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HB 3388 85-0 (2017) Author: King, Ken Relating to certain limitations on a journalist's qualified privilege not to testify; creating a civil penalty. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 4207 85-0 (2017) Author: Swanson, Valoree Relating to the repeal of the exemption from the sales and use tax on the sale of certain newspapers. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
SB 839 85-0 (2017) Author: Zaffirini, Judith Relating to certain images captured by an unmanned aircraft. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SB 2225 85-0 (2017) Author: Rodríguez, José Relating to speech protections for student newspapers in public schools. Senate: Education Referred to Education
HB 2918 84-0 (2015) Author: Villalba, Jason Relating to the prosecution of the offense of interference with public duties; increasing a penalty. House: Emerging Issues In Texas Law Enforcement, Select No action taken in committee
HB 3169 84-0 (2015) Author: Schofield, Mike Relating to requiring the consent of all parties to legally intercept certain communications. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
HB 3385 84-0 (2015) Author: Davis, Yvonne Relating to the regulation of call centers; providing a civil penalty. House: Business & Industry Referred to Business & Industry
HB 3790 84-0 (2015) Author: Fletcher, Allen Relating to the electronic customer data that certain peace officers may obtain by warrant, order, or other legal process from a provider of a wire or electronic communications service or remote computing service or from a communication common carrier. House: Emerging Issues In Texas Law Enforcement, Select Committee report sent to Calendars
SB 1223 84-0 (2015) Author: Bettencourt, Paul Relating to requiring the consent of all parties to legally intercept certain communications. Senate: Criminal Justice Left pending in committee
SB 1457 84-0 (2015) Author: Nichols, Robert | et. al.
Sponsor: Clardy, Travis
Relating to bad faith claims of patent infringement; providing a civil penalty. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/15
SB 1468 84-0 (2015) Author: Watson, Kirk
Sponsor: Howard, Donna
Relating to certain communications regarding the appointment or conduct of certain appraisal review board members; amending provisions subject to a criminal penalty. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Finance
Effective on 9/1/15
HB 3720 83-0 (2013) Author: Martinez Fischer, Trey | et. al. Relating to certain limitations on a journalist's qualified privilege not to testify. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Referred to Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
SB 158 83-0 (2013) Author: Carona, John
Sponsor: Zerwas, John
Relating to the average price below which a newspaper is exempt from the sales tax. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Finance
Committee report sent to Calendars
SB 1238 82-0 (2011) Author: Carona, John Relating to communications by public service providers during a disaster or an emergency. Senate: Transportation & Homeland Security Left pending in committee
HB 670 81-0 (2009) Author: Martinez Fischer, Trey | et. al.
Sponsor: Ellis, Rodney
Relating to a qualified privilege of a journalist not to testify. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective immediately
HB 1885 81-0 (2009) Author: Peña, Aaron Relating to a qualified privilege of a journalist not to testify. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Referred to Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
HB 3369 81-0 (2009) Author: Rose, Patrick Relating to the use of prohibited electronic devices at polling locations. House: Elections Left pending in committee
HB 3919 81-0 (2009) Author: Peña, Aaron Relating to a qualified privilege of a journalist not to testify in an administrative, executive, legislative, or civil judicial proceeding. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
HB 4052 81-0 (2009) Author: Castro, Joaquin Relating to the admissibility of certain news media recordings in a criminal proceeding. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Subcommittee members named
HB 4074 81-0 (2009) Author: Chavez, Norma Relating to the requirement that governmental public notices be published in Spanish-language newspapers. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 4147 81-0 (2009) Author: Rose, Patrick Relating to the persons exempted from the required prepayment of the personnel costs incurred by a governmental body in responding to requests from a requestor under the public information law that require large amounts of personnel time. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 4237 81-0 (2009) Author: Peña, Aaron | et. al. Relating to publication of certain matters in certain media that are privileged and not grounds for a libel action. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 4561 81-0 (2009) Author: Naishtat, Elliott Relating to prohibiting institutions of higher education from disciplining students for conduct involving speech or expression. House: Higher Education Referred to Higher Education
SB 915 81-0 (2009) Author: Ellis, Rodney | et. al. Relating to a qualified privilege of a journalist not to testify. Senate: Jurisprudence Co-author authorized
SB 933 81-0 (2009) Author: Ellis, Rodney Relating to compensation to persons wrongfully imprisoned. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 1629 81-0 (2009) Author: Wentworth, Jeff
Sponsor: Rose, Patrick
Relating to the persons exempted from the required prepayment of the personnel costs incurred by a governmental body in responding to requests from a requestor under the public information law that require large amounts of personnel time. House: State Affairs
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/09
SB 1673 81-0 (2009) Author: Hinojosa, Juan Relating to the secrecy of a grand jury subpoena or summons. Senate: Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
HB 382 80-0 (2007) Author: Peña, Aaron Relating to a journalist's testimonial privilege. House: Judiciary Referred to Judiciary
HB 581 80-0 (2007) Author: Deshotel, Joe
Sponsor: Van de Putte, Leticia
Relating to exempting from certain employment restrictions the employment of certain children engaged in the direct sale of newspapers to the general public. House: Economic Development
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective immediately
HB 1676 80-0 (2007) Author: White Delisi, Dianne | et. al.
Sponsor: Van de Putte, Leticia
Relating to a public awareness campaign concerning certain solicitations for the purchase of prescription drugs. House: Public Health
Senate: Health & Human Services
Effective immediately
HB 2249 80-0 (2007) Author: Van Arsdale, Corbin | et. al. Relating to a qualified privilege of a journalist not to testify. House: Judiciary Referred to Judiciary
HB 2465 80-0 (2007) Author: Parker, Tan Relating to special notice to the news media of the meeting of a governmental body in certain situations under the open meetings law. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 592 80-0 (2007) Author: Wentworth, Jeff
Sponsor: Parker, Tan
Relating to special notice to the news media of the meeting of a governmental body in certain situations under the open meetings law. House: State Affairs
Senate: State Affairs
Effective immediately
SB 966 80-0 (2007) Author: Ellis, Rodney | et. al.
Sponsor: Van Arsdale, Corbin | et. al.
Relating to a qualified privilege of a journalist not to testify. House: Judiciary
Senate: Jurisprudence
Point of order sustained
SB 1223 80-0 (2007) Author: Van de Putte, Leticia Relating to a public awareness campaign concerning certain solicitations for the purchase of prescription drugs. Senate: Health & Human Services Referred to Health & Human Services
HB 188 79-0 (2005) Author: Peña, Aaron | et. al. Relating to a qualified privilege of a journalist not to testify. House: Judiciary Left pending in committee
HB 1340 79-0 (2005) Author: Naishtat, Elliott Relating to the funding of a telephone service for blind and visually impaired persons that provides the text of newspapers using synthetic speech. House: Regulated Industries Referred to Regulated Industries
HB 2930 79-0 (2005) Author: Deshotel, Joe
Sponsor: Van de Putte, Leticia
Relating to an age limitation on children engaged in the performance of duties related to a paper route. House: Business & Industry
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective on 9/1/05
SB 604 79-0 (2005) Author: Ellis, Rodney | et. al. Relating to a qualified privilege of a journalist not to testify. Senate: Jurisprudence Not again placed on intent calendar
SB 1789 79-0 (2005) Author: Barrientos, Gonzalo Relating to the funding of a telephone service for blind and visually impaired persons that provides the text of newspapers using synthetic speech. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
HB 1969 78-0 (2003) Author: Uresti, Carlos Relating to requiring certain municipalities and counties to publish public notices in Spanish-language newspapers. House: County Affairs Referred to County Affairs
HB 2395 78-0 (2003) Author: Corte, Frank Relating to the Uniform Correction or Clarification of Defamation Act. House: Civil Practices Left pending in committee
HB 2898 78-0 (2003) Author: Phillips, Larry | et. al.
