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86th Regular Session
January 8, 2019 - May 27, 2019

Leadership

Governor: Greg Abbott
Lieutenant Governor: information not available.
Speaker(s) of the House: Dennis Bonnen 

Membership Statistics for the 86th Legislature

DescriptionHouse
Members
Senate
Members
Total
Gender *
Male 114 22 136
Female 33 9 42
Total 147 31 178
Party affiliation *
Democrat 64 12 76
Republican 83 19 102
Total 147 31 178
Incumbency **
Incumbents 118 25 143
Freshmen 27 6 33
Total 145 31 176
Age *
Under 30 1   0
30 - 39 22   0 22 
40 - 49 49   4   53 
50 - 59 38   12   50 
60 - 69 25   9   34 
70 and over 12   6   18 

* Gender, party affiliation, and age calculations are based on the membership as of the first day of session: 01/08/2019.

** Incumbent totals include members who served the previous session. Freshman totals include members whose first terms began the first day of session: 01/08/2019.

    Not included as incumbent or freshman:
  • Rep.Trey Martinez Fischer (first served in 77th session)
  • Rep.Steve Toth (first served in 83rd session)

*** House totals do not include Carol Alvarado, Joe Pickett, and Justin Rodriguez who were elected to the 86th House of Representatives, but declined to qualify. Carol Alvarado was elected to the Senate and is included in the Senate totals.

Bill statistics for the 86th Legislature, Regular Session

Status HB HCR HJR HR SB SCR SJR SR Total
HB & SB
Total
Filed 4765 186 147 2217 2559 68 70 865 7324 10877
Passed 969 102 7 2155 460 23 3 862 1429 4581
Vetoed 41 2 0 0 15 0 0 0 56 58

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