The 87th regular session is over. But after a weekend of tension over a controversial bill related to state election rules, Texas lawmakers are expected to return for a special session.
It’s crunch time for the House and Senate as the 87th regular session enters its final days. Lawmakers adjourn sine die on May 31.
With 14 days left in the session, both the House and Senate are winding down their consideration of bills. Still, there are several important hearings this week on disability-related legislation.
In the session’s waning days, lawmakers will discuss some proposed bills in formal meetings rather than public hearings, making it an important time for advocates to contact their legislators.
With the regular session concluding at the end of the month, learn what lawmakers mean when they refer to a “vehicle” or a “Christmas tree.” Also, see some of the hearings we’re monitoring this week.
Lawmakers continue to work on the state’s next two-year budget while several legislative deadlines approach.
The House is set to take up its version of the state budget, plus hearings to watch.
The Texas Senate approved its version of the state’s next two-year budget, which included funding to reduce interest lists and boost technology for IDD service providers.
Both the Texas House and Senate are considering legislation that could impact ballot access across the state, particularly for voters with disabilities.
Tensions flare at the Capitol over election issues, plus hearings to watch.