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Legislation authored by Bill Blanton

Includes legislation with Bill Blanton as the primary author for the 65th through 69th Legislatures. For other types of authorship, search the Legislative Archive System.

69th Regular Session
HB 29 Last Action: Referred to Public Education
Caption: Relating to home-based private educational programs.
HB 548 Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to certain taxes administered by the Comptroller of Public Accounts.
HB 845 Last Action: Referred to Financial Institutions
Caption: Relating to interest charges for retail purchases under a lender credit card agreement.
HB 927 Last Action: Effective on . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Caption: Relating to authorizing a health care plan and health care fund for school district employees and their dependents.
HB 946 Last Action: Laid on table subj. to call in s/c
Caption: Relating to the disposition of penalties collected in connection with the mixed beverage gross receipts tax.
HB 1139 Last Action: Companion considered in lieu in s/c
Caption: Relating to the adoption of an election code; making conforming amendments and repeals; providing penalties.
HB 1149 Last Action: Effective on . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Caption: Relating to the period of limitation applicable to a prosecution for indecency with a child.
HB 1327 Last Action: Postponed in committee
Caption: Relating to the taxation of savings and loan associations.
HB 1558 Last Action: 1st Printing sent to Comm. on Cal.
Caption: Relating to a surcharge for use of a credit card.
HB 1731 Last Action: Effective on . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Caption: Relating to the basis for suspending a handicapped student from participating in extracurricular activities.
HB 2338 Last Action: 1st Printing sent to Comm. on Cal.
Caption: Relating to a revision of Chapter 14 of the Texas Election Code regulating political funds and campaigns; providing penalties.
HB 2390 Last Action: Effective on . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Caption: Relating to the creation, administration, powers, duties, functions, operations, and financing of and annexation of territory to and exclusion of territory from the Northwest Dallas County Flood Control District.
HB 2421 Last Action: Effective on . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Caption: Relating to the powers, duties, and financing of the Dallas County Utility and Reclamation District and validating prior elections and other actions and contracts.
HCR 199 Last Action: Signed by the Governor
Caption: In memory of Frank Glieber.
HCR 250 Last Action: Signed by the Governor
Caption: Honoring John R. Butler, member of the State Highway and Public Transportation Commission.
HCR 251 Last Action: Signed by the Governor
Caption: Honoring Robert H. Dedman, member of the State Highway and Public Transportation Commission.
69th 2nd Called Session
HB 28 Last Action: Laid on the table
Caption: Relating to the deduction on the timely payment of sales and use taxes.
HB 32 Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the use of state funds for certain office space unoccupied by certain state agencies.
HR 40 Caption: In memory of former state representative A. J. "Al" Korioth.
69th 3rd Called Session
HB 2 Last Action: Testimony taken in committee
Caption: Relating to the discount allowed retailers and sellers selling taxable items under the limited retail sales and use tax.
68th Regular Session
HB 54 Last Action: Effective on . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Caption: Relating to career education.
HB 181 Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to interest charges on open-end accounts for retail purchases.
HB 384 Last Action: No action taken
Caption: Relating to the remittitur of forfeited bail bonds.
HB 393 Last Action: Placed on daily Major State Calendar
Caption: Relating to procedure for arrest, release, and appearance before a magistrate for certain misdemeanors.
HB 469 Last Action: Subcommittee laid on table subject to call
Caption: Relating to school district taxes on the residence homesteads of disabled persons.
HB 470 Last Action: Effective on . . . . . . . . . .
Caption: Relating to registration of antique motor vehicles.
HB 484 Last Action: Effective on . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Caption: Relating to the per diem for members of the Texas Board of Human Resources.
HB 722 Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the limitation on the amount of funding for community education services.
HB 723 Last Action: Effective on beginning of 83-84 school year
Caption: Relating to the basic skills assessment instrument required in public schools.
HB 805 Last Action: Removed from local & uncontested calendar
Caption: Relating to the offense of delivery of a controlled substance or marihuana to minors or primary or secondary school students.
HB 1606 Last Action: Effective on . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Caption: Relating to a provision for payment of restitution by a person who has issued a bad check.
HB 1918 Last Action: Placed on daily Local Calendar
Caption: Relating to the reorganization of the Dallas County Municipal Utility District No. 1 and its continuation as a district operating under this Act; providing for a change of name of the district to "Dallas County Utility and Reclamation District"; prescribing the rights, powers, duties and functions of the district, including the continued power to issue bonds and levy taxes; prescribing and validating the boundaries of the district; providing for the continuation of outstanding obligations; granting certain additional intra-district transportation powers, subject to certain conditions; requiring certain specific approvals of the City of Irving prior to the issuance of bonds for certain purposes or to engage in certain activities; authorizing the issuance of previously voted bonds and the levy of previously voted taxes without further elections; giving the City of Irving the power to dissolve the district under applicable laws; validating prior elections and other actions and contracts of the district; making findings as to compliance with requirements of Article XVI, Section 59(d), Texas Constitution; providing a severability cause; providing an effective date, and declaring an emergency.
