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Legislation authored by Don Rains

Includes legislation with Don Rains as the primary author for the 64th through 67th Legislatures. For other types of authorship, search the Legislative Archive System.

67th Regular Session
HB 468 Last Action: Coauthor authorized
Caption: Relating to student fees for bus service at Southwest Texas State University.
HB 613 Last Action: Subcommittee laid on table subject to call
Caption: Relating to an increase in benefits for certain annuitants of the Employees Retirement System of Texas.
HB 645 Last Action: Laid on the table subject to call
Caption: Relating to incorporation of an area as a municipality with out the consent of the municipality in whose extraterritorial jurisdiction the area is located.
HB 1205 Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to casing that may be used in drilling for oil and gas.
HB 1206 Last Action: Postponed
Caption: Relating to verification of absentee ballots.
HB 1232 Last Action: Subcommittee laid on table subject to call
Caption: Relating to the budget and the method of selecting the board of directors of an appraisal district.
HB 1233 Last Action: Laid on the table subject to call
Caption: Relating to license fees for persons selling citrus fruits.
HB 1234 Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the family farm and ranch security loan program.
HB 1453 Last Action: Effective on . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Caption: Relating to the regulation of the vegetable and citrus industry and the administration of the produce recovery fund.
HB 1553 Last Action: No action taken
Caption: Relating to the appropriation of certain fees to the Texas Department of Health for the administration of the Home Health Services Act.
HB 1768 Last Action: Postponed
Caption: Relating to the approval of proclamation of the Parks and Wildlife Commission by the Commissioners Court of Hays County.
HB 1769 Last Action: No action taken
Caption: Relating to the approval of proclamations of the Parks and Wildlife Commission by the Commissioners Court of Blanco County.
HJR 50 Last Action: Committee laid on table subject to call
Caption: Relating to the Permanent University Fund and establishing the Higher Education Permanent Fund.
HJR 51 Last Action: Committee laid on table subject to call
Caption: Relating to the Permanent University Fund and establishing the Higher Education Permanent Fund.
HR 36 Caption: In memory of Richard Yancey Barnhart.
HR 69 Caption: In memory of Bill Stribling.
HR 91 Caption: Congratulating the State Bank and Trust Company of San Marcos, Texas.
HR 112 Caption: Commending sponsors and participants of the Sixth Annual Cancer Bowl.
HR 225 Caption: Congratulating Charles Matus.
HR 308 Caption: In memory of Charles Wayne Dean.
HR 372 Caption: Suspending certain rules to enable consideration of the Conference Committee report on HB 656.
67th 1st Called Session
HB 128 Last Action: Referred to Committee on Ways & Means
Caption: Relating to the budget and the method of selecting the board of directors of an appraisal district.
HB 137 Last Action: Referred to Committee on Ways & Means
Caption: Relating to the distribution of excess proceeds of tax sales.
HB 147 Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to an appropriation to Southwest Texas State University to repair or replace facilities and equipment destroyed or damaged by flood.
HB 153 Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to an appropriation to the Parks and Wildlife Department for the purpose of fixing ponds and facilities at the San Marcos fish hatchery.
HR 52 Caption: Congratulating Dr. Norma R. Foreman.
67th 3rd Called Session
HR 13 Caption: In memory of Mac Howard.
66th Regular Session
HB 404 Last Action: Referred to Committee on Judicial Affairs
Caption: Relating to creation of the county court at law of Medina County.
HB 491 Last Action: Failed to pass to third reading
Caption: Relating to homestead exemptions.
HB 546 Last Action: Effective on . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Caption: Relating to membership on the board of trustees of the Teacher Retirement System of Texas.
HB 554 Last Action: Postponed
Caption: Relating to exemption of certain educational facilities and religious organizations from licensing requirements for child care facilities.
HB 922 Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to the physician's certification of sickness or physical disability for absentee voting.
HB 923 Last Action: Effective on . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Caption: Relating to procedures for accounting for ballots supplied for absentee voting.
HB 1008 Last Action: Scheduled for future calendar placement
Caption: Relating to regulation of vegetable brokers and dealers; providing a penalty.
HB 1011 Last Action: Scheduled for future calendar placement
Caption: Relating to regulation of citrus fruit brokers and dealers.
HB 1043 Last Action: Sent to Local and Consent Calendar Committee
Caption: Relating to an exemption from the Private Investigators and Private Security Agencies Act of licensed electricians who install smoke or fire detectors in residences.
HB 1288 Last Action: Coauthor authorized
Caption: Relating to higher education authorities created for the purpose of acquiring student loan notes.
HB 1289 Last Action: Referred to Committee on State Affairs
Caption: Relating to radar detection devices; providing a penalty.
HB 1425 Last Action: Failed to pass to third reading
Caption: Relating to regulation of sellers and growers of nursery products and nursery stock; providing a penalty.
HB 1426 Last Action: Effective on . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Caption: Relating to a student center fee at Southwest Texas State University.
HB 1593 Last Action: Considered by committee in public hearing
Caption: Relating to peace officers of water districts.
HB 1675 Last Action: Referred to Committee on Economic Development
Caption: Relating to the collection of specific information concerning optional retirement program participants.
HB 1676 Last Action: Referred to Committee on State Affairs
Caption: Relating to collection of federal or private funds for retirement contributions; providing a penalty.
