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[  Session(s): all  Chamber =  Both  Bill Type = all    Subjects =  AMUSEMENT PARKS & CARNIVAL RIDES ]

Select bill Bill Session Author & Sponsor Caption Committees Last action
HB 465 85-0 (2017) Author: Anchia, Rafael | et. al. Relating to the prosecution of certain offenses involving the carrying of weapons at amusement parks or locations associated with schools or educational institutions. House: Homeland Security & Public Safety Referred to Homeland Security & Public Safety
SB 1666 83-0 (2013) Author: Carona, John Relating to the regulation of amusement rides. Senate: Business & Commerce Left pending in committee
HB 3986 81-0 (2009) Author: Bonnen, Dennis | et. al. Relating to the closure of certain man-made passes between the Gulf of Mexico and inland bays by the commissioner of the General Land Office. House: Land & Resource Management Laid on the table subject to call
SB 1181 81-0 (2009) Author: Patrick, Dan Relating to the employment of certain persons by amusement parks. House: Business & Industry
Senate: Business & Commerce
Referred to Business & Industry
HB 1892 79-0 (2005) Author: Eiland, Craig
Sponsor: Barrientos, Gonzalo
Relating to excluding certain challenge courses from regulation as amusement rides. House: Insurance
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective immediately
HB 2879 79-0 (2005) Author: Keffer, Bill
Sponsor: Armbrister, Kenneth
Relating to requirements for certain amusement rides. House: Insurance
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective on 9/1/05
SB 636 79-0 (2005) Author: Barrientos, Gonzalo Relating to excluding a challenge course used for educational purposes from regulation as an amusement ride. Senate: Business & Commerce Left pending in committee
SB 1282 79-0 (2005) Author: Armbrister, Kenneth
Sponsor: Keffer, Bill
Relating to insurance and regulatory requirements for certain amusement rides. House: Insurance
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective on 9/1/05
SB 1622 77-0 (2001) Author: Barrientos, Gonzalo | et. al.
Sponsor: Haggerty, Pat
Relating to the regulation of amusement rides; providing a criminal penalty. House: Licensing & Administrative Procedures
Senate: Business & Commerce
Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 317 76-0 (1999) Author: Chavez, Norma Relating to amusement park safety. House: Public Safety Left pending in committee
HB 1059 76-0 (1999) Author: Keel, Terry | et. al.
Sponsor: Barrientos, Gonzalo
Relating to the regulation of amusement rides; providing penalties. House: Public Safety
Senate: Economic Development
Effective on 1/1/00
SB 312 76-0 (1999) Author: Barrientos, Gonzalo Relating to the regulation of amusement rides; providing a penalty. Senate: Economic Development Referred to Economic Development
HB 1032 70-0 (1987) Author: Richardson, Bob
Sponsor: Harris, O.H.
Relating to the civil liability of certain owners, lessees, or occupants of real property, and to liability insurance limits for certain amusement rides and attractions. House: Insurance
Senate: Economic Development
Effective on 9/1/87
HB 450 69-0 (1985) Author: Kubiak, L.B. Relating to exemptions from the sales tax for certain amusement services and related parking services. House: Ways & Means Referred to subcommittee
HB 1201 69-0 (1985) Author: Millsap, Mike
Sponsor: Jones, Grant
Relating to the safety of certain amusement rides; providing a penalty. House: Business & Commerce
Senate: Economic Development
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HB 1776 69-0 (1985) Author: Messer, Bill
Sponsor: Harris, O.H.
