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HB 62 85-0 (2017) Author: Craddick, Tom | et. al.
Sponsor: Zaffirini, Judith
Relating to the use of a wireless communication device while operating a motor vehicle; creating a criminal offense; modifying existing criminal penalties. House: Transportation
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/17
HB 160 85-0 (2017) Author: Lucio III, Eddie Relating to the use of a wireless communication device while operating a motor vehicle; creating a criminal offense; modifying existing criminal penalties. House: Transportation Referred to Transportation
HB 306 85-0 (2017) Author: Minjarez, Ina | et. al. Relating to harassment, bullying, and cyberbullying of a public school student or minor and certain mental health programs for public school students. House: Public Education Laid on the table subject to call
HB 450 85-0 (2017) Author: Fallon, Pat | et. al. Relating to the use of a mobile phone by a person near a polling place. House: Elections Considered in Calendars
HB 455 85-0 (2017) Author: Metcalf, Will | et. al.
Sponsor: Nichols, Robert
Relating to the authority of a property owner to participate by telephone conference call at a protest hearing by an appraisal review board. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Finance
Effective on 9/1/17
HB 512 85-0 (2017) Author: Davis, Sarah Relating to the placement of warning signs in areas where the use of a wireless communication device is prohibited. House: Transportation Referred to Transportation
HB 520 85-0 (2017) Author: Turner, Chris Relating to the use of a wireless communication device while operating a motor vehicle; creating an offense and providing penalties. House: Transportation Left pending in committee
HB 1748 85-0 (2017) Author: VanDeaver, Gary Relating to the use of a portable electronic device while operating a motor vehicle; creating a criminal offense. House: Transportation Referred to Transportation
HB 2450 85-0 (2017) Author: Koop, Linda Relating to a warrant authorizing the search of a cellular telephone or other wireless communications device. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Placed on General State Calendar
HB 2931 85-0 (2017) Author: Moody, Joe
Sponsor: Whitmire, John
Relating to the nonsubstantive revision of certain provisions of the Code of Criminal Procedure, including conforming amendments. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
Effective on . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
HB 3066 85-0 (2017) Author: Guillen, Ryan
Sponsor: Menéndez, José
Relating to certain benefits and protections for military service members. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs
Senate: Veteran Affairs & Border Security
Effective immediately
HB 3580 85-0 (2017) Author: Raymond, Richard Peña Relating to a policy of a school district concerning possession of a telecommunications device by a student. House: Public Education Referred to Public Education
HB 3797 85-0 (2017) Author: Alonzo, Roberto Relating to the regulation of call centers; providing a civil penalty. House: Business & Industry Referred to Business & Industry
SB 31 85-0 (2017) Author: Zaffirini, Judith | et. al. Relating to the use of a wireless communication device while operating a motor vehicle; creating a criminal offense; modifying existing criminal penalties. Senate: State Affairs Not again placed on intent calendar
SB 57 85-0 (2017) Author: Zaffirini, Judith Relating to the use of a wireless communication device by a state officer or employee while operating a motor vehicle. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SB 67 85-0 (2017) Author: Zaffirini, Judith Relating to the use of a wireless communication device while operating a motor vehicle; creating a criminal offense. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 144 85-0 (2017) Author: Garcia, Sylvia Relating to the use of a mobile phone by a person occupying a voting station. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 660 85-0 (2017) Author: Watson, Kirk Relating to the use of certain mobile devices at a polling place. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 1356 85-0 (2017) Author: Hall, Bob Relating to distracted driving collisions; creating an offense. Senate: Transportation Referred to Transportation
SB 1823 85-0 (2017) Author: Burton, Konni
Sponsor: Koop, Linda
Relating to a warrant authorizing the search of a cellular telephone or other wireless communications device. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
Committee report sent to Calendars
SB 1856 85-0 (2017) Author: Whitmire, John Relating to the nonsubstantive revision of certain provisions of the Code of Criminal Procedure, including conforming amendments. Senate: Criminal Justice Referred to Criminal Justice
SB 2037 85-0 (2017) Author: Zaffirini, Judith Relating to a request for 9-1-1 services by text message. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
HB 117 85-1 (2017) Author: Uresti, Tomas Relating to the use of a wireless communication device while operating a motor vehicle; amending provisions subject to a criminal penalty. House: Transportation Left pending in committee
HB 171 85-1 (2017) Author: Goldman, Craig | et. al. Relating to prosecution of certain offenses involving and preemption of local regulation of the use of a wireless communication device while operating a motor vehicle. House: Transportation Left pending in committee
HB 269 85-1 (2017) Author: Fallon, Pat Relating to the use of a mobile phone by a person near a polling place. House: Elections Referred to Elections
HB 327 85-1 (2017) Author: Davis, Sarah Relating to the placement of warning signs in areas where the use of a wireless communication device is prohibited. House: Transportation Left pending in committee
SB 15 85-1 (2017) Author: Huffines, Don | et. al. Relating to prosecution of certain offenses involving and preemption of local regulation of the use of a wireless communication device while operating a motor vehicle. Senate: Business & Commerce Received from the Senate
SB 25 85-1 (2017) Author: Hall, Bob Relating to distracted driving; creating a criminal offense. Filed
SB 39 85-1 (2017) Author: Zaffirini, Judith Relating to the use of a wireless communication device while operating a motor vehicle; creating a criminal offense. Filed
SB 92 85-1 (2017) Author: Zaffirini, Judith Relating to distracted driving; adding a provision subject to a criminal penalty. Filed
HB 64 84-0 (2015) Author: Lucio III, Eddie Relating to the use of a portable wireless communication device while operating a motor vehicle; creating an offense; providing penalties. House: Transportation Referred to Transportation
HB 80 84-0 (2015) Author: Craddick, Tom | et. al.
Sponsor: Zaffirini, Judith | et. al.
Relating to the use of a portable wireless communication device while operating a motor vehicle; creating a criminal offense; modifying existing criminal penalties. House: Transportation
Senate: State Affairs
Placed on intent calendar
HB 141 84-0 (2015) Author: Menéndez, José Relating to the use of a wireless communication device while operating a motor vehicle; creating an offense and providing penalties. House: Transportation Referred to Transportation
HB 214 84-0 (2015) Author: Harless, Patricia Relating to the use of a portable wireless communication device while operating a motor vehicle; creating an offense; providing penalties. House: Transportation Referred to Transportation
HB 326 84-0 (2015) Author: Wu, Gene | et. al.
Sponsor: Hall, Bob
Relating to information provided by electronic means in support of the issuance of a search warrant. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
Effective on 9/1/15
HB 411 84-0 (2015) Author: Turner, Chris | et. al. Relating to prohibiting certain telemarketing calls by a credit access business; adding a provision subject to criminal penalties. House: Business & Industry
Senate: Business & Commerce
Referred to Business & Commerce
HB 675 84-0 (2015) Author: Bonnen, Greg | et. al. Relating to the use of a mobile phone by a person occupying a voting station. House: Elections
Senate: State Affairs
Referred to State Affairs
HB 1352 84-0 (2015) Author: Turner, Chris Relating to the use of a wireless communication device while operating a motor vehicle; creating an offense and providing penalties. House: Transportation Referred to Transportation
HB 1396 84-0 (2015) Author: Workman, Paul
Sponsor: Burton, Konni | et. al.
Relating to certain criminal offenses, punishments, and procedures; the construction of certain statutes and rules that create or define criminal offenses and penalties; a review of certain penal laws of this state. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
Effective on 9/1/15
HB 1916 84-0 (2015) Author: Sheffield, J. D. Relating to the enforcement of certain local traffic laws on the campus of a public or private institution of higher education. House: Higher Education Referred to Higher Education
HB 2064 84-0 (2015) Author: Keffer, Jim Relating to the installation of certain telephone or telegraph corporation facilities on or across public roads, streets, or water. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 2348 84-0 (2015) Author: Price, Four Relating to nondiscrimination against physicians in payment for telephone consultation services. House: Insurance Placed on General State Calendar
HB 3165 84-0 (2015) Author: Bohac, Dwayne Relating to warrants issued to obtain cell site information through the use of a cell site simulator device; public access to certain information relating to investigatory equipment; creating criminal offenses. House: Emerging Issues In Texas Law Enforcement, Select Left pending in committee
HB 3656 84-0 (2015) Author: King, Susan Lewis Relating to the use of telephone interpreter services in any criminal proceeding before a judge or magistrate. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
Referred to Criminal Justice
HB 3790 84-0 (2015) Author: Fletcher, Allen Relating to the electronic customer data that certain peace officers may obtain by warrant, order, or other legal process from a provider of a wire or electronic communications service or remote computing service or from a communication common carrier. House: Emerging Issues In Texas Law Enforcement, Select Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 3792 84-0 (2015) Author: Huberty, Dan Relating to entities providing engineering services to a utility or affiliate. House: Licensing & Administrative Procedures Referred to Licensing & Administrative Procedures
SB 25 84-0 (2015) Author: Zaffirini, Judith | et. al. Relating to the use of a portable wireless communication device while operating a motor vehicle; creating an offense; providing penalties. Senate: Transportation Co-author authorized
SB 238 84-0 (2015) Author: Zaffirini, Judith Relating to the use of a wireless communication device by a state officer or employee while operating a motor vehicle. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SB 535 84-0 (2015) Author: Watson, Kirk Relating to the use of certain mobile devices at a polling place. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 861 84-0 (2015) Author: Birdwell, Brian Relating to the installation of certain telephone or telegraph corporation facilities on or across public roads, streets, or water. Senate: Natural Resources & Economic Development Referred to Natural Resources & Economic Development
SB 1195 84-0 (2015) Author: West, Royce Relating to the use of telephone interpreter services in any criminal proceeding before a judge or magistrate. Senate: Criminal Justice Referred to Criminal Justice
SB 1491 84-0 (2015) Author: Garcia, Sylvia Relating to the use of a mobile phone by a person occupying a voting station. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 1864 84-0 (2015) Author: Burton, Konni | et. al.
Sponsor: Canales, Terry | et. al.
Relating to requiring a peace officer to obtain a warrant to search a cellular telephone or other wireless communications device. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
Comm. report sent to Local & Consent Calendar
HB 27 83-0 (2013) Author: Martinez Fischer, Trey Relating to the creation of an offense for certain prohibited uses of a wireless communication device while operating a motor vehicle. House: Transportation No action taken in committee
HB 41 83-0 (2013) Author: Menéndez, José Relating to the use of a wireless communication device while operating a motor vehicle; providing for penalties. House: Transportation Left pending in committee
HB 63 83-0 (2013) Author: Craddick, Tom | et. al.
Sponsor: Zaffirini, Judith | et. al.
