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HB 1481 85-0 (2017) Author: Lozano, J. M.
Sponsor: Kolkhorst, Lois
Relating to the abolition of the fee established by the commissioner of the General Land Office for processing applications for terminal facility discharge prevention and response certificates. House: Energy Resources
Senate: Natural Resources & Economic Development
Effective on 9/1/17
HB 1625 85-0 (2017) Author: Bonnen, Greg | et. al.
Sponsor: Hinojosa, Juan
Relating to the procedures for the enforcement by the General Land Office of the Oil Spill Prevention and Response Act of 1991. House: Land & Resource Management
Senate: Natural Resources & Economic Development
Effective on 9/1/17
HB 2252 85-0 (2017) Author: Faircloth, Wayne | et. al.
Sponsor: Taylor, Larry | et. al.
Relating to the feasibility of creating and maintaining a coastal barrier system. House: Land & Resource Management
Senate: Natural Resources & Economic Development
Effective on 9/1/17
HB 2285 85-0 (2017) Author: Thompson, Ed | et. al.
Sponsor: Taylor, Larry
Relating to the establishment of the Texas Institute for Coastal Prairie Research and Education at the University of Houston. House: Higher Education
Senate: Higher Education
Effective immediately
HB 2690 85-0 (2017) Author: Morrison, Geanie W. | et. al. Relating to the allocation of certain state hotel occupancy tax revenue. House: Ways & Means Placed on General State Calendar
HB 2741 85-0 (2017) Author: Deshotel, Joe Relating to the operation of casino gaming in this state by licensed persons in certain areas of this state to provide additional money for residual windstorm insurance coverage in the coastal areas; requiring occupational licenses or certifications; authorizing fees; imposing a tax; creating criminal offenses and providing other penalties. House: Licensing & Administrative Procedures Referred to Licensing & Administrative Procedures
HB 2968 85-0 (2017) Author: Bonnen, Dennis
Sponsor: Kolkhorst, Lois
Relating to the operation of a golf cart or utility vehicle on a public highway in certain counties. House: Transportation
Senate: Transportation
Effective immediately
HB 3626 85-0 (2017) Author: Hunter, Todd Relating to the definition of eligible central municipality for purposes of the municipal hotel occupancy tax. House: Ways & Means Placed on General State Calendar
HB 3838 85-0 (2017) Author: Zerwas, John | et. al. Relating to the definition of eligible central municipality for purposes of the municipal hotel occupancy tax. House: Ways & Means Placed on General State Calendar
HB 4029 85-0 (2017) Author: Oliveira, René
Sponsor: Lucio, Jr., Eddie
Relating to the use of municipal hotel occupancy tax revenue by certain municipalities. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Natural Resources & Economic Development
Effective immediately
HCR 105 85-0 (2017) Author: Bonnen, Dennis | et. al.
Sponsor: Hinojosa, Juan
Encouraging Congress to pass legislation allowing the State of Texas to manage the Gulf of Mexico red snapper fishery out to 200 nautical miles. House: Culture, Recreation & Tourism
Senate: Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs
Signed by the Governor
HCR 106 85-0 (2017) Author: Deshotel, Joe | et. al.
Sponsor: Taylor, Larry | et. al.
Urging Congress to provide sufficient federal funding for the construction of a storm surge barrier along the Texas coast. House: Land & Resource Management
Senate: Administration
Signed by the Governor
HJR 90 85-0 (2017) Author: Deshotel, Joe Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the operation of casino games in certain areas of this state by licensed persons to provide additional money for residual windstorm insurance coverage in the coastal areas; providing for certification or licensing of persons engaged in occupations related to casino gaming. House: Licensing & Administrative Procedures Referred to Licensing & Administrative Procedures
SB 743 85-0 (2017) Author: Kolkhorst, Lois Relating to the abolition of the fee established by the commissioner of the General Land Office for processing applications for terminal facility discharge prevention and response certificates. Senate: Natural Resources & Economic Development Referred to Natural Resources & Economic Development
SB 1000 85-0 (2017) Author: Taylor, Larry | et. al. Relating to the feasibility of creating and maintaining a coastal barrier system. Senate: Natural Resources & Economic Development Left pending in committee
SB 1695 85-0 (2017) Author: Lucio, Jr., Eddie | et. al.
Sponsor: Price, Four
Relating to mosquito control districts established for an urgent public health purpose. House: Public Health
Senate: Health & Human Services
Committee report sent to Calendars
SB 1804 85-0 (2017) Author: Lucio, Jr., Eddie Relating to the use of municipal hotel occupancy tax revenue by certain municipalities. Senate: Natural Resources & Economic Development Not again placed on intent calendar
SB 2265 85-0 (2017) Author: Taylor, Larry | et. al. Relating to the Gulf Coast Waste Disposal Authority and expanding the territory and powers of the authority; authorizing fees and the issuance of bonds. House: Special Purpose Districts
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Referred to Special Purpose Districts
SCR 32 85-0 (2017) Author: Taylor, Larry | et. al. Urging Congress to provide sufficient federal funding for the construction of a storm surge barrier along the Texas coast. Senate: Natural Resources & Economic Development Received from the Senate
SCR 36 85-0 (2017) Author: Hinojosa, Juan Encouraging Congress to pass legislation allowing the State of Texas to manage the Gulf of Mexico red snapper fishery out to 200 nautical miles. Senate: Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 1466 84-0 (2015) Author: Bonnen, Dennis
Sponsor: Huffman, Joan
Relating to Parks and Wildlife Department procedures for the transfer of ownership of boats or outboard motors; providing penalties; creating a criminal offense. House: Culture, Recreation & Tourism
Senate: Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs
Effective on 9/1/15
HB 1687 84-0 (2015) Author: Faircloth, Wayne | et. al. Relating to a study of the feasibility and desirability of creating and maintaining a coastal barrier system. House: Land & Resource Management Laid on the table subject to call
HB 1717 84-0 (2015) Author: Oliveira, René
Sponsor: Lucio, Jr., Eddie
Relating to the use of municipal hotel occupancy taxes by certain municipalities for ecological and space exploration-related tourism. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Natural Resources & Economic Development
Effective immediately
HB 1915 84-0 (2015) Author: Herrero, Abel | et. al.
Sponsor: Hinojosa, Juan | et. al.
Relating to the allocation of state hotel occupancy tax revenue to certain barrier island coastal municipalities. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Natural Resources & Economic Development
Effective on . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
HB 2245 84-0 (2015) Author: Bonnen, Greg | et. al. Relating to the operation of the Texas Windstorm Insurance Association and the renaming of the Texas Windstorm Insurance Association as the Texas Coastal Insurance Association. House: Insurance Left pending in committee
HB 2784 84-0 (2015) Author: Faircloth, Wayne Relating to the authority of certain counties to regulate camping on public beaches; adding a provision that may be subject to a criminal penalty. House: Land & Resource Management Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 3052 84-0 (2015) Author: Bonnen, Dennis Relating to the allocation of state hotel occupancy tax revenue to certain barrier island coastal municipalities. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Business & Commerce
Referred to Business & Commerce
HB 3314 84-0 (2015) Author: Smith, Wayne Relating to the authority of the Texas Transportation Commission to fund projects related to the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway. House: Transportation Left pending in subcommittee
HB 3839 84-0 (2015) Author: Deshotel, Joe Relating to the operation of casino gaming in this state by licensed persons in certain areas of this state to provide additional money for residual windstorm insurance coverage in the coastal areas; requiring occupational licenses or certifications; creating criminal offenses and providing other penalties; authorizing fees; imposing a tax. House: Licensing & Administrative Procedures Left pending in committee
HJR 142 84-0 (2015) Author: Deshotel, Joe Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the operation of casino games in certain areas of this state by licensed persons to provide additional money for residual windstorm insurance coverage in the coastal areas; providing for certification or licensing of persons engaged in occupations related to casino gaming. House: Licensing & Administrative Procedures Left pending in committee
SB 695 84-0 (2015) Author: Taylor, Larry | et. al.
Sponsor: Faircloth, Wayne | et. al.
Relating to a study of the feasibility and desirability of creating and maintaining a coastal barrier system. House: Land & Resource Management
Senate: Natural Resources & Economic Development
Effective on 9/1/15
SB 749 84-0 (2015) Author: Hinojosa, Juan | et. al. Relating to the allocation of state hotel occupancy tax revenue to certain barrier island coastal municipalities. Senate: Natural Resources & Economic Development Left pending in committee
SB 900 84-0 (2015) Author: Taylor, Larry | et. al.
Sponsor: Bonnen, Greg
Relating to the operation of the Texas Windstorm Insurance Association. House: Insurance
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective on 9/1/15
SB 1423 84-0 (2015) Author: Lucio, Jr., Eddie Relating to the use of municipal hotel occupancy taxes by certain municipalities for ecological and space exploration-related tourism. Senate: Natural Resources & Economic Development Referred to Natural Resources & Economic Development
HB 325 83-0 (2013) Author: Dutton, Jr., Harold V. Relating to the boundaries of public beaches. House: Land & Resource Management Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 622 83-0 (2013) Author: Eiland, Craig
Sponsor: Hegar, Glenn
Relating to the report by the General Land Office to the legislature on the effectiveness of the coastal management program. House: Land & Resource Management
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective immediately
HB 835 83-0 (2013) Author: Eiland, Craig Relating to the application of the limit on appraised value of a residence homestead for ad valorem tax purposes to an improvement that is a replacement structure for a structure that was rendered uninhabitable or unusable by a casualty or by wind or water damage. House: Ways & Means Comm. report sent to Local & Consent Calendar
HB 1044 83-0 (2013) Author: Eiland, Craig
Sponsor: Williams, Tommy
Relating to the operation of all-terrain vehicles and recreational off-highway vehicles; creating an offense. House: Culture, Recreation & Tourism
Senate: Transportation
Effective on 9/1/13
HB 1106 83-0 (2013) Author: Larson, Lyle
Sponsor: Estes, Craig
Relating to the identification and operation of vessels in the waters of this state. House: Culture, Recreation & Tourism
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective on 9/1/13
HB 1898 83-0 (2013) Author: Eiland, Craig Relating to requiring certain residential property insurers to adjust certain claims under Texas Windstorm Insurance Association policies; imposing fees. House: Insurance Left pending in committee
HB 1903 83-0 (2013) Author: Eiland, Craig | et. al.
Sponsor: Williams, Tommy
Relating to the allocation of amounts deposited into the oyster sales account and the abolishment of the oyster advisory committee. House: Agriculture & Livestock
Senate: Finance
Effective on 9/1/13
HB 1966 83-0 (2013) Author: Deshotel, Joe
Sponsor: Williams, Tommy
Relating to a project that may be undertaken by certain development corporations in connection with infrastructure improvements necessary for municipal area development and revitalization. House: Urban Affairs
Senate: Economic Development
Effective immediately
HB 2271 83-0 (2013) Author: Morrison, Geanie Relating to an annual hurricane damage mitigation week. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HB 2350 83-0 (2013) Author: Hunter, Todd | et. al. Relating to certain property insurance coverage available through the Texas Windstorm Insurance Association and other entities, the operation of those entities, and activities to pay and reduce losses under that coverage. House: Insurance Left pending in committee
HB 2351 83-0 (2013) Author: Hunter, Todd | et. al. Relating to the composition of the board of directors of the Texas Windstorm Insurance Association. House: Insurance Left pending in committee
HB 2352 83-0 (2013) Author: Hunter, Todd | et. al. Relating to the operation of the Texas Windstorm Insurance Association and to catastrophe preparedness in the seacoast territories of this state; authorizing assessments, surcharges, and fees. House: Insurance Left pending in committee
HB 2623 83-0 (2013) Author: Oliveira, René | et. al.
Sponsor: Lucio, Jr., Eddie
Relating to the authority of certain counties and the General Land Office to temporarily close a beach or beach access point. House: Land & Resource Management
Senate: Administration
Effective immediately
HB 3042 83-0 (2013) Author: Oliveira, René | et. al.
Sponsor: Lucio, Jr., Eddie
Relating to the allocation of state hotel occupancy tax revenue to certain municipalities for cleaning and maintenance of and erosion control for public beaches. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Economic Development
Effective on 9/1/13
HB 3043 83-0 (2013) Author: Oliveira, René
Sponsor: Lucio, Jr., Eddie
Relating to increasing the maximum rate at which certain municipalities may impose a hotel occupancy tax and to the use of revenue from that tax. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Economic Development
Committee report printed and distributed
HB 3131 83-0 (2013) Author: Lucio III, Eddie Relating to the line of vegetation and authorized development in certain beach areas; authorizing a fee. House: Land & Resource Management Referred to Land & Resource Management
HB 3279 83-0 (2013) Author: Morrison, Geanie
Sponsor: Hegar, Glenn
Relating to the uprooting of seagrass plants; creating an offense. House: Culture, Recreation & Tourism
Senate: Agriculture, Rural Affairs & Homeland Security
Effective on 9/1/13
HB 3459 83-0 (2013) Author: Eiland, Craig
Sponsor: Taylor, Larry
Relating to access to and protection of certain coastal areas. House: Land & Resource Management
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective on 9/1/13
HJR 47 83-0 (2013) Author: Alvarado, Carol Proposing a constitutional amendment requiring the legislature to establish a state gaming commission and to authorize and provide for the regulation of gaming conducted at certain locations in this state, authorizing federally recognized Indian tribes to conduct gaming on certain Indian lands, and requiring the governor to call the legislature into special session to consider gaming legislation. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HJR 54 83-0 (2013) Author: Dutton, Jr., Harold V. Proposing a constitutional amendment establishing the boundaries of public beaches and declaring that the state holds public beaches in trust for the use of the public. House: Land & Resource Management Reported favorably as substituted
HR 3007 83-0 (2013) Author: Eiland, Craig Suspending limitations on conference committee jurisdiction, H.B. No. 3459. Reported enrolled
SB 835 83-0 (2013) Author: Lucio, Jr., Eddie | et. al.
Sponsor: Eiland, Craig
Relating to the application of the limit on appraised value of a residence homestead for ad valorem tax purposes to an improvement that is a replacement structure for a structure that was rendered uninhabitable or unusable by a casualty or by wind or water damage. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Finance
Placed on General State Calendar
SB 964 83-0 (2013) Author: Williams, Tommy | et. al. Relating to the appropriation of amounts deposited into the oyster sales account and the abolishment of the oyster advisory committee. Senate: Finance Referred to s/c on Fiscal Matters by Chair
SB 1089 83-0 (2013) Author: Hinojosa, Juan Relating to the operation of the Texas Windstorm Insurance Association and to catastrophe preparedness in the seacoast territories of this state. Senate: Business & Commerce Left pending in committee
SB 1138 83-0 (2013) Author: Lucio, Jr., Eddie Relating to the rate of the municipal hotel occupancy tax in certain municipalities and the use of revenue from that tax. Senate: Economic Development Referred to Economic Development
SB 1143 83-0 (2013) Author: Lucio, Jr., Eddie Relating to the allocation of state hotel occupancy tax revenue to certain municipalities for cleaning and maintenance of and erosion control for public beaches. Senate: Economic Development Referred to Economic Development
SB 1287 83-0 (2013) Author: Williams, Tommy | et. al. Relating to the operation of all-terrain vehicles and recreational off-highway vehicles; creating an offense. Senate: Transportation Referred to Transportation
SB 1560 83-0 (2013) Author: Taylor, Larry
Sponsor: Eiland, Craig
Relating to easements used for dune construction and maintenance projects in certain counties. House: Land & Resource Management
Senate: Natural Resources
Placed on General State Calendar
SB 1561 83-0 (2013) Author: Taylor, Larry Relating to the determination of the boundaries of, and the enforcement of the law governing access to, public beaches. Senate: Natural Resources Not again placed on intent calendar
SB 1574 83-0 (2013) Author: Lucio, Jr., Eddie Relating to the authority of certain counties and the General Land Office to temporarily close a beach or beach access point. Senate: Natural Resources Not again placed on intent calendar
SB 1733 83-0 (2013) Author: Taylor, Larry Relating to a study regarding the creation of dunes on the gulf coast for storm surge protection. Senate: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
SR 1076 83-0 (2013) Author: Taylor, Larry Suspending limitations on conference committee jurisdiction, H.B. No. 3459. Reported enrolled
HB 894 82-0 (2011) Author: Howard, Charlie Relating to the composition of the board of directors of the Gulf Coast Water Authority. House: Natural Resources Recommendations filed with the Speaker
HB 2081 82-0 (2011) Author: Lozano, J. M. Relating to the extent of extraterritorial jurisdiction of certain less populous municipalities located on a barrier island. House: Land & Resource Management Left pending in committee
HB 2206 82-0 (2011) Author: Oliveira, Rene Relating to the funding and planning of activities undertaken under the Coastal Erosion Planning and Response Act; imposing a fee. House: Land & Resource Management Referred to Land & Resource Management
HB 2250 82-0 (2011) Author: Bonnen, Dennis Relating to the abolition of the Coastal Coordination Council and the transfer of its functions to the General Land Office. House: Natural Resources Laid on the table subject to call
HB 2696 82-0 (2011) Author: Eiland, Craig Relating to the application of the limit on appraised value of a residence homestead for ad valorem tax purposes to an improvement that is a replacement structure for a structure that was rendered uninhabitable or unusable by a casualty or by wind or water damage. House: Ways & Means Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 3418 82-0 (2011) Author: Darby, Drew Relating to certain state fiscal matters related to natural resources or the environment. House: Appropriations Postponed
HB 3621 82-0 (2011) Author: Bonnen, Dennis | et. al. Relating to the Gulf Coast Water Authority. House: Natural Resources Left pending in committee
SB 508 82-0 (2011) Author: Lucio, Jr., Eddie
Sponsor: Lozano, J. M. | et. al.
Relating to the extent of extraterritorial jurisdiction of certain less populous municipalities located on a barrier island. House: Land & Resource Management
Senate: International Relations & Trade
Effective immediately
SB 656 82-0 (2011) Author: Huffman, Joan | et. al.
Sponsor: Bonnen, Dennis
Relating to the abolition of the Coastal Coordination Council and the transfer of its functions to the General Land Office. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Government Organization
Effective on 9/1/11
SB 683 82-0 (2011) Author: Huffman, Joan | et. al.
Sponsor: Bonnen, Dennis
Relating to the composition of the board of directors of the Gulf Coast Water Authority. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective immediately
SB 801 82-0 (2011) Author: Hegar, Glenn
Sponsor: Weber, Randy
Relating to the authority of the seawall commission in Matagorda County to build and maintain recreational facilities near the seawall. House: County Affairs
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective immediately
SB 803 82-0 (2011) Author: Hegar, Glenn
Sponsor: Hunter, Todd
Relating to venue projects in certain counties. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Economic Development
Effective immediately
SB 1205 82-0 (2011) Author: Jackson, Mike Relating to the application of the limit on appraised value of a residence homestead for ad valorem tax purposes to an improvement that is a replacement structure for a structure that was rendered uninhabitable or unusable by a casualty or by wind or water damage. Senate: Finance Left pending in committee
SB 1584 82-0 (2011) Author: Ogden, Steve Relating to state fiscal matters related to natural resources and the environment. House: Appropriations
Senate: Finance
Reported favorably as substituted
SB 1920 82-0 (2011) Author: Gallegos, Jr., Mario
Sponsor: Eiland, Craig
Relating to the powers of the Coastal Water Authority; affecting the authority to issue bonds. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective immediately
SB 44 82-1 (2011) Author: Fraser, Troy | et. al. Relating to the cessation of operations of the Texas Windstorm Insurance Association and the provision of windstorm and hail insurance in the seacoast territory of this state. Filed
HB 1213 81-0 (2009) Author: Rios Ybarra, Tara
Sponsor: Lucio, Jr., Eddie
Relating to the promulgation by the commissioner of the General Land Office of rules authorizing the use on a public beach of a golf cart for the transportation of a person with a physical disability. House: Land & Resource Management
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective immediately
HB 1286 81-0 (2009) Author: Eiland, Craig
Sponsor: Huffman, Joan
Relating to the issuance of Save Our Beaches specialty license plates. House: Transportation
Senate: Transportation & Homeland Security
Effective on 9/1/09
HB 1324 81-0 (2009) Author: Rios Ybarra, Tara
Sponsor: Lucio, Jr., Eddie
Relating to the municipal hotel occupancy tax imposed in certain municipalities. House: Ways & Means
Senate: International Relations & Trade
Effective immediately
HB 1445 81-0 (2009) Author: Bonnen, Dennis
Sponsor: Huffman, Joan
Relating to the authority of certain political subdivisions to erect or maintain shore protection structures and the location of the line of vegetation in relation to those structures. House: Land & Resource Management
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective immediately
HB 1591 81-0 (2009) Author: Hamilton, Mike Relating to exempting sales of certain hurricane preparation supplies in certain counties from the sales tax for a limited period. House: Ways & Means Left pending in committee
HB 1749 81-0 (2009) Author: Bonnen, Dennis
Sponsor: Hegar, Glenn
Relating to the issuance of marine conservation specialty license plates. House: Transportation
Senate: Transportation & Homeland Security
Effective on 9/1/09
HB 2073 81-0 (2009) Author: Bonnen, Dennis
Sponsor: Hegar, Glenn
Relating to plans by local governments in coastal areas for reducing public expenditures for erosion and storm damage losses to public and private property. House: Land & Resource Management
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective on 9/1/09
HB 2074 81-0 (2009) Author: Bonnen, Dennis | et. al.
Sponsor: Hegar, Glenn
Relating to the designation by the commissioner of the General Land Office of critical coastal erosion areas for purposes of the coastal erosion response plan. House: Land & Resource Management
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective on 9/1/09
HB 2247 81-0 (2009) Author: Turner, Sylvester Relating to an emergency power supply for service stations, supermarkets, and pharmacies located in certain areas of the state; providing a civil penalty. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 2251 81-0 (2009) Author: Hunter, Todd Relating to the use of state hotel occupancy tax revenue to clean and maintain beaches in certain municipalities. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HB 2276 81-0 (2009) Author: Hunter, Todd
Sponsor: Hinojosa, Juan
Relating to the use of state hotel occupancy tax revenue to clean and maintain beaches in certain municipalities. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Administration
Effective on . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
HB 2387 81-0 (2009) Author: Bonnen, Dennis | et. al.
Sponsor: Hegar, Glenn
Relating to the authority of the General Land Office to undertake coastal erosion studies and projects in conjunction with qualified project partners. House: Land & Resource Management
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective on 9/1/09
HB 2457 81-0 (2009) Author: Eiland, Craig
Sponsor: Jackson, Mike
Relating to the duty of the General Land Office to clean, maintain, and clear debris from a public beach affected by a declared disaster. House: Land & Resource Management
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective immediately
HB 2552 81-0 (2009) Author: Herrero, Abel Relating to public notice of building requirements and inspection standards in first tier coastal counties. House: Insurance
Senate: Business & Commerce
Referred to Business & Commerce
HB 3306 81-0 (2009) Author: Bonnen, Dennis
Sponsor: Jackson, Mike
Relating to the removal and disposal of certain vessels and structures in or on coastal waters. House: Land & Resource Management
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective on 9/1/09
HB 3577 81-0 (2009) Author: Christian, Wayne Relating to the authority of a municipality or county to define the line of vegetation bordering a public beach. House: Land & Resource Management No action taken in committee
HB 3664 81-0 (2009) Author: Geren, Charlie Relating to a requirement of a permit or permit amendment from the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality for the construction or modification of an electric generating facility in the coastal zone of this state that uses wind power. House: State Affairs No action taken in committee
HB 3971 81-0 (2009) Author: Ritter, Allan | et. al. Relating to the funding of certain activities of the General Land Office pertaining to the management of coastal public land. House: Land & Resource Management Postponed
HB 3986 81-0 (2009) Author: Bonnen, Dennis | et. al. Relating to the closure of certain man-made passes between the Gulf of Mexico and inland bays by the commissioner of the General Land Office. House: Land & Resource Management Laid on the table subject to call
HB 4025 81-0 (2009) Author: Christian, Wayne Relating to a prohibition on the filing of a suit to remove a house located on a public beach because of a change in the boundary of the beach resulting from a meteorological event. House: Land & Resource Management No action taken in committee
HB 4170 81-0 (2009) Author: Smith, Wayne Relating to requiring property inspections for windstorm and hail insurance in certain geographic areas and authorizing certain political subdivisions to adopt and enforce regulations relating to severe weather, including residential building codes, abandoned land, and damaged buildings; granting a limited power of eminent domain. House: Insurance Referred to Insurance
HB 4286 81-0 (2009) Author: Hunter, Todd Relating to the disposal of sewage by boats. House: Environmental Regulation Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 4347 81-0 (2009) Author: Ortiz, Jr., Solomon | et. al. Relating to adoption of a consumer bill of rights for insurance coverage obtained through the Texas Windstorm Insurance Association. House: Insurance Referred to Insurance
HB 4667 81-0 (2009) Author: Merritt, Tommy Relating to the amount and use of the coastal protection fee. House: Natural Resources Left pending in committee
HB 4668 81-0 (2009) Author: Merritt, Tommy Relating to a fee on the importation and exportation of natural gas for coastal protection. House: Ways & Means Left pending in committee
HJR 102 81-0 (2009) Author: Raymond, Richard | et. al.
Sponsor: Hinojosa, Juan
Proposing a constitutional amendment to protect the right of the public to access and use public beaches. House: Land & Resource Management
Senate: Natural Resources
Filed with the Secretary of State
SB 14 81-0 (2009) Author: Fraser, Troy
Sponsor: Smithee, John
Relating to the operation of the Texas Windstorm Insurance Association and the Texas FAIR Plan Association; making an appropriation. House: Insurance
Senate: Business & Commerce
Record vote
SB 75 81-0 (2009) Author: Nelson, Jane | et. al. Relating to the establishment of a disaster and emergency education program. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs
Senate: Transportation & Homeland Security
Reported favorably w/o amendment(s)
SB 179 81-0 (2009) Author: Gallegos, Jr., Mario Relating to exempting certain hurricane preparation supplies from the sales tax for a limited period. Senate: Finance Referred to Finance
SB 539 81-0 (2009) Author: Estes, Craig Relating to the funding of certain activities of the General Land Office pertaining to the management of coastal public land. Senate: Finance Referred to Finance
SB 673 81-0 (2009) Author: Hegar, Glenn Relating to plans by local governments in coastal areas for reducing public expenditures for erosion and storm damage losses to public and private property. Senate: Natural Resources Left pending in committee
SB 697 81-0 (2009) Author: Ellis, Rodney Relating to coverage under certain residential property insurance policies for losses incurred because of storm surges. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SB 735 81-0 (2009) Author: Hegar, Glenn Relating to the issuance of marine conservation specialty license plates. Senate: Transportation & Homeland Security Referred to Transportation & Homeland Sec.
