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HB 146 85-0 (2017) Author: Davis, Sarah Relating to the use of supplemental nutrition assistance program benefits by electronic benefits transfer. House: Human Services Referred to Human Services
HB 3646 85-0 (2017) Author: Larson, Lyle Relating to the appointment of the commissioner of agriculture. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 3952 85-0 (2017) Author: Phillips, Larry
Sponsor: Perry, Charles
Relating to suspension of the activities of the Texas Grain Producer Indemnity Board. House: Agriculture & Livestock
Senate: Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs
Effective on 9/1/17
SB 1983 85-0 (2017) Author: Miles, Borris Relating to the creation of the Texas Urban Agricultural Innovation Authority. Senate: Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs Referred to Agriculture, Water, & Rural Affairs
HB 1202 84-0 (2015) Author: Muñoz, Jr., Sergio Relating to the creation of the community nutrition program policy advisory council. House: Agriculture & Livestock Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 2504 84-0 (2015) Author: Phillips, Larry | et. al. Relating to the operation and functions of the Texas Grain Producer Indemnity Board. House: Agriculture & Livestock Laid on the table subject to call
HB 3983 84-0 (2015) Author: González, Mary Relating to the Global Agricultural Innovation Institute program administered by the Department of Agriculture. House: Agriculture & Livestock Committee report sent to Calendars
SB 1099 84-0 (2015) Author: Estes, Craig | et. al.
Sponsor: Phillips, Larry
Relating to the operation and functions of the Texas Grain Producer Indemnity Board. House: Agriculture & Livestock
Senate: Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs
Effective immediately
SB 1616 84-0 (2015) Author: Lucio, Jr., Eddie Relating to the composition of the Texas Water Development Board. Senate: Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs Referred to Agriculture, Water, & Rural Affairs
SB 1749 84-0 (2015) Author: Hinojosa, Juan | et. al.
Sponsor: Martinez, Armando
Relating to citrus pest and disease management. House: Agriculture & Livestock
Senate: Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs
Effective on 9/1/15
SB 1866 84-0 (2015) Author: Zaffirini, Judith | et. al. Relating to an award program to recognize school nutrition program excellence. Senate: Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs Referred to Agriculture, Water, & Rural Affairs
HB 533 83-0 (2013) Author: Lozano, J. M. | et. al. Relating to a development of a workforce investment partnership in rural areas. House: Economic & Small Business Development Placed on General State Calendar
HB 1135 83-0 (2013) Author: Villarreal, Mike
Sponsor: Uresti, Carlos
Relating to a study conducted by the Texas Department of Transportation regarding the production of and use of native seeds. House: Agriculture & Livestock
Senate: Transportation
Left pending in committee
HB 1308 83-0 (2013) Author: Darby, Drew Relating to certain economic development programs administered by the Department of Agriculture. House: Agriculture & Livestock Postponed
HB 1494 83-0 (2013) Author: King, Tracy
Sponsor: Hinojosa, Juan
Relating to certain regulatory programs administered by the Department of Agriculture; providing penalties; imposing fees. House: Agriculture & Livestock
Senate: Agriculture, Rural Affairs & Homeland Security
See remarks for effective date
HB 1891 83-0 (2013) Author: Gonzales, Larry Relating to the authority of the commissioner of agriculture to approve the testing and sale of certain aviation gasoline. House: Agriculture & Livestock Left pending in committee
HB 2778 83-0 (2013) Author: Darby, Drew Relating to the official cotton growers boll weevil eradication foundation. House: Agriculture & Livestock Companion considered in lieu of in committee
SB 818 83-0 (2013) Author: Duncan, Robert
Sponsor: Darby, Drew
Relating to boll weevil eradication activities and programs. House: Agriculture & Livestock
Senate: Agriculture, Rural Affairs & Homeland Security
Effective immediately
SB 1433 83-0 (2013) Author: Hinojosa, Juan Relating to certain regulatory programs administered by the Department of Agriculture; providing penalties; imposing fees. Senate: Agriculture, Rural Affairs & Homeland Security Left pending in committee
SJR 13 83-0 (2013) Author: Eltife, Kevin | et. al.
Sponsor: Larson, Lyle
Proposing a constitutional amendment limiting to two the number of consecutive terms for which a person may be elected or appointed to hold certain state offices. House: State Affairs
Senate: State Affairs
Reason for vote recorded in Journal
HB 334 82-0 (2011) Author: Miller, Sid Relating to the establishment of the Texas Livestock Care Standards Advisory Committee. House: Agriculture & Livestock Referred to Agriculture & Livestock
HB 643 82-0 (2011) Author: Rodriguez, Eddie | et. al. Relating to summer nutrition programs provided for by school districts. House: Agriculture & Livestock Left pending in committee
HB 1912 82-0 (2011) Author: Bonnen, Dennis Relating to transferring the Texas Department of Rural Affairs to the Office of Rural Affairs within the Department of Agriculture and abolishing the board of the Texas Department of Rural Affairs. House: Government Efficiency & Reform Left pending in committee
HB 1982 82-0 (2011) Author: Callegari, Bill Relating to transferring the Texas Department of Rural Affairs to the Office of Rural Affairs within the Department of Agriculture, abolishing the board of the Texas Department of Rural Affairs, and establishing an advisory council. House: Government Efficiency & Reform Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 2335 82-0 (2011) Author: Hardcastle, Rick Relating to motor fuel quality and testing. House: Agriculture & Livestock Laid on the table subject to call
HB 2414 82-0 (2011) Author: Miles, Borris Relating to the continuation of the Healthy Food Advisory Committee. House: Public Health Placed on General State Calendar
HB 2550 82-0 (2011) Author: Elkins, Gary Relating to the process under which state agencies and other entities are periodically reviewed under the Texas Sunset Act. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 2669 82-0 (2011) Author: Miles, Borris Relating to the creation of an advisory committee to study urban farming. House: Agriculture & Livestock Withdrawn from schedule
HB 2996 82-0 (2011) Author: Miles, Borris
Sponsor: Estes, Craig
Relating to the creation of the Texas Urban Agricultural Innovation Authority. House: Agriculture & Livestock
Senate: Agriculture & Rural Affairs
Vetoed by the Governor
HB 3166 82-0 (2011) Author: Callegari, Bill Relating to the licensing and regulation of architecture, engineering, interior design, landscape architecture, and land surveying by the Texas Board of Professional Services and the abolition of the Texas Board of Professional Engineers, the Texas Board of Architectural Examiners, and the Texas Board of Professional Land Surveyors. House: Government Efficiency & Reform Committee report sent to Calendars
SB 89 82-0 (2011) Author: Lucio, Jr., Eddie | et. al.
