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HB 894 85-0 (2017) Author: Raymond, Richard Peña | et. al. Relating to local option elections to legalize or prohibit the operation of eight-liners; imposing fees; creating criminal penalties. House: Licensing & Administrative Procedures Left pending in committee
HB 907 85-0 (2017) Author: Shaheen, Matt | et. al. Relating to the content and process for certain petitions. House: Elections Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 1152 85-0 (2017) Author: Davis, Sarah | et. al. Relating to a referendum requirement before the name of a school district or district campus located in certain counties may be changed by the district board of trustees. House: Public Education Placed on General State Calendar
HB 3332 85-0 (2017) Author: Kuempel, John | et. al. Relating to requirements for certain petitions requesting an election and ballot propositions. House: Elections Placed on General State Calendar
HB 3980 85-0 (2017) Author: Pickett, Joseph Relating to requiring a referendum regarding the use of photographic traffic signal enforcement systems. House: Transportation Referred to Transportation
HJR 23 85-0 (2017) Author: Raymond, Richard Peña Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing local option elections to legalize or prohibit the operation of eight-liners. House: Licensing & Administrative Procedures Left pending in committee
HJR 109 85-0 (2017) Author: Burns, DeWayne Proposing a constitutional amendment allowing the voters to remove elected officials finally convicted of a felony from office by means of a recall election. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 466 85-0 (2017) Author: Lucio, Jr., Eddie Relating to certain petitions filed with home-rule municipalities. Senate: Intergovernmental Relations Referred to Intergovernmental Relations
SB 467 85-0 (2017) Author: Lucio, Jr., Eddie | et. al.
Sponsor: Fallon, Pat
Relating to a requirement for ballot propositions. House: Elections
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Committee report sent to Calendars
SB 488 85-0 (2017) Author: Bettencourt, Paul | et. al.
Sponsor: Kuempel, John
Relating to requirements for certain petitions requesting an election and ballot propositions. House: Elections
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Committee report sent to Calendars
SB 957 85-0 (2017) Author: Campbell, Donna | et. al.
Sponsor: Laubenberg, Jodie | et. al.
Relating to the content and numbering of propositions on the ballot. House: Elections
Senate: State Affairs
Effective immediately
SB 1670 85-0 (2017) Author: Lucio, Jr., Eddie
Sponsor: Oliveira, René
Relating to a historic structure assistance program operated by a municipally owned utility in certain municipalities; authorizing a fee. House: Urban Affairs
Senate: Business & Commerce
Comm. report sent to Local & Consent Calendar
SB 2161 85-0 (2017) Author: Zaffirini, Judith Relating to the approval or disapproval by county referendum of an application for a permit for a commercial surface disposal facility. Senate: Natural Resources & Economic Development Referred to Natural Resources & Economic Development
HB 527 84-0 (2015) Author: Larson, Lyle Relating to requiring certain metropolitan rapid transit authorities to hold a referendum before spending any money for a fixed rail transit system. House: Transportation Withdrawn from schedule
HB 540 84-0 (2015) Author: King, Phil | et. al. Relating to the submission to the attorney general of a measure proposing the enactment or repeal of a municipal ordinance. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 1327 84-0 (2015) Author: Galindo, Rick Relating to the recall of members of school district boards of trustees. House: Elections Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 1385 84-0 (2015) Author: Raymond, Richard Peña Relating to local option elections to legalize or prohibit the operation of eight-liners; providing penalties; imposing fees. House: Licensing & Administrative Procedures Left pending in committee
HB 1710 84-0 (2015) Author: Bohac, Dwayne Relating to an election to repeal a photographic traffic signal enforcement system ordinance. House: Transportation Left pending in committee
HB 2595 84-0 (2015) Author: Keffer, Jim | et. al.
Sponsor: Fraser, Troy
Relating to the use of municipal initiative and referendum to restrict property rights. House: Urban Affairs
Senate: Natural Resources & Economic Development
Left pending in committee
HJR 86 84-0 (2015) Author: Galindo, Rick Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing elections for the recall of independent school district trustees. House: Elections Committee report sent to Calendars
HJR 92 84-0 (2015) Author: Raymond, Richard Peña Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing local option elections to legalize or prohibit the operation of eight-liners. House: Licensing & Administrative Procedures Left pending in committee
SB 328 84-0 (2015) Author: Hinojosa, Juan Relating to the numbering of local and state propositions on the ballot. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 1837 84-0 (2015) Author: Menéndez, José Relating to requiring certain metropolitan rapid transit authorities to hold a referendum before spending any money for a fixed rail transit system. Senate: Transportation Not again placed on intent calendar
HB 109 83-0 (2013) Author: Raymond, Richard Peña | et. al. Relating to local option elections to legalize or prohibit the operation of eight-liners and the imposition of a fee on eight-liner owners; providing penalties. House: Licensing & Administrative Procedures Left pending in committee
HB 179 83-0 (2013) Author: Márquez, Marisa | et. al. Relating to the recall of members of school district boards of trustees. House: Elections Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 2730 83-0 (2013) Author: Raymond, Richard Peña Relating to sales and use tax imposed by boards of certain municipal transit departments. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HB 3015 83-0 (2013) Author: Moody, Joe
Sponsor: Rodríguez, José
Relating to a recall election for officials of certain general-law municipalities. House: Urban Affairs
Senate: State Affairs
Effective immediately
HJR 27 83-0 (2013) Author: Raymond, Richard Peña Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing local option elections to legalize or prohibit the operation of eight-liners. House: Licensing & Administrative Procedures Left pending in committee
HJR 44 83-0 (2013) Author: Márquez, Marisa | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing elections for the recall of independent school district trustees. House: Elections Committee report sent to Calendars
SB 55 83-0 (2013) Author: Zaffirini, Judith Relating to local option elections to legalize or prohibit the operation of eight-liners and the imposition of a fee on eight-liner owners; providing penalties. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 137 83-0 (2013) Author: Rodríguez, José Relating to the recall of members of school district boards of trustees. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 509 83-0 (2013) Author: Williams, Tommy | et. al. Relating to the establishment by school districts of a school security district; authorizing school district taxes for crime prevention measures. Senate: Finance Left pending in subcommittee
SJR 11 83-0 (2013) Author: Rodríguez, José Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing elections for the recall of independent school district trustees. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 1183 82-0 (2011) Author: Raymond, Richard Pena | et. al. Relating to local option elections to legalize or prohibit the operation of eight-liners and the imposition of a fee on eight-liner owners; providing penalties. House: Licensing & Administrative Procedures Left pending in committee
HJR 41 82-0 (2011) Author: Raymond, Richard Pena | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing local option elections to legalize or prohibit the operation of eight-liners. House: Licensing & Administrative Procedures Left pending in committee
SB 134 82-0 (2011) Author: Wentworth, Jeff Relating to the regulation of fireworks by counties; providing a criminal penalty. Senate: Intergovernmental Relations Referred to Intergovernmental Relations
SB 1245 82-0 (2011) Author: Zaffirini, Judith Relating to local option elections to legalize or prohibit the operation of eight-liners and the imposition of a fee on eight-liner owners; providing penalties. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 27 81-0 (2009) Author: Leibowitz, David Relating to allowing a county to hold a nonbinding referendum on a county fiscal matter. House: Elections Referred to Elections
HB 2228 81-0 (2009) Author: Parker, Tan | et. al.
