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Legislation authored by Bill Meier

Includes legislation with Bill Meier as the primary author for the 63rd through 67th Legislatures. For other types of authorship, search the Legislative Archive System.

67th Regular Session
SB 127 Author: Meier, Bill
Last Action: Effective on . . . . . . . . . .
Caption: Relating to the criminal justice division in the governor's office, the criminal justice division advisory board, the criminal justice planning fund, and allocation, distribution, reporting, and use of certain crimes; authorizing appropriations.
SB 251 Author: Meier, Bill
Last Action: Referred to Subcommittee on Civil Matters
Caption: Relating to creation of solar easements.
SB 252 Author: Meier, Bill
Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to the taxation of certain motor fuels containing ethyl alcohol.
SB 396 Author: Meier, Bill
Last Action: Effective on . . . . . . . . . .
Caption: Relating to the practice of certain regulated professions by persons convicted of certain drug-related offenses and to certain duties of district clerks.
SB 397 Author: Meier, Bill
Last Action: No action taken
Caption: Relating to delivery of a controlled substance to a minor; providing penalities.
SB 440 Author: Meier, Bill
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Energy Resources
Caption: Relating to the composition of the Texas Energy and Natural Resources Advisory Council.
SB 511 Author: Meier, Bill
Last Action: Governor submitted as emergency
Caption: Relating to product liability suits.
SB 578 Author: Meier, Bill
Last Action: No action taken
Caption: Amending Section 71.02(a), Penal Code, relating to engaging in organized criminal activity so as to extend its coverage to unlawful wholesale promotion, promotion, or possession of any obscene material or obscene device, and to any unlawful employment, authorization, or inducing of a child to engage in a sexual performance, or any unlawful producing, directing, or promoting a performance or obscene performance that includes sexual conduct by a child.
SB 579 Author: Meier, Bill
Last Action: No action taken
Caption: Relating to the penalty for the offense of wholesale promoting obscene materials or obscene devices.
SB 580 Author: Meier, Bill
Last Action: No action taken
Caption: Amending Section 43.22, Penal Code, relating to obscene display or distribution, by adding a new subsection extending the section's coverage to knowing or intentional display in any business establishment frequented by minors of motion pictures, photographs, or publications that are harmful to minors, and classifying any offense under this Section as a Class "A" misdemeanor.
SB 581 Author: Meier, Bill
Last Action: No action taken
Caption: Relating to the offense of disseminating harmful material to minors.
SB 582 Author: Meier, Bill
Last Action: No action taken
Caption: Relating to voiding of a Lease by a Landlord where a Tenant or Employee of Tenant uses the Leased Property to Violate the Provisions of Chapter 43 of the Texas Penal Code relating to Public Indecency, and relating to defining an offense on the part of an owner or lessor for knowingly allowing property to be used in violation of Chapter 43, Texas Penal Code.
SB 583 Author: Meier, Bill
Last Action: No action taken
Caption: Relating to limited injunctive relief for preventing the promotion of obscene material and obscene devices and amending the Civil Statutes relating to injunctions to abate public nuisances.
SB 590 Author: Meier, Bill
Last Action: Reported from committee favorably without amendments
Caption: Relating to the prevailing wage paid on public works construction.
SB 667 Author: Meier, Bill
Last Action: Reported from committee favorably without amendments
Caption: Relating to state purchasing.
SB 668 Author: Meier, Bill
Last Action: Reported from subcommittee favorably with substitute
Caption: Relating to office expense, travel expense, and other allowances of county auditors in certain counties.
SB 669 Author: Meier, Bill
Last Action: Reported from committee favorably with amendments
Caption: Relating to the classification of misdemeanor theft offenses.
SB 723 Author: Meier, Bill
Last Action: Committee report printed and sent to Committee on Calendars
Caption: Relating to maximum speed limits near nursing homes and hospitals.
SB 813 Author: Meier, Bill
Last Action: Effective on . . . . . . . . . .
Caption: Relating to certain convents of indemnification in contracts of agreements pertaining to construction, alteration, maintenance, or repair of certain improvements to or on real property; providing for certain exemptions.
SB 1008 Author: Meier, Bill
Last Action: Postponed
Caption: Relating to the nonpartisan nomination and election of certain judicial officers.
SB 1009 Author: Meier, Bill
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Economic Development
Caption: Relating to the licensing of solar device installers.
SB 1010 Author: Meier, Bill
Last Action: No action taken
Caption: Relating to adult and juvenile probation and community-based correctional services.
SB 1011 Author: Meier, Bill
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Economic Development
Caption: Establishing a maximum rate of interest for secondary mortgage loans.
SB 1012 Author: Meier, Bill
Last Action: No action taken
Caption: Relating to court-ordered counseling for parents of a delinquent child or a child in need of supervision.
SB 1013 Author: Meier, Bill
Last Action: Effective on . . . . . . . . . .
Caption: Relating to the application of the Unfair Claims Settlement Practices Act to nonprofit legal services corporations.
SB 1014 Author: Meier, Bill
Last Action: No action taken
Caption: Relating to the regulation of athletic trainers.
SB 1213 Author: Meier, Bill
Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to the creation of the Criminal District Court No. 5 of Tarrant County.
SB 1278 Author: Meier, Bill
Last Action: Scheduled for public hearing on . . . . . .
Caption: Relating to the creation of Probate Court No. 2 of Tarrant County and jurisdiction of the county courts at law.
