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Legislation authored by Gene Jones

Includes legislation with Gene Jones as the primary author for the 63rd through 66th Legislatures. For other types of authorship, search the Legislative Archive System.

66th Regular Session
SB 88 Author: Jones, Gene
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Intergovernmental Relations
Caption: Relating to the election of the city council in certain cities; and declaring an emergency.
SB 107 Author: Jones, Gene
Last Action: Reported from committee favorably without amendments
Caption: Relating to increasing the parking space available on the capitol grounds.
SB 174 Author: Jones, Gene
Last Action: House conferees appointed
Caption: Relating to personal leave and holidays for public employees.
SB 221 Author: Jones, Gene
Last Action: Scheduled for public hearing on . . . . . .
Caption: Relating to the right of an accused to an examining trial.
SB 255 Author: Jones, Gene
Last Action: Effective on . . . . . . . . . .
Caption: Relating to appeals from certain interlocutory orders in class action suits.
SB 286 Author: Jones, Gene
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Natural Resources
Caption: Relating to the regulation, possession and sale of live wild animals; providing penalties.
SB 312 Author: Jones, Gene
Last Action: Reported from committee favorably with substitute
Caption: Relating to the jurisdiction of the Public Utility Commission of Texas over electric utility rates, operations, and services.
SB 380 Author: Jones, Gene
Last Action: Reported from committee favorably with substitute
Caption: Relating to procedures used in the determination of compensation to be paid certain workers and providing for review procedures under the Administrative Procedure and Texas Register Act.
SB 385 Author: Jones, Gene
Last Action: House adopts conference committee report
Caption: Providing that obligations of public agencies in Texas and of the United States of America and its agencies and instrumentalities shall be eligible and lawful security for all deposits of public funds; and declaring an emergency.
SB 394 Author: Jones, Gene
Last Action: Effective on . . . . . . . . . .
Caption: Relating to the definition of criminal injury to a child and the resulting penalties.
SB 419 Author: Jones, Gene
Last Action: Effective on . . . . . . . . . .
Caption: Relating to the sale of beer and the size of beer containers.
SB 465 Author: Jones, Gene
Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the releasing of information by insurance companies relative to fire losses.
SB 486 Author: Jones, Gene
Last Action: Effective on . . . . . . . . . .
Caption: Relating to licensing, certification, and regulation of persons who engage in structural pest control; providing penalties.
SB 496 Author: Jones, Gene
Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the creation, administration, maintenance, operation, rights, powers, duties, and financing of the Sugar Land Community Hospital District of Fort Bend County, Texas.
SB 500 Author: Jones, Gene
Last Action: Scheduled for future calendar placement
Caption: Relating to offenses involving rape, sexual abuse, or assault.
SB 542 Author: Jones, Gene
Last Action: Effective on . . . . . . . . . .
Caption: Relating to the jurisdiction of the Fort Bend County Court at Law.
SB 548 Author: Jones, Gene
Last Action: Effective on . . . . . . . . . .
Caption: Relating to the appointment and compensation of interpreters; providing for pretrial hearings on motions for interpreters.
SB 552 Author: Jones, Gene
Last Action: Effective on . . . . . . . . . .
Caption: Relating to promotional examinations for firemen and policemen.
SB 553 Author: Jones, Gene
Last Action: Effective on . . . . . . . . . .
Caption: Relating to special restricted operator's licenses for motorcycles, motor scooters, or motorized bicycles and to training courses for motorcycle operators.
SB 554 Author: Jones, Gene
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Human Resources
Caption: Relating to insurance coverage for services of certain doctors of chiropractor medicine.
SB 557 Author: Jones, Gene
Last Action: Effective on . . . . . . . . . .
Caption: Relating to changes in the primary nomination filing fee schedule.
SB 572 Author: Jones, Gene
Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to the creation of the 274th Judicial District, composed of Fort Bend County.
SB 598 Author: Jones, Gene
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Business and Industry
Caption: To provide that certain bonds or obligations of housing authorities and certain nonprofit corporations or entities, when secured by a pledge of housing assistance payments from the United States Government pursuant to Section 8 of the United States Housing Act of 1937, as amended, are authorized security for all public deposits and lawful investments for certain entities; and declaring an emergency.
SB 600 Author: Jones, Gene
Last Action: Scheduled for public hearing on . . . . . .
Caption: Relating to persons not authorized to receive license as an attorney at law.
SB 634 Author: Jones, Gene
Last Action: Reported from committee favorably without amendments
Caption: Relating to the purchase of school sites and the construction of school buildings and the issuance of notes by certain independent school districts.
SB 635 Author: Jones, Gene
Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to working hours for firemen in certain cities.
SB 640 Author: Jones, Gene
Last Action: Effective on . . . . . . . . . .
Caption: Relating to extension of the date of dissolution of the joint underwriting association established by the Texas Medical Liability Insurance Underwriting Association Act.
SB 683 Author: Jones, Gene
Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the use of the County Law Library Fund.
SB 721 Author: Jones, Gene
Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to warranty of habitability of a residential unit and prohibiting retaliatory conduct.
SB 760 Author: Jones, Gene
Last Action: Notice given -1 hour to suspend rules to consider
Caption: Relating to the selection of a presiding judge of probate courts in Harris County.
SB 761 Author: Jones, Gene
Last Action: Scheduled for public hearing on . . . . . .
Caption: Relating to the requirements for incorporation as an insurance company.
SB 781 Author: Jones, Gene
Last Action: Considered by subcommittee in public hearing
Caption: Relating to public school education.
SB 843 Author: Jones, Gene
Last Action: Effective on . . . . . . . . . .
