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06/11/2013 Presenting legislation relating to the regulation of abortion procedures, providers, and facilities, and legislation relating to establishing a mandatory sentence of life with parole for a capital felony committed by a 17-year-old felony offender, as subject matter for consideration by the 83rd Legislature, First Called Session
06/10/2013 Presenting legislation relating to the funding of transportation infrastructure projects as subject matter for consideration by the 83rd Legislature, First Called Session
05/25/2013 Filed with no signature statement on SB 567 and HB 1800 (83rd R.S.)
03/13/2013 Signature statement on HB 10 (83rd R.S.)
03/11/2013 Notice from the Governor, certifying Sylvia R. Garcia duly elected State Senator District 6, at special election runoff election on Saturday, March 2, 2013
06/20/2011 Submitting as a matter for consideration by the 82nd Legislature, 1st C.S. the topic of prosecution and punishment for the offense of official oppression of persons seeking access to public buildings and transportation
06/17/2011 Bill signature statement on HB 680 (82nd R.S.)
06/17/2011 Filed with no signature statement on HB 1788 (82nd R.S.)
06/17/2011 Filed with no signature statement on SB 1285, SB 1286 and HB 3033 (82nd R.S.)
06/07/2011 Presenting legislation relating to the use of the federal Secure Communities Program by law enforcement agencies, the issuance of driver's licenses and personal identification certificates, and the abolishment of sanctuary cities in Texas, as a subject for consideration by the 82nd Legislature, First Called Session
06/03/2011 Submitting as a matter for consideration by the 82nd Legislature, 1st C.S. the topic of the Texas Windstorm Insurance Association
05/31/2011 Submitting as a matter for consideration by the 82nd Legislature, 1st C.S. the topic of congressional redistricting
05/05/2011 Submitting an emergency matter to the 82nd Legislature: legislation relating to the reform of civil remedies and procedures in the State of Texas
04/29/2011 Returning SB 785 (82nd R.S.) to the Senate for further consideration, pursuant to SCR 48
01/21/2011 Submitting an emergency matter to the 82nd Legislature: legislation that requires a sonogram before a woman elects to have an abortion so that she may be fully medically informed
01/20/2011 Submitting an emergency matter to the 82nd Legislature: legislation that requires a voter to present proof of identification when voting
01/20/2011 Submitting an emergency matter to the 82nd Legislature: legislation that will provide for a federal balanced budget amendment to the United States Constitution
01/11/2011 Submitting an emergency matter to the 82nd Legislature: legislation to protect private property rights and address eminent domain issues
01/11/2011 Submitting an emergency matter to the 82nd Legislature: legislation to abolish sanctuary cities in Texas
06/19/2009 HB 497 (81st R.S.) signature statement
06/19/2009 HB 770 (81st R.S.) filed without signature statement
06/19/2009 HB 4294 (81st R.S.) signature statement
06/19/2009 SB 575 (81st R.S.) filed without signature statement
06/19/2009 SB 1717 (81st R.S.) filed without signature statement
05/29/2009 HB 406 (81st R.S.) filed without signature statement
03/23/2009 Submitting emergency matters to the 81st Legislature: legislation associated with wildfire damage and recovery
02/03/2009 Submitting emergency matters to the 81st Legislature, legislation: making appropriations and assisting in costs and recovery from 2008 hurricanes, reforming Texas Windstorm Insurance Association; funding Catastrophe Reserve Trust Fund; reforming and improving state schools and centers operated by Dept. of Aging and Disability Services; and providing appropriations to Texas Dept. of Criminal Justice for contraband and personnel screening technology, video surveillance, and comprehensive security for correctional facilities
06/15/2007 HB 957 (80th R.S.) signature statement
06/15/2007 HB 2660 (80th R.S.) signature statement
06/15/2007 SB 914 (80th R.S.) signature statement
06/15/2007 HB 568 (80th R.S.) filed without signature statement
06/15/2007 HB 1318, HB 2751, HB 2752, HB 2870, HB 3355, SB 976, SB 1626 (80th R.S.) filed without signature statement
06/15/2007 HB 1385 (80th R.S.) filed without signature statement
06/15/2007 HB 3107 (80th R.S.) filed without signature statement
06/15/2007 HB 3114, SB 161, SB 285, SB 1495 (80th R.S.) filed without signature statement
06/15/2007 HB 3736 (80th R.S.) filed without signature statement
06/15/2007 SB 1523 (80th R.S.) filed without signature statement
06/06/2007 SB 11 (80th R.S.) signature statement
05/26/2007 HB 2176 (80th R.S.) filed without signature statement
05/26/2007 HCR 30 (80th R.S.) filed without signature statement
05/26/2007 SB 453 (80th R.S.) filed without signature statement
05/24/2007 Returning SB 924 (80th R.S.) to the Senate for further consideration, pursuant to SCR 85
05/15/2007 SB 1580 (80th R.S.) filed without signature statement
