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Legislation authored by Criss Cole

Includes legislation with Criss Cole as the primary author for the 54th through 61st Legislatures. For other types of authorship, search the Legislative Archive System.

61st Regular Session
SB 5 Author: Cole, Criss | et. al.
Caption: Relating to defining the offense of air pollution and providing for the criminal prosecution of individuals and private corporations who pollute the air in the State of Texas or violate air contaminant emission variances or orders; providing for penalties for violations of this Act.
SB 6 Author: Cole, Criss | et. al.
Caption: Relating to defining the offense of water pollution and providing for the criminal prosecution of individuals and private corporations who pollute the water in the State of Texas or violate waste discharge permits or orders; providing for penalties for violations of this Act.
SB 7 Author: Cole, Criss | et. al.
Caption: Relating to the maintenance and use of exhaust emission systems on certain motor vehicles and motor vehicle engines and to the maintenance and use of exhaust systems on motor vehicles; prohibiting crankcase emissions from certain motor vehicles and motor vehicle engines, etc.
SB 48 Author: Cole, Criss
Caption: Relating to amending, revising and rearranging the Clean Air Act of Texas, 1967, to improve the structure of the Act and to provide for more effective control of the quality of the air resources in this state.
SB 110 Author: Cole, Criss | et. al.
Caption: Relating to creating a Commission for Rehabilitation and prescribing its powers, duties, functions, financing and procedures.
SB 111 Author: Cole, Criss
Caption: Relating to requiring that those buildings and facilities constructed in the state by the use of federal, state, county, or municipal funds shall adhere to the principles prescribed by this Act in order to make these buildings and facilities accessible to, and usable by, the physically handicapped.
SB 112 Author: Cole, Criss
Caption: Relating to including within the definition of the term "exceptional children" eligible for special education services pregnant girls who are residents of or under the care of licensed maternity homes.
SB 113 Author: Cole, Criss
Caption: Relating to nonelective state officers and employees holding other nonelective offices or positions of honor, trust, or profit.
SB 119 Author: Cole, Criss
Caption: Relating to providing for the trial, as an adult, of any juvenile 15 years of age or older at the time of the commission of any felony with which he is charged; providing for the procedure by which the jurisdiction of the district court attaches; providing that if the grand jury does not return an indictment, the jurisdiction of the juvenile court reattaches; providing the procedure by which the jurisdiction of the juvenile court reattaches; providing for his custody pending action by the grand jury; providing that if the child is proceeded against as a juvenile, he is not subject to prosecution as an adult.
SB 125 Author: Cole, Criss
Caption: Relating to the control of the collection, handling, storage, and disposal of putrescible and non-putrescible discarded or unwanted materials, including solid materials and certain materials in liquid or semiliquid form, referred to in this Act as "solid waste"; prescribing penalties for violations and providing for enforcement.
SB 126 Author: Cole, Criss
Caption: Relating to the filing and recording of subdivision plats and requirements for subdivisions in unincorporated areas in the state; prescribing powers and duties of county commissioners courts under this Act; prescribing penalties and providing for enforcement of tis Act.
SB 138 Author: Cole, Criss
Caption: Relating to amending and revising Statutes and enacting Injection Well Act, relating to the disposal of wastes into a subsurface stratum by injection well, transferring certain functions and records from Texas Water Development Board to the Texas Water Quality Board, definitions, purposes, industrial waste, permits, penalties, other regulations.
SB 160 Author: Cole, Criss | et. al.
Caption: Relating to requiring the attendance of medical examiners or their duly authorized deputies at organ transplant operations; prescribing duties of medical examiners and their duly authorized deputies.
SB 161 Author: Cole, Criss | et. al.
Caption: Relating to the establishment of a presumption of time of death in certain cases.
SB 162 Author: Cole, Criss | et. al.
Caption: Relating to the gift of all or part of a human body after death for certain purposes.
SB 206 Author: Cole, Criss
Caption: Relating to the transcription of reporter's notes in juvenile delinquency proceedings and the charges and liability for such transcription.
SB 207 Author: Cole, Criss
Caption: Relating to the employment, appointment and compensation of counsel in juvenile delinquency proceedings.
SB 208 Author: Cole, Criss
Caption: Relating to the exemption of certain pupils of the state from compulsory school attendance requirements; redefining the exemptions granted; providing for certain reports and referrals.
SB 209 Author: Cole, Criss
Caption: Relating to providing an appropriation to the Texas Commission for the Blind for the establishment, construction and operation of a rehabilitation center for the blind to be used to provide eligible blind persons with adjustment training and related services; providing an appropriation for the established programs of the Texas Commission for the Blind.
SB 225 Author: Cole, Criss | et. al.
Caption: Relating to creating the Gulf Coast Waste Disposal Authority, for the purpose of preventing water pollution in Chambers, Galveston and Harris Counties, by providing on a regional basis means for disposal of wastes and for the regulation of waste disposal; prescribing penalties.
SB 239 Author: Cole, Criss | et. al.
