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Legislation authored by Joe Salem

Includes legislation with Joe Salem as the primary author for the 63rd through 64th Legislatures. For other types of authorship, search the Legislative Archive System. Author information is not available prior to the 63rd Legislature.

64th Regular Session
HB 225 Author: Salem, Joe
Last Action: Considered by subcommittee in formal meeting
Caption: Relating to the regulation of certain child care facilities; establishing a child care division of the State Department of Public Welfare, a child care facility regulatory council, and an advisory committee on child care facilities; providing for licensing of certain child care facilities, for certification of certain child care facilities, and for registration of certain child care facilities; providing sanctions and a penalty for violations of this act; providing an effective date.
HB 274 Author: Salem, Joe
Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to the membership of the Texas Water Quality Board.
HB 304 Author: Salem, Joe
Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to the establishment of The University of Texas Medical School at Corpus Christi.
HB 372 Author: Salem, Joe
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Intergovernmental Affairs
Caption: Relating to the compensation for firemen and policemen in certain cities.
HB 682 Author: Salem, Joe
Last Action: Referred to Subcommittee on Pollution Control
Caption: Relating to surface mining of certain minerals and reclamation of the land disturbed by surface mining operations; providing penalties.
HB 719 Author: Salem, Joe
Last Action: Effective in 90 days
Caption: Relating to home solicitation transactions.
HB 750 Author: Salem, Joe
Last Action: Effective on . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Caption: Relating to fraudulent representations in connection with the inspection of vehicles.
HB 780 Author: Salem, Joe
Last Action: Reported from committee favorably without amendments
Caption: Relating to requiring deposit of security and proof of financial responsibility after a determination that there is a reasonable possibility of a judgment being rendered against a vehicle owner, operator, or owner and operator as a result of a vehicle accident.
HB 864 Author: Salem, Joe
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Public Education
Caption: Relating to the right of professional negotiations for teachers employed by public school districts; prohibiting strikes and work stoppages by teachers.
HB 1030 Author: Salem, Joe
Last Action: Referred to Subcommittee on Pollution Control
Caption: Relating to the regulation of the transportation, storing, processing, reclamation, and disposal of hazardous and environmentally hazardous solid waste as herein defined.
HB 1157 Author: Salem, Joe
Last Action: Effective in 90 days
Caption: Relating to the distribution of an estate on affidavit.
HB 1274 Author: Salem, Joe
Last Action: Reported from committee favorably without amendments
Caption: Authorizing commissioners courts of certain counties to purchase necessary equipment and to regulate parking, including the charging of fees therefor, in courthouse parking lots.
HB 1350 Author: Salem, Joe
Last Action: Effective in 90 days
Caption: Relating to using the Spanish language for licensing examinations.
HB 1527 Author: Salem, Joe
Last Action: Laid on the table subject to call
Caption: Authorizing the Parks and Wildlife Department to charge entrance or gate fees at State Parks; exempting from such fees persons desiring to enter or leave public beaches in such parks.
HB 1691 Author: Salem, Joe
Last Action: Reported from committee with substitute
Caption: Relating to regulation of boxing and wrestling by the Texas Department of Labor and Standards.
HB 1967 Author: Salem, Joe
Last Action: Considered by subcommittee in formal meeting
Caption: Relating to exempting certain child-caring institutions from required licensing by the State Department of Public Welfare and granting authority to the State Department of Public Welfare to promulgate minimum health and fire standards for all child-caring facilities.
HR 35 Author: Salem, Joe
Caption: Relating to requesting the Texas Education Agency, migrant division, to adopt a consistent year-round definition of migrant child using the five-year limit provision.
HR 131 Author: Salem, Joe
Caption: Commending The Most Reverend Thomas J. Drury.
HR 213 Author: Salem, Joe
Caption: Commending Dave Helfert and his staff.
