Archive January 2021
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This week in the Legislature, the Texas Senate is conducting hearings on Redistricting and Finance. Both chambers will reconvene on February 9. Also, the Speaker of the House is working on Committee assignments, expected to be released mid-February.
- The House enacted a new section of the rules that applies to times when we are in a declared disaster. As of right now, these rules will apply to the 87th Session.
- Committee testimony will be different this year. Each Committee will include instructions for each of their hearings and committees have the option of allowing public testimony (with a mask) or electronic comments only. The rules approved in the Texas House will allow videoconference testimony only for those invited by a committee chair.
2020 Annual Report
87th Legislature’s Regular Session News
On Tuesday, January 12, the Texas Senate and House of Representatives will convene and newly and re-elected Senators and Representatives will be sworn in. The Senate will elect the President Pro-tempore and then they will elect their Speaker. The Speaker will appoint the Speaker Pro-tempore during the first or second week of session. Both the House and Senate will adopt their own rules on Wednesday or Thursday. Over the next few weeks the Lt. Governor and the Speaker will put their committees together and should announce them late January or early February.