Texas Legislature Adjourns Sine Die - State and Federal Communications

May 31, 2017  •  

Texas Legislature Adjourns Sine Die

Texas adjourned the 85th legislative session sine die Monday May 29, 2017.

Just hours before the House adjourned, Gov. Greg Abbott announced he would be making a decision later this week about whether to call the Legislature back into a special legislative session this summer, largely because lawmakers failed to pass a bill to keep the Texas Medical Board and related agencies open.

A special session could be avoided if the governor uses an executive order to extend the life of agencies involved in health and safety issues.

The Texas Legislature is not scheduled to convene until the 2019 regular session.

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