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Legislation authored by Billy H. Williamson

Includes legislation with Billy H. Williamson as the primary author for the 59th through 63rd Legislatures. For other types of authorship, search the Legislative Archive System.

63rd Regular Session
HB 236 Last Action: Signed by the Governor
Caption: Relating to the admissibility of certain evidence in a wrongful death action.
HB 406 Last Action: Subcommittee hearing date
Caption: Providing an ordinance which may be adopted by a city or county realting to the establishment of a motion picture licensing and review board; and declaring an emergency.
HB 471 Last Action: Subcommittee hearing date
Caption: Relating to the authority of the Coordinating Board, Texas College and University System, to set enrollment limits at state-supported institutions of higher education.
HB 472 Last Action: Reported favorably
Caption: Relating to the appointment of an executive director of the Texas Civil Air Patrol Commission; providing for certain expenses of the executive director; providing for the exclusive use of voluntary services; limiting appropriations for certain purposes.
HB 473 Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to the penalties for certain violations of the Liquor Control Act in dry areas.
HB 489 Last Action: Subcommittee hearing date
Caption: Relating to the powers and duties of the Coordinating Board, Texas College and University System, with reference to requests for appropriations for and approval of construction, repair, and rehabilitation of facilities at institutions of higher education.
HB 934 Last Action: Reported favorably
Caption: Relating to the establishment of the East Texas State Center for Human Development.
HB 938 Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to the conditions of probation.
HB 948 Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to the appraisal of real property for ad valorem tax purposes and the collection and allocation of ad valorem taxes for educational purposes; repealing conflicting laws; and declaring an emergency.
HB 949 Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: To authorize any county to impose a sales tax on gasoline; requiring an election on the question of imposing the tax; providing for the collection, enforcement, and administration of the tax by the comptroller; providing penalties; providing disposition of revenue; and declaring an emergency.
HB 1048 Last Action: Signed by the Governor
Caption: Relating to Tyler State College; providing that certain general laws governing institutions of higher education are applicable to the college; defining the college as a general academic teaching institution; providing that certain funds received by the college shall be deposited in local depositories.
HB 1049 Last Action: Referred to Committee on Reapportionment
Caption: Relating to apportionment of the state into representative districts.
HB 1050 Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to increasing the tax on distilled spirits.
HB 1185 Last Action: Referred to Committee on Administration
Caption: Relating to the salary of the judge of the County Court at Law of Smith County.
HB 1305 Last Action: Reported favorably
Caption: Relating to the proposal or recommendation of new programs or additional funding of existing programs by agencies of the state and their officers and employees.
HB 1388 Last Action: Referred to Committee on State Affairs
Caption: Reducing the membership of the Governor's Commission on Physical Fitness to three members, reconstituting and changing the name of the Governor's Commission on Physical Fitness to the "Commission on Physical Fitness, Athletic Trainers and Physical Therapy Examiners" terminating the terms of office of the present members of the Governor's Commission on Physical Fitness with the effective date of this Act, providing for the appointment, term of office, powers, duties and authorities of the members of the Commission on Physical Fitness, Athletic Trainers and Physical Therapy Examiners; providing for the appointment of an Executive Director of the Commission on Physical Fitness, Athletic Trainers and Physical Therapy Examiners; abolishing the Board of Athletic Trainers; terminating the terms of office of present members of the Board of Athletic Trainers; transferring all powers and duties of the Board of Athletic Trainers prior to the effective date of this Act to the Commission on Physical Fitness, Athletic Trainers and Physical Therapy Examiners; abolishing the Board of Examiners of Physical Therapy; terminating the terms of office of the present members of the Board of Examiners of Physical Therapy; transferring all powers an duties of the Board of Examiner of Physical Therapy to the Commission on Physical Fitness, Athletic Trainers and Physical Therapy Examiners; prescribing the powers, duties and authority of the Commission on Physical Fitness, Athletic Trainers and Physical Therapy Examiners; making other provisions relating to the organization, powers, duties and authority of the Commission on Physical Fitness, Athletic Trainers and Physical Therapy Examiners; repealing all laws in conflict.
HB 1458 Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to ballot qualification requirements and procedures for certain political parties which do not hold primary elections; amending the Texas Election Code to lower the number of precinct convention participants and petition signers required for qualifying.
HB 1612 Last Action: Referred to Committee on Education
Caption: Relating to sharing of special teacher units and providing transportation systems in certain school districts; amending Sections 4 and 5, Chapter 493, Acts of the 60th Legislature, Regular Session, 1967 (Article 26881-2, Vernon's Texas Civil Statutes); and declaring an emergency.
