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HB 307 86-0 (2019) Author: Flynn, Dan | et. al. Relating to the posting of the Ten Commandments in public school classrooms. House: Public Education Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 445 86-0 (2019) Author: González, Mary Relating to exceptions from the requirement for a person under the direction or control of a local entity or campus police department to assist or cooperate with federal immigration officers. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 948 86-0 (2019) Author: Metcalf, Will | et. al. Relating to the period for which certain land owned by a religious organization for the purpose of expanding a place of religious worship or constructing a new place of religious worship may be exempted from ad valorem taxation. House: Ways & Means Placed on General State Calendar
HB 1035 86-0 (2019) Author: Zedler, Bill | et. al. Relating to protecting freedom of conscience from government discrimination. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 1164 86-0 (2019) Author: Anchia, Rafael Relating to the offense involving the carrying of handguns by license holders on the premises or property of certain recreational facilities. House: Homeland Security & Public Safety Referred to Homeland Security & Public Safety
HB 1571 86-0 (2019) Author: Flynn, Dan Relating to enhancing the criminal penalties for burglary of a place of assembly or worship. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
HB 1582 86-0 (2019) Author: Lang, Mike | et. al. Relating to the authority of a school district or open-enrollment charter school to employ or provide chaplains. House: Public Education Referred to Public Education
HB 1681 86-0 (2019) Author: Ashby, Trent Relating to peer assistance programs for employees of local law enforcement agencies. House: Homeland Security & Public Safety
Senate: Criminal Justice
Referred to Criminal Justice
HB 1870 86-0 (2019) Author: Rosenthal, Jon Relating to prohibiting certain conduct intended to intimidate or interfere with a person seeking or providing health care services or attending an established place of religious worship; increasing a criminal penalty. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
HB 2109 86-0 (2019) Author: Flynn, Dan | et. al. Relating to the right of recusal from the performance of certain marriage ceremonies. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues Failed to receive affirmative vote in comm.
HB 2216 86-0 (2019) Author: Biedermann, Kyle | et. al. Relating to display of the national motto in government buildings. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 2302 86-0 (2019) Author: Bonnen, Greg | et. al. Relating to regulation by a property owners' association of certain religious displays. House: Business & Industry Placed on General State Calendar
HB 2338 86-0 (2019) Author: Noble, Candy
Sponsor: Hughes, Bryan
Relating to the exemption from the taxes imposed on the sale, use, or rental of a motor vehicle for certain motor vehicles used for religious purposes. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Finance
Effective on 9/1/19
HB 2827 86-0 (2019) Author: King, Phil | et. al. Relating to discrimination by a state agency against an applicant for or holder of an occupational license. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 2892 86-0 (2019) Author: Oliverson, Tom | et. al. Relating to the right of conscientious refusal of a health care service. House: Public Health Referred to Public Health
HB 3172 86-0 (2019) Author: Krause, Matt | et. al. Relating to the protection of membership in and support to religious organizations. House: State Affairs Returned to committee
HB 3957 86-0 (2019) Author: Turner, John Relating to expedited death certificates for religious purposes. House: Public Health Referred to Public Health
HB 4151 86-0 (2019) Author: Middleton, Mayes | et. al. Relating to a period of prayer in public schools and at school-sponsored athletic events. House: Public Education Referred to Public Education
HB 4327 86-0 (2019) Author: Martinez, Armando Relating to the establishment or use of perpetual care cemeteries located outside certain municipalities. House: Land & Resource Management Referred to Land & Resource Management
HB 4357 86-0 (2019) Author: Sanford, Scott | et. al. Relating to the authority of a mental health provider to offer services or counseling based on the provider's sincerely held religious beliefs. House: Public Health Referred to Public Health
HB 4497 86-0 (2019) Author: Hefner, Cole Relating to protecting freedom of conscience from government discrimination for businesses and other persons. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 4512 86-0 (2019) Author: Cain, Briscoe Relating to the rights of persons relating to a marriage that violates a sincerely held religious belief. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues Referred to Juvenile Justice & Family Issues
HCR 17 86-0 (2019) Author: Stephenson, Phil | et. al. Supporting prayers, including the use of the word "God," at public gatherings and displays of the Ten Commandments in public educational institutions and other government buildings. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
SB 17 86-0 (2019) Author: Perry, Charles | et. al. Relating to discrimination by a state agency against an applicant for or holder of an occupational license. House: State Affairs
Senate: State Affairs
Referred to State Affairs
SB 85 86-0 (2019) Author: Hall, Bob Relating to the regulation of the conduct of certain counseling professions. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 206 86-0 (2019) Author: Kolkhorst, Lois | et. al. Relating to the authority of a school district or open-enrollment charter school to employ or provide chaplains. Senate: Education Co-author authorized
SB 227 86-0 (2019) Author: Bettencourt, Paul | et. al. Relating to regulation by a property owners' association of certain religious displays. Senate: Business & Commerce Co-author authorized
SB 444 86-0 (2019) Author: Perry, Charles | et. al. Relating to discrimination by a state agency against an applicant for or holder of an occupational license. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SB 535 86-0 (2019) Author: Campbell, Donna | et. al.
Sponsor: Flynn, Dan | et. al.
Relating to the carrying of a handgun by a license holder on the premises of certain places of religious worship. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/19
SB 675 86-0 (2019) Author: Hughes, Bryan Relating to the exemption from the taxes imposed on the sale, use, or rental of a motor vehicle for certain motor vehicles used for religious purposes. Senate: Finance Referred to Finance
SB 679 86-0 (2019) Author: Hall, Bob Relating to display of the national motto in government buildings. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 1000 86-0 (2019) Author: Watson, Kirk | et. al.
Sponsor: Krause, Matt
Relating to the municipal regulation of housing for homeless individuals provided by a religious organization. House: Urban Affairs
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Committee report sent to Calendars
SB 1009 86-0 (2019) Author: Birdwell, Brian Relating to the right of recusal from the performance of certain marriage ceremonies. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 1107 86-0 (2019) Author: Kolkhorst, Lois | et. al. Relating to the right of conscientious refusal of a health care service. Senate: Health & Human Services Co-author authorized
SB 1978 86-0 (2019) Author: Hughes, Bryan | et. al.
Sponsor: Krause, Matt | et. al.
Relating to the protection of membership in, affiliation with, and support provided to religious organizations. House: State Affairs
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/19
SB 2090 86-0 (2019) Author: Hughes, Bryan Relating to inclusion of Bible instruction in the required English language arts curriculum for public school students. Senate: Education Referred to Education
SB 2373 86-0 (2019) Author: Hughes, Bryan | et. al. Relating to certain deceptive trade practices by interactive computer services. House: Business & Industry
Senate: State Affairs
Left pending in committee
SB 2555 86-0 (2019) Author: Lucio, Jr., Eddie Relating to the presence of a spiritual leader during the execution of a person. Senate: Criminal Justice Referred to Criminal Justice
HB 255 85-0 (2017) Author: Anchia, Rafael Relating to the offense involving the carrying of handguns by license holders on the premises or property of certain recreational facilities. House: Homeland Security & Public Safety Left pending in committee
HB 421 85-0 (2017) Author: Rinaldi, Matt | et. al. Relating to an exemption from application of the Private Security Act for volunteer security services provided at a place of religious worship. House: Homeland Security & Public Safety Considered in Calendars
HB 428 85-0 (2017) Author: King, Phil | et. al. Relating to certain requirements of public institutions of higher education regarding student organization membership. House: Higher Education Referred to Higher Education
HB 522 85-0 (2017) Author: Schofield, Mike | et. al. Relating to regulation by a property owners' association of certain religious displays. House: Business & Industry Considered in Calendars
HB 659 85-0 (2017) Author: Villalba, Jason Relating to the employment of a commissioned security officer by a religious organization. House: Homeland Security & Public Safety Left pending in committee
HB 735 85-0 (2017) Author: Sanford, Scott Relating to school districts, school district's employees, and students recognition of Texas' historical celebrations. House: Public Education Referred to Public Education
HB 758 85-0 (2017) Author: Keough, Mark | et. al. Relating to the authority of a religious organization to obtain a refund of ad valorem taxes imposed on property leased to the organization for use as an actual place of religious worship. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HB 897 85-0 (2017) Author: Ashby, Trent | et. al.
Sponsor: Schwertner, Charles
Relating to the exemption from the taxes imposed on the sale, use, or rental of certain motor vehicles owned or used by a church, religious society, or open-enrollment charter school and from registration fees for motor vehicles owned by open-enrollment charter schools. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Administration
Effective on 9/1/17
HB 981 85-0 (2017) Author: Wray, John | et. al. Relating to the carrying of handguns by and an exemption from application of the Private Security Act of certain persons who provide security services on a volunteer basis at an established place of religious worship. House: Homeland Security & Public Safety Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 1267 85-0 (2017) Author: Schaefer, Matt | et. al. Relating to the exemption from certain security licensure of certain persons who provide security services on a volunteer basis at a private primary or secondary school or at a place of religious worship. House: Homeland Security & Public Safety Referred to Homeland Security & Public Safety
HB 1923 85-0 (2017) Author: Krause, Matt | et. al. Relating to the protection of religious beliefs and moral convictions regarding marriage. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 2129 85-0 (2017) Author: Roberts, Kevin Relating to requiring the Department of Family and Protective Services to notify certain organizations regarding the adoption of certain children. House: Human Services Referred to Human Services
HB 2133 85-0 (2017) Author: Anderson, Rodney Relating to the exemption from ad valorem taxation for property owned by a religious organization for purposes of expanding a religious facility or constructing a new religious facility. House: Ways & Means Placed on General State Calendar
HB 2489 85-0 (2017) Author: Metcalf, Will Relating to grants from the Department of Family and Protective Services to faith-based and charitable organizations that provide services to children and families. House: Human Services Referred to Human Services
HB 2779 85-0 (2017) Author: Schaefer, Matt | et. al. Relating to protecting freedom of conscience from government discrimination. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 2876 85-0 (2017) Author: Sanford, Scott | et. al. Relating to the rights of wedding industry professionals and their employees in connection with the provision of goods, services, and facilities that would violate a sincerely held religious belief. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 3534 85-0 (2017) Author: Lambert, Stan Relating to rates charged by certain transmission and distribution utilities to certain places of worship. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 3555 85-0 (2017) Author: Swanson, Valoree Relating to an innovation grant program for community faith-based programs that collaborate with the Department of Family and Protective Services to improve foster care. House: Human Services Transferred to Calendars Committee
HB 3558 85-0 (2017) Author: Swanson, Valoree Relating to an innovation grant program for community faith-based programs that collaborate with the Department of Family and Protective Services to improve foster care. House: Human Services Referred to Human Services
HB 3571 85-0 (2017) Author: Oliverson, Tom | et. al. Relating to civil actions based on and local governmental punishment of a person's refusal to violate the person's sincerely held religious belief. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 3856 85-0 (2017) Author: Rinaldi, Matt | et. al. Relating to the regulation of the conduct of certain counseling professions. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 3859 85-0 (2017) Author: Frank, James | et. al.
