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HB 461 85-0 (2017) Author: Dale, Tony | et. al. Relating to service of a temporary ex parte order issued in response to an application for a protective order in circumstances involving family violence. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues Placed on General State Calendar
HB 3113 85-0 (2017) Author: Lucio III, Eddie Relating to continuing education training on civil process for constables. House: Homeland Security & Public Safety Referred to Homeland Security & Public Safety
SB 42 85-0 (2017) Author: Zaffirini, Judith | et. al.
Sponsor: Smithee, John
Relating to the security of courts and judges in the state; establishing a fee. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/17
SB 1912 85-0 (2017) Author: Zaffirini, Judith
Sponsor: Hinojosa, Gina
Relating to certain notice requirements and filing requirements in court proceedings involving persons with mental illness and representation of proposed patients in proceedings for court-ordered mental health services. House: Public Health
Senate: Health & Human Services
Vetoed by the Governor
HB 3128 84-0 (2015) Author: Dale, Tony Relating to service of a temporary ex parte order issued in response to an application for a protective order in circumstances involving family violence. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues
Senate: Criminal Justice
Referred to Criminal Justice
HB 3927 84-0 (2015) Author: Kuempel, John | et. al. Relating to the creation of the constable technology fund; authorizing a fee. House: County Affairs Considered in Calendars
SB 1451 84-0 (2015) Author: Ellis, Rodney
Sponsor: Raney, John
Relating to the disputed payment by a credit card or debit card of a vehicle registration fee. House: Transportation
Senate: Transportation
Effective on 9/1/15
HB 708 83-0 (2013) Author: Isaac, Jason Relating to the appointment of a deputy constable. House: Homeland Security & Public Safety Left pending in committee
HB 1448 83-0 (2013) Author: Kuempel, John
Sponsor: Campbell, Donna
Relating to the use of money deposited to a justice court technology fund in certain counties. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on 9/1/13
HB 1690 83-0 (2013) Author: Fletcher, Allen
Sponsor: Nelson, Jane | et. al.
Relating to measures to prevent or control the entry into or spread in this state of certain communicable diseases; providing a penalty. House: Homeland Security & Public Safety
Senate: Health & Human Services
Effective immediately
HJR 103 83-0 (2013) Author: Simpson, David Proposing a constitutional amendment to abolish the requirement that certain counties continue to be divided into not fewer than four precincts used to elect justices of the peace and constables. House: County Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 749 82-0 (2011) Author: Menendez, Jose Relating to county law enforcement officer civil service systems; providing penalties. House: County Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 1241 82-0 (2011) Author: Zedler, Bill
Sponsor: Harris, Chris
Relating to surety bond requirements for reserve deputy constables. House: Homeland Security & Public Safety
Senate: Criminal Justice
Effective immediately
HB 1987 81-0 (2009) Author: Harless, Patricia | et. al. Relating to fees paid to a constable for serving civil process. House: County Affairs
Senate: Jurisprudence
Referred to Jurisprudence
SB 2197 81-0 (2009) Author: Williams, Tommy
Sponsor: Harless, Patricia
Relating to fees paid to a constable for serving civil process. House: County Affairs
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on 9/1/09
HB 487 80-0 (2007) Author: Driver, Joe
Sponsor: Hegar, Glenn
Relating to the continuing education requirements for constables. House: Law Enforcement
Senate: Criminal Justice
Effective immediately
HB 2066 80-0 (2007) Author: Laubenberg, Jodie Relating to the accessibility of initial training and continuing education for constables. House: Law Enforcement
Senate: Criminal Justice
Referred to Criminal Justice
SB 1708 80-0 (2007) Author: Hegar, Glenn Relating to the continuing education requirements for constables. Senate: Criminal Justice Referred to Criminal Justice
HB 336 79-0 (2005) Author: Smithee, John Relating to the declination of compensation by a candidate for constable. House: County Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 602 79-0 (2005) Author: Eissler, Rob
Sponsor: Williams, Tommy
Relating to the designation of a weight enforcement officer by a commissioners court in certain counties. House: County Affairs
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Effective immediately
HB 1588 79-0 (2005) Author: Driver, Joe
Sponsor: Williams, Tommy
Relating to the qualifications and removal of and continuing education requirements for a constable. House: Law Enforcement
Senate: Criminal Justice
Effective immediately
HB 2574 79-0 (2005) Author: Hamric, Peggy | et. al.
Sponsor: Whitmire, John
Relating to the waiver of civil process continuing education requirements for constables and deputy constables by the Commission on Law Enforcement Officer Standards and Education. House: Law Enforcement
Senate: Criminal Justice
Effective immediately
HB 2626 79-0 (2005) Author: Smith, Wayne
Sponsor: Lindsay, Jon
Relating to the penalties and fees imposed by municipalities and counties in relation to certain false alarms. House: County Affairs
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Effective immediately
HB 2865 79-0 (2005) Author: Bailey, Kevin Relating to the termination or suspension of deputy constables in certain counties upon the election or appointment of a constable or the death of a constable. House: County Affairs Referred to County Affairs
HJR 34 79-0 (2005) Author: Hilderbran, Harvey Proposing a constitutional amendment to abolish the office of constable in San Saba County. House: County Affairs Left pending in committee
SB 497 79-0 (2005) Author: Williams, Tommy Relating to the qualifications and removal of a constable. Senate: Criminal Justice Referred to Criminal Justice
SB 605 79-0 (2005) Author: Seliger, Kel Relating to the declination of compensation by a candidate for constable. Senate: Intergovernmental Relations Referred to Intergovernmental Relations
SB 731 79-0 (2005) Author: Williams, Tommy Relating to initial training and continuing education requirements for a constable. Senate: Criminal Justice Referred to Criminal Justice
SB 1418 79-0 (2005) Author: Gallegos, Jr., Mario Relating to the termination or suspension of deputy constables in certain counties upon the election or appointment of a constable or the death of a constable. Senate: Intergovernmental Relations No action taken in committee
SJR 14 79-0 (2005) Author: Seliger, Kel | et. al.
Sponsor: Smithee, John
Proposing a constitutional amendment allowing Potter or Randall County to abolish and reinstate the office of constable in the county or in a precinct of the county. House: County Affairs
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 287 78-0 (2003) Author: Ellis, Dan Relating to qualifications of a constable or sheriff. House: Law Enforcement Left pending in committee
HB 880 78-0 (2003) Author: Bailey, Kevin Relating to the creation of an appeals process for the termination or suspension of deputy constables in certain counties. House: County Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 1159 78-0 (2003) Author: Driver, Joe Relating to county civil service coverage for deputy constables. House: Law Enforcement Left pending in committee
HB 1186 78-0 (2003) Author: Hegar, Glenn
Sponsor: Armbrister, Kenneth
Relating to the designation of a weight enforcement officer by a commissioners court in certain counties. House: County Affairs
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Left pending in committee
HB 1610 78-0 (2003) Author: Riddle, Debbie Relating to the authority of a constable to fill a vacancy in an existing office of deputy constable. House: County Affairs Left pending in committee
HJR 99 78-0 (2003) Author: Moreno, Joe Proposing a constitutional amendment requiring eight justice of the peace precincts in Harris County, with at least two justices of the peace and at least one constable to be elected in each of those precincts. House: Judicial Affairs Referred to Judicial Affairs
SB 481 78-0 (2003) Author: Madla, Frank Relating to qualifications of a constable or sheriff. House: Law Enforcement
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Failed to receive affirmative vote in comm.
