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Legislation authored by Mike McKinnon

Includes legislation with Mike McKinnon as the primary author for the 63rd through 64th Legislatures. For other types of authorship, search the Legislative Archive System.

64th Regular Session
SB 11 Last Action: 90 day bill
Caption: Relating to the day designated as Veterans Day.
SB 97 Last Action: Referred to Committee on Human Resources
Caption: Adapting and incorporating certain provisions of the Uniform Alcoholism and Intoxication Treatment Act into the Texas law relating to the Texas Commission on Alcoholism.
SB 223 Last Action: Reported from committee favorably
Caption: Relating to authorizing the Board of Directors of Texas A & I University to issue revenue bonds and to pledge student tuition to their repayment in order to finance capital improvements at institutions, centers, branches, and schools under the control of the board.
SB 275 Last Action: Rules failed to suspend
Caption: Relating to the disposition of funds collected or received by certain state agencies; stating extent of application of the Act; excepting certain funds.
SB 283 Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Reating to the dissolution of the Nueces County Fresh Water Supply District No. 1 of Nueces County.
SB 326 Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the abolishment of the Compensation Claim Board; repealing Article 75, Revised Civil Statutes of Texas, 1925.
SB 327 Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to judgments held by the state against insolvent persons.
SB 328 Last Action: Referred to Committee on State Affairs
Caption: Relating to the abolishment of the Burial Association Rate Board.
SB 329 Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to financial reports required of state institutions of higher education.
SB 330 Last Action: Referred to Committee on State Affairs
Caption: Relating to the exemptions in the Travel Regulations Act of 1959.
SB 331 Last Action: Referred to Committee on State Affairs
Caption: Relating to exemptions in the Position Classification Act of 1961.
SB 359 Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Authorizing advisory elections in connection with the issuance of revenue bonds by commissioners courts for and on behalf of certain hospital districts.
SB 396 Last Action: Reported from committee favorably without amendments
Caption: Relating to unemployment compensation claims and time for payment and adjustments, contributions, and elections of coverage by a political subdivision; relating to payments reimbursed to the state by the federal government.
SB 437 Last Action: 90 day bill
Caption: Relating to the establishment, organization, governance, administration, maintenance, operation, powers, duties, rights, privileges, functions, limitations, obligations, and financing of the Nueces River Authority; providing the applicability of other laws and the relation of the authority to other agencies; providing for bids on certain contracts; providing for levying of fees and charges and for the acceptance and use of funds; providing for the authority's bearing the expense of relocation of certain properties; providing procedures for the issuance of bonds and refunding bonds; providing for their terms and security; providing for taxing authority and for elections in connection with the levy of taxes and issuance of bonds and for their eligibility for investment and security for deposit of public funds; providing for judicial review; providing enforcement procedures and penalties for violations; providing transition provisions.
SB 606 Last Action: 90 day bill
Caption: Relating to the duty of labor unions to file reports with the secretary of state; providing the authority of the secretary of state to destroy previously filed reports.
SB 607 Last Action: Reported from committee favorably with amendments
Caption: Providing state financial support on a limited basis for instructional television services and equipment.
SB 608 Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to audits of river authorities.
SB 609 Last Action: Referred to Committee on Appropriations
Caption: Making a supplemental appropriation to Texas A&I University in Kingsville.
SB 610 Last Action: Referred to Committee on Economic Development
Caption: Relating to petroleum product franchises.
SB 653 Last Action: 90 day bill
Caption: Relating to authorizing commissioners courts of certain counties to purchase necessary equipment to regulate parking and enforce or contract to enforce parking regulations; authorizing enforcement by the sheriff's department; authorizing contract with the city in which the county seat is located for enforcement.
SB 685 Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the exploration, development, and production of geothermal energy and associated resources.
SB 787 Last Action: Referred to Subcommittee on Wildlife Preservation
Caption: Relating to providing an exception to the application of the The Uniform Wildlife Regulatory Act for Kenedy and Kleberg Counties.
SB 1003 Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Authorizing the Parks and Wildlife Department to charge entrance or gate fees at state parks and providing for disposition of such fees; exempting from such fees persons desiring to enter or to leave public beaches in such parks.
SB 1047 Last Action: 90 day bill
Caption: Relating to the conduct of elections, the qualifications for voting, and procedures and matters incidental to the holding of elections in this state; containing criminal penalties; relating to disqualifications for voting; relating to qualifications and requirements for voting; relating to absentee voting; relating to voting by former residents in presidential elections; relating to records of voting by persons lacking full voting rights; relating to placement of names of candidates on the official ballot for an election; relating to the order of party columns on the ballot; relating to the publication of notices on proposed consititutional amendments; relating to preparation of the returns where voting machines are used; relating to assistance to voters in preparing their ballots.
SB 1075 Last Action: Referred to Committee on Jurisprudence
Caption: Relating to a lien on real property to certain persons for the appraisal of real estate and provisions for securing, enforcing, and releasing the lien.
SB 1124 Last Action: Referred to Committee on Natural Resources
Caption: Relating to the date and procedures for election of commissioners of the Nueces County Drainage and Conservation District No. 2; providing that commissioners be elected at large; making a finding of compliance with requirements of Article XVI, Section 59(d), Texas Constitution.
SCR 16 Last Action: Signed by Governor
Caption: Petitioning the Congress and the President of the United States to take all measures necessary to insure that the United States Department of Defense not change the status of MIA's from that of "missing in action" to "killed in action" until all information as to the circumstances and particulars supporting such action has been made available to the next of kin and they are afforded the opportunity to rebut such information; requesting that Senator John Tower, Senator Lloyd H. Bentsen, and the full congressional delegation from Texas use the power of their offices to insure that the department of defense and the service branches adhere to proper procedures when reviewing the status of MIA's; providing that copies of this resolution be prepared and sent 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 of Congress, to all members of the Texas delegation to the United States Congress, and to the secretary of defense.
