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HB 976 85-0 (2017) Author: Giddings, Helen Relating to the exemption from the sales tax for certain school art supplies during limited periods. House: Ways & Means Left pending in committee
HB 1494 85-0 (2017) Author: Morrison, Geanie W.
Sponsor: Kolkhorst, Lois
Relating to the use of municipal hotel occupancy tax revenue by certain municipalities. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Natural Resources & Economic Development
Effective immediately
HB 1644 85-0 (2017) Author: Springer, Drew
Sponsor: Birdwell, Brian
Relating to transferring charge and control of a painting entitled "The Spirit of the Alamo Lives On." House: Land & Resource Management
Senate: Veteran Affairs & Border Security
Effective on 9/1/17
HB 1992 85-0 (2017) Author: Pickett, Joseph | et. al. Relating to the designation of portions of certain highways as the Tom Lea Trail. House: Transportation Referred to Transportation
HB 2079 85-0 (2017) Author: Hunter, Todd | et. al.
Sponsor: Hinojosa, Juan | et. al.
Relating to the promotion of tourism related to the musical heritage of this state. House: Culture, Recreation & Tourism
Senate: Natural Resources & Economic Development
Effective on 9/1/17
HB 2495 85-0 (2017) Author: Geren, Charlie | et. al. Relating to the establishment of the Texas State Music Museum and Texas Music Foundation; authorizing fees. House: Culture, Recreation & Tourism Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 4173 85-0 (2017) Author: Hinojosa, Gina Relating to the portion of the municipal hotel occupancy tax revenue collected in certain cities that can be utilized to promote the arts. House: Ways & Means Meeting cancelled
SB 244 85-0 (2017) Author: Burton, Konni Relating to the abolishment of the moving image industry incentive program. Senate: Natural Resources & Economic Development Referred to Natural Resources & Economic Development
SB 428 85-0 (2017) Author: Rodríguez, José Relating to the waiver of state park, museum, and other state-operated facility entrance fees for persons with certain disabilities. Senate: Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs Referred to Agriculture, Water, & Rural Affairs
SB 928 85-0 (2017) Author: Rodríguez, José | et. al.
Sponsor: Pickett, Joseph | et. al.
Relating to the establishment of the Tom Lea Trail. House: Transportation
Senate: Transportation
Effective on 9/1/17
SB 1147 85-0 (2017) Author: Watson, Kirk | et. al.
Sponsor: Geren, Charlie
Relating to the establishment of the Texas State Music Museum and Texas Music Foundation; authorizing fees. House: Culture, Recreation & Tourism
Senate: Business & Commerce
Corrected committee report sent to Calendars
HB 351 84-0 (2015) Author: Giddings, Helen Relating to the exemption from the sales tax for certain school art supplies during limited periods. House: Ways & Means Left pending in committee
HB 659 84-0 (2015) Author: Raymond, Richard Peña | et. al. Relating to the waiver of state park, museum, and other state-operated facility entrance fees for persons with certain disabilities. House: Culture, Recreation & Tourism
Senate: Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs
Referred to Agriculture, Water, & Rural Affairs
HB 771 84-0 (2015) Author: Deshotel, Joe
Sponsor: Creighton, Brandon
Relating to funding for the Texas Academy of Leadership in the Humanities. House: Public Education
Senate: Education
Effective on 9/1/15
HB 1126 84-0 (2015) Author: Workman, Paul Relating to the qualifications for incentives for the film, television, and multimedia production industries. House: Economic & Small Business Development Left pending in committee
HB 2729 84-0 (2015) Author: Metcalf, Will Relating to the moving image industry incentive program. House: Economic & Small Business Development Referred to Economic & Small Business Development
HB 357 83-0 (2013) Author: Giddings, Helen | et. al. Relating to the exemption from the sales tax for certain school art supplies during limited periods. House: Ways & Means Placed on General State Calendar
HB 1674 83-0 (2013) Author: Price, Walter "Four" Relating to the continuation and functions of the Texas Commission on the Arts. House: Culture, Recreation & Tourism Left pending in committee
HB 1809 83-0 (2013) Author: Lucio III, Eddie Relating to the authority of a cultural education facilities finance corporation to acquire and finance certain public property projects. House: Ways & Means 1 hr. notice-for reconsideration
HB 2209 83-0 (2013) Author: Crownover, Myra Relating to authorizing the issuance of revenue bonds for a College of Visual Arts and Design building at the University of North Texas. House: Higher Education Referred to Higher Education
HB 2718 83-0 (2013) Author: Guillen, Ryan
Sponsor: Deuell, Bob
Relating to the cultural and fine arts district program administered by the Texas Commission on the Arts. House: Culture, Recreation & Tourism
Senate: Government Organization
Effective on 9/1/13
HB 3041 83-0 (2013) Author: Oliveira, René Relating to the sale of event tickets; providing penalties. House: Business & Industry Left pending in committee
HB 3388 83-0 (2013) Author: Hilderbran, Harvey Relating to the computation of costs of goods sold for purposes of the franchise tax by certain taxable entities engaged in film or motion picture exhibition. House: Ways & Means Committee report sent to Calendars
SB 202 83-0 (2013) Author: Huffman, Joan | et. al.
Sponsor: Price, Walter "Four" | et. al.
Relating to the continuation and functions of the Texas Commission on the Arts. House: Culture, Recreation & Tourism
Senate: Government Organization
Effective in 90 days -- 8/26/13
SB 1497 83-0 (2013) Author: Deuell, Bob Relating to the cultural and fine arts district program administered by the Texas Commission on the Arts. Senate: Government Organization Referred to Government Organization
HB 740 82-0 (2011) Author: Orr, Rob Relating to liability for ad valorem taxes on property that is the subject of a consignment. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HB 1263 82-0 (2011) Author: Lucio III, Eddie | et. al.
Sponsor: Shapiro, Florence
Relating to the powers, duties, and financing of certain facilities finance corporations. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Economic Development
Effective immediately
HB 1459 82-0 (2011) Author: Gallego, Pete Relating to the Texas Academy of Fine Arts, Culture, and Sciences at Sul Ross State University. House: Higher Education Referred to Higher Education
HB 1865 82-0 (2011) Author: Anderson, Rodney Relating to a franchise tax exclusion for contractual flow-through funds paid to certain performing artists. House: Ways & Means Left pending in committee
HB 2824 82-0 (2011) Author: Zerwas, John Relating to negotiations with the United Mexican States for purchase or lease of the New Orleans Greys flag flown during the Battle of the Alamo. House: Culture, Recreation & Tourism Referred to Culture, Recreation & Tourism
HB 3125 82-0 (2011) Author: Thompson, Senfronia
Sponsor: Patrick, Dan
Relating to the offenses of unauthorized duplication, unauthorized recording, unauthorized operation of recording device, and improper labeling of recordings. House: Licensing & Administrative Procedures
Senate: Jurisprudence
Vetoed by the Governor
HB 1052 81-0 (2009) Author: Mallory Caraway, Barbara
Sponsor: Deuell, Bob
Relating to the creation, powers, and duties of film districts. House: Urban Affairs
Senate: Economic Development
Committee report printed and distributed
HB 1266 81-0 (2009) Author: Darby, Drew Relating to authorizing the board of regents of the Texas Tech University System to transfer the San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts to a nonprofit organization to operate the museum. House: Higher Education Considered in Local & Consent Calendars
HB 2242 81-0 (2009) Author: Leibowitz, David | et. al.
