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Legislation authored by Roy Blake, Sr.

Includes legislation with Roy Blake, Sr. as the primary author for the 63rd through 70th Legislatures. For other types of authorship, search the Legislative Archive System.

70th Regular Session
SB 62 Last Action: Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to the required use of safety belts.
SB 95 Last Action: Effective on 9/1/87
Caption: Relating to changing the name of the State Board of Morticians to the Texas Funeral Service Commission, to the powers and duties of that commission, and to regulation of funeral directing and embalming; providing administrative penalties.
SB 107 Last Action: Referred to Administration
Caption: Relating to land on which a freeway is located.
SB 129 Last Action: Reported favorably w/o amendments
Caption: Relating to reports of state agencies to the Antiquities Committee.
SB 146 Last Action: Reported favorably with substitute
Caption: Relating to authorizing adult probation officers to carry weapons.
SB 147 Last Action: Referred to Jurisprudence
Caption: Relating to the appointment of state humane officers, their duties and powers, and the scope of their employment.
SB 238 Last Action: Referred to Criminal Justice
Caption: Relating to the creation of an offense for owning or keeping a vicious dog.
SB 397 Last Action: Reported favorably w/amendments
Caption: Relating to the licensing and regulation of certain insurance agents.
SB 505 Last Action: Effective in 90 days - 8/31/87
Caption: Relating to membership and service credit in, contributions to, benefits from, and administration of the Texas Municipal Retirement System.
SB 560 Last Action: Effective in 90 days - 8/31/87
Caption: Relating to costs incurred by governmental bodies in supplying certain public information and to public access to certain information.
SB 591 Last Action: Effective on 9/1/87
Caption: Relating to the creation of the constitutional office of criminal district attorney of Polk County and to the abolition of the office of county attorney in that county and the election of a criminal district attorney in certain counties.
SB 669 Last Action: Effective on 1/1/88
Caption: Relating to authorizing the creation of emergency medical services districts, to their organization, powers and duties, operations, financing, and dissolution, and to authorizing emergency medical services districts to levy taxes and issue bonds.
SB 735 Last Action: No action taken in committee
Caption: Relating to the dissolution of the Livingston Hospital District.
SB 736 Last Action: No action taken in committee
Caption: Relating to the dissolution of the Corrigan Hospital District.
SB 865 Last Action: Effective in 90 days - 8/31/87
Caption: Relating to territory de-annexed or excluded from a rural fire prevention district.
SB 866 Last Action: Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to the creation and duties of the Automated Information and Telecommunications Commission.
SB 867 Last Action: Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to unemployment tax rates for employers with approved shared work unemployment compensation plans.
SB 868 Last Action: Vetoed by the Governor
Caption: Relating to actions and meetings of the Texas Employment Commission and participation by member by telephonic communication and requirements for that participation.
SB 889 Last Action: Reported favorably w/o amendments
Caption: Relating to the authority of the legislature and legislative agencies to accept gifts and grants.
SB 890 Last Action: Reported favorably with substitute
Caption: Relating to an exemption from jury service for certain state officers and employees.
SB 891 Last Action: Reported favorably w/o amendments
Caption: Relating to the amount of per diem paid to members of certain state boards and commissions.
SB 950 Last Action: Effective in 90 days - 8/31/87
Caption: Relating to the sale of certain state-owned real property to Cherokee County.
SB 951 Last Action: Left as pending business in comm.
Caption: Relating to the transfer of certain inmates to Rusk State Hospital.
SB 1034 Last Action: Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to certain requirements for eligibility for unemployment compensation benefits.
SB 1090 Last Action: No action taken in committee
Caption: Relating to the financing of the renovation of the State Capitol through bonds issued by the Texas Public Building Authority; providing an appropriation.
SB 1326 Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the creation, administration, powers, duties, functions, operations, and financing of the Rayburn Country Municipal Utility District and providing for the levy of property taxes.
SB 1368 Last Action: Referred to Finance
Caption: Relating to exempting newspapers from the sales and use tax
SB 1410 Last Action: Posting rule suspended
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.
SB 1411 Last Action: Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to the management of certain unemployment compensation funds.
SB 1518 Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the creation, administration, powers, duties, operations, fiscal procedures, and annexation authority of the Anderson County Underground Water Conservation District.
SCR 6 Last Action: Signed by the Governor
Caption: Directing that a suitable portrait of Governor Mark White be placed in the rotunda of the Texas Capitol.
SCR 105 Last Action: Signed by the Governor
Caption: Authorizing the creation of the Capitol Centennial Committee.
SJR 21 Last Action: Record vote
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment declaring that the condemnation of property to provide a public access road to land that does not have a public access road constitutes and serves a public use and purpose.
SJR 27 Last Action: Filed with the Secretary of State
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the creation of emergency medical services districts and authorizing those districts to levy an ad valorem tax on property located in the district.
SR 18 Caption: Extending birthday greetings to Senator Bill Sims.
SR 129 Caption: Extending birthday greetings to Senator Bob Glasgow.
SR 135 Caption: Recognizing Wednesday, March 4, 1987, as Nacogdoches Day.
