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HB 1409 86-0 (2019) Author: Ashby, Trent | et. al.
Sponsor: Nichols, Robert
Relating to the qualification of land for appraisal for ad valorem tax purposes as timber land or restricted-use timber land. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Property Tax
Effective on 9/1/19
HB 3161 86-0 (2019) Author: Bailes, Ernest | et. al. Relating to the operation of a vehicle transporting equipment used to load timber. House: Transportation Committee report sent to Calendars
SB 701 86-0 (2019) Author: Nichols, Robert | et. al. Relating to the qualification of land for appraisal for ad valorem tax purposes as timber land or restricted-use timber land. Senate: Property Tax Left pending in committee
SB 1364 86-0 (2019) Author: Nichols, Robert | et. al. Relating to the operation of a vehicle transporting equipment used to load timber. Senate: Transportation Co-author authorized
HB 1299 85-0 (2017) Author: Springer, Drew Relating to the procedure for the approval of rules adopted by the comptroller relating to the appraisal of qualified open-space land and qualified timber land for ad valorem tax purposes. House: Ways & Means Laid on the table subject to call
HB 1365 85-0 (2017) Author: White, James Relating to the computation of cost of goods sold for purposes of the franchise tax by taxable entities primarily engaged in the business of harvesting trees for wood. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HB 1662 85-0 (2017) Author: Phelan, Dade Relating to the repeal of the additional ad valorem taxes imposed as a result of certain changes in the use of agricultural land, open-space land, and timber land. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HB 2535 85-0 (2017) Author: Zedler, Bill Relating to the ownership and local regulation of trees and timber. House: Urban Affairs Referred to Urban Affairs
HB 3975 85-0 (2017) Author: Ashby, Trent Relating to qualification of land for appraisal for ad valorem tax purposes as timber land. House: Ways & Means No action taken in committee
SB 594 85-0 (2017) Author: Creighton, Brandon
Sponsor: Springer, Drew
Relating to the procedure for the approval of rules adopted by the comptroller relating to the appraisal of qualified open-space land and qualified timber land for ad valorem tax purposes. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Finance
Effective on 1/1/18
SB 782 85-0 (2017) Author: Campbell, Donna | et. al. Relating to the ownership and local regulation of trees and timber. Senate: Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs Co-author authorized
SB 898 85-0 (2017) Author: Bettencourt, Paul Relating to the ownership and local regulation of trees and timber. Senate: Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs Referred to Agriculture, Water, & Rural Affairs
SB 1082 85-0 (2017) Author: Burton, Konni Relating to the ownership and local regulation of trees and timber. Senate: Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs Referred to Agriculture, Water, & Rural Affairs
SJR 51 85-0 (2017) Author: Estes, Craig
Sponsor: Darby, Drew
Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to provide that the eligibility of open-space land for ad valorem taxation on the basis of its productive capacity does not end because an oil and gas lessee begins conducting oil and gas operations on the land if the land otherwise continues to be devoted to farm, ranch, or wildlife management purposes or timber production. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Finance
Committee report sent to Calendars
SB 86 85-1 (2017) Author: Campbell, Donna Relating to the local regulation of trees and timber. Filed
HB 83 84-0 (2015) Author: White, James Relating to the computation of cost of goods sold for purposes of the franchise tax by taxable entities primarily engaged in the business of harvesting trees for wood. House: Ways & Means Left pending in committee
