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Select bill Bill Session Author & Sponsor Caption Committees Last action
HB 1859 86-0 (2019) Author: Neave, Victoria Relating to a landlord's obligation to rekey a security device for a dwelling. House: Business & Industry Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 3371 86-0 (2019) Author: Darby, Drew
Sponsor: Taylor, Larry
Relating to the regulation of certain battery-charged fences by municipalities and counties. House: Land & Resource Management
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective on 9/1/19
SB 1773 86-0 (2019) Author: Bettencourt, Paul Relating to the provision of alarm system services by certain municipalities. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SB 2307 86-0 (2019) Author: Taylor, Larry Relating to the regulation of certain battery-charged fences by municipalities and counties. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
HB 3115 85-0 (2017) Author: Simmons, Ron Relating to the administration and enforcement of the Private Security Act. House: Homeland Security & Public Safety Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 3431 85-0 (2017) Author: Gooden, Lance Relating to training for peace officers on enforcing the Private Security Act. House: Homeland Security & Public Safety Referred to Homeland Security & Public Safety
HB 2162 84-0 (2015) Author: Simmons, Ron
Sponsor: Campbell, Donna
Relating to municipal regulation of the use of alarm systems; authorizing a municipal fee. House: Urban Affairs
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Effective on 9/1/15
HB 2404 84-0 (2015) Author: Anderson, Rodney
Sponsor: Eltife, Kevin
Relating to certain security devices for residential tenancies. House: Business & Industry
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective on 1/1/16
HCR 144 84-0 (2015) Author: Anderson, Rodney
Sponsor: Eltife, Kevin
Instructing the enrolling clerk of the House to make corrections in H.B. No. 2404. Signed by the Governor
HB 1353 83-0 (2013) Author: Rodriguez, Eddie Relating to emergency response alarms at public schools. House: Public Education Referred to Public Education
HB 1741 83-0 (2013) Author: Naishtat, Elliott
Sponsor: West, Royce | et. al.
Relating to requiring child safety alarms in certain vehicles used by child-care facilities to transport children. House: Human Services
Senate: Health & Human Services
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HR 769 83-0 (2013) Author: Stickland, Jonathan Directing the Texas State Preservation Board to remove the metal detectors in the State Capitol. House: House Administration Referred to House Administration
SB 407 83-0 (2013) Author: Carona, John
Sponsor: Thompson, Senfronia
Relating to an exemption for persons who sell certain burglar and fire alarm components from the requirement to be licensed as an air conditioning and refrigeration contractor. House: Licensing & Administrative Procedures
Senate: Business & Commerce
Placed on General State Calendar
SB 582 83-0 (2013) Author: Davis, Wendy Relating to municipal swimming pool requirements for certain dwellings. Senate: Business & Commerce Not again placed on intent calendar
HB 802 82-0 (2011) Author: Bonnen, Dennis Relating to the authority of a municipality to regulate door-to-door solicitation and sales by an alarm systems company. House: Homeland Security & Public Safety Failed to receive affirmative vote in comm.
