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Legislation authored by R.L. 'Bob' Vale

Includes legislation with R.L. 'Bob' Vale as the primary author for the 34th through 68th Legislatures. For other types of authorship, search the Legislative Archive System. Author information is not complete for the 43rd through 45th Legislatures or for sessions prior to the 34th.

68th Regular Session
SB 108 Author: Vale, Bob
Last Action: Effective on . . . . . . . . . .
Caption: Relating to the offer for sale, delivery, or display of certain abusable glues or aerosol paints; providing a penalty.
SB 109 Author: Vale, Bob
Last Action: Effective on . . . . . . . . . .
Caption: Relating to the powers and duties of cities and counties and the Texas Board of Health in public health matters; providing for the establishment of public health districts, local health departments, and public health regions and the appointment of health authorities; providing an effective date and validating certain entities during a transition period; and declaring an emergency.
SB 110 Author: Vale, Bob
Last Action: Co-author authorized
Caption: Relating to state assistance to local health departments and public health districts; and declaring an emergency.
SB 202 Author: Vale, Bob
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Health & Human Resources
Caption: Relating to notice and probable cause hearings in connection with orders of protective custody.
SB 255 Author: Vale, Bob
Last Action: Effective on . . . . . . . . . .
Caption: Relating to the authority of an insurer to designate a particular practitioner or practitioners of the healing arts in a policy of accident and sickness insurance.
SB 286 Author: Vale, Bob
Last Action: Postponed
Caption: Relating to the executive director of the Texas Department of Water Resources; and declaring an emergency.
SB 289 Author: Vale, Bob
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Health & Human Resources
Caption: Relating to the establishment of a state program to weatherize homes of needy or elderly individuals or families; requiring reports to the legislature.
SB 290 Author: Vale, Bob
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Finance
Caption: Relating to an exemption from sales and use taxes for certain energy saving materials or devices.
SB 380 Author: Vale, Bob
Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the selection of grand jurors.
SB 381 Author: Vale, Bob
Last Action: Effective on . . . . . . . . . .
Caption: Relating to the licensing and regulation of home health agencies and to the exemption of licensing requirements of certain health care professionals.
SB 546 Author: Vale, Bob
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Intergovernmental Relations
Caption: Relating to hours of vacation for certain fire fighters and police officers.
SB 569 Author: Vale, Bob
Last Action: Effective on . . . . . . . . . .
Caption: Relating to the district courts of Bexar County, Texas, to conform such Act with the number of courts presently authorized for Bexar County; setting out their powers and authority, their jurisdiction, organization, administration, practice and procedures, terms of court, and preferences as to the handling of civil and criminal cases; providing for the docketing and filing of such cases in an integrated system; providing for judges and their tenure and vacation; providing for the necessary court personnel, bailiffs, court reporters, clerks, grand jury bailiffs, and other personnel to operate such system, their terms of employment and removal and their compensation; providing for a practical division for the work of such courts; and conforming all existing statutes with relation to the organization of such courts.
SB 609 Author: Vale, Bob
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Higher Education
Caption: Relating to annexation of county territory by certain junior college districts.
SB 786 Author: Vale, Bob
Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the creation of a sheriff's department civil service system in certain counties.
SB 787 Author: Vale, Bob
Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the authority of certain cities to undertake and finance certain improvements and/or services, to certain procedures, and to requirements concerning notice, hearings, and petitions.
SB 847 Author: Vale, Bob
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Economic Development
Caption: Relating to the hours of labor of railroad employees; providing a penalty.
SB 848 Author: Vale, Bob
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Natural Resources
Caption: Relating to the licensing of solar device installers; prescribing the powers and duties of the Texas Department of Labor and Standards; setting fees; and providing enforcement procedures and a penalty.
SB 867 Author: Vale, Bob
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Education
Caption: Relating to loans for construction and improvement of public school facilities and the authority of the commissioner of education and the State Board of Education; making the effective date contingent on passage of a certain constitutional amendment.
SB 868 Author: Vale, Bob
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Education
Caption: Relating to aid to school districts in which certain alien students are enrolled.
SB 869 Author: Vale, Bob
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Finance
Caption: Relating to a school district's state equalization aid entitlement.
SB 934 Author: Vale, Bob
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Health & Human Resources
Caption: Relating to the composition of the Texas Board of Health.
SB 1045 Author: Vale, Bob
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Finance
Caption: Relating to longevity pay for state employees.
SB 1046 Author: Vale, Bob
Last Action: Testimony taken
Caption: Relating to the consolidation of duties in connection with voter registration and the conduct of elections in the office of the county clerk or county tax assessor-collector.
SB 1047 Author: Vale, Bob
Last Action: Effective on . . . . . . . . . .
Caption: Relating to the collection of fees by the Texas Department of Health for public health services, to creation of a special fee fund in the State Treasury, to certain powers and duties of the Texas Department of Health and the Texas Board of Health, and to subrogation rights of the Texas Department of Health.