SR 313 Caption: Honoring Dr. Francis J. Schott.
SR 435 Caption: Declaring April 21, 1987, as Pitser Garrison Day in Texas.
SR 453 Caption: Commending A. L. Mangham, Jr.
SR 482 Caption: Commending Maryland Club Coffee for its efforts on behalf of the Capitol restoration project.
SR 566 Caption: Recognizing Roscoe Henderson.
SR 567 Caption: Recognizing Marie Black.
SR 568 Caption: Recognizing Billie Leach.
SR 569 Caption: Recognizing Myrtle Guinn.
SR 570 Caption: Recognizing Joe Helen Belle.
SR 625 Caption: Commending Patrick F. Sullivan and extending welcome to his parents, Kenneth and Eileen Sullivan, and his sister, Molly Sullivan, from Beavercreek, Ohio.
SR 682 Caption: Designating The Ben Ramsey Conference Room.
70th 2nd Called Session
SB 103 Last Action: Received from the Senate
Caption: Relating to the initial appointment of the criminal district attorney of Polk County.
SR 9 Caption: Commending Kathleen Wiley.
SR 44 Caption: Selecting a committee to plan an appropriate celebration in recognition of the 200th birthday of the drafting of the United States Constitution.
69th Regular Session
SB 39 Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to vehicle identification numbers on motor vehicles, trailers, and semitrailers.
SB 58 Last Action: Referred to Intergovernmental Relations
Caption: Relating to the application of the Professional Prosecutors Act to the criminal district attorney of Jasper County.
SB 73 Last Action: 1st Printing sent to Comm. on Cal.
Caption: Relating to the application of the Professional Prosecutors Act to certain district attorneys.
SB 77 Last Action: Referred to Natural Resources
Caption: Relating to lighting requirements for certain motorboats.
SB 87 Last Action: Co-author authorized
Caption: Relating to the state's participation in the construction of certain specified reservoir projects through one of the state's storage acquisition programs.
SB 123 Last Action: Reported favorably w/o amendments
Caption: Relating to the creation and maintenance on the grounds of the State Capitol a permanent flower bed depicting through appropriate design and flower selection the Texas flag.
SB 128 Last Action: Effective on . . . . . . . . . .
Caption: Relating to the continuation, duties, and operation of the office of the Sabine River Compact Commissioners for Texas.
SB 189 Last Action: Vetoed by the Governor
Caption: Relating to communications with participants in the decision-making process in a contested case under state agency jurisdiction; making certain exceptions.
SB 217 Last Action: Effective on . . . . . . . . . .
Caption: Relating to the organization of the Texas Department of Mental Health and Mental Retardation.
SB 296 Last Action: Referred to Intergovernmental Relations
Caption: Relating to the notice required for the revision of a subdivision plat.
SB 395 Last Action: Effective on . . . . . . . . . .
Caption: Relating to certain requirements for eligibility for benefits and payments by reimbursing employers under the unemployment compensation laws.
SB 414 Last Action: Referred to Ways & Means
Caption: Relating to the application of the sales and use taxes to newspapers.
SB 424 Last Action: Effective on . . . . . . . . . .
Caption: Relating to the effect of payment of unemployment compensation benefits to a person who receives an award of back pay and the liability of an employer.
SB 554 Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to the requirements for operating as a motor carrier.
SB 630 Last Action: Effective on . . . . . . . . . .
Caption: Relating to the creation of the consitutional office of criminal district attorney of Anderson County and abolishing the offices of district attorney of the 3rd Judicial District and county attorney of Anderson County.
SB 690 Last Action: Referred to Intergovernmental Relations
Caption: Relating to the authority to establish a cemetary in or near certain cities.
SB 811 Last Action: Effective on . . . . . . . . . .
Caption: Relating to the authority of legislative agencies to make agreements among themselves and to share services.
SB 812 Last Action: Removed from local & uncontested cal.
Caption: Relating to certain legislative records, communications, information, advice, and opinions.
SB 813 Last Action: Effective on . . . . . . . . . .
Caption: Relating to adoption of a nonsubstantive revision of the statutes relating to the legislative branch of government, including penalties and conforming amendments.
SB 1221 Last Action: Reported favorably w/amendments
Caption: Relating to the participation of physicians in executions of convicts by the Texas Department of Corrections by means of lethal injection.
SB 1222 Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to exclusion of premiums paid by a single nonprofit trust covering county employees from the definition of gross premiums for payment of gross premiums tax on life, health, and accident insurance.
SB 1224 Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the conveyance of certain land in Tyler County under the control of the General Land Office in exchange for certain land in Cherokee County under the control of the board of regents of The Texas A&M University System.
SB 1240 Last Action: Laid on the table subject to call
Caption: Relating to meetings of the Egg Marketing Advisory Board.
SB 1289 Last Action: Effective on . . . . . . . . . .
Caption: Relating to the types of motor vehicles for which special devices for parking by disabled persons may be issued.
SB 1318 Last Action: Referred to Administration
Caption: Relating to the purchase and management of telecommunications and automated information items for state government.
SB 1319 Last Action: Reported favorably with substitute
Caption: Relating to the types of roads on which livestock are prohibited from running at large.
