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Legislation authored by Fred Head

Includes legislation with Fred Head as the primary author for the 60th through 66th Legislatures. For other types of authorship, search the Legislative Archive System.

66th Regular Session
HB 65 Last Action: Referred to Committee on Education
Caption: Relating to establishment of The University of Texas Medical School at Tyler.
HB 66 Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to the eligibility of medical students for student loans.
HB 67 Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to contracts with medical students to engage in family practice in rural and underserved urban areas.
HB 68 Last Action: Referred to Committee on Rules
Caption: Relating to restrictions on the authority of conference committees appointed to resolve disagreements between the senate and the house of representatives with regard to appropriations bills and tax bills.
HB 69 Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to an open season for hunting deer and turkey by the use of muzzle-loading firearms; providing a penalty.
HB 335 Last Action: Scheduled for future calendar placement
Caption: Making a supplemental appropriation to the Texas Department of Human Resources.
HB 336 Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to the duty of the attorney general to give legal opinions to city attorneys.
HB 341 Last Action: Point of order sustained
Caption: Relating to emergency medical services provided by the Department of Public Safety.
HB 473 Last Action: Referred to Subcommittee on State Bar & Good Neighbor Com.
Caption: Relating to voluntary membership in the State Bar.
HB 474 Last Action: Referred to Subcommittee on State Bar & Good Neighbor Com.
Caption: Relating to the payment and disposition of fees and other revenue of the State Bar.
HB 475 Last Action: Referred to Subcommittee on State Bar & Good Neighbor Com.
Caption: Relating to expenditure of the State Bar's funds for political purposes.
HB 476 Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to temporary speed limits set by the State Highway and Public Transportation Commission.
HB 477 Last Action: Referred to Subcommittee on Property and Casualty
Caption: Relating to the regulation of county mutual insurance companies.
HB 522 Last Action: Referred to Committee on Higher Education
Caption: Relating to qualifications of certain medical students for admission to supervised clinical training programs in Texas medical schools.
HB 523 Last Action: Referred to Committee on Transportation
Caption: Relating to suspension of driver's license, premit, or privilege of a minor who drives while intoxicated or while under the influence of alcohol.
HB 524 Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to the requirement of a public hearing in the exercise of the right of eminent domain.
HB 578 Last Action: Coauthor authorized
Caption: Relating to election of commissioners of the public utility commission.
HB 1089 Last Action: Scheduled for public hearing on . . . . . .
Caption: Making an appropriation to the State Rural Medical Education Board; and declaring an emergency.
HB 1157 Last Action: Scheduled for public hearing on . . . . . .
Caption: Relating to medical care, treatment, and related transportation for persons with cystic fibrosis.
HB 1158 Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to the qualifications for taking the examination for a license to practice law.
HB 1159 Last Action: Considered by committee in public hearing
Caption: Relating to postponement of the delinquency date for ad valorem taxes when tax notices are issued late.
HB 1341 Last Action: Referred to Committee on State Affairs
Caption: Relating to the operation of a commercial motor vehicle or truck tractor under a lease, memorandum, or agreement.
HB 1881 Last Action: Referred to Committee on State Affairs
Caption: Relating to lobbying by certain public servants.
HB 1882 Last Action: Referred to Committee on Public Education
Caption: Relating to the authority of school districts to charge students for the cost of items of clothing for cheerleaders and other participants in school-sponsored extracurricular activities.
HB 1883 Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to the reporting of unofficial election results by the secretary of state.
HB 1884 Last Action: Referred to Committee on Public Education
Caption: Relating to the length of a scholastic week and a school day.
HB 2069 Last Action: Referred to Committee on Health Services
Caption: Relating to the certification of nurse practitioners and physician assistants.
HB 2070 Last Action: Referred to Committee on Health Services
Caption: Relating to disciplinary action involving registered nurses.
HB 2196 Last Action: Considered by committee in public hearing
Caption: Relating to transfer of student athletes between public school districts.
