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HB 994 85-0 (2017) Author: Wray, John Relating to the disposition of remains and anatomical gifts. House: Public Health Placed on General State Calendar
HB 1217 85-0 (2017) Author: Parker, Tan
Sponsor: Creighton, Brandon
Relating to appointment of and performance of notarial acts by an online notary public and online acknowledgment and proof of written instruments; authorizing a fee and creating a criminal offense. House: Investments & Financial Services
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
HB 1787 85-0 (2017) Author: Wray, John
Sponsor: Rodríguez, José
Relating to the execution of a declaration for mental health treatment. House: Public Health
Senate: Health & Human Services
Effective on 9/1/17
HB 2018 85-0 (2017) Author: Anderson, Rodney Relating to records of a notary public. House: Licensing & Administrative Procedures Comm. report sent to Local & Consent Calendar
HB 2254 85-0 (2017) Author: Gutierrez, Roland Relating to the secretary of state adopting a fee schedule for notary public services. House: Licensing & Administrative Procedures Referred to Licensing & Administrative Procedures
HB 3322 85-0 (2017) Author: Guillen, Ryan Relating to the use of certain words to imply that a person who is not an attorney is authorized to practice immigration law and the prosecution of a cause of action arising from that practice and educational requirements for a notary public appointment; authorizing a fee; affecting the prosecution of a criminal offense. House: State Affairs Placed on General State Calendar
SB 513 85-0 (2017) Author: Rodríguez, José Relating to the disposition of remains and anatomical gifts. Senate: State Affairs Left pending in committee
SB 665 85-0 (2017) Author: Rodríguez, José Relating to education requirements for a notary public appointment; authorizing a fee. Senate: State Affairs Committee report printed and distributed
SB 819 85-0 (2017) Author: Rodríguez, José Relating to the execution of a declaration for mental health treatment. Senate: Health & Human Services Referred to Health & Human Services
SB 1098 85-0 (2017) Author: Zaffirini, Judith
Sponsor: Anderson, Rodney
Relating to recordings, acknowledgments, and proofs of certain written instruments. House: Licensing & Administrative Procedures
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/17
HB 1683 84-0 (2015) Author: Bohac, Dwayne
Sponsor: Huffman, Joan
Relating to an identifying number assigned to a notary public by the secretary of state. House: Licensing & Administrative Procedures
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 1/1/16
HB 1978 84-0 (2015) Author: Miller, Rick Relating to the requirements for a candidate's application for a place on the ballot. House: Elections Placed on General State Calendar
HB 2235 84-0 (2015) Author: Anderson, Rodney
Sponsor: Birdwell, Brian
Relating to the eligibility requirements of a notary public. House: Licensing & Administrative Procedures
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/15
HB 2573 84-0 (2015) Author: Johnson, Eric | et. al.
Sponsor: Lucio, Jr., Eddie
Relating to a deceptive trade practice related to the use of certain words to imply that a person who is not an attorney is authorized to practice law and the prosecution of a cause of action arising from that practice. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/15
HB 3309 84-0 (2015) Author: Sanford, Scott Relating to appointment of and performance of notarial acts by an electronic notary public; authorizing a fee and creating a criminal offense. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 3642 84-0 (2015) Author: Guillen, Ryan Relating to the provision by a notary public of certain services related to the closing of transactions. House: Licensing & Administrative Procedures Referred to Licensing & Administrative Procedures
HB 1067 83-0 (2013) Author: Moody, Joe Relating to certain waivers by a defendant regarding a community supervision revocation hearing. House: Criminal Procedure Reform, Select Placed on General State Calendar
HB 1366 83-0 (2013) Author: Lucio III, Eddie
Sponsor: Rodríguez, José
Relating to certain procedures in family or juvenile law proceedings. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on 9/1/13
HB 1954 83-0 (2013) Author: Thompson, Senfronia Relating to the education requirements for a notary public; authorizing a fee. House: Licensing & Administrative Procedures Referred to Licensing & Administrative Procedures
HB 2501 83-0 (2013) Author: Bohac, Dwayne
Sponsor: Rodríguez, José
Relating to an identifying number assigned to a notary public by the secretary of state. House: Licensing & Administrative Procedures
Senate: Jurisprudence
No action taken in committee
SB 1037 83-0 (2013) Author: Rodríguez, José Relating to the education requirements for a notary public; authorizing a fee. Senate: Jurisprudence Referred to Jurisprudence
SB 2073 81-0 (2009) Author: Duncan, Robert
Sponsor: Chisum, Warren
Relating to eligibility to hold the office of notary public. House: Licensing & Administrative Procedures
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on 9/1/09
HB 90 80-0 (2007) Author: Branch, Dan
Sponsor: Carona, John
Relating to the acceptance of certain identification for release of a motor vehicle by vehicle storage facilities. House: Transportation
Senate: Transportation & Homeland Security
Effective on 9/1/07
HB 329 80-0 (2007) Author: Leibowitz, David | et. al. Relating to the provision of free notary public service by applicants for an allocation of low income housing tax credits. House: Business & Industry Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 45 79-0 (2005) Author: Grusendorf, Kent Relating to notaries public. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 46 79-0 (2005) Author: Grusendorf, Kent Relating to the maintenance of records by a notary public. House: State Affairs Laid on the table subject to call
HB 1389 79-0 (2005) Author: Leibowitz, David Relating to the provision of free notary public service by applicants for an allocation of low income housing tax credits. House: Business & Industry Committee report sent to Calendars
SB 219 79-0 (2005) Author: Carona, John Relating to notaries public. Senate: Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
SB 220 79-0 (2005) Author: Carona, John
Sponsor: Grusendorf, Kent
Relating to the maintenance of records by a notary public. House: State Affairs
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on 9/1/05
HB 1488 78-0 (2003) Author: Martinez Fischer, Trey Relating to the records and seal of a notary public. House: Judicial Affairs No action taken in committee
HB 3416 78-0 (2003) Author: Marchant, Kenny Relating to the appointment of notaries public. House: State Affairs
Senate: State Affairs
Referred to State Affairs
SB 1087 78-0 (2003) Author: Staples, Todd
Sponsor: Marchant, Kenny
Relating to the appointment of notaries public. House: State Affairs
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/03
HB 451 77-0 (2001) Author: Talton, Robert
Sponsor: Brown, J. E.
