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Legislation authored by Bob Davis

Includes legislation with Bob Davis as the primary author for the 63rd through 67th Legislatures. For other types of authorship, search the Legislative Archive System.

67th Regular Session
HB 637 Last Action: Referred to Committee on Finance
Caption: Relating to additional inheritance tax and the federal tax credit.
HB 718 Last Action: Committee laid on table subject to call
Caption: Relating to the disposition of revenue collected or received by the railroad commission.
HB 872 Last Action: Effective on . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Caption: Relating to the elimination of the tax clearance fund and certain tax enforcement funds and to the disposition and allocation of certain state revenue.
HB 1093 Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the deposit requirements for foreign casualty insurers.
HB 1094 Last Action: Laid on the table subject to call
Caption: Relating to the platting and replatting and recording of real estate subdivisions.
HB 1140 Last Action: No action taken
Caption: Relating to the regulation of abortional acts, pref. no. 47.
HB 1141 Last Action: Laid on the table subject to call
Caption: Relating to the applicability of standards for barrier-free buildings.
HB 1447 Last Action: Coauthor authorized
Caption: Relating to cleanup of certain abandoned disposal facilities.
HB 1460 Last Action: Laid on the table subject to call
Caption: Relating to the administration and collection of sales and use taxes.
HB 1461 Last Action: Committee laid on table subject to call
Caption: Relating to the adminstration and collection of taxes.
HB 1623 Last Action: Effective on . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Caption: Relating to the disposition of funds collected or received by certain state agencies.
HB 1677 Last Action: Effective on . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Caption: Relating to the correction of statutory references to the General Appropriations Act.
HB 1708 Last Action: Effective on . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Caption: Adopting Title 2, Tax Code, a nonsubstantive revision of the statute relating to the imposition, collection and enforcement of, and the allocation of revenue from state taxes, other than ad valorem property taxes.
HB 1838 Last Action: Effective on . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Caption: Relating to local sales and use taxation of certain property and the definition of the place of business of a retailer under local sales and use taxes.
HB 1839 Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to tuition at state supported institutions of higher education.
HB 2013 Last Action: Referred to Committee on Health Services
Caption: Relating to liability of physicians who administer emergency medical care.
HB 2014 Last Action: Effective on . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Caption: Relating to premium taxes on certain insurance companies.
HB 2017 Last Action: Committee laid on table subject to call
Caption: Relating to creation of the Texas Legislative Tax Board.
HB 2108 Last Action: Effective on . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Caption: Relating to conforming Title 2, Tax Code, to enactments of the 67th Legislature.
HB 2140 Last Action: Referred to Committee on Ways & Means
Caption: Relating to raising revenue for the support of state government and to the imposition, collection, administration, civil and criminal enforcement, and allocation of various state and local taxes.
HB 2361 Last Action: Committee report printed and sent to Committee on Calendars
Caption: Relating to funds for the administration of certain public retirement systems.
HCR 40 Last Action: Referred to Committee on Rules
Caption: Creating a committee to designate a Texas State Artist.
HCR 70 Last Action: Signed by the Governor
Caption: Commending Robert E. Johnson, former executive director of the Texas Legislative Council.
HCR 121 Last Action: Signed by the Governor
Caption: Granting Allstate Insurance Company permission to sue the state.
HCR 149 Last Action: Signed by the Governor
Caption: Authorizing either house to adjourn from April 15 through April 20.
HR 7 Caption: Relating to the adoption of permanent rules of the House of Representatives of the 67th Legislature.
67th 1st Called Session
HB 17 Last Action: Posting rule suspended
Caption: Relating to designation of a depository for an appraisal district.
HB 18 Last Action: Posting rule suspended
Caption: Relating to appraisal of agricultural land and timberland.
HB 19 Last Action: Posting rule suspended
Caption: Relating to the form in which certain property tax records are to be retained and made available to the public.
