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Legislation authored by Kent Hance

Includes legislation with Kent Hance as the primary author for the 64th through 65th Legislatures. For other types of authorship, search the Legislative Archive System.

65th Regular Session
SB 9 Author: Hance, Kent
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Administration
Caption: Requiring fiscal estimates for certain bills and resolutions affecting local governments; and declaring an emergency.
SB 10 Author: Hance, Kent
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Intergovernmental Relations
Caption: Relating to the creation of the 233rd Judicial District composed of Lubbock County.
SB 11 Author: Hance, Kent
Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to the creation of the 232nd Judicial District composed of Lubbock County.
SB 249 Author: Hance, Kent
Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the designation of an alternate juvenile court and providing for its jurisdiction in certain cases in which the judge of the juvenile court is not an attorney licensed in this state.
SB 252 Author: Hance, Kent
Last Action: Effective on . . . . . . . . . .
Caption: Relating to workmen's compensation for employees of Texas Tech University, Pan Tech Farm, Texas Tech University School of Medicine at Lubbock, and other agencies under the direction and control of the board of regents of Texas Tech University.
SB 258 Author: Hance, Kent
Last Action: 90 Day Bill
Caption: Relating to the maximum renewal fee for an optometrist license.
SB 325 Author: Hance, Kent
Last Action: Assigned to Consent Calendar
Caption: Relating to qualification for holding elective public offices, with special provisions relating to the office of school trustee.
SB 356 Author: Hance, Kent
Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to the ability of an employer to question prospective employees about their workmen's compensation record.
SB 357 Author: Hance, Kent
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Finance
Caption: Making an appropriation to Texas Tech University.
SB 375 Author: Hance, Kent
Last Action: Considered by committee in public hearing
Caption: Relating to fraud in obtaining public assistance or in obtaining information concerning public assistance; providing penalties.
SB 376 Author: Hance, Kent
Last Action: Referred to Committee on State Affairs
Caption: Relating to the defense of and payment of damages in certain causes of action against certain state officers and employees.
SB 377 Author: Hance, Kent
Last Action: Considered by committee in public hearing
Caption: Relating to penalties for unlawful fees for representing an applicant before the State Department of Public Welfare, for unlawful disclosure of welfare information, and for obtaining assistance by fraud.
SB 378 Author: Hance, Kent
Last Action: Considered by committee in public hearing
Caption: Relating to the transfer of assets by recipients of or applicants for medical assistance.
SB 379 Author: Hance, Kent
Last Action: Considered by committee in public hearing
Caption: Relating to penalties for certain unauthorized uses of food stamp coupons and authorizations to purchase food stamp coupons.
SB 380 Author: Hance, Kent
Last Action: Assigned to Consent Calendar
Caption: Relating to the time limitation for a suit to establish paternity.
SB 391 Author: Hance, Kent
Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to certain medical malpractice protection provided by The University of Texas System and The Texas A&M University System.
SB 430 Author: Hance, Kent
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Education
Caption: Relating to requiring that each contract entered into between the State Board of Education and a textbook publisher contain a provision stating that the publisher will provide certain teacher training institutions with a free copy of each book covered by the contract.
SB 431 Author: Hance, Kent
Last Action: Referred to Committee on State Affairs
Caption: Relating to interest earned on deposits in the Texas Municipal Retirement System; providing for optional retirement benefits for certain members of the Texas Municipal Retirement System.
SB 463 Author: Hance, Kent
Last Action: Referred to Committee on State Affairs
Caption: Relating to longevity pay for certain state employees.
SB 464 Author: Hance, Kent
Last Action: Reported from committee favorably substituted
Caption: Relating to compulsory liability insurance for certain vehicles.
SB 533 Author: Hance, Kent
Last Action: Considered by committee in public hearing
Caption: Relating to the admissibility of certain evidence in trials on appeal of workmen's compensation awards.
SB 534 Author: Hance, Kent
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Jurisprudence
Caption: Relating to workmen's compensation benefits for subsequent injuries.
SB 580 Author: Hance, Kent
Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to regulation of certain transactions with regard to obtaining control of a state bank.
