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Legislation authored by Jim Wallace

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

63rd Regular Session
SB 70 Author: Wallace, Jim
Last Action: Committee substitute
Caption: Relating to suits for declaratory and equitable relief to protect air, water, and natural resources and the public trust therein from pollution, impairment, and destruction; providing a new cause of action conferring standing to sue on private persons, the state, state agencies and political subdivisions, and all others, to enforce public rights in the preservation of the natural resources of the state.
SB 111 Author: Wallace, Jim
Last Action: Signed by Governor
Caption: Relating to delinquent children, children in need of supervision, and children with mental illness, retardation, disease, or defect; providing procedures for courts, officers and other persons, and agencies and institutions, dealing with such children; placing limitations on public access to hearings and records concerning juveniles; containing other provisions for their protection, care, or rehabilitation; providing for the extent of applicability of this Act; providing for an effective date; providing for severability.
SB 118 Author: Wallace, Jim
Last Action: Referred to Subcommittee on Criminal Matters
Caption: Relating to the suspension of a driver's license for the offense of driving while intoxicated or under the influence of alcohol or narcotic or other drugs.
SB 128 Author: Wallace, Jim
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Human Resources
Caption: Relating to the right of an injured employee to select a licensed physician or chiropractor under the workmen's compensation law.
SB 139 Author: Wallace, Jim
Last Action: Sent to subcommittee
Caption: Providing standards for state administrative agency practice and procedure; providing for review of state agency proceedings.
SB 169 Author: Wallace, Jim
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Economic Development
Caption: Relating to service of process on a liability insurer.
SB 181 Author: Wallace, Jim
Last Action: Committee hearing date
Caption: Relating to mandatory coverage for first party medical payments, disability benefits, and accidental death benefits under a policy of automobile liability insurance.
SB 182 Author: Wallace, Jim
Last Action: Sent to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to modifying the insurance coverage requirements of the Texas Motor Vehicle Safety-Responsibility Act.
SB 376 Author: Wallace, Jim
Last Action: 90 Day Bill
Caption: Relating to multi-peril policies of insurance and powers and duties of the State Board of Insurance regarding such policies.
SB 381 Author: Wallace, Jim
Last Action: Reported favorably
Caption: Relating to apportionment of congressional districts.
SB 516 Author: Wallace, Jim
Last Action: Committee hearing date
Caption: Relating to disqualification of certain persons connected with lobbying from certain appointive state offices; prescribing a penalty.
SB 517 Author: Wallace, Jim
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Judiciary
Caption: Relating to the jurisdiction of the district court and to trial by jury and appeals in probate matters; relating to filing of applications, petitions and motions in the district court in certain counties and in other statutory and constitutional courts in other counties.
SB 518 Author: Wallace, Jim
Last Action: Committee hearing date
Caption: Relating to the appointment of an executive director and staff for the Texas Conservation Foundation.
SB 519 Author: Wallace, Jim
Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the administration and operation of programs and institutions for dependent and neglected children by the Harris County Child Welfare Board and for delegation of authority in certain instances.
SB 559 Author: Wallace, Jim
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Intergovernmental Relations
Caption: Relating to the liability of certain employers to employees injured in the course of their employment for workmen's compensation benefits and medical and related benefits; providing that the employers must secure their liability for the benefits due injured employees; providing penalties for failure to secure the benefits establishing an Uninsured Employers Fund and providing for allocations form it to employees of uninsured employers.
SB 560 Author: Wallace, Jim
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Intergovernmental Relations
Caption: Relating to the liability of certain employers to employees injured in the course of their employment for workmen's compensations benefits and medical and related benefits; providing that the employers must secure their liability for the benefits due injured employees; providing penalties for failure to secure the benefits; establishing an Uninsured Employers Fund and providing for allocations from it to employees of uninsured employers.