Sponsor: Perry, Charles | et. al.
Relating to protection of the rights of conscience for child welfare services providers. House: State Affairs
Senate: Health & Human Services
Effective on 9/1/17
HB 3956 85-0 (2017) Author: Geren, Charlie | et. al. Relating to a privilege from disclosure to governmental units for certain evidence concerning sermons delivered by a religious leader. House: State Affairs Laid on the table subject to call
HCR 39 85-0 (2017) Author: Stephenson, Phil | et. al. Supporting prayers, including the use of the word "God," at public gatherings, and displays of the Ten Commandments in public educational institutions and other government buildings. House: State Affairs No action taken in committee
HJR 49 85-0 (2017) Author: Keough, Mark | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to provide for the refund of ad valorem taxes imposed on property leased to a religious organization for use as an actual place of religious worship. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
SB 24 85-0 (2017) Author: Huffman, Joan | et. al.
Sponsor: Geren, Charlie | et. al.
Relating to a privilege from disclosure to governmental units for certain evidence concerning sermons delivered by a religious leader. House: State Affairs
Senate: State Affairs
Effective immediately
SB 651 85-0 (2017) Author: Perry, Charles | et. al. Relating to discrimination by a state agency against an applicant for or holder of an occupational license. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SB 892 85-0 (2017) Author: Perry, Charles | et. al. Relating to protection of the rights of conscience for child welfare services providers. Senate: Health & Human Services Co-author authorized
SB 893 85-0 (2017) Author: Hughes, Bryan Relating to the protection of religious beliefs and moral convictions regarding marriage. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 997 85-0 (2017) Author: Garcia, Sylvia | et. al. Relating to peace officer enforcement of federal immigration law at places of worship, hospitals, public schools, and courthouses. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 1510 85-0 (2017) Author: Perry, Charles Relating to rates charged by certain transmission and distribution utilities to certain places of worship. House: State Affairs
Senate: Business & Commerce
Referred to State Affairs
SB 1536 85-0 (2017) Author: Campbell, Donna | et. al. Relating to the ability of a child-placing agency to decline to provide services or accept a referral from the Department of Family and Protective Services on the basis of sincerely held religious beliefs. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 1609 85-0 (2017) Author: Bettencourt, Paul | et. al.
Sponsor: Schofield, Mike
Relating to regulation by a property owners' association of certain religious displays. House: Business & Industry
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Comm. report sent to Local & Consent Calendar
SB 2096 85-0 (2017) Author: Hall, Bob Relating to the regulation of the conduct of certain counseling professions. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 56 85-1 (2017) Author: Schofield, Mike | et. al. Relating to regulation by a property owners' association of certain religious displays. House: Business & Industry Referred to Business & Industry
HB 138 84-0 (2015) Author: Flynn, Dan Relating to the posting of the Ten Commandments in public school classrooms. House: Public Education Referred to Public Education
HB 806 84-0 (2015) Author: Lozano, J. M.
Sponsor: Zaffirini, Judith
Relating to proof of eligibility for an exemption from ad valorem taxation of the residence homestead of a person. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Finance
Left pending in committee
HB 828 84-0 (2015) Author: Zedler, Bill Relating to the application of foreign and international laws and doctrines in this state and requiring a court of this state to uphold and apply certain laws, including the doctrine requiring courts to refrain from involvement in religious doctrinal interpretation or application. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Referred to Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
HB 1355 84-0 (2015) Author: Shaheen, Matt Relating to the consequences for an elected officer who threatens, punishes, or intimidates a person based on the person's religious beliefs; creating a criminal offense. House: General Investigating & Ethics No action taken in committee
HB 1561 84-0 (2015) Author: Schaefer, Matt Relating to the exemption from certain security licensure of certain persons who provide security services on a volunteer basis at a church or religious organization. House: Homeland Security & Public Safety Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 1815 84-0 (2015) Author: Burrows, Dustin Relating to a prohibition of school district retaliation against a teacher for permissible teaching about the Bible. House: Public Education Referred to Public Education
HB 2553 84-0 (2015) Author: White, Molly | et. al. Relating to a private business owner's right to choose whether to provide goods or services. House: Business & Industry Referred to Business & Industry
HB 2718 84-0 (2015) Author: Parker, Tan | et. al.
Sponsor: Ellis, Rodney | et. al.
Relating to a program to allow faith- and community-based organizations to offer supplemental assistance to certain recipients of public assistance. House: Human Services
Senate: Health & Human Services
Effective on . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
HB 3567 84-0 (2015) Author: Sanford, Scott | et. al. Relating to the rights of certain religious organizations and individuals relating to a marriage that violates a sincerely held religious belief. House: State Affairs Placed on General State Calendar
HB 3602 84-0 (2015) Author: Bell, Cecil | et. al. Relating to the religious freedom of a conscientious objector to act or fail to act with respect to certain issues of marriage, sexual relations, and gender. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 3698 84-0 (2015) Author: White, Molly | et. al. Relating to nonbinding dispute resolution proceedings conducted by religious organizations or authorities. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
HB 3864 84-0 (2015) Author: Sanford, Scott | et. al. Relating to protection of the rights of conscience for child welfare services providers. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues Committee report sent to Calendars
HCR 30 84-0 (2015) Author: Stephenson, Phil | et. al. Supporting prayers, including the use of the word "God," at public gatherings, and displays of the Ten Commandments in public educational institutions and other government buildings. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
HJR 32 84-0 (2015) Author: Flynn, Dan | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment requiring a court of this state to uphold and apply certain laws, including the doctrine requiring courts to refrain from involvement in religious doctrinal interpretation or application. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Failed to receive affirmative vote in comm.
HJR 55 84-0 (2015) Author: Villalba, Jason Proposing a constitutional amendment relating to a person's free exercise of religion. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HJR 65 84-0 (2015) Author: Riddle, Debbie Proposing a constitutional amendment relating to the prohibition of government interference with certain speech by religious leaders and students. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HJR 125 84-0 (2015) Author: Krause, Matt | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment relating to a person's free exercise of religion. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 1332 84-0 (2015) Author: Ellis, Rodney Relating to a program to allow faith- and community-based organizations to offer supplemental assistance to certain recipients of public assistance. Senate: Health & Human Services Referred to Health & Human Services
SB 1799 84-0 (2015) Author: Taylor, Larry Relating to the religious freedom of a conscientious objector to act or fail to act with respect to certain issues of marriage. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 1935 84-0 (2015) Author: Campbell, Donna Relating to protection of the rights of conscience for child welfare services providers. Senate: Health & Human Services Referred to Health & Human Services
SB 2048 84-0 (2015) Author: Huffman, Joan | et. al.
Sponsor: Cook, Byron | et. al.
Relating to a privilege from disclosure to governmental units for certain evidence concerning sermons delivered by a religious leader. House: State Affairs
Senate: State Affairs
Placed on General State Calendar
SB 2065 84-0 (2015) Author: Estes, Craig | et. al.
Sponsor: Sanford, Scott | et. al.
Relating to the rights of certain religious organizations and individuals relating to a marriage that violates a sincerely held religious belief. House: State Affairs
Senate: State Affairs
Effective immediately
SJR 10 84-0 (2015) Author: Campbell, Donna | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment relating to an individual's or religious organization's freedom of religion. Senate: State Affairs Co-author authorized
HB 51 83-0 (2013) Author: Flynn, Dan | et. al. Relating to the posting of the Ten Commandments in public school classrooms. House: Public Education Referred to Public Education
HB 285 83-0 (2013) Author: Zedler, Bill Relating to prohibiting discrimination by public institutions of higher education against faculty members and students based on their conduct of research relating to intelligent design. House: Higher Education No action taken in committee
HB 288 83-0 (2013) Author: Zedler, Bill Relating to the application of foreign and international laws and doctrines in this state and requiring a court of this state to uphold and apply certain laws, including the doctrine requiring courts to refrain from involvement in religious doctrinal interpretation or application. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Referred to Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
HB 308 83-0 (2013) Author: Bohac, Dwayne | et. al.
Sponsor: Nichols, Robert | et. al.
Relating to a school district's recognition of and education regarding traditional winter celebrations. House: Public Education
Senate: Education
Effective immediately
HB 360 83-0 (2013) Author: Krause, Matt | et. al. Relating to certain requirements of public institutions of higher education regarding student organization membership. House: Higher Education Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 440 83-0 (2013) Author: Alonzo, Roberto Relating to a requirement that certain religious organizations provide an annual report on property owned by the organization for which an exemption from ad valorem taxation is granted. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HB 649 83-0 (2013) Author: Stickland, Jonathan | et. al. Relating to tax reimbursement for businesses that refuse to comply with certain federal health care coverage requirements based solely on the religious convictions of the owners of the businesses; authorizing tax refunds and credits. House: State Affairs No action taken in committee
HB 1433 83-0 (2013) Author: Flynn, Dan Relating to prohibiting the board of trustees of an independent school district from disparate treatment based on an organization's religious nature in allowing access to school campuses after school hours. House: Public Education Referred to Public Education
HB 1525 83-0 (2013) Author: Krause, Matt | et. al. Relating to prohibiting the board of trustees of an independent school district from exercising disparate treatment in allowing access to school campuses during non-instructional time based on the religious nature of an organization. House: Public Education Left pending in committee
HB 1851 83-0 (2013) Author: Sanford, Scott Relating to the operation of health care sharing ministries. House: Insurance Left pending in committee
HB 2000 83-0 (2013) Author: Thompson, Senfronia
Sponsor: Hancock, Kelly
Relating to the qualification of certain nonprofit schools and educational institutions for exemption from state laws regulating career schools and colleges and to complaints made against those entities. House: Economic & Small Business Development
Senate: Economic Development
Effective immediately
HB 2319 83-0 (2013) Author: Parker, Tan | et. al. Relating to the authority of a municipality to regulate churches that provide overnight shelter for children. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Placed on General State Calendar
HB 2535 83-0 (2013) Author: Schaefer, Matt | et. al. Relating to the exemption from certain security licensure of certain persons who provide security services on a volunteer basis at a private primary or secondary school or church or religious organization. House: Homeland Security & Public Safety Left pending in committee
HCR 58 83-0 (2013) Author: Stephenson, Phil | et. al. Supporting prayers, including the use of the word "God," at public gatherings as well as displays of the Ten Commandments in public educational institutions and other government buildings. House: State Affairs Committee report sent to Calendars
HJR 43 83-0 (2013) Author: Flynn, Dan Proposing a constitutional amendment prohibiting a court of this state from enforcing, considering, or applying a religious or cultural law. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
HJR 110 83-0 (2013) Author: Isaac, Jason | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment relating to a person's freedom of religion. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
SB 665 83-0 (2013) Author: Nichols, Robert | et. al. Relating to a school district's recognition of and education regarding traditional winter celebrations. Senate: Education Co-author authorized
SB 874 83-0 (2013) Author: Hegar, Glenn
Sponsor: Sanford, Scott
Relating to the operation of health care sharing ministries. House: Insurance
Senate: State Affairs
Effective immediately
SB 993 83-0 (2013) Author: Deuell, Bob | et. al.