Sponsor: Deuell, Bob
Relating to the publication of notice in a newspaper in certain counties. House: County Affairs
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Effective immediately
HCR 13 78-0 (2003) Author: West, George | et. al.
Sponsor: Shapiro, Florence
Urging congress to enact the Protect Children From E-Mail Smut Act of 2001. House: State Affairs
Senate: State Affairs
Signed by the Governor
SB 457 78-0 (2003) Author: Armbrister, Kenneth | et. al. Relating to the creation of a council to help the Department of Public Safety improve the public safety telecommunications capabilities of state agencies. Senate: Finance Co-author authorized
HB 54 77-0 (2001) Author: Puente, Robert Relating to disclosure of information by a newsperson. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 876 77-0 (2001) Author: West, George Relating to a notice given to a legislator before a state agency releases information to the news media. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 1560 77-0 (2001) Author: Chavez, Norma | et. al. Relating to the use of gender-neutral terminology in publications of the office of the attorney general. House: Judicial Affairs
Senate: State Affairs
Referred to State Affairs
HB 2094 77-0 (2001) Author: King, Phil | et. al. Relating to the creation of an offense for advertising for the adoption of a child. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
HB 2947 77-0 (2001) Author: Davis, John
Sponsor: Jackson, Mike
Relating to the posting of notice for water discharge permits. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective on 9/1/01
HB 3115 77-0 (2001) Author: Edwards, Al Relating to notice requirements for certain permits under the Clean Air Act. House: Environmental Regulation Left pending in committee
HB 3580 77-0 (2001) Author: Gray, Patricia Relating to exempting certain electronic information services from the sales and use tax. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
SB 853 77-0 (2001) Author: Harris, Chris Relating to service of citation and publication of certain notices required by law. House: State Affairs
Senate: State Affairs
Referred to State Affairs
SB 1350 77-0 (2001) Author: Armbrister, Kenneth Relating to state agency acquisitions of public safety land mobile two-way radio communications equipment. Senate: Criminal Justice No action taken in committee
SB 1676 77-0 (2001) Author: Jackson, Mike Relating to the requirements associated with notice by publication in a newspaper. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 1678 77-0 (2001) Author: Jackson, Mike Relating to exempting certain electronic information services from the sales and use tax. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Finance
Left pending in committee
HB 136 76-0 (1999) Author: McClendon, Ruth | et. al. Relating to the applicability of public notice requirements to certain registered sex offenders. House: Public Safety Left pending in committee
HB 279 76-0 (1999) Author: Wise, Miguel Relating to the newspaper publication of certain information regarding sex offenders. House: Public Safety Left pending in committee
HB 458 76-0 (1999) Author: McClendon, Ruth Relating to providing public notice on release of a sex offender into the community. House: Public Safety Referred to Public Safety
HB 814 76-0 (1999) Author: Jones, Jesse
Sponsor: West, Royce
Relating to public notification of an application for a license for a pawnshop in certain counties. House: Financial Institutions
Senate: Economic Development
Left pending in committee
HB 1345 76-0 (1999) Author: Gray, Patricia
Sponsor: Jackson, Mike
Relating to municipal or county regulation on the placing, screening, or height of amateur radio antennas. House: Land & Resource Management
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Effective immediately
HB 1773 76-0 (1999) Author: Hamric, Peggy Relating to unsolicited electronic mail; providing civil penalties. House: Business & Industry Referred to Business & Industry
HCR 63 76-0 (1999) Author: Thompson, Senfronia Directing the Office of Court Administration to study and develop uniform guidelines for media pooling agreements for courtroom coverage. House: Judicial Affairs Considered in Local & Consent Calendars
SB 1281 76-0 (1999) Author: Wentworth, Jeff Relating to a requirement that the photographs of certain sex offenders be published in a newspaper. Senate: Criminal Justice No action taken in committee
SCR 23 76-0 (1999) Author: Ellis, Rodney
Sponsor: Thompson, Senfronia
Directing the Office of Court Administration to study and develop uniform guidelines for media pooling agreements for courtroom coverage. House: Judicial Affairs
Senate: Jurisprudence
Signed by the Governor
HB 1851 75-0 (1997) Author: Naishtat, Elliott | et. al. Relating to the exemption from ad valorem taxation of property owned by certain charitable organizations operating public radio stations. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
SB 627 75-0 (1997) Author: Sibley, David
Sponsor: Place, Allen
Relating to certification of bail bondsmen by the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation; providing a penalty. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: State Affairs
House appoints conferees-reported
SB 914 75-0 (1997) Author: Barrientos, Gonzalo Relating to requiring that certain videos be captioned for viewing by persons who are deaf or hard of hearing; providing a penalty. Senate: Health & Human Services Referred to Health & Human Services
SB 58 74-0 (1995) Author: Ellis, Rodney Relating to the adoption of the Texas Free Flow of Information Act concerning disclosure of information by a newsperson in response to a subpoena. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 1319 74-0 (1995) Author: Armbrister, Kenneth Relating to aural communications; authorizing civil damages; providing criminal penalties; and conforming certain laws to federal law. House: State Affairs
Senate: Economic Development
Referred to State Affairs
HB 123 73-0 (1993) Author: Cuellar, Henry | et. al. Relating to the adoption of the Texas Free Flow of Information Act concerning disclosure of information by a newsperson in response to a subpoena. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 217 73-0 (1993) Author: Oakley, Keith Relating to the administration of state agencies providing assistance to community supervision and corrections departments. House: Corrections Referred to Corrections
HB 1981 73-0 (1993) Author: Naishtat, Elliott Relating to the establishment of caseload standards for certain employees of the Texas Department of Human Services or the Department of Protective and Regulatory Services. House: Human Services Committee report sent to Calendars
SB 263 73-0 (1993) Author: Ellis, Rodney | et. al. Relating to the adoption of the Texas Free Flow of Information Act concerning disclosure of information by a newsperson in response to a subpoena. Senate: Criminal Justice No action taken in committee
HB 317 72-0 (1991) Author: Cuellar, Henry | et. al. Relating to an exemption from sanctions for a professional journalist, and the employer or organization with authority over the professional journalist, for not disclosing certain information in response to subpoena. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 886 72-0 (1991) Author: Eckels, Robert Relating to the authority of certain counties to levy a franchise fee when community antenna and cable television equipment is installed in a right-of-way. House: County Affairs Referred to County Affairs
HB 1067 72-0 (1991) Author: Dutton, Jr., Harold V. Relating to notification to the public utility commission of rate increases by a television cable system. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 2274 72-0 (1991) Author: Naishtat, Elliott Relating to exemptions from ad valorem taxations for television and radio stations that produce or broadcast public interest programming. House: Ways & Means Reported from s/c favorably with substitute
SB 436 72-0 (1991) Author: Ellis, Rodney Relating to an exemption from sanctions for a professional journalist, and the employer or organization with authority over the professional journalist, for not disclosing certain information in response to a subpoena. Senate: Jurisprudence Referred to Jurisprudence
SB 670 72-0 (1991) Author: Barrientos, Gonzalo
Sponsor: Naishtat, Elliott
