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Legislation authored by Jack Vowell

Includes legislation with Jack Vowell as the primary author for the 67th through 73rd Legislatures. For other types of authorship, search the Legislative Archive System.

73rd Regular Session
HB 968 Author: Vowell, Jack | et. al.
Last Action: Referred to Human Services
Caption: Relating to the placement of certain persons in nursing facilities and to the funding of those services.
HB 969 Author: Vowell, Jack | et. al.
Last Action: Left pending in subcommittee
Caption: Relating to corporal punishment in public schools.
HB 1392 Author: Vowell, Jack
Last Action: Laid on the table subject to call
Caption: Relating to the authority of the Texas Department of Human Services to assess monetary penalties against a home or community care provider.
HB 1509 Author: Vowell, Jack
Last Action: Referred to Human Services
Caption: Relating to abuse and neglect investigations in certain state agencies.
HB 1510 Author: Vowell, Jack
Last Action: Effective on 9/1/93
Caption: Relating to the powers and duties of the Health and Human Services Commission, the Department of Protective and Regulatory Services, the Texas Department of Health, the Texas Department of Mental Health and Mental Retardation, and other health and human services agencies, to the statewide health coordinating council, and to the Interagency Council on Early Childhood Intervention Services; providing civil and criminal penalties.
HB 1591 Author: Vowell, Jack
Last Action: Referred to Higher Education
Caption: Relating to the powers and duties of the Texas Higher Education Coordination Board concerning certain institutions of higher education.
HB 2000 Author: Vowell, Jack
Last Action: Companion considered in lieu of in committee
Caption: Relating to the provision of long-term care services to certain persons with mental retardation.
HB 2001 Author: Vowell, Jack
Last Action: Referred to Public Health
Caption: Relating to the regulation of medical rehabilitation services.
HB 2002 Author: Vowell, Jack | et. al.
Last Action: Referred to Public Health
Caption: Relating to the regulation of the provision of services to persons with certain disabilities; providing civil and criminal penalties.
HB 2003 Author: Vowell, Jack
Last Action: Referred to Public Health
Caption: Relating to illegal remuneration; providing criminal penalties; making an appropriation.
HB 2107 Author: Vowell, Jack | et. al.
Last Action: Tagged in committee
Caption: Relating to The University of Texas at El Paso.
HB 2108 Author: Vowell, Jack
Last Action: No action taken in committee
Caption: Relating to the membership of the Interagency Council on Early Childhood Intervention Services.
HB 2109 Author: Vowell, Jack
Last Action: Effective on 9/1/93
Caption: Relating to the schedule of fees adopted by the Texas Commission for the Deaf and Hearing Impaired to be paid to interpreters for persons who are deaf or hearing impaired.
HB 2557 Author: Vowell, Jack
Last Action: Effective on 9/1/93
Caption: Relating to certain prohibited activities in the food stamp program.
HB 2558 Author: Vowell, Jack
Last Action: Withdrawn from intent calendar
Caption: Relating to the validation of certain acts and proceedings of certain corporations created under the Health Facilities Development Act and to the authority of corporations created under that act to refund outstanding bonds.
HB 2559 Author: Vowell, Jack | et. al.
Last Action: Laid on the table subject to call
Caption: Relating to the provision of nutrition for women, infants, children, and the indigent.
HB 2560 Author: Vowell, Jack | et. al.
Last Action: Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the summer food service program.
HB 2561 Author: Vowell, Jack | et. al.
Last Action: Left pending in committee
Caption: relating to entities that contract with certain programs for women, infants, and children.
HB 2704 Author: Vowell, Jack
Last Action: Referred to Natural Resources
Caption: Relating to the regionalization of utility services in El Paso County, provisions for consolidation of certain water and wastewater service corporations and utility districts into a regional utility, and methods for planning, funding and operation of a regional Utility.
HB 2868 Author: Vowell, Jack
Last Action: Referred to Urban Affairs
Caption: Relating to the establishment of fiscal years in certain municipalities.
HCR 128 Author: Vowell, Jack
Last Action: Signed by the Governor
Caption: Directing all state agencies that are involved in the provision of health and human services to people with disabilities to develop and implement policies to improve access to state services by persons with disabilities and to monitor compliance with these policies by their contracted service providers.
72nd Regular Session
HB 287 Author: Vowell, Jack
Last Action: Governor submitted as emergency
Caption: Relating to the distribution of the available school fund and to a state ad valorem tax for the support of the public schools.
