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Legislation authored by Andrew Z. Baker

Includes legislation with Andrew Z. Baker as the primary author for the 63rd through 65th Legislatures. For other types of authorship, search the Legislative Archive System.

65th Regular Session
HB 401 Author: Baker, Andrew Z.
Last Action: Assigned to General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to the compensation of deputy sheriffs.
HB 402 Author: Baker, Andrew Z.
Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to the assessment and collection of taxes in certain special districts.
HB 403 Author: Baker, Andrew Z.
Last Action: Considered by committee in public hearing
Caption: Relating to fees and salaries paid to attorneys and engineers by certain special districts.
HB 404 Author: Baker, Andrew Z.
Last Action: Reported from subcommittee favorably without amendments
Caption: Relating to the creation of an Alcoholic Beverage Commission administrative district.
HB 405 Author: Baker, Andrew Z.
Last Action: Referred to Committee on State Affairs
Caption: Relating to a probationary period for reserve dupty sheriffs and duputy constables.
HB 601 Author: Baker, Andrew Z.
Last Action: Considered by subcommittee in public hearing
Caption: Relating to abolition of the Parks and Wildlife Commission and the Parks and Wildlife Department and the creation, powers, duties, privileges, and obligations of a wildlife commission, wildlife department, pakr commission, and park departments.
HB 602 Author: Baker, Andrew Z.
Last Action: Referred to Subcommittee on Wildlife Preservation
Caption: Eliminating the requirement for a noncommerical fishing licensein salt water.
HB 653 Author: Baker, Andrew Z.
Last Action: Referred to Subcommittee on Wildlife Preservation
Caption: Relating to eliminating requirements for certificates of title to certain boats and motors for boats.
HB 654 Author: Baker, Andrew Z.
Last Action: Assigned to Consent Calendar
Caption: Relating to the preparation of the judgment in a criminal case.
HB 854 Author: Baker, Andrew Z.
Last Action: Assigned to Consent Calendar
Caption: Relating to the appointment of a municipal court judge to serve temporarily.
HB 856 Author: Baker, Andrew Z.
Last Action: Considered by committee in public hearing
Caption: Relating to the budget for and the funding of the salaries for district clerks, deputy district clerks and other personnel, and other budgeted items; relating to uniform salaries of district clerks according to number of courts served.
HB 914 Author: Baker, Andrew Z.
Last Action: Assigned to Consent Calendar
Caption: Relating to the authority of school districts to protect school buildings and grounds.
HB 975 Author: Baker, Andrew Z.
Last Action: Effective in 90 days
Caption: Relating to noncommercial fishing licenses.
HB 1044 Author: Baker, Andrew Z.
Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to the issuance of bonds by certain districts authorized to provide water and sewer service and facilities.
HB 1350 Author: Baker, Andrew Z.
Last Action: Posting rule suspended
Caption: Relating to the powers of a beach park board of trustees regarding recreational facilities.
HB 1353 Author: Baker, Andrew Z.
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Judicial Affairs
Caption: Relating to the creation of the County Court No. 3 of Galvestion County; changing the name of the Probate Court of Galvestion County to the Probate and County Court No. 2 of Galveston County; relating to the jurisdiction, court reporters, and other provisions for the county courts of Galveston County.
HB 1462 Author: Baker, Andrew Z.
Last Action: Considered by committee in public hearing
Caption: Relating to the regulation of the subdivision and development of land by certain political subdivisions; providing penalties.
HB 1802 Author: Baker, Andrew Z.
Last Action: Reported from committee favorably without amendments
Caption: Relating to investments of the sinking fund of a county, city, town or school district.
HB 1803 Author: Baker, Andrew Z.
Last Action: Considered by committee in public hearing
Caption: Relating to the authority of certain costal counties to adopt building codes; providing a penalty.
HB 1804 Author: Baker, Andrew Z.
Last Action: Referred to Committee on State Affairs
Caption: Relating to appointment as Firemen's Pension Commissioner.
HB 1991 Author: Baker, Andrew Z.
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Intergovernmental Affairs
Caption: Relating to the regulation and control of mass gatherings; providing penalties.
HB 1992 Author: Baker, Andrew Z.
Last Action: Considered by subcommittee in formal meeting
Caption: Increasing certain license fees required of private employment agencies and their operators.
HB 2056 Author: Baker, Andrew Z.
Last Action: Failed to pass to third reading
Caption: Creating intermediate courts of criminal appeals to be known as Circuit Courts of Criminal Appeals; providing for thier jurisdiction, administration and procedure; conforming the jurisdiction of the Court of Criminal Appeals.