HB 20 Last Action: Posting rule suspended
Caption: Relating to compensation of a taxing unit that assesses or collects property taxes for another taxing unit.
HB 21 Last Action: Posting rule suspended
Caption: Relating to administration of property taxation for transportation business intangibles and railroad rolling stock that is appraised centrally for the entire state.
HB 22 Last Action: Posting rule suspended
Caption: Relating to the number of members of an appraisal review board.
HB 23 Last Action: Posting rule suspended
Caption: Relating to disapproval by taxing units of actions of an appraisal district board of directors.
HB 24 Last Action: Posting rule suspended
Caption: Relating to recovery of certain expenses incurred by a taxing unit in a suit to collect delinquent taxes.
HB 25 Last Action: Posting rule suspended
Caption: Relating to notice of certain delinquent property taxes.
HB 26 Last Action: Posting rule suspended
Caption: Relating to a charge for a check or money order accepted in payment of property taxes that is not duly paid or honored.
HB 27 Last Action: Posting rule suspended
Caption: Relating to the definition of "residence homestead" for purposes of property taxation.
HB 28 Last Action: Posting rule suspended
Caption: Relating to the procedure for protesting actions of property tax appraisers before a board of equalization.
HB 29 Last Action: Posting rule suspended
Caption: Relating to exempting implements of farming and ranching from ad valorem taxation in certain situations.
HB 63 Last Action: Referred to Committee on Ways & Means
Caption: Relating to termination of a qualification for joint taxation of separate interests in minerals in place.
HB 64 Last Action: Referred to Committee on Ways & Means
Caption: Relating to appraisal by an appraisal office of property in a small taxing unit for purposes other than taxation.
HB 65 Last Action: Referred to Committee on Ways & Means
Caption: Relating to limitations on increases in property taxes.
HB 66 Last Action: Referred to Committee on Ways & Means
Caption: Relating to the right of a taxing unit to appeal certain determinations by an appraisal review board.
HB 67 Last Action: Referred to Committee on Ways & Means
Caption: Relating to a refund for overpayment or erroneous payment of property tax.
HB 68 Last Action: Referred to Committee on Ways & Means
Caption: Relating to penalties or interest on delinquent property taxes or on back taxes on property that escaped taxation in preceding years.
HB 69 Last Action: Referred to Committee on Ways & Means
Caption: Relating to the use of aggregate mean levels of appraisals for property.
HB 70 Last Action: Referred to Committee on Ways & Means
Caption: Relating to mandatory examination of appraisal records by appraisal review boards.
HB 71 Last Action: Referred to Committee on Ways & Means
Caption: Relating to an additional penalty to pay costs of collection of certain delinquent property taxes.
HB 72 Last Action: Referred to Committee on Ways & Means
Caption: Relating to the availability of discounts or split-payment options for certain property taxes.
HB 73 Last Action: Referred to Committee on Ways & Means
Caption: Relating to appointment of members of an appraisal district board of directors.
HB 74 Last Action: Referred to Committee on Ways & Means
Caption: Relating to participation in only one appraisal district by a taxing unit with territory in more than one county.
HB 75 Last Action: Referred to Committee on Ways & Means
Caption: Relating to the legal status of an appraisal district.
HB 76 Last Action: Referred to Committee on Ways & Means
Caption: Relating to contracting with an attorney to enforce collection of delinquent ad valorem taxes.
HB 77 Last Action: Referred to Committee on Ways & Means
Caption: Relating to qualification for an exemption from property taxation as a charitable organization, school, religious organization, or youth development association.
HB 78 Last Action: Referred to Committee on Ways & Means
Caption: Relating to an exemption from property taxation for property held for use in the development of a medical center area.
HB 79 Last Action: Referred to Committee on Ways & Means
Caption: Relating to exemption from property taxation for certain solar and wind-powered energy devices.
