Legislature


Committee Assignments

84th Legislative Session (2015)
Appropriations (State Budget)
Sub Committee on Article III
Public Education
Sub Committee on Educator Quality

85th Legislative Session (2017)
Appropriations (State Budget)
Sub Committee on Article III
House Administration (Vice Chair)
Opiods & Substance Abuse
Public Education
Sub Committee on Educator Quality

86th Legislative Session (2019)
Appropriations (State Budget)
Sub Committee on Article III
Public Education

87th Legislative Session (2021)
Appropriations (State Budget)
Sub Committee on Article III
Public Education

Legislation Passage Rates*

84th Legislative Session (2015) – 43% Passage Rate

85th Legislative Session (2017) – 26% Passage Rate

86th Legislative Session (2019) – 26% Passage Rate

87th Legislative Session (2021) – 47% Passage Rate

*Note: A “good” passage rate for an office is about 10% (e.g. if a member files 30 bills, they pass around 3 of them). Some filed bills do not pass as filed, they can get amended into other bills, or their Senate companion may get passed into law instead.

Texas Legislature 101

The Texas legislative process is fascinating and very complex, but the more knowledge you have about the steps, the more effective you will be at advocating for the policies you think are best for all Texans. Below is an annotated list of resources for constituents to find out more about the legislature, bills, and legislative process.

Texas Legislature Online (TLO)This is your best resource to look up bills, read their text, find analyses, peruse fiscal notes, and check out authors and sponsors. You can follow the status of a specific bill, find out how a legislator voted, track legislation, and receive bill movement and/or committee meeting alerts.
The Legislative Process in Texas by Texas Legislative Council This is a 16 page PDF that will walk you through how a bill goes from an idea to a law. It describes the roles of legislators and committees, conference committees, governor actions, different types of legislation, and even includes easy to understand flow charts.
Dates of InterestThis 4-page PDF not only lists the specific days and deadlines the legislature must follow, but also gives hyperlinked references to House Rules, Senate Rules, State Laws, and the Texas Constitution.
Legislative Reference Library of TexasThis website holds a wealth of historical and current information about past sessions, legislators, research, articles, and documents.
Texas Legislature (TSHA)The Texas State Historical Association has a detailed entry about the history of the state legislature.

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