Sponsor: King, Susan
Relating to the creation of the Texas Nonprofit Council to assist with faith-based and community-based initiatives. House: Human Services
Senate: Health & Human Services
Effective immediately
SB 1324 83-0 (2013) Author: Seliger, Kel Relating to the authority to organize volunteer safety groups at churches, synagogues, and other places of religious worship. Senate: Criminal Justice Referred to Criminal Justice
SB 1516 83-0 (2013) Author: West, Royce Relating to the on-premises consumption of certain alcoholic beverages; providing a penalty and authorizing a fee. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SJR 4 83-0 (2013) Author: Campbell, Donna | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment relating to a person's freedom of religion. Senate: State Affairs Co-author authorized
SJR 49 83-0 (2013) Author: Campbell, Donna | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment relating to a person's freedom of religion. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 79 82-0 (2011) Author: Flynn, Dan | et. al. Relating to the posting of the Ten Commandments in public school classrooms. House: Public Education Referred to Public Education
HB 999 82-0 (2011) Author: Berman, Leo | et. al. Relating to requiring a court of this state to uphold and apply certain laws, including the doctrine requiring courts to refrain from involvement in religious doctrinal interpretation or application. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 1022 82-0 (2011) Author: Dutton, Jr., Harold V. Relating to the exemption of certain property from municipal drainage service charges and from related ordinances, resolutions, and rules. House: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
HB 1212 82-0 (2011) Author: Fletcher, Allen Relating to the collection and use of certain applicant information by public institutions of higher education. House: Higher Education Referred to Higher Education
HB 1278 82-0 (2011) Author: Coleman, Garnet | et. al.
Sponsor: Seliger, Kel
Relating to regulation by a property owners' association of certain religious displays. House: Business & Industry
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Effective immediately
HB 1479 82-0 (2011) Author: Morrison, Geanie Relating to the coverage by health benefit plans of expenses or procedures that violate certain religious convictions. House: Insurance Left pending in committee
HB 1859 82-0 (2011) Author: Hochberg, Scott
Sponsor: Eltife, Kevin
Relating to the applicability of architectural barrier standards. House: Licensing & Administrative Procedures
Senate: Business & Commerce
No action taken in committee
HB 3119 82-0 (2011) Author: Landtroop, Jim | et. al. Relating to certification required to teach public school elective courses on the Old and New Testaments and to students offered those courses. House: Public Education Referred to Public Education
HB 3207 82-0 (2011) Author: Davis, Yvonne
Sponsor: Nelson, Jane
Relating to the establishment and operation of perpetual care cemeteries by certain organized religious societies and sects in certain populous municipalities. House: Public Health
Senate: Health & Human Services
Removed from local & uncontested calendar
HCR 102 82-0 (2011) Author: Morrison, Geanie Memorializing the United States Congress to enact comprehensive legislation to protect religious liberty and individual conscience rights of all participants involved in accessing or providing health care. House: Public Health Referred to Public Health
HJR 57 82-0 (2011) Author: Berman, Leo Proposing a constitutional amendment prohibiting a court of this state from enforcing, considering, or applying a religious or cultural law. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HJR 135 82-0 (2011) Author: Phillips, Larry | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment relating to an individual's or a religious organization's freedom of religion. House: State Affairs Reason for vote recorded in Journal
SB 258 82-0 (2011) Author: Hegar, Glenn | et. al.
Sponsor: Zerwas, John
Relating to the pledge of allegiance to the state flag during a state flag retirement ceremony. House: Culture, Recreation & Tourism
Senate: State Affairs
Effective immediately
SB 714 82-0 (2011) Author: Patrick, Dan Relating to the exemption of certain property from municipal drainage service charges and from related ordinances, resolutions, and rules. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Referred to Natural Resources
SB 1786 82-0 (2011) Author: Patrick, Dan Relating to the coverage by health benefit plans of expenses or procedures that violate certain religious convictions. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SJR 49 82-0 (2011) Author: Patrick, Dan Proposing a constitutional amendment relating to an individual's or a religious organization's free exercise of religion. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 62 82-1 (2011) Author: Flynn, Dan Relating to the posting of the Ten Commandments in public school classrooms. House: Public Education Referred to Public Education
HB 492 81-0 (2009) Author: Zerwas, John | et. al.
Sponsor: Deuell, Bob | et. al.
Relating to the expansion of faith- and community-based health and human services and social services initiatives. House: Public Health
Senate: Health & Human Services
Effective immediately
HB 729 81-0 (2009) Author: Cook, Byron | et. al. Relating to property rights of certain religious organizations. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 1077 81-0 (2009) Author: Chisum, Warren Relating to the operation of health care sharing ministries. House: Insurance Referred to Insurance
HB 1276 81-0 (2009) Author: Chisum, Warren | et. al. Relating to the operation of health care sharing organizations. House: Insurance Left pending in committee
HB 1404 81-0 (2009) Author: Miklos, Robert
Sponsor: Deuell, Bob | et. al.
Relating to the establishment and use of a columbarium by a church. House: Public Health
Senate: Health & Human Services
Effective on 9/1/09
HB 2319 81-0 (2009) Author: Eissler, Rob Relating to the treatment of certain exempt organizations as agents of suppliers or distributors of taxable items for purposes of the sales and use tax. House: Ways & Means Placed on General State Calendar
HB 2460 81-0 (2009) Author: Harper-Brown, Linda Relating to the exemption from ad valorem tax of certain property owned by a religious organization. House: Ways & Means Left pending in committee
HB 2787 81-0 (2009) Author: Coleman, Garnet Relating to liability of charitable organizations for certain negligent hiring, supervision, or retention actions. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
HB 2800 81-0 (2009) Author: Berman, Leo Relating to exempting certain private nonprofit educational institutions from state regulation applicable to degree-granting institutions. House: Higher Education Referred to Higher Education
HB 3025 81-0 (2009) Author: Coleman, Garnet | et. al.
Sponsor: Shapiro, Florence
Relating to regulation by a property owners' association of certain religious displays. House: Business & Industry
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Placed on intent calendar
HB 3210 81-0 (2009) Author: Edwards, Al Relating to the exemption from ad valorem taxation for property owned by a religious organization for purposes of expanding a religious facility or constructing a new religious facility. House: Ways & Means Left pending in committee
HB 4103 81-0 (2009) Author: Weber, Randy
Sponsor: Hegar, Glenn
Relating to management committees of certain nonprofit corporations. House: Business & Industry
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective on 9/1/09
HB 4305 81-0 (2009) Author: Kent, Carol Relating to a prohibition against performing or ordering the performance of an autopsy contrary to a decedent's religious beliefs. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Subcommittee members named
SB 662 81-0 (2009) Author: Lucio, Jr., Eddie | et. al.
Sponsor: Lucio III, Eddie | et. al.
Relating to the establishment and use of a mausoleum beneath certain religious buildings. House: Public Health
Senate: Health & Human Services
Effective on 9/1/09
SB 842 81-0 (2009) Author: Averitt, Kip
Sponsor: Chisum, Warren
Relating to the operation of health care sharing organizations. House: Insurance
Senate: State Affairs
Placed on General State Calendar
SB 2305 81-0 (2009) Author: Williams, Tommy Relating to the sales tax treatment of a fundraising sale by a qualified organization. Senate: Finance Referred to Finance
SJR 40 81-0 (2009) Author: Patrick, Dan Proposing a constitutional amendment relating to the right of freedom of conscience. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 167 80-0 (2007) Author: Raymond, Richard | et. al.
Sponsor: Hinojosa, Juan | et. al.
Relating to exempting a religious bible from attachment, execution, or other seizure for the satisfaction of debts. House: State Affairs
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on 9/1/07
HB 289 80-0 (2007) Author: White Delisi, Dianne | et. al. Relating to the expansion of faith- and community-based health and human services and social services initiatives. House: Public Health
Senate: Health & Human Services
Referred to Health & Human Services
HB 365 80-0 (2007) Author: Chisum, Warren
Sponsor: Seliger, Kel
Relating to the exemption from regulation of certain charitable, religious, or civic organizations engaged in auction activities. House: Licensing & Administrative Procedures
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective immediately
HB 1287 80-0 (2007) Author: Chisum, Warren | et. al.
Sponsor: Estes, Craig | et. al.
Relating to public school elective courses providing academic study of the Bible. House: Public Education
Senate: International Relations & Trade
See remarks for effective date
HB 1337 80-0 (2007) Author: Eissler, Rob | et. al. Relating to the use of the term "seminary" in the official name or title of a private postsecondary educational institution. House: Higher Education Referred to Higher Education
HB 1606 80-0 (2007) Author: Zedler, Bill | et. al. Relating to the exemption from ad valorem taxation for property owned by a religious organization for purposes of expanding a religious facility or constructing a new religious facility. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Finance
Referred to Finance
HB 1614 80-0 (2007) Author: Gattis, Dan
Sponsor: Ogden, Steve
Relating to the establishment and use of a columbarium on the campuses of certain institutions of higher education. House: Public Health
Senate: Health & Human Services
Effective on 9/1/07
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 3678 80-0 (2007) Author: Howard, Charlie | et. al.
Sponsor: Williams, Tommy | et. al.