Relating to exemptions from ad valorem taxations for television stations that produce or broadcast public interest programming. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Finance
Effective on 1/1/92
SB 1348 72-0 (1991) Author: Green, Gene Relating to the authority of certain counties to levy a franchise fee when community antenna and cable television equipment is installed in a right-of-way. Senate: Economic Development Referred to Economic Development
SB 1549 72-0 (1991) Author: Turner, Jim Relating to the acquisition, construction, improvement, and financing of cable television systems and facilities by certain municipalities. House: Urban Affairs
Senate: State Affairs
Referred to Urban Affairs
HB 831 71-0 (1989) Author: Warner, Larry Relating to exempting from ad valorem taxation the property of nonprofit television and radio stations that provide educational, cultural, or other public interest programming. House: Ways & Means Referred to subcommittee
HB 2805 71-0 (1989) Author: Carter, Bill
Sponsor: Parmer, Hugh
Relating to a quorum of the governing body of certain emergency communication districts. House: County Affairs
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Effective immediately
HB 2886 71-0 (1989) Author: Smith, Terral Relating to competition and trade practices regarding the sale or distribution of satellite television programming; providing a civil penalty. House: Business & Commerce Referred to subcommittee
HB 2890 71-0 (1989) Author: Marchant, Ken Relating to authorizing certain Emergency Communications Districts to change a fee. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 131 71-0 (1989) Author: Uribe, Hector Relating to exempting from ad valorem taxation the property of nonprofit television and radio stations that provide educational, cultural, or other public interest programming. Senate: Finance Referred to Special Subcommittee
SB 1265 71-0 (1989) Author: Harris, O.H. Relating to unlawful practices related to satellite programming; providing a civil penalty. Senate: Economic Development Reported favorably with substitute
SB 1804 71-0 (1989) Author: Tejeda, Frank Relating to an exemption from sanctions for a professional journalist, and the employer or organization with authority over the professional journalist, for the refusal or failure to disclose ... Senate: Jurisprudence Reported favorably w/o amendments
HB 1606 70-0 (1987) Author: Schlueter, Stan
Sponsor: Blake, Roy
Relating to exempting newspapers and magazines from the sales and use tax. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Finance
Effective on . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
SB 1368 70-0 (1987) Author: Blake, Roy Relating to exempting newspapers from the sales and use tax Senate: Finance Referred to Finance
SCR 145 70-0 (1987) Author: Farabee, Ray Requesting the return of Senate Bill 789 from the Governor's desk for correction. Received from the Senate
SCR 146 70-0 (1987) Author: Harris, O.H.
Sponsor: Schlueter, Stan
That the House is hereby requested to return HB 1606 to the Senate for further consideration. Signed by the Governor
HB 26 69-0 (1985) Author: Wilson, Ron Relating to a requirement that persons employed on network television productions filmed in Texas reflect the cultural diversity of the state. House: Cultural & Historical Resources Referred to subcommittee
HB 604 69-0 (1985) Author: Edwards, Al Relating to the provision of telephones in certain public facilities for the sole use of the news media; providing penalty. House: State Affairs No action taken in subcommittee
HB 774 69-0 (1985) Author: McWilliams, Jim Relating to the application of sales and use taxes to newspapers. House: Ways & Means Coauthor authorized
HB 1200 69-0 (1985) Author: Eckels, Robert Relating to the application of sales and use taxes to certain items used in printing. House: Ways & Means Laid on table subj. to call in s/c
SB 414 69-0 (1985) Author: Blake, Roy Relating to the application of the sales and use taxes to newspapers. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Finance
Referred to Ways & Means
HB 127 68-0 (1983) Author: Wright, Brad Relating to the offense of displaying material harmful to a minor. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Committee on Criminal Jurisprudence
HB 141 68-0 (1983) Author: Glossbrenner, Ernestine
Sponsor: Brooks, Chet
Relating to the purchase of newspapers for use in public schools. House: Public Education
Senate: Education
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HB 1765 68-0 (1983) Author: Schlueter, Stan Relating to the definition of "newspaper" in Chapter 151 of the Tax Code. House: Ways & Means See remarks
HB 2051 68-0 (1983) Author: Green, Gene Relating to the sale of microfilm records by a county clerk. House: County Affairs No action taken
HB 2056 68-0 (1983) Author: Armbrister, Kenneth Relating to the exclusion of serial and journal subscriptions for university libraries form the State Purchasing and General Services Act. House: Higher Education Referred to Committee on Higher Education
SB 85 68-0 (1983) Author: Brooks, Chet Relating to the purchase of newspapers for use in public schools. Senate: Education Referred to Committee on Education
SB 720 68-0 (1983) Author: Parker, Carl Relating to the definition of "newspaper" in Chapter 151 of the Tax Code and to the repeal of certain other taxes and fees. Senate: Finance Referred to Committee on Finance
SB 841 68-0 (1983) Author: Parker, Carl Relating to the definition of "newspaper" in Chapter 151 of the Tax Code. Senate: Finance No action taken
HB 20 67-0 (1981) Author: Wright, Brad Relating to the display or distribution of obscene graphic materials in any business establishment frequented by minors. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Committee report printed and sent to Committee on Calendars
HB 23 67-0 (1981) Author: Wright, Brad Relating to the offense of disseminating harmful material to minors. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Coauthor authorized
HB 38 67-0 (1981) Author: Wallace III, Ralph Relating to the offense of disseminating harmful material to minors. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Jurisprudence
Referred to Committee on Jurisprudence
HB 40 67-0 (1981) Author: Wallace III, Ralph Relating to prohibiting the display of material harmful to minors in places frequented by minors. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Coauthor authorized
HB 369 67-0 (1981) Author: Waldrop, Tom Relating to local regulation of the promotion, advertisement, sale, display, and distribution of harmful material to minors. House: Intergovernmental Affairs
Senate: Jurisprudence
Referred to Committee on Jurisprudence
HB 601 67-0 (1981) Author: Glossbrenner, Ernestine
Sponsor: Brooks, Chet
Relating to the purchase of newspapers for use in public schools. House: Public Education
Senate: Education
Reported from committee favorably without amendments
HB 621 67-0 (1981) Author: Polk, Mary Relating to a sales and use tax exemption for student publications of public kindergartens and primary and secondary schools. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Finance
Referred to Committee on Finance
HB 1588 67-0 (1981) Author: Garcia, Matt Relating to requiring a newspaper to provide space for an individual to rebut a discrediting editorial or column. House: State Affairs Reported from subcommittee with no recommendation
SB 28 67-0 (1981) Author: Brooks, Chet Relating to the purchase of newspapers for use in public schools. Senate: Education Reported from committee favorably without amendments
SB 580 67-0 (1981) Author: Meier, Bill Amending Section 43.22, Penal Code, relating to obscene display or distribution, by adding a new subsection extending the section's coverage to knowing or intentional display in any business establishment frequented by minors of motion pictures, photographs, or publications that are harmful to minors, and classifying any offense under this Section as a Class "A" misdemeanor. Senate: Jurisprudence No action taken
SB 581 67-0 (1981) Author: Meier, Bill Relating to the offense of disseminating harmful material to minors. Senate: Jurisprudence No action taken
HR 80 67-1 (1981) Author: Polk, Mary Directing the Parks and Wildlife Department to refrain from removal of the repeater radio station situated on Mount Franklin.
