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Legislation authored by Mike McKool

Includes legislation with Mike McKool as the primary author for the 61st through 62nd Legislatures. For other types of authorship, search the Legislative Archive System.

62nd Regular Session
SB 13 Caption: Relating to the creation, powers, and duties of the Texas Commission on the Status of Women.
SB 23 Caption: Relating to the assembling, compilation, and preservation in a central location of certain records pertaining to elections.
SB 24 Caption: Relating to sale of lists of registered voters by the registrar.
SB 25 Caption: Relating to authorizing governing body of any city, town, or village to establish a police reserve force, appointment powers, duties, other regulations.
SB 38 Caption: Relating to providing that an informal marriage of certain underage persons without parental consent is voidable and requiring written consent of parents to be attached to a declaration of informal marriage.
SB 44 Caption: Relating to prohibiting the selling, offering or exposing for sale, keeping with intent to sell at retail, or using or exploding of certain fireworks; regulating supervised displays of fireworks.
SB 45 Caption: Relating to authorizing group marketing of motor vehicle insurance for a certain group.
SB 51 Caption: Relating to providing for suspension of present laws and enactment of a system of voter registration entitling registrants to vote for a period of three years, with provisions for extension or renewal of registration for successive periods of three years; providing penal provisions.
SB 70 Caption: Relating to primary elections and conventions held by political parties.
SB 71 Caption: Relating to pertaining to the method by which a person may establish an exemption or disqualification from jury service.
SB 85 Caption: Relating to the filing of a performance bond by a contractor or builder who makes improvements, repairs, or additions to a homestead and who secures a lien on the homestead; providing a penalty.
SB 103 Caption: Relating to permitting female employees to work more than 54 hours in any one calendar week upon submission of a written request to her employer.
SB 104 Caption: Relating to senatorial district chairmen and committeemen, senatorial district executive committees, and senatorial district conventions in counties containing all or part of three or more senatorial districts, and also relating to the filling of vacancies in the office of precinct chairman in these counties.
SB 121 Caption: Relating to the treatment of certain students at State-supported institutions of higher education as Texas residents.
SB 122 Caption: Relating to deleting authorization for the Board of Regents of The University of Texas to acquire by condemnation certain land in Dallas County.
SB 137 Caption: Relating to the creation and powers of a State Board of Interior Designers and Decorators and the regulation and licensing of interior designers and decorators; prescribing penalties.
SB 138 Caption: Relating to the creation, powers, and duties of the Texas Foreign Trade Commission.
SB 161 Caption: Relating to amending Section 320A, Texas Probate Code, by adding claims for attorneys' fees for the administration of an estate to expenses which shall be charged solely to the decedent's share of the community and no part of which shall be charged to the community share of a surviving spouse
SB 162 Caption: Relating to revising, amplifying, and clarifying laws relating to general, special and primary elections held by State, by counties, cities or other political subdivisions and by political parties.
SB 169 Caption: Relating to removing from the State Board of Insurance rate-making authority for automobile insurance and setting standards for rates which may be charged.
SB 177 Caption: Relating to the exexmption from tuition fees of veterans of The Cold War.
SB 218 Caption: Relating to appeals from district court judgements and orders in primary election contests and to issuance by the court of civil appeals and supreme court during pendency of an appeal.
SB 219 Caption: Relating to the service of process on non-residents.
SB 230 Caption: Relating to the inclusion of fine arts projects in certain State and public building projects through cooperation with the Texas Fine Arts Commission.
SB 231 Caption: Relating to the election precinct in which a voter may vote.
SB 257 Caption: Relating to including income of insurers from all sources in the factors to be considered in setting rates of insurance premiums and prescribing a rate base.
SB 258 Caption: Relating to the use of electronic recording devices by certain court reporters.
SB 267 Caption: Relating to providing that any qualified voter may vote absentee by personal appearance at the office of the clerk for absentee voting.
SB 274 Caption: Relating to failure to report liability insurance coverage by a party required to file a report of a motor vehicle accident.
SB 275 Caption: Relating to interest on certain escrow reserve accounts on deposit with a mortgagee, his assignee or holder of a deed of trust lien.
SB 276 Caption: Relating to unfair claim settlement practices of insurers, providing for penalties.
SB 314 Caption: Relating to the charges made for political advertising and for public opinion polls conducted for candidates for public office.
SB 336 Caption: Relating to the giving of notice of loss under a policy of motor vehicle insurance.
SB 348 Caption: Relating to a voter's use of a marked ballot or other paper containing names of candidates or statements of propositions in preparing his ballot and to his exhibition of such a paper at the polling place; providing a criminal penalty for violation.
SB 353 Caption: Relating to the cancellation or non-renewal of automobile liability insurance policies.
