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Legislation authored by Joe Allen

Includes legislation with Joe Allen as the primary author for the 63rd through 65th Legislatures. For other types of authorship, search the Legislative Archive System. Author information is not available prior to the 63rd Legislature.

65th Regular Session
HB 173 Author: Allen, Joe
Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to the creation of the office of ombudsman and its powers, duties, privileges, procedures, and qualifications; and providing a penalty.
HB 335 Author: Allen, Joe
Last Action: Considered by subcommittee in formal meeting
Caption: Relating to periodic review and termination of certain state regulatory agencies and advisory committees.
HB 336 Author: Allen, Joe
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Judicial Affairs
Caption: Relating to the power of the attorney general in environmental matters; and declaring an emergency.
HB 337 Author: Allen, Joe
Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the manner of filling vacancies in the office of trustees in certain junior college districts.
HB 338 Author: Allen, Joe
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Compacts, Districts, & Regions
Caption: Relating to the election and term of office of trustees of certain junior college districts; creating single-member districts for the election of trustees of junior college districts.
HB 339 Author: Allen, Joe
Last Action: Referred to Committee on State Affairs
Caption: Relating to creation of a state personnel system and a state personnel board having powers, duties, and functions regarding employment policies and practices of certain state agencies; prescribing unlawful employment practices and providing penalties and other remedies; repealing the Position Classification Act of 1961.
HB 340 Author: Allen, Joe
Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to a prison inmate's right to inspect information for consideration by the Board of Pardons and Paroles in determining whether to order his parole.
HB 365 Author: Allen, Joe
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Transportation
Caption: Relating to issuance by the Department of Public Safety of certain information contained in driver's license records.
HB 366 Author: Allen, Joe
Last Action: Considered by subcommittee in formal meeting
Caption: Relating to proof of financial responsibility on registration of a motor vehicle or issuance or renewal of a license to operate a motor vehicle and maintenance of proof of financial responsibility.
HB 505 Author: Allen, Joe
Last Action: Considered by committee in public hearing
Caption: Relating to institutions exempt from the Texas Proprietary School Act.
HB 715 Author: Allen, Joe
Last Action: Posting rule suspended
Caption: Relating to sick leave and lump-sum payments for accumulated sick leave for certain fire fighters.
HB 1084 Author: Allen, Joe
Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Establishing a license for the commercial taking, transporting and sale of red drum in coastal waters of the State of Texas, providing for dates of issuance of such licenses, establishing a daily possession limit for those persons holding such licenses, providing bag and possession limits for persons holidng sports fishing licenses and regulating the use of nets and saltwater trotlines.
HB 1289 Author: Allen, Joe
Last Action: Considered by subcommittee in formal meeting
Caption: Relating to the construction of wills and trusts containing provisions for a maximum marital deduction allowable by federal law.
HB 1290 Author: Allen, Joe
Last Action: Posting rule suspended
Caption: Relating to referendum on salaries for certain firemen and policemen.
HB 1291 Author: Allen, Joe
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Calendars
Caption: Relating to the election of members of the board of trustees of certain junior college districts.
HB 1310 Author: Allen, Joe
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Judiciary
Caption: Relating to docket books required of justice courts.
HB 1397 Author: Allen, Joe
Last Action: Failed to pass to third reading
Caption: Relating to the possession of intoxicating beverages at certain public school, college, and university athletic events.
HB 1562 Author: Allen, Joe
Last Action: Referred to Committee on State Affairs
Caption: Relating to locations for conducting absentee voting in certain elections in counties with a population in excess of 1,500,000.
HB 1563 Author: Allen, Joe
Last Action: Considered by committee in public hearing
Caption: Relating to the maintenance of a branch office of the county clerk at a branch office building outside the county seat.
HB 1564 Author: Allen, Joe
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Natural Resources
Caption: Abolishing the Clear Creek Basin Authority.
HB 1565 Author: Allen, Joe
Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to setting cigarette stamp metering machines.
HB 1566 Author: Allen, Joe
Last Action: Considered by subcommittee in public hearing
Caption: Relating to the sales tax amount of exemption on tangible personal property sold through coin-operated vending machines.
HB 1567 Author: Allen, Joe
Last Action: Considered by subcommittee in public hearing
Caption: Relating to removing candy from items not defined as "food products".
HB 1568 Author: Allen, Joe
Last Action: Considered by subcommittee in public hearing
Caption: Relating to repealing certain taxes on cigars and including the sale and use of cigars under the limited sales, excise, and use tax.
HB 1634 Author: Allen, Joe
Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to the authority of the Railroad Commission to set certain rates.
HB 1718 Author: Allen, Joe
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Natural Resources
Caption: Relating to the disposition of civil penalties recovered by local governments.
HB 1719 Author: Allen, Joe
Last Action: Considered by committee in public hearing
Caption: An Act relating to employees of the State of Texas; making the Position Classification Act of 1961 applicable to all uniformed and law enforcement personnel of the Department of Public Safety; defining terms.
HB 1943 Author: Allen, Joe
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Insurance
Caption: Relating to the establishment and maintenance of a FAIR (Fair Access to Insurance Requirements) Plan and Underwriting Association.
HB 1944 Author: Allen, Joe
Last Action: Referred to Committee on State Affairs
Caption: Stating the legislature's findings and purpose in regard to municipal employee organizations; authorizing municipal employees to form and join refrain from joining an employee organization for purposes of meeting and conferring in good faith with municipal employers; creation of a Public Employee Relations Commission and specifying the Commission's powers and functions, and appointment of its members by the Governor; providing definitions; prohibiting supervisory employees from joining and participating in an employee organization whose membership includes non-supervisory employees; specifying certain traditional municipal employers' rights; providing procedures for recognition of employee organizations and the determination and certification of the appropriate unit.
HB 2082 Author: Allen, Joe
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Public Education
Caption: Relating to education requiring that equality of opportunity be extended and enforced at every level by all means available, but that such efforts must not be allowed to diminish the quality of the fundamental education process.
