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Legislation authored by Ron Waters

Includes legislation with Ron Waters as the primary author for the 63rd through 66th Legislatures. For other types of authorship, search the Legislative Archive System.

66th Regular Session
HB 58 Last Action: Scheduled for future calendar placement
Caption: Relating to the amount of land a veteran may purchase under the veterans' land program.
HB 59 Last Action: Scheduled for public hearing on . . . . . .
Caption: Relating to regulation of educational testing services.
HB 215 Last Action: Coauthor authorized
Caption: Relating to warranty of habitability of a residential unit and prohibiting retaliatory conduct.
HB 235 Last Action: Referred to Committee on State Affairs
Caption: Relating to state purchases from and contracts with minority businesses.
HB 236 Last Action: Referred to Committee on Criminal Jurisprudence
Caption: Relating to the time limits for the state to be ready for trial in certain misdemeanor offenses.
HB 514 Last Action: Considered by subcommittee in public hearing
Caption: Relating to policemen's retirement systems in certain cities.
HB 542 Last Action: Scheduled for public hearing on . . . . . .
Caption: Relating to use of various types of voting systems in the same election.
HB 543 Last Action: Effective on . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Caption: Relating to notice given to certain election officials of changes in county election precinct boundaries.
HB 544 Last Action: Effective on . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Caption: Relating to recounts of paper ballots.
HB 565 Last Action: Coauthor authorized
Caption: Relating to the investigatory power of the secretary of state.
HB 566 Last Action: Scheduled for public hearing on . . . . . .
Caption: Relating to a limitation on certain political contributions.
HB 639 Last Action: Considered by subcommittee in public hearing
Caption: Relating to termination and reinstatement of membership in policemen's retirement systems in certain cities.
HB 889 Last Action: Referred to Committee on Elections
Caption: Relating to attendance of and participation in conventions of political parties.
HB 890 Last Action: Referred to Committee on Elections
Caption: Relating to the method of determining the ballot order in a general election.
HB 891 Last Action: Scheduled for public hearing on . . . . . .
Caption: Relating to reporting of certain campaign contributions in the form of loans.
HB 1114 Last Action: Reported from subcommittee with substitute
Caption: Relating to a criminal offense for the purchase or sale of tickets for admission to entertainment events at a price in excess of the established price.
HB 1285 Last Action: Referred to Subcommittee on Civil Remedies
Caption: Relating to the rights of employees of the State of Texas and its political subdivisions.
HB 1388 Last Action: Referred to Committee on Natural Resources
Caption: Relating to disposal of certain nuclear waste; providing penalties.
HB 1445 Last Action: Considered by committee in public hearing
Caption: Relating to credit information on an individual assembled or reported by a credit reporting bureau.
HB 1446 Last Action: Scheduled for public hearing on . . . . . .
Caption: Relating to regulation of security deposits in connection with rentals of residential premises.
HB 1447 Last Action: Referred to Subcommittee on Public Health
Caption: Relating to distribution of state agency publications.
HB 1774 Last Action: Effective on . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Caption: Relating to the bond and the errors and omissions insurance for county clerks and their deputies and employees.
HB 1987 Last Action: Reported from subcommittee favorably without amendments
Caption: Relating to licensing and training requirements for certain operators of motorcycles, motor scooters or motorized bicycles.
HCR 48 Last Action: Signed by the Governor
Caption: Welcoming the Chinese Delegation on their visit to Houston, Texas.
HCR 111 Last Action: Considered by committee in public hearing
Caption: Requesting MHMR community centers to give higher priority to crisis counseling for elderly and handicapped persons.
HCR 112 Last Action: Signed by the Governor
Caption: Encouraging nursing homes to provide outreach services for the elderly and handicapped citizens.
HCR 203 Last Action: Scheduled for public hearing on . . . . . .
Caption: Expressing dissatisfaction with the operation of the Capitol coffee shop.
HCR 208 Last Action: Signed by the Governor
Caption: Requesting the Board of Control to provide a new entrance to the women's staff restroom on the first floor of the Capitol.
HR 38 Caption: Welcoming Vice Premiers Deng Xiaoping and Fang-Yi and the delegation from the People's Republic of China on their visit to Houston.
