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Legislation authored by Ben Atwell

Includes legislation with Ben Atwell as the primary author for the 52nd through 63rd Legislatures. For other types of authorship, search the Legislative Archive System.

63rd Regular Session
HB 158 Last Action: Signed by the Governor
Caption: Relating to licenses and license fees issued by the Parks and Wildlife Department; providing an effective date.
HB 295 Last Action: Reported favorably
Caption: Relating to all Juvenile Courts existing in the County of Dallas, and any such courts to be created in the future; conferring upon said courts the general constitutional jurisdiction heretofore conferred upon constitutional District Courts as per the Constitution and laws of the State of Texas; said courts retaining a preference for the cases now heard in said courts; providing for severability.
HB 296 Last Action: Reported favorably
Caption: Relating to all Domestic Relations Courts existing in the County of Dallas, and any such courts to be created in the future; conferring upon said courts the general constitutional jurisdiction heretofore conferred upon constitutional district courts as per the Constitution and laws of the State of Texas; said courts retaining a preference for the cases now heard in said courts; providing for severability.
HB 327 Last Action: Subcommittee hearing date
Caption: Authorizing the Commissioners Court of Dallas to establish and enforce subdivision development standards in unincorporated territory of Dallas County, except in areas wherein a city, by ordinance, has assumed jurisdiction for subdivision standards within its extraterritorial jurisdiction; providing for the submission of plats; providing for development specifications; providing for the subdivision filing fees, providing for construction standards, bonds, building permits, and on-site inspection.
HB 328 Last Action: Subcommittee hearing date
Caption: Authorizing the Commissioners Court in Dallas County to regulate use of land in unincorporated areas; providing that no existing structure or use will be affected; providing for notice and hearings; establishing and prescribing the duties of a county Land Management Commission; establishing and prescriving the duties of a county Board of Adjustment; providing for appeals; providing for enforcement and penalties; prescribing the effect and penalties; prescribing the effect of conflicting laws; and declaring an emergency.
HB 400 Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Levying a limited sales tax upon the receipts from the admission price to al places of amusement.
HB 452 Last Action: Sent to Calendar Committee
Caption: Relating to issuance of a license to hunt cougar or mountain lion; providing exceptions; providing penalties.
HB 488 Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Protecting puma in this state; providing a penalty for violations; and declaring an emergency.
HB 673 Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to performance bond requirements and procedures for a contractor or builder who constructs or contracts to construct swimming pools; providing a penalty; and declaring an emergency.
HB 1018 Last Action: Committee hearing date
Caption: Clarifying an existing provision of the Texas Liquor Control Act, to remove any possible doubt as to the meaning of certain terminology used in a prior amendment by specifying the classes of persons who may qualify for Nonresident Seller's Permit authorizing sales to holders of Wholesaler's Permits and making that applicability definite; providing for severability; repealing all laws or parts of laws in conflict herewith to the extent of such conflict.
HB 1515 Last Action: Signed by the Governor
Caption: Relating to authorization of change orders by the Commissioner's Court or governing body; amending Chapter 1931, as amended (Article 2368a, Vernon's Texas Civil Statutes); and declaring an emergency.
HCR 148 Last Action: Reported favorably
Caption: Designating the Roadrunner as the State Bird.
63rd 1st Called Session
HCR 9 Last Action: Signed by the Governor
Caption: In memory of the Honorable Douglas E. Bergman.
62nd Regular Session
HB 101 Caption: Relating to protecting puma in this state; providing penalty for violation.
HB 129 Caption: Relating to providing a system for exempting from ad valorem taxation certain capital investments related to air and water quality control.
HB 171 Caption: Relating to the creation, powers, and duties of the Texas Commission on the Status of Women.
HB 236 Caption: Relating to the rights of grandparents to visit a child who has been the subject of a divorce and custody proceeding.
HB 247 Caption: Relating to the regulation by the Parks and Wildlife Department of the exhibition of wildlife for public purposes, and providing penalties for violation.
HB 308 Caption: Relating to the administration of funds by the Water Safety Series Division of the Parks and Wildlife Department.
HB 309 Caption: Relating to certificates of title for watercraft and outboard motors issued by the Parks and Wildlife Department, and to stolen or converted watercraft or outboard motors, and violations and penalties.
HB 342 Caption: Relating to raising revenue for the support of the state government.
HB 379 Caption: Relating to increasing the rate of the tax on cigarettes.
HB 388 Caption: Relating to increasing the rate of the limited sales, excise and use tax to four percent.
HB 604 Caption: Relating to consolidating special funds now credited with all moneys due and owning to a Special Water Safety Fund.
HB 605 Caption: Relating to providing for the registration of all motorboats; establish fees; establish numbering specifics; provide for safety equipment on all watercraft; clarify enforcement procedures; provide for markers on public waters; provide for the acceptance of federal grants.
HB 639 Caption: Relating to temporary permits for certain commercial motor vehicles.
