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Legislation authored by Jack Hightower

Includes legislation with Jack Hightower as the primary author for the 63rd through 63rd Legislatures. For other types of authorship, search the Legislative Archive System. Author information is not available prior to the 63rd Legislature.

63rd Regular Session
SB 120 Author: Hightower, Jack
Last Action: Sent to subcommittee
Caption: Stating the powers and authority of the Railroad Commission of Texas relating to unitization; severability of provisions; a provision that agreements are not in restraint of trade; Act supplemental to other laws relating to unitization.
SB 144 Author: Hightower, Jack
Last Action: 90 Day Bill
Caption: Relating to the fees to be paid to the State Board of Barber Examiners for renewal and issuance of certificates of registrations and examinations; providing an effective date.
SB 145 Author: Hightower, Jack
Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the authority of the Wilbarger County Hospital District to transfer, sell, and lease property owned by the district and relating to the election and terms of office of the directors of the district.
SB 146 Author: Hightower, Jack
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Education
Caption: Relating to educational programs in health care sciences offered by Midwestern University in conjunction with the United States Air Force.
SB 179 Author: Hightower, Jack
Last Action: Referred to Subcommittee on Civil Matters
Caption: Prohibiting the giving of evidence in criminal actions or proceedings by any counselor in any elementary or secondary public school of a communication made to the counselor by a student which communication tends to incriminate the student; providing that a counselor in any elementary or secondary public school shall not be required to disclose the source and content of certain communications, defining certain words, repealing or modifying all laws in conflict herewith.
SB 180 Author: Hightower, Jack
Last Action: 90 Day Bill
Caption: Relating to the licensure of administrators of child-caring institutions by the State Department of Public Welfare; providing for qualifications of a licensee and for license fees; providing for an advisory council on child care administration and for reimbursement of expenses of members; prohibiting any person from serving as an administrator of a child-caring institution unless he holds a license; providing a penalty.
SB 193 Author: Hightower, Jack
Last Action: 90 Day Bill
Caption: Relating to absentee voting in elections; enacting provisions permitting any permanently disabled voter to file a certificate of permanent disability with the registrar of voters in lieu of having to submit a certificate of disability with each application for an absentee ballot; containing penal provisions.
SB 194 Author: Hightower, Jack
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Criminal Jurisprudence
Caption: Relating to the maximum term of years a person convicted of crime may be assessed.
SB 195 Author: Hightower, Jack
Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Declaring the policy of this state and the purpose of this Act to safeguard the air resources of the state from pollution... providing that this law shall be cumulative of existing laws; providing for severability; making other provisions in the premises.
SB 196 Author: Hightower, Jack
Last Action: 90 Day Bill
Caption: Prohibiting the driver of a vehicle from following within a certain distance behind an ambulance on an emergency call or otherwise interfering with an ambulance on an emergency call.
SB 231 Author: Hightower, Jack
Last Action: 90 Day Bill
Caption: Relating to the employees of the Interstate Parole Compact.
SB 232 Author: Hightower, Jack
Last Action: Rules failed to suspend
Caption: Relating to the admission for treatment of persons addicted to narcotic drugs to the Texas Department of Mental Health and Mental Retardation's Drug Dependent Youth Project at Vernon Center; providing for severability.
SB 233 Author: Hightower, Jack
Last Action: Laid on the table subject to call
Caption: Amending Title 1, Family Code relating to marriages and marriage licenses.
SB 244 Author: Hightower, Jack
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Jurisprudence
Caption: Providing for denial of bail in certain instances.
SB 245 Author: Hightower, Jack
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Jurisprudence
Caption: Relating to bail pending appeal; providing for the denial or revocation of bail and cancellation of bonds in certain instances.
SB 246 Author: Hightower, Jack
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Jurisprudence
Caption: Relating to the admissibility of evidence in a prosecution for receiving stolen property.
SB 247 Author: Hightower, Jack
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Natural Resources
Caption: Relating to establishing permanent motor fuel tax permits with exceptions and establishing continuous bonds.
SB 248 Author: Hightower, Jack
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Natural Resources
Caption: Relating to the issuance of permit lists to suppliers of diesel fuel and liquefied gas; authorizing automatic renewal of permits under certain conditions; establishing continuous bonds; providing certain exemptions for certain suppliers and users; providing saving, severability, and repealing clauses.
SB 249 Author: Hightower, Jack
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Natural Resources
Caption: Relating to establishing permanent licensing with continuous bonds constituting separate obligations for each 12-month period in the special fuels tax laws; providing a saving clause.
SB 251 Author: Hightower, Jack
Last Action: 90 Day Bill
Caption: Relating to the use of aircraft for predator animal control in certain counties in circumstances which are necessary to protect human and natural resources; providing for the issuance of permits; requiring reports; authorizing the Parks and Wildlife Commissions to make regulations; providing penalties.
SB 261 Author: Hightower, Jack
Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the Greenbelt Municipal and Industrial Water Authority; eliminating the city of Memphis from the area of the Authority, and including within the boundaries of the Authority all territory annexed to the cities of Childress, Clarendon, Crowell, Hedley and Quanah; providing procedures for annexation of other territory to the Authority; excluding certain railroad rights-of-way; providing for elections on the question of annexation, assumption of bonds and levy of taxes; providing for acquisition, maintenance, use and operation of retail water distribution systems and other property within or without the boundaries of the Authority; extending permissible term of bonds; providing for law enforcement by officers employed and constituted by the Authority and other officers; declaring constitutional notice requirements met; enacting other provisions relating to the subject; providing a severability clause.
SB 262 Author: Hightower, Jack
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Criminal Jurisprudence
Caption: Authorizing the Court of Criminal Appeals to make rules of procedure as to filing, submission, hearing, and disposition of criminal actions on appeal to said court.
SB 301 Author: Hightower, Jack
Last Action: Sent to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to the creation of the North Central Texas School for the Deaf and the Southeast Texas School for the Deaf and providing for their administration and control by the State Board of Education.
SB 302 Author: Hightower, Jack
Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the powers and duties of the State Board of Registration for Public Surveyors; relating to the qualifications for registration as a public surveyor with the State Board of Registration for Public Surveyors; relating to fees for registration and re-examination; providing an effective date.
SB 304 Author: Hightower, Jack
Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to a cooperative purchasing service through the State Board of Control for counties, home-rule cities, cities, villages, and towns organized under general law, special districts, school districts, junior college districts, and other legally constituted political subdivisions of the state or combinations of these for cooperative purchasing among local governments.
SB 334 Author: Hightower, Jack
Last Action: 90 Day Bill
Caption: Relating to the minimum age for employment as a parole officer or supervisor.
SB 335 Author: Hightower, Jack
Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to a time limit for a parole revocation hearing after arrest under a warrant issued by the Board of Pardons and Paroles or the governor and to suspension of sentence time credit pending hearing; providing for restoration of credit on continuance of parole.
SB 349 Author: Hightower, Jack
Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the eligibility of certain consolidated school districts for incentive aid payments.
SB 404 Author: Hightower, Jack
Last Action: Subcommittee hearing date
Caption: Relating to the release of a juror by the court for reasonable excuse and the dismissal of certain members of a jury panel.
SB 447 Author: Hightower, Jack
Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Providing for the creation of the Fisher County Hospital District over all of Fisher County, Texas; providing that the district shall assume any outstanding debt incurred by any city or town within said county for such purpose; prescribing a procedure for an election on the creation of such purpose. prescribing a procedure for an election on the creation of such district and the levy of a tax for its maintenance, support and payment of indebtedness; providing the rights, powers and duties of the district and its governing body and procedures for governing said district and administering, operating and financing the hospital system; providing procedures for the issuance of bonds, the characteristics of such bonds, and their eligibility for investments and security for deposit of public funds; enacting other provision incident and related to the subject and purpose.
