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Legislation authored by Jerry L. Benedict

Includes legislation with Jerry L. Benedict as the primary author for the 65th through 67th Legislatures. For other types of authorship, search the Legislative Archive System.

67th Regular Session
HB 247 Last Action: Effective on . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Caption: Relating to occupational and professional licensing of certain persons with criminal backgrounds.
HB 254 Last Action: Effective on . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Caption: Relating to sales and use of exemptions for certain drugs, medicines, and medical devices; and for certain vehicles used by the handicapped.
HB 322 Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to disaster planning and disaster relief financing.
HB 394 Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to notice by sellers of real property adjoining the Gulf of Mexico or an arm of the Gulf of Mexico of a possible effect of erosion on property lines.
HB 395 Last Action: Committee report printed and sent to Committee on Calendars
Caption: Relating to damages in certain governmental contracts.
HB 396 Last Action: Effective on . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Caption: Relating to the state payments to survivors of certain probation officers, parole officers, supervisory jail personnel, or jailers killed while performing official duties.
HB 519 Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to sales and use tax exemptions for certain building materials used to remove or avoid architectural barriers to the handicapped; for certain drugs, medicines and medical devices; and for vehicles used by the handicapped.
HB 520 Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to application of the open meetings law to industrial and medical development corporations and housing finance corporations.
HB 521 Last Action: Effective on . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Caption: Relating to credit in the Employees Retirement System of Texas for certain service performed for a county child welfare board.
HB 522 Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to the authority of commissioners courts to enact ordinances.
HB 523 Last Action: Referred to Committee on Criminal Jurisprudence
Caption: Relating to the issuance of a capias or summons in a misdemeanor case.
HB 524 Last Action: Referred to Committee on Criminal Jurisprudence
Caption: Relating to release of a criminal defendant from detention and dismissal of a criminal action because of delay in prosecuting the criminal action.
HB 582 Last Action: No action taken
Caption: Relating to the increase of the number of members of the Board of Pardons and Paroles and elimination of the parole commissioner positions.
HB 583 Last Action: No action taken
Caption: Relating to increase of the number of members on the Board of Pardons and Paroles and elimination of the parole commissioner positions.
HB 680 Last Action: Referred to Committee on Judicial Affairs
Caption: Relating to the reorganization of the 23rd Judicial District.
HB 681 Last Action: Referred to Committee on Natural Resources
Caption: Relating to the board of directors of the West Brazoria County Drainage District.
HB 682 Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to the open season for raccoon hunting in Brazoria County.
HB 683 Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the conveyance of certain state-owned land by the Texas Board of Corrections for use by the Brazoria County Airport in exchange for certain other land.
HB 684 Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to county regulation of roads and land adjacent to roads in Brazoria County.
HB 842 Last Action: Referred to Committee on Natural Resources
Caption: Relating to the prohibition of certain disposal wells in Brazoria County.
HB 843 Last Action: Referred to Committee on Criminal Jurisprudence
Caption: Relating to cumulative or concurrent sentences for a criminal defendant convicted of an offense against this state and an offense against another jurisdiction.
HB 1063 Last Action: Referred to Committee on Jurisprudence
Caption: Relating to an assault on a jailer.
HB 1064 Last Action: Subcommittee laid on table subject to call
Caption: Relating to certification, training, and qualifications of law enforcement communications officers.
HB 1065 Last Action: Referred to Committee on Jurisprudence
Caption: Relating to hearings to review placement of children under the care of the Department of Human Resources.
HB 1066 Last Action: Referred to Committee on Health Services
Caption: Relating to requiring medical doctors to examine any person who claims to have been sexually abused and to testify in any legal proceeding.
HB 1068 Last Action: Referred to Committee on Natural Resources
Caption: Relating to the prohibition of certain disposal wells in the coastal areas of Texas.
HB 1069 Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the financial concerns and the selection of a depository by Brazoria County Drainage Districts Numbers 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 8.
HB 1070 Last Action: Recommendations filed with the Speaker
Caption: Relating to creation, administration, powers, duties, operations and financing of the Brazoria County Countywide Drainage District.
HB 1071 Last Action: Reported from committee favorably with substitute
Caption: Relating to creation, administration, powers, duties, operations and financing of the Brazoria County Watershed Drainage District Nos. 1, 2, and 3.
HB 1072 Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the financial concerns and the selection of a depository by Brazos River Harbor Navigation District.
