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01/15/1979 Submitting emergency matters to the 66th Legislature, appropriations for: operation of the First, Fifth and Fourteenth Supreme Judicial District Courts of Civil Appeals; repair of fire damage to Sam Houston State University; operation of the Deepwater Port Authority; operation of the Texas Animal Health Commission; SB 127 by Schwartz
01/11/1979 Submitting emergency matters to the 66th Legislature: appropriations for operation of Texas State Board of Registration for Professional Engineers, Office of the Attorney General, and Railroad Commission of Texas
07/15/1977 Submitting as additional topics for consideration by the 65th Legislature, 1st Called Session, authorization of the Governor to determine the need for a public deepwater port if a private facility is not built, participation in the National Flood Insurance Program, and assets and liabilities of an abolished state agency or advisory committee pursuant to Senate Bill No. 54, Acts of the 65th Legislature, R.S.
05/30/1977 Submitting an emergency matter to the 65th Legislature: SB 1327, relating to county school administration of Fayette County
05/28/1977 Submitting emergency matters to the 65th Legislature: SJR 50, proposing an amendment to the Texas Constitution; SB 874, relating to issuing certificates of indebtedness by certain counties for the purpose of providing funds for jail facilities; SB 1208, relating to contracts between certain cities, towns, and districts, or nonprofit corporations; SB 1306, relating to the authority of certain hospital authorities to sell property to other political subdivisions; and SB 1311, relating to creation of the Kleberg County Hospital District, of Kleberg County, Texas
05/27/1977 Submitting an emergency matter to the 65th Legislature: SB 152, relating to eligibility for probation when it is shown that the defendant used or exhibited a firearm during the commission of the offense of voluntary manslaughter or during the immediate flight therefrom
05/26/1977 Submitting an emergency matter to the 65th Legislature: HB 924, relating to commitment of a child who may be mentally retarded and who is accused of engaging in delinquent conduct or conduct indicating a need for supervision
05/10/1977 Submitting emergency matters to the 65th Legislature, legislation providing supplemental appropriations for 1977 fiscal year to: Department of Corrections for utility costs and inmate release payments; Attorney General's Office for workmen's compensation insurance program for state employees; certain institutions of higher education for utilities; Texas Women's University, UT Health Science Center Houston, University of Houston, and Texas Tech for flood and fire damage; State Rural Medical Education Board for loans, grants, and scholarships; and Judiciary Section - Comptroller's Department for judges' travel expenses
04/18/1977 Submitting emergency matters to the 65th Legislature: school finance, Foundation School Program; insuring a school district will receive same amount per student as 1976-1977 school year; authorizing Commissioner of Education to adjust personnel allocations; increasing allocations for drivers education; providing for allocation and utilization of personnel units; providing for calculation of district's local fund assignment; providing for funding special education; providing for defense of boards of trustees, members, and/or school districts in court of law
04/05/1977 Submitting an emergency matter to the 65th Legislature: legislation relating to school finance, discussed in State of the State Message and outlined in Governor's report on November 1, 1976, pursuant to HB 1126, Section 10, 64th Legislature
03/28/1977 Submitting an emergency matter to the 65th Legislature: legislation authorizing Public Utility Commission appropriations for fiscal year ending August 31, 1977, to dispose of numerous utility rate cases
01/31/1977 Submitting emergency matters to the 65th Legislature: companion bills HB 3 and SB 50, relating to state highway funding crisis
01/26/1977 Submitting an emergency matter to the 65th Legislature: SB 331, authorizing the Railroad commission to transfer a maximum of $188,974 from their 1977 fiscal year appropriation for Oil and Gas Regulation to their appropriation for Natural Gas Utilities
01/26/1977 Submitting an emergency matter to the 65th Legislature: omnibus district courts bill to create 23 new judicial districts and reorganize 3 existing districts
06/02/1975 Submitting an emergency matter to the 64th Legislature: HB 734, relating to child care
06/01/1975 Submitting emergency matters to the 64th Legislature: SB 364, reappropriating certain funds to certain institutions of higher learning; and SB 163, relating to court administration
