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Legislation authored by Paul Ragsdale

Includes legislation with Paul Ragsdale as the primary author for the 63rd through 69th Legislatures. For other types of authorship, search the Legislative Archive System.

69th Regular Session
HB 297 Last Action: 1st Printing sent to Comm. on Cal.
Caption: Relating to the authorization of a savings and loan association as a depository for funds of an independent school district.
HB 298 Last Action: Referred to Public Education
Caption: Relating to compensation of trustees of independent school districts.
HB 343 Last Action: Laid on the table subject to call
Caption: Relating to the regulation of substandard handguns and the creation of offenses and penalties involving those weapons.
HB 445 Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to the hours for sale and consumption of alcoholic beverages.
HB 446 Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to the amount of performance and payment bonds required for certain public works contractors.
HB 509 Last Action: Referred to Insurance
Caption: Relating to a plan and procedure to provide performance bonds and payment bonds for certain prime contractors.
HB 791 Last Action: Reported from s/c fav. w/o amdt(s)
Caption: Relating to adoption of programs by political subdivisions to increase participation by minority business enterprises in contract awards.
HB 857 Last Action: Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to the purchase of items by the State Purchasing and General Services Commission or another state agency after publication of a notice inviting bids.
HB 949 Last Action: Laid on table subj. to call in comm.
Caption: Relating to the regulation of transaction involving certain handguns; providing penalties.
HB 950 Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to the proper voting unit for a change of status relating to alcoholic beverages by local option election when the original voting unit no longer exists.
HB 1016 Last Action: Referred to County Affairs
Caption: Relating to the board of hospital managers of the Dallas County Hospital District.
HB 1339 Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to public school programs providing compensatory and remedial instruction, alternative education, and tutorial services and to salaries and salary supplements for teachers who participate in those programs.
HB 1340 Last Action: Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to the posting of information concerning certain state employment opportunities.
HB 1341 Last Action: Postponed in committee
Caption: Relating to the board of trustees of certain junior college districts.
HB 1342 Last Action: Referred to Insurance
Caption: Relating to the requirements and procedures for the reduction of homeowners insurance premiums and to inspectors involved in providing inspections for the reduction of homeowners insurance premiums.
HB 1936 Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the purposes for which revenues from leases for parking beneath freeways are used.
HB 2135 Last Action: Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to investment of the permanent university fund and assets of the Employees Retirement System of Texas and Teacher Retirement System of Texas in corporations doing business in the Republic of South Africa.
HB 2201 Last Action: Reported from s/c favorably w/sub.
Caption: Relating to state contracts with and purchases from small businesses, including those owned by minority group members.
HCR 103 Last Action: Signed by the Governor
Caption: Commending Operation Raleigh.
HJR 56 Last Action: Laid on table subj. to call in comm.
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment relating to the salary of members of the legislature.
HR 203 Caption: Commending Trailways Corporation and the International Association of Chiefs of Police for "Operation Home-Free."
HR 230 Caption: Commending Bishop Rembert Stokes and Nancy Stokes.
HR 231 Caption: Expressing appreciation for donation of billboards to help locate a missing child.
HR 267 Caption: Commending Israel on its efforts to rescue Ethiopian Jews.
HR 365 Caption: Congratulating the T. L. Marsalis Elementary School of Dallas.
HR 476 Caption: Welcoming Prime Minister, Dr. Kennedy Alphonse Simmonds, and Ambassador to the United States and the United Nations, Dr. William V. Herbert, to the Chamber of the House and to the Speaker's podium.
HR 485 Caption: Instructing the House of Representatives to perform a comprehensive interim study of the laws of the State of Texas and the practices of the state and its political subdivisions pertaining to deposits and investments of public funds.
HR 511 Caption: Expressing appreciation to William Y. and Patty Harvey.
69th 2nd Called Session
HB 11 Last Action: Referred to Appropriations
Caption: Relating to a reduction in the salary paid to state officers and employees.
HB 12 Last Action: Referred to Appropriations
Caption: Relating to a reduction in the salary paid to state officers and employees.