HB 2083 Author: Allen, Joe
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Transportation
Caption: Relating to transprotation systems wherein all new productive forms of transportation must be allowed to develop in a free and competitive environment and no subsidy, either financial or regulatory, either by exclusion or license, be given to any one competing form without extending comparable capacity to all applicants.
HB 2084 Author: Allen, Joe
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Natural Resources
Caption: Relating to natural resources, energy, and water development requiring that all exploration and development be given every acceptable incentive, that all undesirable systems not be terminated until they are replaced with alternative systems of equal security, and that all systems proceed on an economical and environmentally sound basis.
HB 2085 Author: Allen, Joe
Last Action: Referred to Committee on State Affairs
Caption: Relating to the inability of any professional group or person to enact or cause to be enacted any legislation or regulation which diminishes the ability of any other professional group or person to sustain itself on a basis consistent with it's demands.
HB 2086 Author: Allen, Joe
Last Action: Referred to Committee on State Affairs
Caption: Relating to the right of any regulatory entity either internal or external, to determining without recourse, the ability of labor, either organized or not organized, to bargain for its services on a collective or a seperate basis.
HB 2087 Author: Allen, Joe
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Agriculture & Livestock
Caption: Relating to agricultural production in the State of Texas wherein all subsidies and controls are removed to the extent they do not adversely affect the environment, or in any way disrupt the economic order necessary to maintain an adequate food supply for all forms of consumption.
HB 2088 Author: Allen, Joe
Last Action: Referred to Committee on State Affairs
Caption: Relating to consumer needs wherein no entity, either government or private, can impose restraints in any form on such individual as to effectively diminish that individual's ability to sustain his primary obligations on a basis consistent with his individual resources.
HB 2089 Author: Allen, Joe
Last Action: Referred to Committee on State Affairs
Caption: Relating to industrial regulations wherein all industry is encouraged to maximize production to satisfy all true eeconomic, domestic, foreign, and surplus needs; but where it does not meet these criteria it is not subsidized either by grant, loan, or otherwise.
HB 2090 Author: Allen, Joe
Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Requiring state budget expenditures to offer productive justification or condition of need for the general welfare.
HB 2091 Author: Allen, Joe
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Financial Institutions
Caption: Relating to indirect influences on domestic monetary policy to insure value for goods and services entering interstate commerce as to price received for said goods and services requriring the State of Texas by it's regulatory jurisdiction to preserve the integrity of its products by demanding consideration in dollars of constant value.
HB 2092 Author: Allen, Joe
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Environmental Affairs
Caption: Relating to all entities concerned with the protection of the environment of the State of Texas or its areas of influence authorizing said entities to pursue all legislation it deems suitable so long as it does not infringe of the basic system of enterprise necessary to maintain acceptable employment and productivity.
HB 2093 Author: Allen, Joe
Last Action: Referred to Committee on State Affairs
Caption: Relating to the rights and powers reserved to the State of Texas for the protection and freedom of its individual citizens agaist encroachment by any other government, both domestic and foreign.
HB 2094 Author: Allen, Joe
Last Action: Referred to Committee on State Affairs
Caption: Relating to government regulation by the various state and federal agencies requiring them to establish justification by way of legislative intent for all rules and regulations, written and imposed, and that all prohibitions be accompanied by alternative allowances of acceptable activity to achieve desirable objectives.
HB 2095 Author: Allen, Joe
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Financial Institutions
Caption: Relating to capital distribution in all forms of credit now extended or to be extended by all lending institutions regulated by state and federal authorities in the state of Texas requiring that no credit be extended unless it can be shown that it will result in an increase in the productive capicity of the borrowing entity, either individual or institutional, within the confines of it's original purpose.
HB 2096 Author: Allen, Joe
Last Action: Referred to Committee on State Affairs
Caption: Relating to defense wherin the right of the State of Texas and it's subdividions and citizenry cannot by law, jucdicial decree, or regulation be restricted in any mannner in providing for its own internal security against any encroachment both by domestic and foreign governments.
HB 2121 Author: Allen, Joe
Last Action: Considered by committee in public hearing
Caption: Relating to the change of name and jurisdiction of the County Criminal Courts at Law of Harris County; making other provisions relative to the courts of Harris County.
HB 2145 Author: Allen, Joe
Last Action: Considered by subcommittee in formal meeting
Caption: Relating to a change of the name of the Railroad Commission of Texas.
HCR 167 Author: Allen, Joe
Last Action: Reported from committee favorably with amendments
Caption: Memorializing Congress to adopt a national energy policy that will use the free market system.
64th Regular Session
HB 257 Author: Allen, Joe
Last Action: Reported from committee favorably without amendments
Caption: Relating to treatment and rehabilitation of drug-dependent persons; providing penalties.
HB 258 Author: Allen, Joe
Last Action: Reported from committee favorably without amendments
Caption: Relating to the creation of the office of ombudsman and its powers, duties, privileges, procedures, and qualifications; providing a penalty.
HB 259 Author: Allen, Joe
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Public Education
Caption: Relating to the fiscal year of public school districts and the date of filing of the annual audit report with the Central Education Agency.
HB 260 Author: Allen, Joe
Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to the fiscal year of the state.
HB 261 Author: Allen, Joe
Last Action: Effective in 90 days
Caption: Relating to the possession, use, and placement of crab traps, crab pots, and certain other devices for the catching of crabs in or on certain water in Harris County; providing a penalty and permitting the seizure and disposal of seized items.
HB 262 Author: Allen, Joe
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Environmental Affairs
Caption: Relating to establishment and administration of the state scenic rivers system; providing for the classification of rivers and river areas; providing land and water use limitations; authorizing suits to enforce certain provisions, regulations, or orders; providing a penalty.
HB 263 Author: Allen, Joe
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Environmental Affairs
Caption: Relating to the regulation of solid waster disposal sites and to the transportation and disposal of extremely hazardous solid waste.
