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Select bill Bill Session Author & Sponsor Caption Committees Last action
HB 78 85-0 (2017) Author: Guillen, Ryan | et. al. Relating to credits to certain accounts of the Parks and Wildlife Department resulting from the allocation of the proceeds from taxes imposed on the sale, storage, or use of sporting goods. House: Appropriations Left pending in committee
HB 203 85-0 (2017) Author: González, Mary | et. al. Relating to a waiver of certain state park fees for United States veterans. House: Culture, Recreation & Tourism Left pending in committee
HB 448 85-0 (2017) Author: Guillen, Ryan
Sponsor: Perry, Charles
Relating to the transfer of certain revenue into the state parks account. House: Culture, Recreation & Tourism
Senate: Finance
Effective on 9/1/17
HB 957 85-0 (2017) Author: Anderson, Charles "Doc" Relating to restricting the sale of state-owned longhorn cattle in Big Bend Ranch State Park. House: Agriculture & Livestock Referred to Agriculture & Livestock
HB 1565 85-0 (2017) Author: Metcalf, Will | et. al. Relating to a waiver of certain state park fees for military service members and veterans. House: Culture, Recreation & Tourism Left pending in committee
HB 1815 85-0 (2017) Author: Reynolds, Ron | et. al.
Sponsor: Miles, Borris
Relating to the power of counties to enact park use rules. House: County Affairs
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Committee report printed and distributed
HB 3182 85-0 (2017) Author: Springer, Drew | et. al. Relating to requiring the Parks and Wildlife Department to issue permits for the management of the wild mule deer population; requiring an occupational permit. House: Culture, Recreation & Tourism Left pending in committee
HB 3461 85-0 (2017) Author: Paul, Dennis | et. al. Relating to the sale of park land owned by certain municipalities. House: Urban Affairs Returned to Local & Consent Calendars Comm.
HB 4059 85-0 (2017) Author: Larson, Lyle | et. al. Relating to the transfer of certain property from The University of Texas System to the Parks and Wildlife Department. House: Land & Resource Management Referred to Land & Resource Management
HB 4132 85-0 (2017) Author: Wilson, Terry M. Relating to the power of certain counties to enact park use rules; affecting the prosecution of a criminal offense. House: Culture, Recreation & Tourism Returned to Local & Consent Calendars Comm.
HB 4304 85-0 (2017) Author: Workman, Paul Relating to restrictions on habitat conservation plans in Travis County. House: Culture, Recreation & Tourism Referred to Culture, Recreation & Tourism
SB 428 85-0 (2017) Author: Rodríguez, José Relating to the waiver of state park, museum, and other state-operated facility entrance fees for persons with certain disabilities. Senate: Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs Referred to Agriculture, Water, & Rural Affairs
SB 786 85-0 (2017) Author: Nichols, Robert Relating to prohibiting the use of eminent domain to take private property for recreational purposes. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 822 85-0 (2017) Author: Estes, Craig | et. al. Relating to the transfer of certain property from The University of Texas System to the Parks and Wildlife Department. House: Land & Resource Management
Senate: Natural Resources & Economic Development
Left pending in committee
SB 965 85-0 (2017) Author: Zaffirini, Judith
Sponsor: Cyrier, John
Relating to the authority of certain counties to designate a county water recreation safety zone along certain rivers; authorizing a fee. House: Culture, Recreation & Tourism
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Committee report sent to Calendars
SB 2230 85-0 (2017) Author: Kolkhorst, Lois Relating to the transfer of the Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historic Site from the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department to the Texas Historical Commission. Senate: Administration Referred to Administration
HB 988 84-0 (2015) Author: González, Mary | et. al.
Sponsor: Rodríguez, José
Relating to a study of the feasibility of establishing a visitors center at Hueco Tanks State Park in El Paso County. House: Culture, Recreation & Tourism
Senate: Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs
Removed from local & uncontested calendar
HB 1229 84-0 (2015) Author: Anderson, Rodney | et. al. Relating to a waiver of certain state park fees for United States veterans. House: Culture, Recreation & Tourism Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 2635 84-0 (2015) Author: Kuempel, John | et. al. Relating to the creation and operation of a park and recreation district in counties that share a border on the San Marcos River and to the authority of the district to collect fees and issue bonds; creating a criminal offense and providing penalties. House: Special Purpose Districts Left pending in committee
HB 3673 84-0 (2015) Author: Anchia, Rafael Relating to land use requirements for certain toll projects. House: Transportation Left pending in subcommittee
HB 3842 84-0 (2015) Author: Smithee, John
Sponsor: Seliger, Kel
Relating to an agreement to finance and build a conference center and other appropriate facilities in or near a state park. House: Culture, Recreation & Tourism
Senate: Natural Resources & Economic Development
Effective on 9/1/15
SB 71 84-0 (2015) Author: Ellis, Rodney Relating to the eligibility of land for appraisal for ad valorem tax purposes as recreational, park, or scenic land. Senate: Finance Referred to Finance
SB 234 84-0 (2015) Author: Zaffirini, Judith
Sponsor: Kuempel, John
Relating to the creation and operation of a park and recreation district in counties that share a border on the San Marcos River and to the authority of the district to collect fees and issue bonds; creating a criminal offense and providing penalties. House: Special Purpose Districts
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 61 83-0 (2013) Author: Guillen, Ryan Relating to the punishment for the offense of arson. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
HB 754 83-0 (2013) Author: Ashby, Trent Relating to prohibiting the use of eminent domain to take private property for recreational purposes. House: Land & Resource Management Referred to Land & Resource Management
HB 791 83-0 (2013) Author: Kleinschmidt, Tim Relating to the creation and operation of a park and recreation district in a county with frontage on the San Marcos River and to the authority of the district to collect fees; providing penalties. House: Special Purpose Districts Left pending in committee
HB 929 83-0 (2013) Author: Aycock, Jimmie Don Relating to the Parrie Haynes Trust. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Laid on the table subject to call
HB 1937 83-0 (2013) Author: Farney, Marsha Relating to exempting residents who are at least 65 years of age from paying certain parks and wildlife fees. House: Culture, Recreation & Tourism Left pending in committee
HB 2018 83-0 (2013) Author: Villarreal, Mike | et. al. Relating to the sale and use of certain land used for a world exposition. House: Urban Affairs Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 2604 83-0 (2013) Author: Naishtat, Elliott | et. al. Relating to the renewal and extension and modification of a 99-year lease of certain state property to the City of Austin. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 3037 83-0 (2013) Author: Anderson, Charles "Doc" Relating to restricting the sale of state-owned longhorn cattle in Big Bend Ranch State Park. House: Agriculture & Livestock Committee report sent to Calendars
SB 96 83-0 (2013) Author: Nichols, Robert Relating to prohibiting the use of eminent domain to take private property for recreational purposes. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 157 83-0 (2013) Author: Hegar, Glenn
Sponsor: Aycock, Jimmie Don
Relating to the Parrie Haynes Trust. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: Agriculture, Rural Affairs & Homeland Security
Effective immediately
SB 280 83-0 (2013) Author: Zaffirini, Judith
Sponsor: Kleinschmidt, Tim
Relating to the creation and operation of a park and recreation district in a county with frontage on the San Marcos River and to the authority of the district to collect fees; providing penalties. House: Special Purpose Districts
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Comm. report sent to Local & Consent Calendar
SB 930 83-0 (2013) Author: Van de Putte, Leticia
Sponsor: Villarreal, Mike
Relating to the sale and use of certain land used for a world exposition. House: Culture, Recreation & Tourism
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Committee report sent to Calendars
SB 1023 83-0 (2013) Author: Watson, Kirk
Sponsor: Naishtat, Elliott
Relating to the renewal and extension and modification of a 99-year lease of certain state property to the City of Austin. House: State Affairs
Senate: Administration
Effective on . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
SB 1511 83-0 (2013) Author: Ellis, Rodney Relating to appraisal of land that is available to the public. Senate: Finance Referred to s/c on Fiscal Matters by Chair
HB 18 83-1 (2013) Author: Anderson, Charles "Doc" Relating to restricting the sale of state-owned longhorn cattle in Big Bend Ranch State Park. Filed
HB 128 82-0 (2011) Author: Alvarado, Carol Relating to a pilot program to implement renewable energy and other conservation technology in a state park or state natural area. House: Culture, Recreation & Tourism Referred to Culture, Recreation & Tourism
HB 283 82-0 (2011) Author: Lucio III, Eddie Relating to the wheelchair accessibility of new or renovated park playgrounds to children with disabilities. House: Culture, Recreation & Tourism Withdrawn from schedule
HB 1235 82-0 (2011) Author: Schwertner, Charles
Sponsor: Ogden, Steve
Relating to the transfer of certain state property from the Texas Department of Transportation to the Parks and Wildlife Department. House: Culture, Recreation & Tourism
Senate: Transportation & Homeland Security
Effective immediately
HB 1301 82-0 (2011) Author: Guillen, Ryan | et. al.
Sponsor: Eltife, Kevin
Relating to making a voluntary contribution to the Parks and Wildlife Department when registering a motor vehicle or renewing a motor vehicle registration. House: Culture, Recreation & Tourism
Senate: Transportation & Homeland Security
Effective immediately
HB 1399 82-0 (2011) Author: Farias, Joe Relating to making a voluntary contribution to the Parks and Wildlife Department when registering a motor vehicle or renewing a motor vehicle registration. House: Culture, Recreation & Tourism Referred to Culture, Recreation & Tourism
HB 1453 82-0 (2011) Author: Farias, Joe Relating to funding for state sites through private contributions and partnerships and to commercial advertising on certain state sites. House: Culture, Recreation & Tourism Referred to Culture, Recreation & Tourism
HB 1902 82-0 (2011) Author: Keffer, Jim Relating to the authority of certain counties to regulate outdoor lighting near astronomical observation facilities. House: County Affairs Referred to County Affairs
HB 3153 82-0 (2011) Author: Torres, Raul Relating to the free admission to state parks for the parents of deceased members of the armed services House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 3352 82-0 (2011) Author: Smith, Wayne
Sponsor: Gallegos, Jr., Mario
Relating to the sale of park land owned by certain municipalities. House: Urban Affairs
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Effective immediately
HB 3418 82-0 (2011) Author: Darby, Drew Relating to certain state fiscal matters related to natural resources or the environment. House: Appropriations Postponed
HB 3696 82-0 (2011) Author: Gallego, Pete
Sponsor: Uresti, Carlos
Relating to concurrent state and federal jurisdiction over units of the national park system in this state. House: Culture, Recreation & Tourism
Senate: Agriculture & Rural Affairs
Placed on intent calendar
HB 3722 82-0 (2011) Author: Guillen, Ryan
Sponsor: Zaffirini, Judith
Relating to the boater education program of the Parks and Wildlife Department. House: Culture, Recreation & Tourism
Senate: Transportation & Homeland Security
Effective immediately
HJR 92 82-0 (2011) Author: Marquez, Marisa | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment relating to the provision of parks and recreational facilities by conservation and reclamation districts in El Paso County. House: Natural Resources Laid on the table subject to call
SB 753 82-0 (2011) Author: Birdwell, Brian Relating to the authority of certain counties to regulate outdoor lighting near astronomical observation facilities. Senate: Intergovernmental Relations Referred to Intergovernmental Relations
SB 1584 82-0 (2011) Author: Ogden, Steve Relating to state fiscal matters related to natural resources and the environment. House: Appropriations
Senate: Finance
Reported favorably as substituted
SB 1905 82-0 (2011) Author: Uresti, Carlos Relating to the provision of emergency services in certain rural counties using admission fees charged at state parks. House: Culture, Recreation & Tourism
Senate: Agriculture & Rural Affairs
Left pending in committee
SB 1924 82-0 (2011) Author: Uresti, Carlos Relating to concurrent state and federal jurisdiction over certain units of the national park system in this state. Senate: Agriculture & Rural Affairs Referred to Agriculture & Rural Affairs
SJR 28 82-0 (2011) Author: Rodriguez, Jose
Sponsor: Marquez, Marisa
Proposing a constitutional amendment relating to the provision of parks and recreational facilities by conservation and reclamation districts in El Paso County. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Filed with the Secretary of State
HB 7 81-0 (2009) Author: Hilderbran, Harvey | et. al. Relating to the allocation and use of the sporting goods sales tax revenue to fund state and local parks, the transfer of a historic site from the Parks and Wildlife Department to the Texas Historical Commission, and the general rulemaking authority of the Parks and Wildlife Commission. House: Culture, Recreation & Tourism Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 971 81-0 (2009) Author: Lucio III, Eddie | et. al. Relating to the wheelchair accessibility of new or renovated park playgrounds to children with disabilities. House: Culture, Recreation & Tourism Referred to Culture, Recreation & Tourism
HB 1610 81-0 (2009) Author: Vaught, Allen Relating to the waiver of state park entrance fees for active or retired peace officers. House: Culture, Recreation & Tourism Left pending in committee
HB 2608 81-0 (2009) Author: Miller, Doug Relating to the powers of a recreational district board in a county with frontage on the Guadalupe and Comal Rivers. House: Natural Resources Laid on the table subject to call
HB 3272 81-0 (2009) Author: Howard, Donna Relating to the eligibility of land for ad valorem tax appraisal as recreational, park, or scenic land on the basis of a restriction contained in a probated will. House: Ways & Means Left pending in committee
HB 3391 81-0 (2009) Author: Harper-Brown, Linda | et. al.
Sponsor: Hegar, Glenn
Relating to the continuation and functions of the Parks and Wildlife Department; changing the elements of an offense. House: Culture, Recreation & Tourism
Senate: Government Organization
Effective on 9/1/09
HB 3989 81-0 (2009) Author: Merritt, Tommy | et. al. Relating to the waiver of state park entrance fees for certain persons. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs
Senate: Natural Resources
Referred to Natural Resources
HB 4209 81-0 (2009) Author: Smith, Wayne Relating to the regulation of certain barge terminal facilities by certain municipalities. House: Urban Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 4635 81-0 (2009) Author: Lucio III, Eddie Relating to an optional additional fine for the violation of a municipal rule, ordinance, or police regulation to be used to support municipal parks. House: Urban Affairs Committee report sent to Calendars
HJR 83 81-0 (2009) Author: Rose, Patrick Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to permit conservation and reclamation districts in Hays and Chambers Counties to issue bonds supported by ad valorem taxes to fund the development and maintenance of parks and recreational facilities. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Finance
Referred to Finance
HJR 124 81-0 (2009) Author: Hilderbran, Harvey Proposing a constitutional amendment relating to the allocation and use of the sporting goods sales tax revenue to fund state and local parks. House: Culture, Recreation & Tourism Referred to Culture, Recreation & Tourism
SB 621 81-0 (2009) Author: Williams, Tommy Relating to the creation, purpose, implementation, and funding of the County Park Beautification and Improvement Program. Senate: Administration Committee report printed and distributed
SB 1010 81-0 (2009) Author: Hegar, Glenn Relating to the continuation and functions of the Parks and Wildlife Department; changing the elements of an offense. Senate: Government Organization Left pending in committee
SB 1638 81-0 (2009) Author: Wentworth, Jeff
Sponsor: Miller, Doug
Relating to the powers of a recreation district board in a county with frontage on the Guadalupe and Comal Rivers. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Effective on 9/1/09
SB 2484 81-0 (2009) Author: Ogden, Steve Relating to the transfer of certain state property from the Texas Department of Transportation to the Parks and Wildlife Department. House: Land & Resource Management
Senate: Finance
Referred to Land & Resource Management
SJR 6 81-0 (2009) Author: Ellis, Rodney | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment relating to the dedication of the revenue received from the sporting goods sales tax. Senate: Finance Referred to Finance
HB 6 80-0 (2007) Author: Hilderbran, Harvey | et. al. Relating to the allocation and use of the sporting goods sales tax revenue to fund state and local parks. House: Culture, Recreation, & Tourism Considered in Calendars
HB 7 80-0 (2007) Author: Hilderbran, Harvey | et. al. Relating to the transfer of historic sites from the Parks and Wildlife Department to the Texas Historical Commission, to the allocation and use of revenue by the department and commission, and to the eligibility of certain land for entry into the state parks system. House: Culture, Recreation, & Tourism Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 12 80-0 (2007) Author: Hilderbran, Harvey | et. al.
Sponsor: Estes, Craig
Relating to parks, wildlife, hunting, and historic sites; the funding, powers, and duties of the Parks and Wildlife Department, the Parks and Wildlife Commission, and the Texas Historical Commission; and standards for certain state law enforcement officers; providing a criminal penalty. House: Culture, Recreation, & Tourism
Senate: Finance
See remarks for effective date
HB 165 80-0 (2007) Author: Raymond, Richard Relating to certain requirements imposed on a sex offender who enters the premises of a public park. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
HB 680 80-0 (2007) Author: Swinford, David
Sponsor: Seliger, Kel
Relating to the sale of certain small municipal parks. House: Urban Affairs
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Effective immediately
HB 1016 80-0 (2007) Author: Hopson, Chuck Relating to allowing recreational metal detecting in designated areas of state parks. House: Culture, Recreation, & Tourism Left pending in committee
HB 1166 80-0 (2007) Author: Gallego, Pete
Sponsor: Uresti, Carlos
Relating to the authority of certain counties to develop a parks and recreation system under the law governing sports and community venue projects. House: Border & International Affairs
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective immediately
HB 1458 80-0 (2007) Author: Macias, Nathan Relating to the allocation of revenue from the state hotel tax for certain purposes in certain municipalities. House: Local Government Ways & Means
Senate: Finance
Referred to Finance
HB 1499 80-0 (2007) Author: Martinez Fischer, Trey Relating to the speed limits on a highway adjacent to a park or recreational area. House: Transportation No action taken in committee
HB 1560 80-0 (2007) Author: Callegari, Bill
Sponsor: Jackson, Mike
Relating to liability of a governmental unit for certain recreational activities. House: Civil Practices
Senate: State Affairs
Effective immediately
HB 1653 80-0 (2007) Author: Smith, Wayne Relating to the historical advisory board of the San Jacinto Battleground. House: Culture, Recreation, & Tourism Placed on General State Calendar
HB 1700 80-0 (2007) Author: Hilderbran, Harvey
Sponsor: Fraser, Troy
Relating to a project for the development and implementation of a nature science curriculum for public school students. House: Public Education
Senate: Education
Effective immediately
HB 2351 80-0 (2007) Author: Thompson, Senfronia Relating to the sale of alcoholic beverages near churches, schools, hospitals, parks, multiservice centers, or assisted living facilities. House: Licensing & Administrative Procedures Referred to Licensing & Admin. Procedures
HB 2961 80-0 (2007) Author: Smithee, John Relating to the disposition of income at Palo Duro Canyon State Park. House: Appropriations Referred directly to subcommittee by chair
HB 3079 80-0 (2007) Author: Hilderbran, Harvey Relating to the development of unrelated infrastructure on certain venue projects. House: Urban Affairs Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 3113 80-0 (2007) Author: Cook, Byron Relating to the transfer of the Texas State Railroad to, and the creation of, the Texas State Railroad Authority. House: Culture, Recreation, & Tourism Laid on the table subject to call
HB 3482 80-0 (2007) Author: Kolkhorst, Lois Relating to a museum and visitor's center at San Felipe State Historic Site in the Stephen F. Austin State Park. House: Culture, Recreation, & Tourism Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 3532 80-0 (2007) Author: Isett, Carl Relating to the funding structure for state and local parks. House: Culture, Recreation, & Tourism Referred to Culture, Recreation, and Tourism
HB 3843 80-0 (2007) Author: Hilderbran, Harvey Relating to the issuance of certain bonds for the benefit of the Parks and Wildlife Department. House: Culture, Recreation, & Tourism Referred to Culture, Recreation, and Tourism
HCR 286 80-0 (2007) Author: Hilderbran, Harvey
Sponsor: Estes, Craig
Instructing the enrolling clerk of the house to make corrections in H.B. No. 12. Signed by the Governor
HJR 71 80-0 (2007) Author: Hilderbran, Harvey | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment relating to the allocation and use of the sporting goods sales tax revenue to fund state and local parks. House: Culture, Recreation, & Tourism Committee report sent to Calendars
HJR 104 80-0 (2007) Author: Hilderbran, Harvey Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the issuance of state general obligation bonds to provide funding for the creation, improvement, and preservation of state parks and other recreational, cultural, and historical sites and facilities. House: Culture, Recreation, & Tourism Referred to Culture, Recreation, and Tourism
HR 2912 80-0 (2007) Author: Hilderbran, Harvey Suspending limitations on conference committee jurisdiction, H.B. No. 12. Reported enrolled
SB 252 80-0 (2007) Author: Estes, Craig | et. al. Relating to the allocation and use of the sporting goods sales tax revenue to fund state and local parks. Senate: Finance Co-author authorized
SB 259 80-0 (2007) Author: Brimer, Kim Relating to the creation, purpose, implementation, and funding of the County Park Beautification and Improvement Program. Senate: Administration Committee report printed and distributed
SB 525 80-0 (2007) Author: Seliger, Kel Relating to the sale of certain small municipal parks. Senate: Intergovernmental Relations Not again placed on intent calendar
SB 774 80-0 (2007) Author: Jackson, Mike Relating to liability of a governmental unit for certain recreational activities. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 1172 80-0 (2007) Author: Seliger, Kel Relating to the disposition of income at Palo Duro Canyon State Park. House: Appropriations
Senate: Natural Resources
Referred to Appropriations
SB 1659 80-0 (2007) Author: Nichols, Robert
Sponsor: Cook, Byron
Relating to the transfer of the Texas State Railroad to, and the creation of, the Texas State Railroad Authority. House: Culture, Recreation, & Tourism
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective immediately
SR 1195 80-0 (2007) Author: Estes, Craig Suspending limitations on conference committee jurisdiction, H.B. No. 12. Reported enrolled
HB 422 79-0 (2005) Author: Casteel, Carter
Sponsor: Wentworth, Jeff
Relating to park and recreation districts. House: Culture, Recreation, & Tourism
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective on 9/1/05
HB 616 79-0 (2005) Author: Callegari, Bill
Sponsor: Lindsay, Jon
Relating to a landowner's liability for injuries incurred during certain recreational activities. House: Civil Practices
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/05
HB 632 79-0 (2005) Author: Smith, Wayne
Sponsor: Gallegos, Jr., Mario
Relating to the historical advisory board of the San Jacinto Battleground. House: Culture, Recreation, & Tourism
Senate: Natural Resources
No action taken in committee
HB 1838 79-0 (2005) Author: Raymond, Richard Relating to certain requirements imposed on a sex offender who enters the premises of a public park. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Left pending in subcommittee
HB 2025 79-0 (2005) Author: Hilderbran, Harvey | et. al.