HB 2095 Last Action: Referred to Committee on Judicial Affairs
Caption: Relating to the compensation of the official court reporters of the district courts.
HB 2176 Last Action: Effective on . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Caption: Relating to creation of the County Court at Law of Medina County.
HB 2186 Last Action: Vetoed by the Governor
Caption: Relating to the approval of the Commissioners Court of Hays County of hunting and fishing regulations.
HB 2187 Last Action: Effective on . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Caption: Relating to the jurisdiction of the County Court at Law of Hays County.
HB 2224 Last Action: Scheduled for future calendar placement
Caption: Relating to compensation of the director and deputy director of the Office of State-Federal Relations.
HCR 81 Last Action: Signed by the Governor
Caption: Commemorating the 75th anniversary of Southwest Texas State University.
HJR 41 Last Action: Coauthor authorized
Caption: To repeal and prohibit all state ad valorem taxes on any property within this state.
HJR 45 Last Action: Laid on the table subject to call
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment to provide for refinancing of a homestead.
HJR 64 Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment to provide for higher annual salaries for the lieutenant governor and the speaker of the house of representatives.
HJR 104 Last Action: Coauthor authorized
Caption: Relating to state ad valorem taxes and funding for land acquisition and construction at public institutions of higher education.
HR 17 Caption: Extending wishes for speedy recuperation to Pat Atkinson, wife of Representative Hamp Atkinson; Ouida Smith, wife of Representative Carlyle Smith; and Ruth Brown, wife of Representative Al Brown.
HR 101 Caption: Recognizing the Fourth Annual Cancer Bowl.
HR 140 Caption: In memory of Herbert A. Yarbrough, Jr.
65th Regular Session
HB 204 Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to financing public school education, including determination of the local share of the cost of the Foundation School Program, determination of a school district's total taxable value of property, temporary restrictions on certain school districts' tax rates, state equalization aid for program enrichment, and state aid for compensatory education.
HB 445 Last Action: Referred to Subcommittee on Judicial Districts
Caption: Relating to the creation of the 240th Judicial District composed of Atascosa, Frio, Karnes, La Salle, and Wilson counties.
HB 716 Last Action: Referred to Committee on Public Education
Caption: Relating to allocating funds to school districts under the Foundation School Program to provide for the education of students who reside in orphanages or children's home.
HB 775 Last Action: Considered by subcommittee in formal meeting
Caption: Relating to appointment of the juvenile court judge for a county.
HB 882 Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Making an appropriation to Southwest Texas State University.
HB 883 Last Action: Effective in 90 days
Caption: Relating to the authority of incorporated city or town to annex a municipal reservoir.
HB 950 Last Action: Referred to Committee on Education
Caption: Relating to creating a separate governing board for Southwest Texas State University and removing the university from the Texas State University System.
HB 1415 Last Action: Referred to Committee on Natural Resources
Caption: Relating to extensions of gas utility service by certain municipally owned gas utilities.
HB 1455 Last Action: Referred to Subcommittee on Wildlife Preservation
Caption: Relating to the approval of the Commissioners Court of Blanco County of the proclamations of the Parks and Wildlife Commission.
HB 1456 Last Action: Effective in 90 days
Caption: Relating to the elimination of a special archery season in Blanco County.
HB 1743 Last Action: Effective in 90 days
Caption: Providing for changes of content in general primary and general election ballot up to 40 days prior to date of election.
HB 1744 Last Action: Referred to Committee on Intergovernmental Affairs
Caption: Relating to county regulation of subdivisions in unincorporated areas on a local option election basis; providing a penalty.
HB 1745 Last Action: Effective on . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Caption: Relating to regulation of dealers in vegetables and fruit grown in this state.
HB 2219 Last Action: Effective in 90 days
Caption: Relating to the regulatory authority of the Parks and Wildlife Department over wildlife resources in Kendall County.
65th 2nd Called Session
HJR 29 Last Action: Referred to Committee on Constitutional Amendments
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment to exempt from ad valorem taxation $25,000 of the value of certain nonbusiness tangible personal property.
HJR 54 Last Action: Referred to Committee on Constitutional Amendments
Caption: Repealing and prohibiting all state ad valorem taxes on any property within this state by amending the Texas Constitution; establishing the State Higher Education Fund.
HR 8 Caption: Relating to creating an interim committee to study the state ad valorem tax to finance construction of colleges and universities.
64th Regular Session
HB 612 Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to abolishing the office of county superintendent of schools in Medina County.
HB 731 Last Action: Referred to Committee on State Affairs
Caption: Relating to the transfer or sale of surplus and salvage equipment or material.
HB 1590 Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to compensation paid to the owners of cattle exposed to bovine brucellosis.
HB 1748 Last Action: Referred to Subcommittee on Judicial Districts
Caption: Relating to the creation of the constitutional office of Criminal District Attorney of Hays County; abolishing the office of County Attorney of Hays County.
HB 1938 Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Authorizing the Board of Regents, State Senior Colleges, for and in behalf of Southwest Texas State University to acquire a tract of land consisting of 17 acres, more or less, which is part of former Camp Gary in Caldwell County, Texas.
HCR 127 Last Action: Signed by Governor
Caption: Creating a special interim committee to study means of stimulating and developing the textile industry in Texas.
HR 200 Caption: Commending Russell Kelley and his staff.