Caption: Relating to the creation of the County Criminal Court at Law No. 10 of Harris County; defining the jurisdiction and procedures of the court; fixing terms; providing for the appointment and election, term of office, qualifications, and compensation of the judge; providing for exchange of benches and judges; providing for the duties and compensation of officers of the court and necessary personnel; making other provisions relative to the court; providing an effective date; and declaring an emergency.
SB 844 Author: Jones, Gene
Last Action: Effective on . . . . . . . . . .
Caption: Relating to providing uniform adult probation and supervision of persons convicted of certain criminal offenses.
SB 850 Author: Jones, Gene
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Education
Caption: Relating to the establishment of the State Higher Education Assistance Fund.
SB 866 Author: Jones, Gene
Last Action: Reported from committee favorably with substitute
Caption: Relating to the service of documents, providing for registration, record keeping, and bonds of proceed servers; providing for a penalty.
SB 917 Author: Jones, Gene
Last Action: Scheduled for public hearing on . . . . . .
Caption: Relating to suboffices for absentee voting in certain justice precincts.
SB 918 Author: Jones, Gene
Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Making an appropriation for payment of attorney fees.
SB 941 Author: Jones, Gene
Last Action: Scheduled for public hearing on . . . . . .
Caption: Relating to worker's compensation injuries received while worker is in a state of intoxication.
SB 943 Author: Jones, Gene
Last Action: Considered by subcommittee in public hearing
Caption: Relating to funding the position of occupational therapist under the Foundation School Program.
SB 944 Author: Jones, Gene
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Jurisprudence
Caption: Relating to availability of certain information maintained by governmental bodies as public information; defining the term "member of the news media"; authorizing giving of certain information to such members.
SB 973 Author: Jones, Gene
Last Action: Considered by committee in public hearing
Caption: To be known as the Genetic Screening Act; relating to genetic screening programs and their certification and liability; and declaring an emergency.
SB 1037 Author: Jones, Gene
Last Action: Scheduled for public hearing on . . . . . .
Caption: Relating to authorization of incorporated cities or towns to require persons towing vehicles and garagekeepers to give owners and lienholders certain notices; and declaring an emergency.
SB 1038 Author: Jones, Gene
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Human Resources
Caption: Relating to prevention and redress of discrimination in employment, public accommodations, credit transactions, and real property transactions; providing penalties; making appropriations.
SB 1056 Author: Jones, Gene
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Intergovernmental Relations
Caption: Relating to appointment of the Fireman's Pension Commissioner.
SB 1057 Author: Jones, Gene
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Intergovernmental Relations
Caption: Relating to the benefits for a surviving spouse of a fireman under the firemen's pension system.
SB 1058 Author: Jones, Gene
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Intergovernmental Relations
Caption: Relating to the minimum retirement age in certain pension systems.
SB 1059 Author: Jones, Gene
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Intergovernmental Relations
Caption: Relating to contributions and cost of living increases to certain firemen's pension systems.
SB 1078 Author: Jones, Gene
Last Action: Reported from committee favorably without amendments
Caption: Relating to repealing Section 3.02,3.02 and 3.05, Family Code; and declaring an emergency.
SB 1110 Author: Jones, Gene
Last Action: Reported from committee favorably without amendments
Caption: Relating to the power of certain cities to provide funds to any mortgage lenders for the purpose of enabling such mortgage lender to provide funds to finance or refinance the acquisition, construction, or rehabilitation of residential property for dwelling units to be occupied by one or more persons of low and moderate income within the corporate limits of the eligible city.
SB 1176 Author: Jones, Gene
Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the gulfward boundaries of counties, cities, towns or villages on the Gulf of Mexico; providing the extent of application of this Act.
SB 1185 Author: Jones, Gene
Last Action: Considered by committee in public hearing
Caption: Relating to jeopardy in criminal cases when reversed on appeal because of insufficient evidence.
SB 1197 Author: Jones, Gene
Last Action: Effective on . . . . . . . . . .
Caption: Authorizing Sienna Plantation Fresh Water Supply District of Fort Bend County, Texas (the district), to be divided into two or more districts under certain circumstances; relating to the powers of the district; authorizing the district to issue bonds, enter into contracts, make payment, and annex territory; validating creation of the district; specifying qulaifications for certain employees of the district and authorizing compensation for its employees and consultants; providing for elections pertaining to the district; containing other provisions; finding proper notice; and declaring an emergency.
SB 1244 Author: Jones, Gene
Last Action: Referred to Committee on State Affairs
Caption: An Act providing for the registration with the comptroller of public accounts of the State of Texas of instruments authorizing, securing and offering for sale evidence of indebtedness issued by not for profit corporations, bearing interest exempt for federal incomr taxation, and declaring an emergency.
SB 1267 Author: Jones, Gene
Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to creation of the 275th, 276th, 277th, 278th, and 331st Judicial Districts, each composed of Harris County.
SB 1276 Author: Jones, Gene
Last Action: Scheduled for public hearing on . . . . . .
Caption: Relating to the number of licenses to make regulated loans that may be issued to one individual or other legal entity.
SB 1289 Author: Jones, Gene
Last Action: Failure to suspend the rules
Caption: Relating to the compensation of Probate Judges in certain counties.
SCR 5 Author: Jones, Gene
Last Action: Reported from committee favorably without amendments
Caption: Granting The Whitley Company permission to sue the State of Texas.
SCR 11 Author: Jones, Gene
Last Action: Signed by the Governor
Caption: Granting permission to adjourn from Wednesday, January 17, 1979, to Monday, January 22, 1979.
