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Select bill Bill Session Author & Sponsor Caption Committees Last action
HB 119 85-0 (2017) Author: Craddick, Tom Relating to the listing of separate interests in minerals in place in ad valorem tax appraisal records. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HB 237 85-0 (2017) Author: Anchia, Rafael | et. al. Relating to the name and governance of the Railroad Commission of Texas. House: Energy Resources Left pending in committee
HB 302 85-0 (2017) Author: Goldman, Craig Relating to the exemption from ad valorem taxation of mineral interests having a value of less than a certain amount. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HB 642 85-0 (2017) Author: Phillips, Larry Relating to the name of the Railroad Commission of Texas. House: Energy Resources Left pending in committee
HB 845 85-0 (2017) Author: Lozano, J. M. Relating to the authority of the governing body of a taxing unit to exempt from ad valorem taxation mineral interests owned by nonprofit corporations organized for the exclusive purpose of generating income for certain charitable nonprofit corporations through the ownership, lease, and management of real property. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HB 1168 85-0 (2017) Author: Nevárez, Poncho Relating to the mineral use of land that has been subdivided for energy development resulting in the generation of electricity. House: Energy Resources Referred to Energy Resources
HB 1472 85-0 (2017) Author: Capriglione, Giovanni | et. al.
Sponsor: Nelson, Jane
Relating to investment by a public junior college district of public funds received from the management and development of mineral rights. House: Higher Education
Senate: Finance
Effective on 9/1/17
HB 1818 85-0 (2017) Author: Gonzales, Larry | et. al.
Sponsor: Taylor, Van | et. al.
Relating to the continuation and functions of the Railroad Commission of Texas; providing for the imposition of fees. House: Energy Resources
Senate: Natural Resources & Economic Development
Effective on 9/1/17
HB 2539 85-0 (2017) Author: Raymond, Richard Peña Relating to the applicability of the law governing the mineral use of subdivided land. House: Energy Resources Referred to Energy Resources
HB 2582 85-0 (2017) Author: Sheffield, J. D.
Sponsor: Buckingham, Dawn
Relating to an exemption for certain quarries from regulation as aggregate production operations. House: Environmental Regulation
Senate: Natural Resources & Economic Development
Effective immediately
HB 2588 85-0 (2017) Author: Clardy, Travis
Sponsor: Estes, Craig
Relating to access to criminal history record information by the Railroad Commission of Texas. House: Energy Resources
Senate: Natural Resources & Economic Development
Effective immediately
HB 2713 85-0 (2017) Author: Alonzo, Roberto Relating to an audit by the comptroller of unpaid oil and gas royalties held in trust by the Railroad Commission of Texas. House: Energy Resources Referred to Energy Resources
HB 2715 85-0 (2017) Author: Darby, Drew Relating to the composition and use of money in the oil and gas regulation and cleanup fund. House: Energy Resources
Senate: Finance
Referred to Finance
HB 3200 85-0 (2017) Author: Murr, Andrew Relating to the regulation of certain aggregate production operations by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality; authorizing an increase in the amount of a fee. House: Environmental Regulation Left pending in committee
HB 3709 85-0 (2017) Author: Sheffield, J. D. Relating to authorizing a county to impose a tax on the sale of certain solid materials and substances. House: Ways & Means Left pending in committee
HB 4231 85-0 (2017) Author: White, James | et. al. Relating to allocating a portion of oil and gas production tax revenue to the counties from which the oil and gas originated. House: Ways & Means Placed on General State Calendar
HJR 47 85-0 (2017) Author: Phillips, Larry Proposing a constitutional amendment to change the name of the Railroad Commission of Texas to the Texas Energy Commission and to mandate that there be such an agency. House: Energy Resources Left pending in committee
HJR 51 85-0 (2017) Author: Lozano, J. M. Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the governing body of a political subdivision to exempt from ad valorem taxation mineral interests owned by nonprofit corporations organized for the exclusive purpose of generating income for certain charitable nonprofit corporations through the ownership, lease, and management of real property. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HJR 114 85-0 (2017) Author: Burrows, Dustin Proposing a constitutional amendment to divert any net income attributable to newly discovered oil and gas or other mineral interests on permanent university fund land from the permanent university fund to fund capital projects at certain public universities and agencies of higher education that are currently ineligible for distributions from the permanent university fund. House: Higher Education Referred to Higher Education
SB 177 85-0 (2017) Author: Taylor, Van Relating to unit operations for oil, gas, or oil and gas production from depleting reservoirs or carbon dioxide storage; authorizing a fee. Senate: Natural Resources & Economic Development Left pending in committee
SB 300 85-0 (2017) Author: Taylor, Van | et. al. Relating to the continuation and functions of the Railroad Commission of Texas; providing for the imposition of fees. Senate: Natural Resources & Economic Development Referred to Natural Resources & Economic Development
SB 676 85-0 (2017) Author: Seliger, Kel Relating to the listing of separate interests in minerals in place in ad valorem tax appraisal records. Senate: Finance Referred to Finance
SB 682 85-0 (2017) Author: Zaffirini, Judith Relating to the applicability of the law governing the mineral use of subdivided land. Senate: Natural Resources & Economic Development Referred to Natural Resources & Economic Development
SB 1421 85-0 (2017) Author: Estes, Craig Relating to access to criminal history record information by the Railroad Commission of Texas. House: Energy Resources
Senate: Natural Resources & Economic Development
Referred to Energy Resources
SB 1803 85-0 (2017) Author: Miles, Borris Relating to the financial security requirements for operators of oil and gas wells. Senate: Natural Resources & Economic Development Referred to Natural Resources & Economic Development
SB 1817 85-0 (2017) Author: Burton, Konni Relating to the deposit of the gas utility pipeline tax to the credit of the oil and gas regulation and cleanup fund. Senate: Natural Resources & Economic Development Left pending in committee
SB 1917 85-0 (2017) Author: Buckingham, Dawn Relating to an exemption for certain quarries from regulation as aggregate production operations. Senate: Natural Resources & Economic Development Left pending in committee
SB 2099 85-0 (2017) Author: Hall, Bob Relating to the authority of the Railroad Commission of Texas to enforce requirements for the prevention of damage to interstate and intrastate underground facilities. Senate: Natural Resources & Economic Development No action taken in committee
SB 2100 85-0 (2017) Author: Garcia, Sylvia Relating to a study of the fees charged by the Railroad Commission of Texas. House: Energy Resources
Senate: Natural Resources & Economic Development
Referred to Energy Resources
SB 2193 85-0 (2017) Author: Buckingham, Dawn Relating to the regulation of certain aggregate production operations by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality; authorizing an increase in the amount of a fee. Senate: Natural Resources & Economic Development Referred to Natural Resources & Economic Development
HB 313 85-1 (2017) Author: White, James | et. al. Relating to allocating a portion of oil and gas production tax revenue to the counties from which the oil and gas originated. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HB 40 84-0 (2015) Author: Darby, Drew | et. al.
Sponsor: Fraser, Troy
Relating to the exclusive jurisdiction of this state to regulate oil and gas operations in this state and the express preemption of local regulation of those operations. House: Energy Resources
Senate: Natural Resources & Economic Development
Effective immediately
HB 128 84-0 (2015) Author: Goldman, Craig Relating to the exemption from ad valorem taxation of mineral interests having a value of less than a certain amount. House: Ways & Means Placed on General State Calendar
HB 224 84-0 (2015) Author: Guillen, Ryan Relating to the name and governance of the Railroad Commission of Texas. House: Energy Resources Referred to Energy Resources
HB 1106 84-0 (2015) Author: Phillips, Larry | et. al. Relating to the name of the Railroad Commission of Texas. House: Energy Resources Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 1575 84-0 (2015) Author: Guillen, Ryan Relating to requirements for reporting unclaimed mineral proceeds to the comptroller of public accounts. House: Energy Resources Placed on General State Calendar
HB 1576 84-0 (2015) Author: Guillen, Ryan Relating to requirements for reporting unclaimed mineral proceeds to the comptroller of public accounts. House: Energy Resources Referred to Energy Resources
HB 1577 84-0 (2015) Author: Guillen, Ryan Relating to notice regarding and abandoned property held in connection with receiverships for certain mineral interests. House: Energy Resources Referred to Energy Resources
HB 1772 84-0 (2015) Author: Lozano, J. M. Relating to the authority of the governing body of a taxing unit to exempt from ad valorem taxation mineral interests owned by nonprofit corporations organized for the exclusive purpose of generating income for certain charitable nonprofit corporations through the ownership, lease, and management of real property. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HB 1823 84-0 (2015) Author: Anchia, Rafael | et. al. Relating to the name and governance of the Railroad Commission of Texas. House: Energy Resources Referred to Energy Resources
HB 1906 84-0 (2015) Author: Springer, Drew | et. al. Relating to the repeal of the production taxes on crude petroleum and sulphur. House: Ways & Means Left pending in committee
HB 2003 84-0 (2015) Author: Raymond, Richard Peña Relating to the applicability of the law governing the mineral use of subdivided land. House: Energy Resources Left pending in committee
HB 2207 84-0 (2015) Author: Keffer, Jim | et. al.
Sponsor: Eltife, Kevin
Relating to the foreclosure sale of property subject to an oil or gas lease. House: Energy Resources
Senate: Natural Resources & Economic Development
Effective on 1/1/16
HB 2521 84-0 (2015) Author: Coleman, Garnet | et. al.
Sponsor: Uresti, Carlos | et. al.
Relating to the allocation and use of payments received under oil and gas leases of land owned by the state for a county road. House: County Affairs
Senate: Finance
Effective on . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
HB 2581 84-0 (2015) Author: Springer, Drew Relating to governmental actions affecting private property rights in certain oil and gas wells. House: Energy Resources Referred to Energy Resources
HB 2647 84-0 (2015) Author: Ashby, Trent | et. al.
Sponsor: Estes, Craig
Relating to a limitation on the authority to curtail groundwater production from wells used for power generation or mining. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources & Economic Development
Vetoed by the Governor
HB 2910 84-0 (2015) Author: Murphy, Jim Relating to a sales and use tax exemption for certain equipment used for mineral exploration and production. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HB 2991 84-0 (2015) Author: Paddie, Chris | et. al. Relating to municipal regulation of minimum setback requirements for mineral exploration and development activities, including providing for and recording of waivers from those requirements. House: Energy Resources Placed on General State Calendar
HB 2993 84-0 (2015) Author: Paddie, Chris | et. al. Relating to the authority of a municipality to regulate location of mineral exploration and development activities within its boundaries. House: Energy Resources Left pending in committee
HB 3313 84-0 (2015) Author: Shaheen, Matt Relating to unit operations for oil, gas, or oil and gas production from depleting reservoirs or carbon dioxide storage; authorizing a fee. House: Energy Resources Referred to Energy Resources
HB 3598 84-0 (2015) Author: Hughes, Bryan Relating to the applicability of the Private Real Property Rights Preservation Act to certain governmental actions. House: Energy Resources Referred to Energy Resources
HB 3644 84-0 (2015) Author: Guillen, Ryan Relating to establishing a student grant program administered by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board funded by depository interest and earnings on certain unclaimed original land grant mineral proceeds. House: Appropriations Referred to Appropriations
HB 4023 84-0 (2015) Author: Nevárez, Poncho Relating to the mineral use of land that has been subdivided for energy development resulting in the generation of electricity. House: Energy Resources Referred to Energy Resources
HJR 23 84-0 (2015) Author: Lozano, J. M. Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the governing body of a political subdivision to exempt from ad valorem taxation mineral interests owned by nonprofit corporations organized for the exclusive purpose of generating income for certain charitable nonprofit corporations through the ownership, lease, and management of real property. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HJR 76 84-0 (2015) Author: Phillips, Larry | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment to change the name of the Railroad Commission of Texas to the Texas Energy Commission. House: Energy Resources Committee report sent to Calendars
SB 118 84-0 (2015) Author: Taylor, Van Relating to unit operations for oil, gas, or oil and gas production from depleting reservoirs or carbon dioxide storage; authorizing a fee. Senate: Natural Resources & Economic Development Referred to Natural Resources & Economic Development
SB 757 84-0 (2015) Author: Perry, Charles | et. al.
Sponsor: Springer, Drew
Relating to the repeal of the production taxes on crude petroleum and sulphur. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Finance
Effective on 9/1/15
SB 809 84-0 (2015) Author: Taylor, Van Relating to governmental actions affecting private property rights in certain oil and gas wells. Senate: Natural Resources & Economic Development Referred to Natural Resources & Economic Development
SB 907 84-0 (2015) Author: Perry, Charles
Sponsor: Frullo, John
Relating to the powers and duties of the board of regents of the Texas Tech University System and to workers' compensation coverage for employees of the system's components. House: Higher Education
Senate: Higher Education
Effective immediately
SB 951 84-0 (2015) Author: Uresti, Carlos | et. al. Relating to the allocation and use of payments received under oil and gas leases of land owned by the state for a county road. Senate: Finance Committee report printed and distributed
SB 969 84-0 (2015) Author: Zaffirini, Judith Relating to the applicability of the law governing the mineral use of subdivided land. Senate: Natural Resources & Economic Development Referred to Natural Resources & Economic Development
SB 1122 84-0 (2015) Author: Estes, Craig Relating to a limitation on the authority to curtail groundwater production from wells used for power generation or mining. Senate: Natural Resources & Economic Development Left pending in committee
SB 1165 84-0 (2015) Author: Fraser, Troy | et. al. Relating to the express preemption of regulation of oil and gas operations and the exclusive jurisdiction of those operations by the state. Senate: Natural Resources & Economic Development Companion document considered in lieu of
SB 1384 84-0 (2015) Author: Eltife, Kevin Relating to the foreclosure sale of property subject to oil or gas lease. Senate: Natural Resources & Economic Development Referred to Natural Resources & Economic Development
SB 1589 84-0 (2015) Author: Zaffirini, Judith
Sponsor: Guillen, Ryan
Relating to requirements for reporting unclaimed mineral proceeds to the comptroller of public accounts. House: Energy Resources
Senate: Natural Resources & Economic Development
Effective on 1/1/16
HB 341 83-0 (2013) Author: Pitts, Jim
Sponsor: Nichols, Robert
Relating to the exclusion of certain mineral interests from the property interests that may be condemned by a regional tollway authority. House: Land & Resource Management
Senate: Transportation
Effective immediately
HB 724 83-0 (2013) Author: Guillen, Ryan | et. al.
Sponsor: Zaffirini, Judith | et. al.
Relating to the creation of a commission to study unclaimed land grant mineral proceeds. House: Land & Resource Management
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/13
HB 1475 83-0 (2013) Author: Hilderbran, Harvey Relating to the exclusion of certain flow-through payments related to petroleum and mineral interests in determining total revenue for purposes of the franchise tax. House: Ways & Means Placed on General State Calendar
HB 1496 83-0 (2013) Author: Taylor, Van | et. al. Relating to governmental actions affecting private property rights in certain oil and gas wells. House: Land & Resource Management Left pending in committee
HB 1596 83-0 (2013) Author: Gonzalez, Naomi Relating to the exclusion of certain flow-through funds by taxable entities engaged in the business of transporting barite in determining total revenue for purposes of the franchise tax. House: Ways & Means Placed on General State Calendar
HB 2047 83-0 (2013) Author: Lozano, J. M. Relating to a sales and use tax exemption for certain tangible personal property and services related to mineral exploration and production. House: Ways & Means Left pending in committee
HB 2146 83-0 (2013) Author: Hilderbran, Harvey | et. al. Relating to certain restrictions on the mining of marl, sand, gravel, shell, or mudshell in certain protected freshwater areas. House: Natural Resources Placed on General State Calendar
HB 2166 83-0 (2013) Author: Bonnen, Dennis Relating to the continuation, functions, and name of the Railroad Commission of Texas; providing for the imposition of fees. House: Energy Resources Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 2184 83-0 (2013) Author: Keffer, Jim | et. al. Relating to the partition of mineral interests of a charitable trust. House: Energy Resources Laid on the table subject to call
HB 2354 83-0 (2013) Author: White, James Relating to the stringency of environmental regulations adopted by state agencies. House: Environmental Regulation Left pending in committee
HB 2590 83-0 (2013) Author: Keffer, Jim
Sponsor: Eltife, Kevin
Relating to the foreclosure sale of property subject to an oil or gas lease. House: Energy Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Vetoed by the Governor
HB 2633 83-0 (2013) Author: Stephenson, Phil | et. al. Relating to the compensation of an owner of the surface estate in land for damages associated with mineral exploration and production operations. House: Energy Resources Left pending in committee
HB 2661 83-0 (2013) Author: Keffer, Jim Relating to the information required to be provided by a payor of proceeds from the sale of oil or gas from an oil or gas well to a payee. House: Energy Resources Referred to Energy Resources
HB 2892 83-0 (2013) Author: Raney, John
Sponsor: Hegar, Glenn
Relating to the authority of the board of regents of The Texas A&M University System to dispose of real property and mineral interests under its jurisdiction. House: Land & Resource Management
Senate: Higher Education
Effective immediately
HB 3574 83-0 (2013) Author: Orr, Rob | et. al. Relating to the authority of the School Land Board to designate certain revenue for deposit in the real estate special fund account of the permanent school fund. House: Appropriations - S/C on Budget Transparency and Reform
Senate: Finance
Referred to s/c on Fiscal Matters by Chair
HB 3598 83-0 (2013) Author: Burnam, Lon Relating to the amounts of the administrative penalties for violating certain statutes under the jurisdiction of, rules or orders adopted by, or licenses, permits, or certificates issued by the Railroad Commission of Texas. House: Energy Resources Left pending in committee
HB 3600 83-0 (2013) Author: Burnam, Lon Relating to the rights of an owner of the surface estate in land in connection with oil and gas exploration and production operations; providing administrative penalties. House: Energy Resources Left pending in committee
HB 3601 83-0 (2013) Author: Burnam, Lon Relating to notice to a surface owner regarding certain oil or gas transactions or operations; providing an administrative penalty. House: Energy Resources Referred to Energy Resources
SB 138 83-0 (2013) Author: Zaffirini, Judith
Sponsor: Guillen, Ryan
Relating to procedures for filing complaints with, and providing notice of certain violations to, the Texas Board of Professional Geoscientists. House: Licensing & Administrative Procedures
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective on 9/1/13
SB 212 83-0 (2013) Author: Nichols, Robert | et. al. Relating to the continuation, functions, and name of the Railroad Commission of Texas; providing for the imposition of fees and the elimination of a fee. House: Energy Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Left pending in committee
SB 865 83-0 (2013) Author: Hegar, Glenn Relating to the information required to be provided by a payor of proceeds from the sale of oil or gas from an oil or gas well to a payee. Senate: Natural Resources Left pending in committee
SB 868 83-0 (2013) Author: Eltife, Kevin Relating to the exclusion of certain flow-through payments related to petroleum and mineral interests in determining total revenue for purposes of the franchise tax. Senate: Finance Reported from s/c favorably with substitute
SB 1240 83-0 (2013) Author: Duncan, Robert | et. al.
