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Select bill Bill Session Author & Sponsor Caption Committees Last action
HB 152 85-0 (2017) Author: Dutton, Jr., Harold V. Relating to the restoration of certain rights to a criminal defendant. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Motion to reconsider spread on the Journal
HB 500 85-0 (2017) Author: Geren, Charlie | et. al. Relating to the effect of certain felony convictions of public elected officers. House: General Investigating & Ethics Laid on the table subject to call
HB 501 85-0 (2017) Author: Capriglione, Giovanni | et. al.
Sponsor: Taylor, Van
Relating to personal financial statements filed by public officers and candidates, including the disclosure of certain contracts, agreements, services, and compensation in and the amendment of those statements. House: General Investigating & Ethics
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
HB 503 85-0 (2017) Author: Capriglione, Giovanni | et. al. Relating to the prohibition on lobbying by certain elected officers. House: General Investigating & Ethics Left pending in committee
HB 505 85-0 (2017) Author: Geren, Charlie | et. al.
Sponsor: Taylor, Van
Relating to restrictions on lobbyist expenditures from certain political contributions. House: General Investigating & Ethics
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
HB 1061 85-0 (2017) Author: Rinaldi, Matt | et. al. Relating to requiring a voter to be affiliated with a political party to vote in that party's primary election or otherwise participate in that party's affairs; creating a criminal offense; amending provisions subject to a criminal penalty. House: Elections Referred to Elections
HB 1072 85-0 (2017) Author: Lang, Mike | et. al. Relating to requiring a voter to be affiliated with a political party to vote in that party's primary election or otherwise participate in that party's affairs; creating a criminal offense; amending provisions subject to a criminal penalty. House: Elections Referred to Elections
HB 1242 85-0 (2017) Author: Schofield, Mike Relating to requirements relating to an application for a place on the ballot. House: Elections Laid on the table subject to call
HB 1259 85-0 (2017) Author: Dutton, Jr., Harold V. | et. al. Relating to requirements relating to an application for a place on the ballot. House: Elections Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 1273 85-0 (2017) Author: Geren, Charlie Relating to the effect of certain felony convictions of public elected officers. House: General Investigating & Ethics Referred to General Investigating & Ethics
HB 1283 85-0 (2017) Author: Geren, Charlie Relating to the ethics of public officers and related requirements; creating criminal offenses. House: General Investigating & Ethics Referred to General Investigating & Ethics
HB 1347 85-0 (2017) Author: Fallon, Pat Relating to requiring a voter to be affiliated with a political party to vote in that party's primary election or otherwise participate in that party's affairs; creating a criminal offense; amending provisions subject to a criminal penalty. House: Elections Referred to Elections
HB 1353 85-0 (2017) Author: Shaheen, Matt Relating to requiring a voter to be affiliated with a political party to vote in that party's primary election or otherwise participate in that party's affairs; creating a criminal offense; amending provisions subject to a criminal penalty. House: Elections Referred to Elections
HB 1382 85-0 (2017) Author: Davis, Sarah Relating to required disclosures on certain mailed political advertising; providing a civil penalty. House: General Investigating & Ethics Left pending in committee
HB 1661 85-0 (2017) Author: Phelan, Dade | et. al.
Sponsor: Nichols, Robert
Relating to a withdrawal of a candidate. House: Elections
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/17
HB 1735 85-0 (2017) Author: Faircloth, Wayne | et. al.
Sponsor: Huffman, Joan
Relating to election officers and practices; increasing a criminal penalty; creating a criminal offense. House: Elections
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/17
HB 1878 85-0 (2017) Author: Murr, Andrew Relating to eligibility to be a candidate for, or elected or appointed to, a public elective office in this state. House: General Investigating & Ethics Referred to General Investigating & Ethics
HB 1941 85-0 (2017) Author: Turner, Chris Relating to the contents of and public access to personal financial statements filed by public officials and candidates; amending provisions subject to a criminal penalty. House: General Investigating & Ethics Left pending in committee
HB 1942 85-0 (2017) Author: Turner, Chris Relating to public access to personal financial statements filed by public officials and candidates. House: General Investigating & Ethics Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 1996 85-0 (2017) Author: Anchia, Rafael Relating to nonpartisan primary elections; authorizing a fee. House: Elections Referred to Elections
HB 2157 85-0 (2017) Author: Miller, Rick
Sponsor: Bettencourt, Paul
Relating to the requirements for a candidate's application or petition for a place on the ballot. House: Elections
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/17
HB 2193 85-0 (2017) Author: Johnson, Jarvis Relating to certain filing fees for candidates in a primary election. House: Elections Referred to Elections
HB 2323 85-0 (2017) Author: Israel, Celia
Sponsor: Zaffirini, Judith
Relating to the filing period for a place on the ballot in a special election to fill a vacancy. House: Elections
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/17
HB 2325 85-0 (2017) Author: Israel, Celia Relating to the officially prescribed form for a candidate's application for a place on the ballot. House: Elections Referred to Elections
HB 2327 85-0 (2017) Author: Israel, Celia Relating to a candidate's application for a place on the ballot. House: Elections Returned to Local & Consent Calendars Comm.
HB 2391 85-0 (2017) Author: Swanson, Valoree Relating to the order of candidate names on an election ballot. House: Elections Referred to Elections
HB 2411 85-0 (2017) Author: Israel, Celia Relating to the secretary of state posting on the secretary of state's Internet website a database containing information about each holder of and candidate for all elected offices in the state. House: Elections Referred to Elections
HB 2699 85-0 (2017) Author: Neave, Victoria Relating to the form of a candidate's name on a ballot. House: Elections Left pending in committee
HB 2720 85-0 (2017) Author: Shine, Hugh | et. al. Relating to the location of a polling place. House: Elections Placed on General State Calendar
HB 2919 85-0 (2017) Author: Sanford, Scott Relating to a requirement that candidates for municipal elective office declare a party affiliation. House: Elections Referred to Elections
HB 3068 85-0 (2017) Author: Reynolds, Ron | et. al. Relating to the qualification of certain candidates for placement on the ballot. House: Elections Left pending in committee
HB 3072 85-0 (2017) Author: Rodriguez, Eddie Relating to a petition filed in connection with an application for a place on the ballot. House: Elections Referred to Elections
HB 3100 85-0 (2017) Author: Johnson, Jarvis Relating to the manner in which a majority is determined for the purpose of filling a vacancy in nomination. House: Elections Placed on General State Calendar
HB 3382 85-0 (2017) Author: Schofield, Mike Relating to requiring a voter to be affiliated with a political party to vote in that party's primary election or otherwise participate in that party's affairs; creating a criminal offense; amending provisions subject to a criminal penalty. House: Elections Referred to Elections
HB 3385 85-0 (2017) Author: Israel, Celia Relating to the time period for the withdrawal of a candidate for a general primary election. House: Elections Left pending in committee
HB 3394 85-0 (2017) Author: Larson, Lyle Relating to the attendance by a quorum of a governmental body at certain candidate events under the open meetings law. House: Government Transparency & Operation Received from the House
HB 3840 85-0 (2017) Author: Laubenberg, Jodie | et. al. Relating to the conduct of primary elections; increasing a criminal penalty. House: Elections Comm. report sent to Local & Consent Calendar
HB 3959 85-0 (2017) Author: Gonzales, Larry Relating to drawing for ballot order on the general primary election ballot. House: Elections Referred to Elections
HB 4119 85-0 (2017) Author: Fallon, Pat Relating to the disclosure of family members engaged in lobbying activities in personal financial statements filed by public officers and candidates. House: General Investigating & Ethics Referred to General Investigating & Ethics
SB 14 85-0 (2017) Author: Taylor, Van | et. al. Relating to the ethics of public officers and related requirements; creating criminal offenses. House: General Investigating & Ethics
Senate: State Affairs
Referred to General Investigating & Ethics
SB 44 85-0 (2017) Author: Zaffirini, Judith
Sponsor: Schofield, Mike
Relating to requirements relating to an application for a place on the ballot. House: Elections
Senate: State Affairs
Effective immediately
SB 62 85-0 (2017) Author: Zaffirini, Judith Relating to erecting certain signs on private property before an election. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 63 85-0 (2017) Author: Zaffirini, Judith
Sponsor: Davis, Sarah
Relating to the electronic filing of reports of political contributions and expenditures and of personal financial statements by certain officeholders and candidates and the content of those statements. House: General Investigating & Ethics
Senate: State Affairs
Committee report sent to Calendars
SB 374 85-0 (2017) Author: Taylor, Van Relating to the time period for the withdrawal of a candidate for a general primary election. Senate: State Affairs Left pending in committee
SB 500 85-0 (2017) Author: Taylor, Van | et. al.
Sponsor: Geren, Charlie | et. al.
Relating to the effect of certain felony convictions of public elected officers. House: General Investigating & Ethics
Senate: State Affairs
Effective immediately
SB 501 85-0 (2017) Author: Taylor, Van | et. al. Relating to the disclosure of certain contracts, services, and compensation in personal financial statements filed by public officers and candidates. House: General Investigating & Ethics
Senate: State Affairs
Referred to General Investigating & Ethics
SB 503 85-0 (2017) Author: Taylor, Van | et. al. Relating to the prohibition on lobbying by certain elected officers. House: General Investigating & Ethics
Senate: State Affairs
Referred to General Investigating & Ethics
SB 505 85-0 (2017) Author: Taylor, Van | et. al.
Sponsor: Geren, Charlie
Relating to restrictions on lobbyist expenditures from certain political contributions. House: General Investigating & Ethics
Senate: State Affairs
Committee report sent to Calendars
SB 1440 85-0 (2017) Author: Campbell, Donna
Sponsor: Larson, Lyle
Relating to the attendance by a quorum of a governmental body at certain candidate events under the open meetings law. House: Government Transparency & Operation
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective on 9/1/17
SB 1666 85-0 (2017) Author: Huffman, Joan
Sponsor: Laubenberg, Jodie | et. al.
Relating to the conduct of primary elections and certain other election practices; increasing a criminal penalty; creating criminal offenses. House: Elections
Senate: State Affairs
House passage as amended reported
HB 302 85-1 (2017) Author: Fallon, Pat Relating to the disclosure of certain family members who are required to register as lobbyists in personal financial statements filed by public officers and candidates. House: General Investigating & Ethics Referred to General Investigating & Ethics
HJR 45 85-1 (2017) Author: Larson, Lyle Proposing a constitutional amendment limiting to two the number of consecutive terms for which a person may be elected or appointed to hold certain state offices. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 24 84-0 (2015) Author: Davis, Sarah Relating to political contributions and political expenditures; amending provisions subject to a civil penalty; creating criminal offenses. House: State Affairs Placed on General State Calendar
HB 25 84-0 (2015) Author: Sheets, Kenneth Relating to the elimination of straight-party voting for judicial offices. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
HB 159 84-0 (2015) Author: Larson, Lyle | et. al. Relating to the reimbursement of state funds used on out-of-state travel by elected officers. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 464 84-0 (2015) Author: Springer, Drew Relating to requiring candidates to pay a filing fee or submit a petition in lieu of a filing fee to appear on the ballot for the general election for state and county officers. House: Elections Considered in Calendars
HB 478 84-0 (2015) Author: Dutton, Jr., Harold V. | et. al. Relating to the restoration of certain rights to a criminal defendant. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
Referred to Criminal Justice
HB 484 84-0 (2015) Author: Capriglione, Giovanni | et. al.
Sponsor: Hancock, Kelly
Relating to the eligibility of a person to be a candidate for or holder of certain public elective offices. House: Elections
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/15
HB 816 84-0 (2015) Author: Dutton, Jr., Harold V. Relating to creating a criminal offense for a candidate for public office who misrepresents the candidate's residency. House: Elections Left pending in committee
HB 1059 84-0 (2015) Author: Turner, Chris | et. al. Relating to the filing and contents of and public access to personal financial statements filed by public officials and candidates; amending provisions subject to a criminal penalty. House: General Investigating & Ethics Statement(s) of vote recorded in Journal
HB 1246 84-0 (2015) Author: Koop, Linda | et. al.
Sponsor: Hall, Bob
Relating to the methods of delivery for required financial statement forms sent to certain municipal officeholders and candidates for municipal office. House: Urban Affairs
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/15
HB 1405 84-0 (2015) Author: Leach, Jeff Relating to the availability on the Internet of reports of political contributions or expenditures filed in connection with certain offices. House: Government Transparency & Operation Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 1444 84-0 (2015) Author: Villalba, Jason Relating to the elimination in certain counties of straight-party voting for certain offices. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Referred to Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
HB 1532 84-0 (2015) Author: Geren, Charlie
Sponsor: Eltife, Kevin
Relating to quarterly reporting of political contributions and expenditures by certain candidates, officeholders, and political committees; adding provisions subject to a criminal penalty. House: State Affairs
Senate: Business & Commerce
Posting rule suspended
HB 1656 84-0 (2015) Author: Anchia, Rafael Relating to public financing of campaigns for appellate judicial offices; providing civil penalties. House: Elections Referred to Elections
HB 1823 84-0 (2015) Author: Anchia, Rafael | et. al. Relating to the name and governance of the Railroad Commission of Texas. House: Energy Resources Referred to Energy Resources
HB 1978 84-0 (2015) Author: Miller, Rick Relating to the requirements for a candidate's application for a place on the ballot. House: Elections Placed on General State Calendar
HB 2029 84-0 (2015) Author: Hughes, Bryan Relating to the time for qualification for elected office. House: Elections Comm. report sent to Local & Consent Calendar
HB 2496 84-0 (2015) Author: Rodriguez, Eddie Relating to a filing fee submitted with an application for a place on a ballot. House: Elections Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 2754 84-0 (2015) Author: Capriglione, Giovanni | et. al. Relating to filing requirements for candidates for certain judicial offices. House: Elections Placed on General State Calendar
HB 2775 84-0 (2015) Author: Rodriguez, Eddie
Sponsor: Zaffirini, Judith
Relating to a petition filed in connection with an application for a place on the ballot. House: Elections
Senate: State Affairs
Vetoed by the Governor
HB 2917 84-0 (2015) Author: Alvarado, Carol Relating to the authority of certain municipalities to impose term limits on certain elected officials. House: Urban Affairs
Senate: State Affairs
Referred to State Affairs
HB 3005 84-0 (2015) Author: Laubenberg, Jodie Relating to the deadlines for certain processes and procedures involving an election. House: Elections Laid on the table subject to call
HB 3080 84-0 (2015) Author: Anchia, Rafael Relating to nonpartisan primary elections; authorizing a fee. House: Elections Referred to Elections
HB 3110 84-0 (2015) Author: Rodriguez, Eddie Relating to information regarding candidates provided by a political party to the secretary of state. House: Elections Comm. report sent to Local & Consent Calendar
HB 3456 84-0 (2015) Author: Paul, Dennis | et. al.
Sponsor: Estes, Craig
Relating to the composition of a district executive committee of a political party. House: Elections
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/15
HB 3511 84-0 (2015) Author: Davis, Sarah
Sponsor: Huffman, Joan
Relating to the contents of financial statements filed by certain persons; adding a provision subject to criminal penalties. House: General Investigating & Ethics
Senate: State Affairs
Vetoed by the Governor
HB 3684 84-0 (2015) Author: Geren, Charlie Relating to political advertising. House: Elections Left pending in committee
HB 3880 84-0 (2015) Author: Goldman, Craig | et. al. Relating to the requirements for placement on a general primary election ballot as a candidate for certain judicial offices. House: Elections Received from the House
HB 4032 84-0 (2015) Author: Gonzales, Larry Relating to erecting certain signs on private property before an election. House: Elections
Senate: State Affairs
Referred to State Affairs
HJR 37 84-0 (2015) Author: Larson, Lyle | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment providing that a person holding a statewide elective office automatically vacates office on announcing a candidacy or becoming a candidate for another elective office before December 1 of the last full odd-numbered year of the person's term of office. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
HJR 38 84-0 (2015) Author: Larson, Lyle | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment limiting to two the number of consecutive terms for which a person may be elected or appointed to hold certain state offices. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
HJR 119 84-0 (2015) Author: Schofield, Mike Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing certain elected county or district officeholders to become candidates for a countywide office of the same county without automatically resigning from the office already being held. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
SB 19 84-0 (2015) Author: Taylor, Van | et. al.
Sponsor: Cook, Byron | et. al.
Relating to the ethics of public officers and employees, the disclosure of certain political contributions, and related requirements and procedures; creating criminal offenses. House: State Affairs
Senate: State Affairs
House appoints conferees-reported
SB 431 84-0 (2015) Author: Seliger, Kel
Sponsor: Phelan, Dade
Relating to the deadline for filing a candidate's personal financial statement. House: Elections
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/15
SB 716 84-0 (2015) Author: Hall, Bob Relating to the methods of delivery for required financial statement forms sent to certain municipal officeholders and candidates for municipal office. Senate: State Affairs Not again placed on intent calendar
SB 1073 84-0 (2015) Author: Zaffirini, Judith
Sponsor: Rodriguez, Eddie
Relating to the requirements for a candidate's application or nomination for a place on the ballot and related procedures. House: Elections
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/15
SB 1378 84-0 (2015) Author: Lucio, Jr., Eddie Relating to a drug testing requirement for a person elected to public elective office. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 1437 84-0 (2015) Author: Zaffirini, Judith
Sponsor: Davis, Sarah
Relating to the electronic filing of reports of political contributions and expenditures and of personal financial statements by certain officeholders and candidates and the content of those statements; creating a criminal offense. House: General Investigating & Ethics
Senate: State Affairs
Placed on General State Calendar
SB 1631 84-0 (2015) Author: Taylor, Van Relating to quarterly reporting of political contributions and expenditures by certain candidates, officeholders, and political committees. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 1648 84-0 (2015) Author: Zaffirini, Judith Relating to requirements for the electronic filing of reports of political contributions and expenditures by certain officeholders and candidates. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 1702 84-0 (2015) Author: Huffman, Joan Relating to the elimination of straight-party voting for judicial offices. Senate: State Affairs Left pending in committee
SB 1703 84-0 (2015) Author: Huffman, Joan
Sponsor: Laubenberg, Jodie
Relating to the deadlines for certain processes and procedures involving an election. House: Elections
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/15
SB 1779 84-0 (2015) Author: Menéndez, José
Sponsor: Minjarez, Ina
Relating to the order of candidate names on a runoff expedited election ballot. House: Elections
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/15
SJR 24 84-0 (2015) Author: Eltife, Kevin Proposing a constitutional amendment limiting to two the number of consecutive terms for which a person may be elected or appointed to hold certain state offices. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SJR 49 84-0 (2015) Author: Lucio, Jr., Eddie Proposing a constitutional amendment mandating the legislature to require candidates for public elective office in this state to undergo drug screening. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 131 83-0 (2013) Author: Raymond, Richard Peña Relating to the filing of an application for a place on the general primary election ballot. House: Elections Referred to Elections
HB 146 83-0 (2013) Author: Strama, Mark Relating to limits on political contributions and expenditures in connection with certain legislative and executive offices; providing civil and criminal penalties. House: Elections Referred to Elections
HB 160 83-0 (2013) Author: Larson, Lyle | et. al. Relating to the reimbursement of state funds used on out-of-state travel by elected officers. House: State Affairs Considered in Calendars
HB 334 83-0 (2013) Author: Nevárez, Poncho Relating to the residency requirement for certain elective offices of certain political subdivisions. House: Elections
Senate: State Affairs
Referred to State Affairs
HB 439 83-0 (2013) Author: Dutton, Jr., Harold V.
