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Legislation authored by Max Sherman

Includes legislation with Max Sherman as the primary author for the 63rd through 65th Legislatures. For other types of authorship, search the Legislative Archive System. Author information is not available prior to the 63rd Legislature.

65th Regular Session
SB 185 Author: Sherman, Max
Last Action: 90 Day Bill
Caption: Relating to the definition, powers, duties of certain pipeline carriers for the transportation of coal and to the regulation of these pipeline carriers as common carriers; providing the respective authority, powers, and duiteis of the Railroad Commission of Texas, the Texas Water Rights Commission, and the Texas Water Quality Board with reference to such regulation.
SB 186 Author: Sherman, Max
Last Action: 90 Day Bill
Caption: Relating to the conduct of business or rendering of professional services under an assumed name by individuals, partners, unincorporated or incorporated businesses, professional or other associations, corporations, or legal entitites; excluding certain insurance companies; requiring filing of and updating of certificates giving certain information; providing for fees; providing for abandonment of the use of the name; providing remedies and civil and criminal penalties; making transition provisions.
SB 187 Author: Sherman, Max
Last Action: 90 Day Bill
Caption: Relating to the advertisement of bids for material to be used by a county.
SB 221 Author: Sherman, Max
Last Action: Referred to Subcommittee on Civil Matters
Caption: Relating to fees to be collected by county clerks and clerks of county courts for certain services and to specifications for certain legal papers to be filed and recorded, with additional fees for filing nonconforming legal papers.
SB 222 Author: Sherman, Max
Last Action: 90 Day Bill
Caption: Relating to fishing licenses for residents, nonresidents, and aliens.
SB 223 Author: Sherman, Max
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Natural Resources
Caption: Relating to the maximum width of certain buses.
SB 224 Author: Sherman, Max
Last Action: Referred to Committee on State Affairs
Caption: Relating to the pay of election judges and clerks.
SB 225 Author: Sherman, Max
Last Action: Referred to Subcommittee on Civil Matters
Caption: Relating to the appointment, territorial jurisdiction, assignment and use of a number, and term of office of notaries public.
SB 331 Author: Sherman, Max
Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to permitting the Railroad Commission of Texas to transfer certain funds appropriated by the General Appropriations Act for the fiscal year ending August 31, 1979, from oil and gas regulation to natural gas utilities; and declaring an emergency.
SB 381 Author: Sherman, Max
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Intergovernmental Relations
Caption: Authorizing Randall County to hold an election to consolidate the offices of county treasurer and county auditor; and declaring an emergency.
SB 382 Author: Sherman, Max
Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to a sales and use tax exemption for items sold at certain sales by religious, educational, charitable or eleemosynary organizations.
SB 383 Author: Sherman, Max
Last Action: 90 Day Bill
Caption: Relating to the State Library System.
SB 441 Author: Sherman, Max
Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to public school education.
SB 514 Author: Sherman, Max
Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to the minimum sick leave program for teachers in public schools.
SB 720 Author: Sherman, Max
Last Action: Laid on table subject to call
Caption: Relating to operation of a commercial motor vehicle or truck tractor by a person other than the owner or his agent.
SB 776 Author: Sherman, Max
Last Action: Laid on the table subject to call
Caption: Relating to the number, salaries, benefits, and other personnel matters of employees of community centers; and providing for approval of salaries of community center employees by the commissioner of the Texas Department of Mental Health and Mental Retardation.
SB 853 Author: Sherman, Max
Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to the creation of the constitutional office of Criminal District Attorney of Ochiltree County; abolishing the office of county Attorney of Ochiltree County; and conforming the jurisdiction of the District Attorney of the 84th Judicial District.
SB 854 Author: Sherman, Max
Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to representation of the state in the district court in Castro County, and the office of District Attorney of the 64th Judicial District.
SB 889 Author: Sherman, Max
Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the distribution of an estate on affidavit.
SB 890 Author: Sherman, Max
Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to a process for legislative review of proposed rules of state agencies.
SB 938 Author: Sherman, Max
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Criminal Jurisprudence
Caption: Relating to parole commissioners and their duties in regard to parole and mandatory supervision and to the operations and aministration of the Board of Pardons and Paroles.
SB 939 Author: Sherman, Max
Last Action: Effective on . . . . . . . . . .
