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Legislation authored by Tommy Merritt

Includes legislation with Tommy Merritt as the primary author for the 75th through 81st Legislatures. For other types of authorship, search the Legislative Archive System.

81st Regular Session
HB 3332 Author: Merritt, Tommy
Last Action: Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to an exemption from the oil severance tax for oil produced from certain low-producing wells.
HB 3333 Author: Merritt, Tommy
Last Action: Referred to Economic Development
Caption: Relating to the creation and operation of the Texas-Louisiana border region economic development steering committee; authorizing an assessment.
HB 3334 Author: Merritt, Tommy
Last Action: Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to the cost of replacing a law enforcement officer during training on enforcement of immigration laws.
HB 3650 Author: Merritt, Tommy | et. al.
Last Action: Placed on intent calendar
Caption: Relating to the creation, administration, powers, duties, operations, and financing of a border region higher-speed rail authority for the Texas-Louisiana and the Texas-Mexico border regions; granting the power to issue bonds; imposing a tax; granting the power of eminent domain.
HB 3651 Author: Merritt, Tommy
Last Action: Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the ineligibility of a railroad commissioner to become a candidate for another public office.
HB 3652 Author: Merritt, Tommy
Last Action: Referred to Higher Education
Caption: Relating to authorizing the issuance of revenue bonds for The University of Texas Health Science Center at Tyler.
HB 3987 Author: Merritt, Tommy
Last Action: Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to the administration of certain provisions affecting the licensing of persons to carry a concealed handgun.
HB 3988 Author: Merritt, Tommy | et. al.
Last Action: Referred to Transportation & Homeland Sec.
Caption: Relating to the issuance of disabled veteran license plates to surviving disabled spouses and of certain military license plates to the surviving spouses of military servicemembers who die while on active duty.
HB 3989 Author: Merritt, Tommy | et. al.
Last Action: Referred to Natural Resources
Caption: Relating to the waiver of state park entrance fees for certain persons.
HB 4036 Author: Merritt, Tommy | et. al.
Last Action: Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to public safety and the issuance of driver's licenses and identification cards.
HB 4037 Author: Merritt, Tommy
Last Action: Referred to Criminal Justice
Caption: Relating to the confidentiality of information related to certified handgun instructors.
HB 4038 Author: Merritt, Tommy
Last Action: Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the system for appraising property for ad valorem tax purposes.
HB 4667 Author: Merritt, Tommy
Last Action: Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the amount and use of the coastal protection fee.
HB 4668 Author: Merritt, Tommy
Last Action: Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to a fee on the importation and exportation of natural gas for coastal protection.
HCR 77 Author: Merritt, Tommy
Last Action: Signed by the Governor
Caption: In memory of Rose Shipton Pickens Kirkpatrick of Longview.
HCR 78 Author: Merritt, Tommy
Last Action: Signed by the Governor
Caption: Declaring March 2 and 3, 2009, as Kilgore Days at the State Capitol.
HCR 135 Author: Merritt, Tommy
Last Action: Signed by the Governor
Caption: Designating March 31 and April 1, 2009, as Gregg County Days at the State Capitol.
HCR 185 Author: Merritt, Tommy
Last Action: Signed by the Governor
Caption: In memory of Cory James Galloway of Tyler.
HCR 186 Author: Merritt, Tommy
Last Action: Signed by the Governor
Caption: In memory of Kyle W. Perkins of Kilgore.
HJR 104 Author: Merritt, Tommy
Last Action: Left pending in committee
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to limit increases in the appraised value of a residence homestead for ad valorem tax purposes based on the inflation rate and to limit the frequency of reappraisals of residence homesteads.
HJR 115 Author: Merritt, Tommy
Last Action: Left pending in committee
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment to provide that a railroad commissioner is ineligible to become a candidate for another public office during the term for which the railroad commissioner is elected or appointed.
HR 490 Author: Merritt, Tommy
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Congratulating Gerard and Cathy Cace on the 60th anniversary of their restaurant.
HR 721 Author: Merritt, Tommy
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Honoring Carolyn Martin on her retirement from the East Texas Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse.
HR 722 Author: Merritt, Tommy
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Honoring Edward Cash on his retirement from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.
HR 785 Author: Merritt, Tommy
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Honoring Latane Thrash Speer for being named 2008 Kilgore College Ex-Student of the Year.
HR 786 Author: Merritt, Tommy
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Congratulating Lloyd Bolding on his selection as the 2008 Citizen of the Year by the Kilgore Chamber of Commerce.
HR 860 Author: Merritt, Tommy
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Congratulating Dr. Peter Rodriguez for receiving the 2008 Distinguished Alumni Award from the Kilgore College Ex-Students Association.
HR 861 Author: Merritt, Tommy
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Honoring Merritt Johnson for being named 2008 Kilgore Ex-Teacher of the Year.
HR 862 Author: Merritt, Tommy
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Congratulating Elaine Woodmansee for receiving the 2008 Kilgore College Honored Retiree Award.
HR 863 Author: Merritt, Tommy
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: In memory of Worth McKinley Harrison of Longview.
HR 977 Author: Merritt, Tommy
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing March 26, 2009, as Women in Longview Day.
HR 1080 Author: Merritt, Tommy
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Commemorating Dalton Days and the Mowdown Showdown in Longview on April 11, 2009.
HR 1163 Author: Merritt, Tommy
Last Action: Filed
Caption: In memory of Worth McKinley Harrison of Longview.
HR 1164 Author: Merritt, Tommy
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Congratulating David Smitherman of Longview on being named a 2009 Carrier of the Year by the Texas Circulation Management Association.
HR 1696 Author: Merritt, Tommy
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Welcoming members of the Oak Forest Montessori School community in Longview to the State Capitol.
HR 2117 Author: Merritt, Tommy | et. al.
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Honoring Dorothy Khoury of Longview for her extensive volunteerism and her service to the Gregg County Republican Party.
HR 2529 Author: Merritt, Tommy
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Congratulating LaRae and O. D. Hughes of Longview on their 55th wedding anniversary.
HR 2530 Author: Merritt, Tommy
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Honoring Matthew Ashley for his service as an intern in the office of Representative Tommy Merritt.
HR 2531 Author: Merritt, Tommy
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Honoring Philip Hayes of Lindale for winning the 2008 History Whiz Kids Debate in Philadelphia.
HR 2582 Author: Merritt, Tommy
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: In memory of U.S. Marine Corps Staff Sergeant John C. Stock of Longview.
HR 2583 Author: Merritt, Tommy | et. al.
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: In memory of U.S. Army Sergeant Chadrick Omar Domino of Ennis.
HR 2834 Author: Merritt, Tommy
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Congratulating Bette and Jerrell Huffman of Longview on their 60th wedding anniversary.
HR 2835 Author: Merritt, Tommy
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Congratulating Tony and Peggy DuVall of Longview on their 50th wedding anniversary.
HR 2836 Author: Merritt, Tommy
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Congratulating Jerry and Janice Howell on their 50th wedding anniversary.
HR 2837 Author: Merritt, Tommy
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Congratulating Marion and Sidney Boyce on their 50th wedding anniversary.