HB 2210 Last Action: Referred to Committee on Retirement and Aging
Caption: Relating to credit in the Teacher Retirement System of Texas for service performed for an appraisal district.
HCR 64 Last Action: Referred to Committee on Public Education
Caption: Creating an advisory committee under the Texas Legislative Council to review the revision of the Texas Education Code.
HCR 125 Last Action: Signed by the Governor
Caption: Congratulating Hattie Mae Conn.
HCR 188 Last Action: Signed by the Governor
Caption: Honoring William Roy Samuels, Jr.
HCR 278 Last Action: Filed
Caption: Congratulating The University of Texas baseball team.
HJR 26 Last Action: Subcommittee laid on table subject to call
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment to limit increases in school district taxes on the residence homesteads of disabled persons.
HR 569 Caption: Congratulating The University of Texas baseball team.
68th 1st Called Session
HCR 8 Last Action: Filed
Caption: Urging all local boards of education to adopt a Texas Public Education Compensation Plan and to adopt a policy that the agreed upon compensation will be increased if the legislature increased the minimum foundation salary.
67th Regular Session
HB 113 Last Action: No action taken
Caption: Relating to career education.
HB 244 Last Action: Committee laid on table subject to call
Caption: Relating to the pay grade of public school personnel in services related to special education.
HB 603 Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to a summer school pilot program for students who fail to meet certain achievement levels.
HB 879 Last Action: No action taken
Caption: Relating to procedure for arrest, release, and appearance before a magistrate for certain misdemeanors.
HB 1512 Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to the authority of peace officers of home-rule cities to enforce certain vehicle width and weight regulations.
HB 1513 Last Action: Subcommittee laid on table subject to call
Caption: Relating to regulation of certain coin-operated amusement machines by political subdivisions.
HB 1684 Last Action: Considered by committee in public hearing
Caption: Relating to the misdemeanor cases in which probation is authorized.
HB 1692 Last Action: Comm. report printed & sent to Comm. on Local & Consent Cal.
Caption: Relating to the declaration of state policy concerning the fine arts in Texas.
HB 1771 Last Action: Considered by committee in public hearing
Caption: Relating to property tax relief by limiting increases in school district taxes on the residence homesteads of disabled persons.
HB 2256 Last Action: Removed from local and uncontested calendar
Caption: Relating to the educational requirements for a chiropractor's license.
HCR 105 Last Action: Signed by the Governor
Caption: Declaring a state policy regarding the fine arts in Texas.
HCR 161 Last Action: Withdrawn from calendar
Caption: Granting Wallace Skinner, James Carr, and F. William Carr permission to sue the Carrollton Farmers Branch Flood Control District.
HJR 87 Last Action: Considered by committee in public hearing
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment to limit increases in school district taxes on the residence homesteads of disabled persons.
HR 363 Caption: Congratulating The University of Texas Longhorn baseball team.
66th Regular Session
HB 725 Last Action: Reported from subcommittee favorably without amendments
Caption: Relating to school board employment consultations with teachers.
HB 1057 Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to transfer of public school students.
HB 1058 Last Action: Considered by committee in public hearing
Caption: Relating to elections for consolidation of school districts.
HB 1141 Last Action: Referred to Committee on Criminal Jurisprudence
Caption: Relating to the right to appeal certain judgements and sentences of a justice or municipal court.
HB 1164 Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to the ineligibility of certain persons for the office of public school trustee.
HB 1165 Last Action: Reported from committee favorably without amendments
Caption: Relating to career education.
HB 1374 Last Action: Considered by subcommittee in formal meeting
Caption: Relating to education of handicapped students in public schools.
HB 2218 Last Action: Scheduled for future calendar placement
Caption: Relating to payment of attorneys' fees and court costs of public school professional employees defending certain suits.
HCR 127 Last Action: Signed by the Governor
Caption: Commending H. Ross Perot.
HR 175 Caption: Congratulating Jan Ceverha, wife of Representative Bill Ceverha.
65th Regular Session
HB 906 Last Action: Assigned to General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to granting immunity from civil liability to school districts, the board of trustees of school districts, and employees of school districts when administering medication to students.
HB 1113 Last Action: Considered by committee in public hearing
Caption: Relating to financing public school education.
HB 1486 Last Action: Assigned to General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to tuition fees for certain public school transfer students.
HB 1602 Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the ratemaking authority of the Texas Water Rights Commission.
65th 2nd Called Session
HJR 45 Last Action: Coauthor authorized
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment to authorize the legislature to permit taxing authorities to exempt from property taxation the residential homestead of a totally disabled person having a fixed or limited income.
HR 35 Caption: Congratulating the 1977 Plano Wildcat football team.