Caption: Relating to the civil liability and penalties for contracting for, charging or receiving certain interest, time price differential or other charges and for failing to perform certain duties in consumer credit transactions; making provisions as to venue and limitation periods for bringing actions; providing for determination of penalties for failure to make disclosures; providing penalties; providing extent of application of this Act; providing a severability clause.
SB 945 Author: Sherman, Max
Last Action: 90 Day Bill
Caption: Relating to the procedures for incorporating a state bank.
SB 1043 Author: Sherman, Max
Last Action: Effective on . . . . . . . . . .
Caption: Relating to a speedy trial of criminal cases; providing for an effective date.
SB 1044 Author: Sherman, Max
Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to the creation of the 27th Judicial District composed of the Counties of Potter and Randall.
SB 1172 Author: Sherman, Max
Last Action: 90 Day Bill
Caption: Relating to the creation, organization, powers, duties, and operations of the Texas Energy Advisory Council; creating an advisory committee; providing for compensation of certain staff and for travel expense for certain persons; providing for cooperation by other state agencies.
SB 1192 Author: Sherman, Max
Last Action: Considered by committee in public hearing
Caption: Relating to the creation, jurisdiction, administration, and procedures of the County Court at Law of Randall County, and making other provisions relative to the courts in Randall County.
SB 1207 Author: Sherman, Max
Last Action: 90 Day Bill
Caption: Adopting the Natural Resources Code, a formal revision of the statutes relating to the public domain, oil, gas, and other natural resources; making conforming amendments to other laws; and repealing the laws replaced by the code.
SB 1226 Author: Sherman, Max
Last Action: Vetoed by the Governor
Caption: Relating to the accessibility and confidentiality of information held by certain governmental bodies and agencies.
SB 1250 Author: Sherman, Max
Last Action: 90 Day Bill
Caption: Relating to the regulation of surface mining.
SB 1282 Author: Sherman, Max
Last Action: 90 Day Bill
Caption: Relating to and establishing the boundaries of the Red River Authority of Texas and adding additional land to the authority and to its powers, duties, or functions as related to other districts; making finding of required notice.
SB 1314 Author: Sherman, Max
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Intergovernmental Affairs
Caption: Relating to the compensation and expenses of the court reporter of the 31st Judicial District.
SB 1319 Author: Sherman, Max
Last Action: 90 Day Bill
Caption: Relating to the conveyance of certain described property by the board of regents of West Texas State University to the Canyon Industrial Foundation.
SB 1329 Author: Sherman, Max
Last Action: Ordered not printed after committee report
Caption: Relating to the definition of waste of natural gas and limitation on escape of natural gas.
SCR 68 Author: Sherman, Max
Last Action: Signed by Governor
Caption: Granting Phillips Petroleum permission to sue the state.
SJR 21 Author: Sherman, Max
Last Action: Referred to Subcommittee on Civil Matters
Caption: To increase the term of office and the territorial jurisdiction of notaries public.
SJR 31 Author: Sherman, Max
Last Action: Referred to Committee on State Affairs
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment to set the period during which terms of appointed state officers expire.
SJR 32 Author: Sherman, Max
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Finance
Caption: To permit the legislature to give budget execution authority to the governor.
SJR 33 Author: Sherman, Max
Last Action: Referred to Committee on State Affairs
Caption: To give the governor limited power to remove appointed officers.
SR 38 Author: Sherman, Max
Caption: Extending congratulations to Thad Ansley.
SR 109 Author: Sherman, Max
Caption: Extending congratulations to Louise Evans.
SR 110 Author: Sherman, Max
Caption: Extending congratulations to E. W. Williams, Jr.
SR 270 Author: Sherman, Max
Caption: Designating March 5-11, 1977, as Communication Week in Texas.
SR 389 Author: Sherman, Max
Caption: Extending congratulations to Spearman High School.
SR 390 Author: Sherman, Max
Caption: Extending congratulations to Canyon High School Eagles.
SR 702 Author: Sherman, Max
Caption: Directing the Committee on Natural Resources to make an interim study of the need to acquire park lands.
SR 790 Author: Sherman, Max
Caption: Extending congratulations to Michael L. Pate.
64th Regular Session
SB 41 Author: Sherman, Max
Last Action: 90 day bill
Caption: Providing standards for state administrative practices and procedures; providing procedures for adoption of rules by state agencies; providing for the creation of a state register and its contents; providing for review of state agency proceedings; providing for declaratory judgments and procedures for judicial review; providing for witness fees; excepting certain actions of named agencies from application of this Act; providing relationship of this Act to other laws; providing an effective date.
