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79th 2nd Called Session
July 21, 2005 - August 19, 2005

Leadership

Governor: Rick Perry -  Vetoes

Lieutenant Governor: David Dewhurst

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

Special Session Topics

 Proclamations

  • Increase the homestead ad valorem tax exemption. [Wed Jul 20, 2005]
  • Limiting the ad valorem tax appraisals and rates of certain taxing units. [Wed Jul 20, 2005]
  • Providing ad valorem tax relief and protecting taxpayers. [Wed Jul 20, 2005]
  • Address educator compensation, benefits and certification. [Thu Jul 21, 2005]
  • Charter school funding and reform. [Thu Jul 21, 2005]
  • Funding for the public school finance system and the continuation of the Texas Education Agency. [Thu Jul 21, 2005]
  • Further competition in the telecommunications market. [Thu Jul 21, 2005]
  • Increase the compensation of judges, including salary and retirement benefits. [Thu Jul 21, 2005]
  • Increased accountability and intervention for schools failing to meet state standards. [Thu Jul 21, 2005]
  • Issuance of state-issued certificates of franchise authority for cable and video services. [Thu Jul 21, 2005]
  • Legislation providing for end-of-course examinations to be usedin public schools. [Thu Jul 21, 2005]
  • Legislation related to the provision of broadband over powerlines. [Thu Jul 21, 2005]
  • Legislation that establishes indicators of college readiness and higher levels of student achievement in the public school accountability system. [Thu Jul 21, 2005]
  • Legislation that funds textbooks and creates the instructional materials allotment for public schools. [Thu Jul 21, 2005]
  • Local property tax rate compression and voter approval of local property tax rates. [Thu Jul 21, 2005]
  • Modifications to the recapture provisions of the public school finance system. [Thu Jul 21, 2005]
  • November elections for public school boards of trustees. [Thu Jul 21, 2005]
  • Providing for performance-based incentives to educators and schools that attain higher levels of student achievement. [Thu Jul 21, 2005]
  • Providing for public school financial accountability and increasing transparency in school district financial reportin. [Thu Jul 21, 2005]
  • The authorization, issuance and funding of tuition revenue bonds. [Thu Jul 21, 2005]
  • Limiting the use of eminent domain to take private property for private parties or economic development purposes. [Tue Aug 9, 2005]

Journals

The House Journal and Senate Journal for the 79th 2nd Called Session are available online.

Rules
House Rules (79th R.S.)
Senate Rules (79th R.S.)

Bill statistics for the 79th Legislature, 2nd Called Session

Status HB HCR HJR HR SB SCR SJR SR Total
HB & SB
Total
Filed 70 13 15 256 38 0 9 138 108 539
Passed 1 12 0 250 2 0 0 138 3 403
Vetoed 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0