Sponsor: Rodriguez, Eddie
Relating to summer nutrition programs provided for by school districts. House: Agriculture & Livestock
Senate: Education
Effective on 9/1/11
SB 893 82-0 (2011) Author: Whitmire, John
Sponsor: Hardcastle, Rick
Relating to motor fuel quality and testing. House: Agriculture & Livestock
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective on 9/1/11
SB 1080 82-0 (2011) Author: Williams, Tommy Relating to transferring the Texas Department of Rural Affairs to the Office of Rural Affairs within the Department of Agriculture and abolishing the board of the Texas Department of Rural Affairs. Senate: Agriculture & Rural Affairs Referred to Agriculture & Rural Affairs
SB 1454 82-0 (2011) Author: Lucio, Jr., Eddie Relating to the membership and duties of the interagency obesity council. Senate: Health & Human Services Left pending in committee
HB 1580 81-0 (2009) Author: Flynn, Dan | et. al.
Sponsor: Hegar, Glenn
Relating to the continuation and functions of the board of directors of the official cotton growers' boll weevil eradication foundation and the management of certain cotton in pest management zones. House: Agriculture & Livestock
Senate: Government Organization
Effective immediately
HB 2312 81-0 (2009) Author: Gattis, Dan Relating to the creation of a rural economic development and investment program. House: Agriculture & Livestock Placed on General State Calendar
HB 4578 81-0 (2009) Author: Martinez, Armando Relating to the establishment of the official citrus producers' pest and disease management corporation; providing penalties. House: Agriculture & Livestock Placed on General State Calendar
HJR 53 81-0 (2009) Author: Homer, Mark | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment to replace the attorney general on the legislative redistricting board with the commissioner of agriculture. House: Redistricting Committee report sent to Calendars
SB 343 81-0 (2009) Author: Nelson, Jane | et. al.
Sponsor: McReynolds, Jim
Relating to the creation of an advisory committee to study the retail availability of healthy foods in certain underserved areas of this state. House: Public Health
Senate: Health & Human Services
Effective immediately
SB 344 81-0 (2009) Author: Nelson, Jane | et. al.
Sponsor: Gonzalez Toureilles, Yvonne
Relating to the establishment of an advisory committee to study the acceptance at farmers markets of food stamps and benefits under the women, infants, and children supplemental food program. House: Public Health
Senate: Agriculture & Rural Affairs
Committee report sent to Calendars
SB 1004 81-0 (2009) Author: Hegar, Glenn Relating to the continuation and functions of the board of directors of the official cotton growers' boll weevil eradication foundation. Senate: Government Organization Committee report printed and distributed
SB 1528 81-0 (2009) Author: Shapleigh, Eliot Relating to advertising to promote good health by certain persons who advertise food or beverages in public schools. Senate: Education Referred to Education
SB 1779 81-0 (2009) Author: Hinojosa, Juan
Sponsor: Martinez, Armando
Relating to the establishment of the official citrus producers' pest and disease management corporation; providing penalties. House: Agriculture & Livestock
Senate: Agriculture & Rural Affairs
Placed on General State Calendar
SJR 41 81-0 (2009) Author: Duncan, Robert Proposing a constitutional amendment to replace the attorney general on the legislative redistricting board with the commissioner of agriculture. Senate: State Affairs Committee report printed and distributed
SB 34 80-0 (2007) Author: Nelson, Jane Relating to a nutrition policy for public schools. Senate: Education Referred to Education
SB 1428 79-0 (2005) Author: Duncan, Robert | et. al.
Sponsor: Swinford, David
Relating to the establishment of a statewide maintenance program for boll weevil and pink bollworm eradication. House: Agriculture & Livestock
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective on 9/1/05
HB 1039 77-0 (2001) Author: Homer, Mark | et. al. Relating to the ratification of the Southern Dairy Compact; providing civil penalties. House: Agriculture & Livestock Left pending in committee
HB 1711 77-0 (2001) Author: Hawley, Judy | et. al. Relating to the boll weevil eradication program. House: Agriculture & Livestock Left pending in committee
SB 717 77-0 (2001) Author: Duncan, Robert
Sponsor: Hawley, Judy
Relating to the boll weevil eradication program. House: Agriculture & Livestock
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective immediately
SB 631 76-0 (1999) Author: Duncan, Robert
Sponsor: Walker, Gary | et. al.