SB 804 81-0 (2009) Author: Lucio, Jr., Eddie Relating to the use of golf carts on beaches. Senate: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
SB 924 81-0 (2009) Author: Huffman, Joan Relating to the issuance of Save Our Beaches specialty license plates. Senate: Transportation & Homeland Security Referred to Transportation & Homeland Sec.
SB 989 81-0 (2009) Author: Lucio, Jr., Eddie Relating to the municipal hotel occupancy tax imposed in certain municipalities. Senate: Intergovernmental Relations Referred to Intergovernmental Relations
SB 1135 81-0 (2009) Author: Hegar, Glenn Relating to the authority of the General Land Office to undertake coastal erosion studies and projects in conjunction with qualified project partners. Senate: Natural Resources Left pending in committee
SB 1136 81-0 (2009) Author: Hegar, Glenn Relating to the designation by the commissioner of the General Land Office of critical coastal erosion areas for purposes of the coastal erosion response plan. Senate: Natural Resources Left pending in committee
SB 1293 81-0 (2009) Author: Jackson, Mike Relating to the duty of the General Land Office to clean, maintain, and clear debris from a public beach affected by a declared disaster. Senate: Natural Resources Left pending in committee
SB 1684 81-0 (2009) Author: Hinojosa, Juan Relating to the use of state hotel occupancy tax revenue to clean and maintain beaches in certain municipalities. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Economic Development
Referred to Ways & Means
SB 2043 81-0 (2009) Author: Williams, Tommy
Sponsor: Bonnen, Dennis
Relating to the closure or modification of certain man-made passes between the Gulf of Mexico and inland bays by the commissioner of the General Land Office. House: Land & Resource Management
Senate: International Relations & Trade
See remarks for effective date
HB 324 80-0 (2007) Author: Hamilton, Mike Relating to exempting sales of certain hurricane preparation supplies in certain counties from the sales tax for a limited period. House: Ways & Means Left pending in committee
HB 582 80-0 (2007) Author: Deshotel, Joe Relating to the determination of certain catastrophe areas eligible for insurance coverage through the Texas Windstorm Insurance Association. House: Insurance Withdrawn from schedule
HB 673 80-0 (2007) Author: Oliveira, Rene Relating to seawalls and street lights as authorized projects in a public improvement district. House: County Affairs Considered in Calendars
HB 1009 80-0 (2007) Author: Escobar, Juan
Sponsor: Lucio, Jr., Eddie
Relating to the use of state hotel occupancy tax revenue to clean and maintain beaches in certain municipalities. House: Local Government Ways & Means
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective immediately
HB 1325 80-0 (2007) Author: Eiland, Craig Relating to exempting sales of certain hurricane preparation supplies in certain counties from the sales tax for a limited period. House: Ways & Means Left pending in committee
HB 1372 80-0 (2007) Author: Smith, Wayne
Sponsor: Hegar, Glenn
Relating to retention of certain engineering computations made regarding residential structures located in first tier coastal counties. House: Insurance
Senate: Business & Commerce
Removed from local & uncontested calendar
HB 1493 80-0 (2007) Author: Bonnen, Dennis
Sponsor: Janek, Kyle
Relating to the establishment and operation of a severe storm research and planning center. House: Higher Education
Senate: Education
Effective immediately
HB 1504 80-0 (2007) Author: Lucio III, Eddie Relating to the funding and promotion of the Save Texas History and Adopt-A-Beach programs of the General Land Office. House: Land & Resource Management No action taken in committee
HB 1602 80-0 (2007) Author: Van Arsdale, Corbin | et. al.
Sponsor: Fraser, Troy
Relating to venue in civil actions under the Jones Act. House: Civil Practices
Senate: State Affairs
Effective immediately
HB 2487 80-0 (2007) Author: Taylor, Larry | et. al. Relating to the establishment of the coastal erosion response account as a special account within the general revenue fund and the allocation of certain revenue received by this state under Section 8(g), Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act, and from the Limited Sales, Excise, and Use Tax Act to the General Land Office. House: Ways & Means Placed on General State Calendar
HB 2766 80-0 (2007) Author: Eiland, Craig
Sponsor: Janek, Kyle
Relating to the location at which certain courts may conduct proceedings following certain disasters. House: Judiciary
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective immediately
HB 2767 80-0 (2007) Author: Eiland, Craig Relating to an offense of operation of a golf cart by an unaccompanied person under 14 years of age on a public beach. House: Transportation Referred to Transportation
HB 2817 80-0 (2007) Author: Ritter, Allan Relating to the funding of coastal erosion response activities and the coastal management program. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HB 2819 80-0 (2007) Author: Ritter, Allan
Sponsor: Jackson, Mike
Relating to the management and protection of coastal public land and other coastal resources; providing for administrative penalties. House: Land & Resource Management
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective on 9/1/07
HB 2894 80-0 (2007) Author: Garcia, Juan Relating to the authority of an owner of adjacent land to restore certain state land that has been affected by coastal erosion and purchase the restored land. House: Land & Resource Management Left pending in committee
HB 3531 80-0 (2007) Author: Isett, Carl Relating to the composition and use of the coastal protection fund. House: Natural Resources Left pending in committee
HB 3624 80-0 (2007) Author: Ritter, Allan Relating to the protection of coastal resources; providing for administrative penalties. House: Land & Resource Management
Senate: Natural Resources
Referred to Natural Resources
HB 3967 80-0 (2007) Author: Eiland, Craig Relating to establishing insurance eligibility requirements for property located in first tier coastal counties. House: Insurance Left pending in committee
HB 3968 80-0 (2007) Author: Eiland, Craig Relating to allowing insurer rate filings in coastal areas within a 12-month period following a storm to be presumed reasonable. House: Insurance Left pending in committee
SB 388 80-0 (2007) Author: Lucio, Jr., Eddie Relating to the use of state hotel occupancy tax revenue to clean and maintain beaches in certain municipalities. Senate: Natural Resources Refer to s/c on Ag, Rural & Coast by Pres
SB 467 80-0 (2007) Author: Ellis, Rodney Relating to the funding and promotion of the Save Texas History and Adopt-A-Beach programs of the General Land Office. Senate: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
SB 751 80-0 (2007) Author: Jackson, Mike Relating to the management of coastal public land. Senate: Natural Resources No action taken in committee
SB 898 80-0 (2007) Author: Ellis, Rodney Relating to coverage under certain residential property insurance policies for losses incurred because of storm surges. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SB 1538 80-0 (2007) Author: Fraser, Troy Relating to venue in civil actions under the Jones Act. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 1789 80-0 (2007) Author: Jackson, Mike Relating to the protection of coastal resources; providing for administrative penalties. Senate: Natural Resources Reported from s/c favorably with substitute
SB 1797 80-0 (2007) Author: Janek, Kyle Relating to authorizing counties bordering on the shorelines of both the Gulf of Mexico and Galveston Bay to grant exclusive franchises for solid waste disposal services in unincorporated areas of the counties. Senate: Natural Resources Left pending in committee
HB 708 79-0 (2005) Author: Bonnen, Dennis | et. al.
Sponsor: Jackson, Mike
Relating to the issuance of permits by the School Land Board authorizing continued use of certain structures on coastal public land. House: Environmental Regulation
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective immediately
HB 887 79-0 (2005) Author: Seaman, Gene Relating to the restoration by the landowner of private property affected by coastal erosion. House: Land & Resource Management Comm. report sent to Local & Consent Calendar
HB 932 79-0 (2005) Author: Taylor, Larry
Sponsor: Lucio, Jr., Eddie
Relating to structures on coastal public land. House: Land & Resource Management
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective immediately
HB 1117 79-0 (2005) Author: Eiland, Craig Relating to studies or projects concerning coastal erosion that may be undertaken by the General Land Office in conjunction with qualified project partners. House: Land & Resource Management Left pending in committee
HB 1250 79-0 (2005) Author: Luna, Vilma | et. al. Relating to the Texas Coastal Ocean Observation Network. House: Land & Resource Management Withdrawn from schedule
HB 1603 79-0 (2005) Author: Bonnen, Dennis Relating to the authority of certain political subdivisions to erect or maintain shore protection structures and the location of the line of vegetation in relation to those structures. House: Land & Resource Management Point of order sustained
HB 1623 79-0 (2005) Author: Goolsby, Tony Relating to the jurisdiction of certain home-rule municipalities on a barrier island in the Gulf of Mexico. House: Land & Resource Management Withdrawn from schedule
HB 1640 79-0 (2005) Author: Eiland, Craig Relating to the enforcement of the law governing access to public beaches; imposing a surcharge on certain insurance premiums. House: Land & Resource Management Referred to Land & Resource Management
HB 1680 79-0 (2005) Author: Callegari, Bill | et. al. Relating to the administration, powers, duties, and operation of the Harris-Galveston Subsidence District and the Fort Bend Subsidence District. House: Natural Resources Laid on the table subject to call
HB 2096 79-0 (2005) Author: Bonnen, Dennis
Sponsor: Janek, Kyle
Relating to the removal and disposal of certain vessels and structures in certain locations; providing penalties. House: Land & Resource Management
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective on 9/1/05
HB 2621 79-0 (2005) Author: Eiland, Craig Relating to the power of certain coastal municipalities to impose assessments to pay for improvement projects, services, or special events. House: Land & Resource Management Left pending in committee
HB 2946 79-0 (2005) Author: Eiland, Craig Relating to efforts by coastal counties to mitigate coastal erosion and improve public access to public beaches; authorizing the issuance of bonds by coastal counties. House: Land & Resource Management Left pending in committee
HB 3128 79-0 (2005) Author: Eiland, Craig | et. al. Relating to funding of coastal erosion response activities and the coastal management program; imposing a fee. House: Land & Resource Management Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 3153 79-0 (2005) Author: Escobar, Juan Relating to the creation of a wind power research institute at Texas A&M University--Kingsville. House: Higher Education Referred to Higher Education
HB 3201 79-0 (2005) Author: Escobar, Juan Relating to the Texas Shrimp Marketing fund. House: Agriculture & Livestock Referred to Agriculture and Livestock
HB 3248 79-0 (2005) Author: Ritter, Allan Relating to the funding of coastal erosion response activities and the coastal management program; imposing surcharges and fees. House: Land & Resource Management Left pending in committee
HB 3251 79-0 (2005) Author: Ritter, Allan Relating to the funding of the coastal protection fund and the use of money in the fund. House: Land & Resource Management Left pending in committee
HB 3252 79-0 (2005) Author: Ritter, Allan | et. al. Relating to imposition of a fee to provide permanent funds for use in the protection of the Texas coast, including Texas beaches. House: Ways & Means Left pending in committee
SB 373 79-0 (2005) Author: Jackson, Mike Relating to the permitting of structures adjacent to littoral property. Senate: Natural Resources Removed from local & uncontested calendar
SB 471 79-0 (2005) Author: Hinojosa, Juan
Sponsor: Luna, Vilma
Relating to the Texas Coastal Ocean Observation Network. House: Land & Resource Management
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective immediately
SB 487 79-0 (2005) Author: Lucio, Jr., Eddie Relating to structures on coastal public land. Senate: Natural Resources Committee report printed and distributed
SB 517 79-0 (2005) Author: Armbrister, Kenneth
Sponsor: Eiland, Craig
Relating to studies or projects concerning coastal erosion that may be undertaken by the General Land Office in conjunction with qualified project partners. House: Land & Resource Management
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective on 9/1/05
SB 592 79-0 (2005) Author: Jackson, Mike
Sponsor: Eiland, Craig
Relating to the creation of a Texas Gulf Coast Legislative Working Group and a Multistate Gulf Coast Legislative Working Group. House: Land & Resource Management
Senate: Natural Resources
Committee report sent to Calendars
SB 740 79-0 (2005) Author: Janek, Kyle
Sponsor: Bonnen, Dennis
Relating to the authority of certain political subdivisions to erect or maintain shore protection structures and the location of the line of vegetation in relation to those structures. House: Land & Resource Management
Senate: Natural Resources
Placed on Major State Calendar
SB 854 79-0 (2005) Author: Lucio, Jr., Eddie | et. al.
Sponsor: Goolsby, Tony
Relating to the jurisdiction of certain home-rule municipalities on a barrier island in the Gulf of Mexico. House: Land & Resource Management
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Placed on Major State Calendar
SB 1040 79-0 (2005) Author: Janek, Kyle Relating to the removal and disposal of certain vessels and structures in certain locations; providing penalties. Senate: Natural Resources Not again placed on intent calendar
SB 1044 79-0 (2005) Author: Janek, Kyle
Sponsor: Eiland, Craig
Relating to efforts to mitigate coastal erosion and improve public access to public beaches; authorizing the issuance of bonds by coastal counties. House: Land & Resource Management
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective immediately
SB 1127 79-0 (2005) Author: Hinojosa, Juan Relating to the presence of open water lifeguards on all public beaches in this state. Senate: Natural Resources Refer to s/c on Ag & Coastal Resc by Pres
SB 1129 79-0 (2005) Author: Hinojosa, Juan Relating to the authority to require a convicted person to perform manual labor for certain public purposes. Senate: Criminal Justice Referred to Criminal Justice
SB 1537 79-0 (2005) Author: Armbrister, Kenneth
Sponsor: Callegari, Bill
Relating to the administration, powers, duties, and operation of the Harris-Galveston Subsidence District and the Fort Bend Subsidence District. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective immediately
SB 1560 79-0 (2005) Author: Lucio, Jr., Eddie Relating to the funding of coastal erosion response activities and the coastal management program. Senate: Natural Resources Left pending in subcommittee
HB 88 79-1 (2005) Author: Mowery, Anna Relating to the jurisdiction of certain home-rule municipalities on a barrier island in the Gulf of Mexico. House: Land & Resource Management Committee report sent to Calendars
SB 66 79-1 (2005) Author: Lucio, Jr., Eddie | et. al. Relating to the jurisdiction of certain home-rule municipalities on a barrier island in the Gulf of Mexico. Senate: International Relations & Trade Co-author authorized
HB 49 79-2 (2005) Author: Mowery, Anna Relating to the jurisdiction of certain home-rule municipalities on a barrier island in the Gulf of Mexico. House: Land & Resource Management Referred to Land & Resource Management
SB 30 79-2 (2005) Author: Lucio, Jr., Eddie Relating to the jurisdiction of certain home-rule municipalities on a barrier island in the Gulf of Mexico. Senate: International Relations & Trade Committee report printed and distributed
HB 231 78-0 (2003) Author: Eiland, Craig | et. al. Relating to structures that constitute insurable property under the Texas Windstorm Insurance Association. House: Insurance Left pending in committee
HB 394 78-0 (2003) Author: Seaman, Gene Relating to the restoration by the landowner of private property affected by coastal erosion. House: Land & Resource Management Left pending in committee
HB 808 78-0 (2003) Author: Seaman, Gene
Sponsor: Hinojosa, Juan
Relating to the use of municipal hotel tax revenue collected by certain coastal municipalities. House: Local Government Ways and Means
Senate: Administration
Effective on . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
HB 917 78-0 (2003) Author: Eiland, Craig
Sponsor: Janek, Kyle
Relating to the authority of counties and municipalities to incur debt to participate in erosion response projects undertaken by the General Land Office. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective immediately
HB 1110 78-0 (2003) Author: Luna, Vilma | et. al. Relating to the funding of the coastal protection fund and the use of money in the fund. House: Energy Resources No action taken in committee
HB 1231 78-0 (2003) Author: Geren, Charlie | et. al.
Sponsor: Lucio, Jr., Eddie
Relating to management of the Gulf Coast Intracoastal Waterway. House: Transportation
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective on 9/1/03
HB 1402 78-0 (2003) Author: West, George Relating to oil spill prevention and response. House: Energy Resources Laid on the table subject to call
HB 1455 78-0 (2003) Author: Eiland, Craig Relating to the landward boundary of the public beach when natural dune vegetation is planted and becomes established at a beach renourishment project. House: Land & Resource Management Referred to Land and Resource Management
HB 1456 78-0 (2003) Author: Eiland, Craig Relating to the share of the cost of a coastal erosion study or project required to be paid by a qualified project partner under an agreement with the commissioner of the General Land Office. House: Land & Resource Management Left pending in committee
HB 1457 78-0 (2003) Author: Eiland, Craig | et. al.
Sponsor: Janek, Kyle
Relating to the applicability and enforcement of the law governing access to public beaches. House: Land & Resource Management
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective immediately
HB 1459 78-0 (2003) Author: Eiland, Craig
Sponsor: Janek, Kyle
Relating to hotel taxes in certain municipalities with a population of less than 5,000. House: Local Government Ways and Means
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Effective on 9/1/03
HB 1818 78-0 (2003) Author: Ritter, Allan | et. al. Relating to the operation and placement of facilities used to anchor or moor barges or other marine vessels in, on, or adjacent to coastal public lands. House: Land & Resource Management Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 2044 78-0 (2003) Author: McReynolds, Jim
Sponsor: Staples, Todd
Relating to the powers and duties of the General Land Office and the accounting and disposition of state-owned real property. House: Land & Resource Management
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective immediately
HB 2718 78-0 (2003) Author: Smith, Wayne
Sponsor: Jackson, Mike
Relating to the allocation and use of municipal hotel occupancy taxes in certain municipalities bordering bays. House: Local Government Ways and Means
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Effective on 9/1/03
HB 2781 78-0 (2003) Author: Eiland, Craig Relating to efforts by coastal counties to mitigate coastal erosion and improve public access to public beaches; authorizing the issuance of bonds by coastal counties. House: Land & Resource Management Left pending in committee
HB 2785 78-0 (2003) Author: Eiland, Craig | et. al. Relating to the promotion and marketing of the shrimp industry of this state, the funding of those activities, and certain health and safety requirements for shrimp for human consumption. House: Agriculture & Livestock
Senate: Natural Resources
Referred to s/c on Agriculture
HB 3372 78-0 (2003) Author: Rangel, Irma | et. al. Relating to eligible general-law coastal municipalities imposition of an additional Hotel Occupancy Tax. House: Local Government Ways and Means Referred to Local Government Ways and Means
HCR 294 78-0 (2003) Author: McReynolds, Jim
Sponsor: Staples, Todd
Instructing the enrolling clerk of the house to make technical corrections to H.B. No. 2044. Signed by the Governor
HR 1795 78-0 (2003) Author: McReynolds, Jim Suspending limitations on conference committee jurisdiction, H.B. No. 2044. Reported enrolled
HR 1868 78-0 (2003) Author: Eiland, Craig Suspending limitations on conference committee jurisdiction, S.B. No. 463. Reported enrolled
SB 386 78-0 (2003) Author: Hinojosa, Juan Relating to the use of municipal hotel tax revenue collected by certain coastal municipalities. Senate: Intergovernmental Relations Removed from local & uncontested calendar
SB 442 78-0 (2003) Author: Janek, Kyle Relating to the applicability of the law governing access to public beaches to coastal public works constructed by certain governmental entities. House: Land & Resource Management
Senate: Natural Resources
Left pending in committee
SB 463 78-0 (2003) Author: Janek, Kyle | et. al.
Sponsor: Eiland, Craig
Relating to rates and insurable property under the Texas Windstorm Insurance Association. House: Insurance
Senate: State Affairs
Vetoed by the Governor
SB 554 78-0 (2003) Author: Janek, Kyle Relating to the enforcement of the laws governing dune protection and access to public beaches. Senate: Natural Resources Committee report printed and distributed
SB 619 78-0 (2003) Author: Armbrister, Kenneth
Sponsor: West, George
Relating to oil spill prevention and response. House: Energy Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective on 9/1/03
SB 694 78-0 (2003) Author: Janek, Kyle Relating to the authority of certain counties to prohibit open fires on public beaches. Senate: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
SB 695 78-0 (2003) Author: Janek, Kyle Relating to the authority of certain counties to prohibit the use or possession of certain fireworks on public beaches. House: County Affairs
Senate: State Affairs
Referred to County Affairs
SB 710 78-0 (2003) Author: Jackson, Mike
Sponsor: Eiland, Craig
Relating to the share of the cost of a coastal erosion study or project required to be paid by a qualified project partner under an agreement with the commissioner of the General Land Office. House: Land & Resource Management
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective on 9/1/03
SB 937 78-0 (2003) Author: Jackson, Mike Relating to the promotion of the shrimp industry of this state; and providing a source of funding. Senate: Natural Resources Referred to s/c on Agriculture
SB 1121 78-0 (2003) Author: Staples, Todd Relating to the powers and duties of the General Land Office and the accounting and disposition of state-owned real property. Senate: Natural Resources Left pending in committee
SB 1402 78-0 (2003) Author: Lucio, Jr., Eddie Relating to management of the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway. Senate: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
SB 1480 78-0 (2003) Author: Janek, Kyle Relating to efforts by coastal counties to mitigate coastal erosion and improve public access to public beaches; authorizing the issuance of bonds by coastal counties. House: Land & Resource Management
Senate: Natural Resources
Referred to Land and Resource Management
SB 1538 78-0 (2003) Author: Williams, Tommy Relating to the operation and placement of systems used to anchor or moor barges in, on or adjacent to coastal lands of the state of Texas. Senate: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
SB 1784 78-0 (2003) Author: Lucio, Jr., Eddie
Sponsor: Goolsby, Tony
Relating to the imposition and allocation of municipal hotel occupancy taxes in certain general-law coastal municipalities. House: Local Government Ways and Means
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Effective immediately
HB 202 77-0 (2001) Author: Seaman, Gene Relating to the authority of coastal counties to enact ordinances regulating activity on beaches in certain circumstances; providing a penalty. House: County Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 203 77-0 (2001) Author: Seaman, Gene Relating to the authority of coastal counties to enact ordinances; providing a penalty. House: County Affairs Referred to County Affairs
HB 237 77-0 (2001) Author: Seaman, Gene Relating to membership of the Parks and Wildlife Commission. House: State Recreational Resources Referred to State Recreational Resources
HB 297 77-0 (2001) Author: Seaman, Gene Relating to the allocation of state hotel occupancy tax revenue to certain municipalities. House: Ways & Means Left pending in committee
HB 779 77-0 (2001) Author: Uher, D.R.
Sponsor: Armbrister, Kenneth
Relating to the establishment of a line of vegetation along the Gulf of Mexico in certain areas of public beach. House: Land & Resource Management
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective on 9/1/01
HB 906 77-0 (2001) Author: Bosse, Fred | et. al.
Sponsor: Lucio, Jr., Eddie
Relating to the continuation and functions of the Coastal Coordination Council. House: Land & Resource Management
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective on 9/1/01
HB 937 77-0 (2001) Author: Solis, Jim Relating to limiting the authority of the Parks and Wildlife Commission to close an area of coastal water to shrimping. House: State Recreational Resources Referred to State Recreational Resources
HB 1162 77-0 (2001) Author: Eiland, Craig | et. al.
Sponsor: Jackson, Mike
Relating to the development of Texas Windstorm Insurance Association insurance rates. House: Insurance
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective on 9/1/01
HB 1301 77-0 (2001) Author: Gray, Patricia | et. al. Relating to the authority of certain counties to prohibit glass products on public beaches. House: County Affairs Companion considered in lieu of in committee
HB 1302 77-0 (2001) Author: Gray, Patricia | et. al. Relating to the authority of certain counties to prohibit open fires on public beaches. House: County Affairs Companion considered in lieu of in committee
HB 1303 77-0 (2001) Author: Gray, Patricia | et. al. Relating to the authority of certain counties to prohibit the use or possession of certain fireworks on public beaches. House: County Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 1304 77-0 (2001) Author: Gray, Patricia | et. al. Relating to the authority of certain counties to prohibit traffic on certain areas of public beaches. House: County Affairs Companion considered in lieu of in committee
HB 2144 77-0 (2001) Author: Gray, Patricia
Sponsor: Bernsen, David
Relating to certain purchases by the General Land Office. House: Land & Resource Management
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective immediately
HB 2405 77-0 (2001) Author: Gray, Patricia | et. al.
Sponsor: Bernsen, David
Relating to regulating mass gatherings on public beaches in coastal counties; providing a penalty. House: County Affairs
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Effective immediately
HB 2454 77-0 (2001) Author: Gray, Patricia Relating to access to public beaches, providing an enforcement policy. House: Land & Resource Management Referred to Land and Resource Management
HB 2611 77-0 (2001) Author: Cook, Robert Relating to floodplain management and flood insurance; providing a criminal penalty. House: Land & Resource Management Referred to Land and Resource Management
HB 2719 77-0 (2001) Author: Noriega, Rick
Sponsor: Brown, J. E.
Relating to the use of obsolete bridges, tunnels, and causeways to create artificial reefs. House: State Recreational Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective immediately
HB 2793 77-0 (2001) Author: Eiland, Craig
Sponsor: Bernsen, David
Relating to the share of the cost of a coastal erosion response study or project required to be paid by a qualified project partner under an agreement with the commissioner of the General Land Office. House: Land & Resource Management
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective immediately
HB 2794 77-0 (2001) Author: Eiland, Craig
Sponsor: Jackson, Mike
Relating to the placement of dredged material on beaches adjacent to navigation inlets and channels. House: Land & Resource Management
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective on 9/1/01
HB 2857 77-0 (2001) Author: Seaman, Gene Relating to the delegation of dune protection permitting authority to municipalities. House: Land & Resource Management Left pending in committee
HB 3039 77-0 (2001) Author: Seaman, Gene Relating to the restoration by the landowner of private property affected by coastal erosion. House: Land & Resource Management Referred to Land and Resource Management
HB 3302 77-0 (2001) Author: Solis, Jim Relating to a moratorium on the regulation of shrimping by the Parks and Wildlife Department. House: State Recreational Resources Left pending in committee
HB 3379 77-0 (2001) Author: Hawley, Judy Relating to the regulation of floating cabins; providing penalties. House: State Recreational Resources Referred to State Recreational Resources
HB 3426 77-0 (2001) Author: Merritt, Tommy Relating to the transfer of responsibility for responding to and cleaning up certain oil discharges in coastal areas to the Railroad Commission of Texas. House: Energy Resources Referred to Energy Resources
HB 3427 77-0 (2001) Author: Merritt, Tommy Relating to the composition of the oil-field cleanup fund, the amounts of certain fees deposited to the credit of the fund, and the use of money in the fund. House: Energy Resources Referred to Energy Resources
HB 3481 77-0 (2001) Author: Eiland, Craig Relating to counties authorized to create coastal county conservation districts. House: County Affairs Left pending in committee
SB 300 77-0 (2001) Author: Lucio, Jr., Eddie Relating to the continuation and functions of the Coastal Coordination Council. Senate: Natural Resources Left pending in committee
SB 631 77-0 (2001) Author: Bernsen, David Relating to the authority of certain counties to prohibit the use or possession of certain fireworks on public beaches. Senate: Intergovernmental Relations Referred to Intergovernmental Relations
SB 632 77-0 (2001) Author: Bernsen, David
Sponsor: Gray, Patricia | et. al.
