(KTEN) — The 88th session of the Texas Legislature — and the first two special sessions — have now drawn to a close.

More than 7,000 bills were filed, and lawmakers passed more than 1,500 pieces of legislation.

State Rep. Reggie Smith (R-District 62) said their primary goals included reducing property taxes, securing the border, and child safety.

Smith co-authored three successful bills that offer tax relief for home and business owners. Senate Bill 3, which passed last week in the second special session, will allocate $600 million to ease the tax burden on small businesses.

"The backbone of not only Texas, but particularly Grayson County, is small business," he said. "What it's going to mean, frankly, is more money in small businesses' pocket."

SB 3 will become law on September 1.