HB 1520 66-0 (1979) Author: Lalor, Lance Relating to search warrants issued to search for and seize news media work product. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Considered by committee in public hearing
HB 1743 66-0 (1979) Author: Wallace III, Ralph Relating to the offense of disseminating harmful material to a minor. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Scheduled for future calendar placement
HB 1744 66-0 (1979) Author: Wallace III, Ralph Prohibiting the display of material harmful to minors in places frequented by minors. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Scheduled for future calendar placement
HB 2091 66-0 (1979) Author: Jones, Luther
Sponsor: Farabee, Ray
Relating to search warrants to search for and seize property or items located in a news media office. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
HB 2111 66-0 (1979) Author: Polk, Mary Relating to a sales and use tax exemption for printed matter and publications of public kindergartens and primary and secondary schools. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Finance
Referred to Committee on Finance
SB 944 66-0 (1979) Author: Jones, Gene Relating to availability of certain information maintained by governmental bodies as public information; defining the term "member of the news media"; authorizing giving of certain information to such members. Senate: Jurisprudence Referred to Committee on Jurisprudence
HB 694 65-0 (1977) Author: Wyatt, Jr., Joe
Sponsor: Aikin, Jr., A.M.
Relating to the application of the sales and use tax to newspaper and magazines; providing for definitions of "newspaper" and "magazine". House: Ways & Means
Senate: Finance
Effective in 90 days
HB 1268 65-0 (1977) Author: Wallace III, Ralph Relating to the offense of sale, distribution, or display of harmful material to minor. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Coauthor authorized
HB 1269 65-0 (1977) Author: Wallace III, Ralph
Sponsor: Jones, Gene
Relating to selling, commercially, distributing, commercially exhibiting, or possessing for sale, commercial distribution or commercial exhibition certain obscene material. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective immediately
SB 134 65-0 (1977) Author: Jones, Gene
Sponsor: Wyatt, Jr., Joe
Relating to availability of certain information maintained by governmental bodies as public information; defining the term "member of the news media"; authorizing giving certain information to such members. House: State Affairs
Senate: Jurisprudence
Notice given- 1 hour to suspend rules to consider
SB 572 65-0 (1977) Author: Aikin, Jr., A.M. Providing a definition of newspaper and magazine; relating to the application of the sales and use tax to newspapers and magazines and to certain property used in the publication and distribution of newspapers and magazines. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Finance
Referred to Committee on Ways & Means
HR 8 65-1 (1977) Author: Smothers, Clay Relating to urging the media services to take steps to integrate the ranks of capitol correspondents.
HB 266 64-0 (1975) Author: Allen, Joe Relating to a news reporter's privilege against disclosure of information obtained in confidence or its source. House: State Affairs Referred to Committee on State Affairs
HB 589 64-0 (1975) Author: Smith, Carlyle
Sponsor: Meier, Bill
Relating to the definitions of "obscene," "material," "prurient interest," "sexual conduct," "distribute" and "commercially distribute." House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective in 90 days
HB 1178 64-0 (1975) Author: Bryant, John W. Relating to exempting from the sales tax certain newspapers and printing charges for certain newspapers distributed freely. House: Revenue & Taxation Referred to Committee on Revenue and Taxation
HB 1517 64-0 (1975) Author: Maloney, Robert Relating to commercial distribution and commercial exhibition of obscene material. House: Judiciary Reported from subcommittee favorably without amendments
HB 1671 64-0 (1975) Author: Semos, Chris V. Providing a sales and use tax ememption for the receipts from the sale of, or the storage, use, or other consumption of tangible personal property that becomes an ingredient or component part of certain defined newspapers, and to provide a sales and use tax exemption for the receipts from the printing and sales of certain defined newspapers, or components thereof, under certain limited circumstances. House: Revenue & Taxation Coauthor authorized
HB 1698 64-0 (1975) Author: Florence, Buck Relating to exempting from the Limited Sales, Excise and Use Tax Act certain publications which may be entered as 2nd Class mail as permitted under Part 132, Chapter 1, Title 39, Code of Federal Regulations. House: Revenue & Taxation Referred to Committee on Revenue and Taxation
HR 57 64-0 (1975) Author: Barrientos, Gonzalo Relating to the placement of newspaper racks in state office buildings. House: Rules
SB 63 64-0 (1975) Author: Andujar, Betty Relating to the elements and prosecution of certain sexual offenses; prohibiting the publishing of the identity of victims of sexual offenses in certain circumstances; providing penalties. Senate: Jurisprudence Referred to Subcommittee on Criminal Matters
SB 217 64-0 (1975) Author: Braecklein, Bill Relating to obscenity; providing for a change in the definition of "obscene"; providing for a change in the definition of "harmful material". Senate: Jurisprudence Reported from subcommittee with no action taken
SB 561 64-0 (1975) Author: Schwartz, A.R. "Babe" Providing a sales and use tax exemption for the receipts from the sale, lease, or rental of, or the storage, use, or other consumption of, tangible personal property that becomes an ingredient or component part of certain defined newspapers and certain personal property used or consumed in printing or processing of such newspapers; and to provide a sales and use tax exemption for the receipts from the printing and sales of certain defined newspapers, or components thereof, under certain limited circumstances. House: Revenue & Taxation
Senate: Finance
Referred to Committee on Revenue and Taxation
SB 678 64-0 (1975) Author: Harris, O.H. Relating to commercial distribution and commercial exhibition of obscene material. Senate: Jurisprudence Referred to Subcommittee on Criminal Matters
HB 10 63-0 (1973) Author: Allred, Dave
Sponsor: Brooks, Chet
Providing that no person engaged in the work of, connected with, or employed by any newspaper, or other printed publication, press association, wire service, news agency, radio or television network shall be compelled to disclose any information or any source of such information procured or obtained by such person in the course of his news-related activities; that no ordained minister, priest, rabbi or duly accredited Christian Science practitioner shall be compelled to disclose information or any source of such information confidentially communicated to him and his professional capacity that would violate a sacred or moral trust; authorizing petition for mandamus to the supreme court in connection with a newsman's privilege and granting original jurisdiction in the Texas Supreme Court to adjudicate said petition. House: Judiciary
Senate: Jurisprudence
Senate conference committee appointed
HB 1621 63-0 (1973) Author: Allen, Joe Relating to the interpretation of language in an appropriations act with regard to college or university campus publications; and declaring an emergency. House: Appropriations Amended in committee
SB 206 63-0 (1973) Author: Brooks, Chet Relating to a newsman's privilege against disclosure of information obtained in confidence or its source. Senate: Human Resources Referred to Committee on Human Resources
SB 351 63-0 (1973) Author: Aikin, Jr., A.M. An Act providing that no person engaged in the work of, connected with, or employed by any newspaper, or other printed publication, press association, wire service, news agency, radio or television or network shall be compelled to disclose any information or any source of such information procured or obtained by such person in the course of his news-related activities; providing for severability; providing that all laws or parts of laws which are in conflict with the Act are repealed or modified to the extent of such conflict. Senate: Jurisprudence Sent to subcommittee
SB 541 63-0 (1973) Author: Mengden, Walter Relating to a newspaper assailing a candidate in an election; requiring fairness; space for reply and providing penalties. Senate: Jurisprudence Reported favorably
SB 663 63-0 (1973) Author: Moore, W.T. "Bill" Requiring the disclosure of certain business and financial activities and interests by certain employees of news organizations; prescribing penalties; providing for severability. Senate: State Affairs Referred to Committee on State Affairs
SB 664 63-0 (1973) Author: Moore, W.T. "Bill" Requiring the disclosure of certain business and financial activities and interests by news organizations, its officers and employees; prescribing penalties; providing for severability. Senate: State Affairs Referred to Committee on State Affairs
HB 205 62-0 (1971) Author: Allred, Dave Relating to not compelling the testimony of certain persons concerning the source of any information obtained in the newsgathering process.