68th Regular Session
HB 209 Last Action: Referred to Committee on Business & Commerce
Caption: Relating to a plan and procedure to provide performance bonds and payment bonds for certain prime contractors.
HB 210 Last Action: Effective on . . . . . . . . . .
Caption: Relating to the designation and service of certain public school officials as deputy voter registrars.
HB 211 Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to the purchase of items by the State Purchasing and General Services Commission or another state agency after publication of a notice inviting bids.
HB 213 Last Action: Referred to Committee on Public Education
Caption: Relating to compensation of trustees of independent school districts.
HB 264 Last Action: Referred to Committee on Public Education
Caption: Relating to compensation of trustees of independent school districts.
HB 292 Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to prevention of certain discriminatory employment practices on the basis of race, color, disability, religion, sex, age, or national origin.
HB 293 Last Action: Referred to Committee on State Affairs
Caption: Relating to the discriminatory practices in employment, public accommodations, educational institutions, property transactions, and public contracts on the basis of race, color, disability, religion, sex, age or national origin.
HB 421 Last Action: Referred to Committee on Liquor Regulation
Caption: Relating to the proper voting unit for a change of status relating to alcoholic beverages by local option election when the original voting unit no longer exists.
HB 434 Last Action: Reported from committee favorably without amendments
Caption: Relating to adoption of programs by political subdivisions to increase participation by minority business enterprises in contract awards.
HB 562 Last Action: Laid on the table subject to call
Caption: Relating to the election of all or some of the trustees of certain school districts from single-member trustee districts.
HB 626 Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to the hours for sale and consumption of alcoholic beverages.
HB 643 Last Action: Reported from subcommittee favorably without amendments
Caption: Relating to state contracts with and purchases from small businesses, including those owned by minority group members.
HB 892 Last Action: Referred to Committee on Law Enforcement
Caption: Relating to the regulation of substandard handguns and the creation of offenses and penalties involving those weapons.
HB 902 Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to the regulation of transactions involving certain handguns; providing penalties.
HB 1112 Last Action: No action taken
Caption: Relating to the amount of performance and payment bonds required for certain public works contractors.
HB 1296 Last Action: Laid on the table subject to call
Caption: Relating to the board of hospital managers of the Dallas County Hospital District.
HB 1646 Last Action: Committee laid on table subject to call
Caption: Relating to the requirements and procedures for the reduction of homeowners insurance premiums and to inspectors involved in providing inspections for the reduction of homeowners insurance premiums.
HB 1647 Last Action: Referred to Committee on State Affairs
Caption: Relating to prevention of certain discriminatory employment practices on the basis of race, color, disability, religion, sex, age, or national origin.
HB 1656 Last Action: Referred to Committee on Public Education
Caption: Relating to public school finance.
HB 1848 Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to authorizing the governing body of any independent school district to sell surplus real property of such district and, additionally, at its option, to issue revenue obligations payable from the proceeds of any such sale; enacting other provisions relating to the subject; and declaring an emergency.
HB 2100 Last Action: Referred to Committee on State Affairs
Caption: Relating to a system for the gathering and posting of State job opportunities; providing a process to assure compliance with such system; providing certain sanctions for non-compliance.
HB 2101 Last Action: Referred to Committee on Criminal Jurisprudence
Caption: Relating to the criminal offense of possession, manufacture, transportation, repair, or sale of a specialized handgun bullet.
HR 46 Caption: Congratulating the D. W. Carter High School football team of Dallas.
68th 2nd Called Session
HR 76 Caption: Congratulating Mr. and Mrs. U. S. Starling on their 50th wedding anniversary.
67th Regular Session
HB 327 Last Action: Referred to Committee on State Affairs
Caption: Relating to prevention of certain discriminatory practices in employment and creating a Texas Human Relations Commission.
HB 328 Last Action: Reported from subcommittee with substitute
Caption: Relating to prevention of certain discriminatory practices in employment and creating the Equal Employment Opportunity Division of the Department of Labor and Standards.
