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Legislation authored by Melchor Chavez

Includes legislation with Melchor Chavez as the primary author for the 64th through 66th Legislatures. For other types of authorship, search the Legislative Archive System.

66th Regular Session
HB 28 Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to recovery of attorney's fees in delinquent tax suits of municipal utility districts.
HB 39 Last Action: Laid on the table subject to call
Caption: Relating to statewide juvenile services and probation; providing the name, membership, administration, powers, and duties of the Texas Juvenile Probation Commission; providing state aid.
HB 40 Last Action: Read second time and passed to third reading
Caption: Relating to the powers and duties of juvenile boards and the establishment of a juvenile board in counties where none exists and to standards for juvenile probation officers and personnel.
HB 486 Last Action: Posting rule suspended
Caption: Relating to application of the workers' compensation law to farm and ranch laborers.
HB 700 Last Action: Considered by committee in public hearing
Caption: Relating to jurisdiction of a suit affecting the parent-child relationship.
HB 1609 Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to the employment of alien and agricultural workers; providing a penalty.
HB 1611 Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Conforming all criminal penalties to the punishment structure established by the Penal Code.
HB 1716 Last Action: Referred to Committee on Employment Practices
Caption: Relating to the state minimum wage.
HB 1916 Last Action: Referred to Committee on Agriculture & Livestock
Caption: Relating to citrus marketing association.
HCR 72 Last Action: Reported from subcommittee favorably without amendments
Caption: Petitioning Congress to call a constitutional convention to propose an amendment prohibiting federal deficit spending.
HCR 78 Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Memorializing Congress to change general election date to first Saturday in November.
HR 158 Caption: In memory of Johnny Franz.
65th Regular Session
HB 113 Last Action: Reported from subcommittee favorably without amendments
Caption: Relating to payment of fees, court costs, restitution, and reparations by adult probationers.
HB 114 Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to public access to information concerning workmen's compensation claims.
HB 189 Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to the application of the workmen's compensation law to farm and ranch laborers.
HB 836 Last Action: Considered by committee in public hearing
Caption: Relating to limiting the operation of a motor vehicle to occupational, rehabilitation, or educational purposes.
HB 965 Last Action: Referred to Committee on Criminal Jurisprudence
Caption: Relating to carrying firearms on or about one's person.
HB 1030 Last Action: Considered by subcommittee in public hearing
Caption: Relating to unfair claims settlement practices by certain insurers.
HB 1060 Last Action: Considered by subcommittee in formal meeting
Caption: Relating to conduct of business or rendering of professional services under an assumed name by individuals, partners, unincorporated or incorporated businesses, professional or other associations, corporations, or legal entities.
HB 1346 Last Action: Considered by committee in public hearing
Caption: Relating to restoration of the voting rights of persons convicted of a felony.
HB 1580 Last Action: Referred to Committee on Education
Caption: Relating to rehabilitation districts; providing for accreditation.
HB 1668 Last Action: Referred to Committee on Criminal Jurisprudence
Caption: Relating to grand juries with limited authority in multicounty areas; amending the Code of Criminal Procedure, 1965.
HB 1701 Last Action: Referred to Committee on Criminal Jurisprudence
Caption: Relating to pretrial release and bail pending appearance at a criminal trial or other criminal proceedings; providing for the collection and disposition of certain fees; providing penalties for certain violations by persons released.
HB 1709 Last Action: Considered by committee in public hearing
Caption: Relating to the appointment of the Commissioner of the General Land Office to serve as a master in certain suits instituted by a commissioner court to partition certain tracts of land; making other provisions relative to the master and the findings and recommendations of the master; prescribing the authority of the court in such cases.
HB 1888 Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to the release pending trial of persons accused of criminal offenses.
HB 1889 Last Action: Referred to Committee on Criminal Jurisprudence
Caption: Relating to the misdemeanor cases in which probation is authorized.
HB 2193 Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to traveling expenses and per diem payments to visiting court reporters.
HCR 43 Last Action: Signed by the Governor
Caption: Granting National Seafoods, Inc., permission to sue the State of Texas and the General Land Office.
HCR 117 Last Action: Signed by the Governor
Caption: Granting Platoro Limited, Inc., permission to sue the state.
HR 144 Caption: Congratulating Diane Boenker and Mickey Reichenbach.
HR 145 Caption: Congratulating Frank E. Griffin, Jr. and Susan Lupton.
HR 146 Caption: Congratulating Pam Davis and Jim Hacker.
65th 2nd Called Session
HB 10 Last Action: Considered by committee in public hearing
Caption: Relating to the taxation or exemption from taxation of the receipts from the sale, production, distribution, lease or rental of, and the storage, use, or other consumption of gas and electricity for residential use under state and local sales and use taxes.
64th Regular Session
HB 177 Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to the licensing of bail bondsmen in counties with a population exceeding 140,000.
HB 668 Last Action: Effective in 90 days
Caption: Relating to rehabilitation districts for handicapped persons.
HB 669 Last Action: Effective in 90 days
Caption: Relating to assessment of the period of probation by the jury.
HB 670 Last Action: Laid on the table subject to call
Caption: Relating to probation on a plea of guilty and deferred adjudication of guilt.
HB 861 Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to the custody of and support for children on the divorce of the parents or during the marriage relationship of the parents; providing for the modification and enforcement of order of a court setting the custody of or support for a child; providing for remedies for persons entitled to the possession of children.
HB 862 Last Action: Reported from subcommittee favorably without amendments
Caption: Relating to the change of name of a minor.
HB 949 Last Action: Considered by committee in public hearing
Caption: Relating to the compensation of judges of the 103rd, 107th, 138th, and 197th Judicial Districts.
HB 1100 Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to rates that may be charged by certaingas companies in certain counties.
HB 1542 Last Action: Referred to Committee on Public Education
Caption: Relating to authorizing the legislature to appropriate funds for the acquisition or construction of facilities for rehabilitation districts.
HB 2141 Last Action: Effective in 90 days
Caption: Relating to the abolition of the office of county school superintendent and the board of county school trustees in Cameron, Nueces, Tyler, Marion, and Cass Counties.
HCR 93 Last Action: Tabled
Caption: Granting permission to Platoro Limited, Inc., to sue the state.
HR 232 Caption: Commending Ruby Hernandez.