Relating to voluntary student expression of religious viewpoints in public schools. House: State Affairs
Senate: Education
Effective immediately
HR 16 80-0 (2007) Author: Raymond, Richard | et. al. Amending the Housekeeping Resolution to provide for display of the motto "In God We Trust" in the House chamber. Filed
SB 200 80-0 (2007) Author: Nelson, Jane Relating to the expansion of faith- and community-based health and human services initiatives. Senate: Health & Human Services Referred to Health & Human Services
HB 29 79-0 (2005) Author: Eissler, Rob Relating to the use of the term "seminary" or "school of theology" in the official name or title of a private postsecondary educational institution. House: Higher Education Referred to Higher Education
HB 218 79-0 (2005) Author: Howard, Charlie Relating to the authority of a municipality to regulate certain property with historical, cultural, or architectural importance. House: Urban Affairs Referred to Urban Affairs
HB 312 79-0 (2005) Author: McReynolds, Jim
Sponsor: Staples, Todd
Relating to the additional tax imposed on land appraised for ad valorem taxation as timber land that is claimed as part of a residence homestead or diverted to certain other uses. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Finance
Effective on 9/1/05
HB 361 79-0 (2005) Author: Talton, Robert | et. al. Relating to the requirement that a religious organization apply for an exemption from ad valorem taxation of property owned by the organization. House: Ways & Means Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 1206 79-0 (2005) Author: Thompson, Senfronia Relating to the prohibition of certain discrimination in applications for employment and employment interviews. House: Economic Development Left pending in committee
HB 1604 79-0 (2005) Author: Keffer, Bill | et. al.
Sponsor: Shapiro, Florence
Relating to the period in which a birth certificate must be filed or a birth reported. House: Public Health
Senate: Health & Human Services
Effective immediately
HB 2479 79-0 (2005) Author: Delisi, Dianne Relating to the medical assistance program and the expansion of faith- and community-based health and human services initiatives. House: Public Health Placed on General State Calendar
HR 516 79-0 (2005) Author: Raymond, Richard | et. al. Amending the Housekeeping Resolution to provide for display of the motto "In God We Trust" in the House chamber. House: House Administration Referred to House Administration
SB 350 79-0 (2005) Author: Lindsay, Jon
Sponsor: Woolley, Beverly
Relating to the establishment and use of a columbarium by a church in certain municipalities. House: Public Health
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Effective on 9/1/05
HR 44 79-1 (2005) Author: Raymond, Richard Amending the Housekeeping Resolution to provide for display of the motto "In God We Trust" in the House chamber. House: House Administration Referred to House Administration
HR 17 79-2 (2005) Author: Raymond, Richard Amending the Housekeeping Resolution to provide for display of the motto "In God We Trust" in the House chamber. House: House Administration Referred to House Administration
HR 37 79-3 (2006) Author: Raymond, Richard | et. al. Amending the Housekeeping Resolution to provide for display of the motto "In God We Trust" in the House chamber. House: House Administration Referred to House Administration
HB 87 78-0 (2003) Author: McClendon, Ruth | et. al. Relating to the observance of one minute of silence during the school day in public schools. House: Public Education Referred to Public Education
HB 167 78-0 (2003) Author: Homer, Mark | et. al. Relating to the observance of one minute of silence during the school day in public schools. House: Public Education Referred to Public Education
HB 219 78-0 (2003) Author: Hope, Ruben | et. al.
Sponsor: Staples, Todd
Relating to the display of the United States national motto in public elementary and secondary schools and institutions of higher education. House: State Affairs
Senate: Education
Effective immediately
HB 256 78-0 (2003) Author: Hochberg, Scott | et. al.
Sponsor: Shapiro, Florence
Relating to excused absences for religious holy days for students in institutions of higher education. House: Higher Education
Senate: Education
Effective immediately
HB 470 78-0 (2003) Author: Hochberg, Scott | et. al.
Sponsor: Carona, John
Relating to the labeling, advertising, and sale of halal foods; providing a criminal penalty. House: Business & Industry
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective on 9/1/03
HB 640 78-0 (2003) Author: Bohac, Dwayne | et. al. Relating to certain requirements at the beginning of each school day in public schools. House: Public Education Referred to Public Education
HB 789 78-0 (2003) Author: Grusendorf, Kent Relating to the exemption of tax-exempt property of religious organizations from municipal platting requirements. House: Land & Resource Management Left pending in committee
HB 793 78-0 (2003) Author: Branch, Dan | et. al. Relating to pledges of allegiance to the United States and Texas flags and to observance of one minute of silence in public schools. House: Public Education Laid on the table subject to call
HB 1278 78-0 (2003) Author: Zedler, Bill | et. al.
Sponsor: Janek, Kyle
Relating to an exemption from ad valorem taxation for property owned by a religious organization that is leased for use as a school or that is owned with the intent of expanding or constructing a religious facility. House: Local Government Ways and Means
Senate: Finance
See remarks for effective date
HB 1469 78-0 (2003) Author: Hartnett, Will Relating to privileged communications in a proceeding regarding the abuse or neglect of a child. House: Civil Practices Referred to Civil Practices
HB 1524 78-0 (2003) Author: Thompson, Senfronia Relating to the prohibition of certain discrimination in applications for employment and employment interviews. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 1910 78-0 (2003) Author: Talton, Robert Relating to the exemption from ad valorem taxation of property owned by a religious organization. House: Local Government Ways and Means
Senate: Finance
Referred to Finance
HB 2302 78-0 (2003) Author: Howard, Charlie Relating to zoning regulations applicable to places of historical, cultural or architectural significance. House: State Cultural and Recreational Resources Referred to State Cultural & Recreational Res
HB 2383 78-0 (2003) Author: Hegar, Glenn
Sponsor: Janek, Kyle
Relating to the eligibility for exemption from ad valorem taxation of public property used for certain religious purposes. House: Local Government Ways and Means
Senate: Administration
Effective on 1/1/04
HB 2456 78-0 (2003) Author: Chisum, Warren Relating to the enforcement of certain zoning regulations against property owned by a religious organization. House: Urban Affairs Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 2468 78-0 (2003) Author: Eissler, Rob | et. al. Relating to the exemption of the educational programs of certain institutions offering religious education from state or local regulation. House: Higher Education Left pending in committee
HB 2832 78-0 (2003) Author: Zedler, Bill | et. al. Relating to exempting certain institutions offering religious education from state regulation. House: Higher Education Referred to Higher Education
HB 3050 78-0 (2003) Author: Hunter, Bob Relating to excepting land of certain charitable organizations from the additional tax imposed on the change of use of land appraised for ad valorem tax purposes as open-space land. House: Local Government Ways and Means No action taken in committee
HB 3291 78-0 (2003) Author: Krusee, Mike | et. al. Relating to the extension of the period for which an incomplete improvement on property owned by a religious organization may be exempted from ad valorem taxation. House: Local Government Ways and Means Placed on General State Calendar
HJR 55 78-0 (2003) Author: Zedler, Bill | et. al.
Sponsor: Janek, Kyle
Proposing a constitutional amendment to authorize the legislature to exempt from ad valorem taxation property owned by a religious organization that is leased for use as a school or that is owned with the intent of expanding or constructing a religious facility. House: Local Government Ways and Means
Senate: Finance
Filed with the Secretary of State
SB 83 78-0 (2003) Author: Wentworth, Jeff | et. al.
Sponsor: Branch, Dan | et. al.
Relating to pledges of allegiance to the United States and Texas flags and to observance of one minute of silence in public schools. House: Public Education
Senate: Education
Effective on 9/1/03
SB 213 78-0 (2003) Author: Carona, John Relating to the labeling, advertising, and sale of food in accordance with religious customs; providing a criminal penalty. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SB 482 78-0 (2003) Author: Madla, Frank | et. al.
Sponsor: Haggerty, Pat | et. al.
Relating to certain benefits provided to the survivors of public employees and chaplains killed in the line of duty. House: Corrections
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/03
SB 1543 78-0 (2003) Author: Janek, Kyle Relating to the eligibility for exemption from ad valorem taxation of public property used for certain religious purposes. Senate: Finance Committee report printed and distributed
SB 1839 78-0 (2003) Author: Staples, Todd Relating to religious speech on a public school campus. Senate: Education Referred to Education
HB 89 78-1 (2003) Author: Capelo, Jaime Relating to the right to refuse certain immunizations. House: Public Health Left pending in committee
SB 46 78-1 (2003) Author: Zaffirini, Judith Relating to the right to refuse certain immunizations. Senate: Health & Human Services Referred to Health & Human Services
HB 27 78-2 (2003) Author: Capelo, Jaime Relating to the right to refuse certain immunizations. House: Public Health Referred to Public Health
HR 105 78-3 (2003) Author: Ellis, Dan | et. al. Expressing support for Chief Justice Roy Moore of Alabama relating to his display of religious principles on government property. House: State Affairs Failed to receive affirmative vote in comm.
HB 74 78-4 (2003) Author: Turner, Sylvester Relating to the term of the exemption from ad valorem taxation for certain property owned by a religious organization for purposes of expanding a religious facility or constructing a new religious facility. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HB 583 77-0 (2001) Author: Denny, Mary | et. al. Relating to recognizing Texas Prayer Day. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 677 77-0 (2001) Author: Lewis, Glenn Relating to the waiver of penalties and interest on a delinquent ad valorem tax on certain property acquired by a religious organization. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HB 885 77-0 (2001) Author: Jones, Jesse Relating to the offense of unlawfully carrying a handgun by a license holder on the premises of certain places of religious worship. House: Public Safety Referred to Public Safety
HB 984 77-0 (2001) Author: Grusendorf, Kent Relating to the exemption of tax-exempt property of religious organizations from municipal platting requirements. House: Land & Resource Management Failed to receive affirmative vote in comm.
HB 1814 77-0 (2001) Author: Wohlgemuth, Arlene Relating to exempting certain institutions offering religious education from state regulation. House: Higher Education Left pending in committee
HB 2179 77-0 (2001) Author: Hochberg, Scott | et. al.
Sponsor: Armbrister, Kenneth
Relating to indemnification by the state of a chaplain or spiritual advisor under contract with certain state agencies. House: Civil Practices
Senate: Criminal Justice
Effective immediately
HB 2460 77-0 (2001) Author: Ellis, Dan Relating to directing the state's classification officer to reevaluate the classification of chaplains. House: Appropriations Left pending in committee
HB 3548 77-0 (2001) Author: Chisum, Warren | et. al. Relating to the enforcement of certain zoning regulations against property owned by a religious organization. House: Land & Resource Management Committee report sent to Calendars
HCR 190 77-0 (2001) Author: Talton, Robert Memorializing congress to declare its intent that the general tax and regulatory laws of the U.S. shall not apply to the churches of this nation. House: State Affairs No action taken in committee
SB 229 77-0 (2001) Author: Harris, Chris Relating to the date for holding elections in certain cities. Senate: Intergovernmental Relations Left pending in committee
SB 635 77-0 (2001) Author: Nelson, Jane Relating to recognizing Texas Prayer Day. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 217 76-0 (1999) Author: Hochberg, Scott
Sponsor: Ellis, Rodney
Relating to excused absences from public school attendance for the purpose of observing religious holy days. House: Public Education
Senate: Education
Effective with 1999-2000 school year
HB 405 76-0 (1999) Author: Palmer, Sue | et. al. Relating to an exemption from ad valorem taxation for certain vacant land owned by a religious organization. House: Ways & Means Left pending in committee
HB 601 76-0 (1999) Author: Hochberg, Scott | et. al. Relating to government restrictions on the exercise of religion. House: State Affairs Companion considered in lieu of in committee
HB 815 76-0 (1999) Author: Jones, Jesse Relating to the offense of the unlawful carrying of a handgun by a license holder on the premises of certain places of religious worship. House: Public Safety Left pending in committee
HB 909 76-0 (1999) Author: Coleman, Garnet Relating to the prohibition of certain discrimination in applications for employment and employment interviews. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 1126 76-0 (1999) Author: Wohlgemuth, Arlene | et. al. Relating to exempting certain institutions offering religious education from state regulation. House: Higher Education Left pending in committee
HB 1347 76-0 (1999) Author: Green, Rick | et. al. Relating to exemptions from the immunization requirements for students and children. House: Public Health Considered in Calendars
HB 1591 76-0 (1999) Author: Lewis, Glenn Relating to late applications for certain ad valorem tax exemptions. House: Ways & Means Left pending in committee
HB 1604 76-0 (1999) Author: Thompson, Senfronia
Sponsor: Ellis, Rodney
Relating to certain procedures involving the ad valorem taxation of property owned or acquired by a religious organization. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Finance
Effective on 9/1/99
HB 2017 76-0 (1999) Author: Christian, Wayne | et. al.
