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Legislation authored by Ronald C. Bird

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

66th Regular Session
HB 43 Author: Bird, Ronald C.
Last Action: Effective on . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Caption: Relating to sexual contact with a person's breast.
HB 51 Author: Bird, Ronald C.
Last Action: Scheduled for future calendar placement
Caption: Relating to a preference on court dockets to certain worker's compensation cases.
HB 52 Author: Bird, Ronald C.
Last Action: Effective on . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Caption: Relating to exemptions from jury service.
HB 147 Author: Bird, Ronald C.
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Natural Resources
Caption: Relating to permits for interwatershed transfers of water.
HB 482 Author: Bird, Ronald C.
Last Action: Considered by subcommittee in formal meeting
Caption: Relating to the sale of property of a minor in an estate by a parent without appointment as a guardian.
HB 483 Author: Bird, Ronald C.
Last Action: Considered by subcommittee in formal meeting
Caption: Relating to the transfer of property of a decedent to the distributees of the estate after an independent executor closes an estate by affidavit.
HB 560 Author: Bird, Ronald C.
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Public Education
Caption: Relating to teacher contracts.
HB 561 Author: Bird, Ronald C.
Last Action: Effective on . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Caption: Relating to the jurisdiction of the County Court at Law No. 2 of Bexar County.
HB 931 Author: Bird, Ronald C.
Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to the establishment, jurisdiction, and operation of municipal courts of record in the incorporated cities, towns, and villages in this state; prescribing the appeals from a municipal court of record; conforming the jurisdiction of other courts to the municipal court of record.
HB 1105 Author: Bird, Ronald C.
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Economic Development
Caption: Relating to the state's use of historically, architecturally, or culturally significant structures.
HB 1182 Author: Bird, Ronald C.
Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to compensation of the members of the Board of Law Examiners.
HB 1695 Author: Bird, Ronald C.
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Judicial Affairs
Caption: Relating to creation of the 294th, 295th, and 296th Judicial Districts composed of Bexar County.
HB 1932 Author: Bird, Ronald C.
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Health Services
Caption: Relating to continuing education requirement for physicians.
HB 1933 Author: Bird, Ronald C.
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Health Services
Caption: Relating to continuing education requirement for nurses.
HB 1960 Author: Bird, Ronald C.
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Judicial Affairs
Caption: Creating intermediate courts of criminal appeals to be known as Circuit Courts of Criminal Appeals; providing for their jurisdiction, administration and procedure; conforming the jurisdiction of the Court of Criminal Appeals.
HB 2184 Author: Bird, Ronald C.
Last Action: Effective on . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Caption: Relating to the authority to create municipal courts of record in the city of San Antonio and prescribing appeals from the municipal courts of record; relating to the applicability of the misdemeanor probation law.
HB 2185 Author: Bird, Ronald C.
Last Action: Referred to Committee on State Affairs
Caption: Relating to the authority of a beer manufacturer to sell beer to its employees.
HB 2236 Author: Bird, Ronald C.
Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the appointment of an administrative assistant or assistants by the judge of the County Court at Law Number 4 of Bexar County, Texas.
HB 2257 Author: Bird, Ronald C.
Last Action: Referred to Committee on State Affairs
Caption: Relating to the regulation therapist; providing penalties.
HR 35 Author: Bird, Ronald C.
Caption: Commending Bob Blase.
HR 43 Author: Bird, Ronald C.
Caption: In memory of Esther Little Coulon.
HR 157 Author: Bird, Ronald C.
Caption: Congratulating the San Antonio Spurs.
65th Regular Session
HB 46 Author: Bird, Ronald C.
Last Action: Referred to Subcommittee on Judicial Districts
Caption: Relating to the creation of the 225th, 226th, 227th, and 228th Judicial Districts, each composed of Bexar County.
HB 47 Author: Bird, Ronald C.
Last Action: Considered by subcommittee in formal meeting
Caption: Relating to the pay of election judges and clerks for conducting elections and for attending schools of instruction for election officers.
HB 84 Author: Bird, Ronald C.
Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to the competence of a defendant to stand trial in a criminal proceeding; providing for examination, hearing, disposition, and commitment of a defendant when there is evidence or a finding that the defendant is incompetent to stand trail.
HB 90 Author: Bird, Ronald C.
Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to membership of the Texas Water Quality Board.