SB 746 78-0 (2003) Author: Williams, Tommy | et. al. Relating to special Texas constable license plates. Senate: Infrastructure Development and Security Referred to s/c by chair
SB 1733 78-0 (2003) Author: Gallegos, Jr., Mario Relating to the creation of an appeals process for the termination or suspension of deputy constables in certain counties. House: County Affairs
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Referred to County Affairs
SJR 9 78-0 (2003) Author: Gallegos, Jr., Mario Proposing a constitutional amendment requiring eight justice of the peace precincts in Harris County, with at least two justices of the peace and at least one constable to be elected in each of those precincts. Senate: Intergovernmental Relations Referred to Intergovernmental Relations
HB 385 77-0 (2001) Author: Ellis, Dan | et. al.
Sponsor: Armbrister, Kenneth
Relating to qualifications of a constable or sheriff. House: County Affairs
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Tabled in committee
HB 544 77-0 (2001) Author: Williams, Thomas Relating to special Texas constable license plates. House: Transportation Comm. report sent to Local & Consent Calendar
HB 1666 77-0 (2001) Author: Bailey, Kevin Relating to civil service systems for constables' offices in certain counties. House: County Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 2219 77-0 (2001) Author: Rangel, Irma Relating to eligibility to fill a vacancy in the office of constable or sheriff. House: County Affairs Referred to County Affairs
HB 2545 77-0 (2001) Author: Naishtat, Elliott Relating to the execution of certain writs in an action to determine possession of certain leased premises. House: Business & Industry Left pending in committee
HB 3003 77-0 (2001) Author: Bailey, Kevin Relating to the use by justice courts of persons to serve citation and other notice. House: Judicial Affairs Referred to Judicial Affairs
HJR 2 77-0 (2001) Author: Chisum, Warren | et. al.
Sponsor: Madla, Frank
Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing a commissioners court of a county to declare the office of constable in certain precincts dormant and providing a procedure for reinstatement of the office. House: Constitutional Revision, Select
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Filed with the Secretary of State
HJR 3 77-0 (2001) Author: Counts, David Proposing a constitutional amendment to abolish the office of constable in King County. House: County Affairs Referred to County Affairs
HJR 10 77-0 (2001) Author: Counts, David Proposing a constitutional amendment to abolish the office of constable in Howard County. House: County Affairs Referred to County Affairs
HJR 29 77-0 (2001) Author: Jones, Delwin Proposing a constitutional amendment to permit the commissioners court of a county to call an election to abolish the office of constable in the county. House: Constitutional Revision, Select Left pending in committee
HJR 30 77-0 (2001) Author: Jones, Delwin Proposing a constitutional amendment to permit the Commissioners Court of Lubbock County to call an election to abolish the office of constable in the county. House: County Affairs Left pending in committee
HJR 33 77-0 (2001) Author: Chisum, Warren Proposing a constitutional amendment to abolish the office of constable in Dallam County. House: County Affairs Referred to County Affairs
HJR 34 77-0 (2001) Author: Chisum, Warren Proposing a constitutional amendment to abolish the office of constable in Sherman County. House: County Affairs Referred to County Affairs
HJR 35 77-0 (2001) Author: Chisum, Warren Proposing a constitutional amendment to abolish the office of constable in Hansford County. House: County Affairs Referred to County Affairs
HJR 36 77-0 (2001) Author: Chisum, Warren Proposing a constitutional amendment to abolish the office of constable in Ochiltree County. House: County Affairs Referred to County Affairs
HJR 37 77-0 (2001) Author: Chisum, Warren Proposing a constitutional amendment to abolish the office of constable in Lipscomb County. House: County Affairs Referred to County Affairs
HJR 38 77-0 (2001) Author: Chisum, Warren Proposing a constitutional amendment to abolish the office of constable in Hemphill County. House: County Affairs Referred to County Affairs
HJR 39 77-0 (2001) Author: Chisum, Warren Proposing a constitutional amendment to abolish the office of constable in Wheeler County. House: County Affairs Referred to County Affairs
HJR 40 77-0 (2001) Author: Chisum, Warren Proposing a constitutional amendment to abolish the office of constable in Collingsworth County. House: County Affairs Referred to County Affairs
HJR 41 77-0 (2001) Author: Chisum, Warren Proposing a constitutional amendment to abolish the office of constable in Hall County. House: County Affairs Referred to County Affairs
HJR 42 77-0 (2001) Author: Chisum, Warren Proposing a constitutional amendment to abolish the office of constable in Hartley County. House: County Affairs Referred to County Affairs
HJR 50 77-0 (2001) Author: Hardcastle, Rick Proposing a constitutional amendment to abolish the office of constable in Jack County. House: County Affairs Referred to County Affairs
HJR 62 77-0 (2001) Author: Swinford, David Proposing a constitutional amendment to permit the Commissioners Court of Potter County to call an election to abolish the office of constable in the county. House: County Affairs Referred to County Affairs
HJR 63 77-0 (2001) Author: Counts, David Proposing a constitutional amendment to abolish the office of constable in Nolan County. House: County Affairs Referred to County Affairs
HJR 65 77-0 (2001) Author: Hardcastle, Rick Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing Archer County to combine justice of the peace and constable precincts. House: County Affairs Referred to County Affairs
HJR 68 77-0 (2001) Author: Counts, David Proposing a constitutional amendment to abolish the office of constable in Lynn County. House: County Affairs Referred to County Affairs
HJR 70 77-0 (2001) Author: Junell, Robert Proposing a constitutional amendment to abolish the office of constable in Irion County. House: County Affairs Referred to County Affairs
HJR 83 77-0 (2001) Author: Counts, David Proposing a constitutional amendment to abolish the office of constable in Knox County. House: County Affairs Referred to County Affairs
HJR 84 77-0 (2001) Author: Counts, David Proposing a constitutional amendment to abolish the office of constable in Kent County. House: County Affairs Referred to County Affairs
HJR 90 77-0 (2001) Author: Smithee, John Proposing a constitutional amendment to abolish the office of constable in Randall County. House: County Affairs Referred to County Affairs
HJR 99 77-0 (2001) Author: Counts, David Proposing a constitutional amendment to abolish the office of constable in Fisher County. House: County Affairs Referred to County Affairs
HJR 109 77-0 (2001) Author: Counts, David Proposing a constitutional amendment to abolish the office of constable in Stonewall County. House: County Affairs Referred to County Affairs
SB 591 77-0 (2001) Author: Barrientos, Gonzalo
Sponsor: Naishtat, Elliott
Relating to the execution of certain writs in an action to determine possession of certain leased premises. House: Business & Industry
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective immediately
SB 1256 77-0 (2001) Author: Gallegos, Jr., Mario Relating to civil service systems for constables' offices in certain counties. Senate: Intergovernmental Relations Referred to Intergovernmental Relations
SJR 23 77-0 (2001) Author: Duncan, Robert Proposing a constitutional amendment to permit the commissioners court of a county to call an election to abolish the office of constable in the county. Senate: Intergovernmental Relations Referred to Intergovernmental Relations
SJR 24 77-0 (2001) Author: Duncan, Robert Proposing a constitutional amendment to permit the Commissioners Court of Lubbock County to call an election to abolish the office of constable in the county. Senate: Intergovernmental Relations Referred to Intergovernmental Relations
HB 378 76-0 (1999) Author: Williams, Thomas Relating to special Texas constable license plates. House: Transportation Considered in Calendars
HB 419 76-0 (1999) Author: West, George Relating to permitting county constables to be compensated on a fee basis in addition to a salary basis. House: County Affairs Referred to County Affairs
HB 770 76-0 (1999) Author: Davis, Yvonne
Sponsor: West, Royce
Relating to a municipality's request of assistance from a constable. House: County Affairs
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Tagged in committee
HB 957 76-0 (1999) Author: Uher, D.R.