Sponsor: Carona, John
Relating to the designation of certain state employees as liaisons to faith-based organizations for the purpose of promoting community services for the needy and to the promotion of cooperation and coordination among certain organizations by local workforce development boards. House: Human Services
Senate: Human Services
Effective in 90 days -- 8/30/99
HB 2301 76-0 (1999) Author: Farabee, David
Sponsor: Moncrief, Mike
Relating to the disposition of the body of a deceased pauper. House: County Affairs
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Effective on 9/1/99
HB 2933 76-0 (1999) Author: Christian, Wayne Relating to the liability of clergy members for damages arising from certain counseling, teaching, and instruction. House: Civil Practices Left pending in committee
HB 3368 76-0 (1999) Author: Talton, Robert Relating to the exemption from ad valorem taxation of property owned by a religious organization. House: Ways & Means Comm. report sent to Local & Consent Calendar
HB 3513 76-0 (1999) Author: Marchant, Kenny Relating to the ad valorem tax exemption of certain real property purchased by a religious organization from another religious organization. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HB 3701 76-0 (1999) Author: Shields, John Relating to a school property tax credit for certain education-related expenses. House: Public Education Left pending in committee
HB 3715 76-0 (1999) Author: Shields, John Relating to the definition of higher education institutions under the Higher Education Coordinating Act of 1965. House: Higher Education Left pending in committee
HCR 239 76-0 (1999) Author: Edwards, Al Endorsing the exemption of all church facilities from prohibitive and intrusive zoning regulations Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HCR 258 76-0 (1999) Author: Christian, Wayne Expressing the legislature's support for students' right to voluntary, student-initiated prayer in public schools and encouraging the attorney general to litigate on school districts' behalf to ensure this right. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HJR 23 76-0 (1999) Author: Palmer, Sue | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment to authorize the legislature to exempt from ad valorem taxation certain vacant land owned by a church or other religious organization. House: Ways & Means Left pending in committee
HR 1000 76-0 (1999) Author: Christian, Wayne Expressing the legislature's support for students' right to voluntary, student-initiated prayer in public schools and encouraging the attorney general to litigate on school districts' behalf to ensure this right. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HR 1295 76-0 (1999) Author: Hochberg, Scott Suspending limitations on conference committee jurisdiction, S.B. No. 138. Reported enrolled
SB 54 76-0 (1999) Author: Nelson, Jane Relating to the filing of a late application for an ad valorem tax exemption by a religious organization. Senate: Intergovernmental Relations Referred to Intergovernmental Relations
SB 138 76-0 (1999) Author: Sibley, David | et. al.
Sponsor: Hochberg, Scott | et. al.
Relating to government restrictions on the exercise of religion. House: State Affairs
Senate: State Affairs
Effective in 90 days -- 8/30/99
SB 408 76-0 (1999) Author: Duncan, Robert
Sponsor: Isett, Carl
Relating to the fee for registration of certain vehicles used for charitable purposes. House: Transportation
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/99
SB 826 76-0 (1999) Author: Lindsay, Jon Relating to the carrying of a handgun onto the premises of a church, synagogue, or other established place of worship by a concealed handgun license holder. Senate: State Affairs No action taken in committee
SB 1254 76-0 (1999) Author: Nelson, Jane
Sponsor: Lewis, Glenn
Relating to late applications for certain ad valorem tax exemptions. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Effective immediately
HB 161 75-0 (1997) Author: Rodriguez, Ciro | et. al. Relating to punishment for the offense of arson. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Companion considered in lieu of in committee
HB 396 75-0 (1997) Author: Rodriguez, Ciro Relating to certain insurance covering church property; providing a penalty. House: Insurance Left pending in committee
HB 526 75-0 (1997) Author: Shields, John | et. al. Relating to the immediate qualification for an ad valorem tax exemption for a church or other nonprofit organization. House: Ways & Means Considered in Calendars
HB 941 75-0 (1997) Author: Moreno, Paul Relating to the exemption from ad valorem taxation of certain property of a religious organization. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HB 2120 75-0 (1997) Author: Edwards, Al Relating to the immediate qualification for an ad valorem tax exemption for certain property acquired by a religious organization. House: Ways & Means Referred directly to subcommittee by chair
HB 3238 75-0 (1997) Author: Nixon, Joe | et. al. Relating to the sale of alcoholic beverages near a church or public hospital. House: Licensing & Administrative Procedures Referred to Licensing & Admin. Procedures
SB 78 75-0 (1997) Author: Ellis, Rodney | et. al.
Sponsor: McClendon, Ruth
Relating to punishment for the offense of arson. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
Effective on 9/1/97
SB 79 75-0 (1997) Author: Ellis, Rodney | et. al.
Sponsor: McClendon, Ruth
Relating to certain insurance covering church property; providing a penalty. House: Insurance
Senate: Economic Development
Effective on 9/1/97
SB 95 75-0 (1997) Author: Patterson, Jerry | et. al.
Sponsor: Shields, John
Relating to the immediate qualification for an ad valorem tax exemption for a church or other nonprofit organization. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Finance
Effective on 1/1/98
HB 393 74-0 (1995) Author: Edwards, Al | et. al. Relating to equal access for student religious groups to public school premises for meetings during noninstructional time. House: Public Education Coauthor Authorized
HB 395 74-0 (1995) Author: Edwards, Al | et. al. Relating to a nonbinding referendum on prayer in public schools. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 1612 74-0 (1995) Author: Kubiak, Dan | et. al.
Sponsor: Sibley, David
Relating to the application to religious facilities of the law relating to architectural barriers. House: Licensing & Administrative Procedures
Senate: Economic Development
Effective immediately
HB 1852 74-0 (1995) Author: Marchant, Ken Relating to permitting public school students to attend courses in religious instruction during the school day. House: Public Education No action taken in committee
HB 2560 74-0 (1995) Author: Dutton, Jr., Harold V. Relating to authorizing a juvenile court to require a child on probation to attend a religious education class. House: Juvenile Justice and Family Issues Referred to Juvenile Justice & Family Issues
HB 2613 74-0 (1995) Author: Craddick, Tom
Sponsor: Montford, John
Relating to the exemption from ad valorem taxation of property owned by a religious organization. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Finance
Effective immediately
SB 889 74-0 (1995) Author: Sibley, David Relating to the application to religious facilities of the law relating to architectural barriers. Senate: Economic Development Referred to Economic Development
HB 1518 73-0 (1993) Author: Dutton, Jr., Harold V. Relating to authorizing a juvenile court to require a child on probation to attend a religious education class. House: Judicial Affairs Referred to Judicial Affairs
HB 1660 73-0 (1993) Author: Stiles, Mark
Sponsor: Armbrister, Kenneth
Relating to sales and use tax exemptions for religious, charitable, educational, and public service organizations. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Finance
Effective in 90 days -- 8/30/93
HB 2280 73-0 (1993) Author: Coleman, Garnet | et. al. Relating to the date by which a religious organization must file a late application for an exemption from ad valorem taxation. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
SB 361 73-0 (1993) Author: Armbrister, Kenneth Relating to sales tax exemptions for religious, charitable, educational, and public service organizations. Senate: Finance Referred to Finance
SB 1349 73-0 (1993) Author: Ellis, Rodney Relating to the date by which a religious organization must file a late application for an exemption from ad valorem taxation. Senate: Finance No action taken in committee
HB 337 72-0 (1991) Author: Conley, Karyne Relating to restrictions on the location of facilities that store hazardous wastes, hazardous substances, or bulk fuel. House: Environmental Affairs Referred to Environmental Affairs
HB 1018 72-0 (1991) Author: Edwards, Al Relating to equal access for non-curriculum-related students groups, including student prayer groups, to public school premises for meetings during noninstructional time. House: Public Education Referred to Public Education
HB 2788 72-0 (1991) Author: Colbert, Paul
Sponsor: Green, Gene
Relating to a continuance for religious holy days in a criminal or civil trial. House: Judicial Affairs
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on 9/1/91
HR 667 72-0 (1991) Author: Edwards, Al Endorsing the concept of equal access for all non-curriculum-related student groups, including student prayer groups, to public school premises for meetings during noninstructional time. House: Public Education 1st Printing sent to Calendars
SB 792 72-0 (1991) Author: Tejeda, Frank Relating to prohibiting peremptory challenges to jurors in criminal cases on the basis of ethnicity or religion. Senate: Criminal Justice Laid on table subject to call in committee
SB 63 72-2 (1991) Author: Green, Gene Relating to prohibition against the placement of a correctional facility in close proximity to a school, child-care facility, residence, or house of worship. Senate: Criminal Justice Referred to Criminal Justice
HB 246 70-0 (1987) Author: Edwards, Al Relating to prayer in public schools before school hours. House: Public Education Coauthor authorized
HB 990 70-0 (1987) Author: Gavin, John Relating to church benefit plans and church benefits boards. House: Retirement and Aging Comm. laid on table subj. to call
HB 1472 70-0 (1987) Author: Colbert, Paul Relating to the requirements for the administration of examinations by certain state agencies on religious holy days. House: State Affairs Placed on General State Calendar
HB 1597 70-0 (1987) Author: Leonard, Jr., Bob Relating to exemption from disclosure of certain records of a nonprofit corporation organizationally connected with a religious institution. House: Business & Commerce Pending in committee
HB 2213 70-0 (1987) Author: Schlueter, Stan
Sponsor: Jones, Grant
Relating to the exemption for ad valorem taxation of certain property. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Finance
Effective in 90 days-8/31/87
HB 2354 70-0 (1987) Author: Colbert, Paul Relating to the protection of the free exercise of religious beliefs of jurors. House: Judiciary
Senate: Jurisprudence
Referred to Jurisprudence
HB 2408 70-0 (1987) Author: Shea, Gwyn
Sponsor: Harris, O.H.
