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Legislation authored by Bob Melton

Includes legislation with Bob Melton as the primary author for the 69th through 71st Legislatures. For other types of authorship, search the Legislative Archive System.

71st Regular Session
HB 55 Last Action: Reported favorably with substitute
Caption: Relating to the exclusion of mentally retarded defendants from the application of the death penalty.
HB 114 Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to a requirement that certain inmates attain a high school diploma, high school equivalency certificate, or vocational training diploma as a condition of release during the inmate's tentative parole....
HB 227 Last Action: Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
Caption: Relating to capital punishment for murder if the actor and the person murdered are both incarcerated in a penal institution.
HB 619 Last Action: Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to the creation of a public service leave program for certain state employees.
HB 754 Last Action: Reported from s/c favorably w/amdt(s)
Caption: Relating to the training and placement of certain registered nurses who provide nursing services at the Texas Department of Corrections.
HB 944 Last Action: 1st Printing sent to Comm. on Cal.
Caption: Relating to the entitlement of employees of the Texas Department of Corrections to retain certain vacation leave time and compensatory leave time accumulated by those employees.
HB 1054 Last Action: Referred to Corrections
Caption: Relating to the establishment of community service sentencing programs and the sentencing of certain defendants to participation in the programs.
HB 1221 Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to the eligibility of a veterans' organization to conduct bingo.
HB 1305 Last Action: 1st Printing sent to Comm. on Cal.
Caption: Relating to the designation of a Central Education Agency employee as a youth suicide prevention officer.
HB 1671 Last Action: Effective in 90 days-8/28/89
Caption: Relating to the appointment of a county purchasing agent in certain counties.
HB 1672 Last Action: Laid on the table subject to call
Caption: Relating to the effect of having received probation in a criminal case on an applicant for certain licenses issued by the Texas Department of Human Services or a licensee operating under....
HB 1770 Last Action: Effective on 9/1/89
Caption: Relating to a requirement that the Texas Department of Human Services provide medical care for children born while the mother is imprisoned in the Texas Department of Corrections.
HB 2320 Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to the prevention of and response to youth suicide.
HB 2321 Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the cooperation of public schools and local agencies in the prevention of youth suicide.
HB 2322 Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the creation of a state advisory committee on youth suicide prevention.
HB 2323 Last Action: Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to the creation of a state veterans' cemetery.
HB 2382 Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the designation of a Texas Department of Mental Health and Mental Retardation employee as a youth suicide prevention officer.
HB 2383 Last Action: 1st Printing sent to Comm. on Cal.
Caption: Relating to contracts between the Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles to municipalities or counties for the financing, construction, operation, maintenance, and management of secure work furlough facilities with....
HB 3174 Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the creation, administration, powers, duties, operation, and financing of the West Hill County Hospital District; authorizing a tax; granting the authority to issue bonds; and granting the power of eminent...
HCR 266 Last Action: Signed by the Governor
Caption: Directing the Central Education Agency to develop an inservice training program on youth suicide.
HCR 299 Last Action: Signed by the Governor
Caption: Congratulating the Texas Nature Conservancy.
HR 105 Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Honoring State Representative Senfronia Thompson.
HR 414 Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Extending a belated Happy Birthday to Representative Nicolas Perez.
HR 792 Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Honoring Milton Wright.
HR 925 Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Honoring Mrs. Clair H. Gannon Jr., Mrs. Steve L. Ringer, and Mrs. A.L. Smith III for their work with the Hillsboro Heritage League.
HR 1141 Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: In recognition of the Texas Harvest of Meals.
71st 1st Called Session
HB 2 Last Action: 1st Printing sent to Comm. on Cal.
Caption: Relating to the establishment of a state veterans' cemetery.
HB 89 Last Action: 1st Printing sent to Comm. on Cal.
Caption: Relating to the consideration of mitigating circumstances, including the mental retardation of the defendant, in the assessment of the death penalty.
HR 18 Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Honoring James and Gladys Leatherwood on their 50th wedding anniversary.
HR 139 Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Congratulating Duncan and Connie Seawright.
HR 140 Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Congratulating Pernell and Rosalie Aars.
HR 166 Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Congratulating Hill County Sheriff Brent Button.
71st 3rd Called Session
HB 70 Last Action: Referred to Public Education
Caption: Relating to year-round schools operated on a multitrack basis and to the number of days of instruction required in a school year.
HB 102 Last Action: Coauthor authorized
Caption: Relating to funding of school districts with declining attendance due to the closing or reduction in troops of military bases.
71st 4th Called Session
HB 68 Last Action: Referred to Public Education
Caption: Relating to year-round schools operated on a multitrack basis and to the number of days of instruction required in a school year.
HB 69 Last Action: Referred to Public Education
Caption: Relating to funding of school districts with declining attendance due to the closing or reduction in troops of military bases.
HB 164 Last Action: Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to ethics and accountability in state government and elections; to the composition, powers, and duties of the Texas Elections and Ethics Commission; to registration, reporting, and restrictions concerning....
HR 34 Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Honoring ArtZ Caboose.
HR 60 Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Congratulating the Evant High School boys' basketball team.
