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Legislation authored by Sam Russell

Includes legislation with Sam Russell as the primary author for the 68th through 72nd Legislatures. For other types of authorship, search the Legislative Archive System.

72nd Regular Session
HB 596 Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the issuance of a writ of habeus corpus by a court of appeals.
HB 597 Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the issuance of evidentiary search warrants and search warrants for contraband subject to seizure by the state.
HB 598 Last Action: Effective on 9/1/91
Caption: Relating to requests to take a driving safety course.
HB 599 Last Action: Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to a write-in candidacy for an office sought in a preceding primary election.
HB 717 Last Action: Effective on 9/1/91
Caption: Relating to the contract authority of the Franklin County Water District.
HB 978 Last Action: Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the application of the professional prosecutors law to the county attorney of Marion County.
HB 1007 Last Action: Vetoed by the Governor
Caption: Relating to load and weight limits on highways and roads; providing civil penalties.
HB 1455 Last Action: Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to governmental and personal liability for acts of an individual performing community service work.
HB 1456 Last Action: 1st Printing sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to the use of tow trucks by nonprofit corporations.
HB 1457 Last Action: Referred to County Affairs
Caption: Relating to the procedures for setting the compensation of county auditors, assistant auditors, and court reporters.
HB 1458 Last Action: Effective on . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Caption: Relating to the taxation of consumable materials used in the repair of a motor vehicle.
HB 1489 Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the dissolution of the Morris County Hospital District and to the disposition of the district's assets and liabilities on dissolution.
HB 1636 Last Action: Referred to County Affairs
Caption: Relating to a county's authority to create a public defender's office in the county.
HB 1637 Last Action: Effective on 9/1/91
Caption: Relating to the date by which a general-purpose committee must file a monthly report under Title 15, Election Code.
HB 1638 Last Action: Referred to Judicial Affairs
Caption: Relating to the sale of separate property on the dissolution of a marriage.
HB 1836 Last Action: Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to highways over which vehicles that exceed axle weight limits may operate.
HB 1837 Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to the use of certain employee benefits by employees of the State Department of Highways and Public Transportation instead of workers' compensation benefits.
HB 1838 Last Action: Senate appoints conferees-reported
Caption: Relating to the requirements for an expunction order.
HB 1839 Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the authorities, duties, and privileges of a Type B general-law municipality and the ability of all types of municipalities to adopt health and safety ordinances.
HB 2190 Last Action: Placed on intent calendar
Caption: Relating to bail bonds.
HB 2191 Last Action: Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to warrantless arrests, amending Chapter 14 of the Code of Criminal Procedure, 1965, as amended.
HB 2192 Last Action: Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to procedures for determining remaining indebtedness under certain real estate-related loans.
HB 2444 Last Action: Posting rule suspended
Caption: Relating to limitations on political contributions and expenditures; providing penalties.
HB 2887 Last Action: 1st Printing sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to the eligibility for parole of defendants with multiple convictions for certain aggravated offenses.
HCR 104 Last Action: Signed by the Governor
Caption: Honoring Hazelle Carson on the occasion of her retirement.
HCR 199 Last Action: Signed by the Governor
Caption: Declaring April 16, 1991, to be Mount Pleasant Day in Texas.
HCR 200 Last Action: Signed by the Governor
Caption: Congratulating the Tiger Dolls of Mount Pleasant High School on their prize-winning performances at the Showtime Drill Team Competition.
HCR 224 Last Action: Signed by the Governor
Caption: Honoring the city of Daingerfield on the occasion of its 150th anniversary on October 19, 1991.
HJR 66 Last Action: Referred to Judicial Affairs
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to permit separate property to be sold under judicial order and the proceeds to be divided between the spouses in a fair and equitable property settlement on the dissolution of a marriage.
HR 104 Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Declaring January 29, 1991, as Pittsburg Day in Texas.
HR 683 Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: In memory of James Lenoy Slider.
HR 1069 Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Honoring the Mount Pleasant Dixie Youth Majors all-Star Baseball Team.
HR 1070 Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Honoring Doyle Willis for his many years of outstanding legislative service and extending best wishes for continued success and happiness.
72nd 1st Called Session
HB 124 Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the disposition of the Morris County Hospital District's assets and liabilities on dissolution.
HB 225 Last Action: Referred to Transportation
Caption: Relating to load and weight limits on highways and roads; providing civil penalties.
