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HB 3423 85-0 (2017) Author: Lambert, Stan
Sponsor: Uresti, Carlos
Relating to the recording by a county clerk of certain documents relating to the sale or lease of public school land. House: Land & Resource Management
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/17
HB 2104 84-0 (2015) Author: Lucio III, Eddie Relating to procedures for the management, sale, or lease of certain state-owned real property and the management or collection of related funds, including disputed oil and gas royalties owed to the state. House: Land & Resource Management Laid on the table subject to call
SB 903 84-0 (2015) Author: Hancock, Kelly
Sponsor: Lucio III, Eddie
Relating to procedures for the management, sale, or lease of certain state-owned real property and the management or collection of related funds, including disputed oil and gas royalties owed to the state. House: Land & Resource Management
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective on 9/1/15
SB 1616 84-0 (2015) Author: Lucio, Jr., Eddie Relating to the composition of the Texas Water Development Board. Senate: Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs Referred to Agriculture, Water, & Rural Affairs
HB 100 83-0 (2013) Author: Taylor, Van | et. al. Relating to unit operations for oil, gas, or oil and gas production or carbon dioxide storage. House: Energy Resources Left pending in committee
HB 2089 83-0 (2013) Author: Herrero, Abel Relating to the powers and duties of the General Land Office, including the abolition of the Texas Facilities Commission and the transfer of its duties to the General Land Office. House: Land & Resource Management Referred to Land & Resource Management
HB 3131 83-0 (2013) Author: Lucio III, Eddie Relating to the line of vegetation and authorized development in certain beach areas; authorizing a fee. House: Land & Resource Management Referred to Land & Resource Management
HB 3459 83-0 (2013) Author: Eiland, Craig
Sponsor: Taylor, Larry
Relating to access to and protection of certain coastal areas. House: Land & Resource Management
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective on 9/1/13
SB 136 83-0 (2013) Author: Ellis, Rodney Relating to unit operations for oil, gas, or oil and gas production or carbon dioxide storage. Senate: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
SB 1561 83-0 (2013) Author: Taylor, Larry Relating to the determination of the boundaries of, and the enforcement of the law governing access to, public beaches. Senate: Natural Resources Not again placed on intent calendar
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
HR 232 82-1 (2011) Author: Pitts, Jim Suspending limitations on conference committee jurisdiction, S.B. No. 1. Reported enrolled
SB 1 82-1 (2011) Author: Duncan, Robert | et. al.
Sponsor: Pitts, Jim
Relating to certain state fiscal matters; providing penalties. House: Appropriations
Senate: Finance
See remarks for effective date
SCR 5 82-1 (2011) Author: Duncan, Robert
Sponsor: Pitts, Jim
Instructing the enrolling clerk of the senate to make corrections in S.B. No. 1. Signed by the Governor
SR 130 82-1 (2011) Author: Duncan, Robert Suspending limitations on conference committee jurisdiction, S.B. No. 1. Reported enrolled
HB 1213 81-0 (2009) Author: Rios Ybarra, Tara
Sponsor: Lucio, Jr., Eddie
Relating to the promulgation by the commissioner of the General Land Office of rules authorizing the use on a public beach of a golf cart for the transportation of a person with a physical disability. House: Land & Resource Management
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective immediately
HB 1445 81-0 (2009) Author: Bonnen, Dennis
Sponsor: Huffman, Joan
Relating to the authority of certain political subdivisions to erect or maintain shore protection structures and the location of the line of vegetation in relation to those structures. House: Land & Resource Management
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective immediately
HB 2074 81-0 (2009) Author: Bonnen, Dennis | et. al.
Sponsor: Hegar, Glenn
Relating to the designation by the commissioner of the General Land Office of critical coastal erosion areas for purposes of the coastal erosion response plan. House: Land & Resource Management
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective on 9/1/09
HB 2387 81-0 (2009) Author: Bonnen, Dennis | et. al.
Sponsor: Hegar, Glenn
Relating to the authority of the General Land Office to undertake coastal erosion studies and projects in conjunction with qualified project partners. House: Land & Resource Management
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective on 9/1/09
HB 3461 81-0 (2009) Author: Orr, Rob
Sponsor: Watson, Kirk
Relating to the powers and duties of the School Land Board and the commissioner of the General Land Office. House: Land & Resource Management
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective immediately
HB 3632 81-0 (2009) Author: Geren, Charlie
Sponsor: Averitt, Kip
Relating to the authority of the state to acquire, sell, or exchange certain land. House: Land & Resource Management
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective immediately
HB 3986 81-0 (2009) Author: Bonnen, Dennis | et. al. Relating to the closure of certain man-made passes between the Gulf of Mexico and inland bays by the commissioner of the General Land Office. House: Land & Resource Management Laid on the table subject to call
SB 1135 81-0 (2009) Author: Hegar, Glenn Relating to the authority of the General Land Office to undertake coastal erosion studies and projects in conjunction with qualified project partners. Senate: Natural Resources Left pending in committee
SB 1136 81-0 (2009) Author: Hegar, Glenn Relating to the designation by the commissioner of the General Land Office of critical coastal erosion areas for purposes of the coastal erosion response plan. Senate: Natural Resources Left pending in committee
SB 2043 81-0 (2009) Author: Williams, Tommy
Sponsor: Bonnen, Dennis
Relating to the closure or modification of certain man-made passes between the Gulf of Mexico and inland bays by the commissioner of the General Land Office. House: Land & Resource Management
Senate: International Relations & Trade
See remarks for effective date
SB 2049 81-0 (2009) Author: Averitt, Kip Relating to the authority of the state to acquire, sell, or exchange certain land. Senate: Natural Resources Removed from local & uncontested calendar
HB 1114 80-0 (2007) Author: King, Tracy Relating to the annual privilege fee required to be paid to the commissioner of the General Land Office by the grantee of an easement to use certain public land for certain purposes. House: Land & Resource Management Referred to Land & Resource Management
HB 1138 80-0 (2007) Author: Leibowitz, David
Sponsor: Watson, Kirk
Relating to the authority of the General Land Office to accept grants. House: Land & Resource Management
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective immediately
HB 1556 80-0 (2007) Author: Pickett, Joseph Relating to the management of certain public land. House: Land & Resource Management Postponed
HB 1723 80-0 (2007) Author: Gallego, Pete Relating to the imposition and use of a fee on groundwater exported from public school land. House: Natural Resources Left pending in committee
SB 455 80-0 (2007) Author: Watson, Kirk Relating to the authority of the General Land Office to accept grants. Senate: Natural Resources Not again placed on intent calendar
SB 654 80-0 (2007) Author: Seliger, Kel
Sponsor: Pickett, Joseph
Relating to the management of certain public land; providing for penalties. House: Land & Resource Management
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective immediately
SJR 66 80-0 (2007) Author: Williams, Tommy Proposing a constitutional amendment to create real estate and investment special fund accounts within the permanent school fund and to allow for transfers between those accounts, to authorize the Commissioner of the General Land Office or another statutorily designated entity to manage real estate portfolio investments of the permanent school fund, and to allow the returns from permanent school fund real estate portfolio investments to be added to the available school fund for the support of public schools. Senate: Finance Left pending in committee
HB 3471 79-0 (2005) Author: Gallego, Pete Relating to restrictions on the leasing of and export of groundwater from public school land; imposing a fee. House: Natural Resources Left pending in committee
SB 164 79-0 (2005) Author: Wentworth, Jeff
Sponsor: Hunter, Bob
Relating to the statutory requirements for the term and residency of the Commissioner of the General Land Office. House: Government Reform
Senate: Government Organization
Effective immediately
SB 1273 79-0 (2005) Author: Jackson, Mike
Sponsor: Geren, Charlie
Relating to the establishment of the Texas farm and ranch lands conservation program. House: Land & Resource Management
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective on 9/1/05
SB 1416 78-0 (2003) Author: Staples, Todd Relating to the transfer of the powers and duties of the comptroller of public accounts relating to state administration of the property tax system to the commissioner of the General Land Office. Senate: Finance Referred to Finance
HB 3696 76-0 (1999) Author: Hawley, Judy
Sponsor: Lucio, Jr., Eddie
Relating to the approval of assignments of oil and gas leases covering certain state land. House: Energy Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective on 9/1/99
HB 2448 70-0 (1987) Author: Colbert, Paul
Sponsor: Sarpalius, Bill
Relating to the authority of the commissioner of the General Land Office to trade state agency land for other land for the purpose of creating a site suitable for the Superconducting Supercollider. House: State Affairs
Senate: State Affairs
Effective immediately
SB 845 70-0 (1987) Author: Caperton, Kent
Sponsor: Hackney, Clint
Relating to the administration of certain interests in certain state lands by the Commissioner of the General Land Office and the School Land Board; authorizing penalties. House: Energy
Senate: Natural Resources
Placed on General State Calendar
SB 1256 70-0 (1987) Author: Parker, Carl Relating to the sale of certain state-owned property by the Commissioner of the General Land Office. Senate: State Affairs Reported favorably w/o amendments
HB 2438 69-0 (1985) Author: Kuempel, Edmund
Sponsor: Traeger, John
Relating to the conveyance of certain state-owned real property in Comal County by the General Land Office. House: State Affairs
Senate: State Affairs
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SB 1340 69-0 (1985) Author: Truan, Carlos
Sponsor: Oliveira, René
Relating to requiring in certain leases for the production of oil and natural gas entered into by the school land board a provision prohibiting unauthorized discharges of solid waste from oil and gas exploration development or production structures. House: Energy
Senate: Natural Resources
1st Printing sent to Comm. on Cal.
