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55th (1997) Legislative Assembly Regular Session

Convened Monday, January 6, 1997
Adjourned Friday, April 11, 1997

Legislative information from the 55th Legislative Assembly is available through this website without charge. Generally, some information will become available before the Legislative Assembly convenes, and some information becomes available after the Legislative Assembly adjourns (effective dates of legislation and Session Laws). During the legislative session this information is updated daily.

There were 881 bills (482 in the House and 399 in the Senate),116 concurrent resolutions (53 in the House and 63 in the Senate), 1 resolution, and 2 memorial resolutions introduced. Of the total 1,000 bills and resolutions introduced, 297 House bills, 257 Senate bills, 38 House concurrent resolutions, 52 Senate concurrent resolutions, 1 Senate resolution, and both memorial resolutions passed. The Governor signed 545 bills into law and vetoed 11 bills, 7 of which were sustained. Two vetoes were item vetoes and did not affect the entire bill. Thus, 547 of the 554 bills have, or will, become law.