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HB 2181 84-0 (2015) Author: Faircloth, Wayne | et. al.
Sponsor: Taylor, Larry
Relating to designating the Interstate Highway 45 causeway to Galveston the George and Cynthia Mitchell Memorial Causeway. House: Transportation
Senate: Transportation
Effective immediately
HB 1334 77-0 (2001) Author: Gray, Patricia | et. al. Relating to the authority of a municipality to lease or sell property used for the purpose of operating certain properties located on certain state-owned lands. House: Land & Resource Management Left pending in committee
SB 673 77-0 (2001) Author: Jackson, Mike
Sponsor: Gray, Patricia | et. al.
Relating to the authority of certain municipalities to use property, or to lease or sell property used for the purpose of operating certain properties, located on certain state-owned lands. House: Land & Resource Management
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective immediately
HCR 120 71-0 (1989) Author: Hury, James
Sponsor: Brooks, Chet
Commemorating Galveston's 150th anniversary. Signed by the Governor
HR 233 71-0 (1989) Author: Hury, James Commemorating Galveston's 150th anniversary. House: Rules and Resolutions Referred to Rules and Resolutions
HB 1083 65-0 (1977) Author: McLeod, E. Douglas Relating to the authority of the city of Galveston or the board of trustees of the city's wharves to apply for and accept a grant to establish, operate, and maintain a foreign-trade zone. House: Business & Industry Assigned to Local Calendar
SB 203 65-0 (1977) Author: Schwartz, A.R. "Babe"
Sponsor: McLeod, E. Douglas
Authorizing the city of Galveston, Galveston County, Texas or its board of trustees of the Galveston Wharves, to establish, operate, and maintain a United States foreign trade zone at Galveston, Galveston County, Texas, and subzone thereof under the Foreign Trade Zones Act. House: Business & Industry
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Effective immediately
SR 158 64-0 (1975) Author: Schwartz, A.R. "Babe" Extending congratulations to outstanding students from Galveston.
HB 1728 63-0 (1973) Author: Baker, Andrew Z. Relinquishing and directing the conveyance to the City of Galveston, Texas, certain property situated in Galveston County, Texas, for good and sufficient consideration; providing for retention of minerals in, on, or under said property; and declaring an emergency. House: State Affairs Referred to Committee on State Affairs
HCR 179 63-0 (1973) Author: Baker, Andrew Z. Resolved, by the House of Representatives the Senate of Texas concurring, that the respective parties hereinafter designated and their respective heirs, successors and assigns are hereby granted permission, jointly or severally, to sue the State of Texas and any of its agencies, in one or more suits, within 2 years from the adoption of this Resolution in a court of competent jurisdiction in Galveston County and/or Travis County, Texas. House: Judiciary Referred to Committee on Judiciary
SB 942 63-0 (1973) Author: Schwartz, A.R. "Babe"
Sponsor: Baker, Andrew Z.
Relinquishing and directing the conveyance to the City of Galveston, Texas, of certain property situated in Galveston County, Texas, for good and sufficient consideration for use in connection with the operation of a port and to promote navigation and marine commerce; providing for retention of minerals in, on, or under said property; providing for reverter under certain circumstances. House: State Affairs
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Effective immediately
SCR 90 63-0 (1973) Author: Schwartz, A.R. "Babe"
Sponsor: Baker, Andrew Z.
A resolution granting certain parties and their respective heirs permission to sue the State of Texas. House: Judiciary
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Signed by Governor
SR 869 63-0 (1973) Author: Schwartz, A.R. "Babe" Directing the Texas Highway Department to improve the ferry service between Bolivar Peninsula and Galveston Island.
HB 324 60-0 (1967) Author: Braun, Meyer Gus Rex | et. al. Relating to authorizing the construction of improvements at certain institutions of The University of Texas System in Dallas, Houston, and Galveston; providing for a method of payment.
SB 392 58-0 (1963) Author: Schwartz, A.R. "Babe" | et. al. Relating to authorizing the Board of Regents of The University of Texas to acquire by purchase or otherwise for the use and benefit of The University of Texas Medical Branch certain properties in the City of Galveston, Galveston County, Texas.
SB 393 58-0 (1963) Author: Schwartz, A.R. "Babe" Relating to changing the manner of appointment and terms of the members of the Old Galveston Commission; authorizing the Commission to regulate business within the Old Galveston Quarter.
HB 258 57-0 (1961) Author: Stewart, III, Maco | et. al. Relating to amending a certain Act providing that the Court of Civil Appeals for the First Supreme Judicial District may transact its business either at the City of Galveston or the City of Houston.
