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Legislation authored by Talmadge Heflin

Includes legislation with Talmadge Heflin as the primary author for the 68th through 78th Legislatures. For other types of authorship, search the Legislative Archive System.

78th Regular Session
HB 1 Last Action: Effective on 9/1/03
Caption: General Appropriations Bill.
HB 7 Last Action: See remarks for effective date
Caption: Relating to making supplemental appropriations and making reductions in current appropriations.
HB 10 Last Action: Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the use of dedicated revenue during a state budget crisis.
HB 2174 Last Action: Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to illegal uses of confidential information by persons having legal access to confidential information; creating an offense.
HB 3207 Last Action: Referred to Finance
Caption: Relating to repaying the economic stabilization fund for any appropriations made from the fund for the state fiscal year ending August 31, 2003; making an appropriation.
HB 3208 Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the temporary provision of lump-sum payments to certain retiring members of the Employees Retirement System of Texas.
HB 3209 Last Action: Senate Amendments printed and distributed
Caption: Relating to the amount of financial assistance a student may receive under the TEXAS grant and tuition equalization grant programs.
HB 3210 Last Action: Referred to Transportation
Caption: Relating to the issuance of March Of Dimes license plates.
HB 3211 Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to certain veterans' assistance programs.
HB 3452 Last Action: Referred to Appropriations
Caption: Relating to directing payment, after approval, of certain miscellaneous claims and judgments against the state out of funds designated by this Act; making appropriations.
HB 3453 Last Action: Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to suspending the operation of certain statutory funding formulas during the state fiscal biennium beginning September 1, 2003.
HB 3454 Last Action: Referred to Appropriations
Caption: Relating to the issuance of general obligation bonds by the Texas Public Finance Authority for certain construction and repair projects and equipment purchases.
HB 3455 Last Action: Referred to Government Reform
Caption: Relating to powers of the governor as the chief executive officer of the state and the organization and efficiency of state agencies.
HB 3456 Last Action: Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to health benefit plans under the Texas Employees Group Benefits Act.
HJR 2 Last Action: Referred to Finance
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment requiring that money appropriated from the economic stabilization fund be repaid to the fund during the next state fiscal biennium.
HJR 97 Last Action: Referred to Judicial Affairs
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment relating to the membership of the State Commission on Judicial Conduct.
HR 684 Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Welcoming members of the Empowering Teen Leaders Program to the State Capitol.
HR 1446 Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Honoring Lillie Marie Alonzo Harrison on her community activism in Harris County.
HR 1447 Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Honoring A. B. Chambers of Harris County on his professional and civic contributions.
HR 1861 Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Suspending limitations on conference committee jurisdiction, H.B. No. 1.
HR 1862 Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Suspending limitations on conference committee jurisdiction, H.B. No. 7.
HR 1898 Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Honoring Duong Du Hai of Houston for his many achievements.
78th 1st Called Session
HB 9 Last Action: Signed in the House
Caption: Relating to appropriating the fees relating to the licensing and regulation of certain electricians collected by the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation or the Texas Commission of Licensing and Regulation under House Bill No. 1487, Acts of the 78th Legislature, Regular Session, 2003.
HB 10 Last Action: Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to making an appropriation to The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio for the purpose of supporting the Regional Academic Health Center.
HB 11 Last Action: Effective on 9/1/03
Caption: Relating to appropriating the amounts deposited to the credit of the dry cleaning facility release fund created by House Bill No. 1366, Acts of the 78th Legislature, Regular Session, 2003, to the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality.
HB 12 Last Action: Senate Amendments printed and distributed
Caption: Relating to appropriating the fees collected by the Texas Animal Health Commission under House Bill No. 2328, Acts of the 78th Legislature, Regular Session, 2003.
HB 13 Last Action: Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to making an appropriation to the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center for the purpose of attaining accreditation of a four-year medical school in El Paso.
HR 94 Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Honoring and congratulating Mr. Truong Dinh Nguyen for his business leadership, community involvement, philanthropic endeavors, and for serving as an example to others in the community.
HR 126 Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: In honor of Tran Dinh Truong for his leadership and philanthropic endeavors in his community.