HB 2221 Last Action: Referred to Committee on State Affairs
Caption: Relating to an attorney's right to real estate broker's license.
HCR 1 Last Action: Referred to Committee on Health Services
Caption: Requesting the Department of Human Resources to make payments to rural health clinics for health care services as required under P.L. 95-210 effective July 1, 1978.
HCR 38 Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Memorializing Congress to repeal 23 U.S.C. 154 relating to the 55 m.p.h. speed limit.
HCR 61 Last Action: Referred to Committee on State Affairs
Caption: Memorializing Congress to eliminate disparity in Medicare and Medicaid payment to rural urban areas.
HJR 8 Last Action: Referred to Committee on Constitutional Amendments
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing loans from the Texas Opportunity Plan Fund to students attending certain medical schools located outside the United States.
HJR 89 Last Action: Coauthor authorized
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment to permit the state to make payments to school districts in lieu of school district ad valorem taxes on state-owned property.
HJR 99 Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Proposing an amendment to provide an annual salary for the members of the Legislature.
HJR 100 Last Action: Referred to Committee on Constitutional Amendments
Caption: Proposing an amendment to provide four year terms of office for members of the House of Representatives.
HJR 101 Last Action: Referred to Committee on Constitutional Amendments
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment to provide for the election of each justice and judge of the Supreme Court and Court of Criminal Appeals from an Administrative Judicial District, with each court electing its chief justice or presiding judge.
HR 98 Caption: Commending Alice Wingfield Smothers, mother of Representative Clay Smothers.
65th Regular Session
HB 5 Last Action: Referred to Committee on Education
Caption: Relating to establishment of The University of Texas Medical School at Tyler.
HB 6 Last Action: Referred to Committee on Higher Education
Caption: Relating to admission of students to certain state-supported medical schools and to private medical schools who receive funds from the state or whose students receive frunds from the state for providing medical education to Texas students who contract to engage in a general or family practice of medicine in sparsely populated cities or rural areas after licensing.
HB 7 Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to state inheritance taxes; adjusting the inheritance tax brackets.
HB 8 Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to authorizing the executive director of the Parks and Wildlife Department to commission deputy game wardens; providing for the powers, duties, and privileges of deputy game wardens.
HB 9 Last Action: Referred to Committee on Criminal Justice
Caption: Relating to time to be served of the maximum sentence imposed before eligibility for parole.
HB 71 Last Action: Considered by subcommittee in formal meeting
Caption: Relating to effects of violating a written promise to appear in court for violation of a traffic regulation.
HB 72 Last Action: Referred to Committee on Higher Education
Caption: Relating to admission of students to certain State supported medical schools and to private medical schools who receive funds from the State or whose students receive funds from the State requiring all students to contract with the State to practice in rural or underserved urban area for at least two years after graduation and residency.
HB 73 Last Action: Referred to Committee on Higher Education
Caption: Relating to admission of students to certain State supported medical schools and to private medical schools who receive funds from the State or whose students receive funds from the State requiring all students to contract with the State to practice in the State of Texas for at least two years after graduation and residency.
HB 74 Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to the penalty for issuance of a bad check or similar sight order.
HB 103 Last Action: Considered by subcommittee in formal meeting
Caption: Repealing the temporary speed limits set by the State Highway Commission.
HB 225 Last Action: Considered by committee in public hearing
Caption: Relating to state-supported medical residency positions.
HB 226 Last Action: Referred to Committee on Health and Welfare
Caption: Relating to the admission of medical school graduates from medical schools outside of the state to state-supported medical residency positions; requiring these graduates to contract with the State practice in rural or underserved urban areas for at least one year following completion of the residency.
HB 227 Last Action: Assigned to General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to the qualifications of certain medical students for admission to supervised clinical training programs in Texas medical schools.
HB 228 Last Action: Motion lost
Caption: Relating to the eligibility of medical students for student loans.
HB 326 Last Action: Assigned to General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to providing an open season for the hunting of deer and turkey by the use of muzzle-loading firearms; prohibiting the possession of a muzzle-loading firearms having an optical aid device attached during the open season; providing a penalty.