63rd Regular Session
HB 51 Author: Salem, Joe
Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to acts reasonably calculated to produce a threat of bodily harm or death to a peace officer; providing penalties for violation.
HB 52 Author: Salem, Joe
Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to imposing certain costs in cases of a conviction of a crime; providing for the administration, allocation, and distribution of the costs collected; and declaring an emergency.
HB 53 Author: Salem, Joe
Last Action: Considered in public hearing
Caption: Relating to certain penalties for first offense possession of cannabis; providing a means for the expunging of certain criminal records.
HB 99 Author: Salem, Joe
Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to the mode of affiliating with a political party, affiliation as a prerequisite for participating in party primaries, party conventions, and other party affairs, restrictions on political activities outside the party with which the voter is affiliated, and related matters; containing penal provisions.
HB 136 Author: Salem, Joe
Last Action: Reported unfavorably
Caption: Relating to the cancellation or non-renewal of automobile liability insurance policies; amending subchapter A, Chapter 5, Texas Insurance Code, as amended, by adding Article 5.06a; and declaring an emergency.
HB 137 Author: Salem, Joe
Last Action: Amended in committee
Caption: Relating to requiring deposit of security and proof of financial responsibility after the Department of Public Safety makes a finding, after a hearing, if requested, that there is a reasonable possibility of a judgment being rendered against a vehicle owner or operator as a result of a vehicle accident; amending Section 5, Texas Motor Vehicle Safety-Responsibility Act, as amended (Article 6701h, Vernon's Texas Civil Statutes); and declaring an emergency.
HB 161 Author: Salem, Joe
Last Action: Committee hearing date
Caption: Amending Article 17.15, Code of Criminal Procedure, providing that a person who is currently free on bail for a previous offense shall not be admitted to a second or subsequent bail for any offense or offenses with which he is charged subsequent to the one for which prior bail has been set.
HB 195 Author: Salem, Joe
Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to the inspection of brakes on certain vehicles; amending Subsection (a), Section 142, Uniform Act Regulating Traffic on Highways (Article 6701d, Vernon's Texas Civil Statutes); and declaring an emergency.
HB 233 Author: Salem, Joe
Last Action: Signed by the Governor
Caption: Giving the District Judge or District Judges authority to determine the number of Assistant County Auditors in all counties.
HB 357 Author: Salem, Joe
Last Action: Subcommittee hearing date
Caption: Relating to election of school district trustees from single-member subdistricts.
HB 382 Author: Salem, Joe
Last Action: Reported unfavorably
Caption: Prohibiting Package Store and Wine Only Package Store Permittees from selling alcoholic beverages on certain days.
HB 436 Author: Salem, Joe
Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to the home production of wine; providing that only Package Store Permittees who also hold Home Manufacturing Supplier's Permits may sell supplies designed for the home production of alcoholic beverages.
HB 585 Author: Salem, Joe
Last Action: Reported favorably
Caption: Relating to the creation of the Texas Board of Examiners in Watchmaking, and the licensing and regulation of persons engaged in the practice of watchmaking; providing a penalty.
HB 586 Author: Salem, Joe
Last Action: Reported from subcommittee
Caption: Creating a Department of Labor Relations, transferring and vesting in it certain powers and duties of The Commissioner of Labor Statistics and the Bureau of Labor Statistics and providing additional powers and duties; transferring certain other duties and powers of the Commission and Bureau of Labor Statistics to the Secretary of Agriculture and Department of Public Safety; repealing conflicting laws; providing severability.
HB 678 Author: Salem, Joe
Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to loss of homestead status; and declaring an emergency.
HB 679 Author: Salem, Joe
Last Action: Referred to Committee on State Affairs
Caption: Relating to registration of homesteads for tax purposes; and declaring an emergency.
HB 736 Author: Salem, Joe
Last Action: Signed by the Governor
Caption: Texas Education Code, relating to tuition and other fees and charges for nonresident military personnel; and declaring an emergency.
