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Legislation authored by William N. 'Bill' Patman

Includes legislation with William N. 'Bill' Patman as the primary author for the 57th through 66th Legislatures. For other types of authorship, search the Legislative Archive System.

66th Regular Session
SB 318 Last Action: Coauthor authorized
Caption: Relating to a program for the relief of certain consumers of residential gas and electricity.
SB 612 Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the comptroller's or treasurer's signature on pay warrants.
SB 627 Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to the creation of the 270th Judicial District, composed of Calhoun, DeWitt, Goliad, Jackson, Refugio, and Victoria Counties, and reorganization of the 135th Judicial District.
SB 834 Last Action: Effective on . . . . . . . . . .
Caption: Relating to tests for phenylketonuria and other heritable diseases and approval of laboratories making those tests.
SB 835 Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to eligibility for and duties of reimbursements for physical restoration services for crippled children and to modification, suspension, or termination of such services.
SB 836 Last Action: Referred to Committee on Economic Development
Caption: Relating to disclosure of information by state savings and loan associations concerning certain loans.
SB 837 Last Action: Referred to Committee on Economic Development
Caption: Relating to a requirement that a savings and loan association meet the needs of the community.
SB 838 Last Action: Referred to Committee on Economic Development
Caption: Relating to the disclosure of ownership of voting shares or voting rights of shares of savings and loan associations by foreign investors.
SB 947 Last Action: Referred to Committee on Economic Development
Caption: Relating to reports by savings and loan associations concerning the ownership of voting shares and voting rights.
SB 948 Last Action: Scheduled for public hearing on . . . . . .
Caption: Relating to the filing of assumed business or professional name certificates and to the imposition of penalties.
SB 949 Last Action: Motion lost to suspend reg order (to consider on 2nd reading)
Caption: Relating to the requirement that motor vehicle transfers be notarized.
SB 950 Last Action: Considered by committee in public hearing
Caption: Relating to public access to certain information in the custody of the Consumer Credit Commissioner.
SB 1014 Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to the creation of the 297th Judicial District, composed of Williamson County.
SB 1193 Last Action: Referred to Committee on Education
Caption: Relating to employment in public schools after retirement from the teacher retirement system.
SB 1293 Last Action: Removed from local and uncontested calendar
Caption: Relating to the creation, establishment, administration, maintenance, operation, and financing of the Ganado and Jackson County Hospital District of Jackson County, Texas.
SB 1294 Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the creation, establishment, administration, maintenance, operation, powers and duties, and financing of the Jackson County Hospital District of Jackson County, Texas.
SB 1303 Last Action: Referred to Committee on Intergovernmental Affairs
Caption: Relating to the creation, establishment, administration, maintenance, operation, powers and duties, and financing of the Jackson County Hospital District of Jackson County, Texas.
SB 1304 Last Action: Reported from committee favorably without amendments
Caption: Relating to creation of County Court at Law No. 2 of Victoria County; and the membership of the juvenile board.
SB 1309 Last Action: Referred to Committee on Natural Resources
Caption: Relating to creation, administration, rights, powers, duties, operations, and financing of the Williamson County Water Authority.
SCR 63 Last Action: Considered by committee in public hearing
Caption: Directing the Commissioner of Agriculture to establish a task force to examine the problem of grain dust explosions.
SJR 12 Last Action: Considered by committee in public hearing
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing relief for certain consumers of gas and electricity and dedicating a portion of taxes on natural gas.
SR 751 Caption: Extending congratulations to Martha Boston.
65th Regular Session
SB 332 Last Action: 90 Day Bill
Caption: Relating to biennial reports by the governor on the organization and efficiency of state agencies; and declaring an emergency.
SB 415 Last Action: 90 Day Bill
Caption: Relating to records to be kept by the holder of a shooting preserve license; providing penalties.
SB 498 Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to the creation of the 271st Judicial District composed of Bell County.
SB 515 Last Action: Reported from committee favorably with amendments
Caption: Relating to the establishment and operation of pilot multipurpose service centers for displaced homemakers.
SB 611 Last Action: Motion lost
Caption: Requiring the state auditor to prepare biennial reports on public school salaries.
SB 612 Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to creation of a central clearinghouse for computer software developed or acquired by state agencies; requiring certain inventory records from state agencies and distribution of information to the agencies.
SB 670 Last Action: Referred to Committee on State Affairs
Caption: Relating to the formation of county election precincts in cities having 10,000 or more inhabitants.
SB 827 Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to education for mentally retarded persons under the care and control of the Texas Department of Mental Health and Mental Retardation.
SB 885 Last Action: Referred to Committee on Finance
Caption: Relating to the investment of certain state funds.
SB 886 Last Action: Referred to Committee on State Affairs
Caption: Relating to the regulation of the influencing of legislation.
SB 887 Last Action: Referred to Committee on Financial Institutions
Caption: Relating to public access to certain information in the custody of the Consumer Credit Commissioner.
SB 918 Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to education for wards of the Texas Youth Council and handicapped persons under the care and control of the Texas Department of Mental Health and Mental Retardation.
