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HB 499 85-0 (2017) Author: Collier, Nicole Relating to unfair settlement practices with respect to workers' compensation insurance claims. House: Business & Industry Referred to Business & Industry
HB 1435 85-0 (2017) Author: Wu, Gene Relating to commencement and prosecution of certain actions by and to investigations conducted by district and county attorneys under the Deceptive Trade Practices-Consumer Protection Act. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 1774 85-0 (2017) Author: Bonnen, Greg | et. al.
Sponsor: Hancock, Kelly
Relating to actions on and liability associated with certain insurance claims. House: Insurance
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective on 9/1/17
HB 1995 85-0 (2017) Author: Elkins, Gary
Sponsor: Hughes, Bryan | et. al.
Relating to the Texas Uniform Trade Secrets Act. House: Government Transparency & Operation
Senate: Administration
Effective on 9/1/17
HB 2027 85-0 (2017) Author: Goldman, Craig
Sponsor: Taylor, Van
Relating to the repeal of certain laws regulating the sale or transfer of secondhand watches. House: Licensing & Administrative Procedures
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective immediately
HB 2257 85-0 (2017) Author: Muñoz, Jr., Sergio Relating to prohibiting an insurer from directing a policyholder to certain entities to provide certain medical or health care services and supplies to the policyholder. House: Insurance Referred to Insurance
HB 3322 85-0 (2017) Author: Guillen, Ryan Relating to the use of certain words to imply that a person who is not an attorney is authorized to practice immigration law and the prosecution of a cause of action arising from that practice and educational requirements for a notary public appointment; authorizing a fee; affecting the prosecution of a criminal offense. House: State Affairs Placed on General State Calendar
HB 3460 85-0 (2017) Author: VanDeaver, Gary Relating to the movement of vehicles transporting sealed ocean cargo shipping containers; authorizing a fee. House: International Trade & Intergovernmental Affairs Returned to Calendars Committee
HB 4261 85-0 (2017) Author: Elkins, Gary Relating to the transparent disclosure of Internet advertising practices. House: Government Transparency & Operation No action taken in committee
HCR 33 85-0 (2017) Author: Anchia, Rafael | et. al. Urging Congress to consider the removal of trade, financial, and travel restrictions relating to Cuba. House: International Trade & Intergovernmental Affairs Left pending in committee
HCR 98 85-0 (2017) Author: Blanco, César | et. al. Urging Congress and the president to reject the imposition of an import tax or border adjustment tax on trade with Mexico. House: International Trade & Intergovernmental Affairs Left pending in committee
HR 2616 85-0 (2017) Author: Kuempel, John Suspending limitations on conference committee jurisdiction, S.B. No. 2065. Reported enrolled
SB 10 85-0 (2017) Author: Hancock, Kelly | et. al. Relating to actions on and liability associated with certain insurance claims. Senate: Business & Commerce Not again placed on intent calendar
SB 350 85-0 (2017) Author: Taylor, Van Relating to the repeal of certain laws regulating the sale or transfer of secondhand watches. Senate: Business & Commerce Not again placed on intent calendar
SB 1499 85-0 (2017) Author: Zaffirini, Judith Relating to the regulation of for-profit legal service contract companies. Senate: Business & Commerce Committee report printed and distributed
SB 1939 85-0 (2017) Author: Hughes, Bryan
Sponsor: VanDeaver, Gary
Relating to permits for the movement of intermodal shipping containers; authorizing a fee. House: Transportation
Senate: Transportation
Committee report sent to Calendars
SB 1945 85-0 (2017) Author: Hughes, Bryan Relating to the Texas Uniform Trade Secrets Act. Senate: State Affairs Committee report printed and distributed
SB 2065 85-0 (2017) Author: Hancock, Kelly
Sponsor: Kuempel, John
Relating to the licensing and regulation of certain occupations and activities. House: Licensing & Administrative Procedures
Senate: Business & Commerce
See remarks for effective date
SCR 22 85-0 (2017) Author: Lucio, Jr., Eddie Urging Congress to recognize the importance of trade between Texas and Mexico. Senate: Natural Resources & Economic Development Referred to Natural Resources & Economic Development
SR 938 85-0 (2017) Author: Hancock, Kelly Suspending limitations on conference committee jurisdiction on SB 2065. Reported enrolled
HB 1199 84-0 (2015) Author: Simpson, David | et. al. Relating to deceptive representations or other conduct concerning certain synthetic substances as a violation of the Deceptive Trade Practices-Consumer Protection Act. House: Business & Industry Placed on General State Calendar
HB 1265 84-0 (2015) Author: Wu, Gene | et. al.
Sponsor: Eltife, Kevin
Relating to a deceptive act or practice involving a solicitation in connection with a good or service or involving the production, sale, distribution, or promotion of certain synthetic substances. House: Business & Industry
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective on 9/1/15
HB 1693 84-0 (2015) Author: Isaac, Jason Relating to a prohibition on the sale of motor fuel mixed with ethanol; imposing civil and criminal penalties. House: Agriculture & Livestock Left pending in committee
HB 2261 84-0 (2015) Author: Villalba, Jason | et. al.
Sponsor: Hinojosa, Juan
Relating to the transfer or termination of certain timeshare interests. House: Business & Industry
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective on 9/1/15
HB 2573 84-0 (2015) Author: Johnson, Eric | et. al.
Sponsor: Lucio, Jr., Eddie
Relating to a deceptive trade practice related to the use of certain words to imply that a person who is not an attorney is authorized to practice law and the prosecution of a cause of action arising from that practice. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/15
HB 2590 84-0 (2015) Author: Johnson, Eric | et. al.
Sponsor: West, Royce
Relating to providing a remedy for fraud committed in certain real estate transactions. House: Business & Industry
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/15
HB 3028 84-0 (2015) Author: Frullo, John
Sponsor: Watson, Kirk
Relating to regulation of certain conduct by discount health care program operators, or concerning discount health care programs, that relates to prescription drugs or prescription drug benefits; authorizing administrative and civil penalties. House: Insurance
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective on 9/1/15
SB 738 84-0 (2015) Author: Hinojosa, Juan Relating to the transfer or termination of certain timeshare interests. Senate: Business & Commerce Left pending in committee
SB 1142 84-0 (2015) Author: Watson, Kirk Relating to regulation of discount drug card program operators; authorizing administrative and civil penalties; authorizing fees; expanding a registration requirement. Senate: Business & Commerce Left pending in committee
HB 1649 83-0 (2013) Author: Raymond, Richard Peña Relating to the regulation of crafted precious metals dealers. House: Business & Industry Left pending in committee
HB 1894 83-0 (2013) Author: Elkins, Gary Relating to the adoption of the Uniform Trade Secrets Act. House: Technology Laid on the table subject to call
HB 2705 83-0 (2013) Author: Workman, Paul Relating to certain procedures and civil penalties under the Deceptive Trade Practices-Consumer Protection Act. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence No action taken in committee
HB 3467 83-0 (2013) Author: Bohac, Dwayne Relating to the regulation of crafted precious metal dealers; providing criminal penalties; authorizing a fee. House: Licensing & Administrative Procedures Left pending in committee
SB 953 83-0 (2013) Author: Carona, John
Sponsor: Elkins, Gary | et. al.
Relating to the adoption of the Uniform Trade Secrets Act. House: Technology
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/13
SB 992 83-0 (2013) Author: Taylor, Larry Relating to misrepresentations in connection with certain drug testing devices or equipment; providing penalties. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Business & Commerce
Left pending in committee
SB 1033 83-0 (2013) Author: Carona, John
Sponsor: Villalba, Jason
Relating to the registration and use of marks, including trademarks and service marks. House: Business & Industry
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective on 9/1/13
SB 1166 83-0 (2013) Author: Hegar, Glenn Relating to civil penalties under the Deceptive Trade Practices-Consumer Protection Act. Senate: State Affairs Not again placed on intent calendar
HB 1246 82-0 (2011) Author: Callegari, Bill Relating to the repeal of certain laws regulating the sale or transfer of secondhand watches. House: Government Efficiency & Reform Referred to Government Efficiency & Reform
HB 2086 82-0 (2011) Author: Bohac, Dwayne Relating to deceptive trade practices relating to the advertisement of certain goods. House: Business & Industry No action taken in committee
HB 2163 82-0 (2011) Author: Scott, Connie Relating to including barratry as a deceptive trade practice. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Left pending in subcommittee
HB 2177 82-0 (2011) Author: Solomons, Burt | et. al. Relating to certain claims against persons licensed as real estate brokers and salespersons. House: Licensing & Administrative Procedures Laid on the table subject to call
HB 3291 82-0 (2011) Author: Harper-Brown, Linda Relating to a deceptive act or practice in connection with a consumer's health benefit plan benefits. House: Insurance Left pending in committee
HB 3322 82-0 (2011) Author: Hunter, Todd Relating to covenants not to compete. House: Business & Industry Referred to Business & Industry
HB 3502 82-0 (2011) Author: Raymond, Richard Pena Relating to the regulation of crafted precious metal dealers and dealerships; providing a criminal penalty. House: Licensing & Administrative Procedures Comm. report sent to Local & Consent Calendar
SB 1353 82-0 (2011) Author: Eltife, Kevin | et. al.
