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Legislation authored by Bill Sarpalius

Includes legislation with Bill Sarpalius as the primary author for the 67th through 70th Legislatures. For other types of authorship, search the Legislative Archive System.

70th Regular Session
SB 20 Last Action: Effective on 9/1/87
Caption: Relating to the disposition of estrays and to certain fence and range restrictions.
SB 21 Last Action: Effective on 1/1/88
Caption: Relating to homestead property eligible for property tax exemption.
SB 22 Last Action: Referred to Transportation
Caption: Relating to the registration of a commercial motor vehicle or a semitrailer used in combination with a commercial motor vehicle used primarily for farm purposes.
SB 31 Last Action: Referred to Special Subcommittee
Caption: Relating to an exemption from tuition for farmers who ceased their occupation in agriculture because of economic factors related to the agricultural industry.
SB 37 Last Action: Referred to Special Subcommittee
Caption: Relating to the prompt payment of meat processors by purchasers.
SB 166 Last Action: No action taken in committee
Caption: Relating to the development of international agricultural commerce and to the creation of the Texas Commission for Agricultural World Trade.
SB 180 Last Action: Effective on 9/1/87
Caption: Relating to the definition of game animals.
SB 232 Last Action: Referred to Public Education
Caption: Relating to the suspension of a student from participation in extracurricular activities.
SB 233 Last Action: Effective in 90 days - 8/31/87
Caption: Relating to the county courts at law of Potter County.
SB 234 Last Action: Referred to Agriculture & Livestock
Caption: Relating to the source and amount of payments for the administration of the family farm and ranch security program.
SB 240 Last Action: Referred to Health & Human Services
Caption: Relating to the required training courses and examinations for lay midwives.
SB 322 Last Action: Point of order sustained
Caption: Relating to the sterilization of dogs and cats adopted from a releasing agency.
SB 521 Last Action: Effective in 90 days - 8/31/87
Caption: Relating to the operation of a motor vehicle while consuming an alcoholic beverage.
SB 522 Last Action: Effective on 9/1/87
Caption: Relating to gasoline tax credits for gasoline and alcohol mixtures.
SB 729 Last Action: Referred to Ways & Means
Caption: Relating to the creation, boundaries, operation, financing and dissolution of senior citizen center districts.
SB 730 Last Action: Referred to Financial Institutions
Caption: Relating to authorizing a savings and loan association to be used as a depository for funds of an independent school district.
SB 731 Last Action: Pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the regulation by the Railroad Commission of Texas of persons transporting certain agricultural products.
SB 732 Last Action: Referred to Natural Resources
Caption: Relating to the uses of a state parklands passport.
SB 733 Last Action: Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to the regulation of persons using rest areas and highway right-of-way areas; providing penalties.
SB 1030 Last Action: Laid on table subj. to call in comm.
Caption: Relating to the due date and net worth requirements for public grain warehouses.
SB 1031 Last Action: Referred to Agriculture & Livestock
Caption: Relating to the regulation of public grain warehouses.
SB 1032 Last Action: Laid on table subj. to call in comm.
Caption: Relating to the termination of storage of grain.
SB 1247 Last Action: Left as pending business in comm.
Caption: Relating to the appraisal of public school teachers.
SB 1248 Last Action: Effective on 9/1/87
Caption: Relating to the payment of dairy farmers by milk processors who purchase raw milk.
SB 1249 Last Action: Effective on 9/1/87
Caption: Relating to a symbol to be attached to vehicles driven by hearing impaired persons.
SB 1250 Last Action: Referred to Education
Caption: Relating to school board approval of a change in the boundaries of a school district.
SB 1251 Last Action: Referred to Labor & Employment Rel.
Caption: Relating to an exclusion from unemployment compensation coverage for farm and ranch labor performed by custom harvesters.
SB 1252 Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to the right of landowners to lease adjacent state-owned riparian land on the Canadian River in Hutchison and Roberts counties and providing for hunting thereon and its regulation by the Parks and Wildlife Department.
SB 1297 Last Action: Laid on table subj. to call in comm.
Caption: Relating to the administration, powers, duties, operation, and financing of the Canadian River Municipal Water Authority.
SB 1298 Last Action: Referred to Economic Development
Caption: Defining "intoxicated" in terms of alcohol concentration or presence of a controlled substance or drug; relating to liability of persons who take blood samples to obtain evidence of such concentration or presence; relating to obtaining such evidence in autopsies; and relating to participation in pretrial diversion programs of persons convicted of offenses involving such concentration or presence and use of the fact of such participation in assessing penalties after subsequent convictions; amending Subsections (c) and (h) of Section 3, Chapter 434, Acts of the 61st Legislature, Regular Session, 1969, as amended (Article 67011-5, Vernon's Texas Civil Statutes); Subsection (b) of Section 19.05, Penal Code, as amended; Article 49.03, Code of Criminal Procedure, 1965, as amended; and Subsection (a), Section 10, Article 42.12, Code of Criminal Procedure, 1965, as amended.
SB 1362 Last Action: Effective on 9/1/87
Caption: Relating to the creation of municipal courts of records in Amarillo.
SB 1418 Last Action: Effective on 9/1/87
Caption: Relating to the election of the board of directors of the Stratford Hospital District and to the validation of actions by the district.
SB 1483 Last Action: Left as pending business in comm.
Caption: Relating to the creation, administration, powers, duties, operations, financing, authority to issue bonds and levy taxes, eminent domain authority, and organization of the Roberts County Water District.
