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Legislation authored by John R. Bigham

Includes legislation with John R. Bigham as the primary author for the 63rd through 65th Legislatures. For other types of authorship, search the Legislative Archive System. Author information is not available prior to the 63rd Legislature.

65th Regular Session
HB 410 Author: Bigham, John R.
Last Action: Assigned to General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to remittance to a surety of an amount paid on judgment of bond forfeiture in certain circumstances.
HB 411 Author: Bigham, John R.
Last Action: Referred to Subcommittee on State Parks
Caption: Relating to the use of certain flotation devices by swimmers and divers more than 100 yards from shore; providing exceptions; providing a penalty.
HB 412 Author: Bigham, John R.
Last Action: Considered by subcommittee in formal meeting
Caption: Relating to exempting multiple placement homes approved by the federal Veterans Administration from state licensing requirements.
HB 413 Author: Bigham, John R.
Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to certain meetings to be held by water supply corporations.
HB 492 Author: Bigham, John R.
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Financial Institutions
Caption: Relating to the fee that may be charged for administrative costs in handling returned checks.
HB 840 Author: Bigham, John R.
Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to imposition, collection, administration, and enforcement of a tax on the rental of motor vehicles and additional taxes on the use of rental vehicles; providing a definition of motor vehicles; providing exemptions.
HB 868 Author: Bigham, John R.
Last Action: Referred to Subcommittee on Urban Affairs
Caption: Relating to the disannexation of part of a city.
HB 1008 Author: Bigham, John R.
Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the formation of county election precincts in cities having 10,000 or more inhabitants.
HB 1024 Author: Bigham, John R.
Last Action: Referred to Subcommittee on Judicial Districts
Caption: Relating to the creation of the 271st Judicial District composed of Bell County.
HB 1093 Author: Bigham, John R.
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Ways & Means
Caption: Relating to compensation to be paid by the state to judges of statutory courts and county attorneys.
HB 1101 Author: Bigham, John R.
Last Action: Considered by subcommittee in formal meeting
Caption: Relating to the regulation of the practice of social work; providing penalties.
HB 1332 Author: Bigham, John R.
Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to certain local option elections.
HB 1467 Author: Bigham, John R.
Last Action: Laid on the table subject to call
Caption: Relating to the validation of county time warrants.
HB 1703 Author: Bigham, John R.
Last Action: Effective on . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Caption: Relating to the imposition, collection, administration, and enforcement of taxes on the sale, use, rental, or lease of motor vehicles; providing penalties.
HB 1704 Author: Bigham, John R.
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Criminal Jurisprudence
Caption: Relating to the disposition of personal property in the possession of law enforcement athorities.
HCR 28 Author: Bigham, John R.
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Transportation
Caption: Memorializing Congress to raise speed limit to 60 mph. on certain highways.
64th Regular Session
HB 239 Author: Bigham, John R.
Last Action: Considered by committee in public hearing
Caption: Relating to the terms of the 27th, 146th, and 169th District Courts.
HB 240 Author: Bigham, John R.
Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to the age limits for compulsory school attendance.
HB 241 Author: Bigham, John R.
Last Action: Reported from committee favorably without amendments
Caption: Relating to regulations requiring an emergency exit in the roof of each school bus purchased for the transportation of public school students.
HB 242 Author: Bigham, John R.
Last Action: Referred to Committee on State Affairs
Caption: Relating to the establishment and operation of the Texas Environmental Protection Agency; transferring to it certain functions of certain state agencies; abolishing certain state agencies.
HB 281 Author: Bigham, John R.
Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to the obligation of a bank to pay certain types of checks.
HB 376 Author: Bigham, John R.
Last Action: Considered by subcommittee in formal meeting
Caption: Relating to the regulation of barbers and cosmetologists.
HB 396 Author: Bigham, John R.
Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to filing sworn statements to make certain water rights claims.
HB 397 Author: Bigham, John R.
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Revenue and Taxation
Caption: Relating to allowing the use of irrevocable letters of credit issued by banks authorized to transact business in Texas as security for the payment of sales and use taxes under the Limited Sales, Excise and Use Tax Act; providing in certain cases for the forfeiture of security or the demand of payment on bonds or letters of credit no earlier than 60 days after the due date of sales and use taxes.
HB 1008 Author: Bigham, John R.
Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to certain outdoor advertising erected or maintained along certain highways.
HB 1009 Author: Bigham, John R.
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Criminal Jurisprudence
Caption: Relating to the offense of and punishment for bribery.
HB 1706 Author: Bigham, John R.
Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to the requirement that the secretary of state maintain a register containing the name and business address of each person who provides services to an agency of the state; providing an effective date.
HB 1707 Author: Bigham, John R.
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Intergovernmental Affairs
Caption: Relating to local adminstrative policies and procedures and to indirect costs of local governmental contracting parties under the Interlocal Cooperation Act.