SCR 42 Author: Jones, Gene
Last Action: Signed by the Governor
Caption: Granting H.D. Schwartz, Jr.; Louis C. Lechenger; Lois S. Rottersman; Charlotte S. Friedmann; and Pauline L. Morgenstern permission to sue the state.
SCR 59 Author: Jones, Gene
Last Action: Signed by the Governor
Caption: Granting either House permission to adjourn in observance of Easter.
SCR 72 Author: Jones, Gene
Last Action: Signed by the Governor
Caption: Requesting return of Senate Bill 1176 to the Senate for further consideration.
SCR 100 Author: Jones, Gene
Last Action: Signed by the Governor
Caption: Whereas, Lloyd Peoples is employed by The University of Texas System as a construction inspector; and Whereas, Lloyd Peoples alleges that in 1974 he was exposed to radiation while working for the university system and that he sustained injury because of the exposure.
SCR 101 Author: Jones, Gene
Last Action: Signed by the Governor
Caption: Creating the Special Committee on Higher Education Financing in Texas.
SJR 33 Author: Jones, Gene
Last Action: Reported from committee favorably with substitute
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment relating to the membership of the State Commission on Judicial Conduct and the authority to reprimand, censure, or prohibit future judicial office or assignment of retired and former judges.
SJR 47 Author: Jones, Gene
Last Action: Scheduled for public hearing on . . . . . .
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment to repeal the state ad valorem tax for permanent improvements at institutions of higher education.
SR 2 Author: Jones, Gene
Caption: Providing for Permanent Rules of Senate for Regular Session, 66th Legislature.
SR 3 Author: Jones, Gene
Caption: Providing that Standing Committees might meet in the first 60 days of the Regular Session, 66th Legislature.
SR 16 Author: Jones, Gene
Caption: Providing procedures for the Local and Uncontested Bills Calendar during the 66th Legislature.
SR 25 Author: Jones, Gene
Caption: Providing for block panel pictures.
SR 26 Author: Jones, Gene
Caption: Extending congratulations to Lieutenant Governor William P. Hobby on the occasion of his birthday.
SR 101 Author: Jones, Gene
Caption: Designating William Joshua Meier as Mascot of the Senate of the State of Texas.
SR 102 Author: Jones, Gene
Caption: Designating Lee Christopher Whittenton as Mascot of the Senate of the State of Texas.
SR 103 Author: Jones, Gene
Caption: Designating Jason Joseph Schwartz as Mascot of the Senate of Texas.
SR 104 Author: Jones, Gene
Caption: Designating Carrie Taylor as Sweetheart of the Senate of Texas.
SR 105 Author: Jones, Gene
Caption: Designating Clay Taylor as Mascot of the Senate of Texas.
SR 106 Author: Jones, Gene
Caption: Designating Darren Bruns as Mascot of the Senate of Texas.
SR 107 Author: Jones, Gene
Caption: Designating Collin Bruns as Mascot of the Senate of Texas.
SR 117 Author: Jones, Gene
Caption: Extending welcome to the students of Broadway Baptist School of Houston.
SR 128 Author: Jones, Gene
Caption: Extending welcome to Ross Sterling High School.
SR 135 Author: Jones, Gene
Caption: Extending welcome to the students of Houston Technical Institute.
SR 177 Author: Jones, Gene
Caption: Extending welcome to Ryan Welsch.
SR 179 Author: Jones, Gene
Caption: Extending welcome to Park Place Elementary School, Houston.
SR 264 Author: Jones, Gene
Caption: Extending congratulations to Angie Reagan.
SR 265 Author: Jones, Gene
Caption: Extending congratulations to Stacey Allen.
SR 266 Author: Jones, Gene
Caption: Extending congratulations to Leah Reagan.
SR 315 Author: Jones, Gene
Caption: Expressing support for the merger between Pan American World Airways, Inc. and National Airways, Inc.
SR 465 Author: Jones, Gene
Caption: Extending welcome to The Reverend James Harold Matthews.
SR 617 Author: Jones, Gene | et. al.
Caption: Memorial resolution for Gordon Horton.
SR 633 Author: Jones, Gene
Caption: Extending congratulations to Youth for Understanding.
SR 759 Author: Jones, Gene
Caption: Extending congratulations to Mr. L. D. Staton.
SR 760 Author: Jones, Gene
Caption: Extending congratulations to Shawn and Leroy Beck, Jr.
SR 761 Author: Jones, Gene
Caption: Extending congratulations to Oliver and Tanya Jackson.
65th Regular Session
SB 21 Author: Jones, Gene
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Intergovernmental Relations
Caption: Relating to the creation of the 230th Judicial District, composed of Fort Bend County.
SB 61 Author: Jones, Gene
Last Action: 90 Day Bill
Caption: Relating to a requirement that a probationer reimburse the county in which he was prosecuted for compensation paid an appointed counsel and to defense in a probation revocation hearing to allegations of failure to pay certain amounts imposed as a condition of probation.
SB 94 Author: Jones, Gene
Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to chiropractic colleges being represented on the anatomical board ad receiving dead bodies for research and teaching.
SB 120 Author: Jones, Gene
Last Action: 90 Day Bill
Caption: Relating to the establishment of a program for the assistance of persons having hemophilia.
SB 121 Author: Jones, Gene
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Economic Development
Caption: Relating to certification requirements for marine firemen by the Commission on Fire Protection Personnel Standards and Education and providing a penalty for violations.
SB 122 Author: Jones, Gene
Last Action: Considered by committee in public hearing
Caption: Relating to the promulgation and enforcement of a state fire prevention codes for unincorporated areas of the state by the State Board of Insurance; providig penalties.
