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Legislation authored by Peyton McKnight

Includes legislation with Peyton McKnight as the primary author for the 51st through 67th Legislatures. For other types of authorship, search the Legislative Archive System.

67th Regular Session
SB 243 Last Action: Effective on . . . . . . . . . .
Caption: Relating to the sale and distribution of aviation fuel by aviation fuel dealers and exemptions from excise tax.
SB 383 Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the membership, compensation, and procedures of the Texas Real Estate Research Advisory committee and the continuation, functions, duties, and funds of the Real Estate Research Center; providing for annual audits.
SB 403 Last Action: Effective on . . . . . . . . . .
Caption: Relating to continuation of the Texas Aeronautics Commission and regulation of aeronautics.
SB 417 Last Action: Referred to Committee on Energy Resources
Caption: Relating to the Engery Development Fund and to a program to demonstrate fluidized bed combustion of Texas lignite.
SB 568 Last Action: No action taken
Caption: Relating to the creation, administration, powers, duties, operations, and finances of the Winnsboro-Quitman Water District.
SB 569 Last Action: Reported from committee favorably without amendments
Caption: Relating to a research, development, and demonstration program to facilitate the production and use of Texas deep basin lignite.
SB 654 Last Action: Referred to Committee on Ways & Means
Caption: Relating to the examination powers and duties of the comptroller of public accounts.
SB 655 Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the confidentiality and use of certain information derived from examinations in connection with collection of certain taxes and administration of certain tax laws.
SB 721 Last Action: Referred to Committee on Agriculture & Livestock
Caption: Relating to the slaughter of horses; providing a penalty.
SB 891 Last Action: Considered by committee in public hearing
Caption: Relating to shut-in and compensatory royalty clauses in oil and gas leases issued by the commissioner of the General Land Office.
SB 997 Last Action: Referred to Committee on Natural Resources
Caption: Relating to the authority of the commissioner of labor and standards to perform functions regarding residential energy conservation.
SB 998 Last Action: Referred to Committee on Natural Resources
Caption: Relating to the regulation of natural and synthetic gas.
SB 1000 Last Action: Record vote
Caption: Relating to defects in and motion to quash indictments and informations, to waiver when no motion filed, and to sufficiency of an indictment or information.
SB 1018 Last Action: Postponed
Caption: Relating to the subdivision of mineral-bearing land.
SB 1137 Last Action: Referred to Committee on Natural Resources
Caption: Relating to the regulation of irrigators and installers of irrigation systems.
SB 1146 Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to distribution, proration, apportionment, allocation, and regulation of certain oil and gas.
SB 1147 Last Action: Referred to Committee on Natural Resources
Caption: Relating to the sale of oil and gas interests in certain state-owned property.
SB 1156 Last Action: Referred to Committee on Economic Development
Caption: Relating to the escheat of abandoned travelers checks.
SB 1160 Last Action: Referred to Committee on Higher Education
Caption: Relating to guidelines for academic work loads at public institutions of higher education.
SB 1203 Last Action: Referred to Committee on State Affairs
Caption: Relating to public utility transactions with industrial, pipeline, and similar large volume customers.
SCR 13 Last Action: Signed by the Governor
Caption: In memory of Frank Erwin, Jr.
SCR 14 Last Action: Signed by the Governor
Caption: Commending President Jimmy Carter on release of the hostages.
SCR 20 Last Action: Signed by the Governor
Caption: In memory of Senator Culp Krueger.
SCR 30 Last Action: Referred to Committee on Natural Resources
Caption: Directing state agencies to expedite regulations and licensing of synthetic fuel projects.
SCR 54 Last Action: Signed by the Governor
Caption: Designating the state highway building as the Dewitt C. Greer State Highway Building.
SJR 14 Last Action: No action taken
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment to amend Article VII, Section 18, of the Texas Constitution relating to the Permanent University Fund.
SJR 27 Last Action: Reported from committee unfavorably
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment to provide two-year terms for the governor and lieutenant governor.