HB 84 84-0 (2015) Author: White, James Relating to the exclusion of certain funds in determining total revenue for purposes of the franchise tax by taxable entities engaged in the business of harvesting trees for wood. House: Ways & Means No action taken in committee
HB 1565 84-0 (2015) Author: White, James Relating to the appraisal for ad valorem tax purposes of qualified timber land. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
SB 1171 84-0 (2015) Author: Nichols, Robert
Sponsor: Paddie, Chris
Relating to the operation of certain oversize or overweight vehicles transporting timber, timber products, or forestry equipment on certain public roadways. House: Transportation
Senate: Transportation
Effective immediately
HB 777 83-0 (2013) Author: White, James | et. al. Relating to oversize or overweight vehicles transporting timber or timber products; authorizing fees and civil penalties. House: Transportation
Senate: Transportation
Referred to Transportation
HB 1377 83-0 (2013) Author: Kolkhorst, Lois Relating to the ownership and local regulation of trees and timber. House: Urban Affairs Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 1431 83-0 (2013) Author: White, James Relating to the exclusion of certain funds in determining total revenue for purposes of the franchise tax by taxable entities engaged in the business of harvesting trees for wood. House: Ways & Means Left pending in committee
HB 1432 83-0 (2013) Author: White, James Relating to the computation of cost of goods sold for purposes of the franchise tax by taxable entities primarily engaged in the business of harvesting trees for wood. House: Ways & Means Left pending in committee
HB 3418 83-0 (2013) Author: Lavender, George Relating to oversize or overweight vehicles transporting timber or timber products. House: Transportation Referred to Transportation
HB 268 82-0 (2011) Author: Hilderbran, Harvey
Sponsor: Seliger, Kel
Relating to the exemption from sales and use taxes, including the motor vehicle sales and use tax, for timber and certain items used in or on a farm, ranch, timber operation, or agricultural aircraft operation. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Finance
Effective on 9/1/11
HB 612 82-0 (2011) Author: Hopson, Chuck
Sponsor: Nichols, Robert
Relating to the criminal penalty for failure of a trustee to pay the beneficiaries of the trust the purchase price for timber sold by the trustee. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Agriculture & Rural Affairs
Effective on 9/1/11
HB 613 82-0 (2011) Author: Hopson, Chuck | et. al.
Sponsor: Nichols, Robert
Relating to the unauthorized harvesting of standing timber; providing for the imposition of a criminal penalty. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Agriculture & Rural Affairs
Effective on 9/1/11
HB 2764 82-0 (2011) Author: Farrar, Jessica Relating to the offense of intentional unauthorized harvesting of timber, providing a criminal penalty. House: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
HB 3079 82-0 (2011) Author: Darby, Drew
Sponsor: Deuell, Bob
Relating to dealer agreements regarding the purchase and sale of certain equipment or machinery used for agricultural, construction, industrial, mining, outdoor power, forestry, and landscaping purposes. House: Licensing & Administrative Procedures
Senate: Transportation & Homeland Security
Effective on 9/1/11
SB 583 82-0 (2011) Author: Nichols, Robert Relating to the criminal penalty for failure of a trustee to pay the beneficiaries of the trust the purchase price for timber sold by the trustee. Senate: Agriculture & Rural Affairs Left pending in committee
SB 584 82-0 (2011) Author: Nichols, Robert Relating to the unauthorized harvesting of standing timber; providing for the imposition of a criminal penalty. Senate: Agriculture & Rural Affairs Left pending in committee
SB 801 81-0 (2009) Author: Hegar, Glenn | et. al.
Sponsor: Homer, Mark
Relating to the appraisal for ad valorem tax purposes of land used for wildlife management. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Finance
Effective on 1/1/10
HB 1472 80-0 (2007) Author: Miller, Sid | et. al.
