Just moments after adjourning Sine Die, Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst announced Senators would be called back for a special session at 6:00 p.m. A short time later, Gov. Rick Perry confirmed speculation that lawmakers would be asked to take up redistricting. Perry is asking lawmakers to adopt the court drawn interim election maps used last session.

He issued this statement:

“We can all be proud of the responsible steps made this session to invest in our citizens, fund water infrastructure, and build an even stronger foundation for the future of our economy and Texas families. By lowering taxes on job creators, opening the door to more higher education opportunities in South Texas, investing in a skilled workforce and keeping our state government efficient and accountable, hardworking taxpayers have freedom, opportunity and peace of mind. However, there is still work to be done on behalf of the citizens of Texas.”

House Speaker Joe Straus announced that the House would be called into special session at 11 a.m., Tuesday.