SB 235 57-0 (1961) Author: Schwartz, A.R. "Babe" Relating to amending a certain Act to provide that the Court of Civil Appeals for the First Supreme Judicial District may transact its business either at the City of Galveston or the City of Houston.
HB 108 57-3 (1962) Author: Stewart, Vernon James | et. al. Relating to creating the Old Galveston Quarter in order to preserve certain historically significant areas; providing when certain features of the Act will become operative.
SB 47 57-3 (1962) Author: Schwartz, A.R. "Babe" Relating to repealing certain Statutes relating to granting rights of land for piers in Galveston County.
HB 14 55-0 (1957) Author: Baker, Robert W. | et. al. Relating to amending certain statutes to change the location of the Court of Civil Appeals for the First Supreme Judicial District from the City of Galveston to the City of Houston and making provision for suitable rooms for such Court and for the justices thereof.
SB 473 55-0 (1957) Author: Phillips, Jimmy Relating to authorizing the Board of Regents of The University of Texas, in consideration of the payment to it of the appraised value, to convey to the Trustees of the Sealy-Smith Foundation certain land in the City of Galveston, Texas, for the purpose of constructing thereon a psychopathic hospital.
HB 740 49-0 (1945) Author: Markle, Donald M. Relating to transferring the control and management of the Galveston State Psychopathic Hospital from the State Board of Control to the Board of Regents of The University of Texas; providing said Hospital shall no longer be a part of the eleemosynary service of Texas.
SB 201 48-0 (1943) Author: Stone, William E. Relating to amending certain Acts granting the City of Galveston, taxes due and payable prior to September 1, 1943, and collected prior to September 1, 1948.
SB 366 48-0 (1943) Author: Stone, William E. Relating to making an emergency appropriation not to exceed Sixty Thousand ($60,000.00) Dollars to the John Sealy Hospital (a unit of the Medical Branch of The University of Texas) for the general operation thereof, including maintenance, support and salaries of employees for the remainder of the present fiscal year ending August 31, 1943, out of any unexpended balances remaining in any funds or moneys appropriated to the Medical Branch of The University of Texas for the present fiscal year beginning September 1, 1942, and ending August 31, 1943, by the General Appropriation Bill for educational institutions of higher learning and authorizing the transfer of said funds, or so much thereof as may be necessary.
SB 481 47-0 (1941) Author: Stone, William E. Relating to providing that the Galveston State Psychopathic Hospital shall be operated under the control and management of the Board of Regents of the University of Texas in conjunction with the medical branch of the University of Texas at Galveston.
HB 22 45-0 (1937) Author: Thornton, Jr., Eli Henry | et. al. Relating to extending until September, 1943, remission of taxes to Galveston for seawall purposes which would otherwise expire in 1938.
HB 118 44-2 (1935) Author: Moore, Helen | et. al. Relating to reappropriating an appropriation of Seventy-five Thousand Dollars ($75,000) for the purpose of remodeling and re-equipping hospital building at the State Hospital for Crippled and Deformed Children at Galveston, Texas.
HB 760 43-0 (1933) Author: Bedford, Fine G. Relating to authorizing and requiring the Board of Trustees of the Public Free Schools of the City of Galveston to set aside and appropriate the fund of Fifty Thousand Dollars ($50,000) represented by the Guaranty Building and Loan Company Certificates heretofore donated to said Board of Trustees by Mrs. I. Lovenberg, on the 13th day of October, 1931, for the purpose of providing, establishing and maintaining a retirement fund, as well as any other fund or property hereafter specifically given or donated to said Board of Trustees therefor, the income from which shall be used for the payment of pensions or retirement benefits to the present and future Superintendents, Principals, Supervisors, Teachers, and other regularly salaried employees of said schools, under such rules and regulations as may be prescribed therefor.
HB 195 43-1 (1933) Author: Bedford, Fine G. | et. al. Relating to making an appropriation to pay for fuel, light, and water for the Court of Civil Appeals, First Supreme Judicial District at Galveston, Texas, and the Court of Civil Appeals, Sixth Supreme Judicial District at Texarkana, Texas, for the fiscal years ending August 31, 1934 and August 31, 1935, respectively.