05/08/2007 HB 1098 (80th R.S.) filed without signature statement
03/05/2007 Submitting an emergency matter to the 80th Legislature: legislation relating to the power of the attorney general to have concurrent jurisdiction with the local county or district attorney for the prosecution of offenses involving the Texas Youth Commission
03/05/2007 Submitting an emergency matter to the 80th Legislature: legislation relating to the establishment of an office of inspector general at the Texas Youth Commission
03/05/2007 Submitting an emergency matter to the 80th Legislature: legislation relating to the prosecution of certain crimes occurring in the Texas Youth Commission
02/05/2007 Submitting an emergency matter to the 80th Legislature: legislation relating to the management of the water resources of the state, including the protection of instream flows and freshwater inflows
02/05/2007 Submitting an emergency matter to the 80th Legislature: legislation relating to appropriations for the 2008-2009 biennium
02/05/2007 Submitting an emergency matter to the 80th Legislature: legislation relating to making supplemental appropriations and reductions in appropriations
02/05/2007 Submitting an emergency matter to the 80th Legislature: legislation relating to the prosecution, punishment, and supervision of certain sex offenders and to certain crimes involving sex offenders
02/05/2007 Submitting an emergency matter to the 80th Legislature: legislation relating to the allocation and use of the sporting goods sales tax revenue to fund state and local parks
02/05/2007 Submitting an emergency matter to the 80th Legislature: legislation making appropriations to the Texas Education Agency for the purpose of school district property tax rate reductions
01/12/2007 Submitting emergency matters to the 80th Legislature: legislation authorizing reduction of ad valorem taxes and return of state funds to the public
05/12/2006 Presenting legislation permitting the railroad commission to acquire title to carbon dioxide captured by a clean coal project as a subject for consideration by the 79th Legislature, Third Called Session
05/12/2006 Presenting legislation transferring the administration of the Irma Rangel School of Pharmacy from Texas A&M University - Kingsville to the Texas A&M University System Health Science Center as a subject for consideration by the 79th Legislature, Third Called Session
05/12/2006 Presenting legislation preserving the dignity and respect of funeral services by prohibiting certain disruptive behavior as a subject for consideration by the 79th Legislature, Third Called Session
05/11/2006 Presenting legislation relating to the recovery and securitization of reasonable and necessary hurricane reconstruction costs incurred by certain electric utilities outside of the Electric Reliability Council of Texas area as a subject for consideration by the 79th Legislature, Third Called Session
05/11/2006 Presenting legislation relating to appropriations to pay for damages and disruptions suffered by Lamar University and its related institutions caused by Hurricanes Katrina and Rita as a subject for consideration by the 79th Legislature, Third Called Session
05/11/2006 Presenting legislation relating to tuition revenue bonds and funding for debt service on revenue bonds and legislation providing for an appropriation to the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board as subjects for consideration by the 79th Legislature, Third Called Session
08/09/2005 Presenting legislation limiting the use of eminent domain as a subject for consideration by the 79th Legislature, Second Called Session
07/21/2005 Presenting for consideration by the 79th Legislature, 2nd Called Session, legislation relating to an increase in the compensation of judges, including salary and retirement benefits
07/21/2005 Presenting for consideration by the 79th Legislature, 2nd Called Session, legislation relating to further competition in the telecommunications market, the provision of broadband over powerlines, and the issuance of state-issued certificates of franchise authority for cable and video services
07/21/2005 Presenting legislation for consideration by the 79th Legislature, 2nd Called Session (educator compensation, benefits and certification; public school financial accountability; performance-based incentives to educators and schools; textbook funding and an instructional materials allotment for public schools; charter school funding and reform; modifications to the public school finance system; elections for the public school boards of trustees; funding for the public school finance system and the continuation of the Texas Education Agency; end-of-course examinations; increased accountability and intervention for schools; local property tax rate compression; establishment of indicators of college readiness; authorization, issuance and funding of tuition revenue bonds)