HB 2252 Author: Baker, Andrew Z.
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Intergovernmental Affairs
Caption: Relating to courtroom and office space for justices of the peace.
HB 2262 Author: Baker, Andrew Z.
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Transportation
Caption: Relating to requirement of the sale of aviation motor fuel having certain octane ratings; providing a penalty.
HCR 85 Author: Baker, Andrew Z.
Last Action: Signed by the Governor
Caption: In memory of Vaughan Watkins "Boo" McLeod, father of Representative E. Douglas McLeod.
HCR 118 Author: Baker, Andrew Z.
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Judicial Affairs
Caption: Granting Shirley Danesi, et al, permission to sue the state and the Texas Department of Corrections and John Sealy Hospital.
HJR 35 Author: Baker, Andrew Z.
Last Action: Assigned to Constitutional Amendments Calendar
Caption: Proposing an amendment of Article XVI of the Texas Constitution to limit the civil liability of elected public officers for the unlawful or unauthorized conduct of subordinates.
HJR 59 Author: Baker, Andrew Z.
Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Amending Texas Constitution to provide that all courts have jurisdiction as provided by law.
HJR 66 Author: Baker, Andrew Z.
Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Proposing an amendment to the Texas Constitution to authorize the legislature to convene in veto session.
HR 110 Author: Baker, Andrew Z.
Caption: Relating to creating a special committee to study operations and policies of the Parks and Wildlife Department.
64th Regular Session
HB 52 Author: Baker, Andrew Z.
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Criminal Jurisprudence
Caption: Relating to eligibility for probation granted by a court for a person found guilty of certain misdemeanors.
HB 53 Author: Baker, Andrew Z.
Last Action: Effective in 90 days
Caption: Relating to the issuance and use of birth and death certificates of an illegitimate child.
HB 149 Author: Baker, Andrew Z.
Last Action: Considered by subcommittee in public hearing
Caption: Relating to the taking of shrimp in the Galveston Ship Channel between Galveston Island and Pelican Island.
HB 174 Author: Baker, Andrew Z.
Last Action: Reported from subcommittee favorably with amendments
Caption: Relating to longevity pay for sheriffs and their deputies.
HB 252 Author: Baker, Andrew Z.
Last Action: Reported from committee unfavorably
Caption: Assessing a civil penalty against registered voters who fail to vote in certain elections without sufficient reason for not voting; prescribing a criminal penalty for stating a false reason for not voting.
HB 253 Author: Baker, Andrew Z.
Last Action: Effective in 90 days
Caption: Relating to the preparation of a judgment in a criminal case.
HB 359 Author: Baker, Andrew Z.
Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to hours when liquor may be sold.
HB 459 Author: Baker, Andrew Z.
Last Action: Rules suspended
Caption: Authorizing forfeiture of property seized under the Texas Controlled Substances Act to the Texas Department of Public Safety or to county or city governments in certain cases; authorizing the forwarding of funds from public sale of forfeited property to the state, city, or county in certain cases; authorizing use of forfeited property for official purposes; providing for issuance of certificates of title to forfeited property; providing for payment of storage charges.
HB 460 Author: Baker, Andrew Z.
Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to fees and salaries paid to attorneys and engineers by certain special districts.
HB 461 Author: Baker, Andrew Z.
Last Action: Coauthor authorized
Caption: Relating to the assessment and collection of taxes in certain special districts.
HB 462 Author: Baker, Andrew Z.
Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to the time for election of members of the governing board of certain special districts.
HB 463 Author: Baker, Andrew Z.
Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to the issuance of bonds by certain districts authorized to provide water and sewer service and facilities.
HB 514 Author: Baker, Andrew Z.
Last Action: Reported from committee favorably without amendments
Caption: Relating to reasonable and prudent speed under certain conditions.
HB 515 Author: Baker, Andrew Z.
Last Action: Considered by committee in public hearing
Caption: Relating to the penalty for possession of marijuana.
HB 516 Author: Baker, Andrew Z.
Last Action: Effective in 90 days
Caption: Relating to the methods and manner of taking shrimp; providing for the issuance of duplicate shrimp boat licenses on a change of boat ownership; providing penalties; providing for the liability for violations; providing a period of limitation; providing for the seizure and method of sale of marine life; providing an exception to saltwater fish size limitations.
HB 595 Author: Baker, Andrew Z.
Last Action: Considered by committee in public hearing
Caption: Providing that an accused in a felony case shall have an examining trial before arraignment; relating to the grounds for a motion to set aside an indictment or information.
HB 808 Author: Baker, Andrew Z.
Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to membership of the firemen's and policemen's civil service commissions.