HR 2838 Author: Merritt, Tommy
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Congratulating Roy and Charlene Harris on their 60th wedding anniversary.
HR 2839 Author: Merritt, Tommy
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Congratulating Mary Helen Bair on her receipt of the Longview Rotary Club 2009 Citizen of the Year award.
HR 2840 Author: Merritt, Tommy
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Honoring Mary Catherine Love for her service as an intern in the office of State Representative Tommy Merritt.
HR 2841 Author: Merritt, Tommy
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Congratulating John and Joann Harrod of Longview on their 50th wedding anniversary.
HR 2842 Author: Merritt, Tommy
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Congratulating Roger and Mary Ruth Walters on their 50th wedding anniversary.
HR 2844 Author: Merritt, Tommy
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Honoring the Northeast Texas Consortium of Colleges and Universities on its selection as the 2009 Outstanding Institution for Commitment to Excellence and Innovation in Distance Education.
HR 2845 Author: Merritt, Tommy
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Congratulating Bill and Judy Stauts of Longview on their 50th wedding anniversary.
HR 2846 Author: Merritt, Tommy
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Commemorating the 75th anniversary of Kilgore College.
HR 2847 Author: Merritt, Tommy
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Commemorating the 2009 Great Texas Balloon Race in Longview.
HR 2848 Author: Merritt, Tommy
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Congratulating Chris Sims on being named the 2009 Firefighter of the Year by the Longview Fire Department.
HR 2850 Author: Merritt, Tommy | et. al.
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Commemorating the grand opening of Classic-Tyler Mercedes Benz in Tyler on May 28, 2009.
HR 2978 Author: Merritt, Tommy
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Congratulating Adrian Parr of Spring Hill High School in Longview on qualifying for the 2009 UIL Academic State Meet in the Accounting, Number Sense, Calculator Applications, and Mathematics categories.
HR 2979 Author: Merritt, Tommy
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Congratulating Jeremy Hall of Spring Hill High School in Longview on qualifying for the 2009 UIL Academic State Meet in the Accounting category.
HR 2980 Author: Merritt, Tommy
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Congratulating Lisa Bass of Spring Hill High School in Longview on qualifying for the 2009 UIL Academic State Meet in the Number Sense category.
HR 2981 Author: Merritt, Tommy
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Congratulating Michael Bass of Spring Hill High School in Longview on qualifying for the 2009 UIL Academic State Meet in the Number Sense, Calculator Applications, and Mathematics categories.
HR 2982 Author: Merritt, Tommy
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Congratulating Jessica Sorey of Spring Hill High School in Longview on qualifying for the 2009 UIL Academic State Meet in the Accounting category.
HR 2983 Author: Merritt, Tommy
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Congratulating Tyler Nichols of Spring Hill High School in Longview on qualifying for the 2009 UIL Academic State Meet in the Mathematics category.
HR 2984 Author: Merritt, Tommy
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Congratulating Ariel Chipman of Spring Hill High School in Longview on qualifying for the 2009 UIL Academic State Meet in the Literary Criticism category.
HR 2985 Author: Merritt, Tommy
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Congratulating Caryn Esch of Spring Hill High School in Longview on qualifying for the 2009 UIL Academic State Meet in the Literary Criticism category.
HR 2986 Author: Merritt, Tommy
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Congratulating Anna Brown of Spring Hill High School in Longview on qualifying for the 2009 UIL Academic State Meet in the Calculator Applications category.
HR 3089 Author: Merritt, Tommy
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Congratulating Connie Esch of Spring Hill High School in Longview on qualifying for the 2009 UIL Academic State Meet in the Literary Criticism category.
HR 3090 Author: Merritt, Tommy
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Congratulating Michelle Thompson of Spring Hill High School in Longview on qualifying for the 2009 UIL Academic State Meet in the Accounting category.
HR 3091 Author: Merritt, Tommy
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Congratulating Jerry Anne Jurenka for being named the 2009 Woman of Achievement by the Zonta Club of Longview.
HR 3092 Author: Merritt, Tommy
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Congratulating Gary Duncan of Spring Hill High School in Longview on qualifying for the 2009 UIL Academic State Meet in the Number Sense, Calculator Applications, and Mathematics categories.
HR 3093 Author: Merritt, Tommy
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Congratulating Skye Duncan of Spring Hill High School in Longview on qualifying for the 2009 UIL Academic State Meet in the Literary Criticism category.
HR 3137 Author: Merritt, Tommy
Last Action: Filed
Caption: In memory of Walden P. "Red" Little of Tyler.
HR 3138 Author: Merritt, Tommy
Last Action: Filed
Caption: Congratulating Reed Hilary Ellis Johnson on his graduation from Westlake High School.
81st 1st Called Session
HR 50 Author: Merritt, Tommy
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Congratulating Dr. James Wilcox on being named Region 7 Superintendent of the Year.
HR 51 Author: Merritt, Tommy
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Congratulating Rogers Pope, Sr., on earning the 50-Year Banker Award from the Texas Bankers Association.
HR 52 Author: Merritt, Tommy
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: In memory of Walden P. "Red" Little of Tyler.
HR 53 Author: Merritt, Tommy
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Honoring U.S. Air Force Master Sergeant Ken Huhman of San Antonio on his receipt of two Bronze Stars with Valor.
HR 54 Author: Merritt, Tommy
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Congratulating Judy Brown on her retirement from the Texas Department of Public Safety.
HR 55 Author: Merritt, Tommy
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Congratulating Reed Hilary Ellis Johnson on his graduation from Westlake High School.
HR 84 Author: Merritt, Tommy
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Honoring Principal Jamie Holder of Lindale High School for being named Region 7 Secondary Principal of the Year by the Texas Education Agency.
HR 85 Author: Merritt, Tommy
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Congratulating Second Lieutenant David Andrew Shore on his graduation from the United States Military Academy at West Point.
HR 86 Author: Merritt, Tommy
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Honoring the City of Longview on being named the Fittest City in Texas.
80th Regular Session
HB 2469 Author: Merritt, Tommy
Last Action: Referred to Judiciary
Caption: Relating to the compensation paid to a statutory county court judge in Gregg County.
HB 2949 Author: Merritt, Tommy
Last Action: Effective on 9/1/07
Caption: Relating to certain fees in the administration of the teen court program in the Texas-Louisiana border region.
HB 3818 Author: Merritt, Tommy
Last Action: Refer to s/c on Emrg Tech & Econ Dev by Pres
Caption: Relating to the creation and operation of the Texas-Louisiana border region economic development steering committee.
HB 3819 Author: Merritt, Tommy | et. al.
Last Action: Comm. report sent to Local & Consent Calendar
Caption: Relating to the creation, administration, powers, duties, operations, and financing of a border region high-speed rail authority for the Texas-Louisiana and the Texas-Mexico border regions; granting the power to issue bonds; imposing a tax.
HB 3983 Author: Merritt, Tommy | et. al.
Last Action: Referred to Corrections
Caption: Relating to the powers, duties, and composition of the governing board of the Texas Youth Commission.