SB 123 Author: Jones, Gene
Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Establishing a procedure for absentee voting by persons who become sick or disabled near or after the close of the regular absentee boting period.
SB 134 Author: Jones, Gene
Last Action: Notice given- 1 hour to suspend rules to consider
Caption: Relating to availability of certain information maintained by governmental bodies as public information; defining the term "member of the news media"; authorizing giving certain information to such members.
SB 334 Author: Jones, Gene
Last Action: 90 Day Bill
Caption: Providing for rights of appeal in criminal actions; requiring permission of the trial court under certain circumstances.
SB 361 Author: Jones, Gene
Last Action: Assigned to General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to the recognition and enforcement of certain money judgements by courts of foreign countries; creating the Uniform Foreign Country Money-Judgments Recognition Act; and declaring an emergency.
SB 387 Author: Jones, Gene
Last Action: 90 Day Bill
Caption: Relating to legal holidays for banks or trust companies.
SB 388 Author: Jones, Gene
Last Action: 90 Day Bill
Caption: Relating to legal holidays for banks or trust companies.
SB 389 Author: Jones, Gene
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Criminal Jurisprudence
Caption: Relating to misdemeanor probation.
SB 390 Author: Jones, Gene
Last Action: Motion lost
Caption: Providing minimum precautions to be taken by public utilities in relation to entering manholes; providing penalties for violations; and declaring an emergency.
SB 419 Author: Jones, Gene
Last Action: Reported from committee favorably
Caption: Relating to fees in civil cases in certain counties for the County Law Library Fund.
SB 440 Author: Jones, Gene
Last Action: Vetoed by the Governor
Caption: Relating to licensing and regulation of speech pathologists and audiologists; providing penalties.
SB 442 Author: Jones, Gene
Last Action: Referred to Subcommittee on Civil Matters
Caption: Providing for the transfer of custodial property to a minor or his estate entitled to receive it under the Uniform Gifts to Minors Act.
SB 443 Author: Jones, Gene
Last Action: 90 Day Bill
Caption: Relating to the Firemen's and Policemen's Civil Service Act.
SB 517 Author: Jones, Gene
Last Action: 90 Day Bill
Caption: Relating to a court manager and coordinator system for certain county courts having criminal jurisdiction in certain counties; providing for qualifications, duties, and salaries of court manager and coordinators; providing for funding.
SB 518 Author: Jones, Gene
Last Action: Considered by committee in public hearing
Caption: Authorizing enforcement of the Texas Clean Air Act by incorporated cities or towns within their extraterritorial jurisdiction.
SB 519 Author: Jones, Gene
Last Action: 90 Day Bill
Caption: Relating to the ministerial practices and procedures in courts having jurisdiction over criminal matters in counties having a population in excess of 1,500,000 and nine or more courts in such county; providing for a presiding judge, selection of presiding judge, and duties and responsibilities of presiding judge; providing for local rulemaking power of courts; providing for the selection, qualifications, appointment, and compensation of a special judge.
SB 520 Author: Jones, Gene
Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to jurisdiction of city governments to prohibit the pollution of streams which constitute the source of water supply for such cities whether within or without the corporate limits of such cities; authorizing home-rule city governments to grant to their duly constituted boards, commissions and committees full subpoena and contempt powers to administer oaths, to compel attendance of and examine witnesses.
SB 521 Author: Jones, Gene
Last Action: Referred to Committee on State Affairs
Caption: Relating to the creation of the office of ombudsman and its powers, duties, privileges, procedures, and qualifications; providing a penalty.
SB 524 Author: Jones, Gene
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Judicial Affairs
Caption: Relating to appointment of a special judge in certain courts.
SB 540 Author: Jones, Gene
Last Action: Considered by subcommittee in public hearing
Caption: Relating to the right of certain probation officers to carry handguns and certain other weapons.
SB 574 Author: Jones, Gene
Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to funding the position of occupational therapist under the Foundation School Program.
SB 575 Author: Jones, Gene
Last Action: Reported from committee favorably
Caption: Relating to the right of indemnity against persons responsible for deceptive trade practices, failures to comply with an express or implied warranty, unconscionable actions or courses of action.
SB 600 Author: Jones, Gene
Last Action: Considered by subcommittee in public hearing
Caption: Relating to class actions.
SB 601 Author: Jones, Gene
Last Action: Considered by committee in public hearing
Caption: Relating to the right to the right to select a doctor of chiropractic to perform the services which fall withing the scope of license of such a doctor that are scheduled in a health or accident insurance policy, agreement, contract, or certificate; relating to the applicability of Articles 13.09 and 21.41, Insurance Code, and in Subsection (B), Section 2, Chapter 397, Acts of the 54th Legislature, Regular Session, 1955, as added by Chapter 32, Acts of the 60th Legislature, Regular Session, 1967, (Article 3.70-2, Vernon's Insurance Code) to the provisions of this act, repealing laws or parts of laws in conflict herewith.
SB 616 Author: Jones, Gene
Last Action: 90 Day Bill
Caption: Relating to the allowance in lieu of exempt property.
SB 617 Author: Jones, Gene
Last Action: 90 Day Bill
Caption: Relating to the amount of funeral and last sickness expenses in the order of payment of claims in administration of estates.
SB 618 Author: Jones, Gene
Last Action: Considered by committee in public hearing
Caption: Amending Subsection (d), Section 5, Texas Probate Code, as amended, to provide that all courts exercising original probate jurisdiction shall have the jurisdiction to hear all matters incident to an estate and to provide that such jurisdiction shall apply to Independent Executors, Independent Administrators, Community Administrators or surviving spouse as the surviving partner of the marital partnership.
