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Legislation authored by David Counts

Includes legislation with David Counts as the primary author for the 70th through 77th Legislatures. For other types of authorship, search the Legislative Archive System.

77th Regular Session
HB 819 Author: Counts, David | et. al.
Last Action: Effective on 9/1/01
Caption: Relating to transfer of the Office of Rural Affairs to the Department of Agriculture.
HB 836 Author: Counts, David
Last Action: Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the application of the sales and use tax to certain items used in construction by nonprofit water supply and sewer service corporations.
HB 1052 Author: Counts, David | et. al.
Last Action: Companion considered in lieu of in committee
Caption: Relating to the authority of the Automobile Theft Prevention Authority to establish advisory committees.
HB 1232 Author: Counts, David
Last Action: Laid on the table subject to call
Caption: Relating to the membership of the board of directors of the Rolling Plains Groundwater Conservation District.
HB 1241 Author: Counts, David
Last Action: Effective on 9/1/01
Caption: Relating to the purchase of diesel fuel by certain persons using a signed statement.
HB 1281 Author: Counts, David | et. al.
Last Action: Committee report printed and distributed
Caption: Relating to water utility services, rates, and tariffs.
HB 1512 Author: Counts, David
Last Action: Effective on 9/1/01
Caption: Relating to the powers and duties of Stonewall County Hospital District.
HB 1596 Author: Counts, David
Last Action: Laid on the table subject to call
Caption: Relating to programs to promote agriculture and economic development in rural areas of this state.
HB 1920 Author: Counts, David | et. al.
Last Action: Laid on the table subject to call
Caption: Relating to the transfer, sale, or assignment of structured settlements.
HB 2084 Author: Counts, David
Last Action: Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to delivery by local telephone exchange companies to scholarship funds for rural students of money that is presumed to be abandoned.
HB 2409 Author: Counts, David
Last Action: No action taken in committee
Caption: Relating to restrictions on artificial recharge of the Edwards Aquifer.
HB 2431 Author: Counts, David
Last Action: Comm. report sent to Local & Consent Calendar
Caption: Relating to special license plates for a municipal judge.
HB 2462 Author: Counts, David | et. al.
Last Action: Referred to State, Fed. & International Rel.
Caption: Relating to the establishment and operation of veterans cemeteries.
HB 2477 Author: Counts, David
Last Action: Effective on 9/1/01
Caption: Relating to the Garza County Health Care District.
HB 2587 Author: Counts, David
Last Action: Effective on 9/1/01
Caption: Relating to zoning in Kent County around Lake Alan Henry.
HB 2588 Author: Counts, David
Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the consideration of potential water savings under a water conservation plan in determining the manner of distributing water during a shortage from a water supply covered by a plan.
HB 2658 Author: Counts, David
Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the authority of Knox County Hospital District to enter into a loan agreement.
HB 2736 Author: Counts, David
Last Action: Referred to Natural Resources
Caption: Relating to the conservation, management, and use of groundwater.
HB 2818 Author: Counts, David
Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the maximum inmate population of facilities operated by municipalities.
HB 3095 Author: Counts, David
Last Action: Effective on 9/1/01
Caption: Relating to the governing body and powers of the Salt Fork Water Quality District.
HB 3096 Author: Counts, David
Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the development of a water supply reservoir project at a site known as the Post Reservoir site in Garza County, Texas.
HB 3097 Author: Counts, David | et. al.
Last Action: No action taken in committee
Caption: Relating to the security provided for revenue bonds issued by the Veterans' Land Board.
HB 3098 Author: Counts, David
Last Action: Referred to Insurance
Caption: Relating to the premium tax on certain life, health, and accident insurance policies.
HB 3099 Author: Counts, David
Last Action: Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the extension of existing severance tax incentives to maintain existing levels of production of natural gas and crude oil.
HB 3303 Author: Counts, David
Last Action: Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the service area of the Vernon Regional Junior College District.
HB 3348 Author: Counts, David
Last Action: Vetoed by the Governor
Caption: Relating to the Texas Energy Resource Council; authorizing the imposition of an assessment on producers of oil, gas, and condensate.
HB 3527 Author: Counts, David
Last Action: Referred to Natural Resources
Caption: Relating to the use of certain fees by the Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission.
HB 3528 Author: Counts, David
Last Action: Referred to Natural Resources
Caption: Relating to the consolidation and use of certain fees under Chapter 26, Water Code.
HB 3642 Author: Counts, David
Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the creation, administration, powers, duties, operation, and financing of the Lower Seymour Groundwater Conservation District; authorizing a tax.
HB 3659 Author: Counts, David
Last Action: Effective on 9/1/01
Caption: Relating to the creation, administration, powers, duties, operation, and financing of the Wes-Tex Groundwater Conservation District.
HB 3674 Author: Counts, David
Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the creation, administration, powers, duties, operation, and financing of the Clear Fork Groundwater Conservation District; authorizing a tax.
HCR 78 Author: Counts, David
Last Action: Signed by the Governor
Caption: In memory of the Honorable Jerry Kenneth Johnson.
HCR 110 Author: Counts, David
Last Action: Received from the House
Caption: Honoring professional golfer Charles Coody of Abilene.
HCR 136 Author: Counts, David | et. al.
Last Action: Signed by the Governor
Caption: Honoring professional golfer Charles Coody of Abilene.
HCR 237 Author: Counts, David
Last Action: Referred to Natural Resources
Caption: Designating the Double Mountain Fork of the Brazos River in southern Stonewall County as a site of unique value for the construction of a reservoir.
HCR 275 Author: Counts, David | et. al.
Last Action: Comm. report sent to Local & Consent Calendar
Caption: Memorializing the United States Congress to clarify its intent regarding U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs guidelines for veterans care in the several states.
HCR 295 Author: Counts, David
Last Action: Referred to Insurance
Caption: Urging congress to maintain states' authority to regulate the business of insurance.
HJR 3 Author: Counts, David
Last Action: Referred to County Affairs
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment to abolish the office of constable in King County.
HJR 10 Author: Counts, David
Last Action: Referred to County Affairs
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment to abolish the office of constable in Howard County.
HJR 63 Author: Counts, David
Last Action: Referred to County Affairs
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment to abolish the office of constable in Nolan County.
HJR 68 Author: Counts, David
Last Action: Referred to County Affairs
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment to abolish the office of constable in Lynn County.
HJR 81 Author: Counts, David
Last Action: Filed with the Secretary of State
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment providing for the issuance of additional general obligation bonds by the Texas Water Development Board.
HJR 82 Author: Counts, David | et. al.
Last Action: Filed with the Secretary of State
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the Veterans' Land Board to issue additional general obligation bonds and to use certain assets in certain funds to provide for veterans cemeteries.
HJR 83 Author: Counts, David
Last Action: Referred to County Affairs
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment to abolish the office of constable in Knox County.
HJR 84 Author: Counts, David
Last Action: Referred to County Affairs
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment to abolish the office of constable in Kent County.
HJR 99 Author: Counts, David
Last Action: Referred to County Affairs
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment to abolish the office of constable in Fisher County.
HJR 109 Author: Counts, David
Last Action: Referred to County Affairs
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment to abolish the office of constable in Stonewall County.
HR 128 Author: Counts, David
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: In memory of Carl Lawrence Phinney of Dallas.
HR 158 Author: Counts, David
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Honoring Peggy Maddox on being named Region 14 Teacher of the Year by the Texas Association for the Gifted and Talented.
HR 246 Author: Counts, David
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: In memory of Everett Blackburn of Big Spring.
HR 247 Author: Counts, David
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Honoring Dr. Harry L. Krenek of Snyder on the occasion of his retirement as president of Western Texas College.