HB 4125 Author: Merritt, Tommy
Last Action: Reported favorably w/o amendment(s)
Caption: Relating to the compensation paid to a statutory county court judge in Gregg County.
HCR 4 Author: Merritt, Tommy
Last Action: Signed by the Governor
Caption: In memory of David Lee Crowson of Longview.
HCR 128 Author: Merritt, Tommy
Last Action: Signed by the Governor
Caption: Recognizing February 27, 2007, as Kilgore Day at the State Capitol.
HCR 145 Author: Merritt, Tommy | et. al.
Last Action: Signed by the Governor
Caption: Celebrating the 60th anniversary of LeTourneau University.
HCR 146 Author: Merritt, Tommy | et. al.
Last Action: Signed by the Governor
Caption: Honoring Dr. Alvin O. Austin on his retirement as president of LeTourneau University.
HCR 165 Author: Merritt, Tommy
Last Action: Signed by the Governor
Caption: Recognizing March 27 and 28, 2007, as Longview/Gregg County Days at the State Capitol.
HCR 188 Author: Merritt, Tommy
Last Action: Signed by the Governor
Caption: Honoring the 60th anniversary of Skeeter Products of Kilgore.
HCR 226 Author: Merritt, Tommy | et. al.
Last Action: Signed by the Governor
Caption: In memory of Constable Dale David Geddie of Winona.
HR 31 Author: Merritt, Tommy
Last Action: Filed
Caption: Providing for the election of the speaker.
HR 276 Author: Merritt, Tommy
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Honoring the members of the 2006-2007 Leadership Tomorrow class.
HR 728 Author: Merritt, Tommy
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing March 29, 2007, as Women in Longview Day.
HR 746 Author: Merritt, Tommy
Last Action: Referred to Corrections
Caption: Requesting that the Legislative Audit Committee reexamine specified conduct and resubmit the single recommendation that the governor appoint a conservator for the Texas Youth Commission.
HR 801 Author: Merritt, Tommy
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Honoring Ed and Doris Baird of Longview on their 50th wedding anniversary.
HR 802 Author: Merritt, Tommy
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Congratulating Wade and Nelda Kerr of Longview on their 50th wedding anniversary.
HR 803 Author: Merritt, Tommy
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Honoring the 50th wedding anniversary of Morris and Lois Belote of Longview.
HR 804 Author: Merritt, Tommy
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Congratulating Oliver and Roselyn Lindsey of Gilmer on their 65th wedding anniversary.
HR 805 Author: Merritt, Tommy
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Congratulating Joe and Shirley Bienvenu of Longview on their 50th wedding anniversary.
HR 806 Author: Merritt, Tommy
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Congratulating Bonner and Joyce Collier of Longview on their 50th wedding anniversary.
HR 807 Author: Merritt, Tommy
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Congratulating Charlie and Peggy Myers of Longview on their 60th wedding anniversary.
HR 975 Author: Merritt, Tommy
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Honoring Longview native Sunny Sweeney on the release of her debut album, Heartbreaker's Hall of Fame.
HR 1360 Author: Merritt, Tommy
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Commemorating the visit of Erik, Sunny, Samantha, and Nicholas Hahn to the Lone Star State.
HR 1872 Author: Merritt, Tommy
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Welcoming the visiting group from The Crisman School in Longview to the State Capitol.
HR 1915 Author: Merritt, Tommy
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Congratulating Bill Parrott on being named Citizen of the Year by the Lindale Chamber of Commerce.
HR 2038 Author: Merritt, Tommy
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: In memory of Alexander Erikson Fleming of Whitehouse.
HR 2175 Author: Merritt, Tommy
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Congratulating Mariya V. Pozharova on her graduation from The University of Texas at Austin.
HR 2484 Author: Merritt, Tommy
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Congratulating Lindale native Miranda Lambert for winning the New Female Vocalist honor at the Academy of Country Music Awards.
HR 2486 Author: Merritt, Tommy
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Commemorating the 25th anniversary of the establishment of St. Mary's Catholic Church in Longview.
HR 2681 Author: Merritt, Tommy
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Commemorating the 25th anniversary of the establishment of St. Mary's Catholic Church in Longview.
HR 2936 Author: Merritt, Tommy | et. al.
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Providing for the abolition of speaker pledge cards and for the election of the speaker.
79th Regular Session
HB 1109 Author: Merritt, Tommy | et. al.
Last Action: Referred to Ways & Means
Caption: Relating to the creation, administration, powers, duties, operations, and financing of a border region high-speed rail authority for the Texas-Louisiana and the Texas-Mexico border regions; granting the power to issue bonds; imposing a tax; granting the power of eminent domain.
HB 1512 Author: Merritt, Tommy
Last Action: Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to a requirement that the Bureau of Economic Geology of The University of Texas at Austin conduct a study of the East Texas Oil Field.
HB 1954 Author: Merritt, Tommy
Last Action: Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
Caption: Relating to the financial consequences to a county of the appointment of counsel in certain cases.
HB 2111 Author: Merritt, Tommy
Last Action: Comm. report sent to Local & Consent Calendar
Caption: Relating to certain fees in the administration of the teen court program.
HB 2112 Author: Merritt, Tommy
Last Action: Referred to Judiciary
Caption: Relating to the appointment of a clerk of the municipal court of record in the City of Longview.
HB 2113 Author: Merritt, Tommy
Last Action: Withdrawn from schedule
Caption: Relating to the repeal of the state inheritance tax.
HB 2114 Author: Merritt, Tommy
Last Action: Comm. report sent to Local & Consent Calendar
Caption: Relating to the creation, administration, powers, duties, operations, and financing of a border region high-speed rail authority for the Texas-Louisiana and the Texas-Mexico border regions; granting the power to issue bonds; imposing a tax; granting the power of eminent domain.
HB 3219 Author: Merritt, Tommy
Last Action: Referred to Energy Resources
Caption: Relating to a requirement that the Bureau of Economic Geology of The University of Texas at Austin conduct a study of the East Texas Oil Field, a natural resource of the Texas-Louisiana border region.
HCR 8 Author: Merritt, Tommy | et. al.
Last Action: Signed by the Governor
Caption: Designating April 29, 2005, as Dale Earnhardt Day in Texas and paying special tribute to his life.
HCR 16 Author: Merritt, Tommy | et. al.
Last Action: Filed
Caption: Directing the legislative staff responsible for maintaining the Internet website for the Texas Legislature to provide improved public access to information on votes taken on legislation.
HCR 22 Author: Merritt, Tommy | et. al.
Last Action: Received from the House
Caption: Directing the legislative staff responsible for maintaining the Internet website for the Texas Legislature to provide improved public access to information on votes taken on legislation.
HCR 57 Author: Merritt, Tommy | et. al.
Last Action: Signed by the Governor
Caption: Recognizing the Honorable Alphonso Jackson, Secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, for his invaluable contributions to the people of this state and nation.
HCR 75 Author: Merritt, Tommy
Last Action: Signed by the Governor
Caption: Congratulating the Kilgore High School football team on winning the 2004 UIL Class 4A Division II State Football Championship.