SB 633 Author: Jones, Gene
Last Action: Referred to Committee on State Affairs
Caption: Relating to the operation of an advance fee resume service; making certain acts by persons operating such service a deceptive act or practice and unlawful; exempting certain persons from application of the Act; providing duties of persons operating advance fee resume services; providing consumer remedies and penalties for violation.
SB 661 Author: Jones, Gene
Last Action: 90 Day Bill
Caption: Relating to an exception to the limit to which any person or corporation may become liable to a state bank.
SB 664 Author: Jones, Gene
Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to relief and defenses available to consumers.
SB 680 Author: Jones, Gene
Last Action: Referred to Committee on State Affairs
Caption: Relating to the improvement of understanding of state government in secondary school students.
SB 832 Author: Jones, Gene
Last Action: Assigned to Consent Calendar
Caption: Relating to the regulation, possession, and sale of live wild animals; providing penalties.
SB 833 Author: Jones, Gene
Last Action: 90 Day Bill
Caption: Relating to the election and term of office of the judge of the Probate Court No. 2 of Harris County, Texas.
SB 834 Author: Jones, Gene
Last Action: Reported from committee favorably substituted
Caption: Relating to runoff elections in cities and towns over 200,000.
SB 857 Author: Jones, Gene
Last Action: Effective on . . . . . . . . . .
Caption: Relating to financial records and reports of certain nonprofit corporations; defining offenses and providing a penalty.
SB 867 Author: Jones, Gene
Last Action: 90 Day Bill
Caption: Providing for continuation of group life and group accident and health insurance during labor dispute; providing for individual contributions; authorizing inclusion of certain provision in policies; protecting certain existing rights of insurers; allowing discontinuance of coverage under certain circumstances; providing an effective date.
SB 906 Author: Jones, Gene
Last Action: Reported from committee favorably
Caption: Relating to convalescent and nursing homes, their inspections and consultations, and confidential information.
SB 907 Author: Jones, Gene
Last Action: Considered by committee in public hearing
Caption: Relating to the jurisdiction of municipal courts of record in any city with a population of more than 1,200,000 as determined by the last preceding federal census; providing for municipal court jurisdiction over civil actions arising under municipal ordinances with a maximum civil penalty of $200; authorizing injunctive relief and prescribing penalties for contempt; providing a civil appeal process and procedures in cases involving certain amounts.
SB 943 Author: Jones, Gene
Last Action: Vetoed by the Governor
Caption: Relating to the establishment, jurisdiction, and operation of additional municipal courts in incorporated cities, towns, and villages of this state; providing for additional municipal judges of said courts.
SB 946 Author: Jones, Gene
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Natural Resources
Caption: Ratifying, confirming, approving and validating the proceedings and actions of conservation and reclamation districts created under the provisions of Article XVI, Section 59 of the Constitution of Texas (including districts created by special legislative act which adopted in part the general laws applicable to such conservation and reclamation districts) relating to adding, annexing, excluding, detaching or deannexing land, property or territory; ratifying, confirming, approving and validating all bonds heretofore voted, authorized, approved, sold or issued by any such district; providing a non-litigating clause; providing a savings clause.
SB 947 Author: Jones, Gene
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Jurisprudence
Caption: Amending Article 26.13, Code fo Criminal Procedure, 1965, as amended; providing for plea agreement procedure, and plea of guilty.
SB 953 Author: Jones, Gene
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Economic Development
Caption: Relating to unfair methods of competition and unfair or deceptive acts and practices in the business of insurance.
SB 954 Author: Jones, Gene
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Economic Development
Caption: Amending Article 21.21A, Texas Insurance Code, as amended, deleting Article 21.21B, Texas Insurance Code, as amended.
SB 955 Author: Jones, Gene
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Intergovernmental Relations
Caption: Relating to the establishment of non-discriminatory employment qualifications for peace officers; providing for the substitution by certain cities of psychologically validated employment qualifications for peace officers.
SB 956 Author: Jones, Gene
Last Action: Consideration of
Caption: Relating to the definition of "beer container."
SB 957 Author: Jones, Gene
Last Action: 90 Day Bill
Caption: Relating to the election of directors; by providing that districts may purchase or acquire works and improvements and enter or award contracts for drainage and similar improvements in sections; by providing for surety bonds for construction contracts; by providing for the deposits of district funds and security therefor; by providing that bond election petitions shall state the maximum rate of interest to be borne by district bonds; by providing for interest during construction on the bonds for not more than two years; by providing for issuance by district of bonds in one or more installments on terms and conditions determined by the board; by providing that bonds be approved by the attorney general prior to delivery; by providing for the sale of bonds after an election and public notice of sale; by providing for the appointment and compensation of persons to assist in selling bonds; by providing for the eligibility of district bonds for certain investments and to secure public funds; by providing for the assessment of district property at percentages determined by the board; by providing for alternative authority for the appointment, duties, and compensation of district officials.
SB 958 Author: Jones, Gene
Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Requiring an arresting officer to make a memorandum of certain information and furnish it to the attorney for the state requiring the attorney to forward certain information to the Texas Department of Corrections.
SB 1070 Author: Jones, Gene
Last Action: 90 Day Bill
Caption: Relating to writs of habeas corpus in felony cases.
SB 1071 Author: Jones, Gene
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Economic Development
Caption: Relating to the establishment and maintenance of a FAIR (Fair Access to Insurance Requirements) Plan and Underwriting Association.
