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Legislation authored by L. DeWitt Hale

Includes legislation with L. DeWitt Hale 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 588 Author: Hale, L. DeWitt
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Public Education
Caption: Defining certain terms as used herein, prescribing employment contracts of a specified duration for certain teachers in this State, prescribing the causes by which and the procedures by which certain teacher employment contracts may be terminated, providing for review of orders discharging and dismissing certain teachers holding term contracts; providing certain teachers with certain rights; providing terms under which certain teachers may resign and penalties for failure to fulfill contract obligations; and declaring an emergency.
HB 589 Author: Hale, L. DeWitt
Last Action: Effective in 90 days
Caption: Relating to publication of notice of intent to apply for the passage of a local or special law.
HB 590 Author: Hale, L. DeWitt
Last Action: Assigned to General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to the recognition of money judgments by courts of foreign countries; creating the Uniform Foreign Country Money-Judgement Recognition Act; and declaring an emergency.
HB 612 Author: Hale, L. DeWitt
Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Amending the following sections of the Texas Education Code, as amended, relating to the Teacher Retirement System of Texas.
HB 613 Author: Hale, L. DeWitt
Last Action: Considered by committee in public hearing
Caption: Relating to public school education.
HB 691 Author: Hale, L. DeWitt
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Insurance
Caption: An Act amending the Texas Insurance Code, so as to extend certain maximum rate provisions on property to additional classes of risks located seaward of the Intracoastal Canal; repealing all laws or parts of laws in conflict here-with; declaring an emergency.
HB 692 Author: Hale, L. DeWitt
Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: An Act to provide that certain prohibitions are nota pplicable to certified peace officers and to provide for such peace officers certain defense when charged with carrying a weapon; repealing all laws or parts of laws in conflict herewith; and declaring an emergency.
HB 944 Author: Hale, L. DeWitt
Last Action: Effective on . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Caption: Relating to the establishment of the University System of South Texas; changing the names of certain institutions of higher education.
HB 1094 Author: Hale, L. DeWitt
Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: An Act appropriating supplemental sums of money for the fiscal year ending August 31, 1977,to pay the additional cost of purchased utilities (nontransferable) at certain public institutions of higher education and declaring an emergency.
HB 1315 Author: Hale, L. DeWitt
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Calendars
Caption: An act pertaining to the reporting of contributions and expenditures in political campaigns; authorizing general purpose political committees to file monthly reports in lieu of other required by law; regulating the making and reporting of contributions by corporations or labor organizations to political committees for the establishment and administration thereof; providing for severability.
HB 1424 Author: Hale, L. DeWitt
Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the compensation of the judges of the County Court at Law No.1, and the County Court at Law No.2, the County Court at Law No.3, and the Court of Domestic Relations, all of Nueces County.
HB 1480 Author: Hale, L. DeWitt
Last Action: Considered by subcommittee in formal meeting
Caption: Relating to workmen's compensation law.
HB 1583 Author: Hale, L. DeWitt
Last Action: Considered by subcommittee in formal meeting
Caption: Correcting invalidities, and ambiguities in the Texas Election Code and providing an optional filing method for general purpose political committees.
HB 1584 Author: Hale, L. DeWitt
Last Action: Considered by committee in public hearing
Caption: Defining the term "sub-contractor" as used in the Texas Workmen's Compensation Act; determining who are employees of the sub-contractor for coverage under the Workmen's Compensation Act.
HB 1585 Author: Hale, L. DeWitt
Last Action: Considered by subcommittee in formal meeting
Caption: Relating to workmen's compensation insurance coverages of sub-contractors as defined herein; defining terms; determining who are employees of the sub-contractor for coverages under the Workmen's Compensation Insurance Act; providing for severability.
HB 1678 Author: Hale, L. DeWitt
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Liquor Regulation
Caption: To define the persons to whom Manufacturers and General, Local and Branch Distributors may sell and to limit the persons who may obtain a Branch Distributor's License.
HB 1805 Author: Hale, L. DeWitt
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Judiciary
Caption: Changing the name of the State Judicial Qualifications Commission to the State Commission of Judicial Conduct, and relating to witness fees to be paid by the commission, the authority of a master to enforce a subpoena or grant immunity to a witness, and compensation payable to a master.
HB 1831 Author: Hale, L. DeWitt
Last Action: Effective in 90 days
Caption: Concerning exemption from the limited sales and use tax of certain items used in broadcasting operations by radio and television broadcast stations.
HB 1832 Author: Hale, L. DeWitt
Last Action: Effective in 90 days
Caption: Relating to the method of electing municipal oficers in cities having in excess of 200,000 inhabitants.
HB 1833 Author: Hale, L. DeWitt
Last Action: Effective in 90 days
Caption: Relating to maintenance and inspection of records of absentee voters and the applications for absentee ballots and accompanying papers.
HB 1884 Author: Hale, L. DeWitt
Last Action: Assigned to General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to renaming the Courts of Civil Appeals as Courts of Appeals and relating to the composition, jurisdiction, and writ power of those courts; relating to the authority of the Court of Criminal Appeals to issue writs of prohibition and procedendo and any other writs necessary to enforce its jurisdiction and to punish disobedience and hold in contempt parties who wilfully disobey writs; making the effectiveness of this Act contingent on the adoption of a constitutional amendment.
HB 1918 Author: Hale, L. DeWitt
Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to chemical test for intoxication; authorizing other types of tests for intoxication; changing standards for presumption of intoxication when consumption of other drug is shown; authorizing intoxication tests even though the subject is unconscious or dead; providing that evidence of refusal to take intoxication test shall be admissible in criminal prosecutions; eliminating suspension of operators license as part of penalty for final conviction of offense of DWI or DUID.
HB 1919 Author: Hale, L. DeWitt
Last Action: Assigned to Consent Calendar
Caption: Relating to valuation of property for taxation when said property is nominally owned by nonprofit associations, corporations, or other organizations for the use, benefits, and enjoyment of their members; authorizing the tax assessor to value such property on a nominal basis under certain conditions; providing that the true value of such nominally owned property is reflected in the enhanced value of the property owned by the members of the organization whose ownership entitles them to the use and enjoyment of the nominally owned property; defining certain terms and conditions; proclaiming legislative policy with respect to such nominally owned property; repealing all laws or parts of laws in conflict herewith; and declaring an emergency.
HB 2194 Author: Hale, L. DeWitt
Last Action: Effective in 90 days
Caption: Relating to the disposition of surplus state property.
HB 2196 Author: Hale, L. DeWitt
Last Action: Effective on . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Caption: Increasing the compensation of the members of the Nueces County Juvenile Board.
HCR 132 Author: Hale, L. DeWitt
Last Action: Signed by the Governor
Caption: Permitting Charles W. Orr to sue the state.
HCR 133 Author: Hale, L. DeWitt
Last Action: Signed by the Governor
Caption: Permitting Horace Caldwell Cattle Company, et al., to sue the state and the Texas Animal Health commission.
HCR 134 Author: Hale, L. DeWitt
Last Action: Signed by the Governor
Caption: Permitting William P. and Thomas Riddick to sue the Texas Animal Health Commission.
HJR 94 Author: Hale, L. DeWitt
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Constitutional Amendments
Caption: Proposing to amend the Texas constitution relating to the name, powers, and proceedings of the Judicial Qualifications Commission and others.
HJR 95 Author: Hale, L. DeWitt
Last Action: Considered by committee in public hearing
Caption: Proposing an amendment of the Texas Constitution relating to the appellate jurisdiction and the the writ authority of the Court of Criminal Appeals; relating to replacing the Courts of Civil Appeals with Courts of Appeals, having civil and criminal appellate jurisdiction.
HJR 96 Author: Hale, L. DeWitt
Last Action: Considered by committee in public hearing
Caption: Proposing an amendment of the Texas Constitution to increase the number of Judges of the Court of Criminal Appeals from five to seven, to change the name of Courts of Civil Appeals to Courts of Appeals and granting such courts criminal jurisdiction as may be perscribed by law.
HR 14 Author: Hale, L. DeWitt
Caption: Creating the House General Investigating Committee.
HR 15 Author: Hale, L. DeWitt
Caption: Adopting the permanent rules of the House for the 65th Legislature.
65th 2nd Called Session
HCR 3 Author: Hale, L. DeWitt
Last Action: Signed by the Governor
Caption: Granting Jack Davis and wife, Kathleen Davis, permission ot sue the state.
HCR 4 Author: Hale, L. DeWitt
Last Action: Signed by the Governor
Caption: Granting Bruce Anderson and Cecil R. Payne permission to sue the state.
HJR 10 Author: Hale, L. DeWitt
Last Action: Considered by committee in public hearing
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment to provide for a basic exemption from all taxation of three thousand dollars ($3000) of the assessed value of all residence homesteads and an exemption of six thousand dollars ($6000) of the assessed taxable value if such residence homestead is owned by a person sixty-five (65) years of age or older.
HJR 34 Author: Hale, L. DeWitt
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Constitutional Amendments
Caption: Proposing a Constitutional Amendment to authorize the Legislature to classify all property for taxation, to define such classes and the components thereof, to impose differing rates between classes, and providing that taxes within each class shall be equal and uniform.
64th Regular Session
HB 332 Author: Hale, L. DeWitt
Last Action: Considered by committee in public hearing
Caption: Amending the Insurance Code of Texas of 1951, as amended, to authorize the writing of home warranty insurance in Texas; providing for regulation thereof by the State Board of Insurance; determining reserve requirements for such insurance.
HB 378 Author: Hale, L. DeWitt
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Criminal Jurisprudence
Caption: Relating to waiver of grounds not claimed in certain writ proceedings; providing for severability.
HB 379 Author: Hale, L. DeWitt
Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Authorizing the Attorney General to enforce the provisions of the Texas Clean Air Act, the Texas Water Quality Act, the Solid Waste Disposal Act, the Disposal Well Act or any rule, regulation, order, permit, or variance issued pursuant to said statutes.
HB 418 Author: Hale, L. DeWitt
Last Action: Reported from committee favorably with amendments
Caption: Defining certain terms as used herein, prescribing employment contracts of a specified duration for certain teachers in this State, prescribing the reasons for which certain teacher employment contacts may be terminated.