HCR 114 Author: Merritt, Tommy
Last Action: Signed by the Governor
Caption: Commemorating the dedication of the Camp Fannin Association WWII Memorial on the campus of The University of Texas Health Science Center at Tyler.
HCR 221 Author: Merritt, Tommy
Last Action: Received from the House
Caption: Congratulating Jacksonville native and Longview resident Neal McCoy on winning the 2005 Humanitarian Award at the 40th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards and designating October 1, 2005, as Neal McCoy Day in Texas.
HJR 99 Author: Merritt, Tommy
Last Action: Left pending in committee
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment to prohibit an inheritance tax unless approved by a majority of registered voters in a statewide referendum.
HR 558 Author: Merritt, Tommy
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing March 1, 2005, as Kilgore Day at the State Capitol.
HR 796 Author: Merritt, Tommy
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing March 17, 2005, as Women in Longview Day.
HR 1117 Author: Merritt, Tommy
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: In memory of Judge Marcus Fay Vascocu of Longview.
HR 1118 Author: Merritt, Tommy | et. al.
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: In memory of Odis Ray Hill of Longview.
HR 1751 Author: Merritt, Tommy
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Honoring the 2005 Kilgore Rotary Club Scholar Athletes for their academic and athletic accomplishments.
HR 1752 Author: Merritt, Tommy
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Honoring Casey Zager of Longview for his participation in the international exchange program Beyond Borders.
HR 1753 Author: Merritt, Tommy
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Honoring Travis Martin on being named the Lion of the Year by the Kilgore Lions Club.
HR 1754 Author: Merritt, Tommy
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Honoring O. Rufus Lovett of Kilgore College on being named a Piper Professor by the Minnie Stevens Piper Foundation of San Antonio.
HR 1755 Author: Merritt, Tommy
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Honoring Roy and Louise Hollingsworth of Longview on the occasion of their 60th wedding anniversary.
HR 1756 Author: Merritt, Tommy
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Honoring the city of Lindale on the occasion of its centennial celebration.
HR 1757 Author: Merritt, Tommy
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Honoring Shannon Marie Mitchell of Longview for her receipt of the Rase Brothers Award from The University of Texas Department of Chemical Engineering.
HR 1758 Author: Merritt, Tommy
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Honoring David and Caranelle Bodenheimer of Gladewater on their 50th anniversary.
HR 1822 Author: Merritt, Tommy | et. al.
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Honoring Lieutenant General Wayne D. Marty on the occasion of his retirement as Texas adjutant general.
HR 2062 Author: Merritt, Tommy
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Honoring the staff of the Panther's Paw at Spring Hill High School for the school's award-winning newspaper.
HR 2063 Author: Merritt, Tommy
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Congratulating the staff of the award-winning 2004 Spring Hill High School Panther yearbook.
HR 2064 Author: Merritt, Tommy
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Honoring Deborah Bell of Gilmer for being named a Remarkable Woman by Johnson & Johnson.
HR 2065 Author: Merritt, Tommy
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Honoring the Kilgore High School varsity band on earning first-division ratings in the Region IV UIL Concert and Sightreading competitions.
HR 2111 Author: Merritt, Tommy
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: In memory of John Wayne Gregory of Baytown.
HR 2185 Author: Merritt, Tommy
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Congratulating the Lindale High School academic team on its success at the 2005 UIL state academic meet.
HR 2313 Author: Merritt, Tommy
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Honoring Joe L. White for his involvement with the East Texas Oil Museum.
79th 1st Called Session
HCR 1 Author: Merritt, Tommy | et. al.
Last Action: Signed by the Governor
Caption: Congratulating The University of Texas Longhorns baseball team on winning the 2005 NCAA College World Series Championship.
HCR 12 Author: Merritt, Tommy | et. al.
Last Action: Signed by the Governor
Caption: Congratulating Neal McCoy for being named the 2005 Humanitarian of the Year by the Academy of Country Music and designating October 1, 2005, as Neal McCoy Day in Texas.
HR 284 Author: Merritt, Tommy
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing Lieutenant General Bruce Carlson as the honorary balloonmeister of the 2005 Great Texas Balloon Race.
HR 285 Author: Merritt, Tommy
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Honoring Betty and Oliver "Mack" McClain of Longview on their 50th wedding anniversary.
HR 286 Author: Merritt, Tommy
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Honoring Odus and Lena Mae Sitton of Lindale on their 65th wedding anniversary.
HR 287 Author: Merritt, Tommy
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Honoring Virgil and Dell Newsom of White Oak on their 50th wedding anniversary.
HR 288 Author: Merritt, Tommy
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Congratulating Bill and Annette Story of Lindale on their 50th wedding anniversary.
HR 289 Author: Merritt, Tommy
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Congratulating Don and Mildred Nesbett of Longview on their 50th wedding anniversary.
HR 364 Author: Merritt, Tommy
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Congratulating Bob and Jeanine Coleman of Longview on their 50th wedding anniversary.
HR 365 Author: Merritt, Tommy
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Honoring Joe and Juanita Gibson of Longview on their 60th wedding anniversary.
HR 366 Author: Merritt, Tommy
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Honoring Bill and Nell Collins of Longview on their 50th wedding anniversary.
HR 367 Author: Merritt, Tommy
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Honoring Charles and Helen McBride of Longview on the occasion of their 55th wedding anniversary.
HR 371 Author: Merritt, Tommy
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Honoring Molly and Billy Joe Bales of White Oak on the occasion of their 50th wedding anniversary.
HR 374 Author: Merritt, Tommy
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Congratulating the Honorable Bill Ratliff on his receipt of the 2005 John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Award.
79th 2nd Called Session
HB 53 Author: Merritt, Tommy | et. al.
Last Action: Referred to Public Education Reform, Select
Caption: Relating to property tax relief, health insurance for public school teachers, and public school textbooks.
HCR 18 Author: Merritt, Tommy
Last Action: Signed by the Governor
Caption: Commemorating the 70th anniversary of Tyler State Park.
HJR 24 Author: Merritt, Tommy | et. al.
Last Action: Referred to Property Tax Relief, Select
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment increasing the amount of the school district residence homestead property tax exemption to $22,500 and providing for a corresponding reduction of the limitation on school taxes on residence homesteads of elderly and disabled persons.
HR 170 Author: Merritt, Tommy
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: In memory of U.S. Air Force Major Arthur Dale Baker of San Antonio.
HR 171 Author: Merritt, Tommy
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Honoring the Spring Hill 11-12 All-Star team for reaching the 2005 Dixie Youth Majors World Series.
HR 215 Author: Merritt, Tommy
Last Action: Filed
Caption: Congratulating the White Oak 17-18 All-Stars for reaching the state championship game.
HR 216 Author: Merritt, Tommy
Last Action: Filed
Caption: Congratulating the Spring Hill 13-14 All-Stars for winning the 2005 Texas Dixie Boys Championship.
HR 239 Author: Merritt, Tommy
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Commemorating the 65th anniversary of Horaney's Feed Store in Longview.