Caption: Relating to authorizing the Board of Regents of The University of Texas System to acquire by gift certain property in Harris County, Texas.
SB 268 Author: Cole, Criss
Caption: Relating to the receiving of stolen property.
SB 345 Author: Cole, Criss | et. al.
Caption: Relating to retirement and pension benefits of firemen in certain cities.
SB 487 Author: Cole, Criss
Caption: Relating to transferring certain land from the Texas Department of Mental Health and Mental Retardation to the Texas Commission for the Blind to be used for the Texas Rehabilitation Center for the Blind; providing for the possibility of reversion.
SB 488 Author: Cole, Criss
Caption: Relating to amending the Regional Waste Disposal Act by amending and adding definitions of certain terms; conferring certain powers, rights, privileges and functions upon river authorities in connection with water quality planning, etc.
SB 489 Author: Cole, Criss
Caption: Relating to the licensing and regulation of persons possessing raptors; providing for penalties.
SB 751 Author: Cole, Criss
Caption: Relating to the use of public facilities by persons who are blind or otherwise physically handicapped and to their use of white canes, dog guides, or other devices of assistance to the handicapped in their travel; providing for penalties and redress in the event discrimination is practiced; imposing certain responsibilities upon persons who are blind or otherwise handicapped and who desire to use public facilities; providing a method for dissemination of information.
SB 761 Author: Cole, Criss
Caption: Relating to amending Insurance Code relative to surplus lines agent to also be an authorized agent or Managing General Agent in the transaction of insurance with unauthorized insurers in this state; providing for the licensing of managing general agents.
SB 785 Author: Cole, Criss
Caption: Relating to the composition of the Juvenile Board of Harris County and to the administration and operation of programs and institutions for dependent and neglected children by the Harris County Child Welfare Board.
SB 833 Author: Cole, Criss
Caption: Relating to the addition of three new members of the Texas Youth Council; providing for their initial appointments; increasing the number of members required to call a meeting and to constitute a quorum; providing for a Deputy Director and qualifications.
SB 834 Author: Cole, Criss
Caption: Relating to amending the Public Welfare Act of 1941 to transfer the administration and control of the Corsicana State Home, the Waco State Home, and the West Texas Children's Home from the Texas Youth Council to the State Department of Public Welfare.
SB 835 Author: Cole, Criss
Caption: Relating to consolidating laws relating to juveniles and repealing obsolete juvenile laws.
SB 836 Author: Cole, Criss
Caption: Relating to certain children who would be dependent or neglected except for the care and maintenance by a person having no obligation to support the child; authorizing certain officers to take certain children reasonably thought to be dependent or neglected to the juvenile court for disposition.
SB 837 Author: Cole, Criss
Caption: Relating to delinquent children and children in need of supervision; relating to the jurisdiction of the juvenile courts; providing a new style for cases involving a delinquent child or a child in need of supervision; providing certain procedures for a child taken into custody; providing for bail for certain children detained; providing for separate adjudicatory and dispositional hearings; providing for the disposition of a child in need of supervision; relating to the qualifications of juvenile court judges.
61st 1st Called Session
SB 66 Author: Cole, Criss
Caption: Relating to the administration and operation of programs and institutions for dependent and neglected children by the Harris County Child Welfare Board.
SB 67 Author: Cole, Criss
Caption: Relating to the compensation of certain district and county officers of certain counties.
SCR 4 Author: Cole, Criss | et. al.
Caption: In memory of Andrew Davis Bruce.
SCR 7 Author: Cole, Criss
Caption: Commending Granville W. Elder and the Houston Post Office on their training program for individuals who are deaf.
61st 2nd Called Session
SB 49 Author: Cole, Criss
Caption: Relating to the administration and operation of programs and institutions for dependent and neglected children by the Harris County Child Welfare Board.
SB 50 Author: Cole, Criss
Caption: Relating to the compensation of certain district and county officers of certain counties.
60th Regular Session
SB 56 Author: Cole, Criss
Caption: Relating to requiring building permits for the building, erection or construction of any building or other structures, or for making improvements to any existing structure and for the moving of buildings; providing exemptions; fixing penalties.
SB 57 Author: Cole, Criss
Caption: Relating to amending the Texas Probate Code so as to change the age requirement for a person who may execute a Will from nineteen (19) years of age to eighteen (18) years of age.
SB 90 Author: Cole, Criss | et. al.
Caption: Relating to the rehabilitation of the handicapped by creating a Texas Commission of Rehabilitation and prescribing its powers, duties, functions, and procedures; and prescribing certain powers, duties, functions, and procedures for the Texas State Commission for the Blind.
SB 106 Author: Cole, Criss
Caption: Relating to amending certain statute so as to include psychologists and psychometrists in the list or designations of special service teachers to assist eligible school districts in providing essential services for identification and evaluation of pupils assigned to special education classes; providing the formula for allotment of special service teacher units necessitated by the enlarged changes in the list of special service teachers; providing for an effective date of this Act.
SB 107 Author: Cole, Criss
Caption: Relating to amending certain acts so as to provide for supervisor units for approved exceptional children education programs, prescribing the formula for the allocation of such exceptional children supervisor unit(s) and by reference the applicable minimum salary schedule; providing for an effective date of this Act.
