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HB 978 86-0 (2019) Author: Beckley, Michelle | et. al. Relating to certain statutory changes to reflect and address same-sex marriages and parenting relationships and to the removal of provisions regarding the criminality or unacceptability of homosexual conduct. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
HB 1223 86-0 (2019) Author: VanDeaver, Gary Relating to the creation and enforcement of a criminal offense relating to interference with child custody and to the prosecution of child custody offenses. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 2157 86-0 (2019) Author: Middleton, Mayes | et. al. Relating to equal parenting orders in suits affecting the parent-child relationship. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 2514 86-0 (2019) Author: Martinez, Armando
Sponsor: Zaffirini, Judith
Relating to the appointment of an individual qualified to conduct a child custody evaluation. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/19
HB 3121 86-0 (2019) Author: Bowers, Rhetta Relating to an interim study of suits affecting the parent-child relationship in cases involving abuse and other harmful conduct engaged in by a party. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues Comm. report sent to Local & Consent Calendar
SB 153 86-0 (2019) Author: Rodríguez, José Relating to certain statutory changes to reflect and address same-sex marriages and parenting relationships and to the removal of provisions regarding the criminality or unacceptability of homosexual conduct. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 2203 86-0 (2019) Author: Fallon, Pat | et. al. Relating to equal parenting orders in suits affecting the parent-child relationship. Senate: State Affairs Co-author authorized
HB 453 85-0 (2017) Author: White, James | et. al. Relating to equal parenting orders in suits affecting the parent-child relationship. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues Referred to Juvenile Justice & Family Issues
HB 573 85-0 (2017) Author: Thompson, Senfronia | et. al. Relating to certain statutory changes to reflect and address same-sex marriages and parenting relationships and to the removal of provisions regarding the criminality or unacceptability of homosexual conduct. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 834 85-0 (2017) Author: Parker, Tan
Sponsor: Birdwell, Brian
Relating to regulating the custody transfer of an adopted child; creating a criminal offense. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/17
HB 1501 85-0 (2017) Author: Thompson, Senfronia
Sponsor: Rodríguez, José
Relating to child custody evaluations; creating an offense. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/17
HB 3883 85-0 (2017) Author: White, James Relating to interference with possession of or access to a child; providing penalties. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues Referred to Juvenile Justice & Family Issues
SB 251 85-0 (2017) Author: Rodríguez, José Relating to certain statutory changes to reflect and address same-sex marriages and parenting relationships and to the removal of provisions regarding the criminality or unacceptability of homosexual conduct. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 1236 85-0 (2017) Author: Rodríguez, José Relating to child custody evaluations; creating an offense. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 386 84-0 (2015) Author: Raymond, Richard Peña Relating to requiring parties in a suit affecting the parent-child relationship to disclose to the court knowledge of certain registered sex offenders; providing a penalty. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues Referred to Juvenile Justice & Family Issues
HB 1053 84-0 (2015) Author: Raymond, Richard Peña Relating to requiring parties in a suit affecting the parent-child relationship to disclose to the court knowledge of certain registered sex offenders; creating grounds for contempt of court. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues Referred to Juvenile Justice & Family Issues
HB 1449 84-0 (2015) Author: Thompson, Senfronia
Sponsor: Rodríguez, José
Relating to child custody evaluations and adoption evaluations conducted and testimony provided in certain suits affecting the parent-child relationship; providing penalties; creating an offense; authorizing fees. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/15
HB 2363 84-0 (2015) Author: Peña, Gilbert | et. al. Relating to equal parenting orders in suits affecting the parent-child relationship. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 2837 84-0 (2015) Author: King, Susan Lewis Relating to authorization agreements between a parent and a relative or other person for the care and custody of the parent's child and an exemption from a licensing requirement; authorizing a fee. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues Committee report sent to Calendars
SB 820 84-0 (2015) Author: Rodríguez, José Relating to child custody evaluations and adoption evaluations conducted and testimony provided in certain suits affecting the parent-child relationship; providing penalties; creating an offense; authorizing fees. Senate: State Affairs Not again placed on intent calendar
HB 112 83-0 (2013) Author: Raymond, Richard Peña Relating to requiring parties in a suit affecting the parent-child relationship to disclose to the court knowledge of certain registered sex offenders; providing a penalty. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Referred to Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
HB 1661 83-0 (2013) Author: Thompson, Senfronia Relating to child custody evaluations and adoption evaluations conducted and testimony provided in certain suits affecting the parent-child relationship; providing penalties; authorizing fees. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Considered in Calendars
HB 2449 83-0 (2013) Author: Raymond, Richard Peña Relating to disclosure in certain suits affecting the parent-child relationship of a child's interaction with a registered sex offender. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Referred to Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
SB 1245 83-0 (2013) Author: West, Royce Relating to child custody evaluations and adoption evaluations conducted and testimony provided in certain suits affecting the parent-child relationship; providing penalties; authorizing fees. Senate: Jurisprudence Referred to Jurisprudence
HB 148 82-0 (2011) Author: Raymond, Richard Pena Relating to requiring parties in a suit affecting the parent-child relationship to disclose to the court knowledge of certain registered sex offenders; providing a penalty. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
HB 906 82-0 (2011) Author: Thompson, Senfronia
Sponsor: Rodriguez, Jose
Relating to appointments made in and the appeal of certain suits affecting the parent-child relationship. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on 9/1/11
HB 1229 82-0 (2011) Author: Legler, Ken Relating to equal parenting orders in suits affecting the parent-child relationship. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Failed to receive affirmative vote in comm.