SB 1048 Author: Vale, Bob
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Natural Resources
Caption: Relating to meal stops for railroad engine and train crews; providing a penalty.
SB 1049 Author: Vale, Bob
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Agriculture & Livestock
Caption: Relating to an extended temporary permit for the transporting of raw farm products only from the farm to elevators and markets and to fees for permits.
SB 1052 Author: Vale, Bob
Last Action: Reported from committee favorably without amendments
Caption: Relating to the designation of local units of government in certain major metropolitan areas as the local unit of government responsible for local-level planning, management, and operation of block grants.
SB 1128 Author: Vale, Bob
Last Action: Effective on . . . . . . . . . .
Caption: Relating to the time requirement for payment by certain cities of salary deductions and matching amounts into the Firemen and Policemen's Pension Fund, to extension of the time for repayment of contributions by members called to active duty, to an increase in service pensions for those retiring with more than 30 years of service, and to giving members certain service credit for accumulated sick leave over 90 days.
SB 1249 Author: Vale, Bob
Last Action: Postponed
Caption: Relating to the creation, jurisdiction, terms, judges and other personnel, and practices and procedures of the County Courts at Law Nos. 7, 8, and 9 of Bexar County.
SB 1253 Author: Vale, Bob
Last Action: Postponed
Caption: Relating to the redesignation of County Courts at Law Numbers 4 and 6 of Bexar County as probate courts, and to the redesignation of County Court at Law Number 5 of Bexar County as County Court at Law Number 4.
SB 1362 Author: Vale, Bob
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Public Health
Caption: Relating to the regulation of ambulatory surgical centers; providing penalties.
SB 1415 Author: Vale, Bob
Last Action: Considered by committee in public hearing
Caption: Relating to the establishment of the Bexar County Child Support Services Department and to the collection of certain fees.
SCR 6 Author: Vale, Bob
Last Action: Committee appointed
Caption: Creating a committee to designate a Texas State Artist.
SCR 28 Author: Vale, Bob
Last Action: Filed without the Governor's signature
Caption: Granting H. B. Zachry Company permission to sue the Trinity River Authority of Texas.
SCR 33 Author: Vale, Bob
Last Action: Filed without the Governor's signature
Caption: Granting Clyde Jenkins permission to sue the state and the State Department of Highways and Public Transportation.
SCR 99 Author: Vale, Bob
Last Action: Signed by the Governor
Caption: Congratulating the City of San Antonio.
SCR 109 Author: Vale, Bob
Last Action: Filed without the Governor's signature
Caption: Granting Lucy and August Sheldon, individually and Lucy Sheldon as administratrix of the estate of Ann Mae Sheldon, permission to sue the State of Texas and the State Department of Highways and Public Transportation.
SJR 5 Author: Vale, Bob
Last Action: No action taken
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment to restructure the Permanent University Fund.
SJR 20 Author: Vale, Bob
Last Action: Filed without the Governor's signature
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment to abolish the office of county treasurer in Bexar and Collin counties.
SJR 29 Author: Vale, Bob
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Education
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing loans for construction or improvement of public school facilities.
SR 303 Author: Vale, Bob
Caption: Extending welcome to Rebecca Bernal, Honorary Page for the Day.
SR 304 Author: Vale, Bob
Caption: Extending welcome to Esther Cardenas, Honorary Page for the Day.
SR 393 Author: Vale, Bob
Caption: Extending welcome to Joanna Nelson, Honorary Page for the Day.
SR 397 Author: Vale, Bob
Caption: Memorial resolution for Dr. Bill Crane.
SR 403 Author: Vale, Bob
Caption: Extending welcome to students from Mount Sacred Heart School.
SR 422 Author: Vale, Bob
Caption: Extending welcome to the students from the Political Science Department of St. Mary's University of San Antonio.
SR 547 Author: Vale, Bob
Caption: Extending welcome to Tonya Valdez, Honorary Page for the Day.
SR 548 Author: Vale, Bob
Caption: Extending welcome to Samantha Lovato, Honorary Page for the Day.
SR 586 Author: Vale, Bob
Caption: Extending welcome to Lissa Villarreal, Honorary Page for the Day.
SR 681 Author: Vale, Bob
Caption: Extending welcome to Denaue Dempsey, Honorary Page for the Day.
68th 2nd Called Session
SCR 17 Author: Vale, Bob
Last Action: Signed by the Governor
Caption: Requesting the Department of Public Safety to initiate a pilot study of the effectiveness of stop arms on school buses, and make a report to the 69th legislature.
SR 82 Author: Vale, Bob
Caption: Commending Mrs. Beatriz G. Perusquia.
SR 213 Author: Vale, Bob
Caption: Extending best wishes to the Thomas Jefferson High School Class of 1944 on their 40th reunion.
SR 240 Author: Vale, Bob | et. al.
Caption: In memory of Father Albert Benavides.
SR 259 Author: Vale, Bob
Caption: Directing the Senate Education Committee to begin a study concerning the advisability of increasing the tuition fees of institutions of higher education.
