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Legislation authored by Todd Staples

Includes legislation with Todd Staples as the primary author for the 74th through 79th Legislatures. For other types of authorship, search the Legislative Archive System.

79th Regular Session
SB 5 Author: Staples, Todd | et. al.
Last Action: Rules suspended
Caption: Relating to the continuation and operation of the workers' compensation system of this state and to the abolition of the Texas Workers' Compensation Commission, the establishment of the office of injured employee counsel, and the transfer of the powers and duties of the Texas Workers' Compensation Commission to the Texas Department of Insurance and the office of injured employee counsel; providing administrative violations.
SB 9 Author: Staples, Todd
Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to homeland security; providing a penalty.
SB 11 Author: Staples, Todd
Last Action: Effective on 9/1/05
Caption: Relating to security in public schools.
SB 62 Author: Staples, Todd
Last Action: Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to health coverage or compensation supplementation for certain education employees.
SB 63 Author: Staples, Todd
Last Action: Referred to Finance
Caption: Relating to a pay raise for state employees.
SB 64 Author: Staples, Todd
Last Action: Referred to Education
Caption: Relating to the minimum salary for public school teachers, librarians, counselors, and nurses.
SB 65 Author: Staples, Todd
Last Action: Referred to Criminal Justice
Caption: Relating to the applicability of the death penalty to a capital offense committed by a person with mental retardation.
SB 275 Author: Staples, Todd | et. al.
Last Action: Refer to s/c on Higher Education by Pres
Caption: Relating to authorizing The University of Texas at Tyler to offer doctoral degree programs in nursing and human resource development.
SB 276 Author: Staples, Todd | et. al.
Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to authorizing The University of Texas Health Science Center at Tyler to offer courses and degree programs in allied health and related fields.
SB 283 Author: Staples, Todd
Last Action: Removed from local & uncontested calendar
Caption: Relating to a recreational sports fee at Stephen F. Austin State University.
SB 317 Author: Staples, Todd
Last Action: Removed from local & uncontested calendar
Caption: Relating to the designation of the El Camino Real East/West Corridor.
SB 318 Author: Staples, Todd
Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to creating a recognition day in remembrance of the Texian Navy.
SB 322 Author: Staples, Todd
Last Action: Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to proceeds from the sale of certain state personal and real property.
SB 323 Author: Staples, Todd
Last Action: Referred to Transportation & Homeland Sec.
Caption: Relating to participation by the Texas Department of Transportation in the cost of acquiring, constructing, maintaining, or operating a toll facility.
SB 328 Author: Staples, Todd
Last Action: Referred to Transportation & Homeland Sec.
Caption: Relating to the protection of public water supplies.
SB 365 Author: Staples, Todd
Last Action: Referred to Criminal Justice
Caption: Relating to the punishment for the offense of burglary of coin-operated or coin collection machines.
SB 366 Author: Staples, Todd
Last Action: Referred to Criminal Justice
Caption: Relating to the punishment for the offense of burglary of vehicles.
SB 381 Author: Staples, Todd
Last Action: Effective on 9/1/05
Caption: Relating to the regulation of real estate appraisers.
SB 382 Author: Staples, Todd
Last Action: Effective on 9/1/05
Caption: Relating to disciplinary proceedings and contested cases involving real estate appraisers and appraiser trainees.
SB 431 Author: Staples, Todd
Last Action: Committee report printed and distributed
Caption: Relating to the prosecution of the offense of criminal trespass on certain property.
SB 432 Author: Staples, Todd
Last Action: Referred to Transportation & Homeland Sec.
Caption: Relating to the abolition of the Public Safety Radio Communications Council and the transfer of certain functions to the office of the governor.
SB 443 Author: Staples, Todd
Last Action: Effective on 9/1/05
Caption: Relating to the regulation of industrialized buildings.
SB 444 Author: Staples, Todd
Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to registration fee credits for the owners of certain dry cleaning facilities that do not participate in the dry cleaning facility release fund.
SB 459 Author: Staples, Todd
Last Action: Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the valuation of state-owned real property.
SB 483 Author: Staples, Todd | et. al.
Last Action: Effective on 9/1/05
Caption: Relating to allowing designated public school libraries to participate in group purchasing agreements with the TexShare Library Consortium.
SB 570 Author: Staples, Todd
Last Action: Committee report printed and distributed
Caption: Relating to the requirement of a surety bond for a receiver of the General Land Office.
SB 577 Author: Staples, Todd
Last Action: Referred to Transportation & Homeland Sec.
Caption: Relating to the membership of the Critical Infrastructure Protection Council.
SB 578 Author: Staples, Todd
Last Action: Effective on 9/1/05
Caption: Relating to the authority of certain honorably retired peace officers to carry certain weapons.
SB 599 Author: Staples, Todd
Last Action: Effective on 9/1/05
Caption: Relating to the eligibility of a criminal defendant for release from jail after a delay in prosecution.
SB 619 Author: Staples, Todd
Last Action: Effective on 9/1/05
Caption: Relating to the enforcement of certain standards for commercial motor vehicles.
SB 792 Author: Staples, Todd
Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the duties of the county attorney in Montgomery County.
SB 866 Author: Staples, Todd
Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the operation of authorized emergency vehicles conducting a police escort.
SB 867 Author: Staples, Todd
Last Action: Effective on 9/1/05
Caption: Relating to the application of the motor vehicle sales tax emissions reduction surcharge on certain recreational vehicles.
SB 897 Author: Staples, Todd
Last Action: Committee report printed and distributed
Caption: Relating to the creation of the Montgomery County Municipal Utility District No. 100; providing authority to impose a tax and issue bonds; granting the power of eminent domain.
SB 941 Author: Staples, Todd
Last Action: Referred to Finance
Caption: Relating to authorizing the issuance of revenue bonds for Stephen F. Austin State University.
SB 942 Author: Staples, Todd
Last Action: Referred to Finance
Caption: Relating to authorizing the issuance of revenue bonds for The University of Texas Health Science Center at Tyler.
SB 1017 Author: Staples, Todd
Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the creation of the Lower Trinity Groundwater Conservation District; providing authority to issue bonds.
SB 1018 Author: Staples, Todd
Last Action: Effective on 9/1/05
Caption: Relating to the extension or modification of residential restrictive covenants in certain counties.
SB 1063 Author: Staples, Todd
Last Action: Effective on 9/1/05
Caption: Relating to the rates of certain retail public utilities.
SB 1064 Author: Staples, Todd
Last Action: Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to rate changes by a water and sewer utility.
SB 1073 Author: Staples, Todd
Last Action: Not again placed on intent calendar
Caption: Relating to the issuance of a temporary tag for use on an unregistered motor vehicle.
SB 1074 Author: Staples, Todd
Last Action: Effective on 9/1/05
Caption: Relating to the authority of the Department of Public Safety of the State of Texas or the public safety director to adopt rules in connection with commercial motor vehicles.
SB 1092 Author: Staples, Todd
Last Action: Referred to Transportation & Homeland Sec.
Caption: Relating to the authority of regional planning commissions with respect to mutual aid agreements for emergency management purposes.
SB 1177 Author: Staples, Todd
Last Action: Scheduled for public hearing on . . . . .
Caption: Relating to the establishment, operation, and funding of a skills development program, including the reduction of and the imposition of assessments for the unemployment compensation system.
SB 1306 Author: Staples, Todd
Last Action: Referred to Criminal Justice
Caption: Relating to actions of the Commission on Jail Standards regarding certain county jails operating in excess of total capacity.
SB 1307 Author: Staples, Todd
Last Action: Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to the authority of the Texas Juvenile Probation Commission to issue subpoenas, administer oaths, receive evidence, and gather information.
SB 1318 Author: Staples, Todd
Last Action: Transferred to Calendars Committee
Caption: Relating to projects that may be undertaken by or supported by the tax proceeds of certain development corporations.