SB 1104 Last Action: Referred to Committee on Finance
Caption: Relating to the state treasurer's records and reports concerning time and demand deposits of state funds.
SB 1195 Last Action: 90 Day Bill
Caption: Relating to the right of river authorities to obtain legal opinions from the attorney general.
SB 1292 Last Action: 90 Day Bill
Caption: Relating to the validation of certain county time warrants in counties with a population of less than 1,000,000; providing the extent of application of this Act.
SB 1307 Last Action: Laid on the table subject to call
Caption: Relating to annexation, bonds, and acquisition of water by the Bell County Water Control and Improvement District No. 1.
SB 1327 Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the county school administration of Fayette County.
SCR 41 Last Action: Referred to Committee on State Affairs
Caption: Memorializing Congress to remove state employees' and teachers' contributions to retirement system from taxable income base.
SCR 56 Last Action: Recommitted to committee
Caption: Directing the State Treasurer to undertake a cash flow forecasting study.
SCR 109 Last Action: Signed by Governor
Caption: Instructing the enrolling and engrossing clerk of the Senate to correct a typographical error in S.J.R. 19.
SJR 19 Last Action: Filed with the Secretary of State
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment relating to the formation of associations by producers of agricultural products.
SJR 29 Last Action: Considered by committee in public hearing
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment relating to the budget execution authority of the governor.
SR 703 Caption: Directing the State Treasurer to study the day-by-day rates of receipt and expenditure of state funds.
65th 1st Called Session
SCR 11 Last Action: Signed by Governor
Caption: Congratulating Mrs. Carolyn Harrell, president of the Texas State Teachers Association.
SJR 2 Last Action: Posting rule suspended
Caption: Proposing an amendment to the Texas Constitution to authorize separate appraisal formulas to promote preservation of open-space land devoted to farm, ranch, and forest purposes.
65th 2nd Called Session
SJR 6 Last Action: Referred to Committee on Economic Development
Caption: Proposing an amendment of the Texas Constitution to authorize separate appraisal formulas to promote preservation of open-space land devoted to farm, ranch, and forest purposes.
64th Regular Session
SB 79 Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the terms of the 27th, 146th, and 169th District Courts.
SB 169 Last Action: 90 day bill
Caption: Relating to shooting preserves and shooting resorts; providing a graduated license fee based on the number of acres within the resort or preserve; removing the requirement of an affidavit by licensees; stating licensing requirements when the shooting preserve covers land in more than one county; making various conforming and updating amendments; removing certain requirements for records.
SB 210 Last Action: Referred to Committee on Education
Caption: Relating to the office of county school superintendent in certain counties.
SB 226 Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to interchangeable juries in counties in which two district courts have jurisdiction.
SB 245 Last Action: Referred to Committee on Intergovernmental Relations
Caption: Relating to the creation, establishment, administration, maintenance, operation, and financing of the Lavaca Hospital District of Lavaca County, Texas, under Article IX, Section 9, of the Texas Constitution.
SB 319 Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the structure and administration of the executive branch of the state government; creating the Joint Advisory Committee on Government Operations; providing for its membership, office terms, organiziation, compensation, expenses, powers, and duties and making provisions relative thereto; providing that duties of committee members who are public officials or employees are to be considered as duties in addition to those of their office or employment; providing for cooperation by other state agencies and departments; providing for the primary term of the life of the committee; requiring certain reports to the legislature; providing for appropriations by the legislature and for the use of private funds.
SB 320 Last Action: Referred to Committee on Education
Caption: Relating to the office of county school superintendent in certain counties.
SB 321 Last Action: Referred to Committee on Natural Resources
Caption: Amending Section 3(f), 3(j), and 14, Chapter 276, Acts of the 45th Legislature, Regular Session, 1937, as amended (Article 8280-119, Vernon's Texas Civil Statutes), to require charges for waste treatment services to be proportionate to the cost of providing such services; to require competitive bidding on certain contracts requiring an estimated expenditure of $5,000 or more, or for a term of two years or more except in emergency situations; authorizing the Manager to execute certain contracts.
SB 457 Last Action: Referred to Committee on Intergovernmental Relations
Caption: Relating to the creation of the County Court at Law No. 2 of Bell County; making other provisions relative to the court; changing the name of the County Court at Law of Bell County; adding the judge of the County Court at Law No. 2 of Bell County to the membership of the Bell County Juvenile Board.
SB 477 Last Action: Referred to Committee on Education
Caption: Relating to providing financial assistance for computer information services through regional education service centers.
SB 725 Last Action: Motion to suspend rules lost
Caption: Creating within the Texas Department of Community Affairs a State Office of Early Childhood Development; establishing within the department a priority for activity for young children, authorizing it to engage in certain activities relative to early childhood development; prescribing conditions for such activities; providing for maintaining the responsibilities for early childhood development activities of other state agencies; providing for advice from interagency councils; establishing a working committee to advise the department; authorizing the political subdivisions of this state to cooperate with the Texas Department of Community Affairs and to act in meeting the needs of children.