SCR 33 Last Action: Signed by Governor
Caption: Extending warm and deserved congratulations to Texas A&I University in Kingsville on its 50th Anniversary; recognizing and commending the tireless efforts of past and present members of the board of directors, the citizens of South Texas, the faculty and staff both past and present, the alumni, and Presidents Robert Bartow Cousins, Edward Newton Jones, Ernest Otis Loftin, John L. Nierman, Edward Newton Jones, Ernest H. Poteet, James C. Jernigan, and Gerald B. Robins of Texas A&I University in Kingsville in building a great university for this state; providing for a copy of this resolution bearing the seal of the State of Texas to be presented to the institution and its officials.
SCR 61 Last Action: Rules suspended
Caption: Creating a joint interim committee to study the feasibility and desirability of establishing a University of South Texas System composed of Texas A&I University and Pan American University; providing that the committe shall be composed of five senators appointed by the lieutenant governor, five members of the house of representatives appointed by the speaker of the house, and two members from each governing board of Texas A&I University and Pan American University with such members being designating to serve on the committee by the full membership of the governing board on which they serve; providing that the committee shall meet initially at the call fo the lieutenant governor; authorizing the committee to employ adequate staff to carry out the provisions of this resolution; providing that from the contingent expense fund of the senate, and the general expense fund of the house, equally, the members of the committee shall be reimbursed for thiir actual expenses incurred in carrying out the provisions of this resolution, and other necessary expenses of operation shall be paid from the contingent expense fund of the senate, and the general expense fund of the house, equally; providing that the actual and other necessary expenses of the committee shall be paid equally from the contingent expense fund of the senate and the expense fund of the house of representatives; providing that the committee shall make its complete report, including findings and recommendations and drafts of any legislation deemed necessary, to the 65th Legislature when it convenes in January, 1977.
SJR 30 Last Action: Referred to Committee on Texas Constitution
Caption: Amending Constitution to increase membership of Board of Pardons and Paroles.
SR 50 Caption: Extending congratulations to Texas A&I University football team and coaches.
SR 94 Caption: Extending congratulations to Sheriff Wayne Hitt.
SR 207 Caption: Extending congratulations to City of Sinton, Texas.
SR 375 Caption: Designating Tony Bishop as an Honorary Page.
SR 428 Caption: Requesting Texas A&I University to conduct a thorough study of feasibility and desirability of establishing a utility system for the University System.
SR 431 Caption: Extending congratulations to the Bicentennial City, Refugio, Texas.
SR 636 Caption: Creating an Interim Committee to study feasibility and desirability of establishing a University of South Texas System.
SR 690 Caption: Extending welcome to Andy Brian May.
SR 691 Caption: Extending welcome to Jon Dee May.
SR 717 Caption: Extending congratulations to Dr. James Coffey Jernigan.
63rd Regular Session
SB 183 Last Action: Reported favorably
Caption: Validating proceedings heretofore had by cities in Texas for the issuance of and the levy of a tax for bonds issued to acquire buildings and facilities for an upper-level college; validating such bonds; authorizing such cities to complete the delivery of such bonds to the purchasers thereof and convey such buildings and facilities and the site or sites therefor without consideration to the State of Texas; authorizing the acceptance of such conveyance.
SB 997 Last Action: Received from the Senate
Caption: Relating to capital improvements for any or all institutions, centers, branches, and schools under the control of the Board of Directors of Texas A&I University System and to the issuance of revenue bonds.
SCR 130 Last Action: Filed without Governor's signature
Caption: Requesting the House to return House Bill No. 1489 to the Senate for reconsideration.
SR 67 Caption: Extending welcome to senior government class of Refugio High School.
SR 91 Caption: Extending Congratulations to Freddie Martinez.
SR 114 Caption: Memorial resolution for Mrs. Cecil E. Burney.
SR 120 Caption: Memorial resolution for Mrs. Mary Boggus.
SR 186 Caption: Memorial resolution for Calvin Huff.
SR 195 Caption: Memorial resolution for Judge G. C. Westervelt.
SR 201 Caption: Extending welcome to Judge Percy Hartman, Commissioners Joe Zapata, C. F. Spickerman, Glen Parris and R. G. Kindle, City Manager Walter Hill, Jr.
SR 216 Caption: Extending welcome to Riviera High School.
SR 220 Caption: Memorial resolution for Hubert Mays.
SR 267 Caption: Extending welcome to Clinton Dan McKinnon.
SR 288 Caption: Memorial resolution for George B. Clark.
SR 321 Caption: Extending welcome to W. B. Ray High School Students.
SR 329 Caption: Extending welcome to Richard King High School students.
SR 345 Caption: Memorial resolution for Aubrey Harper.
SR 374 Caption: Congratulating G. I. Forum and Dr. Hector Garcia on 25th anniversary.
SR 585 Caption: Memorial resolution for Dr. Peter Aulina Ortiz.
SR 598 Caption: Extending congratulations to Chester Lee "Chatter" Allen.
SR 836 Caption: Requesting Senate Subcommittee on Nominations to make a study of appointment procedures.
SR 847 Caption: Memorial resolution for Dr. William C. Best.
SR 886 Caption: Commending Ralph Durden for his outstanding accomplishments.
SR 928 Caption: Bestowing on Ricardo Tati Santiesteban position of Honorary Page.