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Legislation authored by Walter Mengden

Includes legislation with Walter Mengden as the primary author for the 63rd through 67th Legislatures. For other types of authorship, search the Legislative Archive System. Author information is not available prior to the 63rd Legislature.

67th Regular Session
SB 33 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: No action taken
Caption: Relating to the effect of a change in a county election precinct boundary on the term of an incumbent precinct chairman.
SB 34 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: Effective on . . . . . . . . . .
Caption: Relating to boundaries of justice precincts and to the terms of office of affected justices of the peace and constables.
SB 39 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: Referred to Committee on State Affairs
Caption: Relating to statements regarding motorcycle helmets.
SB 40 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: No action taken
Caption: Relating to the recovery of costs of attorney's fees and damages in libel and slander suits.
SB 41 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: No action taken
Caption: Relating to the period of limitations for certain actions for the recovery of land against claiming by adverse possession.
SB 42 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: Effective on . . . . . . . . . .
Caption: Relating to the deadline for receipt of absentee ballots voted by mail and to the period for mailing ballots to voters outside the United States.
SB 43 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to deductibles under state employee health insurance.
SB 44 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: Postponed
Caption: Relating to admission of foreign students to public institutions of higher education.
SB 45 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Education
Caption: Relating to the coercion of parents of public school students to join or contribute to private organizations.
SB 46 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: No action taken
Caption: Relating to silent prayer or meditation in public schools.
SB 47 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: No action taken
Caption: Relating to the crime and penalties for possession or delivery of drug paraphernalia.
SB 59 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: No action taken
Caption: Relating to the platform and resolutions of a political party.
SB 64 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: Reported from committee favorably without amendments
Caption: Relating to the distribution of copies of legislative resolutions.
SB 100 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: Considered by committee in public hearing
Caption: Relating to the gulfward boundaries of coastal home-rule cities.
SB 128 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: Considered by subcommittee in public hearing
Caption: Relating to the licensing and regulation of those persons engaged in the business of acting as surety for compensation on bail bonds in criminal cases or employed in such business and to the procedures by which such bail is forfeited; creating County Bail Bond Boards to be composed of certain specified local officials or their designees; defining the powers, duties and responsibilities of such boards and of their licensees; specifying who must obtain a license, the cost of such license, the materials and information which must be furnished as a part of the license application, the records which must be maintained by licensees, the security deposits which must be posted by licensees in a specified ratio to bail bond obligations in fore, the grounds and procedures on which a license may be refused, suspended, revoked or canceled and the manner in which the surety on a bail bond obligation may have himself removed from the bond; detailing an efficient and timely manner of forfeiting bail.
SB 129 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to local regulation of the promotion, advertisement, sale, display, and distribution of harmful material to minors; providing penalties.
SB 130 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: Coauthor authorized
Caption: Relating to alcoholic beverage regulation relating to age; providing penalties.
SB 141 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: No action taken
Caption: Relating to the factors that may be considered in determining the best interest of a child in a suit affecting the parent-child relationship.
SB 142 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: Notice given - 1 hr. suspend rules to consider
Caption: Relating to the demonstration of proficiency in certain subjects and other considerations as a requirement for promotion or graduation in public schools; making certain exceptions; requiring reports by school districts; and prescribing penalties for noncompliance by districts.
SB 146 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: Effective on . . . . . . . . . .
Caption: Relating to municipal annexation of territory in certain special purpose district.
SB 157 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: No action taken
Caption: Relating to the name and membership of the Texas Prosecutors Coordinating Council, the suspension or removal of a prosecuting attorney, the reimbursement of expenses of prosecutors and staffs, and provisions for a prosecuting attorney pro tempore.
SB 158 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Finance
Caption: Relating to exempting gold, silver, and numismatic coins and gold and silver bullion from the sales and use tax.
SB 173 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: Effective on . . . . . . . . . .
Caption: Relating to the licensing of certain educational facilities and to certain exemptions from licensing requirements for child-care facilities.
SB 177 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to home-rule city annexations.
SB 248 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to consent for the performance of an abortion on certain minors; providing penalties.
SB 249 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to certain abortions in tax-supported medical facilities.
SB 264 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: Record vote
Caption: Relating to membership in, or payment of a thing of value to, a labor organization as a condition of employment.
SB 280 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to implementation of energy conservation measures in state buildings in the capitol complex.
SB 281 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: Referred to Subcommittee on Energy
Caption: Relating to establishing and implementing energy conservation standards for buildings.
SB 282 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the application of motor bus transportation regulations to certain nonprofit ride-sharing arrangements.
SB 283 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: No action taken
Caption: Relating to the frequency with which a city charter may be changed or repealed.
SB 284 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: Referred to Committee on State Affairs
Caption: Relating to joint primary elections held by political parties.
SB 285 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: Referred to Committee on State Affairs
Caption: Relating to nomination of candidates for certain offices by the state executive committee of a political party.
SB 286 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: Referred to Committee on State Affairs
Caption: Relating to the procedure for accepting a voter at the polling place.
SB 287 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: Referred to Committee on State Affairs
Caption: Relating to state conventions and the state executive committee of a political party that holds a primary election.
SB 288 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: Referred to Committee on State Affairs
Caption: Relating to the form of the ballot and the method for showing a candidate's party alignment on the ballot.
SB 376 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: No action taken
Caption: Relating to the disclosure of contract or deed provisions authorizing assessment of fees against residential property.
SB 377 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: Reported from committee favorably with amendments
Caption: Relating to the authority of constables to enforce certain traffic regulations.
SB 423 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: Postponed
Caption: Relating to legislative review and disapproval of rules and proposed rules of state agencies.
SB 447 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: Reported from committee favorably with amendments
Caption: Relating to charges by the Parks and Wildlife Department for park services for elderly persons.
SB 448 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: Received from the Senate
Caption: Relating to commercial shrimping for bait.
SB 449 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: No action taken
Caption: Relating to the prosecution of a person fifteen years of age or older for certain offenses without a waiver of jurisdiction and certification of the individual by the juvenile court for criminal prosecution.
SB 474 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: No action taken
Caption: Relating to the right to bail pending a motion for new trial, motion in arrest of judgment and appeal from a felony conviction for which the punishment assessed exceeds 10 years of confinement.
SB 491 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: No action taken
Caption: Relating to restitution to victims of crime as a condition of probation or parole.
SB 492 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: No action taken
Caption: Relating to the insanity defense and treatment of mentally ill offenders.
SB 493 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: Reported from committee favorably without amendments
Caption: Relating to incentive pay for certain peace officers.
SB 494 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Intergovernmental Relations
Caption: Relating to longevity pay for deputy sheriffs.
SB 495 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Intergovernmental Relations
Caption: Relating to longevity pay for full-time deputy constables in certain counties.
SB 496 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Jurisprudence
Caption: Relating to liability for an injury suffered by a person while committing a felony.
SB 497 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: No action taken
Caption: Relating to the issuance of search warrants to search for and seize evidence of a crime.
SB 498 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: No action taken
Caption: Relating to the right to carry handguns and certain other weapons while traveling.
SB 499 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: No action taken
Caption: Relating to the authority of certain retired peace officers to carry certain weapons.
SB 500 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: Effective on . . . . . . . . . .
Caption: Relating to the responsibility of a county to provide liability coverage for certain full-time law enforcement personnel.
SB 501 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: No action taken
Caption: Relating to waiver of trial by a jury in a misdemeanor case.
SB 502 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: Effective on . . . . . . . . . .
Caption: Relating to the probationary period for policemen and firemen in certain cities.
SB 503 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Intergovernmental Relations
Caption: Relating to the competency and method of removal of certain elected municipal and county peace officers.
SB 504 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: No action taken
Caption: Relating to depositions in criminal cases.
SB 505 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: No action taken
Caption: Relating to enhanced penalties for offenses against children and the elderly.
SB 506 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: Reported from committee favorably without amendments
Caption: Relating to the requirement of voter approval for the establishment of a police civilian review board.
SB 507 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: No action taken
Caption: Relating to the payment of rewards to persons who provide information leading to arrest and conviction of certain felony drug offenders.
SB 508 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: Laid on table subj. to call in comm.
Caption: Relating to rewards to persons providing information about game law violations.
SB 509 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to regulation of the practice of electrolytic hair removal; providing a penalty.
SB 541 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the name of the chief executive officer to the Texas Board of Licensure for Nursing Home Administrators and to license and examination fees.
SB 542 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: Referred to Subcommittee on Civil Matters
Caption: Relating to restrictions by ordinance, regulation, or deed on the use or installation of solar or wind energy devices.
SB 543 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: Referred to Committee on State Affairs
Caption: Relating to standard weapons and ammunition for use by peace officers.
SB 544 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: Effective on . . . . . . . . . .
Caption: Relating to weapons proficiency of peace officers.
SB 545 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: Effective on . . . . . . . . . .
Caption: Relating to weapons proficiency of commissioned security officers.
SB 633 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: Referred to Committee on State Affairs
Caption: Relating to discrimination in employment because of sex.
SB 673 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: No action taken
Caption: Relating to the power of initiative and referendum regrading zoning matters in a home-rule city.
SB 674 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Education
Caption: Relating to school board employment consultations with teachers.
SB 675 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: Referred to Committee on State Affairs
Caption: Relating to employment consultations between the state or a political subdivision and public employees.
SB 707 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: No action taken
Caption: Relating to costs incurred in the defense of certain actions by a state agency and the awarding of such costs by the court.
SB 708 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Finance
Caption: Relating to an exemption from sales and use taxes for certain pollution control property.
SB 717 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Finance
Caption: Relating to an exemption from sales and use taxes for certain property used for energy conservation.
SB 756 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: No action taken
Caption: Relating to certain motor vehicle repairs.
SB 761 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: Reported from committee favorably with substitute
Caption: Relating to compensation of county peace officers who work overtime.
SB 785 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Natural Resources
Caption: Relating to state response to an energy emergency.
SB 802 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: No action taken
Caption: Relating to compensation of state employees who work overtime.
SB 810 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: No action taken
Caption: Relating to compensation of state employees who work overtime.
SB 840 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: Referred to Committee on State Affairs
Caption: Relating to the ballot proposition at an election to authorize the issuance of bonds by a political subdivision.
SB 841 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: Considered by committee in public hearing
Caption: Relating to salary increases for members of governing bodies of certain political subdivisions.
SB 842 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Finance
Caption: Relating to the taxation of spouses of decedents.
SB 861 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Finance
Caption: Relating to merit salary increases for state employees.
SB 898 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: Reported from committee favorably with substitute
Caption: Relating to the application of municipalities' zoning, fire, safety, and construction ordnances to structures used primarily for religious worship.
SB 916 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Finance
Caption: Relating to the number of voters required to vote in an election to reduce or limit the ad valorem tax rate adopted by a taxing unit.
SB 917 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Intergovernmental Relations
Caption: Relating to voter approval of the issuance of bonds or other evidences of indebtedness by a unit of government.
SB 1057 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: Received from the Senate
Caption: Relating to bait-shrimping in certain areas.
SB 1058 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: No action taken
Caption: Relating to temporary guardianships for certain people who are under undue influence.
SB 1140 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: No action taken
Caption: Relating to the procedure for paying election judges and clerks in certain elections.
SB 1141 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: Effective on . . . . . . . . . .
Caption: Relating to the authority of the commissioners courts of certain counties to contract for the destruction of bonds, interest coupons, or other evidences of indebtedness issued and paid by the counties.
SB 1142 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: Point of order sustained
Caption: Relating to the authority of the commissioners courts of certain counties to invest county funds in obligations of the United States; excepting certain contracts.
SB 1143 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: No action taken
Caption: Relating to school district procedures for protection of the health and safety of students, parents, and school personnel.
SB 1162 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: Reported from committee favorably without amendments
Caption: Relating to the liability of counties for certain acts of their peace officers.
SB 1163 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: Reported from committee favorably without amendments
Caption: Relating to the liability of cities and towns for certain acts of their peace officers.
SB 1169 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Education
Caption: Relating to require balanced treatment of creation-science and evolution science in public schools.
SB 1178 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: Committee report printed and sent to Committee on Calendars
Caption: Relating to unannounced inspections of nursing and convalescent homes; providing a penalty.