SB 50 Author: Sherman, Max
Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Appropriating state funds to West Texas State University for constructing and equipping an instructional building.
SB 55 Author: Sherman, Max
Last Action: 90 day bill
Caption: Relating to the control and regulation of exploitation for and surface mining of certain minerals, reclamation of lands disturbed by operations as defined in the Act, and protection of water supplies and the environment; exempting certain activities; providing certain standards; prescribing the powers, duties, and authority of the Railroad Commission of Texas in carrying out the provisions of the Act; providing certain prerequisites for obtaining permits for operations; requiring performance bonds; providing for certain fees and for the establishment and uses of the Land Reclamation Fund; authorizing appropriations; providing for notice and hearings by the commission, procedures for enforcement and administrative and judicial review; requiring record keeping by permittees but making certain informations nonpublic; stating the relationship of this Act to federal requirements; providing civil and criminal penalties; providing an effective date.
SB 78 Author: Sherman, Max
Last Action: Reported from committee favorably
Caption: To supplement the appropriation from the Psychologists Licensing Fund (No. 024) to the Texas State Board of Examiners of Psychologists for consumable supplies and materials, current and recurring operating expense (excluding travel) and including examination expense and capital outlay for the year ending August 31, 1975, by the amount of $8,000 to pay for a deficit resulting from increased costs of examinations and moving.
SB 235 Author: Sherman, Max
Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Providing for the creation of a hospital district under Article IX, Section 9, Constitution of Texas, encompassing all territory in Parmer County, Texas, which is situated in the Farwell Independent School District; making provision for such district to provide fro the purchase, construction, acquisition, repair, or renovation of buildings and improvements and equipping the same for hospital district purposes; prescribing procedure for an election on the creation of such district and levy of taxes for its maintenance, support, and payment of indebtedness; providing the powers and duties of the district and its governing body and its procedures in the governing, administration, operation, and financing of the hospital system; providing procedures for the issuance of bonds and for their security; providing the characteristics and terms of such bonds and their eligibility for investments and security for deposits of public funds; providing a choice of methods for assessment, equalization, and collection of taxes; enacting other provisions incident to and related to the subject and purposes.
SB 240 Author: Sherman, Max
Last Action: 90 day bill
Caption: Amending Article 42.12, Code of Criminal Procedure, 1965, as amended, by adding a new Section 14A to Article 42.12; providing for the appointment of parole commissioners, certain appointees to reside in Walker County; fixing their duties and authority; providing for their method of appointment; providing for their compensation and reimbursement for expenses; making appropriations.
SB 405 Author: Sherman, Max
Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the certification and licensing of psychologists and specialties within the field of psychological services; providing the powers and duties of the Texas State Board of Examiners of Psychologists; providing the qualifications of applicants to take examinations and to receive a license; exempting certain persons from the application of the Act; providing for hearings under certain circumstances and appeals to a district court.
SB 406 Author: Sherman, Max
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Economic Development
Caption: Relating to the right to psychological services and reimbursement for psychological services under certain policies, contracts, and certificates of group insurance and group hospital plans.
SB 458 Author: Sherman, Max
Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to the authority of an insurer to designate a particular practitioner or practitioners of the healing arts in a policy of accident and sickness insurance.
SB 459 Author: Sherman, Max
Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the compensation and expenses of the Criminal District Attorney of Deaf Smith County.
SB 460 Author: Sherman, Max
Last Action: Considered by committee in public hearing
Caption: Relating to the activities authorized under, and qualifications for, a Distiller's Permit.
SB 516 Author: Sherman, Max
Last Action: 90 day bill
Caption: Relating to energy conservation in certain buildings and the responsibility and duties of the State Building Commission, the Governor's Energy Advisory Council, and other state agencies, commissions, and institutions; relating to energy conservation standards in buildings in home-rule cities.
SB 517 Author: Sherman, Max
Last Action: Considered by subcommittee in public hearing
Caption: Relating to waste of natural gas and certain hydrocarbons.
SB 518 Author: Sherman, Max
Last Action: Considered by committee in public hearing
Caption: Relating to development of energy technologies; prescribing the duties, responsibilities, and authority of the Governor's Energy Advisory Council; creating the Energy Development Fund and providing for its funding; providing for disposal of capital assets under certain circumstances and on certain terms.