HB 226 Last Action: Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
Caption: Relating to sentencing procedures in capital felony cases for offenses committed before September 1, 1991.
HB 227 Last Action: Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
Caption: Relating to the reformation of a sentence or award of a new trial in a capital felony case.
72nd 2nd Called Session
HB 35 Last Action: 1st Printing sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to sentencing procedures in capital felony cases for offenses committed before September 1, 1991.
HB 36 Last Action: 1st Printing sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to the reformation of a sentence or award of a new trial in a capital felony case.
HB 37 Last Action: Referred to Transportation
Caption: Relating to load and weight limits on highways and roads; providing civil penalties.
72nd 3rd Called Session
HCR 3 Last Action: Signed by the Governor
Caption: In memory of Sam Parker.
71st Regular Session
HB 557 Last Action: Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to the creation and operation of a sick leave pool to benefit certain state employees who suffer a catastrophic illness or injury.
HB 750 Last Action: Effective on 9/1/89
Caption: Relating to length limitations for operating motor buses on public highways.
HB 1266 Last Action: Effective on . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Caption: Relating to the exemption from sales and use tax on certain amusement services provided in a historic place.
HB 1486 Last Action: Effective on 9/1/89
Caption: Relating to notice of the application of another state's laws to certain contracts.
HB 1489 Last Action: Referred to Transportation
Caption: Relating to an exemption for all-terrain vehicles from the optional county registration fee.
HB 1490 Last Action: Laid on table subj. to call in comm.
Caption: Relating to the authority of municipalities to remove or demolish substandard buildings.
HB 1653 Last Action: Laid on the table subject to call
Caption: Relating to the reconveyance by the state of property acquired for highway purposes.
HB 1659 Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the authority of the commissioners court of a county to close a public road.
HB 1723 Last Action: 1st Printing sent to Local&Consent Cal.
Caption: Relating to the terms of the board of directors of the Marion County Hospital District.
HB 1724 Last Action: Signed by the Governor
Caption: Relating to the terms of office of the board of managers of the Titus County Hospital District.
HB 2059 Last Action: Effective on 9/1/89
Caption: Relating to requesting a deferral of certain proceedings to complete a driving safety course.
HB 2060 Last Action: Effective on 9/1/89
Caption: Relating to operation on public roads of certain motor vehicles and to deposits to the county road and bridge fund; providing penalties.
HB 2061 Last Action: Failed to receive affirmative vote
Caption: Relating to allocation of money in the state highway fund.
HB 2062 Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to claims for payment made related to public works contracts.
HB 2230 Last Action: Referred to Public Education
Caption: Relating to sick leave for public school teachers.
HB 2646 Last Action: Rules suspended
Caption: Relating to regulation by the Northeast Texas Municipal Water District of the transportation of hazardous waste and the site location of hazardous waste facilities.
HB 2647 Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the Marion County Hospital District.
HB 2648 Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the composition, operation, powers, and duties of the Titus County Hospital District.
HB 2811 Last Action: Pending in committee
Caption: Relating to procedures for the determination of land use for the siting of hazardous waste management facilities and to the issuance of permits for those facilities.
HB 2812 Last Action: Pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the powers and duties of regional education service centers and to the provision of funds for those powers and duties through the imposition, administration, collection, and civil and criminal...
HB 3169 Last Action: Laid on the table subject to call
Caption: Relating to the creation, administration, powers, duties, operation, and financing of the Morris County Hospital District; authorizing a tax; granting the authority to issue bonds; and granting the power of....
HJR 4 Last Action: Filed with the Secretary of State
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the members of a hospital district board to serve four-year terms.
HJR 58 Last Action: Pending in subcommittee
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment to abolish the office of county surveyor in Cass County.
HR 3 Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Honoring Fay Glover.
71st 1st Called Session
HCR 3 Last Action: Signed by the Governor
Caption: Recognizing the Ezekiel Airship as the first successful self-powered aircraft.
HCR 33 Last Action: Signed by the Governor
Caption: Commending certain companies for efforts to save Treaty Oak.
71st 2nd Called Session
HB 8 Last Action: Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
Caption: Relating to the issuance of search warrants for contraband subject to seizure by the state.
71st 3rd Called Session
HB 83 Last Action: Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
Caption: Relating to the issuance of search warrants for contraband subject to seizure by the state.
HB 84 Last Action: Referred to Judicial Affairs
Caption: Relating to issuance of a writ of habeas corpus by a court of appeals.