HB 203 Author: Bird, Ronald C.
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Elections
Caption: Relating to administration of elections in certain counties; creating the separate appointive office of county elections administrators and providing for transfer of all county election duties to the administrator; enlarging the duties of the administrator in regard to designation of polling places and selection of election judges for county elections; authorizing the expenditure of public funds for conducting training programs for election judges and clerks; authorizing the administrator to contracts with other political subdivisions and with political parties to furnish services in the conduct of their elections; providing civil and criminal penalties and remedies.
HB 268 Author: Bird, Ronald C.
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Health and Welfare
Caption: Relating to the training for persons who take into protective custody mental patients who are absent without authority from mental hospitals; requiring specially trained personnel to be available for the duty.
HB 364 Author: Bird, Ronald C.
Last Action: Vetoed by the Governor
Caption: Relating to advances for travel expenses of state officers and employees.
HB 496 Author: Bird, Ronald C.
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Energy Resources
Caption: Relating to the regulation of natural gas and certain gas utilities.
HB 502 Author: Bird, Ronald C.
Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the compensation of judges in certain counties.
HB 511 Author: Bird, Ronald C.
Last Action: Assigned to Local Calendar
Caption: Relating to the establishment, jurisdiction, and operation of municipal courts of record in the City of San Antonio and providing for municipal judges and other personnel of the courts; prescribing the appeals from a municipal court of record; conforming the jurisdiction of other courts to the municipal court of record.
HB 591 Author: Bird, Ronald C.
Last Action: Effective in 90 days
Caption: Relating to county authority to construct and operate parking stations.
HB 903 Author: Bird, Ronald C.
Last Action: Posting rule suspended
Caption: Relating to appointment of boards of equalization by county commissioners courts.
HB 951 Author: Bird, Ronald C.
Last Action: Effective on . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Caption: Relating to competency of a defendant to stand trial in a criminal proceeding, to the insanity defense to criminal prosecution, and to the examination, transportation, and commitment of mentally ill or mentally retarded defendants.
HB 1088 Author: Bird, Ronald C.
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Public Education
Caption: Relating to probationary or continuing contracts of public school teachers.
HB 1130 Author: Bird, Ronald C.
Last Action: Considered by subcommittee in public hearing
Caption: Relating to accrual of penalty and interest when a person over 65 years of age defers collection of delinquent taxes on his homestead.
HB 1246 Author: Bird, Ronald C.
Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to the payment to registered scrap processors of a bounty for the destruction of motor vehicles; increasing the certificate of title fee to cover the costs of the bounty program with extra funds allocated for certain park acquisition and development.
HB 1288 Author: Bird, Ronald C.
Last Action: Considered by subcommittee in public hearing
Caption: Relating to setting rates on certain classifications of insureds for automobile insurance.
HB 1686 Author: Bird, Ronald C.
Last Action: Referred to Committee on State Affairs
Caption: Relating to certain joint contractual and financing arrangements of certain public entities.
HB 1687 Author: Bird, Ronald C.
Last Action: Assigned to Consent Calendar
Caption: Amending the Parks and Wildlife Code to conform it to certain legislation enacted by the 64th Legislature.
HB 1788 Author: Bird, Ronald C.
Last Action: Effective in 90 days
Caption: Relating to the procedure for accepting a voter at the polling place; permitting combination of the signature roster, the poll list, and other forms on the list of registered voters; eliminating the March 1 date for prparation of list of registered voters.
HB 2191 Author: Bird, Ronald C.
Last Action: Effective in 90 days
Caption: Authorizing the city of San Antonio or a nonprofit corporation organized under Texas law and designated by the city of San Antonio to apply for and accept a grant to establish, operate, and maintain a foreign trade zone; and declaring an emergency.
HCR 104 Author: Bird, Ronald C.
Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Creating a joint interim committee to study ground water resources and need for additional state regulation of acquifers, etc.
HCR 113 Author: Bird, Ronald C.
Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Creating a joint interim committee to study recommendations of Metcalf-Eddy study and other acquifer studies.
HJR 20 Author: Bird, Ronald C.
Last Action: Considered by committee in public hearing
Caption: Proposing an amendment to Article VIII, Section 18, of the Texas Constitution, to provide authority for the appointment of a board of equalization by the county commissioners court.
HR 31 Author: Bird, Ronald C.
Caption: Relating to requesting interim study on groundwater resources.