05/31/1975 Submitting emergency matters to the 64th Legislature: SB 521, relating to the disposition of certain fees and charges collection by East Texas Chest Hospital, Harlingen State Chest Hospital, and San Antonio State Chest Hospital; SB 1005, making supplemental appropriations to the Industrial Accident Board; SB 734, implementing the Texas Community Development Act of 1975; and SB 262, relating to monopolies, trusts, and restraint of trade
05/29/1975 Submitting an emergency matter to the 64th Legislature: SB 1046, providing for the effective implementation of the voting rights of all qualified citizens of the State
05/26/1975 Returning HB 208 (64th R.S.) to the Senate, pursuant to SCR 90
05/20/1975 Submitting an emergency matter to the 64th Legislature: SB 635, SB 491, and SB 466, each pertaining to medical liability insurance
05/08/1975 Returning HB 1293 and HB 1388 (64th R.S.) to the House of Representatives, pursuant to HCR 138
04/24/1975 Submitting an emergency matter to the 64th Legislature: regulation of proprietary schools and the establishment of a refund policy
04/18/1975 Submitting an emergency matter to the 64th Legislature: legislation providing an appropriation to make available to the Secretary of State the unexpended and unencumbered balance in the 1974 Primary Finance Fund, for the purpose of defraying a part of the expenses to be incurred by all counties at the Constitutional Amendment election ordered for April 22, 1975
04/03/1975 Submitting an emergency matter to the 64th Legislature: regulation of the planning, development, construction and modification of certain health care facilities and services, relating to recent passage by Congress and enactment by the President of the National Health Planning and Resources Development Act of 1974 (P.L. 93-641)
03/18/1975 Submitting an emergency matter to the 64th Legislature: legislation providing a supplemental appropriation to the State Board of Education from the State Textbook Fund for paying contracted textbook obligations
02/27/1975 Submitting an emergency matter to the 64th Legislature: public school finance and reform of public school laws in Texas
02/06/1975 Submitting emergency matters to the 64th Legislature: legislation authorizing the commissioners court of any county to exercise urban renewal powers in unincorporated areas; legislation amending Lower Colorado River Authority Act in order that immediate construction plans can be implemented to help alleviate part of the energy crisis presently existing in the State; legislation amending Controlled Substances Act to make the Department of Public Safety responsible for issuing licenses, create a special fund to deposit fees . . .; legislation providing a supplemental appropriation of $200,000 to Texas Transportation Institute of the Texas Engineering Experiment Station, for conducting a feasibility study of a rail system to link the major metropolitan areas of the State with intermediate service to rural and suburban areas between the major cities; legislation providing a supplemental appropriation of $472,000 to Comptroller of Public Accounts to meet additional costs of consumable supplies and materials, current and recurring operating expense and capital outlay
01/29/1975 Submitting the Executive Budget for the 1976-1977 biennium
01/23/1975 Submitting emergency matters to the 64th Legislature: resolution to amend the Texas Constitution to raise the limit on amounts that can be appropriated by the Legislature to pay retirement benefits, to revise and consolidate provisions relating to state and local retirement systems and programs and allow increased retirement benefits; and legislation which would: provide immediate increases in benefits for persons retired under State Employees Retirement System and Teacher Retirement System, appropriate funds to the retirement systems to the greatest extent possible, appropriate sufficient funds from General Revenue Fund to finance the full cost of the increases in benefits contingent upon voter approval of a Constitutional Amendment, provide that such increased benefits would automatically terminate if a Constitutional Amendment, authorizing such expenditures, fail to pass at an election
01/20/1975 Submitting emergency matters to the 64th Legislature: authorization and appropriation of sufficient funds to provide an increase from $12.50 to $15.00 per month in state employees' premiums on group life, health, accidental death and dismemberment, disability income and hospital, surgical and/or medical insurance policies; and to provide an increase from 12 to 16 per mile in the reimbursement rate for employees using their motor vehicles for official travel, and an increase from $18 to 22 in per diem . . .
