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Legislation authored by Chris V. Semos

Includes legislation with Chris V. Semos as the primary author for the 34th through 67th Legislatures. For other types of authorship, search the Legislative Archive System. Author information is not complete for the 43rd through 45th Legislatures or for sessions prior to the 34th.

67th Regular Session
HB 228 Author: Semos, Chris V.
Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the location of meetings of the Metric System Advisory Council.
HB 366 Author: Semos, Chris V.
Last Action: Laid on the table subject to call
Caption: Relating to the penalties for certain offenses committed against children.
HB 560 Author: Semos, Chris V.
Last Action: Effective on . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Caption: Relating to special elections to fill vacancies in the office of school trustee in certain school districts.
HB 563 Author: Semos, Chris V.
Last Action: Effective on . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Caption: Relating to the authority of commissioners courts in certain counties to charge admission fees to county-operated museums, historical sites, or historical buildings and to the disposition and use of the fees.
HB 564 Author: Semos, Chris V.
Last Action: Committee report printed and sent to Committee on Calendars
Caption: Relating to the filing of candidates' contribution and expenditure statements.
HB 600 Author: Semos, Chris V.
Last Action: Subcommittee laid on table subject to call
Caption: Relating to the participation by cities and unincorporated areas in a regional transportation authority in metropolitan areas.
HB 748 Author: Semos, Chris V.
Last Action: No action taken
Caption: Relating to the creation of nine judicial districts composed of Dallas County.
HB 749 Author: Semos, Chris V.
Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to liability permitted on real property for recreational purposes.
HB 1438 Author: Semos, Chris V.
Last Action: Committee report printed and sent to Committee on Calendars
Caption: Relating to small business loan guarantee program.
HB 1570 Author: Semos, Chris V.
Last Action: Effective on . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Caption: Relating to the escheat of abandoned travelers checks.
HB 1571 Author: Semos, Chris V.
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Judicial Affairs
Caption: Relating to creation of eight judicial districts composed of Dallas County.
HB 1572 Author: Semos, Chris V.
Last Action: Effective on . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Caption: Relating to unmanned teller machines and remote facilities and drive-in/walk-up facilities for banks.
HB 1823 Author: Semos, Chris V.
Last Action: Reported from subcommittee favorably without amendments
Caption: Relating to creation of a state agency to promote industrial development, small business development, travel, and film production in this state.
HB 1974 Author: Semos, Chris V.
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Transportation
Caption: Relating to a driving safety course as an alternative to prosecution for certain traffic offenses.
HB 1986 Author: Semos, Chris V.
Last Action: Effective on . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Caption: Relating to the construction and operation of a museum and to the allocation of certain cigarette taxes.
HB 2345 Author: Semos, Chris V.
Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to the authority to create municipal courts of record in the city of Dallas and to provisions for the operation of the courts and appeals from the municipal courts of record.
HB 2348 Author: Semos, Chris V.
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Liquor Regulation
Caption: Amending the Alcoholic Beverage Code by permitting manufacturers to serve free samples of their product at convention or trade shows.
HCR 46 Author: Semos, Chris V.
Last Action: Signed by the Governor
Caption: Requesting Texas Congressional delegation to seek issuance of a stamp commemorating the Texas Sesquicentennial.
HCR 47 Author: Semos, Chris V.
Last Action: Signed by the Governor
Caption: Requesting U.S. Postal Service to issue a stamp commemorating Texas Sesquicentennial.
HCR 117 Author: Semos, Chris V.
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Judicial Affairs
Caption: Granting Boston Cook Company permission to sue the state.
HCR 204 Author: Semos, Chris V.
Last Action: Reported from committee favorably without amendments
Caption: Commending the partnership between the state and private businesses and professional individuals who support the arts.
HJR 71 Author: Semos, Chris V.
Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment relating to the guarantee of small business loans by the state.
HR 11 Author: Semos, Chris V.
Caption: Relating to nomination procedure for Speaker.
HR 63 Author: Semos, Chris V.
Caption: In memory of James R. Temple.
HR 246 Author: Semos, Chris V.
Caption: Welcoming the Pro-line Corporation to Texas.
HR 366 Author: Semos, Chris V.
Caption: Congratulating Roy Orr.
67th 1st Called Session
HR 22 Author: Semos, Chris V.
Caption: In memory of Walter Lewis "Lew" Sterrett.
