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Legislation authored by Phil Cates

Includes legislation with Phil Cates 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 179 Author: Cates, Phil
Last Action: Considered by committee in public hearing
Caption: Relating to the protection of the quality of human life, health, safety, and general welfare of county residents by the enactment of county ordinances; providing penalties; and declaring an emergency.
HB 266 Author: Cates, Phil
Last Action: Considered by subcommittee in formal meeting
Caption: Relating to proof of financial responsibility on registration of a motor vehicle.
HB 267 Author: Cates, Phil
Last Action: Referred to Subcommittee on Judicial Districts
Caption: Relating to the creation of the 247th Judicial District composed of Gray County.
HB 562 Author: Cates, Phil
Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to a court's instructions to the jury on the laws of parole and commutation of sentence for good behavior.
HB 1043 Author: Cates, Phil
Last Action: Laid on the table subject to call
Caption: Relating to municipal annexation.
HB 1129 Author: Cates, Phil
Last Action: Read second time
Caption: Relating to supplemental service retirement benefit for certain peace officers and custodial officers; creating a fund from which supplemental benefit payments may be made and providing for funding appropriations; relating to administration of the benefit program; providing penalties.
HB 1509 Author: Cates, Phil
Last Action: New conference committee requested
Caption: Relating to the ex officio membership of members of the state executive commitee of a political party that is required to hold primary elections on certain county and district executive committees of the party.
HB 1589 Author: Cates, Phil
Last Action: Considered by committee in public hearing
Caption: Relating to the creation of a juvenile board in each of the counties of Carson, Childress, Collingsworth, Donley, Hall; providing for a juvenile officer.
HB 1590 Author: Cates, Phil
Last Action: Referred to Committee on State Affairs
Caption: Relating to state agency funding of property damage insurance.
HB 1657 Author: Cates, Phil
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Public Education
Caption: Relating to the allowable total base cost of transportation under the Foundation School Program.
HB 1669 Author: Cates, Phil
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Business and Industry
Caption: Relating to the prohibition of the sale and use of fireworks; providing a penalty.
HR 48 Author: Cates, Phil
Caption: Commending industries recycling cans and bottles.
HR 56 Author: Cates, Phil
Caption: Calling on all Texans to join the City of Shamrock in celebrating St. Patrick's Day, March 17.
64th Regular Session
HB 675 Author: Cates, Phil
Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the creation, administration, powers, duties, functions, procedures, and financing of the Matador Water District.
HB 865 Author: Cates, Phil
Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to authority of the Green Belt Municipal and Industrial Water Authority to enter into contracts with and accept grants from the United States Government or any of its agencies or instrumentalities; providing for severability.
HB 1295 Author: Cates, Phil
Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to the expenses of the shorthand reporter for the 31st Judicial District.
HB 1642 Author: Cates, Phil
Last Action: Reported from committee with substitute
Caption: Relating to certain powers of coal slurry corporations.
HB 1694 Author: Cates, Phil
Last Action: Motion to suspend rules lost
Caption: Relating to the power of commissioners courts to adopt ordinances after approval at elections called and held for that purpose; prescribing the voting requirements for such approval; excluding from the application of the ordinances the area within the limits of incorporated cities or towns; limiting the exercise of the power within the extraterritorial jurisdiction of incorporated cities and towns; declaring ordinances of certain types invalid.
HB 1802 Author: Cates, Phil
Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to allowing counterclaims for damages for abuse of process to be filed in any civil action for damages for personal injury or death; repealing all laws in conflict.
HCR 33 Author: Cates, Phil
Last Action: Signed by Governor
Caption: Directing certain agencies to mark the boundaries of the Canadian River.
HR 43 Author: Cates, Phil
Caption: In memory of the Honorable Francis Eugene Worley.
HR 117 Author: Cates, Phil
Caption: Relating to creating an interim committee to study all aspects of attracting industry to Texas.
HR 160 Author: Cates, Phil
Caption: In memory of Bob Wills.
HR 171 Author: Cates, Phil
Caption: Commending agencies assisting the city of Lefors after tornado.
HR 177 Author: Cates, Phil
Caption: Relating to directing a subcommittee of the Committee on Business and Industry to study the status of minority business enterprise in Texas.
HR 226 Author: Cates, Phil
Caption: congratulating the Honorable Chris Victor Semos.
63rd Regular Session
HB 476 Author: Cates, Phil
Last Action: Signed by the Governor
Caption: Relating to terms of court for the 31st Judicial District.
