By Texas Tribune Staff, The Texas Tribune
“Is it law yet? See how far some of the most consequential bills have made it in the 2023 Texas Legislature” was first published by The Texas Tribune, a nonprofit, nonpartisan media organization that informs Texans — and engages with them — about public policy, politics, government and statewide issues.
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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:
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This article originally appeared in The Texas Tribune at https://www.texastribune.org/2023/05/18/texas-legislature-bills-pass-fail/.
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