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Legislation authored by Paul Whitfield Floyd

Includes legislation with Paul Whitfield Floyd as the primary author for the 57th through 60th Legislatures. For other types of authorship, search the Legislative Archive System.

60th Regular Session
HB 12 Caption: Relating to providing for the payment of assistance by the State of Texas to the surviving spouse and minor children of law enforcement officers, custodial personnel of the Texas Department of Corrections or full-paid firemen who suffer violent death in the course of the performance of their duties; providing for non-application of this law for any death prior to its effective date.
HB 13 Caption: Relating to actions by state or local government officers or employees that discriminate against persons because of the persons' race, religion, color, national origin, or sex.
HB 14 Caption: Relating to the prohibition of common-law marriages; providing certain marriage contracts are not valid.
HB 15 Caption: Relating to certain matters concerning the rights and obligations of Members of the Legislature in respect to obtaining continuances in court cases.
HB 16 Caption: Relating to the prohibition of the tapping of a telegraph or telephone wire, the attempt to learn the contents of a communication being sent or received, and the use of any information so obtained.
HB 17 Caption: Relating to the prohibition of governmental bodies from holding meetings which are closed to the public; prescribing a penalty therefor.
HB 18 Caption: Relating to amending certain statute relating to the photographic duplication of public records.
HB 19 Caption: Relating to amending certain statute relating to an alternate and permissive method for filing, for filing and registering and for filing and recording of records by a micro-photographic or micro-film process, including the method of indexing said records, which county clerks and county recorders and clerks of county courts may use to conserve space, to obtain economical recording and to provide efficient retrieval of records.
HB 20 Caption: Relating to the definition and regulation of the business of giving bail in criminal and quasi-criminal cases, actions or proceedings; providing certain penalties.
HB 21 Caption: Relating to the licensing of certain child-care institutions by the State Department of Public Welfare; providing that certain child-caring facilities shall not be required to obtain a license.
HB 22 Caption: Relating to the licensing of certain child-care institutions by the State Board of Health.
HB 23 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 and that the liability for such taxes is thereafter a personal liability of the person under whom the taxes became delinquent and thereby making a court action to accomplish the same thing unnecessary; requiring the tax collector to issue an affidavit certifying that there has been no fraud or collusion.
HB 24 Caption: Relating to amending the Texas Liquor Control Act so as to provide for the licensing of certain agents and employees of Retail Beer Dealers.
HB 25 Caption: Relating to the creation of a State Commission for the Deaf and prescribing its powers and duties.
HB 26 Caption: Relating to countywide and two-county special day schools for the deaf and to a special program for preschool children with hearing loss.
HB 27 Caption: Relating to creating the North Central Texas School for the Deaf and the Southeast Texas School for the Deaf and providing for their administration and control by the Central Education Agency.
HB 28 Caption: Relating to salaries for certain teachers of exceptional children.
HB 29 Caption: Relating to amending certain act further defining the term "crippled child" so as to extend the restoration service to children with ear bone defects; further defining eligibility for rehabilitation service.
HB 30 Caption: Relating to permitting state colleges and universities offering a fully accredited program for teachers of the deaf to offer a three-hour elective course in dactylology.
HB 31 Caption: Relating to requiring the Texas School for the Deaf and the Texas Blind and Deaf School to remain open and hold classes for 12 months of the year.
HB 32 Caption: Relating to requiring a physician to test a newborn baby for hearing defects and to make a full report to the State Department of Health; exempting a physician from civil and criminal liability for reporting a hearing defect when none existed.
HB 33 Caption: Relating to prohibiting state colleges and universities from placing limitations on the size of special education classes.
HB 34 Caption: Relating to the travel and clothing expenses of economically deprived children attending the Texas School for the Deaf and the Texas Blind and Deaf School.
HB 35 Caption: Relating to a program for the education of deaf adults.
HB 36 Caption: Relating to interpreters for the deaf or deaf-mute persons in civil and criminal proceedings.
HB 37 Caption: Relating to interpreters for deaf and severely hard-of-hearing persons taking state examination.
HB 38 Caption: Relating to the exemption of out-of-state teachers of the deaf and severely hard of hearing from the requirement of having secured credit in a course or courses emphasizing the Texas Constitution in order to receive a temporary or permanent Texas teacher certificate.
HB 283 Caption: Relating to authorizing teachers to use certain methods of instruction in teaching deaf and deaf-mute students.
HB 284 Caption: Relating to the penalty for peddling certain cards or other printed matter by deaf or mute persons.
HB 478 Caption: Relating to directing the State Department of Health to develop and carry out a program to provide psychological and audiological tests to deaf or hard-of-hearing persons in certain areas of the state.
HB 600 Caption: Relating to amending certain statute relating to weights and measures.
