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84th Regular Session
January 13, 2015 - June 1, 2015

Leadership

Governor: Rick Perry
Lieutenant Governor: David Dewhurst
Speaker(s) of the House: Joe Straus 

Membership Statistics for the 84th Legislature

DescriptionHouse
Members
Senate
Members
Total
Gender *
Male 120 23 143
Female 28 8 36
Total 148 31 179
Party affiliation *
Democrat 51 11 62
Republican 97 20 117
Total 148 31 179
Incumbency **
Incumbents 123 23 146
Freshmen 24 8 32
Total 147 31 178
Age *
Under 30 0 0 0
30 - 39 28   0 28 
40 - 49 46   3   49 
50 - 59 35   12   47 
60 - 69 31   14   45 
70 and over 8   2   10 
Total 148 31 179

* Gender, party affiliation, and age calculations are based on the membership as of the first day of session: 01/13/2015. House Districts 13 and 123 are not included due to pending special elections.

** Incumbent totals include members who served the previous session. Freshmen totals include members whose first terms began the first day of session: 01/13/2015. House members who were elected to the Senate are considered freshmen in the Senate.

    Not included as incumbent or freshman:
  • Rep.Rodney Anderson (first served in 82nd session)

Bill statistics for the 84th Legislature, Regular Session

Status HB HCR HJR HR SB SCR SJR SR Total
HB & SB
Total
Filed 4207 122 133 3632 2069 52 67 1074 6276 11356
Passed 819 68 2 3581 504 32 5 1072 1323 6083
Vetoed 34 1 0 0 9 0 0 0 43 44

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