HB 264 Author: Allen, Joe
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Environmental Affairs
Caption: Relating to the purchase, protection, and conservation of environmentally endangered areas as defined in this Act and providing for the issuance of bonds and use of their proceeds for this purpose.
HB 265 Author: Allen, Joe
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Higher Education
Caption: Relating to academic freedom, professional status, and dismissal of faculty members of junior or community colleges.
HB 266 Author: Allen, Joe
Last Action: Referred to Committee on State Affairs
Caption: Relating to a news reporter's privilege against disclosure of information obtained in confidence or its source.
HB 267 Author: Allen, Joe
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Natural Resources
Caption: Relating to the power of the attorney general in environmental matters.
HB 268 Author: Allen, Joe
Last Action: Reported from committee favorably with amendments
Caption: Relating to the collection and registration of special interest vehicles.
HB 271 Author: Allen, Joe
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Natural Resources
Caption: To create the Bays and Estuaries Protection Agency; to provide a short title; to define certain terms; to provide for the membership of the agency; to provide for the election of a chairman; to provide for the appointment of an executive secretary and of representatives and agents by designated members; to provide for payment of expenses; to provide for the powers and duties of the agency; to provide for applications to alter estuarine areas; to provide for the procedure for filing applications; to provide for gathering of information by agency members; to provide for the issuance of permits; to provide for conditional permits; to provide for denial of permits under certain conditions; to provide for appeals; to provide for policing; to provide for injunctions; to provide for posting permits; to provide for the transfer of permits; to provide penalties for violations; to provide for exceptions; to provide for emergency powers; to provide for severability; to repeal conflicting laws; for other purposes.
HB 663 Author: Allen, Joe
Last Action: Reported from subcommittee favorably with amendments
Caption: An Act creating a public agency of the State of Texas to be known as the Texas Housing Finance Agency, and prescribing its purposes; defining terms; authorizing the agency to issue revenue bonds to provide money for its purposes, including the providing of dwelling accommodations for persons of low income; prescribing the governing board, organization, functions, operation, powers, and duties of the agency; providing for the payment and security of the agency's bonds; prescribing the characteristics of the agency's bonds; providing for refunding the agency's bonds; creating a reserve fund for the agency's bonds, to be established with the state treasurer, and to be funded and maintained with bond proceeds or other resources of the agency; prescribing procedures for restoration of depletions of the reserve fund by appropriations; enacting other provisions relating to the subject; providing for the cumulative effect of the act; providing a severability clause.
HB 777 Author: Allen, Joe
Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to establishment within the jurisdiction of the Commission on Law Enforcement Officer Standards and Education of a specialized field for law enforcement communication personnel.
HB 818 Author: Allen, Joe
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Elections
Caption: Providing for a presidential preference primary elections and selection of delegates to national conventions of parties holding primary elections; fixing the effective date of the Act.
HB 1060 Author: Allen, Joe
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Intergovernmental Affairs
Caption: Relating to the approval and filing of subdivision plats in incorporated cities and towns and in counties, the requiring of subdividers to make certain provisions for school, park, and playground areas, and the authority of the governing bodies of cities and towns and commissioners courts to establish certain standards.
HB 1108 Author: Allen, Joe
Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to firemen or policemen receiving, on termination of their service, a lump-sum payment of the full amount of salary for accumulated sick leave and vacation leave.
HB 1109 Author: Allen, Joe
Last Action: Coauthor authorized
Caption: Relating to absentee voting in elections; amending Subdivisions 1, 2, and 3b, Section 37, Texas Election Code, as amended (Article 5.05, Vernon's Texas Election Code), to add provisions permitting any voter 65 years of age or older to vote absentee, either by personal appearance or by mail.
HB 1173 Author: Allen, Joe
Last Action: Reported from committee favorably with amendments
Caption: Relating to the creation, administration, powers, duties, and financing of the Texas Public School Group Insurance Plan.
HB 1327 Author: Allen, Joe
Last Action: Effective in 90 days
Caption: Relating to judgments in small claims courts not claimed by the plaintiff.
HB 1427 Author: Allen, Joe
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Environmental Affairs
Caption: Relating to the authority of the Parks and Wildlife Department to request the attorney general to bring suit for injunctive relief or civil penalties or both against persons violating the statutory prohibition against water pollution.
HB 1609 Author: Allen, Joe
Last Action: Considered by committee in public hearing
Caption: Providing for additional duties of the Texas Department of Community Affairs in establishing standards for drug abuse treatment programs and certifying programs which meet standards established.
HB 1877 Author: Allen, Joe
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Revenue and Taxation
Caption: Allowing tax free purchases of liquefied gas on a statement; restricting the tax free purchase under a statement; providing an effective date.
HB 1878 Author: Allen, Joe
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Revenue and Taxation
Caption: Allowing tax free purchases of diesel fuel on a statement; restricting the tax free purchase under a statement; providing an effective date.
HB 1879 Author: Allen, Joe
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Revenue and Taxation
Caption: Providing for the assessing, collecting, refunding and securing of franchise taxes by amending Section (3) of Article 12.06, Title 122A, Taxation-General, Revised Civil Statutes of Texas, 1925, as amended.
HB 1880 Author: Allen, Joe
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Revenue and Taxation
Caption: Amending Chapter 20, Title 122A, Taxation-General, Revised Civil Statutes of Texas, 1925, as amended, to provide for the assessing, collecting, refunding, and securing of sales and use taxes.
HB 1881 Author: Allen, Joe
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Revenue and Taxation
Caption: Relating to amount of exemption from taxes on tangible personal property sold through coin-operated vending machines.
HB 1882 Author: Allen, Joe
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Revenue and Taxation
Caption: Relating to removing candy from items not defined as "food products;" amending the Limited Sales, Excise and Use Tax.
HB 2012 Author: Allen, Joe
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Revenue and Taxation
Caption: Relating to the imposition of an occupation tax on coal producers; providing for reports to be kept; and providing penalties.