SB 67 39-0 (1925) Author: Holbrook, Thomas Jefferson Relating to amending certain statutes remitting to Galveston state taxes to aid the building of sea walls by extending the provisions of said statute for a period of ten years from September 1, 1928. Senate: State Affairs
SB 271 39-1 (1926) Author: Holbrook, Thomas Jefferson Relating to relieving the Sealy and Smith Foundation for the John Sealy Hospital, the estate of John Sealy, and the legatees in and under his will, from payment of inheritance taxes. Senate: Civil Jurisprudence
SB 220 38-0 (1923) Author: Holbrook, Thomas Jefferson Relating to authorizing Galveston & Western Railway Company to abandon a portion of its track and line of railroad in the City of Galveston, Galveston County, Texas, and to relinquish its rails and track material to the City of Galveston.
HB 445 37-0 (1921) Author: Brady, Leo C. | et. al. Relating to providing for the construction of breakwaters in Galveston city.
SB 137 37-0 (1921) Author: Hall, William L. Relating to granting to J.J. Kane, of the city of Galveston, Texas, his heirs and assigns, an extension of time in which the sum of not less than $150,000.00 should be expended in the construction of a dry-dock or marine railway on certain submerged flats or lands on the shore of Galveston Bay.
HB 567 36-0 (1919) Author: Brady, Leo C. | et. al. Relating to amending certain acts granting J.J. Kane, of the City of Galveston, Texas, his heirs and assigns, certain submerged flats or lands on the shore of Galveston Bay for the purpose of constructing a dry-dock or marine railway thereon, so as to provide for and extension of the time in which the sum of not less than $150,000.00 should be expended in the construction thereof.
SJR 23 36-0 (1919) Author: Hall, William L. Proposing an amendment authorizing the City of Galveston and County of Galveston to issue bonds for protective works, irrespective of Constitutional limitations.
SB 113 36-2 (1919) Author: Hall, William L. Relating to amending certain laws so as to provide that sand, gravel and marl taken from beneath the waters of Galveston Bay for the reconstruction and repair of Galveston Causeway shall be exempt from its provisions.
HB 362 35-0 (1917) Author: Pillow, Jr., R. L. Relating to remitting certain state taxes to the city of Galveston for an additional period of ten years.
SB 165 35-0 (1917) Author: Hall, William L. Relating to amending "An Act to aid the City of Galveston in elevating and raising said city so as to protect it from calamitous overflows by donating and granting to it the State ad valorem taxes and a part of the occupation and poll taxes collected on property and from persons in Galveston County for a period of fifteen years, and to provide a penalty for their misapplication", by extending the provisions of said Act for a period of ten years from September 1, 1918.
SB 246 35-0 (1917) Author: Hall, William L. Relating to conveying to the United States all right, title and interest of the State of Texas in and to certain land in the City of Galveston.
SB 395 35-0 (1917) Author: Hall, William L. Relating to an Act authorizing the County of Galveston to build and construct a causeway and to issue bonds therefor.
HB 45 35-4 (1918) Author: Pillow, Jr., R. L. | et. al. Relating to ratifying and confirming the action of the Board of Commissioners of the City of Galveston conveying and releasing to the Galveston Dry Dock & Construction Company that certain area or territory in Galveston Bay being part of what is known as Pelican Island and the flats south thereof.
HB 81 34-0 (1915) Author: McCrory, Wilton Wade Relating to accepting the gift to the State of a hospital building and to establish a state hospital for crippled and deformed children and to provide for the management and control thereof.
SB 250 34-0 (1915) Author: Hall, William L. relating to amending a certain Act authorizing the Commissioner of the General Land Office to sell and conditionally relinquish to purchaser, of the City of Galveston, his heirs or assigns, successors, for the purpose of constructing a dry dock or marine railways to certain flats or lands under the waters on the shores of Galveston Bay.
HB 21 34-1 (1915) Author: Campbell, John W. | et. al. Relating to amending a certain Act authorizing the Commissioner of the General Land Office to sell and conditionally relinquish certain flats or lands on the shores of the Galveston Bay to J.J. Kane of the City of Galveston in consideration of the erection of a dry dock or marine railways.
SB 23 34-1 (1915) Author: Hall, William L. Relating to amending a certain Act authorizing the sale of certain submerged flats or lands under water on the shore of Galveston Bay so as to authorize the Commissioner of the General Land Office to sell and conditionally relinquish to J.J. Kane, of the city of Galveston, his heirs or assigns, for the purpose of constructing a dry dock or marine railway thereon, all rights, title and claim in the State of Texas to certain flats or land under water on the shores of Galveston Bay, and so as to provide for the sale and conveyance of said property in consideration of the erection of a dry dock or marine railway at a cost of not less than one hundred fifty thousand ($150,000.00) dollars, and the payment to the State of Texas of the price agreed upon as herein provided.