Sponsor: Keffer, Jim
Relating to the partition of mineral interests of a charitable trust. House: Energy Resources
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective immediately
SB 1252 83-0 (2013) Author: Patrick, Dan Relating to a sales and use tax exemption for certain tangible personal property and services related to mineral exploration and production. Senate: Finance Referred to s/c on Fiscal Matters by Chair
SB 1447 83-0 (2013) Author: Hinojosa, Juan Relating to the exclusion of certain flow-through funds by taxable entities engaged in the business of transporting barite in determining total revenue for purposes of the franchise tax. Senate: Finance Reported from s/c favorably w/o amendments
SB 1819 83-0 (2013) Author: Deuell, Bob Relating to the location of a sand mine; authorizing an administrative penalty. Senate: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
HB 571 82-0 (2011) Author: Huberty, Dan | et. al.
Sponsor: Williams, Tommy
Relating to the regulation of certain aggregate production operations by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality; providing penalties. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective on 9/1/11
HB 1285 82-0 (2011) Author: Kleinschmidt, Tim Relating to the payment by the holder of abandoned mineral proceeds of the ad valorem taxes on the mineral interest to which the proceeds are attributable. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HB 1355 82-0 (2011) Author: Orr, Rob | et. al.
Sponsor: Harris, Chris
Relating to title insurance coverage for minerals and surface damage resulting from mineral extraction and development. House: Insurance
Senate: Business & Commerce
Committee report printed and distributed
HB 2611 82-0 (2011) Author: Guillen, Ryan Relating to claims for and distribution of unclaimed land grant mineral proceeds. House: Business & Industry Placed on General State Calendar
HB 2646 82-0 (2011) Author: Orr, Rob | et. al. Relating to distribution by the School Land Board of revenue derived from permanent school fund land or other properties to the available school fund. House: Appropriations Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 2849 82-0 (2011) Author: Simpson, David Relating to the rights of an owner of the surface estate in land in connection with mineral exploration and production operations; providing administrative and criminal penalties. House: Energy Resources Referred to Energy Resources
HB 2963 82-0 (2011) Author: Crownover, Myra | et. al. Relating to deadlines for the Railroad Commission of Texas to review certain applications for surface coal mining operation permits. House: Energy Resources Laid on the table subject to call
HB 3079 82-0 (2011) Author: Darby, Drew
Sponsor: Deuell, Bob
Relating to dealer agreements regarding the purchase and sale of certain equipment or machinery used for agricultural, construction, industrial, mining, outdoor power, forestry, and landscaping purposes. House: Licensing & Administrative Procedures
Senate: Transportation & Homeland Security
Effective on 9/1/11
HB 3105 82-0 (2011) Author: Keffer, Jim Relating to the applicability of the Private Real Property Rights Preservation Act to certain governmental actions. House: Energy Resources Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 3106 82-0 (2011) Author: Keffer, Jim Relating to the abolition of the Railroad Commission of Texas, the creation of the Texas Oil and Gas Commission, and the transfer of the powers and duties of the railroad commission to the oil and gas commission. House: Energy Resources Referred to Energy Resources
HB 3433 82-0 (2011) Author: Raymond, Richard Pena Relating to disposition of proceeds from the development or sale of the rights to natural resources or minerals in land held by Webb County for the county permanent school fund. House: Public Education No action taken in committee
HB 3749 82-0 (2011) Author: Oliveira, Rene Relating to establishing certain rights of an owner of the surface estate in land who does not own any interest in the mineral estate in the land in connection with the exploration for and production of the minerals. House: Energy Resources Left pending in committee
HJR 8 82-0 (2011) Author: Raymond, Richard Pena Proposing a constitutional amendment relating to the disposition of proceeds from the development or sale of the rights to natural resources or minerals in land held by Webb County for the county permanent school fund. House: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
HJR 143 82-0 (2011) Author: Raymond, Richard Pena Proposing a constitutional amendment relating to the disposition of proceeds from the development or sale of the rights to natural resources or minerals in land held by Webb County for the county permanent school fund. House: Public Education No action taken in committee
SB 60 82-0 (2011) Author: Zaffirini, Judith Relating to disposition of proceeds from the development or sale of the rights to natural resources or minerals in land held by Webb County for the county permanent school fund. Senate: Intergovernmental Relations Left pending in committee
SB 160 82-0 (2011) Author: Williams, Tommy | et. al. Relating to the regulation of certain aggregate production operations by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality; providing penalties. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Referred to Natural Resources
SB 655 82-0 (2011) Author: Hegar, Glenn
Sponsor: Keffer, Jim
Relating to the continuation, functions, and name of the Railroad Commission of Texas. House: Energy Resources
Senate: Government Organization
House appoints conferees-reported
SB 1295 82-0 (2011) Author: Hegar, Glenn
Sponsor: Beck, Marva
Relating to the mining and reclamation of certain land previously affected by surface coal mining operations. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective immediately
SB 1478 82-0 (2011) Author: Hegar, Glenn
Sponsor: Crownover, Myra
Relating to deadlines for the Railroad Commission of Texas to review certain applications for surface coal mining operation permits. House: Energy Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective immediately
SB 1479 82-0 (2011) Author: Hegar, Glenn Relating to the coordination of uranium mining permitting activities by the Railroad Commission of Texas and the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality. Senate: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
SB 1641 82-0 (2011) Author: Davis, Wendy Relating to the location for conducting certain hearings of the Railroad Commission of Texas. Senate: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
SB 1647 82-0 (2011) Author: Uresti, Carlos Relating to the payment of ad valorem taxes on mineral interests held by an entity other than the owner. Senate: Finance Left pending in committee
SB 1657 82-0 (2011) Author: Hinojosa, Juan Relating to claims for and distribution of unclaimed land grant mineral proceeds. Senate: Finance Referred to Finance
SB 1870 82-0 (2011) Author: Davis, Wendy Relating to the regulation of mineral interest pooling by the Railroad Commission of Texas. Senate: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
SJR 6 82-0 (2011) Author: Zaffirini, Judith Proposing a constitutional amendment relating to the disposition of proceeds from the development or sale of the rights to natural resources or minerals in land held by Webb County for the county permanent school fund. Senate: Intergovernmental Relations Left pending in committee
HB 77 82-1 (2011) Author: Guillen, Ryan Relating to claims for and distribution of unclaimed land grant mineral proceeds. House: Business & Industry Referred to Business & Industry
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 108 81-0 (2009) Author: Phillips, Larry
Sponsor: Estes, Craig
Relating to persons eligible to be appointed as a receiver for certain mineral interests. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: State Affairs
Effective immediately
HB 352 81-0 (2009) Author: Orr, Rob Relating to coverage of mineral interests in title insurance policies, commitments, binders, and endorsements. House: Insurance Withdrawn from schedule
HB 834 81-0 (2009) Author: Miller, Sid Relating to reporting ownership of mineral interests severed from the surface estate and the vesting of title by judicial proceeding to certain abandoned mineral interests. House: Energy Resources Referred to Energy Resources
HB 1450 81-0 (2009) Author: Rodriguez, Eddie Relating to the disposal and reuse of coal combustion waste. House: Environmental Regulation Left pending in committee
HB 2110 81-0 (2009) Author: Hughes, Bryan | et. al. Relating to the applicability of the Private Real Property Rights Preservation Act to certain governmental actions. House: Land & Resource Management Placed on General State Calendar
HB 2336 81-0 (2009) Author: Truitt, Vicki Relating to municipal investment of public funds received from the management and development of mineral rights. House: Pensions, Investments & Financial Services Left pending in committee
HB 2634 81-0 (2009) Author: Guillen, Ryan Relating to disposition of proceeds from the development or sale of the rights to natural resources or minerals in land held for the county permanent school fund. House: Border & Intergovernmental Affairs Referred to Border & Intergovernmental Affairs
HB 3404 81-0 (2009) Author: King, Phil Relating to fees imposed by certain counties on operators of gas wells and oil and gas waste disposal wells. House: Energy Resources Referred to Energy Resources
HB 3805 81-0 (2009) Author: Frost, Stephen Relating to the use of sediment control ponds to satisfy certain environmental and safety requirements at surface coal mining operations. House: Natural Resources Laid on the table subject to call
HB 3833 81-0 (2009) Author: Hilderbran, Harvey Relating to the procedure for obtaining an air contaminant emissions permit from the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality for a rock crusher. House: Environmental Regulation Left pending in committee
HB 4280 81-0 (2009) Author: Frost, Stephen Relating to the regulation of certain aggregate production operations by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality; providing penalties. House: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
HB 4540 81-0 (2009) Author: Raymond, Richard
Sponsor: Zaffirini, Judith
Relating to disposition of proceeds from the development or sale of the rights to natural resources or minerals in land held by Webb County for the county permanent school fund. House: Border & Intergovernmental Affairs
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
See remarks for effective date
HJR 88 81-0 (2009) Author: Guillen, Ryan Proposing a constitutional amendment relating to the disposition of proceeds from the development or sale of the rights to natural resources or minerals in land held for the county permanent school fund. House: Border & Intergovernmental Affairs Referred to Border & Intergovernmental Affairs
HJR 142 81-0 (2009) Author: Raymond, Richard Proposing a constitutional amendment relating to the disposition of proceeds from the development or sale of the rights to natural resources or minerals in land held by Webb County for the county permanent school fund. House: Border & Intergovernmental Affairs Considered in Calendars
SB 894 81-0 (2009) Author: Nelson, Jane | et. al.
Sponsor: Truitt, Vicki
Relating to municipal investment of public funds received from the management and development of mineral rights. House: Pensions, Investments & Financial Services
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Effective on 9/1/09
SB 1414 81-0 (2009) Author: Williams, Tommy
Sponsor: Frost, Stephen
Relating to the regulation of certain aggregate production operations by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality; providing penalties. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Placed on General State Calendar
SB 1711 81-0 (2009) Author: Hegar, Glenn
Sponsor: Frost, Stephen
Relating to the use of reservoirs for sediment control or to satisfy certain environmental and safety requirements at surface mining operations. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective immediately
SB 2215 81-0 (2009) Author: Ellis, Rodney Relating to the regulation of the storage of coal ash. Senate: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
SB 2432 81-0 (2009) Author: Davis, Wendy Relating to the application to political subdivisions of this state of the law governing pooling of mineral interests. Senate: Natural Resources Not again placed on intent calendar
HB 2231 80-0 (2007) Author: Corte, Jr., Frank Relating to the authority of the Railroad Commission of Texas to file a lien on certain land adversely affected by past mining practices and reclaimed by the commission. House: Energy Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Referred to Natural Resources
HB 2232 80-0 (2007) Author: Corte, Jr., Frank Relating to the amount of an administrative penalty assessed by the Railroad Commission of Texas for a violation of the Texas Surface Coal Mining and Reclamation Act or a permit issued under that act. House: Energy Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Referred to Natural Resources
HB 2929 80-0 (2007) Author: Van Arsdale, Corbin Relating to the application of the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality's water quality protection area pilot program to portions of the Spring Creek watershed. House: Environmental Regulation Referred to Environmental Regulation
HB 3050 80-0 (2007) Author: Martinez Fischer, Trey Relating to monitoring and testing in connection with mercury emissions from coal-fired electric generating facilities. House: Environmental Regulation Left pending in committee
HB 3631 80-0 (2007) Author: Van Arsdale, Corbin Relating to the location of a quarry and associated pits in relation to residences in certain counties. House: Natural Resources Withdrawn from schedule
HB 3791 80-0 (2007) Author: Chisum, Warren Relating to reclamation plan improvements under the Surface Coal Mining and Reclamation Act. House: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
HB 3835 80-0 (2007) Author: Gonzalez Toureilles, Yvonne Relating to information provided to the Railroad Commission of Texas and certain groundwater conservation districts by applicants for in situ uranium mining permits. House: Environmental Regulation Referred to Environmental Regulation
HB 3836 80-0 (2007) Author: Gonzalez Toureilles, Yvonne Relating to notification by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality to certain elected officials of an application for a permit to drill an injection well used for in situ uranium mining. House: Environmental Regulation Referred to Environmental Regulation
HB 3837 80-0 (2007) Author: Gonzalez Toureilles, Yvonne | et. al.
Sponsor: Hegar, Glenn
Relating to regulation by the Railroad Commission of Texas of uranium exploration. House: Energy Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective on 9/1/07
HB 3838 80-0 (2007) Author: Gonzalez Toureilles, Yvonne | et. al.
Sponsor: Hegar, Glenn
Relating to regulation of injection wells used for in situ uranium recovery by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality. House: Energy Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective on 9/1/07
SB 214 80-0 (2007) Author: Fraser, Troy
Sponsor: Hilderbran, Harvey
Relating to authorizing the transfer for consideration of certain fractional mineral interests held by the state to certain landowners. House: Land & Resource Management
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective immediately
SB 712 80-0 (2007) Author: Fraser, Troy Relating to the regulation of quarries; providing penalties. Senate: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
SB 1666 80-0 (2007) Author: Averitt, Kip
Sponsor: Corte, Jr., Frank
Relating to the authority of the Railroad Commission of Texas to file a lien on certain land adversely affected by past mining practices and reclaimed by the commission. House: Energy Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective immediately
SB 1667 80-0 (2007) Author: Averitt, Kip
Sponsor: Corte, Jr., Frank
Relating to the amount of an administrative penalty assessed by the Railroad Commission of Texas for a violation of the Texas Surface Coal Mining and Reclamation Act or a permit issued under that act. House: Energy Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective on 9/1/07
SB 1706 80-0 (2007) Author: Harris, Chris Relating to the resale by a taxing unit of real property that is sold to the taxing unit at an ad valorem tax sale. Senate: Intergovernmental Relations Left pending in committee
SB 1837 80-0 (2007) Author: Averitt, Kip Relating to the regulation of uranium mining and disposal of certain radioactive materials and low-level radioactive waste. Senate: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
HB 472 79-0 (2005) Author: West, George
Sponsor: Armbrister, Kenneth
Relating to annual fees imposed by the Railroad Commission of Texas in connection with surface coal mining and reclamation operations. House: Energy Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective on 9/1/05
HB 1397 79-0 (2005) Author: Kuempel, Edmund Relating to the exclusion of sand and gravel as a mineral for leasing on state land. House: Land & Resource Management Referred to Land & Resource Management
HB 2201 79-0 (2005) Author: Hughes, Bryan | et. al.
Sponsor: Estes, Craig
Relating to implementing a clean coal project in this state. House: Regulated Industries
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective immediately
HB 2554 79-0 (2005) Author: Kuempel, Edmund Relating to the exclusion of certain materials from a reservation of minerals to the state. House: Land & Resource Management Left pending in committee
HB 2886 79-0 (2005) Author: Keffer, Jim Relating to the protection of water quality in watersheds threatened by quarry activities; establishing a pilot program; providing a penalty. House: Environmental Regulation Left pending in committee
HB 2982 79-0 (2005) Author: West, George Relating to the transfer of the regulation of injection wells used for in situ uranium mining or for the disposal of waste from in situ uranium mining from the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality to the Railroad Commission of Texas. House: Energy Resources Comm. report sent to Local & Consent Calendar
HB 3059 79-0 (2005) Author: Howard, Charlie Relating to the regulation of structural clay and brick raw materials extraction operations; providing an administrative penalty. House: Energy Resources Referred to Energy Resources
HB 3337 79-0 (2005) Author: Hughes, Bryan | et. al. Relating to implementing clean coal projects in the state. House: Environmental Regulation Referred to Environmental Regulation
HCR 238 79-0 (2005) Author: Hughes, Bryan
Sponsor: Estes, Craig
Instructing the enrolling clerk of the house to make corrections in H.B. No. 2201. Signed by the Governor
HR 2268 79-0 (2005) Author: Hughes, Bryan Suspending limitations on conference committee jurisdiction, H.B. No. 2201. Reported enrolled
SB 785 79-0 (2005) Author: Fraser, Troy
Sponsor: Rose, Patrick
Relating to the regulation of quarries; providing penalties. House: Environmental Regulation
Senate: Natural Resources
Returned to Local & Consent Calendars Comm.
SB 1354 79-0 (2005) Author: Estes, Craig
Sponsor: Keffer, Jim
Relating to the protection of water quality in watersheds threatened by quarry activities; establishing a pilot program in a certain portion of the Brazos River watershed; providing penalties. House: Environmental Regulation
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective immediately
SR 1094 79-0 (2005) Author: Estes, Craig Suspending limitations on conference committee jurisdiction, H.B. No. 2201. Reported enrolled
HB 149 79-3 (2006) Author: Chisum, Warren | et. al.
