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Legislation authored by Bob Bush

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

69th Regular Session
HB 41 Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to the reduction in the rate of the state sales and use tax.
HB 66 Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to motor vehicle registration fees.
HB 173 Last Action: Referred to Judiciary
Caption: Relating to a temporary readjustment allowance that may be granted on divorce or annulment.
HB 174 Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to the award of attorney's fees in certain family violence cases.
HB 175 Last Action: 1st Printing sent to Comm. on Cal.
Caption: Relating to the appointment and the rights, privileges, duties, and powers of managing conservators for a child.
HB 258 Last Action: Withdrawn by author
Caption: Relating to foreign language requirements for receiving a baccalaureate degree from a public senior college or university.
HB 376 Last Action: Referred to Judicial Affairs
Caption: Relating to notice of the legal description of property to which certain liens extend.
HB 377 Last Action: Effective on . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Caption: Relating to retirees of the Judicial Retirement System of Texas who elect to be judicial officers.
HB 378 Last Action: Referred to Judicial Affairs
Caption: Relating to the notices and affidavit required for perfecting a lien on certain contract funds retained by the owner of real property for work performed on the property.
HB 379 Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to the authority of a judge to call a Court of Inquiry and to the organization and functions of the Court of Inquiry.
HB 403 Last Action: Effective on . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Caption: Relating to the withholding or withdrawal of life-sustaining procedures from a terminally ill patient.
HB 1077 Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to the composition of certain representative districts.
HB 1146 Last Action: 1st Printing sent to Comm. on Cal.
Caption: Relating to mediation of issues in a suit affecting the parent-child relationship and to the appointment and qualifications of mediators.
HB 1308 Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to the fees collected by district clerks and to the funding and use of the district court supplemental salary and judicial system support fund; making an appropriation; amending Article 3927, Revised Statutes, as amended.
HB 1478 Last Action: Effective on . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Caption: Relating to the terms of court of the 336th District Court.
HB 1666 Last Action: Referred to Judicial Affairs
Caption: Amending Chapter 54, Subchapter C of the Texas Property Code by adding an exemption for children's toys; requiring written notice after exercise of lien and by requiring certain safeguards and sale procedures; increasing remedies of the tenant; amending Section 92.105 of the Texas Property Code by requiring certain purchasers and transferees of an apartment house to be liable for the previous owner's return of security deposits; and declaring an emergency.
HB 1931 Last Action: Testimony received in s/c
Caption: Relating to court administration and management in certain courts, including compensation and transfer of cases; adopting the Court Administration Act; amending Chapter 275, Acts of the 64th Legislature, Regular Session, 1975, as amended (Article 4412b, Vernon's Texas Civil Statutes), and repealing certain laws.
HB 2132 Last Action: Companion considered in lieu in comm.
Caption: Relating to residential landlord's liens and the return of security deposits on residential rental property.
HB 2133 Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to regulation of commercial, industrial, residential, and all other types of condominiums; and to the enforcement of certain liens relating to condominiums that are homesteads; and declaring an emergency.
HB 2398 Last Action: Referred to Judicial Affairs
Caption: Relating to the jurisdiction and procedure of the county courts at law of Grayson County.
HCR 28 Last Action: Signed by the Governor
Caption: Congratulating the Denison High School football team.
HCR 86 Last Action: Vetoed by the Governor
Caption: Granting Billy Bob Berry permission to sue the state.
HCR 153 Last Action: Filed w/o the Governor's signature
Caption: Granting the estate, heirs, and legal representatives of Sue Ann Chapin permission to sue the State of Texas.
HCR 163 Last Action: Referred to Transportation
Caption: Requesting Congress to continue funding Amtrak.
HCR 242 Last Action: Signed by the Governor
Caption: Congratulating the Austin College football team on winning the 1984 TIAA conference championship.
HJR 64 Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment relating to the terms of office of justices of the courts of appeals.
HJR 65 Last Action: 1st Printing sent to Comm. on Cal.
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment relating to the terms of office of judges of district courts.
HR 2 Caption: Granting privileges of the floor.
HR 37 Caption: Honoring Judge R. C. Vaughan of Sherman.