Sponsor: Seliger, Kel
Relating to the abolition of the Texas cultural endowment fund. House: Culture, Recreation & Tourism
Senate: Administration
Effective immediately
HB 3586 81-0 (2009) Author: Gallego, Pete Relating to the Texas Academy of Fine Arts, Culture, and Sciences at Sul Ross State University. House: Higher Education Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 4030 81-0 (2009) Author: McCall, Brian Relating to a tax credit for donations of certain art to art museums in this state that are open to the public. House: Ways & Means No action taken in committee
SB 500 81-0 (2009) Author: Shapiro, Florence
Sponsor: Solomons, Burt
Relating to the powers, duties, and financing of cultural education facilities finance corporations. House: Culture, Recreation & Tourism
Senate: Economic Development
Placed on General State Calendar
SB 811 81-0 (2009) Author: Duncan, Robert
Sponsor: Darby, Drew
Relating to authorizing the board of regents of the Texas Tech University System to transfer the San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts to a nonprofit organization to operate the museum. House: Higher Education
Senate: Higher Education
Effective immediately
SB 1900 81-0 (2009) Author: Seliger, Kel
Sponsor: Leibowitz, David | et. al.
Relating to the abolition of the Texas cultural endowment fund. House: Culture, Recreation & Tourism
Senate: Administration
Placed on General State Calendar
SB 2177 81-0 (2009) Author: Shapleigh, Eliot Relating to the establishment of a nonprofit organization for the acquisition of historic art pieces for the Capitol. House: Culture, Recreation & Tourism
Senate: Administration
Referred to Culture, Recreation & Tourism
HB 54 80-0 (2007) Author: Chavez, Norma | et. al.
Sponsor: Deuell, Bob | et. al.
Relating to the advertising, promoting, and conducting of certain live musical performances; providing a civil penalty. House: Business & Industry
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective on 9/1/07
HB 1023 80-0 (2007) Author: Berman, Leo
Sponsor: Watson, Kirk
Relating to grants made by the Texas Commission on the Arts. House: Culture, Recreation, & Tourism
Senate: Government Organization
Vetoed by the Governor
HB 1109 80-0 (2007) Author: Harper-Brown, Linda Relating to the allocation of revenue from the municipal hotel occupancy tax for the arts for certain municipalities. House: Local Government Ways & Means Laid on the table subject to call
HB 1965 80-0 (2007) Author: McCall, Brian Relating to a tax credit for donations of certain art to art museums in this state that are open to the public. House: Ways & Means Withdrawn from schedule
HB 2460 80-0 (2007) Author: Flynn, Dan | et. al.
Sponsor: Deuell, Bob
Relating to the continuation and functions of the Texas Commission on the Arts. House: Culture, Recreation, & Tourism
Senate: Government Organization
Effective on 9/1/07
HB 2461 80-0 (2007) Author: Flynn, Dan | et. al. Relating to the continuation and functions of the Texas Historical Commission. House: Culture, Recreation, & Tourism Comm. report sent to Local & Consent Calendar
HB 2514 80-0 (2007) Author: McClendon, Ruth
Sponsor: West, Royce
Relating to the creation of an arts and entertainment district by a populous municipality. House: Urban Affairs
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Effective immediately
HB 2568 80-0 (2007) Author: Thompson, Senfronia Relating to an arts and humanities pilot program in certain school districts. House: Public Education Referred to Public Education
HB 2796 80-0 (2007) Author: Gonzales, Veronica
Sponsor: Lucio, Jr., Eddie
Relating to the authority of certain counties to create or finance museums. House: Border & International Affairs
Senate: International Relations & Trade
Effective immediately
HB 2951 80-0 (2007) Author: Mallory Caraway, Barbara Relating to the creation, powers, and duties of film districts. House: Culture, Recreation, & Tourism Placed on General State Calendar
HB 3687 80-0 (2007) Author: Dukes, Dawnna Relating to the issuance of Anthropos Arts specialty license plates. House: Transportation Referred to Transportation
HB 3863 80-0 (2007) Author: Hilderbran, Harvey Relating to the creation of the Texas music history museum. House: Culture, Recreation, & Tourism Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 3949 80-0 (2007) Author: Swinford, David Relating to the transfer of the Texas Commission on the Arts to the office of the governor and the dedication of certain sales and use tax and franchise tax revenue to the Music, Film, and Arts Office operating fund. House: Culture, Recreation, & Tourism Left pending in committee
SB 219 80-0 (2007) Author: Deuell, Bob | et. al. Relating to the advertising, promoting, and conducting of certain live musical performances; providing a civil penalty. Senate: Business & Commerce Co-author authorized
SB 253 80-0 (2007) Author: Ellis, Rodney Relating to the advertising, promoting, and conducting of certain live musical performances; providing a civil penalty. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SB 462 80-0 (2007) Author: Harris, Chris
Sponsor: Harper-Brown, Linda
Relating to the allocation of revenue from the municipal hotel occupancy tax for the arts for certain municipalities. House: Local Government Ways & Means
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Effective immediately
SB 900 80-0 (2007) Author: Deuell, Bob
Sponsor: Hilderbran, Harvey | et. al.
Relating to the continuation and functions of the Texas Historical Commission. House: Culture, Recreation, & Tourism
Senate: Government Organization
Placed on Major State Calendar
SB 901 80-0 (2007) Author: Deuell, Bob Relating to the continuation and functions of the Texas Commission on the Arts. Senate: Government Organization Referred to Government Organization
SB 1376 80-0 (2007) Author: Deuell, Bob Relating to the transfer of the Texas Commission on the Arts to the office of the governor and the dedication of certain sales and use tax and franchise tax revenue to the Music, Film, and Arts Office operating fund. Senate: Finance Referred to Finance
SB 1421 80-0 (2007) Author: Wentworth, Jeff Relating to allowing the creation of scientific and cultural facilities districts in council of government regions; authorizing a tax. Senate: Finance No action taken in committee
SB 1736 80-0 (2007) Author: Shapiro, Florence
Sponsor: Solomons, Burt
Relating to the powers, duties, and financing of cultural education facilities finance corporations. House: Culture, Recreation, & Tourism
Senate: Business & Commerce
Placed on General State Calendar
HB 1065 79-0 (2005) Author: Phillips, Larry Relating to excepting certain visual works of art from the requirement that personal property be rendered for ad valorem tax purposes. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HB 1111 79-0 (2005) Author: King, Phil | et. al.