Sponsor: Nelson, Jane
Relating to the timing of a referendum election to continue a fire control, prevention, and emergency medical services district. House: Urban Affairs
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Effective immediately
HB 2325 81-0 (2009) Author: Raymond, Richard Relating to local option elections to legalize or prohibit the operation of eight-liners and imposing a fee on eight-liner owners; providing penalties. House: Licensing & Administrative Procedures Left pending in committee
HB 4018 81-0 (2009) Author: Gutierrez, Roland Relating to local option elections to legalize or prohibit the operation of amusement redemption machines and imposing a fee on amusement redemption machines; providing penalties. House: Licensing & Administrative Procedures Left pending in committee
HB 4680 81-0 (2009) Author: Coleman, Garnet Relating to mass transit authorities. House: Transportation Referred to Transportation
HJR 79 81-0 (2009) Author: Raymond, Richard Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing local option elections to legalize or prohibit the operation of eight-liners. House: Licensing & Administrative Procedures Left pending in committee
SB 2101 81-0 (2009) Author: Wentworth, Jeff Relating to the regulation of fireworks by counties; providing a criminal penalty. Senate: Intergovernmental Relations Referred to Intergovernmental Relations
SB 2395 81-0 (2009) Author: Nelson, Jane Relating to the timing of a referendum election to continue a fire control, prevention, and emergency medical services district. Senate: Intergovernmental Relations Referred to Intergovernmental Relations
HB 1648 80-0 (2007) Author: Leibowitz, David
Sponsor: Wentworth, Jeff
Relating to allowing a county to hold a nonbinding referendum on a county fiscal matter. House: Elections
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Left pending in committee
SB 1635 80-0 (2007) Author: Wentworth, Jeff Relating to the regulation of fireworks by counties; providing a criminal penalty. Senate: Intergovernmental Relations Referred to Intergovernmental Relations
HB 159 79-0 (2005) Author: Talton, Robert Relating to expenditures of funds by a school district to advertise a referendum. House: Urban Affairs
Senate: Education
Referred to Education
HB 733 79-0 (2005) Author: Gattis, Dan Relating to the date on which an election on the issuance of bonds or the imposition or increase of taxes must be held. House: Elections Left pending in committee
HB 2742 79-0 (2005) Author: Casteel, Carter Relating to the recall of school trustees. House: Public Education No action taken in committee
HJR 86 79-0 (2005) Author: Casteel, Carter Proposing a constitutional amendment relating to the recall of school trustees. House: Public Education Left pending in committee
HJR 99 79-0 (2005) Author: Merritt, Tommy Proposing a constitutional amendment to prohibit an inheritance tax unless approved by a majority of registered voters in a statewide referendum. House: Ways & Means Left pending in committee
HB 333 78-0 (2003) Author: Pickett, Joseph Relating to the recall of a member of the board of trustees of an independent school district. House: Public Education Referred to Public Education
HB 397 78-0 (2003) Author: Mowery, Anna Relating to the procedure for the issuance by a municipality or county of certain certificates of obligation. House: Urban Affairs
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Referred to Intergovernmental Relations
HB 2334 78-0 (2003) Author: Turner, Sylvester
Sponsor: Ellis, Rodney
Relating to the right of residents of an area annexed for limited purposes to vote in certain municipal elections. House: Land & Resource Management
Senate: Administration
Effective on 9/1/03
HJR 24 78-0 (2003) Author: Pickett, Joseph Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing elections for the recall of independent school district trustees. House: Public Education No action taken in committee
SB 1612 78-0 (2003) Author: Ellis, Rodney Relating to the right of residents of an area annexed for limited purposes to vote in certain municipal elections. Senate: Intergovernmental Relations Not again placed on intent calendar
SB 1625 78-0 (2003) Author: Janek, Kyle | et. al. Relating to the transfer of powers and duties and the allocation of revenue of certain sports and community venue districts. Senate: Health & Human Services Referred to Health & Human Services
SB 1950 78-0 (2003) Author: Zaffirini, Judith Relating to requiring a nonbinding referendum on the question of whether the cigarette tax should be increased by $1 per pack and whether that increase should be used for certain health and human services programs. Senate: Finance Referred to Finance
HB 145 77-0 (2001) Author: Pickett, Joseph | et. al. Relating to the recall of a member of the board of trustees of an independent school district. House: Public Education Referred to Public Education
HB 445 77-0 (2001) Author: Goodman, Toby | et. al.