HCR 83 Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Requesting congress to call a constitutional convention to propose a balanced-budget amendment.
HCR 84 Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Petitioning the Congress of the United States to call a convention to propose a new article to as an amendment to the Constitution of the United States.
HCR 106 Last Action: Signed by the Governor
Caption: Commending the Tyler Junior College Apache Belles and Apache Band, along with Director Eva Saunders, Choreographer Al Gillam, and Band Director Jack Smith, for their outstanding service to the State of Texas.
HCR 196 Last Action: Referred to Committee on Rules
Caption: Congratulating 1973 graduates of John Tyler High School and Robert E. Lee High School of Tyler, Texas.
HR 79 Caption: Providing for interim study by the Committee on Business and Industry regarding real estate industry.
62nd Regular Session
HB 762 Caption: Relating to the creation of Tyler State College.
HB 777 Caption: Relating to the establishment of a division of early childhood education within the State Department of Education; providing for the certification of personnel in the field of early childhood education.
HB 778 Caption: Relating to the licensing of certain custodial and educational facilities and institutions for children by the Department of Public Welfare. Setting a penalty.
HB 799 Caption: Relating to the treatment of persons with various respiratory diseases at East Texas Chest Hospital and designating the hospital as the agency of the State for conducting research and providing training for the treatment of such diseases.
HB 800 Caption: Relating to municipal annexation.
HB 843 Caption: Relating to the runoff elections for trustee of an independent school district.
HB 933 Caption: Relating to the control, supervision, and the use of the State Cemetery, and the use of other state property as an interment site.
HB 934 Caption: Relating to assessment and collection of taxes of independent school districts.
HB 935 Caption: Relating to the establishment of campuses of the Texas State Technical Institute.
HB 936 Caption: Relating to the naming of roads, bridges, streets, and highways in the state highway system by local and county governments.
HB 937 Caption: Relating to the establishment of a motion picture licensing and review board.
HB 938 Caption: Relating to the seizure of obscene materials; providing penalties.
HB 963 Caption: Relating to the authority of the comptroller to authorize the use of metered machines in lieu of cigarette stamps and to discounts for out-of-state purchasers.
HB 1020 Caption: Relating to creating the Texas Civil Air Patrol Commission.
HB 1076 Caption: Relating to the organization of a six-member Parks and Wildlife Commission.
HB 1214 Caption: Relating to the composition of the State Board of Education.
HB 1219 Caption: Relating to the election of members of the Coordinating Board, Texas College and University System.
HB 1220 Caption: Relating to the powers and duties of the Coordinating Board, Texas College and University System, with reference to requests for appropriations for and approval of construction, repair, and rehabilitation of facilities at institutions of higher education.
HB 1221 Caption: Relating to the power of the Coordinating Board, Texas College and University System, to set enrollment limits at state-supported institutions of higher education.
HCR 65 Caption: Petitioning Congress to call convention proposing an amendment to the Constitution concerning state public schools.
HCR 159 Caption: Congratulating the City of Lindale on its 100th Anniversary.
HR 285 Caption: Naming Mary King Christian Mascot of the House.
HR 320 Caption: In memory of Leon Rutland Bailey.
HR 371 Caption: In memory of John R. Moore.
HR 525 Caption: Commending Mr. and Mrs. S. J. "Sant" Tucker of Lindale.
62nd 1st Called Session
HB 11 Caption: Relating to the acquisition of a site for, and the issuance of bonds by, Tyler State College.
62nd 3rd Called Session
HCR 28 Caption: Petitioning the Congress of the United States to call a convention for the purpose of proposing an Article on public education as an amendment to the Constitution of the Unite States.
HR 120 Caption: Congratulating the Honorable Jack Hawkins.
61st Regular Session
HB 4 Caption: Relating to the apportionment and number of trustees of certain junior college districts.
HB 335 Caption: Relating to including the water area of Lake Palestine under the provisions of the Uniform Wildlife Regulatory Act.
HB 513 Caption: Relating to the control, supervision, and use of the state cemetery, and the use of other state property as an interment site.
HB 613 Caption: Relating to providing for pilot programs in school districts that wish to experiment with three-semester programs in schools that operate 12 months.
HB 614 Caption: Relating to the creation of appraisal service districts in certain counties; providing for penalties.
HB 616 Caption: Relating to amending the Texas Liquor Control Act to increase the tax on distilled spirits and clarify that tax stamps are not required on malt liquor containers.
HB 822 Caption: Relating to creating and providing for various coeducational institutions of higher learning.