SB 590 Author: Hance, Kent
Last Action: Referred to Subcommittee on Criminal Matters
Caption: relating to the use of live animals as a lure or quarry in a dog race or in dog coursing.
SB 591 Author: Hance, Kent
Last Action: Reported from committee favorably
Caption: Relating to an exemption from the franchise tax for certain persons manufacturing, selling, or installing solar energy devices.
SB 592 Author: Hance, Kent
Last Action: 90 Day Bill
Caption: Relating to the powers and duties of the Commission for the Texas Civil Air Patrol; making provision for clerical and administrative services.
SB 630 Author: Hance, Kent
Last Action: Motion lost
Caption: Providing for non-voting student and faculty representatives on the governing boards of institutions of higher education.
SB 631 Author: Hance, Kent
Last Action: 90 Day Bill
Caption: Relating to the authority of a corporation to make a guaranty.
SB 632 Author: Hance, Kent
Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to elections prior to issuance of certain weather modification permits and providing discipline and a penalty for certain acts.
SB 644 Author: Hance, Kent
Last Action: Referred to Committee on State Affairs
Caption: Relating to supplemental service retirement benefits for certain peace officers and custodial officers; creating a fund from which supplemental benefit payments may be made and providing for funding and appropriations; relating to administration of the benefit programs; and providing penalties.
SB 671 Author: Hance, Kent
Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to the creation of the constitutional office of Criminal District Attorney of Crosby County; abolishing the office of County Attorney of Crosby County.
SB 676 Author: Hance, Kent
Last Action: 90 Day Bill
Caption: Relating to a program for screening and testing newborn infants for hypothyroidism.
SB 691 Author: Hance, Kent
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Jurisprudence
Caption: Relating to the penalty for a felony of the first degree.
SB 703 Author: Hance, Kent
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Jurisprudence
Caption: Relating to the prosecution as adults of persons 15 years old or over who are alleged to have committed certain offenses.
SB 704 Author: Hance, Kent
Last Action: Coauthor authorized
Caption: Relating to disqualification for unemployment compensation benefits.
SB 814 Author: Hance, Kent
Last Action: Referred to Committee on State Affairs
Caption: Relating to the registration and operation of certain fertilizer machinery.
SB 876 Author: Hance, Kent
Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to granting public school teachers leave to attend meetings of professional or scholarly organizations and associations.
SB 1050 Author: Hance, Kent
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Jurisprudence
Caption: Relating to verdicts in felony cases when a juror dies or becomes disabled.
SB 1051 Author: Hance, Kent
Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to state adoption of certain instructional materials used in public schools.
SB 1052 Author: Hance, Kent
Last Action: 90 Day Bill
Caption: Relating to local use and inspection or registration fees for boats used on public water.
SB 1053 Author: Hance, Kent
Last Action: 90 Day Bill
Caption: Relating to the fee that may be charged for the issuance of a duplicate boat registration decal.
SB 1054 Author: Hance, Kent
Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the filing of an accident report under the Water Safety Act.
SB 1055 Author: Hance, Kent
Last Action: 90 Day Bill
Caption: Relating to the fee that may be charged for the issuance of a certificate of title for a motorboat or outboard motor or notation of a lien or encumbrance.
SB 1056 Author: Hance, Kent
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Jurisprudence
Caption: Relating to the right of an employer to appear and present evidence at hearings of the Industrial Accident Board.
SB 1057 Author: Hance, Kent
Last Action: 90 Day Bill
Caption: Relating to the jurisdiction of the county court and county courts at law of Lubbock County.
SB 1173 Author: Hance, Kent
Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to municipal courts; providing for a severability clause and a cumulative clause.
SB 1174 Author: Hance, Kent
Last Action: Notice given- 1 hour to suspend rules to consider
Caption: Relating to the dates for registration and payment of fees to the Texas Board of Architectural Examiners.
SB 1175 Author: Hance, Kent
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Economic Development
Caption: Relating to regulation of certain transactions with regard to obtaining control of state savings and loan association.
SB 1176 Author: Hance, Kent
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Natural Resources
Caption: Relating to the extent that natural gas supplies are required to maintain natural gas service to residential users or hospitals and similar uses vital to public health and safety, no person, firm, corporation, partnership, association or cooperative shall curtail the supply of natural gas for agricultural purposes, including but not limited to irrigation pumping and crop drying.