SB 726 Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the information contained in the Texas Water Quality Board's biennial report.
SB 727 Last Action: Reported from committee favorably with amendments
Caption: Relating to exemptions from the definitions of "motor carrier" and "contract carrier."
SB 728 Last Action: 90 day bill
Caption: Relating to the financing of programs of agricultural commodity producers boards and relating to collection and disposition of assessments under certain circumstances; providing for refunds; providing effective date contingent on adoption of certain constitutional amendments.
SB 729 Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to reporting requirements for certain laboratory supervisors when specimen examinations yield evidence suggestive of certain venereal diseases and communications with the patient or the potential contacts.
SB 730 Last Action: Referred to Committee on State Affairs
Caption: Relating to acquisition of computers and computer-related equipment and services by agencies and institutions in the executive and judicial branches of state government.
SB 731 Last Action: Referred to Committee on State Affairs
Caption: Relating to inspection of certain vehicles.
SB 879 Last Action: Consideration withdrawn
Caption: Relating to the subject of annexation by certain districts; establishing a procedure for annexing land to such districts and providing for assumption of the district's indebtedness by the annexed area.
SB 1045 Last Action: Referred to Committee on Intergovernmental Relations
Caption: Relating to creation, establishment, administration, maintenance, operation, and financing of Gonzales County Hospital District of Gonzales County, Texas.
SB 1049 Last Action: Referred to Committee on State Affairs
Caption: Relating to the requirement that the State Board of Control maintain a register containing the name and business address of each person who provides services to an agency of the state.
SB 1050 Last Action: Reported from committee favorably
Caption: Relating to the promotion of industrial development and employment by certain political subdivisions of the State of Texas; authorizing such subdivisions to acquire certain properties, to issue revenue bonds, and to lease, sell, or convey said properties, for the promotion of industrial development and employment; providing the procedures to be followed and making certain findings with respect to the need for such facilities; providing for regulation by the Texas Industrial Commission.
SB 1065 Last Action: Referred to Committee on Natural Resources
Caption: Relating to the subject of water supply contracts; defining eligible districts; amending the power of eligible districts and persons to contract in respect to water supply; authorizing the acquisition and construction of facilities and the issuance of bonds to provide facilities in connection with such water supply contracts; providing for revision of rate of compensation for water sold under certain circumstances; containing restrictions on issuance of bonds payable from taxes; providing relationship of this Act to other laws; containing other provisions relating to the subject.
SB 1083 Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the licensing of persons engaged in the business of executing bail bonds in certain counties; relating to the application of this Act to certain counties having a population of 124,000 or more; relating to the estabishment of county bail bond boards and the extra-county authority of licensed bondsmen in such counties.
SB 1084 Last Action: Referred to Committee on Intergovernmental Relations
Caption: Relating to the transfer of cases and exchange of benches by the judges of the county court and county courts at law in Bell County.
SB 1106 Last Action: Laid on table subject to call
Caption: Relating to the creation, establishment, administration, maintenance, operation, and financing of the Moulton Hospital District of Lavaca County, Texas, under Article IX, Section 9 of the Texas Constitution.
SB 1110 Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to abolishing the office of county superintendent of schools in Gonzales and Travis Counties and performance of the duties of the office by the county judge.
SB 1115 Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the election of directors in the Escondido Watershed District.
SB 1116 Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the date for election of directors of the Hondo Creek Watershed Improvement District.
SB 1117 Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the boundaries of and date of board elections in the Ecleto Creek Watershed District; relating to residence of directors and to qualifications of voters.
SCR 99 Last Action: Received from the Senate
Caption: Suspending the Joint Rules of the two House so that either House may take up and consider H.B. 1942 at any time.
SJR 1 Last Action: Referred to Committee on Texas Constitution
Caption: Proposing complete revision of the Constitution of Texas, except for the Preamble and Article I, The Bill of Rights.
SJR 34 Last Action: Referred to Committee on Constitutional Revision
Caption: Amending Constitution to provide that certain refundable assessments are not taxes.
SJR 38 Last Action: Co-author authorized
Caption: Amending Constitution to give Legislature power to authorize cities and counties to issue revenue bonds for certain purposes.
SJR 52 Last Action: Referred to Committee on Texas Constitution
Caption: Amending Constitution relating to Governor's budget execution authority.
SR 185 Caption: Resolving that Texas Senate endorse and support proposed Resources Conservation and Development Project of Central Texas Council of Governments.
SR 546 Caption: Extending welcome to the Taylor Czech Chorus.
SR 693 Caption: Memorial resolution for Richard D. Grant.
63rd Regular Session
SB 221 Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Creating the Commission on Organization of the Executive Branch of the Government; providing for its membership and terms and compensation of members; providing for its powers, duties, and procedures; providing means of financing and for cooperation of other state agencies.
SB 514 Last Action: Reported favorably as amended
Caption: Relating to the modification of benefits for paid and volunteer firemen under the Firemen's Relief and Pension Fund.
