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Important Session Deadlines to Note

Critical session deadlines are fast approaching. Listed below are significant dates in the legislative process that will determine whether a bill will become a law.

Upcoming key session deadlines include:

Monday, May 6 (119th day)
Last day for House committees to report House bills and joint resolutions [relates to House Rule 6, Sec. 16(a), requiring 36-hour layout of daily calendars prior to consideration, and House Rule 8, Sec. 13(b), the deadline for consideration].

Thursday, May 9 (122nd day)
Last day for the House to consider House bills and joint resolutions on second reading on Daily or Supplemental Calendar [House Rule 8, Sec. 13(b)].

Friday, May 17 (130th day)
Last day for the House to consider local House bills on second and third reading [House Rule 8, Sec. 13(a)] and the first day the Senate can consider bills and resolutions posted on the Intent Calendar [Senate Rule 5.14(b)].

Saturday, May 18 (131st day)
Last day for House committees to report Senate bills and joint resolutions [relates to House Rule 6, Sec. 16(a), requiring 36-hour layout of daily calendars prior to consideration, and House Rule 8, Sec. 13(c), the deadline for consideration].

Tuesday, May 21 (134th day)
Last day for the House to consider Senate bills and joint resolutions, other than local and consent, on second reading on Daily or Supplemental Calendar [House Rule 8, Sec. 13(c)].

Sunday, May 26, 2013 (139th day)
Last day for the House to adopt conference committee reports or discharge House conferees and concur in Senate amendments [House Rule 8, Sec. 13(e)].
Last day for the Senate to concur in House amendments or adopt conference committee reports [relates to Senate Rule 7.25, limiting a vote on the passage of any bill during the last 24 hours of the session to correct an error in the bill].

Monday, May 27, 2013 (140th day) — SINE DIE!!!
Last day of 83rd Regular Session – corrections only in House and Senate [Sec. 24(b), Art. III, Texas Constitution].

Click here for a full list of important session dates.

Click here for a printable calendar of the important dates during the critical final 21 days.