SB 1193 Author: Hance, Kent
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Natural Resources
Caption: Relating to the interest rate charged on certain purchases, sales, and transfers by the Texas Water Department
SB 1194 Author: Hance, Kent
Last Action: Reported from committee favorably substituted
Caption: Relating to the creation and use of the Texas Urban and Local Park, Recreation, and Open Space fund.
SB 1202 Author: Hance, Kent
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Energy Resources
Caption: Relating to regulation of certain gas utilities.
SB 1234 Author: Hance, Kent
Last Action: Assigned to General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to duties of a managing conservator.
SB 1235 Author: Hance, Kent
Last Action: 90 Day Bill
Caption: Relating to compensation of judges of certain courts in Lubbock County.
SB 1256 Author: Hance, Kent
Last Action: 90 Day Bill
Caption: Relating to uninsured or underinsured motorist insurance coverage.
SB 1285 Author: Hance, Kent
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Intergovernmental Relations
Caption: Relating to the compensation of the shorthand reporters of the county courts at law of Lubbock County.
SB 1304 Author: Hance, Kent
Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to exclusion of certain lands from the noxious weed control district in Crosby County and inclusion of the lands excluded at a later date under certain circumstances.
SB 1313 Author: Hance, Kent
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Intergovernmental Relations
Caption: Relating to the creation of the 273rd Judicial District composed of Ector county.
SCR 33 Author: Hance, Kent
Last Action: Assigned to Resolutions Calendar
Caption: Establishing state policy that thermostats be set at 65 degrees in all state buildings and offices housing state agencies.
SCR 49 Author: Hance, Kent
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Judicial Affairs
Caption: Granting Dr. Gerald King permission to sue the State of Texas and the Board of Regents of the University of Texas of the Permian Basin.
SCR 50 Author: Hance, Kent
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Judicial Affairs
Caption: Granting Fred Haupt permission to sue the State of Texas and the Board of Regents of the University of Texas of the Permian Basin.
SCR 99 Author: Hance, Kent
Last Action: Signed by Governor
Caption: Granting Texas and Pacific Railway Company permission to sue the state.
SJR 41 Author: Hance, Kent
Last Action: Referred to Committee on State Affairs
Caption: Proposing a constitutional to provide for periodic special sessions at which the legislature shall consider the continuation or abolition of certain state agencies.
SJR 53 Author: Hance, Kent
Last Action: Filed with the Secretary of State
Caption: To authorize the legislature to exempt from taxation solar or wind-powered energy devices.
SR 330 Author: Hance, Kent
Caption: Memorial resolution for Russell McCurdy.
SR 331 Author: Hance, Kent
Caption: Extending congratulations to the Morton High School Indians basketball team.
SR 615 Author: Hance, Kent
Caption: Extending welcome to Reverend Bob Mize.
SR 859 Author: Hance, Kent
Caption: Extending congratulations to Dr. Norman R. Hall.
SR 860 Author: Hance, Kent
Caption: Extending congratulations to Mrs. Thacker Cole.
SR 861 Author: Hance, Kent
Caption: Extending congratulations to Janette Norman for SPECTRUM: FOCUS ON DEAF ARTISTS.
65th 2nd Called Session
SB 2 Author: Hance, Kent
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Ways and Means
Caption: Relating to exemptions from the state inheritance tax for certain Class A beneficiaries.
SB 23 Author: Hance, Kent
Last Action: Filed
Caption: Relating to the ownership of property by aliens.
SCR 13 Author: Hance, Kent
Last Action: Signed by Governor
Caption: Authorizing certain changes to be made in HB1 by conferees.
SR 79 Author: Hance, Kent | et. al.
Caption: Memorial resolution for Mrs. Maxine Tarbox.
SR 152 Author: Hance, Kent
Caption: Extending congratulations to C. Dayle Vannoy.
64th Regular Session
SB 89 Author: Hance, Kent
Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to weight limits for certain vehicles.
SB 266 Author: Hance, Kent
Last Action: Co-author authorized
Caption: Amending Title 1 of the Family Code.