SB 1484 Last Action: Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to the offenses of driving while intoxicated and involuntary manslaughter involving the use of a motor vehicle and to the civil and criminal consequences of those offenses, including the suspension of a driver's license, and to an administrative suspension of the driver's license of a person operating a motor vehicle if the person is suspected of having an alcohol concentration of 0.10 or greater.
SB 1500 Last Action: Referred to Finance
Caption: Relating to the adjustment of the state sales and use tax rate to prevent a revenue shortage or surplus.
SCR 23 Last Action: Signed by the Governor
Caption: Requesting the governor to take certain action in the event of a natural or man-made disaster affecting large numbers of livestock.
SCR 112 Last Action: Referred to Administration
Caption: Creating a special interim committee to study the transportation and disposal of high-level nuclear waste.
SCR 113 Last Action: Referred to Administration
Caption: Creating a special joint interim committee to study the juvenile justice system.
SCR 119 Last Action: Signed by the Governor
Caption: Proclaiming May 17-23, 1987, as Take Pride in America Awareness week.
SJR 32 Last Action: Referred to Ways & Means
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to provide by law for the creation, operation, and financing of senior citizen center districts.
SR 3 Caption: Extending congratulations to the City of Amarillo on its 100th anniversary.
SR 19 Caption: Welcoming Miss Carrie Hart.
SR 20 Caption: Memorial resolution for Glen E. Lemon.
SR 39 Caption: Extending congratulations to Windsor Park Baptist Church in DeSoto, Texas.
SR 134 Caption: Extending congratulations to Ryan Matthew Sarpalius.
SR 212 Caption: Extending welcome to Eric Phillips.
SR 264 Caption: Extending congratulations to Kevin Bradley Hull.
SR 265 Caption: Extending congratulations to Roy Edward Turner.
SR 312 Caption: Memorial resolution for Gerald Dean Tate.
SR 415 Caption: Extending congratulations to Mr. and Mrs. Travis C. Lively, Jr., on their 45th anniversary.
SR 422 Caption: Extending congratulations to Glen Parkey on being elected mayor of Amarillo.
SR 500 Caption: Extending congratulations to Mrs. Lucille Carver.
SR 524 Caption: Commending Doris-Gale Crownover.
SR 571 Caption: Establishing a special interim study committee to be named the Senate Select Committee on High-Level Nuclear Waste.
SR 572 Caption: Establishing a special interim study committee to be named the Senate Select Committee on the Juvenile Justice System.
SR 584 Caption: Memorial resolution for Mrs. Olive Pendleton Finch.
SR 585 Caption: Commending Van Perryman.
SR 612 Caption: Extending happy birthday greetings to Shelby Dionne Knapp.
SR 618 Caption: Extending birthday greetings to David William Sarpalius.
SR 648 Caption: Directing the Subcommittee on Agriculture of the Committee on Natural Resources to conduct an interim study of the State's natural fiber industry and the meat packing industry.
SR 657 Caption: Directing the Subcommittee on Agriculture of the Committee on Natural Resources to conduct an interim study on the certification of animal reproduction technicians.
SR 672 Caption: Extending welcome to nine distinguished legislative visitors from Australia.
70th 2nd Called Session
SB 26 Last Action: No action taken in committee
Caption: Relating to the hours of labor of fire fighters and police officers in certain cities.
SB 32 Last Action: 1st Printing sent to Comm. on Cal.
Caption: Relating to the authority of the Amarillo Hospital District to serve certain residents of Randall County and of Randall County to provide financial assistance to the district.
SB 36 Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the authority of the Texas Department of Health to execute federal forms necessary for the receipt of health facilities funding.
SB 102 Last Action: Referred to County Affairs
Caption: Relating to the creation, administration, powers, duties, operation, and financing of the Muleshoe Area Hospital District; granting the power of eminent domain; providing for the issuance of bonds and the levy of taxes.
SJR 5 Last Action: Filed with the Secretary of State
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to expand the services provided by the Amarillo Hospital District to include certain residents of Randall County and authorizing Randall County to provide financial assistance to the district and amending Section 2, H.J.R. 2, 70th Legislature, Regular Session, 1987, relating to change in election date.
SR 20 Caption: Commending Richard W. Mixon.
SR 82 Caption: Extending best wishes to Bedford Forrest for much success as Farm and Ranch Director at KFDA-TV.
SR 83 Caption: Commending Mary Lou Hazelrigg.
SR 110 Caption: Memorial resolution for Walter A. Graham.
SR 128 Caption: Commending the Vocational Agriculture Teachers of Texas.
SR 133 Caption: Extending best wishes to the Caprock High School Graduating Class of 1977 for a successful and enjoyable reunion.
SR 134 Caption: Extending best wishes to the Pampa High School Graduating Class of 1977 for a successful and enjoyable reunion.
69th Regular Session
SB 12 Last Action: No action taken in committee
Caption: Relating to exempting certain personal property from satisfaction of liabilities.
SB 13 Last Action: Laid on the table subject to call
Caption: Relating ot the exemption from regulation of the sale and issuance of securities issued by certain nonprofit cooperative associations.
SB 14 Last Action: Referred to Finance
Caption: Relating to an exemption from the corporation franchise tax for certain nonprofit corporations that distribute their earnings and savings on a patronage basis only.
SB 15 Last Action: Referred to Finance
Caption: Relating to exemptions from the sales tax for certain amusement services and related parking services.
SB 16 Last Action: Effective on . . . . . . . . . .