HR 250 Author: Merritt, Tommy
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Honoring Mike Crossland of Longview on his upcoming retirement as superintendent of Spring Hill ISD.
HR 251 Author: Merritt, Tommy
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Congratulating the White Oak 17-18 All-Stars on their outstanding athletic accomplishments.
HR 252 Author: Merritt, Tommy
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Congratulating the Spring Hill 13-14 All-Stars on winning the 2005 Texas Dixie Boys Championship.
79th 3rd Called Session
HCR 53 Author: Merritt, Tommy
Last Action: Signed by the Governor
Caption: Congratulating the students of Lindale High School for winning their third consecutive UIL State 3A Academic and Speech Championships.
HR 57 Author: Merritt, Tommy | et. al.
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Commemorating the 75th anniversary of the incorporation of Gladewater.
HR 751 Author: Merritt, Tommy
Last Action: Filed
Caption: Expressing support for President George W. Bush's comprehensive immigration reform plan.
HR 753 Author: Merritt, Tommy
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Honoring native Texan Matthew McConaughey on being named People magazine's 2005 Sexiest Man Alive.
78th Regular Session
HB 183 Author: Merritt, Tommy
Last Action: Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to a requirement that the Bureau of Economic Geology of The University of Texas at Austin conduct a study of the East Texas Oil Field.
HB 184 Author: Merritt, Tommy | et. al.
Last Action: Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the application of the sales tax to United States and Texas flags.
HB 185 Author: Merritt, Tommy
Last Action: Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to creating September 11th Remembrance Day.
HB 313 Author: Merritt, Tommy
Last Action: Referred to Ways & Means
Caption: Relating to the repeal of the state inheritance tax.
HB 395 Author: Merritt, Tommy
Last Action: Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the rendition of property for ad valorem tax purposes and to the imposition of a penalty for failure to render property.
HB 1562 Author: Merritt, Tommy
Last Action: Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to applications for public information that are frivolous or filed for the purpose of harassment.
HB 1729 Author: Merritt, Tommy
Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the municipal court of record for the City of Longview.
HB 1785 Author: Merritt, Tommy | et. al.
Last Action: Referred to Higher Education
Caption: Relating to the establishment of a geriatric education and care research center for the Texas-Louisiana border region.
HB 2104 Author: Merritt, Tommy
Last Action: Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the date coverage begins under the health benefit plans provided by the Texas Employees Group Benefits Act.
HB 3169 Author: Merritt, Tommy
Last Action: Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the sale of certain land dedicated to the permanent school fund.
HB 3381 Author: Merritt, Tommy | et. al.
Last Action: Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to the creation, administration, powers, duties, operations, and financing of a border region high-speed rail authority for the Texas-Louisiana and the Texas-Mexico border regions; granting the power to issue bonds; imposing a tax; granting the power of eminent domain.
HB 3382 Author: Merritt, Tommy
Last Action: Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to public school finance.
HCR 77 Author: Merritt, Tommy
Last Action: Signed by the Governor
Caption: Honoring the Longview Partnership's Leadership Tomorrow program.
HCR 222 Author: Merritt, Tommy
Last Action: Signed by the Governor
Caption: Designating April 29, 2003, as Dale Earnhardt Day in Texas.
HCR 279 Author: Merritt, Tommy | et. al.
Last Action: Received from the House
Caption: Commending the countless contributions of the Honorable Ralph M. Hall, U.S. congressman and former state senator, and extending to him best wishes for continued success.
HJR 8 Author: Merritt, Tommy
Last Action: Left pending in committee
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment relating to establishing the Texas Great Teachers & Facilities Fund as a sequestered fund, funded by dedicated sales tax revenue, and providing for mandatory ad valorem property tax relief.
HJR 47 Author: Merritt, Tommy
Last Action: Failed to receive affirmative vote in comm.
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment to prohibit an inheritance tax unless approved by a majority of registered voters in a statewide referendum.
HJR 94 Author: Merritt, Tommy
Last Action: Left pending in committee
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment to permit the legislature to require the sale of certain land dedicated to the permanent school fund in exchange for a specified sum.
HR 112 Author: Merritt, Tommy
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing the Sabine Valley Center for its service to the people of East Texas.
HR 309 Author: Merritt, Tommy | et. al.
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing February 25, 2003, as Kilgore Day at the State Capitol.
HR 310 Author: Merritt, Tommy
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Honoring the Kilgore Rangerettes for their service as goodwill ambassadors for Kilgore College and the State of Texas.
HR 440 Author: Merritt, Tommy
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Honoring students from Lindale High School for qualifying for the 2002-2003 University Interscholastic League Cross-Examination Meet at The University of Texas at Austin.
HR 521 Author: Merritt, Tommy
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing March 25, 2003, as Longview Day at the State Capitol.
HR 522 Author: Merritt, Tommy
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Honoring Joe and Norma Stripling of Lindale on their 50th wedding anniversary.
HR 569 Author: Merritt, Tommy
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Commending John Lee Hancock, director of the epic motion picture Alamo.
HR 660 Author: Merritt, Tommy
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Honoring Pat George Mitchell for her dedication to the Longview Ballet Theatre.
HR 692 Author: Merritt, Tommy | et. al.
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Congratulating the members of the University of Texas women's basketball team on advancing to the NCAA 2003 Final Four and extending to them sincere best wishes for continued success in their quest for the national championship.
HR 751 Author: Merritt, Tommy
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Honoring Mary Ann Pierce of Gladewater on her 100th birthday.
HR 752 Author: Merritt, Tommy
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Honoring Jack and Betty Gilbert of Lindale on their 50th wedding anniversary.
HR 753 Author: Merritt, Tommy
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Congratulating James and Ellen Schoggins of Tyler on their 50th wedding anniversary.
HR 754 Author: Merritt, Tommy
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Honoring Clifton L. and Agnes Hudspeth of Tyler on their 50th wedding anniversary.
HR 758 Author: Merritt, Tommy
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Honoring Raymond and Beatrice Ivy of New Chapel Hill on their 65th anniversary.
HR 779 Author: Merritt, Tommy
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: In memory of Lois Mason of Kilgore.
HR 887 Author: Merritt, Tommy
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Honoring Nancy Grisham on being named the 2003 First Lady of Kilgore.
HR 993 Author: Merritt, Tommy
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Welcoming the fifth grade class from Longview's Trinity School of Texas to the State Capitol on May 7, 2003.
HR 1108 Author: Merritt, Tommy
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Congratulating John Becker on being named the 2003 Lindale Citizen of the Year.
HR 1109 Author: Merritt, Tommy
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Honoring Jared Hargrave of Kilgore on his selection as boys soccer player of the year by the Kilgore News Herald.
HR 1110 Author: Merritt, Tommy
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Congratulating Braeden Hunter Simmons of Kilgore on being named 2003 Mr. Toddler Texas Cover Boy.
HR 1173 Author: Merritt, Tommy
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Honoring the Pine Tree High School UIL academic team for its performance at the state championship.
HR 1585 Author: Merritt, Tommy
Last Action: Referred to Rules & Resolutions
Caption: Honoring Congressman Ralph M. Hall.