HB 826 Caption: Relating to reimbursement of the state for the use by state employees of state facilities for the writing, composing, or preparing of material designed for sale for the personal profit of the employee; providing a penalty.
HB 828 Caption: Relating to the organization of a six-member Parks and Wildlife Commission.
HB 829 Caption: Relating to providing penalties for certain offenses, in dry areas; amending the Texas Liquor Control Act.
HB 830 Caption: Relating to providing that motor vehicles of certain organizations shall be required to register such vehicles but shall not be required to pay registration fees but shall pay a fee of Five Dollars ($5).
HB 833 Caption: Relating to a pilot program to treat persons with various respiratory diseases at the East Texas Tuberculosis Hospital.
HB 834 Caption: Relating to amending the Texas Insurance Code by defining "health insurance policy"; excluding coverage under workmens compensation; providing that this Act governs health and hospitalization to same extent that Board Governs rates of casualty insurance; granting the State Board of Insurance sole and exclusive power and authority to determine, fix, prescribe, and promulgate just, reasonable, and adequate maximum and minimum rates of premiums to be charged and collected by insurers writing individual health insurance policies in this State; providing the State Board of Insurance with authority to establish classifications of insureds for the purpose of determining, fixing, prescribing, and promulgating just, reasonable and adequate maximum and minimum rates of premiums for each class so established; granting insurers authority to sell health insurance for less than maximum rates; providing for Board for alter rates by setting limits and standard deviations; provided the premiums charged are uniform within classes of insureds; providing that reinsurance reserves shall be based on rates prescribed by the Board; authorizing the State Board of Insurance to prescribe all standard forms, clauses, and endorsements used in connection with health insurance policies; authorizing the State Board of Insurance to prescribe a sufficient number of forms, taking into consideration anticipated losses from various diseases and reasonable costs of hospitalization and medical treatments.
HB 854 Caption: Relating to requiring state agencies to formulate rules of conduct for its officers and employees.
HB 863 Caption: Relating to the authority of incorporated cities to create motion picture review boards; providing a model ordinance; removing certain exemptions from the obscenity statute and providing certain procedure for injunctions.
HB 1024 Caption: Relating to creating and establishing in Tyler, a coeducational institution of higher learning to be known as Tyler State University.
HB 1185 Caption: Relating to imposing an occupation tax on persons engaged in the business of selling or renting tangible personal property on Sunday.
HB 1321 Caption: Relating to retirement credit for time served as a county judge.
HB 1371 Caption: Relating to the salary of the county judge in certain counties.
HB 1372 Caption: Relating to the compensation of the judge of the County Court at Law of Smith County.
HB 1373 Caption: Relating to salaries of county officers and officials in certain counties.
HB 1374 Caption: Relating to juvenile boards in certain counties.
HB 1375 Caption: Relating to salaries of the secretary or stenographer to the county judge in certain counties.
HB 1459 Caption: Relating to the creation of the Texas Civil Air Patrol Commission.
HCR 84 Caption: In memory of Thomas B. Ramey Sr. of Tyler, Texas,
HCR 105 Caption: Directing the State Building Commission to erect, at no expense to the state and without credit to the donor or donors, a marker with an inscription to the "Tyler Rose."
HJR 32 Caption: Relating to proposing a constitutional amendment to authorize creation of tax appraisal districts.
HJR 37 Caption: Relating to proposing a constitutional amendment to provide that county commissioners may be elected at large and to permit a reduction in the number of justice of the peace precincts; and providing that such amendment shall be self-enacting.
61st 1st Called Session
HB 11 Caption: Relating to amending the Texas Liquor Control act to increase the tax on distilled spirits and clarify that tax stamps are not required on malt liquor containers.
HB 15 Caption: Relating to increasing the rate of the Limited Sales, Excise and Use Tax to four percent by the levy of an additional tax of one percent; providing for allocation of portions of the additional tax to cities, counties, and independent school districts.
HCR 29 Caption: Congratulating David King Caldwell of Smith County for his accomplishments.
61st 2nd Called Session
HB 5 Caption: Relating to amending the Texas Liquor Control Act to increase the tax on distilled spirits and clarify that tax stamps are not required on malt liquor containers.
HB 92 Caption: Relating to amending the Texas Education Code relative to assessment and collection of taxes of independent school districts by the assessor and collector of an incorporated city or town.
60th Regular Session
HB 492 Caption: Relating to imposing an occupation tax on persons engaged in the business of selling or renting tangible personal property on Sunday.
HB 562 Caption: Relating to validating all types of junior and regional college districts, together with the boundaries and names thereof.
HB 563 Caption: Relating to amending Texas Mental Health and Mental Retardation Act pertaining to eligibility of community mental health and mental retardation centers to receive state grants-in-aid.