Sponsor: Brimer, Kim
Relating to admission to open-enrollment charter schools that specialize in performing arts. House: Public Education
Senate: Education
Effective on 9/1/05
HB 2100 79-0 (2005) Author: Delisi, Dianne
Sponsor: Nelson, Jane
Relating to heirloom wedding anniversary certificates. House: Public Health
Senate: Health & Human Services
Effective on 9/1/05
HB 2101 79-0 (2005) Author: Delisi, Dianne
Sponsor: Nelson, Jane
Relating to heirloom birth certificates. House: Public Health
Senate: Health & Human Services
Effective on 9/1/05
HB 2208 79-0 (2005) Author: Phillips, Larry
Sponsor: Zaffirini, Judith
Relating to the creation of a cultural and fine arts district program by the Texas Commission on the Arts. House: Culture, Recreation, & Tourism
Senate: Government Organization
Effective on 9/1/05
HB 2938 79-0 (2005) Author: Hilderbran, Harvey Relating to the designation and duties of the state historian. House: Culture, Recreation, & Tourism Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 3282 79-0 (2005) Author: McCall, Brian Relating to a tax credit for donations of certain art to art museums in this state that are open to the public. House: Ways & Means Placed on General State Calendar
HCR 104 79-0 (2005) Author: Jones, Jesse Directing the State Board of Education to examine the institution of slavery and subsequent racial and economic discrimination in the United States and to prepare a standardized history curriculum relating to these issues for use in the public schools. House: Public Education Referred to Public Education
SB 1100 79-0 (2005) Author: Deuell, Bob | et. al.
Sponsor: Hilderbran, Harvey
Relating to the promotion of tourism related to the musical heritage of this state. House: Culture, Recreation, & Tourism
Senate: Business & Commerce
Placed on General State Calendar
SB 1787 79-0 (2005) Author: Duncan, Robert
Sponsor: Hilderbran, Harvey | et. al.
Relating to the designation and duties of the state historian. House: Culture, Recreation, & Tourism
Senate: Government Organization
Effective on 9/1/05
HB 1745 78-0 (2003) Author: Hunter, Bob Relating to the designation of the poet laureate, state musician, and state artists. House: State Cultural and Recreational Resources Comm. report sent to Local & Consent Calendar
HB 1811 78-0 (2003) Author: Edwards, Al Relating to the appointment of board members to cultural arts councils in certain populous counties and municipalities. House: State Cultural and Recreational Resources Left pending in committee
HB 2582 78-0 (2003) Author: Jones, Elizabeth | et. al.
Sponsor: Wentworth, Jeff
Relating to the development and implementation of a Texas music compact disc project by the Texas Commission on the Arts. House: State Cultural and Recreational Resources
Senate: Administration
Effective immediately
HB 3488 78-0 (2003) Author: Hunter, Bob Relating to the Stars Over Texas Music Tour. House: State Cultural and Recreational Resources Left pending in committee
SB 1695 78-0 (2003) Author: Wentworth, Jeff | et. al. Relating to the development and implementation of a Texas music project by the Texas Commission on the Arts. Senate: State Affairs Co-author authorized
HB 1670 77-0 (2001) Author: Coleman, Garnet Relating to the functions of a municipal or county cultural education facilities finance corporation. House: County Affairs Companion considered in lieu of in committee
SB 588 77-0 (2001) Author: Lindsay, Jon
Sponsor: Coleman, Garnet
Relating to the functions of a municipal or county cultural education facilities finance corporation. House: County Affairs
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Effective immediately
SB 1139 77-0 (2001) Author: Carona, John Relating to a construction industry craft training program; imposing a fee. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
HB 174 76-0 (1999) Author: Chavez, Norma Relating to a hotel-motel occupance tax exemption for those involved in the production of a motion picture, television program or musical or video recording. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HB 175 76-0 (1999) Author: Chavez, Norma Relating to the application of certain taxes to certain items used in the production of motion pictures and video or audio recordings. House: Ways & Means Corrected comm. rept. sent to Local & Consent
HB 1644 76-0 (1999) Author: Chavez, Norma Relating to the preservation and management of Texas music and film artifacts. House: State, Federal & International Relations Left pending in committee
HB 1687 76-0 (1999) Author: Hunter, Bob | et. al.
Sponsor: Armbrister, Kenneth
Relating to a state program of loan guarantees to promote the film industry in this state; providing a penalty. House: State, Federal & International Relations
Senate: Economic Development
Effective on 9/1/99
HB 1949 76-0 (1999) Author: Swinford, David | et. al. Relating to the fee for issuance of Texas Commission on the Arts license plates. House: Transportation Referred to Transportation
HB 3081 76-0 (1999) Author: Telford, Barry
Sponsor: Lindsay, Jon
Relating to preventing the seizure of a work of fine art when en route to or in an exhibition. House: Civil Practices
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective in 90 days -- 8/30/99
HCR 113 76-0 (1999) Author: Swinford, David Declaring the Texas Commission on the Arts' license plate as the official license plate of Texas. House: Transportation Referred to Transportation
SB 668 76-0 (1999) Author: Lindsay, Jon Relating to preventing the seizure of a work of fine art when en route to or from or in an exhibition. Senate: Jurisprudence No action taken in committee
SB 1613 76-0 (1999) Author: Lucio, Jr., Eddie
Sponsor: Chavez, Norma
Relating to requiring the Texas Commission on the Arts to develop a five-year program to promote the development of the arts in certain counties. House: State, Federal & International Relations
Senate: Border Affairs - Special
See remarks for effective date
SCR 37 76-0 (1999) Author: Duncan, Robert
Sponsor: Jones, Delwin
Creating a special committee to designate two Poets Laureate for the State of Texas to serve a term of one year. House: House Administration
Senate: Administration
Signed by the Governor
