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Legislation authored by Roman Martinez

Includes legislation with Roman Martinez as the primary author for the 68th through 72nd Legislatures. For other types of authorship, search the Legislative Archive System.

72nd Regular Session
HB 237 Last Action: Referred to Intergovernmental Relations
Caption: Relating to filling a vacancy on the governing body of a municipality with a population of 1.5 million or more.
HB 672 Last Action: Withdrawn from schedule
Caption: Relating to the distribution of certain federal grant funds by the Criminal Justice Division of the office of the governor.
HB 778 Last Action: Coauthor Authorized
Caption: Relating to the punishment for certain criminal offenses if the defendant committed the offense for the benefit of, at the direction of, or in association with a criminal street gang.
HB 863 Last Action: Referred to Labor & Employment Relations
Caption: Relating to the extent to which gratuities are considered wages under the Texas Unemployment Compensation Act.
HB 953 Last Action: Referred directly to subcommittee by chair
Caption: Relating to the authority of the Harris County Flood Control District to provide recreational facilities and aesthetic improvements.
HB 1542 Last Action: Referred to Public Education
Caption: Relating to the term of a public school superintendent's contract.
HB 1825 Last Action: Coauthor Authorized
Caption: Relating to the requirements for replatting certain subdivisions.
HB 1852 Last Action: Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to a change in an electoral boundary of a political subdivision other than a county.
HB 2118 Last Action: Laid on the table subject to call
Caption: Relating to benefits from certain retirement systems for fire fighters in certain municipalities.
HB 2119 Last Action: Reported from s/c favorably w/o amendments
Caption: Relating to loans to active members of certain retirement systems for fire fighters.
HB 2144 Last Action: Effective in 90 days -- 8/26/91
Caption: Relating to summer bilingual education programs.
HB 2292 Last Action: Referred to Liquor Regulation
Caption: Relating to an increase in license and permit fees for the retail sale of certain alcoholic beverages in certain counties.
HB 2338 Last Action: Effective on 9/1/91
Caption: Relating to the payment of wages.
HB 2348 Last Action: No action taken in committee
Caption: Relating to a drug testing program for certain job applicants and employees.
HB 2349 Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to drug testing of certain employees; providing a penalty.
HB 2585 Last Action: Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to petitions authorized or required to be filed under a law outside the Election Code.
HB 2586 Last Action: Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the counting of ballots.
HB 2587 Last Action: Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to public inspection of election records.
HB 2588 Last Action: Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the referral, investigation and prosecution of election-related crimes.
HB 2589 Last Action: Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to financing of elections.
HB 2590 Last Action: Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to write-in candidates.
HR 168 Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: In memory of Mario Martinez Gallegos.
HR 275 Last Action: Reported favorably w/o amendment(s)
Caption: Honoring Efrain Martinez for his outstanding achievements as a mediator with the U.S. Justice Department.
HR 385 Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Congratulating Efrain V. Martinez on his selection as the recipient of the U.S. Attorney General's Distinguished Service Award.
HR 396 Last Action: Coauthor Authorized
Caption: Recognizing September 15 through October 15 as Hispanic Heritage Month in Texas.
HR 550 Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Congratulating Dr. Manuel T. Pacheco on his recent selection as president of the University of Arizona.
HR 607 Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Commending the Tenneco corporation for establishing the Tenneco Future Teachers Scholarships program.
HR 940 Last Action: Referred to House Administration
Caption: Requesting the speaker to direct the Committee on Labor and Employment Relations to conduct an interim study on employee leasing.
72nd 1st Called Session
HB 159 Last Action: Referred to Government Organization
Caption: Relating to the creation, powers, and duties of the Texas Department of Employment and Training.
HR 102 Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Honoring Solvents & Chemicals on its noteworthy achievement in ranking among the 500 largest Hispanic-owned businesses in the nation.
HR 103 Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Honoring Best Pak Disposal on its noteworthy achievement in ranking among the 500 largest Hispanic-owned businesses in the nation.
HR 104 Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Honoring Ninfa's Restaurants, Inc. on its noteworthy achievement in ranking among the 500 largest Hispanic-owned businesses in the nation.
HR 105 Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Honoring Dynamic Ocean Services on its noteworthy achievement in ranking among the 500 largest Hispanic-owned businesses in the nation.
HR 106 Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Honoring T. R. Companies on its noteworthy achievement in ranking among the 500 largest Hispanic-owned businesses in the nation.
