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Legislation authored by O.H. 'Ike' Harris

Includes legislation with O.H. 'Ike' Harris as the primary author for the 63rd through 73rd Legislatures. For other types of authorship, search the Legislative Archive System. Author information is not available prior to the 63rd Legislature.

73rd Regular Session
SB 77 Author: Harris, O.H.
Last Action: Referred to Investments & Banking
Caption: Relating to the authority of certain state financial regulatory agencies to enforce laws pertaining to certain institutions and loan and securities transactions that they regulate; providing administrative penalties.
SB 100 Author: Harris, O.H.
Last Action: Withdrawn from intent calendar
Caption: Relating to tax and regulatory relief as incentives for the production of certain gas that is difficult or expensive to produce and relating to a reduced oil production tax rate for oil from certain enhanced recovery projects.
SB 241 Author: Harris, O.H.
Last Action: Referred to Finance
Caption: Relating to contributions to and benefits from the Judicial Retirement System of Texas Plan Two.
SB 347 Author: Harris, O.H.
Last Action: Withdrawn from intent calendar
Caption: Relating to advertising by a mixed beverage permittee.
SB 348 Author: Harris, O.H.
Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the control of certain airports, air navigation facilities, and airport hazard areas.
SB 382 Author: Harris, O.H.
Last Action: Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the organization and operation of nonprofit corporations.
SB 389 Author: Harris, O.H.
Last Action: No action taken in committee
Caption: Relating to the process under which state agencies and other entities are periodically reviewed under the Texas Sunset Act.
SB 390 Author: Harris, O.H.
Last Action: Referred to Economic Development
Caption: Relating to the continuation of the Texas Workers' Compensation Insurance Facility.
SB 412 Author: Harris, O.H.
Last Action: Withdrawn from intent calendar
Caption: Relating to components of net income used in establishing rates of a gas utility.
SB 413 Author: Harris, O.H.
Last Action: Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to the regulation of real estate brokers, salesmen, and inspectors.
SB 521 Author: Harris, O.H.
Last Action: Effective on 9/1/93
Caption: Relating to the requirement for a muzzleloader hunting stamp; providing a penalty.
SB 522 Author: Harris, O.H.
Last Action: Effective in 90 days -- 8/30/93
Caption: Relating to the definition of gambling device; providing an exclusion of contrivances that are designed for amusement purposes.
SB 550 Author: Harris, O.H.
Last Action: Withdrawn from intent calendar
Caption: Relating to the operation of the state lottery; creating the State Lottery Commission.
SB 571 Author: Harris, O.H.
Last Action: No action taken in committee
Caption: Relating to the residency and citizenship qualifications for holding a racetrack license under the Texas Racing Act.
SB 572 Author: Harris, O.H. | et. al.
Last Action: Effective in 90 days -- 8/30/93
Caption: Relating to the creation of municipal courts of record in the City of Hurst.
SB 592 Author: Harris, O.H. | et. al.
Last Action: Referred to Economic Development
Caption: Relating to the regulation of certain staff leasing services; providing penalties.
SB 707 Author: Harris, O.H.
Last Action: Referred to Finance
Caption: Relating to the application of the sales and use tax to food products sold to prison inmates.
SB 732 Author: Harris, O.H.
Last Action: Withdrawn from intent calendar
Caption: Relating to the organization and operation of certain business organizations that provide for limited liability; providing penalties.
SB 768 Author: Harris, O.H.
Last Action: No action taken in committee
Caption: Relating to the regulation of bingo; providing penalties; imposing taxes.
SB 909 Author: Harris, O.H.
Last Action: Withdrawn from intent calendar
Caption: Relating to partnerships and the regulation of limited partnership interests as securities; adopting the Texas Revised Partnership Act; providing penalties.
SB 1077 Author: Harris, O.H.
Last Action: Effective on 9/1/93
Caption: Relating to the regulation of speech-language pathology and audiology and the continuation of the State Committee of Examiners for Speech Pathology and Audiology.
SB 1078 Author: Harris, O.H.
Last Action: Referred to Health & Human Services
Caption: Relating to the regulation of the practice of chiropractic.
SB 1079 Author: Harris, O.H.
Last Action: Referred to Health & Human Services
Caption: Relating to the regulation of the fitting and dispensing of hearing aids and speech-language pathology and audiology and to the creation of a new state board to replace the State Committee of Examiners for Speech Pathology and Audiology and the Texas Board of Examiners in the Fitting and Dispensing of Hearing Aids.
SB 1080 Author: Harris, O.H.
Last Action: Effective on 9/1/93
Caption: Relating to the regulation of podiatry and to the continuation and functions of the Texas State Board of Podiatry Examiners; providing a penalty.
SB 1081 Author: Harris, O.H.
Last Action: Referred to Economic Development
Caption: Relating to types of credit insurance in loan contracts.
SB 1082 Author: Harris, O.H.
Last Action: No action taken in committee
Caption: Relating to the issuance of obligations and the execution of credit agreements by certain governmental entities.
SB 1083 Author: Harris, O.H.
Last Action: Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the re-creation of the Texas-Israel Semi-Arid Fund as the Texas-Israel Exchange Fund and to the powers and duties of that board.
SB 1084 Author: Harris, O.H.
Last Action: Referred to s/c on Agriculture by President
Caption: Relating to increasing the grant amounts for and to the administration of the agricultural diversification and microenterprise support programs.
SB 1085 Author: Harris, O.H.
Last Action: No action taken in committee
Caption: Relating to the issuance of bonds by the Texas Agricultural Finance Authority.
SB 1086 Author: Harris, O.H.
Last Action: No action taken in committee
Caption: Relating to the continuation and operation of the General Services Commission and to the transfer of certain functions to or from the General Services Commission, the comptroller of public accounts, the Texas Commission on Fire Protection, and the Texas Department of Commerce.
SB 1087 Author: Harris, O.H.
Last Action: No action taken in committee
Caption: Relating to the linked deposit program to encourage commercial lending for certain agricultural purposes.
SB 1088 Author: Harris, O.H.
Last Action: Referred to Economic Development
Caption: Relating to transactions that do not constitute doing an insurance business in this state.
SB 1089 Author: Harris, O.H.
Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the farm and ranch loan security fund.
SB 1090 Author: Harris, O.H.
Last Action: No action taken in committee
Caption: Relating to operation of the Texas Lottery; providing penalties.
SB 1091 Author: Harris, O.H.
Last Action: Referred to Licensing & Admin. Procedures
Caption: Relating to authorizing product tastings on the premises of a package store.
SB 1092 Author: Harris, O.H.
Last Action: Referred to Criminal Justice
Caption: Relating to the imposition of a bond approval fee in a criminal case.
SB 1133 Author: Harris, O.H.
Last Action: Reported favorably w/o amendment(s)
Caption: Relating to the authority of the consumer credit commissioner and to the regulation of certain consumer credit practices; providing penalties.
SB 1134 Author: Harris, O.H.
Last Action: Referred to Economic Development
Caption: Relating to an amendment to the Texas Insurance Code including Article 3.33 concerning the investments of insurers including the treatment of money market funds.
SB 1232 Author: Harris, O.H.
Last Action: Referred to Economic Development
Caption: Relating to finance charge limitations.
SB 1246 Author: Harris, O.H.
Last Action: Referred to Economic Development
Caption: Relating to the regulation of certain business and insurance transactions by entities involved in the insurance industry; providing penalties.
SB 1298 Author: Harris, O.H. | et. al.
Last Action: Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to amending certain provisions concerning minimum standards of uniform practice and procedure for state agencies contained in the Administrative Procedure and Texas Register Act.
SB 1310 Author: Harris, O.H. | et. al.
Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the creation of municipal courts of record in Carrollton.
SB 1346 Author: Harris, O.H.
Last Action: Withdrawn by the Author
Caption: Relating to disclosure of names and addresses of retirement system members.
SB 1347 Author: Harris, O.H.
Last Action: Referred to Licensing & Admin. Procedures
Caption: Relating to the regulation of parimutuel racing.
SB 1385 Author: Harris, O.H. | et. al.
Last Action: Effective in 90 days -- 8/30/93
Caption: Relating to the creation of municipal courts of record in the City of Euless.
SCR 4 Author: Harris, O.H.
Last Action: Signed by the Governor
Caption: Granting each house of the legislature permission to adjourn for more than three days during the period from January 14 to January 25, 1993.
SCR 52 Author: Harris, O.H.
Last Action: Referred to Education
Caption: Authorizing the Board of Regents of The University of Texas System to purchase casualty and fire insurance policies on buildings and contents under their control.
SCR 82 Author: Harris, O.H.
Last Action: Recommended for local & uncontested Calendar
Caption: Encouraging state regulatory agencies to continue to develop systems and policies and to adopt initiatives consistent with the Administrative Procedures and Texas Register Act.
SJR 33 Author: Harris, O.H.
Last Action: Withdrawn from intent calendar
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment repealing the constitutional provision limiting the consideration for which stock and bonds of a corporation may be issued.
SJR 44 Author: Harris, O.H. | et. al.
Last Action: Filed with the Secretary of State
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment relating to the total principal amount of bonds and notes authorized to be issued or sold for the support of the Texas agricultural fund.
SR 1 Author: Harris, O.H.
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Senate caucus report.
SR 11 Author: Harris, O.H. | et. al.
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Temporary Rules of the Senate.
SR 114 Author: Harris, O.H. | et. al.
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Congratulating Senator Bill Sims on his birthday.
SR 133 Author: Harris, O.H.
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Relating to new apportionment terms in the Senate.
SR 190 Author: Harris, O.H.
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Adopting the Temporary Rules of the 73rd Legislature as the Permanent Rules of the 73rd Legislature.
SR 380 Author: Harris, O.H.
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing the Jesuit College Preparatory School of Dallas on the occasion of its 50th Anniversary Jubilee.
SR 1200 Author: Harris, O.H. | et. al.
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Senate Caucus Report for the Interim.
72nd Regular Session
SB 96 Author: Harris, O.H.
Last Action: Referred to special subcommittee
Caption: Relating to excavation operations that may damage underground facilities; imposing civil penalties.
SB 241 Author: Harris, O.H.
Last Action: Effective on 9/1/91
Caption: Relating to motor vehicle and trailer leases that permit or require the rental price to be adjusted.
SB 247 Author: Harris, O.H.
Last Action: Effective in 90 days -- 8/26/91
Caption: Relating to a defense to the offenses of possession of gambling device or equipment and possession of gambling paraphernalia.
SB 468 Author: Harris, O.H.
Last Action: No action taken in committee
Caption: Relating to the regulation of pawnshops; providing for the repeal of Subsection (c) of Section 121 of Chapter 780 Acts of the 71st Legislature, Regular Session.
SB 519 Author: Harris, O.H.
Last Action: Withdrawn from intent calendar
Caption: Relating to the authority and operation of certain business organizations which provide for limited liability.
SB 520 Author: Harris, O.H.
Last Action: Reported engrossed
Caption: Relating to certain private club registration permits.
SB 679 Author: Harris, O.H.
Last Action: Effective in 90 days -- 8/26/91
Caption: Relating to the authorization of investments in certain development corporation securities and development bank securities by certain private and governmental investors and certain public retirement systems.
SB 709 Author: Harris, O.H.
Last Action: Effective in 90 days -- 8/26/91
Caption: Relating to the location at which a bank may operate an unmanned teller machine and conditions for banks sharing such a machine.
SB 710 Author: Harris, O.H.
Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to branch banking.
SB 739 Author: Harris, O.H.
Last Action: Referred to Criminal Justice
Caption: Relating to the punishment for certain offenses involving theft, misapplication of fiduciary or other property, and securities fraud.
SB 740 Author: Harris, O.H.
Last Action: Referred to Criminal Justice
Caption: Relating to the period of limitation for the presentment of an indictment for fraud or a violation of The Securities Act.
SB 741 Author: Harris, O.H.
Last Action: Referred to Criminal Justice
Caption: Relating to the punishment for theft involving property with a value of $100,000 or more or certain real property.
SB 785 Author: Harris, O.H.
Last Action: Referred to Criminal Justice
Caption: Relating to the disposition of abandoned or unclaimed property, gambling paraphernalia, prohibited weapon, criminal instrument, and other contraband.
SB 857 Author: Harris, O.H.
Last Action: Effective in 90 days -- 8/26/91
Caption: Relating to the regulation of the practice of chiropractic.
SB 858 Author: Harris, O.H.
Last Action: Effective on 9/1/91
Caption: Relating to the payment for a certified court reporter's charges for a deposition.
SB 859 Author: Harris, O.H.
Last Action: No action taken in committee
Caption: Relating to advertising by a mixed beverage permittee.
SB 985 Author: Harris, O.H.
Last Action: 1st Printing sent to Local&Consent Calendars
Caption: Relating to retail installment contracts or retail charge agreements and providing for credit unemployment insurance.
SB 1261 Author: Harris, O.H.
Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the exemption of life, health, and accident insurance benefits from seizure under process.
SB 1262 Author: Harris, O.H.
Last Action: Effective on 9/1/91
Caption: Relating to the regulation of automatic dial announcing devices; providing criminal and civil penalties.
SB 1263 Author: Harris, O.H. | et. al.
Last Action: No action taken in committee
Caption: Relating to the amounts deducted from pari-mutuel pools in horse races.
SB 1264 Author: Harris, O.H. | et. al.
Last Action: No action taken in committee
Caption: Relating to the regulation and licensing of entities that operate facilities for greyhound racing or horse racing or for training greyhounds or horses for racing.
SB 1419 Author: Harris, O.H.
Last Action: Referred to Economic Development
Caption: Relating to the fixing, promulgating and payment of title insurance premiums.
SB 1420 Author: Harris, O.H.
Last Action: Referred to Economic Development
Caption: Relating to certain requirements for the issuance of title insurance policies.
SB 1421 Author: Harris, O.H.
Last Action: Referred to Economic Development
Caption: Relating to the operation of multiple offices by title insurance agents and title insurance companies.
SB 1422 Author: Harris, O.H.
Last Action: Referred to Economic Development
Caption: Relating to the business of title insurance.
