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Legislation authored by Matt Garcia

Includes legislation with Matt Garcia as the primary author for the 63rd through 68th Legislatures. For other types of authorship, search the Legislative Archive System.

68th Regular Session
HB 94 Author: Garcia, Matt
Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the right of a possessory conservator of a child to the child's medical, dental, and educational records.
HB 936 Author: Garcia, Matt
Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to annexation of city, town, or village territory by certain junior college districts.
HB 937 Author: Garcia, Matt
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Judiciary
Caption: Relating to the abolition of common-law marriage.
HB 1161 Author: Garcia, Matt
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Law Enforcement
Caption: Relating to peace officers commissioned by the comptroller of public accounts and the law enforcement duties of other employees of the comptroller.
HB 1162 Author: Garcia, Matt
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Law Enforcement
Caption: Relating to security officers for certain state officeholders.
HB 1163 Author: Garcia, Matt
Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to annexation of county territory by and to the election of trustees of certain junior college districts.
HB 1239 Author: Garcia, Matt
Last Action: See remarks
Caption: Relating to the provision of mileage guides by the comptroller of public accounts.
HB 1319 Author: Garcia, Matt
Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to the salaries of school district personnel.
HB 1661 Author: Garcia, Matt
Last Action: Coauthor authorized
Caption: Relating to the election of school trustees from numbered positions.
HB 1662 Author: Garcia, Matt
Last Action: Coauthor authorized
Caption: Relating to the election of the board of trustees of certain school districts.
HB 1663 Author: Garcia, Matt
Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to disclosure of information by lobbyists.
HB 1664 Author: Garcia, Matt
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Public Education
Caption: Relating to the allocation of certain tax revenue to the foundation school fund.
HB 1665 Author: Garcia, Matt
Last Action: Placed on daily Major State Calendar
Caption: Relating to an increase in benefits for certain annuitants of the Teacher Retirement System of Texas.
HB 1683 Author: Garcia, Matt
Last Action: Placed on daily General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to managing and possessory conservators and to the support and possession of and the access to a child.
HB 2360 Author: Garcia, Matt
Last Action: Committee report printed and sent to Committee on Calendars
Caption: Relating to notice of status as beneficiary under a will.
HB 2361 Author: Garcia, Matt
Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to warnings required on oral contraceptive packages; providing penalties.
HCR 173 Author: Garcia, Matt
Last Action: Filed without the Governor's signature
Caption: Granting Gloria Garcia permission to sue the State of Texas and the Alcoholic Beverage Commission.
HCR 174 Author: Garcia, Matt
Last Action: Filed without the Governor's signature
Caption: Granting Hector Galvan permission to sue the State of Texas and the Department of Public Safety.
HJR 11 Author: Garcia, Matt
Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment to limit the number of times a person may be elected speaker of the house of representatives.
HJR 54 Author: Garcia, Matt
Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment relating to the salary of and per diem allowance for members of the legislature.
HJR 67 Author: Garcia, Matt
Last Action: See remarks
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment providing for annual legislative sessions.
HR 246 Author: Garcia, Matt
Caption: In memory of Walter Schaefer, former sergeant-at-arms.
HR 308 Author: Garcia, Matt
Caption: Congratulating the Intercultural Development Research Association.
HR 338 Author: Garcia, Matt
Caption: In memory of Joseph D. Munoz.
HR 392 Author: Garcia, Matt
Caption: Congratulating Representative Irma Rangel.
HR 434 Author: Garcia, Matt
Caption: Commending Gerald Bermea.
HR 524 Author: Garcia, Matt
Caption: Endorsing the program paying tribute to Gus Garcia.
67th Regular Session
HB 886 Author: Garcia, Matt
Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to bilingual education programs in public schools.
HB 887 Author: Garcia, Matt
Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to collective bargaining for certain employees of public schools.
HB 1236 Author: Garcia, Matt
Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to qualifications for peace officers and jailers.
HB 1237 Author: Garcia, Matt
Last Action: Committee report printed and sent to Committee on Calendars
Caption: Relating to dismissal of a criminal action on the motion of the defendant.
HB 1495 Author: Garcia, Matt
Last Action: Withdrawn from calendar
Caption: Relating to eliminating the requirement that a city obtain the approval of its qualified voters before using the tax increment method to finance an urban renewal project.
HB 1496 Author: Garcia, Matt
Last Action: Referred to Committee on State Affairs
Caption: Relating to the regulation, licensing, and taxing of horse racing and pari-mutuel wagering; defining offenses.
