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Legislation authored by Willis Whatley

Includes legislation with Willis Whatley as the primary author for the 58th through 60th Legislatures. For other types of authorship, search the Legislative Archive System.

60th Regular Session
HB 213 Caption: Relating to repealing certain act relating to sale of certain merchandise on a consecutive Saturday and Sunday.
HB 214 Caption: Relating to regulating us of the term "Going Out of Business"; providing a penalty for violation.
HB 215 Caption: Relating to amending certain chapter of the Penal Code; making it a felony to possess or to carry a pistol or other concealed firearm while committing certain felonies; making it a felony for a person convicted of a felony, to possess or carry a pistol away from his residence; making it a felony to carry certain weapons in a place where intoxicants are sold for on-premises consumption; making it a felony to use certain weapons against a law enforcement officer in performance of his duty; providing penalties.
HB 216 Caption: Relating to regulating the business conduct of floor covering contractors; requiring a floor contractor's license; providing a penalty; making an appropriation.
HB 217 Caption: Relating to defining and regulating the business of giving bail in criminal cases, actions or proceedings; providing certain penalties.
HB 258 Caption: Relating to amending certain article of the Penal Code relating to obtaining board or lodging by trick or fraud, and failure or refusal to pay for food or lodging.
HB 278 Caption: Relating to changing the period of living apart without cohabitation as a ground for divorce.
HB 342 Caption: Relating to amending certain chapter of the Insurance Code by adding article relative to automobile liability insurance and uninsured vehicle coverage and insolvent insurer protection; providing an effective date.
HB 373 Caption: Relating to creating a conservation and reclamation district to be known as Coastal Industrial Water Authority; providing that said Authority shall have no power to levy taxes; providing a severability clause.
HB 374 Caption: Relating to amending certain acts so as to permit facsimile signatures and facsimile seals to be used on certificates of special assessments; providing a penalty.
HB 493 Caption: Relating to changing the name of the Houston State Psychiatric Institute for Research and Training to the Texas Research Institute of Mental Sciences.
HB 602 Caption: Relating to amending certain acts providing for the supplementary compensation of presiding judges of administrative judicial districts.
HB 638 Caption: Relating to amending certain article of the Code of Criminal Procedure relating to definition of the term "peace officer".
HB 681 Caption: Relating to records to be kept by dealers in pistols.
HB 716 Caption: Relating to reconveyance by the State of property acquired for highway purposes.
HB 767 Caption: Relating to imposing a tax on the sale or distribution of aviation fuel.
HB 890 Caption: Relating to authorizing certain cities to enter into contracts with conservation and reclamation districts in regard to the conveyance, transportation, distribution, sale and repurchase of water.
HB 991 Caption: Relating to regulating the business conduct of floor covering contractors; requiring a license; providing a penalty.
HB 1176 Caption: Relating to regulating billboards and providing penalties.
HB 1177 Caption: Relating to amending the Real Estate License Act to change the license fees and custody and disposition of funds.
HB 1178 Caption: Relating to amending certain statutes so as to provide the maximum fee which may be charged for taking an examination from the Board of Legal Examiners.
HB 1255 Caption: Relating to relocation of certain cemeteries, in whole or part, pursuant to court order.
HCR 41 Caption: Memorializing Congress to oppose legislation relating to the prohibition of the sale of firearms across state lines.
HCR 71 Caption: In memory of John Keane of Houston.
HCR 96 Caption: Directing the creation of a Special Committee on Branch Banking.
HCR 159 Caption: Granting certain people who allege interest in a certain property in Port Arthur to sue the State of Texas.
HJR 21 Caption: Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the State of Texas to provide that a corporate body with banking and discounting privileges whose place of business designated in its charter is in a county of more than 500,000 inhabitants may be authorized to engage in business at more than one place within the county.
HR 132 Caption: Naming Michael Hulen Marshall as Honorary Page of the House.
HR 143 Caption: Congratulating State Representative C. L. Ray, Jr. and his wife on their birthdays.
HR 221 Caption: Commending the students of Second Baptist School in Houston for their interest in State Government.
HR 381 Caption: Congratulating Dr. Sanford "Sandy" Goldstone for his new position as Professor and Head, Division of Psychology, Department of Psychiatry at Cornell University Medical College.
HR 427 Caption: Directing the creation of an interim committee to study the housing and physical care of the criminally insane.
60th 1st Called Session
HR 3 Caption: In memory of Max E. Peck of Houston.
59th Regular Session
HB 13 Caption: Relating to changing the name of the Board of Regents of the State Teachers' Colleges to "Board of Regents, State Senior Colleges".