HB 658 Caption: Relating to exempting news media editors and reporters from jury service.
HB 959 Caption: Relating to amending certain acts so as to change the name of and to constitute the Texas Blind, and Deaf School as a combined part of Texas School for the Deaf as so enlarged and as part of the Texas School for the Deaf Independent School District; vesting jurisdiction thereof and its properties in the State Board of Education for all purposes.
HCR 120 Caption: Instructing the Governor to return H.B. No. 37 to the Enrolling Clerk for corrections.
HJR 5 Caption: Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the State of Texas to provide that equality under the law shall not be denied or abridged because of sex.
HR 139 Caption: Congratulating Dianne Powney Garrison on being selected as one of 1967's "Outstanding Young Women of America".
59th Regular Session
HB 67 Caption: Relating to apportioning the State of Texas into Congressional Districts, naming the counties and parts of counties composing the districts, providing for the election of a Member of the Congress of the United States from each district.
HB 173 Caption: Relating to certain matters concerning the rights and obligations of Members of the Legislature in respect to obtaining continuances in court cases and reporting of retainers or persons represented by said Members.
HB 174 Caption: Relating to providing for the payment of money to the surviving spouse and minor children of law enforcement officers and full-paid firemen who suffer death by physical violence while engaged in the direct apprehension of a person during the course of the performance of their duties as law enforcement officers and such firemen suffer death from physical violence while engaged in fighting a fire.
HB 175 Caption: Relating to amending certain acts by providing for a reduction of maximum working hours and limiting the number of hours in each work shift of firemen employed in certain cities.
HB 176 Caption: Relating to actions by state or local government officers or employees that discriminate against persons because of the persons' race, religion, color, or national origin.
HB 177 Caption: Relating to prohibiting consumer fraud or deception, as herein defined, and giving the Attorney General of Texas powers of administration and enforcement.
HB 178 Caption: Relating to amending the Code of Criminal Procedure of Texas to provide for alternate jurors in felony cases and for procedure in felony cases when a juror becomes unable or disqualified to continue.
HB 179 Caption: Relating to the issuance of certificates showing the amount of taxes, interest, penalties, and costs due on property and the effect of certain of these certificates when introduced into evidence in certain suits.
HB 180 Caption: Relating to barring the collection of those taxes delinquent prior to and including December 31, 1939.
HB 181 Caption: Relating to regulating the use and operation of watercraft upon the public waters of the State of Texas; providing penalties.
HB 182 Caption: Relating to establishing a medical assistance program for recipients of Aid to the Blind grants.
HB 183 Caption: Relating to the qualifications of the Superintendent of the Texas School for the Blind.
HB 184 Caption: Relating to appropriating money for the improvement, expansion and operation of the State Commission for the Blind for the two-year period beginning September 1, 1965 and ending August 31, 1967.
HB 185 Caption: Relating to raising the age limit for the education program for totally deaf and blind or totally blind and non-speaking children; amending certain acts.
HB 186 Caption: Relating to requiring the State Commission for the Blind to keep certain records relating to the visually handicapped.
HB 187 Caption: Relating to authorizing the State Board of Education to supply equipment and tangible apparatus to blind scholastics.
HB 188 Caption: Relating to the operation of vending stands and vending machines on state property by blind persons.
HB 189 Caption: Relating to challenges for cause in capital cases.
HB 190 Caption: Relating to amending the Penal Code by providing that the maximum punishment for burglary at night may be life imprisonment.
HB 191 Caption: Relating to abolishing the gift tax on motor vehicles.
HB 192 Caption: Relating to amending the Texas Liquor Control Act to provide for the licensing of certain agents and employees of Retail Beer Dealers.
HB 193 Caption: Relating to validating the incorporation of cities and towns heretofore incorporated or attempted to be incorporated under the General Laws of Texas.
HB 555 Caption: Relating to amending certain acts in regard to the definition of "institution", in order to cover the licensing of maternity homes and maternity shelters which may not be subject to regulation under existing licensing laws.
HB 682 Caption: Relating to amending the Election Code of the State of Texas by adding a new Section stating that applications for poll tax receipts and exemption certificates which are mailed before the first day of February shall be deemed to have been received before that date if they are delivered to the tax collector on or before the 5th day of February; and declaring an imperative public necessity for suspension of the Constitutional Rule on the reading of bills.
HB 869 Caption: Relating to validating certain contracts, instruments, orders, ordinances, resolutions, acts and proceedings of certain incorporated cities.
HJR 6 Caption: Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of Texas providing that equality under the law shall not be denied or abridged because of sex.
HJR 37 Caption: Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of Texas so as to provide for the payment of assistance by the State of Texas to the surviving spouse and minor children of law enforcement officers, custodial personnel of the Texas Department of Corrections or full-paid firemen who suffer violent death in the course of the performance of their duties.