HR 256 Author: Counts, David | et. al.
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing February 21, 2001, as Texas Midwest Day in Austin and honoring the Texas Midwest Community Network.
HR 439 Author: Counts, David
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Honoring the members of regional water planning groups for their significant efforts.
HR 692 Author: Counts, David
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing April 10, 2001, as Big Spring Day at the State Capitol.
HR 714 Author: Counts, David
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Congratulating Jarrod Gee of Sweetwater on receiving a first team honorable mention All-American award from Athletes of Good News.
HR 741 Author: Counts, David
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Congratulating Shane Mercer of Sweetwater High School on being named an Athletes of Good News All-American.
HR 1028 Author: Counts, David
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Honoring the 50th wedding anniversary of Mr.and Mrs.W. T. Grussendorf of Anson.
HR 1120 Author: Counts, David
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Honoring the Sweetwater High School boys golf team on winning the 2001 UIL Class 3A state championship.
HR 1150 Author: Counts, David
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Honoring Madeline Boadle of Big Spring for being named Texas Mother of the Year 2001.
HR 1151 Author: Counts, David
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Honoring Highland High School's Jarod Bowen for winning first place in the 2001 UIL Class 1A pole vault competition at the state track and field meet.
76th Regular Session
HB 774 Author: Counts, David
Last Action: Effective on 9/1/99
Caption: Relating to the juvenile board in Fisher, Mitchell, and Nolan counties.
HB 960 Author: Counts, David | et. al.
Last Action: Effective on 9/1/99
Caption: Relating to regulation of the Sam Wahl Recreation Area at Lake Alan Henry.
HB 1121 Author: Counts, David
Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the law enforcement authority of certain investigators acting outside their county of jurisdiction.
HB 1283 Author: Counts, David
Last Action: Effective on 9/1/99
Caption: Relating to general permits for the discharge of wastewater.
HB 1434 Author: Counts, David | et. al.
Last Action: Companion considered in lieu of in committee
Caption: Relating to providing tuition payment assistance to certain members of the state military forces attending public institutions of higher education.
HB 1722 Author: Counts, David | et. al.
Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to investment of money in the veterans' land fund.
HB 1811 Author: Counts, David
Last Action: Removed from local & uncontested calendar
Caption: Relating to certain requirements for directors of insurance guaranty associations.
HB 1812 Author: Counts, David | et. al.
Last Action: Laid on the table subject to call
Caption: Relating to administration of bond and other programs by the Veterans' Land Board.
HB 1833 Author: Counts, David
Last Action: Senate appoints conferees-reported
Caption: Relating to the issuance of a personal identification certificate to a justice of the peace or municipal court judge by the Department of Public Safety.
HB 2060 Author: Counts, David | et. al.
Last Action: Effective on 9/1/99
Caption: Relating to the terms of court of the 50th District Court.
HB 2084 Author: Counts, David
Last Action: Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to member contributions to the Judicial Retirement System of Texas Plan One or the Judicial Retirement System of Texas Plan Two.
HB 2447 Author: Counts, David
Last Action: Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the authority of the Colorado River Municipal Water District to generate, purchase, and sell water power and electric energy and to acquire and dispose of facilities for those purposes.
HB 2575 Author: Counts, David
Last Action: Laid on the table subject to call
Caption: Relating to the operations of the Texas Water Bank.
HB 2588 Author: Counts, David
Last Action: Laid on the table subject to call
Caption: Relating to approval of water quality management plans by the Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission.
HB 2614 Author: Counts, David
Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to creation of a county alliance to jointly authorize the creation of a development corporation.
HB 2615 Author: Counts, David | et. al.
Last Action: Effective in 90 days -- 8/30/99
Caption: Relating to the application of the oil and gas severance taxes to high-cost gas production and inactive oil and gas leases.
HB 2616 Author: Counts, David
Last Action: Referred to Intergovernmental Relations
Caption: Relating to the Garza County Health Care District.
HB 2689 Author: Counts, David
Last Action: Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to the regulation of telecommunications utilities and to the provision of telecommunications and related services.
HB 2690 Author: Counts, David
Last Action: Comm. report sent to Local & Consent Calendar
Caption: Relating to the acquisition of small and rural telephone exchanges.
HB 2691 Author: Counts, David
Last Action: Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the sale, assignment, or transfer of structured settlements.
HB 2692 Author: Counts, David
Last Action: Comm. report sent to Local & Consent Calendar
Caption: Relating to universal service revenue recovery and affiliated activities of local exchange telephone companies.
HB 2899 Author: Counts, David
Last Action: Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to certificates of convenience and necessity and to the powers of the Public Utility Commission of Texas.
HB 2901 Author: Counts, David | et. al.
Last Action: Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to the appointment of an interim select committee to study the regulation of the Edwards Aquifer region; imposing a moratorium on enforcement of certain actions of the Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission regarding construction in the Edwards Aquifer region.
HB 2902 Author: Counts, David
Last Action: Referred to Natural Resources
Caption: Relating to the conservation, management, and use of groundwater.
HB 2903 Author: Counts, David
Last Action: Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to rates for certain lines of insurance.
HB 3049 Author: Counts, David
Last Action: Referred to Economic Development
Caption: Relating to prohibiting certain agreements between economic development corporations and persons engaged in certain political activities; providing civil and criminal penalties.
HB 3050 Author: Counts, David | et. al.
Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the administration of certain loan programs by the Texas Agricultural Finance Authority, to limiting certain liability for activities in programs funded by the authority, to establishing the agricultural technology program, and to the promotion of the development of agriculture-related rural businesses.
HB 3417 Author: Counts, David
Last Action: Considered in Calendars
Caption: Relating to transfer of the Office of Rural Affairs to the Department of Agriculture.
HB 3594 Author: Counts, David
Last Action: Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the development of a water supply reservoir project at a site known as the Allens Creek Reservoir site in Austin County, Texas, and providing for the issuance of certain water rights permits to the Texas Water Development Board.
HB 3814 Author: Counts, David
Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the creation of the Salt Fork Water Quality District; authorizing the issuance of bonds.
HB 3825 Author: Counts, David
Last Action: Effective on 9/1/99
Caption: Relating to the jurisdiction of the County Court of King County.
HB 3826 Author: Counts, David
Last Action: Effective on 9/1/99
Caption: Relating to the jurisdiction of the County Court of Baylor County.
HB 3827 Author: Counts, David
Last Action: Effective on 9/1/99
Caption: Relating to the jurisdiction of the County Court of Cottle County.
HB 3828 Author: Counts, David
Last Action: Effective on 9/1/99
Caption: Relating to the jurisdiction of the County Court of Knox County.
HCR 48 Author: Counts, David
Last Action: Received from the House
Caption: Honoring the Colorado River Municipal Water District for 50 years of service to West Texans.
HCR 53 Author: Counts, David | et. al.
Last Action: Signed by the Governor
Caption: Honoring the Colorado River Municipal Water District for 50 years of service to West Texans.
HCR 60 Author: Counts, David
Last Action: Signed by the Governor
Caption: Encouraging state government and business leaders to support and attend the Texas Prayer Breakfast.
HCR 82 Author: Counts, David
Last Action: Signed by the Governor
Caption: Recognizing February 24, 1999, as Snyder Day at the State Capitol.
HCR 91 Author: Counts, David
Last Action: Signed by the Governor
Caption: Celebrating the 60th birthday of Ray Stoker, Jr.
HCR 302 Author: Counts, David
Last Action: Signed by the Governor
Caption: Instructing the enrolling clerk of the house to make a technical correction in H.B. No. 3050.
HR 28 Author: Counts, David
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: In memory of Hugh Boren,Jr.