SB 1336 Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the board of directors, its powers and duties, and the administration, operation, and financing of the Montgomery County Hospital District.
SB 1355 Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the authority of the State Purchasing and General Services Commission to solicit and accept gifts for certain capital improvements including the establishment of a Sesquicentennial Monument Park.
SB 1397 Last Action: Referred to Judicial Affairs
Caption: Relating to the creation of the County Court at Law of Cherokee County.
SB 1398 Last Action: Referred to Health & Human Services
Caption: Relating to public notification of the revocation, suspension, or denial of a license to operate a child-care facility and of action placing a facility on probation.
SB 1399 Last Action: Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to the authority of a governmental body to purchase certain professional services through competitive bidding.
SB 1416 Last Action: Referred to Intergovernmental Relations
Caption: Relating to county regulation of persons who transport certain waste materials from one location to another; providing a penalty.
SCR 33 Last Action: Referred to Intergovernmental Relations
Caption: Relating to declaring the Official Logo for the Texas Sesquicentennial to be "Sabine County-Birthplace of Texas".
SCR 66 Last Action: Referred to Intergovernmental Relations
Caption: Proclaiming the nine-banded armadillo as the official state wildlife mammal of the State of Texas.
SCR 101 Last Action: Referred to House Administration
Caption: Authorizing appointment of joint study committees during the legislative interim.
SCR 114 Last Action: Reported favorably w/o amendment(s)
Caption: Endorsing construction of the Sesquicentennial Monument Park.
SCR 135 Last Action: Filed w/o the Governor's signature
Caption: Granting Clifton Construction-Engineering, Inc. permission to sue the state.
SCR 171 Last Action: Signed by the Governor
Caption: Expressing appreciation to the Texas Academy of Family Physicians, the Texas Medical Association, the Texas Department of Human Resources, L.W. Snider, M.D., Betty Lindeman, R.N. etc.
SR 17 Caption: Memorial resolution for Allan Shivers, former Governor, Lieutenant Governor, and State Senator.
SR 19 Caption: Memorial resolution for Mrs. Bessie Lee Morris Pierce.
SR 34 Caption: Extending congratulations to Landon Alford.
SR 55 Caption: Commending Capitol Police Officer Dennis Deel.
SR 59 Caption: Providing for appointment of Subcommittee on Urban Affairs within Intergovernmental Relations Committee and subcommittee on the Elections within State Affairs Committee, 69th Legislature.
SR 177 Caption: Expressing appreciation to the Texas Association of Builders.
SR 307 Caption: Extending congratulations to Alvin Holley.
SR 319 Caption: Expressing appreciation to John B. Meriwether.
SR 386 Caption: Memorial resolution for Lieutenant Governor Ben Ramsey.
SR 395 Caption: Extending congratulations to former Senate Postmaster Duwaine Callison on his retirement.
SR 396 Caption: Extending congratulations to Mrs. Loraine Appling, former Senate employee, on her retirement.
SR 397 Caption: Extending congratulations to George Washington Wood, former capitol car guard, on his retirement.
SR 465 Caption: Extending congratulations to Mrs. Margaret D. Maxwell.
SR 467 Caption: Extending congratulations to Lindon Williams II, Honorary Sergeant-at-Arms of Senate.
SR 486 Caption: Recognizing week of September 16, 1985, through September 21, 1985, as Texas Horticulture Week.
SR 512 Caption: Extending congratulations to Mrs. H. M. "Amanda" Amsler, Mrs. Lel Purcell Hawkins and Daughters of Republic of Texas.
SR 559 Caption: Extending congratulations to community of Kirbyville on 90th anniversary of founding.
SR 572 Caption: Expressing appreciation to Lolly Garcia and the Office of Senate Personnel.
SR 573 Caption: Expressing appreciation to Senate Sergeant-at-Arms Steve Guest and his staff.
SR 574 Caption: Expressing appreciation to Mrs. Patsy Spaw and staff of Engrossing and Enrolling Room.
SR 575 Caption: Expressing appreciation to Mrs. Billie Leach and staff of Office of Purchasing and Supply.
SR 576 Caption: Expressing appreciation to the Capitol Car Guards.
SR 577 Caption: Expressing appreciation to Senate Porters.
SR 578 Caption: Expressing appreciation to Mrs. Betty King, Secretary of Senate, and staff.
SR 579 Caption: Expressing appreciation to Mrs. Margrette Vollers and staff of Senate Journal Clerk's Office.
SR 580 Caption: Expressing appreciation to Mrs. Joyce Pesl and staff of Senate Payroll.
SR 581 Caption: Expressing appreciation to Harold Sander, Senate Postmaster, and his staff.
SR 582 Caption: Expressing appreciation to Victoria Hampton.
SR 583 Caption: Expressing appreciation to Office of Staff Support Services.
SR 584 Caption: Expressing appreciation to William J. Berry III, and the staff of the Auditor's Office.
SR 585 Caption: Expressing appreciation to Kathy Staat and staff of Senate Media.
SR 586 Caption: Expressing appreciation to Mrs. Kay Hughes and staff of Calendar Clerk's Office.