SR 227 Caption: Extending welcome to Sissy Spacek.
SR 340 Caption: Extending congratulations to Henry M. Bell, Jr.
SR 354 Caption: Commending Freeman Carney on the occasion of his retirement as Executive Vice President of the Tyler Area Chamber of Commerce.
SR 445 Caption: Recognizing April 1, 1981, through April 6, 1981, as Billy Bob's Texas Week.
SR 616 Caption: Honoring Conrad Brady for his outstanding accomplishments and extending to him best wishes for many years of continued success.
SR 630 Caption: Commending Dr. H. E. Jenkins on his many years of service to Tyler Junior College.
SR 644 Caption: Inviting the Honorable William T. Moore to address the Senate in the Senate Chamber.
SR 672 Caption: Memorial resolution for Mrs. Pauline Heffler Roosth.
SR 728 Caption: Congratulating David Sarpalius on his eighth birthday.
67th 1st Called Session
SB 3 Last Action: No action taken
Caption: Relating to apportionment of the state into congressional districts.
SCR 14 Last Action: Signed by the Governor
Caption: Honoring the Texas Longhorn and declaring the month of September, 1981, as Texas Longhorn Cattle Month.
SR 73 Caption: Extending best wishes to George Jones.
SR 200 Caption: Memorial resolution for Judge Robert W. Hamilton.
67th 2nd Called Session
SR 75 Caption: Commending W. W. Potter for his years of dedicated service to the State.
SR 84 Caption: Extending congratulations to Tony and Kim Kessler Barber.
SR 105 Caption: Memorial resolution for Judge James H. Moore.
66th Regular Session
SB 83 Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to a supplemental appropriation to the State Board of Registration for Professional Engineers for construction of a building and related expenses.
SB 256 Last Action: Scheduled for future calendar placement
Caption: Relating to the civil jurisdiction of county courts at law.
SB 257 Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the authority of the Railroad Commission of Texas to permit production of oil or gas or oil and gas in a commingled state in certain cases to prevent waste, promote conservation, or protect correlative rights.
SB 259 Last Action: Effective on . . . . . . . . . .
Caption: Relating to regulation of certain irrigators; and providing penalties.
SB 314 Last Action: Scheduled for public hearing on . . . . . .
Caption: Relating to the qualifications of appellate justices and judges.
SB 315 Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the authority of the State Health Officer and political subdivisions in relation to the production, processing, testing, grading, labeling, inspection, movement, distribution, and sale of milk and milk products; providing for issuing of licenses and permits; providing for hearings.
SB 411 Last Action: Coauthor authorized
Caption: Relating to compensation of judges of statutory county courts; providing for appropriation of funds.
SB 476 Last Action: Referred to Committee on Finance
Caption: Making an appropriation to pay a claim against the state.
SB 586 Last Action: Effective on . . . . . . . . . .
Caption: Relating to hazardous duty pay for law enforcement personnel of certain state agencies.
SB 810 Last Action: Scheduled for public hearing on . . . . . .
Caption: Relating to the imposition, collection, administration, civil, and criminal enforcement, and allocation of taxes on motor fuels.
SB 833 Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the definition gas utility, public utility, and utility for certain purposes.
SB 906 Last Action: Effective on . . . . . . . . . .
Caption: Relating to the conversion of Texas Eastern University into a component institution of The University of Texas System.
SB 910 Last Action: Senate refusal to concur in House amendments reported
Caption: Relating to the regulation of permanent storage or disposal of radioactive materials.
SB 1010 Last Action: Considered by committee in public hearing
Caption: Relating to the authority of the Coordinating Board, Texas College and University System over construction and repair of certain buildings and facilities at educational institutions under its jurisdiction.
SB 1042 Last Action: Reported from committee favorably without amendments
Caption: Relating to professional liability insurance for licensed real estate brokers and salesmen against certain real estate professional liability claims and related risks.
SB 1164 Last Action: Returned to Calendar Committee
Caption: Relating to the licensing and regulation of of bail bond agents; providing penalties and enforcement procedures.