SB 108 Author: Cole, Criss
Caption: Relating to authorizing the State Board of Education to provide for the establishment and procedure for operation of Regional Education Service Centers for providing educational services to school districts and coordinating educational planning in the region.
SB 114 Author: Cole, Criss
Caption: Relating to amending certain statutes so as to provide that the maximum fee which may be charged for taking an examination from the Board of Legal Examiners is $40.
SB 166 Author: Cole, Criss
Caption: Relating to the cost of artificial appliances furnished to employees by the Texas Employer's Insurance Association.
SB 167 Author: Cole, Criss
Caption: Relating to the settlement of grievances and disputes of firemen in any city of more than 10,000 population.
SB 222 Author: Cole, Criss | et. al.
Caption: Relating to amending certain statutes relating to duties of county clerks with respect to recording and with respect to issuing certificates.
SB 237 Author: Cole, Criss
Caption: Relating to establishing the Texas Air Control Board, prescribe its powers, duties, functions, and procedures, and to provide for the establishment of standards of air quality and the control, prevention, and abatement of air pollution; relating to the Clean Air Act of 1967.
SB 261 Author: Cole, Criss | et. al.
Caption: Relating to creation of the Fourteenth Supreme Judicial District, with the court to be held in Houston; also adding Brazos County to the First Judicial District.
SB 262 Author: Cole, Criss | et. al.
Caption: Relating to amending and revising the Texas Insurance Code relative to title insurance companies.
SB 302 Author: Cole, Criss
Caption: Relating to reports of certain eye injuries in the schools.
SB 312 Author: Cole, Criss
Caption: Relating to amending certain statutes authorizing independent school districts to employ their own tax assessors and to have their taxes collected by the county tax collector, without being required to have their assessments made at the same valuations that are used for State and county taxation.
SB 313 Author: Cole, Criss
Caption: Relating to authorizing the State Board of Education to provide for the establishment and procedure for operation of Regional Education Service Centers for providing educational services to school districts and coordinating educational planning in the region.
SB 314 Author: Cole, Criss
Caption: Relating to amending certain acts so as to provide for supervisor units for approved exceptional children education programs, prescribing the formula for the allocation of such exceptional children supervisor unit(s) and by reference the applicable minimum salary schedule; providing for an effective date of this Act.
SB 342 Author: Cole, Criss | et. al.
Caption: Relating to authorizing certain cities to enter into contracts with conservation and reclamation districts in regard to the conveyance, transportation, distribution, sale and repurchase of water.
SB 343 Author: Cole, Criss | et. al.
Caption: Relating to creating a conservation and reclamation district to be known as Coastal Industrial Water Authority.
SB 363 Author: Cole, Criss | et. al.
Caption: Relating to the Board of Nurse Examiners, its organization, duties and procedure, and the regulation of the practice of professional nursing.
SB 364 Author: Cole, Criss
Caption: Relating to the appointment of public weighers.
SB 394 Author: Cole, Criss
Caption: Relating to authorizing the Central Education Agency by rules and regulations to establish a special program for preschool children who have mental retardation.
SB 460 Author: Cole, Criss | et. al.
Caption: Relating to the certification and regulation of vocational nursing.
SB 506 Author: Cole, Criss
Caption: Relating to amending the Penal Code of Texas relating to officers and persons authorized by law to demand or receive fees; specifying that certain Articles do not apply to certain officers and to certain department heads.
SB 534 Author: Cole, Criss
Caption: Relating to amending certain statutes relating to the fees which are received by certain officers.
SB 542 Author: Cole, Criss
Caption: Relating to amending certain statutes by providing that Ophthalmic Dispensers may fit contact lenses upon the written prescription or at the direction of a licensed physician.
SB 571 Author: Cole, Criss
Caption: Relating to the terms of appointment of members of the Governor's Committee on Public School Education.
SB 589 Author: Cole, Criss | et. al.
Caption: Relating to amending certain statutes relating to municipal pension systems in all cities of this state having a population in excess of nine hundred thousand (900,000) inhabitants according to the last preceding Federal Census.
SB 596 Author: Cole, Criss | et. al.
Caption: Relating to the creation of the Galveston Bay Area Authority; relating to the control of water pollution and waste disposal in the Galveston Bay area; prescribing penalties.
60th 1st Called Session
SB 22 Author: Cole, Criss
Caption: Relating to creating and establishing a Conservation and Reclamation District to be known as "Westador Municipal Utility District".
59th Regular Session
SB 34 Author: Cole, Criss
Caption: Relating to the authority and responsibilities of and the records kept by the State Commission for the Blind.
SB 35 Author: Cole, Criss
Caption: Relating to authorizing the State Board of Education to supply free textbooks to blind and visually handicapped scholastics.
SB 36 Author: Cole, Criss
Caption: Relating to appropriating money for the improvement, expansion and operation of the State Commission for the Blind.
