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Legislation authored by Richard C. Slack

Includes legislation with Richard C. Slack as the primary author for the 53rd through 66th Legislatures. For other types of authorship, search the Legislative Archive System.

66th Regular Session
HB 559 Last Action: Referred to Committee on Natural Resources
Caption: Relating to conditions for sale of certain public land.
HB 592 Last Action: Referred to Committee on Natural Resources
Caption: Relating to regulation of certain water supply or sewer service corporations.
HB 845 Last Action: Effective on . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Caption: Relating to rates charged for supplying gas under a contract between a gas utility and an industrial customer.
HB 846 Last Action: Considered by committee in public hearing
Caption: Relating to the definition of common reservoir of an oil, gas, or oil and gas field.
HB 1457 Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the leasing of Relinquishment Act land for oil and gas when the owner of the soil in unknown or unavailable to do so as agent for the state; conferring upon the commissioner of the General Land Office authority to determine when an owner of the soil is unknown or unavailable; conferring upon the School Land Board authority to lease such land for oil and gas; prescribing the procedure for such leasing; amending the Natural Resources Code.
HB 1494 Last Action: Reported from committee favorably without amendments
Caption: Relating to the definition of gas utility, public utility, and utility for certain purposes.
HR 7 Caption: Providing for the order of business of the House for the 66th Legislature.
65th Regular Session
HB 157 Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the annual audit report of school district fiscal accounts.
HB 1250 Last Action: Considered by committee in public hearing
Caption: Relating to certain contracts between public utilities and counties.
HB 1276 Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the applicability of the Uniform Wildlife Regulatory Act to the wildlife resources of Winkler County.
HB 1461 Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the merger of the Grandfalls Drainage District into the Ward County Water Improvement District No. 2.
HB 1886 Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to self-insurance by certain banks.
HB 2024 Last Action: Referred to Committee on Energy Resources
Caption: Relating to the railroad commission's jurisdiction over gas utilities.
HB 2147 Last Action: Effective on . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Caption: Relating to the creation, jurisdiction, administration, and procedures of the County Court at Law of Reeves County and the jurisdiction of the County Court of Reeves County; making other provisions relative to the courts in Reeves County.
HCR 26 Last Action: Signed by the Governor
Caption: Granting Border Road Construction Company permission to bring suit against the State of Texas and the State Department of Highways and Public Transprotation.
HR 74 Caption: Commending H. B. "Pat" Zachry.
64th Regular Session
HB 993 Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to the lease, sale, and trade of unsold state land.
HB 994 Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to the disposition of improvements on state land.
HB 1025 Last Action: Reported from committee favorably without amendments
Caption: Relating to removing exemptions for irrigation wells and agricultural activities from gas utility laws.
HB 1162 Last Action: Reported from committee with substitute
Caption: Relating to the development, production, and distribution of geothermal energy resources.
HB 1847 Last Action: Considered by committee in public hearing
Caption: Relating to the payment and disposition of royalties from oil and leases covering land leased by the school land board, a board for lease other than the Board for Lease of University Lands, and certain surface owners leasing Relinquishment Act land.
63rd Regular Session
HB 124 Last Action: Referred to Committee on State Affairs
Caption: Repealing Senate Bill No. 414, Chapter 221, Acts of the Sixty-second Legislature, Regular Session, 1971; providing for disposition of the funds, property and other assets of the Legislative Property Tax Committee; and declaring an emergency.
HB 152 Last Action: Referred to Committee on Appropriations
Caption: To create a permanent working capital reserve account in the General Revenue Fund; to authorized the Comptroller of Public Accounts to invest excess working capital funds in short-term securities; and declaring an emergency.
HB 157 Last Action: Subcommittee hearing notice posted
Caption: Authorizing each city, town, village, county, and conservation district, including each river authority, to acquire, construct, and improve or cause to be acquired, constructed, and improved air control facilities, acquire interests in land, and enter into leases or other contracts with persons whereby such persons shall use and or acquire such air control facilities; authorizing each to issue, sell, and deliver revenue bonds to provide funds for such purposes; prescribing the terms of the bonds; providing for the bonds to be issued in one or more series; authorizing the issuer to fix and from time to time revise payments under leases and other contracts for use or acquisition of the facilities of the issuer; asking provisions in the event of default or threatened default in the payment of bonds; providing that the bonds shall be special obligations of the issuer; providing for a mandatory election in which qualified electors approve or deny the issuance of bonds; authorizing the refunding of the bonds; authorizing the securing of the bonds by trust indentures; providing for the approval of the bonds and leases or other contracts by the attorney general; providing for registration of the bonds and notes by the comptroller; making the bonds and contracts incontestable; providing that the bonds shall be legal investments and eligible to secure public deposits; providing for tax exemption; enacting other provisions relating to the subject; providing that this Act shall be cumulative of existing laws; providing for severability; and declaring an emergency.
