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Legislation authored by Sarah Weddington

Includes legislation with Sarah Weddington as the primary author for the 63rd through 65th Legislatures. For other types of authorship, search the Legislative Archive System.

65th Regular Session
HB 88 Last Action: Amended
Caption: Providing for the holding of presidential primary elections by certain political parties and prescribing the method for selecting delegates to national nominating conventions of those parties.
HB 198 Last Action: Considered by committee in formal meeting
Caption: Relating to a sales and use tax exemption for printed matter and publications of public kindergartens and primary and secondary schools.
HB 222 Last Action: Laid on the table subject to call
Caption: Granting certain inheritance rights to and from an illegitimate child who has been legitimated in the voluntary legitimation proceeding.
HB 223 Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the maximum width of certain buses.
HB 330 Last Action: Referred to Committee on Natural Resources
Caption: Relating to fishing license requirements for certain residents of hospitals or state schools who fish for therapeutic purposes.
HB 331 Last Action: Assigned to General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to authorizing cities to impose certain hotel occupancy taxes to provide funds for the encouragement, promotion, improvement, and application of the arts in the city.
HB 332 Last Action: Referred to Committee on Jurisprudence
Caption: Relating to evidence in a civil action of necessity of services and reasonableness of charges by a person or institution licensed by the state.
HB 333 Last Action: Assigned to General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to discovery by the defendant of certain statements and conversations.
HB 373 Last Action: Assigned to General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to computation of official grade point averages of a student enrolled in a state-supported institution of higher education.
HB 628 Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to a system for gathering and dispensing notices of certain state job opportunities.
HB 676 Last Action: Considered by subcommittee in formal meeting
Caption: Relating to the licensing and regulation of speech pathologists and audiologists; providing penalties.
HB 806 Last Action: Referred to Committee on State Affairs
Caption: Relating to the creation and administration of a state employee development fund.
HB 1014 Last Action: Assigned to General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to student services fees at state-supported institutions of higher education.
HB 1131 Last Action: Referred to Committee on Criminal Jurisprudence
Caption: Relating to time limitations on cremation of a deceased person.
HB 1132 Last Action: Referred to Committee on Economic Development
Caption: Relating to a change of the term real estate salesman to real estate sales associate.
HB 1135 Last Action: Referred to Subcommittee on Judicial Districts
Caption: Relating to the creation of the 278th, 279th, and 280th Judicial Districts, each composed of Travis County.
HB 1235 Last Action: Referred to Committee on Health and Welfare
Caption: Relating to certain patient/student workers who are clients of care facilities of the Texas Department of Mental Health and Mental Retardation and the wages to be paid to such patient/students; providing that the Department will promulgate rules to effectuate this section; declaring that this section does not create an employer/employee relationship between Texas Department of Mental Health and Mental Retardation and these clients; providing for severability; and declaring an emergency.
HB 1236 Last Action: Referred to Committee on Health and Welfare
Caption: Providing that the Commissioner shall appoint the head of each facility and institution of the Department, with approval of the Board; providing that the heads of certain facilities shall be physicians; further providing that the head of each facility and institution shall serve at the pleasure of the Commissioner.
HB 1252 Last Action: Referred to Committee on Intergovernmental Affairs
Caption: Relating to the creation, powers, and duties of offices of child support; authorizing contracts between and among counties and juvenile boards for the establishment of child support offices.
HB 1253 Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to the appointment, use, and duties of a master for district courts and courts of domestic relations in the state; providing for procedures and other rules relative to the master and the finding and recommendations of the master.
HB 1491 Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to retail installment transactions; defining seller credit card.
HB 1556 Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to retaliation by a public servant agaist a person for instituting a complaint of or action against discrimination.
HB 1615 Last Action: Considered by committee in public hearing
Caption: Relating to the use of the word "cooperative" by certain corporations.
HB 1616 Last Action: Considered by committee in public hearing
Caption: Relating to certain requirements for licensing as an operator in cosmetology; relating to certain requirements for licensing as an instructor.
HB 1618 Last Action: Assigned to General State Calendar
Caption: Transferring authority and responsibility of the Elrose Apartment Building from the State Building Commission to the Texas Historical Commission; and declaring an emergency.