HB 288 Author: Vowell, Jack
Last Action: Referred to Ways & Means
Caption: Relating to an extension of the authorization of the Select Committee on Tax Equity and to the membership of that committee.
HB 382 Author: Vowell, Jack
Last Action: Referred to Ways & Means
Caption: Relating to the repeal of state taxes.
HB 621 Author: Vowell, Jack
Last Action: Laid on the table subject to call
Caption: Relating to the establishment of the comprehensive rehabilitation fund and the imposition of a fee on certain traffic convictions.
HB 970 Author: Vowell, Jack
Last Action: Referred to Appropriations
Caption: Relating to emergency appropriations to the Texas Department of Human Services.
HB 1466 Author: Vowell, Jack
Last Action: Laid on the table subject to call
Caption: Relating to the transfer of funds by certain hospital districts and state teaching hospitals to the medicaid disproportionate share fund.
HB 1641 Author: Vowell, Jack
Last Action: Referred to Labor & Employment Relations
Caption: Relating to the payment of wages.
HB 1858 Author: Vowell, Jack
Last Action: Effective on 9/1/91
Caption: Relating to the authority of the Texas Board of Health to obtain rebates from producers or marketers of food for the WIC program.
HB 1859 Author: Vowell, Jack
Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to appraisal of property exempt from taxation under Article VIII, Section 1-j of the Texas Constitution.
HB 1860 Author: Vowell, Jack
Last Action: Referred to Transportation
Caption: Relating to contracts with adjoining states concerning certain public roads and highways.
HB 1861 Author: Vowell, Jack
Last Action: Referred to Human Services
Caption: Relating to the transfer of funds by certain hospital districts and state teaching hospitals to the medicaid disproportionate share fund.
HB 1862 Author: Vowell, Jack
Last Action: Referred to Public Education
Caption: Relating to corporal punishment in public schools.
HB 2103 Author: Vowell, Jack
Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to authorizing the Rio Grande Compact Commissioner for Texas to negotiate with the Rio Grande Compact Commissioner for New Mexico to determine an appropriate share of local support matching funds to be paid by the state for the study, development, and construction of flood control and sediment control dams and for the rehabilitation of the Rio Grande floodway above the Elephant Butte Reservoir.
HB 2104 Author: Vowell, Jack
Last Action: Laid on table subject to call in committee
Caption: Relating to services and programs offered by the Texas Department of Human Services to a family after an adoption.
HB 2352 Author: Vowell, Jack
Last Action: Referred to Government Organization
Caption: Relating to certain agencies subject to review under the Texas Sunset Act.
HB 2353 Author: Vowell, Jack
Last Action: Effective on 9/1/91
Caption: Relating to changing the name of the Texas Commission for the Deaf to the Texas Commission for the Deaf and Hearing Impaired.
HB 2354 Author: Vowell, Jack
Last Action: Withdrawn from schedule
Caption: Relating to mental health services for persons who are deaf or hearing impaired.
HB 2561 Author: Vowell, Jack
Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the zoning and other regulation of the El Paso Mission Trail Historical Area; providing a penalty.
HB 2839 Author: Vowell, Jack
Last Action: Withdrawn from schedule
Caption: Relating to transferring the regulatory authority concerning convalescent and nursing homes and personal care facilities from the Texas Department of Health to the Texas Department of Human Services.
HB 2858 Author: Vowell, Jack
Last Action: No action taken in committee
Caption: Relating to the boundaries of the El Paso County Water Control and Improvement District-Westway.
HJR 22 Author: Vowell, Jack
Last Action: Governor submitted as emergency
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment relating to distribution of the available school fund and to ad valorem taxes authorized for the support of public schools.
72nd 1st Called Session
HB 7 Author: Vowell, Jack | et. al.
Last Action: Effective on 9/1/91
Caption: Relating to health and human services, including the powers and duties of the Health and Human Services Commission, Texas Department of Health, other state agencies and providers, and including the enforcement of child support obligations; creating offenses and providing penalties; authorizing the issuance of bonds.
HB 191 Author: Vowell, Jack | et. al.
Last Action: Coauthor Authorized
Caption: Relating to the levy of an assessment against certain hospitals and hospital districts and to the use of those funds; making an appropriation.
HB 211 Author: Vowell, Jack
Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the transfer of funds by certain state teaching hospitals and hospital districts and to the use of those funds for the Medicaid disproportionate share program.
HR 250 Author: Vowell, Jack
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Resolving to suspend House Rule 14, Section 9(a) to enable the conference committee appointed to resolve the differences on House Bill No. 7.