HB 768 Author: Salem, Joe
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Insurance
Caption: Relating to time for payment of claims by an insurer and providing for payment of interest on past due claims.
HB 910 Author: Salem, Joe
Last Action: Signed by the Governor
Caption: Relating to contributions to the Firemen's Relief and Retirement Fund in certain cities.
HB 1023 Author: Salem, Joe
Last Action: Sent to Calendar Committee
Caption: Relating to fraudulent representations in connection with the inspection of vehicles.
HB 1161 Author: Salem, Joe
Last Action: Reported favorably
Caption: Relating to the expunction of certain criminal records; providing certain penalties.
HB 1690 Author: Salem, Joe
Last Action: Received from House
Caption: Relating to increasing certain fees for certain licenses relating to boxing and wrestling; increasing the tax on gross receipts from sale of admission tickets to certain boxing and wrestling contests; amending Sections 4, 6, and 8, Chapter 241, General Laws, Acts of the 43rd Legislature, Regular Session, 1933, as amended (Article 614-1 et seq., Vernon's Texas Penal Code); and declaring an emergency.
HB 1708 Author: Salem, Joe
Last Action: Received from House
Caption: Authorizing the sale by the School Land Board at public auction, with reservation of minerals, of the state's right, title, and interest in certain submerged and unsubmerged lands, commonly called "Cayo del Oso Tract C", in Nueces County to either the City of Corpus Christi or Nueces County under certain conditions; preserving all settlements of boundary conflicts heretofore made by judgment or otherwise by the City of Corpus Christi and other parties; providing for improvement of such lands by the successful bidder or its assigns as a condition of any reconveyance within not more than 20 years after date of confirmation of sale hereunder, with reverter to the state of portions thereof not so improved within said 20 years, except portions devoted to channels, canals, and waterways; prescribing certain terms and conditions for reconveyances of all or any part of such lands for cash consideration by the successful bidder; providing a saving clause; and declaring an emergency.
HCR 176 Author: Salem, Joe
Last Action: Filed
Caption: Requesting state departments, agencies, and institutions as well as businesses and industries of Texas to employ without discrimination.
HJR 41 Author: Salem, Joe
Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Proposing an amendment of the Texas Constitution to provide an exemption from all ad valorem taxes of $20,000 of the value of residence homesteads of all persons 65 years of age or older.
HR 18 Author: Salem, Joe
Caption: Requesting that schools be closed on Thursday, January 25, 1973 in memory of former President Lyndon Baines Johnson.
62nd Regular Session
HB 40 Author: Salem, Joe
Caption: Relating to creating a Consumer Protection Division within the Consumer Credit Commission.
HB 41 Author: Salem, Joe
Caption: Relating to providing for the licensing and regulation of private vocational schools and certain solicitors for them; providing penalties.
HB 42 Author: Salem, Joe
Caption: Relating to regulating land installment contracts.
HB 110 Author: Salem, Joe
Caption: Relating to providing that medical examiners' investigators are peace officers.
HB 111 Author: Salem, Joe
Caption: Relating to prescribing a maximum time period for the disposition of property damage claims resulting from transporting property for compensation or hire by a specialized motor carrier which transports household goods and used office furniture and equipment by a motor carrier or a contract carrier; prescribing a penalty.
HB 138 Author: Salem, Joe
Caption: Relating to creating the Texas Board of Examiners in Watchmaking, and the licensing and regulation of persons engaged in watch making.
HB 172 Author: Salem, Joe
Caption: Relating to permitting two or more counties to create a medical examiners district and to jointly maintain the office of medical examiner.
HB 173 Author: Salem, Joe
Caption: Relating to comprehensive warranty protection afforded the purchasers of merchandise sold or shipped in intrastate commerce; providing penalties.
HB 191 Author: Salem, Joe
Caption: Relating to providing for a Texas fire and casualty assigned risk pool.