Sponsor: Harris, Chris
Relating to the imposition by certain municipalities of a sales and use tax dedicated to street maintenance. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Effective immediately
HB 938 77-0 (2001) Author: Solis, Jim Relating to the imposition by certain counties of a sales and use tax dedicated to road maintenance. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HB 1725 77-0 (2001) Author: Janek, Kyle Relating to the power of certain rapid transit authorities to order an election on certain measures. House: Urban Affairs Referred to Urban Affairs
HB 1936 77-0 (2001) Author: Dutton, Jr., Harold V. Relating to referendum elections concerning the first instructional day of a school year for public school students and to the first instructional day of the first term of summer session for students at general academic teaching institutions. House: Public Education Left pending in committee
HB 3009 77-0 (2001) Author: McClendon, Ruth Relating to authorizing counties to order a referendum on the increase or decrease of flood control taxes or the use of funds generated by flood control taxes. House: Ways & Means Left pending in committee
HJR 16 77-0 (2001) Author: Pickett, Joseph Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing elections for the recall of independent school district trustees. House: Public Education Referred to Public Education
SB 1168 77-0 (2001) Author: Madla, Frank
Sponsor: McClendon, Ruth
Relating to authorizing counties to order a referendum on the increase or decrease of flood control taxes or the use of funds generated by flood control taxes. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Effective immediately
HB 97 76-0 (1999) Author: Reyna, Arthur | et. al. Relating to the recall of a member of the board of trustees of an independent school district. House: Public Education Left pending in committee
HB 3836 76-0 (1999) Author: Truitt, Vicki
Sponsor: Harris, Chris
Relating to the removal of a member of the governing body of a general-law municipality. House: Urban Affairs
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Effective on 9/1/99
HJR 13 76-0 (1999) Author: Reyna, Arthur Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing elections for the recall of independent school district trustees. House: Public Education Left pending in committee
HJR 75 76-0 (1999) Author: Grusendorf, Kent Proposing a constitutional amendment to reserve to the people the powers of initiative. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
SB 28 76-0 (1999) Author: Nelson, Jane Relating to enabling legislation for the powers of initiative and referendum. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SJR 6 76-0 (1999) Author: Nelson, Jane | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment to reserve to the people the powers of initiative and referendum. Senate: State Affairs Co-author authorized
HB 1310 75-0 (1997) Author: Chisum, Warren
Sponsor: Bivins, Teel
Relating to the extension or reimposition of the sales and use tax by certain industrial development corporations. House: Economic Development
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Effective in 90 days -- 9/01/97
HB 1359 75-0 (1997) Author: Tillery, Dale Relating to recall elections. House: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
HB 2050 75-0 (1997) Author: Garcia, Domingo Relating to the recall of a member of the board of trustees of a junior college district. House: Higher Education Statement(s) of vote recorded in Journal
HB 2445 75-0 (1997) Author: Greenberg, Sherri | et. al.
Sponsor: Barrientos, Gonzalo
Relating to the operation of a fixed rail transit system by certain metropolitan rapid transit authorities. House: Urban Affairs
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Effective in 90 days -- 9/01/97
HB 2776 75-0 (1997) Author: Jackson, Mike
Sponsor: Brown, J.E.
Relating to the regulation of state superfund sites. House: Environmental Regulation
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective on 9/1/97
HB 3408 75-0 (1997) Author: Corte, Frank Relating to authorizing certain counties to order a referendum in certain circumstances. House: County Affairs Left pending in committee
HJR 50 75-0 (1997) Author: Elkins, Gary | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment to reserve to the people the power to submit proposed legislation and proposed constitutional amendments to the legislature. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HJR 93 75-0 (1997) Author: Pitts, Jim Proposing a constitutional amendment to allow the recall of a member of the commissioners court of a county. House: County Affairs Referred to County Affairs
SB 240 75-0 (1997) Author: West, Royce Relating to the recall of an elected official in a general-law municipality. Senate: Intergovernmental Relations Referred to Intergovernmental Relations
SB 713 75-0 (1997) Author: Nelson, Jane Relating to enabling legislation for the powers of initiative and referendum. Senate: State Affairs Left pending in committee
SB 1175 75-0 (1997) Author: Whitmire, John
Sponsor: Bosse, Fred
Relating to recall elections to remove a member of the board of directors of a municipal utility district. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective immediately
SJR 6 75-0 (1997) Author: Nelson, Jane Proposing a constitutional amendment to reserve to the people the powers of initiative and referendum. Senate: State Affairs Left pending in committee
SJR 8 75-0 (1997) Author: Cain, David Proposing a constitutional amendment to provide for submitting certain legislation to the voters for their approval. Senate: State Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 395 74-0 (1995) Author: Edwards, Al | et. al. Relating to a nonbinding referendum on prayer in public schools. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 664 74-0 (1995) Author: Wilson, Ron Relating to a referendum on whether certain municipalities should create a sports facility district. House: Urban Affairs
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Referred to Intergovernmental Relations
HB 1584 74-0 (1995) Author: Oakley, Keith Relating to a referendum on rules for the issuance of a license to carry a handgun. House: Public Safety Referred to Public Safety
HB 1915 74-0 (1995) Author: Heflin, Talmadge Relating to certain criminal penalties in connection with a petition for an initiative or referendum measure. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 2062 74-0 (1995) Author: Alvarado, Leo | et. al.
Sponsor: Madla, Frank
Relating to the conversion to an elected board, and to the removal of board members by recall, of certain mass transit authorities. House: Urban Affairs
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Vetoed by the Governor
HB 3117 74-0 (1995) Author: Greenberg, Sherri Relating to a referendum on rules for the issuance of a license to carry a handgun. House: Public Safety Referred to Public Safety
HB 3157 74-0 (1995) Author: Conley, Karyne
Sponsor: Wentworth, Jeff
Relating to the board of certain metropolitan rapid transit authorities. House: Urban Affairs
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Effective immediately
HJR 12 74-0 (1995) Author: Heflin, Talmadge | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment to reserve to the people the powers of initiative and referendum. House: State Affairs Coauthor Authorized
HJR 39 74-0 (1995) Author: Kamel, Ted Proposing a constitutional amendment to reserve to the people the powers of initiative and referendum. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HJR 46 74-0 (1995) Author: Janek, Kyle Proposing a constitutional amendment to reserve to the people the powers of initiative and referendum. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HJR 66 74-0 (1995) Author: Kubiak, Dan | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment to reserve to the people the powers of initiative and referendum. House: State Affairs Coauthor Authorized
SB 95 74-0 (1995) Author: West, Royce | et. al.
