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Legislation authored by Ashley Smith

Includes legislation with Ashley Smith as the primary author for the 67th through 73rd Legislatures. For other types of authorship, search the Legislative Archive System.

73rd Regular Session
HB 182 Last Action: Coauthor Authorized
Caption: Relating to exemplary damages in certain civil suits.
HB 183 Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to developing and promoting educational technology through pilot, model, or demonstration projects.
HB 184 Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to the assignment of a retired or former judge of a statutory probate court.
HB 205 Last Action: Referred to Corrections
Caption: Relating to the administration of the criminal justice system.
HB 206 Last Action: Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to the participation of the Central Education Agency in state telecommunications management and coordination.
HB 653 Last Action: Effective in 90 days -- 8/30/93
Caption: Relating to the establishment of an education tariff for certain telecommunications services.
HB 868 Last Action: Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to settlement offers in certain civil actions.
HB 992 Last Action: Laid on the table subject to call
Caption: Relating to the continuation of the Texas Department of Commerce.
HB 1061 Last Action: Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to state financial assistance for significant new naval military facilities.
HB 1067 Last Action: Considered in Calendars
Caption: Relating to certain exemptions from the application of the Texas Proprietary School Act.
HB 1162 Last Action: Coauthor Authorized
Caption: Relating to damages in personal injury actions.
HB 1232 Last Action: Effective in 90 days -- 8/30/93
Caption: Relating to the proportion of the hotel occupancy tax collected in certain cities which can be utilized to promote the arts.
HB 1399 Last Action: Referred to Public Education
Caption: Relating to state funding for vocational education programs.
HB 1454 Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to the prohibition against issuing permits for municipal and hazardous waste landfills in certain locations.
HB 1456 Last Action: No action taken in subcommittee
Caption: Relating to the standardization of performance and admission criteria and of curriculum requirements of public junior colleges.
HB 1541 Last Action: Referred to Higher Education
Caption: Relating to the management, investment, and expenditure of funds held by public institutions of higher education.
HB 1542 Last Action: Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the punishment for certain repeat criminal offenders and to the parole eligibility of those offenders.
HB 1608 Last Action: Effective in 90 days -- 8/30/93
Caption: Relating to the management of certain state and local funds, investments, and obligations.
HB 1609 Last Action: Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to the creation, organization, powers and duties of the Texas Youth Corps, and its related advisory council.
HB 1610 Last Action: Coauthor Authorized
Caption: Relating to the consolidation of economic development, technical education, job training, employment, and unemployment insurance programs and the development of an integrated state-local delivery system serving all Texans.
HB 1611 Last Action: Referred to Public Education
Caption: Relating to guaranteeing the quality and appropriateness of the education received by a graduate of a public secondary school.
HB 1751 Last Action: Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to limiting certain damages in actions for personal injury or death.
HB 1752 Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to school districts and institutions of higher education.
HB 1766 Last Action: Effective in 90 days -- 8/30/93
Caption: Relating to the composition of the governing board of the Texas Partnership for Economic Development.
HB 1948 Last Action: Effective in 90 days -- 8/30/93
Caption: Relating to the authority of the Texas Partnership for Economic Development.
HB 2194 Last Action: Effective on 9/1/93
Caption: Relating to the board of directors of a bank owned or controlled by an out-of-state bank holding company.
HB 2520 Last Action: Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to establishing a planning group to determine the state's long-term telecommunications needs.
HB 2521 Last Action: Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the development of a statewide telecommunications network for state entities.
HB 2522 Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to the provision of discounted telephone rates to educational institutions.
HB 2832 Last Action: Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to a requirement that an inmate carry a certain contract or written statement while the inmate is in a public place as a condition of release on parole or to mandatory supervision.
HB 2854 Last Action: Effective in 90 days -- 8/30/93
Caption: Relating to the regulation by home-rule municipalities of streets, avenues, alleys, and boulevards on which certain residences are located.
HCR 43 Last Action: Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Granting John R. Phenix & Associates, Inc., permission to sue the State of Texas and the University of Houston System.
HCR 68 Last Action: Signed by the Governor
Caption: Expressing the expectation that Texas public universities use the "College Proficiency Specialization" as a model for minimum admission standards for students.
HCR 69 Last Action: Signed by the Governor
Caption: Designating the week of March 28 to April 3, 1993, as Distance Learning Week in Texas.
HCR 124 Last Action: Left pending in committee
Caption: Requesting the lieutenant governor and speaker of the house of representatives to create a joint interim study committee to examine opportunities for providing equal electronic access to state information required by the public and businesses.
