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Legislation authored by Ben Bynum

Includes legislation with Ben Bynum as the primary author for the 62nd through 64th Legislatures. For other types of authorship, search the Legislative Archive System.

64th Regular Session
HB 1 Author: Bynum, Ben
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Constitutional Revision
Caption: To prescribe the process for the calling of a constitutional convention to convene on April 5, 1976; to provide the qualifications of delegates and for the election of delegates; to provide for a preconvention planning committee; to provide for the authority and operation of the convention; to provide for the compensation of delegates; to provide for the submission of convention proposals; appropriating money for the preconvention planning committee and the convention.
HB 4 Author: Bynum, Ben
Last Action: Effective in 90 days
Caption: Regulating and requiring the reporting of contributions and expenditures in behalf of or in opposition to candidates for nomination or election to public offices or in behalf of or in opposition to measures submitted to the voters; regulating and requiring the reporting of contributions to or for public officeholders and the expenditure of such contributions by or on behalf of the officeholders; regulating political advertising and other campaign communications; containing both civil and criminal penalties for violations; making an appropriation; providing for severability.
HB 170 Author: Bynum, Ben
Last Action: Referred to Subcommittee on Motor Transportation
Caption: Relating to the use of headlamps with respect to motorcycles and motor-driven cycles.
HB 402 Author: Bynum, Ben
Last Action: Reported from committee favorably without amendments
Caption: Relating to the incorporation, powers, duties, supervision, and regulation of one nonprofit, share-deposit interinsurers central credit union.
HB 403 Author: Bynum, Ben
Last Action: Referred to Committee on State Affairs
Caption: Relating to the licensing and regulation of corrective therapists and corrective therapist assistants by the Texas Board of Corrective Therapy Examiners, providing penalties.
HB 404 Author: Bynum, Ben
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Insurance
Caption: Relating to the regulation of insurance rates.
HB 647 Author: Bynum, Ben
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Economic Development
Caption: Relating to conditions and restrictions placed on certain persons handling funds of certain insurance companies.
HB 764 Author: Bynum, Ben
Last Action: Reported from committee favorably without amendments
Caption: Prohibiting certain financial institutions as defined in this Act from being licensed as managing general agents.
HB 765 Author: Bynum, Ben
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Insurance
Caption: Relating to the establishment and operation of an assigned risk plan or pool.
HB 791 Author: Bynum, Ben
Last Action: Reported from committee favorably without amendments
Caption: Relating to authority of certain insurance agents to enter into and establish retail charge agreements with certain persons.
HB 828 Author: Bynum, Ben
Last Action: Considered by committee in public hearing
Caption: Prohibiting certain practices relating to insurance of real and personal property and providing certain exceptions; providing a penalty.
HB 848 Author: Bynum, Ben
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Administration
Caption: Relating to closing the capitol grounds to through traffic.
HB 1219 Author: Bynum, Ben
Last Action: Effective in 90 days
Caption: Concerning the prohibition against branch banking but authorizing connecting facilities.
HB 1221 Author: Bynum, Ben
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Revenue and Taxation
Caption: Relating to repealing certain taxes on cigars and including the sale and use of cigars under the limited sales, excise, and use tax.
HB 1549 Author: Bynum, Ben
Last Action: Effective in 90 days
Caption: Relating to the powers, duties, and compensation of the District Attorney of the 47th Judicial District and the appointment and compensation of assistant district attorneys, investigators, secretaries, and other office personnel.
HB 1550 Author: Bynum, Ben
Last Action: Effective in 90 days
Caption: Relating to the imposition of certain educational requirements for renewal of a license to practice optometry.
HB 2025 Author: Bynum, Ben
Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to the purchase of services, supplies, materials, and equipment for state agencies; providing penalties; repealing the State Purchasing Act of 1957.
HB 2026 Author: Bynum, Ben
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Intergovernmental Relations
Caption: Relating to insurance coverage for newborn children; requiring that certain insurance policies provide such coverage; defining such coverage; providing for payment of fees; authorizing requirement of notification of birth; providing an effective date.