HB 1262 82-0 (2011) Author: Thompson, Senfronia Relating to a court order for the possession of or access to a child under three years of age. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Laid on the table subject to call
HB 2379 82-0 (2011) Author: Gonzales, Larry Relating to periods of possession of a child under a standard possession order. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Referred to Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
HB 2531 82-0 (2011) Author: Gonzales, Larry Relating to the terms of a standard possession order in a suit affecting the parent-child relationship. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Withdrawn from schedule
HB 2554 82-0 (2011) Author: Brown, Fred Relating to possession of or access to a child in a suit affecting the parent-child relationship. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Referred to Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
HB 2751 82-0 (2011) Author: Martinez Fischer, Trey Relating to ex parte court hearings that affect the right of a person to possession of or access to a child. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Withdrawn from schedule
HB 3454 82-0 (2011) Author: Workman, Paul Relating to the age at which a child may express a preference to the court on issues regarding residence and conservatorship in a suit affecting the parent-child relationship. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
HB 3833 82-0 (2011) Author: Phillips, Larry
Sponsor: Harris, Chris
Relating to the adoption of a uniform collaborative law Act in regard to family law matters. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on 9/1/11
HCR 169 82-0 (2011) Author: Phillips, Larry
Sponsor: Harris, Chris
Instructing the enrolling clerk of the house to make corrections in H.B. No. 3833. Signed by the Governor
SB 482 82-0 (2011) Author: Harris, Chris
Sponsor: Jackson, Jim
Relating to authorization agreements between parents and nonparent relatives of a child. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on 9/1/11
SB 522 82-0 (2011) Author: Carona, John Relating to equal parenting orders in suits affecting the parent-child relationship. Senate: Jurisprudence Referred to Jurisprudence
SB 820 82-0 (2011) Author: Harris, Chris | et. al.
Sponsor: Thompson, Senfronia
Relating to a court order for the possession of or access to a child under three years of age. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on 9/1/11
HB 63 81-0 (2009) Author: Aycock, Jimmie | et. al.
Sponsor: Nelson, Jane | et. al.
Relating to the conservatorship or possession of, or access to, a child by a parent who is deployed by the military. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: Administration
Removed from local & uncontested calendar
HB 319 81-0 (2009) Author: Raymond, Richard | et. al.
Sponsor: Carona, John
Relating to an exemption from jury service for certain persons with legal custody of a child. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on 9/1/09
HB 409 81-0 (2009) Author: Isett, Carl | et. al.
Sponsor: Nelson, Jane
Relating to an award of additional periods of possession of or access to a child for certain conservators who have returned from active military deployment. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs
Senate: Veteran Affairs & Military Installations
Effective on 9/1/09
HB 924 81-0 (2009) Author: Dutton, Jr., Harold V. Relating to the periods of possession of a child to which the child's possessory conservator is entitled under a standard possession order. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
HB 927 81-0 (2009) Author: Dutton, Jr., Harold V. Relating to the possession of a child less than three years of age in a suit affecting the parent-child relationship. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
HB 947 81-0 (2009) Author: Dutton, Jr., Harold V. Relating to the periods of possession of a child to which the child's managing conservator is entitled under a standard possession order. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 948 81-0 (2009) Author: Dutton, Jr., Harold V. Relating to investigations and other procedures with respect to allegations of child abuse and neglect. House: Human Services Left pending in committee
HB 1151 81-0 (2009) Author: Thompson, Senfronia
Sponsor: West, Royce
Relating to suits affecting the parent-child relationship, including temporary orders, orders for modification, adoption assistance, and foster care. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on 9/1/09
HB 1611 81-0 (2009) Author: Vaught, Allen | et. al. Relating to possession of or access to a child in a suit affecting the parent-child relationship. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Referred to Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
HB 2084 81-0 (2009) Author: King, Phil | et. al. Relating to a suit for access to a child by a grandparent. House: Human Services Corrected committee report sent to Calendars
SB 279 81-0 (2009) Author: Nelson, Jane | et. al.
Sponsor: Aycock, Jimmie
Relating to a prohibition against certain court orders in a suit affecting the parent-child relationship during a parent's military deployment. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on 9/1/09
SB 2061 81-0 (2009) Author: Van de Putte, Leticia Relating to financial assistance for voluntary caregivers of a child during an investigation by the Department of Family and Protective Services. Senate: Health & Human Services Referred to Health & Human Services
HB 95 80-0 (2007) Author: Martinez, Armando
Sponsor: Hinojosa, Juan
Relating to interference with child custody in violation of a temporary child custody order; imposing a criminal penalty. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on 9/1/07
HB 747 80-0 (2007) Author: Dutton, Jr., Harold V. Relating to criminal failure to comply with a child custody order; providing a criminal penalty. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues Referred to Juvenile Justice & Family Issues
HB 988 80-0 (2007) Author: Isett, Carl | et. al. Relating to an award of additional periods of possession of or access to a child for certain conservators who have returned from active military deployment. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues Left pending in committee
HB 1203 80-0 (2007) Author: Talton, Robert Relating to the prosecution of the offense of interference with child custody. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Considered in Calendars
HB 1864 80-0 (2007) Author: Gonzales, Veronica
Sponsor: Hinojosa, Juan
Relating to periods of possession of and access to a child, including periods of electronic communication. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective immediately
HB 1872 80-0 (2007) Author: Dutton, Jr., Harold V. Relating to possession of or access to a child in a suit affecting the parent-child relationship during military deployment or mobilization of the child's parent. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues Left pending in committee
HB 2410 80-0 (2007) Author: Strama, Mark | et. al. Relating to the possession under the standard possession order of a child by a conservator of the child during certain holidays. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 2770 80-0 (2007) Author: Eiland, Craig
Sponsor: Wentworth, Jeff
Relating to adoption of the Uniform Child Abduction Prevention Act. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues
Senate: Jurisprudence
Committee report printed and distributed
HB 2927 80-0 (2007) Author: Van Arsdale, Corbin Relating to equal parenting orders in suits affecting the parent-child relationship. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues Left pending in committee
HB 3187 80-0 (2007) Author: Callegari, Bill Relating to restrictions on the geographic area in which a conservator must maintain a child's primary residence. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 3675 80-0 (2007) Author: Davis, John Relating to procedures for determining court jurisdiction under the Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues Left pending in committee
HB 3971 80-0 (2007) Author: Hughes, Bryan Relating to the rights of a grandparent, aunt or uncle. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues Left pending in committee
SB 43 80-0 (2007) Author: Nelson, Jane | et. al.
Sponsor: Dutton, Jr., Harold V.
