Calendar

83rd Texas Legislature

Tuesday, January 8, 2013 (1st day)
83rd Legislature convenes at noon
[Government Code, Sec. 301.001]

Friday, March 8, 2013 (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, May 27, 2013 (140th day)
Last day of 83rd Regular Session; corrections only in house and senate
[Sec. 24(b), Art. III, Texas Constitution]

Session Ends

Sunday, June 16, 2013 (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 26, 2013 (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]

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2/1/13
Senate Jurisprudence Committee Hearing:
The Senate Jurisprudence Committee meets at 1:30 p.m. Friday (Feb. 1) in the Betty King Room, 2E.20 of the Texas Capitol Extension. Senator Rodríguez is vice-chairman of the committee.

2/5/13
Senate Jurisprudence Committee Hearing:
The Senate Jurisprudence Committee meets at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday (Feb. 5) in the Betty King room, 2E.20 of the Texas Capitol Extension. Senator Rodríguez is vice-chairman of the committee, which is scheduled to discuss SB 246 (West), relating to the electronic submission of a request for a general opinion, and SB 251 (West), relating to an unsworn declaration made by an employee of a state agency or political subdivision in the performance of the employee’s job duties.

02/12/2013
El Paso Days in Austin:
Tuesday and Wednesday (Feb. 12 and 13) is El Paso Days in Austin. Team El Paso has organized a trip to Austin to share with the Legislature information about El Paso’s agenda. Information: Mica Short, (915) 534-0500.

2/12/13
Senate Jurisprudence Committee Hearing:
The Senate Jurisprudence Committee meets at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday (Feb. 12) in the Betty King room, 2E.20 of the Texas Capitol Extension. Senator Rodríguez is vice-chairman of the committee.

2/16/2013
Education Advisory Committee Meeting:
The District 29 Education Advisory Committee is to meet at 10 a.m. on Saturday (Feb. 16) at the District Office, 100 N. Ochoa, Ste A.

2/19/13
The Senate Jurisprudence Committee meets at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday (Feb. 19) in the Betty King room, 2E.20 of the Texas Capitol Extension. Senator Rodríguez is vice-chairman of the committee.

2/19/13
The Spirit of Star Day 2013 Celebration:
Senator Rodríguez will welcome students to the state Capitol on behalf of the Star Day Foundation. The event is at noon in the Capitol Rotunda. Information: Dennis M. Kulvicki (915) 751-2244.