SB 1179 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: Received from the Senate
Caption: Relating to the admission of an unadjudicated offense for sentencing purposes.
SB 1192 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Finance
Caption: Relating to the application of the sales and use tax to geothermal energy devices and wood-burning stoves.
SB 1193 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Natural Resources
Caption: Relating to the lease of certain state-owned minerals by the owner of the surface land.
SB 1205 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: No action taken
Caption: Relating to the protection of convenience store workers; providing penalties.
SB 1208 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: No action taken
Caption: Relating to regulation of private process servers; providing penalties.
SB 1223 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: Referred to Committee on State Affairs
Caption: Relating to the information required to be furnished in an application for voter registration.
SB 1224 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: No action taken
Caption: Relating to analyses of initiative and referendum measures.
SB 1241 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Intergovernmental Relations
Caption: Relating to repeal of the act that authorizes certain cities and counties to issue certificates of obligation.
SB 1248 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: Postponed
Caption: Relating to the sale or offer to sell and the purchase or offer to purchase red drum or speckled sea trout; defining "sell"; providing penalties.
SB 1249 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: Referred to Committee on State Affairs
Caption: Relating to the regulation of sexually oriented conduct in on-premise alcoholic beverage establishments; providing a penalty.
SB 1265 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: Referred to Committee on State Affairs
Caption: Relating to the periodic termination of state agency rules.
SB 1274 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: Received from the Senate
Caption: Relating to the penalty for unauthorized representation that one is a psychologist.
SB 1279 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Jurisprudence
Caption: Relating to the practice of hypnotism; providing a penalty.
SB 1281 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: Referred to Committee of the Whole
Caption: Relating to apportionment of the State into senatorial districts.
SB 1282 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Jurisprudence
Caption: Relating to the administration of an anesthetic to the fetus before the performance of certain abortions.
SCR 4 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: No action taken
Caption: Memorializing Congress to initiate a constitutional amendment providing for election of federal district court judges.
SCR 6 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: Signed by the Governor
Caption: Directing state agencies to adopt a plain language policy.
SCR 22 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: Reported from committee favorably without amendments
Caption: Requesting Congress to propose a constitutional amendment relating to right-to-work.
SCR 25 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: Signed by the Governor
Caption: Relating to joining The Coalition for Peace Through Strength.
SCR 32 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: Referred to Committee on State Affairs
Caption: Requesting Congress to propose legislation providing for "sunset" review of federal agencies.
SCR 39 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: Referred to Committee on State Affairs
Caption: Rescinding ratification of federal equal rights amendment.
SCR 40 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: Referred to Committee on State Affairs
Caption: Requesting Congress to initiate a constitutional amendment prohibiting discrimination on the basis of sex.
SCR 41 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: Referred to Committee on State Affairs
Caption: Relating to masculine and feminine terms in public documents.
SCR 42 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: Referred to Committee on State Affairs
Caption: Memorializing Congress regarding extending time for ratification of federal equal rights amendment.
SCR 73 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Memorializing Congress to initiate a constitutional amendment providing for intitiative and referendum.
SCR 74 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: Referred to Committee on State Affairs
Caption: Memorializing Congress to adopt the Kemp-Roth tax cut proposal.
SCR 75 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: Referred to Committee on State Affairs
Caption: Memorializing Congress to repeal part of voting rights act.
SCR 93 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Judicial Affairs
Caption: Granting Warthell Browne Iles permission to sue the state.
SCR 115 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Judicial Affairs
Caption: Granting Billy Williamson permission to sue the state.
SCR 116 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Judicial Affairs
Caption: Granting Oiltanking of Texas, Inc., permission to sue the state.
SCR 119 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: No action taken
Caption: Directing state colleges and universities and public junior colleges to conduct a cost study.
SJR 2 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment to reserve in the pople the powers of initiative and referendum.
SJR 3 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: No action taken
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment to the division of counties into precincts for the election of justices of the peace, constables, and county commissioners.
SJR 4 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: Postponed
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment to grant the state the right to appeal in criminal cases from judgments of the courts of appeal.
SJR 11 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: Coauthor authorized
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment guaranteeing the right of a person to work for an employer without regard to whether the person is a member of or makes a payment to a labor organization.
SJR 12 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: No action taken
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment relating to the frequency with which a city charter may be altered.
SJR 15 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: Referred to Committee on State Affairs
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment to extend the governor's removal power to all gubernatorially appointed public officers.
SJR 16 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: Postponed
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment to provide for interim sessions of the senate to consider the confirmation of gubernatorial appointees.
SJR 17 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: Referred to Committee on State Affairs
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment to provide for legislative sessions for overriding vetoes.
SJR 18 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: Referred to Committee on State Affairs
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment to limit the number of times that a person may be elected governor or lieutenant governor and to provide that the lieutenant governor's compensation is set by law.
SJR 19 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: Referred to Committee on State Affairs
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment relating to terms of office and salary of members of the legislature.
SJR 20 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: Referred to Committee on State Affairs
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment relating to the date the governor takes office.
SJR 21 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: Referred to Committee on State Affairs
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment to limit the existence of certain state agencies.
SJR 24 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: Referred to Committee on State Affairs
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment to authorize the legislature to prescribe eligibility requirements for the offices of sheriff and constable.
SJR 29 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: Referred to Committee on State Affairs
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment to provide for enforcement of the prohibition against legislation during a special session on subjects other than those designated by the governor.
SJR 36 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Finance
Caption: Proposing an amendment to the Texas Constitution to prohibit the legislature from taxing personal or corporate incomes without approval by a popular vote.
SJR 37 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Finance
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment to require voter approval of new or increased state taxes.
SJR 38 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Finance
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment restricting the power of political subdivisions to increase taxes.
SJR 39 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Finance
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment relating to voter approval of local government debt.
SR 3 Author: Mengden, Walter
Caption: Memorial resolution for James Everest Carhart.
SR 4 Author: Mengden, Walter
Caption: Memorial resolution for Mrs. Margaret Baker Kelly.
SR 236 Author: Mengden, Walter
Caption: Memorial resolution for James Richard Mires, Sr.
SR 450 Author: Mengden, Walter | et. al.
Caption: Directing the Senate Natural Resources Committee to study reports of declining numbers of redfish and speckled trout in Texas coastal waters.
SR 473 Author: Mengden, Walter
Caption: Memorial resolution for Mrs. Dorothy "Betty" Kells.
SR 521 Author: Mengden, Walter
Caption: Extending congratulations to the City of Jersey Village on its 25th anniversary.
SR 544 Author: Mengden, Walter
Caption: Extending congratulations to Frank and Charlotte Boyle.
SR 546 Author: Mengden, Walter
Caption: Memorial resolution for John B. Holmes, Sr.
SR 585 Author: Mengden, Walter
Caption: Petitioning the Texas Congressional delegation to seek the removal or resignation of Paul A. Volcker as chairman of the Federal Reserve Board.
SR 677 Author: Mengden, Walter
Caption: Directing the Committee on State Affairs to study organizations in Texas that deny basic rights or utilize mind-control techniques.
SR 679 Author: Mengden, Walter
Caption: Directing the Committee on State Affairs to study the problems of convenience store robberies.
SR 683 Author: Mengden, Walter
Caption: Directing the Committee on Jurisprudence to study current laws relating to the parent-child relationship.
SR 722 Author: Mengden, Walter
Caption: Directing the Senate Natural Resources Committee to study municipal annexation of the submerged land in Gulf Coast region.
67th 1st Called Session
SB 18 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: No action taken
Caption: Relating to analyses of initiative and referendum measures.
SB 25 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Education
Caption: Relating to the demonstration of achievement as a prerequisite for promotion or graduation in public schools.
SCR 7 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: Rules suspended
Caption: Granting Billy R. Williamson permission to sue the state.
SCR 8 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Judicial Affairs
Caption: Granting Warthell Browne Iles permission to sue the state.
SCR 9 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Judicial Affairs
Caption: Granting Oiltanking of Texas, Inc., permission to sue the state.
SCR 11 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: No action taken
Caption: Memorializing Congress to propose a constitutional amendment providing for initiative and referendum at the federal level.
SJR 7 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: No action taken
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment to reserve in the people the powers of initiative and referendum.
SR 8 Author: Mengden, Walter
Caption: Directing the Senate Jurisprudence Committee to study the effectiveness, application and enforcement of provisions of Penal Code relating to false imprisonment, kidnapping, aiding suicide and theft.
SR 9 Author: Mengden, Walter
Caption: Directing the Senate Jurisprudence Committee to study the problem of convenience store robberies.
SR 10 Author: Mengden, Walter
Caption: Directing the Senate Jurisprudence Committee to study current laws relating to the parent-child relationship.
67th 2nd Called Session
SB 3 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Jurisprudence
Caption: Relating to analyses of initiative and referendum measures.
SB 4 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Education
Caption: Relating to the demonstration of achievement as a prerequisite for promotion or graduation in public schools.
SCR 2 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Jurisprudence
Caption: Requesting Congress to propose a constitutional amendment providing for initiative and referendum.
SJR 4 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Jurisprudence
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment to reserve in the people the powers of initiative and referendum.
SR 73 Author: Mengden, Walter
Caption: Commending the National Rifle Association on its many worthwhile programs.
67th 3rd Called Session
SR 36 Author: Mengden, Walter
Caption: Memorial resolution for Mrs. C. Chloe Epps.
SR 37 Author: Mengden, Walter | et. al.
Caption: Memorial resolution for J. Arthur Ellis.
SR 47 Author: Mengden, Walter
Caption: Extending congratulations to Dr. Edward E. Williams.
SR 48 Author: Mengden, Walter
Caption: Memorial resolution for Mrs. Deborah Browning Yahr.
66th Regular Session
SB 7 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Education
Caption: Relating to silent prayer or meditation in public schools.
SB 15 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Education
Caption: Relating to questions on student applications for grants, fellowships, or financial assistance at state-supported institutions of higher education.
SB 16 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: Considered by committee in public hearing
Caption: Relating to the recovery of costs, attorney's fees, and damages in libel and slander suits.
SB 17 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: Scheduled for public hearing on . . . . . .
Caption: Relating to deductibles under the state employee health insurance plans.
SB 23 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to exemptions from the inheritance tax for spouses of decedents.
SB 24 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: Considered by committee in public hearing
Caption: Relating to registration of certain vehicles used by disabled veterans.
SB 25 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: Scheduled for public hearing on . . . . . .
Caption: Relating to the period of limitations for certain actions for the recovery of land against another claiming by adverse possession.
SB 26 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Education
Caption: Relating to the demonstration of proficiency in certain subjects as a prerequisite for promotion or graduation in public schools.
SB 27 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: Vetoed by the Governor
Caption: Relating to the name, membership, and duties of The Prosecuter Council and the suspension or removal of a prosecuting attorney; providing for a prosecuting attorney pro tempore; relating to the financing of the council.
SB 30 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: Referred to Committee on State Affairs
Caption: Relating to primary elections held by political parties; providing for the conduct and financing of joint blanket primary elections for all parties making nominations by the primary election process; also making changes with respect to other affairs of political parties and to other matters relating to the nomination and election of candidates, which are necessitated by the changes in the law with respect to primary elections; containing penal provisions.
SB 31 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: Referred to Committee on State Affairs
Caption: Relating to the procedure for accepting a voter at the polling place; eliminating signature roster and providing for placing the voter's signature on the list of registered voters.
SB 32 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: Reported from committee favorably with amendments
Caption: Relating to voter registration and voting by persons convicted of a felony.
SB 33 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: Referred to Committee on State Affairs
Caption: Relating to the form of the ballot and the method for showing party affiliation of the candidates in an election where nominees of political parties appear on the ballot.
SB 34 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: Referred to Committee on State Affairs
Caption: Relating to state conventions and the state executive committee of a political party which holds primary elections.
SB 35 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: Considered by committee in public hearing
Caption: Regulating assistance to voters by persons who are not election officials; stating criminal penalties.
SB 36 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: Referred to Committee on State Affairs
Caption: Relating to a nomination by the appropriate executive committee of the political party where no candidate files for an office in the party's primary.