HR 168 Author: Bird, Ronald C.
Caption: Commending the entire staff of the Texas Legislative Council.
64th Regular Session
HB 104 Author: Bird, Ronald C.
Last Action: Reported from committee unfavorably
Caption: Prohibiting the act of relabeling retail goods at a higher price; providing a penalty; establishing a defense.
HB 158 Author: Bird, Ronald C.
Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to placing warning signs or signals at places where volunteer fire equipment enters a street or highway from a driveway or building where it is maintained.
HB 159 Author: Bird, Ronald C.
Last Action: Effective in 90 days
Caption: Relating to the exclusion of a person with defective vision from a jury solely because of defective vision.
HB 320 Author: Bird, Ronald C.
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Natural Resources
Caption: Relating to staggered terms for member of the governing boards of fresh water supply districts, water improvement districts, drainage districts, and levee improvement districts.
HB 321 Author: Bird, Ronald C.
Last Action: Effective in 90 days
Caption: Relating to the audit of certain water districts; providing a penalty.
HB 322 Author: Bird, Ronald C.
Last Action: Effective in 90 days
Caption: Relating to posting notive of existence of districts in certain districts created under Article III, Section 52, and Article XVI, Section 59, of the Texas Constitution.
HB 323 Author: Bird, Ronald C.
Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to submission of a feasibility report for creation of a municipal utility district.
HB 324 Author: Bird, Ronald C.
Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to furnishing copies of petitions, reports, plans, and other information concerning the creation of certain special districts.
HB 325 Author: Bird, Ronald C.
Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to matters to be considered in granting petitions for creation of municipal utility districts.
HB 326 Author: Bird, Ronald C.
Last Action: Effective in 90 days
Caption: Relating to the authority of counties over certain municipal utility districts created within the counties but outside the extraterritorial jurisdiction of any city.
HB 327 Author: Bird, Ronald C.
Last Action: Reported from committee favorably with amendments
Caption: Relating to disqualification of members of governing boards of certain districts created under Article III, Section 52, and Article XVI, Section 59, of the Texas Constitution; providing a penalty.
HB 328 Author: Bird, Ronald C.
Last Action: Effective in 90 days
Caption: Relating to filing audits by of certain special districts.
HB 329 Author: Bird, Ronald C.
Last Action: Effective in 90 days
Caption: Relating to the election date for directors of certain special districts.
HB 330 Author: Bird, Ronald C.
Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to the disqualification of members of the governing board of a municipal utility district.
HB 331 Author: Bird, Ronald C.
Last Action: Effective in 90 days
Caption: Relating to the consent of a city for the creation of a municipal utility district.
HB 337 Author: Bird, Ronald C.
Last Action: Reported from committee favorably without amendments
Caption: Authorizing a physician, staff member, or employee of a hospital to refrain on moral or religious grounds from participating in an abortion without penalty; prohibiting discrimination in hiring on grounds of objection to abortion.
HB 338 Author: Bird, Ronald C.
Last Action: Considered by subcommittee in formal meeting
Caption: Relating to the gathering of statistical information concerning the performance of abortions in the state.
HB 339 Author: Bird, Ronald C.
Last Action: Considered by subcommittee in formal meeting
Caption: Regulating who may perform an abortion and where an abortion may be performed; prohibiting the performance of a criminal abortion; penalizing the unauthorized practice of medicine; providing penalties.
HB 466 Author: Bird, Ronald C.
Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to the payment of certain costs for the creation of certain municipal utility districts.
HB 467 Author: Bird, Ronald C.
Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to affidavits filed by members of governing boards of certain special districts.
HB 511 Author: Bird, Ronald C.
Last Action: Effective in 90 days
Caption: Relating to requiring that an alleged alcoholic be represented by an attorney in a commitment proceeding.
HB 705 Author: Bird, Ronald C.
Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to notice of hearings and elections in certain districts authorized by special act of the legislature which are proposing to provide or are actually providing water and sewer services or either of these services to household users as the principal function of the district.
HB 706 Author: Bird, Ronald C.
Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to the disqualification of members of the governing board of a fresh water supply district.
HB 810 Author: Bird, Ronald C.
Last Action: Effective in 90 days
Caption: Relating to the escheat of dormant deposits and inactive accounts in certain depositories.
HB 956 Author: Bird, Ronald C.