67th 2nd Called Session
HB 5 Author: Semos, Chris V.
Last Action: Coauthor authorized
Caption: Relating to the Texas 1986 Sesquicentennial Commission.
66th Regular Session
HB 169 Author: Semos, Chris V.
Last Action: Motion lost to suspend reg order (to consider on 2nd reading)
Caption: Relating to compensation of certain resident physicians.
HB 378 Author: Semos, Chris V.
Last Action: Laid on the table
Caption: Expressly repealing an Act relating to district clerk fees that previously was impliedly repealed.
HB 788 Author: Semos, Chris V.
Last Action: Considered by committee in public hearing
Caption: Relating to the age of criminal responsibility.
HB 940 Author: Semos, Chris V.
Last Action: Read third time
Caption: Relating to the taxation of certain buses and repair and replacement parts for certain buses.
HB 1379 Author: Semos, Chris V.
Last Action: Laid on the table subject to call
Caption: Relating to creation of a commission to coordinate celebrations of the 150th anniversary of Texas' independence as a republic and progress as a state.
HB 1449 Author: Semos, Chris V.
Last Action: Considered by committee in public hearing
Caption: Relating to retention of certain advertising along highways in the interstate or primary system.
HB 1450 Author: Semos, Chris V.
Last Action: Considered by subcommittee in public hearing
Caption: Relating to creation of the 286th and 287th Judicial Districts, composed of Dallas County.
HB 1652 Author: Semos, Chris V.
Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to public membership on governing boards of certain state regulatory agencies.
HB 1687 Author: Semos, Chris V.
Last Action: Reported from subcommittee with substitute
Caption: Relating to the creation of a regional transportation authority in metropolitan areas; providing for elections; providing for subregional boards and an executive committee; authorizing the issuance of bonds; authorizing the levy and collection of a sales and use tax; providing for security personnel commissioned as peace officers; authorizing the adoption of rules and regulations.
HB 1867 Author: Semos, Chris V.
Last Action: Considered by subcommittee in public hearing
Caption: Relating to the creation of certain new judicial districts.
HB 2018 Author: Semos, Chris V.
Last Action: Posting rule suspended
Caption: Relating to the definition of the term "religious worship" for purposes of determining property exempt taxation.
HB 2019 Author: Semos, Chris V.
Last Action: Posting rule suspended
Caption: Relating to the exemption of property tax of an actual place of religious worship.
HB 2188 Author: Semos, Chris V.
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Judicial Affairs
Caption: Relating to creation of the County Criminal Courts Nos.8,9,10, and 11 of Dallas County.
HCR 29 Author: Semos, Chris V.
Last Action: Signed by the Governor
Caption: Commending the Dallas Cowboys.
HCR 51 Author: Semos, Chris V.
Last Action: Signed by the Governor
Caption: Granting Library Bureau permission to sue the state.
HCR 69 Author: Semos, Chris V.
Last Action: Signed by the Governor
Caption: In memory of the Honorable Tom King, former member of the Texas House.
HR 42 Author: Semos, Chris V.
Caption: Congratulating Representative Clay Smothers.
65th Regular Session
HB 220 Author: Semos, Chris V.
Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Adding the president of North Texas State University to the membership of the Natural Fiber and Protein Commission.
HB 221 Author: Semos, Chris V.
Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to bail pending appeal.
HB 290 Author: Semos, Chris V.
Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to inclusion of judges of statutory county courts in the state judicial retirement system and credit for prior service as a judge of these courts.
HB 341 Author: Semos, Chris V.
Last Action: Considered by subcommittee in formal meeting
Caption: Relating to the admission in evidence of statements of an accused.
HB 770 Author: Semos, Chris V.
Last Action: Considered by committee in public hearing
Caption: Relating to the operation of vehicles used to transport ready-mixed concrete.
HB 794 Author: Semos, Chris V.
Last Action: Assigned to General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to increasing the maximum hotel occupancy tax for cities to four percent.
HB 857 Author: Semos, Chris V.
Last Action: Assigned to Consent Calendar
Caption: Relating to persons authorized to conduct marriage ceremonies.
HB 1159 Author: Semos, Chris V.
Last Action: Assigned to General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to enacting the Southern Growth Policies Agreement.
HB 1302 Author: Semos, Chris V.
Last Action: Coauthor authorized
Caption: Relating to commissioning certain housing security officers as peace officers.
HB 1407 Author: Semos, Chris V.