SJR 13 76-0 (1999) Author: Harris, Chris Proposing a constitutional amendment relating to appropriations for the preservation and perpetuation of certain items of historical value; allowing the legislature and state agencies to accept on behalf of the state gifts of items of historical value and contributions to purchase such items. Senate: Administration Committee report printed and distributed
HB 185 75-0 (1997) Author: Wilson, Ron Relating to the punishment for obscenity offenses involving songs or poetry. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
HB 362 75-0 (1997) Author: Hunter, Bob Relating to exempting certain film, video, and audio productions from the tax on the rental of motor vehicles. House: Ways & Means Referred to subcommittee
HB 363 75-0 (1997) Author: Hunter, Bob Relating to exempting from the sales tax property used in producing a motion picture or a video or audio recording. House: Ways & Means Referred to subcommittee
HB 364 75-0 (1997) Author: Hunter, Bob Relating to exempting certain film, video, and audio productions from the hotel occupancy tax. House: Ways & Means Referred to subcommittee
HB 365 75-0 (1997) Author: Hunter, Bob Relating to loans to fund motion picture facilities. House: Economic Development Placed on General State Calendar
HCR 143 75-0 (1997) Author: Hunter, Bob
Sponsor: Wentworth, Jeff
Establishing procedures for the nomination and selection of recipients of the Governor's Awards for Excellence in the Arts, Humanities, and Sciences. House: State, Federal & International Relations
Senate: Administration
Signed by the Governor
HCR 176 75-0 (1997) Author: Palmer, Sue | et. al. Encouraging the Department of Public Safety of the State of Texas to publicize the Texas Commission on the Arts license plate program. House: Transportation
Senate: Finance
Referred to Finance
SB 771 75-0 (1997) Author: Moncrief, Mike
Sponsor: Junell, Robert
Relating to the licensing of the name, logo, and other artwork of the Texas Commission on the Arts. House: State, Federal & International Relations
Senate: International Relations, Trade & Technology
Effective on 9/1/97
SB 1402 75-0 (1997) Author: Moncrief, Mike Relating to protection and attribution rights of an artist. Senate: Jurisprudence No action taken in committee
SB 1429 75-0 (1997) Author: Nelson, Jane Relating to exempting certain film, video, and audio productions from the hotel occupancy tax. Senate: Finance Referred to Finance
SB 1430 75-0 (1997) Author: Nelson, Jane Relating to exempting from the sales tax property used in producing a motion picture or a video or audio recording. Senate: Finance Referred to Finance
SB 1431 75-0 (1997) Author: Nelson, Jane Relating to grants to fund motion picture facilities. Senate: Finance Referred to Finance
SB 1432 75-0 (1997) Author: Nelson, Jane Relating to exempting certain film, video, and audio productions from the tax on the rental of motor vehicles. Senate: Finance Referred to Finance
HB 204 74-0 (1995) Author: Madden, Jerry Relating to the use of municipal hotel occupancy tax revenue to promote, encourage, or improve the arts. House: Ways & Means Referred to subcommittee
HB 859 74-0 (1995) Author: Giddings, Helen Relating to financing of certain urban improvements. House: Urban Affairs Referred to Urban Affairs
HB 1117 74-0 (1995) Author: Telford, Barry | et. al. Relating to the continuation and functions of the Texas Commission on the Arts. House: State, Federal & International Relations Coauthor Authorized
HB 1638 74-0 (1995) Author: Brady, Kevin Relating to the exemption from ad valorem taxation of property owned by certain charitable organizations. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HB 2322 74-0 (1995) Author: Clemons, Billy Relating to transferring the music, film, television, and multimedia office from the office of the governor to the Texas Department of Commerce. House: Economic Development Referred to Economic Development
HB 2352 74-0 (1995) Author: Harris, Jack
Sponsor: Harris, Chris
Relating to an exemption from the application of certain requirements related to the practice of cosmetology for persons who provide services at a fashion photography studio. House: Public Health
Senate: Health & Human Services
Withdrawn from intent calendar
HB 2438 74-0 (1995) Author: Alonzo, Roberto Relating to the preservation of the history of the music of the Spanish-speaking communities of Texas. House: Higher Education Reported favorably as substituted
HB 2499 74-0 (1995) Author: Maxey, Glen Relating to the authority of certain transit authorities to develop, construct, improve, or maintain certain facilities or programs. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HCR 92 74-0 (1995) Author: Hunter, Bob
Sponsor: Wentworth, Jeff
Establishing the Governor's Awards for Excellence in the Arts, Humanities, and Sciences. House: State, Federal & International Relations
Senate: State Affairs
Signed by the Governor
SB 360 74-0 (1995) Author: Montford, John
Sponsor: Telford, Barry
Relating to the continuation and functions of the Texas Commission on the Arts. House: State, Federal & International Relations
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/95
SB 428 74-0 (1995) Author: Galloway, Michael
Sponsor: Brady, Kevin
Relating to the exemption from ad valorem taxation of property owned by certain charitable organizations. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Finance
Effective immediately
SB 767 74-0 (1995) Author: Montford, John Relating to the allocation of certain sales tax revenue to the Texas cultural endowment fund. Senate: Finance Placed on Reg. Order of Business Calendar
SB 1677 74-0 (1995) Author: Barrientos, Gonzalo | et. al.
Sponsor: Hunter, Bob
Relating to studying the feasibility of constructing a motion-picture soundstage facility on state-owned property in certain counties and authorizing the construction if it is feasible. House: State Affairs
Senate: State Affairs
Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 1232 73-0 (1993) Author: Smith, Ashley
Sponsor: Ellis, Rodney
Relating to the proportion of the hotel occupancy tax collected in certain cities which can be utilized to promote the arts. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Effective in 90 days -- 8/30/93
HB 2223 73-0 (1993) Author: Junell, Robert | et. al.
