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HB 1727 86-0 (2019) Author: Meza, Thresa "Terry" | et. al. Relating to a sales and use tax exemption for United States flags and Texas state flags. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
SB 1277 86-0 (2019) Author: Campbell, Donna Relating to guidelines for the proper care and display of the United States and Texas flags by public schools. Senate: Education Referred to Education
HB 660 85-0 (2017) Author: Villalba, Jason | et. al. Relating to a sales and use tax exemption for Texas state flags. House: Ways & Means Left pending in committee
HB 2041 85-0 (2017) Author: Neave, Victoria Relating to a sales and use tax exemption for United States flags and Texas state flags. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HCR 75 85-0 (2017) Author: Oliverson, Tom | et. al. Urging Texans not to use the flag emoji of the Republic of Chile when referring to the Texas flag. House: Culture, Recreation & Tourism
Senate: Administration
Referred to Administration
SB 1200 85-0 (2017) Author: Campbell, Donna Relating to guidelines for the proper care and display of the United States and Texas flags by public schools. Senate: Education Referred to Education
SB 1756 85-0 (2017) Author: Zaffirini, Judith Relating to a sales and use tax exemption for United States flags and Texas state flags. Senate: Finance Referred to Finance
SB 1968 85-0 (2017) Author: Zaffirini, Judith
Sponsor: Gutierrez, Roland
Relating to the state flag code. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs
Senate: Veteran Affairs & Border Security
Effective immediately
HB 3460 84-0 (2015) Author: Murr, Andrew Relating to provisions in the dedicatory instruments of property owners' associations regarding display of flags. House: Business & Industry Placed on General State Calendar
HB 3558 84-0 (2015) Author: Schubert, Leighton Relating to display of the Texas flag on municipal historical monuments on municipal property. House: Culture, Recreation & Tourism Referred to Culture, Recreation & Tourism
HCR 140 84-0 (2015) Author: Vo, Hubert | et. al. Urging governmental entities to cease displaying the flag of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam and to instead fly the Freedom and Heritage Flag. House: International Trade & Intergovernmental Affairs Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 150 83-0 (2013) Author: Larson, Lyle | et. al.
Sponsor: Van de Putte, Leticia
Relating to the display of flags at half-staff at the Capitol building to honor service members killed in action. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs
Senate: Veteran Affairs & Military Installations
Effective immediately
HB 680 83-0 (2013) Author: Burkett, Cindy | et. al.
Sponsor: Patrick, Dan
Relating to provisions in the dedicatory instruments of property owners' associations regarding display of flags. House: Business & Industry
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Effective immediately
HB 773 83-0 (2013) Author: Farney, Marsha | et. al.
Sponsor: Schwertner, Charles
Relating to the recitation of the pledges of allegiance to and display of the United States and state flags at and the observation of a moment of silence at open-enrollment charter schools and other public schools. House: Public Education
Senate: Education
Effective immediately
HB 2626 83-0 (2013) Author: Zedler, Bill Relating to display of the Honor and Remember flag. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs Referred to Defense & Veterans' Affairs
HB 3077 83-0 (2013) Author: Miller, Rick | et. al.
Sponsor: Hinojosa, Juan | et. al.
Relating to the display of the Honor and Remember flag. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs
Senate: Veteran Affairs & Military Installations
Committee report printed and distributed
SB 1362 83-0 (2013) Author: Schwertner, Charles Relating to a requirement that students at an open-enrollment charter school recite the pledges of allegiance to the United States flag and the state flag. Senate: Education Committee report printed and distributed
SB 1373 83-0 (2013) Author: Hinojosa, Juan
Sponsor: Miller, Rick
Relating to display of the Honor and Remember flag. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs
Senate: Veteran Affairs & Military Installations
Effective immediately
SB 1807 83-0 (2013) Author: Van de Putte, Leticia Relating to the display of flags at half-staff at state buildings to honor service members killed in action. Senate: Veteran Affairs & Military Installations Committee report printed and distributed
HB 2129 82-0 (2011) Author: Fletcher, Allen | et. al. Relating to a restrictive covenant, rule, or other prohibition regulating a homeowner's display of the United States flag. House: Business & Industry Left pending in committee
HB 2779 82-0 (2011) Author: Bohac, Dwayne | et. al.
Sponsor: Patrick, Dan | et. al.