HCR 4 Last Action: Signed by the Governor
Caption: Congratulating the Mount Pleasant Tiger Dolls.
71st 4th Called Session
HB 71 Last Action: Referred to Judicial Affairs
Caption: Relating to the issuance of a writ of habeas corpus by a court of appeals.
HB 72 Last Action: Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
Caption: Relating to the issuance of search warrants for contraband subject to seizure by the state.
HCR 15 Last Action: Signed by the Governor
Caption: In memory of Vernon Ray Hall.
71st 5th Called Session
HB 37 Last Action: Reported favorably with substitute
Caption: Relating to the allocation of funds by the Texas Water Development Board to the Sulphur River Basin Authority.
71st 6th Called Session
HR 62 Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Congratulating Betsy McKellar.
70th Regular Session
HB 532 Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to retaliation against certain public employees.
HB 909 Last Action: Pending in committee
Caption: Relating to grandparent possession of and access to natural and adoptive grandchildren.
HB 1141 Last Action: Effective in 90 days-8/31/87
Caption: Relating to reemployment of certain retirees of the Employees Retirement System of Texas.
HB 1348 Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to the demolition of substandard buildings in municipalities.
HB 1349 Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the abolition of a municipality that ceases to have any residents.
HB 1711 Last Action: No action taken in subcommittee
Caption: Relating to administrative review of property tax determinations.
HB 1712 Last Action: No action taken in subcommittee
Caption: Relating to the administration of certain property tax matters, including the times provided for filing a rendition or property report, delivering an appraisal notice, or filing a notice of protest.
HB 1713 Last Action: Pending in subcommittee
Caption: Relating to the payment of certain refunds of property tax payments.
HB 1881 Last Action: Effective on 9/1/87
Caption: Relating to notice of the law that applies to a contract and the state in which a conflict under the contract must be settled.
HB 1882 Last Action: Meeting canceled
Caption: Relating to the regulation of bank services organizations; providing a criminal penalty.
HB 1883 Last Action: Referred to Judicial Affairs
Caption: Relating to retainage under a residential construction contract; providing a penalty.
HB 1884 Last Action: Referred to Ways & Means
Caption: Relating to the ad valorem taxation of nonprofit organizations that perform charitable, benevolent, or public service activities.
HB 2263 Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to the issuance of lifetime hunting and fishing licenses.
HCR 40 Last Action: Signed by the Governor
Caption: In memory of Alex Short, Sr.
HCR 41 Last Action: Signed by the Governor
Caption: In memory of the Honorable Caver Johnson, Cass County Judge.
HCR 43 Last Action: Signed by the Governor
Caption: In memory of John B. Stephens.
HCR 222 Last Action: Signed by the Governor
Caption: Commending Joe Lovelace.
HJR 77 Last Action: Referred to Ways & Means
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment to authorize the legislature to allow political subdivisions to exempt from ad valorem taxation certain property of nonprofit organizations that perform charitable, benevolent, or public service activities.
HR 26 Caption: Urging the U.S. Secretary of Commerce to expedite the issuance of a special temporary import license for Lone Star Steel Company.
70th 2nd Called Session
HCR 9 Last Action: Signed by the Governor
Caption: Honoring Dr. M. James Brooks, Jr.
69th Regular Session
HB 121 Last Action: Laid on the table subject to call
Caption: Relating to raffles conducted by certain organizations for charitable purposes.
HB 354 Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to the penalty for passing a school bus while the bus is stopped.
HB 355 Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to the election precincts and polling places for elections held on the same day in all or part of the same territory and to joint elections of certain political subdivisions.
HB 356 Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to certain requirements for a license as a speech-language pathologist or audiologist.
HB 1878 Last Action: No action taken in committee
Caption: Relating to the creation of the offense of conducting a poll of voters at a polling place on election day.
HB 1879 Last Action: Vetoed by the Governor
Caption: Relating to the validation of certain municipal annexations and other related governmental acts and proceedings.
HB 1880 Last Action: Referred to Judiciary
Caption: Relating to a county's authority to create a public defender's office in the county.
HB 1881 Last Action: No action taken in committee
Caption: Relating to the eligibility of a primary election candidate as a write-in candidate in the general election.
HB 2176 Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to the employment and commissioning of peace officers by the Titus County Hospital District.