HB 327 Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to restrictions on the authority of conference committees appointed to resolve disagreements between the Senate and the House of Representatives with regard to appropriations bills and tax bills.
HB 328 Last Action: Assigned to General State Calendar
Caption: Conveying 3.69 miles of the Texas State Railroad to the City of Palestine, with the income from the property to be paid to the Parks and Wildlife Departments; making provisions relative to the transfer and operation of the property; providing for reversion of title to the State of Texas under certain conditions; abolishing the Board of Managers of the Texas State Railroads; and repealing.
HB 377 Last Action: Effective in 90 days
Caption: Relating to loans, grants, and scholarships to medical students under the State Rural Medical Education Program.
HB 378 Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to requirement of a public hearing in the exercises of the right of eminent domain.
HB 449 Last Action: Referred to Committee on Higher Education
Caption: Relating to awarding tuition equalization grants at private colleges or universities in the State and setting the amount of the grant.
HB 478 Last Action: Reported from subcommittee favorably with amendments
Caption: Relating to membership in the State Bar; providing that all persons licensed to practice law in this state are subject to certain rules and regulations.
HB 479 Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to revenues of the State Bar, the deposit of such revenues in the General Revenue Fund, and the appropriation of such revenue by the legislature.
HB 545 Last Action: Considered by committee in public hearing
Caption: Relating to civil and criminal sanctions against persons committing the offense of driving while intoxicated or under the influence of alcohol.
HB 586 Last Action: Motion lost
Caption: Relating to the suspension of driver's license, permit, or privilege of a minor who drives intoxicated or while under the influence of alcohol.
HB 587 Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to chemical tests for intoxication.
HB 766 Last Action: Considered by committee in public hearing
Caption: Relating to licensing plumbers.
HB 767 Last Action: Referred to Committee on Higher Education
Caption: Relating to the qualifications of certain medical students for admission to supervised clinical training programs in Teas medical school.
HB 773 Last Action: Referred to Committee on Higher Education
Caption: Relating to authorization of student loans for medical students.
HB 784 Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to number and the election of the commissioners of the Public Utilities Commission.
HB 1231 Last Action: Reported from subcommittee favorably without amendments
Caption: Relating to restrictive covenants in subdivision plats and deeds.
HB 1655 Last Action: Referred to Committee on Insurance
Caption: Relating to the regulation of county mutual insurance companies.
HB 1789 Last Action: Considered by committee in public hearing
Caption: Relating to expenditures of money in the State Bar; prohibiting expenditures for certain purposes.
HB 1949 Last Action: Reported from subcommittee favorably without amendments
Caption: Removing the requirement for certified mail receipt of acknowledgment leters; and declaring an emergency.
HB 1950 Last Action: Referred to Committee on Insurance
Caption: Relating to giving the State Board of Insurance authority to establish a graduated scale of premiums for liability insurance.
HB 1951 Last Action: Referred to Committee on Insurance
Caption: Providing for a prohibition of cancellation or refusal to renew a commercial motor vehicle liability policy on drivers convicted while operating other vehicles; and declaring an emergency.
HB 1952 Last Action: Referred to Committee on Insurance
Caption: Providing for prohibition of increase in private passenger vehicle rates due to operators being arrested, cited, convicted, or found guilty while operating another vehicle for compensation; and declaring an emergency.
HB 1953 Last Action: Referred to Committee on Insurance
Caption: Relating to liability insurance under an assigned risk plan for those who operate motor carriers.
HB 1954 Last Action: Referred to Committee on State Affairs
Caption: Relating to the rate of return allowed on rates charged by public utility.
HB 2165 Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Creating and establishing the East Cedar Creek Fresh Water Supply District, Henderson County, Texas.
HCR 6 Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Concerning naming the football playing field inside Memorial Stadium at The University of Texas at Austin the Darrell Royal Field.
