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Legislation authored by V.E. 'Red' Berry

Includes legislation with V.E. 'Red' Berry 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
SB 3 Author: Berry, Virgil E. "Red"
Caption: Relating to retirement benefits for State peace officers.
SB 4 Author: Berry, Virgil E. "Red"
Caption: Relating to creating the 190th Judicial District and the 191st Judicial District and the 190th District Court of Bexar County and the 191st District Court of Bexar County; providing for the courts' jurisdiction, terms, personnel, administration, practice.
SB 17 Author: Berry, Virgil E. "Red"
Caption: Relating to repealing provisions that increase the assessment of property values in certain hospital districts.
SB 18 Author: Berry, Virgil E. "Red"
Caption: Relating to amending the Texas Liquor Control Act: (1) hours for possession or consumption of alcoholic beverages in a public place; (2) hours for selling beer or offering same for sale; (3) hours for permitting the service or consumption of alcoholic beverages on private club premises; (4) creation of a Retail Dealer's On-Premise Late Hours License; (5) creation of a Private Club Late Hours Permit.
SB 426 Author: Berry, Virgil E. "Red" | et. al.
Caption: Relating to providing for the regulation, licensing, and taxing of horse racing and parimutuel wagering in this state.
SB 453 Author: Berry, Virgil E. "Red"
Caption: Relating to the discharge or retirement of employees of the Texas Department of Public Safety by reason of age.
SB 454 Author: Berry, Virgil E. "Red"
Caption: Relating to amending the Texas Election Code relative to assessment of candidates in primary elections in certain counties and refund of those assessments in certain circumstances; prescribing a penalty for illegal refunds.
SB 455 Author: Berry, Virgil E. "Red"
Caption: Relating to permanent improvements erected at Hemisfair 1968; transferring jurisdiction and control to the Board of Regents of The University of Texas System.
SB 456 Author: Berry, Virgil E. "Red"
Caption: Relating to amending various sections of the Texas Liquor Control Act, and adding certain sections relating to: (1) the definition of "open saloon"; (2) Package Store Permits; (3) Retail Drink Permits in certain counties; (4) the meaning of an "all alcoholic beverages" local option status; (5) local option elections and submission of issues; (6) certain taxes.
SB 762 Author: Berry, Virgil E. "Red"
Caption: Relating to the creation and organization of the Public Safety Commission.
SJR 2 Author: Berry, Virgil E. "Red"
Caption: Relating to proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the State of Texas legalizing parimutuel betting at horse races in certain counties after local option elections providing for maximum parimutuel taxes by the State and counties, and for maximum deductions from parimutuel pools by owners or operators, and maximum admission taxes; permitting distributing one-half (1/2) of the State parimutuel tax revenue among the several counties; providing for the creation of the Texas Horse Racing Board to supervise such races and betting; providing for the creation of the Texas Thoroughbred Racing Protective Bureau and declaring its duties.
SJR 18 Author: Berry, Virgil E. "Red" | et. al.
Caption: Relating to proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the State of Texas to provide that the sale of alcoholic beverages shall be lawful throughout the state as a whole.
SJR 19 Author: Berry, Virgil E. "Red" | et. al.
Caption: Relating to proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the State of Texas to prohibit the sale or manufacture of alcoholic beverages in this state and to require the Legislature to provide by law for the enforcement of this provision.
SJR 22 Author: Berry, Virgil E. "Red" | et. al.
Caption: Relating to proposing amending the Constitution of the State of Texas to create out of the territory in Texas a new sovereign state of this Republic to be known as the State of South Texas.
SJR 24 Author: Berry, Virgil E. "Red"
Caption: Relating to proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the State of Texas legalizing parimutuel betting at horse races in certain counties after local option elections providing for maximum parimutuel taxes by the State and counties, and for maximum deductions from parimutuel pools by owners or operators, and maximum admission taxes; providing for the creation of the Texas Horse Racing Board to supervise such races and betting; providing for the creation of the Texas Thoroughbred Racing Protective Bureau and declaring its duties; permitting the Legislature to enact supplementary laws which may be anticipatory.
SJR 33 Author: Berry, Virgil E. "Red"
Caption: Relating to proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the State of Texas authorizing the legislature to exempt from taxation property of any corporation or other organization formed fro the prevention of cruelty to animals.
61st 1st Called Session
SB 2 Author: Berry, Virgil E. "Red" | et. al.
