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87th 3rd Called Session
September 20, 2021 - October 19, 2021

Leadership

Governor: Greg Abbott -  Vetoes

Lieutenant Governor: Dan Patrick

Speaker(s) of the House: Dade Phelan 

Special Session Topics

 Proclamations   Messages

  • Consider and act upon legislation identical to Senate Bill 29 as passed by the Texas Senate in the 87th Legislature, Regular Session, disallowing a student from competing in University Interscholastic League athletic competitions designated for the sex opposite to the student’s sex at birth. [Tue Sep 7, 2021]
  • Consider and act upon legislation providing appropriations from the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARPA), Pub. L. No. 1 17-2. [Tue Sep 7, 2021]
  • Consider and act upon legislation regarding whether any state or local governmental entities in Texas can mandate that an individual receive a COVID-19 vaccine and, if so, what exemptions should apply to such mandate. [Tue Sep 7, 2021]
  • Consider and act upon legislation relating to the apportionment of the State of Texas into districts used to elect members of the Texas House of Representatives, the Texas Senate, the State Board of Education, and the United States House of Representatives. [Tue Sep 7, 2021]
  • Consider and act upon legislation similar to Senate Bill 474 as passed by 87th Legislature, Regular Session, but that addresses the concerns expressed in the governor’s veto statement (Relating to the unlawful restraint of a dog; creating a criminal offense). [Tue Sep 7, 2021]
  • Consider and act upon legislation proposing a constitutional amendment to further protect the safety of the community, law enforcement, and victims, from accused criminals who may be released on bail, including by giving magistrates the discretion to deny bail under some circumstances to people accused of certain violent, sexual, or trafficking offenses [Wed Sep 22, 2021]
  • Consider and act upon legislation providing additional property-tax relief for Texans [Wed Sep 22, 2021]
  • Consider and act upon legislation increasing the penalties for illegal voting that were reduced in Senate Bill No. 1 that passed in the 87th Legislature, Second Called Session [Thu Sep 30, 2021]
  • Consider and act upon legislation establishing that no entity in Texas can compel receipt of a COVID-19 vaccine by any individual, including an employee or a consumer, who objects to such vaccination for any reason of personal conscience, based on religious belief, or for medical reasons, including prior recovery from COVID-19 [Mon Oct 11, 2021]
  • Consider and act upon legislation to improve higher education in Texas [Fri Oct 15, 2021]

Journals

The House Journal and Senate Journal for the 87th 3rd Called Session are available online.

Rules
House Rules (87th R.S.)