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Legislation authored by Robert C. 'Frank' Gaston

Includes legislation with Robert C. 'Frank' Gaston as the primary author for the 63rd through 67th Legislatures. For other types of authorship, search the Legislative Archive System.

67th Regular Session
HB 242 Author: Gaston, Frank
Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to the exemption of all automobiles that the family or an individual who is not a member of a family owns from ad valor em taxation by a taxing unit.
HB 1944 Author: Gaston, Frank
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Higher Education
Caption: Relating to certain procedures and activities of Higher Education Authorities and related non-profit corporations involved in student loan programs.
HCR 95 Author: Gaston, Frank
Last Action: Signed by the Governor
Caption: In memory of A. L. Barnett.
HJR 57 Author: Gaston, Frank
Last Action: Coauthor authorized
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment to authorize property tax relief to encourage renovation of homesteads in blighted areas.
HR 6 Author: Gaston, Frank
Caption: Amending the House rules.
66th Regular Session
HB 145 Author: Gaston, Frank
Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to employment contracts for faculty members at institutions of higher education.
HB 1336 Author: Gaston, Frank
Last Action: Scheduled for public hearing on . . . . . .
Caption: Relating to identification cards issued by the Department of Public Safety.
HB 1337 Author: Gaston, Frank
Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to periodic review and evaluation of tenured faculty members at public institutions of higher education.
HB 1820 Author: Gaston, Frank
Last Action: Referred to Committee on State Affairs
Caption: Relating to the authority of the governor to conduct examinations of institutions and agencies of the executive branch of state government; providing a penalty.
HB 1973 Author: Gaston, Frank
Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to fees authorized and required to be collected by County Clerks and Clerks of County Courts for certain services.
65th Regular Session
HB 218 Author: Gaston, Frank
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Criminal Jurisprudence
Caption: Relating to the punishment for an offense, other than a capital felony, committed with firearms.
HB 219 Author: Gaston, Frank
Last Action: Reported from subcommittee favorably without amendments
Caption: Providing authority for the State Board of Control to enter into lease-purchase contracts for the purchase of new buildings to be constructed for occupancy by State agencies.
HB 520 Author: Gaston, Frank
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Judiciary
Caption: Relating to the construction of wills, trusts, and other legal instruments.
HB 761 Author: Gaston, Frank
Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the authority of the Central Education Agency to allocate and distribute certain federal funds to the public junior colleges.
HB 834 Author: Gaston, Frank
Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to reasonable charges by governmental bodies for providing the public with access to information; providing that a governmental bady may require a bond or deposit of one-half the estimated cost of providing access.
HB 835 Author: Gaston, Frank
Last Action: Assigned to Consent Calendar
Caption: Relating to the regulation of the automobile salvage business by requiring removal of unexpired license plates from certain motor vehicles, by providing for inspection of salvage yard premises by peace officers and the seizure of stolen motor vehicles and parts, and by requiring complete records of transactions involving the purchase and sale of motor vehciles and parts by automobile salvage dealers; providing that a violation of this article is a Class A misdemeanor.
HB 1305 Author: Gaston, Frank
Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to a discount for certain sales other than credit sales.
HB 1445 Author: Gaston, Frank
Last Action: Effective in 90 days
Caption: Relating to a guardianship for a person missing on public service; amending the Texas Probate Code.
HB 1446 Author: Gaston, Frank
Last Action: Considered by subcommittee in formal meeting
Caption: Relating to the method of appointment or employment of executive heads of certain state agencies.
HB 1492 Author: Gaston, Frank
Last Action: Referred to Committee on State Affairs
Caption: Relating to a testimonial privilege of certain professionals and nontestimonial confidentiality of certain professional communications and records; providing injunctive relief and civil damages.
HB 1493 Author: Gaston, Frank
Last Action: Referred to Committee on State Affairs
Caption: Relating to the confidentiality of certain information pertaining to the mental or emotional health of an individual; providing injunctive relief and civil damages.
HB 1606 Author: Gaston, Frank
Last Action: Assigned to General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to the method of appointment of governing boards for certain institutions of higher education.
HB 1607 Author: Gaston, Frank
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Higher Education
Caption: Relating to the approval by the Coordinating Board, Texas College and University System, of new construction and repair and rehabilitation of facilities at institutions of higher education.
HB 1608 Author: Gaston, Frank
Last Action: Assigned to Consent Calendar
Caption: Requiring the state auditor to prepare biennial reports on public school salaries.
HB 1922 Author: Gaston, Frank
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Higher Education
Caption: Relating to technical-vocational education.
HB 1923 Author: Gaston, Frank
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Criminal Jurisprudence
Caption: Relating to the time for filing or amending a motion for new trial in a criminal case.
HB 1978 Author: Gaston, Frank
Last Action: Referred to Committee on State Affairs
Caption: Relating to a state procurement code.
HB 2054 Author: Gaston, Frank
Last Action: Referred to Committee on State Affairs
Caption: Relating to the structure and administration of the executive branch of the state government; extending the term of life of the Joint Advisory Committee on Government Operations; providing for its membership, office terms, organization, compensation, expenses, powers, and duties and making provisions relative thereto; requiring the development of a comprehensive plan for improving the structure and administration of the executive branch of state government; providing for the cooperation of other state agencies and departments; providing for the enlistment of loaned executives from the private sector to assist in applying standard business cost-cutting procedures to governmental actions; requiring certain reports to the legislature; providing for appropriations by the legislature and for the use of private funds; providing for the term of life of the committee.