HB 2032 Author: Allen, Joe
Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to a program for the prevention of, preparation for, response to, and relief or recovery from disasters as defined in this Act; establishing a Division of Disaster Emergency Services; creating a Disaster Contingency Fund and a Disaster Emergency Funding Board; authorizing the maintenance of local, county, or interjurisdictional disaster agencies and certain municipal agencies; prescribing the functions, powers, and duties of the governor, the legislature, the agencies created or authorized by this Act, and existing state agencies, boards and commissions, governing bodies of political subdivisions of the state, and local and interjurisdictional agencies; providing for coordination of all plans and facilities, including interstate cooperation and cooperation with the federal government; making certain rules as to compensation of persons for services rendered or property used, damaged, lost, or destroyed during a disaster.
HJR 24 Author: Allen, Joe
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Constitutional Revision
Caption: Relating to authorizing the General Land Office to issue and sell bonds to purchase certain environmentally endangered areas.
HR 197 Author: Allen, Joe
Caption: Commending Dolly Bryant and her staff.
63rd Regular Session
HB 8 Author: Allen, Joe
Last Action: Signed by the Governor
Caption: Relating to contributions, loans, and expenditures for campaigns for the office of Speaker of the House of Representatives; providing penalties for violation.
HB 11 Author: Allen, Joe
Last Action: Vetoed by the Governor
Caption: Relating to the fiscal year of public school districts and the date of filing annual audit reports with the Central Education Agency; changing the dates for filing budgets by school districts.
HB 12 Author: Allen, Joe
Last Action: Reported from subcommittee
Caption: Relating to state government; setting forth the purpose of the Act; defining terms; creating the office of ombudsman; providing powers, duties, privileges, procedures, and qualifications; making certain acts unlawful; providing a penalty; providing that the provisions of the Act are cumulative of any other law or procedure; and declaring an emergency.
HB 13 Author: Allen, Joe
Last Action: Reported unfavorably
Caption: Relating to the creation and administration of the Natural and Scenic Rivers System; providing for powers and duties in the Parks and Wildlife Department; providing for the creation of scenic and surface easements; providing for the preservation and protection of natural and scenic rivers; and declaring an emergency.
HB 14 Author: Allen, Joe
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Environmental Affairs
Caption: To create the Bays and Estuaries Protection Agency; to provide a short title; to define certain terms; to provide for the membership of the agency; to provide for the election of a chairman; to provide for the appointment of an executive secretary and of representatives and agents by designated members; to provide for payment of expenses; to provide for the powers and duties of the agency; to provide for applications to alter estuarine areas; to provide for the procedure for filing applications; to provide for gathering of information by agency members; to provide for the issuance of permits; to provide for the conditional permits; to provide for denial of permits under certain conditions; to provide for appeals; to provide for policing; to provide for injunctions; to provide for posting permits; to provide for the transfer of permits; to provide penalties for violations; to provide for exceptions; to provide for emergency powers; to provide for severability; to repeal conflicting laws; for other purposes; and declaring an emergency.
HB 15 Author: Allen, Joe
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Criminal Jurisprudence
Caption: Requiring a written statement from any person purchasing any substance classified as bomb; prohibiting the sale of any substances classified as a bomb to any person under the age of 21 years.
HB 16 Author: Allen, Joe
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Business and Industry
Caption: Relating to the dating of fresh milk, fresh eggs, and fresh meat by a retail seller; providing a penalty for violations; and declaring an emergency.
HB 17 Author: Allen, Joe
Last Action: Committee hearing date
Caption: Defining and regulating the business of giving bond in criminal and quasi-criminal cases, actions, or proceedings; providing for the licensing of persons or corporations who engage in that business; providing for administration of the Act by county boards in certain counties and by a state board in all other counties; providing for licensing fees; prescribing certain offenses and setting penalties; and declaring an emergency.
HB 18 Author: Allen, Joe
Last Action: Rules suspended
Caption: Relating to notice of cancellation of certain insurance policies and to the time allowed before cancellation of certain policies for nonpayment of premiums.
HB 19 Author: Allen, Joe
Last Action: Subcommittee hearing date
Caption: Relating to collection and registration of special interest vehicles; and declaring an emergency.
HB 20 Author: Allen, Joe
Last Action: Committee hearing date
Caption: Relating to release of a defendent on a personal bond.
HB 21 Author: Allen, Joe
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Judiciary
Caption: Relating to the duty and authority of the Attorney General to give legal advice and written opinions; and declaring an emergency.
HB 22 Author: Allen, Joe
Last Action: Referred to Committee on State Affairs
Caption: Relating to interference with the rights of the public to have access to, and to use and enjoy, public waters; providing a penalty; and declaring an emergency.
HB 23 Author: Allen, Joe
Last Action: Committee hearing date
Caption: Relating to the failure to appear when required by persons lawfully released from custody pending the disposition of criminal charges or appeal on condition they will subsequently appear.
HB 24 Author: Allen, Joe
Last Action: Subcommittee hearing notice posted
Caption: Relating to the purchase and operation of school buses.
HB 25 Author: Allen, Joe
Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to the approval and filing of subdivision plats in incorporated cities and towns and in counties, the requiring of subdividers to make certain provisions for school, park, and playground areas, and the authority of the governing bodies of cities and towns and commissioners courts to establish certain standards; and declaring an emergency.
HB 26 Author: Allen, Joe
Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to the availability of reports, returns, records, and applications filed with the comptroller; providing penalties for disclosing information; providing exceptions.
HB 27 Author: Allen, Joe
Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Creating the Texas Telephone Commission and prescribing its powers, duties and procedures; creating the office of Telephone Consumer Counsel and prescribing its functions; amending and repealing certain statutes; and declaring an emergency.
HB 78 Author: Allen, Joe
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Administration
Caption: Relating to academic freedom, academic responsibility, professional status, dismissal of faculty members, and guarantee of due process in public junior and community colleges.
