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HB 61 86-0 (2019) Author: White, James
Sponsor: Nichols, Robert
Relating to highway maintenance or construction vehicles, certain service vehicles, and escort flag vehicles, including the use of certain lighting equipment on those vehicles. House: Transportation
Senate: Transportation
Effective on 9/1/19
HB 451 86-0 (2019) Author: Turner, Chris Relating to an exemption from the sales and use tax for certain lightbulbs for a limited period. House: Ways & Means Withdrawn from schedule
HB 3714 86-0 (2019) Author: Parker, Tan | et. al.
Sponsor: Nelson, Jane
Relating to the establishment of street lights along county roads in the unincorporated area of certain counties. House: County Affairs
Senate: Transportation
Effective on 9/1/19
HB 4148 86-0 (2019) Author: Zwiener, Erin Relating to municipal regulation of outdoor lighting; creating a criminal offense. House: Urban Affairs Referred to Urban Affairs
HB 4158 86-0 (2019) Author: Zwiener, Erin | et. al.
Sponsor: Zaffirini, Judith
Relating to the use of municipal hotel occupancy tax revenue in certain municipalities. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Natural Resources & Economic Development
Effective immediately
HB 824 85-0 (2017) Author: Turner, Chris Relating to an exemption from the sales and use tax for certain lightbulbs for a limited period. House: Ways & Means Meeting cancelled
HB 1598 85-0 (2017) Author: Martinez, Armando Relating to the establishment of the disaster identification system for a state of disaster. House: Homeland Security & Public Safety Referred to Homeland Security & Public Safety
HB 2812 85-0 (2017) Author: Oliverson, Tom | et. al.
Sponsor: Huffman, Joan
Relating to the use of certain lighting equipment on security patrol vehicles. House: Homeland Security & Public Safety
Senate: Criminal Justice
Effective on . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
HB 3087 85-0 (2017) Author: Morrison, Geanie W.
Sponsor: Nichols, Robert
Relating to the definitions of highway maintenance and service vehicles for purposes of certain provisions governing vehicle equipment. House: Transportation
Senate: Transportation
Effective on 9/1/17
SB 410 85-0 (2017) Author: Watson, Kirk Relating to the use of light-emitting diode (LED) light bulbs in state buildings. Senate: Business & Commerce Left pending in committee
HB 1625 84-0 (2015) Author: Faircloth, Wayne | et. al. Relating to an exemption from the sales and use tax for certain lightbulbs for a limited period. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Finance
Referred to Finance
HB 1886 84-0 (2015) Author: Martinez, Armando Relating to the authority of certain counties to impose an assessment on landowners for the installation, operation, and maintenance of streetlights. House: County Affairs Referred to County Affairs
HB 1970 84-0 (2015) Author: Martinez, Armando | et. al. Relating to the establishment of the disaster identification system for a state of disaster. House: Homeland Security & Public Safety Left pending in committee
HB 3002 84-0 (2015) Author: Martinez, Armando | et. al.
Sponsor: Hinojosa, Juan
Relating to the fee imposed on certain property owners by a county for the establishment of street lights along a county road. House: County Affairs
Senate: Administration
Effective on 9/1/15
SB 1918 84-0 (2015) Author: Watson, Kirk
Sponsor: Pickett, Joseph
Relating to the use of certain lighting equipment on motorcycles. House: Transportation
Senate: Transportation
Effective on 9/1/15
SB 1950 84-0 (2015) Author: Hinojosa, Juan
Sponsor: Martinez, Armando
Relating to the fee imposed on certain property owners by a county for the establishment of street lights along a county road. House: County Affairs
Senate: Business & Commerce
Placed on General State Calendar
HB 1583 82-0 (2011) Author: Farias, Joe | et. al. Relating to safety equipment requirements for certain cyclists; providing a penalty. House: Homeland Security & Public Safety Corrected committee report sent to Calendars
HB 1811 82-0 (2011) Author: Burnam, Lon Relating to the establishment of a program for the collection, transportation, recycling, and disposal of mercury-containing lights. House: Environmental Regulation Left pending in committee
HB 1902 82-0 (2011) Author: Keffer, Jim Relating to the authority of certain counties to regulate outdoor lighting near astronomical observation facilities. House: County Affairs Referred to County Affairs
HB 2510 82-0 (2011) Author: Lavender, George | et. al.
Sponsor: Eltife, Kevin
Relating to exempting the intrastate manufacture of certain incandescent light bulbs from federal regulation. House: Energy Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective on 1/1/12
HB 2857 82-0 (2011) Author: Gallego, Pete
Sponsor: Uresti, Carlos
Relating to regulation of outdoor lighting in certain areas; providing a criminal penalty and for injunctive relief. House: County Affairs
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Effective on 1/1/12
SB 753 82-0 (2011) Author: Birdwell, Brian Relating to the authority of certain counties to regulate outdoor lighting near astronomical observation facilities. Senate: Intergovernmental Relations Referred to Intergovernmental Relations
HB 1013 81-0 (2009) Author: Corte, Jr., Frank | et. al.