Relating to the authority of certain counties to prohibit traffic on certain areas of public beaches. House: County Affairs
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Effective immediately
SB 633 77-0 (2001) Author: Bernsen, David Relating to the authority of certain counties to prohibit open fires on public beaches. House: County Affairs
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Left pending in committee
SB 634 77-0 (2001) Author: Bernsen, David
Sponsor: Gray, Patricia | et. al.
Relating to the authority of certain counties to prohibit glass products on public beaches. House: County Affairs
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Effective on 9/1/01
SB 810 77-0 (2001) Author: Lucio, Jr., Eddie Relating to a moratorium on the regulation of shrimping by the Parks and Wildlife Department. Senate: Natural Resources Left pending in committee
SB 825 77-0 (2001) Author: Truan, Carlos Relating to the allocation of state hotel occupancy tax revenue to certain municipalities. Senate: Intergovernmental Relations Referred to Intergovernmental Relations
SB 936 77-0 (2001) Author: Armbrister, Kenneth
Sponsor: Cook, Robert
Relating to floodplain management and flood insurance; providing a criminal penalty. House: Land & Resource Management
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective on 9/1/01
SB 1058 77-0 (2001) Author: Bernsen, David Relating to certain purchases by the General Land Office. Senate: Natural Resources Not again placed on intent calendar
SB 1059 77-0 (2001) Author: Bernsen, David Relating to the use of the Galveston-Port Bolivar ferry operated by the Texas Department of Transportation. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 1105 77-0 (2001) Author: Bernsen, David Relating to regulating mass gatherings on public beaches in coastal counties; providing a penalty. Senate: Intergovernmental Relations Referred to Intergovernmental Relations
SB 1109 77-0 (2001) Author: Bernsen, David
Sponsor: Gray, Patricia
Relating to the use of the Galveston-Port Bolivar ferry operated by the Texas Department of Transportation. House: Transportation
Senate: State Affairs
Committee report sent to Calendars
SB 1162 77-0 (2001) Author: Truan, Carlos
Sponsor: Seaman, Gene | et. al.
Relating to prohibiting the operation of a vehicle on dunes; providing a criminal penalty. House: Transportation
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective on 9/1/01
SB 1203 77-0 (2001) Author: Brown, J. E. | et. al. Relating to coastal area hazard reduction and recovery planning and operations. Senate: Natural Resources Co-author authorized
SB 1219 77-0 (2001) Author: Bernsen, David Relating to the share of the cost of a coastal erosion response study or project required to be paid by a qualified project partner under an agreement with the commissioner of the General Land Office. Senate: Natural Resources Tabled in committee
SB 1279 77-0 (2001) Author: Armbrister, Kenneth Relating to the restoration by the landowner of private property affected by coastal erosion. Senate: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
SB 1282 77-0 (2001) Author: Lucio, Jr., Eddie | et. al.
Sponsor: Oliveira, Rene | et. al.
Relating to the funding of port transportation or facility projects or port studies. House: Economic Development
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective on 9/1/01
SB 1352 77-0 (2001) Author: Armbrister, Kenneth
Sponsor: Seaman, Gene
Relating to the size of certain piers in coastal public lands. House: Land & Resource Management
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective immediately
SB 1573 77-0 (2001) Author: Lindsay, Jon
Sponsor: Hawley, Judy
Relating to the regulation of floating cabins; providing penalties. House: State Recreational Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective immediately
SB 1639 77-0 (2001) Author: Bernsen, David Relating to counties authorized to create coastal county conservation districts. Senate: Intergovernmental Relations Referred to Intergovernmental Relations
SB 1646 77-0 (2001) Author: Bernsen, David
Sponsor: Zbranek, Zeb
Relating to conferring on the Coastal Water Authority the power to abandon or deconstruct a canal, ditch, or lateral; changing the qualifications of the authority's board of directors; and authorizing the authority to issue refunding bonds. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective on 9/1/01
SB 1803 77-0 (2001) Author: Truan, Carlos Relating to ceding certain state land to counties and municipalities for use for purposes of a seawall, breakwater, levee, floodway, or drainway. Senate: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
HB 336 76-0 (1999) Author: Seaman, Gene | et. al. Relating to the power of certain coastal counties to enact ordinances regulating activity on beaches in certain circumstances; providing a penalty. House: County Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 369 76-0 (1999) Author: Seaman, Gene | et. al. Relating to the regulation of speed limits on or adjacent to public beaches. House: Transportation Left pending in subcommittee
HB 676 76-0 (1999) Author: Isett, Carl | et. al.
Sponsor: Bivins, Teel
Relating to prima facie speed limits for vehicles on highways and beaches. House: Transportation
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/99
HB 1014 76-0 (1999) Author: Oliveira, Rene
Sponsor: Lucio, Jr., Eddie
Relating to state and municipal hotel occupancy tax revenue. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Economic Development
Effective on 9/1/99
HB 1146 76-0 (1999) Author: Seaman, Gene Relating to the power of certain coastal counties to enact ordinances; providing a penalty. House: County Affairs Referred to County Affairs
HB 1417 76-0 (1999) Author: Seaman, Gene Relating to the regulation of mariculture facilities in Aransas County. House: Land & Resource Management Referred to Land and Resource Management
HB 1655 76-0 (1999) Author: Luna, Vilma | et. al.
Sponsor: Truan, Carlos
Relating to the rate and allocation of the hotel occupancy tax in certain municipalities. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Effective immediately
HB 1832 76-0 (1999) Author: Hawley, Judy Relating to the implementation and financing of approved management plans for designated estuaries of national significance in the state. House: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
HB 2560 76-0 (1999) Author: Gray, Patricia | et. al. Relating to coastal erosion. House: Land & Resource Management Laid on the table subject to call
HB 2561 76-0 (1999) Author: Gray, Patricia | et. al. Relating to the implementation and financing of approved management plans for designated estuaries of national significance in the state. House: Natural Resources Laid on the table subject to call
HB 2813 76-0 (1999) Author: Seaman, Gene Relating to notice of availability of coastal public lands for lease. House: Land & Resource Management Referred to Land and Resource Management
HB 3002 76-0 (1999) Author: Seaman, Gene
Sponsor: Truan, Carlos
Relating to designating the ferry landing at Port Aransas as the Melvin O. Littleton Ferry Landing. House: Transportation
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/99
HB 3252 76-0 (1999) Author: Gray, Patricia Relating to the use of the hotel tax in certain municipalities. House: Ways & Means Laid on the table subject to call
HB 3312 76-0 (1999) Author: Merritt, Tommy Relating to the transfer of responsibility for responding to and cleaning up certain oil discharges in coastal areas to the Railroad Commission of Texas. House: Energy Resources Left pending in committee
HB 3738 76-0 (1999) Author: Eiland, Craig
Sponsor: Jackson, Mike
Relating to counties authorized to create coastal county conservation districts. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Left pending in committee
HCR 59 76-0 (1999) Author: Eiland, Craig | et. al.
Sponsor: Jackson, Mike
Memorializing congress to pass the Conservation and Reinvestment Act of 1999. House: Energy Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Signed by the Governor
SB 550 76-0 (1999) Author: Lucio, Jr., Eddie Relating to use of state hotel occupancy tax revenue to clean and maintain beaches in certain municipalities. Senate: Intergovernmental Relations No action taken in committee
SB 708 76-0 (1999) Author: Jackson, Mike
Sponsor: Gray, Patricia
Relating to the implementation and financing of approved management plans for designated estuaries of national significance in the state. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective in 90 days -- 8/30/99
SB 937 76-0 (1999) Author: Armbrister, Kenneth Relating to notice of availability of coastal public lands for lease. Senate: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
SB 1666 76-0 (1999) Author: Jackson, Mike
Sponsor: Gray, Patricia
Relating to the use of the hotel tax in certain municipalities; authorizing the issuance of bonds. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Effective immediately
SB 1690 76-0 (1999) Author: Bernsen, David | et. al.
Sponsor: Gray, Patricia | et. al.
Relating to coastal erosion. House: Land & Resource Management
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective on 9/1/99
HB 463 75-0 (1997) Author: Zbranek, Zeb
Sponsor: Galloway, Michael
Relating to the hotel occupancy tax revenue of certain counties that border the Gulf of Mexico. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Effective immediately
HB 1770 75-0 (1997) Author: Eiland, Craig Relating to the sale of advertising space on a ferry operated or controlled by the Texas Department of Transportation. House: Transportation Referred to Transportation
HB 2475 75-0 (1997) Author: Seaman, Gene Relating to the regulation of mariculture facilities in certain coastal counties. House: Land & Resource Management Subcommittee members named
HB 2640 75-0 (1997) Author: Seaman, Gene Relating to the permitting of commercial mariculture facilities for shrimp and exotic species of aquatic life in coastal counties, relating to the authority of coastal counties over certain mariculture activities, relating to a study to guide future regulation of certain mariculture activities in Texas and granting rulemaking authority. House: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
HB 2665 75-0 (1997) Author: Hawley, Judy | et. al. Relating to permitting certain commercial mariculture facilities in coastal counties. House: Natural Resources Placed on General State Calendar
HB 2847 75-0 (1997) Author: Berlanga, Hugo | et. al.
Sponsor: Truan, Carlos
Relating to the line of vegetation in an area of public beach near certain seawalls. House: Land & Resource Management
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective on 9/1/97
HB 2848 75-0 (1997) Author: Berlanga, Hugo | et. al.
Sponsor: Truan, Carlos
Relating to the curation of artifacts and other items in the custody of the Texas Historical Commission. House: State, Federal & International Relations
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective immediately
HB 2868 75-0 (1997) Author: Bonnen, Dennis
Sponsor: Patterson, Jerry
Relating to a master drainage plan for certain counties. House: County Affairs
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Effective on 9/1/97
HB 3051 75-0 (1997) Author: Berlanga, Hugo | et. al. Relating to the power of certain coastal counties to enact ordinances; providing a penalty. House: County Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 3082 75-0 (1997) Author: Gray, Patricia Relating to coastal erosion. House: Land & Resource Management Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 3224 75-0 (1997) Author: Eiland, Craig
Sponsor: Patterson, Jerry
Relating to the dissolution of a beach park board of trustees. House: County Affairs
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Effective immediately
HB 3227 75-0 (1997) Author: Seaman, Gene Relating to authorizing interlocal agreements between certain political subdivisions to establish shoreline development projects. House: County Affairs Referred to County Affairs
HB 3551 75-0 (1997) Author: Zbranek, Zeb Relating to the definition of coastal wetlands for purposes of the coastal management program administered by the Coastal Coordination Counil. House: Land & Resource Management Laid on the table subject to call
HB 3578 75-0 (1997) Author: Seaman, Gene | et. al. Relating to building codes affecting certain coastal counties. House: Land & Resource Management Committee report sent to Calendars
SB 707 75-0 (1997) Author: Patterson, Jerry Relating to certain structures on coastal public land. Senate: Natural Resources Failed to receive affirmative vote in comm.
SB 1029 75-0 (1997) Author: Truan, Carlos Relating to the designation of the Corpus Christi Museum of Science and History as the Marine Archeology Repository for state marine collections. Senate: Natural Resources Left pending in committee
SB 1050 75-0 (1997) Author: Truan, Carlos
Sponsor: Bosse, Fred
Relating to artificial processes affecting ownership of coastal public land. House: Land & Resource Management
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective on 9/1/97
SB 1254 75-0 (1997) Author: Patterson, Jerry Relating to the County Road Department. Senate: Intergovernmental Relations Referred to Intergovernmental Relations
SB 1338 75-0 (1997) Author: Patterson, Jerry Relating to certain construction within 200 feet landward of the natural vegetation line in certain coastal counties. Senate: Natural Resources No action taken in committee
SB 1339 75-0 (1997) Author: Patterson, Jerry
Sponsor: Gray, Patricia
Relating to coastal erosion. House: Land & Resource Management
Senate: Natural Resources
Point of order sustained
SB 1600 75-0 (1997) Author: Lindsay, Jon
Sponsor: Bosse, Fred
Relating to the authority of a political subdivision to regulate coastal erosion and coastal flooding. House: Land & Resource Management
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective on 9/1/97
SB 1601 75-0 (1997) Author: Lindsay, Jon
Sponsor: Bosse, Fred
Relating to the authority of certain coastal counties to regulate development in flood-prone areas. House: Land & Resource Management
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective on 9/1/97
SB 1711 75-0 (1997) Author: Brown, J.E. Relating to the transfer of responsibility for responding to and cleaning up certain oil discharges in coastal areas to the Railroad Commission of Texas. Senate: Natural Resources No action taken in committee
SB 1922 75-0 (1997) Author: Galloway, Michael
Sponsor: Zbranek, Zeb
Relating to the definition of coastal wetlands for purposes of the coastal management program administered by the Coastal Coordination Council. House: Land & Resource Management
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective immediately
HB 1494 74-0 (1995) Author: Berlanga, Hugo | et. al. Relating to limiting the authority of the Coastal Coordination Council to review the actions of agencies and subdivisions, defining the scope of the coastal management program, and adding representatives of the State Soil and Water Conservation Board and the Texas Water Development Board to the Coastal Coordination Council. House: Land and Resource Management Referred to subcommittee
HB 1536 74-0 (1995) Author: Lewis, Ron | et. al.
Sponsor: Brown, J.E.
Relating to the beneficial use of material dredged from the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway. House: Transportation
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective in 90 days -- 8/28/95
HB 2148 74-0 (1995) Author: Jackson, Mike Relating to certain structures on coastal public land. House: Land and Resource Management Placed on General State Calendar
HB 2340 74-0 (1995) Author: Holzheauser, Steve Relating to protection of coastal resources. House: Land and Resource Management Referred to subcommittee
HB 2365 74-0 (1995) Author: Oliveira, Rene
Sponsor: Lucio, Jr., Eddie
Relating to county licenses for business establishments on public beaches. House: State Recreational Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective in 90 days -- 8/28/95
HB 3089 74-0 (1995) Author: Berlanga, Hugo Relating to the operation and re-creation of the dedicated account known as the coastal protection account. House: Appropriations Referred to subcommittee
HB 3226 74-0 (1995) Author: Berlanga, Hugo | et. al.
Sponsor: Patterson, Jerry | et. al.
Relating to protection of coastal resources. House: Land and Resource Management
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective immediately
HB 3229 74-0 (1995) Author: Berlanga, Hugo | et. al. Relating to the establishment of the line of vegetation along the Gulf of Mexico where a natural vegetation line does not exist. House: Land and Resource Management Comm. report sent to Local & Consent Calendar
HCR 154 74-0 (1995) Author: Oliveira, Rene Requesting the Texas Department of Transportation to study potential alternative routes of access to South Padre Island. House: Transportation Received from the House
SB 75 74-0 (1995) Author: Patterson, Jerry Relating to the membership of the Coastal Coordination Council. Senate: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
SB 456 74-0 (1995) Author: Lucio, Jr., Eddie Relating to the registration of certain structures located on coastal public land. Senate: Economic Development Referred to Economic Development
SB 457 74-0 (1995) Author: Lucio, Jr., Eddie Relating to inspection of certain buildings in certain coastal counties. Senate: Economic Development Referred to Economic Development
SB 459 74-0 (1995) Author: Lucio, Jr., Eddie Relating to dedicating interest earned on trust accounts of title insurance companies to the housing trust fund. Senate: Economic Development Referred to Economic Development
SB 648 74-0 (1995) Author: Truan, Carlos | et. al. Relating to limiting the authority of the Coastal Coordination Council to review the actions of agencies and subdivisions, defining the scope of the coastal management program, and adding representatives of the State Soil and Water Conservation Board and the Texas Water Development Board to the Coastal Coordination Council. Senate: Natural Resources Left pending in committee
SB 940 74-0 (1995) Author: Truan, Carlos Relating to requiring senate confirmation of the governor's appointment of the city or county elected official and the one resident from the coastal area to the Coastal Coordination Council. Senate: Natural Resources Left pending in committee
SB 1040 74-0 (1995) Author: Brown, J.E. Relating to the operation and re-creation of the dedicated account known as the coastal protection account. Senate: Finance Referred to Finance
SB 1041 74-0 (1995) Author: Brown, J.E. Relating to the beneficial use of material dredged from the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway. Senate: Natural Resources Left pending in committee
SB 1170 74-0 (1995) Author: Lucio, Jr., Eddie Relating to the authority of a coastal municipality to undertake projects affecting beaches, dunes, bays, and similar natural resources, to issue bonds, and to impose an ad valorem tax. Senate: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
SB 1332 74-0 (1995) Author: Patterson, Jerry Relating to protection of coastal resources. Senate: Natural Resources Left pending in committee
SB 1436 74-0 (1995) Author: Patterson, Jerry Relating to certain structures on coastal public land. Senate: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
SB 1516 74-0 (1995) Author: Patterson, Jerry Relating to certain structures on coastal public land. Senate: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
SB 1650 74-0 (1995) Author: Truan, Carlos
Sponsor: West, George
Relating to the establishment and operation of a regional academic health center as part of The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. Senate: Health & Human Services Referred to Health & Human Services
SB 1679 74-0 (1995) Author: Ratliff, Bill
Sponsor: Saunders, Robert
Relating to the notice the seller of an interest in coastal area property is required to furnish the purchaser. House: Land and Resource Management
Senate: Natural Resources
Withdrawn from calendar
SB 1688 74-0 (1995) Author: Truan, Carlos
Sponsor: Berlanga, Hugo | et. al.
Relating to the establishment of the line of vegetation along the Gulf of Mexico where a natural vegetation line does not exist. House: Land and Resource Management
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective on 9/1/95
SCR 127 74-0 (1995) Author: Lucio, Jr., Eddie Requesting the Texas Department of Transportation to study potential alternative routes of access to South Padre Island. House: Transportation
Senate: State Affairs
Referred to Transportation
HB 227 73-0 (1993) Author: Martin, Mike | et. al.
Sponsor: Patterson, Jerry
Relating to establishing the Center for Texas Beaches and Shores. House: Environmental Regulation
Senate: Education
Effective in 90 days -- 8/30/93
HB 1838 73-0 (1993) Author: Munoz, Sergio Relating to roofing materials used in structures covered by windstorm and hail insurance issued by the Texas Catastrophe Property Insurance Association. House: Insurance Referred to subcommittee
HB 2188 73-0 (1993) Author: Berlanga, Hugo Relating to the prevention of, the damage, cleanup, and costs related to, and liability for oil spills in coastal waters of the state; providing for natural resource response to the discharge of oil and other pollutants in the coastal waters of the state; authorizing an appropriation from the coastal protection fund. House: Energy Resources Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 2452 73-0 (1993) Author: Berlanga, Hugo Relating to the power of coastal counties, on a local option basis, to enact ordinances; providing penalty. House: County Affairs Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 2612 73-0 (1993) Author: Tallas, Jim
Sponsor: Patterson, Jerry | et. al.
Relating to the membership of the Coastal Coordination Council. House: Environmental Regulation
Senate: Natural Resources
Vetoed by the Governor
SB 574 73-0 (1993) Author: Truan, Carlos Amending the Coastal Coordination Act so as to include the chair of the Texas Water Development Board, or its designee, on the Coastal Coordination Council. Senate: Natural Resources Subcommittee meeting cancelled
SB 602 73-0 (1993) Author: Lucio, Eddie Relating to inspection of certain buildings in certain coastal counties. Senate: Economic Development Referred to Economic Development
SB 998 73-0 (1993) Author: Patterson, Jerry Relating to the membership of the Coastal Coordination Council. Senate: Natural Resources No action taken in committee
SB 999 73-0 (1993) Author: Patterson, Jerry Relating to the prevention and mitigation of coastal erosion. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Referred to Natural Resources
SB 1049 73-0 (1993) Author: Parker, Carl
Sponsor: Berlanga, Hugo
Relating to the prevention of, the damage, cleanup, and costs related to, and liability for oil spills in coastal waters of the state; providing for response to the discharge of oil and other pollutants in the coastal waters of the state; authorizing an appropriation from the coastal protection fund. House: Energy Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective on 9/1/93
SB 1345 73-0 (1993) Author: Truan, Carlos
Sponsor: Bosse, Fred
Relating to the management of state-owned marl, sand, gravel, shell, mudshell, and other substrate material; providing penalties. House: Agriculture & Wildlife Management
Senate: Natural Resources
Committee report sent to Calendars
SB 1392 73-0 (1993) Author: Truan, Carlos | et. al.
Sponsor: Hunter, Todd
Relating to establishment of the Texas Coastal Ocean Observation Network for collection of coastal management data. House: Natural Resources
Senate: International Relations, Trade & Technology
Effective in 90 days -- 8/30/93
HB 88 72-0 (1991) Author: Berlanga, Hugo | et. al. Relating to the prevention and cleanup of pollutant spills and the costs, damages, and liability arising from such spills and to derelict vessels and structures; levying a coastal protection excise tax; creating the coastal protection fund; creating offenses and providing civil and criminal penalties. House: Energy Coauthor Authorized
HB 764 72-0 (1991) Author: Shelley, Dan Relating to the prevention of, and the damage, cleanup, costs, and liability from spills or discharges which threaten waters in the state; providing for adequate response to spills of oil and other hazardous substances; levying a tax on crude oil; establishing a trust fund for spills and discharges; amending licensing requirements for pilots in state waters; and providing for civil and criminal penalties. House: Energy No action taken in committee
HB 976 72-0 (1991) Author: Hunter, Todd | et. al. Relating to municipal extraterritorial jurisdiction on an accessible gulf island. House: Urban Affairs Referred to Urban Affairs
HB 1135 72-0 (1991) Author: Hunter, Todd | et. al.
Sponsor: Truan, Carlos
Relating to the transfer of administration of beach cleaning funds from the Parks and Wildlife Department to the General Land Office. House: Environmental Affairs
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective on 9/1/91
HB 1622 72-0 (1991) Author: Martin, Mike | et. al. Relating to the protection and enhancement of state-owned coastal wetlands. House: Environmental Affairs Coauthor Authorized
HB 1623 72-0 (1991) Author: Martin, Mike | et. al. Relating to the prevention and remediation of coastal erosion, to the protection and enhancement of the public's common law rights of access to and use of public beaches, and to the preservation of sand dunes for storm protection and conservation purposes. House: Environmental Affairs Coauthor Authorized
HB 2554 72-0 (1991) Author: Berlanga, Hugo | et. al. Relating to the creation, administration, powers, duties, and operation of the Coastal Conservation Commission and of coastal conservation districts and to the financing of districts; granting the authority to issue bonds; authorizing taxes. House: Environmental Affairs Coauthor withdrawn
HCR 68 72-0 (1991) Author: Cuellar, Henry Memorializing the President and Congress to extend the territorial limits of the United States and coastal states. House: State, Federal & International Relations
Senate: Administration
Referred to Administration
SB 14 72-0 (1991) Author: Parker, Carl | et. al.
Sponsor: Berlanga, Hugo
Relating to the prevention of, and the damage, cleanup, costs, and liability for, oil spills in coastal waters of the state; providing for adequate response to spills of oil and other pollutants in coastal waters; levying a coastal protection fee; creating the coastal protection fund; amending licensing requirements for pilots in state waters; making appropriations; and providing civil and criminal penalties. House: Energy
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective immediately
SB 221 72-0 (1991) Author: Truan, Carlos Relating to the use of hotel tax revenue by certain municipalities bordering the Gulf of Mexico. Senate: Finance Laid on table subject to call in committee
SB 224 72-0 (1991) Author: Truan, Carlos | et. al. Relating to the power of coastal counties, on a local option basis, to enact ordinances; providing a penalty. Senate: Intergovernmental Relations No action taken in committee
SB 272 72-0 (1991) Author: Armbrister, Kenneth Relating to the prevention of, and the damage, cleanup, costs, and liability from spills or discharges which threaten waters in the state; providing for adequate response to spills of oil and other hazardous substances; levying a tax on crude oil; establishing a trust fund for spills and discharges; amending licensing requirements for pilots in state waters; and providing for civil and criminal penalties. Senate: Natural Resources Referred to s/c on Water by President
SB 385 72-0 (1991) Author: Truan, Carlos | et. al.
Sponsor: Hunter, Todd
Relating to the authorization of a hotel tax by counties bordering the Gulf of Mexico and to the use of the revenue generated by the tax. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Finance
Placed on General State Calendar
SB 1053 72-0 (1991) Author: Brooks, Chet | et. al.
Sponsor: Martin, Mike
Relating to the prevention and remediation of coastal erosion, the protection of coastal resources, the protection and enhancement of the public's common law rights of access to and use of public beaches, and the preservation of sand dunes for storm protection and conservation purposes; providing for civil penalties. House: Environmental Affairs
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective immediately
SB 1094 72-0 (1991) Author: Lucio, Eddie | et. al. Relating to the creation, administration, powers, duties, and operation of the Coastal Conservation Commission and of coastal conservation districts and to the financing of districts; granting the authority to issue bonds; authorizing taxes. House: Environmental Affairs
Senate: Natural Resources
Referred to Environmental Affairs
SB 1220 72-0 (1991) Author: Armbrister, Kenneth | et. al.
Sponsor: Saunders, Robert
Relating to the recovery of oyster shell from and replacement of oyster shell to the coastal waters of the state. House: Environmental Affairs
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective in 90 days -- 8/26/91
SB 1238 72-0 (1991) Author: Truan, Carlos Relating to the transfer of administration of beach cleaning funds from the Parks and Wildlife Department to the General Land Office. Senate: Natural Resources Laid on table subject to call in subcommittee
SB 1566 72-0 (1991) Author: Truan, Carlos
Sponsor: Hunter, Todd
Relating to purposes for which money in the Texas home port trust fund may be used. House: Appropriations
Senate: Finance
Effective in 90 days -- 8/26/91
SJR 10 72-0 (1991) Author: Green, Gene | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment to authorize the legislature to grant ad valorem tax relief to preserve wetland and waterfront property. Senate: Finance Co-author authorized
HB 149 71-0 (1989) Author: Lucio, Eddie | et. al. Relating to the establishment and maintenance of artifical reefs; establishing an artificial reef fund; making an appropriation. House: Environmental Affairs Referred to Environmental Affairs
HB 634 71-0 (1989) Author: Willy, John | et. al. Relating to the establishment and maintenance of artifical reefs; establishing an artificial reef fund; making an appropriation. House: Environmental Affairs Referred to Environmental Affairs
HB 1820 71-0 (1989) Author: Stiles, Mark Relating to windstorm and hail inspections of property in coastal counties. House: Insurance Referred to subcommittee
HB 2429 71-0 (1989) Author: Wallace III, Ralph Relating to establishing a beach and bay shore preservation and restoration fund for dredging fees; disposal of dredged materials, retained discharge site easements; coastal zone management; preservation... House: Environmental Affairs Pending in committee
HB 2430 71-0 (1989) Author: Wallace III, Ralph Relating to the public's right of access to beaches and to the protection and restoration of beaches after a storm; providing a civil penalty. House: Environmental Affairs Pending in committee
HB 2508 71-0 (1989) Author: Hunter, Todd | et. al. Relating to rates to be charged for insurance on certain property and risks located seaward of the Intracoastal Canal. House: Insurance Referred to subcommittee
HB 2510 71-0 (1989) Author: Hunter, Todd Relating to the eligibility of certain counties and municipalities for state beach-cleaning funds. House: Environmental Affairs Referred to Environmental Affairs
HB 2549 71-0 (1989) Author: Willy, John Relating to the granting of authority to counties bordering on the Gulf of Mexico and having a population, according to the most recent federal census of at least 200,000 people, to establish a County Park Rangers Unit to.... House: Public Safety Referred to Public Safety
HB 3157 71-0 (1989) Author: Patterson, Pete Relating to the licensing of oil-loading facilities and to a fee to be used for the cleaning of coastal water. House: Energy Referred to Energy
HCR 77 71-0 (1989) Author: Willy, John
Sponsor: Brown, J.E.