Sponsor: Averitt, Kip
Relating to the ownership and use of carbon dioxide captured by a clean coal project. House: Energy Resources
Senate: Finance
Effective on . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
SCR 12 79-3 (2006) Author: Averitt, Kip
Sponsor: Chisum, Warren
Recalling H.B. No. 149 from the House. Signed by the Governor
HB 547 78-0 (2003) Author: Wohlgemuth, Arlene
Sponsor: Averitt, Kip
Relating to the distance between certain pits that are part of quarrying operations and adjacent property. House: Land & Resource Management
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective on 9/1/03
HB 1125 78-0 (2003) Author: Flores, Kino
Sponsor: Staples, Todd
Relating to the period for the redemption of a mineral interest sold for unpaid ad valorem taxes at a tax sale. House: Local Government Ways and Means
Senate: Finance
Effective on adoption of const. amendment
HB 1486 78-0 (2003) Author: Burnam, Lon Relating to the imposition of a tax on the purchase of coal in this state; providing penalties. House: Ways & Means Left pending in committee
HB 1812 78-0 (2003) Author: Edwards, Al Relating to the location and operation of a concrete crushing facility. House: Environmental Regulation Left pending in committee
HB 2305 78-0 (2003) Author: Howard, Charlie Relating to the regulation of structural clay and brick raw materials extraction operations; providing an administrative penalty. House: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
HB 2847 78-0 (2003) Author: Farabee, David
Sponsor: Jackson, Mike
Relating to the transfer of the powers, duties, and functions under the Texas Aggregate Quarry and Pit Safety Act from the railroad commission to the department of transportation. House: County Affairs
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective on 9/1/03
HB 2884 78-0 (2003) Author: Van Arsdale, Corbin Relating to the conveyance of certain surface estates located above or over an inactive mineral estate. House: Land & Resource Management Referred to Land and Resource Management
HB 3316 78-0 (2003) Author: Wilson, Ron Relating to the regulation of the location of, and aggregate piles maintained by the operators of, portable rock crushing machines. House: Land & Resource Management Referred to Land and Resource Management
HB 3470 78-0 (2003) Author: Keffer, Jim Relating to the type of action for forfeiture the state may bring and the items subject to forfeiture under Chapter 115, Natural Resources Code. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HJR 51 78-0 (2003) Author: Flores, Kino
Sponsor: Staples, Todd
Proposing a constitutional amendment to establish a two-year period for the redemption of a mineral interest sold for unpaid ad valorem taxes at a tax sale. House: Local Government Ways and Means
Senate: Finance
Filed with the Secretary of State
SB 832 78-0 (2003) Author: Staples, Todd Relating to the period for the redemption of a mineral interest sold for unpaid ad valorem taxes at a tax sale. Senate: Finance Committee report printed and distributed
SB 1376 78-0 (2003) Author: Armbrister, Kenneth Relating to surface use planning and restoration for oil and gas mineral leases. Senate: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
SJR 37 78-0 (2003) Author: Staples, Todd Proposing a constitutional amendment to establish a two-year period for the redemption of a mineral interest sold for unpaid ad valorem taxes at a tax sale. Senate: Finance Referred to Finance
HB 35 78-4 (2003) Author: Burnam, Lon | et. al. Relating to funding for public education; imposing taxes and providing penalties. House: Public School Finance, Select Referred to Public School Finance, Select
HB 1047 77-0 (2001) Author: Cook, Robert
Sponsor: Armbrister, Kenneth
Relating to the authority of electric cooperative corporations to receive indemnity from certain persons involved in mining lignite. House: Civil Practices
Senate: Business & Commerce
Vetoed by the Governor
HB 1838 77-0 (2001) Author: Denny, Mary
Sponsor: Nelson, Jane
Relating to the distance between certain pits that are part of quarrying operations and adjacent property. House: Land & Resource Management
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective on 9/1/01
HB 2342 77-0 (2001) Author: Edwards, Al Relating to the regulation of the location of, and aggregate piles maintained by the operators of, portable rock crushing machines. House: Land & Resource Management Left pending in committee
HB 2538 77-0 (2001) Author: Walker, Gary | et. al. Relating to the regulation of aggregate quarries; providing for an administrative penalty. House: Land & Resource Management Left pending in committee
HB 2901 77-0 (2001) Author: Burnam, Lon Relating to the imposition of a tax on the purchase of coal in this state; providing penalties. House: Ways & Means Left pending in committee
HB 3115 77-0 (2001) Author: Edwards, Al Relating to notice requirements for certain permits under the Clean Air Act. House: Environmental Regulation Left pending in committee
HB 3116 77-0 (2001) Author: Edwards, Al Relating to reducing the amount of particulate matter released from stockpiled aggregate materials. House: Environmental Regulation Left pending in committee
HB 3117 77-0 (2001) Author: Edwards, Al Relating to reducing air pollution caused by particulates from aggregate stockpiles and rock crushing machines. House: Environmental Regulation Left pending in committee
HB 3119 77-0 (2001) Author: Edwards, Al Relating to the regulation of mobile rock crushing machines. House: Environmental Regulation Left pending in committee
SB 910 77-0 (2001) Author: Shapiro, Florence Relating to the regulation of aggregate quarries; providing for an administrative penalty. House: Land & Resource Management
Senate: Natural Resources
Referred to Land and Resource Management
SB 1549 77-0 (2001) Author: Zaffirini, Judith Relating to certain offers made to purchase mineral or royalty interests. Senate: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
SB 1552 77-0 (2001) Author: Barrientos, Gonzalo Relating to the powers and duties of groundwater conservation districts. Senate: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
SB 1618 77-0 (2001) Author: Armbrister, Kenneth Relating to the authority of electric cooperative corporations to receive indemnity from certain persons involved in mining lignite. Senate: Business & Commerce Left pending in committee
HB 1170 76-0 (1999) Author: Tillery, Dale Relating to certain requirements relating to abandoned or inactive pits. House: Land & Resource Management Withdrawn from schedule
HB 1494 76-0 (1999) Author: Alexander, Clyde
Sponsor: Nixon, Drew
Relating to limited rights to purchase certain permanent school fund minerals other than oil and gas in Henderson County. House: Energy Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective immediately
HB 1522 76-0 (1999) Author: Siebert, Bill | et. al.
Sponsor: Armbrister, Kenneth
Relating to prompt payment requirements for work performed by contractors and subcontractors on certain real property. House: Business & Industry
Senate: Economic Development
Effective on 9/1/99
HB 1552 76-0 (1999) Author: Craddick, Tom | et. al.
Sponsor: Brown, J. E.
Relating to taxpayer protests relating to the appraisal of certain pooled or unitized mineral interests. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective on 1/1/00
HB 1911 76-0 (1999) Author: Cuellar, Henry | et. al. Relating to payments to be made under certain leases for the exploration and production by surface mining of certain minerals. House: Energy Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Referred to Natural Resources
HB 2234 76-0 (1999) Author: Denny, Mary | et. al. Relating to the distance between certain pits that are part of quarrying operations and adjacent property. House: Land & Resource Management
Senate: Natural Resources
Referred to Natural Resources
HB 2732 76-0 (1999) Author: Denny, Mary Relating to regulation of quarries or pits in certain counties. House: Land & Resource Management Left pending in committee
HB 2853 76-0 (1999) Author: Bosse, Fred
Sponsor: Ellis, Rodney
Relating to the provision of insurance for mutual indemnity obligations in certain mineral agreements. House: Civil Practices
Senate: Economic Development
Effective in 90 days -- 8/30/99
HB 3541 76-0 (1999) Author: Craddick, Tom Relating to delinquent tax collection of a mineral royalty interest. House: Ways & Means Considered in Local & Consent Calendars
HB 3582 76-0 (1999) Author: Keffer, Jim
Sponsor: Haywood, Tom
Relating to receivers, payors, and lessees under certain mineral leases. House: Civil Practices
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective in 90 days -- 8/30/99
SB 436 76-0 (1999) Author: Nixon, Drew
Sponsor: McReynolds, Jim
Relating to a disclosure required in certain offers by mail to purchase mineral or royalty interests. House: Energy Resources
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on 9/1/99
HB 744 75-0 (1997) Author: Goolsby, Tony Relating to the regulation of geologists and geophysicists; providing a criminal penalty. House: Licensing & Administrative Procedures Laid on table subject to call in committee
HB 1469 75-0 (1997) Author: West, George Relating to the creation of a panel with authority to approve the release of the state's interest in land in certain circumstances. House: Land & Resource Management Left pending in committee
HB 1725 75-0 (1997) Author: Hirschi, John Relating to the imposition of a tax on the purchase of coal in this state by a public utility; providing penalties. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HB 1895 75-0 (1997) Author: Staples, Todd Relating to assistance to certain surface coal mining operators in the preparation of surface coal mining permit applications and to the eligibility of land and water for reclamation or abatement expenditures. House: Energy Resources Companion considered in lieu of in committee
HB 3033 75-0 (1997) Author: Eiland, Craig Relating to indemnity provisions in certain mineral agreements. House: Civil Practices Left pending in committee
HB 3243 75-0 (1997) Author: Raymond, Richard Relating to the disclosure in a contract for the sale of real property of information regarding the rights of the owner of a mineral interest in the property. House: Energy Resources Left pending in committee
HB 3447 75-0 (1997) Author: Kubiak, Dan Relating to the regulation of geologists, geophysicists, and soil scientists; providing an administrative and a criminal penalty. House: Licensing & Administrative Procedures Referred to Licensing & Admin. Procedures
HJR 78 75-0 (1997) Author: West, George Proposing a constitutional amendment creating a panel with authority to approve the release of the state's interest in land that is held by a person in good faith under color of title. House: Land & Resource Management Left pending in committee
SB 473 75-0 (1997) Author: Moncrief, Mike Relating to the regulation of certain aggregate quarries and pits. Senate: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
SB 485 75-0 (1997) Author: Brown, J.E.
Sponsor: Hartnett, Will
Relating to the joint listing on an ad valorem tax appraisal roll of separate interests in minerals in place. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Finance
Effective on 1/1/98
SB 486 75-0 (1997) Author: Brown, J.E.
Sponsor: Kubiak, Dan | et. al.
Relating to the regulation of geologists, geophysicists, and soil scientists; providing an administrative and a criminal penalty. House: Licensing & Administrative Procedures
Senate: State Affairs
Returned to committee
SB 636 75-0 (1997) Author: Brown, J.E.
Sponsor: Staples, Todd
Relating to assistance to certain surface coal mining operators in the preparation of surface coal mining permit applications and to the eligibility of land and water affected by coal mining for reclamation or abatement expenditures. House: Energy Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective on 9/1/97
SB 1604 75-0 (1997) Author: Lindsay, Jon Relating to indemnity provisions in certain mineral agreements. House: Civil Practices
Senate: Jurisprudence
Left pending in committee
HB 366 74-0 (1995) Author: Hartnett, Will
Sponsor: Brown, J.E.
Relating to the exemption from ad valorem taxation of income-producing tangible personal property and mineral interests having a value of less than a certain amount. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Finance
Effective on 1/1/96
HB 925 74-0 (1995) Author: Hunter, Todd | et. al.
Sponsor: Sims, Bill
Relating to the regulation of geologists and geophysicists; providing civil and criminal penalties. House: Licensing & Administrative Procedures
Senate: Natural Resources
Placed on Reg. Order of Business Calendar
HB 996 74-0 (1995) Author: Brimer, Kim Relating to the regulation of aggregate quarries and pits by certain counties. House: Land and Resource Management Referred to Land and Resource Management
HB 1374 74-0 (1995) Author: Kuempel, Edmund Relating to an exemption from the water use permitting process for reservoirs constructed as part of a surface mining operation. House: Energy Resources Referred to Energy Resources
HB 1496 74-0 (1995) Author: Sadler, Paul
Sponsor: Nixon, Drew
Relating to indemnity provisions in certain mineral agreements. House: Civil Practices
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective in 90 days -- 8/28/95
HB 1526 74-0 (1995) Author: Zbranek, Zeb Relating to indemnity provisions in certain agreements. House: Civil Practices Referred to subcommittee
HB 1798 74-0 (1995) Author: McCoulskey, Huey
Sponsor: Armbrister, Kenneth
Relating to the creation of a panel with authority to approve the release of the state's interest in land in certain circumstances. House: Land and Resource Management
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective on adoption of const. amendment
HB 1823 74-0 (1995) Author: Bosse, Fred
Sponsor: Truan, Carlos
Relating to regulation by the Parks and Wildlife Department of the taking of marl, sand, gravel, shell, or mudshell; providing penalties. House: State Recreational Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective on 9/1/95
HB 2372 74-0 (1995) Author: Junell, Robert Relating to the safety regulation of aggregate quarries and pits. House: Land and Resource Management Left pending in committee
HB 2477 74-0 (1995) Author: Turner, Bob | et. al.
Sponsor: Haywood, Tom | et. al.
Relating to authorizing the School Land Board to allow owners of the soil to waive agency rights and to lease oil, gas, and other minerals in, on, and under mineral classified lands. House: Energy Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective on 9/1/95
HB 2746 74-0 (1995) Author: Mowery, Anna Relating to calculation of interest on sales of public school land, recording of patents, the sale of minerals under lands dedicated to the permanent school fund, and the commissioner's discretion to issue permits to prospect for minerals. House: Energy Resources Referred to Energy Resources
HB 2756 74-0 (1995) Author: Saunders, Robert Relating to reporting ownership of mineral interests severed from the surface estate and the vesting of title by judicial proceeding to certain abandoned mineral interests. House: Energy Resources Referred to Energy Resources
HB 3016 74-0 (1995) Author: Holzheauser, Steve Relating to reporting ownership of mineral interest severed from the surface estate and the vesting of title by judicial proceeding to certain abandoned mineral interests. House: Energy Resources Laid on table subject to call in committee
HJR 30 74-0 (1995) Author: Cook, John | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the commissioner of the General Land Office to issue mineral patents for certain university fund land held in good faith under color of title for at least 50 years. House: Energy Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Referred to Natural Resources
HJR 31 74-0 (1995) Author: Hartnett, Will
Sponsor: Brown, J.E.
Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the exemption from ad valorem taxation of income-producing personal property and mineral interests having a value insufficient to recover the tax administrative costs. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Finance
Filed with the Secretary of State
HJR 82 74-0 (1995) Author: McCoulskey, Huey
Sponsor: Armbrister, Kenneth
Proposing a constitutional amendment granting the legislature authority to release the state's interest in land that is held by a person in good faith under color of title. House: Land and Resource Management
Senate: State Affairs
Placed on intent calendar
SB 271 74-0 (1995) Author: Ratliff, Bill
Sponsor: Ramsay, Tom
Relating to the applicant-violator system of the Texas Surface Coal Mining and Reclamation Act. House: Energy Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective on 9/1/95
SB 441 74-0 (1995) Author: Sims, Bill | et. al. Relating to the regulation of geologists and geophysicists; providing a civil and criminal penalty. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 651 74-0 (1995) Author: Ratliff, Bill
Sponsor: Kuempel, Edmund
Relating to an exemption from the requirement to obtain a water use permit for certain reservoirs used in surface coal mining operations. House: Energy Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective on 9/1/95
SB 652 74-0 (1995) Author: Ratliff, Bill Relating to an exemption from sand and gravel permitting requirements. Senate: Natural Resources Placed on Reg. Order of Business Calendar
SB 1038 74-0 (1995) Author: Leedom, John
Sponsor: Mowery, Anna
Relating to public school lands and other lands in the public domain, including their sale and patenting. House: Land and Resource Management
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective in 90 days -- 8/28/95
HB 520 73-0 (1993) Author: Tallas, Jim
Sponsor: Brown, J.E.
Relating to the exclusion from coverage under the Texas Unemployment Compensation Act of services performed by certain landmen. House: Economic Development
Senate: Economic Development
Effective on 9/1/93
HB 754 73-0 (1993) Author: Zbranek, Zeb Relating to the reservation of minerals by the state in sales of land dedicated to the permanent school fund. House: Energy Resources Considered in Calendars
HB 1221 73-0 (1993) Author: Chisum, Warren Relating to the regulation of geologists; providing a civil and criminal penalty. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 1968 73-0 (1993) Author: Saunders, Robert
Sponsor: Armbrister, Kenneth
Relating to the regulation of aggregate quarries and pits. House: Energy Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective on 9/1/93
HB 2577 73-0 (1993) Author: Saunders, Robert Relating to the royalty payment for minerals on state property. House: Energy Resources Left pending in committee
HB 2625 73-0 (1993) Author: Earley, Robert Relating to the sale and development of state-owned oil, gas, and other minerals. House: Energy Resources Companion considered in lieu of in committee
HB 2796 73-0 (1993) Author: Earley, Robert Relating to the collection of geological and geophysical information and data by the Railroad Commission of Texas; providing a penalty. House: Energy Resources Referred to Energy Resources
HJR 91 73-0 (1993) Author: Cook, John Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the commissioner of the General Land Office to issue mineral patents for certain university fund land held in good faith under color of title for at least 50 years. House: Energy Resources
Senate: State Affairs
Referred to State Affairs
SB 102 73-0 (1993) Author: Harris, Chris Relating to county enforcement of the Texas Aggregate Quarry and Pit Safety Act. Senate: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
SB 648 73-0 (1993) Author: Moncrief, Mike Relating to the safety and regulation of certain aggregate pits and quarries. Senate: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
SB 962 73-0 (1993) Author: Sims, Bill
Sponsor: Earley, Robert
Relating to the sale, lease, and development of state-owned oil, gas, and other minerals. House: Energy Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective on 9/1/93
SB 1462 73-0 (1993) Author: Sims, Bill Relating to the regulation of geologists and geophysicists; providing a civil and criminal penalty. Senate: State Affairs No action taken in committee
SB 1469 73-0 (1993) Author: Shelley, Dan Relating to the sale, lease, and development of state-owned oil, gas, and other minerals. Senate: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
SB 1481 73-0 (1993) Author: Shelley, Dan Relating to the location, survey, sale, and lease of vacant and unsurveyed public school land and certain public boundaries and related fees. Senate: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
SB 1491 73-0 (1993) Author: Sibley, David Relating to the reclamation of land after the mining of sand, gravel, aggregate rock, limestone and other related materials. Senate: Natural Resources Posting rule suspended
HB 213 72-0 (1991) Author: Yost, Gerald Relating to indemnity provisions in certain mineral agreements. House: Energy Laid on the table subject to call
HB 882 72-0 (1991) Author: Patterson, Pete Relating to the ownership of mineral interests by a foreign government or an organization in which a foreign government owns an interest. House: Energy Referred to Energy
HB 1855 72-0 (1991) Author: De La Garza, Eddie | et. al. Relating to the definition, safety, reporting, certification, and regulation of certain aggregate quarries and pits; providing civil penalties. House: Natural Resources Placed on Major State Calendar
HB 2092 72-0 (1991) Author: Hunter, Todd Relating to a security interest in minerals, including oil and gas. House: Energy Laid on the table subject to call
HB 2433 72-0 (1991) Author: Earley, Robert Relating to the leasing, development and management of minerals owned by the state. House: Energy 1st Printing sent to Calendars
SB 369 72-0 (1991) Author: Ellis, Rodney
Sponsor: Yost, Gerald
Relating to certain definitions and indemnity provisions relating to certain mineral agreements. House: Energy
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective immediately
SB 980 72-0 (1991) Author: Sims, Bill
Sponsor: Shelley, Dan
Relating to estimated reclamation bond amounts for surface mining permits. House: Energy
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective immediately
SB 1106 72-0 (1991) Author: Sims, Bill
Sponsor: Earley, Robert
Relating to the leasing, development and management of minerals owned by the state. House: Energy
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective in 90 days -- 8/26/91
SB 1290 72-0 (1991) Author: Lyon, Ted
Sponsor: Hunter, Todd
Relating to a security interest in minerals, including oil and gas. House: Energy
Senate: Economic Development
Effective in 90 days -- 8/26/91
HB 10 72-1 (1991) Author: Saunders, Robert | et. al. Relating to the oversight and regulation of the state's environmental resources, natural resources, and energy resources; providing civil and criminal penalties. House: Government Organization Left pending in committee
SB 2 72-1 (1991) Author: Parker, Carl | et. al.
Sponsor: Saunders, Robert | et. al.
Relating to the oversight and regulation of the state's environmental resources, natural resources, and energy resources; providing for the issuance of bonds by mitigation project participants; creating offenses and providing civil and criminal penalties. House: Government Organization
Senate: Finance
Effective on 9/1/91
HB 122 71-0 (1989) Author: Harrison, Dudley
Sponsor: Tejeda, Frank
Relating to persons authorized to receive compensation for the preparation of instruments affecting title to real property. House: Judiciary
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective in 90 days-8/28/89
HB 250 71-0 (1989) Author: Patterson, Pete | et. al. Relating to the ownership of mineral interests by a foreign government or an organization in which a foreign government owns an interest. House: Energy Reported from s/c favorably w/sub.