Relating to the modification of an order establishing the conservatorship of a child or providing for the possession of or access to a child based on military deployment. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues
Senate: Jurisprudence
Placed on General State Calendar
SB 228 80-0 (2007) Author: Harris, Chris
Sponsor: Eiland, Craig
Relating to suits affecting the parent-child relationship, including proceedings for the establishment, modification, and enforcement of child support, parentage, and possession of and access to a child; providing a civil penalty. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on 9/1/07
SB 956 80-0 (2007) Author: West, Royce | et. al.
Sponsor: Dutton, Jr., Harold V.
Relating to consideration of family violence in the risk assessment for international parental abduction of a child. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues
Senate: Jurisprudence
Placed on General State Calendar
SB 999 80-0 (2007) Author: Eltife, Kevin | et. al.
Sponsor: Dutton, Jr., Harold V.
Relating to possession of or access to a child in a suit affecting the parent-child relationship during or after military deployment of the child's parent. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues
Senate: Jurisprudence
Placed on General State Calendar
HB 6 79-0 (2005) Author: Hupp, Suzanna | et. al. Relating to protective services; providing penalties. House: Human Services Left pending in committee
HB 228 79-0 (2005) Author: Naishtat, Elliott Relating to use of a proposed child placement resources form in cases involving the Department of Family and Protective Services. House: Human Services Left pending in committee
HB 260 79-0 (2005) Author: Goodman, Toby
Sponsor: Averitt, Kip
Relating to suits affecting the parent-child relationship, protective orders, and collaborative law. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective immediately
HB 261 79-0 (2005) Author: Goodman, Toby
Sponsor: Wentworth, Jeff
Relating to possession of or access to a grandchild and designation of other relatives as managing conservators. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on 9/1/05
HB 307 79-0 (2005) Author: Goodman, Toby | et. al.
Sponsor: Harris, Chris
Relating to court-ordered representation in suits affecting the parent-child relationship. House: Human Services
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on 9/1/05
HB 384 79-0 (2005) Author: Dutton, Jr., Harold V. | et. al.
Sponsor: West, Royce
Relating to placement of a child with a noncustodial parent or relative to further the best interest of the child. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues
Senate: Health & Human Services
Left pending in committee
HB 657 79-0 (2005) Author: Bonnen, Dennis | et. al.
Sponsor: Averitt, Kip
Relating to terminating the parent-child relationship of a parent convicted of certain crimes. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on 9/1/05
HB 798 79-0 (2005) Author: Uresti, Carlos
Sponsor: Van de Putte, Leticia
Relating to release of a child taken into protective custody by a law enforcement or juvenile probation officer. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues
Senate: Health & Human Services
Effective immediately
HB 1014 79-0 (2005) Author: Dutton, Jr., Harold V. | et. al. Relating to investigations and other procedures with respect to allegations of child abuse or neglect. House: Human Services Left pending in committee
HB 1129 79-0 (2005) Author: Talton, Robert Relating to the prosecution of the offense of interference with child custody. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 1256 79-0 (2005) Author: Goodman, Toby Relating to the designation of certain adults to exercise child visitation and possession rights on behalf of a parent serving in the armed forces and deployed outside this country. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues No action taken in committee
HB 1559 79-0 (2005) Author: Davis, John Relating to the offense of violating the terms of a court order providing for the possession of or access to a child. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues Referred to Juvenile Justice & Family Issues
HB 2231 79-0 (2005) Author: Reyna, Elvira
Sponsor: Deuell, Bob | et. al.
Relating to the payment of child support to an individual with actual primary possession of the child. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective immediately
HB 3388 79-0 (2005) Author: Talton, Robert Relating to court-ordered possession of or access to a child by the child's grandparent, aunt, or uncle. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues Left pending in committee
SB 393 79-0 (2005) Author: Van de Putte, Leticia
Sponsor: Goodman, Toby
Relating to the exercise of limited possession and visitation rights by a designated person on behalf of a parent serving in the armed forces and deployed outside this country. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues
Senate: Jurisprudence
Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 63 78-0 (2003) Author: Wise, Miguel | et. al. Relating to the prosecution of, the punishment for, and venue in the prosecution of certain offenses involving the abduction of or interference with the custody of children. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
HB 79 78-0 (2003) Author: Wise, Miguel | et. al. Relating to certain persons entitled to possession of or access to a child. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 227 78-0 (2003) Author: Keel, Terry
Sponsor: Jackson, Mike
Relating to certain notice requirements in a court order providing for the possession of or access to a child. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on 9/1/03
HB 913 78-0 (2003) Author: Goodman, Toby | et. al.
Sponsor: Harris, Chris
Relating to the conservatorship of, and the possession of and access to, a child. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on 9/1/03
HB 1908 78-0 (2003) Author: Farrar, Jessica Relating to reasonable efforts to return a child to the child's home in certain suits affecting the parent-child relationship. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues Left pending in committee
HB 1909 78-0 (2003) Author: Talton, Robert Relating to the prosecution of the offense of interference with child custody. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 2011 78-0 (2003) Author: Moreno, Joe Relating to the care of a child taken into possession by a governmental entity without a court order. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 2099 78-0 (2003) Author: Dutton, Jr., Harold V. | et. al.
Sponsor: West, Royce
Relating to the determination of the conservatorship of, and the right of possession of or access to, a child by a person who has a history of family violence. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues
Senate: Health & Human Services
Effective on 9/1/03
HB 2265 78-0 (2003) Author: Bonnen, Dennis Relating to the filing requirements in certain suits affecting the parent-child relationship. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues Left pending in committee
HB 2274 78-0 (2003) Author: Wise, Miguel Relating to procedures and orders in certain suits affecting the parent-child relationship. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues Referred to Juvenile Justice & Family Issues
HB 2365 78-0 (2003) Author: Hardcastle, Rick Relating to the person entitled under a court order to designate the primary residence of a child. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues Referred to Juvenile Justice & Family Issues
HB 2482 78-0 (2003) Author: Uresti, Carlos Relating to the requirement that the parties in a suit affecting the parent-child relationship attend parenting classes. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues Left pending in committee
HB 2858 78-0 (2003) Author: Farrar, Jessica Relating to certain hearings relating to a person placed on community supervision for violation of a court order in a suit affecting the parent-child relationship. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues Left pending in committee
HB 3217 78-0 (2003) Author: Dawson, Glenda Relating to modification of an order for possession of or access to a child; providing a criminal penalty. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues Left pending in committee
HB 3348 78-0 (2003) Author: Davis, John Relating to the offense of violating the terms of a court order providing for the possession of or access to a child. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues Left pending in committee
SB 1424 78-0 (2003) Author: Nelson, Jane
Sponsor: Dutton, Jr., Harold V.