HR 1592 Author: Merritt, Tommy
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Congratulating Miranda Lambert of Lindale for placing third in the Nashville Star television competition.
HR 1703 Author: Merritt, Tommy
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Honoring Sergeant John Mathis, Officer James Mathis, and Reserve Deputy Jennifer Mathis of Gregg County for their contributions to their community.
HR 1764 Author: Merritt, Tommy | et. al.
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Honoring the Texas Forest Service for its efforts in the recovery of the space shuttle Columbia.
HR 1866 Author: Merritt, Tommy
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Honoring Janice Caldwell of Lindale for receiving the Outstanding Speech/Theatre/Debate Educator Award.
HR 1867 Author: Merritt, Tommy
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Honoring Charissa Romero on her graduation from Longview High School with perfect attendance.
HR 1989 Author: Merritt, Tommy
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Congratulating Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Geese on their 60th wedding anniversary.
HR 1990 Author: Merritt, Tommy
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Honoring Wayne and Nell Easley of Kilgore on their 50th wedding anniversary.
78th 1st Called Session
HB 101 Author: Merritt, Tommy
Last Action: Referred to Border and International Affairs
Caption: Relating to the creation, administration, powers, duties, operations, and financing of a border region high-speed rail authority for the Texas-Louisiana and the Texas-Mexico border regions; granting the power to issue bonds; imposing a tax; granting the power of eminent domain.
HB 102 Author: Merritt, Tommy
Last Action: Referred to Energy Resources
Caption: Relating to a requirement that the Bureau of Economic Geology of The University of Texas at Austin conduct a study of the East Texas Oil Field.
HR 49 Author: Merritt, Tommy
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Honoring Jack Elder, Sr., and Winter Elder of Kilgore on their 70th wedding anniversary.
78th 2nd Called Session
HB 30 Author: Merritt, Tommy | et. al.
Last Action: Referred to Redistricting
Caption: Relating to the composition of the districts for the election of members of the United States House of Representatives from the State of Texas.
HB 51 Author: Merritt, Tommy
Last Action: Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to the creation, administration, powers, duties, operations, and financing of a border region high-speed rail authority for the Texas-Louisiana and the Texas-Mexico border regions; granting the power to issue bonds; imposing a tax; granting the power of eminent domain.
78th 3rd Called Session
HCR 16 Author: Merritt, Tommy | et. al.
Last Action: Signed by the Governor
Caption: Honoring General (Ret.) Tommy Ray Franks for his military achievements.
HCR 31 Author: Merritt, Tommy
Last Action: Received from the House
Caption: Recognizing Neal McCoy of Longview.
HR 220 Author: Merritt, Tommy
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: In memory of Deb Mohon of Gladewater.
HR 221 Author: Merritt, Tommy
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Honoring Anne and Reggie Gilbert of Longview on their 50th wedding anniversary.
HR 222 Author: Merritt, Tommy
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Honoring Austin and Rosa Lee Woods of Longview on their 60th wedding anniversary.
HR 223 Author: Merritt, Tommy
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Honoring John and Gladys Lindsey of Longview on their 50th wedding anniversary.
HR 224 Author: Merritt, Tommy
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Honoring Drs. Elton and Lorene Archer of Longview on their 60th wedding anniversary.
HR 225 Author: Merritt, Tommy
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Congratulating Alan Amos of Longview on being named Gregg County Ducks Unlimited Man-of-the-Year.
HR 257 Author: Merritt, Tommy
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Honoring the 1966 Kilgore College Rangers football team on its induction into the Kilgore College Hall of Fame.
HR 306 Author: Merritt, Tommy
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing Jim Miller as Kilgore College's Ex-Teacher of the Year.
HR 307 Author: Merritt, Tommy
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing C. G. Mata as Kilgore College's 2003 Ex-Student of the Year.
HR 308 Author: Merritt, Tommy
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Honoring Hudson PEP Elementary School in Longview on being named a 2003 No Child Left Behind--Blue Ribbon School.
78th 4th Called Session
HCR 25 Author: Merritt, Tommy
Last Action: Received from the House
Caption: Congratulating the Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth on its selection to host two NASCAR Nextel Cup races, beginning in the 2005 season.
HR 179 Author: Merritt, Tommy
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Congratulating Charles "Buzz" and Marcella Comfort of Longview on the occasion of their 50th wedding anniversary.
HR 180 Author: Merritt, Tommy
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Honoring Kenneth and Bobbie Jean Keasler on their 60th wedding anniversary.
HR 200 Author: Merritt, Tommy
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Honoring Bob and Colleen Werner of Longview on their 60th wedding anniversary.
HR 201 Author: Merritt, Tommy
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Congratulating Viola and Jody Allen of Longview on the occasion of their 50th wedding anniversary.
HR 253 Author: Merritt, Tommy
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: In memory of U.S. Army Private First Class Stephen Eugene Wyatt of Kilgore.
77th Regular Session
HB 2436 Author: Merritt, Tommy
Last Action: Vetoed by the Governor
Caption: Relating to a requirement that the Bureau of Economic Geology of The University of Texas at Austin conduct a study of the East Texas Oil Field.
HB 2438 Author: Merritt, Tommy
Last Action: Referred to Energy Resources
Caption: Relating to transferring administrative hearings performed by the Railroad Commission of Texas to the State Office of Administrative Hearings.
HB 3425 Author: Merritt, Tommy
Last Action: Referred to Ways & Means
Caption: Relating to an exemption from ad valorem taxation of a portion of the appraised value of the residence homesteads of certain active and retired school employees.
HB 3426 Author: Merritt, Tommy
Last Action: Referred to Energy Resources
Caption: Relating to the transfer of responsibility for responding to and cleaning up certain oil discharges in coastal areas to the Railroad Commission of Texas.
HB 3427 Author: Merritt, Tommy
Last Action: Referred to Energy Resources
Caption: Relating to the composition of the oil-field cleanup fund, the amounts of certain fees deposited to the credit of the fund, and the use of money in the fund.
HB 3428 Author: Merritt, Tommy
Last Action: No action taken in committee
Caption: Relating to Texas military awards.
HB 3429 Author: Merritt, Tommy
Last Action: Referred to Energy Resources
Caption: Relating to a transfer of the Railroad Commission of Texas' powers and duties regarding regulation of gas utilities to the Public Utility Commission of Texas.
HB 3430 Author: Merritt, Tommy
Last Action: Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to solicitation for a charitable organization of or benefiting state employees; providing a civil penalty.
HB 3431 Author: Merritt, Tommy
Last Action: Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to a prohibition on the operation of a waterborne craft fueled by gasoline containing methyl tertiary butyl ether on any surface water body.
HB 3432 Author: Merritt, Tommy
Last Action: Referred to Higher Education
Caption: Relating to the establishment of a program for the training of oil and gas extraction workers at Texas A&M International University.
HB 3433 Author: Merritt, Tommy
Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the designation of a portion of United States Highway 259 Relief Route as the Charles K. Devall Memorial Highway.