SCR 65 Author: Meier, Bill
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Administration
Caption: Granting Thomas J. Tinker permission to sue the state.
SCR 89 Author: Meier, Bill
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Natural Resources
Caption: Resolved by the House of Representatives, the Senate concurring, That the 67th Texas Legislature hereby respectfully memorialize the Congress of the United States to repeal Section 301 of the Powerplant and Industrial Fuel Use Act of 1978; and, be it further.
SR 179 Author: Meier, Bill
Caption: Extending welcome to Dr. Aubrey E. Guthrie II.
SR 508 Author: Meier, Bill
Caption: Extending congratulations to Mr. and Mrs. J. Oliver Shannon, Sr.
67th 1st Called Session
SCR 25 Author: Meier, Bill
Last Action: Signed by the Governor
Caption: Granting Haydie Marie Cook, Samuel Edward Cook and Fort Worth National Bank permission to sue the state.
67th 2nd Called Session
SB 6 Author: Meier, Bill
Last Action: Committee report printed and sent to Committee on Calendars
Caption: Relating to appropriations for penal and adult correctional purposes.
SR 95 Author: Meier, Bill
Caption: Extending congratulations to Mr. and Mrs. Levi C. Brown on their 70th wedding anniversary.
67th 3rd Called Session
SR 15 Author: Meier, Bill
Caption: Extending birthday congratulations to Senator John Wilson.
66th Regular Session
SB 1 Author: Meier, Bill
Last Action: Considered by committee in public hearing
Caption: Relating to the creation and distribution of the School Property Tax Relief Fund; providing for the dedication of certain sales tax revenues for the maintenance and operations of qualifying local school districts; providing for local ad valorem property tax reductions.
SB 116 Author: Meier, Bill
Last Action: Effective on . . . . . . . . . .
Caption: Relating to the criminal offense of tampering with identification markings on personal property or possession of property on which those markings have been tampered with; providing penalties.
SB 125 Author: Meier, Bill
Last Action: Effective on . . . . . . . . . .
Caption: Providing for directors, hearings, travel expenses, reports, and consultants relating to the operation of the Texas Turnpike Authority.
SB 134 Author: Meier, Bill
Last Action: Scheduled for public hearing on . . . . . .
Caption: Fixing the maximum rate of interest on loans secured by certain residential property and declaring an emergency.
SB 263 Author: Meier, Bill
Last Action: Reported from committee favorably with amendments
Caption: Relating to the time for filing certain lawsuits against manufacturers, suppliers, sellers, lessors, and bailors.
SB 264 Author: Meier, Bill
Last Action: Reported from committee favorably with amendments
Caption: Relating to the tort theory of recovery in an action for damages resulting from a defectively designed product.
SB 265 Author: Meier, Bill
Last Action: Reported from committee favorably with amendments
Caption: Relating to the state of the art as an absolute defense in actions for damages based on strict liability in tort, negligence, or implied warranty and to admissibility of evidence.
SB 287 Author: Meier, Bill
Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the regulation of attorneys; revising the State Bar Act.
SB 357 Author: Meier, Bill
Last Action: Effective on . . . . . . . . . .
Caption: Relating to the regulation of certain business and insurance transactions and practices and to consumer remedies.
SB 364 Author: Meier, Bill
Last Action: Reported from committee favorably with substitute
Caption: Relating to the method of payment of damages in certain court action.
SB 365 Author: Meier, Bill
Last Action: Reported from committee favorably with amendments
Caption: Relating to the reduction of damage awards in certain civil suits; and declaring an emergency.
SB 487 Author: Meier, Bill
Last Action: Considered by subcommittee in public hearing
Caption: Relating to determination of school district index values under Title 2, Education Code.
SB 509 Author: Meier, Bill
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Judiciary
Caption: Relating to the membership, liability of members, and powers and restrictions of a partnership and its members.
SB 511 Author: Meier, Bill
Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to certain trustee's powers and the qualification of a charitable remainder unitrust, annuity trust, or pooled income fund for a federal tax deduction.
SB 614 Author: Meier, Bill
Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to the compensation of county auditors in certain counties.
SB 615 Author: Meier, Bill
Last Action: Effective on . . . . . . . . . .
Caption: Relating to mileage expenses of county auditors.
SB 630 Author: Meier, Bill
Last Action: Reported from committee favorably without amendments
Caption: Relating to the validation of the incorporation and boundaries of certain municipalities.
SB 655 Author: Meier, Bill
Last Action: Scheduled for public hearing on . . . . . .
Caption: Relating to the refund by the State Board of Insurance of any tax, fee or other sum of money including any interest or penalty, overpaid or paid erroneously.
SB 727 Author: Meier, Bill
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Education
Caption: Relating to transfer of the Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine to The University of Texas system.
SB 728 Author: Meier, Bill
Last Action: Scheduled for public hearing on . . . . . .
Caption: Relating to truth in campaigning.
SB 816 Author: Meier, Bill
Last Action: Scheduled for public hearing on . . . . . .
Caption: Relating to centralized state regulation of occupations covered by specific agencies.
SB 817 Author: Meier, Bill
Last Action: Effective on . . . . . . . . . .
Caption: Relating to the right of certain foreign corporations, registered bank holding companies, banks, or trust companies to transact a trust business in the state.
SB 818 Author: Meier, Bill
Last Action: Scheduled for public hearing on . . . . . .
Caption: Relating to the substitution of fiduciary appointments and declaring an emergency.