HB 839 Last Action: Reported favorably
Caption: Authorizing the Parks and Wildlife Commission to set a fee for species of fish supplied to or placed in private lakes; authorizing the commission to consider propagation, transportation, and size in setting fee.
HB 1078 Last Action: Referred to Committee on Appropriations
Caption: Appropriating state funds to the Coordinating Board, Texas College and University System, for allocation to Odessa Junior College to establish occupational extension centers; providing for the use of federal funds for the centers.
HB 1273 Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to allowing the retention of a portion of certain fines imposed for violating a regulation of the Parks and Wildlife Commission concerning acts in state parks.
HB 1561 Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to officers of the Industrial Commission; amending Article 5185, Revised Civil Statutes of Texas, 1925, as amended; and declaring an emergency.
HCR 8 Last Action: Referred to Committee on House Administration
Caption: Authorizing a committee to select artist of the year.
62nd Regular Session
HB 193 Caption: Relating to providing that the enhanced penalty provision for persons convicted of a noncapital felony three times does not apply if the person has not been imprisoned or convicted of certain crimes during the 25 years before the third felony conviction.
HB 278 Caption: Relating to establishing the Higher Education Facilities Bond Program of 1971.
HB 829 Caption: Relating to an academic curriculum at state-supported institutions of higher education.
HB 1527 Caption: Relating to the location, operation, and maintenance of The University of Texas of the Permian Basin.
HB 1627 Caption: Relating to incorporated cities with a population of not less than 7,800, and not more than 8,000, according to the last preceding federal census, validating certain unenforceable tax levies.
HB 1638 Caption: Relating to the compensation of the judge of the district court in the 143rd Judicial District.
HB 1770 Caption: Relating to validating contracts executed for the disposal of salt water and to providing bonds issued by such water power control districts shall be legal and authorized investments in certain instances, and that such bonds shall be eligible and lawful securities for certain deposits.
HR 591 Caption: Creating an interim committee to study the upper level two-year and master's degree senior college program.
61st Regular Session
HB 577 Caption: Relating to changing the designation of the following education units from College to University: Sam Houston State College; Southwest Texas State College; Sul Ross State College; and Angelo State College.
HB 862 Caption: Relating to amending the Texas Business Corporation Act relating to merger of subsidiary or subsidiaries into parent corporation.
HB 1043 Caption: Relating to delete provisions relating to furnishing a copy of all daily gauges of tanks containing oil or gas.
HB 1393 Caption: Relating to and fixing minimum and maximum salary of the official shorthand reporter for the 143rd Judicial District of Texas.
HCR 44 Caption: In memory of J.C. Wilson of Pecos, Texas.
HCR 114 Caption: Commending Emil C. Rassman of Midland, Texas on his service as Board President for the Board of Regents, State Senior Colleges.
60th Regular Session
HB 438 Caption: Relating to the salary and supplemental compensation of the district attorney of the 109th Judicial District.
HB 911 Caption: Relating to apportioning the State of Texas into Representative Districts.
HB 1155 Caption: Relating to the power of counties to dispose of county real estate.
HB 1156 Caption: Relating to amending certain statutes so as to change the day on which oil and gas royalties on public lands must be paid to the state to the last day of each month for the preceding month, and making other provisions related thereto.
HB 1337 Caption: Relating to the appointment, compensation, and expense allowance of assistant district attorneys, and investigators of the district attorney of the 143rd Judicial District.
HCR 7 Caption: Directing the payment of expenses incurred during the inaugural ceremonies.
HCR 31 Caption: Designating the Governor to appoint people to attend the 7th World Petroleum Congress.
HCR 78 Caption: Congratulating Mrs. A. O. Pickens on being selected the First Lady of Odessa for 1966.
HR 219 Caption: Changed to H. C. R. No. 78
59th Regular Session
HB 15 Caption: Relating to amending certain acts relating to sworn statements to be made to State Comptroller by wholesaler of oleomargarine.
HB 220 Caption: Relating to increasing the salaries of the Justices of the Supreme Court, the Judges and Commissioners of the Court of Criminal Appeals, the Justices of the Courts of Civil Appeals, and the Judges of the District Courts and Criminal District Courts of this State.
HB 358 Caption: Relating to providing for the classification of certain patented lands in Reeves County and the issuance of a corrected patent to the state to conform to said re-classification.
