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78th 2nd Called Session
July 28, 2003 - August 26, 2003


Governor: Rick Perry -  Vetoes

Lieutenant Governor: David Dewhurst

Speaker(s) of the House: Tom Craddick  - (Proclamations)

Special Session Topics


  • For the purpose of considering congressional redistricting. [Mon Jul 28, 2003]
  • Relating to state fiscal management, including adjustments to certain school district fiscal matters made necessary by recent changes in state fiscal management; making related appropriations. [Mon Jul 28, 2003]
  • Relating to the dates of certain elections, the procedures for canvassing the ballots for an election, and the counting of certain ballots voted by mail. [Mon Jul 28, 2003]
  • Relating to the financing, construction, improvement, maintenance, and operation of toll facilities by the Texas Department of Transportation and the disposition of money generated by the driver responsibility program, fines imposed for certain offenses, and certain fees collected by the Department of Public Safety of the State of Texas; making an appropriation. [Mon Jul 28, 2003]
  • Relating to the reorganization of, efficiency in, and other reform measures applying to state government. [Mon Jul 28, 2003]


The House Journal and Senate Journal for the 78th 2nd Called Session are available online.

House Rules (78th R.S.)
Senate Rules (78th R.S.)

Bill statistics for the 78th Legislature, 2nd C.S.

Filed 52 10 2 209 8 2 0 22 60 305
Passed 0 0 0 196 0 0 0 0 0 196
Vetoed 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0