SR 265 Author: Vale, Bob
Caption: Commending Mr. Gregorio Goyo Zepeda.
67th Regular Session
SB 55 Author: Vale, Bob
Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to increase by a transit authority of rates, fares, tolls, charges, rents, or other compensation for use of the facilities of the system.
SB 61 Author: Vale, Bob
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Intergovernmental Relations
Caption: Providing for concurrent jurisdiction in family law matters between district courts named county courts at law in Bexas County, Texas; and providing for transfer of cases and exchange of judges and for practice and procedure in cases transferred to a county court at law and in cases transferred to any of the courts of Bexar County.
SB 62 Author: Vale, Bob
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Intergovernmental Relations
Caption: Relating to the creation, jurisdiction, terms, administration, practice, and procedure of three courts to be known as the County Court at Law Number 7 of Bexar County, Texas, the County Court at Law Number 8 of Bexar County, Texas, and the County Court at Law Number 9 of Bexar County, Texas; providing for the qualifications, appointment, election, and salary of the judges and for the necessary officers and employees; providing for transfer of cases and for exchange of judges and courtrooms; and adjusting the jurisdiction between the created courts and other county courts at law and district courts having concurrent jurisdiction.
SB 91 Author: Vale, Bob
Last Action: Referred to Subcommittee on Water
Caption: Relating to the creation, funding, and administration of the Nonradioactive, Industrial, Perpetual Care Solid Waste Fund; to the powers and responsibilities of the Texas Department of Water Resources; to certain liabilities of persons violating this Act or rules, permits, or orders issued under this Act and of their successors in interest; amending the Solid Waster Disposal Act.
SB 92 Author: Vale, Bob
Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to the taxation of certain motor fuel containing alcohol.
SB 198 Author: Vale, Bob
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Appropriations
Caption: Relating to the appropriation of certain fees to the Texas Department of Health for the administration of that Act.
SB 199 Author: Vale, Bob
Last Action: Record vote
Caption: Relating to an appeal from an order of the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission or its administrator refusing, cancelling, or suspending a private club registration permit.
SB 200 Author: Vale, Bob
Last Action: Record vote
Caption: Relating to coordination of public health entities; to public health officers; and to state assistance to local health departments.
SB 273 Author: Vale, Bob
Last Action: Record vote
Caption: Relating to career education.
SB 309 Author: Vale, Bob
Last Action: Reported from subcommittee favorably with substitute
Caption: Requiring that the rear car of a freight train be an occupied caboose; setting standards for cabooses to be enforced and regulated by the Railroad Commission of Texas.
SB 362 Author: Vale, Bob
Last Action: Reported from committee favorably without amendments
Caption: Relating to planning for, developing, and regulating the use of renewable energy; creating the Texas Renewable Energy Development Commission; providing for its powers duties and for advisory councils; providing for licensing requirements and procdures; providing for a penalty and for injunctive relief.
SB 363 Author: Vale, Bob
Last Action: Reported from committee favorably without amendments
Caption: Relating to the use of solar energy in government structures.
SB 364 Author: Vale, Bob
Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to exemption from taxation of value of property arising from solar and wind-powered energy devices.
SB 365 Author: Vale, Bob
Last Action: Committee report printed and sent to Committee on Calendars
Caption: Relating to the manufacture of alcohol for fuel and other nonbeverage purposes and to permits and fees.
SB 779 Author: Vale, Bob
Last Action: Effective on . . . . . . . . . .
Caption: Relating to requiring certain products to contain additives to discourage the intentional inhalation of toxic fumes or vapors from abusable glue and aerosol paint; giving the Texas Department of Health certain duties regarding the products; providing a penalty.
SB 780 Author: Vale, Bob
Last Action: Reported from committee favorably with amendments
Caption: Relating to establishing a criminal offense for the sale, transfer, or display of certain glues or aerosol paints to certain minors; and providing a penalty.
SB 864 Author: Vale, Bob
Last Action: No action taken
Caption: Relating to requisites of an indictment.
SB 865 Author: Vale, Bob
Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the general closed shrimp season in outside water; providing penalties.
SB 995 Author: Vale, Bob
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Human Resources
Caption: Relating to administrative hearings for convalescent and nursing homes and related institutions.
SB 996 Author: Vale, Bob
Last Action: Removed from local and uncontested calendar
Caption: Relating to the definition of "paid fireman".
SB 1097 Author: Vale, Bob
Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to a code of conduct for employees of state agencies who inspect and survey health care facilities.
SB 1098 Author: Vale, Bob
Last Action: Effective on . . . . . . . . . .
Caption: Relating to contributions to a benefits and investments of firemen and policemen's pension funds in certain cities.
SB 1245 Author: Vale, Bob
Last Action: Postponed
Caption: Relating to the possession of monofilament nets for catching finfish; providing penalties.
SB 1246 Author: Vale, Bob
Last Action: Postponed
Caption: Relating to increasing the penalties for violations of statutory provisions and commission rules regarding catching and sale of red drum.
