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[  Session(s): all  Chamber =  Both  Bill Type = all    Subjects =  FIRE EXTINGUISHERS & FIRE EXTINGUISHER SYSTEMS ]

Select bill Bill Session Author & Sponsor Caption Committees Last action
HB 538 86-0 (2019) Author: Murphy, Jim Relating to the provision of alarm system services by certain municipalities. House: Urban Affairs Left pending in committee
SB 766 86-0 (2019) Author: Menéndez, José Relating to the licensing and regulation of certain employees of fire protection sprinkler system contractors; providing a penalty; imposing a fee; requiring occupational licenses. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SB 237 85-0 (2017) Author: Menéndez, José Relating to the licensing and regulation of certain employees of fire protection sprinkler system contractors; providing a penalty; imposing a fee; requiring occupational licenses. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
HB 2426 84-0 (2015) Author: Kuempel, John Relating to the effect on local regulation of state law for fire extinguisher service and installation; authorizing a fee. House: Urban Affairs Placed on General State Calendar
HB 2447 83-0 (2013) Author: Martinez, Armando
Sponsor: Hinojosa, Juan
Relating to the sale and advertisement of portable fire extinguishers. House: Insurance
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective on 9/1/13
HB 564 82-0 (2011) Author: Craddick, Tom
Sponsor: Seliger, Kel
Relating to maintenance of portable fire extinguishers in government-owned vehicles in certain local governmental jurisdictions. House: Urban Affairs
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Effective immediately
HB 979 82-0 (2011) Author: Smithee, John Relating to the inspection of portable fire extinguishers. House: Insurance Referred to Insurance
HB 1168 82-0 (2011) Author: Miller, Doug | et. al.
Sponsor: Van de Putte, Leticia
Relating to smoke alarms and fire extinguishers in residential rental units. House: Business & Industry
Senate: Administration
Effective on 9/1/11
HB 1876 82-0 (2011) Author: Truitt, Vicki Relating to the authority of certain municipalities to require fire protection sprinkler systems in certain residences. House: Urban Affairs Left pending in committee
SB 1099 82-0 (2011) Author: Van de Putte, Leticia Relating to smoke alarms and fire extinguishers in residential rental units. Senate: Business & Commerce Removed from local & uncontested calendar
SB 1598 82-0 (2011) Author: Carona, John
Sponsor: Smithee, John
Relating to the inspection of portable fire extinguishers. House: Insurance
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective on 9/1/11
HB 1511 81-0 (2009) Author: Otto, John | et. al. Relating to requirements that fire sprinkler systems be installed in certain dwellings. House: Insurance Placed on General State Calendar
HB 4323 81-0 (2009) Author: Chisum, Warren Relating to the regulation of multipurpose residential fire protection sprinkler specialists by the Texas State Board of Plumbing Examiners. House: Licensing & Administrative Procedures Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 2636 80-0 (2007) Author: Smithee, John
Sponsor: Brimer, Kim
Relating to the nonsubstantive revision of statutes relating to the Texas Department of Insurance, the business of insurance, and certain related businesses, to nonsubstantive additions to and corrections in the codified Insurance Code, and to conforming the provisions of that code that were codified by the 79th Legislature to other Acts of that legislature, including conforming amendments, repeals, and penalties. House: Insurance
Senate: Administration
See remarks for effective date
SB 1136 80-0 (2007) Author: Brimer, Kim Relating to the nonsubstantive revision of statutes relating to the Texas Department of Insurance, the business of insurance, and certain related businesses, to nonsubstantive additions to and corrections in the codified Insurance Code, and to conforming the provisions of that code that were codified by the 79th Legislature to other Acts of that legislature, including conforming amendments, repeals, and penalties. Senate: Administration Referred to Administration
HB 3073 79-0 (2005) Author: Driver, Joe Relating to certain disclosure requirements regarding inspections of fire extinguishers. House: Insurance
Senate: Business & Commerce
Referred to Business & Commerce
HB 472 78-0 (2003) Author: Pickett, Joseph | et. al.
Sponsor: Madla, Frank
Relating to requirements for certain licensing programs administered by the state fire marshal. House: Insurance
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Effective immediately
SB 327 77-0 (2001) Author: Jackson, Mike
Sponsor: Thompson, Senfronia
Relating to the servicing of a portable fire extinguisher. House: Insurance
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective immediately
SB 139 76-0 (1999) Author: Moncrief, Mike | et. al.
Sponsor: Lewis, Glenn
Relating to residential fire suppression devices and to an insurance premium discount for the installation of such a device. House: Insurance
Senate: Economic Development
Effective on 9/1/99
SB 295 76-0 (1999) Author: Jackson, Mike
Sponsor: Davis, John
Relating to the servicing of a portable fire extinguisher. House: Insurance
Senate: Economic Development
Withdrawn from calendar
SB 102 70-0 (1987) Author: Leedom, John
Sponsor: Johnson, Sam
Relating to creating an offense for damaging or disabling a fire exit alarm. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
Effective on 9/1/87
SB 199 70-0 (1987) Author: Glasgow, Bob
Sponsor: Taylor, M.A.
