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Legislation authored by Lane Denton

Includes legislation with Lane Denton as the primary author for the 62nd through 64th Legislatures. For other types of authorship, search the Legislative Archive System.

64th Regular Session
HB 151 Last Action: Considered by committee in public hearing
Caption: Appropriating state funds to Texas State Technical Institute for constructing and equipping an instructional building.
HB 426 Last Action: Effective in 90 days
Caption: Relating to the valuation of property in common school districts for school tax purposes.
HB 427 Last Action: Effective in 90 days
Caption: Relating to the assessment and collection of taxes by rural high school districts.
HB 428 Last Action: Effective in 90 days
Caption: Relating to the conversion of certain common school districts to independent school districts.
HB 429 Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to certain tax exemptions and deductions as an incentive to the use of solar energy devices.
HB 465 Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Exempting certain athletic organizations from the payment of the Limited Sales, Excise and Use Tax.
HB 581 Last Action: Reported from committee with substitute
Caption: Relating to the examination, treatment, and discharge of children committed to the Texas Youth Council; requiring a hearing on the issue of parole revocation; authorizing the purchase of services from private agencies.
HB 582 Last Action: Considered by committee in public hearing
Caption: Relating to programs of the Texas Youth Council to prevent the delinquency of children and to divert from the juvenile justice system predelinquent children; authorizing the Texas Youth Council to contract with cities and political subdivisions of the state and private individuals and organizations for the implementation of delinquency diversion and prevention programs.
HB 590 Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to the receipt and disposition of pollution complaints by certain state agencies and the Gulf Coast Waste Disposal Authority.
HB 768 Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the qualification of certain applicants for licensure to practice medicine.
HB 834 Last Action: Considered by committee in public hearing
Caption: Relating to the payment, collection, and deposit of adult probation fees in McLennan County.
HB 835 Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to the composition of state representative districts in McLennan County.
HB 844 Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to the organization of the executive department of state government; creating the Commission on Organization of the Executive Departments of the Government and prescribing its powers, duties, and functions.
HB 1233 Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to the disposition of funds collected or received by certain state agencies and institutions.
HB 1234 Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to the requirement that a tape recording and minutes be made and kept of every meeting or session of a governmental body.
HB 1246 Last Action: Effective in 90 days
Caption: Relating to the type of services aged persons employed in community programs may provide.
HB 1525 Last Action: Referred to Committee on Insurance
Caption: Relating to insurance covering losses and damages from accidents occurring at Nuclear power plants.
HB 1541 Last Action: Referred to Committee on State Affairs
Caption: Relating to the accessibility of information in the custody of certain governmental agencies or bodies; increasing the penalties.
HB 1556 Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to the furnishing of natural gas to certain public utilities and customers.
HB 1601 Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to regulation of certain gas utilities.
HB 1661 Last Action: Considered by committee in formal meeting
Caption: Relating to the qualifications for membership on the Texas Board of Licensure for Nursing Home Administrators; providing for appointment of board members.
HB 1662 Last Action: Reported from committee favorably without amendments
Caption: Relating to the publication and distribution of the Texas Cotton Market News by the commissioner of agriculture.
HB 1663 Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to the disclosure of foreign investors' interests in certain real estate, corporations, banks, and insurance companies.
HB 1664 Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to vertical integration in agriculture.
HB 1665 Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to farming or owning of agricultural land by certain individuals or corporations.
HB 1666 Last Action: Referred to Committee on Health and Welfare
Caption: Relating to regulation of certain health care institutions.
HB 1769 Last Action: Reported from committee favorably without amendments
Caption: Relating to creation, powers, and duties of the Advisory Council on Services for the Elderly.
HB 1770 Last Action: Referred to Committee on Constitutional Revision
Caption: To prescribe the process for the calling of a Constitutional Convention to convene on May 17, 1976; to provide the qualifications of delegates and for the election of delegates; to provide for a preconvention planning committee; to provide for the authority and operation of the convention; to provide for the compensation of delegates; to provide for the submission of convention proposals.
HB 1848 Last Action: Referred to Committee on Revenue and Taxation
Caption: Relating to the creation, powers, duties, and funding of a property tax division in the office of the comptroller of public accounts; authorizing certain suits in the district courts; providing for payments by certain taxing units.
HB 1849 Last Action: Referred to Committee on Revenue and Taxation
Caption: Relating to the assessment of property for tax purposes.
HB 1850 Last Action: Referred to Committee on Revenue and Taxation
Caption: Relating to the imposition, collection, and disposition of a real property transfer tax; providing penalties for certain violations.
HB 1851 Last Action: Referred to Committee on Public Education
Caption: Requiring that school lunches be made available to students in certain schools; directing the Central Education Agency to establish nutritional standards for school lunches.