HB 980 Author: Baker, Andrew Z.
Last Action: Reported from subcommittee unfavorably
Caption: Relating to issuance of an operator's license to certain persons.
HB 1118 Author: Baker, Andrew Z.
Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to eligibility requirements for the position of fireman or policeman in the classified service.
HB 1152 Author: Baker, Andrew Z.
Last Action: Reported from committee favorably without amendments
Caption: Relating to certain chemical tests for intoxication.
HB 1299 Author: Baker, Andrew Z.
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Elections
Caption: Relating to conventions and executive committees of political parties making nominations by primary election.
HB 1301 Author: Baker, Andrew Z.
Last Action: Reported from committee favorably without amendments
Caption: Relating to the time for filing an application for probation.
HB 1302 Author: Baker, Andrew Z.
Last Action: Considered by committee in public hearing
Caption: Relating to release on bail pending a probation revocation hearing.
HB 1303 Author: Baker, Andrew Z.
Last Action: Reported from committee favorably with amendments
Caption: Relating to the unauthorized display or wearing of a badge, label, button, or emblem of a doctor of medicine, an organization, lodge, order, or society.
HB 1304 Author: Baker, Andrew Z.
Last Action: Reported from committee with substitute
Caption: Relating to the need for timely, regular and sufficient payment of wages to the citizens of the State of Texas, and to the powers, duties and functions of the Commissioner of the Texas Department of Labor in effectuating such payment.
HB 1421 Author: Baker, Andrew Z.
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Intergovernmental Affairs
Caption: Relating to the pay of grand and petit jurors.
HB 1422 Author: Baker, Andrew Z.
Last Action: Considered by committee in public hearing
Caption: Relating to discovery available to the defendant in a criminal case.
HB 1571 Author: Baker, Andrew Z.
Last Action: Considered by committee in public hearing
Caption: Relating to material to be sent to the department of public welfare by the clerk of the district court on the entry of a decree of adoption.
HB 1572 Author: Baker, Andrew Z.
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Intergovernmental Affairs
Caption: Relating to the salaries of district clerks.
HB 1573 Author: Baker, Andrew Z.
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Intergovernmental Affairs
Caption: Relating to the budget for and the funding of the salaries for district clerks and other personnel, and other budgeted items.
HB 1844 Author: Baker, Andrew Z.
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Intergovernmental Affairs
Caption: Relating to the receiving and approving of bail bonds.
HB 1845 Author: Baker, Andrew Z.
Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to the appropriation of $5,000,000.00 (Five Million Dollars) out of the General Revenue Fund for restoring historic town meeting halls in Texas; requiring 50% matching funds from the local government; requiring the local government to contract to maintain such historic meeting places.
HB 1846 Author: Baker, Andrew Z.
Last Action: Considered by committee in public hearing
Caption: Relating to exemption from motor vehicle registration fees for vehicles owned or leased by a "Boys Club of America".
HB 2193 Author: Baker, Andrew Z.
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Intergovernmental Affairs
Caption: Relating to longevity pay for commissioned deputy sheriffs and deputy constables.
HB 2224 Author: Baker, Andrew Z.
Last Action: Laid on the table subject to call
Caption: Relating to the compensation of commissioners of certain drainage districts.
63rd Regular Session
HB 318 Author: Baker, Andrew Z.
Last Action: Signed by the Governor
Caption: Relating to the issuance of certain bonds by coastal cities of more than 5,000 population; and declaring an emergency.
HB 483 Author: Baker, Andrew Z.
Last Action: Subcommittee hearing notice posted
Caption: Relating to regulation of drugs and other substances and to the prevention and control of abuse of drugs and controlled substances as define and classified; creating a Texas Drug Abuse Authority.
HB 633 Author: Baker, Andrew Z.
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Criminal Jurisprudence
Caption: Relating to the limits on value of property for felony and misdemeanor theft.
HB 647 Author: Baker, Andrew Z.
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Natural Resources
Caption: Relating to the assessment and collection of taxes in certain special districts.
HB 648 Author: Baker, Andrew Z.
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Natural Resources
Caption: Relating to the time for election of members of the governing board of certain special districts.
HB 649 Author: Baker, Andrew Z.
Last Action: Referred to Committee on State Affairs
Caption: Relating to creation, administration, operation, powers, duties and financing of the Texas Public Property Insurance Corporation; and declaring an emergency.
HB 651 Author: Baker, Andrew Z.
Last Action: Committee hearing date
Caption: Relating to creation of the 251st Judicial District, composed of Galveston County.
HB 665 Author: Baker, Andrew Z.
