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Legislation authored by Bill Blackwood

Includes legislation with Bill Blackwood as the primary author for the 69th through 73rd Legislatures. For other types of authorship, search the Legislative Archive System.

73rd Regular Session
HB 396 Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to death benefits payable to the survivors of certain public servants.
HB 492 Last Action: Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the authority of certain political subdivisions to contract with certain state agencies for the enforcement of traffic laws.
HB 493 Last Action: Removed from local & uncontested calendar
Caption: Relating to certain charges in connection with a fine for violation of a motor vehicle law.
HB 494 Last Action: Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to local regulation of alcoholic beverages.
HB 709 Last Action: Effective on 9/1/93
Caption: Relating to storage fees charged by a vehicle storage facility.
HB 710 Last Action: Effective on 9/1/93
Caption: Relating to fees charged by a vehicle storage facility.
HB 711 Last Action: Senate adopts conf. comm. report-reported
Caption: Relating to the storage and sale of certain vehicles.
HB 712 Last Action: Effective on 9/1/93
Caption: Relating to solicitation by public safety organizations, public safety publications, and certain independent promoters; providing criminal and civil penalties.
HB 853 Last Action: Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
Caption: Relating to the offense of solicitation of the delivery of a controlled substance, controlled substance analogue, or dangerous drug.
HB 854 Last Action: Referred to Judicial Affairs
Caption: Relating to reports of, and suits for the protection of, abused children; providing a criminal penalty.
HB 977 Last Action: Effective on 9/1/93
Caption: Relating to the governance and name of the Law Enforcement Management Institute.
HB 1744 Last Action: Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the types of weapons in the offense of taking a weapon from a peace officer.
HB 1745 Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the financing and use of certain property by a municipality or county.
HCR 14 Last Action: Signed by the Governor
Caption: Recognizing the city of Mesquite as the official Rodeo Capital of Texas.
HR 253 Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Declaring February 16, 1993, as "Make It Mesquite" Day at the Texas Capitol.
HR 420 Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Designating the week of March 21-27, 1993, as Inhalant and Poison Awareness Week.
HR 535 Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Designating April 14, 1993, as Drug Abuse Prevention Day.
72nd Regular Session
HB 483 Last Action: Referred to Corrections
Caption: Relating to the transfer to or from Texas of persons released on probation, parole, or mandatory supervision following conviction of an offense.
HB 484 Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the terms of the members of the board of directors of the Law Enforcement Management Institute.
HB 485 Last Action: Laid on the table subject to call
Caption: Relating to the offense of failure to identify oneself to a peace officer.
HB 809 Last Action: Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to death benefits payable to the survivors of certain public servants.
HB 943 Last Action: Reported from s/c favorably with substitute
Caption: Relating to the eligibility of certain municipalities to adopt an additional sales and use tax to reduce property taxes.
HB 1243 Last Action: 1st Printing sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to state employee suggestions regarding productivity of state government.
HB 1339 Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to motorcycle training courses and protective headgear; providing a penalty.
HB 1454 Last Action: Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the use of a solicitor by certain law enforcement organizations; providing criminal and civil penalties.
HB 1647 Last Action: Referred directly to subcommittee by chair
Caption: Relating to the appraisal of property for ad valorem tax purposes and the administration of appraisal districts.
HB 2331 Last Action: 1st Printing sent to Local&Consent Calendars
Caption: Relating to the withdrawal of prepaid funeral funds.
HB 2411 Last Action: Effective in 90 days -- 8/26/91
Caption: Relating to county enforcement in unincorporated areas of public health laws.
HR 333 Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Declaring March 13, 1991, "Make It Mesquite" Day at the Texas Capitol.
HR 349 Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Welcoming Dr. Carlos Norberto Cagliotti and Dr. Horacio David Pacheco.
HR 532 Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing April 22-26, 1991, as "Make it Mesquite - Drug Free Week".
HR 560 Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Honoring Dr. Nancy Blackwood as one of our state's top educators.
HR 631 Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Honoring General John Thomas Honeycutt and commending him for his outstanding record of military service.