Last Action: Considered by subcommittee in formal meeting
Caption: Relating to qualifications for membership on the State Board of Registration for Professional Engineers.
HB 2139 Author: Semos, Chris V.
Last Action: Referred to Subcommittee on Judicial Districts
Caption: Relating to the creation, jurisdiction, administration, and procedures of the Courts of Domestic Relations Nos. 5, 6, 7, and 8 of Dallas County; making other provisions relative to the courts of Dallas County.
HB 2140 Author: Semos, Chris V.
Last Action: Referred to Subcommittee on Judicial Districts
Caption: Relating to the creation, jurisdiction, administration, and procedures of the Juvenile Court No. 3 of Dallas County; making other provisions relative to the courts of Dallas County.
HB 2141 Author: Semos, Chris V.
Last Action: Effective in 90 days
Caption: Relating to creation, jurisdiction, administration, and procedures of the County Criminal Courts Nos. 6 and 7 of Dallas County and making other provisions relative to the County Criminal Courts of Dallas County.
HB 2142 Author: Semos, Chris V.
Last Action: Effective in 90 days
Caption: Relating to the creation, jurisdiction, administration, and procedures of the County Court of Dallas County at Law No. 5; making other provisions relative to the County Court of Dallas County at Law.
HB 2143 Author: Semos, Chris V.
Last Action: Referred to Subcommittee on Judicial Districts
Caption: Relating to the creation of two judicial districts, each composed of Dallas County.
HB 2256 Author: Semos, Chris V.
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Intergovernmental Affairs
Caption: Relating to the issuance of certificates of indebtedness by Dallas County.
HCR 169 Author: Semos, Chris V.
Last Action: Referred to Committee on State Affairs
Caption: Creating an interim comittee to study possible scope and character of a Texas Sesquicentennial Celebration in 1986.
HCR 193 Author: Semos, Chris V.
Last Action: Signed by the Governor
Caption: Instructing the chief clerk to correct an error in HB2141.
HJR 19 Author: Semos, Chris V.
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Constitutional Amendments
Caption: Proposing an amendment to Article V of the Texas Constitution by adding Section 1-c to authorize the Legislature to provide for retirement and compensation paid by the state for judges of statutory county courts and for automatic retirement at a certain age.
HR 113 Author: Semos, Chris V.
Caption: Relating to authorizing the Committee on Business and Industry to study programs of the Texas Tourist Development Agency.
HR 124 Author: Semos, Chris V.
Caption: Relating to directing a subcommittee of the Committee on Consumer Protection to study fire protection and prevention laws.
65th 2nd Called Session
HR 41 Author: Semos, Chris V.
Caption: Commending Representative Fred Orr.
HR 42 Author: Semos, Chris V.
Caption: Commending Representative T. H. McDonald, Sr.
64th Regular Session
HB 532 Author: Semos, Chris V.
Last Action: Effective in 90 days
Caption: Relating to the practice of engineering.
HB 597 Author: Semos, Chris V.
Last Action: Reported from subcommittee favorably without amendments
Caption: Relating to the offense of failing to report child abuse or neglect.
HB 650 Author: Semos, Chris V.
Last Action: Reported from committee favorably without amendments
Caption: Relating to allowing recovery of costs by certain hospital districts for care of nonresident, indigent, and needy persons.
HB 651 Author: Semos, Chris V.
Last Action: Effective in 90 days
Caption: Providing an administrative assistant to each of the judges of the County Criminal Court of Dallas County, the County Criminal Court No. 2 of Dallas County, the County Criminal Court No. 3 of Dallas county, the County Criminal Court No. 4 of Dallas County, the County Criminal Court No. 5 of Dallas County, and the County Criminal Court of Appeals of Dallas County.
HB 652 Author: Semos, Chris V.
Last Action: Effective in 90 days
Caption: Relating to the penalty imposed for a deceptive business practice.
HB 882 Author: Semos, Chris V.
Last Action: Considered by committee in public hearing
Caption: Relating to disposition of animals found to have been cruelly treated.
HB 912 Author: Semos, Chris V.
Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to bail pending appeal; providing for the denial or revocation of bail and cancellation of bonds in certain instances.
HB 925 Author: Semos, Chris V.
Last Action: Motion to reconsider spread on the Journal
Caption: Relating to the powers and employees of, and the disposition of funds held by, the Private Employment Agency Board.
HB 1289 Author: Semos, Chris V.