HB 1073 Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the jurisdication of the County Courts at Law Nos. 1 and 2 of Brazoria County and making provisions relative to the judges, personnel, and administration of the courts.
HB 1074 Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to public disclosure of certain records of the Antiquities.
HB 1075 Last Action: Subcommittee laid on table subject to call
Caption: Relating to disqualification of disabled or diseased persons from issuance of drivers licenses.
HB 1076 Last Action: Referred to Committee on Intergovernmental Affairs
Caption: Relating to county park boards.
HB 1077 Last Action: Postponed
Caption: Relating to theft, robbery or burglary of a pharmacy or drug dispensary.
HB 1078 Last Action: Referred to Committee on Employment Practices
Caption: Relating to eligibility of students for unemployment compensation.
HB 1079 Last Action: Referred to Committee on Security and Sanctions
Caption: Relating to the mental health of inmates in the Texas Department of Corrections.
HB 1080 Last Action: Referred to Committee on Security and Sanctions
Caption: Relating to special needs of inmates of the Texas Department of Corrections.
HB 1081 Last Action: Referred to Committee on Security and Sanctions
Caption: Relating to Texas Department of Corrections' rules, regulation and grievance procedures concerning prison inmates.
HB 1082 Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to mentally retarded inmates of the Texas Department of Corrections.
HB 1083 Last Action: Referred to Committee on Security and Sanctions
Caption: Relating to medical care for inmates of the Texas Department of Corrections.
HB 1084 Last Action: Referred to Committee on Security and Sanctions
Caption: Relating to Texas Department of Corrections personnel.
HB 1085 Last Action: No action taken
Caption: Relating to the prohibition of certain disposal wells in Brazoria County.
HB 1097 Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to disposal wells.
HB 1663 Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the boundaries, powers, duties, functions, and financing of Brazoria County Conservation and Reclamation District Number Three.
HB 1746 Last Action: Withdrawn from calendar
Caption: Relating to the disposition of certain unclaimed funds held by county or precinct officers.
HB 1844 Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to a change of the name of the Beach Park Boards of Trustees.
HB 1845 Last Action: Laid on the table subject to call
Caption: Relating to minimum shrimp size restrictions in outside water.
HB 1846 Last Action: Committee report printed and sent to Committee on Calendars
Caption: Relating to shrimping in outside waters.
HB 1847 Last Action: Committee report printed and sent to Committee on Calendars
Caption: Relating to extended fishery jurisdiction.
HB 1848 Last Action: Postponed
Caption: Relating to the general closed shrimp season in outside water.
HB 2079 Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to certain safety procedures to be followed by an employer covered by worker's compensation insurance.
HB 2216 Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Prohibiting contracts between employer and employee with regard to workers' compensation.
HB 2217 Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to the validation of certain elections and actions of commissioners courts regarding the filling of vacancies on boards of aldermen or city councils.
HB 2218 Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to the validation of the incorporation, boundaries, and governmental proceedings of certain municipalities.
HCR 57 Last Action: Signed by the Governor
Caption: Commending the Honorable A.R. Schwartz on service in Texas Legislature.
HCR 93 Last Action: Signed by the Governor
Caption: Granting David Start permission to sue the state.
HCR 126 Last Action: Coauthor authorized
Caption: Memorializing Congress regarding policies affecting veterans exposed to hazardous chemicals.
HCR 146 Last Action: Signed by the Governor
Caption: Granting Bay Area Psychiatry Associates permission to sue the state.
HCR 152 Last Action: Signed by the Governor
Caption: In memory of Herbert Eugene Hopper.
HJR 20 Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment to allow a public school teacher who is also serving as a member of a local governmental district's governing body to receive a salary for teaching and a salary for serving on the governing body.
HJR 28 Last Action: Referred to Committee on Constitutional Amendments
Caption: Proposing a conditional amendment to eliminate the constitutional authority of the Board of Pardons and Paroles.
HJR 29 Last Action: Referred to Committee on Constitutional Amendments
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment relating to the number and salaries of members of the Board of Pardons and Paroles.
HR 53 Caption: Creating a subcommittee of the Committee on Environmental Affairs to study use of underground injection wells for hazardous waste disposal.
67th 1st Called Session
HB 136 Last Action: Recommendations filed with the Speaker
Caption: Relating to creation, administration, powers, duties, operations, and financing of the Brazoria County Watershed Drainage District No. 3, the Brazoria County Watershed Drainage District No. 4, and the Brazoria County Watershed Drainage District No. 5.
