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Legislation authored by Nelson Wolff

Includes legislation with Nelson Wolff as the primary author for the 62nd through 63rd Legislatures. For other types of authorship, search the Legislative Archive System.

63rd Regular Session
SB 1 Last Action: Signed by Governor
Caption: Making an appropriation to the Texas Constitutional Revision Commission.
SB 11 Last Action: 90 Day Bill
Caption: Enacting temporary provisions relating to the conduct and financing of primary elections held in 1974; also enacting permanent provisions relating to the minimum and maximum number of registered voters in a voting precinct, the standards for determining whether a party makes its nominations by primary elections or by conventions, the filing procedure for primary election candidates, and the number of ballots furnished for each voting precinct in primary elections.
SB 21 Last Action: Referred to Committee on Finance
Caption: Exempting certain athletic organization from the payment of the Limited Sales, Excise and Use Tax.
SB 26 Last Action: Referred to Committee on State Affairs
Caption: Authorizing the creation of the separate office of county elections administrator in certain counties and providing for transfer of voter registration duties and other election duties to the administrator; making provisions in regard to the appointment and tenure of the administrator, his powers and duties, and other matters incidental to the operation and functioning of his office.
SB 28 Last Action: Sent to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to absentee voting; enacting amendments to permit any qualified voter to vote absentee by personal appearance, to require deputy clerks for absentee voting to be sent to hospitals, nursing homes, and similar institutions under certain circumstances, and to make certain changes in the voting procedure.
SB 29 Last Action: Sent to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to the conduct of primary elections; providing for joint polling places for parties holding primaries and making other provisions in regard to arrangements at the polling places.
SB 107 Last Action: Reported favorably
Caption: Relating to the sale and use of fireworks.
SB 137 Last Action: Reported favorably
Caption: Authorizing commissioners courts of any county to prohibit the sale and use of fireworks in the unincorporated areas of the county.
SB 138 Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the appointment and duties of a jail administrator in Bexar County, Texas and to benefits paid survivors of supervisory personnel in a jail controlled by such an administrator.
SB 159 Last Action: 90 Day Bill
Caption: Relating to the jurisdiction of certain courts in Bexar County, Texas; relating to the creation, jurisdiction, administration, and procedure of two courts to be known as the County Court at Law Number 4 of Bexar County, Texas, and the County Court at Law Number 5 of Bexar County, Texas; providing for the qualifications, appointment, election, and salary of the judges and for the duties of the necessary officers and employees; authorizing the appointment of an assistant or assistants to the judge of the County Civil Court at Law of Bexar County and appointment by the Criminal District Attorney of an assistant to serve in the County Court at Law Number 6; providing the terms of such court; adjusting the jurisdiction as between the several courts.
SB 177 Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the fees for nursing home administrators.
SB 178 Last Action: 90 Day Bill
Caption: Providing for the waiver of license fees for the State of Texas and its departments, divisions, boards and agencies.
SB 258 Last Action: Referred to Committee on Intergovernmental Relations
Caption: Relating to regulation of air carriers.
SB 279 Last Action: Sent to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to vacant and dilapidated buildings.
SB 280 Last Action: Referred to Committee on Criminal Jurisprudence
Caption: Relating to the issuance of a written notice to appear in court for the violation of certain city ordinances; providing for immediate appearance before a magistrate in certain situations; providing for appearance by counsel.
SB 281 Last Action: Referred to Committee on Intergovernmental Affairs
Caption: Relating to the power of certain cities to construct, acquire, improve, and operate farmers' markets and off-street parking facilities and to finance them through the issuance of revenue bonds.
SB 282 Last Action: Subcommittee hearing date
Caption: Creating municipal courts of record in the City of San Antonio; prescribing the jurisdiction, organization, administration, procedure, and power of municipal courts of record; prescribing the practice in such courts and the appeals from the municipal courts of records; providing for appointment of a judge, court reporter, clerk, and personnel of the court; providing for conforming of the criminal jurisdiction of other courts to the municipal courts of record.