HR 163 Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Honoring, congratulating, and extending best wishes to Mr. Roger Hulsey and his family.
HR 164 Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Honoring and congratulating Mr. Kevin Hulsey of the United States Navy upon the occasion of his approaching retirement.
HR 165 Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Congratulating Mr. and Mrs. Tran Dinh Truong and family for their business leadership, community involvement, philanthropic endeavors, and for serving as an example to others in the community.
78th 2nd Called Session
HR 78 Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Honoring Bich-Ngoc Nguyen of Houston, founder of the Miss Vietnamese Free World Pageant, for her civic and cultural contributions.
78th 3rd Called Session
HB 24 Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to appropriations to departments and agencies of the state government, including conditions, limitations, rules, and procedures for allocating and expending appropriations.
HB 25 Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to appropriating the fees collected by the Texas Animal Health Commission under House Bill No. 2328, Acts of the 78th Legislature, Regular Session, 2003.
HB 26 Last Action: Referred to Appropriations
Caption: Relating to making an appropriation for the purpose of returning to a fund outside the state treasury cash that was transferred from the fund to the general revenue fund.
HR 309 Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Suspending limitations on conference committee jurisdiction, H.B. No. 24.
HR 317 Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Congratulating Luke Shipley on receiving the Presidential Student Service Award.
HR 318 Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Congratulating Liceth Castro on receiving the Presidential Student Service Award.
HR 319 Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Congratulating Brittany Tran on receiving the Presidential Student Service Award.
HR 320 Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Congratulating Sandra Velasquez on receiving the Presidential Student Service Award.
HR 321 Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Congratulating Sheree Tarver on receiving the Presidential Student Service Award.
HR 322 Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Congratulating Veronica Alarcon on receiving the Presidential Student Service Award.
HR 323 Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Congratulating Vinay Shah on receiving the Presidential Student Service Award.
HR 324 Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Congratulating Brittney Portes on receiving the Presidential Student Service Award.
HR 325 Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Congratulating Helen Le on receiving the Presidential Student Service Award.
HR 326 Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Congratulating Lisibeth Ocampo on receiving the Presidential Student Service Award.
HR 327 Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Congratulating Paula Murillo on receiving the Presidential Student Service Award.
HR 348 Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Suspending limitations on conference committee jurisdiction, H.B. No. 28.
78th 4th Called Session
HCR 12 Last Action: Filed with the Secretary of State
Caption: Granting the legislature permission to adjourn for more than three days during the period beginning on Tuesday, April 27, 2004, and ending on Monday, May 3, 2004.
77th Regular Session
HB 434 Last Action: Effective on 9/1/01
Caption: Relating to the procedures for handling certain defendants acquitted of an offense by reason of insanity.
HB 490 Last Action: Effective on 9/1/01
Caption: Relating to the administration and collection of ad valorem taxes.
HB 823 Last Action: Companion considered in lieu of in committee
Caption: Relating to state purchasing using the reverse auction procedure.
HB 2963 Last Action: Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the collection and enforcement of taxes; providing penalties.
HB 3514 Last Action: Referred to Ways & Means
Caption: Relating to motions to change appraisal rolls and to protest of appraisals for the purpose of ad valorem taxation.
HB 3515 Last Action: Referred to Ways & Means
Caption: Relating to protest of inequality of appraisal under Subchapter C, Property Tax Code.
HB 3516 Last Action: Referred to Ways & Means
Caption: Relating to notice of certain matters before a property tax hearing under Section 41.461, Property Tax Code.
HCR 76 Last Action: Signed by the Governor
Caption: Honoring the Katy Tigers for winning the Class 5A Division II football championship.
HJR 111 Last Action: No action taken in committee
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment to transfer to the economic stabilization fund certain excess earnings on investments of money in the general revenue fund.
HR 1383 Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Congratulating Howard J. Hicks and designating June 30th, 2001, as Howard Hicks Day in Alief.
HR 1449 Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Congratulating the Central Congregational Church for its commitment to serving the community.
76th Regular Session
HB 607 Last Action: Subcommittee members named
Caption: Relating to the rate of the state sales and use tax.