SB 563 Author: Wallace, Jim
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Intergovernmental Relations
Caption: Relating to workmen's compensation insurance for state and other public employees
SB 564 Author: Wallace, Jim
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Intergovernmental Relations
Caption: Relating to the extension of workmen's compensation insurance to employees of certain hospital districts.
SB 571 Author: Wallace, Jim
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Intergovernmental Relations
Caption: Relating to the appointment of a director of the Industrial Accident Board and defining the respective function of the director and the board.
SB 642 Author: Wallace, Jim
Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Authorizing the creation and organization in metropolitan areas of rapid transit authorities; excepting certain bicounty metropolitan areas as defined in said Act; making findings and defining terms; providing for an election; providing for transit authority boards; prescribing the functions, powers, duties, responsibilities, and privileges of such authorities and their engineers, employees and representatives; authorizing the levy and collection of motor vehicle emission taxes by such authorities; exempting certain motor vehicles; authorizing the issuance of bonds and notes and making provision for securing their payment by such authorities; prescribing the characteristics of such bonds and notes and their eligibility for legal investments and security for deposits; providing certain tax exemptions; authorizing the adoption of rules and regulations and prescribing of penalties; containing a severability clause.
SB 775 Author: Wallace, Jim
Last Action: 90 Day Bill
Caption: Relating to retirement benefits for certain members of the Firemen's Relief and Retirement Fund; authorizing the employment of certain persons to and in the administration of the retirement program.
SB 831 Author: Wallace, Jim
Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the expiration dates of certain licenses, permits, registrations, and certificates and allowing for proration of fees and adjustment of related matters; and declaring an emergency.
SB 841 Author: Wallace, Jim
Last Action: Referred to Committee on State Affairs
Caption: Relating to the handling of trust funds paid into court in an interpleader action; amending Chapter 14, General Laws, Acts of the 41st Legislature, 4th Called Session, 1930, as amended (Article 2558a, Vernon's Texas Civil Statutes), by adding a Section 4c; and declaring an emergency.
SB 842 Author: Wallace, Jim
Last Action: Motion to suspend rules lost
Caption: Establishing the Texas Air Control Board as an independent state agency; amending Sections 2.08, 2.09, and 2.10 of the Texas Clean Air Act (Article 4477-5, Vernon's Texas Civil Statutes); and declaring an emergency.
SB 868 Author: Wallace, Jim
Last Action: 90 Day Bill
Caption: Relating to the sale of bread; amending Article 719, Penal Code of Texas, 1925; and declaring an emergency.
SB 869 Author: Wallace, Jim
Last Action: Reported favorably
Caption: Relating to definin the term "person affected" and setting forth that definition; amending Chapter 21, Water Code, as amended, by adding a new Subsection (18) to Section 21.003; and declaring an emergency.
SB 870 Author: Wallace, Jim
Last Action: Reported favorably
Caption: Related to defining the term "person affected" and setting forth that definition; amending Subchapter A, Texas Clean Air Act, as amended (Article 4477-5, Vernon's Texas Civil Statutes), by adding a new Subsection (10) to Section 1.03; and declaring an emergency.
SB 871 Author: Wallace, Jim
Last Action: 90 Day Bill
Caption: Relating to defining the term "person affected" and setting forth that definition; amending the Solid Waste Disposal Act, as amended (Article 4477-7, Vernon's Texas Civil Statutes), by adding a new Subsection (13) to Section 2; and declaring an emergency.
SCR 54 Author: Wallace, Jim
Last Action: Signed by Governor
Caption: In memory of Dr. David D. Rains, stepfather of State Representative Mickey Leland of Houston.
SCR 99 Author: Wallace, Jim
Last Action: Filed without Governor's signature
Caption: Requesting return of Senate Bill Number 642 from the Governor for further consideration.