SR 587 Caption: Expressing appreciation to Senate Staff Services and Mrs. Mary Kay McLean.
SR 588 Caption: Expressing appreciation to Bobby Gomez, Mary Conner and the Senate Reproduction Department staff.
SR 612 Caption: Extending congratulations to Diane Fleming.
69th 2nd Called Session
SB 7 Last Action: Referred to Finance
Caption: Relating to the sale of sesquicentennial commemorative products in the Capitol.
SB 32 Last Action: 1st Printing sent to Comm. on Cal.
Caption: Relating to the sale of Texas souvenirs in the Capitol.
SR 17 Caption: Providing that the Rules of the Senate be amended as they relate to notice of intent during a special session and to limitations imposed on certain conference committees.
SR 18 Caption: Directing the Senate Administration Committee to conduct an interim study to determine the feasibility of providing a flower bed depicting the Texas flag.
69th 3rd Called Session
SB 33 Last Action: No action taken in committee
Caption: Relating to the sale of Texas souvenirs in the Capitol.
SCR 19 Last Action: Signed by the Governor
Caption: In memory of Earl Seastrunk Hines.
SR 4 Caption: Directing the Committee on Administration to conduct a study to determine the feasibility of providing a flower bed depicting the Texas flag.
SR 80 Caption: Declaring October 10, 1986 as Republic of China Day.
SR 82 Caption: Extending congratulations to Senator John Traeger.
SR 83 Caption: Extending congratulations to Senator Oscar Mauzy.
SR 84 Caption: Extending congratulations to Senator John Sharp.
SR 85 Caption: Extending congratulations to Senator Glenn Kothmann.
SR 86 Caption: Extending congratulations to Senator Ed Howard.
68th Regular Session
SB 95 Last Action: Effective on . . . . . . . . . .
Caption: Relating to the authority of the lieutenant governor and the speaker of the house of representatives to administer oaths, affidavits, and affirmations and to give a certificate of the fact.
SB 128 Last Action: Reported from committee favorably without amendments
Caption: Relating to the creation and maintenance on the grounds of the State Capitol a permanent flower bed depicting through appropriate design and flower selection the Texas flag.
SB 139 Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to special license plates for members of Texas Army National Guard, Texas Air National Guard, and Texas State Guard and to fees for their issuance and replacement.
SB 140 Last Action: Referred to Committee on Education
Caption: Relating to payment of tuition and fees for members of the Texas National Guard attending postsecondary educational institutions.
SB 141 Last Action: Referred to Committee on Natural Resources
Caption: Relating to restricting the liability of the Trinity River Authority for certain injuries.
SB 142 Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to the validation of the incorporation and boundaries of certain municipalities.
SB 143 Last Action: Referred to Committee on State Affairs
Caption: Relating to bids of nonresident highway contractors.
SB 144 Last Action: Record vote
Caption: Relating to the qualifications of the commissioner of mental health and mental retardation.
SB 145 Last Action: Referred to Committee on State Affairs
Caption: Relating to the operation and continuation of the Texas Employment Commission.
SB 146 Last Action: Referred to Committee on Natural Resources
Caption: Relating to lease provisions and liability for late payment of certain amounts due under oil and gas leases.
SB 147 Last Action: Effective on . . . . . . . . . .
Caption: Relating to care of the State Capitol, General Land Office Building, their grounds, and their contents; to the establishment of the State Preservation Board, its powers and duties, membership, staff, and operations; to the qualifications and duties of the architect of the Capitol; to the duties of the state fire marshal; to the duties of the state curator; to the custody and control of certain archives, records, and documents; and to the inspection of state property.
SB 148 Last Action: Effective on . . . . . . . . . .
Caption: Relating to a revision of the laws concerning county roads and bridges.
SB 228 Last Action: Effective on . . . . . . . . . .
Caption: Relating to the exemptions from identification requirements for state-owned vehicles
SB 245 Last Action: Reported from committee favorably with amendments
Caption: Relating to representation and recovery of and methods of determining damages in a suit for unauthorized discharge of waste into water.
SB 373 Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to supplemental appropriations to the senate and State Purchasing and General Services Commission required by fire damage and other costs related to continued operations of the senate the and of the commission in the Capitol Complex and to compliance with our waiver of local ordinance requirements.
SB 506 Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the powers and duties of the Corrigan Hospital District Board of Managers concerning hospital system facilities, property, and equipment.
SB 639 Last Action: Referred to Committee on State Affairs
Caption: Relating to the powers of an electric cooperative corporation.
SB 1221 Last Action: Vetoed by the Governor
Caption: Relating to certain state purchase vouchers and invoices and to certain powers and duties of the State Purchasing and General Services Commission and of the comptroller.
SB 1222 Last Action: Effective on . . . . . . . . . .
Caption: Relating to the regulation of the sale of eggs and to expenses for out-of-state inspections.
SB 1308 Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the authority of the governor to appoint an agent to sign for the governor or use the governor's signature on certain documents relating to criminal justice.
SB 1371 Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the authority of the board of directors of the Nacogdoches County Hospital District to borrow money for maintenance and operating expenses and to the validation of certain promissory notes of the district.