Caption: Relating to application of width regulations to certain vehicles traveling on public highways.
SB 17 Last Action: Record vote
Caption: Relating to the registration of a commercial motor vehicle or a semitrailer used in combination with a commercial motor vehicle used primarily for farm purposes.
SB 18 Last Action: Reported favorably with substitute
Caption: Relating to the Penal Code definition of obscenity and the definition of community standards.
SB 21 Last Action: Effective on . . . . . . . . . .
Caption: Relating to compliance with federal highway legislation by revising alcoholic beverage regulations relating to age.
SB 38 Last Action: Record vote
Caption: Relating to challenging potential jurors for cause on grounds of certain misdemeanor theft convictions or accusations.
SB 108 Last Action: Effective on . . . . . . . . . .
Caption: Relating to the disposition of the proceeds, and the interest on the proceeds, from the sale of a county hospital.
SB 109 Last Action: Referred to Economic Development
Caption: Relating to requirements for public liability insurance coverage for holders of certain certificates of registration.
SB 110 Last Action: No action taken in committee
Caption: Relating to the term "intoxicated" as that term is used in defining the offense of driving while intoxicated and in the law governing the taking of blood or breath specimens.
SB 111 Last Action: Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Defining "intoxicated" in terms of alcohol concentration or presence of a controlled substance or drug; relating to liability of persons who take blood samples to obtain evidence of such concentration or presence; relating to obtaining such evidence in autopsies; and relating to participation in pretrial diversion programs of persons convicted of offenses involving such concentration or presence and use of the fact of such participation in assessing penalties after subsequent convictions.
SB 135 Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to the operation of a motor vehicle while possessing or consuming an alcoholic beverage.
SB 156 Last Action: Reported favorably w/o amendments
Caption: Relating to the membership, terms, officials, and duties of the Advisory Council for Technical-Vocational Education.
SB 157 Last Action: Laid on the table subject to call
Caption: Relating to the terms of office and compensation of directors of the High Plains Underground Water Conservation District No. 1.
SB 203 Last Action: Effective on . . . . . . . . . .
Caption: Relating to continuation, term, administration, duties, operations, and finances of the office of Canadian River Compact Commissioner for Texas and cooperation of the Texas Department of Water Resources.
SB 229 Last Action: Effective on . . . . . . . . . .
Caption: Relating to voters in and dissolution of soil and water conservation districts and the operation, powers, duties, and continuation of the State Soil and Water Conservation Board.
SB 244 Last Action: No action taken in s/c
Caption: Relating to grade requirements for participation in extracurricular activities.
SB 300 Last Action: Effective on . . . . . . . . . .
Caption: Relating to the operation, administration, and continuation of the Texas Advisory Board of Occupational Therapy and the licensing of occupational therapists and occupational therapy assistants and to treatment of disabled persons; providing a presumption in certain prosecutions.
SB 341 Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to certified nondegree public school teachers, including vocational education teachers, and to vocational education program enrollments.
SB 390 Last Action: No action taken in committee
Caption: Relating to the provision of refueling services to disabled persons and to the price charged for motor vehicle fuel provided to those persons; providing a penalty.
SB 399 Last Action: Senate adopted conf. comm. report
Caption: Relating to the determination of death by a physician after consultation with a registered nurse.
SB 400 Last Action: Referred to Natural Resources
Caption: Relating to the regulation of certain suppliers of gas for agricultural purposes.
SB 456 Last Action: No action taken in s/c
Caption: Relating to the salary supplements paid to public school teachers on the career ladder.
SB 457 Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to including public school librarians, nurses, and counselors on the career ladder.
SB 458 Last Action: No action taken in s/c
Caption: Relating to the minimum salary and to the duties and qualifications of certain school district personnel.
SB 503 Last Action: Referred to Economic Development
Caption: Relating to coverage for certain hospice services under defined health insurance policies.
SB 511 Last Action: No action taken in committee
Caption: Relating to the creation of a farm and ranch finance program.
SB 512 Last Action: Referred to Law Enforcement
Caption: Relating to the imposition of certain administrative penalties by the Polygraph Examiners Board for violations of the Polygraph Examiners Act.
SB 513 Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the authority of a county to construct, improve, maintain, or repair city streets and alleys with the consent of the city.
SB 514 Last Action: 1st Printing sent to Comm. on Cal.
Caption: Relating to the right-of-way of motor vehicles turning left in certain circumstances.
SB 556 Last Action: 1st Printing sent to Comm. on Cal.
Caption: Relating to a waiver of nepotism restrictions in small school districts with an inadequate labor pool.
SB 557 Last Action: No action taken in committee
Caption: Relating to State Board of Education rules limiting participation in extracurricular activities.
SB 558 Last Action: Referred to Jurisprudence
Caption: Relating to venue in suits involving the Texas Historical Commission.
SB 559 Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the labeling of agricultural and vegetable seed.
SB 560 Last Action: No action taken in committee
Caption: Relating to the date for election of directors of the North Plains Ground Water Conservation District No. Two and validation of certain elections, actions, procedures, and expenditures of the district.
SB 567 Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to the kinds of relationships covered by nepotism laws.
SB 601 Last Action: Effective on . . . . . . . . . .
Caption: Relating to the continuation, operations, powers, duties, name, and composition of the Texas Commission on Alcoholism and the transferal to the commission of the drug abuse programs of the Texas Department of Community Affairs; relating to the duty of certain persons to report abuse or neglect and immunity from liability and to insurance coverage for alcoholism; creating a study task force; providing penalties.
