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HB 371 85-0 (2017) Author: Howard, Donna | et. al. Relating to certain restrictions on contributions and expenditures from political funds by a lobbyist; creating a criminal offense. House: General Investigating & Ethics Referred to General Investigating & Ethics
HB 444 85-0 (2017) Author: Fallon, Pat Relating to lobbying by former members of the legislature; creating a criminal offense. House: General Investigating & Ethics Referred to General Investigating & Ethics
HB 502 85-0 (2017) Author: Geren, Charlie Relating to the content of detailed reports filed by lobbyists and to monetary limits on expenditures by lobbyists. House: General Investigating & Ethics Left pending in committee
HB 503 85-0 (2017) Author: Capriglione, Giovanni | et. al. Relating to the prohibition on lobbying by certain elected officers. House: General Investigating & Ethics Left pending in committee
HB 504 85-0 (2017) Author: Geren, Charlie Relating to the use of nonpublic information by former members of the legislature; creating an offense. House: General Investigating & Ethics Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 505 85-0 (2017) Author: Geren, Charlie | et. al.
Sponsor: Taylor, Van
Relating to restrictions on lobbyist expenditures from certain political contributions. House: General Investigating & Ethics
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
HB 508 85-0 (2017) Author: Button, Angie Relating to lobbying by former members of the legislature; creating a criminal offense. House: General Investigating & Ethics Referred to General Investigating & Ethics
HB 1085 85-0 (2017) Author: Goldman, Craig | et. al. Relating to certain prohibitions on contributions and expenditures from political funds by a lobbyist; creating a criminal offense. House: General Investigating & Ethics Referred to General Investigating & Ethics
HB 1283 85-0 (2017) Author: Geren, Charlie Relating to the ethics of public officers and related requirements; creating criminal offenses. House: General Investigating & Ethics Referred to General Investigating & Ethics
HB 1316 85-0 (2017) Author: Swanson, Valoree Relating to expenditures for lobbying activities made by a recipient of state money. House: General Investigating & Ethics Referred to General Investigating & Ethics
HB 1722 85-0 (2017) Author: Leach, Jeff Relating to lobbying activities engaged in by state employees. House: General Investigating & Ethics Referred to General Investigating & Ethics
HB 2292 85-0 (2017) Author: Neave, Victoria Relating to lobbying by former members of the legislature; creating a criminal offense. House: General Investigating & Ethics Referred to General Investigating & Ethics
HB 2553 85-0 (2017) Author: Shaheen, Matt Relating to the disclosure of public money spent by certain political subdivisions for lobbying activities in a comprehensive annual financial report. House: General Investigating & Ethics Referred to General Investigating & Ethics
HB 3380 85-0 (2017) Author: Fallon, Pat Relating to the suspension of annuity payments for certain former legislators engaged in lobbying activities. House: General Investigating & Ethics Referred to General Investigating & Ethics
HB 3816 85-0 (2017) Author: Larson, Lyle Relating to the registration as a lobbyist of persons who make certain political contributions. House: General Investigating & Ethics Left pending in committee
HB 3882 85-0 (2017) Author: Larson, Lyle Relating to lobbying by former statewide elected officers or members of their staffs; creating a criminal offense. House: General Investigating & Ethics Placed on General State Calendar
HB 4119 85-0 (2017) Author: Fallon, Pat Relating to the disclosure of family members engaged in lobbying activities in personal financial statements filed by public officers and candidates. House: General Investigating & Ethics Referred to General Investigating & Ethics
HB 4180 85-0 (2017) Author: Coleman, Garnet
Sponsor: Kolkhorst, Lois
Relating to the creation, operations, functions, and regulatory authority of certain governmental entities and officials; changes in certain judicial procedures; imposing civil penalties. House: County Affairs
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Senate Amendments Analysis distributed
SB 14 85-0 (2017) Author: Taylor, Van | et. al. Relating to the ethics of public officers and related requirements; creating criminal offenses. House: General Investigating & Ethics
Senate: State Affairs
Referred to General Investigating & Ethics
SB 107 85-0 (2017) Author: Hall, Bob Relating to rules adopted by the Texas Ethics Commission relating to lobbyists or the reporting of political contributions or expenditures. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 137 85-0 (2017) Author: Taylor, Van Relating to lobbying activities engaged in by state employees. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 241 85-0 (2017) Author: Burton, Konni Relating to the use by a political subdivision of public money for lobbying activities. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 445 85-0 (2017) Author: Burton, Konni | et. al. Relating to the authorization and reporting of expenditures for lobbying activities by certain political subdivisions and other public entities. House: General Investigating & Ethics
Senate: State Affairs
Referred to General Investigating & Ethics
SB 464 85-0 (2017) Author: Watson, Kirk Relating to the availability on the Internet of certain registrations and reports filed by lobbyists. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 502 85-0 (2017) Author: Taylor, Van | et. al. Relating to the content of detailed reports filed by lobbyists and to monetary limits on expenditures by lobbyists. House: General Investigating & Ethics
Senate: State Affairs
Reported favorably w/o amendment(s)
SB 503 85-0 (2017) Author: Taylor, Van | et. al. Relating to the prohibition on lobbying by certain elected officers. House: General Investigating & Ethics
Senate: State Affairs
Referred to General Investigating & Ethics
SB 504 85-0 (2017) Author: Taylor, Van | et. al.
Sponsor: Geren, Charlie
Relating to lobbying by former members of the legislature; creating an offense. House: General Investigating & Ethics
Senate: State Affairs
Committee report sent to Calendars
SB 505 85-0 (2017) Author: Taylor, Van | et. al.