Relating to an employee of a personal bond office administering oaths to or taking an acknowledgment or proof of a written instrument from personal bond applicants. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective immediately
HB 1048 77-0 (2001) Author: Solomons, Burt Relating to the application of a seal to an electronic document. House: Judicial Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 3134 77-0 (2001) Author: Chavez, Norma | et. al.
Sponsor: West, Royce
Relating to certain conduct of notaries public; providing a penalty. House: Judicial Affairs
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on 9/1/01
HB 3224 77-0 (2001) Author: Madden, Jerry Relating to notaries public; providing a penalty. House: Judicial Affairs Referred to Judicial Affairs
HB 3506 77-0 (2001) Author: Maxey, Glen Relating to fees charged by a notary public. House: Judicial Affairs
Senate: Jurisprudence
Referred to Jurisprudence
SB 276 77-0 (2001) Author: Shapleigh, Eliot
Sponsor: Solomons, Burt
Relating to the application of a seal to an electronic document. House: Judicial Affairs
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective immediately
HB 233 76-0 (1999) Author: West, George Relating to the seal of a notary public. House: Judicial Affairs Referred to Judicial Affairs
HB 243 76-0 (1999) Author: West, George
Sponsor: Gallegos, Jr., Mario
Relating to authorizing peace officers to administer certain oaths. House: Public Safety
Senate: Criminal Justice
Effective immediately
HB 830 76-0 (1999) Author: Talton, Robert Relating to an employee of a personal bond office administering oaths to or taking an acknowledgment or proof of a written instrument from personal bond applicants. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
HB 1004 76-0 (1999) Author: West, George Relating to affixing the seal of a notary public. House: Judicial Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 1167 76-0 (1999) Author: Thompson, Senfronia
Sponsor: Ellis, Rodney
Relating to an employee of a personal bond office administering oaths to or taking an acknowledgment or proof of a written instrument from personal bond applicants. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Jurisprudence
Left pending in committee
HJR 19 76-0 (1999) Author: West, George Proposing a constitutional amendment to allow peace officers to serve as notaries public. House: Public Safety Left pending in committee
SB 798 76-0 (1999) Author: Ellis, Rodney Relating to an employee of a personal bond office administering oaths to or taking an acknowledgment or proof of a written instrument from personal bond applicants. Senate: Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
HB 135 75-0 (1997) Author: West, George Relating to designating peace officers to serve as notaries public. House: Public Safety
Senate: State Affairs
Referred to State Affairs
HB 242 75-0 (1997) Author: Thompson, Senfronia
Sponsor: Ellis, Rodney
Relating to the signature of a notary public on behalf of an individual with a disability. House: Judicial Affairs
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective in 90 days -- 9/01/97
HB 243 75-0 (1997) Author: Thompson, Senfronia
Sponsor: Ellis, Rodney
Relating to identification of individuals executing certain documents. House: Judicial Affairs
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective in 90 days -- 9/01/97
HB 335 75-0 (1997) Author: West, George Relating to the seal of a notary public. House: Judicial Affairs Referred to Judicial Affairs
HJR 18 75-0 (1997) Author: West, George Proposing a constitutional amendment to allow peace officers to serve as notaries public. House: Public Safety
Senate: State Affairs
Referred to State Affairs
HB 172 74-0 (1995) Author: Thompson, Senfronia
Sponsor: Barrientos, Gonzalo
Relating to notary public fees. House: Licensing & Administrative Procedures
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on 9/1/95
HB 677 74-0 (1995) Author: Craddick, Tom
Sponsor: Bivins, Teel
Relating to the validity of certain documents to which certain notaries public fail to attach an official seal. House: Civil Practices
Senate: State Affairs
Effective immediately
HB 817 74-0 (1995) Author: Thompson, Senfronia Relating to identification of individuals executing certain documents. House: Civil Practices
Senate: Jurisprudence
Referred to Jurisprudence
HB 819 74-0 (1995) Author: Thompson, Senfronia Relating to the signature of a notary public on behalf of an individual with a disability. House: Licensing & Administrative Procedures
Senate: Jurisprudence
Referred to Jurisprudence
HB 1209 74-0 (1995) Author: West, George
Sponsor: Gallegos, Jr., Mario
Relating to designating peace officers to serve as notaries public. House: Public Safety
Senate: Criminal Justice
Left pending in committee
HJR 69 74-0 (1995) Author: West, George
Sponsor: Gallegos, Jr., Mario
Proposing a constitutional amendment to allow peace officers to serve as notaries public. House: Public Safety
Senate: Criminal Justice
Left pending in committee
SB 1391 74-0 (1995) Author: Ellis, Rodney
Sponsor: Brimer, Kim
Relating to records and seals of notaries public and to qualification as a notary public. House: Licensing & Administrative Procedures
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 1/1/96
HB 38 73-0 (1993) Author: Thompson, Senfronia
Sponsor: Henderson, Don
Relating to fees charged by a notary public. House: Licensing & Administrative Procedures