SB 1247 Author: Vale, Bob
Last Action: Postponed
Caption: Relating to increasing the penalty for violations of Section 47.019, dealing with the necessity for possessing a commercial red drum license and its use.
SB 1269 Author: Vale, Bob
Last Action: Motion lost to consider on third reading
Caption: Authorizing the City of San Antonio or a nonprofit corporation organized under Texas law and designated by the City of San Antonio to apply for and accept a grant to establish, operate, and maintain a foreign trade zone adjacent to any port of entry in Bexar County.
SJR 1 Author: Vale, Bob
Last Action: No action taken
Caption: To repeal and prohibit all state ad valorem taxes on any property within this state, amending, and to establish the State Higher Education Assistance Fund.
SJR 55 Author: Vale, Bob
Last Action: No action taken
Caption: Amending the constitution to repeal the state ad valorem tax and to provide for building programs at state institutions of higher education.
SR 158 Author: Vale, Bob
Caption: Extending congratulations to Ray Ellison, Sr.
SR 184 Author: Vale, Bob
Caption: Extending congratulations to Oliver Wendell Holmes High School water polo team.
SR 214 Author: Vale, Bob
Caption: Extending congratulations to Bill Meyers.
SR 307 Author: Vale, Bob
Caption: Requesting the State Board of Education to develop a program for career education.
SR 317 Author: Vale, Bob
Caption: Extending congratulations to Adela Margarita Navarro.
SR 331 Author: Vale, Bob
Caption: Recognizing February 27, 1981, as the 186th anniversary of the birth of Don Jose Antonio Navarro.
SR 376 Author: Vale, Bob
Caption: Extending welcome to freshman students in Texas government at St. Mary's University.
SR 408 Author: Vale, Bob
Caption: Memorial resolution for Mrs. Mary Lou Sfair.
SR 496 Author: Vale, Bob | et. al.
Caption: Inviting the Honorable Henry Cisneros, mayor-elect of the City of San Antonio, to address the Senate.
SR 548 Author: Vale, Bob
Caption: Honoring Mrs. Lila Cockrell upon her retirement from the mayoralty of the City of San Antonio.
SR 731 Author: Vale, Bob
Caption: Extending welcome to the Special Olympians from Wilshire Elementary School in San Antonio.
SR 732 Author: Vale, Bob
Caption: Extending congratulations to Archbishop Patrick F. Flores.
SR 800 Author: Vale, Bob
Caption: Extending congratulations to Fletcher Watson.
SR 801 Author: Vale, Bob
Caption: Extending congratulations to Miss Kathleen Quiroz.
67th 2nd Called Session
SJR 9 Author: Vale, Bob
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Intergovernmental Relations
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment to abolish the office of county treasurer in Bexar County.
SR 70 Author: Vale, Bob
Caption: Commending Ed Cody for his outstanding service to the Northside School District.
66th Regular Session
SB 204 Author: Vale, Bob
Last Action: Effective on . . . . . . . . . .
Caption: Relating to exemption of solar and wind-powered energy devices from ad valorem taxation.
SB 205 Author: Vale, Bob
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Finance
Caption: Relating to creation, investment, and use of the natural resources depletion fund.
SB 226 Author: Vale, Bob
Last Action: Considered by subcommittee in public hearing
Caption: Relating to allocations for capital outlay under the Minimum Foundation School Program.
SB 227 Author: Vale, Bob
Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the authority of the board of regents to levy and collect student service fees for a student union at The University of Texas at San Antonio; providing for approval by students.
SB 262 Author: Vale, Bob
Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to exemption from school district ad valorem taxes of part of the value of the residence homestead of an individual who is 65 years of age or older or who is disabled.
SB 304 Author: Vale, Bob
Last Action: Scheduled for public hearing on . . . . . .
Caption: Relating to the inclusion of certain coverages in an insurance contract and providing for endorsements.
SB 305 Author: Vale, Bob
Last Action: Returned to Calendar Committee
Caption: Relating to the authority of an insurer to designate a particular practitioner or practitioners or of the healing arts in a policy of accident and sickness insurance.
SB 407 Author: Vale, Bob
Last Action: Reported from committee favorably without amendments
Caption: Relating to family practice residency training conducted by the Texas Board of Health.
SB 512 Author: Vale, Bob
Last Action: Reported from subcommittee favorably without amendments
Caption: Amending the Certificate of Obligation Act of 1971, relating to the definition of "county"; declaring an emergency.
SB 567 Author: Vale, Bob
Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to discrimination in employment because of age.
SB 607 Author: Vale, Bob
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Health Services
Caption: Relating to establishing a criminal offense for the sale, transfer, or display of certain glues or aerosol paints to certain minors; and providing a penalty.
SB 656 Author: Vale, Bob
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Intergovernmental Relations
Caption: Relating to payments in lieu of taxes by municipally owned utilities; defining "payments in lieu of taxes" and "public utility".