HB 1208 62-0 (1971) Author: Spurlock II, Joe Relating to providing that grossly inaccurate reporting is libel and that verification of gross inaccuracies with the person libeled is a defense.
HCR 79 62-0 (1971) Author: Mengden, Walter Memorializing Congress to give the states jurisdiction over control of publication of obscene and pornographic material.
SB 558 62-0 (1971) Author: Brooks, Chet Relating to amending statutes to make privileged matter certain communications between newsmen and their sources.
HB 1091 61-0 (1969) Author: Willis, Doyle Relating to amending a section of the Penal Code of Texas so as to provide that the provisions of said Act shall not be applicable to a motion picture operator or assistant operator under certain prescribed circumstances.
HB 1094 61-0 (1969) Author: Jones, Delwin Relating to amending provisions relating to the powers and duties of the Western Information Network Association or any other regional network association created and named by the Coordinating Board, Texas College and University System.
HB 658 60-0 (1967) Author: Floyd, Jr., Paul W. Relating to exempting news media editors and reporters from jury service.
HB 1089 60-0 (1967) Author: Price, William Rayford Relating to the authorized publication rate for certain legal publications.
HCR 168 59-0 (1965)
HB 380 58-0 (1963) Author: Beckham, Vernon Finis | et. al. Relating to providing that weekly newspapers shall be allowed to miss two (2) publications issues in twelve (12) months and still retain their status as newspapers eligible to publish legal notices of every kind.
HB 698 58-0 (1963) Author: Rapp, William M. "Bill" | et. al. Relating to prohibiting forced disclosure of the source of information obtained by representatives of newspapers, press associations, or radio or television stations.
SB 343 58-0 (1963) Author: Hall, Ralph M. Relating to providing that weekly newspapers shall be allowed to miss two (2) publication issues in twelve (12) months and still retain their status as newspapers eligible to publish legal notices of every kind.
HB 151 57-0 (1961) Author: Dewey, Jr., Brownrigg Hefferron "Browny" Relating to providing that persons engaged in the gathering and dissemination of news through a newspaper, radio or television station or press association shall not be required to disclose the source of information in the course of their employment in legal proceedings, proceedings before state departments or agencies, the Legislature and its committees, or before any county or municipal body, officer, or committee thereof.
HB 191 57-0 (1961) Author: Miller, William H. Relating to amending a certain Article of the Penal Code relating to immoral publications, motion pictures, penny arcade machine pictures, and indecent objects.
HB 202 57-0 (1961) Author: de la Garza, II, Eligio "Kika" Relating to prohibiting forced disclosure of the source of information obtained by representatives of newspapers, press associations, or radio or television stations.
HB 441 57-0 (1961) Author: James, Tom | et. al. Relating to amending a certain Article of the Penal Code of Texas providing criminal penalties for certain acts involving certain obscene articles; defining obscene.
HB 665 57-0 (1961) Author: Curington, Paul W. | et. al. Relating to amending a certain Statute relating to the legal rate of publication in newspapers.
HB 857 57-0 (1961) Author: Jones, William M. "Bill" Relating to amending the Penal Code relating to making a second offense under the Article a felony with confinement of two (2) to five (5) years in the State Penitentiary and a fine of not more than One Thousand Dollars ($1000); relates to immoral publications, motion pictures, penny arcade machine pictures, and indecent objects.
HB 128 56-0 (1959) Author: de la Garza, II, Eligio "Kika" | et. al. Relating to prohibiting forced disclosure of the source of information obtained by representatives of newspapers, press associations, or radio or television stations.
HB 181 56-0 (1959) Author: Johnson, Sr., Robert Ellis "Bob; Big Daddy" | et. al. Relating to amending the Penal Code relative to immoral or depraved publications, motion pictures, phonograph records, penny arcade machine pictures and indecent objects, so as to provide that the editing, publishing or dissemination of any pamphlet, magazine, phonograph record or any printed paper devoted mainly to the publication of whoring, lechery, assignation, intrigues between men and women or immoral conduct of persons, or of depraved acts showing violent brutality, or knowingly possessing or keeping for sale or distribution or assisting in the sale or distribution of any such, or the showing of lewd, lascivious, obscene, indecent, immoral pictures on the cover, jacket, or frontispiece of any pamphlet, magazine, or any printed matter shall be a misdemeanor offense; providing a penalty for violation of this Act.
HB 585 56-0 (1959) Author: Oliver, W. T. "Boss Cajun" Relating to levying an occupation tax upon the business of publication of newspapers, operation of television stations, operation of radio broadcasting stations and the business of outdoor advertising by billboards; prescribing penalties.
SB 321 56-0 (1959) Author: Herring, Charles Relating to providing for the issuance of identification cards to news photographers; providing for penalty for the unauthorized use, forging or simulating such cards.
HB 108 55-0 (1957) Author: Green, Howard Lemuel Relating to amending the Election code by providing that representatives of newspapers shall have the right to attend the precinct conventions, the county conventions and the State convention for the purpose of reporting the proceedings thereof.
HB 127 55-0 (1957) Author: Hughes, Charles Ervin Relating to amending the Election Code by providing that representatives of newspapers, radio and television stations shall have the right to attend the precinct conventions, the county conventions and the State convention for the purpose of reporting the proceedings thereof.
HB 407 55-0 (1957) Author: de la Garza, II, Eligio "Kika" Relating to prohibiting forced disclosure of the source of information obtained by representatives of newspapers, press associations, or radio or television stations.
HB 716 55-0 (1957) Author: McIlhany, Grainger Walter Relating to amending the Penal Code relating to publishing, distributing, etc., of immoral and depraved publications; providing a penalty for violations.
SB 94 55-0 (1957) Author: Lock, Ottis E. Relating to amending the Election Code by adding a provision that representatives of newspapers, wire news services, radio and television stations shall have the right to attend the precinct conventions, the county conventions, and the state convention for the purpose of reporting the proceedings thereof.
