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Legislation authored by Ben Z. Grant

Includes legislation with Ben Z. Grant as the primary author for the 34th through 66th Legislatures. For other types of authorship, search the Legislative Archive System. Author information is not complete for the 43rd through 45th Legislatures or for sessions prior to the 34th.

66th Regular Session
HB 29 Author: Grant, Ben Z.
Last Action: Scheduled for future calendar placement
Caption: Relating to modification of court orders appointing a managing conservator in a suit affecting the parent-child relationship.
HB 30 Author: Grant, Ben Z.
Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to venue in certain tort actions.
HB 31 Author: Grant, Ben Z.
Last Action: Effective on . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Caption: Relating to compensation from the state for for each of the district attorneys for the 2nd, 3rd, 9th, 12th, 21st, 26th, 27th, 30th, 36th, 38th, 39th, 43rd, 51st, 52nd, 63rd, 66th, 75th, 76th, 81st, 105th, 106th, 118th, 119th, 143rd, 145th, 155th, 159th, 196th, 198th, 220th, and 235th Judicial Districts, the criminal district attorney in each of the counties of Bastrop, Bexar, Brazoria, Fort Bend, Galveston, Gregg, Harrison, Hays, Hidalgo, Kaufman, McLennan, Navarro, Randall, Rockwall, Smith, Tarrant, Taylor, Van Zandt, Walker, and Wood, the county attorney performing the duties of the district attorney in each of the counties of Cameron, Castro, Fannin, Freestone, Grayson, Limestone, Ochiltree, Rusk, and Willacy, and the county attorney of criminal district attorney, as the case may be, of Denton County; relating to staffs equipment, and expenses; prohibiting the practice of law; and conforming other laws.
HB 32 Author: Grant, Ben Z.
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Criminal Jurisprudence
Caption: Relating to the establishment, jurisdiction, and operation of municipal courts of record in the incorporated cities, towns, and villages in this state; prescribing the appeals from a municipal court of record; conforming the jursidiction of other courts to the municipal court of record.
HB 33 Author: Grant, Ben Z.
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Judicial Affairs
Caption: Relating to the appointment, duties and staff of presiding judges of the administrative judicial districts, the duties of the chief justice of the supreme court.
HB 34 Author: Grant, Ben Z.
Last Action: Scheduled for public hearing on . . . . . .
Caption: Relating to the office of bailiff of each district court and statutory county court.
HB 35 Author: Grant, Ben Z.
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Liquor Regulation
Caption: Relating to warning labels on alcoholic beverage containers.
HB 117 Author: Grant, Ben Z.
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Judiciary
Caption: Relating to the number of trial jurors in district court.
HB 118 Author: Grant, Ben Z.
Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to administrative aides for district judges.
HB 119 Author: Grant, Ben Z.
Last Action: Referred to Committee on State Affairs
Caption: Relating to the accessibility of information held by certain governmental bodies.
HB 321 Author: Grant, Ben Z.
Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to civil and criminal sanctions against persons who drive while intoxicated or under the influence of alcohol.
HB 322 Author: Grant, Ben Z.
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Insurance
Caption: Relating to irrevocable prepaid burial contracts.
HB 323 Author: Grant, Ben Z.
Last Action: Considered by subcommittee in formal meeting
Caption: Relating to the codification and clarification of the Texas law of nontestamentary transfers.
HB 324 Author: Grant, Ben Z.
Last Action: Referred to Subcommittee on Utilities Legislation
Caption: Relating to the joint use of an existing easement under certain circumstances by a utility with the power of eminent domain.
HB 325 Author: Grant, Ben Z.
Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to the applicability of laws prohibiting driving while intoxicated or under the influence of alcohol.
HB 326 Author: Grant, Ben Z.
Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to limitations on the number of personnel employed by certain state agencies, departments, or institutions.
HB 327 Author: Grant, Ben Z.
Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to pre-sentence investigations of the defendant in certain felony cases.
HB 328 Author: Grant, Ben Z.
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Transportation
Caption: Relating to license plates for disabled persons.
HB 329 Author: Grant, Ben Z.
Last Action: Effective on . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Caption: Relating to the clarification, revision, and amendment of the Texas Probate Code.
HB 332 Author: Grant, Ben Z.
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Business and Industry
Caption: Relating to regulation of franchises.
HB 343 Author: Grant, Ben Z.
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Judiciary
Caption: Relating to the jurisdiction of the justice court and the small claims court.
HB 379 Author: Grant, Ben Z.
Last Action: Scheduled for future calendar placement
Caption: Relating to regional programs and grants for the treatment and prevention of alcoholism.
HB 399 Author: Grant, Ben Z.
Last Action: Ordered not printed
Caption: Relating to the certification of court reporters and the regulation of shorthand reporting for use in litigation.
HB 649 Author: Grant, Ben Z.
Last Action: Considered by committee in public hearing
Caption: Relating to regulation of the practice of professional nursing.
HB 811 Author: Grant, Ben Z.
Last Action: Scheduled for future calendar placement
Caption: Relating to the compensation of presiding judges of administrative judicial districts.
HB 812 Author: Grant, Ben Z.
Last Action: Referred to Committee on State Affairs
Caption: Relating to former officers or employees of state agencies who represent other persons before the agencies.
HB 813 Author: Grant, Ben Z.
Last Action: Considered by committee in public hearing
Caption: Relating to appeals from certain interlocutory orders in class action suits.
HB 814 Author: Grant, Ben Z.
Last Action: Considered by subcommittee in formal meeting
Caption: Relating to clerical assistance for presiding judges of administrative judicial districts.
HB 815 Author: Grant, Ben Z.
Last Action: Scheduled for future calendar placement
Caption: Relating to the compensation of judges who hold court outside their own districts and their own counties.
HB 816 Author: Grant, Ben Z.
Last Action: Scheduled for future calendar placement
Caption: Relating to a support personnel allowance for district judges.
HB 866 Author: Grant, Ben Z.
Last Action: Considered by committee in public hearing
Caption: Relating to the name, membership, and duties of the Texas Prosecutors Coordinating Council and the suspension or removal of a prosecuting attorney; providing for a prosecuting attorney pro tempore.
HB 967 Author: Grant, Ben Z.
Last Action: Effective on . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Caption: Relating to juvenile jurisdiction of district, county, and statutory courts.
HB 1133 Author: Grant, Ben Z.
Last Action: Reported from subcommittee favorably without amendments
Caption: Relating to refunds of taxes paid to the comptroller of public accounts and the right to bring court actions for tax refunds.
HB 1172 Author: Grant, Ben Z.
Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to the acquisition of a bank by another bank or a bank holding company.
HB 1281 Author: Grant, Ben Z.
Last Action: Laid on the table subject to call
Caption: Relating to the Texas Judicial Council and its membership.
HB 1282 Author: Grant, Ben Z.
Last Action: Considered by subcommittee in formal meeting
Caption: Relating to the establishment of a state program for compensate of certain victims of crime.
HB 1283 Author: Grant, Ben Z.
Last Action: Scheduled for future calendar placement
Caption: Relating to death benefits paid to survivors of members of the Judicial Retirement System.
HB 1284 Author: Grant, Ben Z.
Last Action: Laid on the table subject to call
Caption: To provide for survivorship annuities for certain persons who are members of retirement programs administered by the Board of Trustees of the Employees Retirement System; and declaring an emergency.
HB 1533 Author: Grant, Ben Z.
Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to public membership on the governing board of state agencies.
HB 1587 Author: Grant, Ben Z.
Last Action: Effective on . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Caption: Relating to hunting blinds for the taking of waterfowl on or near Caddo Lake.
HB 1709 Author: Grant, Ben Z.
Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to period of limitations on certain actions to recover interest in real property which has been judicially partitioned.
HB 1948 Author: Grant, Ben Z.
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Natural Resources
Caption: Relating to number of directors required for actions and meetings of Cypress Valley Navigation District.
HCR 3 Author: Grant, Ben Z.
Last Action: Referred to Committee on State Affairs
Caption: Memorializing Congress about slow IRS processing of estate returns.
HCR 6 Author: Grant, Ben Z.
Last Action: Signed by the Governor
Caption: Inviting the Chief Justice to address a joint session of the House and the Senate.
HCR 109 Author: Grant, Ben Z.
Last Action: Scheduled for future calendar placement
Caption: Granting permission to The Lincoln National Life Insurance Company to sue the state.
HCR 192 Author: Grant, Ben Z.
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Administration
Caption: Granting Mary Lee Borden permission to sue the State.
HCR 193 Author: Grant, Ben Z.
Last Action: Signed by the Governor
Caption: Urging the U.S. Congress to repeal Section 1023 of the Internal Revenue Code.
HJR 16 Author: Grant, Ben Z.
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Constitutional Amendments
Caption: Amending the constitution to authorize the legislature to provide for juries in the district court.
HJR 17 Author: Grant, Ben Z.
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Constitutional Amendments
Caption: Proposing amendments to the Texas Constitution to change the name of the Courts of Civil Appeals to Courts of Appeals and to prescribe their jurisdiction.
HJR 33 Author: Grant, Ben Z.
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Constitutional Amendments
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment to change the names and qualifications of the justices of the Supreme Court, and to prescribe the jurisdiction and authority of the appellate courts.
HJR 34 Author: Grant, Ben Z.
Last Action: Removed from local and uncontested calendar
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment relating to the membership of the State Commission on Judicial Conduct and the authority to reprimand, censure, or prohibit future judicial office or assignment of retired and former judges.
HJR 40 Author: Grant, Ben Z.
Last Action: Coauthor authorized
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment to create a commission to provide for congressional and legislative redistricting.
HJR 48 Author: Grant, Ben Z.
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Constitutional Amendments
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment to limit the number of times that a person may be elected to the office of governor.
65th Regular Session
HB 454 Author: Grant, Ben Z.
Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Defining, prohibiting, and providing a penalty for unethical practices by insurance adjusters.
HB 455 Author: Grant, Ben Z.
Last Action: Effective in 90 days
Caption: Relating to the term "workmen's compensation" as used in the laws of this state.
HB 456 Author: Grant, Ben Z.
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Judicial Affairs
Caption: Relating to the creation, administration, powers, and duties of the Office of Court Administration of the Texas Judicial System; providing for the promulgation of rules by the Supreme Court.
HB 457 Author: Grant, Ben Z.
Last Action: Considered by committee in public hearing
Caption: Relating to appointment, removal, staff, meetings, and duties of presiding judges of the administrative districts and the meetings and duties of district judges.
HB 458 Author: Grant, Ben Z.
Last Action: Tabled
Caption: Relating to circumstances under which lighted lamps are required on vehicles.
HB 459 Author: Grant, Ben Z.
Last Action: Effective in 90 days
Caption: Relating to restricting driving privileges to occupational, rehabilitation, or educational purposes after suspension of a driver's license.
HB 460 Author: Grant, Ben Z.
Last Action: Referred to Subcommittee on Senior Institutions
Caption: Relating to exempting certain veterans from the payment of tuition at state-supported institutions of higher education.
HB 482 Author: Grant, Ben Z.
Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to the establishment, jurisdiction, and operation of municipal courts of record in incorporated cities, towns, and villages in this state and providing for municipal judges and other personnel of the courts; prescribing the appeals from a municipal court of record; conforming the jurisdiction of other courts to the municipal court of record.
HB 483 Author: Grant, Ben Z.