SB 344 Last Action: 90 Day Bill
Caption: Authorizing entities, either public or private, which are engaged in the generation, transmission, or distribution of electric energy for sale to the public, to cooperate and join in the planning, financing, acquisition, construction, ownership, operation, and maintenance of power plants, transmission lines, and other electric facilities; providing that each of such participating entities shall owe all the duties and shall have the rights, powers, liabilities, privileges, and exemptions attributable to its undivided interest in such facilities as provided by law with respect to an entire interest in electric facilities; providing specifically for the application of such rights, powers, and exemptions of each entity, acting for itself or for the participating entities, in the issuance of bonds and other securities, purchasing and condemning property under the power of eminent domain; making provision for tax assessments and exemptions attributable to the respective interests of the participants, and for the insuring of property and risks in such jointly owned and operated facilities; providing that nothing herein shall alter, amend, or repeal purposes of other statutes; containing a severability clause.
SB 346 Last Action: Sent to Calendar Committee
Caption: Authorizing home-rule cities to license and otherwise regulate the home improvement business.
SB 445 Last Action: Reported favorably
Caption: Adapting and incorporating certain provisions of the Uniform Alcoholism and Intoxication Treatment Act into Texas law relating to Texas Commission on Alcoholism.
SB 471 Last Action: 90 Day Bill
Caption: Relating to the establishment of a community senior citizens employment program under the Governor's Committee on Aging.
SB 590 Last Action: 90 Day Bill
Caption: Relating to composition of State Representative Districts 57H and 57I.
SB 799 Last Action: Referred to Committee on State Affairs
Caption: Relating to exempting certain substances from the provisions of the Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act of Texas.
SB 819 Last Action: Committee substitute
Caption: Relating to the registration of voters; making changes in the registration procedures, the period for which registration is effective, and other features of the voter registration system; defining offenses and prescribing penalties; amending the Texas Election Code as follows; amending Subdivisions 1, 2, and 3, Section 43a (Article 5.11a, Vernon's Texas Election Code); Subdivision 2, Section 46a (Article 5.14a); Subdivision 4, Section 47a (Article 5.15a); Subdivision 1, Section 50a (Article 5.18a); Section 50b (Article 5.18b); Subsection (1), Section 51a (Article 5.19a); and Subdivision 1, Section 51b (Article 5.19b); all as amended or added by Chapter 827, Acts of the 62nd Legislature, Regular Session, 1971; adding Section 54d; and repealing Subdivision 5, Section 50a (Article 5.18a); and declaring an emergency.
SB 820 Last Action: Reported by subcommittee favorably
Caption: Relating to the conduct of elections, the qualifications for voting, the registration of voters, and other procedures and matters incidental to the holding of elections in this state; containing penal provisions; amending the following sections of the Texas Election Code, as amended; Section 33 (Article 5.01, Vernon's Texas Election Code), relating to disqualifications for voting; Section 34 (Article 5.02), relating to qualifications and requirements for voting; Subdivisions 2, 3b, 4, 6, and 15, Section 37 (Article 5.05), relating to absentee voting; Section 37b (Article 5.05b), relating to voting by former residents in presidential elections; Subdivisions 1, 2, and 3, Section 37c (Article 5.05c), relating to voting rights and procedures after a change of residence to another county; Section 37d (Article 5.05d), relating to records of voting by persons lacking full voting rights; Section 42a (Article 5.10a), relating to persons entitled to register; Subdivision 3, Section 43a (Article 5.11a), relating to registration periods; Section 45b (Article 5.13b), relating to information required on a voter registration application; Subdivisions 2 and 3, Section 46a (Article 5.14a), relating to the form and content of voter registration certificates; Subdivision 1, Section 47a (Article 5.15a), relating to voter registration records; Subdivision 3, Section 50a (Article 5.18a), relating to voting rights and procedures after a change of residence to another county; Subsection (1), Section 51a (Article 5.19a), relating to lists fo registered voters; Section 61b (Article 6.05b), relating to the order of party columns on the ballot; Subdivisions 2 and 2a, Section 63 (Article 6.07), relating to the publication of notices on proposed constitutional amendments; Paragraph (a), Subdivision 9, Section 80 (Article 7.15), relating to absentee voting where an electronic voting system is used; Subdivision 11, Section 80, relating to the form of the ballot for electronic voting systems; and Section 15 of Section 79 (Article 7.14), Subdivision 14 of Section 80 (Article 7.15), and Section 95 (Article 8.13), relating to assistance to voters in preparing their ballots; also amending Article 225, Penal Code of Texas, 1925, as amended, relating to assistance to voters; repealing the following sections of the Texas Election Code: Section 37a (Article 5.05a), relating to voting by new residents in presidential elections; . . .