Sponsor: Wentworth, Jeff
Relating to the annexation of land for which property taxes are imposed based on the land's value for agricultural or wildlife management purposes or timber production. House: Land & Resource Management
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Effective immediately
HB 2369 79-0 (2005) Author: McReynolds, Jim Relating to agreements between suppliers of and dealers in forestry harvesting and certain other equipment. House: Agriculture & Livestock No action taken in committee
HB 169 78-0 (2003) Author: Christian, Wayne Relating to the capitalization rate used in the ad valorem tax appraisal of qualified timber land. House: Local Government Ways and Means Referred to Local Government Ways and Means
HB 2249 78-0 (2003) Author: Howard, Charlie
Sponsor: Staples, Todd
Relating to sale and lease of public school land. House: Land & Resource Management
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective immediately
HB 2938 78-0 (2003) Author: McReynolds, Jim Relating to the appraisal of timber land used in the production of farm, ranch, or timber products. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HB 2943 78-0 (2003) Author: McReynolds, Jim Relating to agreements between suppliers of and dealers in forestry harvesting and certain other equipment. House: Agriculture & Livestock Considered in Calendars
HB 3395 78-0 (2003) Author: Christian, Wayne Relating to the ad valorem tax appraisal of qualified timber land. House: Local Government Ways and Means Postponed
HB 3402 78-0 (2003) Author: Coleman, Garnet Relating to the ad valorem tax appraisal of qualified timber land. House: Local Government Ways and Means Referred to Local Government Ways and Means
HB 3403 78-0 (2003) Author: Coleman, Garnet Relating to the qualification for appraisal and the appraisal of qualified restricted-use timber land. House: Local Government Ways and Means Referred to Local Government Ways and Means
HB 3423 78-0 (2003) Author: Lewis, Glenn Relating to the ad valorem tax appraisal of qualified timber land. House: Local Government Ways and Means Meeting cancelled
HB 3424 78-0 (2003) Author: Lewis, Glenn Relating to the qualification for appraisal and the appraisal of qualified restricted-use timber land. House: Local Government Ways and Means Meeting cancelled
SB 1122 78-0 (2003) Author: Staples, Todd Relating to sale and lease of public school land. Senate: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
SB 1646 78-0 (2003) Author: Staples, Todd
Sponsor: Christian, Wayne
Relating to the ad valorem tax appraisal of qualified timberland. House: Local Government Ways and Means
Senate: Finance
Effective on 1/1/04
HB 78 78-1 (2003) Author: McReynolds, Jim Relating to an agreement between a supplier of and a dealer in forestry harvesting and certain other equipment. House: Agriculture & Livestock Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 1013 77-0 (2001) Author: McReynolds, Jim Relating to the exemption of farm products from ad valorem taxation. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HB 2246 77-0 (2001) Author: Ellis, Dan | et. al.
Sponsor: Staples, Todd
Relating to the regulation of the purchase and sale of timber; providing a penalty. House: Agriculture & Livestock
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective on 9/1/01
HCR 98 77-0 (2001) Author: Christian, Wayne | et. al.
Sponsor: Staples, Todd
Memorializing congress to extend the U.S.-Canada Softwood Lumber Agreement. House: Agriculture & Livestock
Senate: Natural Resources
Signed by the Governor
SB 1605 77-0 (2001) Author: Staples, Todd Relating to the valuation of certain timber land for ad valorem tax purposes and to a study of the effect of that valuation. Senate: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
HB 958 76-0 (1999) Author: Hope, Ruben
Sponsor: Nixon, Drew
Relating to the additional tax imposed if the use of land appraised for ad valorem tax purposes as timberland changes. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Finance
Effective immediately
HB 2680 76-0 (1999) Author: Sadler, Paul | et. al. Relating to exemptions from ad valorem and sales and use taxation of certain timber and certain items used in timber operations and the valuation of certain timber land for ad valorem tax purposes. House: Ways & Means Left pending in committee
SB 977 76-0 (1999) Author: Ratliff, Bill | et. al.
Sponsor: Sadler, Paul | et. al.