HB 155 Author: Allen, Joe
Last Action: Signed by the Governor
Caption: Relating to an optional unit of study in consumer education in the public schools; amending Subchapter D, Chapter 21, Texas Education Code, by adding Section 21.119; and declaring an emergency.
HB 312 Author: Allen, Joe
Last Action: Committee hearing date
Caption: Relating to the making of accident reports, certain rules of the road, equipment requirements on certain vehicles, the arrest of persons for traffic law violations, regulations applicable to pedestrians, regulation applicable to the hauling of goods, the establishment of school zones, and the transportation of perishable crops during periods of emergency.
HB 334 Author: Allen, Joe
Last Action: Reported favorably
Caption: Relating to the suspension of driver's licenses.
HB 427 Author: Allen, Joe
Last Action: Signed by the Governor
Caption: Relating to the exemption of certain schools offering intensive review courses from the Texas Proprietary School Act.
HB 439 Author: Allen, Joe
Last Action: Subcommittee hearing date
Caption: Relating to reexamination for renewal of driver's license.
HB 535 Author: Allen, Joe
Last Action: Reported favorably
Caption: Relating to the application of the State Purchasing Act of 1957 to the legislature.
HB 563 Author: Allen, Joe
Last Action: Referred to Committee on State Affairs
Caption: Relating to the transmittal of city sales and use tax funds by the comptroller; providing for the deduction of costs; providing an effective date.
HB 564 Author: Allen, Joe
Last Action: Signed by the Governor
Caption: Relating to authorizing the Comptroller to require payments of Limited Sales, Excise and Use Tax monthly in certain circumstances.
HB 583 Author: Allen, Joe
Last Action: Referred to Committee on State Affairs
Caption: Relating to delinquent sales and use taxes and their collection under the Local Sales and Use Tax Act; providing an effective date.
HB 584 Author: Allen, Joe
Last Action: Committee hearing date
Caption: Relating to certain reports by the comptroller to cities imposing the city sales and use tax; providing for lists of delinquent taxpayers; providing for lists or taxpayers not included in reports; providing for an effective date.
HB 634 Author: Allen, Joe
Last Action: Referred to Committee on State Affairs
Caption: Relating to the purchase, protection, and conservation of environmentally endangered areas as defined in this Act and providing for the issuance of bonds and use of their proceeds for this purpose; and declaring an emergency.
HB 788 Author: Allen, Joe
Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to certain allegations of medical, hospital, drug, funeral, or other expenses, in certain actions for damages for personal injury or injury causing death, which are deemed admitted unless denied under oath; providing reasonable attorney's fees; and declaring an emergency.
HB 935 Author: Allen, Joe
Last Action: Signed by the Governor
Caption: Relating to creation, powers, and duties of underground water conservation districts.
HB 942 Author: Allen, Joe
Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to issuance of construction permits; providing that the Air Control Board shall hold a public hearing before issuing, renewing, or extending, a construction permit; providing that all laws or parts of laws in conflict with the provisions of this act are hereby repealed to the extent of the conflict only; providing for severability; and declaring an emergency.
HB 966 Author: Allen, Joe
Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: An Act creating a public agency of the State of Texas to be known as the Texas Housing Finance Agency, and prescribing its purpose; defining terms; authorizing the agency to issue revenue bonds to provide money for its purposes, including primarily the providing of dwelling accommodations for persons of low income; prescribing the governing board, organization, functions, operation, powers, and dutieso f the agency; providing for the payment and security of the agency's bonds; prescribing the characteristics of the agency's bonds; providing for refunding the agency's bonds; creating a reserve fund for the agency's bonds, to be established with the State Treasurer, and to be funded and maintained with bond proceeds or other resources of the agency; prescribing procedures for restoration of depletions of the reserve fund by appropriations; enacting other provisions relating to the subject; providing for the cumulative effect of the act; providing a severability clause; and declaring an emergency.
HB 967 Author: Allen, Joe
Last Action: Signed by the Governor
Caption: Creating and establishing a conservation and reclamation district.
HB 968 Author: Allen, Joe
Last Action: Subcommittee hearing date
Caption: To amend in its entirety, Article 974, Title 28 Adjoining Inhabitants.
HB 979 Author: Allen, Joe
Last Action: Committee hearing date
Caption: Creating the separate office of registrar of voters in certain counties and providing for transfer of voter registration duties and other election duties to the registrar; making provisions in regard to the appointment and tenure of the registrar, his powers and duties, and other matters incidental to the operation and functioning of the registrar's office; amending the Texas Election Code.
HB 1115 Author: Allen, Joe
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Judiciary
Caption: Relating to the power of the attorney general in environmental matters.
HB 1190 Author: Allen, Joe
Last Action: Committee hearing date
Caption: Relating to noise abatement and control; giving the State Department of Health authority to regulate noise pollution; providing for injunctive relief and penalties.
HB 1191 Author: Allen, Joe
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Intergovernmental Relations
Caption: Clarifying the power to provide disposal systems, to enlarge and clarify the definition of the term "disposal system" to include all facilities acquired or constructed by the Authority to obtain, treat, transport, sell and deliver waste treatment facilities or services and to permit the Authority to purchase or obtain water and treat, transport, sell and deliver water to any such person and enter into all contracts necessary or convenient in connection therewith; providing for a procedure for the dissolution of pollution control districts after annexation in whole or in part by municipal corporations and for the assumption of indebtedness and duties thereof by such annexing municipal corporation; providing a severability clause.
HB 1202 Author: Allen, Joe
Last Action: Votes recorded
Caption: Restricting the issuance of motor vehicle dealer license plates or general distinguishing numbers; prohibiting certain sales of motor vehicles without a license; establishing qualifications for securing licenses; authorizing rules and regulations; prescribing penalties, providing for injunctive relief; providing for severability; and declaring an emergency.
HB 1216 Author: Allen, Joe
Last Action: Signed by the Governor
Caption: Relating to the creation, establishment, maintenance, and operation of a college of podiatry.