Senate: Jurisprudence
Removed from local & uncontested calendar
HB 848 73-0 (1993) Author: Heflin, Talmadge Relating to the authority of a notary public to serve civil process. House: Licensing & Administrative Procedures Referred to Licensing & Admin. Procedures
HB 1870 72-0 (1991) Author: Thompson, Senfronia Relating to the authorities of notaries public. House: Judicial Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 2158 72-0 (1991) Author: Thompson, Senfronia
Sponsor: Ellis, Rodney
Relating to fees charged to and by a notary public. House: Judicial Affairs
Senate: Jurisprudence
Placed on intent calendar
HB 2351 72-0 (1991) Author: Denton, Betty Relating to records and seals of notaries public and to qualification as a notary public. House: Judicial Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 1397 71-0 (1989) Author: Lucio, Eddie Relating to an identifying number for notaries public. House: State Affairs Subcommittee meeting canceled
HB 1520 71-0 (1989) Author: Culberson, John
Sponsor: McFarland, Bob
Relating to records and seals of notaries public and to qualification as a notary public. House: State Affairs
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on 9/1/89
HB 1838 71-0 (1989) Author: Willis, Doyle
Sponsor: Parmer, Hugh
Relating to records kept by certain notaries public. House: State Affairs
Senate: Criminal Justice
Effective immediately
HB 2925 71-0 (1989) Author: Gibson, Bruce Relating to the validation of acknowledgments and official acts of certain notaries public. House: State Affairs Subcommittee meeting canceled
SB 143 71-0 (1989) Author: Glasgow, Bob Relating to certain records maintained by a notary public. House: State Affairs
Senate: Jurisprudence
Subcommittee meeting canceled
SB 1130 71-0 (1989) Author: Brown, J.E. Relating to the necessity that certain documents be notarized. Senate: Jurisprudence Referred to Jurisprudence
SB 1355 71-0 (1989) Author: McFarland, Bob Relating to records and seals of notaries public and to qualification as a notary public. Senate: Jurisprudence Left as pending business in comm.
HB 600 70-0 (1987) Author: Martinez, Roman Relating to the authority of notaries to perform certain acts. House: State Affairs Referred to subcommittee
HB 601 70-0 (1987) Author: Martinez, Roman Relating to powers, duties, and qualifications of notaries public and to regulation and commissioning of notaries public by the secretary of state. House: State Affairs Reported from s/c with substitute
HB 922 70-0 (1987) Author: Watson, Ed Relating to requiring that an affidavit required to be filed in connection with a motor vehicle transfer be signed in the presence of a notary public or other official authorized to administer oaths. House: Transportation Referred to Transportation
HB 1512 70-0 (1987) Author: Smith, Ashley
Sponsor: Henderson, Don
Relating to the taking of acknowledgments or proofs of written instruments outside the United States and the recording of instruments acknowledged outside the United States; and relating to powers, duties, and qualifications of notaries public and to regulation and commissioning of notaries public by the secretary of state. House: Judicial Affairs
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on 9/1/87
HB 1764 70-0 (1987) Author: Culberson, John Relating to fees charged by notaries public; providing criminal penalties. House: State Affairs Pending in committee
HB 1918 70-0 (1987) Author: Connelly, Barry Relating to certain acknowledgments made by notaries public; providing a criminal penalty. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 241 70-0 (1987) Author: Jones, Grant Relating to the authority of notaries to perform certain acts. Senate: State Affairs No action taken in committee
SB 337 70-0 (1987) Author: Jones, Grant
Sponsor: Martinez, Roman
Relating to powers, duties, and qualifications of notaries public and to regulation and commissioning of notaries public by the secretary of state. House: State Affairs
Senate: State Affairs
Placed on General State Calendar
SB 975 70-0 (1987) Author: Whitmire, John Relating to certain acknowledgments made by notaries public; providing a criminal penalty. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 1523 70-0 (1987) Author: Henderson, Don Relating to the taking of acknowledgments or proofs of written instruments outside the United States and the recording of instruments acknowledged outside the United States. Senate: Jurisprudence Referred to Jurisprudence
HB 1141 69-0 (1985) Author: Martinez, Roman Relating to fees received by notaries public. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 1603 69-0 (1985) Author: Martinez, Roman Relating to powers, duties, and qualifications of notaries public and to the regulation and commissioning of notaries public by the secretary of state. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 2227 69-0 (1985) Author: Wilson, Ron Relating to the authority of notaries to perform certain acts. House: State Affairs Laid on the table subject to call
SB 681 69-0 (1985) Author: Jones, Grant
Sponsor: Martinez, Roman
Relating to power, duties, and qualifications of and fees charged by notaries public and to regulation and commissioning of notaries public by the secretary of state and the use of seals; providing penalties. House: State Affairs
Senate: Finance
Effective on . . . . . . . . . .