SB 37 Author: Cole, Criss
Caption: Relating to the qualifications of the superintendent of the Texas School for the Blind; amending certain Acts.
SB 38 Author: Cole, Criss
Caption: Relating to establishing a medical assistance program for recipients of Aid to the Blind grants.
SB 39 Author: Cole, Criss
Caption: Relating to raising the age limit for the educating program for totally deaf and blind or totally blind and non-speaking children.
SB 40 Author: Cole, Criss
Caption: Relating to the operation of vending stands and vending machines on state property by blind persons; repealing certain Acts.
SB 118 Author: Cole, Criss
Caption: Relating to providing for changes in the Fireman's Relief and Retirement Fund in certain cities in the state.
SB 119 Author: Cole, Criss
Caption: Relating to providing that a tax collector may issue to certain people under certain circumstances a certificate showing that neither their land nor themselves are liable for delinquent taxes and that the liability for such taxes is thereafter a personal liability of the person under whom the taxes became delinquent and thereby making a court action to accomplish the same thing unnecessary.
SB 120 Author: Cole, Criss
Caption: Relating to barring the collection of those taxes delinquent prior to and including December 31, 1939, except for taxes upon which litigation is pending on the effective date of this Act.
SB 121 Author: Cole, Criss
Caption: Relating to requiring teachers and pupils in Texas public schools to wear protective eye devices when participating in certain vocational, industrial arts and chemical-physical courses or laboratories.
SB 122 Author: Cole, Criss
Caption: Relating to amending the Code of Criminal Procedure to prohibit a minor to act as surety on a recognizance or bail bond.
SB 123 Author: Cole, Criss
Caption: Relating to amending certain Acts relating to municipal pension systems in certain cities of this state.
SB 135 Author: Cole, Criss | et. al.
Caption: Relating to amending the Veteran's Land Fund Act by providing for the issuance and sale of Veterans' Land Bonds; providing for certain moneys and lands to comprise the Veterans' Land Fund.
SB 184 Author: Cole, Criss
Caption: Relating to defining and regulating the business of giving bail in criminal and quasi-criminal cases, actions or proceedings.
SB 207 Author: Cole, Criss
Caption: Relating to prohibiting governmental bodies from holding meetings which are closed to the public; prescribing a penalty.
SB 221 Author: Cole, Criss
Caption: Relating to amending certain Statutes relating to qualifications for and appointment to the office of Notary Public, establishing eligibility requirements, fees and bond and procedure relating to such appointments, to provide for the removal of a Notary Public for good cause with right of appeal and trial de novo.
SB 248 Author: Cole, Criss
Caption: Relating to defining and prohibiting debt pooling; declaring debt pooling contracts to be void; prescribing a penalty.
SB 256 Author: Cole, Criss | et. al.
Caption: Relating to transferring the supervision of the Historical State Battlegrounds, of San Jacinto Battleground and Fannin State Battleground now under the advice and consent of the State Board of Control, under the control and custody of the Parks and Wildlife Commission, under the authority conferred upon the Parks and Wildlife Department by existing laws.
SB 284 Author: Cole, Criss
Caption: Relating to authorizing the Board of Regents of The University of Texas to acquire by donation or deed of gift from The Texas Medical Center in Houston for the use and benefit of The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Hospital and Tumor Institute, The University of Texas Dental Branch, The University of Texas Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences at Houston, or such other branch or unit of The University of Texas System as may be established by the Legislature in Houston, certain properties in the City of Houston, Harris County, Texas.
SB 294 Author: Cole, Criss
Caption: Relating to amending certain Acts in regard the definition of "institution," in order to cover the licensing of maternity homes and maternity shelters which may not be subject to regulation under existing licensing laws.
SB 352 Author: Cole, Criss
Caption: Relating to authorizing certain cities to establish, acquire, purchase, construct, improve, enlarge, equip, repair, operate and maintain certain public improvements and to establish, acquire, purchase, construct, improve, enlarge, equip, repair, operate and maintain structures, parking areas or facilities, located at or in the immediate vicinity of such public improvements, to be used in connection with such public improvements for off-street parking or storage of motor vehicles or other conveyances.
SB 353 Author: Cole, Criss
Caption: Relating to amending certain Acts providing for contracts in the conduct of research.
SB 355 Author: Cole, Criss | et. al.
Caption: Relating to amending the Texas Probate Code to eliminate the requirement of appointment of three or more persons to appraise the property of estates upon granting letters testamentary or of administration or of guardianship.
SB 377 Author: Cole, Criss
Caption: Relating to the conservation, storage and ownership of natural gas in counties having a population in excess of 1,200,000 according to the last preceding Federal Census or any future Federal Census.
SB 459 Author: Cole, Criss
Caption: Relating to establishing a juvenile board, an office of chief juvenile probation officer, and a probation department in Harris County; providing that the juvenile board shall direct whether the chief juvenile probation officer of the district clerk shall receive support payments for wives and children.
SB 460 Author: Cole, Criss
Caption: Relating to establishing the Juvenile Court of Harris County; repealing certain Acts.
SB 503 Author: Cole, Criss | et. al.
