82nd Legislative Session

Texas Legislative Sessions

The Texas Legislature ended its 82nd regular legislative session on May 30, 2011 and conducted its first called special session from May 31 to June 29, 2011. The interim period between legislative sessions concluded when the 83rd regular legislative session began on January 8, 2013.

State Budget

TCDD monitored and analyzed how disability-related programs and services were addressed in the state budget. Before the legislative session began, state agencies submitted their budget requests — formally referred to as Legislative Appropriations Requests — to the Legislature. The State Agency Budget Requests Summary webpage includes information about both the base budget and exceptional item requests submitted by select state agencies. House Bill 1 was the Fiscal Year 2012–2013 biennial budget. For details about how the Legislature appropriated funds, visit the 2012–2013 Biennial Budget Summary webpage.

Interim Charges

During the interim between legislative sessions, committees are charged to study key issues and research information that will help guide future legislative decisions. The Texas Council for Developmental Disabilities reviewed and identified the charges that could have the most impact on people with disabilities. To learn about the disability-related issues the Legislature focused on between the 82nd and 83rd legislative sessions, check out the House Key Interim Charges and the Senate Key Interim Charges webpages.