SB 1423 Author: Harris, O.H.
Last Action: Referred to Economic Development
Caption: Relating to issuance of insured closing letters by title insurance companies.
SB 1456 Author: Harris, O.H. | et. al.
Last Action: Effective in 90 days -- 8/26/91
Caption: Relating to the renewal by the State Board of Insurance of a license, certificate, or other authorization to perform an activity regulated under the insurance laws of this state that is held by certain persons on active duty in the United States armed forces.
SB 1464 Author: Harris, O.H.
Last Action: Referred to Economic Development
Caption: Relating to the financing of heavy commercial vehicles.
SB 1499 Author: Harris, O.H.
Last Action: Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to the members of the Commission on Uniform State Laws.
SB 1538 Author: Harris, O.H.
Last Action: Vetoed by the Governor
Caption: Relating to the regulation of certain business relations.
SCR 99 Author: Harris, O.H.
Last Action: Withdrawn from calendar
Caption: Commending the National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws on the occasion of its 100th anniversary of service to the states.
SCR 137 Author: Harris, O.H.
Last Action: Signed by the Governor
Caption: Honoring J. J. Pearce High School and Lake Highlands High School.
SJR 35 Author: Harris, O.H.
Last Action: 1st Printing sent to Calendars
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment repealing the constitutional provision limiting the consideration for which stock and bonds of a corporation may be issued.
SR 719 Author: Harris, O.H.
Last Action: Laid on the table subject to call
Caption: Directing the Senate Economic Development Committee to conduct an interim study on employee leasing.
72nd 1st Called Session
SB 8 Author: Harris, O.H. | et. al.
Last Action: No action taken in committee
Caption: Relating to the regulation of insurance and the powers and duties of the Texas Department of Insurance.
SB 84 Author: Harris, O.H.
Last Action: Referred to Finance
Caption: Relating to the imposition of a sales tax on the sale of mixed beverages.
72nd 2nd Called Session
SB 57 Author: Harris, O.H.
Last Action: Tagged in committee
Caption: Relating to the regulation of insurance, the powers and duties of the Texas Department of Insurance, and maintaining motor vehicle financial responsibility.
SR 64 Author: Harris, O.H.
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Congratulating Senator Don Henderson on his birthday.
72nd 3rd Called Session
SB 16 Author: Harris, O.H.
Last Action: Referred to Committee of the Whole
Caption: Relating to apportionment of the state into senatorial districts.
72nd 4th Called Session
SB 12 Author: Harris, O.H.
Last Action: Referred to Jurisprudence
Caption: Relating to the failure of a person to perform an act that the person has a duty to perform.
SR 52 Author: Harris, O.H.
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: In memory of Robert L. Thornton, Jr.
71st Regular Session
SB 98 Author: Harris, O.H.
Last Action: Reported favorably w/o amendments
Caption: Relating to the governing board, regulation, and authority of group hospital service corporations.
SB 169 Author: Harris, O.H. | et. al.
Last Action: Effective in 90 days-8/28/89
Caption: Relating to actions that constitute the practice of chiropractic and certain activities that chiropractors may not perform.
SB 226 Author: Harris, O.H.
Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to limitations on group credit life insurance.
SB 306 Author: Harris, O.H.
Last Action: Record vote
Caption: Relating to brackets establishing ranges of cash advances or balances to which certain rates of charges apply in Article 3.15(1), Title 79, Revised Statutes (Article 5069-3.15(1), Vernon's Texas Civil Statutes).
SB 329 Author: Harris, O.H.
Last Action: Effective on 9/1/89
Caption: Relating to the regulation of public accountants.
SB 341 Author: Harris, O.H.
Last Action: Referred to Economic Development
Caption: Relating to the issuance of cease and desist orders against unauthorized insurers and persons engaged in an insurance business by the commissioner of insurance.
SB 342 Author: Harris, O.H.
Last Action: Referred to Economic Development
Caption: Relating to issuance of emergency cease and desist orders by the commissioner of insurance; authorizing the imposition of a civil penalty.
SB 343 Author: Harris, O.H.
Last Action: Referred to Economic Development
Caption: Relating to the capital and surplus requirements for life, health, and accident insurance companies.
SB 409 Author: Harris, O.H.
Last Action: Referred to Special Subcommittee
Caption: Relating to the regulation of accident and health, and Medicare supplement insurance.
SB 413 Author: Harris, O.H.
Last Action: Effective on 9/1/89
Caption: Relating to the form and effect of a loan agreement.
SB 430 Author: Harris, O.H.
Last Action: Effective in 90 days-8/28/89
Caption: Relating to the establishment of rates and charges to be assessed by motor bus companies; providing penalties.
SB 448 Author: Harris, O.H.
Last Action: Reported favorably with substitute
Caption: Relating to the regulation and licensing of entities who operate facilities for greyhound racing, horse racing, or training greyhounds or horses for racing.
SB 537 Author: Harris, O.H.
Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the delegation of the duties of a county judge to hear alcoholic beverage permit and license applications.
SB 607 Author: Harris, O.H.
Last Action: Effective on 9/1/89
Caption: Relating to the structure of the finance commission.
SB 608 Author: Harris, O.H.
Last Action: No action taken in committee
Caption: Relating to the incorporation, organization, operation, reorganization, and dissolution of certain corporations, real estate investment trusts, professional corporations, and professional associations.
SB 615 Author: Harris, O.H.
Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the authority of the Texas Employers' Insurance Association to become a mutual insurance company.
SB 632 Author: Harris, O.H.
Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the liability of independent contractors who contract with a municipality to provide certain mass transportation services.
SB 677 Author: Harris, O.H.
Last Action: Effective on 9/1/89
Caption: Relating to governmental contracts for architectural or engineering services.
SB 758 Author: Harris, O.H. | et. al.
Last Action: Laid on table subj. to call in comm.
Caption: Relating to the sale and purchase of redfish.
SB 759 Author: Harris, O.H.
Last Action: Effective on 9/1/89
Caption: Relating to the regulation of certain talent agencies; providing a penalty.
SB 780 Author: Harris, O.H. | et. al.
Last Action: No action taken in committee
Caption: Relating to exempting from sales and use taxes certain items used in the production of a motion picture.
SB 895 Author: Harris, O.H. | et. al.
Last Action: Vetoed by the Governor
Caption: Relating to admissions to, programs at, and management of certain components of The University of Texas System, including The University of Texas at Dallas, The University of Texas of the Permian Basin, and ....
SB 896 Author: Harris, O.H.
Last Action: Effective on 9/1/89
Caption: Relating to the regulation and taxation of coin-operated machines and their display.
SB 1020 Author: Harris, O.H. | et. al.
Last Action: Co-author authorized
Caption: Relating to certain prohibited payments to officers and directors of a corporation in relation to a change of control of the corporation; providing civil penalties.
SB 1021 Author: Harris, O.H.
Last Action: Effective on 9/1/89
Caption: Relating to the transaction of business by and the location of support personnel for the court of appeals for the Fifth Court of Appeals District.
SB 1264 Author: Harris, O.H.
Last Action: Referred to Special Subcommittee
Caption: Relating to the exemption of certain property that is part of a state-owned transportation facility from property taxation.
SB 1265 Author: Harris, O.H.
Last Action: Reported favorably with substitute
Caption: Relating to unlawful practices related to satellite programming; providing a civil penalty.
SB 1266 Author: Harris, O.H.
Last Action: Referred to Health & Human Services
Caption: Relating to HIV-related testing for insurance coverage purposes.
SB 1267 Author: Harris, O.H.
Last Action: Referred to Special Subcommittee
Caption: Relating to the creation of three judicial districts composed of Dallas County.
SB 1268 Author: Harris, O.H.
Last Action: Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to the continuation and review of certain state agencies under the Texas Sunset Act.
SB 1269 Author: Harris, O.H.
Last Action: No action taken in committee
Caption: Relating to prohibitions on the conduct of certain accountants.
SB 1270 Author: Harris, O.H.
Last Action: Effective on 1/1/90
Caption: Relating to the membership of a club holding a private club registration permit and to state fees.
SB 1271 Author: Harris, O.H.
Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to limitation of liability of directors of certain corporations, associations, or other organizations.
SB 1272 Author: Harris, O.H.
Last Action: Vetoed by the Governor
Caption: Relating to alcoholic beverage regulation; making an appropriation.
SB 1332 Author: Harris, O.H.
Last Action: Referred to Economic Development
Caption: Relating to the regulation and taxation of bingo and bingo receipts; providing administrative and enforcement procedures and civil and criminal penalties.
SB 1537 Author: Harris, O.H.
Last Action: Effective on 9/1/89
Caption: Relating to the juvenile board and court services department of Dallas County and to the salaries of the district judges having jurisdiction in Dallas County; authorizing and setting fees.
SB 1617 Author: Harris, O.H.
Last Action: Referred to Jurisprudence
Caption: Relating to the establishment of a civil process to assist in the prevention of insurance fraud.
SB 1644 Author: Harris, O.H.
Last Action: Effective on 9/1/89
Caption: Relating to life insurance policies and applications.
SB 1649 Author: Harris, O.H.
Last Action: Referred to Finance
Caption: Relating to an occupation tax on selling, transporting or brokering the sale or transportation of natural gas that is consumed in this state.
SB 1747 Author: Harris, O.H.
Last Action: Referred to Natural Resources
Caption: Relating to changing the name of the Farmers Branch-Carrollton Flood Control District to the Valwood Improvement Authority, staggering of the directors' terms, filling vacancies on the board, providing a per . . .
SB 1767 Author: Harris, O.H.
Last Action: Reported favorably with substitute
Caption: Relating to the funding of and the deposit of revenue generated by the Texas Racing Commission.
SB 1799 Author: Harris, O.H.
Last Action: No action taken in committee
Caption: Relating to the establishment of a civil process to assist in the prevention of insurance fraud.
SB 1822 Author: Harris, O.H.
Last Action: Reported favorably with substitute
Caption: Relating to the deductions from horse racing pari-mutuel pools and the distribution of breakage.
SCR 80 Author: Harris, O.H.
Last Action: Referred to Economic Development
Caption: Memorializing Congress to continue the program begun in the Southwest Plan.
SJR 12 Author: Harris, O.H.
Last Action: No action taken in committee
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment to change the oath for elected and appointed officers.
SR 187 Author: Harris, O.H.
Last Action: Read & adopted
Caption: Commending the Waters family for the contributions they have made to the City of Dallas and congratulating the Park Cities News on its 50th anniversary.
SR 462 Author: Harris, O.H.
Last Action: Read & adopted
Caption: Congratulating the Highland Park Department of Public Safety.
SR 463 Author: Harris, O.H.
Last Action: Read & adopted
Caption: Congratulating the Carrollton Police Department.
SR 620 Author: Harris, O.H.
Last Action: Read & adopted
Caption: Congratulating Mr. Pedro E. Prado on his many accomplishments and on introducing La Chaine des Rotisseurs.
71st 1st Called Session
SB 35 Author: Harris, O.H. | et. al.
Last Action: Ordered not printed
Caption: Relating to admissions to and programs at The University of Texas at Dallas.
SB 49 Author: Harris, O.H.
Last Action: Left as pending business in comm.
Caption: Relating to alcohol beverage regulation; and making an appropriation.
SB 68 Author: Harris, O.H.
Last Action: Referred to Economic Development
Caption: Relating to the power of the consumer credit commissioner to regulate under the Texas Pawnshop Act.
SB 103 Author: Harris, O.H.
Last Action: No action taken in committee
Caption: Relating to the terms of office of members of the Finance Commission of Texas.
SR 141 Author: Harris, O.H.
Last Action: Read & adopted
Caption: Congratulating the Northside People and its splendid staff on its inaugural issue.
71st 2nd Called Session
SB 19 Author: Harris, O.H.
Last Action: Reported favorably w/o amendments
Caption: Relating to the power of the consumer credit commissioner to regulate under the Texas Pawnshop Act.
SB 20 Author: Harris, O.H. | et. al.
Last Action: Co-author authorized
Caption: Relating to the change of domicile of insurance companies.
SB 54 Author: Harris, O.H.
Last Action: Reported favorably w/o amendments
Caption: Relating to the examination of a savings and loan association.
SR 116 Author: Harris, O.H.
Last Action: Read & adopted
Caption: Paying tribute to the remarkable life of service of Sam A. Wing, Jr., and commending all Wing Industries employees for a job well done.
71st 3rd Called Session
SB 41 Author: Harris, O.H.
Last Action: Referred to Economic Development
Caption: Relating to the change of domicile of insurance companies.
SR 5 Author: Harris, O.H.
Last Action: Read & adopted
Caption: Extending best wishes to John Indrieri.
71st 4th Called Session
SB 66 Author: Harris, O.H.
Last Action: Referred to Economic Development
Caption: Relating to the change of domicile of insurance companies.
SB 91 Author: Harris, O.H.
Last Action: Referred to Economic Development
Caption: Relating to certain security requirements for registration as a talent agency.
71st 5th Called Session
SB 48 Author: Harris, O.H.
Last Action: Meeting canceled
Caption: Relating to the operation of pawnshops.
SB 58 Author: Harris, O.H.
Last Action: Meeting canceled
Caption: Relating to certain security requirements for registration as a talent agency.
SB 59 Author: Harris, O.H.
Last Action: Meeting canceled
Caption: Relating to the change of domicile of insurance companies.
SB 79 Author: Harris, O.H.
Last Action: Referred to Economic Development
Caption: Relating to the regulation and licensing of entities that operate facilities for greyhound racing, horse racing, or training greyhounds or horses for racing.
SR 29 Author: Harris, O.H.
Last Action: Read & adopted
Caption: Congratulating Mrs. Dolly Crossley for being chosen 1990 Teacher of the Year by the College of Education at the University of North Texas.
71st 6th Called Session
SB 45 Author: Harris, O.H.
Last Action: Tagged in committee
Caption: Relating to the regulation and licensing of entities that operate facilities for greyhound racing, horse racing, or training greyhounds or horses for racing.
SB 64 Author: Harris, O.H.
Last Action: Reported favorably w/o amendments
Caption: Relating to the operation of pawnshops.