SB 448 Author: Hightower, Jack
Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the creation of the Hamlin Hospital District of Jones County; prescribing a procedure for an election on the creation of such district and the levy of a tax for its maintenance, support and payment of indebtedness; providing that the district take over and assume the responsibilities and liabilities of any publicly owned hospital within the district; providing the rights, powers and duties of the district and its governing body and procedures for governing said district and administering, operating and financing the hospital system; providing procedures for the issuance of bonds, the characteristics of such bonds, and their eligibility for investments and security for deposit of public funds.
SB 449 Author: Hightower, Jack
Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the creation and organization of the Anson Hospital District of Jones County, Texas; prescribing a procedure for an election on the creation of such district and the levy of a tax for its maintenance, support and payment of indebtedness; providing that the district take over and assume the responsibilities and liabilities of any publicly owned hospital within the district; providing the rights, powers and duties of the district and its governing body and procedures for governing said district and administering, operating and financing the hospital system; providing procedures for the issuance of bonds, the characteristics of such bonds, and their eligibility for investments and security for deposit of public funds.
SB 450 Author: Hightower, Jack
Last Action: 90 Day Bill
Caption: Relating to the expansion of the Stamford Hospital District; prescribing a procedure for an election on the expansion of the district and levy of tax for meeting requirements of its bonds and its maintenance and operating expenses; providing an alternate method for assessment, equalization, and collection of taxes; providing that the expanded district take over and assume the responsibilities, duties, and liabilities of the district prior to expansion as modified by this Act.
SB 451 Author: Hightower, Jack
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Human Resources
Caption: Relating to creation, establishment, administration, maintenance, operation, and financing of the Hamlin Hospital District, the Anson Hospital District, and the Stamford Hospital District.
SB 482 Author: Hightower, Jack
Last Action: Referred to Committee on State Affairs
Caption: Authorizing the State of Texas Building Materials and Systems Testing Laboratory to expend fees collected and making an appropriation thereof.
SB 483 Author: Hightower, Jack
Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the creation, establishment, administration, maintenance, operation, and financing of the Lockney General Hospital District of Floyd County, Texas; providing for the tax free status of district bonds and their eligibility as legal investments and security for deposit of funds.
SB 510 Author: Hightower, Jack
Last Action: Committee hearing date
Caption: Relating to exempting all repair, remodeling, and maintenance projects of the State Board of Control from certain provisions of the State Building Construction Administration Act.
SB 676 Author: Hightower, Jack
Last Action: Notice of intent given
Caption: Relating to the issuance of a State Parklands Passport to certain residents of this state who are 65 years of age or over; and providing certain rights to holders of passports.
SB 684 Author: Hightower, Jack
Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to exempting certain repair, remodeling, and maintenance projects of the State Board of Control from certain provisions of The State Building Construction Administration Act.
SB 703 Author: Hightower, Jack
Last Action: Rules failed to suspend
Caption: Relating to deferring collection of delinquent as valorem taxes on real property owned by persons 65 or older; and declaring an emergency.
SB 707 Author: Hightower, Jack
Last Action: Reported favorably
Caption: Relating to sale of state surplus property.
SB 708 Author: Hightower, Jack
Last Action: 90 Day Bill
Caption: Authorizing the State Department of Public Welfare in certain cases, or the county or district attorney, to institute charges and file complaint against any person violating these articles; providing a repealing clause and a saving clause; and declaring an emergency.
SB 709 Author: Hightower, Jack
Last Action: Signed by Governor
Caption: Relating to computation of amount of aid to dependent children by the State Department of Public Welfare; providing that the department may receive child support payments ordered by a court where the department is paying assistance or providing services on behalf of the dependent child; providing for cooperation with the courts and other public or private agencies in carrying out the provisions of this Act; authorizing the department to promulgate reasonable rules and regulations which will enable it to carry out the provisions of this Act and to take legal steps necessary to initiate or collect support payments from persons legally liable for such support.
SB 713 Author: Hightower, Jack
Last Action: Referred to Committee on State Affairs
Caption: Prohibiting the making or filing false, misleading or unfounded reports to any governmental agency, as defined in this Act, in this state for the purpose of interfering with the operation of such governmental agency or with the intent to mislead or malign any officer of such agency; providing penalties for violation of this Act; and declaring an emergency.
SB 726 Author: Hightower, Jack
Last Action: Sent to Calendar Committee
Caption: To be known as the Texas Mass Transit Authority Act.
SB 845 Author: Hightower, Jack
Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the authority of the Texas Library and Historical Commission to accept certain gifts and donations and to its powers, duties and obligations with regard to such gifts and donations in acting for itself and for the state; amending Chapter 503, Acts of the 62nd Legislature, Regular Session, 1971 (Article 5442b, Vernon's Texas Civil Statutes), by adding Section 2A; and declaring an emergency.
SB 873 Author: Hightower, Jack
Last Action: Referred to Committee on State Affairs
Caption: Relating to the enactment of, entering into, and implementation of the Interstate Library Compact; and declaring an emergency.
SB 895 Author: Hightower, Jack
Last Action: Reported favorably
Caption: Relating to the state-owned buildings, grounds and property maintained by the State Board of Control; amending Article 665, Revised Civil Statutes of Texas, 1925, as amended; and declaring an emergency.
SB 896 Author: Hightower, Jack
Last Action: Reported favorably
Caption: Authorizing the State Board of Control to provide services of typewriter and business machine repair and central mail delivery and messenger service when such services can be utilized to provide economy and efficiency in state government; authorizing the establishment of revolving funds to provide for payment and reimbursement for supplies, materials, and equipment and/or labor utilized in providing such services; authorizing the transfer of agency funds to reimburse the revolving funds used for the services established by this Act; prescribing a severability provision; repealing all laws in conflict; and declaring an emergency.
SB 963 Author: Hightower, Jack
Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to membership and terms of office of the Texas Commission on Interstate Cooperation.
SB 979 Author: Hightower, Jack
Last Action: Reported favorably
Caption: Relating to protection and policing of state property, buildings, driveways and grounds.
SB 983 Author: Hightower, Jack
Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to an allowance for the official shorthand reporter of 46th Judicial District.
SCR 20 Author: Hightower, Jack
Last Action: Filed without Governor's signature
Caption: Creating a special interim Committee on State and Local Public Employees.
SCR 28 Author: Hightower, Jack
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Administration
Caption: To make available a uniformed officer for duty for duty in each House, et al.
SCR 35 Author: Hightower, Jack
Last Action: Signed by Governor
Caption: That by this Resolution, the House Administration Commitee and the Senate Committee on Administration are hereby authorized to acquire by gift, or purchase, for the people of Texas a bronze bust of President Lyndon Baines Johnson.
SCR 41 Author: Hightower, Jack
Last Action: Signed by Governor
Caption: In memory of Charles P. McGaha.
SCR 43 Author: Hightower, Jack
Last Action: Signed by Governor
Caption: Memorial resolution for Ed Foster, Jr.
SCR 44 Author: Hightower, Jack
Last Action: Laid on the table subject to call
Caption: Requesting Agriculture Commissioner John White to make immediate study of brand registration laws in force in surrounding states and report his findings and recommendations to the 63red Legislature within 30 days.
SCR 65 Author: Hightower, Jack
Last Action: Filed without Governor's signature
Caption: Requesting the Texas Legislative Council and the Texas Highway Department to update The Texas Capitol--Symbol of Accomplishment and bring out a second edition of this publication.
SCR 95 Author: Hightower, Jack
Last Action: Signed by Governor
Caption: Calling for a Joint Session of the Legislature for the formal unveiling of the portrait of Senator A. M. Aikin, Jr.
SCR 112 Author: Hightower, Jack
Last Action: Reported favorably
Caption: Providing for placing busts of Garner and LBJ, and suitable placques, in West and East entrance corridors, naming them the John Nance Garner and the LBJ Entrance Corridors.
SJR 14 Author: Hightower, Jack
Last Action: Rules failed to suspend
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment to permit the enactment of legislation establishing rules concerning the release or detention of prisoners awaiting trial or during the pendency of an appeal.
SR 3 Author: Hightower, Jack
Caption: Providing for procedures for drawing-for-term ceremonies for State Senate.