Sponsor: Fraser, Troy
Relating to the transfer of jurisdiction over the National Museum of the Pacific War and other historical sites from the Parks and Wildlife Department to the Texas Historical Commission. House: Culture, Recreation, & Tourism
Senate: Government Organization
Effective immediately
HB 2028 79-0 (2005) Author: Hilderbran, Harvey Relating to the efficient use and maintenance of the state parks account and the Texas recreation and parks account by the Parks and Wildlife Department. House: Culture, Recreation, & Tourism Referred to Culture, Recreation, and Tourism
HB 3397 79-0 (2005) Author: Gallego, Pete Relating to the authority of certain political subdivisions to develop a parks and recreation system under the law governing sports and community venue projects. House: County Affairs Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 3553 79-0 (2005) Author: Luna, Vilma Relating to the boundaries of and prohibited acts in the Nine-Mile Hole State Scientific Area; providing a penalty. House: Culture, Recreation, & Tourism Left pending in committee
SB 840 79-0 (2005) Author: Wentworth, Jeff Relating to park and recreation districts. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Referred to Natural Resources
SB 1742 79-0 (2005) Author: West, Royce
Sponsor: Davis, Yvonne
Relating to authorizing certain nature centers to charge admission fees. House: County Affairs
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Comm. report sent to Local & Consent Calendar
SB 1854 79-0 (2005) Author: Lucio, Jr., Eddie Relating to the boundaries of and prohibited acts in the Nine-Mile Hole State Scientific Area; providing a penalty. Senate: Natural Resources Left pending in committee
SB 12 79-1 (2005) Author: Harris, Chris Relating to the creation, purpose, implementation, and funding of the County Park Beautification and Improvement Program. Senate: Administration Committee report printed and distributed
SB 11 79-2 (2005) Author: Harris, Chris Relating to the creation, purpose, implementation, and funding of the County Park Beautification and Improvement Program. Senate: Administration Committee report printed and distributed
HB 146 79-3 (2006) Author: Hopson, Chuck Relating to making an appropriation to the Parks and Wildlife Department for the operation and maintenance of the Texas State Railroad. House: Appropriations Left pending in committee
SB 9 79-3 (2006) Author: Brimer, Kim Relating to the creation, purpose, implementation, and funding of the County Park Beautification and Improvement Program. Senate: Administration Committee report printed and distributed
HB 139 78-0 (2003) Author: West, George Relating to transfer of the Odessa Meteor Crater to the Parks and Wildlife Department. House: State Cultural and Recreational Resources Reported favorably w/o amendment(s)
HB 1303 78-0 (2003) Author: Geren, Charlie | et. al. Relating to the sale of land by the Parks and Wildlife Department. House: State Cultural and Recreational Resources Referred to State Cultural & Recreational Res
HB 1382 78-0 (2003) Author: Solis, Jim Relating to the powers of a commissioned law enforcement officer of the National Park Service. House: Law Enforcement Comm. report sent to Local & Consent Calendar
HB 1764 78-0 (2003) Author: Smith, Wayne
Sponsor: Gallegos, Jr., Mario
Relating to the San Jacinto Battleground. House: State Cultural and Recreational Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Referred to Natural Resources
HB 2477 78-0 (2003) Author: Callegari, Bill Relating to the provision of parks and recreational facilities by certain conservation and reclamation districts. House: State Cultural and Recreational Resources Postponed
HB 2779 78-0 (2003) Author: Hilderbran, Harvey Relating to the issuance of general obligation bonds by the Parks and Wildlife Department for the Texas Park Development Fund. House: State Cultural and Recreational Resources Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 3248 78-0 (2003) Author: Callegari, Bill
Sponsor: Lindsay, Jon
Relating to liability of the state and certain political subdivisions for certain recreational activities. House: Civil Practices
Senate: Administration
Effective on 9/1/03
HB 3434 78-0 (2003) Author: Gallego, Pete Relating to concurrent state and federal legislative jurisdiction over units of the national park system in this state. House: State Cultural and Recreational Resources Referred to State Cultural & Recreational Res
HJR 49 78-0 (2003) Author: Callegari, Bill Proposing a constitutional amendment relating to the provision of parks and recreational facilities by certain conservation and reclamation districts. House: State Cultural and Recreational Resources Postponed
HJR 89 78-0 (2003) Author: Hilderbran, Harvey Proposing a constitutional amendment providing for the issuance of additional general obligation bonds by the Parks and Wildlife Department. House: State Cultural and Recreational Resources Committee report sent to Calendars
SB 565 78-0 (2003) Author: West, Royce Relating to authorizing certain nature centers to charge admission fees. Senate: Intergovernmental Relations Referred to Intergovernmental Relations
SB 624 78-0 (2003) Author: Lindsay, Jon
Sponsor: Callegari, Bill
Relating to the provision of parks and recreational facilities by certain conservation and reclamation districts; authorizing the issuance of bonds on voter approval. House: State Cultural and Recreational Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective on adoption of const. amendment
SB 760 78-0 (2003) Author: Brimer, Kim Relating to the sale of land by the Parks and Wildlife Department. Senate: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
SB 1137 78-0 (2003) Author: Gallegos, Jr., Mario Relating to the San Jacinto Battleground. Senate: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
SB 1205 78-0 (2003) Author: Lindsay, Jon | et. al. Relating to liability of the state and certain political subdivisions for certain recreational activities. House: Civil Practices
Senate: State Affairs
Referred to Civil Practices
SB 1260 78-0 (2003) Author: Armbrister, Kenneth Relating to powers and duties of the state parks and resource protection divisions of the Parks and Wildlife Department. Senate: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
SJR 30 78-0 (2003) Author: Lindsay, Jon
Sponsor: Callegari, Bill
Proposing a constitutional amendment relating to the provision of parks and recreational facilities by certain conservation and reclamation districts. House: State Cultural and Recreational Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Filed with the Secretary of State
HB 37 78-1 (2003) Author: Smith, Wayne Relating to the San Jacinto Battleground. House: State Cultural and Recreational Resources Referred to State Cultural & Recreational Res
HB 164 77-0 (2001) Author: Olivo, Dora | et. al.
Sponsor: Armbrister, Kenneth
Relating to the authority of counties to regulate outdoor lighting near major astronomical observatories. House: County Affairs
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Effective immediately
HB 1289 77-0 (2001) Author: Garcia, Domingo Relating to the authority of certain counties to provide or operate a zoo or an aquarium. House: County Affairs Considered in Local & Consent Calendars
HB 1735 77-0 (2001) Author: Allen, Ray Relating to authorizing certain nature centers in certain counties to charge admission fees. House: County Affairs Considered in Local & Consent Calendars
HB 3059 77-0 (2001) Author: Wilson, Ron Relating to the transfer of control of PT 309 from the Parks and Wildlife Department to the Texas Historical Commission. House: State Recreational Resources Left pending in committee
HB 3299 77-0 (2001) Author: Walker, Gary Relating to the general powers and authority of water districts; providing a penalty. House: Natural Resources Laid on the table subject to call
SB 934 77-0 (2001) Author: Nelson, Jane Relating to allowing recreational metal detecting in designated areas of state parks. House: State Recreational Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Referred to State Recreational Resources
SB 1302 77-0 (2001) Author: Cain, David
Sponsor: Maxey, Glen
Relating to municipal elections for the conveyance of certain park land. House: Land & Resource Management
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Effective on 9/1/01
SB 1402 77-0 (2001) Author: Madla, Frank Relating to permitting certain state parklands passport holders to bring a guest into a park. Senate: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
SB 1444 77-0 (2001) Author: Brown, J. E.
Sponsor: Walker, Gary
Relating to the general powers and authority of water districts; providing a penalty. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective immediately
HB 333 76-0 (1999) Author: Seaman, Gene Relating to county regulation of the possession of glass containers at a public park or beach; providing a criminal penalty. House: County Affairs Referred to County Affairs
HB 539 76-0 (1999) Author: Zbranek, Zeb Relating to construction, repair, and maintenance of roads in or adjacent to certain state parks and wildlife facilities. House: Transportation Considered in Calendars
HB 1380 76-0 (1999) Author: Allen, Ray
Sponsor: West, Royce
Relating to venue projects that may be authorized and financed by a municipality. House: Urban Affairs
Senate: State Affairs
Effective immediately
HB 1525 76-0 (1999) Author: Wilson, Ron Relating to jurisdiction over the Alamo. House: State Recreational Resources Referred to State Recreational Resources
HB 1581 76-0 (1999) Author: Isett, Carl
Sponsor: Duncan, Robert
Relating to park passes for volunteer youth groups. House: State Recreational Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective immediately
HB 1691 76-0 (1999) Author: Kuempel, Edmund Relating to the Texas parks and wildlife capital account. House: State Recreational Resources Referred to State Recreational Resources
HB 1798 76-0 (1999) Author: King, Phil | et. al.
Sponsor: Harris, Chris
Relating to the prosecution of theft of services provided at certain service establishments. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
Effective on 9/1/99
HB 1807 76-0 (1999) Author: Bailey, Kevin Relating to the eligibility of land for appraisal for ad valorem tax purposes as recreational, park, or scenic land. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HB 1906 76-0 (1999) Author: West, George
Sponsor: Brown, J. E.
Relating to special license plates benefiting parks, fisheries, and wildlife. House: Transportation
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/99
HB 2108 76-0 (1999) Author: Cook, Robert | et. al.
Sponsor: West, Royce
Relating to state assistance for local parks and recreational, cultural resource, and open space areas. House: State Recreational Resources
Senate: Finance
Effective on 9/1/99
HB 3191 76-0 (1999) Author: Moreno, Joe
Sponsor: Ellis, Rodney
Relating to the imposition of a criminal penalty and the disposition of fines for a violation of a rule concerning the use of county parks in certain counties. House: County Affairs
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Effective on 9/1/99
HB 3252 76-0 (1999) Author: Gray, Patricia Relating to the use of the hotel tax in certain municipalities. House: Ways & Means Laid on the table subject to call
HB 3460 76-0 (1999) Author: Kuempel, Edmund
Sponsor: Wentworth, Jeff
Relating to taxes on certain services in park and recreation districts. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective on 9/1/99
HCR 266 76-0 (1999) Author: Gallego, Pete Memorializing Congress to take action on designating an international peace park in the Big Bend area. House: State Recreational Resources Subcommittee members named
SB 287 76-0 (1999) Author: Brown, J. E.
Sponsor: Kuempel, Edmund
Relating to the Texas parks and wildlife capital account. House: State Recreational Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective on 9/1/99
SB 1036 76-0 (1999) Author: West, Royce Relating to venue projects that may be authorized by a municipality. Senate: State Affairs Referred to s/c on Infrastructure by Pres.
SB 1666 76-0 (1999) Author: Jackson, Mike
Sponsor: Gray, Patricia
Relating to the use of the hotel tax in certain municipalities; authorizing the issuance of bonds. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Effective immediately
SB 1708 76-0 (1999) Author: Ellis, Rodney Relating to the imposition of a criminal penalty for a violation of a rule concerning the use of county parks. Senate: Intergovernmental Relations Committee report printed and distributed
HB 16 75-0 (1997) Author: Chisum, Warren
Sponsor: Bivins, Teel
Relating to authority of the comptroller to enter certain agreements with credit card issuers benefitting state parks. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective immediately
HB 150 75-0 (1997) Author: Wilson, Ron Relating to jurisdiction over the Alamo. House: State Recreational Resources Left pending in committee
HB 763 75-0 (1997) Author: Averitt, Kip Relating to prohibiting the licensing or operation of a rock quarry near Fort Parker State Park. House: Land & Resource Management Left pending in committee
HB 774 75-0 (1997) Author: Seaman, Gene Relating to county regulation of the possession of glass containers at a public park or beach; providing a criminal penalty. House: County Affairs Reported favorably w/o amendment(s)
HB 1225 75-0 (1997) Author: Solis, Jim Relating to the creation of the Arroyo Colorado Wildlife Sanctuary in Cameron and Willacy counties; providing a penalty. House: State Recreational Resources Referred to State Recreational Resources
HB 2260 75-0 (1997) Author: Junell, Robert Relating to the collection of certain artifacts in state parks. House: State Recreational Resources Referred to State Recreational Resources
HB 2356 75-0 (1997) Author: Davis, Yvonne | et. al. Relating to the administration of state-owned historical parks, structures, and sites by the Texas Historical Commission; making a contingent appropriation; providing penalties. House: State, Federal & International Relations Laid on the table subject to call
HB 2474 75-0 (1997) Author: Gallego, Pete Relating to appropriations for the preservation, enhancement, and promotion of state historical parks, structures, and sites. House: Appropriations
Senate: State Affairs
Referred to State Affairs
HB 2519 75-0 (1997) Author: Gallego, Pete
Sponsor: Madla, Frank
Relating to special license plates benefitting Big Bend National Park. House: Transportation
Senate: Finance
Effective on 9/1/97
HB 2834 75-0 (1997) Author: Gallego, Pete Relating to a recision of the cession by the state to the federal government of certain jurisdiction over the area encompassed by Big Bend National Park. House: Public Safety No action taken in committee
HB 3224 75-0 (1997) Author: Eiland, Craig
Sponsor: Patterson, Jerry
Relating to the dissolution of a beach park board of trustees. House: County Affairs
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Effective immediately
HB 3403 75-0 (1997) Author: Corte, Frank Relating to the use of railroad rights-of-way by a municipality. House: Land & Resource Management Referred to Land and Resource Management
SB 595 75-0 (1997) Author: Ratliff, Bill
Sponsor: Patterson, Pete
Relating to Cooper State Park. House: State Recreational Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Committee report sent to Calendars
SB 985 75-0 (1997) Author: Gallegos, Jr., Mario Relating to the administration of state-owned historical parks, structures, and sites by the Texas Historical Commission; making a contingent appropriation; providing penalties. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 991 75-0 (1997) Author: Ellis, Rodney | et. al.
Sponsor: Naishtat, Elliott
Relating to permitting certain disabled persons to apply for and receive a state parklands passport. House: State Recreational Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective in 90 days -- 9/01/97
SB 1079 75-0 (1997) Author: Lucio, Jr., Eddie Relating to appropriations for the preservation, enhancement, and promotion of state historical parks, structures, and sites. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 62 74-0 (1995) Author: Wilson, Ron Relating to jurisdiction over the Alamo. House: State Recreational Resources Referred to State Recreational Resources
HB 1387 74-0 (1995) Author: Saunders, Robert Relating to ad valorem taxation of agricultural, recreational, park, or scenic land; providing a penalty. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HB 1848 74-0 (1995) Author: Davis, Yvonne Relating to the administration of state-owned historical parks, structures, and sites by the Texas Historical Commission; providing penalties. House: State Recreational Resources Left pending in committee
HB 1926 74-0 (1995) Author: Rangel, Irma Relating to creating the Kleberg County Public Lands and Water Sanctuary; providing a penalty. House: State Recreational Resources Committee report printed and distributed
HB 1927 74-0 (1995) Author: Rangel, Irma Relating to creating the Kenedy County Public Lands and Water Sanctuary; providing a penalty. House: State Recreational Resources Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 2136 74-0 (1995) Author: Combs, Susan Relating to disposition of certain area acquired or improved by a political subdivision with grants of money from the Texas recreation and parks account. House: State Recreational Resources Referred to subcommittee
HB 3060 74-0 (1995) Author: Smithee, John Relating to the construction of a resort hotel in Palo Duro Canyon State Park. House: State Recreational Resources Referred to subcommittee
HB 3074 74-0 (1995) Author: Gallego, Pete Relating to reduced fees for certain holders of a state parklands passport. House: State Recreational Resources Referred to subcommittee
HB 3218 74-0 (1995) Author: Cook, John | et. al. Relating to the creation of a game sanctuary along the Brazos River in Palo Pinto and Parker counties; providing a penalty. House: State Recreational Resources Referred to State Recreational Resources
HCR 107 74-0 (1995) Author: Kubiak, Dan
Sponsor: Turner, Jim
Directing the Parks and Wildlife Department to study and recommend alternatives for preserving Sugarloaf Mountain. House: State Recreational Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Placed on intent calendar
SB 908 74-0 (1995) Author: Madla, Frank Relating to restricting the sale of state-owned longhorn cattle on state natural areas. Senate: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
SB 1666 74-0 (1995) Author: Sibley, David Relating to the creation of a game sanctuary along the Brazos River in Palo Pinto and Parker counties; providing a penalty. Senate: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
HB 60 73-0 (1993) Author: Turner, Bob Relating to the use of revenue from the cigarette tax by the Parks and Wildlife Department. House: Ways & Means Referred to subcommittee
HB 706 73-0 (1993) Author: Oliveira, Rene | et. al.