Relating to the hearing and determination of juror excuses and the postponement of jury service. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
Effective in 90 days-8/31/87
HB 2449 70-0 (1987) Author: Colbert, Paul
Sponsor: Glasgow, Bob
Relating to the protection of the free exercise of religious beliefs. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
Effective on 9/1/87
HB 2486 70-0 (1987) Author: Colbert, Paul
Sponsor: Caperton, Kent
Relating to receivership for local religious congregations. House: Judicial Affairs
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective in 90 days-8/31/87
SB 551 70-0 (1987) Author: Jones, Grant
Sponsor: Gavin, John
Relating to church benefit plans and church benefits boards. House: Retirement and Aging
Senate: Economic Development
Effective immediately
HB 97 69-0 (1985) Author: Hudson, David Relating to leave for teachers for observance of religious holy days. House: Public Education Referred to Public Education
HB 431 69-0 (1985) Author: McKenna, Jan Relating to exempting a child from compulsory school attendance on the basis of the religious beliefs of the child's parent or guardian. House: Public Education Referred to Public Education
HB 566 69-0 (1985) Author: Hudson, David Relating to leave for teachers for observance of religious holy days. House: Public Education Referred to subcommittee
HB 674 69-0 (1985) Author: Keller, Ray Relating to a property tax exemption for certain property of a religious organization. House: Ways & Means Referred to subcommittee
HB 1537 69-0 (1985) Author: Hill, Patricia Relating to students at an institution of higher education who are absent from classes on a religious holy day. House: Higher Education Referred to Higher Education
HB 1991 69-0 (1985) Author: Colbert, Paul Relating to the consequences of a member of the faculty at an institution of higher education being absent from work on a religious holy day. House: Higher Education 1st Printing sent to Comm. on Cal.
HB 1992 69-0 (1985) Author: Colbert, Paul
Sponsor: Caperton, Kent
Relating to prohibiting denial of certain salary bonuses or similar compensation or career ladder advancement because of a teacher's absence from school for observance of a religious holy day. House: Public Education
Senate: Education
Effective on . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
HCR 89 69-0 (1985) Author: Earley, Robert Requesting Congress to propose a constitutional amendment reserving to the states exclusive jurisdiction over the issue of voluntary prayer in public schools. House: State Affairs Laid on table subj. to call in comm.
HCR 260 69-0 (1985) Author: Hill, Patricia Permitting the conferees on SB738 to add text. House passage reported
SB 738 69-0 (1985) Author: Uribe, Hector
Sponsor: Hill, Patricia
Relating to the effect of students' absence from an institution of higher education on a religious holy day and to the duties of such institutions with respect to such absences. House: Higher Education
Senate: Education
Effective on . . . . . . . . . .
SB 747 69-0 (1985) Author: Leedom, John Relating to a property tax exemption for certain property of a religious organization. Senate: Finance Referred to Finance
SB 1442 69-0 (1985) Author: Caperton, Kent
Sponsor: Colbert, Paul
Relating to the consequences of a member of the faculty at an institution of higher education being absent from work on a religious holy day. House: Higher Education
Senate: Education
Effective on . . . . . . . . . .
SB 1443 69-0 (1985) Author: Caperton, Kent
Sponsor: Colbert, Paul
Relating to prohibiting denial of certain salary bonuses or similar compensation or career ladder advancement because of a teacher's absence from school for observance of a religious holy day. House: Public Education
Senate: Education
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HB 300 68-0 (1983) Author: Keller, Ray Relating to a property tax exemption for religious organizations. House: Ways & Means Reported from subcommittee favorably without amendments
HB 389 68-0 (1983) Author: Hall, Tip Relating to the exemption from property tax of certain property owned by a religious organization. House: Ways & Means Subcommittee laid on table subject to call
HB 1432 68-0 (1983) Author: Gamez, Joe Relating to charges by certain municipally owned utilities for service to a religious organization. House: Urban Affairs Committee report printed and sent to Committee on Calendars
HB 1467 68-0 (1983) Author: Willis, Doyle Relating to the definitions of fraternal organizations and religious societies in the Bingo Enabling Act. House: State Affairs Postponed
HB 1546 68-0 (1983) Author: Keller, Ray Relating to a property tax exemption for religious organizations. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Finance
Referred to Committee on Finance
HB 1605 68-0 (1983) Author: Evans, Larry Relating to disclosure in a criminal case of a confidential communication to a clergyman. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Comm. report printed & sent to Comm. on Local & Consent Cal.
HB 1657 68-0 (1983) Author: Colbert, Paul Relating to absences from public schools for religious holy days. House: Public Education Reported from subcommittee with substitute
HCR 3 68-0 (1983) Author: Turner, Jim Requesting Congress to call a constitutional convention to propose an amendment relating to prayer in public schools. House: State Affairs Coauthor authorized
HCR 136 68-0 (1983) Author: Wilson, Ron
Sponsor: Washington, Craig
Directing state agencies to release personnel of the Jewish faith for observance of Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. House: Rules and Resolutions Signed by the Governor
HJR 25 68-0 (1983) Author: Hall, Tip Proposing a constitutional amendment relating to the exemption from taxation of certain property of religious organizations. House: Ways & Means Subcommittee laid on table subject to call
HJR 88 68-0 (1983) Author: Keller, Ray Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to exempt certain property of religious organizations from ad valorem taxation. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Finance
Referred to Committee on Finance
SB 694 68-0 (1983) Author: Caperton, Kent Relating to school attendance on certain religious holidays. Senate: Education Referred to Committee on Education
SB 742 68-0 (1983) Author: Washington, Craig
Sponsor: Evans, Larry
Relating to disclosure in a criminal case of a confidential communication to a clergyman. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on . . . . . . . . . .
SB 1125 68-0 (1983) Author: Parker, Carl
Sponsor: Colbert, Paul
Relating to absences from public school for religious holy days. House: Public Education
Senate: Education
Effective on beginning of 83-84 school year
HB 23 68-2 (1984) Author: Hudson, David Relating to leave for teachers for observance of religious holy days. House: Public Education See remarks
HB 422 67-0 (1981) Author: Keller, Ray Relating to the exemption of certain educational facilities from licensing requirements for child-care facilities. House: Human Services Subcommittee laid on table subject to call
HB 1471 67-0 (1981) Author: Riley, Ken Relating to silent prayer or meditation in public schools. House: Public Education Referred to Committee on Public Education
HB 1725 67-0 (1981) Author: Cockerham, Jerry Relating to the application of municipalities' zoning, fire, safety, and construction ordinances to structures used primarily for religious worship. House: Intergovernmental Affairs Committee report printed and sent to Committee on Calendars
HB 1901 67-0 (1981) Author: Martin, Michael W. Relating to balanced treatment of creation-science and evolution-science in public schools. pref. no. 18. House: Public Education Referred to subcommittee
HB 2161 67-0 (1981) Author: Uher, D.R. Relating to an exemption from the gasoline and diesel fuel taxes for motor fuel used in church buses and to the registration of church buses. House: Ways & Means Subcommittee laid on table subject to call
SB 46 67-0 (1981) Author: Mengden, Walter Relating to silent prayer or meditation in public schools. Senate: Education No action taken
SB 173 67-0 (1981) Author: Mengden, Walter
Sponsor: Keller, Ray
Relating to the licensing of certain educational facilities and to certain exemptions from licensing requirements for child-care facilities. House: Human Services
Senate: Human Resources
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SB 898 67-0 (1981) Author: Mengden, Walter Relating to the application of municipalities' zoning, fire, safety, and construction ordnances to structures used primarily for religious worship. Senate: Intergovernmental Relations Reported from committee favorably with substitute
SB 1169 67-0 (1981) Author: Mengden, Walter Relating to require balanced treatment of creation-science and evolution science in public schools. Senate: Education Referred to Committee on Education
SCR 12 67-0 (1981) Author: Travis, Dee
Sponsor: Haley, Bill
Requesting Congress to call a constitutional convention to propose an amendment relating to voluntary school prayer in public schools. House: Public Education
Senate: State Affairs
Comm. report printed & sent to Comm. on Local & Consent Cal.
HB 130 67-1 (1981) Author: Willis, Doyle Relating to the clergyman-penitent privilege. House: State Affairs No action taken
HB 443 66-0 (1979) Author: Smothers, Clay Relating to exemption of certain child care facilities and child caring institutions. House: Health Services Referred to subcommittee
HB 2018 66-0 (1979) Author: Semos, Chris V. Relating to the definition of the term "religious worship" for purposes of determining property exempt taxation. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Finance
Posting rule suspended
HB 2019 66-0 (1979) Author: Semos, Chris V. Relating to the exemption of property tax of an actual place of religious worship. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Finance
Posting rule suspended
HB 2118 66-0 (1979) Author: Hernandez, Joe
Sponsor: Brooks, Chet
Relating to spiritual advisors for persons on death row. House: Security & Sanctions
Senate: Jurisprudence
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HJR 25 66-0 (1979) Author: Hall, Tip Proposing a constitutional amendment to authorize the legislature to exempt from property taxes certain motor vehicles owned by a church or religious organization. House: Constitutional Amendments Referred to Committee on Constitutional Amendments
HJR 88 66-0 (1979) Author: Hall, Tip Proposing a constitutional amendment to authorize the legislature to exempt from taxation the property owned by a church or religious organization and used for religious education or training. House: Constitutional Amendments Referred to Committee on Constitutional Amendments
SB 7 66-0 (1979) Author: Mengden, Walter Relating to silent prayer or meditation in public schools. Senate: Education Referred to Committee on Education
SB 167 66-0 (1979) Author: Mengden, Walter Relating to exemption of certain educational facilities and religious organizations from licensing requirements for child care facilities. Senate: Human Resources Scheduled for public hearing on . . . . . .