SB 37 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: Considered by committee in public hearing
Caption: Relating to presidential primary elections; providing alternative methods for conducting the primaries; prescribing criminal penalties.
SB 52 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Economic Development
Caption: Relating to the wages used in determining an individual's right to unemployment compensation.
SB 53 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: Laid on the table subject to call
Caption: Relating to apprehension of members of the Texas National Guard who fail to report for official functions.
SB 54 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: Effective on . . . . . . . . . .
Caption: Relating to annual registration fees for diesel-powered motor vehicles.
SB 55 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: Laid on the table subject to call
Caption: Relating to the accountability of members of the state military forces for certain property.
SB 56 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to the vote of the legislative body of a municipality required to approve a zoning change.
SB 57 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Education
Caption: Relating to the coercion of parents of public school students to join or contribute to private organization; providing penalties.
SB 61 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: Reported from committee favorably without amendments
Caption: Relating to membership in, or payment of a thing of value to, a labor organization as a condition of employment.
SB 62 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: Scheduled for public hearing on . . . . . .
Caption: Relating to the payment of interest on escrow accounts for certain real estate loans.
SB 63 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the notation of death on the birth certificates of certain persons who die under 18 years of age and to the duties of the county clerk and the local registrar on receipt of a death notice.
SB 69 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: Scheduled for public hearing on . . . . . .
Caption: Relating to the interception and use of wire or oral communications; providing a penalty.
SB 70 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: Recommitted to Subcommittee
Caption: Relating to evidence by deposition and former testimony in criminal trials.
SB 71 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: Reported from committee favorably with substitute
Caption: Relating to the punishment for violent crimes committed against children and elderly persons.
SB 72 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: Considered by subcommittee in public hearing
Caption: Relating to assessment of sentence by the judge in criminal cases.
SB 73 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: Considered by subcommittee in public hearing
Caption: Repealing the insanity defense in criminal cases.
SB 74 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: Effective on . . . . . . . . . .
Caption: Relating to the defense of certain suits against peace officers employed by an incorporated city or town or a special purpose district.
SB 75 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Intergovernmental Relations
Caption: Relating to the requirement of voter approval for the establishment of a police civilian review board.
SB 76 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: Reported from committee favorably without amendments
Caption: Relating to longevity pay for deputy sheriffs.
SB 77 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: Reported from committee favorably without amendments
Caption: Relating to incentive pay for certain peace officers.
SB 98 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: Governor submitted as emergency
Caption: Relating to legislative review and disapproval of rules and proposed rules of state agencies.
SB 99 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to the decentralization of state agencies in the central Texas area.
SB 100 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to the approval by the railroad commission of the location of railroad freight yards.
SB 114 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: Effective on . . . . . . . . . .
Caption: Relating to creation, organization, powers, duties, and financing of certain public utility agencies.
SB 117 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the rights and the protection of a living child born as a result of an abortion or premature birth; negating any effect of the Act on the standard of care required of a physician.
SB 118 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: Scheduled for public hearing on . . . . . .
Caption: Prohibiting abortions in tax-supported medical facilities.
SB 119 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: Reported from committee favorably with amendments
Caption: Relating to benefits for abortion under government employee insurance.
SB 144 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: Reported from committee unfavorably
Caption: Relating to the issuance of search warrants to search for and seize evidence of a crime.
SB 145 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: Considered by committee in public hearing
Caption: Relating to time limitations within which the state must provide a speedy trial of criminal cases and to discharge for delay; providing extent of application of this Act.
SB 146 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: Considered by committee in public hearing
Caption: Relating to the payment of rewards to persons who provide information leading to arrest and conviction of certain drug offenders.
SB 147 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: Governor submitted as emergency
Caption: Relating to priority for trial of certain drug offenses.
SB 148 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: Referred to Committee on State Affairs
Caption: Relating to the ballot proposition at an election to authorize the issuance of bonds by a political subdivision.
SB 149 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: Reported from committee favorably with substitute
Caption: Relating to salary increases for members of governing bodies of certain political subdivisions.
SB 167 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: Scheduled for public hearing on . . . . . .
Caption: Relating to exemption of certain educational facilities and religious organizations from licensing requirements for child care facilities.
SB 203 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Finance
Caption: Relating to the application of the sales and use tax imposed within a rapid transit authority on taxable items delivered to a point outside the county or counties in which a transit authority has adopted the tax.
SB 215 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: Removed from local and uncontested calendar
Caption: Relating to submission of measures to the voters of a political party at its general primary election.
SB 288 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: Effective on . . . . . . . . . .
Caption: Relating to charges and fees of certain water control and improvement districts and municipal utility districts.
SB 297 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: Referred to Committee on State Affairs
Caption: Relating to discrimination in public employment because of age.
SB 298 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: Reported from committee favorably with substitute
Caption: Relating to charges by the Parks and Wildlife Department for park services for elderly persons.
SB 321 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: Reported from committee favorably with substitute
Caption: Relating to reimbursement for dental services under certain health insurance policies.
SB 322 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: Effective on . . . . . . . . . .
Caption: Amending the Texas Controlled Substances Act by changing schedules of controlled substances and penalty groups.
SB 323 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: Referred to Subcommittee on Criminal Matters
Caption: Relating to exempting certain retired law enforcement officers from the prohibition of carrying certain weapons.
SB 324 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: Effective on . . . . . . . . . .
Caption: Relating to certification,training, and qualifications of jailers and guards at county jails; providing for approval of schools for training recruits for jobs as such jailers or guards or as peace officers; providing for temporary or probational appointments; providing penalties.
SB 325 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to the competency of certain elected city and county peace officers.
SB 326 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: Referred to Committee on State Affairs
Caption: Relating to the required probationary and training period before certification of a peace officer.
SB 327 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: Reported from committee favorably without amendments
Caption: Relating to the responsibility of a county to provide liability coverage for certain full-time law enforcement personnel.
SB 328 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: Considered by committee in public hearing
Caption: Relating to restitution to victims of crime as a condition of probation or parole.
SB 329 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: Considered by committee in public hearing
Caption: Relating to the right to carry handguns and certain other weapons while traveling.
SB 330 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: Scheduled for public hearing on . . . . . .
Caption: Relating to the effect of a driver's refusing a chemical breath test for intoxication.
SB 331 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: Considered by committee in public hearing
Caption: Relating to the liability for an injury suffered by a person while committing an unlawful act.
SB 332 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: Scheduled for public hearing on . . . . . .
Caption: Relating to the creation and administration of a juvenile awareness program providing information and education about criminal incarceration to delinquent children.
SB 366 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: Considered by committee in public hearing
Caption: Relating to the admission in evidence of oral statements of an accused.
SB 409 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: Scheduled for public hearing on . . . . . .
Caption: Relating to valued insurance policy coverage of property.
SB 410 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: Removed from local and uncontested calendar
Caption: Relating to the deadline for receipt of absentee ballots voted by mail.
SB 473 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Elections
Caption: Relating to boundaries of justice precincts and to the terms of office of affected justices of the peace and constables.
SB 474 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to alcoholic beverage regulations relating to age; relating to penalties.
SB 479 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: Effective on . . . . . . . . . .
Caption: Relating to emergency assistance provided by local governments to other local governments.
SB 480 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: Scheduled for public hearing on . . . . . .
Caption: Relating to liability insurance coverage for certain vehicles; providing penalties.
SB 497 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: Referred to Committee on State Affairs
Caption: Relating to certain precinct maps furnished to secretary of state by county clerk.
SB 534 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: Reported from committee favorably with substitute
Caption: Relating to rewards for persons providing information about game law violators.
SB 558 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: Referred to Committee on State Affairs
Caption: Relating to the regulation of sexually oriented conduct in on-premise alcoholic beverage establishments; providing a penalty.
SB 559 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: Reported from committee favorably without amendments
Caption: Relating to county regulation of certain businesses where nudity is practiced; providing a penalty.
SB 605 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: Scheduled for public hearing on . . . . . .
Caption: Relating to the defense of entrapment.
SB 687 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: Scheduled for public hearing on . . . . . .
Caption: Relating to exemptions under the Private Investigators and Private Security Agencies Act.
SB 688 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: Scheduled for public hearing on . . . . . .
Caption: Relating to safety inspection of electrical equipment and regulation of electrical inspectors; providing a penalty.
SB 693 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: Scheduled for public hearing on . . . . . .
Caption: Relating to notice to an insured of payment by an insurer of a vehicle accident claims.
SB 697 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: Referred to Committee on State Affairs
Caption: Relating to discrimination in employment because of sex.
SB 698 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Education
Caption: Relating to the appointment of members to the State Textbook Committee.
SB 699 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Education
Caption: Relating to the admission of foreign students to public institutions of higher education.
SB 700 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: Scheduled for public hearing on . . . . . .
Caption: Relating to school board employment consultations with teachers.
SB 701 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: Considered by subcommittee in public hearing
Caption: Relating to revising the Foundation School Program.
SB 702 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to student services fees and building use fees at state-supported institutions of higher education.
SB 808 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: Referred to Committee on State Affairs
Caption: Relating to statements regarding motorcycle helmets.
SB 809 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: Reported from committee favorably with amendments
Caption: Relating to longevity pay for full-time deputy constables.
SB 1011 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to overtime work for peace officers in certain counties.
SB 1166 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to service retirement, disability retirement, and death benefits for officers and employees of incorporated cities, towns, and villages.
SB 1174 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: Scheduled for public hearing on . . . . . .
Caption: Relating to reverse annuity mortgages.
SB 1177 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Finance
Caption: Relating to contributions to and benefits payable under the Teacher Retirement System of Texas.
SB 1205 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Jurisprudence
Caption: Relating to analyses of initiative and referendum measures.
SB 1213 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: Referred to Committee on State Affairs
Caption: Relating to standard weapons for use by peace officers.
SB 1214 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: Referred to Committee on State Affairs
Caption: Relating to weapons proficiency of commissioned security officers.
SB 1215 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: Referred to Committee on State Affairs
Caption: Relating to weapons proficiency of peace officers.
SB 1223 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: Reported from committee unfavorably
Caption: Relating to protection of convenience store workers; providing penalties.
SB 1261 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: Scheduled for public hearing on . . . . . .
Caption: Relating to appointment of commissioners to the port commission of the Port of Houston Authority of Harris County.
SB 1273 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: Vetoed by the Governor
Caption: Relating to the authority of certain cities to annex a municipal utility district.
SCR 4 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Administration
Caption: Creating the Joint Interim Committee to Study Decentralization of State Agencies.
SCR 12 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Jurisprudence
Caption: Rescinding the state's ratification of the proposed amendment to the U.S. Constitution relating to equal rights for men and women.
SCR 13 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: Scheduled for public hearing on . . . . . .
Caption: Memorializing Congress to initiate amendment to U.S. Constitution to provide for election of federal district judges.
SCR 28 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: Signed by the Governor
Caption: Memorializing the President and Congress to launch an all-out energy production and conservation effort.
SCR 88 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Jurisprudence
Caption: Memorializing Congress to initiate an amendment providing for initiative and referendum on the federal level.
SCR 92 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: Signed by the Governor
Caption: Granting David Mitcham and Eric Samuelson permission to sue the state.
SJR 2 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Finance
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment restricting the power of the legislature and the political subdivisions of the state to increase taxes.
SJR 4 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Finance
Caption: Proposing an amendment to the Texas Constitution to prohibit the legislature from taxing personal or corporate incomes without approval by a popular vote.
SJR 5 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Proposing to amend the Texas Constitution so as to reserve in the people the powers of initiative and referendum.
SJR 6 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: Reported from committee favorably with substitute
Caption: Proposing an amendment to the Texas Constitution relating to the division of counties into precincts for the election of justices of the peace, constables, and county commissioners.
SJR 8 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: Filed with the Secretary of State
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment to authorize the governor to remove appointed officers with the advice and consent of the senate; and allowing the governor to call a special session of the senate for this purpose.
SJR 10 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: Scheduled for public hearing on . . . . . .
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment providing for the selection of the elective judges and justices of the courts of this state, with certain exceptions, at nonpartisan elections held in the odd-numbered years.
SJR 14 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: Reported from committee favorably with amendments
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment guaranteeing the right of a person to work for an employer without regard to whether the person is a member of or makes a payment to a labor organization.