SB 515 Last Action: Referred to Committee on Jurisprudence
Caption: Relating to the jurisdiction and terms of the 27th, 146th, and 169th District Courts and the jurisdiction of the County Court and County Court at Law of Bell County.
SB 614 Last Action: Filed without Governor's signature
Caption: Relating to the content of the physician's statement required to accompany an application for a marriage license; relating to the granting of authority to the State Board of Health to require a serological test for rubella under certain conditions for the same purpose.
SB 622 Last Action: 90 Day Bill
Caption: Relating to notice provided in certain health insurance policies as defined in this Act; providing method for compliance during a transition period.
SB 623 Last Action: Referred to Committee on Intergovernmental Relations
Caption: Relating to restrictions on working conditions and working hours for female employees.
SB 624 Last Action: Referred to Committee on State Affairs
Caption: Relating to acquisition of computers and related equipment and services by agencies and institutions in the executive and judicial branches of state government.
SB 625 Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Creating the County Court at Law of Victoria County; making other provisions relative to the court; conforming the jurisdiction of other courts thereto; adding the judge of the County Court at Law of Victoria County to the membership of the Victoria County Juvenile Board; providing for the designation of the court in the county to be the juvenile court.
SB 683 Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to consolidated bonds and other similar obligations issued under the Farm Credit Act of 1971, P.L. 92-181, and as later amended as investments and security for deposits.
SB 991 Last Action: Committee hearing date
Caption: Making appropriations to the State Department of Health for immunization programs.
SCR 120 Last Action: Referred to Committee on Rules
Caption: Suspending the joint rules to permit consideration of S.B. 991.
SR 420 Caption: Commending Texas Rangers on Sesquicentennial.
SR 852 Caption: Congratulating Miss Susie Howard on being Miss Rural Electrification for 1973.
SR 853 Caption: Setting aside the month of November, 1973 for recognizing Texas farmers, ranchers and other agribusinessmen.
62nd Regular Session
SB 97 Caption: Relating to amending Education Code relative to Loitering on School Property to provide penalty after being warned to leave by person in charge.
SB 134 Caption: Relating to the testing of milk, creating a Dairy Advisory Board.
SB 236 Caption: Relating to eliminating the qualification that cities, towns, and villages with authority to enforce land use restrictions contained in subdivision dedications must be situated in a county having a certain population, and extending the authority to certain other incorporated cities, towns, and villages.
SB 237 Caption: Relating to the additional compensation for members of the juvenile boards in Comal, Hays, Caldwell, Fayette and Austin Counties.
SB 238 Caption: Relating to the definition of organized volunteer fire departments.
SB 424 Caption: Relating to prescribing compensation for county officials in certain counties.
SB 425 Caption: Relating to prescribing compensation for county officials in certain counties.
SB 426 Caption: Relating to the salary of assistants to county superintendents in certain counties.
SB 570 Caption: Relating to creating and establishing in the City of Victoria a coeducational institution of higher learning to be known as Victoria State University.
SB 575 Caption: Relating to authorizing Parks and Wildlife Commission to commission game wardens as 'peace officers'.
SB 576 Caption: Relating to authorizing the Parks and Wildlife Department to publish information on State Parks, State historic sites and State scientific areas.
SB 577 Caption: Relating to prohibiting possession, sale, etc. of any species of mammals determined to be harmful to human, animal life or environment without a permit from Parks and Wildlife Department; providing a penalty.
SB 578 Caption: Relating to including aircraft, motorboats and watercraft within its provisions.
SB 603 Caption: Relating to the director and employees of the Texas Animal Health Commission.
SB 627 Caption: Relating to creating the Commission on Organization of the Executive Branch of the Government and providing for its powers, duties and procedures.
SB 628 Caption: Relating to the closing of certain waters in Calhoun County to the taking or carrying away of marl, gravel, sand, shells, and mudshells.
SB 664 Caption: Relating to regulating the production of marl, gravel, sand, shells or mudshell under certain conditions.
SB 803 Caption: Relating to the Act for Development of Employment, Industrial and Health Resources of 1971, relating to the promotion of industrial development, employment, public health and research by certain political subdivisions of the State of Texas.
SB 804 Caption: Relating to the compensation of official shorthand reporters for the 36th and 156th Judicial Districts.
SB 805 Caption: Relating to increasing the filing fee for suits of divorce or dissolution of marriage in all counties in the 24th Judicial District and the 135th Judicial District.
SB 884 Caption: Relating to the interest rate on bonds of the San Patricio Municipal Water District.
SB 973 Caption: Relating to the establishment of an off-campus branch of a public senior college as an upper-level educational center to be located in the city of Victoria.
SB 974 Caption: Relating to a fee payable to the county clerk in certain counties for the administrative costs of handling temporary support orders.
SB 976 Caption: Relating to the immunizations of persons attending elementary or secondary or institutions of higher education.
SB 977 Caption: Relating to immunization data on individuals.