SB 390 68-0 (1983) Author: Leedom, John Relating to fees imposed by the Veterans Land Board, the General Land Office, the Commissioner of the General Land Office, and boards for the lease or sale of public lands. Senate: State Affairs No action taken
SB 1353 68-0 (1983) Author: Parker, Carl Relating to the conveyance of certain state real property in Jefferson County to the city of Port Arthur and to the reservation of the mineral, sand, gravel, and shell ownership and exploitation rights by the state. House: State Affairs
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Referred to Committee on State Affairs
SB 1429 68-0 (1983) Author: Sharp, John Relating to the relinquishment and release of all conditions of use, encumbrances, easements, requirements, reservations, trusts and limitations, concerning certain submerged land in Calhoun County, Texas, already conveyed to City of Port Lavaca, Texas by Patent dated September 29, 1921 of record in Volume 11, Page 517, Deed Records of Calhoun County, Texas. Senate: Intergovernmental Relations No action taken
HB 1582 67-0 (1981) Author: Bock II, Bennie
Sponsor: Santiesteban, H.
Relating to certain fees charged by the Commissioner of the General Land Office. House: Environmental Affairs
Senate: Natural Resources
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HB 2015 67-0 (1981) Author: Turner, Jim Relating to the patenting of certain land by the General Land Office. House: Environmental Affairs Referred to Committee on Environmental Affairs
HB 2395 67-0 (1981) Author: Florence, Buck Relating to the exchange of certain lands for the purpose of creating a state park in Presidio and Brewster counties. House: Environmental Affairs Committee report printed and sent to Committee on Calendars
HJR 117 67-0 (1981) Author: Thompson, Senfronia
Sponsor: Caperton, Kent
Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the Commissioner of the General Land Office to issue patents for certain public free school fund land. House: Constitutional Amendments
Senate: State Affairs
Signed by the Governor
HJR 118 67-0 (1981) Author: Turner, Jim Constitutional amendment authorizing the Commissioner of the General Land Office to issue patents for certain public free school fund. House: Constitutional Amendments Referred to subcommittee
SB 845 67-0 (1981) Author: Santiesteban, H. Relating to certain fees charged by the Commissioner of the General Land Office. House: Environmental Affairs
Senate: Natural Resources
Referred to Committee on Environmental Affairs
SCR 132 67-0 (1981) Author: Sarpalius, Bill Granting Billy M. Gillman permission to sue the state. Senate: Administration Referred to Committee on Administration
SCR 133 67-0 (1981) Author: Sarpalius, Bill Granting Lloyd Muennick permission to sue the state. Senate: Administration Referred to Committee on Administration
SJR 53 67-0 (1981) Author: Caperton, Kent Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the Commissioner of the General Land Office to issue patents for certain public free school fund land held in good faith under color of title at least 50 years as of November 15, 1981. House: Constitutional Amendments
Senate: State Affairs
Referred to Committee on Constitutional Amendments
HB 1709 65-0 (1977) Author: Chavez, Melchor
Sponsor: Longoria, Raul
Relating to the appointment of the Commissioner of the General Land Office to serve as a master in certain suits instituted by a commissioner court to partition certain tracts of land; making other provisions relative to the master and the findings and recommendations of the master; prescribing the authority of the court in such cases. House: Environmental Affairs
Senate: Economic Development
Considered by committee in public hearing
HCR 47 65-0 (1977) Author: Uher, D.R.
Sponsor: Schwartz, A.R. "Babe"
Authorizing Kathleen Burke Dunbar to sue the State of Texas and Bob Armstrong, Commissioner of the General Land Office. House: Judicial Affairs
Senate: Administration
Signed by the Governor
HCR 124 65-0 (1977) Author: Wieting, Leroy J.
Sponsor: Schwartz, A.R. "Babe"
Granting Emory M. Spencer, et al., permission to sue the state. House: Judicial Affairs
Senate: Administration
Signed by the Governor
HCR 184 65-0 (1977) Author: Wyatt, Jr., Joe
Sponsor: Jones, Gene
Granting permission to Primary Fuels, Inc., Salomen Brothers, Paul R. Haas, L.A. McNeil, and Emmet C. Wilson to sue the state. House: Judicial Affairs
Senate: Administration
Signed by the Governor
HJR 22 65-0 (1977) Author: Kubiak, Dan Proposing an amendment to Article IV, Sections 4, 22, and 23, of the Texas Constitution, so as to change the term of office for the governor, lieutenant governor, attorney general, comptroller of public accounts, treasurer, commissioner of the general land office, secretary of state, and certain statutory state officers from foru years to two years. House: Constitutional Amendments Referred to subcommittee
SCR 90 65-0 (1977) Author: Schwartz, A.R. "Babe"
Sponsor: Wyatt, Jr., Joe
Permission to sue the State of Texas by Mitchell Energy Corporation and Mitchell Energy Offshore Corporation. House: Judicial Affairs
Senate: Administration
Signed by Governor
SCR 112 65-0 (1977) Author: Jones, Gene Granting Primary Fuels, Inc., Salomon Brother, Paul R. Haas, L.A. McNeil and Emmet C. Wilson permission to sue the State of Texas. House: Judicial Affairs Referred to Committee on Judicial Affairs
SCR 3 65-2 (1978) Author: Creighton, Tom
Sponsor: Hanna, Joe
Granting Bertha Street, E. Bruce Street, M. Boyd Street, and Talus, Inc. permission to sue the state. House: Judiciary
Senate: Administration
Signed by Governor
HB 1482 64-0 (1975) Author: Caldwell, Neil Relating to the boundary lines of counties and independent school districts from the coastline to the three marine league line. House: State Affairs Referred to subcommittee
HB 1847 64-0 (1975) Author: Slack, Richard C. Relating to the payment and disposition of royalties from oil and leases covering land leased by the school land board, a board for lease other than the Board for Lease of University Lands, and certain surface owners leasing Relinquishment Act land. House: Energy Resources Considered by committee in public hearing
HCR 33 64-0 (1975) Author: Cates, Phil
Sponsor: Sherman, Max
Directing certain agencies to mark the boundaries of the Canadian River. House: Environmental Affairs
Senate: Natural Resources
Signed by Governor
HCR 130 64-0 (1975) Author: Clark, Bill
Sponsor: McKnight, Peyton
Granting permission to W. M. Burney and Charles R. Halstead to sue the state. House: Judicial Affairs
Senate: Administration
Signed by Governor
SCR 42 64-0 (1975) Author: Longoria, Raul
Sponsor: Torres, Ruben M.