SJR 20 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: Referred to Committee on State Affairs
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment to limit the existence of certain state agencies.
SJR 21 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: Reported from committee favorably without amendments
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment to provide for interim sessions of the senate to consider the confirmation of gubernatorial appointees.
SJR 25 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: Referred to Committee on State Affairs
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment to provide for enforcement of the prohibition against legislation during a special session on subjects other than those designated by the governor.
SJR 27 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: Referred to Committee on State Affairs
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment to limit the number of times that a person may be elected governor or lieutenant governor.
SJR 28 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: Referred to Committee on State Affairs
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment relating to terms of office and salary of members of the legislature.
SJR 32 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: Governor submitted as emergency
Caption: Proposing an amendment to the Texas Constitution to grant the state a right of appeal in criminal cases as provided by law.
SJR 34 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: Referred to Committee on State Affairs
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment relating to the date the governor takes office.
SJR 40 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: Reported from committee favorably without amendments
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment to provide that the lieutenant governor's compensation is set by law.
SJR 60 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Finance
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment relating to voter approval of local government debt.
SR 8 Author: Mengden, Walter
Caption: Extending congratulations to Colonel Wilson E. (Pat) Speir.
SR 191 Author: Mengden, Walter
Caption: Memorial resolution for Walter J. "Coby" Pieper III.
SR 448 Author: Mengden, Walter
Caption: Memorial resolution for Lois Wilkerson Carmack Hoerger.
SR 449 Author: Mengden, Walter
Caption: Extending congratulations to the Jefferson Davis Association.
SR 485 Author: Mengden, Walter
Caption: Directing the Senate Committee on State Affairs to study cults in Texas.
SR 497 Author: Mengden, Walter | et. al.
Caption: Extending congratulations to Fred Hartman and Charles K. Devall.
SR 632 Author: Mengden, Walter
Caption: Directing the Senate Committee on Jurisprudence to study the problem of convenience store robberies.
SR 722 Author: Mengden, Walter
Caption: Extending congratulations to Phyllis Quinn, Jay Gore, and Terence Riggan.
SR 723 Author: Mengden, Walter
Caption: Extending congratulations to Beth Toney, Vickie Craft, and Sue Krenek.
65th Regular Session
SB 59 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Excluding from the definition of "sales price" in the Limited Sales, Excise and Use Tax Act receipts from certain mandatory service charges.
SB 80 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: Coauthor authorized
Caption: Relating to proof of financial responsibility on registration of a motor vehicle or issuance or renewal of a license to operate motor vehicle and maintenance of proof of financial responsibility; amending the Texas Motor Vehicle Safety-Responsibility Act.
SB 86 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Public Education
Caption: Relating to silent prayer or meditation in public schools.
SB 106 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: Reported from committee favorably
Caption: Relating to exclusion from the provisions of the Act creating the Harris-Galveston Coastal Subsidence District; and declaring an emergency.
SB 107 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Prohibiting the coercion of parents of public school students to join or contribute to private organizations; providing penalties.
SB 108 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to the recovery of costs and attorney's fees in libel and slander suits; and declaring an emergency.
SB 109 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: Effective on . . . . . . . . . .
Caption: Relating to the use of an alias driver's license by a law enforcement officer under certain circumstances.
SB 110 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: 90 Day Bill
Caption: Relating to exempting syringes and hypodermic needles used for medical purposes from the sales tax.
SB 111 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: 90 Day Bill
Caption: Relating to the appropriations and allocation of funds to public junior and community colleges to cover the loss of tuition and laboratory fees resulting from tuition and fee exemptions.
SB 112 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Education
Caption: Relating to notes executed for student loans under the Texas Opportunity Plan Fund.
SB 113 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: 90 Day Bill
Caption: Creating a prosecuting attorney's coordinating council; providing for membership, duties, and powers; providing for the reprimand, disqualification, and removal of prosecuting attorneys under certain circumstances and the procedures therefor; providing a severability clause; and declaring an emergency.
SB 114 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: 90 Day Bill
Caption: Permitting a voter who expects to serve as a poll watcher in an election precinct other than the precinct of his residence to vote absentee.
SB 115 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: Referred to Committee on State Affairs
Caption: Relating to the waiting period for a voter's registration to become effective after the registrar's receipt of the application for registration.
SB 116 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: Considered by subcommittee in public hearing
Caption: Relating to information on prior felony convictions on an application for voter registration and to informing persons already registered of the rules with respect to registration and voting by convicted felons.
SB 146 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: 90 Day Bill
Caption: Relating to the powers of arrest, search and seizure of certain federal criminal investigators, though they are not designated as peace officers.
SB 180 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: 90 Day Bill
Caption: Relating to longevity pat for sheriff deputies.
SB 181 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to incentive pay for certain peace officers.
SB 235 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: Referred to Subcommittee on Criminal Matters
Caption: Relating to the interception and use of wire or oral communications; creating penalties; amending the Code of Criminal Procedure, 1965.
SB 236 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: Assigned to General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to the defense of certain suits against peace officers employed by an incorporated city or town or a special purpose district; and declaring an emergency.
SB 237 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: Assigned to General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to the requirement of voter approval before a city or town may establish a police civilian review board as defined in the Act; and declaring an emergency.
SB 238 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: Considered by committee in public hearing
Caption: Relating to the prohibition of certain obscene activities on permises where alcoholic beverages are served or sold for on-premise consumption; providing penalties.
SB 239 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: Considered by subcommittee in public hearing
Caption: Relating to the insanity defense in criminal cases.
SB 240 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: Considered by subcommittee in public hearing
Caption: Authorizing the issuance of search warrants to search for and seize evidence of a crime.
SB 241 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: Referred to Subcommittee on Criminal Matters
Caption: Relating to evidence by deposition and former testimony in criminal trials.
SB 242 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: Considered by subcommittee in public hearing
Caption: Relating to admission in evidence at the trial of a criminal case of the oral statements and admissions of guilt made by the accused.
SB 243 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: Referred to Subcommittee on Criminal Matters
Caption: Relating to assessment of sentence by the judge in criminal cases.
SB 244 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: Considered by subcommittee in public hearing
Caption: Relating to priority for trial of certain drug offenses.
SB 245 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: Referred to Subcommittee on Criminal Matters
Caption: Relating to the unauthorized importing or wholesailing of opium or heroin; providing penalties; amending the Texas Controlled Substance Act.
SB 246 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: Considered by subcommittee in public hearing
Caption: Relating to the elements of certain criminal offenses and the authorized panalties for certain criminal offenses.
SB 247 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: Considered by subcommittee in public hearing
Caption: Relating to the punishment for violent crimes committed against women, children, and elderly persons; providing penalties.
SB 341 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to the rights of teacher organizations in consultation meetings with a board of trustees.
SB 398 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: 90 Day Bill
Caption: Relating to the number of instructors a private beauty culture school is required to have on its staff.
SB 399 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Economic Development
Caption: Relating to the issuance of warning tickets for certain speeding violations and to the use of convictions of the violations in determining insurance availability and premiums.
SB 403 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: Referred to Subcommittee on Civil Matters
Caption: Relating to the enforcement of certain property settlement agreements made on divorce or annulment.
SB 416 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: 90 Day Bill
Caption: Relating to the rights of medical personnel and health care facilities not to perform abortions; prohibiting discrimination against a person because of attitude concerning abortions or refusal to perform them; giving persons whos rights are violated certain remedies.
SB 434 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: Reported from committee favorably substituted
Caption: Relating to certain charges and fees of certain water control and improvment districts and municipal utility districts.
SB 435 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: Referred to Committee on State Affairs
Caption: Relating to regulation of pecuniary interests of members and former members of certain state boards and commissions; providing a penalty.
SB 436 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to certain conduct of members of the State Board of Insurance.
SB 487 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to a nomination by the appropriate executive committee of the political party where no candidate files for an office in the party's primary.
SB 488 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: Referred to Committee on State Affairs
Caption: Relating to the state conventions and the state executive committee of a political party which holds primary elections.
SB 489 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: 90 Day Bill
Caption: Relating to theft of rental services and providing for presumption of intent to avoid payment under certain circumstances.
SB 490 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: Referred to Committee on State Affairs
Caption: Relating to the apprenhension of members of the Texas National Guard who fail to report for official functions.
SB 491 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: Referred to Committee on State Affairs
Caption: Relating to the accountability of members of the Texas National Guard for certain property.
SB 492 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: Referred to Committee on State Affairs
Caption: Regulating assistance to voters by persons who are not election officers; stating criminal penalties.
SB 493 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: Referred to Committee on State Affairs
Caption: Relating to primary elections held by political parties; providing for the conduct and financing of joint primary elections for all parties making nominations by the primary election process; also making changes with respect to other affairs of political parties and to other matters relating to the nomination and election of candidates, which are necessitated by the changes in the law with respect to primary elections; containing penal provisions.
SB 494 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: Referred to Committee on State Affairs
Caption: Relating to presidential primary elections; providing alternative methods for conducting the primaries; prescribing criminal penalties.
SB 503 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Human Resources
Caption: Relating to the requirement of a notice when a microwave oven is used in close proximity to guests or consumers in a place open to the public, and providing a penalty.
SB 504 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Finance
Caption: Relating to exemptions from the inheritance tax for spouses of decedents.
SB 530 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: Referred to Committee on State Affairs
Caption: Relating to the method of voting at elections where names of nominees of political parties appear on the ballot; removing authorization for a voter to vote a straight ticket for a political party by making a single mark or punch or by operating a single lever or other mechanism.
SB 558 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to adding a position to and increasing the salaries under the Texas Public Education Compensation Plan.
SB 559 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: 90 Day Bill
Caption: Relating to the permissible number of days a retired member may be employed as a substitute employee.
SB 593 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: Reported from committee favorably
Caption: Relating to legislative review and disapproval of rules and proposed rules of state agencies.
SB 594 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Education
Caption: Relating to student services fees and building use fees at state-supported institutions of higher education.
SB 603 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: Referred to Subcommittee on Criminal Matters
Caption: Relating to the payment of rewards to persons who provide information leading to arrest and conviction of certain drug offenders.
SB 608 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Calendars
Caption: Relating to requiring semiannual meetings at each nursing home to discuss conditions at the home.
SB 646 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Calendars
Caption: Relating to the right to carry handguns and certain other weapons while travelling.
SB 647 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: Referred to Committee on State Affairs
Caption: Relating to service retirement benefits for commissioned peace officers of the State Board of Control.
SB 665 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: Considered by committee in public hearing
Caption: Relating to licensing of certain persons as nursing home administrators.
SB 666 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to the records of secondhand metal dealers.
SB 674 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: Reported from committee favorably
Caption: Relating to questions on student applications for grants, fellowships, or financial assistance at state-supported instiutions of higher education.
SB 705 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Natural Resources
Caption: Relating to the prohibition of certain injection wells for drainage of septic tank effluent; providing a civil penalty.
SB 706 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: Referred to Committee on State Affairs
Caption: Relating to the procedure for accepting a voter at the polling place; eliminating the signature roster and providing for placing the voter's signature on the list of registered voters.
SB 723 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Human Resources
Caption: Authorizing the State Board of Public Welfare to promulgate rules and regulations governing state assistance grants and medical programs for needy individuals without regard to the availability of federal matching funds or federal guidelines.
SB 794 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: Referred to Committee on State Affairs
Caption: Relating to the decentralization of state agencies in the central Texas area.
SB 795 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: Referred to Committee on State Affairs
Caption: Relating to the reinstatement of active membership in the Teacher Retirement System of certain retired members of the system.
SB 796 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: Referred to Committee on State Affairs
Caption: Relating to service retirement, disability, and death benefits for officers and employees of incorporated cities, towns, and villages.
SB 797 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Intergovernmental Relations
Caption: Relating to petitions requesting municipal annexation.
SB 798 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: Reported from committee favorably
Caption: Relating to the construction of controlled access highways within the city of Jersey Village.
SB 799 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: Reported from committee favorably
Caption: Relating to the construction of controlled access highways within the Memorial Bend subdivision in Harris County.
SB 800 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Education
Caption: Relating to recognition of homosexual organizations at state-supported institutions of higher education and the use of campus facilities by these organization; providing penalties.