Relating to provisions in the dedicatory instruments of property owners' associations regarding display of flags. House: Business & Industry
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Effective immediately
HB 2824 82-0 (2011) Author: Zerwas, John Relating to negotiations with the United Mexican States for purchase or lease of the New Orleans Greys flag flown during the Battle of the Alamo. House: Culture, Recreation & Tourism Referred to Culture, Recreation & Tourism
HR 2787 82-0 (2011) Author: Smithee, John Recognizing the Honor and Remember Flag and paying tribute to the men and women of the U.S. armed forces who gave their lives in our country's service. Reported enrolled
SB 258 82-0 (2011) Author: Hegar, Glenn | et. al.
Sponsor: Zerwas, John
Relating to the pledge of allegiance to the state flag during a state flag retirement ceremony. House: Culture, Recreation & Tourism
Senate: State Affairs
Effective immediately
SB 1792 82-0 (2011) Author: Patrick, Dan Relating to unenforceable restrictive covenants affecting residential homes. Senate: Intergovernmental Relations Referred to Intergovernmental Relations
HB 147 81-0 (2009) Author: Smith, Todd Relating to a restrictive covenant, rule, or other prohibition regulating a homeowner's display of the United States flag. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 2500 81-0 (2009) Author: Dunnam, Jim
Sponsor: Zaffirini, Judith
Relating to the governor's flag. House: Culture, Recreation & Tourism
Senate: Government Organization
No action taken in committee
HB 3071 81-0 (2009) Author: Geren, Charlie Relating to benefits for members and veterans of the United States armed forces and the state military forces. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 3510 81-0 (2009) Author: Dunnam, Jim Relating to protocol for folding the state flag. House: State Affairs Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 3511 81-0 (2009) Author: Dunnam, Jim Relating to the making of the military salute to the Texas flag by veterans. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 4465 81-0 (2009) Author: Gallego, Pete | et. al.
Sponsor: Hinojosa, Juan
Relating to "Welcome to Texas" signs on highways entering Texas and to the placement of Texas flags at international ports-of-entry. House: Culture, Recreation & Tourism
Senate: Transportation & Homeland Security
Effective on . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
HB 4637 81-0 (2009) Author: Lucio III, Eddie Relating to unenforceable restrictive covenants affecting residential homes. House: Business & Industry Left pending in subcommittee
HCR 258 81-0 (2009) Author: Vo, Hubert | et. al.
Sponsor: Hinojosa, Juan
Urging the University of Houston and other institutions of higher education to cease displaying the flag of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam and to replace it with the Freedom and Heritage Flag. House: Higher Education Signed by the Governor
SB 907 81-0 (2009) Author: Williams, Tommy Relating to the purchase of a United States flag or Texas flag by a governmental entity. Senate: Administration No action taken in committee
SB 1145 81-0 (2009) Author: Zaffirini, Judith | et. al.
Sponsor: Dunnam, Jim
Relating to protocol for folding the state flag. House: State Affairs
Senate: Veteran Affairs & Military Installations
Effective on 9/1/09
SB 1552 81-0 (2009) Author: Lucio, Jr., Eddie Relating to unenforceable restrictive covenants affecting residential homes. Senate: Intergovernmental Relations Referred to Intergovernmental Relations
HB 1034 80-0 (2007) Author: Riddle, Debbie | et. al.
Sponsor: Patrick, Dan
Relating to the pledge of allegiance to the state flag. House: Culture, Recreation, & Tourism
Senate: State Affairs
Effective immediately
HB 1811 80-0 (2007) Author: Talton, Robert Relating to requiring public school teachers to recite pledges of allegiance to the United States and Texas flags. House: Public Education Referred to Public Education
HB 3661 80-0 (2007) Author: Dunnam, Jim Relating to the governor's flag. House: Culture, Recreation, & Tourism Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 2769 79-0 (2005) Author: Talton, Robert
Sponsor: Whitmire, John
Relating to the presentation of state flags to survivors of certain deceased honorably retired peace officers. House: Law Enforcement
Senate: Criminal Justice
Effective on 9/1/05
HB 2802 79-0 (2005) Author: Smith, Todd Relating to a restrictive covenant, rule, or other prohibition regulating a homeowner's display of the United States flag. House: Business & Industry Failed to receive affirmative vote in comm.
