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Legislation authored by Joseph F. Pentony

Includes legislation with Joseph F. Pentony as the primary author for the 63rd through 64th Legislatures. For other types of authorship, search the Legislative Archive System.

64th Regular Session
HB 220 Author: Pentony, Joe
Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: To supplement the appropriation to the Texas State Board of Examiners of Psychologists.
HB 296 Author: Pentony, Joe
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Intergovernmental Affairs
Caption: Requiring that the members of the governing body of any city having more than 600,000 inhabitants be elected from single-member districts.
HB 297 Author: Pentony, Joe
Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Providing for a referendum election on the question of electing the members of the city's governing body by single-member districts in certain cities; making other provisions in regard to the election of the governing body by single-member districts.
HB 298 Author: Pentony, Joe
Last Action: Considered by committee in public hearing
Caption: Relating to presidential preference primaries and selection of delegates to national political conventions.
HB 299 Author: Pentony, Joe
Last Action: Effective in 90 days
Caption: Placing limits on the amount of campaign expenditures on behalf of candidates for certain offices; fixing civil and criminal penalties for violations.
HB 300 Author: Pentony, Joe
Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to campaign expenditures for public office; placing limits on the amount of expenditures on behalf of candidates for certain offices; requiring certain communications media accepting advertising on behalf of candidates subject to the expenditure limitations to file reports of expenditures made with the media; fixing civil and criminal penalties for violations.
HB 301 Author: Pentony, Joe
Last Action: Considered by subcommittee in formal meeting
Caption: Providing for the conduct and financing of primary elections to be held jointly for all political parties required to make nominations by primary elections; prescribing the methods by which a candidate may qualify for a ballot position in a primary election; also making changes with respect to conventions and other affairs of political parties and to other matters relating to the nomination and election of candidates, which are necessitated by the changes in the law with respect to primary elections; containing penal provisions.
HB 489 Author: Pentony, Joe
Last Action: Referred to Committee on State Affairs
Caption: Relating to the requirement that officers appointed to the governing boards of state-supported institutions of higher education file financial statements.
HB 490 Author: Pentony, Joe
Last Action: Referred to Committee on State Affairs
Caption: Relating to the maintenance of a flight log by state agencies operating or maintaining aircraft.
HB 491 Author: Pentony, Joe
Last Action: Reported from committee favorably with amendments
Caption: Relating to the construction, repair, and rehabilitation of facilities at state-supported institutions of higher education.
HB 492 Author: Pentony, Joe
Last Action: Considered by subcommittee in formal meeting
Caption: Relating to the application of the Interagency Cooperation Act to certain lease agreements.
HB 493 Author: Pentony, Joe
Last Action: Effective in 90 days
Caption: Relating to biennial reports on statewide needs in the field of higher education.
HB 574 Author: Pentony, Joe
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Health and Welfare
Caption: Relating to the regulation of private mental hospitals by the Texas Department of Mental Health and Mental Retardation through its Private Mental Hospital Division; providing a penalty.
HB 575 Author: Pentony, Joe
Last Action: Effective in 90 days
Caption: Relating to tuition for certain children from other states enrolled in public schools.
HB 576 Author: Pentony, Joe
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Public Education
Caption: Relating to special education programs for exceptional children.
HB 577 Author: Pentony, Joe
Last Action: Reported from committee favorably with amendments
Caption: Relating to providing medical, psychological, and counseling services to mentally ill, mentally or developmentally retarded, and emotionally disturbed children committee to the Texas Youth Council.
HB 803 Author: Pentony, Joe
Last Action: Reported from subcommittee favorably with amendments
Caption: Relating to prohibiting state employees from communicating certain information to a member of the legislature; providing a penalty.
HB 1236 Author: Pentony, Joe
Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to the reporting and regulation of donations, receipts, and disbursements of salary supplementation for certain state officers and employees.
HB 1237 Author: Pentony, Joe
Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to the authority of the Central Education Agency to establish pilot early childhood programs.
HB 1238 Author: Pentony, Joe
Last Action: Effective in 90 days
Caption: Relating to standards promulgated by the State Board of Education relating to the approval of colleges and universities offering programs in teacher education and the issuance of teaching certificates.