SB 65 Author: Harris, O.H.
Last Action: Reported favorably w/o amendments
Caption: Relating to the change of domicile of insurance companies.
70th Regular Session
SB 145 Author: Harris, O.H.
Last Action: Pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the prizes that may be offered or awarded at a bingo occasion.
SB 230 Author: Harris, O.H.
Last Action: Reported favorably with substitute
Caption: Relating to property taxation of business inventory, including residential realty.
SB 294 Author: Harris, O.H.
Last Action: Referred to Economic Development
Caption: Relating to the authority of certain stipulated premium insurance companies to issue life, health, and accident insurance.
SB 302 Author: Harris, O.H.
Last Action: Referred to Health & Human Services
Caption: Relating to the terms of office and the compensation of members of the State Board of Dental Examiners.
SB 344 Author: Harris, O.H.
Last Action: Effective in 90 days - 8/31/87
Caption: Relating to the obligations of a gas utility to serve and to maintain the capacity to serve a customer who has chosen to purchase from a competitor.
SB 345 Author: Harris, O.H.
Last Action: Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to the authority of the School Land Board and the board of regents of the University of Texas System to sell land to the Texas Low-Level Radioactive Waste Disposal Authority.
SB 369 Author: Harris, O.H.
Last Action: Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to the capital and surplus requirements for certain insurance companies.
SB 370 Author: Harris, O.H.
Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the capital and surplus requirements of insurance companies other than certain life, health, and accident insurance companies.
SB 447 Author: Harris, O.H.
Last Action: 1st Printing sent to Comm. on Cal.
Caption: Relating to the regulation of persons who practice public accountancy; providing penalties.
SB 538 Author: Harris, O.H.
Last Action: Reported favorably w/o amendments
Caption: Relating to brackets establishing ranges of cash advances or balances to which certain rates of charges apply.
SB 539 Author: Harris, O.H.
Last Action: Effective on 9/1/87
Caption: Relating to variable contract rate disclosures for motor vehicle retail installment contracts and to contracts for the retail installment sales of heavy commercial vehicles and for refunds on prepayment.
SB 649 Author: Harris, O.H.
Last Action: Referred to Economic Development
Caption: Relating to the licensing and regulation of public adjusters; providing penalties.
SB 707 Author: Harris, O.H.
Last Action: Motion withdrawn
Caption: Relating to an exemption from the franchise tax for certain corporations whose only business in this state is the solicitation of orders at trade shows.
SB 734 Author: Harris, O.H.
Last Action: Reported favorably with substitute
Caption: Relating to the investment of public funds.
SB 858 Author: Harris, O.H.
Last Action: Reported favorably with substitute
Caption: Relating to the application of strict liability or liability without negligence to the generation, transmission, distribution, sale or use of electric energy.
SB 876 Author: Harris, O.H.
Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the confidentiality of information regarding the financial condition of a bank.
SB 877 Author: Harris, O.H.
Last Action: Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to minimum lot size requirements for real property to be subdivided into lots, tracts or parcels.
SB 878 Author: Harris, O.H.
Last Action: Effective in 90 days - 8/31/87
Caption: Relating to group insurance definitions.
SB 879 Author: Harris, O.H.
Last Action: Effective in 90 days - 8/31/87
Caption: Relating to group insurance definitions.
SB 911 Author: Harris, O.H.
Last Action: Reported favorably with substitute
Caption: Relating to the offense of failing to keep cash sale tickets or failing to have cash sale tickets available for inspection by employees of the Parks and Wildlife Department; providing a penalty.
SB 912 Author: Harris, O.H.
Last Action: Effective on 9/1/87
Caption: Relating to the regulation of vessels operating in the exclusive economic zone that land fish, shrimp, crabs, or other aquatic organisms in this state.
SB 952 Author: Harris, O.H.
Last Action: Effective on 9/1/87
Caption: Relating to the ownership, consideration, and disposition of property lent to museums.
SB 953 Author: Harris, O.H.
Last Action: Effective in 90 days - 8/31/87
Caption: Relating to certain communications of members and employees of the public utility commission.
SB 954 Author: Harris, O.H.
Last Action: Effective on 9/1/87
Caption: Relating to the operation and regulation of fraternal benefit societies.
SB 1069 Author: Harris, O.H.
Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to files and records of certain offenses committed by juveniles.
SB 1106 Author: Harris, O.H.
Last Action: Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to the condemnation of a private lake by a county.
SB 1118 Author: Harris, O.H.
Last Action: Reported favorably with substitute
Caption: Relating to disclosures and causes of actions involving and the regulation of holders of liens or manufactured housing.
SB 1142 Author: Harris, O.H.
Last Action: Effective on 9/1/87
Caption: Relating to the regulation of certain career counseling services; providing a civil penalty.
SB 1143 Author: Harris, O.H.
Last Action: Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to financing of a building for the State Board of Insurance, authorizing bonds by the Texas Public Building Authority, and declaring an emergency.
SB 1144 Author: Harris, O.H.
Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to approval of certain construction, repair, or rehabilitation projects undertaken by private tenants on lands leased from institutions of higher education.
SB 1145 Author: Harris, O.H.
Last Action: Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to the powers and duties of the Sunset Advisory Commission and the review of certain agencies by that commission.
SB 1146 Author: Harris, O.H.
Last Action: Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to financing of a records and equipment warehouse for the State Board of Insurance, authorizing bonds by the Texas Public Building Authority, and declaring an emergency.
SB 1147 Author: Harris, O.H.
Last Action: Referred to Economic Development
Caption: Relating to regulation of certain rates of underwriters at Lloyd's.
SB 1148 Author: Harris, O.H.
Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the creation, operation, and regulation of risk retention groups and purchasing groups.
SB 1184 Author: Harris, O.H.
Last Action: Effective in 90 days - 8/31/87
Caption: Relating to registering a motor vehicle utilizing an electronic off-premises location.
SB 1221 Author: Harris, O.H.
Last Action: No action taken in committee
Caption: Relating to the regulation of certain utilities by the public utility commission.
SB 1343 Author: Harris, O.H.
Last Action: Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to retailer entertainment by manufacturers and imposing restrictions thereon; amending Section 102.07 of the Alcoholic Beverage Code, as amended, and amending Section 102.15 of the Alcoholic Beverage Code, as amended, and declaring an emergency.
SB 1344 Author: Harris, O.H.
Last Action: Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to the financial interest of an affiliate of a manufacturer with a general, local or branch distributor, amending Section 102.18, Texas Alcoholic Beverage Code, and declaring an emergency.
SB 1400 Author: Harris, O.H.
Last Action: Laid on table subj. to call in comm.
Caption: Relating to composition of the governing body of certain regional transportation authorities.
SB 1408 Author: Harris, O.H.
Last Action: 1st Printing sent to Comm. on Cal.
Caption: Relating to the date of the referendum on the question of legalization of pari-mutuel wagering under the Texas Racing Act.
SB 1423 Author: Harris, O.H.
Last Action: Referred to Education
Caption: Relating to the Engineering Excellence Fund.
SB 1441 Author: Harris, O.H.
Last Action: Effective on 9/1/87
Caption: Relating to registration of voters and determination of precincts; providing a penalty.
SB 1447 Author: Harris, O.H.
Last Action: Referred to Economic Development
Caption: Relating to the creation of a registered professional engineer's lien on property owned by a person who is liable for the amount owned for engineering work.
SB 1467 Author: Harris, O.H.
Last Action: Reported favorably w/o amendments
Caption: Relating to the civil liability of an owner, lessee, or occupant of real property.
SCR 2 Author: Harris, O.H.
Last Action: Signed by the Governor
Caption: Inviting Senator Phil Gramm to address a joint session on January 15.
SCR 3 Author: Harris, O.H.
Last Action: Signed by the Governor
Caption: Requesting Congress to reauthorize the Federal-aid Highway Program.
SCR 29 Author: Harris, O.H.
Last Action: Left as pending business in comm.
Caption: Granting American Family Life Assurance Company of Columbia permission to sue the State of Texas, the chairman of the State Board of Insurance, the comptroller of public accounts, and the state treasurer.
SCR 109 Author: Harris, O.H.
Last Action: Referred to Jurisprudence
Caption: Granting Kasler Corporation permission to sue the State of Texas and the Texas Turnpike Authority.
SCR 146 Author: Harris, O.H.
Last Action: Signed by the Governor
Caption: That the House is hereby requested to return HB 1606 to the Senate for further consideration.
SR 15 Author: Harris, O.H.
Caption: Extending birthday greetings to Lieutenant Governor William P. Hobby.
SR 22 Author: Harris, O.H.
Caption: Extending welcome to officials from Plano, Wylie, and Richardson.
SR 38 Author: Harris, O.H. | et. al.
Caption: Extending congratulations to the senior class of Company B1 of the Corps of Cadets at Texas A&M University.
SR 91 Author: Harris, O.H.
Caption: Extending welcome to David and Elsie Robertson of Scotland.
SR 211 Author: Harris, O.H.
Caption: Extending welcome to the eight "Capitol Scholar" winners from Richardson I.S.D.
SR 522 Author: Harris, O.H.
Caption: Commending "The Dallas Morning News" and reporters Olive Talley and Rita Rubin.
SR 623 Author: Harris, O.H.
Caption: Commending Mrs. Margaret Bacon.
SR 642 Author: Harris, O.H.
Caption: Commending Dr. John William Davis.
SR 715 Author: Harris, O.H.
Caption: Commending Gary E. Griffith.
70th 2nd Called Session
SB 21 Author: Harris, O.H.
Last Action: Reported favorably w/o amendments
Caption: Relating to the regulation of persons who practice public accountancy; providing civil penalties.
SB 25 Author: Harris, O.H.
Last Action: No action taken in committee
Caption: Relating to the date of the referendum on the question of legalization of pari-mutuel wagering under the Texas Racing Act.
SB 34 Author: Harris, O.H.
Last Action: Failed to pass to 3rd reading
Caption: Relating to the payment of wages by employers doing business in this state; providing penalties.
SB 104 Author: Harris, O.H.
Last Action: Referred to Economic Development
Caption: Relating to reductions in the premium for comprehensive coverage of automobiles protected by antitheft security systems.
SCR 13 Author: Harris, O.H.
Last Action: Left as pending business in comm.
Caption: Granting American Family Life Assurance Company permission to sue the State of Texas, the chairman of the State Board of Insurance, the comptroller of public accounts, and the state treasurer.
69th Regular Session
SB 23 Author: Harris, O.H.
Last Action: Co-author authorized
Caption: Relating to capital punishment for murder of two or more persons and for murder if the actor has previously been convicted of murder or capital murder.
SB 114 Author: Harris, O.H.
Last Action: Effective on . . . . . . . . . .
Caption: Authorizing and limiting investments of Texas life, health or accident insurers.
SB 124 Author: Harris, O.H.
Last Action: Laid on the table subject to call
Caption: Relating to the regulation and taxation of bingo games.
SB 234 Author: Harris, O.H.
Last Action: Meeting canceled
Caption: Relating to the exemption from Metropolitan Transit Authority local tax for items sold and shipped to a point outside of the Metropolitan Transit Authority.
SB 299 Author: Harris, O.H.
Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to the regulation and taxation of bingo games.
SB 313 Author: Harris, O.H.
Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to the regulation and licensing of pari-mutuel wagering on horse racing; providing penalties.
SB 353 Author: Harris, O.H.
Last Action: Reported favorably w/o amendments
Caption: Relating to the requirement of a license plate on the front of a motor vehicle and to the number of plates, symbols, tabs, or other devices to be issued.
SB 451 Author: Harris, O.H.
Last Action: Reported favorably with substitute
Caption: Relating to aquisition of control of a gas utility.
SB 461 Author: Harris, O.H.
Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to the enclosure of certain swimming pools.
SB 502 Author: Harris, O.H.
Last Action: Effective on . . . . . . . . . .
Caption: Relating to regulation of mortgage guaranty insurance by the State Board of Insurance and to rates, forms, and rules.
SB 543 Author: Harris, O.H.
Last Action: Record vote
Caption: Relating to venue for personal injury actions against a railroad corporation or an assignee, trustee, or receiver operating a railroad.
SB 617 Author: Harris, O.H.
Last Action: No action taken in committee
Caption: Relating to the acquisition, maintenance, and operation of a railroad by certain municipalities and other public agencies.
SB 703 Author: Harris, O.H.
Last Action: No action taken in committee
Caption: Relating to reciprocal regional banking.
SB 707 Author: Harris, O.H.
Last Action: Reported favorably with substitute
Caption: Relating to the licensing and regulation of interior designers and to the creation of the State Board of Interior Design; providing penalties.
SB 711 Author: Harris, O.H.
Last Action: Referred to Higher Education
Caption: Amending Subsection (a), Section 70.08, Education Code, relating to increasing the student union fee at The University of Texas at Dallas.
SB 718 Author: Harris, O.H.
Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the prohibition of the provision of financial services by banking organizations having limited banking powers.
SB 719 Author: Harris, O.H.
Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to authorizing and limiting transactions with funds and assets of Texas domestic insurers and to payment of certain debentures payable on liquidation; amending Article 21.39-B, Chapter 21, Insurance Code, as amended, by amending Section 1 and adding Section 5 and Article 21.39C; repealing laws in conflict; and declaring an emergency.
SB 751 Author: Harris, O.H.
Last Action: Reported favorably w/o amendments
Caption: Relating to insolvency of insurance companies; increasing limitations on the amount of covered claims; defining terms; amending Articles 21.28-C and 5.76(c), Insurance Code of Texas.
SB 765 Author: Harris, O.H.
Last Action: Vetoed by the Governor
Caption: Relating to the manufacture for sale out of state of gambling devices, equipment, or paraphernalia to be shipped out of state.
SB 912 Author: Harris, O.H.
Last Action: Referred to Economic Development
Caption: Relating to the imposition of a transcript evaluation fee for applicants for a real estate license.
SB 913 Author: Harris, O.H.
Last Action: 1st Printing sent to Comm. on Cal.
Caption: Relating to the grounds for refusing, revoking, or suspending the license of a chiropractor.