HB 18 54-0 (1955) Author: Reeves, Elbert Relating to authorizing payment of publication coats incurred in the collection of delinquent taxes or in the satisfaction of claims or judgments in favor of the State or any county, city, school district, or other political subdivision, out of general funds of the claimant; repealing conflicting laws.
HB 23 54-0 (1955) Author: Pool, Joe Richard | et. al. Relating to making it unlawful to write, draw, print, publish, offer for distribution or distribute, display, exhibit, sell, offer for sale or possess for the purpose of distribution, display, exhibition or sale, any lewd, depraved or corruptive comic book; prescribing penalties; providing for enforcement by injunction and other processes; defining certain terms; providing for certain exceptions; containing a separability clause.
HB 302 54-0 (1955) Author: McIlhany, Grainger Walter | et. al. Relating to amending the Penal Code relative to immoral or depraved publications, motion pictures, penny arcade machine pictures and indecent objects; providing a penalty for violations of this Act.
HB 414 54-0 (1955) Author: Reeves, Elbert Relating to amending the Election Code to allow the Secretary of State to contract with any state-wide association of daily and weekly newspapers in Texas for publication of constitutional amendments; containing a severability clause.
HB 519 54-0 (1955) Author: de la Garza, II, Eligio "Kika" Relating to prohibiting disclosure of the source of information obtained by representatives of newspapers and press associates; repealing conflicting laws.
HB 753 54-0 (1955) Author: Seeligson, Frates Slick Relating to amending certain Acts by providing for the exemption of the owners, licensees and operators of radio or television broadcasting stations and their agents and employees from damages for defamatory statements made over such stations by one other than such owner, licensee or operator, or agent or employee unless such owner, licensee, operator or agent or employee failed to use due care to prevent such broadcast; provided due care shall be construed to include a bona fide compliance with any federal law or regulation; provided further that no owner, licensee or operator shall be liable for any damages from any defamatory statement uttered on the radio or television broadcasting station or on behalf of any candidate for public office; provided further in any action for damages the complaining party shall be allowed only such actual damages as he has alleged and proved.
SB 142 54-0 (1955) Author: Rogers, Andrew J. "Andy" Relating to amending the Penal Code relative to immoral or depraved publications, motion pictures, penny arcade machine pictures and indecent objects, so as to provide that the editing, publishing or dissemination of any newspaper, book, pamphlet, magazine or any printed paper devoted mainly to the publication of scandals, whoring, lechery, assignation, intrigues, between men and women and immoral conduct or persons, or of depraved acts showing violent brutality, or the possession or keeping for sale or distribution or assisting in the sale or distribution of any such shall be a misdemeanor offense, and also making it unlawful for any person, firm, 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 particular newspaper, book, pamphlet, magazine or printed matter in order that such retailer might purchase or secure from such distributor or agency any other newspaper, book, pamphlet, magazine, or printed matter; providing a penalty for violations of this Act; repealing all laws in conflict with this Act insofar as they conflict with this Act.
SB 319 54-0 (1955) Author: Willis, Doyle Relating to amending the Penal Code so as to include in the classification of aggravated assault or battery certain acts against news reporters or news photographers; providing a severability clause.
SB 423 54-0 (1955) Author: Rogers, Andrew J. "Andy" Relating to amending certain Acts to clarify wholesale distributor of magazines to require selling agency to purchase certain merchandise; providing a penalty.
HB 409 53-0 (1953) Author: Osborn, William E. Relating to authorizing payment of publication costs incurred in the collection of delinquent taxes or in the satisfaction of claims or judgements in favor of the State or any county, city, school district, or other political subdivision, out of general funds of the claimant.
HB 531 53-0 (1953) Author: Pool, Joe Richard | et. al. Relating to amending the Penal Code to include in the classification of aggravated assault or battery certain acts against news reporters or news photographers.
SB 105 53-0 (1953) Author: Rogers, Andrew J. "Andy" Relating to amending the Penal Code relating to immoral publications, motion pictures, books, magazines, papers, and sale thereof by increasing penalties therefor.
SB 146 53-0 (1953) Author: Lock, Ottis E. | et. al. Relating to authorizing payment of publication costs incurred in the collection of delinquent taxes or in the satisfaction of claims or judgments in favor of the State or any county, city, school district, or other political subdivision, out of general funds of the claimant.
SB 193 53-0 (1953) Author: Willis, Doyle | et. al. Relating to amending the Penal Code to include in the classification of aggravated assault or battery certain acts against news reporters or news photographers.
SB 244 53-0 (1953) Author: Willis, Doyle Relating to prohibiting the publication or distribution of any book, magazine or other publication which rates or classifies or attempts to rate or classify the professional ability of certain professions; prescribing a penalty.
SB 262 53-0 (1953) Author: Secrest, Jarrard | et. al. Relating to amending the Penal Code relating to authorizing the Texas Liquor Control Board to regulate and restrict advertising of beer, by any media, which the Board finds to be indecent, obscene or offensive to the public.
HB 338 51-0 (1949) Author: Henderson, Aaron Robin Relating to providing that it shall be unlawful for any person, firm or corporation to sell, expose for sale, give away or exhibit in any public place any indecent or obscene printed matter or pictures; providing a penalty; providing that said law shall be cumulative of other laws.
HB 908 51-0 (1949) Author: McDaniel, Vernon Relating to amend a previous Statute relating to libel.
HB 838 50-0 (1947) Author: Parkhouse, George M. | et. al. Relating to making an appropriation from the General Revenue Fund for the publication of certain proposed Constitutional Amendments.
HB 837 49-0 (1945) Author: Crosthwait, John L. | et. al. Relating to providing that assignment of reporters of daily newspapers of general circulation to the Court House in all counties having eight or more district courts for twenty or more consecutive years prior to making application to take the bar examination shall be equivalent to and may be substituted for the prelegal study and training and study of the law required as a prerequisite for the taking of the examination to practice law, provided such applicant meets the requirements as to moral character.
HB 509 48-0 (1943) Author: Smith, William Landrum "Will" | et. al. Relating to amending the Penal Code by providing penalty for pamphlets devoted mainly to scandals.
SB 28 48-0 (1943) Author: Moore, Weaver | et. al. Relating to amending the Penal Code to provide that the editing, publishing or dissemination of any newspaper, pamphlet, magazine or any printed paper devoted mainly to the publication of scandals, whoring, lechery, assignation's, intrigues between men and women and immoral conduct of persons, or the possession or keeping for sale or distribution or assisting in the sale or distribution of any such newspaper, pamphlet, magazine or printed matter, or the showing of lewd and lascivious motion pictures, or the showing or exhibition of lewd and lascivious pictures in penny arcade machine, or the distribution or sale of indecent objects or images, shall be a misdemeanor offense, the penalty for which shall be confinement in the County jail for not more than six (6) months or fined not more than One Thousand ($1,000.00) Dollars.
SB 80 48-0 (1943) Author: Sulak, Louis J. Relating to amending the Penal Code to provide that the editing, publishing or dissemination of any newspaper, pamphlet, magazine or any printed paper devoted mainly to the publications of scandals, whoring, lechery, assignations, intrigues between men and women and immoral conduct of persons, or the possession or keeping for sale or distribution or assisting in the sale or distribution of any such newspaper, pamphlet, magazine, or printed matter, or the showing of lewd and lascivious pictures in penny arcade machines, or the distribution or sale of indecent objects or images, shall be a misdemeanor offense, the penalty for which shall be confinement in the County Jail for not to exceed six months and a fine not to exceed One Thousand Dollars; and repealing all laws in conflict with this act insofar as they conflict with this act.