HCR 8 Last Action: Referred to Committee on House Administration
Caption: Designating Room 346, Texas Capitol, as the R. B. McAlister Hearing Room in memory of the Honorable R. B. McAlister.
HCR 10 Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Proposing to the Congress of the United States an amendment to the Constitution of the United States concerning not allowing federal appropriations to exceed federal revenue.
HCR 56 Last Action: Referred to Committee on State Affairs
Caption: Urging state agencies to make undeveloped open land under their control available for recreational purposes.
HJR 6 Last Action: Referred to Committee on Constitutional Amendments
Caption: Proposing an amendment to the Texas Constitution to permit the state to make payments to school districts in lieu of school district ad valorem taxes on state-owned land.
HJR 14 Last Action: Assigned to Constitutional Amendments Calendar
Caption: Proposing an amendment to Article III, Section 24 of the Texas Constitution, to provide an annual salary for the members of the Legislature.
HJR 72 Last Action: Referred to Committee on Constitutional Amendments
Caption: Proposing an amendment of the Texas constitution to increase the duration of the Regular Session of the Legislature.
HJR 73 Last Action: Referred to Committee on Constitutional Amendments
Caption: Proposing an amendment of the Texas Constitution to provide four year terms of office for members of the House of Representatives.
HJR 90 Last Action: Referred to Committee on Constitutional Amendments
Caption: Proposing an amendment of the Texas Constitution to provide that a member of the House of Representatives may not be elected to more than one term as Speaker of the House.
HJR 108 Last Action: Reported from committee favorably
Caption: Proposing an amendment of the Texas Constitution to allow Texas residents attending medical schools outside of Texas to receive student loans.
HR 10 Caption: Providing for a picture panel of the members of the House.
65th 1st Called Session
HCR 10 Last Action: Signed by the Governor
Caption: Congratulating George W. Burnup.
HCR 19 Last Action: Signed by the Governor
Caption: In memory of the Honorable Renne Allred, Jr., former state district judge.
65th 2nd Called Session
HB 2 Last Action: Considered by committee in public hearing
Caption: Relating to inheritance taxes.
HR 2 Caption: Commending Pilot Investigator Bill Meador and Sergeant John Lancaster.
64th Regular Session
HB 2 Last Action: Referred to Committee on Appropriations
Caption: Providing for increases in salaries, travel expense reimbursement and state participation in group insurance premiums for state employees; prescribing sources of funds, conditions and limitations; making appropriations; authorizing the Comptroller to promulgate rules, regulations and procedures; providing an effective date.
HB 67 Last Action: Referred to Committee on Administration
Caption: Relating to restrictions on the authority of conference committees appointed to resolve disagreements between the senate and the house of representatives with regard to appropriations bills and tax bills.
HB 421 Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Making appropriations to provide for increases in salaries, travel expense reimbursements, and state participation in group insurance premiums for state officers and employees; authorizing certain transfers; providing limitations.
HB 863 Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Making a supplemental appropriation to the Texas Department of Labor and Standards.
HB 1710 Last Action: Reported from committee favorably without amendments
Caption: Relating to the date on which a state employee is entitled to benefits under the Workmen's Compensation Insurance for state employees.
HB 2136 Last Action: Effective in 90 days
Caption: Relating to the admission of students to certain state-supported medical schools and to private medical schools who receive funds from the state or whose students receive funds from the state for providing medical education to Texas students who contract to engage in a general or family practice of medicine in sparsely populated cities or rural areas after licensing.
HB 2137 Last Action: Reported from committee favorably without amendments
Caption: Relating to the authority of the Texas State Board of Medical Examiners to issue, suspend, revoke, or cancel a license to practice medicine.
HB 2138 Last Action: Reported from committee favorably without amendments
Caption: Relating to the cancellation of loans from the Texas Opportunity Plan Fund received by certain medical students who agree to practice medicine in rural, inner-city, or other areas having a shortage of physicians.