SB 914 Author: Harris, O.H.
Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to the definition of "bet" for the purposes of the Penal Code prohibition against gambling.
SB 915 Author: Harris, O.H.
Last Action: Laid on the table subject to call
Caption: Relating to transactions by the Board of Regents of The University of Texas System relating to the issuance, sale, exchange and redemption of bonds and notes.
SB 980 Author: Harris, O.H.
Last Action: Effective on . . . . . . . . . .
Caption: Relating to regulation of transportation of and commerce in fish and other edible marine products and to records of convictions and their use; providing penalties.
SB 981 Author: Harris, O.H.
Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to gasoline tax credits for sales and uses of gasoline and alcohol mixtures.
SB 982 Author: Harris, O.H.
Last Action: Referred to Economic Development
Caption: Relating to authorizing and limiting the use of corporate names by domestic and foreign corporations; amending Article 2.07, Section A. of the Texas Business Corporation Act; and declaring an emergency.
SB 983 Author: Harris, O.H.
Last Action: Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to authorizing and limiting the delivery or issuance for delivery of variable contracts by domestic and foreign insurance companies.
SB 984 Author: Harris, O.H.
Last Action: Postponed in committee
Caption: Relating to authorizing and limiting the content of insurance and annuity policies issued by domestic and foreign life insurance companies; amending Article 3.45, Section 2, Texas Insurance Code; and declaring an emergency.
SB 985 Author: Harris, O.H.
Last Action: Referred to Economic Development
Caption: Relating to certain insurers and canceled premium finance agreements.
SB 986 Author: Harris, O.H.
Last Action: Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to the inclusion of multiple sexual assaults by more than one actor committed against one victim in the same criminal episode in the definition of aggravated sexual assault.
SB 987 Author: Harris, O.H.
Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to the capital punishment for murder of a child or an elderly person.
SB 988 Author: Harris, O.H.
Last Action: No action taken in committee
Caption: Relating to the application of the Professional Prosecution Act to certain prosecuting attorneys and to the compensation of the criminal district attorney of Collin County.
SB 1002 Author: Harris, O.H.
Last Action: Effective on . . . . . . . . . .
Caption: Relating to the powers, duties, and funding of certain state agencies and local governmental entities that perform functions related to the commemoration of the Texas sesquicentennial; prohibiting certain acts; making a tax exemption; making appropriations.
SB 1003 Author: Harris, O.H.
Last Action: Referred to Ways & Means
Caption: Relating to the allocation of certain taxes on sales of amusement services.
SB 1004 Author: Harris, O.H.
Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to chartering, reserving, and regulating stipulated premium companies.
SB 1005 Author: Harris, O.H.
Last Action: Effective on . . . . . . . . . .
Caption: Relating to certain recodifications and redesignations to eliminate duplications in the Insurance Code and related statutes.
SB 1156 Author: Harris, O.H.
Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the location, maintenance, and examination of books, records, accounts, and principal offices outside the state by certain domestic insurance companies and to expenses and fees for examination.
SB 1197 Author: Harris, O.H.
Last Action: Postponed in committee
Caption: Relating to the maximum aggregate amount of prizes that can be offered or awarded on any one bingo occasion.
SB 1403 Author: Harris, O.H.
Last Action: Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to the lending of property to museums; notices of actions affecting the loaned property; limiting the period for the recovery of loaned property and the injury thereto.
SB 1415 Author: Harris, O.H.
Last Action: Effective on . . . . . . . . . .
Caption: Amending Subsection (c), Section 2, Article 11.01 and Article 11.20, Insurance Code, relating to conversions, consolidations, and mergers involving a mutual life insurance company.
SB 1423 Author: Harris, O.H.
Last Action: 1st Printing sent to Comm. on Cal.
Caption: Relating to and making a supplemental appropriation to the Texas State Board of Public Accountancy.
SB 1447 Author: Harris, O.H.
Last Action: Referred to Financial Institutions
Caption: Relating to the regulation of trust companies and corporations or other entities exercising trust powers.
SB 1487 Author: Harris, O.H.
Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the annexation of certain general-law cities or towns by certain larger cities or towns.
SCR 39 Author: Harris, O.H.
Last Action: Reported favorably w/o amendments
Caption: Directing the state agencies to implement a program to replace paper towels with electric hand dryers.
SCR 40 Author: Harris, O.H.
Last Action: Reported favorably w/o amendments
Caption: Directing state agencies to use nine-digit ZIP code when possible on presorted mail.
SCR 43 Author: Harris, O.H.
Last Action: Co-author authorized
Caption: Memorializing Congress to pursue a nonnuclear defensive system in space.
SR 10 Author: Harris, O.H.
Caption: Extending congratulations to Senator and Mrs. Don Henderson on the birth of their son, Donald Lee.
SR 56 Author: Harris, O.H.
Caption: Extending welcome to a group of citizens from Collin County.
SR 100 Author: Harris, O.H.
Caption: Memorial resolution for Sheriff Joe Steenbergen.
SR 183 Author: Harris, O.H.
Caption: Extending welcome to Junior Girl Scout Troop 1317 from Garland.
SR 187 Author: Harris, O.H.
Caption: Extending welcome to students from Glenwood Middle School, Dallas.
SR 326 Author: Harris, O.H.
Caption: Designating the period from April 22 through May 22, 1985 as Children of Alcoholics Month in Texas.
SR 390 Author: Harris, O.H.
Caption: Extending congratulations to J. J. Pearce High School Academic Decathlon team from Richardson.
SR 391 Author: Harris, O.H.
Caption: Extending congratulations to Dr. Kenneth H. Cooper.
SR 503 Author: Harris, O.H.
Caption: Expressing appreciation to John A. and Katie Jackson of Dallas for donation of parkland to City of Dallas.
SR 504 Author: Harris, O.H.
Caption: Extending welcome to M. Henri and Mme. Jeanette Levaufre of France.
SR 521 Author: Harris, O.H.
Caption: Directing Senate Economic Development Committee to undertake interim study of banking matters.
69th 2nd Called Session
SB 10 Author: Harris, O.H.
Last Action: Effective upon adoption of con. amdt.
Caption: Relating to the banking industry, to authorization of limited branch banking, and to certain bank holidays.
SB 11 Author: Harris, O.H.
Last Action: Effective on . . . . . . . . . .
Caption: Relating to the acquisition, management, and supervision of banks and bank holding companies located in Texas; providing penalties.
SB 15 Author: Harris, O.H.
Last Action: Effective in 90 days-12/4/86
Caption: Relating to the regulation and licensing of greyhound racing and horse racing and pari-mutuel wagering; relating to the creation, powers, and duties of the Texas Racing Commission and its agents; providing for elections...
SB 56 Author: Harris, O.H.
Last Action: Tagged in committee
Caption: Relating to a referendum on the question of pari-mutuel wagering under the Texas Racing Act on a county-by-county local option basis.
SJR 4 Author: Harris, O.H.
Last Action: Filed with the Secretary of State
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment to permit branch banking under certain circumstances.
SR 52 Author: Harris, O.H.
Caption: Extending congratulations to Senator Don Henderson on his birthday.
69th 3rd Called Session
SR 88 Author: Harris, O.H.
Caption: Memorial resolution for Sterling G. "Bud" Callier.
68th Regular Session
SB 154 Author: Harris, O.H.
Last Action: Committee report printed and sent to Committee on Calendars
Caption: Relating to the enforcement of laws concerning the parking of motor vehicles regularly operated by or for the transportation of certain disabled persons; and declaring an emergency.
SB 178 Author: Harris, O.H.
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Jurisprudence
Caption: Relating to the purchase of handguns from the state by retiring state peace officers.
SB 227 Author: Harris, O.H.
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Jurisprudence
Caption: Relating to procedure for arrest, release, and appearance before a magistrate for certain misdemeanors.
SB 236 Author: Harris, O.H.
Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the Texas 1986 Sesquicentennial Commission.
SB 254 Author: Harris, O.H.
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Education
Caption: Relating to public school curriculum.
SB 318 Author: Harris, O.H.
Last Action: Effective on . . . . . . . . . .
Caption: Relating to the correction of errors and to certain definitions in the Business & Commerce Code, to the filing of certain financial statements, and to certain final settlements.
SB 388 Author: Harris, O.H.
Last Action: Reported from committee favorably with substitute
Caption: Relating to the regulation of securities;providing penalties.
SB 429 Author: Harris, O.H.
Last Action: Effective on . . . . . . . . . .
Caption: Relating to bank deposit agreements, to notice, and to subpoenas and examination, production, and disclosure of bank records.
SB 440 Author: Harris, O.H.
Last Action: Point of order overruled
Caption: Relating to regulation and licensing of pari-mutuel wagering on horse racing; providing penalties.
SB 442 Author: Harris, O.H.
Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to a supplemental appropriation to the Texas State Board of Public Accountancy.
SB 482 Author: Harris, O.H.
Last Action: Vetoed by the Governor
Caption: Relating to the definition of the term "bet" for purposes of the Penal Code prohibitions against gambling.
SB 488 Author: Harris, O.H.
Last Action: Effective on . . . . . . . . . .
Caption: Relating to the regulation of banking and to the Banking Department Expense Fund.
SB 490 Author: Harris, O.H.
Last Action: No action taken
Caption: Relating to loan production offices.
SB 500 Author: Harris, O.H.
Last Action: Effective on . . . . . . . . . .
Caption: Relating to the administration, collection, an enforcement of the state inheritance tax and to the due dates for filing certain returns and payment of taxes and to liability of certain persons.
SB 568 Author: Harris, O.H.
Last Action: No action taken
Caption: Relating to firemen's and policemen's civil service.
SB 596 Author: Harris, O.H.
Last Action: Effective on . . . . . . . . . .
Caption: Relating to the definition of banking house.
SB 619 Author: Harris, O.H.
Last Action: Effective on . . . . . . . . . .
Caption: Relating to the taxable business of a telegraph company.
SB 623 Author: Harris, O.H.
Last Action: Effective on . . . . . . . . . .
Caption: Relating to cemetery perpetual care trust funds.
SB 706 Author: Harris, O.H.
Last Action: Effective on . . . . . . . . . .
Caption: Relating to the licensing of certain agents of legal reserve life insurance companies.
SB 741 Author: Harris, O.H.
Last Action: Effective on . . . . . . . . . .
Caption: Relating to the regulation of bingo; providing penalties.
SB 785 Author: Harris, O.H.
Last Action: Reported from committee favorably with substitute
Caption: Relating to possession limits for red drum and speckled sea trout, to penalties for engaging in business as a commercial finfish fisherman without a license, and to penalties for commercial and noncommercial activities relating to redfish and speckled sea trout.
SB 807 Author: Harris, O.H.
Last Action: Reported from committee favorably without amendments
Caption: Relating to the manner in which a domestic insurance company may evidence its ownership of securities.
SB 948 Author: Harris, O.H.
Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the regulation of compensation paid for the sale of credit insurance and to certain powers and duties of the State Board of Insurance; providing for judicial review of the board's action.
SB 1089 Author: Harris, O.H.
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Finance
Caption: Relating to an appropriation to the Texas 1986 Sesquicentennial Commission for relocation, moving, and leasing expenses.
SB 1090 Author: Harris, O.H.
Last Action: Removed from local & uncontested calendar
Caption: Relating to nonpartisan elections in home-rule cities.
SB 1091 Author: Harris, O.H.
Last Action: Effective on . . . . . . . . . .
Caption: Relating to the electronic transfer of funds from the accounts of customers at certain financial institutions to the accounts of merchants at the same or different financial institutions and to charges for transfer; providing for compliance; limiting the liability of a customer for an unauthorized transfer of funds.
SB 1092 Author: Harris, O.H.
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Economic Development
Caption: Authorizing and limiting investments of Texas insurance companies except those writing life, health and accident insurance; and declaring an emergency.
SB 1093 Author: Harris, O.H.
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Economic Development
Caption: Authorizing and limiting investments of Texas life, health or accident insurers; and declaring an emergency.
SB 1094 Author: Harris, O.H.
Last Action: Effective on . . . . . . . . . .
Caption: Relating to certificates of contribution, tax liability, policy limits, and guaranty fund provisions; to the regulation and licensing of agents for companies; and to certain powers and duties of the State Board of Insurance.
SB 1296 Author: Harris, O.H.
Last Action: Postponed
Caption: Relating to the requirement of informed consent as a prerequisite to an abortion; providing a penalty.
SB 1297 Author: Harris, O.H.
Last Action: Reported from committee favorably with substitute
Caption: Relating to the compensation of the directors of juvenile services and court services and to the salaries and expenses of employees of the juvenile probation department or under the control of the juvenile board in Dallas County.
SB 1430 Author: Harris, O.H.
Last Action: Considered by committee in public hearing
Caption: Relating to the importation of alcoholic beverages for personal use.
SCR 46 Author: Harris, O.H.
Last Action: Filed without the Governor's signature
Caption: Granting Titan Group, Inc. permission to sue the Trinity River Authority of Texas.
SCR 49 Author: Harris, O.H.
Last Action: Filed without the Governor's signature
Caption: Granting Mark Homes, Inc., permission to sue the State of Texas, the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission and the treasurer of the State of Texas.
SCR 111 Author: Harris, O.H.
Last Action: Filed without the Governor's signature
Caption: Instructing the Engrossing and Enrolling Room of the Senate to correct Senate Bill Number 623 by inserting certain language.
SCR 143 Author: Harris, O.H.
Last Action: Received from the Senate
Caption: Commending Robert B. Anderson.
SR 197 Author: Harris, O.H.
Caption: Memorial resolution for Dr. Jackson H. Speegle, Sr.
SR 199 Author: Harris, O.H.
Caption: Memorial resolution for Harold E. Wood.
SR 386 Author: Harris, O.H.
Caption: Extending welcome to the Richardson Junior Girl Scout Troop.
SR 428 Author: Harris, O.H.
Caption: Extending welcome to students from the Edwin L. Cox School of Business, Southern Methodist University.
SR 476 Author: Harris, O.H.
Caption: Memorializing Congress to repeal Section 310(b) of the Tax Equity and Fiscal Responsibility Act of 1982.