HR 29 Author: Counts, David
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: In memory of Jim M. Heidenheimer.
HR 30 Author: Counts, David
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Honoring Officer Wayne Wright of the Big Spring Police Department for his exemplary act of heroism.
HR 37 Author: Counts, David
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: In memory of Roberta Lee Williams High.
HR 38 Author: Counts, David
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: In memory of G. A. Parks, Jr.
HR 45 Author: Counts, David
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Honoring the accomplishments of the Reverend Miller Robinson.
HR 101 Author: Counts, David
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Commending the tenure of Dr. Clay G. Johnson upon his resignation as president of Texas State Technical College-Sweetwater.
HR 102 Author: Counts, David
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Honoring Sweetwater barber Don Hatter.
HR 143 Author: Counts, David
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Honoring the Sweetwater Jaycees and commemorating the 41st annual World's Largest Rattlesnake Round-Up.
HR 144 Author: Counts, David
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Honoring the Rule High School Bobcats for a successful 1998 season.
HR 175 Author: Counts, David
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: In memory of James Rycroft.
HR 286 Author: Counts, David
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Honoring Wayne Hagood of Sweetwater.
HR 363 Author: Counts, David
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Honoring the retirement of Larry David Carroll from the Texas Department of Human Services.
HR 392 Author: Counts, David
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Honoring the retirement of Tommy May from the Travis County sheriff's office.
HR 469 Author: Counts, David
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing April 14, 1999, as Texas State Technical College Day at the Capitol.
HR 523 Author: Counts, David
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Honoring Jack McGlaun for his contributions to Texas youth.
HR 600 Author: Counts, David
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Honoring the life of WWII P-51 Pilot 1st Lieutenant Joseph W. Barton.
HR 638 Author: Counts, David
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Honoring the members and supporters of the 1998 O'Donnell High School football team.
HR 659 Author: Counts, David
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing April 19, 1999, as Big Spring Day at the State Capitol.
HR 731 Author: Counts, David
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Congratulating Leon Burkham on his retirement from the Knox City ISD.
HR 773 Author: Counts, David
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Honoring the Borden County High School Lady Coyotes basketball team for a successful 1998-1999 season.
HR 774 Author: Counts, David
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Honoring the Borden County High School Coyotes six-man football team for an exceptional 1998 season.
HR 807 Author: Counts, David
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: In memory of Frank K. Mitchell of Roby.
HR 885 Author: Counts, David
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: In memory of James Warren Roberts.
HR 910 Author: Counts, David
Last Action: Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Directing the Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission to create a select committee to study the regulation of the Edwards Aquifer region.
HR 942 Author: Counts, David
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Establishing the intent of the Texas House regarding groundwater from the Edwards Aquifer.
HR 949 Author: Counts, David
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Honoring Russell S. Yorgesen for his service as a member of the board of directors for the Colorado River Municipal Water District.
HR 973 Author: Counts, David
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Commending Ms.Gladys Gerst for her many years of service to the city of Sweetwater.
HR 990 Author: Counts, David
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: In memory of Carl W. Willingham.
HR 1006 Author: Counts, David
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Honoring Charles and Betty Baker for being recognized as Munday's Citizens of the Century.
HR 1007 Author: Counts, David
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: In memory of Johnny Morris Moore of Sweetwater.
HR 1028 Author: Counts, David
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Honoring Knox County Judge David Perdue.
HR 1167 Author: Counts, David
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Congratulating the Munday High School Mogulettes track team on winning the 1999 UIL Class 1A state championship.
HR 1201 Author: Counts, David
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Honoring Tiffany Green of Hamlin High School.
HR 1226 Author: Counts, David
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Honoring the Bexar Metropolitan Water District.
HR 1227 Author: Counts, David
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Congratulating the Munday High School Mogulettes 800-meter relay team.
HR 1228 Author: Counts, David
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Congratulating Anna Marie Waldrip on winning the UIL Class 1A 200-meter 200-meter dash.
HR 1284 Author: Counts, David
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Honoring Max and Anne Von Roeder for their civic contributions.
HR 1359 Author: Counts, David
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: In memory of Hubert W. Cargile.
75th Regular Session
HB 269 Author: Counts, David | et. al.
Last Action: Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to exempting members of the Texas state military forces from tuition charged by an institution of higher education.
HB 1012 Author: Counts, David
Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the appointment of an environmental health officer in a home-rule municipality.
HB 1190 Author: Counts, David | et. al.
Last Action: Effective on 9/1/97
Caption: Relating to monitoring of water quality in watersheds and river basins.
HB 1229 Author: Counts, David
Last Action: Effective on 9/1/97
Caption: Relating to application of the professional prosecutors law to the district attorney of the 32nd Judicial District.
HB 1287 Author: Counts, David
Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the refund of assessments and the transfer of funds among accounts of the Texas Title Insurance Guaranty Association.
HB 1355 Author: Counts, David
Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to selection by a governmental entity of a provider of professional services.
HB 1356 Author: Counts, David
Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to licensing of funeral prearrangement life insurance agents.
HB 1541 Author: Counts, David
Last Action: Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to regulation of water and sewer rates and services provided by retail public utilities.
HB 1542 Author: Counts, David
Last Action: Effective on 9/1/97
Caption: Relating to the authorization of the Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission to issue general permits by rule for the discharge of waste into or adjacent to water in the state.
HB 1551 Author: Counts, David
Last Action: Referred to Insurance
Caption: Relating to application by the Texas Department of Insurance of provisions adopted by the National Association of Insurance Commissioners.
HB 1552 Author: Counts, David
Last Action: Referred to Insurance
Caption: Relating to the authority of the commissioner of insurance to adopt rules for general application.
HB 1584 Author: Counts, David
Last Action: Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to insurance company loss or claim reserves.
HB 1662 Author: Counts, David
Last Action: Vetoed by the Governor
Caption: Relating to rates for certain lines of insurance.
HB 1782 Author: Counts, David | et. al.
Last Action: Effective on 9/1/97
Caption: Relating to professional services in regard to certain state and local contracts and fund management.
HB 1783 Author: Counts, David
Last Action: Referred to Ways & Means
Caption: Relating to the exemption from registration of certain tax assessor-collectors.
HB 1801 Author: Counts, David
Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to the exclusion of territory from the Red Creek Municipal Utility District.
HB 1808 Author: Counts, David
Last Action: Effective on 9/1/97
Caption: Relating to the confidentiality of certain information obtained by the State Soil and Water Conservation Board or a soil and water conservation district.
HB 1956 Author: Counts, David
Last Action: Laid on the table subject to call
Caption: Relating to certification of certain persons who practice acupuncture.
HB 2140 Author: Counts, David
Last Action: Reported favorably as substituted
Caption: Relating to the licensing of agents for the sale of credit insurance.
HB 2277 Author: Counts, David
Last Action: Effective on 9/1/97
Caption: Relating to the Fisher County Hospital District.
HB 2306 Author: Counts, David | et. al.
Last Action: Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to employment in a nursing home or other facility serving the elderly or disabled.
HB 2358 Author: Counts, David | et. al.
Last Action: Laid on the table subject to call
Caption: Relating to the management of certain funds by the Veterans Land Board, to the creation of veterans assistance centers, and to the Veterans Land Board's entering into bond enhancement agreements for certain bonds.
HB 2359 Author: Counts, David
Last Action: Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the issuance of permits authorizing certain vehicles to exceed allowable size and weight.
HB 2421 Author: Counts, David | et. al.
Last Action: Committee report printed and distributed
Caption: Relating to limiting the liability of the State Commission on Judicial Conduct.
HB 3201 Author: Counts, David | et. al.
Last Action: Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to the regulation of certain expenses and fees incurred in conjunction with the operation of the workers' compensation system.