HB 715 Caption: Relating to increasing the franchise tax rate.
HB 730 Caption: Relating to the raising of revenue for the support of state government; to more accurately define the base of the tax on cigars and to provide for penalties for late payment of the tax; providing an effective date.
HB 732 Caption: Relating to applying the sales tax to the preparation or service of alcoholic beverages in individual servings by a private club.
HB 1121 Caption: Relating to creating the Texas Housing Finance Corporation.
HB 1445 Caption: Relating to levying a limited sales tax upon the receipts from the admission price to all places of amusement.
HB 1446 Caption: Relating to including telephone services under the Limited Sales, Excise, and Use Tax.
HB 1447 Caption: Relating to increasing the rate of the hotel occupancy tax.
HB 1448 Caption: Relating to increasing the rate of the motor vehicle sales and use tax.
HB 1449 Caption: Relating to providing that no tax, license fee or registration fee shall ever be imposed on firearms which are transferred, owned, possessed, or transported for certain purposes.
HB 1450 Caption: Relating to the amount of life insurance which may be issued to a creditor to insure debtors of the creditor on certain group life insurance policies.
HB 1451 Caption: Relating to levy, collection, enforcement, and disposition of a transaction tax.
HB 1452 Caption: Relating to imposing a tax on the sale, purchase, or transfer of certain stocks, bonds, and securities; setting penalties.
HB 1517 Caption: Relating to defining vending machine exhibitor and fixing an excise tax therefor.
HB 1518 Caption: Relating to the requirements for holding public hearings under the Uniform Wildlife Regulatory Act.
HB 1519 Caption: Relating to the "Restoration of Fish and Aquatic Life to Texas Waters Act".
HB 1520 Caption: Relating to authorizing the Board of Control to take bids on contracts to remove rough fish from public fresh waters as requested by the Parks and Wildlife Department.
HB 1521 Caption: Relating to authorizing the Parks and Wildlife Commission to promolugate rules governing health, safety, and welfare of persons and property within State parks, historic sites, scientific areas and forts.
HB 1522 Caption: Relating to authorizing the Governor to appoint a citizen to serve as administrative head of state and local assistance programs as set up in the Land and Water Conservation Fund Act of 1965, as amended.
HB 1529 Caption: Relating to occupation taxes applicable to stores and mercantile establishments.
HB 1868 Caption: Relating to authorizing governing bodies of cities and counties to impose a tax on the sale, preparation, and service of certain alcoholic beverages.
HCR 13 Caption: In memory of the Honorable Jack Keller.
HCR 14 Caption: In memory of James Eric (Bill) Decker.
HCR 17 Caption: Setting aside the week of April 26 to May 1, 1971, as Trash Roundup Week.
HCR 22 Caption:
HCR 23 Caption: In memory of Walter C. Hornaday.
HCR 130 Caption: Creating an interim committee on state and local tax policy.
HCR 187 Caption: In memory of Julius Schepps of Dallas.
HJR 10 Caption: Providing an amendment to Article VIII of Texas Constitution by adding a Section 2-a to authorize the Legislature to provide a system for exempting certain property from ad valorem taxation.
HJR 15 Caption: Providing for the issuance of state general obligation bonds in a total amount not to exceed $450 million for the benefit of the available school fund.
HJR 33 Caption: Proposing an amendment to provide a $3,000 exemption from all ad valorem taxation by all taxing authorities for residence homesteads owned by retired, widowed or disabled persons.
HR 422 Caption: Creating an interim committee on recreational water safety.
HR 536 Caption: In memory of L. F. Blanton.
62nd 2nd Called Session
HCR 23 Caption: Congratulating Lee Trevino.
62nd 3rd Called Session
HR 69 Caption: Expressing appreciation to Commander Frank K. Eidelbach.
62nd 4th Called Session
HR 49 Caption: Commending Hondo Crouch, Geich Koock, and the citizens of Luckenbach.
HR 58 Caption: Congratulating J. Herschel Fisher.
61st Regular Session
HB 119 Caption: Relating to educational services for emotionally disturbed children.
HB 208 Caption: Relating to limiting the excise and the sales taxes on certain machinery and equipment.
HB 310 Caption: Relating to excluding roadrunners from the unprotected bird list.
HB 345 Caption: Relating to providing that certain mortgage banking institutions are subject to supervision by the Banking Commissioner of Texas; specifying the procedure, terms, and extent of the supervision and providing penalties for noncompliance.
HB 373 Caption: Relating to providing for the rendition by the lessee for ad valorem taxation of tangible personal property located in this state and owned by a banking corporation; repealing all laws in conflict; and fixing an effective date.
HB 394 Caption: Relating to transferring administration and enforcement of the Texas Water Safety Act from the Texas Highway Department to the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department.
HB 395 Caption: Relating to making it lawful to shoot game from an automobile on private property.