Sponsor: Rodríguez, José
Relating to the restoration of certain rights to a criminal defendant. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
Left pending in committee
HB 650 83-0 (2013) Author: Zedler, Bill | et. al. Relating to the eligibility of presidential and vice-presidential candidates to be placed on the ballot. House: Elections Left pending in committee
HB 728 83-0 (2013) Author: Price, Walter "Four" Relating to eligibility to be a candidate for, or elected or appointed to, a public elective office in this state. House: Elections Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 1035 83-0 (2013) Author: Huberty, Dan
Sponsor: Patrick, Dan
Relating to the filing of reports of political contributions and expenditures and of personal financial statements by certain officeholders and candidates. House: Elections
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/13
HB 1099 83-0 (2013) Author: Murphy, Jim Relating to the filing deadline for candidates for nomination by a political party. House: Elections Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 1126 83-0 (2013) Author: Anchia, Rafael Relating to public financing of campaigns for appellate judicial offices; providing civil penalties. House: Elections Referred to Elections
HB 1350 83-0 (2013) Author: Larson, Lyle Relating to the use of appropriated money for certain advertisements, notices, or announcements featuring an elected state officer near an election. House: Elections Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 1398 83-0 (2013) Author: Murphy, Jim
Sponsor: Hinojosa, Juan
Relating to the definition of and required disclosures on political advertising. House: Elections
Senate: State Affairs
Left pending in committee
HB 1842 83-0 (2013) Author: Strama, Mark Relating to the selection of certain candidates for office through a unitary primary election. House: Elections Referred to Elections
HB 1911 83-0 (2013) Author: Klick, Stephanie Relating to the date of the primary election and related procedures. House: Elections Referred to Elections
HB 2190 83-0 (2013) Author: Turner, Chris Relating to the contents of and public access to personal financial statements filed by public officials and candidates. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 2191 83-0 (2013) Author: Turner, Chris Relating to the regulation of political contributions and expenditures. House: Elections Referred to Elections
HB 2505 83-0 (2013) Author: Anchia, Rafael Relating to political contribution limits in connection with certain offices of state government. House: Elections Referred to Elections
HB 2506 83-0 (2013) Author: Anchia, Rafael Relating to nonpartisan primary elections; authorizing a fee. House: Elections Referred to Elections
HB 2702 83-0 (2013) Author: Miller, Doug Relating to the electronic filing of personal financial statements by certain county officers, county employees, and candidates for county office. House: County Affairs Referred to County Affairs
HB 2940 83-0 (2013) Author: Toth, Steve Relating to the date of the primary election and related procedures. House: Elections Referred to Elections
HB 3101 83-0 (2013) Author: Morrison, Geanie
Sponsor: Duncan, Robert
Relating to filing deadlines to become a write-in candidate in elections. House: Elections
Senate: State Affairs
No action taken in committee
HB 3177 83-0 (2013) Author: Bohac, Dwayne Relating to requiring a candidate nominated by convention to pay a filing fee or file a petition as a qualification to appear on the ballot for the general election for state and county officers; imposing a fee. House: Elections No action taken in committee
HB 3254 83-0 (2013) Author: Kacal, Kyle Relating to making a political expenditure for the purpose of allowing a candidate or officeholder to address a meeting of a corporation or labor organization. House: Elections Referred to Elections
HB 3258 83-0 (2013) Author: Villalba, Jason Relating to political contributions and expenditures; providing civil and criminal penalties. House: Elections Referred to Elections
HB 3739 83-0 (2013) Author: Burnam, Lon
Sponsor: Garcia, Sylvia
Relating to the continued employment of municipal employees who become candidates for public office. House: Urban Affairs
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Effective immediately
HB 3794 83-0 (2013) Author: Coleman, Garnet Relating to the authority of certain municipalities to impose term limits on the members of their governing bodies. House: Urban Affairs
Senate: State Affairs
Referred to State Affairs
HJR 42 83-0 (2013) Author: Larson, Lyle | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment limiting to two the number of consecutive terms for which a person may be elected or appointed to hold certain state offices. House: State Affairs Considered in Calendars
HJR 73 83-0 (2013) Author: Larson, Lyle | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment providing that a member of the legislature or person holding a statewide elective office automatically vacates office on announcing a candidacy or becoming a candidate for another elective office before December 1 of the last full odd-numbered year of the person's term of office. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
HJR 140 83-0 (2013) Author: Hunter, Todd Proposing a constitutional amendment on the length of legislative terms and number of years a person may serve in the legislature. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 417 83-0 (2013) Author: Ellis, Rodney Relating to public access to personal financial statements filed by candidates for and holders of state office and state chairs of political parties. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 452 83-0 (2013) Author: Patrick, Dan Relating to the date of the primary election and related procedures. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 577 83-0 (2013) Author: Duncan, Robert Relating to filling vacancies in appellate judicial offices by appointment, partisan elections for all judicial offices, and nonpartisan elections for the retention or rejection for all judicial offices. Senate: State Affairs Left pending in committee
SB 612 83-0 (2013) Author: Lucio, Jr., Eddie Relating to a drug testing requirement for a person elected to public elective office. Senate: State Affairs Committee report printed and distributed
SB 692 83-0 (2013) Author: Carona, John
Sponsor: Miller, Doug
Relating to the filing by electronic mail of financial disclosures by certain county officers, county employees, or candidates for county office. House: County Affairs
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/13
SB 755 83-0 (2013) Author: Patrick, Dan Relating to the filing of reports of political contributions and expenditures and of personal financial statements by certain officeholders and candidates. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 817 83-0 (2013) Author: Hegar, Glenn
Sponsor: Johnson, Eric
Relating to certain requirements for political parties holding conventions and for officers of certain of those parties. House: Elections
Senate: State Affairs
Effective immediately
SB 1626 83-0 (2013) Author: Davis, Wendy Relating to the contents of and public access to personal financial statements filed by public officials and candidates. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SJR 13 83-0 (2013) Author: Eltife, Kevin | et. al.
Sponsor: Larson, Lyle
Proposing a constitutional amendment limiting to two the number of consecutive terms for which a person may be elected or appointed to hold certain state offices. House: State Affairs
Senate: State Affairs
Reason for vote recorded in Journal
SJR 28 83-0 (2013) Author: Patrick, Dan Proposing a constitutional amendment to change the length of the unexpired term that causes the automatic resignation of certain elected county or district officeholders if they become candidates for another office. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SJR 34 83-0 (2013) Author: Duncan, Robert Proposing a constitutional amendment for filling vacancies in appellate judicial offices by appointment, for partisan elections for all judicial offices, and for subsequent nonpartisan retention elections for all judicial offices. Senate: State Affairs Left pending in committee
SJR 50 83-0 (2013) Author: Lucio, Jr., Eddie Proposing a constitutional amendment mandating the legislature to require candidates for public elective office in this state to undergo drug screening. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SJR 4 83-1 (2013) Author: Patrick, Dan Proposing a constitutional amendment to change the length of the unexpired term that causes the automatic resignation of certain elected county or district officeholders if they become candidates for another office. Filed
HB 33 83-2 (2013) Author: Larson, Lyle Relating to the reimbursement of state funds used on out-of-state travel by elected officers. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HJR 12 83-2 (2013) Author: Larson, Lyle Proposing a constitutional amendment providing that a member of the legislature or person holding a statewide elective office automatically vacates office on announcing a candidacy or becoming a candidate for another elective office before December 1 of the last full odd-numbered year of the person's term of office. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HJR 13 83-2 (2013) Author: Larson, Lyle Proposing a constitutional amendment limiting to two the number of consecutive terms for which a person may be elected or appointed to hold certain state offices. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SJR 11 83-2 (2013) Author: Patrick, Dan Proposing a constitutional amendment to change the length of the unexpired term that causes the automatic resignation of certain elected county or district officeholders if they become candidates for another office. Filed
HJR 2 83-3 (2013) Author: Larson, Lyle Proposing a constitutional amendment limiting to two the number of consecutive terms for which a person may be elected or appointed to hold certain state offices. Filed
HJR 3 83-3 (2013) Author: Larson, Lyle Proposing a constitutional amendment providing that a member of the legislature or person holding a statewide elective office automatically vacates office on announcing a candidacy or becoming a candidate for another elective office before December 1 of the last full odd-numbered year of the person's term of office. Filed
HB 157 82-0 (2011) Author: Raymond, Richard Pena
Sponsor: West, Royce
Relating to the filing of an application for a place on the general primary election ballot. House: Elections
Senate: State Affairs
Left pending in committee
HB 184 82-0 (2011) Author: Johnson, Eric
Sponsor: West, Royce
Relating to the cancellation of a special election to fill a vacancy in the legislature. House: Elections
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/11
HB 226 82-0 (2011) Author: Strama, Mark Relating to limits on political contributions and expenditures in connection with certain legislative and executive offices; providing civil and criminal penalties. House: Elections Referred to Elections
HB 295 82-0 (2011) Author: Berman, Leo | et. al. Relating to certification for placement on the ballot of candidates for president or vice-president of the United States. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 318 82-0 (2011) Author: Alonzo, Roberto Relating to the date of the primary election and related procedures. House: Elections Referred to Elections
HB 418 82-0 (2011) Author: Berman, Leo Relating to requiring certain candidates to pay a filing fee or file a petition as a qualification to appear on the ballot for the general election for state and county officers. House: Elections Left pending in committee
HB 529 82-0 (2011) Author: Berman, Leo | et. al. Relating to certification for placement on the ballot of candidates for president or vice-president of the United States. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 553 82-0 (2011) Author: Howard, Donna Relating to the nonpartisan election of members to the State Board of Education. House: Elections Referred to Elections
HB 728 82-0 (2011) Author: Dutton, Jr., Harold V. Relating to the restoration of certain rights to a criminal defendant. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
HB 806 82-0 (2011) Author: Howard, Donna Relating to the appointment of a campaign treasurer and filing of reports of political contributions and expenditures by certain candidates. House: Elections Left pending in committee
HB 876 82-0 (2011) Author: Howard, Charlie Relating to the filing of personal financial disclosure statements by municipal officers and candidates, members of the boards of trustees of school districts, and directors of sports and community venue districts. House: Elections Referred to Elections
HB 995 82-0 (2011) Author: Gutierrez, Roland Relating to provision by the secretary of state of notice to a candidate of the form of the candidate's name that will appear on the general election ballot. House: Elections
Senate: State Affairs
Referred to State Affairs
HB 1081 82-0 (2011) Author: Gallego, Pete Relating to reports and complaints filed with the Texas Ethics Commission. House: Elections Left pending in committee
HB 1135 82-0 (2011) Author: Aycock, Jimmie
Sponsor: Fraser, Troy
Relating to an application to run for political office. House: Elections
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/11
HB 1431 82-0 (2011) Author: Strama, Mark Relating to the selection of candidates for the State Board of Education through a unitary primary election. House: Elections Referred to Elections
HB 1593 82-0 (2011) Author: Isaac, Jason
Sponsor: Huffman, Joan
Relating to the inclusion of a candidate's e-mail address on an official application for a place on the ballot. House: Elections
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/11
HB 1745 82-0 (2011) Author: Coleman, Garnet | et. al. Relating to the authority of certain municipalities to impose term limits on the members of their governing bodies. House: Urban Affairs
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Referred to Intergovernmental Relations
HB 1904 82-0 (2011) Author: Sheffield, Ralph | et. al.
Sponsor: Estes, Craig
Relating to the deadlines for write-in candidates for the office of county or precinct chair of a political party. House: Elections
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/11
HB 1999 82-0 (2011) Author: Garza, John Relating to the nonpartisan election of district judges. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Referred to Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
HB 2181 82-0 (2011) Author: Isaac, Jason Relating to the deadlines for write-in candidates for the office of county or precinct chair of a political party. House: Elections Referred to Elections
HB 2416 82-0 (2011) Author: Garza, John Relating to defining residency for purposes of eligibility to hold the office of or be a candidate for state representative. House: Elections Left pending in committee
HB 2817 82-0 (2011) Author: Taylor, Larry
Sponsor: Duncan, Robert
Relating to certain election practices and procedures. House: Elections
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/11
HB 2867 82-0 (2011) Author: Harper-Brown, Linda Relating to the inclusion of financial information of a spouse or a dependent child on the financial statement required to be filed by certain public officers, candidates, and state party chairs. House: Elections Referred to Elections
HB 2983 82-0 (2011) Author: Creighton, Brandon Relating to the qualification of supervisors of a fresh water supply district. House: Natural Resources Considered in Local & Consent Calendars
HB 3054 82-0 (2011) Author: Peña, Aaron Relating to disclosures for certain political advertising. House: Elections Referred to Elections
HB 3078 82-0 (2011) Author: Gallego, Pete
Sponsor: Uresti, Carlos
Relating to the residency requirement for certain elective offices of certain political subdivisions. House: Elections
Senate: State Affairs
Left pending in committee
HB 3270 82-0 (2011) Author: Veasey, Marc
Sponsor: Deuell, Bob
Relating to the list of candidates compiled by a state or county party chair for a primary election. House: Elections
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/11
HB 3710 82-0 (2011) Author: Lewis, Tryon | et. al. Relating to filling vacancies in appellate judicial offices by appointment, partisan elections for all judicial offices, and nonpartisan elections for the retention or rejection for all judicial offices. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Withdrawn from schedule
HJR 12 82-0 (2011) Author: Larson, Lyle Proposing a constitutional amendment providing that a member of the legislature or person holding a statewide elective office automatically vacates office on announcing a candidacy or becoming a candidate for another elective office before the final full year of the person's term of office. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HJR 80 82-0 (2011) Author: Larson, Lyle Proposing a constitutional amendment to limit the time that a person may serve in legislative office or in certain elective executive offices. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HJR 140 82-0 (2011) Author: Hunter, Todd Proposing a constitutional amendment on the length of legislative terms and number of years a person may serve in the legislature. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HJR 146 82-0 (2011) Author: Taylor, Van Proposing a constitutional amendment to repeal the provision that requires the automatic resignation of certain county, municipal, or district officeholders if they become candidates for another office. House: Elections Referred to Elections
HJR 155 82-0 (2011) Author: Lewis, Tryon | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment for filling vacancies in appellate judicial offices by appointment, for partisan elections for all judicial offices, and for subsequent nonpartisan retention elections for all judicial offices. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Withdrawn from schedule
SB 512 82-0 (2011) Author: Hegar, Glenn
Sponsor: Creighton, Brandon
Relating to the qualification of supervisors of a fresh water supply district. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective on 9/1/11
SB 849 82-0 (2011) Author: Duncan, Robert Relating to certain election practices and procedures. Senate: State Affairs Not again placed on intent calendar
SB 1063 82-0 (2011) Author: Davis, Wendy Relating to the election and qualifications of the commissioner of insurance. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 1224 82-0 (2011) Author: Estes, Craig Relating to contributions made and personal services rendered to public servants. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 1718 82-0 (2011) Author: Duncan, Robert | et. al. Relating to filling vacancies in appellate judicial offices by appointment, partisan elections for all judicial offices, and nonpartisan elections for the retention or rejection for all judicial offices. Senate: State Affairs Co-author authorized
SJR 37 82-0 (2011) Author: Van de Putte, Leticia
Sponsor: Taylor, Van
Proposing a constitutional amendment to change the length of the unexpired term that causes the automatic resignation of certain elected county or district officeholders if they become candidates for another office. House: Elections
Senate: State Affairs
Filed with the Secretary of State
SJR 45 82-0 (2011) Author: Duncan, Robert Proposing a constitutional amendment for filling vacancies in appellate judicial offices by appointment, for partisan elections for all judicial offices, and for subsequent nonpartisan retention elections for all judicial offices. Senate: State Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 105 81-0 (2009) Author: Strama, Mark Relating to limits on political contributions and expenditures in connection with certain legislative and executive offices; providing civil and criminal penalties. House: Elections Referred to Elections
HB 258 81-0 (2009) Author: Berman, Leo Relating to the date on which a declaration of write-in candidacy must be filed. House: Elections
Senate: State Affairs
Referred to State Affairs
HB 292 81-0 (2009) Author: Dutton, Jr., Harold V. Relating to the restoration of certain rights to a criminal defendant. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Left pending in subcommittee
HB 420 81-0 (2009) Author: Howard, Donna | et. al. Relating to the nonpartisan election of members to the State Board of Education. House: Elections Left pending in committee
HB 478 81-0 (2009) Author: Heflin, Joe Relating to automated telephone solicitation containing political advertising; providing a civil penalty. House: Elections Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 544 81-0 (2009) Author: Raymond, Richard | et. al. Relating to the filing of an application for a place on the general primary election ballot. House: Elections
Senate: State Affairs
Referred to State Affairs
HB 567 81-0 (2009) Author: Miller, Sid
Sponsor: Fraser, Troy
Relating to the eligibility of candidates for certain offices to serve as election judges. House: Elections
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/09
HB 820 81-0 (2009) Author: Ortiz, Jr., Solomon | et. al. Relating to certain ballot access requirements. House: Elections Left pending in committee
HB 835 81-0 (2009) Author: Miller, Sid Relating to requiring a candidate for public office to provide proof of citizenship. House: Elections Left pending in committee
HB 1265 81-0 (2009) Author: Hochberg, Scott
Sponsor: Ellis, Rodney
Relating to the information about certain candidates required to be filed with the secretary of state. House: Elections
Senate: State Affairs
Effective immediately
HB 1419 81-0 (2009) Author: Brown, Betty Relating to an application to run for political office. House: Elections Considered in Local & Consent Calendars
HB 1892 81-0 (2009) Author: Berman, Leo Relating to nominations by primary election by all political parties. House: Elections No action taken in committee
HB 2401 81-0 (2009) Author: Keffer, Jim
Sponsor: Fraser, Troy
Relating to the political activities of a person employed by a county elections administrator. House: Elections
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/09
HB 2574 81-0 (2009) Author: Gonzalez Toureilles, Yvonne Relating to eligibility to be a candidate for, or elected or appointed to, a public elective office in this state. House: Elections Left pending in committee
HB 2633 81-0 (2009) Author: Ortiz, Jr., Solomon Relating to limits on political contributions and direct campaign expenditures by individuals; providing civil and criminal penalties. House: Elections Referred to Elections
HB 2926 81-0 (2009) Author: Howard, Donna Relating to the appointment of a campaign treasurer and filing of reports of political contributions and expenditures by certain candidates. House: Elections Left pending in committee
HB 3006 81-0 (2009) Author: Coleman, Garnet | et. al.
Sponsor: Gallegos, Jr., Mario
Relating to the authority of certain municipalities to impose term limits on municipal controllers and on the members of the municipalities' governing bodies. House: Urban Affairs
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Placed on intent calendar
HB 3146 81-0 (2009) Author: Anchia, Rafael Relating to public financing of campaigns for certain judicial offices and to limits on political contributions to and direct campaign expenditures made on behalf of judicial candidates, and officeholders, in connection with certain judicial offices; providing civil penalties. House: Elections Left pending in committee
HB 3178 81-0 (2009) Author: Thompson, Senfronia Relating to ethics of holders of and candidates for public office, public employees, and lobbyists; providing penalties. House: Elections Left pending in committee
HB 3198 81-0 (2009) Author: Flynn, Dan Relating to requiring candidates for certain offices to pay a filing fee or submit a petition in lieu of a filing fee to appear on the ballot for the general election for state and county officers. House: Elections Referred to Elections
HB 3832 81-0 (2009) Author: Hilderbran, Harvey Relating to the requirements to become a candidate for public office; creating an offense. House: Elections Referred to Elections
HB 4380 81-0 (2009) Author: Gallego, Pete Relating to the contents of an application for a place on the ballot as a candidate for the legislature. House: Elections Referred to Elections
HB 4436 81-0 (2009) Author: Smith, Todd Relating to the period during which a judicial candidate or officeholder may accept political contributions. House: Elections Referred to Elections
SB 143 81-0 (2009) Author: Ellis, Rodney Relating to limits on political contributions and direct campaign expenditures by individuals; providing civil and criminal penalties. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 306 81-0 (2009) Author: Shapleigh, Eliot Relating to the acknowledgment of a candidate's authorization of political advertising. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 307 81-0 (2009) Author: Shapleigh, Eliot Relating to the regulation of telephone calls made by certain persons for political advertising purposes; providing a criminal penalty. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 563 81-0 (2009) Author: Jackson, Mike | et. al.
Sponsor: Lucio III, Eddie
Relating to the designation of a candidate as an incumbent on a primary ballot. House: Elections
Senate: State Affairs
Placed on General State Calendar
SB 724 81-0 (2009) Author: Hegar, Glenn
Sponsor: Creighton, Brandon
Relating to the qualification of supervisors of a fresh water supply district. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Returned to Local & Consent Calendars Comm.