SB 1072 Author: Jones, Gene
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Intergovernmental Relations
Caption: Relating to the creation, operation, and dissolution of a sheriff's department civil service system in certain counties.
SB 1077 Author: Jones, Gene
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Intergovernmental Relations
Caption: Relating to changing the names of the County Criminal Courts at Law of Harris County; adding to the jurisdiction of the County Criminal Courts at Law of Harris County; providing a severability clause.
SB 1113 Author: Jones, Gene
Last Action: Motion lost
Caption: Relating to compensation for court appointed attorneys.
SB 1114 Author: Jones, Gene
Last Action: Referred to Committee on State Affairs
Caption: Relating to employers granting employees time off to vote in any election held in this State.
SB 1163 Author: Jones, Gene
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Natural Resources
Caption: Relating to the regulation of underground water.
SB 1214 Author: Jones, Gene
Last Action: 90 Day Bill
Caption: Creating the Fort Bend County Municipal Utility District No. 13.
SB 1215 Author: Jones, Gene
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Natural Resources
Caption: Creating the First Colony Municipal Utility District of Fort Bend County.
SB 1255 Author: Jones, Gene
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Higher Education
Caption: Relating to the authority of the board of regents of the University of Houston to levy and collect a fee for the financing, construction, operation, maintenance, and improvement of university centers.
SB 1277 Author: Jones, Gene
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Intergovernmental Relations
Caption: Relating to contracts for the furnishing of municipal services between certain counties and municipalities.
SB 1278 Author: Jones, Gene
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Human Resources
Caption: Relating to regulation of ambulance services and ambulance service personnel, communications, public education, hospital categorization, and encouraging rescue services by the Emergency Medical Services Division of the State Department of Health Resources; providing a penalty.
SB 1290 Author: Jones, Gene
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Intergovernmental Affairs
Caption: Relating to certain obligations and benefits in a police officers' pension system.
SB 1321 Author: Jones, Gene
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Calendars
Caption: Relating to providing more expeditious procedures for local governments to finance and make interlocal contracts and agreements concerning water supply and waste disposal facilities.
SCR 1 Author: Jones, Gene
Last Action: Signed by Governor
Caption: Granting W. Kendall Baker permission to sue the State of Texas.
SCR 43 Author: Jones, Gene
Last Action: Signed by Governor
Caption: Granting Inexco Oil Company permission to sue the State.
SCR 60 Author: Jones, Gene
Last Action: Considered by committee in public hearing
Caption: Memorializing Congress concerning foreign boycott policies and their effect on traditional freedom of American citizens.
SCR 64 Author: Jones, Gene
Last Action: Considered by committee in public hearing
Caption: Directing the Legislative Council and the Enrolling Room of the Senate to discontinue the use of masculine or feminine pronouns when drafting legislation.
SCR 83 Author: Jones, Gene
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Administration
Caption: Creating jonit interim study committee on capital punishment.
SCR 112 Author: Jones, Gene
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Judicial Affairs
Caption: Granting Primary Fuels, Inc., Salomon Brother, Paul R. Haas, L.A. McNeil and Emmet C. Wilson permission to sue the State of Texas.
SJR 20 Author: Jones, Gene
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Finance
Caption: To eliminate the state ad valorem tax.
SJR 51 Author: Jones, Gene
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Jurisprudence
Caption: Proposing amendments to the Texas Constitution to change the name of the Courts of Civil Appeals to Courts of Appeals and to prescribe their jurisdiction.
SJR 59 Author: Jones, Gene
Last Action: Reported from committee favorably
Caption: Proposing amendments to the Texas Constitution authorizing certain districts to engage in fire-fighting activities and to issue bonds or other indebtedness or to issue bonds or otherwise lend their credit for the fire-fighting purposes.
SR 255 Author: Jones, Gene
Caption: Extending welcome to Worthing Senior High School students.
SR 576 Author: Jones, Gene
Caption: Extending welcome to Windsor Elementary School 6th Grade Class.
SR 614 Author: Jones, Gene
Caption: Memorial resolution for Claude W. Hindman.
SR 748 Author: Jones, Gene
Caption: Extending congratulations to American Legion Post 594.
SR 794 Author: Jones, Gene
Caption: Memorial resolution for Mrs. Lucreti M. Whitmarsh.
65th 1st Called Session
SB 2 Author: Jones, Gene
Last Action: Referred to Committee of the Whole Senate
Caption: Relating to public school education; relating to the length of the school year; relating to salaries of school personnel; relating to the operating cost allotment to school districts; relating to the allotment to school districts for transportation services; relating to the personnel unit allotments; relating to special education for handicapped children; relating to each school district's share of the foundation school program cost; relating to minimum foundation school program costs; relating to equalization aid for program enrichment; relating to property appraisals, assessment ratios, and tax rates of certain school districts; relating to the composition of the Central Education Agency; relating to regional service centers; relating to the School Tax Assessment Practices Board; relating to the authority of school districts to charge fees; relating to textbooks; relating to educational television; and making an appropriation.
SB 8 Author: Jones, Gene
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Human Resources
Caption: Relating to convalescent and nursing homes, their inspections and consultations, and confidential information.
SR 23 Author: Jones, Gene
Caption: Extending welcome to Laura Brooks and designating as Honorary Page for the day.
65th 2nd Called Session
SB 18 Author: Jones, Gene
Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the arrangement on the ballot of certain proposed constitutional amendments.
SCR 12 Author: Jones, Gene
Last Action: Signed by Governor
Caption: Authorizing the transfer of Senator A.M. Aikin's Gunlocke Executive Chair to Paris Junior College.