HB 1867 82-0 (2011) Author: Fletcher, Allen Relating to the regulation of certain private security companies and occupations. House: Homeland Security & Public Safety Reported favorably as substituted
HB 2577 82-0 (2011) Author: Miller, Sid
Sponsor: Hegar, Glenn
Relating to the unlawful use of a criminal instrument or mechanical security device; providing a penalty. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
Effective on 9/1/11
HB 2623 82-0 (2011) Author: Beck, Marva
Sponsor: Watson, Kirk
Relating to certain energy security technologies for critical governmental facilities. House: Homeland Security & Public Safety
Senate: Transportation & Homeland Security
Left pending in committee
SB 771 82-0 (2011) Author: Davis, Wendy Relating to swimming pool safety alarms for certain single-family homes; providing a civil penalty. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SB 1400 82-0 (2011) Author: Patrick, Dan
Sponsor: Fletcher, Allen
Relating to the regulation of certain private security companies and occupations. House: Homeland Security & Public Safety
Senate: Business & Commerce
Placed on General State Calendar
HB 4137 81-0 (2009) Author: Frost, Stephen Relating to licensing requirements for persons who sell, install, service, monitor or respond to certain camera systems. House: Public Safety Reported favorably as substituted
HB 1784 80-0 (2007) Author: Haggerty, Pat
Sponsor: Jackson, Mike
Relating to notice of certain information concerning a governmental body's alarm system response policy. House: Urban Affairs
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Effective on 9/1/07
HB 1906 80-0 (2007) Author: West, George Relating to the authority of a municipality to regulate certain burglar alarm systems. House: Law Enforcement Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 3966 80-0 (2007) Author: Martinez Fischer, Trey Relating to requiring certain businesses to maintain certain security measures. House: Business & Industry Referred to Business & Industry
SB 1378 80-0 (2007) Author: Shapleigh, Eliot Relating to the computation of the cost of goods sold for franchise tax purposes by certain taxable entities. Senate: Finance Referred to Finance
HB 1578 79-0 (2005) Author: Goolsby, Tony Relating to the authority of a landlord to charge a tenant to rekey security devices in certain circumstances. House: Business & Industry Failed to pass to engrossment
HB 1852 79-0 (2005) Author: Herrero, Abel Relating to the installation of panic buttons in certain nursing homes and related institutions. House: Human Services Left pending in committee
HB 2229 79-0 (2005) Author: Reyna, Elvira Relating to the automatic renewal of contracts for security services. House: Business & Industry Left pending in committee
HB 2304 79-0 (2005) Author: Driver, Joe | et. al.
Sponsor: Armbrister, Kenneth
Relating to the regulation of alarm systems and alarm systems companies; providing penalties. House: Law Enforcement
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Committee report printed and distributed
HB 2626 79-0 (2005) Author: Smith, Wayne
Sponsor: Lindsay, Jon
Relating to the penalties and fees imposed by municipalities and counties in relation to certain false alarms. House: County Affairs
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Effective immediately
HB 3140 79-0 (2005) Author: Hughes, Bryan
Sponsor: Armbrister, Kenneth
Relating to exemption of certain electronic access control device or alarm system manufacturers or providers from private security regulation. House: Law Enforcement
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective immediately
HB 3168 79-0 (2005) Author: Brown, Fred Relating to the court house security fund House: County Affairs No action taken in committee
HB 3385 79-0 (2005) Author: Pickett, Joseph Relating to licensing and regulation of residential fire alarm technicians and regulation of fire alarm detection and alarm devices. House: Insurance Committee report sent to Calendars
SB 568 79-0 (2005) Author: Deuell, Bob
Sponsor: Truitt, Vicki
Relating to private security and personal emergency response system providers; providing penalties. House: Public Health
Senate: Health & Human Services
Effective on 9/1/05
SB 1364 79-0 (2005) Author: Armbrister, Kenneth Relating to exemption of certain electronic access control device providers from private security regulation. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SB 1365 79-0 (2005) Author: Armbrister, Kenneth Relating to the regulation of alarm systems and alarm systems companies. Senate: Intergovernmental Relations Referred to Intergovernmental Relations
SCR 42 79-0 (2005) Author: Deuell, Bob
Sponsor: Truitt, Vicki
Instructing the enrolling clerk of the Senate to make technical corrections to S.B. No. 568. Signed by the Governor
HB 39 78-0 (2003) Author: Chisum, Warren Relating to the applicability of certain requirements regarding security devices on leased dwellings. House: Business & Industry Left pending in committee
HB 1769 78-0 (2003) Author: Driver, Joe
Sponsor: Shapiro, Florence
Relating to occupations regulated by the Texas Commission on Private Security. House: Government Reform
Senate: Criminal Justice
Effective on 9/1/03
HB 2079 78-0 (2003) Author: Driver, Joe Relating to the regulation of certain activities associated with providing private security. House: Law Enforcement Comm. report sent to Local & Consent Calendar
HB 3236 78-0 (2003) Author: Smith, Todd Relating to the regulation of alarm systems and alarm systems companies. House: Urban Affairs Committee report sent to Calendars
SB 1252 78-0 (2003) Author: Armbrister, Kenneth
Sponsor: Driver, Joe
Relating to the regulation of certain activities associated with providing private security. House: Law Enforcement
Senate: Criminal Justice
See remarks for effective date
SB 1907 78-0 (2003) Author: Armbrister, Kenneth Relating to the regulation of alarm systems and alarm systems companies. House: Urban Affairs
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Referred to Urban Affairs
HB 7 78-3 (2003) Author: Swinford, David | et. al.