HR 61 Caption: Creating a special interim study committee to hold public hearings to educate the public regarding the hazards of nuclear energy and nuclear waste.
HR 178 Caption: Extending wishes for a speedy recuperation to Representative Ralph Wallace.
65th Regular Session
HB 334 Last Action: Laid on the table subject to call
Caption: Relating to classes of persons not qualified to vote.
HB 349 Last Action: Considered by committee in public hearing
Caption: Relating to the use of school buses for nonschool activities.
HB 350 Last Action: Coauthor authorized
Caption: Relating to regulation of certain lotteries and raffles.
HB 351 Last Action: Motion to reconsider spread on the Journal
Caption: Relating to the recordation and preservation of information regarding the identity of a person who pawns an item.
HB 352 Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to the recordation and preservation of the thumbprint of a person who pawns an item.
HB 424 Last Action: Considered by subcommittee in formal meeting
Caption: Relating to hours of operation of driver's license offices in certain cities.
HB 845 Last Action: Reported from subcommittee with substitute
Caption: Relating to a warranty of habitability of rental residential premises; providing remedies; prohibiting retaliation.
HB 862 Last Action: Considered by subcommittee in public hearing
Caption: Relating to a landlord's duty to mitigate damages with respect to all tenancies.
HB 863 Last Action: Considered by subcommittee in public hearing
Caption: Relating to the unenforceability of liquidated damage clauses in leases for residential dwelling units.
HB 864 Last Action: Considered by subcommittee in public hearing
Caption: Relating to the application of unconscionability to landlord-tenant relations.
HB 962 Last Action: Reported from subcommittee favorably without amendments
Caption: Relating to the percentage of cost of certain public buildings to be used for fine arts projects.
HB 976 Last Action: Referred to Committee on Elections
Caption: Requiring all elections held by the state or by political subdivisions of the state to be held on a Saturday, with certain exceptions.
HB 1338 Last Action: Effective in 90 days
Caption: Relating to certain works of art delivered to art dealers.
HB 1339 Last Action: Considered by subcommittee in formal meeting
Caption: Relating to the regulation of persons engaging in wrecker business; providing penalties.
HB 1404 Last Action: Referred to Committee on Public Education
Caption: Relating to the educational requirements for receiving a teaching certificate.
HB 1738 Last Action: Referred to Committee on Intergovernmental Affairs
Caption: Relating to use of municipal funds by an incorporated city or town to influence legislation.
HB 1739 Last Action: Effective in 90 days
Caption: Relating to the removal of vehicles from parking facilities or public highways; providing a penalty.
HB 1987 Last Action: Referred to Committee on Transportation
Caption: Relating to the operation of motor vehicles on public beaches and to the construction of parking facilities for beach visitors; providing a penalty.
HB 1988 Last Action: Referred to Committee on Elections
Caption: Relating to the mode of affiliating with a political party, affiliation as a prerequisite for participating in party primaries, party conventions, and other party affairs, restrictions on political activities outside the party with which the voter is affiliated, and related matters; containing penal provisions; amending the Texas Election Code.
HB 2055 Last Action: Referred to Committee on Elections
Caption: Relating to the services, duties, and privilages of poll watchers.
HCR 129 Last Action: Assigned to Resolutions Calendar
Caption: Granting Faith Tabernacle, United Pentecostal Church of Humble, Texas permission to sue the state.
HJR 24 Last Action: Considered by committee in public hearing
Caption: Proposing an amendment to Article III, Section 47, of the Texas Constitution, to authorize the establishment of certain bingo games and raffles for the benefit of nonprofit organizations.
HJR 34 Last Action: Considered by subcommittee in formal meeting
Caption: Proposing an amendment to Article VIII, Subsection (b), Section 1-b, of the Texas Constitution, to provide and exemption from certain property taxes on at least the first $5,000 of the assessed value of residential homesteads of persons 65 years of age or older.
65th 2nd Called Session
HR 40 Caption: Commending Representative John R. Bigham.
64th Regular Session
HB 317 Last Action: Referred to Committee on Insurance
Caption: Relating to the membership, qualifications, terms, and officers of the State Board of Insurance.
