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81st 1st Called Session
July 1, 2009 - July 2, 2009

Leadership

Governor: Rick Perry -  Vetoes

Lieutenant Governor: David Dewhurst

Speaker(s) of the House: Joe Straus  - (Proclamations)

Special Session Topics

 Proclamations

  • consider legislation relating to the date on which the authority of the Texas Department of Transportation and a regional mobility authority to enter into a comprehensive development agreement expires. [Thu Jun 25, 2009]
  • consider legislation relating to the issuance by the Texas Transportation Commission, pursuant to Article III, Section 49-p, of the Texas Constitution, of general obligation bonds for highway improvement projects, and to the creation, administration, financing and use of a Texas Transportation Revolving Fund to provide financial assistance for transportation projects. [Thu Jun 25, 2009]
  • consider legislation that provides for extending the existence of several state agencies that were subject to sunset review by the 81st Legislature and will be abolished without legislative action under the state's Sunset Act, that changes the review schedule for certain state agencies to balance the workload of the Sunset Advisory Commission. [Thu Jun 25, 2009]

Journals

The House Journal and Senate Journal for the 81st 1st Called Session are available online.

Rules
House Rules (81st R.S.)
Senate Rules (81st R.S.)

Bill statistics for the 81st Legislature, 1st Called Session

Status HB HCR HJR HR SB SCR SJR SR Total
HB & SB
Total
Filed 11 7 1 108 13 1 2 34 24 177
Passed 1 4 0 106 1 0 0 34 2 146
Vetoed 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0