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Legislation authored by G.R. 'Bob' Close

Includes legislation with G.R. 'Bob' Close as the primary author for the 64th through 66th Legislatures. For other types of authorship, search the Legislative Archive System.

66th Regular Session
HB 1 Author: Close, G.R. "Bob"
Last Action: Scheduled for future calendar placement
Caption: Relating to provision and use of natural gas for certain agricultural purposes.
HB 36 Author: Close, G.R. "Bob"
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Transportation
Caption: Relating to protective headgear of persons riding motorcycles.
HB 146 Author: Close, G.R. "Bob"
Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to the disclosure of foreign investment in agricultural land in Texas and providing a penalty.
HB 211 Author: Close, G.R. "Bob"
Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the creation, establishment, administration, maintenance, operation, and financing of the Dallam-Hartley Counties Hospital District of Dallam and Hart Counties, Texas.
HB 212 Author: Close, G.R. "Bob"
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Criminal Jurisprudence
Caption: Relating to punishment for the offense of fleeing a police officer.
HB 257 Author: Close, G.R. "Bob"
Last Action: Effective on . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Caption: Relating to the investment of funds of soil and water conservation districts.
HB 297 Author: Close, G.R. "Bob"
Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to primary elections and conventions held by political parties.
HB 370 Author: Close, G.R. "Bob"
Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to payment of costs for an autopsy ordered by a justice of the peace.
HB 466 Author: Close, G.R. "Bob"
Last Action: Effective on . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Caption: Relating to the authority of a county to provide an office building or jail away from the county seat.
HB 525 Author: Close, G.R. "Bob"
Last Action: Coauthor authorized
Caption: Relating to the penalty for the offense of bail jumping and failure to appear.
HB 534 Author: Close, G.R. "Bob"
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Education
Caption: Relating to validation of certain acts and proceedings of school districts.
HB 550 Author: Close, G.R. "Bob"
Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the county authority to own or care for a cemetery.
HB 599 Author: Close, G.R. "Bob"
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Criminal Jurisprudence
Caption: Relating to the admission in evidence in a criminal proceeding of oral statements of an accused.
HB 600 Author: Close, G.R. "Bob"
Last Action: Coauthor authorized
Caption: Relating to restitution to victims of crime as a condition of probation or parole.
HB 823 Author: Close, G.R. "Bob"
Last Action: Referred to Subcommittee on Property and Casualty
Caption: Relating to inclusion of county mutual insurance companies under certain unfair practices and unfair competition statutes.
HB 951 Author: Close, G.R. "Bob"
Last Action: Considered by committee in public hearing
Caption: Relating to the disposition of funds collected or received by certain state agencies.
HB 1023 Author: Close, G.R. "Bob"
Last Action: Referred to Committee on State Affairs
Caption: Relating to duties of the secretary of state and county clerks in matters pertaining to notaries public.
HB 1210 Author: Close, G.R. "Bob"
Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to claiming ad valorem tax exemptions for disabled and deceased veterans and residence homesteads.
HB 1211 Author: Close, G.R. "Bob"
Last Action: Considered by committee in public hearing
Caption: Relating to X-rays and tuberculin skin tests as a requirement for annual teacher physicals.
HB 1212 Author: Close, G.R. "Bob"
Last Action: Posting rule suspended
Caption: Relating to the maximum rate of interest.
HB 1474 Author: Close, G.R. "Bob"
Last Action: Effective on . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Caption: Relating to the appointment and commissions of notaries public, the use of a seal by a notary public, and the duties of the secretary of state and county clerks in matters pertaining to notaries public.
HB 1475 Author: Close, G.R. "Bob"
Last Action: Considered by committee in public hearing
Caption: Making an appropriation to the secretary of state for the duties imposed on that office in appointing and issuing commissions to notaries public.
HB 1791 Author: Close, G.R. "Bob"
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Business and Industry
Caption: Relating to security measures to prevent theft from hotel rooms and liability for and insurance coverage of losses resulting from theft from hotel rooms.
HB 1792 Author: Close, G.R. "Bob"
Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to the abolition of the office of county auditor in certain counties.
HB 1793 Author: Close, G.R. "Bob"
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Ways & Means
Caption: Relating to notice to property owners of increases in property valuations for property tax purposes.
HB 1794 Author: Close, G.R. "Bob"
Last Action: Effective on . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Caption: Relating to action on certain applications by the Texas Water Commission.
HB 1795 Author: Close, G.R. "Bob"
Last Action: Referred to Subcommittee on Law Enforcement
Caption: Relating to the standards for certification of certain peace officers.
HB 1796 Author: Close, G.R. "Bob"
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Judicial Affairs
Caption: Relating to service of citation in a suit for the dissolution of marriage or in a suit affecting the parent-child relationship.
HB 1797 Author: Close, G.R. "Bob"
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Ways & Means
Caption: Relating to the application of the franchise tax to corporations that qualify for taxation and have elected to be taxed.