SB 978 Caption: Relating to prohibiting the use of data obtained by persons conducting immunization surveys under the auspices of the State Department of Health in any suit against a physician involving an injury relating to the immunization of an individual.
SB 986 Caption: Relating to an Act to be known as the Act for development of employment, industrial and health resources of 1971 relating to the promotion of industrial development, employment, public health and research by certain political subdivisions of the State of Texas.
SB 991 Caption: Relating to the interest rate on bonds of the San Patricio Municipal Water District.
SJR 33 Caption: Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the State of Texas, to give the Legislature the power to authorize cities and towns to issue revenue bonds for industrial and rural development purposes.
SR 226 Caption: Requesting Governor to request Secretary of Agriculture to allow State of Texas and State Department of Health sufficient time to bring all meat handling establishments under full compliance of federal law.
SR 662 Caption: Extending congratulations to Texas Agricultural Extension Service.
SR 693 Caption: Extending appreciation to Theodore Nicksick Jr.
SR 932 Caption: Providing for the creation of a "Special Senate Committee on Disease Prevention by Immunizaton."
62nd 3rd Called Session
SR 156 Caption: Commending Cuero Turkey Trot celebration for its great portrayal of Texas history.
SR 331 Caption: In memory of Former Senator Gus J. Strauss.
SR 337 Caption: Commending Texas Agricultural Extension Service for developing an imaginative and effective program.
62nd 4th Called Session
SCR 13 Caption: Memorializing Congress to enact legislation to grant relief to persons dropped from welfare rolls because of the increase in Social Security benefits.
61st Regular Session
SB 51 Caption: Relating to the pay of election judges and clerks in joint elections; amending the Texas Election Code.
SB 52 Caption: Relating to terms of office and election by position of members of the board of trustees of certain county junior college districts.
SB 53 Caption: Relating to making it unlawful to attempt to break or enter a coin-operated machine, or to work or manipulate the machinery of any coin-operated machine, with the purpose of committing theft of personal property from the machine of of obtaining any service through the instrumentality of the machine and prescribing a penalty.
SB 56 Caption: Relating to the closing of certain waters in Calhoun County to the taking or carrying away of marl, gravel, sand, shells, and mudshell.
SB 57 Caption: Relating to and fixing the minimum and maximum salary of the official shorthand reporter for the 36th Judicial District of Texas.
SB 215 Caption: Relating to licenses for certain persons, activities and objects covered by the Act (Liquefied Petroleum Dealers); and relating to the categories for assessing fees for such licenses.
SB 343 Caption: Relating to certificates of indebtedness for the maintenance of public roads by San Patricio County.
SB 395 Caption: Relating to providing for the creation of a conservation and reclamation district to provide drainage for all of San Patricio County and to be known as "San Patricio County Drainage District of San Patricio County, Texas".
SB 508 Caption: Relating to compensation of court reporters of the 24th and 135th Judicial Districts.
SB 540 Caption: Relating to authorizing the board of trustees of certain junior college districts to adopt a numbered position system of electing members to the board of trustees and providing a procedure for choosing positions.
SB 541 Caption: Relating to the description of certain waters in Calhoun County where certain netting is prohibited.
SB 552 Caption: Relating to the creation of the Jackson County County-Wide Drainage District as a conservation and reclamation district in Jackson County, Texas.
SB 566 Caption: Relating to areas to be served by the Lower Colorado River Authority and the uses to which the proceeds of bonds issued by the District may be put.
SB 727 Caption: Relating to the issuance of certain bonds by cities having a population of 5,000 or more.
SB 741 Caption: Relating to creating a conservation and reclamation district to be known as Copano Bay Municipal Utility District of Aransas County, Texas; defining its boundaries and finding their closure.
SB 765 Caption: Relating to creating a conservation and reclamation district to be known as Copano Bay Municipal Utility District of Aransas County, Texas; defining its boundaries and finding their closure.
SB 771 Caption: Relating to creating and establishing in the city of Victoria a coeducational institution of higher learning to be known as Victoria State University.
SB 808 Caption: Relating to changing the name of Jackson County Flood Control District to the Lavaca-Navidad River Authority.
SB 827 Caption: Relating to the method of election to the board of trustees of the Matagorda Independent School District.
SCR 38 Caption: Directing the Interagency Natural Resources Council to make a comprehensive study of certain State land.
SCR 53 Caption: Congratulating Kathryn Townsend on the occasion of an Appreciation Dinner in her honor.
SR 129 Caption: Welcoming Richard D. Grant to the State Capitol and granting privileges of the floor for the day.
SR 182 Caption: Welcoming Ray Greene, President of of the Texas Future for Teachers Association, to the State Capitol and granting privileges of the floor for the day.
SR 208 Caption: Welcoming Julian L. Wheless to the State Capitol and grating privileges of the floor for the day.
SR 231 Caption: Welcoming the wives of Robert Rick and Robert W. Campbell to the State Capitol and granting privileges of the floor for the day.