SB 519 Author: Sherman, Max
Last Action: 90 day bill
Caption: Relating to the creation and staffing of the Governor's Energy Advisory Council and its powers and duties; creating the Advisory Committee to the Governor's Energy Advisory Council; providing for travel expense and compensation; providing for cooperation by other state agencies; providing an expiration date.
SB 541 Author: Sherman, Max
Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to the establishment of standards of construction, maintenance, and operation of county jail facilities; creating the Commission on Jail Standards; providing powers and duties applicable to the commission.
SB 632 Author: Sherman, Max
Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the expenses of the shorthand reporter for the 31st Judicial District.
SB 633 Author: Sherman, Max
Last Action: Amended
Caption: Relating to energy efficiency labeling of certain gas and electric appliances; providing a civil penalty.
SB 634 Author: Sherman, Max
Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to licensing of physical therapists and assistant physical therapists; providing fees; providing enforcement procedures for provisions of the amended Act; providing penalties.
SB 636 Author: Sherman, Max
Last Action: Amendments
Caption: Relating to the issuance of additional amounts of Texas Water Development Bonds.
SB 758 Author: Sherman, Max
Last Action: Referred to Committee on State Affairs
Caption: Relating to the compensation of supreme court justices, court of criminal appeals judges and commissioners, courts of civil appeals justices, and district court judges; providing for a salary schedule for state judges and a judicial salary account.
SB 759 Author: Sherman, Max
Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to providing education, care, and maintenance for persons who are multiply handicapped as defined in this Act and who are under 21 years of age.
SB 862 Author: Sherman, Max
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Natural Resources
Caption: Relating to coal slurry corporations, granting to them the same powers and duties as gas, electric current and power corporations, including the power of eminent domain.
SB 863 Author: Sherman, Max
Last Action: Reported from committee favorably with amendments
Caption: Relating to a lien for the furnishing of care, maintenance, and feed to domestic animals and relating to the continuance and priority of the lien.
SB 864 Author: Sherman, Max
Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to the creation of the 246th Judicial District, composed of Deaf Smith and Oldham counties; providing for a shorthand reporter and adult probation officer for the 246th Judicial District; reorganizing the 69th Judicial District; providing for the state to pay the salary and expenses of the Criminal District Attorney of Deaf Smith County to assist in the prosecution of cases in Oldham County; setting the minimum salary of the County Attorney of Oldham County and providing for its supplementation by the state.
SB 1014 Author: Sherman, Max
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Education
Caption: Relating to financial assistance for needy students enrolled in institutions of higher education.
SB 1018 Author: Sherman, Max
Last Action: Reported from committee favorably with amendments
Caption: Relating to fees charged by county clerks and county recorders.
SB 1019 Author: Sherman, Max
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Education
Caption: Relating to scholarship funds for needy students at institutions of higher education.
SB 1025 Author: Sherman, Max
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Natural Resources
Caption: Relating to and establishing the boundaries of the Red River Authority of Texas.
SB 1030 Author: Sherman, Max
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Finance
Caption: Relating to the allocation of funds to institutions of higher education to cover the loss of tuition and laboratory fees resulting from certain tuition and fee exemptions required by law.
SB 1031 Author: Sherman, Max
Last Action: Reported from committee favorably
Caption: Relating to the creation of the constitutional office of criminal district attorney for Castro County; abolishing the office of county attorney of Castro County; conforming the jurisdiction of the district attorney for the 64th Judicial District.
SB 1044 Author: Sherman, Max
Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the issuance and sale of revenue bonds as special obligations of the Hospital District of the City of Amarillo; providing the powers and duties of the city governing body and the board of managers of the hospital district; providing proceudres for issuance of the bonds, their terms and conditions; total maximum amount, and their security; providing for the investment and use of proceeds; providing for refinancing or refunding hospital bonds along with other bonds issued by the city and the issuance of additional bonds; providing characteristics of the bonds and for their eligibility for investment as a security for deposit of public funds; authorizing the city to levy taxes within certain limits against the taxable property of the district.
SB 1066 Author: Sherman, Max
Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to creation of 244th Judicial District and abolishing the Court of Domestic Relations of Hutchinson County; making other provisions relative to the 244th District Court and the 84th District Court.
SB 1119 Author: Sherman, Max
Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the compensation of county auditors in certain counties.