Sponsor: Montford, John
Relating to the dedication of certain funds for the use of the Texas Commission on the Arts. House: Appropriations
Senate: Finance
Effective on 9/1/93
HB 2393 73-0 (1993) Author: Brady, Kevin
Sponsor: Parker, Carl
Relating to the exemption from ad valorem taxation of property owned by certain charitable organizations. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Finance
Placed on intent calendar
HCR 106 73-0 (1993) Author: Holzheauser, Steve
Sponsor: Armbrister, Kenneth
Authorizing a committee to be created to designate a Poet Laureate for the State of Texas. House: House Administration
Senate: Administration
Signed by the Governor
HCR 160 73-0 (1993) Author: Hunter, Bob Establishing the Governor's Awards for Excellence in the Arts, Humanities, and Sciences. House: House Administration
Senate: Administration
Posting rule suspended
SB 542 73-0 (1993) Author: Ellis, Rodney Relating to the use of hotel occupancy tax revenue collected by certain municipalities for the arts. Senate: Intergovernmental Relations Left pending in committee
SB 778 73-0 (1993) Author: Montford, John | et. al. Relating to the dedication of certain funds for the use of the Texas Commission on the Arts. House: Appropriations
Senate: Finance
Left pending in committee
SCR 104 73-0 (1993) Author: Wentworth, Jeff Establishing the Governor's Awards for Excellence in the Arts, Humanities, and Sciences. Senate: Administration Referred to Administration
HB 54 72-0 (1991) Author: Cuellar, Henry
Sponsor: Zaffirini, Judith
Relating to the use of revenue from the county hotel occupancy tax by certain counties. House: State, Federal & International Relations
Senate: Finance
Effective in 90 days -- 8/26/91
HB 559 72-0 (1991) Author: Glossbrenner, Ernestine Relating to the authority of the Central Education Agency to contract with the Texas Committee for the Humanities to conduct certain programs. House: Public Education Left pending in committee
HB 1508 72-0 (1991) Author: Wilson, Ron Relating to the creation of the Texas Film Commission and the Texas Music Commission; imposing taxes. House: State Affairs 1st Printing sent to Calendars
HB 1701 72-0 (1991) Author: Hilbert, Paul | et. al. Relating to the creation of the Texas Commission on the Arts, Film, and Music. House: State Affairs 1st Printing sent to Calendars
HCR 96 72-0 (1991) Author: Junell, Robert Creating a committee to designate a Poet Laureate for the State of Texas for the year beginning July 1, 1991, and ending June 30, 1992, and a Poet Laureate for the year beginning July 1, 1992, and ending June 30, 1993. House: Cultural and Hist. Resources
Senate: Administration
Referred to Administration
HR 474 72-0 (1991) Author: Rodriguez, Ciro Commending the organizers and participants of the 16th annual cultural arts exhibit at Mission San Jose. House: Rules and Resolutions Reported enrolled
SB 145 72-0 (1991) Author: Harris, Chris Relating to the creation of local arts funding councils. Senate: Intergovernmental Relations Referred to Intergovernmental Relations
SB 147 72-0 (1991) Author: Harris, Chris Relating to grants by the Texas Commission on the Arts and the composition of the commission. Senate: Intergovernmental Relations Referred to Intergovernmental Relations
SB 686 72-0 (1991) Author: Harris, Chris Relating to creation of the Texas Commission on the Arts, Film, and Music. Senate: Economic Development Referred to Economic Development
SCR 42 72-0 (1991) Author: Haley, Bill Creating a special committee to designate Texas State Artists in two categories of art to serve concurrently a term of one year. Senate: Administration Reported favorably w/o amendments
HB 146 72-1 (1991) Author: Wilson, Ron Relating to the creation of the Texas Film Office and the Texas Music Office. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 194 72-1 (1991) Author: Wallace III, Ralph Relating to the composition, terms of office, and duties of the Texas Commission on the Arts. House: Cultural and Hist. Resources 1st Printing sent to Calendars
HB 223 72-1 (1991) Author: Wallace III, Ralph Relating to dedicating $500,000 of the hotel occupancy tax each year for the next two years to fund the Lower Rio Grande Heritage Project. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HR 57 72-2 (1991) Author: Hilbert, Paul Directing the Texas Commission on the Arts to review, update, and implement new rules and plans for the establishment of an equitable procedure for the distribution of grant funds. Reported enrolled
SR 98 72-2 (1991) Author: Harris, Chris Directing the Texas Commission on the Arts to review, update, and implement new rules and plans for the establishment of an equitable procedure for the distribution of grant funds. Record vote
HB 1100 71-0 (1989) Author: Shea, Gwyn Relating to the registration of certain talent agencies; providing a penalty. House: Labor and Employment Relations Laid on the table subject to call
HB 1266 71-0 (1989) Author: Russell, Sam
Sponsor: Ratliff, Bill
Relating to the exemption from sales and use tax on certain amusement services provided in a historic place. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Finance
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HB 2228 71-0 (1989) Author: Price, Albert Relating to appropriations to the Texas Commission on the Arts. House: Appropriations Referred to subcommittee
HB 2441 71-0 (1989) Author: Brimer, Kim
Sponsor: Henderson, Don
Relating to agreements by the state to indemnify against loss or damage in connection with certain art and artifacts. House: Cultural and Hist. Resources
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/89
HB 2660 71-0 (1989) Author: Johnson, Sam Relating to the sale of certain paintings; providing a criminal penalty. House: Cultural and Hist. Resources Referred to subcommittee
HCR 12 71-0 (1989) Author: Finnell, Charles
Sponsor: Parker, Carl
Creating the Texas State Artist Committee. House: House Administration
Senate: Administration
Left as pending business in comm.
HCR 143 71-0 (1989) Author: Crawford, Richard
Sponsor: Edwards, Chet
Creating the committee to select the Poet Laureate of Texas. House: Cultural and Hist. Resources
Senate: Administration
Signed by the Governor
HCR 152 71-0 (1989) Author: Smithee, John Creating a committee to designate the Poet Laureate of Texas. House: Cultural and Hist. Resources Referred to Cultural & His. Resources
SB 1428 71-0 (1989) Author: Henderson, Don Relating to authority of State of Texas to make agreements to indemnify against loss or damage certain art and artifacts. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SCR 2 71-0 (1989) Author: Parker, Carl
Sponsor: Finnell, Charles
Creating a joint committee to select the Texas State Artists. House: Cultural and Hist. Resources
Senate: Administration
Signed by the Governor
HB 1598 70-0 (1987) Author: Smith, Ashley Relating to creation of the Texas Department of Cultural and Historical Resources. House: Cultural and Hist. Resources Referred to subcommittee
HB 2264 70-0 (1987) Author: McDonald, Nancy Relating to the sale of Indian arts and crafts and turquoise; providing a civil penalty. House: Business & Commerce Referred to subcommittee
HR 254 70-0 (1987) Author: Thompson, Senfronia Commending artists responsible for the special Capitol exhibit honoring women who have held elective state offices.
SB 952 70-0 (1987) Author: Harris, O.H.
Sponsor: Wallace III, Ralph
Relating to the ownership, consideration, and disposition of property lent to museums. House: Cultural and Hist. Resources
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/87
SB 1228 70-0 (1987) Author: Santiesteban, H.
Sponsor: McDonald, Nancy
Relating to the sale of American Indian arts and crafts and turquoise; providing criminal and civil penalties. House: Business & Commerce
Senate: Natural Resources
Placed on General State Calendar
HB 679 69-0 (1985) Author: Colbert, Paul Relating to establishment of artistic performance liens. House: Business & Commerce 1st Printing sent to Comm. on Cal.