Sponsor: Whitmire, John
Relating to the law enforcement authority and status of a reserve deputy, reserve deputy constable, and reserve municipal police officer. House: Public Safety
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Effective on 9/1/99
HB 1664 76-0 (1999) Author: Naishtat, Elliott Relating to the execution of certain writs in an action to determine possession of certain leased premises. House: Business & Industry
Senate: Jurisprudence
Referred to Jurisprudence
HB 1913 76-0 (1999) Author: Cuellar, Henry Relating to the appointment of deputy constables. House: County Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 2009 76-0 (1999) Author: Palmer, Sue | et. al.
Sponsor: Harris, Chris
Relating to the qualifications for service as constable. House: County Affairs
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Effective in 90 days -- 8/30/99
HB 3266 76-0 (1999) Author: Uher, D.R.
Sponsor: Truan, Carlos
Relating to the duties of a sheriff or constable to transport certain persons to certain facilities. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues Left pending in committee
HJR 6 76-0 (1999) Author: Chisum, Warren Proposing a constitutional amendment to abolish the office of constable in Collingsworth County. House: County Affairs Left pending in committee
HJR 25 76-0 (1999) Author: West, George Proposing a constitutional amendment permitting county constables to be compensated on a fee basis in addition to a salary basis. House: County Affairs Referred to County Affairs
HJR 33 76-0 (1999) Author: Chisum, Warren Proposing a constitutional amendment to abolish the office of constable in Hemphill County. House: County Affairs Left pending in committee
HJR 34 76-0 (1999) Author: Chisum, Warren Proposing a constitutional amendment to abolish the office of constable in Hall County. House: County Affairs Left pending in committee
HJR 35 76-0 (1999) Author: Chisum, Warren Proposing a constitutional amendment to abolish the office of constable in Childress County. House: County Affairs Left pending in committee
HJR 41 76-0 (1999) Author: Hardcastle, Rick Proposing a constitutional amendment to abolish the office of constable in Jack County. House: County Affairs Left pending in committee
HJR 47 76-0 (1999) Author: Chisum, Warren Proposing a constitutional amendment to abolish the office of constable in Lipscomb County. House: County Affairs Left pending in committee
HJR 50 76-0 (1999) Author: Hupp, Suzanna Proposing a constitutional amendment to abolish the office of constable in McCulloch County. House: County Affairs Left pending in committee
HJR 55 76-0 (1999) Author: Hupp, Suzanna Proposing a constitutional amendment to abolish the office of constable in San Saba County. House: County Affairs Left pending in committee
HJR 65 76-0 (1999) Author: Homer, Mark Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing Hopkins County to be divided into two to six precincts for justices of the peace and constables. House: County Affairs Referred to County Affairs
HJR 71 76-0 (1999) Author: Homer, Mark | et. al.
Sponsor: Ratliff, Bill
Proposing a constitutional amendment to provide for the number of precincts that certain counties must create for justices of the peace and constables. House: County Affairs
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Filed with the Secretary of State
HJR 82 76-0 (1999) Author: Smithee, John Proposing a constitutional amendment to abolish the office of constable in Randall County. House: County Affairs Left pending in committee
HJR 89 76-0 (1999) Author: Chisum, Warren Proposing a constitutional amendment to abolish the office of constable in Ochiltree County. House: County Affairs Left pending in committee
SJR 2 76-0 (1999) Author: Sibley, David Proposing a constitutional amendment to abolish the office of constable in Jack County. House: County Affairs
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Referred to County Affairs
SJR 31 76-0 (1999) Author: Cain, David Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing Rockwall County to be divided into two to six precincts for justices of the peace and constables. Senate: Intergovernmental Relations Referred to Intergovernmental Relations
HB 1389 75-0 (1997) Author: Rodriguez, Ciro Relating to restrictions on employees of certain county law enforcement officers to run for the office of constable or sheriff. House: County Affairs Referred to County Affairs
HB 1423 75-0 (1997) Author: Cuellar, Henry | et. al. Relating to the powers and duties of certain constables to enforce environmental laws affecting the Rio Grande. House: Environmental Regulation
Senate: Natural Resources
Referred to Natural Resources
HB 1447 75-0 (1997) Author: Rodriguez, Ciro
Sponsor: Lucio, Jr., Eddie
Relating to civil service exemption for certain county employees. House: County Affairs Referred to County Affairs
HB 1462 75-0 (1997) Author: Corte, Frank Relating to exemptions from certain county civil service systems. House: County Affairs No action taken in committee
HB 2071 75-0 (1997) Author: Gutierrez, Roberto
Sponsor: Lucio, Jr., Eddie
Relating to qualifications to serve as a constable and to the powers and duties of constables and deputy constables. House: County Affairs
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Effective on 1/1/98
HB 2205 75-0 (1997) Author: Yarbrough, Ken Relating to civil service systems for constables' offices in certain counties. House: County Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 2470 75-0 (1997) Author: Turner, Sylvester Relating to authorizing the resolution of certain misdemeanor prosecutions by the payment of applicable fines, restitution, and other amounts on service of an arrest warrant and to the collection of those amounts by a constable or deputy constable. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
HB 2686 75-0 (1997) Author: Van de Putte, Leticia Relating to the disposition of certain money collected by a constable. House: County Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 3047 75-0 (1997) Author: Alvarado, Leo | et. al. Relating to the compensation of constables in certain counties. House: County Affairs Statement(s) of vote recorded in Journal
HJR 7 75-0 (1997) Author: Craddick, Tom Proposing a constitutional amendment to abolish the office of constable in Midland County. House: County Affairs Left pending in committee
HJR 9 75-0 (1997) Author: Place, Allen Proposing a constitutional amendment to authorize Comanche County to have more than one precinct for justices of the peace and a single precinct for constable. House: County Affairs Left pending in committee
HJR 46 75-0 (1997) Author: Chisum, Warren Proposing a constitutional amendment to abolish the office of constable in Hall County. House: County Affairs Laid on table subject to call in committee
HJR 76 75-0 (1997) Author: Junell, Robert Proposing a constitutional amendment to abolish the office of constable in Coke and Irion counties. House: County Affairs Left pending in committee
HJR 77 75-0 (1997) Author: Keffer, Jim Proposing a constitutional amendment to abolish the office of constable in Shackelford County. House: County Affairs Left pending in committee
HJR 79 75-0 (1997) Author: Turner, Bob Proposing a constitutional amendment to abolish the office of constable in Coleman, Kimble, Mason, Menard, Schleicher, and Shackelford counties. House: County Affairs Left pending in committee
HJR 83 75-0 (1997) Author: Gutierrez, Roberto
Sponsor: Lucio, Jr., Eddie
Proposing a constitutional amendment to allow the legislature to prescribe the qualifications of constables. House: County Affairs
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Filed with the Secretary of State
HJR 99 75-0 (1997) Author: Counts, David Proposing a constitutional amendment to abolish the office of constable in Howard County. House: County Affairs Left pending in committee
HJR 100 75-0 (1997) Author: Hupp, Suzanna Proposing a constitutional amendment to abolish the office of constable in McCulloch County. House: County Affairs Left pending in committee
HJR 112 75-0 (1997) Author: Counts, David Proposing a constitutional amendment to abolish the office of constable in Knox County. House: County Affairs Left pending in committee
SB 1182 75-0 (1997) Author: Madla, Frank Relating to exemptions from certain county civil service systems. Senate: Intergovernmental Relations Referred to Intergovernmental Relations
SJR 47 75-0 (1997) Author: Sibley, David Proposing a constitutional amendment to abolish the office of constable in Jack County. House: County Affairs
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Referred to County Affairs
HB 551 74-0 (1995) Author: Moreno, Paul Relating to certain supplies for constables and deputy constables. House: County Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 1525 74-0 (1995) Author: Bailey, Kevin Relating to civil service systems for constable's offices in certain counties. House: County Affairs No action taken in committee
HB 1844 74-0 (1995) Author: Mowery, Anna
Sponsor: Bivins, Teel
Relating to the bond and oath requirements applicable to constables. House: County Affairs
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Effective in 90 days -- 8/28/95
HB 2159 74-0 (1995) Author: Grusendorf, Kent
Sponsor: Shapiro, Florence
Relating to the enforcement of a protective order by a constable. House: Juvenile Justice and Family Issues
Senate: Criminal Justice
Effective on 9/1/95
HJR 49 74-0 (1995) Author: Craddick, Tom Proposing a constitutional amendment to abolish the office of constable in Reagan County. House: County Affairs Referred to subcommittee
HJR 80 74-0 (1995) Author: Black, Layton
Sponsor: Sims, Bill
Proposing a constitutional amendment to abolish the office of constable in Mills, Reagan, and Roberts counties. House: County Affairs
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Filed with the Secretary of State
HJR 100 74-0 (1995) Author: Dutton, Jr., Harold V. Proposing a constitutional amendment to abolish the offices of constable and sheriff and certain municipal police departments in Harris County and to establish the Harris County Law Enforcement Agency. House: County Affairs Referred to subcommittee
SB 270 74-0 (1995) Author: Gallegos, Jr., Mario Relating to civil service systems for constable's offices in certain counties. Senate: Intergovernmental Relations Withdrawn from intent calendar
SB 1051 74-0 (1995) Author: Shapiro, Florence Relating to the enforcement of a protective order by a constable. Senate: Criminal Justice Placed on Reg. Order of Business Calendar
HB 132 73-0 (1993) Author: Uher, D.R.