SB 660 Author: Vale, Bob
Last Action: Effective on . . . . . . . . . .
Caption: Relating to membership of the board of trustees of certain firemen's and policemen's pension funds; relating to the amount of contributions to an payments from such funds and to eligibililty, cost of living increases, age at retirement, limitations on disability, and widows' pensions; relating to computation of certain pensions; and declaring an emergency.
SB 674 Author: Vale, Bob
Last Action: Scheduled for public hearing on . . . . . .
Caption: Relating to the authority of savings and loan associations with regard to the opening of savings accounts.
SB 762 Author: Vale, Bob
Last Action: Reported from committee favorably with amendments
Caption: Relating to special license plates for members of the Texas National Guard.
SB 767 Author: Vale, Bob
Last Action: Effective on . . . . . . . . . .
Caption: Relating to the licensing and regulation of home health care agencies and persons who provide home health service; making Home Health Services Advisory Council, created by this Act, subject to the Texas Sunset Act.
SB 793 Author: Vale, Bob
Last Action: Coauthor authorized
Caption: Relating to certain tax exemptions for geothermal energy devices.
SB 794 Author: Vale, Bob
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Energy Resources
Caption: Providing legislation to encourage the use of solar and wind energy; relating to solar easements; providing for penalties.
SB 795 Author: Vale, Bob
Last Action: Laid on the table subject to call
Caption: Relating to a taxation of certain motor fuels containing alcohol.
SB 796 Author: Vale, Bob
Last Action: Coauthor authorized
Caption: Relating to solar, wind, geothermal, and alternate energy fund and to the imposition, collection, administration, civil and criminal enforcement, and dedication of taxes on certain natural resources.
SB 804 Author: Vale, Bob
Last Action: Notice given -1 hour to suspend rules to consider
Caption: Relating to use of solid waste as fuel for electric utility plants.
SB 805 Author: Vale, Bob
Last Action: Effective on . . . . . . . . . .
Caption: Relating to medical and rehabilitative services for children.
SB 984 Author: Vale, Bob
Last Action: Scheduled for public hearing on . . . . . .
Caption: Relating to the utilities regulated under the Public Utility Regulatory Act and the determination of the rates charged for service by those utilities.
SB 985 Author: Vale, Bob
Last Action: Effective on . . . . . . . . . .
Caption: Relating to educational requirements for jail personnel.
SB 986 Author: Vale, Bob
Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to immunization and reports on immunization of persons attending elementary or secondary schools or institutions of higher education.
SB 987 Author: Vale, Bob
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Human Resources
Caption: Relating to coordination of public health entities; to public health officers; and to state assistance to local health departments.
SB 1278 Author: Vale, Bob
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Education
Caption: Relating to the authority of the county court and justice courts to order the detention of a child for willful violation of the cumpulsory school attendance law.
SCR 17 Author: Vale, Bob
Last Action: Reported from committee favorably without amendments
Caption: Transferring to the senate certain Capitol office space now assigned to the secretary of state.
SJR 24 Author: Vale, Bob
Last Action: Reported from subcommittee favorably with substitute
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment to allow the University of Texas at San Antonio and the University of Texas Health Sciences Center at San Antonio to benefit from the Permanent University Fund.
SJR 43 Author: Vale, Bob
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Finance
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment creating the solar, wind, geothermal and alternative energy fund and providing for allocation of revenue to the fund.
SJR 44 Author: Vale, Bob
Last Action: Coauthor authorized
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to exempt geothermal energy devices from property taxation.
SJR 50 Author: Vale, Bob
Last Action: Referred to Committee on State Affairs
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment to prohibit certain liens for work materials used for improvements on a homestead.
SR 92 Author: Vale, Bob
Caption: Extending congratulations to Pat Legan.
SR 129 Author: Vale, Bob
Caption: Extending congratulations to the Thirteenth Annual Candlelight Charity Ball of the Pan American Optimist Club of San Antonio.
SR 148 Author: Vale, Bob
Caption: Extending welcome to Winston Churchill High School government classes.
SR 314 Author: Vale, Bob
Caption: Extending congratulations to Jeffrey Robert Mendelsohn.
SR 433 Author: Vale, Bob
Caption: Extending congratulations to Dr. Malcolm C. Lancaster.
SR 474 Author: Vale, Bob
Caption: Extending congratulations to Pedro and Eloisa Soriano.
65th Regular Session
HB 29 Author: Vale, Bob
Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to requiring certain products to contain additives to discourage the intentional inhalation of toxic fumes or vapors; providing a penalty; and declaring an emergency.
HB 55 Author: Vale, Bob
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Energy Resources
Caption: Relating to settlements and judgment awards recovered by certain municipally owned gas or electric utilities.
HB 56 Author: Vale, Bob
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Energy Resources
Caption: Relating to the determination of the average residential user's minimum energy needs and establishing rates for these needs.
HB 57 Author: Vale, Bob
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Energy Resources
Caption: Relating to rates and fuel adjustment charges charged by certain public utilities.
