The 85th session of the Texas State Legislature convened on Jan.
10, 2017, and concluded May 29, 2017. A special session has been called by the Governor and will start July 18, 2017. The budget that is passed during this session governs spending for the 2018-19 biennium. During legislative sessions, bills that are introduced with potential implications on the future of public education in the state of Texas are monitored. Action being taken during the legislative session can be tracked at: http://www.capitol.state.tx.us/.