Sponsor: Wentworth, Jeff | et. al.
Relating to the authority of certain counties to regulate the installation and use of lighting in certain areas. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Effective immediately
HB 3313 81-0 (2009) Author: Gonzales, Veronica Relating to the authority of a county to obtain a lien against property of a landowner to secure payment of a fee for the installation, operation, and maintenance of street lights. House: Border & Intergovernmental Affairs Considered in Calendars
HB 3422 81-0 (2009) Author: Burnam, Lon | et. al. Relating to the establishment of a program for the collection, transportation, recycling, and disposal of mercury-containing lights. House: Environmental Regulation Left pending in committee
HB 3483 81-0 (2009) Author: Coleman, Garnet | et. al. Relating to county authority to prohibit off-premise signs on certain roads and standards for off-premise signs. House: Transportation Left pending in subcommittee
HB 3633 81-0 (2009) Author: Geren, Charlie Relating to the purchase by state agencies of certain lamps. House: State Affairs Placed on General State Calendar
SB 807 81-0 (2009) Author: Van de Putte, Leticia Relating to the authority of a county to regulate the installation and use of lighting in certain areas. Senate: Intergovernmental Relations Referred to Intergovernmental Relations
HB 573 80-0 (2007) Author: Gonzales, Veronica | et. al.
Sponsor: Lucio, Jr., Eddie
Relating to providing street lights in a subdivision in the unincorporated area of certain counties. House: County Affairs
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Effective immediately
HB 673 80-0 (2007) Author: Oliveira, Rene Relating to seawalls and street lights as authorized projects in a public improvement district. House: County Affairs Considered in Calendars
HB 1852 80-0 (2007) Author: Corte, Jr., Frank
Sponsor: Van de Putte, Leticia
Relating to the authority of a county to regulate the installation and use of lighting in certain areas. House: Defense Affairs & State-Federal Relations
Senate: Veteran Affairs & Military Installations
Effective immediately
HB 1975 80-0 (2007) Author: Miller, Sid Relating to operation of a motor vehicle equipped with a blue light. House: Transportation Referred to Transportation
HB 2111 80-0 (2007) Author: Patrick, Diane Relating to requiring flashing lights to be posted in school crossing zones. House: Transportation Referred to Transportation
HB 2279 80-0 (2007) Author: Strama, Mark | et. al. Relating to the purchase of energy-efficient light bulbs for certain state buildings, public school facilities, and higher education facilities. House: Government Reform Considered in Calendars
HB 2648 80-0 (2007) Author: Rose, Patrick Relating to the authority of counties to regulate the use of outdoor lighting; providing a penalty. House: County Affairs Referred to County Affairs
HB 775 79-0 (2005) Author: Gonzales, Veronica | et. al.
Sponsor: Lucio, Jr., Eddie
Relating to the allocation of certain community development block grant program money for the installation of street lights in colonias. House: Border & International Affairs
Senate: International Relations & Trade
Effective on 9/1/05
HB 1069 79-0 (2005) Author: Solis, Jim Relating to liability of a governmental unit for a claim arising from roadway lighting conditions. House: Civil Practices Referred to Civil Practices
HB 2253 79-0 (2005) Author: Rose, Patrick Relating to the authority of counties to regulate the use of outdoor lighting; providing a penalty. House: County Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 3448 79-0 (2005) Author: Solis, Jim Relating to the collection of street lighting service fees by a county or by certain public or private entities contracting with a county. House: County Affairs Referred to County Affairs
SB 645 79-0 (2005) Author: Barrientos, Gonzalo Relating to the authority of certain counties to regulate the use of outdoor lighting. House: County Affairs
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Left pending in committee
SB 647 79-0 (2005) Author: Lucio, Jr., Eddie Relating to the allocation of certain community development block grant program money for the installation of street lights in colonias. Senate: International Relations & Trade Referred to International Relations and Trade
SB 768 79-0 (2005) Author: Wentworth, Jeff Relating to the authority of counties to regulate the use of outdoor lighting; providing a penalty. House: County Affairs
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Left pending in committee
SB 994 79-0 (2005) Author: Lucio, Jr., Eddie Relating to liability of a governmental unit for a claim arising from roadway lighting conditions. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 1678 79-0 (2005) Author: Barrientos, Gonzalo Relating to the powers of the Lower Colorado River Authority to adopt and implement certain environmental conservation measures. Senate: Natural Resources Left pending in committee
HB 849 78-0 (2003) Author: Talton, Robert
Sponsor: Jackson, Mike
Relating to the regulation of tow trucks, to the authority of a political subdivision of this state to regulate tow trucks, and to insurance for commercial motor vehicles; providing penalties. House: Transportation
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective on 9/1/03
SB 1346 78-0 (2003) Author: Jackson, Mike Relating to the regulation of tow truck lights by political subdivisions. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SB 1715 78-0 (2003) Author: Wentworth, Jeff
Sponsor: Mercer, Ken
Relating to lighting equipment requirements for vehicles. House: Transportation
Senate: Infrastructure Development and Security
Point of order sustained
HB 164 77-0 (2001) Author: Olivo, Dora | et. al.