HB 1588 Author: Garcia, Matt
Last Action: Reported from subcommittee with no recommendation
Caption: Relating to requiring a newspaper to provide space for an individual to rebut a discrediting editorial or column.
HB 1590 Author: Garcia, Matt
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Judicial Affairs
Caption: Relating to the compensation of judges of certain probate courts.
HB 1591 Author: Garcia, Matt
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Judicial Affairs
Caption: Relating to the compensation of judges of certain probate courts.
HB 1592 Author: Garcia, Matt
Last Action: No action taken
Caption: Relating to the creation of four judicial districts composed of Bexar County.
HB 1714 Author: Garcia, Matt
Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to the definitions of contribution and expenditure for purposes of political funds reporting by officeholders.
HB 1717 Author: Garcia, Matt
Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to disclosure of information by lobbyists.
HB 1742 Author: Garcia, Matt
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Intergovernmental Relations
Caption: Relating to the appointment of additional bailliffs for the central jury room and general panel in certain counties.
HB 1827 Author: Garcia, Matt
Last Action: Referred to Subcommittee on Pensions
Caption: Relating to credit in the Employees Retirement System of Texas for service as a member of the Texas National Guard.
HB 1828 Author: Garcia, Matt
Last Action: Effective on . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Caption: Relating to local community development programs.
HB 1908 Author: Garcia, Matt
Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to exemption from property taxation property used to provide housing or nursing care for retired veterans and their families.
HB 1909 Author: Garcia, Matt
Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to parking spaces for permanently disabled persons.
HB 2342 Author: Garcia, Matt
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Judicial Affairs
Caption: Relating to the jurisdiction and change of name of the County Court at Law No. 4 of Bexar County.
HB 2343 Author: Garcia, Matt
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Judicial Affairs
Caption: Relating to the jurisdiction and change of name of the County Court at Law No. 6 of Bexar County.
HB 2394 Author: Garcia, Matt
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Criminal Jurisprudence
Caption: Relating to dismissal of a prosecution in justice or municipal court if previous prosecution for the same offense was dismissed.
HJR 10 Author: Garcia, Matt
Last Action: Committee report printed and sent to Committee on Calendars
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment to limit the number of sessions that a person may serve as speaker of the house of representatives.
66th Regular Session
HB 927 Author: Garcia, Matt
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Criminal Jurisprudence
Caption: Relating to dismissal of criminal actions.
HB 928 Author: Garcia, Matt
Last Action: Scheduled for public hearing on . . . . . .
Caption: Relating to student and faculty nonvoting members on the governing board of each state-supported senior college or university.
HB 929 Author: Garcia, Matt
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Insurance
Caption: Relating to insurance benefits for loss of income resulting from bodily injury.
HB 964 Author: Garcia, Matt
Last Action: Scheduled for public hearing on . . . . . .
Caption: Relating to the regulation of executory installment contracts for the conveyance of real property.
HB 965 Author: Garcia, Matt
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Judicial Affairs
Caption: Relating to damages recoverable by certain beneficiaries in an action for wrongful death.
HB 1300 Author: Garcia, Matt
Last Action: Considered by committee in public hearing
Caption: Relating to establishment of a security building at the San Antonio State Hospital.
HB 1328 Author: Garcia, Matt
Last Action: Considered by committee in public hearing
Caption: Relating to bilingual education programs in public schools.
HB 1650 Author: Garcia, Matt
Last Action: Laid on the table subject to call
Caption: Relating to advertising by a notary public who is not an attorney.
HB 1651 Author: Garcia, Matt
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Judicial Affairs
Caption: Relating to judicial consent for a minor or incompetent adult to the removal and donation of a kidney.
HCR 94 Author: Garcia, Matt
Last Action: Signed by the Governor
Caption: Commending Luciano Adams of Port Arthur.
HJR 52 Author: Garcia, Matt
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Constitutional Amendments
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment to limit the number of times a person may be elected speaker of the house of representatives.
HJR 78 Author: Garcia, Matt
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Constitutional Amendments
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment to revise the classes of persons not allowed to vote.
HJR 87 Author: Garcia, Matt
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Constitutional Amendments
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment to provide for annual sessions of the legislature.
HR 46 Author: Garcia, Matt
Caption: Requesting a subcommittee of the Committee on Security and Sanctions to study state purchase of the Harris County Rehabilitation Center for the Texas Department of Corrections.