SB 1319 Author: Staples, Todd | et. al.
Last Action: Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to participation of certain annuitants and their dependents in the state employees group benefits program.
SB 1320 Author: Staples, Todd
Last Action: Not again placed on intent calendar
Caption: Relating to the sovereign immunity and liability to be sued of a junior college district.
SB 1321 Author: Staples, Todd
Last Action: Committee report printed and distributed
Caption: Relating to the creation and operation of a Texas Certified Retirement Community Program.
SB 1374 Author: Staples, Todd
Last Action: Referred to Public Education
Caption: Relating to notice regarding an exception from elementary school class size limits.
SB 1375 Author: Staples, Todd
Last Action: Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to the regulation of outdoor advertising.
SB 1376 Author: Staples, Todd
Last Action: Referred to Public Education
Caption: Relating to the authority of a parent to designate a child-care facility or grandparent's residence for purposes of transportation provided by a public school transportation system.
SB 1377 Author: Staples, Todd
Last Action: Effective on 9/1/05
Caption: Relating to certain fees imposed by the secretary of state and the maximum amount that may be imposed in connection with the adoption of a child in another country.
SB 1378 Author: Staples, Todd
Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the certification of certain nonprofit hospitals and hospital systems for limited liability.
SB 1427 Author: Staples, Todd
Last Action: Referred to Criminal Justice
Caption: Relating to the establishment by the Department of Public Safety of a database for a tracking system for certain warrants.
SB 1604 Author: Staples, Todd
Last Action: Effective on 9/1/05
Caption: Relating to the administration, powers, duties, and operations of the Neches and Trinity Valleys Groundwater Conservation District.
SB 1646 Author: Staples, Todd
Last Action: Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the management of public school land and the permanent school fund.
SB 1647 Author: Staples, Todd
Last Action: Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to regulatory takings.
SB 1648 Author: Staples, Todd
Last Action: Referred to Civil Practices
Caption: Relating to civil actions.
SB 1649 Author: Staples, Todd
Last Action: Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to resumption of service by certain retirees under the Employees Retirement System of Texas and the Teacher Retirement System of Texas.
SB 1650 Author: Staples, Todd
Last Action: Referred to Finance
Caption: Relating to the state administration of taxation.
SB 1651 Author: Staples, Todd
Last Action: Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to an office of inspector general at certain state agencies.
SB 1652 Author: Staples, Todd
Last Action: See remarks for effective date
Caption: Relating to the administration of ad valorem taxation and to certain measures involving school district property values.
SB 1653 Author: Staples, Todd
Last Action: Referred to Finance
Caption: Relating to the determination of the market value of certain drug supplies for ad valorem property tax purposes.
SB 1654 Author: Staples, Todd
Last Action: Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to notice of hearing on a motion for enforcement regarding child support and child custody.
SB 1655 Author: Staples, Todd
Last Action: Returned to Local & Consent Calendars Comm.
Caption: Relating to settlement and discovery in property tax appeals.
SB 1656 Author: Staples, Todd
Last Action: Referred to Natural Resources
Caption: Relating to the conveyance of certain state-owned real property in Cherokee County to the City of Rusk.
SB 1657 Author: Staples, Todd
Last Action: Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the modification of the conservatorship or possession of or access to a child by certain persons who fail to pay court-ordered child support.
SB 1670 Author: Staples, Todd
Last Action: Effective on 9/1/05
Caption: Relating to a motor vehicle financial responsibility verification program; providing a penalty.
SB 1705 Author: Staples, Todd
Last Action: Committee report printed and distributed
Caption: Relating to the creation of the Montgomery County Municipal Utility District No. 101; providing authority to impose a tax and issue bonds; granting the power of eminent domain.
SB 1706 Author: Staples, Todd
Last Action: Not again placed on intent calendar
Caption: Relating to the construction, acquisition, financing, maintenance, management, operation, ownership, and control of transportation facilities and the progress, improvement, policing, and safety of transportation in this state; providing a penalty.
SB 1707 Author: Staples, Todd
Last Action: Effective on 9/1/05
Caption: Relating to the regulation of poultry facilities.
SB 1708 Author: Staples, Todd
Last Action: House adopts resolution recalling from Gov.
Caption: Relating to assessments levied on certain owners of cattle and used for marketing, education, research, and promotion of Texas beef.
SB 1709 Author: Staples, Todd
Last Action: Referred to Environmental Regulation
Caption: Relating to the regulation of a poultry operation that does not use a liquid waste handling system.
SB 1710 Author: Staples, Todd
Last Action: Effective on 9/1/05
Caption: Relating to outdoor burning under the Texas Clean Air Act.
SB 1711 Author: Staples, Todd
Last Action: No action taken in committee
Caption: Relating to the creation of and funding for the Texas Entrepreneurship Network.
SB 1712 Author: Staples, Todd | et. al.
Last Action: No action taken in committee
Caption: Relating to the administration and use of the Texas rail relocation and improvement fund and the issuance of obligations for financing the relocation, construction, reconstruction, acquisition, improvement, rehabilitation, and expansion of rail facilities.
SB 1713 Author: Staples, Todd
Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the creation of a study commission on transportation financing.
SB 1740 Author: Staples, Todd
Last Action: Effective on 9/1/05
Caption: Relating to permits issued by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality for certain construction activities.
SB 1741 Author: Staples, Todd
Last Action: Referred to Natural Resources
Caption: Relating to an exemption for certain interbasin transfers of water from certain priority requirements.
SCR 2 Author: Staples, Todd
Last Action: Signed by the Governor
Caption: Memorializing Congress to enact legislation to provide for federal deployment of the Strategic National Stockpile within Mexico to protect United States border states.
SCR 10 Author: Staples, Todd
Last Action: Referred to Transportation
Caption: Memorializing congress to include Texas' transportation priorities in legislation to reauthorize TEA-21.
SCR 37 Author: Staples, Todd
Last Action: Received from the Senate
Caption: Supporting Texas' application for a Mental Health Transformation State Incentive Grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
SCR 41 Author: Staples, Todd
Last Action: Sent to the Governor
Caption: Recalling S.B. No. 1708 from the governor.
SJR 17 Author: Staples, Todd
Last Action: Filed with the Secretary of State
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the denial of bail to a criminal defendant who violates a condition of the defendant's release pending trial.
SJR 41 Author: Staples, Todd | et. al.
Last Action: No action taken in committee
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment creating the Texas rail relocation and improvement fund and authorizing grants of money and issuance of obligations for financing the relocation, construction, reconstruction, acquisition, improvement, rehabilitation, and expansion of rail facilities.
SR 52 Author: Staples, Todd
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Honoring Peggy Howland for the creation of the feeding assistant program at Cartmell Home for Aged in Palestine.
SR 73 Author: Staples, Todd
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Amending the Rules of the Senate for the 79th Legislature.
SR 106 Author: Staples, Todd
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing February 8, 2005, as Texas Probation Association Day at the Capitol.
SR 154 Author: Staples, Todd
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing February 16, 2005, as Texas Heritage Trails Day at the State Capitol.
SR 155 Author: Staples, Todd
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing February 16 and 17, 2005, as Angelina County Days.
SR 156 Author: Staples, Todd
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing February 16 and 17, 2005, as Nacogdoches County Days at the State Capitol.
SR 157 Author: Staples, Todd
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing February 16 and 17, 2005, as SFA Student Government Association and SFA Alumni Association Days at the Capitol.
SR 212 Author: Staples, Todd
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing Bob and Doris Bowman of Lufkin for their service to the people of East Texas.
SR 213 Author: Staples, Todd
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing February 23, 2005, as Athens Day at the State Capitol.
SR 214 Author: Staples, Todd | et. al.