68th 1st Called Session
SB 10 Author: Harris, O.H.
Last Action: Referred to Committee on State Affairs
Caption: Relating to the definition of the term "bet" for purposes of the Penal Code prohibitions against gambling.
68th 2nd Called Session
SCR 11 Author: Harris, O.H.
Last Action: Signed by the Governor
Caption: Congratulating Senator Bob McFarland on his birthday.
SCR 16 Author: Harris, O.H.
Last Action: No action taken
Caption: Granting Mission Insurance Company permission to sue the State of Texas, the State Board of Insurance, and the state treasurer.
SR 281 Author: Harris, O.H.
Caption: Congratulating Senator John Traeger on his birthday.
67th Regular Session
SB 17 Author: Harris, O.H.
Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Amending Article 3.41a, Insurance code, to permit loans to students provided that the principal amount of the loan is insured by the federal government or by the Texas Guaranteed Student Loan Corporation.
SB 51 Author: Harris, O.H.
Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Authorizing and making an appropriation to the Texas Real Estate Commission from the Real Estate License Fund.
SB 53 Author: Harris, O.H.
Last Action: Coauthor authorized
Caption: Relating to an exemption from the franchise tax for certain nonprofit corporations that are homeowners associations.
SB 113 Author: Harris, O.H.
Last Action: No action taken
Caption: Relating to the offenses of aggravated rape and aggravated sexual abuse and the definition of deviate sexual intercourse.
SB 114 Author: Harris, O.H.
Last Action: Considered by committee in public hearing
Caption: Relating to taxation of public airport facilities that are leased to private air carriers.
SB 118 Author: Harris, O.H.
Last Action: Effective on . . . . . . . . . .
Caption: Relating to deductions from state officers' and employees' compensation.
SB 139 Author: Harris, O.H.
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Economic Development
Caption: Relating to sports and commercial activities involving redfish, speckled sea trout, and game fish; providing penalties.
SB 176 Author: Harris, O.H.
Last Action: No action taken
Caption: Relating to the liability of real property owners with respect to recreational licensees.
SB 205 Author: Harris, O.H.
Last Action: Effective on . . . . . . . . . .
Caption: Relating to the participation by cities and unincorporated areas in a regional transportation authority in metropolitan areas.
SB 239 Author: Harris, O.H.
Last Action: Coauthor authorized
Caption: Relating to the designation of The Erwin Center at The University of Texas at Austin.
SB 299 Author: Harris, O.H.
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Intergovernmental Relations
Caption: Relating to the Farmers Branch-Carrollton Flood Control District.
SB 402 Author: Harris, O.H.
Last Action: Effective on . . . . . . . . . .
Caption: Relating to continuation of the State Board of Registration for Professional Engineers and regulation of engineers.
SB 481 Author: Harris, O.H.
Last Action: Reported from committee favorably without amendments
Caption: Relating to motor vehicle sales and use tax on motor carriers.
SB 486 Author: Harris, O.H.
Last Action: Effective on . . . . . . . . . .
Caption: Relating to continuation of the Texas Amusement Machine Commission and regulation of the amusement machine business, providing a penalty.
SB 524 Author: Harris, O.H.
Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to the regulation, licensing, and taxing of horse racing and pari-mutuel wagering; providing penalties.
SB 525 Author: Harris, O.H.
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Intergovernmental Relations
Caption: Relating to the expenditure of proceeds of airport revenue bonds by joint boards created by two cities pursuant to Article 46d-14, Vernon's Texas Civil Statutes, for furniture, fixtures and equipment at airports operated by such joint board without the necessity of competitive bidding where such revenue bonds are secured soley by the lease payments of private entities.
SB 539 Author: Harris, O.H.
Last Action: Postponed
Caption: Relating to creation of a state agency to promote industrial development, small business development, tourism and film production in this state.
SB 549 Author: Harris, O.H.
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Economic Development
Caption: Relating to amending Chapter 15 of Subtitle 3 of Title 79, Texas Revised Civil Statutes, relating to interest rates and fees on, and amendment of, open end accounts.
SB 670 Author: Harris, O.H.
Last Action: Reported from committee favorably with substitute
Caption: Relating to the regulation of certain business and insurance transactions and practices and to consumer remedies.
SB 752 Author: Harris, O.H.
Last Action: Effective on . . . . . . . . . .
Caption: Solid Waste Resources Recovery Act.
SB 784 Author: Harris, O.H.
Last Action: Effective 8/31/81
Caption: Regulating interest rates on life insurance policy loans; authorizing and setting guidelines for life insurers to utilize in providing for periodic adjustment of policy loan interest rates.
SB 801 Author: Harris, O.H.
Last Action: Effective on . . . . . . . . . .
Caption: Relating to the registration, licensing, and regulation of persons who practice public accountancy; making cerain information confidential and privileged.
SB 805 Author: Harris, O.H.
Last Action: Reported from committee favorably without amendments
Caption: Relating to reducing the number of multiple voter registrations of the same person.
SB 830 Author: Harris, O.H.
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Economic Development
Caption: Relating to maximum interest rates for certain loans or other extensions of credit; and declaring an emergency.
SB 887 Author: Harris, O.H.
Last Action: Postponed
Caption: Relating to the fee for a private club registration permit.
SB 912 Author: Harris, O.H.
Last Action: No action taken
Caption: Relating to the offense of possession of a gambling device or gambling equipment.
SB 913 Author: Harris, O.H.
Last Action: Effective on . . . . . . . . . .
Caption: Prescribing requirements for the computation of reserves for life insurance policies and annuity and pure endowment contracts, and prescribing requirements for the computation of nonforfeiture benefits and cash surrender values for life insurance policies; amending the Insurance Code.
SB 954 Author: Harris, O.H.
Last Action: Considered by committee in public hearing
Caption: Authorizing the construction and equipment of passenger and shipping terminals, stations and related facilities in addition to or in combination with off-street parking facilities, permitting the sale, lease or other disposition of unneeded subsurface of and air rights above such facilities, and enacting other provisions related to the subject, and declaring an emergency.
SB 955 Author: Harris, O.H.
Last Action: Effective on . . . . . . . . . .
Caption: Relating to compulsory inspection of certain vehicles, inspection stations, inspectors, and fees.
SB 1019 Author: Harris, O.H.
Last Action: Reported from committee favorably without amendments
Caption: Relating to the allocation of voting machines among polling places.
SB 1125 Author: Harris, O.H.
Last Action: Referred to Committee on State Affairs
Caption: Relating to regulation of gas utilities.
SB 1174 Author: Harris, O.H.
Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the reserve requirements of state banks.
SB 1175 Author: Harris, O.H.
Last Action: Effective on . . . . . . . . . .
Caption: Relating to the time of filing and publishing call statements of state banks.
SB 1176 Author: Harris, O.H.
Last Action: Effective on . . . . . . . . . .
Caption: Relating to the qualifications of the Banking Commissioner.
SB 1190 Author: Harris, O.H.
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Intergovernmental Relations
Caption: Relating to the coverage of civil service systems in certain counties.
SB 1219 Author: Harris, O.H.
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Liquor Regulation
Caption: Amending the Alcoholic Beverage Code permitting the holder of a resident or nonresident manufacturer's license to serve free samples of beer to persons attending certain conventions or trade shows; providing for regulation of activities under this section.
SCR 1 Author: Harris, O.H.
Last Action: Signed by the Governor
Caption: Authorizing permission to Natkin & Company, to sue the Texas Tech University and Texas Tech School of Medicine.
SCR 3 Author: Harris, O.H.
Last Action: Signed by the Governor
Caption: Granting Billie Herrin permission to sue the state.
SCR 60 Author: Harris, O.H.
Last Action: Signed by the Governor
Caption: Authorizing Batson-Cook Company to sue the State of Texas, acting by and through North Texas State University has wrongfully withheld from it sums to which it is entitled.
SCR 77 Author: Harris, O.H.
Last Action: Signed by the Governor
Caption: Inviting the Honorable George Bush to address a Joint Session.
SJR 7 Author: Harris, O.H.
Last Action: Scheduled for public hearing on . . . . . .
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment to authorize a political subdivision other than a school district to exempt a portion of the value of residence from property taxation.
SR 186 Author: Harris, O.H.
Caption: Extending welcome to Carol Cohen and students from Hockaday School, Dallas.
SR 243 Author: Harris, O.H.
Caption: Extending welcome to the Richardson Families in Action (War on Drugs Group).
SR 287 Author: Harris, O.H.
Caption: Extending congratulations to Mrs. Carrie Quillin Shoulders.
SR 841 Author: Harris, O.H.
Caption: Commending Dr. Ronald E. Bassett.
SR 852 Author: Harris, O.H.
Caption: Extending congratulations to Senator and Mrs. McKnight on the birth of their granddaughter, Ann Barham Bratton.
67th 1st Called Session
SB 26 Author: Harris, O.H.
Last Action: Effective on . . . . . . . . . .
Caption: Relating to the availability of alcohol and other drug dependency coverage in group health insurance policies and other coverage.
SR 35 Author: Harris, O.H.
Caption: Extending congratulations to Tom and Peggy Chesnutt.
67th 3rd Called Session
SR 59 Author: Harris, O.H.
Caption: Memorial resolution for former State Representative Dick McKissack.
66th Regular Session
SB 10 Author: Harris, O.H.
Last Action: Effective on . . . . . . . . . .
Caption: Fixing maximum rates of interest for certain loans or other extensions of credit of $250,000 or more; providing a savings clause; providing for prospective application of this Act; and declaring an emergency.
SB 87 Author: Harris, O.H.
Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Expressly repealing an Act relating to district clerk fees that previously was impliedly repealed.
SB 120 Author: Harris, O.H.
Last Action: Reported from committee favorably with substitute
Caption: Relating to the licensing and regulation of public adjusters; providing penalties.
SB 153 Author: Harris, O.H.
Last Action: Effective on . . . . . . . . . .
Caption: Relating to the incorporation, funding, powers, duties, and management of mutual trust investment companies and to ownership of stock of the companies.
SB 154 Author: Harris, O.H.
Last Action: Effective on . . . . . . . . . .
Caption: Permitting a person who holds a package store permit to have an interest in a retail beer dealer's off-premise license at a separate location.
SB 261 Author: Harris, O.H.
Last Action: Effective on . . . . . . . . . .
Caption: Removing the limit on group life insurance coverage for any one official, employee, or retiree of a county or political subdivision of this state.
SB 267 Author: Harris, O.H.
Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: To provide that domestic life insurance companies may loan any of their funds and accumulations on first liens upon real estate and setting certain limitations and conditions upon such loans; and declaring an emergency.
SB 268 Author: Harris, O.H.
Last Action: Motion lost to suspend reg order (to consider on 2nd reading)
Caption: Increasing the amount of salary, compensation or emolument authorized by law to be paid to any officer, trustee, or director of a domestic or mutual insurance company, or to any person, film, or corporation, without a vote of the board of directors of such company, to $500,000; and to be declaring an emergency.
SB 274 Author: Harris, O.H.
Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the number of members on the board of trustees of a street transportation system.
SB 285 Author: Harris, O.H.
Last Action: Reported from subcommittee favorably without amendments
Caption: Relating to grants and loans by the Texas Aeronautics Commission.
SB 299 Author: Harris, O.H.
Last Action: Scheduled for public hearing on . . . . . .
Caption: Relating to the licensing and regulation of the practice of dentistry and dental hygiene by the Texas State Board of Dental Examiners; and declaring an emergency.
SB 313 Author: Harris, O.H.
Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Consolidating the State Board of Registration for Public Surveyors and the Board of Examiners of Licensed State Land Surveyors into the Texas Board of Land Surveying and defining the membership, powers, duties, functions, procedures, and administration of the board; subjecting the board to the Texas Sunset Act; relating to the qualifications for registration and licensure under this Act and to the authority and duties of registrants and licensees; making certain exemptions; providing offenses and penalties.
SB 339 Author: Harris, O.H.
Last Action: Effective on . . . . . . . . . .
Caption: Relating to investment of funds by agencies and boards of the State of Texas; permitting the use of book entry procedure of the Federal Reserve Bank by the Comptroller of Public Accounts of Texas, the State Treasurer, or any disbursing officer of an agency authorized to invest its funds directly and eliminating certain time requirements on securities.
SB 369 Author: Harris, O.H.
Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to secured transactions.
SB 370 Author: Harris, O.H.
Last Action: Motion lost to suspend reg order (to consider on 2nd reading)
Caption: Relating to the licensing and regulation by the Texas Real Estate Commission of persons offering residential service contracts to the public; defining "residential service contract" and other terms.
SB 384 Author: Harris, O.H.
Last Action: Effective on . . . . . . . . . .
Caption: Relating to licensing and regulation of cosmetologists; providing penalties.
SB 387 Author: Harris, O.H.
Last Action: Effective on . . . . . . . . . .
Caption: Relating to the authority of the secretary of state to set, collect, and spend fees for expedited handling of certain documents.
SB 388 Author: Harris, O.H.
Last Action: Reported from committee favorably with substitute
Caption: Further authorizing cities and towns to make pledges of revenues to the payment of revenue bonds issued pursuant to existing law; and declaring an emergency.
SB 425 Author: Harris, O.H.
Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Authorizing and making an appropriation to the Texas Real Estate Commission; and declaring an emergency.
SB 472 Author: Harris, O.H.
Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to enforcement of the mixed beverage gross receipts tax.
SB 478 Author: Harris, O.H.
Last Action: Reported from committee favorably with amendments
Caption: Relating to authorization for banks to use unmanned teller machines to serve the public convenience; providing for sharing of the machines with other unions; placing certain duties on the State Banking Board and the Attorney General.
SB 482 Author: Harris, O.H.
Last Action: Effective on . . . . . . . . . .
Caption: Relating to licensing and regulation of barbers.
SB 515 Author: Harris, O.H.
Last Action: Reported from committee favorably without amendments
Caption: Relating to loans to students where the principal amount of the loan is insured by the federal government; declaring an emergency.
SB 516 Author: Harris, O.H.
Last Action: Reported from committee favorably with substitute
Caption: Relating to reinsurance by life, accident, and health insurance companies.