SR 31 Author: Hightower, Jack
Caption: Requesting Comptroller of Public Accounts to issue certain general revenue warrants.
SR 49 Author: Hightower, Jack
Caption: Authorizing the Administration Committee to arrange for block picture of 63rd Senate.
SR 66 Author: Hightower, Jack
Caption: Extending welcome to Ross Murrell.
SR 126 Author: Hightower, Jack
Caption: Mascot resolution for Kim and Jon Ogg.
SR 171 Author: Hightower, Jack
Caption: Congratulating Senator Raul Longoria on his birthday.
SR 187 Author: Hightower, Jack | et. al.
Caption: Congratulatory resolution for Senator Tom Creighton on his birthday.
SR 235 Author: Hightower, Jack | et. al.
Caption: Naming Don and Debra Adams Mascots of the Senate.
SR 291 Author: Hightower, Jack
Caption: Providing for Local and Uncontested Bills Calendar in the Senate.
SR 299 Author: Hightower, Jack
Caption: Congratulatory resolution for Senator Bob Gammage on his birthday.
SR 312 Author: Hightower, Jack
Caption: Designating Sarah Mullaney Clower and Elizabeth Vickers Clower as Senate Mascots.
SR 313 Author: Hightower, Jack
Caption: Designating Mike and Mark McKinnon as Mascots of the Senate.
SR 314 Author: Hightower, Jack
Caption: Designating Terry Lyn, Sara Noel and Bob Gammage as Mascots of the Senate.
SR 315 Author: Hightower, Jack
Caption: Designating Stephanie Diane and Ricardo Tati Santiesteban as Mascots of Senate.
SR 316 Author: Hightower, Jack
Caption: Designating James Edward Traeger as Senate Mascot.
SR 317 Author: Hightower, Jack
Caption: Designating Kevin and Lyn Marie Wolff ans Senate Mascots.
SR 318 Author: Hightower, Jack
Caption: Designating Joe and John Mendgen as Senate Mascots.
SR 319 Author: Hightower, Jack
Caption: Designating Martha Elaine and Cecilia Joyce Longoria as Senate Mascots.
SR 352 Author: Hightower, Jack
Caption: Designating Valori Lynn, Stephanie Diane and Ricardo Tati Santiesteban as official Mascots of the Senate of the State of Texas.
SR 378 Author: Hightower, Jack
Caption: Congratulatory resolution for Senator Patman on his birthday.
SR 399 Author: Hightower, Jack
Caption: Congratulatory resolution for Senator W. E. (Pete) Snelson on his birthday.
SR 447 Author: Hightower, Jack
Caption: Congratulatory resolution for Mrs. Martha Miller on her retirement.
SR 499 Author: Hightower, Jack
Caption: Congratulatory resolution for Senator Jim Wallace on his birthday.
SR 524 Author: Hightower, Jack
Caption: Congratulating Senator W. T. "Bill" Moore on his birthday.
SR 531 Author: Hightower, Jack
Caption: Extending congratulations to William D. Wittliff.
SR 547 Author: Hightower, Jack | et. al.
Caption: Memorial resolution for Robert W. Whipkey.
SR 597 Author: Hightower, Jack
Caption: Extending welcome to Mrs. Helen Farabee.
SR 700 Author: Hightower, Jack
Caption: Amending Senate Rule 94d to provide that Senate Rules shall take precedence over rules of committees.
SR 755 Author: Hightower, Jack | et. al.
Caption: Mascot resolution for Laura, Paul, Andrew, and Katherine Hobby.
SR 777 Author: Hightower, Jack
Caption: Extending congratulations to Byron Odell Currin on his retirement from Texas Ranger Service.
SR 834 Author: Hightower, Jack
Caption: Congratulating Senator Mike McKinnon on his marriage.
63rd 1st Called Session
SCR 4 Author: Hightower, Jack
Last Action: Referred to Committee on House Administration
Caption: Authorizing creation of a new joint account to be used for expenses incidental to the Constitutional Convention.
SR 2 Author: Hightower, Jack
Caption: Extending congratulations to Senator Don Adams on his birthday.
SR 3 Author: Hightower, Jack
Caption: Extending congratulations to Mr. and Mrs. Tommy Townsend on the birth of their son, Justin Cedric.
62nd Regular Session
SB 125 Author: Hightower, Jack
Caption: Relating to the abolition of common-law marriages after December 31, 1971; making certain conforming amendments regarding proof of informal marriages and the declaration and registration of informal marriages.
SB 126 Author: Hightower, Jack
Caption: Relating to repealing the requirement that a county judge assess certain fees.
SB 127 Author: Hightower, Jack
Caption: Relating to repealing the requirement that a county judge obtain permission of the commissioners court to leave the county or the state.
SB 143 Author: Hightower, Jack
Caption: Relating to including a space for social security numbers on application forms for marriage licenses.
SB 144 Author: Hightower, Jack
Caption: Relating to requiring social security numbers on applications and bonds for notaries public.
SB 224 Author: Hightower, Jack
Caption: Relating to prohibiting persons on school property or on public property within 500 feet of school property from willfully disrupting classes or other school activities, prescribing penalty for violation.
SB 225 Author: Hightower, Jack
Caption: Relating to amending Probate Code relative to Contents of Citation, Writ and Notice, Service of Attorney, When Power of Attorney Not Terminated by Disability, Proceedings to Declare Heirship, When and Where Instituted, Requisites of a Will, Period for Probate, etc.
SB 246 Author: Hightower, Jack
Caption: Relating to the rule-making authority of the State Board of Dental Examiners; providing penalties.
SB 247 Author: Hightower, Jack
Caption: Relating to providing for the joinder of two or more offenses in the same indictment, information, or complaint.
SB 248 Author: Hightower, Jack
Caption: Relating to the punishment for murder without malice.
SB 249 Author: Hightower, Jack
Caption: Relating to the recording and re-recording of livestock brands and marks.
SB 270 Author: Hightower, Jack
Caption: Relating to authorizing the Commissioners Court of any county in the State to increase the compensation of district, county, or precinct deputies, assistants, or clerks.
SB 271 Author: Hightower, Jack
Caption: Relating to disruption of court proceedings; providing a penalty.
SB 290 Author: Hightower, Jack | et. al.
Caption: Relating to creating a State Commission for the Deaf and prescribing its powers and duties.
SB 292 Author: Hightower, Jack | et. al.
Caption: Relating to the travel and clothing expenses of economically deprived children attending the Texas School for the Deaf.
SB 293 Author: Hightower, Jack | et. al.
Caption: Relating to requiring the Texas School for the Deaf to remain open and hold classes for 12 months of the year.
SB 294 Author: Hightower, Jack | et. al.
Caption: Relating to a program for the education of deaf adults.
SB 295 Author: Hightower, Jack | et. al.
Caption: Relating to countywide and two-county special day schools for the deaf and to the preschool program for children with hearing loss.
SB 296 Author: Hightower, Jack | et. al.
Caption: Relating to supplements to the salaries of certain teachers of exceptional children.
SB 297 Author: Hightower, Jack | et. al.
Caption: Relating to requiring a physician to test a newborn baby for hearing defects and to make full report to the State Department of Health.
SB 298 Author: Hightower, Jack | et. al.
Caption: Relating to the exemption of certain teachers of the deaf and severely hard of hearing from the requirement of having secured credit in a course emphasizing the Texas Constitution in order to receive a teaching certificate.
SB 299 Author: Hightower, Jack | et. al.
Caption: Relating to prohibiting State colleges and universities from placing limitations on the size of special education classes.
SB 300 Author: Hightower, Jack | et. al.
Caption: Relating to creating the North Central Texas School for the Deaf and the Southeast Texas School for the Deaf and providing for their administration and control by the State Board of Education.
SB 301 Author: Hightower, Jack | et. al.
Caption: Relating to the penalty for peddling certain cards or other printed matter by deaf or mute persons.
SB 302 Author: Hightower, Jack | et. al.
Caption: Relating to authorizing the Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission to locate and designate outstanding natural features or formations with markers or monuments.