SR 251 Caption: Welcoming Lola C. Bonner to the State Capitol and granting privileges of the floor for the day.
SR 290 Caption: Welcoming William A. Schmidt to the State Capitol and granting privileges of the floor for the day.
SR 412 Caption: Welcoming Joe Entzminger to the State Capitol and granting privileges of the floor for the day.
SR 870 Caption: Providing for the appointment of an interim committee to study Texas agricultural production potential for the next decade.
SR 1011 Caption: Designating Dennis Whitley as an Honorary Senate Page.
61st 1st Called Session
SB 35 Caption: Relating to the issuance of certain bonds by cities having a population of 5,000 or more.
61st 2nd Called Session
SB 29 Caption: Relating to the issuance of certain bonds by cities having a population of 5,000 or more.
60th Regular Session
SB 101 Caption: Relating to creating and establishing the Texas Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Laboratory as a State Agency under the jurisdiction and supervision of the Board of Directors of the Texas A&M University, such Agency not to be any part or unit of any institution or system of higher education of the state.
SB 146 Caption: Relating to creating the Commission on Organization of the Executive Branch of the Government and providing for its powers, duties and procedures.
SB 184 Caption: Relating to amending certain statutes relating to the regulation of the practice of veterinary medicine.
SB 254 Caption: Relating to amending certain acts so as to make such applicable to any conservation and reclamation districts designated by name as a river authority.
SB 347 Caption: Relating to the compensation of the District Attorney of the 25th Judicial District.
SB 348 Caption: Relating to bonds of the Directors and Treasurer of the Lavaca County Flood Control District.
SB 500 Caption: Relating to methods of fishing and possession of certain devices in certain waters of Calhoun county; amending the Penal Code.
SB 501 Caption: Relating to investment authority of the State Depository Board.
SB 513 Caption: Relating to amending certain statutes in connection with the standards, grades and size-weight classes of eggs, the sale or advertisement of eggs below the quality of Grade A, the exemption of producers of eggs from the provisions of the Act under certain conditions, the exceptions to buying or selling eggs for subsequent resale without obtaining a license, the licensing of out-of-state sellers of eggs under certain conditions, the licensing fees of dealer-wholesaler, processor, and broker.
SB 582 Caption: Relating to the petition and service of process in adoption proceedings involving non-consenting parents; prescribing a limitation of actions.
SB 590 Caption: Relating to amending the Penal Code so as to authorize the issuance of "stop-sale" orders in connection with violations; authorizing the Commissioner of Agriculture to promulgate rules and regulations.
SB 597 Caption: Relating to authorizing the Parks and Wildlife Department to rehabilitate the Copano Bay Causeway as a public fishing pier and recreation area.
SB 599 Caption: Relating to the selection of directors for water control and improvement districts in certain counties.
SB 600 Caption: Relating to the compensation and expenses of the District Attorney of the 24th Judicial District, the appointment and compensation of stenographers, the appointment and compensation of an investigator or an assistant district attorney, and the appointment and compensation of other personnel.
SB 601 Caption: Relating to the compensation and expenses of the District Attorney of the 25th Judicial District, the compensation of his stenographer, and the appointment and compensation of an assistant district attorney.
SB 606 Caption: Relating to the compensation of the official shorthand reporters for the 135th and 24th Judicial Districts.
SB 607 Caption: Relating to changing the closed season for oystering on public reefs in Calhoun County.
SB 619 Caption: Relating to bonds of the Directors and Treasurer of the Lavaca County Flood Control District No. 3.
SB 620 Caption: Relating to creating a conservation and reclamation district to be known as "Copano Bay Municipal Utility District of Aransas County, Texas".
SCR 24 Caption: Recognizing Hilda B. Weinert for her lifetime of service to the State and the Democratic Party.
SR 279 Caption: Directing the creation of a Committee on Economy in State Government.
SR 283 Caption: Welcoming Mary Lillian McNeely to the State Capitol.
SR 331 Caption: Granting the privileges of the floor for a day to Garland Novosad.
SR 354 Caption: Granting the privileges of the floor for a day to the family of Charles C. Nathanson.
SR 371 Caption: Granting privileges of the floor for a day to Mrs. M. L. Gauntt, et al.
SR 394 Caption: Granting privileges of the floor for a day to Sean Moore.
SR 404 Caption: Granting privileges to the floor for a day to Mary Elizabeth Jimeney, et al.
SR 616 Caption: Granting the privileges of the floor for a day to Katherine Townsend.
SR 687 Caption: Appointing a time for the portrait of Hilda Weinert to be presented to the Senate.
60th 1st Called Session
SR 171 Caption: Granting the privileges of the floor to Mrs. Clinton White and her daughters for the day.
SR 192 Caption: Granting the privileges of the floor to William F. Mason for a day.
59th Regular Session
SB 11 Caption: Relating to creating the Commission on Organization of the Executive Branch of the Government and providing for its powers, duties and procedures.
SB 101 Caption: Relating to certificates of indebtedness for the maintenance of public roads by San Patricio County.
