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Current Articles & Research Resources, October 21

In this weekly post, we feature helpful research tools and recent articles of interest to the legislative community.

  • See where Texas lands on the list of which states have the worst drivers in the nation. (SmartAsset, June 23, 2021)
  • Read about a recent proposed rule from the FDA that would establish a new category of over-the-counter hearing aids. (U.S. Food & Drug Administration, October 19, 2021)
  • Find out which weather and climate disasters of 2021 have topped $1 billion in losses in the U.S. (National Centers for Environmental Information, updated October 8, 2021)
  • Track construction and traffic updates for I-35 through the Austin area. (Texas Department of Transportation, ©2021)


Librarians review and select articles from more than 1,000 print and online sources to compile a weekly annotated list of Current Articles of interest to the legislative community. View this week's Current Articles.


Members of the Texas legislative community may request articles by using our online form or by calling 512-463-1252.

Bill Statistics, October 21

87th Legislature, 3rd Called Session Statistics


The 87th Legislature, 3rd Called Session, adjourned Sine Die on October 19, 2021. The last day for the Governor to sign or veto bills is Monday, November 8.

The following bill statistics were calculated on October 21, 2021, at 8:15 a.m.


  House Bills (HBs) &
House Joint Resolutions (HJRs)
Senate Bills (SBs) &
Senate Joint Resolutions (SJRs)
Filed 183 66
Reported out of committee 6 14
Passed by chamber of origin 5 12
Referred to committee in opposite chamber 3 11
Reported out of committee in opposite chamber 3 8
Passed opposite chamber 3 8
Sent to governor (bills only) 3 6
Signed by the governor (bills only) 0 0