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Select bill Bill Session Author & Sponsor Caption Committees Last action
HB 1125 86-0 (2019) Author: Murr, Andrew Relating to factors the Texas Historical Commission considers in reviewing an application for a grant or loan through the historic courthouse preservation program. House: Culture, Recreation & Tourism Companion considered in lieu of in committee
SB 496 86-0 (2019) Author: Perry, Charles
Sponsor: Murr, Andrew
Relating to factors the Texas Historical Commission considers in reviewing an application for a grant or loan through the historic courthouse preservation program. House: Culture, Recreation & Tourism
Senate: Natural Resources & Economic Development
Effective on 9/1/19
HB 3674 83-0 (2013) Author: Muñoz, Jr., Sergio | et. al.
Sponsor: Hinojosa, Juan
Relating to eligibility of municipalities to participate in the historic courthouse preservation and maintenance programs administered by the Texas Historical Commission. House: Culture, Recreation & Tourism
Senate: Government Organization
Effective on 9/1/13
HB 799 82-0 (2011) Author: Christian, Wayne Relating to where certain justice of the peace courts may be held. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Referred to Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
HB 2879 82-0 (2011) Author: King, Phil Relating to the abolishment of the Texas Historical Commission and the transfer of its duties to the Parks and Wildlife Commission, the General Land Office, and the Texas State Library and Archives Commission. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 1359 81-0 (2009) Author: Anchia, Rafael | et. al. Relating to the making or acceptance of political contributions in a courthouse; providing penalties. House: Elections Laid on the table subject to call
SB 1152 81-0 (2009) Author: Hinojosa, Juan | et. al.
Sponsor: Anchia, Rafael | et. al.
Relating to the making or acceptance of political contributions in a courthouse; providing penalties. House: Elections
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/09
SB 1694 81-0 (2009) Author: Ogden, Steve Relating to the designation of a courthouse square or a courthouse or other real property in a courthouse square as a state archeological landmark. House: Culture, Recreation & Tourism
Senate: Natural Resources
Left pending in committee
HB 3549 80-0 (2007) Author: Haggerty, Pat
Sponsor: Hinojosa, Juan
Relating to court costs imposed on conviction and deposited to the courthouse security fund for a county. House: County Affairs
Senate: Jurisprudence
Placed on intent calendar
HB 667 79-0 (2005) Author: Jones, Jesse | et. al. Relating to security fees in certain civil and criminal cases. House: County Affairs
Senate: Criminal Justice
Referred to Criminal Justice
HB 845 79-0 (2005) Author: Krusee, Mike Relating to certain standards applicable to the temporary confinement of certain inmates in holding areas located in county facilities. House: Corrections Left pending in committee
HB 2902 79-0 (2005) Author: Hilderbran, Harvey
Sponsor: Fraser, Troy
Relating to the maintenance and preservation of historic courthouses. House: Culture, Recreation, & Tourism
Senate: Government Organization
Effective on 9/1/05
SB 210 79-0 (2005) Author: Carona, John Relating to security fees in certain civil and criminal cases. Senate: Criminal Justice Referred to Criminal Justice
SB 1003 79-0 (2005) Author: Madla, Frank
Sponsor: Puente, Robert
Relating to an additional filing fee for civil cases filed in Bexar County. House: Judiciary
Senate: Jurisprudence
Committee report sent to Calendars
SB 1496 79-0 (2005) Author: Fraser, Troy Relating to the historic courthouse preservation program. Senate: Government Organization Meeting cancelled
HB 1037 78-0 (2003) Author: Ritter, Allan | et. al. Relating to a courthouse security fee collected in certain civil case filings. House: County Affairs
Senate: Jurisprudence
Referred to Jurisprudence
HB 2882 78-0 (2003) Author: Branch, Dan Relating to the preservation of historic courthouses. House: State Cultural and Recreational Resources Referred to State Cultural & Recreational Res
HB 1485 77-0 (2001) Author: Hawley, Judy Relating to the creation of a county development district and to the use of revenue of the district. House: County Affairs Referred to County Affairs
HB 3423 77-0 (2001) Author: Krusee, Mike Relating to the expenditure of certain funds for the purpose of courthouse security. House: County Affairs Referred to County Affairs
SB 1507 77-0 (2001) Author: Lucio, Jr., Eddie Relating to the fees imposed for the preservation, restoration, and management of certain county records and county courthouses. Senate: Intergovernmental Relations Referred to Intergovernmental Relations
SB 686 70-0 (1987) Author: Zaffirini, Judith Relating to the sale of real property under a power of sale conferred by a contract lien. Senate: Jurisprudence Reported favorably with substitute
HB 60 63-0 (1973) Author: Murray, Menton J. Relating to the boundaries of a county seat. House: Intergovernmental Affairs Motion to reconsider spread on the Journal
SB 467 63-0 (1973) Author: Herring, Charles
Sponsor: Cavness, Don
Relating to the construction and operation of county-owned parking stations near county courthouses in counties with a population of 150,000 or more. House: Intergovernmental Affairs
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Effective immediately
HB 22 62-0 (1971) Author: McAlister, R.B. | et. al.
