|Texas Legislative Council--Information Systems Division
Robert E. Johnson, Sr., Legislative Office Building, 3rd Floor
1501 North Congress Avenue
P.O. Box 12128
Austin, Texas 78711-2128
(512) 463-1160 • FAX (512) 463-9026
The information systems division of the Texas Legislative Council supports online
access to legislative information through a number of legislative applications, databases,
and websites. Legislators and their staffs have access to all of these resources in their
Capitol and district offices. Public access to much of the same information is available
through the Internet and through public terminals in the Legislative Reference Library.
Legislative applications and websites developed and maintained by the division to
provide legislative information include the following:
- Intranet TLIS (Texas Legislative Information System)—Enables users to track legislation and to search for, view, and print bill text, bill history, bill analyses, fiscal notes, amendments, and enrolled bill summaries; committee membership, minutes, witness lists, and schedules; and house and senate calendars.
- Intranet TAS (Texas Appointment System)—Enables users to view and print information about appointments made by the governor, lieutenant governor, speaker, and others having authority to appoint members to a legislative entity, governor’s task force, state agency, board, or commission.
- Internet Who Represents Me?—For Texas Senate, Texas House of Representatives, Texas delegation to the U.S. House of Representatives, and State Board of Education districts, enables users to identify elected officials who represent a given address, zip code, county, or city.
- Internet TLO (Texas Legislature Online)—Enables users to track legislation and to search for, view, and print bill text, bill history, bill analyses, fiscal notes, amendments, and enrolled bill summaries; committee membership, minutes, witness lists, and schedules; and house and senate calendars.
- Internet DistrictViewer—Displays maps and demographic and election reports for redistricting proposals and current legislative, congressional, and State Board of Education districts.
- Internet Texas Constitution and Statutes—Has download options and keyword search.
From the data available in TLIS, the information systems division prints
various reports of legislative activity. These reports contain entries on legislation
listed by document number, by author, or by subject. The bills, joint resolutions,
concurrent resolutions, and simple resolutions are in separate numerical lists, and
each entry includes the document number, author, last action taken, caption, and other
pertinent information. Additional lists available after the session include a master
list of bills passed by the legislature, arranged by author, by number, and by subject,
and a complete bill history report that lists actions taken on every bill and resolution.
Each of the lists is available for use in the Legislative Reference Library.