HB 26 Caption: Relating to the sale of distilled spirits for consumption on the premises where sold.
HB 34 Caption: Relating to the compensation of firemen and policemen in certain cities; amending the Penal Code.
HB 126 Caption: Relating to the crime of shoplifting; providing penalties for violation.
HB 218 Caption: Relating to amending certain acts to provide for the appointment of retired judges who voluntarily retired from office as Presiding Judges of the Administrative Judicial Districts as well as regular judges; to provide for adequate quarters; providing for a 4-year term; excepting from the provisions of this Act tenure of any present Presiding Judges.
HB 219 Caption: Relating to amending certain acts relating to the liability of parents of minors under the age of 18 and over the age of 10 who maliciously and willfully damage or destroy certain property.
HB 389 Caption: Relating to amending the Municipal Annexation Act, by adding a provision for giving additional notice by certified mail to railroad companies in annexation proceedings.
HB 420 Caption: Relating to the making or drawing of a worthless check with intent to defraud.
HB 421 Caption: Relating to providing for the admissibility of certain documents in suits involving the title to real estate or seeking a declaration of heirship.
HB 453 Caption: Relating to fees to be charged by the State Board of Insurance; amending the Texas Insurance Code.
HB 507 Caption: Relating to amending certain Statutes by providing for the revival of the forfeiture of the right to do business and charter of a corporation.
HB 508 Caption: Relating to amending certain Statutes by providing a method for the administrative forfeiture of charters of non-profit corporations upon the failure of such corporations to file certain reports required to be filed by the Texas Non-Profit Corporation Act.
HB 536 Caption: Relating to commercial building permits in certain cities.
HB 634 Caption: Relating to amending the Penal Code to terminate discounts allowed on the purchase of tax stamps for distilled spirits.
HB 648 Caption: Relating to validating the boundary, all governmental proceedings and acts and all officers of the city of Bunker Hill Village.
HB 839 Caption: Relating to amending certain articles relating to acknowledgments of married women, so as to provide that a married woman need be examined privily and apart from her husband only when she acknowledges a conveyance of the homestead or any instrument encumbering or otherwise affecting the homestead.
HB 840 Caption: Relating to creating and establishing a conservation and reclamation district known as "Clear Woods Improvement District."
HB 841 Caption: Relating to creating and establishing a conservation and reclamation district known as "Inverness Forest Improvement District."
HB 842 Caption: Relating to creating and establishing a conservation and reclamation district known as "Sequoia Improvement District."
HB 872 Caption: Relating to establishing The University of Texas System and naming the schools of which it shall consist.
HB 955 Caption: Relating to authorizing and directing the Board of Regents of The University of Texas to establish a Medical Branch or Department of The University of Texas within the County of Harris, State of Texas, to be known as The Houston Medical School of the University of Texas.
HB 956 Caption: Relating to the conservation, storage and ownership of natural gas in counties having a population in excess of 1,200,000 according to the last preceding Federal Census or any future Federal Census.
HB 975 Caption: Relating to validating certain contracts, instruments, orders, ordinances, resolutions, acts and proceedings of certain incorporated cities.
HB 976 Caption: Relating to creating and establishing a conservation and reclamation district known as "Acres Homes Improvement District."
HB 977 Caption: Relating to creating and establishing a conservation and reclamation district known as "Wilcrest Improvement District."
HB 978 Caption: Relating to creating and establishing a conservation and reclamation district known as "Briarwick Improvement District."
HB 979 Caption: Relating to creating and establishing a conservation and reclamation district known as "Bender Road Improvement District."
HB 980 Caption: Relating to creating and establishing a conservation and reclamation district known as "West Road Improvement District."
HB 981 Caption: Relating to creating and establishing a conservation and reclamation district known as "Bordersville Improvement District."
HB 1051 Caption: Relating to creating and establishing a conservation and reclamation district, known as "Turkey Creek Improvement District."
HB 1066 Caption: Relating to creating and establishing a conservation and reclamation district, known as "Treeline Improvement District."
HB 1084 Caption: Relating to creating and establishing a conservation and reclamation district, known as "Timberlake Improvement District."
HB 1125 Caption: Relating to creating and establishing a Conservation and Reclamation District, to be known as "Clear Creek Basin Authority."
HB 1126 Caption: Relating to creating and establishing a Conservation and Reclamation District to be known as "Braeburn West Utility District."
HB 1156 Caption: Relating to creating a conservation and reclamation district to be known as "Crosby Municipal Utility District of Harris County, Texas".