Granting permission to the parties, as that term is hereinafter defined, to sue the State of Texas to establish any and all claims which they ahve or assert to lands within the three tracts of land hereinafter described; providing that the term "parties" means the following named persons, firms, or corporations, their respective heirs, personal representatives, successors, and assigns, together with any and all other persons, firms, or corporations who are which any court of competent jurisdiction may determine are necessary or proper parties to the litigation here authorized, whether such joinder is effected by intervention or joinder as involuntary plaintiffs or as defendants, and who as defendants would ahve a permissive or compulsory counterclaim or cross-claim which might be asserted against the State of Texas; providing that the tracts with regard to which suit may be brought, either separately or concurrently, are as follows; providing that the venue of the suit or suits be in any district court in any county in which any one of the tracts is located, and that in the event the suit is filed, service of citation and other required process be made on the attorney general and on the commissioner of the general land office; providing that nothing in this resolution shall be construed as an admission by the State of Texas, or any of its agents, employees, departments, agencies, or political subdivisions, of liability or of the truth of any allegations asserted by the claimant but the alleged cause of action must be proved under the laws of this state as in other civil cases; providing that nothing in this resolution shall be construed as a waiver of any defense of fact or law available to the State of Texas or any of its agents, employees, departments, agencies, or political subdivisions, but every defense is specifically reserved. House: Judicial Affairs
Senate: Administration
Signed by Governor
SCR 71 64-0 (1975) Author: McKnight, Peyton Granting permission to W.M. Burney and Charles R. Halstead to sue the State of Texas and the Commissioner of the General Land Office in any court of competent jurisdiction in Leon County, Texas; providing that nothing in this resolution may be construed as an admission by the State of Texas or by any of its departments, agencies or political subdivisions, of liability or of the truth of any allegation asserted by claimants, but the alleged cause of action must be proved under the laws of this State as in other cases; providing that nothing in this resolution may be construed as a waiver of any defense of law or fact available to the State of Texas or to any of its departments, agencies or political subdivisions, and every defense is specifically reserved. Senate: Administration Referred to Committee on Administration
HB 548 63-0 (1973) Author: Kaster, James J.
Sponsor: Santiesteban, H.
Authorizing the Commissioner of the General Land Office in conjunction with the Governor to convey to private individuals or entities any title of the State of Texas in certain sections of land situated in El Paso County under certain conditions in exchange for other land of equal value in the vicinity of the Hueco Tanks State Park. House: State Affairs
Senate: State Affairs
Vetoed by the Governor
HCR 101 63-0 (1973) Author: Cobb, L. Dean
Sponsor: Adams, Don
Requesting commissioner of General Land Office to survey Canadian River banks along boundaries of state-owned land. House: State Affairs
Senate: Administration
Filed without Governor's signature
SCR 78 63-0 (1973) Author: Snelson, W.E. "Pete"
Sponsor: Craddick, Tom
Granting Penroc Oil Corporation et al permission to sue the State. House: Judiciary
Senate: Jurisprudence
Signed by Governor
SCR 91 63-0 (1973) Author: Moore, W.T. "Bill"
Sponsor: Nugent, James E.
Granting Ethel and Edith Cavitt permission to sue the state. House: Judiciary
Senate: Jurisprudence
Signed by Governor
HB 1122 62-0 (1971) Author: Cavness, Don Relating to permitting extensions of the term of oil and gas leases issued by the commissioner of the general land office for no more than 390 days.
HB 1427 62-0 (1971) Author: Coats, Sam Relating to the organization and establishment of a system of land use for the state to be administered by the Land Commissioner.
SB 629 62-0 (1971) Author: Hightower, Jack
Sponsor: Cavness, Don
Relating to permitting extensions of the term of oil and gas leases issued by the Commissioner of the General Land Office for no more than 390 days.
SB 715 62-0 (1971) Author: Kennard, Don Relating to the organization and establishment of a system of land use for the State to be administered by the Land Commissioner.
SB 759 62-0 (1971) Author: Kennard, Don Relating to amending Revised Civil Statutes of Texas, 1925, whereby the Land Commissioner is authorized and required to charge certain fees for the use of the State.
SB 1018 62-0 (1971) Author: Kennard, Don Relating to providing for an inventory of all land uses within the State of Texas.
SB 1023 62-0 (1971) Author: Wilson, Charles Relating to authorizing the Commissioner of the General Land Office to sell and convey to the Boy Scouts of America the State's interest in and to a certain tract of land in Henderson County, Texas.
HCR 44 62-3 (1972) Author: Hale, L. DeWitt Granting the City of Corpus Christi permission to sue the State of Texas.
HCR 6 62-4 (1972) Author: Hale, L. DeWitt
Sponsor: Bridges, Ronald W.
Granting permission to the City of Corpus Christi to sue the State of Texas and the General Land Office to resolve disputes relating to the land known as Cayo del Oso.
HCR 32 62-4 (1972) Author: Calhoun, Frank
Sponsor: Tippen, Bill
Granting permission to Harding Oil Company or James L. Lamb and Delta Drilling Company to sue the state or to join the state as a party to the suit.
HB 351 61-0 (1969) Author: Cory, Richard Henry "Dick" Relating to provide that the Commissioner of the General Land Office, on behalf of the State of Texas or any fund belonging thereto, is authorized to execute agreements that provide for the operation of areas as a unit for the exploration, development and production of sulphur and to commit to such agreements the royalty interests in sulphur reserved to or provided for the State or any fund thereof by law, in or in connection with any patent, award or mining claim, in any contract of sale, or under the terms of any lease lawfully made by an official, board, agent, agency or authority of the State; providing for the approval of such agreements by the School Land Board if the agreements commit royalty interests in lands set apart by the Constitution and laws of this State for the Permanent Free School Fund and the several asylum funds, in river beds, inland lakes, and channels, and the area within tidewater limits, including islands, lakes, bays, inlets, marshes, reefs, and the bed of the sea; providing for execution of such agreements by the owners of the soil if they cover lands leased for sulphur under Texas Statutes.
HB 1023 61-0 (1969) Author: Hawkins, Jack Ross Relating to issuance of patents on headright, homestead, preemption, scrip surveys, surveyed school land, and vacant and unsurveyed land.
SB 158 61-0 (1969) Author: Christie, Joe William | et. al. Relating to provide that the Commissioner of the General Land Office, on behalf of the State of Texas or any fund belonging thereto, is authorized to execute agreements that provide for the operation of areas as a unit for the exploration, development, and production of sulphur and to commit to such agreements the royalty interests in sulphur reserved to or provided for the State or any fund thereof by law, in or in connection with any patent, award or mining claim, in any contract of sale, or under the terms of any lease lawfully made by an official, board, agent, agency or authority of the State; providing for the approval of such agreements by the School Land Board if the agreements commit royalty interest in lands set apart by the Constitution and laws of this State for the Permanent Free School Fund and the several asylum funds, in river beds, inland lakes, and channels, and the area within tidewater limits, including islands, lakes, bays, inlets, marches, reefs, and the bed of the sea, etc.
SCR 18 61-0 (1969)
HCR 8 61-2 (1969) Author: Davis, George Harold
Sponsor: Herring, Charles
Granting Gene Ashby permission to sue the commissioner of the General Land Office and the State of Texas.