Relating to the boll weevil eradication program. House: Agriculture & Livestock
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective immediately
SB 449 75-0 (1997) Author: Madla, Frank Relating to the transfer of certain powers and duties of the Texas Feed and Fertilizer Control Service to the commissioner of agriculture. Senate: Natural Resources Referred to s/c on Agriculture by President
HJR 111 71-0 (1989) Author: Gibson, Bruce Proposing a constitutional amendment relating to the commissioner of agriculture. House: Government Organization Pending in committee
HB 642 70-0 (1987) Author: Cooper, Anne Relating to the appointment by the governor of the commissioner of agriculture. House: Government Organization Referred to Government Organization
SB 1258 70-0 (1987) Author: Edwards, Chet Relating to the creation of an agricultural diversification program to be administered by the commissioner of agriculture. Senate: State Affairs Reported favorably with substitute
HB 2181 69-0 (1985) Author: Geistweidt, Gerald Relating to the office of the commissioner of agriculture. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 228 67-0 (1981) Author: Sarpalius, Bill
Sponsor: Keese, Bill
Relating to the regulation of alcohol fuels and certain alcohol-producing equipment, to coordination of activities and information relative to agriculturally derived fuels and alcohol fuels and to certain powers and duties of the Commissioner of Agriculture; providing enforcement procedures; authorizing appropriations; providing a penalty. House: Agriculture & Livestock
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective on . . . . . . . . . .
HB 151 67-1 (1981) Author: Wieting, Leroy J.
Sponsor: Snelson, W.E. "Pete"
Relating to control of agricultural diseases and pests. House: Agriculture & Livestock
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective immediately
HB 304 66-0 (1979) Author: Jones, Luther
Sponsor: Price, Bob
Relating to a family farm and ranch security program to encourage loans for farm and ranch real estate; authorizing the issuance of general obligation bonds of the state; and authorizing state guarantees of loans for farm and ranch real estate purchases. House: Agriculture & Livestock
Senate: State Affairs
Filed without the Governor's signature
HB 978 66-0 (1979) Author: Keese, Bill Relating to the disclosure of foreign investment and corporate investment in agricultural land in Texas. House: Agriculture & Livestock Referred to subcommittee
SCR 63 66-0 (1979) Author: Patman, W.N. "Bill"
Sponsor: Green, Forrest
Directing the Commissioner of Agriculture to establish a task force to examine the problem of grain dust explosions. House: Agriculture & Livestock
Senate: Natural Resources
Considered by committee in public hearing
HJR 40 65-0 (1977) Author: Jones, Luther
Sponsor: Sherman, Max
Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to provide for the guarantee of loans used to purchase farm real estate. House: Constitutional Amendments
Senate: Natural Resources
Reported from committee favorably
HB 1346 64-0 (1975) Author: Hubenak, Joe A.
Sponsor: Sherman, Max
Relating to grading of livestock by the commissioner of agriculture. House: Agriculture & Livestock
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective immediately
HB 1909 64-0 (1975) Author: Garcia, A. C. "Tony" Relating to the creation of the position of the State Apiarist in the Department of Agriculture and transferring the powers and duties of the state entomologist and that pertain to honey bees to the Department of Agriculture. House: Agriculture & Livestock Reported from committee favorably without amendments
HCR 61 63-0 (1973) Author: Clayton, Bill
Sponsor: Hightower, Jack
Requesting the Agriculture Commissioner John White to make an immediate study of brand registration laws in force in surrounding states and report his findings and recommendations to the 63rd Legislature within 60 days or less. House: Agriculture & Livestock
Senate: Natural Resources
Filed without Governor's signature
SCR 44 63-0 (1973) Author: Hightower, Jack
Sponsor: Finnell, Charles
Requesting Agriculture Commissioner John White to make immediate study of brand registration laws in force in surrounding states and report his findings and recommendations to the 63red Legislature within 30 days. House: Agriculture & Livestock
Senate: Administration
Laid on the table subject to call
HB 518 62-0 (1971) Author: Jones, Delwin Relating to rules and regulations concerning feedlot operators.
HB 1197 62-0 (1971) Author: Calhoun, Frank Relating to the creation of the position of state apiarist in the Department of Agriculture and transferring the powers and duties of the state entomologist that pertain to honey bees to the Department of Agriculture.
HB 1465 62-0 (1971) Author: Blythe, W.J. "Bill" Relating to the abolition of the Texas Animal Health Commission and the transfer of all powers, duties, functions, property, funds, equipment, files, records and papers of the abolished agency to the commissioner of agriculture.
SB 457 62-0 (1971) Author: Watson, Murray
Sponsor: Salter, Robert
Relating to the rules and regulations that the Commissioner of Agriculture may make concerning certain types of seeds.
SB 757 62-0 (1971) Author: Herring, Charles
Sponsor: Jungmichel, Charles
Relating to regulating the use of the term "Texas Agricultural Product" and symbols connected with that term.
SCR 79 62-0 (1971) Author: Connally, Wayne | et. al.
Sponsor: Von Dohlen, Tim
Creating special legislative committee to serve as liaison between State agencies in working to solve problems created by drought.
HB 960 60-0 (1967) Author: Mutscher, Gus F. Relating to amending certain acts so as to authorize the issuance of "stop-sale" orders in connection with violations; authorizing the Commissioner of Agriculture to promulgate rules and regulation.
HB 64 58-0 (1963) Author: McIlhany, Grainger Walter | et. al. Relating to regulating the distribution, sale, or transportation of insecticides, fungicides, rodenticides, defoliants, desiccants, plant regulators, nematocides, and other economic pesticides and devices.
HB 921 58-0 (1963) Author: Alaniz, John C. Relating to providing that the Commissioner of Agriculture, Comptroller of Public Accounts, State Treasurer, and the Commissioner of the General Land Office shall hereafter be appointed by the Governor, with the advice and consent of the Senate, rather than elected.
HJR 75 58-0 (1963) Author: Alaniz, John C. Relating to proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the Governor to appoint the Comptroller of Public Accounts, the State Treasurer, the Commissioner of the General Land Office, and the Commissioner of Agriculture; proposing an amendment to a certain Article of the Constitution to exclude therefrom the offices of the Comptroller of Public Accounts, the State Treasurer, the Commissioner of the General Land Office.
SB 267 58-0 (1963) Author: Harrington, D. Roy Relating to authorizing the Commissioner of Agriculture to provide inspection, grading and classification of certain agricultural products, and to enter into cooperative agreements in connection with such inspecting, grading or classification and to issue certificates specifying the grade or quality of such products so graded, classified or inspected.