HR 107 Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Honoring Hernandez Engineering on its noteworthy achievement in ranking among the 500 largest Hispanic-owned businesses in the nation.
HR 108 Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Honoring South Coast Construction Services on its noteworthy achievement in ranking among the 500 largest Hispanic-owned businesses in the nation.
HR 109 Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Honoring the High Coffee Corporation on its noteworthy achievement in ranking among the 500 largest Hispanic-owned businesses in the nation.
HR 110 Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Honoring the Pueblo Broadcasting Corporation on its noteworthy achievement in ranking among the 500 largest Hispanic-owned businesses in the nation.
HR 111 Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Honoring Bonanza Tire Sales on its noteworthy achievement in ranking among the 500 largest Hispanic-owned businesses in the nation.
HR 112 Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Honoring McLean Cargo Specialists on its noteworthy achievement in ranking among the 500 largest Hispanic-owned businesses in the nation.
HR 113 Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Honoring the TAG Electric Company on its noteworthy achievement in ranking among the 500 largest Hispanic-owned businesses in the nation.
HR 114 Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Honoring the North American Trade Corporation on its noteworthy achievement in ranking among the 500 largest Hispanic-owned businesses in the nation.
HR 115 Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Honoring Texas Beauty Distributors on its noteworthy achievement in ranking among the 500 largest Hispanic-owned businesses in the nation.
HR 116 Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Honoring Tamez-Thomas Incorporated on its noteworthy achievement in ranking among the 500 largest Hispanic-owned businesses in the nation.
HR 117 Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Honoring Ortiz Brothers Insulation on its noteworthy achievement in ranking among the 500 largest Hispanic-owned businesses in the nation.
HR 118 Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Honoring Del Rey Chemical on its noteworthy achievement in ranking among the 500 largest Hispanic-owned businesses in the nation.
HR 119 Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Honoring Gilram Supply on its noteworthy achievement in ranking among the 500 largest Hispanic-owned businesses in the nation.
HR 120 Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Honoring Tejas Office Products on its noteworthy achievement in ranking among the 500 largest Hispanic-owned businesses in the nation.
HR 121 Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Honoring the Jesse Fence Company on its noteworthy achievement in ranking among the 500 largest Hispanic-owned businesses in the nation.
HR 122 Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Honoring OCS Transports on its noteworthy achievement in ranking among the 500 largest Hispanic-owned businesses in the nation.
HR 123 Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Honoring ITC Personnel Services on its noteworthy achievement in ranking among the 500 largest Hispanic-owned businesses in the nation.
HR 124 Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Honoring Milam & Company Painting on its noteworthy achievement in ranking among the 500 largest Hispanic-owned businesses in the nation.
HR 125 Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Honoring the Olsen & Guerra Lumber Company on its noteworthy achievement in ranking among the 500 largest Hispanic-owned businesses in the nation.
HR 126 Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Honoring Stature Construction on its noteworthy achievement in ranking among the 500 largest Hispanic-owned businesses in the nation.
HR 127 Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Honoring the National Export Crating Company on its noteworthy achievement in ranking among the 500 largest Hispanic-owned businesses in the nation.
HR 206 Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Congratulating Ms. Betti Maldonado on her recent selection as the "Hispanic Business Woman of the Year."
HR 247 Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Congratulating Dr. Frank Petruzielo on beginning his new job as superintendent of the Houston Independent School District.
HR 248 Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Honoring the members of the American GI Forum and welcoming them to Houston for the Forum's 1991 Convention.
72nd 2nd Called Session
HR 47 Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Honoring Reverend Enrique San Pedro.
HR 62 Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Honoring Marcello Marini.
HR 63 Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Commending the Latino Learning Center of Houston.
71st Regular Session
HB 1271 Last Action: Effective in 90 days-8/28/89
Caption: Relating to an increase in benefits and a cost-of-living adjustments in certain retirement systems of fire fighters.
HB 1446 Last Action: House conferees appointed
Caption: Relating to the creation, administration, powers, duties, operation, financing, and dissolution of the Houston Downtown Management District and the power of certain entities to contract with the district.
HB 2444 Last Action: Laid on table subj. to call in comm.
Caption: Amending Article 6701d-24 V.A.C.S.
HB 2445 Last Action: Referred to Transportation
Caption: Relating to the use of private contractors, including minority- and women-owned businesses, to provide transportation services on behalf of certain metropolitan transit authorities.
HB 2446 Last Action: Pending in committee
Caption: Relating to restrictions in certain municipalities on the location of the premises of certain alcoholic beverage license and permit holders.
