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82nd Regular Session
January 11, 2011 - May 30, 2011

Leadership

Governor: Rick Perry -  Vetoes

Lieutenant Governor: David Dewhurst

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

Journals

The House Journal and Senate Journal for the 82nd Regular Session are available online.

Transcripts

Transcripts of House and Senate sessions are available from the Texas Tribune.

Rules
House Rules (82nd R.S.)
Senate Rules (82nd R.S.)

Staff Directories for the 82nd Regular Session
House Research Organization. Legislative Staff: 82nd Legislature

Membership Statistics for the 82nd Legislature

DescriptionHouse
Members***
Senate
Members
Total
Gender *
Male 118 25 143
Female 32 6 38
Party affiliation *
Democrat 49 12 61
Republican 101 19 120
Incumbency **
Incumbents 113 29 142
Freshmen 35 2 37
Age *
Under 30 2   0
30 - 39 21   0 21 
40 - 49 35   4   39 
50 - 59 54   13   67 
60 - 69 32   13   45 
70 and over 6   1  

* Gender, party affiliation, and age calculations are based on the membership as of the first day of session: 01/11/2011.

** Incumbent totals include members who served the previous session. Freshman totals include members whose first terms began the first day of session: 01/11/2011.

    Not included as incumbent or freshman:
  • Rep. William 'Bill' Zedler (first served in 78th session)
  • Rep. Borris Miles (first served in 80th session)
  • Rep. Jim Murphy (first served in 80th session)

*** Rep. Edmund Kuempel died on 11/4/2010. He was elected to the 82nd House of Representatives on 11/2/2010. He is not included in the statistics above.

Statistics for race and ethnicity are not available.

Bill statistics for the 82nd Legislature, Regular Session

Status HB HCR HJR HR SB SCR SJR SR Total
HB & SB
Total
Filed 3865 172 154 2812 1931 60 53 1268 5796 10315
Passed 797 101 3 2733 582 41 8 1262 1379 5526
Vetoed 18 0 0 0 7 0 0 0 25 25