SB 620 Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to a county's authority to contract with a public or private alcoholism prevention, intervention, or treatment program or center, to eligibility of such programs or centers, and to provision of payment for services rendered under the contract.
SB 622 Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the compensation, staff, and office of the district attorney for the 69th Judicial District.
SB 628 Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to the disposition of fines imposed for convictions of driving while intoxicated offenses.
SB 629 Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to tax credits for the sale or use of mixtures of motor fuel and alcohol.
SB 704 Last Action: Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
Caption: Relating to excusing prospective jurors for cause and to the effect of discovery of a juror's disqualification after selection of the jury.
SB 705 Last Action: 1st Printing sent to Local&Consent Cal.
Caption: Relating to the application of the Professional Prosecutors Act to certain prosecuting attorneys.
SB 706 Last Action: Record vote
Caption: Relating to permit requirements for conducting certain fishing tournaments and to the disposition of permit fees; providing penalties.
SB 710 Last Action: No action taken in committee
Caption: Relating to an appropriation to the General Land Office for surveying certain riverbed property in Hutchinson and Roberts counties.
SB 750 Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the creation, administration, expansion, funding, and dissolution of emergency communication districts in certain counties in which a 9-1-1 telephone number is used as the primary emergency telephone number and to the powers and duties of the districts, participating jurisdictions, and service suppliers; providing for the imposition and collection of fees; authorizing issuance of tax-free revenue bonds, including refunding bonds, and for further security for payment; providing permissible terms and provisions of bonds and their characteristics and for their eligibility for investments and security for deposit of public funds; requiring approval of the attorney general and registration by the comptroller.
SB 857 Last Action: Postponed in committee
Caption: Relating to the regulation by the Railroad Commission of Texas of persons transporting certain sugar products.
SB 858 Last Action: Effective on . . . . . . . . . .
Caption: Relating to litter abatement; providing penalties.
SB 859 Last Action: Testimony taken in committee
Caption: Relating to rewards for reporting littering on or near public highways.
SB 861 Last Action: Referred to Human Services
Caption: Relating to the provision of Medicaid assistance to persons receiving care from a hospice or other similar organization.
SB 862 Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the authority of counties, on a local option basis, to abolish the office of inspector of hides and animals.
SB 863 Last Action: Effective on . . . . . . . . . .
Caption: Relating to the definition of "project" to include certain projects for maintenance and enhancement of water quality under state water assistance and water development programs.
SB 864 Last Action: No action taken in committee
Caption: Relating to application of weight, width, and size regulations to the movement of lift equipment motor vehicles on public highways.
SB 865 Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to testing of public school teachers and administrators and to the career ladder for teachers.
SB 989 Last Action: Referred to Intergovernmental Relations
Caption: Relating to the authority of political subdivisions, on the request of an employee, to deduct from the employee's salary for tax-sheltered annuities and investments, the exclusive control of which will vest in the employee.
SB 1113 Last Action: Referred to Natural Resources
Caption: Relating to natural gas suppliers contracting with agriculture energy users, providing for weighted average cost of natural gas in transmission or distribution systems, providing for cost of gas determination and limiting this act to a service area where the agriculture use represents no less than 10% of the total load factor of the transmission and distribution system.
SB 1114 Last Action: Effective on . . . . . . . . . .
Caption: Relating to application of weight, width, and size regulations to the movement of implements of husbandry on public highways; prescribing certain fees.
SB 1115 Last Action: Effective on . . . . . . . . . .
Caption: Relating to the creation, jurisdiction, and practice of the County Court at Law of Moore County.
SB 1116 Last Action: Referred to Intergovernmental Relations
Caption: Relating to the creation of the County Court at Law No. 1 of Hale County.
SB 1117 Last Action: Referred to Intergovernmental Relations
Caption: Relating to the duties and compensation of the county attorney of Hansford County, and to the office of district attorney for the 84th Judicial District.
SB 1118 Last Action: Referred to Intergovernmental Relations
Caption: Relating to the reorganization of the 31st Judicial District.
SB 1244 Last Action: No action taken in committee
Caption: Relating to the creation, powers, duties, and administration of the Texas Nuclear Waste Programs Office to carry out the necessary interactions between the State of Texas and the federal government as related to the involvement of Texas in the implementation of the federal Nuclear Waste Policy Act of 1982 and to advise the governor and the legislature on the matter of high-level radioactive waste management and disposal in Texas, and to perform other related activities.
SB 1378 Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the classification and indexing of records in the custody of a county clerk, county recorder, or clerk of a county court.
SB 1424 Last Action: No action taken in committee
Caption: Relating to the value of honorariums that may be accepted by an elected official.
SB 1448 Last Action: Received from the Senate
Caption: Relating to the election date for the Buffalo Lake Water District and validating certain acts.
SCR 38 Last Action: Referred to Cultural & His. Resources
Caption: Commending Byron Price, Mary Frederickson, and the Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum.
SCR 76 Last Action: Received from the Senate
Caption: Creating a special interim committee to study nuclear waste.
SCR 77 Last Action: Referred to Natural Resources
Caption: Requesting the U.S. Congress to reject the proposal to reduce the 1986 budget dealing with soil and water resource conservation services.
SCR 87 Last Action: Referred to Environmental Affairs
Caption: Requesting the Congress of the U.S. to clarify the authority of the U.S. Department of Energy through a new title under the Price-Anderson Act which will provide for the strict liability on the part of the federal government.
SCR 106 Last Action: Signed by the Governor
Caption: Proclaiming April 21 through April 27, 1985, as "State Hospice Week".
