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Legislation authored by George L. Preston

Includes legislation with George L. Preston as the primary author for the 63rd through 64th Legislatures. For other types of authorship, search the Legislative Archive System. Author information is not available prior to the 63rd Legislature.

64th Regular Session
HB 318 Author: Preston, George L.
Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Prohibiting the purchase of imported beef by state agencies and subdivisions; providing the State Department of Health with authority to enforce the provisions of the Act and to promulgate certain rules and regulations.
HB 335 Author: Preston, George L.
Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to compensation for county school trustees or members of a county board of education.
HB 544 Author: Preston, George L.
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Natural Resources
Caption: Amending the Texas Grain Warehouse Act; relating to maintenance of records by a licensed warehouseman; providing a penalty.
HB 599 Author: Preston, George L.
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Judicial Affairs
Caption: Relating to the per diem to be paid to grand jurors.
HB 600 Author: Preston, George L.
Last Action: Considered by committee in public hearing
Caption: Relating to the tuition fee to be paid by residents of state adjacent to Texas for admission to public junior colleges located in counties on the state border.
HB 601 Author: Preston, George L.
Last Action: Reported from committee favorably without amendments
Caption: Relating to technical-vocational education.
HB 666 Author: Preston, George L.
Last Action: Reported from committee with substitute
Caption: Providing for a nonbinding referendum election on the issue of rescinding the state's ratification of the proposed amendment to the Constitution of the United States relative to equal rights for men and women.
HB 691 Author: Preston, George L.
Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to the release pending trial of persons accused of criminal offenses.
HB 880 Author: Preston, George L.
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Judicial Affairs
Caption: Relating to the creation of the constitutional office of Criminal District Attorney of Lamar County; abolishing the office of County Attorney of Lamar County.
HB 881 Author: Preston, George L.
Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the jurisdiction of the County Court of Titus County and the district courts having jurisdiction in Titus County.
HB 1077 Author: Preston, George L.
Last Action: Reported from subcommittee favorably without amendments
Caption: Relating to the limitation on the amount of loans under and a special fund for money of the Veterans' Land Program.
HB 1408 Author: Preston, George L.
Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Amending Section 3.02 (a) (22) of the Texas Education Code to modify the definition of "school year"; providing for recalculation of annual compensation of certain active members.
HB 1416 Author: Preston, George L.
Last Action: Reported from committee favorably without amendments
Caption: Relating to sustaining venue in negligence suits in a county where an act or omission of negligence occurred when such act or omission was that of the tort feasor.
HB 1673 Author: Preston, George L.
Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to educational services for the blind and visually handicapped; providing for early identification and appropriate referral of blind and visually handicapped individuals; establishing the Governor's Coordinating Office for the Visually Handicapped; prescribing minimum standards and procedures to assure the more adequate education of individuals handicapped by serious visual loss; delineating the responsibilities of certain state-supported organizations carrying out activities impacted upon or impacting upon educational effort in behalf of blind and visually handicapped individuals; authorizing the Texas School for the Blind to conduct research, demonstration and training activities necessary for the fostering of greater adequacy in the educational effort exerted in behalf of blind and visually handicapped students by the local independent school districts of the state; providing for necessary administrative and programmatic improvements at the Texas School for the Blind; authorizing the establishment of a pilot program of state purchases of goods and services manufactured by multiply handicapped blind individuals who do not derive sufficient benefits from educational programs to be enabled to undertake employment in competitive job settings.
HB 1674 Author: Preston, George L.
Last Action: Effective in 90 days
Caption: Relating to compensation of certain counties in which the county attorney performs the duties of a district attorney in addition to the duties of a county attorney
HB 1943 Author: Preston, George L.
Last Action: Reported from committee favorably with amendments
Caption: Relating to education services for the deaf; providing for early identification and appropriate referral of deaf individuals; establishing the Governor's Coordinating Office for the Deaf; abolishing the State Commission for the Deaf; prescribing minimum standards and procedures to assure the more adequate education of individuals handicapped by serious hearing loss; delineating the responsibilties of certain state-supported organizations carrying out activities impacted upon or impacting upon educational effort in behalf of deaf individuals; authorizing the Texas School for the Deaf to conduct research, demonstration, and training activities necessary for the fostering of greater adequacy in the eduational effort exerted in behalf of deaf students by the local independent school districts of the state; providing for necessary administrative and programmatic improvements at the Texas School for the Deaf.
HB 1973 Author: Preston, George L.
Last Action: Reported from committee favorably without amendments
Caption: Relating to the payment of group life and health insurance premiums of members of the Texas Central Education Agency, the Texas Rehabilitation Commission, and the Coordinating Board, Texas College and University System.
HB 2055 Author: Preston, George L.
Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to compensation of members of the Juvenile Board for Lamar County.
63rd Regular Session
HB 401 Author: Preston, George L.
Last Action: Considered in public hearing
Caption: Relating to the release pending trial of persons accused of criminal offenses; amending the Code of Criminal Procedure, 1965.
HB 402 Author: Preston, George L.
Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to release of persons sentenced to imprisonment in jail during certain hours for continuation of employment and certain other purposes.
HB 510 Author: Preston, George L.
Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to certain allegations of medical and hospital expenses in an action for damages for personal injury which are deemed admitted unless denied under oath.
HB 637 Author: Preston, George L.
Last Action: Signed by the Governor
Caption: Relating to authorizing the Parks and Wildlife Commission to commission as peace officers certain qualified persons to enforce game and fish laws; and declaring an emergency.
HB 737 Author: Preston, George L.
Last Action: Subcommittee hearing date
Caption: Relating to the eligibility of certain consolidated school districts for incentive aid payments.