Last Action: Considered by subcommittee in formal meeting
Caption: Relating to workmen's compensation; providing for maximum and minimum weekly worker's compensation benefits; requiring an insurer to notify employers of claims filed; granting an employer the right to appear and testify at hearing; establishing an investigative division in the Industrial Accident Board.
HB 484 Author: Grant, Ben Z.
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Appropriations
Caption: Making a supplemental appropriation to the Central Education Agency.
HB 485 Author: Grant, Ben Z.
Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to control by the appellate court of extensions of time for appeals of criminal cases.
HB 486 Author: Grant, Ben Z.
Last Action: Considered by committee in public hearing
Caption: Relating to compensation from the state for district attorneys and their staffs and expenses supplied by the county; prohibiting the practice of law.
HB 594 Author: Grant, Ben Z.
Last Action: Coauthor authorized
Caption: Relating to registered nurses and the practice of professional nursing; defining terms; providing for the regulation of registered nurses and the practice of professional nursing; establishing the Texas Board for Professional Nursing and providing for its composition, funding, organization, operation, powers, duties, and responsibilities in carrying out the provisions of the Professional Nursing Practice Act; providing for professional nursing standards of education, competence, and ethical conduct necessary to assure the public health, safety, and welfare; providing for licensing, specialty certification, and continuing professional nursing education; prohibiting certain acts and conduct; providing for specific terms of professional identification for professional nurses; making special provisions for professional nurses licensed on the effective date of this Act; making certain exceptions to application of the Act; revising all laws pertaining to the licensing regulation of professional nurses and professional nursing; providing certain penalties and enforcement procedures.
HB 652 Author: Grant, Ben Z.
Last Action: Referred to Committee on State Affairs
Caption: Relating to the abolition and reissuance of state agency forms.
HB 699 Author: Grant, Ben Z.
Last Action: Effective in 90 days
Caption: Relating to the compensation of the auditor of Rusk County.
HB 828 Author: Grant, Ben Z.
Last Action: Effective in 90 days
Caption: Relating to the delivery of a State of the judiciary message by the chief justice of the supreme court.
HB 829 Author: Grant, Ben Z.
Last Action: Considered by committee in public hearing
Caption: Relating to venue in certain tort actions.
HB 922 Author: Grant, Ben Z.
Last Action: Considered by subcommittee in formal meeting
Caption: Relating to the amount that a retailer under teh Limited Sales, Excise and Use Tax Act is entitled to deduct from tax payments to the comptroller as reimbursement for collection of the state tax if those collections are paid to the state when due is payable.
HB 945 Author: Grant, Ben Z.
Last Action: Effective in 90 days
Caption: Relating to the method of execution of convicts sentenced to death.
HB 1009 Author: Grant, Ben Z.
Last Action: Considered by committee in public hearing
Caption: Relating to the safety of persons engaged in activities in proximity to high voltage electric lines.
HB 1010 Author: Grant, Ben Z.
Last Action: Assigned to General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to the parent-child relationship and suits affecting the parent-child relationship.
HB 1020 Author: Grant, Ben Z.
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Natural Resources
Caption: Relating to exclusion of nonprofit corporations created to supply water or sewer services from the definition of public utility.
HB 1025 Author: Grant, Ben Z.
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Health and Welfare
Caption: Relating to tampering with records of a health care provider; fixing a penalty; and declaring an emergency.
HB 1190 Author: Grant, Ben Z.
Last Action: Reported from subcommittee favorably without amendments
Caption: Relating to the suspension of driver's licenses and the probation of sentences for persons convicted of driving while intoxicated.
HB 1191 Author: Grant, Ben Z.
Last Action: Considered by committee in public hearing
Caption: Relating to procedures for the judicial determination of the validity of a will prior to the death of the testator; amending the Texas Probate Code.
HB 1192 Author: Grant, Ben Z.