Sponsor: Geren, Charlie
Relating to restrictions on lobbyist expenditures from certain political contributions. House: General Investigating & Ethics
Senate: State Affairs
Committee report sent to Calendars
SB 638 85-0 (2017) Author: Huffines, Don Relating to restrictions on legislative lobbying by a regional mobility authority or an employee of a regional mobility authority. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 1716 85-0 (2017) Author: Hall, Bob Relating to expenditures for lobbying activities made by a recipient of state money. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 1812 85-0 (2017) Author: Taylor, Van | et. al. Relating to the authority of an appraisal district to use public money for lobbying activity. House: General Investigating & Ethics
Senate: State Affairs
Referred to General Investigating & Ethics
SB 2044 85-0 (2017) Author: Bettencourt, Paul Relating to the use of tax proceeds for lobbying activities or lobbyists. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 2045 85-0 (2017) Author: Bettencourt, Paul Relating to the reporting by local governmental entities of expenditures for lobbying. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 15 85-1 (2017) Author: Davis, Sarah Relating to lobbying by certain former officers of state government; creating a criminal offense. House: General Investigating & Ethics Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 222 85-1 (2017) Author: Fallon, Pat Relating to lobbying by former members of the legislature; creating a criminal offense. House: General Investigating & Ethics Referred to General Investigating & Ethics
HB 292 85-1 (2017) Author: Fallon, Pat Relating to the suspension of annuity payments for certain former legislators engaged in lobbying activities. House: General Investigating & Ethics Referred to General Investigating & Ethics
HB 302 85-1 (2017) Author: Fallon, Pat Relating to the disclosure of certain family members who are required to register as lobbyists in personal financial statements filed by public officers and candidates. House: General Investigating & Ethics Referred to General Investigating & Ethics
HB 213 84-0 (2015) Author: Button, Angie | et. al. Relating to lobbying by former members of the legislature; creating an offense. House: General Investigating & Ethics Referred to General Investigating & Ethics
HB 314 84-0 (2015) Author: Fallon, Pat Relating to lobbying by former members of the legislature; creating an offense. House: General Investigating & Ethics Referred to General Investigating & Ethics
HB 487 84-0 (2015) Author: Howard, Donna | et. al. Relating to certain restrictions on contributions and expenditures from political funds by a lobbyist; creating a criminal offense. House: Elections Considered in Calendars
HB 972 84-0 (2015) Author: Geren, Charlie | et. al. Relating to reporting of expenditures by persons registered as lobbyists. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 1257 84-0 (2015) Author: Shaheen, Matt Relating to the use by a political subdivision of public money for lobbying activities or lobbyists. House: General Investigating & Ethics Left pending in committee
HB 2845 84-0 (2015) Author: Capriglione, Giovanni Relating to the eligibility of a person to be a candidate for or holder of a public elective office. House: General Investigating & Ethics Referred to General Investigating & Ethics
HB 3219 84-0 (2015) Author: Shaheen, Matt Relating to the use by a school district of public money for lobbying activities or lobbyists. House: General Investigating & Ethics Left pending in committee
HB 3512 84-0 (2015) Author: Davis, Sarah
Sponsor: Huffman, Joan
Relating to lobbying activities and the registration of lobbyists. House: General Investigating & Ethics
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/15
HB 3515 84-0 (2015) Author: Davis, Sarah Relating to reporting of certain expenditures by registered lobbyists. House: General Investigating & Ethics Referred to General Investigating & Ethics
HB 3517 84-0 (2015) Author: Davis, Sarah
Sponsor: Huffman, Joan
Relating to requirements governing registration and authorized activities of certain lobbyists; expanding the applicability of an occupational registration. House: General Investigating & Ethics
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/15
SB 19 84-0 (2015) Author: Taylor, Van | et. al.
Sponsor: Cook, Byron | et. al.
Relating to the ethics of public officers and employees, the disclosure of certain political contributions, and related requirements and procedures; creating criminal offenses. House: State Affairs
Senate: State Affairs
House appoints conferees-reported
SB 319 84-0 (2015) Author: Taylor, Van Relating to lobbying by former members of the legislature; creating an offense. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 555 84-0 (2015) Author: Taylor, Van Relating to the eligibility of a person to be a candidate for or holder of a public elective office. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 585 84-0 (2015) Author: Watson, Kirk | et. al. Relating to the content of detailed reports filed by registered lobbyists. House: General Investigating & Ethics
Senate: State Affairs
Referred to General Investigating & Ethics
SB 586 84-0 (2015) Author: Watson, Kirk | et. al. Relating to the content of detailed reports filed by lobbyists. House: General Investigating & Ethics
Senate: State Affairs
Referred to General Investigating & Ethics
SB 587 84-0 (2015) Author: Watson, Kirk | et. al. Relating to the availability on the Internet of certain registrations and reports filed by lobbyists. Senate: State Affairs Co-author authorized
SB 668 84-0 (2015) Author: Schwertner, Charles | et. al.
Sponsor: Geren, Charlie
Relating to the adoption of a training manual for certain state officers. House: State Affairs
Senate: Business & Commerce
Committee report sent to Calendars
SB 711 84-0 (2015) Author: Burton, Konni Relating to the use by a political subdivision of public money for lobbying activities or lobbyists. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 1299 84-0 (2015) Author: Hall, Bob Relating to rules adopted by the Texas Ethics Commission relating to lobbyists or the reporting of political contributions or expenditures. Senate: State Affairs Left pending in committee
SB 1683 84-0 (2015) Author: Huffines, Don Relating to the retention of unexpended political contributions by and certain activities and benefits of certain public servants, including current and former members of the legislature. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 1862 84-0 (2015) Author: Burton, Konni Relating to the use by a political subdivision of public money for lobbying activities or lobbyists; creating a criminal offense. Senate: State Affairs Left pending in committee
SB 1969 84-0 (2015) Author: Huffman, Joan Relating to ethics of public servants, including the functions and duties of the Texas Ethics Commission; the regulation of political contributions, political advertising, lobbying, and conduct of public servants; and the reporting of political contributions and expenditures and personal financial information; providing civil and criminal penalties. Senate: State Affairs No action taken in committee
HB 415 83-0 (2013) Author: Button, Angie | et. al. Relating to lobbying by former members of the legislature; creating an offense. House: Elections Referred to Elections
HB 582 83-0 (2013) Author: Howard, Donna | et. al. Relating to certain restrictions on contributions and expenditures from political funds by a lobbyist; providing penalties. House: Elections Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 905 83-0 (2013) Author: Howard, Donna Relating to certain activities by, employment of, and contracts of former members of the legislature; creating offenses. House: Elections Referred to Elections
HB 1422 83-0 (2013) Author: Geren, Charlie | et. al.