HB 3202 Author: Counts, David | et. al.
Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to rate administration of workers' compensation insurance policies.
HB 3203 Author: Counts, David
Last Action: Effective on 9/1/97
Caption: Relating to the disposition of unclaimed funds by nonprofit cooperative corporations.
HB 3276 Author: Counts, David
Last Action: Referred to Insurance
Caption: Relating to the regulation of title insurance.
HB 3277 Author: Counts, David | et. al.
Last Action: Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to a late application by certain veterans organizations for an exemption from ad valorem taxation.
HB 3278 Author: Counts, David
Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to designating the Texas National Guard Counterdrug Support Program as a law enforcement agency in certain circumstances.
HB 3279 Author: Counts, David
Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to charges for access to Texas Workers' Compensation Commission information.
HB 3280 Author: Counts, David
Last Action: Referred to Insurance
Caption: Relating to reciprocal regulation of certain life, health, or accident insurance companies.
HB 3380 Author: Counts, David
Last Action: Vetoed by the Governor
Caption: Relating to the adoption of the National Guard Mutual Assistance Counter-drug Activities Compact.
HB 3605 Author: Counts, David
Last Action: Effective on 9/1/97
Caption: Relating to the assignment of the judge of the County Court at Law of Nolan County.
HB 3607 Author: Counts, David
Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to validating certain acts of the Garza County Underground and Fresh Water Conservation District.
HCR 48 Author: Counts, David | et. al.
Last Action: Signed by the Governor
Caption: Recognizing February 13, 1997, as the Texas Day of Prayer.
HCR 80 Author: Counts, David
Last Action: Signed by the Governor
Caption: Designating Wyman Meinzer as Texas State Photographer.
HCR 84 Author: Counts, David
Last Action: Signed by the Governor
Caption: Honoring Rick Crawford for his service to the State Preservation Board.
HCR 132 Author: Counts, David | et. al.
Last Action: No action taken in committee
Caption: Encouraging the Texas Board of Criminal Justice, Texas Youth Commission, Juvenile Probation Commission, county commissioners, and sheriffs to support faith-based correctional programming and facilities.
HCR 165 Author: Counts, David
Last Action: Signed by the Governor
Caption: In memory of Dr. Marion Rice Zetzman.
HCR 242 Author: Counts, David
Last Action: Signed by the Governor
Caption: In memory of Glenn Hopkins.
HCR 245 Author: Counts, David
Last Action: Signed by the Governor
Caption: Designating Knox City as the Seedless Watermelon Capitol of Texas.
HJR 99 Author: Counts, David
Last Action: Left pending in committee
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment to abolish the office of constable in Howard County.
HJR 112 Author: Counts, David
Last Action: Left pending in committee
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment to abolish the office of constable in Knox County.
HR 112 Author: Counts, David
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Congratulating the Roby Gang on winning the Texas Lottery.
HR 212 Author: Counts, David
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Commending the Sweetwater Jaycees on their sponsorship of the World's Largest Rattlesnake Round-Up.
HR 217 Author: Counts, David | et. al.
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Welcoming the Texas Midwest Community Network group on the occasion of their visit to the State Capitol.
HR 342 Author: Counts, David
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Directing the Texas Water Development Board to consider the solution to the water problems of the Towns of Stamford and Hamlin a high priority.
HR 423 Author: Counts, David
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Commending Frankie Grimmett for his contributions to the community.
HR 424 Author: Counts, David
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: In memory of Dr. Bennie LeBleu.
HR 425 Author: Counts, David
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: In memory of Otto A. Lawson.
HR 426 Author: Counts, David
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Congratulating Elizabeth Jenkins on her retirement.
HR 485 Author: Counts, David
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Honoring Dr. James Richard Marshall for his service to his community.
HR 504 Author: Counts, David
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Congratulating Lacy Headrick on his 90th birthday.
HR 604 Author: Counts, David
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing April 16, 1997, as County Government Day at the Capitol.
HR 809 Author: Counts, David
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: In memory of Forrest Neil Perdue.
HR 1002 Author: Counts, David
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: In memory of J. M. Kayser.
HR 1093 Author: Counts, David
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Congratulating the Rule High School academic team on winning the 1997 Class 1A state championship.
HR 1094 Author: Counts, David
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Congratulating the Hawley High School girls softball team on winning the 1997 UIL Class 2A state championship.
HR 1105 Author: Counts, David
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Suspending limitations on conference committee jurisdiction, H.B. 1662.
HR 1392 Author: Counts, David
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Honoring Lathan Withers for his service to King County.
74th Regular Session
HB 338 Author: Counts, David
Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the authority of the Stamford Hospital District to borrow money.
HB 339 Author: Counts, David
Last Action: Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to professionals who are exempt from registering as property tax consultants.
HB 340 Author: Counts, David | et. al.
Last Action: Effective on 9/1/95
Caption: Relating to directing the Texas Veterans Commission to determine the need for a system of state residential care facilities for veterans who are disabled.
HB 398 Author: Counts, David | et. al.
Last Action: Effective on 9/1/95
Caption: Relating to the eligibility of certain high-cost gas for a reduction of the gas production tax.
HB 435 Author: Counts, David
Last Action: Considered in Local & Consent Calendars
Caption: Relating to the exemption from tuition of a resident student enrolled in the Southwest Collegiate Institute for the Deaf.
HB 472 Author: Counts, David
Last Action: Referred to Public Health
Caption: Relating to the reestablishment and operation of the State Board of Dental Examiners and to the regulation of the practice of dentistry and dental hygiene; providing penalties; and making an appropriation.
HB 473 Author: Counts, David
Last Action: Referred to Licensing & Admin. Procedures
Caption: Relating to the regulation of real estate appraisers; providing civil and criminal penalties.
HB 534 Author: Counts, David | et. al.
Last Action: No action taken in subcommittee
Caption: Relating to exempting members of the Texas National Guard from tuition charged by an institution of higher education.
HB 612 Author: Counts, David
Last Action: Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating the regulation of real estate appraisers.
HB 766 Author: Counts, David
Last Action: Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to the regulation of title insurance.
HB 846 Author: Counts, David
Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the creation, administration, powers, duties, operation, and financing of the Garza County Underground and Fresh Water Conservation District.
HB 914 Author: Counts, David
Last Action: Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the adoption of the Interstate Insurance Receivership Compact by this state.
HB 1286 Author: Counts, David
Last Action: No action taken in committee
Caption: Relating to the removal of the Guadalupe-Blanco River Authority from the application of the Texas Sunset Act.
HB 1319 Author: Counts, David
Last Action: Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to false evidence of financial responsibility under the Texas Motor Vehicle Safety-Responsibility Act; imposing a criminal penalty.
HB 1414 Author: Counts, David
Last Action: Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
Caption: Relating to provisions governing insurance fraud, creating a penal offense; and making an appropriation.
HB 1486 Author: Counts, David
Last Action: Effective on 9/1/95
Caption: Relating to the juvenile board of Mitchell County.
HB 1487 Author: Counts, David | et. al.
Last Action: Effective on 9/1/95
Caption: Relating to the investigation, prosecution, and punishment of the offense of insurance fraud.
HB 1532 Author: Counts, David
Last Action: Referred to Ways & Means
Caption: Relating to the ad valorem taxation of implements of husbandry held by a dealer.
HB 2140 Author: Counts, David
Last Action: Considered in Local & Consent Calendars
Caption: Relating to the conveyance of certain real property by the Texas Department of Mental Health and Mental Retardation.
HB 2461 Author: Counts, David
Last Action: Considered in Local & Consent Calendars
Caption: Relating to the release of the state's reversionary interest in certain real property located in Howard County.