HB 419 Author: Hale, L. DeWitt
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Public Education
Caption: Providing that boards of trustees consult with representatives of teachers and groups of auxiliary personnel employed in a school district under certain conditions; providing certain procedures to be followed in consultations between boards of trustees and representatives of teachers and groups of auxiliary personnel; providing means for representation in consultations for boards of trustees, teachers and groups of auxiliary personnel; providing authorization for certain agreements; providing means for advisory assistance in consultations between boards of trustees and representatives of teachers and groups of auxiliary personnel; providing certain persons with the right to be heard by boards of trustees; providing that boards of trustees establish methods for effective communication with administrators; providing that this Act in no way diminish the powers of principals or superintendents as provided in Section 16.102 of the Texas Education Code; defining certain terms; repealing certain laws.
HB 420 Author: Hale, L. DeWitt
Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Amending Chapter 16 of the Texas Education Code; declaring that this Act is not intended to alter or affect other laws or other Chapters of the Texas Education Code; providing the effective date of this Act; declaring the Act to be severable.
HB 872 Author: Hale, L. DeWitt
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Intergovernmental Relations
Caption: Authorizing advisory elections in connection with the issuance of revenue bonds by commissioners courts for and on behalf of certain hospital districts.
HB 873 Author: Hale, L. DeWitt
Last Action: Effective in 90 days
Caption: Relating to the reproduction, recording, and retention of records in the courts of civil appeals for certain supreme judicial districts by microfilm or other process which correctly and legibly reproduces or which forms a medium of copying or reproducing certain records; providing for the formulation and implementation of a written plan for such activities; requiring such written plans to be approved by the court of civil appeals and entered in the minutes of such courts; providing for the implementation for such plans; authorizing the destruction of original records under certain conditions and providing exceptions; repealing all laws or parts of laws in conflict herewith.
HB 874 Author: Hale, L. DeWitt
Last Action: Referred to Committee on State Affairs
Caption: Relating to the taxation of the sale and service of alcoholic beverages by certain permittees; providing an effective date.
HB 1019 Author: Hale, L. DeWitt
Last Action: Effective in 90 days
Caption: Authorizing the Court of Civil Appeals for the Thirteenth Supreme Judicial District to transact its business in places other than the City of Corpus Christi; providing that all cases originating in Nueces County shall be heard and tried in such county.
HB 1104 Author: Hale, L. DeWitt
Last Action: Reported from committee favorably without amendments
Caption: Amending Acts 1973, 63rd Legislature, Regular Session, Page 574, Chapter 246; amending Section 1 of said Act to change the definition of "Home Solicitation Transaction"; providing that such definition shall apply to the sale of realty only when the transaction occurs at the residence of the prospective buyer.
HB 1105 Author: Hale, L. DeWitt
Last Action: Effective in 90 days
Caption: Creating a time limitation within which certain actions must be brought against any person performing or furnishing construction or repair of an improvement to real property.
HB 1106 Author: Hale, L. DeWitt
Last Action: Considered by committee in public hearing
Caption: Providing minimum uniform standards of procedure in agency practice; establishing a method for statewide dissemination of information regarding agency actions; clarifying the means of judicial review of agency actions.
HB 1184 Author: Hale, L. DeWitt
Last Action: Reported from committee favorably without amendments
Caption: Enlarging the definition of "notice" as contained in said section.
HB 1185 Author: Hale, L. DeWitt
Last Action: Reported from subcommittee favorably with amendments
Caption: Defining the word "trivial" as used in said section; providing that said exceptions shall not be a criminal offense and no prosecution shall arise therefrom.
HB 1217 Author: Hale, L. DeWitt
Last Action: Effective in 90 days
Caption: Relating to the activities, registration, and reporting requirements of persons engaging in activities designed to influence legislation.
HB 1235 Author: Hale, L. DeWitt
Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to the creation of the Joint Advisory Committee on Government Operations.
HB 1245 Author: Hale, L. DeWitt
Last Action: Reported from committee favorably
Caption: Authorizing retired district judges to attend annual or special sessions of judges called by the presiding judge of the administrative district in which they reside and to provide for the payment of expenses for the attendance at such meetings.
HB 1297 Author: Hale, L. DeWitt
Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to judicial administration and the creation of the Office of Court Management, composed of an administrative division, judicial council, and qualifications commission; creating trial court administrative districts and authorizing urban trial court administration; providing certain transitional provisions and an effective date.
HB 1774 Author: Hale, L. DeWitt
Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to credit for prior service in the elective position of county school superintendent by a member of a county and district retirement system; repealing all laws or parts of laws in conflict herewith.
HB 1813 Author: Hale, L. DeWitt
Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to the composition of state representative districts in Aransas, San Patricio, and Nueces counties; providing that provisions hereof shall be effective for the 65th Legislature; repealing all laws or parts of laws in conflict herewith.
HB 1886 Author: Hale, L. DeWitt
Last Action: Effective in 90 days
Caption: Providing penalties for doing plumbing work without a license issued by the Texas State Board of Plumbing Examiners.
HB 1887 Author: Hale, L. DeWitt
Last Action: Effective in 90 days
Caption: Amending Section 62.153 of the Texas Water Code relating to the duties of the district treasurer and providing that vouchers may be signed by certain designated persons; repealing laws in conflict.
HB 1888 Author: Hale, L. DeWitt
Last Action: Reported from committee favorably without amendments
Caption: Amending the Texas Water Code relating to the acquisition and disposition of state owned lands and flats by navigation districts; repealing laws in conflict.
HB 2151 Author: Hale, L. DeWitt
Last Action: Effective in 90 days
Caption: Relating to the compensation of the judges of County Court at Law No. 1, the County Court at Law No. 2, and the County Court at Law No. 3, and the Court of Domestic Relations, all of Nueces County; providing for severability; repealing all laws or parts of laws in conflict herewith.
HB 2160 Author: Hale, L. DeWitt
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Intergovernmental Affairs
Caption: Providing that the provisions of Title 63 shall not apply to construction in any city or town which has adopted a nationally recognized model building code; providing that construction completed in accordance with the nationally recognized model building code shall be deemed to comply with Title 63; providing for severability; repealing all laws or parts of laws in conflict herewith.
HB 2174 Author: Hale, L. DeWitt
Last Action: Reported from committee favorably without amendments
Caption: Providing that counties and incorporated cities bordering on the Gulf of Mexico or its tidewater limits may reasonably regulate sanitary, safety conditions and use so as to promote the public health, safety and welfare; repealing all laws or parts of laws in conflict herewith.
HCR 78 Author: Hale, L. DeWitt
Last Action: Considered by committee in public hearing
Caption: Adopting the Joint Rules of the 64th Legislature.
HCR 119 Author: Hale, L. DeWitt
Last Action: Signed by Governor
Caption: Granting permission to Bob Crow to sue the state.
HCR 120 Author: Hale, L. DeWitt
Last Action: Signed by Governor
Caption: Granting permission to Blanche D. Moore to sue the state.
HCR 158 Author: Hale, L. DeWitt
Last Action: Signed by Governor
Caption: Suspending the joint rules so that Senate can take up and consider HB 1217 at any time.
HCR 169 Author: Hale, L. DeWitt
Last Action: Rules failed to suspend
Caption: Relating to suspending the joint rules permitting either house to consider HB 1245 at any time.
HJR 54 Author: Hale, L. DeWitt
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Constitutional Revision
Caption: Relating to a comprehensive revision of the judiciary article; revising Article V in its entirety.
HR 121 Author: Hale, L. DeWitt
Caption: Relating to proposing amendments to the rules of procedure of the House of Representatives.
HR 208 Author: Hale, L. DeWitt
Caption: Commending Robert E. Johnson, Bob Kelly, and Gary Manford.
HR 221 Author: Hale, L. DeWitt
Caption: Continuing the Select Committee on the impeachment of Judge O.P. Carrillo and providing for reconvening of the House.
63rd Regular Session
HB 173 Author: Hale, L. DeWitt
Last Action: Signed by the Governor
Caption: Validating proceedings heretofore had by cities in Texas for the issuance of and the levy of a tax for bonds issued to acquire buildings and facilities for an upper level college; validating such bonds; authorizing such cities to complete the delivery of such bonds to the purchasers thereof and convey such buildings and facilities and the site or sites therefor without consideration to the State of Texas; authorizing the acceptance of such conveyance; providing for severability; and declaring an emergency.
HB 174 Author: Hale, L. DeWitt
Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Creating the Texas Judicial Council for the continuous study of and report upon the judicial system of the State, for gathering judicial statistics and other data, and for devising methods for the improvement of judicial administration and procedure; prescribing the membership of such council; prescribing its duties and the necessary expenses of the Council and its members, including clerical expenses; repealing Chapter 19, General Laws, Acts of the 41st Legislature, 1st Called Session, 1929, as amended (Article 2328a, Vernon's Texas Civil Statutes); and declaring an emergency.
HB 264 Author: Hale, L. DeWitt
Last Action: Signed by the Governor
Caption: Providing for mandatory continuance in all suits, civil, criminal, or probate, and in all matters ancillary thereto, when any party or any attorney in such cause shall be a member of the Legislature, at any time during a session of the Legislature and for 30 days prior to the convening of such session and 30 days subsequent to the adjournment of such session; providing certain exceptions where such mandatory continuance in certain circumstances; repealing all laws and rules, or parts of laws or parts of rules in conflict herewith.
HB 370 Author: Hale, L. DeWitt
Last Action: Amendments
Caption: Defining certain words and terms as used herein; requiring that school districts of this state, as herein defined, employ teachers by probationary-status contract or by professional-status renewable-term contract as herein defined, under the circumstances and procedures and with the terms, provisions, and consequences herein prescribed; prescribing the causes for which and procedures by which holders of such contracts may be discharged during the contract year, and the reasons for which and procedures by which persons holding such contracts may be dismissed or their contractual status changed at the end of a contract year.
HB 371 Author: Hale, L. DeWitt
Last Action: Reported favorably
Caption: Providing that boards of trustees consult with representatives of teachers and auxiliary personnel employed in a school district under certain conditions providing certain procedures to be followed in consultation between boards of trustees and representatives of teachers and auxiliary personnel; providing means for representation in consultations for boards of trustees, teachers and auxiliary personnel; providing that superintendents of schools consult with a representative of administrators employed in the school district under certain conditions; providing certain procedures to be followed in consultations between superintendents of schools and representatives of administrators; providing mean for representation for administrators in consultations with superintendents of schools; providing a method for administrators to have certain matters considered by boards of trustees; providing certain persons with the right to be heard by boards of trustees; providing that this Act in no way diminish the powers of principals, superintendents, or boards of trustees; defining certain terms.