HB 3548 Last Action: Referred to Business & Industry
Caption: Relating to coverage of certain independent contractors
HB 3549 Last Action: Effective on 9/1/99
Caption: Relating to the administration and collection of ad valorem taxes and certain local standby fees.
HB 3556 Last Action: Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to limiting expenditures from the state treasury.
HB 3557 Last Action: Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the limit on the growth of appropriations.
HCR 308 Last Action: Signed by the Governor
Caption: Declaring the month of October "Czech Heritage Month" in Texas.
HJR 91 Last Action: Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment to provide the inalienable rights of parents to direct the upbringing and education of their children in Texas.
HR 145 Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Commending the American Red Cross of Texas.
HR 637 Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Congratulating Empowering Teen Leaders participants.
HR 1304 Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Suspending limitations on conference committee jurisdiction, H.B. No. 3549.
75th Regular Session
HB 2621 Last Action: Companion considered in lieu of in committee
Caption: Relating to the appraisal and ad valorem taxation of heavy equipment.
HB 2622 Last Action: Effective on 9/1/97
Caption: Relating to liability for postjudgment taxes, penalties, and interest in a suit to collect a delinquent ad valorem tax.
HB 3302 Last Action: Referred to Appropriations
Caption: Relating to the limit on the growth of appropriations under Chapter 316 of the Government Code.
HB 3303 Last Action: Referred to Appropriations
Caption: Relating to limiting expenditures from the state treasury.
HB 3304 Last Action: Referred to Ways & Means
Caption: Relating to approval by voters of the establishment of certain county development districts.
HB 3305 Last Action: Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to the appraisal and ad valorem taxation of certain personal property.
HB 3306 Last Action: Effective on 1/1/98
Caption: Relating to penalties and interest, writs, suits, judgment amounts, right of redemption, and distribution of proceeds in ad valorem tax matters.
HB 3307 Last Action: Referred to Ways & Means
Caption: Relating to tax liens imposed on personal property.
HB 3308 Last Action: Referred to Ways & Means
Caption: Relating to the appraisal of property for tax purposes.
HB 3309 Last Action: Referred to Revenue & Public Ed. Funding
Caption: Relating to the repeal of property taxes, an increase in the rate of the sales and use tax and an expansion of that tax to any transaction in this state, including a sale for resale, involving tangible or real property or any service, and the distribution of the proceeds from the sales and use tax to replace property tax revenue.
HCR 322 Last Action: Signed by the Governor
Caption: Expressing appreciation to Dr. Glenn A. Goerke for his contributions to higher education in the state of Texas.
HJR 32 Last Action: Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment to provide the inalienable rights of parents to direct the upbringing and education of their children in Texas.
HJR 94 Last Action: Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment relating to the restriction on the rate of growth of appropriations from tax revenues not dedicated by the constitution.
HJR 95 Last Action: Referred to Revenue & Public Ed. Funding
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment to abolish property taxes and limit the rate of the sales and use tax.
HR 244 Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Honoring Howard J. Hicks.
74th Regular Session
HB 823 Last Action: Failed to pass
Caption: Relating to the amount a hotel or motel may charge for a telephone call.
HB 1094 Last Action: Effective in 90 days -- 8/28/95
Caption: Relating to delinquency charges in retail charge agreements.
HB 1915 Last Action: Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to certain criminal penalties in connection with a petition for an initiative or referendum measure.
HB 1947 Last Action: Considered in Calendars
Caption: Relating to the amount of debt a local government may incur.
HB 2937 Last Action: Referred to Ways & Means
Caption: Relating to central appraisal districts.
HB 2938 Last Action: Referred to Ways & Means
Caption: Relating to refunds of property taxes.
HB 2939 Last Action: Referred to Ways & Means
Caption: Relating to appraisal review boards.
HB 2940 Last Action: Effective on 1/1/96
Caption: Relating to the appraisal and ad valorem taxation of certain types of personal property; providing penalties.
HB 2941 Last Action: Co-sponsor authorized
Caption: Relating to the appraisal of property for tax purposes, the assessment and administration of property taxes, and the disclosure of property tax liabilities.
HB 2942 Last Action: Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to emergency rulemaking by state agencies.
HJR 12 Last Action: Coauthor Authorized
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment to reserve to the people the powers of initiative and referendum.