SB 1372 Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to the creation of an additional judicial district, composed of Hardin County.
SB 1401 Last Action: Withdrawn from calendar
Caption: Relating to the provision of telecommunication service to the state government.
SB 1402 Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the boundaries of the Livingston Hospital District of Polk County, Texas, and validating the district and certain actions, proceedings, and elections of that district.
SCR 77 Last Action: Filed without the Governor's signature
Caption: Granting Howard Daniels, Jr., permission to sue the State of Texas and the Parks and Wildlife Department.
SCR 78 Last Action: Referred to Committee on State Affairs
Caption: Memorializing Congress to control influx of illegal aliens.
SCR 104 Last Action: Comm. report printed & sent to Comm. on Local & Consent Cal.
Caption: Creating a special committee to study the options for long-distance telecommunications services for the State of Texas; and requesting that the committee submit a report to the lieutenant governor, speaker of the house of representatives, and governor, no later than the 10th day after the 69th Legislature convenes.
SCR 121 Last Action: Signed by the Governor
Caption: Commending Betty Lindeman, R.N., L. W. Snider, M.D., the Texas Academy of Family Physicians, and the Texas Medical Association for the Capitol Physician Program.
SCR 123 Last Action: Signed by the Governor
Caption: Authorizing the lieutenant governor and speaker to appoint joint committees during the interim.
SR 51 Caption: Extending congratulations to the "Sabine County Reporter."
SR 62 Caption: Extending congratulations to Senator Hector Uribe on his birthday.
SR 79 Caption: Extending birthday congratulations to Senator Ted Lyon.
SR 80 Caption: Extending birthday congratulations to Senator Bill Sims.
SR 81 Caption: Providing for block panel photographs of Members of Senate, mascots and sweethearts.
SR 138 Caption: Expressing gratitude to the Texas Animal Health Commission.
SR 163 Caption: Commending Judge K. P. Bryant.
SR 164 Caption: Commending Mrs. Mamie Lee Carter.
SR 165 Caption: Honoring Judge N. R. Link.
SR 166 Caption: Commending T. R. Perkins.
SR 167 Caption: Commending Judge Orvan B. Jones.
SR 215 Caption: Extending birthday congratulations to to Senator Robert J. "Bob" Glasgow.
SR 225 Caption: Extending welcome to Commander and Mrs. A. Lee Jones.
SR 264 Caption: Providing for drawing for terms of office.
SR 277 Caption: Extending welcome to Matthew Van Horn, Honorary Page for the Day.
SR 278 Caption: Extending welcome to Jacob Van Horn, Honorary Page for the Day.
SR 379 Caption: Commending the Preston Harvey Construction clean-up crew.
SR 445 Caption: Extending birthday greetings to Senator Ed Howard.
SR 472 Caption: Commending Mark Moseley.
SR 544 Caption: Extending congratulations to Frank McDaniel.
SR 545 Caption: Extending congratulations to the San Augustine Community Athletic Association.
SR 546 Caption: Extending congratulations to Mrs. Mittie Barnes.
SR 701 Caption: Expressing gratitude to the men of the 761st Tank Battalion of World War II.
68th 1st Called Session
SB 1 Last Action: Laid on the table subject to call
Caption: Relating to the operation and continuation of the Texas Employment Commission.
68th 2nd Called Session
SB 26 Last Action: Effective on . . . . . . . . . .
Caption: Relating to the terms of court of the 356th District Court.
SB 35 Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the provision of telecommunication services by the State Purchasing and General Services Commission and to the creation of a legislative oversight committee; requiring a report on replacement of long distance service.
SB 39 Last Action: Received from the Senate
Caption: Relating to appropriations to the Public Utility Commission of Texas and to the Office of Public Utility Counsel.
SR 2 Caption: Commending the Texas paint and coatings industry for their donation to the Capitol restoration.
SR 84 Caption: Commending Leland Lentz, Roy E. Simpson, and W. D. Stewart.
67th Regular Session
SB 2 Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to disqualifications for benefits and definition of "misconduct" under the Texas Unemployment Compensation Act.
SB 70 Last Action: Referred to Committee on Finance
Caption: Relating to the exemption from the sales and use tax for contractors who make improvements to real property of the United States.
SB 71 Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the authority of the Texas Department of Mental Health and Mental Retardation to expend funds for supplemental residential services for the mentally retarded at locations in Texas other than the grounds of the Rusk State Hospital.
SB 108 Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the Rayburn Municipal Utility District.
SB 112 Last Action: Record vote
Caption: Relating to the payment of unemployment insurance benefits to substitute teachers for educational institutions.
SB 124 Last Action: Referred to Subcommittee on Criminal Matters
Caption: Relating to the offenses of aggravated rape and aggravated sexual abuse.
SB 140 Last Action: Reported from committee favorably without amendments
Caption: Relating to importation of diseased camellia plants or flowers; providing a penalty.
SB 339 Last Action: Effective on . . . . . . . . . .
Caption: Relating to the requirement of personal injury protection coverage in or with certain liability insurance policies.