SB 782 81-0 (2009) Author: Duncan, Robert Relating to the filling of a vacancy in an appellate judicial office by appointment and a nonpartisan election for the retention or rejection of the person appointed. Senate: Jurisprudence Referred to Jurisprudence
SB 1025 81-0 (2009) Author: Ogden, Steve Relating to the votes required for a candidate to be elected to office. Senate: State Affairs Left pending in committee
SB 1142 81-0 (2009) Author: Carona, John
Sponsor: Anchia, Rafael
Relating to the authority with whom campaign finance reports must be filed in connection with a judicial district office filled by the voters of only one county. House: Elections
Senate: State Affairs
Effective immediately
SB 1888 81-0 (2009) Author: Ellis, Rodney Relating to the reporting by candidates, officeholders, and specific-purpose committees in connection with certain judicial offices of political contributions and expenditures following the end of the period during which those entities may accept political contributions. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 1950 81-0 (2009) Author: Zaffirini, Judith Relating to disclosures on certain electronic communications that support or oppose a candidate, public officer, or measure. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 2226 81-0 (2009) Author: Duncan, Robert Relating to filling vacancies in appellate judicial offices by appointment, partisan elections for all judicial offices, and nonpartisan elections for the retention or rejection for all judicial offices. Senate: State Affairs Not again placed on intent calendar
SJR 23 81-0 (2009) Author: Duncan, Robert Proposing a constitutional amendment for filling vacancies in appellate judicial offices by appointment and for nonpartisan retention elections for those offices. Senate: Jurisprudence Referred to Jurisprudence
SJR 29 81-0 (2009) Author: Ogden, Steve Proposing a constitutional amendment requiring a candidate for public office to win by a margin of one percent of the votes cast at the election before the candidate is elected to that office. Senate: State Affairs Left pending in committee
SJR 44 81-0 (2009) Author: Duncan, Robert Proposing a constitutional amendment for filling vacancies in appellate judicial offices by appointment, for partisan elections for all judicial offices, and for subsequent nonpartisan retention elections for all judicial offices. Senate: State Affairs Not again placed on intent calendar
HB 110 80-0 (2007) Author: Strama, Mark | et. al. Relating to limits on political contributions and expenditures in connection with certain legislative and executive offices; providing civil and criminal penalties. House: Elections Left pending in committee
HB 349 80-0 (2007) Author: Geren, Charlie Relating to political consultants who are, or who are associated with, registered lobbyists; providing a penalty. House: Elections Referred to Elections
HB 603 80-0 (2007) Author: Howard, Donna | et. al. Relating to the nonpartisan election of members to the State Board of Education. House: Elections Referred to Elections
HB 686 80-0 (2007) Author: Farabee, David Relating to the name of political committees for supporting a candidate or assisting an officeholder. House: Elections Referred to Elections
HB 1596 80-0 (2007) Author: Dutton, Jr., Harold V. Relating to the restoration of certain rights to a criminal defendant. House: Corrections Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 1908 80-0 (2007) Author: Crownover, Myra Relating to the appointment of certain judicial offices and a nonpartisan election for the retention or rejection of a person appointed to those offices. House: Judiciary Referred to Judiciary
HB 2280 80-0 (2007) Author: Strama, Mark | et. al. Relating to eligibility of voters to sign ballot access petitions. House: Elections Left pending in committee
HB 2596 80-0 (2007) Author: Homer, Mark Relating to the submission of a candidate's application for a place on the ballot. House: Elections Referred to Elections
HB 3480 80-0 (2007) Author: Coleman, Garnet Relating to the authority of certain municipalities to impose term limits on the members of their governing bodies. House: Elections Left pending in committee
HB 3662 80-0 (2007) Author: Dunnam, Jim Relating to the election of the governor. House: Elections Referred to Elections
HB 3815 80-0 (2007) Author: Martinez Fischer, Trey Relating to political reporting by candidates, officeholders and committees for certain county elections. House: Elections Referred to Elections
HJR 4 80-0 (2007) Author: Dunnam, Jim Proposing a constitutional amendment allowing general law to provide for the vote required to be elected governor. House: Elections Referred to Elections
HJR 78 80-0 (2007) Author: Crownover, Myra Proposing a constitutional amendment providing for appointment to fill vacancies in certain judicial offices and for nonpartisan retention elections for those offices. House: Judiciary Referred to Judiciary
HJR 91 80-0 (2007) Author: Bohac, Dwayne Proposing a constitutional amendment to change the length of the unexpired term that causes the automatic resignation of certain elected county or district officeholders if they become candidates for another office. House: Elections Postponed
SB 83 80-0 (2007) Author: Hinojosa, Juan Relating to political contributions and expenditures; providing civil and criminal penalties. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 421 80-0 (2007) Author: Shapleigh, Eliot Relating to the acknowledgment of a candidate's authorization of political advertising. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 599 80-0 (2007) Author: Shapleigh, Eliot Relating to the regulation of telephone calls made by certain persons for political advertising purposes; providing a criminal penalty. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 806 80-0 (2007) Author: Duncan, Robert Relating to the appointment of certain judicial offices and a nonpartisan election for the retention or rejection of a person appointed to those offices. Senate: Jurisprudence Referred to Jurisprudence
SB 1705 80-0 (2007) Author: Harris, Chris Relating to the requirements of a candidate for certain judicial offices to be placed on the ballot. House: Elections
Senate: State Affairs
Referred to Elections
SJR 32 80-0 (2007) Author: Duncan, Robert Proposing a constitutional amendment providing for appointment to fill vacancies in certain judicial offices and for nonpartisan retention elections for those offices. Senate: Jurisprudence Referred to Jurisprudence
SJR 68 80-0 (2007) Author: Wentworth, Jeff
Sponsor: Bohac, Dwayne | et. al.
Proposing a constitutional amendment to allow certain elected county or district officeholders to become a candidate for another office in a primary election held in the final year of the officeholder's term without causing the automatic resignation of the officeholder. House: Elections
Senate: State Affairs
Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 208 79-0 (2005) Author: Goodman, Toby Relating to the location of a polling place for a primary election. House: Elections Left pending in committee
HB 336 79-0 (2005) Author: Smithee, John Relating to the declination of compensation by a candidate for constable. House: County Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 350 79-0 (2005) Author: Hochberg, Scott
Sponsor: Duncan, Robert
Relating to the filing of certain reports of political contributions and expenditures. House: Elections
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
HB 964 79-0 (2005) Author: Gattis, Dan
Sponsor: Ogden, Steve
Relating to the filing fee for candidates for justice of certain courts of appeals. House: Elections
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/05
HB 1163 79-0 (2005) Author: Denny, Mary
Sponsor: Harris, Chris
Relating to the filing fee for a candidate for certain offices on the general primary election ballot. House: Elections
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/05
HB 1509 79-0 (2005) Author: Denny, Mary
Sponsor: Jackson, Mike
Relating to the requirements for the validity of a signature on certain petitions. House: Elections
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/05
HB 1721 79-0 (2005) Author: Baxter, Todd | et. al. Relating to eligibility of voters to sign ballot access petitions. House: Elections Left pending in committee
HB 2030 79-0 (2005) Author: Nixon, Joe Relating to defining residency for purposes of eligibility to hold or be a candidate for public office. House: Elections Statement(s) of vote recorded in Journal
HB 2319 79-0 (2005) Author: Denny, Mary Relating to the election of unopposed candidates. House: Elections Left pending in committee
HB 2320 79-0 (2005) Author: Denny, Mary Relating to certain procedures for running as a write-in candidate. House: Elections Referred to Elections
HB 2391 79-0 (2005) Author: Hill, Fred Relating to the regulation of political signs by municipalities. House: Urban Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 2487 79-0 (2005) Author: Gonzalez Toureilles, Yvonne | et. al. Relating to the award of attorney's fees in an election contest. House: Elections Left pending in committee
HB 2625 79-0 (2005) Author: Smith, Wayne Relating to election of trustees of certain junior college districts by cumulative voting. House: Higher Education Left pending in committee
HB 2700 79-0 (2005) Author: Crownover, Myra | et. al. Relating to the appointment of certain judicial offices and a nonpartisan election for the retention or rejection of a person appointed to those offices. House: Judiciary Left pending in committee
HB 2937 79-0 (2005) Author: Strama, Mark | et. al. Relating to limits on political contributions and expenditures in connection with certain legislative and executive offices; providing civil and criminal penalties. House: Elections Left pending in subcommittee
HB 2956 79-0 (2005) Author: Hamric, Peggy
Sponsor: Lindsay, Jon
Relating to filing requirements for certain candidates for the board of trustees of a junior college district. House: Higher Education
Senate: Education
Effective on 9/1/05
HB 3171 79-0 (2005) Author: Geren, Charlie Relating to the procedure for collecting signatures on a petition filed in connection with a candidate's application for a place on the ballot. House: Elections Left pending in committee
HB 3293 79-0 (2005) Author: Bohac, Dwayne Relating to the filing period for a candidate's application for a place on a special election ballot. House: Elections Left pending in committee
HJR 85 79-0 (2005) Author: Crownover, Myra | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment providing for appointment to fill vacancies in certain judicial offices and for nonpartisan retention elections for those offices. House: Judiciary Left pending in committee
SB 553 79-0 (2005) Author: Duncan, Robert | et. al. Relating to the appointment of certain judicial offices and a nonpartisan election for the retention or rejection of a person appointed to those offices. Senate: Jurisprudence Referred to Jurisprudence
SB 605 79-0 (2005) Author: Seliger, Kel Relating to the declination of compensation by a candidate for constable. Senate: Intergovernmental Relations Referred to Intergovernmental Relations
SJR 16 79-0 (2005) Author: Duncan, Robert | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment providing for appointment to fill vacancies in certain judicial offices and for nonpartisan retention elections for those offices. Senate: Jurisprudence Referred to Jurisprudence
SJR 42 79-0 (2005) Author: Fraser, Troy Proposing a constitutional amendment relating to the terms of office of justices of the peace. Senate: Jurisprudence Referred to Jurisprudence
HB 296 78-0 (2003) Author: Goodman, Toby
Sponsor: Harris, Chris
Relating to petition requirements for an application for a place on the general primary election ballot for certain judicial candidates. House: Judicial Affairs
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/03
HB 775 78-0 (2003) Author: Coleman, Garnet Relating to the authority of certain municipalities to impose term limits on the members of their governing bodies. House: Urban Affairs Referred to Urban Affairs
HB 1274 78-0 (2003) Author: Geren, Charlie | et. al.
Sponsor: Nelson, Jane
Relating to the procedure for collecting signatures on a petition filed in connection with a candidate's application for a place on the ballot. House: Elections
Senate: State Affairs
Vetoed by the Governor
HB 1335 78-0 (2003) Author: Villarreal, Mike Relating to the authority of certain political subdivisions to regulate political campaigns; providing a penalty. House: Elections Subcommittee members named
HB 1344 78-0 (2003) Author: Uresti, Carlos
Sponsor: Van de Putte, Leticia
Relating to the election of an unopposed candidate for an office of a political subdivision and to omission of that candidate from the ballot. House: Elections
Senate: Administration
Vetoed by the Governor
HB 1476 78-0 (2003) Author: Truitt, Vicki
Sponsor: Nelson, Jane
Relating to the election of certain unopposed candidates. House: Elections
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on adoption of const. amendment
HB 1477 78-0 (2003) Author: Truitt, Vicki Relating to write-in votes for the office of precinct chair. House: Elections Referred to Elections
HB 1511 78-0 (2003) Author: Jones, Elizabeth | et. al. Relating to the appointment of certain judicial offices and a nonpartisan election for the retention or rejection of a person appointed to those offices. House: Judicial Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 1579 78-0 (2003) Author: Gallego, Pete Relating to the regulation of certain political contributions, political expenditures, and political advertising; providing civil and criminal penalties. House: Elections Referred to subcommittee
HB 1582 78-0 (2003) Author: Gallego, Pete Relating to nonpartisan elections for statewide judicial office, to the regulation of political contributions and expenditures in connection with statewide judicial office, and to the public financing of campaigns for statewide judicial office; providing civil and criminal penalties. House: Judicial Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 2048 78-0 (2003) Author: Deshotel, Joe Relating to the eligibility of a candidate to assist a voter. House: Elections Referred to Elections
HB 2089 78-0 (2003) Author: Geren, Charlie
Sponsor: Nelson, Jane
Relating to requiring the secretary of state to publicly post a list of candidate names on the Internet. House: Elections
Senate: State Affairs
Vetoed by the Governor
HB 2194 78-0 (2003) Author: Farabee, David Relating to the name of political committees for supporting a candidate or assisting an officeholder. House: Elections Left pending in committee
HB 2196 78-0 (2003) Author: Farabee, David Relating to limits on political contributions to and direct expenditures made on behalf of legislative candidates, officeholders, and political committees supporting or opposing such candidates; providing civil penalties. House: Elections Referred to Elections
HB 2226 78-0 (2003) Author: Martinez Fischer, Trey Relating to changing the deadlines and authority for ordering the election and filing for candidacy in political subdivision elections. House: Elections Referred to Elections
HB 2355 78-0 (2003) Author: Deshotel, Joe Relating to the timely filing of an application for a place on the ballot for an office of a home-rule city. House: Elections Referred to Elections
HB 2684 78-0 (2003) Author: Denny, Mary
Sponsor: Staples, Todd
Relating to the timely filing of an application for a place on the ballot for an office of a home-rule city. House: Elections
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Effective immediately
HB 2756 78-0 (2003) Author: Burnam, Lon Relating to the establishment of a standardized election training program, to compensation for the training of and for services rendered at a polling place by certain election officers, and for an increase in filing fees to aid in providing that program and compensation. House: Elections Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 2958 78-0 (2003) Author: Mabry, John Relating to the eligibility of a person to be the nominee of a political party other than the party holding the primary in which the person voted or was a candidate. House: Elections Left pending in committee
HB 3128 78-0 (2003) Author: Truitt, Vicki
Sponsor: Nelson, Jane
Relating to write-in voting for the offices of county chair and precinct chair. House: Elections
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/03
HB 3222 78-0 (2003) Author: Bohac, Dwayne Relating to misrepresentation concerning political activity of a tax-exempt organization; providing a civil penalty. House: Elections Left pending in committee
HB 3280 78-0 (2003) Author: Guillen, Ryan Relating to the nonpartisan election of appellate justices and judges. House: Judicial Affairs Referred to Judicial Affairs
HJR 59 78-0 (2003) Author: Uresti, Carlos
Sponsor: Van de Putte, Leticia
Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to permit a person to assume an office of a political subdivision without an election if the person is the only candidate to qualify in an election for that office. House: Elections
Senate: State Affairs
Filed with the Secretary of State
HJR 62 78-0 (2003) Author: Truitt, Vicki
Sponsor: Nelson, Jane
Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to permit a person to take office without an election if the person is the only candidate to qualify in an election for that office. House: Elections
Senate: State Affairs
Filed with the Secretary of State
HJR 63 78-0 (2003) Author: Jones, Elizabeth | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment providing for appointment to fill vacancies in certain judicial offices and for nonpartisan retention elections for those offices. House: Judicial Affairs Left pending in committee
SB 207 78-0 (2003) Author: Ellis, Rodney Relating to the nonpartisan election of appellate justices and judges. Senate: Jurisprudence Referred to Jurisprudence
SB 757 78-0 (2003) Author: Brimer, Kim
Sponsor: Denny, Mary
Relating to the application for a candidate to be placed on the general primary election ballot. House: Elections
Senate: State Affairs
Effective immediately
SB 794 78-0 (2003) Author: Duncan, Robert | et. al. Relating to the appointment of certain judicial offices and a nonpartisan election for the retention or rejection of a person appointed to those offices. House: Judicial Affairs
Senate: Jurisprudence
Referred to Judicial Affairs
SB 1213 78-0 (2003) Author: Van de Putte, Leticia Relating to the election of an unopposed candidate for an office of a political subdivision and to omission of that candidate from the ballot. Senate: State Affairs Committee report printed and distributed
SB 1215 78-0 (2003) Author: Van de Putte, Leticia
Sponsor: Jones, Elizabeth
Relating to changing the deadlines and authority for ordering the election and filing for candidacy in political subdivision elections. House: Elections
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Effective on . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
SB 1644 78-0 (2003) Author: Staples, Todd Relating to the early voting clerk of an election in which the county clerk is a candidate. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 1827 78-0 (2003) Author: Lucio, Jr., Eddie Relating to misrepresentation concerning political activity of a tax-exempt organization; providing a civil penalty. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SJR 33 78-0 (2003) Author: Duncan, Robert | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment providing for appointment to fill vacancies in certain judicial offices and for nonpartisan retention elections for those offices. House: Judicial Affairs
Senate: Jurisprudence
Referred to Judicial Affairs
SJR 51 78-0 (2003) Author: Van de Putte, Leticia Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to permit a person to assume an office of a political subdivision without an election if the person is the only candidate to qualify in an election for that office. Senate: State Affairs Not again placed on intent calendar
SB 28 78-1 (2003) Author: Nelson, Jane Relating to the procedure for collecting signatures on a petition filed in connection with a candidate's application for a place on the ballot. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 2 77-0 (2001) Author: Gallego, Pete | et. al.
Sponsor: Shapiro, Florence
Relating to the regulation of certain political contributions, political expenditures, and political advertising; providing civil and criminal penalties. House: Elections
Senate: State Affairs
Senate appoints conferees-reported
HB 59 77-0 (2001) Author: Puente, Robert
Sponsor: West, Royce
Relating to making a voter information guide for judicial elections available to the public on the Internet. House: Judicial Affairs
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on 9/1/01
HB 405 77-0 (2001) Author: Turner, Bob Relating to the elimination of straight-party voting. House: Elections Left pending in committee
HB 444 77-0 (2001) Author: Madden, Jerry | et. al.
Sponsor: Shapiro, Florence
Relating to the requirements for write-in candidates in an election for city officers. House: Elections
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Effective on 9/1/01
HB 552 77-0 (2001) Author: Mowery, Anna Relating to limits on political contributions to and direct campaign expenditures made on behalf of certain candidates, officeholders, and political committees; providing criminal penalties. House: Elections Subcommittee members named
HB 555 77-0 (2001) Author: Mowery, Anna Relating to the elimination of straight-party voting in connection with certain judicial races. House: Judicial Affairs Subcommittee members named
HB 708 77-0 (2001) Author: Danburg, Debra | et. al. Relating to the reporting of certain political contributions and political expenditures; providing criminal penalties. House: Elections Referred to Elections
HB 831 77-0 (2001) Author: Madden, Jerry | et. al.
Sponsor: Shapiro, Florence
Relating to the cancellation of an election to fill a vacancy in the legislature when a candidate is running unopposed. House: Elections
Senate: State Affairs
See remarks for effective date
HB 1117 77-0 (2001) Author: Goodman, Toby
Sponsor: Harris, Chris
Relating to petition requirements for an application for a place on the general primary election ballot for certain judicial candidates. House: Judicial Affairs
Senate: State Affairs
Vetoed by the Governor
HB 1275 77-0 (2001) Author: Turner, Bob Relating to the nonpartisan election of certain state and county officers. House: Elections Left pending in committee
HB 1496 77-0 (2001) Author: Farabee, David Relating to the name of political committees for supporting a candidate or assisting an officeholder. House: Elections Considered in Calendars
HB 1518 77-0 (2001) Author: Junell, Robert | et. al. Relating to the appointment and nonpartisan retention or rejection of appellate justices and judges and to elimination of a straight-party vote in connection with district judges. House: Judicial Affairs Subcommittee members named
HB 2293 77-0 (2001) Author: Danburg, Debra Relating to the filing deadline for candidacy for the governing body of certain school districts. House: Public Education Referred to Public Education
HB 2304 77-0 (2001) Author: Madden, Jerry Relating to removing the requirement for duplicate political reporting for candidates for federal office. House: Elections
Senate: State Affairs
Referred to State Affairs
HB 2509 77-0 (2001) Author: Danburg, Debra
Sponsor: Shapiro, Florence
Relating to certain election processes and procedures. House: Elections
Senate: State Affairs
Senate appoints conferees-reported
HB 2780 77-0 (2001) Author: Villarreal, Mike
Sponsor: Madla, Frank
Relating to the effect of a recount on qualifying for an office involved in the recount. House: Elections
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/01
HB 2884 77-0 (2001) Author: Gallego, Pete Relating to cross-filing with more than one political party by candidates for certain judicial offices. House: Judicial Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 3175 77-0 (2001) Author: Solis, Jim Relating to the candidacy of certain personnel in a prosecuting attorney's office or a city attorney's office in an election for judicial office. House: Judicial Affairs Statement(s) of vote recorded in Journal
HB 3229 77-0 (2001) Author: Craddick, Tom
Sponsor: Bivins, Teel
Relating to a declaration for write-in candidacy for director of the Midland County Hospital District. House: County Affairs
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Effective immediately
HB 3305 77-0 (2001) Author: Martinez Fischer, Trey
Sponsor: Van de Putte, Leticia
Relating to changing the deadlines and authority for ordering the election and filing for candidacy in political subdivision elections. House: Elections
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Vetoed by the Governor
HJR 6 77-0 (2001) Author: Junell, Robert | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment providing for gubernatorial appointment to fill vacancies in the offices of appellate justices and judges and for nonpartisan retention elections for those justices and judges. House: Judicial Affairs Subcommittee members named
HJR 47 77-0 (2001) Author: Madden, Jerry | et. al.
Sponsor: Shapiro, Florence
Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the cancellation of an election to fill a vacancy in the legislature when a candidate is running unopposed. House: Elections
Senate: State Affairs
Filed with the Secretary of State
HR 1351 77-0 (2001) Author: Martinez Fischer, Trey Suspending limitations on conference committee jurisdiction, H.B. No. 3305. Reported enrolled
SB 129 77-0 (2001) Author: Duncan, Robert | et. al.
Sponsor: Junell, Robert | et. al.