HB 80 Last Action: Referred to Committee on Ways & Means
Caption: Relating to enforced collection of delinquent property taxes by an attorney.
HB 81 Last Action: Referred to Committee on Ways & Means
Caption: Relating to property renditions, reports, and inspections.
HB 82 Last Action: Referred to Committee on Ways & Means
Caption: Relating to reappraisal of property damaged in a natural disaster during a tax year.
HB 83 Last Action: Referred to Committee on Ways & Means
Caption: Relating to cancellation of a subdivision.
HB 84 Last Action: Referred to Committee on Ways & Means
Caption: Relating to notice to a property owner of the appraised value of his property for tax purposes.
HB 85 Last Action: Referred to Committee on Ways & Means
Caption: Relating to the budget and financing of an appraisal district.
HB 86 Last Action: Referred to Committee on Ways & Means
Caption: Relating to appraisal for property taxation of land restricted to use for recreational, park, or scenic purposes.
HB 87 Last Action: Referred to Committee on Ways & Means
Caption: Relating to implementing the constitutional requirement for single appraisal of property and single equalization of valuations of property for ad valorem tax purposes.
HB 88 Last Action: Referred to Committee on Ways & Means
Caption: Relating to revising the time for performance or exercise of certain duties or rights that concern property tax and its administration.
HB 89 Last Action: Referred to Committee on Ways & Means
Caption: Relating to the taxation of property owned by a state agency or institution and not used for public purposes.
HB 90 Last Action: Referred to Committee on Ways & Means
Caption: Relating to revising various provisions of Section 1, S.B. No. 621, Acts of the 66th Legislature, 1979.
HB 101 Last Action: Referred to Committee on Ways & Means
Caption: Relating to property tax relief not claimed in 1979 in connection with residence homestead exemptions.
66th Regular Session
HB 272 Last Action: Effective on . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Caption: Relating to grants and loans by the Texas Aeronautics Commission.
HB 690 Last Action: Considered by subcommittee in public hearing
Caption: Relating to the imposition, rate, collection, administration, and civil and criminal enforcement of taxes on uranium.
HB 691 Last Action: Referred to Committee on State Affairs
Caption: Relating to the method of payment of damages in certain court action.
HB 692 Last Action: Referred to Subcommittee on Malpractice
Caption: Relating to the Medical Disclosure Panel.
HB 693 Last Action: Referred to Committee on State Affairs
Caption: Relating to reduction of damage awards in certain civil suits.
HB 818 Last Action: Reported from committee favorably without amendments
Caption: Relating to the platting and replatting and recording of real estate subdivisions; providing for validation of all prior approved subdivisions and resubdivisions; providing for partial inapplicability; providing a severability clause.
HB 847 Last Action: Considered by committee in public hearing
Caption: Relating to the purchase of electricity for use in the state buildings.
HB 935 Last Action: Considered by committee in public hearing
Caption: Relating to deposit requirements for foreign casualty insurers.
HB 936 Last Action: Referred to Committee on State Affairs
Caption: Relating to regulation of public utilities.
HB 937 Last Action: Recommitted to committee
Caption: Relating to the regulation of insurance rates and certain persons and organizations establishing those rates.
HB 998 Last Action: Laid on the table
Caption: Relating to creation of the Texas Legislative Tax Board.
HB 1051 Last Action: Considered by committee in public hearing
Caption: Relating to disposition of funds collected or received by certain state agencies.
HB 1060 Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to implementation of The Tax Relief Amendment to the Texas Constitution.
HB 1150 Last Action: Effective on . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Caption: Relating to the procedure for contesting an election for the office of state senator or representative.
HB 1226 Last Action: Referred to Subcommittee on Revenue Administration
Caption: Relating to the imposition, levy, and collection of sales use taxes by cities and metropolitan rapid transit authorities.
HB 1353 Last Action: Referred to Committee on Insurance
Caption: Relating to the countersigning of insurance policies by certain insurance agents.