HB 538 Author: Hale, L. DeWitt
Last Action: Laid on the table subject to call
Caption: Authorizing and empowering the State Board of Insurance to make, approve, promulgate and prescribe policy forms and rates for multi-peril policies of insurance; providing a rating procedure for such policies; containing providing as to the content of such policies; prescribing factors to be considered by the State Board of Insurance in its rating procedure and in other provisions pertaining to said policies; authorizing and directing the State Board of Insurance to make such rules and regulations as it deems necessary and desirable in achieving the provisions hereof; providing for severability; repealing all laws or parts of laws in conflict herewith.
HB 539 Author: Hale, L. DeWitt
Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to the liability of an insurer under a policy covering a private dwelling, household goods, or both.
HB 540 Author: Hale, L. DeWitt
Last Action: Subcommittee hearing date
Caption: Relating to the selling or assigning of policies of insurance.
HB 541 Author: Hale, L. DeWitt
Last Action: Subcommittee hearing notice posted
Caption: Authorizing the conveyance of certain land by the Texas Board of Mental Health and Mental Retardation to the Public Safety Commission and the State of Texas for the use and benefit of the Texas Department of Public Safety.
HB 703 Author: Hale, L. DeWitt
Last Action: Reported favorably
Caption: Relating to the name of a certain state park; and declaring an emergency.
HB 714 Author: Hale, L. DeWitt
Last Action: Commitee substitute
Caption: Relating to the creation of certain new judicial districts.
HB 725 Author: Hale, L. DeWitt
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Administration
Caption: Providing for the administration of family law by replacing the special juvenile courts of Harris and Dallas counties and all functioning domestic relations courts with district courts of general jurisdiction, to be called family district courts; providing for these courts' jurisdiction, terms, personnel, facilities, and administration; restructuring existing juvenile boards in certain counties and providing for the future creation and organization of juvenile boards in other counties; repealing laws creating and providing for the replaced courts; repealing the laws providing for creation of domestic relations courts in Lubbock and Starr counties; and declaring an emergency.
HB 799 Author: Hale, L. DeWitt
Last Action: Signed by the Governor
Caption: To conform to enactment of four-year term for Governor, to make changes in the procedure and requirements for petitioning and calling of local option election, and to determine and clarify which political subdivision shall prevail when there are conflicting results from local option elections in differing and/or overlapping political subdivisions.
HB 800 Author: Hale, L. DeWitt
Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Imposing additional requirements on obtaining General, Local or Branch Distributor's Licenses; providing for suspension and cancellation of such licenses under certain circumstances; creating and defining a City Distributor's License and authorizing the purchase and sale of beer; prescribing an annual state fee; providing for severability; and declaring an emergency.
HB 946 Author: Hale, L. DeWitt
Last Action: House refused to adopt conference committee report
Caption: Relating to revising the method of financing public school education; providing for the collection of data and procedures to determine school districts' ability to support public education; providing for the submission of plans for the revision of public school finances; providing for an emergency grant program to certain school districts until a revised system of financing public schools can be adopted.
HB 996 Author: Hale, L. DeWitt
Last Action: Postponed
Caption: An Act relating to authorizing the creation of a Clients' Security Fund financed by assessment of State Bar Members, under rules and regulations prepared by the Texas Supreme Court; providing an effective date; and declaring an emergency.
HB 1052 Author: Hale, L. DeWitt
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Business and Industry
Caption: Relating to alternative rates of interest authorized with regard to certain credit transactions; providing for severability.
HB 1059 Author: Hale, L. DeWitt
Last Action: Signed by the Governor
Caption: Relating to liens for those persons, firms or corporations who may labor, specifically fabricate material, or furnish labor or material, for any construction or repair under circumstances where a lien may be legally created; defining the meaning of certain words and terms; authorizing or requiring retainage by the owner under certain circumstances and prescribing the amount of such retainage; repealing all laws or parts of laws in conflict herewith.
HB 1079 Author: Hale, L. DeWitt
Last Action: Reported favorably
Caption: Relating to terms of office of members of Board of Regents of the University of Texas System.
HB 1247 Author: Hale, L. DeWitt
Last Action: Amended in committee
Caption: An Act relating to capital improvements for any or all institutions, centers, branches, and schools under governance of the Board of Directors of Texas A&I University System.
HB 1248 Author: Hale, L. DeWitt
Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Providing deemed consent for reasonable search for frisk, subject to restriction, for prohibited weapons of persons entering upon premises covered by license issued under the provisions of the Texas Liquor Control Act; and declaring an emergency.
HB 1249 Author: Hale, L. DeWitt
Last Action: Reported favorably
Caption: Relating to the secrecy of grand jury proceedings; providing penalties.
HB 1301 Author: Hale, L. DeWitt
Last Action: Signed by the Governor
Caption: An Act relating to Nueces County Navigation District No. 1; increasing the Board of Navigation and Canal Commissioners from three to five in number; providing for appointment of two additional commissioners after the effective date of this Act to serve for terms coextensive with the terms of Commissioners then serving; providing for appointment of five Commissioners thereafter to hold office for terms of two years and until their successors are appointed and qualified; finding proper notice and delivery.
HB 1302 Author: Hale, L. DeWitt
Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to prohibiting the sale or offer to sell of multi-level distributorships; prescribing certain penalties.
HB 1303 Author: Hale, L. DeWitt
Last Action: Referred to Committee on State Affairs
Caption: Relating to financial relationships involving coin-operated machines and permitting the ownership and operation of such machines by certain businesses under certain conditions, even though such businesses hold licenses or permits issued under the Texas Liquor Control Act.
HB 1401 Author: Hale, L. DeWitt
Last Action: Reported favorably
Caption: Relating to the Supreme Court and Courts of Appeals of Texas; prescribing the organization, jurisdiction, writ authority, rule-making power, and authorized personnel of those courts; relating to the qualifications and selection and tenure of the justices and judges of those courts; prescribing an effective date.
HB 1402 Author: Hale, L. DeWitt
Last Action: Reported favorably
Caption: Relating to judicial administration and creation of the Office of Court Management, composed of an administrative division, judicial council, and qualifications commission; creating trial court administrative districts and authorizing urban trial court administration; providing certain transitional provisions and an effective date.
HB 1403 Author: Hale, L. DeWitt
Last Action: Reported favorably
Caption: Relating to the creation of judicial districts for courts of appeals and the creation of trial court divisions within those districts; relating to the creation and organization of a judicial districts board; providing effective dates.
HB 1404 Author: Hale, L. DeWitt
Last Action: Reported favorably
Caption: Relating to creation of a statewide system of county courts at law; relating to abolishing constitutional county courts and certain statutory county-level courts and changing the name of the offices of commissioners court and county judge; relating to the designation of magistrates for probate administration; providing an effective date.
HB 1405 Author: Hale, L. DeWitt
Last Action: Reported favorably
Caption: Relating to the offices of district clerk and county clerk; providing an effective date.
HB 1406 Author: Hale, L. DeWitt
Last Action: Reported favorably
Caption: Relating to compensation of county court at law judges, district court judges, courts of appeals justices, and supreme court justices; providing an effective date.
HB 1424 Author: Hale, L. DeWitt
Last Action: Reported favorably
Caption: Relating to the taxation of the sale and service of alcoholic beverages by certain permittees.
HB 1425 Author: Hale, L. DeWitt
Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to the regulation of certain aspects of the alcoholic beverage industry.
HB 1489 Author: Hale, L. DeWitt
Last Action: Signed by the Governor
Caption: Relating to the creation of the County Court at Law No. 3 of Nueces County and conforming the jurisdiction of certain other courts thereto; increasing the compensation of the judges of said courts; providing for severability; repealing all laws or parts of laws in conflict herewith.
HB 1490 Author: Hale, L. DeWitt
Last Action: Rules suspended
Caption: Relating to the creation of the Court of Domestic Relations No. 2 in and for Nueces County and conforming the jurisdiction of certain other courts thereto; providing certain procedures for domestic relations courts in the county; altering the membership of the county juvenile board; changing the name of a certain domestic relations court.
HB 1525 Author: Hale, L. DeWitt
Last Action: Reported favorably
Caption: Amending Acts 1961, Fifty-seventh Legislature, page 654, Chapter 303, known and cited as the "Legislative Reorganization Act of 1961," to provide statutory authorization for a system of seniority adopted by either House of the Legislature, and providing continuity for such seniority system once adopted; authorizing each House of the Legislature to provide for the conduct of committee work through the use of subcommittees, and granting to such subcommittees similar powers to those authorized to standing committees; authorizing the filing of bills and resolutions in advance of the convening of the Legislature and prescribing procedures in connection with such prefiling; prescribing limitations on committee action with respect to local bills and bills involving the use of population brackets; amending Article 2, Revised Civil Statutes of Texas, to prescribe for the publication of certain notices with respect to local or special laws; providing severability; repealing all laws or parts of laws in conflict herewith; and declaring an emergency.
HB 1600 Author: Hale, L. DeWitt
Last Action: Reported favorably
Caption: Relating to directing the designation of certain small claims courts utilizing a simple, informal, and inexpensive procedure for the prompt determination of small claims in accordance with the rules and principles of substantive law; providing an effective day; repealing Chapter 309, Acts of the 53rd Legislature, Regular Session, 1953, as amended (Article 2460a, Vernon's Texas Civil Statutes); and declaring an emergency.
HB 1669 Author: Hale, L. DeWitt
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Criminal Jurisprudence
Caption: Relating to waiver of grounds not claimed in certain writ proceedings; amending Article 11.07, Code of Criminal Procedure, 1965, as amended; providing for severability; and declaring an emergency.
HCR 3 Author: Hale, L. DeWitt
Last Action: Filed without Governor's signature
Caption: Adopting the joint rules of the 63rd Legislature.
HCR 11 Author: Hale, L. DeWitt
Last Action: Signed by the Governor
Caption: Creating a Joint Constitutional Convention Planning Committee.
HCR 129 Author: Hale, L. DeWitt
Last Action: Filed without Governor's signature
Caption: Directing the Texas Civil Judicial Council to make a compilation of local rules and recommend model rules for the courts of Texas.
HCR 169 Author: Hale, L. DeWitt
Last Action: Reported engrossed
Caption: Extending the work of the Joint Constitutional Convention Planning Committee.
HCR 174 Author: Hale, L. DeWitt
Last Action: Filed without Governor's signature
Caption: Encouraging Nueces County Navigation District No. 1 to implement its project for a deep water port facility at Harbor Island.