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing February 22, 2005, as Cedar Creek Lake Area Day at the State Captiol.
SR 295 Author: Staples, Todd
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing March 3, 2005, as Shelby County Day at the State Capitol.
SR 296 Author: Staples, Todd
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Congratulating Joanna Blackwell of Center for her selection as the 40th Miss Rodeo USA.
SR 323 Author: Staples, Todd
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Congratulating Larry Mayo on the occasion of his retirement from the Palestine Herald-Press.
SR 347 Author: Staples, Todd
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: In memory of Willie Myers of Palestine.
SR 348 Author: Staples, Todd
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: In memory of Paul Vernon Calhoun of Palestine.
SR 349 Author: Staples, Todd
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: In memory of Clifford Lee of Jacksonville.
SR 350 Author: Staples, Todd
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Congratulating Lucy and Lee Roy Mathis, Jr., for their selection as Patriots of the Year by The University of Texas at Tyler.
SR 460 Author: Staples, Todd
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing the Texas Forestry Association on the occasion of its seedling giveaway at the State Capitol.
SR 481 Author: Staples, Todd | et. al.
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing March 29, 2005, as Montgomery County Day at the State Capitol.
SR 526 Author: Staples, Todd
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing the Hotel Fredonia in Nacogdoches on the occasion of its 50th anniversary.
SR 628 Author: Staples, Todd
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Congratulating the firefighters of the Conroe Fire Department for having the fastest response time in Montgomery County.
SR 629 Author: Staples, Todd
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing Lola Burgess of Silsbee on the occasion of her retirement.
SR 630 Author: Staples, Todd
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing April 18, 2005, as Conroe Day at the State Capitol.
SR 649 Author: Staples, Todd
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: In memory of Joshua Alan "Joppie" Frazier of Palestine.
SR 650 Author: Staples, Todd
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: In memory of Marley Patrick "Moe" Styner.
SR 709 Author: Staples, Todd
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Welcoming the Jacksonville Leadership Institute to the State Capitol.
SR 710 Author: Staples, Todd
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Congratulating Phuwadol Thamathitikhun of Palestine for earning a Merit award at the Texas Professional Photographers Association Regional Convention.
SR 1098 Author: Staples, Todd
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Suspending limitations on conference committee jurisdiction, H.B. No. 2702.
SR 1106 Author: Staples, Todd
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing Jack H. Holland on the occasion of his retirement.
SR 1107 Author: Staples, Todd
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Commending Eric Crawford for his service in Iraq.
79th 1st Called Session
SB 58 Author: Staples, Todd | et. al.
Last Action: Referred to Finance
Caption: Relating to authorizing the issuance of revenue bonds to fund capital projects at certain public institutions of higher education.
SR 29 Author: Staples, Todd
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing Blake Starkey of Palestine on the occasion of his retirement.
SR 69 Author: Staples, Todd
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: In memory of Dorothy Redus Robinson of Palestine.
SR 89 Author: Staples, Todd
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing Olen Underwood of Montgomery County on the occasion of his retirement.
SR 97 Author: Staples, Todd
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: In memory of Lamar Tinsley of Huntington.
SR 114 Author: Staples, Todd
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing William Bernard Duke of Nacogdoches on the occasion of his 90th birthday.
SR 128 Author: Staples, Todd
Last Action: Filed
Caption: Expressing the Texas Senate's recognition of Fastrill Reservoir as a valuable component of the State of Texas water conservation plan.
79th 2nd Called Session
SR 6 Author: Staples, Todd
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Expressing the Texas Senate's recognition that Fastrill Reservoir is a valuable component of the State of Texas' water conservation plan.
SR 62 Author: Staples, Todd
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: In memory of James Randall McElroy of Austin.
SR 117 Author: Staples, Todd
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing Dempsey and Kay Carter of Conroe and their daughters for their efforts in behalf of Texas agriculture.
79th 3rd Called Session
SCR 7 Author: Staples, Todd
Last Action: Signed by the Governor
Caption: In memory of Bobby Smith of Onalaska.
SCR 9 Author: Staples, Todd | et. al.
Last Action: Received from the Senate
Caption: Memorializing Congress to permanently extend the federal income tax deductibility of state and local sales taxes.
SR 114 Author: Staples, Todd
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing May 6, 2006, as Neches Heritage Day.
SR 126 Author: Staples, Todd
Last Action: Read & adopted
Caption: Directing the Parks and Wildlife Department to assist local and state advisory committees to provide a plan for continuation of the Texas State Railroad.
SR 138 Author: Staples, Todd
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Commending Nacogdoches County Judge Susan Kay Kennedy for her public service.
SR 180 Author: Staples, Todd | et. al.
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: In memory of Arthur Temple, Jr., of Lufkin.
SR 219 Author: Staples, Todd
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: In memory of Jeff McNeil.
SR 220 Author: Staples, Todd
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Commending George N. Bowers for 50 years of service as Mayor of Tenaha.
78th Regular Session
SB 16 Author: Staples, Todd | et. al.
Last Action: Effective on 9/1/03
Caption: Relating to mentoring services programs for at-risk students in public schools.
SB 108 Author: Staples, Todd
Last Action: Referred to Administration
Caption: Relating to a tax impact statement for certain legislation affecting state taxes.
SB 110 Author: Staples, Todd
Last Action: Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to the creation of the offense of failing to report the commission of a felony.
SB 117 Author: Staples, Todd
Last Action: Effective on 9/1/03
Caption: Relating to the authority of certain retired peace officers and federal criminal investigators to carry certain weapons.
SB 194 Author: Staples, Todd
Last Action: Committee report printed and distributed
Caption: Relating to immunity for certain governmental employees or agents for an act or omission committed while supervising an inmate or offender program or activity.
SB 195 Author: Staples, Todd
Last Action: Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the creation of a judicial district composed of Nacogdoches County.
SB 196 Author: Staples, Todd
Last Action: Effective on 9/1/03
Caption: Relating to a challenge of a voter's registration.
SB 197 Author: Staples, Todd
Last Action: Effective on 9/1/03
Caption: Relating to the challenge of a voter's registration.
SB 252 Author: Staples, Todd
Last Action: Effective on 1/1/04
Caption: Relating to the registration of mortgage bankers.
SB 253 Author: Staples, Todd
Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the applicability of the Texas Youth Camp Safety and Health Act to facilities or programs operated by or on the campus of an institution of higher education.
SB 332 Author: Staples, Todd
Last Action: Referred to Jurisprudence
Caption: Relating to the applicability of the death penalty to a capital offense committed by a person with mental retardation.
SB 334 Author: Staples, Todd
Last Action: Committee report printed and distributed
Caption: Relating to student center fees at Stephen F. Austin State University.
SB 340 Author: Staples, Todd | et. al.
Last Action: See remarks for effective date
Caption: Relating to the rendition and appraisal of property for ad valorem tax purposes and to the use of electronic means for certain interactions between property owners and appraisal districts, taxing units, or other tax officials; providing civil penalties.
SB 424 Author: Staples, Todd
Last Action: Committee report printed and distributed
Caption: Relating to assessment of a fee for the collection of delinquent fines and court costs by a county attorney, district attorney, or criminal district attorney.
SB 432 Author: Staples, Todd
Last Action: Referred to Criminal Justice
Caption: Relating to the declaration of a mistrial in the punishment phase of a criminal proceeding.
SB 461 Author: Staples, Todd
Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the operation of authorized emergency vehicles.
SB 509 Author: Staples, Todd
Last Action: Referred to Finance
Caption: Relating to the exemption of travel trailers from ad valorem taxation.
SB 510 Author: Staples, Todd
Last Action: Effective in 90 days -- 9/01/03
Caption: Relating to the exemption of certain travel trailers from ad valorem taxation.
SB 521 Author: Staples, Todd | et. al.
