The Legislature of the State of Texas, operating under the biennial system, convenes its regular sessions at noon on the second Tuesday in January of odd-numbered years. The maximum duration of a regular session is 140 days. The 86th session of the Texas State Legislature will convene on Jan. 8, 2019. The budget that is approved during this session governs spending for the 2020-21 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/.