HCR 223 Author: Hale, L. DeWitt
Last Action: Filed without Governor's signature
Caption: To permit the Conference Committee on H.B. 946 to add to its report certain matters which would otherwise be in violation of said rules.
HJR 9 Author: Hale, L. DeWitt
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Judiciary
Caption: Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the State of Texas to provide for a unified judicial system composed of a supreme court, courts of appeal, district courts, and county courts, and authorizing the legislature to prescribe jurisdiction thereof; providing for nonpartisan election and the qualifications, tenure and retirement of judges; creating a Judicial Council and providing for the appointment and tenure of its members and prescribing its duties; providing for administration and financing of the judicial system, for a Judicial Qualifications Commission, for a county commission, for the election and duties of county officials, and for temporary continuance of the offices of justice of the peace and constable; and providing transitional provisions.
HJR 43 Author: Hale, L. DeWitt
Last Action: Failed to pass
Caption: Proposing an amendment of the Texas Constitution to permit statutory authorization for the State Bar of Texas to establish a Clients' Security Fund.
HR 11 Author: Hale, L. DeWitt
Caption: Adopting the Permanent Rules of the House of Representatives of the 63rd Legislature, Regular Session.
HR 17 Author: Hale, L. DeWitt
Caption: Creating the House General Investigating Committee.
HR 90 Author: Hale, L. DeWitt
Caption: Amending House Rules concerning order of business.
HR 96 Author: Hale, L. DeWitt
Caption: Authorizing the House Judiciary Committee to continue the study of the state's judicial system.
HR 101 Author: Hale, L. DeWitt
Caption: Amending the Permanent House Rules concerning committee appointments and order of business.
62nd Regular Session
HB 85 Author: Hale, L. DeWitt
Caption: Relating to requiring that school districts of this state employ teachers by probationary contract or be professional - status renewable-term contracts.
HB 234 Author: Hale, L. DeWitt
Caption: Relating to amending the Legislative Reorganization Act of 1961 to provide statutory authorization for a system of seniority adopted by either House of the Legislature, and providing for the continuity of such seniority system once adopted.
HB 275 Author: Hale, L. DeWitt
Caption: Relating to the establishment, maintenance, support and administration of Texas A&I University at Corpus Christi.
HB 279 Author: Hale, L. DeWitt
Caption: Relating to amending the Texas Education Code to incorporate the acts passed during the Regular Session and 2nd Called Session of the 61st Legislature and coming within the scope of the code; providing an effective date.
HB 293 Author: Hale, L. DeWitt
Caption: Relating to the power of the courts to exercise their jurisdiction, enforce their orders, control their proceedings, and punish for contempt.
HB 333 Author: Hale, L. DeWitt
Caption: Relating to the regulation of proprietary business, technical, vocational and home study schools; establishing prohibited acts and penalties.
HB 554 Author: Hale, L. DeWitt
Caption: Relating to providing that any navigation district which heretofore or hereafter shall have constructed, purchased or otherwise acquired, or shall plan to construct, purchase or otherwise acquire, any facility by use of certain revenue obligations, may place the management of said facility in a board of trustees, during the time such obligations or refunding obligations are secured by pledge of revenues.
HB 556 Author: Hale, L. DeWitt
Caption: Relating to establishing a system of comparative negligence and abolishing contributory negligence as a bar to recovery under certain conditions in civil suits by providing for recovery of damages on the basis of comparison of negligence.
HB 579 Author: Hale, L. DeWitt
Caption: Relating to providing for the validation of certain actions of towns and cities of this state taken during the year 1970 in implementation of a decision by the President of the United States or Governor of the State declaring the territory encompassing the city or town to be a disaster area.
HB 580 Author: Hale, L. DeWitt
Caption: Relating to adding the several mayors, city managers, and city attorneys of any duly incorporatesd city or town to the group of people to whom the Attorney General may give written advice upon any question touching the public interest, or concerning their official duties provided such individual shall submit a written brief with the question to be answered.
HB 594 Author: Hale, L. DeWitt | et. al.
Caption: Relating to the providing for the legal sale of mixed beverages on a local option basis; providing for the regulation of the sale and service of certain alcoholic beverages; providing penalties.
HB 763 Author: Hale, L. DeWitt
Caption: Relating to certain counties in which there are three or more courts having any of the jurisdiction conferred upon district courts.
HB 805 Author: Hale, L. DeWitt | et. al.
Caption: Relating to changing various items in the Liquor Control Act regarding sale of alcoholic beverages.
HB 806 Author: Hale, L. DeWitt
Caption: Relating to administration of family law in certain counties.
HB 910 Author: Hale, L. DeWitt | et. al.
Caption: Relating to local controls in case of disaster or calamity.
HB 926 Author: Hale, L. DeWitt
Caption: Relating to the establishment of the Nueces County Juvenile Board and juvenile probation department; maintaining in office those persons serving as juvenile officers on the effective date of this Act.
HB 927 Author: Hale, L. DeWitt
Caption: Relating to authorizing the issuance of revenue bonds to provide hospital facilities for hospital districts which are in counties containing a population of 200,000 or more according to the last preceding federal census.
HB 928 Author: Hale, L. DeWitt
Caption: Relating to the taxation, preparation, and service of certain alcoholic beverages.
HB 1003 Author: Hale, L. DeWitt | et. al.
Caption: Relating to fixing the salary of the District Attorney of the 105th Judicial District of Texas.
HB 1006 Author: Hale, L. DeWitt
Caption: Relating to correcting the Texas Education Code by codifying various omitted provisions, amending various provisions to correct errors, and expressly repealing various provisions that are replaced by the code.
HB 1372 Author: Hale, L. DeWitt
Caption: Relating to the judicial jurisdiction to hear eminent domain cases.
HB 1373 Author: Hale, L. DeWitt
Caption: Relating to the jurisdiction of the district court and to trial by jury in probate matters.
HB 1374 Author: Hale, L. DeWitt
Caption: Relating to the concurrent jurisdiction of statutory courts exercising civil jurisdiction corresponding to the constitutional civil jurisdiction of the county courts.
HB 1375 Author: Hale, L. DeWitt
Caption: Relating to the nomination and nonpartisan election of trial judges.
HB 1376 Author: Hale, L. DeWitt
Caption: Relating to renaming the Courts of Civil Appeals as Courts of Appeals and relating to the composition, jurisdiction, and writ power of those courts.
HB 1377 Author: Hale, L. DeWitt
Caption: Relating to the compensation of district judges who are required to hold court outside their own districts and out of their own counties.
HB 1378 Author: Hale, L. DeWitt
Caption: Relating to the selling or assigning of policies of insurance.
HB 1434 Author: Hale, L. DeWitt
Caption: Relating to the recovery of attorney's fees in cases in which a person, corporation, partnership, or other legal entity obtains judgment for an unpaid claim.
HB 1525 Author: Hale, L. DeWitt
Caption: Relating to the jurisdiction of the County Court at Law No.1, the County Court at Law No.2, and the Court of Domestic Relations, all Nueces County, Texas.
HB 1657 Author: Hale, L. DeWitt
Caption: Relating to amending and reenacting Title 3, Texas Education Code, a nonsubstantive revision of the higher education laws of this state.
HB 1670 Author: Hale, L. DeWitt
Caption: Relating to prescribing procedures whereby school districts may issue and deliver Certificates of Indebtedness for certain school building or refunding purposes.
HB 1708 Author: Hale, L. DeWitt
Caption: Relating to allowances for traveling expenses and automobile depreciation of members of the Commissioners Court in connection with the use of privately owned automobiles for traveling on official business within the county.
HB 1829 Author: Hale, L. DeWitt
Caption: Relating to amending the Insurance Code of Texas.
HJR 77 Author: Hale, L. DeWitt
Caption: Proposing an amendment to the appellate jurisdiction and to the writ authority of the court of criminal appeals; relating to replacing the courts of civil appeals with court of appeals, having civil and criminal appellate jurisdiction.
HJR 78 Author: Hale, L. DeWitt
Caption: Proposing an amendment to enlarge the jurisdiction of the district court in probate matters.
HJR 79 Author: Hale, L. DeWitt
Caption: Proposing an amendment to limit appeals from a justice court to a county court in civil cases to cases in which the judgment, exclusive of costs, exceeds $100.
HJR 80 Author: Hale, L. DeWitt
Caption: Proposing an amendment creating the Judicial District Board and defining the powers and duties of the board.
HR 3 Author: Hale, L. DeWitt
Caption: Adopting the Permanent Rules of the 61st Legislature as the Temporary Rules of the 62nd Legislature.
HR 9 Author: Hale, L. DeWitt
Caption: Adopting the Permanent Rules of the House of Representatives of the 62nd Legislature.
HR 89 Author: Hale, L. DeWitt
Caption: Creating the House General Investigating Committee and defining its authority.
HR 411 Author: Hale, L. DeWitt | et. al.
Caption: Commending Miss Gussie Evans.
HR 527 Author: Hale, L. DeWitt
Caption: Authorizing a study by the House Judiciary Committee on judicial reform.
HR 574 Author: Hale, L. DeWitt
Caption: Amending the Rules of the House.
62nd 1st Called Session
HB 1 Author: Hale, L. DeWitt
Caption: Relating to reapportionment of congressional districts.
HB 8 Author: Hale, L. DeWitt
Caption: Relating to prohibited and permitted financial relationships involving interests in certain coin-operated machines.
62nd 2nd Called Session
HCR 15 Author: Hale, L. DeWitt
Caption: Proposing adoption of Joint Rules of Procedure for the Senate and the House of Representatives.
62nd 3rd Called Session
HCR 44 Author: Hale, L. DeWitt
Caption: Granting the City of Corpus Christi permission to sue the State of Texas.
HR 46 Author: Hale, L. DeWitt
Caption: Proposing amendments to the Rules of Procedure of the House of Representatives.
62nd 4th Called Session
HCR 6 Author: Hale, L. DeWitt
Caption: Granting permission to the City of Corpus Christi to sue the State of Texas and the General Land Office to resolve disputes relating to the land known as Cayo del Oso.
61st Regular Session
HB 114 Author: Hale, L. DeWitt
Caption: Relating to providing for the administration of family law by replacing all functioning domestic relations courts and the juvenile courts of Dallas and Harris counties with district courts of general jurisdiction, to be called family district courts; restructuring existing juvenile boards in certain counties and providing for the future creation and organization of juvenile boards in other counties; repealing the laws creating and providing for the creating of domestic relations courts in Lubbock and Starr counties.
