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Legislation authored by Maurice S. Pipkin

Includes legislation with Maurice S. Pipkin as the primary author for the 34th through 60th 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.

60th Regular Session
HB 47 Author: Pipkin, Maurice Snow "Pip" | et. al.
Caption: Relating to amending certain acts so as to provide for the authorization, issuance and sale of bonds so as provide funds to call, redeem, and pay off outstanding bonds so as to eliminate the tolls, pledges of revenues, and covenants pertaining to the outstanding bonds, and the bridge facilities and make such bridge facilities available for free use by the public.
HB 397 Author: Pipkin, Maurice Snow "Pip" | et. al.
Caption: Relating to amending certain statute so as to provide for the authorization of the employment by counties of not more than five regular deputies, nor more than two additional deputies for special emergency aid to said regular deputies for county highway patrol work.
HB 420 Author: Pipkin, Maurice Snow "Pip" | et. al.
Caption: Relating to providing for the regulation, licensing, and taxing of horse racing and pari-mutuel wagering in this State.
HB 527 Author: Pipkin, Maurice Snow "Pip"
Caption: Relating to the information required to be shown in an abstract of judgment.
HB 528 Author: Pipkin, Maurice Snow "Pip"
Caption: Relating to amending certain statute so as to authorize the Central Education Agency to allot to Rehabilitation Districts exceptional teacher units and to allocate Foundation School Program Funds directly to such Rehabilitation Districts; providing for an effective date of this Act.
HB 617 Author: Pipkin, Maurice Snow "Pip" | et. al.
Caption: Relating to increasing certain commercial license fees; authorizing a program for market development for seafoods.
HB 618 Author: Pipkin, Maurice Snow "Pip" | et. al.
Caption: Relating to providing for the appointment of a tax assessor-collector for Cameron County Fresh Water Supply District No. 1 of Port Isabel, and providing for a change in the compensation of the supervisors of the district.
HB 673 Author: Pipkin, Maurice Snow "Pip"
Caption: Relating to administration of the ad valorem tax and improvement in the measurement of local school district ability to support the Foundation School Program; providing for penalties for violation of this Act.
HB 758 Author: Pipkin, Maurice Snow "Pip"
Caption: Relating to amending the Texas Miscellaneous Corporation Laws Act relating to the authority of certain corporations to borrow money and setting maximum interest rates thereon; prohibiting the plea or defense of usury in certain instances; providing exemptions.
HB 843 Author: Pipkin, Maurice Snow "Pip"
Caption: Relating to amending certain acts so as to provide that any contract executed by a Board of Park Commissioners which purports to obligate the County for an amount in excess of $15,000, or which extends beyond a period of 5 years, must be ratified by the Commissioners Court of such County.
HB 1017 Author: Pipkin, Maurice Snow "Pip"
Caption: Relating to amending the Insurance Code to provide that insurance companies, as defined herein, may be placed under supervision if, upon an examination or at any other time, it appears to the Commissioner of Insurance that any such insurance company be insolvent, or its condition be, in the opinion of the Commissioner, such as to render the continuance of its business hazardous to the public, or to holders of its policies or certificates of insurance, or if such insurance company appears to have exceed its powers or failed to comply with the law, as defined herein, or if any such company gives its consent, as defined herein.
HB 1018 Author: Pipkin, Maurice Snow "Pip"
Caption: Relating to amending the Insurance Code to provide protection for the loss claimant under all types of fire and casualty insurance coverage in the event of insolvency, liquidation, or bankruptcy of his insurance carrier by providing for a preference in the payment of his loss claim and by requiring insurance carriers writing fire and casualty insurance coverage to accumulate and maintain reserves for the payment of both loss claims and loss claim administrative expenses; providing for a civil suit for collection from insurance carriers in default.
HB 1029 Author: Pipkin, Maurice Snow "Pip"
Caption: Relating to creating and establishing a conservation and reclamation district comprising all the territory and property of Long Island, situated in Laguna Madre, immediately adjacent to the city of Port Isabel, Texas, to be known as Long Island Utility District.
HB 1122 Author: Pipkin, Maurice Snow "Pip"
Caption: Relating to amending certain acts so as to authorize certain navigation districts to acquire, construct, and own lands and all improvements incident to or necessary in the proper operation and development of said districts, ports or waterways.
HB 1184 Author: Pipkin, Maurice Snow "Pip"
Caption: Relating to establishment of El Robano Wildlife Sanctuary; prohibiting hunting and fishing in the sanctuary and closing the are to firearms and vehicles; prescribing penalties.