HR 632 Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Commending Dr. Justus D. Sundermann for his outstanding achievement in designing the Eastfield Academy of Sciences and Technologies.
HR 810 Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: In memory of Officer Travis Williams.
HR 1029 Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Commending Laverne Crawford for her many years of service to the State of Texas.
72nd 1st Called Session
HB 16 Last Action: Referred to Business & Commerce
Caption: Relating to the use of a solicitor by certain law enforcement organizations; providing criminal and civil penalties.
HB 17 Last Action: Referred to Retirement & Aging
Caption: Relating to death benefits payable to the survivors of certain public servants.
71st Regular Session
HB 206 Last Action: Pending in committee
Caption: Relating to fees for services provided in criminal cases.
HB 381 Last Action: Referred to Public Safety
Caption: Relating to payments of assistance by State and its political subdivisions to survivors of law enforcement officers killed in performance of their duties.
HB 397 Last Action: No action taken in subcommittee
Caption: Relating to the punishment for the offense of driving while intoxicated if the defendant commits the offense while driving without a license or driving in violation of license restrictions.
HB 398 Last Action: Laid on table subj. to call in s/c
Caption: Relating to consent of a driver to submit to the taking of specimens of breath or blood.
HB 399 Last Action: Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
Caption: Relating to the repeal of provisions of the Code of Criminal Procedure relating to peace bonds.
HB 407 Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to persons who are authorized to conduct marriage ceremonies.
HB 459 Last Action: Laid on table subj. to call in comm.
Caption: Relating to the offense of failure to identify oneself to a peace officer; providing penalties.
HB 482 Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to the imposition of punishment in a new trial awarded by an appellate court and limited to the issue of punishment.
HB 516 Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to the suspension of a student from participation in extracurricular activities.
HB 517 Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to the date on which the attendance of students may begin for the first semester of the regular school term.
HB 525 Last Action: Pending in subcommittee
Caption: Relating to the eligibility of certain municipalities to adopt an additional sales and use tax to reduce property taxes.
HB 718 Last Action: Pending in committee
Caption: Relating to alcoholic beverages in motor vehicles.
HB 730 Last Action: Referred to Public Education
Caption: Relating to class size limitations on public school classes.
HB 731 Last Action: Effective on 9/1/89
Caption: Relating to the creation of the offense of taking or attempting to take a weapon from a peace officer.
HB 814 Last Action: Referred to Transportation
Caption: Relating to the dismissal of the charge of driving with an expired motor vehicle registration, an expired driver's license, or an expired vehicle inspection certificate, if the defendant has remedied....
HB 1082 Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to the use of municipal hotel occupancy tax revenue to promote local business development.
HB 1468 Last Action: Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
Caption: Relating to the disposition of abandoned or unclaimed property.
HB 1560 Last Action: Referred to Public Safety
Caption: Relating to the creation of a state criminal task force coordinating committee.
HB 1561 Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to creation and operation of a state manufacturing institute.
HB 1607 Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to the use of certain information relating to hotel occupancy taxes; providing a penalty.
HB 1658 Last Action: 1st Printing sent to Comm. on Cal.
Caption: Relating to imposition and use of court costs imposed upon conviction of a criminal offense.
HB 2005 Last Action: Reported from s/c favorably w/sub.
Caption: Relating to the offenses of driving while intoxicated and involuntary manslaughter involving the use of a motor vehicle and to the civil and criminal consequences of those offenses, including the suspension of....
HB 2022 Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to penalties and damages for failure to give proper notification regarding possible exposure of certain public employees to a reportable disease.
HB 2023 Last Action: Companion considered in lieu in comm.
Caption: Relating to state mental health and substance abuse services and programs for children, families of children, and adults.
HB 2035 Last Action: 1st Printing sent to Comm. on Cal.
Caption: Relating to the disposition of property removed by a landlord from a rental dwelling abandoned by a tenant.
HB 2336 Last Action: Failed to receive affirmative vote
Caption: Relating to the issuance of essential needs licenses.