HCR 14 61-2 (1969) Author: Hale, L. DeWitt Granting the heirs of Pelham Humphries permission to sue the land commissioner and the State of Texas.
HCR 6 60-0 (1967)
HCR 63 60-0 (1967)
SCR 14 60-0 (1967)
SCR 88 60-0 (1967)
HB 358 59-0 (1965) Author: Slack, Richard C. Relating to providing for the classification of certain patented lands in Reeves County and the issuance of a corrected patent to the state to conform to said re-classification.
HB 464 59-0 (1965) Author: Slack, Richard C. Relating to providing for the classification of certain patented lands in Reeves County and the issuance of a corrected patent from the state to conform to said re-classification.
HB 498 59-0 (1965) Author: Cain, Pat | et. al. Relating to authorizing the Commissioner of the General Land Office to execute agreements on behalf of the Permanent University Fund of the State of Texas that provide for the payment by University oil and gas lessees of compensatory royalty in lieu of drilling offset wells that may be required to protect University lands from drainage from wells located on adjacent University or non-University acreage.
HB 534 59-0 (1965) Author: Slack, Richard C. Relating to providing for the reclassification of patented, unpatented lands in Reeves County and the issuance of a patent or corrected patent to conform to said reclassification.
HCR 33 59-0 (1965)
HCR 98 59-0 (1965)
SB 188 59-0 (1965) Author: Herring, Charles Relating to authorizing the Commissioner of the General Land Office to execute agreements on behalf of the Permanent University Fund of the State of Texas that provide for the payment by University oil and gas lessees of compensatory royalty in lieu of drilling offset wells that may be required to protect University lands from drainage from wells located on adjacent University or non-University acreage.
SCR 22 59-0 (1965)
SCR 109 59-0 (1965)
HB 921 58-0 (1963) Author: Alaniz, John C. Relating to providing that the Commissioner of Agriculture, Comptroller of Public Accounts, State Treasurer, and the Commissioner of the General Land Office shall hereafter be appointed by the Governor, with the advice and consent of the Senate, rather than elected.
HCR 64 58-0 (1963)
HJR 75 58-0 (1963) Author: Alaniz, John C. Relating to proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the Governor to appoint the Comptroller of Public Accounts, the State Treasurer, the Commissioner of the General Land Office, and the Commissioner of Agriculture; proposing an amendment to a certain Article of the Constitution to exclude therefrom the offices of the Comptroller of Public Accounts, the State Treasurer, the Commissioner of the General Land Office.
SCR 40 58-0 (1963)
SCR 52 58-0 (1963)
HB 487 57-0 (1961) Author: Wells, Halen Gill Relating to authorizing the Commissioner of the General Land Office to accept, approve and file corrected field notes to any survey of land in the State of Texas based upon the possession and acquiescence for twenty-five (25) years; authorizing the present owners of said surveys to purchase excess acreage revealed by said corrected field notes at a price to be set by the School Land Board.
HB 1073 57-0 (1961) Author: McIlhany, Grainger Walter Relating to providing for the sale of certain surveyed unsold school land to the City of Dodson, in the County of Collingsworth.
HB 546 56-0 (1959) Author: Woolsey, W. N. "Bill" Relating to authorizing the Commissioner of the General Land Office of the State of Texas to lease certain submerged lands lying in Corpus Christi Bay, Nueces County, Texas.
HB 719 56-0 (1959) Author: Glusing, Ben A. | et. al. Relating to authorizing and empowering the Commissioner of the General Land Office, action for and on behalf of the State of Texas, to execute grants of easements in, on and across all unsold Public Free School Land, and in, on and across all islands, salt water lakes, bays, inlets, marshes and reefs owned by the State within the tidewater limits, and in, on and across that portion of the Gulf of Mexico within the jurisdiction of Texas, to Nueces County Water Control and Improvement District Number 4, as may be necessary and convenient to carry out the purposes for which said District was created, for rights of way, for pipe lines and for the installation of all works, facilities, plants, and appliances in any and all manners incident to, helpful and necessary for securing, storing, processing, treating, transporting, and selling an adequate supply of fresh water.
SB 181 56-0 (1959) Author: Krueger, Culp | et. al. Relating to amending certain acts by providing for revision and compilation of Abstract Volumes by the Commissioner of the General Land Office.
SB 326 56-0 (1959) Author: Reagan, Bruce A. Relating to authorizing and empowering the Commissioner of the General Land Office, acting for and on behalf of the State of Texas, to execute grants of easements in, on, and across all unsold Public Free School Land, and in, on, and across all islands, salt water lakes, bays, inlets, marshes and reefs owned by the state within the tidewater limits, and in, on, across that portion of the Gulf of Mexico within the jurisdiction of Texas, to Nueces County Water Control and Improvement District Number 4, as may be necessary and convenient to carry out certain purposes.
SB 425 56-0 (1959) Author: Owen, III, Frank Relating to authorizing the Commissioner of the General Land Office of the State of Texas to sell an estate upon special limitation in certain Public Free School Land situated in El Paso County to the County of El Paso.
HB 54 56-3 (1959) Author: Woolsey, W. N. "Bill" Relating to authorizing the Commissioner of the General Land Office of the State of Texas to lease certain submerged lands lying in Corpus Christi Bay, Nueces County, Texas.
HB 597 55-0 (1957) Author: Slack, Richard C. Relating to amending certain Acts by providing for the prospecting of land belonging to the State for certain minerals; providing for the filing of an application with the Commissioner of the General Land Office.
HB 761 55-0 (1957) Author: Matthew, C. T. "Pete" Relating to amending certain Acts by providing for revision and compilation of Abstract Volumes by the Commissioner of the General Land Office.
HB 764 55-0 (1957) Author: Cory, Richard Henry "Dick" Relating to authorizing and directing the Commissioner of the General Land Office to enter into an agreement or agreements with the appropriate agency of the Federal Government to contract for a survey of the Texas Gulf Coast line for purpose of determining the low water contour along said Gulf Coast line.
HB 824 55-0 (1957) Author: Myatt, Ted W. Relating to authorizing the Commissioner of the General Land Office to issue permits to persons, firms or corporations for the construction of certain structures or excavations in the tide waters of this State upon terms and conditions and after prescribed application, notice, hearing and other procedures.
SJR 7 55-0 (1957) Author: Bracewell, Jr., Joseph Searcy Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of Texas fixing the term of office of the Governor, Attorney General, Comptroller of Public Accounts, Treasurer, Commissioner of the General Land Office, and Commissioner of Agriculture at four years.
HB 37 55-1 (1957) Author: Lee, John Ruskin | et. al. Relating to amending Statutes pertaining to the issuance or extension of oil and gas leases by the Board for Lease of University Lands, restricting the sale of such leases to persons or corporation who do not import foreign crude oil into the United States and who are not subsidiaries or affiliates of such importing companies; providing for the obtaining of lists of such importing companies by the Board for Lease of University Lands from the Railroad Commission of Texas; prohibiting the approval or filing of an assignment or transfer of an oil and gas lease on University lands to a company importing foreign crude oil into the United States.
HB 38 55-1 (1957) Author: Lee, John Ruskin | et. al. Relating to the leasing of lands owned by the State for the production of oil and natural gas; providing for qualifications for applicants to lease lands owned by the State by prohibiting bids of companies importing crude oil, their subsidiaries and affiliates.
SB 10 55-1 (1957) Author: Owen, III, Frank Relating to authorizing the execution of easements on state lands by the Commissioner of the General Land Office in connection with soil conservation and flood prevention projects.
HB 425 54-0 (1955) Author: Carpenter, Frank H. Relating to amending certain Laws relating to the granting by the Commissioner of the General Land Office and the Board of Regents of the University of Texas of certain easements and right-of-ways on and across public lands.
