88th Texas Legislative Session

2023 Texas Legislature Bill Tracker

Since the 2013 session, the Center has hosted a legislative bill tracker that identifies proposed bills related to child and adolescent health and to research taking place at the Center and the expertise of our faculty.

The 2023 legislative tracker is segmented into general categories: early childhood education, food policy, school/after-school care, tobacco/e-cigarettes, and more. Each legislative biennium, Center students and staff identify related bills as new bills are filed and the status of each bill as the session progresses. Each category of the legislative tracker is accompanied by relevant resources.

If there are any bills not included on this list that you feel the Center should be following, please feel free to let us know by contacting Tiffni Menendez.

Texas Legislative Glossary

2023 Texas Legislature Dates of Interest:

November 8, 2022: General election for federal, state, and county officers (Texas Election Code, Sec 41.001 Elections Code)

November 14, 2022: Bill pre-filing begins for legislators and legislators-elect

January 10, 2023: 88th Legislature convenes at noon [Sec. 5(a), Article III, Texas Constitution; Sec. 301.001, Government Code 

March 10, 2023: 60-day deadline for bill filing