SB 54 79-0 (2005) Author: Nelson, Jane
Sponsor: Smith, Todd
Relating to a restrictive covenant, rule, or other prohibition regulating a homeowner's display of the United States flag. House: Business & Industry
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 184 78-0 (2003) Author: Merritt, Tommy | et. al. Relating to the application of the sales tax to United States and Texas flags. House: Ways & Means Left pending in committee
HB 422 78-0 (2003) Author: King, Phil | et. al. Relating to recitation of the pledge of allegiance by public school students. House: Public Education Referred to Public Education
HB 640 78-0 (2003) Author: Bohac, Dwayne | et. al. Relating to certain requirements at the beginning of each school day in public schools. House: Public Education Referred to Public Education
HB 793 78-0 (2003) Author: Branch, Dan | et. al. Relating to pledges of allegiance to the United States and Texas flags and to observance of one minute of silence in public schools. House: Public Education Laid on the table subject to call
HB 844 78-0 (2003) Author: Howard, Charlie Relating to a restrictive covenant prohibiting a homeowner from displaying the United States flag. House: Business & Industry Referred to Business & Industry
HB 1279 78-0 (2003) Author: Zedler, Bill | et. al. Relating to a restrictive covenant, rule, or other prohibition regulating a homeowner's display of a flag. House: Business & Industry Placed on General State Calendar
HB 2618 78-0 (2003) Author: Ellis, Dan Relating to the provision of state flags on the death of certain current or former custodial employees of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice and fire protection employees. House: State Affairs No action taken in committee
SB 210 78-0 (2003) Author: Barrientos, Gonzalo | et. al. Relating to the placement by legislators of certain items outside their offices in the State Capitol. Senate: Administration Co-author authorized
HB 88 77-0 (2001) Author: King, Phil Relating to recitation of the pledge of allegiance by public school students. House: Public Education Referred to Public Education
HB 815 77-0 (2001) Author: Bailey, Kevin | et. al.
Sponsor: Whitmire, John
Relating to providing the state flag and a certificate of gratitude to the survivors of deceased peace officers. House: State Affairs
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/01
SB 1211 77-0 (2001) Author: Whitmire, John Relating to the presentation of the state flag to survivors of deceased peace officers. Senate: State Affairs Committee report printed and distributed
HB 1649 76-0 (1999) Author: Hunter, Bob | et. al. Relating to procedures for retirement of the Texas flag. House: State, Federal & International Relations Considered in Local & Consent Calendars
HB 1925 76-0 (1999) Author: Carter, Bill
Sponsor: Duncan, Robert
Relating to the display of certain flags at the Capitol building. House: House Administration
Senate: State Affairs
Effective in 90 days -- 8/30/99
HB 2997 76-0 (1999) Author: Culberson, John
Sponsor: Lindsay, Jon
Relating to the recognition of certain symbols of the State of Texas and to the designation of State and Texas Anniversary Remembrance Day. House: State, Federal & International Relations
Senate: State Affairs
Effective in 90 days -- 8/30/99
HB 3294 76-0 (1999) Author: Goolsby, Tony
Sponsor: Armbrister, Kenneth
Relating to the sale of flags flown over the Capitol and similar items. House: House Administration
Senate: Criminal Justice
Effective immediately
SB 483 76-0 (1999) Author: Duncan, Robert
Sponsor: Hunter, Bob
Relating to procedures for retirement of the Texas flag. House: State, Federal & International Relations
Senate: State Affairs
Effective immediately
SB 640 76-0 (1999) Author: Fraser, Troy
Sponsor: Uher, D.R.
Relating to display of the POW/MIA flag. House: State Affairs
Senate: Veteran Affairs & Military Installations
Effective immediately
SB 951 76-0 (1999) Author: Duncan, Robert Relating to the display of the Flag of the State of Texas at the capitol building. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HCR 57 74-0 (1995) Author: Krusee, Mike | et. al. Memorializing the Congress to propose an amendment to the United States Constitution exempting desecration of the American flag from protection by the First Amendment. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 627 74-0 (1995) Author: Truan, Carlos
Sponsor: Hunter, Bob | et. al.
Relating to authorizing the Texas State Library and Archives Commission to negotiate an agreement with the appropriate authorities in Mexico for the exchange of certain Alamo and San Jacinto battle flags. House: State, Federal & International Relations
Senate: International Relations, Trade & Technology
Effective immediately
SCR 24 74-0 (1995) Author: Patterson, Jerry | et. al.