HB 1852 Last Action: Referred to Committee on Public Education
Caption: Relating to the allocation of classroom teacher units for kindergarten classes under the Foundation School Program.
HB 1853 Last Action: Considered by committee in public hearing
Caption: Relating to contracts negotiated by the State Department of Public Welfare with private insurance organizations for the payment of medical assistance services for eligible recipients.
HB 1854 Last Action: Effective in 90 days
Caption: Relating to facilities in which certain persons suspected of being mentally ill may be admitted for emergency observation or treatment.
HB 1855 Last Action: Referred to Committee on Insurance
Caption: Relating to prohibition of certain types of discrimination in determining motor vehicle insurance rates.
HB 1857 Last Action: Referred to Committee on Intergovernmental Affairs
Caption: Relating to sick leave and injury leave of absence for certain fire fighters.
HB 1858 Last Action: Referred to Committee on Intergovernmental Affairs
Caption: Relating to validation of the proceedings and ordinances of a general law city annexing or attempting to annex areas that include the entire territory of a municipally owned municipal airport and to validation of the boundaries of the city after the annexation or attempted annexation.
HB 1871 Last Action: Considered by committee in public hearing
Caption: Relating to a comprehensive program for child care and child abuse services; creating the Texas Children and Youth Services Council; transferring certain duties, functions, and property of the Texas Youth Council, the State Department of Public Welfare, the State Department of Mental Health and Mental Retardation, and the Texas Department of Community Affairs.
HB 1899 Last Action: Referred to Committee on Energy Resources
Caption: Relating to a research and development program for the conversion of solar energy into electric energy.
HB 2071 Last Action: Considered by committee in public hearing
Caption: Relating to the authority of the Texas Youth Council to assist local communities with services and funding of programs for delinquent children and children in danger of becoming delinquent; permitting the Texas Youth Council to promulgate rules and regulations concerning such funding; providing for the creation of an Advisory Committee on Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention and of County Youth Services Boards.
HCR 6 Last Action: Signed by Governor
Caption: Congratulating the Baylor University Bears football team on winning the 1974 Southwest Conference championship.
HCR 99 Last Action: Referred to Subcommittee on Industrial Development
Caption: Relating to requesting the Industrial Commission to study problems of communities when a state institution is closed.
HJR 82 Last Action: Referred to Committee on Constitutional Revision
Caption: Relating to providing separate formulas for the appraisal of certain open-space land.
HR 8 Caption: Providing for a picture panel of the members of the House of Representatives.
HR 155 Caption: Relating to requesting the Committee on Social Services to make an interim study on the delivery and effectiveness of social services.
HR 178 Caption: Requesting the Highway Department to designate the road between Waco and Washington-on-the-Brazos as "Old River Road" for the bicentennial celebration.
63rd Regular Session
HB 6 Last Action: Signed by the Governor
Caption: Relating to the accessibility of information in the custody of certain governmental agencies and bodies; prescribing penalties; and declaring an emergency.
HB 57 Last Action: Sent to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to the receipt and disposition of pollution complaints by certain state agencies; and declaring an emergency.
HB 58 Last Action: Referred to Committee on Revenue and Taxation
Caption: Relating to exempting from the Limited Sales, Use and Excise Tax Act the sale, production, distribution, lease or rental of, and the storage, use, or other consumption in this State of gas and electricity for residential use.
HB 59 Last Action: Signed by the Governor
Caption: Authorizing certain transportation companies to provide reduced rates or fares for persons who are 60 years of age or older or who are blind or disabled.
HB 207 Last Action: Subcommittee hearing date
Caption: Relating to the determination of motor vehicle insurance rates by the State Board of Insurance and their approval by the Legislature.
HB 208 Last Action: Sent to Calendar Committee
Caption: Relating to political advertising in elections; providing criminal and civil penalties for false representations of the source of the advertising.
HB 365 Last Action: Signed by the Governor
Caption: Relating to the exemption of certain children from compulsory attendance at public schools.
HB 366 Last Action: Reported favorably
Caption: Relating to death or disablement pension benefits for firemen suffering from heart or lung disease.
HB 368 Last Action: Sent to Calendar Committee
Caption: Relating to residence requirements for certain firemen and policemen.
HB 390 Last Action: Subcommittee hearing date
Caption: Relating to the creation, organization, management, and financing of districts.
HB 391 Last Action: Message from the Governor
Caption: Relating to advertising prior to the sale of bonds of municipal utility districts, water control and improvement districts, fresh water supply districts, and certain special law water districts defined in this Act.