HR 59 Last Action: Left pending in committee
Caption: Directing the pardons and paroles division of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice to provide for a proportionate allocation of parolees and parole officers to Harris County.
HR 307 Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Congratulating M. Thomas Lardner on the occasion of his 50th birthday.
HR 462 Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing the exceptional contributions of the Magic Circle Republican Women's Club.
HR 761 Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Congratulating Dr. Norman Hackerman on receiving the Vannevar Bush Award from the National Science Foundation.
HR 820 Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Commending the Greater Houston Area Council on Physical Fitness and Sports for its efforts in assisting the members of the community in the attainment of a healthier lifestyle.
HR 829 Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Suspending limitations on conference committee jurisdiction, S.B. 642.
72nd Regular Session
HB 75 Last Action: Laid on the table subject to call
Caption: Relating to the continuation, composition, and functions of the Texas State Board of Public Accountancy; creating a scholarship program for certain accounting students to be administered by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board; relating to the requirements for a certified public accountant or certified internal auditor to serve as an internal auditor for a state agency; providing a penalty.
HB 127 Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to proof of insurance on a vehicle at the time of inspection.
HB 138 Last Action: Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to exemplary damages in certain civil suits.
HB 139 Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to disclosure by a financial institution of an amount deposited.
HB 269 Last Action: Reported from s/c favorably with substitute
Caption: To increase local control over court costs imposed to finance a county's alternative dispute resolution system.
HB 270 Last Action: Effective on . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Caption: Relating to the certification and licensing of real estate appraisers and the powers and duties of the Texas Appraiser Licensing and Certification Board; providing a penalty.
HB 421 Last Action: Laid on the table subject to call
Caption: Relating to the charging of usurious interest.
HB 870 Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to the eligibility of professional athletes who are employed by a franchise of the National Football League, National Basketball Association, American League of Professional Baseball Clubs or the National League of Professional Baseball Clubs for the receipt of workers' compensation benefits.
HB 871 Last Action: No action taken in committee
Caption: Relating to the continuation, composition, and functions of the Texas Real Estate Commission; transferring the regulation of real estate inspectors and certain real estate appraisers from the commission to the department of licensing and regulation; providing penalties.
HB 1034 Last Action: Referred to Financial Institutions
Caption: Relating to trust funds held in connection with certain construction contracts.
HB 1494 Last Action: Effective on 9/1/91
Caption: Relating to the issuance of specially designed license plates for the Texas Space Commission.
HB 1654 Last Action: Reported favorably with substitute
Caption: Relating to the creation, powers, and duties of the Texas Manufacturing Technology Center.
HB 1736 Last Action: Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to composition of the boards of trustees of the Employees Retirement System of Texas and the Teacher Retirement System of Texas.
HB 1982 Last Action: Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to research and development programs for environmental management.
HB 1983 Last Action: 1st Printing sent to Local&Consent Calendars
Caption: Relating to a limit on the amount of punitive or exemplary damages that may be awarded against certain financial institutions.
HB 2135 Last Action: Nonrecord vote recorded in Journal
Caption: Relating to the activities of the information resources technology evaluation center of the Department of Information Resources.
HB 2136 Last Action: Effective on 9/1/91
Caption: Relating to the creation of the Texas Partnership for Economic Development to develop a plan for the advancement of science, technology, and industry in the state.
HB 2137 Last Action: Referred directly to subcommittee by chair
Caption: Exempting from the gas production tax gas produced as a result of qualified enhanced completion or production techniques.
HB 2332 Last Action: Laid on table subject to call in committee
Caption: Relating to the allocation of certain constitutionally dedicated funds to eligible institutions of higher education.
HB 2497 Last Action: Withdrawn from intent calendar
Caption: Relating to the stated rate of interest on variable rate instruments.
HB 2498 Last Action: 1st Printing sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to the definition of interest; certain penalties for receipt of interest in an amount that produces a rate in excess of the maximum rate; agreements to pay interest in an amount that produces a rate in excess of the maximum rate; determinations whether the amount of interest received produces a rate in excess of the maximum rate; determinations of the amount of interest received; contracting for, charging, or receipt of time price differentials; the enforceability of agreements to pay prepayment premiums; contracting for, charging, and receipt of late payment charges; and expenses that may be charged and received in connection with making, renewing, or extending certain loans.
HB 2499 Last Action: Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the exemption of the names of applicants for the position of chief executive officer of a university or a school district or other political subdivision from public disclosure under the open records act.
HB 2500 Last Action: Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the Texas State Technical Institute.