Caption: Relating to creating the 186th Judicial District and the 186th District Court of Bexar County and the 187th Judicial District and the 187th District Court of Bexar County and providing for the courts' jurisdiction, terms, personnel, administration, and practice.
SB 4 Author: Berry, Virgil E. "Red"
Caption: Relating to creating the 190th Judicial District and the 191st Judicial District and the 190th District Court of Bexar County and the 191st District Court of Bexar County; providing for the courts' jurisdiction, terms, personnel, administration, practice.
61st 2nd Called Session
SB 3 Author: Berry, Virgil E. "Red" | et. al.
Caption: Relating to creating the 186th Judicial District and the 186th District Court of Bexar County and providing for the court's jurisdiction, terms, personnel, administration, and practice.
60th Regular Session
SB 50 Author: Berry, Virgil E. "Red"
Caption: Relating to the exemption from taxation of certain non-profit corporations formed to prevent cruelty to animals and to promote humane treatment of animals.
SB 51 Author: Berry, Virgil E. "Red"
Caption: Relating to amending the Texas Liquor Control Act; regulating the hours of sale and delivery of liquor.
SB 52 Author: Berry, Virgil E. "Red"
Caption: Relating to regulating trading stamp companies; providing a penalty.
SB 53 Author: Berry, Virgil E. "Red"
Caption: Relating to providing that a trading stamp company's reserves for unclaimed trading stamps shall escheat to the state; requiring a trading stamp company to post a bond; providing for enforcement of the Act; providing a penalty.
SB 54 Author: Berry, Virgil E. "Red"
Caption: Relating to electioneering, loitering, and use of sound trucks near the polls; amending the Texas Election Code.
SB 55 Author: Berry, Virgil E. "Red"
Caption: Relating to amending the Texas Election Code so as to require a voter's residence telephone number to be shown on the voter registration certificate and on the list of registered voters.
SB 144 Author: Berry, Virgil E. "Red"
Caption: Relating to amending the Texas Election Code to eliminate both the party loyalty pledge on the primary election ballot and the stamping of party affiliation on the registration certificate.
SB 154 Author: Berry, Virgil E. "Red"
Caption: Relating to amending the Texas Liquor Control Act relative to local option extension of hours for the sale, possession, and consumption of alcoholic beverages in places where on-premises consumption is permitted; prescribing penalties.
SB 155 Author: Berry, Virgil E. "Red"
Caption: Relating to amending the Texas Election Code relative to assessment of certain candidates in primary elections in certain counties and refund of those assessments in certain circumstances; prescribing a penalty for illegal refunds.
SB 563 Author: Berry, Virgil E. "Red" | et. al.
Caption: Relating to providing that the judges of the County Courts at Law Nos. 1, 2, and 3, and the County Civil Court at Law of Bexar County, Texas, shall each receive an annual salary of not less than Sixteen Thousand Dollars ($16,000) nor more than Eighteen Thousand Five Hundred Dollars ($18,500) to be determined and fixed by the Commissioners Court of Bexar County, Texas, and when thus determined and fixed such annual salary shall be paid in twelve (12) equal monthly installments by warrants drawn upon the County Treasurer of Bexar County, Texas, upon orders by the Commissioners Court.
SB 564 Author: Berry, Virgil E. "Red" | et. al.
Caption: Relating to providing maximum compensation for assessor-collectors of taxes for all counties having a population of not less than 600,000 nor more than 900,000 according to the last preceding Federal Census.
SB 567 Author: Berry, Virgil E. "Red" | et. al.
Caption: Relating to creating the 149th, 181st, 182nd, 183rd, and 300th Judicial Districts; providing an effect date.
SB 598 Author: Berry, Virgil E. "Red"
Caption: Relating to providing for an expression of public opinion on the question of legalized pari-mutuel wagering on horse races in Texas.
SJR 25 Author: Berry, Virgil E. "Red"
Caption: Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the State of Texas to prohibit the sale or manufacture of alcoholic beverages in this state and to require the Legislature to provide by law for the enforcement of this provision.
SJR 26 Author: Berry, Virgil E. "Red"
Caption: Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the State of Texas to provide that the sale of alcoholic beverages shall be lawful throughout the state as a whole.
60th 1st Called Session
SB 21 Author: Berry, Virgil E. "Red" | et. al.
Caption: Relating to the authority of certain counties to enlarge, furnish, equip, operate, and lease parking stations.
SB 30 Author: Berry, Virgil E. "Red" | et. al.
Caption: Relating to authorizing certain independent school districts to issue time warrants.