Caption: Relating to the authority of a guardian to purchase or to continue in effect life, term, or endowment insurance and annuity policies administered by the Veterans Administration; amending the Texas Probate Code.
SB 518 Author: Cole, Criss | et. al.
Caption: Relating to the appointment and compensation of official shorthand reporters of civil and criminal district courts and county courts at law in certain counties.
SB 527 Author: Cole, Criss
Caption: Relating to the authority and responsibilities of and the records kept by the State Commission for the Blind.
SB 536 Author: Cole, Criss
Caption: Relating to providing for the dissolution of Harris County Water Control and Improvement District No. 65.
SB 537 Author: Cole, Criss
Caption: Relating to creating a conservation and reclamation district, to be known as "Crosby Municipal Utility District of Harris County, Texas."
SJR 7 Author: Cole, Criss
Caption: Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of Texas providing for the exemption from local ad valorem taxes of the property of certain charitable organizations, provided such organizations meet certain conditions and requirements and expend at least One and One-half Million Dollars annually on free medical and hospital care for the indigent within the State of Texas.
SJR 18 Author: Cole, Criss | et. al.
Caption: Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of Texas so as to authorize an increase in the total amount of bonds or obligations that may be issued by the Veterans' Land Board to $400,000,000.00.
58th Regular Session
SB 9 Author: Cole, Criss
Caption: Relating to defining and regulating the business of lending money in amounts of Three Thousand Dollars ($3,000) or less; providing penalties.
SB 53 Author: Cole, Criss
Caption: Relating to declaring strikes and collective bargaining by firemen and policemen to be against the public policy and to provide in all cities of more than ten thousand (10,000) inhabitants according to the last preceding federal census, for the setting up of a local Commission of Arbitration which shall hear and determine grievances and disputes which may arise between the governing body of the city and its firemen or policemen; providing a penalty for the willful violation of this Act.
SB 98 Author: Cole, Criss
Caption: Relating to regulating the solicitation and collection of funds for charitable purposes; requiring registration of certain charitable organizations and professional fund raisers and solicitors; providing penalties.
SB 122 Author: Cole, Criss
Caption: Relating to amending statutes relative to the University of Houston.
SB 155 Author: Cole, Criss | et. al.
Caption: Relating to authorizing and directing the Board of Regents of The University of Texas to establish a graduate school of biomedical sciences in Houston, Harris County, Texas, to be known as The University of Texas Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, and to be operated as a component unit of The University of Texas system.
SB 206 Author: Cole, Criss
Caption: Relating to authorizing the governing body of the Harris County Flood Control District to designate flood hazard areas.
SB 210 Author: Cole, Criss
Caption: Relating to authorizing the governing body of the Harris County Flood Control District to establish and maintain building setback lines along rivers, creeks, bayous, streams, and other waterways; providing for the enforcement thereof.
SB 217 Author: Cole, Criss
Caption: Relating to providing for the regulation of motor vehicle driving schools, setting forth procedures therefor; providing for certain penalties.
SB 256 Author: Cole, Criss
Caption: Relating to providing that sixty per cent (60%) of the operations of the Department of Public Safety shall be financed from the State Highway Fund and the remaining forty per cent (40%) of such operations shall be financed from the General Revenue Fund; abolishing the Operator's and Chauffeur's License Fund; abolishing the Motor Vehicle Inspection Fund; providing for the deposit of certain fees and fund balances in the General Revenue Fund; providing an effective date.
SB 297 Author: Cole, Criss
Caption: Relating to requiring cities having a population of more than eight hundred thousand (800,000), according to the last preceding federal census to make deductions from the monthly salaries of firemen and monthly contributions of specified amounts into the Firemen's Relief and Retirement Fund; providing for membership in such fund by persons becoming firemen and the allowance of service credits; allowing such cities to invest surplus funds from the Firemen's Relief and Retirement Fund in federally secured F.H.A. home mortgages.
SB 300 Author: Cole, Criss
Caption: Relating to amending statutes relating to taxation, so that the volume of oil produced and subject to tax may be measured or determined by tank tables or with the permission of the well operator by meter or meters or by other measuring device or devices capable of accurately measuring "production" or "total oil produced".
SB 303 Author: Cole, Criss
Caption: Relating to amending the Airport Zoning Act of 1947, to expressly empower any political subdivision having more than 600,000 inhabitants, according to the last preceding Federal Census, wherein such political subdivision has located within its territorial limits an airport owned or controlled by such political subdivision and there exists an airport hazard area appertaining to such airport located outside of the territorial limits of said political subdivision owning or controlling the airport to promulgate, administer, and enforce airport zoning rules, regulations and ordinances limiting the height of structures and objects of natural growth, and otherwise regulating the use of property under the provisions of the Airport Zoning Act within a five (5) mile radius of the airport reference point of such airport.
SB 331 Author: Cole, Criss
Caption: Relating to appropriating money for the construction of a state office building in Houston, Texas, and for the acquisition of a site therefor; authorizing the State Building Commission to accept donations of land for such site.