HB 192 Author: Salem, Joe
Caption: Relating to forbidding insurers doing business in Texas from discriminating against the acceptance of risks in one or more areas of the state.
HB 297 Author: Salem, Joe
Caption: Relating to special fuels tax, jet fuels, and defining airport fixed base operator.
HB 395 Author: Salem, Joe
Caption: Relating to creating the State Board of Physical Therapy.
HB 599 Author: Salem, Joe
Caption: Relating to policies of term life insurance in which the designated beneficiary is directly or indirectly engaged in the business of burying the dead.
HB 1540 Author: Salem, Joe
Caption: Relating to authorizing and providing for union recognition and collective bargaining for firefighters employed by cities, towns, and other political subdivisions of the State.
HB 1656 Author: Salem, Joe
Caption: Relating to the City of Corpus Christi, the United States Corps of Engineers, and their duly authorized agents and contractors, without payment to the State, a construction easement for the purpose of conducting dredging, filling, excavation and all other necessary operations in furtherance of the purpose of the restoration of an area commonly known as Corpus Christi Beach, and more particularly described herein, on land which belongs to the State of Texas or in which the State has title or interest.
HCR 7 Author: Salem, Joe
Caption: Urging the Texas Industrial Commission to promote increased imports into or through the State.
HCR 42 Author: Salem, Joe
Caption: Condemning North Vietnam and the Viet Cong for their inhuman and barbarous treatment of Americans imprisoned by them.
HCR 161 Author: Salem, Joe
Caption: Authorizing corrections in HB 1656.
HR 15 Author: Salem, Joe
Caption: Commending KINE and K-PUP for efforts during Hurricane Celia.
HR 16 Author: Salem, Joe
Caption: Commending the Texas National Guard.
HR 17 Author: Salem, Joe
Caption: Creating the House Insurance Study Committee.
HR 18 Author: Salem, Joe
Caption: Creating an interim committee to study all pension plans for state employees.
HR 68 Author: Salem, Joe
Caption: Directing the State Board of Insurance to investigate the cancellation practices of the Crum and Foster Insurance Companies with the purpose of instituting judicial proceedings or suspending the authority to do business in Texas of these companies.
HR 290 Author: Salem, Joe
Caption: Commending Sergeant Charles B. Goates for his fine record and many achievements in the field of law enforcement and for his outstanding service to the City of Corpus Christi and the State of Texas.
HR 346 Author: Salem, Joe | et. al.
Caption: Commending the Sisters of the Incarnate Word and Blessed Sacrament.
HR 354 Author: Salem, Joe
Caption: Commending the Lebasyr Club of Corpus Christi on its 35th anniversary.
HR 363 Author: Salem, Joe
Caption: Commending the management and staff of KEYS radio station of Corpus Christi, Texas.
HR 397 Author: Salem, Joe | et. al.
Caption: Welcoming Mrs. Virginia Mokry's classes from the Richard King High School in Corpus Christi.
HR 441 Author: Salem, Joe
Caption: Commending Robert B. (Bob) Goodrum.
HR 507 Author: Salem, Joe
Caption: Commending the Cullen Place Junior High School for their interest in Texas State Government.
HR 519 Author: Salem, Joe
Caption: Commending Michael A. Bryceson for many years in forming friendly relationships between Englishmen and Texans.
HR 542 Author: Salem, Joe
Caption: Commending the Right Reverend Michael J. Adams of Corpus Christi.
HR 553 Author: Salem, Joe
Caption: Creating a committee on the Disposition of Property Damage Claims.
HR 622 Author: Salem, Joe
Caption: Praising Mr. Larry Rocha.
HR 623 Author: Salem, Joe
Caption: Commending Mrs. Fay Seitzler.
HR 624 Author: Salem, Joe
Caption: Commending Pat Eskew, Sr., and Pat Eskew, Jr., on their championing the cause of the regulation of the watchmaking-jeweler profession.