SB 392 Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to an appropriation to the Texas Forest Service, an agency of the Texas A&M University System for repair of damages to a base station antenna mast, and related facilities caused by a wind storm; and declaring an emergency.
SB 464 Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the membership of the Texas 1986 Sesquicentennial Commission.
SB 469 Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to the creation of the 270th Judicial District, composed of Shelby, Sabine, and San Augustine counties.
SB 485 Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the Texas County and District Retirement System, its membership, management, operation, funding, and benefits.
SB 635 Last Action: Referred to Committee on Economic Development
Caption: Relating to a secured party's taking possession of collateral without judicial process.
SB 703 Last Action: Reported from committee favorably without amendments
Caption: Relating to the authority of local governments to make purchases through the State Purchasing and General Services Commission.
SB 857 Last Action: Coauthor authorized
Caption: Relating to a limitation on implementation of increases in property values that result from reappraisal for property taxation between 1982 and 1986.
SB 951 Last Action: Reported from committee favorably with substitute
Caption: Relating to the allocation and use of state revenue credited to the Tax Clearance Fund.
SB 967 Last Action: Referred to Committee on Natural Resources
Caption: Relating to River Authority Directors--fees and expenses.
SB 1214 Last Action: Referred to Committee on Intergovernmental Relations
Caption: Relating to the creation of the County Court at Law of Anderson County.
SB 1242 Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to county road administration.
SCR 7 Last Action: Reported from committee favorably without amendments
Caption: Directing the Administration Committee to place a plaque on the bust of the Honorable Ben Ramsey in the Senate Chamber.
SCR 37 Last Action: Signed by the Governor
Caption: Directing State Highways and Public Transportation Commission to issue "State Official" plates only to certain officials.
SCR 76 Last Action: Signed by the Governor
Caption: Commending Mr. C.O. "Pete" Dodson for his contributions to Henderson County Junior College.
SCR 113 Last Action: Signed by the Governor
Caption: Granting Buckner Construction Company permission to sue the state.
SCR 114 Last Action: Signed by the Governor
Caption: Granting Buckner Construction Company permission to sue the state.
SJR 28 Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment to provide for a special session for legislative reapportionment if the decennial census is published late.
SJR 41 Last Action: Coauthor authorized
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing limitations on the use of increased values that result from a reappraisal for property tax purposes.
SR 148 Caption: Providing for the Local and Uncontested Calendar of the 67th Legislature.
SR 155 Caption: Extending congratulations to The Honorable Pitser Garrison, Mayor of Lufkin.
SR 230 Caption: Memorial resolution for Charles Edwin Wilson.
SR 242 Caption: Extending welcome to the training program, a delegation of legislative staff from Nigeria, Cres. N. Ejionueme, Ahmad A. Kagara, Benjamin A. Enahoro, Captain N. I. Ikani, and Andrew O. Kayode.
SR 259 Caption: Extending congratulations to the Woodville High School Band.
SR 275 Caption: Extending congratulations to Vance Payne.
SR 299 Caption: Extending congratulations to Senator Robert J. "Bob" Glasgow on the occasion of his 39th birthday.
SR 355 Caption: Extending congratulations to E. K. Sowell.
SR 399 Caption: Providing for photographs of Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Secretary of the Senate, and Mascots and Sweethearts and Members of the Senate to be arranged in block panel and placed in Senate Chamber.
SR 415 Caption: Honoring Senator W. E. "Pete" Snelson on his 58th birthday.
SR 420 Caption: Designating Jeb Brown as Mascot of the Senate of the State of Texas.
SR 421 Caption: Designating Jay Brown as Mascot of the Senate of the State of Texas.
SR 422 Caption: Designating Jennifer Brown as Sweetheart of the Senate of the State of Texas.
SR 423 Caption: Designating Delaina Glasgow as Sweetheart of the Senate of the State of Texas.
SR 424 Caption: Designating Holli Glasgow as Sweetheart of the Senate of the State of Texas.
SR 425 Caption: Designating Jody Glasgow as Sweetheart of the Senate of the State of Texas.
SR 426 Caption: Designating David Sarpalius as Mascot of the Senate of the State of Texas.
SR 427 Caption: Designating Melissa Faye Travis as Sweetheart of the Senate of the State of Texas.
SR 428 Caption: Designating Ann Barham Bratton as Sweetheart of the Senate of the State of Texas.
SR 429 Caption: Designating Alan Uribe as Mascot of the Senate of the State of Texas.
SR 430 Caption: Designating Brandan Uribe as Mascot of the Senate of the State of Texas.
SR 431 Caption: Designating Echo Uribe as Sweetheart of the Senate of the State of Texas.
SR 432 Caption: Designating Danu Uribe as Sweetheart of the Senate of the State of Texas.
SR 433 Caption: Designating Ginger Kennedy as Sweetheart of the Senate of the State of Texas.
SR 434 Caption: Designating David Kennedy as Mascot of the Senate of the State of Texas.
SR 435 Caption: Designating Wendy Kennedy as Sweetheart of the Senate of the State of Texas.
SR 436 Caption: Commending Edwin R. Van Zandt.