HB 2642 Author: Counts, David
Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the administration, powers, duties, operation, and financing of the Canadian River Municipal Water Authority.
HB 2845 Author: Counts, David
Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the powers, functions, authority, and duties of the Automobile Theft Prevention Authority.
HB 2911 Author: Counts, David
Last Action: Referred to Insurance
Caption: Relating to financial solvency requirements for certain insurers.
HB 2960 Author: Counts, David
Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the liquidation of insolvent insurers, the commissioner of insurance in his statutory capacity as receiver, and the insurance guaranty associations.
HCR 25 Author: Counts, David
Last Action: Signed by the Governor
Caption: Commending Bill Sarpalius for his service in the Texas Senate and the United States Congress.
HCR 58 Author: Counts, David
Last Action: Signed by the Governor
Caption: Commending Howard County Junior College on its 50th Anniversary.
HCR 95 Author: Counts, David
Last Action: Withdrawn from calendar
Caption: In memory of state trooper Troy Merle Hogue.
HCR 173 Author: Counts, David
Last Action: Signed by the Governor
Caption: Urging the United States Congress to extend to noncorporate farmers, entities, and individuals the Internal Revenue Code tax incentive for charitable donations.
HR 3 Author: Counts, David
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Creating the Select Committee on the Dental Practice Act.
HR 70 Author: Counts, David
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Commending Rigdon Edwards for his contributions to the petroleum marketing industry.
HR 109 Author: Counts, David
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Commending the Sweetwater Jaycees on their sponsorship of the World's Largest Rattlesnake Round-Up.
HR 120 Author: Counts, David
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Encouraging state government and business leaders to support and attend the Texas Prayer Breakfast.
HR 210 Author: Counts, David | et. al.
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Honoring the Texas Midwest Community Network.
HR 211 Author: Counts, David
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Commending the Honorable Gene Dulaney on the occasion of his retirement.
HR 212 Author: Counts, David
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Commending Billye and Buddy Angle for their contributions to their community.
HR 213 Author: Counts, David
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Congratulating Ronnie L. Cox on the centennial of Cox Jewelers.
HR 214 Author: Counts, David | et. al.
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: In memory of F. A. Lollar.
HR 215 Author: Counts, David
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Commending Otto Lawson for his contributions to his community.
HR 216 Author: Counts, David
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: In memory of Jack B. Smartt.
HR 257 Author: Counts, David
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Commending Edmund J. Womack on the occasion of his retirement.
HR 362 Author: Counts, David
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Honoring W. R. and Wynette Moore for their contributions to the field of agriculture.
HR 363 Author: Counts, David
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Commending the Honorable J. J. "Jake" Pickle.
HR 508 Author: Counts, David
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Honoring those individuals who participated in the renovation of Moffett Field.
HR 533 Author: Counts, David
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Commending Owen H. Ivie for his public service.
HR 534 Author: Counts, David
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Honoring John W. "Bill" Longley for his outstanding civic service.
HR 535 Author: Counts, David
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: In memory of the Honorable David Ratliff.
HR 575 Author: Counts, David
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Honoring Judge Weldon Kirk for his designation as Texas' Outstanding Jurist for 1994.
HR 783 Author: Counts, David
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: In memory of Lawrence Mitchell Hall.
HR 784 Author: Counts, David
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: In memory of Elbert Benjamin Whorton, Sr.
HR 815 Author: Counts, David
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Honoring Joseph Pickle.
HR 850 Author: Counts, David
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: In memory of the men from Stamford who lost their lives in World War II.
HR 884 Author: Counts, David
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Honoring the Sweetwater Middle School students in the SEEK program.
HR 1074 Author: Counts, David
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Honoring the Roscoe High School boys' track team.
HR 1075 Author: Counts, David
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Honoring the Hawley High School girls' softball team on winning the state championship.
HR 1076 Author: Counts, David
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Honoring the Snyder High School drama department on their recent win at the UIL One-Act Play state competition.
HR 1138 Author: Counts, David
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Honoring the Rule I.S.D. state UIL championship winners.
73rd Regular Session
HB 684 Author: Counts, David
Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the fiscal year of general-law municipalities.
HB 783 Author: Counts, David
Last Action: Effective in 90 days -- 8/30/93
Caption: Relating to the powers and duties of the Automobile Theft Prevention Authority.
HB 836 Author: Counts, David | et. al.
Last Action: Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to directing the Texas Veterans Commission to determine the need for a system of state residential care facilities for veterans who are disabled.
HB 876 Author: Counts, David | et. al.
Last Action: Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the training requirements for members of governing boards of state agencies.
HB 889 Author: Counts, David | et. al.
Last Action: Considered in Calendars
Caption: Relating to the regulation of title insurance.
HB 980 Author: Counts, David
Last Action: Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to individual and governmental liability arising from the use of certain state military property or for certain acts of the state military forces and its officers and members.
HB 1065 Author: Counts, David | et. al.
Last Action: Coauthor Authorized
Caption: Relating to motor vehicle insurance coverage and liability for motor vehicle accidents; imposing civil and criminal penalties.
HB 1133 Author: Counts, David
Last Action: Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the issuance of bonds by certain entities in lieu of a state issuing authority.
HB 1230 Author: Counts, David | et. al.
Last Action: Companion considered in lieu of in committee
Caption: Relating to certain pollution control and to soil and water conservation land improvement measures.
HB 1231 Author: Counts, David | et. al.
Last Action: Companion considered in lieu of in committee
Caption: Relating to certain powers and duties of the State Soil and Water Conservation Board.
HB 1237 Author: Counts, David
Last Action: Referred to Licensing & Admin. Procedures
Caption: Relating to professionals who are exempt from registering as property tax consultants.
HB 1238 Author: Counts, David | et. al.
Last Action: Companion considered in lieu of in committee
Caption: Relating to the continuation and operation of the Department of Public Safety, to the access that entities have to criminal history record information maintained by the department and certain other criminal justice agencies, and to the transfer of responsibility for law enforcement on the Capitol Complex from the General Services Commission to the Department of Public Safety; providing penalties.
HB 1308 Author: Counts, David
Last Action: Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the rule-making authority of the Texas Water Commission regarding underground water.
HB 1309 Author: Counts, David
Last Action: Effective on 1/1/94
Caption: Relating to the composition and authority of the Texas Agricultural Finance Authority.
HB 1461 Author: Counts, David | et. al.
Last Action: Effective on 9/1/93
Caption: Relating to insurance regulation and to the continuation, powers, and duties of the Texas Department of Insurance and the office of public insurance counsel; providing administrative penalties; making an appropriation.
HB 1548 Author: Counts, David | et. al.
Last Action: Laid on the table subject to call
Caption: Relating to financial assistance programs administered by the Veteran's Land Board.
HB 1552 Author: Counts, David
Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to the regulation of employee leasing entities; creating offenses and providing civil and criminal penalties; appropriating fees.
HB 1572 Author: Counts, David
Last Action: Companion considered in lieu of in committee
Caption: Relating to revolving fund programs administered by the Texas Water Development Board to provide financial assistance to political subdivisions.
HB 1573 Author: Counts, David
Last Action: Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the adoption of the National Guard Mutual Assistance Counter-drug Activities Compact.
HB 1685 Author: Counts, David | et. al.
Last Action: Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to the continuation and operation of the State Board of Dental Examiners and to the regulation of the practice of dentistry and dental hygiene; providing penalties.
HB 1883 Author: Counts, David | et. al.
Last Action: Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to the regulation of the practice of physical therapy and occupational therapy and to the creation of a new state board to replace the Texas Board of Physical Therapy Examiners and The Texas Advisory Board of Occupational Therapy.