Sponsor: Armbrister, Kenneth
Relating to the notice required to be given of the fees charged for the services of a sheriff or constable. House: County Affairs
Senate: Finance
Effective immediately
HB 862 73-0 (1993) Author: Cuellar, Henry
Sponsor: Zaffirini, Judith
Relating to the powers and duties of certain constables to enforce environmental laws affecting the Rio Grande. House: Environmental Regulation
Senate: Criminal Justice
Placed on intent calendar
HB 2025 73-0 (1993) Author: Alexander, Clyde Relating to the positions of constable, deputy constable, special state constable, and certain other peace officers and justices of the peace. House: Public Safety Referred to Public Safety
HJR 44 73-0 (1993) Author: Chisum, Warren Proposing a constitutional amendment to abolish the offices of constable and county surveyor in Roberts County. House: County Affairs Referred to subcommittee
HJR 88 73-0 (1993) Author: Place, Allen Proposing a constitutional amendment to limit the number of offices of constable in Comanche County. House: County Affairs Referred to subcommittee
HJR 124 73-0 (1993) Author: Rudd, Jim Proposing a constitutional amendment to abolish the office of constable in Terry County. House: County Affairs Referred to County Affairs
HB 553 72-0 (1991) Author: Repp, Glenn
Sponsor: Leedom, John
Relating to the payment of costs incurred by a sheriff or constable for the storage, security, or management of certain property. House: County Affairs
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Effective in 90 days -- 8/26/91
HB 1231 72-0 (1991) Author: Hightower, Allen Relating to requiring county constables and deputy constables to attend civil process courses. House: County Affairs Referred to County Affairs
HB 1290 72-0 (1991) Author: Martin, Mike
Sponsor: Brooks, Chet
Relating to authorizing certain counties to issue longevity pay to deputy constables. House: County Affairs
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Effective in 90 days -- 8/26/91
HB 1803 72-0 (1991) Author: Hightower, Allen
Sponsor: Haley, Bill
Relating to requiring county constables and deputy constables to attend civil process courses. House: County Affairs
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Effective on 9/1/91
HJR 87 72-0 (1991) Author: Watkins, Gary Proposing a constitutional amendment to abolish the office of county constable in Ector and Lubbock counties. House: County Affairs Left pending in committee
SJR 32 72-0 (1991) Author: Montford, John Proposing a constitutional amendment to abolish the office of county constable in Callahan, Ector, Garza, Lubbock, Lynn and Nolan counties. Senate: Intergovernmental Relations Withdrawn from intent calendar
HB 968 71-0 (1989) Author: Linebarger, Libby Relating to the authority of a constable of a county and a constable's deputy to enforce weight and load limitations on state highways and county roads. House: County Affairs Referred to subcommittee
HB 3186 71-0 (1989) Author: Kuempel, Edmund Relating to the appointment of a deputy constable of a county. House: County Affairs Referred to County Affairs
HB 3188 71-0 (1989) Author: Luna III, Albert Relating to the number of reserve deputy constables that constables of certain counties may appoint. House: County Affairs 1st Printing sent to Local&Consent Cal.
HJR 86 71-0 (1989) Author: Watkins, Gary Proposing a constitutional amendment to abolish the offices of county surveyor and county constable in Ector County. House: County Affairs Pending in subcommittee
HJR 107 71-0 (1989) Author: Waterfield, Richard Proposing a constitutional amendment to authorize abolishing the office of constable in certain counties. House: County Affairs Referred to County Affairs
SJR 28 71-0 (1989) Author: Sims, Bill Proposing a constitutional amendment to authorize abolishing the office of constable in certain counties. Senate: Intergovernmental Relations Failed to receive affirmative vote
HB 8 71-1 (1989) Author: Luna III, Albert Relating to the number of reserve deputy constables that constables of certain counties may appoint. House: County Affairs Posting rule suspended
HB 386 70-0 (1987) Author: Smith, Terral
Sponsor: Green, Gene
Relating to the jurisdiction of constables. House: County Affairs
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on 9/1/87
HB 2007 70-0 (1987) Author: Beauchamp, Jerry Relating to the sheriff's civil service commission in certain counties. House: County Affairs Referred to subcommittee
HJR 68 70-0 (1987) Author: Waterfield, Richard Proposing a constitutional amendment to abolish the office of constable in the counties of Hutchison and Ochiltree. House: County Affairs 1st Printing sent to Comm. on Cal.