65th Regular Session
HB 391 Author: Garcia, Matt
Last Action: Assigned to General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to the authorization for students and faculty members to serve as nonvoting members of the governing board of each state-supported senior college or university.
HB 392 Author: Garcia, Matt
Last Action: Considered by committee in public hearing
Caption: Relating to dismissal of criminal actions.
HB 393 Author: Garcia, Matt
Last Action: Assigned to General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to payment of benefits for loss of income resulting from bodily injury.
HB 394 Author: Garcia, Matt
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Intergovernmental Affairs
Caption: Relating to the management and control of encumbered, municipally owned public utility systems.
HB 395 Author: Garcia, Matt
Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to the regulation of executory installment contracts for the conveyance of real property; providing penalties and making violations a deceptive trade practice; making the act regulating subdivisions applicable to executory installment contracts.
HB 1326 Author: Garcia, Matt
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Intergovernmental Affairs
Caption: Relating to the financing of certain public works or improvements in areas in need of rehabillitation.
HB 1327 Author: Garcia, Matt
Last Action: Considered by committee in public hearing
Caption: Relating to state financial assistance to local public agencies or nonprofit corporations that operate programs to recruit retired persons to preform volunteer community services.
HB 1328 Author: Garcia, Matt
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Judicial Affairs
Caption: Relating to the abolition of teh defense of sovereign immunity with regard to certain claims against the state.
HB 1329 Author: Garcia, Matt
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Judicial Affairs
Caption: Relating to the abolition of the defense of governmental immunity with regard to certain claims against political subdivisions.
HB 1330 Author: Garcia, Matt
Last Action: Effective in 90 days
Caption: Relating to exemption from taxation of property owned by nonprofit corporations and used for purposes of education or research.
HB 1757 Author: Garcia, Matt
Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to property tax exemptions for property of a nonprofit corporation owned and held for the exclusive use and development of biomedical research or for other scientific biological uses and purposes, and not used for profit.
HB 1758 Author: Garcia, Matt
Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to property tax exemptions for property of a nonprofit corporation owned and held for the exclusive use and development of biomedical research or for other scientific biological uses and purposes, and not used for profit.
HB 1766 Author: Garcia, Matt
Last Action: Referred to Committee on State Affairs
Caption: Relating to the rights of employees of the State of Texas and its political subdivisions.
HB 1767 Author: Garcia, Matt
Last Action: Coauthor authorized
Caption: Relating to bilingual education programs in public schools.
HB 2207 Author: Garcia, Matt
Last Action: Effective in 90 days
Caption: Relating to the Assignment Clerk of the District Courts of Bexar County.
HCR 96 Author: Garcia, Matt
Last Action: Signed by the Governor
Caption: Granting Mr. and Mrs. Robert M. Castillo permission to sue the state and the Austin State School.
HCR 105 Author: Garcia, Matt
Last Action: Signed by the Governor
Caption: Permitting the estate of Harry L. Durbin to sue the state and the State Highway and Public Transportation Commission.
HCR 106 Author: Garcia, Matt
Last Action: Signed by the Governor
Caption: Permitting Arthur E. Postel to sue the state and the Texas Water Development Board.
HCR 165 Author: Garcia, Matt
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Intergovernmental Affairs
Caption: Providing for a referendum on legalizing pari-mutuel wagering in horse racing.
HJR 28 Author: Garcia, Matt
Last Action: Considered by committee in public hearing
Caption: Proposing an amendment to Article VI, Section 1, of the Texas Constitution, to revise the classes of persons not allowed to vote.
HJR 29 Author: Garcia, Matt
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Constitutional Amendments
Caption: Proposing that Article IX of the Texas Constitution be amended by adding Section 14 relating to the power of county voters to authorize the adoption of county ordinances.
HJR 74 Author: Garcia, Matt
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Constitutional Amendments
Caption: Proposing an amendment of the Texas Constitution to provide legislative authority to exempt from taxation property primarily used for scientific research or education.
HJR 75 Author: Garcia, Matt
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Constitutional Amendments
Caption: Proposing an amendment to the Texas Constitution to provide the legislature with the power to authorize counties, cities, and towns to issue industrial revenue bonds.
HJR 93 Author: Garcia, Matt
Last Action: Assigned to Constitutional Amendments Calendar
Caption: Proposing an amendment of the Texas Constitution to provide legislative authority to exempt from taxation property primarily used for scientific research or education.
HR 150 Author: Garcia, Matt
Caption: Commending Servicio Informative en Espanol.