HB 232 33-0 (1913) Author: Gentry, G. N. | et. al. Relating to amending the charter of the city of Galveston so as to authorize the city to condemn property, to open streets, alleys and public parks
HB 835 33-0 (1913) Author: Campbell, John W. | et. al. Relating to amending chapter 68 of the 32nd Legislature, and Chapter 7 of Acts on the 32nd Legislature by adding to said chapter another section providing that sand taken for the raising of the grade on Galveston Island shall be exempt from certain provisions.
SB 432 33-0 (1913) Author: Kauffman, Sr., John Edward Relating to providing that sand taken for the raising of the grade on Galveston Island, shall be exempt from the provisions of Chapter 68, Thirty-second Legislature.
HB 84 33-1 (1913) Author: Macgill, Charles P. | et. al. Relating to authorizing the Governor to sell and conditionally relinquish to J. J. Kane of the city of Galveston, his heirs and assigns, or other persons, any right, title or claim the State of Texas has in and to certain flats, or lands under water, on the shores of Galveston Bay, in Galveston county, for the purpose of the construction of a dry dock or marine railway, or other shipping purposes, and authorizing the governor of the State of Texas to make necessary conveyances.
HB 232 32-0 (1911) Author: Campbell, John W. | et. al. Relating to amending the charter of the City of Galveston.
HB 377 32-0 (1911) Author: Campbell, John W. Relating to ratifying and confirming an ordinance passed by the Board of City Commissioners of the City of Galveston on the 19th day of January, 1911, vacating that portion of Eighth street, between Avenue A and Avenue B in the City of Galveston, to be used for hospital purposes as a part of the John Sealy Hospital, and closing that portion of Eighth street as a public street.
HB 517 32-0 (1911) Author: Wood, A. B. Relating to amending the charter of the city of Galveston.
SB 267 32-0 (1911) Author: Kauffman, Sr., John Edward Relating to Galveston County, authorizing same to lease or sell certain land for right of way.
SB 43 32-1 (1911) Author: Kauffman, Sr., John Edward Relating to amending the charter of the city of Galveston, authorizing the board of commissioners of the city of Galveston to issue the bonds of said city of Galveston, to the amount of one hundred and twenty-five thousand dollars, payable not more than fifty years after date and bearing interest payable semiannually at a rate not to exceed five per cent per annum, and their proceeds to be used and expended exclusively for raising and filling to grade the avenues, streets, sidewalks, alleys, lots and blocks in said city of Galveston.
HB 186 31-0 (1909) Author: Johnson, Marsene Relating to amending the charter of the city of Galveston by adding Section 71f and 71g, authorizing the board of commissioners of the city of Galveston to issue the bonds of said city of Galveston, and their proceeds to be used and expended exclusively for raising and filling to grade certain avenues, streets, sidewalks, alleys, lots and blocks in said city of Galveston situated between Thirty-third Street and Forty-fifth and Broadway and Avenue H.
HB 368 31-0 (1909) Author: Johnson, Marsene | et. al. Relating to amending the charter of the city of Galveston so as to prescribe saloon limits in the city of Galveston.
SB 187 31-0 (1909) Author: Masterson, Thomas Washington Relating to ratifying, approving and confirming a certain contract of lease between County of Galveston of the first part, Gulf, Colorado and Santa Fe Railway Company, Galveston, Houston and Henderson Railway Company, Galveston, Harrisburg and San Antonio Railway Company of the second part, and Galveston-Houston Electric Railway Company of the third part, relating to Galveston causeway, and a certain memoranda of agreement executed by Galveston county, Gulf, Colorado and Sante Fe Railway Company, Galveston, Houston and Henderson Railroad Company and Galveston, Harrisburg and San Antonio Railway Company, construing Articles XVII and XXI of said contract of lease, and to amend an act entitled "An Act to authorize Galveston county to build and own the combination roadway and bridge from mainland to Galveston Island across Galveston Bay, to connect, as part of the roadways of the county on the island and mainland and the county to issue bonds for same on taxation; also establishing three-mile limit and condemnation proceedings and providing for the right of way."
SB 236 30-0 (1907) Author: Masterson, Thomas Washington Relating to amending the charter of the city of Galveston.
SB 260 30-0 (1907) Author: Masterson, Thomas Washington Relating to ratifying and confirming the action of the Board of Commissioners of the City of Galveston, passed February 14, 1907, releasing and conveying to the United States of America that certain area or territory in Galveston Bay therein set forth and described.