SJR 7 Author: Jones, Gene
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Finance
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment to repeal the state ad valorem tax for permanent improvements at institutions of higher education.
SR 130 Author: Jones, Gene
Caption: Extending congratulations to Miss Antoinette Miller.
64th Regular Session
HB 398 Author: Jones, Gene
Last Action: Effective on . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Caption: Relating to the establishment, jurisdiction, and operation of municipal courts of record in any city with a population of more than 1,200,000 as determined by the last preceding federal census and providing for municipal judges and other personnel of the courts; prescribing the appeals from municipal courts of record; providing an effective date.
HB 502 Author: Jones, Gene
Last Action: Considered by committee in public hearing
Caption: Relating to the period of suspension of a driver's license on conviction of certain offenses; relating to automatic suspension of a driver's license, the surrender of licenses on conviction, and the reporting of convictions to the Department of Public Safety; authorizing the court to restrict the operation of a motor vehicle of a person convicted of certain offenses and providing for the issuance of a restricted license in such a case; defining an offense; creating a penalty.
HB 526 Author: Jones, Gene
Last Action: Effective in 90 days
Caption: Relating to the power of certain cities to acquire, construct, improve and equip any property for purposes of treating and conveying waste.
HB 648 Author: Jones, Gene
Last Action: Effective in 90 days
Caption: Relating to municipal pension systems in certain cities in the state; providing for severability.
HB 732 Author: Jones, Gene
Last Action: Effective in 90 days
Caption: Relating to remedies available to certain firemen or policemen on certain appeals to a district court.
HB 830 Author: Jones, Gene
Last Action: Effective in 90 days
Caption: Relating to power of certain cities to acquire, construct, improve, and equip any property for park purposes.
HB 1091 Author: Jones, Gene
Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to the replacement of lost voter registration certificates.
HB 1251 Author: Jones, Gene
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Transportation
Caption: Relating to the provision of special identifying registration devices on license plates for vehicles operated by or for the transportation of certain disabled persons.
HB 1281 Author: Jones, Gene
Last Action: Reported from committee favorably without amendments
Caption: Relating to the civil jurisdiction of the County Courts at Law.
HB 1455 Author: Jones, Gene
Last Action: Effective in 90 days
Caption: Authorizing changing the dates of certain municipal and school district elections in counties where voting machines are used.
HB 1608 Author: Jones, Gene
Last Action: Considered by committee in public hearing
Caption: Relating to the creation, membership, and functions of Chiropractic peer review committees and granting immunity.
HB 1799 Author: Jones, Gene
Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to the coordination of the supervision of the State of Texas by and through the Texas Water Rights Commission or its successor with the provisions of an applicable areawide waste treatment plan; restricting the Texas Water Rights Commission in its adoption of orders to those orders consistent with such an applicable areawide waste treatment plan.
HB 1800 Author: Jones, Gene
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Intergovernmental Affairs
Caption: Empowering municipalities and other political subdivisions to adopt limits for noise exposure for certain land uses and to adopt and enforce noise zone regulations regulating the use of property in certain noise zones in the vicinity of airports; providing procedures for the adoption of noise zoning regulations; providing for appeals to boards of appeal, defining the powers of the boards of appeals; providing penalties for the enforcement of this Act and all ordinances and regulations promulgated thereunder; providing a savings clause.
HB 1801 Author: Jones, Gene
Last Action: Referred to Committee on State Affairs
Caption: Providing for the regulation, licensing, and taxing of horse racing and pari-mutuel wagering in certain counties.
HB 2180 Author: Jones, Gene
Last Action: Considered by committee in public hearing
Caption: Repealing Sections 9 and 10 of the Harris County Road Law, Acts 1913, Thirty-third Legislature, Regular Session, Special Laws, Page 64, Chapter 17, as amended.
HCR 106 Author: Jones, Gene
Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: In memory of Glen Caraway.
63rd Regular Session
HB 162 Author: Jones, Gene
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Intergovernmental Relations
Caption: Relating to authorizing fire fighters in certain cities to organize and bargain collectively as to wages, hours, and other conditions of employment of such fire fighters, and providing for local option; relating to the right of fire fighters to join and participate in any association for the purpose of mutual consultation with their employer for certain purposes under certain conditions; making strikes, lockouts, work stoppages, and slow downs of fire fighters unlawful, and prescribing penalties and establishing procedures therefor; providing procedures for the commencement and standards for the conduct of consultations; providing for open meetings of deliberations pertaining to collective bargaining; relating to membership of fire fighters in any association under this Act; authorizing and requiring such city and such representative of fire fighters to reduce to signed, written contract any agreement which may be reached on such subjects; providing for and requiring arbitration as the appropriate procedure to resolve any impasse which may be reached during mutual consultation; providing procedures for commencement and standards for the conduct of arbitration; requiring compliance with contracts and awards in arbitration under the Act; providing for judicial enforcement of the Act; making related provisions designed to effectuate the purposes of the Act; providing for a declaration of policy, liberal construction, definitions of certain terms, severability, precedence over contrary clauses; and declaring an emergency.
HB 340 Author: Jones, Gene
Last Action: Signed by the Governor
Caption: Relating to the qualifications for taking the examination for admission to the State Bar of Texas.
HB 598 Author: Jones, Gene
Last Action: Sent to Calendar Committee
Caption: Relating to membership on the Texas State Board of Plumbing Examiners and to the regulation of those in the plumbing business; providing penalties.
HB 599 Author: Jones, Gene
Last Action: Amended in committee
Caption: Relating to fees which county clerks and clerks of county courts shall receive for their services; containing a repealing clause repealing all laws and parts of laws in conflict, to the extent of conflict only, with the provisions of this Act, containing a severability clause.