SB 590 Author: Harris, O.H.
Last Action: Considered by committee in public hearing
Caption: Relating to the regulation, licensing, and taxing of horse racing and pari-mutuel wagering; defining offenses; and prescribing penalties.
SB 608 Author: Harris, O.H.
Last Action: Reported from committee favorably with substitute
Caption: Relating to execution of the state budget.
SB 619 Author: Harris, O.H.
Last Action: Effective on . . . . . . . . . .
Caption: Relating to the expenses of examinations conducted by the State Board of Insurance; relating to the appropriate designation of the names of the State Board of Insurance and the Commissioner of Insurance.
SB 639 Author: Harris, O.H.
Last Action: Scheduled for public hearing on . . . . . .
Caption: Relating to permissible charges on certain regulated loans.
SB 743 Author: Harris, O.H.
Last Action: Scheduled for public hearing on . . . . . .
Caption: Relating to insurance practices.
SB 772 Author: Harris, O.H.
Last Action: Vetoed by the Governor
Caption: Amending Chapter 344, Acts of the 49th Legislature, Regular Session, 1945.
SB 779 Author: Harris, O.H.
Last Action: Effective on . . . . . . . . . .
Caption: Relating to the creation, membership, terms, organization, expenses, powers, and duties of a commission to coordinate celebrations of the 150th anniversary of Texas's independence as a republic and progress as a state.
SB 780 Author: Harris, O.H.
Last Action: Notice given -1 hour to suspend rules to consider
Caption: Relating to the election or appointment, certification, and bonding of public weighers; giving certain powers and responsibility to the commissioner of agriculture and to commissioners courts; requiring certain records to be kept; transferring files and records from the secretary of state to the commissioner of agriculture; providing penalties.
SB 797 Author: Harris, O.H.
Last Action: Effective on . . . . . . . . . .
Caption: Relating to regulation of persons who practice public accountancy; providing penalties.
SB 813 Author: Harris, O.H.
Last Action: Referred to Committee on State Affairs
Caption: Relating to filing of articles of incorporation.
SB 814 Author: Harris, O.H.
Last Action: Reported from committee favorably without amendments
Caption: Relating to the validation of proceedings authorizing the issuance of certificates of obligation; and declaring an emergency.
SB 901 Author: Harris, O.H.
Last Action: Scheduled for public hearing on . . . . . .
Caption: Providing for certain agents of county mutual insurance companies to be licensed as local recording agents and not as group II agents by amending the pertinent provisions of arts.
SB 908 Author: Harris, O.H.
Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to the right of an alcoholic beverage permittee or licensee to contest a finding of a tax delinquency.
SB 915 Author: Harris, O.H.
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Education
Caption: Relating to North Texas State University at Denton.
SB 933 Author: Harris, O.H.
Last Action: Reported from committee favorably with substitute
Caption: Relative to loans guaranteed or insured by agencies of the United State of America; containing a savings clause; and declaring an emergency.
SB 954 Author: Harris, O.H.
Last Action: Scheduled for public hearing on . . . . . .
Caption: Relating to interest on an installment loan and payment of an installment loan.
SB 955 Author: Harris, O.H.
Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Amended, by adding a new paragraph numbered 6 to provide that such Section shall not apply to certain warranties and agreements, and declaring an emergency.
SB 966 Author: Harris, O.H.
Last Action: Coauthor authorized
Caption: Relating to the establishment of a pilot program for the teaching of free enterprise system in the public high school.
SB 982 Author: Harris, O.H.
Last Action: Reported from committee favorably with amendments
Caption: Relating to the use by banks of unmanned teller machines if authorized by other law.
SB 996 Author: Harris, O.H.
Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to regulation of automobile clubs.
SB 1076 Author: Harris, O.H.
Last Action: Vetoed by the Governor
Caption: Declaring the policy of this state to safeguard the health, general welfare, and physical property of the people of the state from pollution resulting from solid waste by encouraging the processing of solid waste for reuse.
SB 1077 Author: Harris, O.H.
Last Action: Vetoed by the Governor
Caption: Relating to the Solid Waste Disposal Act.
SB 1179 Author: Harris, O.H.
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Education
Caption: Relating to items sold in certain college bookstores.
SB 1187 Author: Harris, O.H.
Last Action: Effective on . . . . . . . . . .
Caption: Relating to notification of names and addresses of candidates that are to appear on the primary ballot.
SB 1189 Author: Harris, O.H.
Last Action: Effective on . . . . . . . . . .
Caption: Relating to the meeting of the primary committee.
SB 1190 Author: Harris, O.H.
Last Action: Effective on . . . . . . . . . .
Caption: Relating to the time for canvassing primary election returns by the state executive committee.
SB 1191 Author: Harris, O.H.
Last Action: Effective on . . . . . . . . . .
Caption: Relating to the method of transmission of primary election results to the state executive committee.
SB 1192 Author: Harris, O.H.
Last Action: Effective on . . . . . . . . . .
Caption: Relating to the time for distribution of certain primary election filing fees to county chairmen.
SB 1212 Author: Harris, O.H.
Last Action: Reported from committee favorably without amendments
Caption: Relating to the power of certain life insurance companies to provide coverage for aircraft risks through reinsurance.
SB 1247 Author: Harris, O.H.
Last Action: Effective on . . . . . . . . . .
Caption: Relating to the engineer-director for highways and public transportation.
SCR 26 Author: Harris, O.H.
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Rules
Caption: Honoring Mr. Howard Weddington on the occassion of his retirement as executive director of the Wholesale Distributors Association.
SCR 57 Author: Harris, O.H.
Last Action: Signed by the Governor
Caption: Granting Synergy Enterprises, Inc., permission to sue the state.
SCR 93 Author: Harris, O.H.
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Administration
Caption: Granting Billie Herrin permission to sue the State of Texas and the Board of Regents of Texas Woman's University .
SCR 106 Author: Harris, O.H.
Last Action: Signed by the Governor
Caption: Excluding the confidentiality section of Senate Bill No. 797.
SJR 35 Author: Harris, O.H.
Last Action: Filed with the Secretary of State
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment permitting the legislature to authorize banks to use unmanned teller machines within the county or the city of their domicile on a shared basis to serve the public convenience.
SJR 39 Author: Harris, O.H.
Last Action: Motion lost to suspend reg order (to consider on 2nd reading)
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment relating to the budget execution powers of the governor and the power of veto or reduce items of appropriations.
SJR 45 Author: Harris, O.H.
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Finance
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing tax relief for residential homesteads.
SJR 46 Author: Harris, O.H.
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Finance
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing a limitation on tax increases on residential homesteads.
SR 522 Author: Harris, O.H.
Caption: Extending congratulations to John R. Knaggs and W. L. Thompson.
65th Regular Session
SB 52 Author: Harris, O.H.
Last Action: 90 Day Bill
Caption: Relating to bail pending appeal or disposistion of a motion for new trial, providing for appeal of certain judgments or orders.
SB 77 Author: Harris, O.H.
Last Action: 90 Day Bill
Caption: To provide that a domestic life insurance company may invest its several funds and accumulations in corporate first mortgage bonds, notes and debentures, and in other bonds, bills of exchange, or other commercial notes or bills or obligations of corporations meeting standards and specifications as set out in Paragraph 10 and in debentures of public utility corporations meeting certain standards and earning a specified amount in relation to interest payable as set out in Paragraph 13; and declaring an emergency.
SB 78 Author: Harris, O.H.
Last Action: 90 Day Bill
Caption: Relating to investments by insurance companies in certain securities; permitting such companies to acquire, secure, hold, retain, and convey certain mineral interests and royalties, including producing and overriding royalties as specified under the conditions set out.
SB 261 Author: Harris, O.H.
Last Action: Considered by subcommittee in public hearing
Caption: Relating to availability of certain information maintained by governmental bodies as public information.
SB 262 Author: Harris, O.H.
Last Action: Considered by committee in public hearing
Caption: Relating to availability of audit working papers of governmental bodies as public information.
SB 263 Author: Harris, O.H.
Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to reasonable charges by governmental bodies for providing the public with access to information; providing that a governmental body may require a bond or deposit of one-half the estimated cost of providing access.
SB 264 Author: Harris, O.H.
Last Action: Considered by committee in public hearing
Caption: Relating to fees collected by district clerks in certain counties.
SB 265 Author: Harris, O.H.
Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to fees collected by district clerks.
SB 333 Author: Harris, O.H.
Last Action: 90 Day Bill
Caption: Relating to increasing the maximum hotel occupancy tax for cities to four percent and to the disposition of revenue from the tax.
SB 339 Author: Harris, O.H.
Last Action: Vote recorded on
Caption: Authorizing the creation of municipal courts of record in the city of Dallas; prescribing the jurisdiction, administration, and procedure of the courts; providing for municipal judges and other personnel of the courts; prescribing the appeals from municipal courts of record; and declaring an emergency.
SB 370 Author: Harris, O.H.
Last Action: Reported from committee favorably substituted
Caption: To amend the law related to trusts and trustees.
SB 371 Author: Harris, O.H.
Last Action: Laid on table subject to call
Caption: Relating to the deposit of and accounting for securities by designated state depositories with the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas.
SB 412 Author: Harris, O.H.
Last Action: 90 Day Bill
Caption: Relating to the operation of vehicles used to transport ready-mixed concrete; prescribing load limits; giving authority to governing bodies of counties, cities, and towns to further regulate such vehicles and to require bonds of their owners; stating the relationship of this Act to federal law.
SB 475 Author: Harris, O.H.
Last Action: 90 Day Bill
Caption: Relating to the maximum premissible interest rate which may be charged by certain registered securities brokers or dealers for carrying a debit balance in an account for a customer under certain circumstances.
SB 476 Author: Harris, O.H.
Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the validation of actions of city governments within counties of 1,000,000 persons or more with respect to the boundaries of those cities; making certain exceptions to the application of the Act.
SB 484 Author: Harris, O.H.
Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to certain patient-student workers who are clients of care facilities of the Texas Department of Mental Health and Mental Retardation and the wages to be paid to such patient-students; providing that the department will promulgate rules to effectuate this section; delcaring that this section does not create an employer-employee relationship between the Texas Department of Mental Health and Mental Retardation and these clients; providing for severability.
SB 526 Author: Harris, O.H.
Last Action: 90 Day Bill
Caption: Relating to activities exempted from the railroad commission's jurisdiction over common carriers.
SB 531 Author: Harris, O.H.
Last Action: Assigned to General State Calendar
Caption: Adding the president of North Texas State University to the membership of the Natural Fibers and Food Protein Commission.
SB 532 Author: Harris, O.H.
Last Action: 90 Day Bill
Caption: Adding a new Subsection (e) to Section 18 and amending Sections 35 and 36, Chapter 1036, Acts of the 62nd Legislature, 1971, as amended (Article 8451a, Vernon's Texas Civil Statutes), to allow educational cosmetology programs without temporary licensing of participants under certain conditions, to remove the requirement of blood tests for licensing, and to provide for temporary permits for cosmetology demonstrations outside of licensed shops.
SB 672 Author: Harris, O.H.
Last Action: 90 Day Bill
Caption: Relating to appointment as trusty of an inmate in state prison who is charged with an offense.
SB 685 Author: Harris, O.H.
Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to obligations guaranteed or insured by federal agencies of the United States of America; containing a saving clause.
SB 688 Author: Harris, O.H.
Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to investments in and valuations of certain subsidiaries of an insurance holding company.
SB 689 Author: Harris, O.H.
Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Providing for the purchase of the stock of an insurance company for purposes of merger, consolidation, or reinsurance agreements.
SB 712 Author: Harris, O.H.
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Natural Resources
Caption: Relating to the annexation, operation, and financing of certain seperately defined areas of the Irving Flood Control District of Dallas County, Texas.
SB 733 Author: Harris, O.H.
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Calendars
Caption: Requiring certain insurance companies to pay an annual gross receipts tax.
SB 734 Author: Harris, O.H.
Last Action: Reported from committee favorably
Caption: Relating to common trust funds as defined in this Act, their use by fiduciaries and certain custodians under the Uniform Gifts to Minors Act, and to the types of investments permitted certain such custodians.
SB 808 Author: Harris, O.H.
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Economic Development
Caption: Relating to regulation and certification of landscape architects and landscape irrigators.
SB 839 Author: Harris, O.H.
Last Action: 90 Day Bill
Caption: Relating to private clubs operated under the pool system of storing alcoholic beverages.
SB 862 Author: Harris, O.H.
Last Action: Reported from committee favorably substituted
Caption: Authorizing student service fees for a student union at the University of Texas at Dallas.
SB 884 Author: Harris, O.H.
Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to defining the persons to whom Manufacturers and General, Local and Branch Distributors may sell and to limit the persons who may obtain a Branch Distributor's License.
SB 944 Author: Harris, O.H.
Last Action: Assigned to General State Calendar
Caption: Amending Section (b), Article 1.07, Title 79, Revised Civil Statutes of Texas, 1925, as amended (Article 5069-1.07, Vernon's Texas Civil Statutes); fixing maximum rates of interest for certain loans or other extensions of credit of $250,000 or more; providing a saving clause; providing for prospective application of this Act.
SB 961 Author: Harris, O.H.
Last Action: 90 Day Bill
Caption: Relating to the adjustment of boundaries of adjacent cities.
SB 962 Author: Harris, O.H.
Last Action: Considered by subcommittee in public hearing
Caption: Amending Subchapter E, Chapter 17, Business and Commerce Code, by adding thereto a new section to be identified as Section 17.50A and to regulate procedures in non-class actions.
SB 963 Author: Harris, O.H.
Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to the payment of expenses of investigations; providing for investigations as to cancellation of agency contracts by fire and casualty insurance companies.
SB 964 Author: Harris, O.H.
Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to amendment of Article 21.21-2 of the Insurance Code of Texas, as amended, providing for the payment of expenses of investigation by insurer, providing for the confidentiality of investigation, complaints, and correspondence received in course of investigation.
SB 965 Author: Harris, O.H.
Last Action: Reported from committee favorably
Caption: Providing for the calculation of adjusted premiums of insurance policies; providing for increased interest rates in nonforfeiture calculations.