SB 372 Author: Hance, Kent
Last Action: Referred to Committee on State Affairs
Caption: Relating to the labeling of articles of food containing meat imported from a foreign nation.
SB 373 Author: Hance, Kent
Last Action: Referred to Committee on State Affairs
Caption: Prohibiting the purchase of imported beef by state agencies and subdivisions.
SB 473 Author: Hance, Kent
Last Action: Reported from committee favorably without amendments
Caption: Relating to property and services a school district may contract for without competitive bids.
SB 474 Author: Hance, Kent
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Education
Caption: Relating to the definition of textbooks for public school students.
SB 504 Author: Hance, Kent
Last Action: Notice given
Caption: Relating to the payment in advance of travel expenses incurred by state employees and officers in the exercise of their official duties; establishing a revolving petty cash fund.
SB 505 Author: Hance, Kent
Last Action: Referred to Committee on State Affairs
Caption: Relating to membership and per diem of members of the Texas Youth Council.
SB 513 Author: Hance, Kent
Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to the creation of the 238th Judicial District, composed of Lubbock county.
SB 514 Author: Hance, Kent
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Intergovernmental Relations
Caption: Relating to the composition of the 72nd and 110th Judicial Districts; making other provisions relative to the courts.
SB 557 Author: Hance, Kent
Last Action: Motion to suspend rules lost
Caption: Relating to the need for timely, regular and sufficient payment of wages to the citizens of the State of Texas, and to the powers, duties and functions of the Commissioner of the Texas Department of Labor in effectuating such payment.
SB 579 Author: Hance, Kent
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Education
Caption: Relating to abolishing the office of the County Superintendent of Schools and County Board of School Trustees in Crosby County, Texas.
SB 584 Author: Hance, Kent
Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to membership in the Texas Municipal Retirement System of departments of municipalities.
SB 674 Author: Hance, Kent
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Revenue and Taxation
Caption: Exempting to June 1, 1978, nonprofit organizations from taxes imposed on taxable items used in commemorating the bicentennial of the American Revolution when no profits inure to any private stockholder or individual.
SB 732 Author: Hance, Kent
Last Action: Referred to Committee on State Affairs
Caption: Relating to information maintained by the state chairman and county chairmen of political parties.
SB 845 Author: Hance, Kent
Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to exemption of product sales from assessment on request of producers of agricultural commodities; providing for the making and distribution of exemption forms; exempting rice, flax, and cattle from provisions of this article.
SB 846 Author: Hance, Kent
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Finance
Caption: Relating to establishing administrative internships for students enrolled in educational administration certification programs.
SB 847 Author: Hance, Kent
Last Action: Reported from committee favorably
Caption: Providing for nonvoting student and faculty representatives on the governing boards of institutions of higher education.
SB 848 Author: Hance, Kent
Last Action: Referred to Committee on State Affairs
Caption: Relating to the authority of the Board of Regents of Texas Tech University to collect a fee for the University Center.
SB 861 Author: Hance, Kent
Last Action: Postponed
Caption: Providing for the Sam Rayburn Memorial Student Center; providing for levy and collection of student fees; providing for student elections; providing the duties of the board of directors of the center and board of regents of East Texas State University with reference to the fees and money collected.
SB 884 Author: Hance, Kent
Last Action: Reported from committee favorably substituted
Caption: Relating to the statement of an amount of money in pleadings in actions claiming relief on account of personal injury or wrongful death.
SB 885 Author: Hance, Kent
Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to disposition of proceeds from the sale, barter, or exchange of crops resulting from agricultural activities of Texas Tech University.
SB 927 Author: Hance, Kent
Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the conveyance or dedication of certain rights, title, rights-of-way, or easements by the Board of Regents of Texas Tech University or Texas Tech University School of Medicine to a utility company or utility to provide utility services to Texas Tech University School of Medicine.
SB 928 Author: Hance, Kent
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Jurisprudence
Caption: Relating to bringing a child into the state for placement for adoption.
SB 971 Author: Hance, Kent
Last Action: Referred to Committee on State Affairs
Caption: Limiting campaign contributions and expenditures with respect to candidates for certain offices and with respect to certain political committees, and regulating the handling and reporting of the contributions and expenditures.
