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Legislation authored by Ray Keller

Includes legislation with Ray Keller as the primary author for the 66th through 69th Legislatures. For other types of authorship, search the Legislative Archive System.

69th Regular Session
HB 76 Last Action: Effective on . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Caption: Relating to the application of certain provisions of the State Purchasing and General Services Act to construction projects requested by the Texas Department of Corrections.
HB 77 Last Action: Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to the standards of conduct and financial disclosure requirements for certain public servants, a requirement that persons bidding on state contracts disclose conflicts of interest, the punishment for the offense of official misconduct, and the creation of the offense of conflict of interest.
HB 78 Last Action: Coauthor authorized
Caption: Relating to municipal regulation of private clubs in dry areas.
HB 109 Last Action: Coauthor authorized
Caption: Relating to the payment by the state of certain expenses arising from the prosecution of an inmate of the Texas Department of Corrections.
HB 148 Last Action: Coauthor authorized
Caption: Relating to venue in the criminal prosecution of state employees and officers charged with offenses involving abuse of office.
HB 279 Last Action: Laid on table subj. to call in s/c
Caption: Relating to the rights of crime victims and the close relatives of deceased victims and the effect of those rights on the availability of bail and release to parole for defendants.
HB 326 Last Action: Referred to Health & Human Resources
Caption: Relating to the practice of speech-language pathology or audiology by certain persons with speech, voice, language, or hearing disorders.
HB 344 Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to alcoholic beverages in motor vehicles; providing penalties.
HB 362 Last Action: Coauthor authorized
Caption: Relating to the funding of schools operated in facilities of the Texas Department of Corrections.
HB 363 Last Action: Coauthor authorized
Caption: Relating to a requirement that a prosecuting attorney consult the victim or victim's family before making a plea bargain agreement.
HB 364 Last Action: Coauthor authorized
Caption: Relating to the prohibition of emoluments as a form of compensation for employees of the Texas Department of Corrections.
HB 365 Last Action: Coauthor authorized
Caption: Relating to the legal representation of an inmate of the Texas Department of Corrections by a member of the Texas Board of Corrections in a civil, criminal, or administrative matter; providing a penalty.
HB 404 Last Action: Coauthor authorized
Caption: Relating to the sentencing of a defendant who commits an offense while an inmate in the Texas Department of Corrections.
HB 670 Last Action: Laid on table subj. to call in comm.
Caption: Relating to certain exceptions from regulation under the Private Investigators and Private Security Agencies Act.
HB 674 Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to a property tax exemption for certain property of a religious organization.
HB 676 Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to special license plates for active or retired members of the Texas Army National Guard, Texas Air National Guard, or Texas State Guard.
HB 677 Last Action: Referred to Public Safety
Caption: Relating to the payment of hazardous duty pay and longevity pay to law enforcement and certain other employees of various state agencies.
HB 703 Last Action: Referred to Law Enforcement
Caption: Relating to the eligibility of certain inmates of the Texas Department of Corrections to participate in the pre-parole transfer program.
HB 787 Last Action: Referred to Financial Institutions
Caption: Relating to the sale of prepaid funeral services or merchandise; providing a penalty.
HB 861 Last Action: Referred to Public Safety
Caption: Relating to the manner in which a prisoner is required to appear at a hearing to revoke parole or mandatory supervision.
HB 930 Last Action: Coauthor authorized
Caption: Relating to the punishment for the offense of assault if the victim of the assault is a peace officer, jailer, or guard.
HB 966 Last Action: Coauthor authorized
Caption: Relating to the punishment for the carrying of weapons and the possession, manufacture, transportation, repair, or sale of prohibited weapons by inmates in the department of corrections.
HB 1109 Last Action: Coauthor authorized
Caption: Relating to a requirement that the Board of Pardons and Paroles notify victims of offenses or their relatives before holding parole hearings for certain prisoners.
HB 1113 Last Action: 1st Printing sent to Comm. on Cal.
Caption: Relating to certain traffic offenses committed by persons at least 14 years of age and not more than 16 years of age.
HB 1263 Last Action: Effective on . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Caption: Relating to the eligibility for unemployment compensation benefits of certain direct sales agents.
HB 1359 Last Action: 1st Printing sent to Comm. on Cal.
Caption: Relating to the procedure in certain eviction actions.
HB 1366 Last Action: Referred to County Affairs
Caption: Relating to certain fees set by commissioners courts.