Relating to the appointment of justices of the supreme court and judges of the court of criminal appeals. House: Judicial Affairs
Senate: Jurisprudence
Committee report sent to Calendars
SB 719 77-0 (2001) Author: West, Royce Relating to making a voter information guide for judicial elections available to the public. Senate: Jurisprudence No action taken in committee
SB 1018 77-0 (2001) Author: Van de Putte, Leticia Relating to changing the deadlines for ordering the election and filing for candidacy in political subdivision elections. Senate: Intergovernmental Relations Referred to Intergovernmental Relations
SB 1180 77-0 (2001) Author: Gallegos, Jr., Mario
Sponsor: Danburg, Debra
Relating to the filing deadline for candidacy for the governing body of certain school districts. House: Public Education
Senate: Education
Effective on 9/1/01
SB 1199 77-0 (2001) Author: Barrientos, Gonzalo
Sponsor: Kitchen, Ann
Relating to a primary election filing fee and petition requirements for certain judicial candidates. House: Judicial Affairs
Senate: Jurisprudence
Placed on General State Calendar
SB 1464 77-0 (2001) Author: Nelson, Jane
Sponsor: Geren, Charlie
Relating to signature requirements for certain petitions filed in connection with a candidate's application for a place on the ballot. House: Elections
Senate: State Affairs
Comm. report sent to Local & Consent Calendar
SB 1528 77-0 (2001) Author: Shapiro, Florence Relating to the deadline for withdrawal of a candidate from a primary election. Senate: State Affairs Left pending in committee
SJR 3 77-0 (2001) Author: Duncan, Robert
Sponsor: Junell, Robert | et. al.
Proposing a constitutional amendment providing for gubernatorial appointment for the offices of justices of the supreme court and judges of the court of criminal appeals. House: Judicial Affairs
Senate: Jurisprudence
Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 59 76-0 (1999) Author: Cuellar, Henry
Sponsor: Duncan, Robert
Relating to making a voter information guide for judicial elections available to the public on the Internet. House: Judicial Affairs
Senate: State Affairs
Vetoed by the Governor
HB 114 76-0 (1999) Author: Smith, Todd Relating to the filing of a declaration of write-in candidacy in elections for trustees of independent school districts. House: Public Education Left pending in committee
HB 265 76-0 (1999) Author: Hochberg, Scott Relating to the authority with whom an application for a place on the general primary election ballot for a legislative office is required to be filed. House: Elections Failed to pass to engrossment
HB 346 76-0 (1999) Author: Thompson, Senfronia Relating to the nonpartisan election of appellate justices and judges. House: Judicial Affairs No action taken in committee
HB 386 76-0 (1999) Author: Keffer, Jim | et. al. Relating to ballot access by certain candidates. House: Elections Considered in Calendars
HB 442 76-0 (1999) Author: Madden, Jerry
Sponsor: Shapiro, Florence
Relating to the procedures for write-in candidates in an election of a junior college district. House: Elections
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/99
HB 477 76-0 (1999) Author: Madden, Jerry Relating to the vote required for election of the governing board of certain junior college districts. House: Elections Statement(s) of vote recorded in Journal
HB 666 76-0 (1999) Author: Mowery, Anna Relating to the method of voting in connection with certain judicial races. House: Judicial Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 762 76-0 (1999) Author: Dutton, Jr., Harold V. Relating to prohibiting certain personnel in a prosecuting attorney's office or a city attorney's office from running for an elected judicial office. House: Judicial Affairs Statement(s) of vote recorded in Journal
HB 808 76-0 (1999) Author: Jones, Jesse Relating to the restrictions on political activities of full-time employees of a county elections administrator's office. House: Elections Companion considered in lieu of in committee
HB 833 76-0 (1999) Author: Denny, Mary
Sponsor: Shapiro, Florence
Relating to the filing of an application for a place on the general primary election ballot. House: Elections
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/99
HB 866 76-0 (1999) Author: Puente, Robert Relating to determining the residence address of a candidate for public office. House: Elections Referred to subcommittee
HB 927 76-0 (1999) Author: Junell, Robert Relating to exempting certain counties from the requirement that presiding and alternate presiding election judges must be from different political parties. House: Elections Referred to subcommittee
HB 992 76-0 (1999) Author: Moreno, Paul Relating to prohibiting a candidate from filing applications for a place on the ballot, declarations of intent for independent candidacy, or declarations of write-in candidacy for more than one office. House: Elections Referred to Elections
HB 993 76-0 (1999) Author: Moreno, Paul Relating to requiring candidates for or appointees to certain elective offices to be registered voters. House: Elections Referred to Elections
HB 1361 76-0 (1999) Author: Hupp, Suzanna | et. al. Relating to the appointment of justices of the Texas Supreme Court and judges of the Court of Criminal Appeals and to the nonpartisan retention or rejection of those justices and judges. House: Judicial Affairs Subcommittee members named
HB 1395 76-0 (1999) Author: Dunnam, Jim | et. al. Relating to residents' voting rights and the right to file for candidacy after an area is annexed by certain small and medium sized municipalities. House: Land & Resource Management Laid on the table subject to call
HB 1440 76-0 (1999) Author: Wilson, Ron Relating to requiring candidates for and appointees to elective public office to submit to drug testing. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 1548 76-0 (1999) Author: Danburg, Debra Relating to the deadline for filing an application for a place on the ballot, or for nomination by a convention, by an incumbent officeholder. House: Elections Referred to subcommittee
HB 2056 76-0 (1999) Author: Yarbrough, Ken Relating to the security for costs in a legislative election contest. House: Elections Considered in Calendars
HB 2163 76-0 (1999) Author: Farabee, David Relating to the name of certain political committees. House: Elections
Senate: State Affairs
Referred to State Affairs
HB 2276 76-0 (1999) Author: Madden, Jerry | et. al.
Sponsor: Shapiro, Florence
Relating to the period for filing an application for a place on the general primary election ballot in 2000 and to related dates and deadlines. House: Elections
Senate: State Affairs
Record vote
HB 2519 76-0 (1999) Author: Danburg, Debra Relating to certain election processes and procedures; providing a criminal penalty. House: Elections Left pending in subcommittee
HB 2785 76-0 (1999) Author: Dunnam, Jim | et. al.
Sponsor: Madla, Frank
Relating to the effective date of a change in a boundary of certain political subdivisions for purposes of an election. House: Elections
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Effective on 1/1/00
HB 3309 76-0 (1999) Author: Thompson, Senfronia Relating to the method of judicial selection for Harris County district and statutory county courts. House: Judicial Affairs Referred directly to subcommittee by chair
HJR 28 76-0 (1999) Author: Gallego, Pete Proposing a constitutional amendment creating a vacancy in the office of district judge if the judge becomes a candidate for another public elective office. House: Judicial Affairs Left pending in committee
HJR 49 76-0 (1999) Author: Hupp, Suzanna Proposing a constitutional amendment providing for gubernatorial appointment from a list of judicial selection committee nominees to fill vacancies in the offices of justices of the supreme court and judges of the court of criminal appeals, and for nonpartisan retention elections for those justices and judges. House: Judicial Affairs Subcommittee members named
HJR 93 76-0 (1999) Author: Thompson, Senfronia Proposing a constitutional amendment providing for a countywide referendum on various methods of judicial selection for Harris County district and statutory county courts. House: Judicial Affairs Referred directly to subcommittee by chair
SB 59 76-0 (1999) Author: Duncan, Robert | et. al. Relating to the appointment and nonpartisan retention or rejection of appellate justices and judges and to elimination of a straight-party vote in connection with district judges. Senate: Jurisprudence Withdrawn from intent calendar
SB 78 76-0 (1999) Author: Gallegos, Jr., Mario Relating to the appointment of appellate justices and judges, to the nonpartisan election of district judges, to the retention or rejection of district and appellate judges, and to the creation of certain judicial districts. Senate: Jurisprudence Referred to Jurisprudence
SB 203 76-0 (1999) Author: Carona, John
Sponsor: Jones, Jesse
Relating to the restrictions on political activities of full-time employees of a county elections administrator's office in certain counties. House: Elections
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Effective on 9/1/99
SB 410 76-0 (1999) Author: Duncan, Robert Relating to requiring a candidate for statewide judicial office to submit a petition with the candidate's application for a place on the ballot. Senate: Jurisprudence Referred to Jurisprudence
SB 493 76-0 (1999) Author: Nelson, Jane Relating to certain procedures relating to a person's candidacy in an election. Senate: State Affairs Committee report printed and distributed
SB 544 76-0 (1999) Author: Nixon, Drew Relating to allowing write-in votes in all elections. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 752 76-0 (1999) Author: Sibley, David
Sponsor: Dunnam, Jim | et. al.
Relating to residents' voting rights and the right to file for candidacy after an area is annexed by certain small and medium sized municipalities. House: Land & Resource Management
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Effective immediately
SJR 9 76-0 (1999) Author: Duncan, Robert | et. al.
Sponsor: Junell, Robert | et. al.
Proposing a constitutional amendment abolishing the court of criminal appeals and establishing one supreme court with civil and criminal jurisdiction and revising the manner in which appellate justices are selected, using a combination of appointment, partisan elections, and nonpartisan retention elections. House: Judicial Affairs
Senate: Jurisprudence
Committee report sent to Calendars
SJR 11 76-0 (1999) Author: Gallegos, Jr., Mario Proposing a constitutional amendment providing for the appointment of appellate justices and judges by the governor with retention elections on a nonpartisan ballot for those justices and judges, for the nonpartisan election and retention or rejection of district judges, for the election of certain district judges from state representative districts or commissioners court precincts, and for the alteration of the terms of certain judicial offices. Senate: Jurisprudence Referred to Jurisprudence
HB 51 75-0 (1997) Author: Madden, Jerry | et. al.
Sponsor: Shapiro, Florence
Relating to requiring a declaration of write-in candidacy in an election for the members of the governing body of a junior college district, the board of a hospital district, or the board of a self-liquidating navigation district. House: Elections
Senate: State Affairs
Effective immediately
HB 233 75-0 (1997) Author: Turner, Sylvester Relating to the filing of a declaration of write-in candidacy in an election for the governing board of a junior college district. House: Elections Left pending in committee
HB 301 75-0 (1997) Author: Raymond, Richard Relating to candidacy for two or more offices to be voted on at one or more elections held on the same day. House: Elections Subcommittee members named
HB 382 75-0 (1997) Author: Wilson, Ron Relating to requiring candidates for and appointees to elective public office to submit to drug testing. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 543 75-0 (1997) Author: Puente, Robert Relating to the use of a candidate's nickname on the ballot. House: Elections Left pending in subcommittee
HB 643 75-0 (1997) Author: Dutton, Jr., Harold V. Relating to compliance with financial reporting requirements as a qualification for public office. House: Elections Left pending in subcommittee
HB 684 75-0 (1997) Author: Woolley, Beverly Relating to changing a person's date of birth to a statement of age on certain election documents. House: Elections Referred to Elections
HB 899 75-0 (1997) Author: Mowery, Anna Relating to limits on political contributions to and direct campaign expenditures made on behalf of certain candidates, officeholders, and political committees; providing criminal penalties. House: Elections Subcommittee meeting cancelled
HB 947 75-0 (1997) Author: Puente, Robert Relating to determining the residence address of a candidate for public office. House: Elections Left pending in committee
HB 1352 75-0 (1997) Author: Goodman, Toby | et. al. Relating to the appointment, election, and retention or rejection of appellate justices and judges. House: Judicial Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 2712 75-0 (1997) Author: Keffer, Jim | et. al. Relating to ballot access by certain candidates. House: Elections Placed on General State Calendar
HB 2949 75-0 (1997) Author: Lewis, Ron Relating to the residence requirement for the office of mayor of a home-rule municipality. House: Urban Affairs Left pending in committee
HJR 56 75-0 (1997) Author: Dutton, Jr., Harold V. Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to prescribe compliance with financial reporting requirements as a qualification for public office. House: Elections Left pending in subcommittee
HJR 75 75-0 (1997) Author: Goodman, Toby | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment providing for gubernatorial appointments to fill vacancies in the offices of appellate justices and judges, for a partisan election followed by retention elections on a nonpartisan ballot for those justices and judges, and for the appointment of district judges in accordance with certain standards. House: Judicial Affairs Left pending in committee
SB 155 75-0 (1997) Author: Nixon, Drew Relating to the eligibility of a person who is delinquent in the payment of taxes to be a candidate for or to hold elective office. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 158 75-0 (1997) Author: Shapiro, Florence Relating to requiring a declaration of write-in candidacy in an election for the members of the governing body of a junior college district or the board of a hospital district. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 621 75-0 (1997) Author: Duncan, Robert | et. al. Relating to the appointment, election, and retention or rejection of appellate justices and judges and to elimination of a straight-party vote in connection with appellate and district justices and judges. Senate: Jurisprudence Withdrawn from intent calendar
SB 628 75-0 (1997) Author: Gallegos, Jr., Mario Relating to the appointment of appellate justices and judges, to the nonpartisan election of district judges, to the retention or rejection of district and appellate judges, and to the creation of certain judicial districts. Senate: Jurisprudence Withdrawn from intent calendar
SJR 11 75-0 (1997) Author: Nixon, Drew Proposing a constitutional amendment relating to the eligibility of a person who is delinquent in the payment of taxes to be a candidate for or to hold elective office. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SJR 25 75-0 (1997) Author: Duncan, Robert | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment providing for gubernatorial appointments to fill vacancies in the offices of appellate justices and judges, for a partisan election followed by retention elections on a nonpartisan ballot for those justices and judges, and for the appointment of district judges in accordance with certain standards. Senate: Jurisprudence Withdrawn from intent calendar
SJR 26 75-0 (1997) Author: Gallegos, Jr., Mario Proposing a constitutional amendment providing for the appointment of appellate justices and judges by the governor with retention elections on a nonpartisan ballot for those justices and judges, for the nonpartisan election and retention or rejection of district judges, for the election of certain district judges from state representative districts or commissioners court precincts, and for the alteration of the terms of certain judicial offices. Senate: Jurisprudence Committee report printed and distributed
HB 97 74-0 (1995) Author: Raymond, Richard Relating to candidacy for two or more offices to be voted on at one or more elections held on the same day. House: Elections Left pending in committee
HB 335 74-0 (1995) Author: Uher, D.R.
Sponsor: Patterson, Jerry
Relating to the period for filing a petition for a place on the ballot for the board of directors of the Sweeny Hospital District. House: County Affairs
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Effective immediately
HB 541 74-0 (1995) Author: Danburg, Debra | et. al. Relating to a prohibition on the listing of a county clerk's name on election supplies at an election in which the clerk is a candidate. House: Elections Coauthor Authorized
HB 550 74-0 (1995) Author: Moreno, Paul Relating to requiring political advertising on billboards to indicate a candidate's party alignment; providing a criminal penalty. House: Elections Left pending in committee
HB 662 74-0 (1995) Author: Danburg, Debra Relating to resign-to-run-provisions for certain elective offices. House: Elections Referred to subcommittee
HB 716 74-0 (1995) Author: Talton, Robert | et. al. Relating to the eligibility of a person who has served as a member of the United States Senate or House of Representatives to be a candidate for the same office. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 1096 74-0 (1995) Author: Madden, Jerry Relating to the prohibition on unauthorized persons being in a polling place; providing a criminal penalty. House: Elections Left pending in committee
HB 1101 74-0 (1995) Author: Wilson, Ron Relating to requiring candidates for and appointees to elective public office to submit to drug testing. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 1704 74-0 (1995) Author: Yarbrough, Ken Relating to venue for criminal offenses under Title 15, Election Code. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 1811 74-0 (1995) Author: Turner, Sylvester Relating to resumes filed by candidates for public office; providing a criminal penalty. House: Elections Referred to subcommittee
HB 2244 74-0 (1995) Author: Danburg, Debra Relating to candidacy for public elective office. House: Elections Referred to subcommittee
HB 2347 74-0 (1995) Author: Brimer, Kim Relating to the elimination of straight-party voting. House: Elections Left pending in committee
HJR 131 74-0 (1995) Author: Madden, Jerry Proposing a constitutional amendment providing for the constructive election of an unopposed candidate to a municipal office. House: Elections
Senate: State Affairs
Referred to State Affairs
SB 232 74-0 (1995) Author: Patterson, Jerry Relating to voting in connection with judicial and law enforcement races. Senate: Jurisprudence Referred to Jurisprudence
SB 277 74-0 (1995) Author: Armbrister, Kenneth | et. al. Relating to the eligibility of a person who has served as a member of the United States Senate or House of Representatives to be a candidate for the same office. Senate: State Affairs Record vote
SB 754 74-0 (1995) Author: Whitmire, John Relating to resign-to-run-provisions for certain elective offices. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 1245 74-0 (1995) Author: Haywood, Tom Relating to requiring certain elected officers and candidates to file federal income tax returns; providing a criminal penalty. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 103 73-0 (1993) Author: Carona, John Relating to prohibiting a person from simultaneously holding more than one local elective office. House: Elections Left pending in committee
HB 598 73-0 (1993) Author: Harris, Jack Relating to the reporting of certain direct campaign expenditures by a candidate or officeholder. House: Elections Left pending in committee
HB 1057 73-0 (1993) Author: Delco, Wilhelmina | et. al. Relating to ballot access by third-party and independent candidates. House: Elections Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 2317 73-0 (1993) Author: Gallego, Pete Relating to candidacy for two or more offices to be voted on at one or more elections held on the same day. House: Elections Referred to Elections
HB 2690 73-0 (1993) Author: Hirschi, John Relating to the withdrawal of a candidate. House: Elections Left pending in committee
HJR 6 73-0 (1993) Author: Hirschi, John Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing local officers to become candidates for the legislature by resigning the office held. House: State Affairs Referred to subcommittee
HJR 26 73-0 (1993) Author: Junell, Robert | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment to allow a district, county, or precinct officer to become a candidate for another district, county or precinct office without resigning from the first office. House: State Affairs Referred to subcommittee
SB 1113 73-0 (1993) Author: Haley, Bill Relating to candidacy for two or more offices to be voted on at one or more elections held on the same day. Senate: Cmte of the Whole on Red., Ethics & Elections Left pending in subcommittee
SB 1196 73-0 (1993) Author: Carriker, Steven
Sponsor: Seidlits, Jr., Curtis
Relating to certain expenditures and contributions under Title 15, Election Code. House: State Affairs
Senate: Cmte of the Whole on Red., Ethics & Elections
Effective on 9/1/93
HB 125 72-0 (1991) Author: Johnson, Sam Relating to a write-in candidacy in the general election for state and county officers. House: Elections Left pending in committee
HB 205 72-0 (1991) Author: Johnson, Sam Relating to a write-in candidacy in a city election. House: Elections Left pending in committee
HB 340 72-0 (1991) Author: Gallegos, Jr., Mario Relating to petitions filed in connection with certain candidates' applications for a place on the general primary election ballot. House: Elections 1st Printing sent to Calendars
HB 357 72-0 (1991) Author: Taylor, M.A. Relating to false statements made during a political campaign. House: State Affairs Left pending in subcommittee
HB 509 72-0 (1991) Author: Mowery, Anna
Sponsor: Moncrief, Mike
Relating to a filing fee for a write-in candidate in the general election for state and county officers. House: Elections
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/91
HB 599 72-0 (1991) Author: Russell, Sam Relating to a write-in candidacy for an office sought in a preceding primary election. House: Elections Left pending in committee
HB 1297 72-0 (1991) Author: Berlanga, Hugo | et. al.
Sponsor: Glasgow, Bob
Relating to candidacy for two or more offices to be voted on at one or more elections held on the same day. House: Elections
Senate: State Affairs
Reported favorably w/o amendments
HB 1938 72-0 (1991) Author: Hernandez, Christine | et. al. Relating to rejection of certain applications for a place on the ballot in the general primary election. House: Elections Referred to Elections
HB 2398 72-0 (1991) Author: Hirschi, John Relating to write-in candidates and tallying write-in votes. House: Elections Referred to Elections
HB 2590 72-0 (1991) Author: Martinez, Roman Relating to write-in candidates. House: Elections Left pending in committee
HB 2824 72-0 (1991) Author: Conley, Karyne Relating to the minimum length of residence required for election to an office of a home-rule municipality. House: Urban Affairs Referred to Urban Affairs
HJR 3 72-0 (1991) Author: Hernandez, Christine Proposing a constitutional amendment providing for the eligibility of public officers who seek other elective office at a special election and excepting those officers from the automatic resignation provisions of the constitution. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
SB 62 72-0 (1991) Author: Green, Gene Relating to petitions filed in connection with certain candidates' applications for a place on the general primary election ballot. Senate: State Affairs Withdrawn from intent calendar
SB 117 72-0 (1991) Author: Glasgow, Bob Relating to false statements made during a political campaign. Senate: State Affairs Left pending in subcommittee
SB 123 72-0 (1991) Author: Carriker, Steven
Sponsor: Danburg, Debra
Relating to write-in candidacy in certain elections. House: Elections
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/91
SB 1022 72-0 (1991) Author: Brown, J.E. Relating to reports required to be filed by certain candidates under Title 15, Election Code, and to penalties for failure to report political contributions or expenditures. Senate: State Affairs Left pending in subcommittee
HB 4 72-2 (1991) Author: Heflin, Talmadge | et. al. Relating to drug tests for candidates for and holders of certain state and district offices. Filed
HJR 12 72-2 (1991) Author: Williamson, Richard Proposing a constitutional amendment relating to the location of statewide elected officials' residences. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 84 71-0 (1989) Author: Wentworth, Jeff Relating to candidacy for two or more offices to be voted on at one or more elections held on the same day. House: Elections 1st Printing sent to Comm. on Cal.