HB 2139 Last Action: Considered by committee in public hearing
Caption: Relating to certain supplemental contingency appropriations to the Central Education Agency and the Coordinating Board, Texas College and University System.
HB 2140 Last Action: Reported from committee favorably without amendments
Caption: Relating to the planning and coordination of postsecondary education in Texas.
HB 2142 Last Action: Referred to Committee on Revenue and Taxation
Caption: Amending Article 20.021(n)(1) Title 122A, Taxation General, Revised Civil Statutes of Texas 1925, as amended.
HB 2143 Last Action: Laid on the table subject to call
Caption: Relating to county regulation of parking; providing a penalty.
HB 2144 Last Action: Referred to Committee on Appropriations
Caption: Relating to the Texas State Railroad State Park; making an appropriation.
HB 2145 Last Action: Reported from committee favorably without amendments
Caption: Relating to the juvenile boards in Anderson, Henderson, and Houston counties and making the District Attorney for the 173rd Judicial District a member of those juvenile boards.
HB 2146 Last Action: Referred to Committee on Finance
Caption: Relating to the disposition of proceeds accruing to the Texas State Railroad.
HB 2147 Last Action: Reported from committee favorably without amendments
Caption: Relating to the offense of driving while intoxicated; providing for the penalty for one convicted after having previously been granted probation; providing for a report to be made to the Department of Public Safety of offenses committed which result in the granting of probation.
HB 2171 Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the creation, administration, powers, duties, functions, and financing of the West Cedar Creek Municipal Utility District under Article XVI, Section 59, of the Texas Constitution.
HB 2208 Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the creation of the County Court at Law of Henderson County; making other provisions relative to the court.
HB 2236 Last Action: Referred to Committee on Natural Resources
Caption: Relating to the lease of coal and lignite by certain political subdivisions.
HCR 1 Last Action: Referred to Committee on Appropriations
Caption: Relating to directing the Legislative Budget Board to make a study of state employees group insurance.
HCR 104 Last Action: Signed by Governor
Caption: Requesting the return of SB 74 to the House.
HCR 144 Last Action: Signed by Governor
Caption: Granting permission to Edwin E. Wheat to sue the state.
HJR 13 Last Action: Referred to Committee on Constitutional Revision
Caption: Relating to providing for annual sessions of the legislature.
HJR 19 Last Action: Considered by committee in public hearing
Caption: Relating to providing annual salaries for members of the legislature.
HR 115 Caption: Relating to creating an interim committee to study aeronautical progress in Texas.
HR 133 Caption: Memorializing Congress to ban importation of foreign beef and beef products for at least a six-month period.
HR 151 Caption: Authorizing the Board of Control to place plaque honoring the Honorable Robert S. Calvert in the LBJ Building.
HR 230 Caption: In memory of the Honorable S. E. "Speedy" Barnett.
63rd Regular Session
HB 5 Last Action: Defeat by Senate reported
Caption: Relating to restrictions on the authority of conference committees appointed to resolve disagreements between the senate and the house of representatives with regard to appropriations bills and tax bills; and declaring an emergency.
HB 254 Last Action: Reported favorably
Caption: Relating to days designated as legal holidays.
HB 1105 Last Action: Referred to Committee on Reapportionment
Caption: Relating to reapportionment of congressional districts.
HB 1106 Last Action: Referred to Committee on Reapportionment
Caption: Relating to apportionment of the state into representative districts.
HB 1713 Last Action: Laid on the table subject to call
Caption: Abolishing the office of county school superintendent in Henderson County; and declaring an emergency.
HB 1714 Last Action: Referred to Committee on Judiciary
Caption: Creating the County Court at Law of Henderson County; making other provisions relative to the court; and declaring an emergency.
HR 6 Caption: Providing for permanent desks for House Members.
HR 194 Caption: Congratulating the Honorable and Mrs. Canales.
HR 263 Caption: Congratulating the Athens Old Fiddlers' Association.
HR 276 Caption: Congratulating the City of Athens and Henderson County.