HB 1449 Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to a supplemental appropriation to the Texas Department of Corrections for security salaries.
HB 2182 Last Action: Effective on . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Caption: Relating to the regulation of real estate inspectors; providing a penalty.
HB 2183 Last Action: Referred to County Affairs
Caption: Relating to certain fees set by commissioners courts.
HB 2184 Last Action: Referred to Appropriations
Caption: Relating to the dedication and allocation of certain state revenue for criminal justice and penitentiaries.
HB 2198 Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the creation, administration, powers, duties, operations, financing, and dissolution of and the annexation of territory to the Falcon's Lair Utility and Reclamation District, of Dallas County, Texas.
HCR 14 Last Action: Referred to Law Enforcement
Caption: Directing the Texas Board of Corrections to undertake additional analysis of future funding needs of the Department of Corrections.
68th Regular Session
HB 92 Last Action: No action taken
Caption: Relating to sentencing alternatives for the offense of driving while intoxicated.
HB 93 Last Action: No action taken
Caption: Relating to the offenses of driving while intoxicated and driving under the influence of a controlled substance or drug.
HB 133 Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to special license plates and reduced vehicle registration fees for members of the Texas National Guard.
HB 164 Last Action: Effective on . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Caption: Relating to the civil jurisdiction of county courts and justice courts.
HB 217 Last Action: Referred to Committee on Criminal Jurisprudence
Caption: Relating to the administration and financing of a program to provide representation by counsel and transcription services for indigent defendants in criminal cases.
HB 299 Last Action: Removed from local & uncontested calendar
Caption: Relating to classifying officers commissioned by private institutions of higher education as peace officer.
HB 300 Last Action: Reported from subcommittee favorably without amendments
Caption: Relating to a property tax exemption for religious organizations.
HB 619 Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to handling charges to cover the cost of distribution of commodities and food stamps.
HB 671 Last Action: No action taken
Caption: Relating to a sales tax exemption for certain sales of property by a school district through a coin-operated machine located in a public school.
HB 714 Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to fees imposed by the Texas Department of Human Resources in connection with the licensing of child-care administrators.
HB 820 Last Action: No action taken
Caption: Relating to the authority of the commissioners courts to set the amounts of certain fees.
HB 821 Last Action: Referred to Committee on Judiciary
Caption: Relating to the protection of parental rights in suits affecting the parent-child relationship and in emergency procedures for the protection of a child.
HB 837 Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to contributions to, and eligibility and amount of benefits from, the Texas County and District Retirement System.
HB 913 Last Action: Committee laid on table subject to call
Caption: Relating to the release of prisoners under extraordinary circumstances.
HB 963 Last Action: Subcommittee laid on table subject to call
Caption: Relating to the compensation of a chief appraiser.
HB 1055 Last Action: Referred to Committee on Law Enforcement
Caption: Relating to the effect of confinement in another penal institution on the duration of a sentence to be served in the Texas Department of Corrections.
HB 1056 Last Action: Effective on . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Caption: Relating to specific enforcement of agreements to arbitrate future disputes.
HB 1057 Last Action: Referred to Committee on Public Health
Caption: Relating to the payment of attorney's fees by the State Board of Pharmacy in proceedings instituted to take disciplinary action against a licensee or applicant for a license.
HB 1089 Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to pre-parole transfer of prisoners to community residential facilities.
HB 1107 Last Action: Reported from committee favorably with substitute
Caption: Relating to the rules governing the collection of the gross receipts tax by the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission and refunds of gross receipts tax.
HB 1108 Last Action: Vetoed by the Governor
Caption: Relating to the vacation time of jail personnel of certain county jails; providing a penalty.
HB 1109 Last Action: Committee report printed and sent to Committee on Calendars
Caption: Relating to positions exempt from civil service in the sheriff's departments in certain counties.
HB 1110 Last Action: Referred to Committee on Public Health
Caption: Relating to the establishment and administration of local public health programs.
HB 1158 Last Action: Testimony Received
Caption: Relating to cemetary perpetual care trust funds.
HB 1223 Last Action: See remarks
Caption: Relating to disciplinary punishment for a minor offense committed by a member of the Texas military forces.
HB 1224 Last Action: See remarks
Caption: Relating to compensation for a member, or the survivors of a member, of the Texas military forces if the member is killed or disabled while performing state military duty.