Memorializing Congress to exclude the coastal mainland of Brazoria County from the Coastal Barrier Resource System. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Signed by the Governor
HR 157 71-0 (1989) Author: Hunter, Todd Proclaiming March 6-10, 1989 to be Project Ocean Week. House: Public Education Reported enrolled
SB 5 71-0 (1989) Author: Brown, J.E. | et. al.
Sponsor: Willy, John | et. al.
Relating to the establishment and maintenance of artifical reefs; establishing an artificial reef plan and fund; making an appropriation. House: Environmental Affairs
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective immediately
SB 1571 71-0 (1989) Author: Brooks, Chet
Sponsor: Wallace III, Ralph
Relating to the coastal management coordinating responsibilities of the General Land Office. House: Environmental Affairs
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective on 9/1/89
SB 1680 71-0 (1989) Author: Brooks, Chet Relating to the transfer of administration of beach cleaning funds from the Parks and Wildlife Department to the General Land Office. House: Environmental Affairs
Senate: Natural Resources
Referred to Environmental Affairs
SCR 145 71-0 (1989) Author: Brooks, Chet Requesting Congress to continue the full funding of the National Sea Grant College Program. Senate: Education No action taken in committee
HCR 21 71-1 (1989) Author: Harrison, Dudley Requesting Congress to adopt a single definition of "wetlands." House: Agriculture & Livestock 1st Printing sent to Comm. on Cal.
SCR 8 71-1 (1989) Author: Sims, Bill
Sponsor: Harrison, Dudley
Requesting the Texas delegation of the United States Congress to work further to obtain a single consistent definition of wetlands for the purpose of all federal laws and regulations. House: Agriculture & Livestock
Senate: Natural Resources
Signed by the Governor
SB 21 71-2 (1989) Author: Brooks, Chet Relating to appropriations for the coastal management coordinating responsibilities of the General Land Office. Senate: Finance Referred to Finance
HCR 6 71-3 (1990) Author: Saunders, Robert
Sponsor: Brooks, Chet
Urging the U. S. Department of State to pursue special area designation for the Gulf of Mexico. House: Environmental Affairs Returned from Senate as amended
SCR 8 71-4 (1990) Author: Brooks, Chet
Sponsor: Saunders, Robert
Urging the Department of State to pursue special area designation for the Gulf of Mexico under the MARPOL treaty. House: Environmental Affairs Signed by the Governor
HB 28 70-0 (1987) Author: Roberts, Ted Relating to parking and the use of glass containers on certain public beaches. House: Environmental Affairs Referred to subcommittee
HB 747 70-0 (1987) Author: Roberts, Ted
Sponsor: Whitmire, John
Relating to the disclosure of public beach rights to a purchaser of property located seaward of the Gulf Intercoastal Waterway. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective in 90 days-8/31/87
HB 756 70-0 (1987) Author: Uher, D.R. Relating to the disclosure of public beach rights to a purchaser of property located seaward of the Gulf Intercoastal Waterway. House: Natural Resources Comm. laid on table subj. to call
HB 805 70-0 (1987) Author: Cavazos, Eddie Relating to the disclosure of public beach rights to a purchaser of property located on a barrier island fronting the Gulf of Mexico. House: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
HB 1518 70-0 (1987) Author: Roberts, Ted Relating to certain rates to be charged on property protected by sand dunes under the Texas Catastrophe Property Insurance Pool. House: Insurance Referred to Insurance
HB 2063 70-0 (1987) Author: Wallace III, Ralph Relating to establishing a beach and bay shore preservation and restoration fund for dredging fees and to the creation, administration, powers, duties, operations, financing, and organization of beach and bay shore preservation and restoration districts; authorizing the issuance of bonds and the levy of taxes; making an appropriation. House: Ways & Means Referred to subcommittee
HB 2152 70-0 (1987) Author: Willy, John Relating to the public's right of access to beaches and to the protection and restoration of beaches after a storm; providing a civil penalty. House: Natural Resources Coauthor authorized
HCR 93 70-0 (1987) Author: Watson, Ed
Sponsor: Green, Gene
Requesting Congress to define clearly the U.S. Coast Guard jurisdiction over control of air emissions from marine vessels. House: Environmental Affairs
Senate: Natural Resources
Signed by the Governor
SB 10 70-0 (1987) Author: Uribe, Hector
Sponsor: Hackney, Clint
Relating to the subdivision and use of mineral-bearing land. House: Energy
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective immediately
SB 47 70-0 (1987) Author: Parker, Carl Relating to the use of city hotel occupancy tax revenues by certain cities. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Subcommittee meeting canceled
SB 125 70-0 (1987) Author: Truan, Carlos Relating to the power of coastal counties, on a local option basis, to enact ordinances; providing a penalty. House: County Affairs
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Referred to County Affairs
SB 679 70-0 (1987) Author: Whitmire, John Relating to the disclosure of public beach rights to a purchaser of property located seaward of the Gulf Intracoastal waterway. Senate: Natural Resources Laid on table in committee
SB 982 70-0 (1987) Author: Montford, John
Sponsor: Stiles, Mark
Relating to the exemption from ad valorem taxation of land used for disposal of dredge material from the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Finance
Effective on 1/1/88
SB 1029 70-0 (1987) Author: Parker, Carl Relating to the creation and funding of the Texas Coastal and Marine Council. Senate: Natural Resources Reported favorably w/o amendments
SB 1541 70-0 (1987) Author: Truan, Carlos Relating to the protection of nesting islands for sea birds in Nueces County; providing a criminal penalty. Senate: Natural Resources Received from the Senate
SCR 121 70-0 (1987) Author: Whitmire, John
Sponsor: Roberts, Ted
Requesting the Governor to return H.B. 747 to the Senate. Filed w/o the Governor's signature
HB 28 70-2 (1987) Author: Evans, Charles
Sponsor: McFarland, Bob
Relating to uniform election dates and runoff elections. House: Elections
Senate: State Affairs
Effective in 90 days-10/20/87
HB 103 70-2 (1987) Author: Roberts, Ted Relating to mass transit in certain coastal communities. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HB 14 69-0 (1985) Author: Criss, Lloyd
Sponsor: Brooks, Chet
Relating to the notice required in certain real estate transactions involving property in a county that borders the Gulf of Mexico. House: Business & Commerce
Senate: Natural Resources
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HB 16 69-0 (1985) Author: Criss, Lloyd Relating to the maintenance of public beaches and the protection of sand dunes; providing a penalty. House: Environmental Affairs Referred to subcommittee
HB 1262 69-0 (1985) Author: Kuempel, Edmund Relating to requiring the Texas Coastal and Marine Council to submit annual reports to the governor and the legislature. House: Government Organization Referred to Government Organization
HB 1477 69-0 (1985) Author: Roberts, Ted Relating to the authority of counties to maintain and regulate beaches. House: Environmental Affairs Referred to subcommittee
HB 1598 69-0 (1985) Author: Hury, James Relating to the power of coastal counties, on a local option basis, to enact ordinances; providing penalties. House: County Affairs Referred to County Affairs
HB 1721 69-0 (1985) Author: Wallace III, Ralph Relating to the protection of beaches and dunes, and to the public's right of access to beaches. House: Environmental Affairs 1st Printing sent to Comm. on Cal.
HB 1723 69-0 (1985) Author: Adkisson, Tommy Relating to the cleanup and restoration following an oil discharge or spill and to the assessment and collection of penalties and damages, and receipt of injunctive relief, for the discharge and spill of oil and other environmental damage. House: Environmental Affairs Referred to Environmental Affairs
HB 1763 69-0 (1985) Author: Willy, John Relating to the protection of sand dunes on certain beaches. House: Environmental Affairs Rules suspended
HB 1764 69-0 (1985) Author: Willy, John Relating to the regulation of vendors on certain public beaches. House: Business & Commerce Referred to subcommittee
SB 116 69-0 (1985) Author: Brooks, Chet Relating to requiring the Texas Coastal and Marine Council to submit annual reports to the governor and the legislature. Senate: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
SB 225 69-0 (1985) Author: Sharp, John
Sponsor: Oliveira, René
Relating to the continuation of the Texas Coastal and Marine Council and its administration, powers, and duties. House: Government Organization
Senate: Natural Resources
1st Printing sent to Comm. on Cal.
SB 314 69-0 (1985) Author: Truan, Carlos Relating to the power of coastal counties, on a local option basis, to enact ordinances; providing a penalty. Senate: Intergovernmental Relations Referred to subcommittee
SB 792 69-0 (1985) Author: Brown, J.E.
Sponsor: Willy, John
Relating to the regulation of vendors on certain public beaches; authorizing fees. House: Business & Commerce
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective immediately
SB 793 69-0 (1985) Author: Brown, J.E.
Sponsor: Willy, John
Relating to the protection of certain sand dunes and to the definition of mainland shoreline. House: Environmental Affairs
Senate: Natural Resources
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SB 795 69-0 (1985) Author: Brown, J.E. Relating to the Texas Coastal Waterway Act of 1975 and the authorization for the state to cooperate and work with other Gulf coastal states in matters relating to the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway and to the inclusion of additional authority of the state in the event the U.S. Corps of Engineers reduces or eliminates its traditional financial support for maintenance of the Gulf Intercoastal Waterway in Texas. Senate: Natural Resources Reported favorably w/o amendments
SB 1288 69-0 (1985) Author: Parker, Carl Relating to the gulfward boundaries of general-law cities, towns, and villages located on the coastline. Senate: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
SB 1330 69-0 (1985) Author: Parker, Carl
Sponsor: Collazo, Jr., Frank
Relating to the acquisition, development, and operation of certain islands and related facilities and improvements; providing for financing. House: Judicial Affairs
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Effective immediately
SB 1382 69-0 (1985) Author: Uribe, Hector Relating to the subdivision and use of mineral-bearing land. Senate: Natural Resources Postponed in committee
SB 1471 69-0 (1985) Author: Brooks, Chet Relating to the protection of beaches and dunes, and to the public's right of access to beaches. Senate: Natural Resources Co-author authorized
SCR 97 69-0 (1985) Author: Truan, Carlos
Sponsor: Oliveira, René
Requesting assistance of the U.S. Coast Guard in policing offshore rig and shipping operations for dumping litter. House: Environmental Affairs
Senate: Natural Resources
Signed by the Governor
SCR 98 69-0 (1985) Author: Truan, Carlos
Sponsor: Oliveira, René
Urging the Environmental Protection Agency through permit requirements to prohibit discharges of solid waste from oil and gas exploration. House: Environmental Affairs
Senate: Natural Resources
Transferred to Calendars Committee
SCR 99 69-0 (1985) Author: Truan, Carlos
Sponsor: Roberts, Ted
Directing state agencies to establish public awareness programs regarding the problems of litter on Texas beaches. House: Environmental Affairs
Senate: Natural Resources
Signed by the Governor
SCR 100 69-0 (1985) Author: Truan, Carlos
Sponsor: Roberts, Ted
Directing the Texas Coastal and Marine Council to investigate the feasibility of ports in Texas creating incineration facilities to help reduce the litter. House: Environmental Affairs
Senate: Natural Resources
Vetoed by the Governor
SCR 180 69-0 (1985) Author: Brooks, Chet Establishing a special interim committee to examine the problems created by coastline erosion. Senate: Administration, Special No action taken in committee
SR 525 69-0 (1985) Author: Brooks, Chet Establishing an Interim Committee on Coastline Rehabilitation.
SR 4 69-1 (1985) Author: Brooks, Chet | et. al. Establishing special Interim Committee on Coastline Rehabilitation.
HB 45 69-2 (1986) Author: Collazo, Jr., Frank Relating to acquisition of insurance coverage by a board of trustees or commission designated by a municipality to manage and control certain island property. House: Urban Affairs Referred to Urban Affairs
HB 488 68-0 (1983) Author: Collazo, Jr., Frank Relating to the use of hand-drawn seines in coastal water. House: Environmental Affairs Referred to subcommittee
HB 997 68-0 (1983) Author: Hanna, Joe Relating to the gulfward boundaries of coastal home-rule cities. House: Urban Affairs Committee report printed and sent to Committee on Calendars
HB 1199 68-0 (1983) Author: Berlanga, Hugo
Sponsor: Brown, J.E.
Relating to obstructions, barriers, and restraints on beaches and adjacent property. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective immediately
HB 1201 68-0 (1983) Author: Berlanga, Hugo Relating to the location of the dune protection line. House: Natural Resources Placed on daily Major State Calendar
HB 1304 68-0 (1983) Author: Criss, Lloyd
Sponsor: Brooks, Chet
Relating to the authority of certain cities concerning port and harbor improvements and facilities. House: Urban Affairs
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective immediately
HB 1871 68-0 (1983) Author: Oliveira, René
Sponsor: Brown, J.E.
Relating to the Coastal Waterway Act of 1975 and the authorization for the State to cooperate and work with other Gulf coastal states in matters relating to the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway; and the inclusion of additional authority of the State in the event to U.S. Corps of Engineers reduces or eliminates its traditional financial support for maintenance of the Gulf Inracoastal Waterway in Texas. House: Transportation
Senate: Natural Resources
Reported from committee favorably without amendments
HB 2413 68-0 (1983) Author: Smith, Ashley Amending the act creating the Coastal Industrial Water Authority; providing that Texas Department of Water Resources approval of bonds and of plans and specifications for projects to be financed by the sale of bonds shall not be required of the Coastal Industrial Water Authority; finding and declaring that the requirements of Article XVI, Section 59(d) and Section 59(e), Constitution of Texas, have been performed and accomplished; and declaring an emergency. House: Natural Resources Recommendations filed with the Speaker
HB 2414 68-0 (1983) Author: Uher, D.R.
Sponsor: Sharp, John
Relating to the creation of a seawall commission in Matagorda County. House: County Affairs
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Effective immediately
SB 104 68-0 (1983) Author: Truan, Carlos Relating to the power of coastal counties to enact ordinances; providing penalties. Senate: Intergovernmental Relations Referred to subcommittee
SB 175 68-0 (1983) Author: Parker, Carl Relating to the use of hand-drawn seines in coastal water. Senate: Natural Resources Referred to subcommittee
SB 551 68-0 (1983) Author: Farabee, Ray
Sponsor: Hanna, Joe
Relating to the gulfward boundaries of coastal home-rule cities, to contracts or agreements by coastal home-rule cities, to reformation of city boundaries, and to the creation of industrial districts, and to powers and authority of a city in relation to industrial districts and in relation to the reformation of boundaries, including the power to collect certain taxes. House: Urban Affairs
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective immediately
SB 904 68-0 (1983) Author: Truan, Carlos Relating to the environmental protection of certain gulf coast beach areas. Senate: Natural Resources Referred to Committee on Natural Resources
SB 1188 68-0 (1983) Author: Brown, J.E. Relating to the Coastal Waterway Act of 1975 and the authorization for the state to cooperate and work with other Gulf coastal states in matters relating to the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway; and to the inclusion of additional authority of the state in the event the U.S. Corps of Engineers reduces or eliminates its traditional financial support for maintenance of the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway in Texas. Senate: Natural Resources Reported from committee favorably without amendments
SB 1310 68-0 (1983) Author: Brooks, Chet Relating to the rights, powers, authority, privileges, and functions of cities and towns on the Gulf of Mexico or connecting waters regarding harbor, wharf, dock and port facilities; containing other provisions relating to the subject; and declaring an emergency. Senate: Natural Resources Referred to Committee on Natural Resources
SB 1367 68-0 (1983) Author: Whitmire, John
Sponsor: Smith, Ashley
Amending the Act creating the Coastal Industrial Water Authority; providing that Department of Water Resources approval of bonds and of plans and specifications for projects to be financed by sale of bonds shall not be required of the Coastal Industial Water Authority; finding and declaring that the requirements of Article XVI, Section 59(d), and Section 59 (e), of the Constitution of Texas, have been performed and accomplished; and declaring an emercency. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective on . . . . . . . . . .
HB 394 67-0 (1981) Author: Benedict, Jerry L. Relating to notice by sellers of real property adjoining the Gulf of Mexico or an arm of the Gulf of Mexico of a possible effect of erosion on property lines. House: Business & Industry Referred to subcommittee
HB 411 67-0 (1981) Author: Hanna, Joe
Sponsor: Mengden, Walter
Relating to authority of a home-ruled city to annex or to pledge revenue from certain state-owned submerged lands. House: Intergovernmental Affairs
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective on . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
HB 413 67-0 (1981) Author: Sharp, John Relating to the county regulation of the possession and use of glass containers on coastal beaches. House: Environmental Affairs Committee laid on table subject to call
HB 414 67-0 (1981) Author: McBee, Susan Gurley Relating to the temporary diversion and use of water from an international stream by holders of water rights. House: Natural Resources Referred to Committee on Natural Resources
HB 1068 67-0 (1981) Author: Benedict, Jerry L. Relating to the prohibition of certain disposal wells in the coastal areas of Texas. House: Natural Resources Referred to Committee on Natural Resources
HB 1483 67-0 (1981) Author: McLeod, E. Douglas Providing for reserve deputy sheriffs in coastal counties to be organized for the purposes of Marine Safety and Lifeguard functions. House: Security & Sanctions Laid on the table subject to call
HB 1501 67-0 (1981) Author: Crawford, Bo Relating to chemical tests for intoxication. House: Transportation Reported from subcommittee favorably without amendments
HB 1679 67-0 (1981) Author: Criss, Lloyd Relating to the provision of beach and water safety services by deputy sheriffs and reserve deputy sheriffs in certain counties. House: Security & Sanctions Referred to Committee on Security and Sanctions
HB 1733 67-0 (1981) Author: Berlanga, Hugo
Sponsor: Truan, Carlos
Relating to obstructions, barriers, and restraints on beaches and adjacent property. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Passed to third reading
HB 1844 67-0 (1981) Author: Benedict, Jerry L. Relating to a change of the name of the Beach Park Boards of Trustees. House: Environmental Affairs Referred to subcommittee
HB 2057 67-0 (1981) Author: Crawford, Bo Relating to the taking of marl, sand, gravel, shell, and mudshell for certain navigation purposes. House: Environmental Affairs
Senate: Natural Resources
Referred to Committee on Natural Resources
HB 2403 67-0 (1981) Author: Uher, D.R. Relating to the creation of seawall commissions in coastal counties. House: State Affairs Referred to Committee on State Affairs
SB 96 67-0 (1981) Author: Truan, Carlos Relating to the power of coastal counties to enact ordinances; providing penalties. Senate: State Affairs Referred to subcommittee
SB 100 67-0 (1981) Author: Mengden, Walter Relating to the gulfward boundaries of coastal home-rule cities. Senate: Natural Resources Considered by committee in public hearing
SB 713 67-0 (1981) Author: Brown, J.E.
Sponsor: McLeod, E. Douglas
Providing for reserve deputy sheriffs in any county bordering the Gulf of Mexico to be organized for the purposes of marine safety and lifeguard functions and providing further an organization for such purposes may consist of both paid and unpaid deputies and reserve deputies; authorizing the acceptance of funds from foundations, corporations, individuals, and other political entities, including the State of Texas, by appropriation on a direct or matching fund basis. House: Security & Sanctions
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Effective immediately
SB 983 67-0 (1981) Author: Brown, J.E.
Sponsor: Pennington, Randy
Relating to the prohibition of motor vehicles on coastal beaches in certain counties; providing penalties. House: Transportation
Senate: Natural Resources
Committee report printed and sent to Committee on Calendars
SB 1288 67-0 (1981) Author: Brown, J.E. Relating to the creation of seawall commissions in coastal counties. Senate: Intergovernmental Relations Referred to Committee on Intergovernmental Relations
SR 722 67-0 (1981) Author: Mengden, Walter Directing the Senate Natural Resources Committee to study municipal annexation of the submerged land in Gulf Coast region. Senate: Natural Resources
SR 65 67-1 (1981) Author: Santiesteban, H. | et. al. Directing Natural Resources Committee to conduct an interim study on coastal reef protection, erosion control and restoration and construction of wharves and other structures on State-owned water bottoms. Senate: Natural Resources
HB 932 66-0 (1979) Author: Uribe, Hector Relating to the maintenance of public beaches. House: Environmental Affairs Referred to subcommittee
HB 1223 66-0 (1979) Author: Criss, Lloyd Relating to county regulation of animals on beaches. House: Intergovernmental Affairs Referred to Committee on Intergovernmental Affairs
HB 1816 66-0 (1979) Author: Craddick, Tom
Sponsor: Schwartz, A.R. "Babe"
Relating to amendment of the Natural Resources Code to make corrections and to conform to legislation enacted during the Regular Session of the 65th Legislature. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective immediately
SB 81 66-0 (1979) Author: Schwartz, A.R. "Babe" Relating to the disclosure of natural hazards connected with real property in coastal counties to be sold using the services of a real estate agent; establishing the Natural Hazards Technical Committee; providing for implementation of the Act by the Texas Real Estate Commission; providing remedies and penalties for noncompliance; and declaring an emergency. Senate: Natural Resources Reported from committee favorably without amendments
SB 514 66-0 (1979) Author: Longoria, Raul
Sponsor: Uribe, Hector
Relating to maintenance of the public beaches. House: Environmental Affairs
Senate: Natural Resources
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SB 889 66-0 (1979) Author: Parker, Carl Relating to coastal preservation. Senate: Natural Resources Referred to Committee on Natural Resources
SB 999 66-0 (1979) Author: Schwartz, A.R. "Babe"
Sponsor: Criss, Lloyd
Relating to the issuance of certain revenue bonds by certain cities and towns located on the coast of the Gulf of Mexico or any channel, canal, bay, or inlet connected therewith, having a population of more than 5,000 inhabitants; and declaring an emergency. House: Intergovernmental Affairs
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective immediately
SB 1068 66-0 (1979) Author: Ogg, Jack
Sponsor: Berlanga, Hugo
Relating to sand dune protection. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
House conferees appointed
SB 1069 66-0 (1979) Author: Ogg, Jack
Sponsor: Berlanga, Hugo
Relating to the penalty for attempting to limit access to a public beach. House: Environmental Affairs
Senate: Natural Resources
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SB 1071 66-0 (1979) Author: Ogg, Jack
Sponsor: Berlanga, Hugo
Relating to regulation of traffic on beaches; providing penalties. House: Environmental Affairs
Senate: Natural Resources
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SB 1072 66-0 (1979) Author: Ogg, Jack Relating to funding for cleaning public beaches. Senate: Natural Resources Reported from committee favorably without amendments
SB 1073 66-0 (1979) Author: Ogg, Jack Relating to regulation of certain business establishments and sales on beaches. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Referred to subcommittee
SB 1104 66-0 (1979) Author: Schwartz, A.R. "Babe"
Sponsor: Benedict, Jerry L.