HB 464 Caption: Relating to providing for the classification of certain patented lands in Reeves County and the issuance of a corrected patent from the state to conform to said re-classification.
HB 534 Caption: Relating to providing for the reclassification of patented, unpatented lands in Reeves County and the issuance of a patent or corrected patent to conform to said reclassification.
HB 540 Caption: Relating to the salary to be paid by the Commissioner representing Texas on the Pecos River Commission; amending certain Acts.
HB 655 Caption: Relating to amending certain acts by providing for establishment and issuance of special personalized prestige license plates.
HB 680 Caption: Relating to Water Power Control Districts borrowing money from agencies of the federal government and others; amending certain Acts.
HB 990 Caption: Relating to creating a Department of Revenue of the State of Texas.
HB 1106 Caption: Relating to the creation of Presidio County Hospital District of Presidio County, Texas.
HB 1172 Caption: Relating to authorizing any water power control district heretofore or hereafter organized to enter into contracts with any person, firm or corporation for the sale or disposal of salt water for pollution control.
HB 1184 Caption: Relating to making an appropriation for the operation of the Water Well Drillers Act.
HR 134 Caption: Urging the President of the United States and the Secretary of the Interior to revise import regulations.
58th Regular Session
HB 314 Caption: Relating to notice required of hearing on assessments for street improvements.
HB 315 Caption: Relating to respecting notice required of hearing on assessments for street improvements, and further to provide that failure to give such notice shall be a defense in a suit and to enforce any such assessments.
HB 316 Caption: Relating to notice required of hearing on assessments for street improvements.
HB 317 Caption: Relating to notice required of hearing on assessments for street improvements.
HB 386 Caption: Relating to defining the term "fertilizer trailer"; defining the term "operated or moved temporarily upon the highways"; exempting certain fertilizer trailers and certain trailers hauling cotton seed from the requirement of registration of trailers and from the regular registration fee of trailers.
HB 488 Caption: Relating to Board of Directors of Water Power Control Districts and the terms of such Directors, to provide that Directors shall receive compensation for their services in the sum of Twenty-five Dollars ($25) for each and every day taken in the discharge of their duties plus actual expenses of travel, food, lodging and incidentals in the discharge of such duties.
HB 802 Caption: Relating to changing jurisdiction and venue of appeals from orders of the advisory board as appointed by the State Department of Public Welfare.
HB 803 Caption: Relating to providing that certain child-caring facilities shall not be required to obtain a license to operate from the State Department of Public Welfare.
HCR 74 Caption: Recalling House Bills Nos. 314, 316 and 317 from the Governor.
57th Regular Session
HB 60 Caption: Relating to amending a certain Act relating to the State policy in regard to oil and gas development of lands owned by the State for public highway, road, street or alley purposes, or other lands owned by the State of Texas under the jurisdiction and control of the State Highway Department or State Highway Commission.
HB 145 Caption: Relating to extending the time for payment of all notes or obligations executed by purchasers of school land for the unpaid balances of principal due the State thereon which are due or will become due prior to November 1, 1966.
HB 478 Caption: Relating to amending a certain Article of the Texas Insurance Code empowering the State Board of Insurance to regulate the writing of insurance against loss by hail on farm crops through the classification of risks.
HB 563 Caption: Relating to allocating funds from the State Highway Fund for the construction and improvement of Farm-to-Market Roads; repealing Subsection (4-b) of Section 2 of Article XX, Chapter 184, Acts of the 47th Legislature, Regular Session.
HB 993 Caption: Relating to prohibiting the State Board of Education from adopting any policy rule, regulation or other plan, as a prerequisite for accreditation or other approval, which would require any School District to hire or assign any guidance counselor or supervisor of require such as a part time duty of any superintendent, principal, or teacher.
HB 1087 Caption: Relating to amending a certain Statute allowing the cumulation of credits for "creditable service" of an employee employed by two or more participating departments; providing for the retroactive application of this Act in favor of all persons eligible for benefits under the provisions hereof from and after January 1, 1959.
57th 1st Called Session
HB 153 Caption: Relating to and fixing minimum and maximum salary of the official shorthand reporter for the 143rd Judicial District of Texas.
57th 3rd Called Session
HB 21 Caption: Relating to and fixing minimum and maximum salary of the official shorthand reporter for the 143rd Judicial District of Texas.
56th Regular Session
HB 279 Caption: Relating to the allocation of the motor fuel tax.
HB 498 Caption: Relating to the taking or killing of prong-horned antelope and wild elk; the issuing of permits.
HB 543 Caption: Relating to amending the Penal Code to prohibit escapes or attempts to escape from any jail; providing a penalty.