65th 2nd Called Session
HR 18 Author: Garcia, Matt
Caption: Relating to declaring support for the farm workers movement.
64th Regular Session
HB 644 Author: Garcia, Matt
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Health and Welfare
Caption: Relating to licensing migrant labor camps.
HB 692 Author: Garcia, Matt
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Public Education
Caption: Relating to requiring a course in consumer education in the public schools.
HB 693 Author: Garcia, Matt
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Criminal Jurisprudence
Caption: Relating to dismissal of criminal actions.
HB 694 Author: Garcia, Matt
Last Action: Considered by committee in public hearing
Caption: Relating to penalties for delay in payment of losses by certain insurers.
HB 770 Author: Garcia, Matt
Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to the liability of cities for damages.
HB 772 Author: Garcia, Matt
Last Action: Reported from committee favorably without amendments
Caption: Relating to eliminating registration of labor union organizers with the secretary of state.
HB 774 Author: Garcia, Matt
Last Action: Reported from committee favorably with amendments
Caption: Relating to the limitation period for certain civil actions.
HB 775 Author: Garcia, Matt
Last Action: Considered by committee in public hearing
Caption: Relating to damages which a parent may recover in an actions for the wrongful death of a minor child.
HB 776 Author: Garcia, Matt
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Judiciary
Caption: Relating to a general charge to the jury by a district court, county court, or county court at law in civil cases; repealing laws in conflict.
HB 824 Author: Garcia, Matt
Last Action: Considered by committee in public hearing
Caption: Relating to the jurisdiction of the courts of this state over and the service of process on nonresident parties to causes of action.
HB 837 Author: Garcia, Matt
Last Action: Reported from committee favorably without amendments
Caption: Relating to the authorization for students and faculty members to serve as nonvoting members of the governing board of each state-supported senior college or university.
HB 888 Author: Garcia, Matt
Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to providing minority groups with better access to state-supported law schools by directing their immediate participation in the Council on Legal Education Opportunity of the United States government and, absent the C.L.E.O. program, the immediate formulation and implementation of affirmative action programs by state-supported law schools.
HB 1084 Author: Garcia, Matt
Last Action: Reported from committee favorably without amendments
Caption: Relating to the establishment of a grant program for construction of migrant labor camps to be administered by the State Department of Health.
HB 1085 Author: Garcia, Matt
Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to the management and control of encumbered, municipally owned public utility systems.
HB 1615 Author: Garcia, Matt
Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to the regulation of executory installment contracts for the conveyance of real property; providing penalties and making violations a deceptive trade practice; making the subdivision regulation act applicable to executory installment contracts.
HB 1911 Author: Garcia, Matt
Last Action: Considered by committee in public hearing
Caption: Relating to payment of benefits for loss of income resulting from bodily injury.
HB 1932 Author: Garcia, Matt
Last Action: Referred to Subcommittee on Judicial Districts
Caption: Relating to the composition of certain judicial districts and the election of certain judges from single-judge electoral districts.
HB 1944 Author: Garcia, Matt
Last Action: Reported from committee favorably without amendments
Caption: Relating to certain refunding bonds to be issued by certain cities, towns, and villages, including home-rule cities.
HB 2065 Author: Garcia, Matt
Last Action: Effective in 90 days
Caption: Relating to the assignment clerk of the district courts of Bexar County.
HB 2154 Author: Garcia, Matt
Last Action: Reported from committee favorably without amendments
Caption: Relating to the election of the judges of the county courts at law of Bexar County by the voters of an electoral district within Bexar County.
HCR 49 Author: Garcia, Matt
Last Action: Reported from committee favorably without amendments
Caption: Relating to urging Supreme Court to amend Rule 42 of Texas Rules of Civil Procedure.
HJR 75 Author: Garcia, Matt
Last Action: Reported from committee with substitute
Caption: Relating to providing grants for the construction of migrant labor camps.
HR 108 Author: Garcia, Matt
Caption: In memory of Romulo Munguia, Sr.
HR 143 Author: Garcia, Matt
Caption: Recognizing Cinco de Mayo and commemorating valor and patriotism of Don Ignacio Zaragoza.
63rd Regular Session
HB 881 Author: Garcia, Matt
Last Action: Committee hearing date
Caption: Requiring the district court, county court, or county court at law to submit its charge to the jury by means of a general charge rather than by special issues; repealing laws in conflict.
HB 882 Author: Garcia, Matt
Last Action: Subcommittee hearing date
Caption: Relating to the extension of workmen's compensation insurance to employees of certain hospital districts.