HB 430 Caption: Relating to discrimination by certain cities in deducting membership dues from employee payroll and in implementing policy concerning membership dues and administrative fees.
HB 462 Caption: Relating to amending Statutes wherever the administration of the franchise tax has been transferred to the Comptroller of Public Accounts from the Secretary of State; extending the due date for payment and reporting of the franchise tax to June 15th, etc.
HB 463 Caption: Relating to repealing Statutes pertaining to occupation taxes applicable to stores and mercantile establishments.
HB 464 Caption: Relating to creating the Texas Property Tax Study Commission.
HB 465 Caption: Relating to excluding from the natural gas tax, gas used for fuel in this state in lease or field operations in connection with exploring for, developing, or producing oil or gas unless sold for such purpose.
HB 565 Caption: Relating to levying a limited sales tax upon the receipts from the admission price to all places of amusement; providing for severability.
HB 682 Caption: Relating to rivers and streams, creating the Texas Natural Rivers Systems.
HB 724 Caption: Relating to exempting from taxation the real property of the Nature Conservancy of Texas, Inc.
HB 951 Caption: Relating to defining "Tax Collector"; authorizing the levy of a tax by a home rule city; requiring reporting to Tax Collector of a home rule city; empowering Tax Collector to make rules and regulations; authorizing punishment by a home rule city for violations; authorizing penalties and interest on delinquent taxes by a home rule city; validating hotel occupancy taxes heretofore levied by home rule cities.
HB 952 Caption: Relating to amending Statutes relating to hotel room occupancy tax.
HB 953 Caption: Relating to the filing for record of duplicates of tax receipts with the county clerk.
HB 954 Caption: Relating to additional costs of court due the state in certain cases arising under the motor vehicle and traffic laws of this state.
HB 955 Caption: Relating to certain exemptions from the limited sales, excise, and use tax and the local sales, excise, and use tax.
HB 956 Caption: Relating to raising revenue for the support of state government; imposing the limited sales, excise, and use tax on certain services and removing certain exemptions from the tax; making conforming amendments to the Local Sales and Use Tax Act; raising the tax rate on cigarettes, cigars, and tobacco products.
HB 1045 Caption: Relating to increasing the fee collected by the Secretary of State for issuing a notary public commission.
HB 1046 Caption: Relating to amending the Texas Business Corporation Act, relating to fee schedule.
HB 1162 Caption: Relating to raising revenue for the support of state government; amending statutes to include certain services under the state and local sales and use taxes, to impose taxes on certain amusements, and to raise the rate of of tax on cigarettes.
HB 1222 Caption: Relating to raising revenue for the support of state government; imposing an occupation tax on persons engaged in the business of manufacturing certain chemicals, and providing for administration, enforcement, and allocation of revenue; providing a partial or total exemption from the corporate franchise tax for corporations manufacturing chemicals; imposing taxes on certain amusements; removing food, food products, drugs, medicines, prosthetic devices, and farm and ranch machinery and equipment from the list of items exempted from the limited sales excise and use tax.
HB 1381 Caption: Relating to allowing the Parks and Wildlife Department to plan and develop as well as acquire land.
HCR 112 Caption: Directing the creation of the Committee on State and Local Tax Policy.
HCR 139 Caption: In memory of T. Carr Forrest.
HCR 170 Caption: Designating the week beginning June 29, 1969, as State Safe Boating Week.
61st 1st Called Session
HB 2 Caption: Relating to raising revenue for the support of state government; raising certain tax rates, levying additional taxes, and adding certain exemptions; allocating funds; setting penalties; providing an effective date.
HB 3 Caption: Relating to raising revenue for the support of state government; including certain services under the state and local sales and use taxes, and increasing the rate of the state sales tax; excluding from the natural gas tax, gas used for fuel in field operations in connection with exploring, developing, or producing oil or gas where the gas is produced and used in the field or on the lease where produced by the same operator; defining the term "operator".
61st 2nd Called Session
HB 4 Caption: Relating to raising revenue for the support of state government; providing effective dates.
HB 71 Caption: Relating to raising revenue for the support of state government; raising the rate on limited sales, excise and use tax; amending the collection schedule to conform to the new rate; removing exemptions on alcoholic beverages; making conforming amendments to the Local Sales and Use Tax; raising the tax rate on the retail sale of motor vehicles; levying an additional tax on cigarettes; levying additional corporate franchise taxes for a two year period; providing an effective date.
60th Regular Session
HB 88 Caption: Relating to authorizing the creation of the North Central Texas Airport Authority in Dallas and Tarrant Counties.
HB 142 Caption: Relating to amending Title 122A, Taxation-General, Revised Civil Statutes of Texas, to exclude from the tax on natural gas, gas used for fuel in field operations in connection with exploring, developing or producing oil or gas when such gas is produced and used in the field or on the lease where produced by the same operator.