SJR 26 Author: Wallace, Jim
Last Action: Signed by Governor
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment stating that the district court concurrently with the county court shall have the general jurisdiction of a probate court, and providing the jurisdiction thereof, and further providing that in any probate proceeding the district court shall also have jurisdiction otherwise conferred upon it by law, and further providing that the legislature may increase, diminish or eliminate the jurisdiction of the district court or county court in probate matters and further providing that the legislature shall have power to adopt rules governing the filing, distribution and transfer of all such cases and proceedings as between district courts, county courts, and other courts having jurisdiction thereof, and further providing that the legislature may provide that all appeals in such matters shall be to the courts of (civil) appeals.
SR 96 Author: Wallace, Jim
Caption: Congratulatory Resolution for Miss Paula Phiefer.
SR 226 Author: Wallace, Jim
Caption: Extending best wishes for swift recovery to Jeremy Wimberly.
SR 255 Author: Wallace, Jim
Caption: Amending Senate Rules to provide for daily Intent Calendar.
SR 394 Author: Wallace, Jim
Caption: Extending welcome to State Governmental Affairs Committee of the General Foods Corporation.
SR 460 Author: Wallace, Jim
Caption: Extending welcome to students from J. W. Oates Elementary School.
SR 729 Author: Wallace, Jim
Caption: Extending congratulations to Terry Burge.
SR 745 Author: Wallace, Jim
Caption: Extending welcome to Dr. E. E. Taylor.
SR 844 Author: Wallace, Jim
Caption: Requesting Intergovernmental Relations Committee to undertake a study of the burn problem with the intention of adopting a comprehensive burn prevention code.
SR 923 Author: Wallace, Jim
Caption: Instructing the Intergovernmental Relations committee to continue the work of the Senate Interim Committee to study Licensing and Examining Boards in Texas.
62nd Regular Session
SB 69 Author: Wallace, Jim
Caption: Relating to the right of an injured employee entitled to medical aid and treatment under the provisions of the workmen's compensation law to select a licensed physician or licensed chiropractor of his own choice.
SB 78 Author: Wallace, Jim
Caption: Relating to the protection of persons who file a claim or aid in filing a claim or testify at hearings concerning a claim under the Texas Workmen's Compensation Act.
SB 187 Author: Wallace, Jim
Caption: Relating to enabling County Commissioners Courts to supplement the compensation of Justices of the Courts of Civil Appeals from county funds.
SB 322 Author: Wallace, Jim
Caption: Relating to the obedience to a signal indicating an approach of a train.
SB 491 Author: Wallace, Jim
Caption: Relating to the labeling and the sale, offer for sale, or exposure for sale of certain detergents; providing a penalty.
SB 503 Author: Wallace, Jim
Caption: Relating to including within the defintion of employer carriers regulated by the Interstate Commerce Commission.
SB 504 Author: Wallace, Jim
Caption: Relating to amending the 'Texas Clean Air Act' to add definitions of 'new facility' and 'modification'.
SB 505 Author: Wallace, Jim
Caption: Relating to amending Clean Air Act to provide regulations for permits issued by Board for new facilities or modifications of existing facilities.
SB 506 Author: Wallace, Jim
Caption: Relating to defining "private passenger automobiles" and creating manufacturer's warranty of safety standards concerning the abiltity to sustain shock; providing and effective date.
SB 554 Author: Wallace, Jim
Caption: Relating to providing for the lump sum payment upon termination of service of a portion of the accumulated sick leave and vacation leave of firemen and policemen in certain cities.
SB 555 Author: Wallace, Jim
Caption: Relating to amending the Education Code to provide allocation of funds to certain school districts for transportation of students for vocational education programs not available in their districts.
SB 556 Author: Wallace, Jim
Caption: Relating to establishing the procedure to create an occupational skill center jurisdictions subject to regulation of the central education agency.
SB 626 Author: Wallace, Jim
Caption: Relating to disqualification of certain persons connected with lobbying from certain appointive state offices and prohibiting certain appointees from lobbying on termination from state service; prescribing a penalty.