HB 565 54-0 (1955) Author: White, Richard Crawford Relating to authorizing the Commissioner of the General Land Office for the State of Texas to sell Public Free School Land situated in El Paso County, Texas to the City of El Paso, Texas.
HB 581 54-0 (1955) Author: Thurmond, George Murat Relating to authorizing the Game and Fish Commission to purchase and the Commissioner of the General Land Office to sell certain school land in Brewster County; providing the price to be paid insofar; providing for the filing of an application to purchase; providing that the sale of such land shall be subject to outstanding easements, leases and permits; providing for the reservation of all minerals to the State of Texas and the leasing of same; providing for the manner of payment by the Game and Fish Commission.
HB 705 54-0 (1955) Author: Seeligson, Frates Slick Relating to providing for payment of an amount equal to one per cent (1%) of each bid on mineral lease and land sales as a special sale fee; providing that such special payments on high bids be deposited to the General Revenue Fund; providing that failure to remit the special fee shall not render a bid void; providing for demand of payment of such fee; providing a penalty for failure or refusal to make such payment.
HB 706 54-0 (1955) Author: Seeligson, Frates Slick Relating to amending certain Statutes by providing for an increase in the amount of certain fees; fixing the effective date.
HB 719 54-0 (1955) Author: Saul, Charles Leroy | et. al. Relating to authorizing the Commissioner of the General Land Office to accept, approve and file corrected field notes to any survey of land in the State of Texas, where said corrected field notes are made by a duly authorized official land surveyor and based upon possession and acquiescence for twenty-five (25) years; authorizing the present owners of said surveys to purchase excess acreage revealed by said corrected filed notes at a price to be set by the School Land Board; providing that said resurveys shall not shift the lines of any survey where the lines of said surveys have been fixed by a court decree or by contract in writing between the parties; providing that deeds of acquittance so issued shall inure to the benefit of all holders of a portion of a survey, and that said deeds of acquittance shall not disturb the divisional or partitioning lines of surveys where said surveys are divided into smaller tracts.
SB 295 54-0 (1955) Author: Owen, III, Frank Relating to authorizing the Commissioner of the General Land Office for the State of Texas to sell Public Free School Land situated in El Paso County, Texas, to the City of El Paso, Texas.
SB 323 54-0 (1955) Author: Martin, Crawford Collins Relating to amending certain Statutes by providing for an increase in the amount of certain fees charged by the Commissioner of the General Land Office.
SB 335 54-0 (1955) Author: Fly, William S. "Bill" Relating to amending certain Statutes providing that development and operations upon areas including in Article 5353, Revised Civil Statutes, 1925, shall be done in such manner as to prevent pollution of water, destruction of fish, oysters and other marine life, and obstruction of navigation; providing that the Commission of the General Land Office shall promulgate and enforce the necessary rules and regulations.
SB 381 54-0 (1955) Author: Bracewell, Jr., Joseph Searcy Relating to authorizing and providing a method for the Commissioner of the General Land Office to lease to the Houston Yacht Club certain submerged lands in Galveston Bay adjacent to certain tract of land conveyed to San Jacinto Bay Corporation, in deed recorded in Vol. 697, page 460, Deed Records of Harris County, and prescribing the terms and conditions of said lease.
HB 241 53-0 (1953) Author: Fisk, Jack Gordon Relating to providing for the leasing of islands, salt water lakes, bays, inlets, marshes and reefs, owned by the State within tidewater limits, and that portion of the Gulf of Mexico within the jurisdiction of Texas, and all unsold public free school land, both surveyed and unsurveyed, and all rivers and channels belonging to the State, for the production of minerals except sand, shell, gravel, gold, silver, platinum, cinnabar, and other metals.
HB 462 53-0 (1953) Author: Owen, III, Frank Relating to mineral leases heretofore issued by the Commissioner of the General Land Office of Texas covering rivers, channels, unsold school lands, both surveyed and unsurveyed, or any area within tidewater limits, including islands, lakes, salt water lakes, bays, inlets, marshes, the bed of the sea, and that portion of the Gulf of Mexico now or hereafter within the jurisdiction of Texas, providing that in the event production of oil or gas shall cease from any cause, such lease shall not terminate if additional drilling or reworking operations are conducted.
HB 521 53-0 (1953) Author: Bryan, Sr., Jack C. Relating to providing for the authority of State Land Commissioner to cause the resurvey and remarking of original Land lines and survey corners of the State.
HB 749 53-0 (1953) Author: Saul, Charles Leroy | et. al. Relating to authorizing the Commissioner of the General Land Office to accept, approve and file corrected field notes to any survey of land in the State of Texas, where said corrected field notes are made by a duly authorized official land surveyor and based upon possession and acquiescence for twenty-five (25) years; authorizing the present owners of said surveys to purchase excess acreage revealed by said corrected field notes at a price to be set by the School Land Board.
HB 794 53-0 (1953) Author: Warden, John A. Relating to authorizing and empowering the Land Commissioner of the State of Texas to execute certain leases of that portion of the Gulf of Mexico within the jurisdiction of Texas.
SB 294 53-0 (1953) Author: Rogers, Andrew J. "Andy" Relating to authorizing the Commissioner of the General Land Office to accept, approve and file corrected field notes under certain conditions.
HB 387 52-0 (1951) Author: Gurley, Dorothy Relating to authorizing the Commissioner of the General Land Office to reinstate sales of lands heretofore sold and forfeited prior to September 1, 1945, and on which applications for reinstatement and payment of delinquent interest has been made to the General Land Office prior to March 5, 1951, and on which there are no intervening rights of third persons.
HB 479 52-0 (1951) Author: LaFont, Harold M. Relating to authorizing the Commissioner of the General Land Office to accept, approve and file corrected field notes to any survey of land in the State of Texas, where said corrected field notes are made by a duly authorized official land surveyor and based upon possession and acquiescence for twenty-five (25) years; authorizing the present owners of said surveys to purchase excess acreage revealed by said corrected field notes at a price to be set by the School Land Board.
HB 679 52-0 (1951) Author: Pearson, Lee Roy | et. al. Relating to authorizing the Commissioner of the General Land Office to reinstate sales of land forfeited prior to September 1, 1945, and on which applications have been filed for reinstatement prior to March 15, 1951, and on which there are no intervening rights of a third person.
HB 682 52-0 (1951) Author: Bryan, Sr., Jack C. Relating to providing for the authority of State Land Commissioner to cause the resurvey and remarking of original Land Lines and survey corners of the State; giving the Commissioners Court of each county the authority to co-operate with said Land Commissioner by the employment of County Surveyors or Licensed State Land Surveyors on a yearly basis whose duty shall be that of a resurveying of all original State Land Grants, their lines and establishing of corners and the maintenance of said lines and corners.
HB 728 52-0 (1951) Author: Sadler, Harley Herman Relating to authorizing the Commissioner of the General Land Office to reinstate sales of lands heretofore sold and forfeited prior to September 1, 1945, and on which applications for reinstatement and payment of delinquent interest has been made to the General Land Office prior to April 11, 1951, and on which there are no intervening rights of third persons.
SB 146 52-0 (1951) Author: Hardeman, Dorsey B. Relating to amending certain acts so as to clarify the requirement for payment of delay rentals and royalties during the period that the primary term of any oil, gas, or mineral lease heretofore or hereafter issued by the Commissioner of the General Land Office is suspended because the lease is involved in litigation relating to the validity of the lease or to the authority of the Commissioner of the General Land Office to issue the lease.
SB 307 52-0 (1951) Author: Hardeman, Dorsey B. Relating to providing that the Commissioner of the General Land Office, on behalf of the State of Texas or any fund belonging thereto, is authorized to execute agreements that provide for the operation of areas as a unit for the exploration, development and production of oil and gas, or either of them, and to commit to such agreements the royalty interests in oil and gas, or either of them, reserved to the State or any fund thereof by law.