Sponsor: Hilderbran, Harvey
Relating to the recall of an elected official in a general-law municipality. House: Urban Affairs
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Motion tabled
SB 778 74-0 (1995) Author: Nelson, Jane Relating to procedures for initiative and referendum. Senate: State Affairs No action taken in subcommittee
SB 798 74-0 (1995) Author: West, Royce Relating to a referendum on legalizing the carrying of concealed handguns. Senate: Criminal Justice Referred to Criminal Justice
SJR 34 74-0 (1995) Author: Nelson, Jane | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment to reserve to the people the powers of initiative and referendum. Senate: State Affairs Placed on Reg. Order of Business Calendar
SJR 35 74-0 (1995) Author: Ratliff, Bill Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing elections for the recall of school district trustees. Senate: Education Placed on Reg. Order of Business Calendar
SJR 41 74-0 (1995) Author: Wentworth, Jeff Proposing a constitutional amendment to reserve to the people the powers of initiative and referendum. Senate: State Affairs Postponed in subcommittee
HB 1279 73-0 (1993) Author: Yarbrough, Ken Relating to city or county procedures for abating certain nuisances. House: Transportation Left pending in committee
HB 1385 73-0 (1993) Author: Eckels, Robert | et. al. Relating to the recall of public officers elected or appointed for a term. House: State Affairs Coauthor Authorized
HB 1967 73-0 (1993) Author: Saunders, Robert
Sponsor: Armbrister, Kenneth
Relating to the authority of a county to hold a nonbinding referendum on matters affecting county property. House: County Affairs
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Effective in 90 days -- 8/30/93
HJR 29 73-0 (1993) Author: Heflin, Talmadge | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment to reserve to the people the powers of initiative and referendum. House: State Affairs Coauthor Authorized
HJR 68 73-0 (1993) Author: Eckels, Robert | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment to authorize recall elections for officers elected or appointed for a term. House: State Affairs Coauthor Authorized
SJR 32 73-0 (1993) Author: Nelson, Jane Proposing a constitutional amendment to reserve to the people the powers of initiative and referendum. Senate: State Affairs Left pending in committee
SJR 41 73-0 (1993) Author: Wentworth, Jeff Proposing a constitutional amendment to reserve to the people the powers of initiative and referendum. Senate: State Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 566 72-0 (1991) Author: Edwards, Al Relating to a nonbinding referendum on the question of using corporal punishment in addition to existing punishment for crimes. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to subcommittee
HB 1507 72-0 (1991) Author: Wilson, Ron Relating to a nonbinding referendum on the question of establishing a state lottery. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 1610 72-0 (1991) Author: Wilson, Ron Relating to a nonbinding referendum for certain metropolitan rapid transit authorities. House: Transportation Referred to subcommittee
HB 1868 72-0 (1991) Author: Turner, Sylvester | et. al. Relating to a binding referendum conducted by a mass transit authority. House: Transportation Referred to subcommittee
HB 2672 72-0 (1991) Author: Bailey, Kevin Relating to requiring an election before the adoption or implementation of a mobility fund expenditure plan by certain metropolitan rapid transit authorities. House: Transportation Referred to subcommittee
HJR 16 72-0 (1991) Author: Kamel, Ted Proposing a constitutional amendment to prohibit the imposition of personal income taxes unless approved by the voters of this state. House: Ways & Means Referred directly to subcommittee by chair
HJR 28 72-0 (1991) Author: Kamel, Ted | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment to prohibit the imposition of personal income taxes unless approved by the voters of this state. House: Ways & Means Referred directly to subcommittee by chair
HJR 61 72-0 (1991) Author: Patterson, Pete Proposing a constitutional amendment to authorize recall elections for elective offices. House: State Affairs Referred to subcommittee
HJR 91 72-0 (1991) Author: Williamson, Richard | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment to reserve to the people the power of initiative. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
HJR 92 72-0 (1991) Author: Williamson, Richard Proposing a constitutional amendment to reserve to the people the power of petition. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HJR 93 72-0 (1991) Author: Williamson, Richard Proposing a constitutional amendment to reserve to the people the power of ratification. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HJR 94 72-0 (1991) Author: Williamson, Richard | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment to reserve to the people the power of recall. House: State Affairs Coauthor Authorized
HJR 95 72-0 (1991) Author: Williamson, Richard | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment to reserve to the people the power of referendum. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
HJR 98 72-0 (1991) Author: Smith, Ashley Proposing a constitutional amendment to reserve to the people the power of referendum. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HJR 100 72-0 (1991) Author: Smith, Ashley Proposing a constitutional amendment to reserve to the people the power of initiative. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HJR 102 72-0 (1991) Author: Eckels, Robert Proposing a constitutional amendment to reserve to the people the powers of initiative and approval. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
SJR 40 72-0 (1991) Author: Krier, Cynthia Proposing a constitutional amendment to reserve to the people the powers of initiative and referendum. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 172 72-1 (1991) Author: Bailey, Kevin Relating to requiring an election before the adoption or implementation of a mobility fund expenditure plan by certain metropolitan rapid transit authorities. House: Transportation Referred to Transportation
HB 242 72-1 (1991) Author: Swinford, David Relating to the division of the State of Texas into two states. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 38 72-2 (1991) Author: Swinford, David Relating to the division of the State of Texas into two states. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 13 72-3 (1992) Author: Swinford, David Relating to the division of the State of Texas into two states. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 33 71-0 (1989) Author: Wilson, Ron | et. al. Relating to a nonbinding referendum on the question of establishing a state lottery. House: State Affairs Motion to table prevails