SB 631 Author: Wallace, Jim
Caption: Relating to the recovery of attorney's fees in certain suits in which a person, corporation, partnership, or other legal entity obtains judgment for an unpaid claim.
SB 636 Author: Wallace, Jim
Caption: Relating to providing for the recovery of medical services expended in the care and treatment of patients with cigarette induced lung cancer.
SB 637 Author: Wallace, Jim
Caption: Relating to limiting the liability of certain insurance companies for attorney fees in a case where the company delays payment of an insured loss beyond the prescribed time of payment.
SB 703 Author: Wallace, Jim
Caption: Relating to the reproduction, recording, and retention of records of the District Clerk by microfilm or other process which correctly and legibly reproduces or which forms a medium of copying or reproducing certain records.
SB 704 Author: Wallace, Jim
Caption: Relating to providing for disposition of money paid into registry of certain courts in certain counties, selection of depository therefor, duties of district clerk.
SB 705 Author: Wallace, Jim
Caption: Relating to amending Texas Insurance Code, to provide for the setting of rates of premiums to be collected by fire insurance companies in this State on a county basis.
SB 747 Author: Wallace, Jim
Caption: Relating to providing a penalty for driving while license suspended or revoked.
SB 748 Author: Wallace, Jim
Caption: Relating to the sale and reproduction for sale of a sound recording that is reproduced without the consent of the owner of the original recording; providing penalties for violation.
SB 749 Author: Wallace, Jim
Caption: Relating to providing for the preservation and enhancement of scenic beauty of lands bordering certain public highways
SB 796 Author: Wallace, Jim
Caption: Relating to the jurisdiction of the district court and to trial by jury in probate matters.
SB 918 Author: Wallace, Jim
Caption: Relating to authorizing the Board of Regents of The University of Texas System to acquire by donation the facilities of the Houston Speech and Hearing Center, a Texas nonprofit corporation of Houston, Harris County, Texas, and to establish in The University of Texas Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences at Houston a division to be known as the "Division of Communicative Disorders."
SB 957 Author: Wallace, Jim
Caption: Relating to registration and filing of financial statements by persons engaged in representation before the Legislature and state agencies.
SB 979 Author: Wallace, Jim
Caption: Relating to contracts for the acquisition of water supply systems, water distribution systems, and sanitary sewer systems by cities or towns.
SB 989 Author: Wallace, Jim | et. al.
Caption: Relating to modifying the insurance coverage requirements of the Texas Motor Vehicle Safety-Responsibility Act and the amount of property damage necessitating a report under the provisions of that Act.
SCR 46 Author: Wallace, Jim
Caption: Directing the University of Houston to utilize its various departments to identify and offer solutions to problems of citizens of the coastal zone.
SCR 62 Author: Wallace, Jim
Caption: Commending the Houston Chapter of the National Conference of Christians and Jews, Inc. and its three honorees Colonel James A. McDivitt, I Weiner, and Dr. Randolf Lee Clark.
SCR 124 Author: Wallace, Jim
Caption: Extending congratulations to the Veterans Administration Prosthetic Research Center.
SCR 136 Author: Wallace, Jim
Caption: Providing for the creation of an interim committee to study Texas Financial Responsibility Law.
SJR 26 Author: Wallace, Jim | et. al.
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment expressing the mandate that the legislature shall enact law disqualifying persons from state appointive positions or employment who have engaged in professional lobbying within the year preceding the appointment or employment, or who are in partnership or close business or professional relationship with such a person.
SJR 40 Author: Wallace, Jim
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment stating that the District Court concurrently with the County Court shall have the general jurisdiction of a Probate Court, and providing the jurisdiction thereof, and further providing that the Supreme Court shall have power to adopt rules governing the filing, distribution, and transfer of all such cases and proceedings as between District Courts, County Courts, and other courts having jurisdiction thereof, and further providing that the Supreme Court may provide that all appeals in such matters shall be to the courts of (civil) appeals.
