Legislators Eye Key Dates for Completing Work

Texas Legislature

More than a month has passed since the Texas Legislature convened on Jan. 8, 2013, and lawmakers have until Monday, May 27, to complete their work.

Some important dates are:

  • Friday, March 8, 2013 (60th day of the session)
    The last day for filing bills and joint resolutions other than local bills, emergency appropriations, and bills that have been declared an emergency topic by the governor.
  • Monday, May 27, 2013 (140th day)
    Last day of 83rd Regular Session.
  • Sunday, June 16, 2013 (20th day following final adjournment)
    Last day governor can sign or veto bills passed during the regular legislative session.
  • Monday, August 26, 2013 (91st day following final adjournment)
    Date that bills without specific effective dates (that could not be effective immediately) become law.

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