Relating to the definition of "bet" for the purposes of the Penal Code prohibition against gambling. House: Business & Commerce
Senate: Jurisprudence
Vetoed by the Governor
HB 2222 69-0 (1985) Author: Messer, Bill
Sponsor: Whitmire, John
Relating to inspection, insurance, and safety regulations for certain amusement rides. House: Business & Commerce
Senate: Economic Development
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SB 15 69-0 (1985) Author: Sarpalius, Bill Relating to exemptions from the sales tax for certain amusement services and related parking services. Senate: Finance Referred to Finance
SB 914 69-0 (1985) Author: Harris, O.H. Relating to the definition of "bet" for the purposes of the Penal Code prohibition against gambling. Senate: Jurisprudence Referred to subcommittee
SB 1005 69-0 (1985) Author: Harris, O.H.
Sponsor: Gavin, John
Relating to certain recodifications and redesignations to eliminate duplications in the Insurance Code and related statutes. House: Insurance
Senate: Economic Development
Effective on . . . . . . . . . .
HB 182 68-0 (1983) Author: Hudson III, Samuel Relating to the safety of amusement parks, carnivals, and fairs. House: Business & Commerce Referred to Committee on Business & Commerce
HB 465 68-0 (1983) Author: Ceverha, Bill Relating to inspection of and insurance for certain amusement rides and attractions. House: Insurance Referred to Committee on Insurance
HB 816 68-0 (1983) Author: Valles, Robert "Bob" Relating to the annual financial report filed by the Texas Board of Health relating to administration of the law regulating circuses, carnivals, and zoos. House: Public Health Committee report printed and sent to Committee on Calendars
SB 446 68-0 (1983) Author: Jones, Grant
Sponsor: Ceverha, Bill
Relating to inspection, insurance, and safety regulations for certain amusement rides; giving the State Board of Insurance certain powers and duties; providing for fees and for deposit of fee funds in the State Treasury to the credit of the account of the State Board of Insurance for administration of this act; prescribing operation requirements; providing enforcement procedures; and defining offenses and providing penalties. House: Business & Commerce
Senate: Economic Development
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SB 657 68-0 (1983) Author: Whitmire, John
Sponsor: Valles, Robert "Bob"
Relating to the annual financial report filed by the Texas Board of Health relating to administration of the law regulating circuses, carnivals, and zoos. House: Public Health
Senate: Health & Human Resources
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HB 257 67-0 (1981) Author: Elizondo, Paul Relating to the safety of amusement parks, carnivals, and fairs. House: Employment Practices Referred to Committee on Employment Practices
HB 350 67-0 (1981) Author: Madla, Frank Relating to regulation of persons who own or operate amusement parks. House: Employment Practices Referred to Committee on Employment Practices
HB 678 67-0 (1981) Author: Gilley, Smith Relating to the safety of amusement parks, carnivals, and fairs. House: Insurance Referred to Committee on Insurance
HB 798 67-0 (1981) Author: Elizondo, Paul
Sponsor: Santiesteban, H.
Relating to the safety of amusement parks, carnivals, and fairs. House: Employment Practices
Senate: Human Resources
Reported from committee favorably with amendments
HB 1243 67-0 (1981) Author: Staniswalis, Chip Relating to regulation of circuses, carnivals, and zoos. House: Health Services Committee report printed and sent to Committee on Calendars
SB 681 67-0 (1981) Author: Santiesteban, H. Relating to the safety of amusement parks, carnivals, and fairs; providing penalty. Senate: Human Resources No action taken
HB 1201 66-0 (1979) Author: Madla, Frank Relating to regulation of amusement parks. House: Employment Practices Referred to Committee on Employment Practices
HB 934 64-0 (1975) Author: Hilliard, Bill Relating to annual registration of certain circus and carnival vehicles; providing penalties. House: Transportation Reported from subcommittee unfavorably
HB 7 61-0 (1969) Author: Traeger, John Relating to the protection of the public safety in the operation of machines and mechanized rides, games, exhibits, and displays by persons operating carnivals and fairs and providing penalties for violation.
HB 929 46-0 (1939) Author: Reed, William Otey | et. al. Relating to prohibiting cities, towns, and villages from dedicating or establishing thoroughfares or public streets and/or alleys through certain amusement parks.

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