HB 841 71-0 (1989) Author: Cuellar, Henry
Sponsor: Montford, John
Relating to the notice required for the appointment of a receiver for certain mineral interests. House: Energy
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on 9/1/89
HB 933 71-0 (1989) Author: Smith, Terral Relating to exploration and drilling for and production, mining, and storage of oil, gas, and other minerals and resources in the area of lakes, reservoirs, and basins. House: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
HB 1831 71-0 (1989) Author: Uher, D.R.
Sponsor: Armbrister, Kenneth
Relating to the notice of appraised value of a mineral interest for ad valorem tax purposes. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Finance
Effective on . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
HB 2018 71-0 (1989) Author: Hudson, David Relating to an exemption for landmen from certain licensing requirements. House: Public Safety Referred to subcommittee
HB 2104 71-0 (1989) Author: Hudson, David
Sponsor: Lyon, Ted
Relating to the posting of bond in certain actions in which a receiver may be appointed for the mineral interest or leasehold interest under a mineral lease owned by a nonresident or absent defendant. House: Energy
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective immediately
HB 2418 71-0 (1989) Author: Wentworth, Jeff Relating to the prohibition against the location of a rock quarry near residences, schools, recreation areas, and other places in certain counties. House: County Affairs Returned to committee
HB 2688 71-0 (1989) Author: Earley, Robert Relating to a Department of Agriculture study on the impact of uranium mining. House: Agriculture & Livestock 1st Printing sent to Comm. on Cal.
SB 311 71-0 (1989) Author: Tejeda, Frank Relating to persons authorized to receive compensation for the preparation of instruments affecting title to real property. Senate: Jurisprudence Referred to Jurisprudence
SB 535 71-0 (1989) Author: Parmer, Hugh Relating to exploration and drilling for and production, mining, and storage of oil, gas, and other minerals and resources in the area of lakes, reservoirs, and basins. Senate: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
SB 861 71-0 (1989) Author: Truan, Carlos Relating to restoration of groundwater affected by in situ uranium mining. Senate: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
SB 1084 71-0 (1989) Author: McFarland, Bob
Sponsor: Stiles, Mark
Relating to indemnity provisions in certain mineral agreements. House: Energy
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on 9/1/89
HB 124 71-4 (1990) Author: Yost, Gerald Relating to indemnity provisions in certain mineral agreements. House: Energy Referred to Energy
SB 81 71-4 (1990) Author: McFarland, Bob Relating to indemnity provisions in certain mineral agreements. Senate: Jurisprudence Referred to Jurisprudence
HB 47 71-5 (1990) Author: Yost, Gerald Relating to indemnity provisions in certain mineral agreements. House: Energy Returned to Calendars Committee
HB 8 71-6 (1990) Author: Yost, Gerald Relating to indemnity provisions in certain mineral agreements. House: Energy Referred to Energy
HB 76 70-0 (1987) Author: Williamson, Richard Relating to reporting ownership of mineral interests severed from the surface estate and the vesting of title by judicial proceeding to certain abandoned mineral interests. House: Energy Pending in subcommittee
HB 808 70-0 (1987) Author: Granoff, Al Relating to opencut mining reclamation. House: Energy Referred to subcommittee
HB 1448 70-0 (1987) Author: Smith, Terral Relating to a determination that certain mineral interests are abandoned and to their disposition. House: Energy Referred to subcommittee
HB 2143 70-0 (1987) Author: McKinney, Mike
Sponsor: Santiesteban, H.
Relating to the rights, duties, and obligations of surface owners who act as the leasing agents for certain state minerals and to the issuance of state prospecting permits for certain minerals. House: Energy
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective in 90 days-8/31/87
HB 2153 70-0 (1987) Author: Hackney, Clint Relating to the subdivision and use of mineral-bearing land. House: Energy Referred to Energy
HB 2204 70-0 (1987) Author: Smithee, John Relating to requiring permits for the surface storage of salt, giving the Texas Commissioner of Agriculture and the Texas Water Commission certain powers and duties; giving local governments certain authority and enforcement powers; providing procedures for enforcement and civil and criminal penalties; amending the Water Code. House: Natural Resources Referred to subcommittee
SB 10 70-0 (1987) Author: Uribe, Hector
Sponsor: Hackney, Clint
Relating to the subdivision and use of mineral-bearing land. House: Energy
Senate: Natural Resources
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 1203 70-0 (1987) Author: Santiesteban, H. Relating to the rights, duties and obligations of surface owners who act as the leasing agent for certain state minerals and to the issuance of state prospecting permits for certain minerals. Senate: Natural Resources Left as pending business in comm.
HB 99 69-0 (1985) Author: Patterson, Pete Relating to the ownership of mineral interests by a foreign government or an organization in which a foreign government owns an interest. House: Energy Referred to subcommittee
HB 918 69-0 (1985) Author: Craddick, Tom
Sponsor: Sharp, John
Relating to the mineral development and leasing of land acquired by the state to construct or maintain a highway, road, street, or alley. House: Energy
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective immediately
HB 1173 69-0 (1985) Author: Robinson, Phyllis
Sponsor: Sharp, John
Relating to the authority of certain cities to lease their oil, gas, and other mineral lands. House: Energy
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
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HB 1362 69-0 (1985) Author: Gilley, Smith Relating to the regulation of certain iron ore and iron ore gravel mining and reclamation activity. House: Energy Referred to subcommittee
HB 1693 69-0 (1985) Author: McWilliams, Jim Relating to the regulation of certain iron ore and iron ore gravel mining and reclamation activity. House: Energy 1st Printing sent to Comm. on Cal.
HB 1743 69-0 (1985) Author: Emmett, Ed
Sponsor: Uribe, Hector
Relating to the subdivision and use of mineral-bearing land. House: Energy
Senate: Natural Resources
Motion to adopt conf. comm. report
HB 1952 69-0 (1985) Author: Shaw, Larry
Sponsor: Santiesteban, H.
Relating to the powers and duties of the General Land Office and the School Land Board, agreements with the United States relating to certain information about oil and gas production, the management of certain public land and natural resources, and the acquisition and sale of property subject to escheat. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
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HB 2230 69-0 (1985) Author: Kubiak, L.B. Relating to jurisdiction over water-related surface coal mining and reclamation operations. House: Natural Resources Record vote
HJR 77 69-0 (1985) Author: Williamson, Richard Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to provide by law for the taxation of minerals or mineral interests in certain lands by counties and other taxing units in lieu of property taxes on those interests. House: Ways & Means Referred to subcommittee
SB 495 69-0 (1985) Author: Sharp, John Relating to the mineral development and leasing of lands owned by or under the jurisdiction of the State Department of Highways and Public Transportation; amending the Natural Resources Code, as amended, by amending Subsection (a) of Section 34.002 and by adding Sections 34.0511 and Sections 34.0512 through 34.0515; amending Article 6673a-1 and repealing Article 6673a-2,Revised Statutes. Senate: Natural Resources Laid on the table subject to call
SB 595 69-0 (1985) Author: Sims, Bill Relating to the leasing for the exploration for and production of certain minerals of lands previously sold with all minerals reserved to the State, amending Chapter 53, Subchapter C, Sec. 53.061 of the Natural Resources Code; and declaring an emergency. Senate: Natural Resources Referred to subcommittee
SB 699 69-0 (1985) Author: Lyon, Ted
Sponsor: McWilliams, Jim
Relating to regulation of certain iron ore and iron ore gravel mining and reclamation activity. House: Energy
Senate: Natural Resources
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SB 1015 69-0 (1985) Author: Santiesteban, H. Relating to the subdivision and use of mineral-bearing land. Senate: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
SB 1018 69-0 (1985) Author: Santiesteban, H.
Sponsor: Whaley, Foster
Relating to restrictions, duties, and obligations of a surface owner in connection with Relinquishment Act leases on behalf of the State of Texas and the authority of the Commissioner of the General Land Office when the surface owner breaches any duty or obligation. House: Energy
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective immediately
SB 1374 69-0 (1985) Author: Santiesteban, H. Relating to the regulation of certain iron ore and iron ore gravel mining and reclamation activity. Senate: Natural Resources Laid on the table subject to call
SB 1382 69-0 (1985) Author: Uribe, Hector Relating to the subdivision and use of mineral-bearing land. Senate: Natural Resources Postponed in committee
HB 54 69-3 (1986) Author: Hinojosa, Juan Relating to the taxation of the production of certain minerals under the Tax Code. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HB 226 68-0 (1983) Author: Patterson, Pete Relating to reporting ownership of mineral interests severed from the surface estate and the vesting of title by judicial proceeding to certain abandoned mineral interests. House: Energy Coauthor authorized
HB 365 68-0 (1983) Author: Patterson, Pete Relating to the ownership of mineral interests by a foreign government or an organization in which a foreign government owns an interest. House: Energy Referred to subcommittee
HB 1159 68-0 (1983) Author: Hanna, Joe Relating to mineral interests owned by nonresidents or unknown persons. House: Energy Referred to Committee on Energy
HB 1177 68-0 (1983) Author: Parker, Jim Relating to the ad valorem taxation of certain mineral interests, the collection of delinquent taxes on these mineral interests, and the treatment of excess funds of a tax sale. House: Ways & Means Subcommittee laid on table subject to call
HB 1379 68-0 (1983) Author: Turner, Jim Relating to the subdivision of mineral-bearing land. House: Energy Referred to subcommittee
HB 1751 68-0 (1983) Author: Rudd, Jim Relating to owners authorized to apply for pooling of mineral interests. House: Energy Referred to subcommittee
HB 1964 68-0 (1983) Author: Whaley, Foster
Sponsor: Montford, John
Relating to the reservation of minerals by the state and other conditions for the sale, lease, and prospect of state land. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective immediately
HB 2187 68-0 (1983) Author: Geistweidt, Gerald Relating to the validity of certain contracts where there is negligence attributable to the indemnitee. House: Natural Resources Referred to Committee on Natural Resources
HB 2212 68-0 (1983) Author: Laney, James Relating to the amendment of Chapter 28 of the Water Code to require permits for certain drilled or mined shafts. House: Natural Resources Coauthor authorized
HB 2215 68-0 (1983) Author: Geistweidt, Gerald Relating to the transfer of title to abandoned mineral interests. House: Natural Resources Placed on daily General State Calendar
SB 51 68-0 (1983) Author: Leedom, John Relating to fees charged by the Railroad Commission of Texas. Senate: State Affairs No action taken
SB 273 68-0 (1983) Author: Montford, John
Sponsor: Evans, Charles
Relating to the membership and administration of the Texas Mining Council and the reporting by and continuation of the office of the Interstate Mining Compact Commissioner for Texas. House: Energy
Senate: Natural Resources
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SB 434 68-0 (1983) Author: Jones, Grant
Sponsor: Hanna, Joe
Relating to undivided mineral interests owned by nonresidents or unknown persons. House: Energy
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective immediately
SB 946 68-0 (1983) Author: Santiesteban, H.
Sponsor: Turner, Jim
Relating to the subdivision and use of mineral-bearing land; to certain powers and duties of the Railroad Commission, to the use of operations sites within a subdivision, and to the authority of municipalities. House: Energy
Senate: Natural Resources
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SB 1010 68-0 (1983) Author: Montford, John Relating to the reservation of minerals by the state and other conditions for the sale, lease, and prospect of state land. Senate: Natural Resources Reported from committee favorably with substitute
SB 1018 68-0 (1983) Author: Sarpalius, Bill
Sponsor: Laney, James
Relating to requiring permits for certain drilled or mined shafts; giving the Railroad Commission of Texas, the Texas Department of Water Resources and its director, the Texas Water Commission and the Texas Water Development Board certain powers and duties; giving local governments certain authority and enforcement powers; providing procedures for enforcement and civil and criminal penalties. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective immediately
SB 1277 68-0 (1983) Author: Farabee, Ray Relating to the vesting of title by judicial proceeding to certain abandoned mineral interests. Senate: Natural Resources Referred to Committee on Natural Resources
HB 616 67-0 (1981) Author: Tow, Rodney Relating to coal, lignite, and other minerals other than oil and gas on land of the Texas Department of Corrections. House: Security & Sanctions Coauthor authorized
HB 848 67-0 (1981) Author: Schlueter, Stan
Sponsor: Jones, Grant
Relating to the terms and conditions of leases under the Veterans Land Program. House: Environmental Affairs
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective immediately
HB 1531 67-0 (1981) Author: Hill, Gerald Relating to the lease of certain state-owned minerals by the owner of the surface land. House: Energy Resources Referred to subcommittee
HB 1911 67-0 (1981) Author: Gavin, John Relating to a non-producing severed mineral interest owned by a person who cannot be located. House: Ways & Means Referred to subcommittee
HB 2271 67-0 (1981) Author: Keese, Bill Relating to the regulation of coal and uranium mining. House: Energy Resources Referred to Committee on Energy Resources
HB 2376 67-0 (1981) Author: Rudd, Jim Relating to the degree of proof that must be presented for appointment of a receiver of mineral interests owned by nonresidents and absentees. House: Energy Resources
Senate: State Affairs
Referred to Committee on State Affairs
HB 2400 67-0 (1981) Author: Shaw, Larry Relating to the lease of certain state-owned land for developing minerals other than oil and gas. House: Energy Resources Referred to Committee on Energy Resources
SB 290 67-0 (1981) Author: Caperton, Kent
Sponsor: Tow, Rodney
Relating to coal, lignite, and other minerals other than oil and gas on land of the Texas Department of Corrections; giving the Board for Lease of Texas Prison Lands and the Texas Department of Corrections certain powers and duties. House: Security & Sanctions
Senate: State Affairs
Effective immediately
SB 894 67-0 (1981) Author: Caperton, Kent
Sponsor: Sharp, John
Relating to the lease of certain lands. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Education
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SB 1018 67-0 (1981) Author: McKnight, Peyton Relating to the subdivision of mineral-bearing land. Senate: Natural Resources Postponed
SB 1193 67-0 (1981) Author: Mengden, Walter Relating to the lease of certain state-owned minerals by the owner of the surface land. Senate: Natural Resources Referred to Committee on Natural Resources
SB 1197 67-0 (1981) Author: Snelson, W.E. "Pete" Relating to the leasing for the exploration for and production of certain minerals of lands previously sold with all minerals reserved to the State. Senate: Natural Resources Postponed
SB 1277 67-0 (1981) Author: Caperton, Kent Relating to damages to surface land devoted to agricultural production caused by mineral extraction practices; providing for arbitration. Senate: Natural Resources Referred to Committee on Natural Resources
SB 1291 67-0 (1981) Author: Santiesteban, H. Relating to the lease of certain state-owned land for developing minerals other than oil and gas. Senate: Natural Resources Reported from committee favorably without amendments
HB 63 67-1 (1981) Author: Davis, Bob Relating to termination of a qualification for joint taxation of separate interests in minerals in place. House: Ways & Means Referred to Committee on Ways & Means
HB 107 66-0 (1979) Author: Hudson III, Samuel Relating to title insurance coverage for certain interests. House: Insurance Referred to Committee on Insurance
HB 137 66-0 (1979) Author: Green, Gene Relating to abandoned mineral estates; declaring the policy and intent of the legislature and setting forth the purpose of the Act; defining terms; relating to prima facie evidence of abandonment of a fee estate in minerals by a person other than the owner of the surface and the vesting of title to abandoned mineral estates; providing for a suit for declaratory judgement to declare the fee estate abandoned; providing for the rebuttal of prima facie evidence by the recording of notice of nonabandonment of the interest claimed; specifying nonapplication of the Act; and declaring an emergency. House: Energy Resources Referred to Committee on Energy Resources
HB 226 66-0 (1979) Author: Evans, Charles
Sponsor: Andujar, Betty
Relating to receivers of mineral interests owned by nonresident or unknown owners. House: Energy Resources
Senate: Jurisprudence
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HB 667 66-0 (1979) Author: Hall, W. N. "Billy" Relating to appointment of a receiver for leasing certain mineral interests. House: Energy Resources Referred to Committee on Energy Resources
HB 1059 66-0 (1979) Author: Craddick, Tom
Sponsor: Schwartz, A.R. "Babe"
Relating to lease of public school and Gulf land. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective immediately
HB 1368 66-0 (1979) Author: Craddick, Tom
Sponsor: Schwartz, A.R. "Babe"
Relating to uranium surface mining and reclamation. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective immediately
HB 1424 66-0 (1979) Author: Craddick, Tom
Sponsor: Jones, Grant
Relating to the control and regulation of exploration for surface mining of coal and the reclamation of the mined area; providing penalties. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective immediately
HB 1814 66-0 (1979) Author: Craddick, Tom
Sponsor: Schwartz, A.R. "Babe"
Relating to the regulation of surface mining. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
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SB 752 66-0 (1979) Author: Jones, Grant Relating to the control and regulation of exploration for and surface mining of coal and the reclamation of the mined area; providing penalties. Senate: Natural Resources Reported from committee favorably with substitute
SB 934 66-0 (1979) Author: Schwartz, A.R. "Babe" Relating to the regulation of surface mining. Senate: Natural Resources Reported from committee favorably without amendments
SB 1118 66-0 (1979) Author: Ogg, Jack Relating to the creation of residential, commercial, or industrial subdivisions of land lying within 10 miles of the boundary of a duly incorporated city or town of this state; providing for the filing of a subdivision plat, the designation of operating sites for use by possessory mineral interest owners, the dedication of roadways and pipeline easements to such sites, and the restriction of surface operations for oil, fas, and other minerals to such operating sites; permitting subsurface use of any such subdivision for the exploration for an production of oil, gas, and other minerals; providing method of cancellation of such subdivisions. restrictions on subdivisions outside a city. Senate: Intergovernmental Relations Motion lost to suspend reg order (to consider on 2nd reading)
SB 1141 66-0 (1979) Author: Schwartz, A.R. "Babe" Relating to uranium surface mining and reclamation. Senate: Natural Resources Reported from committee favorably without amendments
HB 431 65-0 (1977) Author: Hanna, Joe Relating to the powers and duties of certain pipeline companies for the transportation of coal and to the regulation of these pipeline companies. House: Energy Resources Assigned to General State Calendar
HB 804 65-0 (1977) Author: Blythe, W.J. "Bill" Relating to the imposition and administration of a tax on producers of coal; providing civil and criminal penalties. House: Ways & Means Referred to Committee on Ways & Means
HB 852 65-0 (1977) Author: Davis, Bob Relating to permitting insurance companies to acquire, secure, hold, and retain producing mineral interests under certain conditions. House: Insurance Referred to Committee on Insurance
HB 1165 65-0 (1977) Author: Kaster, James J. Relating to subsurface mineral rights in certain public free school fund land. House: Energy Resources Laid on the table subject to call
HB 1866 65-0 (1977) Author: Olson, Jr., Lyndon Relating to valuation for ad valorem taxation of an interest in a mineral in place that is not being produced. House: Ways & Means Assigned to General State Calendar
HCR 141 65-0 (1977) Author: Wilson, John Memorializing Congress to adopt reclamation tax on coal only on a local option basis. House: Energy Resources Assigned to Resolutions Calendar
SB 698 65-0 (1977) Author: Santiesteban, H.