HCR 38 Last Action: Signed by the Governor
Caption: Directing the State Purchasing and General Services Commission to restore the Capitol fence to its original color.
66th Regular Session
HB 394 Last Action: Scheduled for public hearing on . . . . . .
Caption: Relating to expenditures from the Assessors Registration Fund.
HB 414 Last Action: Referred to Committee on State Affairs
Caption: Relating to preference of veterans in public employment.
HB 415 Last Action: Referred to Committee on State Affairs
Caption: Relating to credit in the Employees Retirement System of Texas for certain service performed for a county child welfare board.
HB 416 Last Action: Referred to Committee on Insurance
Caption: Relating to regulation of mobile home insurance written by county mutual insurance companies.
HB 417 Last Action: Scheduled for future calendar placement
Caption: Relating to delinquent children and children in need of supervision.
HB 418 Last Action: Considered by committee in public hearing
Caption: Relating to residency requirements for appointive municipal officers.
HB 502 Last Action: Referred to Committee on Criminal Jurisprudence
Caption: Relating to a defendant's right to a speedy trial in a criminal case.
HB 562 Last Action: Referred to Committee on Intergovernmental Affairs
Caption: Relating to the authority of commissioners courts to enact ordinances.
HB 582 Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to the bay shrimping season.
HB 589 Last Action: Considered by subcommittee in formal meeting
Caption: Relating to shrimping in inside water.
HB 590 Last Action: Vetoed by the Governor
Caption: Relating to the rights of former convicts to obtain occupational licenses.
HB 1001 Last Action: Effective on . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Caption: Relating to exclusion of certain information in driver's license records.
HB 1002 Last Action: Effective on . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Caption: Relating to annual registration of certain vehicles used in marine law enforcement activities.
HB 1070 Last Action: Referred to Committee on State Affairs
Caption: Relating to state payments to survivors of probation or parole officers killed while performing official duty.
HB 1071 Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the conveyance of certain state-owned land by the Texas Board of Corrections for use by the Brazoria County Airport in exchange for certain other land.
HB 1245 Last Action: Effective on . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Caption: Relating to election of the board of commissioners of the Brazoria County Drainage District Number 5 and the Brazoria County Drainage District No. 8.
HB 1246 Last Action: Referred to Committee on Criminal Jurisprudence
Caption: Relating to the issuance of a capias or summons in a misdemeanor case.
HB 1247 Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to the increase of the number of members of the Board of Pardons and Paroles and elimination of the parole commissioner positions.
HB 1248 Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to increase of the number of members on the Board of Pardons and Paroles and elimination of the parole commissioner positions.
HB 1277 Last Action: Effective on . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Caption: Relating to the taking of materials from state-owned submerged land to provide access to boat ramps.
HB 1406 Last Action: Referred to Committee on Appropriations
Caption: Relating to the compensation of certain employees of the department of public safety and the department of corrections.
HB 1939 Last Action: Considered by subcommittee in public hearing
Caption: Relating to the reorganization of the 23rd Judicial District.
HB 2168 Last Action: Effective on . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Caption: Relating to compensation of commissioners of the Brazoria County Conservation and Reclamation District Number 3.
HB 2182 Last Action: Effective on . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Caption: Relating to the creation, establishment, administration, maintenance, operation, and financing of the Community Hospital District of Brazoria County, Texas.
HB 2199 Last Action: Vetoed by the Governor
Caption: Relating to the open season for raccoon hunting in Brazoria County.
HB 2213 Last Action: Effective on . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Caption: Relating to the maintenance of books, records, and accounts for the Brazos River Harbor Navigation District of Brazoria County.
HB 2231 Last Action: Considered by committee in public hearing
Caption: Relating to county regulation of roads and land adjacent to roads in Brazoria County.
HB 2269 Last Action: Vetoed by the Governor
Caption: Relating to the application of nepotism laws.
HCR 130 Last Action: Scheduled for public hearing on . . . . . .
Caption: Requesting Employees Retirement System of Texas to determine number of members who might be eligible to claim creditable service for previous employment with a county child welfare board.
HJR 92 Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment to eliminate the constitutional authority of the Board of Pardons and Paroles.
HJR 93 Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment relating to the number and salaries of members of the Board of Pardons and Paroles.
HR 100 Caption: Commending district courts and adult probation departments of Texas.
