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Legislation authored by Russell Cummings

Includes legislation with Russell Cummings as the primary author for the 60th through 61st Legislatures. For other types of authorship, search the Legislative Archive System.

61st Regular Session
HB 191 Caption: Relating to assaults and assault and battery by persons using or exhibiting firearms and additional penalties for persons who use of exhibit a firearm during the commission of certain offenses; providing for imprisonment without probation or parole in those instances; increasing the maximum sentences for murder without malice and assault to commit murder with malice to life imprisonment; increasing the minimum sentence for murder with malice to 20 years.
HB 192 Caption: Relating to the possession of certain firearms and prohibited weapons by a person charged with, indicted for, or convicted of a felony; providing a penalty.
HB 193 Caption: Relating to the abolition of common-law marriages and proof of existing common-law marriages; relating to the record-keeping and information-providing function of the Bureau of Vital Statistics.
HB 194 Caption: Relating to restrictions on licenses for drivers of public or common carrier motor vehicles.
HB 224 Caption: Relating to the establishment of a branch of the University of Houston in the city of Houston, Harris County, Texas, to be known as the University of Houston, North.
HB 320 Caption: Relating to prohibiting attempts to elude a police officer and providing penalties.
HB 321 Caption: Relating to amending the Texas Election Code relating to the pay of election judges and clerks in joint elections.
HB 322 Caption: Relating to providing that a tax collector may issue to certain people under certain circumstances a certificate showing that neither their land nor themselves are liable for delinquent taxes.
HB 358 Caption: Relating to the organization, operation, powers, and duties of the Board of Nurse Examiners.
HB 359 Caption: Relating to the practice of professional nursing.
HB 421 Caption: Relating to certain exceptions to the prohibition of closed meetings by governmental bodies and notice of meetings.
HB 489 Caption: Relating to creating the Commission on Organization of the Executive Branch of the Government and providing for its powers, duties, and procedures.
HB 529 Caption: Relating to providing for the imposition of criminal penalties for the display of any communication at any public beach which states that public does not have the right of access to such public beach.
HB 530 Caption: Relating to authorizing and directing the Parks and Wildlife Department to issue numbered tags for trotlines in salt waters of the state; establishing an effective date; providing a penalty for violation.
HB 531 Caption: Relating to amending the Penal Code to include "aircraft or any airborne device" in the list of items from which it is unlawful to hunt.
HB 535 Caption: Relating to the rehabilitation of persons convicted of offenses against the State of Texas by providing greater flexibility in the acquisition and retention of skills through the adoption of a work furlough plan and to allow diversified employment of prisoners to reduce cost of keep.
HB 599 Caption: Relating to the use of certain nets and seines in salt waters within 1,000 feet of any shoreline; providing for penalties.
HB 629 Caption: Relating to authorizing and providing for partial State support of an educational program for five-year-olds in public free school districts of Texas desiring to participate under plan submitted pursuant to regulations of and approved by the Central Education Agency; providing an effective date of this Act.
HB 630 Caption: Relating to authorize and permit transfer annually of any child, other than a high school graduate, who is over six and under 21 years of age, from his resident school district to another Texas district where parent or person having lawful control of child and the receiving district jointly and timely agree in writing to the transfer.
HB 733 Caption: Relating to authorizing and directing the Parks and Wildlife Department to issue fish farm and fish farm vehicle licenses for various purposes to the certain operators of fish farms; providing a penalty for violation.
HB 898 Caption: Relating to the use or exhibition of a firearm in resisting any lawful arrest, apprehension, or investigation by a peace officer; providing a penalty.
HB 899 Caption: Relating to providing a penalty for failure of a parent in certain cases to report a violation of a delinquent child's probation.
HB 1002 Caption: Relating to assessments for water or sewer systems, to provide that the section applies only to cities with a population of less than 900,000.
HB 1029 Caption: Relating to the management, control, and use of the surface estate in certain state-owned submerged lands and islands so as to insure the conservation of the marine resources of the state and the development of a submerged lands and islands management program dedicated to the preservation and utilization of such natural resources of the state in the public interest; placing estuaries and estuarine areas under the same management and control; transferring the functions of the county commissioners court and city governing bodies to the Submerged Lands Advisory Committee; providing for limitation on the right of the School Land Board to lease submerged lands other than for oil, gas, and other minerals for more than five years without cost of living and reappraisal adjustments and providing that no such lease may be granted for more than 50 years.
HB 1030 Caption: Relating to authorizing any county bordering on the Gulf of Mexico or the tidewater limits thereof to exercise certain zoning powers in certain areas in said county; providing for administration, enforcement and remedies.