SCR 19 Author: Sherman, Max
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Administration
Caption: Accepting in the name of the poeple of Texas this gift of $50,000 from the Texas Association of Realtors to be used for the construction of a granite fountain and ponds on the Capitol grounds; providing for the Texas Board of Control to receive and administer the grant using any part remaining after construction costs to defray future maintenance expenses; providing for copies of this Resolution to be prepared for presentation to the Texas Association of Realtors as a token of gratitude from the Members of the Legislature and the people of Texas for the organization's magnanimous gesture of philanthropy and patriotism.
SCR 23 Author: Sherman, Max
Last Action: Reported from committee favorably
Caption: Memorializing the Texas Delegation to the 94th Congress of the United States of America; requesting all state officials to cooperate fully with the Congressional delegation and to supply the members of the delegation with all relevant material regarding the impact of the citizens of Texas of existing and proposed energy policies.
SCR 28 Author: Sherman, Max
Last Action: Signed by Governor
Caption: Joining the Sportsmen's Clubs of Texas, Incorporated, and the National Wildlife Federation in proclaiming March 16-22, 1975, as National Wildlife Week, urging our citizenry to affirm with the federation that "We Care About Wildlife Habitat."
SCR 50 Author: Sherman, Max
Last Action: Signed by Governor
Caption: Memorializing the Congress of the United States to instruct the Federal Power Commission to restore natural gas for irrigation purposes to a No. 2 commercial priority before there is extensive and lasting damage to the economy of the Panhandle and South Plains of Texas and serious disruption of the national economy; providing that official copies of this resolution be prepared and forwarded to the President of the United States, to the President of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives of the United States Congress, and to all members of the Texas delegation of the Congress with the request that this resolution be officially entered in the Congressional Record as a memeorial to the Congress of the Unite States of America; providing that official copies of this resolution also be prepared and forwarded to the Federal Power Commission as an expression of the views of the 64th Legislature of the State of Texas.
SJR 49 Author: Sherman, Max
Last Action: Signed by Governor
Caption: Amending Constitution to increase the amount of Texas Water Development Bonds that may be issued and outstanding by the Texas Water Development Board, on approval of two-thirds of the Members of each House of the Legislature.
SR 76 Author: Sherman, Max
Caption: Amending Permanent Rules of the Senate, authorizing the appointment of subcommittees on Agriculture, Water and Energy of the Committee on Natural Resources.
SR 290 Author: Sherman, Max
Caption: Extending congratulations to Miss Juanita Silva.
SR 612 Author: Sherman, Max
Caption: Designating "Texas Jogging Day".
SR 696 Author: Sherman, Max
Caption: Extending welcome to Mr. and Mrs. William R. Jenkins, Sr.
SR 715 Author: Sherman, Max
Caption: Extending congratulations to Dr. Kenneth H. Cooper.
63rd Regular Session
SB 49 Author: Sherman, Max
Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to membership and election of the board of directors of the Donley County Hospital District.
SB 81 Author: Sherman, Max
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Judiciary
Caption: Providing standards for state administrative agency practice and procedures; providing for a review of state agency proceedings.
SB 162 Author: Sherman, Max
Last Action: 90 Day Bill
Caption: Relating to bi-county day schools for the deaf.
SB 189 Author: Sherman, Max
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Education
Caption: Relating to certain educational requirements for license renewal.
SB 250 Author: Sherman, Max
Last Action: Committee hearing date
Caption: Providing for recording of master mortgages and deeds of trust in the office of county clerks; providing for incorporation by reference of recorded master mortgages and deeds of trust by subsequent instruments referring to recording information; providing for constructive notice of provisions incorporated by reference; providing for receipt of copy of master form by the grantor.
SB 384 Author: Sherman, Max
Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Authorizing the Board of Regents of West Texas State University to transfer certain land to the South Randall County Hospital District; making other provisions relating thereto.
SB 660 Author: Sherman, Max
Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Amending the Texas Probate Code to clarify the authority of corporate guardians to sell or dispose of certain investments.
SB 661 Author: Sherman, Max
Last Action: Signed by Governor
Caption: Amending the Texas Trust Act to permit a corporation, which shall include a national banking association and a state chartered bank, serving as trustee, executor, administrator, or guardian to sell without prior court approval shares of the capital stock of itself so owned or held by itself for any estate to any one or more of its stockholders, who are not at the time of said sale and purchase serving either as an officer or director of said corporation.