SB 1258 69-0 (1985) Author: Jones, Grant Relating to fees received by notaries public. Senate: Finance No action taken in committee
HB 1362 68-0 (1983) Author: Martinez, Roman Relating to notaries public. House: State Affairs Referred to Committee on State Affairs
SB 465 68-0 (1983) Author: Jones, Grant
Sponsor: Martinez, Roman
Relating to qualifications of notaries public and to their fees and seals. House: State Affairs
Senate: State Affairs
Committee report printed and sent to Committee on Calendars
HB 1285 67-0 (1981) Author: Hernandez, Joe Relating to the exercise by attorneys at law of authority now exercised by notaries public. House: Judiciary Referred to Committee on Judiciary
HB 1894 67-0 (1981) Author: Lyon, Ted Relating to the authority of notaries public. House: State Affairs Referred to subcommittee
HB 2146 67-0 (1981) Author: Hartung, Frank Relating to the repeal of the bonding requirement for notaries public. House: State Affairs
Senate: Jurisprudence
Referred to Committee on Jurisprudence
SB 247 67-0 (1981) Author: Williams, Lindon Relating to the requirement that motor vehicle title transfers be notarized. Senate: State Affairs Reported from committee favorably without amendments
SB 1048 67-0 (1981) Author: Brooks, Chet Relating to a fund to reimburse persons aggrieved by certain acts of notaries public. Senate: State Affairs Referred to Committee on State Affairs
SB 1167 67-0 (1981) Author: Doggett, Lloyd
Sponsor: Lyon, Ted
Relating to the authority of notaries public. House: State Affairs
Senate: Jurisprudence
Laid on the table
HB 963 66-0 (1979) Author: Barrientos, Gonzalo Relating to the authority of the General Land Office to reimburse certain employees for the expense of appointment as a notary public. House: Environmental Affairs Considered by subcommittee in formal meeting
HB 1023 66-0 (1979) Author: Close, G.R. "Bob" Relating to duties of the secretary of state and county clerks in matters pertaining to notaries public. House: State Affairs Referred to Committee on State Affairs
HB 1080 66-0 (1979) Author: Hernandez, Joe Relating to the exercise by attorneys at law of authority now exercised by notaries public; providing severability; declaring an emergency. House: State Affairs Coauthor authorized
HB 1474 66-0 (1979) Author: Close, G.R. "Bob"
Sponsor: Clower, Ron
Relating to the appointment and commissions of notaries public, the use of a seal by a notary public, and the duties of the secretary of state and county clerks in matters pertaining to notaries public. House: State Affairs
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
HB 1475 66-0 (1979) Author: Close, G.R. "Bob" Making an appropriation to the secretary of state for the duties imposed on that office in appointing and issuing commissions to notaries public. House: Appropriations Considered by committee in public hearing
HB 1606 66-0 (1979) Author: Hernandez, Joe
Sponsor: Vale, Bob
Relating to the exercise by attorneys at law of authority now exercised by notaries public; providing for severability. House: Judiciary
Senate: State Affairs
Reported from committee favorably without amendments
HB 1650 66-0 (1979) Author: Garcia, Matt Relating to advertising by a notary public who is not an attorney. House: State Affairs Laid on the table subject to call
HJR 108 66-0 (1979) Author: Close, G.R. "Bob"
Sponsor: Clower, Ron
Proposing a constitutional amendment relating to the appointment and terms of notaries public. House: Constitutional Amendments
Senate: State Affairs
Filed with the Secretary of State
SB 416 66-0 (1979) Author: Doggett, Lloyd
Sponsor: Barrientos, Gonzalo
Relating to the authority of the General Land Office to reimburse certain employees for certain expenses of appointment as a notary public. House: Environmental Affairs
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective immediately
SB 765 66-0 (1979) Author: Creighton, Tom
Sponsor: Finnell, Charles
Relating to a rubber stamp for a seal of a notary public. House: State Affairs
Senate: State Affairs
Scheduled for future calendar placement
SB 949 66-0 (1979) Author: Patman, W.N. "Bill" Relating to the requirement that motor vehicle transfers be notarized. Senate: State Affairs Motion lost to suspend reg order (to consider on 2nd reading)
SB 1004 66-0 (1979) Author: Clower, Ron Relating to the appointment and commissions of notaries public and the duties of the secretary of state and county clerks in matters pertaining to notaries public. Senate: State Affairs Referred to Committee on State Affairs
SB 1005 66-0 (1979) Author: Clower, Ron Making an appropriation to the secretary of state for the duties imposed on that office in appointing and issuing commissions to notaries public. Senate: Finance Referred to Committee on Finance
SB 1107 66-0 (1979) Author: Santiesteban, H.