Relating to certain suits affecting the parent-child relationship of, certain records regarding, and foster care payments for certain children. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues
Senate: Jurisprudence
Placed on General State Calendar
SB 1665 78-0 (2003) Author: Averitt, Kip
Sponsor: Moreno, Joe
Relating to the care of a child taken into possession by a governmental entity without a court order. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective immediately
HB 220 77-0 (2001) Author: Wise, Miguel Relating to the prosecution of, the punishment for, and venue in the prosecution of certain offenses involving the abduction of or interference with the custody of children. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
HB 283 77-0 (2001) Author: King, Phil Relating to the terms of a court order for the possession of or access to a child. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues Left pending in committee
HB 397 77-0 (2001) Author: Wise, Miguel Relating to possession of or access to a child. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues Referred to Juvenile Justice & Family Issues
HB 510 77-0 (2001) Author: Olivo, Dora | et. al.
Sponsor: West, Royce
Relating to the forfeiture of property used in the commission of certain offenses involving children. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
Effective on 9/1/01
HB 596 77-0 (2001) Author: Goodman, Toby
Sponsor: West, Royce
Relating to suits affecting the parent-child relationship and the modification of an order rendered in a suit; providing penalties. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on 9/1/01
HB 597 77-0 (2001) Author: Goodman, Toby Relating to the designation of the person having the exclusive right to determine the primary residence of a child and the child's preferences in relation to that designation. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues Considered in Local & Consent Calendars
HB 680 77-0 (2001) Author: Goodman, Toby | et. al. Relating to the investigation, prosecution, and punishment of certain criminal offenses involving child custody. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues Left pending in committee
HB 960 77-0 (2001) Author: Naishtat, Elliott | et. al. Relating to the appointment of a person who has a history of abuse or neglect as a sole managing conservator. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues Companion considered in lieu of in committee
HB 1134 77-0 (2001) Author: Coleman, Garnet Relating to the emergency possession of and termination of the parent-child relationship of certain abandoned children. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues Referred to Juvenile Justice & Family Issues
HB 1266 77-0 (2001) Author: Dukes, Dawnna
Sponsor: Ellis, Rodney
Relating to the identification and location of absent parents and relatives for children removed from their parents' care. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on 9/1/01
HB 1566 77-0 (2001) Author: Morrison, Geanie
Sponsor: Harris, Chris
Relating to the authority of a governmental entity to take emergency possession of a child and to the services provided for the child. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on 9/1/01
HB 1655 77-0 (2001) Author: Talton, Robert Relating to the prosecution of the offense of interference with child custody. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues Left pending in committee
HB 2299 77-0 (2001) Author: Thompson, Senfronia
Sponsor: Jackson, Mike
Relating to communications between courts regarding simultaneous interstate child custody proceedings. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective immediately
HB 2554 77-0 (2001) Author: Uher, D.R. Relating to the transfer of a court's continuing jurisdiction in a suit affecting the parent-child relationship. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues Left pending in committee
HB 2591 77-0 (2001) Author: Davis, John Relating to the requirement that a parent provide certain information to the other parent of the child; providing a penalty. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues Left pending in committee
HB 2621 77-0 (2001) Author: Bonnen, Dennis
Sponsor: Brown, J. E.
Relating to the offense of interference with child custody. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective immediately
HB 2789 77-0 (2001) Author: Reyna, Elvira Relating to the possessory conservator's access to a child on the telephone. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues Referred to Juvenile Justice & Family Issues
HB 3094 77-0 (2001) Author: Janek, Kyle Relating to the standard possession order providing for possession of or access to a child. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues Left pending in committee
HB 3403 77-0 (2001) Author: King, Tracy
Sponsor: Zaffirini, Judith
Relating to the establishment of visitation centers and visitation exchange facilities by counties. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective immediately
SB 140 77-0 (2001) Author: Moncrief, Mike | et. al.
Sponsor: Naishtat, Elliott
Relating to a determination of conservatorship of, or rights to possession of or access to, a child by a person who has a history of abuse or neglect. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on 9/1/01
SB 478 77-0 (2001) Author: West, Royce
Sponsor: Turner, Sylvester
Relating to certain children suspected of conduct that violates a penal law who are taken into possession in an emergency without a court order by the Department of Protective and Regulatory Services. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues
Senate: Jurisprudence
Committee report sent to Calendars
SB 551 77-0 (2001) Author: Van de Putte, Leticia Relating to the possession of and access to certain children by parents who have engaged in sexual assault. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues
Senate: Jurisprudence
Referred to Juvenile Justice & Family Issues
SB 700 77-0 (2001) Author: Ellis, Rodney
Sponsor: Turner, Sylvester
Relating to the suspension of a license for failure to comply with the terms of a court order providing for the possession of or access to a child. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on 9/1/01
SB 769 77-0 (2001) Author: Harris, Chris
Sponsor: Reyna, Arthur | et. al.
