Governor Rick Perry has called for a special session of the Texas Legislature, granting thirty more days for new laws to be passed.
The session will start with the approval of new voting maps, recently the subject of federal court cases. More items may be added to the agenda later.
A special session was suspected following rumors of Perry’s intentions, and Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst wrote a letter requesting that the time be used to address issues such as abortion limits, gun bills, and school choice.
During the regular session, lawmakers approved a budget and granted money for public schools and improvements to infrastructure.
Governor Perry has not indicated whether he will seek a fourth term next year.