HB 115 Author: Hale, L. DeWitt
Caption: Relating to amending, revising, and repealing in part, Articles I and II of the Texas Liquor Control Act (Articles 666-1 to 667-3, Vernon's Texas Penal Code), to improve its administration and enforcement; providing for severability; providing for the repeal of laws in conflict.
HB 116 Author: Hale, L. DeWitt
Caption: Relating to amending sections and subsections of the Regular Session of the 60th Legislature relating to school districts, teachers and contracts.
HB 139 Author: Hale, L. DeWitt | et. al.
Caption: Relating to authorizing the Board of Directors of Texas A&I University to sell certain state-owned land located in Kleberg County, Texas, at private sale, and to execute and deliver a proper deed of conveyance for the land so sold.
HB 140 Author: Hale, L. DeWitt
Caption: Relating to the tax lien of the State of Texas; pertaining to bonding requirements of tax collectors and remitters under the Title.
HB 300 Author: Hale, L. DeWitt | et. al.
Caption: Relating to the organization, administration and financing of public school education in the State of Texas; creating the State Board for Vocational-Technical Education; conforming State Board of Education member districts to congressional district boundaries; providing for regional branch offices for the Texas Education Agency.
HB 336 Author: Hale, L. DeWitt | et. al.
Caption: Relating to validating proceedings heretofore had by cities in Texas for issuance of certain revenue bonds and ad valorem tax bonds.
HB 337 Author: Hale, L. DeWitt | et. al.
Caption: Relating to creating and establishing in Corpus Christi, Nueces County, Texas, a fully state-supported, coeducational institution of higher learning, to be known as Corpus Christi State University.
HB 338 Author: Hale, L. DeWitt
Caption: Relating to the apportionment and distribution of the State available school fund on the basis of average daily attendance determined for the immediately next preceding school year.
HB 374 Author: Hale, L. DeWitt
Caption: Relating to creation of new judicial districts; providing for severability.
HB 422 Author: Hale, L. DeWitt
Caption: Relating to amending the "Legislative Reorganization Act of 1961" to provide statutory authorization for a system of seniority adopted by either House of the Legislature, and providing continuity for such seniority system once adopted; authorizing each House of the Legislature to provide for the conduct of committee work through the use of subcommittees, and granting to such subcommittees similar powers to those authorized to standing committees; authorizing the filing of bills and resolutions in advance of the convening of the Legislature and prescribing procedures in connection with such prefiling.
HB 534 Author: Hale, L. DeWitt | et. al.
Caption: Relating to adopting the Texas Education Code; providing an effective date.
HB 559 Author: Hale, L. DeWitt | et. al.
Caption: Relating to furnishing legal and investigative services to indigents and providing legal counsel for indigents accused of crime and to investigating entitlement to release of persons accused of crime on personal bond.
HB 560 Author: Hale, L. DeWitt
Caption: Relating to providing for the operation of 10-month school year program(s) in Texas public free school districts, conditioned upon the approval thereof by the Central Education Agency as meeting the policy and regulations established by the State Board of Education; providing for the financing of such program(s) annually approved, and the method for the determination of the cost to be shared by the State and for payment thereof from the Minimum Foundation School Fund; providing an effective date for this Act.
HB 705 Author: Hale, L. DeWitt
Caption: Relating to authorizing the establishment of special day schools for deaf scholastics between the scholastic age of six and twenty-one years, inclusive, in any two contiguous counties whose cumulative population exceeds 250,000 but does not exceed 335,000 according to the last preceding Federal Census.
HB 706 Author: Hale, L. DeWitt
Caption: Relating to creating the Administrative Procedure Act; establishing the Code of Administrative Regulations and the Bulletin of Administrative Procedure and directing the publication thereof; creating the Committee on Examiners and determining its membership.
HB 783 Author: Hale, L. DeWitt
Caption: Relating to maximum salaries for certain judges and justices of the peace in certain counties.
HB 892 Author: Hale, L. DeWitt
Caption: Relating to creating the 141st Judicial District and the 141st District Court for Nueces County, Texas.
HB 893 Author: Hale, L. DeWitt
Caption: Relating to creating the 192nd Judicial District and the 192nd District Court for Nueces County.
HB 894 Author: Hale, L. DeWitt
Caption: Relating to providing that the time served in the Legislature of the State of Texas by any judge coming within the purview of this statute shall be credited to the length of judicial service.
HB 895 Author: Hale, L. DeWitt
Caption: Relating to continuing the Texas Civil Judicial Council and prescribing its powers.
HB 1178 Author: Hale, L. DeWitt
Caption: Relating to the administration and financing of public school education in the State of Texas.
HB 1179 Author: Hale, L. DeWitt
Caption: Relating to establishing guidelines for professional consultation between teachers and school boards; revising the provisions pertaining to continuing teacher contracts; revising the provisions pertaining to certification of teachers; providing a basic workweek for teachers; providing for a plan of state supported sick leave for school employees; providing for studies of compensation requirements and employee benefits; providing for a state supported developmental leave program; providing for developmental program for future reacher training; providing for developmental program internships.
HB 1180 Author: Hale, L. DeWitt
Caption: Relating to state and local organization for administration of public school administration; creating the State Board for Vocational-Technical Education; conforming State Board of Education member districts to congressional district boundaries; providing for regional branch offices for the Texas Education Agency; providing for the termination of state supported county school offices; providing for the reorganization of local school districts; providing for community educational systems; providing for severance pay for persons displaced by reorganization; providing for incentive aid for school district consolidation.
HB 1181 Author: Hale, L. DeWitt
Caption: Relating to revising the provisions pertaining to the public school textbook and educational materials program.
HB 1267 Author: Hale, L. DeWitt
Caption: Relating to authorizing the Board of Directors of Texas A&I University to convey a certain tract of land to the Commissioners Court of Kleberg County, Texas, for the construction of a stadium, parking areas, access roads, and related facilities thereon, and whereby the County of Kleberg shall lease that tract of land, together with improvements thereon, to the Board of Directors of Texas A&I University for the use and benefit of said University for a term of 99 years at a consideration to be mutually agreed upon by said University and said County; authorizing the Board of Directors of Texas A&I University to select and convey to the County of Kleberg, Texas, a tract of land not exceeding 40 acres of upon the campus of Texas A&I University, in Kingsville, Kleberg County, Texas, as a stadium site for the erection and construction of certain improvements; authorizing the Commissioners Court of the County of Kleberg, Texas, at its expense, to erect and construct a stadium, parking areas, access roads, and related facilities upon the tract of land conveyed to said County by Texas A&I University; further authorizing the Commissioners Court of the County of Kleberg to execute a contract of lease with the Board of Directors of Texas A&I University whereby said tract of land, together with all improvements thereon, shall be leased to the Board of Directors of Texas A&I University for the use and benefit of Texas A&I University for a term of 99 years at a consideration to be mutually agreed upon by the contracting parties; providing for reverter of title to the Board of Directors of Texas A&I University under certain conditions and limitations; authorizing and empowering the Board of Regents of Texas A&I University and the Commissioners Court of the County of Kleberg to do any and all things necessary to carry out the purpose and intent of this Act, including the execution and delivery of the necessary contracts, deeds of conveyance, and lease agreements; repealing all laws or parts of laws in conflict herewith.
HB 1317 Author: Hale, L. DeWitt | et. al.
Caption: Relating to selection of jury commissioners and grand jurors.
HB 1440 Author: Hale, L. DeWitt
Caption: Relating to amending the Texas Liquor Control Act so as to provide that the relief by private remedy shall apply only to Package Store permittees and so as to exempt bona fide hotels as already defined in said Act from the provision prohibiting the use of only a portion of a building as premise for a package store.
HJR 57 Author: Hale, L. DeWitt
Caption: Relating to proposing a constitutional amendment prohibiting the Legislature from establishing, increasing, modifying or otherwise changing salaries of officials and employees of officials and employees of political subdivisions by local or special law.
61st 1st Called Session
HB 6 Author: Hale, L. DeWitt
Caption: Relating to creating new judicial districts and making necessary provisions for terms of court, transfer of cases, exchange of benches, matters of administration, appointment of initial judges, juvenile boards and supplemental compensation, court officers, court reporters and jurisdiction; providing an effective date.
HB 27 Author: Hale, L. DeWitt
Caption: Relating to amending the Texas Education Code to incorporate certain acts and to repeal certain acts; providing effective dates.
HCR 15 Author: Hale, L. DeWitt
Caption: Granting permission to John Cecil Ewing, et. al., to sue the State of Texas.
61st 2nd Called Session
HB 9 Author: Hale, L. DeWitt
Caption: Relating to amending the Texas Education Code to incorporate the acts passed during the Regular session of the 61st Legislature and coming within the scope of the code; repealing the acts incorporated in the code; providing effective dates.
HB 19 Author: Hale, L. DeWitt | et. al.
Caption: Relating to creating new judicial districts and making necessary provisions for terms of court, transfer of cases, exchange of benches, matters of administration, appointment of initial judges, juvenile boards and supplemental compensation, court officers, court reporters, and jurisdiction, etc; providing an effective date.
HB 66 Author: Hale, L. DeWitt | et. al.
Caption: Relating to reenacting the Penal Code of Texas Article relating to the penalty for forgery.
HB 90 Author: Hale, L. DeWitt
Caption: Relating to reappropriating the unexpended balance of $25,000.00 as appropriated, and amended in various Statutes, so as to authorize and continue the work of the Court of Civil Appeals in the case of State of Texas, et al vs. Hidalgo WCID No 18.
HCR 14 Author: Hale, L. DeWitt
Caption: Granting the heirs of Pelham Humphries permission to sue the land commissioner and the State of Texas.
60th Regular Session
HB 55 Author: Hale, L. DeWitt
Caption: Relating to authorizing a program for revision of the Constitution of the State of Texas.
HB 83 Author: Hale, L. DeWitt
Caption: Relating to amending certain acts relating to service in the Texas Legislature by providing that time served in the Legislature and as a county judge of the State of Texas by any Judge coming within the purview of this Statute shall be credited to the length of judicial service.
HB 91 Author: Hale, L. DeWitt
Caption: Relating to amending certain sections of the Tex Liquor Control Act to change the hours of the day during which the sale or delivery of any liquor is prohibited and to prohibit such sale or delivery on certain days and to further clarify the Texas Liquor Control Act.