72nd 2nd Called Session
HB 64 Author: Vowell, Jack
Last Action: Effective on adoption of const. amendment
Caption: Relating to the appropriation and allocation of bonding construction funds to the Texas Department of Mental Health and Mental Retardation and the Texas Youth Commission and to special provisions governing appropriations made by the General Appropriations Act to those agencies and the Texas Department of Health.
71st Regular Session
HB 266 Author: Vowell, Jack
Last Action: Referred to Public Health
Caption: Relating to licensure standards for certain chemical dependency treatment facilities.
HB 756 Author: Vowell, Jack
Last Action: Pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the approval and supervision of state employee health programs.
HB 757 Author: Vowell, Jack
Last Action: Referred to Government Organization
Caption: Relating to the continuation, powers, and duties of the Commission on Human Rights.
HB 863 Author: Vowell, Jack
Last Action: Effective on 9/1/89
Caption: Relating to the continuation of the Texas Department of Labor and Standards under the new name, the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation, and to the administration and functions of that....
HB 984 Author: Vowell, Jack
Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to higher education and the composition, continuation, and functions of the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.
HB 998 Author: Vowell, Jack
Last Action: Withdrawn from schedule
Caption: Relating to the authority of a home-rule municipality to require that substandard buildings be vacated and that the occupants be relocated.
HB 1118 Author: Vowell, Jack
Last Action: Effective in 90 days-8/28/89
Caption: Relating to the selection of a licensed psychologist by a recipient under the Medical Assistance Program.
HB 1320 Author: Vowell, Jack | et. al.
Last Action: Pending in committee
Caption: Relating to corporal punishment in public schools.
HB 1321 Author: Vowell, Jack | et. al.
Last Action: Laid on the table subject to call
Caption: Relating to the Special Supplemental Food Program for Women, Infants, and Children.
HB 1426 Author: Vowell, Jack
Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to the continuation and operation of the State Property Tax Board.
HB 1501 Author: Vowell, Jack
Last Action: Referred to Public Education
Caption: Relating to investigation by the Central Education Agency of reports of abuse or neglect occurring in public schools.
HB 2116 Author: Vowell, Jack | et. al.
Last Action: Effective on 9/1/89
Caption: Relating to the coordination and expansion of services to youth, including the establishment of the Commission on Children, Youth, and Family Services.
HB 2117 Author: Vowell, Jack
Last Action: Effective on 9/1/89
Caption: Relating to the licensing and regulation of home health care agencies and to permits to administer medication to patients of home health agencies; providing penalties.
HB 2118 Author: Vowell, Jack | et. al.
Last Action: 1st Printing sent to Comm. on Cal.
Caption: Relating to the provision of services to runaways, truants, juveniles at risk of suffering abuse or neglect, and to abused children and the children's families.
HB 2435 Author: Vowell, Jack
Last Action: Effective in 90 days-8/28/89
Caption: Relating to the criteria used by the Texas Department on Aging to provide funds to area agencies on aging.
HB 2436 Author: Vowell, Jack
Last Action: Withdrawn from schedule
Caption: Relating to tuition at public institutions of higher education.
HB 2437 Author: Vowell, Jack
Last Action: Effective on 9/1/89
Caption: Relating to the review of certain state agencies under the Texas Sunset Act.
HB 2438 Author: Vowell, Jack
Last Action: Laid on the table subject to call
Caption: Relating to the use and removal from state agencies and other entities of telecommunication devices for the deaf.
HB 2439 Author: Vowell, Jack
Last Action: Referred to Public Health
Caption: Relating to the resale of certain drugs dispensed under the medical assistance program.
HB 2475 Author: Vowell, Jack | et. al.
Last Action: Effective on . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Caption: Relating to the reinstatement of the storage and use exclusion for property to be transported outside the state for use solely outside the state.
HB 2558 Author: Vowell, Jack
Last Action: Pending in committee
Caption: Relating to administration of, contributions to, and vesting in, the optional retirement program for faculty members of institutions of higher education.
HB 2574 Author: Vowell, Jack | et. al.
Last Action: Companion considered in lieu in comm.
Caption: Relating to the manner in which certain businesses may claim a sales and use tax exemption for exported items.
HB 2914 Author: Vowell, Jack
Last Action: No action taken in committee
Caption: Relating to the establishment of a water pollution control and abatement program by certain cities.
HB 2915 Author: Vowell, Jack
Last Action: Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
Caption: Relating to the offenses of aggravated assault and deadly assault on certain probation personnel and to defining violations of certain conditions of probation as "escape" for the purposes of the Penal Code.