HJR 109 70-0 (1987) Author: Waldrop, Tom Proposing a constitutional amendment to abolish the office of constable in Navarro County. House: County Affairs Comm. laid on table subj. to call
SB 127 70-0 (1987) Author: Green, Gene Relating to the service of civil process by constables. Senate: Jurisprudence Referred to Jurisprudence
SB 550 70-0 (1987) Author: Green, Gene Relating to the jurisdiction of constables. Senate: Jurisprudence Reported favorably w/o amendments
HB 518 69-0 (1985) Author: Stiles, Mark Relating to the payment of longevity pay to deputy constables. House: County Affairs Referred to County Affairs
HB 2267 69-0 (1985) Author: Cooper, Anne Relating to the officers who are authorized to enforce weight limits for motor vehicles. House: Transportation Referred to Transportation
HJR 21 69-0 (1985) Author: Williamson, Richard Proposing a constitutional amendment to permit the voters of any county precinct to abolish, by precinct-wide referendum, the office of constable and to transfer that officer's powers, duties, and functions to some other constitutionally-established county elected official so specified; providing a method to change the specification and for a complete reinstatement of the office of constable. House: County Affairs Coauthor authorized
HJR 57 69-0 (1985) Author: Smithee, John Proposing a constitutional amendment to permit the voters of Randall County to abolish the office of constable and the office of county surveyor in that county. House: County Affairs Rules suspended
SJR 35 69-0 (1985) Author: Sarpalius, Bill Proposing a constitutional amendment to permit the voters of Randall County to abolish the office of county constable and the office of county surveyor in that county. Senate: Intergovernmental Relations Reported favorably w/o amendments
HB 923 68-0 (1983) Author: Burnett, Dick Relating to qualifications for the offices of justice of the peace and constable. House: Judicial Affairs Referred to subcommittee
HB 1429 68-0 (1983) Author: Green, Gene Relating to service of process in a civil suit. House: Law Enforcement Committee report printed and sent to Committee on Calendars
HJR 35 68-0 (1983) Author: Hollowell, Bill Proposing a constitutional amendment to permit certain counties to abolish the office of constable in the counties. House: County Affairs Committee report printed and sent to Committee on Calendars
HJR 91 68-0 (1983) Author: Harrison, Dudley
Sponsor: Sims, Bill
Proposing a constitutional amendment to authorize fewer justice of the peace and constable precincts in certain counties. House: County Affairs
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Filed without the Governor's signature
HJR 103 68-0 (1983) Author: Geistweidt, Gerald Proposing a constitutional amendment to authorize fewer justice of the peace and constable precincts in certain counties. House: County Affairs Withdrawn by Author
HB 348 67-0 (1981) Author: Bock II, Bennie Relating to the compensation of reserve deputy sheriffs and reserve deputy constables. House: Intergovernmental Affairs Committee laid on table subject to call
HB 356 67-0 (1981) Author: Bock II, Bennie Relating to mileage allowances for constables and deputy constables. House: Intergovernmental Affairs Referred to Committee on Intergovernmental Affairs
HB 664 67-0 (1981) Author: Keller, Ray Relating to residence requirements for the office of constable. House: Intergovernmental Affairs Committee laid on table subject to call
HB 1333 67-0 (1981) Author: Browder, Larry Relating to the salaries of justices of the peace and constables. House: Intergovernmental Affairs Committee report printed and sent to Committee on Calendars
HB 1484 67-0 (1981) Author: Polumbo, Anthony Relating to longevity pay for full-time deputy constable in certain counties. House: Intergovernmental Affairs Referred to Committee on Intergovernmental Affairs
HB 1617 67-0 (1981) Author: Keller, Ray
Sponsor: Travis, Dee
Relating to fees charged by sheriffs and constables. House: Security & Sanctions
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
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HJR 35 67-0 (1981) Author: Patterson, Pete Proposing a constitutional amendment to authorize fewer justice of the peace and constable precincts in certain counties. House: Constitutional Amendments Referred to Committee on Constitutional Amendments
HJR 84 67-0 (1981) Author: Lee, El Franco
Sponsor: Mengden, Walter
Proposing a constitutional amendment to the division of counties into precincts for the election of justices of the peace, constables, and county commissioners. House: Constitutional Amendments
Senate: State Affairs
Reported from committee favorably without amendments
HJR 90 67-0 (1981) Author: Shaw, Larry Proposing a constitutional amendment to authorize fewer justice of the peace and constable precincts in certain counties. House: Constitutional Amendments Referred to Committee on Constitutional Amendments
SB 20 67-0 (1981) Author: Parker, Carl Relating to longevity pay for deputy constables and for investigators who are employed by district attorneys, criminal district attorneys, and county attorneys. Senate: Intergovernmental Relations Coauthor authorized
SB 34 67-0 (1981) Author: Mengden, Walter
Sponsor: Polumbo, Anthony
Relating to boundaries of justice precincts and to the terms of office of affected justices of the peace and constables. House: Judicial Affairs
Senate: State Affairs
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SB 138 67-0 (1981) Author: Traeger, John
Sponsor: Bock II, Bennie
Relating to compensation and expenses of reserve deputy sheriffs and reserve deputy constables. House: Intergovernmental Affairs
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Effective immediately
SB 377 67-0 (1981) Author: Mengden, Walter Relating to the authority of constables to enforce certain traffic regulations. Senate: State Affairs Reported from committee favorably with amendments
SB 495 67-0 (1981) Author: Mengden, Walter Relating to longevity pay for full-time deputy constables in certain counties. Senate: Intergovernmental Relations Referred to Committee on Intergovernmental Relations
SB 500 67-0 (1981) Author: Mengden, Walter
Sponsor: Polumbo, Anthony
Relating to the responsibility of a county to provide liability coverage for certain full-time law enforcement personnel. House: Insurance
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
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SB 503 67-0 (1981) Author: Mengden, Walter Relating to the competency and method of removal of certain elected municipal and county peace officers. Senate: Intergovernmental Relations Referred to Committee on Intergovernmental Relations
SB 1220 67-0 (1981) Author: Brooks, Chet
Sponsor: Keller, Ray
Relating to residence requirements for the offices of justice of the peace and constable. House: Intergovernmental Affairs
Senate: State Affairs
Effective 8/31/81
SJR 3 67-0 (1981) Author: Mengden, Walter Proposing a constitutional amendment to the division of counties into precincts for the election of justices of the peace, constables, and county commissioners. Senate: State Affairs No action taken
SJR 24 67-0 (1981) Author: Mengden, Walter Proposing a constitutional amendment to authorize the legislature to prescribe eligibility requirements for the offices of sheriff and constable. Senate: State Affairs Referred to Committee on State Affairs
HB 607 66-0 (1979) Author: Keller, Ray Relating to fees allowed to sheriffs and constables. House: Intergovernmental Affairs Scheduled for future calendar placement
HB 722 66-0 (1979) Author: Keller, Ray Relating to persons authorized to serve process in criminal suits. House: Judiciary Scheduled for public hearing on . . . . . .
HB 1056 66-0 (1979) Author: Keller, Ray
Sponsor: Truan, Carlos
Relating to officers who may take possession of abandoned vehicles. House: Intergovernmental Affairs
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
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HB 2032 66-0 (1979) Author: Henderson, Don Relating to the authority of constables to enforce certain requirements for motor vehicle. House: Transportation Considered by committee in public hearing
HB 2248 66-0 (1979) Author: Bock II, Bennie Relating to the compensation of reserve deputy sheriffs and reserve deputy constables. House: Intergovernmental Affairs Referred to subcommittee
HJR 123 66-0 (1979) Author: Close, G.R. "Bob" Proposing a constitutional amendment to permit fewer than four constable and justice of the peace precincts in a county. House: Constitutional Amendments Referred to Committee on Constitutional Amendments
SB 809 66-0 (1979) Author: Mengden, Walter Relating to longevity pay for full-time deputy constables. Senate: Intergovernmental Relations Reported from committee favorably with amendments
HB 405 65-0 (1977) Author: Baker, Andrew Z. Relating to a probationary period for reserve dupty sheriffs and duputy constables. House: State Affairs Referred to Committee on State Affairs
HB 753 65-0 (1977) Author: Donaldson, Jerry "Nub" Relating to fees for services of process by sheriffs and constables. House: Intergovernmental Affairs Assigned to General State Calendar
HB 1371 65-0 (1977) Author: Hernandez, Joe Relating to officers exempt from the coverage of civil service in certain counties. House: Intergovernmental Affairs Assigned to Consent Calendar
HB 1815 65-0 (1977) Author: Bryant, John W. Relating to the appointment of deputies by duly elected constables. House: Intergovernmental Affairs Considered by committee in public hearing
HB 1917 65-0 (1977) Author: Berlanga, Hugo Relating to longevity pay for deputy constables in certain counties. House: Intergovernmental Affairs Referred to Committee on Intergovernmental Affairs
SB 986 65-0 (1977) Author: Braecklein, Bill
Sponsor: Semos, Chris V.