Last Action: Laid on the table subject to call
Caption: Relating to the creation, membership, powers, and duties of the Texas Prosecuting Coordinating Council; providing for the reprimand, disqualification, and removal of prosecuting attorneys under certain circumstances.
HB 1199 Author: Grant, Ben Z.
Last Action: Referred to Committee on State Affairs
Caption: Relating to the malpractice liability of various licensed professionals.
HB 1280 Author: Grant, Ben Z.
Last Action: Effective in 90 days
Caption: Relating to the bailiff of the County Court of Harrison County.
HB 1311 Author: Grant, Ben Z.
Last Action: Effective in 90 days
Caption: Relating to the compensation of juvenile board members in Harrison and Rusk counties and the juvelille officer in Rusk county.
HB 1388 Author: Grant, Ben Z.
Last Action: Referred to Committee on State Affairs
Caption: Relating to the malpractice liability of various licensed professionals.
HB 1423 Author: Grant, Ben Z.
Last Action: Considered by committee in public hearing
Caption: Relating to replacement of the special juvenile courts of Harris and Dallas counties and functioning domestic relations courts in the state with district court of general jurisdiction; repealing the laws creating and providing for the replaced courts.
HB 1450 Author: Grant, Ben Z.
Last Action: Considered by committee in public hearing
Caption: Relating to the marriage relationship and suits affecting the marriage relationship.
HB 1451 Author: Grant, Ben Z.
Last Action: Referred to Subcommittee on Judicial Districts
Caption: Relating to compensation from the State for certain prosecutors and their staffs and equipment and expenses supplied by the county; prohibiting the practice of law.
HB 1453 Author: Grant, Ben Z.
Last Action: Effective in 90 days
Caption: Relating to regional jails and to the location of certain county buildings.
HB 1511 Author: Grant, Ben Z.
Last Action: Reported from subcommittee favorably without amendments
Caption: Relating to the accessibility of information held by certain governmental bodies.
HB 1541 Author: Grant, Ben Z.
Last Action: Considered by subcommittee in formal meeting
Caption: Relating to the confidentiality of workmen's compensation claim files.
HB 1754 Author: Grant, Ben Z.
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Criminal Jurisprudence
Caption: Relating to the definition of gambling paraphernalia; and declaring an emergency.
HB 1792 Author: Grant, Ben Z.
Last Action: Effective in 90 days
Caption: Relating to workmen's compensation law.
HB 1793 Author: Grant, Ben Z.
Last Action: Effective on . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Caption: Relating to workmen's compensation law.
HB 1830 Author: Grant, Ben Z.
Last Action: Effective in 90 days
Caption: Relating to a period of limitations on actions to recover real property sold at a tax sale.
HCR 18 Author: Grant, Ben Z.
Last Action: Signed by the Governor
Caption: Making chili the official "Texas State Dish."
HCR 21 Author: Grant, Ben Z.
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Judiciary
Caption: Memorializing Congress to prohibit federal preemption of state workmen's compensation programs.
HCR 34 Author: Grant, Ben Z.
Last Action: Reported from committee favorably
Caption: Memorializing Congress to prohibit federal preemption of workmen's compensation programs.
HCR 81 Author: Grant, Ben Z.
Last Action: Signed by the Governor
Caption: Recognizing and honoring Marshall, Texas -- All American City in 1976.
HCR 126 Author: Grant, Ben Z.
Last Action: Signed by the Governor
Caption: Granting Southwestern Construction Company permission to sue the state and the Board of Regents of the University of Texas System.
HJR 55 Author: Grant, Ben Z.
Last Action: Considered by committee in public hearing
Caption: Proposing amendments to the Texas Constitution to change the name of the Courts of Civil Appeals to Courts of Appeals and to prescribe their jurisdiction.
HR 16 Author: Grant, Ben Z.
Caption: In memory of former Representative Wade Pope Lane.