SCR 166 Last Action: Received from the Senate
Caption: Requesting the Republic of Mexico to loan the Alamo battle flag to Texas for display during the sesquicentennial.
SJR 22 Last Action: No action taken in committee
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the issuance of general obligation bonds to provide financing assistance for the purchase of farm and ranch land.
SJR 35 Last Action: Reported favorably w/o amendments
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment to permit the voters of Randall County to abolish the office of county constable and the office of county surveyor in that county.
SR 15 Caption: Memorial resolution for Marshall Formby.
SR 119 Caption: Recognition of Weldon H. Davis.
SR 242 Caption: Recognizing David Smith.
SR 281 Caption: Commending the Textile Research Center.
SR 340 Caption: Recognizing accomplishments of David Graf.
SR 344 Caption: Commending Mrs. Ad Mihm.
SR 362 Caption: Proclaiming May 1, through May 7 as H.U.G.S. week.
SR 437 Caption: Extending congratulations to Melba Brown.
SR 460 Caption: Extending congratulations to Texas Ranger Bill Baten.
SR 464 Caption: Directing Subcommittee on agriculture of the Committee on Natural Resources to conduct interim studies of appropriate role of State government in enhancing availability of credit to Texas farmers and programs to amplify marketing of Texas farm products.
SR 519 Caption: Extending congratulations to David William Sarpalius on his birthday.
SR 537 Caption: Requesting Mexico to loan to Texas the New Orleans Grey battle flag that flew over the Alamo in 1836.
SR 547 Caption: Commending youth participating in 4-H Volunteer Leaders' Association.
69th 1st Called Session
SR 11 Caption: Extending congratulations to Mr. and Mrs. John Hyltin on birth of daughter, Rachel Allison.
69th 2nd Called Session
SR 3 Caption: Memorial resolution for Tom Gerald.
SR 16 Caption: Extending congratulations to Mike and Sharon Swaim.
SR 35 Caption: Extending congratulations to R. M. Lemon.
69th 3rd Called Session
SB 48 Last Action: Reported favorably w/o amendments
Caption: Relating to the issuance and sale of certain bonds to finance the farm and ranch finance program fund.
SR 31 Caption: Extending congratulations to the students of Texas Technical Institute.
SR 68 Caption: Extending congratulations to Harold Hudson on his 40th anniversary as editor of The Perryton Herald.
SR 69 Caption: Commending Aaron Alejandro on his outstanding work on behalf of the Future Farmers of America.
68th Regular Session
SB 1 Last Action: Effective on . . . . . . . . . .
Caption: Relating to offenses of driving while intoxicated, involuntary manslaughter involving the use of a motor vehicle, criminally negligent homicide, and allowing a dangerous driver to borrow a motor vehicle; providing for visual recording of a person arrested in certain counties, for tests and trial procedures for dealing with an accused person, for jurisdiction of misdemeanor DWI cases, and for the criminal and civil consequences of a conviction of offenses covered by this Act, including suspension, revocation, or denial of a driver's license, insurance consequences, and forfeiture of or prohibition of sale of motor vehicles.
SB 2 Last Action: Reported from committee favorably without amendments
Caption: Relating to alcoholic beverages in motor vehicles.
SB 3 Last Action: No action taken
Caption: Relating to fees for certain licenses for the manufacture, storage, distribution and sale of alcoholic beverages; the creation and administration of an Alcoholic Treatment and Rehabilitation Fund to support community-based treatment and rehabilitation of alcoholics and their families.
SB 21 Last Action: Effective on . . . . . . . . . .
Caption: Relating to the offense of selling an alcoholic beverage to a minor; permitting an identification card issued by the Texas Department of Public Safety to have the same effect as a valid Texas driver's license.
SB 24 Last Action: Effective on . . . . . . . . . .
Caption: Relating to a driver's license issued for essential need.
SB 75 Last Action: Referred to Committee on Finance
Caption: Relating to tax exemptions for volunteer emergency medical service organizations.
SB 76 Last Action: Referred to Committee on Jurisprudence
Caption: Relating to the period during which a suit against an alleged father of an illegitimate child may be brought to establish paternity.
SB 77 Last Action: Referred to Committee on Finance
Caption: Relating to the exemption from or refund of the gasoline tax for certain emergency and fire-fighting uses.
SB 111 Last Action: No action taken
Caption: Relating to a change of the name of the Railroad Commission of Texas.
SB 112 Last Action: Effective on . . . . . . . . . .
Caption: Relating to technical-vocational education and to the continuation, membership, qualifications, terms, and powers and duties of the Advisory Council for Technical-Vocational Education; giving certain duties to the State Board of Education, the Central Education Agency, and the State Auditor.
SB 132 Last Action: Effective on . . . . . . . . . .
Caption: Relating to the powers of and the levy of taxes and issuance of bonds by the Palo Duro River Authority.
SB 256 Last Action: Effective on . . . . . . . . . .
Caption: Relating to the probation, license suspension, and license revocation of a child-care facility or child-placing agency.
SB 357 Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to annexation of county territory by certain junior college districts and to duties of the governing board of such districts.
SB 358 Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the issuance of certificates of indebtedness by general-law cities and towns to fund certain court judgments, decrees, or settlements.
SB 368 Last Action: Effective on . . . . . . . . . .
Caption: Relating to the continuation, administration, membership, and grounds for removal of members of the Council for Social Work Certification, to certain certification qualifications, and to powers and duties of the Texas Department of Human Resources.