Sponsor: Ogden, Steve
Relating to the reorganization of, efficiency in, and other reform measures applying to governmental entities and certain regulatory practices; providing a penalty. House: Government Reform
Senate: Finance
See remarks for effective date
HB 11 78-3 (2003) Author: Swinford, David Relating to the abolition of the Texas Commission on Private Security and the transfer of its functions to the Department of Public Safety of the State of Texas and the Texas Department of Health. House: Government Reform Referred to Government Reform
HR 344 78-3 (2003) Author: Swinford, David Suspending limitations on conference committee jurisdiction, H.B. No. 7. Reported enrolled
HB 1729 77-0 (2001) Author: Goolsby, Tony Relating to preventing the consequences of theft, including retail theft; providing penalties. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
HB 2659 77-0 (2001) Author: Marchant, Kenny Relating to the authority of a political subdivision to offer certain alarm services. House: Public Safety Left pending in committee
SB 966 77-0 (2001) Author: Staples, Todd
Sponsor: Goolsby, Tony
Relating to preventing the consequences of theft, including retail theft; providing penalties. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
Effective on 9/1/01
SB 1224 77-0 (2001) Author: Harris, Chris
Sponsor: Turner, Bob
Relating to occupations regulated by the Texas Commission on Private Security. House: Public Safety
Senate: Criminal Justice
Vetoed by the Governor
HB 896 76-0 (1999) Author: Haggerty, Pat | et. al. Relating to the meaning of a tenant turnover date in connection with requirements for security devices for residential rental property. House: Business & Industry Laid on the table subject to call
HB 1168 76-0 (1999) Author: Thompson, Senfronia
Sponsor: Ellis, Rodney
Relating to security services in certain court buildings. House: County Affairs
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Effective in 90 days -- 8/30/99
HB 1177 76-0 (1999) Author: Junell, Robert
Sponsor: Duncan, Robert
Relating to permissible uses of courthouse security fund and municipal court building security fund. House: County Affairs
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Effective immediately
HB 1365 76-0 (1999) Author: Burnam, Lon Relating to security bars on residential dwellings. House: Public Safety Laid on the table subject to call
HB 1391 76-0 (1999) Author: Kuempel, Edmund Relating to the regulation of alarm systems under the Private Investigators and Private Security Agencies Act. House: Public Safety Referred to Public Safety
HB 2052 76-0 (1999) Author: Thompson, Senfronia Relating to repealing the sales tax on security service. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HB 2523 76-0 (1999) Author: Wise, Miguel Relating to home security system contracts. House: Business & Industry No action taken in committee
HB 2941 76-0 (1999) Author: Lewis, Glenn
Sponsor: Armbrister, Kenneth
Relating to certain home protection insurance. House: Insurance
Senate: Economic Development
Effective on 9/1/99
HB 3189 76-0 (1999) Author: Driver, Joe
Sponsor: Jackson, Mike
Relating to the sale, servicing, installation, or monitoring of fire alarms, fire detection devices, or other alarm systems. House: Public Safety
Senate: Economic Development
Effective on 9/1/99
SB 166 76-0 (1999) Author: Carona, John
Sponsor: Haggerty, Pat
Relating to the meaning of a tenant turnover date in connection with requirements for security devices for residential rental property. House: Business & Industry
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/99
SB 797 76-0 (1999) Author: Ellis, Rodney Relating to security services in certain court buildings. Senate: Intergovernmental Relations Referred to Intergovernmental Relations
SB 839 76-0 (1999) Author: West, Royce
Sponsor: Burnam, Lon
Relating to security bars on residential dwellings. House: Public Safety
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/99
HB 457 70-0 (1987) Author: Polumbo, Anthony
Sponsor: Henderson, Don
Relating to the authority of a county to charge a fee when the sheriff's office responds to a false alarm. House: County Affairs
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Effective in 90 days-8/31/87
SB 1045 70-0 (1987) Author: Krier, Cynthia Relating to the authority of counties to control false security alarms; authorizing a fee. Senate: Jurisprudence Reported favorably with substitute