Sponsor: Blanchard, H.J. "Doc"
Relating to the preservation of historic courthouses.
HB 525 61-0 (1969) Author: Neugent, L. Dean | et. al. Relating to authorizing commissioners courts of certain counties to purchase necessary equipment and to regulate parking in courthouse parking lots; providing for enforcement; providing a penalty for violation of parking regulations.
HB 1385 61-0 (1969) Author: Cole, James D. Relating to branch courthouses in certain counties.
HB 10 58-0 (1963) Author: Beckham, Vernon Finis | et. al. Relating to raising the maximum amount allowed to be spent by the County Commissioners Courts on office buildings or jails in cities other than the county seat.
HB 60 56-1 (1959) Author: Hughes, Robert H. "Bob" Relating to authorizing the creation of county building authorities to acquire, own and operate a public building to be used principally as a county courthouse; applicable only in counties having a population in excess of 500,000.
SB 4 56-1 (1959) Author: Parkhouse, George M. Relating to authorizing the creation of county building authorities to acquire, own and operate a public building to be used principally as a county courthouse in counties having a population in excess of six hundred thousand (600,000).
HB 31 56-2 (1959) Author: Hughes, Charles Ervin | et. al. Relating to authorizing the creation of a County Building Study Committee to study building needs in Counties having a population in excess of 600,00 and which have not constructed a county courthouse within the last ten years.
SB 24 56-2 (1959) Author: Parkhouse, George M. Relating to creating the County Building Authority Act applicable only in counties having a population in excess of 600,000 and which own and use, in conjunction with other structures, a courthouse which is more than thirty (30) years old or has not been completely renovated or remodeled within a thirty (30) year period.
HB 762 55-0 (1957) Author: Russell, Jr., Raymond R. | et. al. Relating to authorizing Commissioners Courts to purchase, construct, reconstruct, remodel, improve and equip, or otherwise acquire, an office building or buildings, or courts building or buildings, or jail building or buildings (in addition to the existing courthouse and/or jail), or an additional building or buildings in which any one or more of the county or district offices or county or district courts, or certain justice of the peace courts, or where the jail, or any other facilities or functions of the county may be housed, conducted, and maintained.
HB 52 54-0 (1955) Author: Parish, Harold Burton Relating to sale of real property under execution; amending Statutes so as to permit sale at some place within the courthouse other than the courthouse door and to require the notice of sale to state the time and place of sale.
SB 450 54-0 (1955) Author: Fly, William S. "Bill" Relating to sale of real property under execution; amending Statutes so as to permit sale at some place within the courthouse other than the courthouse door and to require the notice of sale to state the time and place of sale.
HB 58 52-0 (1951) Author: Crouch, Douglass "Doug" Relating to amending certain statutes relating to maintenance of rest rooms for women in courthouses so as to provide that certain counties may appoint the matron and expend for the maintenance of a rest room for women in the courthouse an amount not to exceed One Hundred Twenty five ($125) per month.
HB 805 51-0 (1949) Author: Cannon, Oscar E. Relating to authorizing Commissioners Courts to purchase sites and construct office buildings, jails and agriculture buildings in certain counties; providing this Act shall be cumulative; and providing this Act shall be severable.
HB 395 47-0 (1941) Author: King, Arthur Howard | et. al. Relating to amending a certain Article relating to the sale of real estate conferred by any deed of trust or contract lien.
HB 396 47-0 (1941) Author: King, Arthur Howard | et. al. Relating to amending a certain Article of the Revised Civil Statutes of Texas relating to the definition of "Courthouse Door" in relation to the public notice of any sale of real estate made under powers conferred by any deed of trust or other contract lien.
HB 832 47-0 (1941) Author: Celaya, Augustine Relating to amending a certain Article of the Revised Civil Statutes by providing that the Commissioners Court of any county may, when necessary, furnish suitable quarters, other than the courthouse, for holding Court and carrying on other public business and may rent such part of any such quarters not necessary for public use.
HB 886 47-0 (1941) Author: Celaya, Augustine Relating to amending a certain Act providing that the Commissioners Court of any county may, when necessary, furnish suitable quarters, other than the court house, for holding court and carrying on other public business.
HB 675 45-0 (1937) Author: Stinson, Jeff D. | et. al. Relating to providing that in all counties of this State, having a population of more than three hundred thousand (300,000), according to the last United States Census, the Commissioners Court in such county may expend, in furnishing a rest room for women in the courthouse, or in courthouse buildings, or on courthouse grounds, a sum not to exceed Three Hundred Dollars ($300).