Sponsor: Montford, John
Relating to the establishment of special accounts within the general revenue fund and the allocation of certain revenue from the Limited Sales, Excise, and Use Tax Act to the Parks and Wildlife Department. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Finance
Effective on 9/1/93
HB 866 73-0 (1993) Author: Raymond, Richard
Sponsor: Madla, Frank
Relating to the conveyance of certain state-owned real property in Wilson County. House: State Affairs
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective in 90 days -- 8/30/93
HB 1223 73-0 (1993) Author: Wilson, Ron Relating to jurisdiction over the Alamo. House: Agriculture & Wildlife Management Referred to Agriculture & Wildlife Management
HB 1244 73-0 (1993) Author: Hirschi, John Relating to the financing of local parks. House: Agriculture & Wildlife Management Referred to subcommittee
HB 1704 73-0 (1993) Author: Johnson, Jerry | et. al.
Sponsor: Zaffirini, Judith
Relating to the generation of revenue for the Parks and Wildlife Department by credit card fees and the lease of grazing rights and sale of certain products grown on park lands. House: Agriculture & Wildlife Management
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective on 9/1/93
HB 1913 73-0 (1993) Author: Stiles, Mark | et. al. Relating to ad valorem taxation of agricultural, recreational, park, or scenic land; providing a penalty. House: Ways & Means Referred to subcommittee
HB 2474 73-0 (1993) Author: Wilson, Ron Relating to the ad valorem taxation of open-space, recreational, park, and scenic land; providing a penalty. House: Ways & Means Referred to subcommittee
HB 2509 73-0 (1993) Author: Kuempel, Edmund
Sponsor: Wentworth, Jeff
Relating to the operation of a park and recreation district in certain counties. House: County Affairs
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Effective in 90 days -- 8/30/93
HB 2671 73-0 (1993) Author: Culberson, John | et. al.
Sponsor: Henderson, Don
Relating to the sale or trade by certain municipalities of a park under two acres that is no longer usable and functional as a park. House: Urban Affairs
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Effective immediately
SB 98 73-0 (1993) Author: Haley, Bill Relating to the creation, purpose, implementation, and organization of the County Park Compost Program. Senate: Administration Reported favorably w/o amendments
SB 117 73-0 (1993) Author: Sims, Bill Relating to the use of revenue from the cigarette tax by the Parks and Wildlife Department. Senate: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
SB 179 73-0 (1993) Author: Parker, Carl | et. al.
Sponsor: Hightower, Allen
Relating to hunting in state parks. House: Agriculture & Wildlife Management
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective immediately
SB 331 73-0 (1993) Author: Madla, Frank Relating to the conveyance of certain state-owned real property in Wilson County. Senate: Natural Resources Recommended for local & uncontested Calendar
SB 677 73-0 (1993) Author: Luna, Gregory Relating to the ad valorem tax appraisal of property owned or used for certain park or recreational purposes. Senate: Finance Referred to special subcommittee
SB 852 73-0 (1993) Author: Haley, Bill Relating to ad valorem taxation of agricultural, recreational, park, or scenic land; providing a penalty. Senate: Finance Referred to special subcommittee
SB 1230 73-0 (1993) Author: Henderson, Don Relating to the conveyance of parks in certain municipalities. Senate: Intergovernmental Relations Left pending in committee
SB 1494 73-0 (1993) Author: Patterson, Jerry Relating to the sale of certain park land by certain municipalities. Senate: Intergovernmental Relations Received from the Senate
SB 1501 73-0 (1993) Author: Patterson, Jerry Relating to the validation of governmental acts and proceedings concerning the issuance of bonds by certain municipal park boards of trustees. Senate: Intergovernmental Relations Withdrawn from intent calendar
HB 361 72-0 (1991) Author: Soileau, Curtis | et. al. Relating to the privileges of a holder of a state parklands passport. House: Environmental Affairs Coauthor Authorized
HB 514 72-0 (1991) Author: Eckels, Robert Relating to a penalty for a violation of a rule adopted by a board of park commissioners. House: County Affairs
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Referred to Intergovernmental Relations
HB 1207 72-0 (1991) Author: Kuempel, Edmund
Sponsor: Brooks, Chet
Relating to the requirement for a conservation permit to use land under the control of the Parks and Wildlife Department; providing a penalty. House: Environmental Affairs
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective on 9/1/91
HB 1573 72-0 (1991) Author: Oliveira, Rene | et. al. Relating to the rate of the cigarette tax, the disposition of the revenue, and the purposes for which money in the local park fund may be used. House: Ways & Means Left pending in committee
HB 1733 72-0 (1991) Author: Junell, Robert | et. al. Relating to recreational vehicle parks and campsites tax. House: Ways & Means Left pending in subcommittee
HB 2132 72-0 (1991) Author: Larry, Jerald Relating to notice and hearing requirements for certain changes in the use of park and recreation areas. House: Environmental Affairs Referred to Environmental Affairs
HB 2133 72-0 (1991) Author: Larry, Jerald Relating to authorizing conveyance of an interest in park land to certain utility companies if the utility use of the land is for park benefit. House: Urban Affairs Referred to subcommittee
HB 2215 72-0 (1991) Author: Junell, Robert
Sponsor: Sims, Bill
Relating to the lease of grazing rights or farming rights on state park lands. House: Environmental Affairs
Senate: Natural Resources
Reported favorably w/o amendments
HB 2315 72-0 (1991) Author: Martin, Mike Relating to the authority of the Parks and Wildlife Commission to regulate the sale and consumption of alcoholic beverages in an area of Galveston State Park assigned to a concessioner. House: Liquor Regulation Referred to Liquor Regulation
HB 2318 72-0 (1991) Author: Saunders, Robert Relating to implementation of Article III, Section 49-e-1 of the Constitution by the Texas Heritage Trust Fund Board, the issuance of bonds and administration of the fund as provided therein, and the establishment of state parks and recreational and natural areas. House: Appropriations Referred to Appropriations
HB 2401 72-0 (1991) Author: Denton, Betty Relating to the provision of recycling receptacles for certain materials at state parks by the Parks and Wildlife Department. House: Environmental Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 2488 72-0 (1991) Author: Smithee, John Relating to zoning certain land near Palo Duro State Park or Buffalo Lake National Wildlife Refuge; providing a penalty. House: Environmental Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 2642 72-0 (1991) Author: Williamson, Richard Relating to the disposition of cigarette tax revenues. House: Ways & Means Left pending in committee
HCR 130 72-0 (1991) Author: Gallego, Pete Requesting the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department to begin aggressively providing for horseback riding and camping in state parks. House: Environmental Affairs Referred to Environmental Affairs
HCR 211 72-0 (1991) Author: Wallace III, Ralph Requesting Parks and Wildlife Department to exempt the San Jacinto Battleground State Park and the Washington-on-the-Brazos Historical Park from entrance fees. House: Environmental Affairs Referred to Environmental Affairs
HJR 80 72-0 (1991) Author: Saunders, Robert Proposing a constitutional amendment relating to the creation of the Texas Heritage Trust Fund for state parks and other property of public recreational value and natural heritage value, authorizing the issuance of bonds, and levying a tax. House: Appropriations Referred to Appropriations
SB 25 72-0 (1991) Author: Haley, Bill Relating to the creation, purpose, implementation, and organization of the County Park Compost Program. Senate: Administration Reported favorably w/o amendments
SB 154 72-0 (1991) Author: Brooks, Chet Relating to the authority of the Parks and Wildlife Commission to regulate the sale and consumption of alcoholic beverages in an area of Galveston State Park assigned to a concessioner. House: Liquor Regulation
Senate: Natural Resources
Referred to subcommittee
SB 273 72-0 (1991) Author: Armbrister, Kenneth Relating to the privileges of a holder of a state parklands passport. Senate: State Affairs Left pending in committee
SB 1018 72-0 (1991) Author: Barrientos, Gonzalo Relating to implementation of Article III, Section 49-e-1 of the Constitution by the Texas Heritage Trust Fund Board, the issuance of bonds and administration of the fund as provided therein, and the establishment of state parks and recreational and natural areas. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SJR 33 72-0 (1991) Author: Barrientos, Gonzalo Proposing a constitutional amendment relating to the creation of the Texas Heritage Trust Fund for state parks and other property of public recreational value and natural heritage value, authorizing the issuance of bonds, and levying a tax. Senate: Finance Referred to Finance
HB 111 72-1 (1991) Author: Oliveira, Rene Relating to the Texas Heritage Trust and State and Local Parks Funds Act. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HB 185 72-1 (1991) Author: Hilderbran, Harvey | et. al. Relating to a moratorium on the purchase of land for certain purposes by the Parks and Wildlife Department. House: Environmental Affairs Referred to Environmental Affairs
SB 47 72-1 (1991) Author: Haley, Bill Relating to the creation, purpose, implementation, and organization of the County Park Compost Program. Senate: Administration Reported favorably w/o amendments
SB 87 72-1 (1991) Author: Sims, Bill Relating to the disposition of interest received from investments of money in the funds and accounts in the charge of the state treasurer. Senate: Finance Referred to Finance
SB 91 72-1 (1991) Author: Barrientos, Gonzalo | et. al. Relating to the Texas Heritage Trust and State and Local Parks Funds Act. Senate: Finance Co-author authorized
SB 16 72-2 (1991) Author: Haley, Bill Relating to the creation, purpose, implementation, and organization of the County Park Compost Program. Senate: Administration Reported favorably w/o amendments
HCR 26 72-4 (1992) Author: Turner, Bob | et. al. Directing the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department not to take any action with respect to historical or recreational park closures or operational staff reductions until the legislature conducts full review of the agency's budget and operational procedures. Filed
SB 2 72-4 (1992) Author: Haley, Bill Relating to the creation, purpose, implementation, and organization of the County Park Compost Program. Senate: Administration Referred to Administration
SCR 4 72-4 (1992) Author: Sims, Bill Directing the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department not to take any action with respect to historical or recreational park closures or operational or staff reductions until the legislature conducts a full review of the agency's budget and operational procedures. Senate: Natural Resources Read & adopted
HB 1150 71-0 (1989) Author: Linebarger, Libby Relating to the authority of the Parks and Wildlife Department to prohibit access to the Pedernales Falls area of Pedernales Falls State Park. House: Environmental Affairs Referred to Environmental Affairs
HB 1462 71-0 (1989) Author: Criss, Lloyd | et. al.
Sponsor: Brooks, Chet
Relating to the authority of the Parks and Wildlife Commission to regulate the sale and consumption of alcoholic beverages in an area of Galveston State Park assigned to a concessioner. House: Liquor Regulation
Senate: Natural Resources
Vetoed by the Governor
HB 1912 71-0 (1989) Author: Granoff, Al | et. al. Relating to the requirement that the Parks and Wildlife Department acquire land for the Trinity River State Park. House: Environmental Affairs Referred to subcommittee
HB 1977 71-0 (1989) Author: Hury, James
Sponsor: Brooks, Chet
Relating to the expiration date of the terms of municipal park board members. House: Urban Affairs
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Effective immediately
HB 2313 71-0 (1989) Author: Oakley, Keith Relating to free admission to the state parks system for state employees. House: Environmental Affairs Pending in committee
HB 2549 71-0 (1989) Author: Willy, John Relating to the granting of authority to counties bordering on the Gulf of Mexico and having a population, according to the most recent federal census of at least 200,000 people, to establish a County Park Rangers Unit to.... House: Public Safety Referred to Public Safety
HB 2780 71-0 (1989) Author: Willy, John
Sponsor: Uribe, Hector
Relating to the authority of certain counties to commission park rangers for county parks and certain unincorporated areas of the county. House: County Affairs
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Effective immediately
HB 2916 71-0 (1989) Author: Vowell, Jack Relating to the boundary of and the re-inclusion of certain land in the Franklin Mountains State Park. House: Environmental Affairs Laid on the table subject to call
HB 3018 71-0 (1989) Author: Kuempel, Edmund
Sponsor: Zaffirini, Judith | et. al.
Relating to the operation of a park district in a county with frontage on the Guadalupe and Comal rivers. House: County Affairs
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective on 9/1/89
SB 36 71-0 (1989) Author: Sims, Bill Relating to notice concerning use of private property separated from a state park by a river, creek, or stream. Senate: Natural Resources No action taken in committee
SB 512 71-0 (1989) Author: Santiesteban, H.
Sponsor: Vowell, Jack
Relating to the boundary of and the reinclusion of certain land in the Franklin Mountains State Park. House: Environmental Affairs
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective immediately
SB 1245 71-0 (1989) Author: Johnson, Eddie Relating to the requirement that the Parks and Wildlife Department acquire land for the Trinity River State Park. Senate: Natural Resources Referred to Special Subcommittee
SB 1583 71-0 (1989) Author: Brooks, Chet Relating to the authority of the Parks and Wildlife Commission to regulate the sale and consumption of alcoholic beverages in an area of Galveston State Park assigned to a concessioner. Senate: Natural Resources Laid on table subj. to call in comm.
SB 1680 71-0 (1989) Author: Brooks, Chet Relating to the transfer of administration of beach cleaning funds from the Parks and Wildlife Department to the General Land Office. House: Environmental Affairs
Senate: Natural Resources
Referred to Environmental Affairs
SR 687 71-0 (1989) Author: Uribe, Hector Directing the Natural Resources Subcommittee on Water to conduct an interim study on the feasibility of designating resacas as state parks and creating large sporting areas. Senate: Administration Adopted
SB 73 71-1 (1989) Author: Brooks, Chet Relating to the authority of the Parks and Wildlife Commission to regulate the sale and consumption of alcoholic beverages in an area of Galveston State Park assigned to a concessioner. House: Liquor Regulation
Senate: Natural Resources
Referred to Liquor Regulation
HB 1004 70-0 (1987) Author: Leonard, Jr., Bob Relating to the authority of certain home-rule cities to abandon, sell, or exchange parks, golf courses, or golf course clubhouses. House: Urban Affairs 1st Printing sent to Comm. on Cal.
HB 1590 70-0 (1987) Author: McKinney, Mike Relating to the deposit of money to the credit of the state parks fund. House: Ways & Means Pending in subcommittee
HB 1839 70-0 (1987) Author: Agnich, Fred
Sponsor: Santiesteban, H.
Relating to the Franklin Mountains State Park. House: Environmental Affairs
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective in 90 days-8/31/87
HB 2194 70-0 (1987) Author: Kuempel, Edmund
Sponsor: Sims, Bill
Relating to the creation and operation of a park district in a county with frontage on the Guadalupe and Comal rivers and to the authority of the district to issue bonds and notes and impose taxes; providing penalties. House: Environmental Affairs
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective in 90 days-8/31/87
SB 732 70-0 (1987) Author: Sarpalius, Bill Relating to the uses of a state parklands passport. Senate: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
HB 107 69-0 (1985) Author: Jones, Arves Relating to the maintenance of the Franklin Mountains State Park. House: Environmental Affairs Companion considered in lieu of
HB 192 69-0 (1985) Author: Hury, James
Sponsor: Brooks, Chet
Relating to the authority of certain cities and their park boards to employ special park police officers and to acquire, construct, enlarge, improve, and manage parks, certain facilities, and other public improvements and to the financing of those improvements. House: Urban Affairs
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Effective on . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
HB 489 69-0 (1985) Author: Eckels, Robert Relating to the creation of a department of county park police in certain counties. House: Law Enforcement Referred to Law Enforcement
HB 992 69-0 (1985) Author: Hinojosa, Juan Relating to the authority of a county to charge a fee for admission to a county park. House: County Affairs Referred to subcommittee
HB 1694 69-0 (1985) Author: McWilliams, Jim
Sponsor: Howard, Ed
Relating to an easement to provide access to private real property located in Caddo Lake State Park. House: Environmental Affairs
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective immediately
HB 1896 69-0 (1985) Author: Riley, Randall Relating to the acquisition, ownership, development, construction, management, operation, maintenance, improvement, and financing of parks and recreational facilities by municipal utility districts. House: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
SB 54 69-0 (1985) Author: Santiesteban, H. Relating to the expenditure of funds for the operation and maintenance of the Franklin Mountains State Park. House: Environmental Affairs
Senate: Natural Resources
Referred to subcommittee
SB 246 69-0 (1985) Author: Henderson, Don
Sponsor: Eckels, Robert
Relating to the creation of a department of county park rangers hired as peace officers in certain counties. House: Law Enforcement
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Placed on General State Calendar
SB 528 69-0 (1985) Author: Henderson, Don
Sponsor: Hilbert, Paul
Relating to the discharge of certain effluent within one mile of a park, playground, or schoolyard. House: Environmental Affairs
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective immediately
SB 618 69-0 (1985) Author: Sharp, John
Sponsor: Riley, Randall
Relating to the acquisitiion, development, maintenance, and financing of parks and recreational facilities for municipal utility districts; authorizing certain fees. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
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SB 715 69-0 (1985) Author: Brooks, Chet Relating to the authority of certain cities and their park boards over parks, certain facilities, and other public improvements. Senate: Intergovernmental Relations Referred to Intergovernmental Relations
SB 1355 69-0 (1985) Author: Blake, Roy
Sponsor: Wallace III, Ralph
Relating to the authority of the State Purchasing and General Services Commission to solicit and accept gifts for certain capital improvements including the establishment of a Sesquicentennial Monument Park. House: Cultural & Historical Resources
Senate: State Affairs
Effective immediately
HB 6 68-0 (1983) Author: Turner, Jim Relating to allocation of certain cigarette tax revenue to and the use of the local parks, recreation, and open space fund. House: Ways & Means Referred to subcommittee
HB 13 68-0 (1983) Author: Smith, Carlyle Relating to the allocation of revenue from the cigarette tax to the Texas local parks, recreation, and open space fund. House: Ways & Means Coauthor authorized
HB 151 68-0 (1983) Author: Criss, Lloyd Relating to the amount of certain cigarette tax revenue allocated to and the use of the local parks, recreation, and open space fund. House: Ways & Means Referred to subcommittee
HB 304 68-0 (1983) Author: Eikenburg, Frank
Sponsor: Harris, O.H.
Relating to jurisdiction to enforce criminal laws in a public park or recreational facility at a water resource development project under the control of the Department of the Army. House: State Affairs
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective immediately
HB 491 68-0 (1983) Author: Emmett, Ed Relating to the authority of a county to set and collect fees for the use of recreational facilities and services. House: County Affairs Committee report printed and sent to Committee on Calendars
HB 492 68-0 (1983) Author: Armbrister, Kenneth Relating to the Matagorda Island State Park and Wildlife Management Area. House: Environmental Affairs Committee report printed and sent to Committee on Calendars
HB 740 68-0 (1983) Author: Waldrop, Tom Relating to the acquisition of a Confederate campground in Limestone County by the Parks and Wildlife Department. House: Environmental Affairs See remarks
HB 1978 68-0 (1983) Author: Granoff, Al Relating to the creation and description of the Trinity River State Park. House: Environmental Affairs Placed on daily General State Calendar
HB 2061 68-0 (1983) Author: Evans, Charles
Sponsor: Parmer, Hugh
Relating to the establishment and operation of Gateway State Park and Trinity River State Park. House: Environmental Affairs
Senate: Natural Resources
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HCR 8 68-0 (1983) Author: Khoury, Rollin
Sponsor: Edwards, Chet
Directing the Parks and Wildlife Commission to initiate a study of the feasibility of establishing a state park in Falls County. House: Environmental Affairs
Senate: Natural Resources
Signed by the Governor
HJR 83 68-0 (1983) Author: Craddick, Tom Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to provide for land used for park, recreational, and scenic uses to be appraised for ad valorem tax purposes according to the use of the land. House: Ways & Means Subcommittee laid on table subject to call
HR 110 68-0 (1983) Author: Turner, Jim Memorializing Congress to countermand the proposed closing by the United States Army Corps of Engineers of 59 lakeside parks in Texas. House: Environmental Affairs
HR 135 68-0 (1983) Author: Stiles, Mark Creating a special committee to urge the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to rescind its decision to close 59 lakeshore parks in Texas.