SR 437 Caption: Designating Elliot Ackerman as Mascot of the Senate of the State of Texas.
SR 438 Caption: Designating Nathaniel Ackerman as Mascot of the Senate of the State of Texas.
SR 777 Caption: Extending congratulations to the City of Lufkin on the eve of its 100th anniversary.
SR 796 Caption: Extending congratulations to Senator Glenn Kothmann on his birthday.
SR 835 Caption: Commending the Assistant Sergeants-at-Arms of the Texas Senate of the 67th Legislature of the State of Texas.
67th 1st Called Session
SB 11 Last Action: Referred to Committee on Finance
Caption: Relating to the creation of a city street improvement fund and the appropriation of funds from the general revenue fund.
SR 76 Caption: Extending birthday greetings to Senator Bill Meier.
SR 88 Caption: Designating Erin Beth Kilpatrick as Sweetheart of the Senate of the State of Texas.
SR 92 Caption: Extending congratulations to Landon Alford.
SR 157 Caption: Memorial resolution for Vernon J. Butler.
67th 2nd Called Session
SR 61 Caption: Extending congratulations to Hemphill High School band.
SR 80 Caption: Extending congratulations to Gilbert Wright.
67th 3rd Called Session
SR 16 Caption: Extending congratulations to Frank P. Williamson.
66th Regular Session
SB 22 Last Action: Reason for member vote recorded in journal
Caption: Relating to unemployment compensation.
SB 353 Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to compensation of the Sabine River Compact commissioners.
SB 354 Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the sale of certain land and use of the proceeds by Stephen F. Austin State University; reserving oil, gas, and mineral rights.
SB 355 Last Action: Referred to Committee on Finance
Caption: Making an appropriation to pay the additional cost of purchased utilities at Stephen F. Austin State University.
SB 372 Last Action: Effective on . . . . . . . . . .
Caption: Relating to a program by which counties may purchase items through the State Board of Control.
SB 379 Last Action: Reported from committee favorably without amendments
Caption: Relating to allocation and use of revenue for farm-to-market roads.
SB 471 Last Action: Scheduled for future calendar placement
Caption: Relating to longevity pay for certain state employees.
SB 528 Last Action: Placed on daily General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to the requirement of personal injury protection coverage with certain liability insurance policies.
SB 555 Last Action: Effective on . . . . . . . . . .
Caption: Relating to the operation of certain motor vehicles on property used for public water facilities; providing penalties.
SB 562 Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to university center student fees for Stephen F. Austin State University and West Texas State University.
SB 563 Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Making appropriations to pay the additional cost of purchased utilities at certain institutions of higher education.
SB 642 Last Action: Effective on . . . . . . . . . .
Caption: Relating to choice of recovery under collision coverage and uninsured and underinsured motorist coverage.
SB 647 Last Action: Considered by committee in public hearing
Caption: Relating to purchase or condemnation of property for purposes of the state highway program.
SB 649 Last Action: Effective on . . . . . . . . . .
Caption: Relating to the authority of the board of regents of the Texas A&M University System to sell, exchange, or convey the Parks and Wildlife Department certain land owned by the state for the use and benefit of the Texas Forest Service and to acquire replacement acreage.
SB 663 Last Action: Considered by committee in public hearing
Caption: Relating to fire safety requirements for nursing homes.
SB 664 Last Action: Scheduled for public hearing on . . . . . .
Caption: Relating to restrictions on the construction and operation of long-term storage and permanent disposal sites for nuclear waste; providing penalties and enforcement procedures.
SB 763 Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the Texas County and District Retirement System; clarifying certain definitions; relating to participation, to termination of membership, to the subdivision accumulation fund, optional benefits and deferred service retirement, creditable service, and return of deposits.
SB 782 Last Action: Considered by committee in public hearing
Caption: Relating to the abolition of county salary grievance committees.
SB 783 Last Action: Scheduled for public hearing on . . . . . .
Caption: Relating to eligibility for unemployment compensation benefits.
SB 1301 Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Making an appropriation for repair of the Texas State Railroad.
SJR 42 Last Action: Referred to Committee on Finance
Caption: Amending the constitution to authorize the legislature to exempt from taxation the property owned by a church or religious organization and used for religious education and training.
SR 162 Caption: Extending congratulations to Stephen F. Austin State University Ladyjacks, TAIAW state champions.
SR 369 Caption: Extending congratulations to Charles M. Christian.
SR 505 Caption: Extending congratulations to Mrs. Delia Kelly.
SR 506 Caption: Extending congratulations to Richard W. Ballenger.
65th Regular Session
HB 4 Last Action: Referred to Committee on Ways & Means
Caption: Relating to the creation of special fund to be used for retiring certain college tuition revenue bonds and certain water development bones on or before maturity; tranferring money to the special fund; providing for the call and retirement of certain bonds; decreasing a college's authority to issue bonds by the amount of bonds retired from money from the speical fund.
HB 77 Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to the authority of a corporate trustee to deposit trust funds with itself.
HB 160 Last Action: Motion lost
Caption: Relating to allocations of revenue for farm-to-market roads.