Relating to exemptions from ad valorem and sales and use taxation of certain timber and certain items used in timber operations and the valuation of certain timber land for ad valorem tax purposes. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Natural Resources
See remarks for effective date
HB 198 70-0 (1987) Author: Patterson, Pete Relating to the eligibility of open-space or timber land owned by a corporation for special property tax appraisal. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HB 1056 70-0 (1987) Author: Price, Albert Relating to the appraisal of agricultural and timber land for purposes of ad valorem taxation. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HB 1117 70-0 (1987) Author: Perry, Rick Relating to the exchange of land for forestry purposes by the board of regents of The Texas A&M University System. House: State Affairs Pending in committee
HB 1867 70-0 (1987) Author: Schlueter, Stan
Sponsor: Sims, Bill
Relating to the appraisal of open-space agricultural land or timberland for purposes of ad valorem taxation. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Finance
Effective on 1/1/88
HB 951 69-0 (1985) Author: Patterson, Pete Relating to requiring owners of certain agricultural or timber land having foreign ownership to make annual reports relating to the land. House: Agriculture & Livestock Record vote
HB 1066 69-0 (1985) Author: Hightower, Allen
Sponsor: Howard, Ed
Relating to the application of gross weight limits on certain public highways for a vehicle transporting timber products in their natural state. House: Transportation
Senate: State Affairs
Reported favorably w/o amendments
HB 1067 69-0 (1985) Author: Hightower, Allen Relating to the weight limits to vehicles transporting, on public roads, timber products in their natural state. House: Transportation Coauthor authorized
HB 1110 67-0 (1981) Author: Shaw, Larry Relating to application for appraisal of land for agricultural or timberland. House: Ways & Means Referred to subcommittee
HB 1834 67-0 (1981) Author: Shaw, Larry Relating to notices of filing deadlines for applications for certain property tax relief in the form of a residence homestead exemption or appraisal as agricultural land or timberland. House: Ways & Means Referred to subcommittee
HB 1871 67-0 (1981) Author: Hill, Anita Relating to applications for exemptions under the Property Tax Code. House: Ways & Means Referred to subcommittee
HB 2284 67-0 (1981) Author: Clayton, Bill Relating to the capitalization rate used to determine the appraised value for tax purposes of agricultural and timber land. House: Ways & Means Referred to Committee on Ways & Means
HB 18 67-1 (1981) Author: Davis, Bob Relating to appraisal of agricultural land and timberland. House: Ways & Means Posting rule suspended
HB 31 67-1 (1981) Author: Schlueter, Stan Relating to application for residence homestead exemptions and for appraisal as agricultural or timber land. House: Ways & Means Posting rule suspended
HB 103 67-1 (1981) Author: Schlueter, Stan Relating to permitting late applications for residence homestead exemptions and for appraisal as agricultural land or timberland. House: Ways & Means Referred to Committee on Ways & Means
HB 105 67-1 (1981) Author: Nabers, Lynn Relating to application for agricultural designation or for appraisal as agricultural land or timberland. House: Ways & Means Referred to Committee on Ways & Means
HB 129 67-1 (1981) Author: Luna III, Albert Relating to the capitalization rate used to determine the appraised value for tax purposes of timberland. House: Ways & Means Referred to Committee on Ways & Means
SB 9 67-1 (1981) Author: Wilson, John Relating to application for residence homestead exemptions and for appraisal as agricultural or timber land. Senate: Finance Scheduled for public hearing on . . . . . .
SB 10 67-1 (1981) Author: Wilson, John Relating to permitting late applications for residence homestead exemptions and for appraisal as agricultural land or timberland. Senate: Finance Scheduled for public hearing on . . . . . .
HB 1060 66-0 (1979) Author: Davis, Bob
Sponsor: Jones, Grant
Relating to implementation of The Tax Relief Amendment to the Texas Constitution. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Finance
Effective immediately
SB 76 65-0 (1977) Author: Adams, Don
Sponsor: Adams, Herman
To exempt motor vehicles loaded with timber and pulp wood or agricultural products in their natural state being trasported from the place of production to the place of market or first processing from the unloading requirement. House: Transportation
Senate: Jurisprudence
90 Day Bill
HB 973 63-0 (1973) Author: Uher, D.R. Relating to the imposition, administration, and collection of a tax on severing timber from the land. House: Revenue & Taxation Referred to Committee on Revenue and Taxation
HCR 95 63-0 (1973) Author: Blake, Roy
Sponsor: Adams, Don
Memorializing Congress to preserve the capital gains treatment of timber. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Filed without Governor's signature
HCR 57 61-0 (1969) Author: Cummings, Russell Bennett Urging Congress to reexamine federal land management policy as it relates to forest land and lumber supply.
