Mike Ward wrote today about the possibility of a special session call that could be as short as 1 or 2 days.
Talking to a reporters at the Capitol at mid-morning, Perry was asked whether a short special session – perhaps just one or two days in length – will be possible.
Perry said a short session is the hope. By getting an agreement between legislative leaders on a bill beforehand, he said, could make the length quick.
If Perry is pushing for a micro-special session it means a couple things. One, voter suppression is likely off the table. Two, this special would be called entirely to clean up David Dewhurst's and Joe Strauss' mess. Three, Perry wants to be out of the capitol and on the campaign trail as much as possible.
According to the Statesman, this special would be focused on passing the sunset safety net that failed to pass in the final hours of the 81st regular session.
Perry confirmed Tuesday that a special session will be necessary to reauthorize or extend the Texas Department of Transportation, the Department of Insurance and three other agencies that were targeted to shut down because a so-called “safety net” bill was not approved on the legislative session's final day on June 1.
No word yet on how much a micro-special will cost the taxpayers.