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Legislation authored by E.L. Short

Includes legislation with E.L. Short as the primary author for the 63rd through 67th Legislatures. For other types of authorship, search the Legislative Archive System. Author information is not available prior to the 63rd Legislature.

67th Regular Session
SB 12 Author: Short, E.L.
Last Action: Vetoed by the Governor
Caption: Relating to payment of court-appointed counsel by a county in certain criminal proceedings and by the state in capital cases; providing limitation periods for indictments of felonies.
SB 16 Author: Short, E.L.
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Finance
Caption: Relating to the allocation to and use by school districts of certain sales and use tax revenue.
SB 110 Author: Short, E.L.
Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to student fees for the university center at Texas Tech University.
SB 156 Author: Short, E.L.
Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to an appropriation to Texas Tech University.
SB 201 Author: Short, E.L.
Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to compensation of members of the board of directors of the Canadian River Municipal Water Authority.
SB 233 Author: Short, E.L.
Last Action: Committee report printed and sent to Committee on Calendars
Caption: Relating to a program to research, develop and demonstrate the conversion of cellulose to alcohol; relating to the Energy Development Fund.
SB 319 Author: Short, E.L.
Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the definition of "mobile home" and "modular home."
SB 343 Author: Short, E.L.
Last Action: No action taken
Caption: Relating to the creation, administration, powers, duties, and financing of the Texas Public School Employees Group Insurance Program.
SB 373 Author: Short, E.L.
Last Action: Effective on . . . . . . . . . .
Caption: Relating to possession and use of denatured sodium pentobarbital by humane societies and animal control agencies.
SB 451 Author: Short, E.L.
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Finance
Caption: Relating to qualification for property tax relief in the form of a residence homestead exemption or appraisal of property as agricultural land or timberland.
SB 463 Author: Short, E.L.
Last Action: Reported from committee favorably with amendments
Caption: Pertaining to the family farm and ranch security loan program, clarifying certain provisions, validating the issuance of bonds by the Commissioner of Agriculture, amending the qualifications for loans, providing separate provisions for the use of investment earnings on the farm and ranch loan security fund to make payment adjustments, requiring the payment of such bonds as required by the Constitution, enacting certain provisions pertaining to the advisory council, and enacting other provisions relating to the subject.
SB 618 Author: Short, E.L.
Last Action: Reported from committee favorably with amendments
Caption: Relating to the territory, powers, and financing of the Colorado River Municipal Water District, and the relationships of other persons and governmental entities with the district.
SB 815 Author: Short, E.L.
Last Action: Reported from committee favorably with substitute
Caption: Relating to the qualifications for office of the Lubbock County criminal district attorney.
SB 921 Author: Short, E.L.
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Human Resources
Caption: Relating to comprehensive retirement counseling for state employees.
SB 924 Author: Short, E.L.
Last Action: Postponed
Caption: Relating to part-time or temporary employment opportunities for older workers.
SCR 71 Author: Short, E.L.
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Natural Resources
Caption: Memorializing Congress to adpot H.R. 1645 terminating the Department of Energy.
SCR 107 Author: Short, E.L.
Last Action: Signed by the Governor
Caption: Congratulating the city of Odessa on its centennial celebrations.
SR 5 Author: Short, E.L.
Caption: Memorial resolution for Jerry Don Davis.
SR 194 Author: Short, E.L.
Caption: Extending congratulations to the Permian High School football team.
SR 225 Author: Short, E.L.
Caption: Extending congratulations to Alex K. Cooke.
SR 305 Author: Short, E.L.
Caption: Memorial resolution for Homer E. Hunt.
SR 347 Author: Short, E.L.
Caption: Extending congratulations to Monterey High School girls basketball team.
SR 362 Author: Short, E.L.
Caption: Honoring family farmers and ranchers of Texas on the occasion of Agriculture Day.
SR 396 Author: Short, E.L.
Caption: Extending congratulations to Gene Autry on his 50th Anniversary in show business.
SR 405 Author: Short, E.L.
Caption: Memorial resolution for Clifford H. Andrews.
SR 482 Author: Short, E.L.
Caption: Commending Dr. O. W. English on his many fine achievements.
SR 573 Author: Short, E.L.
Caption: Memorial resolution for J. D. McPhaul.
SR 605 Author: Short, E.L.
Caption: Memorial resolution for Don T. Durham.
SR 687 Author: Short, E.L.