HB 2916 Author: Vowell, Jack
Last Action: Laid on the table subject to call
Caption: Relating to the boundary of and the re-inclusion of certain land in the Franklin Mountains State Park.
HCR 16 Author: Vowell, Jack
Last Action: Signed by the Governor
Caption: Requesting that educational curricula for judges and law enforcement officers include information about certain procedures and services regarding mentally ill persons.
HCR 153 Author: Vowell, Jack
Last Action: Referred to Public Health
Caption: Requesting the Board of Human Services to create a special committee to review the department's drug code index used in Vendor Drug program.
HCR 158 Author: Vowell, Jack
Last Action: Received from House
Caption: Encouraging medical, dental, nursing, allied health, social work, and mental health professional and provider associations to include information about HIV transmission and prevention, infection control....
HCR 210 Author: Vowell, Jack
Last Action: Referred to Human Services
Caption: Directing the Texas Department of Human Services to establish a temporary task force to help implement the case manager pilot program for runaways.
HCR 229 Author: Vowell, Jack
Last Action: Signed by the Governor
Caption: Recognizing National Mental Illness Awareness Week.
HJR 80 Author: Vowell, Jack
Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment to authorize the exemption from ad valorem taxation by taxing units in El Paso County of certain property temporarily in the state for commercial purposes.
71st 1st Called Session
HB 123 Author: Vowell, Jack | et. al.
Last Action: Effective on 9/1/89
Caption: Relating to the transfer of funds by certain state teaching hospitals and hospital districts and the use of those funds for the Medicaid disproportionate share program; and making an appropriation.
71st 2nd Called Session
HB 109 Author: Vowell, Jack | et. al.
Last Action: Referred to Human Services
Caption: Relating to the Children's Trust Fund of Texas Council and to transferring appropriations relating to the children's trust fund.
71st 3rd Called Session
HB 111 Author: Vowell, Jack
Last Action: Referred to Appropriations
Caption: Relating to the unemployment compensation special administration fund; making appropriations to the Texas Employment Commission from that fund.
71st 4th Called Session
HB 157 Author: Vowell, Jack
Last Action: Referred to Appropriations
Caption: Relating to appropriations to the Texas Department of Human Services for the biennium August 31, 1991.
71st 5th Called Session
HB 97 Author: Vowell, Jack | et. al.
Last Action: Pending in committee
Caption: Relating to appropriations to the Texas Department of Human Services for the biennium ending August 31, 1991.
HB 98 Author: Vowell, Jack
Last Action: Pending in committee
Caption: Relating to appropriations to the Texas Department of Human Services for the biennium ending August 31, 1991.
71st 6th Called Session
HCR 26 Author: Vowell, Jack
Last Action: Signed by the Governor
Caption: Recognizing the Texas Human Investment System.
HCR 27 Author: Vowell, Jack
Last Action: Received from House
Caption: Recognizing the Benefits of the Texas Human Investment System.
70th Regular Session
HB 550 Author: Vowell, Jack
Last Action: Effective on 9/1/87
Caption: Relating to the continuation, composition, powers, and duties of the Texas Commission for the Deaf and to the evaluation of interpreters for the deaf.
HB 584 Author: Vowell, Jack
Last Action: Pending in subcommittee
Caption: Relating to the continuation, composition, powers, and duties of the Texas Department of Human Services and to the administration of programs for children, the disabled, and the elderly; providing penalties.
HB 629 Author: Vowell, Jack
Last Action: Effective in 90 days-8/31/87
Caption: Relating to the establishment of a student union fee at The University of Texas at El Paso.
HB 630 Author: Vowell, Jack
Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to the continuation, composition, powers, and duties of the Texas Diabetes Council and to the powers and duties of agencies represented on that council.
HB 793 Author: Vowell, Jack
Last Action: Referred to Public Health
Caption: Relating to the authority of the Texas Department of Mental Health and Mental Retardation and community centers to obtain criminal conviction data relating to persons employed by a provider who contracts with the department or center.
HB 1309 Author: Vowell, Jack
Last Action: Pending in committee
Caption: Relating to a career ladder program for classroom teachers.
HB 1692 Author: Vowell, Jack
Last Action: Referred to Transportation
Caption: Relating to recovery against a surety bond executed by a motor vehicle dealer.
HB 1693 Author: Vowell, Jack
Last Action: Posting rule suspended
Caption: Relating to public school finance.
HB 1998 Author: Vowell, Jack
Last Action: Comm. laid on table subj. to call
Caption: Relating to the use of state-owned buildings for child day care.
