The Texas state legislature meets once every two years on odd-numbered years. The legislature begins their sessions at noon on the second Tuesday of the month of January.
Texas state legislature sessions can last a maximum of 140 days. The governor of the state of Texas also has the ability to call the legislature to meet during times in between their regularly scheduled biennial sessions. These sessions are known as special sessions, and they only occur if the governor believes that there are critical issues pertinent to the state that need to be addressed. These special sessions can last up to 30 days.