HB 1621 Last Action: Reported from subcommittee favorably without amendments
Caption: Authorizing community centers for mental health and mental retardation services to acquire real and personal property; and declaring an emergency.
HB 1627 Last Action: Assigned to Consent Calendar
Caption: Relating to the form of the petition of minor party and the form of the application of independent candidate for a place on the general election ballot.
HB 1761 Last Action: Assigned to General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to enforcement of the Deceptive Trade Practices-Consumer Protection Act by the attorney general and by district and county attorneys.
HB 1762 Last Action: Assigned to General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to the transfer of cases under the Uniform Reciprocal Enforcement of Support Act.
HB 1913 Last Action: Referred to Committee on Intergovernmental Affairs
Caption: Relating to municipal authority in areas of extraterritorial jurisdiction.
HB 1946 Last Action: Assigned to Consent Calendar
Caption: Relating to the methods of sale of certain university lands.
HB 1947 Last Action: Assigned to Consent Calendar
Caption: Relating to the number, salaries and other personnel matters of employees of community centers; and providing for approval of salaries of community center employees by the Commissioner of the Texas Department of Mental Health and Mental Retardation, and declaring an emergency.
HB 2002 Last Action: Assigned to General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to the interest rates applicable to commercial transactions.
HB 2008 Last Action: Referred to Committee on State Affairs
Caption: Relating to the preference of veterans in public employment.
HB 2009 Last Action: Referred to Committee on Judicial Affairs
Caption: Relating to the office of District Attorney of the 53rd Judicial District, authorizing the State of Texas to pay basic salaries of the staff of the Office of District Attorney of the 53rd Judicial District; providing that the State of Texas shall receive fifty percent of the revenue derived from fines in cases prosecuted by that office.
HB 2010 Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to consent for sterilization of an imcompetent person.
HB 2011 Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to the consent of a minor to contraceptive counseling or treatment.
HB 2012 Last Action: Assigned to General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to the relinquishment to Laguna Art Museum, Inc., Austin, Texas, of the right of reversion of the State of Texas in the museum's property at Austin, Texas.
HCR 37 Last Action: Assigned to Resolutions Calendar
Caption: Establishing a joint interim committee to study improving efficiency of state government through employee training programs.
HCR 78 Last Action: Signed by the Governor
Caption: Requesting that state agencies use a standard application form for state employment on a trial basis.
HCR 98 Last Action: Referred to Committee on Judicial Affairs
Caption: Granting City National Bank of Austin permission to sue the state and the State Commission for the Blind.
HCR 119 Last Action: Assigned to Resolutions Calendar
Caption: Requesting State Board of Control to consider energy efficient life-cycle costing as significant element in procurement policies.
HCR 120 Last Action: Considered by committee in public hearing
Caption: Urging local governmental entities to adopt and enforce energy conservation building codes under their jurisdiction.
HJR 18 Last Action: Considered by subcommittee in formal meeting
Caption: Proposing an amendment to Article VIII of the Texas Constitution relating to tax relief to preserve certain historical resources.
HR 21 Caption: Authorizing Boy Scouts of America to use hall of House on February 12, 1977.
HR 24 Caption: Requesting state departments, agencies, colleges, and universities to encourage demonstration projects and feasibility studies making use of alternate energy sources.
HR 33 Caption: Authorizing use of House chamber to the Lone Star Council of the Girl Scouts on Saturday, March 19, 1977.
HR 44 Caption: Requesting certain agencies to consider using grass pavers on construction projects.
HR 76 Caption: Authorizing a certain upper-division government class of The University of Texas at Austin to use House chamber on Sunday, May 1, 1977.
HR 77 Caption: Congratulating Speaker Clayton and celebrating Speaker's Day, May 2, 1977.
65th 1st Called Session
HB 10 Last Action: Filed
Caption: Providing for the holding of presidential primary elections by certain political parties and prescribing the method for selecting delegates to national nominating conventions of those parties.
64th Regular Session
HB 28 Last Action: Considered by subcommittee in public hearing
Caption: Relating to certain pension benefits and allowances for certain firemen or their survivors.
HB 29 Last Action: Reported from subcommittee favorably without amendments
Caption: Relating to a procedure to restrict telephone solicitation.