SB 386 61-0 (1969) Author: Wilson, Charles N. "Charlie" Relating to making it a misdemeanor for any person who is actively engaged in commercial harvesting of any trees or timber to cut a tree, or limb therefrom, willfully causing such tree or limb to fall on any electric transmission or distribution line, or any telephone line or cable, breaking or damaging such line or cable so as to disrupt the service; providing a penalty.
HB 85 61-1 (1969) Author: Burgess, Steve A. Relating to making it a misdemeanor for any person who is actively engaged in commercial harvesting of any trees or timber to cut a tree, or limb therefrom, willfully causing such tree or limb to fall on any electric transmission or distribution line, or any telephone line or cable, breaking or damaging such line or cable so as to disrupt the service; providing a penalty.
SB 14 61-1 (1969) Author: Wilson, Charles N. "Charlie" Relating to making it a misdemeanor for any person who is actively engaged in commercial harvesting of any trees or timber to cut a tree, or limb therefrom, willfully causing such tree or limb to fall on any electric transmission or distribution line, or any telephone line or cable, breaking or damaging such line or cable so as to disrupt the service; providing a penalty.
HB 29 61-2 (1969) Author: Burgess, Steve A. Relating to making it a misdemeanor for any person who is actively engaged in commercial harvesting of any trees or timber to cut a tree, or limb therefrom, willfully causing such tree or limb to fail on any electric transmission or distribution line, or any telephone line or cable, breaking or damaging such line or cable so as to disrupt the service; providing a penalty.
SB 13 61-2 (1969) Author: Wilson, Charles N. "Charlie" Relating to making it a misdemeanor for any person who is actively engaged in commercial harvesting of any trees or timber to cut a tree, or limb therefrom, willfully causing such tree or limb to fall on any electric transmission or distribution line, or any telephone line or cable, breaking or damaging such line or cable so as to disrupt the service; providing a penalty.
HB 1089 59-0 (1965) Author: Wilson, Charles N. "Charlie" | et. al. Relating to regulations concerning the length and operation of motor vehicles and combinations thereof used exclusively to transport poles, piling or unrefined timber from the point of origin to a wood processing mill.
HCR 34 58-0 (1963) Author: Collins, Sam Forse | et. al. Memorializing Congress and the President of the United States to give attention and assistance to the lumber industry.
SCR 41 58-0 (1963)
HB 908 56-0 (1959) Author: Clements, Jamie Hager Relating to amending certain acts relating to the proration of receipts from the Federal Government derived from national forests.
HB 520 55-0 (1957) Author: Shackelford, E. E. "Shack" Relating to amending certain Acts by defining "timber in its natural state" for purpose of transportation by certain commercial motor vehicles.
SB 93 55-0 (1957) Author: Lock, Ottis E. Relating to authorizing the Board of Directors of the Agricultural and Mechanical College of Texas to acquire by purchase in the name of the State of Texas, for the use and benefit of the Texas Forest Service, and to improve the same, a sufficient quantity of land suitable for the operation thereon of a forest tree seedling nursery in the reforestation program of the Texas Forest Service and for the production of other forest products.
SB 272 53-0 (1953) Author: Lock, Ottis E. Relating to amending the Penal Code by defining certain offenses relating to the cutting, destruction, or carrying away of merchantable timber and prescribing the penalty therefor.
SB 182 52-0 (1951) Author: Lock, Ottis E. Relating to authorizing the Director of the Texas Forest Service to establish zones of infestation and infection for the purpose of the control of forest tree insects and disease; providing for notice of the establishment of zones of infestation; authorizing the Director of the Texas Forest Service and his agents to go upon the land within zones of infestation and suppress, eradicate and destroy the insects or disease.
SB 333 52-0 (1951) Author: Carney, Howard A. Relating to repealing the Statute requiring Bill of Sale in the purchase of logs, ties and other timber products.
HB 294 51-0 (1949) Author: Cox, Jack Relating to authorizing the Board of Directors of the Texas Agricultural and Mechanical College System to establish, operate and maintain the West Texas Tree Nursery, to be administered by the Texas Forest Service of said Texas Agricultural and Mechanical College System; providing regulations and restrictions.