SB 966 Author: Harris, O.H.
Last Action: Reported from committee favorably
Caption: Prescribing requirements for the computation of nonforfeiture benefits and cash surrender values for individual deferred annuities; relating to the applicability of this Article.
SB 967 Author: Harris, O.H.
Last Action: Reported from committee favorably
Caption: Providing standards for the valuation of the reserve liabilities for certain policies and contracts of insurance and annuity and pure endowment contracts; providing an effective date or, in the alternative, designation of effective date by insurance companies.
SB 1024 Author: Harris, O.H.
Last Action: Considered by committee in public hearing
Caption: Relating to the appointment fo Deputy Constables in Justice Precincts.
SB 1100 Author: Harris, O.H.
Last Action: Assigned to Consent Calendar
Caption: Relating to the charging and collecting of fees for tolerance and precision testing performed by the State Department of Agriculture Metrology Laboratory.
SB 1140 Author: Harris, O.H.
Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to the maintenance of operating and source records of Texas chartered insurers outside the geographic boundaries of the State of Texas; providing a penalty.
SB 1141 Author: Harris, O.H.
Last Action: Considered by committee in public hearing
Caption: Relating to the authority of the commissioner to rescind, revoke, and reverse unauthorized transactions.
SB 1196 Author: Harris, O.H.
Last Action: Referred to Committee on State Affairs
Caption: Relating to the granting of exemptions from State vehicle registration requirements for private institutions of higher learning.
SB 1237 Author: Harris, O.H.
Last Action: Referred to Committee on State Affairs
Caption: Relating to the maximum percentage of alcohol that wine sold under certain permits may contain.
SB 1299 Author: Harris, O.H.
Last Action: Reported from committee favorably
Caption: Requiring persons engaged in the business of distributing or supplying motion pictures to exhibitors by rental, sale or licensing in this State to employ certain bidding procedures in order to promote fair and effective competition in the business of motion picture distribution and exhibition within the State.
SB 1331 Author: Harris, O.H.
Last Action: Reported from committee favorably
Caption: Relating to temporary organization of county executive committees in counties where no organization exists for a political party which holds primary elections.
SCR 51 Author: Harris, O.H.
Last Action: Signed by Governor
Caption: Memorializing the United States Government, the Executive Departments concerned and the Civil Aeronautics Board, to permit international flights between Dallas/Fort Worth Regional Airport and Europe.
SCR 98 Author: Harris, O.H.
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Calendars
Caption: A resolution entitling Encon Corporation of Dallas to sue the State of Texas.
SCR 100 Author: Harris, O.H.
Last Action: Signed by Governor
Caption: A Senate Concurrent Resolution allowing a corporation Natkin & Company, Dallas, Texas, to sue the State of Texas.
SJR 42 Author: Harris, O.H.
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Jurisprudence
Caption: To expand the jurisdiction of justices of the peace to include civil cases where the amount in controversy in $500 or less.
SJR 49 Author: Harris, O.H.
Last Action: Filed with the Secretary of State
Caption: To vest power in the legislature to authorize state and national banks, subject to certain restrictions, to exercise banking and discounting privileges by use of electronic devices or machines.
SR 353 Author: Harris, O.H.
Caption: Extending congratulations to Mark White.
SR 475 Author: Harris, O.H.
Caption: Extending welcome to Girl Scout Troop Number 1346.
SR 746 Author: Harris, O.H.
Caption: Extending congratulations to Dr. Joseph Jones Pearce.
65th 1st Called Session
SB 14 Author: Harris, O.H.
Caption: Relating to the number of members on the board of trustees of street transportation systems.
SCR 4 Author: Harris, O.H.
Last Action: Signed by Governor
Caption: Granting Encon Corporation permission to sue the state.
65th 2nd Called Session
SCR 5 Author: Harris, O.H.
Last Action: Signed by Governor
Caption: Granting Rucker Construction Company, Incorporated, Featherline Pre-Cast Corporation, and Brazos Concrete Products, Incorporated, permission to sue the state.
64th Regular Session
SB 45 Author: Harris, O.H.
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Finance
Caption: Relating to decreasing the hotel occupancy tax for the State to two percent.
SB 46 Author: Harris, O.H.
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Finance
Caption: Relating to increasing the hotel occupancy tax for cities to four percent.
SB 47 Author: Harris, O.H.
Last Action: Reported from committee favorably
Caption: Relating to the authority of a home-rule city to issue a temporary permit to a person to operate a taxicab with an operator's license.
SB 140 Author: Harris, O.H.
Last Action: 90 day bill
Caption: Relating to the designation of territorial limits for the sale and distribution of brands of beer; providing for sales by and between distributors.
SB 159 Author: Harris, O.H.
Last Action: Reported from committee favorably substituted
Caption: Relating to the licensing and regulation of bail bondsmen.
SB 160 Author: Harris, O.H.
Last Action: Rules suspended
Caption: Relating to bail pending appeal; concerning continuing, changing, denying, or revoking bail after conviction for misdemeanors or felonies; providing for placing defendant in custody after conviction of certain felonies; specifying the court having jurisdiction; providing procedures for denying or revoking bail in cases where defendant commits a felony while on bail.
SB 161 Author: Harris, O.H.
Last Action: Co-author authorized
Caption: Allowing agencies of the state, counties, cities, towns, and villages of the state to receive funds of taxes paid on motor fuel, diesel, and liquified gas used in motor vehicles owned or leased by the state or a county, city, town, or village and used exclusively in performing the public functions of the agency of the county, city, town, or village.
SB 162 Author: Harris, O.H.
Last Action: Reported from committee favorably substituted
Caption: Shifting the financial burden of caring for dependent and neglected children from the counties to the State of Texas; repealing conflicting laws.
SB 171 Author: Harris, O.H.
Last Action: Referred to Committee on State Affairs
Caption: Relating to permitting a governing body of a political subdivision to charge for actual cost of providing access to information and authorizing the requirement of an initial deposit on the estimated cost.
SB 237 Author: Harris, O.H.
Last Action: Reported from committee favorably without amendments
Caption: Amending Chapter 1, Subtitle 1, Title 79, Revised Civil Statutes of Texas, 1925, as amended by Chapter 274, Acts of the 60th Legislature, Regular Session, 1967 (Articles 5069-1.01 to 1.06, Vernon's Texas Civil Statutes), by adding thereto a new article to be identified and codified as Article 5069-1.08, relative to obligations guaranteed or insured by agencies of the Untited States of America; containing a severabilty clause.
SB 249 Author: Harris, O.H.
Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to conditions and restrictions placed on certain persons handling funds of certain insurance companies; authorizing the State Board of Insurance to implement the Act; stating extent of application of the Act and its relation to other laws.
SB 362 Author: Harris, O.H.
Last Action: Defeat by House reported
Caption: Amending Section 1 of Chapter 21, Acts of the 57th Legislature, 1st Called Session, 1961, as amended (Section 1, Article 3272a, Vernon's Texas Civil Statutes), to provide the conditions upon which and the term of years after which travelers checks shall be deemed subject to escheat.
SB 379 Author: Harris, O.H.
Last Action: Referred to Committee on State Affairs
Caption: Relating to supplemental pay for certain commissioned officers of the Department of Public Safety.
SB 412 Author: Harris, O.H.
Last Action: Motion to suspend rules lost
Caption: Amending Section 33A of The Securities Act, as amended (Article 581-33A, Vernon's Texas Civil Statutes) relating to liability for certain sales of securities.
SB 423 Author: Harris, O.H.
Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the continuation of benefits after the death of the insured and the effect of such policy provisions on calculation of maximum amount of term insurance allowed on any one life.
SB 467 Author: Harris, O.H.
Last Action: Reported from committee favorably without amendments
Caption: Amending Article 3.40 of the Insurance Code, as heretofore amended, to permit insurance companies to acquire, secure, hold, and retain producing mineral interests as defined in the Act under conditions set out in Section 5 of the article; restating the remainder of Article 3.40 in its entirety, as last amended with no further change whatsoever; repealing all laws in conflict therewith.
SB 468 Author: Harris, O.H.
Last Action: Reported from committee favorably without amendments
Caption: Amending Part 1A, Article 3.39, Insurance Code, as amended, by adding authority for a domestic life insurance to invest its fund and accumulations in certain obligations of corporations meeting specified requirements.
SB 619 Author: Harris, O.H.
Last Action: Reported from committee favorably with amendments
Caption: Relating to the possession of any intoxicating beverage at certain athletic events.
SB 631 Author: Harris, O.H.
Last Action: Reported from committee favorably substituted
Caption: Relating to the requirement that secondhand metal dealers keep records of certain purchases of bronze.
SB 649 Author: Harris, O.H.
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Finance
Caption: Relating to hotel occupancy tax.
SB 678 Author: Harris, O.H.
Last Action: Referred to Subcommittee on Criminal Matters
Caption: Relating to commercial distribution and commercial exhibition of obscene material.
SB 711 Author: Harris, O.H.
Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the deposit of and accounting for securities by designated State Depositories with the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas.
SB 712 Author: Harris, O.H.
Last Action: Reported from committee favorably with amendments
Caption: Relating to the deposit of securities by a fiduciary or custodian with the Federal Reserve Bank or with a clearing corporation.
SB 753 Author: Harris, O.H.
Last Action: Referred to Committee on State Affairs
Caption: Relating to commissioning and classification of peace officers; listing persons included in the term "peace officers".
SB 754 Author: Harris, O.H.
Last Action: Rules suspended
Caption: Relating to classification of persons executing criminal process out of municipal courts in certain cities as peace officers; authorizing peace officers of the city to serve process issuing out of municipal courts.
SB 784 Author: Harris, O.H.
Last Action: Motion to suspend rules lost
Caption: Relating to the registration and regulation of architects.
SB 785 Author: Harris, O.H.
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Intergovernmental Relations
Caption: Relating to information held by the custodian of public records of a governmental body.
SB 786 Author: Harris, O.H.
Last Action: Referred to Committee on State Affairs
Caption: Relating to mixed beverage permits in certain publicly owned areas.
SB 837 Author: Harris, O.H.
Last Action: Reported from committee favorably substituted
Caption: Providing for the regulation, licensing, and taxing of horse racing and pari-mutuel wagering in certain counties.
SB 876 Author: Harris, O.H.
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Insurance
Caption: Relating to duties of the State Board of Insurance.
SB 877 Author: Harris, O.H.
Last Action: Referred to Committee on State Affairs
Caption: Relating to the assignment of peace officer status to municipal park and recreation patrolmen and security officers and providing for financial assistance to the surviving spouse and minor children of such person.
SB 878 Author: Harris, O.H.
Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the reorganization of the "Dallas County Levee Improvement District No. 16" and its change of name to "Farmers Branch-Carrollton Flood Control District"; providing the rights, powers, duties, and functions of the district and its board of directors and other personnel; providing for financing; providing for the district's bearing the expense of relocation or alteration of certain properties; providing for elections for issuance of bonds and levy of taxes; providing procedures for the issuance of bonds, their terms, security, and use of proceeds; providing for issuance of refunding bonds and notes; giving cities in which the district is situated authority to dissolve the district under applicable laws.
SB 942 Author: Harris, O.H.
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Economic Development
Caption: Relating to issuance, refunding, and authorization procedure for bonds by any city, hospital district, and hospital authority.
SB 983 Author: Harris, O.H.
Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to medical malpractice and the practice of medicine in the State of Texas, creating a mutual casualty insurance company for the issuance of professional liability insurance coverage to physicians in order to provide payment to injured parties for medical malpractice claims resulting from the rendering of or failure to render professional services by physicians or other authorized health care professionals; authorizing a tax on physicians to create the mutual casualty insurance company and means to collect the tax; granting certain tax dedications and exemptions; defining the scope of recovery and limiting the liability for certain injuries or acts; defining certain terms; and generally relating to medical malpractice and payment of claims therefore; and grantinng certain powers and duties to certain officials and offices in relation thereto.
SB 984 Author: Harris, O.H.
Last Action: Reported from committee favorably
Caption: Relating to the payment of commissions to professional corporations whose shareholders are duly licensed as life insurance agents.
SB 1036 Author: Harris, O.H.
Last Action: 90 day bill
Caption: Providing that the provisions of Title 63, as amended, shall not apply to construction in any city or town which has adopted a nationally recognized model building code which contains certain requirements as to means of escape as specified in the Act; providing that construction heretofore completed in accordance with a nationally recognized model building code which contained certain requirements as to means of escape as specified in the Act shall be deemed to comply with Title 63, as amended; authorizing any city to enact additional standards not in conflict with this Act.
SB 1068 Author: Harris, O.H.
Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the number of members on the board of trustees of a street transportation system.
SB 1100 Author: Harris, O.H.
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Economic Development
Caption: Relating to the use and ownership of money advanced on a contract for the rental of motion picture films.
SCR 46 Author: Harris, O.H.
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Natural Resources
Caption: Commending Governor Dolph Briscoe for his forthright stand regarding the need for easing the present hydrocarbon emission regulations of the Environmental Protection Agency and congratulating him for acting in the best interests of state government and the citizens of Texas.
SCR 64 Author: Harris, O.H.
Last Action: Signed by Governor
Caption: Granting permission to T. C. Bateson Construction Company, Ling-Alterman, Natkin/Todd-Ford, Fresno Structural and Hanger Fabricators, Incorporated, Redondo Manufacturing Company, Incoporated, A-1 Pierce Enterprises, and L. E. (Ed) Travis and Sons, Incorporated, and McDonough Brothers, Incorporated, be and the same are hereby granted permission to bring and maintain suit against the State of Texas, including The University of Texas System and its regents, in a district court of Travis County, Texas, or in such other court as may have jurisdiction under the general laws of the State of Texas, to recover judgment in such amount and for such other relief as may be determined by a court or jury; providing that the sole purpose of this resolution is to grant permission to the aforesaid parties to maintain suit against the State of Texas and any instrumentality thereof, and no admission of liability or obligation is intended to be evidenced by this resolution, and further, that the parties described above shall be required to prove all essential facts as in other similar cases, and either party may appeal from any judgement entered, in accordance with the rules and laws of civil procedure; providing that nothing in this resolution shall be construed as an admission of any fact or of any liability by or against the State of Texas or any of the parties named above, and all facts set out herein which are relied upon by the parties must be proved in court for any recovery to be made; providing that nothing contained in this resolution shall constitute a waiver of any defense available to the State of Texas other than the defense of sovereign immunity to suit.