SB 953 Author: Meier, Bill
Last Action: Reported from committee favorably with substitute
Caption: Relating to the confidentiality of certain information derived from the administration of cigarette, franchise, sales, excise and use, and tobacco taxes and to penalties for disclosure.
SB 983 Author: Meier, Bill
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Finance
Caption: Relating to the allocation of revenue collected under the Local Sales and Use Tax Act.
SB 1149 Author: Meier, Bill
Last Action: Passed to engrossment
Caption: Relating to the financing and conduct of primary elections.
SB 1150 Author: Meier, Bill
Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to food stamps; defining offenses and providing penalties and relating to a source of funds for enforcement.
SB 1151 Author: Meier, Bill
Last Action: Considered by committee in public hearing
Caption: Relating to the unavailability of probation for conviction of certain offenses under the Controlled Substances Act.
SB 1152 Author: Meier, Bill
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Finance
Caption: Relating to fire safety requirements for nursing and convalescent homes and making an appropriation.
SB 1153 Author: Meier, Bill
Last Action: Scheduled for public hearing on . . . . . .
Caption: Relating to policy forms, endorsements, a gross premiums tax, and rules for aircraft insurance.
SB 1161 Author: Meier, Bill
Last Action: Scheduled for public hearing on . . . . . .
Caption: Relating to non-profit legal services corporations and prepaid legal services contracts under the supervision and regulation of the State Board of Insurance.
SB 1182 Author: Meier, Bill
Last Action: Reported from committee favorably without amendments
Caption: Relating to the creation and distribution of the school property tax relief fund for maintenance and operation of qualifying school districts; providing for local ad valorem property tax reductions; making an appropriation.
SB 1202 Author: Meier, Bill
Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the issuance of a search warrant to search for property constituting evidence of an offense.
SB 1259 Author: Meier, Bill
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Education
Caption: Relating to the Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine.
SB 1299 Author: Meier, Bill
Last Action: Effective on . . . . . . . . . .
Caption: Relating to the jurisdiction of the County Criminal Courts Nos. 3 and 4 of Tarrant County and the filing and transfer of cases.
SCR 73 Author: Meier, Bill
Last Action: Signed by the Governor
Caption: Encouraging all state agencies delivering human services to expand volunteer programs regarding the elderly and disabled.
SCR 77 Author: Meier, Bill
Last Action: Signed by the Governor
Caption: Relating to an alleged contract with the State of Texas under Project No. DP1009(20) and which allege was entered into on or about August 4, 1075.
SCR 78 Author: Meier, Bill
Last Action: Signed by the Governor
Caption: Relating to an allege contract with the State of Texas under Project No. U432(12) and which allege was entered into on or about April 4, 1972.
SCR 79 Author: Meier, Bill
Last Action: Signed by the Governor
Caption: Relating to an alleged contract with the State of Texas under Project C598-2-4 etc. and which allege was entered into on or about March 27, 1973.
SCR 80 Author: Meier, Bill
Last Action: Signed by the Governor
Caption: Relating to an alleged contract with the State of Texas under Project No. C197-3-36 and which allege was entered into on or about October 12, 1971.
SCR 81 Author: Meier, Bill
Last Action: Signed by the Governor
Caption: Relating to an allege contract with the State of Texas under Project No. I-20-4(101)454 and which allege was entered into on or about December 17, 1971.
SCR 82 Author: Meier, Bill
Last Action: Signed by the Governor
Caption: Relating to an alleged contract with the State of Texas under Project No. RF 30(14) and which allege was entered into on or about May 14, 1972.
SCR 83 Author: Meier, Bill
Last Action: Signed by the Governor
Caption: Relating to an alleged contract with the State of Texas under Project No. U1089(39) and which allege was entered into in or about December, 1971.
SJR 58 Author: Meier, Bill
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Finance
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment to provide for local school property tax reduction and creating the School Property Tax Relief Fund.
SR 111 Author: Meier, Bill
Caption: Amending Senate Rules for the 66th Legislature relating to public notice of meetings.
SR 131 Author: Meier, Bill
Caption: Extending congratulations to Don Hansen.
SR 549 Author: Meier, Bill
Caption: Extending congratulations to Diana Oxford.
65th Regular Session
SB 127 Author: Meier, Bill
Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: An Act relating to creation of a state personnel system and a state personnel board having powers, duties, and functions regarding employment policies and practices of certain state agencies; prescribing unlawful employment practices and providing penalties and other remedies; repealing the Position Classification Act of 1961.
SB 151 Author: Meier, Bill
Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to definition of "combination" and "conspires to commit" in relation to organized crime and to the offense of engaging in organized criminal activity; creating certain offenses; providing penalties and venue for prosecution; providing testimonial immunity; excluding certain defenses; providing a defense by renunciation.
SB 152 Author: Meier, Bill
Last Action: 90 Day Bill
Caption: Relating to eligibility for and conditions, revocations, and administration of probation, parole, mandatory supervision, work, furloughs, conditional pardons, emergency reprieves or furloughs, and other types of prisoner supervision and release from incarceration.
SB 153 Author: Meier, Bill
Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to a court's instructions to the jury on laws of parole and commutation of sentence for good behavior; making provisions as to procedure and rules governing conduct of the proceedings on assessment of punishment.
SB 154 Author: Meier, Bill
Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the penalties for obtaining welfare benefits or certain welfare information by fraudulent means and penalties for soliciting or charging attorney's fees for representing a client before the State Department of Public Welfare without a license to practice law.