HB 392 Last Action: Committee hearing date
Caption: Relating to qualifications for tax assessor and collectors of water control and improvement districts, fresh water supply districts, municipal utility districts, and certain special law districts defined in this Act.
HB 393 Last Action: Message from the Governor
Caption: Relating to the district office, meeting place, and records of water control and improvement districts, fresh water supply districts, municipal utility districts, and certain special law districts, municipal utility districts, and certain special law districts as defined in this Act.
HB 394 Last Action: Message from the Governor
Caption: Relating to the qualifications and disqualifications of directors of water control and improvement districts and municipal utility districts, supervisors of fresh water supply district, and members of governing boards of certain special law districts.
HB 821 Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to right of a person arrested for an offense of which an element is intoxication to a chemical test of his breath.
HB 1103 Last Action: Subcommittee hearing date
Caption: Relating to programs of teacher training for the teaching of disadvantaged students in the public junior colleges.
HB 1285 Last Action: Sent to Calendar Committee
Caption: Relating to the coordination of emergency medical services by State Department of Health; and declaring an emergency.
HB 1286 Last Action: Signed by the Governor
Caption: Relating to local fund assignment under the Foundation School Program for certain school districts in McLennan County.
HB 1308 Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to the certification by the Comptroller of the qualifications of certain persons appraising property for property tax purposes; providing certification for certain schools, colleges, and universities training certain property appraisers; providing penalties; limiting the purposes for which certain persons may be employed by the commissioners court in determining tax data.
HB 1309 Last Action: Committee hearing date
Caption: Relating to repealing the authorization of cities to designate industrial districts; providing a saving provision.
HB 1311 Last Action: Committee hearing date
Caption: Relating to the assessment of property for tax purposes.
HB 1313 Last Action: Subcommittee hearing date
Caption: Relating to the calculation of an economic index of the financial ability of each county to support the Foundation School Program.
HB 1314 Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to property tax exemptions for certain nursing home operations.
HB 1315 Last Action: Referred to Committee on Business and Industry
Caption: Relating to the payment of interest to the borrower on certain monthly charges collected by banks and savings and loan associations on real estate loans.
HB 1316 Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to the creation, powers, duties, and funding of a property tax division in the office of the comptroller of public accounts; authorizing certain suits in the district courts; providing for payments by certain taxing units.
HB 1317 Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to the imposition, collection, and disposition of a real property transfer tax; providing penalties for certain violations.
HB 1323 Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to the waiting period following the initial claim for unemployment compensation.
HB 1324 Last Action: Laid on table
Caption: Relating to service retirement allowances and longevity pay for certain members of the Employee Retirement System of Texas.
HB 1325 Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Providing for citation by publication in actions in forcible detainer.
HB 1329 Last Action: Referred to Committee on Transportation
Caption: Relating to the suspension of drivers' licenses.
HB 1380 Last Action: Reported favorably
Caption: Relating to compensation of persons wrongfully imprisoned.
HB 1381 Last Action: Coauthor authorized
Caption: Relating to the creation of a state personnel board.
HB 1382 Last Action: Referred to Committee on Elections
Caption: Relating to write-in candidacy for public office.
HB 1383 Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to contracts negotiated by the State Department of Public Welfare with private insurance organizations for the payment of medical assistance services for eligible recipients.
HB 1384 Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to contracts negotiated by the State Department of Public Welfare with private insurance organizations for the payment of medical assistance services for eligible recipients.
HB 1385 Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to the assessing, administration, collection, and enforcement of taxes on certain intangible property of individuals, firms, corporations, and others; providing a penalty; providing for severability.
HB 1528 Last Action: Referred to Committee on State Affairs
Caption: Relating to the membership of the Texas Commission for Indian Affairs, amending Article 5421z, Subchapter A, Section 2, Revised Civil Statutes of Texas, and declaring an emergency.
HB 1545 Last Action: Subcommittee hearing date
Caption: Providing for a Voters' Information Television Broadcast; amending the Texas Election Code by adding Section 8(a); and declaring an emergency.
HB 1623 Last Action: Referred to Committee on Education
Caption: Providing for nonvoting student representatives on the boards of trustees of junior college districts; amending Subchapter E, Chapter 130, Texas Education Code, by adding Section 130.088; and declaring an emergency.
HCR 2 Caption: Directing the State Board of Insurance to make certain changes in its ratemaking system regarding drivers under 25 years of age.
HCR 5 Last Action: Committee hearing notice posted
Caption: Creating a Constitutional Revision Commission.
HCR 55 Last Action: Reported engrossed
Caption: Proposing that the meetings and hearings of the Legislative Budget Board be tape-recorded and the records or tapes be kept on file.
HCR 69 Last Action: Signed by the Governor
Caption: Granting Moses M. Kincannon permission to sue the State of Texas.