HB 143 Caption: Relating to the refund of overpayments of certain taxes levied in Title 122A, Taxation-General, Revised Civil Statutes of Texas, 1925, providing that overpayment by any person of certain taxes through mistake of law or fact may be refunded by the Comptroller by warrant on the State Treasury from any funds appropriated for such purposes; providing an effective date.
HB 144 Caption: Relating to collection of taxes and refunds for overpayment, amending certain acts by providing the Comptroller shall assess any tax imposed by said Title within seven years from the date such tax is due and payable; providing an effective date.
HB 145 Caption: Relating to taxation of utility and telephone companies; providing an effective date.
HB 146 Caption: Relating to refunds of portions of the taxes on motor fuels and special fuels; providing a limit on certain motor fuel and special fuel tax refunds.
HB 147 Caption: Relating to examination of records by the Comptroller for tax purposes.
HB 151 Caption: Relating to amending Article 875, Penal Code of Texas, 1925, as amended, so as to exclude pelicans from the unprotected bird list.
HB 157 Caption: Relating to authorizing the creation and establishment of a dental branch in the City of Dallas, Dallas County, Texas, to teach dental education to be known as The University of Texas Dental School at Dallas.
HB 158 Caption: Relating to authorizing the creation and establishment of a dental branch in the City of Dallas, Dallas County, to teach dental education to be known as the University of Texas Dental School at Dallas.
HB 162 Caption: Relating to the corporate franchise tax as applied to taxable debt; providing an effective date.
HB 262 Caption: Relating to the compensation of district judges assigned to sit for judges of the Court of Domestic Relations, the Court of Domestic Relations No. 2, and the Juvenile Court of Dallas County.
HB 274 Caption: Relating to providing for exemption from all ad valorem taxation of certain property in interstate commerce which is in the temporary custody of a public warehouseman.
HB 336 Caption: Relating to creating the Texas Property Tax Study Commission; making an appropriation, stating the powers and duties of the Commission; providing for severability.
HB 630 Caption: Relating to providing for a Court of Domestic Relations in and for Dallas County to be known as Court of Domestic Relations No. 3 of Dallas County.
HB 631 Caption: Relating to creating three additional district courts in Dallas County, Texas to be known as the 190th Judicial District and 191st Judicial District and 192nd Judicial District.
HB 639 Caption: Relating to specific taxes and administration of taxes; providing for an effective date.
HB 750 Caption: Relating to the imposition and collection of a limited sales, excise and use tax.
HB 763 Caption: Relating to repealing a portion of a certain Article relating to the Farm-to-Market Roads Program.
HB 776 Caption: Relating to amending certain statute relating to annual occupation tax and license fee on billiard tables.
HB 820 Caption: Relating to amending certain acts levying a Limited Sales Tax upon the receipts from the admission price to all places of amusement; imposing penalties for the failure to pay the tax.
HB 919 Caption: Relating to creating the Texas Property Tax Study Commission.
HB 943 Caption: Relating to amending certain acts pertaining to water safety.
HB 985 Caption: Relating to authorizing the establishment of a Technical University at the Southwest Center for Advanced Studies in Dallas and Collin counties, with powers to award degrees; making an appropriation.
HB 1040 Caption: Relating to prescribing a method of ascertaining assessable value for tax purposes of property of any trust forming part of a pension plan, disability or death benefit plan, profit-sharing or stock bonus plan of an employer for the exclusive benefit of employees or their beneficiaries by providing for deduction of liabilities to employees and their beneficiaries; fixing the taxable situs of property owned by any such trust.
HB 1092 Caption: Relating to amending the Election Code of Texas relating to the filing fees for candidates for State Representative or State Senator and assessments of candidates for precinct, county and district offices and the office of Congress in primary elections in certain counties.
HB 1109 Caption: Relating to the imposition and collection of a Limited Sales, Excise and Use Tax.
HB 1146 Caption: Relating to allowing creditable service for legislators with prior service as elective county officials.
HB 1210 Caption: Relating to providing for the regulation of the use, transportation, storage, and disposal of pesticides; creating the Texas Pesticide Control Board and an advisory committee for the board; prescribing a penalty for violation of its rules.
HB 1331 Caption: Relating to providing for the filing and recording in the office of the county clerk of certificates of redemption and other documents issued by the United States or by any department or bureau thereof evidencing the redemption of property from judicial sales and from non-judicial sales under foreclosure.
HCR 19 Caption: Inviting Governor John Connally to address a Joint Session of he Legislature.
HCR 89 Caption: In memory of Alvin M. Owsley of Denton.
HCR 115 Caption: Granting Tom T. Pollard, et al, permission to sue the State of Texas.
HCR 116 Caption: Granting Joe E. Torres permission to sue the State of Texas.
HCR 126 Caption: Directing the creation of a Committee on State and Local Tax Policy.
HJR 16 Caption: Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the State of Texas to provide for exemption from ad valorem taxation of certain property which is in the temporary custody of a public warehouseman.