HB 2027 Author: Bynum, Ben
Last Action: Effective in 90 days
Caption: Relating to the authority of the Amarillo Trade Zone, Inc., to apply for and accept a grant to establish, operate, and maintain a foreign-trade zone.
HB 2028 Author: Bynum, Ben
Last Action: Reported from committee with substitute
Caption: Amending Article 21.11-2, Texas Insurance Code of 1951, as amended, by changing the obligations of an agent to remit premiums, under certain circumstances.
HB 2029 Author: Bynum, Ben
Last Action: Reported from committee with substitute
Caption: Amending Article 3.39, Part II, Section A, Subsection 1, of the Texas Insurance Code to provide for a percentage limitation on the individual and aggregate amounts that may be invested in first liens upon real estate.
HB 2166 Author: Bynum, Ben
Last Action: Reported from committee with substitute
Caption: Relating to definition of "hospital" required to be included in accident and sickness insurance policies.
HB 2179 Author: Bynum, Ben
Last Action: Effective in 90 days
Caption: Relating to the creation of the County Court at Law No. 2 of Potter County; making other provisions relative to the court; providing an effective date.
HB 2181 Author: Bynum, Ben
Last Action: Considered by committee in public hearing
Caption: Relating to the issuance and sale of revenue bonds as special obligations of the Hospital District of the City of Amarillo.
HCR 101 Author: Bynum, Ben
Last Action: Considered by committee in public hearing
Caption: Relating to requesting the State Board of Insurance to discontinue the Texas driving insurance plan.
HCR 108 Author: Bynum, Ben
Last Action: Reported from subcommittee favorably without amendments
Caption: Relating to granting permission to the Maryland Casualty Company and Northern Insurance Company of New York to sue the state.
HCR 168 Author: Bynum, Ben
Last Action: Signed by Governor
Caption: Granting permission to John D. Byrum to sue the state.
HR 148 Author: Bynum, Ben
Caption: Relating to an interim study by the Committee on Insurance concerning the procurement of an efficient and economic system for certain insurance coverage.
HR 149 Author: Bynum, Ben
Caption: Relating to authorizing the Committee on Insurance to make an interim study of medical malpractice insurance.
HR 150 Author: Bynum, Ben
Caption: Relating to authorizing the Committee on Insurance to make an interim study of the key rate system for fire insurance and other matters.
63rd Regular Session
HB 4 Author: Bynum, Ben
Last Action: Signed by the Governor
Caption: Regulating campaign contributions and expenditures and political advertising in behalf of or in opposition to candidates for nomination or election to public offices or in behalf of or in opposition to measures submitted to the voters; containing both civil and criminal penalties for violations.
HB 298 Author: Bynum, Ben
Last Action: Considered in public hearing
Caption: Relating to regulations by the State Board of Control requiring that lights in state buildings be turned off at certain times.
HB 299 Author: Bynum, Ben
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Economic Development
Caption: Relating to the use of headlamps with respect to motorcycles and motor-driven cycles.
HB 450 Author: Bynum, Ben
Last Action: Referred to Committee on State Affairs
Caption: Authorizing the State Department of Public Welfare to acquire real property and to construct buildings; authorizing the department to enter into any agreements or contracts necessary to carry out the provisions of this Act; authorizing the department to expend appropriated funds and to accept and expend funds received from public and private sources for these purposes; providing for limitations and restrictions; providing for limitations and restrictions; providing a repealing clause, a savings clause; and declaring an emergency.
HB 936 Author: Bynum, Ben
Last Action: Postponed
Caption: Relating to the general prevailing rate of per diem wages; providing for the posting of bond by contractors; providing certain duties of the attorney general.
HB 937 Author: Bynum, Ben
Last Action: Sent to Calendar Committee
Caption: Relating to the compensation of County Attorneys; repealing all laws in conflict; and declaring an emergency.
HB 1100 Author: Bynum, Ben
Last Action: Subcommittee hearing date
Caption: Relating to tuition rates and tuition scholarships at institutions of higher education.
