87th Legislative Session

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Every two years, the Texas Legislature convenes for a 140-day regular legislative session. The Texas Council for Developmental Disabilities (TCDD) monitors legislative activities that could impact disability-related programs and services. To ensure you receive our updates regarding legislative activities, subscribe to TCDD eNews or follow us on X.

87th legislative session

87th Legislative Session

The regular session of the 87th Texas Legislature concluded in May 2021. During the legislative session, TCDD provided regular updates on what’s happening at the Capitol. These weekly updates included important testimony, hearings to watch, legislative-related resources, and more. 

Monday, May 31, was the 140th and final day of the regular session of the 87th Texas Legislature. Lawmakers spent the day adopting resolutions, hearing announcements, and making minor technical corrections to bills that had already passed. But the calm of these final hours came in stark contrast to the tension from the preceding week. Learn More.

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Who Represents Me?
Information is available about current districts and members of the Texas Legislature, State Board of Education, and Texas delegation to the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives. To find out who represents you, visit Texas Legislature Online: Who Represents Me?

Contacting Your Legislators
For information about how to find, contact, and address your legislators, visit Legislative Reference Library of Texas: Contacting Your Legislator.

How a Bill Becomes a Law
Do you know how a bill becomes a law in Texas? If you don’t, check out our easy-to-understand infographic that simplifies the complicated process. The infographic is available in English and Spanish.



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