Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick Releases 2024 Interim Charges to the Texas Senate


AUSTIN – Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick has issued 57 charges for Senate committees to study in preparation for the 89th Legislature. Lt. Gov. Patrick made the following statement upon issuing the charges:

“The 57 interim charges I released today reflect issues that Texans have asked us to study. Our 31 senators submitted hundreds of ideas, with many senators sharing similar proposals. My staff and I worked diligently for weeks to review each request, and this is the first set of interim charges I am releasing in preparation for the 89th Legislature. We may release a second shorter list of additional charges before next session.

“The Senate’s work to study the list of charges will begin in the coming weeks and months. Following completion of hearings, committees will submit reports with their specific findings and policy recommendations before December 1, 2024.

“I thank the entire Texas Senate for their dedication and hard work, and I look forward to reviewing the committees’ recommendations. Come January 2025, the Senate will hit the ground running at the start of the 89th Legislative Session. The priorities of the conservative majority of Texans will be accomplished, including school choice, continued property tax relief, and strengthening the power grid.”

Lt. Gov. Patrick’s 2024 interim charges are posted here.