HB 3434 Author: Merritt, Tommy
Last Action: Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to member contributions to the Judicial Retirement System of Texas Plan One.
HB 3435 Author: Merritt, Tommy
Last Action: No action taken in committee
Caption: Relating to mandatory extended area service in certain exchanges.
HB 3645 Author: Merritt, Tommy
Last Action: Referred to Judicial Affairs
Caption: Relating to the jurisdiction of and composition of juries in the County Court at Law of Gregg County.
HB 3649 Author: Merritt, Tommy
Last Action: Effective on . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Caption: Relating to the jurisdiction of and composition of juries in the County Court at Law of Gregg County.
HB 3695 Author: Merritt, Tommy
Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the creation of an additional county court at law in Gregg County.
HB 3697 Author: Merritt, Tommy
Last Action: Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to the municipal court of record for the City of Longview.
HCR 179 Author: Merritt, Tommy
Last Action: Signed by the Governor
Caption: In memory of auto racing legend Dale Earnhardt, Sr., of Kannapolis, North Carolina.
HCR 229 Author: Merritt, Tommy
Last Action: Signed by the Governor
Caption: Declaring March 27, 2001, as Kilgore Day at the State Capitol.
HJR 104 Author: Merritt, Tommy
Last Action: Referred to Ways & Means
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment to authorize an exemption from ad valorem taxation of a portion of the market value of the residence homesteads of certain active and retired school employees.
HR 584 Author: Merritt, Tommy
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Congratulating the Honorable Paul Hilbert on the occasion of his 52nd birthday.
HR 627 Author: Merritt, Tommy
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Congratulating Bobby Labonte on his outstanding achievements in NASCAR competition.
HR 870 Author: Merritt, Tommy
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Congratulating the Spring Hill High School Leaders' Core.
HR 968 Author: Merritt, Tommy | et. al.
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Welcoming the Texas Federation of Republican Women to the State Capitol and commending its membership.
HR 1091 Author: Merritt, Tommy
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Honoring Guy Harrison on his election as the 2001-2002 president-elect of the State Bar of Texas.
HR 1165 Author: Merritt, Tommy
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Honoring Evelyn Blalock and Roy Pace for teaching students about the SNAG Golf program.
HR 1166 Author: Merritt, Tommy
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Honoring Kayla Bowden and Lucy Flores on winning the state UIL Class 3A girls doubles tennis championship.
HR 1231 Author: Merritt, Tommy
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Honoring Howard Rosser of Longview.
HR 1291 Author: Merritt, Tommy
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: In memory of Johnny S. Cace of Longview.
HR 1292 Author: Merritt, Tommy
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Congratulating Kristy Kerr of Kilgore on her receipt of an Area Go Texan scholarship.
HR 1293 Author: Merritt, Tommy
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Honoring Pine Tree High School senior Cristi Saunders for signing a college letter-of-intent to play soccer at Ouachita Baptist University.
HR 1294 Author: Merritt, Tommy
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Honoring the 2001 senior class of White Oak High School for their achievements.
HR 1295 Author: Merritt, Tommy
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Honoring Johnny Cace's Seafood & Steak House in Longview.
HR 1296 Author: Merritt, Tommy
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Honoring the 1999 Longview High School academic team students on the formal publication of their research by NASA.
HR 1404 Author: Merritt, Tommy
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Honoring the 64th Gladewater Round-Up Rodeo.
76th Regular Session
HB 1070 Author: Merritt, Tommy | et. al.
Last Action: Effective on 9/1/99
Caption: Relating to parking privileges of a disabled veteran.
HB 1310 Author: Merritt, Tommy | et. al.
Last Action: Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to an exemption from the severance tax for oil produced from low-producing wells.
HB 1429 Author: Merritt, Tommy | et. al.
Last Action: Referred to Transportation
Caption: Relating to a physician's statement required to obtain disabled parking privileges.
HB 2026 Author: Merritt, Tommy
Last Action: Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
Caption: Relating to allowing certain local law enforcement officers to declare a premises a public nuisance.
HB 2027 Author: Merritt, Tommy
Last Action: Referred to Business & Industry
Caption: Relating to the duty of a person placed on community supervision for certain offenses to make disclosure to the landlord of the property where the person resides; providing a penalty.
HB 2028 Author: Merritt, Tommy
Last Action: Referred to Ways & Means
Caption: Relating to the administration of appraisal districts and the appraisal of property for ad valorem tax purposes.
HB 3103 Author: Merritt, Tommy
Last Action: Referred to Ways & Means
Caption: Relating to the imposition of penalties for the failure to render property for ad valorem taxation.
HB 3104 Author: Merritt, Tommy
Last Action: Postponed
Caption: Relating to the ineligibility of a railroad commissioner to become a candidate for another public office.
HB 3311 Author: Merritt, Tommy
Last Action: Referred to State Recreational Resources
Caption: Relating to allowing crossbows to be used for hunting during archery season.
HB 3312 Author: Merritt, Tommy
Last Action: Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the transfer of responsibility for responding to and cleaning up certain oil discharges in coastal areas to the Railroad Commission of Texas.
HB 3412 Author: Merritt, Tommy
Last Action: Committee report printed and distributed
Caption: Relating to the jurisdiction of the County Court at Law of Gregg County.
HB 3718 Author: Merritt, Tommy
Last Action: Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to creating a code of conduct for companies providing retail electric, gas, and other end-use fuels; providing enforcement and administrative penalties.
HB 3719 Author: Merritt, Tommy
Last Action: Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to collection of fees on the delivery of certain petroleum productions, the allocation of fees on the delivery of certain petroleum products to the oil-field cleanup fund, the reduction of certain fees by the Railroad Commission of Texas, the use of money in the oil-field cleanup fund to implement the provisions of Chapter 40 of the Natural Resources Code that relate to activities under the jurisdiction of the Railroad Commission of Texas, and the repeal of the expiration of certain fees imposed by the Railroad Commission of Texas.
HCR 163 Author: Merritt, Tommy
Last Action: Referred to Rules & Resolutions
Caption: Recognizing the 60th anniversary of the Kilgore College Rangerettes.
HCR 171 Author: Merritt, Tommy
Last Action: Referred to Rules & Resolutions
Caption: Recognizing April 13, 1999, as Kilgore Day at the State Capitol.
HCR 207 Author: Merritt, Tommy
Last Action: Signed by the Governor
Caption: Recognizing the 60th anniversary of the Kilgore College Rangerettes.
HCR 230 Author: Merritt, Tommy
Last Action: Signed by the Governor
Caption: Recognizing April 13, 1999, as Kilgore Day at the State Capitol.
HJR 5 Author: Merritt, Tommy
Last Action: Referred to Ways & Means
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment to limit increases in the appraised value of real property for ad valorem tax purposes.
HJR 85 Author: Merritt, Tommy
Last Action: Postponed
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment to provide that a railroad commissioner is ineligible to become a candidate for another public office during the term for which the railroad commissioner is elected or appointed.
HR 337 Author: Merritt, Tommy | et. al.
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing March 3, 1999, as Texas Voluntary Protection Program Participants' Association Day.