SB 296 58-0 (1963) Author: Bates, Sr., James S. "Jim" Relating to the bonding and licensing of dealers in citrus fruit in the State of Texas; prescribing penalties for the violation of this act.
HB 265 57-0 (1961) Author: McIlhany, Grainger Walter Relating to amending a certain Statute providing that the Commissioner of Agriculture shall fix and collect fees for treating all weights, scales, beams and any kind of instruments or mechanical devices for weighing or measuring; providing a penalty for violation of Act.
HB 266 57-0 (1961) Author: McIlhany, Grainger Walter Relating to amending a certain Statute providing fee amounts collected from the inspection of and certificate issuance to public weighers shall be deposited in the State Treasury to the credit of the Special Department of Agriculture Fund.
HB 267 57-0 (1961) Author: McIlhany, Grainger Walter | et. al. Relating to authorizing the Commissioner of Agriculture to certify certain agricultural commodity organizations as representatives of the producers of such commodities.
HB 830 57-0 (1961) Author: Jarvis, Ben E. | et. al. Relating to providing necessary authority and responsibility for the Commissioner of Agriculture to prescribe rules, regulations, conduct inspections, establish grades, classify rose plants, cuttings and bushes; provide for a fee for issuance of certificate of authority; providing for a "Stop Sale" Order; providing for a penalty.
SB 400 57-0 (1961) Author: Calhoun, Jr., C. Galloway Relating to providing necessary authority and responsibility for the Commissioner of Agriculture to prescribe rules, regulations, conduct inspections, establish grades, classify rose plants, cuttings, bushes and shipments thereof sold or offered to be sold within the State of Texas; providing for a penalty.
HB 237 56-0 (1959) Author: Tunnell, Byron M. | et. al. Relating to amending certain statutes dealing with the inspection of nurseries, florists, florist items, nursery stocks, nursery products, cut flowers, and allied products; penalty for violation.
SB 72 56-0 (1959) Author: Wood, Bill D. Relating to amending certain articles dealing with inspection of Nurseries, Florists, Florist items, Nursery Stocks, Nursery products, cut flowers, and allied products.
SB 380 56-0 (1959) Author: Moffett, George Clarence "Cotton" Relating to Livestock Auction Markets; fixing a penalty; making an appropriation.
HB 172 55-0 (1957) Author: de la Garza, II, Eligio "Kika" | et. al. Relating to repealing certain acts relative to cabbage inspection law.
HB 488 55-0 (1957) Author: Ellis, Jr., John Taylor | et. al. Relating to amending certain Acts by eliminating the requirement that the enforcement of the inspection program be self-financing.
HB 489 55-0 (1957) Author: Ellis, Jr., John Taylor | et. al. Relating to amending the "Co-Operative Financing Plan" by eliminating the requirement that the enforcement of the inspection program be self-financing.
SB 32 55-0 (1957) Author: Rogers, Andrew J. "Andy" Relating to regulating the handling and sale of chicken eggs within this state; placing administration of the Act in the Commissioner of Agriculture; prescribing offenses and penalties.
SB 124 55-0 (1957) Author: Hudson, Hubert R. Relating to repealing certain Acts by removing cabbage from standardization and inspection by the Commissioner of Agriculture.
SJR 7 55-0 (1957) Author: Bracewell, Jr., Joseph Searcy Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of Texas fixing the term of office of the Governor, Attorney General, Comptroller of Public Accounts, Treasurer, Commissioner of the General Land Office, and Commissioner of Agriculture at four years.
HB 55 54-0 (1955) Author: Garrett, Gustin "Gus" | et. al. Relating to amending Statutes to prevent fraud in the sale of agricultural insecticides and fungicides; providing for analysis by an approved commercial laboratory or the State Chemist; providing for a registration fee.
HB 168 54-0 (1955) Author: Parish, Harold Burton Relating to amending Statutes prescribing the duties of the Chief Deputy Commissioner of Agriculture; providing a saving clause.
HB 212 54-0 (1955) Author: Garrett, Gustin "Gus" Relating to establishing a new section to the pink bollworm law authorizing the Commissioner of Agriculture to establish a Seven Dollar and Fifty Cent ($7.50) per bale surety from each cotton grower in the State of Texas, conditioned upon the good faith performance of the requirements of this Act, and in furtherance of the Commissioners enforcement thereof.
HB 366 54-0 (1955) Author: Spilman, Wade Fetzer | et. al. Relating to amending certain Statutes by permitting the Commissioner of Agriculture of the State of Texas to enter into a cooperative agreement, for the purposes set forth therein regarding the inspection and grading of fruits and vegetables, with any Texas firm, corporation or association organized for that purpose (which firms, corporations and associations, and all inspectors shall be licensed in accordance with standards and rules prescribed by the Commissioner of Agriculture) and/or the United States Department of Agriculture.
HB 367 54-0 (1955) Author: Spilman, Wade Fetzer | et. al. Relating to amending certain Acts concerning the inspection of citrus fruits.
HB 368 54-0 (1955) Author: Spilman, Wade Fetzer | et. al. Relating to amending certain Acts by permitting the Commissioner of Agriculture of the State of Texas to enter into a Co-operative Agreement, for the purposes set forth therein relating to the grading and inspection of tomatoes, with any Texas firm, corporation or association organized for that purpose (which firms, corporations, and associations, and all inspectors shall be licensed in accordance with standards and rules prescribed by the Commissioner of Agriculture) and/or the United States Department of Agriculture.
HB 369 54-0 (1955) Author: Spilman, Wade Fetzer | et. al. Relating to amending certain Acts providing for inspection of cabbages.