Sponsor: Eltife, Kevin
Relating to the reporting in a lobbyist registration of certain persons from whom compensation or reimbursement is received. House: Elections
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/13
HB 2737 83-0 (2013) Author: Bonnen, Dennis Relating to ethics of public servants, including the functions and duties of the Texas Ethics Commission; the regulation of political contributions, political advertising, lobbying, and conduct of public servants; and the reporting of political contributions and expenditures and personal financial information; providing civil and criminal penalties. House: Elections Left pending in committee
HB 2984 83-0 (2013) Author: Dutton, Jr., Harold V.
Sponsor: Ellis, Rodney
Relating to lobbying expenditures that are made jointly. House: Elections
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/13
HB 3146 83-0 (2013) Author: Anchia, Rafael Relating to reporting of certain expenditures by registered lobbyists. House: Elections Referred to Elections
SB 99 83-0 (2013) Author: Patrick, Dan | et. al. Relating to lobbying by former members of the legislature; creating an offense. Senate: State Affairs Co-author authorized
SB 219 83-0 (2013) Author: Huffman, Joan | et. al.
Sponsor: Bonnen, Dennis | et. al.
Relating to ethics of public servants, including the functions and duties of the Texas Ethics Commission; the regulation of political contributions, political advertising, lobbying, and conduct of public servants; and the reporting of political contributions and expenditures and personal financial information; providing civil and criminal penalties. House: Elections
Senate: State Affairs
Vetoed by the Governor
SB 754 83-0 (2013) Author: Patrick, Dan Relating to the reporting of the hiring of lobbyists on behalf of a governmental entity. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 1254 83-0 (2013) Author: Davis, Wendy Relating to lobbying by former state agency officers and executive heads; creating an offense. Senate: State Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 508 82-0 (2011) Author: Button, Angie Relating to lobbying by former members of the legislature; creating an offense. House: Elections Referred to Elections
HB 702 82-0 (2011) Author: Howard, Donna Relating to certain restrictions on contributions and expenditures from political funds by a lobbyist; providing penalties. House: Elections Referred to Elections
HB 1211 82-0 (2011) Author: Fletcher, Allen Relating to lobbying by former members of the legislature; creating an offense. House: Elections Referred to Elections
HB 1298 82-0 (2011) Author: Kolkhorst, Lois Relating to reporting of lobbying activities and restrictions on lobbying activities by certain persons; creating an offense. House: Elections Referred to Elections
HB 1923 82-0 (2011) Author: Zedler, Bill Relating to contract requirements for federal-level government relations consultants and agencies or political subdivisions of this state; providing a civil penalty. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 2708 82-0 (2011) Author: Burnam, Lon Relating to certain activities by, employment of, and contracts of former members of the legislature and state agency heads; creating offenses. House: Elections Referred to Elections
HB 3178 82-0 (2011) Author: Lewis, Tryon Relating to expenditures and the reporting of those expenditures by lobbyists; providing criminal penalties. House: Elections Left pending in committee
HB 3409 82-0 (2011) Author: Kolkhorst, Lois
Sponsor: Williams, Tommy
Relating to reporting of lobbying activities and changes in lobbying activities. House: Elections
Senate: State Affairs
Effective immediately
HB 3653 82-0 (2011) Author: Otto, John Relating to the registration fee and registration renewal fee for lobbyists. House: Appropriations Referred to Appropriations
SB 128 82-0 (2011) Author: Patrick, Dan Relating to lobbying by former members of the legislature; creating an offense. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 723 81-0 (2009) Author: Howard, Donna Relating to certain activities by, employment of, and contracts of former members of the legislature; creating offenses. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 2089 81-0 (2009) Author: Turner, Chris Relating to lobbying by former members of the legislature; creating an offense. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 2268 81-0 (2009) Author: Corte, Jr., Frank | et. al. Relating to the use by a political subdivision of public money for lobbying activities or payment of fees and dues of a state association or organization. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 2410 81-0 (2009) Author: Anchia, Rafael Relating to exceptions to the requirements that certain persons register under the lobby law. House: Elections Referred to Elections
HB 2430 81-0 (2009) Author: Button, Angie Relating to lobbying by former members of the legislature; creating an offense. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 3178 81-0 (2009) Author: Thompson, Senfronia Relating to ethics of holders of and candidates for public office, public employees, and lobbyists; providing penalties. House: Elections Left pending in committee
HB 3337 81-0 (2009) Author: Hopson, Chuck Relating to the suspension of a lobbyist registration for failure to pay child support obligations. House: Elections Left pending in committee
HB 3445 81-0 (2009) Author: Anchia, Rafael | et. al.