HB 2542 Last Action: Effective in 90 days -- 8/26/91
Caption: Relating to a foreign trade zone for a star port space facility adjacent to or near National Aeronautics and Space Administration facilities.
HB 2543 Last Action: Referred directly to subcommittee by chair
Caption: Relating to the composition of the board of the Department of Information Resources and to the powers and duties of the department and of its members and employees.
HB 2900 Last Action: Referred to Business & Commerce
Caption: Relating to the Texas Department of Commerce.
HCR 25 Last Action: Referred directly to subcommittee by chair
Caption: Granting Way Engineering Company permission to sue the state and the University of Houston.
HCR 108 Last Action: Referred directly to subcommittee by chair
Caption: Memorializing Congress to make the research & development tax credit permanent.
HCR 123 Last Action: Referred directly to subcommittee by chair
Caption: Granting John R. Phenix and Associates, Inc., permission to sue the State of Texas and the University of Houston System.
HCR 144 Last Action: Left pending in committee
Caption: Expressing that all possible efforts be made to comply with requirements of the federal Voting Rights Act and all applicable federal and state law in formulating redistricting proposals.
HCR 189 Last Action: Signed by the Governor
Caption: Commending Telemedical Interactive Consultative Services, Inc., and Project Bluebonnet for their efforts to improve the provision of rural health care.
HJR 83 Last Action: Laid on table subject to call in committee
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment entitling Texas State Technical Institute to a share of certain constitutionally dedicated funds.
HJR 98 Last Action: Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment to reserve to the people the power of referendum.
HJR 100 Last Action: Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment to reserve to the people the power of initiative.
HR 262 Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Commending the Houston West Chamber of Commerce on its commitment to the community.
HR 296 Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Commending the student and faculty participants in the Spring Branch Independent School District art exhibit.
HR 297 Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Commending the Magic Circle Republican Women's Club.
HR 490 Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Commending B. C. Elmore Middle School for its efforts in maintaining a drug free school.
HR 547 Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Honoring Willard Warren Schuart and Carey Chenoweth Schuart for their contributions to their community.
HR 649 Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing the week of April 21-28, 1991, as National Science and Technology Week in Texas.
HR 1096 Last Action: Filed
Caption: Resolving to suspend House Rule 14, Section 9(a), to permit the conference committee appointed to adjust the differences between the house and senate versions of S.B. 432.
72nd 1st Called Session
HB 130 Last Action: Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to exempting all nonbusiness tangible personal property from ad valorem taxation.
HB 138 Last Action: Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to exemplary damages in certain civil suits.
HB 196 Last Action: Referred to Appropriations
Caption: Relating to justification of budget requests made by governmental entities.
HB 199 Last Action: Referred to Business & Commerce
Caption: Relating to the governing board and executive director of the Texas Department of Commerce and the community development block grant program.
HB 206 Last Action: Referred to Appropriations
Caption: Relating to restrictions on, requirements for, and reporting of the expenditure of funds appropriated for the fiscal biennium ending August 31, 1993.
HJR 13 Last Action: Left pending in committee
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment exempting certain tangible personal property from ad valorem taxation.
HR 8 Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Honoring the Texas Special Olympics for its special contribution to the growth and development of so many children and adults in Texas.
HR 19 Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Congratulating the Harris County Juvenile Probation Department on its receipt of an award from the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges for having the "Nation's Most Innovative and Unique Program".
HR 30 Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Designating the week of July 15-21, 1991, as Texas Space Week.
72nd 2nd Called Session
HB 10 Last Action: Referred to Ways & Means
Caption: Relating to exempting all nonbusiness tangible personal property from ad valorem taxation.
HB 25 Last Action: 1st Printing sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to the governing board and executive director of the Texas Department of Commerce and the community development block grant program and to the allocation of reservations for certain private activity bonds.
HJR 6 Last Action: Referred to Ways & Means
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment exempting certain tangible personal property from ad valorem taxation.
72nd 3rd Called Session
HR 16 Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Congratulating the Honorable Bob Lanier on his election and inauguration as mayor of Houston.
72nd 4th Called Session
HB 16 Last Action: 1st Printing printed and distributed
Caption: Relating to the participation of the Central Education Agency in state telecommunications management and coordination.
71st Regular Session
HB 4 Last Action: Effective in 90 days-8/28/89
Caption: Relating to foreign offices of the department of commerce.
HB 11 Last Action: Laid on the table subject to call
Caption: Relating to the admissibility of certain statements made by the accused in criminal proceedings.
HB 12 Last Action: Laid on table subj. to call in s/c
Caption: Relating to the admissibility of evidence in criminal cases.
HB 13 Last Action: 1st Printing sent to Comm. on Cal.
Caption: Relating to the making of payments to a crime stoppers program as a condition of probation.
HB 159 Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to exemplary damages.
HB 179 Last Action: Referred to Business & Commerce
Caption: Relating to the application of consumer protection statutes to certain entities and transactions.
HB 180 Last Action: Effective on 9/1/89
Caption: Relating to a reduction in annual renewal fees for professional registered engineers who are at least 65 years of age.
HB 313 Last Action: Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
Caption: Relating to the making of payments to a crime stoppers program as a condition of probation.
HB 391 Last Action: Effective on 9/1/89
Caption: Relating to treatment of permits issued under certain federally authorized state programs.
HB 502 Last Action: Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
Caption: Relating to the admissibility of certain statements made by the accused in criminal proceedings.
HB 520 Last Action: Motion to table prevails
Caption: Relating to exemplary damages.
HB 871 Last Action: 1st Printing sent to Comm. on Cal.
Caption: Relating to attachments, injunctions, or executions against certain financial institutions.
HB 872 Last Action: Reported from s/c favorably w/sub.
Caption: Relating to the application of the statute of frauds to certain agreements to lend money or extend credit.
HB 873 Last Action: 1st Printing sent to Comm. on Cal.
Caption: Relating to a limit on the amount of punitive or exemplary damages that may be awarded against certain financial institutions.
HB 1021 Last Action: No action taken in subcommittee
Caption: Relating to the form and effect of a loan agreement.
HB 1085 Last Action: 1st Printing sent to Comm. on Cal.
Caption: Relating to disclosure of certain information relating to financial institutions and their depositors, owners, borrowers, and customers.
HB 1175 Last Action: 1st Printing sent to Comm. on Cal.
Caption: Relating to frivolous claims against certain religious organizations.
HB 1176 Last Action: Laid on table subj. to call in comm.
Caption: Relating to additional compensation for Harris County appellate and district court justices and judges.
HB 1299 Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the tort liability of a county child welfare board.
HB 1300 Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to the powers and duties of the Harris County District Attorney.
HB 1591 Last Action: Reported favorably w/o amendments
Caption: Relating to court costs imposed to finance an alternative dispute resolution system in counties with a population of more than 2,400,000.
HB 1592 Last Action: Companion considered in lieu in comm.
Caption: Relating to the regulation of professional engineers.
HB 1694 Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the repeal of a contingency provision concerning the creation of the Texas Space Commission.
HB 1695 Last Action: Companion considered in lieu in s/c
Caption: Relating to assignment, amendment, and administration of financing statements filed with the secretary of state.
HB 1696 Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Amending Section 51.014 of the Civil Practice and Remedies Code to allow interlocutory appeals.
HB 1697 Last Action: Referred to Urban Affairs
Caption: Amending the municipal civil service act to provide for the appointment of Deputy Chiefs.
HB 2120 Last Action: Laid on the table subject to call
Caption: Relating to procedures regarding certain state agency orders and decisions.
HB 2412 Last Action: Referred to Financial Institutions
Caption: Relating to a central information file relating to credit reports; providing a penalty.
HB 2413 Last Action: Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to the composition of certain representative districts.
HB 2414 Last Action: Referred to Judicial Affairs
Caption: Relating to the support of an adult child who requires continuous care and personal supervision because of a physical or mental disability and to the continuing conservatorship and guardianship of the child beyond majority.
HB 2415 Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to supervision of certain banks.
HB 2416 Last Action: Referred to Insurance
Caption: Relating to delays in payment of claims as an unfair claims settlement practice by an insurer.
HB 2522 Last Action: Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to the liability of certain sellers in products liability actions.
HB 2525 Last Action: Pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the board of directors and to the powers and duties of the Harris County Improvement District No. 1.
HB 2757 Last Action: Referred to Urban Affairs
Caption: Relating to the creation, extension, or modification or restrictive covenants applicable to certain subdivisions.
HB 2758 Last Action: Pending in committee
Caption: Relating to access to and preservation of governmental documents of the State of Texas.
HB 2944 Last Action: Referred to Ways & Means
Caption: Relating to the taxable capital of a bank holding company for franchise tax purposes.
HB 3128 Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the board of directors and to the powers and duties of the Harris County Improvement District No. 1.
HR 4 Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing "Joyce Miller Day" in Texas and extending congratulations to Joyce Miller on being named 1989 Teacher of the Year.
HR 11 Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Authorizing the Boy Scouts to use the house chamber on February 11, 1989, for the organization's "Report to the State."
HR 342 Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Congratulating Dr. Lovell A. Jones.
HR 762 Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Congratulating Charles A. Hubbard.
HR 936 Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Honoring Father James F. Wilson.
71st 1st Called Session
HB 6 Last Action: Returned from Senate as amended
Caption: Relating to court costs imposed to finance an alternative dispute resolution system in counties with a population of more than 2,400,000.
HB 128 Last Action: Effective in 90 days--10/18/89
Caption: Relating to the terms of office of members of the Finance Commission of Texas.
71st 2nd Called Session
HR 138 Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Authorizing the Boy Scouts to use the house chamber on February 10, 1990.
71st 3rd Called Session
HB 106 Last Action: Referred to Public Health
Caption: Relating to the transfer by a hospital of a maternity patient.
HCR 30 Last Action: Referred to State, Fed. & Intl. Relations
Caption: Inviting the region of Wielkopolska, Poland, to join Texas in friendship and commerce.
HR 94 Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Honoring Representative Robert Eckels on his birthday.
71st 4th Called Session
HB 160 Last Action: Reported favorably w/o amendment(s)
Caption: Relating to the supervision, regulation, and operation of state savings banks.
HB 161 Last Action: Reported favorably w/o amendment(s)
Caption: Relating to the creation of state savings banks.
HCR 4 Last Action: Signed by the Governor
Caption: Inviting the region of Wielkopolska, Poland, to join Texas in friendship and commerce.
71st 5th Called Session
HB 60 Last Action: Returned to Calendars Committee
Caption: Relating to the organization and regulation of state savings banks; providing penalties.
71st 6th Called Session
HCR 1 Last Action: Signed by the Governor
Caption: Welcoming Foreign Affairs Minister Hans-Dietrich Genscher and Finance Minister Theo Waigel.
HCR 2 Last Action: Signed by the Governor
Caption: Welcoming Foreign Affairs Minister Ciriaco DeMita and Finance Minister Giuliano Amato.
HCR 3 Last Action: Signed by the Governor
Caption: Welcoming Prime Minister Brian Mulroney of Canada.
HCR 4 Last Action: Signed by the Governor
Caption: Welcoming Prime Minister Giulio Andreotti of Italy.
HCR 5 Last Action: Signed by the Governor
Caption: Welcoming the Right Honorable Joe Clark and the Right Honorable Michael Wilson.
HCR 6 Last Action: Signed by the Governor
Caption: Welcoming Secretary of State James Baker and Secretary of the Treasury Nicholas J. Brady.
HCR 7 Last Action: Signed by the Governor
Caption: Welcoming His Excellency Toshiki Kaifu, Prime Minister of Japan.
HCR 8 Last Action: Signed by the Governor
Caption: Welcoming President George Bush.
HCR 9 Last Action: Signed by the Governor
Caption: Welcoming the Honorable Frans Andriessen and the Honorable Honning Christophersen.
HCR 10 Last Action: Signed by the Governor
Caption: Honoring Kenneth L. Lay and George Strake.
HCR 11 Last Action: Signed by the Governor
Caption: Welcoming President Jacques Delors.
HCR 12 Last Action: Signed by the Governor
Caption: Welcoming French President Francois Mitterrand.
HCR 13 Last Action: Signed by the Governor
Caption: Welcoming Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher.
HCR 14 Last Action: Signed by the Governor
Caption: Welcoming the Honorable Taro Nakayama and the Honorable Ryutaro Hashimoto.
HCR 15 Last Action: Signed by the Governor
Caption: Welcoming Chancellor Helmut Kohl.
HCR 16 Last Action: Signed by the Governor
Caption: Welcoming the Right Honorable Sir Douglas Hurd and the Right Honorable John Major.
HCR 17 Last Action: Signed by the Governor
Caption: Welcoming the Honorable Roland Dumas and the Honorable Pierre Beregrovoy.
70th Regular Session
HB 4 Last Action: Effective on 9/1/87
Caption: Relating to economic development and creation of the Texas Department of Commerce; providing for the issuance of bonds.
HB 201 Last Action: Effective on 9/1/87
Caption: Relating to the liability of volunteer advocates.
HB 437 Last Action: Coauthor authorized
Caption: Relating to costs a provider of health care services may recover if a county arbitrarily or in bad faith refuses to reimburse the provider for health care services.
HB 741 Last Action: Referred to Liquor Regulation
Caption: Relating to civil liability for certain alcohol sales and service.
HB 1511 Last Action: Effective on . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Caption: Relating to the creation, powers, and duties of the Texas Space Commission.
HB 1512 Last Action: Effective on 9/1/87
Caption: Relating to the taking of acknowledgments or proofs of written instruments outside the United States and the recording of instruments acknowledged outside the United States; and relating to powers, duties, and qualifications of notaries public and to regulation and commissioning of notaries public by the secretary of state.
HB 1595 Last Action: Pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the regulation of mortgage bankers; providing penalties.
HB 1598 Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to creation of the Texas Department of Cultural and Historical Resources.
HB 1669 Last Action: Laid on the table subject to call
Caption: Relating to emergency services under certain insurance policies and coverage of health maintenance organizations.
HB 1670 Last Action: Referred to Public Health
Caption: Relating to the creation and duties of the Interagency Council on Autism and Pervasive Developmental Disorders.
HB 1749 Last Action: Pending in subcommittee
Caption: Relating to the sale of certain state-owned real property to The University of Texas System.
HB 2138 Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to the liability of certain volunteers.
HB 2139 Last Action: Comm. laid on table subj. to call
Caption: Relating to a former spouse as a beneficiary under a life insurance policy.
HB 2441 Last Action: Laid on the table subject to call
Caption: Relating to disclosures and causes of actions involving and the regulation of holders of liens on manufactured housing.
HB 2534 Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to the application of consumer protection statutes to certain entities and transactions.
HB 2565 Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the creation, administration, powers, duties, operation, financing and dissolution of the Harris County Improvement District No. 1 and the power of certain entities to contract with the district; granting authority to issue bonds.
HCR 26 Last Action: Signed by the Governor
Caption: Inviting Governor Clements to address a joint session on February 4.
HCR 213 Last Action: Signed by the Governor
Caption: Creating the Special Task Force on the Future of Long Term Health Care.
HJR 5 Last Action: Filed with the Secretary of State
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to provide assistance to encourage economic development in the state.
HR 406 Caption: Commending the Speaker's Economic Advisory Group for recommending the establishment of Texas Commerce Department.
HR 407 Caption: Commending the Governor's Task Force on Business Development and Job Creation.
HR 439 Caption: Welcoming the Government Affairs Committee of the Houston West Chamber of Commerce.
HR 489 Caption: Welcoming the Magic Circle Republican Women's Club.
HR 778 Caption: Congratulating Jack "Jay" and Carolyn Carsten on the birth of Benjamin Lee Carsten.
HR 791 Caption: Allowing conference committee appointed to adjust the differences in the house and senate version of SJR9.
70th 1st Called Session
HR 3 Caption: Honoring Representative Steve Wolens on his birthday.
70th 2nd Called Session
HB 125 Last Action: Laid on the table subject to call
Caption: Relating to certain local government leases regarding airport matters.
HB 178 Last Action: Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
Caption: Relating to the making of payments to a crime stoppers program as a condition of probation.
HB 181 Last Action: Tagged in committee
Caption: Relating to the making of payments to a crime stoppers program as a condition of probation.
HR 180 Caption: Requesting the senate to return Senate Bill 79 to the house for further action.
HR 188 Caption: Recognizing August 8, 1987, as World Runners Day.
69th Regular Session
HB 9 Last Action: Coauthor authorized
Caption: Relating to jury instructions on parole and good conduct time credit.
HB 183 Last Action: Referred to Public Education
Caption: Relating to the punishment for certain offenses committed against a school employee or committed on the premises of a school or school-related activity.
HB 582 Last Action: 1st Printing sent to Comm. on Cal.
Caption: Relating to the venue of an appeal from an order denying, canceling, or suspending, an alcoholic beverage license or permit.
HB 586 Last Action: Companion considered in lieu in comm.
Caption: Relating to local regulation of a business that sells alcoholic beverages and in which an employee engages in certain sexually oriented conduct.
HB 846 Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to the costs of a trial or appeal of an indigent defendant charged with an offense committed in the scope of the defendant's employment.
HB 955 Last Action: Effective upon issuance of proclamation by Gov.
Caption: Relating to the allocation and dedication of certain revenue to provide assistance for areas impacted by significant new naval military facilities, to the Texas home port trust fund, and to the taxation of sales of materials used in the construction of certain new significant navel military facilities.
HB 1395 Last Action: Rules suspended
Caption: Relating to self-insurance by certain savings and loan associations.
HB 1524 Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to the date on which the attendance of students for the first semester of the regular public school term begins.
HB 1624 Last Action: 1st Printing sent to Comm. on Cal.
Caption: Relating to providing fidelity bonds for officers, employees, directors, and partners of health maintenance organizations and to certification of taxes paid by health maintenance organizations.
HB 1714 Last Action: Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to the authority of home-rule cities within their extraterritorial jurisdictions, and of counties within the unincorporated areas, to regulate signs; providing a penalty.
HB 1769 Last Action: Withdrawn by author
Caption: Relating to the application of sales and use taxes to capital improvements in excess of three billion dollars ($3,000,000,000.00).
HB 1770 Last Action: Referred to Public Education
Caption: Relating to a school district's enrichment equalization allotment under the Foundation School Program.
HB 1771 Last Action: Referred to Appropriations
Caption: Relating to transfer of money from the water assistance fund.
HB 2064 Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to the use of an affidavit of a juror to prove jury misconduct in the hearing of a motion for a new trial in a criminal case.
HB 2065 Last Action: Companion considered in lieu of
Caption: Relating to the regulation of certain insurance agents, health maintenance organizations, prepaid legal agents, and insurance adjusters.
HB 2504 Last Action: Companion considered in lieu in comm.
Caption: Relating to State Board of Insurance authority to promulgate rates and gather statistical data.
HB 2520 Last Action: Effective on . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Caption: Relating to authority to establish a foreign trade zone at the location of the Saturn automobile production facility.
HCR 23 Last Action: Signed by the Governor
Caption: Congratulating Mrs. Meliane Wells Morgan, Texas Teacher of the Year.
HCR 99 Last Action: Signed by the Governor
Caption: Directing the Central Education Agency to study educational needs of high-functioning students with autism.
HCR 100 Last Action: Signed by the Governor
Caption: Directing the Central Education Agency to assess the possible causes of high teacher turnover in special education.
HCR 115 Last Action: Signed by the Governor
Caption: Granting Mission Insurance Group, Inc. permission to sue the state.
HCR 125 Last Action: Signed by the Governor
Caption: Creating the Autism Task Force.
HCR 126 Last Action: Signed by the Governor
Caption: Expressing appreciation to the Texas Planning Council for Developmental Disabilities.
HJR 73 Last Action: Filed with the Secretary of State
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment to allow political subdivisions to purchase certain mutual insurance.
69th 3rd Called Session
HR 5 Caption: Wishing Gordon "Doc" Arnold a happy birthday.
HR 77 Caption: Commending the Houston West Chamber of Commerce.
68th Regular Session
HB 875 Last Action: Committee report printed and sent to Committee on Calendars
Caption: Relating to the requirement that certain state agencies and departments submit projected budgets to the Legislative Budget Board.
HB 1003 Last Action: Referred to Committee on Criminal Jurisprudence
Caption: Relating to the punishment for an offense committed against a school employee or in a school facility.
HB 1082 Last Action: Reported from committee favorably with substitute
Caption: Relating to instruction of jurors as to parole and good conduct time laws, and the publication of certain information concerning parole of prisoners.
HB 1371 Last Action: Comm. report printed & sent to Comm. on Local & Consent Cal.
Caption: Relating to life insurance company separate accounts.
HB 1372 Last Action: Effective on . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Caption: Relating to exemption of officers, directors, and employees of certain bank holding companies from registration and licensing under the Texas Securities Act.
HB 1422 Last Action: Effective on . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Caption: Relating to approval of certain insurance policy forms and documents.
HB 1458 Last Action: No action taken
Caption: Relating to the establishment of the council on disabilities.
HB 1480 Last Action: Effective on . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Caption: Relating to the requirement that a housing authority conduct a public hearing before obtaining any governmental permits for a housing project.
HB 1494 Last Action: Placed on daily General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to fire safety in certain health care facilities maintained or operated by the state.
HB 1554 Last Action: Effective on . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Caption: Relating to the collection of certain insurance maintenance taxes and fees by the State Board of Insurance.
HB 1615 Last Action: Referred to Committee on Insurance
Caption: Relating to insurance coverage for the services of certain audiologists, speech pathologists, and language pathologists.
HB 1667 Last Action: Placed on daily General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to the transaction of business by the courts of appeals for the First and Fourteenth Supreme Judicial Districts.
HB 1668 Last Action: Committee report printed and sent to Committee on Calendars
Caption: Relating to the counties in the First and Fourteenth Supreme Judicial Districts reimbursing Harris County for certain costs incurred by Harris County pertaining to those courts.