HB 187 71-0 (1989) Author: Robinson, Phyllis | et. al.
Sponsor: Zaffirini, Judith
Relating to the reduction, withholding, or donation of the compensation of certain county and precinct officers. House: County Affairs
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Effective immediately
HB 259 71-0 (1989) Author: Ovard, A.R. Relating to candidacy for two or more offices to be voted on at one or more elections held on the same day. House: Elections No action taken in subcommittee
HB 1207 71-0 (1989) Author: Glossbrenner, Ernestine Relating to a write-in candidacy for an office sought in a preceding primary election. House: Elections Referred to Elections
HB 2376 71-0 (1989) Author: Smithee, John
Sponsor: Bivins, Teel
Relating to making a replacement nomination for the general election for state and county officers. House: Elections
Senate: State Affairs
Motion withdrawn
HB 2650 71-0 (1989) Author: Wright, Brad
Sponsor: Green, Gene
Relating to filing fee and petition requirements for certain candidates in a general primary election. House: Elections
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/89
HB 2685 71-0 (1989) Author: Brimer, Kim Relating to filing fees for candidates for nomination in the general primary election; amending Subsections (a)(8), (a)(10), and (a)(12), Section 172.024, Election Code, as amended. House: Elections Laid on table subj. to call in comm.
HB 2746 71-0 (1989) Author: Harris, Chris | et. al. Relating to filing fee and petition requirements for certain candidates in a general primary election. House: Elections Laid on table subj. to call in comm.
HB 3155 71-0 (1989) Author: Hudson, David
Sponsor: Lyon, Ted
Relating to the qualifications for election as a director of the Smith County Water Control and Improvement District No. 1 (Owentown). House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Vetoed by the Governor
SB 103 71-0 (1989) Author: Leedom, John Relating to candidacy for two or more offices to be voted on at one or more elections held on the same day. Senate: State Affairs Meeting canceled
SB 727 71-0 (1989) Author: Glasgow, Bob Relating to false statements made during a political campaign. Senate: Jurisprudence No action taken in committee
SB 1746 71-0 (1989) Author: Lyon, Ted Relating to requirements for election to the board of Smith County Water Control and Improvement District Number One--Owentown. Senate: Natural Resources Postponed in committee
SB 58 71-3 (1990) Author: Glasgow, Bob Relating to false statements made during a political campaign. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 126 71-4 (1990) Author: Hightower, Allen Relating to a write-in candidacy for an office sought in a preceding primary election. House: Elections Referred to Elections
SB 27 71-4 (1990) Author: Glasgow, Bob Relating to false statements made during a political campaign. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 103 71-5 (1990) Author: Hury, James Relating to the furnishing of information pamphlets to voters in connection with judicial races. House: Elections Referred to Elections
HB 110 71-5 (1990) Author: Hightower, Allen Relating to a write-in candidacy for an office sought in a preceding primary election. House: Elections Referred to Elections
SB 76 71-5 (1990) Author: Glasgow, Bob Relating to false statements made during a political campaign. Senate: Jurisprudence Postponed in committee
SB 27 71-6 (1990) Author: Glasgow, Bob Relating to false statements made during a political campaign. Senate: Jurisprudence Referred to Jurisprudence
HB 137 70-0 (1987) Author: Gavin, John Relating to limitations on loans accepted or debts incurred by a candidate in connection with the candidate's campaign for public office. House: Elections Referred to subcommittee
HB 228 70-0 (1987) Author: Madla, Frank Relating to the candidacy for school board trustee of an employee of the school district. House: Public Education Comm. laid on table subj. to call
HB 277 70-0 (1987) Author: Patterson, Pete Relating to making a person serving a term of probation or confinement to a penal institution for an offense of driving while intoxicated or involuntary manslaughter involving the use of an automobile ineligible to be a a candidate for or be elected or appointed to elective office. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 340 70-0 (1987) Author: Carter, Bill Relating to the form of the ballot in connection with uncontested races. House: Elections Placed on General State Calendar
HB 520 70-0 (1987) Author: Staniswalis, Chip Relating to the filing deadline for and the certification of declared write-in candidates in the general election for state and county officers. House: Elections
Senate: State Affairs
Referred to State Affairs
HB 536 70-0 (1987) Author: Hollowell, Bill Relating to the number of signatures required for a primary election candidate's petition filed in lieu of a filing fee. House: Elections Referred to subcommittee
HB 811 70-0 (1987) Author: Perry, Rick Relating to the filing period for a candidate's application for a place on the ballot in the general primary election. House: Elections Referred to subcommittee
HB 836 70-0 (1987) Author: Culberson, John Relating to requiring the filing of financial statements by elected county officers and candidates for elected county offices; providing civil and criminal penalties. House: County Affairs Referred to subcommittee
HB 1094 70-0 (1987) Author: McWilliams, Jim Relating to limitations on loans accepted or debts incurred by a candidate in connection with the candidate's campaign for public office. House: Elections Referred to subcommittee
HB 1095 70-0 (1987) Author: McWilliams, Jim Relating to limiting the period for which a person may hold the same public elective office. House: Elections Referred to Elections
HB 1199 70-0 (1987) Author: Glossbrenner, Ernestine Relating to the deadline for conducting the drawing for the order of candidates' names on the general primary election ballot. House: Elections Referred to Elections
HB 1408 70-0 (1987) Author: McKinney, Mike Relating to the requirements for a petition filed instead of a filing fee in the general primary election. House: Elections Referred to subcommittee
HB 1608 70-0 (1987) Author: Schlueter, Stan
Sponsor: Armbrister, Kenneth
Relating to reports filed by specific purpose political committees. House: Elections
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/87
HB 1660 70-0 (1987) Author: Hammond, Bill Relating to election of members of the State Board of Education and trustees of junior colleges, community colleges, school districts, and county school boards. House: Elections Referred to subcommittee
HB 1671 70-0 (1987) Author: Robnett, Nolan Relating to the filing deadline for candidates' applications for a place on the ballot for certain city offices. House: Elections Comm. laid on table subj. to call
HB 1818 70-0 (1987) Author: Hilbert, Paul
Sponsor: Edwards, Chet
Relating to a revision of Title 15 of the Election Code regulating political funds and campaigns; providing civil and criminal penalties. House: Elections
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/87
HB 1853 70-0 (1987) Author: Horn, Jim
Sponsor: Edwards, Chet
Relating to the filing deadline for an independent candidate's application for a place on the ballot in the general election for state and county officers. House: Elections
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/87
HB 1859 70-0 (1987) Author: Horn, Jim Relating to the form of a candidate's name on the ballot when another candidate for the office has the same or a similar surname. House: Elections Rules suspended
HB 1956 70-0 (1987) Author: Grusendorf, Kent
Sponsor: Parmer, Hugh
Relating to the requirements for a petition filed in connection with a candidate's application for a place on the ballot. House: Elections
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/87
HB 2002 70-0 (1987) Author: Hill, Patricia
Sponsor: Henderson, Don
Relating to deadlines for filing certain financial statements and to forms provided by the secretary of state. House: Elections
Senate: State Affairs
Effective immediately
HB 2215 70-0 (1987) Author: Hackney, Clint Relating to petitions filed in connection with certain candidates' applications for a place on the ballot. House: Elections Comm. laid on table subj. to call
HB 2276 70-0 (1987) Author: Finnell, Charles
Sponsor: Edwards, Chet
Relating to the number of signatures required for certain candidates' petitions filed in lieu of a filing fee. House: Elections
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/87
HB 2367 70-0 (1987) Author: Hackney, Clint Relating to statements of political contributions and expenditures filed by candidates for the legislature or statewide office before a regular legislative session is convened. House: Elections Pending in committee
SB 208 70-0 (1987) Author: Edwards, Chet Relating to the filing deadline for and the certification of declared write-in candidates in the general election for state and county officers. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 303 70-0 (1987) Author: Krier, Cynthia Relating to the waiver of confidentiality of certain information. Senate: Jurisprudence Referred to Jurisprudence
SB 466 70-0 (1987) Author: Edwards, Chet Relating to the filing periods for and the withdrawal or ineligibility of candidates in elections other than the general election for state and county officers for a primary election. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 495 70-0 (1987) Author: Green, Gene
Sponsor: Hackney, Clint
Relating to petitions filed in connection with certain candidates' applications for a place on the ballot and to changes in filing fees. House: Elections
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/87
SB 497 70-0 (1987) Author: Caperton, Kent
Sponsor: Hury, James
Relating to sanctions for violations of the code of Judicial Conduct by candidates for certain judicial offices. House: Judicial Affairs
Senate: State Affairs
Effective immediately
SB 933 70-0 (1987) Author: Barrientos, Gonzalo
Sponsor: Richardson, Bob
Relating to the regulation of nepotism in government. House: State Affairs
Senate: State Affairs
Effective in 90 days - 8/31/87
SB 935 70-0 (1987) Author: Montford, John
Sponsor: Robnett, Nolan
Relating to the filing deadline for candidates' applications for a place on the ballot for certain city offices. House: Elections
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/87
SB 1080 70-0 (1987) Author: Henderson, Don
Sponsor: Hill, Patricia
Relating to deadlines for filing certain financial statements and to forms provided by the secretary of state. House: Elections
Senate: State Affairs
Vetoed by the Governor
HB 199 69-0 (1985) Author: Evans, Larry Relating to nonpartisan election of certain judicial officers. House: Elections Referred to Elections
HB 274 69-0 (1985) Author: Jackson, Lee Relating to the making of a substitute nomination by a political party's executive committee. House: Elections Referred to subcommittee
HB 318 69-0 (1985) Author: Gibson, Bruce
Sponsor: Farabee, Ray
Relating to exempting unopposed candidates from filing reports required to be filed within 48 hours of accepting certain contributions. House: Elections
Senate: State Affairs
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HB 550 69-0 (1985) Author: Patronella, David Relating to the filing fees for offices regularly filled at the general election for state and county officers. House: Elections 1st Printing sent to Comm. on Cal.
HB 755 69-0 (1985) Author: Ceverha, Bill Relating to exempting unopposed candidates from filing reports required to be filed within 48 hours of accepting certain contributions. House: Elections Referred to Elections
HB 1130 69-0 (1985) Author: Gavin, John Relating to loans accepted or debts incurred by a candidate in connection with the candidate's campaign for public office; providing a penalty. House: Elections 1st Printing sent to Comm. on Cal.
HB 1389 69-0 (1985) Author: Wolens, Steven
Sponsor: McFarland, Bob
Relating to prohibiting the imposition of penalties for the late filing of inconsequential amendments to sworn statements of political contributions and expenditures. House: Elections
Senate: State Affairs
Vetoed by the Governor
HB 1881 69-0 (1985) Author: Russell, Sam Relating to the eligibility of a primary election candidate as a write-in candidate in the general election. House: Elections No action taken in committee
HB 2162 69-0 (1985) Author: Patronella, David
Sponsor: Washington, Craig
Relating to the number of signatures required on an application for a place on the ballot in a municipal election. House: Elections
Senate: State Affairs
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HJR 45 69-0 (1985) Author: Tejeda, Frank Proposing a constitutional amendment providing for the automatic resignation from office of certain public officials seeking other elective office and prohibiting the holding of more than one elective office at one time. House: Elections Placed on Const. Amendments Calendar
SB 86 69-0 (1985) Author: Mauzy, Oscar Relating to required disclosure of financial interests, activities, and gifts by elective county officers and candidates for elective county office; providing standards of conduct; giving the county clerk certain duties; providing a penalty. House: State Affairs
Senate: State Affairs
Referred to State Affairs
SB 93 69-0 (1985) Author: Mauzy, Oscar Relating to the qualifications of election judges and clerks. Senate: State Affairs No action taken in s/c
SB 375 69-0 (1985) Author: Jones, Grant Relating to the method by which candidates for offices regularly filled at the general election for state and county officers are nominated and elected. Senate: State Affairs Postponed in committee
SJR 40 69-0 (1985) Author: Edwards, Chet Proposing a constitutional amendment to permit a public official to become a candidate for another public office while continuing to hold the first office. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 90 69-2 (1986) Author: Hackney, Clint Relating to primaries, other elections, political party conventions, the selection of delegates to national presidential nominating conventions, and procedures related to candidacy for public office. House: Elections Laid on table subj. to call in comm.
SB 41 69-2 (1986) Author: Edwards, Chet Relating to primaries, other elections, politcal party conventions, the selection of delegates to national presidential nominating conventions, and procedures related to candidacy for public office. Senate: State Affairs Tagged in committee
HB 19 69-3 (1986) Author: Hackney, Clint Relating to primaries, other elections, political party conventions, the selection of delegates to national presidential nominating conventions, and procedures related to candidacy for public office. House: Elections 1st Printing sent to Comm. on Cal.
HB 189 68-0 (1983) Author: Tejeda, Frank Relating to required disclosure of financial interests, activities, and gifts by elective officers and candidates for elective office in certain political subdivisions. House: State Affairs Referred to Committee on State Affairs
HB 204 68-0 (1983) Author: Gibson, Bruce Relating to the time at which the secretary of state furnishes to the county clerks certain forms and the certification of candidates for the general election. House: Elections Referred to Committee on Elections
HB 349 68-0 (1983) Author: Hackney, Clint Relating to the declination of a political party's nomination. House: Elections Referred to Committee on Elections
HB 574 68-0 (1983) Author: Hernandez, Joe Relating to the declination of a political party's nomination. House: Elections Laid on the table subject to call
HB 575 68-0 (1983) Author: Hall, Lanny Relating to the declination of a political party's nomination. House: Elections Referred to subcommittee
HB 741 68-0 (1983) Author: Jackson, Lee
Sponsor: Brown, J.E.
Relating to the deadline for filing an application for a place on a primary election ballot. House: Elections
Senate: State Affairs
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HB 957 68-0 (1983) Author: Kubiak, L.B.
Sponsor: Caperton, Kent
Relating to printing on the ballot and posting the names of candidates for the general election for state and county officers. House: Elections
Senate: State Affairs
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HB 972 68-0 (1983) Author: Patronella, David
Sponsor: Sarpalius, Bill
Relating to certain deadlines and actions in the Texas Election Code affecting the status of candidates. House: Elections
Senate: State Affairs
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HB 1006 68-0 (1983) Author: Shea, Gwyn
Sponsor: McFarland, Bob
Relating to election contests for the offices of state senator and state representative. House: Elections
Senate: State Affairs
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HB 1039 68-0 (1983) Author: Luna III, Albert Relating to the number of signatures required on an application for a place on the ballot in a municipal election. House: Elections Committee report printed and sent to Committee on Calendars
HB 1493 68-0 (1983) Author: Patronella, David Relating to the designation and responsibilities of a principal political campaign treasurer. House: Elections Referred to subcommittee
HB 1558 68-0 (1983) Author: Gandy, Charles Relating to disclosure of information regarding political expenditures. House: State Affairs Referred to subcommittee
HB 1559 68-0 (1983) Author: Gandy, Charles Relating to the information required in a candidate's report regarding political contributions received and expenditures made by a political committee on behalf of the candidate. House: State Affairs Referred to subcommittee
HB 1818 68-0 (1983) Author: Oliver, Jesse
Sponsor: Mauzy, Oscar
Relating to the service of process in an election contest. House: Elections
Senate: State Affairs
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HJR 14 68-0 (1983) Author: Jackson, Lee Proposing a constitutional amendment relating to restrictions on candidacy for public office. House: Elections Referred to subcommittee
SB 67 68-0 (1983) Author: Mauzy, Oscar
Sponsor: Gandy, Charles
Relating to the filing of an application for a place on the ballot by a candidate for the office of precinct chairman and prohibiting reimbursement of certain expenses incurred by early filing. House: Elections
Senate: State Affairs
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SB 68 68-0 (1983) Author: Mauzy, Oscar
Sponsor: Oliver, Jesse
Relating to the qualifications of election judges and clerks. House: Elections
Senate: State Affairs
Placed on daily Major State Calendar
SB 122 68-0 (1983) Author: Caperton, Kent
Sponsor: Hernandez, Joe
Relating to the declination of a political party's nomination and the making of a substitute nomination. House: Elections
Senate: State Affairs
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SB 556 68-0 (1983) Author: Sarpalius, Bill Relating to certain deadlines in the Texas Election Code affecting the status of candidates. Senate: State Affairs Reported from committee favorably with amendments
SB 1042 68-0 (1983) Author: Lyon, Ted Relating to the use of a name by a general-purpose political committee. Senate: State Affairs See remarks
SB 1043 68-0 (1983) Author: Lyon, Ted Relating to revision of the political funds reporting and disclosure law and to regulation of the ethical conduct of public servants; providing penalties. Senate: State Affairs Reported from committee favorably with substitute
SB 1090 68-0 (1983) Author: Harris, O.H. Relating to nonpartisan elections in home-rule cities. Senate: State Affairs Removed from local & uncontested calendar
HB 43 68-2 (1984) Author: Jackson, Lee Relating to the making of a substitute nomination by a political party's executive committee. House: Elections Referred to Committee on Elections
HB 119 67-0 (1981) Author: Hudson III, Samuel Relating to district court jurisdiction of election contests relative to boards of certain agencies. House: Elections Referred to subcommittee
HB 168 67-0 (1981) Author: Hill, Anita Relating to delivery of a copy of a nominating petition and an application for a place on a primary election ballot to a public officer. House: Elections Reported from subcommittee favorably with amendments
HB 243 67-0 (1981) Author: Tejeda, Frank Relating to required disclosure of financial interests, activities, and gifts by elective officers and candidates for elective office in certain political subdivisions. House: Intergovernmental Affairs Committee report printed and sent to Committee on Calendars
HB 502 67-0 (1981) Author: Jackson, Lee
Sponsor: Travis, Dee
Relating to the deadline for filing an application for a place on a primary election ballot. House: Elections
Senate: State Affairs
Removed from local and uncontested calendar
HB 544 67-0 (1981) Author: Simpson, Bob Relating to truth in campaigning for public office. House: Elections Reported from subcommittee with substitute
HB 564 67-0 (1981) Author: Semos, Chris V. Relating to the filing of candidates' contribution and expenditure statements. House: Elections Committee report printed and sent to Committee on Calendars
HB 607 67-0 (1981) Author: Washington, Craig Relating to a filing fee and petition requirements for candidates for certain judicial offices who are applying for a place on the primary election ballot. House: Elections Referred to subcommittee
HB 610 67-0 (1981) Author: Jackson, Lee Relating to the filling of vacancies on the state executive committee of a political party that holds primary elections. House: Elections Referred to Committee on Elections
HB 882 67-0 (1981) Author: Bush, Bob
Sponsor: Glasgow, Bob
Relating to primary elections and conventions held by political parties and the uniform dates for holding elections. House: Elections
Senate: State Affairs
Reported from committee favorably without amendments
HB 1065 67-0 (1981) Author: Benedict, Jerry L. Relating to hearings to review placement of children under the care of the Department of Human Resources. House: Judiciary
Senate: Jurisprudence
Referred to Committee on Jurisprudence
HB 1403 67-0 (1981) Author: Gibson, Bruce
Sponsor: Meier, Bill
Relating to notice of the drawing to determine the order of candidates' names on the ballot for certain elections. House: Elections
Senate: State Affairs
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HB 1583 67-0 (1981) Author: Hill, Gerald Relating to the declaration of candidacy by a write-in candidate. House: Elections Reported from subcommittee favorably without amendments
HB 1655 67-0 (1981) Author: London, David Relating to misrepresentation of a legislator's voting record by a candidate for the legislature. House: Elections Referred to subcommittee
HB 1676 67-0 (1981) Author: Bock II, Bennie Relating to regulation of political advertising. House: Elections Comm. report printed & sent to Comm. on Local & Consent Cal.