HB 2224 Author: Counts, David
Last Action: Returned to committee
Caption: Relating to the liquidation of insolvent insurers and the insurance guaranty associations.
HB 2319 Author: Counts, David | et. al.
Last Action: Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the authority of the Texas Workers' Compensation Insurance Fund.
HB 2641 Author: Counts, David
Last Action: Effective in 90 days -- 8/30/93
Caption: Relating to the board of directors and powers and duties of the Lynn County Hospital District.
HB 2642 Author: Counts, David
Last Action: Referred to Natural Resources
Caption: Relating to creation and operation of a water bank and establishment and collection of fees associated thereto.
HB 2643 Author: Counts, David
Last Action: Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the development of water resources and granting authority to the Texas Water Development Board.
HB 2644 Author: Counts, David
Last Action: Effective on 9/1/93
Caption: Relating to the regulation of real estate appraisers; providing civil and criminal penalties.
HB 2645 Author: Counts, David | et. al.
Last Action: Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to the continuation and functions of the Texas Board of Chiropractic Examiners and to the regulation of the practice of chiropractic; providing penalties.
HB 2646 Author: Counts, David
Last Action: Referred to Natural Resources
Caption: Relating to the powers, duties and jurisdiction of the Texas Water Development Board and the Texas Water Commission or its successor agency and transferring certain responsibilities to the Texas Water Development Board.
HB 2780 Author: Counts, David
Last Action: Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the right of the Texas Workers' Compensation Insurance Facility to sue in its own name.
HB 2781 Author: Counts, David
Last Action: Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the authority of the Texas Workers' Compensation Insurance Facility to refuse to insure certain rejected risks.
HB 2782 Author: Counts, David
Last Action: Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to appeals from decisions of the Texas Workers' Compensation Insurance Facility to the State Board of Insurance.
HB 2783 Author: Counts, David
Last Action: Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the authority of the Texas Workers' Compensation Insurance Facility to establish a multi-tiered premium system.
HB 2784 Author: Counts, David
Last Action: Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the authority of the Texas Workers' Compenstion Insurance Facility to contract for servicing companies.
HB 2785 Author: Counts, David
Last Action: Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the management of spring flow from the Edwards Aquifer and to the increase of the recharge to and the conservation of the water taken from the Edwards Aquifer located in Kinney, Uvalde, Medina, Bexar, Hays and Comal Counties, Texas.
HB 2850 Author: Counts, David
Last Action: Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the management of water resources in the counties of Atascosa, Bexar, Caldwell, Calhoun, Comal, DeWitt, Frio, Goliad, Gonzales, Guadalupe, Hays, Jackson, Karnes, Kinney, Medina, Uvalde, Victoria, and Wilson; making an appropriation.
HB 2858 Author: Counts, David | et. al.
Last Action: Effective on 9/1/93
Caption: Relating to the issuance of workers' compensation insurance coverage by and the operations of the Texas workers' compensation insurance facility and the Texas Workers' Compensation Insurance Fund.
HB 2862 Author: Counts, David
Last Action: Effective in 90 days -- 8/30/93
Caption: Relating to the creation, administration, powers, duties, operation, and financing of the Haskell/Knox County Underground Water Conservation District.
HB 2873 Author: Counts, David
Last Action: Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to creation and operation of a water bank and establishment and collection of fees associated thereto.
HCR 120 Author: Counts, David
Last Action: Signed by the Governor
Caption: Commending the Women Airforce Service Pilots of World War II on the occasion of their 50th anniversary.
HCR 180 Author: Counts, David
Last Action: Signed by the Governor
Caption: Authorizing the house enrolling clerk to make certain corrections to H.B. 1461.
HJR 75 Author: Counts, David | et. al.
Last Action: Laid on the table subject to call
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment relating to bonds issued to augment the Veteran's Land Fund and the Veteran's Housing Assistance Fund and to create and fund the Veteran's Housing Assistance Fund II.
HJR 76 Author: Counts, David | et. al.
Last Action: Left pending in subcommittee
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment to add the Texas State Technical College System to certain constitutionally dedicated funding for public institutions of higher education.
HR 23 Author: Counts, David | et. al.
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Housekeeping Resolution.
HR 32 Author: Counts, David
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Congratulating Tippy Foster on the occasion of her retirement from the Texas Workers' Compensation Commission.
HR 126 Author: Counts, David
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Commending Johnnie Lou Avery for her significant contributions to the betterment of her community and state.
HR 284 Author: Counts, David
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Congratulating J.R. "Rich" Anderson for winning the 1992 National Cattlemen's Association Environmental Stewardship Award.
HR 320 Author: Counts, David
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Paying tribute to the life of Marilyn Keaton Newsom.
HR 325 Author: Counts, David
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Paying tribute to the life of Lawrence Mitchell Hall.
HR 364 Author: Counts, David
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Congratulating Reed Hilary Ellis Johnson on his second birthday.
HR 576 Author: Counts, David
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Commending Marilyn Lancaster for her distinguished service in the field of education.
HR 577 Author: Counts, David
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Paying tribute to the life of Charles Randall Griggs, Jr.
HR 678 Author: Counts, David
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Honoring Jeremiah Pleasant "Jerry" Worsham for his outstanding achievements as drama teacher at Snyder High School.
HR 684 Author: Counts, David
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Honoring the memory of former State Representative Sterling Williams.
72nd Regular Session
HB 301 Author: Counts, David
Last Action: Laid on table subject to call in committee
Caption: Relating to an exemption of members of the state military forces and public security officers employed by the adjutant general from the prohibition against carrying certain weapons.
HB 348 Author: Counts, David | et. al.
Last Action: Coauthor Authorized
Caption: Relating to the elimination of certain continuing education requirements for legal reserve life insurance agents.
HB 349 Author: Counts, David
Last Action: 1st Printing sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to individual and governmental liability for certain acts of the state military forces and its officers and members.
HB 435 Author: Counts, David
Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to donations of public or private funds or other property or services to the adjutant general's department and the state military forces.
HB 464 Author: Counts, David | et. al.
Last Action: 1st Printing sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to the award of certain costs to persons affected by hazardous waste disposal well regulation.
HB 488 Author: Counts, David
Last Action: Referred to Appropriations
Caption: Relating to the compensation of members of the state military forces.
HB 640 Author: Counts, David | et. al.
Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the creation, powers, and duties of the Automobile Theft Prevention Authority.
HB 677 Author: Counts, David
Last Action: 1st Printing sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to the taxation of certain insurance services relating to a national flood insurance policy.
HB 678 Author: Counts, David
Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to the regulation of real estate appraisers; providing a penalty; making an appropriation.
HB 1000 Author: Counts, David
Last Action: Effective in 90 days -- 8/26/91
Caption: Relating to the design and manufacture of medals, awards, and decorations for members of the state military forces.
HB 1001 Author: Counts, David
Last Action: Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to training of state military forces.
HB 1103 Author: Counts, David
Last Action: 1st Printing sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to the amount of the sales and use tax municipalities may levy for the benefit of certain industrial development corporations.
HB 1172 Author: Counts, David
Last Action: Reported from s/c favorably w/o amendment(s)
Caption: Relating to the municipal and county sales and use tax.
HB 1234 Author: Counts, David
Last Action: Referred to s/c on Insurance by President
Caption: Relating to the sale of medicare supplement insurance policies by certain insurance agents and to education requirements concerning those policies; providing a penalty.
HB 1246 Author: Counts, David | et. al.
Last Action: Effective on 9/1/91
Caption: Relating to accelerated payment of certain benefits under group term life insurance policies.
HB 1247 Author: Counts, David | et. al.
Last Action: Failed to receive affirmative vote in comm.