SB 1085 66-0 (1979) Author: Clower, Ron Relating to exemption of certain child caring institutions from licensing requirements. Senate: State Affairs Referred to Committee on State Affairs
SB 1126 66-0 (1979) Author: Ogg, Jack Relating to exemption from taxation for church camps and retreats. Senate: Finance Referred to Committee on Finance
SJR 42 66-0 (1979) Author: Blake, Roy Amending the constitution to authorize the legislature to exempt from taxation the property owned by a church or religious organization and used for religious education and training. Senate: Finance Referred to Committee on Finance
HB 190 65-0 (1977) Author: Hall, Anthony
Sponsor: Jones, Gene
Exempting from the Motor Vehicle Sales Tax the receipts from the sale or rental and the use of certain church vehicles. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Finance
Effective immediately
HB 900 65-0 (1977) Author: Vaughan, Kenneth Relating to exemption of certain child care facilities and child caring institutions and to venue in suits for injunctive relief under the Child Care Licensing Act. House: Health & Welfare
Senate: State Affairs
Referred to Committee on State Affairs
HB 1354 65-0 (1977) Author: Vaughan, Kenneth Relating to exemption of certain child care facilities and to venue in suits for injunctive relief under the Child Care Licensing Act. House: Health & Welfare Referred to Committee on Health and Welfare
HB 1492 65-0 (1977) Author: Gaston, Frank Relating to a testimonial privilege of certain professionals and nontestimonial confidentiality of certain professional communications and records; providing injunctive relief and civil damages. House: State Affairs Referred to Committee on State Affairs
HB 2080 65-0 (1977) Author: Hill, Gerald
Sponsor: McKnight, Peyton
Relating to the sales and use tax exemption of certain religious, educational, charitable, or eleemosynary organizations. House: Ways & Means
Senate: State Affairs
Effective in 90 days
SB 86 65-0 (1977) Author: Mengden, Walter Relating to silent prayer or meditation in public schools. House: Public Education
Senate: Education
Referred to Committee on Public Education
SB 382 65-0 (1977) Author: Sherman, Max
Sponsor: Simpson, Bob
Relating to a sales and use tax exemption for items sold at certain sales by religious, educational, charitable or eleemosynary organizations. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Finance
Effective immediately
SB 683 65-0 (1977) Author: Brooks, Chet Relating to the regulation of certain child care facilities operated in connection with churches or other religious organizations; exempting from certain provisions of the Child Care Licensing Act certain schools or classes for religious instruction by churches or other religious institutions. House: Health & Welfare
Senate: Human Resources
Referred to Committee on Health and Welfare
HJR 39 65-2 (1978) Author: Hall, Tip Proposing a constitutional amendment to authorize the legislature to exempt from property taxes vehicles owned by a church or religious organization and used primarily for the transportation of persons to and from religious services. House: Constitutional Amendments Referred to Committee on Constitutional Amendments
HB 82 64-0 (1975) Author: Kubiak, Dan
Sponsor: Mauzy, Oscar
Relating to disclosure of privileged information by a minister, priest, rabbi, or Christian Science practitioner in certain court proceedings. House: Judiciary
Senate: Jurisprudence
Passed to third reading
HB 438 64-0 (1975) Author: Polumbo, Anthony Relating to silent prayer in public schools. House: Public Education
Senate: Education
Referred to subcommittee
HB 1591 64-0 (1975) Author: Reynolds, Richard F. Relating to the definition of day care centers licensed by the State Department of Public Welfare. House: Health & Welfare Considered by subcommittee in formal meeting
HB 1656 64-0 (1975) Author: Nichols, R.C. "Nick" Relating to the registration of certain vehicles used by certain institutions to transport people to certain activities. House: Transportation Referred to subcommittee
HB 1746 64-0 (1975) Author: Parker, Carl
Sponsor: Schwartz, A.R. "Babe"
Relating to excusing persons who are members of the Jewish faith from school attendance on certain Jewish holidays; providing that the persons shall be counted as attending school for purposes of determining the school district's average daily attendance. House: Public Education
Senate: Education
Effective in 90 days
SB 60 64-0 (1975) Author: Mengden, Walter Relating to silent prayer in public schools. Senate: Education Referred to Committee on Education
SB 109 64-0 (1975) Author: Schwartz, A.R. "Babe" Relating to disclosure of privileged information by a minister, priest, rabbi, or Christian Science practitioner in certain court proceedings. Senate: Jurisprudence Reported from committee favorably substituted
HB 75 63-0 (1973) Author: Harris, Ed Relating to the use of flashing red signal lights on church buses; requiring drivers of other vehicles to stop when approaching a church bus under certain circumstances. House: Transportation Reported from subcommittee
HB 1521 63-0 (1973) Author: Reynolds, Richard F. Relating to the definition of a Day Care Center; amending Subdivision (c), Subsection 1, Section 8(a), Public Welfare Act of 1941, Article 695c, Vernon's Texas Civil Statutes; and declaring an emergency. House: Human Resources Reported favorably
SB 3 63-0 (1973) Author: Schwartz, A.R. "Babe"
Sponsor: Baker, Andrew Z.
Relating to the use of flashing red signal lights on church buses. House: Transportation
Senate: Jurisprudence
90 Day Bill
SB 117 63-0 (1973) Author: Mengden, Walter Relating to silent prayer in public schools. Senate: State Affairs Reported favorably
SB 753 63-0 (1973) Author: Traeger, John Relating to clergyman-penitent privilege. Senate: Jurisprudence Sent to subcommittee
HB 1049 62-0 (1971) Author: Mengden, Walter Relating to silent prayer in public schools.
HR 164 62-0 (1971) Author: Blythe, W.J. "Bill" Urging Congress to adopt legislative amending the Constitution to permit nondenominational prayer in public buildings.
SB 7 62-0 (1971) Author: Hall, Ralph Relating to prohibitions against disturbing religious meetings; providing penalties.
SB 584 62-0 (1971) Author: Schwartz, A.R. "Babe"
Sponsor: Longoria, Raul
Relating to permitting churches, religious societies, veteran's organizations, and other nonprofit charitable organizations to conduct lotteries for their benefit on property owned by the conducting agency; providing for penalties.
SR 132 62-2 (1972) Author: Schwartz, A.R. "Babe" | et. al. Calling upon President Nixon to seek religious freedom for all persecuted religious groups in the Soviet Union and to put the plight of the Soviet Jews on the agenda of his discussions with Soviet leaders.
SB 44 62-4 (1972)
HB 183 61-0 (1969) Author: Parker, Carl Relating to providing for tax exemption of certain property used exclusively as dwelling places for the ministers of a church or religious society.
HB 776 61-0 (1969) Author: Vance, Arthur K. | et. al. Relating to amending the Texas Penal Code so as to permit growing, cutting, harvesting, drying, curing, storing, possessing, handling, mailing, distributing, supplying, selling, and delivering, and otherwise dealing with, peyote in relation to its nondrug use in bona fide religious ceremonies of the Native American Church of North America.
HB 1468 61-0 (1969) Author: Blanton, Jack C. F. | et. al. Relating to disturbing congregations; providing for prohibitions against disturbing religious meetings, defining conduct calculated to disturb religious assemblages, and increasing maximum penalties therefor.
HJR 52 61-0 (1969) Author: Allen, Joe Relating to proposing a constitutional amendment to authorize religious nonprofit organizations to conduct bingo games for charitable purposes.
SB 669 61-0 (1969) Author: Grover, Henry Cushing "Hank" Relating to transferring authority for preservation of Gethsemane Church from the State Building Commission to the State Historical Survey Committee; vesting authority and responsibility for the preservation of the structure known as the Carrington-Covert House in the State Historical Survey Committee.
SB 846 61-0 (1969) Author: Hall, Ralph M. | et. al. Relating to disturbing congregations; providing for prohibitions against disturbing religious meetings, defining conduct calculated to disturb religious assemblages, and increasing maximum penalties therefor.
HB 21 60-0 (1967) Author: Floyd, Jr., Paul W. | et. al. Relating to the licensing of certain child-care institutions by the State Department of Public Welfare; providing that certain child-caring facilities shall not be required to obtain a license.
HB 22 60-0 (1967) Author: Floyd, Jr., Paul W. | et. al. Relating to the licensing of certain child-care institutions by the State Board of Health.
HB 49 60-0 (1967) Author: Clayton, Bill | et. al. Relating to making privileged certain communications between a clergyman and his penitent.
HB 51 60-0 (1967) Author: Clayton, Bill Relating to the exemption of certain sales of tangible personal property made by religious, educational, charitable, eleemosynary, or fraternal organizations from the provisions of the Limited Sales, Excise, and Use Tax.
HB 280 60-0 (1967) Author: Richardson, Jr., George L. "Skeet" | et. al. Relating to amending certain statute so as to exempt from taxation property of the Dan Dancigar Jewish Foundation, for so long as the property so exempted is owned by and exclusively used by said Dan Dancigar Jewish Foundation and not in whole or in part leased out to others or otherwise used with a view to profit.
HB 521 60-0 (1967) Author: Sherman, W.C. "Bud" | et. al. Relating to the definition of the term "actual places of religious worship".
SB 35 60-0 (1967) Author: Creighton, Tom Relating to making privileged certain communications between a clergyman and his penitent.
SB 209 60-0 (1967) Author: Kennard, Don | et. al. Relating to the definition of the term "actual places of religious worship".
HB 213 59-0 (1965) Author: Miller, William H. Relating to making privileged certain communications between husband and wife, attorney and client, clergyman and confessor, physician and patient, and newsman and his source of information.
HB 321 59-0 (1965) Author: Guffey, Lloyd Myron Relating to exempting certain church-owned motor vehicles used for church school purposes from certain motor vehicles sales taxes and registration fees, and providing for refunds of certain motor fuel taxes.
HB 781 59-0 (1965) Author: Scoggins, Ralph "Skip" | et. al. Relating to removing the requirement that a church vesting management of its affairs in its members provide for a board of directors in its articles of incorporation; amending the Texas Non-Profit Corporation Act.
HB 812 59-0 (1965) Author: Fondren, Gene Norris | et. al. Relating to the preservation of the structure known as the Gethsemane Church.
SB 86 59-0 (1965) Author: Creighton, Tom Relating to making privileged certain communications between a clergyman and confessor.
SB 382 59-0 (1965) Author: Herring, Charles | et. al. Relating to the preservation of the structure known as the Gethsemane Church.
HCR 14 59-1 (1966)
HB 342 58-0 (1963) Author: Guffey, Lloyd Myron | et. al. Relating to exempting certain church-owned motor vehicles used for church school purposes from certain motor vehicles sales taxes and registration fees.
HCR 85 58-0 (1963)
HCR 93 58-0 (1963)
SB 29 58-0 (1963) Author: Aikin, Jr., A.M. Relating to providing an exemption of property passing to or for the use of any religious, educational, or charitable organization, if the laws of the jurisdiction under which such organization is organized or is operating provide an exemption from death tax of any character with respect to property passing (1) to or for the use of any such organization, or (2) to or for the use of any such organization organized or operating within the State of Texas, or (3) to or for the use of any such organization organized or operating within any other jurisdiction which grants a reciprocal exemption.