Sponsor: Deuell, Bob
Relating to requirements governing registration and authorized activities of certain lobbyists. House: Elections
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/09
HB 3553 81-0 (2009) Author: Bonnen, Dennis Relating to reporting by a registered lobbyist of persons compensating the lobbyist for political services provided by the lobbyist. House: Elections Comm. report sent to Local & Consent Calendar
HB 3715 81-0 (2009) Author: King, Susan Relating to identification of certain persons employed to assist a registered lobbyist. House: Elections Placed on General State Calendar
SB 610 81-0 (2009) Author: Shapleigh, Eliot Relating to lobbying by former members of the governor's executive staff; providing civil and criminal penalties. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 1215 81-0 (2009) Author: Patrick, Dan Relating to lobbying by former members of the legislature; creating an offense. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 349 80-0 (2007) Author: Geren, Charlie Relating to political consultants who are, or who are associated with, registered lobbyists; providing a penalty. House: Elections Referred to Elections
HB 602 80-0 (2007) Author: Howard, Donna Relating to certain activities by, employment of, and contracts of former members of the legislature; creating offenses. House: Elections Left pending in committee
HB 1517 80-0 (2007) Author: Paxton, Ken | et. al. Relating to the reporting of expenditures for lobbying and legislative communication by local governmental entities. House: State Affairs Returned to committee
HB 1588 80-0 (2007) Author: Brown, Betty | et. al. Relating to clarifying the law regarding lobbyist communications with the executive branch. House: Elections Referred to Elections
HB 1735 80-0 (2007) Author: Truitt, Vicki | et. al. Relating to ethics training for legislators. House: Elections Postponed
HB 2450 80-0 (2007) Author: Burnam, Lon Relating to eligibility to serve as a member of the board of trustees of certain public retirement systems of this state. House: Pensions & Investments Referred to Pensions and Investments
HB 2489 80-0 (2007) Author: Berman, Leo | et. al.
Sponsor: Duncan, Robert
Relating to registration and reporting requirements for lobbyists. House: Elections
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/07
HB 2493 80-0 (2007) Author: Berman, Leo Relating to the applicability of restrictions on the representation of a person before a state regulatory agency by a former employee of the agency. House: Elections
Senate: State Affairs
Referred to State Affairs
HB 2634 80-0 (2007) Author: Bolton, Valinda Relating to lobbying by former members of the legislature; creating an offense. House: Elections Referred to Elections
HB 2735 80-0 (2007) Author: Berman, Leo
Sponsor: Harris, Chris
Relating to lobbying expenditures that are made jointly. House: Elections
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/07
HB 2791 80-0 (2007) Author: Burnam, Lon Relating to lobbying by former members of the legislature; creating an offense. House: Elections Referred to Elections
HB 2802 80-0 (2007) Author: Garcia, Juan Relating to lobbying by former members of the legislature; creating an offense. House: Elections Referred to Elections
HB 3381 80-0 (2007) Author: Rodriguez, Eddie Relating to certain individuals employed to assist a registered lobbyist. House: Elections Referred to Elections
HB 3907 80-0 (2007) Author: Anchia, Rafael Relating to registration as lobbyists of certain persons who influence state purchasing. House: Elections Placed on General State Calendar
HB 3908 80-0 (2007) Author: Anchia, Rafael Relating to exceptions to the requirements that certain persons register under the lobby law. House: Elections Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 3925 80-0 (2007) Author: Howard, Donna Relating to certain restrictions on contributions and expenditures from political funds by a lobbyist, including penalties. House: Elections Referred to Elections
SB 424 80-0 (2007) Author: Shapleigh, Eliot Relating to lobbying by former members of the governor's executive staff; providing civil and criminal penalties. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 1192 80-0 (2007) Author: Patrick, Dan Relating to restrictions on certain lobbyist expenditures for meals provided to legislators; providing a criminal penalty. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 1193 80-0 (2007) Author: Patrick, Dan Relating to lobbying by former members of the legislature; creating an offense. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 1199 80-0 (2007) Author: Patrick, Dan Relating to restrictions on certain lobbyist expenditures for meals provided to legislative employees; providing a criminal penalty. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 1784 80-0 (2007) Author: Duncan, Robert Relating to information that must be provided by a registered lobbyist. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 92 79-0 (2005) Author: Rodriguez, Eddie Relating to legislative lobbying by a housing authority; imposing a criminal penalty. House: Urban Affairs Referred to Urban Affairs
HB 1508 79-0 (2005) Author: Denny, Mary
Sponsor: Harris, Chris
Relating to reporting of expenditures by persons registered as lobbyists. House: Elections
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/05
HB 1942 79-0 (2005) Author: Swinford, David Relating to restrictions on and reporting of certain expenditures by registered lobbyists. House: Elections Laid on the table subject to call
HB 2202 79-0 (2005) Author: Hughes, Bryan
Sponsor: Harris, Chris
Relating to prohibited conflicts of interest of registered lobbyists. House: Elections
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/05
HB 2282 79-0 (2005) Author: Denny, Mary Relating to the civil penalty for late filing of a lobby registration or report that is corrected by the registrant. House: Elections Left pending in committee
SB 209 79-0 (2005) Author: Barrientos, Gonzalo Relating to the State Preservation Board's authority to prohibit lobbying or political activity on the Capitol grounds. Senate: Administration Referred to Administration
SB 1009 79-0 (2005) Author: Harris, Chris Relating to reporting of expenditures by persons registered as lobbyists. Senate: Administration Reported engrossed