Last Action: Considered by committee in public hearing
Caption: Relating to cost of living adjustments for firemen and policemen's pensions in certain cities.
HB 957 Author: Bird, Ronald C.
Last Action: Considered by subcommittee in public hearing
Caption: Relating to certain lump sum payments for firemen and policemen on termination of service.
HB 1058 Author: Bird, Ronald C.
Last Action: Effective in 90 days
Caption: Relating to the payment in advance of travel expenses incurred by state employees and officers in the exercise of their official duties; establishing a revolving petty cash fund.
HB 1208 Author: Bird, Ronald C.
Last Action: Reported from committee with substitute
Caption: Relating to the salaries of the judges of the county courts at law in Bexar County.
HB 1364 Author: Bird, Ronald C.
Last Action: Effective in 90 days
Caption: Relating to yielding right-of-way at certain intersections.
HB 1366 Author: Bird, Ronald C.
Last Action: Considered by committee in public hearing
Caption: Relating to certain turns on steady red signal after yielding right-of-way.
HB 1597 Author: Bird, Ronald C.
Last Action: Effective in 90 days
Caption: Relating to the transfer of certain described land to the City of San Antonio for park purposes.
HB 1684 Author: Bird, Ronald C.
Last Action: Referred to Committee on State Affairs
Caption: Relating to the transfer of certain described land to the City of San Antonio for park purposes.
HB 1913 Author: Bird, Ronald C.
Last Action: Reported from committee favorably with amendments
Caption: Providing for identification of city and county-owned vehicles and heavy equipment; exempting certain cities and counties.
HCR 15 Author: Bird, Ronald C.
Last Action: Signed by Governor
Caption: Commending Senator Tower and Bexar County officials on obtaining on obtaining the bell of U.S.S. San Jacinto.
HCR 166 Author: Bird, Ronald C.
Last Action: Signed by Governor
Caption: Suspending the joint rules to permit either house to consider HB 1058 at any time.
HR 23 Author: Bird, Ronald C.
Caption: Congratulating the Honorable Frank Madla.
HR 24 Author: Bird, Ronald C.
Caption: Welcoming the East and West All-Stars of the American Basketball Association to Texas.
HR 166 Author: Bird, Ronald C.
Caption: Requesting Sub-committee on State Parks, Environmental Affairs Committee, to make an interim study of urban, parkland acquisition and bicycle facilities.
63rd Regular Session
HB 613 Author: Bird, Ronald C.
Last Action: Referred to Committee on State Affairs
Caption: Relating to the establishment of the Texas Program of Residential Services for the Mentally Retarded and its operation; and declaring an emergency.
HB 614 Author: Bird, Ronald C.
Last Action: Considered in public hearing
Caption: To regulate the reclamation of lands disturbed by surface mining operations; providing penalties; specifying the applicability of the Act and the cumulative effect of the provisions of the Act on existing laws of the State; providing an effective date; and declaring an emergency.
HB 744 Author: Bird, Ronald C.
Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to the sale of bass, crappie and catfish taken from public fresh waters of this state; amending to include catfish and establish set maximum penalty at $200.00.
HB 939 Author: Bird, Ronald C.
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Insurance
Caption: Relating to the creation, establishment, and operation of the Texas Health Insurance Assigned Risk Pool Association.
HB 1152 Author: Bird, Ronald C.
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Judiciary
Caption: Making various amendments to the Texas Mental Health Code.
HB 1154 Author: Bird, Ronald C.
Last Action: Subcommittee hearing date
Caption: Relating to the regulation of certain persons who engage in the practice of influencing legislation; providing penalties.
HB 1498 Author: Bird, Ronald C.
Last Action: Subcommittee hearing date
Caption: Relating to a performance bond to be filed by a contractor, sub-contractor, or builder engaged in the construction or repair of any house, building or improvement.
HB 1604 Author: Bird, Ronald C.
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Appropriations
Caption: Making an appropriation to the State Building Commission to purchase the Arciniega Site in San Antonio; and declaring an emergency.
HR 27 Author: Bird, Ronald C.
Caption: Welcoming prisoners of war and those formerly missing in action in Southeast Asia.
HR 126 Author: Bird, Ronald C.
Caption: Creating an interim committee to study public school transportation needs.
HR 127 Author: Bird, Ronald C.
Caption: Creating a special interim committee to study the state park program.