Last Action: See remarks for effective date
Caption: Relating to the acquisition and regulation of manufactured homes; providing penalties.
SB 526 Author: Staples, Todd | et. al.
Last Action: Effective on 9/1/03
Caption: Relating to the San Jacinto River Authority board of directors.
SB 671 Author: Staples, Todd
Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the determination of school district property values and the accountability of appraisal district operations.
SB 727 Author: Staples, Todd
Last Action: Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
Caption: Relating to the payment of fees awarded to certain attorneys appointed by a court to represent indigent inmates in capital cases.
SB 728 Author: Staples, Todd
Last Action: Referred to Appropriations
Caption: Relating to the benefits provided to the survivors of certain public employees killed in the line of duty.
SB 729 Author: Staples, Todd
Last Action: Effective on 9/1/03
Caption: Relating to the elements of the offense of harassment by persons in certain correctional facilities.
SB 730 Author: Staples, Todd
Last Action: Referred to s/c by chair
Caption: Relating to the design of license plates for veterans with disabilities.
SB 832 Author: Staples, Todd
Last Action: Committee report printed and distributed
Caption: Relating to the period for the redemption of a mineral interest sold for unpaid ad valorem taxes at a tax sale.
SB 902 Author: Staples, Todd
Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the term of a contract between an appraisal district and the financial entity designated as the depository for the district.
SB 977 Author: Staples, Todd
Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to custody of the assets of certain public retirement systems.
SB 1013 Author: Staples, Todd
Last Action: Effective on 9/1/03
Caption: Relating to the regulation of the practice of appraising real property; providing administrative, civil, and criminal penalties.
SB 1086 Author: Staples, Todd
Last Action: Committee report printed and distributed
Caption: Relating to animal impoundment facilities operated by a small municipality.
SB 1087 Author: Staples, Todd
Last Action: Effective on 9/1/03
Caption: Relating to the appointment of notaries public.
SB 1088 Author: Staples, Todd
Last Action: Not again placed on intent calendar
Caption: Relating to eliminating certain requirements for publishing and distributing volumes of legislative acts and for distributing judicial reports and other state publications.
SB 1121 Author: Staples, Todd
Last Action: Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the powers and duties of the General Land Office and the accounting and disposition of state-owned real property.
SB 1122 Author: Staples, Todd
Last Action: Referred to Natural Resources
Caption: Relating to sale and lease of public school land.
SB 1123 Author: Staples, Todd
Last Action: Committee report printed and distributed
Caption: Relating to the promotion and marketing of Texas products.
SB 1124 Author: Staples, Todd
Last Action: Referred to Criminal Justice
Caption: Relating to the punishment for the offense of escape.
SB 1236 Author: Staples, Todd
Last Action: Referred to Education
Caption: Relating to mentoring services programs in public schools.
SB 1361 Author: Staples, Todd
Last Action: Not again placed on intent calendar
Caption: Relating to the purposes for which citizen evidence may be used by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality.
SB 1362 Author: Staples, Todd
Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the development of a regional water supply reservoir project at Lake Eastex reservoir site, the renaming of the site as Lake Columbia, and the acquisition of the site and other property; providing for the issuance of bonds.
SB 1363 Author: Staples, Todd
Last Action: Referred to Natural Resources
Caption: Relating to the repeal of the authority of the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality to initiate an enforcement action using information provided by a private individual.
SB 1364 Author: Staples, Todd
Last Action: Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to the additional tax imposed on land appraised for ad valorem taxation as timberland that is claimed as part of a residence homestead or diverted to certain other uses.
SB 1365 Author: Staples, Todd
Last Action: Referred to Intergovernmental Relations
Caption: Relating to the use of state travel services by public junior colleges and school districts.
SB 1416 Author: Staples, Todd
Last Action: Referred to Finance
Caption: Relating to the transfer of the powers and duties of the comptroller of public accounts relating to state administration of the property tax system to the commissioner of the General Land Office.
SB 1435 Author: Staples, Todd
Last Action: Referred to Intergovernmental Relations
Caption: Relating to the use of certain tax incentives by municipalities for certain economic development.
SB 1436 Author: Staples, Todd | et. al.
Last Action: No action taken in committee
Caption: Relating to the creation and administration of the community telecommunications alliance program.
SB 1634 Author: Staples, Todd
Last Action: Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the limitation on the allocation of office space to state agencies.
SB 1635 Author: Staples, Todd
Last Action: Effective on 9/1/03
Caption: Relating to carrying a passenger on an all-terrain vehicle.
SB 1636 Author: Staples, Todd
Last Action: Referred to Intergovernmental Relations
Caption: Relating to the authority of an ad valorem tax appraisal district to obtain certain criminal history record information relating to an applicant for employment.
SB 1637 Author: Staples, Todd
Last Action: Referred to Government Organization
Caption: Relating to the location of a crematory.
SB 1638 Author: Staples, Todd
Last Action: Referred to Finance
Caption: Relating to remedies for the unequal appraisal of property by an appraisal district.
SB 1639 Author: Staples, Todd
Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to regulating the waters of the state, including the spacing and production of groundwater and the control of instream flows.
SB 1640 Author: Staples, Todd
Last Action: Referred to Business & Commerce
Caption: Relating to duties of certain motor vehicle dealers on the transfer of used vehicles.
SB 1641 Author: Staples, Todd
Last Action: Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the creation of Lake View Management and Development District in Henderson County; providing authority to impose a tax and issue bonds; granting the power of eminent domain.
SB 1642 Author: Staples, Todd | et. al.
Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the establishment of a geriatric education and care research center at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Tyler.
SB 1643 Author: Staples, Todd
Last Action: Effective on 9/1/03
Caption: Relating to the appointment of election officers for a central counting station for certain elections.
SB 1644 Author: Staples, Todd
Last Action: Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to the early voting clerk of an election in which the county clerk is a candidate.
SB 1645 Author: Staples, Todd
Last Action: Referred to Jurisprudence
Caption: Relating to inverse condemnation cases.
SB 1646 Author: Staples, Todd
Last Action: Effective on 1/1/04
Caption: Relating to the ad valorem tax appraisal of qualified timberland.
SB 1647 Author: Staples, Todd
Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to a timeshare developer's ability to complete certain documents.
SB 1831 Author: Staples, Todd
Last Action: Referred to Finance
Caption: Relating to required activities and limits on the amounts of state financial assistance for which regional planning commissions may be eligible.
SB 1832 Author: Staples, Todd
Last Action: Referred to Business & Commerce
Caption: Relating to flood insurance notice to residential tenants.
SB 1833 Author: Staples, Todd
Last Action: See remarks for effective date
Caption: Relating to the use of electronic means for certain interactions between taxpayers and appraisal districts, taxing units, or other tax officials.
SB 1834 Author: Staples, Todd
Last Action: Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to costs associated with the civil commitment of sexually violent predators.
SB 1835 Author: Staples, Todd
Last Action: Effective on 9/1/03
Caption: Relating to testing for communicable diseases certain people who are arrested.
SB 1836 Author: Staples, Todd
Last Action: Not again placed on intent calendar
Caption: Relating to eligibility of nonborder areas for certain state assistance.
SB 1837 Author: Staples, Todd
Last Action: No action taken in committee
Caption: Relating to hunting and fishing stamps issued by the Parks and Wildlife Department; providing a penalty.
SB 1838 Author: Staples, Todd
Last Action: Referred to Infrastructure Dev & Security
Caption: Relating to medical information on a driver's license.
SB 1839 Author: Staples, Todd
Last Action: Referred to Education
Caption: Relating to religious speech on a public school campus.
SB 1840 Author: Staples, Todd
Last Action: Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to creating a recognition day in remembrance of the Texian Navy.
SB 1841 Author: Staples, Todd
Last Action: Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the creation of an additional county court at law in Henderson County.
