The Texas Legislature's 83rd Regular Session ended on May 27th, 2013. Over 1,400 bills were passed by the Legislature and sent to Governor Perry's desk.
Because so many bills were passed, it can be very difficult for the public to sift through each new law. To help, we have put together a list of various legislative recaps of the 83rd session. These are summaries of what the Texas Legislature accomplished and were written by news organizations, state agencies, professional organizations, and independent writers. Some focus on specific topics (e.g., bills related to criminal justice) and others are comprehensive roundups of all new laws. Please contact us at (512) 463-1722 or via our Ask a Librarian service if you have any questions.