SB 155 Author: Meier, Bill
Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to control by the Court of Criminal Appeals of extensions of time for filing briefs and relevant materials in appeals of criminal cases.
SB 156 Author: Meier, Bill
Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the contents of an affidavit required for search warrants to search for and seize evidence of an offense or that a particular person committed an offense.
SB 157 Author: Meier, Bill
Last Action: 90 Day Bill
Caption: Relating to the admission in evidence and use of statements of an accused in a criminal proceeding.
SB 158 Author: Meier, Bill
Last Action: Considered by subcommittee in public hearing
Caption: Relating to bail pending appeal or disposition of a motion for new trial.
SB 159 Author: Meier, Bill
Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to rules and regulations to minimize fraud in medical assistance; deleting definitions of certain offenses and penalties therefor; providing a penalty for violation.
SB 160 Author: Meier, Bill
Last Action: Referred to Subcommittee on Criminal Matters
Caption: Relating to civil and criminal sanctions against persons committing the offense of driving while intoxicated or under the influence of alcohol.
SB 161 Author: Meier, Bill
Last Action: Referred to Subcommittee on Criminal Matters
Caption: Providing for penalties against the revocation of driver's license of habitual traffic law violators; and declaring an emergency.
SB 162 Author: Meier, Bill
Last Action: Referred to Subcommittee on Criminal Matters
Caption: Providing for penalties against the revocation of driver's licenses of habitual traffic law violators; and declaring an emergency.
SB 163 Author: Meier, Bill
Last Action: Referred to Subcommittee on Criminal Matters
Caption: Relating to chemical tests for intoxication.
SB 164 Author: Meier, Bill
Last Action: Referred to Subcommittee on Criminal Matters
Caption: Relating to arrests for traffic offenses.
SB 165 Author: Meier, Bill
Last Action: Referred to Subcommittee on Criminal Matters
Caption: Relating to the suspension of driver's license, permit, or privilege of a minor who drives while intoxicated or while under the influence of alcohol.
SB 166 Author: Meier, Bill
Last Action: Referred to Subcommittee on Criminal Matters
Caption: Relating to reporting motor vehicle accidents.
SB 194 Author: Meier, Bill
Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: To set a date certain no later than which the Dallas-Fort Worth Turnpike shall become toll free, providing for the transition of the Dallas-Fort Worth Turnpike to the State Department of Highways and Public Transportation and the gathering of funds for the payment of transition costs and obligations of the authority then outstanding; providing for the creation of a revolving fund from various sources, including funds from political subdivisions, for financing feasibility studies to be authorized by the authority subject to the prior approval of the State Highway and Public Transportation Commission; permitting, subject to the prior approval of the State Highway and Public Transportation Commission and the commissioners court of the county involved, the pooling of one or more projects now or hereafter constructed within the same county into a "pooled project" and authorizing the issuance of turnpike revenue bonds for the purpose of constructing, improving, extending, or enlarging all or any part of such pooled project and the pledging of revenues from all or any part of such pooled project and the pledging of revenues from all or any part of such pooled project to the maintenance, repair, operation of a project, and payment of interest and principal of revenue bonds issued to construct, improve, extend, or enlarge all of any part of said pooled project or to refund outstanding bonds; and declaring an emergency.
SB 195 Author: Meier, Bill
Last Action: Referred to Committee on State Affairs
Caption: Relating to the inclusion of judges of certain special statutory courts in the state judicial retirement system and credit for prior service as a judge of these courts.
SB 196 Author: Meier, Bill
Last Action: Referred to Subcommittee on Criminal Matters
Caption: Relating to the requirement of a voluntary act or omission.
SB 197 Author: Meier, Bill
Last Action: Referred to Subcommittee on Criminal Matters
Caption: Relating to a waiver of trial by jury.
SB 198 Author: Meier, Bill
Last Action: 90 Day Bill
Caption: Relating to protective headgear for motorcycle operators and passengers.
SB 199 Author: Meier, Bill
Last Action: Considered by committee in public hearing
Caption: Relating to temporary speed limits.
SB 220 Author: Meier, Bill
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Intergovernmental Relations
Caption: Relating to the creation of three judicial districts, each composed of Tarrant County.
SB 228 Author: Meier, Bill
Last Action: Considered by committee in public hearing
Caption: Relating to the authority of the State Bar of Texas to receive criminal records and reports of law enforcement agencies or other sources on those persons seeking to be licensed to practice law; realting to submission by the State Bar of Texas to law enforcement agencies of a list of persons seeking a license to practice law; realting to the duties of the findings; making the information received by the Stat Bar privileged, not to be disclosed except to those persons or agencies which are required to make a determiniation of eligibility for admission to the Bar except upon court order.
SB 229 Author: Meier, Bill
Last Action: Reported from committee favorably substituted
Caption: Relating to misuse of a dairy container bearing a proprietary mark by clarifying and modernizing the definition of "dairy container," requiring the Texas Department of Health Resources to adopt rules and regulations to prevent deceptive trade practices and unauthorized private use of dairy containers, including but not limited to procedures for registration of proprietary marks, with appropriate fees and annual renewals; deposits; defining certain offenses and prescribing penalties; declaring certain uses of dairy containers to be unauthorized private use, fixing penalties for unauthorized private use, providing severability and declaring an emergency.