HB 943 69-0 (1985) Author: Armbrister, Kenneth Relating to transactions in certain art objects. House: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
HB 1107 69-0 (1985) Author: Millsap, Mike Relating to the promotion of the music industry in this state. House: State Affairs Laid on the table subject to call
HB 1261 69-0 (1985) Author: Wallace III, Ralph Relating to the creation of cultural education facilities finance corporations. House: Cultural & Historical Resources Laid on the table subject to call
HB 1872 69-0 (1985) Author: Wallace III, Ralph Relating to the promotion of the music industry in this state. House: State Affairs Referred to subcommittee
SB 140 69-0 (1985) Author: Glasgow, Bob
Sponsor: Millsap, Mike
Relating to the promotion of the music industry in this state; creating the Texas Music Commission and prescribing its powers and duties; creating the music commission fund and appropriating it to the commission. House: State Affairs
Senate: State Affairs
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SB 700 69-0 (1985) Author: McFarland, Bob
Sponsor: Wallace III, Ralph
Relating to the creation of cultural education facilities finance corporations and to the corporation's powers, authority, and rights. House: Cultural & Historical Resources
Senate: Education
Effective immediately
SB 1180 69-0 (1985) Author: Barrientos, Gonzalo
Sponsor: Colbert, Paul
Relating to establishment of artistic performance liens. House: Business & Commerce
Senate: Jurisprudence
1st Printing sent to Comm. on Cal.
SR 172 69-0 (1985) Author: Edwards, Chet Urging Texas universities to make strong and concerted efforts to attract eminent scholars to the arts and humanities.
HB 351 68-0 (1983) Author: Thompson, Gary Relating to the membership, administration, and continuation of the Texas Commission on the Arts and to the responsibilities of the commission and other entities for the governor's mansions and adjacent grounds. House: Cultural and Hist. Resources See remarks
HB 352 68-0 (1983) Author: Thompson, Gary Relating to the membership, administration, and continuation of the Texas Historical Commission. House: Cultural and Hist. Resources Scheduled for public hearing on . . . . . .
HB 442 68-0 (1983) Author: Danburg, Debra Relating to the preservation of fine art. House: Cultural and Hist. Resources Referred to subcommittee
HB 443 68-0 (1983) Author: Danburg, Debra Relating to disclosure in the sale of a fine print. House: Cultural and Hist. Resources Referred to subcommittee
HB 845 68-0 (1983) Author: Hill, Patricia
Sponsor: Leedom, John
Relating to the property tax exemption of certain organizations that promote or operate art galleries, museums, and collections. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Finance
Effective on . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
HB 1017 68-0 (1983) Author: Simpson, Bob Relating to the selection and duties of the Texas Cultural Awards Committee. House: Cultural and Hist. Resources
Senate: State Affairs
Referred to Committee on State Affairs
HB 1103 68-0 (1983) Author: Messer, Bill Relating to the distribution of motion pictures. House: Business & Commerce Committee report printed and sent to Committee on Calendars
HB 1260 68-0 (1983) Author: Leonard, Jr., Bob Relating to unemployment compensation benefit eligibility for a person employed in the performing arts under a contract for a specified term of less than one year. House: Labor and Employment Relations Referred to subcommittee
HB 1650 68-0 (1983) Author: Colbert, Paul
Sponsor: Glasgow, Bob
Relating to transactions involving crafted precious metal; providing penalties. House: Business & Commerce
Senate: Jurisprudence
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HR 167 68-0 (1983) Author: Delco, Wilhelmina Recommending that serious attention be given to securing adequate and appropriate representation of higher education faculty from the traditional disciplines of the sciences and liberal arts. House: Higher Education
HR 168 68-0 (1983) Author: Delco, Wilhelmina Recommending to the Texas Education Agency that serious attention be given to securing adequate and appropriate representation of higher education faculty from the traditional disciplines of the sciences and liberal arts. House: Public Education
SB 666 68-0 (1983) Author: Parmer, Hugh Relating to disclosure in the sale of a fine print. Senate: Jurisprudence No action taken
SB 667 68-0 (1983) Author: Parmer, Hugh Relating to the preservation of fine art. Senate: Jurisprudence No action taken
SB 1102 68-0 (1983) Author: Doggett, Lloyd
Sponsor: Colbert, Paul
Relating to establishment of a performing artist's lien. House: Business & Commerce
Senate: Jurisprudence
Committee report printed and sent to Committee on Calendars
HB 827 67-0 (1981) Author: Simpson, Bob Relating to selection of state artist and state poet laureate. House: State Affairs Referred to Committee on State Affairs
HB 1087 67-0 (1981) Author: Evans, Charles Relating to the distribution of motion pictures. House: Business & Industry Referred to subcommittee
HB 1692 67-0 (1981) Author: Blanton, Bill Relating to the declaration of state policy concerning the fine arts in Texas. House: Public Education Comm. report printed & sent to Comm. on Local & Consent Cal.
HB 2103 67-0 (1981) Author: Danburg, Debra Relating to fine arts projects at or near certain construction projects. House: State Affairs Referred to subcommittee
HB 2104 67-0 (1981) Author: Danburg, Debra Relating to the preservation of fine art. House: State Affairs Referred to subcommittee
HCR 105 67-0 (1981) Author: Blanton, Bill
Sponsor: Snelson, W.E. "Pete"
Declaring a state policy regarding the fine arts in Texas. House: State Affairs Signed by the Governor
HCR 204 67-0 (1981) Author: Semos, Chris V. Commending the partnership between the state and private businesses and professional individuals who support the arts. House: Business & Industry Reported from committee favorably without amendments
SB 523 67-0 (1981) Author: Traeger, John Relating to the distribution of motion pictures. Senate: Economic Development No action taken
SR 782 67-0 (1981) Author: Farabee, Ray | et. al. Commending the private business and professional individuals who join the state in supporting the arts and encouraging the further expansion of support of the arts.
HB 209 66-0 (1979) Author: Lalor, Lance Relating to the expenditure of government construction funds for fine arts projects. House: State Affairs Referred to Committee on State Affairs
HB 413 66-0 (1979) Author: McLeod, E. Douglas Relating to an Official State Play; designating "The Lone Star" outdoor musical drama which is presented annually in the amphitheatre in Galveston Island State Park as the Official Play of the State of Texas; and declaring an emergency. House: State Affairs Scheduled for public hearing on . . . . . .
HB 495 66-0 (1979) Author: Brown, Albert "Al" Relating to the employment of certain children in the entertainment industry. House: Employment Practices Referred to subcommittee
HB 1417 66-0 (1979) Author: Uher, D.R. Relating to the portion of the proceeds from the exhibition of a motion picture that is the property of the distributor of the motion picture. House: State Affairs Referred to Committee on State Affairs
HB 1723 66-0 (1979) Author: Delco, Wilhelmina Relating to the use of public buildings and public grounds for cultural or educational purposes. House: State Affairs Referred to Subcommittee on State Lands & Buildings
HB 1959 66-0 (1979) Author: Cain, David Relating to the sale of fine art multiples; providing a penalty. House: Business & Industry Placed on daily General State Calendar
SB 93 66-0 (1979) Author: Schwartz, A.R. "Babe"
Sponsor: McLeod, E. Douglas
Relating to the designation of official state plays. House: State Affairs
Senate: Administration
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SB 1274 66-0 (1979) Author: Brooks, Chet Relating to regulation of art therapists; providing a penalty. Senate: Human Resources Referred to Committee on Human Resources
SCR 69 66-0 (1979) Author: Ogg, Jack
Sponsor: Semos, Chris V.