Relating to the creation of an offense for use of a handheld wireless communication device for text-based communication while operating a motor vehicle. House: Transportation
Senate: Transportation
Co-sponsor authorized
HB 69 83-0 (2013) Author: Lucio III, Eddie Relating to the creation of an offense for certain uses of a wireless communication device while operating a motor vehicle. House: Transportation Referred to Transportation
HB 108 83-0 (2013) Author: Harless, Patricia Relating to the creation of an offense for use of a handheld wireless communication device for text-based communication while operating a motor vehicle. House: Transportation Referred to Transportation
HB 239 83-0 (2013) Author: Guillen, Ryan | et. al. Relating to verification of motor vehicle financial responsibility information. House: Technology Laid on the table subject to call
HB 304 83-0 (2013) Author: Walle, Armando Relating to employee caseload standards for child and adult protective services and child-care licensing services and call processing standards for certain of those services. House: Human Services Left pending in committee
HB 336 83-0 (2013) Author: Menéndez, José Relating to the use of a wireless communication device to provide evidence of motor vehicle financial responsibility. House: Technology Left pending in committee
HB 347 83-0 (2013) Author: Pitts, Jim | et. al.
Sponsor: Nichols, Robert
Relating to prohibiting using a wireless communication device while operating a motor vehicle on school property. House: Transportation
Senate: Transportation
Effective on 9/1/13
HB 678 83-0 (2013) Author: Sheets, Kenneth | et. al. Relating to the use of a wireless communication device to provide evidence of motor vehicle financial responsibility. House: Technology Left pending in committee
HB 1041 83-0 (2013) Author: Flynn, Dan Relating to the prepaid wireless 9-1-1 emergency services fee; clarifying the applicability of the fee. House: Homeland Security & Public Safety Referred to Homeland Security & Public Safety
HB 1332 83-0 (2013) Author: Frank, James Relating to the administration and powers of the Red River Authority of Texas. House: Natural Resources Left pending in committee
HB 1608 83-0 (2013) Author: Hughes, Bryan | et. al. Relating to warrants or orders issued to obtain location information from wireless communications devices and to public access to law enforcement or prosecutor requests for certain related location or communication information. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Placed on General State Calendar
HB 2017 83-0 (2013) Author: Price, Walter "Four" Relating to nondiscrimination against physicians in payment for telephone consultation services. House: Insurance Left pending in committee
HB 2227 83-0 (2013) Author: Wu, Gene Relating to sworn affidavits provided to support the issuance of a search warrant. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Placed on General State Calendar
HB 2263 83-0 (2013) Author: Miller, Rick
Sponsor: Huffman, Joan
Relating to requesting a replacement voter registration certificate by telephone or electronically. House: Elections
Senate: State Affairs
Effective immediately
HB 2270 83-0 (2013) Author: Morrison, Geanie Relating to the provision of insurance coverage for certain portable electronic devices. House: Insurance Left pending in committee
HB 2569 83-0 (2013) Author: Miles, Borris Relating to the methods by which a registrar must provide notice to an applicant of a rejected application for voter registration. House: Elections Referred to Elections
HB 2835 83-0 (2013) Author: King, Ken | et. al. Relating to monthly support received from the universal service fund. House: State Affairs Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 3241 83-0 (2013) Author: Thompson, Senfronia | et. al.
Sponsor: Whitmire, John
Relating to the civil prosecution of racketeering related to trafficking of persons; providing penalties. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
Effective immediately
HB 3264 83-0 (2013) Author: Turner, Chris Relating to prohibiting telemarketing calls by a credit access business. House: Business & Industry Referred to Business & Industry
SB 28 83-0 (2013) Author: Zaffirini, Judith | et. al. Relating to the creation of an offense for use of a handheld wireless communication device for text-based communication while operating a motor vehicle. Senate: Transportation Co-author authorized
SB 105 83-0 (2013) Author: West, Royce Relating to the use of a wireless communication device or other portable electronic device to provide evidence of motor vehicle financial responsibility. Senate: Transportation Referred to Transportation
SB 181 83-0 (2013) Author: Hegar, Glenn | et. al.
Sponsor: Guillen, Ryan | et. al.
Relating to verification of motor vehicle financial responsibility information. House: Technology
Senate: Transportation
Effective immediately
SB 281 83-0 (2013) Author: Estes, Craig
Sponsor: Frank, James
Relating to the administration and powers of the Red River Authority of Texas. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective on 9/1/13
SB 786 83-0 (2013) Author: Hinojosa, Juan | et. al. Relating to warrants issued to obtain location information from wireless communications devices and to public access to law enforcement or prosecutor requests for certain related location or communication information. Senate: Criminal Justice Co-author authorized
SB 839 83-0 (2013) Author: Hancock, Kelly
Sponsor: Morrison, Geanie
Relating to the provision of insurance coverage for certain portable electronic devices. House: Insurance
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective on 9/1/13
SB 1088 83-0 (2013) Author: Estes, Craig Relating to warrants issued to obtain location information from wireless communications devices. Senate: Criminal Justice Referred to Criminal Justice
SB 1748 83-0 (2013) Author: Uresti, Carlos Relating to employee caseload standards for child and adult protective services and child-care licensing services and call processing standards for certain of those services. Senate: Health & Human Services Referred to Health & Human Services
HB 37 82-0 (2011) Author: Menendez, Jose Relating to the use of a wireless communication device while operating a motor vehicle; providing for penalties. House: Transportation Left pending in committee
HB 93 82-0 (2011) Author: Cook, Byron Relating to the creation of an offense for certain uses of a wireless communication device while operating a motor vehicle; providing penalties. House: Transportation No action taken in committee
HB 103 82-0 (2011) Author: Martinez Fischer, Trey Relating to the creation of an offense for certain prohibited uses of a wireless communication device while operating a motor vehicle. House: Transportation No action taken in committee
HB 105 82-0 (2011) Author: Brown, Fred Relating to the creation of an offense for certain uses of a wireless communication device while operating a motor vehicle; providing a penalty. House: Transportation Referred to Transportation
HB 130 82-0 (2011) Author: Alvarado, Carol | et. al. Relating to the creation of an anti-bullying hotline. House: Human Services Left pending in committee
HB 242 82-0 (2011) Author: Craddick, Tom | et. al.
Sponsor: Hegar, Glenn
Relating to the enforcement of public safety, including the privileges and duties of certain types of law enforcement officers. House: Homeland Security & Public Safety
Senate: Criminal Justice
Vetoed by the Governor
HB 243 82-0 (2011) Author: Craddick, Tom | et. al.
Sponsor: Zaffirini, Judith | et. al.
Relating to the creation of an offense for certain uses of a wireless communication device while operating a motor vehicle. House: Transportation
Senate: Transportation & Homeland Security
Co-sponsor authorized
HB 287 82-0 (2011) Author: Lucio III, Eddie | et. al. Relating to the creation of an offense for certain uses of a wireless communication device while operating a motor vehicle. House: Transportation Left pending in committee
HB 288 82-0 (2011) Author: Lucio III, Eddie Relating to prohibitions on the use of a wireless communication device while using certain motor vehicles. House: Transportation Referred to Transportation
HB 676 82-0 (2011) Author: Lucio III, Eddie Relating to the creation of an offense for certain uses of a wireless communication device while operating a motor vehicle. House: Transportation Referred to Transportation
HB 1446 82-0 (2011) Author: Davis, Yvonne Relating to the regulation of certain commercial mobile service contracts. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 1891 82-0 (2011) Author: Davis, Sarah | et. al.
Sponsor: Huffman, Joan
Relating to the execution of a search warrant for data or information contained in or on certain devices. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
Effective on 9/1/11
HB 1899 82-0 (2011) Author: Pickett, Joseph | et. al.
Sponsor: Rodriguez, Jose
Relating to the posting of signs in school crossing zones regarding the prohibited use of a wireless communication device while operating a motor vehicle. House: Transportation
Senate: Transportation & Homeland Security
Effective on 9/1/11
HB 2050 82-0 (2011) Author: Peña, Aaron | et. al. Relating to the use of recording devices and mobile telephones by poll watchers. House: Elections Corrected committee report sent to Calendars
HB 2069 82-0 (2011) Author: Naishtat, Elliott
Sponsor: Lucio, Jr., Eddie
Relating to the authority of a pharmacist to dispense up to a 90-day supply of dangerous drugs and accelerate refills. House: Public Health
Senate: Health & Human Services
Effective on 9/1/11
HB 2157 82-0 (2011) Author: Coleman, Garnet Relating to prohibitions on the use of a wireless communication device while operating a motor vehicle. House: Transportation Referred to Transportation
HB 2466 82-0 (2011) Author: Phillips, Larry
Sponsor: Carona, John
Relating to the licensing and operation of motor vehicles by minors. House: Homeland Security & Public Safety
Senate: Transportation & Homeland Security
Effective on 9/1/11
HB 2524 82-0 (2011) Author: Cain, Erwin Relating to the criminal offenses for which and the circumstances under which certain communication devices may be detected and communications may be intercepted. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
HB 2620 82-0 (2011) Author: Hancock, Kelly Relating to communications services and markets. House: State Affairs Laid on the table subject to call
HB 2621 82-0 (2011) Author: Hancock, Kelly Relating to deregulation of certain telecommunications markets and companies. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 2628 82-0 (2011) Author: Branch, Dan | et. al.
Sponsor: Shapiro, Florence
Relating to the posting of signs in school crossing zones regarding the prohibited use of a wireless communication device while operating a motor vehicle. House: Transportation
Senate: Transportation & Homeland Security
Left pending in committee
HB 2642 82-0 (2011) Author: Huberty, Dan Relating to the authority of the Public Utility Commission of Texas in relation to extended service areas and toll-free local calling areas. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 2874 82-0 (2011) Author: Geren, Charlie Relating to the regulation of Voice over Internet Protocol service. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 3395 82-0 (2011) Author: Callegari, Bill
Sponsor: Lucio, Jr., Eddie
Relating to state purchasing preferences for recycled products and to the efficient operation of certain telecommunications entities. House: Government Efficiency & Reform
Senate: Government Organization
Effective immediately
HB 3675 82-0 (2011) Author: Eiland, Craig Relating to assessments and taxes on subscription video service providers. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 3759 82-0 (2011) Author: White, James Relating to the criminal offenses for which and the circumstances under which certain communication devices may be detected and communications may be intercepted. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
SB 46 82-0 (2011) Author: Zaffirini, Judith Relating to the creation of an offense for certain uses of a wireless communication device while operating a motor vehicle. Senate: Transportation & Homeland Security Referred to Transportation & Homeland Sec.
SB 119 82-0 (2011) Author: Uresti, Carlos Relating to the creation of an offense for certain uses of a wireless communication device while operating a motor vehicle. Senate: Transportation & Homeland Security Left pending in committee
SB 138 82-0 (2011) Author: Wentworth, Jeff Relating to prohibitions on the use of a wireless communication device while operating a motor vehicle. Senate: Transportation & Homeland Security Left pending in committee
SB 980 82-0 (2011) Author: Carona, John | et. al.