HB 99 Author: Hale, L. DeWitt | et. al.
Caption: Relating to apportioning the State of Texas into Representative Districts; making the Act effective for the elections for all Representatives from the places herein specified and described for the Sixty-First Legislature; and continuing in effect thereafter for succeeding Legislatures; providing the Act shall not affect present membership, personnel, or Representative Districts of the Sixtieth Legislature.
HB 166 Author: Hale, L. DeWitt | et. al.
Caption: Relating to requiring that school districts of this State, as herein defined, employ teachers by probationary contract or by continuing contract as herein defined, under the circumstances and procedures and with the terms, provisions, and consequences herein prescribed; stating the conditions under which persons holding such contracts may resign and the penalties for failure of such persons to resign.
HB 391 Author: Hale, L. DeWitt
Caption: Relating to amending certain statute so as to increase the maximum benefits provided in the Workmen's Compensation Law.
HB 392 Author: Hale, L. DeWitt | et. al.
Caption: Relating to changing the name of Texas College of Arts and Industries at Kingsville, Texas, to Texas A & I University at Kingsville, Texas; providing for severability.
HB 523 Author: Hale, L. DeWitt
Caption: Relating to amending certain articles of the Penal Code so as to permit prosecution for wife or child desertion in the county where such wife or child shall have resided for 60 days next preceding the filing of the indictment or information or in the county in which the defendant may be located.
HB 561 Author: Hale, L. DeWitt
Caption: Relating to amending certain statutes pertaining to the tax lien of the State of Texas.
HB 657 Author: Hale, L. DeWitt
Caption: Relating to prohibiting the dismissal of civil law suits under certain circumstances.
HB 850 Author: Hale, L. DeWitt
Caption: Relating to repealing certain laws that relate to restrictions on female employment in Texas.
HB 996 Author: Hale, L. DeWitt
Caption: Relating to amending the Legislative Reorganization Act of 1961 to provide statutory authorization for a system of seniority adopted by either House of the Legislature and providing continuity for such seniority system once adopted.
HB 997 Author: Hale, L. DeWitt | et. al.
Caption: Relating to separating the Court of Domestic Relations of Nueces County, Texas from the County Court at Law No. 11 of Nueces County, Texas, and defining the authority and jurisdiction of each; providing an effective date.
HB 998 Author: Hale, L. DeWitt
Caption: Relating to amending certain statutes so as to provide that a dormant judgment may be revived by scire facias or an action of debt brought thereon within 10 years.
HB 999 Author: Hale, L. DeWitt
Caption: Relating to providing for the operation of 10-month school year program(s) in Texas public free school districts, conditioned upon the approval thereof by the Central Education Agency as meeting policy and regulations established by the State Board of Education; providing an effective date for this Act.
HJR 1 Author: Hale, L. DeWitt | et. al.
Caption: Ratifying the proposed amendment to the Constitution of the United States relating to succession to the Presidency and Vice Presidency and to cases where the President is unable to discharge the powers and duties of his office.
HJR 22 Author: Hale, L. DeWitt
Caption: Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the State of Texas to fix the time during which the members of the Legislature shall be ineligible to hold other offices.
HJR 23 Author: Hale, L. DeWitt
Caption: Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the State of Texas to define more clearly the residence requirements for State Representatives.
HJR 24 Author: Hale, L. DeWitt
Caption: Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the State of Texas to provide that members of the Legislature shall receive as compensation an amount to be fixed by law.
HJR 44 Author: Hale, L. DeWitt
Caption: Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the State of Texas creating the Judicial Districts Board and defining the powers and duties of the Board.
HJR 45 Author: Hale, L. DeWitt | et. al.
Caption: Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the State of Texas to authorize the Legislature to extend the right of trial by jury to appeals from actions, rulings or decisions of administrative agencies and executive departments of the State of Texas and to provide that such appeals shall be tried and determined in the manner provided by law.
HJR 46 Author: Hale, L. DeWitt
Caption: Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the State of Texas to redefine the jurisdiction of all courts of the State of Texas, to authorize the Legislature to provide by general law for the implementation of such jurisdictional changes, and to provide that the organization, structure and procedure of such courts shall be as determined by general law.
HJR 47 Author: Hale, L. DeWitt | et. al.
Caption: Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the State of Texas to authorize the Legislature to exempt from all property taxation certain properties belonging to veteran's organizations chartered by Congress and authorized by the State of Texas.
HJR 48 Author: Hale, L. DeWitt
Caption: Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the State of Texas to prohibit the Legislature from establishing, increasing, modifying or otherwise changing salaries of officials and employees of political subdivisions by local or special law.
60th 1st Called Session
HB 31 Author: Hale, L. DeWitt
Caption: Relating to amending the Legislative Reorganization Act of 1961 to provide statutory authorization for a system of seniority adopted by either House of the Legislature, and providing continuity for such seniority system once adopted; authorizing each House of the Legislature to provide for the conduct of committee work through the use of subcommittees, and granting to such subcommittees similar powers to those authorized to standing committees; authorizing the filing of bills and resolutions in advance of the convening of the Legislature and prescribing procedures in connection with such prefiling.
59th Regular Session
HB 46 Author: Hale, L. DeWitt | et. al.
Caption: Relating to amending certain acts by granting to the City of Corpus Christi additional time in which to make improvements on certain submerged and unsubmerged land in the "Cayo Del Oso".
HB 169 Author: Hale, L. DeWitt | et. al.
Caption: Relating to amending the Texas Liquor Control Act to change the hours of the day during which the sale or delivery of any liquor is prohibited.
HB 170 Author: Hale, L. DeWitt | et. al.
Caption: Relating to amending certain acts to provide for the election of school trustees in independent school districts of 500 or more scholastics, by the place system when so directed by the Board of Trustees of such district.
HB 171 Author: Hale, L. DeWitt
Caption: Relating to prohibiting the dismissal of civil law suits under certain circumstances.
HB 172 Author: Hale, L. DeWitt | et. al.
Caption: Relating to declaring the policy of this State in regard to free public roads for incorporated cities, towns, and villages.
HB 260 Author: Hale, L. DeWitt | et. al.
Caption: Relating to requiring that a vacancy in the office of State Representative and State Senator shall be filled only by a majority vote in the Special Election called for such purpose.
HB 261 Author: Hale, L. DeWitt | et. al.
Caption: Relating to declaring the public policy of this State with respect to athletic eligibility.
HB 447 Author: Hale, L. DeWitt
Caption: Relating to authorizing and providing for the establishment of Regional Education Media Centers pursuant to rules and regulations prescribed by the State Board of Education and the Central Education Agency for the purposes and subject to certain provisions and limitations herein contained, thereby to provide for a system or program for the local development, operation and distribution of educational media services, professional and material, for participating public school districts of Texas.
HB 448 Author: Hale, L. DeWitt
Caption: Relating to providing for inclusion of school business managers in the list of special service teachers for purposes of professional unit and salary schedule benefits of the Foundation School Program Act.
HB 449 Author: Hale, L. DeWitt
Caption: Relating to the control, management and disposition of the separate and community property of married persons and the liability of such property for debts and claims, and to the capacity of married women to make contracts, to sue and be sued, and to enter into other business or legal relationships.
HB 518 Author: Hale, L. DeWitt | et. al.
Caption: Relating to releasing the right and privilege of the State of Texas of ingress and egress for purposes of exploring, producing and developing oil, gas and other minerals on and over the surface of certain land heretofore granted to the City of Corpus Christi out of the submerged lands in Corpus Christi Bay.
HB 721 Author: Hale, L. DeWitt
Caption: Relating to continuing the Texas Civil Judicial Council and prescribing its powers.
HB 745 Author: Hale, L. DeWitt
Caption: Relating to defining certain terms; designating the Director of Administrative Procedure and prescribing his functions; to be known and cited as the Administrative Procedure Act.
HB 896 Author: Hale, L. DeWitt
Caption: Relating to providing for the establishment of additional State schools for the custody, diagnosis, care and training of delinquent children.
HB 1017 Author: Hale, L. DeWitt
Caption: Relating to revising the Workmen's Compensation Law of the State of Texas.
HB 1039 Author: Hale, L. DeWitt
Caption: Relating to requiring all taxing authorities using the services of the county tax assessor-collector, either in assessing or collecting taxes for the taxing authority, to furnish the county tax assessor-collector, on or before July 20th of each year, the tax rate adopted by the taxing authority for the succeeding taxable year.
HB 1071 Author: Hale, L. DeWitt
Caption: Relating to amending the Workmen's Compensation Laws of the State of Texas pertaining to death benefits.
HJR 1 Author: Hale, L. DeWitt
Caption: Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the State of Texas to establish the date on which newly elected members of the Legislature shall qualify and take office.
HJR 36 Author: Hale, L. DeWitt
Caption: Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of Texas creating the Judicial Districts Board and defining the powers and duties of the Board.
HJR 54 Author: Hale, L. DeWitt
Caption: Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of Texas to authorize the Legislature to extend the right of trial by jury to all appeals from actions, rulings or decisions of administrative agencies and executive departments of the State of Texas and to provide that such appeals shall be tried and determined in the same manner as suits at common law.
57th Regular Session
HB 9 Author: Hale, L. DeWitt | et. al.
Caption: Relating to amending a certain Act providing a new teacher and administrator salary schedule with increments; providing a repealing and severability saving clause.
HB 289 Author: Hale, L. DeWitt
Caption: Relating to an Act to be known and cited as the Legislative Reorganization Act of 1961; providing for the selection, functions, meetings and powers of standing committees in each House; providing penalties.
HB 290 Author: Hale, L. DeWitt
Caption: Relating to defining the term "trial de novo" as that term is used in the Civil and Criminal Statutes of Texas.
HB 668 Author: Hale, L. DeWitt | et. al.
Caption: Relating to amending a certain Act concerning the child labor exemption permit.
HB 671 Author: Hale, L. DeWitt | et. al.
Caption: Relating to confirming and validating sale of certain submerged or unsubmerged land in the "Cayo Del Oso" to the City of Corpus Christi; retaining title to minerals in the State of Texas and prescribing terms for their development; providing for settlement of boundary conflicts with claimants of adjacent land; providing for improvement of such land by the City of Corpus Christi or its assigns by July 1, 1965.
HB 672 Author: Hale, L. DeWitt | et. al.
