|Bill files, historical
The Legislative Reference Library provides access to paper files on bills and resolutions
introduced in the house or the senate from the 63rd Legislature (1973) through the present.
The files contain the original copies of the introduced, committee report, engrossed,
senate amendments, conference committee report, and enrolled versions of bills and
resolutions. The files are complete, containing fiscal notes, impact statements,
conference committee side-by-side analyses, and other attachments when appropriate.
Bill files, indexed by bill or resolution number within a legislative session, may
not be removed from the library but may be viewed in person by appointment or copied. The Legislative Archive System (LAS) on the library’s
website also provides access to scanned PDF bill files from the 51st Legislature (1949) through the 77th Legislature (2001).
The Texas State Archives of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission provides
access to paper files on bills and resolutions introduced before 1973. Library staff will
make copies of materials from the files on request at no charge for state employees
and at 10 cents per page for other individuals.