Sponsor: Hancock, Kelly
Relating to communications services and markets. House: State Affairs
Senate: Business & Commerce
See remarks for effective date
SB 982 82-0 (2011) Author: Carona, John Relating to the authority of the Public Utility Commission of Texas in relation to extended service areas and toll-free local calling areas. House: State Affairs
Senate: Business & Commerce
Referred to State Affairs
SB 985 82-0 (2011) Author: Carona, John Relating to the regulation of Voice over Internet Protocol service. House: State Affairs
Senate: Business & Commerce
Referred to State Affairs
SB 986 82-0 (2011) Author: Carona, John Relating to deregulation of certain telecommunications markets and companies. House: State Affairs
Senate: Business & Commerce
Referred to State Affairs
SB 1095 82-0 (2011) Author: Rodriguez, Jose Relating to the posting of signs in school crossing zones regarding the prohibited use of a wireless communication device while operating a motor vehicle. Senate: Transportation & Homeland Security Left pending in committee
SB 1848 82-0 (2011) Author: Hegar, Glenn | et. al. Relating to the distribution of the emergency service fee for wireless telecommunications connections and the prepaid 9-1-1 emergency service fee. Senate: Business & Commerce Co-author authorized
HB 18 81-0 (2009) Author: Leibowitz, David | et. al. Relating to the creation of an anti-bullying hotline. House: Appropriations Referred to Appropriations
HB 55 81-0 (2009) Author: Branch, Dan | et. al.
Sponsor: Carona, John
Relating to an offense of using a wireless communication device while operating a motor vehicle. House: Transportation
Senate: Transportation & Homeland Security
Effective on 9/1/09
HB 219 81-0 (2009) Author: Menendez, Jose Relating to an offense of using a wireless communication device while operating a motor vehicle in a school crossing zone. House: Transportation Left pending in committee
HB 220 81-0 (2009) Author: Menendez, Jose Relating to prohibitions on the use of a wireless communication device while operating a motor vehicle. House: Transportation Left pending in committee
HB 232 81-0 (2009) Author: Rodriguez, Eddie | et. al. Relating to grants for community-based telephone voice-mail services for individuals in crisis or in transition and to the rate and uses of the universal service fund fee. House: State Affairs
Senate: Business & Commerce
Referred to Business & Commerce
HB 356 81-0 (2009) Author: Quintanilla, Chente Relating to the penalty for certain traffic offenses committed while using a wireless communication device. House: Transportation Left pending in committee
HB 438 81-0 (2009) Author: Lucio III, Eddie Relating to the creation of an offense for certain uses of a wireless communication device while operating a motor vehicle. House: Transportation Left pending in committee
HB 478 81-0 (2009) Author: Heflin, Joe Relating to automated telephone solicitation containing political advertising; providing a civil penalty. House: Elections Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 662 81-0 (2009) Author: Ortiz, Jr., Solomon | et. al. Relating to the operation of a motor vehicle by a person under 18 years of age while using a wireless communications device. House: Transportation
Senate: Transportation & Homeland Security
Referred to Transportation & Homeland Sec.
HB 758 81-0 (2009) Author: Martinez Fischer, Trey | et. al. Relating to the creation of an offense for certain prohibited uses of a wireless communication device while operating a motor vehicle. House: Transportation Left pending in committee
HB 759 81-0 (2009) Author: Martinez Fischer, Trey | et. al. Relating to the creation of a hotline to report suspected incidents of impaired driving or dangerous driving. House: Public Safety Considered in Calendars
HB 1098 81-0 (2009) Author: Vo, Hubert Relating to certain information that a commercial mobile service provider shall include in a billing statement. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 1206 81-0 (2009) Author: Vo, Hubert Relating to prohibitions on the use of a wireless communication device while operating a motor vehicle. House: Transportation Referred to Transportation
HB 1207 81-0 (2009) Author: Vo, Hubert Relating to the creation of an offense for certain uses of a wireless communication device while operating certain vehicles. House: Transportation Referred to Transportation
HB 1481 81-0 (2009) Author: Madden, Jerry Relating to certain offenses regarding the possession or use of a cellular telephone by an inmate or defendant in a correctional or detention facility and to the detection and monitoring of that possession or use. House: Corrections Placed on General State Calendar
HB 1649 81-0 (2009) Author: Menendez, Jose | et. al. Relating to the operation of a motor vehicle by a person under 18 years of age while using a wireless communications device; providing a penalty. House: Transportation Referred to Transportation
HB 1728 81-0 (2009) Author: Madden, Jerry
Sponsor: Whitmire, John
Relating to the authority of the inspector general of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice to issue administrative subpoenas for certain communications records. House: Corrections
Senate: Criminal Justice
Effective on 9/1/09
HB 1766 81-0 (2009) Author: Rodriguez, Eddie | et. al. Relating to exempting prepaid wireless telecommunications devices from the 9-1-1 emergency service fee. House: Public Safety Left pending in committee
HB 1835 81-0 (2009) Author: Davis, Yvonne | et. al. Relating to the provision of commercial mobile service to customers. House: Business & Industry Left pending in subcommittee
HB 1880 81-0 (2009) Author: Pierson, Paula Relating to an enhanced penalty for an operator who commits certain traffic offenses while using a wireless communication device to read, write, or send a text-based communication. House: Transportation Referred to Transportation
HB 2507 81-0 (2009) Author: Chisum, Warren | et. al.
Sponsor: Hinojosa, Juan
Relating to the establishment of an interoperable statewide emergency radio infrastructure and the establishment of an emergency radio infrastructure account. House: Public Safety
Senate: Finance
No action taken in committee
HB 3027 81-0 (2009) Author: Coleman, Garnet Relating to prohibitions on the use of a wireless communication device while operating a motor vehicle. House: Transportation Referred to Transportation
HB 3169 81-0 (2009) Author: Davis, Yvonne Relating to wireless telephone consumer protections. House: Business & Industry Left pending in committee
HB 3216 81-0 (2009) Author: Naishtat, Elliott
Sponsor: Zaffirini, Judith
Relating to telephone or electronic mail notification to a respondent of a complaint filed with the Texas Ethics Commission. House: Elections
Senate: State Affairs
Effective immediately
HB 3359 81-0 (2009) Author: McClendon, Ruth | et. al. Relating to a uniform and statewide 9-1-1 emergency services fee on the retail sale of prepaid wireless telecommunications services to consumers. House: Ways & Means Placed on General State Calendar
HB 3476 81-0 (2009) Author: Davis, John Relating to information used for telephone solicitations. House: Business & Industry Referred to Business & Industry
HB 3525 81-0 (2009) Author: England, Kirk Relating to telephone solicitations for certain law enforcement-related charitable organizations. House: Business & Industry Left pending in subcommittee
HB 3543 81-0 (2009) Author: Lucio III, Eddie | et. al.
Sponsor: Hegar, Glenn
Relating to the creation of a Don't Mess with Texas Water program to prevent illegal dumping that affects the surface waters of this state. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Not again placed on intent calendar
HB 3813 81-0 (2009) Author: Flores, Kino Relating to display of the Problem Gamblers' Help Line telephone number on a bingo card-minding device or pull-tab dispenser. House: Licensing & Administrative Procedures Referred to Licensing & Administrative Procedures
HB 3855 81-0 (2009) Author: Eiland, Craig Relating to the reporting of information to the Texas Department of Insurance by certain insurance carriers. House: Insurance Left pending in committee
HB 4188 81-0 (2009) Author: Rose, Patrick Relating to child protective services. House: Human Services Referred to Human Services
HB 4304 81-0 (2009) Author: Hilderbran, Harvey | et. al. Relating to the granting or renewal of certain easements on or leases of certain university land. House: Higher Education Left pending in committee
HB 4442 81-0 (2009) Author: Quintanilla, Chente Relating to telecommunications services provided by cable service providers. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 4634 81-0 (2009) Author: Lucio III, Eddie Relating to prohibitions on the use of a wireless communication device while operating a commercial motor vehicle. House: Transportation Referred to Transportation
SB 51 81-0 (2009) Author: Zaffirini, Judith Relating to the creation of an offense for certain uses of a wireless communication device while operating a motor vehicle. Senate: Transportation & Homeland Security Referred to Transportation & Homeland Sec.
SB 99 81-0 (2009) Author: Lucio, Jr., Eddie Relating to wireless telephone consumer protections. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SB 307 81-0 (2009) Author: Shapleigh, Eliot Relating to the regulation of telephone calls made by certain persons for political advertising purposes; providing a criminal penalty. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 582 81-0 (2009) Author: Wentworth, Jeff Relating to prohibitions on the use of a wireless communication device while operating a motor vehicle. Senate: Transportation & Homeland Security Referred to Transportation & Homeland Sec.
SB 611 81-0 (2009) Author: Shapleigh, Eliot Relating to notification to certain mobile service customers regarding minutes remaining on the customer's calling plan. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SB 1587 81-0 (2009) Author: Van de Putte, Leticia
Sponsor: McClendon, Ruth | et. al.
Relating to a uniform and statewide 9-1-1 emergency services fee on the retail sale of prepaid wireless telecommunications services to consumers. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Business & Commerce
Placed on General State Calendar
SB 1635 81-0 (2009) Author: Carona, John | et. al. Relating to the sale of certain communications equipment and mobile telephone services; providing criminal and civil penalties. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SB 1844 81-0 (2009) Author: Van de Putte, Leticia
Sponsor: Madden, Jerry
Relating to revenue received from the provision of pay telephone service to inmates confined in facilities operated by the Texas Department of Criminal Justice. House: Corrections
Senate: Criminal Justice
Effective immediately
SB 2059 81-0 (2009) Author: Williams, Tommy Relating to the use of a public right-of-way by a telephone or telegraph corporation. Senate: Transportation & Homeland Security No action taken in committee
SB 2492 81-0 (2009) Author: Deuell, Bob Relating to requiring notices prior to certain activities involving Voice over Internet Protocol telephone service. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
HB 68 80-0 (2007) Author: Leibowitz, David Relating to the creation of an anti-bullying hotline. House: Appropriations Referred to Appropriations
HB 73 80-0 (2007) Author: Flynn, Dan | et. al.