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Intergovernmental Affairs
Caption: Relating to pension systems for firemen, policemen, and fire alarm operators in certain cities in the State.
HB 1399 Author: Semos, Chris V.
Last Action: Considered by committee in public hearing
Caption: Relating to military service credit for members of the Texas County and District Retirement System.
HB 1464 Author: Semos, Chris V.
Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to establishment, operation, and financing of public transportation systems in certain metropolitan areas.
HB 1669 Author: Semos, Chris V.
Last Action: Reported from committee favorably with amendments
Caption: Authorizing the State Board of Control to convey certain land in Dallas County to the City of Dallas for public museum purposes with provision for reversion of title to the State of Texas under certain conditions.
HB 1670 Author: Semos, Chris V.
Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to the election of members of the governing board of certain countywide community college districts from single-member trustee districts and to the dates and manner of conducting the elections.
HB 1671 Author: Semos, Chris V.
Last Action: Coauthor authorized
Caption: Providing a sales and use tax ememption for the receipts from the sale of, or the storage, use, or other consumption of tangible personal property that becomes an ingredient or component part of certain defined newspapers, and to provide a sales and use tax exemption for the receipts from the printing and sales of certain defined newspapers, or components thereof, under certain limited circumstances.
HB 1720 Author: Semos, Chris V.
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Revenue and Taxation
Caption: Relating to the date of each month on which every distributor shall make and deliver a report to the Comptroller.
HB 1721 Author: Semos, Chris V.
Last Action: Reported from committee favorably without amendments
Caption: Relating to the date on which payment for stamps and meters received in August of each year shall be paid in full.
HJR 55 Author: Semos, Chris V.
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Constitutional Revision
Caption: Relating to requiring all hospital districts to operate pursuant to the federal constitutional authorization.
HJR 84 Author: Semos, Chris V.
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Constitutional Revision
Caption: Relating to the denial of bail to certain persons charged with a felony offense.
HR 172 Author: Semos, Chris V.
Caption: Relating to requesting the Committee on Business and Industry to conduct an interim study regarding the expansion of the international division of the Texas Industrial Commission.
HR 173 Author: Semos, Chris V.
Caption: Relating to requesting the Committee on Business and Industry to conduct an interim study relating to consumer protection on automobile repair.
HR 174 Author: Semos, Chris V.
Caption: Relating to requesting the Committee on Business and Industry to conduct an interim study on the Texas Tourist Development Agency.
HR 188 Author: Semos, Chris V.
Caption: Requesting the Committee on Business and Industry to study implementation of the metric system.
63rd Regular Session
HB 326 Author: Semos, Chris V.
Last Action: Considered in public hearing
Caption: Relating to admission in evidence of statements of an accused.
HB 361 Author: Semos, Chris V.
Last Action: Filed without Governor's signature
Caption: Relating to exemption from the property tax and from the franchise tax for certain nonprofit corporations providing homes for the handicapped or elderly persons.
HB 461 Author: Semos, Chris V.
Last Action: Signed by the Governor
Caption: Relating to service of process on foreign corporations, joint stock companies or associations, or acting corporations or associations.
HB 594 Author: Semos, Chris V.
Last Action: Considered in public hearing
Caption: Relating to changing the name of a junior college district to community college district.
HB 595 Author: Semos, Chris V.
Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to removing the exemption from the Limited Sales, Excise and Use Tax for certain machinery and equipment used on farms and ranches.
HB 813 Author: Semos, Chris V.
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Elections
Caption: Relating to primary elections and conventions held by political parties; changing the dates of the primaries and conventions and related actions; making procedural changes incidental to the change in dates; also making certain changes in addition to those necessitated by the change in dates; prescribing criminal penalties.
HB 1195 Author: Semos, Chris V.
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Appropriations
Caption: Relating to allocation of funds in the Omnibus Tax Clearance Fund for construction of trails for hiking, bicycling, and horseback riding.
HB 1196 Author: Semos, Chris V.
Last Action: Signed by the Governor
Caption: Relating to the application of certain motor vehicle laws to motor-assisted bicycles.
HB 1201 Author: Semos, Chris V.
Last Action: Signed by the Governor
Caption: Relating to fraudulently obtaining telecommunications services; providing penalties; and declaring an emergency.
HB 1328 Author: Semos, Chris V.
Last Action: Signed by the Governor
Caption: Relating to foot health care services and procedures under the Medical Assistance Act of 1967; providing for severability.