HJR 99 Last Action: Coauthor Authorized
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment to provide the inalienable rights of parents to direct the upbringing and education of their children in Texas.
HR 85 Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Congratulating the Honorable Charlie Howard on the birth of his first grandchild.
HR 368 Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Congratulating Willard and Allyne Petrosky.
HR 785 Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Proclaiming Friday, May 5, 1995, as Katy Volunteers in Public Schools Day.
HR 1089 Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Congratulating Joseph and Patricia Calderon on the occasion of their 50th wedding anniversary.
HR 1090 Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Honoring and congratulating the citizens of Alief on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the Alief Post Office.
73rd Regular Session
HB 606 Last Action: Effective in 90 days -- 8/30/93
Caption: Relating to finance charge limitations.
HB 848 Last Action: Referred to Licensing & Admin. Procedures
Caption: Relating to the authority of a notary public to serve civil process.
HB 2715 Last Action: Referred to special subcommittee
Caption: Relating to the exemption of a residence homestead of married individuals.
HB 2716 Last Action: Effective on 1/1/94
Caption: Relating to forms prescribed by the comptroller to designate representation of property owner.
HB 2717 Last Action: Considered in Calendars
Caption: Relating to the amount of debt a municipality, county, or school district may incur.
HJR 29 Last Action: Coauthor Authorized
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment to reserve to the people the powers of initiative and referendum.
72nd Regular Session
HB 172 Last Action: Postponed in committee
Caption: Relating to finance charge limitations.
HB 1931 Last Action: Effective on 9/1/91
Caption: Relating to the expenditure by certain counties of county funds for certain senior citizens programs.
HB 1932 Last Action: Referred to Public Education
Caption: Relating to drug-testing requirements for student athletes in public schools.
HB 1933 Last Action: Referred to Public Education
Caption: Relating to regional day schools for the deaf; amending Sec.11.10(r), Texas Education Code.
HB 2366 Last Action: Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the Legislative Budget Board and the calculation of the limit on the growth of state appropriations as required by Article VIII, Section 22 of the Texas Constitution.
HB 2446 Last Action: Referred to Urban Affairs
Caption: Relating to the procedure for making promotional appointments; amending Section 143.036 (f), Local Government Code.
HB 2759 Last Action: Referred to Public Education
Caption: Relating to a thorough and complete reform of the state system of support and maintenance for public education.
HR 130 Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Declaring Thursday, March 7, 1991, as "Alief, Texas' 130th Anniversary" in Texas.
HR 907 Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Congratulating Elaine Baker on the occasion of her birthday.
72nd 1st Called Session
HB 15 Last Action: Coauthor Authorized
Caption: Relating to the limit on the rate of growth of state legislative appropriations.
HB 48 Last Action: 1st Printing sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to finance charge limitations.
72nd 2nd Called Session
HB 4 Last Action: Filed
Caption: Relating to drug tests for candidates for and holders of certain state and district offices.
71st Regular Session
HB 495 Last Action: 1st Printing sent to Comm. on Cal.
Caption: Relating to the release of a voluntary patient from an in-patient mental health facility; providing a penalty.
HB 699 Last Action: Referred to Public Education
Caption: Relating to excused absences from school.
HB 1772 Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to leave of absence for public officers and employees
HB 2364 Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to use and indexing of tax identification numbers on deeds and to a uniform method of maps, mapping, and appraisal records.
HB 2825 Last Action: 1st Printing sent to Comm. on Cal.
Caption: Relating to finance charge limitations.
HB 2826 Last Action: Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to the prevailing wage paid on public works construction.
HCR 180 Last Action: Signed by the Governor
Caption: Proclaiming April 2-8, 1989 as "Metallurgy Week" in Texas.
HR 592 Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Congratulating Carolyn and Jay Carsten on the birth of Christopher Neal Carsten.
HR 1041 Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Congratulating the 1989 graduating class of Alief Independent School District.
71st 5th Called Session
HR 127 Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Honoring Barbara Bush.
70th Regular Session
HB 408 Last Action: 1st Printing sent to Comm. on Cal.
Caption: Relating to the exemption of certain money and benefits under life, health, and accident insurance from execution, attachment, garnishment, seizure, or other legal or equitable process.