Sponsor: Solomons, Burt | et. al.
Relating to certain claims against persons licensed as real estate brokers and salespersons. House: Licensing & Administrative Procedures
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective immediately
SB 1450 82-0 (2011) Author: Zaffirini, Judith Relating to the regulation of crafted precious metal dealers and dealerships; providing a criminal penalty. House: Licensing & Administrative Procedures
Senate: Business & Commerce
Reported favorably as substituted
SB 1716 82-0 (2011) Author: Duncan, Robert
Sponsor: Fletcher, Allen
Relating to voidability of contracts procured through and liability arising from conduct constituting barratry; providing a civil penalty. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/11
HB 2299 81-0 (2009) Author: Davis, Yvonne Relating to a motor vehicle dealer's payment to a secured party of the balance due on a used motor vehicle and to the bond requirement for certain motor vehicle sellers. House: Transportation Referred to Transportation
HB 3101 81-0 (2009) Author: Leibowitz, David Relating to the deceptive trade practice of charging for certain preventable adverse health care events. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Referred to Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
HB 3211 81-0 (2009) Author: Edwards, Al Relating to the classification of certain entities as primarily engaged in retail trade for purposes of the franchise tax. House: Ways & Means Left pending in committee
HB 3623 81-0 (2009) Author: Elkins, Gary
Sponsor: Hegar, Glenn
Relating to covenants not to compete by physicians. House: Public Health
Senate: Administration
Effective on 9/1/09
HCR 166 81-0 (2009) Author: Chavez, Norma Memorializing the United States Congress to normalize trade relations with Cuba. House: Border & Intergovernmental Affairs Left pending in committee
SB 1713 81-0 (2009) Author: Hegar, Glenn
Sponsor: Elkins, Gary
Relating to covenants not to compete by physicians. House: Public Health
Senate: Health & Human Services
Placed on General State Calendar
SB 1834 81-0 (2009) Author: Patrick, Dan Relating to the classification of certain entities as primarily engaged in retail trade for purposes of the franchise tax. Senate: Finance Referred to Finance
SB 2168 81-0 (2009) Author: Ellis, Rodney Relating to the use of behavioral analysis or scoring in certain consumer contracts. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SB 2233 81-0 (2009) Author: Eltife, Kevin | et. al.
Sponsor: Anchia, Rafael
Relating to the regulation of debt management service providers and a study regarding the business of consumer debt settlement. House: Pensions, Investments & Financial Services
Senate: Business & Commerce
Committee report sent to Calendars
SB 166 70-0 (1987) Author: Sarpalius, Bill Relating to the development of international agricultural commerce and to the creation of the Texas Commission for Agricultural World Trade. Senate: Natural Resources No action taken in committee
SB 625 68-0 (1983) Author: Glasgow, Bob Relating to written notice of claim of deceptive trade practices, settlement offers, settlement of claims, damages, and attorneys' fees in actions brought for deceptive trade practices under the insurance code. Senate: Economic Development Reported from committee favorably with substitute
SB 668 68-0 (1983) Author: Parmer, Hugh
Sponsor: Gibson, Bruce
Relating to the clarification of violations of consumer protection acts relating to debt collection and home solicitation transactions as deceptive trade practices. House: Business & Commerce
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on . . . . . . . . . .
SB 1114 68-0 (1983) Author: Washington, Craig Relating to certain actions against licensed insurers and insurance agents under the Deceptive Trade Practices Acts. Senate: Economic Development No action taken
HB 179 67-0 (1981) Author: Elizondo, Paul Relating to a private cause of action for the violation of anti-trust laws. House: Judiciary Referred to subcommittee
HB 596 67-0 (1981) Author: Nowlin, James Relating to the regulation of invention development services. House: Judiciary Coauthor authorized
HB 766 67-0 (1981) Author: Nabers, Lynn Relating to penalties for violation of the Deceptive Trade Practices and Consumer Protection Act which can be recovered by the State and to the limitations period for actions brought by the State. House: State Affairs Referred to Committee on State Affairs
HB 1393 67-0 (1981) Author: Danburg, Debra Relating to consumer fraud. House: Business & Industry Referred to subcommittee
HB 1798 67-0 (1981) Author: Washington, Craig Relating to the application of the Deceptive Trade Practices-Consumer Protection Act to certain business entities. House: Employment Practices Committee laid on table subject to call
HB 2159 67-0 (1981) Author: Nabers, Lynn Relating to the regulation of monopolies, contracts, combinations and conspiracies in restraint of trade or commerce. House: Business & Industry Referred to subcommittee
SB 90 67-0 (1981) Author: Doggett, Lloyd
Sponsor: Nabers, Lynn
Relating to penalties for violation of the Deceptive Trade Practices-Consumer Protection Act. House: State Affairs
Senate: Jurisprudence
Comm. report printed & sent to Comm. on Local & Consent Cal.
SB 619 67-0 (1981) Author: Parker, Carl
Sponsor: Washington, Craig
Relating to the waiver of certain provisions of the Deceptive Trade Practices-Consumer Protection Act, as amended, by certain consenting business concerns or consumers. House: Employment Practices
Senate: Economic Development
Effective on . . . . . . . . . .
SB 670 67-0 (1981) Author: Harris, O.H. Relating to the regulation of certain business and insurance transactions and practices and to consumer remedies. Senate: Economic Development Reported from committee favorably with substitute
SB 885 67-0 (1981) Author: Mauzy, Oscar Relating to consumer fraud, its prevention, and providing penalties. Senate: Economic Development Referred to Committee on Economic Development
SB 1253 67-0 (1981) Author: Glasgow, Bob Relating to written notice of claim of deceptive trade practices, settlement of claim, damages and attorneys fees of deceptive trade practices under the insurance code. Senate: Economic Development Referred to Committee on Economic Development
HB 25 66-0 (1979) Author: Green, Gene Relating to penalty for certain unfair or deceptive acts by insurers. House: Insurance Referred to Committee on Insurance
HB 27 66-0 (1979) Author: Green, Gene Relating to fair trade practices in the insurance business. House: Insurance Referred to Subcommittee on Property and Casualty
HB 174 66-0 (1979) Author: Hudson III, Samuel Relating to bond for the construction of a swimming pool. House: Business & Industry Referred to subcommittee
HB 744 66-0 (1979) Author: Hill, Danny Relating to the regulation of certain business and insurance practices. House: State Affairs Referred to Subcommittee on Business Practices
HB 949 66-0 (1979) Author: Edwards, Al Relating to enforcement of the Deceptive Trade Practices - Consumer Protection Act by the attorney general and by district and county attorneys. House: State Affairs Referred to Committee on State Affairs
HB 1261 66-0 (1979) Author: Hill, Gerald Relating to fraud in transactions involving the acquisition of goods, services, and money on credit. House: Judiciary Reported from subcommittee with no recommendation
SB 165 66-0 (1979) Author: Doggett, Lloyd Relating to regulation of monopolies, contracts, combinations, or conspiracies in restraint of trade or commerce; providing penalties. Senate: Jurisprudence Referred to Committee on Jurisprudence
SB 357 66-0 (1979) Author: Meier, Bill
Sponsor: Hill, Danny
Relating to the regulation of certain business and insurance transactions and practices and to consumer remedies. House: State Affairs
Senate: Economic Development
Effective on . . . . . . . . . .