SB 855 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Natural Resources
Caption: Relating to the fee for a nonresident hunting license.
SB 856 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: Considered by committee in public hearing
Caption: Relating to the admission of foreign students to public institutions of higher education.
SB 979 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: Considered by committee in public hearing
Caption: Relating to the creation, organization, powers, duties, and financing of certain public utility agencies as defined in the Act and to the rights and powers of participating public entities.
SB 980 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: Referred to Committee on State Affairs
Caption: Relating to the creation, administration, powers, duties, and financing of the Texas Public School Group Insurance Plan.
SB 983 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: Considered by committee in public hearing
Caption: Relating to home improvement loans.
SB 984 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: Considered by committee in public hearing
Caption: Relating to secondary mortgage loans and property loans.
SB 985 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Education
Caption: Relating to independent school districts whose creation has been upheld by the State Board of Education.
SB 1019 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: Reported from committee favorably substituted
Caption: Relating to Finance Commission's powers and duties and the promulgation of orders setting rates of interest, categories, and maximum maturities on certain loans.
SB 1189 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: Effective on . . . . . . . . . .
Caption: Relating to an employment program for certain welfare recipients.
SB 1227 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: Notice given- 1 hour to suspend rules to consider
Caption: Relating to county ordinances regulating nudist establishments; providing a penalty.
SB 1228 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Jurisprudence
Caption: Relating to restitution as a condition of probation or parole and parole revocation hearings.
SB 1258 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Intergovernmental Relations
Caption: Relating to authorization of county and municipal law enforcement officers to assist other counties and municipalities in certain circumstances.
SB 1259 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: Referred to Committee on State Affairs
Caption: Relating to the requirement that certain county officers and district attorneys disclose certain financial interests, activities, and gifts; providing penalties.
SB 1283 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: 90 Day Bill
Caption: Relating to the identification of the area comprising the Klein Independent School District as the community of Klein.
SB 1293 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Economic Development
Caption: Relating to residency and experience requirements for real estate salesmen or brokers.
SB 1328 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: Referred to Committee on State Affairs
Caption: Relating to contributions to and benefits payable under the Teacher Retirement System of Texas.
SB 1333 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Human Resources
Caption: Relating to reform of the state welfare system by changing the rules of law regarding the obligation of a person to support his relatives.
SB 1334 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Human Resources
Caption: Establishing public assistance payments as claims in favor of the state and providing for liens to secure the payment thereof.
SCR 4 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: Signed by Governor
Caption: To memorialize the Congress of the United State to oppose repeal of Section 14(b) of the Taft-Hartley Act of 1947.
SCR 11 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Finance
Caption: To memorialize the Congress of the United States to propose an amendment to the U.S. Constitution to prohibit deficit spending by the federal government, except in times of genuine emergency, when authorized by a 4/5th vote of each house of Congress.
SCR 24 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: Referred to Subcommittee on Civil Matters
Caption: Recalling ratification of the equal rights amendment to U.S. Constitution.
SCR 48 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Economic Development
Caption: Creating a special interim committee of House and Senate members to study high cost of all forms of insurance.
SCR 52 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: Referred to Committee on State Affairs
Caption: Creating an interim committee to study government decentralization.
SCR 61 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: Referred to Committee on State Affairs
Caption: Creating a joint interim committee to study all aspects of regional governments for Texas.
SCR 72 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Jurisprudence
Caption: Memorializing Congress to provide for election of federal district judges.
SCR 91 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: Signed by Governor
Caption: Memorializing Congress to request the United States Postal Service to establish a Post Office at Klein, Texas.
SCR 103 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Energy Resources
Caption: Memorializing Congress to adopt national energy policy emphasizing development and production of energy sources.
SCR 113 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Administration
Caption: Creating a joint interim committee to study organization and responsibilities of State Bar of Texas.
SJR 6 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: Referred to Committee on State Affairs
Caption: Proposing an amendment to the Texas Constitution to limit the length of time that a person may hold the office of State Senator or State Representative.
SJR 7 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: Considered by committee in public hearing
Caption: Proposing an amendment to the Texas Constitution to limit the number of times that a person may be elected to the office of Governor or Lieutenant Governor.
SJR 8 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: Reported from committee favorably
Caption: To guarantee the right of a person to work for an employer without regard to whether he is a member of or makes a payment to a labor organization.
SJR 10 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: Coauthor authorized
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment restricting the power of the legislature to increase state taxes in excess of eight percent of the total personal income of the state unless approved by a two-thirds vote of the membership of each house or by referendum.
SJR 11 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Finance
Caption: To prohibit the legislature from taxing personal or corporate income without approval by a popular vote.
SJR 14 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: Referred to Committee on State Affairs
Caption: To limit the existence of certain state agencies.
SJR 22 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: Referred to Subcommittee on Criminal Matters
Caption: To provide that the state shall have a right of appeal in criminal cases as provided by law.
SJR 23 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: Considered by subcommittee in public hearing
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment to permit the detention without bail, under certain conditions, of a person accused of a felony involving violence against another if he has previously been convicted of a felony involving violence against another.
SJR 24 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: Recommitted to Subcommittee
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment providing for the selection of the elective judges and justices of the courts of this state, with certain exceptions, at nonpartisan elections held in the odd-numbered years.
SJR 25 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: Referred to Committee on State Affairs
Caption: To provide that appointive members of governmental bodies who are appointed by the governor shall serve at the pleasure of the governor.
SJR 35 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: So as to reserve in the people the powers of initiative and referendum.
SJR 37 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: Referred to Committee on State Affairs
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment to prohibit members and former members of certain state boards and commission from having certain pecuniary interests.
SJR 43 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: Referred to Committee on State Affairs
Caption: To prohibit state agencies from accepting gifts or grants from private sources.
SJR 46 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Human Resources
Caption: To delete the requirement that state funds for assistance grants and medical care for needy individuals and families be matched with federal funds.
SJR 57 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: Referred to Committee on State Affairs
Caption: Relating to the division of counties into precints for the election of justices of the peace, constables, and county commissioners.
SR 68 Author: Mengden, Walter | et. al.
Caption: Requesting the Senate of the United States to reject the nomination of F. Ray Marshall to be Secretary of Labor.
SR 81 Author: Mengden, Walter | et. al.
Caption: Extending congratulations to the 1976 Strake Jesuit College Preparatory Fighting Crusader Football Team.
SR 684 Author: Mengden, Walter
Caption: Directing the Committee on State Affairs to study the desirability and feasibility of authorizing a uniform group life and health insurance plan for public school teachers and employees.
SR 685 Author: Mengden, Walter
Caption: Extending congratulations to the Good Samaritan Lutheran Home.
SR 758 Author: Mengden, Walter
Caption: Memorializing Congress to adopt a national energy program.
SR 855 Author: Mengden, Walter
Caption: Extending congratulations to Thomas K. Algor.
65th 1st Called Session
SCR 6 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: Laid on table subject to call
Caption: Requesting the governor to expand the call of the 1st Called Session of the 65th Legislature to include legislation relating to the regulation of nursing homes.
SCR 7 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: Laid on table subject to call
Caption: Creating a special interim committee to be called the Joint Interim Committee to Study Nursing Homes.
SR 35 Author: Mengden, Walter | et. al.
Caption: Directing Committee on Human Resources to study, during interim, existing problems in nursing homes and develop possible legislation to solve problems.
65th 2nd Called Session
SJR 4 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment restricting the power of the legislature and the political subdivisions of the state to increase taxes.
SJR 5 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: Coauthor authorized
Caption: Proposing to amend the Texas Constitution so as to reserve in the people the powers of initiative and referendum.
SR 103 Author: Mengden, Walter
Caption: Extending congratulations to Mrs. Christina Brady Biggs.
SR 104 Author: Mengden, Walter
Caption: Memorializing the Congress of the United States not to enact the equalization tax on lower tier or "old" oil.
SR 105 Author: Mengden, Walter | et. al.
Caption: Extending congratulations to Senator Frank Lombardino for his legislative achievements and many years of public service to the people of San Antonio and the State of Texas.
64th Regular Session
SB 3 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Making unlawful the execution of an oil, gas, amd mineral lease by certain enumerated persons, agencies, and entities unless such lease shall include provisions that no gas produced from the mineral estate subject to such lease shall be sold or contracted for sale for ultimate use outside of the State of Texas unless and until the Railroad Commission of Texas shall find that neither the lessor, certain health-care facilities, public and private schools, state and other public facilities, food and fiber producers, nor any resident of Texas requires said gas as fuel to meet needs for fuel or raw material; enumerating the persons, agencies, and entities affected; providing that the Commissioner of the General Land Office shall not receive or file a lease required to be filed by him unless such lease includes specified terms and conditions; providing that any lease executed or received and filed in violation hereof shall be null and void; further providing for the granting of exceptions to the provisions hereof upon a finding by the Railroad Commission that enforcement of such provisions would cause physical waste or unreasonably deny to the lessee an opportunity economically to produce hydrocarbons from the lands subject to the lease in question; providing for severability; repealing all laws and parts of laws in conflict herewith.
SB 60 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Education
Caption: Relating to silent prayer in public schools.
SB 64 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: Referred to Subcommittee on Criminal Matters
Caption: Relating to priority for trial of certain drug offenses.
SB 65 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: Reported from committee favorably without amendments
Caption: Relating to the use of an alias driver's license by law enforcement officers who are acting in an undercover capacity.
SB 88 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to regulation of the sale of certain subdivided land; providing a penalty.
SB 91 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to the state and local regulation of public utilities; providing a penalty.
SB 116 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: Reported from committee favorably substituted
Caption: Relating to home improvement loans.
SB 117 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: Reported from committee favorably substituted
Caption: Relating to the requirement of record-keeping and taking of thumbprints by pawnbrokers and secondhand metal dealers.
SB 118 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: Co-author authorized
Caption: Relating to shooting a firearm within one mile of a residence without the written consent of the occupant; providing a penalty.
SB 119 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: Reported from committee favorably without amendments
Caption: Relating to criminal trespass while hunting.
SB 172 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: Vetoed by the Governor
Caption: Authorizing and requiring the State of Texas, its agencies and departments, and all of its political subdivisions employing one or more peace officers to provide legal services and representation for such officers, without cost to the officer, in any lawsuit for damages arising out of a tort claim that such officer was acting, at the time the damages were sustained, in the discharge of his official duties; defining certain terms; providing procedures for retaining counsel for such officer; providing for immunity from liability for acts or ommissions by counsel so provided; limiting the liability of units of government where the officer retains his own counsel; providing procedures in cases where the unit of government refuses to provide counsel; prescribing the conditions under which the unit of government is liable for attorney's fee of counsel retained by the officer; exempting all units of government from liability for judgment for money damages rendered against such officers.
SB 173 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: Reported from subcommittee with no action taken
Caption: Relating to the penalty for obtaining or aiding in obtaining welfare benefits by fraudulent means.
SB 232 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: Reported from committee favorably without amendments
Caption: Relating to the recovery of costs and attorneys' fees in libel and slander suits.
SB 236 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to appointment as Firemen's Pension Commissioner.
SB 286 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: Referred to Subcommittee on Criminal Matters
Caption: Abolishing the insanity defense in criminal cases.
SB 287 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: Referred to Subcommittee on Criminal Matters
Caption: Amending Article 38.22, Code of Criminal Procedure, 1965, as amended; providing rules governing admission in evidence at the trial of a criminal case of the oral statements and admissions of guilt made by the accused.
SB 317 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: Reported from committee favorably without amendments
Caption: Relating to the allocation of funds to public junior and community colleges to cover the loss of tuition and laboratory fees resulting from tuition and fee exemptions in Section 54.101, 54.102, and 54.201 through 54.208.
SB 334 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to proof of financial responsibility on registration of a motor vehicle and maintenance of proof of financial responsibility.
SB 352 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: Referred to Subcommittee on Criminal Matters
Caption: Relating to the retail sale of merchandise at a price higher than originally marked.
SB 388 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: Reported from subcommittee with no action taken
Caption: Relating to the interception and use of wire or oral communication.
SB 389 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: Reported from subcommittee with no action taken
Caption: Requiring the judge to assess sentence in all criminal cases in this state.