HB 30 Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to eliminating the $100,000 limitation on plans and specifications prepared by the staff of the State Building Commission.
HB 31 Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to student use fees at state-supported institutions of higher education.
HB 535 Last Action: Laid on the table subject to call
Caption: Relating to the annual registration fee paid to the Texas Board of Chiropractic Examiners by persons licensed to practice chiropractic.
HB 716 Last Action: Reported from committee favorably without amendments
Caption: Relating to the Employees Retirement System of Texas; providing for termination of membership; providing for continuing membership with retirement eligibility after a certain period of service; providing for service retirement; providing for re-employment of retired appointive officers or employees; providing for refund of contributions; providing for forfeiture of inactive accounts; providing for transfer of interest to various system funds; providing for computation and crediting of interest to member accounts; providing for an interest fund; and to provide for lump sum payments on retirement for certain accumulated leave.
HB 773 Last Action: Referred to Committee on Health and Welfare
Caption: Relating to the authority of an insurer to designate a particular practitioner or practitioners of the healing arts in a policy of accident and sickness insurance.
HB 931 Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to state support of local bicentennial projects; making an appropriation.
HB 995 Last Action: Considered by committee in public hearing
Caption: Relating to state support of local bicentennial projects.
HB 1242 Last Action: Referred to Committee on Intergovernmental Affairs
Caption: Relating to the extension of the coverage of the municipal ordinances of the city of Austin to areas within its extraterritorial jurisdiction.
HB 1248 Last Action: Laid on the table subject to call
Caption: Relating to creating a firemen's relief and retirement fund in certain cities.
HB 1391 Last Action: Referred to Committee on Jurisprudence
Caption: Relating to district clerks having duties in more than one district court, enabling them to combine the civil minutes of the several courts in one book and to combine the criminal minutes of the courts in another book.
HB 1503 Last Action: Referred to Committee on Intergovernmental Affairs
Caption: Relating to allowing recovery of costs by certain public hospitals for emergency medical care or treatment of nonresident, indigent, or needy persons.
HB 1504 Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to the authority of counties to regulate the use of land, construction or alteration of structures, and development of subdivisions in areas outside the limits of incorporated cities and towns; providing penalties.
HB 1513 Last Action: Referred to Committee on Higher Education
Caption: Relating to withdrawing contributions to the optional retirement at institutions of higher education.
HB 1532 Last Action: Effective in 90 days
Caption: Amending Article 5728, Revised Civil Statutes of Texas, 1925, as last amended by Section 1 of Chapter 320, Acts of the 60th Legislature, Regular Session, 1967, by providing that the maximum fee allowable for testing butane and propane measuring devices be raised to Ten Dollars ($10) for each measuring device tested.
HB 1533 Last Action: Referred to Committee on Revenue and Taxation
Caption: Relating to tax exemptions for certain historical sites.
HB 1581 Last Action: Effective in 90 days
Caption: Relating to the Texas Kidney Health Care Act.
HB 1624 Last Action: Reported from committee favorably with amendments
Caption: Relating to the state historical marker program.
HB 1625 Last Action: Considered by committee in public hearing
Caption: Relating to the regulation of professional liability insurance.
HB 1651 Last Action: Referred to Committee on Jurisprudence
Caption: Relating to remedies against a motor vehicle dealer who purports to sell a used vehicle without transferring title.
HB 1812 Last Action: Referred to Committee on Intergovernmental Affairs
Caption: Relating to municipal authority in areas of extraterritorial jurisdiction.
HB 1949 Last Action: Referred to Committee on State Affairs
Caption: Amending the Texas Water Code relating to the acquisition and disposition of state owned lands and flats by navigation districts; repealing laws in conflict.
HB 2169 Last Action: Effective in 90 days
Caption: Relating to ramp lights and exit signs in certain buildings.
HCR 73 Last Action: Signed by Governor
Caption: In memory of Robert C. "Bob" Armstrong.
HCR 103 Last Action: Signed by Governor
Caption: Providing for acceptance of liveoak trees and plaque naming donor.
HCR 137 Last Action: Referred to Committee on Health and Welfare
Caption: Relating to creating an interim committee to supervise a study by an independent management consulting firm of state inspection and regualtion of nursing and convalescent homes.