HR 17 Author: Grant, Ben Z.
Caption: Congratulating Judge J. C. Gladney.
HR 18 Author: Grant, Ben Z.
Caption: Relating to memorializing Congress to allow workmen's compensation programs to remain under state direction.
HR 78 Author: Grant, Ben Z.
Caption: Relating to directing the House Committee on Health and Welfare to study the licensing and regulation of the nursing profession.
HR 103 Author: Grant, Ben Z.
Caption: Relating to authorizing the Committee on Judiciary to study certain matters of judiciary and civil laws.
65th 1st Called Session
HB 8 Author: Grant, Ben Z.
Last Action: Filed
Caption: Relating to state payment of federal social security contributions required of judges paid by the state.
HR 12 Author: Grant, Ben Z.
Caption: In memory of the Honorable Tom C. Clark.
64th Regular Session
HB 205 Author: Grant, Ben Z.
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Judiciary
Caption: Relating to the interest rate on certain workmen's compensation benefits.
HB 206 Author: Grant, Ben Z.
Last Action: Reported from subcommittee unfavorably
Caption: Relating to special license plates for the members of the Texas National Guard.
HB 207 Author: Grant, Ben Z.
Last Action: Effective in 90 days
Caption: Relating to procedure for objecting to court's charge to the jury.
HB 270 Author: Grant, Ben Z.
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Criminal Jurisprudence
Caption: Relating to control by appellate court of extensions of time for appeals of criminal cases.
HB 430 Author: Grant, Ben Z.
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Judicial Affairs
Caption: Renaming the Texas Civil Judicial Council the Texas Judicial Council; relating to the Council's purposes and duties.
HB 495 Author: Grant, Ben Z.
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Intergovernmental Relations
Caption: Relating to creation of the constitutional office of Criminal District Attorney of Rusk County; abolishing the office of County Attorney of Rusk County.
HB 547 Author: Grant, Ben Z.
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Elections
Caption: Lowering the required minimum number of registered voters in a county election precinct.
HB 707 Author: Grant, Ben Z.
Last Action: Effective in 90 days
Caption: Relating to the prohibition of the appointment or service of convicted felons as peace officers.
HB 779 Author: Grant, Ben Z.
Last Action: Referred to Committee on State Affairs
Caption: Relating to the term of office of the state auditor.
HB 858 Author: Grant, Ben Z.
Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to the membership of the Rusk County Juvenile Board.
HB 901 Author: Grant, Ben Z.
Last Action: Reported from committee with substitute
Caption: Providing Public Agencies and exemption from taxes imposed on motor fuel, diesel, and liquefied gas; allowing refunds for taxes paid.
HB 903 Author: Grant, Ben Z.
Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to the suspension of drivers licenses and the probation of sentences for persons convicted of driving while intoxicated.
HB 969 Author: Grant, Ben Z.
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Criminal Jurisprudence
Caption: Relating to the peremptory disqualification of a judge.
HB 970 Author: Grant, Ben Z.
Last Action: Vetoed by the Governor
Caption: Relating to the disqualification of a district judge in a civil action or pretrial hearing; providing the number of motions, eligible parties, and procedure for establishing the bias, prejudice, relationship, previous counsel, or interest of a district judge, providing for the assignment of some other judge; limiting the number of judges disqualified and the granting of continuances.
HB 1023 Author: Grant, Ben Z.
Last Action: Effective in 90 days
Caption: Relating to the compensation of the Criminal District Attorney of Harrison County.
HB 1076 Author: Grant, Ben Z.
Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to compensation for secretaries of district, county, and precinct officers.
HB 1255 Author: Grant, Ben Z.
Last Action: Reported from committee favorably with amendments
Caption: Relating to the procedures applicable to the State Board of Control in obtaining rental space for state agencies and departments.
HB 1727 Author: Grant, Ben Z.
Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to the appointment and compensation of a bailiff and a docket coordinator by the district courts.