Sponsor: Garcia, Matt
Relating to advertising by a notary public who is not an attorney; prescribing sanctions for noncompliance with the Act. House: State Affairs
Senate: State Affairs
Effective immediately
SJR 51 66-0 (1979) Author: Clower, Ron Proposing a constitutional amendment relating to the appointment and terms of notaries public. Senate: State Affairs Referred to Committee on State Affairs
HB 128 65-0 (1977) Author: Simpson, Bob
Sponsor: Moore, W.T. "Bill"
Relating to the appointment, bond, and territorial jurisdiction of notaries public. House: Business & Industry
Senate: State Affairs
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HB 1435 65-0 (1977) Author: Kubiak, Dan Relating to territorial jurisdiction of a notary public commissions issued to a district or county clerk and the terms of office of notaries public. House: Business & Industry Referred to Committee on Business and Industry
HB 2114 65-0 (1977) Author: Powers, Pike Increasing the fee collected by the Secretary of State of issuing a notary public commission; providing for severability; and declaring an emergency. House: Business & Industry Reported from subcommittee with substitute
HJR 9 65-0 (1977) Author: Simpson, Bob Proposing an amendment to Section 26, Article IV, of the Texas Constitution, to increase the term of office and the territorial jurisdiction of notaries public. House: Constitutional Amendments Referred to Committee on Constitutional Amendments
SB 225 65-0 (1977) Author: Sherman, Max Relating to the appointment, territorial jurisdiction, assignment and use of a number, and term of office of notaries public. Senate: Jurisprudence Referred to Subcommittee on Civil Matters
SB 1161 65-0 (1977) Author: Moore, W.T. "Bill"
Sponsor: Powers, Pike
Increasing the fee collected by the secretary of state for issuing a notary public commission; providing for severability. House: Business & Industry
Senate: State Affairs
90 Day Bill
SB 1162 65-0 (1977) Author: Moore, W.T. "Bill" Relating to the appointment, territorial jurisdiction, assignment and use of a number, and term of office of notaries public. Senate: State Affairs Referred to subcommittee
SB 1265 65-0 (1977) Author: Andujar, Betty
Sponsor: Lewis, Gibson
Relating to rates charged for certain bonds of notaries public. House: Intergovernmental Affairs
Senate: State Affairs
Assigned to Consent Calendar
SJR 21 65-0 (1977) Author: Sherman, Max To increase the term of office and the territorial jurisdiction of notaries public. Senate: Jurisprudence Referred to Subcommittee on Civil Matters
HB 132 64-0 (1975) Author: Hilliard, Bill Relating to the appointment, qualifications, and jurisdiction of notaries public; providing that the Act takes effect only on the occurrence of a stated condition. House: Judicial Affairs Referred to subcommittee
HB 457 64-0 (1975) Author: Harris, Ed Relating to the appointment and powers of notaries public. House: Judicial Affairs Referred to subcommittee
HB 540 64-0 (1975) Author: Hernandez, Joe Relating to the exercise by attorneys at law of authority now exercised by notaries public. House: Judicial Affairs Referred to subcommittee
HB 609 64-0 (1975) Author: Caldwell, Neil Relating to fees received by notaries public. House: Judicial Affairs Referred to subcommittee
HB 1680 64-0 (1975) Author: Simpson, Bob Relating to the appointment, qualifications, terms of office, and authority of notaries public. House: Judicial Affairs Referred to Committee on Judicial Affairs
HJR 17 64-0 (1975) Author: Hilliard, Bill Relating to classes of and jurisdiction of notaries public. House: Constitutional Revision Referred to Committee on Constitutional Revision
HJR 48 64-0 (1975) Author: Harris, Ed Relating to providing the appointment of notaries public with statewide jurisdiction. House: Constitutional Revision Referred to Committee on Constitutional Revision
SB 722 64-0 (1975) Author: Andujar, Betty
Sponsor: Simpson, Bob
Relating to the appointment and re-appointment, qualifications, terms of office, county in which authorized to act, and authority of notaries public. House: State Affairs
Senate: State Affairs
Effective immediately
HB 156 63-0 (1973) Author: Hollowell, Bill Providing for the appointment of notaries public at any time for two-year terms; amending Sections 1 and 6, Article 5949, Revised Civil Statutes of Texas, 1925, as amended; and declaring an emergency. House: State Affairs Subcommittee hearing notice posted
HB 203 63-0 (1973) Author: Grant, Ben Z. Relating to eligibility requirements for notaries public. House: State Affairs
Senate: State Affairs
Referred to Committee on State Affairs
HB 388 63-0 (1973) Author: Hawn, Joe To conform with the constitutional amendment providing for statewide commissions for notaries public; and declaring an emergency. House: State Affairs Sent to Calendar Committee
HB 1259 63-0 (1973) Author: Hernandez, Joe Relating to the exercise by attorneys at law of authority now exercised by notaries public; and declaring an emergency. House: Judiciary
Senate: Administration
Referred to Committee on Administration
HJR 20 63-0 (1973) Author: Hawn, Joe Proposing an amendment of the Texas Constitution to provide for the appointment of notaries public with statewide jurisdictioni for terms of four years. House: State Affairs Sent to Calendar Committee
HB 195 62-0 (1971) Author: Hawn, Joe Relating to providing for statewide commissions for notaries public.
HB 682 62-0 (1971) Author: Hawn, Joe | et. al. Relating to the requirement that notaries public put the date on which their commissions expire on all documents acknowledged by them.
HB 1777 62-0 (1971) Author: Parker, Carl
Sponsor: Harrington, D. Roy
Relating to authorizing notaries public who are stockholders of corporations owning less than 1/10 of one percent of the stock of a corporation of which there are more than 1,000 shareholders, or employees of such a corporation, to take acknowledgments of instruments in which such corporation is interested.
HJR 39 62-0 (1971) Author: Hawn, Joe | et. al. Proposing an amendment to provide for the appointment of notaries public with statewide jurisdiction for terms of four years.
SB 144 62-0 (1971) Author: Hightower, Jack
Sponsor: Rosson, Renal B.
Relating to requiring social security numbers on applications and bonds for notaries public.
SB 471 62-0 (1971) Author: Aikin, Jr., A.M. Relating to increasing the fee collected by the Secretary of State for issuing Notary Public Commissions.
HB 125 61-0 (1969) Author: Golman, Joe H. Relating to the eligibility and jurisdiction of notaries public.
HB 1045 61-0 (1969) Author: Atwell, Ben | et. al. Relating to increasing the fee collected by the Secretary of State for issuing a notary public commission.
HB 1175 61-0 (1969) Author: Bray, Jamie Houston Relating to the re-appointment of Notaries Public by the Secretary of State for each new term of office.