SB 1010 79-0 (2005) Author: Harris, Chris Relating to prohibited conflicts of interest of registered lobbyists. Senate: Administration Reported engrossed
SB 1011 79-0 (2005) Author: Harris, Chris
Sponsor: Swinford, David
Relating to restrictions on and reporting of certain expenditures by registered lobbyists. House: Elections
Senate: Administration
Effective on 9/1/05
SB 1160 79-0 (2005) Author: Harris, Chris Relating to the civil penalty for late filing of a lobby registration or report that is corrected by the registrant. Senate: Administration No action taken in committee
SB 1793 79-0 (2005) Author: Brimer, Kim Relating to the registration fee for certain lobbyists. Senate: Administration Referred to Administration
HB 51 78-0 (2003) Author: Hill, Fred | et. al. Relating to representation of a person for compensation before an executive state agency by a member of the legislature. House: State Affairs Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 310 78-0 (2003) Author: Villarreal, Mike Relating to the financing of campaigns for certain local government offices; providing criminal penalties. House: Elections Left pending in committee
HB 711 78-0 (2003) Author: Rodriguez, Eddie Relating to certain persons appointed as officers or employees of the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality; imposing a criminal penalty. House: Environmental Regulation Referred to Environmental Regulation
HB 1606 78-0 (2003) Author: Wolens, Steven
Sponsor: Ellis, Rodney
Relating to ethics of public servants, including the functions and duties of the Texas Ethics Commission; the regulation of political contributions, political advertising, lobbying, and conduct of public servants; and the reporting of political contributions and personal financial information; providing civil and criminal penalties. House: Ethics, Select
Senate: Government Organization
Effective on 9/1/03
HB 2814 78-0 (2003) Author: Rodriguez, Eddie Relating to legislative lobbying by a housing authority; imposing a criminal penalty. House: Urban Affairs Referred to Urban Affairs
HB 3149 78-0 (2003) Author: Wilson, Ron
Sponsor: Harris, Chris
Relating to conflicts of interest involving lobbyists. House: Elections
Senate: Administration
Effective on 9/1/03
HCR 295 78-0 (2003) Author: Wolens, Steven
Sponsor: Ellis, Rodney
Instructing the enrolling clerk of the house to make technical corrections to H.B. No. 1606. Signed by the Governor
HCR 297 78-0 (2003) Author: Hartnett, Will Instructing the enrolling clerk of the house to make technical corrections to H.B. No. 1606. Tabled
SB 1449 78-0 (2003) Author: Harris, Chris
Sponsor: Wilson, Ron
Relating to conflicts of interest involving lobbyists. House: Elections
Senate: Government Organization
Laid on the table subject to call
SB 54 78-1 (2003) Author: Ellis, Rodney Relating to the appropriation of certain lobby registration fees. Senate: Finance Not again placed on intent calendar
HB 29 78-3 (2003) Author: Luna, Vilma
Sponsor: Bivins, Teel
Relating to appropriating amounts received from the increase in the amount of lobby registration fees under Chapter 249, Acts of the 78th Legislature, Regular Session, 2003. House: Appropriations
Senate: Finance
Effective immediately
HB 750 77-0 (2001) Author: Keel, Terry Relating to use of funds of a metropolitan transit authority for lobbying. House: Urban Affairs Referred to Urban Affairs
HB 1168 77-0 (2001) Author: Wilson, Ron
Sponsor: Harris, Chris
Relating to certain conduct in lobbying; providing a penalty. House: State Affairs
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/01
HB 2067 77-0 (2001) Author: Shields, John Relating to the eligibility of certain persons to serve as members of the State Board of Education or act as general counsel to that board. House: Public Education Referred to Public Education
HB 2539 77-0 (2001) Author: Howard, Charlie Relating to lobbyist registration. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 102 76-0 (1999) Author: Alvarado, Leo Relating to lobbying restrictions in certain municipalities; providing penalties. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 407 76-0 (1999) Author: Hilderbran, Harvey | et. al. Relating to certain restrictions on the use of labor union dues; providing penalties. House: Economic Development Referred to Economic Development
HB 705 76-0 (1999) Author: Shields, John | et. al. Relating to the creation of the offenses of and providing for recovery of reasonable attorney's fees for falsely identifying a tax-exempt organization with political activity or endangering the tax-exempt status of an organization by unauthorized engaging in political activity in the name of the organization, and creating a private cause of action. House: Elections Referred to subcommittee
HB 845 76-0 (1999) Author: Wilson, Ron Relating to restrictions on certain representations by lobbyists. House: State Affairs
Senate: Economic Development
Posting rule suspended
HB 1460 76-0 (1999) Author: Dunnam, Jim Relating to lobbying activities in connection with certain judicial rules. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 1957 76-0 (1999) Author: Danburg, Debra Relating to certain agreements between economic development corporations and persons engaged in certain political activities; providing civil and criminal penalties. House: Elections Referred to Elections
HB 2625 76-0 (1999) Author: Maxey, Glen Relating to the appointment of certain persons as officers or employees of the Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission and to restrictions on employment following commission service. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 2003 70-0 (1987) Author: Hill, Patricia Relating to registration and reports filed with the secretary of state concerning communications to influence legislation or administrative action. House: State Affairs 1st Printing sent to Comm. on Cal.
SB 197 70-0 (1987) Author: Edwards, Chet
Sponsor: Waldrop, Tom
Relating to prohibiting a member of the legislature from acting as a paid lobbyist. House: State Affairs
Senate: State Affairs
Placed on General State Calendar
SB 338 70-0 (1987) Author: Jones, Grant Relating to the expenditure of public funds for influencing the passage or defeat of legislation. Senate: Finance No action taken in committee
SB 854 70-0 (1987) Author: Caperton, Kent Relating to certain records and reports of utilities and rate-making or changing procedures. Senate: State Affairs Left as pending business in comm.