HB 511 Last Action: Referred to Judicial Affairs
Caption: Relating to a worker's lien on aircraft for repairs and maintenance.
HB 705 Last Action: Effective on 9/1/87
Caption: Relating to the manufacture, sale, or possession of a document that is deceptively similar to a driver's license or personal identification certificate issued by the Department of Public Safety; providing criminal penalties.
HB 827 Last Action: Laid on the table subject to call
Caption: Relating to illegally or fraudulently obtained driver's licenses or certificates issued by the Department of Public Safety; providing criminal penalties.
HB 1925 Last Action: Referred to Government Organization
Caption: Relating to the management, the organization, the systems and procedures, the law, and the policies of state government; creating the State Management Office; providing a penalty.
HB 1926 Last Action: Reported from s/c with substitute
Caption: Relating to disciplinary requirements and procedures for firefighters and police officers in certain cities.
HB 1927 Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to political subdivisions that may contract for the enforcement of certain warrants.
HB 1928 Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to defining communicable disease and reportable disease; identifying diseases that constitute threatening risks to the public health; requiring the reporting of certain diseases and their maintenance on a list of reportable diseases; identifying communicable diseases that present an immediate threat to the public health if not immediately controlled and authorizing quarantine therefor; amending the Revised Civil Statutes, Sections 1.04(3) and (8), 2.02(b), 3.02(a) and (b), and 4.02(b) of Article 4419b-1; and declaring an emergency.
HB 1929 Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to certain powers of the secretary of state regarding computer software and access to information stored in computer record banks.
HB 1930 Last Action: Referred to Labor & Employment Rel.
Caption: Relating to a disqualification for unemployment compensation benefits based on misconduct relating to a documented abuse of alcohol, drugs, or certain regulated substances.
HB 2394 Last Action: Referred to Human Services
Caption: Relating to the repeal of the Community Homes for Disabled Persons Location Act.
HCR 192 Last Action: Signed by the Governor
Caption: Proclaiming May 23 as the Great Texas Welcome Home Veterans Day.
HR 706 Caption: Extending a hearty welcome to all the staff, volunteers, sponsors, and athletes to Austin for the Texas Special Olympics being held May 27-29, 1987.
70th 2nd Called Session
HB 107 Last Action: Pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the state's contributions to the Teacher Retirement System of Texas.
HCR 55 Last Action: 1st Printing sent to Comm. on Cal.
Caption: Granting MaCon Engineering, Inc., permission to sue the State of Texas and The Texas A&M University System.
HR 200 Caption: Designating August 30, 1987, as Shirley Colgrove Day in the communities which she has served.
69th Regular Session
HB 435 Last Action: Effective on . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Caption: Relating to memberships in associations and organizations of students in institutions of higher education.
HB 607 Last Action: Referred to Financial Institutions
Caption: Relating to denial, revocation, or suspension of a registration as a securities dealer, agent, or salesman and to the probation or reprimand of such a person
HB 1038 Last Action: Laid on table subj. to call in comm.
Caption: Relating to the authority of counties to donate money to crime stoppers organizations.
HB 1138 Last Action: Referred to Public Education
Caption: Relating to restricting admission to public school.
HB 1910 Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to the regulation of freshwater fishing tournaments; providing penalties.
HB 1911 Last Action: Effective on . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Caption: Relating to the authority of the Board of Regents of The University of Texas System to select and acquire a site for a Super-conducting Super Collider Accelerator project.
HB 2067 Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the composition of the appraisal review board in certain counties.
69th 3rd Called Session
HCR 21 Last Action: Signed by the Governor
Caption: Congratulating Bill and Wanda Williamson on the birth of their first grandchild.
68th Regular Session
HB 728 Last Action: Coauthor authorized
Caption: Relating to the authority of a county to donate money to a crime stoppers organization and establishing limits to the yearly amount donated by the county.
HB 733 Last Action: No action taken
Caption: Relating to resignation by a professional employee of a school district.
HB 734 Last Action: Laid on the table subject to call
Caption: Relating to false information given and certain guardianships created that affect a student's eligibility for enrollment in a school or school district.