01/15/1975 Submitting emergency matters to the 64th Legislature: appropriations to school districts for emergency grants; Central Education Agency for vocational-technical programs and Coordinating Board, Texas College and University System for Texas Public Junior Colleges State-Aid; Central Education Agency for adult education programs; State Board of Control for additional costs of utilities; Texas State Technical Institute and West Texas State University for constructing and equipping instructional buildings destroyed by fire; Department of Labor and Standards for operations; Texas Schools for the Blind and Deaf for operations of the Schools; Attorney General's Office for administrative costs and payment of claims; State Board of Landscape Architects, to meet obligations; Board of Examiners of Psychologists to meet increased costs of examinations and moving expenses; an Act amending State Unemployment Compensation Law; an Act repealing Chapter 14, Texas Education Code, thereby abolishing scholastic census requirement; authorization and appropriation of sufficient funds to provide a ten percent salary increase for all State employees for remainder of current fiscal year; appropriation to State Building Commission for constructing two additional levels of parking at State Law Center
05/28/1973 Returning SB 777 (63rd R.S.) to the Senate, pursuant to SCR 125
05/28/1973 Concerning public school financing and special session
05/26/1973 Returning SB 216 (63rd R.S.) to the Senate, pursuant to SCR 117
05/26/1973 Returning SB 34 (63rd R.S.) to the Senate, pursuant to SCR 126
05/25/1973 Submitting an emergency matter to the 63rd Legislature: Committee Substitute for SB 994, relating to protection of consumer rights in purchase of liquified petroleum gas (LPG) products; critical fuel shortage in Texas agriculture
05/25/1973 Submitting an emergency matter to the 63rd Legislature: HB 564, relating to authorizing the Comptroller to require payments of Limited Sales, Excise and Use Tax monthly in certain circumstances
05/25/1973 Submitting an emergency matter to the 63rd Legislature: HB 222, providing for driver education programs as prescribed by the Texas Education Agency to be placed in the Fuondation School Program
05/25/1973 Returning HB 1481 (63rd R.S.) to the House of Representatives, pursuant to HCR 218
05/23/1973 Submitting an emergency matter to the 63rd Legislature: SB 966, relating to financing the 1974 primary elections after United States Supreme Court decision in Bullock v. Carter (1972)
05/22/1973 Submitting an emergency matter to the 63rd Legislature: presumption of date of death according to a relating certificate of death issued by the armed services; Missing in Action in Vietnam
05/22/1973 Returning HB 1585 (63rd R.S.) to the House of Representatives, pursuant to HCR 207
05/16/1973 Returning SJR 8 (63rd R.S.) to the Senate, pursuant to SCR 109
05/14/1973 Returning HB 215 (63rd R.S.) to the House of Representatives, pursuant to SCR 106
05/09/1973 Returning SB 642 (63rd R.S.) to the Senate, pursuant to SCR 99
05/08/1973 Submitting an emergency matter to the 63rd Legislature: emergency funding for disadvantaged school districts and to establish machinery for developing a plan for the revision of public school finance; methods of financing the State Foundation Program; remarks to Edgewood School delegation on Texas Supreme Court decision
04/25/1973 Submitting an emergency matter to the 63rd Legislature: Texas Credit Union Act
04/10/1973 Submitting an emergency matter to the 63rd Legislature: SB 485 and companion HB 828, supplemental appropriation of $401,975.00 for fuel costs to provide utilities at Texas A&M University for the fiscal year ending August 31, 1973
04/06/1973 Returning HB 185 (63rd R.S.) to the House of Representatives, pursuant to HCR 132
04/03/1973 Requesting recall of HB 185, relating to collective bargaining by fire fighters and policemen employed by cities, towns and counties
03/19/1973 Submitting an emergency matter to the 63rd Legislature: appropriation to Texas State Technical Institute in Waco for repair of tornado damage
03/13/1973 Urging passage of Committee Substitute to SR 209 and SB 408 to enhance the ability of the Coordinating Board, Texas College and University System, to plan for future growth of our post-secondary educational institutions
03/12/1973 Submitting emergency matters to the 63rd Legislature: HB 391, HB 393, HB 394, and HB 1332-1342, relating to water control and improvement districts
02/27/1973 Submitting an emergency matter to the 63rd Legislature: supplemental appropriation out of Fund Number 87 to the Texas Board of Examiners in the Fitting and Dispensing of Hearing Aids for the remainder of the fiscal year ending August 31, 1973
02/22/1973 Submitting an emergency matter to the 63rd Legislature: Habitual Traffic Offender Act
02/21/1973 Submitting an emergency matter to the 63rd Legislature: appropriation to Texas Southern University for repair of damage by fire to the Pharmacy Building
01/29/1973 Submitting an emergency matter to the 63rd Legislature: operation of the public schools of Texas on the basis of a quarter system begining with the 1975-1976 school year