Sponsor: Kaster, James J.
Relating to subsurface mineral rights in certain public free school fund land. House: Energy Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
90 Day Bill
SB 815 65-0 (1977) Author: Jones, Grant
Sponsor: Olson, Jr., Lyndon
Relating to valuation for ad valorem taxation of an interest in a mineral in place that is not being produced. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Economic Development
90 Day Bill
SB 1233 65-0 (1977) Author: Ogg, Jack
Sponsor: Donaldson, Jerry "Nub"
Relating to the creation of residintial, commerical, or industrial subdivisions of land lying within a duly incorporated cityor town of this state or with 10 miles of the boundary thereof. House: Intergovernmental Affairs
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Considered by committee in public hearing
SB 1250 65-0 (1977) Author: Sherman, Max
Sponsor: Sullivant, Bill
Relating to the regulation of surface mining. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
90 Day Bill
HCR 5 65-2 (1978) Author: Presnal, Bill Designating the University of Texas System and the Texas A&M System to participate jointly in the mining and mineral resources research institute program authorized by the Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act of 1977. House: Higher Education Referred to subcommittee
SCR 7 65-2 (1978) Author: Moore, W.T. "Bill"
Sponsor: Presnal, Bill
Directing the University of Texas and Texas A&M University to participate in the mining and mineral resources research institute program authorized by the Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act of 1977. House: Appropriations
Senate: Economic Development
Signed by Governor
HB 623 64-0 (1975) Author: Wilson, John Relating to the right of eminent domain for the purpose of obtaining access to land in which the state has a mineral interest. House: Judiciary Reported from committee favorably without amendments
HB 656 64-0 (1975) Author: Temple, Arthur "Buddy" Relating to control and regulation of exploration for and surface mining of minerals, reclamation of lands disturbed by operations defined in the Act, and protection of water supplies; prescribing the powers, duties and authority of the Commissioner of the General Land Office in carrying out the provisions of the Act; providing a system of permits and bonds for operations; providing enforcement procedures; providing civil remedies and civil and criminal penalties for violations; providing for judicial review; providing an effective date. House: Environmental Affairs Referred to Subcommittee on Pollution Control
HB 682 64-0 (1975) Author: Salem, Joe Relating to surface mining of certain minerals and reclamation of the land disturbed by surface mining operations; providing penalties. House: Environmental Affairs Referred to Subcommittee on Pollution Control
HB 749 64-0 (1975) Author: Newton, Jon P. To provide for the orderly extraction of minerals that are of limited supply; to regulate the reclamation of lands disturbed by surface mining operations; providing penalties; providing an effective date. House: Environmental Affairs Coauthor authorized
HB 783 64-0 (1975) Author: Short, E.L. Relating to abandoned mineral estates; declaring the policy and intent of the legislature and setting forth the purpose of the Act; defining terms; relating to the prima facie evidence of abandonment of a fee estate in minerals by a person other than the owner of the surface and the vesting of title to abandoned mineral estates; providing for a suit for declaratory judgment to declare the fee estate abandoned; providing for the rebuttal of prima facie evidence by the recording of notice of nonabandonment of the interest claimed; specifying nonapplication of the Act. House: Judiciary Reported from committee favorably with amendments
HB 1316 64-0 (1975) Author: Earle, Ronald
Sponsor: Jones, Grant
Relating to deposits of revenue from mineral leases on park lands. House: Environmental Affairs
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective in 90 days
HB 1413 64-0 (1975) Author: Lewis, Gibson Relating to the adoption of the Interstate Mining Compact and the creation of the Texas Mining Council. House: Energy Resources Considered by committee in public hearing
HB 1437 64-0 (1975) Author: Newton, Jon P. Relating to the adoption of the Interstate Mining Compact and the creation of the Texas Mining Council. House: Energy Resources Considered by committee in public hearing
HB 1449 64-0 (1975) Author: Hanna, Joe Making unlawful the execution of an oil, gas and mineral lease by certain enumerated persons, agencies and entities unless such lease shall include provisions that no gas produced from the mineral estate subject to such lease shall be sold or contracted for sale for ultimate use outside of the State of Texas unless and until the Texas Railroad Commission shall find that neither the lessor, certain health-care facilities, public and private schools, State and other public facilities, food and fiber producers, nor fuel; enumerating the person, agencies and entities affected; providing that the Land Commissioner shall not receive or file a lease required to be filed by him unless such lease includes specified terms and conditions; providing that any lease executed or received and filed in violation hereof shall be null and void; further providing for the granting of exceptions to the provisions hereof upon a finding by the Railroad Commission that enforcement of such provisions would cause physical waste or unreasonably deny to the leasee an opportunity economically to produce hydrocarbons from the lands subject to the lease in question; providing for severability; repealing all laws and parts of laws in conflict herewith. House: Energy Resources Considered by committee in public hearing
HB 1458 64-0 (1975) Author: Bryant, John W. Relating to transporting certain copper; providing a penalty. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Committee on Criminal Jurisprudence
HB 1642 64-0 (1975) Author: Cates, Phil Relating to certain powers of coal slurry corporations. House: Energy Resources Reported from committee with substitute
HB 1717 64-0 (1975) Author: Lewis, Gibson To provide for the orderly extraction of necessary minerals that are of limited supply; to regulate the reclamation of lands disturbed by certain mining operations; providing penalties; providing an effective date. House: Environmental Affairs
Senate: Natural Resources
Referred to Committee on Natural Resources
HB 1805 64-0 (1975) Author: Reynolds, Richard F. Relating to permitting insurance companies to acquire, secure, hold, and retain producing mineral interests under certain conditions. House: Insurance Considered by committee in public hearing
HB 2012 64-0 (1975) Author: Allen, Joe Relating to the imposition of an occupation tax on coal producers; providing for reports to be kept; and providing penalties. House: Revenue & Taxation Referred to Committee on Revenue and Taxation
HB 2236 64-0 (1975) Author: Head, Fred Relating to the lease of coal and lignite by certain political subdivisions. House: Natural Resources Referred to Committee on Natural Resources
SB 3 64-0 (1975) Author: Mengden, Walter
Sponsor: Hanna, Joe
Making unlawful the execution of an oil, gas, amd mineral lease by certain enumerated persons, agencies, and entities unless such lease shall include provisions that no gas produced from the mineral estate subject to such lease shall be sold or contracted for sale for ultimate use outside of the State of Texas unless and until the Railroad Commission of Texas shall find that neither the lessor, certain health-care facilities, public and private schools, state and other public facilities, food and fiber producers, nor any resident of Texas requires said gas as fuel to meet needs for fuel or raw material; enumerating the persons, agencies, and entities affected; providing that the Commissioner of the General Land Office shall not receive or file a lease required to be filed by him unless such lease includes specified terms and conditions; providing that any lease executed or received and filed in violation hereof shall be null and void; further providing for the granting of exceptions to the provisions hereof upon a finding by the Railroad Commission that enforcement of such provisions would cause physical waste or unreasonably deny to the lessee an opportunity economically to produce hydrocarbons from the lands subject to the lease in question; providing for severability; repealing all laws and parts of laws in conflict herewith. House: Energy Resources
Senate: Economic Development
Effective immediately
SB 55 64-0 (1975) Author: Sherman, Max
Sponsor: Cates, Phil
Relating to the control and regulation of exploitation for and surface mining of certain minerals, reclamation of lands disturbed by operations as defined in the Act, and protection of water supplies and the environment; exempting certain activities; providing certain standards; prescribing the powers, duties, and authority of the Railroad Commission of Texas in carrying out the provisions of the Act; providing certain prerequisites for obtaining permits for operations; requiring performance bonds; providing for certain fees and for the establishment and uses of the Land Reclamation Fund; authorizing appropriations; providing for notice and hearings by the commission, procedures for enforcement and administrative and judicial review; requiring record keeping by permittees but making certain informations nonpublic; stating the relationship of this Act to federal requirements; providing civil and criminal penalties; providing an effective date. House: Environmental Affairs
Senate: Natural Resources
90 day bill
SB 66 64-0 (1975) Author: Doggett, Lloyd Relating to the control and regulation of exploration for and surface mining of minerals, reclamation of lands disturbed by operations defined in the Act, and protection of water supplies; prescribing the powers, duties and authority of the Commissioner of the General Land Office in carrying out the provisions of the Act; providing for a system of permits and bonds for operations; providing enforcement procedures; providing civil remedies and civil and criminal penalties for violations; providing for judicial review; providing an effective date. Senate: Natural Resources Referred to subcommittee
SB 152 64-0 (1975) Author: Jones, Grant
Sponsor: Earle, Ronald
Relating to deposits of revenue from mineral leases on park lands or lands held or controlled by the Parks and Wildlife Department. House: Environmental Affairs
Senate: Natural Resources
Reported from committee favorably without amendments
SB 196 64-0 (1975) Author: Santiesteban, H. Relating to the right of eminent domain for the purpose of obtaining access to land in which the state has a mineral interest. Senate: Natural Resources Motion to suspend rules lost
SB 211 64-0 (1975) Author: Harrington, D. Roy
Sponsor: Lewis, Gibson
Relating to the adoption of the Interstate Mining Compact and the creation of the Interstate Mining Commission and the Texas Mining Council; providing for the cooperation among the party states in regard to mining and conservation practices; providing for the membership, organization, powers, duties, and procedures for operation of the commission and the council; providing for payment of expenses of members; providing for advisory committees; providing for financing; stating the relationship of the Act to laws of the party states; authorizing participation in retirement programs and benefits; providing a severability clause and time at which the compact becomes effective; authorizing withdrawal by a party state. House: Energy Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective immediately
SB 467 64-0 (1975) Author: Harris, O.H. Amending Article 3.40 of the Insurance Code, as heretofore amended, to permit insurance companies to acquire, secure, hold, and retain producing mineral interests as defined in the Act under conditions set out in Section 5 of the article; restating the remainder of Article 3.40 in its entirety, as last amended with no further change whatsoever; repealing all laws in conflict therewith. House: Insurance
Senate: Economic Development
Reported from committee favorably without amendments
SB 1102 64-0 (1975) Author: Moore, W.T. "Bill"
Sponsor: Head, Fred
Relating to the lease of lands for development of coal and lignite by certain political subdivisions; providing for leasing at public auction; providing for retention by the lessor of royalty calculated on certain bases; providing a primary term. House: Natural Resources
Senate: State Affairs
Effective immediately
HB 477 63-0 (1973) Author: Craddick, Tom Amending the Relinquishment Act to constitute the owner of the soil the agent of the state for the purpose of executing geophysical permits with an option to lease or to amend a lease; providing that a mineral lease executed by an owner under the Relinquishment Act is not effective until a certified copy of the lease is furnished to the Commission of the General Land Office. House: State Affairs Subcommittee hearing notice posted
HB 481 63-0 (1973) Author: Cavness, Don Relating to the disposition of moneys received as royalties, bonuses, and rentals under a lease of lands which are part of the permanent school fund for exploration and development of mineral reserves. House: State Affairs Referred to Committee on State Affairs
HB 596 63-0 (1973) Author: Craddick, Tom
Sponsor: Snelson, W.E. "Pete"
Declaring the public policy of the State of Texas; invalidating provisions for indemnity in certain contracts where there is negligence attributable to the indemnitee; defining terms; specifying the applicability of the Act. House: Judiciary
Senate: Jurisprudence
Signed by the Governor
HB 614 63-0 (1973) Author: Bird, Ronald C. To regulate the reclamation of lands disturbed by surface mining operations; providing penalties; specifying the applicability of the Act and the cumulative effect of the provisions of the Act on existing laws of the State; providing an effective date; and declaring an emergency. House: Judiciary Considered in public hearing
HB 1159 63-0 (1973) Author: Short, E.L.
Sponsor: Jones, Grant
Relating to appointment, authority, and duty of receivers for certain mineral interests owned by nonresidents or unknown owners. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Signed by the Governor
HB 1252 63-0 (1973) Author: Wilson, John Relating to granting the right of eminent domain for the purpose of obtaining access to land in which the state has a mineral interest. House: Judiciary Failed to pass to engrossment
HB 1668 63-0 (1973) Author: Short, E.L. Relating to appointment, authority, and duty of receivers for certain mineral interests owned by nonresidents or unknown owners; smending Sections 1 and 3, Chapter 281, Acts of the 49th Legislature, 1945, as amended (Article 2320b, Vernon's Texas Civil Statutes); and declaring an emergency. House: Natural Resources Referred to Committee on Natural Resources
HCR 16 63-0 (1973) Author: Clayton, Bill
Sponsor: Aikin, Jr., A.M.
Creating a joint interim study committee on surface mining operations. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Administration
Filed without Governor's signature
SB 257 63-0 (1973) Author: Snelson, W.E. "Pete" Declaring the public policy of the State of Texas; invalidating provisions for indemnity in certain contracts where there is negligence attributable to the indemnitee; defining terms; specifying the applicability of the Act. Senate: Jurisprudence Reported by subcommittee favorably
SB 326 63-0 (1973) Author: Clower, Ron Regulating the reclamation of lands disturbed by surface mining operations; providing penalties; specifying the applicability of the Act and the cumulative effect of the provision of the Act on existing laws of the State; providing an effective date. Senate: Natural Resources Committee hearing date
SB 816 63-0 (1973) Author: Creighton, Tom
Sponsor: Massey, Tom
Relating to payment of royalty under oil, gas, or other mineral leases issued by an board for lease (other than the Board for Lease of University Lands), the School Land Board, or the Commissioner of the General Land Office and the disposition of royalty taken in kind; defining terms; providing for severability; preserving certain rights of the state under existing or future leases; and declaring an emergency. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective immediately
SB 928 63-0 (1973) Author: Moore, W.T. "Bill" Requiring a provision in oil, gas, and mineral leases covering lands under the supervision and control of the Board of Directors of The Texas A&M University System that allows the board, at its discretion, to take royalty payments in kind; providing for severability. House: Education
Senate: State Affairs
Referred to Committee on Education
SCR 36 63-0 (1973) Author: Aikin, Jr., A.M. Creating a joint interim Surface Mining Operations Study Commitee. Senate: Administration Referred to Committee on Administration
HB 772 62-0 (1971) Author: Short, E.L. | et. al. Relating to abandoned mineral estates.
HB 945 62-0 (1971) Relating to regulating the reclamation of lands disturbed by surface mining operations; providing penalties.
HB 1044 62-0 (1971) Author: Short, E.L. Relating to ad valorem taxes.
HB 1170 62-0 (1971) Author: Cobb, L. Dean Relating to providing that an owner of a life estate is entitled to all oil, gas and mineral royalties during the term of the life estate regardless of whether the well or mine was open at the time the life estate came into being, unless the will or instrument creating the life estate expressly limits the right of the life tenant to such royalties.
HB 1580 62-0 (1971) Author: Finney, Dave Relating to the release of uranium and thorium and related minerals within surveys and portions of surveys sold with minerals reserved to the state.
HB 1755 62-0 (1971) Author: Cobb, L. Dean
Sponsor: Sherman, Max
Relating to providing for admendment to extend the term of existing oil, gas and mineral leases covering certain state lands.
HB 1862 62-0 (1971) Author: Cates, Phil
Sponsor: Sherman, Max
Relating to permitting refunds of moneys paid under certain mineral leases on public lands if the exploration, development, drilling, or production of minerals is prevented by governmental action.
HCR 125 62-0 (1971) Author: Short, E.L. Creating a special committee to make a study of severed mineral estates in Texas.
SB 115 62-0 (1971) Author: Moore, W.T. "Bill" Relating to the disposition of moneys received as royalties, bonuses, and rentals under a lease of lands which are part of the permanent school fund for exploration and development of mineral reserves.
SB 837 62-0 (1971) Author: Kennard, Don
Sponsor: Baker, George
Relating to the prospect and lease of certain minerals within surveys and portions of surveys sold with minerals reserved to the State.
SB 879 62-0 (1971) Author: Snelson, W.E. "Pete" Relating to declaring the public policy of the State of Texas; invalidating provisions for indemnity in certain contracts where there is negligence attributable to the indemnities.
SB 946 62-0 (1971) Author: Schwartz, A.R. "Babe" Relating to amending statutes to provide procedure for extending terms of existing oil, gas and mineral leases covering certain State lands.
SCR 133 62-0 (1971) Author: Snelson, W.E. "Pete" Providing for the creation of an interim committee to study possible revision of hard mineral laws of the State of Texas.
HB 232 61-0 (1969) Author: Cavness, Don Relating to the disposition of moneys received as royalties, bonuses, and rentals under a lease of lands which are part of the permanent school fund for exploration and development of mineral reserves.
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 528 61-0 (1969) Author: Evans, C. David Relating to separate facilities for different races in mines.
HB 967 61-0 (1969) Author: Johnson, Jake Relating to escheat and other disposition of certain severed mineral estates.
HB 1241 61-0 (1969) Author: Stewart, Vernon James Relating to protection of contingent interests by amending oil, gas, and mineral leases to provide for pooling.
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.
SB 367 61-0 (1969) Author: Bernal, Joseph J. | et. al. Relating to separate facilities for different races in mines.
SB 772 61-0 (1969) Author: Kennard, Don | et. al. Relating to providing for amendment to extend the term of existing oil, gas, and mineral leases covering certain state lands.
HB 196 60-0 (1967) Author: Hendryx, Gene R. | et. al. Relating to providing for the leasing of coal, lignite, sulfur and potash that may be upon and within surveys, and portions of surveys, that have heretofore been sold with all minerals reserved to the State; providing for repeal of all conflicting laws, or parts thereof; enacting a savings clause.
HB 394 60-0 (1967) Author: Haines, David Graves Relating to apportionment of consideration for the physical severance of natural resources between principal and income of a trust.
HB 688 60-0 (1967) Author: Jones, Grant Relating to the enforceability of ad valorem tax liens encumbering interests in a mineral estate severed from a surface estate.
HB 793 60-0 (1967) Author: Weldon, James D. "Jimmy" | et. al. Relating to providing for the reverter of mineral estates to the surface owner of record, his heirs or assigns, where there has been neither production, use nor development for 20 years.