HB 741 54-0 (1955) Author: Patten, Robert | et. al. Relating to expanding the marketing opportunities for Texas poultry; to authorize and direct the Commissioner of Agriculture, when requested by processors, sellers or buyers of poultry being processed for marketing, to cause inspections be made of said poultry for wholesomeness; to authorize the Commissioner of Agriculture to issue rules and regulations to effectuate said inspections; to authorize the Commissioner of Agriculture to set fees for said inspection services so as to make said inspection services self financing; to make an appropriation of fees collected hereunder; providing a saving clause.
HB 764 54-0 (1955) Author: Garrett, Gustin "Gus" | et. al. Relating to establishing a new section to the pink bollworm law as now embodied in the Penal Code of Texas, authorizing the Commissioner of Agriculture to establish a Ten Dollar per bale surety from each cotton grower in the State of Texas, conditioned upon the good faith performance of the requirements of this Act, and in furtherance of the Commissioner's enforcement thereof; providing for the standard to be required of such bond; authorizing the Commissioner to supervise the method of selection of a depository for the funds received under the provisions of this Act; providing for appropriate forfeiture; providing for supplemental rules and regulations by the Commissioner; providing that this Act shall be cumulative of all other laws; providing for a severability clause.
HB 806 54-0 (1955) Author: Lieck, Jr., Charles J. Relating to regulating the operations of poultry processing establishments, establishing a system of inspection for wholesomeness of poultry and poultry products, making an appropriation; providing for severability; repealing all conflicting laws.
HB 827 54-0 (1955) Author: Saul, Charles Leroy Relating to providing for the establishment of standards of quality in marketing of eggs, for the grading of eggs, that the Commissioner of Agriculture be designated the official responsible for establishing and enforcing the regulations, authorizing an inspection fee for penalties and violations of regulations and providing for certain exemptions and the initial financing of the program.
SB 328 54-0 (1955) Author: McDonald, Warren Swann Relating to improvement of the marketing opportunities of sweet potatoes grown in Texas and to the protection of consumers of sweet potatoes by a prompt and efficient program for inspection and classification of sweet potatoes at reasonable cost; providing a savings clause.
SB 434 54-0 (1955) Author: Rogers, Andrew J. "Andy" Relating to providing for the establishment of standards of quality in marketing of eggs, and for the grading of eggs; that the Commissioner of Agriculture be designated the official responsible for establishing and enforcing the regulations; authorizing an inspection fee for penalties and violations of regulations; and providing for certain exemptions.
HB 96 53-0 (1953) Author: Stewart, Vernon James Relating to repealing Acts relative to the potato industry; abolishing inspections by Commissioner of Agriculture.
HB 97 53-0 (1953) Author: Stewart, Vernon James Relating to amending certain Statutes concerning contributions for expenses of inspection and grading of citrus fruit.
HB 98 53-0 (1953) Author: Stewart, Vernon James Relating to amending certain Statutes authorizing contributions to be received from dealers and shippers for inspecting and grading services; relating to inspection and grading of tomatoes.
HB 99 53-0 (1953) Author: Stewart, Vernon James Relating to amending certain Statutes concerning cabbage standardization and inspection.
HB 100 53-0 (1953) Author: Stewart, Vernon James Relating to amending certain Statutes providing for certain inspection tax to be paid to Commissioner of Agriculture in regard to the sale of agriculture seed.
HB 196 53-0 (1953) Author: Zivley, Lamar A. Relating to repealing the article making the Commissioner of Agriculture an ex-officio member of the Board of Directors of the Agricultural and Mechanical College of Texas.
HB 926 53-0 (1953) Author: Wood, Bill D. Relating to amending certain Statutes to permitt the Commissioner of Agriculture to enter into reciprocal agreements with responsible officers of other states.
SB 74 53-0 (1953) Author: McDonald, Warren Swann Relating to amending Statutes so as to permit the Commissioner of Agriculture to enter into reciprocal agreements with responsible officers of other States to ship nursery stock into the State.
SB 353 53-0 (1953) Author: McDonald, Warren Swann Relating to amending certain Statutes so as to permit the Commissioner of Agriculture to enter into reciprocal agreements with responsible officers of other States on shipments of nursery stock.
HB 138 53-1 (1954) Author: Bates, Sr., James S. "Jim" Relating to permitting the Commissioner of Agriculture of the State of Texas to enter into a cooperative agreement, for the certification of grades of fruit and vegetables other than citrus fruit and potatoes, with any Texas firm, corporation or association organized for that purpose, and/or the United States Department of Agriculture.
HB 140 53-1 (1954) Author: Bates, Sr., James S. "Jim" Relating to amending certain Acts so as to empower the Commissioner of Agriculture of the State of Texas to enter into a cooperative agreement, for purposes relative to contributions for inspecting and grading services in regard to inspection of cabbage, with any Texas firm, corporation or association organized for that purpose, and/or the United States Department of Agriculture.
HB 141 53-1 (1954) Author: Bates, Sr., James S. "Jim" Relating to amending certain Acts so as to empower the Commissioner of Agriculture of the State of Texas to enter into a cooperative agreement, for purposes relative to amounts of contributions for inspecting and grading services in regard to tomatoes, with any Texas firm, corporation or association organized for that purpose, and/or the United States Department of Agriculture.
HB 142 53-1 (1954) Author: Bates, Sr., James S. "Jim" Relating to amending certain Statutes so as to permit the making, entering into, and fulfilling cooperative agreements for the purpose of making available the inspection of agricultural products and citrus fruits and financing thereof.
HB 144 53-1 (1954) Author: Bates, Sr., James S. "Jim" Relating to amending certain Statutes so as to permit the Commissioner of Agriculture of the State of Texas to enter into a cooperative agreement, for purposes of inspection of citrus fruit, with any Texas firm, corporation or association organized for that purpose, and/or the United States Department of Agriculture.