SB 864 Author: Sherman, Max
Last Action: Reported favorably
Caption: Relating to the activities authorized under, and qualifications for, a Distiller's Permit; amending Subsection (2), Section 15, Article I, Texas Liquor Control Act, as amended (Article 666-15, Vernon's Texas Penal Code); adding Section 18a, Article I, Texas Liquor Control Act, as amended (Article 666-1, et seq., Vernon's Texas Penal Code); and declaring an emergency.
SB 900 Author: Sherman, Max
Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the local fund assignment of certain school districts for support of the Foundation School Program and definition and extent of "state university-owned land"; amending Subsection (b), Section 16.76, Texas Education Code, as amended; and declaring an emergency.
SB 901 Author: Sherman, Max
Last Action: Reported favorably
Caption: Establishing a laboratory of Texas Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Laboratory to be located by the Board of Directors of The Texas A&M University System in Randall County on the land made available to or acquired by the Board; authorizing the equipping of the laboratory building and related animal building; appropriating funds therefor; and declaring an emergency.
SB 910 Author: Sherman, Max
Last Action: Reported favorably
Caption: Appropriating funds to the Texas State Historical Survey Committee out of the General Revenue Fund for certain archaeological salvage work.
SB 938 Author: Sherman, Max
Last Action: Reported favorably as amended
Caption: Relating to the organization, powers, operations, regulation, and liquidation of credit unions and certain prohibited acts, penalties, and sanctions.
SB 940 Author: Sherman, Max
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Education
Caption: Relating to the education of exceptional children in private schools.
SB 956 Author: Sherman, Max
Last Action: Sent to Calendar Committee
Caption: Abolishing the office of county school superintendent in Wheeler County and transferring duties to county judge.
SB 957 Author: Sherman, Max
Last Action: Committee hearing date
Caption: Authorizing trust institutions to invest trust funds in shares of fiduciary investment companies; to prescribe limitations for such investments; to establish the standards for fiduciary investment companies to qualify them for such investments; to define the powers of Banking Commissioner of Texas under this Act; and for other purposes.
SB 958 Author: Sherman, Max
Last Action: Committee hearing date
Caption: Relating to preference in use of water.
SB 959 Author: Sherman, Max
Last Action: Sent to Calendar Committee
Caption: Providing that holders of permits, certified filings, and certificates of adjudication shall obtain authority from the Texas Water Rights Commission to change or alter a water right; providing that the Texas Water Rights Commission shall promulgate rules to effectuate provisions of this Act; providing for repeal of inconsistent Acts.
SB 960 Author: Sherman, Max
Last Action: Sent to Calendar Committee
Caption: Providing for the cancellation in whole or in part of certificates of adjudication by the Texas Water Rights Commission in the same manner as permits and certified filing; providing for the definition of "certificate of adjudication"; providing for the general principle of cancellation of certificates of adjudication, the initiation of proceedings, notice, and hearing thereof; providing for certain findings to be made by the commission and action to be taken; allowing a holder of a permit, certified filing, or certificate of adjudication to retain a reservoir for domestic, livestock, and recreational purposes to the extent that he has conservation storage; exempting those certified filings held by cities to the extent that such filing allows diversion for municipal purposes; declaring that the failure to initiate proceedings to cancel shall not validate or enhance a certified filing, permit, or certificate of adjudication and requiring a five-year lapse between cancellation proceedings against a particular water right; repealing all conflicting laws and providing a savings clause.
SB 965 Author: Sherman, Max
Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the appointment of the Board of Regents of West Texas State University.
SB 990 Author: Sherman, Max
Last Action: Referred to Committee on State Affairs
Caption: Relating to the corporate franchise tax.
SB 994 Author: Sherman, Max
Last Action: Senate conference committee appointed
Caption: Relating to the duty of the Railroad Commission of Texas to protect the rights and interests of the consuming and purchasing public of Liquefied Petroleum Gas products in the production, manufacture, distribution and sale of such products for the geographical area where produced and manufactured; providing for hearings; prescribing the relationship of this Act to existing laws and regulations.
SJR 2 Author: Sherman, Max
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Jurisprudence
Caption: Amending the Texas Constitution to provide for merit selection of justices of the supreme court and judges of courts of appeals; creating a Judicial Nominating Commission; establishing terms of office for all judges; and authorizing the legislature to provide for merit selection of judges of the district courts and county courts.
SJR 19 Author: Sherman, Max
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Rules
Caption: Proposing an amendment of the Texas Constitution to provide for the creation and administration of a nonpartisan commission to prescribe and regulate legislative salaries, expenses, and allowances; and making a conforming amendment.
