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Legislation authored by Joe Ratcliff

Includes legislation with Joe Ratcliff as the primary author for the 34th through 61st Legislatures. For other types of authorship, search the Legislative Archive System. Author information is not complete for the 43rd through 45th Legislatures or for sessions prior to the 34th.

61st Regular Session
HB 168 Author: Ratcliff, Joseph Neil "Joe" | et. al.
Caption: Relating to providing for mandatory inspection of the slaughter of cattle, sheep, swine, goats, equines, poultry, domestic rabbits, and domesticated game birds, and the preparation of the carcasses, parts thereof, meat, and meat food products of such animals, solely for distribution in this state; for the regulation of related industries; for cooperation with the United States Department of Agriculture; and for penalties for violations, detention, seizure, and other enforcement authorities.
HB 169 Author: Ratcliff, Joseph Neil "Joe"
Caption: Relating to creating the Texas Private Employment Agency Regulatory Board.
HB 262 Author: Ratcliff, Joseph Neil "Joe"
Caption: Relating to providing that the willful making and furnishing of an affidavit containing a false statement in connection with the improvement of real property shall constitute the criminal offense of perjury; providing for severability.
HB 639 Author: Ratcliff, Joseph Neil "Joe"
Caption: Relating to the creation of The Legislative Ethics and Compensation Commission and its powers, duties, and procedures.
HB 1200 Author: Ratcliff, Joseph Neil "Joe"
Caption: Relating to the "Texas Proprietary School Act": defining proprietary school, owner, school employee, solicitor, administrator, and notice to the school, etc.; injunctions; prohibited acts; penalty; effective date.
HB 1201 Author: Ratcliff, Joseph Neil "Joe"
Caption: Relating to making a supplemental appropriation to the Dallas County Junior College District for the fiscal year ending August 31, 1969.
HB 1202 Author: Ratcliff, Joseph Neil "Joe"
Caption: Relating to amending the Insurance Code to provide that a domestic life insurance company may invest any of its funds and accumulations in first mortgage bonds or first lien notes of any solvent corporation which has not been in existence for five (5) consecutive years but whose bonds or notes are secured by leases or other contracts which provide for casualty insurance of such property executed by a corporation which has not defaulted in the payment of any debt within five (5) years next preceding such investment, etc.
HJR 61 Author: Ratcliff, Joseph Neil "Joe"
Caption: Relating to proposing a constitutional amendment to provide for the creation of a commission to set rules concerning conflicts of interest of and practice before state agencies by legislators, and to set rates of compensation for legislators, the Speaker of the House, and the Lieutenant Governor.
60th Regular Session
HB 906 Author: Ratcliff, Joseph Neil "Joe"
Caption: Relating to amending the Texas Insurance Code by requiring the State Board of Insurance to provide fire loss lists to cities before setting fire insurance rates.
HB 1201 Author: Ratcliff, Joseph Neil "Joe"
Caption: Relating to amending The Securities Act.
HB 1202 Author: Ratcliff, Joseph Neil "Joe"
Caption: Relating to amending The Securities Act to make it a felony to engage in fraud or fraudulent practice in connection with transactions in any security.
HB 1203 Author: Ratcliff, Joseph Neil "Joe"
Caption: Relating to amending The Securities Act to clarify the secondary trading exemption for registered securities dealers, to provide for the approval, and withdrawing approval, of stock exchanges by the Commissioner.
HB 1204 Author: Ratcliff, Joseph Neil "Joe"
Caption: Relating to amending The Securities Act relating to subpoenas or other process in investigations by the Commissioner.
57th Regular Session
HB 101 Author: Ratcliff, Joseph Neil "Joe" | et. al.
Caption: Relating to amending a certain Act providing for election of School Trustees by majority vote and providing for second election in the event no candidate receives majority vote in the first election.
HB 217 Author: Ratcliff, Joseph Neil "Joe" | et. al.
Caption: Relating to amending the Insurance Code permitting contributions by employers to premiums for contracts insuring their employees under group policies.
HB 218 Author: Ratcliff, Joseph Neil "Joe" | et. al.
Caption: Relating to amending the Insurance Code permitting any independent school district situated in a county having a population of over 150,000 to pay premiums for group life insurance from its funds for its employees.
HB 643 Author: Ratcliff, Joseph Neil "Joe" | et. al.
Caption: Relating to providing for the standardization of time throughout the State of Texas using the method of computation known as daylight savings time.
HB 645 Author: Ratcliff, Joseph Neil "Joe" | et. al.
Caption: Relating to the change in name of the North Texas State Teachers College to North Texas State College.
HB 959 Author: Ratcliff, Joseph Neil "Joe"
Caption: Relating to authorizing the commissioners courts of certain counties to purchase land outside the county to be used for facilities in connection with supplying commodities for the use and benefit of persons whose welfare is the responsibility of the county or its political subdivisions.
HB 998 Author: Ratcliff, Joseph Neil "Joe"
Caption: Relating to the licensing of certain Business Brokers and Dealers and Consultants; providing for penalties for the violation of the provisions of this Act.
HB 1001 Author: Ratcliff, Joseph Neil "Joe"
Caption: Relating to amending a certain Act prohibiting the registration of motor vehicles by persons who are not licensed as drivers; establishing certain offenses and providing punishments therefor.
HJR 19 Author: Ratcliff, Joseph Neil "Joe" | et. al.
Caption: Relating to proposing an amendment to the Constitution of Texas providing that school taxes theretofore voted in any independent school district, the major portion of which is within Dallas County, shall not be abrogated, cancelled or invalidated by a change in boundaries nor shall bonds voted, but unissued, at the time of such change, be invalidated by such change; authorizing the levy of taxes after such change without further election in the district as changed; providing an exception in the case of the annexation or consolidation of whole districts.
57th 3rd Called Session
HB 4 Author: Ratcliff, Joseph Neil "Joe" | et. al.
Caption: Relating to making certain appropriations out of the General Revenue Fund to the State Highway Department for advertising tourist attractions in Texas and to the Texas Youth Council for additional parole supervisors and officers and operating expenses; out of the unexpended balances in the Special Mineral Lease Fund to the Department of Corrections for emergency purposes; out of the State Building Fund to the State Building Commission for renovation and repair of the San Jacinto Monument.
HB 9 Author: Ratcliff, Joseph Neil "Joe" | et. al.
Caption: Relating to appropriating Three Hundred Thousand Dollars ($300,000) out of the General Revenue Fund to the State Highway Department for advertising tourist attractions in Texas.