Relating to the appointment of deputies by the duly elected constable of each justice precinct. House: Intergovernmental Affairs
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
90 Day Bill
SB 1024 65-0 (1977) Author: Harris, O.H. Relating to the appointment fo Deputy Constables in Justice Precincts. Senate: Intergovernmental Relations Considered by committee in public hearing
HB 392 64-0 (1975) Author: Jones, Luther
Sponsor: Snelson, W.E. "Pete"
Relating to the fees allowed to sheriffs and constables. House: Intergovernmental Affairs
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Effective in 90 days
HB 1057 64-0 (1975) Author: Clark, Bill Relating to the duties and compensation of constables and deputy constables. House: Intergovernmental Affairs Reported from committee favorably with amendments
HB 2193 64-0 (1975) Author: Baker, Andrew Z. Relating to longevity pay for commissioned deputy sheriffs and deputy constables. House: Intergovernmental Affairs Referred to Committee on Intergovernmental Affairs
HB 256 62-0 (1971) Author: Harris, Ed Relating to the appointment, powers and duties of reserve deputy sheriffs and reserve deputy constables.
SB 43 62-0 (1971) Author: Schwartz, A.R. "Babe"
Sponsor: Harris, Ed
Relating to the appointment, powers and duties of reserve deputy sheriffs and reserve deputy constables.
SB 6 62-1 (1971) Author: Watson, Murray Relating to the salaries of justices of the peace and constables in certain counties.
HB 85 61-0 (1969) Author: Caldwell, Neil Relating to limiting the number of hours of duty per week required of peace officers in certain counties.
HB 579 60-0 (1967) Author: Scoggins, Charles R. "Chuck" | et. al. Relating to fees collected by sheriffs and constables.
HB 675 60-0 (1967) Author: Braecklein, Bill Relating to fees of sheriffs and constables in certain counties.
HB 676 60-0 (1967) Author: Jungmichel, Charles H. Relating to amending the Texas Insurance Code relating to the continuation of an appointment of a life insurance agent.
HB 885 60-0 (1967) Author: Parker, Carl Relating to additional compensation for certain constables.
SJR 6 60-0 (1967) Author: Hall, Ralph M. Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the State of Texas to authorize each county in the State of Texas to pay all medical expenses, all doctor bills and all hospital bills for Sheriffs, Deputy Sheriffs, Constables, Deputy Constables and other county and precinct law enforcement officials who are injured in the course of their official duties; providing that while said Sheriff, Deputy Sheriff, Constable, Deputy Constable or other county or precinct law enforcement official is hospitalized or incapacitated that the county shall continue to pay his maximum salary; and providing that said salary payment shall cease on the expiration of the term of office to which such official was elected or appointed.
HB 625 59-0 (1965) Author: Johnson, Jacob Edgar "Jake" | et. al. Relating to providing for fees to be received by Sheriffs and Constables in counties containing a population in excess of one million, two hundred thousand (1,200,000) inhabitants, according to the last preceding Federal Census.
HB 79 58-0 (1963) Author: Grover, Henry Cushing "Hank" Relating to fixing fees of the Sheriff, Constable and other peace officers in civil matters.
HB 574 58-0 (1963) Author: Duggan, Jr., Fitzhugh Lee Relating to providing that in all counties having a population in excess of one million and two hundred thousand (1,200,000) inhabitants according to the last preceding Federal Census, in addition to the expenditures now authorized, the Commissioners Court of such counties may furnish Justices of the Peace courtrooms, offices and office furniture and furnish Constables offices and office furniture.
HB 502 57-0 (1961) Author: Jones, William M. "Bill" Relating to amending a certain Statute compensating constables and deputy constables for transportation or furnishing adequate transportation within the State.
HB 345 56-0 (1959) Author: Foreman, Wilson Relating to prescribing the minimum salaries that may be paid to Justices of the Peace and Constables.
SJR 12 56-0 (1959) Author: Smith, Preston Earnest Proposing an amendment giving the Commissioners Court in all counties with less than twenty thousand (20,000) population authority to call an election on question of retention or abolition of the office of constable in such county.
HB 130 55-0 (1957) Author: Hale, L. DeWitt Relating to fixing maximum salaries for Justices of the Peace and Constables in certain counties; providing for car allowance.
HB 340 55-0 (1957) Author: Oliver, W. T. "Boss Cajun" Relating to prescribing the compensation that may be paid justices of the peace and constables in counties having a population of at least one hundred ninety-five thousand inhabitants and less than six hundred thousand inhabitants according to the last preceding Federal Census.
HB 683 55-0 (1957) Author: Mann, Frank E. Relating to amending certain Statutes by raising certain fees for Sheriffs and Constables.
HB 852 55-0 (1957) Author: McIlhany, Grainger Walter Relating to authorizing County Commissioners Courts to fix the compensation of constables at any reasonable sum not to exceed Eight Thousand Eight Hundred Dollars.
SB 178 55-0 (1957) Author: Fuller, Jep S. Relating to prescribing the compensation that may be paid justices of the peace and constables in counties having a population of at least one hundred ninety-five thousand inhabitants and less than six hundred thousand inhabitants according to the last preceding federal census.
SB 448 55-0 (1957) Author: Bracewell, Jr., Joseph Searcy Relating to the salaries of certain precinct and county officials.
HB 124 54-0 (1955) Author: Baker, Robert W. Relating to amending Statutes to authorize the purchase of equipment for a Bureau of Criminal Identification in the office of each constable; eliminating provisions relating to payment of automobile expense on privately owned automobiles used by the sheriff or his deputies.
HB 219 54-0 (1955) Author: McIlhany, Grainger Walter | et. al. Relating to amending the Code of Criminal Procedure of Texas so as to increase fees and allowances to sheriffs, deputy sheriffs and constables.
HB 220 54-0 (1955) Author: McIlhany, Grainger Walter | et. al. Relating to amending statutes by raising certain fees for Sheriffs and Constables.
HB 471 54-0 (1955) Author: Crosthwait, John L. | et. al. Relating to providing that in each county in this State having a population of six hundred thousand (600,000) inhabitants or more according to the last preceding Federal Census the Commissioners Court may furnish the constables and/or deputy constables thereof two-way radios to be used in connection with the performance of their official duties regardless of whether the constables and/or deputy constables drive county vehicles or their own personal vehicles.
HJR 19 54-0 (1955) Author: Ford, Jr., Curtis Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of Texas abolishing the office of constable; providing for the necessary election and providing for a form of ballot procedure and proclamations.
HJR 21 54-0 (1955) Author: Chambers, William R. "Bill" Proposing an amendment to Section 18 of Article V of the Constitution of Texas to authorize County Commissioners Courts to divide counties into any number of precincts not to exceed eight for the election of Justices of the Peace and Constables; and providing for an election, form of ballot, proclamation, and publication.
HB 206 53-0 (1953) Author: Allison, Mack Relating to authorizing County Commissioners Courts to compensate constables and deputy constables for transportation or furnish adequate transportation within the State.
HB 237 53-0 (1953) Author: Burkett, Omar Relating to prescribing the minimum salaries that may be paid to the constables in each precinct of this State; providing the method of fixing the salaries of constables.
HJR 42 53-0 (1953) Author: Cobb, Carroll Proposing a constitutional amendment to provide that the County Commissioners' Court of any county of the State of Texas shall be empowered to abolish or continue to maintain the office or offices of Constable, within their respective counties, as now provided for by the Constitution of the State of Texas, at the discretion of said County Commissioners' Court, in the November 1954, general election.
SB 86 53-0 (1953) Author: Wagonseller, Wayne Warren Relating to authorizing County Commissioners Courts to compensate constables and deputy constables for transportation or furnish adequate transportation within the State; providing for sworn statements covering such transportation.
SB 231 53-0 (1953) Author: Latimer, Oswald E. "Ozzie" Relating to providing for salaries of certain Justices of the Peace and Constables; providing for the number and salaries of deputies of such Justices of the Peace and Constables; providing for car allowances.