HB 329 Last Action: No action taken
Caption: Relating to an assigned risk procedure to provide performance and payment bonds for prime contractors making contracts with the state or a political subdividion.
HB 330 Last Action: Referred to Committee on Public Education
Caption: Removing the prohibition against compensation for trustees of independent school districts.
HB 331 Last Action: Referred to Committee on Insurance
Caption: Relating to an assigned risk procedure to provide performance and payment bonds for prime contractors making contracts with the state of a political subdivision.
HB 332 Last Action: Referred to Committee on State Affairs
Caption: Relating to a state agency's publication of notice of an invitation for bids.
HB 333 Last Action: Reported from subcommittee unfavorably
Caption: Relating to the delivery of handguns.
HB 334 Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to prevention of certain discriminatory practices in employment and creating a Human Relations Division of the Department of Labor and Standards.
HB 335 Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to the designation of certain public school administrators as deputy voter registrars.
HB 336 Last Action: Committee report printed and sent to Committee on Calendars
Caption: Relating to state contracts with and purchases from small businesses, including those owned by minority group members.
HB 337 Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to hours when alcoholic beverages may be sold and consumed in public in certain counties.
HB 338 Last Action: Reported from committee favorably without amendments
Caption: Relating to the election of the board of trustees of certain school districts.
HB 374 Last Action: Referred to Committee on Judiciary
Caption: Relating to actions to partition real property.
HB 1635 Last Action: Comm. report printed & sent to Comm. on Local & Consent Cal.
Caption: Relating to adoption of programs by home rule cities to increase participation by minority business enterprises in contract awards.
HR 22 Caption: Relating to designation of the "Price Daniel, Jr., Committee Room."
HR 61 Caption: Suspending the rules permitting the conference committee on SB 143 to make certain changes.
HR 141 Caption: Expressing concern for the tragic murder of children in Atlanta, Georgia.
67th 1st Called Session
HB 125 Last Action: Referred to Committee on Regions, Compacts, and Districts
Caption: Relating to apportionment of the state into congressional districts.
67th 3rd Called Session
HR 3 Caption: Congratulating Charles Lawrence Reeb.
HR 4 Caption: Congratulating Jeanette and William Forrest Kennedy.
66th Regular Session
HB 120 Last Action: Referred to Committee on Employment Practices
Caption: Relating to prevention of certain discriminatory practices in the employment of persons because of race, color, religion, sex, age, or national origin.
HB 121 Last Action: Referred to Committee on Employment Practices
Caption: Promoting and protecting the welfare of the people of Texas by prevention and elimination of certain unreasonable practices and policies, including discrimination based upon race, color, religion, sex, age, or national origin; providing remedies and penalties; creating a Texas Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, and defining the functions, powers and duties of the Commission; regulation the relation between the Commission and local commissions.
HB 122 Last Action: Referred to Committee on State Affairs
Caption: Promoting and protecting the welfare of the people of Texas by prevention and elimination of certain unreasonable practices and policies, including discrimination based upon race, color, religion, sex, age, or national origin; providing for remedies and penalties; creating a Texas Human Relations Commission, and defining the functions, powers, and duties of the commission; regulating the relation between the commission and local commissions.
HB 123 Last Action: Referred to Committee on Employment Practices
Caption: Relating to prevention of certain discriminatory practices in employment, places of public accommodation, educational institutions, real property transactions, and awarding of public contrats on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, or national origin.
HB 138 Last Action: Referred to Committee on State Affairs
Caption: Relating to the delivery of handguns.
HB 139 Last Action: Referred to Committee on Insurance
Caption: Relating to an assigned risk procedure to provide performance and payment bonds for certain contractors making contracts with the state of a political subdivision.
HB 140 Last Action: Referred to Committee on Public Education
Caption: Removing the prohibition against compensation for trustees of independent school districts.
HB 141 Last Action: Referred to Committee on State Affairs
Caption: Relating to state contracts with and purchases from small businesses, including those owned by minority group members.
HB 206 Last Action: Considered by subcommittee in formal meeting
Caption: Relating to a state agency's publication of notice of an invitation for bids.