HB 710 71-0 (1989) Author: Williamson, Richard Relating to granting the commissioners court of any county the power to adopt ordinances and providing for popular referenda on the proposed ordinances. House: County Affairs Referred to County Affairs
HB 1575 71-0 (1989) Author: Arnold, Bill Relating to a referendum ordered by an executive committee of a political party. House: Elections Pending in committee
HB 2056 71-0 (1989) Author: Wilson, Ron Relating to a nonbinding referendum on the question of determining public policy. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 2467 71-0 (1989) Author: Pennington, Randy | et. al. Relating to a non-binding referendum on the establishment of English as the official language in which the business and affairs of the government are conducted in Texas. House: State Affairs Pending in committee
HJR 27 71-0 (1989) Author: Williamson, Richard | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment to reserve to the people the power of initiative. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HJR 28 71-0 (1989) Author: Williamson, Richard | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment to reserve to the people the power of petition. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HJR 29 71-0 (1989) Author: Williamson, Richard | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment to reserve to the people the power of ratification. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HJR 30 71-0 (1989) Author: Williamson, Richard | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment to reserve to the people the power of recall. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HJR 31 71-0 (1989) Author: Williamson, Richard | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment to reserve to the people the power of referendum. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SJR 61 71-0 (1989) Author: Krier, Cynthia Proposing a constitutional amendment to reserve to the people the power of initiative. Senate: State Affairs Referred to s/c on Elections
SJR 62 71-0 (1989) Author: Krier, Cynthia Proposing a constitutional amendment to reserve to the people the power of petition. Senate: State Affairs Referred to s/c on Elections
SJR 63 71-0 (1989) Author: Krier, Cynthia Proposing a constitutional amendment to reserve to the people the power of ratification. Senate: State Affairs Referred to s/c on Elections
SJR 64 71-0 (1989) Author: Krier, Cynthia Proposing a constitutional amendment to reserve to the people the power of recall. Senate: State Affairs Referred to s/c on Elections
SJR 65 71-0 (1989) Author: Krier, Cynthia Proposing a constitutional amendment to reserve to the people the power of referendum. Senate: State Affairs Referred to s/c on Elections
HB 5 71-1 (1989) Author: Wilson, Ron Relating to a nonbinding referendum on the question of establishing a state lottery. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 140 71-1 (1989) Author: Crawford, Richard Relating to a nonbinding referendum on the issue of abortion. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 42 71-2 (1989) Author: Wilson, Ron Relating to a nonbinding referendum on the question of establishing a state lottery for the support of the public free schools. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 18 71-3 (1990) Author: Wilson, Ron Relating to a nonbinding referendum on the question of establishing a state lottery for the support of the public free schools. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 9 71-4 (1990) Author: Wilson, Ron Relating to a nonbinding referendum on the question of establishing a state lottery for the support of the public free schools. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 168 71-4 (1990) Author: Wilson, Ron Relating to a nonbinding referendum on the question of establishing a state lottery for the support of the public free schools. Filed
SB 72 71-4 (1990) Author: Sims, Bill Relating to a non-binding referendum on the question of retaining daylight saving time. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 435 70-0 (1987) Author: Ceverha, Bill Relating to a referendum in a school district on the issue of participation in the Foundation School Program. House: Public Education Referred to Public Education
HB 961 70-0 (1987) Author: Valigura, Keith Relating to the recall of certain county and precinct officers. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 1674 70-0 (1987) Author: Hury, James Relating to the circumstances under which a home-rule municipality may hold a nonbinding referendum. House: Urban Affairs Laid on the table subject to call
HB 1675 70-0 (1987) Author: Hury, James
Sponsor: Armbrister, Kenneth
Relating to the circumstances under which a home-rule municipality may hold a nonbinding referendum. House: Urban Affairs
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Effective in 90 days-8/31/87
HB 1890 70-0 (1987) Author: Arnold, Bill
Sponsor: Johnson, Eddie
Relating to a referendum ordered by executive committee of a political party. House: Elections
Senate: State Affairs
Failed to receive affirmative vote
HB 2536 70-0 (1987) Author: Berlanga, Hugo Relating to the date of the referendum on the question of legalization of pari-mutuel wagering under the Texas Racing Act. House: Urban Affairs Referred to Urban Affairs
HJR 13 70-0 (1987) Author: Williamson, Richard Proposing a constitutional amendment to reserve to the people the power of ratification. House: State Affairs Coauthor authorized
HJR 14 70-0 (1987) Author: Williamson, Richard Proposing a constitutional amendment to reserve to the people the power of recall. House: State Affairs Coauthor authorized
HJR 15 70-0 (1987) Author: Williamson, Richard Proposing a constitutional amendment to reserve to the people the power of referendum. House: State Affairs Coauthor authorized
HJR 16 70-0 (1987) Author: Williamson, Richard Proposing a constitutional amendment to reserve to the people the power of initiative. House: State Affairs Coauthor authorized
HJR 28 70-0 (1987) Author: Staniswalis, Chip Proposing a constitutional amendment to reserve to the people the powers of initiative and referendum. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HJR 31 70-0 (1987) Author: Whaley, Foster Proposing a constitutional amendment prohibiting the imposition of personal and corporate net income taxes unless approved in a statewide referendum. House: Ways & Means Pending in committee
HJR 38 70-0 (1987) Author: Patterson, Pete Proposing a constitutional amendment to reserve in the people the powers of initiative and referendum. House: State Affairs Coauthor authorized
HJR 53 70-0 (1987) Author: Valigura, Keith Proposing a constitutional amendment to authorize the legislature to provide for the recall of county and precinct officers. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HJR 94 70-0 (1987) Author: Eckels, Robert Proposing a constitutional amendment to reserve to the people the powers of initiative and approval. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 1408 70-0 (1987) Author: Harris, O.H.
