Interim News Briefs is dedicated to exploring Texas legislative issues as they arise between legislative sessions. It is produced by the House Research Organization, a nonpartisan, independent department of the Texas House of Representatives. The HRO provides impartial information on legislation and issues before the Texas Legislature. During legislative sessions, the HRO publishes the Daily Floor Report, which includes analyses of all legislation, except local and consent bills, scheduled for debate on the daily House calendar. Please visit the HRO’s main website to view more in-depth reports on a broad range of legislative issues.