SB 1842 Author: Staples, Todd
Last Action: Referred to Government Organization
Caption: Relating to the creation of an office of inspector general.
SB 1843 Author: Staples, Todd
Last Action: Referred to Natural Resources
Caption: Relating to the purposes for which state water may be appropriated.
SB 1844 Author: Staples, Todd
Last Action: Referred to Business & Commerce
Caption: Relating to the liability insurance and security requirements for wood treaters and other persons engaged in the business of structural pest control.
SB 1849 Author: Staples, Todd
Last Action: No action taken in committee
Caption: Relating to school district purchasing contracts.
SB 1850 Author: Staples, Todd
Last Action: Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to civil penalties for violations of certain reporting requirements relating to political contributions and expenditures.
SB 1888 Author: Staples, Todd
Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the creation, administration, powers, duties, operation, and financing of the Southeast Texas Groundwater Conservation District.
SB 1889 Author: Staples, Todd
Last Action: Referred to Judicial Affairs
Caption: Relating to the appointment of a bailiff for the 411th District Court.
SB 1899 Author: Staples, Todd
Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to permit requirements for groundwater transfers out of Pineywoods Groundwater Conservation District.
SB 1900 Author: Staples, Todd
Last Action: No action taken in committee
Caption: Relating to permit requirements for groundwater transfers out of Neches and Trinity Valleys Groundwater Conservation District.
SB 1913 Author: Staples, Todd
Last Action: Referred to Intergovernmental Relations
Caption: Relating to the creation of the Southwest Montgomery County Improvement District; providing authority to impose taxes and issue bonds.
SB 1928 Author: Staples, Todd
Last Action: Effective on 9/1/03
Caption: Relating to the boundaries of the Athens Municipal Water Authority.
SB 1930 Author: Staples, Todd
Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the board of directors and the powers of the Lone Star Groundwater Conservation District; validating certain actions and proceedings of the district.
SB 1933 Author: Staples, Todd
Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the exclusion of property from Waterwood Municipal Utility District No. 1.
SCR 29 Author: Staples, Todd
Last Action: Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Expressing legislative support for the posting and displaying of our nation's motto in state offices and agencies, local government offices, and school districts.
SJR 25 Author: Staples, Todd | et. al.
Last Action: Filed with the Secretary of State
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to exempt certain travel trailers from ad valorem taxation.
SJR 37 Author: Staples, Todd
Last Action: Referred to Finance
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment to establish a two-year period for the redemption of a mineral interest sold for unpaid ad valorem taxes at a tax sale.
SR 13 Author: Staples, Todd
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing January 22, 2003, as Nacogdoches County Day at the State Capitol.
SR 14 Author: Staples, Todd
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing January 22, 2003, as Stephen F. Austin State University Student Government Association and Alumni Association Day at the State Capitol.
SR 22 Author: Staples, Todd
Last Action: Received by the Secretary of the Senate
Caption: Recognizing January 22, 2003, as Lufkin Day at the Capitol.
SR 23 Author: Staples, Todd
Last Action: Received by the Secretary of the Senate
Caption: Recognizing February 10, 2003, as the Texas SkillsUSA-VICA Day at the State Capitol.
SR 47 Author: Staples, Todd
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing February 10, 2003, as Texas SkillsUSA-VICA Day at the State Capitol.
SR 52 Author: Staples, Todd
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing January 23, 2003, as Lufkin Day at the State Capitol.
SR 99 Author: Staples, Todd
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Commending Nancy Muse Taylor of Palestine for her service to her community.
SR 133 Author: Staples, Todd
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing February 25, 2003, as Texas Heritage Trails Day at the State Capitol.
SR 139 Author: Staples, Todd | et. al.
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing February 18, 2003, as Cedar Creek Lake Area Day at the State Capitol.
SR 180 Author: Staples, Todd
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: In memory of Dr. John Lindsey Bradley of Tyler.
SR 231 Author: Staples, Todd
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing February 25, 2003, as Athens Day at the State Capitol.
SR 256 Author: Staples, Todd
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing February 27, 2003, as Shelby County Day at the State Capitol.
SR 275 Author: Staples, Todd | et. al.
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing April 8, 2003, as Montgomery County Day at the State Capitol.
SR 276 Author: Staples, Todd
Last Action: Again read
Caption: Recognizing the Texas Forestry Association for their seedling giveaway at the State Capitol.
SR 343 Author: Staples, Todd
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing April 8, 2003, as REALTOR Appreciation Day at the State Capitol.
SR 353 Author: Staples, Todd
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Honoring Atkinson Candy Company in Lufkin for its contributions to East Texas.
SR 421 Author: Staples, Todd
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Commending Gary Holcomb of Neches on his career as an educator and administrator.
SR 477 Author: Staples, Todd
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: In memory of Charles Krenek of Lufkin and J. "Buzz" Mier of Arizona.
SR 478 Author: Staples, Todd
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: In memory of Billy H. Gragg of Palestine.
SR 564 Author: Staples, Todd
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Commemorating the dedication of a Historic Texas Cemetery medallion and plaque at Wilson Chapel Cemetery in Newton County.
SR 594 Author: Staples, Todd
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Congratulating John Lindon of Conroe on his retirement.
SR 609 Author: Staples, Todd
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Commending the funeral home professionals who cared for the remains of those killed in the Columbia accident.
SR 717 Author: Staples, Todd
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Commending Osie Baggett for her service to the Athens Independent School District.
SR 804 Author: Staples, Todd
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: In memory of Lewis "Rick" Watson of Jacksonville.
SR 805 Author: Staples, Todd
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Congratulating Gary Briley of Palestine on his retirement.
SR 806 Author: Staples, Todd
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Honoring Harold Alexander of Jacksonville on his retirement.
SR 875 Author: Staples, Todd
Last Action: Again read
Caption: Paying tribute to individuals who participated in the recovery effort of the space shuttle Columbia.
SR 912 Author: Staples, Todd
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Commending the citizens of Jasper who are participating in the city's U.S. Military Family Blue Star Banner Ceremony.
SR 933 Author: Staples, Todd
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Congratulating the science team of Jacksonville High School in Jacksonville for winning a state championship.
SR 967 Author: Staples, Todd
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: In memory of Shelby Leo Green, Jr., of Tennessee Colony.
SR 1021 Author: Staples, Todd
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Suspending limitations on conference committee jurisdiction, S.B. No. 1639.
SR 1035 Author: Staples, Todd
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Suspending limitations on conference committee jurisdiction, H.B. No. 2044.
78th 1st Called Session
SB 57 Author: Staples, Todd
Last Action: Referred to Criminal Justice
Caption: Relating to the applicability of the death penalty to a capital offense committed by a person with mental retardation.
SR 4 Author: Staples, Todd
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: In memory of Mack Wallace of Henderson County.
SR 5 Author: Staples, Todd
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: In memory of Daniel Whitworth of Corpus Christi.
SR 54 Author: Staples, Todd | et. al.
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing the contributions of the Hatton W. Sumners Foundation to the education and training of Texas youth.
SR 89 Author: Staples, Todd
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Welcoming Henry Troutman Harbin of Maryland to Texas.
SR 90 Author: Staples, Todd
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Congratulating Janie Cockrell on her retirement from the Texas Department of Criminal Justice.
SR 127 Author: Staples, Todd
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Congratulating Jimmy Earl Alford of Huntsville on his retirement.
SR 128 Author: Staples, Todd
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: In memory of Albert Claude "A. C." Barger of Centerville.
78th 2nd Called Session
SB 1 Author: Staples, Todd
Last Action: Filed
Caption: Relating to the composition of the districts for the election of members of the United States House of Representatives from the State of Texas.