Sponsor: Berlanga, Hugo
Relating to the date of the referendum on the question of legalization of pari-mutuel wagering under the Texas Racing Act. House: Urban Affairs
Senate: Economic Development
1st Printing sent to Comm. on Cal.
HB 27 70-2 (1987) Author: Criss, Lloyd Relating to the date of the referendum on the question on legalization of pari-mutuel wagering under the Texas Racing Act. House: Urban Affairs Referred to Urban Affairs
HB 162 70-2 (1987) Author: Hammond, Bill Relating to the appointment of the members of the State Board of Education. House: Government Organization Referred to Government Organization
SB 25 70-2 (1987) Author: Harris, O.H. Relating to the date of the referendum on the question of legalization of pari-mutuel wagering under the Texas Racing Act. Senate: Economic Development No action taken in committee
SB 86 70-2 (1987) Author: Parker, Carl
Sponsor: Hammond, Bill
Relating to the election of appointment of members of the State Board of Education. House: Government Organization
Senate: Education
Effective in 90 days-10/20/87
SCR 42 70-2 (1987) Author: Brooks, Chet
Sponsor: Haley, Bill
Directing the Senate Engrossing and Enrolling Clerk to correct SB 86. Signed by the Governor
HB 23 69-0 (1985) Author: Wilson, Ron Relating to a nonbinding referendum on the question of establishing a state lottery. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 209 69-0 (1985) Author: Waldrop, Tom Relating to nonbinding referenda concerning the Limestone County local road law. House: County Affairs Referred to subcommittee
HB 722 69-0 (1985) Author: Criss, Lloyd Relating to the authorization of state-regulated pari-mutuel wagering on greyhound racing in certain counties, subject to approval by the voters of the county voting at an election; providing penalties. House: Urban Affairs No action taken in committee
HB 739 69-0 (1985) Author: Criss, Lloyd Providing an opportunity through initiative and referendum for voters in certain areas in this state which the legislature finds to be in need of stimulation of tourism to decide by initiative and referendum if they desire to allow regulated greyhound or horse racing with parimutuel wagering on the results thereof to be conducted in their county; creating Texas Greyhound Racing Commission and the Texas Horse Racing Commission and defining their powers and duties; providing for the establishment and operation of greyhound or horse racing facilities in counties after approval by voters thereof at an election; imposing taxes on revenues of such facilities, dedicating money received by the Commissions and collected from the taxes; authorizing penalties and making appropriations. House: Urban Affairs Referred to Urban Affairs
HB 1719 69-0 (1985) Author: Wallace III, Ralph Relating to a nonbinding referendum on the question of locating a federal high-level nuclear waste disposal facility in this state. House: Environmental Affairs Referred to Environmental Affairs
HB 2328 69-0 (1985) Author: Danburg, Debra Relating to a non-binding referendum on the question of legalizing horse racing with pari-mutuel wagering. House: Urban Affairs Referred to Urban Affairs
HJR 4 69-0 (1985) Author: Lee, Don Proposing a constitutional amendment to reserve to the people the powers of initiative and referendum. House: State Affairs Coauthor authorized
HJR 11 69-0 (1985) Author: Smith, Carlyle Proposing a constitutional amendment to provide for the power of initiative and referendum. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 917 69-0 (1985) Author: Washington, Craig Relating to a statewide referendum about, and to the authorization of, state-regulated pari-mutuel wagering on greyhound racing in certain counties, subject to approval by the voters of the county voting at an election; providing penalties. Senate: Economic Development Referred to subcommittee
HB 29 69-2 (1986) Author: Gilley, Smith Relating to a nonbinding referendum on the question of horse racing with pari-mutuel wagering on a local option basis. House: Urban Affairs Testimony received in committee
HB 34 69-2 (1986) Author: Wilson, Ron Relating to nonbinding referendums on the question of establishing a state lottery. House: State Affairs Laid on table subj. to call in comm.
HB 59 69-2 (1986) Author: Wilson, Ron Relating to a nonbinding referendum on establishing a state lottery and permitting pari-mutuel wagering on a county option basis. House: State Affairs Laid on table subj. to call in comm.