HB 1376 Author: Bynum, Ben
Last Action: Referred to Committee on State Affairs
Caption: Relating to the licensing and regulation of corrective therapists and corrective therapist assistants by a Texas Board of Corrective Therapy Examiners, certain prohibited acts, and penalties.
HB 1487 Author: Bynum, Ben
Last Action: Reported favorably as amended
Caption: Amending the Texas Insurance Code to provide that the State Board of Insurance may promulgate reasonable rules and regulations describing documents which must be signed by an actuary, as defined herein; defining the term actuary; authorizing the State Board of Insurance to prescribe rules relating to training and experience necessary to show actuarial competence.
HB 1579 Author: Bynum, Ben
Last Action: Reported favorably
Caption: Relating to the creation of a Board of Radiologic (X-ray) Technologists Examiners; setting qualifications for applicants for license; issuing and reviewing licenses, definig violations and penalties and declaring an emergency.
HB 1662 Author: Bynum, Ben
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Intergovernmental Affairs
Caption: Relating to the requirements for applicants for positions as firemen in certain cities; adding Section 9(a) to Chapter 325, Acts of the 50th Legislature, 1947, as amended (Article 1269m, Vernon's Texas Civil Statutes); and declaring an emergency.
HB 1673 Author: Bynum, Ben
Last Action: Signed by the Governor
Caption: Relating to the organization, powers, operations, regulation, and liquidation of credit unions and certain prohibited acts, penalties, and sanctions; amending Chapter 186, Acts of the 61st Legislature, Regular Session, 1969 (Articles 2461-1 et seq., Vernon's Texas Civil Statutes), by amending Sections 2, 5, 7, Subsection (a) of Section 10, Sections 13, 15, 24, 29, 35, and 36, and adding Section 35A and Subsection (e) to Section 16 and Subsection (c) to Section 18; and declaring an emergency.
HB 1691 Author: Bynum, Ben
Last Action: Signed by the Governor
Caption: Amending Chapter Three of the Insurance Code (Chapter 491, Acts of the 55th Legislature, Regular Session, 1957, as amended) controlling the operation of life, health and accident insurance companies in this State by adding thereto new articles relating to the issuance of certificates of authority to foreign insurance companies and to the authority of the Commissioner of Insurance to issue orders designed to rectify an existing hazardous financial condition of any insurance company and the State Board of Insurance by rule and regulations to prescribe standards for evaluating financial condition consistent with the purposes expressed and orders authorized; providing for severability; and declaring an emergency.
HB 1692 Author: Bynum, Ben
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Insurance
Caption: To amend Chapter 21 of the Insurance Code of Texas (Acts 1951, 52nd Legislature, Chapter 491, page 868), as the same has been heretofore amended, by adding thereto a new article to be identified as Article 21.28-D and to be known and cited as the Life, Accident, Health and Hospital Service Insurance Guaranty Association Act; declaring purpose and scope; providing for liberal construction; defining terms; creating the Life, Accident, Health and Hospital Service Insurance Guaranty Association; providing for assessments; providing a plan of operation; prescribing the powers and duties of the Commissioner; authorizing procedures for the prevention of impairments; requiring certain procedures in particular situations; providing for examination by and annual reports to the Commissioner; exempting the Association fro specifying certain judicial procedures; providing for tax write-offs of certificates of contribution; repealing all laws or parts of laws in conflict to the extent of such conflict; providing for severability; and declaring an emergency.
HCR 30 Author: Bynum, Ben
Last Action: Signed by the Governor
Caption: Recognizing and congratulating James D. (Jim) Pratt.
HCR 109 Author: Bynum, Ben
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Rules
Caption: Commending Ron Resech for his service to the advancement of cosmetology in this state.
HR 44 Author: Bynum, Ben
Caption: Providing for reimbursement of expenses of members of the Texas Solid Waste Study Committee during Fourth Called Session of the 62nd Legislature.
HR 148 Author: Bynum, Ben
Caption: Creating an interim committee to study all deviation applications and actions taken by the State Board of Insurance.
