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77th Regular Session
January 9, 2001 - May 28, 2001

Leadership

Governor: Rick Perry -  Vetoes

Lieutenant Governor: Bill Ratliff

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

Journals

The House Journal and Senate Journal for the 77th Regular Session are available online.

Rules
House Rules (77th R.S.)
Senate Rules (77th R.S.)

Staff Directories for the 77th Regular Session
House Research Organization. Legislative Staff: 77th Legislature

Bill statistics for the 77th Legislature

Status HB HCR HJR HR SB SCR SJR SR Total
HB & SB
Total
Filed 3701 335 114 1453 1843 78 54 1269 5544 8847
Passed 992 258 13 1430 609 54 7 1268 1601* 4631
Vetoed 60 0 0 0 23 0 0 0 83 83

* Bills signed by the Governor: 1507
Bills effective without the Governor's signature: 10
Bills signed by the Governor with line-item veto: 1
Other: 1 (Returned to Senate; no further action taken)

Membership statistics for the 77th Legislature

Description House
Members
Senate
Members
Total
Gender
Male 120 27 147
Female 30 4 34
Party affiliation
Democrat 78 15 93
Republican 72 16 88
Incumbency
Incumbents 139 30 169
Freshmen* 11 2 13
Ethnicity**
African-American 14 2 16
Caucasian 108 22 130
Hispanic 27 7 34
Age
Under 30 3 0 3
30-39 17 1 18
40-49 51 9 60
50-59 45 14 59
60-69 25 7 32
70 and over 9 0 9

* Includes Rep. Crownover, elected 05/2000; Rep. Villarreal, elected 02/2000 and Sen. Van De Putte, elected 11/1999. (76th Regular Session ended 05/31/1999.)

** Terms beginning on or before 01/09/2001.

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