HR 130 Caption: Congratulating Representative Chris Victor Semos on his marriage to Anastasia Canella Kontos.
HR 224 Caption: Naming W. T. Satterwhite, Jr. as an honorary Page of the House.
HR 255 Caption: Commending the students of Bishop Heights Elementary School for their interest in State Government.
HR 362 Caption: Directing the creation of an Interim Committee to Study Problems of Recreational Water Safety.
HR 375 Caption: Directing the Coordinating Board and the State College and University System to study doctoral programs in sciences and technology.
60th 1st Called Session
HB 2 Caption: Relating to imposing an additional limited sales, excise and use tax on the sale of certain tangible personal property and taxable services in this State.
HB 10 Caption: Relating to amending certain statutes so as to raise the amount of the state sale tax; raising the amount of the state use tax; providing a method of computing small amounts; providing a method of computing the combined state and local sales taxes.
HB 28 Caption: Relating to repealing statutes relative to occupation taxes applicable to stores and mercantile establishments.
HCR 1 Caption: In memory of State Representative John Field of Dallas.
HCR 2 Caption: In memory of State Representative Joseph E. Lockridge of Dallas.
HCR 24 Caption: Memorializing Congress to oppose proposed legislation relating to gun and ammunition sales.
HR 2 Caption: In memory of Judge Shelby S. Cox of Dallas.
HR 108 Caption: Commending Speaker Ben Barnes for his leadership during the Session.
59th Regular Session
HB 23 Caption: Relating to taxation, tax administration and the tax revenues of the State; providing for an effective date.
HB 69 Caption: Relating to amending certain acts pertaining to water safety.
HB 248 Caption: Relating to amending certain laws pertaining to the liability of railroads and other carriers and providing that the carriers shall not be liable as at common law for loss, damage or injury to goods, wares and merchandise when transported on rates dependent upon a value declared in writing by the shipper or agreed upon in writing as the released value of the goods when authorized or required by order of the Railroad Commission.
HB 289 Caption: Relating to authorizing cities of 600,000 or more population according to the last preceding or any future federal census, to create a metropolitan transit authority.
HB 309 Caption: Relating to amending certain statutes relative to allocating and appropriating a certain portion of the unclaimed refunds of motor fuel taxes for use in acquiring land for recreational purposes and enforcement of the Texas Water Safety Act.
HB 310 Caption: Relating to creating the 168th Judicial District, the 169th Judicial District and the 170th Judicial District, and creating Criminal District Courts for the Criminal Judicial District Number 5 and the Criminal Judicial District Number 6 in Dallas County, Texas.
HB 311 Caption: Relating to amending certain acts by providing for the Office of County Purchasing Agent in all counties of this State having a population of seventy-four thousand (74,000) or more inhabitants according to the last preceding Federal Census.
HB 312 Caption: Relating to the compensation to be paid from county funds to the District and Criminal District Court Judges serving in certain counties.
HB 315 Caption: Relating to amending certain acts by levying a tax of five cents per gallon on motor fuel used for producing power for the operation of vessels on the waterways of this State.
HB 333 Caption: Relating to a change in the name of East Texas State College at Commerce, Texas.
HB 348 Caption: Relating to establishing the Dallas Neuropsychiatric Institute for treatment, teaching and research.
HB 463 Caption: Relating to persons who are authorized to celebrate marriage rites.
HB 491 Caption: Relating to creating Dallas South Water and Sewer Authority, a conservation district.
HB 512 Caption: Relating to enabling counties having a population in excess of 900,000 according to the most recent federal census to enter into a contract or contracts with corporations for the acquisition or construction of a parking station within the vicinity of the courthouse.
HB 513 Caption: Relating to authorizing counties having a population in excess of 900,000 according to the most recent federal census to construct, enlarge, furnish, equip and operate a parking station in the vicinity of the courthouse.
HB 698 Caption: Relating to priorities in allotting and appropriating public water; amending certain statutes.
HB 1167 Caption: Relating to making an appropriation for a new State Mental Hospital and Research Institute.
HB 1181 Caption: Relating to amending certain Statutes by levying an additional tax on cigarettes.
HB 1182 Caption: Relating to payment and administration of the Inheritance Tax.
HCR 41 Caption: Providing for a Joint Session to observe George Washington's birthday and to accept a portrait of George Washington.
HR 449 Caption: Commending the Eighth Grade Class of Ursuline Academy of Dallas for their interest in state government.
HR 476 Caption: Recognizing twelve famous fashion designers who are visiting in Austin for the Brentshire Designers Collection for Fall, 1965.
HR 490 Caption: Welcoming Mayor Eric Jonsson and members of the City Council of Dallas to the House of Representatives.
HR 537 Caption: Providing for a committee to study the problems of recreational water safety in Texas.
HR 571 Caption: Commending the Honorable Robert E. Johnson for his efforts.