HB 1225 Last Action: See remarks
Caption: Relating to discharge from the Texas military forces.
HB 1226 Last Action: See remarks
Caption: Relating to awards, decorations, and medals for meritorious service presented to a member of the miltary forces.
HB 1227 Last Action: See remarks
Caption: Relating to the law regulating enlistments and appointments in the Texas National Guard.
HB 1364 Last Action: Referred to Committee on Public Health
Caption: Relating to telephonic prescriptions of dangerous drugs.
HB 1403 Last Action: Committee report printed and sent to Committee on Calendars
Caption: Relating to increasing penalties for taking redfish and speckled sea trout and for possessing and using certain nets.
HB 1520 Last Action: Reported from committee favorably without amendments
Caption: Relating to an increase in the amount of certain fees in criminal cases.
HB 1545 Last Action: Coauthor authorized
Caption: Relating to the licensing of certain agents of legal reserve life insurance companies.
HB 1546 Last Action: Referred to Committee on Finance
Caption: Relating to a property tax exemption for religious organizations.
HB 1547 Last Action: Laid on the table subject to call
Caption: Relating to creation of a Criminal Justice Policy Council and its functions; the organization and functions of the Criminal Justice Coordinating Council and the elimination of the Criminal Justice Division Advisory Board and the executive funding committee.
HB 1548 Last Action: Postponed
Caption: Relating to the application of the motor vehicle sales tax to vehicles lost, stolen, destroyed, or repossessed and to refunds of certain taxes paid on those vehicles.
HB 1549 Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to exempting ambulatory surgical centers from certificate of need requirements.
HB 1550 Last Action: Effective on . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Caption: Relating to access by institutions of higher education to police records of certain applicants for employment.
HB 1738 Last Action: Referred to Committee on Retirement and Aging
Caption: Relating to benefits from the Employees Retirement System of Texas for officers and employees of the Commission on Law Enforcement Officer Standards and Education.
HB 1739 Last Action: Postponed
Caption: Relating to letters of credit and certificates of deposit or savings furnished to secure payment of the gross receipts tax on mixed beverages.
HB 1740 Last Action: Placed on daily General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to ownership requirements for pharmacies.
HB 1741 Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to advertising regulations under the Private Investigators and Private Security Agencies Act.
HB 1902 Last Action: Referred to Committee on Law Enforcement
Caption: Relating to the exemption of certain peace officers from regulation under the Private Investigators and Private Security Agencies Act.
HB 2147 Last Action: No action taken
Caption: Relating to the collection of fees by the Texas Department of Health for public health services; giving the Texas Department of Health and the Texas Board of Health certain powers and duties.
HB 2186 Last Action: Laid on the table subject to call
Caption: Relating to the use of firearms by private security officers.
HJR 88 Last Action: Referred to Committee on Finance
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to exempt certain property of religious organizations from ad valorem taxation.
HR 487 Caption: Commending T. L. Austin, Jr.
68th 1st Called Session
HR 1 Caption: Congratulating George and Debbie Pierce.
67th Regular Session
HB 422 Last Action: Subcommittee laid on table subject to call
Caption: Relating to the exemption of certain educational facilities from licensing requirements for child-care facilities.
HB 489 Last Action: Referred to Committee on Transportation
Caption: Relating to special license plates and reduced vehicle registration fees for members of the Texas National Guard.
HB 490 Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to exempting food sold for immediate consumption from the application of the Limited Sales, Excise and Use Tax Act.
HB 491 Last Action: Subcommittee laid on table subject to call
Caption: Relating to court orders concerning the possession of a child alleged to be in danger.
HB 492 Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to an exemption from the application of the Limited Sales, Excise and Use Tax Act of taxable items sold to or used by a chamber of commerce.
HB 632 Last Action: No action taken
Caption: Relating to payment of court-appointed counsel by the state.
HB 633 Last Action: Referred to Committee on Criminal Jurisprudence
Caption: Relating to a peace officers' duty to prevent offenses and injury to persons and property.
HB 634 Last Action: Reported from committee favorably with amendments
Caption: Relating to the right of fire and police personnel to engage in certain political activities.
HB 635 Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to the allocation of revenue collected under the Local Sales and Use Tax Act.
HB 663 Last Action: Referred to Committee on State Affairs
Caption: Relating to the failure of a member of the Texas National Guard to report for official functions.