HB 228 69-0 (1985) Author: Polumbo, Anthony Relating to the authority of a county to charge a fee when the sheriff's office responds to a false alarm. House: County Affairs Placed on General State Calendar
HB 1410 69-0 (1985) Author: Burnett, Dick Relating to the licensing of alarm companies by the Private Investigators and Private Security Agencies Act. House: Law Enforcement Referred to Law Enforcement
HB 1861 69-0 (1985) Author: Craddick, Tom
Sponsor: Howard, Ed
Relating to reduction of homeowners insurance premiums for installation of certain security devices. House: Insurance
Senate: Economic Development
Effective immediately
HB 667 68-0 (1983) Author: Hammond, Bill Relating to the confidentiality of alarm systems records. House: Law Enforcement Committee report printed and sent to Committee on Calendars
HB 1033 68-0 (1983) Author: Tejeda, Frank Relating to the registration of alarm systems installers and private security officers. House: Law Enforcement See remarks
SB 277 68-0 (1983) Author: Leedom, John
Sponsor: Hammond, Bill
Relating to the confidentiality of alarm systems records. House: Law Enforcement
Senate: Economic Development
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SB 417 68-0 (1983) Author: Doggett, Lloyd
Sponsor: Tejeda, Frank
Relating to the registration and registration fees of alarm systems installers and certain private security officers and consultants and to certain duties of the Board of Private Investigators and Private Security Agencies. House: Law Enforcement
Senate: State Affairs
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HB 530 67-0 (1981) Author: McLeod, E. Douglas Relating to a landlord's duty to install a security device on the tenant's request. House: Business & Industry Referred to Committee on Business and Industry
HB 1805 67-0 (1981) Author: Hackney, Clint Relating to the exemption from property taxation of part of the value of residence homesteads with certain burglar alarm systems. House: Ways & Means Referred to subcommittee
HB 2074 67-0 (1981) Author: Hackney, Clint Relating to the requirement for new residential buildings to have burglar alarms. House: Business & Industry Referred to Committee on Business and Industry
HR 4 67-0 (1981) Author: Hudson III, Samuel Relating to security programs for large residential complexes. House: Transportation
SB 1099 67-0 (1981) Author: Travis, Dee Relating to reduction in homeowners insurance premiums for compliance with certain security standards. Senate: Economic Development Referred to Committee on Economic Development
HB 753 66-0 (1979) Author: Hudson III, Samuel Relating to requirement of adequate locks and lighting for apartments and hotels. House: Business & Industry Referred to subcommittee
HB 1081 66-0 (1979) Author: Leonard, Jr., Bob Relating to credits on and reductions of certain homeowners and renters insurance premiums. House: Insurance Comm. report printed and sent to Committee on Calendars
HR 65 66-0 (1979) Author: Hudson III, Samuel Requesting the Texas Department of Public Safety to institute a campaign to encourage owners of residential complexes to establish a security program. House: Security & Sanctions
SB 1249 66-0 (1979) Author: Doggett, Lloyd
Sponsor: Green, Gene
Relating to the regulation of the sales, servicing, installation and maintenance of fire and burglar alarms and detection devices and certain requirements for persons licensed to install or service burglar alarms. House: Insurance
Senate: Human Resources
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HB 462 65-0 (1977) Author: Green, Gene Relating to credits of unearned premiums or reduction of premiums for certain insurance. House: Insurance Referred to Committee on Insurance
SB 497 64-0 (1975) Author: Mauzy, Oscar
Sponsor: Geiger, Richard S.
Relating to an exception to the requirement of a license to install an alarm signal device or burglar alarm in certain situations. House: State Affairs
Senate: State Affairs
Effective immediately
HB 655 63-0 (1973) Author: Lombardino, Frank Relating to the definition of "Security Systems Services" and to exemption under the Private Investigators and Private Securities Agencies Act. House: State Affairs Referred to subcommittee
SB 955 63-0 (1973) Author: Adams, Don Relating to licensing requirements applying to certain individuals and business entities engaged in the business of installing and servicing certain alarm systems. Senate: Intergovernmental Relations Referred to Committee on Intergovernmental Relations

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