58th Regular Session
HB 106 Caption: Relating to imposing a limited sales, excise and use tax on the sale or use of certain tangible personal property in this State and providing for the administration and enforcement of such tax and the allocation of revenues therefrom; providing an effective date.
HB 117 Caption: Relating to requiring registration with the Texas State Department of Health, Division of Veterinary Public Health, of any person, firm or corporation who shall slaughter cattle, calf, sheep, swine, goat, poultry or domestic rabbit for human consumption; providing for penalty for non-registration.
HB 367 Caption: Relating to creating two (2) County Courts of Dallas County at Law to be known and designated as County Court of Dallas County at Law Number 3, and County Court of Dallas County at Law Number 4.
HB 368 Caption: Relating to amending the Special Fuels Tax Law, providing that before the right of a person to purchase special fuels tax free is forfeited as now provided by law, such person shall be granted a hearing or opportunity to be heard; providing that in case of forfeiture the Comptroller may issue said person a non-bonded user's permit to purchase special fuels tax paid from bonded suppliers or dealers and to file claims for refund of taxes paid on special fuels used off the public highways; pertaining to invoices issued on the sale and delivery of special fuels and records to be kept.
HB 449 Caption: Relating to authorizing the amount of compensation to be paid from county funds by counties having a population of nine hundred and fifty thousand (950,000) or more, according to the last preceding Federal Census, as compensation to district and criminal district judges in such counties, providing for the compensation of substitute judges.
HB 467 Caption: Relating to water safety.
HB 599 Caption: Relating to repealing Statutes, authorizing the Sabine River Authority to prescribe penalties for violations of its regulations and to employ its own peace officers.
HB 857 Caption: Relating to the rates of tuition or registration fees to be charged by the institutions of collegiate rank; providing for certain scholarships; providing for certain fees for nonresident students.
HB 1036 Caption: Relating to providing for the minimum and maximum salaries of certain public officials in counties having a population of not less than nine hundred thousand (900,000) nor more than one million (1,000,000) according to the last preceding Federal Census.
HB 1064 Caption: Relating to providing for the period of notice stipulation in contracts between Federal prime contractors and their subcontractors.
HCR 24 Caption: Granting Robert G. Storey permission to sue the State of Texas.
HCR 40 Caption: Granting Hattie Douglas permission to sue the State of Texas and the State Highway Department.
HCR 44 Caption: Granting Orene Health McClanahan, et al, permission to sue the State of Texas and the State Highway Department.
HCR 76 Caption: Providing for adjournment sine die.
HCR 86 Caption: Creating "The Committee on State and Local Tax Policy."
HCR 104 Caption: Suspending the Joint Rules to consider House Bill No. 1036.
HCR 105 Caption: Suspending the Joing Rules to consider House Bill No. 449.
HJR 24 Caption: Relating to proposing a constitutional amendment to authorize the Legislature to allow one member of the governing board of each State-supported college and university to be a nonresident of the State of Texas.
57th Regular Session
HB 95 Caption: Relating to amending a certain Section of the Texas Probate Code relating to authorized investments by a guardian of an estate of money on hand belonging to the ward beyond that which may be necessary for the education and maintenance of such ward.
HB 136 Caption: Relating to amending a certain Act revising penalties and interest provisions for failure to pay tax due by producers of gas and for failure to file reports when due under certain provisions; providing a penalty.
HB 228 Caption: Relating to amending a certain Act requiring every report, annual report, return, declaration, statement, or other document required to be made by any person, firm, association, company or corporation under any provision of Title 122A, Taxation-General, to be verified by written declaration under penalties of perjury; providing penalties for filing a false report.
HB 321 Caption: Relating to amending a certain Act providing for the issuance of serial numbers to certain vehicles.
HB 437 Caption: Relating to amending a certain Act known as the Texas Shrimp Conservation Act, to increase the size of the "Sports Bait-Shrimp Trawl" and to regulate the heading and dumping of shrimp heads.
HB 588 Caption: Relating to amending the Penal Code pertaining to season of hunting, killing or taking wild buck deer and wild bear.
HB 589 Caption: Relating to fixing and making certain the amount of compensation to be paid Civil District Courts, Criminal District Courts, Domestic Relations Courts and Juvenile Courts in certain counties.
HB 594 Caption: Relating to authorizing The Board of Regents of the University of Texas to exchange lands in Dallas County with the Dallas County Hospital District to be used as a teaching facility fully integrated with the medical program of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, Dallas, Texas.
HB 700 Caption: Relating to repealing a certain Statute relating to raising revenue for the State of Texas by the imposition of a broad based excise and use tax applicable to certain types of tangible personal property; providing an effective date.
HB 757 Caption: Relating to amending a certain Act relating to the speed of vehicles on highways.
HB 774 Caption: Relating to amending the Penal Code of the State of Texas relating to the length of motor vehicles and combinations thereof designed exclusively for the transportation of automobiles, trucks and buses.
HCR 29 Caption: Inviting Dr. James H. Jauncey to address a Joint Session of the Legislature.