HB 884 51-0 (1949) Author: Childress, Hiram Relating to authorizing the Commissioner of the General Land Office to reinstate sales of land in Fisher County forfeited prior to September 1, 1941 and on which applications have been filed for reinstatement prior to April 15, 1949, and on which there are no intervening rights of a third person; providing for all principal and interest shall be made prior to reinstatement.
HB 956 51-0 (1949) Author: McIlhany, Grainger Walter Relating to authorizing the Commissioner of the General Land Office to reinstate sales of land in Wheeler County forfeited prior to August 1, 1941, and after January 1, 1941, where the lands have been improved by the present occupant to the extent of Three Thousand Dollars ($3,000) or more, providing that the provisions of this Act shall not apply as to intervening rights of third parties.
SB 452 51-0 (1949) Author: Bullock, Pat M. Relating to authorizing the Commissioner of the General Land Office to reinstate sales of land in Fisher County forfeited prior to September 1, 1941 and on which applications have been filed for reinstatement prior to April 15, 1949, and on which there are no intervening rights of a third person.
SJR 11 51-0 (1949) Author: Vick, Kyle A. Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the State of Texas fixing the salaries of certain constitutional officers by amending Section 23 of Article 4, as amended, of the Constitution of the State of Texas fixing the salary of the Comptroller, Treasurer and Commissioner of the General Land Office at Ten Thousand ($10,000.00) Dollars per annum; providing for its submission to the voters of the State of Texas as required by the Constitution, and making an appropriation therefor.
HB 28 51-1 (1950) Author: Craig, William Jenkins "Bill" Relating to authorizing the Commissioner of the General Land Office to reinstate sales of land in Hutchinson County forfeited prior to February 2, 1943, and after January 1, 1943, and where the lands have been occupied by the original purchaser of said lands from the State for a period of twenty-seven years or more.
HB 76 51-1 (1950) Author: King, Samuel Leslie Relating to authorizing the Commissioner of the General Land Office to reinstate sales of land in Wilbarger County forfeited prior to August 1, 1943, ans after January 1, 1943, where the lands have been improved by the present occupant to the extent of Two Thousand Dollars ($2,000) or more, providing that the provisions of this Act shall not apply as to intervening rights of third parties.
SB 5 51-1 (1950) Author: Hazlewood, Grady Relating to authorizing the Commissioner of General Land Office to re-instate sales of land in Hutchinson County, Texas, forfeited after September 1, 1942, and prior to February 1, 1943, and where the lands have been occupied or used by the original purchaser for a period of twenty-seven years or more.
HB 206 50-0 (1947) Author: Heflin, James McDonald Relating to authorizing and directing the Commissioner of the General Land Office to sell 100 acres of land out of the Solomon Smith Survey, Abstract 254, in Waller County, Texas.
HB 748 50-0 (1947) Author: Timmons, Jerome Blake | et. al. Relating to authorizing the Commissioner of the General Land Office to execute contracts committing the oil and gas interests of the State to lawful agreements with the approval of the School Land Board if the oil and gas interests are set apart for Permanent Free School Fund and the several asylum funds, and of the board, agent, agency or authority of the state vested with authority to lease or approve the leasing of lands for oil and gas in other lands or areas; authorizing administrators, executors, guardians, or other fiduciaries administering estates under the control and jurisdiction of the County Courts to execute contracts committing to lawful agreements the oil and gas interests of the estates with the approval of the County Courts; repealing all laws and parts of laws in conflict herewith.
SB 42 50-0 (1947) Author: Carney, Howard A. Relating to fixing the terms of leases covering certain submerged lands now or hereafter within the jurisdiction of the State of Texas; providing for the amendment of existing leases of such lands; declaring provisions hereof severable; repealing all laws and parts of laws in conflict.
HB 223 49-0 (1945) Author: Sallas, Jonathan Benjamin Relating to repealing certain Articles by providing that the Commissioner of the General Land Office may have not more than 1500 copies of Supplemental Abstracts of patented, titled and surveyed lands printed and bound for distribution and providing that the Commissioner of the General Land Office shall have the authority to sell and distribute the undisposed of Volumes and Abstracts provided for in Chapter 291, Acts of the 47th Legislature, 1941.
HB 228 49-0 (1945) Author: Greer, Julian Preston Relating to amending certain Statutes by providing for an increase in the amount of certain fees; providing for the elimination of certain fees and the addition of others; fixing the effective date.
SB 101 49-0 (1945) Author: Hazlewood, Grady | et. al. Relating to amending certain Statutes by providing for an increase in the amount of certain fees; providing for the elimination of certain fees and the addition of others; fixing the effective date.
SB 122 49-0 (1945) Author: Lane, Wardlow William Relating to providing that the Commissioner of the General Land Office may have not more than fifteen hundred (1500) copies of Supplemental Abstracts of patented, titled and surveyed lands printed and bound for distribution; providing that the Commissioner of the General Land Office shall have the authority to sell and distribute the undisposed-of volumes of Abstracts.
SB 229 49-0 (1945) Author: Lane, Wardlow William | et. al. Relating to authorizing the Commissioner of the General Land Office, with the approval of the School Land Board, to enter into agreements whereby the State's royalty interests in natural gas reserved in or retained in any patent or contract of sale or under the terms of any lease executed by an agent of the state under the Relinquishment Act or any lease executed and issued by the Commissioner of the General Land Office, except leases covering land belonging to The University of Texas, are pooled and consolidated with other interests in natural gas so as to form pooled areas; fixing a minimum royalty to be received by the state; repealing all laws in conflict herewith; providing a savings clause.
HB 12 48-0 (1943) Author: Isaacks, Samuel Jackson "Sam" Relating to regulating the granting of electric power and transmission line right of way easements, or leases of sites for electric substations and the easements thereof and the rates to be charged therefor, on and across public lands of Texas.
HB 35 48-0 (1943) Author: Sallas, Jonathan Benjamin Relating to amending certain Acts to provide for the granting of telephone, telegraph, electric transmissions on and/or power line right of ways and/or easements, or leases of sites for electric substations and the easements thereof and the rates to be charged therefor, on and across public lands of Texas.
HB 125 48-0 (1943) Author: Gilmer, Claud Henry Relating to amending certain Statues by providing that certain oil leases shall not be valid until approved by the Commissioner of the General Land Office.
HB 126 48-0 (1943) Author: Gilmer, Claud Henry Relating to authorizing the Commissioner of the General Land Office, by and with the consent and approval of the School Land Board, to enter into and approve pooling of public school lands and lands in which the public free school fund owns a mineral interest with privately owned lands for the purpose of oil and gas development; repealing all laws in conflict herewith.
HB 141 48-0 (1943) Author: Huffman, Calvin Combest "Cal" | et. al. Relating to amending certain Statutes by providing for the conditions of payment for state lands in the event of the death of any purchase of school land.
HB 476 48-0 (1943) Author: Walker, David B. Relating to authorizing and directing the Commissioner of the General Land Office of the State of Texas to deed, convey, assign, and/or transfer all right, title and interest of whatsoever class, kind and character directly or indirectly belonging to the State of Texas in and to that tract of land known as the thirty-five (35) acre park situated in Hillsboro in Hill County, Texas, and known as Jefferson Davis State Park, to the Robert E. Vaden Post, No. 4, of the American Legion of Hill County, Texas.
HB 489 48-0 (1943) Author: Sallas, Jonathan Benjamin | et. al. Relating to amending certain acts providing for mineral prospect permit applications; providing for rental payment to accompany applications.