HB 1682 67-0 (1981) Author: Bush, Bob Relating to election contests for the office of state senator and state representative. House: Elections Referred to subcommittee
HB 1712 67-0 (1981) Author: Barrientos, Gonzalo Relating to political reporting requirements for withdrawn candidates. House: Elections Referred to subcommittee
HB 1713 67-0 (1981) Author: Hill, Gerald Relating to the definition of candidate for purposes of reporting political funds by candidates. House: Elections Referred to subcommittee
HB 2005 67-0 (1981) Author: Elizondo, Paul Relating to providing candidates in primary elections with information regarding the qualifications for office. House: Elections Referred to subcommittee
SB 203 67-0 (1981) Author: Jones, Grant Relating to the method by which candidates for officers of the federal, state, and county governments are nominated and elected. Senate: State Affairs No action taken
SB 285 67-0 (1981) Author: Mengden, Walter Relating to nomination of candidates for certain offices by the state executive committee of a political party. Senate: State Affairs Referred to Committee on State Affairs
SB 522 67-0 (1981) Author: Mauzy, Oscar Relating to required disclosure of financial interests, activities, and gifts by elective county officers and candidates for elective county office; providing standards of conduct; providing a penalty. Senate: State Affairs Referred to Subcommittee on Elections
SB 613 67-0 (1981) Author: Ogg, Jack Relating to the deadline for filing an application for a place on a primary election ballot. Senate: State Affairs Reported from committee favorably without amendments
SB 692 67-0 (1981) Author: Brown, J.E. Relating to the declaration of candidacy by a write-in candidate and posting of lists of the names of write-in candidates. House: Elections
Senate: State Affairs
Referred to Committee on Elections
SB 699 67-0 (1981) Author: Sarpalius, Bill Relating to certain deadlines for placing names on the general election ballot and to the time for certification of candidates for certain offices for placement on the ballot; amending the Texas Election Code. House: Elections
Senate: State Affairs
Referred to Committee on Elections
SB 700 67-0 (1981) Author: Sarpalius, Bill Relating to filing deadline for write-in candidates for public office. Senate: State Affairs No action taken
SB 737 67-0 (1981) Author: Travis, Dee
Sponsor: Jackson, Lee
Relating to the deadline for filing an application for a place on the primary election ballot. House: Elections
Senate: State Affairs
Committee report printed and sent to Committee on Calendars
SB 848 67-0 (1981) Author: Caperton, Kent Relating to the political reporting requirements for withdrawn candidates. Senate: State Affairs No action taken
SB 849 67-0 (1981) Author: Caperton, Kent Relating to the definition of candidate for purposes of reporting political funds by candidates. Senate: State Affairs No action taken
HB 260 66-0 (1979) Author: Fox, Milton E. Relating to placement of names of candidates on the official ballot for a public election. House: Elections Considered by committee in public hearing
HB 574 66-0 (1979) Author: McBee, Susan Gurley
Sponsor: Traeger, John
Relating to the counting of votes for write-in candidates and elimination of write-in filing requirements. House: Elections
Senate: State Affairs
Laid on the table subject to call
HB 672 66-0 (1979) Author: Green, Forrest Relating to use of endorsements in political advertising. House: Elections Motion to reconsider spread on the journal
HB 918 66-0 (1979) Author: Pierce, George
Sponsor: Vale, Bob
Relating to procedures for filing as an independent candidate in an election. House: Elections
Senate: State Affairs
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HB 1007 66-0 (1979) Author: Pierce, George
Sponsor: Ogg, Jack
Relating to the time for filing an application for a place on an election ballot. House: Elections
Senate: State Affairs
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HB 1113 66-0 (1979) Author: Wallace III, Ralph Providing means whereby a voter may express his lack of confidence in any of the candidates for certain offices in certain elections. House: Elections Referred to subcommittee
HB 1150 66-0 (1979) Author: Davis, Bob
Sponsor: Snelson, W.E. "Pete"
Relating to the procedure for contesting an election for the office of state senator or representative. House: Elections
Senate: State Affairs
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HB 1253 66-0 (1979) Author: Thompson, Senfronia Relating to changes in the primary nomination filing fee schedule. House: Elections Considered by committee in public hearing
HB 1344 66-0 (1979) Author: Simpson, Bob Relating to truth in campaigning. House: Elections Referred to subcommittee
HB 1697 66-0 (1979) Author: Coody, Bill Relating to certain political advertising. House: Elections Referred to subcommittee
HB 1800 66-0 (1979) Author: Close, G.R. "Bob" Relating to the declaration of candidacy for write-in candidates. House: Elections Referred to Committee on Elections
HB 1802 66-0 (1979) Author: Close, G.R. "Bob" Relating to nominating petitions of applicants for a place on the general primary ballot. House: Elections Referred to subcommittee
HB 1861 66-0 (1979) Author: Blythe, W.J. "Bill" Relating to required disclosure of financial interest, activities, and gifts by elective officers and candidates for elective office in political subdivisions; providing a penalty. House: Intergovernmental Affairs Referred to Committee on Intergovernmental Affairs
HB 1968 66-0 (1979) Author: Wright, Brad Relating to judicial verification of election returns for certain federal offices. House: Elections Referred to subcommittee
HB 2051 66-0 (1979) Author: Pierce, George
Sponsor: Traeger, John
Relating to the purchase of certain kinds of political advertising. House: Elections
Senate: State Affairs
Ordered not printed
HB 2250 66-0 (1979) Author: Leonard, Jr., Bob Relating to the consideration of write-in votes for the purpose of determining whether a candidate for an office of a political subdivision has received a majority vote. House: Elections Referred to subcommittee
SB 33 66-0 (1979) Author: Mengden, Walter Relating to the form of the ballot and the method for showing party affiliation of the candidates in an election where nominees of political parties appear on the ballot. Senate: State Affairs Referred to Committee on State Affairs
SB 36 66-0 (1979) Author: Mengden, Walter Relating to a nomination by the appropriate executive committee of the political party where no candidate files for an office in the party's primary. Senate: State Affairs Referred to Committee on State Affairs
SB 122 66-0 (1979) Author: Clower, Ron Providing for the disclosure of the party affiliation of candidates by persons contracting for political advertising; prescribing a criminal penalty; declaring an emergency. Senate: State Affairs Referred to subcommittee
SB 728 66-0 (1979) Author: Meier, Bill Relating to truth in campaigning. Senate: State Affairs Scheduled for public hearing on . . . . . .
SB 787 66-0 (1979) Author: Moore, W.T. "Bill" Relating to certain offenses in connection with endorsements of candidates for public office; providing penalties. Senate: State Affairs Reported from committee favorably with substitute
SB 1097 66-0 (1979) Author: Clower, Ron Relating to the date on which certain candidates may apply for a place on the primary ballot. House: Elections
Senate: State Affairs
Referred to Committee on Elections
SB 1125 66-0 (1979) Author: Ogg, Jack Relating to filing a loyalty affidavit by an independent candidate. Senate: State Affairs Reported from committee favorably without amendments
SB 1187 66-0 (1979) Author: Harris, O.H.
Sponsor: DeLay, Tom
Relating to notification of names and addresses of candidates that are to appear on the primary ballot. House: Elections
Senate: State Affairs
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SCR 99 66-0 (1979) Author: Snelson, W.E. "Pete"
Sponsor: Davis, Bob
Requesting the House to return H.B. 1150 to the Senate for further consideration. Signed by the Governor
HB 104 65-0 (1977) Author: Fox, Milton E. Relating to placement of names of candidates on the official ballot for a public election. House: Elections Referred to subcommittee
HB 1007 65-0 (1977) Author: Wallace III, Ralph Providing means whereby a voter may express his lack of confidence in any of the candidates for certain offices in certain elections. House: Elections Referred to subcommittee
HB 1316 65-0 (1977) Author: Nabers, Lynn Relating to the removal of the disqualification from public office that results from investment in a regulated business. House: Judicial Affairs Considered by committee in public hearing
HB 1362 65-0 (1977) Author: Brown, Albert "Al" Relating to the filing of financial statements with the secretary of state by candidates for certain offices. House: Elections Considered by subcommittee in formal meeting
HB 1454 65-0 (1977) Author: Powers, Pike Regulating write-in candidacy for public office. House: Elections Reported from subcommittee with substitute
HB 1627 65-0 (1977) Author: Weddington, Sarah Relating to the form of the petition of minor party and the form of the application of independent candidate for a place on the general election ballot. House: Elections Assigned to Consent Calendar
HB 1724 65-0 (1977) Author: Wright, Brad Relating to a nomination by the appropriate executive committee of the political party where no candidate files for an office in the party's primary. House: Elections Referred to Committee on Elections
HB 1743 65-0 (1977) Author: Rains, Don
Sponsor: Ogg, Jack
Providing for changes of content in general primary and general election ballot up to 40 days prior to date of election. House: Elections
Senate: State Affairs
Effective in 90 days
HB 1773 65-0 (1977) Author: Schlueter, Stan
Sponsor: Lombardino, Frank
Relating to the use of office titles in political campaigns for elective public offices. House: Elections
Senate: State Affairs
Effective in 90 days
HB 1940 65-0 (1977) Author: Wright, Brad Changing the deadline for candidates to file for a place on a primary election ballot and changing dates for other actions to conform to the change in the filling deadline. House: Elections Referred to Committee on Elections
HB 2097 65-0 (1977) Author: Jones, Luther Relating to nomination, election, and service of presidential electors. House: Elections Assigned to Consent Calendar
HB 2101 65-0 (1977) Author: Untermeyer, Chase Changing the deadline for candidates to file for a place on a primary election ballot and changing dates for other actions to conform to the change in the filing deadline. House: Elections Referred to Committee on Elections
HB 2168 65-0 (1977) Author: Bush, Bob Relating to the filing procedure for candidacy in a general (regular) municipal election. House: Elections Considered by committee in public hearing
HB 2169 65-0 (1977) Author: Bush, Bob Relating to the filing procedure for candidacy in a general (regular) municipal election. House: Elections Considered by committee in public hearing
SB 92 65-0 (1977) Author: Doggett, Lloyd Providing partial public financing of the campaigns of candidates for the office of railroad commissioner. Senate: State Affairs Referred to Committee on State Affairs
SB 487 65-0 (1977) Author: Mengden, Walter Relating to a nomination by the appropriate executive committee of the political party where no candidate files for an office in the party's primary. Senate: State Affairs Referred to subcommittee
SB 975 65-0 (1977) Author: Lombardino, Frank Relating to the use of office titles in political campaigns for elective public offices. Senate: State Affairs Referred to Committee on State Affairs
SB 1020 65-0 (1977) Author: Ogg, Jack Relating to the form of the petition of a minor party and the form of the application of an independent candidate for a pice on the general election ballot. Senate: State Affairs Referred to Committee on State Affairs
SB 1091 65-0 (1977) Author: Ogg, Jack
Sponsor: Maloney, Robert
Relating to changes in the primary nomination filing fee schedule. House: Elections
Senate: State Affairs
90 Day Bill
SB 1094 65-0 (1977) Author: Ogg, Jack
Sponsor: Powers, Pike
Regulating write-in candidacy for public office. House: Elections
Senate: State Affairs
90 Day Bill
SB 1160 65-0 (1977) Author: Moore, W.T. "Bill"
Sponsor: Brown, Albert "Al"
Relating to the time for filing of financial statements with the Secretary of State by candidates for certain offices. House: Elections
Senate: State Affairs
90 Day Bill
HB 301 64-0 (1975) Author: Pentony, Joe Providing for the conduct and financing of primary elections to be held jointly for all political parties required to make nominations by primary elections; prescribing the methods by which a candidate may qualify for a ballot position in a primary election; also making changes with respect to conventions and other affairs of political parties and to other matters relating to the nomination and election of candidates, which are necessitated by the changes in the law with respect to primary elections; containing penal provisions. House: Elections Considered by subcommittee in formal meeting
HB 352 64-0 (1975) Author: Sherman, W.C. "Bud"
Sponsor: Ogg, Jack
Relating to declination of party nomination, withdrawal of independent candidacy, death, and ineligibility of candidates in general and special elections held within the state; relating to methods for making changes in printed ballots which are necessitated by or result from the death, declination, withdrawal, or ineligibility of candidates; relating to the printing of the name of a deceased or ineligible candidate on the ballot and the effect of votes cast for such a candidate; relating to the declination of party nominations, the filling of vacancies in nomination caused by death, declination, or ineligibility of nominees, the withdrawal of independent candidates, and the ballot status of party nominees and independent candidates who die, decline, withdraw, or are ineligible. House: Elections
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HB 363 64-0 (1975) Author: Fox, Milton E. Relating to placement of names of candidates on the official ballot for a public education; to delete the provision which permits a person's name to appear on the same ballot as a candidate for the office of President or Vice-President of the United States and as a candidate for an office requiring a statewide vote for election; also revising the provision defining what political parties are required to nominate by primary election in order to have the names of the party nominees printed on the official ballot for a general election. House: Elections Considered by committee in public hearing
HB 440 64-0 (1975) Author: Schieffer, Tom Relating to qualifying requirements for a candidate in a primary election who files under an extended deadline and for a candidate in a general election who is nominated to replace a candidate who has declined a party nomination. House: Elections Referred to subcommittee
HB 441 64-0 (1975) Author: Schieffer, Tom Relating to procedures for and effect of withdrawal of candidacy in a general, special, or primary election or declination of a party nomination in a general election for state and county officers, to ballot changes necessitated by withdrawal, declination, death, or ineligibility of a candidate, and to the effect of votes cast for the candidate if his name appears on the ballot. House: Elections Referred to Committee on Elections
HB 442 64-0 (1975) Author: Schieffer, Tom Relating to statements of campaign contributions and expenditures required of certain candidates who withdraw or decline a nomination; prescribing criminal and civil penalties. House: Elections Considered by subcommittee in formal meeting
HB 443 64-0 (1975) Author: Schieffer, Tom Relating to the place for filing an application to run for state senator or state representative in a primary election. House: Elections Referred to Committee on Elections
HB 444 64-0 (1975) Author: Schieffer, Tom Relating to the place for candidates and political committees involved in state legislative races to file campaign statements and designations of campaign managers. House: Elections Considered by subcommittee in formal meeting
HB 618 64-0 (1975) Author: Hilliard, Bill Providing for designation of a candidate's political party affiliation on the ballot in a special election to fill a vacancy in the state legislature or the congress of the United States. House: Elections Reported from committee favorably without amendments
HB 869 64-0 (1975) Author: Powers, Pike Relating to the conduct, financing and funding of primary elections. House: Elections Reported from committee with substitute
HB 996 64-0 (1975) Author: Korioth, A.J. "Al" Relating to candidacy for public office; permitting a candidate to cross-file for the nomination of more than one political party, and permitting a candidate's name to appear on a general election ballot as the nominee of more than one political party or as both an independent candidate and the nominee of one or more political parties for the same office, subject to certain restrictions; also deleting outdated and superseded provisions on other subjects in statutes being amended. House: Elections Referred to subcommittee
HB 1043 64-0 (1975) Author: Lary, Camm Relating to the regulation and reporting of campaign contributions and expenditures in behalf of or in opposition to candidates for nomination or election to public office or in behalf of or in opposition to measures submitted to the voters, and to the regulation of political advertising; containing both civil and criminal penalties for violations. House: Elections Considered by subcommittee in formal meeting
HB 1174 64-0 (1975) Author: Gilley, Smith
Sponsor: Ogg, Jack
Requiring the county chairman of certain political parties to furnish lists of elected party nominees to the state chairmen. House: Elections
Senate: State Affairs
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HB 1227 64-0 (1975) Author: Jones, Luther Relating to a person making application for a place on the ballot at a special election held for the purpose of filling a vacancy; relating to the time by which such an application must be filed and the fee to accompany the application; relating to the proper place to file such an application and providing that the Secretary of State shall direct that the name and party affiliation of the applicant shall be printed on the official ballot; providing that the ballot shall be printed as indicated in Section 61 and marked as indicated in Section 62. House: Elections Referred to Committee on Elections
HB 1592 64-0 (1975) Author: Reynolds, Richard F. Relating to the content of the financial statement required to be filed by certain state officers, appointees, executive heads of state agencies, and candidates. House: State Affairs Referred to Committee on State Affairs
HB 1593 64-0 (1975) Author: Reynolds, Richard F. Relating to the content of the financial statement required to be filed by certain state officers, appointees, executive heads of state agencies, and candidates. House: State Affairs Referred to Committee on State Affairs
HB 1823 64-0 (1975) Author: Harris, Ed Setting a time limit for conducting the drawing to determine the order of names on the ballot in certain elections. House: Elections Reported from committee favorably without amendments
HB 1976 64-0 (1975) Author: Olson, Jr., Lyndon Relating to the filing of financial statements with the secretary of state by candidates for certain offices, and to the furnishing of lists of candidates to the secretary of state. House: Elections Referred to Committee on Elections
SB 641 64-0 (1975) Author: McKnight, Peyton
Sponsor: Hilliard, Bill
Relating to the application for a place on the ballot at a special election held for the purpose of filling a vacancy and the information to be included on the application; relating to the time and place for filing such an application and the fee or petition of voters to accompany the application; providing that in certain special elections the political party affiliation of the applicant shall be printed on the official ballot or the word "Independent" in appropriate cases; and making other provisions regarding the application and ballot in special elections. House: Elections
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90 day bill
SB 766 64-0 (1975) Author: Meier, Bill Relating to the regulating and reporting of campaign contributions and expenditures in behalf of or in opposition to candidates for nomination or election to public office or in behalf of or in opposition to measures submitted to the voters, and to the regulation of political advertising. Senate: State Affairs Referred to Subcommittee on Elections
HB 4 63-0 (1973) Author: Bynum, Ben
Sponsor: Meier, Bill
Regulating campaign contributions and expenditures and political advertising in behalf of or in opposition to candidates for nomination or election to public offices or in behalf of or in opposition to measures submitted to the voters; containing both civil and criminal penalties for violations. House: State Affairs
Senate: State Affairs
Signed by the Governor
HB 7 63-0 (1973) Author: Caldwell, Neil Relating to the candidacy of a Speaker of the House of Representatives to succeed himself and to soliciting or accepting pledges or promises for candidates for Speaker of the House of Representatives; amending the Revised Civil Statutes of Texas, 1925. House: Rules
Senate: Jurisprudence
Returned from the Senate
HB 8 63-0 (1973) Author: Allen, Joe
Sponsor: Gammage, R.A. "Bob"
Relating to contributions, loans, and expenditures for campaigns for the office of Speaker of the House of Representatives; providing penalties for violation. House: Rules
Senate: Jurisprudence
Signed by the Governor
HB 9 63-0 (1973) Author: Hendricks, Bob
Sponsor: Adams, Don
Relating to bribery with intent to influence votes for Speaker of the House of Representatives; providing for construction of the Act; providing penalties for violation. House: Rules
Senate: Jurisprudence
Signed by the Governor
HB 861 63-0 (1973) Author: Agnich, Fred Relating to campaign contributions and expenditures of a candidate for the office of United States Senator or United State Representative. House: Elections Sent to Calendar Committee
HB 1031 63-0 (1973) Author: Poff, Jr., Bryan Relating to candidacy in elections to fill offices; regulating the procedures where a candidate dies, withdraws, declines a nomination, or is declared ineligible before the election. House: Elections Committee hearing date
HB 1169 63-0 (1973) Author: Barnhart, Ray A. Pertaining to filing for office at city or town elections. House: Elections Amendments
HB 1382 63-0 (1973) Author: Denton, Lane Relating to write-in candidacy for public office. House: Elections Referred to Committee on Elections
HB 1529 63-0 (1973) Author: Harris, Ed Providing for a Voters' Information Pamphlet; amending the Texas Election Code by adding Section 8; and declaring an emergency. House: Elections Subcommittee hearing date
HB 1607 63-0 (1973) Author: McAlister, R.B. Relating to the filing of statements of income by candidates for certain public offices; amending the Texas Election Code by adding Section 244a; and declaring an emergency. House: State Affairs Subcommittee hearing date
SB 68 63-0 (1973) Author: Mauzy, Oscar Relating to recording and reporting of campaign contributions and expenditures by candidates for public office. Senate: Intergovernmental Relations Sent to subcommittee
SB 174 63-0 (1973) Author: Jones, Grant Relating to candidacy for public office; permitting a person to run an office as the nominee of more than one political party or as both an independent candidate and the nominee of one or more political parties. Senate: State Affairs Reported favorably
SB 284 63-0 (1973) Author: Mauzy, Oscar Relating to the conduct and financing of primary elections for nomination of candidates by political parties; the procedures for making nominations by other methods; the organization, officers, conventions, and other affairs of political parties; nonpartisan or independent candidacy in elections held by counties, cities, and other political subdivisions; and related matters; containing penal provisions. Senate: State Affairs Sent to subcommittee
SB 541 63-0 (1973) Author: Mengden, Walter Relating to a newspaper assailing a candidate in an election; requiring fairness; space for reply and providing penalties. Senate: Jurisprudence Reported favorably
SB 761 63-0 (1973) Author: Ogg, Jack Pertaining to filing for office at city or town elections; and declaring an emergency. Senate: Intergovernmental Relations Rules failed to suspend
SB 783 63-0 (1973) Author: Ogg, Jack Amending certain sections of the Election Code relating to nominations for the general election. Senate: State Affairs Committee substitute
HB 47 62-0 (1971) Author: Presnal, Bill Relating to limiting the amount of campaign expenditures by or on behalf of a candidate for public office; providing civil and criminal penalties for violation.