HB 68 Author: Vale, Bob
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Public Education
Caption: Providing services for the diagnosis and correction of speech and hearing defects to students in nonpubli schools.
HB 69 Author: Vale, Bob
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Public Education
Caption: Providing tuition assistance grants to families with financial need.
HB 70 Author: Vale, Bob
Last Action: Reported from committee favorably with amendments
Caption: Relating to the minimum age restrictions for engaging in professional boxing.
HB 89 Author: Vale, Bob
Last Action: Assigned to General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to settlement and release of liability.
HB 155 Author: Vale, Bob
Last Action: Considered by subcommittee in public hearing
Caption: Relating to the establishment and operation of an assigned risk plan or pool.
HB 156 Author: Vale, Bob
Last Action: Assigned to General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to an appeal from an order of the Alcoholic Beverage Commission refusing, cancelling, or suspending a Private Club Registration Permit.
HB 161 Author: Vale, Bob
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Public Education
Caption: Relating to allocations for capital outlay under the Minimum Foundation School Program.
HB 197 Author: Vale, Bob
Last Action: Considered by committee in public hearing
Caption: Relating to the exemption of certain private security agents from the requirement of carrying liability insurance.
HB 360 Author: Vale, Bob
Last Action: Effective in 90 days
Caption: Relating to the right to psychological services and reimbursement for psychological services under certain policies, contracts, and certificates of group insurance and group hospital plans.
HB 361 Author: Vale, Bob
Last Action: Considered by subcommittee in formal meeting
Caption: Relating to the authority of an insurer to designate a particular practitioners of the healing arts in a policy of accident and sickness insurance.
HB 453 Author: Vale, Bob
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Energy Resources
Caption: Relating to the transfer to the Public Utilities Commission of the Railroad Commission's jurisdiction over gas utilities.
HB 476 Author: Vale, Bob
Last Action: Referred to Subcommittee on Local Government
Caption: Relating to the prohibition of discrimination by certain cities in deducting membership dues from employee payrolls.
HB 667 Author: Vale, Bob
Last Action: Referred to Subcommittee on State Parks
Caption: Relating to the designation, acquisition, and administration of state wilderness parks; prohibiting certain acts; providing for rules; providing penalties; allocation certain cigarette tax revenue for wilderness parks.
HB 858 Author: Vale, Bob
Last Action: Effective in 90 days
Caption: Relating to an exemption from the franchise tax for certain persons manufacturing, selling, or installing solar energy devices.
HB 1379 Author: Vale, Bob
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Intergovernmental Relations
Caption: Relating to the validation of municipal special assessment proceedings for street improvemnets.
HB 1523 Author: Vale, Bob
Last Action: Referred to Committee on State Affairs
Caption: Relating to a mandatory retirement age for public officers and employees.
HCR 111 Author: Vale, Bob
Last Action: Signed by the Governor
Caption: Granting Sue Chambers permission to sue the state and the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio.
HJR 63 Author: Vale, Bob
Last Action: Reported from subcommittee favorably without amendments
Caption: Proposing an amendment to the Texas Constitution to authorize the legislature to exempt from taxation solar or wind-powered energy devices.
64th Regular Session
HB 411 Author: Vale, Bob
Last Action: Considered by committee in public hearing
Caption: Relating to the requirement that a real estate broker or real estate salesman obtain a written statement from each party to a contract for the sale of real estate concerning each party's representation by an attorney.
HB 412 Author: Vale, Bob
Last Action: Reported from committee favorably without amendments
Caption: Relating to water and sewer systems and assessments therefor.
HB 413 Author: Vale, Bob
Last Action: Effective in 90 days
Caption: Validating certain municipal special assessments and reassessments and related certificates of special assessment.
HB 519 Author: Vale, Bob
Last Action: Motion to suspend rules lost
Caption: Relating to settlement and release of liability.
HB 674 Author: Vale, Bob
Last Action: Considered by subcommittee in public hearing
Caption: Relating to the determination, fixing, and regulation of certain rates charged by certain public utilities.
HB 745 Author: Vale, Bob
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Energy Resources
Caption: Relating to the passage of certain additional costs on to the customers of certain public utilities.
HB 746 Author: Vale, Bob
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Energy Resources
Caption: Relating to passage of certain additional costs by a common purchaser, purchaser, gatherer, or transporter of natural or artificial gas to its customers.
HB 971 Author: Vale, Bob
Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to aggravated assault on a peace officer.
HB 972 Author: Vale, Bob
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Criminal Jurisprudence
Caption: Relating to the penalty for possessing certain prohibited weapons.
HB 1041 Author: Vale, Bob
Last Action: Reported from subcommittee favorably without amendments
Caption: Relating to the adoption of a child by a stepparent in certain circumstances without a prior termination of the parent-child relationship.
HB 1247 Author: Vale, Bob
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Revenue and Taxation
Caption: Relating to exemptions from taxation of property owned by disabled veterans and surviving spouses and children of deceased veterans.