SB 191 Caption: Relating to the compensation of the district attorney of the 36th Judicial District.
SB 192 Caption: Relating to the compensation of the Commissioners of San Patricio County Conservation and Reclamation District No. 1.
SB 431 Caption: Relating to amending the Penal Code by authorizing the taking of wild anterless deer during archery season.
SB 466 Caption: Relating to amending certain Acts by providing a more reasonable reclassification as to salary authorization of county officials in the present lowest population bracket, and to prevent unreasonable discrimination in growing counties, which in the past ten years have changed from an agricultural to an industrial economy, resulting in the imposition of additional duties and responsibilities upon elected officials.
SB 469 Caption: Relating to amending certain Acts relating to The Calhoun County Navigation District so as to provide a method of election of Navigation Commissioners.
SB 472 Caption: Relating to and fixing minimum and maximum salary of the official shorthand reporter for the 81st Judicial District of Texas.
SB 515 Caption: Relating to constituting a local law for the maintenance of the public roads and highways in Karnes County by authorizing the county to issue certificates of indebtedness for certain stated purposes.
SB 526 Caption: Relating to creating and establishing a conservation and reclamation district comprising certain territory contained in Live Oak County, Texas, to be known as Three Rivers Water District.
SB 540 Caption: Relating to amending certain Acts by empowering the District not only to develop and provide fresh water but further to provide sanitary sewerage facilities; so as to provide that the amount of ad valorem taxes which may be levied annually for all purposes shall not exceed $1.00 on each $100 valuation of taxable property, of which not to exceed $0.10 may be levied for maintenance and operation purposes when authorized at an election.
SCR 104 Caption: Authorizing the Regents of the University of Texas to accept the Rockport Air Force Station facility from the Federal Government.
SR 284 Caption: Recognizing the wife of Thomas O'Connor for receiving the award for Meritorious Service in Historical Preservation.
SR 471 Caption: Recognizing certain members of the Daughters of the Republic of Texas.
58th Regular Session
SB 12 Caption: Relating to creating the Commission on Organization of the Executive Branch of the Government and providing for its powers, duties and procedures.
SB 17 Caption: Relating to transferring a certain causeway and approaches thereto on State Highway 35 located in Aransas County, Texas, from the State Highway Department to the Texas State Parks Board in order to facilitate the construction and maintenance of a public fishing pier.
SB 62 Caption: Relating to the Jackson County Flood Control District; authorizing the District to exercise all powers, rights, privileges, and functions which are now, or hereafter may be, conferred by General or Special Law upon Water Improvement Districts and Water Control and Improvement Districts.
SB 141 Caption: Relating to authorizing the West Side Calhoun County Navigation District to sell certain water supply facilities and appurtenances to Guadalupe-Blanco River Authority.
SB 204 Caption: Relating to providing for the stopping and inspecting of all shipments of livestock or livestock products transported into or through the State of Texas to determine whether said shipments are in compliance with all laws, rules, and regulations administered by the Texas Animal Health Commission affecting such shipments, and to see that said shipments did not originate from a quarantined area or herd, and do not represent a danger to the livestock industry through insect infestation or affected with any infectious, noninfectious, or contagious disease.
SB 299 Caption: Relating to creating "Aransas County Conservation and Reclamation District".
SB 322 Caption: Relating to authorizing district judges to draw a warrant on the appropriate county fund, in certain instances, to cover the cost of bringing meals into the jury room so that juries may be kept together for deliberation; limiting such expenditures to One Dollar ($1) per juror per meal.
SB 341 Caption: Relating to regulating the manner of taking fish from the waters of Espiritu Santo Bay, and in those portions of San Antonio Bay South or Southeast of the Intracoastal Waterway, and in Shoalwater Bay, Barroom Bay, Pats Bay, Big Bayou, Saluria Bayou, Rahal Bayou, Steamboat Pass, Mailboat Channel, Pringle Lake, Contee Lake, South Pass Lake, Long Lake, Big Pocket, Lighthouse Cove, and Power Lake in Calhoun County, Texas; providing a penalty; providing an effective date.
SB 347 Caption: Relating to providing for the abolishment for the offices of the Ex Officio County School Superintendent and the County Board of Education in all counties of this state having a population of more than sixteen thousand (16,000), according to the last preceding Federal Census, which have or may hereafter have no Common School District and only one Independent School District.
SB 394 Caption: Relating to authorizing the Parks and Wildlife Department to arrange for repairs to the Lavaca Bay Causeway Fishing Pier out of any funds that may be appropriated for that purpose.
SB 479 Caption: Relating to providing for a seven-day grace period following the expiration date of a fishing license.
SB 484 Caption: Relating to fixing minimum and maximum salary limits of the official shorthand reporters for certain judicial districts.
SB 509 Caption: Relating to authorizing a portion of the sum of One Hundred Thousand Dollars ($100,000) of the appropriation out of the Special Game and Fish Fund to be expended for the repair and rehabilitation of the Lavaca Bay Causeway Fishing Pier.