Sponsor: Armbrister, Kenneth
Relating to the authority of counties to regulate outdoor lighting near major astronomical observatories. House: County Affairs
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Effective immediately
HB 1469 77-0 (2001) Author: Oliveira, Rene | et. al.
Sponsor: Lucio, Jr., Eddie
Relating to improvements to county roads and the assessment of costs by the commissioners courts of certain counties. House: County Affairs
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Effective immediately
HB 2500 77-0 (2001) Author: Marchant, Kenny Relating to the authority of a municipality to condemn a street light system. House: Land & Resource Management Left pending in committee
HB 3072 77-0 (2001) Author: Chisum, Warren Relating to lighting requirements for motor vehicles. House: Transportation Left pending in committee
HB 916 76-0 (1999) Author: Gallego, Pete | et. al.
Sponsor: Shapleigh, Eliot
Relating to regulation of outdoor lighting at state-funded entities. House: State Affairs
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/99
HB 1303 76-0 (1999) Author: Gray, Patricia
Sponsor: Jackson, Mike
Relating to the authority of the San Leon Municipal Utility District of Galveston County to install and assess for street lighting. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective on 9/1/99
HB 1304 76-0 (1999) Author: Gray, Patricia
Sponsor: Jackson, Mike
Relating to the authority of the Bacliff Municipal Utility District of Galveston County to install and assess for street lighting. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective on 9/1/99
HB 3366 76-0 (1999) Author: Talton, Robert
Sponsor: Gallegos, Jr., Mario
Relating to lighting equipment on tow trucks. House: Transportation
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
HB 92 67-0 (1981) Author: Hudson III, Samuel Relating to requirement of adequate locks and lighting for apartments and hotels. House: Business & Industry Referred to subcommittee
HB 1540 67-0 (1981) Author: Reynolds, Jay H.
Sponsor: Traeger, John
Relating to hunting with a light in Dimmit County. House: Environmental Affairs
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective immediately
HB 509 66-0 (1979) Author: Polumbo, Anthony Relating to shining lights on public roadways. House: Transportation Referred to subcommittee
HB 551 66-0 (1979) Author: Clark, Bill Relating to the possession of a firearm and certain lights on the public roads at night. House: Environmental Affairs Considered by committee in public hearing
HB 1900 66-0 (1979) Author: Keller, Ray Relating to the use or possession of a light by a person hunting a furbearing animals. House: Environmental Affairs Referred to Committee on Environmental Affairs
HB 458 65-0 (1977) Author: Grant, Ben Z. Relating to circumstances under which lighted lamps are required on vehicles. House: Transportation Tabled
HB 466 65-0 (1977) Author: Agnich, Fred Relating to the penalty for hunting with a light. House: Environmental Affairs Referred to Committee on Environmental Affairs
SB 295 65-0 (1977) Author: Jones, Grant
Sponsor: Agnich, Fred
Relating to the penalty for hunting with a light. House: Environmental Affairs
Senate: Natural Resources
Assigned to General State Calendar
HB 57 64-0 (1975) Author: Kaster, James J.
Sponsor: Snelson, W.E. "Pete"
Relating to county regulation of outdoor lighting and subdivisions near major astronomical observatories; providing a penalty. House: Intergovernmental Affairs
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Effective in 90 days
HB 170 64-0 (1975) Author: Bynum, Ben Relating to the use of headlamps with respect to motorcycles and motor-driven cycles. House: Transportation Referred to Subcommittee on Motor Transportation
HB 2169 64-0 (1975) Author: Weddington, Sarah
Sponsor: Lombardino, Frank
Relating to ramp lights and exit signs in certain buildings. House: Intergovernmental Affairs
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Effective in 90 days
SB 1007 64-0 (1975) Author: Lombardino, Frank Relating to ramp lights and exit signs in certain buildings. Senate: State Affairs Referred to Committee on State Affairs
HB 298 63-0 (1973) Author: Bynum, Ben Relating to regulations by the State Board of Control requiring that lights in state buildings be turned off at certain times. House: State Affairs Considered in public hearing
HB 4 63-1 (1973) Author: Bales, Larry Relating to the use of outdoor lights for business purposes. House: Business & Industry Referred to Committee on Business and Industry
HB 1547 62-0 (1971) Author: McKissack, Dick Relating to prohibiting the casting of a spotlight, headlight, or artificial light in, over or upon public or private property upon any game animal or birds protected by State law, with a firearm or device for wounding or killing such animal in possession between sunset and sunrise; providing penalties.