SB 1081 70-0 (1987) Author: Henderson, Don
Sponsor: Hill, Patricia
Relating to certain registrations and reports filed with the secretary of state. House: State Affairs
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 1/1/88
HB 82 70-2 (1987) Author: Waldrop, Tom Relating to prohibiting a person elected to the legislature from acting as a paid lobbyist. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 1965 69-0 (1985) Author: Oliveira, René
Sponsor: Caperton, Kent
Relating to the timeliness of registrations and reports filed under the law regulating lobbyist activities. House: State Affairs
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
HB 1497 68-0 (1983) Author: Green, Gene Relating to the regulation of lobbying; providing penalties. House: State Affairs Referred to subcommittee
HB 1663 68-0 (1983) Author: Garcia, Matt Relating to disclosure of information by lobbyists. House: State Affairs Referred to subcommittee
HB 1826 68-0 (1983) Author: Clemons, Billy Relating to the use of municipal funds to influence legislation. House: Urban Affairs Referred to Committee on Urban Affairs
SB 854 68-0 (1983) Author: Whitmire, John Relating to the use of municipal funds to influence legislation. Senate: Intergovernmental Relations Referred to Committee on Intergovernmental Relations
SB 923 68-0 (1983) Author: Doggett, Lloyd
Sponsor: Green, Gene
Relating to the regulation of lobbying; providing for advisory opinions by the secretary of state; providing penalties. House: State Affairs
Senate: State Affairs
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HB 169 67-0 (1981) Author: Hill, Anita
Sponsor: Doggett, Lloyd
Relating to the regulation of lobbying. House: State Affairs
Senate: State Affairs
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HB 854 67-0 (1981) Author: Whitmire, John Relating to the use of municipal funds to influence legislation. House: Intergovernmental Affairs Referred to Committee on Intergovernmental Affairs
HB 1717 67-0 (1981) Author: Garcia, Matt Relating to disclosure of information by lobbyists. House: State Affairs Referred to subcommittee
SB 854 67-0 (1981) Author: Doggett, Lloyd Relating to disclosure of information by lobbyists. Senate: State Affairs No action taken
HB 659 66-0 (1979) Author: Lalor, Lance
Sponsor: Andujar, Betty
Relating to the regulation of lobbying. House: State Affairs
Senate: State Affairs
House refuses to concur in Senate amendments
HB 660 66-0 (1979) Author: Lalor, Lance Relating to enforcement of the law regulating lobbying. House: State Affairs Referred to Committee on State Affairs
HB 1367 66-0 (1979) Author: Jones, Luther Relating to the use of municipal funds by an incorporated city or town to influence legislation. House: Intergovernmental Affairs Referred to subcommittee
HB 1881 66-0 (1979) Author: Head, Fred Relating to lobbying by certain public servants. House: State Affairs Referred to Committee on State Affairs
HB 2149 66-0 (1979) Author: Untermeyer, Chase Relating to actions by public servants to influence certain actions of state or local government; providing a penalty. House: State Affairs Referred to Subcommittee on State Employees
HB 93 65-0 (1977) Author: Bryant, John W. Prohibiting expenditure of public funds of political subdivisions to influence the outcome of elections on measures and providing criminal and civil penalties and remedies for enforcement. House: Elections Referred to subcommittee
HB 1625 65-0 (1977) Author: Moreno, Paul Relating to a referendum granting or denying authorization to the governing body of a city to spend public funds for membership in or support for organizations that lobby with other levels of government. House: Intergovernmental Affairs Referred to Committee on Intergovernmental Affairs
HB 1738 65-0 (1977) Author: Waters, Ron Relating to use of municipal funds by an incorporated city or town to influence legislation. House: Intergovernmental Affairs Referred to Committee on Intergovernmental Affairs
HB 1789 65-0 (1977) Author: Head, Fred Relating to expenditures of money in the State Bar; prohibiting expenditures for certain purposes. House: Judicial Affairs Considered by committee in public hearing
SB 687 65-0 (1977) Author: Truan, Carlos Relating to use of municipal funds by an incorporated city or town to influence legislation. Senate: State Affairs Referred to subcommittee
SB 886 65-0 (1977) Author: Patman, W.N. "Bill" Relating to the regulation of the influencing of legislation. Senate: State Affairs Referred to Committee on State Affairs
HB 106 64-0 (1975) Author: Reynolds, Richard F. Relating to registration by certain persons engaged in activities designed to influence legislation. House: State Affairs Referred to subcommittee
HB 1217 64-0 (1975) Author: Hale, L. DeWitt
Sponsor: Adams, Don
Relating to the activities, registration, and reporting requirements of persons engaging in activities designed to influence legislation. House: State Affairs
Senate: State Affairs
Effective in 90 days
HB 1492 64-0 (1975) Author: Rucker, Calvin Relating to the definition of first undertaking when used in regard to the activities, registration and reporting requirements of persons engaging in activies designed to influence legislation; relating to a specific description of the matter on which the registrant expects to communicate directly with a member of the legislative or executive branch to influence legislation; relating to the time that an activities report must be filed. House: State Affairs Considered by subcommittee in formal meeting
HB 2049 64-0 (1975) Author: Barrientos, Gonzalo Relating to expenditure of public monies for influencing legislation, directly or indirectly. House: State Affairs Referred to Committee on State Affairs
HB 2 63-0 (1973) Author: Bigham, John R.
Sponsor: Mauzy, Oscar
Relating to the activities, registration, and reporting requirements of persons engaging in activities designed to influence legislation; providing for enforcement of the Act; providing penalties; prohibiting certain acts. House: Appropriations
Senate: Jurisprudence
Signed by the Governor
HB 565 63-0 (1973) Author: Reyes, Ben T. Relating to the expenditure of money by an incorporated city or town to influence legislation. House: Intergovernmental Affairs Referred to Committee on Intergovernmental Affairs
HB 1154 63-0 (1973) Author: Bird, Ronald C. Relating to the regulation of certain persons who engage in the practice of influencing legislation; providing penalties. House: State Affairs Subcommittee hearing date
HB 1493 63-0 (1973) Author: Menefee, Hawkins Relating to disqualification of certain persons connected with lobbying from certain appointive state offices; prescribing a penalty. House: State Affairs Referred to Committee on State Affairs
HR 33 63-0 (1973) Author: Denson, Woody Urging the Lieutenant Governor to reconsider his plan for convening a citizen's conference on lobby regulation legislation. House: Rules
SB 16 63-0 (1973) Author: Kothmann, Glenn Relating to the registration and filing of statements of certain expenditures and activities by certain persons involved in influencing legislation; establishing standards of conduct, procedures for filing statements, registration, and revoking registrations; providing for severability. House: State Affairs
Senate: Jurisprudence
Referred to Committee on Jurisprudence
SB 69 63-0 (1973) Author: Mauzy, Oscar Relating to the registration and filing of statements of certain expenditures and activities by certain persons involved in influencing legislation; establishing standards of conduct, procedures for filing statements, registration, and revoking registrations; prohibiting certain acts; providing penalties. Senate: Administration Referred to Committee on Intergovernmental Relations
SB 350 63-0 (1973) Author: Moore, W.T. "Bill" Relating to disclosures designed to inform the legislature and the public of the identity of persons who for pay or with funds contributed to them seek to influence the legislative process, the sources of their funds, and their areas of legislative activity. Senate: Jurisprudence Committee hearing date
SB 516 63-0 (1973) Author: Wallace, Jim Relating to disqualification of certain persons connected with lobbying from certain appointive state offices; prescribing a penalty. Senate: Jurisprudence Committee hearing date
HB 1801 62-0 (1971) Author: Gammage, R.A. "Bob"
Sponsor: Moore, W.T. "Bill"
Relating to the registration and filing of financial statements by persons engaged in representation before the Legislature and state agencies.