SB 238 48-0 (1943) Author: Fain, Jr., Clement Franklin "Clem" Relating to amending certain Acts to clarify the definition of the term "newspaper."
HB 187 47-0 (1941) Author: Celaya, Augustine Relating to defining the term "obscene publication"; prohibiting the bringing of obscene publications or the sale thereof within this State; prohibiting the circulation of obscene, lewd, and indecent matter; prescribing penalties for the violation of the provisions of this Act.
HB 193 47-0 (1941) Author: Taylor, James Edward | et. al. Relating to amending the Revised Civil Statutes relative to defining publication, newspaper, political sub-division, district and other terms; providing for the publication of notices, proclamations, advertising, and citations in newspapers.
HB 455 47-0 (1941) Author: Kinard, DeWitt Edward Relating to regulating and prescribing limitations for all printing for the State of Texas and political subdivisions thereof; prescribing penalties.
HB 602 47-0 (1941) Author: Hardeman, Dorsey B. | et. al. Relating to providing for the regulation of a person, firm or corporation not residing in this State, or the agent thereof, to solicit or take subscriptions to or for any magazine or periodical published or printed without this State; providing for the issuance of a permit; providing a penalty for violation of this Act.
HB 943 47-0 (1941) Author: Kinard, DeWitt Edward Relating to regulating and prescribing limitations for all printing for the State of Texas and political subdivisions thereof; prescribing penalties.
SB 94 47-0 (1941) Author: Shivers, Robert Allan "Allan" Relating to defining publication, newspaper, political sub-division and certain mandatory expressions; providing for the publication of notices, proclamations, advertising, and citations in newspapers; repealing conflicting provisions of certain Articles.
HB 344 46-0 (1939) Author: Taylor, James Edward | et. al. Relating to defining publication, newspaper, political subdivision, district and certain mandatory expressions.
HB 427 46-0 (1939) Author: Felty, Fred Cumming | et. al. Relating to exempting newspaper men testifying with reference to the source of certain confidential information.
HB 700 46-0 (1939) Author: Celaya, Augustine Relating to providing that no newspaper, magazine, or other publication, published daily, biweekly, weekly, monthly, or otherwise, shall sell, solicit, bargain for, offer, or accept political advertisements for money, other consideration, or favors, from more than one candidate for any or all political offices, unless such publication shall have been published and circulated generally for at least twelve (12) months next preceding the acceptance of such political advertisement; providing a penalty for the breach of this Act.
HB 787 46-0 (1939) Author: Celaya, Augustine Relating to defining the term "obscene publication"; prohibiting the sale of any obscene publications; providing a penalty for violation.
HB 816 46-0 (1939) Author: Holland, Arthur Lawson Relating to making it unlawful to give false reports of marriages, births, and deaths to newspapers, their agents and employees, for publication, providing such shall constitute a misdemeanor, prescribing a penalty.
SB 8 46-0 (1939) Author: Head, James Manley Relating to amending a certain Article relating to providing that the governing body of any political subdivision of this State shall prepare or cause to be prepared semiannually a report of all transactions during each half of the year, concerning the finances of such political subdivision; providing penalties for the violation or failure of any official, officer, or employee to comply with the provisions of this Act.
SB 106 46-0 (1939) Author: Head, James Manley Relating to defining publication, newspaper, political sub-division, district and certain mandatory expressions; fixing a minimum and a maximum charge for publications in newspapers; providing for the publication of notices, proclamations, advertising, and citations in newspapers.
SB 244 46-0 (1939) Author: Hardin, Doss Relating to requiring any person, firm or corporation advertising goods, wares, merchandise over radio, in newspaper or through any other medium of advertising in which a prize is given away in contest to publish in newspaper in each county where contest is carried on a description of prize, its value and rules of contest; provides penalty for its violation.
HB 200 44-0 (1935) Relating to political advertising.
HB 94 43-1 (1933) Author: Moore, Weaver | et. al. Relating to defining "Daily Newspaper" or "Newspaper," "Consecutive Days" or "Successive Days" and words of similar meaning, within the meaning of any law, city charter or ordinance, or any Act of the Legislature creating any independent school district or any other municipal corporation, requiring notice to be given of any act or proceeding whether public or private, or relating to Judicial, Executive or Legislative matters, by publication in a daily newspaper or by publication in a newspaper for a certain number of consecutive or successive days.
HB 112 41-0 (1929) Author: Petsch, Alfred P.C. Relating to requiring the publication in some newspaper of general circulation of all notice now required by law or contract, whether public or private, or relating to a judicial, executive or legislative matter, which notice I now authorized by aw or contract to be made by posting notices in one or more public places. House: Judiciary
HB 253 39-0 (1925) Author: Pope, Bowen | et. al. Relating to amending certain statute regulating publications in newspapers inserted by public officers, agents and agencies; prescribing the rate of charge thereof; fixing the price to be charged for political advertising; repealing all laws and parts of laws in conflict herewith. House: Public Printing
SB 144 39-0 (1925) Author: Moore, Joseph M. "Joe" Relating to amending certain statute regulating publications of legal matters in newspapers inserted by public officers, agents and agencies; prescribing the rate of charge thereof; fixing the price to be charged for political advertising. Senate: Civil Jurisprudence
SB 150 39-0 (1925) Author: Wirtz, Alvin Jacob Relating to preventing peculation by public printers, and to prevent public printers from reproducing and disposing of matter printed under public contract and profiting thereby without the consent of the State; defining necessary offenses and fixing the penalty. Senate: Civil Jurisprudence
SB 382 39-0 (1925) Author: Bailey, John Heywood Relating to providing for the printing, sale and distribution of the Revised Civil Statutes of 1925, the Penal Code and Code of Criminal Procedure of 1925, as passed at the Regular Session of the Thirty-ninth Legislature. Senate: Civil Jurisprudence
HB 153 38-0 (1923) Author: Winfree, Sr., Joseph Edwin Relating to fixing and establishing a legal rate for the publication of all proclamations, advertising or notices of all kinds, except tabulated work, required by law to be published in newspapers in this State for State, counties, municipalities, districts or other subdivisions of the State, counties or municipalities, or in any legal proceeding.
HB 185 38-0 (1923) Author: Carpenter, Lewis Thomas | et. al. Relating to providing for the printing of all proclamations and legal notices, or other advertising matter, by the different institutions of the State, districts, counties and subdivisions thereof, and providing for maximum fees to be charged for said publications, and directing the manner of payment therefor, and repealing all laws or parts of laws in conflict herewith.
HB 77 37-0 (1921) Author: Owen, Robert Ross Relating to a certain Act requiring the publication of certain legal notices in newspapers.
HB 278 37-0 (1921) Author: Miller, Barry Relating to a certain Act establishing a legal rate for the publication of proclamations, etc.
HB 455 37-0 (1921) Author: Burns, James Denson | et. al. Relating to requiring publication of notices of judicial, executive or legislative matter.