HB 1390 Last Action: Referred to Committee on Insurance
Caption: Relating to the authority of certain insurers to invest in obligations, certificates, and other instruments of transportation companies.
HB 1735 Last Action: Effective on . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Caption: Relating to the state's liability for and defense of claims based on certain conduct of persons serving on the governing boards of foundations, corporations, or associations at the request and on behalf of The University of Texas System.
HB 1812 Last Action: Effective on . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Caption: Relating to the state's right of recovery from third parties for the costs of medical assistance and providing penalties.
HB 1813 Last Action: Referred to Committee on Ways & Means
Caption: Relating to the repeal of certain taxes and the reduction in the rates of certain taxes.
HB 1893 Last Action: Comm. report printed and sent to Committee on Calendars
Caption: Relating to th motor vehicles sales and use tax; providing penalties.
HB 2043 Last Action: Referred to Committee on Energy Resources
Caption: Relating to the purchase by the state of the share of the city of Austin in the South Texas Nuclear Project.
HB 2239 Last Action: Reported from committee favorably without amendments
Caption: Concerning the taxation of the gross premium receipts of certain companies transacting the business of insurance in this state other than the business of life, accident, and health insurance.
HCR 11 Last Action: Referred to Committee on Administration
Caption: Adopting the joint rules of the 66th Legislature.
HJR 65 Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment relating to the power of initiative.
HR 6 Caption: Relating to the election contest for district 57H.
65th Regular Session
HB 604 Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to the period of time in which an employer may respond to claims for unemployment compensation.
HB 605 Last Action: Considered by subcommittee in formal meeting
Caption: Relating to the amount that a retailer under the Limited Sales Excise and Use Tax is entitled to deduct from tax payments to the comptroller as reimbursement for collection of the state tax if those collections are paid to the state when due and payable.
HB 606 Last Action: Assigned to General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to depreciation of certain property owned by a state bank.
HB 607 Last Action: Failed to pass to third reading
Caption: Relating to residence requirements for purposes of tuition fees at institutions of higher education.
HB 608 Last Action: Reported from subcommittee favorably without amendments
Caption: Relating to imposition of retaliatory taxes on certain insurers.
HB 721 Last Action: Assigned to General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to the licensure of public adjusters for compensation.
HB 722 Last Action: Referred to Committee on Economic Development
Caption: Relating to medical professional liability and insurance.
HB 723 Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to notice and negotiation of certain malpractice claims against certain health care providers.
HB 724 Last Action: Referred to Committee on Economic Development
Caption: Relating to the time for filing certain health care liability claims.
HB 725 Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to hospital and clinics rather than certain persons being named as defendants in certain lawsuits and assuming responsibility for acts of negligence.
HB 726 Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to limitation of liability for pain and suffering of certain health care providers.
HB 727 Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to the amount demanded in actions to recover unliquidated damages.
HB 728 Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to itemizing damage awards in certain court actions.
HB 729 Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to reduction of damage awards in suits against certain health care providers.
HB 730 Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to the method for payment of damages in certain court actions.
HB 731 Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to arbitration of certain disputes, controversies, and issues in which certain health care providers, hospitals, or their agents and employees as defined in this Act are involved arising out of or resulting from injury or death of a person.
HB 732 Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to review of certain malpractice claims against health care providers, as defined in this Act, by medical review panels.
HB 733 Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to provide additional disciplinary power of and reporting procedures to the Texas State Board of Medical Examiners; providing a penalty.
HB 734 Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to the creation, appointment, operation, powers, duties, and authority of district committees of the Texas State Board of Medical Examiners.
HB 735 Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to standardized policy forms and approved endorsements for professional liability insurance policies.
HB 736 Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to coverage of punitive damages in certain policies and contracts of liability insurance.
HB 737 Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to surcharges on insureds under certain policies of professional liability insurance.