Sponsor: Van de Putte, Leticia
Relating to the protection of customer telephone records; providing a penalty. House: Business & Industry
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective on 9/1/07
HB 200 80-0 (2007) Author: Menendez, Jose Relating to an offense of using a wireless communication device while operating a motor vehicle in a school crossing zone. House: Transportation Left pending in committee
HB 201 80-0 (2007) Author: Menendez, Jose Relating to an offense of using a wireless communication device while operating a motor vehicle. House: Transportation Left pending in committee
HB 397 80-0 (2007) Author: Cook, Byron Relating to an offense of using a wireless communication device while operating a motor vehicle in a school crossing zone. House: Transportation No action taken in committee
HB 435 80-0 (2007) Author: Madden, Jerry Relating to the detection and monitoring of a cellular telephone in the possession of or used by an inmate or state jail defendant. House: Corrections Placed on General State Calendar
HB 453 80-0 (2007) Author: Rodriguez, Eddie Relating to grants for community-based telephone voice-mail services for individuals in crisis or in transition. House: Regulated Industries Referred to Regulated Industries
HB 540 80-0 (2007) Author: Martinez Fischer, Trey Relating to the creation of a hotline to report suspected incidents of impaired driving or dangerous driving. House: Law Enforcement Referred to Law Enforcement
HB 661 80-0 (2007) Author: King, Phil Relating to the protection of customer telephone records; providing a penalty. House: Regulated Industries Referred to Regulated Industries
HB 1459 80-0 (2007) Author: Guillen, Ryan
Sponsor: Janek, Kyle
Relating to the application of the sales and use tax to certain telecommunications services provided through the use of a pay phone. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Finance
Effective on 9/1/07
HB 1888 80-0 (2007) Author: Haggerty, Pat | et. al. Relating to the provision of pay telephone service to inmates confined in facilities operated by the Texas Department of Criminal Justice. House: Corrections Laid on the table subject to call
HB 3377 80-0 (2007) Author: Thompson, Senfronia | et. al. Relating to requiring certain defendants in common nuisance suits to provide telephone access to and information regarding an information and referral hotline for victims of human trafficking. House: Civil Practices
Senate: Criminal Justice
Referred to Criminal Justice
HB 3642 80-0 (2007) Author: Corte, Jr., Frank Relating to homeland security; providing a penalty. House: Defense Affairs & State-Federal Relations Left pending in committee
HB 3689 80-0 (2007) Author: Coleman, Garnet Relating to an offense of using a wireless communication device while operating a motor vehicle. House: Transportation Referred to Transportation
HR 2915 80-0 (2007) Author: Corte, Jr., Frank Suspending limitations on conference committee jurisdiction, S.B. No. 11. Reported enrolled
SB 11 80-0 (2007) Author: Carona, John
Sponsor: Corte, Jr., Frank
Relating to homeland security and protection of the public, including protections against human trafficking; providing penalties. House: Defense Affairs & State-Federal Relations
Senate: Transportation & Homeland Security
See remarks for effective date
SB 154 80-0 (2007) Author: Wentworth, Jeff Relating to an offense of using a wireless communication device while operating a motor vehicle. Senate: Transportation & Homeland Security Not again placed on intent calendar
SB 1022 80-0 (2007) Author: Janek, Kyle Relating to the application of the sales and use tax to certain telecommunications services provided through the use of a pay phone. Senate: Finance Referred to Finance
SB 1288 80-0 (2007) Author: Van de Putte, Leticia
Sponsor: Thompson, Senfronia
Relating to requiring certain defendants in common nuisance suits to provide telephone access to and information regarding an information and referral hotline for victims of human trafficking. House: Civil Practices
Senate: Criminal Justice
Effective immediately
SB 1580 80-0 (2007) Author: Van de Putte, Leticia
Sponsor: Haggerty, Pat | et. al.
Relating to the provision of pay telephone service to inmates confined in facilities operated by the Texas Department of Criminal Justice. House: Corrections
Senate: Criminal Justice
Effective immediately
SB 1730 80-0 (2007) Author: Carona, John Relating to application of the Texas no-call list to certain transmissions to a mobile telephone number. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SB 1815 80-0 (2007) Author: Van de Putte, Leticia Relating to the protection of customer telephone records; providing a penalty. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SB 1894 80-0 (2007) Author: Lucio, Jr., Eddie Relating to protecting the stand-alone residential local exchange voice service rate. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SCR 90 80-0 (2007) Author: Carona, John
Sponsor: Corte, Jr., Frank
Instructing the enrolling clerk of the senate to make corrections in S.B. No. 11. Signed by the Governor
SR 1204 80-0 (2007) Author: Carona, John Suspending limitations on conference committee jurisdiction, S.B. No. 11. Reported enrolled
HB 236 79-0 (2005) Author: Menendez, Jose | et. al. Relating to an offense of using a telephone while operating a motor vehicle in a school crossing zone. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 237 79-0 (2005) Author: Menendez, Jose | et. al. Relating to an offense of using a telephone while operating a motor vehicle. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 574 79-0 (2005) Author: Haggerty, Pat Relating to the provision of pay telephone service to inmates confined in facilities operated by the Texas Department of Criminal Justice. House: Corrections Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 610 79-0 (2005) Author: Giddings, Helen Relating to the creation of an offense of using a telephone while operating a school bus. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 683 79-0 (2005) Author: Solis, Jim Relating to allowing the Texas State Board of Physician Assistant Examiners to hold telephonic hearings. House: Public Health Referred to Public Health
HB 721 79-0 (2005) Author: Deshotel, Joe Relating to the transmission of certain unsolicited messages or images to a mobile telephone or pager; providing a criminal penalty. House: Regulated Industries No action taken in committee
HB 789 79-0 (2005) Author: King, Phil | et. al.
Sponsor: Fraser, Troy
Relating to furthering competition in the telecommunications industry. House: Regulated Industries
Senate: Business & Commerce
Senate appoints conferees-reported
HB 953 79-0 (2005) Author: Chavez, Norma Relating to the regulation of and contracts with certain telephone call centers; providing a criminal penalty. House: Business & Industry Left pending in committee
HB 1094 79-0 (2005) Author: Menendez, Jose | et. al. Relating to an offense of using a wireless communications device while operating a motor vehicle by certain minors. House: State Affairs Placed on General State Calendar
HB 1251 79-0 (2005) Author: Guillen, Ryan Relating to the creation of an offense of using a telephone while operating a bus. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 1340 79-0 (2005) Author: Naishtat, Elliott Relating to the funding of a telephone service for blind and visually impaired persons that provides the text of newspapers using synthetic speech. House: Regulated Industries Referred to Regulated Industries
HB 1349 79-0 (2005) Author: Denny, Mary Relating to the use of a mobile telephone in a polling place. House: Elections Referred to Elections
HB 1530 79-0 (2005) Author: Hodge, Terri Relating to the provision of telephone service to inmates and defendants confined in facilities operated by the Texas Department of Criminal Justice. House: Corrections Referred to Corrections
HB 1601 79-0 (2005) Author: Madden, Jerry
Sponsor: Averitt, Kip
Relating to the use of interpreter services in a criminal case. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
Effective on 9/1/05
HB 1674 79-0 (2005) Author: Dukes, Dawnna Relating to the implementation of the Texas Integrated Eligibility and Redesign System. House: Human Services Left pending in committee
HB 1782 79-0 (2005) Author: Madden, Jerry Relating to the authority of the inspector general of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice to issue administrative subpoenas for certain communication records. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
HB 1818 79-0 (2005) Author: Leibowitz, David Relating to the creation of an anti-bullying hotline. House: Appropriations Referred to Appropriations
HB 2077 79-0 (2005) Author: Kolkhorst, Lois
Sponsor: Staples, Todd
Relating to the prohibition of wireless communications devices in correctional facilities operated by or under contract with the Texas Department of Criminal Justice; providing penalties. House: Corrections
Senate: Criminal Justice
Effective on 9/1/05
HB 2447 79-0 (2005) Author: Naishtat, Elliott Relating to a pilot program for the implementation of the redesigned health and human services program eligibility and benefits determination system. House: Human Services Referred to Human Services
HB 2553 79-0 (2005) Author: McCall, Brian
Sponsor: Gallegos, Jr., Mario
Relating to the publication of mobile service customer telephone numbers by commercial mobile service providers; providing a civil penalty. House: Regulated Industries
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective on 9/1/05
HB 2592 79-0 (2005) Author: Frost, Stephen | et. al. Relating to a requirement that certain broadband network operators provide notice of inability to access emergency services. House: Regulated Industries Left pending in committee
HB 2607 79-0 (2005) Author: Guillen, Ryan Relating to an offense by a person under 18 years of age of using a telephone while operating a motor vehicle. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 2777 79-0 (2005) Author: Nixon, Joe Relating to the regulation of voice communications provided by a person holding a cable franchise. House: Regulated Industries Referred to Regulated Industries
SB 120 79-0 (2005) Author: Seliger, Kel Relating to an offense of using a telephone while operating a motor vehicle by certain minors. Senate: Transportation & Homeland Security Referred to Transportation & Homeland Sec.
SB 139 79-0 (2005) Author: Ellis, Rodney Relating to an offense of using a telephone while operating a motor vehicle. Senate: Transportation & Homeland Security Referred to Transportation & Homeland Sec.
SB 146 79-0 (2005) Author: Wentworth, Jeff Relating to an offense of using a telephone while operating a motor vehicle. Senate: Transportation & Homeland Security Referred to Transportation & Homeland Sec.
SB 193 79-0 (2005) Author: Gallegos, Jr., Mario Relating to the publication of mobile service customer telephone numbers by commercial mobile service providers. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SB 332 79-0 (2005) Author: Fraser, Troy Relating to furthering competition in the telecommunication industry. Senate: Business & Commerce Left pending in committee
SB 852 79-0 (2005) Author: Shapleigh, Eliot | et. al. Relating to the regulation of telephone solicitation for political advertising purposes; providing penalties. Senate: State Affairs Not again placed on intent calendar
SB 853 79-0 (2005) Author: Gallegos, Jr., Mario Relating to customer protection for customers of mobile service providers. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SB 873 79-0 (2005) Author: Nelson, Jane
Sponsor: Delisi, Dianne
Relating to a medical information telephone hotline pilot program under the state Medicaid program. House: Public Health
Senate: Health & Human Services
Placed on General State Calendar
SB 1124 79-0 (2005) Author: Hinojosa, Juan Relating to a toll-free number for reporting communicable diseases. Senate: Health & Human Services Referred to Health & Human Services
SB 1313 79-0 (2005) Author: Gallegos, Jr., Mario Relating to safety hotline posting requirements of employers in English and Spanish. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 1315 79-0 (2005) Author: Gallegos, Jr., Mario Relating to safety hotline posting requirements for employers. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 1402 79-0 (2005) Author: Armbrister, Kenneth Relating to the regulation of voice communications provided by a person holding a cable franchise. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SB 1456 79-0 (2005) Author: Wentworth, Jeff Relating to telecommunications infrastructure fund assessments and collections. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SB 1515 79-0 (2005) Author: Deuell, Bob Relating to the implementation of the Texas Integrated Eligibility and Redesign System. Senate: Health & Human Services Referred to Health & Human Services
SB 1735 79-0 (2005) Author: Shapleigh, Eliot
Sponsor: Corte, Jr., Frank
Relating to benefits and rights for certain members of the Texas National Guard and armed forces of the United States. House: Defense Affairs & State-Federal Relations
Senate: Veteran Affairs & Military Installations
Committee report sent to Calendars
SB 1758 79-0 (2005) Author: Gallegos, Jr., Mario Relating to a pilot program for the implementation of the redesigned health and human services program eligibility and benefits determination system. Senate: Health & Human Services Referred to Health & Human Services
SB 1775 79-0 (2005) Author: Lucio, Jr., Eddie Relating to an offense of using a telephone while operating a motor vehicle in a school crossing zone. Senate: Transportation & Homeland Security Referred to Transportation & Homeland Sec.