Relating to county authority to regulate traffic, prohibit littering, and regulate the possession of animals on beaches and swimming in certain passes. House: Environmental Affairs
Senate: Natural Resources
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SB 1176 66-0 (1979) Author: Jones, Gene
Sponsor: Hanna, Joe
Relating to the gulfward boundaries of counties, cities, towns or villages on the Gulf of Mexico; providing the extent of application of this Act. House: Energy Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective immediately
SB 1239 66-0 (1979) Author: Schwartz, A.R. "Babe"
Sponsor: Sharp, John
Relating to the authority of a county to close a public beach for certain purposes. House: Environmental Affairs
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective immediately
SCR 45 66-0 (1979) Author: Ogg, Jack Requesting state agencies to initiate public education programs to promote understanding of coastal processes, water safety, and public beach rights. Senate: Natural Resources Reported from committee favorably without amendments
SCR 46 66-0 (1979) Author: Ogg, Jack
Sponsor: Berlanga, Hugo
Requesting State Department of Highways and Public Transportation to emphasize construction of free beach accessways, free beach parking, and signage systems. House: Environmental Affairs
Senate: Natural Resources
Signed by the Governor
SCR 47 66-0 (1979) Author: Ogg, Jack
Sponsor: Berlanga, Hugo
Requesting state agencies assist local governments in development of free beach access and parking. House: Environmental Affairs
Senate: Natural Resources
Signed by the Governor
SCR 72 66-0 (1979) Author: Jones, Gene
Sponsor: Hanna, Joe
Requesting return of Senate Bill 1176 to the Senate for further consideration. Signed by the Governor
HB 322 65-0 (1977) Author: Clark, Jim
Sponsor: Brooks, Chet
Relating to certification requirements for marine firemen by the Commission on Fire Protection Personnel Standards and Education; providing a penalty for violations. House: State Affairs
Senate: Economic Development
Effective immediately
HB 994 65-0 (1977) Author: Powers, Pike An Act directing the Natural Resources Council to report to the Governor on coastal problems; designating the Governor to represent the State of Texas in discussions with the federal government with regard to question of consistency. House: State Affairs Considered by subcommittee in formal meeting
HB 995 65-0 (1977) Author: Powers, Pike An Act granting the Certifying Agency the duty and authority to certify those coastal wetlands which are essential to the public interest; granting the Acquiring Agency the authority to acquire fee and lesser interest such lands and to preserve and manage such lands in the public interest; and declaring an emergency. House: State Affairs Considered by subcommittee in formal meeting
HB 1102 65-0 (1977) Author: Allee, Henry E. Relating to authority of counties and municipalities to regualte animals on beaches. House: Intergovernmental Affairs Referred to Committee on Intergovernmental Affairs
HB 1221 65-0 (1977) Author: Powers, Pike Relating to the disclosure of natural hazards connected with real property in coastal counties to be sold using the services of a real estate agent; establishing the Natural Hazards Technical Committee; providing for implementation by the Texas Real Estate Commission; providing remedies and penalties for noncompliance; and declaring an emergency. House: State Affairs Considered by committee in public hearing
HB 1462 65-0 (1977) Author: Baker, Andrew Z. Relating to the regulation of the subdivision and development of land by certain political subdivisions; providing penalties. House: Intergovernmental Affairs Considered by committee in public hearing
HB 1803 65-0 (1977) Author: Baker, Andrew Z. Relating to the authority of certain costal counties to adopt building codes; providing a penalty. House: Intergovernmental Affairs Considered by committee in public hearing
HB 1987 65-0 (1977) Author: Waters, Ron Relating to the operation of motor vehicles on public beaches and to the construction of parking facilities for beach visitors; providing a penalty. House: Transportation Referred to Committee on Transportation
HB 2137 65-0 (1977) Author: Collazo, Jr., Frank Relating to the use of fishing nets and trawls in the coastal water of Jefferson County. House: Environmental Affairs Referred to Committee on Environmental Affairs
HB 2201 65-0 (1977) Author: Lauhoff, Herman E. Relating to the construction and operation of causeways, bridges, tunnels, turnpikes and roads by counties bordering on the Gulf of Mexico and having a population of 50,000 or more, according to the last Federal Census. House: Intergovernmental Affairs Considered by committee in public hearing
HCR 62 65-0 (1977) Author: Powers, Pike
Sponsor: Schwartz, A.R. "Babe"
Requesting the governor to have made a study devising a method of improving the state's decision-making processes relating to the natural resources of the Gulf Coast. House: State Affairs
Senate: Administration
Signed by the Governor
HCR 63 65-0 (1977) Author: Powers, Pike Requesting the General Land Office and the Coastal Management Advisory Committee to continue development of the Texas Coastal Management Program, and submit the program for certification by the Secretary of Commerce. House: State Affairs Considered by subcommittee in formal meeting
HCR 65 65-0 (1977) Author: Powers, Pike Reaffirming commitment to existing policies for protection and development of the natural resources of the Gulf Coast. House: State Affairs Assigned to Resolutions Calendar
HCR 66 65-0 (1977) Author: Powers, Pike Recognizing the importance of coastal wetlands in planning for protection and development of the Gulf Coast. House: State Affairs Assigned to Resolutions Calendar
HCR 67 65-0 (1977) Author: Powers, Pike Requesting the Natural Resources Council to study and recommend legislation on subsidence and protection of coastal areas. House: State Affairs Assigned to Resolutions Calendar
HCR 68 65-0 (1977) Author: Powers, Pike Requesting the governor to take necessary steps to protect coastal natural resources through state programs. House: State Affairs Assigned to Resolutions Calendar
SB 46 65-0 (1977) Author: Schwartz, A.R. "Babe" Relating to the identification, management, control, and use of coastal public land and coastal wetland as defined in this Act. Senate: Natural Resources Referred to Committee on Natural Resources
SB 385 65-0 (1977) Author: Schwartz, A.R. "Babe" Relating to the disclosure of natural hazards connected with real property in coastal counties to be sold using the services of a real estate agent; establishing the Natural Hazards Technical Committee; providing for implementation of the Act by the Texas Real Estate Commission; providing remedies and penalties for non-compliance; and declaring an emergency. Senate: Jurisprudence Reported from committee favorably with amendments
SB 577 65-0 (1977) Author: Schwartz, A.R. "Babe"
Sponsor: Powers, Pike
Relating to coastal natural resource areas as defined in the Act; directing the Natural Resources Council to report to the governor and the legislature on coastal problems; designating the governor to report to the 66th Legislature on the effect of this state's seeking federal certification of the Texas Coastal Management Program pursuant to Section 306 of the Coastal Zone Management Act of 1972; repealing all expressly conflicting laws. House: State Affairs
Senate: Natural Resources
90 Day Bill
SB 578 65-0 (1977) Author: Schwartz, A.R. "Babe"
Sponsor: Powers, Pike
Granting the certifying agency, the General Land Office, the duty and authority to certify those coastal wetlands which are essential to the public interest; providing procedures for certification; exempting certain agricultural lands; granting the acquiring agency, the Parks and Wildlife Department, the authority to acquire fee or lesser interest in such lands and to preserve and manage such lands in the public interest; providing the source of funds to compensate the owners therefor. House: State Affairs
Senate: Natural Resources
90 Day Bill
SB 673 65-0 (1977) Author: Schwartz, A.R. "Babe" Amending the Texas Coastal Waterway Act of 1975 to amend the stated policy and findings; to add a definition for "mandated costs"; to allow the commission to receive and dispense or expand funds for mandated costs; to provide for cooperation between the State Highway and Public Transportation Commission and political subdivisions; authorizing an appropriation. House: Transportation
Senate: Natural Resources
Considered by committee in public hearing
SB 978 65-0 (1977) Author: Ogg, Jack Relating to the operation of motor vehicles on public beaches and to the construction of parking facilities for beach visitors; providing a penalty. Senate: Intergovernmental Relations Laid on table subject to call
SB 981 65-0 (1977) Author: Schwartz, A.R. "Babe"
Sponsor: Baker, Andrew Z.
Relating to the power of a beach park board of trustees regarding additional parks and the acquisition, financing, and improvement of recreational facilities. House: Environmental Affairs
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
90 Day Bill
SB 982 65-0 (1977) Author: Schwartz, A.R. "Babe" Relating to county authority to regulate the presence of horses and cattle on beaches. House: Intergovernmental Affairs
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Referred to Committee on Intergovernmental Affairs
SB 1252 65-0 (1977) Author: Ogg, Jack
Sponsor: Lauhoff, Herman E.
Relating to construction and operation of causeways, bridges, and roads by certain counties on the Gulf coast; containing other provisions related to the subject and a severability clause. House: Intergovernmental Affairs
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
90 Day Bill
SCR 76 65-0 (1977) Author: Schwartz, A.R. "Babe"
Sponsor: Powers, Pike
Requesting the Natural Resources Council to study and recommend to the Governor before the next session of the legislature, how best to give notice of coastal hazards to owners and purchasers of coastal property. House: State Affairs
Senate: Natural Resources
Referred to Committee on Calendars
SCR 77 65-0 (1977) Author: Schwartz, A.R. "Babe"
Sponsor: Powers, Pike
Requesting the General Land Office and its coastal management advisory committee to continue their efforts through the balance of the program development phase of the Texas Coastal Management Program. House: State Affairs
Senate: Natural Resources
Referred to Committee on Calendars
SCR 78 65-0 (1977) Author: Schwartz, A.R. "Babe"
Sponsor: Powers, Pike
Requesting due consideration be given to the coastal wetlands in planning for the proper protection and development of the Texas Gulf Coast. House: State Affairs
Senate: Natural Resources
Referred to Committee on Calendars
SJR 26 65-0 (1977) Author: Truan, Carlos Proposing an amendment to the Texas Constitution to provide a free and unrestricted right of access to the public beaches. Senate: Natural Resources Reported from committee favorably
SR 106 65-0 (1977) Author: Schwartz, A.R. "Babe" | et. al. Authorizing a comprehensive assessment of Texas Coast barrier islands and related resources. Senate: Natural Resources
SR 581 65-0 (1977) Author: Ogg, Jack Creating a special select committee to study all aspects in use of Texas beaches by general public. Senate: Administration
HB 1310 64-0 (1975) Author: Powers, Pike Declaring as public policy of the state the maintenance of the ecological environment of the bays and estuaries in the conservation and development of the state's natural resources; directing the Texas Water Rights Commission in the consideration of any permit to store, take, or divert water to assess the effects thereof upon the bays and estuaries of Texas; directing the Texas Water Development Board to investigate the effects of fresh water inflows on bays and estuaries of Texas and to complete comprehensive studies regarding the development of methods of providing and maintaining the ecological environment thereof; directing the Water Rights Commission, the Water Quality Board, the General Land Office, the Parks and Wildlife Department, Department of Agriculture, and the Coastal and Marine Council to assist and cooperate in the conduct of such studies and investigations. House: Environmental Affairs Referred to Committee on Environmental Affairs
HB 1482 64-0 (1975) Author: Caldwell, Neil Relating to the boundary lines of counties and independent school districts from the coastline to the three marine league line. House: State Affairs Referred to subcommittee
HB 1527 64-0 (1975) Author: Salem, Joe Authorizing the Parks and Wildlife Department to charge entrance or gate fees at State Parks; exempting from such fees persons desiring to enter or leave public beaches in such parks. House: Environmental Affairs Laid on the table subject to call
HB 1839 64-0 (1975) Author: Newton, Jon P. Relating to the coverage of and the management and control of certain public land under the Coastal Public Lands Management Act of 1973. House: Natural Resources Referred to subcommittee
HB 2174 64-0 (1975) Author: Hale, L. DeWitt Providing that counties and incorporated cities bordering on the Gulf of Mexico or its tidewater limits may reasonably regulate sanitary, safety conditions and use so as to promote the public health, safety and welfare; repealing all laws or parts of laws in conflict herewith. House: Intergovernmental Affairs Reported from committee favorably without amendments
HR 80 64-0 (1975) Author: Powers, Pike Relating to requesting the Texas Coastal and Marine Council to develop building standards for coastal areas. House: State Affairs
HR 81 64-0 (1975) Author: Powers, Pike Requesting Texas Coastal and Marine Council to asses removal and disposal of dredged material. House: Transportation
HR 82 64-0 (1975) Author: Powers, Pike Requesting Texas Coastal and Marine Council to asses marine commerce in Texas. House: Transportation
HR 83 64-0 (1975) Author: Powers, Pike Requesting Texas Coastal and Marine Council to study certain aspects of estuarine inflows. House: Environmental Affairs
SB 17 64-0 (1975) Author: Schwartz, A.R. "Babe"
Sponsor: Uher, D.R.
Relating to the prevention and cleanup of oil and hazardous substances discharged or spilled into the coastal waters of the state; providing the power, authority, and responsibility of the Texas Water Quality Board, the State Highway Department, and the governor, in cooperation with the federal and local governments and other state agencies and departments, to carry out the provisions of this Act; establishing the Texas Coastal Protection Fund; adding Subchapter K to chapter 21 of the Water Code; defining certain offenses and providing civil and criminal penalties. House: Energy Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective immediately
SB 100 64-0 (1975) Author: Schwartz, A.R. "Babe" Relating to regulation of the sale of subdivided land and condominiums in any county bordering on the Gulf of Mexico, providing a penalty. Senate: State Affairs Referred to subcommittee
SB 137 64-0 (1975) Author: Schwartz, A.R. "Babe"
Sponsor: Powers, Pike
Amending the Water Code as follows: declaring as public policy of the state the maintenance of the ecological environment of the bays and estuaries in the conservation and development of the state's natural resources; directing the Texas Water Rights Commission in the consideration of any permit to store, take, or divert water to assess the effects thereof upon the bays and estuaries of Texas; directing the Texas Water Development Board to investigate the effects of fresh water inflows upon bays and estuaries of Texas and to complete comprehensive studies regarding the development of methods of providing and maintaining the ecological environment thereof; directing the Texas Water Rights Commission, the Texas Water Quality Board, the General Land Office, the Parks and Wildlife Department, and the Coastal and Marine Council to assist and cooperate in the conduct of such studies and investigations; repealing laws in conflict; making appropriations. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective immediately
SB 472 64-0 (1975) Author: Schwartz, A.R. "Babe"
Sponsor: Powers, Pike
Relating to the importance of coastal public lands, the coastal marshes, and similar coastal areas of the state located on both publicly and privately owned lands and the importance of the maintenance, preservation, and enhancement of the environment, wildlife, and fisheries, and to the importance of the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway; providing for the administration by the State of Texas of nonfederal sponsorship requirements for the future maintenance and improvement of the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway consistent with the policy of the State of Texas; prescribing the powers and duties of the State Highway Department in implementing this Act and of other state agencies and political subdivisions in cooperation with the department; authorizing appropriations for funding. House: Natural Resources
Senate: State Affairs
90 day bill
SB 621 64-0 (1975) Author: Schwartz, A.R. "Babe" Directing the Parks and Wildlife Commission and the Parks and Wildlife Department to carry out a program of artificial reef building and use of existing reefs and buoys. House: Environmental Affairs
Senate: Natural Resources
Rules suspended
SB 623 64-0 (1975) Author: Schwartz, A.R. "Babe" Enlarging and defining the area subject to zoning regulations and extending authority to the coastal counties of Jefferson, Chambers, Galveston, Brazoria, Matagorda, Calhoun, Aransas, Nueces, Kleberg, Kenedy, Willacy, and Cameron to regulate uses of land within two miles of the shorelands and public beaches of the state; repealing an exemption for buildings and equipment used in furnishing telephone service to the public; stating relationship of rules and regulations under this Act to laws or regulations to protect dunes and vegetation or to regulate removal of sand, marl, gravel, and shell from certain areas. Senate: Natural Resources Referred to Committee on Natural Resources
SB 624 64-0 (1975) Author: Schwartz, A.R. "Babe" Defining coastal wetland and providing for its inclusion in the coastal public lands management program; providing for permits and penalties. Senate: Natural Resources Referred to Committee on Natural Resources
SB 625 64-0 (1975) Author: Schwartz, A.R. "Babe" Relating to the coverage of and the management and control of certain public land under the Coastal Public Lands Management Act of 1973. Senate: State Affairs Referred to Committee on State Affairs
SB 643 64-0 (1975) Author: Schwartz, A.R. "Babe"
Sponsor: Harris, Ed
Relating to the issuance and sale of certain bonds by coastal cities of more than 5,000 population. House: Intergovernmental Affairs
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Effective immediately
SB 803 64-0 (1975) Author: Schwartz, A.R. "Babe"
Sponsor: Newton, Jon P.
Relating to the management, control, and use of coastal public lands and coastal wetlands as defined in this Act and the identification of coastal wetlands vital to the natural resources, by the School Land Board; amending certain definitions; prescribing the powers and duties of the board; relating to certain easements and permits and rights thereunder. House: Environmental Affairs
Senate: Natural Resources
Reported from committee favorably without amendments
SB 1055 64-0 (1975) Author: Schwartz, A.R. "Babe" Relating to the powers and authority of a beach park board of trustees regarding the advertising, acquisition, financing, and improvement of recreational facilities. House: Intergovernmental Affairs
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Reported from committee favorably without amendments
SB 1056 64-0 (1975) Author: Schwartz, A.R. "Babe" Relating to county authority to regulate the presence of animals on beaches. House: Intergovernmental Affairs
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Considered by committee in public hearing
SCR 76 64-0 (1975) Author: Brooks, Chet
Sponsor: Watson, Ed
Authorizing and requesting the Coastal Industrial Water Authority to conduct a comprehensive study of long-term water resource needs for Texas Gulf Coast region, the adequacy and marketability of alternate sources of water consistent with future growth and development, the development of potential alternate water sources, and such other matters as the Coastal Industrial Water Authority deems relevant and proper; requesting all other state and local agencies to cooperate fully with the Coastal Industrial Water Authority in such study, and all federal agencies and all private citizens, coporations, and associations are urged to cooperate with the Coastal Industrial Water Authority in supplying data for the study; providing that the Coastal Industrial Water Authority reports its findings and recommendations to the Governor of Texas, the Lieutenant Governor of Texas, and each member of the legislature on or before the convening of the 65th Legislature in January, 1977. House: Natural Resources Signed by Governor
SCR 98 64-0 (1975) Author: Schwartz, A.R. "Babe" Suspending the Joint Rules of the two houses to that either House may take up and consider Senate Bill No. 17 and Senate Bill No. 809 at any time. Received from the Senate
SCR 104 64-0 (1975) Author: Schwartz, A.R. "Babe" Suspending the Joint Rules of the two Houses so that either House may take up and consider Senate Bill 803 at any time. Received from the Senate
SR 267 64-0 (1975) Author: Schwartz, A.R. "Babe" | et. al. Directing the Texas Coastal and Marine Council, in cooperation with the Governor's Task Force on Water Resource Conservation and Development, the Interagency Council on Natural Resources and the Environment, and other interested parties, to undertake a comprehensive assessment of institutional and financial aspects of providing estuarine inflows. Senate: Natural Resources
SR 268 64-0 (1975) Author: Schwartz, A.R. "Babe" | et. al. Directing the Texas Coastal and Marine Council in cooperation with certain other agencies to undertake to develop model minimum building standards for high-risk areas along the Texas Coast. Senate: Natural Resources
SR 269 64-0 (1975) Author: Schwartz, A.R. "Babe" | et. al. Directing the Texas Coastal and Marine Council to assist in a comprehensive assessment of current activities, problems and opportunities regarding marine commerce in Texas. Senate: Natural Resources
SR 402 64-0 (1975) Author: Mengden, Walter | et. al. Memorializing Congress to act favorably and expeditiously on the Bentsen-Eckhart bill to provide immediate relief for the subsidence-stricken Brownwood Addition of Baytown, Texas.
SR 403 64-0 (1975) Author: Mengden, Walter | et. al. Requesting the United States Corps of Engineers to proceed with subsidence investigation with all possible haste.
SR 448 64-0 (1975) Author: Schwartz, A.R. "Babe" | et. al. Expressing support for enlargement of Vermillion Locks. Senate: Administration
HB 14 63-0 (1973) Author: Allen, Joe To create the Bays and Estuaries Protection Agency; to provide a short title; to define certain terms; to provide for the membership of the agency; to provide for the election of a chairman; to provide for the appointment of an executive secretary and of representatives and agents by designated members; to provide for payment of expenses; to provide for the powers and duties of the agency; to provide for applications to alter estuarine areas; to provide for the procedure for filing applications; to provide for gathering of information by agency members; to provide for the issuance of permits; to provide for the conditional permits; to provide for denial of permits under certain conditions; to provide for appeals; to provide for policing; to provide for injunctions; to provide for posting permits; to provide for the transfer of permits; to provide penalties for violations; to provide for exceptions; to provide for emergency powers; to provide for severability; to repeal conflicting laws; for other purposes; and declaring an emergency. House: Environmental Affairs Referred to Committee on Environmental Affairs
HB 22 63-0 (1973) Author: Allen, Joe Relating to interference with the rights of the public to have access to, and to use and enjoy, public waters; providing a penalty; and declaring an emergency. House: State Affairs Referred to Committee on State Affairs
HB 293 63-0 (1973) Author: Temple, Arthur "Buddy" Relating to prohibiting the taking of shell and mudshell from certain coastal waters of this state. House: Environmental Affairs Referred to Committee on Environmental Affairs
HB 318 63-0 (1973) Author: Baker, Andrew Z.
Sponsor: Schwartz, A.R. "Babe"
Relating to the issuance of certain bonds by coastal cities of more than 5,000 population; and declaring an emergency. House: Intergovernmental Affairs
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Signed by the Governor
HB 649 63-0 (1973) Author: Baker, Andrew Z. Relating to creation, administration, operation, powers, duties and financing of the Texas Public Property Insurance Corporation; and declaring an emergency. House: State Affairs Referred to Committee on State Affairs
HB 833 63-0 (1973) Author: Wieting, Leroy J.
Sponsor: Schwartz, A.R. "Babe"
Relating to including under the Uniform Wildlife Regulatory Act all coastal waters in this state; providing exceptions for shrimp and oysters, and to Harris, Galveston, Chambers, and Victoria Counties; relating to seining within one mile from city under certain circumstances. House: Environmental Affairs
Senate: Natural Resources
Signed by the Governor
HB 1436 63-0 (1973) Author: Newton, Jon P. Relating to management of state-owned coastal lands; providing a penalty for violations of this Act; repealing all conflicting laws. House: State Affairs Laid on the table subject to call
HB 1540 63-0 (1973) Author: Finney, Dave Amending Chapter 327, 62nd Leg., Acts 1971 (compiled as art, 1269j-4.4), relating to cities and towns owning sea life park, oceanarium, and other public facilities operated in conjunction therewith; by authorizing such cities and towns to acquire the properties, assets, rights and facilities of any person or corporation operating any part or all of the same on behalf of such city or town and by more definitively stating and defining the revenues and security which may be pledged and granted as security for the certificates of indebtedness authorized by said act and in connection with any refunding thereof; and declaring an emergency. House: Intergovernmental Affairs Laid on the table subject to call
HJR 25 63-0 (1973) Author: Harris, Ed Proposing an amendment of the Texas Constitution to provide for certain counties and cities bordering on the Gulf of Mexico may issue bonds for construction of seawalls and breakwaters upon the vote of the majority of the resident property taxpayers voting in an election. House: Intergovernmental Affairs Considered in public hearing
HJR 34 63-0 (1973) Author: Baker, Andrew Z. Proposing an amendment of the Texas Constitution authorizing the creation and financing of a state insurance corporation to insure public property in the Gulf Coast area. House: State Affairs Referred to Committee on State Affairs
SB 84 63-0 (1973) Author: Schwartz, A.R. "Babe" Relating to issuance of certain bonds by coastal cities of more than 5,000 population. Senate: Intergovernmental Relations Laid on table subject to call
SB 268 63-0 (1973) Author: Schwartz, A.R. "Babe"
Sponsor: Truan, Carlos
Relating to the protection of sand dunes on barrier islands and peninsulas bordering on the Gulf of Mexico; authorizing the establishment of a dune protection line by certain commissioners courts; prohibiting certain conduct seaward of that line authorizing the commissioners courts to issue permits and to charge a reasonable fee to certain persons for otherwise prohibited acts seaward of the dune line; providing for identification of critical dune areas by the Commissioner of the General Land Office and for notice to him and special procedures for issuance of permits therein; providing for certain exceptions; prohibiting the issuance of a permit for driving a "recreational vehicle", as defined, seaward of the dune protection line; providing certain penalties for violations and for appeals. House: Environmental Affairs
Senate: Natural Resources
90 Day Bill
SB 269 63-0 (1973) Author: Schwartz, A.R. "Babe"
Sponsor: Parker, Carl
Relating to the excavation, taking, removing or carrying away of sand, marl, gravel, or shell from certain public beaches and to permits therefor from commissioners courts and from incorporated cities, towns and villages. House: State Affairs
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Effective immediately
SB 270 63-0 (1973) Author: Schwartz, A.R. "Babe" Relating to the imposition of criminal penalties for certain communications on public beaches. Senate: Jurisprudence Committee hearing date
SB 271 63-0 (1973) Author: Schwartz, A.R. "Babe"
Sponsor: Menefee, Hawkins
Relating to the regulation of commercial activity on public beaches by the Parks and Wildlife Department. House: Environmental Affairs
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Effective immediately
SB 272 63-0 (1973) Author: Schwartz, A.R. "Babe" Prohibiting issuance of licenses or permits to sell or serve alcoholic beverages if establishment is located on a public beach. Senate: State Affairs Sent to subcommittee
SB 273 63-0 (1973) Author: Schwartz, A.R. "Babe"
Sponsor: Menefee, Hawkins
Relating to the cleaning and maintaining of public beaches bordering on the Gulf of Mexico; increasing the amount of the "state share"; providing for the maintenance of a reserve fund to be used in certain emergency situations; authorizing use of funds for lifeguards and patrols. House: Environmental Affairs
Senate: Finance
Effective immediately
SB 275 63-0 (1973) Author: Schwartz, A.R. "Babe" Relating to the right of the public to gain access to, and to use and enjoy, the beaches bordering on the Gulf of Mexico; declaring these rights to be vested in the State of Texas; declaring these rights paramount in certain circumstances; defining certain terms. Sent to subcommittee
SB 327 63-0 (1973) Author: Schwartz, A.R. "Babe"
Sponsor: Caldwell, Neil
Relating to the function, powers, and duties of the Texas Coastal and Marine Council. House: Environmental Affairs
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
90 Day Bill
SB 359 63-0 (1973) Author: Schwartz, A.R. "Babe" Declaring a moratorium on sale or leasing of the surface estate in state-owned submerged lands, beaches, and islands under any existing laws of this state. Senate: Natural Resources Referred to Committee on Natural Resources
SB 644 63-0 (1973) Author: Schwartz, A.R. "Babe"
Sponsor: Newton, Jon P.
Relating to the management, control and use of coastal public lands as defined in this Act; prescribing the powers and duties of the School Land Board and the General Land Office in regard to these lands, to the acquisition of other lands, and to carrying out the provisions of this Act; providing for cooperation with the federal government and agencies of this state; providing certain protection, privileges and rights for owners of littoral property and duties of such owners; providing for disposition of funds; providing certain court remedies; prescribing penalties for violations of this Act; and prescribing the relationship of this Act to related law of this state. House: State Affairs
Senate: Natural Resources
90 Day Bill
SB 650 63-0 (1973) Author: Andujar, Betty
Sponsor: Finney, Dave
Relating to cities and towns owning sea life parks, oceanariums and other public facilities operated in conjunction therewith; by authorizing such cities and towns to acquire the properties, assets, rights and facilities of any person or corporation operating any part or all of the same on behalf of such city or town and by more definitively stating and defining the revenues and security which may be pledged and granted as security for the certificates of indebtedness authorized by said act and in connection with any refunding thereof; making certain provisions with respect to the purchase or sale or use of broadcasting or similar rights. House: Intergovernmental Affairs
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Signed by Governor
SCR 75 63-0 (1973) Author: Schwartz, A.R. "Babe"
Sponsor: Caldwell, Neil
Relating to the Attorney General collecting and maintaining an evidence bank of testimony from persons with knowledge of public use of beaches of this state during the early years of this century and before. House: Environmental Affairs
Senate: Administration
Signed by Governor
SJR 12 63-0 (1973) Author: Schwartz, A.R. "Babe"
Sponsor: Harris, Ed
Proposing an amendment of the Constitution of the State of Texas to provide that certain counties and cities bordering on the Gulf of Mexico may levy a tax to pay for bonds issued for the construction of sea walls and breakwaters upon the vote of the majority of the resident property taxpayers voting in an election. House: Intergovernmental Affairs
Senate: State Affairs
Signed by Governor
HB 11 62-0 (1971) Author: Allen, Joe Relating to taking of exposed shell deposits in certain specified mineral tracts of Galveston and Chambers Counties in Galveston Bay.
HB 344 62-0 (1971) Author: Allen, Joe Relating to interference with the right of the public to have access to public waters; providing a penalty.
HB 483 62-0 (1971) Author: Lemmon, Ray
Sponsor: Jordan, Barbara
Relating to the creation, administration, powers and duties, and funding of the Texas Council on Marine-Related Affairs, an advisory body concerned with marine affairs.
HB 1560 62-0 (1971) Author: Harris, Ed Relating to the creation of a Texas Casualty Insurance Corporation authorized to write fire and extended coverage insurance in the coastal area of Texas.
HB 1579 62-0 (1971) Author: Harris, Ed Relating to the creation of the Texas Casualty Insurance Corporation authorized to write fire and extended coverage insurance in the coastal area of Texas.
HB 1586 62-0 (1971) Author: Wyatt, Jr., Joe Relating to regulating the production of marl, gravel, sand, shells, or mudshell under certain conditions.
HB 1656 62-0 (1971) Author: Salem, Joe
Sponsor: Bridges, Ronald W.
Relating to the City of Corpus Christi, the United States Corps of Engineers, and their duly authorized agents and contractors, without payment to the State, a construction easement for the purpose of conducting dredging, filling, excavation and all other necessary operations in furtherance of the purpose of the restoration of an area commonly known as Corpus Christi Beach, and more particularly described herein, on land which belongs to the State of Texas or in which the State has title or interest.