SB 892 66-0 (1979) Author: Parker, Carl Relating to fair trade practices in the soft drink industry. Senate: Economic Development Referred to subcommittee
HB 194 65-0 (1977) Author: Olson, Jr., Lyndon Concerning labeling requirements as related to the Deceptive Trade Practices - Consumer Protection Act; and declaring an emergency. House: Agriculture & Livestock Considered by committee in public hearing
HB 414 65-0 (1977) Author: Johnson, Eddie Amending the Business and Commerce Code relating to misuse of dairy containers bearing a proprietary mark by clarifying and modernizing the definition of "dairy container," requiring the Texas Department of Health Resources to adopt rules and regulations to prevent deceptive trade practices and unauthorized private use of dairy containers, including but not limited to procedures for registration of propriety marks, with appropriate fees and annual renewals; deposits; creating offenses, prescribing penalties, declaring certain uses of dairy containers to be unauthorized prive use, providing for severability and declaring an emergency. House: Business & Industry Assigned to General State Calendar
HB 1393 65-0 (1977) Author: Hill, Danny Relating to certain definitions in, the relief and defenses available under, and to the intent of the legislature regarding the construction of certain provisions of, Subchapter E, Chapter 17, Business and Commerce Code. House: Business & Industry Considered by committee in public hearing
HB 1720 65-0 (1977) Author: Hill, Gerald Relating to unfair methods of competition and unfair or deceptive acts and practice in the business of insurance. House: Insurance Considered by subcommittee in formal meeting
HB 1761 65-0 (1977) Author: Weddington, Sarah Relating to enforcement of the Deceptive Trade Practices-Consumer Protection Act by the attorney general and by district and county attorneys. House: Judiciary Assigned to General State Calendar
SB 84 65-0 (1977) Author: Doggett, Lloyd Relating to actions commenced by district attorneys and county attorneys concerning deceptive trade practices. Senate: Human Resources Reported from committee favorably
SB 229 65-0 (1977) Author: Meier, Bill Relating to misuse of a dairy container bearing a proprietary mark by clarifying and modernizing the definition of "dairy container," requiring the Texas Department of Health Resources to adopt rules and regulations to prevent deceptive trade practices and unauthorized private use of dairy containers, including but not limited to procedures for registration of proprietary marks, with appropriate fees and annual renewals; deposits; defining certain offenses and prescribing penalties; declaring certain uses of dairy containers to be unauthorized private use, fixing penalties for unauthorized private use, providing severability and declaring an emergency. Senate: Economic Development Reported from committee favorably substituted
SB 260 65-0 (1977) Author: Clower, Ron Relating to the regulation of deceptive and unlawful trade practices in the repair of motor vehicles; forbidding the disclaimer of warranty against defects in materials and workmanship for repair of motor vehicles; requiring certain disclosures relating to warranties, price estimates, and work performed on a motor vehicle; prohibiting certain acts and omissions by automotive repair facilities and providing certain civil penalties; and declaring an emergency. Senate: Human Resources Referred to Committee on Human Resources
SB 400 65-0 (1977) Author: Doggett, Lloyd Relating to regulation of monopolies, contracts, combinations, or conspiracies in restraint of trade or commerce or discriminatory boycott; providing penalties. House: State Affairs
Senate: Jurisprudence
Referred to Committee on State Affairs
SB 575 65-0 (1977) Author: Jones, Gene Relating to the right of indemnity against persons responsible for deceptive trade practices, failures to comply with an express or implied warranty, unconscionable actions or courses of action. Senate: Economic Development Reported from committee favorably
SB 636 65-0 (1977) Author: Parker, Carl Relating to unfair claim settlement practices. Senate: Economic Development Referred to subcommittee
SB 664 65-0 (1977) Author: Jones, Gene
Sponsor: Hill, Danny
Relating to relief and defenses available to consumers. House: Business & Industry
Senate: Human Resources
Effective immediately
SB 675 65-0 (1977) Author: Doggett, Lloyd Relating to deceptive trade practices and unconscionable courses of action and regulation of false, misleading and deceptive trade practices. Senate: Human Resources Referred to Committee on Human Resources
SB 905 65-0 (1977) Author: Brooks, Chet Relating to the prerequisites to certain actions authorized by the Deceptive Trade Practices-Consumer Protection Act. Senate: Human Resources Referred to Committee on Human Resources
SB 931 65-0 (1977) Author: Clower, Ron Relating to the definition of false, misleading, or deceptive acts or practices; relating to the filing of lawsuits by creditors in counties other than where the contract was made or where the debtor resides. House: Judicial Affairs
Senate: Human Resources
Referred to Committee on Judicial Affairs
SB 953 65-0 (1977) Author: Jones, Gene Relating to unfair methods of competition and unfair or deceptive acts and practices in the business of insurance. Senate: Economic Development Referred to Committee on Economic Development
SR 322 65-0 (1977) Author: Longoria, Raul Authorizing the Special Committee on Trade and Tourism to continue its studies of undue hindrance of trade and tourism. Senate: Administration
HB 560 64-0 (1975) Author: Gilley, Smith Relating to false, misleading, and deceptive trade practices. House: Business & Industry
Senate: Human Resources
Referred to Committee on Human Resources
HB 616 64-0 (1975) Author: Denson, Woody Relating to regulation of unfair business practices. House: Business & Industry Reported from committee favorably without amendments
HB 652 64-0 (1975) Author: Semos, Chris V.
Sponsor: Braecklein, Bill
Relating to the penalty imposed for a deceptive business practice. House: Business & Industry
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective in 90 days
HB 828 64-0 (1975) Author: Bynum, Ben
Sponsor: Jones, Grant
Prohibiting certain practices relating to insurance of real and personal property and providing certain exceptions; providing a penalty. House: Insurance
Senate: Economic Development
Considered by committee in public hearing
SB 48 64-0 (1975) Author: Mauzy, Oscar
Sponsor: Clark, Bill
Relating to the definition of goods, services, and consumer; relating to the regulation of deceptive and unlawful trade practices; defenses to class action lawsuits. House: Business & Industry
Senate: Human Resources
90 day bill
SB 200 64-0 (1975) Author: Clower, Ron Relating to providing consumers with information concerning deceptive trade practices and their rights and remedies against such practices. Senate: Human Resources Motion to suspend rules lost
SB 213 64-0 (1975) Author: Clower, Ron Relating to the determination of damages in actions based on unlawful trade practices. Senate: Economic Development Referred to Committee on Economic Development
SB 220 64-0 (1975) Author: Braecklein, Bill Relating to the penalty imposed for a deceptive trade practice. Senate: Jurisprudence Reported from committee favorably substituted
SB 262 64-0 (1975) Author: Doggett, Lloyd Relating to monopolies, combinations, conspiracies, or contracts in restraint of trade or commerce; providing for private and public enforcement and for monetary penalties; providing additional discovery procedures and for use and disposition of materials or evidence discovered; defining certain offenses and prescribing penalties. House: Judiciary
Senate: Jurisprudence
Governor submitted as emergency
SB 270 64-0 (1975) Author: Doggett, Lloyd
Sponsor: Finney, Dave
Amending Section 2.318 of the Business & Commerce Code, relating to the defense of lack of privity and failure to give notice with respect to a manufacturer's liability in a suit for breach of warranty, express or implied, and prohibiting exclusion or limitation of the operation of this section; adding a Chapter 19 to the Business & Commerce Code, making a manufacturer or other warrantor liable to a retailer for its services and repairs pursuant to warranty and creating a cause of action and authorizing certain remedies in the retailer against the manufacturer or other warrantor, including attorney's fees. House: Business & Industry
Senate: Human Resources
Vetoed by the Governor
SB 280 64-0 (1975) Author: Clower, Ron Relating to class actions against unlawful trade practices. Senate: Human Resources Referred to Subcommittee on Consumer Affairs
SB 307 64-0 (1975) Author: Jones, Grant Prohibiting certain practices relating to insurance of real and personal property and providing certain exceptions; providing a penalty. Senate: Economic Development Motion to suspend rules lost
SB 352 64-0 (1975) Author: Mengden, Walter Relating to the retail sale of merchandise at a price higher than originally marked. Senate: Jurisprudence Referred to Subcommittee on Criminal Matters
SB 849 64-0 (1975) Author: Clower, Ron Relating to the establishment of a minimum performance and payment bond for contractors as defined in the Act; excepting contracts with a cost of less than $750 for labor and materials; specifying that the bond must be secured and recoverable in the State of Texas; requiring evidence of a valid bond as part of any transaction or agreement involving a workman's, mechanic's, or materialman's lien; defining certain unlawful and deceptive trade practices. House: Business & Industry
Senate: Economic Development
Referred to subcommittee
SCR 105 64-0 (1975) Author: Doggett, Lloyd
Sponsor: Clark, Bill
Suspending the Joint Rules of the two Houses so that either House may take up and consider Senate Bill 262 at any time. Notice given
SR 377 64-0 (1975) Author: Santiesteban, H. | et. al. Creating a Special Committee of the Senate to investigate alleged undue hindrance of trade and tourism by U. S. Border Patrol & Bureau of Customs. Senate: Administration
HB 417 63-0 (1973) Author: Parker, Carl
Sponsor: Mauzy, Oscar
Relating to the definition and regulation of deceptive and unlawful trade practices, advertising or acts including unlawful competition, acts or practices of insurers, and protection of consumers; providing administrative and judicial remedies and procedures for carrying out the Act; providing civil penalties for violations; prescribing the extent of the applicability of the Act; providing for class actions. House: Business & Industry
Senate: Jurisprudence
Signed by the Governor
HB 706 63-0 (1973) Author: Nabers, Lynn Concerning discriminatory pricing practices in trade and commerce; providing for private redress. House: Judiciary Referred to subcommittee
HB 707 63-0 (1973) Author: Nabers, Lynn Concerning deceptive trade practices, defining such practices and related terms, providing for private redress. House: Judiciary Referred to subcommittee
HB 1027 63-0 (1973) Author: Garcia, Matt Relating to regulation of referral sales techniques. House: Business & Industry Subcommittee hearing date
HB 1302 63-0 (1973) Author: Hale, L. DeWitt Relating to prohibiting the sale or offer to sell of multi-level distributorships; prescribing certain penalties. House: Business & Industry Referred to subcommittee
HB 1503 63-0 (1973) Author: Short, E.L. Relating to venue of suits for breach of warranty by manufacturer. House: Judiciary Committee hearing date
HCR 177 63-0 (1973) Author: Parker, Carl Making corrections H.B. No. 417. Filed without Governor's signature
SB 75 63-0 (1973) Author: Mauzy, Oscar Relating to the definition and regulation of deceptive and unlawful trade practices, advertising or acts including unlawful competition, acts or practices of insurers, and protection of consumers; providing administrative and judicial remedies and procedures for carrying out the Act; providing civil penalties for violations; prescribing the extent of the applicability of the Act; providing for class actions. House: Business & Industry
Senate: Jurisprudence
Laid on the table subject to call
SB 793 63-0 (1973) Author: Gammage, R.A. "Bob" Providing for additional remedies in connection with the commission of unfair trade practices by an insurer or other persons; and declaring an emergency. Senate: Economic Development Committee hearing date
HCR 4 63-1 (1973) Author: Denton, Lane Requesting the Attorney General to conduct an investigation of trade practices of Texas oil companies. House: Natural Resources Referred to Committee on Natural Resources
HB 248 62-0 (1971) Author: Gammage, R.A. "Bob" | et. al. Relating to the right of a buyer to rescind a retail installment contract.