HB 664 Last Action: Committee laid on table subject to call
Caption: Relating to residence requirements for the office of constable.
HB 982 Last Action: Postponed
Caption: Relating to county road administration in Dallas County.
HB 1027 Last Action: Considered by subcommittee in formal meeting
Caption: Relating to persons who perform inspections of real property amending The Real Estate License Act.
HB 1028 Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to the issuance of special over-sized or over-weight permits by the State Department of Highways and Public Transportation authorizing the transportation of one or more portable building units over the state highways.
HB 1096 Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to a practioner prescribing a controlled substance.
HB 1250 Last Action: Committee laid on table subject to call
Caption: Relating to certain fees that may be charged by a county clerk or a clerk of a county court.
HB 1251 Last Action: Referred to Committee on Intergovernmental Relations
Caption: Relating to the levying of county taxes.
HB 1252 Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to classifying officers commissioned by private institutions of higher education as peace officers.
HB 1253 Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to liability of officers for execution of a writ of a court.
HB 1254 Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to the qualifications for serving on the board of directors of an appraisal district.
HB 1255 Last Action: Referred to Committee on Higher Education
Caption: Relating to institutions approved for participation in the tuition equalization grants program.
HB 1617 Last Action: Effective on . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Caption: Relating to fees charged by sheriffs and constables.
HB 1618 Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to the definition of "mobile home" in the Texas Manufactured Housing Standards Act.
HB 1619 Last Action: Referred to Committee on Health Services
Caption: Relating to the payment of certain hospitals for the care of persons with end stage renal disease.
HB 1997 Last Action: Considered by committee in public hearing
Caption: Relating to assaultive offenses.
HB 1998 Last Action: Referred to Committee on Liquor Regulation
Caption: Relating to mixed beverage gross receipts tax.
HB 1999 Last Action: Effective on . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Caption: Relating to the provision of health care to certain persons suffering from kidney disease.
HCR 165 Last Action: Postponed
Caption: Requesting Health Facilities Commission to look favorably on appreciation for Midway Park Hospital in Lancaster, Texas.
66th Regular Session
HB 55 Last Action: Referred to Subcommittee on Agencies and Licensing
Caption: Relating to the Administrative Reorganization of state government.
HB 114 Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to primary elections and conventions held by political parties; changing the dates of the primaries and conventions and related actions; making procedural changes in addition to those necessitated by the change in dates; prescribing criminal penalties.
HB 463 Last Action: Scheduled for future calendar placement
Caption: Relating to eligibility to take the bar exam.
HB 464 Last Action: Withdrawn from calendar
Caption: Relating to electioneering near a polling place.
HB 548 Last Action: Effective on . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Caption: Relating to health services for persons with cystic fibrosis.
HB 607 Last Action: Scheduled for future calendar placement
Caption: Relating to fees allowed to sheriffs and constables.
HB 721 Last Action: Considered by committee in public hearing
Caption: Relating to the authorized manner of service of citation in a civil suit.
HB 722 Last Action: Scheduled for public hearing on . . . . . .
Caption: Relating to persons authorized to serve process in criminal suits.
HB 924 Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to practitioner prescribing or dispensing a controlled substance.
HB 941 Last Action: Considered by subcommittee in public hearing
Caption: Relating to allocation of revenue collected under the Local Sales and Use Tax Act.
HB 1055 Last Action: Scheduled for public hearing on . . . . . .
Caption: Relating to abolition of certain water control and improvement districts.
HB 1056 Last Action: Effective on . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Caption: Relating to officers who may take possession of abandoned vehicles.
HB 1090 Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to the appointment and compensation of official court reporters in certain counties.
HB 1091 Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to compensation for a transcripttion by a court reporter for an indigent defendant.
HB 1092 Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to the compensation of a court reporter when absent and replaced by a deputy reporter.
HB 1472 Last Action: Referred to Subcommittee on Military & Veterans Affairs
Caption: Relating to the failure of members of the Texas National Guard to report for official functions; providing a penalty.
HB 1473 Last Action: Scheduled for future calendar placement
Caption: Relating to written notice to other lienholders of sale of real property under deed of trust.
HB 1683 Last Action: Referred to Committee on Liquor Regulation
Caption: Relating to municipal regulation of private clubs in dry areas.
HB 1900 Last Action: Referred to Committee on Environmental Affairs
Caption: Relating to the use or possession of a light by a person hunting a furbearing animals.