LAWMAKERS STILL FILING BILLS – TOTAL REACHES 7,600!

Nearly 60 days after the official bill-filing deadline, lawmakers continue to file bills by convincing their colleagues to suspend the rules. The total reached 7,600 on May 5. (This count includes bills and proposals to amend the Texas Constitution.)

A very quick TML review has found that no legislative body – including Congress – has ever filed as many bills in a two-year legislative cycle. The Texas Legislature did it in just 114 days.

The previous bill-filing record (6,374 in 2007) has been exceeded by nearly 20 percent.

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