SB 362 Author: Meier, Bill
Last Action: 90 Day Bill
Caption: Authorizing joint airport boards to created by certain cities pursuant.
SB 413 Author: Meier, Bill
Last Action: Considered by committee in public hearing
Caption: Relating to admission to public schools of law.
SB 421 Author: Meier, Bill
Last Action: Motion lost
Caption: Relating to the creation, administration, powers, duties, obligations, and privileges of the Department of Aging and Special Assistance.
SB 422 Author: Meier, Bill
Last Action: Reported from committee favorably
Caption: Relating to the creation, administration, and functions of the Health and Welfare Services Transfer Board; abolishing the State Board of Public Welfare.
SB 423 Author: Meier, Bill
Last Action: Reported from committee favorably substituted
Caption: Relating to the creation, administration, powers, duties, obligations, and privileges of the Department of Child and Family Resources.
SB 424 Author: Meier, Bill
Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to periodic review and termination of certain agencies and advisory committees.
SB 470 Author: Meier, Bill
Last Action: Point of order sustained
Caption: Authorizing a fee to be collected by a county attorney, district attorney, or criminal district attorney for the collection and processing of certain checks and similar sight orders.
SB 500 Author: Meier, Bill
Last Action: Considered by committee in public hearing
Caption: Relating to nonprofit legal services corporations and prepaid legal insurance.
SB 643 Author: Meier, Bill
Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Revising the Texas boxing and wrestling laws, Chapter 241, General Laws, Acts of the 43rd Legislature, Regular Session, 1933, as amended (Article 8501-1 et seq., Vernon's Texas Civil Statutes); relating to the regulation and administration of boxing and wrestling and of certain contests and events; relating to licensing and bonding of certain persons; providing for fees, gross receipt taxes, certain remedies, and penalties.
SB 667 Author: Meier, Bill
Last Action: 90 Day Bill
Caption: Relating to voting rights of a state bank in its own stock held in a fiduciary capacity.
SB 714 Author: Meier, Bill
Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to appeal of a decistion of any board of equalization to a district court; providing for trial by jury, certain remedies, defenses and procedures; providing the relationship of this Act to other laws.
SB 1184 Author: Meier, Bill
Last Action: 90 Day Bill
Caption: Relating to the appointment of court reporters in the courts of domestic relations of Tarrant County.
SB 1185 Author: Meier, Bill
Last Action: Withdrawn from calendar
Caption: Relating to the appointment of county auditors in certain counties, their terms of office, and compensation.
SB 1216 Author: Meier, Bill
Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to the replacement for certain courts with district courts; making provisions relative to those courts and the judges of those courts; repealing the laws creating the replaced courts.
SB 1295 Author: Meier, Bill
Last Action: Assigned to General State Calendar
Caption: Providing for the appointment and compensation of defense attorneys of Tarrant County to represent certain indigent persons; prescribing the qualifications, powers, and responsibilities of such attorneys.
SB 1296 Author: Meier, Bill
Last Action: 90 Day Bill
Caption: Relating to the creation, organization, administration, powers, duties, operations, procedures, financing, and annexation authority of the Northeast Tarant County Water District and to the power of cities, public agencies, or political subdivisions to contract with the district or to use other provisions of this Act to carry out the power or authority granted by this Act; giving certain rights to bondholders in case of default or threatened default.
SCR 22 Author: Meier, Bill
Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: A resolution, commending those broadcasters of Texas who have determined to follow the dictates of good taste and responsible reporting by not broadcasting executions.
SCR 65 Author: Meier, Bill
Last Action: Signed by Governor
Caption: A memorial to Alejandra "MAMA" Jimenez.
SJR 16 Author: Meier, Bill
Last Action: Considered by subcommittee in public hearing
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment relating to denial of bail to a person accused of a felony under certain circumstances.
SJR 17 Author: Meier, Bill
Last Action: Referred to Committee on State Affairs
Caption: To authorize the Legislature to provide for retirement and compensation paid by the state for judges of certain statutory courts, for their reassignment to active duty when needed, and for automatic retirement at a certain age.
SJR 18 Author: Meier, Bill
Last Action: Filed with the Secretary of State
Caption: To provide for a court of criminal appeals with nine judges and to permit the court to sit in panels of three judges.
SJR 55 Author: Meier, Bill
Last Action: Filed with the Secretary of State
Caption: To provide that the legislature may permit political subdivisions to issue revenue bonds to develop employment opportunities.
SR 119 Author: Meier, Bill
Caption: Commending the Administration Committee.
SR 220 Author: Meier, Bill
Caption: Extending congratulations to the Lawyer-Pilots Bar Association.
SR 352 Author: Meier, Bill
Caption: Extending congratulations to the White Settlement Independent School District and Brewer High School Band.
SR 653 Author: Meier, Bill
Caption: Extending congratulations to Lynn W. Ross.
SR 679 Author: Meier, Bill
Caption: Extending congratulations to Mrs. Kathy Mitchell.
SR 741 Author: Meier, Bill
Caption: Creating a special interim committee to study juvenile offenders.
65th 1st Called Session
SCR 8 Author: Meier, Bill
Last Action: Laid on the table subject to call
Caption: Amending HCR2, Rule 6, Section 4, regarding use of cameras during the hearing on HCR1 and SCR1.
SR 2 Author: Meier, Bill | et. al.
Caption: Approving the legislative districts for Tarrant County drawn in the court order of February 19, 1976.