HB 1361 Author: Allen, Joe
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Intergovernmental Relations
Caption: Relating to creation of the Gregg County Juvenile Board and the compensation of its members.
HB 1393 Author: Allen, Joe
Last Action: Reported from subcommittee
Caption: Relating to the establishment and regulation of health maintenance organizations.
HB 1483 Author: Allen, Joe
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Administration
Caption: Creating the Texas Home Rehabilitation Loan Fund, defining its purposes, and authorized use; providing for the administration of the fund by the Texas Department of Community Affairs; establishing a procedure for the creation of Local Home Rehabilitation Agencies; providing for the administration of the fund by Local Home Rehabilitation Agencies.
HB 1621 Author: Allen, Joe
Last Action: Amended in committee
Caption: Relating to the interpretation of language in an appropriations act with regard to college or university campus publications; and declaring an emergency.
HCR 48 Author: Allen, Joe
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Administration
Caption: Granting the National Forensic League of Stephen F. Austin High School permission to use the hall of the house, hall of the senate, and the Old Supreme Court Room in the State Capitol, providing the legislature is not in session on Saturday, April 28, 1973, for the conduct of its Annual District Student Congress.
HCR 53 Author: Allen, Joe
Last Action: Rereferred to committee
Caption: Memorializing the Congress of the United States of America to pass legislation creating a Big Thicket National Park.
HCR 145 Author: Allen, Joe
Last Action: Filed
Caption: In memory of Mrs. H.M. Newman.
HCR 195 Author: Allen, Joe
Last Action: Filed without Governor's signature
Caption: Authorizing expenditure of funds for the Constitutional Convention.
HCR 199 Author: Allen, Joe
Last Action: Filed
Caption: Commending the members of the Capitol Police Force for their distinguished service during the Regular Session of the 63rd Legislature.
HCR 201 Author: Allen, Joe
Last Action: Filed
Caption: Commending the staffs of the Texas Legislative Council, the Legislative Budget Board, and the Legislative Reference Library for exemplary service to the 63rd Legislature.
HJR 12 Author: Allen, Joe
Last Action: Sent to Calendar Committee
Caption: Proposing an amendment of the Texas Constitution authorizing conservation and reclamation districts to contract with cities and rural fire prevention districts for the purpose of providing fire protection for the conservation and reclamation districts.
HJR 30 Author: Allen, Joe
Last Action: Referred to Committee on State Affairs
Caption: Proposing an amendment of the Texas Constitution providing for the issuance and sale of bonds of the State of Texas for use in creating the Texas Environmental Protection Fund to be used to acquire environmentally endangered areas.
HR 39 Author: Allen, Joe
Caption: Creating a special committee to examine the operations of the Legislative Property Tax Committee.
HR 42 Author: Allen, Joe
Caption: Permitting the Support POW-MIA Organization to use the Hall of the House.
HR 105 Author: Allen, Joe
Caption: Extending birthday wishes to the Honorable James Benjamin Bynum.
HR 281 Author: Allen, Joe
Caption: Concerning copies of the constitutional revision study.
62nd Regular Session
HB 4 Author: Allen, Joe | et. al.
Caption: Relating to requirements for energy absorption systems for private passenger automobiles.
HB 5 Author: Allen, Joe
Caption: Relating to authorizing the Air Control Board to promulgate rules, regulations, and standards to control excessive noise and providing civil penalties and injunctive relief in case of violations.
HB 6 Author: Allen, Joe
Caption: Relating to the inspection of tires annually on certain motor vehicles; providing an effective date.
HB 7 Author: Allen, Joe
Caption: Relating to certain sales and purchases by dealers in used or secondhand personal property.
HB 8 Author: Allen, Joe
Caption: Relating to the dating of fresh milk, fresh eggs, and fresh meat by a retail seller; providing a penalty for violation.
HB 9 Author: Allen, Joe
Caption: Relating to authorizing the Texas Commissioner of Agriculture to cancel the registration of, or to refuse to register an economic pesticide under certain circumstances.
HB 10 Author: Allen, Joe
Caption: Relating to providing for a required course in consumer education in the public schools.
HB 11 Author: Allen, Joe
Caption: Relating to taking of exposed shell deposits in certain specified mineral tracts of Galveston and Chambers Counties in Galveston Bay.
HB 82 Author: Allen, Joe
Caption: Relating to amending Texas Penal Code, providing that any person selling any explosive, inflammable or combustible substance classified as a bomb shall require the purchaser to state in writing his name, age, and the purpose for which the purchased substance is intended; providing a penalty for violation.
HB 254 Author: Allen, Joe
Caption: Relating to the release of a defendant on a personal bond.
HB 255 Author: Allen, Joe
Caption: Relating to the licensing of bail bondsmen, providing penalties.
HB 344 Author: Allen, Joe
Caption: Relating to interference with the right of the public to have access to public waters; providing a penalty.
HB 345 Author: Allen, Joe
Caption: Relating to rights in underground water.
HB 412 Author: Allen, Joe
Caption: Relating to denial of an injection well permit under certain circumstances.
HB 441 Author: Allen, Joe
Caption: Relating to validating all governmental acts of the board of directors of the Harris County Utility District No. 4 or relating to the district.
HB 458 Author: Allen, Joe
Caption: Relating to ratifying, confirming, approving and validating the creation and organization of conservation and reclamation districts, including districts created by special legislative act which adopted in part the general laws applicable to such conservation and reclamation districts, all proceedings and actions taken by the board of directors or governing bodies of such districts in organizing, selecting officers, adding or annexing land or excluding land, authorizing, selling or issuing bonds of such districts.
HB 459 Author: Allen, Joe
Caption: Relating to creating and establishing, without consent of political subdivisions, a conservation and reclamation district known as "Spanish Cove Public Utility District," declaring district a governmental agency, body politic and corporate.
HB 460 Author: Allen, Joe
Caption: Relating to creating and establishing, without consent of political subdivisions, a conservation and reclamation district known as "Luce Bayou Public Utility District," declaring district a governmental agency, body politic and corporate.