HB 562 52-0 (1951) Author: Stump, William R. "Bill" Relating to amending certain Articles relative to the sale of feeding stuff.
HB 662 52-0 (1951) Author: McIlhany, Grainger Walter Relating to reappropriating the unencumbered funds of "The 2, 4-D License Fund" to the Commissioner of Agriculture; appropriating the fees to be collected under the above law to the Commissioner of Agriculture.
HB 35 51-0 (1949) Author: Wisener, Jack K. Relating to providing for a vegetable plant certification procedure in the State of Texas; providing a penal clause.
HB 701 51-0 (1949) Author: Williamson, W. Albert "Cap" Relating to providing for the registration of all antifreeze sold in this State with the Commissioner of Agriculture, in accordance with certain standards; providing a penalty; providing a severability clause.
HB 826 51-0 (1949) Author: Norton, Jr., James L. | et. al. Relating to provide for appointment and compensation of Dairy Inspectors by the Commissioner of Agriculture.
HB 56 50-0 (1947) Author: Moore, W.T. "Bill" | et. al. Relating to abolishing the office of Commissioner of Agriculture and Department of Agriculture; transferring all powers, duties and authorities heretofore imposed by law in the Commissioner of Agriculture and Department of Agriculture to the Agricultural and Mechanical College of Texas; providing for the repeal of all existing statutory provisions and existing laws in conflict with this Act; providing for the retention of all laws relating to agriculture not in conflict herewith.
HB 523 50-0 (1947) Author: Peters, Donald I. Relating to the "Watermelon Standardization and Inspection Act" to be effective during the Texas Watermelon Marketing Season as defined in the Act; providing for the standardization of watermelons by means of compulsory inspection, grading, classification, and marking thereof under the authority of the Commissioner of Agriculture of the State of Texas; providing penalties for violation of this Act; making certain exclusions; making this Act cumulative of all laws now on the Statues of the State of Texas; repealing all Statues or parts of Statues directly in conflict herewith.
HB 762 50-0 (1947) Author: Kilgore, Joe Madison | et. al. Relating to amending a previous Act, providing for the standardization of citrus fruits grown in Texas; repealing laws in conflict.
HB 195 48-0 (1943) Author: Stubbs, John Peter | et. al. Relating to providing for the disposal of State-owned jacks and stallions, and the payment of expenses incurred in connection with such disposal; making an appropriation.
HB 215 48-0 (1943) Author: Evans, Roger Q. | et. al. Relating to amending Article pertaining to Weights and Measures; providing for the promulgation of specifications, tolerances, and the regulations for commercial weighing and measuring devices, etc; repealing all laws in conflict herewith; providing for a saving clause.
SB 92 48-0 (1943) Author: Mauritz, Fred Relating to repealing certain Acts by providing for the disposal of State owned jacks and stallions.
SB 17 47-0 (1941) Author: Metcalfe, Penrose B. Relating to abolishing the office of Commissioner of Agriculture and Department of Agriculture.
HB 753 46-0 (1939) Author: McDonald, Sr., William Thomas | et. al. Relating to abolishing the office of Commissioner of Agriculture and Department of Agriculture.
SB 111 46-0 (1939) Author: Stone, Albert Relating to amending a certain Act; providing for certain safeguards for the purchasers of seed produced outside of Texas and shipped into Texas; providing penalties.
SB 333 46-0 (1939) Author: Kelley, Rogers Relating to authorizing and making it the duty of the Commissioner of the Agriculture to establish, maintain and enforce a quarantine against any dangerous insect pest or plant disease not heretofore widely distributed within the State.
SB 411 46-0 (1939) Author: Kelley, Rogers Relating to defining coloring matter and its composition, manufacture, sale and use in connection with citrus fruit.
HB 653 45-0 (1937) Relating to making it the duty of the Commissioner of Agriculture of the State of Texas to control and/or eradicate the Mexican fruit fly in the State of Texas; providing penalties.
HB 12 45-1 (1937) Relating to providing and giving to the Commissioner of Agriculture certain authority relating to State-owned jacks and stallions and the lease thereof.
SB 56 44-0 (1935) Author: Neal, Jim Relating to eliminating compulsory inspection of fruits other than citrus, and vegetables other than potatoes; providing for the adoption of United States grades for certain fruits and vegetables, and the promulgation of additional grades giving the Commissioner of Agriculture authority to enter into a cooperative agreements with the United States Department of Agriculture.
HB 298 43-0 (1933) Author: Alsup, Lon E. | et. al. Relating to amending certain statute relating to the farming industry.
HB 623 43-0 (1933) Author: Leonard, Homer Lakerby Relating to protecting the purchasers and consumers of fruits and vegetables, by prescribing methods by which such fruits and vegetables may be identified as to grade and pack.
HB 539 42-0 (1931) Author: Westbrook, Lawrence | et. al. Relating to requiring the Commissioner of Agriculture to gather, compile, and disseminate statistical information relating to farm areas, crop acreages, natural resources, and products thereof; providing penalties for incorrect information; providing an appropriation of five thousand dollars ($5000).
HB 91 41-0 (1929) Author: Shelton, Edgar Poe Relating to providing for the regulation of gins, ginners, ginning; the licensing of ginners; prescribing the conditions of a ginner's bond; providing for proper packing, wrapping, marking, and providing for weighing of seed and lint cotton and cottonseed, and keeping a record of same; providing for the collection of license fees to be used by the Commissioner of Agriculture for the enforcement of this Act; providing penalties. House: Agriculture
HB 140 41-2 (1929) Author: Hornaday, Emery Polk | et. al. Relating to authorizing the Commissioner of Agriculture to establish, maintain and enforce quarantine regulations to protect the agricultural and horticultural interests of this State against the importation of dangerous insect pests and plant diseases; providing penalties.