SB 626 62-0 (1971) Author: Wallace, Jim Relating to disqualification of certain persons connected with lobbying from certain appointive state offices and prohibiting certain appointees from lobbying on termination from state service; prescribing a penalty.
SB 957 62-0 (1971) Author: Wallace, Jim Relating to registration and filing of financial statements by persons engaged in representation before the Legislature and state agencies.
SJR 26 62-0 (1971) Author: Wallace, Jim | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment expressing the mandate that the legislature shall enact law disqualifying persons from state appointive positions or employment who have engaged in professional lobbying within the year preceding the appointment or employment, or who are in partnership or close business or professional relationship with such a person.
HB 207 61-0 (1969) Author: Thomas, Bob Loyd "Bobby" Relating to expenditures by cities for influencing legislation, directly or indirectly.
HB 1467 61-0 (1969) Author: Golman, Joe H. | et. al. Relating to imposing fees on certain persons who are required to register with the Clerk of the House of Representatives by the Representation Before the Legislature Act.
SB 583 61-0 (1969) Author: Jordan, Barbara Charline | et. al. Relating to expenditures by cities for influencing legislation, directly or indirectly.
HB 390 60-0 (1967) Author: Johnson, Jake Relating to expenditures by cities for influencing legislation, directly or indirectly.
HB 47 58-0 (1963) Author: Whitfield, Jr., Joseph Charles "Whit" Relating to making it unlawful for any person employed in the Executive branch of the State Government, or any agency or department thereof, to use his official authority or influence for the purpose of interfering with, or influencing the passage of legislation; providing a penalty for violations of this Act.
HB 901 58-0 (1963) Author: Walker, Bill Newton "Billy" Relating to the disclosure of information to the public by requiring the registration of certain persons who undertake to promote or oppose the passage of legislation or its approval or veto by Governor and by requiring the reporting of certain expenditures and contributions by those persons required to register and by members of the Legislature, elective state officers or state officers appointed by the Governor, and candidates for state office or the Legislature; providing for public records to be open to public inspection; prescribing penalties for violations thereof.
HB 1003 57-0 (1961) Author: Collins, Sam Forse Relating to amending the Representation Before the Legislature Act relating to the definitions of "persons," "legislation," and "direct communication;" relating to penalties.
HB 1009 57-0 (1961) Author: Korioth, Thomas Anthony "Tony" Relating to amending a certain Act relating to representation before the Legislature.
HB 21 57-1 (1961) Author: Collins, Sam Forse | et. al. Relating to amending the Representation Before the Legislature Act and the Election Code of Texas relating to definitions of "person," "legislation," and "direct communication"; relating to persons required to register; relating to reports, making other provisions relating thereto, and providing penalties; relating to identification of correspondence to Members of the Legislature and providing penalty for violations; relating to records and sworn statements.
HB 53 57-1 (1961) Author: Johnson, Jake Relating to making it unlawful to use public funds for lobbying, with certain provisos; defining offenses in relation thereto; providing for penalties and injunctive relief.
SB 12 57-1 (1961) Author: Schwartz, A.R. "Babe" Relating to amending the Representation Before the Legislature Act; relating to certain definitions of "persons," "legislation," and "direct communication"; relating to reports; relating to calling members away from the floor of either House; relating to penalties.
HB 382 56-0 (1959) Author: Myatt, Ted W. | et. al. Relating to amending the Representation Before the Legislature Act so as to make it apply to matters which may be pending in the Legislature at a future date as well as matters actually pending, and so as to make it apply to communications and expenditures between sessions of the Legislature as well as during sessions.
HB 407 56-0 (1959) Author: Spears, Jr., Franklin Scott Relating to making it unlawful to use public funds for lobbying, with certain provisos; providing for penalties and injunctive relief.
HB 10 55-0 (1957) Author: Zbranek, Jaromir Charles "Zeke" | et. al. Relating to the Lobbyist Registration Act regulating certain persons who undertake to promote or oppose the passage of legislation by the Legislature or its approval or veto by the Governor.
HB 109 55-0 (1957) Author: Hughes, Charles Ervin | et. al. Relating to the Lobbyist Registration Act, concerning the regulation of persons promoting or opposing the passage of bills or resolutions by the Legislature or Executive approval thereof.
HB 266 55-0 (1957) Author: Welch, Jack | et. al. Relating to the Lobbyist Registration Act, concerning the regulation of persons who for compensation undertake to promote or oppose the passage of legislation by the Legislature or its approval or veto by the Governor.
HB 314 55-0 (1957) Author: Cory, Richard Henry "Dick" | et. al. Relating to requiring the registration of persons who represent others before state agencies; reporting certain information to the Secretary of State and recording thereof by such officer; providing a penalty.
SB 387 55-0 (1957) Author: Gonzalez, Henry Barbosa Relating to creating the Lobbyist Registration Act, concerning the regulation of persons who for compensation undertake to promote or oppose the passage of legislation by the Legislature or its approval or veto by the Governor.