HR 149 Author: Bynum, Ben
Caption: Creating an interim committee to study "no-fault" system of automobile insurance.
HR 150 Author: Bynum, Ben
Caption: Creating an interim committee to study laws regulating solvency of insurance companies.
HR 201 Author: Bynum, Ben
Caption: Empowering the House Administration Committee to manage organizational work to set up the Constitutional Convention.
HR 214 Author: Bynum, Ben
Caption: Providing for House employees and making other provisions for the interim.
63rd 1st Called Session
HR 4 Author: Bynum, Ben
Caption: Providing for employees of the First Called Session, 63rd Legislature.
62nd Regular Session
HB 373 Author: Bynum, Ben
Caption: Relating to the Juvenile Board in Potter County.
HB 509 Author: Bynum, Ben
Caption: Relating to providing for additional compensation for the district judges of the 47th, 108th, and 181st Judicial Districts of Texas.
HB 510 Author: Bynum, Ben
Caption: Relating to the issuance and sale of revenue bonds as special obligations of the hospital district of the City of Amarillo for the purpose of providing funds for the aquisition, purchase, construction, repair, renovation, improvement, enlargement or equipping of hospital facilities.
HB 511 Author: Bynum, Ben
Caption: Relating to the employment and salaries of the county attorney and assistant county attorneys and investigators, county judges and judges of the county courts at law in certain counties.
HB 512 Author: Bynum, Ben
Caption: Relating to authorizing the commissioners court in certain counties to fix the compensation of all chief deputies, deputies, assistants, clerks, and secretaries of the county in such county, except assistant county attorneys, providing a maximum compensation for each such chief deputy, assistant, clerk or secretary.
HB 792 Author: Bynum, Ben | et. al.
Caption: Relating to defining the term "eligible city" as relates to insurance of revenue bonds for off-street and on-street parking purposes.
HB 793 Author: Bynum, Ben
Caption: Relating to the issuance or renewal of permits or licenses under the Liquor Control Act.
HB 794 Author: Bynum, Ben
Caption: Relating to the selection of applicants for admission to state-supported institutions of higher education with limited enrollments.
HB 1290 Author: Bynum, Ben
Caption: Relating to creating the Texas Life, Accident and Health Insurance Guaranty Association.
HB 1405 Author: Bynum, Ben
Caption: Relating to the creation of the Texas Insurance Guaranty Association to protect the people of Texas against certain insurance company insolvencies.
HB 1524 Author: Bynum, Ben
Caption: Relating to creating clean air districts for the purpose of facilitating the removing and diminishing of air pollution.
HB 1866 Author: Bynum, Ben
Caption: Relating to permitting the employment of certain children under the supervision of certain child welfare agencies.
HR 95 Author: Bynum, Ben | et. al.
Caption: Congratulating R. G. Mills.
HR 120 Author: Bynum, Ben
Caption: Naming Dee Scott Davis and Shelly Dianne Davis Mascots of the House.
HR 226 Author: Bynum, Ben
Caption: Commending the citizens, businesses, and state services of the Panhandle.
HR 373 Author: Bynum, Ben | et. al.
Caption: Congratulating Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity.
HR 413 Author: Bynum, Ben | et. al.
Caption: Congratulating Mrs. W. R. (Dimple) Crow.
HR 419 Author: Bynum, Ben | et. al.
Caption: Honoring the Panhandle Plains Historical Museum on its Golden Anniversary.
HR 492 Author: Bynum, Ben | et. al.
Caption: Congratulating the Jaycees of Texas on the occasion of their State Convention.
HR 499 Author: Bynum, Ben
Caption: Commending the City of Amarillo, the Russian Olympic basketball team, Olympic champion shotputter Randy Matson, and members of the Amarillo Chamber of Commerce Sports Committee.
HR 503 Author: Bynum, Ben
Caption: Congratulating the Honorable Dean Cobb on his birthday.
HR 529 Author: Bynum, Ben | et. al.
Caption: Creating an interim committee to study state technical-vocational education programs.
HR 556 Author: Bynum, Ben
Caption: Creating an interim committee on highway beautification.