HB 1239 Author: Pentony, Joe
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Revenue and Taxation
Caption: Relating to records maintained by the Comptroller of Public Accounts regarding state property.
HB 1240 Author: Pentony, Joe
Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to the assessment of needs of public school students and the evaluation of programs designed to meet those needs.
HB 1305 Author: Pentony, Joe
Last Action: Effective in 90 days
Caption: Authorizing the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department to sell and convey certain land in Harris County; providing that the proceeds from the sale shall be part of the Special Game and Fish Fund of the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department and appropriating the proceeds for that purpose.
HB 1339 Author: Pentony, Joe
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Health and Welfare
Caption: Relating to the filing of records of rates charged and services provided by certain hospitals and by convalescent homes, nursing homes, and related institutions.
HB 1340 Author: Pentony, Joe
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Health and Welfare
Caption: Relating to the regulation of health care facilities.
HB 1341 Author: Pentony, Joe
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Health and Welfare
Caption: Relating to the issuance of licenses to practice medicine in the State of Texas.
HB 1342 Author: Pentony, Joe
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Health and Welfare
Caption: Relating to requiring certain minutes to be filed with State Department of Health.
HB 1343 Author: Pentony, Joe
Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to the admission of students to state-supported medical schools.
HB 1496 Author: Pentony, Joe
Last Action: Considered by committee in public hearing
Caption: Relating to the establishment of a certificate of need program for health care facilities.
HB 1497 Author: Pentony, Joe
Last Action: Considered by committee in public hearing
Caption: Relating to examination of an applicant for an operator's license by an instructor of an approved driver training course.
HB 1498 Author: Pentony, Joe
Last Action: Considered by committee in formal meeting
Caption: Providing for nonvoting student representatives on the governing boards of institutions of higher education.
HB 1929 Author: Pentony, Joe
Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to the limitations for bringing an action to recover possession of land by certain elderly or handicapped persons.
HJR 25 Author: Pentony, Joe
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Constitutional Revision
Caption: Relating to providing for the apportionment of the state into congressional, senatorial, and representative districts.
HJR 68 Author: Pentony, Joe
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Constitutional Revision
Caption: Relating to guaranteeing bonds issued by school districts for permanent improvements.
63rd Regular Session
HB 310 Author: Pentony, Joe
Last Action: Subcommittee hearing notice posted
Caption: Requiring that the members of the governing body of any city having more than 600,000 inhabitants be elected from single-member districts; and declaring an emergency.
HB 323 Author: Pentony, Joe
Last Action: Amended in committee
Caption: Relating to campaign expenditures by candidates for public office; placing limits on the amount of expenditures on behalf of candidates for certain offices; requiring certain communications media accepting advertising on behalf of candidates subject to the expenditure limitations to file reports of expenditures made with the media; fixing civil and criminal penalties for violations.
HB 324 Author: Pentony, Joe
Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to presidential preference primaries and selection of delegates to national political conventions.
HB 426 Author: Pentony, Joe
Last Action: Reported favorably
Caption: Providing for nonvoting student representatives on the governing boards of institutions of higher education.
HB 455 Author: Pentony, Joe
Last Action: Subcommittee hearing notice posted
Caption: Providing for a referendum election on the question of electing the members of the city's governing body by single-member districts in certain cities; making other provisions in regard to the election of the governing body by single-member districts; and declaring an emergency.
HB 687 Author: Pentony, Joe
Last Action: Committee hearing date
Caption: Relating to the conduct and financing of primary elections for nomination of candidates by political parties; the procedures for making nominations by other methods; the organization, officers, conventions, and other affairs of political parties; nonpartisan or independent candidacy in elections held by counties, cities, and other political subdivisions; and related matters; containing penal provisions.
HCR 125 Author: Pentony, Joe
Last Action: Signed by the Governor
Caption: Welcoming the students of James Madison High School in Houston, teacher Mrs. Kay Wolfer, and the other trip sponsors to the occasion of their visit to the State Capitol.
HCR 130 Author: Pentony, Joe
Last Action: Signed by the Governor
Caption: Congratulating Evan E. Worthing High School.
HR 62 Author: Pentony, Joe
Caption: Honoring Houston Junior Chamber of Commerce.
HR 65 Author: Pentony, Joe
Caption: Instructing the House Appropriations Committee concerning the General Appropriations Bill.