SB 315 Author: Hightower, Jack
Caption: Relating to salaries of investigators, assistants, and stenographers of the District Attorney of the 30th Judicial District.
SB 349 Author: Hightower, Jack
Caption: Relating to permitting residents of Canada to apply for temporary permits for the operation of commercial motor vehicles.
SB 350 Author: Hightower, Jack
Caption: Relating to the hauling of harvesting machinery under a temporary motor vehicle registration permit.
SB 351 Author: Hightower, Jack
Caption: Relating to the issuance of short-term commercial vehicle permits to haul loads of larger tonnage.
SB 365 Author: Hightower, Jack
Caption: Relating to the State Board of Dental Examiners and the practice of dentistry and dental hygiene in this state.
SB 475 Author: Hightower, Jack
Caption: Relating to prohibiting the governing bodies of political subdivisions of the state of Texas from designating financial institutions located outside the State as depositories for funds under their jurisdiction.
SB 476 Author: Hightower, Jack
Caption: Relating to providing that certain persons transporting agricultural commodities are not required to hold a commercial driver's license.
SB 483 Author: Hightower, Jack
Caption: Relating to the appointment of appraisers when letters testamentary or of administration or of guardianship are granted.
SB 484 Author: Hightower, Jack
Caption: Relating to authorizing a person 18 years or older to donate blood to American Red Cross or blood banks operated by licensed physician or licensed hospitals.
SB 516 Author: Hightower, Jack
Caption: Relating to the use of certain vehicles on public highways.
SB 528 Author: Hightower, Jack
Caption: Relating to the creation of the State Law Library to be operated and administered by the State Law Library Board.
SB 529 Author: Hightower, Jack
Caption: Relating to the authority of the presiding judge of the Court of Criminal Appeals to designate and appoint certain retired appellate judges or district judges, or active appellate judges or district judges to sit as commissioners of the Court of Criminal Appeals.
SB 530 Author: Hightower, Jack
Caption: Relating to providing for the supplementary compensation of Presiding Judges of Administrative Judicial Districts.
SB 612 Author: Hightower, Jack
Caption: Relating to giving the State Board of Insurance the power to adopt rules and regulations relating to the safe operation of mobile service units.
SB 629 Author: Hightower, Jack
Caption: Relating to permitting extensions of the term of oil and gas leases issued by the Commissioner of the General Land Office for no more than 390 days.
SB 630 Author: Hightower, Jack
Caption: Relating to creating a public agency of the State of Texas to be known as the State of Texas Municipal Bond Bank, and prescribing its purposes.
SB 665 Author: Hightower, Jack
Caption: Relating to appointment, term, and salary of Director of Legislative Reference Library.
SB 666 Author: Hightower, Jack
Caption: Relating to amending the Insurance Code of Texas, authorizing the issuance of life insurance policies or annuity contracts payable in fixed or variable amounts or both.
SB 667 Author: Hightower, Jack
Caption: Relating to providing that the county clerk or district clerk may destroy certain records, ballots, stubs, lists or papers by shredding.
SB 727 Author: Hightower, Jack
Caption: Relating to adding State-owned vehicles under control of the Parks and Wildlife Department or Agencies and Branches of Government for whom appropriations are made under Article VI of the General Appropriations Act, to those of State Agencies exempt from inscription requirements.
SB 728 Author: Hightower, Jack
Caption: Relating to adding a provision making the possession on an illegally killed game bird or game animal a violation.
SB 871 Author: Hightower, Jack
Caption: Relating to eliminating the penalty for late filing of the preliminary inheritance tax report
SB 872 Author: Hightower, Jack
Caption: Relating to amending Insurance Code relative to compensation of Officers and Others.
SB 873 Author: Hightower, Jack
Caption: Relating to the enactment of and entering into of the Interstate Library Compact.
SB 881 Author: Hightower, Jack
Caption: Relating to the municipal court of record of Wichita Falls and its penalties, complaints, microfilm records, orders, or judgments showing disposition of parking tickets, selection of jurors, custodians of jury wheels, custody of defendant in case of conviction, and procedure for appeals therefrom.
SB 909 Author: Hightower, Jack
Caption: Relating to providing for the section of Death Benefit Plan by qualified members; providing for an effective date.
SB 975 Author: Hightower, Jack
Caption: Relating to the reductions in the salaries of certain public school employees for the purpose of effectuating annuity purchase agreements.
SB 1019 Author: Hightower, Jack
Caption: Relating to the organization and composition of the Texas Legislative Council.
SB 1036 Author: Hightower, Jack | et. al.
Caption: Relating to the minimum tuition fee charged students at Texas junior colleges.
SCR 38 Author: Hightower, Jack | et. al.
Caption: Commending the Texas State Historical Association on its seventy-fifth anniversary.
SCR 64 Author: Hightower, Jack
Caption: Providing for the appointment of a Bicentennial Study Committee.
SCR 94 Author: Hightower, Jack
Caption: Providing for creation of an interim Election Code Revision committee.
SCR 95 Author: Hightower, Jack
Caption: Providing for creation of an interim committee on Reverse Investment Missions.
SCR 127 Author: Hightower, Jack
Caption: Authorizing Enrolling Clerk of House of Representatives to make certain corrections in H.B. No. 156.
SJR 27 Author: Hightower, Jack
Caption: Proposing an amendment to the Texas Constitution, relating to the appellate jurisdiction and to the writ authority of the Court of Criminal Appeals.
SJR 28 Author: Hightower, Jack
Caption: Proposing an amendment to the Texas Constitution to limit appeals from a justice court to a county court in civil cases to cases in which the judgment, exclusive of costs, exceeds $100.
SR 6 Author: Hightower, Jack
Caption: Providing for certain changes in format of the Journal of the Senate.
SR 59 Author: Hightower, Jack
Caption: In memory of Specialist Five Vernon Ray Anderson.
SR 97 Author: Hightower, Jack
Caption: Extending welcome to Henry D. Haynes and Kenneth C. Burns of Tennessee.
SR 100 Author: Hightower, Jack
Caption: In memory of Marvin S. Arthington.
SR 119 Author: Hightower, Jack
Caption: In memory of Chief Warrant Officer Phillip R. Pannell.
SR 140 Author: Hightower, Jack
Caption: In memory of Mrs. D.E. (Romma) Hall.
SR 150 Author: Hightower, Jack
Caption: Providing for payment of reasonable and necessary expenses of Members of the Senate and that such expenses shall not be restricted to Austin.
SR 185 Author: Hightower, Jack
Caption: In memory of Pfc. John D. Barrett.
SR 203 Author: Hightower, Jack
Caption: In memory of Army Specialist Fourth Class Richard Fortenberry.
SR 242 Author: Hightower, Jack
Caption: In memory of First Lieutenant James H. Cartwright.
SR 291 Author: Hightower, Jack
Caption: In memory of Major Paul E. Leary, Jr.
SR 307 Author: Hightower, Jack
Caption: In memory of Lance Corporal David Hanvey.
SR 340 Author: Hightower, Jack
Caption: Providing for block picture of Members and Mascots and Sweethearts of the Senate of the 62nd Legislature.
SR 341 Author: Hightower, Jack
Caption: In memory of Sergeant David Connell.
SR 343 Author: Hightower, Jack
Caption: Honoring Janet and Martha Bates as Mascots and that photographs of them appear on the pictures panel of the Senate of the 62nd Legislature.
SR 348 Author: Hightower, Jack
Caption: Extending congratulations to Charles A. Schnabel, Jr. on his birthday.
SR 387 Author: Hightower, Jack
Caption: In memory of Specialist Fourth Class Paul Rios, Jr.
SR 411 Author: Hightower, Jack
Caption: In memory of Staff Sergeant Robert Anthony Denton.
SR 515 Author: Hightower, Jack | et. al.
Caption: Extending congratulations to Dr. J.B. Nail.
SR 516 Author: Hightower, Jack
Caption: In memory of Joe E. Ward.