HB 1215 Author: Pipkin, Maurice Snow "Pip"
Caption: Relating to depositories for funds of certain water control and improvement districts under the control of city water boards.
59th Regular Session
HB 49 Author: Pipkin, Maurice Snow "Pip" | et. al.
Caption: Relating to providing for the regulation, licensing, and taxing of horse racing and pari-mutuel wagering in this state.
HB 205 Author: Pipkin, Maurice Snow "Pip"
Caption: Relating to amending certain statutes relative to the removal of disabilities of minors, so as to provide that all minors above the age of eighteen (18) years may have their disabilities of minority removed where it shall appear to their material advantage to do so.
HB 206 Author: Pipkin, Maurice Snow "Pip"
Caption: Relating to amending certain acts so as to make more certain the legislative intent to fully authorize municipalities to contract with public junior colleges in relation to the lease of buildings.
HB 465 Author: Pipkin, Maurice Snow "Pip"
Caption: Relating to defining the word audit as it applies to the examination of claims or accounts submitted to the Comptroller.
HB 466 Author: Pipkin, Maurice Snow "Pip"
Caption: Relating to providing that preference be given in State purchasing to certain products manufactured by organizations that train and employ mentally retarded or physically handicapped persons.
HB 467 Author: Pipkin, Maurice Snow "Pip"
Caption: Relating to authorizing an order for possession in forcible entry and detainer actions.
HB 519 Author: Pipkin, Maurice Snow "Pip" | et. al.
Caption: Relating to amending certain Acts so as to redefine the term "permanently and totally disabled" as used in this Act.
HB 638 Author: Pipkin, Maurice Snow "Pip" | et. al.
Caption: Relating to amending certain Acts relating to additional compensation authorized to be paid by the Commissioners Court of certain counties to the County Attorney for performing duties of District Attorney.
HB 848 Author: Pipkin, Maurice Snow "Pip"
Caption: Relating to the amount of bond required before issuance of a writ of attachment.
HB 1016 Author: Pipkin, Maurice Snow "Pip"
Caption: Relating to powers and functions of Rehabilitation Districts for handicapped persons.
HB 1049 Author: Pipkin, Maurice Snow "Pip"
Caption: Relating to the election of the supervisors of the Cameron County Fresh Water District No. 1.
HB 1163 Author: Pipkin, Maurice Snow "Pip"
Caption: Relating to the election of the supervisors of the Cameron County Fresh Water Supply District No. 1 of Port Isabel, Texas.
58th Regular Session
HB 109 Author: Pipkin, Maurice Snow "Pip" | et. al.
Caption: Relating to amending Texas Shrimp Conservation Act to clarify the research, investigations and studies to be conducted by and under the direction of the Game and Fish Commission; prescribing certain penalties and forfeitures.
HB 135 Author: Pipkin, Maurice Snow "Pip"
Caption: Relating to creating in the office of the Governor a Division of Finance and Administration; providing for an effective date for this Act.
HB 166 Author: Pipkin, Maurice Snow "Pip" | et. al.
Caption: Relating to Real property; providing for Formation of Condominium Regimes.
HB 167 Author: Pipkin, Maurice Snow "Pip" | et. al.
Caption: Relating to authorizing establishment of Rehabilitation Districts to provide education, training, special services and guidance for handicapped persons.
HB 168 Author: Pipkin, Maurice Snow "Pip" | et. al.
Caption: Relating to fishing in Laguna Madre in Cameron County.
HB 318 Author: Pipkin, Maurice Snow "Pip"
Caption: Relating to fixing a maximum salary for court reporters in judicial districts composed of two counties, one of which has a population of not less than one hundred and fifty thousand (150,000) and not more than two hundred thousand (200,000) and either of which borders on the Republic of Mexico.
HB 344 Author: Pipkin, Maurice Snow "Pip" | et. al.
Caption: Relating to providing for the election of school trustees in independent school districts of one thousand (1,000) or more scholastics.
HB 405 Author: Pipkin, Maurice Snow "Pip"
Caption: Relating to removing certain exemptions from the Limited Sales, Excise and Use Tax.
HB 629 Author: Pipkin, Maurice Snow "Pip"
Caption: Relating to providing for the retaining of a fee by issuing agents, who are not employees of the Game and Fish Commission for issuing Commercial Fisherman's Licenses, Commercial Fishing Boat Licenses, licenses for shooting resorts, licenses for shooting preserves and non-resident hunting licenses.
