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83rd 2nd Called Session
July 1, 2013 - July 30, 2013


Governor: Rick Perry -  Vetoes

Lieutenant Governor: David Dewhurst

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

Special Session Topics


  • Consider legislation relating to establishing a mandatory sentence of life with parole for a capital felony committed by a 17-year-old offender. [Wed Jun 26, 2013]
  • Consider legislation relating to the funding of transportation infrastructure projects. [Wed Jun 26, 2013]
  • Consider legislation relating to the regulation of abortion procedures, providers and facilities. [Wed Jun 26, 2013]


The House Journal and Senate Journal for the 83rd 2nd Called Session are available online.

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

Bill statistics for the 83rd Legislature, 2nd Called Session

Filed 60 20 10 196 39 1 10 108 99 444
Passed 1 15 0 192 1 0 0 107 2 316
Vetoed 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0