SR 517 Author: Hightower, Jack
Caption: In memory of Army Specialist fourth Class Jimmy Burk.
SR 528 Author: Hightower, Jack
Caption: Honoring children of Senator Max Sherman, Lynn Ray Sherman and Holly Ruth Sherman and that their photographs appear on th picture pane of the Senate of the 62nd Legislature.
SR 567 Author: Hightower, Jack
Caption: In memory of Sergeant Gary C. Johnston.
SR 620 Author: Hightower, Jack
Caption: In memory of Captain Russell Eugene Slough.
SR 633 Author: Hightower, Jack
Caption: Extending congratulations to Frank O. Hall.
SR 645 Author: Hightower, Jack
Caption: Conveying deep concern to Attorney General Crawford C. Martin and best wishes for his speedy recovery.
SR 646 Author: Hightower, Jack
Caption: Expressing best wishes for a speedy recovery to Nola White, first Assistant Attorney General.
SR 663 Author: Hightower, Jack
Caption: Designating Michael Lindley Peck and Melissa Love Beckworth, grandchildren of Senator D. Roy Harrington, as Mascots of the 62nd Legislature.
SR 664 Author: Hightower, Jack
Caption: Designating Michael Lindley Peck and Melissa Love Beckworth, Grandchildren of Senator Lindley Beckworth, Mascots of the 62nd Legislature.
SR 665 Author: Hightower, Jack
Caption: Designating Annie Laurie McDonald and Eric Kevin Herring, Grandchildren of Senator Charles Herring, Mascots of the 62nd Legislature.
SR 666 Author: Hightower, Jack
Caption: Designating Kerry Kimberly Aikin, Granddaughter of Senator A.M. Aikin Mascot of the 62nd Legislature.
SR 667 Author: Hightower, Jack
Caption: Designating Elizabeth Kristen Vassallo, Granddaughter of Senator Mike McKool, Mascot of the 62nd Legislature.
SR 671 Author: Hightower, Jack
Caption: In memory of Specialist Four Stephen Lee Singer.
SR 674 Author: Hightower, Jack
Caption: Extending welcome to Neal T. Jones.
SR 747 Author: Hightower, Jack | et. al.
Caption: Extending congratulatins to Virgil Martin.
SR 752 Author: Hightower, Jack
Caption: In memory of Dr. James Sidney Stanley.
SR 757 Author: Hightower, Jack
Caption: Extending congratulations to Notre Dame High School, Wichita Falls.
SR 808 Author: Hightower, Jack
Caption: Designating Jill Wallace, daughter of Senator and Mrs. Wallace, as Mascot of Senate.
SR 816 Author: Hightower, Jack
Caption: Extending welcome to Jeff Jernigan, et al.
SR 847 Author: Hightower, Jack
Caption: Extending welcome to Student Council Representatives from the Panhandle area.
SR 881 Author: Hightower, Jack
Caption: Designating Lindsey Elliott as a Page of the Senate of the 62nd Legislature.
SR 967 Author: Hightower, Jack
Caption: Extending the appreciation of the Senate to certain employees of architects, airconditioning, and constructors, and Frank Allen of the Building Commission and Homer Foerster of the Board of Control for their work on the restoration of Senate's portion of the Capitol.
SR 1005 Author: Hightower, Jack
Caption: Extending welcome to Cadette Troop 50, Girl Scouts of Wichita Falls.
SR 1187 Author: Hightower, Jack
Caption: Extending commendation to Rear Admiral H. R. Nieman, Jr. for his invaluable contributions in the renovation of the Senate Facilities.
SR 1209 Author: Hightower, Jack
Caption: Extending welcome to Miss Judy Jaffe of Sidney, Australia.
SR 1261 Author: Hightower, Jack
Caption: Extending welcome to Mr. and Mrs. Don Bradford and their son, Chris.
SR 1283 Author: Hightower, Jack
Caption: Amending rules regarding Senate seniority.
SR 1284 Author: Hightower, Jack
Caption: Amending Rules of the Senate relating to Interim Committees and Interim Study proposals.
SR 1285 Author: Hightower, Jack
Caption: Directing the Senate Administration Committee to meet during the interim and study the Eagleton Report of Rutgers University and to report to the Senate of the 63rd Legialature a suggested reorganization for standing committees.
SR 1286 Author: Hightower, Jack
Caption: Authorizing certain Standing Committees of the Senate to meet during the interim of the 62nd legislature.
SR 1347 Author: Hightower, Jack
Caption: Relating to manner in which Texas Legislative Council drafts bills and joint resolutions.
SR 1356 Author: Hightower, Jack
Caption: Designating Patrick Fleming Grover as Mascot of the Senate.
SR 1368 Author: Hightower, Jack
Caption: Extending appreciation to Randy Lightfoot for his athletic accomplishments.
SR 1413 Author: Hightower, Jack
Caption: Extending commendation to Mrs. Phillip a. carpenter and the Federation of Women's Clubs on their 75th Anniversary.
SR 1469 Author: Hightower, Jack
Caption: Expressing appreciation to James "Butch" McAlpine and Joe D. t\Thompson, Jr., for the outstanding job they have done as Assistant Sergeants-at-Arms in the Texas Senate.
SR 1485 Author: Hightower, Jack
Caption: Providing for the creation of a special Interim committee on dental care.
SR 1498 Author: Hightower, Jack
Caption: Providing that no interim committee except those functioning on May 31, 1971 shall take or be in force prior to September 1, 1971 and that no committee except the General Investigating Committee shall have the power to issue process for witnesses or subpoena any person or records except as provided in the Rules of the Senate and the Legislative Reorganization Act of 1961.
62nd 1st Called Session
SCR 5 Author: Hightower, Jack | et. al.
Caption: Commending the Honorable Pat Bullock for his years of distinguished service to the State of Texas.
62nd 2nd Called Session
SR 113 Author: Hightower, Jack | et. al.
Caption: Expressing appreciation to Rosemary Galloway for efficient and cheerful service to the Senate of Texas.
62nd 3rd Called Session
SCR 13 Author: Hightower, Jack
Caption: Amending Joint Rule 22, Joint Rules of the 62nd Legislature.
SR 2 Author: Hightower, Jack | et. al.
Caption: Inviting Robert Pittinger, a staff member of EXPLO 72, to address the Senate of the 3rd Called Session, 62nd Legislature.
SR 161 Author: Hightower, Jack
Caption: Designating Marcus Warren Watson a Mascot of the Senate.
SR 162 Author: Hightower, Jack
Caption: Designating Kevin Tippen a Mascot of the Senate.
SR 348 Author: Hightower, Jack
Caption: Extending best wishes for a speedy recovery to The Reverend W.H. Townsend, Senate Chaplain.
SR 360 Author: Hightower, Jack
Caption: Expressing appreciation to Mrs. Gilberta Draper for her years of service as a dedicated Senate employee and extending best wishes on the occasion of her retirement.
62nd 4th Called Session
SCR 1 Author: Hightower, Jack
Caption: Inviting the governor to address a joint session of the legislature on September 18, 1972.
SCR 10 Author: Hightower, Jack
Caption: Providing for a portrait of Governor Preston Smith to be placed in the rotunda of the State Capitol.
SCR 11 Author: Hightower, Jack | et. al.
Caption: In memory of Morris Rowland Snelson of Grandfalls.
SCR 15 Author: Hightower, Jack
Caption: Inviting Athletes in Action of Campus Crusade for Christ and a team of National Football League players to Austin.
SCR 18 Author: Hightower, Jack
Caption: Inviting George McGovern to address a joint session of the legislature.
61st Regular Session
SB 8 Author: Hightower, Jack
Caption: Relating to providing for implementation of a program of student teaching; providing an effective date.
SB 9 Author: Hightower, Jack
Caption: Relating to amending and revising certain provisions of the Texas Probate Code relative to requisites of a will, executors, letters testamentary, etc.
SB 10 Author: Hightower, Jack
Caption: Relating to amending Statutes relating to Commission on Law Enforcement Officers Standards and Education, qualifications, adding to Commission, peace officers certification, penalties, etc.