65th 2nd Called Session
SB 14 Author: Meier, Bill
Last Action: Considered by committee in public hearing
Caption: Relating to the creation and distribution of the School Property Tax Relief fund.
SB 15 Author: Meier, Bill
Last Action: Considered by committee in public hearing
Caption: Relating to the creation of the School Property Tax Relief fund; providing for the dedication of certain sales tax revenues for the maintenance and operations of local school districts; providing for local ad valorem property tax reductions.
64th Regular Session
SB 28 Author: Meier, Bill
Last Action: 90 day bill
Caption: Relating to non-profit prepaid legal services corporations under the supervision and regulation of the State Board of Insurance and to issuance of contracts for prepaid legal services; placing certain duties, responsibilites, and restrictions on corporations operating under this chapter; prescribing their mode of operation and financing; authorizing certain participation contracts and agreements; prescribing the duties and powers of the State Board of Insurance in carrying out the provisions of the Act; providing for bonding of officers and employees; providing for a tax on corporations operating under this chapter in lieu of any franchise or gross-receipts tax, the proceeds of such tax to be kept in a separate fund in the State Treasury to be known as the Prepaid Legal Services Fund; providing the use and disposition of the fund; stating the relationship of the provisions of this Act to the Texas Miscellaneous Corporation Laws Act, the Texas Non-profit Corporation Act and designated provisions of the Insurance Code.
SB 99 Author: Meier, Bill
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Texas Constitution
Caption: To prescribe the process for the calling of a constitutional convention to convene in 1976; to provide the qualifications of delegates and for the election and appointment of delegates; to provide for a pre-convention planning committee; to provide for the authority and operation of the convention; to provide for the compensation of delegates; to provide for the submission of convention proposals; appropriating money for the pre-convention planning committee and the convention.
SB 120 Author: Meier, Bill
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Intergovernmental Relations
Caption: Relating to the reporting of information by all ad valorem property tax jurisdictions to the Comptroller of Public Accounts.
SB 121 Author: Meier, Bill
Last Action: Referred to Committee on State Affairs
Caption: Relating to the regulation of the humane care and treatment of certain animals; providing penalties.
SB 122 Author: Meier, Bill
Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Amending various articles of the Code of Criminal Procedure, 1965; providing saving provisions.
SB 123 Author: Meier, Bill
Last Action: Referred to Committee on State Affairs
Caption: Relating to good conduct time and conditional release from the Texas Department of Corrections.
SB 126 Author: Meier, Bill
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Criminal Jurisprudence
Caption: Defining the term "marihuana".
SB 127 Author: Meier, Bill
Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Amending various sections of the Penal Code.
SB 128 Author: Meier, Bill
Last Action: Referred to Subcommittee on Criminal Matters
Caption: Amending Section 2.05, Penal Code, relating to presumption.
SB 129 Author: Meier, Bill
Last Action: Referred to Subcommittee on Criminal Matters
Caption: Relating to the admission in evidence of statements of an accused.
SB 130 Author: Meier, Bill
Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Amending the Code of Criminal Procedure 1963, by adding a new Article 54.14, adopting the Interstate Agreement on Detainers Act.
SB 131 Author: Meier, Bill
Last Action: Rules suspended
Caption: Relating to the use of force in making an arrest or executing a search.
SB 132 Author: Meier, Bill
Last Action: Referred to Subcommittee on Criminal Matters
Caption: Redefining the term "obtain" and relating to the punishment for theft.
SB 133 Author: Meier, Bill
Last Action: Referred to Subcommittee on Criminal Matters
Caption: Relating to the definitions of "obscene", "material", "prurient interest", "sexual contact", "distribute" and "commercially distribute".
SB 134 Author: Meier, Bill
Last Action: Reported from committee favorably
Caption: Relating to definition of "lawn crypts," and to the increase of filing and examination fees and of the capital, trust, and guarantee fund requirements of perpetual care cemetaries; specifying dates on which certain increases become effective.
SB 135 Author: Meier, Bill
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Economic Development
Caption: Providing for determination of the rate of interest on real estate loans and secured by a lien and authorizing refund or credit of excess interest charges in the event of premature termination of loans and relating to real estate loans of $250,000 or more secured by a lien made by any person; containing a savings clause.
SB 136 Author: Meier, Bill
Last Action: Considered by committee in public hearing
Caption: Creating a public agency of the state of Texas to be known as the Texas Housing Finance Agency, and prescribing its purposes; defining terms; authorizing the agency to issue revenue bonds to provide money for its purposes, including the providing of dwelling accommodations for persons of low income; prescribing the governing board, organization, functions, operation, powers, and duties of the agency; providing for the payment and security of the agency's bonds; prescribing the characteristics of the agency's bonds; providing for refunding the agency's bonds; creating a reserve fund for the agency's bonds, to be established with the state treasurer, and to be funded and maintained with bond proceeds or other resources of the agency; prescribing procedures for restoration of depletions of the reserve fund by appropriations; enacting other provisions relating to the subject; providing for the cumulative effect of the act; providing a severability clause.
SB 233 Author: Meier, Bill
Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the powers and duties of certain counties with respect to urban renewal.
SB 234 Author: Meier, Bill
Last Action: Referred to Committee on State Affairs
Caption: Relating to the establishment of Texas Woman's University Medical School in Fort Worth.
SB 421 Author: Meier, Bill
Last Action: Referred to Committee on State Affairs
Caption: Relating to the establishment of a real estate recovery fund; prescribing the procedure and conditions for making claims for recovery from the fund; providing powers and duties of the Texas Real Estate Commission; repealing certain bond requirements.