SB 24 60-0 (1967) Author: Christie, Joe William | et. al. Relating to setting aside for park purposes only the mineral estate of certain land in the Counties of Culberson and Hudspeth to be used as a part of the Guadalupe Mountains National Park; making other provisions relating to the creation of Guadalupe Mountains National Park; providing certain powers and duties of the Commissioner of the General Land Office and other officials relating thereto; providing a severability clause; providing a repealing clause; providing a reverter clause.
SB 34 60-0 (1967) Author: Hardeman, Dorsey B. Relating to providing for the leasing of coal, lignite, sulphur and potash that may be upon and within surveys, and portions of surveys, that have heretofore been sold with all minerals reserved to the State.
SB 303 60-0 (1967) Author: Schwartz, A.R. "Babe" | et. al. Relating to repealing certain statutes; providing that any applications for Patents of Mineral Rights which have not been issued by the General Land Office on the effective date hereof shall be null and void.
HB 2 59-0 (1965) Author: Gibbens, Wayne B. | et. al. Relating to conferring on the Railroad Commission of Texas authority to provide for the pooling of mineral interests into proration units for an oil or gas well under certain conditions; providing for the allocation of production therefrom and for appeals from such pooling orders.
HB 294 59-0 (1965) Author: Parsley, Bill J. | et. al. Relating to amending certain statutes by providing for the evidence to establish prima facie the escheat of oil, gas or other mineral estates in certain instances.
HB 480 59-0 (1965) Author: Weldon, James D. "Jimmy" | et. al. Relating to providing for the rendition and assessment of any undeveloped mineral estate situated in this State for ad valorem tax purposes.
HB 481 59-0 (1965) Author: Weldon, James D. "Jimmy" | et. al. Relating to providing for the reverter of mineral estates to the surface owner of record, his heirs or assigns, where there has been neither production, use nor development for ten years.
HB 737 59-0 (1965) Author: Markgraf, Jim Relating to injunctions and temporary restraining orders against quarry and open pit mining operations.
HB 1011 59-0 (1965) Author: McIlhany, Grainger Walter Relating to leasing mineral interests and to assigning leasehold interests in land under certain circumstances.
HJR 58 59-0 (1965) Author: Weldon, James D. "Jimmy" | et. al. Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of Texas to provide the Legislature with the authority to establish the duration of undeveloped mineral estates.
SB 204 59-0 (1965) Author: Moore, W.T. "Bill" Relating to investing the Board of Directors of Texas A&M University with the sole and exclusive management and control of lands and mineral interests under its jurisdiction and that may be acquired by it.
HB 80 58-0 (1963) Author: Walker, Bill Newton "Billy" | et. al. Relating to levying an occupation tax on sulphur producers.
HB 138 58-0 (1963) Author: McIlhany, Grainger Walter Relating to Prospecting State Lands for Minerals, including fissionable materials, permits by Commissioner of General Land Office and fees therefor.
HB 701 58-0 (1963) Author: Bass, Robert Wilton "Bob" Relating to providing for the rendition and assessment of any undeveloped mineral estate situated in this state for ad valorem tax purposes; providing for the valuation of such mineral estates at not less than Twenty-five Cents (25¢) per acre; providing for a tax lien on all mineral estates assessed herein.
HB 725 58-0 (1963) Author: Haynes, Jr., Clyde | et. al. Relating to providing for the reverter of mineral estates to the surface owner of record, his heirs or assigns, where there has been neither production, use nor development for ten (10) years.
HB 726 58-0 (1963) Author: Haynes, Jr., Clyde | et. al. Relating to providing for the rendition and assessment of any undeveloped mineral estate situated in this state for ad valorem tax purposes; providing for the valuation of such mineral estates at not less than Five Dollars ($5.00) per acre.
HB 910 58-0 (1963) Author: Heatly, W.S. "Bill" Relating to requiring the re-filling of all holes, shafts or excavations dug or drilled in mining operations, within sixty (60) days after completion of mining operations, for the purpose of protecting the surface estate; providing a penalty for violations.
HJR 63 58-0 (1963) Author: Haynes, Jr., Clyde | et. al. Relating to proposing a constitutional amendment to provide the Legislature with the authority to establish the duration of undeveloped mineral estates.
SB 196 58-0 (1963) Author: Kennard, Don Relating to providing for amendment to extend the term of existing oil, gas and mineral leases covering certain state lands.
HB 717 57-0 (1961) Author: Smith, Stanford S. Relating to amending a certain Statute relating to increasing the occupation tax on sulphur producers to Three Dollars ($3.00) per long ton of sulphur produced.
HB 795 57-0 (1961) Author: Carriker, Max D. Relating to providing a limitation period of five (5) years in certain civil actions.
SB 289 57-0 (1961) Author: Weinert, Rudolph A. Relating to amending a certain Act to provide and make more certain that oil, gas, and mineral leases executed by personal representatives may provide for their extension beyond their primary terms by shut-in gas wells, and validating such provisions in leases heretofore executed by personal representatives pursuant to the provisions of the Texas Probate Code and still in force.
HB 123 57-1 (1961) Author: Ballman, Charles Lee Relating to amending a certain Statute imposing an occupation tax on persons engaged in the production of certain minerals in this State; providing an effective date.
SB 55 57-3 (1962) Author: Rogers, Andrew J. "Andy" Relating to amending certain Statutes to permit full exploration and development of minerals on State-owned lands and lands on which the State owns minerals.
HB 36 56-0 (1959) Author: Kilpatrick, Rufus U. Relating to the disposition of unpaid and unclaimed proceeds of oil, gas, and other mineral interests.
HB 46 56-0 (1959) Author: Carriker, Max D. Relating to the method of evaluation of severed mineral interests in land for tax purposes, relating to the collection of the resultant tax; including provision for treatment of failure to render such property or pay such tax as a property abandonment; providing for recovery by the owner of the surface right by paying the delinquent tax; providing for escheat to the State upon failure of any party to pay such delinquent taxes.
HB 252 56-0 (1959) Author: Carriker, Max D. | et. al. Relating to providing a five year period of limitation for all suits involving the recovery of mineral rights ownership of which has been segregated from the ownership of the surface.
HB 303 56-0 (1959) Author: Harrington, D. Roy | et. al. Relating to granting, selling and conveying to the city of Port Arthur, Texas, all right, title and interest of the State of Texas, to all minerals and all rights concerning same in and under those certain tracts of land heretofore granted to the city of Port Arthur and lying within the corporate limits of the city of Port Arthur and being lands adjacent to and under Sabine Lake in Jefferson County, Texas.
HB 455 56-0 (1959) Author: Hollowell, Bill Relating to providing for ingress and egress of persons employed in mines; providing a penalty of mine operators for violation.
HB 508 56-0 (1959) Author: Hughes, Charles Ervin Relating to amending the Probate Code so as to more clearly define and make more certain the law pertaining to the execution of collateral instruments as to mineral leases, pooling and unitization agreements without a court order.
HB 778 56-0 (1959) Author: Spilman, Wade Fetzer | et. al. Relating to amending certain acts to exempt from the regulation of the Securities Act private transactions of interests in oil, gas, and mineral leases, fees, titles, contracts, pooling and unitization agreements.
HB 824 56-0 (1959) Author: Bass, Jr., Sam Howard | et. al. Relating to levying a tax on producers of sulphur, requiring the filing of reports and keeping of records; providing penalties.
HB 837 56-0 (1959) Author: Slack, Richard C. | et. al. Relating to amending certain statutes to exempt certain lands dedicated to the Public Free School Fund, owned by The University of Texas and Texas A & M College.
HB 876 56-0 (1959) Author: Daily, Roger Relating to providing for the development, drilling and leasing of the oil, gas, and other minerals located under any road or highway in the State.
SB 361 56-0 (1959) Author: Owen, III, Frank | et. al. Relating to amending certain acts by exempting from the regulation of the Securities Act private transactions of interests in oil, gas, and mineral leases, fees, titles, contracts, pooling and unitization agreements.
HB 19 56-1 (1959) Author: Bass, Jr., Sam Howard | et. al. Relating to amending certain acts relating to an occupation tax on sulfur producers.
HB 19 56-2 (1959) Author: Jarvis, Ben E. Relating to levying a severance tax on general minerals and natural resources; providing a penalty.
HB 20 56-2 (1959) Author: Zbranek, Jaromir Charles "Zeke" | et. al. Relating to amending certain acts relative to an occupation tax on sulfur producers.
HB 16 56-3 (1959) Author: Jarvis, Ben E. Relating to levying a severance tax on certain natural resources severed in the State of Texas; providing penalties.
HB 20 56-3 (1959) Author: Zbranek, Jaromir Charles "Zeke" | et. al. Relating to an occupation tax on sulfur producers.
HB 596 55-0 (1957) Author: Slack, Richard C. Relating to amending certain Acts providing for the leasing of lands belonging to the State of Texas for the production of oil, gas, coal, lignite, sulphur, salt and potash; providing that leasing of minerals other than oil and gas shall not be subject to certain provisions; providing that the minerals may, at the discretion of the School Land Board, be leased together or separately; providing the minimum royalty.
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 818 55-0 (1957) Author: Slack, Richard C. Relating to amending certain Statutes by providing for the prospecting, except for oil, gas, coal, and lignite, of land sold by the State with a mineral reservation.
HB 935 55-0 (1957) Author: Dewey, Jr., Brownrigg Hefferron "Browny" Relating to amending certain Acts relating to the leasing by the Board of Directors of the A & M College of Texas for oil, gas, etc., to the highest bidder at public auction certain lands under its control.
SB 347 55-0 (1957) Author: Hardeman, Dorsey B. Relating to amending certain Acts providing for the leasing of lands belonging to the State of Texas for the production of oil, gas, coal, lignite, sulfur, salt and potash; providing that the minerals may, at the discretion of the School Land Board, be leased together or separately.
SB 348 55-0 (1957) Author: Hardeman, Dorsey B. Relating to amending certain Acts by providing for the prospecting of land belonging to the state for certain minerals.
SB 428 55-0 (1957) Author: Lane, Wardlow William Relating to amending Statutes pertaining to Rentals and Royalties of State Lands, providing for a clarification of the state's royalty thereunder in order to promote the development of mines and mining claims on lands in which the state owns the minerals other than oil and gas.
SB 469 55-0 (1957) Author: Moore, W.T. "Bill" Relating to amending certain Acts relating to the leasing by the Board of Directors of the Agricultural and Mechanical College of Texas for oil, gas, sulphur, mineral ore and other mineral developments to the highest bidder at public auction all lands used for experimental stations and all other lands under its exclusive control or any part thereof now owned by the State of Texas and acquired for the use of said college and its divisions.
HB 46 54-0 (1955) Author: Pyle, Joe | et. al. Relating to constituting the owner of the soil the Agent of the State for the purpose of leasing all of the minerals, other than oil and gas, that may be upon and within surveyed public free school lands and asylum lands and portions of such surveys that have heretofore been sold with all minerals reserved to the State; providing for 3/4 of all bonuses, rentals, and royalties to be paid by the lessee to the State.
HB 508 54-0 (1955) Author: King, Tom E. Relating to providing for the filing of an application to prospect land belonging to the State, and the prospect rental payment; providing for the issuance of permits and the term thereof; providing for the filing of an application to lease and the payment therefor and annual rental payments thereafter.
HB 558 54-0 (1955) Author: Huffman, Reagan Russell Relating to authorizing the leasing for minerals of all or any part of the Public Lands of the State in and under and adjacent to Caddo Lake and the tributaries thereto by the Commissioner of the General Land Office in accordance with the provisions of existing or future laws pertaining to the leasing and development of all island, 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 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 743 54-0 (1955) Author: Ford, Jr., Curtis Relating to authorizing the sale at public auction with reservation of minerals of certain State-owned lands in Nueces County to either the City of Corpus Christi or Nueces County under certain conditions.
HB 769 54-0 (1955) Author: Chambers, William R. "Bill" Relating to providing that the ownership of the surface estate in land shall constitute adverse possession of the mineral or sub-surface estate; providing a twelve (12) year period of limitation; providing that the provisions of this Act shall not apply when the sub-surface or mineral estate is drilling, producing, mining or being rendered for taxation and taxes paid thereon; repealing all laws and parts of laws in conflict herewith.
HB 864 54-0 (1955) Author: Spilman, Wade Fetzer Relating to providing that no oil, gas and mineral lease, or oil and gas lease, now in existence and which was granted by any political subdivision of the state, city, town, village, county, school district, water control and improvement district, water control and preservation district, water control district, water improvement district, water power control district, water supply district or irrigation district, for a valid consideration, shall be cancelled or held voidable or invalid because the lessor is such lease or leases has heretofore failed to give notice by newspaper publication of the intent to grant such lease or leases and that competitive bids for such lease or leases would be received, providing that any such lease or leases are not void or voidable for any other cause, and providing that nothing herein contained shall be construed as affecting pending litigation.
SB 62 54-0 (1955) Author: Martin, Crawford Collins Relating to providing that the ownership of the surface estate in land shall constitute adverse possession of the mineral or sub-surface estate; providing a twelve (12) year period of limitation; providing that the provisions of this Act shall not apply when the sub-surface or mineral estate is drilling, producing, mining or being rendered for taxation and taxes paid thereon; repealing all laws and parts of laws in conflict herewith.
SB 91 54-0 (1955) Author: Ratliff, David W. | et. al. Relating to constituting the owner of the soil the Agent of the State for the purpose of leasing all of the minerals, other than oil and gas, that may be upon and within surveyed public free school lands and asylum lands and portions of such surveys that have heretofore been sold with all minerals reserved to the State; providing for one-half (1/2) of all bonuses, rentals, and royalties to be paid by the lessee to the State and like amounts to the owner of the soil, the amounts received by the owner of the soil to be in lieu of all damages to the soil; providing for all payments to the State to be made through the Commissioner of Austin, Texas; providing for forfeiture of the leases for failure of the lessees to comply with the law; and providing for the repeal of all conflicting laws or parts thereof.
SB 322 54-0 (1955) Author: Martin, Crawford Collins Relating to providing for tender of 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 a penalty for failure or refusal to make such payment.
SB 374 54-0 (1955) Author: Kelley, Rogers Relating to providing that any oil, gas and mineral lease, or oil and gas lease, heretofore granted for a valid consideration by any city, including home rule cities, town, village, county or any of the following political subdivisions of this state: water control and improvement districts, water control and preservation districts, water control districts, water improvement districts, water power control districts, water supply districts, or irrigation districts, shall not be cancelled or held void or voidable because the lessor in any such lease or leases has failed to give notice by newspaper published in the county in which the leased lands are located of the intention to grant any such oil, gas and mineral lease, or oil and gas lease, on lands belonging to such lessor, stating the time and place where bid of such leases were to have been received.
HB 195 53-0 (1953) Author: Zivley, Lamar A. Relating to repealing articles concerning the State Mining Board and Office of State Mining Inspector, abolishing said board and office and transferring their duties to the Commissioner of Labor Statistics.
HB 529 53-0 (1953) Author: Walling, J. B. Relating to raising revenue; levying an occupation tax on producers of coal.
HB 539 53-0 (1953) Author: Carpenter, Frank H. Relating to authorizing and directing the execution and delivery by the State Highway Commission of the State of Texas, acting by the Chairman thereof, of a proper instrument to the grantors in certain conveyances, their heirs or assigns, where the grantors conveyed land to the State of Texas, for the benefit of the State Highway Commission of the State of Texas, for rights of way and erroneously included the minerals; providing approval by the Attorney General.
HB 642 53-0 (1953) Author: Glass, Webster W. Relating to authorizing and empowering the State Parks Board to sell iron ore in place, for reasonable and valuable considerations, located in or on the lands of Jim Hogg State Park and to grant certain rights.
HB 681 53-0 (1953) Author: Patten, Robert Relating to amending certain Statutes by prohibiting ownership by private corporations of severed mineral estates for a longer period than fifteen years; providing exceptions; providing additional penalties.
HB 722 53-0 (1953) Author: Gray, Sr., Jessy Franklin Relating to providing for the payment of a royalty to the State of Texas on minerals and other substances extracted from the beds or waters of salt water lakes, bays, inlets, or marshes owned by the State within tidewater limits, or from that portion of the Gulf of Mexico within the boundaries of Texas; excluding oil and gas, sand, shell and gravel; providing for a permit and annual statements of production; providing an audit; providing for promulgation of rules and regulations.
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 97 53-0 (1953) Author: Strauss, Sr., Gus James Relating to authorizing the School Land Board to lease river beds, channels, islands, beds of salt water, lakes and inlets owned by the state for the production of minerals except gold, silver, platinum, cinnabar, and other metals; providing that the leasing shall be in accordance with the provisions of existing laws pertaining to leasing for oil and gas.
SB 148 53-0 (1953) Author: Strauss, Sr., Gus James Relating to providing rules and regulations for the extension of mineral leases by the Commissioner of the General Land Office.
SB 248 53-0 (1953) Author: Rogers, Andrew J. "Andy" Relating to authorizing the Board of Directors of the Agricultural and Mechanical College of Texas to lease at public auction for oil, gas, sulphur, mineral ore, and other mineral development all lands used as experimental stations and all other lands under its exclusive control; providing for the "Agricultural and Mechanical College of Texas Special Mineral Fund" and the manner it is to be administered; providing penalty for delay in drilling.
SB 252 53-0 (1953) Author: Sadler, Harley Herman Relating to amending Statutes to define "municipality" and authorizing leases for oil, gas and other minerals by such municipalities, under certain restrictions.
SB 323 53-0 (1953) Author: Lock, Ottis E. Relating to authorizing and empowering the State Parks Board to sell iron ore in place, for reasonable valuable considerations, located in or on the lands of Jim Hogg State Park and to grant certain rights.
HB 83 52-0 (1951) Author: Pearson, Lee Roy Relating to providing that the holder of unpaid and unclaimed proceeds of oil, gas and other minerals shall be liable for interest on such proceeds to the owner thereof at the rate of 6 per cent per annum from and after January 1st, 1952, and shall be liable for 6 per cent interest per annum on all such proceeds accrued subsequent to January 1st, 1952, beginning January 1st after the accrual thereof, excepting such proceeds as may be involved in pending litigation until after such litigation is finally concluded, and providing that the holder of such proceeds may be absolved of liability for interest thereon, provided such holder reports such proceeds to the County Clerk of the county of the origin of such oil, gas and mineral interest; requiring the filing and publicizing of such reports by the County Clerk.
HB 157 52-0 (1951) Author: Spring, Gilbert M. | et. al. Relating to providing for the assessment and payment of taxes on land in certain instances providing that ownership of the surface estate in land shall constitute adverse possession of the mineral or sub-surface estate; providing for a three-year period of limitation; providing that the provisions of this act shall not apply when the sub-surface or mineral estate is drilling, producing, mining or being rendered for taxation and taxes paid thereon.