SB 390 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: Referred to Subcommittee on Criminal Matters
Caption: Relating to the use or exhibition of firearms in the commission of certain felony offenses; providing for imprisonment without probation or parole in those instances; relating to the classification of felony offenses; providing penalties for repeat or habitual offenders and criminal attempt; defining offenses; providing penalties; authorizing probation and parole in certain instances.
SB 430 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: Reported from committee favorably
Caption: Relating to the requirement of voter approval before a city or town may establish a police civilian review board.
SB 431 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: Reported from subcommittee with no action taken
Caption: Authorizing the issuance of search warrants to search for and seize evidence of a crime.
SB 487 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: Reported from subcommittee with no action taken
Caption: Relating to the unauthorized importing or wholesaling of opium or heroin; defining offenses; creating penalties.
SB 488 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: Reported from subcommittee with no action taken
Caption: Relating to the payment of rewards to persons who provide information leading to arrest and conviction of certain drug offenders.
SB 489 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to the power of certain cities and towns to annex certain adjacent territory.
SB 524 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: Considered by committee in public hearing
Caption: Limiting use of natural gas produced in Texas as boiler fuel for generation of electricity which use would constitute waste; defining superior uses for such natural gas; providing for exceptions to be granted by the Railroad Commission of Texas in certain circumstances; providing for enforcement, providing for severability.
SB 592 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Human Resources
Caption: Authorizing the State Board of Public Welfare to promulgate rules and regulations governing state assistance grants and medical programs for needy individuals without regard to the availability of federal matching funds or federal guidelines.
SB 713 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Education
Caption: Relating to revising the Foundation School Program.
SB 714 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Education
Caption: Relating to student services fees and building use fees at state-supported institutions of higher education.
SB 715 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Education
Caption: Relating to questions on student applications for grants, fellowships, or financial assistance at state-supported institutions of higher education.
SB 723 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Education
Caption: Prohibiting the recognition of homosexual organizations at state-supported institutions of higher education and the use of campus facilities by these organizations.
SB 777 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to policy provisions concerning settlement at maturity of certain life insurance policies in an amount different from what appears on the face of the policy; providing for payment of minimum amounts under certain circumstances; excepting certain types of policies from application of certain provisions of this Act.
SB 778 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: Referred to Subcommittee on Criminal Matters
Caption: Prohibiting certain obscene activities on premises where alcoholic beverages are served or sold for on-premises consumption.
SB 779 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: Reported from committee favorably
Caption: Relating to secondary mortgage loans and property loans.
SB 780 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Natural Resources
Caption: Relating to requiring applicants for tidal water commercial fishing licenses to provide to the Parks and Wildlife Department satisfactory evidence that the applicant is knowledgeable about practices, methods, and procedures in the marketing of fish and that the applicant will not take fish without having a reasonable assurance of an available market for the fish taken.
SB 781 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: Reported from committee favorably substituted
Caption: Relating to requiring monthly meetings at each nursing home to discuss conditions at the home.
SB 782 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Human Resources
Caption: Relating to delinquent conduct and conduct indicating a need for supervision; relating to commitment to the Texas Youth Council; authorizing the juvenile court to identify certain children as dangerous to themselves or to others and providing for confinement for children dangerous to themselves or others.
SB 783 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to the payment of premiums on certain life insurance policies that exceed the face value of the policies.
SB 839 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the inclusion and exclusion of certain persons within and the financing of participation in regional or area-wide waste collection, treatment, or disposal systems and for review of actions taken; validating certain elections, proceedings, and acts heretofore adopted by the governing body of a district, as defined, with certain exceptions as to matters litigated or in litigation.
SB 840 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: Referred to Subcommittee on Criminal Matters
Caption: Relating to evidence by deposition and former testimony in criminal trials.
SB 841 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Administration
Caption: Providing for legislative recognition of the problems relating to congestion of traffic in the Capitol Complex and urban problems caused by the high concentration of state employees in the capital; providing for the creation of a Division of State Government Decentralization in the office of the governor; providing for the employment of staff; requiring that the Division undertake certain studies and establishing procedures for the conduct of such studies.
SB 1021 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Criminal Jurisprudence
Caption: Relating to the commissioning and classification of peace officers; amending the list of persons included in the term "peace officers".
SB 1022 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: Reported from committee favorably substituted
Caption: Authorizing management agreements for and leases of the Hospitals; modifying the provisions for the issuance, approval and sale of Authority's revenue bonds, the revenues pledged to the payment thereof and the use to be made of the bond proceeds.
SB 1023 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: Reported from committee favorably substituted
Caption: Authorizing management agreements for and leases of Hospitals; restricting the location of a Hospital so that it will not be within the boundaries of a City Hospital Authority; modifying the provisions for the issuance, approval and sale of Authority's revenue bonds, the revenues pledged to the payment thereof, and the use to be made of the bond proceeds.
SB 1091 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Education
Caption: Relating to the reinstatement of active membership in the Teacher Retirement System by certain retired members of the system.
SB 1126 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Jurisprudence
Caption: Creating a Prosecuting Attorneys Council; providing for membership, duties, and powers; providing for the censure and removal of prosecuting attorneys for misconduct.
SCR 34 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: Signed by Governor
Caption: Granting permission to David Melville "Buck" McCullough, Goodall Wooten "Hank" McCullough, George H. McCullough, and the Estate of Ella Newsome Wooten, by and through the Capital National Bank in Austin, as independent executor and testamentary trustee, to sue the State of Texas in any court of competent jurisdiction, providing that venue for the suit be in Travis County, Texas, providing that in the event suit if filed, service of citation and other required process be made on the Attorney General of Texas and the Chairman of the Board of Regents of the University of Texas System; providing that nothing in this resolution shall be construed as an admission by the State of Texas, or any of its agents, employees, departments, agencies, or political subdivisions, of liability or of the truth of any allegations asserted by the claimant, but the alleged cause of action must be proved under the laws of the State of Texas as in other civil cases; providing that nothing in this resolution shall be construed as a waiver of any defencse of fact or law available to the State of Texas or any of its agenst, employees, departments, agencies, or political subdivisions, but every defense is specifically reserved.
SCR 37 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Administration
Caption: Creating a Joint Interim Committee to be entitled the Joint Committee to Study the Decentralization of State Agencies, to be composed of 15 members; providing that the Committee shall immediately undertake to study the problem of congestion in and around the capitol complex by the agencies of the state, and recommend solutions thereto; providing that the Committee shall meet initially at the call of the Lieutenant Governor who shall designate a senator to preside at the first meeting pending the election of a chairman and vice-chairman by the members of the committee; providing that the committee shall have power to issue process to witnesses at any place in the state and to compel their attendance and production of all books, records, and instruments, to issue attachments where necessary to obtain compliance with subpoenas or other process, which may be addressed to and served by any peace officer in this State; providing that from the contingent expense fund of the Senate and the General House Fund of the House equally, the members of the committee shall be reimbursed for their actual expenses incurred in carrying out the purposes of this resolution, and other necessary expenses of operation shall be paid from teh contingent expense fund of the Senate and the General House Fund of the House of Representatives equally; providing that the committee shall prepare budget for its operating expenses which shall be submitted to the Senate Committee on Administration and the House Administration Committee and no expenditure shall be made until the budget has been approved; authorizing the committee to employ staff for the conduct of the study; providing that the committee shall make its complete report, including findings and recommendations and drafts of any legislation deemed necessary, to the 65th Legislature when it convense in January, 1977.
SCR 63 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: Signed by Governor
Caption: Granting permission to George Chandler, trustee, to sue the State of Texas and the Parks and Wildlife Department for the purpose of clearing the title to the property and determining the rights as to that part of the property that is submerged as a result of subsidence; providing that in the event suit is filed, service of citation and other required process be made on the Attorney General of Texas and on the chairman of the Parks and Wildlife Commission, and that the suit be tried as other civil suits; providing that nothing in this resolution may be construed as an admission by the State of Texas, or any of its employees, agents, departments, agencies, or political subdivisions, of liability or of the truth of any allegation asserted by the claimant, but the alleged cause of action must be proved under the laws of this state as in other civil cases; providing that nothing in this resolution shall be construed as a waiver of any defense of fact or law available to the State of Texas or to any of its employees, agents, departments, agencies, or political subdivisions, but every defense is specifically reserved.
SJR 6 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Texas Constitution
Caption: Amending Constitution to restrict power of Legislature to increase State taxes.
SJR 7 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Texas Constitution
Caption: Amending Constitution to limit the existence of certain State agencies.
SJR 10 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Texas Constitution
Caption: Amending Constitution to provide right of appeal for the State in criminal cases.
SJR 22 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Texas Constitution
Caption: Amending Constitution to guarantee a person the right to work.
SJR 23 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Texas Constitution
Caption: Amending Constitution to provide that appointive members of governmental bodies appointed by Governor shall serve at the pleasure of the Governor.
SJR 28 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Texas Constitution
Caption: Amending Constitution to prohibit taxing personal or corporate incomes.
SJR 29 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Texas Constitution
Caption: Amending Constitution to provide for selection of elective judges and justices of courts.
SJR 31 Author: Mengden, Walter | et. al.
Last Action: Co-author authorized
Caption: Amending Constitution to permit detention without bail of person accused of felony if previously convicted of felony.
SJR 35 Author: Mengden, Walter | et. al.
Last Action: Co-author authorized
Caption: Amending Constitution to reserve in the people the powers of initiative and referendum.
SJR 48 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Texas Constitution
Caption: Amending Constitution to delete requirement that State funds used for certain purposes be matched with federal funds.
SJR 51 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Texas Constitution
Caption: Amending Constitution to prohibit certain State agencies from accepting gifts or grants from private sources.
SR 296 Author: Mengden, Walter
Caption: Creating Senate Interim Committee to study decentralization of State agencies.
SR 402 Author: Mengden, Walter | et. al.
Caption: Memorializing Congress to act favorably and expeditiously on the Bentsen-Eckhart bill to provide immediate relief for the subsidence-stricken Brownwood Addition of Baytown, Texas.
SR 403 Author: Mengden, Walter | et. al.
Caption: Requesting the United States Corps of Engineers to proceed with subsidence investigation with all possible haste.
SR 422 Author: Mengden, Walter
Caption: Extending congratulations to the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word.
SR 554 Author: Mengden, Walter
Caption: Extending congratulations to J. S. Norman, Jr.
SR 688 Author: Mengden, Walter
Caption: Extending congratulations to Mrs. Temple Shell.
63rd Regular Session
SB 117 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: Reported favorably
Caption: Relating to silent prayer in public schools.
SB 119 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: Referred to Committee on State Affairs
Caption: Requiring annual reexamination of drivers 65 years of age or older.
SB 134 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: Referred to Committee on State Affairs
Caption: Relating to student services fees, building use fees, and student union fees at state-supported institutions of higher education.
SB 184 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: Reported favorably
Caption: Making unlawful the execution of an oil, gas and mineral lease by certain enumerated persons, agencies and entities unless such lease shall include provisions that no gas produced from the mineral estate subject to such lease shall be sold on contracted for sale for ultimate use outside of the State of Texas unless and until the Texas Railroad Commission shall find that neither the lessor, certain health-care facilities, public and private schools, State and other public facilities, nor any resident of Texas requires said gas as fuel to meed needs for heat and electricity; enumerating the persons, agencies and entities affected; providing that the Land Commissioner shall not receive or file a lease required to be filed by him unless such lease includes specified terms and conditions; providing that any lease executed or received and filed in violation hereof shall be null and void; further providing for the granting of exceptions to the provisions hereof upon a finding by the Railroad Commission that enforcement of such provisions would cause physical waste or unreasonably deny to the lessee an opportunity economical to produce hydrocarbons from the lands subject to the lease in question; providing for severability; repealing all laws and parts of laws in conflict herewith.
SB 191 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Natural Resources
Caption: Providing that the Texas Railroad Commission henceforth shall not issue any permit to authorize the drilling of an oil or gas well in this State unless such permit include provisions that no gas produced from the well to be permitted shall be sold or contracted for sale for ultimate use outside of the State of Texas unless and until the Railroad Commission shall find that neither certain health-care facilities, public and private schools, State and other public facilities, nor any resident of Texas requires said gas as fuel to meet needs for heat and electricity; providing that the Railroad Commission shall not assign a production allowable to any oil or gas well unless such be made subject to the previously enumerated terms and conditions; further providing for the granting of exceptions to the provisions hereof upon a finding by the Railroad Commission that enforcement of such provisions would cause physical waste or unreasonably deny to the lessee an opportunity economically to produce hydrocarbons from the well in question; providing for severability; repealing all laws and parts of laws in conflict herewith.