SB 22 61-0 (1969) Author: McKool, Mike Relating to the eligibility and jurisdiction of notaries public.
SB 628 61-0 (1969) Author: Hazlewood, Grady Relating to the re-appointment of Notaries Public by the Secretary of State for each new term of office.
HB 834 60-0 (1967) Author: Haines, David Graves | et. al. Relating to amending certain statutes so as to raise notary public's fees.
HB 382 59-0 (1965) Author: Traeger, John Relating to amending certain statutes relative to the seal of office of a notary public.
HB 437 59-0 (1965) Author: Hollowell, Bill Relating to amending the Notary Public Act of 1943, relating to the time of re-appointment and the period of re-qualifying of Notaries Public.
HB 457 59-0 (1965) Author: Blankenship, Cooper Relating to providing that a Notary Public may be appointed in two counties, both the county of his residence and the county of his principal place of business or employment.
HJR 15 59-0 (1965) Author: Hollowell, Bill Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of Texas to provide that notaries public may perform their prescribed duties in any county in the state unless the Legislature otherwise provides by law.
SB 221 59-0 (1965) Author: Cole, Criss Relating to amending certain Statutes relating to qualifications for and appointment to the office of Notary Public, establishing eligibility requirements, fees and bond and procedure relating to such appointments, to provide for the removal of a Notary Public for good cause with right of appeal and trial de novo.
HB 302 58-0 (1963) Author: Stewart, Vernon James Relating to extending the jurisdiction of Notaries Public.
HB 776 58-0 (1963) Author: Carriker, Max D. Relating to qualifications for and appointment to the office of Notary Public.
HB 978 58-0 (1963) Author: Rosson, Renal B. Relating to reducing the age of eligibility for appointment as a notary public.
HB 1000 58-0 (1963) Author: Duggan, Jr., Fitzhugh Lee Relating to the time of reappointment and the period of qualifying of Notaries Public including new appointments for a new term of office in each odd numbered year.
HJR 41 58-0 (1963) Author: Stewart, Vernon James Relating to proposing a constitutional amendment to delete the provision limiting the territorial jurisdiction of Notaries Public to the county for which appointed and to authorize the Legislature to prescribe their jurisdiction.
HJR 43 58-0 (1963) Author: Carriker, Max D. | et. al. Relating to proposing a constitutional amendment to delete the provision limiting the territorial jurisdiction of Notaries Public to the county for which appointed and to authorize the Legislature to prescribe their jurisdiction.
HJR 80 58-0 (1963) Author: Ball, Maurice Benton Relating to proposing a constitutional amendment to provide that the term of office of Notaries Public shall be four (4) years from the date of appointment.
SB 150 58-0 (1963) Author: Richter, Walter Hoppe Relating to extending the jurisdiction of Notaries Public.
SB 371 58-0 (1963) Author: Blanchard, H.J. "Doc" Relating to providing for appointments of Notaries Public for terms of four (4) years.
SB 443 58-0 (1963) Author: Cole, Criss Relating to the time of reappointment and the period of qualifying of Notaries Public including new appointments for a new term of office in each odd numbered year.
SJR 30 58-0 (1963) Author: Blanchard, H.J. "Doc" Relating to proposing a constitutional amendment to provide that the term of office of Notaries Public shall be four (4) years from the date of appointment.
HB 365 57-0 (1961) Author: Sandahl, Jr., Charles L. Relating to amending Article 5949 of the Revised Civil Statutes of Texas, 1925, extending the jurisdiction of Notaries Public.
HJR 40 57-0 (1961) Author: Sandahl, Jr., Charles L. Relating to proposing an amendment to the Constitution of Texas to delete the provision limiting the territorial jurisdiction of Notaries Public to the county for which appointed and to authorize the Legislature to prescribe their jurisdiction.
HB 596 56-0 (1959) Author: Duff, Virginia Elizabeth Relating to amending certain statutes by extending the jurisdiction of Notaries Public.
HB 750 56-0 (1959) Author: Coley, Harold H. "Hal" Relating to defining certain offenses relating to forged or fictitious signatures to sworn instruments and false certificates to sworn statements, and prescribing the penalty therefor.
HB 892 56-0 (1959) Author: Spears, Jr., Franklin Scott Relating to amending certain statutes revising the schedule of fees to be received by notaries public.
HJR 46 56-0 (1959) Author: Duff, Virginia Elizabeth Proposing an amendment deleting a provision in the Constitution of Texas limiting the territorial jurisdiction of Notaries Public to the county for which appointed and to authorize the Legislature to prescribe their jurisdiction.
HB 908 55-0 (1957) Author: Hollowell, Bill Relating to amending certain Statutes by providing for the appointment of and qualifications for notaries public in the State of Texas.
HB 300 54-0 (1955) Author: Baker, Robert W. | et. al. Relating to amending certain Statutes by increasing the amount of the bond required of a Notary Public from One Thousand Dollars ($1,000) to Five Thousand Dollars ($5,000); repealing all laws in conflict herewith.
HB 677 54-0 (1955) Author: McNeil, William T. Relating to amending certain Statutes to reduce the minimum age of notaries public.
HB 744 53-0 (1953) Author: Sanders, Jr., Harold Barefoot Relating to amending Article 3945, Revised Civil Statutes of Texas, 1925, to provide for higher fees in connection with protesting bills of exchange and protesting other instruments.
SJR 3 52-0 (1951) Author: Bell, John Junior Proposing an amendment authorizing Notaries Public to act in counties adjoining counties for which appointed.
