The House Research Organization (HRO) is a nonpartisan independent department of
the Texas House of Representatives. It provides impartial information on legislation
and issues before the Texas Legislature. The HRO is governed by a broadly representative
steering committee of 15 House members elected by
the House membership to set policy for the organization, approve its budget, and
ensure that its reports are objective.
During legislative sessions, the HRO publishes the Daily Floor Report,
which includes analyses of all legislation, except local and consent bills, scheduled
for floor debate on the daily House calendar. Each bill analysis consists of a digest
of the bill's provisions, background, arguments for and against the bill, and additional
Year-round, the House Research Organization produces research reports on a wide
range of issues affecting state government. These reports include:
HRO publications are not an official part of the legislative process nor an official
expression of the views of the Texas House of Representatives. The information included
in the supporting or opposing arguments does not reflect the opinions of HRO or
its researchers, but represents information gathered from a broad range of sources.