SB 337 Author: Cole, Criss
Caption: Relating to adding a new Article to the Insurance Code relating to escheat and unclaimed funds, providing that said Article shall be known as the "Unclaimed Funds Statute for Life Insurance Companies"; fixing an effective date; providing for penalties.
SB 376 Author: Cole, Criss
Caption: Relating to requiring payment of an additional license fee of One Dollar ($1) per vehicle for registration of any motor vehicle, trailer or semi-trailer; providing that revenues collected under this Act shall be used for the sole purpose or purchasing, constructing, maintaining and administering state parks and monuments; providing an effective date.
SB 439 Author: Cole, Criss
Caption: Relating to creating a conservation and reclamation district to be known as Clear Lake City Water Authority.
SB 443 Author: Cole, Criss
Caption: Relating to the time of reappointment and the period of qualifying of Notaries Public including new appointments for a new term of office in each odd numbered year.
SB 461 Author: Cole, Criss
Caption: Relating to authorizing the Texas National Guard Armory Board to convey certain lands in Harris County, Texas.
SB 488 Author: Cole, Criss
Caption: Relating to creating a conservation and reclamation district to be known as "Sagemont Municipal Utility District of Harris County, Texas".
SB 495 Author: Cole, Criss
Caption: Relating to increasing the compensation of court reporters in all counties having a population of one million (1,000,000) or more inhabitants.
SB 496 Author: Cole, Criss
Caption: Relating to authorizing full and complete consolidated, or master, indexes of real property records in counties having a population of 1,200,000 people, or more.
SB 497 Author: Cole, Criss
Caption: Relating to authorizing the Commissioners Court of counties having a population of 1,200,000, or more, people according to the latest Federal Census, to sell, lease, or otherwise dispose of personal property of said counties.
SB 517 Author: Cole, Criss
Caption: Relating to creating and establishing a conservation and reclamation district known as Harris County Water Control and Improvement District-Fondren Road.
SJR 24 Author: Cole, Criss
Caption: Relating to proposing a constitutional amendment to give the Legislature authority to provide for an additional motor vehicle registration fee not to exceed One Dollar ($1) per vehicle for the purpose of purchasing, constructing, maintaining and administering state parks and monuments; providing that any enabling legislation shall not be invalid because of their anticipatory character.
57th Regular Session
HB 7 Author: Cole, Criss | et. al.
Caption: Relating to defining and regulating the businesses of lending in amounts of Three Thousand ($3,000) or less.
HB 11 Author: Cole, Criss | et. al.
Caption: Relating to creating the University of Houston as a State-supported institute of higher education; providing for severability; providing an effective date.
HB 315 Author: Cole, Criss
Caption: Relating to regulating solicitation and collection of funds for charitable purposes; requiring registration of certain charitable organizations and professional fund raisers and solicitors; providing penalties.
HB 408 Author: Cole, Criss
Caption: Relating to amending Subsection 3(b) of Section 7, Article I, Chapter 470, Acts of the 45th Legislature, Regular Session, to provide that beneficiaries of auxillary employees covered by the Teacher Retirement System shall receive the same death benefits as beneficiaries of teachers.
HB 656 Author: Cole, Criss | et. al.
Caption: Relating to appropriating revenues accruing to Veterans Land Board Special Fund, No. 52 and any balance on hand in such fund to the General Land Office.
HB 676 Author: Cole, Criss
Caption: Relating to amending a certain Act relating to the operation of vending stands on State property by blind persons; authorizing the State Commission for the Blind to negotiate with heads of departments, boards or commissions and/or divisions of departments, boards or commissions for certain proceeds accruing from vending machines.
HB 683 Author: Cole, Criss
Caption: Relating to amend the Election Code of the State of Texas providing for the qualifications of supervisors of election.
HB 684 Author: Cole, Criss
Caption: Relating to amending the Election Code of the State of Texas providing for a uniform system of marking a ballot in all elections: By placing an X mark in the square beside the candidate's name.
HB 685 Author: Cole, Criss
Caption: Relating to amending the Texas Election Code providing for the qualifications of Watchers of Election.
HB 810 Author: Cole, Criss
Caption: Relating to amending a certain Statute providing that consolidated trust debentures issued by the Federal Intermediate Credit Bank and by the Bank of Cooperatives are lawful investment for fiduciary and trust funds in this State, and eligible security for public deposits where authorized.
HB 811 Author: Cole, Criss
Caption: Relating to amending the Texas Election Code eliminating the disqualification of a ballot where two or more names for the same office remain unscratched on a ballot.
HB 870 Author: Cole, Criss
Caption: Relating to amending the Penal Code of Texas relating to parents giving consent for the marriage of minors.
HB 925 Author: Cole, Criss
Caption: Relating to amending a certain Act relating to the use of certain devices for taking fish from certain waters of Brazoria, Harris, Galveston and Chamber Counties; providing penalties.
HB 926 Author: Cole, Criss
Caption: Relating to amending a certain Statute relating to the use and possession of seines or nets in certain waters.
57th 1st Called Session
HB 51 Author: Cole, Criss | et. al.