SB 204 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: Sent to subcommittee
Caption: Requiring the judge to assess sentence in all criminal cases in this state.
SB 306 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Jurisprudence
Caption: Providing rules governing admission in evidence at the trial of criminal case of oral statements and admissions of guilt made by accused.
SB 307 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: Sent to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to falsely accusing a peace officer of assault and battery in the line of duty; providing penalties for violation.
SB 308 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: Reported favorably as amended
Caption: Providing indemnification and certain legal services to police officers by the political subdivision which employs them.
SB 318 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: Referred to Committee on State Affairs
Caption: Relating to the penalty for obtaining or aiding in obtaining welfare benefits by fraudulent means.
SB 319 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: Referred to Committee on State Affairs
Caption: Authorizing the appointment of a custodian for a child whose benefit certain welfare payments are made if the payments are not used for the benefit of the child or if the child is subjected to immoral surroundings; providing that certain welfare payments may be made for the benefit of certain adopted children.
SB 320 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: Referred to Committee on State Affairs
Caption: Establishing public assistance payments as claims in favor of the state and providing for liens to secure payment thereof; providing for an effective date.
SB 342 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Education
Caption: Relating to textbooks for use in the public schools of the state.
SB 343 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Education
Caption: Relating to the right of a parent to consent to a pupil's attendance at sex education classes.
SB 345 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Education
Caption: Creating the Higher Education Student Grievance Commission concerning the problems of college students and making an appropriation for its expenses.
SB 353 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: Committee hearing date
Caption: Providing for filing of a financial report by every elected and appointed public official of this state; providing for penalties for violations of the Act.
SB 354 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Jurisprudence
Caption: Relating to breaking and entering a private residence at night; providing a penalty.
SB 355 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Jurisprudence
Caption: Relating to discharging firearms or other weapons from a motor vehicle or a building on public roads; providing penalties.
SB 377 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Jurisprudence
Caption: Relating to the punishment for first offense possession of cannabis.
SB 394 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Jurisprudence
Caption: Providing for civil liability for damages for all participants in a riot.
SB 395 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Jurisprudence
Caption: Providing for the detention of a witness to a developing or an in-process riot or civil insurrection, fixing a time limit, providing penalties.
SB 396 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Jurisprudence
Caption: Relating to a city or town's liability in case of riot or other disturbance.
SB 397 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Natural Resources
Caption: Relating to the conservation, management, protection, propagation, sale, and use of nongame fish and wildlife species; the classification of certain fish and wildlife as endangered species and products of endangered species; providing penalties for violations.
SB 409 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Intergovernmental Relations
Caption: Relating to the requirement of voter approval before city or town may establish a police civilian review board.
SB 410 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: Referred to Committee on State Affairs
Caption: Relating to prison-made goods and services.
SB 413 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Intergovernmental Relations
Caption: Relating to the commitment of a delegate or alternate to a national convention of a political party to support a specific candidate for presidential nomination at the convention; containing a penal provision.
SB 422 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: Committee hearing date
Caption: Regulating abortions; providing penalties; requiring an abortion certificate.
SB 428 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: Reported favorably
Caption: Relating to the gathering of information about the national origins or the ethnic, racial, or religious makeup of the personnel of a governmental agency or political subdivision.
SB 429 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Natural Resources
Caption: Relating to the emission of exhausts from two-cycle motorboat engines; providing a penalty.
SB 430 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Education
Caption: Requiring the board of trustees of a school district to publish notice of the probable effect the failure of electors to approve bond and school tax measures will have on school functions and programs.
SB 431 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: Sent to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to regulation of the sale of certain subdivided land; providing a penalty.
SB 461 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Jurisprudence
Caption: Relating to creation of district courts in certain counties for the purpose of prosecuting drug offenses.
SB 462 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: Sent to Calendar Committee
Caption: Relating to the use of fictitious automobile operator's licenses and other identification prohibited by law by officers of the Department of Public Safety.
SB 463 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Jurisprudence
Caption: Relating to the payment of rewards to persons who provide information leading to arrest and conviction of certain drug offenders.
SB 476 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: Referred to Committee on State Affairs
Caption: Relating to dates on which certain elections may be held and limiting the frequency of certain elections.
SB 477 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Jurisprudence
Caption: Relating to members of the legislator appearing before or contacting in person an officer or employee of a state agency; providing penalties.
SB 478 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: Referred to Committee on State Affairs
Caption: Authorizing the State Board of Public Welfare to promulgate rules and regulations governing state assistance grants to the availability of federal matching funds or federal guidelines.
SB 541 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: Reported favorably
Caption: Relating to a newspaper assailing a candidate in an election; requiring fairness; space for reply and providing penalties.
SB 542 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Jurisprudence
Caption: Relating to the age of children under the jurisdiction of the juvenile court.
SB 543 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Jurisprudence
Caption: Increasing the period before eligibility for parole for persons serving their second sentence for a felon committed in this state.
SB 544 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Jurisprudence
Caption: Relating to the release on parole of persons convicted of crime involving the use or exhibition of a firearm.
SB 545 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: Committee substitute
Caption: Relating to the power and authority of cities and towns incorporated and operating under the general laws of this state to annex territory lying adjacent to said city or town and within the extraterritorial jurisdiction thereof; providing for severability.
SB 546 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Jurisprudence
Caption: Relating to removal of a defendant from court for conduct rendering continuation of the proceedings impracticable.
SB 547 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Jurisprudence
Caption: Relating to the penalties for selling or otherwise delivering narcotic and hallucinogenic drugs.
SB 548 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Jurisprudence
Caption: Relating to the repeal of the insanity defense in criminal cases.
SB 549 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: Subcommittee hearing date
Caption: Relating to recovery of costs and attorney's fees in libel and slander suits.
SB 550 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Jurisprudence
Caption: Relating to the punishment for assaults and other crimes of violence committed against women, children, and elderly persons.
SB 577 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Jurisprudence
Caption: Authorizing issuance of search warrants to search for and seize evidence of a crime.
SB 581 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Jurisprudence
Caption: Relating to jury verdicts in criminal cases.
SB 626 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: Referred to Committee on State Affairs
Caption: Prohibiting certain obscene activities on premises where alcoholic beverages are served or sold for on-premise consumption; providing penalties.
SB 627 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: Referred to Committee on State Affairs
Caption: Relating to the showing of motion picture previews by theaters.
SB 628 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: Committee substitute
Caption: Relating to the rights of medical personnel not to perform or participate in performing abortions; providing for equitable relief.
SB 629 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Intergovernmental Relations
Caption: Prohibiting abortions in tax-supported hospitals.
SB 630 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Jurisprudence
Caption: Prohibiting the recognition of homosexual organizations at state-supported institutions of higher education and the use of campus facilities by these organizations; providing penalties.
SB 631 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Jurisprudence
Caption: Relating to penalties for engaging in disruptive activities or disrupting classes at educational institutions.
SB 632 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Education
Caption: Relating to questions on student applications for grants, fellowships, or financial assistance at state-supported institutions of higher education.
SB 635 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Education
Caption: To amend Section 12.03 of the Texas Education code.
SB 677 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: Reported favorably
Caption: Relating to textbooks for blind and visually handicapped children attending private, non-profit schools.
SB 694 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: 90 Day Bill
Caption: Relating to the political activities of policemen and firemen; providing penalties.
SB 695 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: 90 Day Bill
Caption: Relating to certain city pension benefits for survivors of policemen in certain cities.
SB 696 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Jurisprudence
Caption: Relating to assaults and assault and battery by persons using or exhibiting firearms and additional penalties for persons who use or exhibit a firearm during the commission of certain offenses; providing for imprisonment without probation or parole in those instances; increasing the maximum sentences for murder without malice and assault to commit murder with malice to life imprisonment; increasing the minimum sentence for murder with malice to 20 years.
SB 697 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: Referred to Committee on State Affairs
Caption: Relating to approval, adoption, and use of electronic voting systems at elections.
SB 704 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Criminal Jurisprudence
Caption: Relating to discretion of judges in giving priority to cases involving drug violations; and declaring an emergency.
SB 705 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Jurisprudence
Caption: Relating to the importing, without a license, into Texas certain drugs, providing penalties, and declaring an emergency.
SB 706 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Jurisprudence
Caption: Relating to the interception and use of wire or oral communications. by amending the Code of Criminal Procedure, 1965.
SB 838 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: Referred to Committee on State Affairs
Caption: Providing for direct gubernatorial appointment of the Secretary of Public Welfare; abolishing the three-man State Board of Public Welfare; establishing the Advisory Board of Public Welfare; and declaring an emergency.
SB 851 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: Referred to Committee on State Affairs
Caption: Establishing the Texas Commission on Welfare Reform; providing for a Commission staff; requiring a reporting date; appropriating a Commission operating budget; and declaring an emergency.
SB 857 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: Committee hearing date
Caption: Relating to the protection of the health and life of pregnant women and of the right to life of unborn children; providing for prohibition of abortions except by a physician licensed to practice medicine for saving the life of the mother when there exists a reasonable medical certainty that continuation of pregnancy will result in the death of the mother in governmental hospitals, in hospitals which receive any tax exemption or governmental financial assistance, or in hospitals incorporate under the laws of the State of Texas or of another state; requiring informed consent to abortions by the pregnant woman, her parents or guardian in the case of an unmarried minor, and of the husband or father of the unborn child; prohibiting discrimination against or coercion of a person receiving governmental financial assistance for not consenting to an abortion; permitting any hospital to refuse to allow any abortion; permitting any person because of conscience or religious beliefs to refuse to perform or assist in any abortion; prohibiting governmental employees and social service agencies receiving governmental assistance from requiring or recommending that any woman have an abortion except a recommendation of a permissible abortion; prohibiting saline abortions altogether and hysterectomy form of abortion unless the fullest effort is made to save the life of the aborted child; making any child which is live born following an abortion a ward of the State of Texas; fully recognized as as a human person under the law of this State, and divesting its parents of any parental rights in such child; prohibiting certain types of abortions; prohibiting any use of transfer of any child who has been aborted or live born for any kind of experimentation or study; requiring physicians to file specified information in a report of abortions performed by them; requiring any person performing an abortion resulting in a live born child to take all reasonable steps to save the life and health of that child and subjecting violators to the Texas law of homicide and civil liability for wrongful death and medical malpractice; providing certain criminal penalties, civil causes of action, and civil sanctions, including revocation of tax exemptions, governmental financial assistance, and of corporate charters or permits to do business as corporations for violations of the Act; and declaring an emergency.
SB 916 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Natural Resources
Caption: Creating and establishing a conservation and reclamation district under and essential to the purposes of Article XVI, Section 59, Constitution of Texas, to be known as "Baytown Area Water Authority"; declaring the authority of a governmental agency, body politic and corporate; defining the boundaries and finding that the boundaries of the authority form a closure; finding that all property to be served by the authority will be benefited thereby; conferring rights, powers, privileges, authorities and functions upon the authority; providing for the power to contract and making provision for such contracts; providing for the acquisition of water rights; providing that no election for confirmation of the authority is necessary; providing for hearing on exclusions; providing for addition or annexation of land; providing that the authority shall not have the right, power or authority to impose, levy, assess or collect taxes; providing that enactment shall not prevent the organization of conservation and reclamation districts within the boundaries of the authority or changing of the boundaries of such districts, but that such districts created in the future must contract with the authority; providing for the appointment, powers and qualification of a board of directors, the election of officers and other related matters; designating a general manager and prescribing his powers and duties; providing for contracting with the City of Baytown pursuant to the Interlocal Cooperation Act; providing for the power to reimburse the City of Baytown for costs of creating and establishing the authority, borrow money, accept donations and grants, issue bonds, invest surplus funds and related matters; providing for the power to construct, lay and maintain canals and certain other facilities for transportation and distribution of water, together with other incidental facilities; providing for the power of eminent domain and for the authority's bearing the expense of relocation of certain properties and facilities; providing that the authority not be required to give bond for costs in lawsuits; providing procedures for the issuance of bonds and notes and providing authority to secure payment thereof; prescribing the characteristics of the bonds issued; authorizing appointment of receiver and other court action under certain circumstances; providing for the appointment of depositories and a system of accounts and an audit thereof; providing for offices of the authority.