SB 840 Last Action: Referred to Committee on State Affairs
Caption: Providing for negotiation of an agreement with the Secretary of Health, Education and Welfare enabling the Commissioner of Health to make recommendations to the Secretary of Health, Education and Welfare with respect to capital expenditures in the construction of health care facilities and health maintenance organizations within this state; defining terms; requiring persons proposing capital expenditures as defined in the Act to obtain a recommendation that the expenditures are consistent with standards, criteria or plans developed pursuant to certain federal acts, as defined herein; establishing methods of administration and control; authorizing the acceptance and expenditure of any grant, gift or contribution to assist in meeting to cost of carrying out the purposes of this Act; providing for cooperation with the public health planning regions and the Division of Hospital Survey and Construction of the Texas State Department of Health; repealing all laws in conflict; providing for severability; and declaring an emergency.
SB 862 Last Action: Sent to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to the authority of commissioners courts to approve subdivision plats for subdivision in areas outside the corporate limits of cities and towns; providing methods of enforcing the provisions of subdivision plats; authorizing the commissioners court to establish building codes and require the acquisition of building permits; providing penalties; repealing Chapter 436, Acts of the 55th Legislature, Regular Session, 1957, as amended (Article 6626a, Vernon's Texas Civil Statutes), and Chapter 151, Acts of the 52nd Legislature, 1951 (Article 2372k, Vernon's Texas Civil Statutes); and declaring an emergency.
SB 863 Last Action: 90 Day Bill
Caption: Relating to the training, qualifications, certification, and employment of certain persons who perform hair cleansing and scalp conditioning in beauty shops; amending Subsection (a) and adding Subsection (c), Section 12, Chapter 1036, Acts of the 62nd Legislature, Regular Session, 1971 (Article 734c, Vernon's Texas Penal Code); amending Chapter 1036, Acts of the 62nd Legislature, Regular Session, 1971 (Article 734c, Vernon's Texas Penal Code), by adding Section 55; and declaring an emergency.
SB 996 Last Action: Referred to Committee on Natural Resources
Caption: Authorizing the State Highway Commission to establish maximum speed limits, unless disapproved by the Governor, on the highways of this state to protect public safety and welfare.
SCR 1 Last Action: Committee appointed
Caption: Creating the Texas Constitutional Revision Commission.
SCR 2 Last Action: Referred to Committee on State Affairs
Caption: Creating a Joint Constitutional Convention Planning Committee.
SCR 31 Last Action: Filed without Governor's signature
Caption: Requesting the President to release the funds which have been authorized by Congress for education.
SCR 61 Last Action: Sent to subcommittee
Caption: Creating the election code revision committee.
SCR 70 Last Action: Laid on the table subject to call
Caption: Memorializing the Congress of the United state to federalize the Title XIX (Medicaid) program.
SCR 93 Last Action: Referred to Committee on Rules
Caption: Amending House Concurrent Resolution No. 11 by striking the last two resolving clauses and adding the following.
SR 53 Caption: Extending welcome to government class of John F. Kennedy High School of San Antonio.
SR 54 Caption: Commending Vocational Industrial Clubs of America.
SR 147 Caption: Extending welcome to students from Burbank High School.
SR 190 Caption: Extending welcome to United Hospital Workers.
SR 295 Caption: Extending welcome to students from Eisenhower Middle-School.
SR 296 Caption: Extending welcome to students from St. Ann's School.
SR 298 Caption: Extending welcome to class from Alamo Heights High School.
SR 353 Caption: Extending welcome to second grade class of Lockhill School.
SR 405 Caption: Extending welcome to students from St. Mary's.
SR 482 Caption: Extending congratulations to Roger L. Zeller.
SR 500 Caption: Requesting Legislative Budget Board to study feasibility of acquiring office buildings outside of Austin for branches of State agencies.
SR 663 Caption: Extending welcome to students from Coolidge High School.
SR 673 Caption: Commending Herbert David Kelleher for excellent citizenship in service of his state.
SR 704 Caption: Memorial resolution for Porfirio Salinas.