Caption: Relating to creating a conservation and reclamation district to be known as "Bayshore Municipal Utility District".
57th 3rd Called Session
HB 3 Author: Cole, Criss
Caption: Relating to amending certain Statutes defining and regulating the business of lending money at rates of interest exceeding ten percent per annum; to prohibit any person engaged in the business of making loans with cash advances of Eight Hundred Dollars ($800) or less from charging rates of interest exceeding ten per cent (10%) per annum unless such person is licensed; providing penalties; providing certain exemptions.
HB 59 Author: Cole, Criss | et. al.
Caption: Relating to authorizing certain cities to issue revenue bonds for the purpose of establishing, improving, enlarging, extending or repairing the airport or airports thereof, including the acquisition of land thereof, and containing provisions relating to such bonds and revenues pledged in payment thereof.
56th Regular Session
HB 58 Author: Cole, Criss | et. al.
Caption: Relating to the licensing and regulation of lenders engaged in the businesses of lending in amounts of less than $100 and $100 to $3,000 inclusive; providing an effective date.
HB 188 Author: Cole, Criss
Caption: Relating to providing for the maintenance, care and education of persons under the age of eighteen (18) years who are totally deaf and blind or totally blind and non-speaking.
HB 189 Author: Cole, Criss
Caption: Relating to amending certain statutes so as to provide a fee of 10% of the gross sales of Stock Transfer & Sales Tax Stamps.
HB 190 Author: Cole, Criss
Caption: Relating to providing that whenever negligence is a part or element of an offense it shall be necessary that the indictment, information, or complaint allege the act or acts relied upon to constitute negligence.
HB 194 Author: Cole, Criss | et. al.
Caption: Relating to making it unlawful to steal any oil and gas equipment or pipe line equipment or water well drilling equipment; making such offense a felony; prescribing punishment therefor.
HB 212 Author: Cole, Criss | et. al.
Caption: Relating to applying to certain independent school districts created by Special Act of the Legislature, operating under the General Laws; providing that in all such school districts the trustees thereof shall be voted upon and elected separately for positions on the Board of Trustees for said districts.
HB 236 Author: Cole, Criss
Caption: Relating to regulating the game and fish laws of this State with respect to the depletion and waste of the wildlife resources; providing a penalty; providing for the effective date of this Act.
HB 264 Author: Cole, Criss
Caption: Relating to the donation and bequest of human bodies and organs, members and parts thereof, for purpose of advancing medical science or for the replacement or rehabilitation of diseased or worn-out organs, members, and parts of the bodies of living humans.
HB 386 Author: Cole, Criss
Caption: Relating to amending certain acts to require the pleadings in all divorce suits to disclose the name, age, sex and residence of all children under eighteen (18) years of age born of the marriage sought to be dissolved, or legally adopted by the parties to the marriage sought to be dissolved.
HB 389 Author: Cole, Criss | et. al.
Caption: Relating to amending Harris County Road Law, providing for a minimum County road width, providing for regulating the acceptance, recording and maintenance of roads, providing that no plat or subdivision shall be filed unless the roads set out therein are of such width and constructed to certain specifications.
HB 485 Author: Cole, Criss | et. al.
Caption: Relating to amending the Harris County Road Law to provide for the taking of bids and proposals.
HB 504 Author: Cole, Criss | et. al.
Caption: Relating to amending certain statutes relating to the discontinuing of territory as a part of certain cities.
HB 689 Author: Cole, Criss | et. al.
Caption: Relating to amending certain acts relating to outstanding bonds of water control districts which have been annexed.
HB 717 Author: Cole, Criss
Caption: Relating to amending the Probate Code so as to provide for administration of estates of persons whose deaths shall be proved by circumstantial evidence satisfactory to the court but concerning whose death there is no direct evidence.
HB 845 Author: Cole, Criss | et. al.
Caption: Relating to amending certain acts by providing that the Texas Prison Board may exchange State-owned lands comprising the outer edge of Ramsey State Prison Farm for privately owned lands within Ramsey Prison Farm.
HB 846 Author: Cole, Criss
Caption: Relating to amending certain statutes relating to the corporation franchise tax.
HB 859 Author: Cole, Criss
Caption: Relating to authorizing the Commissioners Court of each county, acting by and through the County Auditor, or if there be no County Auditor then the County Treasurer, of such county, to place on time deposit with the depository bank for trust funds in the possession of County and District Clerks of such county that portion of the trust funds account estimated by the County Auditor or County Treasurer, as the case may be, as not required immediately to pay out all amounts in accordance with court orders.
HJR 6 Author: Cole, Criss | et. al.
Caption: Proposing an amendment giving the Legislature authority to classify loans and lenders, license and regulate lenders, define interest, fix maximum rates of interest, and provide for a maximum rate of interest of ten per centum (10%) per annum in the absence of legislation setting maximum rates of interest.
HJR 23 Author: Cole, Criss
Caption: Proposing an amendment providing a partial exemption of the value of residence homesteads of all persons sixty-five years of age or older from all ad valorem taxes levied by any county, city, town, school district or other political subdivision or instrumentality of the State.
