The links below will connect you to Texas legislative resources relevant to social policy research.
For how a bill becomes law in Texas, see this page from the Texas House of Representatives. The Texas Legislative Council also provides more detailed information on the legislative process in this guide.
Texas Legislature Online (TLO)
Provides links to a number of sources of legislative and related information, including a calendar of important dates for the legislative session, a legislative glossary, and websites for the senate, house of representatives, and legislative agencies. TLO enables users to track legislation and to search for, view, and print bill text, bill history, bill analysis, fiscal notes, amendments, and summaries of enrolled bills. Users can also obtain information about senate and house members, committee membership, minutes, witness lists, schedules, and calendars.
Legislative Reference Library
Provides current and historical information on Texas legislative members, state leaders, committees, legislation, and legislative sessions. It also includes such resources as: