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Legislation authored by Lloyd Criss

Includes legislation with Lloyd Criss as the primary author for the 66th through 71st Legislatures. For other types of authorship, search the Legislative Archive System.

71st Regular Session
HB 50 Last Action: Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to collective bargaining contracts entered into between this state or a political subdivision of this state and certain labor organizations.
HB 51 Last Action: Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to certain employee notification requirements regarding workers' compensation benefits.
HB 52 Last Action: Pending in subcommittee
Caption: Relating to certain indemnity provisions in construction contracts.
HB 53 Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to liability in tort arising from certain construction contracts.
HB 195 Last Action: 1st Printing sent to Comm. on Cal.
Caption: Relating to the regulation of certain crane operators; providing penalties.
HB 291 Last Action: Reported favorably with substitute
Caption: Relating to drug-testing policies and drug programs for certain employees and prospective employees.
HB 304 Last Action: No action taken in committee
Caption: Relating to requirements imposed on an inmate as a condition of release during the inmate's tentative parole month.
HB 348 Last Action: Laid on table subj. to call in comm.
Caption: Relating to the payment of wages by employers doing business in this state; providing penalties.
HB 608 Last Action: Effective in 90 days-8/28/89
Caption: Relating to the definition of a railroad company for the purposes of incorporation and regulation by the Railroad Commission of Texas.
HB 609 Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to the regulation of plumbers.
HB 610 Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to the provision of pharmaceutical services by a health maintenance organization.
HB 653 Last Action: 1st Printing sent to Comm. on Cal.
Caption: Relating to the adoption of minimal elevator standards for elevators, escalators, and related equipment, the creation of the elevator certification board, and inspections of elevators, escalators, and....
HB 784 Last Action: Referred to Public Safety
Caption: Relating to dismissal of certain traffic offense charges on completion of a driving safety course.
HB 801 Last Action: Pending in subcommittee
Caption: Relating to the consolidation of ad valorem tax assessment and collection.
HB 843 Last Action: Vetoed by the Governor
Caption: Relating to the location and maintenance outside the state of books, records, and accounts of certain domestic insurance companies.
HB 889 Last Action: Laid on table subj. to call in comm.
Caption: Relating to certain privacy guarantees for employees.
HB 907 Last Action: Pending in subcommittee
Caption: Relating to the appraisal of property for purposes of property taxation.
HB 946 Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the creation of a promotion and development fund by the Galveston County Navigation District No. 1.
HB 1044 Last Action: Vetoed by the Governor
Caption: Relating to powers of local health jurisdictions concerning training programs for food service workers.
HB 1298 Last Action: Laid on table subj. to call in comm.
Caption: Relating to bidding by general bidders and sub-bidders on public projects; providing civil and criminal penalties.
HB 1377 Last Action: No action taken in subcommittee
Caption: Relating to the regulation of certain talent agencies; providing a penalty.
HB 1435 Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to fire protection sprinkler requirements for certain buildings.
HB 1462 Last Action: Vetoed by the Governor
Caption: Relating to the authority of the Parks and Wildlife Commission to regulate the sale and consumption of alcoholic beverages in an area of Galveston State Park assigned to a concessioner.
HB 1493 Last Action: Referred to Insurance
Caption: Relating to the regulation of fire protection sprinkler system journeymen and apprentices.
HB 1580 Last Action: Companion considered in lieu in comm.
Caption: Relating to amending Section 87.201, Texas Education Code, to name the Texas Institute of Oceanography as a program of Texas A&M University at Galveston.
HB 1741 Last Action: Effective in 90 days-8/28/89
Caption: Relating to long-term residential facilities for the placement of juveniles.
HB 1819 Last Action: 1st Printing sent to Comm. on Cal.
Caption: Relating to a reduction in homeowners insurance premiums for installation of a fire protection plan in the home.
HB 1843 Last Action: Companion considered in lieu in s/c
Caption: Relating to the determination of physical fitness of certain fire fighters and police officers.
HB 1844 Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to creation and operation of school employee health insurance programs.
HB 2076 Last Action: Referred to Public Health
Caption: Relating to indoor air quality; providing penalties.
HB 2077 Last Action: Postponed in subcommittee
Caption: Relating to the State Board of Insurance adopting rules relating to the inclusion of certain registered nurses in health insurance coverage.
HB 2078 Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to the registration of certain painting contractors; providing a criminal penalty.
HB 2099 Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to the Public Utility Regulatory Act and encouraging utilities to actively seek alternative energy sources before commencing construction of any new power plant and to use competitive bidding to assure that....
HB 2100 Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to the Public Utility Regulatory Act and specifying competitive bidding by public utilities for major construction contracts.
HB 2486 Last Action: Laid on the table subject to call
Caption: Relating to the boards of directors of drainage districts in Galveston County.
HB 2487 Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the extension of the unemployment compensation tax rate table for employers with approved shared work plans.
HB 2488 Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to open meetings and public records laws of Texas.
HB 2692 Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to certain information filed with the State Board of Insurance and calculations derived from that information.
HCR 39 Last Action: Signed by the Governor
Caption: Commending State Representative Weldon Betts.
HCR 63 Last Action: Referred to Judicial Affairs
Caption: Granting Howard W. Davis permission to sue the State of Texas and the board of regents of The Texas A & M University System.
HCR 199 Last Action: Signed by the Governor
Caption: In memory of State Representative Weldon Betts.
HCR 290 Last Action: Signed by the Governor
Caption: Commending M.A.R.K. on its effort to combat drug abuse.
HR 430 Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Honoring Mr. Johnnie Henderson.
HR 616 Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: In memory of Mark Kilroy.
71st 1st Called Session
HB 33 Last Action: Referred to Public Health
Caption: Relating to indoor air quality; providing a civil penalty.
HB 38 Last Action: Referred to Labor & Employment Rel.
Caption: Relating to drug testing policies and drug programs for certain employees and prospective employees.
HB 45 Last Action: Referred to Labor & Employment Rel.
Caption: Relating to the regulation of certain persons who engage in the operation of cranes; providing penalties.
HB 90 Last Action: Referred to Public Health
Caption: Relating to the regulation of persons engaged in removing asbestos from public buildings or disturbing or encapsulating that asbestos; providing penalties.
HB 97 Last Action: Pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the use of certain payroll as a basis for computing workers' compensation premiums.
HB 132 Last Action: Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to fair subcontracting practices in certain public improvements work.
71st 2nd Called Session
HB 9 Last Action: Reported favorably w/o amendment(s)
Caption: Relating to the regulation of persons engaged in removing asbestos from public buildings or disturbing or encapsulating that asbestos; providing penalties.
HB 10 Last Action: Reported favorably w/o amendment(s)
Caption: Relating to indoor air quality; providing a civil penalty.
HB 25 Last Action: Referred to Liquor Regulation
Caption: Relating to the authority of the Parks and Wildlife Commission to regulate the sale and consumption of alcoholic beverages in an area of Galveston State Park assigned to a nonprofit concessioner.
HB 26 Last Action: Referred to Insurance
Caption: Relating to certain assessments imposed on insurance companies to cover costs of state examination.
HB 32 Last Action: Meeting canceled
Caption: Relating to the authority of certain counties to abate public nuisances.
HB 33 Last Action: Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to the creation of a state criminal task force coordinating committee and to the imposition of costs in criminal cases to fund the committee.
HB 40 Last Action: Referred to Business & Commerce
Caption: Relating to the payment of workers' compensation benefits to employees of political subdivisions.
HB 41 Last Action: Referred to Business & Commerce
Caption: Relating to the payment of workers' compensation benefits to an employee of a political subdivision.
HB 71 Last Action: Referred to Ways & Means
Caption: Relating to the appraisal for property tax purposes of utility property.
HCR 6 Last Action: Signed by the Governor
Caption: Honoring Susan Pitman.
HCR 7 Last Action: Signed by the Governor
Caption: Honoring Rita Carlson.
HCR 8 Last Action: Signed by the Governor
Caption: Honoring Bebe Lising.
HCR 13 Last Action: Signed by the Governor
Caption: Commending F. Hermann Rudenberg.
HCR 14 Last Action: Signed by the Governor
Caption: Commending Captain Leon E. Lewis, Jr., of the Galveston Police Department.
HCR 42 Last Action: Signed by the Governor
Caption: Congratulating Andre Ware on winning the Heisman Trophy.
HJR 9 Last Action: Filed
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment relating to the compensation of members of the legislature and to the creation, powers, and duties of the State Ethics Enforcement Commission.
HR 99 Last Action: Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
Caption: Requesting the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals to grant Clarence Lee Brandley a new trial.
HR 129 Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Honoring Roy Wollam.
HR 167 Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Commending Helen Foster.
HR 174 Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Congratulating Kenneth and Donna Tarrance on the birth of Kenneth Barton Tarrance, Jr.
71st 3rd Called Session
HB 14 Last Action: Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to the creation of a state criminal task force coordinating committee and to the imposition of costs in criminal cases to fund the committee.
HB 15 Last Action: Referred to County Affairs
Caption: Relating to the authority of certain counties to abate public nuisances.
HB 31 Last Action: Referred to Public Health
Caption: Relating to indoor air quality; providing a civil penalty.
HB 37 Last Action: Referred to Insurance
Caption: Relating to the inclusion of the services of certain registered nurses in health insurance coverage.
HJR 4 Last Action: Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment relating to the compensation of members of the legislature and to the creation, powers, and duties of the State Ethics Enforcement Commission.
HR 21 Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Honoring Walter Hall.
HR 22 Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: In memory of the Reverend Andrew Berry.
HR 90 Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Congratulating Dr. Thomas Mackey, Galveston's Citizen of the Year.
71st 4th Called Session
HR 173 Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Commending Leroy Ellis.
71st 5th Called Session
HB 23 Last Action: Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to the creation of a state criminal task force coordinating committee and to the imposition of costs in criminal cases to fund the committee.
70th Regular Session
HB 21 Last Action: Referred to Business & Commerce
Caption: Relating to a presumption of discrimination against certain employees who file a claim for worker's compensation benefits.
HB 22 Last Action: Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to a restriction of the use of certain indemnity provisions in construction contracts.
HB 36 Last Action: Effective on 9/1/87
Caption: Relating to the regulation of persons engaged in the business of removing asbestos from public buildings or encapsulating that asbestos; providing penalties.
HB 44 Last Action: Pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the provision of vocational rehabilitation services to certain injured employees.
HB 45 Last Action: Referred to Insurance
Caption: Relating to construction requirements and premium rate reductions for certain insurable property under the catastrophe property insurance pool.
HB 78 Last Action: Effective on 9/1/87
Caption: Relating to the enforcement of the regulation of plumbers and plumbing.
HB 208 Last Action: Pending in subcommittee
Caption: Relating to the appraisal of property for purposes of property taxation.
HB 209 Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to the consolidation of ad valorem tax assessment and collection.
HB 229 Last Action: Coauthor authorized
Caption: Relating to certain requirements for workers' compensation benefit payments.
HB 236 Last Action: Referred to Public Safety
Caption: Relating to the regulation of certain crane operators: providing penalties.
HB 248 Last Action: Coauthor authorized
Caption: Relating to the requirement that out-of-state drivers have certain automobile liability insurance before operating a motor vehicle in Texas.
HB 269 Last Action: Referred to Transportation
Caption: Relating to criminal responsibility for obstructing a street, railway crossing, or highway with a train.
HB 369 Last Action: Coauthor authorized
Caption: Relating to the compensation of certain district court reporters.
HB 413 Last Action: Comm. laid on table subj. to call
Caption: Relating to transportation for certain pupils in public school prekindergarten.
HB 414 Last Action: Referred to Transportation
Caption: Relating to violation of railroad safety provisions; providing an administrative civil penalty.
HB 569 Last Action: No action taken in subcommittee
Caption: Relating to residency requirements for the employees of a city or town.
HB 693 Last Action: Comm. laid on table subj. to call
Caption: Relating to grievance procedures for fire fighters and police officers in certain cities.
HB 694 Last Action: Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to a state policy regarding layoffs, recalls, and grievances of state employees.
HB 706 Last Action: Referred to Judiciary
Caption: Relating to liability of corporation directors to a corporation or its shareholders or of a trustee of a pension trust to a beneficiary.
HB 830 Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to notification of a change in name or address for vehicle registration records and to photographic evidence of speed violations.
HB 847 Last Action: Referred to Labor & Employment Rel.
Caption: Relating to the regulation of health spas.
HB 936 Last Action: 1st Printing sent to Comm. on Cal.
Caption: Relating to a reduction in workers' compensation insurance premiums for certain employers.
HB 955 Last Action: Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to collective bargaining contracts entered into between this state or a political subdivision of this state and certain labor organizations.
HB 979 Last Action: Effective on 9/1/87
Caption: Relating to the calculation of the deficit tax rate for unemployment compensation.
HB 980 Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to the securing of county funds by a depository bank.
HB 1002 Last Action: Effective in 90 days-8/31/87
Caption: Relating to the authority of a county to acquire property for hospital purposes outside the county.
HB 1003 Last Action: Effective on 9/1/87
Caption: Relating to the county liability for the actions of a member of the county hospital's board of managers.
HB 1021 Last Action: Effective on 9/1/87
Caption: Relating to the provision of safety and accident prevention services at job sites.
HB 1022 Last Action: Referred to Insurance
Caption: Relating to workers' compensation insurance experience rating.
HB 1043 Last Action: Effective on 9/1/87
Caption: Relating to bingo, the imposition of a state tax on the gross receipts from bingo games and the collection of bingo taxes, and the prizes that may be offered or awarded at a bingo occasion.
HB 1044 Last Action: Referred to Transportation
Caption: Relating to dismissal of certain misdemeanor charges pending completion of a driving safety course.
HB 1209 Last Action: Comm. laid on table subj. to call
Caption: Relating to the interest earned on funds in the Unemployment Compensation Fund; providing an appropriation.
HB 1261 Last Action: Effective on 9/1/87
Caption: Relating to the regulation of certain personnel services; providing a civil penalty.
HB 1334 Last Action: Referred to Ways & Means
Caption: Relating to authorizing certain municipalities to impose a tax on certain sales of food and beverages to provide revenues for tourism and convention purposes.
HB 1346 Last Action: Comm. laid on table subj. to call
Caption: Relating to the regulation of certain career counseling services; providing a civil penalty.
HB 1510 Last Action: Referred to Insurance
Caption: Relating to the regulation of certain insurance agents who engage in bail bond business; providing penalties.
HB 1719 Last Action: Comm. laid on table subj. to call
Caption: Relating to the repeal of an obsolete law regarding the protection of workmen on buildings.
HB 1720 Last Action: Withdrawn from schedule
Caption: Relating to entitlement to workers' compensation weekly benefits during the pendency of an action regarding a lump-sum award.
HB 2090 Last Action: Effective on 9/1/87
Caption: Relating to payment of unemployment compensation benefits and the management of certain unemployment compensation funds; authorizing the issuance of bonds and the increase of certain unemployment taxes.
HB 2091 Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the investment of funds of water control and improvement districts; amending Subchapter I, Chapter 51, Water Code by adding Section 51.363; and declaring an emergency.
HB 2092 Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to employee training and minimum accreditation standards for training programs for food service workers.
HB 2093 Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to retailer entertainment by manufacturers and imposing restrictions thereon; amending Section 102.07 of the Alcoholic Beverage Code, as amended, and amending Section 102.15 of the Alcoholic Beverage Code, as amended, and declaring an emergency.
HB 2094 Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to the financial interest of an affiliate of a manufacturer with a general, local or branch distributor, amending Section 102.18, Texas Alcoholic Beverage Code, and declaring an emergency.
HB 2095 Last Action: Effective on 9/1/87
Caption: Relating to the appointment of life insurance agents.
HB 2149 Last Action: 1st Printing sent to Comm. on Cal.
Caption: Relating to the payment of wages by employers doing business in this state; providing penalties.
HB 2150 Last Action: Referred to Public Health
Caption: Relating to the registration of persons who paint using hazardous materials or equipment in confined spaces of industrial or commercial facilities; providing a criminal penalty.
HB 2289 Last Action: Pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the administration and operation of the Gulf Coast Waste Disposal Authority.
HB 2446 Last Action: S/C laid on table subject to call
Caption: Relating to authorization for the Texas Employment Commission to issue bonds for the Unemployment Compensation Fund; authorizing the levy of taxes or employer contributions to pay such bonds.
HB 2480 Last Action: Referred to Insurance
Caption: Permitting governmental units to issue obligations to fund self insurance and to enter into contracts in connection therewith and with risk retention groups; and providing an emergency.
HCR 1 Last Action: Referred to Jurisprudence
Caption: Granting Howard W. Davis permission to sue the State of Texas and the board of regents of The Texas A&M University System.
HCR 12 Last Action: Filed
Caption: Inviting The Honorable Mark White to address a joint session of the 70th Legislature.
HCR 49 Last Action: Signed by the Governor
Caption: Commending Marley Leonard, Sr.
HCR 61 Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Expressing opposition to efforts to designate English as official language of the state.
HCR 68 Last Action: Signed by the Governor
Caption: Designating May 4-11, 1987 as Paraprofessional and School-Related Personnel Appreciation Week.
HR 526 Caption: Commending Weldon J. King.
HR 777 Caption: In memory of Les Farmer, Jr.
70th 2nd Called Session
HB 14 Last Action: Referred to Labor & Employment Rel.
Caption: Relating to the payment of wages by employers doing business in this state; providing penalties.
HB 27 Last Action: Referred to Urban Affairs
Caption: Relating to the date of the referendum on the question on legalization of pari-mutuel wagering under the Texas Racing Act.
HR 108 Caption: Extending congratulations to Jeanne Mixon and John Schwartz on the birth of their daughter, Elizabeth Alison Schwartz.
69th Regular Session
HB 14 Last Action: Effective on . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Caption: Relating to the notice required in certain real estate transactions involving property in a county that borders the Gulf of Mexico.
HB 15 Last Action: Referred to Intergovernmental Relations
Caption: Relating to appointment and removal of commissioners of a housing authority.
HB 16 Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to the maintenance of public beaches and the protection of sand dunes; providing a penalty.
HB 32 Last Action: Effective on . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Caption: Relating to coverage of agricultural employers and employment under the Texas Unemployment Compensation Act.
HB 33 Last Action: Withdrawn from schedule
Caption: Relating to grievance procedures for state employees.
HB 34 Last Action: 1st Printing sent to Comm. on Cal.
Caption: Relating to the number of ballots furnished in an election for each election precinct.
HB 35 Last Action: Reported from s/c fav. w/o amdt(s)
Caption: Relating to the regulation of health spa services; providing criminal and civil penalties and enforcement proceedings, and providing private actions for damages.
HB 71 Last Action: Effective on . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Caption: Relating to the creation of a shared work unemployment compensation program.
HB 118 Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the unemployment compensation tax rate paid by certain employers.
HB 135 Last Action: Coauthor authorized
Caption: Relating to reducing the number of written reports and the amount of other paperwork required of school districts and school district personnel.
HB 193 Last Action: Referred to Science & Technology
Caption: Relating to the creation of offenses involving breach of computer security.
HB 224 Last Action: Referred to Business & Commerce
Caption: Relating to the rights and liabilities of general contractors, subcontractors, and the state or a local government in relation to public construction projects.
HB 309 Last Action: Effective on . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Caption: Relating to court costs imposed to generate funds for victims of crime and for the continuing legal education of judges and court personnel.
HB 315 Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to persons who are authorized to conduct marriage ceremonies.
HB 402 Last Action: Senate adopted conf. comm. report
Caption: Relating to the regulation and taxation of bingo games; providing penalties.
HB 496 Last Action: Reported from s/c unfavorably
Caption: Relating to recovery of losses, damages, and attorney's fees on claims under certain insurance policies.
HB 524 Last Action: Referred to Urban Affairs
Caption: Relating to the duration of shifts, hours in a workweek, and compensation for fire fighters and other fire department personnel in certain cities.
HB 537 Last Action: No action taken in committee
Caption: Relating to the payment of wages by employers doing business in this state; providing penalties.
HB 544 Last Action: Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to collective bargaining rights of certain public employees.
HB 588 Last Action: Laid on table subj. to call in comm.
Caption: Relating to the fee for a commercial oyster dredge license, to exemptions from an oyster dredge license requirement, and to penalties for violations of certain laws relating to oysters and shellfish.
HB 589 Last Action: Laid on the table subject to call
Caption: Relating to the amount and disposition of fees collected for a retail fish dealer's license and a retail dealer's truck license.
HB 722 Last Action: No action taken in committee
Caption: Relating to the authorization of state-regulated pari-mutuel wagering on greyhound racing in certain counties, subject to approval by the voters of the county voting at an election; providing penalties.
HB 739 Last Action: Referred to Urban Affairs
Caption: Providing an opportunity through initiative and referendum for voters in certain areas in this state which the legislature finds to be in need of stimulation of tourism to decide by initiative and referendum if they desire to allow regulated greyhound or horse racing with parimutuel wagering on the results thereof to be conducted in their county; creating Texas Greyhound Racing Commission and the Texas Horse Racing Commission and defining their powers and duties; providing for the establishment and operation of greyhound or horse racing facilities in counties after approval by voters thereof at an election; imposing taxes on revenues of such facilities, dedicating money received by the Commissions and collected from the taxes; authorizing penalties and making appropriations.
HB 772 Last Action: Referred to Labor & Employment Rel.
Caption: Relating to the effect of payment of unemployment compensation benefits to a person who receives an award of back pay.
HB 786 Last Action: 1st Printing sent to Comm. on Cal.
Caption: Relating to the creation, powers, duties, administration, and dissolution of mass transit departments.
HB 803 Last Action: Companion considered in lieu of
Caption: Relating to the effect of payment of unemployment compensation benefits to a person who receives an award of back pay.
HB 850 Last Action: Companion considered in lieu in s/c
Caption: Relating to certain requirements for eligibility for benefits and payments by reimbursing employers under the unemployment compensation laws.
HB 926 Last Action: 1st Printing sent to Comm. on Cal.
Caption: Relating to the regulation of persons engaged in the business of removing or encapsulating asbestos; providing penalties.
HB 1076 Last Action: Referred to Environmental Affairs
Caption: Relating to certain fund-raising activities conducted to benefit the Battleship "Texas."
HB 1272 Last Action: Referred to Agriculture & Livestock
Caption: Relating to the purchase and slaughter of marked horses.
HB 1288 Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to the creation, powers, duties, administration, and dissolution of mass transit departments in certain cities and towns.
HB 1311 Last Action: Laid on table subj. to call in comm.
Caption: Relating to a state policy regarding the layoff and recall of certain state employees.
HB 1425 Last Action: Effective on . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Caption: Relating to the participation of the judges in County Courts at Law Nos. 1 and 2 in Galveston County in the management of that county's probation department.
HB 2106 Last Action: Referred to Higher Education
Caption: Relating to the organization and operation of Texas A&M University at Galveston; amending sections 87.201, 87.202, and 87.205, Texas Education Code, as amended.
HB 2185 Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to state policy and objectives for management of the state's oyster and other molluscan shellfish resources; to the rental and acreage for location of private oyster beds; to theft from and damage to private oyster beds; to fees and permits for taking oysters and other molluscan shellfish; to the minimum size, open areas, use of dredges and legal time for harvest of oysters and molluscan shellfish; to the designation of prohibited areas; to taking and transplanting of shellfish from prohibited areas; and to the licenses for wholesaling, sale and transport of oysters and molluscan shellfish; and to the penalties for violation of the oyster management and related public health provisions.
HCR 10 Last Action: Signed by the Governor
Caption: Honoring Kenyon Clapp on service as member of Texas Employment Commission.
HCR 172 Last Action: Signed by the Governor
Caption: Memorializing Congress to encourage the Internal Revenue Service to speed its future collection and crediting of the tax charges to Texas employers through the loss of .3% of the FUTA credit to which these employers were subjected last November 10.
HCR 246 Last Action: Referred to Rules and Resolutions
Caption: Congratulating the United Autoworkers on their fiftieth national anniversary.
HR 1 Caption: Commending C. R. Johnson on his exemplary tenure as tax assessor-collector of Galveston County.
HR 25 Caption: Authorizing Texas Jaycees to use house chamber on January 26, 1985.
HR 158 Caption: Honoring Glenn E. Watts, president of the Communication Workers of America.
HR 380 Caption: Honoring Mr. Dewey Upshaw on his retirement.
HR 449 Caption: In memory of Virgil Smith.
HR 462 Caption: Honoring D. L. "Dally" Willis on his birthday.
69th 1st Called Session
HB 4 Last Action: Filed
Caption: Relating to the creation, powers, duties, administration, and dissolution of mass transit departments.
HB 6 Last Action: Coauthor authorized
Caption: Relating to paperwork reduction efforts in public schools.
HR 3 Caption: Requesting the State Board of Education to adopt rules to provide for simplifying and reducing the number and amount of written reports required from school districts and school district employees.
69th 2nd Called Session
HB 9 Last Action: Coauthor authorized
Caption: Relating to grievance procedures for state employees.
HB 17 Last Action: 1st Printing sent to Comm. on Cal.
Caption: Relating to a state policy regarding layoffs, recalls, and grievances of state employees.
HB 47 Last Action: 1st Printing sent to Comm. on Cal.
Caption: Relating to the regulation and licensing of pari-mutuel wagering on greyhound racing and horse racing; providing penalties.
HCR 18 Last Action: Signed by the Governor
Caption: Commending the Elissa and her crew for their official representation of Texas at the Centennial Celebration of the Statue of Liberty.
69th 3rd Called Session
HB 15 Last Action: Considered in formal meeting
Caption: Relating to a state policy regarding layoffs, recalls, and grievances of state employees.
HCR 4 Last Action: Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Creating the Select Committee on the Financial Future of State Government.
HCR 12 Last Action: Signed by the Governor
Caption: Commending Chester Merten.
HR 24 Caption: In memory of Wayne Wright Johnson, Jr.
68th Regular Session
HB 66 Last Action: Committee laid on table subject to call
Caption: Relating to the application of sales and use taxes to computer programs.
HB 67 Last Action: Coauthor authorized
Caption: Relating to the creation of the criminal offense of possession, manufacture, transportation, repair, or sale of an illegal bullet.
HB 68 Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the assignment of certain workers' compensation benefits to an insurance company.
HB 69 Last Action: See remarks
Caption: Relating to the construction of certain pressure vessels; providing for penalties for violations of the Act; providing for special inspection service including surveys required for certification to construct pressure vessels under the ASME Code authorization; providing an effective date; and declaring an emergency.
HB 99 Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the reduction of workers' compensation death benefits because of benefits paid for prior period incapacity.
HB 114 Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to the status of computer programs as goods.
HB 134 Last Action: Effective on . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Caption: Relating to the compensation of the judges of the district courts in Galveston County.
HB 135 Last Action: See remarks
Caption: Relating to costs imposed on criminal convictions for the purpose of funding the Compensation to Victims of Crime Fund.
HB 151 Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to the amount of certain cigarette tax revenue allocated to and the use of the local parks, recreation, and open space fund.
HB 152 Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to appointment and removal of commissioners of a housing authority.
HB 192 Last Action: Reported from subcommittee with substitute
Caption: Relating to the number of ballots furnished for each polling place.
HB 193 Last Action: Placed on daily Major State Calendar
Caption: Relating to the creation of offenses involving computers.
HB 216 Last Action: Referred to Committee on Business & Commerce
Caption: Relating to the regulation of health spa services, providing for registration of health spas, surety bonds, contents of written contracts, listing of membership plans, prohibited activities, and providing for remedies and penalties.
HB 269 Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to construction by a utility.
HB 270 Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to the creation, duties, and powers of a Department of Public Utility Counsel and the Residential Consumer Advisory Committee.
HB 271 Last Action: Referred to Committee on State Affairs
Caption: Relating to the procedure for a utility rate change.
HB 272 Last Action: Referred to Committee on State Affairs
Caption: Relating to putting into effect of utility rates before a final determination by the regulatory authority.
HB 305 Last Action: Committee laid on table subject to call
Caption: Relating to the minimum wage.
HB 306 Last Action: Effective on . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Caption: Relating to establishment of and funding for a motorcycle operator training and safety program, and restricted licenses for certain motorcycle operators.
HB 334 Last Action: Referred to Committee on Transportation
Caption: Relating to the responsibility of a railway corporation for obstructing a street, railway crossing, or highway.
HB 381 Last Action: Withdrawn by Author
Caption: Relating to provision of certain insurance and payment of premiums by counties and other political subdivisions of the state.
HB 585 Last Action: Reported from subcommittee favorably without amendments
Caption: Relating to grievance procedures for state employees.
HB 586 Last Action: Effective on . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Caption: Relating to powers and duties of the Battleship Texas Commission and transferring jurisdiction of the Battleship "Texas" to the Parks and Wildlife Department.
HB 787 Last Action: Committee report printed and sent to Committee on Calendars
Caption: Relating to the authority of counties to deposit public funds in certain financial institutions.
HB 866 Last Action: Postponed
Caption: Relating to the regulation of Marriage and Family Counselors.
HB 884 Last Action: Coauthor authorized
Caption: Relating to professional negotiations for certain employees of public schools.
HB 885 Last Action: House conferees appointed
Caption: Relating to the operation and continuation of the Texas Employment Commission.
HB 896 Last Action: Effective on . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Caption: Relating to unemployment compensation and the taxes levied for benefits and for the principal of and interest on federal advances.
HB 897 Last Action: Effective on . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Caption: Relating to the protection of consumers and regulation of manufactured housing.
HB 933 Last Action: Referred to Committee on Business & Commerce
Caption: Relating to the collection of fringe benefits owed to an employee.
HB 960 Last Action: Referred to Committee on Energy
Caption: Relating to health and sanitation facilities for railroad employees.
HB 961 Last Action: See remarks
Caption: Relating to commercial shrimping.
HB 969 Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to collective bargaining rights of certain public employees.
HB 1068 Last Action: Effective on . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Caption: Relating to continuing legal education for the judges and personnel of the municipal courts.
HB 1173 Last Action: Placed on daily General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to the acceptance of the gift of a center for health and physical fitness for and on behalf of The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston; and declaring an emergency.
HB 1192 Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to amendments to the Texas Unemployment Compensation Act.
HB 1193 Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to fees paid by reimbursing employers.
HB 1194 Last Action: Subcommittee laid on table subject to call
Caption: Relating to community employment programs established by local governments.
HB 1275 Last Action: Subcommittee laid on table subject to call
Caption: Relating to the regulation of bingo; providing penalties.
HB 1304 Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the authority of certain cities concerning port and harbor improvements and facilities.
HB 1352 Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to levying a surtax on employers for the payment of interest owed to the federal unemployment trust fund.
HB 1399 Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to the general prevailing rate of wages and fringe benefits paid to laborers on public works projects; providing a penalty.
HB 1400 Last Action: Referred to Committee on Business & Commerce
Caption: Relating to the regulation of air conditioning contractors; providing a penalty.
HB 1425 Last Action: Committee report printed and sent to Committee on Calendars
Caption: Relating to commercial and noncommercial shrimp limits.
HB 1676 Last Action: Coauthor authorized
Caption: Providing for and regulating greyhound racing with pari-mutuel wagering on the results thereof; creating the Texas Greyhound Racing Commission and defining its powers and duties; providing for the establishment and operation of greyhound racing plants subject to local option; imposing taxes on revenues of such plants; disposing of all monies received by the Commission and all monies collected from the taxes; authorizing penalties and making appropriations.
HB 1723 Last Action: Referred to Committee on Labor & Employment Relations
Caption: Amending the subject matter of the Texas Unemployment Compensation Act, providing for disqualification for benefits; providing for definitions; providing for the repeal of all laws and parts of laws in conflict herewith and for preserving the rights accrued thereunder; providing for the severability of provisions; and declaring an emergency.
HB 2162 Last Action: Referred to Committee on County Affairs
Caption: Relating to the authority of certain county judges to participate in the establishment, supervision, and administration of probation offices.
HB 2287 Last Action: Referred to Committee on Agriculture & Livestock
Caption: Relating to the creation, powers, duties, and administration of an agricultural labor relations board; providing penalties; and declaring an emergency.
HB 2299 Last Action: Effective on . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Caption: Relating to legislative findings, boundaries, creation, administration, powers, duties, elections, issuance of bonds, levy and collection of taxes and finances for the Dickinson Bayou Watershed Drainage District; providing for the dissolution or realignment of boundaries of existing districts; and containing other provisions relating to the subject.
HB 2374 Last Action: Committee laid on table subject to call
Caption: Relating to legislative findings, boundaries, creation and tax elections, and finances for the Clear Creek Drainage District.
HB 2386 Last Action: Referred to Committee on Natural Resources
Caption: Relating to the powers, duties, operations, and financing of the Galveston County Drainage District No. 2; providing a penalty.
HCR 15 Last Action: Comm. report printed & sent to Comm. on Local & Consent Cal.
Caption: Granting Joy Ann Babb permission to sue the state and the board of regents of the University of Texas System.
HCR 258 Last Action: Filed without the Governor's signature
Caption: Permitting Gulf Coast Regional Mental Health-Mental Retardation Center to sue the State of Texas and the Texas Department of Health.
HR 84 Caption: Congratulating Robert L. Moody.
HR 108 Caption: Congratulating Mrs. Jeanette Lipson.
HR 115 Caption: In memory of Charles Scott Jones.
68th 1st Called Session
HB 2 Last Action: Effective on . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Caption: Relating to the continuation of the Texas Employment Commission.
HB 16 Last Action: Referred to Committee on Appropriations
Caption: Relating to an appropriation from the municipal court judges and personnel training fund.
HB 21 Last Action: Referred to Committee on Transportation
Caption: Relating to requiring the use of cabooses on trains; providing a penalty.
HR 25 Caption: Relating to the intent of the House of Representatives in concurring in the amendment that the citation refer only to Section 14, chapter 114, Acts of the 50th Legislature, 1947 as amended.
68th 2nd Called Session
HB 14 Last Action: Laid on the table subject to call
Caption: Making an appropriation of funds in the municipal court judges and personnel training fund.
HB 28 Last Action: See remarks
Caption: Relating to the application of sales and use taxes to computer programs.
HB 34 Last Action: Referred to Committee on Labor & Employment Relations
Caption: Relating to the minimum wage.
HB 55 Last Action: Referred to Committee on Labor & Employment Relations
Caption: Relating to coverage of agricultural employers and employment under the Texas Unemployment Compensation Act.
HB 56 Last Action: Referred to Committee on Labor & Employment Relations
Caption: Relating to the organization and administration of the Texas Employment Commission.
HCR 22 Last Action: Referred to Committee on State Affairs
Caption: Directing the Public Utility Commission to take immediate action to resolve all pending issues relating to the encouragement of cogenerated capacity.
HCR 42 Last Action: Referred to Committee on State Affairs
Caption: Directing the Public Utility Commission to take immediate action to resolve all pending issues relating to the encouragement of cogeneration capacity.
HCR 58 Last Action: Signed by the Governor
Caption: Congratulating Harry H. Levy, Jr. on his 80th birthday.
HCR 79 Last Action: Signed by the Governor
Caption: Granting Pat Joiner permission to sue the State of Texas and the Texas Employment Commission.
HCR 81 Last Action: Filed
Caption: Granting David Biancardi permission to sue the State of Texas and the Texas Employment Commission.
HCR 82 Last Action: Signed by the Governor
Caption: Granting Ernie Tullis permission to sue the State of Texas and the Texas Employment Commission.
HR 34 Caption: Congratulating Representative Gonzalo Barrientos on winning the Democratic Party's nomination to the Texas Senate, District 14.
67th Regular Session
HB 178 Last Action: Considered by subcommittee in public hearing
Caption: Relating to the legalization of bingo games for charitable purposes.
HB 181 Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the redesignation of the Texas Maritime Academy and the Moody College of Marine Sciences and Maritime Resources as Texas A&M at Galveston.
HB 182 Last Action: Considered by committee in public hearing
Caption: Relating to authority of a justice of the peace to collect fees and process checks or similar sight orders.
HB 305 Last Action: Referred to Committee on Jurisprudence
Caption: Relating to referral of cases to master by certain courts.
HB 321 Last Action: Coauthor authorized
Caption: Relating to the assignment of a former district judge to sit in a district court.
HB 323 Last Action: Referred to Committee on Business and Industry
Caption: Relating to procedure for the sale of real property under a deed of trust.
HB 324 Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to lifetime workers' compensation benefits for certain injuries resulting in total and permanent incapacity.
HB 408 Last Action: No action taken
Caption: Relating to the amount of a personal bond fee.
HB 495 Last Action: Referred to Committee on State Affairs
Caption: Relating to the participation of affected persons in utility ratemaking.
HB 539 Last Action: Effective on . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Caption: Relating to the regulation of child labor.
HB 549 Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to membership of a city-county board of health.
HB 590 Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to toilet and drinking water facilities in locomotives and cabooses.
HB 725 Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to obstruction of certain natural drainageways.
HB 828 Last Action: Withdrawn from calendar
Caption: Relating to the issuance of commercial bay shrimp boat licenses and commercial bait-shrimp boat licenses.
HB 921 Last Action: Effective on . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Caption: Relating to application of general workers' compensation laws to special workers' compensation programs.
HB 936 Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to collective bargaining rights of certain public school employees.
HB 1021 Last Action: Removed from local and uncontested calendar
Caption: Relating to reduction of workers' compensation death benefits because of benefits paid for a prior period of incapacity.
HB 1217 Last Action: Referred to Committee on Calendars
Caption: Relating to the time limit for filing a notice of injury or a claim for workers' compensation purposes.
HB 1218 Last Action: Coauthor authorized
Caption: Relating to a requirement that a person hunting migratory game birds possess a migratory game bird stamp.
HB 1384 Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to duration of shifts and hours in a work week for firemen in certain cities.
HB 1479 Last Action: Effective on . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Caption: Relating to the provision of pilots for certain waters.
HB 1534 Last Action: Referred to Committee on Transportation
Caption: Relating to equipment and facilities in motor vehicles used to transport railroad employees.
HB 1620 Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to political contributions by corporations and labor organizations in certain elections.
HB 1678 Last Action: Referred to Committee on Transportation
Caption: Relating to health and sanitation facilities for railroad employees.
HB 1679 Last Action: Referred to Committee on Security and Sanctions
Caption: Relating to the provision of beach and water safety services by deputy sheriffs and reserve deputy sheriffs in certain counties.
HB 1781 Last Action: No action taken
Caption: Relating to the term, appointment to, and abolition of the office of county auditor.
HB 1840 Last Action: Withdrawn from calendar
Caption: Relating to the notice given employees covered by workers' compensation insurance.
HB 2188 Last Action: Effective on . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Caption: Relating to the regulation and inspection of boilers.
HB 2189 Last Action: Effective on . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Caption: Relating to persons required to register with the Board of Tax Assessor Examiners.
HB 2190 Last Action: Reported from committee favorably with substitute
Caption: Bingo Enabling Act.
HB 2251 Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to the construction of certain pressure vessels.
HB 2300 Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to creation, administration, powers, duties, operations, and financing of the Dickinson Bayou Watershed Drainage District.
HCR 138 Last Action: Signed by the Governor
Caption: Relating to adoption of Model Hurricane Evacuation Plan.
HJR 9 Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Constitutional amendment to authorize property tax exemption to promote flood control.
HJR 17 Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment to increase the annual salary of and per diem allowance for members of the legislature.
HJR 63 Last Action: Referred to Committee on Constitutional Amendments
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment to limit the civil liability of elected public officers for the unlawful or unauthorized conduct of subordinates.
HJR 108 Last Action: Coauthor authorized
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment relating to the method of selecting the secretary of state.
HR 1 Caption: Commending the Galveston Historical Foundation on restoration of the sailing ship Elissa.
67th 1st Called Session
HB 3 Last Action: Effective on . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Caption: Relating to the regulation and taxation of bingo games.
HCR 29 Last Action: Signed by the Governor
Caption: Congratulating the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America, AFL-CIO, on its centennial celebration.
HCR 37 Last Action: Referred to Committee on Human Services
Caption: Memorializing Congress to oppose any reduction in social security benefits.
67th 2nd Called Session
HCR 21 Last Action: Posting rule suspended
Caption: Requesting the government of Poland to end martial law.
67th 3rd Called Session
HB 4 Last Action: No action taken
Caption: Relating to the wage base and minimum contributions to the Texas Unemployment Compensation Fund.
66th Regular Session
HB 47 Last Action: Referred to Committee on Judiciary
Caption: Relating to the selection of jurors.
HB 569 Last Action: Considered by committee in public hearing
Caption: Relating to the power of an incorporated city, town, or village to maintain a nonperpetual care cemetery within its boundaries.
HB 709 Last Action: Considered by subcommittee in formal meeting
Caption: Relating to conversion privileges under certain accident and sickness insurance policies.
HB 734 Last Action: Referred to Committee on Employment Practices
Caption: Relating to procedures used in the determination of compensation to be paid workers and providing for review procedures under the Administrative Procedures Act.
HB 1221 Last Action: Referred to Committee on Intergovernmental Affairs
Caption: Relating to the authority of Galveston County to adopt building codes; providing penalty.
HB 1222 Last Action: Referred to Committee on Intergovernmental Affairs
Caption: Relating to the regulation of the subdivision and development of land in Galveston County; providing penalties.
HB 1223 Last Action: Referred to Committee on Intergovernmental Affairs
Caption: Relating to county regulation of animals on beaches.
HB 1224 Last Action: Effective on . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Caption: Relating to the period of time within which a reserve law enforcement officer must obtain certification from the Commission on Law Enforcement Officer Standards and Education.
HB 1272 Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the name and election of supervisors of the Friendswood Drainage District of Galveston County.
HB 1276 Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to equipment required on any locomotive operated in this state; providing a penalty.
HB 1646 Last Action: Laid on the table subject to call
Caption: Relating to the issuance of certain revenue bonds by cities and towns located on the coast of the Gulf of Mexico, or any channel, canal, bay or inlet connected therewith, having a population of more than 5,000 inhabitants.
HB 1647 Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the rights, powers, authority, privileges, and functions of cities and towns on the coast of the Gulf of Mexico or connecting waters regarding harbor, wharf, dock, and port facilities; containing other provisions relating to the subject.
HB 1648 Last Action: Referred to Committee on Appropriations
Caption: Relating to the rate of per diem for travel on state business.
HB 2190 Last Action: Considered by committee in public hearing
Caption: Relating to juvenile board and juvenile jurisdiction of the courts in Galveston County.
HCR 18 Last Action: Reported from committee favorably with substitute
Caption: Relating to granting Grace Nunez permission to sue the state.
HJR 71 Last Action: Scheduled for future calendar placement
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment to limit the civil liability of elected public officials for the unlawful or unauthorized conduct of subordinates.
HJR 96 Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Proposing an amendment of the Texas Constitution to provide for annual sessions of the legislature and to increase the salary of members of the legislature.
HJR 98 Last Action: Filed with the Secretary of State
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment to require a single appraisal and a single board of equalization within each county for ad valorem tax purposes.