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Select bill Bill Session Author & Sponsor Caption Committees Last action
HB 331 69-0 (1985) Author: Thompson, Gary Relating to the continuation and changing of the name of the State Commission for the Blind. House: Government Organization Referred to Government Organization
SB 195 69-0 (1985) Author: Sharp, John
Sponsor: Thompson, Gary
Relating to the continuation, membership, administration, programs, and finances of the State Commission for the Blind and to change of its name. House: Government Organization
Senate: Health & Human Resources
Effective on . . . . . . . . . .
SB 69 68-0 (1983) Author: Leedom, John
Sponsor: Barton, Erwin
Relating to the authority of the State Commission for the Blind to make or guarantee loans used to purchase technological aids necessary for the successful employment of visually handicapped persons. House: Human Services
Senate: Health & Human Resources
Reported from committee favorably without amendments
SB 816 68-0 (1983) Author: Brooks, Chet
Sponsor: Polk, Mary
Relating to the disposition of interest earned on certain funds deposited in the treasury by the State Commission for the Blind. House: Human Services
Senate: Health & Human Resources
Effective immediately
HB 1282 67-0 (1981) Author: Barton, Erwin
Sponsor: Jones, Grant
Relating to a supplemental appropriation to the State Commission for the Blind to pay for the purchase of case services for visually handicapped children. House: Appropriations
Senate: Finance
Reported from committee favorably without amendments
HB 1518 67-0 (1981) Author: Jones, Neal T. Relating to the State Commission for the Blind. House: Human Services
Senate: Human Resources
Referred to Committee on Human Resources
HCR 151 67-0 (1981) Author: McWilliams, Jim Requesting State Commission for the Blind to reconsider decision not to refer clients to the Lions Club Camp in Kerrville. House: Human Services Referred to Committee on Human Services
SB 953 67-0 (1981) Author: Snelson, W.E. "Pete"
Sponsor: Jones, Neal T.
Relating to the State Commission for the Blind; changing the title of Chapter 91, Human Resources Code, to read "Texas Commission for the Blind"; amending the Human Resources Code. House: Human Services
Senate: Human Resources
Committee laid on table subject to call
HB 2063 66-0 (1979) Author: Presnal, Bill Relating to abolition of the Governor's Coordinating Office for the Visually Handicapped and transer of its powers, duties, and functions. House: State Affairs Reported from subcommittee with substitute
HCR 203 66-0 (1979) Author: Waters, Ron
Sponsor: Schwartz, A.R. "Babe"
Expressing dissatisfaction with the operation of the Capitol coffee shop. Senate: Administration Scheduled for public hearing on . . . . . .
SB 1243 66-0 (1979) Author: Snelson, W.E. "Pete"
Sponsor: Presnal, Bill
Relating to membership, compensation, powers, duties, and responsibilities of the State Commission for the Blind and to membership on the Texas Committee on Purchase of Blind-Made Produts and Services; relating to educational programs for the blind or visually handicapped; placing certain duties on the Central Education Agency, the Texas Library and Historical Commission, and the Texas School for the Blind; abolishing the Governor's Coordinating Office for the Visually Handicapped. House: State Affairs
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Effective immediately
SCR 75 66-0 (1979) Author: Kothmann, Glenn
Sponsor: Bird, Ronald C.
Granting Sam D. Millsap permission to sue the state. House: Judiciary
Senate: Administration
Signed by the Governor
SCR 94 66-0 (1979) Author: Snelson, W.E. "Pete"
Sponsor: McBee, Susan Gurley
Authorizing continuation of interagency contracting arrangements between Legislative Council and State Commission for the Blind. Senate: Intergovernmental Relations Signed by the Governor
HCR 98 65-0 (1977) Author: Weddington, Sarah Granting City National Bank of Austin permission to sue the state and the State Commission for the Blind. House: Judicial Affairs Referred to Committee on Judicial Affairs
HCR 142 65-0 (1977) Author: Hill, Gerald
Sponsor: Doggett, Lloyd
Granting Congress Square Ltd. No. 1 permission to sue the state. House: Judicial Affairs
Senate: Administration
Signed by the Governor
SCR 63 65-0 (1977) Author: Doggett, Lloyd
Sponsor: Weddington, Sarah
Granting City National Bank of Austin permission to sue the State of Texas and the State Commission for the Blind. House: Judicial Affairs
Senate: Administration
Signed by Governor
SCR 104 65-0 (1977) Author: Snelson, W.E. "Pete"
Sponsor: McBee, Susan Gurley
Authorizing renewal of Interagency Contract between Texas Legislative Council and Commission for the Blind to fulfill federal requirements of statewide studies. House: Social Services
Senate: Administration
Signed by Governor
SCR 40 64-0 (1975) Author: Snelson, W.E. "Pete"
Sponsor: Moreno, Paul
Empowering the Texas Legislative Council to enter into such interagency contracts with the State Commission for the Blind as may be necessary and desirable to assist the State Commission for the Blind in fulfilling federal requirements for continuing statewide studies and to assure the appropriate involvement of federal funds in such studies; providing that the Texas Legislative Council Study Committee designated by the chairman of the council to direct the project be assisted by a citizens advisory commission of 10 members, 5 to be appointed by the lieutenant governor and 5 by the speaker of the house of representatives, who shall be chosen for their knowledge of the needs and problems of the handicapped and have such other qualifications as are necessary to comply with applicable federal law, regulations, or guidelines; providing that necessary travel and other expenses incidental to the operation of the study project be paid by the Texas Legislative Council from funds budgeted for this purpose under terms of the interagency contracts herein authorized. House: Social Services
Senate: Administration
Signed by Governor
HCR 204 63-0 (1973) Author: Tarbox, Elmer That the Texas Legislative Council be and is herby empowered to enter into interagency contracts with the State Commission for the Blind as may be necessary and desirable to assist the State Commission for the Blind in fulfilling federal requirements for continuing statewide studies and to assure the appropriate involvement of federal funds in such studies. House: Rules Referred to Committee on Rules
SB 392 63-0 (1973) Author: Snelson, W.E. "Pete"
Sponsor: McAlister, R.B.
