|Rules of procedure, house and senate
The Texas Constitution allows each chamber to determine the rules of its own
proceedings. This is accomplished through the adoption by each chamber of a resolution
after the beginning of each regular legislative session. Each chamber publishes a volume
of its rules, which is distributed to members and is available to others through House
Document Distribution or the Secretary of the Senate’s Office. The rules also are available online at the house of representatives’ website and the senate’s website. Texas Legislative Manual. Paper copies of current and previous rules are available at the Legislative Reference Library.