SB 158 41-2 (1929) Author: Parr, Archer "Archie" Relating to promoting the commercial potato growing industry in Texas; making it a misdemeanor to remove inspection placards or to violate any provision of this Act, and fixing a penalty therefor.
HB 7 40-0 (1927) Author: Montgomery, William Rogers | et. al. Relating to prohibiting the sale or offer of sale of diseased, unripe, over-ripe or frost damaged citrus fruit; fixing a penalty.
SB 69 40-0 (1927) Author: Westbrook, Ed Relating to authorizing the Commissioner of Agriculture to establish, maintain and enforce quarantine regulations to protect the agricultural and horticultural interests of this State against infestation by insect pests and plant diseases; providing penalties.
HB 2 39-0 (1925) Author: Veatch, John H. | et. al. Relating to abolishing the Markets and Warehouse Department and the Weights and Measurements Department, conferring all authority, powers, duties, functions, rights and liabilities of the Commissioner of Markets and Warehouses and of said Markets and Warehouse Department and Weights and Measures Department upon the Commissioner of Agriculture. House: State Affairs
SB 325 39-0 (1925) Author: Murphy, Sr., Charles Alfred Relating to authorizing the establishment of a co-operative credit association for the purpose of promoting thrift among their members, of providing the members with loans for productive or remedial purposes at reasonable rates of interest, of fostering the co-operative spirit. Senate: State Affairs
HB 7 38-0 (1923) Author: Melson, John McCullough | et. al. Relating to abolishing the Markets and Warehouse Department and the Weights and measures Department, conferring all authority, powers, duties, functions, rights and liabilities of the Commisioner of Markets and Warehouses and of said Markets and Warehouse Department and Weights and Measures Department upon the Commissioner of Agriculture.
HB 82 38-0 (1923) Author: Baker, Oscar D. "O.D." | et. al. Relating to abolishing the Live Stock Sanitary Commission of the State of Texas and the office of each and every member thereof; conferring the authority, power, duties, functions, rights and liabilities of said Commission and the members thereof upon the Commissioner of Agriculture of the State of Texas.
HB 148 38-0 (1923) Author: Culp, Isaac W. | et. al. Relating to providing for the collection, compilation and publishing of information, statistics and data relating to agriculture, horticulture, live stock, manufacturing and other industries and enterprises to be accomplished through the tax assessor and the Department of Agriculture.
HB 154 38-0 (1923) Author: Lewis, A. L. Relating to licensing and regulating commission merchants.
HB 163 38-0 (1923) Author: Pope, Walter Elmer "Uncle Elmer" Relating to the measuring, counting, carrying, grading, weighing or classing of any oil, cotton, wool, sugar, hides, wood, coal, grain, livestock, fruits, vegetables, farm product, or other thing, article or commodity sold, stored, bartered, given in payment, or offered for ale, exchange, storage, shipment or delivery, providing that each incorrect measure, count, weight, grade or class shall constitute a separate offense, and repealing all laws or parts of laws in conflict herewith, and prescribing a penalty for violation of the same.
HB 202 38-0 (1923) Author: Stell, James W. "Jim" | et. al. Relating to creating a marketing and price recommending commission.
HB 18 37-0 (1921) Author: Veatch, John H. | et. al. Relating to a certain Act abolishing the Markets and Warehouse Department and Weights and Measures Department; conferring all authority, powers, duties, functions, rights and liabilities upon the Commissioner of Agriculture.
HB 86 37-0 (1921) Author: Stewart, B. J. | et. al. Relating to a certain Act abolishing the Live Stock Sanitary Commission; conferring the authority to the Commissioner of Agriculture of this State.
HB 192 37-0 (1921) Author: Williams, Newton Barber "Newt" Relating to a certain Act regarding the correct classification of cotton by cotton buyers.
HB 199 37-0 (1921) Author: Davis, John | et. al. Relating to a certain Act regarding marketing and classification of farm products, etc.
HB 288 37-0 (1921) Author: Veatch, John H. | et. al. Relating to a certain Act regarding the conferring of the duties of Commissioner of Agriculture upon the Dairy and Food Commissioner.
HB 503 37-0 (1921) Author: Melson, John McCullough | et. al. Relating to amend a certain Act prescribing the duties of the Commissioner of Agriculture.
SB 5 37-0 (1921) Author: Clark, Isaac Edgar Relating to repealing chapter 6, Title 65, Revised Statutes 1911, relative to the election of a Commissioner of Agriculture.
SB 57 37-0 (1921) Author: McMillin, Dan Scott | et. al. Relating to the abolishing of the Department of Markets and Warehouses and the Weights and Measures Department; providing for the transfer of the duties of the two departments to the Department of Agriculture.
HB 2 37-1 (1921) Author: Melson, John McCullough | et. al. Relating to abolishing the Markets and Warehouse Department and the Weights and Measures Department.
HB 4 37-1 (1921) Author: Melson, John McCullough Relating to transfer the duties of regulating traffic in petroleum products to Commissioner of Agriculture.
HB 29 37-1 (1921) Author: Stevenson, James W. | et. al. Relating to conferring the duties, etc., of the Commissioner of Agriculture upon the Agricultural and Mechanical College.
HB 15 36-0 (1919) Author: Thompson, R. D. Relating to repealing chapter and title of certain statute providing for the election of a Commissioner of Agriculture, prescribing his qualifications, duties and location and term of his office; providing that all duties, functions and services required by said chapter and title to be performed and rendered by the Commissioner of Agriculture shall, from and after the taking effect of this Act, be rendered and performed so far as may be practiceable and necessary by the Agricultural & Mechanical College of Texas, and that this Act take effect and be in force from and after January 1, 1921.
HB 123 36-0 (1919) Author: McDowra, R. L. Relating to amending certain statutes relating to duties of the Commissioner of Agriculture.
