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Legislation authored by Joe Straus

Includes legislation with Joe Straus as the primary author for the 79th through 85th Legislatures. For other types of authorship, search the Legislative Archive System.

85th Regular Session
HR 17 Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: In memory of Joseph Ray Perry of Paint Creek.
HR 48 Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: In memory of Barbara Lynn Stephenson, wife of State Representative Phil Stephenson.
HR 49 Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: In memory of Barbara "Babs" Nesbitt Miller, wife of State Representative Rick Miller.
83rd Regular Session
HR 1965 Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Congratulating Melanie Trostel on her selection as a Distinguished College Scholar by The University of Texas at Austin.
83rd 1st Called Session
HR 182 Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Congratulating Dr. Anthony John Sherwood Corbet on his retirement from the Pediatrix Medical Group of San Antonio.
82nd Regular Session
HR 483 Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: In memory of Janette Overton Dixon of San Antonio.
HR 559 Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Commemorating the 20th anniversary of the Caring for Children Foundation of Texas and commending all those associated with that organization.
HR 1348 Last Action: Withdrawn from calendar
Caption: Expressing the importance of pedestrian safety and driver awareness and welcoming the Alamo Council of the Blind to the Capitol.
HR 1660 Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Expressing the importance of pedestrian safety and driver awareness and welcoming the American Council of the Blind to the Capitol.
HR 2580 Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Congratulating Superintendent Richard Middleton on his retirement from the North East Independent School District in San Antonio.
81st Regular Session
HB 122 Last Action: Referred to Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Caption: Relating to the use of certain court costs in a criminal case for municipal programs enhancing public safety and security.
HB 135 Last Action: Referred to Elections
Caption: Relating to the elimination of straight-party voting.
HB 346 Last Action: Filed
Caption: Relating to the refund of the sales taxes imposed on real property repair and remodeling services for certain energy efficient facilities.
HB 347 Last Action: Filed
Caption: Relating to the establishment of railroad quiet zones outside the boundaries of certain municipalities.
HCR 123 Last Action: Signed by the Governor
Caption: Honoring the recipients of the 2009 Texas Medal of Arts Awards.
HR 4 Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: In memory of Dulcenea Maria "Nellie" Munoz of Georgetown.
HR 498 Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Congratulating Alan W. Dreeben of San Antonio on his receipt of the Chairman's Award from the Texas State University System.
HR 1139 Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Congratulating Dr. Lee E. Henderson on the occasion of his retirement from Prairie View A&M University.
HR 1279 Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Commemorating the 200th anniversary of the birth of Louis Braille and recognizing the Braille Revival League of Texas.
HR 2261 Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Congratulating Representative Norma Chavez on her graduation from The University of Texas at Austin in May 2009.
HR 2416 Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Commemorating the baptism of Ella Rachel Drai of Houston.
80th Regular Session
HB 360 Last Action: Referred to Civil Practices
Caption: Relating to venue in civil actions brought under the federal Employer's Liability Act or the Jones Act.
HB 575 Last Action: Referred to Public Education
Caption: Relating to the eligibility of certain foster care children to attend prekindergarten classes.
HB 735 Last Action: Effective on . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Caption: Relating to the discontinuation of the Telecommunications Infrastructure Fund.
HB 736 Last Action: Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the applicability of the Texas no-call list to campaign-related calls made using an automated telephone dialing system.
HB 1081 Last Action: Referred to Transportation
Caption: Relating to the establishment and operation of a motor bus-only lane program.
HB 1082 Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to a pilot program to require reporting of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus.
HB 1217 Last Action: Laid on the table subject to call
Caption: Relating to allowing a municipal electric utility to enter into hedging contracts for certain commodities.
HB 2132 Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the creation of a diabetes mellitus registry pilot program.
HB 2567 Last Action: Recalled from subcommittee
Caption: Relating to energy savings performance contracts.
HB 2711 Last Action: Referred to Local Government Ways and Means
Caption: Relating to multi-jurisdictional library districts.
HB 3240 Last Action: Referred to Regulated Industries
Caption: Relating to building energy performance standards.
HB 3241 Last Action: Left pending in subcommittee
Caption: Relating to energy efficiency incentive programs administered by electric utilities.
HB 3242 Last Action: Referred to Regulated Industries
Caption: Relating to this state's goal for electric energy efficiency.
HB 3243 Last Action: Referred to Regulated Industries
Caption: Relating to requiring the installation of solar power generation panels in the construction of public schools.
HB 3244 Last Action: Referred to Regulated Industries
Caption: Relating to energy efficiency incentive programs administered by electric utilities.
HB 3245 Last Action: Referred to Regulated Industries
Caption: Relating to electric energy efficiency goals and programs.
HB 3356 Last Action: Referred directly to subcommittee by chair
Caption: Relating to the acquisition of real property by public housing authorities.
HB 3366 Last Action: Referred to Insurance
Caption: Relating to a small employer health benefit plan premium assistance program.
HB 3367 Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the change in municipal boundaries by agreement between certain municipalities.
HB 3692 Last Action: See remarks for effective date
Caption: Relating to the denial or revocation of bail for a person who violates certain court orders or conditions of bond related to victim or community safety and to the performance of community service by certain persons charged with certain alcohol-related offenses.
HB 3693 Last Action: Effective on 9/1/07
Caption: Relating to energy demand, energy load, energy efficiency incentives, energy programs, and energy performance measures.
HCR 77 Last Action: Signed by the Governor
Caption: Recognizing the 75th anniversary of Firstmark Credit Union in San Antonio.
HCR 228 Last Action: Signed by the Governor
Caption: In memory of Bruce B. Cloud of San Antonio.
HJR 6 Last Action: Filed with the Secretary of State
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the denial of bail to a person who violates certain court orders or conditions of release in a felony or family violence case.
HJR 88 Last Action: Referred to Ways & Means
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment to allow library districts to impose property taxes.
HR 103 Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Congratulating the San Antonio Public Library on its receipt of a 2006 National Award for Museum and Library Service from the Institute of Museum and Library Services.
HR 711 Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Commending the Alamo Heights High School football team on winning the University Interscholastic League Class 4A Division I state championship title.
HR 1937 Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Encouraging Texans to associate the white cane and guide dog with visually impaired individuals and to exercise caution when driving in proximity to such individuals.
HR 2420 Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: In memory of U.S. Army Staff Sergeant Christopher R. Morningstar of San Antonio.
HR 2667 Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Congratulating Sunshine Cottage School for Deaf Children in San Antonio on its 60th anniversary.
79th Regular Session
HB 3264 Last Action: Referred to Licensing & Admin. Procedures
Caption: Relating to conduct surety bonds as required by the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission.
HB 3265 Last Action: Effective on 9/1/05
Caption: Relating to the declaration of a mistrial in the punishment phase of a criminal proceeding.
HB 3266 Last Action: No action taken in committee
Caption: Relating to the reimbursement by certain defendants for the cost of confinement in county jail.
HB 3267 Last Action: Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
Caption: Relating to the transfer of certain convicted felons from county jail to the custody of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice.
HR 1014 Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Congratulating John Heard for being named a top youth volunteer in Texas for 2005 in the 10th annual Prudential Spirit of Community Awards.
HR 1015 Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: In memory of Robert S. Morris of San Antonio.
79th 1st Called Session
HR 402 Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Commending R. R. Witt for his 1976 Fourth of July address in Terrell Hills.
79th 3rd Called Session
HR 438 Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: In memory of U.S. Army Staff Sergeant Christopher R. Morningstar of San Antonio.