SB 11 Author: Hightower, Jack
Caption: Relating to the use of tires with protuberances on public highways.
SB 12 Author: Hightower, Jack
Caption: Relating to suspension by the Department of Public Safety of the motor vehicle license and registrations of a Texas resident who fails to comply with the safety responsibility law of another state.
SB 13 Author: Hightower, Jack
Caption: Relating to the making, drawing, uttering, or delivering of a check, draft, or order for payment of wages or salaries for personal services without sufficient funds.
SB 14 Author: Hightower, Jack
Caption: Relating to changing the name of soil and water conservation district supervisors.
SB 15 Author: Hightower, Jack
Caption: Relating to deleting the provision restricting the use of the county free library to white persons.
SB 16 Author: Hightower, Jack
Caption: Relating to deleting provisions requiring the State Librarian to have bound certain newspapers and periodicals.
SB 108 Author: Hightower, Jack
Caption: Relating to amending the State Bar Act.
SB 109 Author: Hightower, Jack
Caption: Relating to the fixing minimum and maximum salaries of the official shorthand reporters for the 30th, 50th, 78th, 89th, 97th, 100th, and 110th Judicial Districts of Texas.
SB 116 Author: Hightower, Jack
Caption: Relating to amending the Code of Criminal Procedure to provide for the transfer of certain persons to the Texas Department of Corrections pending appeal from a felony conviction; providing for eligibility for credits thereto.
SB 122 Author: Hightower, Jack | et. al.
Caption: Relating to the establishment, operation, and financing of a state library system consisting of a network of interrelated cooperating library systems designed to provide adequate library facilities and services to the public.
SB 128 Author: Hightower, Jack
Caption: Relating to appointment of an executive director of the Industrial Commission.
SB 129 Author: Hightower, Jack
Caption: Relating to power of the Red River Authority to acquire certain facilities, to execute contracts generally, and to contract for delivery of water outside of Texas, and relating to residence qualifications for directors of the Authority.
SB 135 Author: Hightower, Jack | et. al.
Caption: Relating to the possession of certain firearms and prohibited weapons by a person convicted of a felony involving an act of violence.
SB 136 Author: Hightower, Jack | et. al.
Caption: Relating to assaults and assault and battery by persons using or exhibiting firearms and additional penalties for persons who use or exhibit a firearm during the commission of certain offenses; providing for the imprisonment without probation or parole in those instances; increasing the maximum sentences for murder without malice and assault to commit murder with malice to life imprisonment; increasing the minimum sentence for murder with malice to 20 years.
SB 150 Author: Hightower, Jack
Caption: Relating to promoting the health, safety, and welfare of the people by regulating the business of transporting, processing or disposing of rendering raw material, and the bodies of dead animals, poultry, or any parts thereof, by burying, burning, cooking, or processing; to provide penalties for violations.
SB 151 Author: Hightower, Jack
Caption: Relating to repealing provisions relating to the poll tax and to define "scholastic population" as used herein for purposes of apportionment and distribution of the state available school fund on the basis of average daily attendance determined for the immediately next preceding school year.
SB 152 Author: Hightower, Jack
Caption: Relating to the counting of average daily attendance of pupils attending part-time vocational classes in a designated area vocational district and part-time in their home district; providing for an effective date of this amendatory Act.
SB 186 Author: Hightower, Jack
Caption: Relating to qualifications for retirement of judges.
SB 257 Author: Hightower, Jack
Caption: Relating to amending Statutes which created the North Central Texas Municipal Water Authority, to provide that the Authority shall contain all of the territory contained in the boundaries of the Cities of Goree, Knox City and Munday in Knox County and the City of Haskell in Haskell County, as the boundaries of each city are set forth in ordinances or resolutions passed or adopted prior to the affective date of this act; providing that no territory shall be detached from the authority while any bonds payable from taxes or revenues or both are outstanding, etc.
SB 281 Author: Hightower, Jack
Caption: Relating to the definition of dependent and neglected children relative to admission to the certain state homes.
SB 282 Author: Hightower, Jack
Caption: Relating to amending the Texas Insurance Code relative to required provisions in accident and sickness policies, to reduce from three years to two years the period during which the issuer of a policy may assert certain defenses.
SB 287 Author: Hightower, Jack | et. al.
Caption: Relating to the licensing of persons who fit and dispense hearing aids; relating to the creation, organization, powers, duties, and procedures of the Texas Board of Examiners in the Fitting and Dispensing of Hearing Aids; providing for certain prohibited acts; providing for penalties.
SB 288 Author: Hightower, Jack
Caption: Relating to the determination of resident and nonresident status at state-supported institutions of higher education; providing for exceptions.
SB 289 Author: Hightower, Jack
Caption: Relating to the compensation of the official shorthand reporter for the 110th Judicial District of Texas.
SB 303 Author: Hightower, Jack
Caption: Relating to providing that governing boards of public junior colleges to be governed by this Act; relating to control of funds (including trust funds) by governing boards of State Institutions of Higher Learning.
SB 313 Author: Hightower, Jack | et. al.
Caption: Relating to amending Statutes to broaden the Foundation School Program to provide for improved vocational education and supportive vocational unit personnel; allowing school districts to enter into contracts under certain circumstances; providing for the inclusion of vocational teacher units in the formula for determination of grants for current operating costs; providing for an effective date of this amendatory Act.
SB 337 Author: Hightower, Jack
Caption: Relating to venue for appointment of guardians.
SB 338 Author: Hightower, Jack
Caption: Relating to removing Foard County from the provisions of the Uniform Wildlife Regulatory Act.
SB 339 Author: Hightower, Jack
Caption: Relating to abolishing the county board of school trustees and the office of ex officio county superintendent in certain counties, transferring the duties to the board of trustees and the superintendent of the independent school district which includes the county seat.
SB 347 Author: Hightower, Jack
Caption: Relating to amending Statutes to delete the population bracket and the requirement that all cities involved be in the same county and to provide that cities and towns may contract with other governmental units and to add electric plants and systems to the purposes which are declared to be public purposes.
SB 392 Author: Hightower, Jack
Caption: Relating to creating municipal courts of record in the City of Wichita Falls; prescribing the jurisdiction, organization, administration, procedure, and power of municipal courts, etc.
SB 483 Author: Hightower, Jack
Caption: Relating to providing for the supplementary compensation of presiding judges of Administrative Judicial Districts.
SB 484 Author: Hightower, Jack
Caption: Relating to the sale of the estate of a minor under certain conditions by a surviving parent without appointment as a guardian; amending the Texas Probate Code.
SB 485 Author: Hightower, Jack
Caption: Relating to establishing a higher education Tuition Scholarship Program; declaring the legislative purpose; providing for the Tuition Scholarship Fund, etc.
SB 486 Author: Hightower, Jack
Caption: Relating to conferring upon the Coordinating Board, Texas College and University System, the right, power, and authority to contract with certain institutions or combinations of institutions of higher education within this State to secure for the benefit of bona fide Texas resident students educational instruction, services, or facilities; limiting and providing a basis for determining the amount of compensation which may be made to the other contracting party or parties; specifying the findings requisite to the exercise of the contracting authority.
SB 491 Author: Hightower, Jack
Caption: Relating to providing for new criteria for the creation of Union Junior College Districts and County or Joint County Junior College Districts.
SB 522 Author: Hightower, Jack
Caption: Relating to providing for the practice of veterinary medicine in partnerships and corporations as well as individually by persons licensed to practice veterinary medicine in this State without change of professional liability or professional relationship.
SB 523 Author: Hightower, Jack
Caption: Relating to the regulation of the practice of veterinary medicine.
SB 545 Author: Hightower, Jack
Caption: Relating to the creation of the Dickens County Hospital District; providing that the district shall assume any outstanding debt of Dickens County incurred for hospital purposes and any outstanding debt incurred by any city or town with said County for such purpose; providing for an election within the area of the proposed hospital district and making certain findings in connection therewith; providing for the operation and financing of said district, including the procedures it is to follow.