HB 1334 Author: Semos, Chris V.
Last Action: Committee hearing date
Caption: Relating to the penalty for failing to file certain reports with the Texas Water Rights Commission.
HB 1414 Author: Semos, Chris V.
Last Action: Signed by the Governor
Caption: Relating to the penalty for failure to report suspected or known child abuse or neglect.
HR 23 Author: Semos, Chris V.
Caption: Naming House Committee Room G-13 the Lyndon Baines Johnson Committee Room.
63rd 1st Called Session
HCR 5 Author: Semos, Chris V.
Last Action: Signed by the Governor
Caption: In memory of the Honorable Joseph P. Hawn.
62nd Regular Session
HB 502 Author: Semos, Chris V.
Caption: Relating to providing an exemption from the franchise tax for certain nonprofit corporations engaged in the business of owning residential property used as cooperative housing.
HB 503 Author: Semos, Chris V.
Caption: Relating to the lane in which traffic shalll proceed in certain conditions on certain highways.
HB 504 Author: Semos, Chris V.
Caption: Relating to the appointment, powers, and duties of certain reserve police officers.
HB 578 Author: Semos, Chris V.
Caption: Relating to making appropriations for and directing payment of certain miscellaneous claims and judgments out of Special Funds designated herein.
HB 708 Author: Semos, Chris V. | et. al.
Caption: Relating to defining certain deceptive practices in the conduct of any trade or commerce, making unlawful the conduct of certain sales operations in which certain conditional promises of rebate or payment are made.
HB 709 Author: Semos, Chris V. | et. al.
Caption: Relating to the Texas Franchise Association Act.
HB 710 Author: Semos, Chris V. | et. al.
Caption: Relating to the Texas Franchise Investment and Association Act. Establishing the State Securities Commissioner as the administrator, setting penalties, providing certain fees.
HB 909 Author: Semos, Chris V. | et. al.
Caption: Relating to discriminatory action by state or local government officers or employees.
HB 952 Author: Semos, Chris V.
Caption: Relating to making appropriations for and directing payment of miscellaneous claims out of General Revenue Fund as designated herein.
HB 1090 Author: Semos, Chris V. | et. al.
Caption: Relating to a campus of Texas State Technical Institute in Grand Prairie.
HCR 50 Author: Semos, Chris V. | et. al.
Caption: In memory of Deputy William Don Reese.
HCR 76 Author: Semos, Chris V. | et. al.
Caption: Inviting the Honorable Lyndon B. Johnson to address a Joint Session.
HCR 108 Author: Semos, Chris V. | et. al.
Caption: In memory of Albert N. Jackson.
HR 130 Author: Semos, Chris V. | et. al.
Caption: Honoring Christodoulos Kallos on his consecration as Bishop John of Thermon.
HR 308 Author: Semos, Chris V.
Caption: Congratulating Six Flags Over Texas on its tenth anniversary.
62nd 3rd Called Session
HCR 29 Author: Semos, Chris V.
Caption: Welcoming the Twenty-first Biennial Clergy-Laity Congress of the Greek Orthodox Church in North and South America and congratulating the Archdiocese upon its 50th Anniversary.
HR 76 Author: Semos, Chris V.
Caption: Welcoming the Twenty-First Biennial Clergy-Laity Congress of the Greek Orthodox Church.
61st Regular Session
HB 15 Author: Semos, Chris V. | et. al.
Caption: Relating to authorizing the issuance of revenue bonds to provide hospital facilities for hospital districts; prescribing a severability provision.
HB 366 Author: Semos, Chris V. | et. al.
Caption: Relating to authorizing the issuance of revenue bonds to provide hospital facilities for any hospital district in certain counties; providing for the levy of taxes for hospital district operation and maintenance expenses.
HB 1006 Author: Semos, Chris V. | et. al.
Caption: Relating to defining offenses relating to theft, use, possession, purchase, sale, retention, forgery, fraud, possession of equipment or materials, and other activities connected with credit cards; prescribing penalties.
HB 1052 Author: Semos, Chris V. | et. al.
Caption: Relating to the determination of the salaries of court reporters.
60th Regular Session
HB 620 Author: Semos, Chris V. | et. al.
Caption: Relating to amending certain acts so as to authorize the county to make further provision for the security and payment of bonds issued thereunder by the levy of a limited ad valorem tax.