HCR 124 Caption: Directing the creation of a Texas commission on City and County governments to study the feasibility of consolidating the city and county governments of the State.
HJR 3 Caption: Relating to proposing an amendment to the Constitution of Texas providing that equality under the law shall not be denied or abridged because of sex; providing for its effective date.
HR 149 Caption: Proposing an amendment to the House Rules.
HR 158 Caption: Proposing an amendment to the House Rules.
57th 1st Called Session
HB 6 Caption: Relating to providing additional revenue for the support of the state government; amending a certain Statute to provide for a Excise and Use Tax; extending the additional franchise tax until April 30, 1964; levying a tax on coin-operated machines; increasing the operator's, commercial operator's and chauffer's license fees and allocating the revenue therefrom; increasing the gas production occupation tax for a period of two years; providing an effective date.
HB 110 Caption: Relating to providing that all bills for raising revenue enacted by the First Called Session of the 57th Legislature shall become effective on September 1, 1961.
57th 3rd Called Session
HB 90 Caption: Relating to amending a certain Act to provide for the issuance of serial numbers to certain vessels; prescribing certain equipment; exempting boats eight feet or under from certain requirements; regulating certain activities; prohibiting local fees; empowering game wardens with certain authority; providing for certain fees and partial fees with exception thereto; providing the manner in which the Highway Department may construct and finance certain facilities.
56th Regular Session
HB 11 Caption: Relating to promoting safety by regulating vessels, water skiing, and aquaplaning upon the waters of this State; conferring powers and imposing duties on the State Highway Department; prescribing certain penalties; providing for funds to be deposited in the Special Boat Fund.
HB 448 Caption: Relating to amending certain statutes by providing that it shall be within the discretion of the court whether or not the child shall be brought before said court in hearings on dependent and neglected children.
HB 499 Caption: Relating to purchasing agents and assistants in counties having population of 600,000 or more inhabitants.
HB 696 Caption: Relating to repealing the Urban Renewal Law.
HJR 59 Caption: Proposing an amendment providing that equality of rights under the law shall not be denied or abridged because of sex.
56th 2nd Called Session
HB 79 Caption: Relating to amending the "Water Safety Act"; making Certificates of Number valid for a three (3) year period.
56th 3rd Called Session
HB 3 Caption: Relating to providing revenue for State purposes by imposing a tax on the sale, use, storage, rental or consumption of certain tangible personal property and utility services herein defined as tangible personal property; making an appropriation.
55th Regular Session
HB 196 Caption: Relating to making it a misdemeanor for any person to enter the premises of another for the purpose of looking into any structure at any person without consent; prescribing a penalty.
HB 286 Caption: Relating to amending certain Acts relating to the organization of the Administrative Judicial District, so as to reorganize and divide the State of Texas into nine Administrative Judicial Districts.
HB 343 Caption: Relating to repealing certain Act validating State Parks Improvement Bonds.
HB 349 Caption: Relating to regulating the sale and manufacture of foods, drugs and cosmetics for the protection of public health in the State of Texas.
HB 365 Caption: Relating to prohibiting the manufacture, sale and use of certain fireworks and to regulate the manufacture, sale and use of certain other fireworks.
HB 502 Caption: Relating to regulating the operation of boats navigating the waters within the jurisdiction of this State; requiring safety equipment; prescribing penalties; making appropriations.
HB 940 Caption: Relating to creating a Juvenile Court and a Court of Domestic Relations in Dallas County.
54th Regular Session
HB 42 Caption: Relating to amending certain Acts relating to Cemetery Perpetual Care Funds.
HB 109 Caption: Relating to create Trinity River Authority of Texas, enacting other provisions related to the subject.
HB 138 Caption: Relating to amending the Texas Liquor Control Act so as to provide that the inspection fee or charge provided therein, on liquor (vinous, malt or spirituous) exported from this State shall not exceed the sum of Five ($5.00) Dollars per shipment.
HB 177 Caption: Relating to making it unlawful for one charged or convicted of a misdemeanor punishable by jail confinement and released on bond or recognizance to willfully and knowingly fail to appear for trial or other process as required by the bail or recognizance obligation and making the offense a misdemeanor; providing a penalty.
HB 178 Caption: Relating to amending the Penal Code of the State of Texas by providing a sanitary and healthful method of wrapping and packaging of straws, tubes, or other similar devices for use of customers in public places.
HB 182 Caption: Relating to amending the Code of Criminal Procedure by adding a section to provide for the appointment of Probation and Parole Officers; providing for clerical assistants for such officers, if necessary; providing for the payment of the salaries of such officers and assistants and all reasonable and necessary expenses of such officers out of the general fund of the county.
HB 183 Caption: Relating to making it unlawful for one charged by complaint or indictment with a felony or convicted of a felony, and released on bond or recognizances, to willfully and knowingly fail to appear for trial or other process as required by the bail or recognizance obligation and making the offense a felony and providing a penalty.