SB 1254 Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Making a supplemental appropriation to the Treasurer's office.
SB 1272 Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the type of cases in the 241st District Court.
SB 1281 Last Action: Scheduled for public hearing on . . . . . .
Caption: Relating to certain species of aquatic life.
SB 1316 Last Action: Referred to Committee on Environmental Affairs
Caption: Relating to squirrel hunting in Upshur County.
SB 1323 Last Action: Reported from committee favorably without amendments
Caption: Relating to a supplemental appropriation to the Texas Board of Chiropractic Examiners.
SCR 43 Last Action: Signed by the Governor
Caption: Granting The Lincoln National Life Insurance Company to sue the State.
SJR 31 Last Action: Scheduled for public hearing on . . . . . .
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment relating to the qualifications of justices and judges of the appellate courts of this state.
SR 195 Caption: Extending congratulations to Earl Campbell.
SR 385 Caption: Extending congratulations to Senator Bill Moore.
SR 597 Caption: Authorizing the Conference Committee on S.B. 910 to make certain changes.
SR 635 Caption: Memorial resolution for J. Harold Stringer.
SR 648 Caption: Extending congratulations to Gussie Nell Davis.
SR 669 Caption: Extending congratulations to Senator John A. Traeger on his newly awarded rank of Brevet Brigadier General of the Texas Military Service.
65th Regular Session
SB 759 Last Action: Effective on . . . . . . . . . .
Caption: Relating to abolition of the State Building Commission and State Building Fund and transfer of the commission's powers and duties to the State Board of Control; making provision for transfer of certain records, property, and personnel and transfer of unexpended and unappropriated funds to a special fund to be used for certain purposes; providing for development of future construction plans.
SB 760 Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to the consolidation of pass-through programs in and the reorganization of the Texas Department of Community Affairs.
SB 761 Last Action: Referred to Committee on State Affairs
Caption: Relating to the rulemaking procedure for certain state agencies.
SB 762 Last Action: 90 Day Bill
Caption: Relating to the protection of drinking water supplies; granting certain authority and duties to the Texas Department of Health Resources, including the authority to enact regulations and enforce the provisions of this Act; providing penalties and remedies.
SB 837 Last Action: Assigned to General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to family practice residency training conducted by the Texas Board of Health Resources; authorizing the board to enter into certain contracts and agreements and to make necessary rules.
SB 863 Last Action: Referred to Committee on State Affairs
Caption: Relating to the transfer of the State Building Commission's statutory powers and duties to the State Board of Control.
SB 948 Last Action: Reported from committee favorably
Caption: Relating to the authority of the Secretary of State to certify voting devices.
SB 1066 Last Action: Referred to Committee on Economic Development
Caption: Relating to safety regulations for self-service gasoline stations.
SB 1146 Last Action: Consideration withdrawn
Caption: Relating to political contributions and expenditures by corporations and labor unions.
SB 1231 Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the requirement for an election to change the zoning ordinance in incorporated or annexed territory.
SB 1232 Last Action: Signed by Governor
Caption: Validating the consolidation of certain cities and the governmental proceedings of the consolidated cities, subject to certain conditions; providing the extent of application of the Act and preserving certain legal claims and actions.
SB 1279 Last Action: 90 Day Bill
Caption: Relating to the membership and compensation of the Smith County Juvenile Board.
SB 1287 Last Action: Referred to Committee on Calendars
Caption: Authorizing the Texas Employment Commission to sell certain state-owned land and use the proceeds to acquire other land and buildings.
SB 1294 Last Action: 90 Day Bill
Caption: Relating to the confidentiality of federal tax information required to be furnished by a taxpayer for state tax purposes; providing penalties.
SB 1300 Last Action: 90 Day Bill
Caption: Relating to the transfer of the East Texas Chest Hospital and all its land, buildings, facilities, improvements, equipment, supplies and property from the governance of the Texas Board of Health Resources to the governance of the Board of Regents of the University of Texas System; providing an effective date; providing a severability and saving clause.