HJR 3 69-2 (1986) Author: Evans, Charles Proposing a constitutional amendment to reserve to the people the powers of initiative and referendum. House: State Affairs Coauthor authorized
SB 56 69-2 (1986) Author: Harris, O.H. Relating to a referendum on the question of pari-mutuel wagering under the Texas Racing Act on a county-by-county local option basis. Senate: Economic Development Tagged in committee
HJR 2 69-3 (1986) Author: Eckels, Robert Proposing a constitutional amendment to reserve to the people the powers of referendum and approval. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 2280 68-0 (1983) Author: Schlueter, Stan Relating to recall of members of the appraisal district board of directors. House: Ways & Means See remarks
HJR 2 68-0 (1983) Author: Smith, Carlyle Proposing a constitutional amendment to reserve in the people the powers of initiative and referendum. House: State Affairs No action taken
HJR 6 68-0 (1983) Author: Bush, Bob Proposing a constitutional amendment to restore to the people the power of initiative. House: State Affairs Referred to Committee on State Affairs
HJR 55 68-0 (1983) Author: Evans, Charles Proposing a constitutional amendment to provide for the power of initiative and referendum. House: State Affairs No action taken
HJR 107 68-0 (1983) Author: Shaw, Larry Proposing a constitutional amendment to allow the legislature to provide a method to remove members of the Public Utility Commission at a recall election. House: State Affairs See remarks
SB 16 68-0 (1983) Author: Brown, J.E. Relating to a nonbinding referendum on the performance of federal district judges. Senate: State Affairs Referred to Committee on State Affairs
HB 85 68-2 (1984) Author: Wilson, Ron Relating to the procedures by which a statewide nonbinding referendum is conducted. House: Elections Referred to Committee on Elections
HJR 7 68-2 (1984) Author: Lee, Don Proposing a constitutional amendment to reserve to the people the powers of initiative and referendum. House: State Affairs Referred to Committee on State Affairs
HB 303 67-0 (1981) Author: Gibson, Jay Relating to a nonbinding referendum on the question of exempting the state from the observance of daylight saving time. House: State Affairs No action taken
HB 473 67-0 (1981) Author: Hudson III, Samuel Relating to a referendum on the question of electing the governing body of a political subdivision with taxing authority. House: Intergovernmental Affairs Committee laid on table subject to call
HB 1429 67-0 (1981) Author: Salinas, Froy Relating to voters' petitions requesting submission of measures in elections of political subdivisions. House: Elections Referred to subcommittee
HB 1443 67-0 (1981) Author: Wieting, Leroy J. Relating to the removal of school trustees by recall. House: Public Education Coauthor authorized
HB 1819 67-0 (1981) Author: Green, Gene Providing for a referendum in counties of more that 2,000,000 for turnpike projects. House: Transportation Referred to Committee on Transportation
HB 1887 67-0 (1981) Author: London, David Providing for an expression of public opinion on the question of the division of the state into the states of North Texas, East Texas, South Texas, West Texas, and Central Texas. House: State Affairs Referred to Committee on State Affairs
HJR 2 67-0 (1981) Author: Smith, Carlyle Proposing a constitutional amendment to reserve in the people the powers of initiative and referendum. House: Constitutional Amendments Committee laid on table subject to call
HJR 4 67-0 (1981) Author: Kubiak, Dan Proposing a constitutional amendment to reserve in the people the powers of initiative and referendum. House: Constitutional Amendments Referred to subcommittee
HJR 45 67-0 (1981) Author: Bush, Bob Proposing a constitutional amendment to restore to the people the power of initiative. House: Constitutional Amendments Referred to subcommittee
HJR 46 67-0 (1981) Author: Wieting, Leroy J. Proposing a constitutional amendment to authorize the legislature to provide by law for the removal of school trustees by recall. House: Constitutional Amendments Coauthor authorized
HJR 60 67-0 (1981) Author: Sharp, John Proposing a constitutional amendment to provide for the power of initiative and referendum. House: Constitutional Amendments Record vote
HJR 92 67-0 (1981) Author: Wright, Brad Proposing a constitutional amendment to reserve in the people the power of referendum. House: Constitutional Amendments Referred to Committee on Constitutional Amendments
SB 673 67-0 (1981) Author: Mengden, Walter Relating to the power of initiative and referendum regrading zoning matters in a home-rule city. Senate: Intergovernmental Relations No action taken
SB 1224 67-0 (1981) Author: Mengden, Walter Relating to analyses of initiative and referendum measures. Senate: Jurisprudence No action taken
SCR 73 67-0 (1981) Author: Mengden, Walter Memorializing Congress to initiate a constitutional amendment providing for intitiative and referendum. Senate: Jurisprudence Referred to subcommittee
SJR 2 67-0 (1981) Author: Mengden, Walter Proposing a constitutional amendment to reserve in the pople the powers of initiative and referendum. Senate: Jurisprudence Referred to subcommittee
HB 141 67-1 (1981) Author: Smith, Carlyle Relating to analyses of initiative and referendum measures. House: Elections Referred to Committee on Elections
HCR 30 67-1 (1981) Author: Smith, Carlyle Memorializing Congress to propose to the states an amendment to the United States Constitution providing for initiative and referendum at the federal level. House: State Affairs Referred to subcommittee
HJR 12 67-1 (1981) Author: Smith, Carlyle Proposing a constitutional amendment to reserve in the people the powers of initiative and referendum. House: Constitutional Amendments Referred to Committee on Constitutional Amendments
SB 18 67-1 (1981) Author: Mengden, Walter Relating to analyses of initiative and referendum measures. Senate: Jurisprudence No action taken
SCR 11 67-1 (1981) Author: Mengden, Walter Memorializing Congress to propose a constitutional amendment providing for initiative and referendum at the federal level. Senate: Jurisprudence No action taken
SJR 7 67-1 (1981) Author: Mengden, Walter Proposing a constitutional amendment to reserve in the people the powers of initiative and referendum. Senate: Jurisprudence No action taken
HB 8 67-2 (1982) Author: Smith, Carlyle Relating to analyses of initiative and referendum measures. House: Elections Referred to Committee on Elections
HCR 10 67-2 (1982) Author: Smith, Carlyle Requesting Congress to propose a constitutional amendment providing for initiative and referendum. House: State Affairs Referred to Committee on State Affairs
HJR 9 67-2 (1982) Author: Smith, Carlyle Proposing a constitutional amendment to reserve in the people the powers of initiative and referendum. House: Constitutional Amendments Referred to Committee on Constitutional Amendments
SB 3 67-2 (1982) Author: Mengden, Walter Relating to analyses of initiative and referendum measures. Senate: Jurisprudence Referred to Committee on Jurisprudence
SCR 2 67-2 (1982) Author: Mengden, Walter Requesting Congress to propose a constitutional amendment providing for initiative and referendum. Senate: Jurisprudence Referred to Committee on Jurisprudence
SJR 4 67-2 (1982) Author: Mengden, Walter Proposing a constitutional amendment to reserve in the people the powers of initiative and referendum. Senate: Jurisprudence Referred to Committee on Jurisprudence
HB 259 66-0 (1979) Author: Bock II, Bennie Relating to separate ballots for submission of propositions. House: Elections Referred to subcommittee
HB 1419 66-0 (1979) Author: Hendricks, Bob Relating to a nonbinding referendum on the question of tax relief for school districts. House: Ways & Means Referred to Committee on Ways & Means
HB 1895 66-0 (1979) Author: Lauhoff, Herman E. Relating to provisions for the removal of members of the governing boards of certain districts and authorities. House: Natural Resources Scheduled for public hearing on . . . . . .