HB 738 Last Action: Laid on the table subject to call
Caption: Relating to the coverage, powers, duties, operation, and financing of the Texas Medical Liability Insurance Underwriting Association.
HB 739 Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to self-insurance against claims arising out of rendering of failure to render medical care of services by certain persons.
HB 740 Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to written agreements, contracts, and warranties of cure.
HB 741 Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to the creation, control, management, and operation of a patient's compensation fund.
HB 826 Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to minimum salaries for personnel employed under the Foundation School Program.
HB 827 Last Action: Reported from subcommittee favorably with amendments
Caption: Relating to activities exempted from the railroad commission's jurisdiction over common carriers.
HB 838 Last Action: Referred to Committee on Insurance
Caption: Relating to certain investments of domestic life insurance companies.
HB 839 Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to raising revenue for the support of state government; providing a certain exemption from the state inheritance tax; permitting certain tax credits and tax refunds to or for the benefit of certain utilities; providing for the reduction of certain utility charges; imposing an alternate tax on producers of natural gas; exempting from the state sales tax gas and electricity used for residential and commercial purposes; permitting the imposition of a sales and use tax on gas and electricity used for residential and commercial purposes under the Local Sales and Use Tax Act.
HB 852 Last Action: Referred to Committee on Insurance
Caption: Relating to permitting insurance companies to acquire, secure, hold, and retain producing mineral interests under certain conditions.
HB 853 Last Action: Considered by committee in public hearing
Caption: Relating to the validation of actions of city governments within counties of 1,000,000 persons or more with respect to the boundaries of those cities; and declaring an emergency.
HB 886 Last Action: Referred to Subcommittee on Motor Transportation
Caption: Relating to the regulation of bicyclists.
HB 1091 Last Action: Reported from subcommittee favorably with amendments
Caption: Relating to the regulation of insurance rates and certain persons and organizations establishing those rates.
HB 1177 Last Action: Effective in 90 days
Caption: Relating to groups that may be insured under certain group life insurance.
HB 1203 Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to ad valorem taxation of certain private leaseholds in publicly owned property.
HB 1213 Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to annexation, operation, and financing of certain seperately defined areas of the Irving Flood Control District of Dallas County, Texas.
HB 1384 Last Action: Effective on . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Caption: Relating to the organization, operation, and regulation of certain nonprofit health service companies.
HB 1532 Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to the allocation of certain tax revenue to the foundation school fund.
HB 1665 Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to the appeal of a conviction after a plea of guilty or nolo contendere.
HB 1849 Last Action: Effective in 90 days
Caption: Providing for the calculation of adjusted premiums of insuance policies; providing for incerased interest rates in nonforfeiture calculations.
HB 1850 Last Action: Effective in 90 days
Caption: Relating to providing standards for the valuation of the reserve liabilities for certain policies and contracts of insurance and annuity and pure endowment contracts; providing an effective date or, in the alternative designation of effective date by insurance companies.
HB 1851 Last Action: Referred to Committee on Insurance
Caption: Relating to the payment of expenses of investigations; providing for investigations as to cancellation of agency contracts by fire and casualty insuarnce companies.
HB 1852 Last Action: Effective in 90 days
Caption: Enacting the Standard Non-forfeiture Law for Individual Deferred Annuities, prescribing requirements for the computation of non-forfeiture benefits and cash surrender values for individual deferred annuities.
HB 1853 Last Action: Referred to Committee on Insurance
Caption: Providing for the payment of expenses of investigation by insurer, providing for the payment of expenses of investigation by insurer, providing for the confidentiality of investigation, complaints, and correspondence received in course of investigation.
HB 1858 Last Action: Considered by subcommittee in formal meeting
Caption: Relating to reporting certain information about a transfer of real property as a condition of recordation of the instrument of transfer.
HB 1874 Last Action: Assigned to General State Calendar
Caption: Amending Article 21.11-2, Texas Insurance Code of 1951, as amended, by changing the obligation of an agent to remit premiums, under certain circumstances.