Relating to qualifications for membership on the board of the State Commission for the Blind; prohibiting the appointment of individuals with private interests in the sale or furnishing of goods or services of the type provided through the State Commission for the Blind. House: Human Resources
Senate: State Affairs
90 Day Bill
SCR 118 63-0 (1973) Author: Snelson, W.E. "Pete" The Texas Legislative Council be and is hereby empowered to enter into such interagency contracts with the State Commission for the Blind as may be necessary and desirable to assist the State Commission for the Blind in fulfilling federal requirements for continuing statewide studies and to assure the appropriate involvement of federal funds in such studies. Filed without Governor's signature
SB 828 62-0 (1971) Author: Snelson, W.E. "Pete" | et. al.
Sponsor: Cavness, Don
Relating to authorizing the State Commission for the Blind to grant such easements and rights-of-way on behalf of the State of Texas as might be necessary for the proper construction and development of the Criss Cole Rehabilitation Center for the Blind in Austin, Travis County, Texas.
SB 830 62-0 (1971) Author: Snelson, W.E. "Pete"
Sponsor: Cavness, Don
Relating to services extended to handicapped persons by the State Commission for the Blind.
SCR 30 62-0 (1971)
Sponsor: Blanton, Jack
Requesting Study Committee for programs for the handicapped continue functioning during the duration of the inter-agency contract.
HCR 10 62-3 (1972) Author: Spurlock II, Joe Granting Louise O. Hammett permission to sue the State of Texas and the State Commission for the Blind.
HCR 16 62-4 (1972) Author: Spurlock II, Joe
Sponsor: Creighton, Tom
Granting Louise O. Hammett, individually and as administratrix of the estate of Penn B. Hammett, permission to sue the state and the State Commission for the Blind.
SB 209 61-0 (1969) Author: Cole, Criss 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 487 61-0 (1969) Author: Cole, Criss 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.
HB 184 59-0 (1965) Author: Floyd, Jr., Paul W. Relating to appropriating money for the improvement, expansion and operation of the State Commission for the Blind for the two-year period beginning September 1, 1965 and ending August 31, 1967.
HB 186 59-0 (1965) Author: Floyd, Jr., Paul W. Relating to requiring the State Commission for the Blind to keep certain records relating to the visually handicapped.
SB 34 59-0 (1965) Author: Cole, Criss Relating to the authority and responsibilities of and the records kept by the State Commission for the Blind.
SB 36 59-0 (1965) Author: Cole, Criss Relating to appropriating money for the improvement, expansion and operation of the State Commission for the Blind.
SB 527 59-0 (1965) Author: Cole, Criss Relating to the authority and responsibilities of and the records kept by the State Commission for the Blind.
SCR 74 59-0 (1965) Author: Cole, Criss Recalling S. B. No. 34 from the Governor's office and authorizing certain corrections.
SCR 118 59-0 (1965) Author: Cole, Criss Directing the State Commission for the Blind and the Texas Education Agency to study establishing a rehabilitation and adjustment training center.
HB 400 55-0 (1957) Author: Cole, Criss 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 879 51-0 (1949) Author: Isaacks, Samuel Jackson "Sam" Relating to authorizing the Executive Secretary-Director of the State Commission for the Blind to approve payrolls and other evidences of indebtedness for payment after policies covering such indebtedness have been authorized by the State Commission for the Blind; repealing all laws and parts of laws only to the extent of the conflict with the provisions of this Act.
SB 454 51-0 (1949) Author: Aikin, Jr., A.M. Relating to amending a previous Act, providing for the appointment and confirmation of members of the State Commission for the Blind; repealing all laws in conflict with this Act.
HB 347 49-0 (1945) Author: Fertsch, Marvin D. | et. al. Relating to establishing a Vocational Rehabilitation Division within the State Commission for the Blind.
HB 352 48-0 (1943) Author: Williamson, W. Albert "Cap" | et. al. Relating to amending certain Acts providing for the appointment and confirmation of members of the State Commission for the Blind.
HB 1089 46-0 (1939) Author: Alsup, Lon E. Relating to amending a certain Act to more adequately define the powers of the Governor of Texas in appointing the members of the State Commission for the Blind.
SB 462 46-0 (1939) Author: Van Zandt, Olan Rogers Relating to amending a certain Act so as to more adequately definine the powers of the Governor of Texas in appointing the members of the State Commission for the Blind; authorizing the Governor to appoint the Chairman thereof.
HB 1143 45-0 (1937) Author: Carssow, William Benton "Bill" Relating to making certain emergency appropriations out of the General Revenue of the State of Texas for the State Commission for the Blind Industrial Accident Board and for a cooling system for the balance of the fiscal year ending August 31, 1937.
HB 497 44-0 (1935) Author: Moore, Helen | et. al. Relating to making certain emergency appropriations out of the General Fund of the State of Texas for the State Commission for the Blind's Department for the balance of the fiscal year ending August 31, 1935.
HB 22 43-3 (1934) Author: Griffith, Arthur W. | et. al. Relating to making an emergency appropriation for the State Commission for the Blind; authorizing the State Commission for the Blind to employ an additional stenographer.
HB 844 42-0 (1931) Author: Van Zandt, Olan Rogers | et. al. Relating to creating a State Commission for the Blind to prepare and maintain a register of those blind persons living in the State of Texas in which is shown their conditions, cause of blindness, and capacity for education and industrial training.

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