SB 297 53-0 (1953) Author: Lane, Wardlow William Relating to authorizing the Commissioners Court to allow additional compensation for constables.
HB 139 52-0 (1951) Author: Crosthwait, John L. Relating to amending certain statutes providing for salaries of certain justices of the peace and constables.
HB 150 52-0 (1951) Author: Crosthwait, John L. Relating to providing for automobile expense allowance for certain Justices of the Peace, Constables, and Investigators for the District Attorney in certain Counties.
HB 256 52-0 (1951) Author: Perry, Henry Grady Relating to amending certain acts increasing the maximum annual fees that may be retained by Justices of Peace and Constables in certain counties and prescribing a limit to the expense of such officers.
SB 358 52-0 (1951) Author: Tynan, Walter Relating to amending certain statutes providing for the number of Deputy Constables which may be appointed in certain Justice Precincts of the State of Texas, and in certain counties thereof, where said Justice Precincts shall obtain cities of certain populations.
SB 362 52-0 (1951) Author: Wagonseller, Wayne Warren Relating to authorizing County Commissioners Courts to compensate constables and deputy constables for transportation or furnish adequate transportation within the State.
HB 513 51-0 (1949) Author: Walker, Miller B. Relating to prescribing the minimum and maximum salaries of the constables and their regular deputy or deputies and their chief deputy or deputies in all justice precincts of the State of Texas; repealing all laws in conflict with this Act, with certain exceptions; providing that this Act shall be severable.
HB 514 51-0 (1949) Author: Walker, Miller B. Relating to authorizing and directing County Commissioners Courts to compensate constables and their deputies for transportation or furnish adequate transportation within the State; repealing all laws in conflict with this Act; providing that this Act shall be severable.
HB 515 51-0 (1949) Author: Walker, Miller B. Relating to amending section 1 of House Bill 850, Acts of the 42nd Legislature, Regular Session, 1931, Chapter 20, page 503, (Section 1 of Article 6879a Vernon's Civil Statutes) relative to the number and the appointment of deputy constables in justice precincts in this State; repealing all laws or parts of laws in conflict with this Act.
HB 541 51-0 (1949) Author: Pattison, James B. Relating to authorizing the Commissioners Courts of Counties having a population of less than Thirteen Thousand (13,000), according to the last preceding Federal Census, in which the counties the Commissioners Courts have authorized or may authorize Justices of the Peace and Constables to be compensated on a salary basis, to fix the salaries to be paid to such Justices of the Peace and Constables; repealing all laws in conflict.
HB 592 51-0 (1949) Author: Crosthwait, John L. Relating to providing for salaries of constables and justices of the peace in counties having at least eight (8) District Courts, two (2) of which are Criminal District Courrs, and at least four (4) County Courts, two (2) of which are County Courts of Law and one (1) is a County Criminal Court.
HB 898 51-0 (1949) Author: Willis, Doyle | et. al. Relating to providing for the compensation of Constables and Deputy Constables in certain counties for the repair and maintenance of privately owned automobiles used by such Constables and their deputies in the discharge of official duties.
SB 267 51-0 (1949) Author: Cousins, Jr., Wilfred Roy Relating to prescribing the minimum and maximum salaries of the constables and their regular deputy or deputies in all justice precincts of the State of Texas; repealing all laws in conflict with this Act, with certain exceptions; providing that this Act shall be severable.
SB 268 51-0 (1949) Author: Cousins, Jr., Wilfred Roy Relating to amending a previous Act, relating to the number and the appointment of deputy constables in justice precincts in this State; repealing all laws or parts of laws in conflict with this Act.
SB 269 51-0 (1949) Author: Cousins, Jr., Wilfred Roy Relating to authorizing and directing County Commissioners Courts to compensate constables and their deputies for transportation or furnish adequate transportation within the State; repealing all laws in conflict with this Act; providing that this Act shall be severable.
HB 597 50-0 (1947) Author: Heflin, James McDonald Relating to authorizing an automobile expense allowance out of county funds for constables in heavily populated precincts in counties of more than five hundred thousand (500,000) population.
HB 773 50-0 (1947) Author: Shannon, James W. "Bill" Relating to increasing the maximum annual fees that may be retained by the Justices of Peace and Constables in certain counties and prescribing a limit to the expenses of such officers; repealing all laws in conflict.
HB 883 50-0 (1947) Author: Mangum, Preston P. "Pete" Relating to amending a previous Act, providing salaries of certain counties; repealing all laws and parts of laws in conflict herewith.
SJR 1 49-0 (1945) Author: Ramsey, Ben Proposing an amendment to Sections 18 and 24 of Article 5 of the Constitution, so as to abolish the office of constable.
HB 71 48-0 (1943) Author: Lansberry, Charles V. Relating to providing that in all counties in this State where the precinct officers are compensated on a fee basis, the commissioners' court shall allow such officers compensation for ex-officio services in a sum of not less than Fifty ($50.00) Dollars per month and not more than One Hundred and Fifty ($150.00) Dollars per month in addition to the fees received by such precinct officers, the total compensation to such officers not to exceed the maximum provided by law.
HB 148 48-0 (1943) Author: Chambers, William R. "Bill" Relating to fixing the compensation and salaries of Constables and Justices of the Peace in all counties in this State having a population of not less than twenty-five thousand, seven hundred and fifty (25,750) and not more than twenty-six thousand (26,000), and containing a city having a population of not less than thirteen thousand (13,000) and not more than fourteen thousand (14,000) inhabitants, according to the last preceding Federal Census, within the boundaries of which county is located a military camp; repealing all laws and parts of laws in conflict.
SJR 5 48-0 (1943) Author: Ramsey, Ben Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the State of Texas by amending Sections 1, 16, 18, 24 and 28 of Article 5, Section 40 of Article 16, Section 56 of Article 3, and revoking and repealing Section 19 of Article 5, so as to do away with Justices of the Peace and Constables, and conferring upon the County Courts jurisdiction of all cases civil and criminal formerly within the jurisdiction of the Courts of Justices of the Peace.
HB 553 47-0 (1941) Author: Lansberry, Charles V. | et. al. Relating to amending a certain Article of the Code of Criminal Procedure providing for the payment of mileage to be paid sheriffs, constables or other peace officers.
HB 712 47-0 (1941) Author: Chambers, William R. "Bill" Relating to providing for a more adequate and equitable salary for constable and justice of peace in certain counties of this State.
HB 841 47-0 (1941) Author: Lansberry, Charles V. Relating to providing that in all counties in this State where the precinct officers are compensated on a fee basis, the commissioners' court shall allow such officers compensation for ex-officio services in certain amount in addition to the fees received by such precinct officers.
SB 345 47-0 (1941) Author: Spears, J. Franklin Relating to providing for fees for Constables whose precincts lie in certain counties.
HB 7 47-1 (1941) Author: Chambers, William R. "Bill" Relating to providing for a more adequate and equitable salary for constable and justice of peace in certain counties.
HB 205 46-0 (1939) Author: Johnson, Jr., B. Thomas "Nub" Relating to amending a certain Act dealing with liability of county for costs in misdemeanor cases, etc.
HB 949 46-0 (1939) Author: McDaniel, Lloyd C. | et. al. Relating to providing for hospitalization and full pay for certain officials during period of injuries received while in actual discharge of their duties.
HB 1037 46-0 (1939) Author: Galbreath, William Jessey Relating to amending a certain Statute by providing that in certain counties the Commissioners Courts shall have the power to fix the maximum amount of fees the Justices of the Peace and Constables shall be allowed to retain.