SCR 66 Author: Harris, O.H.
Last Action: Signed by Governor
Caption: Commending and congratulating Gerald W. Greathouse on his superb achievments and outstanding contributions to the people of this state and to the insurance industry of this state, and the Texas Legislature also wishes him continued success in his activities for a long and happy life; providing for a copy of this resolution to be prepared for Gerald W. Greathouse as a token of esteem and highest regard and as an expression of tribute from the 64th Legislature of the State of Texas.
SCR 90 Author: Harris, O.H.
Last Action: Signed by Governor
Caption: Requesting that the Governor return House Bill No. 208 to the senate for further consideration; declaring null and void the action of the president of the senate and the speaker of the house of representatives in signing House Bill No. 208 and authorizing the two presiding officers to remove their signatures from the enrolled bill.
SCR 96 Author: Harris, O.H.
Last Action: Signed by Governor
Caption: Granting the U.S.A.A. Life Insurance Company permission to sue the State Board of Insurance and the State of Texas for the relief to which it may be entitled concerning its claim of damages; providing that in the event suit is filed, service of process and other required process be made on the Attorney General of Texas, and that the suit be tried as other civil suits; providing that nothing in this resolution may be construed as an admission by the State of Texas or any of its employees, agents, departments, agencies, or political subdivisions, of liability or of the truth of any allegation asserted by the claimant, but the alleged cause of action must be proved under the laws of this state as in other civil cases; providing that nothing in this resolution may be construed as a waiver of any defense of fact or law available to the State of Texas or to any of its employees, agents, departments, agencies, or political subdivisions, but every defense is specifically reserved.
SR 311 Author: Harris, O.H.
Caption: Extending congratulations to Tom Hagan on occasion of his birthday.
SR 438 Author: Harris, O.H.
Caption: Extending welcome to students from St. Patrick's Elementary School in Dallas.
SR 468 Author: Harris, O.H.
Caption: Extending welcome to the Texas Federation of Republican Women's Clubs.
SR 513 Author: Harris, O.H.
Caption: Requesting Senate Economic Development Committee to constitute itself into interim study committee to investigate advantage to people of Texas of refunding in advance bonds issued by certain special districts.
SR 531 Author: Harris, O.H.
Caption: Extending welcome to seventh grade students of Good Shepherd Episcopal Parish Day School.
SR 733 Author: Harris, O.H.
Caption: Expressing appreciation to Tommy Townsend and his staff on outstanding job.
63rd Regular Session
SB 17 Author: Harris, O.H.
Last Action: Sent to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to the interception and use of wire and oral communications.
SB 153 Author: Harris, O.H.
Last Action: Motion to suspend rules lost
Caption: Requiring the filling of certain designated type bonds or securities covering the collection of both State and local sales, excise and use taxes; providing certain exclusions therefrom; providing for payment on the bonds or securities and demand for additional bond or security; allowing petition for redetermination, providing show cause hearing and authorizing suit for collection or injunction; providing for injunction suit on failure to file bond and obtain permit; providing for demand for bond in circumstances when person becomes delinquent; fixing venue and jurisdiction in suits brought under this Act in Travis County, Texas; providing a severability clause; providing a repealer clause.
SB 155 Author: Harris, O.H.
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Jurisprudence
Caption: Relating to bail pending appeal; providing for the denial of bail in certain instances.
SB 156 Author: Harris, O.H.
Last Action: Reported favorably
Caption: Relating to the form of books and records maintained by pawnbrokers and the information required; relating to serial numbers or identification mark numbers on pawned items.
SB 237 Author: Harris, O.H.
Last Action: 90 Day Bill
Caption: Relating to the regulation and certification of certain landscape architects and landscape irrigators; providing penalties.
SB 300 Author: Harris, O.H.
Last Action: Committee hearing date
Caption: Providing that any sound recording which has been in existence more than fifteen years may be reproduced for sale, sold, or offered for sale with impunity.
SB 309 Author: Harris, O.H.
Last Action: Reported favorably
Caption: Relating to the date that sales and use taxes are due in a case where the taxpayer owes more than $750 in any one month; providing an effective date.
SB 310 Author: Harris, O.H.
Last Action: Reported favorably
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.
SB 311 Author: Harris, O.H.
Last Action: Reported favorably
Caption: Relating to interest and penalties due on delinquent sales taxes.
SB 313 Author: Harris, O.H.
Last Action: Sent to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to certain reports by the comptroller to cities imposing the cities sales and use tax; providing for the lists of delinquent taxpayers; providing for lists of taxpayers not included in reports; providing an effective date.
SB 314 Author: Harris, O.H.
Last Action: Reported favorably
Caption: Relating to delinquent sales and use taxes on their collection under the Local Sales and Use Tax Act; providing an effective date.
SB 385 Author: Harris, O.H.
Last Action: Reported favorably as amended
Caption: Establishing responsibility for distribution of beer in specific areas.
SB 389 Author: Harris, O.H.
Last Action: Referred to Subcommittee on Criminal Matters
Caption: Providing for jail terms as condition of probation in misdemeanor and felony cases.
SB 414 Author: Harris, O.H.
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Insurance
Caption: Authorizing the extension of stated amounts of group term life insurance on the lives of the spouses and the children, under 21 years of age, of insureds under any policy of group term life insurance now authorized by law for delivery in the State of Texas; providing for the conversion of such extended insurance; providing a severability clause.
SB 415 Author: Harris, O.H.
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Natural Resources
Caption: Relating to making the Texas Conservation Foundation Act applicable to purposes related to wildlife refuges, preservations, and management areas.
SB 691 Author: Harris, O.H.
Last Action: Reported favorably
Caption: Relating to the tampering with or disregarding of barricades and warning signs placed upon any property where a hazardous condition exists; bringing the penalties within the jurisdiction of municipal courts.
SB 843 Author: Harris, O.H.
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Jurisprudence
Caption: Relating to validating boundary lines of certain cities housing a population of not more than 49,00 according to the last preceding federal census; and declaring an emergency.
SB 920 Author: Harris, O.H.
Last Action: Vetoed by Governor
Caption: Relating to liability of a limited partner under the Texas Uniform Limited Partnership Act.
SJR 11 Author: Harris, O.H.
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Jurisprudence
Caption: Proposing an amendment of the Constitution of the State of Texas permitting the denial of bail to a person charged with a felony offense who has theretofore been twice convicted of a felony offense; the denial of bail to a person charged with a felony offense while that person was admitted to bail on a prior felony indictment; the denial of bail to a person charged with a crime involving the use of a deadly weapon where there is evidence such person has been convicted of a prior felony offense; providing a limit to that person's incarceration without trial; and granting the right of appeal.
SR 89 Author: Harris, O.H.
Caption: Extending heartfelt wishes for speedy recovery to Mrs. Robert Oaks.
SR 113 Author: Harris, O.H.
Caption: Extending welcome to John R. Bartels.
SR 234 Author: Harris, O.H.
Caption: Extending welcome to Girl Scout Troop 496 University Park Elementary School.
SR 328 Author: Harris, O.H. | et. al.
Caption: Memorial resolution for Mr. and Mrs. E. O. "Doc" Hayes.
SR 335 Author: Harris, O.H. | et. al.
Caption: Congratulating Miss Austin, Cindy White.
SR 336 Author: Harris, O.H. | et. al.
Caption: Extending welcome to students from Hillcrest High School.
SR 408 Author: Harris, O.H.
Caption: Extending welcome to students from St. Patrick School.
SR 449 Author: Harris, O.H.
Caption: Extending welcome to Girl Scout Troop 713, Dallas, Texas.
SR 463 Author: Harris, O.H.
Caption: Commending Junior Chamber of Commerce of Texas.
SR 545 Author: Harris, O.H.
Caption: Memorial resolution for Mrs. Frances W. Harris.
SR 715 Author: Harris, O.H.
Caption: Extending welcome to sponsors and members of North Dallas Camp Fire Girls.
SR 888 Author: Harris, O.H.
Caption: Congratulating the Phileo Singers of Dallas.
SR 895 Author: Harris, O.H.
Caption: Expressing appreciation to Margaret Williams, clerk of Senate Jurisprudence Committee.
SR 913 Author: Harris, O.H.
Caption: Commending First Baptist Church chapel choir in Irving.
62nd Regular Session
SB 94 Author: Harris, O.H.
Caption: Relating to providing for the compulsory inspection, adjustment, correction or repair of motor vehicles, trailers, semitrailers, pole trailers, and mobile homes under the supervision of the Texas Department of Public Safety.
SB 118 Author: Harris, O.H.
Caption: Relating to providing for the annual inspection of directional signals on motor vehicles.
SB 119 Author: Harris, O.H.
Caption: Relating to providing for the visual inspection of tires annually on motor vehicles.
SB 120 Author: Harris, O.H.
Caption: Relating to providing for the annual inspection of windshields on motor vehicles.
SB 668 Author: Harris, O.H.
Caption: Relating to amending the Texas Optometry Act, to provide that diagnosis of diseased eyes shall be deemed the practice of medicine.
SB 718 Author: Harris, O.H.
Caption: Relating to the disposition or sale of alcoholic beverages by insurers or insurance salvors in the salvage or liquidation of certain insured damages or losses.
SB 799 Author: Harris, O.H.
Caption: Relating to apportioning the State of Texas into Senatorial Districts.
SB 1012 Author: Harris, O.H.
Caption: Relating to the status of an area encompassed by the building structure of certain professional sports stadiums and by regional airports in certain counties of over 500,000 populations.
SCR 10 Author: Harris, O.H. | et. al.
Caption: Granting Billy Warren (B.W.)to sue the state.
SCR 60 Author: Harris, O.H.
Caption: Recognizing March 20, 1971 Victory in Vietnam Day.
SJR 25 Author: Harris, O.H.
Caption: Proposing an amendment to the Texas constitution, to allow prosecution of felonies on the information of the District or County Attorney.
SR 24 Author: Harris, O.H.
Caption: Extending welcome to Brownie Troops 634 and 647.
SR 115 Author: Harris, O.H.
Caption: Extending welcome to Randy Parrott, designated "Honorary Page" for today.
SR 785 Author: Harris, O.H. | et. al.
Caption: In memory of Bernard (Beanie) Siegel.
SR 1369 Author: Harris, O.H.
Caption: Extending congratulations to Robert Medrano on the receipt of his Master of Arts Degree.
62nd 2nd Called Session
SR 58 Author: Harris, O.H.
Caption: Ameding S.R. No. 1400 of the Regular Session of the 62nd Legislature to add four members to the committee to conduct a comprehensive study of the pari-mutuel system of horse racing.
62nd 3rd Called Session
SR 167 Author: Harris, O.H. | et. al.
Caption: Extending belated birthday greetings to Senator Joe Christie.
SR 333 Author: Harris, O.H.
Caption: Extending welcome to Miss Joni Haesemeyer.
62nd 4th Called Session
SCR 6 Author: Harris, O.H. | et. al.
Caption: Memorializing Congress to call a constitutional convention to propose an amendment relating to the right of students to attend the public school nearest their place of residence regardless of race, color, national origin, religion or sex.
SCR 16 Author: Harris, O.H.
Caption: Granting Robert E. McKee, Inc., and the McCally Company permission to sue the University of Texas System.
SCR 17 Author: Harris, O.H. | et. al.
Caption: Inviting President Richard Nixon to address a joint session of the legislature.
61st Regular Session
SB 500 Author: Harris, O.H.
Caption: Relating to providing for the holding of the first and second primary elections on the fourth Saturday in July and the fourth Saturday in August, 1970, and every two years thereafter; and changing the dates and other matters relating to the various precinct, county, district, state, and national political party meetings, conventions, and election procedures; amending the Texas Election Code.
SB 501 Author: Harris, O.H.
Caption: Relating to "Land Vacancies"; clarifying the respective rights of good faith claimants and applicants in certain instances.
SB 550 Author: Harris, O.H.
Caption: Relating to providing that any person, lender, licensee, seller, bank, savings and loan association, credit union or creditor who complies with the disclosure provisions required by Title I of the Federal Consumer Credit Protection Act and regulations prescribed, adopted and promulgated thereunder, and such regulations hereinafter prescribed, adopted and promulgated thereunder, shall be deemed to have complied with certain disclosure provisions.
SB 602 Author: Harris, O.H.
Caption: Relating to authorizing the State Highway Department, in conjunction with the Bureau of Public Roads, from and after the effective date of this Act, to expend Federal-aid funds matched by a like amount of State funds, for acquisition and construction of parking facilities outside the central business district of an urban area of over 50,000 population.
SB 775 Author: Harris, O.H.
Caption: Relating to validating all proceedings including all revenue bonds and provisions for security and payment thereof, the terms and conditions of sale thereof, contracts, agreements, leases, operating agreements, options and other agreements, taken, had, made, entered into or executed by the governing bodies of all cities and towns, including home rule cities, in the State, in connection with the establishment, acquisition, purchase, construction, improvement, operation, maintenance, financing and use of certain public improvements.
58th Regular Session
HB 458 Author: Harris, O.H. | et. al.
Caption: Relating to amending the Texas Election Code so as to eliminate the possibility of a candidate's name appearing more than once upon the official ballot in case he has been nominated for the office of President or Vice-President of the United States and also for an office requiring a state-wide vote for election.
HB 911 Author: Harris, O.H.
Caption: Relating to providing that branch offices of the county clerk's office may be established and maintained by the Commissioners Court in all counties having a city or cities other than the county seat within their boundaries of a population of twenty thousand (20,000) and over, according to the last Federal Census.
HB 1028 Author: Harris, O.H.
Caption: Relating to providing that no motion picture theater shall knowingly allow minors to view "adult only" films; providing a penalty for violation of this Act.