HB 222 Last Action: Referred to Committee on Employment Practices
Caption: Relating to prevention of certain discriminatory practices in employment, places of public accommodation, educational institutions, real property transactions, and awarding of public contracts on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, or national origin.
HB 237 Last Action: Referred to Subcommittee on State Employees
Caption: Relating to the maximum length of time for payment of supplies and services purchased by contract with the State Board of Control.
HB 238 Last Action: Referred to Subcommittee on Agencies and Licensing
Caption: Relating to a change of the name of the State Board of Control.
HB 703 Last Action: Considered by subcommittee in formal meeting
Caption: Relating to the election of the board of trustees of certain school districts.
HB 1969 Last Action: Effective on . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Caption: Relating to access and copying of public information.
HB 2272 Last Action: Referred to Committee on Elections
Caption: Relating to the designation of certain public school administrators as deputy voter registrars.
HR 75 Caption: Challenging the Louisiana House of Representatives to a game of basketball.
HR 76 Caption: Challenging the Arkansas House of Representatives to a game of basketball.
HR 77 Caption: Challenging the New Mexico House of Representatives to a game of basketball.
HR 152 Caption: In memory of A. Philip Randolph.
65th Regular Session
HB 353 Last Action: Coauthor authorized
Caption: Removing the prohibition against compensation for trustees of independent school districts.
HB 354 Last Action: Coauthor authorized
Caption: Relating to the establishment of a policy of full employment in Texas; providing for the designation by the governor of certain areas as economic emergency areas; providing for the preparation and selection of contingency plans; providing for the appointment of a coordination officer to assist the governor in implementing economic emergency assitance programs for the area; establishing an Economic Emergency Assistance Fund; and declaring an emergency.
HB 1223 Last Action: Coauthor authorized
Caption: Promoting and protecting the welfare of the people of Texas by prevention and elimination of certain unreasonable practices and policies, including discrimination based upon race, color, religion, sex, age, or national origin; providing for remedies and penalties; creating a Texas Human Relations Commission, and defining the functions, powers, and duties of the commission; regulating the relation between the commission and local commissions.
HB 1224 Last Action: Coauthor authorized
Caption: Promoting and protecting the welfare of the people of Texas by prevention and elimination of certain unreasonable practices and policies, including discrimination based upon race, color, religion, sex, age, or national origin; providing for remedies and penalties; creating a Texas Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, and defining the functions, powers and duties of the Commission; regulation the relation between the Commission and local commissions.
HB 1225 Last Action: Coauthor authorized
Caption: Relating to an assigned risk procedure to provide performance bonds and payment bonds for certain prime contractors entering into certain contracts with the state or a political subdivision of the state.
HB 1226 Last Action: Effective in 90 days
Caption: Relating to creating the Minority Business Enterprise Division of the Texas Industrial Commission and to abolishing the Office of Minority Business Enterprise.
HB 1227 Last Action: Assigned to General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to prevention of certain discriminatory practices in employment, places of public accommodation, educational institutions, and real property transactions and awarding of public contracts on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, or national origin.
HB 1228 Last Action: Referred to Committee on State Affairs
Caption: Relating to prevention of certain discriminatory practices in the employment of persons because of race, color, religion, sex, age, or national origin.
HB 1417 Last Action: Assigned to Consent Calendar
Caption: Changing the name of the State Board of Control.
HB 1418 Last Action: Assigned to Consent Calendar
Caption: Relating to assistance to small businesses.
HB 1419 Last Action: Referred to Committee on State Affairs
Caption: Relating to the maximum length of time for payment of supplies and services purchased by contract with the State Board of Control.
HB 1842 Last Action: Coauthor authorized
Caption: Relating to a state agency's publication of notice of an invitation for bids or a request for proposals for professional or general services.
HB 1843 Last Action: Coauthor authorized
Caption: Relating to the delivery of handguns; providing penalties.