SB 422 Author: Meier, Bill
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Criminal Jurisprudence
Caption: Amending Penal Code to provide for offense of theft of service when person holds rented motor vehicle beyond time period for which it was initially contracted without proper notification.
SB 469 Author: Meier, Bill
Last Action: Motion to reconsider spread on Journal
Caption: Relating to licensing and regulation of convelescent and nursing homes and related institutions by the State Department of Public Welfare with the cooperation of the State Department of Health.
SB 747 Author: Meier, Bill
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Economic Development
Caption: Relating to rates for certain sales of natural gas within the state.
SB 763 Author: Meier, Bill
Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to placement of hard-to-place children for adoption and for financial assistance; authorizing use of state funds under certain circumstances.
SB 764 Author: Meier, Bill
Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to creation of the 240th, 241st, and 242nd judicial districts, each composed of Tarrant County.
SB 765 Author: Meier, Bill
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Insurance
Caption: Relating to the creation of the insurance adjusters' fund.
SB 766 Author: Meier, Bill
Last Action: Referred to Subcommittee on Elections
Caption: Relating to the regulating and reporting of campaign contributions and expenditures in behalf of or in opposition to candidates for nomination or election to public office or in behalf of or in opposition to measures submitted to the voters, and to the regulation of political advertising.
SB 767 Author: Meier, Bill
Last Action: Reported from committee favorably without amendments
Caption: Relating to venue in suits on policies against a company authorized to operate in this state that issues policies covering losses or damages to motor vehicles.
SB 768 Author: Meier, Bill
Last Action: Referred to Committee on State Affairs
Caption: Relating to creation of a state personnel system and a state personnel board having powers, duties, and functions regarding employment policies and practices of certain state agencies; prescribing unlawful employment practices and providing penalties and other remedies.
SB 769 Author: Meier, Bill
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Criminal Jurisprudence
Caption: Relating to waiver of grounds not claimed in certain writ proceedings.
SB 770 Author: Meier, Bill
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Intergovernmental Relations
Caption: Relating to the regulation and certification of air carriers.
SB 771 Author: Meier, Bill
Last Action: Reported from subcommittee favorably
Caption: Relating to the appointment of Election Judges in any elections pursuant to the Election Code.
SB 772 Author: Meier, Bill
Last Action: Referred to Committee on State Affairs
Caption: Providing that purchases made by agencies of the state from federal grants shall be made by the State Board of Control.
SB 773 Author: Meier, Bill
Last Action: Referred to Committee on State Affairs
Caption: Relating to the printing of certain official reports with the consent of the governor and the distribution of copies.
SB 774 Author: Meier, Bill
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Administration
Caption: Providing that the Board of Control award a special contract for the printing of the general and special laws and resoltuions passed by each regular or special session of the Texas Legislature.
SB 775 Author: Meier, Bill
Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to service fees by persons ordered to pay child support, alimony, or separate maintenance by certain domestic relations courts and district courts and to the manner of payment and accounding for such funds.
SB 776 Author: Meier, Bill
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Finance
Caption: Relating to providing an exemption from the franchise tax for certain organizations described in Section 501(c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1954.
SB 955 Author: Meier, Bill
Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Authorizing stipulated premium companies possessing certain unencumbered capital and surplus requirements to issue annuity contracts under certain conditions; providing for maintenance of such requirements.
SB 956 Author: Meier, Bill
Last Action: Reported from committee favorably with amendments
Caption: Relating to the right of visitation by a grandparent or grandparents with a grandchild who has been adopted by another grandparent or other grandparents.
SB 1053 Author: Meier, Bill
Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Prohibiting the marriage between a person and a son or daughter of a brother or sister of the whole of half blood or by adoption.
SB 1090 Author: Meier, Bill
Last Action: Reported from committee favorably
Caption: Relating to additional authority of governmental units in the joint establishment of recreational facilities.
SCR 65 Author: Meier, Bill
Last Action: Signed by Governor
Caption: Requesting that the house return Senate Bill Number 600 to the senate for further consideration.
SCR 100 Author: Meier, Bill
Last Action: Signed by Governor
Caption: Expressing to members of the Texas members of the United States Congress and to teh congress as a whole that the State of Texas believes that the explicit mandate of the United States Congress has been ignored in the selection of a Navy combat fighter which is not a derivative of the Air Force air combat fighter and that this unfair action on the part of the Department of Defense may be detrimental to the best defensive posture of the United States, to the economic well-being of the citizens of the United States and to the citizens of the State of Texas, and that appropriate action be taken by the Congress of the United States to assure fairness and compliance with its stated direction.
SCR 108 Author: Meier, Bill
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Administration
Caption: Suspending the Joint Rules to permit consideration at any time of all bills on the Intent Calendar for June 1, 1975.
SCR 110 Author: Meier, Bill
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Administration
Caption: Suspending the Joint Rules so that either House may take up and consider House Bill No. 820 at any time.
SJR 54 Author: Meier, Bill
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Texas Constitution
Caption: Amending Constitution to revise the executive provisions of the Texas Constitution.
SR 47 Author: Meier, Bill | et. al.
Caption: Memorial resolution for Arch H. Rowan.
SR 469 Author: Meier, Bill
Caption: Instructing Senate Jurisprudence Committee to form a subcommittee to evaluate effectiveness of legislation passed by 64th Legislature and to study need for additional legislation to promote continued improvement of criminal justice system of State of Texas.