HB 2189 Author: Bigham, John R.
Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Requiring an operator of a restaurant to keep on the restaurant premises a device for dislodging food stuck in a person's throat; providing a penalty.
HB 2190 Author: Bigham, John R.
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Intergovernmental Affairs
Caption: Relating to the compensation, expenses, and allowances of certain officers and employees paid wholly from county funds and relating to the membership of county salary grievance committees.
HB 2191 Author: Bigham, John R.
Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to the approval by the commissioners court of expenditures from the county treasury.
HB 2192 Author: Bigham, John R.
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Criminal Jurisprudence
Caption: Relating to shooting or throwing objects at certain conveyances; providing a penalty.
HB 2209 Author: Bigham, John R.
Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the transfer of cases and exchange of benches by the judges of the county court and county courts at law in Bell County.
HB 2227 Author: Bigham, John R.
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Judiciary
Caption: Relating to the licensing of persons engaged in the business of executing bail bonds in certain counties.
HCR 24 Author: Bigham, John R.
Last Action: Signed by Governor
Caption: Memorializing Congress to enact price subsidies and import restrictions to relieve Texas farmers and ranchers.
HCR 59 Author: Bigham, John R.
Last Action: Signed by Governor
Caption: In memory of Hollie Tull.
HCR 126 Author: Bigham, John R.
Last Action: Signed by Governor
Caption: Calling for observance of Texas Independence Day in relation to the bicentennial celebration.
HCR 142 Author: Bigham, John R.
Last Action: Signed by Governor
Caption: Providing for removal for display and preservation of cut-glass windows in the capitol skylight.
HJR 32 Author: Bigham, John R.
Last Action: Coauthor authorized
Caption: Relating to revising the constitution.
HR 58 Author: Bigham, John R.
Caption: relating to endorsing the proposed resources conservation and development project of the Central Texas Council of Governments.
63rd Regular Session
HB 2 Author: Bigham, John R.
Last Action: Signed by the Governor
Caption: Relating to the activities, registration, and reporting requirements of persons engaging in activities designed to influence legislation; providing for enforcement of the Act; providing penalties; prohibiting certain acts.
HB 179 Author: Bigham, John R.
Last Action: Considered in public hearing
Caption: Relating to the refund of a security deposit by a landlord to a tenant and legal action by the tenant if refund is not made; and declaring an emergency.
HB 180 Author: Bigham, John R.
Last Action: Amended in committee
Caption: Prohibiting certain licenses and permittees under the Texas Liquor Control Act from employing dnacers less than 18 years of age under certain circumstances; adding a Section 59 to Article I, Texas Liquor Control Act, as amended (Article 666-1, et seq., Vernon's Texas Penal Code); and declaring an emergency.
HB 181 Author: Bigham, John R.
Last Action: Signed by the Governor
Caption: Relating to the towing of vehicles by certain motor vehicles; amending Subsection (c) of, and adding Subsection (c-1) to Section 3, Chapter 42, Acts of the 41st Legislature, 2nd Called Session, 1929, as amended (Article 827a, Vernon's Texas Penal Code); and declaring an emergency.
HB 395 Author: Bigham, John R.
Last Action: Subcommittee hearing date
Caption: Relating to the negotiability of promissory notes or other evidences of indebtedness of a consumer; relating to consumer loan transactions; providing penalties; and declaring an emergency.
HB 682 Author: Bigham, John R.
Last Action: Subcommittee hearing date
Caption: Relating to the age limit for compulsory school attendance.
HB 801 Author: Bigham, John R.
Last Action: Sent to Calendar Committee
Caption: Relating to protection of both the public and private landowners against unreasonable use of and damage to the surface estate of lands and the pollution of creeks, rivers, and water courses by persons, firms, and corporations engaged in drilling for, producing, and transporting oil, gas, and other minerals and further relating to the protection of livestock and wild game against injury and death, and further relating to the protection of the water resources of this state against pollution and depletion.
HB 826 Author: Bigham, John R.
Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to the licensing and regulation of persons involved in cardiology technology; providing penalties.
HB 827 Author: Bigham, John R.
Last Action: Amended in committee
Caption: Relating to requiring reports from corporations concerning certain agricultural land; providing a penalty.
HB 832 Author: Bigham, John R.
Last Action: Signed by the Governor
Caption: Relating to the jurisdiction and terms of the 27th, 146th and 169th Districts Courts.
HB 877 Author: Bigham, John R.
Last Action: Signed by the Governor
Caption: Establishing certain rights, duties, and remedies of residential landlords and tenants in regard to tenants' security deposits; granting persons eighteen years of age and older the right to enter into binding residential agreements and/or security deposit agreements; repealing inconsistent laws; providing an effective date.
HB 1552 Author: Bigham, John R.