HCR 94 Author: Gaston, Frank
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Higher Education
Caption: Creating an interim committee to study the administration of the higher education system.
HCR 95 Author: Gaston, Frank
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Higher Education
Caption: Directing the Coordinating Board, Texas College and University System, to study the method of allocating funds to colleges and universities.
HJR 50 Author: Gaston, Frank
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Constitutional Amendments
Caption: Proposing an amendment to the Texas Constitution authorizing the creation of state debt for the purpose of financing the construction of state buildings.
HJR 88 Author: Gaston, Frank
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Constitutional Amendments
Caption: Proposing amendments of the Texas Constitution to to broaden the use of the Permanent University Fund and ad valorem tax funds for certain purposes.
HJR 103 Author: Gaston, Frank
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Constitutional Amendments
Caption: Proposing an amendment of the Texas Constitution to authorize additional institutions of higher education to participate in certain benefits from the permanent university fund.
HJR 104 Author: Gaston, Frank
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Constitutional Amendments
Caption: Proposing an amendment of the Texas Constitution to authorize additional postsecondary education institutions to participate in certain benefits from the 10-cent ad valorem tax fund.
HR 53 Author: Gaston, Frank
Caption: Relating to directing the standing Committee on Environmental Affairs to study problems of the Texas marine fisheries industry.
65th 1st Called Session
HCR 11 Author: Gaston, Frank
Last Action: Filed
Caption: Amending H.C.R. No. 2, Section 4, Rule 6, regulating cameras and photographic equipment during Yarbrough Address.
64th Regular Session
HB 285 Author: Gaston, Frank
Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to documentation of advertised statements or claims; creating a penalty.
HB 475 Author: Gaston, Frank
Last Action: Reported from committee favorably
Caption: Relating to the creation of the Commission on Efficiency and Economy in Government and its powers, duties, and procedures.
HB 476 Author: Gaston, Frank
Last Action: Considered by committee in public hearing
Caption: Relating to the confidentiality of certain information pertaining to the mental or emotional health of an individual; providing for injunctive relief and civil damages.
HB 477 Author: Gaston, Frank
Last Action: Considered by committee in public hearing
Caption: Relating to the psychotherapist-patient testimonial privilege and the nontestimonial confidentiality of communications and records between psychotherapist and patient; providing injunctive relief and civil damages.
HB 478 Author: Gaston, Frank
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Insurance
Caption: Relating to a motor vehicle reparations system for recovery of benefits for economic losses resulting from certain accidental bodily injuries.
HB 563 Author: Gaston, Frank
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Intergovernmental Affairs
Caption: Relating to deductions from salaries of county public officers who neglect their duties.
HB 836 Author: Gaston, Frank
Last Action: Vote recorded on
Caption: Relating to regulation of offers and sales of real estate syndicate securities; providing exemptions and penalties.
HB 961 Author: Gaston, Frank
Last Action: Considered by committee in public hearing
Caption: Relating to the psychotherapist-patient testimonial privilege and the nontestimonial confidentiality of communications and records between psychotherapist and patient; providing injunctive relief and civil damages.
HB 1562 Author: Gaston, Frank
Last Action: Reported from committee with substitute
Caption: Relating to permitting the driver of an authorized emergency vehicle to drive to the left side of the roadway when approaching or traversing any intersection.
HB 1563 Author: Gaston, Frank
Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Providing authority for the State Board of Control to enter into lease-purchase contracts for the purchase of new buildings to be constructed for occupancy by State agencies.
HJR 50 Author: Gaston, Frank
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Constitutional Revision
Caption: Relating to limiting the number of terms of a Governor.
HJR 51 Author: Gaston, Frank
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Constitutional Revision
Caption: Relating to state agency renewals.
HJR 52 Author: Gaston, Frank
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Constitutional Revision
Caption: Relating to the Governor's authority for administrative reorganization.
HJR 98 Author: Gaston, Frank
Last Action: Considered by committee in formal meeting
Caption: Relating to allowing the creation of debt to finance the construction of state buildings.
63rd Regular Session
HB 308 Author: Gaston, Frank
Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to the punishment for an offense committed with a firearm.
HB 407 Author: Gaston, Frank
Last Action: Subcommittee hearing notice posted
Caption: Relating to the penalties for possession of cannabis.
HB 1092 Author: Gaston, Frank
Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to the Commission on Efficiency and Economy in Government.
HB 1549 Author: Gaston, Frank
Last Action: Committee hearing date
Caption: Relating to a motor vehicle reparations system for recovery of benefits for economic losses resulting from certain accidental bodily injuries; amending Subchapter A, Chapter 5, Insurance Code, as amended, by adding an Article 5.12-1; and declaring an emergency.
HR 202 Author: Gaston, Frank
Caption: Requesting a subcommittee of the Committee on Business and Industry to conduct a study concerning the promotion of economy.