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80th Regular Session
January 9, 2007 - May 28, 2007

Leadership

Governor: Rick Perry -  Vetoes

Lieutenant Governor: David Dewhurst

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

Journals

The House Journal and Senate Journal for the 80th Regular Session are available online.

Rules
House Rules (80th R.S.)
Senate Rules (80th R.S.)

Staff Directories for the 80th Regular Session
House Research Organization. Legislative Staff: 80th Legislature

Bill statistics for the 80th Legislature

Status HB HCR HJR HR SB SCR SJR SR Total
HB & SB
Total
Filed 4140 294 108 2994 2050 90 64 1250 6190 10990
Passed 955 200 10 2840 526 59 7 1244 1481 5900
Vetoed 45 3 0 0 8 0 0 0 53 56

Membership Statistics for the 80th Legislature

DescriptionHouse
Members**
Senate
Members
Total
Gender
Male 117 27 144
Female 32 4 36
Party affiliation
Democrat 69 11 79
Republican 80 20 101
Incumbency ***
Incumbents 125 26 151
Freshmen 23 5 28
Age
Under 30 5   0
30 - 39 19   1   20 
40 - 49 41   4   45 
50 - 59 43   20   63 
60 - 69 35   6   41 
70 and over 6   0

* All calculations are based on the membership as of the first day of session: 01/09/2007.

** Rep. Glenda Dawson died on 9/12/2006. Election laws required her name to remain on the general election ballot, and she was elected to the 80th House of Representatives on 11/07/2006. She is not included in the statistics above.

*** Incumbent totals include only those members who served in the 79th Legislature. Freshman totals include only those members whose first term began the first day of the 80th Legislature, 01/09/2007. Rep. Wayne Christian, who first served in the 75th session and is returning after a break in service, is not included in either category.