HR 38 Caption: Honoring Chief E. E. Eubank of the Denison Police Department.
HR 95 Caption: Honoring Judge William Ralph Elliott of the 59th Judicial District.
HR 422 Caption: Endorsing construction of the Texas Vietnam Veterans Memorial.
HR 442 Caption: In memory of Brenda Joyce Sers.
HR 487 Caption: Honoring Mr. Tillit S. Teddlie on his 100th birthday.
68th Regular Session
HB 44 Last Action: Effective on . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Caption: Relating to certain powers, duties, and procedures of the State Commission on Judicial Conduct and the discipline of judges.
HB 45 Last Action: See remarks
Caption: Relating to venue in civil actions and providing mandatory venue and permissive venue.
HB 46 Last Action: Effective on . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Caption: Relating to execution of a directive under the Natural Death Act.
HB 47 Last Action: Referred to Committee on Elections
Caption: Relating to primary elections and conventions held by political parties and the uniform dates for holding elections.
HB 84 Last Action: Referred to Committee on Elections
Caption: Relating to election contests for the offices of state senator and state representative.
HB 301 Last Action: Withdrawn by Author
Caption: Relating to salaries of appellate and district court justices and judges.
HB 302 Last Action: Withdrawn by Author
Caption: Relating to state funding of support personnel for district judges.
HB 303 Last Action: Referred to Committee on Judiciary
Caption: Relating to privileged or confidential information in certain suits under the Family Code.
HB 458 Last Action: Placed on daily Major State Calendar
Caption: Relating to procedures under the Administrative Procedure and Texas Register Act.
HB 544 Last Action: Effective on . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Caption: Relating to liability for interference with child custody and to court orders providing for possession of or access to a child.
HB 545 Last Action: See remarks
Caption: Relating to the creation, powers, duties and administration of mass transit authorities.
HB 546 Last Action: See remarks
Caption: Relating to the creation, powers, duties, and administration of mass transit authorities within certain counties.
HB 547 Last Action: Laid on the table subject to call
Caption: Relating to jurisdiction of suits affecting the parent-child relationship and to the adoption of the Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction Act.
HB 600 Last Action: Effective on . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Caption: Relating to the sale of certain state-owned real property in Grayson County, Texas.
HB 625 Last Action: Referred to Committee on Judicial Affairs
Caption: Relating to the creation of the 352nd Judicial District, composed of Grayson County.
HB 707 Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to interest rates on judgments.
HB 760 Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to the insanity defense in criminal prosecutions and treatment of mentally ill or mentally retarded offenders, to instructions to the jury and testimony of expert witnesses and to verdicts and judgments on insanity defense.
HB 944 Last Action: Referred to Committee on Regions, Compacts, & Districts
Caption: Relating to apportionment of the state into congressional districts.
HB 993 Last Action: Referred to Committee on Criminal Jurisprudence
Caption: Providing for a portion of the funds of the Criminal Justice Planning Fund to be allocated to certain approved judicial programs; and declaring an emergency.
HB 1030 Last Action: Referred to Committee on Judiciary
Caption: Relating to a reapportionment of the judicial districts of the state by the Judicial Districts Board or the Legislative Redistricting Board.
HB 1453 Last Action: Referred to Committee on Judicial Affairs
Caption: Relating to increasing the amount of the urban homestead exemption, allowing a choice of homestead exemptions, and increasing the allowance in lieu of a homestead in certain probate proceedings.
HB 1454 Last Action: Effective on . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Caption: Relating to procedures under the Administrative Procedure and Texas Register Act.
HB 1455 Last Action: Committee report printed and sent to Committee on Calendars
Caption: Relating to venue in civil actions and providing mandatory venue and permissive venue.
HB 1456 Last Action: Placed on daily Major State Calendar
Caption: Relating to regulation of commercial, industrial, residential, and all other types of condominiums, and to the enforcement of certain liens relating to condominiums that are homesteads.
HB 1788 Last Action: Referred to Committee on Judiciary
Caption: Relating to a temporary readjustment allowance that may be granted on divorce or annulment.
HB 1790 Last Action: Reported from subcommittee with substitute
Caption: Relating to charges for the return of certain checks following their dishonor.