SB 1789 79-0 (2005) Author: Barrientos, Gonzalo Relating to the funding of a telephone service for blind and visually impaired persons that provides the text of newspapers using synthetic speech. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SB 21 79-1 (2005) Author: Fraser, Troy
Sponsor: King, Phil | et. al.
Relating to furthering competition in the communications industry. House: Regulated Industries
Senate: Business & Commerce
House passage as amended reported
HB 147 78-0 (2003) Author: Solomons, Burt | et. al.
Sponsor: Shapleigh, Eliot
Relating to application of the no-call list provisions to commercial mobile service providers and subscribers. House: Business & Industry
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective immediately
HB 149 78-0 (2003) Author: Solomons, Burt | et. al.
Sponsor: Shapleigh, Eliot
Relating to certain privacy protections for consumer information included in the Texas no-call list. House: Business & Industry
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective immediately
HB 281 78-0 (2003) Author: Moreno, Paul Relating to an offense of using a telephone while operating a motor vehicle. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 406 78-0 (2003) Author: Miller, Sid | et. al.
Sponsor: Williams, Tommy
Relating to proceeds received by a person accused or convicted of a crime from publicizing the crime. House: Law Enforcement
Senate: Criminal Justice
Effective on 9/1/03
HB 624 78-0 (2003) Author: Menendez, Jose | et. al. Relating to an offense of using a telephone while operating a motor vehicle. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 771 78-0 (2003) Author: Giddings, Helen
Sponsor: Deuell, Bob
Relating to the creation of an offense of using a telephone while operating a school bus. House: State Affairs
Senate: Education
Placed on intent calendar
HB 778 78-0 (2003) Author: Naishtat, Elliott | et. al.
Sponsor: Nelson, Jane
Relating to the offense of interference with an emergency telephone call. House: Law Enforcement
Senate: Administration
Effective on 9/1/03
HB 864 78-0 (2003) Author: Kolkhorst, Lois | et. al.
Sponsor: Staples, Todd
Relating to prohibiting the introduction or possession of certain items in correctional facilities or on certain property of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice; providing penalties. House: Corrections
Senate: Criminal Justice
Effective on 9/1/03
HB 868 78-0 (2003) Author: Oliveira, Rene Relating to certain telephone calls in Cameron and Hidalgo counties. House: Regulated Industries Referred to Regulated Industries
HB 903 78-0 (2003) Author: Kolkhorst, Lois | et. al. Relating to the listing of a business location of certain businesses in a telephone directory or database. House: Business & Industry Left pending in committee
HB 1290 78-0 (2003) Author: Swinford, David Relating to the offense of interference with an emergency telephone call. House: Law Enforcement Referred to Law Enforcement
HB 1711 78-0 (2003) Author: Hodge, Terri Relating to the provision of telephone service to inmates and defendants confined in facilities operated by the Texas Department of Criminal Justice. House: Corrections Left pending in committee
HB 1750 78-0 (2003) Author: Thompson, Senfronia Relating to disclosure of price information in a written advertisement for certain communications services or equipment; providing a civil penalty. House: Regulated Industries Left pending in committee
HB 1763 78-0 (2003) Author: Haggerty, Pat Relating to the provision of pay telephone service to inmates confined in facilities operated by the Texas Department of Criminal Justice. House: Corrections Left pending in committee
HB 2047 78-0 (2003) Author: Deshotel, Joe Relating to the transmission of certain unsolicited messages or images to a mobile telephone or pager; providing a criminal penalty. House: Regulated Industries Meeting cancelled
HB 2155 78-0 (2003) Author: Denny, Mary Relating to the use of mobile telephones in a polling place. House: Elections
Senate: State Affairs
Referred to State Affairs
HB 2188 78-0 (2003) Author: Rodriguez, Eddie | et. al.
Sponsor: Wentworth, Jeff
Relating to alternate methods of responding to a jury summons. House: Judicial Affairs
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on 9/1/03
HB 2411 78-0 (2003) Author: Solomons, Burt Relating to the publication of state agency Internet addresses in telephone directories. House: State Affairs Laid on the table subject to call
HB 2418 78-0 (2003) Author: Gallego, Pete Relating to a telephone dating service; providing a criminal penalty. House: Business & Industry Referred to Business & Industry
SB 176 78-0 (2003) Author: Nelson, Jane | et. al.
Sponsor: Naishtat, Elliott | et. al.
Relating to the offense of interference with an emergency telephone call. House: Law Enforcement
Senate: Criminal Justice
Effective on 9/1/03
SB 298 78-0 (2003) Author: Shapleigh, Eliot Relating to application of the no-call list provisions to commercial mobile service providers and subscribers. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SB 378 78-0 (2003) Author: Armbrister, Kenneth
Sponsor: Kolkhorst, Lois
Relating to the listing of a business location of certain businesses in a telephone directory or database. House: Business & Industry
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective on 9/1/03
SB 390 78-0 (2003) Author: Ellis, Rodney Relating to an offense of using a telephone while operating a motor vehicle. Senate: Criminal Justice Referred to Criminal Justice
SB 951 78-0 (2003) Author: Whitmire, John Relating to use of regional notification centers to provide underground facility notification before excavation. Senate: Infrastructure Development and Security Referred to Infrastructure Dev & Security
SB 1151 78-0 (2003) Author: Shapleigh, Eliot
Sponsor: Solomons, Burt
Relating to the publication of state agency Internet addresses in telephone directories. House: State Affairs
Senate: Government Organization
Effective on 9/1/03
SB 1202 78-0 (2003) Author: Lindsay, Jon Relating to directing the Texas Department of Health to study and report on the use and effectiveness of nurse triage lines. Senate: Health & Human Services Committee report printed and distributed
SB 1709 78-0 (2003) Author: Wentworth, Jeff Relating to alternate methods of responding to a jury summons. Senate: Jurisprudence Referred to Jurisprudence
HB 44 78-1 (2003) Author: Hodge, Terri Relating to the provision of telephone service to inmates and defendants confined in facilities operated by the Texas Department of Criminal Justice. House: Corrections Referred to Corrections
HB 111 77-0 (2001) Author: Goolsby, Tony Relating to a toll-free telephone number that a person may call to report unsafe driving of a commercial motor vehicle. House: Public Safety Referred to Public Safety
HB 135 77-0 (2001) Author: Deshotel, Joe Relating to collection and dissemination of information concerning unsafe driving of a commercial motor vehicle. House: Public Safety Referred to Public Safety
HB 264 77-0 (2001) Author: Wise, Miguel Relating to a requirement that school buses be equipped with mobile telephones. House: Public Education Referred to Public Education
HB 332 77-0 (2001) Author: McClendon, Ruth | et. al. Relating to emergency complaints to and response by the Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission. House: Environmental Regulation Left pending in committee
HB 472 77-0 (2001) Author: Solomons, Burt | et. al.
Sponsor: Shapleigh, Eliot
Relating to the regulation of telemarketing solicitation; providing penalties. House: Business & Industry
Senate: Business & Commerce
See remarks for effective date
HB 719 77-0 (2001) Author: Chavez, Norma Relating to the requirement that a telephone solicitor's caller identification information appear on caller identification units. House: Business & Industry Left pending in committee
HB 732 77-0 (2001) Author: Jones, Jesse | et. al. Relating to disclosure of price information in a written advertisement for certain communications services; providing a civil penalty. House: Business & Industry Left pending in committee
HB 1021 77-0 (2001) Author: Clark, Ron | et. al. Relating to consultations between a governmental body and its attorney. House: State Affairs Laid on the table subject to call
HB 1034 77-0 (2001) Author: Thompson, Senfronia
Sponsor: Carona, John
Relating to disclosure of price information in a written advertisement for certain communications services or equipment; providing a civil penalty. House: Business & Industry
Senate: Business & Commerce
Left pending in committee
HB 1108 77-0 (2001) Author: Wilson, Ron Relating to the listing of a business location of certain businesses in a telephone directory or database. House: Business & Industry Left pending in committee
HB 1300 77-0 (2001) Author: Gray, Patricia Relating to a requirement that certain utilities provide customers with toll-free telephone numbers for certain purposes. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 1351 77-0 (2001) Author: Brimer, Kim
Sponsor: Armbrister, Kenneth
Relating to the funding and operation of the universal service fund. House: State Affairs
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective on 9/1/01
HB 1823 77-0 (2001) Author: Howard, Charlie
Sponsor: Armbrister, Kenneth
Relating to damages in an action for interception of communications. House: Civil Practices
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on 9/1/01
HB 1991 77-0 (2001) Author: Marchant, Kenny Relating to the completion of mobile telephone calls after obtaining the telephone number using directory assistance. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 2789 77-0 (2001) Author: Reyna, Elvira Relating to the possessory conservator's access to a child on the telephone. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues Referred to Juvenile Justice & Family Issues
HB 2922 77-0 (2001) Author: Jones, Jesse | et. al.
Sponsor: Whitmire, John
Relating to requiring the secretary of state to establish a toll-free telephone number for reporting abuses of voting rights. House: Elections
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/01
HB 2956 77-0 (2001) Author: King, Phil Relating to licensing requirements applicable to persons who advertise certain services. House: State Affairs No action taken in committee
HB 3435 77-0 (2001) Author: Merritt, Tommy Relating to mandatory extended area service in certain exchanges. House: State Affairs No action taken in committee
HCR 109 77-0 (2001) Author: Gutierrez, Roberto | et. al.