SB 1301 Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the compensation and membership and terms of the Hunt County Juvenile Board.
SB 1302 Last Action: Effective on . . . . . . . . . .
Caption: Relating to compulsory inspection of certain vehicles, inspection stations, inspectors, and uniform standards of safety.
SB 1305 Last Action: Reported from committee favorably
Caption: Relating to the student loan program; providing for the Coordinating Board, Texas College and University System, to adopt rules necessary for participation in the federal program of insured loans to graduate students in health professions schools.
SCR 44 Last Action: Signed by Governor
Caption: Granting Winnwood Manor Nursing Home permission to sue the state.
SJR 15 Last Action: Referred to Committee on Constitutional Amendments
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment to limit the duration of the holdover authority of gubernatorial appointees to public offices and to state the effect of the senate's failure to act on an appointment that has been submitted to it.
SJR 48 Last Action: Filed with the Secretary of State
Caption: To repeal the constitutional authority for the State Building Commission and the State Building Fund.
SR 44 Caption: Extending congratulations to Ralph Morgan.
SR 148 Caption: Extending congratulations to Major Glen B. Warner.
SR 371 Caption: Extending congratulations to Floyd Tillman.
SR 463 Caption: Extending congratulations to the Light Crust Doughboys.
SR 481 Caption: Extending congratulations to Senator W. T. Moore on his birthday.
SR 567 Caption: Extending congratulations to Greater Longview Area.
SR 605 Caption: Memorial resolution for Charles Lenhart Behrens.
SR 696 Caption: Extending congratulations to William Thomas Black, Jr.
SR 723 Caption: Extending congratulations to Colonel Robert L. Stephens.
SR 743 Caption: Extending congratulations to the Broken Spoke and its proprietors, Joe Baland and James White.
SR 749 Caption: Extending congratulations to H. H. "Pete" Coffield.
SR 799 Caption: Extending congratulations to Johnny Duncan.
65th 1st Called Session
SCR 12 Last Action: Reported from committee favorably with amendments
Caption: Sine die resolution for 6 p.m. July 20, 1977.
SR 28 Caption: Extending congratulations to Senator A. R. "Babe" Schwartz.
SR 32 Caption: Extending congratulations to Dr. Robert C. Cotner.
65th 2nd Called Session
SR 116 Caption: Extending congratulations to Senator Carl Parker on the occasion of his birthday.
64th Regular Session
SB 521 Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the disposition of certain fees and charges collected by the East Texas Chest Hospital, the Harlingen State Chest Hospital, and the San Antonio State Chest Hospital.
SB 640 Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the acquisition, ownership, operation, and financing of certain facilities of, and the performance of certain services and functions by, the North Texas Municipal Water District and providing for certain powers and duties of the district and political subdivisions with relation to these facilities, services, and functions; providing procedures for the issuance of bonds; providing for their terms and security; providing the characteristics of such bonds and their eligibility for investments and security for deposit of public funds; stating compliance with notice requirements.
SB 641 Last Action: 90 day bill
Caption: Relating to the application for a place on the ballot at a special election held for the purpose of filling a vacancy and the information to be included on the application; relating to the time and place for filing such an application and the fee or petition of voters to accompany the application; providing that in certain special elections the political party affiliation of the applicant shall be printed on the official ballot or the word "Independent" in appropriate cases; and making other provisions regarding the application and ballot in special elections.
SB 642 Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to the prohibition against branch banking but authorizing connecting facilities; specifying the requisites for drive-in facilities.
SB 761 Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to public mass transportation; changing the names of the State Highway Department, the State Highway Commission and the State Highway Engineer to the State Department of Highways and Public Transportation, the State Highway and Public Transportation Commission, and the State Engineer-Director for Highways and Public Transportation, respectively, and providing their powers and duties; placing certain limitations on the powers of the department; providing for the transfer of programs, contracts, assets, and personnel from the Texas Mass Transportation Commission and making other transition provisions.