HB 1116 Author: Preston, George L.
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Appropriations
Caption: Relating to duties of the Texas Legislative Council with regard to the making certain reports on the performance of certain agencies, departments, schools, and institutions.
HB 1117 Author: Preston, George L.
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Natural Resources
Caption: Relating to auditors' reports of and the issuing of bonds by fresh water supply districts.
HB 1518 Author: Preston, George L.
Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Providing for presidential preference primary elections and for the allocation of delegates and alternates to the national convention of a political party which holds a primary on the basis of the statewide results of the presidential primary; also providing for the election of delegates and alternates to the state conventions of parties holding primary elections through election at the general primary election; amending the Texas Election Code as follows: amending Section 212, as amended (Article 13.34, Vernon's Texas Election Code), and Subsection (a), Section 235, as amended (Article 13.58), and adding Section 235a; and declaring an emergency.
HB 1618 Author: Preston, George L.
Last Action: Signed by the Governor
Caption: Relating to the composition and other provisions of the 6th Judicial District; amending Subdivision 6, Article 199, Revised Civil Statutes of Texas, 1925, as amended; and declaring an emergency.
HB 1638 Author: Preston, George L.
Last Action: Signed by the Governor
Caption: Amending Chapter 298, Acts, Regular Session, 58th Legislature in 1963 to provide that the County Judge of Titus County Shall be an ex officio member of the Board of Hospital Managers of Titus County Hospital District; making a finding that local notice has been properly given; providing a saving clause; and declaring an emergency.
HB 1694 Author: Preston, George L.
Last Action: Signed by the Governor
Caption: Relating to the creation, establishment, administration, financing, duties, powers, authority, expansion, and operation of the North East Texas Solid Waste Management Authority; and declaring an emergency.
HB 1731 Author: Preston, George L.
Last Action: Sent to Calendar Committee
Caption: Relating to elections for the abolition of cities, towns, and villages; amending Section 2, Chapter 736, Acts of the 60th Legislature, Regular Session, 1967 (Article 1241a, Vernon's Texas Civil Statutes); and declaring an emergency.
HR 245 Author: Preston, George L.
Caption: Creating an interim committee to study educational needs for deaf and visually handicapped students.
63rd 1st Called Session
HCR 10 Author: Preston, George L.
Last Action: Signed by the Governor
Caption: Commending Gordon Sinclair of Toronto, Canada.
57th Regular Session
HB 70 Author: Preston, George L.
Caption: Relating to amending a certain Statute providing a formula distribution of textbooks on the subject of agriculture to certain grades.
HB 452 Author: Preston, George L.
Caption: Relating to amending a certain Act relating to Lamar County Hospital District.
HB 522 Author: Preston, George L. | et. al.
Caption: Relating to the creation of the National Seashore Area on part of Padre Island and the surrounding submerged lands.
HB 893 Author: Preston, George L.
Caption: Relating to creating a Conservation District comprising certain territory lying within the County of Lamar, Texas, for the purpose of flood control and preservation of land and soil and the fertility thereof, and to construct, acquire, improve, carry out, maintain, repair and operate dams, structures, projects and works of improvements for flood prevention.
HB 1043 Author: Preston, George L.
Caption: Relating to amending a certain Act relating to the hunting and taking of wild turkey in Lamar County; relating to the hunting and taking of squirrel in Lamar County.
56th Regular Session
HB 296 Author: Preston, George L. | et. al.
Caption: Relating to amending certain acts by providing that citizens of this State who are honorably discharged veterans of the United States Armed Forces with fifty per cent (50%) or more disability are not required to possess fishing licenses; exempting United States veterans with more than fifty per cent (50%) disability from paying fees for a hunting license.
HB 443 Author: Preston, George L.
Caption: Relating to regulating the taking or killing of squirrel in Lamar County.
HB 454 Author: Preston, George L. | et. al.
Caption: Relating to the responsibilities, powers, and duties of the Central Education Agency, State Board of Education and State Commission of Education with respect to Public Junior Colleges.
HB 516 Author: Preston, George L.
Caption: Relating to amending certain statutes by granting commissioners courts power to make rules and regulations governing parking on county owned property; making violation of such parking rules a misdemeanor subject to a fine; providing for impounding of vehicles parked in violation hereof.
HB 523 Author: Preston, George L.
Caption: Relating to abolishing the office of County Attorney of Lamar County, Texas; creating the Constitutional office of Criminal District Attorney for Lamar County.
HB 532 Author: Preston, George L.
Caption: Relating to permitting Lamar County, through a county-wide election, to constitute itself a hospital district for the care of the county's indigent and needy; providing the effective date hereof.
HB 551 Author: Preston, George L. | et. al.
Caption: Relating to amending the Texas Liquor Control Act in regards to local option elections.
HB 573 Author: Preston, George L.
Caption: Relating to authorizing the Lamar County Water Control and Improvement District, Number 1, to levy, assess and collect a special assessment based upon actual benefits received by lands within the District arising from floodwater retarding structures and dams in the District constructed by the District.
HB 574 Author: Preston, George L.
Caption: Relating to authorizing the Lamar County Water Control and Improvement District, No. 3, to levy, assess and collect a special assessment based upon actual benefits received by lands within the District arising from floodwater retarding structures and dams in the District constructed by the District.
HB 861 Author: Preston, George L.
Caption: Relating to amending certain acts to prohibit hunting and taking of deer with rifles in Precinct 4 of Lamar County.
HJR 39 Author: Preston, George L.
Caption: Proposing an amendment providing that the Legislature may authorize the creation of a Hospital District co-extensive with Lamar County, having certain stated powers and duties and subject to certain stated limitations.