SB 460 Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to temporary licensing requirements for certain life insurance agents.
SB 486 Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the creation, board of directors, administration, powers, duties, operation, expansion, and financing of the Wheeler County Water Supply District; giving political subdivisions authority to contract with the district and other powers authorized by Chapter 30, Water Code.
SB 487 Last Action: Committee report printed and sent to Committee on Calendars
Caption: Relating to the exemption of certain property from the satisfaction of liabilities.
SB 554 Last Action: Effective on . . . . . . . . . .
Caption: Relating to the verification and filing of a petition for a local option liquor election to legalize or prohibit the sale of liquor.
SB 555 Last Action: Effective on . . . . . . . . . .
Caption: Relating to voting absentee because of a death in the immediate family occurring after the expiration of the regular period for absentee voting.
SB 556 Last Action: Reported from committee favorably with amendments
Caption: Relating to certain deadlines in the Texas Election Code affecting the status of candidates.
SB 557 Last Action: Effective on . . . . . . . . . .
Caption: Relating to offenses involving dog fighting and to the disposition of property connected with dog fighting; providing penalties.
SB 558 Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the acquisition, administration, and sale of materials and equipment by a soil and water conservation district and to certain powers and duties of the soil and water conservation districts.
SB 600 Last Action: Referred to Committee on Jurisprudence
Caption: Relating to the Penal Code definition of obscenity.
SB 601 Last Action: No action taken
Caption: Relating to coordination of benefits between certain insurance policies.
SB 602 Last Action: Record vote
Caption: Relating to the period for which a student may be suspended from school.
SB 607 Last Action: Filed without the Governor's signature
Caption: Relating to exemptions from assessments of certain producers' product sales and to notice of referendum to authorize an assessment or to add new territory; providing an effective date contingent on adoption of a constitutional amendment.
SB 608 Last Action: Testimony taken
Caption: Relating to state contributions toward the premium for federal crop insurance.
SB 644 Last Action: Effective on . . . . . . . . . .
Caption: Relating to establishment, operation, membership, powers and duties, and financing of a juvenile board for Dallam County.
SB 660 Last Action: Effective on . . . . . . . . . .
Caption: Relating to certain fees imposed by county and district court clerks.
SB 661 Last Action: Effective on . . . . . . . . . .
Caption: Relating to information that a filing officer provides concerning financing and assignment statements under the Business & Commerce Code and to an increase in fees for statements in excess of a certain amount.
SB 662 Last Action: Effective on . . . . . . . . . .
Caption: Relating to the amount of the fee charged by county clerks and county recorders for a copy of a birth or death certificate.
SB 663 Last Action: Effective on . . . . . . . . . .
Caption: Relating to certain probate court fees collected by county clerks and clerks of county courts.
SB 664 Last Action: Effective on . . . . . . . . . .
Caption: Relating to the composition of a committee conducting a recount of paper ballots.
SB 697 Last Action: Effective on . . . . . . . . . .
Caption: Relating to the coordinating board approval of certain construction, repair, or rehabilitation projects at institutions of higher education.
SB 777 Last Action: Reported from committee favorably with substitute
Caption: Relating to mutual consent voluntary adoption registries and the maintenance and confidentiality of and access to adoption records and birth certificates; providing penalties.
SB 778 Last Action: Effective on . . . . . . . . . .
Caption: Relating to establishment, membership, powers and duties, personnel, and financing of a juvenile board in Sherman County.
SB 779 Last Action: Effective on . . . . . . . . . .
Caption: Relating to a work release program for persons convicted of certain criminal offenses.
SB 936 Last Action: No action taken
Caption: Relating to the definition of gas utility, public utility, and utility for certain purposes.
SB 1018 Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to requiring permits for certain drilled or mined shafts; giving the Railroad Commission of Texas, the Texas Department of Water Resources and its director, the Texas Water Commission and the Texas Water Development Board certain powers and duties; giving local governments certain authority and enforcement powers; providing procedures for enforcement and civil and criminal penalties.
SB 1209 Last Action: Referred to Committee on Agriculture & Livestock
Caption: Relating to the issue of certain licenses by the Department of Agriculture.
SB 1210 Last Action: Effective on . . . . . . . . . .
Caption: Relating to establishment, staff, membership, powers and duties, financing, and operations of a juvenile board for Hartley County.
SB 1267 Last Action: Effective on . . . . . . . . . .
Caption: Relating to the establishment, membership, staff, powers and duties, financing, and compensation of a juvenile board in Bailey and Parmer counties.
SB 1268 Last Action: Effective on . . . . . . . . . .
Caption: Relating to the establishment, membership, staff, powers and duties, financing, and compensation of a juvenile board for Castro, Hale, and Swisher counties.
SB 1269 Last Action: Effective on . . . . . . . . . .
Caption: Relating to creation of the Buffalo Lake Water District and to its directors, personnel, administration, powers and duties, operations, and financing.
SB 1305 Last Action: No action taken
Caption: Relating to the establishment of a juvenile board in Lamb County.
SB 1329 Last Action: Committee laid on table subject to call
Caption: Relating to the sales and use tax exemption for certain solar energy devices.
SB 1330 Last Action: Effective on . . . . . . . . . .
Caption: Relating to establishment, membership, powers, duties, compensation, staff and financing of a juvenile board of Hansford County.
SCR 84 Last Action: Signed by the Governor
Caption: Directing the Texas Department of Human Resources to implement program models, designed to improve the delivery of services to victims of family violence in geographically isolated and underserved areas of the state.