HB 358 Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to the priority of the liens of workmen and materialmen for labor and materials used for the improvement of real property; defining a "secured party"; relating to the rights and duties of a secured party and the priority of his lien.
HB 509 Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the immunity from suit of Stephen F. Austin State University.
HB 625 Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the lease of space for state agencies.
HB 812 Last Action: Effective in 90 days
Caption: Relating to the authority of the attorney general to defend certain suits against a grand juror or jury commissioner.
HB 929 Last Action: Referred to Committee on Intergovernmental Affairs
Caption: Establishing and governing the Texas Municipal Retirement System.
HB 1026 Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the exclusion of certain persons transporting Cornish hens or commercial broilers from the Railroad Commission's jurisdiction over motor carriers.
HB 1029 Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to leases of property owned by the Nacogdoches Hospital District.
HB 1387 Last Action: Referred to Committee on Intergovernmental Affairs
Caption: Relating to state payments to cities and towns for certain purposes.
HB 1543 Last Action: Assigned to General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to the establishment and operation of Oil Springs State Park.
HB 2148 Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the election of the board of supervisors of the Panola County Fresh Water Supply District No. 1.
HB 2161 Last Action: Referred to Committee on State Affairs
Caption: Relating to the tuition paid by foreign students at state-supported institutions of higher education.
HR 169 Caption: Providing for a committee to notify the Governor that the House has completed its work.
HR 170 Caption: Providing for a committee to notify the Senate that the House has completed its work.
65th 2nd Called Session
SB 21 Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to substitution of reappraised values of property for existing values on the tax roll.
SB 24 Last Action: Referred to Committee on Natural Resources
Caption: Relating to restriction of the construction of a terminal storage site for nuclear waste or the permanent storage of nuclear waste; providing penalties.
SR 96 Caption: Extending welcome to Mrs. Willie Earl Tindall, Dr. N. T. Bennett and Mrs. Jamie Doherty.
64th Regular Session
HB 160 Last Action: Reported from subcommittee with substitute
Caption: Relating to the creation, establishment, administration, powers, duties, and functions of the Texas Telephone Commission; providing penalties.
HB 353 Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Creating the County Court at Law of Nacogdoches County; making other provisions relative to the court; relating to the jurisdiction of the County Court of Nacogdoches County.
HB 785 Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the tuition fees institutions of higher education collect from students who are citizens of any country other than the United States of America.
HB 1097 Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to apportionment of the state into representative districts.
HB 1195 Last Action: Effective in 90 days
Caption: Making various amendments to the Texas Municipal Retirement System.
HB 1273 Last Action: Referred to Committee on Appropriations
Caption: Making a supplemental appropriation to Stephen F. Austin State University.
HB 1936 Last Action: Reported from committee favorably without amendments
Caption: Relating to the priority of the lien of workmen and materialmen for labor and materials used for improvement of real property, providing definitions, requiring notice, authorizing payment by a secured party, establishing lien priorities, authorizing retention of claimed funds, providing a right of recoupment by owners and secured parties; providing severability, repealing all conflicting laws.
HCR 32 Last Action: Signed by Governor
Caption: Allocating state matching funds for aid in disaster areas.
HR 1 Caption: Concerning privileges of the floor pending election of the Speaker.
HR 215 Caption: Commending directors and staffs of the Legislative Reference Library, Legislative Budget Board, and the Texas Legislative Council.
63rd Regular Session
HB 189 Last Action: Signed by the Governor
Caption: Relating to including Nacogdoches County under the Uniform Wildlife Regulatory Act; amending Section 1, Chapter 730, Acts of the 60th Legislature, Regular Session, 1967, as amended (Article 978j-1, Vernon's Texas Penal Code); repealing Section 1, Chapter 384, Acts of the 51st Legislature, Regular Session, 1949, as amended; and declaring an emergency.
HB 190 Last Action: Sent to Calendar Committee
Caption: Relating to membership in the Teacher Retirement System for certain teachers on leave of absence without pay; amending Section 21.910, Texas Education Code, as added by Chapter 888, Acts of the 62nd Legislature, Regular Session, 1971, by adding Subsection (f); and declaring an emergency.
HB 835 Last Action: Signed by the Governor
Caption: Relating to the composition of the 2nd Judicial District and the 145th Judicial District and other provisions relative to those courts; relating to personnel for the office of the district attorney for the 2nd Judicial District; creating the office of district attorney for the 145th Judicial District; providing for severability.
HB 1593 Last Action: Subcommittee hearing date
Caption: Exempting certain students at institutions of higher education from the requirement that they be immunized against certain diseases; amending Section 2.09, Texas Education Code, by adding Subsection (f); and declaring an emergency.
HB 1742 Last Action: Referred to Committee on Environmental Affairs
Caption: Relating to hunting with dogs in Shelby County; amending Section 1, Article 880, Penal Code of Texas, 1925, as amended, and amending Chapter 13, Acts of the 55th Legislature, 2nd Called Session, 1957 (Article 880b, Vernon's Texas Penal Code); and declaring an emergency.
HCR 95 Last Action: Filed without Governor's signature
Caption: Memorializing Congress to preserve the capital gains treatment of timber.