SB 762 Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to public mass transportation; providing for certain programs to be administered by the State Highway and Public Transportation Commission; defining the areas and governmental entities eligible to participate in the programs; providing for funding of the programs by federal, state, and local areas or governments; establishing the Public Transportation Fund to be used by the State Department of Highways and Public Transportation in carrying out the responsibilities and duties of the commission and the department; providing for deposit of public and private grants in the fund and making appropriations to the fund.
SB 813 Last Action: Referred to Subcommittee on Criminal Matters
Caption: Relating to civil liability of a peace officer while in the performance of his official duty.
SB 989 Last Action: Referred to Committee on Economic Development
Caption: Relating to recording the consideration for transfers of real property.
SCR 71 Last Action: Referred to Committee on Administration
Caption: Granting permission to W.M. Burney and Charles R. Halstead to sue the State of Texas and the Commissioner of the General Land Office in any court of competent jurisdiction in Leon County, Texas; providing that nothing in this resolution may be construed as an admission by the State of Texas or by any of its departments, agencies or political subdivisions, of liability or of the truth of any allegation asserted by claimants, but the alleged cause of action must be proved under the laws of this State as in other cases; providing that nothing in this resolution may be construed as a waiver of any defense of law or fact available to the State of Texas or to any of its departments, agencies or political subdivisions, and every defense is specifically reserved.
SCR 74 Last Action: Referred to Committee on Administration
Caption: Creating a special committee to provide for placing the seals of the six nations which have governed Texas on the outside of the Capitol in the indentations across the front portico, immediately below the present location of a lighted star; providing that the committee shall be composed of three Senators, appointed by the Lieutenant Governor, three members of the House of Representatives, appointed by the Speaker of the House, the chairman of the State Board of Control, or a staff member of the board, designed by the chairman, the director of the State Building Commission, or a member of the commission's staff designated by the director, and the director-librarian of the state library, or a staff member of the archives division designated by the director-librarian; providing that the committee shall decide on the type of seals to be used and shall commission the making of the seals, which shall be paid for from funds of the State Board of Control; providing that actual and necessary expenses of the committee in connection with the activities of the committee shall be paid from the contingent expense funds of the Senate and the House of Representatives.
SCR 103 Last Action: Signed by Governor
Caption: Suspending the Joint Rules of the two Houses so that either house may take up House Bill No. 188 at any time.
SJR 58 Last Action: Referred to Committee on Texas Constitution
Caption: Amending Constitution to create the Budget Execution Board.
SR 112 Caption: Inviting Roy Acuff to appear before the Senate on Monday, February 3, 1975.
SR 350 Caption: Extending congratulations to Senator and Mrs. William T. Moore on the birth of their first grandchild.
SR 389 Caption: Extending congratulations to Mrs. Blanche Eastwood.
SR 429 Caption: Memorial resolution for J. Alfred Nesbit.
SR 436 Caption: Requesting the Legislative Budget Board and comptroller of the State of Texas review S.J.R. 11 to determine and outline fiscal implications of such resolution.
SR 534 Caption: Memorial resolution for Loyce Phillips.
SR 619 Caption: Memorial resolution for Ann Stewart.
SR 622 Caption: Memorial resolution for N. P. Powell.
SR 720 Caption: Commending Senator Don Adams and the Staff of the Local and Uncontested Bills Calendar Committee for conscientious manner in which business of the Committee was handled.
63rd Regular Session
SB 295 Last Action: Message from the Governor
Caption: Relating to compensation to certain counties in which either the county attorney or criminal district attorney performs the duties of a district attorney in addition to the duties of a county attorney or criminal district attorney.
SB 296 Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to creation of the Gregg County Juvenile Board and the compensation of its members.
SB 297 Last Action: Reported favorably
Caption: Authorizing the Board of Regents of East Texas State University to sell and convey certain lands.
SB 298 Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the powers, duties, and obligations of the Sabine River Authority of Texas; and to the rights, powers and authority of cities, public agencies and other political subdivisions in regard to contracts with such district a performance of functions authorized by this Act; providing penalties for violations of rules and regulations; making finding of required notice.