SR 69 Author: Sherman, Max
Caption: Memorial Resolution for Lee T. Bivins.
SR 812 Author: Sherman, Max | et. al.
Caption: Requesting Senate Natural Resource Committee and Citizens' Advisory Council to distribute information of existing state programs to benefit local governments and private citizens regarding proper development of water resources.
SR 881 Author: Sherman, Max
Caption: Instructing the Senate Natural Resources Committee to study the energy situation.
SR 891 Author: Sherman, Max
Caption: Commending Texas Rural Development Commission.
62nd Regular Session
SB 178 Author: Sherman, Max
Caption: Relating to the status of retired judges as judicial officers
SB 179 Author: Sherman, Max
Caption: Relating to the Juvenile Board in Potter County.
SB 180 Author: Sherman, Max
Caption: Relating to the creation of the constitutional office of Criminal District Attorney of Deaf Smith County and abolishing the office of county attorney of that county.
SB 181 Author: Sherman, Max
Caption: Relating to providing for the appointment by the District Judge of the 69th Judicial District, composed of the counties of Dalam, Deaf Smith, Hartley, Moore, Oldham and Sherman, of an official shorthand reporter for the judicial district.
SB 217 Author: Sherman, Max
Caption: Relating to the creation of a Juvenile Board for Deaf Smith County.
SB 309 Author: Sherman, Max
Caption: Relating to providing for the appointment by the District Judge of the 84th Judicial District of Texas, composed of the Counties of Hansford, Hutchinson, and Ochiltree, of an official shorthand reporter for such judicial district.
SB 310 Author: Sherman, Max
Caption: Relating to the maximum salaries of elected officials and county employees in certain counties.
SB 311 Author: Sherman, Max
Caption: Relating to authorizing the commissioners court in certain counties to fix the compensation of all chief deputies, deputies, assistants, clerks, and secretaries of the county officials in such county, except assistant county attorneys, providing a maximum compensation for each such chief deputy, deputy, assistant, clerk, or secretary.
SB 312 Author: Sherman, Max
Caption: Relating to the employment and salaries of the county attorney and assistant county attorneys and investigators, county judges and judges of the county courts at law in certain counties.
SB 313 Author: Sherman, Max
Caption: Relating to the issuance and sale of revenue bonds as special obligations of the hospital district of the City of Amarillo for the purpose of providing funds for the acquisition, purchase, construction, repair, renovation, improvement, enlargement or equipping of hospital facilities.
SB 323 Author: Sherman, Max
Caption: Relating to providing for the creation of the Deaf Smith County Hospital District over all of Deaf Smith County, Texas.
SB 326 Author: Sherman, Max | et. al.
Caption: Relating to the creation, powers, duties, and procedures of a Catastrophe Property Insurance Pool.
SB 395 Author: Sherman, Max
Caption: Relating to providing for a hospital district over all of Commissioners' Precinct No. 3 of Randall County, Texas.
SB 465 Author: Sherman, Max
Caption: Relating to authorizing the Banking Commissioner of Texas, with the approval of a majority of the Finance Commission and the Governor of Texas, to proclaim a financial moratorium for and to invoke a uniform limitation on withdrawal of deposits from all banks within the State and providing penalties for failure to comply with the Commissioner's proclamation.
SB 466 Author: Sherman, Max
Caption: Relating to enumerating days declared to be legal holidays for banking purposes on which each bank or trust company in Texas shall remain closed and providing such days shall be neither business days nor banking days under the laws of this State and the United States and any act authorized, required or permitted to be performed at or by any bank or trust company may be performed on the next succeeding business day and no liability or loss of right of any kind shall result therefrom to any bank or trust company.
SB 700 Author: Sherman, Max
Caption: Relating to changing the penalties for violation of the Water Well Drillers Act from misdemeanors to civil penalties of not to exceed $1,000 per day for each and every day and each and every act.
SB 701 Author: Sherman, Max
Caption: Relating to providing changes in the methods for appeal from the Water Well Drillers Board to the Courts of Travis County, Texas.
SB 702 Author: Sherman, Max
Caption: Relating to authorizing the Parks and Wildlife Department to execute deeds to exchange portions of certain sections to Palo Duro State Park for adjoining real property.
SB 706 Author: Sherman, Max
Caption: Relating to the open season for quail in Collingsworth County.