Sponsor: Moncrief, Mike
Supporting the establishment of a 2-1-1 information and referral telephone network for Texas. House: Public Health
Senate: Business & Commerce
Signed by the Governor
SB 244 77-0 (2001) Author: Shapleigh, Eliot Relating to the regulation of telemarketing; providing penalties. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SB 295 77-0 (2001) Author: West, Royce Relating to certain limitations on discontinuance of basic local telecommunications service. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SB 366 77-0 (2001) Author: Armbrister, Kenneth
Sponsor: Wilson, Ron
Relating to deceptive trade practices regarding the listing of a business location of certain businesses in a telephone directory or database. House: Business & Industry
Senate: Business & Commerce
Considered in Calendars
SB 380 77-0 (2001) Author: Shapleigh, Eliot Relating to the listing of state agency Internet addresses in telephone directories. House: State Affairs
Senate: State Affairs
Left pending in committee
SB 381 77-0 (2001) Author: Shapleigh, Eliot Relating to establishing a toll-free number for contacting the open records division of the office of the attorney general. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 564 77-0 (2001) Author: Armbrister, Kenneth | et. al. Relating to the funding and operation of the universal service fund. Senate: Business & Commerce Not again placed on intent calendar
SB 695 77-0 (2001) Author: Wentworth, Jeff
Sponsor: Clark, Ron
Relating to consultations between a governmental body and its attorney. House: State Affairs
Senate: State Affairs
Effective immediately
SB 1659 77-0 (2001) Author: Sibley, David
Sponsor: McCall, Brian
Relating to the format of telecommunications utility billing statements. House: State Affairs
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective immediately
HB 83 76-0 (1999) Author: Chavez, Norma Relating to change due for payments made to a pay telephone. House: Economic Development Subcommittee members named
HB 285 76-0 (1999) Author: Wise, Miguel Relating to a requirement that school buses be equipped with mobile telephones. House: Public Education Left pending in committee
HB 994 76-0 (1999) Author: Moreno, Paul Relating to an offense of using a telephone while operating a motor vehicle. House: Transportation Left pending in subcommittee
HB 2216 76-0 (1999) Author: Hilbert, Paul Relating to the disclosure of the rates for long distance calls made from a pay telephone. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 2777 76-0 (1999) Author: Pitts, Jim | et. al. Relating to the listing of a business location in a telephone directory or database. House: Business & Industry Referred to Business & Industry
HB 2834 76-0 (1999) Author: Turner, Sylvester Relating to the listing of state agency Internet addresses in telephone directories. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
SB 169 76-0 (1999) Author: Armbrister, Kenneth Relating to the listing of a business location of certain businesses in a telephone directory or database. House: Business & Industry
Senate: Economic Development
Referred to Business & Industry
SB 437 76-0 (1999) Author: Nixon, Drew | et. al. Relating to blocking the receipt of certain calls by telephone solicitors. Senate: Economic Development Co-author authorized
SB 852 76-0 (1999) Author: Shapleigh, Eliot Relating to the listing of state agency Internet addresses in telephone directories. House: State Affairs
Senate: State Affairs
Referred to State Affairs
SB 1394 76-0 (1999) Author: Brown, J. E. Relating to a joint managing conservator's or possessory conservator's access to a child on the telephone. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues
Senate: Jurisprudence
Referred to Juvenile Justice & Family Issues
HB 96 70-0 (1987) Author: Johnson, Sam Relating to the identification of a caller using an automatic dial announcing device. House: State Affairs Pending in subcommittee
HB 109 70-0 (1987) Author: Watson, Ed Relating to the creation of an offense involving commercial telephone solicitation. House: State Affairs 1st Printing sent to Comm. on Cal.
HB 572 70-0 (1987) Author: Perry, Rick
Sponsor: Montford, John
Relating to the operation of a telephone cooperative. House: State Affairs
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/87
HB 856 70-0 (1987) Author: Eckels, Robert Relating to solicitations made in the name of law enforcement or public safety personnel; providing penalties. House: Business & Commerce Pending in committee
HB 1579 70-0 (1987) Author: Denton, Betty Relating to charges for local telephone service by a telecommunications utility. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 1751 70-0 (1987) Author: Campbell, Ben Relating to the telephone solicitation of certain contributions: providing penalties. House: Business & Commerce Referred to subcommittee
HB 1752 70-0 (1987) Author: Campbell, Ben Relating to creating an offense regarding a telephone solicitation for a contribution in which the name of a charitable organization is without the consent of that organization. House: Business & Commerce Referred to subcommittee
HB 2249 70-0 (1987) Author: Evans, Charles Relating to rate plans for local telephone service. House: State Affairs Pending in committee
HB 2497 70-0 (1987) Author: Colbert, Paul Relating to the powers and duties of the Public Utility Commission. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 140 70-0 (1987) Author: Montford, John Relating to the operation of a telephone cooperative. Senate: State Affairs Reported favorably with substitute
SB 750 70-0 (1987) Author: Glasgow, Bob
Sponsor: Horn, Jim
Relating to the authority of certain governmental bodies to conduct meetings by telephone conference call. House: State Affairs
Senate: State Affairs
Placed on General State Calendar
SB 1022 70-0 (1987) Author: McFarland, Bob Relating to rate plans for local telephone service. Senate: State Affairs Reported favorably w/o amendments
SB 1254 70-0 (1987) Author: Edwards, Chet Relating to rates for local telephone service and other telecommunications services; amending the Public Utility Regulatory Act (Article 1446c, Vernon's Texas Civil Statutes), by adding Section 87B. Senate: State Affairs Reported favorably w/o amendments
HB 132 69-0 (1985) Author: Smith, Carlyle Defining unsolicited telephone calls and providing for their regulation; providing for the creation of the Texas Telephone Solicitation Ethics Council and for the appointment of council members; prescribing the duties and powers for the council members and the council and the manner in which the jurisdiction and power conferred herein shall be exercised; and amending all other laws and parts of laws in conflict herewith. House: State Affairs Referred to subcommittee
HB 604 69-0 (1985) Author: Edwards, Al Relating to the provision of telephones in certain public facilities for the sole use of the news media; providing penalty. House: State Affairs No action taken in subcommittee
HB 659 69-0 (1985) Author: Johnson, Sam
Sponsor: Harris, O.H.
Relating to the use of automatic dialing announcing devices; providing a penalty. House: Business & Commerce
Senate: State Affairs
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HB 909 69-0 (1985) Author: Evans, Charles Relating to rates for local telephone service. House: Science & Technology Referred to subcommittee
HB 942 69-0 (1985) Author: Parker, Jim Relating to the placement of a line of a telegraph or telephone company in the right-of-way of a country road. House: County Affairs Reported from s/c fav. w/o amdt(s)
HB 1071 69-0 (1985) Author: Denton, Betty Relating to charges for local telephone service by a telecommunications utility. House: Science & Technology Referred to subcommittee
HB 1611 69-0 (1985) Author: Pennington, Randy Relating to telephone rates within municipalities served by more than two local exchange utilities. House: State Affairs No action taken in subcommittee
HB 1949 69-0 (1985) Author: Gibson, Bruce
Sponsor: Farabee, Ray
Relating to the application of sales and use taxes to telecommunications services and to gross receipts taxes on telephone and telegraph companies. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Finance
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HB 2024 69-0 (1985) Author: Luna III, Albert Relating to telephone access charges; adding Section 38A to the Public Utility Regulatory Act (Article 1446c, Vernon's Texas Civil Statutes). House: Science & Technology Referred to subcommittee
HB 2148 69-0 (1985) Author: Evans, Larry Relating to lifeline telephone service. House: State Affairs No action taken in subcommittee
HCR 169 69-0 (1985) Author: Evans, Larry
Sponsor: Washington, Craig
Creating the Special Interim Committee on Lifeline Telephone Service. House: State Affairs
Senate: Administration, Special
Reported favorably w/o amendments
SB 46 69-0 (1985) Author: Edwards, Chet
Sponsor: Evans, Charles
Relating to rates for local telephone service. House: Science & Technology
Senate: Economic Development
1st Printing sent to Comm. on Cal.
SB 247 69-0 (1985) Author: Montford, John Relating to the offenses of use and manufacture, sale, or distribution of devices used to intercept, descramble, or decode subscription television transmissions and cable television services, the offense of making or maintaining an unauthorized cable connection, and to civil actions related to those offenses. Senate: Jurisprudence Reported favorably with substitute
SB 1037 69-0 (1985) Author: Caperton, Kent Relating to telephone access charges. Senate: Economic Development Referred to Economic Development
SB 1089 69-0 (1985) Author: Brown, J.E. Relating to telephone rates within municipalities served by more than two local exchange utilities. Senate: Economic Development Referred to Economic Development
SB 1453 69-0 (1985) Author: Glasgow, Bob Relating to the use of a pen register. Senate: Criminal Justice Referred to Criminal Justice
SCR 85 69-0 (1985) Author: Caperton, Kent Directing the Public Utility Commission to establish appropriate rules and regulations to ensure that ratepayers do not fund or subsidize the competitive ventures of Southwestern Bell Corporation. Senate: State Affairs No action taken in s/c
HB 14 68-0 (1983) Author: Smith, Carlyle Defining unsolicited telephone calls and providing for their regulation; providing for the creation of the Texas Telephone Solicitation on Ethics Council and for the appointment of council members; prescribing the duties and powers for the council members and the council and manner in which the jurisdiction and power conferred herin shall be exercised. House: State Affairs Referred to subcommittee
HB 561 68-0 (1983) Author: Geistweidt, Gerald Relating to the areas in which a telephone cooperative may operate. House: State Affairs Placed on daily General State Calendar
HB 588 68-0 (1983) Author: Pennington, Randy Relating to telephone rates in a municipality served by more than one telephone company. House: State Affairs Referred to subcommittee
HB 640 68-0 (1983) Author: Denton, Betty Relating to charges for local telephone service by a telecommunications utility. House: State Affairs Referred to subcommittee
HB 838 68-0 (1983) Author: Hill, Patricia
Sponsor: Montford, John
Relating to the offenses involving certain communications and telephone calls intended to harass, annoy, alarm, abuse, torment, or embarrass a person. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Jurisprudence
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HB 1002 68-0 (1983) Author: Cavazos, Eddie Relating to the provision of telecommunication devices for deaf, hearing impaired, and speech impaired individuals. House: Human Services Reported from committee favorably with substitute
HB 1022 68-0 (1983) Author: Polumbo, Anthony Relating to equipment on trains for communication between the engineer and the conductor. House: Transportation Referred to Committee on Transportation
HB 1350 68-0 (1983) Author: Smith, Terral Relating to the offense of harassment. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Committee on Criminal Jurisprudence
HB 1364 68-0 (1983) Author: Keller, Ray Relating to telephonic prescriptions of dangerous drugs. House: Public Health Referred to Committee on Public Health
HB 2028 68-0 (1983) Author: Burnett, Dick Relating to the offense of harassment. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Committee on Criminal Jurisprudence
SB 450 68-0 (1983) Author: Washington, Craig Relating to the provision of telecommunication devices for deaf, hearing impaired, and speech impaired individuals. Senate: Health & Human Resources Reported from committee favorably with substitute
SB 507 68-0 (1983) Author: Sims, Bill Relating to the areas in which a telephone cooperative may operate. Senate: Intergovernmental Relations Record vote
SB 571 68-0 (1983) Author: Montford, John Relating to offenses involving certain obscene, threatening, and false communications and telephone calls intended to harass, annoy, alarm, abuse, torment, or embarrass a person; providing penalties. Senate: Jurisprudence Reported from committee favorably without amendments
SB 1151 68-0 (1983) Author: Brown, J.E. Relating to telephone rates in a municipality served by more than one telephone company. Senate: State Affairs Referred to Committee on State Affairs
SCR 126 68-0 (1983) Author: Brown, J.E.
