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Bill Filing Deadline Statistics, 86th Legislature

Friday marked the bill filing deadline for the 86th Regular Session. When the deadline had passed, a total of 7,281 bills and joint resolutions had been filed. How does this compare to previous sessions?

 

Bill Statistics at the 45th Day of Session, 86th Legislature

Thursday, February 21 marked the 45th day of the 86th Regular Session. That means we're 3/4 of the way to the 60-day bill filing deadline, which is Friday, March 8, 2019. For those who are curious, here is a look at bill statistics in comparison to a similar period last session.

 

Bills and Joint Resolutions
85th Regular Session

 

(Nov. 14, 2016-Feb. 23, 2017)
86th Regular Session

 

(Nov. 12, 2018-Feb. 21, 2019)
House filed 2,396 2,277
Senate filed 1,094 973
Total filed 3,490 3,250
House referred to committee 1,024 818
Senate referred to committee 814 612
Total referred to committee 1,838 1,430
House scheduled for hearing 3 15
Senate scheduled for hearing 32 5
Total scheduled for hearing 35 20
House reported out of committee 2 0
Senate reported out of committee 23 4
Total reported out of committee 25 4

 

Final Bill Statistics, 85th 1st C.S.

The Governor signed all of the bills that were sent to his desk. See how the numbers shaped up for this special session.

 

  House Bills (HB) & Joint Resolutions (HJR) Senate Bills (SB) & Joint Resolutions (SJR)
Filed  428 132
Reported out of committee 83 22
Passed by chamber of origin 33 21
Referred to committee in opposite chamber 11 12
Reported out of committee in opposite chamber 7 11
Passed opposite chamber 6 7
Sent to the Governor (bills only) 6 6
Signed by the Governor (bills only) 6 6

 

  • View recent blog posts to see how these statistics have changed over the past few weeks and for more information about the legislative process.
  • These bills have not yet been assigned session law chapters. To learn more about session law chapter numbers and copies of signed bills, please read our blog post from June 5.

 

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Bill Statistics, August 14

These statistics were pulled on August 14 at 8:30 a.m. The numbers will continue to change as the special session progresses. 

 

  House Bills (HB) & Joint Resolutions (HJR) Senate Bills (SB) & Joint Resolutions (SJR)
Filed  427 132
Reported out of committee 83 22
Passed by chamber of origin 33 21
Referred to committee in opposite chamber 11 12
Reported out of committee in opposite chamber 7 11
Passed opposite chamber 3 5
Sent to the Governor (bills only) 1 3
Signed by the Governor (bills only) 0 3

 

Bill Statistics, August 7

These statistics were pulled on August 7 at 1:30 p.m. The numbers will continue to change as the special session progresses. 

 

  House Bills (HB) & Joint Resolutions (HJR) Senate Bills (SB) & Joint Resolutions (SJR)
Filed  417 129
Reported out of committee 73 22
Passed by chamber of origin 23 20
Referred to committee in opposite chamber 4 10
Reported out of committee in opposite chamber 0 4
Passed opposite chamber 0 0
Sent to the Governor (bills only) 0 0
Signed by the Governor (bills only) 0 0

 

Past Bill Statistics

Interested to know how the numbers for the 85th Legislature, Regular Session, compare to past Legislatures? Our bill statistics page goes all the way back to the 16th Legislature (1879)!

 

Bill Statistics, July 24

 

 

Bill statistics for the period of July 10, 2017 - July 23, 2017 are provided below. 

 

  House Bills (HB) & Joint Resolutions (HJR) Senate Bills (SB) & Joint Resolutions (SJR)
Filed  293 113
Reported out of committee 1 18
Passed by chamber of origin 0 2
Referred to committee in opposite chamber 0 0
Reported out of committee in opposite chamber 0 0
Passed opposite chamber 0 0
Sent to the Governor (bills only) 0 0
Signed by the Governor (bills only) 0 0

 

For more information about special sessions, visit our Special Sessions of the Texas Legislature page.

Bill Statistics End-of-Session Comparison

Interested in how the final results of the 85th Legislature's regular session compares to the past few sessions? Use the charts below to compare and contrast.

 

To see past bill statistics and other session information, see previous blog posts on the legislative process.

 

Bill Statistics after Signing/Veto Period

June 18 was the last day the Governor could sign, veto, or allow to become law without his signature bills presented to him less than 10 days (not counting Sundays) prior to final adjournment of the 85th Regular Session.

 

The following bill statistics were calculated on June 20 at 8:15 a.m.

  • To see how these statistics have changed since last week, please view our blog post from June 12.
  • To learn about session law chapter numbers and copies of signed bills, please view our blog post from June 5.

 

House and Senate Bills
Filed 6,631
Sent to the Governor 1,211
Signed by the Governor 1,007
Signed by the Governor w/ line-item veto 1
Vetoed by the Governor 50
Filed without the Governor's signature 153
House and Senate Joint Resolutions
Filed 169
Filed with the Secretary of State 9
House and Senate Concurrent Resolutions
Filed 202
Filed with the Secretary of State 13
Sent to the Governor 84
Signed by the Governor 83
Vetoed by the Governor 0
Filed without the Governor's signature 1

 

Bill Statistics, Two Weeks after Sine Die

June 18 is the last day the Governor can sign, veto, or allow to become law without his signature bills presented to him less than 10 days (not counting Sundays) prior to final adjournment of the 85th Regular Session.

 

The following bill statistics were calculated on June 12 at 8:45 a.m. To see how these statistics have changed and other post-session information, see previous blog posts on the legislative process.

 

 

85th Legislature Statistics

House and Senate Bills
Filed 6,631
Sent to the Governor 1,211
Signed by the Governor 558
Vetoed by the Governor 0
Filed without the Governor's signature 46
House and Senate Joint Resolutions
Filed 169
Filed with the Secretary of State 9
House and Senate Concurrent Resolutions
Filed 202
Filed with the Secretary of State 13
Sent to the Governor 84
Signed by the Governor 43
Vetoed by the Governor 0

 

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