HB 185 Caption: Relating to amending Statutes by prohibiting the Texas State Parks Board from constructing hotels, lodges or motels.
HB 218 Caption: Relating to creating Ten Mile Creek water control and improvement district; defining its boundaries.
HB 224 Caption: Relating to amending Statutes relating to the regulation of the practice of barbering, providing for licensing of barber schools and colleges, prescribing certain standards, requisites, and qualifications, and fixing fees for licenses; providing for the licensing of teachers and instructors in barber schools and colleges, prescribing certain standards, requisites, and qualifications, and fixing fees for teachers' certificates.
HB 291 Caption: Relating to making it a misdemeanor for any person to enter the premises of another for the purpose of looking into any structure at any person without consent; prescribing a penalty; defining terms; containing a separability clause.
HB 292 Caption: Relating to requiring courts in all felony cases of suspended sentences under the Suspended Sentence Law or the Adult Probation and Parole Law, prior to releasing defendant, to have prepared a transcript of defendant's fingerprints, description, and other pertinent information; providing for transmittal thereof to Texas Department of Public Safety.
HB 408 Caption: Relating to regulating the operation of boats, as defined in the Act, navigating the waters within the jurisdiction of this State; requiring safety equipment, lights, and other equipment and devices on boats; prescribing rules for safe operation of boats; prohibiting certain persons from operating boats; defining certain offenses and prescribing penalties for violation of the Act; making appropriations.
HJR 11 Caption: Proposing an amendment to Article I of the Constitution of the State of Texas, requiring medical or psychiatric testimony for commitment of persons for trial and commitment of such persons and for waiver of trial by jury where the person under inquiry has not been charged with commission of a criminal offense.
HJR 20 Caption: Proposing an amendment to Article V of the Constitution of the State of Texas, so as to provide for a Board for apportioning the state into judicial districts in the event the Legislature fails to make such apportionment; providing for the issuance of the necessary proclamation by the Governor.
53rd Regular Session
HB 69 Caption: Relating to amending the Penal Code of the State of Texas, providing a sanitary and healthful method of wrapping and packaging of straws, tubes, or other similar devices for use of customers in public places.
HB 110 Caption: Relating to amending certain Statutes by providing that the State of Texas shall be divided into nine Administrative Judicial Districts, naming the counties composing each.
HB 223 Caption: Relating to amending statutes concerning the disqualification of parties to testify in actions by or against executors, administrators or guardians.
HB 468 Caption: Relating to providing for the proof of business and official records by the use of photographic copies.
53rd 1st Called Session
HB 155 Caption: Relating to creating an additional County Criminal Court for Dallas County, Texas.
52nd Regular Session
HB 123 Caption: Relating to creating an additional County Criminal Court for Dallas County, Texas.
HB 224 Caption: Relating to providing for the appointment of grand jury bailiffs in certain counties.
HB 341 Caption: Relating to providing that in certain counties where the Attorney representing the State files and reads to prospective jurors in any capital felony case a written Motion that The State will not seek the death penalty as punishment, the jurors shall then be examined, selected, empaneled and sworn as now provided by law in non-capital felony cases; providing that no juror shall be disqualified on account of conscientious scruples against the infliction of the death penalty; providing that certain Articles of the Code of Criminal Procedure, 1925, shall and shall not apply in certain instances.
HB 353 Caption: Relating to providing for and regulating the use of photographic copies of business and public records as evidence in judicial and administrative proceedings.
HB 496 Caption: Relating to providing in certain counties where the Attorney representing the State files and reads to prospective jurors in any capital felony case a written Motion that The State will not seek the death penalty as punishment, the jurors shall then be examined, selected, empaneled and sworn as now provided by law in non-capital felony cases; providing the number of peremptory challenges shall remain at fifteen; providing that no juror shall be disqualified on account of conscientious scruples against the infliction of the death penalty.
HB 544 Caption: Relating to amending certain Act relative to the taking of rough fish in the waters of Dallas County.
HB 588 Caption: Relating to requiring any insurance organization doing business in Texas to pay to any Local Recording Agent of Texas who issues or signs any policy of insurance originated by a non-resident on property or persons in this State a sum not less than the amount of commission or brokerage required to be paid, by the laws or regulations of the state of such non-resident, to such non-resident for issuing or signing any policy of insurance covering property or persons located in the State of such non-resident when such policy of insurance is originated by a Local Recording Agent of this State.
HB 747 Caption: Relating to providing that in any criminal case where the issue of insanity of Defendant is tried along before the main charge and the Defendant is found sane at the time of alleged offense, such issue shall not again be submitted on trial of the main charge.
HJR 15 Caption: Proposing an amendment authorizing the Legislature to fix the term of office of certain constitutional officers, not to exceed six years; authorizing the Legislature to fix the term of office of district clerks; providing that this amendment, if ratified, shall apply to officers elected at the general election in 1952.