HB 1031 Caption: Relating to declaring a moratorium on the sale or leasing of the surface estate in state-owned submerged lands, beaches, and islands under any existing laws of this state, pending receipt of the Interagency Natural Resources Council study of these submerged lands, beaches, and islands or until May 31, 1973, whichever is earlier.
HB 1215 Caption: Relating to boxing and wrestling fees and taxes and making other provisions relating thereto.
HB 1216 Caption: Relating to raising the maximum limit on fees that may be charged for the inspection of steam boilers and raising the fee levied against owners and users of steam boilers for each certificate of operation issued.
HCR 34 Caption: Memorializing Congress to return regulation of obscene material to the State of Texas.
HCR 57 Caption: Urging Congress to reexamine federal land management policy as it relates to forest land and lumber supply.
HCR 69 Caption: Commending the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department and designating the week of March 16-21 as "Texas Wildlife Week".
HR 6 Caption: Providing for Committee to arrange for parking spaces for Members of the House.
HR 13 Caption: Extending belated birthday greetings to Representative Thomas Hutcheson Bass III.
HR 93 Caption: Honoring Representative Cletus A. "Cowboy" Davis on his birthday.
HR 157 Caption: In memory of Mason G. Lockwood of Houston, Texas.
HR 158 Caption: Commending the Parks and Wildlife Department and request that the white-tail deer season be set at a later date.
HR 166 Caption: Naming Davis Samuel Bass as Mascot of the House.
HR 168 Caption: Naming Lorraine Leigh, David Mitcham, and Paula Ann Lemmon as Mascots of the House.
HR 266 Caption: Congratulating R.C. Roebuck on his retirement as principal of Sutton Elementary.
HR 287 Caption: Congratulating Cadette Girl Scout Troop No. 173 of Houston, Texas.
HR 440 Caption: In memory of F. Lee Duggan, Sr., of Houston, Texas.
HR 445 Caption: Commending Girl Scout Troop No. 1178 of Houston, Texas on their upcoming visit to the Capitol.
HR 479 Caption: Congratulating Julio S. Laguarta on being named "Realtor of the Year" by the Houston Board of Realtors.
61st 2nd Called Session
HCR 12 Caption: Instructing the enrolling and engrossing clerk of the house to make corrections in H.B. No. 4.
60th Regular Session
HB 195 Caption: Relating to requiring building permits for the building, erection or construction of any building or other structures, or for making improvements to any existing structure and for the moving of buildings; making the violation of this Act a misdemeanor and fixing penalties.
HB 316 Caption: Relating to authorizing any city having a population of 900,000 or more, according to the preceding federal census, and whose home-rule charter provides for an elected comptroller, auditor, or treasurer, acting by and through the official or officials of such city charged with the duty of managing and conducting its fiscal affairs and subject to supervision and control of its governing body, as established by ordinance, from time to time to invest any and all trust funds and special deposits in the custody of such city.
HB 317 Caption: Relating to prohibiting attempts to elude a police officer.
HB 318 Caption: Providing for the recordation of certain instruments; providing penalties.
HB 893 Caption: Relating to authorizing and providing for partial state support of an educational program for five-year-olds in public free school districts of Texas desiring to participate under plan submitted pursuant to regulations of and approved by the Central Education Agency; prescribing formula for determination of allotments and costs, professional units, operation and transportation for purposes of this Act; authorizing and providing for payment of the State's share out of the Foundation School Fund; providing an effective date of this Act.
HB 1026 Caption: Relating to amending certain acts so as to provide for the construction of arterial streets in Texas cities by the State Highway Department; providing an effective date.
HB 1143 Caption: Relating to amending certain acts so as to authorize County Judges and Judges of Probate Courts in counties of 1,200,00 population to appoint an official shorthand reporter to serve for the duration of a pending case only, and specifying the qualification and providing for the compensation of such reporters.
HCR 51 Caption: Commending Southwestern Bell Telephone Company for their adoption of antipollution measures.
HR 93 Caption: Congratulating State Representative Cletus A. Davis on his 37th Birthday.
HR 213 Caption: In memory of Kermit D Wright of Houston.
HR 275 Caption: Commending the students of Wilchester Elementary School in Houston for their interest in State Government.
HR 298 Caption: In memory of Fred D. Leggett of Houston.
HR 299 Caption: In memory of Harold G. Pyle of Houston.
HR 394 Caption: Directing the creation of a Texas Beach Committee to study problems in commercial pollution.
HR 440 Caption: In memory of Jerry Douglas Allen of Houston.
60th 1st Called Session
HR 111 Caption: In memory of Houston Police Officers Ben E. Gerhart and Bobby L. James who died in the line of duty.