HB 198 52-0 (1951) Author: Wilkinson, Milton D. | et. al. Relating to providing for the invalidity, form and after the effective date of this Act, of any provision, in a deed or other conveyance, which purports to effect a severance of minerals or royalty from the surface of real property in this State for a period longer than ten years.
HB 443 52-0 (1951) Author: Ehlert, William J. Relating to repealing a certain Act concerning the management of the State iron industries near Rusk.
HB 445 52-0 (1951) Author: Ehlert, William J. Relating to repealing certain statutes concerning the State Mining Board and Office of State Mining Inspector, abolishing said Board and office and transferring their duties to the Commissioner of Labor Statistics.
HB 570 52-0 (1951) Author: Garrett, Warren R. "Gabe" | et. al. Relating to amending certain acts so as to amend the occupation tax rate on sulphur produced within the State of Texas from One Dollar and Twenty-seven and Two Tenths Cents ($1.272) per long ton, or fraction thereof, to Five Dollars ($5.00) per long ton, or fraction thereof; providing a saving clause.
HB 745 52-0 (1951) Author: Pearson, Lee Roy | et. al. Relating to repealing certain laws relating to the appointment of receivers for certain mineral interests in land owned by non-resident and unknown owners.
HB 10 51-0 (1949) Author: Wilkinson, Milton D. | et. al. Relating to placing a limitation on reserved mineral rights and providing for same to revert to the land from which it is segregated.
HB 77 51-0 (1949) Author: Teague, William B. | et. al. Relating to amending the occupation tax rate on sulphur produced within the State of Texas from One Dollar and Twenty-seven and Two Tenths Cents ($1.272) per long ton, or fraction thereof, to One Dollar and Fifty Cents ($1.50) per long ton, or fraction thereof; providing a saving clause; repealing all laws or parts of laws in conflict with this Act to the extent of such conflict only.
HB 618 51-0 (1949) Author: Hull, Henry A. "Salty" Relating to raise revenue sufficient for the economical administration and support of the government including all purposes authorized by the Constitution of this State; providing for enforcement and collection of taxes levied; providing a saving clause.
HB 719 51-0 (1949) Author: Caven, Walter Thomas Relating to providing that the ownership of the surface estate in land shall constitute adverse possession of the mineral or sub-surface estate; providing a twelve (12) year period of limitations; providing that the provisions of this Act shall not apply when the sub-surface or mineral estate is drilling, producing, mining or being rendered for taxation and taxes paid thereon; repealing all laws and parts of laws in conflict herewith.
HB 810 51-0 (1949) Author: Wilkinson, Milton D. Relating to providing for the invalidity, from and after the effective date of this Act, of any provisions, in a deed of other conveyance, which purports to effect a severance of minerals or orally form the surface of real property in this State fora period longer than twenty years.
SB 288 51-0 (1949) Author: Harris, Fred R. "Red" Relating to providing that upon publication and posting of notice as therein prescribed by any person, firm, unincorporated association, group of persons, or corporation, engaged in mining and producing any mineral or minerals that the signer, or signers, of the notice is, or are mining and producing the mineral, or minerals, under claim of ownership as against all persons, excepting those, if any, who may be excepted by name in the notice.
SB 289 51-0 (1949) Author: Harris, Fred R. "Red" Relating to defining and determining the responsibility and liability of a co-tenant or co-owner to other co-tenants or co-owners when the former mines and produces any mineral which is solid in its natural state underground, but which is mined and production by converting same to a fluid state underground and bringing same to the surface in such state.
SB 315 51-0 (1949) Author: Hudson, Hill D. Relating to amending a previous Act, giving the Board of Regents of The University of Texas exclusive authority to control, manage, and dispose of all minerals, other than oil and natural gas, in University lands.
SB 338 51-0 (1949) Author: Hazlewood, Grady Relating to permitting the leasing of lands subject to any contingent future interest for the development of oil, gas and other minerals.
HB 17 50-0 (1947) Author: Markle, Donald M. Relating to fixing the terms of leases covering any area within river beds and channels, unsold school lands, both surveyed or unsurveyed, or any area within tidewater limits, including islands, lakes, salt water lakes, bays, inlets, marshes, reefs, the bed of the sea and that portion of the Gulf of Mexico now or hereafter within the jurisdiction of the State of Texas; repealing all laws and parts of laws in conflict herewith; declaring the provisions hereof severable.
HB 50 50-0 (1947) Author: Sallas, Jonathan Benjamin Relating to authorizing the School Land Board to grant permits for Geological Surveys or investigations on lands or other areas on which said Board is empowered to authorize the execution of leases for mineral development; to fix the terms and conditions of all such permits; providing penalties.
HB 59 50-0 (1947) Author: Williams, Sterling W. Relating to amending a previous Act, providing for application and appointment of a receiver for certain mineral interests when such interests refuse to join with others in a proposed plan of development found necessary to prevent waste or to protect correlative rights by the Railroad Commission of Texas; repealing all laws and parts of laws in conflict herewith.
HB 167 50-0 (1947) Author: Pearson, Lee Roy Relating to repealing a previous Act, relating to the appointment of receivers for certain mineral interests in land owned by nonresident and unknown owners.
HB 506 50-0 (1947) Author: Wiseman, Albert Patrick Relating to amending a previous Act, relative to levying an occupation tax upon the production of sulphur; providing certain penalties and interest.
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 48 49-0 (1945) Author: Leonard, Homer Lakerby Relating to providing for the acceptance of applications and bids for leases covering islands, salt water lakes, bays, the bed of the sea, inlets, marches and reefs, river beds and channels, and unsold surveyed school lands; repealing all laws and parts of laws in conflict herewith.
HB 92 49-0 (1945) Author: Wiseman, Albert Patrick | et. al. Relating to amending certain Acts by levying an occupation tax upon the production of sulphur, providing for the computation, collection and enforcement of the tax and the making, keeping, preserving and filing of reports and records and their inspection; providing certain penalties and interest.
HB 110 49-0 (1945) Author: Pearson, Lee Roy | et. al. Relating to providing for the removal of cloud from title and for the appointment of receivers for certain mineral interests in land owned by nonresident or unknown owners.
HB 311 49-0 (1945) Author: Parton, Luman | et. al. Relating to amending certain Acts relative to increasing the occupation tax upon the production of sulphur.
HB 400 49-0 (1945) Author: Westbrook, Mainor N. Relating to placing a limitation on reserved mineral rights and providing for same to revert to the land from which it is segregated.
HB 489 49-0 (1945) Author: Allison, Mack Relating to providing an occupational tax on the production of gypsum.
HB 525 49-0 (1945) Author: Manford, Jr., Thomas Durwood Relating to prohibiting certain corporations from retaining mineral interests in Texas real estate and making such attempted reservations void.
HB 648 49-0 (1945) Author: Pearson, Lee Roy | et. al. Relating to providing for escheat of unpaid and unclaimed proceeds of oil, gas or other mineral producer, transporter, processor, or purchaser to credit of or owing to any owner thereof, and remaining unpaid for two years or more from the accrual of such proceeds subject to the provisions hereof; providing penalties for violation of provisions hereof; repealing all laws in conflict herewith.
HB 716 49-0 (1945) Author: Love, Jack Relating to levying an occupation tax upon the mining or production of iron ore, with certain exceptions, providing for the computation, collection and enforcement of the tax and the making, keeping, preserving and filing of reports and records and their inspection, providing certain penalties and interest, defining terms, providing powers, duties and authority of certain officials.
SB 26 49-0 (1945) Author: Ramsey, Ben Relating to amending certain Statutes by providing for the enlargement of the powers of corporations organized for the purpose of storing, transporting, buying and selling oil and gas, salt, brine, and other mineral solutions in this State.
HB 131 48-0 (1943) Author: Manford, Jr., Thomas Durwood | et. al. Relating to prohibiting certain corporations from retaining mineral interests in Texas real estate and making such attempted reservations void.
HB 213 48-0 (1943) Author: Sharpe, Ben H. Relating to amending statutes relating to persons employed in mines; providing for a penalty; providing for the repeal of conflicting laws.
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.
HB 523 48-0 (1943) Author: Whitesides, Washington M. Relating to authorizing the conveyance by the State Board of Control of the State of Texas of certain land for the purpose of constructing blast furnaces, iron foundries and any and all other improvements for the purpose of developing the iron ore deposits in the vicinity of Rusk in Cherokee County, Texas.
HB 573 48-0 (1943) Author: Stanford, Jr., James A. Relating to amending certain Acts relative to an occupation tax on certain ores.
SB 252 48-0 (1943) Author: Ramsey, Ben Relating to authorizing the conveyance by the State Board of Control of the State of Texas of certain land for the purpose of constructing blast furnaces, iron foundries, and any and all other improvements for the purpose of developing the iron ore deposits in the vicinity of Rusk in Cherokee County, Texas.
SB 255 48-0 (1943) Author: Beck, E. Harold | et. al. Relating to repealing certain Sections of Acts which levies a tax on marble, cinnabar and other ores.
SB 275 48-0 (1943) Author: Bullock, Pat M. Relating to amending certain laws providing for a rental payment of $.10 per acre, to accompany each mineral prospect permit application.
SB 287 48-0 (1943) Author: Brownlee, J. Houghton Relating to prescribing the procedure for extension or renewal of oil, gas and mineral leases granted by the State of Texas on University lands where Federal or State restrictions were in effect one hundred twenty (120) days before the expiration of the primary term prohibiting the owner of such lease from drilling or completion of a well; repealing all laws in conflict herewith.
HB 49 47-0 (1941) Author: Sharpe, Ben H. | et. al. Relating to amending the Revised Civil Statutes relative to providing for the payment of a quarterly occupation tax of Four Dollars ($4.00) per long ton of all sulphur produced within the state of Texas, providing for the manner and conditions of payment, the penalties for nonpayment, and the disposition of said funds.
HB 54 47-0 (1941) Author: Sharpe, Ben H. Relating to repealing certain acts of the Revised Civil and Criminal Statutes relative to providing certain safety regulations for persons employed in mines; placing enforcement under the Commissioner of the Bureau of Labor Statistics; providing for certain penalties.
HB 178 47-0 (1941) Author: Manning, Rushing | et. al. Relating to providing that any conveyance of any mineral or mineral interests, apart from the surface, shall not be effective or valid for a longer period than ten (10) years after the date of the conveyance, unless such mineral is produced in commercial quantities within and prior to such ten (10) year period.
HB 427 47-0 (1941) Author: Baker, Noel C. Relating to amending a certain Article of the Revised Civil Statutes providing for an increase in the tax on sulphur to Five Dollars ($5.00) per long ton, or fraction thereof.
HB 472 47-0 (1941) Author: Pevehouse, Doyle Relating to raising revenue for the support of the State Government by imposing and providing an occupation tax upon the production of magnesium metal and its alloys of one cent (1) per pound; providing for the keeping of reports and for the method of remitting said tax to the Comptroller of Public Accounts and the State Treasurer.
HB 506 47-0 (1941) Author: Bean, Woodrow Wilson Relating to amending a certain Act relating to application for and expiration of certain mineral leases.
HB 527 47-0 (1941) Author: Spacek, Rudolph B. | et. al. Relating to levying a tax on the production or mining of Fullers Earth in this State of One Dollar ($1.00) per ton; fixing penalties for the violation thereof.
HB 597 47-0 (1941) Author: Allison, Mack Relating to providing for levying and collecting an Occupation Tax of an amount equal to Twenty-five (25) Cents per long ton of all coal produced within this State.
HB 664 47-0 (1941) Author: Benton, J. A. "Captain" | et. al. Relating to amending certain Articles of the Revised Civil Statutes providing for an increase in the tax on sulphur, natural gas, and oil.
HB 687 47-0 (1941) Author: Hargis, William B. Relating to amending a certain Article of the Revised Civil Statutes providing for an increase in the tax on sulphur to $5.00 per long ton, or fraction thereof.
HB 1033 47-0 (1941) Author: Celaya, Augustine Relating to amending certain Articles of the Revised Civil Statutes providing for the acceptance of applications and bids for the leases upon certain public lands and for terms of said leases.
HB 1047 47-0 (1941) Author: Hardeman, Dorsey B. Relating to suspending the running of the primary term of any oil, gas, or mineral lease issued by the Commissioner of the General Land Office which lease has been, is, or which may become involved in litigation.
SB 348 47-0 (1941) Author: Beck, E. Harold Relating to authorizing purchasers of any former prison lands to sell or lease the minerals that may be contained in the land and to divide the bonus, rentals, and royalties with the State 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.
HB 76 46-0 (1939) Author: Weldon, Odis A. Relating to amending a certain Act providing certain requirements for operations of mines; providing a penalty.
HB 477 46-0 (1939) Author: Oliver, J. J. Relating to providing that all abandoned mineral leases, deeds, royalties and other interests shall revert to the record owner of the surface estate.
HB 525 46-0 (1939) Author: White, Jr., Joseph | et. al. Relating to amending a certain Article providing for occupation tax on sulphur.
HB 728 46-0 (1939) Author: Goodman, James H. Relating to repealing a certain Article relating to the suspension of a severance tax on certain mineral resources.
HB 915 46-0 (1939) Author: Howard, George Francis Relating to obtaining for and reserving to the State of Texas certain mineral royalties under and validating and quit-claiming title to 45.6 acres of land, more or less, bounded by the waters of Clear Creek, Clear Lake and Cut-Off Bayou, located at the southernmost tip of the Ritson-Morris Survey, situated in Harris County, Texas.
SB 391 46-0 (1939) Author: Shivers, Robert Allan "Allan" Relating to repealing a certain Statute requiring safety devices in mine shafts, particularly salt mines; providing a penalty for mine operators for violation.
HB 150 45-0 (1937) Relating to authorizing the Board of Directors of the Agricultural and Mechanical College of Texas to lease at public auction for oil, gas, sulphur, and/or other mineral development all lands used as experimental stations and all other lands under its exclusive control.
HB 221 45-0 (1937) Relating to providing for the creation of private corporations for the purpose of producing, mining, manufacturing, buying, and selling of building materials of all kinds.
HB 861 45-0 (1937) Relating to authorizing political subdivisions of the State of Texas to lease lands owned by such subdivisions for mineral development purposes and prescribing the method and manner of making such leases.
HB 474 44-0 (1935) Relating to mining claims and rights; relating to the time of payment of rentals on mining claims awarded; providing royalties to be paid the State from minerals produced upon such claims.
SB 169 44-0 (1935) Relating to purpose clause for certain corporations amended and relating to storing and transportation of certain minerals.
HB 791 43-0 (1933) Author: Greathouse, Joseph Felix "Joe" Relating to providing that hereafter in all condemnation proceedings, the mineral rights of the condemned party shall be held superior to the surface rights of the condemning party, and in the event of any conflict where it is necessary to drill any offset well, that the surface rights shall yield to the mineral rights, and the condemning party shall immediately remove any interference or hindrance therewith, and in the event of his failure to do so upon demand, the owner of the mineral rights shall have the right to do so, without liability.
HB 14 43-2 (1934) Relating to mining claims and rights, relating to the time of payment of rentals on mining claims awarded, and providing royalties to be paid the State from minerals produced upon such claims; suspending for a period of one year from the effective date of this Act all laws and parts of laws in conflict herewith.
SB 310 42-0 (1931) Author: Small, Sr., Charles Clinton "Clint" Relating to public school and asylum lands; providing that the original sales affecting lands with mineral reservation may be enlarged to include 15/16 of the minerals in the owners of the soil, reserving to the State 1/16 interest in said minerals as royalty.
SB 371 42-0 (1931) Author: Woodward, Walter Calisto | et. al. Relating to providing for and directing the taxation of mineral rights in public school lands sold by the State with a mineral reservation against the owner while said lands are under lease by the owner of the soil for himself or as the State's agent, providing the means and manner thereof, and for back assessments and collections.
SB 37 42-2 (1931) Author: Holbrook, Thomas Jefferson | et. al. Relating to making an emergency appropriation out of the Sand, Shell and Gravel Fund of this State to pay certain refunds of the tax collected by the Game, Fish and Oyster Commissioner on sand, shell and gravel used by Counties and Cities or towns for constructing streets and roads.
HB 58 41-0 (1929) Author: Pope, Walter Elmer "Uncle Elmer" Relating to amending a certain Statute providing that sand and other deposits having no commercial value taken for the raising of the grade of the salt flats in the Northern part of Corpus Christi and the lowlands lying North of the North boundary line of the City of Corpus Christi in Nueces County, Texas, and South of the South boundary line of the town of Portland in San Patricio County, Texas, shall be exempt from the provisions of Title 67 of the 1925 Revised Civil Statutes of the State of Texas. House: State Affairs
SB 7 41-0 (1929) Author: Hornsby, John William Relating to repeal of all laws authorizing sale or leasing of minerals in University lands.
SB 190 41-0 (1929) Author: Holbrook, Thomas Jefferson | et. al. Relating to making an emergency appropriation out of the Sand, Shell and Gravel Fund of this State to pay certain refunds of the tax collected by the Game, Fish and Oyster Commissioner on sand, shell and gravel used by counties and cities or towns for constructing streets and roads.
SB 20 41-3 (1929) Author: Small, Sr., Charles Clinton "Clint" Relating to withdrawing from sale or lease the surface and the minerals therein of all unsurveyed public free school land, all river beds and channels, and portions of same, until otherwise provided by law, and providing that such withdrawal shall not apply in cases where applications of inquiry have been heretofore filed and on which suit is now pending.
HB 2 41-5 (1930) Author: Sanders, Phil L. Relating to occupation tax on the production of sulphur, providing for an occupation tax of Fifty-five (55) cents per long ton of all sulphur produced within the State of Texas; providing penalties for failure to pay tax.
SB 71 41-5 (1930) Author: Gainer, Charles Salter | et. al. Relating to authorizing the formation of corporations to do a mineral royalty business.
HB 12 40-0 (1927) Author: Pool, Adrian C. Relating to amending an Act authorizing the locator or owner of a mine or mining claim to connect the same by an aerial tramway with nearest smelter or line of railroad and to purchase or condemn a right-of-way therefor upon certain conditions.
SB 402 40-0 (1927) Author: Berkeley, Benjamin Franklin Relating to requiring the drilling of wells upon land awarded to the owner for development of mineral bearing deposits, placers, veins, lodes and rock carrying metallic or non-metallic substances except oil, natural gas, coal and lignite, that may be in any lands included in this Chapter.
