SAN ANGELO, TX – Governor Greg Abbott today announced that he will convene a special legislative session on July 8, 2021. Agenda items will be announced prior to the convening of the special session.
The Texas Legislature meets every other year for 140 days and the regular session ended in early June.
Abbott has said one of his priorities is election integrity which wasn't passed in the regular session because Democrats fled the Capitol Building robbing the legislature of a quorum as the session expired.
Abbott is expected to call another special session in the fall after census numbers are released so that legislators can redraw congressional maps prior to the scheduled March primary election.