HB 1882 Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to credit in the Employees Retirement System of Texas for certain military service.
HB 2015 Last Action: Effective in 90 days
Caption: Relating to the Advisory Board appointed by the Commissioner of Insurance.
HCR 38 Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Requesting the Supreme Court of Texas to study the regulation of contingent fee arrangements and desirability of a sliding scale.
HCR 52 Last Action: Motion withdrawn
Caption: Adopting the Joint Rules of the 65th Legislature.
HCR 149 Last Action: Signed by the Governor
Caption: Inviting former President Gerald Ford to address a joint session of the House and Senate of the Texas Legislature on Tuesday, May 3, 1977.
HCR 162 Last Action: Referred to Committee on Judicial Affairs
Caption: Granting Missouri-Pacific Railroad permission to sue the state.
65th 1st Called Session
HCR 15 Last Action: Signed by the Governor
Caption: Providing for sine die adjournment at 6:00 p.m., July 21, 1977.
65th 2nd Called Session
HB 20 Last Action: Referred to Committee on Calendars
Caption: Relating to a limitation on increases in total property tax revenues by local taxing units.
HCR 11 Last Action: Signed by the Governor
Caption: Granting Charles Edwards permission to sue the state.
HJR 23 Last Action: Considered by committee in public hearing
Caption: Proposing an amendment of the Texas Constitution to replace the 10-cent state property tax for college construction with a dedicated state higher education assistance fund.
HJR 48 Last Action: Referred to Committee on Constitutional Amendments
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment relating to the power of initiative.
HR 22 Caption: Congratulating the Dallas Cowboys.
64th Regular Session
HB 204 Last Action: Laid on the table subject to call
Caption: Relating to the use of misrepresentations contained in an application for an insurance policy or contract to defeat a claim under the policy or contract.
HB 208 Last Action: Returned from the Governor
Caption: Relating to riding bicycles on sidewalks.
HB 898 Last Action: Reported from subcommittee favorably without amendments
Caption: Relating to court-ordered visitation by grandparents.
HB 899 Last Action: Effective in 90 days
Caption: Relating to certificate of title for motorcycles.
HB 1027 Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to the regulation of parking on driveways and grounds of the state capitol.
HB 1142 Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to salaries for personnel employed in regional day school programs for the deaf.
HB 1794 Last Action: Considered by committee in public hearing
Caption: Relating to applicability of the Managing General Agents' Licensing Act to certain business corporations.
HB 1795 Last Action: Referred to Committee on Revenue and Taxation
Caption: Relating to the method of reporting taxes under the Limited Sales, Excise and Use Tax Act for certain retail grocers.
HB 2024 Last Action: Referred to Committee on Revenue and Taxation
Caption: Relating to providing an exemption from the franchise tax for certain organizations described in Section 501(c) (3),(4),(5),(6), or (7), of the Internal Revenue Code of 1954.
HB 2066 Last Action: Considered by committee in public hearing
Caption: Relating to the payment of commissions to professional corporations whose shareholders are licensed life insurance agents.
HR 9 Caption: Assigning permanent desks and offices for members of the House.
HR 12 Caption: Adopting the permanent rules of the House of Representatives, 64th Legislature, Regular Session.
HR 195 Caption: Amending the House rules to allow the Speaker to authorize select committees.
HR 218 Caption: Commending Jim Reynolds and his staff.
63rd Regular Session
HB 927 Last Action: Referred to Committee on Insurance
Caption: Relating to certain insurance coverage for newborn children.
63rd 1st Called Session
HB 1 Last Action: Votes recorded
Caption: Authorizing the State Highway Commission to establish maximum speed limits.
HCR 7 Last Action: Referred to Committee on House Administration
Caption: Concerning the installation of telephones at the Members' desks for the Constitutional Convention.