SJR 6 52-0 (1951) Author: Kelley, Rogers Proposing an amendment authorizing the appointment of Notaries Public for the State at large.
HB 142 51-0 (1949) Author: Wilson, Paul S. Relating to permit Notaries Public to have their names engraved in seals of office.
HB 480 51-0 (1949) Author: Jameson, William S. Relating to revising a previous Statute providing for the appointment of Notaries Public by the Secretary of State; repealing all laws inconsistent herewith; containing a savings clause.
HB 505 51-0 (1949) Author: Crosthwait, John L. Relating to providing for acknowledgments of written instruments; repealing all laws in conflict herewith.
HB 635 51-0 (1949) Author: Nokes, Jr., George O. Relating to acknowledgments of written instruments and to make uniform the law with relation thereto.
HB 690 51-0 (1949) Author: Watson, George W. Relating to amending a previous Act, providing the qualifications of a Notary Public; providing exceptions.
HB 825 51-0 (1949) Author: McIlhany, Grainger Walter Relating to amending a previous Act, providing that each justice of the peace of the State of Texas as an ex officio notary public shall be granted the privilege of using the seal of a notary public.
HB 194 50-0 (1947) Author: Spacek, Rudolph B. Relating to amending previous Acts, relative to Notaries Public.
SB 124 50-0 (1947) Author: Hazlewood, Grady | et. al. Relating to amending a previous Act, providing for the appointment of Notaries residing within the limits of a county containing an incorporated city, town or village, partially located in another county, but providing that such person is authorized to act only in the county for which such appointment was made.
HB 288 49-0 (1945) Author: Senterfitt, Reuben E. | et. al. Relating to amending certain Statutes so as to provide for the taking of acknowledgment or proof of an instrument of writing for record before any commissioned officer in the Armed Forces of the United States of America.
HB 291 49-0 (1945) Author: Spacek, Rudolph B. Relating to amending certain Statutes by defining the powers and authority of Notaries Public.
HB 520 49-0 (1945) Author: Floyd, Charles Richard | et. al. Relating to providing that all Notary Fees collected by any Notary Pubic who is also one of the public officials named in Chapter 465, Acts of the 44th Legislature, Second Called Session, as amended, shall be deemed and accounted for as fees of office and shall be deposited in the Officers' Salary Fund of his respective County, where said public official receives an annual salary as compensation for his official services.
HB 544 49-0 (1945) Author: Jones, Fred J. | et. al. Relating to amending certain Statutes by providing for the appointment of Notaries Public for each county of the State of Texas by the Secretary of State; providing the time of such appointments and when the terms of all appointments made shall end.
HB 860 49-0 (1945) Author: Winfree, Sr., Joseph Edwin Relating to amending certain Statutes by providing the qualifications of a Notary Public.
HB 4 48-0 (1943) Author: Parker, R. Clay | et. al. Relating to amending certain Statutes so as to allow members of the Armed Forces outside of the United States to acknowledge legal documents and instruments before a commissioned officer in the Armed Forces of the United States of America.
HB 155 48-0 (1943) Author: Harris, Sr., Ludd W. "Pete" Relating to amending certain Statutes providing for the appointment of Notaries Public and prescribing the qualifications thereof.
HB 490 48-0 (1943) Author: Avant, Robert Relating to amending the Penal Code so as to provide for an exception to the nepotism law.
HB 528 48-0 (1943) Author: Hutchins, Sr., Edgar Relating to amending certain Statutes so as to provide as an additional prerequisite for the recording of certain written instruments, that there be an endorsement thereon showing that such instrument was prepared by a duly licensed and practicing attorney.
HB 689 48-0 (1943) Author: Phillips, Jimmy | et. al. Relating to amending certain Statutes by providing for the appointment of Notaries Public for each county of the State of Texas by the Secretary of State.
SB 152 48-0 (1943) Author: Mauritz, Fred Relating to amending certain Statutes so as to provide anyone under twenty-one (21) years of age who has had his disabilities removed, shall be eligible for appointment as a notary public provided such person shall furnish the Secretary of State a certified copy of the judgment removing such disabilities.
SB 335 48-0 (1943) Author: Aikin, Jr., A.M. Relating to amending certain Statutes by providing for the appointment of Notaries Public for each county of the State of Texas by the Secretary of State.
HB 389 47-0 (1941) Author: Roark, Woodrow W. Relating to amending a certain Article relating to the authority of Notaries Public and requiring them to print or stamp their names under their signatures when signed in their official capacity.
HB 425 47-0 (1941) Author: Bell, John Junior Relating to amending a certain Article of the Revised Civil Statutes by providing for appointment of notaries public by the Secretary of State of the State of Texas; prescribing their qualifications and terms of office.
HB 460 46-0 (1939) Author: Vint, Edward Lee | et. al. Relating to providing that all Notaries Public shall print their names under their official signatures.
HB 1091 46-0 (1939) Author: Wood, Robert H. Relating to amending a certain Article of the Penal Code to provide that the nepotism law shall not apply in cases where the person employed or working has been so engaged and actually serving at least two years prior to the election of any officer related to the person thus affected.
SB 223 46-0 (1939) Author: Hill, Jr., Joe Lafayette Relating to amending a certain Article of the Penal Code to provide that the nepotism law shall not apply in cases where the person employed or working has been so engaged and actually serving at least two years prior to the election of any officer related to the person thus affected.
SB 262 46-0 (1939) Author: Moore, Weaver Relating to amending a certain Statute to provide for appointment of notaries public by the Secretary of State of Texas; providing an effective date for this Act.