HB 564 Caption: Relating to providing that anyone who operates a motor vehicle upon the highways of this state shall be deemed to have given his consent to submit to a chemical test of his breath, blood, saliva, or urine to determine the alcoholic or drug content of his blood.
HB 586 Caption: Relating to the validity of policies, rules, regulations, and decisions made by a state commission or board in executive session.
HB 587 Caption: Relating to increasing the membership of the Parks and Wildlife Commission and providing for appointment of members to the Commission.
HB 742 Caption: Relating to the notice required for terminating certain tenancies.
HB 743 Caption: Relating to the assessment and collection of taxes by cities for other taxing entities.
HB 864 Caption: Relating to fraudulent misrepresentation of a nonnegotiable instrument as negotiable.
HB 865 Caption: Relating to the seizure and sale of property to collect delinquent taxes.
HB 866 Caption: Relating to the salary of the Judge of the Court of Domestic Relations of Smith County; relating to the compensation of the Criminal District Attorney of Smith County and the appointment, compensation, and duties of various assistants and employees for that office.
HB 921 Caption: Relating to the establishment of a medical branch of The University of Texas in the city of Tyler, Smith County, Texas, to be known as The University of Texas Medical School at Tyler.
HB 1019 Caption: Relating to archery season in Smith County.
HB 1020 Caption: Relating to quarterly semester pilot programs in the public schools.
HB 1021 Caption: Relating to amending the Insurance Code by prohibiting corporations operating thereunder from engaging in the business of guaranteeing the payment of obligations secured by mortgages on real estate; providing exceptions.
HB 1069 Caption: Relating to the creation of senior college districts.
HB 1187 Caption: Relating to the creation of appraisal service districts in certain counties; establishing an appraisal service district board; providing for appraisal of certain property; providing for implementation, financing, and administration of appraisal service districts; providing for penalties.
HB 1188 Caption: Relating to the abolishing of office of county superintendent in all counties of this state having a population of not less than 86,472 nor more than 86,500 according to the last preceding federal census and consisting of only independent school districts; relating to the hiring and salaries of school bus drivers.
HB 1190 Caption: Relating to workmen's compensation and other coverage for employees of highway subcontractors.
HB 1363 Caption: Relating to the compensation of the Criminal District Attorney of Smith County and the appointment, compensation, and duties of various assistants and employees for that office.
HCR 10 Caption: In memory of R. W. Fair from Tyler.
HCR 128 Caption: In memory of the Brady P. Gentry of Tyler.
HR 21 Caption: In memory of William Fred Hull of Tyler.
HR 22 Caption: In memory of Randal H. Murrow of Tyler.
HR 140 Caption: Directing the creation of a committee to study the feasibility of constructing porticos on the wings of the Capitol.
HR 283 Caption: Congratulating State Representative John Allen and Doris Isom on their marriage.
HR 469 Caption: Directing the creation of a committee to study the relationship between the professions of architecture, engineering, and landscape architecture.
60th 1st Called Session
HB 12 Caption: Relating to providing for licensing and comprehensive regulation of the coin-operated machine business; providing exceptions; prescribing penalties.
HB 15 Caption: Relating to amending the Texas Liquor Control Act to increase the minimum tax on distilled spirits.
59th Regular Session
HB 422 Caption: Relating to amending certain Acts by providing that motor vehicles of certain organizations shall be required to register such vehicles but shall not be required to pay registration fees but shall pay a fee of five dollars.
HB 458 Caption: Relating to amending the Penal Code by providing that either parent may give consent for the marriage of a minor.
HB 760 Caption: Relating to the jurisdiction of the County Court at law of Smith County.
HB 761 Caption: Relating to providing for the compensation of the official shorthand reporters of the 7th and 114th Judicial Districts of Texas.
HB 762 Caption: Relating to employing a secretary for the County Court at Law of Smith County.
HB 763 Caption: Relating to salaries of the secretary or stenographer to the County Judge in certain counties.
HB 1057 Caption: Relating to fire protection in unincorporated areas of counties; amending certain Acts.
HJR 68 Caption: Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of Texas to provide that when a proposed constitutional amendment has been defeated at the polls, no amendment involving the same issue may be proposed at any of the next five succeeding biennial sessions of the Legislature except by a vote of five-sixths of all members elected to each House.
HR 487 Caption: In memory of Dr. Gus Pinkerton of Tyler.
HR 488 Caption: In memory of Neal Cain of Garden Valley.
HR 489 Caption: In memory of Mrs. Hilda B. McNutt of Tyler.