Check back soon for periodic updates on bills that affect the people served by Integral Care and other community centers across the state during the 82nd Legislative Session.
As of Friday, March 11, there has been a total of 5,694 House and Senate bills that have been filed, 169 are related to mental health and/or developmental disabilities. Click here to review a list of those bills and corresponding description.
How to Monitor Bills
To monitor bills as they are introduced and move through the legislative process, go to the Texas Legislature Online at http://www.capitol.state.tx.us/Home.aspx.
Go directly to filed House Bills: http://www.capitol.state.tx.us/Reports/Report.aspx?LegSess=82R&ID=housefiled Go directly to filed Senate Bills: http://www.capitol.state.tx.us/Reports/Report.aspx?LegSess=82R&ID=senatefiled
Important Session Dates
Tuesday, January 11, 2011 (1st day)
82nd Legislature convenes at noon
[Government Code, Sec. 301.001]
Bill Filing Deadline
Friday, March 11, 2011 (59th day)
Monday, May 30, 2011 (140th day)
Last day of 82nd Regular Session; corrections only
in house and senate
[Sec. 24(b), Art. III, TexasConstitution]
Sunday, June 19, 2011 (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 29, 2011 (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]
How a Bill Becomes a Law
Click here for an interactive demonstration on how a bill becomes a law in Texas.