HB 1999 Author: Vowell, Jack
Last Action: Transferred to Calendars Committee
Caption: Relating to authorization for the Texas Employment Commission to provide information and technical assistance regarding child day care for public and private employees.
HB 2273 Author: Vowell, Jack
Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to regulation of distributors who transport donated USDA commodities under contract with a state agency.
HJR 78 Author: Vowell, Jack
Last Action: Referred to Ways & Means
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment relating to a state property tax for the support of public schools.
70th 2nd Called Session
HCR 48 Author: Vowell, Jack
Last Action: Signed by the Governor
Caption: Recognizing October 4-10, 1987 as National Mental Illness Awareness Week.
HR 70 Author: Vowell, Jack
Caption: Commending Herbert Morton Given.
69th Regular Session
HB 1328 Author: Vowell, Jack
Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to community centers for mental health and mental retardation services, their administration, planning, and fees, and to contracts for community-based services; amending the Texas Mental Health and Mental Retardation Act, as amended (Article 5547-201 et seg., Vernon's Texas Civil Statutes), by amending Sections 2.10, 2.12, 3.05, 3.07, 3.14, the title to Article 4, and Sections 4.01 through 4.04, and by adding Sections 2.09 and 2.12B.
HB 2093 Author: Vowell, Jack
Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to public school finance.
HB 2196 Author: Vowell, Jack
Last Action: No action taken in committee
Caption: Relating to terminology used in connection with mentally disabled persons.
HB 2511 Author: Vowell, Jack
Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the creation, administration, powers, duties, operations, financing, and organization of the Mowad Water District.
HCR 93 Author: Vowell, Jack
Last Action: Companion considered in lieu of
Caption: Appointing the Legislative Oversight Committee on Mental Health and Mental Retardation to help develop incentives for community residential services.
HCR 94 Author: Vowell, Jack
Last Action: Companion considered in lieu of
Caption: Recognizing that alcoholism has been declared to be a physical disease rather than a mental disorder.
HCR 95 Author: Vowell, Jack
Last Action: Companion considered in lieu in comm.
Caption: Requesting the cooperation of the TDMHMR and the State Board of Insurance to augment existing sources of funds for persons with mental disabilities.
HJR 80 Author: Vowell, Jack
Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment relating to a state property tax for the support of public schools.
69th 3rd Called Session
HR 92 Author: Vowell, Jack | et. al.
Caption: Honoring Representative J. Kelly Godwin.
68th Regular Session
HB 447 Author: Vowell, Jack
Last Action: Withdrawn by Author
Caption: Relating to the civil jurisdiction of the justice courts in certain counties.
HB 689 Author: Vowell, Jack
Last Action: Committee laid on table subject to call
Caption: Relating to the probation of a child-care facility or child-placing agency license suspension.
HB 2341 Author: Vowell, Jack
Last Action: Laid on the table subject to call
Caption: Relating to municipal courts of record in El Paso and creation of the El Paso Municipal Court of Appeals.
HCR 12 Author: Vowell, Jack
Last Action: Companion document considered in lieu of
Caption: Granting Borsberry Construction Co., Inc. permission to sue the state and the State Department of Highways and Public Transportation.
68th 2nd Called Session
HB 33 Author: Vowell, Jack
Last Action: See remarks
Caption: Relating to public school finance.
HCR 30 Author: Vowell, Jack
Last Action: Signed by the Governor
Caption: Recognizing General Bernardo de Galvez and his prominent role in American history and requesting that the State Board of Education and TEA seek proper recognition in history textbooks.
HJR 5 Author: Vowell, Jack
Last Action: See remarks
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment relating to a state property tax for the support of public schools.
67th Regular Session
HB 1554 Author: Vowell, Jack
Last Action: Recommendations filed with the Speaker
Caption: Creating the Haciendas Del Norte Water Improvement District.
HB 1680 Author: Vowell, Jack
Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to increases in the property tax exemptions for disabled veterans or their surviving spouses or children.
HB 1681 Author: Vowell, Jack
Last Action: Effective on . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Caption: Relating to the creation of the Crime Stoppers Commission.
HB 2389 Author: Vowell, Jack
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Judicial Affairs
Caption: Relating to certain proceedings in the municipal courts of record of El Paso.
HCR 214 Author: Vowell, Jack
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Judicial Affairs
Caption: Granting Borsberry Construction Co., Inc. permission to sue the state.
HJR 86 Author: Vowell, Jack
Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment to increase property tax exemptions for disabled veterans or their surviving spouses or children.