HR 286 Caption: Providing for the appointment of a voting machine study committee.
58th Regular Session
HB 107 Caption: Relating to providing for alternate jurors in felony cases and for procedure in felony cases when a juror becomes unable or disqualified to continue.
HB 171 Caption: Relating to amending the Texas Liquor Control Act to provide for the licensing of certain agents and employees of Retail Beer Dealers.
HB 172 Caption: Relating to Automobile Service Clubs; providing for penalties for violations of this Act; providing an effective date.
HB 173 Caption: Relating to prohibiting the State Board of Education from adopting any policy, rule, regulation or other plan, as a prerequisite for accreditation or other approval, which would require any school district to hire or assign any guidance counselor or supervisor.
HB 174 Caption: Relating to providing that tax collectors may issue to certain persons under certain circumstances a certificate showing that neither their land nor themselves are liable for delinquent taxes on such land and that the liability for such taxes is thereafter a personal liability of prior owners under whom the taxes became delinquent.
HB 175 Caption: Relating to appropriating money to the State Board of Control for the repair and reconditioning of the San Jacinto Memorial Tower and Building.
HB 371 Caption: Relating to changing the name of San Jacinto State Park to San Jacinto Battleground, and the name of the San Jacinto State Park Commission to San Jacinto Battleground Commission; and changing the name of Fannin State Park to Fannin State Battleground and the name of Fannin State Park Commission to the Fannin State Battleground Commission.
HB 809 Caption: Relating to creating four additional District Courts in Harris County, Texas.
HB 810 Caption: Relating to creating an additional Court of Domestic Relations for Harris County, Texas.
HB 1003 Caption: Relating to creating a conservation and reclamation district to be known as "Clear Lake City Water Authority".
HB 1061 Caption: Relating to authorizing the Commissioners' Court of counties having a population of 1,200,000, or more, people according to the latest federal census to sell, lease, or otherwise dispose of personal property of said counties.
HCR 50 Caption: Authorizing the State Board of Control to accept for and on behalf of the State of Texas a transfer of land adjacent to the De Zavala Cemetery as a monument site and a protective area.
57th Regular Session
HB 57 Caption: Relating to amending a certain Article of the Code of Criminal Procedure providing for alternate jurors in felony cases and for procedure in felony cases when a juror becomes unable or disqualified to continue.
HB 147 Caption: Relating to amending the Penal Code of 1925, providing punishment for murder without malice.
HB 148 Caption: Relating to amending the Election Code to provide that polls may be open from six o'clock a.m. in all counties having a population of one million (1,000,000), or more.
HB 174 Caption: Relating to amending a certain Statute abolishing the gift tax on motor vehicles.
HB 238 Caption: Relating to issuance of a certificate by a tax collector stating that certain persons are not liable for delinquent taxes.
HB 247 Caption: Relating to amending a certain Act empowering all incorporated cities having a population in excess of three hundred eighty thousand (380,000) and being in a county of over eight hundred thousand (800,000) population to provide for the establishment of corporation courts.
HB 537 Caption: Relating to adopting and establishing general statutory provisions and a definition applicable to real estate investment trusts; to provide for the formation and operation of a real estate investment trust.
HB 639 Caption: Relating to amending a certain Statute exempting the personal property of institutions of public charity from ad valorem taxation.
HB 704 Caption: Relating to amending the Code of Criminal Procedure relating to challenges for cause in capital cases; providing that the prosecuting attorney shall make known to the Court whether or not he will qualify the jury and seek the death penalty.
HB 750 Caption: Relating to amending a certain Statute fixing the minimum and maximum salaries of certain officials in certain counties.
HB 765 Caption: Relating to amending the Penal Code of Texas providing that the maximum punishment for burglary at night may be life imprisonment.
HB 930 Caption: Relating to amending a certain Act relating to the control of cigarette vending machines for tax purposes.
57th 3rd Called Session
HB 7 Caption: Relating to appropriating money to the State Board of Control for the repair and reconditioning of the San Jacinto Memorial Tower and Building; providing for the expenditure of such monies by and under the supervision of the State Board of Control.
HB 84 Caption: Relating to amending the Texas Election Code providing for increased assessments for candidates for the office of State Senator and State Representative in certain counties.
HB 85 Caption: Relating to authorizing the trustees of independent school districts having fewer than one hundred seventy-five thousand (175,000) scholastics according to the last official scholastic census, whether created by General Law or special Act, in counties having a population of more than one million, two hundred thousand (1,200,000), according to the last preceding Federal Census, to fix the date of election of such trustees on the first Saturday in April or on the first Saturday in October as the trustees by official resolution may provide.