HB 883 Author: Garcia, Matt
Last Action: Subcommittee hearing date
Caption: Relating to the establishment of a medical-rehabilitation division of the Industrial Accident Board.
HB 884 Author: Garcia, Matt
Last Action: Subcommittee hearing date
Caption: Changing the statutory definition of "permanently and totally disabled" as used in the Public Welfare Act of 1941.
HB 885 Author: Garcia, Matt
Last Action: Subcommittee hearing date
Caption: Relating to the establishment of a medical rehabilitation division of the Industrial Accident Board.
HB 886 Author: Garcia, Matt
Last Action: Subcommittee hearing date
Caption: Relating to workmen's compensation insurance for state and other public employees.
HB 1025 Author: Garcia, Matt
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Administration
Caption: Relating to conveyances of real property.
HB 1026 Author: Garcia, Matt
Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to the authorization for students and faculty members to serve as nonvoting members of the governing board of each state-supported senior college or university.
HB 1027 Author: Garcia, Matt
Last Action: Subcommittee hearing date
Caption: Relating to regulation of referral sales techniques.
HB 1028 Author: Garcia, Matt
Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Providing for required course in consumer education in the public schools.
HB 1101 Author: Garcia, Matt
Last Action: Reported favorably
Caption: Relating to class actions for acts in violation of Title 79, Revised Civil Statutes of Texas 1925, and other fraudulent or unconscionable conduct; providing for severability.
HB 1102 Author: Garcia, Matt
Last Action: Subcommittee hearing date
Caption: Providing for regulation of home solicitation sales.
HB 1119 Author: Garcia, Matt
Last Action: Sent to Calendar Committee
Caption: Relating to classes of persons disqualified to vote at elections held in this state.
HB 1250 Author: Garcia, Matt
Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to prohibiting the employment of illegal aliens; and declaring an emergency.
HB 1251 Author: Garcia, Matt
Last Action: Vetoed by the Governor
Caption: Relating to dismissal of criminal actions.
HB 1318 Author: Garcia, Matt
Last Action: Referred to Committee on State Affairs
Caption: Relating to the taxation and regulation of the coin-operated machine industry.
HB 1426 Author: Garcia, Matt
Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to qualifications of certain individuals who are entitled to register with the Texas State Board of Public Accountancy.
HB 1437 Author: Garcia, Matt
Last Action: Subcommittee hearing date
Caption: Relating to the effect of certain contractual agreements on students enrolled in public schools.
HB 1438 Author: Garcia, Matt
Last Action: Reported favorably
Caption: Relating to class actions.
HB 1439 Author: Garcia, Matt
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Revenue and Taxation
Caption: Relating to the imposition, implementation, and administration of a corporate profits tax.
HB 1516 Author: Garcia, Matt
Last Action: Sent to Calendar Committee
Caption: Relating to the liability of cities for damages; and declaring an emergency.
HB 1517 Author: Garcia, Matt
Last Action: Postponed
Caption: Relating to registration of labor union organizers with the secretary of state; repealing Section 5, Chapter 104, Acts of the 48th Legislature, 1943 (Article 5154a, Vernon's Texas Civil Statutes); and declaring an emergency.
HB 1535 Author: Garcia, Matt
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Transportation
Caption: Relating to the registration of mobile homes; adding Subsection (u) to Section 1 of, adding Subsection (i) to Section 2 of, and adding Section 8d to, Chapter 88, General Laws, Acts of the 41st Legislature, 2nd Called Session, 1929, as amended (Article 6675a-1, et seq., Vernon's Texas Civil Statutes); and declaring an emergency.
HB 1684 Author: Garcia, Matt
Last Action: Signed by the Governor
Caption: Providing for service of process on agents of a residential landlord under certain circumstances; relating to the willful interruption of utility services by a residential landlord; relating to the willful exclusion of a tenant by a residential landlord; relating to residential landlord liens; repealing all laws in conflict and specifically Article 5238a; declaring an effecting date; and providing a savings clause.
HCR 200 Author: Garcia, Matt
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Judiciary
Caption: Urging the Supreme Court of Texas to adopt federal rule regarding class actions.
HJR 44 Author: Garcia, Matt
Last Action: Committee hearing date
Caption: Proposing an amendment of the Constitution of the State of Texas to provide for the adoption by Bexar County of a home rule charter.
63rd 1st Called Session
HR 1 Author: Garcia, Matt
Caption: Providing for committees to notify the Governor and the Senate that the House is organized and ready to transact business.