SB 4 Author: Staples, Todd
Last Action: Filed
Caption: Relating to appropriating fees, fee increases, and surcharges collected by certain state agencies under various Acts of the 78th Legislature, Regular Session, 2003.
SR 8 Author: Staples, Todd
Last Action: Received by the Secretary of the Senate
Caption: In memory of Obie L. Phillips, Sr., of Neches.
78th 3rd Called Session
SB 1 Author: Staples, Todd
Last Action: Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the composition of the districts for the election of members of the United States House of Representatives from the State of Texas.
SR 26 Author: Staples, Todd
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: In memory of James Sidney Parker of Elkhart.
SR 102 Author: Staples, Todd
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: In memory of M. L. "Doc" Risenger of Terrell.
78th 4th Called Session
SR 159 Author: Staples, Todd
Last Action: Adopted
Caption: Memorializing Congress to increase funding and include advance funds for the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program and to pursue a more equitable funding allocation formula for the program.
77th Regular Session
SB 127 Author: Staples, Todd
Last Action: No action taken in committee
Caption: Relating to a statewide group insurance program for employees and retirees of school districts.
SB 221 Author: Staples, Todd
Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to government purchasing using the reverse auction procedure.
SB 418 Author: Staples, Todd
Last Action: Not again placed on intent calendar
Caption: Relating to authorizing the appointment of students to serve as election clerks.
SB 419 Author: Staples, Todd
Last Action: Referred to Business & Commerce
Caption: Relating to the sale of alcohol in dry areas; providing criminal penalties.
SB 420 Author: Staples, Todd
Last Action: Referred to Criminal Justice
Caption: Relating to the prosecution of and punishment for an offense in the commission of which the actor interferes with an animal used in law enforcement.
SB 421 Author: Staples, Todd
Last Action: Referred to Criminal Justice
Caption: Relating to the disposition of stolen property.
SB 435 Author: Staples, Todd
Last Action: Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the amount of hazardous duty pay for certain state employees.
SB 436 Author: Staples, Todd
Last Action: Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the statute of limitations for purposes of prosecuting certain felony sex offenses.
SB 437 Author: Staples, Todd
Last Action: Effective on 9/1/01
Caption: Relating to the offenses of theft of service and obtaining property or credit by false statement.
SB 575 Author: Staples, Todd
Last Action: Vetoed by the Governor
Caption: Relating to applicability of the Texas Youth Camp Safety and Health Act to facilities or programs operated by or on the campus of an institution of higher education.
SB 627 Author: Staples, Todd | et. al.
Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to imposing an intercollegiate athletics fee at The University of Texas at Tyler.
SB 628 Author: Staples, Todd | et. al.
Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to imposing a recreational facility fee at The University of Texas at Tyler.
SB 629 Author: Staples, Todd
Last Action: Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to authorizing the attorney general to administer oaths.
SB 652 Author: Staples, Todd
Last Action: Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to the payment of retirement benefits to certain members of the Employees Retirement System of Texas who return to state employment.
SB 653 Author: Staples, Todd
Last Action: No action taken in committee
Caption: Relating to certain counseling and treatment that may be required under a protective order of a person found to have committed family violence.
SB 654 Author: Staples, Todd
Last Action: Effective on 9/1/01
Caption: Relating to certain information required for registration as a sex offender.
SB 655 Author: Staples, Todd
Last Action: Referred to Education
Caption: Relating to minimum salaries for public school classroom teachers, librarians, counselors, and nurses.
SB 715 Author: Staples, Todd
Last Action: Referred to Business & Commerce
Caption: Relating to a franchise tax credit for expenditures made toward the cost of transportation provided to certain welfare recipients.
SB 746 Author: Staples, Todd
Last Action: Effective on 9/1/01
Caption: Relating to an economic development program administered by the Texas Department of Agriculture.
SB 747 Author: Staples, Todd
Last Action: No action taken in committee
Caption: Relating to the creation of municipal courts of record in Bullard.
SB 862 Author: Staples, Todd
Last Action: Effective on 9/1/01
Caption: Relating to the exemption from ad valorem taxation for freeport goods.
SB 863 Author: Staples, Todd
Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to tax refunds to property owners following ad valorem tax appeals.
SB 864 Author: Staples, Todd
Last Action: No action taken in committee
Caption: Relating to the amendment of a petition for review in an ad valorem tax appeal.
SB 865 Author: Staples, Todd
Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the changing of an ad valorem tax appraisal roll.
SB 922 Author: Staples, Todd
Last Action: Referred to Jurisprudence
Caption: Relating to delivery of copies of expunction orders.
SB 923 Author: Staples, Todd
Last Action: Effective on 9/1/01
Caption: Relating to the prosecution of the offense of fraudulent destruction, removal, or concealment of a universal product code.
SB 966 Author: Staples, Todd
Last Action: Effective on 9/1/01
Caption: Relating to preventing the consequences of theft, including retail theft; providing penalties.
SB 979 Author: Staples, Todd
Last Action: Referred to Natural Resources
Caption: Relating to the creation, administration, powers, duties, operations, and financing of the Pineywoods Groundwater Conservation District.
SB 1062 Author: Staples, Todd
Last Action: Referred to Education
Caption: Relating to credit in the Teacher Retirement System of Texas for service for certain private schools.
SB 1063 Author: Staples, Todd
Last Action: No action taken in committee
Caption: Relating to creating a task force to study the use of state office space.
SB 1064 Author: Staples, Todd | et. al.
Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to adoption services of the Department of Protective and Regulatory Services with respect to sibling groups.
SB 1145 Author: Staples, Todd
Last Action: Referred to Licensing & Admin. Procedures
Caption: Relating to a local option election on alcoholic beverage zones in municipal commercial areas.
SB 1290 Author: Staples, Todd
Last Action: Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the authority of a commissioners court of a county to develop and administer an economic development program for making loans or grants of public money.
SB 1309 Author: Staples, Todd
Last Action: Returned to Local & Consent Calendars Comm.
Caption: Relating to a challenge of voter registration.
SB 1310 Author: Staples, Todd
Last Action: Referred to Education
Caption: Relating to the eligibility of public schools and libraries for certain funds.
SB 1311 Author: Staples, Todd
Last Action: Returned to Local & Consent Calendars Comm.
Caption: Relating to the challenge of a voter registration.
SB 1312 Author: Staples, Todd
Last Action: Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to the authority of certain retired peace officers to carry certain weapons.
SB 1313 Author: Staples, Todd
Last Action: Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to the creation of the offense of failing to report the commission of a felony.
SB 1314 Author: Staples, Todd
Last Action: No action taken in committee
Caption: Relating to eligibility of school districts for state assistance with payment of existing debt.
SB 1315 Author: Staples, Todd
Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the use of revenue from the municipal hotel occupancy tax by certain municipalities.
SB 1316 Author: Staples, Todd
Last Action: Referred to Education
Caption: Relating to the financing of public school facilities.
SB 1317 Author: Staples, Todd
Last Action: Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to the employment and benefits of certain retirees of the Teacher Retirement System of Texas.
SB 1318 Author: Staples, Todd
Last Action: Effective on 9/1/01
Caption: Relating to the regulation of certain health spas.
SB 1319 Author: Staples, Todd
Last Action: Effective on 9/1/01
Caption: Relating to forwarding process served on the secretary of state.
SB 1320 Author: Staples, Todd
Last Action: Effective on 9/1/01
Caption: Relating to filings made with the secretary of state by business organizations; providing penalties.
SB 1600 Author: Staples, Todd
Last Action: Effective on 9/1/01
Caption: Relating to the water rights permit for the proposed Lake Eastex water supply reservoir project.
SB 1601 Author: Staples, Todd
Last Action: Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to certain procedures for the mailing of early voting ballot materials.
SB 1602 Author: Staples, Todd
Last Action: Referred to Education
Caption: Relating to career and technology education in public schools.