SB 733 Author: Sherman, Max
Caption: Relating to amending Revised Civil Statutes of Texas of 1925, adding a new section defining what constitutes the time of the inception of certain liens.
SB 885 Author: Sherman, Max
Caption: Relating to establishing a procedure in condemnation proceedings should the plaintiff desire to enter upon and take possession of the property sought to be condemned, pending litigation, to provide for the depositing of a surety bond in lieu of an amount equal to the amount of damages awarded by the special commissioners in an eminent domain proceeding, such bond to be conditioned so as to secure all damages in excess of the award of the special commissioners that may be awarded or adjudged against the condemnor.
SB 914 Author: Sherman, Max
Caption: Relating to exempting from taxation certain property owned by nonprofit corporations and used for promotion of aquatic sports.
SB 944 Author: Sherman, Max
Caption: Relating to establishing certain rights, duties, and remedies of residential landlords and tenants in regard to tenants' security deposits.
SB 955 Author: Sherman, Max
Caption: Relating to providing that certain bonds or obligations, when the United States Government or any agency thereof guarantees payment, are authorized security for all public deposits and lawful investments for certain entities.
SR 326 Author: Sherman, Max
Caption: Extending congratulations to R. G. Mills on his selection as Amarillo's Man of the Year for 1970.
SR 566 Author: Sherman, Max
Caption: In memory of Frank Kimbrough.
SR 643 Author: Sherman, Max
Caption: Extending congratulations to Ms Janie H. Shinn.
SR 695 Author: Sherman, Max
Caption: Extending commendation to Gary Hedgecoke and Jack Hall.
SR 729 Author: Sherman, Max | et. al.
Caption: Extending commendation to Texas Department of Public Safety.
SR 759 Author: Sherman, Max | et. al.
Caption: Extending contratulations to Gus and Donna Mutcher on the birth of their son.
SR 833 Author: Sherman, Max
Caption: Extending commendation to Spearman High School Girls Basketball team, Class AA Champions.
SR 876 Author: Sherman, Max
Caption: Extending congratulations to Claude High School Girls Basketball team, Class A State Championship.
SR 1020 Author: Sherman, Max
Caption: In memory of Asa Willis.
SR 1021 Author: Sherman, Max
Caption: Recognizing outstanding success of the 1970-1971 Canyon High School Varsity Girls Basketball Team.
SR 1043 Author: Sherman, Max
Caption: Recognizing the distinguished Artist Tenkei Tachibana of Japan for his outstanding service in furthering good relations between his country and the State of Texas.
SR 1050 Author: Sherman, Max
Caption: Extending congratulations to Dumas High School Varsity Basketball team.
SR 1125 Author: Sherman, Max
Caption: Extending welcome and commendation for their accomplishments and contributions in music to the Pampa High School Choir.
SR 1159 Author: Sherman, Max
Caption: Extending welcome to Perryton High School Band.
SR 1168 Author: Sherman, Max
Caption: Providing for the appointment of an Interim Committee on Texas Population Distribution to be appointed by the Lieutenant Governor.
SR 1415 Author: Sherman, Max
Caption: Extending congratulations to Miss Brenda Box, named first runner-up in the 20th annual Miss USA Beauty Pageant.
SR 1416 Author: Sherman, Max
Caption: Extending congratulations to the Ochiltree Soil and Water Conservation District on being chosen the Outstanding Soil and Water Conservation District in Texas.
SR 1417 Author: Sherman, Max
Caption: Extending congratulations to Miss Clara T. Hammond for the excellent work she has done in compiling the book "Amarillo".
62nd 1st Called Session
SR 16 Author: Sherman, Max
Caption: In memory of James Henry Sears.
62nd 2nd Called Session
SCR 5 Author: Sherman, Max
Caption: Extending congratulations to Senator Jack Hightower on his elevation to Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of Texas.
SR 117 Author: Sherman, Max
Caption: Extending best wishes to H.M. Baggerly for a speedy recovery.
SR 119 Author: Sherman, Max
Caption: Extending congratulations to 1972 Claude High School Mustangettes.
SR 120 Author: Sherman, Max
Caption: Commending Lynxettes of Spearman High School for a notable 1971-72 basketball season.
SR 121 Author: Sherman, Max
Caption: Extending congratulations to Canyon Eaglette Varsity basketall team.
62nd 3rd Called Session
SR 28 Author: Sherman, Max
Caption: Extending congratulations to Gruver High School Girls Track Team.