"The House Research Organization, a nonpartisan independent department of the Texas House of Representatives, provides impartial information on legislation and issues before the Texas Legislature." Click on the tabs to view issues and topics from other legislatures, to search for reports and bill analysis and to use keywords for your searches. Legislation information is used to make policy.
The Senate Research Center provides specialized, objective research to the Texas Senate and Lieutenant Governor. It helps legislators make public policy by providing accurate and thorough research. Click on the "publications" tab or use the link below to access news and events of the current Texas Legislative Session: Legislative Highlights, Budget 101, a lexicon, and the Senate Guide to Ethics and Financial Disclosure.
The Texas Legislative Council "provides bill drafting, computing, research, publishing, and document distribution services to the Texas Legislature and the other legislative agencies." It is also an information resource for the state, its citizens, and others.
Current information tracking bills back to 1991.
See how a representative voted.
This source is divided into current issues, legislation, legislators and leaders, sessions, committees and collections. Search for sessions and bills. There is even a bill status hotline to call.
This link contains access to a Bill Chapter Cross Reference Table, an Index to Sections Affected, the Legislative Archive System and the two links below on legislation and vetoed bills:
The Portal is a gateway to Texas history materials.
TRAIL, Texas Record Information Locator, is a catalog from the Texas State Library and Archives Commission. Search in more than 180 Texas state agency web servers. Contact the library for reference service with grants, statistics, family records, imaging, and more.
The Texas State Law Library is a public law library that "serves the legal research needs of the Texas Supreme Court, the Court of Criminal Appeals, the Office of the Attorney General, other state agencies and commissions, and the citizens of the state."