HB 600 Author: Jones, Gene
Last Action: Sent to Calendar Committee
Caption: Providing minimum specifications for filling of legal instruments, documents and papers in the office of the County Clerk and County Recorder; providing fees for filling non-conforming legal instruments, documents and papers; containing a repealing clause; containing a savings clause.
HB 601 Author: Jones, Gene
Last Action: Reported favorably
Caption: Relating to fees which county clerks and county recorders shall receive for their services, containing a repealing clause repealing all laws and parts of laws in conflict, to the extent of conflict only, with the provisions of this Act; containing a severability clause; and declaring an emergency.
HB 622 Author: Jones, Gene
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Criminal Jurisprudence
Caption: Providing for rules to govern procedure in courts with jurisdiction to hear and determine cases in which traffic offenses are charged; amending the Code of Criminal Procedure, 1965.
HB 623 Author: Jones, Gene
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Criminal Jurisprudence
Caption: Relating to power and authority of certain courts to grant probation; extending the availability of probation to all misdemeanor offenses.
HB 624 Author: Jones, Gene
Last Action: Considered in public hearing
Caption: Relating to the establishment and operation of justice courts of record in this state and providing for justices of the peace to prside over such courts.
HB 625 Author: Jones, Gene
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Criminal Jurisprudence
Caption: To provide for the selection and qualification of municipal judges and to amend the rules of practice and procedure in municipal and justice courts.
HB 626 Author: Jones, Gene
Last Action: Considered in public hearing
Caption: Relating to the establishment and operation of municipal courts of record in this state and providing for municipal judges to preside over such courts.
HB 627 Author: Jones, Gene
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Criminal Jurisprudence
Caption: Establishing procedure for appeals from justice and municipal courts that will be based on a review of the record on appeal and not on a trial de novo in the appellate court.
HB 670 Author: Jones, Gene
Last Action: Committee hearing date
Caption: To prohibit installation of asbestos or fiberglass lining or other insulation materials which comes into direct contact with air flow in interior of air duct systems in any building in the State; to protect the health and welfare of people of the State; to provide for penalties for violation of the Act; containing a savings clause; containing a severability clause; and declaring an emergency.
HB 726 Author: Jones, Gene
Last Action: Sent to Calendar Committee
Caption: Relating to defining the term "person affected and setting forth that definition.
HB 1040 Author: Jones, Gene
Last Action: Sent to Calendar Committee
Caption: Relating to defining the term "person affected" and setting forth that definition.
HB 1041 Author: Jones, Gene
Last Action: Sent to Calendar Committee
Caption: Relating to defining the term "person affected" and setting forth that definition.
HB 1087 Author: Jones, Gene
Last Action: Vetoed by the Governor
Caption: Relating to the assessment and collection of taxes by certain school districts; repealing all general and special laws in conflict; containing a severability clause.
HB 1088 Author: Jones, Gene
Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to pay of election judges and clerks.
HB 1366 Author: Jones, Gene
Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to increasing the tax on cigarettes and placing the additional tax in the special Scientific Areas Fund.
HB 1375 Author: Jones, Gene
Last Action: Laid on the table subject to call
Caption: Relating to retirement benefits for certain members of the Firemen's Relief and Retirement Fund; authorizing the employment of certain persons to and in the administration of the Retirement Program; providing a severability clause.
HB 1377 Author: Jones, Gene
Last Action: Reported favorably
Caption: Relating to the establishment of agencies and procedures for environmental protection by counties and groups of counties; providing penalties.
HB 1473 Author: Jones, Gene
Last Action: Committee hearing date
Caption: Relating to designation of a budget officer for the commissioners court of each county.
HB 1474 Author: Jones, Gene
Last Action: Reported favorably
Caption: Relating to county budgets in certain counties.
HB 1614 Author: Jones, Gene
Last Action: Subcommittee hearing date
Caption: Relating to the composition of the board of education of the Houston Independent School District and the election of its members; amending Chapter 91, Special Laws, Acts of the 38th Legislature, Regular Session, 1923, by adding Section 11A; and declaring an emergency.
HB 1744 Author: Jones, Gene
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Elections
Caption: Setting the date for certain elections to be held in 1973; and declaring an emergency.
HB 1745 Author: Jones, Gene
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Judiciary
Caption: Relating to the liability of school districts for catastrophic injuries to pupils; and declaring an emergency.
HJR 15 Author: Jones, Gene
Last Action: Subcommittee hearing notice posted
Caption: Proposing an amendment of the Texas Constitution to provide for annual regular sessions of the legislature of unlimited duration without separate periods and to provide an annual salary and per diem for members.
HJR 22 Author: Jones, Gene
Last Action: Referred to Committee on State Affairs
Caption: Proposing an amendment of the Texas Constitution to provide that a person who has served two consecutive terms as governor may not succeed himself.
HJR 28 Author: Jones, Gene
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Judiciary
Caption: Proposing an amendment of the Texas Constitution to delete requirement that appeals from Justice Courts be by trial de novo.
HJR 51 Author: Jones, Gene
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Judiciary
Caption: Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the State of Texas to provide for a unified judicial system, and to provide for the election, terms, and duties of the clerks of the district courts, the constables, county commissions, county clerks, county attorneys, district attorneys, and sheriffs.
HR 136 Author: Jones, Gene
Caption: Requesting Pollution Control Sub-Committee of the Environmental Affairs Committee to make an interim study on effectiveness of air and water pollution control, etc., in Texas and other states.