62nd 1st Called Session
HB 15 Author: Salem, Joe
Caption: Relating to the establishment of The University of Texas at Corpus Christi.
HR 30 Author: Salem, Joe | et. al.
Caption: Congratulating the Honorable L. DeWitt Hale on being honored with a testimonial dinner by his fellow citizens in the 45th Representative District and the entire Corpus Christi area.
62nd 2nd Called Session
HR 61 Author: Salem, Joe
Caption: Declaring it to be the will of the House that preference in employment be given to veterans of the United States Armed Forces as the Highway Beautification Act is implemented.
62nd 3rd Called Session
HCR 47 Author: Salem, Joe
Caption: Expressing the public policy by the Texas Legislature that public education be equal regardless of race, creed, color, or national origin.
HR 20 Author: Salem, Joe
Caption: Welcoming the President of Mexico, Luis Alvarez Echeverria.
HR 88 Author: Salem, Joe
Caption: Commending Harry Porter.
62nd 4th Called Session
HCR 9 Author: Salem, Joe
Caption: Memorializing Congress to consider the problem of drug addiction of veterans and to allow these veterans the use of services and facilities of the Veterans Administration.
HR 35 Author: Salem, Joe
Caption: Congratulating Charles Haas for being inducted into the Texas Schoolboy Hall of Fame.
61st Regular Session
HB 34 Author: Salem, Joe
Caption: Relating to establishing a Board of Physical Therapists Examiners, and providing for the definition and licensing of Physical Therapy, Practitioners, Massage Therapy Technicians, and providing for an Apprentice Training and Handicapped Training programs.
HB 35 Author: Salem, Joe
Caption: Relating to criminal trespass; providing a penalty.
HB 36 Author: Salem, Joe
Caption: Relating to including all motion picture films under the obscenity statute by removing certain exemptions.
HB 37 Author: Salem, Joe
Caption: Relating to false, misleading, or deceptive acts in advertising, offering for sale, selling, or distributing any service, commodity, or thing of value; providing for penalties.
HB 38 Author: Salem, Joe | et. al.
Caption: Relating to the receiving of stolen property.
HB 40 Author: Salem, Joe
Caption: Relating to require that persons confined in the penitentiary serve at least one-half of the maximum sentence imposed before being eligible for parole.
HB 808 Author: Salem, Joe | et. al.
Caption: Relating to declaring void certain deed restrictions based on race, color, religion, or national origin.
HB 1474 Author: Salem, Joe
Caption: Relating to comprehensive warranty protection afforded the purchasers of merchandise sold or shipped intrastate commerce.
61st 1st Called Session
HB 78 Author: Salem, Joe
Caption: Relating to prescribing a maximum time period for the disposition of property damage claims resulting from transporting property for compensation or hire by a specialized motor carrier which transports household goods and used office furniture and equipment, by a motor carrier, or a contract carrier; prescribing a penalty; providing for attorneys' fees and court costs.
HCR 21 Author: Salem, Joe
Caption: Memorializing Congress to not allow unrestricted foreign oil imports into the United States.
61st 2nd Called Session
HB 20 Author: Salem, Joe
Caption: Relating to prescribing a maximum time period for the disposition of property damage claims resulting from transporting property for compensation or hire by a specialized motor carrier which transports household goods and used office furniture and equipment by a motor carrier, or a contract carrier; prescribing a penalty; providing for attorneys' fees and court costs.
HB 39 Author: Salem, Joe
Caption: Relating to the creation of the Texas Board of Examiners in Watchmaking, and the licensing and regulation of persons engaged in the practice of watchmaking; providing for a penalty.
HB 40 Author: Salem, Joe
Caption: Relating to comprehensive warranty protection afforded the purchasers of merchandise sold or shipped intrastate commerce.
HCR 6 Author: Salem, Joe
Caption: Memorializing Congress to not allow unrestricted foreign oil imports into the United States.