HB 1478 Author: Vale, Bob
Last Action: Reported from committee favorably without amendments
Caption: Relating to requiring additives that discourage the intentional inhalation of toxic vapors or fumes in certain prodcuts; providing a penalty.
HB 1736 Author: Vale, Bob
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Health and Welfare
Caption: Relating to the regulation of clinical laboratories personnel; requiring licensing of clinical laboratory directors, supervisors, technologists, technicians, and students; exempting personnel of certain laboratories; creating State Board of Licensure for Clinical Laboratory Personnel; providing definitions, license qualifications, and license fees; authorizing adoption and publication of rules and regulations by the Board; providing for the denial and revocation of licenses and penalties for violation.
HB 1737 Author: Vale, Bob
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Health and Welfare
Caption: Relating to the certification and licensing of psychologists.
HCR 67 Author: Vale, Bob
Last Action: Signed by Governor
Caption: Recognizing week of February 23 as Don Jose Antonio Navarro Week.
63rd Regular Session
HB 77 Author: Vale, Bob
Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to the authority of an insurer to disclaim coverage under a policy of liability insurance for failure of the insured to forward the citation and petition or complaint giving notice of a suit against the insured.
HB 100 Author: Vale, Bob
Last Action: Signed by the Governor
Caption: Validating and legalizing all special assessments and reassessments for street improvements levied or purported to be levied by any and all cities in the state and validating the proceedings of the governing bodies of such cities levying or purporting to levy such assessments or reassessments; validating and legalizing all special assessments or reassessments levied or purported to be levied by all cities in the state for improvements to sanitary sewer systems within their limits or for improvements to water systems within their limits, either or both, against benefited properties and the owners thereof and validating the proceedings of the governing bodies of such cities levying or purporting to levy such assessments or reassessment; validating all assignable certificates of special assessments or reassessments; providing that nothing herein shall be constructed as validating or legalizing any assessment lien for street or highway improvements against any interest in property exempt at the time the street or highway improvements where ordered from the lien of special assessment for the local improvements against any interest in property exempt at the time the lien became effective from the lien of special assessment for local improvements under the Constitution of the State of Texas; providing non-litigation clauses; providing a severability clause; and declaring an emergency.
HB 209 Author: Vale, Bob
Last Action: Vetoed by the Governor
Caption: Relating to payment for jury service.
HB 210 Author: Vale, Bob
Last Action: Considered in public hearing
Caption: Relating to dismissal from jury service of certain prospective jurors and the availability for jury service of members of the jury panel after finishing an assignment.
HB 396 Author: Vale, Bob
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Judiciary
Caption: Relating to the exemption of certain females from jury service.
HB 404 Author: Vale, Bob
Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to reinstatement of retirement credit in the Texas County and District Retirement System for former employees on resumption of employment.
HB 837 Author: Vale, Bob
Last Action: Votes recorded
Caption: Relating to the licensing and regulation of speech pathologists and audiologists; providing penalties.
HB 842 Author: Vale, Bob
Last Action: Sent to Calendar Committee
Caption: Relating to lump-sum payment of the full amount of salary for accumulated sick and vacation leave to firemen upon leaving the classified service.
HB 843 Author: Vale, Bob
Last Action: Sent to Calendar Committee
Caption: Relating to payroll deductions for membership dues from certain employees' salaries by certain cities.
HB 906 Author: Vale, Bob
Last Action: Rules suspended
Caption: Relating to the terms of court of the 187th District Court.
HB 907 Author: Vale, Bob
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Judiciary
Caption: Relating to the 187th District Court of Bexar County.
HB 1135 Author: Vale, Bob
Last Action: Signed by the Governor
Caption: Relating to the supplemental compensation of district judges in Bexar County; repealing conflicting laws.
HB 1197 Author: Vale, Bob
Last Action: Reported favorably
Caption: Abolishing the common law defense of charitable immunity.
HB 1423 Author: Vale, Bob
Last Action: Referred to Committee on State Affairs
Caption: Relating to the taxation and regulation of the coin-operated machine industry.
HB 1430 Author: Vale, Bob
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Education
Caption: Relating to determining the qualifications, salary, and tenure of faculty members at state-supported institutions of higher education who hold bachelor of laws or doctor of jurisprudence degrees.
HB 1440 Author: Vale, Bob
Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to the appointment and duties of a jail administrator in certain counties.
HB 1441 Author: Vale, Bob
Last Action: Amended in committee
Caption: Relating to collective bargaining rights of certain public employees and to the creation of a state labor relations board, its duties and powers; repealing all laws in conflict; providing for severability; providing an effective date.
HB 1471 Author: Vale, Bob
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Intergovernmental Relations
Caption: Relating to Urban Renewal and the execution of a New Community Development Program; amending the Urban Renewal law.
HB 1472 Author: Vale, Bob
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Intergovernmental Relations
Caption: Relating to the issuance of Certificates of Indebtedness by cities, as authorized for New Community plans adopted by city or town under federal act.