HB 109 62-0 (1971) Author: Earthman, Jim Relating to the procedure for becoming a write-in candidate in certain elections and to the counting and canvassing of votes cast for write-in candidates and unopposed candidates.
HB 421 62-0 (1971) Author: Poff, Jr., Bryan Relating to public disclosure of financial interests and other information by all candidates for the Texas Legislature and all candidates for statewide elected office not to include judges and candidates for federal office.
HB 1437 62-0 (1971) Author: Orr, Fred
Sponsor: Brooks, Chet
Relating to eligibility of candidates for all elected public offices of cities of any class.
HB 1865 62-0 (1971) Author: Lemmon, Ray Relating to enacting temporary provisions relating to the method of conducting and financing primary elections, and to the fees, assessments, and deposits levied against candidates.
SB 314 62-0 (1971) Author: McKool, Mike Relating to the charges made for political advertising and for public opinion polls conducted for candidates for public office.
SB 610 62-0 (1971) Author: McKool, Mike Relating to deposit to accompany application for place on the ballot.
HB 5 62-1 (1971) Author: Jones, Grant Relating to enacting temporary provisions relating to the method of conducting and financing primary elections and to the fees, assessments, and deposits levied against candidates; providing penalties; making the Act effective only upon the occurrence of certain conditions and fixing the expiration date if the Act becomes effective.
HB 12 62-1 (1971) Author: Lemmon, Ray Relating to enacting temporary provisions relating to the method of conducting and financing primary elections and to the fees, assessments, and deposits levied against candidates, making the Act effective only upon the existence of certain conditions and fixing the expiration date if the Act becomes effective.
SB 3 62-1 (1971) Author: Creighton, Tom Relating to amending the Texas Election Codeand enacting temporary provisions for conducting and financing primary elections, fees, assessment of cadidates, ect.
SB 5 62-1 (1971) Author: McKool, Mike Relating to amending The Election Code relative to time and methods of administering, conducting, and financing primary elections.
SB 15 62-1 (1971) Author: Hall, Ralph | et. al. Relating to the filing of finacial statements by candidates for certain offices.
SCR 7 62-1 (1971) Author: Creighton, Tom Recalling H.B. No.5 from the House of Representatives for further consideration.
SB 46 62-4 (1972)
SB 47 62-4 (1972)
HB 50 61-0 (1969) Author: Graves, Curtis M. | et. al. Relating to amending the Texas Election Code to require the placing of a separate number beside the name of each candidate in certain elections, applying to paper ballots, voting machines, and electronic voting systems.
HB 404 61-0 (1969) Author: Nowlin, James | et. al. Relating to amending the Texas Election Code pertaining to the filing deadline for nominations in party primaries.
HB 1194 61-0 (1969) Author: Archer, Jr., William Reynolds "Bill" Relating to amending the Texas Election Code relating to the appointment of watchers by candidates.
SB 376 61-0 (1969) Author: Mauzy, Oscar Relating to amending the Texas Election Code relative to extending the deadline for filing for office upon the death of a candidate.
SB 454 61-0 (1969) Author: Berry, Virgil E. "Red" Relating to amending the Texas Election Code relative to assessment of candidates in primary elections in certain counties and refund of those assessments in certain circumstances; prescribing a penalty for illegal refunds.
HB 161 60-0 (1967) Author: Schiller, Milton Joe | et. al. Relating to filing fees for candidates for the office of State Representative; adding Section 194a to the Texas Election Code.
HB 1092 60-0 (1967) Author: Atwell, Ben Relating to amending the Election Code of Texas relating to the filing fees for candidates for State Representative or State Senator and assessments of candidates for precinct, county and district offices and the office of Congress in primary elections in certain counties.
SB 139 60-0 (1967) Author: Watson, Jr., Murray Relating to amending the Texas Election Code relating to the death or declination of a nominee or candidate before an election.
SB 155 60-0 (1967) Author: Berry, Virgil E. "Red" Relating to amending the Texas Election Code relative to assessment of certain candidates in primary elections in certain counties and refund of those assessments in certain circumstances; prescribing a penalty for illegal refunds.
SB 388 60-0 (1967) Author: Brooks, Chet Relating amending the Texas Election Code relating to filing fees for candidates for State Senator.
HB 150 59-0 (1965) Author: Traeger, John | et. al. Relating to amending the Texas Election Code to change the date on which the returns are canvassed and election certificates are issued to persons elected to the State Senate and House of Representatives.
HB 365 59-0 (1965) Author: McLaughlin, Jack Ray | et. al. Relating to filing fees for candidates for State Representative or State Senator in primary elections in counties having a certain population; amending the Texas Election Code.
HB 468 59-0 (1965) Author: Berry, Virgil E. "Red" Relating to filing fees for candidates for State Representative or State Senator in primary elections in certain counties; amending the Texas Election Code.
HB 511 59-0 (1965) Author: Lewis, Ben H. Relating to filing fees for judges of district and criminal district courts and for justices of courts of civil appeals; amending the Texas Election Code.
SB 243 59-0 (1965) Author: Hightower, Jack Relating to amending the Election Code by prescribing the conditions necessary for election of a write-in candidate to an office for which no candidate's name was printed on the ballot at the general election for the state, district, county, and precinct offices.
HB 279 58-0 (1963) Author: Bridges, Ronald Wayne Relating to amending the Texas Election Code to place a limitation upon the amount of campaign expenditures in elections for certain offices, and providing civil and criminal penalties for violation; excepting elections ordered before the effective date of the Act.
HB 419 58-0 (1963) Author: Garrison, Donald E. "Don" | et. al. Relating to providing that the name of a candidate who is a nominee of more than two (2) or more political parties may appear two (2) or more times on the official ballot.
HB 458 58-0 (1963) Author: Harris, O.H. | et. al. Relating to amending the Texas Election Code so as to eliminate the possibility of a candidate's name appearing more than once upon the official ballot in case he has been nominated for the office of President or Vice-President of the United States and also for an office requiring a state-wide vote for election.
HB 468 58-0 (1963) Author: Parker, Carl Relating to making illegal the soliciting or accepting pledges, promises or obligations for the Office of Speaker of the House of Representatives prior to the general election immediately preceding that session of the Legislature during which candidates for said office would preside if elected; providing for penalties for violation thereof.
HB 763 58-0 (1963) Author: Shipley, Donald K. Relating to amending the Election Code to provide that any person who holds any elected State, county precinct or municipal office shall be ineligible to be a candidate for any other office unless he resigns from the office so held, prior to the filing date for the primary election for such office sought.
HB 1084 58-0 (1963) Author: Berry, Virgil E. "Red" Relating to amending the Election Code relative to filing fees for candidates for State Representative or State Senator in primary elections in certain counties.
HJR 37 58-0 (1963) Author: Walker, Bill Newton "Billy" Relating to proposing a constitutional amendment to require every person holding an elective office of this state or of the United States to resign from such office before being eligible to be a candidate for any other elective office.
SB 369 58-0 (1963) Author: Moore, W.T. "Bill" Relating to requiring the filing of records containing certain information by those who conduct public opinion polls regarding candidates or prospective candidates for political office, when the results of such polls are published; providing penalties for violations; providing a cause of action for any person if a polling organization maliciously publishes or submits for publication any erroneous statement or set of figures with the intent to diminish such person's chances or expectations for election to political office.
HB 13 57-0 (1961) Author: Martin, Lloyd C. | et. al. Relating to regulating the soliciting and receiving of funds for political activity by State officials, employees, Senators and Representatives; regulating the giving or receiving of funds by State officials and employees; prohibiting the solicitation or collection of funds for political purposes from State officials and employees on State property; prohibiting the promotion, demotion or discharge of State officials and employees because of political activity of lack thereof; prohibiting the selling of a State official's or employee's vote; providing penalties.
HB 92 57-0 (1961) Author: Connell, Jr., Jack W. Relating to amending an Article of the Election Code relating to fees charged candidates for nomination for State Senator or Representative for having name placed on the primary ballot.
HB 155 57-0 (1961) Author: Dewey, Jr., Brownrigg Hefferron "Browny" Relating to amending the Election Code relating filing fees and expenses charged candidates for nomination for State Representative or State Senator for primary elections.
HB 239 57-0 (1961) Author: Harrington, D. Roy | et. al. Relating to amending the Election Code to provide for the filing applications for nomination by candidates of political parties making nominations for State, district and county offices by convention.
HB 358 57-0 (1961) Author: Dungan, William Taylor "Bill" | et. al. Relating to regulating the conduct of the election of Speaker of the House of Representatives; providing penalties.
HB 675 57-0 (1961) Author: Johnson, Sr., Robert Ellis "Bob; Big Daddy" | et. al. Relating to amending a certain Act providing for increase of the filing fee for candidacy for Statewide offices.
HB 771 57-0 (1961) Author: Green, Howard Lemuel Relating to amending a certain Act relating to assessments and filing fees in certain primary elections, to provide for certain filing fees in Special Elections for the offices of United States Senator and United States Representative.
HJR 6 57-0 (1961) Author: Walker, Bill Newton "Billy" | et. al. Relating to proposing an amendment to the Constitution of Texas requiring every elective officer of the State or of the United States who has been elected in a state-wide election, or any Member of the State Legislature, or any Member of the United States Congress elected from this State, to resign before being eligible to be a candidate for any other elective office of this State or of the United States other than the one which he holds.
SB 350 57-0 (1961) Author: Hardeman, Dorsey B. Relating to amending the Election Code of Texas relating to filing fees for candidates for all state-wide elections.
SB 451 57-0 (1961) Author: Baker, Robert W. | et. al. Relating to amending the Texas Election Code to provide for increased assessments for candidates for the office of State Senator and State Representative in counties having a population of nine hundred thousand (900,000) or more.
HB 84 57-3 (1962) Author: Floyd, Jr., Paul W. | et. al. Relating to amending the Texas Election Code providing for increased assessments for candidates for the office of State Senator and State Representative in certain counties.
SB 44 57-3 (1962) Author: Parkhouse, George M. | et. al. Relating to amending the Texas Election Code relating to the filing fees of candidates for office in counties having a population of one million (1,000,000) or more, according to the last preceding Federal Census; and in counties having a population of not less than six hundred thousand (600,000) and not more than one million (1,000,000) according to the last preceding Federal Census, and relating to the filing fees of candidates for State Representative in State Representative Districts containing eight (8) and not more than nine (9) or more counties.
HB 477 56-0 (1959) Author: Strickland, Robert L. "Bob" | et. al. Relating to amending the Texas Election Code so as to fix $300.00 per county as the maximum amount that a candidate for nomination for State Senator or Representative may be required to pay to the County Executive Committee to have his name placed on the primary ballot in counties having a population of more than 350,000 as determined by the last preceding Federal Census.
HB 586 56-0 (1959) Author: Johnston, Dean Francis Relating to amending the Texas Election Code to provide for assessments of candidates in counties of 800,000 or more inhabitants, providing that any excess in the cost of holding elections over and above the assessments herein authorized shall be paid by the County if certain conditions are met.
HB 587 56-0 (1959) Author: Johnston, Dean Francis Relating to amending the Texas Election Code relating to filing fees and time of payment by candidates in counties having more than 800,000 population.
HB 771 56-0 (1959) Author: Dugas, Jr., Louis Relating to amending the Election Code relating to write-in voting in the primaries.
SB 458 56-0 (1959) Author: Hardeman, Dorsey B. | et. al. Relating to amending the Election Code so as to provide that in instances where a person is nominated for President or Vice President of the United States and also for an office requiring a state-wide vote election, the name of such person may appear on the official ballot as a candidate for both such offices.
HB 603 55-0 (1957) Author: Cotten, James M. | et. al. Relating to permitting Members of the Legislature and nominees for the office of State Senator or State Representative to attend certain political conventions as nonparticipating observers.
HB 608 55-0 (1957) Author: Moore, Sr., Carlton | et. al. Relating to amending the Texas Election Code so as to fix a filing fee for candidates for nomination for State Representative in primary elections in counties having a population of more than four hundred and five thousand.
HJR 42 55-0 (1957) Author: Kennard, Don Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of Texas to provide that no person shall be a candidate for any elective federal, state, district, county or precinct office, with certain exceptions, who holds any other office or position honor, trust or profit, under this State or the United States.
SB 172 55-0 (1957) Author: Fly, William S. "Bill" Relating to prohibiting State employees including members of Legislature from taking money or property or persons from offering same to appear before State Departments, agencies or bureaus.
SB 447 55-0 (1957) Author: Bracewell, Jr., Joseph Searcy Relating to limiting the filing fees of candidates for office in counties of eight hundred thousand (800,000) or more; providing for the time of payment of filing fees for State Senator and State Representative.
HB 22 54-0 (1955) Author: Crosthwait, John L. Relating to amending the Election Code of Texas relating to assessments against candidates for State Senator or State Representative in primary elections.
HB 45 54-0 (1955) Author: Maverick, Jr., Fontaine Maury | et. al. Relating to amending the Election Code of the State of Texas, providing that the name of no candidate shall appear more than once upon the official ballot, except as a candidate for two (2) or more offices permitted by the Constitution to be held by the same person.
HB 113 54-0 (1955) Author: Sandahl, Jr., Charles L. | et. al. Relating to amending the Election Code of the State of Texas relating to statements of campaign contributions and expenditures to be filed by candidates.
HB 121 54-0 (1955) Author: Joseph, Jr., Thomas R. "Tom" | et. al. Relating to amending the Texas Election Code so as to require party committee holding primary elections in this State to certify as party nominees and/or as members of the County Committee all unopposed candidates without printing that race and candidate upon the primary ballot, to limit the fees to be charged for placing the name of the candidate upon the primary election ballot.
HB 209 54-0 (1955) Author: Joseph, Jr., Thomas R. "Tom" | et. al. Relating to the time of filing requests to have the names of candidates placed on a primary election ballot; amending the Texas Election Code so as to fix a deadline of 5 o'clock p.m. on the last day for filing requests.
HB 360 54-0 (1955) Author: Pyle, Joe Relating to amending the Texas Election Code by changing the date for assessment of the costs of holding the general primary election and by changing the date for payment of such assessments.
SB 78 54-0 (1955) Author: Kelley, Rogers Relating to amending the Election Code of the State of Texas relating to assessments and filing fees of candidates in primary elections; changing the basis of assessment and the method of payment of the filing fee for candidates for Justice of the Court of Civil Appeals in primary elections; fixing the filing fee for the office of Lieutenant Governor; fixing the time for payment of fees.
SB 262 54-0 (1955) Author: Latimer, Oswald E. "Ozzie" Relating to amending the Election Code of the State of Texas to provide that the name of no candidate shall appear more than once upon the official ballot, except as a candidate for two (2) or more offices permitted by the Constitution to be held by the same person.
HB 50 53-0 (1953) Author: Downer, Albert Dee | et. al. Relating to amending the Election Code of the State of Texas, to provide that the name of no candidate shall appear more than once upon the official ballot, except as a candidate for two (2) or more offices permitted by the Constitution to be held by the same person.
HB 587 53-0 (1953) Author: Banks, Jr., Clinton Stanley | et. al. Relating to amending the Texas Election Code, regulating write-in candidates in elections held in this State and prescribing the method for becoming a write-in candidate; providing for the form of the ballot on voting machines where no person has qualified as a write-in candidate for an office; providing that irregular ballots cast on voting machines shall be counted only in the event they are cast for persons who have duly qualified as write-in candidates.
HB 76 52-0 (1951) Author: Tufares, Deno Arthur Relating to amending certain statutes so as to provide that no person who has been elected to an executive, administrative, judicial or legislative public office in the State of Texas for a term of more than two (2) years shall be eligible to run for nomination or election to any other public office the term of which would begin before the expiration of the term of the original office to which such person was elected, without first resigning from such original office.
SB 382 52-0 (1951) Author: Fuller, Jep S. | et. al. Relating to fixing the filing fees of candidates for nomination for State Senator in certain senatorial districts.
SB 407 52-0 (1951) Author: Vick, Kyle A. Relating to amending certain statutes prescribing the requirements of the official ballot which shall be used in all elections by the people, and providing that the name of no person shall appear as a candidate for more than one office except as a candidate for two or more offices permitted by the Constitution to be held by the same person.
HB 129 51-0 (1949) Author: Tufares, Deno Arthur | et. al. Relating to providing that no person who has been elected or appointed to an executive, administrative, judicial or legislative public office in the State of Texas for a term of more than two (2) years shall be eligible to run for nomination or election to any other public office the term of which would begin before the expiration of the term of the original office to which such person was elected or appointed, without first resigning from such original office; repealing all laws in conflict; providing a saving clause.
HB 148 51-0 (1949) Author: McGregor, Frank Bobbitt Relating to providing that no candidate's name for nomination by any political party at primary elections for any county and precinct office, and for any district office and for any member of the State Legislature, and for any office to be nominated by the vote of the voters of the while State, unless he has paid the expense for holding such primary elections assessed against him by the County Executive Committee of such party, and also the expense as fixed by law for the nomination of candidates for such offices.
HB 222 51-0 (1949) Author: Bell, Marshall O. | et. al. Relating to amending a previous Act, requiring that where a candidate for a State office, or a candidate for Chief Justice or Associate Justice of a Court of Civil Appeals, already holds (either by election or appointment) the office for which he is a candidate, his name and county of residence shall be immediately followed on the ballot by the words "For Reelection".
HB 223 51-0 (1949) Author: Bell, Marshall O. | et. al. Relating to amending an Article by adding thereto a provision that where a person is a candidate to succeed himself in an office he holds (either by election or appointment) the request to have his name placed on the official ballot for a general primary shall state that he is then holding the office and is a candidate to succeed himself, and also adding a provision that if the candidate seeks an office then held by him (either by election or appointment), the certificate from the chairman of the State committee to the county chairmen shall include the words "For Reelection" immediately following his name and county of residence.
HB 559 51-0 (1949) Author: Williams, Eugene C. Relating to repealing previous Statutes relating to election laws.
HB 601 51-0 (1949) Author: Reed, William Otey | et. al. Relating to amending a previous Act, providing that no person shall have his name appear upon an official ballot as a candidate at a general election, primary election or a special election unless and until he shall file a loyalty affidavit with the same person with whom the law requires him to file his application for a place on the ballot as a candidate for office at a general, primary, or special election; providing for a saving clause; providing this Act shall repeal all laws or parts of laws in conflict herewith.
HB 130 50-0 (1947) Author: Senterfitt, Reuben E. Relating to amending a previous Act, providing certain restrictions as to the casting of absentee ballots by persons affected by Senate Bill No. 197, Acts Forty-ninth Legislature; repealing all laws and parts of laws in conflict.
HB 469 50-0 (1947) Author: Ridgeway, Jack F. | et. al. Relating to amending a previous Act, requiring that all county officials and district officials in counties in which such district is composed of only one (1) county to be nominated by majority vote; repealing all laws in conflict.
HB 488 50-0 (1947) Author: Aynesworth, Jake K. Relating to amending a previous Act, to fix the amount to be paid by candidates for certain offices to County Executive Committees in certain counties, for expenses of holding primaries; providing that this Act shall not repeal, amend or affect certain other Acts; providing a severable and a saving clause.
HB 708 50-0 (1947) Author: Hughes, Jr., Edward P. | et. al. Relating to amending certain Articles by providing that no person who advocates the overthrow by force or violence or change by unconstitutional means of the present constitutional from of government, shall be eligible to have his or her name printed on any official ballot used in general, special or primary elections.
HB 730 50-0 (1947) Author: Willis, Phillip LaFrance Relating to amending a previous Act, providing that no candidate's name for nomination at primary elections for county or precinct office shall be placed upon the ballot unless he has paid the expense for holding such primary elections, and also the expense as fixed by law for the nomination of candidates for such offices; amending and repealing certain Articles relating to assessing and fixing such expense; repealing all laws in conflict.
HB 822 50-0 (1947) Author: Moore, Sr., Carlton | et. al. Relating to amending a previous Act, requiring the payment of a fee by candidates for State offices in special elections.