SB 926 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Natural Resources
Caption: Relating to protection of the health and welfare of residents of the state, inhabitants of Harris County Water Control and Improvement District No. 99 and students, teachers, and other personnel of Spring High School and prevention of pollution of the water of the State of Texas; empowering and permitting Harris County Water Control and Improvement District No. 99 to discharge municipal waste at a discharge point on Cypress Creek in Harris County, Texas, within certain volumes and quality standards and to construct a sanitary sewer collection, disposal and treatment system and to operate the same; validating all acts and proceedings of the district relating to construction of a sanitary sewer collection, treatment, and waste disposal system and obtaining authority to discharge municipal waste therefrom; providing for liberal construction of the Act, including grant of all permissions, certifications, or findings required to be made by the State of Texas under the provisions of the Federal Water Pollution Control Act Amendments of 1972 finding certain facts; providing for severability.
SB 927 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Natural Resources
Caption: Relating to the prevention of pollution of the waters of the State of Texas; empowering and permitting Harris County Water Control and Improvement District No. 116 to discharge municipal waste at a discharge point on Cypress Creek in Harris County, Texas, within certain volumes and quality standards, to complete construction of a waste treatment facility and to operate the same; validating all acts and proceedings of the district relating to the construction of such waste treatment facility; finding certain facts; providing for severability.
SB 934 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Finance
Caption: Relating to the allocation of funds to public junior and community colleges to cover the loss of tuition and laboratory fees resulting from tuition and fee exemptions required by law.
SB 989 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Ratifying, confirming, approving, and validating all proceedings and actions taken by the board of directors of Ponderosa Forest Utility District; adding or annexing land and all bonds heretofore voted, authorized, approved, sold, or issued by said district, and related matters; excepting certain bonds being contested on the effective date of this Act; providing a nonlitigation clause; providing for severability.
SCR 47 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: Committee hearing date
Caption: Be it resolved that the Senate of the 63rd Legislature, the House of Representatives concurring, that the Legislature of Texas hereby memorialize the Congress of the U.S. to take action to remove appellate jurisdiction from lower Federal courts and Supreme Court in the field of abortion; to propose an amendment to the Constitution of the U.S. to protect the life of every human being from moment of conception; and that a copy of this Resolution be sent to President and Vice-President of the U.S. and to each Senator and Representative in Congress from Texas with the request that this Resolution be officially entered in the Congressional Record as a memorial to the Congress.
SCR 55 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: Referred to Committee on State Affairs
Caption: Senate Concurrent Resolution that the Legislature of the State of Texas hereby makes application to the Congress of the United State to call a convention for proposing the following amendment to the Constitution of the United States; There shall be elected a Comptroller, who shall be elected for same term and in same manner and who shall have the same qualifications as the President.
SJR 5 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: Committee hearing date
Caption: Amending the Texas Constitution to prohibit the legislature from taxing personal or corporate incomes without approval by popular vote.
SJR 17 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: Referred to Committee on State Affairs
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment of the Texas Constitution exempting from property taxes fifty percent of the assessed value of certain residences of persons 65 years old or older whose annual income is at or below certain specified amounts.
SJR 18 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Jurisprudence
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment to permit the detention without bail, under certain conditions, of a person accused of a felon involving violence against another if he has previously been convicted of a felony involving violence against another.
SJR 22 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: Referred to Committee on State Affairs
Caption: Proposing an amendment of the Texas Constitution to provide that no bill may be passed by the legislature in regular session unless placed on the calendar two weeks before the session ends.
SJR 23 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: Referred to Committee on State Affairs
Caption: Proposing and amendment of the Texas Constitution to delete the requirement that state funds for assistance grants and medical care for needy individuals and families be matched with federal funds.
SJR 27 Author: Mengden, Walter
Last Action: Referred to Committee on State Affairs
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment providing for the selection of the elective judges and justices of the courts of this state, with certain exceptions, at nonpartisan elections held in the odd-numbered years.
SR 189 Author: Mengden, Walter
Caption: Commending POW's.
SR 270 Author: Mengden, Walter
Caption: Instructing Committee on Jurisprudence to study methods of handling drug addiction.
SR 367 Author: Mengden, Walter
Caption: Extending welcome to students from senior government and economics classes at Alief High School.
SR 397 Author: Mengden, Walter
Caption: Extending welcome to students from Chinquapin School of Baytown.
SR 452 Author: Mengden, Walter
Caption: Extending welcome to Cadet Girl Scout Troop No. 13, Houston.
SR 507 Author: Mengden, Walter
Caption: Extending welcome to student council from Tomball Junior High School and their sponsor.
SR 560 Author: Mengden, Walter
Caption: Memorial resolution for Desmond A. Barry.
SR 572 Author: Mengden, Walter
Caption: Commending Deer Park High School Basketball Team.
SR 628 Author: Mengden, Walter
Caption: Extending welcome to government and economics class from Cypress-Fairbanks High School.
SR 692 Author: Mengden, Walter
Caption: Memorial resolution for Sue Ann Baker Kelly.
SR 770 Author: Mengden, Walter
Caption: Extending welcome to Ecology Club of Robert E. Lee High School of Houston.
SR 860 Author: Mengden, Walter
Caption: Extending welcome to students of Westbriar Elementary School of Houston.
SR 890 Author: Mengden, Walter
Caption: Extending commendations to Senator Peyton McKnight.
SR 933 Author: Mengden, Walter
Caption: Expressing appreciation to Mrs. A. R. (Marilyn) Schwartz for distinguished leadership as president of Senate Ladies Club.
62nd Regular Session
HB 12 Author: Mengden, Walter
Caption: Relating to dates on which certain elections may be held and limiting the frequency of certain local elections.
HB 13 Author: Mengden, Walter
Caption: Relating to members of the Legislature appearing before or contacting in person an officer or employee of a state agency; providing penalties.
HB 14 Author: Mengden, Walter
Caption: Relating to prohibiting instruction in human sexuality or sex relationships in certain grades in public or private schools; setting a penalty.
HB 660 Author: Mengden, Walter
Caption: Relating to establishing public assistance payments as claims in favor of the State and providing for liens to secure the payment; providing for an effective date.
HB 697 Author: Mengden, Walter
Caption: Relating to providing indemnification of police officer by the political subdivision by whom he is employed.
HB 736 Author: Mengden, Walter
Caption: Relating to the creation of the Higher Education Student Grievance Commission.
HB 801 Author: Mengden, Walter
Caption: Relating to the time a person must serve before becoming eligible for parole.
HB 802 Author: Mengden, Walter
Caption: Relating to providing new penalties for certain violations of the Uniform Narcotic Drug Act.
HB 834 Author: Mengden, Walter
Caption: Relating to textbooks for use in the public schools of the state.
HB 835 Author: Mengden, Walter
Caption: Relating to the release on parole of persons convicted of crimes involving the use or exhibition of a firearm.
HB 939 Author: Mengden, Walter
Caption: Relating to reports of teaching hours and retirement and other fringe benefits by academic personnel of state-supported institutions of higher education.
HB 940 Author: Mengden, Walter
Caption: Relating to employment contracts with academic employees of state-supported institutions of higher education.
HB 982 Author: Mengden, Walter
Caption: Relating to certain fees at state-supported institutions of higher education.
HB 983 Author: Mengden, Walter
Caption: Relating to providing for the filing of a financial report by every elected and appointed public official of this state; providing for penalties.
HB 984 Author: Mengden, Walter
Caption: Relatng to providing for civil liability for damages for all participants in a riot.
HB 1047 Author: Mengden, Walter
Caption: Relating to judges assessing sentences in all criminal cases.
HB 1048 Author: Mengden, Walter
Caption: Relating to the prohibition of speakers who advocate the overthrow of the United States government by force and violence on the campuses of state-supported educational institutions.
HB 1049 Author: Mengden, Walter
Caption: Relating to silent prayer in public schools.
HB 1137 Author: Mengden, Walter
Caption: Relating to prohibiting the exhibition of certain harmful materials to minors and the admittance of minors to motion picture theatres where harmful materials are shown.
HB 1243 Author: Mengden, Walter
Caption: Relating to committees composed of a voluntary association of persons who join together for the purpose of making certain expenditures on behalf of a candidate.
HB 1244 Author: Mengden, Walter
Caption: Relating to requiring corporations formed for political purposes to influence the actions of voters, to report receipts and expenditures the same as political candidates.
HB 1245 Author: Mengden, Walter
Caption: Relating to providing for the detention of a witness to a developing or an in-process riot or civil insurrection, fixing a time limit, providing penalties.
HB 1246 Author: Mengden, Walter
Caption: Relating to allowing a person accused of a crime to be removed and kept out of court when he misconducts himself by interrupting the proceedings so that to continue the proceedings in his presence would not be feasible.
HB 1247 Author: Mengden, Walter
Caption: Relating to preserving order in the court; providing a penalty.
HB 1334 Author: Mengden, Walter
Caption: Relating to creating a commission to mobilize the resources of every level of government to fight the spreading menace of drug addiction.
HB 1335 Author: Mengden, Walter
Caption: Relating to safeguarding the integrity of the election system which is the keystone of our representative form of government.
HB 1354 Author: Mengden, Walter
Caption: Relating to creating a legislative commission to investigate the management of the Texas Welfare System.
HB 1355 Author: Mengden, Walter
Caption: Relating to authorizing the appointment of a custodian for a child for whose benefit certain welfare payments are made if the payments are not used for the benefit of the child or if the child is subjected to immoral surroundings.
HCR 38 Author: Mengden, Walter
Caption: To make application to the Congress of the United States to call a convention for proposing and amendment to the United States Constitution to provide for noncoercive, nondenominational prayer in schools.
HCR 40 Author: Mengden, Walter | et. al.
Caption: Condemning in the strongest terms the repressive and cruel treatment of American and Allied prisoners in North Vietnam.
HCR 68 Author: Mengden, Walter
Caption: Memorializing Congress concerning nations which permit cultivation, production, or processing of narcotic and dangerous drugs.
HCR 79 Author: Mengden, Walter
Caption: Memorializing Congress to give the states jurisdiction over control of publication of obscene and pornographic material.
HCR 111 Author: Mengden, Walter
Caption: Concerning referendum proposition for first primary election in 1972.
HJR 1 Author: Mengden, Walter | et. al.
Caption: Proposing an amendment to Article VIII, Section I, of the Texas Constitution to prohibit the Legislature from taxing personal or corporate incomes without approval by a popular vote.
HJR 53 Author: Mengden, Walter
Caption: Proposing an amendment to limit the authority of conference committees on taxes to the matters in disagreement between the two Houses.
HJR 59 Author: Mengden, Walter
Caption: Proposed amendment to limit the authority of conference committees to the matters in disagreement between the two Houses.
HR 94 Author: Mengden, Walter | et. al.
Caption: In memory of Houston Police Officer Robert Wayne Lee.
HR 122 Author: Mengden, Walter | et. al.
Caption: Commending merchants of Sharpstown.
HR 216 Author: Mengden, Walter
Caption: Making Surrenden Angly a Mascot of the House of Representatives.
HR 267 Author: Mengden, Walter
Caption: Congratulating the demonstrators at the Victory in Vietnam rally on March 20, 1971.
HR 268 Author: Mengden, Walter
Caption: Commending the students of the Seventh and Eighth Grade classes of St. Vincent de Paul School on their visit to the State Capitol.
HR 377 Author: Mengden, Walter
Caption: Commending Dr. Douglas Bynum of Texas A&M University.
62nd 1st Called Session
HR 5 Author: Mengden, Walter
Caption: Commending Michael L. Wilson, legislative aide.
62nd 3rd Called Session
HR 61 Author: Mengden, Walter
Caption: In memory of Gene Crossman.
HR 83 Author: Mengden, Walter
Caption: In memory of Miss Betsy Elaine Holder.