HB 1791 Last Action: Committee report printed and sent to Committee on Calendars
Caption: Relating to allowing certain facilities to operate under different standards and the requirements of the certificate of need program.
HB 1910 Last Action: Referred to Committee on Judiciary
Caption: Relating to joint managing conservatorship of children.
HB 2390 Last Action: Effective on . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Caption: Relating to fees for child support collections in Collin County.
HB 2446 Last Action: No action taken
Caption: Relating to electric utility energy efficiency programs and incentives.
HCR 10 Last Action: Referred to Committee on Judiciary
Caption: Creating a special interim committee to work with the State Bar of Texas and the Texas Supreme Court in drafting rules of venue; requesting that the supreme court promulgate these rules before the 69th Legislature convenes in 1985.
HJR 4 Last Action: Filed without the Governor's signature
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment relating to the State Commission on Judicial Conduct and the authority and procedure to discipline active judges, certain retired and former judges, and certain masters and magistrates of the courts.
HJR 5 Last Action: Referred to Committee on Elections
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment providing for trial of election contests for the office of state representative in the courts.
HJR 6 Last Action: Referred to Committee on State Affairs
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment to restore to the people the power of initiative.
HJR 21 Last Action: Referred to Committee on Judicial Affairs
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment to increase the terms of district and appellate court judges.
HJR 56 Last Action: Referred to Committee on Judiciary
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment to create the Judicial Districts Board and to provide for the reapportionment of judicial districts by that board or by the Legislative Redistricting Board.
HJR 80 Last Action: Referred to Committee on State Affairs
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment to authorize the granting and enforcement of common expense assessment liens on homsteads that are condominiums.
HJR 81 Last Action: Subcommittee laid on table subject to call
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment to increase the amount of the urban homestead exemption and to allow a choice of exemptions.
HJR 87 Last Action: Record vote
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment relating to the election of judges to the supreme court and court of criminal appeals from single-member districts.
HJR 89 Last Action: See remarks
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment to increase the salary for members of the legislature.
HJR 90 Last Action: See remarks
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment relating to the per diem for members of the legislature.
HJR 102 Last Action: Laid on the table subject to call
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment relating to the creation of the Judicial Screening Commission.
HR 2 Caption: Commending Lee B. Alexander, Executive Director of Goodwill Industries of Northeast Texas.
HR 89 Caption: In memory of Judge Les Tribble.
HR 242 Caption: Honoring Associate Professor Gene Day of Austin College.
HR 244 Caption: Honoring Dr. Edward Hake Phillips of Austin College.
HR 329 Caption: Commending the Locust Community Volunteer Fire Department.
HR 351 Caption: Designating July 16, 1983, as Atomic Veterans Day in Texas.
HR 424 Caption: In memory of former Fannin County Judge Jimmie C. Buford.
HR 440 Caption: Commending Joe M. "Mac" Swindle.
HR 496 Caption: Honoring the Texas Credit Union League.
68th 2nd Called Session
HCR 41 Last Action: Signed by the Governor
Caption: Commending former state representative Gerald Hill.
HR 28 Caption: Commending state representative Wayne Peveto on legislative service.
67th Regular Session
HB 421 Last Action: Referred to Committee on Liquor Regulation
Caption: Relating to alcoholic beverage regulations relating to age.
HB 540 Last Action: Subcommittee laid on table subject to call
Caption: Relating to service credit in the Teacher Retirement System of Texas for out-of-state service.
HB 541 Last Action: Subcommittee laid on table subject to call
Caption: Relating to service credit in the Teacher Retirement System of Texas for out-of-state service.
HB 745 Last Action: Referred to Committee on Criminal Jurisprudence
Caption: Relating to the classification as a capital offense of murder in the course of committing or attempting to commit aggravated sexual abuse.
HB 746 Last Action: Referred to Committee on Health Services
Caption: Relating to the Natural Death Act.
HB 747 Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to the requirement of a breath test of a person arrested for driving while intoxicated.
HB 767 Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to certain property subject to forfeiture, institution of forfeiture proceedings, and the disposition of money forfeited, under the Texas Controlled Substances Act.