70th Regular Session
HB 69 Last Action: 1st Printing sent to Comm. on Cal.
Caption: Relating to the punishment of murder of an inmate of a penal institution by another inmate as a capital offense.
HB 132 Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to the liability in tort of a municipality.
HB 133 Last Action: Effective on 9/1/87
Caption: Relating to the application of local sales and use taxes to cable television services.
HB 134 Last Action: Effective in 90 days-8/31/87
Caption: Relating to compliance with the solid waste management service requirements.
HB 358 Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to an exemption from jury service for primary and secondary school teachers.
HB 484 Last Action: Vetoed by the Governor
Caption: Relating to the creation of a treatment program for inmates in the Texas Department of Corrections who have committed sexual offenses.
HB 697 Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the use of subpoenas to obtain the testimony of children in criminal cases.
HB 1987 Last Action: Effective in 90 days-8/31/87
Caption: Relating to assistance for the creation and operation of shared foreign sales corporations for the benefit of certain state businesses.
HB 2141 Last Action: Referred to Corrections
Caption: Relating to the award of good conduct time to inmates in the Texas Department of Corrections.
HB 2272 Last Action: Referred to Business & Commerce
Caption: Relating to the regulation of membership camping resorts; providing penalties.
HCR 37 Last Action: Signed by the Governor
Caption: In memory of former Congressman Bob Poage.
HCR 83 Last Action: Signed by the Governor
Caption: Honoring the women legislators on the occasion of Women's History Month in Texas.
HJR 25 Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment relating to the establishment of a reserve fund in the state treasury.
HR 120 Caption: Recognizing the week of April 19 through 25, 1987, as "American Youth Hostel Week" in Texas.
HR 143 Caption: Creating the House Select Committee on Teenage Suicide.
HR 686 Caption: Commending Mack Abernathy.
HR 739 Caption: In memory of Mitchell Jacob Boroski.
HR 764 Caption: Commending Justice of the Peace Leonard Webb on his many exceptional contributions to his community.
70th 2nd Called Session
HB 74 Last Action: No action taken in committee
Caption: Relating to the proration of state aid to school districts.
HCR 11 Last Action: Signed by the Governor
Caption: Extending the period of authorization to fly the official POW/MIA flag on the Capitol grounds until May 31, 1989.
HCR 72 Last Action: Signed by the Governor
Caption: Paying tribute to the life and many accomplishments of Eula Brock Seawright and extending deepest sympathy to her family and many friends.
69th Regular Session
HB 551 Last Action: Laid on the table subject to call
Caption: Relating to the exemption from franchise tax for certain transportation companies, sleeping, palace car, and dining companies.
HB 638 Last Action: Coauthor authorized
Caption: Relating to capital punishment for murder if the actor and the person murdered are both incarcerated in a penal institution.
HB 668 Last Action: No action taken in committee
Caption: Relating to capital punishment for murder of two or more persons and for murder if the actor has previously been convicted of murder or capital murder.
HB 1101 Last Action: Referred to Law Enforcement
Caption: Relating to circumstances under which an employee of the Texas Department of Corrections may be required to submit to a polygraph examination.
HB 1817 Last Action: Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to notification of intent to apply for a license to operate a child-care institution and to a public hearing to discuss the establishment of a child-care institution outside the limits of an incorporated city.
HB 2173 Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to revenues for the Foundation School Fund.
HB 2174 Last Action: Vetoed by the Governor
Caption: Relating to staffing requirements for certain emergency medical services vehicles.
HB 2175 Last Action: Referred to Appropriations
Caption: Relating to an appropriation to the Central Education Agency for licensed vocational nursing programs in secondary schools.
HB 2473 Last Action: Effective on . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Caption: Relating to the creation of the County Court at Law of Coryell County and to membership of the county court at law judge on the Coryell County Juvenile Board.
HCR 130 Last Action: 1st Printing sent to Local&Consent Cal.
Caption: Changing Central Standard Time to Lone Star Time during celebration of the Sesquicentennial in 1986.
HJR 82 Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment relating to the exemption of residential property and automobiles owned by individuals from ad valorem taxation for school purposes.
HR 30 Caption: Honoring John and Nell Hood on their 64th wedding anniversary.
HR 82 Caption: Commending former state representative C. K. "Chock" Word, Jr.
HR 521 Caption: Expressing appreciation to Sarah Weddington for her services to her community, her state, and her country.
69th 2nd Called Session
HJR 10 Last Action: Laid on table subj. to call in comm.
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment relating to the establishment of a reserve fund in the state treasury.
HR 8 Caption: In memory of Bruce Gregory Barton.
69th 3rd Called Session
HB 34 Last Action: Referred to Criminal Justice
Caption: Relating to a requirement that certain prisoners not be released to mandatory supervision.
HB 78 Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the salary of certain Texas Department of Corrections employees.
HB 85 Last Action: 1st Printing sent to Comm. on Cal.
Caption: Relating to the manner in which inmate population is reduced during periods of overcrowding under the Texas Prison Management Act.
HJR 7 Last Action: Referred to Appropriations
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment relating to the establishment of a reserve fund in the state treasury.