SB 314 30-0 (1907) Author: Masterson, Thomas Washington Relating to amending the charter of the city of Galveston and authorizing the board of commissioners to license, tax, regulate and prescribe the location of all places within the corporate limits of the city of Galveston wherein intoxicating liquors are kept for sale.
HB 105 30-1 (1907) Author: Briggs, Clay Stone Relating to authorizing and empowering the city of Galveston to convey to the United States of America a certain area or tract of land in Galveston Bay for immigration station and for other governmental purposes and to cede to the said United States jurisdiction over the same.
HB 217 29-0 (1905) Author: Harris, Edward F. | et. al. Relating to amending the Charter for the city of Galveston, ratifying and confirming an agreement and contract of settlement, adjustment and compromise between said city of Galveston and the Galveston Wharf Company, dated March 9, 1905.
HB 479 29-0 (1905) Relating to prohibiting the granting or use for railway or other purposes of any part of the tract of land in the city and county of Galveston, Texas, acquired by that county or the commissioners court thereof for seawall purposes.
HB 593 29-0 (1905) Relating to ratifying a Galveston ordinance pertaining to certain streets and alleys.
SB 281 29-0 (1905) Relating to ratifying and ordinance passed by the Galveston Board of Commissioners of the city of Galveston on the 13th day of March, 1905, and conditionally relinquishing any claim the State of Texas may have to part of this land therein described.
HB 8 28-0 (1903) Author: Harris, Edward F. | et. al. Relating to providing aid to the City of Galveston in elevating and raising said City so as to protect it from calamitous overflows, by donating and granting to it the State ad valorem taxes, and a part of the Occupation and Poll taxes, collected on property and from persons in Galveston County for a period of fifteen years, and to provide a penalty for their misapplication.
SB 305 28-0 (1903) Author: Davidson, Robert Vance Relating to amending a certain Act relating to incorporating the city of Galveston and to grant it a new charter.
SB 152 27-0 (1901) Relating to aiding the city of Galveston in elevating and raising said city so as to protect it from calamitous overflows, by donating and granting to it the State ad valorem, and a part of the occupation and poll taxes, collected on property and from persons in said city, for a period of fifteen years, and to provide a penalty for their misapplication.
HB 783 26-0 (1899) Relating to amending Title 2, Article 3, Section 5, of the charter of the city of Galveston.
SB 228 26-0 (1899) Relating to ratifying and confirming an ordinance passed by the city council of the city of Galveston on the 4th day of February, 1899, entitled, "An Ordinance abandoning, discontinuing and closing certain streets, avenues and alleys of the city of Galveston, and authorizing and empowering Collis P. Huntington, his heirs or assigns, perpetually to construct and maintain piers on the shores of Galveston Bay within the corporate limits of the city of Galveston upon certain specified conditions," and conditionally relinquishing any claim the State of Texas may have a part of the property therein described.
HB 242 25-0 (1897) Relating to amending the charter of the city of Galveston, Texas.
HB 434 25-0 (1897) Relating to validating and confirming an ordinance passed by the City Council of the city of Galveston, ceding to the United States of America certain streets intersecting land purchased, and to be purchased, by the United States of America, for the purpose of erecting fortifications thereon, and to authorize the Commissioners Court of Galveston County to cede to the United States of America such portions of public highways in Galveston County for the purpose of establishing fortifications situated outside the limits of the city of Galveston.
SB 340 25-0 (1897) Relating to amending the charter of the City of Galveston, Texas.
HB 562 24-0 (1895) Relating to transferring cases and writs of error now on appeal from the counties of Smith and Gregg in Court of Civil Appeal at Dallas, to the Court of Civil Appeals at Galveston.
HB 565 24-0 (1895) Relating to the charter of the city of Galveston.
HB 598 22-0 (1891) Relating to amending the charter of the city of Galveston.
HB 639 22-0 (1891) Relating to amending the charter of the city of Galveston.
HB 75 20-0 (1887) Relating to the charter of the city of Galveston.
SB 290 20-0 (1887) Relating to incorporating the city of Galveston and authorizing the construction of sea-walls and breakwaters, and for that purpose authorizing the exercise of the right of eminent domain, the issuance of bonds, and the levy of a tax, and granting in aid of said works certain rights and privileges in and to the land upon the gulf shore opposite said city from the southwest corner of the city league to the east end of Galveston Island.
HB 473 19-0 (1885) Relating to the charter of the city of Galveston.
HB 522 18-0 (1883) Relating to amending an act entitled an act to incorporate the city of Galveston and to grant a new charter

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