HB 1785 62-0 (1971) Author: Hull, Cordell | et. al. Relating to the issuance of bonds by any city or town which owns a sea life park and oceanarium.
HCR 161 62-0 (1971) Author: Salem, Joe Authorizing corrections in HB 1656.
SB 933 62-0 (1971) Author: Schwartz, A.R. "Babe" | et. al. Relating to prohibiting the issuance of licenses or permits to sell or serve alcoholic beverages if establishment is located on a public beach.
SB 956 62-0 (1971) Author: Creighton, Tom
Sponsor: Hull, Cordell
Relating to providing for the authorization and issuance, by any city or town which owns a sea life park and oceanarium, the same having been or being constructed, equipped and developed wholly or partly with the proceeds of duly voted general obligation park bonds, or Certificates of Indebtedness for the purpose of operating, maintaining, supplying, repairing or further developing any such park improvements and certain other public facilities.
SCR 132 62-0 (1971) Author: Schwartz, A.R. "Babe" Providing for the creation of an Interim Committee to study the problems of coastal land and waters of Texas.
SJR 42 62-0 (1971) Author: Schwartz, A.R. "Babe" Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the State of Texas; to provide that certain counties and cities bordering on the Gulf of Mexico may levy a tax to pay for bonds issued for the construction of sea walls and breakwaters upon the vote of the majority of the resident property owners voting in an election.
HB 230 61-0 (1969) Author: Smith, William Landrum "Will" | et. al. Relating to prohibiting the taking of shell or mudshell from any reef, bar, lake, or bay within the waters of the Gulf of Mexico under the jurisdiction of this state for a certain period; providing civil and criminal penalties.
HB 441 61-0 (1969) Author: Kilpatrick, Rufus U. Relating to providing for matching funds in surveys of the buried mud-shell reserves in the inland coastal water ways of the state.
HB 529 61-0 (1969) Author: Cummings, Russell Bennett Relating to providing for the imposition of criminal penalties for the display of any communication at any public beach which states that public does not have the right of access to such public beach.
HB 599 61-0 (1969) Author: Cummings, Russell Bennett Relating to the use of certain nets and seines in salt waters within 1,000 feet of any shoreline; providing for penalties.
HB 623 61-0 (1969) Author: Graves, Curtis M. Relating to cancellation or suspension of shell-dredging permits by the Parks and Wildlife Commission; providing for a hearing and appeal.
HB 745 61-0 (1969) Author: Cory, Richard Henry "Dick" Relating to the creation of the Texas Marine Sanctuary; providing for a penalty for violations; authorizing injunctions.
HB 909 61-0 (1969) Author: Wieting, Leroy J. Relating to creating the Aransas Water Recreation Area and providing for its administration and control; prohibiting certain commercial activities and pollution; providing for enforcement by injunction and by criminal prosecution.
HB 945 61-0 (1969) Author: Cavness, Don Relating to the dedication and disposition of the proceeds of the sale, lease, or rental of certain underwater lands, including the beds of the Gulf of Mexico, bays, inlets, rivers, and lakes.
HB 1029 61-0 (1969) Author: Cummings, Russell Bennett | et. al. Relating to the management, control, and use of the surface estate in certain state-owned submerged lands and islands so as to insure the conservation of the marine resources of the state and the development of a submerged lands and islands management program dedicated to the preservation and utilization of such natural resources of the state in the public interest; placing estuaries and estuarine areas under the same management and control; transferring the functions of the county commissioners court and city governing bodies to the Submerged Lands Advisory Committee; providing for limitation on the right of the School Land Board to lease submerged lands other than for oil, gas, and other minerals for more than five years without cost of living and reappraisal adjustments and providing that no such lease may be granted for more than 50 years.
HB 1031 61-0 (1969) Author: Cummings, Russell Bennett | et. al. Relating to declaring a moratorium on the sale or leasing of the surface estate in state-owned submerged lands, beaches, and islands under any existing laws of this state, pending receipt of the Interagency Natural Resources Council study of these submerged lands, beaches, and islands or until May 31, 1973, whichever is earlier.
HB 1032 61-0 (1969) Author: Kilpatrick, Rufus U. | et. al. Relating to declaring the public policy of the State of Texas concerning the maintenance and cleaning of public beaches; providing for payment of state funds to certain cities and counties through the Parks and Wildlife Department.
HB 1033 61-0 (1969) Author: Kilpatrick, Rufus U. | et. al. Relating to providing for the creation of beach park boards in counties bordering on the Gulf of Mexico.
HB 1034 61-0 (1969) Author: Kilpatrick, Rufus U. | et. al. Relating to prohibiting the destruction of the natural vegetation on sand dunes located in certain areas; providing a penalty.
HB 1035 61-0 (1969) Author: Kilpatrick, Rufus U. | et. al. Relating to permits for certain excavation activities in certain coastal areas; providing a penalty for violations.
HB 1125 61-0 (1969) Author: Cory, Richard Henry "Dick" Relating to the description of Espiritu Santo Bay.
HB 1126 61-0 (1969) Author: Cory, Richard Henry "Dick" Relating to the issuance of certain bonds by cities having a population of 5,000 or more.
HB 1130 61-0 (1969) Author: Cory, Richard Henry "Dick" Relating to the closing of certain waters in Calhoun County to the taking or carrying away of marl, gravel, sand, shells, and mudshell.
HB 1137 61-0 (1969) Author: Cory, Richard Henry "Dick" Relating to enabling counties to impose a tax on the severance of shell from the soil or waters of the county, and providing for administration and enforcement.
HB 1159 61-0 (1969) Author: Cory, Richard Henry "Dick" Relating to enabling certain counties to impose a tax on the severance of shell from the soil or waters of the county, and providing for administration and enforcement.
HB 1210 61-0 (1969) Author: Wayne, Ralph Erskine Relating to exclusive permits for anyone desiring to purchase certain materials from certain waters, islands, reefs, bars, lakes, bays, rivers, creeks or bayous.
HB 1458 61-0 (1969) Author: Daniel, Jr., Price Relating to prohibiting the taking of shell or mudshell from any reef, bar, lake, or bay within certain waters of Chambers County; providing civil and criminal penalties; suspending conflicting laws.
HCR 51 61-0 (1969)
SB 56 61-0 (1969) Author: Patman, W.N. "Bill" Relating to the closing of certain waters in Calhoun County to the taking or carrying away of marl, gravel, sand, shells, and mudshell.
SB 171 61-0 (1969) Author: Harrington, D. Roy Relating to prohibiting the issuance of permits to take marl, gravel, shells or mudshell from and around exposed shell reefs.
SB 193 61-0 (1969) Author: Schwartz, A.R. "Babe" Relating to the taking of exposed shell deposits in certain specified mineral tracts of Galveston and Chambers Counties in Galveston Bay.
SB 278 61-0 (1969) Author: Harrington, D. Roy | et. al. Relating to provide for matching funds in surveys of the buried mud-shell reserves in the inland coastal water ways of the state.
SB 555 61-0 (1969) Author: Schwartz, A.R. "Babe" | et. al. Relating to declaring the public policy of the State of Texas concerning the maintenance and cleaning of public beaches; authorizing certain cities and counties to apply for state funds; providing certain requisites for an application for state funds by a city or county; allocating duties and responsibilities relating to the maintenance and cleaning of public beaches; providing for payment of state funds to certain cities and counties through the Parks and Wildlife Department, etc.
SB 556 61-0 (1969) Author: Schwartz, A.R. "Babe" | et. al. Relating to the public policy of the State of Texas concerning the right of the public to have free and unrestricted right of ingress and egress to and from the state-owned beaches bordering on the seaward shore of the Gulf of Mexico.
SB 557 61-0 (1969) Author: Schwartz, A.R. "Babe" | et. al. Relating to providing for the imposition of criminal penalties for the display of any communication at any public beach which states that the public does not have the right of access to such public beach.
SB 558 61-0 (1969) Author: Schwartz, A.R. "Babe" | et. al. Relating to permits for certain excavation activities in certain coastal areas; providing a penalty for violations.
SB 559 61-0 (1969) Author: Schwartz, A.R. "Babe" | et. al. Relating to the management, control, and use of the surface estate in certain state-owned submerged lands and islands so as to insure the conservation of the marine resources of the state and the development of a submerged lands and islands management program dedicated to the preservation and utilization of such natural resources of the state in the public interest; placing estuaries and estuarine areas under the same management and control; transferring the functions of the county commissioners court and city governing bodies to the Submerged Lands Advisory Committee; requiring Submerged Lands Advisory Committee action on each application for the establishment of bulkhead lines and lease of state-owned submerged lands within such bulkhead lines; providing for limitation on the right of the School Land Board to lease submerged lands other than for oil, gas, and other minerals for more than five years without cost of living and reappraisal adjustments and providing that no such lease may be granted for more than 50 years.
SB 560 61-0 (1969) Author: Schwartz, A.R. "Babe" | et. al. Relating to prohibiting the destruction of the natural vegetation on sand dunes located in certain areas; providing a penalty.
SB 561 61-0 (1969) Author: Schwartz, A.R. "Babe" | et. al. Relating to authorizing any county bordering on the Gulf of Mexico or the tidewater limits thereof to exercise certain zoning powers in certain areas in said county; providing for administration, enforcement and remedies.
SB 562 61-0 (1969) Author: Schwartz, A.R. "Babe" | et. al. Relating to providing for the creation of beach park boards in counties bordering on the Gulf of Mexico; describing the duties and powers of such boards; providing for the autonomy of city beach park boards; reiterating certain rights, authority, and limitations.
SB 563 61-0 (1969) Author: Schwartz, A.R. "Babe" | et. al. Relating to declaring a moratorium on the sale or leasing of the surface estate in state-owned submerged lands, beaches, and islands under any existing laws of this state, pending receipt of the Interagency Natural Resources Council study of these submerged lands, beaches, and islands or until May 31, 1973, whichever is earlier.
SB 607 61-0 (1969) Author: Schwartz, A.R. "Babe" Relating to declaring the public policy of this state regarding the recreational use of certain beaches; authorizing the licensing of certain business establishments which do not interfere with such use; providing a penalty for violations.
SB 813 61-0 (1969) Author: Schwartz, A.R. "Babe" Relating to the creation of park boards of trustees by certain Home Rule cities bordering on the Gulf of Mexico.
SB 826 61-0 (1969) Author: Connally, Wayne W. Relating to amending Statutes relating to applications for exclusive permits to purchase certain marl, sand of commercial value, gravel, shells or mudshell, or operate in waters, island, etc.
SCR 38 61-0 (1969)
SCR 111 61-0 (1969)
SB 26 61-1 (1969) Author: Schwartz, A.R. "Babe" Relating to providing for the creation of beach park boards in counties bordering on the Gulf of Mexico; providing certain exceptions; describing the duties and powers of such boards; providing for the autonomy of city beach park boards; reiterating rights, authority, and limitations.
SB 27 61-1 (1969) Author: Schwartz, A.R. "Babe" Relating to permits for the excavation of sand, marl, gravel, or shell from islands or peninsulas bordering on the Gulf of Mexico, or from land within 1,500 feet of a public beach; providing certain exemptions; providing certain exceptions from the operation of the Act; providing for public notice; defining "public beach"; providing for enforcement of injunctive remedies by the attorney general and other officials; providing a penalty for violations.
SB 28 61-1 (1969) Author: Schwartz, A.R. "Babe" Relating to declaring the public policy of this state regarding the recreational use of certain beaches; authorizing the licensing of certain business establishments which do not interfere with such use; providing for certain exemptions; providing a penalty for violations.
SB 29 61-1 (1969) Author: Schwartz, A.R. "Babe" Relating to declaring a moratorium on the sale or leasing of the surface estate in state-owned submerged lands, beaches, and islands under any existing laws of this state, pending receipt of the Interagency Natural Resources Council study of those submerged lands, beaches, and islands or until May 31, 1973, whichever is earlier; providing certain exceptions from the operation of the Act; providing certain exemptions.
SB 30 61-1 (1969) Author: Schwartz, A.R. "Babe" Relating to providing for the imposition of criminal penalties for the display of any communication at any public beach which states that the public does not have the right of access to such public beach; providing certain exemptions; providing for venue; defining "public beach".
SB 31 61-1 (1969) Author: Schwartz, A.R. "Babe" Relating to declaring the public policy of the State of Texas concerning the maintenance and cleaning of public beaches; providing for payment of state funds to certain cities and counties through the Parks and Wildlife Department; providing certain restrictions and limitations; providing certain exemptions.
HB 46 61-2 (1969) Author: Cory, Richard Henry "Dick" Relating to the issuance of certain bonds by cities having a population of 5,000 or more.
SB 16 61-2 (1969) Author: Schwartz, A.R. "Babe" Relating to declaring the public policy of the State of Texas concerning the maintenance and cleaning of public beaches.
SB 17 61-2 (1969) Author: Schwartz, A.R. "Babe" Relating to providing for the imposition of criminal penalties for the display of any communication at any public beach with states that the public does not have the right of access to such public beach.
SB 18 61-2 (1969) Author: Schwartz, A.R. "Babe" Relating to permits for the excavation of sand, marl, gravel, or shell from islands or peninsulas bordering on the Gulf of Mexico, or from land within 1500 feet of a public beach; providing a penalty for violations.
SB 19 61-2 (1969) Author: Schwartz, A.R. "Babe" Relating to providing for the creation of beach park boards in counties bordering on the Gulf of Mexico; providing certain exceptions.
SB 20 61-2 (1969) Author: Schwartz, A.R. "Babe" Relating to declaring a moratorium on the sale or leasing of the surface estate in state-owned submerged lands, beaches, and islands under any existing laws of this state, pending receipt of the Interagency Natural Resources Council study of these submerged lands, beaches and islands or until May 31, 1973, whichever is earlier.
SB 25 61-2 (1969) Author: Schwartz, A.R. "Babe" Relating to declaring the public policy of this state regarding the recreational use of certain beaches; authorizing the licensing of certain business establishments which do not interfere with such use; providing a penalty for violation.
SB 36 61-2 (1969) Author: Schwartz, A.R. "Babe" Relating to the creation of park boards of trustees by certain Home-Rule cities bordering on the Gulf of Mexico.
SCR 15 61-2 (1969) Author: Schwartz, A.R. "Babe" Creating an interim committee to study the beaches of Texas.
HB 1081 60-0 (1967) Author: Allen, Joe Relating to amending certain acts so as to provide for an additional ten cents per cubic yard on all shell or mudshell sold by the Parks and Wildlife Department; providing that such monies shall be deposited in the General Revenue Fund.
SB 333 60-0 (1967) Author: Harrington, D. Roy | et. al. Relating to providing for the conservation and management of reefs, oyster beds, oysters, potential oyster beds and bird-life; providing for penalties for violations.
SB 462 60-0 (1967) Author: Brooks, Chet Relating to the taking of exposed shell deposits and the dredging near navigational channels, shoreline, game refuges, wildlife sanctuaries, or public parks; relating to the issuance and cancellation of permits; prescribing a penalty.
SCR 46 60-0 (1967)
HB 17 59-0 (1965) Author: Harris, Ed | et. al. Relating to authorizing the Commissioners Court of any county bordering on the Gulf of Mexico or the tidewater limits thereof to regulate the speed of motor vehicles on beaches which are open and accessible to the public, and also to prohibit the littering of such beaches.
HB 137 59-0 (1965) Author: Cory, Richard Henry "Dick" Relating to the territorial waters of the State of Texas; prohibiting the licensing of certain alien-owned commercial fishing or shrimping vessels; providing for enforcement of this act; providing penalties.
HB 347 59-0 (1965) Author: Haring, Paul Byrne | et. al. Relating to the conservation of marine life and the protection of marine life habitat in certain coastal waters of Aransas and Refugio Counties.
HB 780 59-0 (1965) Author: Caldwell, Neil Relating to creating the Brazoria Gulf Beaches State Park.
HB 907 59-0 (1965) Author: Kilpatrick, Rufus U. Relating to prohibiting the taking of sponge crabs from the coastal waters of this State.
HB 908 59-0 (1965) Author: Birkner, Otha Wyatt "Skeet" Relating to authorizing the creation of seawall commissions in coastal communities; relating to coastal protection.
HB 1142 59-0 (1965) Author: Harris, Ed | et. al. Relating to amending certain Acts relative to authorizing certain cities to issue bonds for construction of parks, etc and use of tidelands of the Gulf of Mexico.
SB 152 59-0 (1965) Author: Schwartz, A.R. "Babe" Relating to authorizing Gulf Coast counties to regulate motor vehicle traffic and prohibit littering on certain beaches.
SB 222 59-0 (1965) Author: Schwartz, A.R. "Babe" Relating to the regulation by certain municipalities of motor traffic and littering on certain lands bordering on the Gulf of Mexico.
HB 6 58-0 (1963) Author: Price, William Rayford Relating to the creation of Padre Island National Seashore.
HB 74 58-0 (1963) Author: Bridges, Ronald Wayne | et. al. Relating to authorizing the creation of a National Seashore Area on part of Padre Island and the surrounding submerged lands; placing such lands under supervision and control of the Texas State Parks Board.
HB 88 58-0 (1963) Author: Lattimore, James Loy | et. al. Relating to providing a maximum speed limit in county parks situated in a county that borders on the Gulf of Mexico and prohibiting the littering of such county parks; excluding beaches from the applicability of such provisions; providing a penalty for violations.
HB 92 58-0 (1963) Author: Lattimore, James Loy | et. al. Relating to authorizing the Commissioners Court of any county bordering on the Gulf of Mexico or the tidewater limits thereof to regulate the speed of motor vehicles on beaches which are open and accessible to the public, and also to prohibit the littering of such beaches.
HB 97 58-0 (1963) Author: Murray, Menton J. | et. al. Relating to the creation of Padre Island National Seashore.
HB 113 58-0 (1963) Author: Klager, James Edward "Jim" | et. al. Relating to the enforcement of the Penal Laws of the State of Texas on areas of beaches, islands, and inland bays, when not readily accessible to peace officers and magistrates of Counties in which such areas are located; providing for venue.
HB 161 58-0 (1963) Author: Garrison, Donald E. "Don" | et. al. Relating to authorizing the Parks and Wildlife Commission to issue permits for the taking, carrying away or disturbing of marl, gravel, sand, shells or mudshell under certain conditions.
HB 923 58-0 (1963) Author: Garrison, Donald E. "Don" Relating to prohibiting discriminatory rules pertaining to the use of the islands, reefs, bays, lakes, rivers and creeks of the State.
HB 957 58-0 (1963) Author: Morgan, Richard L. "Dick" Relating to providing for the deposit in the General Revenue Fund of all the proceeds from the sale of sand, gravel, shell, marl and mud shell by the Game and Fish Commission; providing an effective date.
HB 1043 58-0 (1963) Author: Haynes, Jr., Clyde | et. al. Relating to authorizing the Game and Fish Commission to regulate the taking of shrimp from the coastal waters of Orange and Jefferson Counties, and to regulate the sale, transportation, possession and other handling thereof; prescribing procedures; providing for enforcement; providing a penalty for violation of such rules and regulations.
HB 1044 58-0 (1963) Author: Haynes, Jr., Clyde | et. al. Relating to amending the Texas Shrimp Conservation Act, making it lawful to transport in the coastal waters of Orange and Jefferson Counties, under certain conditions, any trawl or equipment lawfully used in waters of another state.
HB 1078 58-0 (1963) Author: Cory, Richard Henry "Dick" | et. al. Relating to the territorial waters of the State of Texas; prohibiting the licensing of certain alien-owned commercial fishing or shrimping vessels; making certain operations unlawful when conducted by such vessels in Texas waters; providing for enforcement of this Act; providing penalties.
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SB 6 58-0 (1963) Author: Reagan, Bruce A. | et. al. Relating to the creation of Padre Island National Seashore.
SB 33 58-0 (1963) Author: Reagan, Bruce A. Relating to permitting state-owned submerged lands and islands to be leased for recreational purposes.
SB 40 58-0 (1963) Author: Reagan, Bruce A. Relating to authorizing the commissioners court of any county bordering on the Gulf of Mexico or the tidewater limits thereof to regulate the speed, parking and travel of motor vehicles on beaches which are open and accessible to the public, and also to prohibit the littering of such beaches; authorizing such commissioners courts to provide penalties for violations of these regulations.
SB 75 58-0 (1963) Author: Parkhouse, George M. Relating to the creation of Padre Island National Seashore.
SB 475 58-0 (1963) Author: Schwartz, A.R. "Babe" Relating to granting to the City of Texas City, Texas, in Galveston County, Texas, for public purposes and particularly for and in aid of recreation, rest and relaxation, fishing, boating, surf riding, natatorial and nautical purposes, that portion of certain submerged lands, tidal flats, overflow lands and accretions formed by dredged material.
SB 480 58-0 (1963) Author: Moore, W.T. "Bill" Relating to the conservation of the salt water fish resources of the state; prescribing penalties.
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HB 250 57-0 (1961) Author: de la Garza, II, Eligio "Kika" Relating to the management, control and use of the surface estate in certain State-owned submerged lands and islands to insure the conservation of the marine resources and the development of a management program dedicated to the preservation and utilization of such natural resources of the State in the public interest.
HB 522 57-0 (1961) Author: Preston, George L. | et. al. Relating to the creation of the National Seashore Area on part of Padre Island and the surrounding submerged lands.
HB 541 57-0 (1961) Author: Cory, Richard Henry "Dick" Relating to selling certain State-owned submerged lands to the City of Seadrift, providing for a mineral reservation with right of ingress and egress, for a reversion, providing land shall revert to the State under certain conditions and that such conditions can not be waived.
HB 561 57-0 (1961) Author: Stewart, III, Maco | et. al. Relating to the creation of a Natural Seashore Area on part of Padre Island and the surrounding submerged lands.
HB 648 57-0 (1961) Author: Glusing, Ben A. | et. al. Relating to providing for an interim joint committee to study development of beach areas.
HB 671 57-0 (1961) Author: Hale, L. DeWitt | et. al. Relating to confirming and validating sale of certain submerged or unsubmerged land in the "Cayo Del Oso" to the City of Corpus Christi; retaining title to minerals in the State of Texas and prescribing terms for their development; providing for settlement of boundary conflicts with claimants of adjacent land; providing for improvement of such land by the City of Corpus Christi or its assigns by July 1, 1965.
HB 837 57-0 (1961) Author: Price, William Rayford | et. al. Relating to providing for an interim Joint Committee to study all State-owned lands and islands and laws governing acquisition of same by companies, corporations and individuals and prohibiting sale and acquisition of interests in the future, in public domain or unsold Free Public School Land.
HB 849 57-0 (1961) Author: Lack, D. Emmett | et. al. Relating to providing for the conservation and management of fishing reefs, oyster beds, oysters, potential oyster beds and birdlife; providing penalties for violations.
HB 945 57-0 (1961) Author: Johnson, Jake Relating to levying a tax on sales of marine products.
HB 1035 57-0 (1961) Author: Stewart, III, Maco | et. al. Relating to amending a certain Act relating to certain cities bordering upon the Gulf of Mexico; validating bonds heretofore issued and proceedings and actions of such cities and their governing bodies in connection with such bonds, and validating conveyances or grants of properties and rights in properties, real or personal, to any such city, in connection with or relating to any park improvement or pier acquired or constructed.
HB 1119 57-0 (1961) Author: Cory, Richard Henry "Dick" Relating to selling certain State owned submerged lands to the City of Port Lavaca, providing for a mineral reservation with right of ingress and egress, for a reversion.
HJR 56 57-0 (1961) Author: La Valle, Peter J. "Pete" | et. al. Relating to proposing an amendment to the Constitution of Texas permitting the Legislature to delegate certain zoning powers to the governing body of any county bordering on the Gulf of Mexico or the tidewater limits thereof.
SB 71 57-0 (1961) Author: Reagan, Bruce A. Relating to the management, control and use of the surface estate in certain state-owned submerged lands and islands so as to insure the conservation of the marine resources of the state and the development of a submerged lands and islands management program dedicated to the preservation and utilization of such natural resources of the state in the public interest.
SB 224 57-0 (1961) Author: Baker, Robert W. | et. al. Relating to the creation of a National Seashore Area on part of Padre Island and the surrounding submerged lands.
SB 279 57-0 (1961) Author: Baker, Robert W. | et. al. Relating to providing for an interim joint committee to study development of beach areas.
SB 379 57-0 (1961) Author: Schwartz, A.R. "Babe" Relating to reorganize the State Game and Fish Commission, to reorganize the salt water activities of the Commission; to regulate the taking of shell from the waters of the State of Texas and to establish a minimum price to be paid to the State of Texas or any agency thereof for shell.
SB 475 57-0 (1961) Author: Patman, W.N. "Bill" Relating to selling certain State owned submerged lands to the City of Port Lavaca; providing for a mineral reservation with right of ingress and egress, for a reversion.
SJR 19 57-0 (1961) Author: Reagan, Bruce A. | et. al. Relating to proposing an amendment to the Constitution of Texas to permit the Legislature to delegate certain zoning powers to the governing body of any county bordering on the Gulf of Mexico or the tidewater limits thereof.
HB 125 57-1 (1961) Author: Cory, Richard Henry "Dick" Relating to amending a certain Act that the School Land Board to lease the surface estate in State-owned islands and submerged lands for the propagation, protection and conservation of birds and bird life to any organization organized for that purpose; authorizing the littoral owner to lease State-owned lands for his own use, with certain conditions.
HB 128 57-1 (1961) Author: Harrington, D. Roy Relating to amending a certain Article of the Penal Code of Texas relating to pound nets in Gulf Waters.
SB 11 57-1 (1961) Author: Reagan, Bruce A. | et. al. Relating to the creation of a National Seashore Area on part of Padre Island and the surrounding submerged lands.
SB 45 57-3 (1962) Author: Schwartz, A.R. "Babe" Relating to authorizing Home-Rule cities having a population in excess of 60,000 and bordering on the Gulf of Mexico having beaches suitable for park purposes to establish a Beach Park Board of Trustees.
SB 90 57-3 (1962) Author: Reagan, Bruce A. Relating to amending a certain Act to permit State-owned submerged lands and islands to be leased for recreational purposes.
HB 469 56-0 (1959) Author: Daily, Roger | et. al. Relating to authorizing the State Parks Board to acquire through purchase, exchange, condemnation or donation the land constituting Padre Island for park purposes; naming said land Padre Island National Park.
HB 546 56-0 (1959) Author: Woolsey, W. N. "Bill" Relating to authorizing the Commissioner of the General Land Office of the State of Texas to lease certain submerged lands lying in Corpus Christi Bay, Nueces County, Texas.
HB 559 56-0 (1959) Author: Hale, L. DeWitt | et. al. Relating to extending the automatic extension of time relating to submerged and unsubmerged lands in Laguna Madre subdivision for mineral development, and by addition of Cayo del Oso subdivision.