07/12/2005 Presenting legislation relating the telecommunications market, the provision of broadband over power lines, state-issued certificates of franchise authority for cable and video services, and the State of Texas' goal for renewable energy as subjects for consideration by the 79th Legislature, First Called Session
07/11/2005 Presenting legislation relating to the authorization, issuance and funding of tuition revenue bonds as a subject for consideration by the 79th Legislature, First Called Session
07/11/2005 Presenting legislation relating to an increase in the compensation of judges, including salary and retirement benefits as a subject for consideration by the 79th Legislature, First Called Session
07/08/2005 Presenting legislation relating to limiting the use of eminent domain to take private property for private parties or economic development purposes as a subject for consideration by the 79th Legislature, First Called Session
06/27/2005 Presenting ad valorem tax relief, taxpayer protection and an increase in the homestead ad valorem tax exemption as subjects for consideration by the 79th Legislature, First Called Session
06/21/2005 Presenting the limitation of ad valorem tax rates as a subject for consideration by the 79th Legislature, First Called Session
06/18/2005 SB 18 (79th R.S.) filed without signature statement
06/18/2005 HB 126 (79th R.S.) filed without signature statement
06/18/2005 HB 2463 (79th R.S.) filed without signature statement
06/18/2005 SB 296 (79th R.S.) signature statement
06/18/2005 SCR 2 (79th R.S.) signature statement
06/18/2005 HB 495 (79th R.S.) signature statement
01/14/2005 Submitting an emergency matter to the 79th Legislature: legislation that provides for comprehensive reform and additional funding for Child Protective Services and Adult Protective Services
01/14/2005 Submitting an emergency matter to the 79th Legislature: legislation that provides for comprehensive reform of the public education system by creating incentives to improve student performance and teacher compensation, by affirming greater accountability and transparency in school budgeting, and by supporting these goals with a finance system that encourage and stimulates a healthy job creation climate
10/10/2003 Presenting the subject as contained in the conference committee report for House Bill No. 1 relating to the dates of certain elections, the procedures for canvassing the ballots for an election, and the counting of certain ballots voted by mail, as reported from conference committee on Thursday, October 9, 2003, as a subject for consideration by the 78th Legislature, 3rd Called Session
10/10/2003 Presenting the subject as contained in the conference committee report for House Bill No. 3 relating to the composition of the districts for the election of members of the United States House of Representatives from the State of Texas, as reported from the conference committee on Thursday, October 9, 2003, as a subject for consideration by the 78th Legislature, 3rd Called Session
10/10/2003 Presenting the subject as contained in the conference committee report from House Bill No. 7 relating to the organization, board membership, and functions of certain governmental agencies and to the transfer of certain functions to other governmental agencies, as reported from conference committee on Thursday, October 9, 2003, as a subject for consideration by the 78th Legislature, 3rd Called Session
10/10/2003 Presenting the subject as contained in the conference committee report for House Bill No. 24 relating to appropriating the fees relating to the licensing and regulation of certain electricians collected by the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation or the Texas Commission of Licensing and Regulation under House Bill No. 1487, Acts of the 78th Legislature, Regular Session, 2003, as the conference committee report for H.B. No. 24 was reported from conference committee on Thursday, October 9, 2003, as a subject for consideration by the 78th Legislature, 3rd Called Session
10/10/2003 Presenting the subject as contained in the conference committee report for House Bill No. 28 relating to state fiscal management, including various matters related to increasing administrative efficiency in state government, making related appropriations, as reported from conference committee on Thursday, October 9, 2003, as a subject for consideration by the 78th Legislature, 3rd Called Session
09/15/2003 Presenting for consideration legislation related to restructuring the membership of the electric utility legislative oversight committee as a subject for consideration by the 78th Legislature, 3rd Called Session
07/28/2003 Presenting legislation relating to state fiscal management, including adjustments to certain school district fiscal matters made necessary by recent changes in state fiscal management; making related appropriations as a subject matter for consideration by the 78th Legislature, 2nd Called Session
07/28/2003 Presenting legislation relating to the financing, construction, improvement, maintenance, and operation of toll facilities as a subject matter for consideration by the 78th Legislature, 2nd Called Session