SB 39 68-0 (1983) Author: Mauzy, Oscar Relating to the amount of certain cigarette tax revenue allocated to and the use of the local parks, recreation, and open space fund. Senate: Natural Resources Postponed
SB 47 68-0 (1983) Author: Henderson, Don Relating to the allocation of certain cigarette tax revenue to the local parks, recreation, and open space fund. Senate: Natural Resources Postponed
SB 249 68-0 (1983) Author: Sharp, John
Sponsor: Armbrister, Kenneth
Relating to the Matagorda Island State Park and Wildlife Management Area. House: Environmental Affairs
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective immediately
SB 325 68-0 (1983) Author: Truan, Carlos
Sponsor: Turner, Jim
Relating to allocation of certain cigarette tax revenue to and the use of the local parks, recreation, and open space fund and to gifts and donations of private funds appropriated to the Texas Sesquicentennial Museum Board; making an appropriation; providing different effective dates. House: Environmental Affairs
Senate: Natural Resources
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SB 826 68-0 (1983) Author: Williams, Lindon
Sponsor: Emmett, Ed
Relating to the authority of a county to set and collect fees for the use of county recreational facilities and services. House: County Affairs
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
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SB 1279 68-0 (1983) Author: Mauzy, Oscar
Sponsor: Granoff, Al
Relating to the creation and description of the Trinity River State Park and to certain powers and duties of the Parks and Wildlife Department; authorizing the city of Dallas to initiate, develop, complete, or maintain certain projects. House: Environmental Affairs
Senate: Natural Resources
Committee report printed and sent to Committee on Calendars
SB 1392 68-0 (1983) Author: Brooks, Chet Relating to the powers and duties of park boards of trustees of certain cities in the management and control of certain facilities under the jurisdiction of the board and for necessary funding. Senate: Intergovernmental Relations Referred to Committee on Intergovernmental Relations
SB 1394 68-0 (1983) Author: Santiesteban, H. Relating to funds for the operation and maintenance of the Franklin Mountains State Park. House: Environmental Affairs
Senate: Natural Resources
Referred to Committee on Environmental Affairs
SR 249 68-0 (1983) Author: Parker, Carl Creating committee to meet with Washington staff of US Army Corps of Engineers to persuade Corps to rescind decision to close 59 lakeside parks in Texas.
HB 16 67-0 (1981) Author: Smith, Carlyle Relating to the allocation of revenue from the cigarette tax to the Texas local parks, recreation, and open space fund. House: Ways & Means Referred to subcommittee
HB 478 67-0 (1981) Author: Ceverha, Bill
Sponsor: Snelson, W.E. "Pete"
Relating to abolition of the Fleet Admiral Chester W. Nimitz Memorial Naval Museum Commission and placement of the Nimitz museum under the jurisdiction of the Parks and Wildlife Department. House: Government Organization
Senate: Natural Resources
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HB 670 67-0 (1981) Author: Clark, Bill Relating to state park camping fees for persons 65 years of age or over. House: Environmental Affairs Referred to subcommittee
HB 1029 67-0 (1981) Author: Nowlin, James Relating to the conveyance by the Parks and Wildlife Department of certain real property to the United Sates of America. House: State Affairs Coauthor authorized
HB 1076 67-0 (1981) Author: Benedict, Jerry L. Relating to county park boards. House: Intergovernmental Affairs Referred to Committee on Intergovernmental Affairs
HB 1844 67-0 (1981) Author: Benedict, Jerry L. Relating to a change of the name of the Beach Park Boards of Trustees. House: Environmental Affairs Referred to subcommittee
HB 1889 67-0 (1981) Author: Geistweidt, Gerald Relating to the appraisal on the basis of its' use of land voluntarily re-stricted to recreational, park, or open-space. House: Ways & Means Subcommittee laid on table subject to call
HB 1933 67-0 (1981) Author: Blythe, W.J. "Bill"
Sponsor: Caperton, Kent
Relating to the transfer of the homestead of General Sam Houston and the creation of the Sam Houston Memorial Museum and Park Historical Advisory Board. House: State Affairs
Senate: State Affairs
No action taken
HB 2215 67-0 (1981) Author: Coleman, Ronald Relating to the boundaries of the Franklin Mountains State Park. House: Environmental Affairs Committee report printed and sent to Committee on Calendars
HB 2395 67-0 (1981) Author: Florence, Buck Relating to the exchange of certain lands for the purpose of creating a state park in Presidio and Brewster counties. House: Environmental Affairs Committee report printed and sent to Committee on Calendars
HCR 185 67-0 (1981) Author: Florence, Buck
Sponsor: Snelson, W.E. "Pete"
Relating to the acquisition of land in Presidio and Brewster counties known as the Big Bend Ranch. Senate: Education Signed by the Governor
HR 268 67-0 (1981) Author: Messer, Bill Directing the Committee on Environmental Affairs to study the feasibility of creating a desert museum state park. House: Environmental Affairs
SB 18 67-0 (1981) Author: Parker, Carl
Sponsor: Collazo, Jr., Frank
Relating to hunting in Sea Rim State Park. House: Environmental Affairs
Senate: Natural Resources
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SB 447 67-0 (1981) Author: Mengden, Walter Relating to charges by the Parks and Wildlife Department for park services for elderly persons. Senate: Natural Resources Reported from committee favorably with amendments
SB 771 67-0 (1981) Author: Kothmann, Glenn
Sponsor: Adkisson, Tommy
Relating to the conveyance by the Parks and Wildlife Department of certain real property to the United States of America. House: State Affairs
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective immediately
SB 940 67-0 (1981) Author: Brown, J.E.
Sponsor: Benedict, Jerry L.
Relating to a change of name of Beach Park Boards to Park Boards of Trustees. House: Environmental Affairs
Senate: Natural Resources
Committee report printed and sent to Committee on Calendars
SB 1273 67-0 (1981) Author: Santiesteban, H.
Sponsor: Coleman, Ronald
Relating to the acquisition and boundaries of land in the Franklin Mountain State Park and to the exclusion of certain land from that park. House: Environmental Affairs
Senate: Natural Resources
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HB 42 67-1 (1981) Author: McLeod, E. Douglas Relating to Park Boards of Trustees of certain cities. House: Intergovernmental Affairs Referred to Committee on Intergovernmental Affairs
HB 86 67-1 (1981) Author: Davis, Bob Relating to appraisal for property taxation of land restricted to use for recreational, park, or scenic purposes. House: Ways & Means Referred to Committee on Ways & Means
HB 150 67-1 (1981) Author: Polk, Mary Relating to the exclusion of easements, rights-of-way, and improvements from Franklin Mountains State Park, and to the removal and use of a repeater station located in that park. House: Environmental Affairs Referred to Committee on Environmental Affairs
SB 12 67-1 (1981) Author: Brown, J.E. Relating to the facilities under the control of park boards of trustees of certain cities and to the powers and authority of the boards. House: Intergovernmental Affairs
Senate: Natural Resources
Referred to Committee on Intergovernmental Affairs
HB 16 66-0 (1979) Author: Smith, Carlyle Relating to the Mountain Creek State Park and its acquisition, development, operation, and maintenance. House: Environmental Affairs Scheduled for future calendar placement
HB 54 66-0 (1979) Author: Smith, Carlyle Relating to the creation, financing, and use of the Texas park, recreation, and open space fund. House: Ways & Means Considered by subcommittee in public hearing
HB 63 66-0 (1979) Author: Evans, Charles
Sponsor: Meier, Bill
Relating to acceptance by the Parks and Wildlife Department of certain land for park purposes. House: Environmental Affairs
Senate: Natural Resources
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HB 233 66-0 (1979) Author: Lalor, Lance
Sponsor: Schwartz, A.R. "Babe"
Relating to acquisition, development, operation, and maintenance of parks, recreational areas, and open space areas in urban areas and to the creation and use of the Texas local parks, recreation, and open space fund. House: Environmental Affairs
Senate: Natural Resources
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HB 563 66-0 (1979) Author: Sharp, John
Sponsor: Schwartz, A.R. "Babe"
Relating to the creation of the Matagorda Island State Park. House: Environmental Affairs
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective immediately
HB 867 66-0 (1979) Author: Coleman, Ronald
Sponsor: Santiesteban, H.
Relating to the establishment of the Franklin Mountains State Park. House: Environmental Affairs
Senate: Natural Resources
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HB 966 66-0 (1979) Author: Clark, Jerry Relating to hunting in Sea Rim State Park. House: Environmental Affairs Considered by subcommittee in formal meeting
HB 1020 66-0 (1979) Author: Sullivant, Bill Relating to the lease of state park land. House: Environmental Affairs Laid on the table subject to call
HB 1065 66-0 (1979) Author: Henderson, Don Relating to charges by the Parks and Wildlife Department for park services for blind, disabled, and elderly persons. House: Environmental Affairs Referred to subcommittee
HB 1225 66-0 (1979) Author: Uher, D.R.
Sponsor: Schwartz, A.R. "Babe"
Relating to reservation of campsites at state parks. House: Environmental Affairs
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective immediately
HB 1293 66-0 (1979) Author: Von Dohlen, Tim
Sponsor: Williams, Lindon
Relating to county parks. House: Environmental Affairs
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
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HB 1783 66-0 (1979) Author: Lalor, Lance Relating to liability and indemnity of lessors and political subdivisions for liability arising from the use and condition of parks and recreational land. House: Intergovernmental Affairs Referred to Committee on Intergovernmental Affairs
HB 1904 66-0 (1979) Author: Browder, Jim Relating to the establishment of park commissions in certain counties. House: Intergovernmental Affairs Scheduled for future calendar placement
HB 1918 66-0 (1979) Author: Bock II, Bennie
Sponsor: Traeger, John
Relating to the allocation and use of certain cigarette tax revenue and related appropriations and transfers. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Finance
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HCR 221 66-0 (1979) Author: Coleman, Ronald
Sponsor: Santiesteban, H.
Directing the chief clerk to correct H.B. No. 867 in enrolling. Signed by the Governor
SB 298 66-0 (1979) Author: Mengden, Walter Relating to charges by the Parks and Wildlife Department for park services for elderly persons. Senate: Natural Resources Reported from committee favorably with substitute
SB 491 66-0 (1979) Author: Parker, Carl
Sponsor: Clark, Jerry
Relating to hunting in Sea Rim State Park. House: Environmental Affairs
Senate: Natural Resources
Vetoed by the Governor
SB 616 66-0 (1979) Author: Howard, Ed
Sponsor: Sullivant, Bill
Relating to the lease of state park lands. House: Environmental Affairs
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective immediately
SB 626 66-0 (1979) Author: Schwartz, A.R. "Babe" Relating to the creation of the Matagorda Island State Park. Senate: Natural Resources Considered by committee in public hearing
SB 946 66-0 (1979) Author: Andujar, Betty So as to authorize certain cities and towns owning sea life parks and oceanariums to abandon such use upon certain findings and authorizing the sale of lease thereof for other purposes, subject to certain conditions. Senate: Intergovernmental Relations Reported from committee favorably without amendments
SB 1148 66-0 (1979) Author: Parker, Carl
Sponsor: Browder, Jim
Relating to the establishment of park commissions in certain counties; and prescribing the duties of the commissions. House: Intergovernmental Affairs
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Laid on the table subject to call
HB 16 65-0 (1977) Author: Smith, Carlyle Establishing the Mountain Creek State Park and providing for its development, operation, and maintenance; providing for acquisition of land and interests in land; and declaring an emergency. House: Environmental Affairs
Senate: Natural Resources
Referred to Committee on Natural Resources
HB 54 65-0 (1977) Author: Kaster, James J. Removing the power of eminent domain from the Parks and Wildlife Department. House: Environmental Affairs Referred to Subcommittee on State Parks
HB 468 65-0 (1977) Author: Henderson, Don Relating to use of Texas park development funds. House: Ways & Means Referred to Committee on Ways & Means
HB 667 65-0 (1977) Author: Vale, Bob Relating to the designation, acquisition, and administration of state wilderness parks; prohibiting certain acts; providing for rules; providing penalties; allocation certain cigarette tax revenue for wilderness parks. House: Environmental Affairs Referred to Subcommittee on State Parks
HB 801 65-0 (1977) Author: Wyatt, Jr., Joe
Sponsor: Schwartz, A.R. "Babe"
Relating to county parks. House: Intergovernmental Affairs
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Effective immediately
HB 1070 65-0 (1977) Author: Evans, Charles Relating to the acceptance by the Parks and Wildlife Department of certain land for park purposes. House: Environmental Affairs
Senate: Natural Resources
Referred to Committee on Natural Resources
HB 1255 65-0 (1977) Author: Wyatt, Jr., Joe Relating to the use and allocation of certain cigarette tax revenue. House: Ways & Means Reported from subcommittee favorably without amendments
HB 1350 65-0 (1977) Author: Baker, Andrew Z. Relating to the powers of a beach park board of trustees regarding recreational facilities. House: Intergovernmental Affairs Posting rule suspended
HB 1543 65-0 (1977) Author: Blake, Roy Relating to the establishment and operation of Oil Springs State Park. House: Environmental Affairs Assigned to General State Calendar
HB 2112 65-0 (1977) Author: Leland, Mickey Establishing the Fifth Ward State Park and providing for its development, operation, and maintenance; providing for acquisition of land and interests in land; and declaring an emergency. House: Environmental Affairs Failed to pass to third reading
HR 50 65-0 (1977) Author: Denton, Betty Relating to requesting a study of the need for a state park in McLennan County. House: Environmental Affairs
SB 24 65-0 (1977) Author: Williams, Lindon
Sponsor: Brown, Albert "Al"
Relating to the issuance of a state passport to certain disabled veterans. House: Environmental Affairs
Senate: Natural Resources
90 Day Bill
SB 31 65-0 (1977) Author: Brooks, Chet Extending list of persons designed as peace officers to include county park and recreational patrolmen and security officers. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Referred to Committee on Criminal Jurisprudence
SB 659 65-0 (1977) Author: Adams, Don
Sponsor: Wyatt, Jr., Joe
Relating to the use and allocation of certain cigarette tax revenue. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Finance
Tabled
SB 981 65-0 (1977) Author: Schwartz, A.R. "Babe"
Sponsor: Baker, Andrew Z.
Relating to the power of a beach park board of trustees regarding additional parks and the acquisition, financing, and improvement of recreational facilities. House: Environmental Affairs
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
90 Day Bill
SB 1194 65-0 (1977) Author: Hance, Kent Relating to the creation and use of the Texas Urban and Local Park, Recreation, and Open Space fund. Senate: Natural Resources Reported from committee favorably substituted
SR 702 65-0 (1977) Author: Sherman, Max Directing the Committee on Natural Resources to make an interim study of the need to acquire park lands. Senate: Natural Resources
HB 16 64-0 (1975) Author: Smith, Carlyle
Sponsor: Mauzy, Oscar
Establishing the Mountain Creek State Park and providing for its development, operation, and maintenance; providing for acquisition of land and interests in land. House: Environmental Affairs
Senate: Natural Resources
Considered by committee in public hearing
HB 172 64-0 (1975) Author: Adams, Herman Relating to the issuance of a State Parklands Passport to certain residents of this state who are 65 years of age or over; and providing certain rights to holders of passports. House: Environmental Affairs Considered by subcommittee in formal meeting
HB 203 64-0 (1975) Author: Powers, Pike Relating to the authority of the Parks and Wildlife Commission to authorize recreational hunting at Sea Rim State Park. House: Environmental Affairs Reported from subcommittee unfavorably
HB 215 64-0 (1975) Author: Willis, Doyle Relating to exempting persons 65 years of age and older and certain disabled veterans of the armed services from the payment of entrance fees to state parks, historic sites, or other recreational areas operated by the Parks and Wildlife Department. House: Environmental Affairs Referred to Committee on Environmental Affairs
HB 341 64-0 (1975) Author: Clark, Jim
Sponsor: Santiesteban, H.
Relating to the assignment of peace officer status to municipal park and recreation patrolmen and security officers and providing for financial assistance to the surviving spouse and minor children of such person. House: State Affairs
Senate: State Affairs
Effective in 90 days
HB 342 64-0 (1975) Author: Bryant, John W.
Sponsor: Clower, Ron
Relating to the authority of a department, agency, board, or political subdivision to convert land used for park purposes to another public use if the land was originally obtained for that use or the other use will not interfere with the use of the land as a park. House: Environmental Affairs
Senate: State Affairs
Effective in 90 days
HB 387 64-0 (1975) Author: Coody, Bill Relating to the issuance of a State Parklands Passport to certain residents of this state who are 65 years of age or over; and providing certain rights to holder of passports. House: Environmental Affairs Considered by subcommittee in formal meeting
HB 598 64-0 (1975) Author: Henderson, Don Relating to the use of Texas park development funds. House: Environmental Affairs Reported from committee favorably with amendments
HB 830 64-0 (1975) Author: Jones, Gene
Sponsor: Ogg, Jack
Relating to power of certain cities to acquire, construct, improve, and equip any property for park purposes. House: Intergovernmental Affairs
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Effective in 90 days
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 1527 64-0 (1975) Author: Salem, Joe Authorizing the Parks and Wildlife Department to charge entrance or gate fees at State Parks; exempting from such fees persons desiring to enter or leave public beaches in such parks. House: Environmental Affairs Laid on the table subject to call
HB 1580 64-0 (1975) Author: Peveto, Wayne
Sponsor: Harrington, D. Roy
Relating to county parks. House: Intergovernmental Affairs
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Effective in 90 days
HB 2144 64-0 (1975) Author: Head, Fred Relating to the Texas State Railroad State Park; making an appropriation. House: Appropriations Referred to Committee on Appropriations
HB 2146 64-0 (1975) Author: Head, Fred Relating to the disposition of proceeds accruing to the Texas State Railroad. House: Environmental Affairs
Senate: Finance
Referred to Committee on Finance
HCR 140 64-0 (1975) Author: Martin, Elmer
Sponsor: Jones, Grant
Requesting the Parks and Wildlife Commission to assign a higher priority to park land acquisition. House: Environmental Affairs
Senate: Natural Resources
Signed by Governor
HR 52 64-0 (1975) Author: Smith, Carlyle Continuing the study of the feasibility of creating a state park on the Trinity River. House: Environmental Affairs
HR 166 64-0 (1975) Author: Bird, Ronald C. Requesting Sub-committee on State Parks, Environmental Affairs Committee, to make an interim study of urban, parkland acquisition and bicycle facilities. House: Environmental Affairs
SB 22 64-0 (1975) Author: Doggett, Lloyd
Sponsor: Adams, Herman
Relating to the issuance of a State Parklands Passport to persons who are 65 years of age or over and providing certain rights to holders of passports; providing an effective date. House: Environmental Affairs
Senate: Human Resources
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SB 81 64-0 (1975) Author: Williams, Lindon Relating to exempting persons 65 years of age and older and certain disabled veterans of the armed services from the payment of entrance fees to state parks, historic sites, or other recreational areas operated by the Parks and Wildlife Department. Senate: State Affairs Reported from committee favorably
SB 554 64-0 (1975) Author: Ogg, Jack Relating to the power of certain cities to acquire, construct, improve, and equip any property for park purposes, including, but not by way of limitation, establishing, acquiring, leasing, or contracting as lessee or lessor, purchasing, constructing, improving, enlarging, equipping, repairing, operating, or maintaing any or all golf courses, clubhouses, and pro shops, tennis courts and facilities, swimming pools, marinas, recreation centers, rugby fields, baseball fields, zoos, clarification lakes or pools, park transportation systems and equipment, theaters, bicycle trails, multipurpose shelters, service facilities, and any other recreational facilities, all or any (hereinafter the "facility" or "facilities") together with all necessary water, sewer, and drainage facilities, and to establish, acquire, lease or contract as lessee or lessor, purchase, construct, improve, enlarge, equip, repair operate, or maintain any or all structures, parking areas, or parking facilities to be used in connection with such facilities for parking or storage of motor vehicles or other conveyances, such leases and contracts to e on such terms as the city deems appropriate; authorizing such cities to enter into operating contracts as to said facilities and to finance said facilities and improvements through the issuance of revenue bonds, which shall be deemed to be a security; authorizing such cities to pledge to the payment of the operation and maintenance of any facility or facilities a continuing annual ad valorem tax; provided that such taxes shall be within any Constitutional or charter limit and no part of the interest on or principal of said revenue bonds; authorizing said cities to fix and collect fees, rentals, rates, and charges for such facilities and pledge all or any part of the revenues, income, receipts from such fees, rentals, rates and charges to the payment of such bonds and additionally to secure such bonds by mortgages, liens, or security interests on any personal property appurtenant to such real property; authorizing the pledge to the payment of such bonds all or any part of any grant, donation, revenues, or income received or to be received from the United States government or any other public or private source; authorizing the issuance of refunding bonds; making such revenue bonds legal and authorized investments; containing other provisions relating to the subject. Senate: Intergovernmental Relations Reported from committee favorably without amendments
SB 807 64-0 (1975) Author: Santiesteban, H. Relating to the assignment of peace officer status to municipal park and recreation patrolmen and security officers and providing for financial assistance to the surviving spouse and minor children of such person. Senate: State Affairs Referred to Committee on State Affairs
SB 877 64-0 (1975) Author: Harris, O.H. Relating to the assignment of peace officer status to municipal park and recreation patrolmen and security officers and providing for financial assistance to the surviving spouse and minor children of such person. Senate: State Affairs Referred to Committee on State Affairs
SB 1003 64-0 (1975) Author: McKinnon, Mike
Sponsor: Salem, Joe
Authorizing the Parks and Wildlife Department to charge entrance or gate fees at state parks and providing for disposition of such fees; exempting from such fees persons desiring to enter or to leave public beaches in such parks. House: Environmental Affairs
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective immediately
SB 1055 64-0 (1975) Author: Schwartz, A.R. "Babe" Relating to the powers and authority of a beach park board of trustees regarding the advertising, acquisition, financing, and improvement of recreational facilities. House: Intergovernmental Affairs
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Reported from committee favorably without amendments
HB 273 63-0 (1973) Author: McAlister, R.B. Relating to the liability of persons supplying certain areas for recreational purposes without charge. House: Judiciary Reported unfavorably
HB 703 63-0 (1973) Author: Hale, L. DeWitt Relating to the name of a certain state park; and declaring an emergency. House: Environmental Affairs
Senate: State Affairs
Reported favorably
HB 802 63-0 (1973) Author: Hubenak, Joe A.