Congratulating the people of Greece and her government on the monumental discovery of the tomb of Philip II of Macedon, and ecouraging the Greek governmetn to include Houston's Museum of Fine Arts in the itinerary of an upcoming exhibit of artifacts from the King's tomb. Senate: Administration Signed by the Governor
HB 331 65-0 (1977) Author: Weddington, Sarah Relating to authorizing cities to impose certain hotel occupancy taxes to provide funds for the encouragement, promotion, improvement, and application of the arts in the city. House: Business & Industry Assigned to General State Calendar
HB 671 65-0 (1977) Author: Lalor, Lance Relating to the expenditure of government construction funds for fine arts projects. House: State Affairs Referred to Committee on State Affairs
HB 962 65-0 (1977) Author: Waters, Ron Relating to the percentage of cost of certain public buildings to be used for fine arts projects. House: State Affairs Reported from subcommittee favorably without amendments
HB 1262 65-0 (1977) Author: Wyatt, Jr., Joe
Sponsor: Creighton, Tom
Relating to the exemption of leasing or licensing motion picture films from the taxes imposed by the Limited Sales, Excise and Use Tax Act. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Finance
Effective immediately
HB 1264 65-0 (1977) Author: Evans, Charles
Sponsor: McKnight, Peyton
Relating to the use and ownership of money advanced on a contract for the rental of motion picture films. House: Business & Industry
Senate: State Affairs
Reported from committee favorably
HB 1338 65-0 (1977) Author: Waters, Ron
Sponsor: Ogg, Jack
Relating to certain works of art delivered to art dealers. House: Business & Industry
Senate: Economic Development
Effective in 90 days
HB 1727 65-0 (1977) Author: Cain, David Relating to the rights of an artist with regard to the resale of a work of fine art. House: Business & Industry Referred to subcommittee
HR 93 65-0 (1977) Author: Miller, Chris Relating to requesting Business and Industry Committee to study increasing problem of forgeries of art and antiques. House: Business & Industry
HB 176 64-0 (1975) Author: Simpson, Bob
Sponsor: Sherman, Max
Relating to displaying certain exhibits or collections in state-owned museum buildings located on the campus of a state-supported institution of higher education. House: Higher Education
Senate: Education
Effective in 90 days
HB 1323 64-0 (1975) Author: Nugent, James E. Relating to the imposition and administration of a tax on persons engaged in the business of licensing music for performance for profit. House: Revenue & Taxation Considered by subcommittee in public hearing
HB 1807 64-0 (1975) Author: Reynolds, Richard F. Relating to amending Section 2, Chapter 890, 62nd Legislature, Regular Session, 1971, providing that any sound recording which has been in existence more than twenty-five (25) years may be reproduced for sale, sold, or offered for sale with impunity. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Committee on Criminal Jurisprudence
HB 1942 64-0 (1975) Author: Brown, Albert "Al" Relating to the commissioning and placement of a statue of Fray Antonio San Buenaventura Olivares. House: State Affairs Referred to subcommittee
HB 2094 64-0 (1975) Author: Slay, Chester Relating to the Texas Commission on the Arts and Humanities. House: State Affairs Referred to Committee on State Affairs
SB 831 64-0 (1975) Author: Lombardino, Frank
Sponsor: Brown, Albert "Al"
Relating to the commissioning and placement of a statue of Fray Antonio San Buenaventura Olivares; making an appropriation. House: State Affairs
Senate: Finance
Reported from committee favorably without amendments
SCR 99 64-0 (1975) Author: Patman, W.N. "Bill" Suspending the Joint Rules of the two House so that either House may take up and consider H.B. 1942 at any time. Received from the Senate
HB 292 63-0 (1973) Author: Johnson, Eddie
Sponsor: Mauzy, Oscar
Relating to the inclusion of fine art projects in certain state and public building construction projects through cooperation with the Texas Commission on the Arts and Humanities. House: State Affairs
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Signed by the Governor
HB 1129 63-0 (1973) Author: Truan, Carlos Authorizing the governor to designate several cultural basins in the State of Texas; authorizing the governor to appoint a commission for each cultural basin designated; setting forth the functions of the several cultural basin commissions; setting forth specific duties of commission members; establishing staff support for the several cultural basin commissions in the governor's office; authorizing the legislature to appropriate funds for the support of the several cultural basin commissions; authorizing the cultural basin commissions to accept and expend funds; establishing the Greater South Texas Cultural Basin as the pilot cultural basin; calling for an annual report by each cultural basin commission; providing a severability clause. House: State Affairs Sent to Calendar Committee
HR 258 63-0 (1973) Author: Finney, Dave Requesting State Affairs Committee to study need for creating additional Institutes of Texas Cultures. House: State Affairs
SB 77 63-0 (1973) Author: Mauzy, Oscar Relating to the inclusion of fine arts projects in certain state and public building construction projects through cooperation with the Texas Fine Arts Commission. Senate: Intergovernmental Relations Referred to Committee on Intergovernmental Relations
SB 300 63-0 (1973) Author: Harris, O.H. 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. Senate: Jurisprudence Committee hearing date
SB 627 63-0 (1973) Author: Mengden, Walter Relating to the showing of motion picture previews by theaters. Senate: State Affairs Referred to Committee on State Affairs
SB 638 63-0 (1973) Author: Longoria, Raul
Sponsor: Truan, Carlos
Authorizing the governor to designate several cultural basins in the State of Texas; authorizing the governor to appoint a commission for each cultural basin designated; providing that each of three major metropolitan districts should be in separate commissions; setting forth the functions of the several cultural basin commissions; setting forth specific duties of commission members; establishing staff support for the several cultural basin commissions in the governor's office; authorizing the legislature to appropriate funds for the support of the several cultural basin commissions; authorizing the cultural basin commissions to accept and expend funds; establishing the Greater South Texas Cultural Basin as the pilot cultural basin; calling for an annual report by each cultural basin commission; providing a severability clause. House: State Affairs
Senate: Human Resources
90 Day Bill
HB 423 62-0 (1971) Author: Tarbox, Elmer
Sponsor: Blanchard, H.J. "Doc"
Relating to the registration of promoters of certain outdoor music festivals and the issuance of permits for and the regulation of certain outdoor music festivals; providing penalties.
HB 1784 62-0 (1971) Author: Nabers, Lynn
Sponsor: McKool, Mike
Relating to changing the name of the Texas Fine Arts Commission to the Texas Commission on Arts and Humanities.
SB 230 62-0 (1971) Author: McKool, Mike Relating to the inclusion of fine arts projects in certain State and public building projects through cooperation with the Texas Fine Arts Commission.