HB 480 37-0 (1921) Author: Rountree, Lee J. | et. al. Relating to communications, etc., received by newspaper men in business.
HB 526 37-0 (1921) Author: Perkins, Frank E. | et. al. Relating to establishing a newspaper for the State of Texas.
SB 21 37-0 (1921) Author: Hertzberg, Harry Relating to affecting statements, trade names or trade marks appearing in newspapers, or other publications.
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 107 37-0 (1921) Author: Williams, Guinn Terrell Relating to establishing a legal rate for publication of all kinds of legal advertising, making the rate uniform, etc.
HB 80 37-1 (1921) Author: Moore, Joseph M. "Joe" | et. al. Relating to fixing the legal rate for legal publications.
SB 41 37-1 (1921) Author: Floyd, Charles Richard Relating to proposing the establishment of a rate to be charged for all legal publications required by law.
HB 44 36-0 (1919) Author: Miller, Barry Relating to amending certain articles so as to provide what statements shall be deemed privileged and shall not be made the basis of any libel suit without the proof of actual malice.
HB 279 36-0 (1919) Author: Laney, Charles O. Relating to amending certain statute relating to the publication of legal notices in newspapers by excepting certain notices from the provisions of said Act.
HB 543 36-0 (1919) Author: Darroch, John C. | et. al. Relating to prohibiting the publishing of articles, comments, and criticisms in newspapers, periodicals, poster, and circulars, in a foreign language, without printing opposite to such article, comment or criticism a correct translation of the same into the English language, when such article or comment relates to the governmental affair of this State, or any State in the United States, or of the United States, or any city, county or municipality in this State; prescribing penalties.
SB 87 36-0 (1919) Author: Bailey, John Heywood Relating to amending certain acts providing for the printing, publication and sale of the reports of the decisions of the various courts of the State and repealing certain other acts concerning said reports.
SB 368 36-0 (1919) Author: Suiter, William David "Will" Relating to prohibiting the publishing of articles, comments, and criticisms in newspapers, periodicals, posters, and circulars, in a foreign language without printing opposite to such article, comment or criticism, a correct translation of the same into the English language, when such article or common relates to the Governmental affairs of this State, or any State in the United States, or of the United States, or of the United States or any city, county or municipality in this State. Senate: Criminal Jurisprudence
SB 371 36-0 (1919) Author: McNealus, James Clayton Relating to creating the Board of Public Printing, providing for a secretary thereof who shall also be the State Expert Printer and fixing his salary, providing clerical help for the State Expert Printer, to provide for the letting of contracts for printing, binding and furnishing stationery and other supplies. Senate: Public Printing
HB 364 35-0 (1917) Author: Cates, R. Frank | et. al. Relating to requiring the publication in some newspaper of general circulation of all notices now required by law or contract to be given of an act or proceeding, whether public or private, or relating to a judicial, executive or legislative matter, which notice is now authorized by law or contract to be made by posting notices in one or more public places, fixing a time of such publication, and the compensation, naming certain exemptions.
SB 141 35-0 (1917) Author: Johnson, Willard Arnold Relating to requiring the publication, in some newspaper, all legal notices now authorized by law or contract to be made by posting notices in one or more public places; fixing the time of such publication.
SB 224 35-0 (1917) Author: Harley, James A. Relating to providing for a lien for newspaper workers in the editorial or reportorial department of any newspaper, publication or periodical, whether it be daily or otherwise.
SB 257 35-0 (1917) Author: Johnson, Willard Arnold Relating to revising certain statutes so as to make privileged, without proof of actual malice, true accounts of legislative and executive proceedings.
HB 196 34-0 (1915) Author: Cunningham, John Relating to regulating the publishing, printing, circulation and distribution of campaign advertisements; requiring every person, firm or corporation who shall print or publish a newspaper to print at the end of each advertisement concerning any candidate for any office a true and correct statement showing the name of the person who ordered such advertisement; prescribing a penalty.
HB 359 34-0 (1915) Author: Nordhaus, Eugene S. | et. al. Relating to amending a certain Statute making privileged, without proof of actual malice, fair, true and impartial accounts of all executive and legislative proceedings.
HB 501 34-0 (1915) Author: Haney, Edgar Pierce | et. al. Relating to requiring the publication in newspapers of legal notices.
HB 574 34-0 (1915) Author: Burges, Richard Fenner Relating to preventing fraudulent advertising by publishers.
SB 75 34-0 (1915) Author: Johnson, Willard Arnold Relating to regulating the sale and vending of merchandise on railway trains.
SB 154 34-0 (1915) Author: Gibson, Flavius M. Relating to regulating the publishing, printing and circulation and distribution of campaign advertisements, bills and circulars or literature of any character and requiring the printing at the end of each such advertisement a statement showing the individual name of the person who ordered such; prescribing a penalty.
SB 158 34-0 (1915) Author: McNealus, James Clayton Relating to amending certain laws relating to libel by making privileged, without proof of actual malice, fair, true and impartial accounts of executive and legislative proceedings.
SB 291 34-0 (1915) Author: Johnson, Willard Arnold | et. al. Relating to requiring the publication in some newspaper of general circulation all notices now required by law or contract to be posted in public places.
SB 305 34-0 (1915) Author: Suiter, William David "Will" Relating to amending a certain Statute requiring the Commissioners' Court to cause to be published the delinquent tax record of each county in the estate; requiring the Commissioners' Court to have suits filed for the collection of said taxes twenty (20) days after the publication of said delinquent tax record; providing that the County or District Attorney of each county shall file suits to enforce the collection of delinquent taxes; providing a penalty.
HB 47 33-0 (1913) Author: Fuller, Franklin Oliver Relating to providing for the printing, binding, publication and sale of the reports of the decisions of the Supreme Court, Court of Criminal Appeals, and Courts of Civil Appeals of the State of Texas.
HB 776 33-0 (1913) Author: Cooper, Jr., Samuel Bronson | et. al. Relating to defining and prohibiting newspaper contests, where prizes and other rewards are offered for persons obtaining the greatest number of subscriptions, affixing penalties.
SB 395 33-0 (1913) Author: Collins, Vinson Allen "Yank" Relating to defining and prohibiting newspaper contests, where prizes and other awards are offered for persons obtaining the greatest number of subscriptions, defining the same as "graft" and affixing the penalty therefor.
SB 214 30-0 (1907) Relating to providing for the publication of the Appellate Court Reports.
SB 29 28-0 (1903) Relating to amending Article 4223, Title LXXXVIII of the Revised Civil Statutes of the State of Texas, relating to public printing.
SB 25 27-0 (1901) Relating to defining civil libel, to declare certain newspaper reports to be privileged communications: to allow certain matters to be pleaded and proved in mitigation of exemplary damages in civil libel cases.
HB 79 25-0 (1897) Relating to preventing immoral publications, and to prevent the sale and distribution of such publications, making a violation thereof a felony, prescribing a penalty therefor.
HB 556 24-0 (1895) Relating to providing for levying a tax on the occupation of selling or offering for sale the "Sunday Sun", the "Kansas City Sunday Sun", or other publications of like character.
HB 728 24-0 (1895) Relating to providing for the publication and distribution of the Revised Civil Statutes, the Penal Code, and Code of Criminal Procedure of the State of Texas.

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