Caption: Extending congratulations to Janie Hardy.
67th 1st Called Session
SR 60 Author: Short, E.L.
Caption: Extending congratulations to Dr. J. William Davis.
SR 61 Author: Short, E.L.
Caption: Extending congratulations to Donnell Echols.
SR 156 Author: Short, E.L.
Caption: Commending Jesse L. Owens.
SR 173 Author: Short, E.L.
Caption: Honoring A. H. "Jim" Hooser on his impressive achievements in the field of education.
66th Regular Session
SB 213 Author: Short, E.L.
Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Authorizing the board of regents of Texas Tech University to convey certain property; providing procedures for making the sale; and prescribing permissible use of the proceeds of sale.
SB 214 Author: Short, E.L.
Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to medical malpractice coverage for the medical staff and students of the Texas Tech University School of Medicine and the Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine.
SB 271 Author: Short, E.L.
Last Action: Scheduled for public hearing on . . . . . .
Caption: Relating to the disclosure of foreign investment in real property and providing a penalty.
SB 272 Author: Short, E.L.
Last Action: Failure to suspend the rules
Caption: Relating to payment of court appointed counsel by a county in certain criminal proceedings and by the state in capital cases.
SB 284 Author: Short, E.L.
Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the expulsion of certain foreign students from public institutions of higher education and defining a phrase.
SB 367 Author: Short, E.L.
Last Action: Reported from subcommittee favorably without amendments
Caption: Relating to the applicability of the state ethics and financial disclosure law to the judges of certain statutory courts.
SB 371 Author: Short, E.L.
Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center.
SB 413 Author: Short, E.L.
Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the number of trustees of a school district which has been converted from common to independent status.
SB 420 Author: Short, E.L.
Last Action: Effective on . . . . . . . . . .
Caption: Relating to compensation of the judges of the 70th, 161st, and 244th Judicial Districts.
SB 421 Author: Short, E.L.
Last Action: Considered by committee in public hearing
Caption: Relating to the duration and conditions of probation.
SB 436 Author: Short, E.L.
Last Action: Effective on . . . . . . . . . .
Caption: Relating to requirements governing competitive bidding in certain political subdivisions.
SB 543 Author: Short, E.L.
Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to conditions for sale of certain public land.
SB 568 Author: Short, E.L.
Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to per diem and mileage expenses of soil and water conservation district directors or their alternates.
SB 585 Author: Short, E.L.
Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to the allocation to and use by school districts of certain sales and use tax revenue.
SB 624 Author: Short, E.L.
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Finance
Caption: Relating to an exemption from inheritance tax for certain benefits to survivors of governmental employees.
SB 632 Author: Short, E.L.
Last Action: Effective on . . . . . . . . . .
Caption: Relating to the authority to create a municipal courts of record in the City of Lubbock; making provisions relating to the operation of such courts; and prescribing appeals from the municipal courts of record.
SB 685 Author: Short, E.L.
Last Action: Effective on . . . . . . . . . .
Caption: Relating to sanctions against alcoholic beverage licensees and permittees convicted of offenses under antidiscrimination or civil rights laws or ordinances.
SB 686 Author: Short, E.L.
Last Action: Effective on . . . . . . . . . .
Caption: Relating to a student recreation fee at Texas Tech University.
SB 881 Author: Short, E.L.
Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to exemption of certain intangible property and automobiles from ad valorem taxation and to state payments to replace the lost local revenue.
SB 989 Author: Short, E.L.
Last Action: Scheduled for public hearing on . . . . . .
Caption: Relating to regulation of businesses engaged in selling, installing, or maintaining fire alarm or fire detection devices.
SB 1020 Author: Short, E.L.
Last Action: Referred to Subcommittee on Agriculture
Caption: Relating to interstate compact on grain marketing.
SB 1021 Author: Short, E.L.
Last Action: Referred to Subcommittee on Agriculture
Caption: Relating to a study committee on grain marketing.
SB 1087 Author: Short, E.L.
Last Action: Scheduled for public hearing on . . . . . .
Caption: Relating to regulation of the fitting and dispensing of hearing aids.
SB 1222 Author: Short, E.L.
Last Action: Effective on . . . . . . . . . .
Caption: Relating to the creation of a dental advisory committee to make recommendations to the Texas Board of Health; making the committee subject to the Texas Sunset Act.
SB 1242 Author: Short, E.L.
Last Action: Effective on . . . . . . . . . .