HB 706 56-0 (1959) Author: Zbranek, Jaromir Charles "Zeke" Relating to authorizing the School Land Board to grant and issue surface leases to an island in Chambers County in the waters of Galveston Bay.
HB 780 56-0 (1959) Author: Murray, Menton J. | et. al. Relating to the management, control, use, and disposition of the surface estate in certain state-owned submerged lands and islands located within tidewater limits and that portion of the Gulf of Mexico within the jurisdiction of the State of Texas.
SB 286 56-0 (1959) Author: Fly, William S. "Bill" Relating to the unlawful use of certain nets and other devices for catching fish and shrimp in certain defined waters of Matagorda Bay and the Gulf of Mexico; providing penalties for violations.
SB 327 56-0 (1959) Author: Reagan, Bruce A. Relating to the management, control, use, and disposition of the surface estate in certain state-owned submerged lands and islands located within tidewater limits and that portion of the Gulf of Mexico within the jurisdiction of the State of Texas.
HB 31 56-1 (1959) Author: Eckhardt, Robert Christian "Bob" | et. al. Relating to providing for the protection of State and public uses of the seashore bordering the Gulf of Mexico and prohibiting obstruction or interference with such uses.
HB 70 56-1 (1959) Author: Eckhardt, Robert Christian "Bob" | et. al. Relating to defining an area presumed to be a public easement to the open shore and surf of the State of Texas; providing certain standards of proof of claimants to ownership and use of the sandy shore in question; prohibiting interference with such easement.
HB 71 56-1 (1959) Author: Eckhardt, Robert Christian "Bob" Relating to regulating buildings, fences, walls, ditches and other obstructions on and near the shores of the Gulf of Mexico and the arms thereof.
HB 14 56-2 (1959) Author: Eckhardt, Robert Christian "Bob" | et. al. Relating to the protection of State and public uses of the seashore bordering the Gulf of Mexico and prohibiting obstruction or interference with such uses; providing for enforcement by injunctions and penalties and other rights and procedures relating thereto.
SB 9 56-2 (1959) Author: Baker, Robert W. | et. al. Relating to affirming and protecting the right of the public use of certain state-owned beaches or such larger area extending from the line of mean low tide to the line of vegetation, in the event the public has acquired a right of use or easement to or over such area by prescription, dedication, or has retained a right by virtue of a continuous right in the public bordering on the seaward shore of the Gulf of Mexico.
SB 14 56-2 (1959) Author: Fly, William S. "Bill" Relating to amending certain acts so as to redefine certain waters of Matagorda Bay and the Gulf of Mexico in which it is unlawful to use certain nets and other devices for catching fish and shrimp.
SB 25 56-2 (1959) Author: Hudson, Hubert R. | et. al. Relating to granting authority to the Commissioners Court of certain counties to regulate motor vehicular traffic and littering on Mustang and Padre Islands and all public beaches.
HB 73 55-0 (1957) Author: Parish, Harold Burton | et. al. Relating to providing for the disposition of revenues collected by the Game and Fish Commission from the sale of marl, gravel, sand, shell, and mudshell.
HB 638 55-0 (1957) Author: Forsyth, B. Gordon | et. al. Relating to granting to the City of Corpus Christi, Texas, certain land submerged and unsubmerged lying within an area known as Tract C as shown on a map entitled Sheet No. 1, Laguna Madre, Subdivision for Mineral Development, dated November 1, 1948, and revised September 1, 1951, by addition of "Cayo Del Oso" subdivision, prepared by the General Land Office of the State of Texas.
HB 764 55-0 (1957) Author: Cory, Richard Henry "Dick" Relating to authorizing and directing the Commissioner of the General Land Office to enter into an agreement or agreements with the appropriate agency of the Federal Government to contract for a survey of the Texas Gulf Coast line for purpose of determining the low water contour along said Gulf Coast line.
HB 824 55-0 (1957) Author: Myatt, Ted W. Relating to authorizing the Commissioner of the General Land Office to issue permits to persons, firms or corporations for the construction of certain structures or excavations in the tide waters of this State upon terms and conditions and after prescribed application, notice, hearing and other procedures.
HB 902 55-0 (1957) Author: Forsyth, B. Gordon | et. al. Relating to providing for the transfer of title to certain lands to the State Highway Commission consisting of a tract or parcel lying along and parallel to Harbor Island and adjacent to Corpus Christi Bay, now owned by the State of Texas containing 380.2 acres, more or less, of Islands, submerged land, and tidewater flats situated under the waters of Corpus Christi Bay necessary for the building of State Highway No. 361.
SB 341 55-0 (1957) Author: Reagan, Bruce A. Relating to granting to the City of Corpus Christi, Texas, certain land submerged and unsubmerged lying within an area known as Tract C as shown on a map entitled Sheet No. 1, Laguna Madre, Subdivision for Mineral Development, dated November 1, 1948, and revised September 1, 1951, by addition of "Cayo Del Oso" subdivision, prepared by the General Land Office of the State of Texas.
SB 445 55-0 (1957) Author: Reagan, Bruce A. Relating to providing for the transfer of title to certain lands to the State Highway Commission consisting of a tract or parcel lying along and parallel to Harbor Island and adjacent to Corpus Christi Bay, now owned by the State of Texas, containing 380.2 acres, more or less, of islands, submerged land, and tidewater flats situated under the waters of Corpus Christi Bay, about Latitude 97° 05' North and Longitude 27° 52' West, as taken from U.S.C. & G. S. Chart No. 523, necessary for the building of State Highway No. 361.
HB 15 54-0 (1955) Author: Bates, Garth C. Relating to amending Statutes relating to taking and removing marl, sand and gravel from State Properties.
HB 184 54-0 (1955) Author: Bradshaw, Floyd Francis | et. al. Relating to regulating the taking, removal and sale of marl, sand, gravel, shell and mudshell within and from designated properties of the State of Texas.
HB 186 54-0 (1955) Author: Stone, Stanton Relating to amending certain Acts relating to moneys granted and donated to the City of Freeport for paying on interest and principal on seawall and breakwater bonds.
HB 315 54-0 (1955) Author: Cooper, Jr., J. W. Relating to amending certain Statutes relating to the leasing of tidelands and certain public lands of the State of Texas by adding provisions conferring the right of eminent domain and authorizing condemnation of land by the School Land Board, its lessees and assignees.
HB 316 54-0 (1955) Author: Ross, Sr., William C. Relating to prohibiting swimming, wading, bathing or the placing of debris, trash or other waste material or thing in the waters of Rollover Pass in Galveston County and certain adjacent waters; prohibiting skiffs, boats, barges, rafts or any other floating devices in said waters; prohibiting the placing of any post, piling, obstruction, wire, rope, cable, net or trap in or upon said waters; permitting only ordinary pole and line or road and reel for fishing and prohibiting all other devices in said waters; and containing penalty, repealing, and saving clauses.
HB 527 54-0 (1955) Author: Parish, Harold Burton | et. al. Relating to regulating, conserving and protecting the wildlife of all counties affected by the Tidal Waters of this State; providing for the creation of a Salt Water Wildlife District for the conservation of game, fish and other wildlife species and shell and mudshell in said District; providing for transfer of statutory authority to the Salt Water Conservation Commission; providing for the appointment of the members of the Commission and fixing their terms of office and their qualifications.
HB 554 54-0 (1955) Author: Schwartz, A.R. "Babe" | et. al. Relating to amending certain Acts including within the provisions thereof projects as therein defined extending from counties issuing bonds into counties and making provisions relating thereto; providing certain additions and changes and repealing certain provisions relating to projects as therein defined.
HB 555 54-0 (1955) Author: Hosey, Jean Edmond | et. al. Relating to authorizing the Commissioners Court of any county bordering on the Gulf of Mexico except Nueces, Kleberg, Kenedy, Jefferson, Orange and Willacy Counties to construct breakwaters, and make payment for the same; authorizing the issuance of bonds, time warrants, and certificates of indebtedness to pay for said improvements and providing terms and conditions relating thereto; authorizing the refunding of said obligations.
HB 754 54-0 (1955) Author: Seeligson, Frates Slick Relating to amending certain Acts to provide for geological, geophysical and other surveys and investigations of islands, salt water lakes, bays, inlets, marshes and reefs owned by the State of Texas within tidewater limits and that portion of the Gulf of Mexico within the jurisdiction of Texas, and all unsold public free school land both surveyed and unsurveyed, and all rivers and channels belonging to the State; providing for the promulgation of rules and regulations to prevent the unnecessary pollution of waters, destruction of fish, oysters and other marine life and obstruction of navigation; providing for the issuance of permits; providing a fee and directing the deposit thereof in the State Treasury to the credit of the Permanent School Fund; providing a fee and directing the deposit thereof in the State Treasury to the credit of the Land Office Mineral Fund; creating such a Fund; providing that said Fund shall be used for the enforcement and supervision of rules and regulations and all other lawful purposes involved in mineral leasing, exploration and development; making an appropriation out of said Fund; providing for the transfer of funds in excess of $30,000 remaining in said Fund at the end of the biennium ending August 31, 1957, to the General Revenue Fund.
HB 968 54-0 (1955) Author: Schwartz, A.R. "Babe" | et. al. Relating to amending certain Acts to include within the provisions thereof projects as defined extending from counties issuing bonds into other counties and making provisions relating thereto; providing certain additions and changes and repealing certain provisions relating to projects as therein defined; providing a severability clause; repealing laws and parts of laws in conflict herewith.
SB 297 54-0 (1955) Author: Kelley, Rogers Relating to authorizing counties on the coast of the Gulf of Mexico having islands within their boundaries susceptible of development for recreational purposes to issue bonds for the construction of roads on such islands, secured by a pledge of tolls to be charged for the use thereof and further by the levy of a tax.
HB 241 53-0 (1953) Author: Fisk, Jack Gordon Relating to providing for the leasing of islands, salt water lakes, bays, inlets, marshes and reefs, owned by the State within tidewater limits, and that portion of the Gulf of Mexico within the jurisdiction of Texas, and all unsold public free school land, both surveyed and unsurveyed, and all rivers and channels belonging to the State, for the production of minerals except sand, shell, gravel, gold, silver, platinum, cinnabar, and other metals.
HB 722 53-0 (1953) Author: Gray, Sr., Jessy Franklin Relating to providing for the payment of a royalty to the State of Texas on minerals and other substances extracted from the beds or waters of salt water lakes, bays, inlets, or marshes owned by the State within tidewater limits, or from that portion of the Gulf of Mexico within the boundaries of Texas; excluding oil and gas, sand, shell and gravel; providing for a permit and annual statements of production; providing an audit; providing for promulgation of rules and regulations.
HB 794 53-0 (1953) Author: Warden, John A. Relating to authorizing and empowering the Land Commissioner of the State of Texas to execute certain leases of that portion of the Gulf of Mexico within the jurisdiction of Texas.
HB 883 53-0 (1953) Author: Murray, Menton J. | et. al. Relating to providing for zoning islands within the State along the Gulf of Mexico, by the Commissioners Courts of counties bordering on the Gulf of Mexico within whose boundaries such islands or parts of islands lie, on recommendation of a zoning commission of seven members to be appointed by the said Commissioners Courts; providing for an effective date of the Act.
HB 909 53-0 (1953) Author: Hale, L. DeWitt Relating to relinquishing, confirming and granting unto the City of Corpus Christi, Texas, its heirs, successors and assigns, without limitation or reservation, all right, title and interest of the State of Texas in and to certain land in said City, hitherto submerged by the waters of Corpus Christi Bay, and known as The American Legion Center.
SB 97 53-0 (1953) Author: Strauss, Sr., Gus James Relating to authorizing the School Land Board to lease river beds, channels, islands, beds of salt water, lakes and inlets owned by the state for the production of minerals except gold, silver, platinum, cinnabar, and other metals; providing that the leasing shall be in accordance with the provisions of existing laws pertaining to leasing for oil and gas.
SB 319 53-0 (1953) Author: Phillips, Jimmy Relating to granting to cities the power and authority to lease, sell, option and convey all or any portion of any island, flats or other submerged lands heretofore relinquished to such cities by the State of Texas or the Republic of Texas, and to enter upon development plans and contracts for any or all of these purposes.
SB 345 53-0 (1953) Author: Kelley, Rogers Relating to providing for zoning of Padre Island lying within Cameron and Willacy Counties by the Commissioners Courts of said counties on recommendation of a zoning commission of seven members to be appointed by the said Commissioners Courts.
HB 5 52-0 (1951) Author: Willis, Doyle Relating to making it unlawful, except under the provisions of this Act, for any person to take menhaden fish from the tidal waters of this State for the purpose of barter, sale or exchange; prescribing the legislative policy with respect to menhaden fishing; providing for the licensing of menhaden fishermen and vessels engaged in taking menhaden; providing an open season on menhaden fish and regulating the use of seines and nets used in taking menhaden fish; prohibiting the sale, barter or exchange of edible aquatic products taking in such nets; providing a penalty.
HB 279 52-0 (1951) Author: Peterson, Dudley W. Relating to granting all counties, and municipal authorities, of all cities, bordering on the Coast of the Gulf of Mexico, power and authority to cooperate with and contract with the United States of America or with any agency thereof, for grants, loans or advancements to carry out any of the powers or to further any of the purposes set forth in Title 118 of the Revised Civil Statutes of Texas and to receive and use said moneys for such purposes.
HB 478 52-0 (1951) Author: Garrett, Warren R. "Gabe" Relating to authorizing cities and towns on the coast of the Gulf of Mexico to purchase, construct, own, maintain, improve, repair, operate, or lease any wharf, pier, pavilion, dock, harbor or boat basin, and such other facilities as may be deemed advisable in connection therewith, including ferries; authorizing such cities and towns to issue negotiable bonds payable from the income to be derived from the operation of the facilities and negotiable bonds to be payable from an ad valorem tax.
HB 567 52-0 (1951) Author: Westbrook, Austin E. | et. al. Relating to prohibiting fishing in the coastal waters of this State without a fishing license; providing for issuance and form and fixing fees; prescribing penalty and license forfeiture.
HB 628 52-0 (1951) Author: Wood, Bill D. Relating to regulating, conserving and protecting the wildlife of all counties affected by the Tidal Waters of this State.
HB 706 52-0 (1951) Author: Garrett, Warren R. "Gabe" Relating to regulating fishing in any tidewater bay or tidewater inlet of this State; providing for seizure and destruction of prohibited devices; fixing penalty for violation of this Act.
HB 789 52-0 (1951) Author: Westbrook, Austin E. Relating to amending certain Statutes relating to the National Association of Audubon Societies to propagate, protect and conserve birds and bird life on North Bird Island and on South Bird Island in Kleberg County.
SB 62 52-0 (1951) Author: Kelly, Keith F. Relating to making it unlawful, except under the provisions of this Act, for any person to take menhaden fish from the tidal salt waters of this State for the purpose of barter, sale or exchange; providing a penalty.
SB 259 52-0 (1951) Author: Kelley, Rogers Relating to authorizing cities and towns on the coast of the Gulf of Mexico to purchase, construct, own, maintain, improve, repair, operate, or lease any wharf, pier, pavilion, dock, harbor or boat basin, and such other facilities as may be deemed advisable in connection therewith, including ferries.
SB 314 52-0 (1951) Author: Phillips, Jimmy Relating to amending certain acts regulating the method of advertising areas within tidewater limits for lease.
HB 20 51-0 (1949) Author: King, Samuel Leslie | et. al. Relating to making an emergency appropriation to the Attorney General for the purposes of defending the title of the State of Texas to lands beneath navigable waters within the State's boundaries; conducting additional research and litigation.
HB 113 51-0 (1949) Author: King, Samuel Leslie | et. al. Relating to making an emergency appropriation to the School Land Board for the purpose of co-operating with other States in opposing Federal control of the State's submerged lands, advocating continued State ownership, and presenting facts and arguments to the Committee of Congress.
HB 127 51-0 (1949) Author: Lee, Otis | et. al. Relating to providing the creation, regulation and financing of Mosquito Control Districts in certain counties; providing that this Act shall be severable.
HB 212 51-0 (1949) Author: Murray, Menton J. Relating to making it unlawful to drive or operate any motor or other vehicle upon any beach in the State at a rate of speed in excess of twenty-five (25) miles per hour during the daytime or in excess of twenty (20) miles per hour during the nighttime, or at any time while the operator of such vehicle is intoxicated, providing for arrest without warrant for such violations; defining the terms "daytime" and "beach" and providing a penalty.
HB 509 51-0 (1949) Author: Perry, J. Franklin Relating to validating and declaring to be negotiable instruments certain seawall bonds heretofore issued by counties and cities bordering on the coast of the Gulf of Mexico and all renewals and refundings thereof originally acquired from the issuers by the United States government and its agencies; providing that no securities shall be validated by this Act the validity of which is being directly attacked in pending litigation; prescribing a severability clause; enacting other provisions related to the subject.
HB 665 51-0 (1949) Author: Cannon, Oscar E. Relating to authorizing the Commissioner of the General Land Office to issue permits for geological, geophysical and other surveys and investigations of areas within tidewater limits which are not subject to valid subsisting oil or gas leases; repealing all laws or parts of laws in conflict; providing that if any part of the Act is held invalid, the validity of the other provisions hereof shall not be affected.
HB 679 51-0 (1949) Author: Murray, Menton J. Relating to amending a previous Act, concerning the construction, acquisition, improvement, operations and maintenance of causeways, bridges, and tunnels by certain counties bordering on the Gulf of Mexico.
HB 753 51-0 (1949) Author: Jameson, William S. Relating to the protection of the interest of the people of Texas in submerged lands, including lands, minerals, and other resources within and beneath the navigable waters of the State, tidelands, foreshore, salt water lakes, bays, tidewaters, inlets, lagoons, bayous, rivers, marshes, reefs, arms of the sea, the sea and bed thereof within the boundaries of the State, and lands formerly covered by such waters.
HB 831 51-0 (1949) Author: Shell, J. Harvey Relating to amending a previous Act, providing for the continuance in force of various sub-leasehold interests on and near Ransom Island now being jeopardized by the cancellation on the part of the state of Lease No. 39439 dated November 3, 1927, issued by the commissioner of the General Land Office; providing a savings clause.
SB 176 51-0 (1949) Author: Kelley, Rogers Relating to making it unlawful to drive or operate any motor or other vehicle upon any beach in the State at a rate of speed in excess of twenty-five (25) milers per hour during the daytime and in excess of twenty (20) miles per hour during the nighttime, or at any time while the operator of such vehicle is intoxicated; providing for arrest without warrant for such violations; defining beach and providing the penalty.
SB 325 51-0 (1949) Author: Bell, John Junior Relating to making an emergency appropriation to the Attorney General for the purposes of defending the title of the State of Texas to lands beneath navigable waters within the State's boundaries.
SB 427 51-0 (1949) Author: Kelley, Rogers Relating to authorizing Commissioners' Courts of counties bordering on the Gulf of Mexico and in which is located any island or islands suitable for park purposes, to create a Board of Park Commissioners in such counties; providing this Act shall be cumulative; providing this Act shall be severable.
HB 41 51-1 (1950) Author: McLellan, Charles Samuel | et. al. Relating to amending a previous Act, authorizing the Attorney General to use a limited percentage of future collections to supplement available funds for defending the title of the State of Texas to its submerged lands.
SB 12 51-1 (1950) Author: Lane, Wardlow William | et. al. Relating to amending a previous Act, authorizing the Attorney General to use a limited percentage of future collections to supplement available funds for defending the title of the State of Texas to its submerged lands.
HB 417 50-0 (1947) Author: Crawford, Carlton Relating to making it unlawful to construct, maintain, or operate a causeway on or across any tidewaters in this State without a permit from the Game, Fish and Oyster Commission of the State of Texas; providing the appropriate penalties for a violation of any provision of this Act.
HB 458 50-0 (1947) Author: Lock, Ottis E. Relating to providing for the transfer of title to certain lands to the State Highway Commission consisting of three (3) separate tracts or parcels across Nueces Bay and the Pass connecting Nueces Bay with Corpus Christi Bay in San Patricio and Nueces Counties, lying under, along and adjacent to the proposed Causeway and its approaches on Highway U. S. 181.
HB 653 50-0 (1947) Author: Crawford, Carlton Relating to prohibiting firing of explosives in any tidal waters of this State without permit from Game, Fish and Oyster Commission; providing for applications therefor, for inspection of explosion site, for approval or rejection of application, issuance of permit, reimbursement of inspection expense, suitable penalty for violation of this act, rule of construction of this act.
HB 816 50-0 (1947) Author: McVey, Clinton Elmer | et. al. Relating to authorizing the Governor to execute a compact on behalf of the State of Texas with certain other States, to be known as "Gulf States Marine Fisheries Compact", setting out the agreement of the contracting States; and the purposes of said compact; providing a saving clause.
HB 835 50-0 (1947) Author: Cannon, Oscar E. Relating to authorizing certain counties to construct, acquire, improve, operate and maintain causeways, bridges, tunnels, or combinations thereof, in, over, through or under the waters of the Gulf of Mexico or any bay or inlet opening thereinto; repealing all laws in conflict herewith to the extent of the conflict; providing a saving clause.
SB 76 50-0 (1947) Author: Kelley, Rogers Relating to amending a previous Act, acquisition of and payment for causeways, bridges and tunnels by certain counties in Texas so as to eliminate certain restrictions as to the location of such causeways, bridges and tunnels.
SB 130 50-0 (1947) Author: Phillips, Jimmy Relating to amending a previous Act, by providing for elections for bond issues; containing a severability and a saving clause.
SB 338 50-0 (1947) Author: Kelley, Rogers Relating to extending the gulfward boundaries of all coastal counties of this state.
SB 400 50-0 (1947) Author: Kelley, Rogers | et. al. Relating to declaring the sovereignty of Texas along its Gulfward seacoast; amending a previous Act.
HB 48 49-0 (1945) Author: Leonard, Homer Lakerby Relating to providing for the acceptance of applications and bids for leases covering islands, salt water lakes, bays, the bed of the sea, inlets, marches and reefs, river beds and channels, and unsold surveyed school lands; repealing all laws and parts of laws in conflict herewith.
SB 3 49-0 (1945) Author: Moffett, George Clarence "Cotton" Relating to providing for the acceptance of applications and bids for leases covering islands, salt water lakes, bays, the bed of the sea, inlets, marshes and reefs, river beds and channels, and unsold surveyed school lands; repealing all laws and parts of laws in conflict herewith.
HB 13 48-0 (1943) Author: Markle, Donald M. | et. al. Relating to providing for the protection of coastal navigable waters of the State of Texas against pollution; providing penalties; repealing laws in conflict with this Act.
HB 25 48-0 (1943) Author: Phillips, Jimmy Relating to aiding the Town of Freeport, Texas, in raising, strengthening and extending existing seawalls and breakwaters now partially protecting said town from calamitous overflows, and in constructing additional seawalls and breakwaters, both within and without the corporate limits of said Town of Freeport for the further protection thereof, by donating and granting to said Town of Freeport for a period of approximately twenty years commencing October 1, 1943, and ending August 31, 1963, the State General Fund ad valorem taxes collected upon property real and personal (including rolling stock belonging to railroad companies, which shall be ascertained and apportioned as now provided by law), etc.
HB 310 48-0 (1943) Author: Nicholson, Carl Edmund | et. al. Relating to amending certain Acts aiding the City of Port Arthur by the remission of ad valorem taxes, etc.
HB 533 48-0 (1943) Author: Evans, Roger Q. Relating to levying a tax on 10¢ per ton or cubic yard on the producer of all clam and oyster shell or the by products thereof processed or removed from the coastal waters located within the confines of the State; providing for the keeping and making of records and reports and penalties.
HB 727 48-0 (1943) Author: Nicholson, Carl Edmund | et. al. Relating to amending certain Acts by providing necessary drainage in connection therewith.
HB 753 48-0 (1943) Author: Lyle, Jr., John Emmet Relating to granting to the City of Corpus Christi, Texas, all right, title, and interest of the State of Texas to certain land hitherto submerged by the waters of the Corpus Christi Bay, without limitation.
SB 311 48-0 (1943) Author: Stone, William E. Relating to authorizing the public school board to revise leases affecting all islands, salt water lakes, bays, inlets, marshes and reefs owned by the State within tidewater limits, and that portion of the Gulf of Mexico within the jurisdiction of Texas, upon such terms and considerations as the school land board may consider fair and advantageous to the State.
HB 2 47-0 (1941) Author: Brown, Jr., Sherwood | et. al. Relating to granting certain cities the right of use and occupancy for park purposes of tidelands and bed and waters of the Gulf of Mexico to a certain extent.
HB 7 47-0 (1941) Author: Hartzog, Howard G. Relating to making a donation of all of the net amount of State ad valorem taxes collected on property situated in and from rolling stock of railroads apportioned to Calhoun County, Texas, to the City of Port Lavaca, Texas, to enable the City to construct, repair, and improve sea walls, breakwaters, and harbors, to prevent continuing and recurring calamitous overflows; prescribing a penalty for the diversion of such State donated funds.
HB 629 47-0 (1941) Author: Lyle, Jr., John Emmet Relating to authorizing the State Board of Education to accept from the City of Corpus Christi a tract of land for a marine laboratory; appropriating a certain sum for the purpose of building and equipping this laboratory, conditioned upon the City of Corpus Christi conveying said land to the State.
HB 990 47-0 (1941) Author: Brown, Jr., Sherwood | et. al. Relating to authorizing certain Gulf Coast counties in Texas to construct, acquire, improve, operate, and maintain causeways, bridges, tunnels, or any combination thereof, including related properties and ferries, and to issue their revenue bonds payable solely from the revenues to be derived from the operation of such projects.
HB 1009 47-0 (1941) Author: Celaya, Augustine | et. al. Relating to extending oil and gas mineral leases granted by the State on areas covered by the coastal waters of the State or within the Gulf of Mexico in cases in which the War Department refuses to grant permits to the lessee or owner of the lease to drill thereon.
SB 13 47-0 (1941) Author: Stone, William E. Relating to granting to certain cities in this State bordering upon the Gulf of Mexico the right of use and occupancy for park purposes of tidelands and bed and waters of the Gulf of Mexico.
SB 30 47-0 (1941) Author: Shivers, Robert Allan "Allan" | et. al. Relating to declaring the sovereignty of Texas along its seacoast; fixing its present seacoast boundary and ownership.
SB 50 47-0 (1941) Author: Martin, Jesse E. | et. al. Relating to providing for the granting and issuance of easements or surface leases to the United States of America by the School Land Board on any island, salt water lake, bay, inlet, or marsh within tidewater limits, and that portion of the Gulf of Mexico within the jurisdiction of the State of Texas, for any purpose essential for the National Defense.
SB 238 47-0 (1941) Author: Lanning, Royston Conrad "Doc" Relating to providing for the leasing of all islands, salt water lakes, bays, inlets, marshes, and reefs owned by the State within tidewater limits, and that portion of the Gulf of Mexico within the jurisdiction of Texas.
