The Supplemental House Calendar is the primary agenda followed by the house during its deliberations and will include measures listed on the Daily House Calendar.
The Senate Intent Calendar is a list of all legislation where notice has been filed to bring a bill up for floor debate out of its regular order. Before the 130th calendar day of the regular session, the rules may not be suspended to consider a bill or resolution out of order until the second day the measure has been listed on the Intent Calendar. The senate rules do not require measures to be brought up for consideration in the order listed on the Intent Calendar, and the senate routinely considers only a portion of those measures listed on the Intent Calendar for a given day. A senator must give notice from day to day for a measure that was not brought up for consideration to remain on the Intent Calendar. Any provision of the senate rule governing the Intent Calendar may be suspended by a vote of four-fifths of the members present.
Local and Consent Calendars
The house and senate rules both provide for special calendars for the consideration of local and noncontroversial bills. The calendar used for consideration of these bills in the house is the Local, Consent, and Resolutions Calendar. A measure may be removed from the Local, Consent, and Resolutions Calendar if debate exceeds 10 minutes or if five or more representatives object to the consideration of the measure.
The calendar used for consideration of local and noncontroversial bills in the senate is the Local and Uncontested Calendar. As in the house, consideration of Local and Uncontested Calendars in the senate is expedited because the measures on these calendars usually are not debated and floor amendments to measures on these calendars are prohibited. A measure may be removed from the Local and Uncontested Calendar if two or more senators object to the consideration of the measure.
For more details on the various legislative processes, visit: The Legislative Process in Texas.