Monday, March 12, 2007

Nearly 6,000 bills filed at 80th Texas Lege

When the 60th day of the Texas Legislature came and went last week (the final day for bill filing under House and Senate rules), the last bills filed were SB 1944 in the Senate and HB 3977 in the House, bringing the total number filed to 5,921. That's up 13% from the 79th session. Here's a full list of bills by topic.

For those trying to track this onslaught of legislation, btw, the capitol website is your friend, as are the House and Senate sites for committee information. Collectively they are in many ways equal or superior to services for which lobbyists pay big bucks. With just 78 days and counting, that's not much time for legislation that's going to move to move.

Let the sausage making begin.


Anonymous said...

Sausage making? This is the Lege, not the TYC.

Gritsforbreakfast said...

Ugh! - what a TYC reference! You're right I'll have to watch that line of metaphor.

As for sausage making, that's from an old saw from Otto von Bismarck, who observed that those who enjoy laws or sausages, and who would continue to do so, should prefer not to see either of them made. :) best,