07/28/2003 Presenting legislation relating to the reorganization of, efficiency in, and other reform measures applying to state government as a subject matter for consideration by the 78th Legislature, 2nd Called Session
07/28/2003 Presenting legislation relating to the dates of certain elections, the procedures for canvassing the ballots for an election, and the counting of certain ballots voted by mail as a subject for consideration by the 78th Legislature, 2nd Called Session
07/01/2003 Presenting legislation relating to the abolition of Aircraft Pooling Board as a subject for consideration by the 78th Legislature, 1st Called Session
07/01/2003 Presenting legislation relating to school bus safety standards as a subject for consideration by the 78th Legislature, 1st Called Session
07/01/2003 Presenting legislation relating to a transfer in the oversight of Regional Planning Commissions to the State Auditor's Office as a subject for consideration by the 78th Legislature, 1st Called Session
07/01/2003 Presenting legislation relating to the abandonment of proceeds on demutualization as a subject for consideration by the 78th Legislature, 1st Called Session
07/01/2003 Presenting legislation relating to a modification in the qualifications for membership on the Texas Veterans Commission as a subject for consideration by the 78th Legislature, 1st Called Session
07/01/2003 Presenting legislation directing the Texas Coordinating Board for Higher Education to review the organization and operation of each university system office as a subject for consideration by the 78th Legislature, 1st Called Session
07/01/2003 Presenting legislation relating to the State Office of Risk Management as a subject for consideration by the 78th Legislature, 1st Called Session
07/01/2003 Presenting legislation relating to Legislative Budget Board meetings as a subject for consideration by the 78th Legislature, 1st Called Session
07/01/2003 Presenting legislation relating to the Governor's budget authority as a subject for consideration by the 78th Legislature, 1st Called Session
07/01/2003 Presenting legislation relating to the reorganization of legislative support agencies and offices as a subject for consideration by the 78th Legislature, 1st Called Session
07/01/2003 Presenting legislation relating to the environmental permitting and regulation process in Texas as a subject for consideration by the 78th Legislature, 1st Called Session
07/01/2003 Presenting legislation relating to a modification in the qualifications for membership on the Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission as a subject for consideration by the 78th Legislature, 1st Called Session
07/01/2003 Presenting legislation relating to the procedures followed in condemnation proceeding in a county civil court at law in Harris County as a subject for consideration by the 78th Legislature, 1st Called Session
07/01/2003 Presenting legislation relating to the creation of a study on private prisons as a subject for consideration by the 78th Legislature, 1st Called Session
07/01/2003 Presenting legislation relating to legislative and executive branch working papers on the budget as a subject for consideration by the 78th Legislature, 1st Called Session
07/01/2003 Presenting legislation relating to the abolition of the Texas Commission on Private Security as a subject for consideration by the 78th Legislature, 1st Called Session
07/01/2003 Presenting legislation relating to the organizational pattern of the Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles as a subject for consideration by the 78th Legislature, 1st Called Session
07/01/2003 Presenting legislation relating to a reconstitution of the membership of the Texas Building and Procurement Commission as a subject for consideration by the 78th Legislature, 1st Called Session
07/01/2003 Presenting legislation relating to a modification in the qualifications for the Commissioner of Insurance as a subject for consideration by the 78th Legislature, 1st Called Session
07/01/2003 Presenting legislation relating to the designation of presiding officers for executive branch agencies as a subject for consideration by the 78th Legislature, 1st Called Session
07/01/2003 Presenting legislation relating to abolishing the Office of State-Federal Relations as a subject for consideration by the 78th Legislature, 1st Called Session
07/01/2003 Presenting legislation relating to making an appropriation for the purpose of returning to the fund outside of the state treasury cash that was transferred from the fund to the general revenue fund for consideration by the 78th Legislature, 1st Called Session
07/01/2003 Presenting legislation relating to the state administration of ad valorem taxation as a subject for consideration by the 78th Legislature, 1st Called Session
06/30/2003 Presenting legislation relating to corrections to HB 3588 as a subject for consideration by the 78th Legislature, 1st Called Session