Sponsor: Schwartz, A.R. "Babe"
Relating to authorizing the Parks and Wildlife Commission to make regulations prohibiting the use of firearms in certain areas adjacent to state parks located on the gulf coast; providing a penalty. House: Environmental Affairs
Senate: Natural Resources
Signed by the Governor
HB 803 63-0 (1973) Author: Hubenak, Joe A.
Sponsor: Schwartz, A.R. "Babe"
Authorizing Parks and Wildlife Commission to set the length of the open season for taking wildlife in state parks. House: Environmental Affairs
Senate: Natural Resources
Signed by the Governor
HB 894 63-0 (1973) Author: Edwards III, Jimmie C.
Sponsor: Moore, W.T. "Bill"
Relating to increasing the allowed expenditures for certain county parks in counties having a population of less than 80,000. House: Intergovernmental Affairs
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Signed by the Governor
HB 1133 63-0 (1973) Author: Mattox, Jim Establishing the Elm Fork State Park and providing for its development, operation, and maintenance; providing for acquisition of land and interests in land; making an appropriation. House: Appropriations Coauthor authorized
HB 1184 63-0 (1973) Author: Vecchio, James S.
Sponsor: Mauzy, Oscar
Amending the Texas Civil Statutes so as to make such law applicable to cities having a population in excess of 40,000 according to the last preceding Federal census; regulating the acquisition and disposition of land or interest therein acquired under the Act. House: Intergovernmental Affairs
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Signed by the Governor
HB 1273 63-0 (1973) Author: Slack, Richard C. Relating to allowing the retention of a portion of certain fines imposed for violating a regulation of the Parks and Wildlife Commission concerning acts in state parks. House: Environmental Affairs Referred to subcommittee
HB 1281 63-0 (1973) Author: Adams, Herman
Sponsor: Hightower, Jack
Relating to the issuance of State Parklands Passport to certain residents of this state who are 65 years of age or over; and providing certain rights to holders of passports; and declaring an emergency. House: Environmental Affairs
Senate: Administration
Vetoed by the Governor
HB 1508 63-0 (1973) Author: Waters, Ron Amending Sections 1, 2, 3, 4, and 10, Chapter 86, Acts of the 60th Legislature, Regular Session, 1967, as amended by Chapter 16, Acts of the 62nd Legislature, Regular Session, 1971 (Article 6228f, Vernon's Texas Civil Statutes); providing for assistance payments by the State of Texas to the surviving spouse and minor children of parks and recreational patrolmen and security of officers of municipalities with a population exceeding 250,000 persons, who are commissioned as peace officers who suffer violent death in the course of the performance of their duties; and declaring an emergency. House: Intergovernmental Affairs Committee hearing date
HB 1540 63-0 (1973) Author: Finney, Dave Amending Chapter 327, 62nd Leg., Acts 1971 (compiled as art, 1269j-4.4), relating to cities and towns owning sea life park, oceanarium, and other public facilities operated in conjunction therewith; by authorizing such cities and towns to acquire the properties, assets, rights and facilities of any person or corporation operating any part or all of the same on behalf of such city or town and by more definitively stating and defining the revenues and security which may be pledged and granted as security for the certificates of indebtedness authorized by said act and in connection with any refunding thereof; and declaring an emergency. House: Intergovernmental Affairs Laid on the table subject to call
HB 1571 63-0 (1973) Author: Caldwell, Neil
Sponsor: Schwartz, A.R. "Babe"
Repealing Chapter 6, Page 526, Acts of the 46th Legislature, General Laws, Regular Session, 1939 (Article 6070c-1, Vernon's Texas Civil Statutes); transferring the land involved to the General Land Office; and declaring an emergency. House: State Affairs
Senate: Administration
Signed by the Governor
HR 89 63-0 (1973) Author: Korioth, A.J. "Al" Requesting Sub-Committee of Natural Resources Committee to study feasibility of establishing a state park on Trinity River. House: Natural Resources
HR 127 63-0 (1973) Author: Bird, Ronald C. Creating a special interim committee to study the state park program. House: Environmental Affairs
SB 132 63-0 (1973) Author: Longoria, Raul Relating to the liability of persons supplying certain areas for recreational purposes without charge. Senate: Human Resources Committee substitute
SB 173 63-0 (1973) Author: Adams, Don
Sponsor: Nabers, Lynn
Authorizing the establishment of a private bird shooting area; defining a private bird shooting area and describing activities permitted thereon; authorizing the Parks and Wildlife Department to issue a license for said area; requiring markers to be erected; providing a license fee of $25; requiring banding of game birds released; establishing a season for taking released birds; requiring hunters to have a valid Texas Hunting license; requiring the license to be issued on a form prescribed by the Parks and Wildlife Department; establishing a penalty for violation. House: Environmental Affairs
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective immediately
SB 650 63-0 (1973) Author: Andujar, Betty
Sponsor: Finney, Dave
Relating to cities and towns owning sea life parks, oceanariums and other public facilities operated in conjunction therewith; by authorizing such cities and towns to acquire the properties, assets, rights and facilities of any person or corporation operating any part or all of the same on behalf of such city or town and by more definitively stating and defining the revenues and security which may be pledged and granted as security for the certificates of indebtedness authorized by said act and in connection with any refunding thereof; making certain provisions with respect to the purchase or sale or use of broadcasting or similar rights. House: Intergovernmental Affairs
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Signed by Governor
SB 670 63-0 (1973) Author: Braecklein, Bill Relating to the establishing of the Elm Fork State Park and providing for its development, operation, and maintenance; providing for acquisition of land and interests in land; making an appropriation. Senate: State Affairs Sent to subcommittee
SB 676 63-0 (1973) Author: Hightower, Jack Relating to the issuance of a State Parklands Passport to certain residents of this state who are 65 years of age or over; and providing certain rights to holders of passports. Senate: Human Resources Notice of intent given
SCR 39 63-0 (1973) Author: Kothmann, Glenn Requesting the Parks and Wildlife Commission to name the state park on Mustang Island for Harry Jersig. Senate: Administration Referred to Committee on Administration
SCR 48 63-0 (1973) Author: Ogg, Jack Creating a special interim committee to study feasibility of establishing a Big Thicket state park in East Texas. Senate: Natural Resources Sent to subcommittee
HB 436 62-0 (1971) Author: Harris, Ed Relating to home rule cities, park boards of trustees and parks.
HB 883 62-0 (1971)
Sponsor: Harris, O.H.
Relating to the use of state park facilities by persons 18 years of age or older.
HB 1015 62-0 (1971) Author: Baker, George
Sponsor: Snelson, W.E. "Pete"
Relating to authorizing the commissioner of the General Land Office to convey to the United States government any right, title, or interest of the State of Texas in certain sections of land situated in the Big Bend National Park at an appraised price or to trade any right, title, or interest of the State of Texas in those sections of land in exchange for other land of equal value belonging to the United States government on an appraised value basis.
HB 1315 62-0 (1971) Author: Price, Rayford Relating to authorizing the Parks and Wildlie Department to execute deeds to exchange property for use as a State Park, historic site, scientific area or game management area.
HB 1360 62-0 (1971) Author: Wyatt, Jr., Joe Relating to making an appropriation for acquisition of land and development of Port Lavaca Fishing Pier State Park.
HB 1498 62-0 (1971) Author: Sanchez, Henry Relating to prohibiting a person to kill, wound, or hunt wild animals, birds, or fowl in state parks and historic sites under the jurisdiction of the Parks and Wildlife Department; providing penalties.
HB 1521 62-0 (1971) Author: Atwell, Ben Relating to authorizing the Parks and Wildlife Commission to promolugate rules governing health, safety, and welfare of persons and property within State parks, historic sites, scientific areas and forts.
HB 1535 62-0 (1971) Author: Golman, Joe H.
Sponsor: Patman, W.N. "Bill"
Relating to authorizing the Parks and Wildlife Department to publish information on State parks, State historic sites, and State scientific areas.
HB 1538 62-0 (1971) Author: Slider, James L. Relating to authorizing the transfer of powers and duties of the Board of Managers of the Texas State Railroad to the Parks and Wildlife Department upon adoption of a formal resolution of the Parks and Wildlife Commission.
HB 1556 62-0 (1971) Author: Price, Rayford Relating to authorizing the Parks and Wildlife Department to execute deeds to exchange certain property for use as a State park, historic site or scientific area.
HB 1785 62-0 (1971) Author: Hull, Cordell | et. al. Relating to the issuance of bonds by any city or town which owns a sea life park and oceanarium.
HB 1811 62-0 (1971) Author: Von Dohlen, Tim
Sponsor: Connally, Wayne
Relating to making the General Ignacio Zaragoza Historical Site a part of Goliad State Park.
HB 1812 62-0 (1971) Author: Von Dohlen, Tim
Sponsor: Connally, Wayne
Relating to authorizing the County of Goliad to convey title to the surface of certain lands to the Parks and Wildlife Department and the Parks and Wildlife Department to accept title on behalf of the State of Texas as the historical site of the Mission of San Rosario and as a part of Goliad State Park.
HCR 72 62-0 (1971) Author: Foreman, Wilson Requesting the Parks and Wildlife Department to issue additional bonds for acquisition and development of new parks.
HJR 89 62-0 (1971) Author: Heatly, W.S. "Bill" Proposing an amendment authorizing an interest rate prescribed by the Parks and Wildlife Department on Texas park development bonds.
SB 235 62-0 (1971) Author: Schwartz, A.R. "Babe"
Sponsor: Harris, Ed
Relating to home-rule cities, Park Boards of Trustees and Parks.
SB 520 62-0 (1971) Author: Wilson, Charles
Sponsor: Price, Rayford
Relating to authorizing the Department of Mental Health and Mental Retardation to sell and convey to the City of Rusk all of the state's interest in and to a certain described tract of land.
SB 564 62-0 (1971) Author: Harrington, D. Roy
SB 576 62-0 (1971) Author: Patman, W.N. "Bill"
Sponsor: Golman, Joe H.
Relating to authorizing the Parks and Wildlife Department to publish information on State Parks, State historic sites and State scientific areas.
SB 588 62-0 (1971) Author: Schwartz, A.R. "Babe"
Sponsor: Atwell, Ben
Authorizing the Parks and Wildlife Commission to promulgate rules governing health, safety, and protection of persons and property within State parks, historic sites, scientific areas and forts; providing penalties.
SB 591 62-0 (1971) Author: Mauzy, Oscar Relating to establishing the Mountain Creek Lake State Park in Dallas County.
SB 618 62-0 (1971) Author: Kennard, Don
Sponsor: Price, Rayford
Relating to authorizing the Parks and Wildlife Department to execute deeds to exchange property for use as a State park, historic site, scientific area or game management area providing tracts exchanged are for other adjoining lands at the same park, historic site, scientific or management area and without improvements except fencing.
SB 702 62-0 (1971) Author: Sherman, Max
Sponsor: Adams, Don
Relating to authorizing the Parks and Wildlife Department to execute deeds to exchange portions of certain sections to Palo Duro State Park for adjoining real property.
SB 956 62-0 (1971) Author: Creighton, Tom
Sponsor: Hull, Cordell
Relating to providing for the authorization and issuance, by any city or town which owns a sea life park and oceanarium, the same having been or being constructed, equipped and developed wholly or partly with the proceeds of duly voted general obligation park bonds, or Certificates of Indebtedness for the purpose of operating, maintaining, supplying, repairing or further developing any such park improvements and certain other public facilities.
SB 1011 62-0 (1971) Author: Hall, Ralph
Sponsor: Beckham, Vernon
Relating to defining the term "impacted property" as certain described real property in Grayson County, located adjacent to or near the western end of Eisenhower State Park, the term "owner" as the owner or lessee of impacted property, the term "guest" as the guest or employee of an owner, and the term "Department" as the State Parks and Wildlife Department.
SB 1034 62-0 (1971) Author: Kennard, Don Relating to providing for the use of revenues allocated for the Texas Parks fund; repealing laws in conflict herewith.
SB 1039 62-0 (1971) Author: Schwartz, A.R. "Babe" Relating to the creation, operation and duties, of park boards in certain counties.
SCR 54 62-0 (1971) Author: Schwartz, A.R. "Babe" Requesting the Parks and Wildlife Commission to issue an additional series of bonds in order to continue acquisition and development of new parks.
SJR 35 62-0 (1971) Author: Word, J.P. Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the State of Texas, authorizing an interest rate prescribed by the Parks and Wildlife Department on Texas park development bonds, subject to limitations imposed by the Legislature, not to exceed six and one half per cent, 6 and 1/2%)weighted average annual interest.
HCR 36 62-3 (1972) Author: Hannah, John H. | et. al. Requesting that the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department name the new state park in Polk County after Barney Flowers Wiggins.
HB 135 61-0 (1969) Author: Slider, James Lenoy Relating to prohibiting entrance or gate fees to state parks except parks acquired by State Park Development Funds.
HB 153 61-0 (1969) Author: Wright, John Relating to establishing the Mountain Creek Lake State Park and providing for its development, operation, and maintenance; providing for acquisition of land and interests in land; making an appropriation.
HB 180 61-0 (1969) Author: Solomon, Mack Neal | et. al. Relating to authorizing certain districts to acquire land for park purpose and to develop, finance, manage, maintain, and regulate the use of parks or park systems; authorizing the abandonment of parks and park lands under certain conditions; providing for severability.
HB 256 61-0 (1969) Author: Evans, C. David | et. al. Relating to repealing Statutes requiring separate facilities for whites and Negroes in the state parks system.
HB 428 61-0 (1969) Author: Weldon, James D. "Jimmy" Relating to provide for the sale and issuance of a patent to the County of Jefferson, for park purposes, and for general public use,on certain lands in Jefferson County, with a reservation of all minerals, along with the leasing rights to the State; making the provisions of this Act cumulative.
HB 631 61-0 (1969) Author: Caldwell, Neil Relating to repealing a statute relating to the Brazoria County State Park.
HB 788 61-0 (1969) Author: Armstrong, Robert Landis "Bob" | et. al. Relating to creating a Texas Parks Advisory Committee.
HB 889 61-0 (1969) Author: Pickens, Franklin Ace Relating to establishing the Odessa Meteor Crater State Park and providing for its development, operation, and maintenance.
HB 1033 61-0 (1969) Author: Kilpatrick, Rufus U. | et. al. Relating to providing for the creation of beach park boards in counties bordering on the Gulf of Mexico.
HB 1188 61-0 (1969) Author: Blaine, John E. "Ned" Relating to providing for the conveyance of certain state-owned lands to the City of El Paso to be used for park purposes.
HB 1291 61-0 (1969) Author: Nowlin, James | et. al. Relating to authorizing the Parks and Wildlife Department to publish information on state parks, state historic sties, and state scientific areas; authorizing sale of publications; providing for the disposition of funds.
HB 1292 61-0 (1969) Author: Nowlin, James | et. al. Relating to providing for Commissioning of State Parks and Wildlife Department employees as peace officers, on state parks or on state historical sites, or in fresh pursuit of law violators.
SB 84 61-0 (1969) Author: Watson, Jr., Murray | et. al. Relating to prohibiting the charging of admission or entrance fees at certain state parks acquired before 1968.
SB 178 61-0 (1969) Author: Harrington, D. Roy Relating to provide for the sale and issuance of a patent to the County of Jefferson, for park purposes, and for general public use, on certain lands in Jefferson County, with a reservation of all minerals, along with the leasing rights to the State.
SB 210 61-0 (1969) Author: Hall, Ralph M. Relating to authorizing certain water districts to acquire land for park purposes, and to develop, finance, manage, maintain, and regulate the use of parks or park systems; authorizing the abandonment of parks and park lands under certain conditions.
SB 323 61-0 (1969) Author: Kennard, Don Relating to creating a Texas Parks Advisory Committee; providing powers, duties, organization, and term of office of said committee.
SB 326 61-0 (1969) Author: Kennard, Don Relating to authorizing the Parks and Wildlife Department to publish information on state parks, state historic sites, and state scientific areas; authorizing sale of publications; providing for the disposition of funds.
SB 359 61-0 (1969) Author: Bernal, Joseph J. | et. al. Relating to repealing Statutes requiring separate facilities for whites and Negroes in the state parks system.
SB 625 61-0 (1969) Author: Christie, Joe William Relating to providing for the conveyance of certain State-owned lands to the City of El Paso to be used for park purposes; providing for the exclusive leasing rights to be reserved to the State; providing for a reverter; providing for the acquisition of privately owned land prior to the issuance of patent.
SB 813 61-0 (1969) Author: Schwartz, A.R. "Babe" Relating to the creation of park boards of trustees by certain Home Rule cities bordering on the Gulf of Mexico.
SB 825 61-0 (1969) Author: Herring, Charles | et. al. Relating to prohibiting the charging of admission of entrance fees at certain state parks.
SCR 48 61-0 (1969)
SCR 102 61-0 (1969)
SB 20 61-1 (1969) Author: Schwartz, A.R. "Babe" Relating to the creation of park boards of trustees by certain Home Rule cities bordering on the Gulf of Mexico and to the authority of the Boards.
HB 130 60-0 (1967) Author: Hendryx, Gene R. | 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.
HB 181 60-0 (1967) Author: Fondren, Gene Norris | et. al. Relating to the form of paper ballots and the method of marking paper ballots.
HB 212 60-0 (1967) Author: Slider, James Lenoy Relating to Texas park development bonds and designating the Parks and Wildlife Department to perform certain governmental functions authorized by a certain proposed amendment; creating the Texas Park Development Fund.
HB 241 60-0 (1967) Author: Clayton, Bill Relating to the acceptance of contributions by the Parks and Wildlife Department for State Park purposes.