59th Regular Session
HB 258 Author: Berry, Virgil E. "Red" | et. al.
Caption: Relating to amending the Election Code so as to delete the provisions which restrict voting by persons in military service to the county of their residence at the time of entering service.
HB 259 Author: Berry, Virgil E. "Red"
Caption: Relating to reapportioning the Texas House of Representatives.
HB 349 Author: Berry, Virgil E. "Red"
Caption: Relating to providing a maximum salary for county treasurers in certain counties.
HB 468 Author: Berry, Virgil E. "Red"
Caption: Relating to filing fees for candidates for State Representative or State Senator in primary elections in certain counties; amending the Texas Election Code.
HJR 38 Author: Berry, Virgil E. "Red" | 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.
HJR 39 Author: Berry, Virgil E. "Red" | et. al.
Caption: Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of Texas to remove the restriction requiring any member of the Armed Forces of the United States or component branches there of to vote in the county in which he resided at the time he entered the service.
HJR 40 Author: Berry, Virgil E. "Red" | et. al.
Caption: Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of Texas so as to lower the minimum age required for voting to 19 years.
HJR 45 Author: Berry, Virgil E. "Red"
Caption: Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of Texas to provide that the yeas and nays of the members of the House of Representatives shall be entered on the house Journal at the request of 15 members.
HJR 50 Author: Berry, Virgil E. "Red"
Caption: Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of Texas to provide that the sale of alcoholic beverages shall be lawful throughout the state as a whole.
HJR 61 Author: Berry, Virgil E. "Red"
Caption: Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of Texas abolishing the office of county treasurer in Bexar County and transferring the duties of that office to the county clerk.
HJR 63 Author: Berry, Virgil E. "Red"
Caption: Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of Texas legalizing parimutuel betting at horse races in certain counties after local option elections providing for maximum parimutuel taxes by the State and counties, and for maximum deductions from parimutuel pools by owners or operators, and maximum admission taxes; permitting distributing one-half of the State parimutuel tax revenue among the several counties; providing for the creation of the Texas Horse Racing Board to supervise such races and betting; providing for the creation of the Texas Thoroughbred Racing Protective Bureau and declaring its duties.
58th Regular Session
HB 118 Author: Berry, Virgil E. "Red" | et. al.
Caption: Relating to amending the Texas Liquor Control Act to allow later sales and consumption of beer and liquor.
HB 130 Author: Berry, Virgil E. "Red" | et. al.
Caption: Relating to creating the Texas Horse Race Board; creating the Texas Thoroughbred Racing Protective Bureau, and setting forth its powers and duties; setting an effective date.
HB 131 Author: Berry, Virgil E. "Red" | et. al.
Caption: Relating to submitting the question of legalized parimutuel wagering in Bexar County to the voters in the first Democratic primary in 1964 for an expression of public opinion.
HB 132 Author: Berry, Virgil E. "Red"
Caption: Relating to amending the Texas Election Code to provide for the holding of the first and second primary elections on the last Saturday in May and the last Saturday in June, respectively, in every even-numbered year.
HB 596 Author: Berry, Virgil E. "Red"
Caption: Relating to creating the Texas Horse Race Board; prescribing certain offenses and penalties; creating the Texas Thoroughbred Racing Protective Bureau.
HB 605 Author: Berry, Virgil E. "Red"
Caption: Relating to amending the Texas Liquor Control Act to allow later sale of beer by changing the hours of the day during which the sale of beer is prohibited; and to allow later consumption of alcoholic beverages by changing the hours of the day during which the consumption of alcoholic beverages is prohibited in public places, and to apply this prohibition to private clubs.
HB 1084 Author: Berry, Virgil E. "Red"
Caption: Relating to amending the Election Code relative to filing fees for candidates for State Representative or State Senator in primary elections in certain counties.
HJR 12 Author: Berry, Virgil E. "Red" | et. al.
Caption: Relating to proposing a constitutional amendment to lower the minimum age required for voting to twenty (20) years and to exempt persons under twenty-two (22) years of age from the operation of any provision imposing a poll tax or any type of registration fee as a prerequisite to voting.
HJR 16 Author: Berry, Virgil E. "Red" | et. al.
Caption: Relating to proposing a constitutional amendment to provide for parimutuel betting at horse races in Bexar county after local option election and prescribing powers, duties and procedure.
HJR 28 Author: Berry, Virgil E. "Red" | et. al.
Caption: Relating to proposing a constitutional amendment repealing the provisions making the payment of a poll tax a qualification of an elector; requiring the Legislature to pass a general registration law for voters.