SCR 85 Last Action: Signed by the Governor
Caption: Directing the Texas Department of Human Resources to pursue activities designed to heighten public awareness of the magnitude and dynamics of spouse abuse and abuse of the elderly.
SCR 86 Last Action: Signed by the Governor
Caption: Directing the Texas Department of Human Resources to study the feasibility of establishing a statewide, toll-free information, referral, and reporting system to provide assistance to persons involved in spouse or elder abuse.
SCR 87 Last Action: Signed by the Governor
Caption: Directing the Texas Department of Human Resources to examine existing programs for batterers, to analyze the effectiveness of such programs, and to pilot such models, as resources allow, on a demonstration basis.
SCR 88 Last Action: Signed by the Governor
Caption: Directing the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement Officer Standards and Education to organize a subject area on family violence in its mandatory basic law enforcement training for all peace officers.
SJR 21 Last Action: Placed on daily Constitutional Amendments Calendar
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment relating to associations of producers of agricultural commodities.
SJR 43 Last Action: No action taken
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to provide for contributions toward federal crop insurance premiums.
SR 64 Caption: Commending Donald L. Hileman.
SR 113 Caption: Commending Judge Clarence C. Williams.
SR 130 Caption: Extending welcome to the delegation for National and Texas Vocational Education Week, February 6-12, 1983.
SR 203 Caption: Commending the Future Farmers of America and the vocational agriculture teachers.
SR 269 Caption: Congratulating the MADD organization for its accomplishments and commitment to the communities in Texas.
SR 275 Caption: Commending Everett Edison Masters.
SR 292 Caption: Extending congratulations to Mr. and Mrs. John Ekelund.
SR 413 Caption: Providing acceptable conditions for a high level nuclear waste disposal site in Texas.
SR 438 Caption: Extending congratulations to the Dimmitt High School basketball team.
SR 556 Caption: Welcoming the Five Dollars and commending their dedication to the ministry.
SR 623 Caption: Directing the Senate Committee on Natural Resources to conduct an interim study on agricultural issues.
SR 673 Caption: Extending birthday greetings to David William Sarpalius.
68th 1st Called Session
SJR 1 Last Action: Filed without the Governor's signature
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment relating to the associations of producers of agricultural commodities.
68th 2nd Called Session
SB 10 Last Action: No action taken
Caption: Relating to vocational education in public schools.
SCR 10 Last Action: Referred to Committee on State Affairs
Caption: Commending the Nuclear Waste Programs Office, Governor's Office of General Counsel.
SR 63 Caption: Commending Joe Turner.
SR 64 Caption: Congratulating David Sarpalius on his birthday.
67th Regular Session
SB 228 Last Action: Effective on . . . . . . . . . .
Caption: Relating to the regulation of alcohol fuels and certain alcohol-producing equipment, to coordination of activities and information relative to agriculturally derived fuels and alcohol fuels and to certain powers and duties of the Commissioner of Agriculture; providing enforcement procedures; authorizing appropriations; providing a penalty.
SB 306 Last Action: Effective on . . . . . . . . . .
Caption: Relating to alcoholic beverage regulations relating to age.
SB 318 Last Action: Referred to Committee on Natural Resources
Caption: Relating to underground water rights of the Green Belt Municipal and Industrial Water Authority.
SB 466 Last Action: Reported from committee favorably without amendments
Caption: Repealing the requirements for notice of work to be performed by and bonding of nonresident construction contractors.
SB 467 Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to acceptance by the Board of West Texas State University of a building to be donated for museum purposes.
SB 468 Last Action: Coauthor authorized
Caption: Relating to elements of and punishment for criminal trespass.
SB 602 Last Action: Effective on . . . . . . . . . .
Caption: Relating to certification and licensing of pesticide applicators; transferring certain properties relating to certification of pesticide applicators of the Texas Animal Health Commission and the Texas Department of Water Resources to the Comissioner of Agriculture; providing penalties.
SB 698 Last Action: Considered by committee in public hearing
Caption: Relating to the liability of officers for execution of a writ of court and recovery of certain seized property.
SB 699 Last Action: Referred to Committee on Elections
Caption: Relating to certain deadlines for placing names on the general election ballot and to the time for certification of candidates for certain offices for placement on the ballot; amending the Texas Election Code.
SB 700 Last Action: No action taken
Caption: Relating to filing deadline for write-in candidates for public office.
SB 701 Last Action: Effective on . . . . . . . . . .
Caption: Relating to fees to be collected by county clerks and clerks of county courts for certain services.
SB 716 Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to license fees for persons selling citrus fruits.
SB 751 Last Action: Considered by committee in public hearing
Caption: Relating to adoption of a nonsubstantive revision of the statutes relating to agriculture.
SB 781 Last Action: Postponed
Caption: Relating to public weighers; providing penalties.
SB 870 Last Action: No action taken
Caption: Relating to the regulation of ambulance services in certain counties.
SB 871 Last Action: Referred to Committee on Finance
Caption: Relating to the collection of certain delinquent ad valorem taxes.
SB 872 Last Action: Effective on . . . . . . . . . .
Caption: Relating to the number of days of service required for certain public school vocational agriculture teachers.
SB 873 Last Action: Referred to Committee on Education
Caption: Relating to the pay grade of superintendents in school districts with 3000 or less average daily attendance.
SB 874 Last Action: Committee report printed and sent to Committee on Calendars
Caption: Relating to prehospital emergency medical services care; providing enforcement procedures and penalties.