Sponsor: Pennington, Randy
Directing the Public Utility Commission of Texas to study and examine alternatives for resolving the problems resulting from triplicate telephone service in municipalities of 2,000 to 2,500 population. House: State Affairs
Senate: Administration, Special
Signed by the Governor
HB 96 68-2 (1984) Author: Gibson, Jay Relating to charges for phone service in certain cities and unincorporated areas. House: Urban Affairs Committee report printed and sent to Committee on Calendars
HB 15 67-0 (1981) Author: Smith, Carlyle Relating to the regulation of telephone soliciting. House: Business & Industry No action taken
HB 258 67-0 (1981) Author: Polumbo, Anthony
Sponsor: Brown, J.E.
Relating to the alteration or control of telephone lines in any emergency in which hostages are being held, or an armed suspect is barricaded, and probable cause to believe that a crime has been committed exists. House: State Affairs
Senate: State Affairs
Effective immediately
HB 281 67-0 (1981) Author: Sharp, John Relating to public utility commission authority to define the area to be included within a local telephone exchange. House: State Affairs Reported from subcommittee with substitute
HB 1257 67-0 (1981) Author: Kubiak, Dan Relating to the acquisition of telephone services for state agencies. House: State Affairs Referred to subcommittee
HB 1360 67-0 (1981) Author: Smith, Terral Relating to the creation of an offense of the unauthorized use of a telephone. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Postponed
HB 1522 67-0 (1981) Author: Uher, D.R. Relating to regulation of radio-telephone services. House: State Affairs Referred to subcommittee
SB 211 67-0 (1981) Author: Parker, Carl
Sponsor: McFarland, Bob
Relating to tampering with equipment of or the unauthorized procuring, diversion, or use of services of public communication, public transportation, public water, gas, power supply, telecommunications, or other public service and the unauthorized use or manufacture, sale, or distribution to aid in the unauthorized use of subscription television decoding and interception devices; providing criminal and civil penalties and enforcement procedures. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Jurisprudence
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SB 487 67-0 (1981) Author: Wilson, John
Sponsor: Uher, D.R.
Relating to the regulation of radio-telephone services and certain municipally owned gas and electric utilities. House: State Affairs
Senate: Economic Development
Effective immediately
HB 9 66-0 (1979) Author: Smith, Carlyle Relating to regulation of telephone solicitation and providing a penalty. House: Transportation Coauthor authorized
HB 425 66-0 (1979) Author: Wilson, Ron Relating to acquisition of telephone services by state agencies. House: State Affairs Referred to Committee on State Affairs
HB 512 66-0 (1979) Author: Polumbo, Anthony
Sponsor: Brooks, Chet
Relating to an exemption from the limited sales, excise and use tax for certain telephone equipment for the deaf. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Finance
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HB 720 66-0 (1979) Author: Denton, Betty Relating to telephone service to a volunteer fire department. House: State Affairs Referred to Subcommittee on Utilities Legislation
HB 2082 66-0 (1979) Author: Kubiak, Dan Relating to acquisition of telephone services for state agencies. House: State Affairs Referred to Subcommittee on Utilities Legislation
SB 170 66-0 (1979) Author: Williams, Lindon Relating to the regulation of the use of automated telephone dialing devices; providing a penalty. Senate: Jurisprudence Scheduled for public hearing on . . . . . .
SB 373 66-0 (1979) Author: Schwartz, A.R. "Babe"
Sponsor: Nabers, Lynn
Authorizing certain law enforcement officials to order the diverting or cutting of telephone lines in certain cases involving hostages; specifying purposes for which information obtained during diversion may be used. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Jurisprudence
Scheduled for future calendar placement
SB 610 66-0 (1979) Author: Farabee, Ray Relating to regulation of certain specialized communications common carriers and telecommunications utilities. Senate: Economic Development Motion lost to suspend reg order (to consider on 2nd reading)
SB 709 66-0 (1979) Author: Traeger, John
Sponsor: Semos, Chris V.
Relating to charges for directory assistance calls made from a guest room at a hotel or motel. House: Business & Industry
Senate: Economic Development
Considered by committee in formal meeting
HB 229 65-0 (1977) Author: Sullivant, Bill
Sponsor: Doggett, Lloyd
Prohibiting telecommunications utilities from charging for and the public utilities commission from approving charges for telephone directory assistance. House: State Affairs Considered by subcommittee in public hearing
HB 499 65-0 (1977) Author: Denton, Betty Relating to charges for telephone directory assistance by certain telecommunications utilities. House: State Affairs Referred to subcommittee
HB 500 65-0 (1977) Author: Denton, Betty Relating to charges for local telephone service by a telecommunication utility. House: State Affairs Referred to Committee on State Affairs
HB 1248 65-0 (1977) Author: Smith, Carlyle Relating to a procedure to restrict telephone solicitation; providing a penalty. House: State Affairs Referred to subcommittee
HB 1787 65-0 (1977) Author: Hudson III, Samuel Relating to a required check by the telephone company of lines and equipment upon request by a telephone prescriber. House: State Affairs Referred to Committee on State Affairs
SB 3 65-0 (1977) Author: Doggett, Lloyd
Sponsor: Bird, Ronald C.
Prohibiting telecommunications utilities from charging for and the public utilities commission from approving charges for telephone directory assistance. House: State Affairs
Senate: Human Resources
Resumed consideration
HB 29 64-0 (1975) Author: Weddington, Sarah Relating to a procedure to restrict telephone solicitation. House: Transportation Reported from subcommittee favorably without amendments
HB 160 64-0 (1975) Author: Blake, Roy Relating to the creation, establishment, administration, powers, duties, and functions of the Texas Telephone Commission; providing penalties. House: Transportation Reported from subcommittee with substitute
HB 227 64-0 (1975) Author: Bryant, John W. Relating to investigations of nuisance telephone calls. House: Transportation Reported from subcommittee favorably without amendments
HB 698 64-0 (1975) Author: Mattox, Jim Relating to reporting requirements for and availability of reports of certain telephone companies as defined in this Act. House: Transportation Referred to subcommittee
HB 937 64-0 (1975) Author: Nugent, James E. Relating to the powers of telephone cooperatives. House: Transportation Reported from committee favorably without amendments
HB 938 64-0 (1975) Author: Nugent, James E. Relating to the terms of office of directors of telephone cooperatives. House: Transportation Reported from committee favorably without amendments
HB 940 64-0 (1975) Author: Nugent, James E. Relating to state and local regulation of telephone companies. House: Transportation Rules suspended
HB 1759 64-0 (1975) Author: Bryant, John W. Relating to rates made, demanded, or received by telephone companies as defined in this Act. House: Transportation Referred to subcommittee
HB 2103 64-0 (1975) Author: Finney, Dave Relating to the organization of cooperative, non-profit corporations furnishing electric energy and telephone service in rural areas. House: State Affairs Considered by subcommittee in formal meeting
SB 24 64-0 (1975) Author: Doggett, Lloyd Relating to the applicability of municipal zoning ordinances to telephone companies. Senate: Intergovernmental Relations Referred to subcommittee
SB 426 64-0 (1975) Author: Traeger, John
Sponsor: Nugent, James E.
Relating to the terms of office of directors of telephone cooperatives. House: Transportation
Senate: State Affairs
Effective immediately
SB 427 64-0 (1975) Author: Traeger, John
Sponsor: Nugent, James E.
Relating to the powers of telephone cooperatives. House: Transportation
Senate: State Affairs
Effective immediately
HB 27 63-0 (1973) Author: Allen, Joe Creating the Texas Telephone Commission and prescribing its powers, duties and procedures; creating the office of Telephone Consumer Counsel and prescribing its functions; amending and repealing certain statutes; and declaring an emergency. House: Transportation Referred to subcommittee
HB 453 63-0 (1973) Author: Lewis, Gibson Relating to the registration of certain persons engaging in telephone solicitation; providing penalties; and declaring an emergency. House: Business & Industry Subcommittee hearing date
HB 956 63-0 (1973) Author: Mattox, Jim Relating to the furnishing of copies of certain reports by telephone companies to state agencies and subdivisions; providing for injunctive relief; and declaring an emergency. House: Transportation Referred to subcommittee
HB 1271 63-0 (1973) Author: Spurlock II, Joe Relating to the licensing and taxing of certain persons and entities engaging in telephone solicitation for commercial transactions or related purposes; providing penalties; and declaring an emergency. House: Business & Industry Referred to subcommittee
HB 1370 63-0 (1973) Author: Mattox, Jim Relating to the creation of the Texas Telephone Commission and prescribing its powers, duties, functions, financing, procedures, administration, maintenance and operation; amending and repealing certain statutes. House: Transportation Referred to Committee on Transportation
HR 168 63-0 (1973) Author: Kubiak, Dan Creating an interim committee to study telephones and telephone service in Texas. House: Transportation
HCR 7 63-1 (1973) Author: Davis, Bob Concerning the installation of telephones at the Members' desks for the Constitutional Convention. House: House Administration Referred to Committee on House Administration
HB 1446 62-0 (1971) Author: Atwell, Ben Relating to including telephone services under the Limited Sales, Excise, and Use Tax.
SB 77 62-0 (1971) Author: Wilson, Charles Relating to the creation of the Texas Telephone Commission and Office of Telephone Consumer Counsel and prescribing their powers, duties, functions, financing, procedures, administration, maintenance, and operation (Texas Telephone Commission Act).
HB 429 61-0 (1969) Author: Solomon, Mack Neal | et. al. Relating to the maintenance of a business office by a telephone company in certain county seats.
HB 710 61-0 (1969) Author: Moore, Aubry L. Relating to operation of telephone companies in unincorporated areas.
SB 55 60-0 (1967) Author: Berry, Virgil E. "Red" Relating to amending the Texas Election Code so as to require a voter's residence telephone number to be shown on the voter registration certificate and on the list of registered voters.
SB 61 60-0 (1967) Author: Bates, Sr., James S. "Jim" Relating to providing for an offense for certain persons to record or willfully overhear by means of instruments telephone or telegraph communications without permission, or to obtain or divulge such communications; providing a penalty in certain instances for the use or possession of instruments commonly used for eavesdropping; providing penalties for violation of this Act.