HB 307 62-0 (1971) Author: Gammage, R.A. "Bob" Relating to the definition of deceptive trade practices in the conduct of any trade or commerce, relating to pyramid sales plans, multi-level marketing plans, and endless chain sales plans.
HB 538 62-0 (1971) Author: Murray, Menton J. Relating to a political subdivision or tax supported institution authorizing the Attorney General to bring an action on its behalf to recover damages provided for by the federal antitrust laws.
HB 539 62-0 (1971) Author: Murray, Menton J. Relating to the enforcement of agreements violating the prohibition against a monopoly, trust, or conspiracy in restraint of trade.
HB 708 62-0 (1971) Author: Semos, Chris V. | et. al. Relating to defining certain deceptive practices in the conduct of any trade or commerce, making unlawful the conduct of certain sales operations in which certain conditional promises of rebate or payment are made.
HB 1557 62-0 (1971) Author: Golman, Joe H. Relating to defining certain deceptive practices in the conduct of any trade or commerce, making a pyramid style or multi-level investment plan a deceptive practice.
HB 1564 62-0 (1971) Author: Golman, Joe H.
Sponsor: Hightower, Jack
Relating to defining certain deceptive practices in the conduct of any trade or commerce, by making basing a charge for the repair of an item in whole or in part upon a guarantee or warranty a deceptive trade practice under certain conditions.
HB 1584 62-0 (1971) Author: Golman, Joe H.
Sponsor: Hightower, Jack
Relating to defining deceptive practices on the consumer.
HB 1585 62-0 (1971) Author: Golman, Joe H. Relating to defining certain deceptive practices in the conduct of any trade or commerce, by adding a Subsection which makes a chain referral scheme a deceptive practice.
SB 429 62-0 (1971) Author: Hall, Ralph Relating to providing procedures for a class action by any consumer in this state to restrain a person from engaging in a course of fraudulent or unconscionable conduct in relation to consumer transactions and for other appropriate relief.
SB 430 62-0 (1971) Author: Hall, Ralph Relating to deceptive trade practices and consumer protection.
SB 496 62-0 (1971) Author: Bernal, Joe J. Relating to amending Statutes to remove insurance companies from coverage exemption relating to deceptive trade practices.
SB 498 62-0 (1971) Author: Bernal, Joe J. Relating to liability for engaging in any unlawful false, misleading, or deceptive acts or practices in the conduct of trade or business.
SB 500 62-0 (1971) Author: Bernal, Joe J. Relating to amending Credit Code to further define, procedures for Class Actions for violators under Deceptive Trade Practices.
SB 846 62-0 (1971) Author: Bernal, Joe J.
Sponsor: Wolff, Nelson
Relating to the regulation of referral sales techniques.
SB 847 62-0 (1971) Author: Bernal, Joe J.
Sponsor: Wolff, Nelson
Relating to the definition of deceptive trade practices in the conduct of any trade or commerce, relating to pyramid sales plans, multilevel marketing plans, and endless chain sales plans.
SB 848 62-0 (1971) Author: Bernal, Joe J. Relating to amending Consumer Credit Code to provide procedures for filing suits to restrain a person from violation thereof and providing a penalty for such violation.
SB 850 62-0 (1971) Author: Bernal, Joe J. Relating to amending Consumer Credit Code to add thereto Class Actions Generally and Procedure for Class Actions, judgments and cost in such suits, etc.
HB 37 61-0 (1969) Author: Salem, Joe Relating to false, misleading, or deceptive acts in advertising, offering for sale, selling, or distributing any service, commodity, or thing of value; providing for penalties.
HB 86 61-0 (1969) Author: Caldwell, Neil Relating to the prohibition of deceptive practices in the conduct of any trade or commerce, by adding subsections which would make unlawful the sponsoring or conducting of, or coercion to use, deceptive drawings, guessings, matchings or games of chance in connection with the sale of, or offer to sell, goods, merchandise, or anything of value.
HB 968 61-0 (1969) Author: Clark, Jr., James Howard "Jim" | et. al. Relating to granting private individuals the right to seek injunctive relief against certain deceptive trade practices.
HB 969 61-0 (1969) Author: Clark, Jr., James Howard "Jim" | et. al. Relating to authorizing the Consumer Credit Commissioner to protect the public by bringing civil actions to enforce debtors' remedies thereunder, establishing jurisdiction and venue, providing exceptions.
HB 1474 61-0 (1969) Author: Salem, Joe Relating to comprehensive warranty protection afforded the purchasers of merchandise sold or shipped intrastate commerce.
SB 492 61-0 (1969) Author: Kennard, Don Relating to enacting the "Home Solicitation Sales Act", defining home solicitation sales, providing buyers a limited right to cancel such sales, providing procedures for notification of such cancellation, providing rights and duties of the parties after cancellation of such sales, requiring notice to buyers of the right to cancel.
SB 520 61-0 (1969) Author: Mauzy, Oscar Relating to granting private individuals the right to seek injunctive relief against certain deceptive trade practices.
HB 111 60-0 (1967) Author: Cavness, Don Relating to amending certain statute so as to eliminate the affidavit requirement on sellers of merchandise.
HB 214 60-0 (1967) Author: Whatley, Willis James | et. al. Relating to regulating us of the term "Going Out of Business"; providing a penalty for violation.
HB 307 60-0 (1967) Author: Tarbox, Elmer | et. al. Relating to prohibiting offers to sell and sales of merchandise below cost for the purpose of injuring competitors or destroying competition and thereby eliminating employment; providing a saving clause; providing a criminal penalty for violation; authorizing actions for injunctive relief and stating the parties who may maintain such actions; exempting certain types of sales from the provisions of the Act; stating the effect of the Act on existing laws.
HB 915 60-0 (1967) Author: Weldon, James D. "Jimmy" Relating to prohibiting the use of a gift enterprise such as the offer of trading stamps, coupons, tickets, certificates, cards, or any similar device in certain retail sales businesses; defining terms and legislative intent; providing for injunctive relief.
HB 1000 60-0 (1967) Author: Johnson, Glenn A. Relating to probhibiting offers to sell and sales of merchandise below cost for the purpose of injuring competitors or destroying competition; providing a criminal penalty for violation.
SB 52 60-0 (1967) Author: Berry, Virgil E. "Red" Relating to regulating trading stamp companies; providing a penalty.
SB 53 60-0 (1967) Author: Berry, Virgil E. "Red" Relating to providing that a trading stamp company's reserves for unclaimed trading stamps shall escheat to the state; requiring a trading stamp company to post a bond; providing for enforcement of the Act; providing a penalty.
SB 255 60-0 (1967) Author: Watson, Jr., Murray Relating to prohibiting offers to sell and sales of merchandise below cost for the purpose of injuring competitors or destroying competition and thereby eliminating employment; providing a criminal penalty for violation.
SB 476 60-0 (1967) Author: Watson, Jr., Murray Relating to prohibiting offers to sell and sales of merchandise below cost for the purpose of injuring competitors or destroying competition; providing a criminal penalty for violation.
HB 106 59-0 (1965) Author: Haines, David Graves | et. al. Relating to the retail installment selling of goods.
HB 124 59-0 (1965) Author: Garrison, Donald E. "Don" | et. al. Relating to defining and prohibiting debt pooling; prescribing a penalty.
HB 177 59-0 (1965) Author: Floyd, Jr., Paul W. | et. al. Relating to prohibiting consumer fraud or deception, as herein defined, and giving the Attorney General of Texas powers of administration and enforcement.
HB 922 59-0 (1965) Author: Ivy, David M. | et. al. Relating to prohibiting the use of a gift enterprise such as the offer of trading stamps, coupons, tickets, certificates, cards, or any similar device in certain retail sales businesses.
HB 998 59-0 (1965) Author: Townsend, James Terrell "Terry" Relating to prohibiting hotels and motels from conditioning rental of lodging upon agreement to pay for or occupy it for more than 24 consecutive hours.