HJR 36 Author: Berry, Virgil E. "Red"
Caption: Relating to proposing a constitutional amendment to create out of the territory in Texas a new sovereign state of this Republic to be known as the State of South Texas.
HJR 56 Author: Berry, Virgil E. "Red"
Caption: Relating to proposing a constitutional amendment to provide that the sale of alcoholic beverages shall be lawful throughout the state as a whole.
HJR 57 Author: Berry, Virgil E. "Red"
Caption: Relating to proposing a constitutional amendment to prohibit the sale or manufacture of alcoholic beverage in this state and to require the Legislature to provide by law for the enforcement of this provision.
57th Regular Session
HB 75 Author: Berry, Virgil E. "Red"
Caption: Relating to the creation of the Texas Horse Racing Board; levying certain taxes; providing penalties; setting an effective date.
HB 274 Author: Berry, Virgil E. "Red" | et. al.
Caption: Relating to amending a certain Act providing that persons exempted from paying the poll tax living in a county of three hundred thousand (300,000) inhabitants or more shall before the first day of February of the year when such voter becomes entitled to such exemption obtain from the Tax Collector of his county a certificate showing such exemption.
HB 275 Author: Berry, Virgil E. "Red"
Caption: Relating to amending a certain Act regulating appeals under the Liquor Control Act.
HB 276 Author: Berry, Virgil E. "Red"
Caption: Relating to amending a certain Act regulating appeals from decisions of Firemen's and Policemen's Civil Service Commissions in cities having a population of ten thousand (10,000) or more inhabitants.
HB 310 Author: Berry, Virgil E. "Red"
Caption: Relating to liability insurance for peace officers and firemen of certain cities.
HB 344 Author: Berry, Virgil E. "Red"
Caption: Relating to amending a certain Act providing for an appeal from suspension of beer licenses in certain cases and regulating the procedure for such appeal.
HB 544 Author: Berry, Virgil E. "Red"
Caption: Relating to amending certain Articles of Vernon's Texas Penal Code extending the hours for the lawful sale of beer and to increase the hours for lawful consumption of beer in public places.
HB 777 Author: Berry, Virgil E. "Red"
Caption: Relating to submitting the question of legalized parimutuel wagering on horse races in Dallas, Tarrant, Harris, Galveston, Bexar, Hidalgo, Cameron, Webb and Midland Counties to the voters in the General Election to be held in November, 1962, for an expression of public opinion.
HJR 4 Author: Berry, Virgil E. "Red"
Caption: Relating to proposing an amendment to the Constitution of Texas legalizing parimutuel betting at horse races in certain counties after local option elections providing for maximum parimutuel taxes by the State and counties, and for maximum deductions from parimutuel pools by owners or operators, and maximum admission taxes; providing for the creation of the Texas Horse Racing Board to supervise such races and betting; providing for the creation of the Texas Thoroughbred Racing Protective Bureau and declaring its duties.
HJR 31 Author: Berry, Virgil E. "Red" | et. al.
Caption: Relating to proposing an amendment to the Constitution of Texas to provide that the Legislature may provide by law for the registration of all voters in counties containing a population of three hundred thousand (300,000) inhabitants or more.
HJR 53 Author: Berry, Virgil E. "Red"
Caption: Relating to proposing an amendment to the Constitution of Texas legalizing parimutuel betting at horse races in certain counties after local option elections; providing for maximum parimutuel taxes by the State and counties, and for maximum deductions from parimutuel pools by owners or operators, and maximum admission taxes; providing for the creation of the Texas Horse Racing Board to supervise such races and betting; providing for the creation of the Texas Thoroughbred Racing Protective Bureau and declaring its duties.
HJR 61 Author: Berry, Virgil E. "Red"
Caption: Relating to proposing an amendment to the Constitution of Texas legalizing parimutuel betting at horse races in Bexar County after local option election; providing for maximum parimutuel taxes by the State and County, and for maximum deductions from parimutuel pools by owners or operators; providing for the creation of the Texas Horse Racing Board to supervise such races and betting; providing for the creation of the Texas Thoroughbred Racing Protective Bureau and declaring its duties.
57th 3rd Called Session
HB 76 Author: Berry, Virgil E. "Red"
Caption: Relating to amending the Texas Election Code to provide for special elections for State Representative and State Senator; to increase the filing fee of candidates in special elections for the office of Representative and Senator of the Legislature, and Congressman-at-Large, determining the number of signatures required for referendum in certain instances.