Caption: Relating to the compensation of the judge of the 106th Judicial District.
SJR 38 Author: Short, E.L.
Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment dedicating a portion of state sales taxes for public primary and secondary education and requiring state funding of new primary and secondary education programs.
SR 80 Author: Short, E.L.
Caption: Memorial resolution for Roy Bass.
SR 87 Author: Short, E.L.
Caption: Extending congratulations to Asher Thompson.
SR 190 Author: Short, E.L.
Caption: Memorial resolution for Ervin Paul Looney.
SR 323 Author: Short, E.L.
Caption: Extending congratulations to the Slaton High School girls' basketball team.
SR 330 Author: Short, E.L.
Caption: Memorial resolution for Preston Johnston.
SR 374 Author: Short, E.L.
Caption: Extending congratulations to the Seminole High School basketball team.
SR 378 Author: Short, E.L.
Caption: Memorial resolution for Kenneth H. Haggard.
64th Regular Session
HB 506 Author: Short, E.L.
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Labor
Caption: Relating to the contributions of certain employers covered by the Texas Unemployment Compensation Act.
HB 680 Author: Short, E.L.
Last Action: Reported from committee with substitute
Caption: Relating to the sale of certain agricultural seeds for sowing purposes.
HB 783 Author: Short, E.L.
Last Action: Reported from committee favorably with amendments
Caption: Relating to abandoned mineral estates; declaring the policy and intent of the legislature and setting forth the purpose of the Act; defining terms; relating to the prima facie evidence of abandonment of a fee estate in minerals by a person other than the owner of the surface and the vesting of title to abandoned mineral estates; providing for a suit for declaratory judgment to declare the fee estate abandoned; providing for the rebuttal of prima facie evidence by the recording of notice of nonabandonment of the interest claimed; specifying nonapplication of the Act.
HB 1040 Author: Short, E.L.
Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to payment to the royalty owner by the purchaser or producer of crude oil, gas, or casinghead gas.
HB 1089 Author: Short, E.L.
Last Action: Effective in 90 days
Caption: Relating to issuance of weather modification permits.
HB 1181 Author: Short, E.L.
Last Action: Laid on the table subject to call
Caption: Relating to an increase in the membership on the Texas Advisory Commission on Intergovernmental Relations.
HB 1183 Author: Short, E.L.
Last Action: Reported from committee favorably with amendments
Caption: Relating to requirements for certain instruments recorded with a county clerk.
HB 1529 Author: Short, E.L.
Last Action: Rules suspended
Caption: Relating to payment of court appointed counsel by the state.
HB 1530 Author: Short, E.L.
Last Action: Effective in 90 days
Caption: Relating to the annexation by a city of property within its extraterritorial jurisdiction.
HB 1531 Author: Short, E.L.
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Judiciary
Caption: Relating to the validity of certain references made in documents that transfer the title to an interest in real estate.
HB 1654 Author: Short, E.L.
Last Action: Reported from committee with substitute
Caption: Relating to the use of State monies; prohibiting the expenditure of such monies for use in the influencing of the outcome of any election or use in the influencing of the passage or defeat of any legislative matter; providing for exemption of State employees or officials in certain instances.
HB 1655 Author: Short, E.L.
Last Action: Reported from subcommittee favorably without amendments
Caption: Relating to the towing of vehicles by certain motor vehicles.
HCR 60 Author: Short, E.L.
Last Action: Signed by Governor
Caption: Endorsing the investigation by the Railroad Commission into deaths caused by hydrogen sulfide.
HR 47 Author: Short, E.L.
Caption: Relating to the creation of an interim study committee to investigate blood donation and distribution in Texas.
HR 123 Author: Short, E.L.
Caption: Congratulating Cindy Sue Mitchell.
63rd Regular Session
HB 191 Author: Short, E.L.
Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to the abolition of the county school superintendent and the board of school trustees in Terry County; and declaring an emergency.
HB 192 Author: Short, E.L.
Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to abolition of the county board of school trustees of Lynn County; amending Chapter 453, Acts of the 62nd Legislature, Regular Session, 1971 (Article 2688bb, Vernon's Texas Civil Statutes), by adding Section 2a; and declaring an emergency.
HB 420 Author: Short, E.L.
Last Action: Committee hearing notice posted
Caption: Relating to the abolition of the county school superintendent and board of school trustees in Garza county; and declaring an emergency.