HR 341 Author: Merritt, Tommy
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Honoring Bob Griffin and the Voluntary Protection Program.
HR 396 Author: Merritt, Tommy
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Congratulating Christopher Anderson on being awarded the Barbara Jordan Medallion.
HR 397 Author: Merritt, Tommy
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Honoring Cody Terry for being named the male state winner in the 1998 Wendy's High School Heisman Program.
HR 404 Author: Merritt, Tommy
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Honoring Sharonica Powell, the 1998 Reading Is Fundamental National Poster Contest Winner.
HR 511 Author: Merritt, Tommy | et. al.
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Honoring Turn Around Texas drugfighters.
HR 626 Author: Merritt, Tommy
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Commending the members of the Future Problem Solving team of Sabine High School for their work on "Project Magoo," a young Texans' Bill of Rights.
HR 931 Author: Merritt, Tommy
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing Bonnie Claire Jacobson for her equestrian accomplishments.
HR 1223 Author: Merritt, Tommy
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Honoring Coach Lin Laursen of Central Arizona College.
HR 1224 Author: Merritt, Tommy
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Commemorating the Great Texas Balloon Race Event in Longview on July 16-18, 1999.
HR 1225 Author: Merritt, Tommy
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Commending Mel and Norma Gabler for their devoted service to public education in Texas.
HR 1234 Author: Merritt, Tommy
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Honoring the 1999 officers of the Colonial Dames.
75th Regular Session
HB 793 Author: Merritt, Tommy | et. al.
Last Action: Effective on 9/1/97
Caption: Relating to notice that entry on property is forbidden for the purpose of prosecuting the offense of trespass.
HB 1054 Author: Merritt, Tommy
Last Action: Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the punishment for the offense of theft of trees or timber in the form of logs or pulpwood.
HB 1270 Author: Merritt, Tommy
Last Action: Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
Caption: Relating to allowing certain local law enforcement officers to declare a premises a public nuisance.
HB 1271 Author: Merritt, Tommy
Last Action: Referred to County Affairs
Caption: Relating to junked vehicles and the civil and criminal consequences of maintaining a public nuisance that consists of a junked vehicle.
HB 1272 Author: Merritt, Tommy
Last Action: Posting rule suspended
Caption: Relating to termination of a lease if a tenant or occupant is convicted of or placed on community supervision for a drug offense.
HB 1273 Author: Merritt, Tommy
Last Action: Posting rule suspended
Caption: Relating to the duty of a person placed on community supervision for certain offenses to make disclosure to the landlord of the property where the person resides; providing a penalty.
HB 1523 Author: Merritt, Tommy
Last Action: Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to the fee for a fishing license for individuals with certain mental impairments.
HB 1999 Author: Merritt, Tommy
Last Action: Effective on 9/1/97
Caption: Relating to the disposition by the Railroad Commission of Texas of well-site equipment from a wellbore transferred to the Texas Experimental Research and Recovery Activity.
HB 2035 Author: Merritt, Tommy | et. al.
Last Action: Referred to Civil Practices
Caption: Relating to liability of employees of certain teen court programs.
HB 2691 Author: Merritt, Tommy
Last Action: Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to a requirement that the Railroad Commission of Texas conduct a study of the East Texas Oil Field.
HB 3505 Author: Merritt, Tommy
Last Action: Referred to Ways & Means
Caption: Relating to the administration of appraisal districts and the appraisal of property for ad valorem tax purposes.
HB 3506 Author: Merritt, Tommy
Last Action: Referred to Economic Development
Caption: Relating to the creation and powers of a turnaround zone and to municipalities' and counties' duties and powers with respect to turnaround zones.
HB 3507 Author: Merritt, Tommy
Last Action: Effective on 9/1/97
Caption: Relating to granting the Gregg County Court at Law jurisdiction in family law matters.
HB 3508 Author: Merritt, Tommy
Last Action: Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to coupons for certain speeding offenses.
HCR 222 Author: Merritt, Tommy
Last Action: Referred to State, Fed. & International Rel.
Caption: Designating the Kilgore College Rangerettes as the Official State Dance-Drill Team of Texas.
HCR 238 Author: Merritt, Tommy | et. al.
Last Action: Signed by the Governor
Caption: Conferring the Texas Legislative Medal of Honor on Technical Sergeant James M. Logan.
HCR 319 Author: Merritt, Tommy
Last Action: Referred to Energy Resources
Caption: Recommending that the Railroad Commission of Texas conduct a study of measures that should be taken to maximize the ultimate recovery of oil and gas from the East Texas Oil Field.
HJR 122 Author: Merritt, Tommy
Last Action: Referred to Ways & Means
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment to limit increases in the appraised value of real property for ad valorem tax purposes.
HR 60 Author: Merritt, Tommy
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Commemorating the 1997 Texas Capitol Schoolhouse.
HR 78 Author: Merritt, Tommy
Last Action: Filed
Caption: Honoring the Kilgore College Rangerettes.
HR 107 Author: Merritt, Tommy
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Honoring the Kilgore College Rangerettes.
HR 187 Author: Merritt, Tommy
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Honoring the organization Turn Around Texas for its antidrug efforts.
HR 248 Author: Merritt, Tommy
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Commending the Longview High School Lady Lobos basketball team.
HR 349 Author: Merritt, Tommy
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Honoring Neal McCoy for his humanitarian efforts.
HR 442 Author: Merritt, Tommy
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Congratulating John and Georgia Hasler on the occasion of their 50th wedding anniversary.
HR 443 Author: Merritt, Tommy
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Congratulating Shelby and Mary Pitts on the occasion of their 50th wedding anniversary.
HR 663 Author: Merritt, Tommy
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Congratulating Bob and Mildred Peery on the occasion of their 50th wedding anniversary.
HR 733 Author: Merritt, Tommy
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Congratulating Fred and Ruby Crocker on the occasion of their 60th wedding anniversary.
HR 734 Author: Merritt, Tommy
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Congratulating the LeTourneau University LadyJackets on winning the 1996-1997 NCCAA Basketball Championship.
HR 735 Author: Merritt, Tommy
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Commending Kathryn Baney on her perfect SAT score.
HR 736 Author: Merritt, Tommy
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Congratulating John and Vivian Connolly on their 50th wedding anniversary.
HR 737 Author: Merritt, Tommy
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing the Texas National Guard's antidrug efforts.
HR 738 Author: Merritt, Tommy
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Congratulating the students from White Oak High School on winning the 1997 District 16-3A Literary Meet.
HR 739 Author: Merritt, Tommy
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: In memory of Deanne Marie Dunbar Buchanan.
HR 740 Author: Merritt, Tommy
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Designating Robert E. O'Malley an Honorary Texan.
HR 1015 Author: Merritt, Tommy
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Congratulating the Reverend and Mrs. K. F. Charles on the occasion of their 50th wedding anniversary.
HR 1255 Author: Merritt, Tommy
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Congratulating Meredith Austin Merritt on her graduation from Longview High School.
HR 1322 Author: Merritt, Tommy
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Honoring the city of Kilgore's "Turn Around Kilgore" program.