HCR 49 Caption: Suspending Joint Rules Nos. 20 and 21.
HCR 92 Caption: Requesting the Coordinating Board, Texas College and University System to make certain studies relative to medical education in Texas.
HR 98 Caption: Congratulating the Honorable Speaker of the House and Mrs. Ben Barnes on their anniversary.
HR 238 Caption: Congratulating Martha Barnes on the occasion of her twenty-sixth birthday.
HR 543 Caption: Requesting that the Coordinating Board of the Texas College and University System make a certain study.
HR 599 Caption: Providing for an Interim Committee to Study the Housing and Physical Care of Criminally Insane Persons.
59th 1st Called Session
HR 13 Caption: In memory of H. E. Treichler of Richmond.
HR 29 Caption: In memory of Judge Arnold H. Krichamer of Houston.
58th Regular Session
HB 116 Caption: Relating to making it unlawful to present a credit card or alleged credit card, with the intent to defraud, for the purpose of obtaining or attempting to obtain any item of value or services; providing penalties for violation based upon the amount of credit involved or the value of services involved.
HB 396 Caption: Relating to providing for an increase in mileage allowance to eight cents (8ยข) per mile and an increase in the per diem allowance to Ten Dollars ($10) per day to any witness appearing before any court or before any grand jury out of the county of his residence, to testify in a felony case; to provide that the district judge may subpoena all necessary nonresident witnesses for appearance in felony cases and before the grand jury.
HB 397 Caption: Relating to providing for the collection of a probation supervision fee in each case where the defendant is placed on probation.
HB 421 Caption: Relating to providing grounds for an attorney, who is a member of either branch of the legislature, upon which to apply for and obtain a continuance of any suit, civil or criminal, pending in any court of this State; providing for an effective date.
HB 425 Caption: Relating to amending the Insurance Code by clarifying when life insurance policies shall be incontestable.
HB 426 Caption: Relating to repealing a portion of the Insurance Code that prescribes certain requirements for family group life insurance policies.
HB 427 Caption: Relating to amending the Insurance Code of the State of Texas to provide for the valuation of certain guarantees in life insurance policies and coupons issued on or after the operative date of Article 3.44a; to enact the Standard Valuation Law prescribing requirements for the valuation of the reserve liabilities for life insurance policies and annuity and pure endowment contracts; to provide for non-forfeiture benefits and cash surrender values of life insurance policies issued on or after the operative date of Article 3.44a; to enact the Standard Non-forfeiture Law prescribing requirements for the computation of non-forfeiture benefits and cash surrender values for life insurance policies; to limit the application of Article 3.46 to policies and contracts issued prior to the operative date of Article 3.44a; to amend relative to group life insurance policies; to provide for non-forfeiture benefits and cash surrender values of industrial life insurance policies issued on or after the operative date of Article 3.44a; to make the provisions hereof applicable to domestic mutual life insurance companies.
HB 457 Caption: Relating to providing that it shall be unlawful for any person to make, draw, utter or deliver, or to cause or direct the making, drawing, uttering or delivering of a check, draft, or order knowing that he does not have sufficient funds on deposit with the drawee; providing penalties for violations of this Act.
HB 464 Caption: Relating to amending the Insurance Code by providing for the maintaining of certain reserves for accident and health insurance policies in accordance with regulations issued by the State Board of Insurance.
HB 474 Caption: Relating to amending the Texas Insurance Code relative to insurance requirements.
HB 503 Caption: Relating to providing that the Supreme Court may grant certain attorneys who have practiced law in the State of Illinois prior to the year 1920 and whose practice of law was interrupted by reason of military service in the Armed Forces of the United States, and who have thereafter resided in the State of Texas twenty (20) years or more, and who have during their period of residence in this State been engaged in civic undertakings and activities for the advancement of the public interest, a license to practice law in the State of Texas without taking examination, provided such applicants meet the requirements as to moral character and provided that evidence of their qualifications as herein prescribed is supplied by affidavit or otherwise to the Supreme Court.
HB 566 Caption: Relating to redefining the offense of shoplifting; providing certain punishments for the offense; providing that in all prosecutions under this Act, process shall be issued and served, and witnesses shall be compensated as though the offense were a felony.
HB 658 Caption: Relating to fees to be charged by the State Board of Insurance.
HB 659 Caption: Relating to amending the Insurance Code relative to automobile liability insurance and uninsured vehicle coverage and insolvent insurer protection; providing an effective date.
HB 808 Caption: Relating to authorizing the destruction of certain public records, after reproduction, with exceptions and providing for notice to be given of such proposed destruction.