SR 719 Caption: Commending Tom E. Turner as an outstanding Texan.
SR 720 Caption: Extending welcome to teachers and students of Lamar Elementary School of San Antonio.
SR 721 Caption: Commending Jo Fred Burt Evans for her outstanding contributions and accomplishments.
SR 728 Caption: Extending congratulations to Ronald Joseph Herrmann.
SR 756 Caption: Commending Frank "Pancho" Sepulveda.
SR 758 Caption: Inviting Judge Robert Calvert and Mrs. Malcolm Milburn to address Senate on work of Constitutional Revision Commission.
SR 771 Caption: Extending congratulations to Jane Baird Gish.
SR 787 Caption: Congratulating Luther Rutherford for his outstanding contributions to his city and state.
SR 788 Caption: Congratulating Jack O. Gaffney for his contributions to his community and his state.
SR 792 Caption: Extending congratulations to Hubert W. Green on his outstanding contributions to his state and his community.
SR 811 Caption: Commending Madia Elizabeth Estes.
SR 828 Caption: Commending Juan Vidaurri.
SR 829 Caption: Commending Discalced Carmelite Nuns of the San Antonio Community.
SR 830 Caption: Commending George de la Garza.
SR 831 Caption: Extending welcome to members of American Association of Retired Persons, Inc., from San Antonio.
SR 837 Caption: Commending Paul K. Herder.
SR 850 Caption: Extending congratulations to St. Agnes Catholic Church in San Antonio on its 50th Anniversary.
SR 862 Caption: Directing Chairman of State Affairs Committee to appoint a subcommittee for the purpose of conducting an interim study of needed changes in voter registration.
SR 863 Caption: Creating a Senate Constitutional Convention Planning Committee.
SR 864 Caption: Extending commendations to Grady Curtis Clark, Jr.
SR 865 Caption: Extending congratulations to Clinton A. Baermann.
SR 870 Caption: Commending John T. Wilkins, Jr. of San Antonio for valuable contributions to the greatness of this State.
SR 871 Caption: Requesting the Senate Committee on Natural Resources to study the problems involved in allocating to Texas consumers adequate supplies of natural gas produced in Texas.
SR 932 Caption: Commending Mr. and Mrs. Frank Ingram on their contributions to their city and state.
63rd 1st Called Session
SB 1 Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Establishing temporary speed limits on highways in the state under certain circumstances.
SR 31 Caption: Commending Leroy W. Smith on his outstanding citizenship and contributions to his city and state.
SR 32 Caption: Congratulating Honorable O. Clark Fisher for his peerless service to Texas and the nation.
62nd Regular Session
HB 139 Caption: Relating to regulation of the use of synthetic narcotic drugs in the treatment of drug-dependent persons and the development of treatment programs involving synthetic narcotics; providing penalties.
HB 218 Caption: Relating to providing for dismissal of certain prosecutions not tried within 120 days after indictment.
HB 531 Caption: Relating to requiring an owner or holder of a vendor's lien, deed of trust lien, or mechanic's lien on real property, upon payment or satisfaction of the indebtedness which it secures, to prepare, execute, and deliver a release of the lien to be recorded by the property owner and specifying the liability of a lienholder who fails or refuses to prepare, execute and deliver a release.
HB 809 Caption: Relating to requiring one justice of the peace to be holding court in each county seat at all times.
HB 810 Caption: Relating to the release pending trial of persons accused of criminal offenses.
HB 865 Caption: Relating to research and experimentation for the purpose of determining the effects of marihuana use; prescribing penalties.
HB 887 Caption: Relating permitting courts to order the payment of fines and costs in installments or at a later date.
HB 924 Caption: Relating to permitting law students to practice law under certain conditions.
HB 960 Caption: Relating to the carrying of fire arms by accredited consular officials.
HB 972 Caption: Relating to the procedures and location of the Board of Pardons and Paroles.
HJR 61 Caption: Proposing an amendment to provide that the 63rd Legislature elected in November 1972, act as a constitutional convention to propose a revised Constitution to the voter of Texas.
HR 530 Caption: Congratulating Mr. Valmo Bellinger of San Antonio.
HR 539 Caption: Creating a special interim committee on drug treatment facilities.
62nd 4th Called Session
HR 52 Caption: In memory of Gerald Hallworth.