Relating to the requirement that certain information be provided in a suit affecting the parent-child relationship. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues
Senate: Jurisprudence
Vetoed by the Governor
SB 783 77-0 (2001) Author: Truan, Carlos Relating to the emergency possession of and termination of the parent-child relationship of certain abandoned children. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues
Senate: Jurisprudence
Referred to Juvenile Justice & Family Issues
SCR 20 77-0 (2001) Author: West, Royce
Sponsor: Reyna, Elvira
Urging judges who hear family law cases to increase use of alternative dispute resolution and mediation in solving child custody disputes. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues
Senate: Jurisprudence
Signed by the Governor
HB 32 76-0 (1999) Author: Goolsby, Tony
Sponsor: Cain, David
Relating to the standard possession order for possession of or access to a child. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on 9/1/99
HB 158 76-0 (1999) Author: Wise, Miguel | et. al. Relating to recovery or possession of or access to certain children and to the offenses of interference with child custody, agreement to abduct from custody, and enticing a child. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
HB 228 76-0 (1999) Author: West, George Relating to an abused child's removal from and return to certain households; providing penalties. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues Considered in Calendars
HB 288 76-0 (1999) Author: Wise, Miguel | et. al. Relating to the prosecution of, the punishment for, and venue in the prosecution of the offenses of interference with child custody, agreement to abduct from custody, and enticing a child. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
HB 302 76-0 (1999) Author: Wise, Miguel
Sponsor: Jackson, Mike
Relating to mandatory restitution in offenses involving the abduction of or interference with the custody of children. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
Effective on 9/1/99
HB 329 76-0 (1999) Author: Zbranek, Zeb Relating to the period of custody necessary for standing in a suit affecting the parent-child relationship. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues Referred to Juvenile Justice & Family Issues
HB 414 76-0 (1999) Author: Talton, Robert | et. al. Relating to limiting possession of and access to a child by certain parents. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues Left pending in committee
HB 465 76-0 (1999) Author: Wise, Miguel Relating to possession of or access to a child. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues Referred to Juvenile Justice & Family Issues
HB 568 76-0 (1999) Author: Dukes, Dawnna Relating to limiting possession of and access to a child by certain parents. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues Referred to Juvenile Justice & Family Issues
HB 586 76-0 (1999) Author: West, George Relating to the restriction of the parental rights of persons who engage in certain criminal conduct. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues Referred to Juvenile Justice & Family Issues
HB 589 76-0 (1999) Author: West, George Relating to when an affidavit of relinquishment of parental rights may be executed by a parent. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues Left pending in committee
HB 697 76-0 (1999) Author: Wilson, Ron Relating to the placement of a child in substitute care with a relative. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues Left pending in committee
HB 735 76-0 (1999) Author: Goodman, Toby | et. al. Relating to the Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues Left pending in committee
HB 753 76-0 (1999) Author: Smith, Todd Relating to a child's choice in certain family law suits. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues
Senate: Jurisprudence
Referred to Jurisprudence
HB 783 76-0 (1999) Author: Wise, Miguel Relating to the Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues Left pending in committee
HB 797 76-0 (1999) Author: Thompson, Senfronia | et. al.
Sponsor: Harris, Chris
Relating to the Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on 9/1/99
HB 988 76-0 (1999) Author: Talton, Robert Relating to the designation of a primary physical residence for a child in an order of joint managing conservatorship of the child. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues Left pending in committee
HB 1006 76-0 (1999) Author: West, George Relating to the termination of the parent-child relationship of certain parents. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues
Senate: Jurisprudence
Referred to Jurisprudence
HB 1071 76-0 (1999) Author: Gallego, Pete Relating to the designation of the primary residence of certain children. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues Left pending in committee
HB 1337 76-0 (1999) Author: Uresti, Carlos
Sponsor: Madla, Frank
Relating to evidence of domestic violence in the appointment of a managing conservator for a child. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on 9/1/99
HB 1411 76-0 (1999) Author: Naishtat, Elliott
Sponsor: Moncrief, Mike
Relating to the conservatorship of and access to certain children by parents having a history of family violence. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on 9/1/99
HB 1462 76-0 (1999) Author: Dunnam, Jim
Sponsor: Shapiro, Florence
Relating to the notification of certain persons of the marriage of the person's former spouse; providing a penalty. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on 9/1/99
HB 2242 76-0 (1999) Author: Truitt, Vicki Relating to the conservatorship of and access to certain children by parents having a history of family violence. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues Referred to Juvenile Justice & Family Issues
HB 2353 76-0 (1999) Author: Goodman, Toby | et. al.
Sponsor: Harris, Chris
Relating to the designation of the primary residence of certain children. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on 9/1/99
HB 2439 76-0 (1999) Author: Goodman, Toby
Sponsor: Harris, Chris
Relating to the modification of an order that designates a sole managing conservator for a child. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues
Senate: Jurisprudence
Left pending in committee
HB 2596 76-0 (1999) Author: McReynolds, Jim Relating to the payment of attorney's fees and court costs in certain proceedings involving child custody. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues Referred to Juvenile Justice & Family Issues
HB 2990 76-0 (1999) Author: Davis, John
Sponsor: Harris, Chris
Relating to the enforcement of an order for possession of or access to a child. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on 9/1/99
HB 3268 76-0 (1999) Author: Goodman, Toby Relating to best interest of the child in a suit affecting the parent-child relationship. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues Left pending in committee
HB 3269 76-0 (1999) Author: Goodman, Toby Relating to standard possession guidelines. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues Left pending in committee
SB 147 76-0 (1999) Author: Harris, Chris Relating to the designation of the primary physical residence of a child in a suit affecting the parent-child relationship. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues
Senate: Jurisprudence
Referred to Juvenile Justice & Family Issues
SB 208 76-0 (1999) Author: Moncrief, Mike | et. al. Relating to protecting against family violence in family law cases. Senate: Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
SB 580 76-0 (1999) Author: Harris, Chris | et. al. Relating to the creation of an offense for violating a court order regarding the parent-child relationship. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues
Senate: Jurisprudence
Left pending in committee
SB 1394 76-0 (1999) Author: Brown, J. E. Relating to a joint managing conservator's or possessory conservator's access to a child on the telephone. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues
Senate: Jurisprudence
Referred to Juvenile Justice & Family Issues
SB 1652 76-0 (1999) Author: Jackson, Mike Relating to the modification of a court order providing for possession of or access to a child. Senate: Jurisprudence Referred to Jurisprudence
SB 1653 76-0 (1999) Author: Jackson, Mike Relating to the modification of a court order providing for possession of or access to a child. Senate: Jurisprudence Referred to Jurisprudence
SB 1711 76-0 (1999) Author: Ellis, Rodney Relating to a suit for modification of an order that designates a sole or joint managing conservator of a child. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues
Senate: Jurisprudence
Referred to Juvenile Justice & Family Issues
SB 1738 76-0 (1999) Author: Harris, Chris Relating to the standard order for possession of or access to a child. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues
Senate: Jurisprudence
Left pending in committee
SB 1815 76-0 (1999) Author: Harris, Chris Relating to the designation of the primary residence of certain children in an order for possession of and access to a child. Senate: Jurisprudence Referred to Jurisprudence
HB 113 70-0 (1987) Author: Collazo, Jr., Frank
Sponsor: Zaffirini, Judith
Relating to the revocation of the license of a security officer who abducts a child and to the offenses of agreement to abduct a child from custody and interference with child custody. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on 9/1/87
HB 129 70-0 (1987) Author: Moreno, Paul Relating to the removal or exclusion of a child from the child's home and to findings by a court in making certain emergency orders with respect to a child. House: Judiciary Placed on General State Calendar
HB 172 70-0 (1987) Author: Blackwood, Bill Relating to the offenses of interference with child custody and enticing a child. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Comm. laid on table subj. to call
HB 247 70-0 (1987) Author: Richardson, Bob Relating to the offense of enticing a child and creation of the offense of concealing a child's location. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Comm. laid on table subj. to call
HB 383 70-0 (1987) Author: Morales, Dan
Sponsor: Tejeda, Frank
Relating to the penalties for certain offenses involving indecency with or injury to a child committed by a person having supervision, care, custody, or control of the child. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
No action taken in committee
HB 897 70-0 (1987) Author: Johnson, Cliff Relating to grandparent possession of and access to natural and adoptive grandchildren. House: Judiciary Referred to subcommittee
HB 909 70-0 (1987) Author: Russell, Sam Relating to grandparent possession of and access to natural and adoptive grandchildren. House: Judiciary Pending in committee
HB 1272 70-0 (1987) Author: Hilbert, Paul Relating to the creation of the offense of removing a child from a court's jurisdiction and the consequences of conviction for that offense on licensing for certain occupations. House: Judiciary 1st Printing sent to Comm. on Cal.
HB 2328 70-0 (1987) Author: Harris, Chris
Sponsor: Armbrister, Kenneth
Relating to grandparent possession of and access to natural and adoptive grandchildren. House: Judiciary
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective in 90 days-8/31/87
SB 712 70-0 (1987) Author: Henderson, Don Relating to the activities of private investigators, the protection and custody of children who are the subjects of certain court orders, and to the creation of the offense of agreeing to abduct a child from custody. Senate: Jurisprudence Referred to Jurisprudence
SB 1019 70-0 (1987) Author: Zaffirini, Judith Relating to the offenses of interference with child custody and enticing a child. Senate: Jurisprudence Referred to Special Subcommittee
SB 1321 70-0 (1987) Author: Caperton, Kent Relating to procedures and practices in suits affecting the parent-child relationship. Senate: Jurisprudence Reported favorably with substitute
HB 68 70-2 (1987) Author: Hackney, Clint Relating to actions under Titles 1 and 2, Family Code, including an action for child support or possession of and access to a child. House: Judiciary Referred to Judiciary
HB 167 70-2 (1987) Author: Harris, Chris
Sponsor: Farabee, Ray
Relating to actions under Title 1 and 2, Family Code, including an action for child support or possession of and access to a child and to the offense of criminal nonsupport. House: Judiciary
Senate: Health & Human Services
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SB 53 70-2 (1987) Author: Farabee, Ray Relating to the enforcement of certain orders, including an order for child support and for possession of and access to a child, and to the offense of criminal nonsupport. House: Judiciary
Senate: Jurisprudence
Referred to Judiciary
HB 237 69-0 (1985) Author: Hill, Anita Relating to creating offenses for certain conduct involving witnesses who are children. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Reported from s/c fav. w/o amdt(s)
HB 278 69-0 (1985) Author: Messer, Bill Relating to the grounds for termination of the parent-child relationship. House: Judiciary
Senate: Jurisprudence
Referred to Jurisprudence
HB 395 69-0 (1985) Author: Green, Gene Relating to creation of the offense of abandoning or endangering a child and the admissibility of testimony of certain persons in the prosecution of the offense. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to subcommittee
HB 732 69-0 (1985) Author: Garcia, Orlando Relating to the use of a writ of habeas corpus to acquire possession of a child. House: Judiciary Reported from s/c fav. w/o amdt(s)
HB 953 69-0 (1985) Author: Hilbert, Paul Relating to the protection and custody of children who are the subjects of certain court orders or who are the subjects of a suit affecting the parent-child relationship. House: Judiciary 1st Printing sent to Comm. on Cal.
HB 1434 69-0 (1985) Author: Blackwood, Bill Relating to the offenses of interference with child custody and enticing a child. House: Criminal Jurisprudence 1st Printing sent to Comm. on Cal.
HB 1556 69-0 (1985) Author: McKenna, Jan Relating to the offenses of interference with child custody; providing a penalty. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to subcommittee
HB 1683 69-0 (1985) Author: Oliveira, René Relating to procedures to establish and enforce payment of child support, possession of and access to a child, and providing for recognition and enforcement of orders from sister states. House: Judiciary 1st Printing sent to Comm. on Cal.