HB 2447 Last Action: Pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the issuance of certain alcoholic beverage permits and licenses.
HB 2448 Last Action: Referred to Transportation
Caption: Relating to exempting certain driver education vehicles from the Certificate of Title Act.
HB 2593 Last Action: Referred to Elections
Caption: Relating to the appointment, duties, and privileges of election watchers and inspectors; providing criminal penalties.
HB 2594 Last Action: Referred to Elections
Caption: Relating to the days and hours for conducting absentee voting by personal appearance in certain elections.
71st 1st Called Session
HB 3 Last Action: 1st Printing sent to Comm. on Cal.
Caption: Relating to the creation, administration, powers, duties, operation, financing, and dissolution of the Houston Downtown Management District and the power of certain entities to contract with the district.
71st 2nd Called Session
HB 114 Last Action: Recommendations filed with the Spkr.
Caption: Relating to the creation, administration, powers, duties, operation, financing, and dissolution of the Houston Downtown Management District and the power of certain entities to contract with the district.
71st 3rd Called Session
HB 120 Last Action: Recommendations filed with the Spkr.
Caption: Relating to the creation, administration, powers, duties, operation, financing, and dissolution of the Houston Downtown Management District and the power of certain entities to contract with the district;......
HCR 44 Last Action: Referred to Redistricting
Caption: Calling for a moratorium on raids by the Immigration and Naturalization Service to encourage participation in the 1990 census.
HCR 45 Last Action: Referred to Redistricting
Caption: Calling for the Bureau of the Census to adjust the 1990 raw census data for the undercount of minority and poor populations.
71st 4th Called Session
HB 57 Last Action: Reported favorably w/amendment(s)
Caption: Relating to the creation, administration, powers, duties, operation, financing, and dissolution of the Houston Downtown Management District and the power of certain entities to contract with the district;.........
HCR 21 Last Action: Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Calling for the Bureau of the Census to adjust the 1990 raw census data for the undercount of minority and poor populations.
71st 5th Called Session
HB 106 Last Action: Recommendations filed with the Spkr.
Caption: Relating to the creation, administration, powers, duties, operation, financing, and dissolution of the Houston Downtown Management District and the power of certain entities to contract with the district;....
HCR 1 Last Action: Referred to Redistricting
Caption: Calling for the Bureau of the Census to adjust the 1990 raw census data for the undercount of minority and poor populations.
71st 6th Called Session
HB 34 Last Action: Recommendations filed with the Spkr.
Caption: Relating to the creation, administration, powers, duties, operation, financing, and dissolution of the Houston Downtown Management District and the power of certain entities to contract with the district;....
HCR 25 Last Action: Filed
Caption: Calling for the Bureau of the Census to adjust the 1990 raw census data for the undercount of minority and poor populations.
70th Regular Session
HB 552 Last Action: Referred to Public Education
Caption: Relating to the definition of a dropout for purposes of the dropout reduction program.
HB 600 Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to the authority of notaries to perform certain acts.
HB 601 Last Action: Reported from s/c with substitute
Caption: Relating to powers, duties, and qualifications of notaries public and to regulation and commissioning of notaries public by the secretary of state.
HB 937 Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to disciplinary measures against and conditions of employment of peace officers.
HB 972 Last Action: 1st Printing sent to Comm. on Cal.
Caption: Relating to sheriff's department employees civil service in certain counties; appeals of disciplinary action by employees to hearing examiners.
HB 991 Last Action: Effective on 1/1/88
Caption: Relating to the board of managers of the Harris County Hospital District.
HB 1010 Last Action: Effective on 9/1/87
Caption: Relating to reducing the number of students who drop out of public school.
HB 1167 Last Action: Pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the procedural and other rights of a fireman or policeman regarding an appeal of a department decision to the Fire Fighters' and Police Officers' Civil Service Commission.
HB 1223 Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to the offenses of abuse, sale, or delivery of certain volatile chemicals, to the offenses of abuse or delivery of certain glues and aerosol paints, to the offense of use or possession with intent to use inhalant parahernalia, and to conduct indicating a need for supervision related to the abuse of those substances.
HB 1224 Last Action: 1st Printing sent to Comm. on Cal.
Caption: Relating to the designation of salts and isomers of volatile chemicals as volatile chemicals.
HB 2042 Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to the regulation of off-duty work performed by reserve law enforcement officers and to the employment of a reserve law enforcement officer as a patrolman, guard, or watchman.