Caption: Relating to title insurance rebates and discounts, determination of insurability and issuance of title insurance by title insurance companies, title insurance agents, and direct operations in each county where the real property is located.
HB 1304 Author: Counts, David
Last Action: Reported from s/c favorably w/o amendment(s)
Caption: Relating to the amount of an additional sales and use tax a municipality may adopt to reduce property taxes.
HB 1341 Author: Counts, David | et. al.
Last Action: Laid on the table subject to call
Caption: Relating to expanding the definition of veteran for the purpose of qualifying for the Texas Veterans Housing Assistance Program.
HB 1527 Author: Counts, David
Last Action: Referred to Public Safety
Caption: Relating to the consolidation of state fire protection services.
HB 1528 Author: Counts, David | et. al.
Last Action: Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to purchase prices and loan amounts on real property purchased under the Veterans Land Program or the Veterans Housing Assistance Program.
HB 1529 Author: Counts, David | et. al.
Last Action: Coauthor Authorized
Caption: Relating to the investment authority of the Veterans' Land Board.
HB 1965 Author: Counts, David
Last Action: 1st Printing sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to preventing the theft of horses; providing penalties.
HB 2405 Author: Counts, David
Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to the regulation of building designers; providing a penalty.
HB 2406 Author: Counts, David
Last Action: Referred to Public Education
Caption: Relating to math and science as required to be taught in the course of study in Texas public schools.
HB 2407 Author: Counts, David
Last Action: Referred to Elections
Caption: Relating to the date of the general primary election.
HB 2408 Author: Counts, David
Last Action: Referred to Insurance
Caption: Relating to evidence required for unauthorized insurers eligibility to operate as a surplus lines insurer in Texas.
HB 2409 Author: Counts, David
Last Action: Placed on intent calendar
Caption: Relating to the supervison, conservation, and liquidation of insurers.
HB 2412 Author: Counts, David
Last Action: Referred to Public Health
Caption: Relating to the establishment of a Rural Hospital Emergency Relief Fund; providing for the payment of grant funds to rural hospitals by the Center for Rural Health Initiatives; establishing criteria for the payment of such funds; and declaring an emergency.
HB 2496 Author: Counts, David
Last Action: Placed on intent calendar
Caption: Relating to the regulation of long-term care insurance.
HB 2743 Author: Counts, David
Last Action: Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to title insurance disclosure.
HB 2770 Author: Counts, David
Last Action: Referred to Appropriations
Caption: Relating to financing of the states insurance regulatory function and to the imposition and use of insurance maintenance taxes.
HB 2897 Author: Counts, David
Last Action: Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to the regulation of employee leasing entities; creating offenses and providing civil and criminal penalties; appropriating fees.
HJR 64 Author: Counts, David | et. al.
Last Action: Coauthor Authorized
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment relating to investments made by the Veterans' Land Board of funds in the Veterans' Land Fund or the Veterans' Housing Assistance Fund.
HR 63 Author: Counts, David
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Honoring the Roscoe High School Band.
HR 83 Author: Counts, David
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Honoring Mike Welch for his achievements in sports and academics.
HR 209 Author: Counts, David
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Congratulating Kay Looney on her receipt of the Chamber Manager of the Year award.
HR 456 Author: Counts, David
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Commending the board of trustees, administration, and faculty of the Highland Independent School District on their implementation of the Hilltop Program.
HR 625 Author: Counts, David
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Honoring Margie Keating.
HR 629 Author: Counts, David
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Commending Lester Moss on his exemplary tenure as county commissioner of Cottle County.
HR 646 Author: Counts, David
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: In memory of Elmo "Butch" Stephens, Jr., and Suzanne Stephens.
HR 647 Author: Counts, David | et. al.
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Commending Dr. William J. Kemp on the occasion of his retirement from the State Board of Dental Examiners.
HR 787 Author: Counts, David
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Commending Ruby Robinson for her exemplary contributions to the citizens of Knox City.
HR 844 Author: Counts, David
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: In memory of Don Joseph "Skipper" Hampton.
HR 858 Author: Counts, David
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Honoring American military personnel from Scurry County for their important role in Operation Desert Shield and Operation Desert Storm.
HR 859 Author: Counts, David
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Honoring American military personnel from Jones County for their important role in Operation Desert Shield and Operation Desert Storm.
HR 874 Author: Counts, David
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Welcoming Benjamin Raymond Gibson as a new citizen of Texas and congratulating Representative and Mrs. Bruce Gibson.
HR 937 Author: Counts, David
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Congratulating the Munday High School boys and girls track team.
HR 954 Author: Counts, David
Last Action: Referred to Rules & Resolutions
Caption: Honoring American military personnel from Jones County for their important role in Operation Desert Shield and Operation Desert Storm.
HR 955 Author: Counts, David
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Honoring American military personnel from Jones County for their important role in Operation Desert Shield and Operation Desert Storm.
HR 1024 Author: Counts, David
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: In memory of Don Joseph "Skipper" Hampton.
HR 1040 Author: Counts, David
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Honoring American military personnel from Jones County for their important role in Operation Desert Shield and Operation Desert Storm.
HR 1081 Author: Counts, David
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Commemorating the 100th anniversary of the organization of Borden County.
72nd 1st Called Session
HB 57 Author: Counts, David
Last Action: Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to the regulation of employee leasing entities; creating offenses and providing civil and criminal penalties; appropriating fees.
HB 67 Author: Counts, David
Last Action: Referred to Insurance
Caption: Relating to minimum standards for long-term care insurance policies.
HB 68 Author: Counts, David
Last Action: Referred to Insurance
Caption: Relating to the supervision, conservation, and liquidation of insurers.
HCR 8 Author: Counts, David
Last Action: Signed by the Governor
Caption: Honoring the United Service Organizations on the occasion of their 50th anniversary.
HR 156 Author: Counts, David
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Commending Giles Connell McCrary for his outstanding civic contributions.
HR 260 Author: Counts, David
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Congratulating B. O. and Leona Hawkins on their 60th wedding anniversary.
72nd 2nd Called Session
HB 62 Author: Counts, David | et. al.
Last Action: Effective on 1/1/92
Caption: Relating to insurance, including the regulation of insurance, the powers and duties of the Texas Department of Insurance, motor vehicle financial responsibility, and benefits for state employees; making an appropriation.
HB 98 Author: Counts, David
Last Action: Referred to Appropriations
Caption: Relating to the appropriations to the Texas Real Estate Commission for the Texas Appraiser Licensing and Certification Board.
HB 99 Author: Counts, David
Last Action: Referred to Appropriations
Caption: Relating to the salary of the commissioner of insurance; making an appropriation.
HR 22 Author: Counts, David | et. al.
Last Action: Withdrawn from calendar
Caption: Honoring Jack B. Holden and extending to him best wishes as he ends his professional association with McMurry College.
HR 31 Author: Counts, David | et. al.
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Honoring Jack B. Holden and extending to him best wishes as he ends his professional association with McMurry University.
72nd 3rd Called Session
HB 5 Author: Counts, David
Last Action: Referred to Insurance
Caption: Relating to finances of the Automobile Theft Prevention Authority; making appropriations.
HB 17 Author: Counts, David
Last Action: Referred to Business & Commerce
Caption: Relating to the proof of experience required for certification as a real estate appraiser.
HB 20 Author: Counts, David
Last Action: Referred to Agriculture & Livestock
Caption: Relating to providing for methods and procedures for the eradication of boll weevils in cotton; providing penalties.
72nd 4th Called Session
HCR 13 Author: Counts, David
Last Action: Signed by the Governor
Caption: Commemorating the centennial of the pledge of allegiance to the flag of the United States of America and joining with all citizens of this nation in honoring the principles it celebrates.