HB 1728 Author: Grant, Ben Z.
Last Action: Considered by committee in public hearing
Caption: Relating to interchangable juries in counties in which two district courts have jurisdiction.
HB 1866 Author: Grant, Ben Z.
Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to the safety of persons engaged in activities in proximity of high voltage electric lines; restrictions.
HB 1995 Author: Grant, Ben Z.
Last Action: Reported from committee favorably without amendments
Caption: Relating to adoption of a Uniform Municipal Traffic Ordinance for incorporated cities or towns in this state by local option election; providing penalties.
HB 1996 Author: Grant, Ben Z.
Last Action: Tabled
Caption: Relating to the establishment, jurisdiction, and operation of municipal courts of record in the incorporated cities, towns, and villages in this state and providing for municipal judges and other personnel of the courts; prescribing the appeals from a municipal court of record; conforming the jurisdiction of other courts to the municipal court of record.
HB 2148 Author: Grant, Ben Z.
Last Action: Referred to Committee on State Affairs
Caption: Relating to the compensation of peace officers; relating to the Commission on Law Enforcement Officer Standards and Education and requisites for appointment and certification of peace officers.
HB 2187 Author: Grant, Ben Z.
Last Action: Referred to Subcommittee on Wildlife Preservation
Caption: Relating to the tagging, inspection, and operation of certain fishing devices; providing a penalty; permitting the seizure of devices used unlawfully.
HCR 68 Author: Grant, Ben Z.
Last Action: Signed by Governor
Caption: Granting permission to C.M. Lingle Company to sue the state.
HJR 72 Author: Grant, Ben Z.
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Constitutional Revision
Caption: Relating to vesting criminal jurisdiction in the present courts to courts of civil appeals.
HJR 100 Author: Grant, Ben Z.
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Constitutional Revision
Caption: Relating to vesting criminal jurisidction in the present courts to courts of civil appeals.
HR 20 Author: Grant, Ben Z.
Caption: Relating to providing additional operating expenses for new members of the House.
HR 130 Author: Grant, Ben Z.
Caption: Relating to the use of acronyms or abbreviations for the names of state government agencies, departments, commissions and boards.
HR 147 Author: Grant, Ben Z.
Caption: Relating to certain interim studies by the Judiciary Committee concerning the courts.
HR 158 Author: Grant, Ben Z.
Caption: Commending Russell "Rusty" Kelley.
HR 191 Author: Grant, Ben Z.
Caption: Directing the Legislative Budget Board to prepare an analysis of the fiscal implication which would attend ratification of each constitutional amendment to be submitted to voters in November.
63rd Regular Session
HB 120 Author: Grant, Ben Z.
Last Action: Signed by the Governor
Caption: Relating to qualifications and exemptions for jury service; amending Article 2133, Revised Civil Statutes of Texas, 1925, as amended; amending Article 2135, Revised Civil Statutes of Texas, 1925, as amended; and declaring an emergency.
HB 202 Author: Grant, Ben Z.
Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to the suspension of drivers licenses and the probation of sentences for persons convicted of driving while intoxicated.
HB 203 Author: Grant, Ben Z.
Last Action: Referred to Committee on State Affairs
Caption: Relating to eligibility requirements for notaries public.
HB 204 Author: Grant, Ben Z.
Last Action: Committee hearing notice posted
Caption: Relating to increasing the penalty for hunting at night.
HB 321 Author: Grant, Ben Z.
Last Action: Committee hearing date
Caption: Amending the employer's liability under the Texas Workmen's compensation law.
HB 411 Author: Grant, Ben Z.
Last Action: Signed by the Governor
Caption: Relating to regulation by the Board of Directors of the State Bar of certain prepaid legal services programs; providing for severability; setting an effective date; and declaring an emergency.
HB 616 Author: Grant, Ben Z.
Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to the transfer of certain persons convicted of a felony to the Texas Department of Corrections pending appeal of their convictions.
HB 617 Author: Grant, Ben Z.
Last Action: Signed by the Governor
Caption: Relating to the exemption from forced sale of a homestead, a lot held for purpose of sepulchre, or personal property.
HB 716 Author: Grant, Ben Z.
Last Action: Laid on the table subject to call
Caption: Relating to venue so as to provide that actions founded upon an obligation of the defendant for goods, services, loans, and extensions of credit intended primarily for personal, family, or household use must be brought in either the county in which the defendant signs the contract, or in the county in which the defendant resides at the commencement of the action; and declaring an emergency.
HB 1046 Author: Grant, Ben Z.
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Appropriations
Caption: Appropriating funds to the Coordinating Board, Texas College and University System, for allocation to a junior college to establish an occupational extension center; providing for the use of federal funds for the center.
HB 1047 Author: Grant, Ben Z.
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Judiciary
Caption: Invalidating certain provisions in a wholesale consignment agreement between a person or corporation and a consignment distributor of the person's or corporation's petroleum products.
HCR 47 Author: Grant, Ben Z.
Last Action: Signed by the Governor
Caption: Congratulating Wiley College on celebration of 100th anniversary.
HCR 49 Author: Grant, Ben Z.
Last Action: Referred to Committee on State Affairs
Caption: Declaring August 27, the anniversary of Lyndon Baines Johnson's birthday, a day for all public employees to observe by working with the same energy and determination that the late former president displayed in the service of his beloved state the entire nation.
HCR 50 Author: Grant, Ben Z.
Last Action: Referred to Committee on State Affairs
Caption: Regarding the use of the Texas Archives and Library Building.
HCR 58 Author: Grant, Ben Z.
Last Action: Signed by the Governor
Caption: In memory of Justice Matt Davis, distinguished attorney, judge, and servant of the people of Texas.
HCR 157 Author: Grant, Ben Z.
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Rules
Caption: Commemorate Overton, Texas, Centennial.
HJR 3 Author: Grant, Ben Z.
Last Action: Considered in public hearing
Caption: Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the State of Texas to provide for the merit selection of justices of the supreme court and judges of the 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.
HR 131 Author: Grant, Ben Z.
Caption: Encouraging the conservation of energy.
HR 133 Author: Grant, Ben Z.
Caption: Congratulating the City of Overton.
62nd Regular Session
HB 413 Author: Grant, Ben Z.
Caption: Relating to providing for the issuance by the State Highway Department of special license tags to certain disabled veteran owners of passenger motor vehicles.
HB 414 Author: Grant, Ben Z.
Caption: Relating to permitting the court, in certain criminal cases, to probate part of a sentence.
HB 733 Author: Grant, Ben Z. | et. al.
Caption: Relating to inclusion of kinds of radiation not presently covered by the Radiation Control Act of 1961, by generally substituting the term "radiation" for the frequent phrase "ionizing" radiation," used in the 1961 Act, and by defining "radiation," providing penalties.
HB 1086 Author: Grant, Ben Z.
Caption: Relating to repealing Act prohibiting guides from fishing in Harrison and Marion Counties.
HB 1087 Author: Grant, Ben Z.
Caption: Relating to laborer's, contractor's, and materialman's liens.
HB 1608 Author: Grant, Ben Z.
Caption: Relating to the office of bailiff of the 71st District Court.
HB 1643 Author: Grant, Ben Z.
Caption: Relating to the compensation of the criminal district attorney of Harrison County and his assistants.
HB 1841 Author: Grant, Ben Z.
Caption: Relating to the authority of the commissioners courts in certain counties to appoint special investigators on a contract basis.
HR 250 Author: Grant, Ben Z.
Caption: Naming James Moyer Allred Mascot of the House.
HR 475 Author: Grant, Ben Z. | et. al.
Caption: Commending Luke Robinson.