HB 639 Author: Pipkin, Maurice Snow "Pip" | et. al.
Caption: Relating to making it unlawful except under the provisions of this Act, for any person to hunt, take, kill or attempt to hunt, take or kill, or possess, any game bird or game animal, fur-bearing animal or fish in Cameron, Jim Wells, Hidalgo and Starr Counties, including the waters of the Laguna Madre, but excluding the waters of the Gulf of Mexico, at any time; providing a penalty.
HB 860 Author: Pipkin, Maurice Snow "Pip"
Caption: Relating to providing for the limiting of hours of labor and the prescribing of wages for overtime labor for certain female employees including employees of banking institutions.
HB 930 Author: Pipkin, Maurice Snow "Pip"
Caption: Relating to the temporary registration of certain commercial motor vehicles; providing a penalty.
HB 932 Author: Pipkin, Maurice Snow "Pip"
Caption: Relating to authorizing any consolidated independent school district heretofore created by the consolidation of two (2) independent school districts and having fourteen thousand (14,000) or more scholastics according to the last preceding scholastic census to fix the term of office of school trustees; providing for the date of election.
HB 987 Author: Pipkin, Maurice Snow "Pip" | et. al.
Caption: Relating to making the requirements governing advertising for bids by navigation districts coming within the purview of the Act conform with the requirements governing advertising for bids by counties and cities of this State.
HB 988 Author: Pipkin, Maurice Snow "Pip" | et. al.
Caption: Relating to authorizing navigation districts coming within the purview of the Act to contract for improvements to be paid for in partial payments as the work progresses not to exceed the contract price of the total amount of work done under contract.
HB 1051 Author: Pipkin, Maurice Snow "Pip"
Caption: Relating to providing for certain power and authority of Boards of Trustees or Boards of Regents of public junior colleges in relation to libraries, library buildings, and other buildings including the power and authority to enter into lease and rental agreements with certain municipalities.
HB 1087 Author: Pipkin, Maurice Snow "Pip" | et. al.
Caption: Relating to appropriating One Hundred Thousand Dollars ($100,000) to the House of Representatives and Sixty Thousand Dollars ($60,000) to the Senate for per diem, other salaries and wages, consumable supplies and materials, current and recurring operating expenses, capital outlay, and other necessary expenses.
57th Regular Session
HB 112 Author: Pipkin, Maurice Snow "Pip" | et. al.
Caption: Relating to authorizing establishment of special school districts to provide education for handicapped persons.
HB 177 Author: Pipkin, Maurice Snow "Pip" | et. al.
Caption: Relating to creating Rio Grande Palms Water District, and abolishing Cameron County Water Control and Improvement District; providing for a Board of Directors to control and exercise the District's powers.
HB 311 Author: Pipkin, Maurice Snow "Pip" | et. al.
Caption: Relating to amending a certain Act relating classifications pertaining to resident student status.
HB 361 Author: Pipkin, Maurice Snow "Pip" | et. al.
Caption: Relating to providing a procedure for service of process on certain non-residents invovled in accidents or collisions involving watercraft.
HB 426 Author: Pipkin, Maurice Snow "Pip"
Caption: Relating to amending Section 4 of H. B. No. 753, Acts of the 52nd Legislature, Regular Session, as amended, authorizing the exemption of all medical, surgical, technical equipment and supplies provided by the Texas State Department of Health to Local Public Health Units, Local Public Health Laboratories, state institutions, and non-profit institutions, contributing to the promotion and maintenance of public health by the usage of such medical, surgical, technical equipment and supplies administered by the State Health Department from system of accounting and placing responsibility for State property upon the Department.
HB 427 Author: Pipkin, Maurice Snow "Pip"
Caption: Relating to amending Rule 54a of Article 4477, Vernon's Texas Civil Statutes, providing for an increase in the fees for certified copies of vital records issued by the State Registrar of Vital Statistics; providing fees for the filing of new birth certificates based on adoption, legitimation, and paternity determination; providing the time this Act shall take effect.
HB 428 Author: Pipkin, Maurice Snow "Pip"
Caption: Relating to amending Section 6 of S. B. No. 75, Acts of the 49th Legislature, Regular Session, providing allocation of fees collected by the State Health Department for registration of livestock remedies; appropriating funds.
HB 576 Author: Pipkin, Maurice Snow "Pip" | et. al.
Caption: Relating to amending a certain Civil Statute providing that the clerk or judge of the court shall determine the amount of bond upon issuance of attachments against realty and that bond amounts on personalty attachments shall not exceed double the value of property attached or the plaintiff's debt, whichever is less.
