General and Special Laws of The State of Texas Passed By The Second Called Session of the Sixty-Eighth Legislature and the Regular Session of the Sixty-Ninth Legislature Page: 4
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EFFECTIVE DATE OF LAWS
Article III, Section 39 of the Texas Constitution provides:
No law passed by the Legislature, except the general appropriation act,
shall take effect or go into force until ninety days after the adjournment of the
session at which it was enacted, unless in case of an emergency, which emer-
gency must be expressed in a preamble or in the body of the act, the Legislature
shall, by a vote of two-thirds of all the members elected to each House, otherwise
direct; said vote to be taken by yeas and nays, and entered upon the journals.
Article III, Section 2 of the Texas Constitution provides for a Senate of 31
members and a House of Representatives of 150 members. A two-thirds vote,
therefore, requires 21 record votes in the Senate and 100 in the House.
The Second Called Session of the 68th Legislature convened on June 4,1984,
and adjourned sine die on July 3,1984.
The effective date of 90-day laws of the Second Called Session is October 2,1984.
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Texas. Legislature. General and Special Laws of The State of Texas Passed By The Second Called Session of the Sixty-Eighth Legislature and the Regular Session of the Sixty-Ninth Legislature, legislative document, 1985; [Austin, Texas]. (https://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth221803/m1/2/: accessed April 22, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, https://texashistory.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.