SB 258 58-0 (1963) Author: Krueger, Culp Relating to exempting certain church-owned motor vehicles used for church school purposes from certain motor vehicles sales taxes and registration fees, and providing for refunds of certain motor fuel taxes.
HB 15 57-0 (1961) Author: Guffey, Lloyd Myron | et. al. Relating to amending certain Acts exempting certain church-owned motor vehicles used for church school purposes from certain motor vehicles sales taxes and registration fees, and providing for refunds of certain motor fuel taxes; providing for severability.
HB 286 57-0 (1961) Author: Thurman, Leon | et. al. Relating to making it unlawful the wearing of religious garb while teaching in the public schools of this State; providing that no public funds shall be expended in support of any school in which this Act is being violated.
HB 465 57-0 (1961) Author: Butler, Jerry | et. al. Relating to amending a certain Article of the Code of Criminal Procedure providing a privilege for a clergyman to refuse to testify or disclose certain confidential communications.
HB 548 57-0 (1961) Author: Oliver, W. T. "Boss Cajun" | et. al. Relating to providing requirements for the holders of any office or public trust in this state, or employment in public schools, public junior colleges, and state colleges and universities: setting out administrative procedures for filing and inspection, making violation an offense and prescribing the penalty therefor.
SB 225 57-0 (1961) Author: Herring, Charles Relating to amending a certain Statute relating to the exemption of property owned by a church and used as the dwelling place for the ministry.
SB 21 57-3 (1962) Author: Parkhouse, George M. Relating to amending a certain Statute exempting certain organizations and persons from the filing of certain applications and the payment of certain fees.
HB 619 56-0 (1959) Author: Guffey, Lloyd Myron | et. al. Relating to amending certain statutes by exempting churches operating schools from the provisions of the motor vehicle retail sales tax.
HB 620 56-0 (1959) Author: Guffey, Lloyd Myron | et. al. Relating to amending certain statutes by exempting churches operating schools from the provisions of the motor vehicle retail sales tax.
HB 621 56-0 (1959) Author: Guffey, Lloyd Myron | et. al. Relating to amending certain statutes by providing for the exemption of churches operating schools from the payment of registration fees on motor vehicles.
HB 654 56-0 (1959) Author: Matthew, C. T. "Pete" | et. al. Relating to amending the Code of Criminal Procedure by providing a privilege for a clergyman to refuse to testify or disclose certain confidential communications.
HB 929 56-0 (1959) Author: Green, Howard Lemuel | et. al. Relating to amending certain acts relating to exemption from taxation of property owned by a church and used as a residence for the ministry, including associate pastors and educational directors.
SB 392 56-0 (1959) Author: Martin, Crawford Collins Relating to amending certain acts by providing that it shall not be unlawful for organized religious societies or sects to bury persons within church buildings owned by such societies or sects.
SB 356 55-0 (1957) Author: Hudson, Hubert R. Relating to permitting reading of the Bible in the public schools; prohibiting sectarian or doctrinal teaching.
HB 465 54-0 (1955) Author: Carr, Waggoner Relating to amending certain Statutes and exempting from taxation the property of the organization known as Missionary Crusader, Incorporated.
SB 121 54-0 (1955) Author: Parkhouse, George M. Relating to providing for the granting of corporate charters to subordinate churches, congregations, parishes, committees or any other religious organizations of the Orthodox Church and other like institutions and orders organized for religious purposes which are incorporated under the laws of Texas; providing for the rights of the subordinate; providing for the revocation of the charters of the subordinates by such parent.
SB 282 54-0 (1955) Author: Aikin, Jr., A.M. Relating to amending certain Statutes prescribing studies to be taught in public schools to provide for exemptions therefrom when in conflict with certain religious teachings.
HB 27 51-0 (1949) Author: Loving, James William "Bill" | et. al. Relating to the provision of motor vehicle license registration for church buses, and for other purposes; providing a penalty for violation of its provisions.
SB 99 51-0 (1949) Author: Moffett, George Clarence "Cotton" Relating to provide motor vehicle license registration for church buses, and for other purposes, providing a penalty for violation of its provisions.
SB 190 50-0 (1947) Author: Jones, Charles R. Relating to amending the Penal Code relative to those who practice physio-therapy and confine their practice strictly to non-medical treatment by electricity, massage, exercise by active or passive movements (rather than by drugs).
HB 702 47-0 (1941) Author: Pevehouse, Doyle Relating to exempting busses owned and operated by churches from the payment of registration fees.
SB 93 47-0 (1941) Author: Sulak, Louis J. | et. al. Relating to amending certain Act so as to exempt therefrom associations not operated for profit, composed only of the members of a particular religious denomination which do not provide insurance benefits in excess of One Thousand ($1,000) Dollars.
SB 399 47-0 (1941) Author: Graves, William Carey "Will (Bill)" Relating to amending certain Act exempting religious book stores from the tax therein provided.
HB 10 46-0 (1939) Author: Hankamer, Harold Monroe | et. al. Relating to amending a certain Act provided that those ministering to the sick or suffering shall refrain from maintaining offices except for the purpose of exercising the teachings of the Church.
SB 26 46-0 (1939) Author: Redditt, John Sayers Relating to amending a certain Act relating to Christian Scientists ministering to the sick; providing that those so ministering or offering to minister to the sick or suffering shall refrain from maintaining offices, except for the purpose of exercising the principles, tenets, or teachings of the Church of which they are bona fide members.
SB 5 43-1 (1933) Author: Holbrook, Thomas Jefferson Relating to prohibiting inquiry concerning the religion or religious affiliations of persons seeking employment or official position in the public schools, providing a penalty.
HB 258 42-0 (1931) Author: Anderson, Preston Louis | et. al. Relating to amending certain article by adding a provision exempting a dwelling place for the ministry of any church or religious society from all taxes.
SB 98 42-0 (1931) Author: Williamson, W. Albert "Cap" Relating to exempting from taxation property owned exclusively and in fee by a church for the exclusive use as a dwelling place for the ministry of such church, which yields no revenue whatever to such church.
HB 231 40-0 (1927) Author: Kemble, Sr., George Clark Relating to authorizing the judge of any district court, or other court having jurisdiction, to appoint a receiver or receivers for any defunct or disorganized church or congregation and authorize the management, sale or other disposition of any and all properties.
HB 112 40-1 (1927) Author: McCombs, Charles S. Relating to amending Article 4011, Revised Civil Statutes, 1925, so as to permit a railroad to issue a free pass, or free transportation, to any minister of religion without being required to issue like free pass or free transportation to every other minister of religion in the State making application therefor.
HB 359 39-0 (1925) Author: Irwin, Thomas K. | et. al. Relating to amending certain statute relating to authorizing the free transportation to ministers of religion when making intrastate trips; defining ministers of religion. House: Common Carriers
HB 481 39-0 (1925) Author: Harper, James W. | et. al. Relating to prohibiting any person teaching or performing his duties as teacher, instructor, professor, officer, president or superintendent in any public school in this State who is an atheist or who disbelieves in a Supreme Being, requiring an oath to accomplish such end. House: Education
SB 296 39-0 (1925) Author: Holbrook, Thomas Jefferson Relating to authorizing judges to appoint a receiver or receivers of any defunct or disorganized church or congregation; authorizing the management and sale of all such properties. Senate: Civil Jurisprudence
HB 39 38-0 (1923) Author: McDonald, William T. | et. al. Relating to making provision for an opening exercise, in all the class and assembly room of the public schools of this State, to consist of readings, without comment, of appropriate page from the Bible with religious or patriotic song.
HB 238 38-0 (1923) Author: Irwin, Thomas K. Relating to exempting from taxation Young Men's Christian Association buildings, Young Men's Hebrew Association buildings, and Young Women's Christian Association buildings.
HB 236 38-2 (1923) Author: Carpenter, Lewis Thomas Relating to authorizing steam or electric railway companies, street railway companies, interurban railway companies and other chartered transportation companies, sleeping car companies, or persons or association of persons operating the same, or the receivers or lessees thereof, or their officers, agents or employees, to issue free transportation to ministers of religion in this State when making intrastate trips.
HB 430 36-0 (1919) Author: Johnson, Thomas S. Relating to amending certain statute so as to eliminate the quantity of intoxicating liquors that may be ordered, received, shipped or transported for sacramental purposes only.
SB 122 36-0 (1919) Author: Caldwell, Walter Douglass Relating to authorizing and empowering the Governor of the State of Texas to convey to the trustees of the First Methodist Episcopal Church, South, of Austin, Texas, the north of one-half of block No. 124 of the City of Austin, prescribing the conditions of said conveyance.
SB 277 36-0 (1919) Author: Suiter, William David "Will" | et. al. Relating to amending certain Act by providing that nothing in this Act shall make it unlawful for any priest or minister of any religious denomination or sect, to order or receive wine for sacramental purposes only. House: Liquor Traffic
Senate: Civil Jurisprudence
SB 25 35-0 (1917) Author: Bee, Carlos Relating to exempting the Catholic Womens' Homes and Associations used exclusively for the purpose of furthering religious work from taxation.
SB 178 34-0 (1915) Author: Smith, Lon A. Relating to amending the Penal Code relating to disturbances of congregations during religious worship.
HB 811 33-0 (1913) Author: Sullivan, R. L. | et. al. Relating to prohibiting base ball being played on Sunday within one mile of a place of public worship except in towns and cities of over twenty thousand (20,000) inhabitants.
SB 345 33-0 (1913) Author: Warren, Robert Lee Relating to amending the Penal Code of 1911, by adding article 485a, providing that if any person shall falsely assume or pretend to be a judicial or ministerial officer and while so falsely pretending shall perform a pretended or mock marriage shall be guilty of a felony, providing for punishment therefor.
SB 221 32-0 (1911) Author: Weinert, Ferdinand C. | et. al. Relating to authorizing and directing the Governor of the State of Texas to convey to the Texas District of the German Evangelical Synod of North America about three acres of land out of original Survey 25 in the name of Anselmo Galvan, about five miles south of the city of San Antonio, in Bexar county, Texas; also about nine [and ] 6-10 acres of land out of Survey 26 in the name of William Small about five miles south of the city of San Antonio in Bexar county, Texas.
HB 162 25-0 (1897) Relating to amending the Penal Code of the State of Texas; relating to disturbance of religious worship.
SB 158 21-0 (1889) Relating to providing that Jewish rabbis be added to the list of those authorized to celebrate the rites of matrimony.
HB 82 20-0 (1887) Relating to the salaries of chaplains of the penitentiaries.
SB 40 18-0 (1883) Relating to wilfully disturbing any congregation or part of a congregation assembled for religious worship; creating an offense

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