Sponsor: Krusee, Mike
Memorializing the Congress to propose an amendment to the United States Constitution exempting desecration of the American flag from protection by First Amendment. Senate: State Affairs Signed by the Governor
HB 1463 73-0 (1993) Author: Van de Putte, Leticia
Sponsor: Madla, Frank
Relating to the description and use of the state flag, the governor's flag, the state arms, and the state seal and to the adoption and rendition of the state song. House: International & Cultural Relations
Senate: International Relations, Trade & Technology
Effective in 90 days -- 8/30/93
SB 1381 72-0 (1991) Author: Krier, Cynthia Relating to the use of the Texas flag or a representation of the Texas flag; changing the criminal penalty. Senate: State Affairs Withdrawn from intent calendar
HB 220 72-1 (1991) Author: Wallace III, Ralph Relating to authorizing the Texas State Library and Archives Commission to negotiate an agreement with the appropriate authorities in Mexico for the exchange of certain Alamo and San Jacinto battle flags. House: Cultural and Hist. Resources Meeting cancelled
HCR 12 72-4 (1992) Author: Van de Putte, Leticia Authorizing and adopting a flag for the governor of Texas. House: Cultural and Hist. Resources Referred to Cultural & Historical Resources
HCR 13 72-4 (1992) Author: Counts, David
Sponsor: Carriker, Steven
Commemorating the centennial of the pledge of allegiance to the flag of the United States of America and joining with all citizens of this nation in honoring the principles it celebrates. House: Rules and Resolutions Signed by the Governor
HB 1274 71-0 (1989) Author: Wentworth, Jeff Relating to exempting Texas and American flags from sales and use taxes. House: Ways & Means Referred to subcommittee
HCR 165 71-0 (1989) Author: Arnold, Bill Requesting certain agencies to implement a public information program regarding the salute to the Texas flag. House: State Affairs Received from House
HCR 10 71-1 (1989) Author: Arnold, Bill Requesting certain agencies to implement a public information program regarding the salute to the Texas flag. House: State Affairs
Senate: State Affairs
Referred to State Affairs
HCR 18 71-1 (1989) Author: Johnson, Sam | et. al.
Sponsor: Brown, J.E. | et. al.
Calling on Congress to submit to the states a constitutional amendment protecting the American flag from willful burning or destruction. Senate: State Affairs Signed by the Governor
HCR 32 71-1 (1989) Author: Dutton, Jr., Harold V. Requesting Congress to require that American flags be manufactured using fire-retardant materials. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 80 71-1 (1989) Author: Parmer, Hugh | et. al.
Sponsor: Lewis, Gibson
Relating to the offense of destroying the flag of the United States or Texas. House: State Affairs
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/89
SCR 104 70-0 (1987) Author: Leedom, John
Sponsor: Danburg, Debra
Commending the Texas Association of Counties. House: Rules and Resolutions Signed by the Governor
HCR 11 70-2 (1987) Author: Melton, Bob
Sponsor: Blake, Roy
Extending the period of authorization to fly the official POW/MIA flag on the Capitol grounds until May 31, 1989. House: Rules and Resolutions
Senate: Administration, Special
Signed by the Governor
HCR 52 69-0 (1985) Author: Taylor, M.A.
Sponsor: Edwards, Chet
Designating the official county flag for the Texas Sesquicentennial. Signed by the Governor
HR 419 69-0 (1985) Author: Oliveira, René Authorizing display of replicas of historic Texas flags in the hall behind the house chamber on May 20, 1985.
SB 128 68-0 (1983) Author: Blake, Roy Relating to the creation and maintenance on the grounds of the State Capitol a permanent flower bed depicting through appropriate design and flower selection the Texas flag. Senate: Administration, Special Reported from committee favorably without amendments
SB 18 65-0 (1977) Author: Williams, Lindon
Sponsor: Polumbo, Anthony
Relating to displaying the Texas Flag outdoors at night and rules governing use and display of the Texas Flag. House: State Affairs
Senate: State Affairs
90 Day Bill
HB 475 62-0 (1971) Author: McAlister, R.B. Relating to the salute to the Texas Flag.
HB 951 62-0 (1971) Author: Jones, Edmund E. | et. al. Relating to the sale of American and Texas flags.
HB 1356 62-0 (1971) Author: Gammage, R.A. "Bob" Relating to casting contempt upon flags of the United States; providing penalties for violation.
