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Editor's note: An earlier version of the bill tracker included SB 9, which would have given one-time bonuses to teachers according to their school district's enrollment size. However, we removed it from the tracker after a House committee removed teacher bonuses from the bill.
Texas lawmakers filed thousands of bills during the 2023 legislative session. However, most of those bills won’t become law. Lawmakers will spend the final weeks before the session ends on May 29 trying to push through their priorities. They will also try to stop certain bills from going through by delaying votes and letting them miss key deadlines. If a bill fails, it might still be revived as an amendment to other legislation. Most new laws take effect Sept. 1.
Here’s how the legislative process works:
Major bills at a glance
Bills that are still in the works
Bills that have been sent to Gov. Abbott
Bills that have been signed into law
Bills that failed or were vetoed by the governor
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