Relating to the regulation of certain activities concerning portable fire extinguishers and fixed fire extinguisher systems, fire detection and fire alarm devices and systems, fire protection sprinkler systems, and fireworks. House: Insurance
Senate: Economic Development
Effective immediately
HB 771 68-0 (1983) Author: Hall, W. N. "Billy" Relating to the regulation of persons engaged in the business of designing, selling, installing, maintaining, or servicing fire protection sprinkler systems. House: Insurance Referred to subcommittee
SB 353 68-0 (1983) Author: Glasgow, Bob
Sponsor: Patrick, Kae
Relating to the regulation of certain activities concerning fire extinguishers, fixed fire extinguisher systems, and fire detection and fire alarm devices and systems; providing penalty. House: Insurance
Senate: Economic Development
Effective immediately
HB 213 67-0 (1981) Author: Elizondo, Paul
Sponsor: Santiesteban, H.
Relating to the requirement of automatic sprinkling systems in certain buildings. pref. no. 68 House: Insurance
Senate: Economic Development
Reported from committee favorably without amendments
HB 1941 67-0 (1981) Author: Lee, Don
Sponsor: Uribe, Hector
Relating to regulation of fire extinguishers and fire alarm or fire detection devices. House: Insurance
Senate: Economic Development
Effective on . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
HB 2148 67-0 (1981) Author: Cofer, Lanell
Sponsor: Harris, O.H.
Relating to the requirement of automatic sprinkler systems in certain nursing homes and convalescent homes. House: Human Services
Senate: Economic Development
Reported from committee favorably without amendments
HB 1925 66-0 (1979) Author: Grubbs, Walter B.
Sponsor: Short, E.L.
Relating to the requirement of fire detection and smoke alarm systems in certain buildings. House: Business & Industry
Senate: Human Resources
Reported from committee favorably without amendments
HB 1956 66-0 (1979) Author: Cartwright, Donald
Sponsor: Ogg, Jack
Relating to regulation of fixed fire extinguisher systems by the State Board of Insurance. House: Insurance
Senate: Economic Development
Effective on . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
SB 989 66-0 (1979) Author: Short, E.L. Relating to regulation of businesses engaged in selling, installing, or maintaining fire alarm or fire detection devices. Senate: Economic Development Scheduled for public hearing on . . . . . .
SB 602 65-0 (1977) Author: Williams, Lindon
Sponsor: Polumbo, Anthony
Relating to exemption of certain persons and organizations who install and service fire alarm and fire detection systems from certain licensing requirements. House: Business & Industry
Senate: Economic Development
Assigned to Consent Calendar
HB 1298 64-0 (1975) Author: Heatly, W.S. "Bill" Relating to the authority of the State Board of Insurance and the state fire marshal appointed by the board over the regulation of fire alarm and fire detection devices and systems, the investigation of arson, and implementation of other laws, rules, and regulations concerning the state fire marshal. House: Insurance Considered by committee in public hearing
HB 1824 64-0 (1975) Author: Rucker, Calvin Relating to the authority of the Commissioner of Insurance to license persons who install automatic fire sprinkler systems and to the creation of the Automatic Fire Sprinkler Contractors and Journeymen Advisory Board. House: Insurance Considered by committee in formal meeting
SB 4 64-0 (1975) Author: Adams, Don Relating to licensing requirements applying to certain individuals and business entities engaged in the business of installing and servicing certain alarm systems. Senate: State Affairs Referred to Committee on State Affairs
SB 5 64-0 (1975) Author: Adams, Don
Sponsor: Adams, Herman
Relating to licensing requirements applicable to certain individuals and business entities engaged in the business of installing and servicing certain fire extinguisher systems. House: Business & Industry
Senate: State Affairs
Effective immediately
SB 925 64-0 (1975) Author: Moore, W.T. "Bill"
Sponsor: Heatly, W.S. "Bill"
Relating to the authority, powers, and duties of the State Board of Insurance and the state fire marshal appointed by the board over the regulation of fire alarm and fire detection devices and systems, the investigation of arson, the sale, installation, leasing, servicing and inspection of such systems, and implementatiion of other laws, rules, and regulations concerning the state fire marshal; providing for certification of organizations and licensure of persons engaged in selling, installing, maintaining, or inspecting and certifying fire alarm or fire detection devices, the licensing of certain personnel, and approval of testing laboratories; establishing an advisory board; providing for the collection of fees and establishing the fire alarm and detection system fund. House: Insurance
Senate: Economic Development
Effective immediately
HB 1219 63-0 (1973) Author: Hawn, Joe Relating to the regulation of the installation and servicing of certain fire extinguishers. House: State Affairs
Senate: State Affairs
Reported favorably as amended
HB 26 62-0 (1971) Author: Hawn, Joe
Sponsor: Hall, Ralph
Relating to providing for the regulation of the servicing of portable fire extinguishers and the installing and servicing of fixed fire extinguisher systems; providing for penalties.
HB 660 56-0 (1959) Author: Anderson, Louis H. Relating to making it unlawful to manufacture, sell, hold for sale, distribute, recharge, or use, any toxic, vaporizing-liquid type fire extinguisher in this State after January 1, 1960; providing a penalty thereof.
SB 376 46-0 (1939) Author: Moffett, George Clarence "Cotton" Relating to requiring school buses to carry fire extinguishers as regular equipment.

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