HB 797 Last Action: Record vote
Caption: Relating to the creation, powers, duties, and administration of mass transit authorities.
HB 882 Last Action: Reported from committee favorably without amendments
Caption: Relating to primary elections and conventions held by political parties and the uniform dates for holding elections.
HB 908 Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to the preservation of records of the courts of appeals.
HB 909 Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to venue in civil actions and providing mandatory venue and permissive venue.
HB 914 Last Action: Referred to Committee on Health Services
Caption: Relating to the Natural Death Act.
HB 977 Last Action: Referred to Committee on Public Education
Caption: Relating to the public school program on the dangers and prevention of crime and alcohol, narcotic and drug abuse.
HB 1309 Last Action: Referred to Committee on Criminal Jurisprudence
Caption: Relating to the effect of a conviction of a misdemeanor when probation is granted.
HB 1343 Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to the effect of a conviction of a misdemeanor when probation is granted.
HB 1640 Last Action: Referred to Committee on Intergovernmental Relations
Caption: Relating to the membership of the Texas Judicial Council.
HB 1682 Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to election contests for the office of state senator and state representative.
HB 1796 Last Action: Comm. report printed & sent to Comm. on Local & Consent Cal.
Caption: Relating to regulation of wrecker-type vehicles.
HB 2010 Last Action: Committee report printed and sent to Committee on Calendars
Caption: Relating to notice to cities, towns, villages, and counties of actions by state agencies.
HB 2233 Last Action: Considered by committee in public hearing
Caption: Relating to regulation of commercial, industrial, residential, and all other types of condominiums.
HCR 44 Last Action: Signed by the Governor
Caption: Congratulating Dr. John D. Moseley, president of Austin College.
HCR 65 Last Action: No action taken
Caption: Requesting Congress to propose a constitutional amendment providing for voter review of federal judges.
HCR 153 Last Action: Signed by the Governor
Caption: Inviting the Honorable Joe R. Greenhill to address the Regular Session of the 67th Legislature in joint session.
HCR 220 Last Action: House passage reported
Caption: Designating the Lone Star Cafe as the "Official Texas Embassy" in New York City.
HJR 27 Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment providing for trial of election contests for the office of state representative in the courts.
HJR 45 Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment to restore to the people the power of initiative.
HJR 48 Last Action: No action taken
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment to authorize the granting and enforcement of common expense assessment liens on homesteads that are condominiums.
HJR 88 Last Action: No action taken
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment to authorize the granting and enforcement of mechanics' and materialmens' liens on homesteads that are condominiums.
HR 373 Caption: Authorizing the hanging of a portrait of Speaker Bill Clayton in the hall of the House.
67th 1st Called Session
HCR 2 Last Action: Withdrawn from calendar
Caption: Designating the Lone Star Cafe as the "Official Texas Embassy" in New York City.
HR 36 Caption: Commending Robert S. Thornburrow.
67th 2nd Called Session
HR 5 Caption: Commending Dr. Truman Wester.
66th Regular Session
HB 57 Last Action: Coauthor authorized
Caption: Relating to the public school program on the dangers and prevention of crime and alcohol, narcotic, and drug abuse.
HB 320 Last Action: Scheduled for public hearing on . . . . . .
Caption: Relating to blood alcohol content tests as part of required autopsies.
HB 354 Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to clarifying and procedural changes to the Texas Controlled Substances Act.
HB 570 Last Action: Scheduled for public hearing on . . . . . .
Caption: Relating to the Natural Death Act.
HB 571 Last Action: Effective on . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Caption: Relating to directives under the Natural Death Act.
HB 572 Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to exemption from property taxation of property of nonprofit corporations sponsoring certain youth development programs.
HB 573 Last Action: Considered by committee in public hearing
Caption: Relating to exemption of certain intangible property from ad valorem taxation.
HB 976 Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the creation, administration, powers, duties, functions, and financing of the Greater Texoma Municipal Utility District.
HB 1843 Last Action: Referred to Committee on Finance
Caption: Relating to appointment of a county board of equalization.
HB 1938 Last Action: Referred to Committee on Judiciary
Caption: Relating to exemptions from jury service.