HCR 149 Last Action: Signed by Governor
Caption: Authorizing placement of bicentennial celebration marker on capitol grounds commemorating German Lutheran Church and the Swedish Methodist Church sites.
HCR 157 Last Action: Signed by Governor
Caption: Authorizing the Board of Control to accept certain funds form the Austin Lawyers' Wives Club.
HJR 71 Last Action: Referred to Committee on Constitutional Revision
Caption: Relating to tax relief to preserve certain historical references.
HR 14 Caption: Granting permission to the Boy Scouts of America to use the hall of the House.
HR 15 Caption: Inviting the Lone Star Girl Scout Council Troop 346 to appear before the House in observance of Susan B. Anthony Day.
HR 182 Caption: Commending Bob Kelly.
63rd Regular Session
HB 148 Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to the consent required for the termination of pregnancy; and declaring an emergency.
HB 149 Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to the immunity of physicians, hospitals, and other persons acting under the direction of a physician from liability to the spouse of a person on whom the physician performs surgery or treats for the purpose of sterilization if the person on whom the surgery is performed or the treatment is administered consents to sterilization; and declaring an emergency.
HB 150 Last Action: Sent to Calendar Committee
Caption: Relating to the capacity of certain persons to consent to examination and treatment by a licensed physician for pregnancy, and to examination and treatment by a licensed physician for the purpose of the prevention of pregnancy or conception; and declaring an emergency.
HB 151 Last Action: Referred to Committee on Criminal Jurisprudence
Caption: Repealing Articles 1191, 1192, 1193, 1194, and 1196, Penal Code of Texas, 1925, which relate to the offense of abortion; and declaring an emergency.
HB 474 Last Action: Sent to Calendar Committee
Caption: An Act relating to the prevention, care, and treatment of chronic kidney disease; making certain findings concerning chronic kidney diseases; recognizing its impact upon the citizens of Texas and declaring policy in regard thereto; creating a Division of Kidney Health Care within State Department of Health and providing for its administration and organization; delegating power and authority to the State Board of Health to deal with all phases of chronic kidney disease problems; providing for severability; providing a repealing clause; and declaring an emergency.
HB 486 Last Action: Signed by the Governor
Caption: Relating to the furnishing of copies of certain reports to the state library.
HB 610 Last Action: Referred to Committee on Criminal Jurisprudence
Caption: Relating to introducing evidence in response to the admission of evidence over objection.
HB 762 Last Action: Signed by the Governor
Caption: Relating to the establishment of personal bond offices; and declaring an emergency.
HB 929 Last Action: Amended in committee
Caption: Relating to the issuance of permits by certain governmental entities for holding public assemblies; and declaring an emergency.
HB 950 Last Action: Signed by the Governor
Caption: Relating to denial of credit or loans on the basis of sex.
HB 1085 Last Action: Reported favorably
Caption: Relating to the appointment of a substitute member to the Board for Lease of University Lands under certain circumstances; repealing all laws in conflict.
HB 1326 Last Action: Subcommittee hearing date
Caption: Relating to acquisition and disposition of state-owned lands and flats by navigation districts; repealing all laws in conflict.
HB 1354 Last Action: Subcommittee hearing date
Caption: Relating to the classification of certain students as residents for tuition purposes.
HB 1475 Last Action: Referred to Committee on Criminal Jurisprudence
Caption: Relating to defendant's entitlement to misdemeanor probation if a jury recommends probation.
HB 1505 Last Action: Sent to Calendar Committee
Caption: Relating to the authority of the guardian of the person of an incompetent to consent to the sterilization of such incompetent, amending Part 5, Chapter 7, Texas Probate Code, by adding Section 229a; and declaring an emergency.
HB 1506 Last Action: Signed by the Governor
Caption: Relating to the election of public weighers in certain counties; amending Article 5683, Revised Civil Statutes of Texas, 1925, as amended; and declaring an emergency.
HCR 214 Last Action: Referred to Committee on Transportation
Caption: Directing the conference committee on appropriations bill to include certain statements in the Highway Department appropriation.
HR 88 Caption: Welcoming the delegation of the Texas Federation of Women's Clubs.
HR 184 Caption: Providing physical facilities for a faculty center at The University of Texas at Austin.