Caption: Relating to defining and licensing the business of making cash advances in amounts of $100 or less for a period of approximately six months or less; providing violations and penalties.
HB 831 Author: Hale, L. DeWitt | et. al.
Caption: Relating to reorganizing the State of Texas into supreme judicial districts for the purpose of constituting and organizing courts of civil appeals therein, creating the Twelfth Supreme Judicial District of Texas with Corpus Christi as the site of said court; providing an effective date for the creation of said court.
HB 832 Author: Hale, L. DeWitt
Caption: Relating to prohibiting the dismissal of civil law suits under certain circumstances.
HB 1077 Author: Hale, L. DeWitt | et. al.
Caption: Relating to revising and rearranging certain statutes relating to public education into a consistent whole and under a single code to be known as the "Texas Public Education Code;" providing for an effective date.------
HJR 32 Author: Hale, L. DeWitt
Caption: Relating to proposing an amendment to the Constitution of Texas to authorize the Legislature to provide for trial de novo on all appeals to the courts from actions, rulings or decisions of administrative agencies and executive departments of the State of Texas or any of its political subdivisions.
HJR 33 Author: Hale, L. DeWitt
Caption: Relating to proposing an amendment to the Constitution of Texas to define more clearly the separate property of the husband and of the wife; to provide that the increase of separate property and the rents and revenues derived therefrom, interest on bonds and notes, and dividends on stock, shall be a part of the separate property of each spouse; to permit the partitioning of community property; providing for the Legislature to pass enabling legislation.
HJR 57 Author: Hale, L. DeWitt
Caption: Relating to proposing an amendment to the Constitution of Texas empowering the Legislature to provide for the temporary succession to public offices and to adopt such other measures as may be necessary and proper for so insuring the continuity of governmental operations in periods of emergency resulting from disasters caused by enemy attack or in periods of emergency resulting from the imminent threat of such disasters; and granting authority to certain named officials to convene the Legislature into special session if the Governor is unable to do so.
57th 1st Called Session
HB 8 Author: Hale, L. DeWitt | et. al.
Caption: Relating to amending certain Acts to provide a new teacher and administrator salary schedule with increments; providing for an increased operating cost allotment; increasing the allowable total base costs for each bus; fixing the amount to be charged for the 1961-62 school year against the local school districts toward the Foundation School Program and the method to determine thereafter, annually, such charge.
57th 2nd Called Session
HB 1 Author: Hale, L. DeWitt | et. al.
Caption: Relating to amending certain Acts to provide a new teacher and administrator salary schedule with increments; to provide for an increased operating cost allotment; to increase the allowable total base costs for each bus; to fix the amount to be charged for the 1961-62 school year against the local school districts toward the Foundation School Program and the method to determine thereafter, annually, such charge; providing a program of driver education; providing a method of paying increased costs of Foundation Program; providing for transfer of 1% from Permanent School Fund.
HB 2 Author: Hale, L. DeWitt
Caption: Relating to amending a certain Act providing that amounts allocated to the Teacher Retirement System for the fiscal years beginning September 1, 1961, and September 1, 1962, shall be transferred to the General Revenue Fund, and making appropriations from the General Revenue Fund to the Teacher Retirement System during each of these years; providing an effective date.
56th Regular Session
HB 22 Author: Hale, L. DeWitt | et. al.
Caption: Relating to amending certain acts providing the availability of a Minimum Foundation School Program of one hundred eighty (180) days of instruction each year and for teacher in-service education.
HB 467 Author: Hale, L. DeWitt
Caption: Relating to providing for selection of jurors from records in the office of the Assessor and Collector of Taxes by certain officials and/or one or more of their deputies.
HB 559 Author: Hale, L. DeWitt | et. al.
Caption: Relating to extending the automatic extension of time relating to submerged and unsubmerged lands in Laguna Madre subdivision for mineral development, and by addition of Cayo del Oso subdivision.
HB 966 Author: Hale, L. DeWitt
Caption: Relating to providing that acceptance of benefits of operation of a motor vehicle or motorcycle within the State of Texas by a resident who becomes a nonresident before service upon him of process in certain civil actions shall be deemed equivalent to the appointment of the Chairman of the State Highway Commission of Texas as agent for service.
HB 967 Author: Hale, L. DeWitt
Caption: Relating to providing for the election of school trustees by separate positions in certain independent school districts.
56th 1st Called Session
HB 49 Author: Hale, L. DeWitt | et. al.
Caption: Relating to creating the Laguna Madre Wildlife Sanctuary in Nueces County, Texas; prohibiting hunting in said sanctuary; providing a penalty.
56th 3rd Called Session
HB 40 Author: Hale, L. DeWitt
Caption: Relating to creating the Laguna Madre Wildlife Sanctuary in Nueces County, Texas; providing a penalty.
55th Regular Session
HB 20 Author: Hale, L. DeWitt
Caption: Relating to amending the Workmen's Compensation law of the State of Texas; increasing weekly compensation in certain cases; providing a method for determining weekly compensation in cases of partial incapacity resulting from general injuries.
HB 49 Author: Hale, L. DeWitt | et. al.
Caption: Relating to authorizing certain junior college districts to offer classes to candidates for baccalaureate degrees during their junior and senior years, and to award such degrees.
HB 58 Author: Hale, L. DeWitt
Caption: Relating to defining and licensing the business of making loans or advances in the amount of One Hundred Dollars or less, and for a term of six months or less, secured or unsecured.
HB 130 Author: Hale, L. DeWitt
Caption: Relating to fixing maximum salaries for Justices of the Peace and Constables in certain counties; providing for car allowance.
HB 131 Author: Hale, L. DeWitt
Caption: Relating to making an appropriation to pay the principal due on a certain judgment obtained against the State of Texas by Sam Sklar, Trustee.
HB 132 Author: Hale, L. DeWitt
Caption: Relating to making an appropriation to pay the principal due on a certain judgment obtained against the State of Texas by the Natural Gas Distributing Corporation.
HB 134 Author: Hale, L. DeWitt | et. al.
Caption: Relating to amending certain Statutes by eliminating the requirement for separate and privy acknowledgment of conveyances and other instruments by married women.
HB 135 Author: Hale, L. DeWitt | et. al.
Caption: Relating to amending certain Statutes relative to the management, control, and disposition by a married woman of her separate property, both real and personal, including her right to contract and be contracted with and to sue and be sued.
HB 141 Author: Hale, L. DeWitt
Caption: Relating to the Texas Tort Claims Act; making liable for tort claims all units of government in Texas; abolishing immunity of the sovereign to suit, and granting permission for such suits.
HB 142 Author: Hale, L. DeWitt
Caption: Relating to the Texas Classification Act; providing for the establishment of a Classification Plan for the departments and agencies of the State Government.
HB 199 Author: Hale, L. DeWitt | et. al.
Caption: Relating to providing that each and every school district of this State annually shall have its school district accounts audited by a Texas certified or public accountant holding a permit from the Texas State Board of Public Accountancy.
HB 200 Author: Hale, L. DeWitt | et. al.
Caption: Relating to providing for the transfer of title to certain lands to the State Highway Commission consisting of a tract or parcel across Cayo del Oso in Nueces County lying under, along and adjacent to the Causeway and its Approaches on State Highway No. 358.
HB 320 Author: Hale, L. DeWitt
Caption: Relating to making an appropriation of Eight Hundred and Forty-two Thousand, Six Hundred and Thirty-three Dollars and Ninety-four Cents (842,633.94) due on certain judgments obtained against the State of Texas for recovery of Gas Gathering Taxes paid, according to the tenor, effect and reading of such judgments.
HB 321 Author: Hale, L. DeWitt
Caption: Relating to prohibiting candidates or Members of the Legislature from representing others before administrative commissions, boards, etc.
HB 536 Author: Hale, L. DeWitt
Caption: Relating to amending certain Statutes by providing that the county judge shall be disqualified to try any condemnation case wherein the county of which he is the administrative head is a party; authorizing the recovery of damages by tenants on land being condemned even though such tenants do not own an interest in the land.
HB 537 Author: Hale, L. DeWitt
Caption: Relating to amending the Code of Criminal Procedure to provide for the separation of jurors under certain circumstances where the jury consists of a mixed group of male and female jurors; providing for the service of women on Grand Juries.
HB 664 Author: Hale, L. DeWitt
Caption: Relating to requiring all cities having a population of more than 100,000 inhabitants, according to the preceding federal census, to revise and reenact their ordinances at intervals not to exceed ten years.
HB 775 Author: Hale, L. DeWitt
Caption: Relating to defining the term "trial de novo" as that term is used in the Civil and Criminal Statutes of Texas.
HB 776 Author: Hale, L. DeWitt
Caption: Relating to amending certain Statutes to provide that any person who has served four or more years as Justice of the Peace shall be entitled to a credit of two years on the twenty-four years of total service required of Judges for retirement.
HB 777 Author: Hale, L. DeWitt
Caption: Relating to amending the Texas Liquor Control Act so as to clarify such Act and further regulate and control alcoholic beverages.
HB 778 Author: Hale, L. DeWitt
Caption: Relating to making an appropriation to pay the principal due on a certain judgment obtained against the State of Texas by the Bevly Oil & Developing Corporation.
HB 860 Author: Hale, L. DeWitt
Caption: Relating to making an appropriation to pay the principal due on a certain judgment obtained against the State of Texas by the Southern Community Gas Company.
HJR 30 Author: Hale, L. DeWitt
Caption: Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of Texas to require that vacancies in the office of County Judge and Justices of the Peace be filled by the Commissioners Court only until the next General Election.
HJR 31 Author: Hale, L. DeWitt
Caption: Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of Texas to provide that all county officials for whom four-year terms of office were authorized in 1954 must resign such office prior to announcing for a different office when more than 1 year remains unserved of the term for which they were elected, and providing for the filling of such vacancies in the manner now provided by law.
55th 1st Called Session
HB 4 Author: Hale, L. DeWitt | et. al.
Caption: Relating to requiring the registration of persons who represent others before State Agencies; and providing penalties for the violation of this Act.
54th Regular Session
HB 78 Author: Hale, L. DeWitt
Caption: Relating to providing the qualifications for jurors in the State of Texas; providing certain exemptions from jury service; prohibiting the separation of jurors after they have been sworn in and before the verdict has been rendered or the final discharge of the jury; authorizing and directing the maintenance of separate jury rooms for male and female jurors, and permitting the housing of female jurors in separate facilities from male jurors in all cases where the juries must be kept together overnight.
