Legislative Process

How a Bill Becomes a Law: The Texas Constitution and the rules of the House and the Senate govern the movement of bills through the Legislature. This report by the House Research Organization summarizes the key constitutional provisions and rules governing bills in the Legislature, with emphasis on the House Rules. Learn more.

Reading a Bill: The purpose of this publication by the Texas Legislative Council is to help individuals who are unfamiliar with the legislative process to read and understand statutes and bills by providing a basic overview of the statutes and bills and tips for reading them. Learn more.

Legislative Glossary:  Source - Texas Legislative Council:  Guide to Texas Legislative Information. Learn more.

Tracking Bills on the Texas Legislature Online:  Outlines the basic steps involved in passing a bill into law. Includes links to information available on the Texas Legislature Online are provided to aid in following these steps. Learn more.