SB 141 59-0 (1965) Author: Creighton, Tom Relating to enacting Uniform Commercial Code; repealing Statutes in conflict.
HB 211 58-0 (1963) Author: Cannon, Joe Barnett Relating to the carrying on of any trade, business or occupation injurious to health, increasing the maximum fine from one hundred dollars ($100.) to two hundred fifty dollars ($250.)
HB 263 58-0 (1963) Author: Smith, Stanford S. | et. al. Relating to the admission of business records as evidence.
HB 718 58-0 (1963) Author: Segrest, Clarence James Relating to prohibiting the use of trading stamps or the furnishing or selling of trading stamps without first obtaining a license to do so; providing a penalty for violation of this Act.
HB 881 58-0 (1963) Author: Smith, Stanford S. Relating to prohibiting offers to sell and sales of merchandise below cost for the purpose of injuring competitors or destroying competition; providing a criminal penalty for violation.
SB 420 58-0 (1963) Author: Moore, W.T. "Bill" Relating to prohibiting offers to sell and sales of merchandise below cost for the purpose of injuring competitors or destroying competition; providing a criminal penalty for violation.
HB 47 57-0 (1961) Author: Cory, Richard Henry "Dick" | et. al. Relating to prohibiting offers to sell and sales of merchandise below cost for the purpose of injuring competitors or destroying competition; providing a criminal penalty for violation.
HB 64 57-0 (1961) Author: Fletcher, Henry A. | et. al. Relating to levying an occupational tax on the business done within this State of selling, issuing or delivering trading stamps or other similar devices; providing an effective date.
HB 998 57-0 (1961) Author: Ratcliff, Joseph Neil "Joe" Relating to the licensing of certain Business Brokers and Dealers and Consultants; providing for penalties for the violation of the provisions of this Act.
HB 201 56-0 (1959) Author: Ramsey, V. L. "Bo" | et. al. Relating to prohibiting false wholesale advertising and misrepresenting the true nature of business; prescribing penalties for violation of the Act.
HB 314 56-0 (1959) Author: James, Tom | et. al. Relating to prohibiting companies engaged in the purchasing or transporting of crude oil from favoring their own or affiliated company production and to prohibit the sale or other disposal of gathering systems for crude oil to avoid the operation of the conservation laws of Texas.
HB 315 56-0 (1959) Author: Heatly, W.S. "Bill" Relating to providing that for the remainder of the fiscal year ending August 31, 1959, that twenty (20%) percent of the penalties recovered by suit and judgment by the Attorney General of Texas in the enforcement of the Anti-trust Laws of Texas shall be deposited into a special account in the State Treasury; making an emergency appropriation.
HB 417 56-0 (1959) Author: Cowen, Warren C. "Red" | et. al. Relating to amending certain statutes by prohibiting certain coercive trade practices.
SB 144 56-0 (1959) Author: Herring, Charles Relating to amending certain Statutes relating to Trusts to prohibit certain coercive trade practices.
SB 237 56-0 (1959) Author: Hazlewood, Grady Relating to Trust Receipts and Trust Receipt Transactions and to make uniform the law with reference thereto.
SB 292 56-0 (1959) Author: Lane, Wardlow William Relating to providing that for the remainder of the fiscal year ending August 31, 1959, that twenty (20%) percent of the penalties recovered by suit and judgment by the Attorney General of Texas in the enforcement of the Anti-trust Laws of Texas shall be deposited into a special account in the State Treasury; making an appropriation.
HB 25 55-0 (1957) Author: Talasek, Reuben Daniel "Rip" Relating to defining cost basis of merchandise offered for sale; prohibiting the advertising, offering for sale or the selling of merchandise below cost where the quantities thereof that could be bought by any willing purchaser are limited.
HB 224 55-0 (1957) Author: Sherrill, Hershel C. Relating to amending the Penal Code relating to weights and measures so as to clarify the offense of misrepresenting the price of the commodity, thing or service sold or offered, or exposed for sale by the use of misleading price signs.
HB 352 55-0 (1957) Author: Moore, Sr., Carlton Relating to requiring every manufacturer, distributor, wholesale dealer or retail dealer authorized to do business in the State of Texas who sells or offers to sell household appliances or any machinery powered by any petroleum product or electricity and every manufacturer, distributor, wholesale dealer or retail dealer selling or offering to sell in the State of Texas any part of said devices to guarantee against defective material or workmanship for a period of a least one year from the date of sale; providing penalties.
HB 353 55-0 (1957) Author: Moore, Sr., Carlton Relating to requiring every manufacturer, distributor, wholesale dealer or retail dealer authorized to do business in the State of Texas who sells or offers to sell any new tire to be used on any motor vehicle to guarantee the person, firm, corporation, association or business enterprise to whom such tire is sold against defective material or workmanship; providing penalties.
HB 409 55-0 (1957) Author: Anderson, Louis H. Relating to regulating the marketing of brake fluids in the State of Texas; granting certain powers to the Public Safety Director in connection therewith.
HB 554 55-0 (1957) Author: Sutton, Jr., Robert Keltner Relating to amending the Insurance Code so as to provide authority for the regulation of unfair methods of competition and unfair and deceptive acts and practices in the business of insurance; providing penalties.
HB 832 55-0 (1957) Author: Jamison, Jr., Alonzo W. Relating to amending certain Statutes by providing for declaratory judgment suits to be brought against the State to determine if the Anti-Trust Laws of the State are being violated or if they will be violated.
SB 122 55-0 (1957) Author: Parkhouse, George M. | et. al. Relating to prohibiting misleading advertisements for the sale or transfer of any article, material, product or merchandise.
SB 177 55-0 (1957) Author: Aikin, Jr., A.M. Relating to defining cost basis of merchandise offered for sale, prohibiting the advertising, offering for sale or the selling of merchandise below cost where the quantities thereof that could be bought by any willing purchaser are limited.
SB 191 55-0 (1957) Author: Lock, Ottis E. Relating to amending the Insurance Code so as to provide authority for the regulation of unfair methods of competition and unfair and deceptive acts and practices in the business of insurance; to provide penalties for violations of provisions hereof.
HB 215 54-0 (1955) Author: Sandahl, Jr., Charles L. | et. al. Relating to amending the anti-trust laws of the State of Texas by adding two new subdivisions providing that it shall constitute a conspiracy in restraint of trade where any person, firm, corporation, or association or persons shall sell, lease, or contract for sale of goods, wares, merchandise, machinery, supplies, or other commodities, or fix a price charged therefor, or discount from, or rebate upon such price, on the condition, agreement, or understanding that the lessee or purchaser thereof shall not use or deal in the goods, wares, merchandise, machinery, supplies, or other commodities, of a competitor or competitors of the lessor or sellor.
HB 296 54-0 (1955) Author: Ford, Jr., Curtis Relating to licenses upon stores and mercantile establishments; deleting provisions excluding gasoline filling stations, service stations, gasoline bulk stations or plants, and places of business used as wholesale or retail distributing points by manufacturing concerns for distribution of products of their own manufacture only from the definition of "store or mercantile establishment".
HB 348 54-0 (1955) Author: Hosey, Jean Edmond | et. al. Relating to prohibiting certain business practices in selling materials, products and merchandise; relating to purchase and disposition of articles by or through business organizations for purposes other than use or resale in the regular course of business, to advertising or representing sales to be at wholesale, and to use of descriptive terms implying that the seller is a manufacturer, producer, wholesaler, or broker; providing for criminal and civil liability and remedies for violation of the Act.
HB 714 54-0 (1955) Author: Cox, James E. Relating to prohibiting retail or wholesale grocers from selling or offering to sell merchandise below cost in certain circumstances; defining terms; providing a criminal penalty for violation.
HB 936 54-0 (1955) Author: McIlhany, Grainger Walter | et. al. Relating to amending certain Acts by making it unlawful for any person, firm, or corporation, or any agent or servant thereof, acting as a wholesale distributor or news agency to require, or demand of, any person, firm, or corporation selling goods, wares, and merchandise at retail to purchase or accept from such distributor or agency any other pamphlet, magazine, or printed matter, providing a penalty for violations of this Act; repealing all laws in conflict with this Act in so far as they conflict with this Act.
SB 165 54-0 (1955) Author: Hardeman, Dorsey B. Relating to amending certain Acts by making it unlawful to issue, show, or display, or to enter into a conspiracy or agreement to issue, display, or use a false, or fictitious bill of sale, bill of lading, or manifest on commodities being transported over the highways of this State.
SB 198 54-0 (1955) Author: Shireman, William H. | et. al. Relating to amending the anti-trust laws of the State of Texas by adding two new subdivisions providing that it shall constitute a conspiracy in restraint of trace where any person, firm, corporation, or association of persons shall sell, lease, or contract for the sale of goods, wares, merchandise, machinery, supplies, or other commodities, or fix a price charged therefor, or discount from, or rebate upon such price on the condition, agreement, or understanding that the lessee or purchaser thereof shall not use or deal in such commodities of a competitor or competitors of the lessor or seller; or where any person, firm, corporation, or association of persons discontinues or threatens to discontinue leasing, selling, or contracting for the sale of, goods, wares, merchandise, machinery, supplies, or other commodities, to a lessee or purchaser thereof, because such lessee or purchaser has used, or dealt in the goods, wares, merchandise, machinery, supplies, or other commodities of a competitor or competitors of the lessor or seller.