HCR 221 Author: Vale, Bob
Last Action: Filed
Caption: Designating June 3 to June 10 as Service Employement Redevelopment (S.E.R.) Week.
62nd Regular Session
HB 196 Author: Vale, Bob
Caption: Relating to prohibiting the granting of probation to persons convicted of driving while intoxicated or under the influence of intoxicating liquor.
HB 230 Author: Vale, Bob
Caption: Relating to validating and legalizing all special assessments and reassessments for street improvements and the liens and liabilities created thereby heretofore levied as purported to be levied by any and all cities in this State.
HB 407 Author: Vale, Bob
Caption: Relating to the legitimacy and legitimation of certain children; providing an effective date.
HB 894 Author: Vale, Bob
Caption: Relating to promotions and sick and vacation leave pay for firemen.
62nd 2nd Called Session
HCR 4 Author: Vale, Bob
Caption: In memory of the Honorable J. Dan Struve.
61st Regular Session
HB 228 Author: Vale, Bob | et. al.
Caption: Relating to prohibiting making residency in the city of employment a condition of employment in a fire or police department.
HB 229 Author: Vale, Bob | et. al.
Caption: Relating to firemen or policemen receiving, upon termination of their service, a lump-sum payment of the full amount of salary for accumulated sick leave and vacation leave.
HB 438 Author: Vale, Bob
Caption: Relating to validating all road bonds of road districts or other defined districts in the State of Texas.
HB 449 Author: Vale, Bob
Caption: Relating to validating and legalizing all special assessments and reassessments for street improvements levied or purported to be levied by any and all cities in the state.
HB 731 Author: Vale, Bob
Caption: Relating to the deposit of records and archives in the Institute of Texan Cultures.
HB 732 Author: Vale, Bob
Caption: Relating to changing the composition of Firemen's and Policemen's Civil Service Commissions and setting a rate of compensation of the members, requiring commissions to maintain and make available a record of all proceedings, requiring publication of source material of promotional examinations, removing prohibition against firemen and policemen engaging in political activities, and giving employees the right to hearing and appeal in disciplinary suspensions.
HB 812 Author: Vale, Bob
Caption: Relating to repealing a statute relating to the term of certain county bonds.
HB 832 Author: Vale, Bob | et. al.
Caption: Relating to the supplemental compensation of district judges in certain counties.
HB 964 Author: Vale, Bob
Caption: Relating to the merger of certain firemen's and policemen's pension funds in certain cities and relating to investment of the reserve retirement fund.
HB 1328 Author: Vale, Bob | et. al.
Caption: Relating to firemen's and policemen's pension fund in cities of 550,000 to 650,000.
HJR 18 Author: Vale, Bob | et. al.
Caption: Relating to proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing state assistance to hospital districts in counties having a population in excess of 190,000 and in Galveston County, for teaching hospital purposes.
60th Regular Session
HB 556 Author: Vale, Bob | et. al.
Caption: Relating to amending certain acts so as to authorize old Age Assistance payments to noncitizens who have resided within the boundaries of the United States for at least twenty-five years; fixing an effective date of assistance grants.
HB 643 Author: Vale, Bob | et. al.
Caption: Relating to apportioning the State of Texas into Congressional Districts.
HB 685 Author: Vale, Bob
Caption: Relating to amending certain acts respecting notice required of hearing on special assessments for street or highway improvements.
HB 686 Author: Vale, Bob
Caption: Relating to validating and legalizing certain special assessments for street improvements.
HB 777 Author: Vale, Bob | et. al.
Caption: Relating to amending certain acts relating to the Firemen and Policemen's Pension Funds; changing the base figure therein from $380 per month to $400 per month, and by changing certain percentages thereof therein contained; providing for an increase of 5 1/45 in all pensions heretofore granted prior to the effective date hereof because of inflation in the cost of living.
HB 849 Author: Vale, Bob
Caption: Relating to providing that all legal holidays shall fall on and be celebrated on Monday.
59th Regular Session
HB 298 Author: Vale, Bob | et. al.
Caption: Relating to venue in suits on promissory notes.
HB 503 Author: Vale, Bob | et. al.
Caption: Relating to the purchasing procedure of publicly owned gas and electric companies in certain counties.
HB 504 Author: Vale, Bob | et. al.
Caption: Relating to the purchasing procedure of publicly owned gas and electric companies.
HB 715 Author: Vale, Bob
Caption: Relating to fixing the compensation of official shorthand reporters of each judicial district, civil or criminal, and the official shorthand reporters of each county court at law, civil or criminal, in any county having a population of not less than six hundred and fifty thousand (650,000) nor more than nine hundred thousand (900,000) inhabitants, according to the last preceding Federal Census.
HB 888 Author: Vale, Bob | et. al.
Caption: Relating to attorney's fees in suits to enforce insurance contracts.
HB 889 Author: Vale, Bob | et. al.
Caption: Relating to amending the subject matter of the Texas Unemployment Compensation Act.