HB 2173 Last Action: Effective on . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Caption: Relating to composition and compensation of the Grayson County Juvenile Board.
HCR 8 Last Action: Signed by the Governor
Caption: In memory of former State Representative Joe D. Carter.
HCR 9 Last Action: Signed by the Governor
Caption: Commending Grayson County Judge Les Tribble on the occasion of his retirement.
HCR 10 Last Action: Referred to Committee on Health Services
Caption: Requesting the governor to appoint a study committee on alcohol and drug abuse.
HCR 25 Last Action: Signed by the Governor
Caption: In memory of former state representative Charles E. Hughes.
HCR 75 Last Action: Signed by the Governor
Caption: Granting H.K. Lyde permission to sue the state.
HCR 96 Last Action: Signed by the Governor
Caption: Designating every fourth Friday in June as Fink Day in Texas.
HJR 63 Last Action: Referred to Committee on Constitutional Amendments
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment to provide for the election of the secretary of state.
HJR 119 Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment to eliminate the requirement that the commissioners court be a board of equalization.
HJR 120 Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment relating to appointment of a board of equalization by the commissioners court.
65th Regular Session
HB 790 Last Action: Referred to Committee on Intergovernmental Affairs
Caption: Relating to the coverage of the county civil service statute.
HB 984 Last Action: Referred to Committee on Intergovernmental Affairs
Caption: Relating to the compensation of the judges of the 15th and 59th Judicial Districts.
HB 1122 Last Action: Reported from subcommittee favorably with amendments
Caption: Relating to the consideration of advertising expenses in setting utility rates.
HB 1380 Last Action: Considered by subcommittee in formal meeting
Caption: Relating to workmen's compensation benefits for partial incapacity.
HB 1503 Last Action: Considered by committee in public hearing
Caption: Relating to the powers and duties of municipalities with respect to tax financing; authorizing the use of tax increment financing for the redevelopment of blighted commercial areas; declaring the objectives of certain activities undertaken in conjunction with the redevelopment of commercial areas to be public purposes; providing procedures for the implementation of redevelopment programs; authorizing municipalities to issue tax increment bonds to finance redevelopment programs; providing severalbility.
HB 1651 Last Action: Referred to Committee on Energy Resources
Caption: Relating to the creation, administration, powers, and duties of the Governor's Energy Advisory Council and the Advisory Committee to the Governor's Energy Advisory Council.
HB 2168 Last Action: Considered by committee in public hearing
Caption: Relating to the filing procedure for candidacy in a general (regular) municipal election.
HB 2169 Last Action: Considered by committee in public hearing
Caption: Relating to the filing procedure for candidacy in a general (regular) municipal election.
HB 2186 Last Action: Referred to Committee on Intergovernmental Affairs
Caption: Relating to the creation of the Grayson County Juvenile Board; making provisions relative to the juvenile board, district clerk, and juvenile probation officers; maintaining in office those persons serving as juvenile officers on the effective date of this Act.
HJR 86 Last Action: Considered by committee in public hearing
Caption: Proposing an amendment of the Texas Constitution to grant the Legislature the power to authorize cities and towns to issue bonds to finance the redevelopment of certain blighted downtown areas.
HR 39 Caption: Relating to memorializing Congress to prohibit retired military personnel from drawing pensions while in federal employment with salary.
65th 2nd Called Session
HB 43 Last Action: Referred to Committee on Ways and Means
Caption: Relating to a nonbinding referendum on the question of tax relief for school districts.
HB 44 Last Action: Referred to Committee on Ways and Means
Caption: Relating to exemption of intangible personal property from ad valorem taxes.
HB 52 Last Action: Referred to Committee on Ways and Means
Caption: Relating to taxation of personal property.
HJR 42 Last Action: Referred to Committee on Constitutional Amendments
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment to eliminate the requirement that intangible personal property be taxed.
HJR 43 Last Action: Referred to Committee on Constitutional Amendments
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment to repeal the requirement that personal property be taxed.
HJR 56 Last Action: Referred to Committee on Calendars
Caption: Proposing an amendment to S.J.R. No. 44, 65th Legislature, Regular Session, 1977, relating to a constitutional amendment concerning municipal tax increment bonds.