HB 649 Author: Allen, Joe
Caption: Relating to the authorization of any public free school district of this state to conduct and supervise special education classes for the deaf.
HB 848 Author: Allen, Joe | et. al.
Caption: Relating to the purchase and operation of school buses.
HB 1095 Author: Allen, Joe
Caption: Relating to taxation of the receipts from the sale or use of certain water. "The Texas Water Resources Act of 1971"
HB 1105 Author: Allen, Joe
Caption: Relating to the deposit of cash with a court in the execution of a bail bond.
HB 1106 Author: Allen, Joe
Caption: Relating to persons released from custody pending disposition of criminal charges or appeals.
HB 1107 Author: Allen, Joe
Caption: Relating to providing that land may be annexed to Harris County Utility District No. 1.
HB 1108 Author: Allen, Joe
Caption: Relating to providing that land may be annexed to Harris County Utility District No. 2.
HB 1109 Author: Allen, Joe
Caption: Relating to providing that land may be annexed to Harris County Utility District No. 3.
HB 1110 Author: Allen, Joe
Caption: Relating to creating and establishing, without consent of political subdivisions, a conservation and reclamation district known as "Enchanted Place Public Utility District," declaring district a governmental agency, body politic and corporate.
HB 1112 Author: Allen, Joe
Caption: Relating to notice of cancellation of certain insurance policies and to the time allowed for cancellation of certain policies for nonpayment of premiums.
HB 1119 Author: Allen, Joe
Caption: Relating to adding the power and prescribing procedures for adding certain territory to Harris County Utility District No. 4 which now is within another conservation and reclamation district.
HB 1150 Author: Allen, Joe
Caption: Relating to the regulation of the delivery of pistols to certain persons, prohibiting the delivery of pistols to certain persons, and prohibiting the possession, sale, purchase of, or offer to sell or purchase certain dangerous revolvers and their treatment as contraband; providing for civil and criminal penalties.
HB 1340 Author: Allen, Joe
Caption: Relating to academic freedom, tenure, and dismissal of faculty members of institutions of higher education,.
HB 1550 Author: Allen, Joe
Caption: Relating to creating the Bays and Estuaries Protection Agency; providing for penalties for violations.
HB 1551 Author: Allen, Joe
Caption: Relating to the labeling and the sale, offer for sale, or exposure for sale of certain detergents; providng a penalty.
HB 1553 Author: Allen, Joe
Caption: Relating to the approval and filing of subdivision plats in incorporated cities and towns and in counties, the requiring of subdividers to make certain provisions for school, park, and playground areas, and the authority of the governing bodies of cities and towns and commissioners courts to establish certain standards.
HB 1554 Author: Allen, Joe
Caption: Relating to the protection of the red wolf in this state; providing a penalty.
HB 1741 Author: Allen, Joe
Caption: Relating to high school equivalency examinations.
HCR 152 Author: Allen, Joe
Caption: Commending the Echols family and the Citizens National Bank and Trust Company of Baytown.
HCR 165 Author: Allen, Joe
Caption: Congratulating the People's Bank of Baytown.
HJR 2 Author: Allen, Joe | et. al.
Caption: Proposing an amendment to Sections 1 and 2, Article VI, Constitution of the State of Texas, so as to lower the minimum age required for voting to 18 years.
HJR 9 Author: Allen, Joe
Caption: Proposing an amendment to Article VIII of the Constitution of the State of Texas to provide the governing body of a county home-rule or general-law city, school district and junior college district may authorize an additional $3,000 residence homestead exemption for persons 65 years of age or older.
HR 205 Author: Allen, Joe
Caption: Naming Jon Christopher Ogg a Mascot of the House of Representatives of the 62nd Legislature.
HR 228 Author: Allen, Joe
Caption: Naming Sara Noel Gammage and Terry Lynn Gammage as Mascots of the House of Representatives of the 62nd Legislature.
HR 229 Author: Allen, Joe
Caption: Naming Lindon Miriam Williams II a Mascot of the House of Representatives of the 62nd Legislature.
HR 231 Author: Allen, Joe
Caption: Naming Jon Christopher Ogg a Mascot of the House of Representatives of the 62nd Legislature.
HR 601 Author: Allen, Joe | et. al.
Caption: Creating a special interim committee to study the city and county jails of the state in an effort to investigate possible improvements in both facilities and programs which will ensure a maximum effort to rehabilitate the imprisoned persons.
62nd 2nd Called Session
HR 31 Author: Allen, Joe
Caption: Naming Bob Gammage, Jr., Mascot of the House of Representatives.
62nd 4th Called Session
HR 16 Author: Allen, Joe
Caption: In memory of Mrs. R. D. (Frankie) Randolph.
61st Regular Session
HB 9 Author: Allen, Joe
Caption: Relating to the taking of exposed shell deposits in certain specified mineral tracts of Galveston and Chambers Counties in Galveston Bay.
HB 11 Author: Allen, Joe
Caption: Relating to authorizing a city, town, or village to pay an employee his full salary while he is hospitalized or incapacitated.
HB 12 Author: Allen, Joe
Caption: Relating to requiring vehicles operated on divided highways of this state to be driven in the right-hand lane of the right-hand roadway except in certain instances.
HB 13 Author: Allen, Joe
Caption: Relating to providing for certain temporary branch offices for absentee voting by personal appearance.
HB 14 Author: Allen, Joe
Caption: Relating to making it unlawful to knowingly transfer a tobacco product to certain minors and to maintain certain unsupervised vending devices; providing for enforcement.
HB 215 Author: Allen, Joe
Caption: Relating to increasing the membership of the Parks and Wildlife Commission and providing for appointment of members to the Commission.
HB 567 Author: Allen, Joe | et. al.
Caption: Relating to the protection of certain taxable products by prohibiting the offering or transferring of promotional sales bonuses; providing a penalty.
HB 590 Author: Allen, Joe
Caption: Relating to creating and establishing a conservation and reclamation district known as "Thompson Road Utility District."