SR 470 Author: Meier, Bill
Caption: Providing for creation of special interim committee to study death penalty stature and make clear constitutional guidelines needed in carrying out its execution.
SR 509 Author: Meier, Bill
Caption: Creating Special Committee on legislative redistricting for House of Representatives.
63rd Regular Session
SB 61 Author: Meier, Bill
Last Action: Reported adversely
Caption: Relating to the admission of evidence in statements of an accused.
SB 62 Author: Meier, Bill
Last Action: Reported adversely
Caption: Defining and limiting the scope of exclusionary rule and providing rules governing admission of evidence in the trial of a criminal case.
SB 63 Author: Meier, Bill
Last Action: Referred to Subcommittee on Criminal Matters
Caption: Defining the term marijuana, relating to the possession and sale of such drug, providing penalties.
SB 416 Author: Meier, Bill
Last Action: Sent to Calendar Committee
Caption: Relating to compensation of judges of the district courts and of the criminal district courts in Tarrant County, Texas.
SB 653 Author: Meier, Bill
Last Action: Received from the Senate
Caption: Relating to providing an exemption from the franchise tax for certain organizations.
SB 654 Author: Meier, Bill
Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Providing that purchasers of contracts for prepaid funeral benefits shall constitute a lawful group for the issuance of a group contract of decreasing term life insurance by a life insurance company authorized to do business in the State of Texas; providing that the amount to insurance relative to any particular purchaser of such contract shall at all times approximate the future unpaid balance thereof; providing that the seller shall have an insurable interest in the life of any purchaser of such contract to the extent of any unpaid balance thereof; providing that the proceeds of any insurance policy received by the seller on the life of a purchaser of such contract shall be applied to the reduction of elimination of any unpaid balance thereof; excepting from coverage of this Act contracts covered in Section 1a of said Article; providing for severability; providing that all laws or parts of law which are in conflict with this Act are repealed or modified to the extent of such conflict only.
SB 655 Author: Meier, Bill
Last Action: Committee substitute
Caption: Providing for new hearings on the issue of punishment; providing that the Court of Criminal Appeals may set aside, for error, that portion of judgments relating to punishment.
SB 656 Author: Meier, Bill
Last Action: Laid on table
Caption: Relating to procedure for filing certain records and certain x-rays on affidavit for admission as evidence and the requirement of notice to the opposing parties when an affidavit is filed.
SB 657 Author: Meier, Bill
Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Amending the Code of Criminal Procedure, as amended by Senate Bill Number 34, Regular Session, 63rd Legislature, 1973; providing an effective date and validity of the two amended provisions, depending on the effective date, if any, of the said Senate Bill 34.
SB 701 Author: Meier, Bill
Last Action: 90 Day Bill
Caption: Relating to licensing of adjusters as defined in this Act of claims arising under insurance contracts; providing for appointment of an advisory board to assist the commissioner of insurance; providing certain powers and duties of the commissioner of insurance; providing the necessary qualifications for an adjuster's license; providing for examinations; providing for certain types of licenses; providing certain responsibility on the part of insurers; providing certain fees; providing permissible reciprocity with other states; providing for denial, suspension, revocation, or refusal to renew licenses for certain enumerated causes; providing for hearings and judicial review; providing penalties for violations.
SB 702 Author: Meier, Bill
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Intergovernmental Affairs
Caption: Applicable to all incorporated cities, including home rule cities having a population of five thousand (5,000) or more according to the last preceding federal census; authorizing such city to establish, acquire, lease as lessee or lessor, purchase, construct, improve, enlarge, equip, repair, operate or maintain (and or all) public improvements, including golf courses, tennis courts and similar recreational facilities; authorizing such city to issue negotiable revenue bonds to provide all or part of the funds for such public improvements and facilities.
SB 805 Author: Meier, Bill
Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Amending Section 10, Chapter 262, Acts of the 62nd Legislature, Regular Session, 1971 (codified as Article 2372h-6, Vernon's Texas Civil Statutes).
SB 806 Author: Meier, Bill
Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the purchasing procedure in counties having a population of not less than 700,000 and not more than 800,000 and having an assessed valuation of $800,000,000 or more.
SB 985 Author: Meier, Bill
Last Action: Rules failed to suspend
Caption: Relating to the jurisdiction of the county criminal courts of Tarrant County.
SB 995 Author: Meier, Bill
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Reapportionment
Caption: Apportioning Tarrant County into single-member representative districts.
SR 97 Author: Meier, Bill | et. al.
Caption: Congratulatory Resolution for Parent Teacher Association Council of Tarrant County.
SR 219 Author: Meier, Bill | et. al.
Caption: Requiring that all bills making an appropriation, other than general appropriations bill, have attached thereto a fiscal statement by the Director of the Legislative Budget Board.
SR 221 Author: Meier, Bill
Caption: Congratulatory resolution for Richard P. Dale.
SR 334 Author: Meier, Bill
Caption: Commending city of Fort Worth and City Council.
SR 529 Author: Meier, Bill
Caption: Congratulating Mary Bradley.
SR 725 Author: Meier, Bill
Caption: commending R. H. Jennings for his invaluable contributions to continued betterment of community life in City of Fort Worth.
SR 772 Author: Meier, Bill
Caption: Creating Interim Study committee to study the criminal justice system in Texas.