HB 1110 46-0 (1939) Author: Stoll, Robert Relating to fixing compensation for Justices of the Peace and Constables in certain counties; providing said compensation may be paid by part fees and part salary.
SB 308 46-0 (1939) Author: Burns, Gordon M. Relating to fixing the maximum fees of county officials in certain counties containing a population of not less than eighteen thousand five hundred twenty-eight (18,528) and not more than eighteen thousand five hundred thirty-five (18,535).
SJR 10 46-0 (1939) Author: Spears, J. Franklin Proposing a constitutional amendment limiting the number of Justices of the Peace and Constables of Precincts to three for each County.
SJR 14 46-0 (1939) Author: Pace, Will D. | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment abolishing the offices of Justice of the Peace and Constable as constitutional offices and to confer jurisdiction now exercised by Justices of the Peace and Justice Courts to the County Courts and/or District Courts under certain circumstances, and to require, in counties having a population of ten thousand (10,000) or more, County Judges to be licensed attorneys.
SJR 15 46-0 (1939) Author: Pace, Will D. | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment to eliminate the requirements of electing Justices of the Peace and Constables and so as to eliminate the offices of Justices of the Peace and Constables as constitutional officers, and to require County Judges to be licensed attorneys in counties of ten thousand population or more.
HB 727 45-0 (1937) Relating to providing fees for constables in cases where a convicted person does not pay fine.
HB 747 45-0 (1937) Relating to fixing the amount of maximum fees that may be retained by Justices of the Peace and Constables in counties containing not less than eleven thousand, nine hundred and eighty (11,980) inhabitants, and not more than twelve thousand, one hundred (12,100) inhabitants, according to the last preceding Federal Census.
HB 749 45-0 (1937) Relating to fixing the fees for Sheriffs and Constables in serving processes in all civil matters.
HB 1155 45-0 (1937) Relating to providing compensation of Constables and Justices of the Peace in certain counties.
HB 157 44-0 (1935) Relating to providing that constables shall be made responsible for the official acts of their deputies.
HB 164 44-0 (1935) Relating to raising the salaries of Justices of the Peace and Constables in certain counties, and providing for excess fee remuneration; providing that this Act shall become effective on its passage.
HB 349 44-0 (1935) Relating to providing for the fees of office that may be retained by certain precinct officers in certain counties.
SB 524 44-0 (1935) Relating to fees of Constables in certain precincts.
HB 109 43-0 (1933) Author: Holland, Robert H. Relating to correcting the laws applying to bonds executed by Constables.
SB 83 43-0 (1933) Author: Beck, John W. E. H. | et. al. Relating to fees of Sheriff or Constable.
HB 144 43-2 (1934) Relating to providing for the fees of office that may be retained by certain precinct officers, in certain counties; providing for salaries that may be paid certain assistants to certain officers in certain counties.
HB 850 42-0 (1931) Author: Keller, Jack | et. al. Relating to authorizing constables in certain precincts to appoint deputy constables.
SB 506 42-0 (1931) Author: Cousins, Sr., William Roy Relating to providing for and limiting the number of deputy constables in precincts of certain populations in counties of a certain population.
HB 21 41-0 (1929) Author: Harman, William Murdock | et. al. Relating to providing for expense account for constable in certain counties to be allowed and paid out of the general fund of the county. House: Judiciary
SB 51 41-1 (1929) Author: Wirtz, Alvin Jacob Relating to service of process when sheriff is an interested party; amending a certain Statute.
SB 142 38-0 (1923) Author: Davis, John Relating to constables, providing for their elections and terms of office and for the appointment of deputies in certain justice precincts.
HB 134 37-0 (1921) Author: Fugler, Virgil D. Relating to a certain Act regarding certain fees of Peace Officers for the arrest of persons violating certain provisions of the Public Highway Law.
HB 174 37-0 (1921) Author: Davis, John E. Relating to amend a certain Act providing for the appointment of deputy constables in justice precincts in which there is no city of eight thousand or more inhabitants.
HB 477 36-0 (1919) Author: Hall, James W. | et. al. Relating to authorizing the appointment of deputy constables in precincts containing more than 75,000 population.
SB 91 36-0 (1919) Author: Woods, James Hollins Relating to amending certain article of the Code of Criminal Procedure relating to sheriffs, constables, and district and county attorneys serving process.
HB 491 35-0 (1917) Author: Bagby, William T. "Lion of Lavaca" Relating to fees of sheriffs and constables in felony cases.
HB 238 34-0 (1915) Author: Holland, Robert H. Relating to amending a certain Statute relating to the appointment of deputy constables in cities and towns.
HB 465 34-0 (1915) Author: Nabours, W. R. Relating to amending a certain Statute making it the duty of any sheriff or constable to impound any live stock running at large in violation of law, prescribing fees for impounding, providing for manner of disposing of same.
SB 286 34-0 (1915) Author: Conner, Robert P. Relating to amending a certain Statute relating to the appointment of a deputy by constables in certain cities and towns.
HB 833 33-0 (1913) Author: Bagby, William T. "Lion of Lavaca" | et. al. Relating to amending articles of the Revised Code of Criminal Procedure, adopted at the regular session of the Thirty-second legislature.
HB 71 33-1 (1913) Author: Wahrmund, Otto Relating to amending Article 7137 Revised Civil Statutes of 1911, and providing the election of the constable in each justice's precinct, his term of office, and providing that in cities of Eight Thousand or more inhabitants, such constable may by the consent and approval of the Commissioner Court of the County in which the Justice of the Peace precinct for which the constable is elected is located.
HB 239 30-0 (1907) Relating to authorizing justices of the peace and constables to charge and collect fees in examining trials in misdemeanor cases.
SB 32 28-0 (1903) Relating to amending Article No. 4905, Title 101, Chapter 1, of the Revised Civil Statutes of the State of Texas, amending the law relating to fees of sheriffs and constables.
SB 308 28-0 (1903) Relating to amending Section 3, Article 1092, Title 15, Chapter 2, of the Code of Criminal Procedure of the State of Texas, so as to provide that when the sheriff or constable be required to remove a prisoner to or from another county before indictment, and the prisoner is afterwards indicted for a felony on the same charge, the sheriff or constable shall be entitled to the same fees as through the removal was made after the indictment.
SB 206 27-0 (1901) Relating to amending Section 4, of Chapter 5, of the Acts of the Special Session of the Twenty-fifth Legislature of the State of Texas, approved June 16, 1897, relating to the fees of sheriffs and constables.
SB 9 27-1 (1901) Relating to amending Section 4, of Chapter 5, of the Acts of the Special Session of the Twenty-fifth Legislature of the State of Texas, approved June 16, 1897, relating to the fees of sheriffs and constables; providing the amount of such fees, and for the payment of sheriffs' and constables' costs.
HB 442 25-0 (1897) Relating to amending the Revised Civil Statutes of the State of Texas; relating to providing that constables in certain towns and cities may appoint one deputy.
SB 147 22-0 (1891) Relating to providing for the payment of officers of habeas corpus trials in felony cases and for attaching non-resident witnesses to appear before the grand jury.
SB 374 21-0 (1889) Relating to fees received by sheriffs or constables in cases of felony.
HB 35 19-0 (1885) Relating to amending Article 4531, Chapter 2, of the Revised Statutes.
HB 218 19-0 (1885) Relating to authorizing the sheriffs, constables or their deputies, of this State, to make persons, who are principals or sureties on indemnifying bonds, parties to suits, and giving such sheriffs, constables, or their deputies, time to secure service on such principals and sureties.
SB 41 18-0 (1883) Relating to providing for the payment of fees to county judges and justices of the peace, sheriffs, constables, district and county attorneys and district clerks for services rendered in certain felony cases

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