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82nd Legislature Regular Session
Dates of Interest

Dates of Interest

Tuesday, March 6, 2012
Primary election for legislative and other offices is held
[Election Code, sec. 41.007]

Tuesday, May 22, 2012
Primary runoff election for legislative and other offices is held
[Election Code, sec. 41.007]

Tuesday, November 6, 2012
General election for legislative and other offices is held
[Election Code, Sec. 41.002]

Monday, November 12, 2012
Prefiling of legislation for the 83rd Legislature begins
[House Rule 8, Sec. 7, and Senate Rule 7.04(a)]

Session Begins

Tuesday, January 8, 2013 (1st day)
83rd Legislature convenes at noon
[Government Code, Sec. 301.001]

Friday, March 8, 2013 (60th day)
Deadline for filing bills and joint resolutions other than local bills,
emergency appropriations, and bills that have been declared an
emergency by the governor
[House Rule 8, Sec. 8; Senate Rules 7.07(b) and 10.01]

Monday, May 27, 2013 (140th day)
Last day of 83rd Regular Session; corrections only in house and senate
[Sec. 24(b), Art. III, Texas Constitution]

Session Ends

Sunday, June 16, 2013 (20th day following final adjournment)
Last day governor can sign or veto bills passed during the regular legislative session
[Sec. 14, Art. IV, Texas Constitution]

Monday, August 26, 2013 (91st day following final adjournment)
Date that bills without specific effective dates (that could not be effective
immediately) become law
[Sec. 39, Art. III, Texas Constitution]