|Texas Legislative Council--Research Division
Robert E. Johnson, Sr., Legislative Office Building, 2nd Floor
1501 North Congress Avenue
P.O. Box 12128
Austin, Texas 78711-2128
(512) 463-1143 • FAX (512) 936-1020
The research division of the Texas Legislative Council (TLC) provides nonpartisan
general and statistical research; drafting of resolutions, bill analyses, and side-by-side comparisons of certain versions of bills; mapping; and redistricting services to all legislators, legislative committees, and the lieutenant
governor. The division also serves as an information resource for state agencies,
Texas citizens, and others as time and resources allow. Legislative
information materials that the division produces or assists in producing include the following:
- Publications, data, reports, and maps relating to legislative policy issues.
- Maps, data reports, a website, and other materials relating to legislative and congressional redistricting.
- Analyses of Proposed Constitutional Amendments—A guide to proposed amendments to the Texas Constitution that will appear on the ballot of an upcoming election.
- Data, Maps, and Reports—A legislative intranet website containing data, maps, and reports relating to policy issues of current interest to the Texas Legislature.
- Guide to Texas Legislative Council Services—A detailed guide to services and products provided to the legislature by the agency, presented in a publication and a legislative intranet site.
- Guide to Texas Legislative Information—An aid to locating legislative information and resources, presented in a publication and in legislative intranet and Internet websites.
- Legislative Research on the Web—A legislative intranet directory of state, federal, and other web resources for legislative research.
- Procedures Manual for Joint Committees—Procedures governing the financial, administrative, and logistical operations of joint committees.
- Reading and Understanding Statutes and Bills—A primer on how to read statutes and bills.
- Session activity information—Brief synopses, authors, sponsors, and effective dates of all bills that were enacted and all joint resolutions proposing amendments to the Texas Constitution that were passed by the legislature during a session, available in a publication and through TLIS on the intranet and TLO on the Internet. Also, New, Renamed, and Abolished State Governmental Entities, which reflects changes made in a legislative session.
Most publications can be obtained from the council’s House Document Distribution office, (512) 463-2920,
and appear online on the TLC website. The Procedures Manual for Joint Committees can be
obtained from the council’s accounting office, (512) 463-1151. Maps and redistricting materials
can be obtained from the research division’s redistricting support services, (512)
463-6622. Some policy issue maps also are available on the Data, Maps, and Reports website, and some redistricting materials also are available on the
Texas Redistricting website.