SB 710 Author: Hightower, Jack
Caption: Relating to permitting the Red River Authority to contract with Eldorado, Oklahoma, for the sale of water.
SB 717 Author: Hightower, Jack
Caption: Relating to the creation, administration, powers, duties, and financing of Foard County Hospital District of Foard County, Texas.
SB 721 Author: Hightower, Jack
Caption: Relating to salaries of members of the Legislature; making the Act contingent upon the adoption of a constitutional amendment.
SJR 21 Author: Hightower, Jack | et. al.
Caption: Relating to proposing a constitutional amendment creating a commission to determine salaries for members of the legislature, the Speaker of the House of Representatives, and the Lieutenant Governor.
SJR 31 Author: Hightower, Jack | et. al.
Caption: Relating to proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the State of Texas relating to compensation of the Lieutenant Governor, the Speaker, and other Members of the Legislature.
61st 1st Called Session
SB 38 Author: Hightower, Jack
Caption: Relating to amending the Texas Insurance Code by adding certain requirements concerning the form of accident and sickness insurance policies; requiring specific disclosure of certain information to prospective policyholders and establishing certain requirements concerning physical examinations.
SCR 2 Author: Hightower, Jack
Caption: Inviting the governor to address a joint session of the legislature on July 28, 1969.
SCR 18 Author: Hightower, Jack
Caption: Creating a committee to study the long-term space requirements of the Texas Legislature and the legislative service agencies.
SCR 21 Author: Hightower, Jack
Caption: Creating the Committee for the Permanent Assignment of Space in the Capitol.
61st 2nd Called Session
SB 10 Author: Hightower, Jack
Caption: Relating amending the Texas Insurance Code relating to the required provisions in accident and sickness policies, to reduce from three years to two years the period during which the issuer of a policy may assert certain defenses.
SB 65 Author: Hightower, Jack
Caption: Relating to providing a method for establishing Junior College Districts in eligible counties.
SB 73 Author: Hightower, Jack
Caption: Relating to making an appropriation to the Western Information Network Association.
SCR 3 Author: Hightower, Jack
Caption: Creating a committee to review present space allocations in the Capitol and to make permanent assignments of office space.
60th Regular Session
SB 65 Author: Hightower, Jack
Caption: Relating to livestock to be known as the Beef Cattle Feed Lot Licensing Act; setting penalties and authorizing suits for the enforcement thereof.
SB 66 Author: Hightower, Jack
Caption: Relating to conferring the power of eminent domain upon the governing bodies of State Soil and Water Conservation Districts.
SB 67 Author: Hightower, Jack
Caption: Relating to authorizing the State Soil and Water Conservation Board to receive and expend moneys for certain projects and programs.
SB 89 Author: Hightower, Jack | et. al.
Caption: Relating to amending the Code of Criminal Procedure so as to authorize peace officers to detain persons for investigation when they have probable cause to believe such person is committing or has committed a crime, providing such period of detention shall not be recorded as an arrest; providing that the Board of Pardons and Parole may release on parole persons who have served one-third of the maximum sentence, or twenty calendar years and providing that time served shall be the total calendar time served.
SB 124 Author: Hightower, Jack
Caption: Relating to the permissible tax rate in certain common school districts.
SB 152 Author: Hightower, Jack
Caption: Relating to the filling of vacancies in the office of supervisor of Soil and Water Conservation Districts and the manner of changing the boundaries of such Districts.
SB 153 Author: Hightower, Jack
Caption: Relating to amending certain articles relating to bonds, accounts, and record-keeping of Soil and Water Conservation Districts.
SB 160 Author: Hightower, Jack
Caption: Relating to prescribing the process for the adoption of a new state constitution.
SB 161 Author: Hightower, Jack
Caption: Relating to fixing the penalty for hauling or attempting to haul for compensation or hire without first having obtained a certificate or permit from the Texas Railroad Commission covering such operation when said certificate or permit from the Texas Railroad Commission is required by statute, or for aiding or abetting such operation.
SB 201 Author: Hightower, Jack
Caption: Relating to amending the Insurance Code of Texas to authorize the issuance of contracts of insurance on a variable annuity basis subject to rules and regulations of the State Board of Insurance.
SB 217 Author: Hightower, Jack
Caption: Relating to amending certain acts by authorizing the issuance of revenue or special obligation bonds by the Motley County Hospital District.
SB 218 Author: Hightower, Jack
Caption: Relating to the creation, establishment, maintenance and operation of a hospital district to be known as the Knox County Hospital District.
SB 243 Author: Hightower, Jack
Caption: Relating to the admission of mentally retarded persons to State schools.
SB 244 Author: Hightower, Jack
Caption: Relating to traveling expenses and automobile allowance for county commissioners in certain counties.
SB 248 Author: Hightower, Jack | et. al.
Caption: Relating amending certain chapter of the Insurance Code relating to false or fraudulent claims, and false or fraudulent proofs in support of a claim for payment of a loss or other benefit upon a contract of insurance and providing penalties.
SB 249 Author: Hightower, Jack | et. al.
Caption: Relating to amending the Code of Criminal Procedure so as to provide that whoever, having been admitted to bail for appearance before any court of record of this state, incurs a forfeiture of the bail and knowingly and willfully fails to surrender himself within thirty (30) days following the date of such forfeiture, shall, if the bail was given in connection with a charge of felony or pending appeal after conviction of any offense, or if the bail was given in connection with a charge of committing a misdemeanor, or for appearance as a witness, be fined or imprisoned; providing penalties for violation.
SB 250 Author: Hightower, Jack
Caption: Relating to defining an eligible district as any independent school district which has an incorporated city and the campus of an institution of higher learning of the State of Texas (a state university or college) located wholly or partially within its boundaries; authorizing any eligible district to contract for the use of stadium and other athletic facilities owned or controlled by other entities; authorizing the pledge of annual maintenance taxes to the payment of the consideration for any such contract provided that such tax is voted at an election.
SB 281 Author: Hightower, Jack
Caption: Relating to adding district attorneys to the classes of persons who may become members of the State Employees Retirement System.
SB 295 Author: Hightower, Jack
Caption: Relating to an act referred to as The Uniform Wildlife Regulatory Act; conferring on the Parks and Wildlife Commission of Texas the authority, power and duty of protecting and regulating the harvest of wildlife resources in various counties; providing a penalty for violation.
SB 296 Author: Hightower, Jack
Caption: Relating to amending certain acts so as to authorize the Red River Authority subject to certain limitations, to effectuate navigation and related works.
SB 327 Author: Hightower, Jack
Caption: Relating to promoting the health, safety, and welfare of the people by regulating the business of transporting, processing, or disposing of the bodies of dead animals, poultry, or any parts thereof, by burying, burning, cooking, or processing; and to provide penalties for the violation of the terms thereof.
SB 359 Author: Hightower, Jack
Caption: Relating to amending the Texas Insurance Code by adding attorney's fees and penalties, to the list of Articles which apply to stipulated premium companies.
SB 433 Author: Hightower, Jack | et. al.
Caption: Relating to providing for the establishment of a Texas Agricultural Development Board.
SB 434 Author: Hightower, Jack
Caption: Relating to authorizing the Texas Department of Mental Health and Mental Retardation to sell an exclusive and perpetual right to use, draw and take all water in, under and upon a certain described tract of land in Wilbarger County with all water lines and improvements located thereon.
SB 550 Author: Hightower, Jack
Caption: Relating to amending statutes relating to designation of State Depositories to include some hospital district bonds as State funds and eligible thereunder.
SB 551 Author: Hightower, Jack | et. al.
Caption: Relating to authorizing and requiring the appointment of an official shorthand reporter of the 100th Judicial District of Texas.
SB 559 Author: Hightower, Jack
Caption: Relating to the sale of surplus and salvage state property; giving the Texas Partners of the Alliance opportunity to purchase surplus and salvage laboratory equipment before such is offered for sale to the public.