Last Action: Reported favorably
Caption: Relating to eligibility requirements for the position of fireman or policeman in the classified service.
HB 666 Author: Baker, Andrew Z.
Last Action: Reported favorably
Caption: Relating to the creation of the County Court No. 3 of Galveston County; and declaring an emergency.
HB 667 Author: Baker, Andrew Z.
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Criminal Jurisprudence
Caption: Relating to the age of children under the jurisdiction of the juvenile court.
HB 668 Author: Baker, Andrew Z.
Last Action: Subcommittee hearing date
Caption: Relating to compensation from county funds to certain district judges in Galveston County.
HB 790 Author: Baker, Andrew Z.
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Criminal Jurisprudence
Caption: Relating to preparation of the judgment.
HB 791 Author: Baker, Andrew Z.
Last Action: Signed by the Governor
Caption: Providing that the District Clerk may charge a reasonable fee for the performance of certain duties.
HB 1171 Author: Baker, Andrew Z.
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Natural Resources
Caption: Relating to fees and salaries paid to attorneys and engineers by certain special districts.
HB 1172 Author: Baker, Andrew Z.
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Natural Resources
Caption: Relating to the issuance of bonds by certain districts authorized to provide water and sewer service and facilities.
HB 1253 Author: Baker, Andrew Z.
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Criminal Jurisprudence
Caption: Relating to the issuance of search warrants.
HB 1344 Author: Baker, Andrew Z.
Last Action: Reported favorably
Caption: Relating to the administration and operation of fire and police civil service commissions in certain cities.
HB 1345 Author: Baker, Andrew Z.
Last Action: Referred to Committee on State Affairs
Caption: Relating to the creation of the office of State Firemen's and Policemen's Civil Service Commissioner who shall supervise the enforcement of the law relating to firemen's and policemen's civil service commissions and hear appeals by aggrieved firemen and policemen.
HB 1455 Author: Baker, Andrew Z.
Last Action: Signed by the Governor
Caption: Relating to the authority of a commissioners court to lease or dispose of real property.
HB 1573 Author: Baker, Andrew Z.
Last Action: Signed by the Governor
Caption: Relating to the compensation of county judges of certain counties; amending Subsection (b), Section 4, Chapter 427, Acts of the 54th Legislature, Regular Session, 1955, as amended by Chapter 268, Acts of the 62nd Legislature, Regular Session, 1971, and by Chapter 542, Acts of the 62nd Legislature, Regular Session, 1971 (Article 38831, Vernon's Texas Civil Statutes); and declaring an emergency.
HB 1617 Author: Baker, Andrew Z.
Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to abolition of the Parks and Wildlife Department and the transfer of its powers, duties, and functions to two newly established agencies; and declaring an emergency.
HB 1666 Author: Baker, Andrew Z.
Last Action: Signed by the Governor
Caption: Relating to the punishment for contempt in justice and municipal courts; amending Section 2, Chapter 831, Acts of the 62nd Legislature, Regular Session, 1971 (Article 1911a, Vernon's Texas Civil Statutes); and declaring an emergency.
HB 1728 Author: Baker, Andrew Z.
Last Action: Referred to Committee on State Affairs
Caption: Relinquishing and directing the conveyance to the City of Galveston, Texas, certain property situated in Galveston County, Texas, for good and sufficient consideration; providing for retention of minerals in, on, or under said property; and declaring an emergency.
HCR 178 Author: Baker, Andrew Z.
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Judiciary
Caption: Resolved, By the House of Representatives, the Senate of Texas concurring, that Emerald Properties, its partner, and their heirs and assigns, are hereby granted permission to bring one or more lawsuits against the State of Texas, and any of its agencies, within two years from the adoption of this Resolution in Court of Competent jurisdiction in Galveston County and/or Travis County.
HCR 179 Author: Baker, Andrew Z.
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Judiciary
Caption: Resolved, by the House of Representatives the Senate of Texas concurring, that the respective parties hereinafter designated and their respective heirs, successors and assigns are hereby granted permission, jointly or severally, to sue the State of Texas and any of its agencies, in one or more suits, within 2 years from the adoption of this Resolution in a court of competent jurisdiction in Galveston County and/or Travis County, Texas.
HJR 34 Author: Baker, Andrew Z.
Last Action: Referred to Committee on State Affairs
Caption: Proposing an amendment of the Texas Constitution authorizing the creation and financing of a state insurance corporation to insure public property in the Gulf Coast area.
HJR 46 Author: Baker, Andrew Z.
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Judiciary
Caption: Proposing an amendment of the Texas Constitution to increase jurisdiction of justices of the peace and county courts and to decrease the jurisdiction of the district courts.