HB 552 Author: Cates, Phil
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Intergovernmental Relations
Caption: Creating the Greenbelt Municipal and Industrial Water Authority, by deleting the City of Memphis from the Authority and including within the boundaries of the Authority all territory annexed to the Cities of Childress, Clarendon, Crowell, Hedley and Quanah since their initial inclusion within the Authority; providing methods for the annexation of territory to the Authority; authorizing the Authority to acquire and operate retail water distribution systems and any and all property of any kind, real, personal or mixed, within or without the boundaries of the Authority; author zing the Authority to issue its bonds to mature within fifty years from their date to sell said bonds at a price and under terms determined by the Board of Directors to be the most advantageous reasonably obtainable; authorizing the Authority to employ and constitute its own law enforcement officers with power to make arrests when necessary; enacting other provisions relating to the subject; providing a severability clause.
HB 693 Author: Cates, Phil
Last Action: Amended in committee
Caption: Making privileged information transmitted between a conselor employed by an educational institution and a student enrolled in the institution.
HB 704 Author: Cates, Phil
Last Action: Committee hearing date
Caption: Authorizing the State Department of Public Welfare to comply with the provisions of Public Law 92-503 and any amendments thereto or rules and regulations issued pursuant thereto; authorizing the Department to enter into any agreements or contracts necessary to carry out the provisions of such Act; providing a repealing clause, a savings clause; and declaring an emergency.
HB 838 Author: Cates, Phil
Last Action: Signed by the Governor
Caption: Relating to the fee to be charged for permits to hunt on wildlife management areas; providing standards for setting the amount of the fee.
HB 925 Author: Cates, Phil
Last Action: Signed by the Governor
Caption: Appropriating funds to Mexia State School and Rusk State Hospital under the Department of Mental Health and Mental Retardation; and declaring an emergency.
HB 926 Author: Cates, Phil
Last Action: Subcommittee hearing date
Caption: Relating to the creation, establishment, administration, maintenance, operation, and financing of the Lockney General Hospital District of Floyd County, Texas.
HB 1336 Author: Cates, Phil
Last Action: Committee hearing date
Caption: Relating to the maximum debt which may be incurred by certain water districts.
HB 1687 Author: Cates, Phil
Last Action: Signed by the Governor
Caption: Abolishing the office of County School Superintendent in Wheeler County; and declaring an emergency.
HCR 79 Author: Cates, Phil
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Rules
Caption: Commending the astronauts of Apollo 17 for their actions in praying while in space flight.
HR 109 Author: Cates, Phil
Caption: Requesting Committee on Agriculture and Livestock to review laws relating to the Animal Health Commission.
HR 239 Author: Cates, Phil
Caption: Creating an interim committee to study pari-mutuel betting programs of other states.
HR 240 Author: Cates, Phil
Caption: Creating an interim committee to study state lotteries in other states.
62nd Regular Session
HB 1677 Author: Cates, Phil
Caption: Relating to providing for the creation of the Hansford County Hospital District over all Hansford County, Texas.
HB 1780 Author: Cates, Phil
Caption: Relating to permitting hospital districts organized pursuant to Section 9, Article IX, of the Constitution of the State of Texas, to adopt their own tax rolls, and prescribing procedures therefor.
HB 1862 Author: Cates, Phil
Caption: Relating to permitting refunds of moneys paid under certain mineral leases on public lands if the exploration, development, drilling, or production of minerals is prevented by governmental action.
HR 87 Author: Cates, Phil
Caption: In memory of J. Arval Montgomery.
HR 192 Author: Cates, Phil
Caption: Congratulating Governor Preston Smith on his birthday.
HR 196 Author: Cates, Phil
Caption: In memory of John Emmitt Dwyer.
HR 420 Author: Cates, Phil
Caption: Congratulating the Pampa High School Choir on its contributions to music and to the State of Texas.
HR 443 Author: Cates, Phil
Caption: Commending the Perryton High School Ranger Band.
HR 675 Author: Cates, Phil
Caption: Creating a special interim committee to study how state financial aid to private institutions of higher learning or students in such institutions is allocated in other states and how it might be allocated in Texas.
62nd 1st Called Session
HR 6 Author: Cates, Phil
Caption: Creating a special interim committee to study how state financial aid to private institutions of higher learning or students in such institutions is allocated and how it might be allocated in this state.
HR 39 Author: Cates, Phil | et. al.
Caption: Congratulating Dee Jon and Lou Ann Davis upon their 11th wedding anniversary.
62nd 3rd Called Session
HR 80 Author: Cates, Phil
Caption: Commending Mr. and Mrs. Fred Neslage and their 11 children.
62nd 4th Called Session
HR 81 Author: Cates, Phil
Caption: Recognizing Lilia Marisa Garcia and Alessandra Maria Garcia as mascots of the House of Representatives.