HB 142 36-0 (1919) Author: Davis, John Relating to amending certain statute relating to the duties of the Commissioner of Agriculture and tax assessors, requiring them to take certain agricultural statistics upon blanks and forms to be furnished by the Commissioner of Agriculture, fixing the time and manner of taking such statistics, fixing their compensation, prescribing the time and manner of paying the same, fixing penalties for the failure of the assessors to comply with the provision of this Act, and prescribing penalties on all persons, firms or corporations, failing or refusing to give the information desired when called on to do so by the tax assessor.
HB 143 36-0 (1919) Author: Davis, John Relating to amending certain statute vesting the control, management and supervision of said law in the Commissioner of Agriculture, by conferring the authority heretofore vested in the Commissioner of Insurance and Banking and the Board of Supervisors of Warehouses upon the Commissioner of Agriculture.
HB 144 36-0 (1919) Author: Davis, John Relating to regulating the sale of and defining agricultural seeds and mixed seeds; requiring their proper labeling; prohibiting mixture of seeds unless so labeled; designating an officer for the enforcement of the law; providing for the expense and enforcement of the law, and fixing penalties for its violation.
HB 147 36-0 (1919) Author: McDowra, R. L. | et. al. Relating to amending certain statute vesting the control, management and supervision of said law in the Commissioner of Agriculture, by conferring the authority heretofore vested in the Commissioner of Insurance and Banking and the Board of Supervisors of Warehouses upon the Commissioner of Agriculture; providing that this Act shall take effect and be in force from and after September 1, 1919.
HB 584 36-0 (1919) Author: Tillotson, Leonard E. | et. al. Relating to preventing the introduction into and dissemination within this State of insect pests and diseases injurious to plants and plant products of this State, and prescribing the powers and duties of the Commissioner of Agriculture, and making an appropriation for the purpose of carrying out the provisions of said Act.
SB 223 36-0 (1919) Author: Dayton, George W. Relating to rewriting, amending and repealing certain statutes relating to the election, qualification, and duties of the Commissioner of Agriculture. Senate: Agricultural Affairs
SB 227 36-0 (1919) Author: Parr, Archer "Archie" Relating to amending certain statute relating to the regulation, growing and marketing of fruits and vegetables, by adding a section exempting the onion growers from the provisions of said Act. House: Agriculture
Senate: Agricultural Affairs
SB 243 36-0 (1919) Author: Clark, Isaac Edgar Relating to amending certain statute providing for the election of a Commissioner of Agriculture, prescribing his qualifications, duties and location and term of his office; providing that all duties, functions and services required by said statute to be performed and rendered by the Commissioner of Agriculture shall from and after the taking effect of this Act, be rendered and performed so far as may be practical and necessary by the Agricultural and Mechanical College of Texas. Senate: Agricultural Affairs
SB 68 36-3 (1920) Author: Dayton, George W. | et. al. Relating to declaring the Pink Bollworm a pest and providing for its eradication and destruction.
HB 88 35-0 (1917) Author: Thompson, R. D. Relating to repealing the statute providing for the election of a Commissioner of Agriculture, abolishing the position.
HB 144 35-0 (1917) Author: Terrell, George Butler | et. al. Relating to providing for the administration of the warehouse law by the Commissioner of Agriculture; prohibiting the cutting of the bagging and taking of samples by any person other than a bonded ginner; prescribing penalties.
HB 297 35-0 (1917) Author: Terrell, George Butler | et. al. Relating to the duties of the Commissioner of Agriculture and Tax Assessors, requiring them to collect certain agricultural statistics; fixing penalties for failure to comply or refusal to give the requested information.
HB 466 35-0 (1917) Author: Moore, John R. Relating to transferring management of the Agricultural and Mechanical College from the Commissioner of Agriculture to the Board of Directors of the Agricultural and Mechanical College.
HB 661 35-0 (1917) Author: Terrell, George Butler | et. al. Relating to vesting the duty of administering the permanent warehouse law in the Commissioner of Agriculture.
HB 775 35-0 (1917) Author: Clark, Henry | et. al. Relating to the compensation and duties of the Commissioner of Agriculture.
SB 282 35-0 (1917) Author: McNealus, James Clayton | et. al. Relating to preventing the introduction into and the dissemination of insect pests and diseases injurious or harmful to plants and plant products.
SB 398 35-0 (1917) Author: Woodward, W. Scott Relating to amending certain laws relating to the duties of the Commissioner of Agriculture and Tax Assessors.
SB 420 35-0 (1917) Author: Dayton, George W. Relating to amending certain laws relating to the salary and compensation for expenses of the Commissioner of Agriculture.
HB 202 34-0 (1915) Author: Tinner, Sam W. Relating to amending certain laws defining the duties of the Commissioner of Agriculture and to provide for the dissemination of information useful to agricultural and horticultural industries by publication of bulletins under the direction of the Board of Directors of the Agricultural and Mechanical College of Texas.
SB 81 34-0 (1915) Author: Conner, Robert P. Relating to amending a certain Statute relating to the qualifications of the Commissioner of Agriculture.
HB 278 33-0 (1913) Author: Tillotson, Leonard E. | et. al. Relating to the election and qualification of the Commissioner of Agriculture
SB 382 33-0 (1913) Author: Conner, Robert P. Relating to amending article 4435 of the Revised Statutes, as to the qualifications of the Commissioner of Agriculture.
SB 74 31-1 (1909) Relating to making it the duty of the Commissioner of Agriculture to inquire into the present system of irrigation as applied to the rice industry and other products, the character of rates and contracts used on irrigating canals, to make public his report from time to time and to transmit same to the Governor and the Legislature, giving him power and authority to employ an engineer and expert to assist him when necessary in said work.
SB 183 30-0 (1907) Relating to creating in the Department of Agriculture of Texas, a Bureau of Cotton Statistics; prescribing the duties of the Commissioner of Agriculture, the county clerks, public ginners, and prescribing penalties for the violation of this act.

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