SB 234 54-0 (1955) Author: Roberts, Herbert Ray Relating to prohibiting any person, firm, corporation or association charged with a violation of the anti-trust laws of this state from bidding on contracts with or contracting with the state; prohibiting the Board of Control or any other state department or agency from accepting bids from or contracting with such person, firm, corporation or association; making all contracts in violation of this Act void; making the Act cumulative but controlling.
HB 42 53-0 (1953) Author: Zivley, Lamar A. Relating to defining and prohibiting unfair competitive practices with a view to preventing the advertising, offering for sale or the selling of merchandise below cost for the purpose of injuring competitors, destroying, or substantially lessening competition; providing remedies for violation thereof; establishing a penalty therefor.
HB 235 53-0 (1953) Author: Bryan, Sr., Jack C. Relating to regulating the sale of cigarettes within the State of Texas, to be known as the Texas Cigarette Sales Act; prescribing a penalty.
HB 356 53-0 (1953) Author: Yancy, Jr., James Watson Relating to amending Article 5160, entitled Bond for Wages, providing for the payment of claims of those who furnish to contractors or sub-contractors equipment on a rental basis or services in the construction or repair of any public building, eliminating therefrom the requirement for filing an itemized statement of claim with the County Clerk, providing for the retention of twenty per cent of the contract price, and for a lien thereon in favor of claimants.
HB 530 53-0 (1953) Author: Caufield, Stanley W. | et. al. Relating to amending labor agency laws; changing the definition of "person" as given therein; raising the minimum penalty from Twenty-five Dollars ($25) to One Hundred Dollars ($100); changing the minimum punishment from Twenty-five Dollars ($25) to One Hundred Dollars ($100).
HB 692 53-0 (1953) Author: Zivley, Lamar A. Relating to requiring every person, firm, or corporation using or furnishing trading stamps, coupons, or similar devices to be used in connection with the purchase of goods, wares, or merchandise from such person, firm, or corporation to obtain a license; prescribing penalties for violation of the provisions of this Act.
HB 449 52-0 (1951) Author: Cobb, Morris Gray | et. al. Relating to providing for and regulating the admission as evidence of records kept in the regular course of business; defining "Business" as used in this.
HB 562 52-0 (1951) Author: Stump, William R. "Bill" Relating to amending certain Articles relative to the sale of feeding stuff.
SB 267 52-0 (1951) Author: Parkhouse, George M. Relating to amending the anti-trust laws of the State by providing that it is a conspiracy in restraint of trade where any employer and any labor union or labor organization, or other organization, make an agreement or combination whereby persons not members of such union shall be denied work by such employer, or whereby such membership is made a condition of employment, or whereby such union acquires an employment monopoly.
SB 333 52-0 (1951) Author: Carney, Howard A. Relating to repealing the Statute requiring Bill of Sale in the purchase of logs, ties and other timber products.
HB 182 51-0 (1949) Author: Spacek, Rudolph B. Relating to amending a previous Act lien securing the purchase of any merchandise except as to bonafide retail sales, etc
SB 10 50-0 (1947) Author: Morris, George C. | et. al. Relating to protecting the right to enter into sales contracts relating to commodities bearing the trademark, brand or name of its producer or owner.
SB 269 50-0 (1947) Author: Ramsey, Ben Relating to amending the anti-trust laws of the State of Texas by amending Article 1634 of the Penal Code of the State of Texas by adding subdivision 3 to providing that among other acts constituting a conspiracy in restraint of trade are those where any two or more persons, firms, corporations or associations of persons shall agree to boycott, or enter into any agreement or understanding to refuse to transport, deliver, receive, accept, erect, assemble, operate, use or work with any goods, wares, merchandise, articles or products of any other person, firm, corporation or association of persons.
SB 276 50-0 (1947) Author: Ramsey, Ben Relating to amending the anti-trust laws of the State of Texas by amending Article 7428 of the Revised Civil Statutes of the State of Texas by adding subdivision 3 to providing that among other acts constituting a conspiracy in restraint of trade are those where any two or more persons, firms, corporations, or associations of persons shall agree to boycott or enter into any agreement or understanding to refuse to transport, deliver, receive, accept, erect, assemble, operate, use or work with any goods, wares, merchandise, articles or products of any other person, firm, corporation or association of persons; repealing all laws in conflict herewith.
HB 55 49-0 (1945) Author: Parkhouse, George M. | et. al. Relating to providing that no person, firm, association or corporation engaged in any business enterprise in this State shall, by any method or procedure, directly or indirectly, by itself, or through any subsidiary agency owned or controlled in whole or in part by such person, form, association or corporation, sell or procure for sale or have in its possession or under its control for sale to its employees or to any person, any article, material, product or merchandise of whatsoever nature not his or its own production or not handled in his or its regular course of trade or business, with certain exceptions; providing and fixing penalties.
HB 130 49-0 (1945) Author: Cato, Arthur Relating to providing that no person, firm, association or corporation engaged in any business enterprise in this State shall, by any method or procedure, directly or indirectly, by itself, or through any subsidiary agency owned or controlled in whole or in part by such person, firm, association or corporation, sell or procure for sale or have in its possession or under its control for sale to its employees or to any person, any article, material, product or merchandise of whatsoever nature not his or its own production or not handles in his or its regular course of trade or business, with certain exceptions; providing and fixing penalties.
HB 423 49-0 (1945) Author: Hull, Henry A. "Salty" Relating to protecting the right to enter into sale contracts relating to commodities bearing the trademark, brand or name of its producer or owner.
SB 1 49-0 (1945) Author: Spears, J. Franklin Relating to declaring the policy of this State with reference to citizens of the Americas, declaring that public places catering to the public for business and profit are public utilities, defining the term "Mexican or Latin-American origin", providing for the elimination of discrimination by pubic utilities against persons of Mexican or Latin-American origin, prescribing penalties and civil damages, repealing all laws in conflict.
SB 18 49-0 (1945) Author: Spears, J. Franklin Relating to protecting the right to enter into sale contracts relating to commodities bearing the trade mark, brand or name of its producer or owner.
SB 35 49-0 (1945) Author: Stone, William E. Relating to providing that no person, firm, association or corporation engaged in any business enterprise in this State shall, by any method or procedure, directly or indirectly, by itself, or through any subsidiary agency owned or controlled in whole or in part by such person, firm, association or corporation, sell or procure for sale or have in its possession or under its control for sale to its employees or to any person, any article material, product or merchandise of whatsoever nature not his or its own production or not handled in his or its regular course of trade or business, with certain exceptions.
HB 49 48-0 (1943) Author: Chambers, William R. "Bill" | et. al. Relating to amending statute pertaining to weights and measures by adding a new Article prohibiting false adjusting, manipulation, reading, or use, of a weighing or measuring device; providing for civil suits for penalties and injunctions for violation.
HB 52 48-0 (1943) Author: Fuchs, Robert A. | et. al. Relating to amending certain Statutes pertaining to weights and measures; repealing weights per bushel, barrel, and cubic yard for certain commodities.
HB 68 48-0 (1943) Author: Dwyer, Pat | et. al. Relating to assuring full and equal accommodations, rights, and privileges to all persons of the Caucasian Race in all public places of business or amusement in Texas.
HB 80 48-0 (1943) Author: Cato, Arthur Relating to declaring the ownership of motor truck and motor bus lines by railroad companies to be contrary to the genius of free government and making it unlawful for railroad companies to own, control or operate any motor truck lines or motor bus lines for the carrying of freight or passengers for compensation or hire in this State.
HB 15 47-0 (1941) Author: Chambers, William R. "Bill" Relating to prohibiting unfair trade practices that are designed to destroy farmers' non-profit sharing cooperative marketing associations; prescribing a penalty.
HB 29 47-0 (1941) Author: Fuchs, Robert A. | et. al. Relating to amending the Penal Code relative to weights and measures; prohibiting the sale, use, or possession of false weights, measures, or weighing or measuring devices and weights which have not been sealed by a weights and measures official; regulating the packing and marking of commodities and containers; providing certain penalties.
HB 30 47-0 (1941) Author: Fuchs, Robert A. | et. al. Relating amending the Revised Civil Statutes pertaining to weights and measures and the Babcock test for butterfat.
HB 118 47-0 (1941) Author: Heflin, James McDonald Relating to defining and regulating the sale and/or resale of used and/or secondhand watches in the State of Texas; providing certain penalties; providing exemptions for certain of pawnbrokers' auction sales of unredeemed pledges.
HB 280 47-0 (1941) Author: Cato, Arthur | et. al. Relating to protecting trade-mark owners, distributors, and the general public against injurious and uneconomic practices in the distribution of articles of standard quality under a distinguished trade-mark, brand, or name, and to facilitate fair trade.