HB 242 60-0 (1967) Author: Clayton, Bill Relating to requiring public disclosure of funds accepted by the Parks and Wildlife department for State Park purposes; requiring the Department to keep a public record.
HB 486 60-0 (1967) Author: Wright, John Relating to establishing the Mountain Creek Lake State Park and providing for its development, operation, and maintenance; providing for acquisition of land and interests in land.
HB 679 60-0 (1967) Author: Hawkins, Jack Ross Relating to amending certain acts relating to the regulatory authority of the Parks and Wildlife Commission in certain counties, to add Navarro County to the list of counties regulated.
HB 810 60-0 (1967) Author: Johnson, Jake Relating to the use of state or federal funds to build highways on park or recreational lands.
HB 843 60-0 (1967) Author: Pipkin, Maurice Snow "Pip" Relating to amending certain acts so as to provide that any contract executed by a Board of Park Commissioners which purports to obligate the County for an amount in excess of $15,000, or which extends beyond a period of 5 years, must be ratified by the Commissioners Court of such County.
HB 1034 60-0 (1967) Author: Cory, Richard Henry "Dick" Relating to authorizing the Parks and Wildlife Department to purchase or receive by gift certain land in Calhoun County; providing for the creation of a state park and for its development, operation, and maintenance.
HB 1152 60-0 (1967) Author: Musgrove, Burke Relating to establishing the Hubbard Creek Lake State Park.
HB 1182 60-0 (1967) Author: Musgrove, Burke Relating to the establishment, development, operation and maintenance of a state park on certain land in Stephens County to be donated to the state by the West Central Texas Municipal Water District.
HCR 112 60-0 (1967)
HCR 141 60-0 (1967)
HCR 166 60-0 (1967)
HJR 12 60-0 (1967) Author: Hendryx, Gene R. | et. al. Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the State of Texas to provide for the issuance and sale of bonds of the State of Texas to create the Texas Park Development Fund to provide for the acquisition of lands for State Park Sites and for developing said sites as State Parks.
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 257 60-0 (1967) Author: Mauzy, Oscar Relating to establishing the Mountain Creek Lake State Park and providing for its development, operation, and maintenance.
SB 514 60-0 (1967) Author: Brooks, Chet Relating to making an appropriation to the Parks and Wildlife Department for certain construction, expansion, remodeling, and maintenance in the San Jacinto Battleground.
SJR 12 60-0 (1967) Author: Hall, Ralph M. Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the State of Texas to provide for the issuance and sale of bonds of the State of Texas to create the Texas Park Development Fund to provide for the acquisition of lands for State Park Sites and for developing said sites as State Parks.
HB 102 59-0 (1965) Author: Miller, William H. | et. al. Relating to transferring the supervision of the Historical State Battlegrounds, of San Jacinto Battleground and Fannin State Battleground, now under the advice and consent of the State Board of Control, to the control and custody of the Parks and Wildlife Commission, under the authority conferred upon the Parks and Wildlife Department by existing laws; providing for transfer of appropriations.
HB 373 59-0 (1965) Author: Woods, Henry Jackson "Jack" | et. al. Relating to authorizing the Parks and Wildlife Commission to quitclaim the state's interest in Independence State Park, known as the Old Baylor property, to Baylor University.
HB 470 59-0 (1965) Author: Townsend, James Terrell "Terry" Relating to authorizing all counties and all incorporated cities, towns, and villages of this State to operate and maintain parks, and to acquire or improve, or both, land for park purposes, and to issue negotiable tax bonds for such park purposes.
HB 780 59-0 (1965) Author: Caldwell, Neil Relating to creating the Brazoria Gulf Beaches State Park.
HB 1055 59-0 (1965) Author: Blaine, John E. "Ned" | et. al. Relating to providing for the conveyance of certain State-owned lands to the City of El Paso to be used for park purposes.
HB 1141 59-0 (1965) Author: Hinson, George T. Relating to removal of rough fish, bream, and sunfish from the public fresh waters of Wood County.
HB 1168 59-0 (1965) Author: Lee, Thomas J. "Tom" | et. al. Relating to the powers of certain cities and counties with respect to the construction, operation, and financing of park and fairground facilities.
HCR 58 59-0 (1965)
HCR 69 59-0 (1965)
SB 45 59-0 (1965) Author: Parkhouse, George M. Relating to amending certain Acts relative to Joint Boards of Park Commissioners.
SB 132 59-0 (1965) Author: Watson, Jr., Murray Relating to authorizing the Parks and Wildlife Commission to quitclaim the state's interest in Independence State Park, known as the Old Baylor property, to Baylor University.
SB 267 59-0 (1965) Author: Hazlewood, Grady Relating to amending certain acts by relating to the charging of gate or entrance fees and the disposition thereof.
SCR 56 59-0 (1965)
SJR 9 59-0 (1965) Author: Word, James Powell Relating to proposing an amendment to the Constitution of Texas to provide for a State Parks Fund to be used for the acquisition, development and maintenance of state parks.
HB 88 58-0 (1963) Author: Lattimore, James Loy | et. al. Relating to providing a maximum speed limit in county parks situated in a county that borders on the Gulf of Mexico and prohibiting the littering of such county parks; excluding beaches from the applicability of such provisions; providing a penalty for violations.
HB 97 58-0 (1963) Author: Murray, Menton J. | et. al. Relating to the creation of Padre Island National Seashore.
HB 371 58-0 (1963) Author: Floyd, Jr., Paul W. | et. al. Relating to changing the name of San Jacinto State Park to San Jacinto Battleground, and the name of the San Jacinto State Park Commission to San Jacinto Battleground Commission; and changing the name of Fannin State Park to Fannin State Battleground and the name of Fannin State Park Commission to the Fannin State Battleground Commission.
HB 887 58-0 (1963) Author: Mutscher, Gus F. | et. al. Relating to directing certain construction and repairs in the Old Baylor Park at Independence, Texas, out of funds appropriated by the General Appropriations Act of the 58th Legislature.
HB 984 58-0 (1963) Author: Bass, III, Thomas Hutcheson "Tom" | et. al. Relating to validating county park bond elections heretofore held in any county with a population of more than one million (1,000,000) at the last preceding Federal Census on the proposition of issuing bonds of the county for the purpose of purchasing and/or improving lands for park purposes.
HB 1015 58-0 (1963) Author: Haring, Paul Byrne Relating to changing the name of Fannin State Park to Fannin State Battleground, and the name of the Fannin State Park Commission to the Fannin State Battleground Commission.
SB 292 58-0 (1963) Author: Rogers, Andrew J. "Andy" | et. al. Relating to abolishing the State Parks Board and transferring the authority, powers, duties and functions of the State Parks Board to the State Highway Department; creating the Texas Parks Fund; abolishing certain special funds in the State Treasury.
SB 320 58-0 (1963) Author: Parkhouse, George M. Relating to authorizing cities having a population over 650,000 according to the most recent Federal Census to construct buildings, improvements and structures to be used in its park or fairgrounds for exhibitions, concessions and entertainment, to acquire land therefor, and to acquire, repair, improve and enlarge buildings and structures for such uses.
SB 376 58-0 (1963) Author: Cole, Criss Relating to requiring payment of an additional license fee of One Dollar ($1) per vehicle for registration of any motor vehicle, trailer or semi-trailer; providing that revenues collected under this Act shall be used for the sole purpose or purchasing, constructing, maintaining and administering state parks and monuments; providing an effective date.
SCR 7 58-0 (1963)
SJR 24 58-0 (1963) Author: Cole, Criss Relating to proposing a constitutional amendment to give the Legislature authority to provide for an additional motor vehicle registration fee not to exceed One Dollar ($1) per vehicle for the purpose of purchasing, constructing, maintaining and administering state parks and monuments; providing that any enabling legislation shall not be invalid because of their anticipatory character.
HB 503 57-0 (1961) Author: Bailey, Scott J. Relating to authorizing the State Parks Board to enter into lease agreements with local units of government under certain circumstances; providing that the State Parks Board may transfer to the State Highway Department any area under its control deemed suitable for use as a roadside park.
HB 596 57-0 (1961) Author: Haring, Paul Byrne | et. al. Relating to authorizing the County of Goliad to convey title of certain lands to the State Parks Board of the State of Texas, aggregating two acres of land, more or less, and being the area surrounding and adjoining the site of the birthplace of General Ignacio Zaragoza in La Bahia Townsite in the County of Goliad, as a State park and historical site, authorizing the State Parks Board to construct, maintain and repair historical and recreational structures and facilities.
HB 698 57-0 (1961) Author: Thurman, Leon Relating to authorizing the State to accept title and purchase certain lands, known as the Fort Phantom Hill State Park in Jones County; designating it as the "Fort Phantom Hill State Park."
HB 710 57-0 (1961) Author: McIlhany, Grainger Walter Relating to amending a certain Act providing for the establishment of multiple use facilities in the State Parks.
HB 763 57-0 (1961) Author: Hinson, George T. Relating to appropriating Four Thousand Eight Hundred Dollars ($4,800) for the improvement of facilities and the general maintenance of the Governor Hogg Memorial Shrine Park, Quitman, Texas.
HB 814 57-0 (1961) Author: Johnson, Sr., Robert Ellis "Bob; Big Daddy" | et. al. Relating to amending a certain Act making the Joint Board of Park Commissioners a body corporate and politic and providing that title to the park properties and facilities shall be vested in said board.
HB 882 57-0 (1961) Author: Latimer, Roy Truett | et. al. Relating to making it unlawful to bring or carry intoxicating beverages onto the boundaries of any State park; providing for the confiscation of such beverages and providing for a penalty for a violation hereof.
HB 979 57-0 (1961) Author: Wilson, Charles N. "Charlie" Relating to limiting the provisions of this Act to Trinity County; making it unlawful for any person to hunt, take, kill or posses any game bird, game animal, fur-bearing animal, fresh-water fish, or other aquatic life in said County at any time; providing penalties.
HB 1131 57-0 (1961) Author: Green, Howard Lemuel | et. al. Relating to authorizing certain cities to sell and convey land to joint board of park commissioners or to the county.
HJR 1 57-0 (1961) Author: Mullen, Bob R. | et. al. Relating to proposing an amendment to the Constitution of Texas to impose an additional motor vehicle registration fee of One Dollar ($1.00) to be used for the purpose of constructing a historic museum at Washington-on-the-Brazos and improving the parks system of this State.
SB 171 57-0 (1961) Author: Baker, Robert W. Relating to validating county park bond elections heretofore held on the proposition of issuing bonds of the county for the purpose of purchasing and/or improving lands for park purposes.
SB 203 57-0 (1961) Author: Hazlewood, Grady Relating to authorizing the Texas State Parks Board to pledge the revenues from Palo Duro Canyon State Park for the purpose of constructing improvements, including a dam or dams and appurtenances thereto, but not limited to such construction.
SB 228 57-0 (1961) Author: Ratliff, David W. Relating to authorizing the State Parks Board to enter into agreements for participation of local units of government in operation and maintenance of State Parks; providing that the State Parks Board may enter into interagency contracts for maintenance of State Parks with the State Highway Department.
SB 320 57-0 (1961) Author: Parkhouse, George M. | et. al. Relating to amending a certain Act making the Joint Board of Park Commissioners a body corporate and politic and providing that title to the park properties and facilities shall be vested in said Board.
SB 45 57-3 (1962) Author: Schwartz, A.R. "Babe" Relating to authorizing Home-Rule cities having a population in excess of 60,000 and bordering on the Gulf of Mexico having beaches suitable for park purposes to establish a Beach Park Board of Trustees.
SB 71 57-3 (1962) Author: Patman, W.N. "Bill" Relating to amending a certain Act to authorize the State Parks Board to grant concessions to certain concessioners to charge for the use of a pier to be constructed in Lavaca Bay.
HB 129 56-0 (1959) Author: Sudderth, Ben Doyle Relating to granting to Water Improvement Districts and Water Control and Improvement Districts the right to establish and maintain free public parks upon any land owned or controlled by any such District.
HB 142 56-0 (1959) Author: Harrington, D. Roy Relating to authorizing the State Parks Board to acquire, by gift, purchase or condemnation, rights of way and sites for, and to construct, improve, and maintain access roads to and recreation areas on or in proximity to the shores of public lakes, bays and gulfs.
HB 172 56-0 (1959) Author: Cotten, James M. Relating to authorizing the State Highway Commission and the State Parks Board to enter into and perform contracts for the construction of roads in and adjacent to State Parks.
HB 469 56-0 (1959) Author: Daily, Roger | et. al. Relating to authorizing the State Parks Board to acquire through purchase, exchange, condemnation or donation the land constituting Padre Island for park purposes; naming said land Padre Island National Park.
HB 591 56-0 (1959) Author: Green, Howard Lemuel | et. al. Relating to any two (2) adjacent counties each having a population of three hundred fifty thousand (350,000) or more; providing for the qualifications, appointment, confirmation, compensation, terms of office and filling of vacancies of a Joint Board of Park Commissioners.
HB 984 56-0 (1959) Author: Latimer, Roy Truett Relating to making it unlawful except under the provisions of this Act for any person to hunt, take, kill or attempt to kill or possess, any game bird or game animal in Taylor County at any time; to take, kill or trap or attempt to take, kill or trap any fur-bearing animal in said County or to take, or attempt to take any fish or other aquatic life or marine animals from said County by any means or method; providing a penalty.
HB 996 56-0 (1959) Author: Daily, Roger Relating to amending certain acts validating acts and proceedings had or performed by counties, the Commissioners Courts thereof, and the Boards of Parks Commissioners thereof.
SB 179 56-0 (1959) Author: Crump, Louis M. Relating to granting to Water Improvement Districts and Water Control and Improvement Districts the right to establish and maintain free public parks upon any land owned or controlled by any such District and the right to establish and maintain free roadways into and from such public parks.
HB 82 56-1 (1959) Author: Cory, Richard Henry "Dick" Relating to permitting the acquisition by the State Parks Board of the State of Texas, of lands for Indianola State Park by deed from Calhoun County including lots, tracts, and parcels of land acquired by purchase, condemnation, or by virtue of tax sales.
SB 29 56-3 (1959) Author: Phillips, Jimmy Relating to authorizing certain cities to make contracts, leases or other agreements with companies, corporations or individuals for the operation or lease of any city or municipal park owned or to be acquired by such cities or any of the improvements or facilities of such park or parks for a term of not exceeding forty years and containing such provisions as such cities may deem necessary.
SB 31 56-3 (1959) Author: Fly, William S. "Bill" Relating to purpose of permitting the acquisition by the State Parks Board of the State of Texas, of lands for Indianola State Park by deed from Calhoun County including lots, tracts, and parcels of land acquired by purchase, condemnation, or by virtue of tax sales.
HB 343 55-0 (1957) Author: Atwell, Ben Relating to repealing certain Act validating State Parks Improvement Bonds.
SB 206 55-0 (1957) Author: Hudson, Hubert R. | et. al. Relating to amending certain Acts by providing for two year terms of Park Commissioners of eligible counties; providing that any bonds issued under a certain Act shall be authorized by the Commissioners' Court of the County.
SB 477 55-0 (1957) Author: Colson, Esther Neveille Relating to providing for transfer of lands of Agricultural and Mechanical College of Texas to Texas State Parks Board for Mission San Francisco de los Tejas Park, in Houston County.
HB 30 55-1 (1957) Author: Roberts, Wesley Brownlee Relating to making more adequate provision for maintenance and operation of county-owned parks in certain counties which have voted and issued bonds for park purposes; amending certain Acts.
HB 46 55-1 (1957) Author: Green, Howard Lemuel | et. al. Relating to providing for the appointment of a Board of Park Commissioners and the approval of the County Commissioners Court to the appointment of members of Board of Park Commissioners in certain counties.
HB 47 55-1 (1957) Author: White, Richard Crawford Relating to authorizing the State to accept title to certain lands, known as the Hueco Tanks, in El Paso County; designating it as "Hueco Tanks State Park."
HB 51 55-1 (1957) Author: Moore, Sr., Carlton | et. al. Relating to counties having a population of six hundred thousand or more according to the last preceding Federal Census; providing for the appointment of a Board of Park Commissioners, etc.; providing a severability clause.
SB 23 55-1 (1957) Author: Bracewell, Jr., Joseph Searcy | et. al. Relating to any county having a population of three hundred fifty thousand (350,000) or more according to the last preceding Federal Census; providing for the appointment of a Board of Park Commissioners.
SB 35 55-1 (1957) Author: Smith, Preston Earnest Relating to amending certain Statutes by making more adequate provision for maintenance and operation of county-owned parks in certain counties which have voted and issued bonds for park purposes.
HB 15 55-2 (1957) Author: Burkett, Jr., Joseph W. "Joe" Relating to amending certain Acts by granting regulatory authority over wildlife resources in certain counties to the Game and Fish Commission; providing that such Act shall not apply to Kerr County, Texas; providing that the General Laws relating to the taking or killing of wildlife resources shall hereafter apply to Kerr County.
HB 179 54-0 (1955) Author: Huffman, Reagan Russell Relating to validating the sale of certain timber at Caddo Lake State Park and appropriating the proceeds to improvement of the Park.
HB 185 54-0 (1955) Author: Atwell, Ben Relating to amending Statutes by prohibiting the Texas State Parks Board from constructing hotels, lodges or motels.
HB 304 54-0 (1955) Author: Elliott, William Marshall "Bill" Relating to permitting the establishment of a period of time, preceding the regular hunting season, for the hunting of deer and turkey exclusively with bows and arrows; authorizing the Game and Fish Commission to prescribe rules and regulations in connection therewith; authorizing the Game and Fish Commission to prescribe a license therefor.
HB 386 54-0 (1955) Author: Hughes, Charles Ervin Relating to amending certain Acts by limiting expenditures for maintenance and operation of county-owned parks in certain counties.
HB 582 54-0 (1955) Author: Dugas, Jr., Louis Relating to providing for a closed season on deer in Orange County and Galveston County for a period of five years; providing a penalty.
HB 633 54-0 (1955) Author: Cory, Richard Henry "Dick" Relating to prohibiting the use of electricity-producing apparatus in fishing; providing a penalty for violation; making possession of such apparatus in certain circumstances prima facie evidence of a violation of this Act; repealing conflicting laws.
HB 685 54-0 (1955) Author: Murphy, Jr., Charles Alfred | et. al. Relating to validating, upon certain terms and conditions, State Park Improvement Bonds heretofore authorized by the Texas State Parks Board and all covenants and agreements and all actions and proceedings in connection therewith; and providing the bonds to be incontestable.
HB 785 54-0 (1955) Author: Latimer, Roy Truett Relating to an act applicable only to Lytle Lake, Taylor County, Texas, providing for a closed season on trotline fishing; limiting the number of hooks used on each pole and line or line to two; providing a penalty.
HB 916 54-0 (1955) Author: Holstein, Ligon L. Relating to prohibiting the taking of minnows from the waters of Karnes County for the purpose of sale; prohibiting certain persons from taking minnows from these waters; prohibiting the transportation of minnows out of the county for sale or any commercial purpose; limiting the number of minnows which may be transported out of the county and the number which may be in possession in a vehicle in the county; providing a penalty for violation of the Act; providing a penalty for violation of the Act; repealing conflicting laws.
HB 939 54-0 (1955) Author: Kirkham, Jr., Charles D. Relating to the open season and bag and possession limits for squirrel in Johnson County.
HB 942 54-0 (1955) Author: Lehman, Henry G. "Bud" Relating to closing the deer season in Commissioners Precinct No. 4 of Burleson County for a period of five (5) years; providing a penalty for violation of the Act; suspending conflicting laws.
SB 214 54-0 (1955) Author: Roberts, Herbert Ray Relating to amending certain Statutes by limiting expenditures for maintenance and operation of county-owned parks in certain counties.
SB 424 54-0 (1955) Author: Colson, Esther Neveille Relating to amending certain Acts authorizing the State Parks Board to sell timber from lands comprising the Huntsville State Park.
