The rules that govern the Texas Senate and Texas House of Representatives are written by the members of each chamber. These are the rules of the House. These are the rules of the Senate. Read more about Session 101: Rules Of The Texas Legislature
The committee process in the Texas Legislature goes far beyond what the public generally sees. It’s about providing public testimony and voting on bills, yes, but the work that goes into the process extends far beyond what we see. Visit this website to find a list of committees in the Legislature, examine what bills are sent to each committee, and to look at upcoming committee meetings.
Here’s a simple rundown of what goes on behind the scenes in committees of the Texas Legislature. Read more about Session 101: How Committees Work
As the 84th Texas Legislature convenes in Austin, it’s not just lawmakers that will be swarming the halls of the Capitol. There is a large, robust community that works throughout the Capitol – thousands of people make state government work (or not work) on a daily basis.
Here is a primer on who comes to the Capitol, and a rough sketch of what we expect them to be doing while they are here. Read more about Session 101: Important People & Dates