HB 1798 Author: Close, G.R. "Bob"
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Criminal Jurisprudence
Caption: Relating to the protection of witnesses in organized crime prosecutions.
HB 1799 Author: Close, G.R. "Bob"
Last Action: Effective on . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Caption: Relating to loans discounted by an agricultural credit corporation.
HB 1800 Author: Close, G.R. "Bob"
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Elections
Caption: Relating to the declaration of candidacy for write-in candidates.
HB 1801 Author: Close, G.R. "Bob"
Last Action: Scheduled for public hearing on . . . . . .
Caption: Relating to minimum standards for drinking water for certain cities.
HB 1802 Author: Close, G.R. "Bob"
Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to nominating petitions of applicants for a place on the general primary ballot.
HB 1941 Author: Close, G.R. "Bob"
Last Action: Scheduled for public hearing on . . . . . .
Caption: Relating to eligibility for a certificate of public convenience and necessity to operate as a restricted parcel motor carrier.
HB 1942 Author: Close, G.R. "Bob"
Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Transferring parole supervision functions from the Board of Pardons and Paroles to the Texas Department of Corrections.
HB 1943 Author: Close, G.R. "Bob"
Last Action: Scheduled for public hearing on . . . . . .
Caption: Relating to posting driver's license as bond after arrest for traffic violation.
HB 2174 Author: Close, G.R. "Bob"
Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to creation, establishment, administration, maintenance, operation, and financing of Hemphill County Hospital District.
HB 2255 Author: Close, G.R. "Bob"
Last Action: Effective on . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Caption: Relating to the creation of a juvenile board in each of the counties of Hemphill, Roberts, and Lipscomb and providing for juvenile officers.
HCR 35 Author: Close, G.R. "Bob"
Last Action: Reported from subcommittee favorably without amendments
Caption: Memorializing Congress regarding President Carter's abrogaation of the mutual defense treaty with Republic of China.
HCR 181 Author: Close, G.R. "Bob"
Last Action: Signed by the Governor
Caption: Congratulating the Dumas High School girls' basketball team.
HJR 4 Author: Close, G.R. "Bob"
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Constitutional Amendments
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment relating to an individual's right to work.
HJR 7 Author: Close, G.R. "Bob"
Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment prohibiting the imposistion of net income taxes.
HJR 27 Author: Close, G.R. "Bob"
Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment to reserve in the people the powers of initiative and referendum.
HJR 31 Author: Close, G.R. "Bob"
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Constitutional Amendments
Caption: Amending the constitution to repeal the state ad valorem tax for permanent improvements at institutions of higher education.
HJR 38 Author: Close, G.R. "Bob"
Last Action: Coauthor authorized
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment to require a two-thirds vote in each house of the legislature to adopt a new or additional state tax or to increase the rate of an existing state tax.
HJR 39 Author: Close, G.R. "Bob"
Last Action: Coauthor authorized
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment to require a majority vote in each house of the legislature to adopt a new or additional state tax or to increase the rate of an existing state tax.
HJR 108 Author: Close, G.R. "Bob"
Last Action: Filed with the Secretary of State
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment relating to the appointment and terms of notaries public.
HJR 122 Author: Close, G.R. "Bob"
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Constitutional Amendments
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment relating to the location of an office of a justice of the peace.
HJR 123 Author: Close, G.R. "Bob"
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Constitutional Amendments
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment to permit fewer than four constable and justice of the peace precincts in a county.
HR 5 Author: Close, G.R. "Bob"
Caption: Providing for election of the Speaker of the House by secret ballot.
HR 173 Author: Close, G.R. "Bob"
Caption: Expressing appreciation to House Chaplain, Dr. Gerald Mann.
65th Regular Session
HB 193 Author: Close, G.R. "Bob"
Last Action: Considered by committee in public hearing
Caption: Relating to the advertisement of bids for material to be used by a county.
HB 569 Author: Close, G.R. "Bob"
Last Action: Considered by subcommittee in formal meeting
Caption: Relating to the admission in evidence of statements of an accused in a criminal proceeding.
HB 941 Author: Close, G.R. "Bob"
Last Action: Assigned to Consent Calendar
Caption: Relating to claiming ad valorem tax exemptions for disabled and deceased veterans and residence homesteads of persons 65 years old or older.
HB 942 Author: Close, G.R. "Bob"
Last Action: Effective in 90 days
Caption: Relating to the salary of the stenographer of the district attorney of the 69th Judicial District.
HB 1157 Author: Close, G.R. "Bob"
Last Action: Effective in 90 days
Caption: Relating to the appropriation of state water for any beneficial use.
HB 1222 Author: Close, G.R. "Bob"
Last Action: Effective in 90 days
Caption: Relating to meals for jurors in jury room.