SB 512 Caption: Relating to providing that commissioners courts may raise the salary of each county commissioner to the highest salary being paid certain officials in the county, under specified circumstances.
57th Regular Session
SB 149 Caption: Relating to creating the Commission on Organization of the Executive Branch of the Government to promote economy, efficiency, and improved services in the transaction of the public business.
SB 215 Caption: Relating to amending a certain Act to specifically provide that the Hondo Creek Watershed Improvement District may call an election for the authorization of a tax for maintenance purposes.
SB 223 Caption: Relating to amending the Code of Criminal Procedure to provide that a defendant in the justice court may plead nolo contendere in addition to guilty or not guilty; providing that pleading in the justice court may be oral.
SB 276 Caption: Relating to amending a certain Act to regulate the movement of livestock and domestic fowl into the State of Texas.
SB 305 Caption: Relating to providing for County Juvenile Boards in each county comprising the 36th Judicial District, and in each county comprising the 156th Judicial District.
SB 376 Caption: Relating to amending a certain Statute relating to licenses for certain persons, activities and objects covered by the Act; and relating to the categories for assessing fees for such licenses.
SB 377 Caption: Relating to amending a certain Act to provide that the Commissioners Court in all counties of this State may provide fire protection and fire fighting equipment for the citizens of the county outside of any city, town or village therein; to provide that this equipment may be paid for by time warrants drawn on the General Fund.
SB 378 Caption: Relating to creating a juvenile board in Victoria County.
SB 389 Caption: Relating to amending a certain Act relating to handlers of Liquefied Petroleum Gas, fees for General Installers and Repairmen, Retail and Wholesale Dealers.
SB 390 Caption: Relating to amending a certain Act to provide that nothing in a certain Act shall be construed so as to make provisions of the Act inapplicable to litigations involving only litigation of questions of annexation rather than questions of incorporation.
SB 455 Caption: Relating to amending a certain Act to add Keller Bay and Cox Bay to certain waters closed to netting.
SB 460 Caption: Relating to regulating the taking of minnows in Goliad County; providing a penalty for violation of this Act.
SB 472 Caption: Relating to creating a conservation and reclamation district to be known as "Escondido Watershed District".
SB 475 Caption: Relating to selling certain State owned submerged lands to the City of Port Lavaca; providing for a mineral reservation with right of ingress and egress, for a reversion.
SCR 51 Caption: Instructing the Governor to return S. B. No. 276 to the Senate Enrolling Clerk in order to make certain corrections.
SCR 68 Caption: Directing the Senate Enrolling Clerk to make certain corrections in H. B. No. 761.
SCR 77 Caption: Instructing the House Enrolling Clerk to make certain corrections in H. B. No. 433.
SR 559 Caption: Providing for additional funds to the Cost of Government Study Committee.
57th 1st Called Session
SB 14 Caption: Relating to creating the Commission on Organization of the Executive Branch of the Government to promote economy, efficiency, and improved services in the transaction of the public business.
SB 18 Caption: Relating to transferring a certain causeway and approaches thereto located in Calhoun County, Texas, from the State Highway Department to the Texas State Parks Board in order to facilitate the construction and maintenance of a public fishing pier.
SB 19 Caption: Relating to amending a certain Statute relating to miscellaneous excise taxes; to provide for the filing of quarterly reports; to provide for the retailer to remit one hundred per cent (100%) of the tax or taxes collected; to dispense with the requirement of keeping certain records; providing an effective date.
SR 58 Caption: Requesting the Game and Fish Commission, State Highway Department, and the Texas State Parks Board, to study the feasibility of converting a certain causeway in Copano bay into a public fishing pier.
57th 2nd Called Session
SR 9 Caption: Welcoming Robert . and James Kenneth Steer to the State Capitol, and naming James Kenneth Steer an Honorary Page of the Senate.
57th 3rd Called Session
SB 7 Caption: Relating to creating a conservation and reclamation district to be known as "Pettus Municipal Utility District".
SB 8 Caption: Relating to creating "Aransas County Conservation and Reclamation District".
SB 71 Caption: Relating to amending a certain Act to authorize the State Parks Board to grant concessions to certain concessioners to charge for the use of a pier to be constructed in Lavaca Bay.
SR 21 Caption: Inviting Anita Louise Koop to be introduced to the Senate.
SR 39 Caption: Recognizing State Senator Charles Ferguson Herring as Governor for a Day.
SR 92 Caption: Recognizing Roy L. Anderson for his heroism during Hurricane Carla.
SR 93 Caption: Recognizing J. D. Lopez for his heroism during Hurricane Carla.
SR 94 Caption: Recognizing Ralph McClendon for his heroism during Hurricane Carla.
SR 95 Caption: Recognizing Dred Clements for his heroism during Hurricane Carla.
SR 96 Caption: Recognizing Dick DeNeefe for his heroism during Hurricane Carla.
SR 97 Caption: Recognizing Calvin Evans for his heroism during Hurricane Carla.