HB 2197 Last Action: Effective in 90 days-8/31/87
Caption: Relating to the repeal of state regulation of certain labor agents.
HB 2381 Last Action: Reported from s/c favorably w/amdt(s)
Caption: Relating to the refusal, cancellation, or suspension of an alcoholic beverage permit or license for lack of adequate off-street parking.
HR 423 Caption: Honoring the residents of Lindale Park in Houston on the community's 50th anniversary.
HR 493 Caption: Honoring Dr. Alexander F. Schilt.
HR 562 Caption: Recognizing May 17, 1987, as Master Sergeant Roy P. Benavides Day.
HR 563 Caption: Commending Richard G. Perez.
HR 584 Caption: Honoring Little Joe Hernandez.
HR 585 Caption: Congratulating Felix Fraga on being named 1987 Volunteer of the Year.
HR 586 Caption: Congratulating the Reid Memorial United Methodist Church.
HR 626 Caption: Honoring Representative Alex Moreno on his birthday.
HR 719 Caption: Commending the Honorable Raul C. Martinez for 37 years of exemplary public service.
HR 720 Caption: Commending Frank Ortiz for his noteworthy leadership in the LULAC organization and his outstanding civic and professional achievements.
70th 2nd Called Session
HR 124 Caption: Honoring Our Lady of Guadalupe Church on its 75th anniversary.
HR 186 Caption: In memory of Jaime Davila.
69th Regular Session
HB 161 Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to hearings on, and grounds for refusal of, applications for alcoholic beverage licenses.
HB 162 Last Action: Effective on . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Caption: Relating to the summary suspension of certain alcoholic beverage permits or licenses pending investigation of violent acts taking place on the licensed premises.
HB 163 Last Action: Effective on . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Caption: Relating to information collected by the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission concerning public disturbances at places where alcoholic beverages are sold in certain counties.
HB 164 Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to the location of hearings concerning the issuance or renewal of an alcoholic beverage license or permit.
HB 165 Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to the authorization of the city council of cities in certain counties to make recommendations concerning the issuance of alcoholic beverage licenses and permits.
HB 166 Last Action: 1st Printing sent to Comm. on Cal.
Caption: Relating to the annual fee charged for a mixed beverage late hours permit.
HB 167 Last Action: Effective on . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Caption: Relating to the display of warning signs in languages other than English by certain alcoholic beverage licensees and permittees; providing a penalty.
HB 168 Last Action: Effective on . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Caption: Relating to the mandatory grounds for refusing to issue certain alcoholic beverage licenses and permits.
HB 169 Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to sentencing alternatives for persons charged with or convicted of injury to a child or an elderly individual.
HB 170 Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to the reinstatement or extension of the term of restrictive covenants that applied or that are applicable to certain residential real estate subdivisions.
HB 171 Last Action: Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
Caption: Relating to the classification of theft of trade secrets and certain fraud offenses on the basis of the amount of pecuniary loss to another as a result of the offense.
HB 172 Last Action: Coauthor authorized
Caption: Relating to the creation of the offense of and punishment for using or exhibiting a deadly weapon during the commission of a felony offense.
HB 207 Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to the grounds for denying an application for a license to sell beer for on-premises consumption.
HB 208 Last Action: No action taken in committee
Caption: Relating to local option alcoholic beverage elections by justice percincts in certain counties.
HB 704 Last Action: Referred to Urban Affairs
Caption: Relating to death and disability benefits for fire fighters having cancer.
HB 843 Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to the obligation of a landlord to refund a tenant's security deposit.
HB 1141 Last Action: Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to fees received by notaries public.
HB 1603 Last Action: Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to powers, duties, and qualifications of notaries public and to the regulation and commissioning of notaries public by the secretary of state.
HB 1897 Last Action: Withdrawn by author
Caption: Relating to application of flood control standards to development of land in certain political subdivisions.
HB 1898 Last Action: Withdrawn by author
Caption: Relating to submission and review by the Texas Department of Water Resources of certain project plans that include flood control.
HB 1899 Last Action: Withdrawn by author
Caption: Relating to authorization and implementation of certain interjurisdictional flood control and drainage projects by counties, cities, and defined special districts.
HB 1900 Last Action: Referred to Liquor Regulation
Caption: Relating to the offense of selling alcoholic beverages to minors.
HB 1901 Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to the selection of members of boards of certain metropolitan transit authorities.
HB 1902 Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to restrictions on the issuance of a wine and beer retailer's permit.