HB 591 Author: Allen, Joe
Caption: Related to creating and establishing a conservation and reclamation district known as "Lynchburg Utility District."
HB 971 Author: Allen, Joe
Caption: Relating to creating and establishing a conservation and reclamation district known as "Cedar Bayou Park Utility District".
HB 972 Author: Allen, Joe
Caption: Relating to amending the Business and Commerce Code relative to deceptive advertising so as to make unlawful certain solicitations and representations regarding labor organizations.
HB 985 Author: Allen, Joe
Caption: Relating to repealing Statues relating to hours of work for female employees.
HB 986 Author: Allen, Joe
Caption: Relating to amending the Texas Probate Code relating to the natural guardian of minor children.
HB 987 Author: Allen, Joe
Caption: Relating to certain conditions under which the county judge shall refuse to approve an application for a Retail Dealer's On-Premise License; amending the Texas Liquor Control Act.
HB 1022 Author: Allen, Joe
Caption: Relating to creating and establishing a conservation and reclamation district known as "Baytown Levee District".
HB 1203 Author: Allen, Joe
Caption: Relating to regulating the delivery of pistols by dealers and pawnbrokers; prohibiting deliveries to certain persons; providing for criminal and civil penalties.
HB 1255 Author: Allen, Joe
Caption: Relating to creating and establishing a conservation and reclamation district known as "Harris County Utility District No. 1".
HB 1256 Author: Allen, Joe
Caption: Relating to creating and establishing a conservation and reclamation district known as "Harris County Utility District No. 2".
HB 1257 Author: Allen, Joe
Caption: Relating to creating and establishing a conservation and reclamation district known as "Harris County Utility District No. 3".
HB 1258 Author: Allen, Joe
Caption: Relating to creating and establishing a conservation and reclamation district known as "Harris County Utility District No. 4".
HB 1259 Author: Allen, Joe
Caption: Relating to creating and establishing a conservation and reclamation district known as "Harris County Utility District No. 5".
HB 1279 Author: Allen, Joe
Caption: Relating to providing for the sale of bonds by Sequoia Improvement District at a price not less than that provided by law.
HB 1280 Author: Allen, Joe
Caption: Relating to providing for the sale of bonds by Wilcrest Improvement District at a price not less than that provided by law.
HB 1281 Author: Allen, Joe
Caption: Relating to providing for the sale of bonds by Briarwick Improvement District at a price not less than that provided by law.
HB 1282 Author: Allen, Joe
Caption: Relating to providing for the sale of bonds by Bordersville Improvement District at a price not less than that provided by law.
HB 1283 Author: Allen, Joe
Caption: Relating to providing for the sale of bonds by West Road Improvement District at a price not less than that provided by law.
HB 1284 Author: Allen, Joe
Caption: Relating to providing for the sale of bonds by Clear Woods Improvement District at a price not less than that provided by law.
HB 1285 Author: Allen, Joe
Caption: Relating to providing for the sale of bonds by Timberlake Improvement District at a price not less than that provided by law.
HB 1286 Author: Allen, Joe
Caption: Relating to providing for the sale of bonds by Inverness Forest Improvement District at a price not less than that provided by law.
HB 1287 Author: Allen, Joe
Caption: Relating to providing for the sale of bonds by Bender Road Improvement District at a price not less than that provided by law.
HB 1312 Author: Allen, Joe
Caption: Relating to providing for the sale of bonds by Braeburn West Utility District at a price not less than provided by law.
HB 1390 Author: Allen, Joe
Caption: Relating to ratifying and validating all proceedings and actions had and taken by the governing body of Harris County Water Control and Improvement District No. 81, the organization of the district, all notices and all proceedings relating thereof, and all elections and hearings.
HB 1436 Author: Allen, Joe | et. al.
Caption: Relating to creating and establishing a conservation and reclamation district known as "Rhea Utility District".
HB 1471 Author: Allen, Joe
Caption: Relating to creating and establishing a conservation and reclamation district known as "Louetta Road Utility District".
HB 1479 Author: Allen, Joe
Caption: Relating to creating and establishing a conservation and reclamation district known as "CNP Utility District".
HJR 1 Author: Allen, Joe | et. al.
Caption: Relating to proposing a constitutional amendment to lower the minimum age required for voting to 18 years.
HJR 2 Author: Allen, Joe | et. al.
Caption: Relating to proposing a constitutional amendment to provide that the governing body of a county and a home-rule or general-law city may authorize an additional Three Thousand Dollar ($3,000) residence homestead exemption for persons sixty-five (65) years of age or older.
HJR 52 Author: Allen, Joe
Caption: Relating to proposing a constitutional amendment to authorize religious nonprofit organizations to conduct bingo games for charitable purposes.
60th Regular Session
HB 376 Author: Allen, Joe | et. al.
Caption: Relating to appropriating the sum of $2,500,000 to be used for the purpose of furnishing and equipping additions to The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Hospital and Tumor Institute at Houston.
HB 667 Author: Allen, Joe
Caption: Relating to increasing the membership of the Parks and Wildlife Commission and providing for appointment of members to the Commission.
HB 708 Author: Allen, Joe
Caption: Relating to the taking of exposed shell deposits and dredging near navigation channels, shorelines, game refuges, wildlife sanctuaries, or public parks; relating to issuance and cancellation of permits; prescribing a penalty.
HB 709 Author: Allen, Joe
Caption: Relating to requiring vehicles operated on divided highways of this state to be driven in the right-hand lane of the right-hand roadway except in certain instances.
HB 1081 Author: Allen, Joe
Caption: Relating to amending certain acts so as to provide for an additional ten cents per cubic yard on all shell or mudshell sold by the Parks and Wildlife Department; providing that such monies shall be deposited in the General Revenue Fund.
HB 1082 Author: Allen, Joe | et. al.
Caption: Relating to creating the Court of Domestic Relations No. 5 for Harris County.