HB 2143 Last Action: Effective on . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Caption: Relating to the application of credit life insurance or credit health and accident insurance to certain transactions.
HB 2144 Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to the continuation of the Public Utility Commission of Texas.
HB 2190 Last Action: Referred to Committee on Business & Commerce
Caption: Relating to the lease of personal property for business or commercial purposes.
HB 2248 Last Action: Referred to Committee on Judicial Affairs
Caption: Relating to appointment of magistrates for certain district courts.
HB 2413 Last Action: Recommendations filed with the Speaker
Caption: Amending the act creating the Coastal Industrial Water Authority; providing that Texas Department of Water Resources approval of bonds and of plans and specifications for projects to be financed by the sale of bonds shall not be required of the Coastal Industrial Water Authority; finding and declaring that the requirements of Article XVI, Section 59(d) and Section 59(e), Constitution of Texas, have been performed and accomplished; and declaring an emergency.
HCR 35 Last Action: Signed by the Governor
Caption: Requesting the Texas Legislative Council to prepare a compilation of state laws relating to persons with disabilities.
HCR 146 Last Action: Filed without the Governor's signature
Caption: Granting Marathon Oil Company permission to sue the State of Texas and the General Land Office.
HCR 151 Last Action: Signed by the Governor
Caption: Inviting Senator John Tower to address a joint session.
HCR 252 Last Action: Signed by the Governor
Caption: Commending Miss Clara W. Bewie of the State Department of Highways and Public Transportation.
HJR 73 Last Action: Filed without the Governor's signature
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment to permit the use of public funds and credit for payment of premiums on certain insurance policies and annuity contracts of mutual insurance companies.
HR 26 Caption: Congratulating James M. Windham, Jr.
HR 111 Caption: Requesting the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission to require applicants to answer certain questions before acquiring an original or a renewal mixed beverage permit or private club registration permit in Harris County.
HR 187 Caption: Congratulating Dr. Catherine Atkinson Bell.
HR 400 Caption: Congratulating Patricia C. Taylor, Texas Teacher of the Year.
68th 1st Called Session
HR 3 Caption: Congratulating Miss Rose Matthaei.
68th 2nd Called Session
HR 2 Caption: Congratulating Representative Steve Wolens on his birthday.
67th Regular Session
HB 1566 Last Action: Comm. report printed & sent to Comm. on Local & Consent Cal.
Caption: Relating to the elections for which the governor is to issue proclamations.
HB 1567 Last Action: Effective on . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Caption: Relating to the form of the official application for an absentee ballot to be voted by mail.
HB 1630 Last Action: Laid on the table subject to call
Caption: Relating to certification of sickness or disability as a condition to voting absentee.
HB 1806 Last Action: Scheduled for public hearing on . . . . . .
Caption: Relating to a formal recodification of certain provisions of the insurance code.
HB 2109 Last Action: Effective on . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Caption: Relating to the term of office of the person elected governor or lieutenant governor by the legislature.
HB 2197 Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to the acquisition by counties of interests in real property.
HB 2198 Last Action: Effective on . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Caption: Relating to the time for delivery of certain certificates of insurance and the amount of refunds on certain policies of credit insurance.
HB 2199 Last Action: Vetoed by the Governor
Caption: Relating to the composition function, and authority of the Antiquities Committee and the regulation of activities that affect certain submerged archeological landmarks.
HB 2200 Last Action: Committee laid on table subject to call
Caption: Relating to the powers and duties of County Commissioners Courts with respect to recorded Texas Historic Landmarks.
HB 2286 Last Action: Referred to Committee on Ways & Means
Caption: Authorizing certain exemptions from property taxation for persons fifty-five years of age or older.
HB 2291 Last Action: Referred to Committee on Ways & Means
Caption: Relating to revising various provisions of the law governing residence homestead exemptions from property taxation.
HJR 113 Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment restricting the power of political subdivisions to increase taxes.
HJR 114 Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment to authorize certain exemptions from property taxation for persons 55 years of age or older.
HJR 115 Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment to authorize the exemption not less than three thousand dollars of the value of a residence homestead from property taxation.
HJR 116 Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Proposing to an amendment to Article VIII of the Constitution of Texas limiting the yearly increase in evaluation of real property.
HR 152 Caption: Commending former state Representative Chase Untermeyer.
HR 383 Caption: Congratulating Bain Pearson.
67th 1st Called Session
HR 56 Caption: Commending the ideals and activities of the Texas Lyceum and the Texas Lyceum Association.