HB 47 45-1 (1937) Author: Dickison, Prentis E. | et. al. Relating to providing that in all counties of this State having a population of two hundred and fifty thousand (250,000) or more, according to the last United States Census, the Commissioners Court in such county may expend, in furnishing a rest room for women in the courthouse, or in courthouse buildings, or on courthouse grounds, a sum not to exceed Three Hundred Dollars ($300).
SB 451 44-0 (1935) Author: Hopkins, Welly Kennon Relating to amending the "Bond and Warrant Law of 1931," by adding a new Section, to provide that the provisions of Section 4 of said Bond and Warrant Law shall not apply to the issuance of warrants for building, construction, reconstruction and/or repair of a court house and/or jail in any county where the court house has been torn down or demolished, and where notice was given under Section 2 of said Bond and Warrant Law prior to the taking effect of this Act, and there was no county court house at the time such notice was published.
HB 799 43-0 (1933) Author: Haag, Benjamin Franklin "Frank" Relating to requiring all indebtedness against a courthouse or courthouses shall be paid in full before the county seat of any county can be moved from its present location.
HB 884 42-0 (1931) Author: Nicholson, Carl Edmund Relating to authorizing counties having a city or cities other than county seats with their boundaries, having a population of twenty thousand (20,000) and over, to provide, maintain, and repair office buildings and/or jails in said cities.
SB 74 41-4 (1930) Author: Hornsby, John William Relating to canceling and annulling the lease which Travis County holds against the courthouse and jail property owned by the State of Texas, the same being North half of Block No. (123) one hundred twenty-three, in the City of Austin, Travis County, Texas.
SB 37 41-5 (1930) Author: Hornsby, John William Relating to cancelling and annulling the lease which Travis County holds against the courthouse and jail property owned by the State of Texas.
HB 84 40-1 (1927) Author: Satterwhite, Robert Lee Relating to authorizing the issuance of refunding bonds bearing the same or a lower rate of interest, in lieu of any valid outstanding bonds which have been issued under the authority of Title 22 or Title 71, Revised Civil Statutes of 1925, or provisions of law which have been amended or superseded thereby, and adding Article 725b.
HB 511 36-0 (1919) Author: Sneed, Jerome Hardeman Relating to permitting that the Commissioners' Court in any County in this State may provide and furnish a rest-room for women and may assist in paying for the services of a matron for such rest-room.
HB 622 36-0 (1919) Author: Lange, Edward Henry Relating to providing that the commissioners courts shall provide suitable places in the court house for the holding of court by justices of the peace in the precinct where the court house is situated, where there are more than 75,000 inhabitants in such justice precinct.
SB 265 36-0 (1919) Author: Hertzberg, Harry Relating to providing that the Commissioners' Court shall provide suitable places in the Court House for the holding of court by Justices of the Peace in the precinct where the Court House is situated, where there are more than seventy-five thousand inhabitants in such Justice Precinct. House: Counties
Senate: Counties and County Boundaries
HB 166 36-2 (1919) Author: Sneed, Jerome Hardeman Relating to amending certain laws so as to provide that the commissioners' court in any county in this State may provide and furnish a rest-room for women and may assist in paying for the services of a matron for such rest-room.
SB 46 36-2 (1919) Author: Caldwell, Walter Douglass Relating to amending certain acts so as to make it the duty of the Commissioners Courts to provide suitable places in the Court House for holding of the Justice court in certain precincts.
HB 770 35-0 (1917) Author: Schlesinger, William Relating to providing offices in the courthouse for justices of the peace of Precinct No. 1 in certain counties.
HB 19 35-3 (1917) Author: Laney, Charles O. | et. al. Relating to authorizing the commissioners court of Dallas County to establish a woman's restroom at or near the court house.
SB 16 35-3 (1917) Author: McNealus, James Clayton Relating to authorizing the Commissioners Court of Dallas County, Texas, to provide a building in the City of Dallas at or near the court house in said county and to establish therein a Womans Rest Room or Rest Rooms of sufficient dimensions for the comfort and convenience of the women and children from the rural districts who are called up to attend court, or to visit the county site.
HB 152 34-0 (1915) Author: Burmeister, Frank H. Relating to prescribing and defining the powers and duties of the commissioners courts and limiting the power of said court in incur any indebtedness in excess of two thousand dollars for providing or building courthouses, jails and other public buildings.
SB 107 34-0 (1915) Author: Page, Paul Dewitt Relating to repealing a special law relating to public sales in Bastrop County, Texas.
SB 40 32-0 (1911) Author: Hudspeth, Claude Benton Relating to amending "An Act authorizing the commissioners court of the counties of this State to issue bonds for the purpose of improving and maintaining the public roads in their respective counties."
HB 98 18-1 (1884) Relating to amending an act authorizing the county commissioners' court of the several counties of this State to issue bonds for the erection of a court-house, and to levy a tax to pay for the same, so as to include the issue of jail bonds

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