HB 101 Author: Hale, L. DeWitt
Caption: Relating to amending certain acts; prescribing contents of petitions and cross-petitions for divorce; requiring disposition and provision for children under certain ages in any divorce case or subsequent proceeding; providing for testimony by parents; authorizing appointment of next friend to investigate and report on conditions concerning children, and allowing a fee therefor.
HB 102 Author: Hale, L. DeWitt
Caption: Relating to requiring all cities having a population of more than 50,000 inhabitants, according to the preceding Federal Census, to revise and re-enact their ordinances at intervals not to exceed ten (10) years; providing the date for initial revision; stating the effect of failure to include an ordinance in a revision and of failure to adopt a revision as required in this Act.
HB 136 Author: Hale, L. DeWitt
Caption: Relating to enacting the Texas Classification Act; defining certain terms; providing for the establishment of a Classification Plan for the departments and agencies of the State Government; providing certain exceptions; prescribing the powers and duties of the Governor with respect to the Classification Plan; creating the State Classification Officer and outlining his duties; appropriating funds for the temporary administration of this act.
HB 137 Author: Hale, L. DeWitt
Caption: Relating to increasing the salaries of the judges of the County Courts at Law Nos. I and II of Nueces County from Six Thousand, Five Hundred Dollars ($6,500) per annum to Eight Thousand, Five Hundred Dollars ($8,500) per annum.
HB 266 Author: Hale, L. DeWitt | et. al.
Caption: Relating to making a supplementary appropriation for the fiscal year beginning September 1, 1953, and from the fiscal year beginning September 1, 1954, to pay the per capita apportionment to public junior colleges provided for in certain Statutes.
HB 416 Author: Hale, L. DeWitt
Caption: Relating to providing that suits to set aside and compromise settlement agreements in Workmen's Compensation cases shall be litigated under rules governing Bill of Review, to provide that the Courts in such cases shall have jurisdiction to try and determine all matters in controversy between the parties and to award compensation notwithstanding the Industrial Accident Board has not made a final award.
HB 417 Author: Hale, L. DeWitt
Caption: Relating to providing for a universal jury wheel in each county, regardless of population, or number of district courts holding session therein.
HB 433 Author: Hale, L. DeWitt
Caption: Relating to the Texas Tort Claims Act; defining certain terms; making liable for tort claims all units of government in Texas; abolishing immunity of the sovereign to suit, and granting permission for such suits; abolishing the distinction between governmental and proprietary function of government, and declaring all to be proprietary.
HB 493 Author: Hale, L. DeWitt
Caption: Relating to delegating to cities of over 5,000 population full police powers over housing located or to be located within their jurisdiction; empowering such cities to establish minimum housing standards and to provide for the establishment of a Housing Commission or other body to administer laws, regulations, and ordinances relating to housing.
HB 598 Author: Hale, L. DeWitt | et. al.
Caption: Relating to the construction, acquisition and operation of automotive parking stations by cities and towns of not less than 50,000 population and providing for the financing thereof.
HJR 17 Author: Hale, L. DeWitt
Caption: Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the State of Texas amending Article XVI, Section 11 and fixing the rate of interest and providing for regulations on certain loans.
HJR 32 Author: Hale, L. DeWitt
Caption: Proposing an Amendment to Section 15 of Article XVI of the Constitution of the State of Texas to define more clearly the separate property of the husband and of the wife; to provide that the increase of separate property and the rents and revenues derived therefrom, interest on bonds and notes, and dividends on stock, shall be a part of the separate property of each spouse; to permit the partitioning of community property; providing for the Legislature to pass enabling legislation; and providing for an election and the issuance of a proclamation therefor.
53rd Regular Session
HB 33 Author: Hale, L. DeWitt | et. al.
Caption: Relating to enacting the Texas Tort Claims Act.
HB 47 Author: Hale, L. DeWitt | et. al.
Caption: Relating to providing that Workmen's Compensation claims, when reduced to judgment, shall be a fixed and determined liability against the insurance company and shall be a vested right in the claimant, his heirs and assigns; making such judgments inheritable and assignable.
HB 79 Author: Hale, L. DeWitt | et. al.
Caption: Relating to amending certain Acts by providing for the establishment and continuance of the State Board of Hairdressers and Cosmetologists as presently constituted, and defining the duties and powers of such Boards; defining the practice of hairdressing and cosmetology and other terms and definitions.
HB 80 Author: Hale, L. DeWitt | et. al.
Caption: Relating to appropriating certain funds for the payment of salary due the District Attorney of the 105th Judicial District for the period beginning with the effective date of the 1950 Federal Census, to wit, June 24, 1950, and ending August 31, 1953.
HB 81 Author: Hale, L. DeWitt
Caption: Relating to authorizing employees who are injured within the purvue of the Workmens' Compensation Act of Texas to file suit for such compensation directly in a Court of competent jurisdiction without first obtaining an award of the Industrial Accident Board.
HB 82 Author: Hale, L. DeWitt | et. al.
Caption: Relating to amending certain Statues by providing for lump sum settlements in all cases arising under the Workmens' Compensation Act of Texas.
HB 83 Author: Hale, L. DeWitt
Caption: Relating to providing that suits to set aside compromise settlement agreements in Workmens' Compensation cases shall be litigated under rules governing Bills of Review, to provide that the Courts in such cases shall have jurisdiction to try and determine all matters in controversy between the parties and to award compensation notwithstanding the Industrial Accident Board has not made a final award.
HB 84 Author: Hale, L. DeWitt
Caption: Relating to defining the word "permanent" as used in the Workmens' Compensation Act of the State of Texas.
HB 156 Author: Hale, L. DeWitt | et. al.
Caption: Relating to authorizing certain junior college districts to offer classes to candidates for baccalaureate degrees during their junior and senior years, and to award such degrees.
HB 265 Author: Hale, L. DeWitt | et. al.
Caption: Relating to repealing certain Acts relative to the sale and purchase of alcoholic beverages by any wholesaler.
HB 417 Author: Hale, L. DeWitt
Caption: Relating to providing that the provisions of Acts 1947, 50th Legislature, Page 1049, Chapter 452 shall be applicable to misdemeanors as well as felonies; authorizing application of such act by inferior courts of the State of Texas; providing that such laws shall be applied to misdemeanors in the same manner and to the same extent as felonies; making the Board of Pardons and Paroles of the State of Texas the administrating agency; making parole rules which are applicable to felonies also applicable to misdemeanors.
HB 499 Author: Hale, L. DeWitt
Caption: Relating to amending certain articles of the Penal Code of the State of Texas to provide that such law shall not apply to licensed child placing agencies or to licensed attorneys.
HB 509 Author: Hale, L. DeWitt
Caption: Relating to enacting the Texas Classification Act; providing for the establishment of a Classification Plan for the departments and agencies of the State Government.
HB 885 Author: Hale, L. DeWitt
Caption: Relating to creating "Nueces Bridge and Tunnel Authority" comprising all of the territory situated in Nueces County.
HB 909 Author: Hale, L. DeWitt
Caption: Relating to relinquishing, confirming and granting unto the City of Corpus Christi, Texas, its heirs, successors and assigns, without limitation or reservation, all right, title and interest of the State of Texas in and to certain land in said City, hitherto submerged by the waters of Corpus Christi Bay, and known as The American Legion Center.
HJR 11 Author: Hale, L. DeWitt | et. al.
Caption: Relating to proposing a constitutional amendment to define more clearly the separate property of the husband and of the wife; to provide that the increase of separate property and the rents and revenues derived therefrom, interest on bonds and notes, and dividends on stock, shall be a part of the separate property of each spouse; to permit the partitioning of community property.
HJR 15 Author: Hale, L. DeWitt | et. al.
Caption: Relating to proposing a constitutional amendment providing for the per diem of members of the Legislature at the rate of Twenty Five Dollars ($25.00) per day for the first one hundred twenty (120) days and Ten Dollars ($10.00) per day for the remaining days of each regular session of the Legislature and at the rate of Twenty Five Dollars ($25.00) per day for each day of each called session; to provide also for mileage at the rate of Two Dollars and Fifty Cents ($2.50) for every twenty-five (25) miles going to and returning from sessions of the Legislature
HJR 16 Author: Hale, L. DeWitt | et. al.
Caption: Relating to proposing a constitutional amendment to provide that the qualifications for service on grand and petit juries shall not be denied or abridged by reason of sex.
53rd 1st Called Session
HB 9 Author: Hale, L. DeWitt | et. al.
Caption: Relating to creating County Court at Law No. 11 of Nueces County, and prescribing its jurisdiction original and appellate.
HB 24 Author: Hale, L. DeWitt
Caption: Relating to amending the Insurance Code by providing that premiums on policies issued to an incorporated city, town or village, may be paid wholly from funds contributed by the insured employees, or wholly from funds contributed by the policyholder or from funds contributed by both the policyholder and insured employees when so authorized by the charter of such city, town or village.
HB 114 Author: Hale, L. DeWitt
Caption: Relating to making a supplemental appropriation to the State Board of Hairdressers and Cosmetologists.
46th Regular Session
HB 161 Author: Hale, L. DeWitt
Caption: Relating to amending a certain Act allowing the Commissioners Courts in all counties of more than forty-six thousand, one hundred (46,100) and less than forty-six thousand, two hundred (46,200) population, to fix the salary of their County Treasurer at any sum not less than twenty-five Dollars ($25).
HB 238 Author: Hale, L. DeWitt
Caption: Relating to reorganize and simplify the organization of the Executive Department of the State government to provide for better service and economy through the enactment of a Civil Administrative Code; providing for the creation of eighteen (18) administrative departments.
HB 670 Author: Hale, L. DeWitt
Caption: Relating to amending a certain Article providing for a rural school supervisor in counties having a population for forty-six thousand, one hundred (46,100) to forty-six thousand two hundred (46,200), according to the last available Federal Census.
HB 829 Author: Hale, L. DeWitt
Caption: Relating to amending a certain Article validating the actions of corporate cities, towns, or villages in counties having a population of more than forty-six thousand, one hundred (46,100) and less than forty-six thousand, two hundred (46,200) according to the last preceding Federal Census, which have attempted to accept the provisions of Title 28 of the Revised Civil Statutes of Texas of 1925, and giving said cities, towns, or villages all the powers of cities and towns as provided in said Title 28.
HJR 29 Author: Hale, L. DeWitt
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the reference of legislative acts to the people for their approval or rejection.