HCR 49 Last Action: Signed by the Governor
Caption: Providing that pictorial exhibit of black citizens who served in Texas Legislature and Constitutional Convention before 1900 be given a place in Capitol for permanent display.
64th Regular Session
HB 527 Last Action: Referred to Committee on Public Education
Caption: Removing the prohibition against compensation for trustees of independent school districts.
HB 1080 Last Action: Considered by subcommittee in formal meeting
Caption: Relating to the creation, powers, duties, and procedure of the Texas Public Utilities Commission.
HB 1692 Last Action: Referred to Committee on Health and Welfare
Caption: Relating to superintendents of state hospitals.
HB 2087 Last Action: Referred to Committee on Criminal Jurisprudence
Caption: Relating to the prohibition of certain presumptions in State courts.
HB 2088 Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Promoting and protecting the welfare of the people of Texas by prevention and elimination of certain unreasonable practices and policies, including discrimination based upon race, color, religion, sex, age, or national origin; providing for remedies and penalties; creating a Texas Human Relations Commission, and defining the functions, powers, and duties of the commission; regulating the relation between the commission and local commissions.
HB 2089 Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Regulating, licensing, and registering handguns; setting forth handgun license and registration requirements; making unlawful the possession, control, manufacture, assembly, importation, transportation or transfer of substandard handguns; providing penalties for violations; authorizing the Director of the Department of Public Safety and the Public Safety Commission to adopt rules and regulations to these effects.
HB 2090 Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to the establishment of a policy of full employment in Texas; providing for the designation by the governor of certain areas as economic emergency areas; providing for the preparation and selection of contingency plans; providing for the appointment of a coordinating officer to assist the governor in implementing economic emergency assistance programs for the area; establishing an Economic Emergency Assistance Fund.
HB 2125 Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Promoting and protecting the welfare of the people of Texas by prevention and elimination of certain unreasonable practices and policies, including discrimination based upon race, color, religion, sex, age, or national origin; providing for remedies and penalties; creating a Texas Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, and defining the functions, powers and duties of the Commission; regulating the relation between the Commission and local commissions.
HCR 36 Last Action: Signed by Governor
Caption: Designating the second week in February as Texas Black History Week.
HCR 45 Last Action: Signed by Governor
Caption: Congratulating Mrs. Velma Brooks.
HCR 47 Last Action: Signed by Governor
Caption: Congratulating Walter F. Cotton.
63rd Regular Session
HB 206 Last Action: Signed by the Governor
Caption: Relating to the method and manner of electing members of the board of education or board of trustees of certain school districts; providing for the creation of single member trustee districts for such certain school districts; providing the time and method of apportionment and redistricting; providing for terms of office; providing for joint elections to be held with certain city elections; providing residency requirements and filling of vacancies; providing election procedures; providing a time for the first election hereunder.
HB 1054 Last Action: Subcommittee hearing date
Caption: Declaring a state policy as to an alternate method of electing the governing bodies of certain municipalities and making findings with respect thereto; providing methods for the adoption of this act by optional and anticipatory referendum elections as to cities under and over 150,000 population and for mandatory and anticipatory referendum elections for cities over 600,000 population; providing procedures for the conduct of elections to adopt this act; stating the method by which by ordinance cities adopting this act may implement a plan of single-member district elections, or combination plans therewith; providing statutory standards and limitations as to the content of said ordinances; providing that certain matters shall continue to be controlled by the charters of cities adopting this Act; specifying the consequences of failure to pass necessary ordinances implementing this Act after its adoption by the voters; specifying the qualifications of candidates desiring to be elected from single-member districts; providing for elections for at large places; providing for compliance by any referendum election; providing for subsequent elections hereunder including provisions for repealing the action of a prior election; providing for severability.
HB 1099 Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to the creation, powers, duties, and procedure of the Texas Public Utilities Commission.
HB 1523 Last Action: Referred to Committee on State Affairs
Caption: Relating to the creation, powers, and duties of the Texas Commission on Equal Employment Opportunity; and declaring an emergency.
HR 31 Caption: Creating a special committee to investigate all aspects of the administration of Prairie View A&M College.