HB 207 53-0 (1953) Author: Fisk, Jack Gordon Relating to amending certain Statutes prohibiting the Texas State Parks Board from constructing hotels, lodges or motels.
HB 360 53-0 (1953) Author: Seeligson, Frates Slick Relating to amending certain Statutes by adding an additional power of home-ruled cities, the power to acquire by purchase or gift, historic building and grounds as an addition to their park and recreational facilities, and to support and maintain the same.
HB 541 53-0 (1953) Author: Fisk, Jack Gordon Relating to authorizing the Texas State Parks Board to acquire State park sites by purchase, gift or otherwise, and to improve, beautify and equip their several State parks and to contract with reference thereto, and in payment thereof, or to secure funds therefor, to issue evidences of indebtedness secured by the rents, revenues and incomes from such improvements and/or other fees, rents or revenues from any source other than appropriations made by the State Legislature.
HB 637 53-0 (1953) Author: Burkett, Jr., Joseph W. "Joe" Relating to repealing a certain article which authorizes acquirement and improvement of park sites payable from revenues of the parks.
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 667 53-0 (1953) Author: Sheridan, Edward Hueber "Ed" Relating to validating, ratifying, approving, and confirming the acquisition of certain lands for use as county parks in counties having a population of five hundred thousand (500,000) or more, according to the last preceding Federal Census, heretofore acquired and operated by such counties as county parks; validating, ratifying, approving, and confirming certain tax levies and proceedings had or authorized by the Commissioners Court of such counties for the improvement and operation of such parks.
HB 747 53-0 (1953) Author: Brown, Hulon Brasier Relating to amending certain Statutes so as to authorize Commissioners Courts of counties having three (3) or more county parks to levy and collect a tax not to exceed twelve cents (12¢) on the one hundred dollars assessed valuation for the purchase, improvement and maintenance of county parks upon determination of favor of said tax by the property taxpaying voters of such county at an election held for that purpose.
HB 768 53-0 (1953) Author: Hightower, Jack Relating to amending certain Acts pertaining to the leasing powers of the State Parks Board.
HB 908 53-0 (1953) Author: Smith, Max Carlton | et. al. Relating to amending certain Acts by transferring Nine Hundred Dollars ($900) of appropriated and unused money to other purposes.
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 156 53-1 (1954) Author: Jackson, James Horace Relating to making an appropriation to the State Park Board for the purpose of constructing additional cabins and providing adequate water and sewerage facilities in the Daingerfield State Park.
HB 2 52-0 (1951) Author: Wood, Bill D. | et. al. Relating to validating, ratifying, approving and confirming certain proceedings and bonds heretofore had or authorized by cities for the purpose of purchasing a park and recreational facilities and the construction and improvement of parking area and streets adjacent thereto, either or both; providing that this Act shall not apply to any proceedings or bonds the validity of which has been contested in any pending suit or litigation.
HB 183 52-0 (1951) Author: Garrett, Warren R. "Gabe" Relating to amending certain acts by providing for the approval of the County Commissioners Court to the appointment of members of Board of Park Commissioners.
HB 342 52-0 (1951) Author: Wisener, Jack K. Relating to authorizing the State Parks Board to repair, build or construct facilities to be used for recreational and park purposes at the Jim Hogg State Park; authorizing cooperation with other governmental agencies; authorizing the State Parks Board to pay for the repairing, building, or construction of such facilities; providing for the payment of same from the cutting and sale of such timber.
HB 559 52-0 (1951) Author: Loving, James William "Bill" Relating to imposing in the Texas State Parks Board additional powers and duties with respect to the operation of state parks and the acquisition of lands, property and improvements thereby, through purchase, lease, gift, condemnation or otherwise; authorizing said Board to erect hotels, restaurants, and buildings; imposing therein certain rights of regulation and inspection authorizing the imposition of fees and charges thereby.
HB 585 52-0 (1951) Author: Cassity, Jr., Osceola A. Relating to regulating the taking and killing of squirrels in Panola County; providing penalties for violation of this Act.
HB 641 52-0 (1951) Author: Kilgore, Joe Madison Relating to making an appropriation to the Texas State Parks Board of the sum of One Hundred Thousand ($100,000) Dollars, or so much thereof as may be necessary, out of any funds in the State Treasury not otherwise appropriated, to provide for separate equal facilities for Negroes in the State Parks System of Texas.
HB 722 52-0 (1951) Author: Rutherford, James T. Relating to amending certain statutes so as to authorize Commissioners Courts of counties having three (3) or more county parks to levy and collect a tax not to exceed Twelve Cents on the one hundred dollars assessed valuation for the purchase, improvement and maintenance of county parks upon determination of favor of said tax by the property taxpaying voters of such county at an election held for that purpose.
HB 806 52-0 (1951) Author: Hinson, George T. Relating to making an appropriation of Five Thousand Five Hundred Dollars ($5,500) for the improvement and maintenance of the Governor James Stephen Hogg Memorial Shrine, Wood County, Texas, during the biennium beginning September 1, 1951, and ending August 31, 1953.
HB 815 52-0 (1951) Author: Gray, Sr., Jessy Franklin Relating to making an emergency appropriation of Five Hundred Dollars ($500) out of any funds in the State Treasury not otherwise appropriated, to be expended by the Texas State Parks Board for reconditioning and repairing the Frio State Park in Frio County, Texas.
SB 70 52-0 (1951) Author: Carney, Howard A. Relating to making it unlawful to use any net in the waters of Caddo Lake and its tributaries for the purpose of taking fish between the hours of sunset and sunrise; making it unlawful to use a gig in the waters of Caddo Lake and its tributaries for the purpose of taking fish; providing a penalty for violation of this Act.
SB 309 52-0 (1951) Author: Bell, John Junior Relating to authorizing the Board for Lease of State Park Lands to execute geological, geophysical and other surveys and investigations on State Park Lands not subject to valid and subsisting oil and gas leases, providing the means and manner thereof.
SB 310 52-0 (1951) Author: Bell, John Junior Relating to amending certain acts providing for termination of mineral leases on Park Lands if there is no production within five (5) years.
SB 327 52-0 (1951) Author: McDonald, Warren Swann Relating to making an appropriation to the Texas State Parks Board of the sum of One Hundred Thousand ($100,000) Dollars, or so much thereof as may be necessary, out of any funds in the State Treasury not otherwise appropriated, to provide for separate equal facilities for Negroes in the State Parks System of Texas.
SB 461 52-0 (1951) Author: Ashley, Sr., Carlos C. Relating to authorizing the Texas State Parks Board to transfer and convey certain land in Llano County to the City of Llano.
HB 63 51-0 (1949) Author: Timmons, Jerome Blake Relating to making an appropriation for the purpose of the retirement of bonds issued under authority of Senate Bill No. 39, Acts of the 50th Legislature, 1947; providing the conditions under which said bonds shall be retired; authorizing the Highway Department to maintain certain roads.
HB 120 51-0 (1949) Author: Luedemann, J. Albert Relating to placing all State parks and all State historic parks, now under the control and custody of the State Board of Control, except the San Jacinto State Park, the San Jacinto Memorial Tower, and the Battleship Texas, under the control and custody of the State Parks Board, under the authority conferred upon the State Parks Board by existing laws; repealing all laws in conflict; providing for the transfer of all appropriations for the historical parks to the State Parks Board.
HB 442 51-0 (1949) Author: Cannon, Oscar E. Relating to providing for a Board of Park Commissioners for the equipping, operation and maintenance of public parks owned by certain counties, and providing for the delegation by those counties to such board of control of such parks
HB 466 51-0 (1949) Author: Spacek, Rudolph B. Relating to making an appropriation for the sum of Fourteen Hundred Seventy-eight ($1,478.00) Dollars or so much thereof as may be necessary for the purpose of installing one electric air pressure water pump and water system, erecting a flag pole, and other necessary items and Monument Hill State Park, to be administered by the Texas State Parks Board.
HB 718 51-0 (1949) Author: Stovell, Tom H. Relating to appropriating funds from the General Revenue Fund for the purpose of purchasing privately owned land within the boundaries of the Big Bend National Park; including a condemnation clause.
HB 723 51-0 (1949) Author: Johnson, J. Pearce Relating to amend certain Act so as to exclude State recreational parks from the terms of said Act.
HB 724 51-0 (1949) Author: Johnson, J. Pearce Relating to providing for the sale of oil and/or gas in and under certain State park lands; repealing all laws in conflict.
HB 767 51-0 (1949) Author: Fly, William S. "Bill" Relating to providing for the sale, production and marketing of oil and gas in all State Park Lands now operated by Local State Park Board or Commissioners with the advice and consent of the Board of Control as provided by any law, by lease thereof for such purpose; repealing all laws in conflict.
HB 768 51-0 (1949) Author: Fly, William S. "Bill" Relating to amending a previous Act, authorizing leasing of State parks for production of oil and gas.
HB 949 51-0 (1949) Author: Etheredge, Jr., M. B. Relating to ratifying and confirming the establishment of the Huntsville State Park by the State Parks Board, and providing that aid park shall continue and is declared to be a State Park; providing for a special fund in which such moneys shall be placed; providing for the expenditure of such fund.
SB 77 51-0 (1949) Author: Hazlewood, Grady Relating to making an appropriation for the purpose of the retirement of bonds issued under authority of Senate Bill No. 39, Acts of the 50th Legislature, 1947.
SB 151 51-0 (1949) Author: Vick, Kyle A. Relating to amending a previous Act, permitting the use of fruit jars with funnel attached for taking minnows for bait and the use of twenty-foot minnow seines and cast nets of any size mesh for bait and the use of twenty-foot minnow seines and cast nets of any size mesh for taking certain rough fish in McLennan County public waters; repealing conflicting laws.
SB 257 51-0 (1949) Author: Moore, W.T. "Bill" Relating to placing all state parks and all state historical parks, now under the control and custody of the State Board of Control, except the San Jacinto State Park, the San Jacinto Memorial Tower and the Battleship Texas, under the control and custody of the State Parks Board, under the authority conferred upon the State Parks Board by existing laws; specifically repealing previous Acts
SB 420 51-0 (1949) Author: Aikin, Jr., A.M. Relating to amending a previous Act relating to leasing of oil rights so as to exclude State Recreational Parks from the terms of said Act.
SB 421 51-0 (1949) Author: Aikin, Jr., A.M. Relating to providing for the sale of oil and/or gas in the lands under control of the State Parks Board; repealing all laws in conflict.
SB 424 51-0 (1949) Author: Vick, Kyle A. | et. al. Relating to making an appropriation of $2,800 for the repair and preservation of the columns of the Old Baylor University Building, located in the Independence State Park.
SB 427 51-0 (1949) Author: Kelley, Rogers Relating to authorizing Commissioners' Courts of counties bordering on the Gulf of Mexico and in which is located any island or islands suitable for park purposes, to create a Board of Park Commissioners in such counties; providing this Act shall be cumulative; providing this Act shall be severable.
SB 486 51-0 (1949) Author: Colson, Esther Neveille Relating to authorizing the State Parks Board to repair, build or construct a dam or dams on the rivers or streams running through the Huntsville State Park for the purpose of impounding the waters thereof and forming reservoirs or lakes, or other improvements to be used for recreational and park purposes; repealing all laws and parts of laws in conflict herewith; providing a saving clause; providing for expenditure of such fund.
HB 71 51-1 (1950) Author: Cannon, Oscar E. | et. al. Relating to amending a previous Act, providing for the approval of the County Commissioners' Court to the appointment of members of the Board of Park Commissioners; providing that this act be cumulative of all other laws but shall take precedence in event of conflict with other laws; providing a severability clause.
SB 19 51-1 (1950) Author: McDonald, Warren Swann Relating to requiring separate facilities for white and negro citizens in the system of State parks and the use thereof.
SB 31 51-1 (1950) Author: Bracewell, Jr., Joseph Searcy Relating to amending a previous Act, increasing the purposes for which money appropriated to the San Jacinto State Park, may be used.
SB 36 51-1 (1950) Author: Kelley, Rogers Relating to amending a previous Act, providing for the approval of the County Commissioners' Court to the appointment of members of the Board of Park Commissioners; providing that this Act be cumulative of all other laws but shall take precedence in event of conflict with other laws; providing a severability clause.
HB 108 50-0 (1947) Author: Timmons, Jerome Blake Relating to authorizing Texas State Parks Board to renew and extend outstanding indebtedness secured by Deeds of Trust and Vendor's Lien on properties comprising Palo Duro Canyon State Park; providing that the provisions of this Act are separable.
HB 193 50-0 (1947) Author: Spacek, Rudolph B. Relating to making an emergency appropriation for the support and maintenance of the Monument Hill State Park for the remainder of the biennium ending August 31, 1947, to be administered by the Texas State Parks Board.
HB 335 50-0 (1947) Author: Hydrick, Jr., Isom P. "Bill" Relating to making an appropriation for the improvement of Caddo Lake State Park; providing a saving clause.
HB 649 50-0 (1947) Author: Heflin, James McDonald Relating to placing all State Parks and all other tracts of land used or to be used by the State for the purposes of public parks and/or recreational areas, including all public parks, historical parks, and/or recreational areas now under the control and custody of the State Board of Control, except the San Jacinto Memorial Tower, under the control and custody of the State Parks Board, under the authority conferred upon such Board by existing law; repealing all laws in conflict.
HB 713 50-0 (1947) Author: Blankenship, Dallas A. Relating to amending a previous Act so as to authorize the levy of a tax to pay bonds and interest thereon issued by cities or counties for purchase or improvement, or purchase and improvement of lands for park purposes.
HB 787 50-0 (1947) Author: Fly, William S. "Bill" Relating to creating Fannin State Park Commission; authorizing the government of the United States to erect a memorial under certain conditions.
HB 830 50-0 (1947) Author: Celaya, Augustine Relating to creating and dedicating the Port Isabel Lighthouse in Cameron County as a State Historical Site.
HB 840 50-0 (1947) Author: Shell, J. Harvey Relating to granting permission to Refugio County to use and improve Copano Bay and the shore line thereof adjacent to proposed St. Mary's County Park in Refugio County, and to use silt, mud, and shell dredged from the bay to fill highland, and make new land, and to construct, erect, and operate improvements, extending wholly or partially into said bay.
HB 864 50-0 (1947) Author: Edwards, Jr., Britton T. Relating to authorizing individuals, firms and corporations to construct and build improvements in Garner State Park and to charge for the use of such improvements, providing that upon receipt of revenues from such improvements sufficient to repay the investment made therein, with reasonable interest, not to exceed six per cent (6%) per annum, the said improvement shall revert and become the property of said Park; repealing all laws and parts of laws in conflict herewith.
HB 865 50-0 (1947) Author: Edwards, Jr., Britton T. Relating to creating a Commission for Garner State Park, independent of the State Park Board; repealing all laws and parts of laws in conflict.
HB 868 50-0 (1947) Author: Hydrick, Jr., Isom P. "Bill" Relating to providing for appropriations for the general improvement of the grounds and buildings of the various State parks of the State of Texas, and the establishment of suitable recreational facilities; providing a saving clause.
SB 39 50-0 (1947) Author: Hazlewood, Grady Relating to authorizing Texas State Parks Board to renew and extend outstanding indebtedness secured by deeds of trust and vendor's lien on properties comprising Palo Duro Canyon State Park; providing that the provisions of this Act are severable.
SB 322 50-0 (1947) Author: Jones, Charles R. | et. al. Relating to creating parks near Lake Texoma in Grayson County and near Fredericksburg in Gillespie County, to be called "Nimitz-Eisenhower Parks."
SB 376 50-0 (1947) Author: Vick, Kyle A. Relating to creating a State Park in Washington County, Texas, to be known as "Independence State Park."
SB 382 50-0 (1947) Author: Kelley, Rogers Relating to authorizing the State Parks Board to accept title in behalf of the State of Texas to the Port Isabel Lighthouse and the site on which it is located.
HB 610 49-0 (1945) Author: Sadler, Harley Herman Relating to providing for the transfer to the State Board of Control of the land upon which is located the CCC Camp at Longhorn Cavern State Park, Burnet County, Texas; repealing all laws or parts of laws in conflict herewith.
HB 748 49-0 (1945) Author: Hartzog, Howard G. Relating to making an appropriation for repairing storm damages for the Fannin State Park, Fannin, Texas.
SB 128 49-0 (1945) Author: Mauritz, Fred Relating to placing all State Parks and all other tracts of land used or to be used by the State for the purposes of public park and/or recreational areas, including all public parks, historical parks, and/or recreational areas now under the control and custody of the State Board of Control, under the control and custody of the State Parks Board, under the authority conferred upon such Board by existing law; providing that all laws which are in conflict, in whole or in part with this Act are hereby repealed.
SB 236 49-0 (1945) Author: Aikin, Jr., A.M. | et. al. Relating to providing for the transfer to the State Board of Control of the land upon which is located the CCC Camp at Longhorn Cavern State Park, Burnet County, Texas.
SB 299 49-0 (1945) Author: Jones, Charles R. Relating to amending certain Statutes by providing for the Commissioners Court to maintain County Parks.
SB 350 49-0 (1945) Author: Sulak, Louis J. Relating to making an appropriation for the support and maintenance of the Monument Hill State Park for the two-year period beginning September 1, 1945, and ending August 31, 1947, to be administered by the Texas State Parks Board.
HB 87 48-0 (1943) Author: Klingeman, Fred V. Relating to validating the conveyances, transfers and agreements of transfer, exchanges or conveyances made by the Texas State Parks Board in connection with the Big Bend National Park acquisition program; validating the abandonment by the Texas State Parks Board of certain lands.
HB 92 48-0 (1943) Author: Spacek, Rudolph B. Relating to prohibiting the taking of squirrels in Fayette County, Texas, during certain months of each year; providing a penalty for violation of said Act.
HB 227 48-0 (1943) Author: Coker, A. W. Relating to providing for the protection of the game and fish resources of Walker County; providing for classification, control and/or destruction of such predatory animals to be vested in the County Commissioners Court of said County; providing for bounty.
SB 75 48-0 (1943) Author: Winfield, Henry L. Relating to validating the conveyances, transfers and agreements of transfer, exchanges or conveyances made by the Texas State Parks Board in connection with the Big Bend National Park acquisition program and providing that all such conveyances or transfers shall be in fee simple.
SB 246 48-0 (1943) Author: Mauritz, Fred Relating to placing all State Parks and all other tracts of land used or to be used by the State for the purpose of public parks and/or recreational areas, including all public parks, historical parks, and/or recreational areas now under the control and custody of the State Board of Control, under the control and custody of the State Parks Board, under the authority conferred upon such Board by existing law; providing that all laws relating to the same shall be executed and administered by the State Parks Board.
HB 2 47-0 (1941) Author: Brown, Jr., Sherwood | et. al. Relating to granting certain cities the right of use and occupancy for park purposes of tidelands and bed and waters of the Gulf of Mexico to a certain extent.
HB 63 47-0 (1941) Author: Huffman, Calvin Combest "Cal" | et. al. Relating to making an appropriation of $1,500,000 to the Texas State Parks Board for the purpose of acquiring property which was designated and established as Big Bend National Park in Brewster County by the General and Special Laws.
HB 110 47-0 (1941) Author: Whitesides, Washington M. | et. al. Relating to creating and dedicating a State Park known as Jim Hogg Memorial Park in Cherokee County, two (2) miles Northeast of the Town of Rusk.
HB 247 47-0 (1941) Author: Colson, Esther Neveille Relating to amending certain Statutes so as to fix the number and extent of county parks.
HB 497 47-0 (1941) Author: Whitesides, Washington M. Relating to appropriating a certain amount for creation and improvement of Jim Hogg Memorial Park in Cherokee County.
HB 680 47-0 (1941) Author: Celaya, Augustine Relating to amending a certain Act authorizing and empowering the Texas State Parks Board to acquire State Park sites by purchase, gift or otherwise.