HCR 64 62-0 (1971) Author: Johnson, Jake Creating an interim committee on historic flags of Texas.
SCR 4 62-1 (1971) Author: Grover, Henry Requesting that all flags on State Buildings be flown at half-mast on Sunday, June 6, 1971 in tribute to Audie Murphy.
HB 1172 60-0 (1967) Author: Wright, John Relating to flying the state flag over the capitol building at the request of a Texas resident.
SB 32 59-0 (1965) Author: Hardeman, Dorsey B. | et. al. Relating to amending certain Acts by clarifying the salute to the Texas Flag.
SB 230 58-0 (1963) Author: Owen, III, Frank Relating to making it unlawful to display the flag or emblem of the United Nations on any property owned or leased by the state, or owned or leased by any city, county or political subdivision of the state; providing penalties for violations.
SB 374 58-0 (1963) Author: Moffett, George Clarence "Cotton" Relating to protecting the flag, standard, color or ensign of the United States of America, the State of Texas or the Confederate States of America; providing a penalty.
SB 244 54-0 (1955) Author: Hardeman, Dorsey B. Relating to prohibiting the display of flags of international organizations, other nations or states in equal or superior prominence or honor to the flag of the United States or of the State of Texas.
SB 245 54-0 (1955) Author: Hardeman, Dorsey B. Relating to regulating the display of the Texas flag so as to forbid the use of any flag other than that of the United States in a position superior to that of the Texas flag at any place within the boundaries of the State of Texas.
SB 246 54-0 (1955) Author: Hardeman, Dorsey B. Relating to regulating the display of the United States and Texas flags within the boundaries of Texas.
SB 436 52-0 (1951) Author: Bracewell, Jr., Joseph Searcy Relating to amending certain Statutes so as to clarify the salute to the Texas Flag.
HB 363 46-0 (1939) Author: Kinard, DeWitt Edward | et. al. Relating to providing for the display of the United States Flag at all public schools; providing for installation of Chair of Americanism in all State Universities and State-supported colleges; providing that all teachers in State-supported schools shall be citizens of the United States.
HB 575 43-0 (1933) Author: Hughes, Sarah Tilghman | et. al. Relating to making plain the salute to the Texas Flag and giving uniformity to the salute; providing a clear description of the Flag to the end that pupils in the lower grades of the elementary schools will be able to draw or make the Flag; and outlining rules for correct use and display of the Texas Flag.
SB 93 40-1 (1927) Author: Love, Thomas Bell Relating to requiring the teaching of American ideals and intelligent patriotism in the public schools of Texas with special reference to obedience to law and to law enforcement, authorizing the State Textbook Commission to adopt a suitable textbook for giving instruction; requiring the purchase by local school boards of suitable United States flags.
SB 200 35-0 (1917) Author: Hudspeth, Claude Benton Relating to preventing and punishing the desecration, mutilation or improper use of the flag of the United States of America.
HB 29 35-3 (1917) Author: Mendell, Jr., George W. Relating to amending laws prohibiting the use of the United States flag for advertising purposes.
SB 23 35-3 (1917) Author: Caldwell, Walter Douglass | et. al. Relating to the use of the flag of the United States for advertising purposes.
HB 15 35-4 (1918) Author: Miller, Barry | et. al. Relating to prescribing penalty for the use of any disloyal language or any disloyal conduct by any person of or toward the United States of America during the period of the war with Germany.
SB 271 34-0 (1915) Author: Bailey, Louis Hart Relating to preventing and punishing the desecration, mutilation or improper use of the flag of the United States of America.
HB 27 33-0 (1913) Author: Mills, Charles H. | et. al. Relating to prohibiting the use of any imitation, label, trade mark, design, device, imprint, or form of the flag of the State of Texas for advertising or commercial purposes, and prohibiting the offering or exposing for sale any article or commodity bearing such imitation, design, imprint or form of the flag of the State of Texas, fixing a penalty for violation thereof.
HB 39 33-1 (1913) Author: Wortham, Louis J. Relating to prohibiting the use of any imitation, label, trade-mark, design, device, imprint, or form of the flag of the State of Texas for advertising or commercial purposes, and prohibiting the offering or exposing for sale any article or commodity bearing such imitation, design, imprint or form of the flag of the State of Texas, fixing a penalty for violation thereof, fixing date when this bill shall go into effect.

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