HB 391 47-0 (1941) Author: Reed, Jasper Newton Relating to amending certain Acts providing that every sale or contract of sale of any security in violation of any provisions under this act shall be voidable at the election of the purchaser.
HB 507 47-0 (1941) Author: Donald, Paul Edwin Relating to prohibiting unfair commercial discrimination between different sections, communities, or localities or unfair competition or driving others out of business, and to prevent restraint of trade or commerce, and prescribing penalties.
HB 591 47-0 (1941) Author: Alsup, Lon E. Relating to designating this Act as the "Anti-Loss Leader Act"; defining "cost to the retailer"; providing for a mark-up to cover cartage costs of certain amounts; providing for penalties.
HB 741 47-0 (1941) Author: Stanford, Jr., James A. Relating to defining the word "person"; making it unlawful for any person, with exceptions, to open and refill or re-use the container or other distributing device of any manufacturer for the purpose of selling lubricating oils, greases, and similar products when said container bears a trade-mark; making it unlawful to imitate the design, symbol, or trade name of recognized brands of lubricating oils; prescribing penalties.
SB 9 47-0 (1941) Author: Spears, J. Franklin Relating to protecting trade-mark owners, distributors, and the general public against injurious and unecominc practices in the distribution of articles of standard quality under a distinguished trade-mark, brand, or name, and to facilitate fair trade; providing a penalty.
SB 208 47-0 (1941) Author: Stone, William E. Relating to designating this Act as the "Anti-Loss Leader Act"; defining "cost to the retailer"; providing for a mark-up to cover the cartage costs of certain amount; providing penalties.
SB 304 47-0 (1941) Author: Brownlee, J. Houghton Relating to making it unlawful for any person, with exceptions, to open and refill or re-use the container, can, tank, or other distributing device of any manufacturer for the purpose of selling lubricating oils and greases when said container bears the trade mark or symbol of said manufacturer; prescribing penalties.
HB 160 46-0 (1939) Author: Morris, George C. | et. al. Relating to restraining and preventing unfair, discriminatory, and deceptive merchandising practices, etc.
HB 231 46-0 (1939) Author: Reader, Robert L. | et. al. Relating to protecting trade-mark owners, distributors, and the general public against injurious and uneconomic practices in the distribution of articles of standard quality under a distinguished trade-mark, brand, or name, and to facilitate fair trade; making certain acts unlawful and providing a penalty.
HB 405 46-0 (1939) Author: Broadfoot, Albert S. | et. al. Relating to amending a certain Statute requiring commodities to be sold by weight, measure, or numerical count; regulating the packing and marking of packages and containers; providing penalties for the enforcement of the act.
HB 406 46-0 (1939) Author: Broadfoot, Albert S. | et. al. Relating to amending a certain Statute by providing for the approval of type of commercial weighing and measuring devices
HB 471 46-0 (1939) Author: Fielden, Virgil A. Relating to requiring manufacturers and dealers of boots or shoes to stamp on the outside sole of certain boots and shoe certain information; fixing penalty for violation of this Act.
HB 690 46-0 (1939) Author: Gilmer, Claud Henry Relating to amending a certain Article making violation of false weights and measures statute a felony; prescribing penalty.
SB 361 46-0 (1939) Author: Stone, William E. Relating to restraining and preventing unfair, discriminatory, and deceptive merchandising practices in the State of Texas; making it unlawful to discriminate in price in this State; making violation of this Act a misdemeanor and providing that plaintiff may recover damages for violation of this Act.
HB 424 45-0 (1937) Relating to regulating industrial home work.
HB 654 45-0 (1937) Relating to providing for and authorizing "marketing agreements" with respect to citrus fruits or citrus fruit; authorizing the Commissioner of Agriculture of the State of Texas to enter into "marketing agreements" with producers, shippers, and/or handlers thereof in intrastate commerce.
HB 46 44-0 (1935) Author: Lotief, Sr., Cecil A. | et. al. Relating to declaring monopolies contrary to public policy of this State; making it unlawful for those engaged in the public utility business to prevent or hinder legitimate competition, or to fix discriminatory rates.
SB 396 44-0 (1935) Relating to making it unlawful for any person, association or corporation, to charge or receive compensation for the placement of a child under fifteen (15) years of age.
SB 504 43-0 (1933) Author: Hornsby, John William Relating to preventing fraud and deception in the sale, and offering for sale, of rebuilt electric storage batteries; and prescribing penalties for the violation thereof.
HB 10 43-1 (1933) Author: Vaughan, Benjamin Franklin "Ben" | et. al. Relating to suspending anti-trust law insofar as it conflicts with President's National Industrial Recovery Act.
HB 32 43-3 (1934) Author: Tarwater, Arthur Bosworth | et. al. Relating to defining "oleomargarine" and other terms used in this Act; imposing a tax of Ten (10) Cents per pound on certain oleomargarines; providing for forfeitures and penalties for violations of Act.
HB 454 42-0 (1931) Author: Reader, Robert L. | et. al. Relating to amending certain statutes providing for the registration and registration fee of importers and manufacturers of foods and drugs, and defining manufacturers and importers.
HB 500 42-0 (1931) Author: Leonard, Homer Lakerby | et. al. Relating to amending certain laws declaring unlawful the sale or offering for sale, transportation, preparation, receiving or delivering for transportation or marketing of citrus fruit that is immature, unripe, overripe, frost damaged or otherwise unfit for consumption and the sale thereof declared to be a fraud upon the public; prescribing penalties for violation of any of the provisions of this Act.
HB 738 42-0 (1931) Author: Petsch, Alfred P.C. Relating to regulating issuance of death benefit policies.
SB 222 41-0 (1929) Author: Witt, Edgar E. Relating to weights and measures.
HB 20 40-0 (1927) Author: Williams, William Thomas "Willie" Relating to preventing fraud, misrepresentation or unfair practices in the sale of merchandise by means of the "endless chain" plan.
HB 42 40-0 (1927) Author: Kittrell, Sr., Norman Goree Relating to amending an Article 3996 of Title 65 of Revised Civil Statutes of 1925, relating to conveyance to defraud.
SB 92 40-0 (1927) Author: Ward, Pierce B. Relating to amending Article 3996 of Title 65, of the Revised Civil Statutes of 1925; relating to fraudulent conveyances.
HB 14 39-0 (1925) Author: Webb, Henry E. | et. al. Relating to defining and prohibiting bucket shops and dealings therein; prescribing penalties for the violation of this Act. House: Agriculture
HB 140 37-0 (1921) Author: Davis, John Relating to a certain Act defining the term profiteering; providing a penalty.
HB 350 37-0 (1921) Author: Black, O. B. Relating to making unlawful the use of the name of the United States Government in any business, etc.
HB 423 37-0 (1921) Author: Bryant, Sam A. | et. al. Relating to defining retail and wholesale dealers in articles of commerce.
SB 104 37-0 (1921) Author: Hertzberg, Harry Relating to preventing any person, firm or corporation or association from placing before the public any advertisement relating to merchandise securities, service or any other thing offered to the public, containing an assertion, representation or statement of fact which is untrue, deceptive or misleading, providing a penalty for the violation thereof.
SB 110 37-0 (1921) Author: Witt, Edgar E. Relating to forbidding transactions of business in Texas under an assumed name other than the real name or names of the individuals conducting such business, unless such individuals file in the office of the clerk of the county where such business is to be conducted a certificate containing the names and addresses of such persons.
SB 185 37-0 (1921) Author: Hertzberg, Harry Relating to prohibiting the use of the United States Government as a trademark by those engaged in the business of selling army goods to the public.
SB 302 37-0 (1921) Author: Clark, Isaac Edgar Relating to amending the present law on workmen of various kinds where charge is made for labor and material not performed or used, etc.
HB 504 36-0 (1919) Author: Davidson, Lynch | et. al. Relating to amending certain Article pertaining to trusts and conspiracies against trade so as to permit one corporation to acquire the physical properties of another corporation under the terms and upon the conditions in said Article set out.
HB 559 36-0 (1919) Author: Davidson, Lynch Relating to amending certain statutes relating to trusts and conspiracies against trade so as to provide that suits may be brought against corporations for violation of the anti-trust laws of this State for either penalties or forfeiture of charters of domestic corporations or permits of foreign corporation, or both, reducing penalties for the violation of the anti-trust laws and prescribing a period of limitation within which violations of said law shall be prosecuted.
SB 215 36-0 (1919) Author: McNealus, James Clayton Relating to establishing what is known as a uniform warehouse receipt. House: State Affairs
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HB 195 36-2 (1919) Author: Davis, John | et. al. Relating to defining profiteering and prescribing penalties therefor.
SB 144 36-2 (1919) Author: Bailey, John Heywood | et. al. Relating to defining profiteering and providing penalties.
HB 31 36-4 (1920) Author: Terrell, George Butler | et. al. Relating to amending certain articles of the Penal Code so as to exempt from the operation of the anti-trust laws of this State agricultural products or live stock while in the hands of the producer.
