What You Need to Know about the 84th Texas Legislative Session:

You can use the form below to determine your districts, and how to contact your Senator and Representative.

Important Committees:

Senate Committee on Business & Commerce

Chair – Kevin Eltife
Vice-Chair – Brandon Creighton
Rodney Ellis
Don Huffines
Charles Schwertner
Kel Seliger
Larry Taylor
Kirk Watson
John Whitmire

House Committee on Licensing & Administrative Procedures

Chair – Wayne Smith
Vice-Chair – Roland Gutierrez
Charlie Geren
Craig Goldman
Ryan Guillen
John Kuempel
Borris Miles
Doug Miller
Senfronia Thompson

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Timeline of the 84th Texas Legislature

Tuesday, January 13, 2015 (1st day)
84th Legislature convenes at noon [Government Code, Sec. 301.001]

Friday, March 13, 2015 (60th day)
Deadline for filing bills and joint resolutions other than local bills, emergency appropriations, and bills that have been declared an emergency by the governor [House Rule 8, Sec. 8; Senate Rules 7.07(b) and 10.01]

Monday, June 1, 2015 (140th day)
Last day of 83rd Regular Session; corrections only in house and senate [Sec. 24(b), Art. III, Texas Constitution]

Sunday, June 21, 2015 (20th day following final adjournment)
Last day governor can sign or veto bills passed during the regular legislative session [Sec. 14, Art. IV, Texas Constitution]

Monday, August 31, 2015 (91st day following final adjournment)
Date that bills without specific effective dates (that could not be effective immediately) become law [Sec. 39, Art. III, Texas Constitution]

Timeline provided by Texas Legislature online

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