HB 69 39-0 (1925) Author: Pool, Adrian C. Relating to amending certain statute relating to the development of mineral resources of the state; repealing all laws in conflict with this act. House: Oil, Gas and Mining
HB 112 39-0 (1925) Author: Hall, James W. | et. al. Relating to the search and development of minerals and other substances in the public lands owned by the state; providing for the scouring and payment for all permits for lease of said lands. House: Public Lands and Buildings
SB 81 39-0 (1925) Author: Murphy, Sr., Charles Alfred Relating to amending certain statute relating to the prospecting for and the development of minerals and other substances in the public lands, islands, waters, river beds, and channels owned by the State. Senate: Public Land and Land Office
HB 332 39-1 (1926) Author: Masterson, Alexander E. Relating to approving, validating and adopting oil, gas and sulphur leases that have been entered into at the direction of the Governor by the Board of Prison Commissioners as lesser or granters and have been approved as to form by the Attorney General. House: Judiciary
HB 328 38-0 (1923) Author: Melson, John McCullough Relating to providing an occupation tax on sulphur produced in the State of Texas by individuals, companies, corporations and associations; providing that in the event of either or part of article to be held unconstitutional by the courts it shall not invalidate the remainder of said article.
HB 9 38-3 (1923) Author: Quinn, Benjamin Edmund Relating to levying and providing for a State occupation tax on the mining or production of sulphur by any method, system or manner, within this State.
HB 176 37-0 (1921) Author: Malone, Wallace Relating to amend a certain Act providing bath houses for employees of coal mines.
HB 312 37-0 (1921) Author: West, Thomas M. | et. al. Relating to abolishing the office of State Mining Inspector and the State Mining Board, placing the duties of that office under the Department of Labor.
HB 316 37-0 (1921) Author: Beasley, Clifton E. | et. al. Relating to abolishing the State Mining Board and conferring its authority, duties, etc., to the Commissioner of Labor Statistics.
SB 109 37-0 (1921) Author: Witt, Edgar E. Relating to providing that freight charges on carload shipments of coal shall be based on actual weight at point of delivery.
HB 7 37-1 (1921) Author: Beasley, Clifton E. | et. al. Relating to conferring the duties of the State Mining Board upon Commissioner of Labor Statistics.
SB 29 37-1 (1921) Author: Burkett, Sr., Joseph W. Relating to abolishing the State Mining Board, conferring duties upon Commissioner of Labor Statistics.
HB 130 36-0 (1919) Author: Taylor, Mack | et. al. Relating to prohibiting the screening of coal before being weighed; providing penalties for violating this Act.
HB 183 36-0 (1919) Author: Beason, Augustine L. Relating to amending certain articles by requiring each and every individual company, corporation or association, which owns, controls, manages or leases any mine or well, from which is mined or produced any sulphur, within this State, to make quarterly reports to the Comptroller of Public Accounts, showing the value of the sulphur mined or produced; fixing the time for making such reports; prescribing the manner of making such reports; and providing that a tax of one percent (1%) on the total amount of sulphur mined or produced, shall be paid to the Comptroller.
HB 189 36-0 (1919) Author: Taylor, Mack | et. al. Relating to authorizing the guardians of estates to make mineral leases on real estate of their wards, and prescribing the manner in which the said mineral leases shall be made.
HB 208 36-0 (1919) Author: Marshall, John Calvin | et. al. Relating to validating all sales of Public Free School Land made by the State of Texas, by authority of the Acts of the Legislature of date April 12th and 14th, 1883, wherein the State did not by its award of sale, or classification of such lands, specifically reserve the minerals in such lands, be and the same are hereby validated, and the State of Texas hereby relinquishes unto the owners of said lands, all of its right, and title to said lands, and minerals.
HB 270 36-0 (1919) Author: Pope, Walter Elmer "Uncle Elmer" Relating to providing for rendition and assessment for taxation of the interest in land of the lessee under an oil or mineral lease, and that taxes shall be paid by the owner of the fee simple title to the land upon the value of the land subject to the lease, and by the lessee upon the value of his lease hold interest in the land.
HB 280 36-0 (1919) Author: Curtis, Albert B. | et. al. Relating to authorizing any town or city in this State which may have been, or may hereafter be chartered or organized under the laws of Texas, or by special act or charter, to lease any oil or mineral lands owned or held by such town or city; also authorizing such cities and towns to provide for the health, comfort, convenience, recreation and amusement of the citizens of such town or city, and to use the public places, parks and reservoirs owned by such town or city , and to make necessary regulations and reasonable charge therefor.
HB 291 36-0 (1919) Author: Nordhaus, Eugene S. | et. al. Relating to making an emergency appropriation for compensation and traveling expenses of the members of the State Mining Board for the period between the date of the taking effect of this Act and September 1, 1919.
HB 333 36-0 (1919) Author: Pool, Adrian C. | et. al. Relating to providing for the sale, development and patenting of mineral deposits of value excepting oil, natural gas, coal and lignite that may be in any of the land of the public free school fund, University fund, the several Asylum funds, that may have been heretofore or may hereafter be sold or disposed of by the State with reservation of minerals therein.
HB 343 36-0 (1919) Author: McMillin, Dan Scott Relating to providing for the sale of the oil and gas, coal and lignite that may be in any of the surveyed or unsurveyed public free school land that is now unsold and that which may now be sold but which may hereafter revert to the public free school fund by forfeiture or other recovery.
HB 390 36-0 (1919) Author: Neill, Dave Jasper | et. al. Relating to giving to the owners of land heretofore sold by the State with reservation of minerals, and to the owners of land heretofore owned by railroad corporations or other corporations and sold by such corporations with reservation of minerals, and which minerals have become forfeited or subject to escheat by reason of the failure of such corporations to alienate the same within the period fixed by law, right to secure from the state the rights to the minerals in such land.
HB 461 36-0 (1919) Author: Faubion, Herbert Elmo "Pete" Relating to authorizing gas, oil, other mineral and metal leases and sale of gas, oil, other minerals and metals by executors or administrators under order of the county court entered on the minutes of the probate court either in term time or in vacation; providing for notice of the application for such order; requiring report by executors or administrators of such leases and sales and providing for the manner of approval or disapproval thereof by the county court in term time or in vacation.
HB 572 36-0 (1919) Author: Davis, John Relating to requiring each and every individual, company, corporation or association which owns, controls, manages or leases any sulphur mine within this State to make quarterly report to the Comptroller of Public Account, under oath of the individual or of the president, treasurer or superintendent of such company, corporation or association, showing the total amount of sulphur produced during the quarter next preceding and the average market value thereof during said quarter.
HB 573 36-0 (1919) Author: Davis, John Relating to requiring each and every individual, company, corporation or association which owns, controls, manages or leases any coal mine within this State to make quarterly report to the Comptroller of Public Account, under oath of the individual or of the president, treasurer or superintendent of such company, corporation or association, showing the total amount of gas produced during the quarter next preceding and the average market value thereof during said quarter.
HB 574 36-0 (1919) Author: Davis, John Relating to requiring each and every individual, company, corporation or association which owns, controls, manages or leases any quicksilver mine within this State to make quarterly report to the Comptroller of Public Account, under oath of the individual or of the president, treasurer or superintendent of such company, corporation or association, showing the total amount of quicksilver produced during the quarter next preceding and the average market value thereof during said quarter.
HB 575 36-0 (1919) Author: Davis, John Relating to requiring each and every individual, company, corporation or association which owns, controls, manages or leases any salt mine within this State to make quarterly report to the Comptroller of Public Account, under oath of the individual or of the president, treasurer or superintendent of such company, corporation or association, showing the total amount of salt produced during the quarter next preceding and the average market value thereof during said quarter.
HB 580 36-0 (1919) Author: Tillotson, Leonard E. | et. al. Relating to amending certain statutes relating to injunctions concerning drilling operations by providing in substance that no injunction, or temporary restraining order, shall be issued by any judge of this State prohibiting any sub-surface drilling or mining operations on the application of any adjacent land owner, claiming injury to his surface or improvements, or loss of, or injury to, the minerals thereunder, unless the person, corporation or partnership, against whom such drilling or mining operation is alleged as a wrongful act, is shown to be unable to respond in damages for any injury that may result from such drilling or mining operations.
HB 633 36-0 (1919) Author: Moon, Zachariah B. Relating to requiring each and every individual, company, corporation, or association, which owns, controls, manages, or leases, any sulphur mine within this State, to make quarterly report to the Comptroller of Public Accounts, under the oath of the individual, or of the president, treasurer, or superintendent of such company, corporation, or association, showing the total amount of sulphur produced during the quarter next preceding, and the average market value thereof, during said quarter.
SB 111 36-0 (1919) Author: Carlock, Sr., Robert Lee Relating to authorizing any town or city in this State which may have been, or may hereafter be chartered or organized under the laws of Texas, or by special act or charter, to develop or lease any oil or mineral lands owned or held by such town or city; also authorizing such cities and towns to provide for the health, comfort, convenience, recreation and amusement of the citizens of such town or city, and to use the public places, parks and reservoirs owned by such town or city, and to make necessary regulations and reasonable charges therefor.
SB 169 36-0 (1919) Author: Carlock, Sr., Robert Lee Relating to authorizing any town or city in this State now organized, or which may be hereafter organized, under the laws of Texas, or operating under a special act or charter, to lease any oil or mineral land owned or held by such town or city, provided that the same shall not apply to any streets or alleys, public squares or any lands dedicated by any person, or persons, for public use, in such town or city.
SB 186 36-0 (1919) Author: Dudley, Richard M. Relating to providing for the sale, development and patenting of mineral deposits, placers, veins, lodes, or any rocks or aqueous solutions carrying metallic or non-metallic substance of value excepting oil, natural gas, coal and lignite that may be in any of the land of the public free school fund, University fund, the several Asylum funds, that may have been heretofore sold or disposed of by the State with the reservation of minerals therein or which may hereafter be sold with the reservation of minerals therein and all of said lands as were purchased with a relinquishment of the minerals therein, and all lands of which the mineral rights therein have or shall have reverted to the State of Texas. House: Oil, Gas, and Mining
Senate: Mining, Irrigation and Drainage
SB 199 36-0 (1919) Author: Buchanan, Charles R. Relating to providing for the sale of oil and gas, coal and lignite, that may be in any of the surveyed or unsurveyed public free school land that is now unsold and that which may now be sold, but which may hereafter revert to the public free school fund by forfeiture or other recovery. Senate: Land and Land Office
SB 310 36-0 (1919) Author: McNealus, James Clayton Relating to prohibiting the screening of coal before being weighed, providing penalties for violating this Act. Senate: Labor
SB 319 36-0 (1919) Author: Hall, William L. Relating to amending certain statute relating to injuctions to prohibit drilling or mining operations on adjacent land. House: Judiciary
Senate: Mining, Irrigation and Drainage
SB 388 36-0 (1919) Author: Hopkins, Sr., George Milton | et. al. Relating to amending certain statutes so as to provide the manner in which mineral lands shall be advertised and leased, fixing royalties and compensation for the use of the surface. Senate: Mining, Irrigation and Drainage
SB 11 36-2 (1919) Author: Dudley, Richard M. Relating to providing for the sale, development and patenting of minerals other than oil and gas in the public lands.
SB 43 36-2 (1919) Author: McNealus, James Clayton Relating to providing that freight charges on carloads of coal delivered at any point within the state where Railroad track weighting scales are owned, used, or maintained shall be based upon the actual weight of said coal; providing a penalty.
SB 61 36-3 (1920) Author: Caldwell, Walter Douglass | et. al. Relating to amending certain laws so as to provide that the proceeds derived from minerals on lands of the University of Texas be credited to certain funds.
HB 676 35-0 (1917) Author: McFarland, M. M. | et. al. Relating to the prospecting for and development of minerals in the public lands of this State.
SB 357 35-0 (1917) Author: Hudspeth, Claude Benton Relating to prospecting for and development of minerals and other substances in lands owned by the State of Texas.
SB 368 35-0 (1917) Author: King, Steve M. Relating to partitions and authorizing the partition of any real estate, or of any interest therein, or of any mineral, coal, petroleum or gas lands, whether held in fee or by lease or otherwise.
SB 490 35-0 (1917) Author: Hudspeth, Claude Benton Relating to the development of minerals in the public free school land, University, Asylum and other public lands and waters.
SB 37 35-3 (1917) Author: Strickland, Jeff J. Relating to amending certain laws relating to the prospecting and development of minerals in the public lands so as to appropriate to the general revenue the proceeds arising from royalties from oil and gas developed in areas other than land belonging to the Public Free School Fund, the University Fund and the several asylum funds.
SB 35 35-4 (1918) Author: Buchanan, Charles R. Relating to the development of minerals in public lands by requiring applications to be filed in the General Land Office; providing for the employment of a mineral inspector and making an appropriation therefor.
HB 23 34-0 (1915) Author: Maddox, Bert P. Relating to requiring owners or operators or lessees of coal mines in this State to furnish and equip bath houses convenient to the entrance of such mines, to enable miners to wash and change clothes before entering and after coming from such mines, and equip said bath houses with individual lockers, fixing penalties for violation thereof, and providing for the manner of enforcement.
HB 24 34-0 (1915) Author: Maddox, Bert P. Relating to prohibiting the screening of coal mined in the State where the mining of such coal is paid for by the quantity mined, before it is weighed and checked; requiring the use of standard scales; giving to the miners employed in such mines the privilege of employing a check-weighman at their own expense; providing for the convenient location of scales and prescribing penalties for the violation of the provisions of this Act.
HB 436 34-0 (1915) Author: Bruce, Ernest L. | et. al. Relating to authorizing guardians of estates to make mineral leases.
HB 591 34-0 (1915) Author: Burges, Richard Fenner Relating to amending a certain relating to prospecting and developing minerals.
SB 246 34-0 (1915) Author: King, Steve M. Relating to authorizing guardians of estates to make mineral leases, and prescribing the manner in which said mineral leases shall be made.
SB 344 34-0 (1915) Author: Hudspeth, Claude Benton Relating to amending a certain Statute relating to private corporations, providing for the creation of corporations for the design, purchase and sale of steel and iron and other metal products, and the manufacture of any or all of such products, and for the design, sale, construction and erection of engineering and architectural structures and contracting for the construction and erection of such structures.
HB 147 33-0 (1913) Author: Wahrmund, Otto | et. al. Relating to providing for the organization of corporations for the purpose of constructing, operating and maintaining aerial tramways; empowering such corporations to condemn lands and issue stocks and bonds.
HB 349 33-0 (1913) Author: Burges, Richard Fenner | et. al. Relating to creating a state school of mines and metallurgy.
HB 445 33-0 (1913) Author: Henry, Sr., Patrick | et. al. Relating to authorizing guardians of estates to make mineral leases, and prescribing the manner in which said mineral leases shall be made.
HB 525 33-0 (1913) Author: Harris, Eugene L. Relating to providing for equipping a mine rescue station, to be located in Austin, and making an appropriation for that purpose.
HB 526 33-0 (1913) Author: Harris, Eugene L. Relating to creating the office of deputy mine inspector, prescribing his duties and qualifications, fixing his salary.
SB 128 33-0 (1913) Author: Hudspeth, Claude Benton Relating to prospecting and developing minerals on land owned by the State of Texas, by the public free school fund and University and Asylum funds, and upon such land as heretofore sold or may hereafter sell with reservation of the minerals in fresh water lakes and in islands, bays, marshes, reefs and sale water lakes; providing penalties for violations of the provisions of this Act.
SB 224 33-0 (1913) Author: Collins, Vinson Allen "Yank" Relating to providing for the taxation of any lease hold held for mineral purposes, but not being used for such purpose.
HB 46 33-1 (1913) Author: Rowell, Sr., Thomas David | et. al. Relating to amending an act relating to prospecting and development of minerals on land owned by the State of Texas, by the public free school fund and University Asylum funds, and upon such land as the State has heretofore sold or may hereafter sell with reservation of the mineral therein and upon such land as may have been purchased with the waiver of mineral rights; appropriating to certain funds the proceeds arising from such development.
HB 64 32-0 (1911) Relating to requiring owners and operators of mines in Texas to insulate or protect live wires so that persons or animals coming in contact with same shall not be injured; providing for the making and filing of maps or plats of mines; providing for exemptions to certain provisions of this Act, and to provide a penalty for such neglect.
HB 65 32-0 (1911) Relating to prohibiting any person, association of persons, corporation, or receiver, owning, operating or managing any mine in this State, from feeding or permitting to be fed any work animal in said mines, or to store or keep any feed for such animal in said mines; fixing penalties for the violation of this Act.
HB 146 31-0 (1909) Relating to amending "An Act providing for the health and safety of persons in and around mines, and for creating a State Mining Board and the office of State Mining Inspector, and defining the duties of such inspector," by providing that the salary of the State Mining Inspector shall be two thousand ($2,000) dollars per year, and that his traveling expenses shall not in any one year exceed the sum of one thousand ($1,000) dollars, providing for the execution of a good and sufficient bond for the faithful performance of the duties of said officer, and providing for the approval of said bond by the Governor of the State of Texas.
HB 15 30-0 (1907) Relating to providing for the health and safety of persons in and around mines and for creating a State Mining Board and the office of State Mining Inspector and defining the duties of such inspector.
SB 220 30-0 (1907) Relating to authorizing the Land Commissioner to have surveyed and located certain mineral bearing school lands.
SB 185 29-0 (1905) Relating to amending Articles 3498f, 3498g and 34981, and to repeal Article 3498m, Revised Civil Statutes of Texas, relating to the sale of mineral land.
HB 475 28-0 (1903) Relating to making it unlawful for the owner, agent, lessee, receiver, or operator of any mine in this State to employ or permit any person to work therein unless at least two openings are provided in connection with each stratum or seam of ore or coal, and providing a penalty for the violation of the provisions thereof.
SB 203 28-0 (1903) Relating to providing for a mineral survey of the land belonging to the public schools, university, asylums or of the State and other mineral lands within the State, and to make appropriation therefor.
HB 135 27-0 (1901) Relating to providing for a mineral survey of the lands belonging to the public schools, University and asylums or of the State, and to make appropriation therefor.
SB 71 27-0 (1901) Relating to giving the Board of Regents of the University of Texas exclusive control, management and disposition of all mineral lands belonging to the University of Texas.
SB 175 24-0 (1895) Relating to better or more fully promoting the development of the mining resources of Texas.
SB 186 23-0 (1893) Relating to promoting the development of the mining resources of Texas.
HB 48 21-0 (1889) Relating to promoting the development of the mining resources of Texas.
HB 5 20-1 (1888) Relating to authorizing the Commissioner of Agriculture, Insurance, Statistics, and History to have a geological and mineralogical survey made of the State of Texas, and to make an appropriation therefor.
HB 6 20-1 (1888) Relating to authorizing the Commissioner of Agriculture, Insurance, Statistics, and History to have a geological and mineralogical survey made of the State of Texas, and to make an appropriation therefor.
HB 11 20-1 (1888) Relating to authorizing the Commissioner of Agriculture, Insurance, Statistics, and History to have a geological and mineralogical survey made of the State of Texas, and to make an appropriation therefor.
SB 310 18-0 (1883) Relating to providing for the disposition of the minerals in the Public School, University and Asylum lands of the State of Texas

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