HB 2337 Last Action: Laid on table subj. to call in s/c
Caption: Relating to the creation of the offenses for delivery, sale, or manufacture of inhalant paraphernalia used with volatile chemicals, abusable glues, or aerosol paints and to the monitoring and enforcing of regulations....
HB 2569 Last Action: Referred to Labor & Employment Rel.
Caption: Relating to the education, licensing, and regulation of bail bondsmen; providing a penalty.
HB 2801 Last Action: Referred to Corrections
Caption: Relating to the eligibility of certain felons for court-ordered probation and release on parole or mandatory supervision.
HJR 22 Last Action: Pending in committee
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing commissioners courts of counties to set reasonable fees for services provided in criminal cases to be assessed against defendants on conviction.
HR 472 Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing March 28, 1989, as City of Mesquite Day in Texas.
HR 564 Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Congratulating Stephen Andrew Fagin.
HR 873 Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: In memory of law enforcement officer Gary McCarthy.
71st 2nd Called Session
HB 46 Last Action: Reported favorably w/o amendment(s)
Caption: Relating to the location of the boundaries of the Dallas County Water Control and Improvement District No. 6 and the validation of annexation of territory.
71st 3rd Called Session
HR 26 Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Honoring the Mesquite Championship Rodeo.
HR 27 Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing the Mesquite Balloonfest.
HR 114 Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Honoring Congressman Robert Roe of New Jersey.
HR 127 Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing April 23-27, 1990, as Substance Abuse Awareness Week in Mesquite.
71st 4th Called Session
HR 85 Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Honoring Dr. Herbert H. Shore.
71st 5th Called Session
HCR 24 Last Action: Signed by the Governor
Caption: Commending TEES and the Texas A & M University System.
HR 54 Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Commending Jewell Westmoreland.
70th Regular Session
HB 38 Last Action: No action taken in subcommittee
Caption: Relating to the authority of a peace officer to make warrantless arrests outside his jurisdiction and to his duties after making the arrest.
HB 39 Last Action: Effective in 90 days-8/31/87
Caption: Relating to the frequency of meetings conducted by a county bail bond board.
HB 108 Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to certain fees assessed to the Texas Cosmetology Commission; providing penalties.
HB 169 Last Action: 1 hr. notice-for consideration
Caption: Relating to immunity for the reporting of child abuse.
HB 171 Last Action: Comm. laid on table subj. to call
Caption: Relating to requiring hospital administrators or their designees to request certain persons to consent to anatomical gifts.
HB 172 Last Action: Comm. laid on table subj. to call
Caption: Relating to the offenses of interference with child custody and enticing a child.
HB 173 Last Action: Effective on 1/1/88
Caption: Relating to the offenses of abuse, sale, or delivery of certain volatile chemicals, to the offenses of abuse or delivery of certain glues and aerosol paints, to the offenses of use or possession with intent to use inhalant paraphernalia, to inhalant abuse information, and to conduct indicating a need for supervision related to the abuse of those substances.
HB 291 Last Action: Pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the recovery of attorney's fees in certain civil cases.
HB 313 Last Action: Effective on 9/1/87
Caption: Relating to the evaluation of certain criminal defendants to determine a need for drug or alcohol counseling and to the cost of the evaluation.
HB 314 Last Action: Coauthor authorized
Caption: Relating to persons who are authorized to conduct marriage ceremonies.
HB 324 Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to the repeal or provisions of the Code of Criminal Procedure relating to peace bonds.
HB 341 Last Action: Coauthor authorized
Caption: Relating to an administrative suspension of the driver's license of a person operating a motor vehicle if the person is suspected of having an alcohol concentration of 0.10 or greater.
HB 374 Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to alcoholic beverages in motor vehicles; providing criminal penalties.
HB 379 Last Action: 1st Printing sent to Comm. on Cal.
Caption: Relating to consent of a driver to submit to the taking of specimens of breath or blood.
HB 406 Last Action: Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
Caption: Relating to the information required on bail bonds and personal bonds and the manner of taking forfeiture of a bond.