SB 375 Caption: Relating to the indication of price per unit of certain consumer goods; providing penalties.
SB 418 Caption: Relating to the creation of the Texas Insurance Guaranty Association to protect the people of Texas against certain insurance company insolvencies.
SB 449 Caption: Relating to the petition for committment of a person addicted to narcotics to a mental hospital for treatment.
SB 450 Caption: Relating to the compensation to be paid from county funds to District and Criminal District Court Judges in certain counties.
SB 459 Caption: Relating to election contests.
SB 482 Caption: Relating to regulation of the possession, transportation, and use of explosives; providing penalties and other sanctions.
SB 521 Caption: Relating to providing for the fair and equitable treatment of persons displaced as a result of any program involving the acquisition of real property undertaken by any department, agency, or instrumentality of this State or of a political subdivision of this State.
SB 608 Caption: Relating to cancelling, refusing to issue, or refusing to renew motor vehicle and fire insurance policies.
SB 609 Caption: Relating to distribution of dividends by certain insurers after an operating loss.
SB 610 Caption: Relating to deposit to accompany application for place on the ballot.
SB 611 Caption: Relating to the unearned premium reserve account and income on unearned premium accounts of certain insurers.
SB 669 Caption: Relating to the power of the Commissioners Courts of certain counties to restrict the keeping of hogs or hog pens in certain circumstances; prescribing a penalty.
SB 896 Caption: Relating to creating the separate office of registrar of voters in certain counties and providing for transfer of voter registration duties and other election duties to the registrar.
SB 936 Caption: Relating to authorizing certain school districts to use school funds for interscholastic soccer competition.
SB 958 Caption: Relating to changing the name of the Texas Fine Arts Commission to the Texas Commission on the Arts and Humanities.
SB 994 Caption: Relating to requiring certain contracts relating to real property to be recorded with the county clerk.
SB 995 Caption: Relating to the cost of service by publication in suits to collect delinquent property taxes.
SB 996 Caption: Relating to deductions allowed from a total gross estate to obtain the net taxable estate
SCR 15 Caption: Granting permission for private schools to become members of the University Interscholastic League.
SJR 3 Caption: Proposing an amendment to the Texas Constitution to provide for annual legislative sessions.
SJR 8 Caption: Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the State of Texas to repeal the requirement that voters register annually and adding a provision that a period of registration may not exceed four years without renewal.
SJR 12 Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment to provide for an orderly transition in the office of the Governor by authorizing certain funds to be appropriated for the use of the new Governor-elect.
SJR 23 Caption: Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the State of Texas, to provide that the office of Secretary of State be made an elective position to be filled by the voters of this State
SR 5 Caption: Extending welcome to Miss Cecile Richards and designating her as honorary page of the 62nd Legislature.
SR 31 Caption: Relating to appointments by the Governor which are subject to Senate confirmation.
SR 34 Caption: Extending congratulations to Mr. and Mrs. Terry Stanford on the birth of their daughter, Miss Courtney Leigh Stanford.
SR 217 Caption: Extending welcome to Dr. Richard Russell.
SR 238 Caption: Extending welcome to John Geddie.
SR 345 Caption: Extending welcome to Tom Prentice.
SR 346 Caption: Extending welcome to Earl Luna.
SR 409 Caption: In memory of Mrs. Edna B. Zapalac.
SR 410 Caption: Extending congratulations to Mr. and Mrs. Ron Clower.
SR 413 Caption: Extending welcome to Edward C. Fritz.
SR 593 Caption: Extending congratulations to Gregg Manning.
SR 594 Caption: Extending congratulations to Gregg and John Hatfield.
SR 596 Caption: Extending congratulations to Kim Brock.
SR 670 Caption: Extending welcome to Mollie Wicker.
SR 673 Caption: Extending welcome to Louis A. Malamud.
SR 691 Caption: Extending welcome to students from El Centro Junior College, Dallas.
SR 704 Caption: Extending congratulations to Deborah Morris.
SR 721 Caption: Extending congratulations to Science Fair Winners, Richardson North Junior High School.
SR 722 Caption: Extending congratulations to Mark Johnson.
SR 723 Caption: Extending congratulations to Michelle Pearson.
SR 771 Caption: Extending commendation to Mallori Polk.
SR 772 Caption: Extending congratulations to Eric McClellan.
SR 773 Caption: Extending congratulations to Rickey Allen.
SR 781 Caption: Extending welcome to Sam Dougherty and Fred Bruner.
SR 807 Caption: Extending welcome to John Hancock, et al.
SR 830 Caption: Extending welcome to teacher and students, Corpus Christi Junior High of Houston.
SR 850 Caption: Extending welcome to Juanita Theisen of Dallas.
SR 911 Caption: Extending welcome to Nancy and Gene Blackmore.