HB 2 55-1 (1957) Author: Zbranek, Jaromir Charles "Zeke" | et. al. Relating to the Representation Before the Legislature Act; providing for the registration of persons who undertake by direct communication, to promote or oppose the passage of any legislation by the Legislature or the approval or veto thereof by the Governor; providing penalties.
HB 3 55-1 (1957) Author: Dugas, Jr., Louis Relating to the Lobbyist Registration Act, defining terms, requiring all persons who perform legislative services to register with the Secretary of State; prescribing penalties.
HB 4 55-1 (1957) Author: Hale, L. DeWitt | et. al. Relating to requiring the registration of persons who represent others before State Agencies; and providing penalties for the violation of this Act.
HB 7 55-1 (1957) Author: Bell, Marshall O. | et. al. Relating to creating the Legislative Registration Act, relating to the regulation of certain persons who undertake to promote or oppose the passage of Legislation by the Legislature or its approval or veto by the Governor.
HB 8 55-1 (1957) Author: Hughes, Charles Ervin | et. al. Relating creating the Lobbyist Registration Act, relating to the regulation of certain persons who undertake to promote or oppose the passage of legislation by the Legislature or its approval or veto by the Governor; repealing certain articles of the Penal Code.
HB 9 55-1 (1957) Author: Day, Jr., James C. "Jimmy" Relating to creating the Representation Before the Legislature Act; declaring public policy; defining terms; providing for the registration of persons who undertake to promote or oppose the passage of any legislation by the Legislature or the approval or veto thereof by the Governor, etc.
HB 10 55-1 (1957) Author: Elliott, William Marshall "Bill" Relating to requiring the registration of persons who represent others before state agencies; providing a penalty.
HB 14 55-1 (1957) Author: Mann, Frank E. | et. al. Relating to requiring any person who solicits, receives or makes expenditures of contributions to promote or oppose legislation to file certain information in regard thereto with the Secretary of State.
SB 2 55-1 (1957) Author: Martin, Crawford Collins Relating to the Representation Before the Legislature Act; providing for the registration of persons who undertake by direct communication to promote or oppose the passage of any legislation by the Legislature or the approval or veto thereof by the Governor; providing for penalty.
SB 3 55-1 (1957) Author: Bracewell, Jr., Joseph Searcy Relating to the regulation of certain persons who undertake to promote or oppose the passage of legislation by the Legislature or its approval or veto by the Governor, or who attempt to influence the Governor with respect to appointments to office, or submission of messages to the Legislature.
SB 4 55-1 (1957) Author: Phillips, Jimmy Relating to the Legislative Registration Act, affirming freedom of petition and speech, declaring public policy and relating to registration of persons who undertake to favor, oppose or influence legislation; prohibiting bribery and providing penalties.
SB 5 55-1 (1957) Author: Gonzalez, Henry Barbosa Relating to the Lobbyist Registration Act, requiring individuals appearing before legislative committee and persons lobbying before the Legislature to register and file financial reports; prohibiting certain acts of lobbying; penalizing violations.
SB 7 55-1 (1957) Author: Aikin, Jr., A.M. Relating to requiring the registration of persons who represent others before state agencies; the reporting of certain information to the Secretary of State and recording thereof by such officer; with certain exceptions; and providing a penalty for failure to register.
HB 659 54-0 (1955) Author: Maverick, Jr., Fontaine Maury | et. al. Relating to Lobbyist Registration Act, concerning the regulation of persons promoting or opposing the passage of bills or resolutions by the Legislature or Executive approval thereof.
HB 18 53-0 (1953) Author: Maverick, Jr., Fontaine Maury | et. al. Relating to enacting the Lobbyist Registration Act, concerning regulation of representation of others by any person, firm, partnership, corporation or association for the purpose of directly or indirectly promoting or opposing the passage of bills, amendments or resolutions by the Legislature or promoting or opposing Executive veto or approval of such bills or resolutions, and providing exceptions thereto; prohibiting the influencing of or attempts to influence the actions of members of the Legislature relating to pending or prospective legislation by promise of or payment of money or other thing of value, and prohibiting the receipt or acceptance of any reward or compensation for such purpose.
HB 131 51-0 (1949) Author: Ivey, Louis J. | et. al. Relating to regulating and controlling representation in legislative matters in the practice of influencing legislative matters in the practice of influencing legislation by personal contact. Prescribing penalties for violation thereof. Repealing all laws in conflict.
HB 68 50-0 (1947) Author: Conner, Charles M. | et. al. Relating to regulating lobbying in the Legislature of the State of Texas; providing penalties for the violation of this act.
HB 867 49-0 (1945) Author: Williamson, W. Albert "Cap" Relating to regulating the creation of funds by public or private subscription, gift, donation, assessment, or otherwise, for the purpose of using same, or any portion thereof, in any manner, to influence the passage or defeat of any legislation; prescribing penalties.
HB 653 47-0 (1941) Author: Lowry, Leslie D. | et. al. Relating to providing for the "Registration of Lobbyists"; providing that the name of each hired lobbyist shall be submitted by the hiring entity and entered on a registration docket; providing for penalties.
HB 166 41-0 (1929) Author: McGill, Joseph | et. al. Relating to defining lobbying. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
HB 131 34-0 (1915) Author: Templeton, Rufus Lee Relating to providing that all persons who appear before the Legislature or in its committees in the interest of or against legislation shall file a statement giving their names, addresses and the parties for whom they appear.
HB 429 34-0 (1915) Author: Lewelling, Dwight Lyman Relating to amending a certain Criminal Statute prohibiting and punishing lobbying.
HB 452 33-0 (1913) Author: Rogers, A. D. Relating to defining and prohibiting lobbying; providing penalties for the punishment of persons guilty of such offense.
HB 22 30-0 (1907) Relating to defining and punishing lobbying.

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