SR 125 Author: Wallace, Jim | et. al.
Caption: In memory of Alexander Howard Branch.
SR 386 Author: Wallace, Jim
Caption: Extending congratulations to Mr. and Mrs. Norman W. Dorsey, Sr on the occasion of their 50th wedding anniversary.
SR 428 Author: Wallace, Jim
Caption: Honoring Senator Barbara Jordan on her birthday and wishing her continued success in future endeavors.
SR 525 Author: Wallace, Jim
Caption: Extending welcome to teachers and fourth grade class, Durham Elementary School, Houston
SR 563 Author: Wallace, Jim
Caption: Extending congratulations to citizens of Acres Home Area of Houston.
SR 622 Author: Wallace, Jim
Caption: Extending welcome to honor students, history and government classes, Cy Fair High School, Houston.
SR 681 Author: Wallace, Jim
Caption: Extending welcome to fifth grade class, Long Point Baptist Day School.
SR 701 Author: Wallace, Jim
Caption: Extending commendation to Cypress-Fairbanks High School, State 4-A Basketball Champion.
SR 804 Author: Wallace, Jim
Caption: Extending welcome to students and teachers of Lula B. Stevens Elementary School of Houston.
SR 848 Author: Wallace, Jim
Caption: Extending commendation and congratulations to Miss Susan Moore for her understanding of handicapped citizens of Texas and for her literary prowess.
SR 1111 Author: Wallace, Jim
Caption: In memory of Dr. E.L. Goar.
SR 1126 Author: Wallace, Jim
Caption: Extending welcome to Girl Scout Troop 1820 of Houston.
SR 1192 Author: Wallace, Jim
Caption: Extending welcome to Honor Students from 15 schools in Houston.
SR 1210 Author: Wallace, Jim
Caption: Extending welcome to students and sponsors of Lula M. Stevens Elementary School of Houston.
SR 1271 Author: Wallace, Jim | et. al.
Caption: Extending congratulations to Women's Activities division of the AFL-CIO, Harris County.
SR 1273 Author: Wallace, Jim
Caption: Extending welcome to third, fourth, fifth and sixth grade classes, The Awty School, Houston.
SR 1274 Author: Wallace, Jim
Caption: Extending welcome to sixth grade students from St. Theresa's of Houston with Dr. Phiomena, Sister Adrienne.
SR 1359 Author: Wallace, Jim
Caption: Providing for the creation of an Interim Committee to study possible reforms in the system of licensing and examining boards in Texas government.
SR 1445 Author: Wallace, Jim
Caption: Providing for the creation of an interim committee to study problems relating to eighteen to twenty-one year old voters.
SR 1453 Author: Wallace, Jim
Caption: Providing for the creation of an Interim committee to study possible reforms in Texas lobbying laws.
SR 1500 Author: Wallace, Jim
Caption: In memory of Audie Murphy.
62nd 1st Called Session
SB 16 Author: Wallace, Jim
Caption: Providing for the preservation and enhancement of scenic beauty of lands bordering certain public highways.
62nd 2nd Called Session
SB 3 Author: Wallace, Jim | et. al.
Caption: Providing for the preservation and enhancement of scenic beauty of lands bordering certain public highways; providing for the control and regulation of outdoor advertising and certain junkyards and automobile graveyards by the Texas Highway Commission; providing for the acquisition and disposal of property for the purposes of this Act by the Texas Highway Commission; providing for the establishment of a Texas Highway Beautification Fund in the State Treasury; providing penalties; providing for appropriations (Highway Beautification Act).
SR 29 Author: Wallace, Jim
Caption: In memory of George R. "Pop" Hatten.
62nd 3rd Called Session
SR 86 Author: Wallace, Jim
Caption: Extending congratulations to Charles A. Adamo for his outstanding accomplishments.