HB 75 59-0 (1965) Author: Cherry, Horace Dicken "Dick" | et. al. Relating to regulating the operation of telephone utilities by or at the request of counties.
HB 391 59-0 (1965) Author: Cowden, George M. | et. al. Relating to amending the Penal Code to provide that whoever uses any telephone in any manner with intent to harass, annoy, torment, abuse, threaten or intimidate another, except if such call be for a lawful business purpose, shall be guilty of a misdemeanor, and upon conviction shall be fined not less than One Hundred Dollars ($100.00) nor more than One Thousand Dollars ($1,000.00), or by imprisonment in the county jail for not less than one (1) month nor more than twelve (12) months, or by both such fine and imprisonment.
HB 407 59-0 (1965) Author: Shannon, Jr., Joe Relating to increasing the penalty for using profane language over the telephone; amending the Penal Code.
HB 914 58-0 (1963) Author: Segrest, Clarence James Relating to defining the offense of eavesdropping, to prohibit any person from overhearing or recording telephone or telegraph communications, or overhearing, recording or transmitting conversations, through the use of certain devices, without the consent of all parties thereto; prohibiting the possession of such devices under circumstances evincing an intent to use same for eavesdropping; providing penalties for violations; making evidence obtained by eavesdropping inadmissible in any court or before any grand jury.
HB 50 57-0 (1961) Author: Struve, Joseph Daniel Relating to providing for the regulation of intra-state long distance toll rates and services, giving certain powers to the Railroad Commission of Texas, and preserving regulatory power over exchange telephone rates in incorporated cities and towns.
HB 869 57-0 (1961) Author: Watson, Jr., Murray | et. al. Relating to providing for an offense for certain person to record or willfully overhear by means of instruments telephone or telegraph communications without permission, or to obtain or divulge such communications; providing a penalty in certain instances for the use or possession of instruments commonly used for eavesdropping; providing for ex parte orders to obtain such communications; providing penalties for violation of this Act.
SB 366 57-0 (1961) Author: Moore, W.T. "Bill" Relating to making it a misdemeanor to maliciously obstruct emergency telephone calls, to secure the use of a party line by falsely claiming an emergency; providing penalties.
HB 255 56-0 (1959) Author: Thurman, Leon | et. al. Relating to providing that any telephone company involved in rate adjustments with a city take into account the toll calls made from such city in computing the profit or loss in such city.
HB 781 56-0 (1959) Author: Bates, Sr., James S. "Jim" | et. al. Relating to providing for an offense for certain persons to record or willfully overhear by means of instruments telephone or telegraph communications without permission, or to obtain or divulge such communications; providing a penalty in certain instances for the use or possession of instruments commonly used for eavesdropping; providing penalties for violation of this Act.
HB 899 56-0 (1959) Author: Heatly, W.S. "Bill" Relating to amending certain statutes relating to the regulation by cities of toll charges made by telephone companies.
HB 118 55-0 (1957) Author: Welch, Jack | et. al. Relating to conferring upon the Railroad Commission of Texas regulatory authority over telephone rates and services in rural areas; providing penalties.
HB 543 55-0 (1957) Author: Pool, Joe Richard Relating to amending the Penal Code to provide that whoever uses any telephone in any manner with intent to harass, annoy, torment, abuse, threaten or intimidate another shall be guilty of a misdemeanor.
SB 391 55-0 (1957) Author: Parkhouse, George M. Relating to amending the Penal Code to provide that whoever uses any telephone in any manner with intent to harass, annoy, torment, abuse, threaten or intimidate another shall be guilty of a misdemeanor, and upon conviction shall be fined or imprisoned in the county jail or both.
HB 603 54-0 (1955) Author: Lane, T. W. "Buckshot" Relating to levying an annual tax of fifty cents upon telephone poles erected and maintained by any individual, company, corporation or association owning, operating or managing or controlling any telephone line, or lines, or any telephones within this State, and charging for the use of same; providing for the collection of such tax; providing a penalty for failure to pay such tax.
SB 357 54-0 (1955) Author: Parkhouse, George M. Relating to a definition of adjacent or contiguous cities and towns; regulating telephone rates and service within and between adjacent or contiguous cities or towns of a certain population in counties of a certain population; requiring telephone companies to provide facilities and equipment necessary for intercity service; providing a penalty; providing a severability clause.
HB 889 53-0 (1953) Author: Bishop, Jr., A. J. | et. al. Relating to amending certain Acts relative to telephone cooperatives; changing the definition of "rural area" to mean any area in this State located outside the boundaries of any incorporated or unincorporated city, town or village having a population in excess of one thousand five hundred (1,500) inhabitants.
HB 23 53-1 (1954) Author: Downer, Albert Dee Relating to amending statutes so as to increase the gross receipts tax levied therein on those owning, operating, managing, or controlling telephone line or lines or telephones within this State with certain exceptions.
HB 457 52-0 (1951) Author: Barnhart, John Newhall | et. al. Relating to providing for the regulation of intrastate long distance toll rates and services, giving certain powers to the Railroad Commission of Texas, and preserving regulatory power over exchange telephone rates in incorporated cities and towns.
HB 66 51-0 (1949) Author: Stump, William R. "Bill" Relating to authorizing cities and towns in this State of a certain population to acquire telephone systems and to construct improvements, additions and extensions to same; authorizing the issuance of revenue bonds for the purpose of constructing such improvements, additions and extensions; prescribing certain terms and conditions for the issuance of such bonds; validating the acquisition of such systems and the title thereto.
HB 123 51-0 (1949) Author: Bryan, Sr., Jack C. Relating to regulate service by telephone companies, prevent discrimination as to service or rates to subscribers and customers of such service; prescribing penalty for violation.
HB 30 51-1 (1950) Author: Young, Cloyd D. | et. al. Relating to providing for the organization of cooperative, non-profit, membership corporations for the purpose of furnishing telephone service; declaring the terms and provisions of this Act to be severable; providing that this Act shall be complete in itself.
SB 8 51-1 (1950) Author: Moffett, George Clarence "Cotton" | et. al. Relating to providing for the organization of cooperative, non-profit, membership corporations for the purpose of furnishing telephone service; declaring the terms and provisions of this Act to be severable.
SB 226 46-0 (1939) Author: Hardin, Doss Relating to defining and declaring certain telephone companies and business public utilities as virtual monopolies and subjecting the same to the power and jurisdiction of the Railroad Commission of Texas to regulate and enact rules and regulations, orders and decisions of the business of the same.
HB 50 42-0 (1931) Author: Bounds, W. R. Relating to making it a misdemeanor to use a telephone in the office, place of business or home of another person, firm or corporation, for long distance conversation and have the charges, fees and tolls therefor charged to the person, firm or corporation in whose name the telephone so used is registered, without the consent of the person, firm or corporation in whose name such telephone is registered, and prescribing a penalty therefor.
HB 448 37-0 (1921) Author: Bonham, Herbert Spencer Relating to amend a certain Act giving a cause of action for damages caused by negligence of certain companies.
SB 292 36-0 (1919) Author: Smith, Lon A. Relating to amending certain statutes providing for a tax upon the gross receipts of each and every individual company, corporation or association owning, operating, managing, or controlling any telephone line or lines or any telephone within this State. Senate: Civil Jurisprudence
HB 433 35-0 (1917) Author: Richards, Cyrus F. | et. al. Relating to requiring telephone entities to maintain an adequate messenger service; providing penalties.
SB 270 35-0 (1917) Author: Smith, Lon A. | et. al. Relating to exempting telephone companies from taxation upon gross receipts in certain cities and towns.
HB 419 34-0 (1915) Author: Dayton, George W. Relating to providing that separate telephone companies operating in the same town must be able to transfer messages from one company's lines to another's; providing a penalty.
HB 426 34-0 (1915) Author: Lane, Hunter P. | et. al. Relating to defining telegraph and telephone companies as common carriers and placing them under control of the Railroad Commission.
HB 568 34-0 (1915) Author: Sullivan, R. L. Relating to preventing the spread of disease by requiring all persons operating a telephone line or lines to maintain a sanitary mouth piece on the transmitter of all its public telephones and to keep the same in sanitary condition; providing penalties.
SB 363 34-0 (1915) Author: Darwin, Henry Lewis | et. al. Relating to requiring sanitary mouthpieces for transmitters of all public telephones.
HB 545 33-0 (1913) Author: Ussery, J. W. Relating to making it unlawful to wrongfully and willfully tie or connect two or more telephone wires together, prescribing penalties.
HB 563 33-0 (1913) Author: Coffey, Joe F. | et. al. Relating to amending the Revised Civil Statutes providing for the collection of a gross receipts tax on telephone companies; providing for the graduation of same; providing for the making of reports to the comptroller of public accounts.
HB 744 33-0 (1913) Author: Morris, J. H. | et. al. Relating to prohibiting connecting any telephone line on to the telephone line of any other without consent, providing a penalty.
HB 750 33-0 (1913) Author: Hall, William L. Relating to regulating the charges and operation of telephone companies and systems now or hereafter operated in the state, providing for the appointment and election of Telephone Commissioners and prescribing their powers and duties, providing penalties.
HB 838 33-0 (1913) Author: Tillotson, Leonard E. Relating to amending the Revised Civil Statutes of 1911, providing that Telephone Companies shall make quarterly report to the Comptroller, and pay an occupation tax, and exempting local companies not organized for profit from payment.
SB 322 33-0 (1913) Author: Morrow, Wright Chalfant Relating to prohibiting corporations created for the purpose of constructing and maintaining magnetic telegraph or telephone lines to set their poles, piers, abutments, wires and other fixtures, upon, along or across, any public roads, streets and waters of this state, without first obtaining permission to do so.
SB 414 33-0 (1913) Author: Vaughan, Horace Worth Relating to providing for the acquisition by telephone companies incorporated under the laws of the State of Texas, of local telephone exchanges, belonging to other individuals, companies, or corporations, by construction, purchase, lease, or other contract, and to provide for the consolidation of two or more local telephone exchanges.
SB 490 33-0 (1913) Author: Nugent, Clinton W. Relating to requiring trunk lines of telephone companies, and telephone companies operating trunk telephone lines to afford on reasonable terms connections with local and independent telephone lines and companies and individuals operating local and independent telephone lines.
SB 110 31-0 (1909) Relating to making it a criminal offense punishable by fine, for any person in this State to use any vulgar, profane, obscene or indecent language over or through any telephone.
HB 336 30-0 (1907) Relating to providing for an eight hour day for railroad, telegraph or telephone operators, and providing penalties for the violation thereof.
SB 24 30-1 (1907) Relating to compelling telephone and telegraph companies to arrange for connections or transfer of messages with other telephone and telegraph lines doing a like business.
HB 21 19-0 (1885) Relating to amending article 677 of the Penal Code of the State of Texas.

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