HB 434 Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to the administration, enforcement, procedures, and rights and duties under Texas Water Quality Act.
HB 435 Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to enforcement, remedies, and procedures under the Texas Clean Air Act.
HB 436 Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to suits for declaratory and equitable relief to protect air, water, and natural resources and the public trust therein from pollution, impairment, and destruction; providing a new cause of action conferring standing to sue on private persons, the state, state agencies and political subdivisions, and all others, to enforce public rights in the preservation of the natural resources of the state.
HB 437 Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to civil suits for the protection of the air, water, and other natural resources of the state.
HB 562 Last Action: Considered by committee in public hearing
Caption: Relating to the terms of court of the 208th and 209th District Courts.
HB 736 Last Action: Reported from subcommittee with substitute
Caption: Changing the dates of certain meetings of county and state executive committees and of state conventions of political parties which hold primary elections, so that the meetings will be held on Saturday; authorizing the state executive committee to reschedule the date of a state convention under certain circumstances.
HB 799 Last Action: Rules suspended
Caption: Relating to the increase and reduction of certain state taxes.
HB 800 Last Action: Referred to Committee on Revenue and Taxation
Caption: Relating to the imposition, implementation, and administration of a corporate profits tax; providing penalties; reducing the rate of the Limited Sales, Excise and Use Tax Act.
HB 801 Last Action: Reported from committee favorably without amendments
Caption: Relating to eligibility for unemployment compensation benefits.
HB 1044 Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to the membership of and restrictions on the members of the Texas Water Quality Board.
HB 1361 Last Action: Reported from committee with substitute
Caption: Relating to the issuance of, and privileges associated with special license plates for certain disabled persons.
HB 1362 Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to the regulation of certain lotteries and raffles.
HB 1575 Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to pension systems for policemen in certain cities.
HB 1752 Last Action: Reported from committee favorably without amendments
Caption: Relating to political subdivisions of the state becoming reimbursing employers in the Texas unemployment compensation system.
HB 2057 Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to probation revocation procedures.
HCR 50 Last Action: Reported from committee favorably with amendments
Caption: Relating to requesting the governor to create and convene a special interim public employees occupational safety and health commission.
HJR 86 Last Action: Referred to Committee on Constitutional Revision
Caption: Relating to authorizing the establishment of certain bingo games and raffles.
HR 65 Caption: Congratulating Mr. and Mrs. Milton C. Jones.
63rd Regular Session
HB 281 Last Action: Considered in public hearing
Caption: Relating to offenses involving marijuana; providing penalties.
HB 792 Last Action: Notice given
Caption: Prohibiting discrimination by alcoholic beverage licensees and permitees.
HB 972 Last Action: Referred to Committee on Insurance
Caption: Relating to membership, qualifications, terms, and officers of the State Board of Insurance.
HB 1198 Last Action: Referred to Committee on Elections
Caption: Changing the dates of certain meetings of county and state executive committees and of state conventions of political parties which hold primary elections, so that the meetings will be held on Saturday.
HB 1460 Last Action: Referred to Committee on Judiciary
Caption: Relating to the selection of a surname by a married person; relating to the selection, by parents of a legitimate child, of the child's surname.
HB 1507 Last Action: Referred to Committee on Criminal Jurisprudence
Caption: Relating to the commissioning and classification of peace officers; amending Article 2.12, Code of Criminal Procedure, 1965, as amended by Section 3 of Chapter 246, Acts of the 62nd Legislature, Regular Session, 1971; providing for severability; repealing conflicting laws; and declaring an emergency.
HB 1508 Last Action: Committee hearing date
Caption: Amending Sections 1, 2, 3, 4, and 10, Chapter 86, Acts of the 60th Legislature, Regular Session, 1967, as amended by Chapter 16, Acts of the 62nd Legislature, Regular Session, 1971 (Article 6228f, Vernon's Texas Civil Statutes); providing for assistance payments by the State of Texas to the surviving spouse and minor children of parks and recreational patrolmen and security of officers of municipalities with a population exceeding 250,000 persons, who are commissioned as peace officers who suffer violent death in the course of the performance of their duties; and declaring an emergency.
HCR 198 Last Action: Signed by the Governor
Caption: Recognizing the 1st week in September as "Hire the Older Week."