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83rd 1st Called Session
May 27, 2013 - June 25, 2013


Governor: Rick Perry -  Vetoes

Lieutenant Governor: David Dewhurst

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

Special Session Topics

 Proclamations   Addresses

  • Consider legislation which ratifies and adopts the interim redistricting plans ordered by the federal district court as the permanent plans for districts used to elect members of the Texas House of Representatives, Texas Senate and United States House of Representatives. [Mon May 27, 2013]
  • Consider legislation relating to the funding of transportation infrastructure projects. [Mon Jun 10, 2013]
  • Consider legislation relating to establishing a mandatory sentence of life with parole for a capital felony committed by a 17-year-old offender. [Tue Jun 11, 2013]
  • Consider legislation relating to the regulation of abortion procedures, providers, and facilities. [Tue Jun 11, 2013]


The House Journal and Senate Journal for the 83rd 1st Called Session are available online.

House Rules (83rd R.S.)
Senate Rules (83rd R.S.)

Bill statistics for the 83rd Legislature, 1st Called Session

Filed 82 10 11 265 48 5 10 137 130 568
Passed 0 5 0 262 3 2 0 137 3 409
Vetoed 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0