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2019 Legislative Session News

The 86th Regular Session of the Texas Legislature convened on January 8, 2019. 

On the first day of session, the Texas House of Representatives elected Representative Dennis Bonnen (R-Angleton) as Speaker of the House of Representatives. 

The Senate convened and elected Senator Kirk Watson as President Pro Tempore. Lt. Governor Dan Patrick is the presiding officer of the Senate.

General Information

The House of Representatives website is
The Senate website is

You can follow bills through the legislative process using the Texas Legislature Online website:

Do you want to watch proceedings live? Click here for the Senate and here for the House. This will list both floor debate and committee hearings.