HB 630 Author: Pipkin, Maurice Snow "Pip" | et. al.
Caption: Relating to enabling certain navigation districts to enact ordinances, rules, and regulations for the purpose of protecting their properties and of promoting health; providing penalties.
HB 965 Author: Pipkin, Maurice Snow "Pip"
Caption: Relating to declaring certain areas of Laguna Madre in the counties of Cameron, Willacy, Kleberg, and Nueces in the State of Texas, to be the "Laguna Madre Wildlife Management Area."
HB 966 Author: Pipkin, Maurice Snow "Pip"
Caption: Relating to amending the Insurance Code including insurers liable under marine insurance policies, and to clarify the provisions with respect to the furnishing of a certified copy of a death certificate where such a certificate is required.
57th 1st Called Session
HB 35 Author: Pipkin, Maurice Snow "Pip" | et. al.
Caption: Relating to providing additional revenue for the support of the state government; relating to amending a certain Statute to provide for a Retail Sales and Use Tax; providing an effective date; levying an excise tax on the sale and use of lubricating oils.
HB 108 Author: Pipkin, Maurice Snow "Pip" | et. al.
Caption: Relating to authorizing establishment of Rehabilitation Districts to provide education, training, special services and guidance for handicapped persons; providing for their financing and administration.
57th 3rd Called Session
HB 56 Author: Pipkin, Maurice Snow "Pip" | et. al.
Caption: Relating to authorizing establishment of rehabilitation districts to provide education, training, special services and guidance for handicapped persons; providing for its financing and administration.
56th Regular Session
HB 12 Author: Pipkin, Maurice Snow "Pip" | et. al.
Caption: Relating to enacting the "Texas Shrimp Conservation Act"; providing for the conservation and protection of the shrimp resources of Texas; providing and declaring penalties for commission of unlawful acts; providing an effective date; providing for fines, imprisonment and/or both upon conviction of an unlawful act.
HB 338 Author: Pipkin, Maurice Snow "Pip"
Caption: Relating to amending certain statutes so as to provide that the files and records of Navigation Districts coming within the purview of said Acts shall not be open to the inspection or copy by other persons than parties interested and their attorneys except upon order of a District Court.
HB 339 Author: Pipkin, Maurice Snow "Pip"
Caption: Relating to amending certain statutes so as to authorize navigation districts coming within the purview of this Act to own lands partly within and partly without or wholly within and wholly without the boundaries of any incorporated city, town or village and providing that such lands not included within the boundaries of any such city, town or village on the effective date of this Act or at the time of their acquisition by such district can only be annexed by any such city, town or village with the consent of such district.
HB 340 Author: Pipkin, Maurice Snow "Pip"
Caption: Relating to amending certain acts so as to authorize certain Navigation Districts to employ an independent certified public accountant or firm of independent certified public accountants for the purpose of making a complete audit of the books and records of such District.
HB 422 Author: Pipkin, Maurice Snow "Pip"
Caption: Relating to persons not included within the meaning of the terms "motor carrier" and "contract carrier".
HB 722 Author: Pipkin, Maurice Snow "Pip"
Caption: Relating to amending certain acts by providing that the Texas Council on Migrant Labor may accept gifts and donations.
HB 737 Author: Pipkin, Maurice Snow "Pip" | et. al.
Caption: Relating to amending certain acts relating to the County Court at Law of Cameron County.
HB 762 Author: Pipkin, Maurice Snow "Pip"
Caption: Relating to amending certain statutes so as to set the discount on cigarette stamps allowed to distributors at one per cent (1%) of the face value.
HB 765 Author: Pipkin, Maurice Snow "Pip"
Caption: Relating to regulating the inspection and canning of tomatoes; providing penalties.
HB 919 Author: Pipkin, Maurice Snow "Pip" | et. al.
Caption: Relating to defining the judicial districts of the State; fixing an effective date of this Act.
55th Regular Session
HB 34 Author: Pipkin, Maurice Snow "Pip" | et. al.
Caption: Relating to the construction, acquisition and equipment of buildings and other plant facilities by junior college districts.
HB 244 Author: Pipkin, Maurice Snow "Pip" | et. al.
Caption: Relating to amending certain Statutes relative to fees of clerks of the District Courts.
HB 359 Author: Pipkin, Maurice Snow "Pip" | et. al.
Caption: Relating to transferring a certain tract of land located on Brazos Island in Cameron County from the General Land Office to the Texas State Parks Board; reserving the mineral estate.