SR 912 Caption: Extending welcome to Julie Bryan and Betty Heil.
SR 931 Caption: Extending congratulations to Kelvin Bass.
SR 941 Caption: Extending welcome to Mr. HU Tou, from Republic of China, Taiwan.
SR 957 Caption: Extending appreciation to Distributive Education Clubs of Texas.
SR 958 Caption: Extending congratulations to Berkner High School of Richardson.
SR 965 Caption: Designating Thomas Edward Martin as Honorary Page for the day.
SR 984 Caption: Extending commendation to Robert T. Hill Junior High School students who excelled in the Dallas Junior High School vocal Ensemble Contest.
SR 1041 Caption: Extending congratulations to Jerry Howell.
SR 1042 Caption: Extending congratulations to Michael Glenn Swearingen.
SR 1063 Caption: Extending congratulations to outstanding students of John W. Runyon School in Dallas.
SR 1088 Caption: Extending congratulations to Robin La Barbera.
SR 1092 Caption: Extending welcome to Mitzi McKool, Pat McKool, and Junior Class from Ursuline Academy, Dallas.
SR 1101 Caption: Extending commendation to W. T. Shotts for his efforts toward preserving unique early American art of scrimshaw.
SR 1123 Caption: Extending commendation to Casa View Elementary Girls' Soccer Team.
SR 1124 Caption: Extending commendation to Destyn Meyer and Karen Powell, Central Elementary School, Seagoville, for their dedication to their studies.
SR 1138 Caption: Extending commendation to group of students from John Quincy Adams School of Dallas.
SR 1161 Caption: Creating an Election Law Study Committee.
SR 1169 Caption: Extending commendation to Keith Fagerquist for his superior scholastic achievement.
SR 1183 Caption: Providing for the creation of an interim committee to study the practices and policies of the Texas Youth Council.
SR 1193 Caption: Extending welcome to Dallas Mexican Chamber of commerce.
SR 1241 Caption: Extending congratulations to group of students from H. Grady Spruce High School of Dallas for scholastic records.
SR 1257 Caption: Extending congratulations to Kassie Louise Duncan for her award-winning project in the Dallas Regional Science Fair.
SR 1280 Caption: Extending commendation to a group of students from the City Park Elementary School of Dallas for their outstanding accomplishments.
SR 1281 Caption: Extending congratulations to a group of Mesquite High School students for their excellent achievements.
SR 1334 Caption: Extending commendation to group of students from Pearl C. Anderson Junior High School for their outstanding achievements.
SR 1335 Caption: Extending commendation to choir from Urban Park Baptist Church for their Christian concern for others.
SR 1336 Caption: Extending commendation to outstanding students from James Madison High School of Dallas.
SR 1363 Caption: Expressing gratitude to Mrs. Doris Cheatham for her service in the field of education.
SR 1463 Caption: Extending commendation to pupils from Northwood Hills Elementary School, Dallas, for their excellence in scholastic activities.
SR 1477 Caption: Extending commendation to Kerry Early for his unselfish concern for a fellow student.
62nd 1st Called Session
SB 5 Caption: Relating to amending The Election Code relative to time and methods of administering, conducting, and financing primary elections.
62nd 2nd Called Session
SB 2 Caption: Relating to the conduct and financing of primary elections for nomination of candidates by political parties.
62nd 3rd Called Session
SR 122 Caption: Extending congratulations to band students of Robert T. Hill Junior High School.
61st Regular Session
SB 21 Caption: Relating to the creation and administration of the John F. Kennedy Memorial Commission.
SB 22 Caption: Relating to the eligibility and jurisdiction of notaries public.
SB 23 Caption: Relating to the commissioners court providing office space and office equipment for members of the Legislature.
SB 24 Caption: Relating to payroll deductions of city employees.
SB 25 Caption: Relating to apportionment of the state into senatorial districts; providing when this amendment takes effect.
SB 131 Caption: Relating to amending the Texas Election Code to provide for a system of quadrennial voter registration; containing penal provisions; making the Act effective only upon the adoption of a constitutional amendment.
SB 137 Caption: Relating to discrimination by certain cities in deducting membership dues from employee payroll and in implementing policy concerning membership dues and administrative fees.
SB 148 Caption: Relating to a requirement that all complaints made against a law enforcement officer of the State of Texas or firemen and policemen be made in writing and signed by the person making the complaint.
SB 149 Caption: Relating to permitting the probate of certain wills and codicils to which have been attached self-proving affidavits.
SB 228 Caption: Relating to amending the Texas Election Code relative to the mode of applying for registration as a voter and to the information required on the application, the registration certificate, and the list of registered voters; providing an effective date.
SB 229 Caption: Relating to regulating the sale, use, and transportation of herbicides.