HR 277 Caption: Congratulating the City of Palestine, the Neches community, and Anderson County.
63rd 1st Called Session
HR 7 Caption: Congratulating Quanah Price.
62nd Regular Session
HB 1 Caption: Relating to compensation of the official shorthand reporter for the 4th Judicial District.
HB 29 Caption: Relating to changing the name of the East Texas Tuberculosis Hospital to the East Texas Chest Hospital.
HB 77 Caption: Relating to the jurisdiction of the County Court of Smith County and the County Court of Law of Smith County and the exchange of benches between the judges of those courts.
HB 1441 Caption: Relating to the distribution of equalization tax funds to school districts.
HCR 166 Caption: In memory of Merideth Odell Morton.
HCR 169 Caption: In memory of Neal Clark.
HCR 170 Caption: In memory of S.S. "Shack" Laird.
HCR 172 Caption: Commending Mrs. E.D. (Savannah Cross) Lockey of Troup, Texas.
HCR 176 Caption: Congratulating Earl W. Adams of Henderson, Texas.
HCR 179 Caption: Commending Joseph (Joe) Zeppa of Tyler.
HR 183 Caption: Congratulating the Honorable Jon Paul Newton and his wife Julia on the birth of their son, Michael Wade Newton.
HR 210 Caption: Congratulating Representative and Mrs. Joe A Hubenak on the birth of their daughter, Elizabeth Lynn Hubenak.
HR 361 Caption: Naming Thayer Stiles Patterson Mascot of the House.
62nd 2nd Called Session
HR 55 Caption: Congratulating the Lions basketball team of Henderson Senior High School.
HR 66 Caption: Congratulating the La Poynor Flyers basketball team.
HR 67 Caption: Congratulating the Hornets football team of Athens Senior High School.
HR 68 Caption: Congratulating the Whitehouse Wildcats basketball team.
HR 69 Caption: Commending Bobby Emerson Vascocu.
61st Regular Session
HB 1230 Caption: Relating to the regulatory authority of the Parks and Wildlife Commission in certain counties, to add Smith County to the list of counties and areas regulated.
HB 1275 Caption: Relating to authorizing the commissioners court in certain counties in this state, when in their judgment the financial condition of the county and the needs of the chief deputies in the offices of district, county, and precinct officials justify the increase, to enter an order increasing the compensation of such chief deputies in an additional amount not to exceed 35 percent of the sum that they are actually being paid on the effective date of this Act.
HB 1293 Caption: Relating to the minimum and maximum salary of the official shorthand reporter for the 4th Judicial District; prescribing the method of fixing and paying such salary.
HB 1452 Caption: Relating to consent for a child to receive medical care from a doctor, hospital, or other medical facility.
61st 1st Called Session
HCR 19 Caption: In memory of John Y. Lawhon of Smith County.
HCR 20 Caption: In memory of R. S. "Dick" Burruss of Smith County.
HCR 22 Caption: In memory of Robert S. Boulter of Smith County.
HCR 26 Caption: Congratulating the baseball team of Kilgore High School for its accomplishments.
HCR 27 Caption: Congratulating Joe Wylie of Henderson for his achievements.
HCR 32 Caption: Honoring Glenda Kay Propes of Henderson for her service as Miss Texas.
HCR 35 Caption: Congratulating Hardy Ward of Mount Pleasant on winning the World Archery Championship.
61st 2nd Called Session
HCR 4 Caption: Honoring former President Lyndon B. Johnson on the occasion of his birthday.
60th Regular Session
HB 944 Caption: Relating to placing deer in Rusk County under the regulatory authority of the Parks and Wildlife Department.
HB 1142 Caption: Relating to amending certain articles so as to authorize the use under certain conditions of County School Transportation Fund and District Transportation Fund for school bus transportation of public school pupils on school-sponsored extracurricular activity and field trips.
HB 1288 Caption: Relating to permitting sale of rough fish caught in a certain portion of the Sabine River.
HB 1289 Caption: Relating to the season on deer in Smith County.