HB 1300 Author: Close, G.R. "Bob"
Last Action: Assigned to General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to the creation of the constitutional office of Criminal District Attorney of Ochiltree County; abolishing the office of County Attorney of Ochiltree County; and conforming the jurisdiction of the District Attorney of the 84th Judicial District.
HB 1400 Author: Close, G.R. "Bob"
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Natural Resources
Caption: Relating to the provision and use of natural gas for certain agricultural purposes.
HB 1569 Author: Close, G.R. "Bob"
Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to the mandatory continuance of suits in which a party or attorney is a member of the legislature.
HB 1747 Author: Close, G.R. "Bob"
Last Action: Effective in 90 days
Caption: Relating to the creation, administration, financing, powers, duties, and operations of and the annexation of property by the Llano Estacado Water District.
HB 1748 Author: Close, G.R. "Bob"
Last Action: Assigned to Consent Calendar
Caption: Relating to the date of the regular election for electing directors of underground water conservation districts.
HB 1763 Author: Close, G.R. "Bob"
Last Action: Assigned to General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to the enforcement of foreign judgments and declaring an emergency.
HB 1816 Author: Close, G.R. "Bob"
Last Action: Referred to Committee on State Affairs
Caption: Relating to the definition of "contested case" in the Texas Register and Administrative Procedure Act.
HB 1981 Author: Close, G.R. "Bob"
Last Action: Laid on the table subject to call
Caption: Relating to the creation, administration, powers, duties, and operations of the Texas Department of Water Resources; providing penalties.
HB 1993 Author: Close, G.R. "Bob"
Last Action: Ordered not printed after committee report
Caption: Relating to the composition of the board of directors of underground water conservation districts and to the election and term of office of the directors.
HB 2077 Author: Close, G.R. "Bob"
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Intergovernmental Affairs
Caption: Relating to municipal annexation.
HJR 49 Author: Close, G.R. "Bob"
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Constitutional Amendments
Caption: Proposing an amendment to the Texas constitution regarding a "right to work."
HJR 87 Author: Close, G.R. "Bob"
Last Action: Assigned to Constitutional Amendments Calendar
Caption: Proposing an amendment of the Texas Constitution relating to the length of the term of office for officers of local districts organized under Section 52 of Article XVI of the constitution.
HJR 89 Author: Close, G.R. "Bob"
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Constitutional Amendments
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment repealing Article III, Section 14 of the Texas Constitution.
65th 2nd Called Session
HB 36 Author: Close, G.R. "Bob"
Last Action: Effective in 90 days
Caption: Relating to the compensation and expenses of the court reporter of the 31st Judicial District.
HB 54 Author: Close, G.R. "Bob"
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Calendars
Caption: Relating to the creation, establishment, administration, maintenance, operation, and financing of the Dallam-Hartley Counties Hospital District of Dallam and Hartley Counties, Texas.
64th Regular Session
HB 714 Author: Close, G.R. "Bob"
Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to abolishing the offices of county superintendent of schools and county board of school trustees in certain counties.
HB 715 Author: Close, G.R. "Bob"
Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to procedures for abolishing the office of county school superintendent or ex officio county superintendent and the county school board in certain counties.
HB 985 Author: Close, G.R. "Bob"
Last Action: Effective in 90 days
Caption: Relating to annexation to, detachment from, and levy, assessment, equalization, and collection of ad valorem taxes for, the Palo Duro River Authority; validating certain elections.
HB 986 Author: Close, G.R. "Bob"
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Intergovernmental Affairs
Caption: Relating to abolishing the office of county school superintendent and the board of county school trustees in Hutchison County.
HB 1711 Author: Close, G.R. "Bob"
Last Action: Referred to Subcommittee on Judicial Districts
Caption: Relating to the creation of 244th Judicial District and abolishing the Court of Domestic Relations of Hutchison County; making other provisions relative to the 244th District Court and the 84th District Court.
HB 1712 Author: Close, G.R. "Bob"
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Social Services
Caption: Relating to providing education and maintenance for persons who are multiply handicapped and who are under 21 years of age.
HB 1788 Author: Close, G.R. "Bob"
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Higher Education
Caption: Authorizing the governing board of each insitution of higher education to levy and collect from each student medical services fees.
HB 2233 Author: Close, G.R. "Bob"
Last Action: Effective in 90 days
Caption: Relating to the creation, establishment, administration, maintenance, operation, and financing of the Higgins Hospital District of Lipscomb County.
HB 2234 Author: Close, G.R. "Bob"
Last Action: Effective in 90 days
Caption: Relating to the creation, establishment, administration, maintenance, operation, and financing of the Lipscomb Hospital District of Lipscomb County.
HB 2235 Author: Close, G.R. "Bob"
Last Action: Effective in 90 days
Caption: Relating to the creation, establishment, administration, maintenance, operation, and financing of the Follett Hospital District of Lipscomb County.