SB 999 Author: Hance, Kent
Last Action: Reported from committee favorably with amendments
Caption: Relating to the creation of the constitutional office of criminal district attorney for Terry County; abolishing the office of county attorney of Terry County; conforming the jurisdiction of the district attorney for the 121st Judicial District.
SB 1000 Author: Hance, Kent
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Education
Caption: Relating to requiring that each contract entered into between the State Board of Education and a textbook publisher contain a provision stating that the publisher will provide certain teacher training institutions with a free copy of each book covered by the contract.
SB 1001 Author: Hance, Kent
Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to optional retirement benefits for certain members of the Texas Municipal Retirement System.
SB 1078 Author: Hance, Kent
Last Action: Reported from committee favorably without amendments
Caption: Relating to the payment of group life, health, and accident insurance policies for retirees of certain state-supported institutions of higher education.
SB 1099 Author: Hance, Kent
Last Action: Referred to Committee on State Affairs
Caption: Relating to the authority of the board of regents of Texas Tech University to sell, lease, and otherwise manage, control, and use certain lands.
SB 1107 Author: Hance, Kent
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Economic Development
Caption: Relating to proof of financial responsibility on registration of a motor vehicle and on application for a driver's license and maintenance of proof of financial responsibility.
SB 1108 Author: Hance, Kent
Last Action: Reported from committee favorably substituted
Caption: Relating to the powers of certain political subdivisions to regulate the use of land in the vicinity of airports.
SCR 13 Author: Hance, Kent
Last Action: Signed by Governor
Caption: Paying tribute to Judge Pat S. Moore, eminent attorney and jurist, whose life was characterized by devotion to duty and service to her fellowman; expressing deepest sympathy to the members of the family on their great loss: her husband, James F. Moore; her daughter, Linda Gail Moore; her son, Phillip Lee Moore; her grandmothers, Mrs. J. D. Smith of Ralls and Mrs. I. P. Cowan of Weatherford; and her brother, Jean D. Smith of Ralls; providing for copies of this resolution to be prepared for the members of her immediate family, and that when the two houses of the legislature adjourn this day, they do so in memory of and in tribute to Judge Pat S. Moore.
SCR 81 Author: Hance, Kent
Last Action: Signed by Governor
Caption: Granting W.D. Turner Construction, Inc., permission to sue the State of Texas within a period of two years after the effective date of this resolution in any court in Texas having jurisdiction; providing that service of citation and all other necessary processes may be had upon the Attorney General of the State of Texas, at Austin, Texas, and that the suit shall be tried under the same rules of law, liability, and evidence and in like manner as suits instituted against private corporations are tried; providing that nothing in this resolution shall be construed as an admission of liability or of any fact against the state and all facts set out herein or relied on by plaintiff to recover must be proved in court; providing that nothing contained in this resolution shall consitute a waiver of any defense available to the State of Texas other than the defense of sovereign immunity to be sued without legislative permission; providing that nothing in this resolution may 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.
SCR 89 Author: Hance, Kent
Last Action: Signed by Governor
Caption: Commending Texas Tech University for its service to the state; providing that a copy of this resolution be prepared for the Board of Regents of Texas Tech University to be deposited in the university archives as a matter of permanent record and inspiration to those who follow in the footsteps of the many illustrious individuals whose loyal efforts contributed so greatly to the first 50 dynamic years of Texas Tech University.
SR 194 Author: Hance, Kent
Caption: Memorial resolution for Arno R. Dalby.
SR 262 Author: Hance, Kent
Caption: Extending congratulations to Mr. and Mrs. Dickie Grigg.
SR 308 Author: Hance, Kent | et. al.
Caption: Extending congratulations to Dimmitt High School Basketball Team.
SR 309 Author: Hance, Kent
Caption: Extending congratulations to Lamesa High School Basketball Team.
SR 467 Author: Hance, Kent
Caption: Extending congratulations to the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation.
SR 555 Author: Hance, Kent
Caption: Memorial resolution for C. E. Green.
SR 617 Author: Hance, Kent
Caption: Extending welcome to Scotty Wright.
SR 694 Author: Hance, Kent
Caption: Extending welcome to Todd Sloan.
SR 697 Author: Hance, Kent
Caption: Extending welcome to Geof Sloan.