HB 1903 Last Action: Effective on . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Caption: Relating to items exempt from the purchasing authority of the State Purchasing and General Services Commission.
HB 1904 Last Action: Referred to Liquor Regulation
Caption: Relating to sanctions for the selling or providing of alcoholic beverages to minors by certain permittees and licensees.
HB 1905 Last Action: Scheduled for public hearing on . . . . . .
Caption: Relating to the plat approval authority of certain districts with drainage and flood control authority; providing a civil penalty.
HB 1906 Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to the grounds for suspending or canceling an alcoholic beverage permit.
HB 2225 Last Action: Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to the use of money granted to an institution of higher education for research purposes.
HR 527 Caption: Honoring Floyd D. Cox, Sr.
68th Regular Session
HB 876 Last Action: Coauthor authorized
Caption: Relating to the creation of the offense of and punishment for using or exhibiting a deadly weapon during the commission of a felony offense.
HB 877 Last Action: Effective on . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Caption: Relating to the requirement for holding a wine and beer retailer's permit and a retail dealer's on-premise license and to consumption of liquor or beer on the premises of a holder of a wine and beer retailer's off-premise permit or a retail dealer's off-premise license; providing penalities.
HB 891 Last Action: Coauthor authorized
Caption: Relating to opening a container or possessing an open container of liquor or beer on the premises of a holder of a wine and beer retailer's off-premise permit or a retail dealer's off-premise license in certain counties.
HB 1014 Last Action: Coauthor authorized
Caption: Relating to sentencing alternatives for persons charged with or convicted of injury to a child or an elderly individual.
HB 1095 Last Action: Committee report printed and sent to Committee on Calendars
Caption: Relating to hearings on, and grounds for refusal of, applications for alcoholic beverage licenses.
HB 1358 Last Action: Referred to Committee on State Affairs
Caption: Relating to an employee's right to participate in political activity; providing a penalty.
HB 1359 Last Action: Referred to Committee on Urban Affairs
Caption: Relating to certification that a fireman or policeman has recovered from a disability and is eligible for reappointment.
HB 1360 Last Action: Referred to Committee on Urban Affairs
Caption: Relating to examination for a civil service eligibility list.
HB 1361 Last Action: Effective on . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Caption: Relating to changing certain alcoholic beverage on-premise permits or licenses to off-premise permits or licenses.
HB 1362 Last Action: Referred to Committee on State Affairs
Caption: Relating to notaries public.
HB 1660 Last Action: Reported from subcommittee favorably with amendments
Caption: Relating to suits by individuals to enforce pesticide regulations and prohibiting retaliation against the individuals.
HB 1704 Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the levy and collection of a university center fee at the University of Houston--Downtown College.
HB 1810 Last Action: Referred to Committee on Transportation
Caption: Relating to the operation of bicycles upon roadways under certain conditions.
HB 1811 Last Action: Referred to Committee on Transportation
Caption: Relating to the inclusion of bicycles under the definition of a vehicle.
HB 1812 Last Action: Referred to Committee on Transportation
Caption: Relating to the rights and duties of a bicyclist upon a sidewalk or roadway.
HB 1813 Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to the rights of an employee to engage in political activity; providing a penalty.
HB 1814 Last Action: Coauthor authorized
Caption: Relating to the classification of theft of services and certain fraud offenses on the basis of the amount of pecuniary loss to another as a result of the offense.
HB 1934 Last Action: Removed from local & uncontested calendar
Caption: Relating to the duties of the judges of certain municipal courts of record.
HB 2002 Last Action: Removed from local & uncontested calendar
Caption: Relating to the reinstatement or extension of the term of restrictive covenants that applied or that are applicable to certain residential real estate subdivisions.
HB 2178 Last Action: See remarks
Caption: Relating to the requirement of the use of peak load pricing by electric utilities.
HB 2179 Last Action: Referred to Committee on Business & Commerce
Caption: Relating to the formation of cooperative corporations for the acquisition of housing facilities for the stockholders thereof.
HB 2272 Last Action: Referred to Committee on Natural Resources
Caption: Relating to the conservation of the water resources of the state.
HCR 148 Last Action: See remarks
Caption: Directing the Public Utility Commission to reaffirm the application of rate criteria that consider both capital-cost and fuel-cost savings to the corresponding electric utility in adopting rules governing cogeneration.
HR 376 Caption: Congratulating Representative David Patronella on the occasion of his birthday.