SB 410 47-0 (1941) Author: Mauritz, Fred Relating to providing for the transfer of title to certain lands to Refugio and Aransas Counties.
SB 454 47-0 (1941) Author: Kelley, Rogers Relating to extending oil and gas mineral leases granted by the State on areas covered by the coastal waters of the State or within the Gulf of Mexico in cases in which the War Department refuses to grant permits to the lessee or the owner of the lease to drill thereon, providing for annual applications by the lessee to the War Department for permits, providing for the payment of rentals during the extended term of the lease, providing that if a permit is granted during the extended term of the lease the lease will continue in force thereafter if the lessee commences operations within sixty (60) days after obtaining a permit and so long as the lessee shall continue drilling operations or if oil is discovered so long as oil, gas or other mineral is produced.
SB 500 47-0 (1941) Author: Stone, William E. Relating to amending a certain Act granting certain cities the right to execute leases for a certain period of time on islands, flats, or submerged lands.
HB 52 46-0 (1939) Author: Pope, Walter Elmer "Uncle Elmer" Relating to amending certain Acts relative to granting ad valorem taxes to the City of Corpus Christi for sea walls.
HB 180 46-0 (1939) Author: Shell, J. Harvey Relating to amending certain Act aiding the City of Rockport in constructing seawalls, breakwaters, revetments and shore protections by donating to the City the ad valorem taxes to be collected by the State on all property and from all persons owning property situated in Aransas County for a period of twenty years; providing a penalty for the misapplication of funds raised therefrom.
HB 181 46-0 (1939) Author: Shell, J. Harvey Relating to extending provisions of certain Act to aid City of Aransas Pass in constructing sea walls, etc.
HB 291 46-0 (1939) Author: Smith, Paris Relating to declaring and designating the Brazoria County coast line a State Park and dedicating it to the general public for use as a Texas State Park.
HB 355 46-0 (1939) Author: Smith, Paris Relating to aiding the Town of Freeport, Texas, in raising, strengthening and enlarging existing levees now partially protecting the said town from tropical storms and calamitous overflows by donating and granting to said Town of Freeport for a period of twenty years commencing with the fiscal year beginning September 1, 1940 the State ad valorem taxes collected in certain district; providing a penalty for the misapplication of funds.
HB 748 46-0 (1939) Author: Hartzog, Howard G. Relating to amending a certain Act donating and granting ad valorem taxes to the City of Port Lavaca for a period of thirty (30) years.
HB 856 46-0 (1939) Author: Felty, Fred Cumming | et. al. Relating to declaring the sovereignty of Texas along its seacoast, fixing its present seacoast boundary and ownership; fixing the limits and boundaries of each seacoast counties in the waters within such boundary; making said waters a part of the area of the various seacoast counties for all proper jurisdictional purposes.
SB 86 46-0 (1939) Author: Stone, William E. Relating to declaring and designating the Brazoria County coast line a State Park and dedicating it to the general public for use as a Texas State Park.
SB 396 46-0 (1939) Author: Shivers, Robert Allan "Allan" | et. al. Relating to declaring the sovereignty of Texas along its seacoast; fixing its present seacoast boundary and ownership.
HB 538 45-0 (1937) Relating to authorizing the sale of additional portions of Harbor Island and other islands in Redfish Bay, Corpus Christi Bay, and Aransas Bay and certain lands under the shallow waters of Redfish Bay, Corpus Christi Bay, and Aransas Bay with certain restrictions.
HB 629 45-0 (1937) Relating to declaring the islands in Galveston Bay, known as Vingt et Un Islands, as a wildlife sanctuary and prohibiting the molestation of any birds found on said Islands; providing a penalty for violation of this Act.
SB 223 45-0 (1937) Relating to authorizing any County, one or more of the boundaries of which is coincident with any part of the International Boundary between the United States and Mexico, or any County contiguous to any County of such described class, and all Cities, Towns, Independent School Districts, Common School Districts, Water Improvement Districts, Water Control and Improvement Districts, Navigation Districts, Road Districts, Levee Districts, Drainage Districts, and all other municipal corporations, political subdivisions or Districts organized and existing under the Constitution and laws of this State, which may be located within any County of such described class, to convey to the United States of America with or without monetary consideration, upon request therefor, title or easement to property, lands, or interest in lands owned by such municipal corporations, political subdivisions or districts, to enable any department or establishment of the United States to carry out the provisions of any Act of Congress in aid of navigation, flood control, or improvement of water courses.
SB 498 44-0 (1935) Relating to prohibiting the taking, removing and carrying away of sand, marl, shell, gravel, or other material from land located between any seawall and waters edge or from any beach or shore line within one half mile of the end of any seawall for any purpose other than that necessary or incident to navigation or dredging under State or Federal authority; providing a penalty for any violation of the provisions of this Act.
HB 182 43-0 (1933) Author: Bedford, Fine G. Relating to amending certain statute relating to the manner of holding elections for the issuing of seawall bonds and relating to the manner of declaring the results of elections held for the issuance of seawall bonds.
HB 840 43-0 (1933) Author: Nicholson, Carl Edmund | et. al. Relating to validating and legalizing the authorization of bonds issued by or on behalf of any county, city, district, or political subdivision of this State for the construction of sea walls.
HB 196 43-1 (1933) Relating to granting authority to the State Highway Department to acquire by purchase, and/or to construct, maintain, operate and control ferries over and across any bay, arm, channel, or salt water lake emptying into the Gulf of Mexico, or any inlet of the Gulf of Mexico, any river or other navigable waters of this State where such ferries connect designated State highways, and which may be made self-liquidating or partially self-liquidating
HB 63 43-4 (1934) Relating to providing that all cities situated not more than one hundred (100) miles from the Gulf of Mexico, and not more than fifty (50) miles from any stream forming an international boundary, may mortgage and encumber their abattoirs and the income thereof, for the purpose of constructing, acquiring or improving the same.
SB 11 43-4 (1934) Relating to constructing and maintaining sea walls, break-waters and shore protection, in order to protect said city and village from calamitous overflows by donating to them eight-ninths (8/9) of the ad valorem taxes collected on all property, both real and personal, in Commissioner's Precinct Number 3 of Matagorda County, Texas, for a period of thirty (30) years.
HB 818 42-0 (1931) Author: Carpenter, William C. Relating to authorizing the Commissioners' Courts of all counties adjacent to the Gulf of Mexico to issue time warrants bearing interest not exceeding eight per cent (8%) per annum to be used in the payment either by outright purchase, or after condemnation proceedings, of lands for right of way and dumping ground purposes for an Intra-coastal canal.
SB 363 42-0 (1931) Author: Parr, Archer "Archie" Relating to providing for the sale to the City of Port Isabel of certain submerged land under the waters of Laguna Madre in Cameron County, Texas, adjacent to the City of Port Isabel, prescribing the terms and conditions of such sale.
HB 51 42-1 (1931) Author: Nicholson, Carl Edmund | et. al. Relating to validating and legalizing the authorization of bonds issued by or on behalf of any county, city, district, or political subdivision of this State for the construction of seawalls.
SB 20 42-1 (1931) Author: Gainer, Charles Salter Relating to amending certain Acts by conferring upon all counties adjacent to the Gulf of Mexico the right of eminent domain, where land, right of way or easements or dumping ground privileges are necessary to be secured for the construction of an intra-coastal canal.
SB 236 41-0 (1929) Author: Holbrook, Thomas Jefferson Relating to permitting the State of Texas or any Texas corporation created as an eleemosynary institution without profit, to own or acquire, and to permit counties to make grants and donations thereto, of any properties heretofore acquired by any such county for seawall purposes.
SB 144 41-2 (1929) Author: Parr, Archer "Archie" Relating to regulating fishing and the taking of fish and shrimp in certain coastal waters; establishing prohibitions and penalties in connection therewith.
HB 91 41-4 (1930) Author: Pope, Walter Elmer "Uncle Elmer" Relating to the issuing of sea wall bonds.
HB 124 41-5 (1930) Author: Pope, Walter Elmer "Uncle Elmer" Relating to the manner of holding elections for the issuing of Seawall Bonds.
SB 68 41-5 (1930) Author: Cousins, Sr., William Roy | et. al. Relating to validating and legalizing the authorization of bonds issued by or on behalf of any County, City, District, or political subdivision of this State for the construction of Seawalls.
SB 484 40-0 (1927) Author: Holbrook, Thomas Jefferson Relating to providing that any county, city or town authorized by Title 118 of the Revised Civil Statutes of 1925 to construct, extend, protect, strengthen, maintain, keep in repair, and otherwise improve any seawall or breakwater, levee, dike, floodway, and drainage may take any marl, gravel, sand or mudshell from any of the waters, reefs or bars included in Title 67, Chapter 3, Revised Civil Statutes of 1925 for use in any such work without payment therefor by such county, city or town to the Game, Fish and Oyster Commissioner, or to the State of Texas.
SB 190 39-0 (1925) Author: Pollard, Sr., Tomas (Thomas) Glover Relating to creating the Sand, Gravel and Shell Fund, and appropriating the same, providing for refund of taxes paid on marl, gravel, shell, or mudshell, by any county, city, or town, or the State Highway Commission, and providing for the enforcement of the provisions of the sand, shell and gravel law, and for the establishment and maintenance of fish hatcheries, and repealing of laws in conflict herewith. Senate: State Affairs
SB 379 39-0 (1925) Author: Bailey, John Heywood Relating to providing that where the State of Texas through the Game, Fish and Oyster Commissioner, has issued a permit to excavate and take from any island reef, bar, river, creek, bayou or bay of this State marl, mud shell, oyster shell, sand and gravel, the State, at the request of the permit holder, shall have the right and power to condemn land for the purpose of erecting dredges and necessary equipments, railroad spurs, and of opening roads and passageways to said place of operation, including all such lands, right of way, easements and property aforesaid for the purpose of establishing and maintaining landings and providing moorings for barges and dredges and all equipments. Senate: Civil Jurisprudence
SB 434 39-0 (1925) Author: Holbrook, Thomas Jefferson Relating to the protection of the property and lives of citizens in a part of Brazoria County and conserving and increasing Harbor Facilities at the mouth of the Brazos River in Brazoria County and preventing the shoaling of the waters on the bar of the Harbor caused by deposit of silt from the floodwaters of the Brazos River by granting and donating for a term of 25 years a portion of the State ad valorem tax levied and collected in this portion of Brazos County to provide for the construction of the necessary breakwaters, levees, dikes, floodways and diversions and providing for the diversion of the channel of said Brazos River near its mouth. Senate: State Affairs
SB 455 39-0 (1925) Author: Parr, Archer "Archie" | et. al. Relating to amending certain statutes by specifically providing that the provisions thereof shall extend to levees, dikes, floodways and drainways. Senate: State Affairs
SB 344 38-0 (1923) Author: Parr, Archer "Archie" Relating to authorizing the Commissioner of the General Land Office to lease a group of three islands situated in Bahia Grande (Big Bay) in Cameron County for a term not to exceed fifty years to the National Association of Audubon Societies.
SB 350 38-0 (1923) Author: Holbrook, Thomas Jefferson Relating to providing for refund of taxes paid on marl, gravel, sand, shell or mudshell, by any county, city or town; making an appropriation for said purpose out of the fish and oyster fund.
SB 69 38-2 (1923) Author: Witt, Edgar E. Relating to providing that, where the State of Texas, through the Game, Fish and Oyster Commssioner, has issued a permit to excavate and take from any body of water in the State, at the request of the permit holder, shall have the right and power to condemn land for the purpose of erecting dredges and necessary equipments, railroad spurs, and opening of roads and passage ways to said place of operations.
HB 195 37-0 (1921) Author: Carpenter, William C. Relating to a certain Act providing for a survey of the coast line of Texas within tide water limits.
HB 248 37-0 (1921) Author: Bonham, Herbert Spencer | et. al. Relating to a certain Act extending time for development of oil and gas wells.
HB 415 37-0 (1921) Author: Burkett, Sr., Joseph W. Relating to declaring mineral substances floating upon public waters property of the State.
HB 451 37-0 (1921) Author: Carpenter, William C. Relating to aiding the city of Palacios in improving harbor, etc.
HB 561 37-0 (1921) Author: Stevenson, James W. Relating to granting to the city of Port Lavaca title to certain lands under waters of Lavaca Bay.
SB 119 37-0 (1921) Author: Hall, William L. | et. al. Relating to providing for survey and marking of the Texas coast line within tide water limits, etc.
SB 137 37-0 (1921) Author: Hall, William L. Relating to granting to J.J. Kane, of the city of Galveston, Texas, his heirs and assigns, an extension of time in which the sum of not less than $150,000.00 should be expended in the construction of a dry-dock or marine railway on certain submerged flats or lands on the shore of Galveston Bay.
SB 316 37-0 (1921) Author: Bailey, John Heywood Relating to granting Port Lavaca all rights, title and interest to certain lands lying under the waters of Lavaca Bay.
SB 330 37-0 (1921) Author: Parr, Archer "Archie" Relating to aiding the city of Corpus Christi in the construction of a sea wall.
HB 139 37-1 (1921) Author: Smith, John T. Relating to provide that the Corpus Christi seawall fund be paid into the State Treasury.
SB 42 37-1 (1921) Author: Parr, Archer "Archie" Relating to authorizing the Commissioner of the General Land Office to lease Green Island, the group of islands known as Three Islands and North Bird Island and South Bird Island and the adjacent flats and reefs in Laguna Madre on the Texas Coast for a term not to exceed fifty years to the National Association of Audubon Societies for and in consideration of said Association undertaking to propagate, protect and conserve birds and bird life thereon.
HB 6 36-0 (1919) Author: Pope, Walter Elmer "Uncle Elmer" Relating to granting to the City of Corpus Christi, Texas, all right, title and interest of the State of Texas to certain land lying and being situated under the waters of Corpus Christi Bay.
HB 356 36-0 (1919) Author: Scott, S. M. Relating to preventing the owners of lands facing the waters of any bay in Texas from fencing up established roads or highways leading to oyster beds or fishing grounds along said bays, providing gates on said roads for the use of the general public, allowing the county commissioners or individuals at their election to build at their own expense automatic swinging gates and cattle-guards for automobiles on said roads at the crossing of fences on said roads, providing a fine for not complying with the provisions of this Act.
HB 567 36-0 (1919) Author: Brady, Leo C. | et. al. Relating to amending certain acts granting J.J. Kane, of the City of Galveston, Texas, his heirs and assigns, certain submerged flats or lands on the shore of Galveston Bay for the purpose of constructing a dry-dock or marine railway thereon, so as to provide for and extension of the time in which the sum of not less than $150,000.00 should be expended in the construction thereof.
HB 570 36-0 (1919) Author: Davis, John Relating to requiring each and every individual, company, corporation or association which owns, controls, manages or leases, either in whole or in part, any wharves within this State, to make quarterly report to the Comptroller of Public Accounts, under oath of the individual or of the president, treasurer or superintendent of such company, corporation or association, showing the total amount of outgoing and incoming freight handled during the quarter next preceding.
SB 357 36-0 (1919) Author: Parr, Archer "Archie" Relating to granting to the City of Corpus Christi, Texas, all right, title and interest of the State of Texas to certain land lying and being situated under the waters of Corpus Christi Bay and granting to said city of Corpus Christi, Texas, the right, power, and authority to locate, construct, own and maintain certain sea walls or break waters on said lands and to fill in the space between the mainland and said sea wall. Senate: Towns and City Corporations
SJR 23 36-0 (1919) Author: Hall, William L. Proposing an amendment authorizing the City of Galveston and County of Galveston to issue bonds for protective works, irrespective of Constitutional limitations.
HB 76 36-2 (1919) Author: Bonham, Herbert Spencer | et. al. Relating to granting to the City of Rockport, Texas all right, title and interest to certain land under the waters of Aransas Bay for the Rockport Shipping District.
HB 145 36-2 (1919) Author: Brady, Leo C. Relating to amending certain laws providing that sand, gravel and marl taken for raising the grade on Galveston Island shall be exempt from certain provisions.
HB 214 36-2 (1919) Author: Bonham, Herbert Spencer Relating to granting to C.S. Heldenfels and F.W. Heldenfels all right, title and interest of the State to certain land lying under the waters of Aransas Bay construct improvements.
SB 56 36-2 (1919) Author: Buchanan, Charles R. | et. al. Relating to leasing islands, salt water lakes, bays, inlets, reefs and marshes owned by the State within tide water limits, and that portion of the Gulf of Mexico within the jurisdiction of the State of Texas, and unsurveyed public free school lands, for the production of oil and natural gas.
SB 58 36-2 (1919) Author: Bailey, John Heywood Relating to granting the City of Rockport, Texas, all right, title and interest of the State of Texas, to certain land lying and being situated under the waters of Aransas Bay; declaring such granted area to be the "Rockport Shipping District," and defining the purpose for which same is to be used.
SB 76 36-2 (1919) Author: Hall, William L. Relating to authorizing the sale of certain lands and flats and under the waters of Matagorda Bay, belonging to the State of Texas, to provide the conditions and terms of purchase thereof and for the issuance of permits and patents therefor.
SB 113 36-2 (1919) Author: Hall, William L. Relating to amending certain laws so as to provide that sand, gravel and marl taken from beneath the waters of Galveston Bay for the reconstruction and repair of Galveston Causeway shall be exempt from its provisions.
SB 114 36-2 (1919) Author: Gibson, Flavius M. Relating to amending statutes for the protection of fish and oysters on the Gulf Coast.
HB 55 36-3 (1920) Author: Bonham, Herbert Spencer Relating to aiding the City of Aransas Pass in constructing and maintaining seawalls, breakwaters and shore protections in order to protect said city from calamitous overflows, by donating to it the eight-ninths (8/9) of ad valorem taxes to be collected on property and from all persons in San Patricio County for a period of twenty years, and providing a penalty for the misapplication of the moneys thus donated.
HB 91 36-3 (1920) Author: Bonham, Herbert Spencer Relating to aiding the City of Rockport in constructing seawalls, breakwaters, revetments and shore protections by donating to the said city the ad valorem taxes to be collected by the State of Texas on all property and from all persons owning property situated in Aransas County, Texas, for a period of twenty years, and to authorize said city to issue bonds for the purposes mentioned, and to provide a penalty for the misapplication of funds raised therefrom.
HB 63 35-0 (1917) Author: Pope, Walter Elmer "Uncle Elmer" Relating to granting the city of Corpus Christi title to certain lands situated under the waters of Corpus Christi Bay and the right to such sand, dredge, spoil or other such material and the right to construct a shipping district; also fixing the rights of riparian owners and granting the right of eminent domain and reserving all mineral rights to the State.
HB 64 35-0 (1917) Author: Pope, Walter Elmer "Uncle Elmer" Relating to the taking of sand from bays so as to authorize the city of Corpus Christi to use sand and other deposits for raising grade of flats and lowlands.
HB 467 35-0 (1917) Author: Beason, Augustine L. Relating to providing that all public fresh waters shall be under the management and protection of the Game, Fish and Oyster Commissioner; providing for the removal of sand and other deposits from the beds of the public waters.
SB 246 35-0 (1917) Author: Hall, William L. Relating to conveying to the United States all right, title and interest of the State of Texas in and to certain land in the City of Galveston.
SB 395 35-0 (1917) Author: Hall, William L. Relating to an Act authorizing the County of Galveston to build and construct a causeway and to issue bonds therefor.
SB 448 35-0 (1917) Author: Parr, Archer "Archie" Relating to aiding the City of Corpus Christi in constructing and maintaining seawalls, breakwaters, shore protections and jetties for securing and protecting a portion of said city from overflow and ravages of storms by donating and granting to said City of Corpus Christi the State ad valorem taxes collected on property and from persons in Nueces county for a period of ten years; providing a penalty.
HB 45 35-4 (1918) Author: Pillow, Jr., R. L. | et. al. Relating to ratifying and confirming the action of the Board of Commissioners of the City of Galveston conveying and releasing to the Galveston Dry Dock & Construction Company that certain area or territory in Galveston Bay being part of what is known as Pelican Island and the flats south thereof.
HB 149 35-4 (1918) Author: O'Brien, George Cave Relating to authorizing persons, associations of persons, corporations and districts to conserve the fresh waters of streams for irrigation against pollution by salt sea tides.
HB 48 34-0 (1915) Author: Dunn, Patrick F. Relating to amending a certain Chapter granting sand and other deposits taken for the raising of the grade of the salt flats to the city of Corpus Christi.
HB 208 34-0 (1915) Author: McDowell, Edmond Andrews | et. al. Relating to amending a certain Act preventing pollution of the water courses or other public bodies of water.
HB 399 34-0 (1915) Author: Roach, James H. Relating to authorizing and instructing the Game, Fish and Oyster Commission to execute and deliver certain property on Tres Palacios Bay shore to a certain M. Arlla or his heirs.
HB 447 34-0 (1915) Author: Campbell, John W. | et. al. Relating to amending a certain Act relating to the taking of sand, marl and mudshell from streams and within tide-water limits for the purpose of municipal improvements.
SB 225 34-0 (1915) Author: Hall, William L. Relating to authorizing and instructing the Game, Fish and Oyster Commissioner to execute and deliver certain properties to M. Arlla and his heirs.
SB 367 34-0 (1915) Author: Parr, Archer "Archie" Relating to granting to the City of Corpus Christi all right, title and interest to certain land situated under the waters of Corpus Christi Bay, reserving all mineral rights to the State.
HB 21 34-1 (1915) Author: Campbell, John W. | et. al. Relating to amending a certain Act authorizing the Commissioner of the General Land Office to sell and conditionally relinquish certain flats or lands on the shores of the Galveston Bay to J.J. Kane of the City of Galveston in consideration of the erection of a dry dock or marine railways.
HB 31 34-1 (1915) Author: Dunn, Patrick F. Relating to granting to the City of Corpus Christi all rights to certain land lying and being situated under the waters of Corpus Christi Bay.
SB 23 34-1 (1915) Author: Hall, William L. Relating to amending a certain Act authorizing the sale of certain submerged flats or lands under water on the shore of Galveston Bay so as to authorize the Commissioner of the General Land Office to sell and conditionally relinquish to J.J. Kane, of the city of Galveston, his heirs or assigns, for the purpose of constructing a dry dock or marine railway thereon, all rights, title and claim in the State of Texas to certain flats or land under water on the shores of Galveston Bay, and so as to provide for the sale and conveyance of said property in consideration of the erection of a dry dock or marine railway at a cost of not less than one hundred fifty thousand ($150,000.00) dollars, and the payment to the State of Texas of the price agreed upon as herein provided.
SB 26 34-1 (1915) Author: Parr, Archer "Archie" Proposing an amendment granting to the City of Corpus Christi all right, title and interest to certain land under the waters of Corpus Christi Bay.
HB 730 33-0 (1913) Author: Flournoy, John W. Relating to amending Acts of the Thirty-second Legislature, so as to provide that no railroad company shall ever be permitted to build its main line nearer the shore line of Aransas Harbor than four thousand feet, except at certain points.
HB 835 33-0 (1913) Author: Campbell, John W. | et. al. Relating to amending chapter 68 of the 32nd Legislature, and Chapter 7 of Acts on the 32nd Legislature by adding to said chapter another section providing that sand taken for the raising of the grade on Galveston Island shall be exempt from certain provisions.
SB 432 33-0 (1913) Author: Kauffman, Sr., John Edward Relating to providing that sand taken for the raising of the grade on Galveston Island, shall be exempt from the provisions of Chapter 68, Thirty-second Legislature.
SJR 21 33-0 (1913)
SJR 22 33-0 (1913)
HB 72 33-1 (1913) Author: Campbell, John W. | et. al. Relating to amending articles relating to sea walls and breakwaters.
HB 84 33-1 (1913) Author: Macgill, Charles P. | et. al. Relating to authorizing the Governor to sell and conditionally relinquish to J. J. Kane of the city of Galveston, his heirs and assigns, or other persons, any right, title or claim the State of Texas has in and to certain flats, or lands under water, on the shores of Galveston Bay, in Galveston county, for the purpose of the construction of a dry dock or marine railway, or other shipping purposes, and authorizing the governor of the State of Texas to make necessary conveyances.
SB 230 32-0 (1911) Relating to authorizing the sale of portions of Harbor Island and other islands in the Red Fish Bay, Corpus Christi Bay and Aransas Bay, and certain lands under the shallow waters of Red Fish Bay, Corpus Christi Bay and Aransas Bay with certain restrictions; prohibiting the consolidation of ownership of any of the lands or frontage herein authorized to be sold and providing for the forfeiture of any such lands or frontage acquired under this Act, should any consolidation be entered into.
HB 27 32-1 (1911) Relating to amending "An Act to provide for the protection of the fish and oysters within the tide water limits along the Gulf coast of this State from the most interior point of tidewater seaward," providing for reducing the minimum price which may be charged for shell, mudshell, marl and sand.
HB 33 32-1 (1911) Relating to amending "An Act to prohibit the granting or use for railway or other purposes of any part of the tract of land in the city and county of Galveston, Texas, acquired by that county or the commissioners' court thereof for seawall purposes," by adding thereto Section 1a, authorizing and empowering Galveston county or the commissioners' court of said county to convey or lease to the Board of Regents of the University of Texas, on behalf of the State of Texas, for hospital purposes in connection with the John Sealy hospital, all or any part of the tract of land acquired under said Act which lies to the north and northwestward of Avenue B in said city.
HB 697 30-0 (1907) Relating to donating certain lands on Mustang Island to the United States Government.
HB 707 30-0 (1907) Relating to providing for sale of lands constituting portions of the public domain of this State and situated upon Mustang Island, and for the patent thereof; prohibiting for six months the leasing of such lands, and providing that all leases thereafter made shall be made subject to sale.
HB 105 30-1 (1907) Relating to authorizing and empowering the city of Galveston to convey to the United States of America a certain area or tract of land in Galveston Bay for immigration station and for other governmental purposes and to cede to the said United States jurisdiction over the same.
HB 593 29-0 (1905) Relating to ratifying a Galveston ordinance pertaining to certain streets and alleys.
SB 281 29-0 (1905) Relating to ratifying and ordinance passed by the Galveston Board of Commissioners of the city of Galveston on the 13th day of March, 1905, and conditionally relinquishing any claim the State of Texas may have to part of this land therein described.
HB 16 29-1 (1905) Relating to authorizing coastal counties to purchase or lease roadways upon bridges and causeways.
SB 13 27-1 (1901) Relating to giving effect to Section VII, Article XI, of the Constitution, authorizing all counties and cities bordering on the coast of the Gulf of Mexico to construct seawalls and breakwaters, to issue bonds therefor, and levy a tax for the payment thereof.
SB 346 22-0 (1891) Relating to encouraging the construction and maintenance of deep water harbors, navigable channels, docks, and wharves on the gulf coast within the State of Texas.
HB 543 18-0 (1883) Relatng to authorizing cities on the coast of Texas to appropriate money and to issue bonds for improvement of their harbors, and of the bars at the entrance thereof, and to levy a tax to pay for the same

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