SB 1603 Author: Staples, Todd
Last Action: Tabled in committee
Caption: Relating to water quality management plans for agricultural facilities.
SB 1604 Author: Staples, Todd
Last Action: Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to the use and management of certain state-owned real property.
SB 1605 Author: Staples, Todd
Last Action: Referred to Natural Resources
Caption: Relating to the valuation of certain timber land for ad valorem tax purposes and to a study of the effect of that valuation.
SB 1606 Author: Staples, Todd
Last Action: Referred to Business & Commerce
Caption: Relating to coercion as an unfair trade practice in the business of insurance.
SB 1607 Author: Staples, Todd
Last Action: Referred to Finance
Caption: Relating to directing the state's classification officer to reevaluate the classification of all TDCJ employees.
SB 1608 Author: Staples, Todd
Last Action: Committee report printed and distributed
Caption: Relating to the expunction of arrest records and files when an indictment or information is dismissed or quashed.
SB 1609 Author: Staples, Todd
Last Action: Referred to Environmental Regulation
Caption: Relating to outdoor burning under the Texas Clean Air Act.
SB 1610 Author: Staples, Todd
Last Action: Referred to Jurisprudence
Caption: Relating to the collection of delinquent fines by county attorneys, district attorneys or criminal district attorneys.
SB 1701 Author: Staples, Todd
Last Action: Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the use of previous convictions in the punishment of certain repeat and habitual felony offenders.
SB 1702 Author: Staples, Todd
Last Action: Referred to Jurisprudence
Caption: Relating to the optional exemption from jury duty based on age.
SB 1703 Author: Staples, Todd
Last Action: Referred to Finance
Caption: Relating to the creation of a judicial district in Nacogdoches County, Texas.
SB 1819 Author: Staples, Todd
Last Action: No action taken in committee
Caption: Relating to the composition of the Nacogdoches County Juvenile Board.
SB 1821 Author: Staples, Todd
Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the creation, administration, powers, duties, operations, and financing of the Neches and Trinity Valleys Groundwater Conservation District.
SCR 66 Author: Staples, Todd
Last Action: Signed by the Governor
Caption: Honoring the lives of the fallen peace officers of Nacogdoches County and recognizing the Nacogdoches County Law Enforcement Memorial.
SCR 72 Author: Staples, Todd
Last Action: Signed by the Governor
Caption: In memory of Allen Grobe of Palestine, a former speaker of the Texas Silver-Haired Legislature.
SR 79 Author: Staples, Todd
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing January 24, 2001, as Nacogdoches County Day at the State Capitol.
SR 80 Author: Staples, Todd
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing January 24, 2001, as Stephen F. Austin State University Student Government Association Day at the State Capitol.
SR 81 Author: Staples, Todd
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing January 24, 2001, as Miss Texas Day at the State Capitol.
SR 99 Author: Staples, Todd
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing January 25, 2001, as Lufkin Day at the State Capitol.
SR 192 Author: Staples, Todd
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing February 13, 2001, as Texas Forestry Association Day at the State Capitol.
SR 295 Author: Staples, Todd
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing February 20, 2001, as Shelby County Day at the State Capitol.
SR 307 Author: Staples, Todd
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing February 22, 2001, as Palestine Day at the State Capitol.
SR 360 Author: Staples, Todd
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing February 27, 2001, as Athens Day at the State Capitol.
SR 406 Author: Staples, Todd
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Commending the Henderson County 4-H Program.
SR 407 Author: Staples, Todd
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Honoring Pitser H. Garrison for his many contributions to the State of Texas and recognizing March 7, 2001, as Pitser H. Garrison Day in Texas.
SR 434 Author: Staples, Todd
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing March 7, 2001, as Jasper Day at the State Capitol.
SR 436 Author: Staples, Todd
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Honoring the Blue Lacy dog breed.
SR 453 Author: Staples, Todd
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing March 14, 2001, as Cedar Creek Lake Area Day at the State Capitol.
SR 498 Author: Staples, Todd
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing March 20, 2001, as Panola County Day at the State Capitol.
SR 511 Author: Staples, Todd
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Congratulating Bill Warner.
SR 547 Author: Staples, Todd
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Commending the First Baptist Church of Palestine.
SR 601 Author: Staples, Todd
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing March 29, 2001, as Jacksonville Day at the State Capitol.
SR 737 Author: Staples, Todd
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Commending Charlene Lowe of Livingston.
SR 848 Author: Staples, Todd
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Congratulating the Goodrich Hornets basketball team.
SR 937 Author: Staples, Todd
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Congratulating Virginia Goodrow of Palestine.
SR 997 Author: Staples, Todd
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Congratulating Gladys Marie Prater Herod.
SR 1097 Author: Staples, Todd | et. al.
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: In memory of the Honorable Martin Dies, Jr.
SR 1128 Author: Staples, Todd
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Declaring Tatjana Koenig of Seesen, Germany, an Honorary Texan.
SR 1177 Author: Staples, Todd
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Congratulating Leon Spencer.
SR 1178 Author: Staples, Todd
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: In memory of Judge Raymond "Shorty" Fuller of Colorado City.
SR 1205 Author: Staples, Todd
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: In memory of the life of Philip L. Jander.
SR 1210 Author: Staples, Todd
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Commending the City of Bullard on its newly dedicated Bullard Area Veteran's Monument.
SR 1251 Author: Staples, Todd
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Congratulating James I. Perkins of Rusk.
SR 1252 Author: Staples, Todd
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Congratulating Susan Diane Presley.
SR 1253 Author: Staples, Todd
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Congratulating Kelley Stripling.
SR 1268 Author: Staples, Todd
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Congratulating Travis Wayne and Amy Laurel D'leigh Stephens Rayburn on the birth of their quadruplets, Jackson Travis Rayburn, Garrett Hugh Rayburn, Colton Charles Rayburn, and Abigail D'leigh Rayburn.
SR 1272 Author: Staples, Todd
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: In memory of Walter E. "Dick" Griffin of Marble Falls.
76th Regular Session
HB 544 Author: Staples, Todd | et. al.
Last Action: Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the civil commitment of sexually violent predators; providing a penalty.
HB 720 Author: Staples, Todd
Last Action: Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
Caption: Relating to the punishment for the offense of burglary.
HB 721 Author: Staples, Todd
Last Action: Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
Caption: Relating to the penalty for desecration of a cemetery.
HB 722 Author: Staples, Todd | et. al.
Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the number of certified peace officers employed by the Texas Forest Service.
HB 1160 Author: Staples, Todd
Last Action: Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the fiscal year of a school district and to the submission of a preliminary appraisal roll to a school district.
HB 1425 Author: Staples, Todd
Last Action: Effective on 9/1/99
Caption: Relating to a traffic offense committed in a construction or maintenance work zone.
HB 1426 Author: Staples, Todd
Last Action: Referred to Ways & Means
Caption: Relating to eligibility for appointment to certain appraisal review boards.
HB 1427 Author: Staples, Todd
Last Action: Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the limitations period for filing a suit for unpaid court-ordered child support.
HB 1428 Author: Staples, Todd
Last Action: Effective on 9/1/99
Caption: Relating to the prosecution of and the punishment for the offense of unlawful restraint.
HB 1946 Author: Staples, Todd
Last Action: Referred to Corrections
Caption: Relating to the payment of state aid to community supervision and corrections departments for the supervision of misdemeanants.
HB 1947 Author: Staples, Todd
Last Action: Referred to Natural Resources
Caption: Relating to allowing a landowner to take a depredating fur-bearing animal without a hunting or trapping license.
HB 1948 Author: Staples, Todd
Last Action: Companion considered in lieu of in committee
Caption: Relating to the regulation of the sale and inspection of real estate.
HB 2019 Author: Staples, Todd
Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the conveyance of certain state-owned real property in Cherokee County to the City of Rusk.