SB 304 Caption: Relating to amending the Texas Election Code relative to senatorial district chairmen, senatorial district executive committees, and senatorial district conventions in counties containing all or part of three or more senatorial districts.
SB 346 Caption: Relating to requiring the use of the jury wheel in all counties.
SB 414 Caption: Relating to exemption from tuition for certain school children.
SB 423 Caption: Relating to requiring the use of headlights during rain, sleet, snow, or hail.
SB 514 Caption: Relating to providing for appeals in eminent domain proceedings initiated by water control and improvement districts; providing for trial de novo in district courts; granting the right to trial by jury upon demand of either party.
SB 515 Caption: Relating to prerequisites for taking the regular examination for license to practice law.
SB 546 Caption: Relating to the definition of "legal reserve life insurance agent".
SB 593 Caption: Relating to 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.
SB 697 Caption: Relating to amending the Code of Criminal Procedure of Texas by changing the method by which a person may exempt himself from jury service; prescribing a penalty for false statements made in connection with such claims.
SB 722 Caption: Relating to creating three additional District Courts and two additional Criminal District Courts in Dallas County, Texas, such Courts to be known as the 233rd Judicial District, the 234th Judicial District, the 235th Judicial District, the Criminal Judicial District Number 6, and the Criminal Judicial District Number 7 of Dallas County, Texas, each of such districts to be composed of Dallas County, Texas alone.
SB 724 Caption: Relating to providing for a Juvenile Court in and for Dallas County to be known as Juvenile Court No. 2 of Dallas County.
SB 725 Caption: Relating to validating all governmental acts of the Board of Dallas County Flood Control District and of the Board of Supervisors of City and County of Dallas Levee Improvement District and of the Board of Supervisors of Dallas County Levee Improvement District No. 5.
SB 737 Caption: Relating to collection of taxes which have accrued, but have not yet become due, and/or taxes which have become due, but are not delinquent, in connection with any suit which might be brought to enforce the collection of delinquent taxes by foreclosing the lien upon land for such taxes, or in connection with an intervention in any suit for condemnation, providing that all taxes, penalties, and interest (prorated to date) shall be included in the judgment, to the date of taking and/or the date of such judgment.
SB 757 Caption: Relating to an increase in the value of the homestead which is exempt from forced sale.
SB 791 Caption: Relating to prohibiting an attempt to obtain dangerous drugs by any forged, fictitious, or altered prescription.
SB 795 Caption: Relating to the assignment, docketing, and transfer of cases in the district, criminal district, juvenile, and domestic relations courts in Dallas County.
SB 810 Caption: Relating to the penalty for parents or guardians who fail to require their child or ward to attend school regularly; authorizing attendance records to be admitted as evidence upon presentation by any authorized employee of the school district.
SCR 66 Caption: Designating North Dallas Freeway as "Dwight D. Eisenhower Freeway".
SJR 3 Caption: Relating to proposing a constitutional amendment to provide for an orderly transition in the office of the governor by authorizing certain funds to be appropriated for the use of a new governor-elect.
SJR 13 Caption: Relating to proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the State of Texas to repeal the requirement that voters register annually.
SJR 32 Caption: Relating to proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the State of Texas increasing the value of the homestead which is exempt from forced sale.
SR 209 Caption: Welcoming John M. Turner to the State Capitol and granting privileges of the floor for the day.
SR 248 Caption: Commending Mary Moore for her bravery in saving seven young children from serious injury in a fire.
61st 1st Called Session
SB 3 Caption: Relating to providing for appeals in eminent domain proceedings initiated by water control and improvement districts; providing for trial de novo in district courts; granting the right to trial by jury upon demand of either party.
SB 5 Caption: Relating to 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.
SB 6 Caption: Relating to amending the Texas Election Code relating to the mode of applying for registration as a voter and to the information required on the application, the registration certificate, and the list of registered voters; providing an effective date.
SB 7 Caption: Relating to the Commissioners Court providing office space, etc. in county buildings for certain Members of the Legislature in certain counties.
SCR 15 Caption: Offering assistance to the states affected by Hurricane Camille.
61st 2nd Called Session
SB 4 Caption: Relating to the commissioners court providing office space and office equipment for members of the Legislature.
SB 8 Caption: Relating to amending the Texas Election Code relative to the mode of applying for registration as a voter and to the information required on the application, the registration certificate, and the list of registered voters; providing an effective date.
SB 15 Caption: Relating to providing for appeals in eminent domain proceedings initiated by water control and improvement districts; providing for trial de novo in district courts; granting the right to trial by jury upon demand of either party.
SB 23 Caption: Relating to 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.
SCR 1 Caption: Providing legislative intent for H.B. No. 579 relating to licensing and regulation of businesses dealing in coin-operated machines.