SB 565 62-0 (1971) Author: Harrington, D. Roy Relating to prohibiting the use of spotlight, etc., on public or private property on game animals or birds with firearm or device for wounding or killing same in possession between sunset and sunrise; including penalty.
HB 560 60-0 (1967) Author: Miller, Jr., James E. Relating to changing the penalty for violation of the proclamations, orders, rules, or regulations of the Parks and Wildlife Commission concerning hunting with artificial light in Newton, Jasper, Tyler, Hardin and Orange Counties.
HB 941 59-0 (1965) Author: Alaniz, John C. Relating to providing that any person, firm, or corporation that has a television tower or similar structure licensed by the Federal Communications Commission and located within the State of Texas be required to have continuously burning red lights, or continuously burning flashing red lights, or both, in operation thereon at whatever prescribed intervals and subject to whatever prescribed conditions they are under license required to maintain.
HB 920 58-0 (1963) Author: Alaniz, John C. Relating to providing that any person, firm, or corporation that has a television tower or similar structure licensed by the Federal Communications Commission and located within the State of Texas be required to have continuously burning flashing red lights, or continuously burning flashing red lights, or both, in operation thereon at whatever prescribed intervals and subject to whatever prescribed conditions they are under license required to maintain; providing that any guy wires upholding said towers or similar structures that have less than a sixty (60) degree angle with the ground be required to have at least two (2) continuously burning flashing red lights on levels at approximately three-fourths (3/4), one-half (1/2), and one-fourth (1/4) of the overall length of any such guy wire, and installed so as to be visible from any angle of approach; providing certain penalties.
SB 157 56-0 (1959) Author: Crump, Louis M. Relating to amending Statutes regulating lighting of vehicles parked upon roadways or shoulders adjacent thereto.
HB 107 48-0 (1943) Author: Lansberry, Charles V. Relating to requiring railroad companies, or receivers of any railroad companies to equip cabooses or other cars used as cabooses with electric lights; providing a penalty.
HB 275 47-0 (1941) Author: Mills, Roger Q. | et. al. Relating to requiring all railroad companies to equip cabooses with electric lights; providing certain penalties.
HB 389 46-0 (1939) Author: Kersey, W. Clinton | et. al. Relating to requiring all railroad companies to equip cabooses with electric lights; providing a penalty.
HB 361 40-0 (1927) Author: Hornaday, Emery Polk | et. al. Relating to the lights required to be displayed by motor vehicles under certain conditions on public highways; adding animal drawn vehicles under similar conditions.
SB 105 40-0 (1927) Author: Pollard, Sr., Tomas (Thomas) Glover Relating to requiring all railway corporations operating a line of railway in the State of Texas, to place switch lights on their main line switches and to keep the same lighted from sunset until sunrise; except the main line switches that are now or may hereafter be operated by automatic signal devices; providing penalties.
HB 435 38-0 (1923) Author: Fugler, Virgil D. | et. al. Relating to regulating the lighting of all motor vehicles and horse-drawn vehicles in Texas, providing for the testing of such lighting devices and the approval of same by the State Highway Commission; providing penalties for the violation of this act and repealing all laws in conflict herewith.
SB 62 38-2 (1923) Author: Witt, Edgar E. | et. al. Relating to authorizing certain cities to specially illuminate districts thereof, and to construct, install, equip and maintain a system of artificial lights as a local public improvement.
SB 23 31-1 (1909) Relating to providing a system of electric power, electric lights and water works for the purpose of supplying electric power, electric light and water to the State Capitol, the General Land Office, Governor's Mansion, State University and the various public institutions of the State of Texas in the City of Austin and adjacent thereto; to provide for the operation of such plant, to make an appropriation therefor.
HB 52 30-0 (1907) Author: Witherspoon, J. G. Relating to regulating the admission of evidence in damage suits against railroad companies and providing that the defense of contributory negligence, fenced road, switches, yards and open crossings shall not be permitted in any such case, unless the said railroad shall allege and prove that all its engines in use on said railroad were at the time equipped with electric headlights, if the damages sought to be recovered was from an accident happening in the night time, the railroad company shall further allege and prove that at such time the engine was properly equipped with an electric headlight and in proper use.
HB 167 21-0 (1889) Relating to providing for the inspection of refined oils which are the product of petroleum, and which may be used for illuminating purposes within this state, and regulating the sale and use thereof, and providing penalties for violation of the same.

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