HB 2963 Author: Staples, Todd
Last Action: Referred to Ways & Means
Caption: Relating to the time for bringing an action relating to the title of property acquired at a delinquent ad valorem tax sale.
HB 2964 Author: Staples, Todd
Last Action: Comm. report sent to Local & Consent Calendar
Caption: Relating to limitations on the transfer of a school district ad valorem tax freeze on the residence homestead of an elderly person.
HB 2971 Author: Staples, Todd
Last Action: Effective on 9/1/99
Caption: Relating to certain training and licensing requirements for appointment as a county jailer.
HB 2972 Author: Staples, Todd
Last Action: No action taken in subcommittee
Caption: Relating to the eligibility of a defendant convicted of a felony for release on bail pending appeal.
HB 2973 Author: Staples, Todd
Last Action: Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to regulating the taking of coyotes as fur-bearing animals.
HB 2974 Author: Staples, Todd
Last Action: Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
Caption: Relating to the eligibility of certain defendants charged with drug-related offenses for deferred adjudication community supervision.
HB 3354 Author: Staples, Todd
Last Action: Referred to Natural Resources
Caption: Relating to the creation of the Neches River Coordinating Council.
HB 3355 Author: Staples, Todd
Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the responsibility for transporting certain juvenile offenders.
HB 3356 Author: Staples, Todd
Last Action: Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to assessment of damages in a condemnation proceeding.
HB 3357 Author: Staples, Todd
Last Action: Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to action by a court in an appeal.
HB 3358 Author: Staples, Todd
Last Action: No action taken in committee
Caption: Relating to amending a petition for judicial review of certain ad valorem tax determinations.
HB 3835 Author: Staples, Todd
Last Action: Referred to Natural Resources
Caption: Relating to the creation, administration, powers, duties, operations, and financing of the Brazos Valley Groundwater Conservation District.
HCR 269 Author: Staples, Todd | et. al.
Last Action: Signed by the Governor
Caption: Honoring the release of U.S. Army Specialist Steven M. Gonzales.
HJR 76 Author: Staples, Todd
Last Action: Companion considered in lieu of in committee
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment relating to the application of equity loan law to cooperative membership fees and certificates.
HR 61 Author: Staples, Todd
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Welcoming exemplary Kiwanian Lisa McCoy Cessna to the Capitol.
HR 243 Author: Staples, Todd
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing February 23, 1999, as Palestine Day at the Capitol.
HR 253 Author: Staples, Todd
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Honoring Dr. Richard Waters of Palestine.
HR 296 Author: Staples, Todd
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Honoring Ray White of Palestine on his 80th birthday.
HR 421 Author: Staples, Todd
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing March 17, 1999, as REALTOR Appreciation Day at the State Capitol.
HR 501 Author: Staples, Todd
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Commemorating the centennial of Jacksonville College.
HR 607 Author: Staples, Todd
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Honoring the 50th anniversary of the Texas Real Estate Commission.
HR 709 Author: Staples, Todd
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: In memory of the Honorable Herman F. Hammond of Jewett.
HR 710 Author: Staples, Todd
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Honoring members of the 1999 graduating class of Elkhart High School for their outstanding achievements.
HR 736 Author: Staples, Todd
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Welcoming the visiting students and faculty of Centerville Elementary School to the State Capitol.
HR 1214 Author: Staples, Todd
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Honoring Christopher Alan Gonzalez on attaining the rank of Eagle Scout.
HR 1283 Author: Staples, Todd
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: In memory of Jack Williams of Tennessee Colony.
75th Regular Session
HB 214 Author: Staples, Todd | et. al.
Last Action: Laid on the table subject to call
Caption: Relating to the provision of health care to an inmate confined in a facility operated by or under contract with the Texas Department of Criminal Justice.
HB 403 Author: Staples, Todd
Last Action: Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the membership of the Correctional Managed Health Care Advisory Committee to the Texas Department of Criminal Justice.
HB 732 Author: Staples, Todd
Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the jurisdiction of the Anderson County Court at Law.
HB 1792 Author: Staples, Todd
Last Action: Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
Caption: Relating to the authority of a judge to impose sentence on a defendant convicted of a state jail felony.
HB 1895 Author: Staples, Todd
Last Action: Companion considered in lieu of in committee
Caption: Relating to assistance to certain surface coal mining operators in the preparation of surface coal mining permit applications and to the eligibility of land and water for reclamation or abatement expenditures.
HB 1896 Author: Staples, Todd
Last Action: Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the penalty for desecration of a cemetery.
HB 2013 Author: Staples, Todd
Last Action: Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to contracts between municipal utility districts located in extraterritorial areas and municipalities.
HB 2215 Author: Staples, Todd
Last Action: Effective on 9/1/97
Caption: Relating to court-ordered family counseling for conflicts regarding issues of conservatorship or possession of or access to a child.
HB 2488 Author: Staples, Todd
Last Action: Effective on 9/1/97
Caption: Relating to the interview of a child in chambers in a suit affecting the parent-child relationship.
HB 2489 Author: Staples, Todd
Last Action: Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the administration of the Uniform Act for out-of-State probationer and parolee supervision.
HB 2490 Author: Staples, Todd
Last Action: Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the investigation of a report of child abuse or neglect during the pendency of a suit affecting the parent-child relationship.
HCR 256 Author: Staples, Todd
Last Action: Signed by the Governor
Caption: Designating Hearne the Sunflower Capital of Texas.
HR 42 Author: Staples, Todd
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Congratulating Susie Blackmon on being named the 1996 Texas Department of Human Services Outstanding Employee of the Year.
HR 170 Author: Staples, Todd
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing February 20, 1997, as Palestine Day at the Capitol.
HR 246 Author: Staples, Todd
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Welcoming students in the Gifted and Talented Program at Troup Elementary School on the occasion of their visit to the State Capitol.
HR 266 Author: Staples, Todd
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Welcoming the sixth grade students of Centerville Elementary School to the State Capitol.
HR 300 Author: Staples, Todd
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing March 19, 1997, as Jacksonville Day at the State Capitol.
HR 376 Author: Staples, Todd
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Congratulating Antone Allan Almeida on attaining the rank of Eagle Scout.
HR 577 Author: Staples, Todd
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Congratulating Ray Davis on his receipt of the 1997 Personal Achievement Award from the aviation division of the Texas Department of Transportation.
HR 621 Author: Staples, Todd
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: In memory of Donald W. Hilliard.
HR 771 Author: Staples, Todd
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: In memory of C. Eldridge Salmon.
HR 772 Author: Staples, Todd
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Commemorating the dedication of an Official Texas Historical Marker at the Franklin Cemetery.
HR 789 Author: Staples, Todd
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing May 1997 as Older Americans Month.
HR 869 Author: Staples, Todd
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: In memory of Thomas Boroughs Moseley.
74th Regular Session
HR 350 Author: Staples, Todd
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Designating March 30, 1995, as Jacksonville Day.
HR 356 Author: Staples, Todd
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Commending Major General John Franklin Phillips and recognizing March 17, 1995, as John Franklin Phillips Day in Palestine and Anderson County.
HR 463 Author: Staples, Todd
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Designating March 28, 1995, as Palestine Day.
HR 465 Author: Staples, Todd
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing Neches Heritage Day, March 25, 1995.
HR 806 Author: Staples, Todd
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Honoring Mayor Jackson R. Hanks for his service to the citizens of Palestine.
HR 886 Author: Staples, Todd
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing May 17, 1995, as Robertson County Peace Officer Memorial Ceremony Day.
HR 1010 Author: Staples, Todd
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Congratulating the Honorable Gerard Torres on his birthday.
HR 1038 Author: Staples, Todd
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Commending the doctors, nurses, staff, and volunteers of the Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children.