Last Action: Committee hearing date
Caption: Establishing the Texas Environmental Protection Agency; transferring to it all the functions of the Texas Water Quality Board and Texas Air Control Board; so much of the functions of the State Department of Health as pertain to water pollution, septic tanks, and solid waste disposal; so much of the functions of the Agriculture Department as pertain to the regulation of insecticides, fungicides, and rodenticides; so much of the functions of the Railroad Commission as pertain to pollution caused by oil and gas operations; so much of the functions of the Texas Water Development Board as pertains to pollution control; and so much of the functions of the Parks and Wildlife Department as pertains to the enforcement of water quality standards; and transferring certain officials and employees to the Texas Environmental Agency; and declaring an emergency.
HCR 181 Author: Bigham, John R.
Last Action: Filed without Governor's signature
Caption: Memorializing Congress to direct the USDA to have more realistic regulations regarding classing of cotton, particularly in reducing penalties on "barkie" cotton.
HCR 185 Author: Bigham, John R.
Last Action: Filed without Governor's signature
Caption: Memorializing the Congress of the United States to authorize the use of cyanide guns as an effective and humane method of dealing with problems of predator control.
HR 92 Author: Bigham, John R.
Caption: Congratulating Miss Faith Watson.
HR 134 Author: Bigham, John R.
Caption: Creating a special interim committee to study the need for licensing salvage and wrecking yards for the purpose of controlling automobile thefts.
HR 135 Author: Bigham, John R.
Caption: Requesting the Sub-Committee on Wildlife Preservation of the Environmental Affairs Committee to make a study of wildlife management and financing.
62nd Regular Session
HB 209 Author: Bigham, John R.
Caption: Relating to authorizing waiver of right to be accused by indictment in noncapital felony cases.
HB 210 Author: Bigham, John R.
Caption: Relating to eligibility for beginning positions with police departments.
HB 542 Author: Bigham, John R.
Caption: Relating to the engine size of a motorcycle, motor scooter, or motorized bicycle for which a special combination operator and commercial operator restricted license may be issued to any person between the ages of 15 and 18 years.
HB 698 Author: Bigham, John R.
Caption: Relating to regulating the use, transportation, storage and disposal of pesticides; creating the Texas Pesticide Control Agency; prescribing the agency's organization, powers, duties, and functions; prescribing a penalty for violation of its rules.
HB 845 Author: Bigham, John R.
Caption: Relating to carriers regulated by the Interstate Commerce Commission; providing for severability.
HB 1079 Author: Bigham, John R. | et. al.
Caption: Relating to proof of financial responsibility on registration of a motor vehicle and on application for a driver's license and maintenance of proof of financial responsibility.
HB 1252 Author: Bigham, John R. | et. al.
Caption: Relating to the sale and reproduction for sale of a sound recording that is reproduced without the consent of the producer of the original recording; providing penalties for violation.
HCR 77 Author: Bigham, John R. | et. al.
Caption: Commending Joe D. Hernandez.
HCR 127 Author: Bigham, John R.
Caption: Granting Cockrell and Gibbs Enterprises permission to sue the state.
HCR 160 Author: Bigham, John R.
Caption: Requesting the Senate to furnish the House with a duplicate copy of SB 748.
HR 140 Author: Bigham, John R.
Caption: In memory of James Orville Wiggington.
HR 171 Author: Bigham, John R.
Caption: Commending the citizens of Benton, Texas.
HR 283 Author: Bigham, John R.
Caption: Congratulating Miss Mary Helen Yarbrough.
62nd 2nd Called Session
HCR 20 Author: Bigham, John R.
Caption: In memory of Ralph Wilson, Sr.
HR 53 Author: Bigham, John R.
Caption: Commending the members of the Explorer Torch Club.
HR 59 Author: Bigham, John R.
Caption: Commending Lamar A. Zivley.
62nd 3rd Called Session
HR 124 Author: Bigham, John R.
Caption: Naming the "Speaker Pro Tem Committee Room."
62nd 4th Called Session
HB 45 Author: Bigham, John R.
Caption: Relating to the membership of the Bell County Juvenile Board and the compensation of its members.
61st Regular Session
HB 155 Author: Bigham, John R. | et. al.
Caption: Relating to including income of insurers from investment of their funds in the factors to be considered in setting rates of insurance premiums.
HB 468 Author: Bigham, John R.
Caption: Relating to the establishment of a medical branch of The University of Texas, to be known as The University of Texas Medical School at Temple.
HB 1082 Author: Bigham, John R.
Caption: Relating to making it unlawful to attempt to break or enter a coin-operated machine, or to work or manipulate the machinery of any coin-operated machine, with the purpose of committing theft of personal property from the machine or of obtaining any service through the instrumentality of the machine and prescribing a penalty.
61st 1st Called Session
HB 82 Author: Bigham, John R. | et. al.
Caption: Relating to the creation of the 169th Judicial District, composed of the County of Bell.