SB 756 69-0 (1985) Author: Krier, Cynthia Relating to the penalties for certain offenses involving indecency with or injury to a child committed by a person having supervision, care, custody, or control of the child. Senate: Criminal Justice Postponed in committee
SB 1056 69-0 (1985) Author: Henderson, Don Relating to the protection and custody of children who are the subjects of certain court orders or who are the subjects of a suit affecting the parent-child relationship. Senate: Jurisprudence Referred to Jurisprudence
HB 357 68-0 (1983) Author: Willis, Doyle Relating to civil and criminal liability for taking or failing to take or retain possession of a child without a court order. House: Judiciary Referred to Committee on Judiciary
HB 427 68-0 (1983) Author: Oliveira, René Relating to the possession of, access to, and support of a child in a suit affecting the parent-child relationship. House: Judiciary Committee report printed and sent to Committee on Calendars
HB 544 68-0 (1983) Author: Bush, Bob
Sponsor: Doggett, Lloyd
Relating to liability for interference with child custody and to court orders providing for possession of or access to a child. House: Judiciary
Senate: Jurisprudence
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HB 547 68-0 (1983) Author: Bush, Bob Relating to jurisdiction of suits affecting the parent-child relationship and to the adoption of the Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction Act. House: Judiciary Laid on the table subject to call
HB 928 68-0 (1983) Author: Hollowell, Bill Relating to judicial reviews of the placement of a child with an institution or agency or with a person who is not the child's parent. House: Judiciary Referred to subcommittee
SB 439 68-0 (1983) Author: Mauzy, Oscar
Sponsor: Bush, Bob
Relating to the adoption of the Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction Act, to jurisdiction, to notice and joinder requirements, and to general powers and duties of courts in suits affecting the parent-child relationship or custody of a child. House: Judiciary
Senate: Jurisprudence
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HB 229 67-0 (1981) Author: Willis, Doyle Relating to emergency child custody suits involving a child who is the victim of incest or sexual abuse. House: Judiciary Subcommittee laid on table subject to call
HB 491 67-0 (1981) Author: Keller, Ray Relating to court orders concerning the possession of a child alleged to be in danger. House: Judiciary Subcommittee laid on table subject to call
HB 513 67-0 (1981) Author: Willis, Doyle Relating to civil and criminal liability for taking or failing to take or retain possession of a child without a court order. House: Judiciary Committee laid on table subject to call
HB 822 67-0 (1981) Author: Lyon, Ted Relating to emergency child custody suits involving a sexually abused child. House: Judiciary Committee report printed and sent to Committee on Calendars
HB 1193 67-0 (1981) Author: Uher, D.R. Relating to the effect of a release given by the mother of a newly born child to a hospital or physician authorizing the delivery of the possession of the child to another. House: Judiciary Committee report printed and sent to Committee on Calendars
HB 1244 67-0 (1981) Author: Cockerham, Jerry Relating to the offense of interference with child custody. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Reported from subcommittee favorably without amendments
HB 1612 67-0 (1981) Author: Wallace III, Ralph Relating to search warrants for juveniles under certain circumstances. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to subcommittee
HB 2280 67-0 (1981) Author: Thompson, Gary Relating to possession of and access to a child by grandparents. House: Judiciary Referred to subcommittee
HB 1559 66-0 (1979) Author: Evans, Charles Relating to the offense of interference with child custody. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Committee on Criminal Jurisprudence
SB 768 66-0 (1979) Author: Farabee, Ray
Sponsor: Bird, Ronald C.
Relating to suits affecting the parent-child relationship and to taking possession of a child under certain circumstances. House: Judicial Affairs
Senate: Jurisprudence
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SB 886 66-0 (1979) Author: Andujar, Betty
Sponsor: Nabers, Lynn
Relating to the offense of interference with child custody. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Jurisprudence
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HB 1103 65-0 (1977) Author: Allee, Henry E. Relating to the temporary disposition of a child who is the subject of certain habeas corpus proceedings. House: Judiciary Considered by subcommittee in formal meeting
HB 1104 65-0 (1977) Author: Allee, Henry E. Relating to the disposition of children in certain habeas corpus proceedings. House: Judiciary Considered by subcommittee in formal meeting
SB 311 65-0 (1977) Author: Braecklein, Bill
Sponsor: Maloney, Robert
Defining the offense of solicitation of a child; providing a penalty; increasing the penalty if child is taken out of the county of residence of the parent, guardian, or person standing in the stead of the parent or guardian. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective immediately
SB 1123 65-0 (1977) Author: Brooks, Chet
Sponsor: Nowlin, James
Relating to the best interest of a child in determining questions of managing conservatorship. House: Judiciary
Senate: Jurisprudence
Referred to Committee on Calendars
SB 1153 65-0 (1977) Author: Schwartz, A.R. "Babe"
Sponsor: Allee, Henry E.
Relating to the issuance of a writ of habeas corpus and to certain cross actions and motions involving the right to possession of a child or modification of a decree involving a child. House: Judiciary
Senate: Jurisprudence
90 Day Bill
HB 861 64-0 (1975) Author: Chavez, Melchor Relating to the custody of and support for children on the divorce of the parents or during the marriage relationship of the parents; providing for the modification and enforcement of order of a court setting the custody of or support for a child; providing for remedies for persons entitled to the possession of children. House: Judiciary Referred to subcommittee
SB 381 64-0 (1975) Author: Longoria, Raul Relating to the custody of and support for children on the divorce of the parents or during the marriage relationship of the parents; providing for the modification and enforcement of order of a court setting the custody of or support for a child; providing for remedies for persons entitled to the possession of children. Senate: Jurisprudence Reported from subcommittee with no action taken
SB 721 62-0 (1971) Author: Beckworth, Lindley Relating to providing for appointment of a guardian ad litem to represent the interests of minors and incompetents in contested child custody causes.
SB 301 61-0 (1969) Author: Strong, Jack B. Relating to provide for appointment of a guardian ad litem to represent the interests of minors and incompetents in contested child custody causes; providing for a waiting period before trial can be held; providing for payment of expenses.
SB 342 59-0 (1965) Author: Spears, Jr., Franklin Scott Relating to violation of a child custody award; providing a penalty.
HB 671 58-0 (1963) Author: Fondren, Gene Norris | et. al. Relating to amending by eliminating from the act the provisions making the judgment in divorce cases as to child custody conform to a jury's determination of custody and further eliminating the provisions permitting demand for a jury trial in child custody cases and adding a provision for payment of child support awards into the registry of the Court, unless the Court order provides otherwise.
