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Dates of Interest

85th Legislature convenes - Jan. 10, 2017

85th Legislature adjourns  - May 29, 2017

Who Represents Me?

Find out who represents you in the Texas Senate, Texas House of Representatives, the Texas delegation to the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives, and the State Board of Education at

How to Stay Informed of the Legislative Process

When the legislature is in session, the Texas Legislature Online (TLO) home page will include the time that the House and Senate are scheduled to convene each day. Methods to view introduced legislation include:

Legislative Reports - View a list of bills that have been filed in the House or Senate.

  • Bill Status - View the current status and legislative history for a bill.
  • Text Search - Find bills with specific content.
  • Subject Search - Find bills on a specific subject using the bill search or the subject  index.

You can create a personal bill list and receive e-mail notification as the status changes on bills you chose to watch at Most committee meetings are available for viewing over the Internet on the House and Senate websites. 

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