HCR 70 Last Action: Signed by the Governor
Caption: Commending Dr. Abner McCall for the outstanding job he has done at Baylor University and for the many invaluable contributions he has made to the city of Waco and the State of Texas.
HCR 122 Last Action: Referred to Committee on Administration
Caption: Creating an interim committee to study problems of emotionally disturbed children.
HCR 146 Last Action: Referred to Committee on State Affairs
Caption: Memorializing the Congress of the United States to take immediate action to insure that the proposed cuts in veteran's benefits will not be effectuated.
HJR 47 Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Proposing an amendment of the Texas Constitution authorizing the legislature to impose ad valorem property taxes for public school purposes.
HJR 48 Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Proposing an amendment of the Texas Constitution to exempt from all property taxes household furniture and furnishings and personal clothing and to remove any requirement to render or account for those articles for purposes of taxation.
HR 22 Caption: Congratulating the Honorable Bobby Loyd Thomas.
HR 26 Caption: Instructing the Railroad Commission to make a written report on certain aspects of the energy crisis.
HR 55 Caption: Instructing the Committee on Human Resources to study the problem of cardiovascular disease and health care.
HR 72 Caption: Requesting Committee on Human Resources to study the needs of children of migrant families.
HR 76 Caption: Authorizing the Sub-committee on Public Welfare of Human Resources Committee to conduct necessary studies on public welfare.
HR 119 Caption: Memorializing Congress to take immediate action in the area of tax reform.
HR 120 Caption: Creating an interim study committee to study nursing home costs, treatment, and care.
HR 124 Caption: Amending the House Rules to provide for issuing passes to guests of members.
63rd 1st Called Session
HCR 3 Last Action: Referred to Committee on Insurance
Caption: Requesting the State Board of Insurance to reduce automobile insurance rates in accordance with reduced speed limits.
HCR 4 Last Action: Referred to Committee on Natural Resources
Caption: Requesting the Attorney General to conduct an investigation of trade practices of Texas oil companies.
HR 9 Caption: Concerning activating the House General Investigating Committee to permit a thorough study of the energy crisis.
62nd Regular Session
HB 119 Caption: Relating to the exemption of school teachers, clerical employees, and supervisory personnel from the requirement for annual tuberculosis examinations.
HB 120 Caption: Relating to supplemental state salary aid to school districts.
HB 121 Caption: Relating to a tax on abandoned motor vehicles.
HB 122 Caption: Relating to presidential preference primaries and selection of delegates to national political conventions.
HB 141 Caption: Relating to the creation and administration of a Texas Youth Employment Program by the Parks and Wildlife Department.
HB 142 Caption: Relating to providing for the regulation and control of children's summer camps organized for education, recreational, or religious purposes; providing penalties for violation.
HB 526 Caption: Relating to exempting from state college and university tuition and fees the dependent children of Texas military personnel missing in action or taken prisoner of war.
HB 864 Caption: Relating to requiring separate confinement of persons younger than 25 years who are charged with or convicted of a narcotics or dangerous drug violation.
HB 919 Caption: Relating to the authorization for students to serve as ex officio, nonvoting members of the board of regents of each state-supported institution of higher education.
HB 1126 Caption: Relating to participation in the municipal retirement system and board membership.
HR 24 Caption: Creating an interim committee to study current programs of the emotionally disturbed child.
HR 166 Caption: Allowing members to subscribe to Executive Services Incorporated.
HR 512 Caption: Commending Mr. and Mrs. Travis Ellison of Axtell.
HR 605 Caption: Commending Howard Ball of Waco.
62nd 2nd Called Session
HR 29 Caption: Amending Rule I of the House Rules concerning officers of the House.
HR 30 Caption: Amending Rule I of the House Rules concerning the staff of the Speaker.
HR 49 Caption: Appointing a special interim committee to investigate improper use of state facilities for campaign purposes.
62nd 3rd Called Session
HCR 22 Caption: Requesting the Governor to open the Call to consideration of certain legislative matters.
HR 25 Caption: Urging Congress to step up screwworm control program.
62nd 4th Called Session
HCR 17 Caption: Memorializing Congress to consider and enact emergency legislation raising the cotton loan rate to 50 percent parity and increasing exports of cotton under Title 2 of Public Law 480.
HR 13 Caption: Commending the men of Delta Upsilon Fraternity and the women of Kappa Kappa Gamma Sorority.
HR 14 Caption: Requesting the Governor to include insurance reform generally under the call of the session.
HR 47 Caption: Creating a special interim committee to study the amounts of and reasons for losses of wheat farmers.
HR 69 Caption: Commending Henry Holcomb.