HB 427 Last Action: Coauthor authorized
Caption: Relating to eligibility of certain members for service retirement benefits from the Texas Municipal Retirement System.
HB 438 Last Action: Tagged in committee
Caption: Relating to increasing the fine for certain Class C misdemeanors and to the jurisdiction of county, justice, and municipal courts.
HB 621 Last Action: Considered in public hearing
Caption: Relating to the manner in which a specimen of blood is taken following an arrest for driving while intoxicated.
HB 622 Last Action: Referred to Finance
Caption: Relating to the deadline for filing a protest of a property tax determination.
HB 653 Last Action: Coauthor authorized
Caption: Relating to the punishment for the offense of driving while intoxicated if the defendant commits the offense while driving without a license or driving in violation of license restrictions.
HB 755 Last Action: Referred to Finance
Caption: Relating to the deadline for filing a rendition statement or property report for property tax purposes.
HB 784 Last Action: Effective in 90 days-8/31/87
Caption: Relating to the representation on a county bail bond board of a county judge through a designee.
HB 1407 Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to a state support for the National Center for Manufacturing Sciences.
HB 1527 Last Action: 1st Printing sent to Comm. on Cal.
Caption: Relating to the disposition of certain weapons.
HB 1528 Last Action: Pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the creation of a Law Enforcement Management Insititute under the direction of the Commission on Law Enforcement Officer Standards and Education.
HR 250 Caption: Honoring Neal Gay, a founder of the Mesquite Rodeo.
HR 251 Caption: Congratulating the City of Mesquite on its centennial.
HR 285 Caption: Recognizing April 19-25, 1987, as Inhalant Abuse Awareness Week.
HR 467 Caption: Commending the Mesquite Police Officers Association.
70th 2nd Called Session
HJR 10 Last Action: Laid on the table subject to call
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment providing that certain justice precincts may contain more than one justice of the peace court.
HR 147 Caption: In memory of Melanie Finley and Tonya Smith.
HR 209 Caption: In memory of those who died in the Guadalupe River tragedy.
69th Regular Session
HB 382 Last Action: Testimony received in committee
Caption: Relating to appraising the performance of public school teachers.
HB 383 Last Action: Referred to Public Education
Caption: Relating to providing for suspension or expulsion of a student under a school districts' discipline management program.
HB 384 Last Action: Referred to Public Education
Caption: Relating to class size averages and limits at certain grade levels in public schools.
HB 623 Last Action: Referred to Jurisprudence
Caption: Relating to immunity for the reporting of child abuse.
HB 824 Last Action: Returned from Senate as amended
Caption: Relating to the authority of a peace officer to make warrantless arrests outside his jurisdiction and to his duties after making the arrest.
HB 854 Last Action: Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
Caption: Relating to the payment of fines, costs, and fees as a condition of parole.
HB 1225 Last Action: Effective on . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Caption: Relating to the continuation of procedures for the allocation of the state ceiling on certain housing bonds.
HB 1338 Last Action: Referred to Elections
Caption: Relating to documentation of facts contained in campaign communications or political advertising; providing a penalty.
HB 1434 Last Action: 1st Printing sent to Comm. on Cal.
Caption: Relating to the offenses of interference with child custody and enticing a child.
HB 1726 Last Action: Referred to Judiciary
Caption: Relating to the enforcement of certain property agreement settlements that become a part of a divorce or annulment decree.
HB 1747 Last Action: Effective on . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Caption: Relating to the deposit in interest-bearing accounts of money seized in connection with certain controlled substances violations and gambling violations.
HB 2423 Last Action: Effective on . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Caption: Relating to the reporting of child abuse and taking possession without a court order of a child suspected to be a child abuse victim.
HB 2424 Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to civil and criminal liability for false reporting of child abuse.
HR 385 Caption: Commending Mr. Jay Thompson on his illustrious career and extending to him best wishes for continued happiness and success.
HR 386 Caption: Commending Dr. Ralph H. Poteet on his illustrious career and extending to him best wishes for continued happiness and success.