SB 78 48-0 (1943) Author: Morris, George C. Relating to authorizing the Commissioner of the General Land Office, by and with the consent and approval of the School Land Board, to enter into and approve pooling of public school lands and lands in which the Public Free School Fund owns a mineral interest with privately owned lands for the purpose of oil and gas development; repealing all laws in conflict herewith.
SB 94 48-0 (1943) Author: Metcalfe, Penrose B. Relating to amending certain Acts to provide for the granting of telephone, telegraph, electric transmission and/or power line right of ways and/or easements, or leases of sites for electric sub stations and the easements thereof and the rates to be charged therefor, on and across public lands of Texas.
SB 106 48-0 (1943) Author: Aikin, Jr., A.M. Relating to requiring certain oil and gas leases to be approved by the Commissioner of the General Land Office.
SB 281 48-0 (1943) Author: Sulak, Louis J. Relating to providing that it is unlawful for any person, firm, corporation or association of persons, to reproduce, print or prepare or to sell or furnish any printed, multigraphed or mimeographed list or lists prepared by or under the direction of the Commissioner of the General Land Office of the State of Texas, offering for sale or lease any State or Public School Land, and providing a penalty therefor.
HB 123 47-0 (1941) Author: Sharpe, Ben H. | et. al. Relating to providing for the revision and compilation of the abstracts of patented, titled, and surveyed land by the Commissioner of the General Land Office; making an appropriation for the printing and binding of same; providing for the distribution and sale of same by the Comptroller of Public Accounts.
SB 238 47-0 (1941) Author: Lanning, Royston Conrad "Doc" Relating to providing for the leasing of all islands, salt water lakes, bays, inlets, marshes, and reefs owned by the State within tidewater limits, and that portion of the Gulf of Mexico within the jurisdiction of Texas.
HB 9 46-0 (1939) Author: Smith, Paris | et. al. Relating to amending certain Acts relative to the purchase and application of unsurveyed school lands or land vacancies.
SB 27 44-0 (1935) Author: Regan, Kenneth Mills Relating to making an appropriation of one thousand ($1,000) dollars to be used by the Commissioner of the General Land Office for binding and repairing records and documents of the General Land Office.
SB 206 44-0 (1935) Relating to authorizing the Commissioner of the General Land Office to accept, approve and file corrected field notes to any survey of land in Swisher County where said corrected field notes are made by a duly authorized official land surveyor and based upon the "Hutchinson Iron Pipe Survey."
HB 6 43-0 (1933) Author: Hughes, Sarah Tilghman | et. al. Relating to regulating the granting of pipeline right of way easements, and the terms thereof and the rates to be charged therefor, across public lands of Texas.
HB 99 43-0 (1933) Author: Johnson, Andrew Percy Relating to authorizing and directing the Commissioner of the General Land Office of the State of Texas, to deed, convey, assign and/or transfer all right, title, and interest of whatsever class, kind or character directly or indirectly belonging to the State of Texas in and to that tract of land known as the 26.5 acre Park Site situated near Con Can Post Office in Uvalde County, Texas, to A. B. Mayhew.
HB 218 43-0 (1933) Author: Jones, Walter E. | et. al. Relating to requiring the Land Commissioner to ascertain and determine the amount of bonus and rental money due the State, and by whom due, under the operation, terms, and conditions of the Relinquishment Act, authorizing the Land Commissioner to settle and compromise such debts with the debtors on the basis of actual amounts found due less all just and lawful credits.
HB 560 43-0 (1933) Author: Clayton, William Edwin | et. al. Relating to providing for the issuance of patents to certain lands formerly claimed by the State of New Mexico.
HB 463 42-0 (1931) Author: Johnson, Arthur C. Relating to authorizing the Commissioner of the General Land Office to accept and award all applications for the repurchase of Public School Land in Dallam County.
HB 847 42-0 (1931) Author: Keller, Jack Relating to authorizing the Commissioner of the General Land Office to accept and reward all applications for re-purchase of Public school land situated in Brewster County and Loving County, Texas.
SB 70 42-0 (1931) Author: Holbrook, Thomas Jefferson Relating to authorizing and directing the Commissioner of the General Land Office of the State of Texas, to deed, convey, assign and/or transfer all right, title and interest of whatsoever class, kind or character, directly or indirectly belonging to the State of Texas, except the mineral rights herein, in and to certain abutting property known as the Texas City or Government Dike, to the City of Texas City in Galveston County, Texas.
HB 49 41-0 (1929) Author: Acker, Sr., Walter P. | et. al. Relating to providing an extension of the term of certain Oil and Gas Permits from a period of two (2) years to a period of five (5) years from their respective dates. House: State Affairs
HB 111 41-0 (1929) Author: Storey, Cecil | et. al. Relating to providing for the sale and ease of minerals in and on University lands; providing for re-surveying, dividing and marketing said lands. House: Public Lands & Buildings
HB 144 41-0 (1929) Author: Pool, Adrian C. Relating to authorizing the Commissioner of the General Land Office to employ additional clerks from February 1, 1929, until September 1, 1929, and making appropriation therefor. House: Appropriations
HB 154 41-0 (1929) Author: Williams, William Thomas "Willie" Relating to providing for the sale by the Commissioner of the General Land Office at auction of oil and gas leases on unsold public free school and asylum land, fresh water lakes, river beds and channels, islands, salt water lakes, bayous, inlets, marshes, reefs and that part of the Gulf of Mexico within the jurisdiction of Texas. House: Judiciary
SB 257 41-0 (1929) Author: Berkeley, Benjamin Franklin Relating to authorizing the Commissioner of the General Land Office to accept and award all applications for the repurchase of public school land forfeited and reappraised under Chapter 94, an Act approved March 19, 1925, and as amended by Chapter 25, an act approved October 27, 1926, for which applications or the first payment therefor were filed in the Land Office after the expiration of the time allowed by law for the filing thereof but for which applications and the first payment were so filed.
SB 197 41-2 (1929) Author: Parr, Archer "Archie" Relating to the issuance of an oil and gas lease to Henry Holden.
SB 39 41-5 (1930) Author: Berkeley, Benjamin Franklin Relating to providing for procuring and filing in the General Land Office certain papers, maps, sketches and reports relating to the survey of lands by virtue of certificates issued by the State to The Texas & Pacific Railway Company and its predecessors in title, now in the custody of said railway company, the same to become archives of the General Land Office.
HB 18 40-0 (1927) Author: Daniel, Roy Joyner | et. al. Relating to defining, regulating and licensing real estate brokers; creating the real estate division of the General Land Office and providing for the appointment of a supervisor of such division.
HB 264 40-0 (1927) Author: Brown, Henry Turner Relating to authorizing the Commissioner of the General Land Office to revalue, reclassify and give new notice on all scrap school surveys; and to allow all applicants sixty days after such reclassification and revaluation in which to file applications to purchase said land.
SB 147 39-0 (1925) Author: Miller, Eugene Relating to protecting those who have filed exemption or homestead donation claims on school Section 2, S. P. Ry, Co., certificate 16/68 in Jack County, Texas, by authorizing the original preemptors or their assignees in good faith and for value to purchase, and the Commissioner of the General Land Office to sell to them such portions as they own in good faith and for value under said preemption or homestead claim, at fifty cents (.50) per acre, after they have filed field notes in the General Land Office, and have met such requirements as the law imposes on the owners of homestead or preemption claims, and purchasers of school lands desiring patents therefor. Senate: Public Land and Land Office
SB 458 39-0 (1925) Author: Wood, Ashley Elijah Relating to authorizing the Governor to make sale and execute a deed disposing of the South half of Block 59, East Fifth Street in the City of Austin, Travis County, Texas, at such price and on such terms as may meet the approval of the Governor, Commissioner of the General Land Office and Attorney General. Senate: Public Land and Land Office
HB 503 38-0 (1923) Author: McFarlane, William Doddridge Relating to protection of those who have filed exemption or homestead donation claims on school Section 2, S.F. Ry. Co. certificate 16/68 in Jack County, Texas.