SB 875 Last Action: Referred to Committee on Natural Resources
Caption: Relating to local authorization of permits for weather modification that includes hail suppression.
SB 932 Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the licensing of persons who sample grain for grading purposes; defining an offense and providing a penalty.
SB 933 Last Action: Referred to Committee on Agriculture & Livestock
Caption: Relating to the administration of the produce recovery fund and to venue for certain hearings; providing penalty.
SB 934 Last Action: Effective on . . . . . . . . . .
Caption: Relating to the control of rodents and predatory animals.
SB 935 Last Action: No action taken
Caption: Relating to the authority of counties to regulate fireworks; providing penalty.
SB 936 Last Action: Referred to Committee on Transportation
Caption: Relating to ownership and operation of street transportation systems by counties.
SB 986 Last Action: Effective on . . . . . . . . . .
Caption: Relating to order of benefits determination.
SB 987 Last Action: Effective on . . . . . . . . . .
Caption: Relating to correction of surveys of and patents and to corrective deeds of acquittance to real property in certain counties.
SB 1218 Last Action: Reported from committee favorably without amendments
Caption: Relating to the acquisition by a state bank of its stock or its parent bank holding company stock.
SB 1276 Last Action: Effective on . . . . . . . . . .
Caption: Relating to conforming the Agriculture Code to laws enacted by the 67th Legislature, including certain provisions for penalties.
SCR 53 Last Action: Signed by the Governor
Caption: Memorializing Congress not to adopt the split-basing mode for the depolyment of the M-X missile system.
SCR 132 Last Action: Referred to Committee on Administration
Caption: Granting Billy M. Gillman permission to sue the state.
SCR 133 Last Action: Referred to Committee on Administration
Caption: Granting Lloyd Muennick permission to sue the state.
SR 135 Caption: Extending welcome to William Blackburn Royer, Jr.
SR 136 Caption: Extending welcome to Lieutenant Commander Robert Engelmann.
SR 137 Caption: Extending welcome to Sergeant John McKeel, Jr.
SR 239 Caption: Recognizing February 8 through 14, 1981, as National and Texas Vocational Education Week.
SR 308 Caption: Extending congratulations to Kenny King.
SR 341 Caption: Extending congratulations to the Canyon High School girls basketball team.
SR 342 Caption: Extending congratulations to the Nazareth High School girls basketball team.
SR 379 Caption: Extending welcome to Mark Alan Reynolds, "Honorary Page" for the Senate.
SR 451 Caption: Memorial resolution for Marvin Carlile.
SR 606 Caption: Commending Russell Doyle Honea, "Honorary Page."
SR 607 Caption: Extending congratulations to the Ropes High School one act play cast.
SR 613 Caption: Extending welcome to Alexis Ann Wilson, "Honorary Page" for the day.
SR 614 Caption: Extending welcome to Monica Elise Wilson, "Honorary Page" for the day.
SR 615 Caption: Extending welcome to Brad Anthony Wilson, "Honorary Page" for the day.
SR 627 Caption: Directing the Senate Committee on Natural Resources to conduct an interim study of certain issues related to agriculture.
SR 632 Caption: Expressing hope and prayer for the recovery of Pope John Paul II.
SR 649 Caption: Establishing an interim committee to study the issue of Texas' possible participation in the Quad State Project.
SR 667 Caption: Extending welcome to Deanna Conley, "Honorary Page" for the day.
SR 668 Caption: Extending welcome to Darrell Miles, "Honorary Page" for the day.
SR 743 Caption: Commending L. P. "Pete" Gilvin for his achievements in business and contributions to the community.
SR 768 Caption: Commending Virgil Pearson "Pat" Patterson for his achievements in business and community contributions.
SR 799 Caption: Commending Michael Shaun Manning.
67th 1st Called Session
SB 14 Last Action: Effective on . . . . . . . . . .
Caption: Relating to the conservation of the mineral resources of this state; relating to the creation of a Gasoline and Alcohol Mixture Fund; providing for necessary transfers to such fund; providing for credits and payments with respect to the sale of the mixture of gasoline and alcohol.
SCR 15 Last Action: Signed by the Governor
Caption: Granting Lloyd Muennink permission to sue the state and the General Land Office.
SCR 16 Last Action: Signed by the Governor
Caption: Granting Billy M. Gillman permission to sue the state and the General Land Office.
SR 191 Caption: Extending welcome to Ronald Christopher Ward, "Honorary Page" for the day.
67th 2nd Called Session
SB 5 Last Action: Referred to Committee on State Affairs
Caption: Relating to the offenses of driving while intoxicated and driving under the influence of a controlled substance or drug.
SB 8 Last Action: Motion lost to suspend reg order (to consider on 2nd reading)
Caption: Relating to work release program for persons convicted of certain criminal offenses.
SR 3 Caption: Extending birthday wishes to David William Sarpalius.
SR 52 Caption: Commending Ralph Dykeman for his service to the young people of Amarillo and Cal Farley's Boy's Ranch.
SR 76 Caption: Memorial resolution for Jay Littleton Taylor.
67th 3rd Called Session
SB 3 Last Action: Filed
Caption: Relating to the offenses of driving while intoxicated and driving under the influence of a controlled substance or drug.
SR 9 Caption: Extending congratulations to Officer Diane Bosch.
SR 10 Caption: Memorial resolution for Judge Rebecca Baxter King.
SR 54 Caption: Memorial resolution for A. C. (Carl) Spencer.