06/30/2003 Presenting legislation relating to Section 41.007(b) of the Texas Election Code as a subject for consideration by the 78th Legislature, 1st Called Session
06/30/2003 Presenting legislation relating to Section 41.001(a) of the Texas Election Code as a subject for consideration by the 78th Legislature, 1st Called Session
06/30/2003 Presenting legislation relating to Section 67.003 of the Texas Election Code as a subject for consideration by the 78th Legislature, 1st Called Session
06/30/2003 Presenting legislation relating to Sections 86.007(d)(3) and 87.125(a) of the Texas Election Code as a subject for consideration by the 78th Legislature, 1st Called Session
06/30/2003 Presenting legislation relating to civil claims involving exposure to asbestos as a subject for consideration by the 78th Legislature, 1st Called Session
06/30/2003 Presenting legislation relating to fees established by legislation from the 78th Regular Session as a subject for consideration by the 78th Legislature, 1st Called Session
06/30/2003 Presenting for consideration by the 78th Legislature, 1st Called Session, legislation appropriating fees established by legislation during the 78th Regular Session that remain unappropriated
06/21/2003 HB 752 (78th R.S.) filed without signature statement
06/21/2003 SB 900 (78th R.S.) filed without signature statement
06/21/2003 SB 1082 (78th R.S.) filed without signature statement
06/21/2003 SB 1696 (78th R.S.) filed without signature statement
06/21/2003 HB 823 (78th R.S.) signature statement
06/21/2003 HB 1566 (78th R.S.) signature statement
06/21/2003 HB 1729 (78th R.S.) signature statement
06/21/2003 HB 2033 (78th R.S.) signature statement
06/21/2003 HB 2588 (78th R.S.) signature statement
06/21/2003 HB 3624 (78th R.S.) signature statement
06/21/2003 HCR 13 (78th R.S.) signature statement
06/21/2003 HCR 58 (78th R.S.) signature statement
06/21/2003 SB 815 (78th R.S.) signature statement
06/21/2003 SB 1429 (78th R.S.) signature statement
06/21/2003 SB 1652 (78th R.S.) signature statement
05/30/2003 Returning HB 2533 (78th R.S.) to the House of Representatives for further consideration, pursuant to HCR 272
01/23/2003 Submitting emergency matters to the 78th Legislature, legislation relating to medical malpractice reform: tort reform for the health care profession including but not limited to capping non-economic losses to plaintiffs at $250,000 and limiting plaintiffs' attorney fees; special courts or judges to hear medical malpractice claims; Board of Medical Examiners' ability to police medical profession; medical errors; tort immunity to health care providers who treat low-income patients; temporary, emergency liability coverage for doctors denied coverage solely for economic reasons; and expanding Texas Department of Insurance and Commissioner's exclusive ability to review insurance companies' rates and ensure medical malpractice premiums are commensurate with losses
01/23/2003 Submitting emergency matters to the 78th Legislature, legislation relating to homeowners and automobile insurance: effective and efficient rate regulatory system; exclusive power to Texas Department of Insurance and Commissioner to order rate reductions when rates are unfair or excessive; credit scoring; policy forms; water damage claim response, settlement, and water damage repairs; Commissioner flexibility to require and approve withdrawal plans; and Commissioner authority to require all insurance companies to supply documentation to evaluate past and estimated future rates
05/27/2001 Returning HB 3038 (80th R.S.) to the House of Representatives for further consideration, pursuant to HCR 317
05/26/2001 Returning SB 1672 (77th R.S.) to the Senate for further consideration, pursuant to SCR 70
05/24/2001 Returning SB 1057 (77th R.S.) to the Senate for further consideration, pursuant to SCR 69
05/22/2001 Returning SB 732 (77th R.S.) to the Senate for further consideration, pursuant to SCR 65
05/21/2001 SB 1196 (77th R.S.) filed without signature statement
05/19/2001 SB 1230 (77th R.S.) filed without signature statement
05/19/2001 SCR 10 (77th R.S.) signature statement
05/19/2001 SB 379 (77th R.S.) signature statement
05/19/2001 SB 134 (77th R.S.) signature statement
05/18/2001 Returning HB 2218 (77th R.S.) to the Senate for further consideration, pursuant to HCR 291
05/15/2001 SB 247 (77th R.S.) signature statement
05/15/2001 SB 795 (77th R.S.) signature statement
04/20/2001 SB 746 (77th R.S.) signature statement
04/20/2001 SB 3 (77th R.S.) signature statement
04/09/2001 SB 407 (77th R.S.) signature statement
04/03/2001 Submitting an emergency matter to the 77th Legislature: HB 1333, committee substitute, as printed and distributed in the House of Representatives on March 29, 2001 (emergency appropriations)
02/08/2001 Submitting an emergency matter to the 77th Legislature: the subject as contained in SB 3, relating to the preservation of evidence containing DNA and post-conviction DNA testing