HB 576 51-0 (1949) Author: Pearson, Jr., Gary Pinkney | et. al. Relating to amending a previous Act, providing for the formation of private corporations to engage in the business of acquiring, planting, growing, protecting, conserving, harvesting, using and selling timber and trees, purchasing, manufacturing and selling products therefrom, and owning and holding land necessary for such business.
SB 372 51-0 (1949) Author: Colson, Esther Neveille | et. al. Relating to amending a previous Act, providing for the formation of private corporations to engage in the business of acquiring, planting, growing, protecting, conserving, harvesting, using and selling timber and trees, purchasing, manufacturing and selling products therefrom and owning and holding land necessary for such business.
HB 285 49-0 (1945) Author: Westbrook, Mainor N. Relating to authorizing commissioners' courts to allocate between schools and roads certain funds received and to be received from the Federal Government derived from the sale of timber and all other income on forest preserves.
HB 379 49-0 (1945) Author: Coker, A. W. | et. al. Relating to repealing Senate Concurring Resolution No. 73, 43rd regular session, revoking the authority granted to such State Forester and Board of Directors of A&M College to approve the purchase of land for national forests in the State of Texas, and the authority of the State Park Board to approve the purchase of land for national parks in the State of Texas, and that no further rights to acquire property as provided for under said Senate Concurring Resolution shall exist.
HB 521 47-0 (1941) Author: Burnaman, N. O. Relating to authorizing any county or any incorporated city or town of this State to acquire tracts of land suitable for the growth of trees and administer them as community forests.
HB 338 46-0 (1939) Author: Lock, Ottis E. Relating to requiring all purchasers of trees and timber, or either of them, in the form of logs, staves, shingles, pulp wood, or any of them to obtain a bill of sale therefor from the seller, providing what shall be contained in such bill of sale; providing penalties.
HB 662 46-0 (1939) Author: Lock, Ottis E. Relating to amending a certain Article of the Penal Code to increase the penalty from a fine of not less than ten nor more than five hundred dollars, to confinement in the penitentiary for not less than one nor more than five years.
HB 736 46-0 (1939) Author: Loggins, Edgar Relating to amending a certain Article of the Penal Code relating to destroying or taking any tree or timber upon any land not his own or without the consent of the owner; creating a felony punishable by imprisonment in the penitentiary for a term of not less than one nor more than three years.
SB 33 46-0 (1939) Author: Redditt, John Sayers Relating to requiring all purchasers of trees and timber in the form of logs or pulp wood, to obtain a bill of sale therefor from the seller; providing penalties for violation of this Act.
SB 34 46-0 (1939) Author: Redditt, John Sayers Relating to amending a certain Article of the Penal Code relating to increasing the penalty from a fine of not less than Ten ($10.00) Dollars not more than Five Hundred ($500.00) Dollars, to confinement in the penitentiary for not less than (1) nor more than five (5) years; making timber theft a felony.
HB 603 44-0 (1935) Author: Butler, George Byron | et. al. Relating to withdrawing all forest lands from the market and providing for a system of State forest lands, management and control thereof, and defining forest lands.
HB 817 44-0 (1935) Author: Bergman, Carl | et. al. Relating to providing for the acquisition of lands for State Forests by Board of Directors of A. & M. College.
SB 263 43-0 (1933) Author: Redditt, John Sayers Relating to authorizing the State Forester under the general supervision of the Board of Directors of the Agricultural and Mechanical College to cooperate and execute agreements with the Federal Forest Service, other Federal agencies and timberland owners, involving cooperative forest protection and development projects when such action is required by Federal Statute or policy.
SB 380 42-0 (1931) Author: Thomason, William Edgar | et. al. Relating to providing for the creation of private corporations for the purpose of acquiring and owning lands owned by private corporations and/or Trust Estates, operating by and through Trustees under Declaration of Trust, and acquired on or before March 1, 1931, from which the timber has been cut and removed, wholly or in part, for lumbering purposes.
