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76th Regular Session
January 12, 1999 - May 31, 1999

Leadership

Governor: George W. Bush -  Vetoes

Lieutenant Governor: Rick Perry

Speaker(s) of the House: James E. "Pete" Laney 

Journals

The House Journal and Senate Journal for the 76th Regular Session are available online.

Rules
House Rules (76th R.S.)
Senate Rules (76th R.S.)

Staff Directories for the 76th Regular Session
House Research Organization. Legislative Staff: 76th Legislature

Bill statistics for the 76th Legislature

Status HB HCR HJR HR SB SCR SJR SR Total
HB & SB
Total
Filed 3855 320 97 1379 1911 90 45 1224 5766 8921
Passed 960 237 11 1349 662 66 6 1209 1622* 4500
Vetoed 25 1 0 0 7 1 0 0 32 34

* Bills signed by the Governor: 1586
Bills effective without the Governor's signature: 3
Bills signed by the Governor with line-item veto: 1
Other: 1 (Returned to House; no further action taken)

Membership statistics for 76th Legislature

Description House
Members
Senate
Members
Total
Gender
Male 121 28 149
Female 29 3 32
Party affiliation
Democrat 78 15 93
Republican 72 16 88
Incumbency
Incumbents 139 29 169
Freshmen 26* 2 28
Ethnicity**
African-American 14 2 16
Caucasian 108 22 130
Hispanic 28 7 35
Age
Under 30 2 0 2
30-39 21 1 22
40-49 54 12 66
50-59 39 13 52
60-69 26 5 31
70 and over 4 0 4
No response 4 0 4

* Includes Representative Capelo, elected 05/1998 (before the end of the 76th Regular Session.)

** Terms beginning on or before 01/12/1999.

Senate ethnicity source: Secretary of the Senate memo, February 5, 2003, 'Texas Senate: 63rd - 78th Legislatures'. Secretary of the Senate. 2003.
House ethnicity source: House Chief Clerk's Office, lists of House members and race, 70th - 78th Legislatures. House Chief Clerk's Office. 2003.
Additional sources: Office of the Secretary of the Senate, Texas Senate and Office of the Chief Clerk, Texas House of Representatives