HB 1158 Author: Short, E.L.
Last Action: Reported favorably as amended
Caption: Authorizing the commissioners court of a county to adopt a county manager plan of government.
HB 1159 Author: Short, E.L.
Last Action: Signed by the Governor
Caption: Relating to appointment, authority, and duty of receivers for certain mineral interests owned by nonresidents or unknown owners.
HB 1320 Author: Short, E.L.
Last Action: Referred to Committee on State Affairs
Caption: Relating to the use of State monies; prohibiting the expenditure of such monies for use in the influencing of the outcome of any election or use in the influencing of the passage or defeat of any legislative matter; providing for exemption of State employees or officials in certain instances; providing penalties; providing for the repeal of laws in conflict herewith.
HB 1358 Author: Short, E.L.
Last Action: Signed by the Governor
Caption: Relating to the abolition of the county school superintendent and the board of trustees in Terry County, Garza County, Dawson County, Angelina County and Henderson County.
HB 1503 Author: Short, E.L.
Last Action: Committee hearing date
Caption: Relating to venue of suits for breach of warranty by manufacturer.
HB 1504 Author: Short, E.L.
Last Action: Signed by the Governor
Caption: Relating to the authority of certain counties to lease all or portions of the county hospital.
HB 1594 Author: Short, E.L.
Last Action: Signed by the Governor
Caption: Relating to abolition of the county board of school trustees of Lynn County; amending Chapter 453, Acts of the 62nd Legislature, Regular Session, 1971 (Article 2688bb, Vernon's Texas Civil Statutes), by adding Section 2a; and declaring an emergency.
HB 1609 Author: Short, E.L.
Last Action: Subcommittee hearing date
Caption: Relating to the abolition of the county school superintendent and board of school trustees in Garza County; and declaring an emergency.
HB 1668 Author: Short, E.L.
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Natural Resources
Caption: Relating to appointment, authority, and duty of receivers for certain mineral interests owned by nonresidents or unknown owners; smending Sections 1 and 3, Chapter 281, Acts of the 49th Legislature, 1945, as amended (Article 2320b, Vernon's Texas Civil Statutes); and declaring an emergency.
HCR 167 Author: Short, E.L.
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Administration
Caption: Creating a joint interim study committee to investigate policies of Texas blood banks and related matters.
HJR 57 Author: Short, E.L.
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Rules
Caption: Proposing an amendment of the Texas Constitution to provide four-year terms for members of the house of representatives.
HR 143 Author: Short, E.L.
Caption: Requesting State Affairs Committee to conduct a study of all state departments, agencies, etc.
62nd Regular Session
HB 184 Author: Short, E.L.
Caption: Relating to providing a procedure by which a person convicted of possession of narcotics may have certain disabilities of conviction removed under certain circumstances.
HB 185 Author: Short, E.L.
Caption: Relating to not requiring registration of certain farm vehicles and implements of husbandry when used for certain purposes.
HB 653 Author: Short, E.L.
Caption: Relating to authorizing the county judge of certain counties to appoint a county industrial commission.
HB 772 Author: Short, E.L. | et. al.
Caption: Relating to abandoned mineral estates.
HB 1044 Author: Short, E.L.
Caption: Relating to ad valorem taxes.
HB 1678 Author: Short, E.L.
Caption: Relating to abolishing the office of county school superintendent in certain counties.
HB 1688 Author: Short, E.L.
Caption: Relating to the salary of juvenile officer of Dawson County.
HCR 47 Author: Short, E.L.
Caption: Encouraging the State Highway Department to preserve the utility of natural collection points for surface water along highway right-of-way.
HCR 125 Author: Short, E.L.
Caption: Creating a special committee to make a study of severed mineral estates in Texas.
HR 72 Author: Short, E.L.
Caption: Commending Judge Truett Smith.
HR 343 Author: Short, E.L.
Caption: Commending Miss Elda Cruce, 1971 Miss Cotton of Texas.
62nd 2nd Called Session
HR 39 Author: Short, E.L.
Caption: Congratulating Miss Debbie Wright.
62nd 3rd Called Session
HR 64 Author: Short, E.L. | et. al.
Caption: Congratulationg Robin Kral of Lamesa, United States Champion in the National Spelling Bee Contest for 1972.
62nd 4th Called Session
HR 66 Author: Short, E.L.
Caption: Recognizing Todd Jeffrey Johnston on the occasion of his birth.