SB 239 38-0 (1923) Author: Murphy, Sr., Charles Alfred Relating to authorizing the Commissioner of the General Land Office to issue certain oil and gas leases.
HB 126 37-0 (1921) Author: Bonham, Herbert Spencer Relating to a certain Act regarding oil and gas that may be in unsurveyed land belonging to the public free school fund.
SB 186 37-0 (1921) Author: Buchanan, Arren C. Relating to providing for the sale of the University of Texas state lands, etc.
SB 268 37-0 (1921) Author: Parr, Archer "Archie" Relating to validate the grants of land made by the crown of Spain, made to the original grantees and their heirs, land being in Webb Country, etc.
HB 365 36-0 (1919) Author: Jones, Walter Francis Relating to amending certain statutes by providing that any part of a tract of land heretofore or hereafter sold by the State, may, in the discretion of the commissioner of the General Land Office, and regardless of the number of acres contained therein, be patented at any time upon the payment of the balance due the State for such part together with the patent fees prescribed by law.
HB 407 36-0 (1919) Author: Stewart, W. W. | et. al. Relating to amending certain laws providing the royalty and other sums and compensations to be paid to the State and owner of the surface of lands upon which permits may be granted by the State to explore for minerals or leased for production of minerals, and granting a lien upon all production produced upon the leased areas and the improvements situated thereon to secure the payment of any royalty and any sums due the State or the surface owner, arising under the operation of any portion of this Act.
HB 412 36-0 (1919) Author: Barrett, Charles W. Relating to authorizing the Commissioner of the General Land Office to lease the lands owned by the State, under the control and management of the Board of Prison Commissioners, known as the penitentiary lands, and the lands under the control and management of the Board of the Institution for training of Juveniles, located in Coryell county, Texas, to any person, firm, or corporation, desiring the right to prospect for and develop petroleum, oil or natural gas thereon; providing that said leases may be executed under the terms and conditions and in the same manner, as now provided for by law, for the leasing of public free school University and asylum lands.
SB 9 36-0 (1919) Author: Dudley, Richard M. Relating to validating sales of lands belonging to public free schools and asylum funds of the State, which were made under the provisions of certain statute.
SB 127 36-0 (1919) Author: Buchanan, Charles R. | et. al. Relating to providing for the sale, lease, transfer, patenting and forfeiture of land belonging to the Public Free School Fund, the Lunatic Asylum Fund, the Blind Asylum Fund, the Deaf and Dumb Asylum Fund, and the Orphan Asylum Fund, and to repeal certain acts relating to the sale of public school and asylum lands, relating to the sale of public lands, and the reservation all minerals in all the land included in this Act.
HB 70 36-2 (1919) Author: Stewart, W. W. | et. al. Relating to authorizing the Commissioner of the General Land Office to sell all petroleum, oil and natural gas in all lands owned by the State.
HB 82 35-4 (1918) Author: Bryan, E. R. | et. al. Relating to amending certain acts relating to the delivery of patents.
SB 36 35-4 (1918) Author: Buchanan, Charles R. Relating to amending and repealing the state statutes both relating to the delivery of patents.
SB 96 33-0 (1913) Author: Hudspeth, Claude Benton Relating to amending the Acts of Legislature relating to validating certain surveys which for any reason might be deemed invalid, and to authorize the Commissioner of the General Land Office to issue patents therefor; said proposed amendment being to provide for the issuance of patents in cases, otherwise valid in all respects, where certified copies of certificates have been taken out and valid re-locations made thereunder, as well as where such certificates have not been taken out, as is provided under the present law.
SB 247 32-0 (1911) Relating to validating all sales made out of leases of unsurveyed school lands that may have been erroneous by reason of a lack of definiteness of lease-holds and unmarked survey lines; sales of school lands to actual settlers in such cases as the applicant did settle on the land within the time required by law, but did not file in the General Land Office the affidavit of settlement within the time required by law, but did settle and in person or by legally substituted assignee continue to reside upon the land in good faith.
HB 501 30-0 (1907) Relating to authorizing the Commissioner of the General Land Office to charge the following fees, with a view of making the land office self-sustaining.
SB 118 30-0 (1907) Relating to authorizing the Commissioner of the General Land Office, with the consent and approval of the Governor and Attorney General, to sell the Guayule, Lechuguilla and other vegetation on school land, and to enter into contracts for the purpose of determining the commercial value of substances found upon public free school land.
SB 220 30-0 (1907) Relating to authorizing the Land Commissioner to have surveyed and located certain mineral bearing school lands.
SB 184 29-0 (1905) Relating to remitting penalties on certain patents and to authorize the Commissioner of the General Land Office to deliver to the owner of the land the patent therefor upon payment of patent fee.
SB 74 25-0 (1897) Relating to authorizing the Commissioner of the General Land Office to forfeit all lands heretofore sold by the State under any of the various acts of the Legislature, for failure to pay any portion of the interest thereon.
HB 688 24-0 (1895) Relating to authorizing the Commissioner of the General Land Office to issue to the heirs of S. H. Carter, a patent to the north half and southeast quarter of section No. 2, block No. 1, in Fisher county, Texas.
SB 95 24-0 (1895) Relating to providing for the sale of all lands heretofore or hereafter surveyed and set apart for the benefit of the public free schools and several asylums, and the lease of such lands and of the public lands of the State, and the patenting of any part of said lands for church, cemetery or school house sites; and to prevent the free use, occupancy, unlawful enclosure or unlawful appropriation of such lands, and to prescribe and provide adequate penalties therefor.
SB 195 24-0 (1895) Relating to the relief of actual occupants of portions of the unappropriated public domain as homes.
HB 481 22-0 (1891) Relating to providing for the sale of all lands heretofore and hereafter surveyed and set apart for the benefit of the public free schools, the University, and the several asylums and the lease of such lands and to prevent the free use, occupancy, unlawful enclosure or unlawful appropriation of such; providing penalties.
HB 504 21-0 (1889) Relating to authorizing the commissioner of the general land office in certain cases to change the number of surveys made by virtue of alternate land certificates.
SB 269 21-0 (1889) Relating to validating certain surveys which for any reason might be deemed invalid, and authorizing the commissioner of the general land office to issue patents therefor.
HB 172 20-0 (1887) Relating to authorizing and requiring the Commissioner of the General Land Office to issue a patent to the heirs of Wilhelm Kuhlman for 320 acres of land located in Gillespie County on December 1, 1879.
HB 283 20-0 (1887) Relating to requiring the Commissioner of the General Land Office to issue to the heirs of James L. Holmes duplicate bounty warrant for 1920 acres of land.
HB 463 20-0 (1887) Relating to the relief of the heirs of Alexander Farmer, deceased.
HB 236 19-0 (1885) Relating to authorizing and requiring the Commissioner of the General Land Office to issue a certificate for 1280 acres of land to J.B. Robertson, for military services in the army of the Republic of Texas.
HB 270 19-0 (1885) Relating to amending article 3856 of the Revised Statutes.
SB 46 19-0 (1885) Relating to the the relief of Willaim S. Boothe, S.F. Grimes, and the heirs of Henry Leftridge.
SB 131 19-0 (1885) Relating to amending Article 3916 of the Revised Civil Statutes.
SB 193 19-0 (1885) Relating to providing for the correction and revision of the abstracts of located titled and patented lands in Texas.
SB 196 19-0 (1885) Relating to the relief of Z.C. Collier, Thomas Collier, and Wm. Ramer.
SB 24 18-0 (1883) Relating to authorizing the Commissioner of the General Land Office to employ additional clerks and fixing their salaries
SB 286 18-0 (1883) Relating to authorizing the Commissioner of the General Land Office to issue patents now suspended for want of reports of county clerks

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