Learning Objectives

3.1 Describe the form and function of the Texas Legislature.

3.2 Identify the different types of state legislatures, their advantages, and their disadvantages.

3.3 Describe the qualifications and length of terms for members of the Texas Legislature.

3.4 Explain trends in the demographic makeup of the Texas Legislature.

3.5 Discuss how legislative districts are drawn and how the Texas Legislature is elected.

3.6 Describe the leadership roles in Texas’s legislative organization.

3.7 Explain the process for a bill becoming law in the Texas Legislature.