HB 391 Author: Pipkin, Maurice Snow "Pip" | et. al.
Caption: Relating to amending certain Acts by providing for two-year terms of Park Commissioners of eligible counties and adding a new section providing that any bonds issued under said Chapter shall be authorized by the Commissioners Court of the county.
HB 657 Author: Pipkin, Maurice Snow "Pip" | et. al.
Caption: Relating to authorizing Texas insurance, casualty, and indemnity companies to invest funds in revenue obligations of Texas navigation or port districts.
HB 669 Author: Pipkin, Maurice Snow "Pip"
Caption: Relating to amending certain Statutes designating legal holidays.
HJR 23 Author: Pipkin, Maurice Snow "Pip"
Caption: Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of Texas to provide that the Legislature shall create a State Medical Education Board, a State Medical Scholarship Fund, from which grants, loans or scholarships may be made to students desiring to study medicine; providing that such students shall agree to practice in rural areas or State Hospitals or Special Schools and Homes of this State.
54th Regular Session
HB 228 Author: Pipkin, Maurice Snow "Pip" | et. al.
Caption: Relating to amending certain Acts by excepting from definitions of "Motor Carrier" and "Contract Carrier" and exempting from such provisions persons transporting fresh iced fish or shellfish from coastal production-landing points to packing or freezing plants not more than seventy-five (75) miles inland form such coastal production-landing points upon the filing of certain insurance.
HB 317 Author: Pipkin, Maurice Snow "Pip" | et. al.
Caption: Relating to providing for the reappropriation of funds heretofore appropriated for the construction and equipment of State Hospitals for tuberculosis patients to replace the State's facilities at Weaver Baker Sanatorium; appropriating funds heretofore or hereafter granted by the Federal Government or any State agency for this purpose.
HB 402 Author: Pipkin, Maurice Snow "Pip" | et. al.
Caption: Relating to amending certain Acts so as to provide that the practice in the County Court at Law of Cameron county and the Appeals and Writs of Error therefrom shall conform to laws relating to county courts.
HB 448 Author: Pipkin, Maurice Snow "Pip" | et. al.
Caption: Relating to amending certain Statutes relating to liens of mechanics, contractors, and materialmen, so as to extend the definition of the word "improvement" to include application of chemicals to trees, crops or range land.
HB 576 Author: Pipkin, Maurice Snow "Pip" | et. al.
Caption: Relating to defining certain words, terms, phrases, imposing a tax on the sale, use and consumption of cigars providing tax shall be evidences by affixiation of stamps purchased from Treasurer.
HB 791 Author: Pipkin, Maurice Snow "Pip"
Caption: Relating to providing for the fixing of a lien upon crops by one who has applied chemicals thereto under contract with the owner; providing for priority of such lien; defining terms; specifying procedures and method of enforcement; providing that property covered by lien shall not be sold unless lien holder consents or has been given notice; providing that lien holder may take possession and sell property covered by lien under certain circumstances; declaring this Act severable.
HB 880 Author: Pipkin, Maurice Snow "Pip" | et. al.
Caption: Relating to providing for the appointment of court interpreters in certain Judicial Districts; providing for payment of salaries to such interpreters; repealing all laws in conflict.
53rd Regular Session
HB 53 Author: Pipkin, Maurice Snow "Pip"
Caption: Relating to amending certain Statues so as to provide for the appointment of Judges of the Corporation Courts in cities, towns and villages not incorporated under special charter nor incorporated under or adopting or amending their charters, commonly known and referred to as the "Home Rule Amendment."
HB 243 Author: Pipkin, Maurice Snow "Pip" | et. al.
Caption: Relating to amending certain Acts by providing for the approval and registering of airports and airport sites; providing for State enforcement of laws against reckless operation of aircraft; providing for notice, hearing and judicial review of orders, acts, rules and regulations of the Aeronautics Commission; providing penalties.
HB 569 Author: Pipkin, Maurice Snow "Pip"
Caption: Relating to prescribing the minimum and maximum salary to be paid the Judge of the County Court of Law of Cameron County.
HB 664 Author: Pipkin, Maurice Snow "Pip"
Caption: Relating to authorizing certain provisions in resolutions authorizing the issuance of revenue bonds by navigation districts.
53rd 1st Called Session
HB 40 Author: Pipkin, Maurice Snow "Pip" | et. al.
Caption: Relating to making an appropriation to the Department of Public Safety for payment of the salary of an additional Radio Dispatcher at its Harlingen Station.