SB 446 Last Action: Laid on table subject to call
Caption: Relating to the acquisition, ownership, operation, and financing of certain facilities of, and the performance of certain services and functions by, the North Texas Municipal Water District and providing for certain power and duties of the district and political subdivisions with relation to these facilities, services, and functions.
SB 678 Last Action: 90 Day Bill
Caption: Relating to the authority of East Texas State University to sell, lease, and otherwise manage, control and use its lands.
SB 679 Last Action: Sent to subcommittee
Caption: Creating Commerce Water District as a conservation district, comprising the territory contained in the city of Commerce, Hunt County, Texas, as the boundaries of said city existed on January 1, 1973, for the purpose of providing a source of water supply for municipal, domestic, commercial, and industrial use, and diverting, impounding, storing, treating, and transporting the same, and acquiring, constructing, and operating water facilities;...prescribing other powers and duties of the district; providing a severability clause.
SB 680 Last Action: Referred to Subcommittee on Criminal Matters
Caption: Relating to the penalties for possession of marijuana and to the expunction of convictions for its possession and providing certain penalties.
SB 939 Last Action: Referred to Committee on Human Resources
Caption: Relating to the requirement of maintenance of full-time instructors on its staff during certain hours by a private beauty culture school.
SCR 46 Last Action: Signed by Governor
Caption: Be it resoled, that the Senate of the 63rd Legislature, the House of Representatives concurring, pay highest tribute to the memory of Barney Carter, and convey our sincere condolence to the surviving members of the family.
SCR 80 Last Action: Signed by Governor
Caption: Inviting Senator Lloyd Bentsen to address a joint Session at 11:30 A.M., Monday, April 16, 1973.
SCR 103 Last Action: Referred to Committee on Rules
Caption: Congratulating A. C. Gentry, Jr. on being named Alternate State Artist from May 1, 1973 to April 30, 1974.
SR 94 Caption: Congratulatory Resolution for East Texas State University football team.
SR 107 Caption: Memorial Resolution for Sam A. Trant.
SR 323 Caption: Congratulatory resolution for Floyd Wagstaff.
SR 342 Caption: Extending congratulations to Pine Tree Pirates on winning Class AAA basketball championship.
SR 472 Caption: Requesting State agencies to obtain a fair market price for gas produced from public lands in Texas.
SR 511 Caption: Congratulating Mrs. Blanche Eastwood on her 100th birthday.
SR 570 Caption: Extending welcome to Miss Mandy Warner, Queen of 1973 Tyler Rose Festival.
SR 574 Caption: Congratulating Mr. and Mrs. Hubert Braziel on 50th wedding anniversary.
SR 586 Caption: Memorial resolution for Don J. "Windy" Ryon, Jr.
SR 645 Caption: Memorial resolution for F. Erdman Mays.
SR 747 Caption: Memorial resolution for Mrs. Maxie Wilson.
SR 748 Caption: Extending congratulations to Carrin Patman and Sarah Goodfriend.
63rd 1st Called Session
SR 4 Caption: Memorializing Congress of the United states that constructive action by the federal government is needed to deal with both short and long-randge energy problems.
51st Regular Session
HB 804 Caption: Relating to amending a previous Act, authorizing the appointment of an Assistant District Attorney in the 7th Judicial District in this State, composed of the Counties of Upshur, Wood and Smith; providing compensation for travelling expenses.
HB 864 Caption: Relating to amend a previous Act, authorizing hunting and killing of quail in Wood County each day of the week during open season; providing penalty.
HB 922 Caption: Relating to making it unlawful to take or kill wild deer in the County of Wood, Texas, for a period of five (5) years; making it unlawful for any person to have in his possession any wild deer killed or caught in said County; prescribing penalty for violation of this Act.
HB 986 Caption: Relating to amending a previous Act, abolishing the "Governor James Stephens Hogg Memorial Shrine Commission."