SB 628 Author: Hightower, Jack
Caption: Relating to appropriating Two Hundred Thousand Dollars to the Senate for per diem, other salaries and wages, consumable supplies and materials, current and recurring operating expenses, capital outlay, repairs and renovations to Capitol, other necessary expenses for the period ending August 31, 1967.
SJR 9 Author: Hightower, Jack
Caption: Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the State of Texas relative to succession to the Presidency and Vice Presidency and to cases where the President is unable to discharge the powers and duties of his office.
SJR 21 Author: Hightower, Jack | et. al.
Caption: Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the State of Texas relative to denial of bail to a person who commits a felony offense while free on bond from another felony charge.
60th 1st Called Session
SB 8 Author: Hightower, Jack
Caption: Relating to authorizing creation of the Dickens County Hospital District.
59th Regular Session
SB 42 Author: Hightower, Jack
Caption: Relating to amending certain Acts relative to the liability of parents of minors under the age of eighteen (18) and over the age of ten (10) who maliciously and willfully damage or destroy certain property.
SB 65 Author: Hightower, Jack
Caption: Relating to providing for the creation of a county-wide hospital district in Wilbarger County.
SB 229 Author: Hightower, Jack
Caption: Relating to amending certain Acts so as to exempt officers, agents, or employees of the United States, the State of Texas, or any sub-division of the State from the provisions of the Act.
SB 236 Author: Hightower, Jack
Caption: Relating to creating the Commission on Law Enforcement Officer Standards and Education; providing for the functions of the Commission.
SB 243 Author: Hightower, Jack
Caption: Relating to amending the Election Code by prescribing the conditions necessary for election of a write-in candidate to an office for which no candidate's name was printed on the ballot at the general election for the state, district, county, and precinct offices.
SB 270 Author: Hightower, Jack
Caption: Relating to amending certain Statutes to including the recovery of attorneys' fees in suits for claims for advertising in newspapers or other media.
SB 292 Author: Hightower, Jack
Caption: Relating to authorizing the Board of Directors of Texas A&M University to convey flood control easements over land under the jurisdiction and control of the Board of Directors, to Water Control and Improvement Districts of this state.
SB 293 Author: Hightower, Jack
Caption: Relating to amending certain Statutes by authorizing the State Librarian to charge a fee for furnishing copies of documents or records in his office in an amount to be determined by the Library and Historical Commission, with reference to the amount of labor, supplies and materials required.
SB 345 Author: Hightower, Jack
Caption: Relating to amending certain Acts relating to service and age requirements for retirement of Judges to provide that any person who has 10 years service on one or more courts of this state shall be qualified to receive retirement pay under this Act, after reaching age 65, regardless of whether he is serving on a court at such time; providing that such retirement pay shall be based on the annual salary then being paid to the judge of the court last served by the applicant for retirement.
SB 346 Author: Hightower, Jack
Caption: Relating to permitting Texas state institutions of college rank to apply and collect resident rather than non-resident tuition rates to resident teachers or professors or other employees of Texas state institutions of college rank or their husbands or wives or children without regard for the length of time they may have resided in Texas.
SB 347 Author: Hightower, Jack
Caption: Relating to permitting Texas state institutions of college rank situated within twenty miles of the border of an adjacent state or states, to apply and collect resident rather than nonresident tuition rates from students who may reside in such adjacent states within a radius of seventy-five miles of such Texas state institution of college rank.
SB 348 Author: Hightower, Jack
Caption: Relating to amending certain Acts by permitting Texas state institutions of the college rank and public junior colleges to enter into interagency agreements with the Texas Highway Department providing for the maintenance, improvement, relocation or extension of existing on-campus streets, parking lots, and access-ways.
SB 349 Author: Hightower, Jack
Caption: Relating to permitting the Regents of Midwestern University to manage for endowment purposes, or dispose of by conveyance to Midwestern University Foundation, Inc., a charitable corporation devoted to the sole benefit of Midwestern University, for Midwestern University endowment or scholarship purposes, certain lands given to or acquired by it adjacent to lands given it for such purposes previously.
SB 350 Author: Hightower, Jack
Caption: Relating to amending certain Acts by providing that the beneficiary of a deceased retired judge shall be paid the difference between the total amount of the contributions made by him and the amount received by him as retirement pay.
SB 368 Author: Hightower, Jack
Caption: Relating to providing improvement of child welfare services.
SB 373 Author: Hightower, Jack
Caption: Relating to providing for the appointment of referees by the Juvenile and District Courts of Wichita County, Texas, in certain civil cases.
SB 404 Author: Hightower, Jack
Caption: Relating to change of boundaries of commissioners precincts and justice of the peace precincts.
SB 406 Author: Hightower, Jack
Caption: Relating to amending certain Statutes by making the tax credits therein provided for assignable under certain conditions and to extend the time of their expiration.
SB 519 Author: Hightower, Jack
Caption: Relating to amending the Insurance Code of Texas to authorize the issuance of contracts of insurance on a variable annuity basis subject to rules and regulations of the State Board of Insurance.
SB 579 Author: Hightower, Jack
Caption: Relating to the salaries of the official shorthand reporters of the 30th, 78th, and 89th Judicial Districts.
SJR 26 Author: Hightower, Jack | et. al.
Caption: Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of Texas to provide for a Court of Criminal Appeals of five members; prescribing their qualifications, elections, appointments, tenure of office and compensation.
SJR 29 Author: Hightower, Jack | et. al.
Caption: Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of Texas to abolish all State ad valorem taxes on property in accordance with the schedule herein stated; to provide for the creation of a trust fund (known as The Reserve Fund) for the benefit of widows of Confederate veterans and eligible former Texas Rangers and their widows and mortuary claims; donating certain delinquent State ad valorem taxes to the counties in which they are levied and assessed.
SJR 34 Author: Hightower, Jack | et. al.
Caption: Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of Texas to omit the requirement that members of the armed services vote only in the county in which they resided at the time of entering the service.
SJR 36 Author: Hightower, Jack
Caption: Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of Texas so as to provide a six year term of office for Senators; providing for a new Senate after each apportionment and the division of the Senators chosen into three classes.
53rd Regular Session
HB 212 Author: Hightower, Jack | et. al.
Caption: Relating to amending certain Acts to provide for the issuance by the Department, and to require the securing by non-resident owners, of thirty (30) day temporary registration permits for any truck, truck-tractor, trailer or semi-trailer which is being temporarily operated by non-resident owners thereof in Texas for the purpose of harvesting and/or transporting wheat and/or other similar grains to markets, storage or rail head only.
HB 312 Author: Hightower, Jack
Caption: Relating to authorizing departments and other agencies of the State to enter into agreements or contracts with each other for the purpose of furnishing necessary and authorized special or technical services, including the services of employees, services of materials, and services of equipment, whenever the interests of efficient and economical administration of the government justify them.
HB 476 Author: Hightower, Jack
Caption: Relating to creating a Conservation District comprising certain territory within Wilbarger County, Texas, for the purpose of providing a source of water supply for municipal, domestic and industrial use and processing and transporting the same.
HB 556 Author: Hightower, Jack
Caption: Relating to amending certain Acts by increasing to ten (10) days the time in which a written report of an accident is required; providing a penalty for failure to report an accident.
HB 768 Author: Hightower, Jack
Caption: Relating to amending certain Acts pertaining to the leasing powers of the State Parks Board.
HB 847 Author: Hightower, Jack
Caption: Relating to amending certain Statutes to provide that all deeds conveying land or interests in land to the State of Texas for the use of the State Highway Department for highway purposes be deposited in the offices of the State Highway Department in Austin, Texas, and directing the Comptroller of Public Accounts to transfer to the State Highway Department all such deeds and instruments of conveyance heretofore deposited in his office, along with all of the files and filing equipment used by him in maintaining such files.
53rd 1st Called Session
HB 65 Author: Hightower, Jack
Caption: Relating to providing that that part of the biennial appropriation for the Library and Historical Commission which sets forth the purposes for which such appropriation may be used shall be amended to allow for payment of salaries for book repairers and of per diem for members of the Commission.