HB 2177 Last Action: Effective on . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Caption: Relating to certain documents relating to elections that are required to be delivered to the secretary of state.
HB 2178 Last Action: Laid on the table subject to call
Caption: Relating to petitions submitted to the secretary of state for the appointment of state election inspectors.
HB 2179 Last Action: Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to reports to the secretary of state of certain precinct election results.
HB 2422 Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the Cass County Juvenile Board.
HB 2469 Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the board of directors and contracts of the Franklin County Water District.
HCR 154 Last Action: Signed by the Governor
Caption: Honoring W.C. and Geraldine Stevens on their 50th wedding anniversary.
HCR 165 Last Action: Signed by the Governor
Caption: Congratulating the Lumbermen's Association of Texas on its 100th anniversary.
HCR 191 Last Action: Filed w/o the Governor's signature
Caption: Granting Bob Bass permission to sue the Department of Highways and Public Transportation.
HCR 192 Last Action: Filed w/o the Governor's signature
Caption: Granting Bob Bass permission to sue the Department of Highways and Public Transportation.
HJR 10 Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing certain raffles for charitable purposes.
69th 2nd Called Session
HCR 29 Last Action: 1st Printing sent to Comm. on Cal.
Caption: Granting Del E. Webb Corporation permission to sue the State of Texas and the State Purchasing & General Services Commission.
69th 3rd Called Session
HB 60 Last Action: Coauthor authorized
Caption: Relating to the release of information in certain records maintained by the Department of Public Safety.
HCR 1 Last Action: Laid on the table subject to call
Caption: Granting Del E. Webb Corporation permission to sue the State of Texas and the State Purchasing and General Services Commission.
HR 107 Caption: Honoring Representative Alex Short.
68th Regular Session
HB 697 Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the application of the Professional Prosecutors Act to the criminal district attorney of Cass County and the district attorney of the 229th Judicial District.
HB 998 Last Action: Effective on . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Caption: Relating to the challenge at the polling place of a person's qualifications to vote.
HB 1018 Last Action: Effective on . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Caption: Relating to the authority of rural fire prevention districts to issue bonds, notes, and bond anticipation notes.
HB 1183 Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the jurisdiction of the County Court of Cass County.
HB 1742 Last Action: Committee laid on table subject to call
Caption: Relating to peace officers commissioned by certain water districts.
HB 1743 Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the depository for the Titus County Hospital District.
HB 1744 Last Action: Coauthor authorized
Caption: Relating to the authorization of certain raffles and other games of chance.
HB 1745 Last Action: Vetoed by the Governor
Caption: Relating to mandatory joint elections held by political subdivisions and to the use of county election precincts and polling places.
HB 1882 Last Action: No action taken
Caption: Relating to the repeal of the state law providing that no person other than an elector resident may be appointed to any office by the governing body of a general law city.
HB 2366 Last Action: Committee laid on table subject to call
Caption: Relating to the authority of Titus County Fresh Water Supply District No. 1 to enforce laws and district rules on and within a certain area surrounding Lake Bob Sandlin.
HB 2432 Last Action: Effective on . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Caption: Relating to establishment of a juvenile board in Camp, Marion, Morris, and Titus counties.
HCR 68 Last Action: Signed by the Governor
Caption: In memory of former State Representative Sidney Latham.
HCR 90 Last Action: Signed by the Governor
Caption: Congratulationg Martha Williams on her 100th birthday.
HCR 97 Last Action: Signed by the Governor
Caption: Memorializing Congress to enact legislation to prevent the unwarranted diversion of European steel exports to the United States to pipe and tube products.
HCR 239 Last Action: Signed by the Governor
Caption: Congratulating Becky Brooks, president-elect of TSTA.
HJR 97 Last Action: Scheduled for public hearing on . . . . . .
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing certain raffles for charitable purposes.
HR 463 Caption: Congratulating Mrs. Ann Hagen and Mrs. Cannie Anderson.
HR 485 Caption: Congratulating Michael "Bubba" Minter.
68th 2nd Called Session
HCR 28 Last Action: Signed by the Governor
Caption: In memory of former state representative J. K. Hileman.
HCR 44 Last Action: Signed by the Governor
Caption: Congratulating the Daingerfield High School football team.
HCR 70 Last Action: Signed by the Governor
Caption: Congratulating the Mount Pleasant High School Choir.
HCR 85 Last Action: Signed by the Governor
Caption: Congratulating Robert Brown.