HB 826 50-0 (1947) Author: Heflin, James McDonald Relating to amending a certain Article by adding thereto a provision that in cities having a certain population and the charter of which provides a method for the filing of candidates for city offices, such charter provision shall control.
SB 383 50-0 (1947) Author: Tynan, Walter Relating to amending a previous Act, by eliminating therefrom the requirement that independent candidates for nomination for city office be required to file a petition of five (5%) per cent of the entire vote cast in such city or town at the last general election; repealing all laws in conflict.
SB 387 50-0 (1947) Author: Cousins, Jr., Wilfred Roy Relating to amending a previous Act, so as to provide that where a candidate has been nominated for the same office by more than one political party, his name shall appear on the official ballot under the heading of each party so nominating him; repealing all laws or parts of laws in conflict herewith.
HB 106 49-0 (1945) Author: Cato, Arthur Relating to providing that any person as owner, employee, or representative of any radio station who sells, leases, or gives an option on any radio time or services for any purpose designed to advance or defeat the candidacy of any person for State Office, must make a report within three (3) days to the Secretary of State; providing a penalty for the violation of any provision of this Act.
HB 128 49-0 (1945) Author: Hoyo, John C. Relating to amending certain Statutes regulating elections and governing nomination of candidates applicable to political parties whose candidate for Governor shall have received less than 30% of the votes, etc.
HB 580 49-0 (1945) Author: Hoyo, John C. Relating to amending certain Statutes so as to change the time in which requests for names to be printed on the official ballot shall be filed.
SB 60 49-0 (1945) Author: Spears, J. Franklin Relating to amending certain Statutes to eliminate the requirement that candidates for presidential electors shall have their names printed on the ticket, and to provide in lieu thereof that the names of the candidates for President and Vice-President, respectively, of the Political Parties shall appear on the official ballot at the heads of their respective tickets.
SB 312 49-0 (1945) Author: Vick, Kyle A. Relating to providing that the official ballots to be used in primary or general elections shall designate places for nominations for candidates for two or more state offices of the same classification.
HB 290 48-0 (1943) Author: Knight, Roger A. Relating to providing that any person as owner, employee, or representative of any radio station who sells, leases, or gives an option on any radio time or services for any purpose designed to advance or defeat the candidacy of any person for State office, must make a report within three (3) days to the Secretary of State; providing a penalty for the violation of any provision of this Act.
HB 292 48-0 (1943) Author: Bell, Marshall O. | et. al. Relating to repealing certain Act fixing a filing fee of candidates for Congress in certain counties.
HB 301 48-0 (1943) Author: Green, Albert N. | et. al. Relating to amending certain Statutes so as to fix the final filing date of all those running for State offices and certain district offices, on the third Monday in May preceding the general primary.
HB 393 48-0 (1943) Author: Wood, Hugh N. | et. al. Relating to amending certain Statutes by providing that no person who has been elected or appointed to an executive or administrative public office in the State of Texas for a term of more than two (2) years shall be eligible to run for nomination or election to any other public office the term of which would begin before the expiration of the term of the original office to which such person was elected or appointed, without first resigning from such original office.
HB 478 48-0 (1943) Author: Bond, Thomas R. Relating to amending Statutes by requiring all State, county, district, and precinct candidates in any primary election to pay his proportioned part of the expenses of holding primary elections throughout the State of Texas.
HB 561 48-0 (1943) Author: Klingeman, Fred V. Relating to regulating corrupt practices relating to elections and limiting expenditures in regard to elections.
HB 595 48-0 (1943) Author: Hoyo, John C. Relating to further regulating elections and governing the nomination of candidates; providing a severability clause.
HJR 4 48-0 (1943) Author: Cato, Arthur Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the State of Texas regulating the eligibility of civil officers and employees of this State as candidates for nomination for, or election to, an elective office of honor, trust or emolument.
SB 26 48-0 (1943) Author: Lovelady, Karl L. Relating to controlling and regulating the marketing of campaign contributions and the expenditure of monies in connection with the candidacy of persons for nomination for election and elections in this State; defining offenses and prescribing the punishment therefor.
HB 202 47-0 (1941) Author: Hargis, William B. | et. al. Relating to amending the Revised Civil Statutes relative to providing for the service of notice in a primary election contest upon the opposing candidate, by providing that such notice may be served upon the agent or attorney of the opposing candidate, or by leaving the notice with some person over the age of sixteen (16) years at the usual place of residence or business of the opposing candidate.
HB 203 47-0 (1941) Author: Hargis, William B. | et. al. Relating to amending the Revised Civil Statutes providing that service upon the contestee in a primary nomination contest may be had upon the agent or attorney of the contestee, or by leaving such notice with some person over the age of sixteen (16) years at the usual place of residence or business of the contestee, or his last address.
HB 222 47-0 (1941) Author: Benton, J. A. "Captain" | et. al. Relating to amending the Revised Civil Statutes relative to prescribing additional requirements for the official ballot in general elections; and providing that certain persons shall not be permitted to have their names on the official ballot.
HB 520 47-0 (1941) Author: Weatherford, S. William "Bill" | et. al. Relating to providing that in certain counties a candidate in a primary election for State Representative shall not have his name placed on the ballot until he has paid a fee not to exceed Fifty Dollars ($50).
HB 623 47-0 (1941) Author: McAlister, Obel L. Relating to restraining persons from holding a State elective or appointive office and being a candidate for another State office during his term of office, with certain exceptions.
HB 676 47-0 (1941) Author: Alsup, Lon E. Relating to amending a certain Article of the Revised Civil Statutes by fixing maximum charges to be paid by candidates for State Senator or State Representative, or Chief Justice, or Associate Justice of a Court of Civil Appeals, or for Representative in Congress, or for any other district office upon application to have name placed on primary ballot.
HB 692 47-0 (1941) Author: Daniel, Sr., Marion Price | et. al. Relating to amending a certain Article of the Revised Civil Statutes providing that no person who has been elected or appointed to an executive or administrative public office for a term of more than two (2) years shall be eligible to run for nomination or election to any other public office for certain term without first resigning from such original office.
HB 734 47-0 (1941) Author: Cato, Arthur Relating to providing amount of payment to the County Executive Committee in order to have name placed on official ballot for State Representative in certain counties.
HB 857 47-0 (1941) Author: Chambers, William R. "Bill" Relating to amending certain Articles of the Revised Civil Statutes by providing certain changes with respect to the canvass of election returns by the county executive committee; providing certain changes in the conduct of elections, for the determining of nominees, and for the prosecution of election contests.
HB 934 47-0 (1941) Author: Kinard, DeWitt Edward Relating to providing amount of payment to the Executive Committee in order to have the name placed on official ballot for Representative in certain counties.
HB 1032 47-0 (1941) Author: Lock, Ottis E. Relating to providing that candidates for nomination for State Representative in a primary election in certain counties shall be required to pay a fee not to exceed Thirty Dollars ($30) to the County Executive Committee.
HJR 4 47-0 (1941) Author: Lehman, Henry G. "Bud" | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment regulating the eligibility of civil officers and employees of this State as candidates for nomination for, or election to, an elective office of honor, trust, or emolument.
SB 25 47-0 (1941) Author: Lemens, Vernon Relating to amending certain Article prescribing additional requirements for the official ballot in general elections.
SB 165 47-0 (1941) Author: Chadick, T. C. Relating to protecting and preserving the political and seniority rights of employees who enter the military service or are absent in a political candidacy; providing fines and penalties for the violation of this Act.
SB 272 47-0 (1941) Author: Lanning, Royston Conrad "Doc" | et. al. Relating to amending certain Chapter of the Revised Civil Statutes providing that no person who has been elected or appointed to an executive or administrative public office in the State shall be eligible to run for nomination or election to any other public office without first resigning from the original office.
HB 507 46-0 (1939) Author: Dowell, Maurice Hood Relating to prohibiting persons who may purchase municipal bonds, or persons who are connected with any firm or corporation which may purchase such bonds from holding any elective city office.
HB 645 46-0 (1939) Author: Holland, Arthur Lawson Relating to amending a certain Article with reference to filing applications by candidates for district offices.
HB 700 46-0 (1939) Author: Celaya, Augustine Relating to providing that no newspaper, magazine, or other publication, published daily, biweekly, weekly, monthly, or otherwise, shall sell, solicit, bargain for, offer, or accept political advertisements for money, other consideration, or favors, from more than one candidate for any or all political offices, unless such publication shall have been published and circulated generally for at least twelve (12) months next preceding the acceptance of such political advertisement; providing a penalty for the breach of this Act.
HB 721 46-0 (1939) Author: Dickison, Prentis E. | et. al. Relating to providing limitation on money expended by members of the Legislature as campaign expenses in certain counties.
HB 722 46-0 (1939) Author: Dickison, Prentis E. | et. al. Relating to providing for the sum of money required for placing names on the primary ballot in certain counties.
HB 763 46-0 (1939) Author: Daniel, Sr., Marion Price Relating to amending a certain Article to provide the order in which the officers and candidates for office shall appear on the official ballots, making such order uniform.
HB 1020 46-0 (1939) Author: Hamilton, Ed B. Relating to providing amount of payment to the Executive Committee, in order to have name placed on ticket for Representative in certain counties.
HB 1061 46-0 (1939) Author: Clark, Lester Relating to providing amount of payment to the Executive Committee in order to have the name placed on official ballot for Representative and Flotorial Representative and Flotorial Representative No. 2 in certain counties.
HJR 42 46-0 (1939) Author: Bray, Clayton Proposing a constitutional amendment providing State, District and County officers shall take office on first day of month succeeding month in which general election is held.
SJR 7 46-0 (1939) Author: Hill, Jr., Joe Lafayette Proposing a constitutional amendment requiring certain state officials to resign from office in order to become eligible as a candidate for Governor of Texas.
HB 982 45-0 (1937) Relating to increasing primary election filing fees for legislative candidates in six largest counties, to $150 in Dallas, Harris and Bexar, $50 in Tarrant, El Paso and Jefferson.
HB 1021 45-0 (1937) Relating to fixing and limiting expenses of candidates for Representative in the State Legislature in primary elections in counties of more than one hundred thousand (100,000) inhabitants, according to the last preceding Federal Census.
SB 491 45-0 (1937) Relating to limiting the amount of money to be assessed against candidates for Congress in districts composed of one county, when the population is more than three hundred twenty thousand (320,000) inhabitants, and less than three hundred fifty thousand (350,000), and when the population is more than two hundred ninety-two thousand (292,000) inhabitants, and less than three hundred thousand (300,000), according to the last preceding and any future Federal Census.
HB 200 44-0 (1935) Author: Colquitt, Rawlins M. | et. al. Relating to political advertising.
HB 457 42-0 (1931) Author: Adams, F. P. "Pat" Relating to amending certain statutes relating to contests of nominations for office in primary elections, so as to provide for an appeal to the Court of Civil Appeals from the judgment of the district court or judge in all cases of such contests.
SB 453 42-0 (1931) Author: Poage, William Robert "Bob" Relating to providing that all election returns, in cases of election of State Senators, shall be made to the Secretary of State and that the Secretary of State shall receive the returns and count the votes, and issue certificates of election to persons receiving the highest number of votes for Senator at any election in their respective districts.
HB 54 40-0 (1927) Author: McGill, Joseph | et. al. Relating to amending Article 3116 of the revised Civil Statutes; regarding regulating the assessment of candidates for the payment of primary expenses.
HB 76 40-0 (1927) Author: Sinks, Ed R. | et. al. Relating to amending Title 50, Chapter 13 of the Revised Civil Statutes relating to Primary Elections.
SB 58 40-0 (1927) Author: Berkeley, Benjamin Franklin Relating to regulating the assessment of candidates for the payment of primary expenses and providing that no candidate's name shall be placed upon ballot unless he shall have paid his share of such expense so as to limit the amount required to be paid by candidates for Chief Justice or Associate Justice of a Court of Civil Appeals, or for representative in Congress or for district judge or district attorney or any other district office in representative or judicial districts composed of four or more counties.
HB 64 39-0 (1925) Author: McGill, Joseph Relating to amending certain statute so as to regulate the assessment of candidates for the payment of primary expenses and to provide that no candidate's name shall be placed upon the ballot unless he shall have paid his share of such expense, and that no candidate shall be required to pay any sum other than as herein provided to have his name placed upon such ballot. House: State Affairs
HB 122 38-3 (1923) Author: Merriman, James Otho Relating to providing that no candidate for State Senator or State Representative shall be required to pay more than one dollar as his portion of the estimated expenses of holding the primary election at which such candidate is seeking nominations.
HB 14 37-0 (1921) Author: Stephens, Caulie R. Relating to a certain Act regarding the nomination of candidates by political parties.
SB 70 37-0 (1921) Author: Carlock, Sr., Robert Lee Relating to the nomination of candidates for judicial offices by convention plan.
HB 14 36-0 (1919) Author: Thompson, R. D. Relating to providing for holding primary elections in this State; providing for the nomination by political parties of candidates for President and Vice-President of the United States; providing methods for contesting nominations in primary elections; providing methods for enforcing the provisions of this Act, defining violations thereof, and prescribing penalties therefor.
HB 16 36-0 (1919) Author: Thompson, R. D. Relating to providing for organizing political or campaign committees, authorizing same to receive and disburse funds in political campaigns, and requiring reports thereof to be made; providing that all candidates for nominations to office in primary elections shall have their campaign expenses limited; providing for certificate from candidates evidencing their acceptance of the organization and services of their campaign committee; defining violations of this Act, and prescribing penalties therefor.
SB 5 36-0 (1919) Author: Buchanan, Arren C. Relating to amending certain articles prescribing eligibility of state, county, precinct and municipal officers of this State, and prohibiting issuance of certificates of election to any one ineligible to hold office in this State and prohibiting the issuance of certificates of party nominations of ineligible candidates and prohibiting the placing of the name of any ineligible candidate upon the ballot for any general or special election.
SB 120 36-0 (1919) Author: Westbrook, Ed | et. al. Relating to preventing the control of Primary Elections by the use of money, and to regulate and limit the expenditure of money to promote or defeat the candidacy of persons for nomination for office in primary elections in this State, and providing penalties for violation of this Act.
SB 129 36-0 (1919) Author: Dayton, George W. Relating to providing for the nomination of candidates in primary elections in this State, at one election, providing for "first" and "second choice" at same primary election; providing form of ballot to be used at primary elections; providing how candidates may have their names placed on the ballot; providing how first and second votes shall be counted, etc.
SB 152 36-0 (1919) Author: Johnston, Rienzi Melville Relating to providing that the nominations by political parties of candidates for office of cities, of counties, or of subdivisions of counties and of districts where their territorial extent is limited to a particular county or part of same, shall be made either by a party convention or by a party primary election as now provided by law, ad that the nominations by political parties of candidates for all other offices shall be made by a primary convention held under the control and direction of the proper executive committee of the particular political party.
SB 185 36-0 (1919) Author: Woods, James Hollins Relating to amending certain article of the Penal Code forbidding candidates for office and other persons from paying the poll taxes of others by striking out the words "candidates for office," and changing the penalty. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Jurisprudence
SB 248 36-0 (1919) Author: McNealus, James Clayton | et. al. Relating to amending certain statutes so as to provide that candidate of political parties casting 100,000 or more votes in the next preceding election shall be nominated by a majority of the votes cast in a primary election. Senate: Privileges and Elections
SB 119 36-2 (1919) Author: Buchanan, Arren C. Relating to amending certain laws so as to prohibit the issuance of certificates of party nominations of ineligible candidate, and prohibiting the placing of the name of any ineligible candidate upon the ballot for any general or special election.
HB 4 35-0 (1917) Author: Holland, Robert H. | et. al. Relating to defining "mooching" and "boostering" in relation to political candidates; prescribing certain penalties.
HB 87 35-0 (1917) Author: Thompson, R. D. Relating to providing that all candidates for nomination in primary elections shall have their campaign expenses limited; providing for reports of all receipts and disbursements and for the purposes for which disbursements may be made; defining violations and prescribing penalties.
HB 258 35-0 (1917) Author: Murrell, Jesse C. | et. al. Relating to limiting the amount and purpose of campaign expenses that candidates for public office may incur and providing that every candidate shall include in his expense account an averment of compliance; providing for punishment.
SB 193 35-0 (1917) Author: Dayton, George W. Relating to providing for the nomination of candidates in primary elections and for first and second choice at the same primary election.
SB 426 35-0 (1917) Author: Johnston, Rienzi Melville Relating to providing the manner of nominations by political parties of candidates for offices of cities, counties, etc.
SB 480 35-0 (1917) Author: Parr, Archer "Archie" Relating to prohibiting blacklisting by labor unions, labor organizations and members thereof of members of the Legislature of Texas and of candidates for office who are or have been members of the Legislature; defining the offense of blacklisting and prescribing the punishment therefor.
HB 106 35-4 (1918) Author: Thompson, R. D. | et. al. Relating to providing for holding primary elections by political parties.
HB 109 35-4 (1918) Author: Thompson, R. D. Relating to limiting the expenses of candidates for nominations to office in primary elections; prescribing penalties.
HB 110 35-4 (1918) Author: DeBogory, Eugene Relating to providing that no candidate at a primary election for a State or District officer, shall be declared the nominee of any political party unless he has complied with all the requirements of law, and received a majority of the votes cast for all candidates for such office at such primary election.
HB 159 35-4 (1918) Author: Clark, Henry Relating to elections and regulating the publication of certain matters pertaining to candidates so as to secure equal treatment of the candidacies of all candidates by newspapers and periodicals; declaring such newspapers to be subject to public use; providing penalties.
SB 51 35-4 (1918) Author: Hopkins, Sr., George Milton Relating to providing that all candidates for nominations to office in primary elections shall have their campaign expenses limited; prescribing penalties.
SB 52 35-4 (1918) Author: Westbrook, Ed | et. al. Relating to amending certain laws so as to provide that no candidate at a primary election for a State or District office shall be declared the nominee of any political party unless he is legally qualified to hold such office, has complied with all requirements of law and received a majority of the votes cast at such primary election.
HB 104 34-0 (1915) Author: Boner, Charles Wilbur Relating to amending a certain Statute making it an additional duty of the Secretary of State to certify all nominations of district officers to the various county clerks.
HB 196 34-0 (1915) Author: Cunningham, John Relating to regulating the publishing, printing, circulation and distribution of campaign advertisements; requiring every person, firm or corporation who shall print or publish a newspaper to print at the end of each advertisement concerning any candidate for any office a true and correct statement showing the name of the person who ordered such advertisement; prescribing a penalty.
HB 213 34-0 (1915) Author: Metcalfe, Charles B. | et. al. Relating to amending a certain Statute providing for the certification of nominations for district officers.
HB 370 34-0 (1915) Author: Dayton, George W. Relating to providing for the nomination of candidates in primary elections.
SB 39 34-0 (1915) Author: Morrow, Wright Chalfant | et. al. Relating to providing for and regulating the nomination by political parties of candidates for State offices.
SB 154 34-0 (1915) Author: Gibson, Flavius M. Relating to regulating the publishing, printing and circulation and distribution of campaign advertisements, bills and circulars or literature of any character and requiring the printing at the end of each such advertisement a statement showing the individual name of the person who ordered such; prescribing a penalty.
HB 197 33-0 (1913) Author: Buchanan, James Paul Relating to prohibiting any person from maliciously, willfully or wantonly making or circulating any false statement against any civil officer or candidate for any state, county, precinct, or municipal office, affixing a penalty.
SB 193 33-0 (1913) Author: Westbrook, Ed Relating to limiting the amount that may be spent by candidates for nomination to any public office; to provide that no candidate shall expend more that 25% of the first year's salary of the office for which he is a candidate, in his campaign for the nomination to such office; fixing penalty.
HB 3 33-1 (1913) Author: Kirby, John Henry Relating to providing for the election of United States Senators by a direct vote of the people in accordance with the recent amendment to the Federal Constitution.
HB 4 33-1 (1913) Author: Kennedy, Austin Milton Relating to providing for the election of United States Senators from Texas to the Congress of the United States; defining violations of this Act, fixing punishment therefor.
SB 3 33-1 (1913) Author: Taylor, Charles W. | et. al. Relating to providing for the election of United States Senators by a direct vote of the people in accordance with the recent amendment to the Federal Constitution.
SB 1 29-2 (1906) Relating to amending Section 120, of Chapter 11, of the acts of the First Called Session of the 29th Legislature of the State of Texas, entitled an act to regulate elections and to provide penalties for its violation and to repeal the acts of the 28th Legislature of 1903, regulating elections, general, special and primary and political conventions; relating to manner of determining vote which candidates receive in state and district conventions.
HB 93 24-0 (1895) Relating to better defining who are eligible for the several State and county offices of the State of Texas.

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