SB 958 62-0 (1971) Author: McKool, Mike Relating to changing the name of the Texas Fine Arts Commission to the Texas Commission on the Arts and Humanities.
HB 66 62-4 (1972) Author: Caldwell, Neil | et. al. Relating to the promotion of the development of the film, television and multimedia production industry in Texas by establishing the Texas Film Commission in the office of the Governor.
SB 30 62-4 (1972) Relating to the promotion of the development of the film, television, and multimedia production industry in Texas by establishing the Texas Film Commission in the office of the Governor.
HB 36 61-0 (1969) Author: Salem, Joe Relating to including all motion picture films under the obscenity statute by removing certain exemptions.
HB 41 60-0 (1967) Author: Pickens, Franklin Ace Relating to amending certain acts by establishing the Texas Fine Arts Commission on a permanent basis, providing for its meetings, permit appropriations from state funds for the Commission and eliminating requirement of maintaining an office in Austin.
HB 1072 60-0 (1967) Author: Swanson, William T. "Bill" | et. al. Relating to providing that any non-profit educational corporation which is exempt from Federal income taxes, maintains a regular theater school program and offers apprenticeship training for college students and others in theater management and operation and related skills shall be deemed an institution of purely public charity and all its property shall be exempt from ad valorem taxes, although such corporation offers plays to which an admission is charged, provided that a majority of such plays have significant literary merit of the character which contributes to the educational program of secondary schools, colleges or universities.
SB 21 60-0 (1967) Author: Ratliff, David W. Relating to amending certain acts so as to establish the Texas Fine Arts Commission on a permanent basis, provide for its meetings, permit appropriations from state funds for the Commission and eliminate requirement of maintaining an office in Austin.
SB 475 60-0 (1967) Author: Brooks, Chet Relating to exempting from ad valorem taxation certain non-profit, educational corporations which maintain regular theater-schools.
SB 496 60-0 (1967) Author: Grover, Henry Cushing "Hank" Relating to making an appropriation to the Texas Fine Arts Commission for the purpose of music education and music appreciation.
HB 273 59-0 (1965) Author: Johnson, Jake | et. al. Relating to creating and establishing the Texas Fine Arts Commission to foster interest in and development of fine arts in Texas.
HB 359 59-0 (1965) Author: Cain, Pat | et. al. Relating to the development of the fine arts in Texas; providing for the creation of the Texas Fine Arts Commission.
HB 366 59-0 (1965) Author: Bass, Robert Wilton "Bob" Relating to repealing certain articles of the Penal Code making it an offense to exhibit women dancers who travel from place to place.
HB 459 58-0 (1963) Author: Rapp, William M. "Bill" Relating to permitting reliance and discharge based upon certain information pertaining to a recording or record in the payment of licensing or performing fees.
HB 1028 58-0 (1963) Author: Harris, O.H. 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.
SB 90 58-0 (1963) Author: Rogers, Andrew J. "Andy" Relating to authorizing and providing for the purchase of educational motion picture films by the State Board of Education for the use and benefit of the Texas public school system; providing the effective date of this Act.
HB 65 57-0 (1961) Author: Roberts, Ronald Edd | et. al. Relating to authorizing and providing for the purchase of educational motion picture films by the State Board of Education for use of the public free school system; providing an effective date.
HB 983 57-0 (1961) Author: Snelson, W.E. "Pete" | et. al. Relating to amending a certain Statute exempting certain property from taxation.
SB 188 57-0 (1961) Author: Krueger, Culp | et. al. Relating to amending a certain Act relating to issuance and enforcement of "Permits to Dispense Performing Rights Under a Blanket License" for certain copyrighted musical or dramatico-musical compositions.
SB 120 56-0 (1959) Author: Krueger, Culp | et. al. Relating to amending certain acts by providing for a yearly permit to dispense performing rights under a blanket license and an annual fee for a permit.
HB 524 55-0 (1957) Author: Jones, Obie Relating to requiring all contracts relating to the distribution and licensing of motion pictures or films to be shown in theaters in the State of Texas, shall be construed in accordance with the laws of this State.
HB 828 55-0 (1957) Author: Smith, William Landrum "Will" Relating to establishing a Fine Arts Commission for the State of Texas.
SB 194 55-0 (1957) Author: Smith, Preston Earnest Relating to providing that any person employed as a private investigator or confidential investigator for the purpose of determining or attempting to determine the attendance or number of paid admissions at any motion picture theater performance in this state shall furnish the owner or general manager of such theater, or theaters, checked, a report of his findings on the next succeeding day and within three (3) days after such check, a written copy of his finding or report; providing penalties.
SB 323 55-0 (1957) Author: Krueger, Culp | et. al. Relating to requiring a permit for the selling, licensing, or otherwise authorizing the public performance for profit under a blanket license of certain copyrighted musical or dramatico-musical compositions; providing a penalty.
HB 31 52-0 (1951) Author: Abington, William Henry Relating to amending certain statutes relating to merchandise or music coin-operated machines so as to include therein coin-operated midget movies.
HB 199 49-0 (1945) Author: Files, Rae Mandette Relating to creating a board of censors for moving picture exhibits in each of the Senatorial Districts of this State, providing for appointment of the boards and their tenure, for previews and orders of censor, and means of enforcement, and repealing all laws and parts of laws in conflict herewith.
HB 7 41-5 (1930) Author: Graves, William Thomas Relating to imposing an occupation tax upon theatrical, dramatic and musical comedy shows, moving picture shows, opera houses, theatres, tents, airdomes, and other such structures.
HB 447 39-0 (1925) Author: Covey, Elmer Lee | et. al. Relating to imposing an occupation tax upon certain public entertainment structures operating for private profit. House: Revenue and Taxation
SB 77 39-0 (1925) Author: Moore, Joseph M. "Joe" | et. al. Relating to authorizing cities and towns to establish and maintain municipal bands, and to appropriate funds of the municipality for that purpose. Senate: Town and City Corporations
HB 284 38-0 (1923) Author: Baldwin, Roy Alvin Relating to imposing an occupation tax upon theatrical and dramatic representations, the amount of tax to be determined according to the number of inhabitants; making certain exemptions from this act.
SB 90 37-0 (1921) Author: Murphy, Sr., Charles Alfred Relating to exempting from taxation all property belonging to Art Leagues and Societies of Fine Arts, whether incorporated or not, which are devoted wholly and without charge to the promotion of education and learning and not for profit.
SB 313 37-0 (1921) Author: Darwin, Henry Lewis | et. al. Relating to appropriating Ten Thousand ($10,000.00) Dollars to purchase the "Aitken Collection" of four thousand (4,000) volumes on English Literature, owned by H. B. Wrenn of Chicago on which the University of Texas has an option to buy for Twenty ($20,000) Dollars.

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