SJR 6 46-0 (1939) Author: Moore, Weaver Proposing a constitutional amendment to provide that Notaries Public be appointed by the Secretary of State of the State of Texas.
HB 10 40-0 (1927) Author: Petsch, Alfred P.C. | et. al. Relating to providing for the appointment, qualifications, and other things essential and incidental to the subject of Notaries Public; prescribing penalties.
SB 29 40-0 (1927) Author: Smith, Jesse R. Relating to the appointment of notaries public.
HB 597 39-0 (1925) Author: Dale, Francis A. Relating to authorizing an umarried woman who is a Notary Public and who shall marry during her term of office to continue to act with the County Clerk, setting forth the fact of her marriage and her changed name. House: Judiciary
HB 292 37-0 (1921) Author: Black, William A. Relating to amend a certain Act providing a form for acknowledgment by a notary public.
SB 192 37-0 (1921) Author: Woods, James Hollins Relating to amending statutes on notarial seals.
HB 206 36-0 (1919) Author: Thomason, William Edgar | et. al. Relating to amending certain statute relating to notaries public so as to require, in addition to having engraved on the seal of such officer the words "Notary Public" and the name of the county for which such officer is appointed and the word "Texas," such officer to have engraved on his seal his name and initials.
HB 435 36-0 (1919) Author: Parnell, John D. | et. al. Relating to providing that there shall be appointed by the Governor, by and with the consent and advice of the Senate, a convenient number of notaries pubic for each organized county and not to exceed six notaries public for each organized county in this State, who shall hold their office for the term of tow years from the first day of June after appointment at a regular session of the Legislature; provided that the Governor, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate, may appoint additional notaries public at any regular or special session of the Legislature who shall hold their office until the first day of June succeeding the regular session of the Legislature after their appointment.
SB 188 36-0 (1919) Author: Hertzberg, Harry Relating to amending certain statute prescribing the qualifications of notaries public. Senate: Civil Jurisprudence
HB 198 35-0 (1917) Author: Schlesinger, William Relating to authorizing married women who are notary publics to execute bonds binding their separate real estate.
HB 335 35-0 (1917) Author: McFarland, M. M. Relating to authorizing married women who may be appointed Notaries Public to execute the bond required to bind their separate estate.
HB 381 35-0 (1917) Author: Miller, Barry Relating to prescribing the kind of seal to be used by notaries public.
HB 431 35-0 (1917) Author: Fisher, Harry Vining | et. al. Relating to the seal of office of notaries public.
SB 51 35-0 (1917) Author: Hudspeth, Claude Benton Relating to authorizing a married woman to bind her separate estate as principal on bond required of a notary public with or without the joinder of her husband.
HB 168 34-0 (1915) Author: Florer, James A. Relating to amending a certain Statute providing for a notarial seal and what it shall contain and administering oaths, taking acknowledgments and giving certificates thereof by notaries public.
SB 18 34-0 (1915) Author: Wiley, James Robert Relating to amending a certain Statute fixing fees of notaries public for protesting bills or notes, issuing notice, giving certificates, taking acknowledgements, making copies, taking depositions and admnistering oaths.
SJR 1 34-0 (1915) Author: Townsend, Jr., William J. "Jim" Proposing an amendment authorizing the Commissioners Court of each County to appoint a convenient number of notaries public.
HB 262 33-0 (1913) Author: Nabours, W. R. Relating to providing for and regulating the appointment of notaries public.
HB 341 33-0 (1913) Author: Buchanan, James Paul Relating to providing that women, either married or single, shall be eligible to serve as notaries public.
HB 345 33-0 (1913) Author: Buchanan, James Paul Relating to providing that acknowledgments heretofore taken by women notaries public, are hereby validated in so far as any objections may arise thereto by reason of their having been taken by women notaries public.
SB 118 33-0 (1913) Author: Conner, Robert P. Relating to amending Article 3878 Title 58 Revised Statutes 1911.
SB 181 33-0 (1913) Author: Wiley, James Robert Relating to fixing the fees of notaries public for protesting bills or notes, issuing notice, giving certificates, taking acknowledgements, making copies, taking depositions and administering oaths.
SB 238 33-0 (1913) Author: Watson, Quintus Ultimus | et. al. Relating to validating all instruments proved or acknowledged before any woman who was commissioned as a notary public, and making all such instruments admissible as testimony.
HB 67 33-1 (1913) Author: Rogers, A. D. | et. al. Relating to amending Article 6002, Title 67, Chapter 1, of the Revised Civil Statutes, relating to the appointment of notaries public.
SB 26 33-1 (1913) Author: Brelsford, Homer Platt | et. al. Relating to providing for the appointment of Notaries Public.
SB 240 28-0 (1903) Relating to amending Article 3503 of Chapter Three of the Revised Civil Statutes of the State of Texas, 1895, providing for the appointment of public notaries in unorganized counties.
HB 471 21-0 (1889) Relating to validating certain notarial acts in the state of Texas.
SB 68 20-0 (1887) Relating to validating the official acts of Wm. Veal, Notary Public of Stephens County, Texas, and to permitting him to file the bond and oath required by law of notaries public.
HB 48 19-0 (1885) Relating to amending section 1, of an act entitled "An act to regulate the appointment and define the duties of notaries public, to require them to procure and use legal seals, and punish them for failing to do so; approved April 1, 1881."
SB 10 19-0 (1885) Relating to amending article 4, title 2 of the Revised Statutes.

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