HB 436 57-0 (1961) Author: Lewis, Ben H. Relating to amending a certain Article of Vernon's Texas Civil Statutes providing that jury determination of child custody may not be contravened by judgment of the court upon granting a divorce.
HB 616 56-0 (1959) Author: Pearcy, Jr., Cecil Wilton Relating to the assumption of financial responsibility for the acts of a delinquent child, by persons having custody by order of a Juvenile Court.
HB 617 56-0 (1959) Author: Pearcy, Jr., Cecil Wilton Relating to the assumption of financial responsibility for the acts of a delinquent child, by persons having custody by order of a Juvenile Court, and relating to the posting of a cash bond by parents or other persons having custody of a delinquent child to assure the compliance of the terms of probation set by the Juvenile Court.
HB 748 56-0 (1959) Author: Wells, Halen Gill Relating to providing for suit for custody and support of child or children under eighteen (18) years of age against a parent when said parent was granted a divorce decree in a foreign jurisdiction and the granting court was silent as to custody and support of such children; providing further for punishment as for contempt for violation or failure to obey orders.
HB 609 55-0 (1957) Author: Cole, Criss Relating to judgments affecting the custody and support of children in divorce cases.
HB 36 55-2 (1957) Author: Saul, Charles Leroy | et. al. Relating to providing for suit for custody and support of child or children under 18 years of age against a parent when said parent was granted a divorce decree in a foreign jurisdiction and the granting court was silent as to custody and support of such children; providing for process, hearing and orders; providing further for punishment as for contempt for violation or failure to obey orders; providing for payment to the district clerk.
HB 101 54-0 (1955) Author: Hale, L. DeWitt Relating to amending certain acts; prescribing contents of petitions and cross-petitions for divorce; requiring disposition and provision for children under certain ages in any divorce case or subsequent proceeding; providing for testimony by parents; authorizing appointment of next friend to investigate and report on conditions concerning children, and allowing a fee therefor.
HB 235 54-0 (1955) Author: Brashear, R. Paul Relating to providing for suit against a parent who fails to provide for the support and maintenance of his or her child or children under eighteen years old; providing for suit between parents to determine custody in certain cases; providing for venue, hearing and orders; providing further for punishment as for contempt for violation or failure to obey any orders; providing for payment to the district clerk; providing for procedure in the event a divorce action is filed and child support and child custody orders are entered therein; making this Act cumulative of other remedies.
SB 39 54-0 (1955) Author: Martin, Crawford Collins Relating to providing for suit against a parent who fails to provide for the support and maintenance of his or her child or children under eighteen years of age; providing for suit between parents to determine custody in certain cases; providing for venue, process, hearing and orders; providing further for punishment as for contempt for violation or failure to obey any orders; providing for payment to the district clerk; providing for procedure in the event a divorce action is filed and child support and child custody orders are entered therein; making this Act cumulative of other remedies.
SB 87 54-0 (1955) Author: Bracewell, Jr., Joseph Searcy Relating to amending certain Acts requiring petitions and cross-petitions for divorce to contain information relative to children of the parties to the marriage; making provisions relative to custody and support of children under 18 years of age in event divorce is granted; providing for further proceedings relative to custody and support and fixing venue of such suits; authorizing inquiry into surroundings and circumstances affecting custody and support; providing for testimony by parents; authorizing appointment of next friend to investigate and report on conditions concerning children, and allowing a fee therefor; authorizing enforcement of court orders by contempt proceedings after notice.
HB 152 53-0 (1953) Author: Banks, Jr., Clinton Stanley Relating to amending certain Acts to prescribe contents and verification of petitions and cross-petitions for divorce.
HB 297 52-0 (1951) Author: Houston, Jr., Horace Ben | et. al. Relating to providing for suit against a parent who fails to provide for the support and maintenance of his or her child or children under sixteen years old; providing for suit between parents to determine custody in certain cases; providing for venue, hearing and orders; providing further for punishment as for contempt for violation or failure to obey any order.
SB 391 52-0 (1951) Author: Parkhouse, George M. Relating to amending certain articles pertaining to the custody, care, education and support of minor children so as to give any District Court where a minor child and the legal guardian have resided for six months jurisdiction to enforce, amend, change or make such order concerning the child as it deems necessary, including the power of contempt in such cases providing for filing such suits, notice and making certain certified copies of records prima facie evidence and also giving the Court power to allow reasonable attorneys fees.
HB 214 49-0 (1945) Author: Cato, Arthur Relating to making it a misdemeanor and punishable by fine and imprisonment to charge any fee or compensation for the placement or transfer of guardianship of any child under 15 years of age.
HB 630 48-0 (1943) Author: Goodman, James H. Relating to amending certain Statutes by adding a provision that in case any child is adjudged to be dependent or neglected, the parent or other responsible person may be compelled to contribute to the support of such child even though the right of control over the child has been terminated.
HB 451 40-0 (1927) Author: Shearer, Dr. Amon Robert | et. al. Relating to maternity and infancy welfare and hygiene; accepting the provisions of an Act of the United States Congress approved December 23, 1921 and known as the "Sheppard-Towner Act," providing that the work shall be carried on through the State Board of Health, through its Bureau of Child Hygiene.
HB 86 38-0 (1923) Author: Wilmans, Edith Eunice Relating to providing for the assistance by the county of any mother unable to properly provide for her children, where the father of such children is either dead, in a State Institution, or where she I compelled by divorce to have the entire care and custody of such children without assistance from the father.
HB 103 38-0 (1923) Author: Dodd, Joseph Abner | et. al. Relating to the interest of maternity and infancy welfare and hygiene; accepting provisions of an Act of the United States Congress approved November 23, 1921, entitled "An Act for the promotion of the welfare and hygiene of maternity and infancy and for other purposes", commonly known as the Sheppard-Tower Act.
HB 44 23-0 (1893) Relating to authorizing the rescue of girls and boys under the age of twelve years from the custody of improper persons.
HB 356 23-0 (1893) Relating to preventing and punishing persons enticing or decoying minors away from the custody of their parents or guardians, and to give certain benevolent institutions and orphans homes the rights of guardians over minors surrendered to such institutions and homes for support and education.

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