HB 681 47-0 (1941) Author: Celaya, Augustine Relating to conferring upon any conservation district created by or under the authority of the laws of this State the power and authority to contract with the Texas State Parks Board, and vice versa, for the establishment of a public park within the confines of said conservation district.
HB 682 47-0 (1941) Author: Celaya, Augustine Relating to providing that it shall be unlawful for any person to take, catch, ensnare, or trap any fish by any means whatsoever in any waters of any public park under the control of the Texas State Parks Board, without the consent of the keeper, caretaker, or superintendent of said park; providing a penalty.
HB 683 47-0 (1941) Author: Celaya, Augustine Relating to providing that it shall be unlawful for any person to kill, wound, shoot at, hurt or molest any wild animals, wild birds, or wild fowl found within the bounds of any public park under the control of the Texas State Parks Board, at any season of the year; providing a penalty.
HB 684 47-0 (1941) Author: Celaya, Augustine Relating to providing that it shall be unlawful for any person to operate or drive a motor or other vehicle upon any road in any public park under the control of the Texas State Parks Board at a rate of speed in excess of twenty (20) miles per hour, providing a penalty and authorizing any peace officer to arrest without a warrant for any violation of any provision of this Act.
HB 685 47-0 (1941) Author: Celaya, Augustine Relating to providing that it shall be unlawful for any person to bring into, sell or consume any alcoholic beverage within the confines or limits of any public park under the control of the Texas State Parks Board; providing a penalty.
HB 686 47-0 (1941) Author: Celaya, Augustine Relating to amending a certain Act authorizing the State Parks Board to operate or grant concessions in State Parks and to operate concessions or make concession contracts for any causeway, beach drive, or other improvements in connection with State Park sites; providing that the revenue thus earned shall when collected be placed in the State Treasury.
SB 13 47-0 (1941) Author: Stone, William E. Relating to granting to certain cities in this State bordering upon the Gulf of Mexico the right of use and occupancy for park purposes of tidelands and bed and waters of the Gulf of Mexico.
SB 128 47-0 (1941) Author: Winfield, Henry L. Relating to appropriating $1,500,000 to the Texas State Parks Board for the purpose of acquiring property for Big Bend National Park.
SB 323 47-0 (1941) Author: Spears, J. Franklin Relating to amending certain Act authorizing the issuance of bonds by any city and/or county for the purchase and/or improvement of lands for park purposes.
SB 332 47-0 (1941) Author: Metcalfe, Penrose B. Relating to amending a certain Act by authorizing each commissioners court to levy a tax for the purchase and improvement of lands for use as county parks.
SB 475 47-0 (1941) Author: Mauritz, Fred Relating to accepting title to and establishing King's State Park and setting up a Board of Commissioners to advise and assist the Board of Control in the improvement, care, and preservation of said park.
HB 291 46-0 (1939) Author: Smith, Paris Relating to declaring and designating the Brazoria County coast line a State Park and dedicating it to the general public for use as a Texas State Park.
HB 372 46-0 (1939) Author: Cauthorn, Albert R. | et. al. Relating to directing and establishing the Big Bend National Park in Brewster County, Texas, etc.
HB 879 46-0 (1939) Author: Petsch, Alfred P.C. Relating to authorizing and directing the Commissioner of the General Land Office of the State of Texas to deed, convey, and transfer all right, title, and interest of whatsoever class, kind, or character directly or indirectly belonging to the State of Texas, in and to that tract of land known as the Blanco State Park, which said tract of land is located in the City of Blanco, Blanco County, Texas.
HB 898 46-0 (1939) Author: Gilmer, Claud Henry Relating to providing the appropriation of $3,600.00 payable out of any funds in the State Treasury for the maintenance and operation of the Kerrville State Park in Kerr County, Texas, etc.
HB 993 46-0 (1939) Author: Vint, Edward Lee Relating to providing for acquiring and acceptance of title from San Felipe Park Association and Corporation of San Felipe de Austin to about six hundred, fifty (650) acres of land situated in Austin County, Texas; providing for management and control, fencing, beautifying and improving said land; the same to be designated by name as "Stephen F. Austin State Park."
HB 1112 46-0 (1939) Author: White, Jr., Joseph Relating to providing that out of taxes remitted by the State of Texas to certain counties for the purpose of acquiring and improving land for State parks.
HB 1139 46-0 (1939) Author: Harp, Robert A. Relating to authorizing the Commissioners Court of Childress County to make a land grant to the State Park Board of the State of Texas for the purpose of creating a State Park.
SB 86 46-0 (1939) Author: Stone, William E. Relating to declaring and designating the Brazoria County coast line a State Park and dedicating it to the general public for use as a Texas State Park.
SB 123 46-0 (1939) Author: Winfield, Henry L. Relating to dedicating and establishing the Big Bend National Park in Brewster County, Texas.
SB 298 46-0 (1939) Author: Small, Sr., Charles Clinton "Clint" Relating to setting out the authority of the Texas State Parks Board in all matters pertaining to land titles and interests, authorizing the acceptance, rejection, conveyance, or reconveyance of park sites.
SB 299 46-0 (1939) Author: Stone, William E. Relating to approving the Quintana State Park offered by the citizens of Brazoria County.
SB 347 46-0 (1939) Author: Brownlee, J. Houghton Relating to authorizing the State Parks Board to acquire, build and construct parkways, roads, bridges and trails to park-sites on Buchanan and Inks Lakes in Burnet, Travis, Llano, Lampasas, Williamson and San Saba Counties; authorizing the Board to cooperate and match funds with other State and Federal agencies; making an appropriation to carry out the terms of this Act.
SB 448 46-0 (1939) Author: Beck, E. Harold Relating to directing the Texas State Parks Board to execute quit-claim deeds to lands situated in the Big Bend Park in Brewster County which were sold for taxes and acquired by the State for park purposes under the terms of Chapter 100, Acts of the First Called Session of the Forty-third Legislature, to the original owners in cases where the taxes were not actually delinquent, and where tax receipts or tax certificates can be produced showing payment of such taxes.
SB 453 46-0 (1939) Author: Sulak, Louis J. Relating to providing for acquiring and acceptance of title of about 14 acres of the original Five League Grant, from San Felipe Park Association and Corporation of San Felipe de Austin to about six hundred fifty (650) acres of land situated in Austin County, Texas, and being a part of the original Five League Grant from the Republic of Mexico to the town of San Felipe de Austin; providing for management and control, beautifying and improving said land, the same to be designated by name as "Stephen F. Austin State Park."
HB 571 45-0 (1937) Relating to authorizing and directing the Commissioner of the General Land Office of the State of Texas to deed, convey, assign and/or transfer all right, title, and interest of whatsoever class, kind or character, directly or indirectly belonging to the State of Texas, in and to that tract of land known as the Lampasas State Park, situated in Lampasas County, Texas, said land to be conveyed to the city of Lampasas, Texas, which said tract of land was heretofore donated to the State of Texas for park purposes by the citizenship of Lampasas, Texas, but no improvement made thereon by the State of Texas.
SB 278 45-0 (1937) Relating to authorizing the State Board of Control to transfer to Harris County, Texas, the title held by the State of Texas in certain lands situated within the boundaries of the San Jacinto State Park to be used as a right-of-way for road purposes within said Park, in exchange for certain land owned by Harris County, Texas, within the boundaries of said Park and now used for road purposes therein, and authorizing the State Board of Control to execute a Quit Claim Deed conveying the State's title to said land for right-of-way purposes for the construction and maintenance of a road within the boundaries of said Park, and validating the proceedings of the Commissioners' Court of Harris County, Texas, and the execution of the deed of conveyance of said property by the County Judge of Harris County, Texas, in consummating this exchange of land.
SB 338 45-0 (1937) Relating to authorizing State Parks Board to accept money and land donations.
SB 376 45-0 (1937) Relating to authorizing the State Parks Board to investigate feasibility of establishing a national park in the Jeff Davis Mountains.
SB 13 45-2 (1937) Relating to removing additional Public School lands from sale and lease, and providing for the management of public donations by the Texas State Parks Board.
HB 80 44-0 (1935) Author: Dwyer, Pat Relating to providing for abandonment of county parks when site is found undesirable.
HB 172 44-0 (1935) Author: Lindsey, James Franklin Relating to the authority of counties and incorporated cities and the Texas State Parks Board, separately, or in cooperation with each other, to acquire by gift or purchase land for public parks.
HB 527 44-0 (1935) Author: Clayton, William Edwin | et. al. Relating to making certain emergency appropriations out of the General Revenue of the State of Texas for the support and maintenance of the Texas State Parks Board.
HB 99 43-0 (1933) Author: Johnson, Andrew Percy Relating to authorizing and directing the Commissioner of the General Land Office of the State of Texas, to deed, convey, assign and/or transfer all right, title, and interest of whatsever class, kind or character directly or indirectly belonging to the State of Texas in and to that tract of land known as the 26.5 acre Park Site situated near Con Can Post Office in Uvalde County, Texas, to A. B. Mayhew.
HB 104 43-0 (1933) Author: Savage, William Thomas | et. al. Relating amending certain statutes relating to the authority of counties and incorporated cities and the Texas State Parks Board, separately, or in cooperation with each other, to acquire by gift or purchase land for public parks.
HB 771 43-0 (1933) Author: Wagstaff, Robert McAlpine | et. al. Relating to providing for the creation of the Texas Canyons State Park; withdrawing certain public school lands in Brewster and Presidio Counties, Texas, from sale; reserving all minerals to the Public School Fund.
HB 890 43-0 (1933) Author: Dunlap, Edwin Donald "Ed" | et. al. Relating to authorizing and providing a method for the Commissioner of the General Land Office to lease to the Alejandro G. Trevino Post No. 390 of the American Legion of the Willacy County, Texas, certain submerged lands under the waters of Red Fish Bay in Willacy County, Texas, adjacent to certain tract of land now owned by said American Legion Post which fronts on said bay and prescribing the terms and conditions of such lease; providing this lease does not include the minerals in said lands, but all minerals are reserved to the State and said lands shall be subject to mineral development under the General Laws of the State.
SB 532 43-0 (1933) Author: Small, Sr., Charles Clinton "Clint" Relating to authorizing the Texas State Parks Board to acquire State park sites by purchase, gift or otherwise, and to improve, beautify and equip their several State Parks and to contract with reference thereto, and in payment thereof, or to secure funds therefor, to issue evidences of indebtedness secured by the rents, revenues and incomes from such improvements and/or other fees, rents or revenues from any source other than appropriations made by the State Legislature.
SB 566 43-0 (1933) Author: Purl, George Clark Relating to the authority of counties and incorporated cities and the Texas State Parks Board, separately, or in cooperation with each other, to acquire by gift or purchase land for public parks.
HB 26 43-1 (1933) Author: Townsend, Everett Ewing | et. al. Relating to providing for the transfer of certain lands to the State of Texas and to the State Parks Board for park purposes; authorizing said Texas State Park Board to contract to exchange said lands for other lands for park purposes, such contracts to become effective when approved by a Board consisting of the Governor, Attorney General, and Commissioner of the General Land Office.
SB 78 43-2 (1934) Author: Woodul, Sr., Walter Frank Relating to authorizing each county, and the commissioners' court thereof, of the State of Texas, which has a population of more than 250,000 as shown by the last official Federal Census to acquire by purchase lands for use as county public parks; this Act shall expire and cease to be in force and effect after July 1, 1934, except any bonds and/or time warrants issued prior to said date and maturing thereafter shall remain valid and in full force and effect until paid.
HB 988 42-0 (1931) Author: Satterwhite, Robert Lee Relating to authorizing counties and incorporated cities and the Texas State Parks Board, separately, or in cooperation with each other, to acquire by gift or purchase land for public parks, authorizing the issuance of bonds and levy of taxes therefor, providing for control and operation of such parks.
SB 156 42-0 (1931) Author: Stevenson, James W. Relating to providing for acquiring and acceptance of title from Goliad County and the City of Goliad to certain lots and blocks of land, being parts of the Four League Grant from the State of Coahuila and Texas to the Town of Goliad.
SB 203 42-0 (1931) Author: Neal, Mary Elizabeth "Margie" | et. al. Relating to more adequately providing for State Parks, providing a means by which the State Parks may earn revenue in concessions and concession contracting.
SB 572 42-0 (1931) Author: Holbrook, Thomas Jefferson Relating to making better provisions for public parks and playgrounds outside the limits of incorporated cities.
HB 711 41-0 (1929) Author: Woodall, Benjamin J. "Ben" Relating to preserving Caddo Lake for fishing, hunting and park purposes.
SB 90 41-0 (1929) Author: Holbrook, Thomas Jefferson Relating to authorizing certain incorporated cities to acquire and maintain recreational parks and playgrounds outside of the city limits.
SB 186 41-0 (1929) Author: Holbrook, Thomas Jefferson Relating to authorizing certain incorporated cities, to dispose of property which has been designated for public park purposes and which has never been used for that purpose on account of being unsuitable.
SB 184 41-2 (1929) Author: Stevenson, James W. Relating to leasing to certain persons as Trustees for Bee County American Legion Post No. 274 a tract of land for park purposes.
HB 215 40-0 (1927) Author: Finlay, Sr., James Relating to providing that the State Board of Control and State Parks Board shall give due consideration to the Pecan Tree when beautifying State Parks or other public property belonging to the State.
HB 401 40-0 (1927) Author: Holder, Ray Relating to authorizing cities which have a certain number of inhabitants, in case of condemnation of land for establishing or enlarging certain grounds; to provide that the cost of such land should be paid for by the property owners owning property in the vicinity thereof.
SB 70 40-1 (1927) Author: Reid, J. W. Relating to permitting the issuance of bonds by counties for the purpose of funding or refunding indebtedness heretofore incurred for the purchase and improvement of county parks.
HB 323 39-0 (1925) Author: Pearce, Allen Leroy | et. al. Relating to repealing certain statute relating to State parks and creating a State parks board; refusing to accept title to any land donated or deeded to the State and returning to the donors any land donated or deeded. House: State Affairs
HB 409 39-0 (1925) Author: Rowland, Charles T. Relating to the right of certain counties to issue bonds for the purpose of providing parks and to purchase lands for that purpose; providing a tax to pay the interest on such bonds and creating a sinking fund. House: Revenue and Taxation
SB 73 39-0 (1925) Author: Reid, J. W. Relating to amending certain statute empowering commissioners courts to acquire lands for county park purposes and levy taxes therefor so as to provide for the levy of taxes or the issue of bonds for the purchase and improvement of lands for county parks, if authorized by majority vote of the qualified property taxpaying voters of the county, voting at election held for such purposes; providing that the law for holding elections on other county bond shall apply to tax and bond elections herein authorized. Senate: Counties and County Boundaries
SJR 22 39-0 (1925) Author: Berkeley, Benjamin Franklin | et. al. Relating to authorizing the State Park Board to solicit donations for the purpose of public parks and to accept the title to any such tracts of land. Senate: State Affairs
SB 377 38-0 (1923) Author: Bowers, Richard Saffarrans | et. al. Relating to designating the lands acquired by the State of Texas under the provisions of the General Laws of Texas as "The Washington State Park".
SB 73 38-2 (1923) Author: Ridgeway, Thomas Henry | et. al. Relating to State Parks; creating a State Parks Board to investigate prospective Park sites in the State and report to the Legislature wtih recommendations.
HB 335 37-0 (1921) Author: Fly, William Madden Relating to reducing the size of Gonzales State Park.
HB 493 36-0 (1919) Author: Davidson, Lynch | et. al. Relating to providing for the construction of a road and highway in and through the San Jacinto State Park, and providing for the use of convict labor for the construction of such road and highway, and appropriating out of the general revenue not heretofore appropriated the sum of twenty thousand dollars, for the construction and maintenance of such road.
HB 188 36-2 (1919) Author: Davidson, Lynch | et. al. Relating to providing for the construction of a road and highway in and through San Jacinto State Park and to provide for the use of convict labor; making an appropriation.
SB 142 36-2 (1919) Author: Strickland, Jeff J. Relating to providing for the construction of a road and highway in and through the San Jacinto State Park; making an appropriation.
HB 13 35-0 (1917) Author: Mendell, Jr., George W. | et. al. Relating to confirming and enlarging, granting and regranting, dedicating and rededicating to the City of Austin, Texas, for exclusively Municipal Park and other recreational purposes, a strip of land of varying width fronting the Colorado River in the City of Austin, Texas, and extending from Waller to Shoal Creeks, and recognizing any leases heretofore made by the State of Texas of any part of said strip of land and providing for forfeiture to State of Texas if used for other purposes.
SB 38 35-0 (1917) Author: Caldwell, Walter Douglass Relating to confirming and enlarging a certain strip of land front the Colorado river and extending from Waller to Shoal creek to the City of Austin for a municipal park and other recreational purposes.
SB 166 35-0 (1917) Author: Smith, Lon A. Relating to authorizing the city council, board of commissioners or city manager of any incorporated city in this State to levy and collect a tax not to exceed five cents on each $100.00 of assessed valuation of the city for one year for the purchase and improvement of lands for city parks, and providing the manner of acquiring lands for park purposes, and providing for the management and control of said city parks.
HB 45 34-0 (1915) Author: Mendell, Jr., George W. | et. al. Relating to confirming and enlarging, granting and re-granting a certain strip of land to the City of Austin, Texas.
HB 153 34-0 (1915) Author: Davis, John E. Relating to authorizing the commissioners court of any county in the State to levy and collect a tax not to exceed five (5) cents on each $100 of assessed valuation of the county for one year for the purchase and improvement of lands for county parks, and providing the manner of acquiring lands for park purposes, and providing for the management and control of said county parks.
HB 5 33-0 (1913) Author: Davis, John E. Relating to authorizing the commissioners court in any county to levy and collect a tax not to exceed 5 cents on each 100 dollars of assessed valuation of the county for one year for the purchase, improvement and management of park lands.
HB 492 33-0 (1913) Author: Robertson, Osborne B. | et. al. Relating to acquiring title from the City of Gonzales certain land to be designated by the name as "Gonzales State Park"; making an appropriation.
HB 667 33-0 (1913) Author: Reedy, D. M. Relating to creating a special fish law for Smith County, Texas; exempting said county from certain provisions of the general fish and game laws of Texas.
SB 342 33-0 (1913) Author: Conner, Robert P. Relating to amending statutes, authorizing the sale and conveyance by cities and towns of public squares or parks, and providing for the investment of the proceeds of such sale.
HB 476 30-0 (1907) Relating to authorizing the government of the United States to obtain title to land for a national park to be located in the counties of Armstrong and Randall, in the State of Texas, and to condemn same and to define procedure for such condemnation.
SB 18 30-0 (1907) Relating to providing for acquiring by purchase or condemnation about fourteen acres of land, being a part of and adjoining the San Jacinto battle grounds, and fronting upon the navigable waters of Buffalo Bayou; and providing for fencing, beautifying and improving the lands of the San Jacinto battlefield, now owned or hereafter aquired by the State of Texas, the same to be designated by name as "San Jacinto State Park".
HB 232 28-0 (1903) Relating to preserving and protecting the wild game, wild birds and wild fowl of the State, to provide adequate penalties for the unlawful taking, slaughter, sale or shipment thereof. (HB 33, 37, 61, 176, 232, and 277 combined.)
SB 79 26-0 (1899) Relating to amending Section 6, of an act approved May the 6th, 1897, for the establishment of a public park on the site of the battle field of San Jacinto, and providing for the purchase and condemnation of a sufficient amount of land upon which to establish said park, and making an appropriation therefor, so as to extend the time within which the commissioners may make their final report under the provisions of the act.
SB 366 25-0 (1897) Relating to the establishment of a public park on the site of the battle field of San Jacinto, and providing for the purchase and condemnation of a sufficient amount of land upon which to establish said park, and making an appropriation therefor.
SB 66 23-0 (1893) Relating to preventing fishing and hunting on the enclosed lands of another.

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