HB 266 35-0 (1917) Author: Neeley, William E. Relating to requiring manufacturers to place their names and address upon manufactured articles with the year manufactured and a statement of the material used; providing a penalty.
HB 424 35-0 (1917) Author: Schlesinger, William Relating to the collection of a tax on the use or furnishing for use of trading stamps, coupons, certificates, etc.
HB 562 35-0 (1917) Author: Schlesinger, William Relating to providing a penalty for the issuance, furnishing, redemption, or distribution for use of trading stamps, cards, coupons, tickets, certificates, or any other trading stamp device or premium scheme supplies in connection with the sale of any goods, wares or merchandise; and providing an exception in favor of manufacturers and packers of their own goods, wares and merchandise.
SB 208 35-0 (1917) Author: Bee, Carlos Relating to forbidding transaction of business under an assumed name, with certain exceptions; fixing a penalty.
SB 295 35-0 (1917) Author: Gibson, Flavius M. Relating to regulating contracts of sale for the future delivery of cotton, grain, stocks or other commodities and declaring under what conditions such contracts shall be valid and enforceable.
HB 39 35-1 (1917) Author: Mendell, Jr., George W. Relating to making fraudulent advertising a penal offense; prescribing a penalty.
HB 32 34-0 (1915) Author: Nichols, Joseph Francis Relating to making fraudulent advertising a penal offense; prescribing a penalty.
HB 86 34-0 (1915) Author: Mendell, Jr., George W. | et. al. Relating to prohibiting fraudulent advertising; creating a misdemeanor and prescribing a penalty.
HB 285 34-0 (1915) Author: Valentine, I. T. | et. al. Relating to amending a certain Statute regulating the sale of products in bulk.
SB 45 34-0 (1915) Author: Wiley, James Robert Relating to prohibiting unfair commercial discrimination between different sections, communities or localities; preventing restraint of trade or commerce; providing for ouster; prescribing penalties
SB 278 34-0 (1915) Author: Wiley, James Robert Relating to prohibiting and preventing adulteration, frauds and deception in manufacture of sugar and requiring all unbroken packages to be branded and marked.
SB 345 34-0 (1915) Author: Cowell, Silas Benjamin Relating to prohibiting the use of slot or vending machines in any public place excepting those in charge of an attendant who refunds any coin or thing of value when such machine fails to deliver that which it proposes; prescribing penalties.
HB 73 33-0 (1913) Author: Byrne, Roger Relating to the standard of weights and measures.
HB 291 33-0 (1913) Author: Dickson, David W. "Dave" Relating to requiring manufacturers of boots or shoes to stamp on the outside sole where made and what substitute for leather, if any, was used, fixing penalty for violation.
HB 316 33-0 (1913) Author: Morris, Leopold | et. al. Relating to providing for the licensing of the sale or exchange of any beverage syrup, mixture, or compound in the preparation of which caffeine or extracts containing caffeine have been used, prohibiting sale to minors, fixing a penalty.
HB 338 33-0 (1913) Author: Williams, Newton Barber "Newt" Relating to preventing deception in the sale of paint and linseed oil.
HB 443 33-0 (1913) Author: Fields, M. C. | et. al. Relating to the bonds required of commission merchants.
HB 455 33-0 (1913) Author: Diffie, William Owen Relating to requiring that boots and shoes made or offered for sale, in certain parts of substitute for leather, be stamped; and providing a penalty for failure to stamp same.
HB 476 33-0 (1913) Author: Walker, C. Herbert Relating to defining trusts, and to provide for criminal penalties and punishment of corporations, firms and persons, and to promote free competition in commerce and all classes of business, both intrastate business and interstate business.
HB 477 33-0 (1913) Author: Walker, C. Herbert Relating to prohibiting any person, firm, corporation or association engaged in the production, manufacture, distribution or sale of any commodity of general use, or rendering any service to the public to discriminate between different persons, firms, association or corporations, or different sections, communities or cities, with the intent to establish or maintain a monopoly, hindering competition or restricting trade, and prescribing a penalty.
HB 765 33-0 (1913) Author: King, Winter W. "Cap" Relating to prohibiting the sale, or exchange, to children or minors, of any beverage syrup, mixture, or compound containing caffeine, fixing a penalty.
SB 287 33-0 (1913) Author: McNealus, James Clayton Relating to preventing and punishing discrimination in wholesale rates by wholesalers within the state against any person, firm or corporation within the state, and providing a penalty therefor.
SB 297 33-0 (1913) Author: Murray, Sr., William Owen Relating to making it a criminal offense, punishable by fine, for any person in this State, pursuing the business or occupation of a peddler, hawker or itinerant vendor of goods, wares and merchandise, to willfully refuse to leave the premises owned or leased by another, after being requested by the person, or agent of the person, owning or in possession of such premises, to leave such premises.
SB 301 33-0 (1913) Author: Cowell, Silas Benjamin Relating to preventing deception in the sale of paint, linseed oil, and turpentine, and to provide for true labels for the same when offered for sale, for the enforcement of this act by the state Dairy and Food Commissioner, and for penalties.
SB 18 31-0 (1909) Relating to declaring void the sale or transfer of portions of stocks of merchandise otherwise than in the ordinary course of trade in the usual and regular prosecution of the seller's or transferrer's business, and sales or transfers of entire stocks of merchandise in bulk unless made in compliance with certain named conditions and regulations, and prescribing such conditions and regulations, according to which such sales may be made valid.
SB 26 31-1 (1909) Relating to amending Sections 6 and 11 of "An Act to define, prohibit, and declare illegal, trusts, monopolies, and conspiracies in restraint of trade, and to prescribe penalties for forming or being connected with such trusts, monopolies, and conspiracies, and to provide for the suppression of the same and to promote free competition in the State of Texas," providing venues; providing punishment for violation thereof, fixing compensation.
HB 372 30-0 (1907) Relating to defining and prohibiting trusts, monopolies and conspiracies, providing that any person violating the provisions of this Act shall be punished by imprisonment.
HB 493 30-0 (1907) Relating to amending the anti-trust law of the Twenty-eighth Legislature; defining and declaring illegal trusts.
SB 50 30-0 (1907) Relating to prohibiting bucket shops, to define "Bucket Shops"; to define "futures," "dealing in futures," and "future contracts"; prescribing penalties for the violation of this act.
SB 127 30-0 (1907) Relating to prohibiting Vendors of Nursery products, their agents, servants and employees, from defrauding vendees, and providing penalties for the violation thereof.
SB 177 30-0 (1907) Relating to amending the Anti-trust Act of the Twenty-eighth Legislature; providing penalties and fixing venue of suits.
SB 60 30-1 (1907) Relating to defining, prohibiting and declaring illegal trusts, monopolies and conspiracies in restraint of trade, providing criminal prosecution therefor, and fixing the punishment and penalties for violations; fixing venue for criminal prosecutions and providing that such prosecution shall not bar a prosecution of or recovery against any other person or persons for the same offense.
HB 457 28-0 (1903) Relating to define, prohibit and declare illegal, trusts, monopolies and conspiracies in restraint of trade, and to prescribe penalties for forming or being connected with such trusts, monopolies and conspiracies, and to provide for the suppression of the sum and to promote free competition in the State of Texas.
HB 845 26-0 (1899) Relating to amending Article 5318, Title 108, of the Revised Civil Statutes of the State of Texas, prescribing penalties against trusts and conspiracies against trade.
SB 323 26-0 (1899) Relating to prohibiting pools, trusts, monopolies and conspiracies to control business and prices of articles; to prevent the formation or operation of pools, trusts, monopolies and combinations of charters of corporations that violates the terms of this act, and to authorize the institution of prosecutions and suits therefor.
HB 404 24-0 (1895) Relating to defining trusts, provide for penalties and punishment of corporations, persons, firms and associations of persons connected with them, and to promote free competition in the State of Texas
HB 9 21-0 (1889) Relating to defining trusts, and providing for penalties and punishment of corporations, persons, firms, and associations of persons connected with them, and promoting free competition in the state of Texas.
HB 117 21-0 (1889) Relating to defining trusts, and providing for penalties and punishment of corporations, persons, firms, and associations of persons connected with them, and promoting free competition in the state of Texas.
HB 136 21-0 (1889) Relating to defining trusts, and providing for penalties and punishment of corporations, persons, firms, and associations of persons connected with them, and promoting free competition in the state of Texas.
HB 192 21-0 (1889) Relating to defining trusts, and providing for penalties and punishment of corporations, persons, firms, and associations of persons connected with them, and promoting free competition in the state of Texas.
HB 313 21-0 (1889) Relating to defining trusts, and providing for penalties and punishment of corporations, persons, firms, and associations of persons connected with them, and promoting free competition in the state of Texas.
SB 7 20-0 (1887) Relating to prohibiting and punishing dealing in futures, and to punishing persons for permitting their premises to be used to carry on such business.
HB 408 19-0 (1885) Relating to amending chapter 2, title 2 of the Penal Code of the State of Texas, adding thereto article 354a.

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