65th Regular Session
HB 572 Last Action: Assigned to General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to the appointment of a guardian ad litem for a child by the juvenile court.
HB 573 Last Action: Assigned to General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to the period of service of an attorney ad lietm appointed for a child for a detention hearing.
HB 574 Last Action: Considered by subcommittee in formal meeting
Caption: Relating to the admissibility of certain statements of a child.
HB 575 Last Action: Considered by subcommittee in formal meeting
Caption: Relating to the grounds for detaining a child in custody.
HB 609 Last Action: Effective in 90 days
Caption: Relating to active duty, assignment, and compensation of former district judges.
HB 655 Last Action: Considered by subcommittee in formal meeting
Caption: Relating to the prosecution of persons under 17 years of age for driving without a valid driver's license and driving while intoxicated.
HB 981 Last Action: Assigned to General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to the use of criminal convictions by certain state licensing authorities to suspend or revoke existing valid occupational licenses, to deny application for these licenses, or to deny the opportunity to be examined for them.
HB 1152 Last Action: Effective in 90 days
Caption: Relating to the authority of certain judges in each of the counties of Brazoria, Fort Bend, Matagorda, and Wharton to create a child support office and prescribe its duties and to require the payment of a service fee to meet certain expenses of the child support office.
HB 1155 Last Action: Referred to Subcommittee on Pollution Control
Caption: Relating to the use of the special games and fish fund for the enforcement of laws for the conservation and protection of saltwater aquatic life.
HB 1156 Last Action: Considered by committee in public hearing
Caption: Relating to effect of child support order of a juvenile court on other support orders.
HB 1381 Last Action: Referred to Committee on Elections
Caption: Relating to the date of elections of commissioners of navigation districts.
HB 1449 Last Action: Referred to Subcommittee on Judicial Districts
Caption: Abolishing the Brazoria County Court of Domestic Relations and creating the 224th District Court; making provisions relative to the replacement of the court.
HB 1459 Last Action: Referred to Subcommittee on Wildlife Preservation
Caption: Relating to the taking of shrimp and the penalties for a violation of shrimp conservation laws.
HB 1524 Last Action: Assigned to General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to the number of days an attorney representing a child in proceedings under Title 3 of the Texas Family Code has to prepare for adjudication or transfer hearings.
HB 1525 Last Action: Referred to Committee on Health and Welfare
Caption: Relating to the costs and expenses incurred and the fees, charges, and rates levied by nursing homes that provide nursing care services for eligible recipients of medical assistance; requiring reports by nursing home owners and operators; providing for studies and notice of results of studies.
HB 1526 Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to the annual state fee for a Wine and Beer Retailer's Permit, Wine and Beer Retailer's Off-Premise Permit, Retail Dealer's On Premise License and Retail Dealer's Off-Premise License.
HB 1527 Last Action: Considered by committee in public hearing
Caption: Relating to the compensation of the shorthand reporters of the 23rd and 130th Judicial Districts.
HB 1551 Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the compensation of the judges of the 23rd and 130th Judicial Districts.
HB 1552 Last Action: Referred to Subcommittee on Judicial Districts
Caption: Relating to the composition of the 130th Judicial District.
HB 1797 Last Action: Referred to Committee on Liquor Regulation
Caption: Relating to increasing the tax on beer.
HB 1916 Last Action: Referred to Committee on Judiciary
Caption: Relating to delinquent children and children needing supervision.
HR 52 Caption: Relating to mandating that the Department of Highways and Public Transportation report to the 65th Legislature no later than April 1, 1978, regarding the overall highway planning systems.
HR 72 Caption: Relating to directing that state agencies and universities allocating parking spaces give preference to car pools and that the Board of Control institute a computer ride matching service.
HR 94 Caption: Relating to directing the House Transportation Committee to conduct an interim study of highway planning problems.
65th 1st Called Session
HCR 3 Last Action: Referred to Committee on Social Services
Caption: Encouraging the Texas Department of Corrections to study the feasibility of conducting a maricultural program, especially catfish and shrimp farming, as a source of protein for the inmate population.
65th 2nd Called Session
HB 22 Last Action: Considered by committee in public hearing
Caption: Relating to a restriction on increases in total property tax revenues by local taxing units.
HB 33 Last Action: Referred to Committee on Intergovernmental Affairs
Caption: Relating to the validation of the acts and proceedings of certain municipalities.