HB 564 Caption: Relating to amending certain acts relating to the taking or killing of prong-horned antelope and wild elk; the issuing of permits.
HB 837 Caption: Relating to amending certain statutes to exempt certain lands dedicated to the Public Free School Fund, owned by The University of Texas and Texas A & M College.
HB 978 Caption: Relating to validating the establishment, organization, and/or creation of all school districts.
56th 1st Called Session
HB 5 Caption: Relating to stating the information the Comptroller is required to furnish the Legislature and the Governor.
HB 16 Caption: Relating to the allocation of the motor fuel tax.
56th 2nd Called Session
HB 25 Caption: Relating to the allocation of farm-to-market road funds.
55th Regular Session
HB 216 Caption: Relating to authorizing and providing for professional unit allocations for Foundation School Program Act and Fund purposes, determinable on a sparse area formula approved by the State Board of Education applicable to any school district containing one hundred (100) square miles or more and having fewer than one (1) pupil per square mile and which operates and maintains a four-year accredited high school.
HB 357 Caption: Relating to creating the Public Utilities Commission of Texas, granting it power to regulate telephone, gas, and electric utilities, prescribing the procedure, establishing an assessment to defray cost of regulation.
HB 416 Caption: Relating to amending certain Acts providing for the creation of the Texas National Guard Armory Board so as to change the membership of the board.
HB 496 Caption: Relating to the Texas Equitable Pooling Act relating to pooling agreements and providing for the pooling of mineral interests into drilling units under certain conditions by the Railroad Commission of Texas, the allocation of production on a drilling unit, authorizing orders for certain secondary recovery operations.
HB 596 Caption: Relating to amending certain Acts providing for the leasing of lands belonging to the State of Texas for the production of oil, gas, coal, lignite, sulphur, salt and potash; providing that leasing of minerals other than oil and gas shall not be subject to certain provisions; providing that the minerals may, at the discretion of the School Land Board, be leased together or separately; providing the minimum royalty.
HB 597 Caption: Relating to amending certain Acts by providing for the prospecting of land belonging to the State for certain minerals; providing for the filing of an application with the Commissioner of the General Land Office.
HB 628 Caption: Relating to amending certain Acts to include as employees of the State eligible for membership in the Employees Retirement System of Texas, subject to all provisions and benefits applicable to members of the Employees Retirement System of Texas now or which may be hereafter provided by law, certain civilian employees of the Texas National Guard and the Texas Air National Guard.
HB 630 Caption: Relating to validating under certain conditions proceedings relating to the adoption of home rule charters, validating the charters so adopted, and providing that such charter so adopted shall constitute the home rule charter of the city.
HB 818 Caption: Relating to amending certain Statutes by providing for the prospecting, except for oil, gas, coal, and lignite, of land sold by the State with a mineral reservation.
HB 946 Caption: Relating to the financing of the Judicial System of the State; making appropriations to supplement the appropriations for traveling expenses of District Judges and District Attorneys in districts composed of two or more counties for the fiscal year ending August 31, 1957.
54th Regular Session
HB 164 Caption: Relating to validating orders entered by county judges declaring the inhabitants of certain cities, towns or villages incorporated, setting forth the boundaries thereof and the mayor and aldermen of such cities, towns or villages; validating the corporate existence of such cities, towns or villages and elections heretofore held for the election of officials; providing that the officials named in such order constituted the officials of such city.
HB 586 Caption: Relating to amending certain Acts to provide for disposition of surplus buffalo.
HB 868 Caption: Relating to reorganizing the 109th Judicial District of Texas, composed of Reeves, Ward, Winkler, Crane, Andrews and Loving Counties; prescribing the jurisdiction and fixing the terms thereof.
53rd Regular Session
HB 583 Caption: Relating to making an appropriation to the Pecos River Commission for support of a cooperative agreement to develop and utilize water resources of the Pecos River watershed.
HB 584 Caption: Relating to making an appropriation to the Pecos River Commission for the biennium ending August 31, 1955, for studying and developing ways of eliminating the salt cedar menace in the Pecos River watershed.
HB 878 Caption: Relating to authorizing private corporations to be formed to sell and service television receiving sets and equipment and to engage in the installation and servicing of central aerial equipment.
53rd 1st Called Session
HB 89 Caption: Relating to amending certain Acts by providing for the additional coverage of certain persons who are fully paid their salaries from Federal Funds of the United States, but who are classified by the United States Government as State Employees; providing that all provisions of the laws governing participation in social security benefits shall apply to these persons, except that no matching contribution will ever be paid by the State of Texas; authorizing the Adjutant General of Texas and the State Department of Public Welfare to negotiate all necessary agreements between themselves and with the United States.