SB 545 42-0 (1931) Author: Neal, Mary Elizabeth "Margie" | et. al. Relating to amending the Penal Statutes of 1925 so as to hereafter provide that whoever without the consent of the owner shall knowingly cut down or destroy any tree or timber upon any land not his own shall be fined not less than $10.00 nor more than $500.00.
HB 379 41-0 (1929) Author: Holder, Ray Relating to authorizing the Governor of the State of Texas to accept gifts of lands to the State to be held and administered as State forests, under the direction of the Board of Directors of the Agricultural and Mechanical College of Texas, providing that the conveyances of such property shall be upon such terms and conditions as may be agreed upon by the grantors of said property and the Board of Directors of the Agricultural and Mechanical College, to purchase lands to be used as State forests, providing that the form of all conveyances shall be submitted to the Attorney General for approval. House: Education
SB 125 41-2 (1929) Author: Thomason, William Edgar Relating to re-appropriating and extending the appropriation made for the Texas Department of Forestry of the A. and M. College for the purchase of forest land in the longleaf pine section, said appropriation being for the two fiscal years ending August 31, 1929.
HB 243 40-0 (1927) Author: Nicholson, Carl Edmund | et. al. Relating to prohibiting injury to Holly or Yaupon trees, shrubs or branches thereof by any person on land not his own; and prohibiting the purchase or sale of such trees; providing a penalty.
HJR 4 40-0 (1927) Author: Tillotson, Leonard E. Proposing an amending encouraging the conservation of timber resources.
SB 363 40-0 (1927) Author: Fairchild, I. D. Relating to amending certain articles of the Penal code so as to increase the penalty from a fine of not less than ten nor more than five hundred dollars, to confinement in the penitentiary for not less than one nor more than five years.
SJR 6 40-0 (1927) Author: Fairchild, I. D. Proposing an amendment providing legislative authority for the enactment of laws to encourage the conservation of the timber resources of the State, and for the reforestation of deforested lands; making an appropriation.
SJR 11 39-0 (1925) Author: Fairchild, I. D. Proposing an amendment providing legislative authority for the enactment of laws to encourage the conservation of the timber resources of the State and for the reforestation of deforested lands; making an appropriation to defray expenses of proclamation publication and election. Senate: Constitutional Amendments
HB 231 37-0 (1921) Author: Rountree, Lee J. | et. al. Relating to a certain Act for the appointment, qualifications, duties, etc., of a State Forester by the directors of the Agricultural and Mechanical College.
HB 348 37-0 (1921) Author: Mott, Leon L. Relating to prohibiting any person from obtaining timber from other lands than his own, without the consent of the owner.
HB 742 35-0 (1917) Author: Swope, J. Hargrove Relating to providing for the adoption of a standard scale for the measurement of saw logs.
HB 9 34-0 (1915) Author: Burges, Richard Fenner Relating to creating the office of State Forester, authorizing the Board of Directors of the Agricultural and Mechanical College to appoint a State Forester, prescribing his qualifications, duties and salary; providing for a system of forest protection, management and replacement.
HB 585 33-0 (1913) Author: Harp, D. Leon Relating to amending the Penal Code making it an offense for any person to cut down, injure, destroy, haul or carry away any timber from land without the consent of the owner, providing a punishment.
SB 431 33-0 (1913) Author: Hudspeth, Claude Benton Relating to amending article 1289 and 1290 of the penal code, making it an offense for any person to cut down, injure, destroy, haul or carry away any timber upon or from land not his own without the consent of the owner; stating certain kinds and forms of bushes and trees to be embraced within the meaning of the word "timber".
HB 85 29-0 (1905) Author: Beaty, Leander T. "Lea" Relating to providing for taxation on timber or public lands that are sold or leased.
HB 211 24-0 (1895) Relating to extending for the period of two years the time in which certain purchasers of timber on the school lands in this State may remove the timber from said lands.

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