HR 60 Author: Counts, David
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Honoring Tot Bryant Jamison on the occasion of her 97th birthday.
HR 70 Author: Counts, David
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Paying tribute to the life of Hubert Edward Finley.
71st Regular Session
HB 425 Author: Counts, David
Last Action: Effective in 90 days-8/28/89
Caption: Relating to brevet promotions in state military forces.
HB 493 Author: Counts, David
Last Action: Failed to receive affirmative vote
Caption: Relating to civil liability of members of the state military forces.
HB 805 Author: Counts, David
Last Action: Referred to County Affairs
Caption: Relating to the creation, administration, powers, duties, operation, and financing of the Nolan County Hospital District; authorizing a tax; granting the authority to issue bonds; and granting the power of eminent...
HB 955 Author: Counts, David
Last Action: Referred to Economic Development
Caption: Relating to issuance of insured closing letters by title insurance companies.
HB 994 Author: Counts, David
Last Action: Pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the qualifications of retired judges to be appointed as special county judges in certain counties.
HB 995 Author: Counts, David
Last Action: Effective in 90 days-8/28/89
Caption: Relating to handling, storage, and use of flammable liquids at retail service stations.
HB 1241 Author: Counts, David
Last Action: Referred to County Affairs
Caption: Relating to the supplemental compensation paid a district judge in certain counties.
HB 1242 Author: Counts, David
Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to the career ladder for public school teachers.
HB 1382 Author: Counts, David
Last Action: Laid on table subj. to call in comm.
Caption: Relating to the inspection of certain juvenile files and records.
HB 2261 Author: Counts, David
Last Action: Referred to County Affairs
Caption: Relating to competitive bidding requirements for certain counties.
HB 2262 Author: Counts, David
Last Action: Effective on 9/1/89
Caption: Relating to expanding the definition of veteran for the purpose of qualifying for the Texas veterans land program.
HB 2263 Author: Counts, David
Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to access of criminal history record information by the adjutant general; providing a penalty.
HB 2463 Author: Counts, David | et. al.
Last Action: Referred to Appropriations
Caption: Relating to funding for the Texas State Technical Institute and extension programs operated by the institute.
HB 2464 Author: Counts, David
Last Action: Postponed in committee
Caption: Relating to the award of certain costs to persons affected by regulated activities.
HB 2542 Author: Counts, David | et. al.
Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the authority of the adjutant general to employ and arm public security officers.
HB 2576 Author: Counts, David
Last Action: Effective on 9/1/89
Caption: Relating to filling a vacancy in a nomination of a political party.
HB 3100 Author: Counts, David
Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the creation, administration, powers, duties, operation, and financing of the Salt Fork Underground Water Conservation District.
HCR 203 Author: Counts, David
Last Action: Signed by the Governor
Caption: Congratulating Harvey C. Byrd on the occasion of his retirement.
HR 104 Author: Counts, David
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Congratulating Jerry Schuchert.
HR 179 Author: Counts, David
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Congratulating the Munday High School boys' and girls' track teams.
HR 192 Author: Counts, David
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: In memory of Jerry Schuchert.
HR 250 Author: Counts, David
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Commending the Sweetwater Jaycees on their sponsorship of the World's Largest Rattlesnake Round-up.
HR 370 Author: Counts, David
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: In memory of Mr. W. C. Huffaker, Jr.
HR 371 Author: Counts, David
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Congratulating Sweetwater on being named an All-America City.
HR 388 Author: Counts, David
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Congratulating Tim Fambrough.
HR 389 Author: Counts, David
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Congratulating Ann Allen.
HR 390 Author: Counts, David
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Congratulating Ken Becker.
HR 420 Author: Counts, David
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing March 30, 1989, as National Guard Day in Texas.
HR 476 Author: Counts, David
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Commending Kenneth Norman of Sweetwater High School.
HR 492 Author: Counts, David
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Honoring Moulton Lee Wiggins.
HR 575 Author: Counts, David
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: In memory of Richard Poteet.
HR 738 Author: Counts, David
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Honoring the Garza Theatre in Post.
HR 776 Author: Counts, David
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: In memory of Seaman Edward J. Kimble.
HR 927 Author: Counts, David
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: In memory of Travis R. Horton.
71st 1st Called Session
HB 112 Author: Counts, David
Last Action: Referred to Environmental Affairs
Caption: Relating to the award of certain costs to persons affected by hazardous waste disposal well permitting procedures.
HCR 19 Author: Counts, David
Last Action: Signed by the Governor
Caption: In memory of Officer Perry Patton of the Munday Police Department.
HR 31 Author: Counts, David
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Congratulating the Munday High School girls' track and field team.
71st 2nd Called Session
HR 145 Author: Counts, David
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: In memory of Dr. Daniel B. Jackson.
HR 224 Author: Counts, David
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: In memory of B. R. Winchester.
71st 3rd Called Session
HB 39 Author: Counts, David | et. al.
Last Action: Coauthor authorized
Caption: Relating to the career ladder for public school teachers.
HB 121 Author: Counts, David
Last Action: Referred to County Affairs
Caption: Relating to the board of directors of the Nolan County Hospital District.
HR 58 Author: Counts, David
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Honoring Lee Watkins Smith.
HR 81 Author: Counts, David
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Congratulating the Munday High School girls' basketball team.
HR 100 Author: Counts, David
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Congratulating the Wylie High School girls' basketball team.
HR 101 Author: Counts, David | et. al.
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Congratulating Jeff Stein.
HR 109 Author: Counts, David
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Congratulating Cathy Guelker.
HR 110 Author: Counts, David
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Congratulating Glenn Bennett.
HR 147 Author: Counts, David
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Honoring Lee Watkins Smith.
HR 165 Author: Counts, David
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Honoring Roy DeBusk.
71st 4th Called Session
HB 24 Author: Counts, David
Last Action: Referred to Insurance
Caption: Relating to the elimination of certain continuing education requirements for legal reserve life insurance agents.
HB 54 Author: Counts, David
Last Action: Referred to Public Education
Caption: Relating to the elimination of the career ladder for public school teachers.
HB 55 Author: Counts, David
Last Action: Referred to Insurance
Caption: Relating to the deregulation of storage of gasoline, diesel fuel, aviation fuel, and kerosine in aboveground tanks at certain aircraft fueling facilities.
HB 130 Author: Counts, David
Last Action: Reported favorably with substitute
Caption: Relating to the application of the professional prosecutors law to the district attorney of the 50th Judicial District and the county attorney for Callahan County; making appropriations.
HR 222 Author: Counts, David
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing May 19 as Armed Forces Day.
71st 5th Called Session
HB 24 Author: Counts, David
Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the board of directors of the Nolan County Hospital District.
HB 74 Author: Counts, David
Last Action: Referred to Judiciary
Caption: Relating to the application of the professional prosecutors law to the district attorney of the 50th Judicial District.
HB 92 Author: Counts, David
Last Action: Referred to Insurance
Caption: Relating to the elimination of certain continuing education requirements for legal reserve life insurance agents.
HB 93 Author: Counts, David
Last Action: Reported favorably w/o amendment(s)
Caption: Relating to the deregulation of storage of gasoline, diesel fuel, aviation fuel, and kerosine in aboveground tanks at certain aircraft fueling facilities.
HR 16 Author: Counts, David
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Congratulating Mondel Rogers on being named Texas State Artist.
HR 122 Author: Counts, David | et. al.
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Commending Roy A. Baze.
HR 123 Author: Counts, David
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Congratulating the Munday High School boys and girls track team.
HR 153 Author: Counts, David
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: In memory of Vivian Elizabeth Edwards.
71st 6th Called Session
HR 70 Author: Counts, David
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Commending Susie Rhodes.