56th 1st Called Session
HB 42 Author: Cole, Criss | et. al.
Caption: Relating to the licensing and regulation of lenders engaged in the businesses of lending in amounts of less than $100 and $100 to $3000 inclusive; providing an effective date.
56th 2nd Called Session
HB 43 Author: Cole, Criss | et. al.
Caption: Relating to the licensing and regulation of lenders engaged in the businesses of lending in amounts of less than $100 and $100 to $3,000 inclusive; providing an effective date.
56th 3rd Called Session
HB 30 Author: Cole, Criss | et. al.
Caption: Relating to the licensing and regulation of lenders engaged in the businesses of lending in amounts of less than $100 and $100 to $3,000 inclusive; providing an effective date.
55th Regular Session
HB 52 Author: Cole, Criss
Caption: Relating to aid to voters; amending the Texas Election Code so as to allow a voter who is entitled to assistance to select the person to assist him in preparing his ballot; providing for assistance to physically incapacitated voters where voting machines are used.
HB 229 Author: Cole, Criss
Caption: Relating to apportioning the State of Texas into Congressional Districts, naming the Counties and parts thereof composing the same, and providing for the election of a Member of the Congress of the United States from each District.
HB 254 Author: Cole, Criss | et. al.
Caption: Relating to amending certain Acts to permit the making of routine purchases and contracts not to exceed One Thousand Dollars ($1,000) without the taking of formal bids by Navigation Districts.
HB 400 Author: Cole, Criss
Caption: Relating to providing that two of the appointments by the Governor to the State Commission for the Blind to be two reputable blind citizens of the State, instead of having such appointments being made only from graduates of the Texas School for the Blind.
HB 417 Author: Cole, Criss | et. al.
Caption: Relating to amending the Texas Election Code by authorizing the authority holding an election, in counties where voting machines have been adopted, in its discretion to appoint a special canvassing board to count and make returns on absentee ballots, and prescribing procedures for absentee voting where a special canvassing board is appointed.
HB 425 Author: Cole, Criss | et. al.
Caption: Relating to authorizing cities to hold an election to authorize the use of proceeds of sale of bonds for other purposes where the purpose for which the bonds were voted has been accomplished by other means or has been abandoned.
HB 505 Author: Cole, Criss | et. al.
Caption: Relating to amending certain Acts so as to provide a fee of ten per cent of the total value of Stock Transfer & Sales Tax Stamps to be retained by the County Clerk and providing for certain reports to the Comptroller.
HB 609 Author: Cole, Criss
Caption: Relating to judgments affecting the custody and support of children in divorce cases.
HB 737 Author: Cole, Criss
Caption: Relating to making an appropriation to pay the principal due on a certain judgment obtained against the State of Texas by Hewit & Dougherty.
HB 738 Author: Cole, Criss | et. al.
Caption: Relating to providing for a Referee for Juvenile Courts in counties having a population of eight hundred and six thousand, seven hundred (806,700) or more.
HB 795 Author: Cole, Criss
Caption: Relating to providing that whenever negligence is alleged as a criminal offense, it shall be necessary that the indictment, information, or complaint to state that the particular act or omission relied on.
HB 817 Author: Cole, Criss
Caption: Relating to making it unlawful to steal any oil and gas equipment or pipe line equipment; making such offense a felony.
HB 948 Author: Cole, Criss | et. al.
Caption: Relating to validating Harris County Fresh Water Supply District No. 1-A of Harris County, Texas.
HJR 21 Author: Cole, Criss
Caption: Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of Texas relating to apportionment of the State into congressional districts.
54th Regular Session
HB 247 Author: Cole, Criss
Caption: Relating to providing that if any person who shall drive or operate an automobile or other motor vehicle upon the public roads, highways, streets, or alleys in this State while under the influence of a narcotic drug shall, through accident or mistake do an act which, if voluntarily done, would be a felony, shall receive punishment affixed to such felony offense, except under certain conditions.
HB 344 Author: Cole, Criss | et. al.
Caption: Relating to amending certain Statutes exempting certain boilers within the city limits of cities having a population of five hundred and seventy-five thousand or over, and school districts of five hundred thousand or over, from inspection, inspection fees, etc.
HB 345 Author: Cole, Criss
Caption: Relating to authorizing the Board of Supervisors of certain Fresh Water Supply Districts, either upon petition, or upon their own motion, order an election for the purpose of determining whether or not said existing District shall be divided into two (2) Districts, with two (2) Boards of Supervisors, or whether such Districts shall exclude territory described by metes and bounds in the order calling said election.
HB 521 Author: Cole, Criss
Caption: Relating to liens in connection with oil and mineral developments and operations; changing the period for filing of statements with the county clerk by journeymen, day laborers, and other persons from three months to six months after the indebtedness accrues.
HB 926 Author: Cole, Criss
Caption: Relating to amending certain Statutes requiring the State Board of Control to give preference to manufactured products of visually handicapped persons or workshops for the blind under certain circumstances.