HB 2056 66-0 (1979) Author: DeLay, Tom Relating to referenda on the primary election ballot. House: Elections Referred to subcommittee
HB 2112 66-0 (1979) Author: Polk, Mary Proposing a constitutional amendment to reserve in the people the power of initiative. House: Constitutional Amendments Referred to Committee on Constitutional Amendments
HJR 2 66-0 (1979) Author: Smith, Carlyle Proposing a constitutional amendment to reserve in the people the powers of initiative and referendum with respect to the power of taxation by the state or by political subdivisions. House: Constitutional Amendments Referred to subcommittee
HJR 3 66-0 (1979) Author: Smith, Carlyle Proposing a constitutional amendment to reserve in the people the powers of initiative and referendum. House: Constitutional Amendments Failure to suspend the rules
HJR 9 66-0 (1979) Author: Cartwright, Donald Proposing to amend Articles III and XVII of the Texas Constitution so as to reserve in the people the powers of initiative and referendum. House: Constitutional Amendments Referred to subcommittee
HJR 27 66-0 (1979) Author: Close, G.R. "Bob" Proposing a constitutional amendment to reserve in the people the powers of initiative and referendum. House: Constitutional Amendments Referred to subcommittee
HJR 44 66-0 (1979) Author: Caraway, Bill Proposing a constitutional amendment to reserve in the people the powers of initiative and referendum. House: Constitutional Amendments Referred to subcommittee
HJR 55 66-0 (1979) Author: Wright, Brad Proposing a constitutional amendment to reserve in the people the powers of initiative and referendum. House: Constitutional Amendments Referred to subcommittee
HJR 57 66-0 (1979) Author: Kubiak, Dan Proposing a constitutional amendment to reserve in the people the powers of initiative and referendum. House: Constitutional Amendments Referred to subcommittee
HJR 65 66-0 (1979) Author: Davis, Bob Proposing a constitutional amendment relating to the power of initiative. House: Constitutional Amendments Referred to subcommittee
HJR 66 66-0 (1979) Author: Tejeda, Frank Proposing a constitutional amendment to authorize the legislature to provide by law for the removal of elective public officers by recall. House: Constitutional Amendments Scheduled for public hearing on . . . . . .
HJR 79 66-0 (1979) Author: Wright, Brad Proposing a constitutional amendment to reserve in the people the power of referendum. House: Constitutional Amendments Coauthor authorized
HJR 117 66-0 (1979) Author: Wallace III, Ralph Proposing to amend the Texas Constitution so as to reserve in the people the powers and initiative and referendum. House: Constitutional Amendments Referred to subcommittee
HJR 132 66-0 (1979) Author: Polk, Mary Proposing a constitutional amendment to reserve in the people the power of initiative. House: Constitutional Amendments Coauthor authorized
SB 215 66-0 (1979) Author: Mengden, Walter Relating to submission of measures to the voters of a political party at its general primary election. Senate: State Affairs Removed from local and uncontested calendar
SB 723 66-0 (1979) Author: Jones, Grant
Sponsor: Gibson, Joe
Relating to referenda submitted on the ballot in the general primary election; providing penalties. House: Elections
Senate: State Affairs
Notice given -1 hour to suspend rules to consider
SB 1081 66-0 (1979) Author: Clower, Ron Relating to referenda submitted on the ballot in the general primary election; providing penalties. Senate: State Affairs Referred to Committee on State Affairs
SB 1205 66-0 (1979) Author: Mengden, Walter Relating to analyses of initiative and referendum measures. Senate: Jurisprudence Referred to Committee on Jurisprudence
SB 1206 66-0 (1979) Author: Andujar, Betty Relating to referenda submitted on the primary election ballot. Senate: State Affairs Scheduled for public hearing on . . . . . .
SCR 88 66-0 (1979) Author: Mengden, Walter Memorializing Congress to initiate an amendment providing for initiative and referendum on the federal level. Senate: Jurisprudence Referred to Committee on Jurisprudence
SJR 5 66-0 (1979) Author: Mengden, Walter Proposing to amend the Texas Constitution so as to reserve in the people the powers of initiative and referendum. Senate: Jurisprudence Referred to subcommittee
SJR 9 66-0 (1979) Author: Clower, Ron Proposing a constitutional amendment to reserve in the people the powers of initiative, referendum and recall. Senate: Jurisprudence Referred to subcommittee
SJR 17 66-0 (1979) Author: Price, Bob Proposing to amend the Texas Constitution so as to reserve in the people the powers of initiative and referendum. Senate: Jurisprudence Referred to subcommittee
HB 1447 65-0 (1977) Author: Ribak, Abraham D. Relating to removal of elective public officers of the state and its political subdivisions by recall elections and to filling vacancies created by this method of removal; making the Act effective only upon the adoption of constitutional amendment. House: Elections Referred to Committee on Elections
HB 2078 65-0 (1977) Author: Wright, Brad Providing a procedure whereby the governing body of certain cities, towns and villages may hold a spcial election to determine whether or not powers of recall, initative and referendum powers shall be adopted by such a city. House: Intergovernmental Affairs Referred to Committee on Intergovernmental Affairs
HCR 165 65-0 (1977) Author: Garcia, Matt Providing for a referendum on legalizing pari-mutuel wagering in horse racing. House: Intergovernmental Affairs Referred to Committee on Intergovernmental Affairs
HJR 53 65-0 (1977) Author: Ribak, Abraham D. Proposing to amend the Texas Constitution so as to reserve in the people the powers of initiative and referendum. House: Constitutional Amendments Coauthor authorized
HJR 69 65-0 (1977) Author: Ribak, Abraham D. Proposing and amendment of the Texas Constitution to authorize removal of elective public officers of the state and of political subdivisions of the state by recall. House: Constitutional Amendments Referred to Committee on Constitutional Amendments
SB 1159 65-0 (1977) Author: Moore, W.T. "Bill" Providing a procedure whereby the governing body of certain cities, towns, and villages may hold a special election to determine whether or not powers of recall, initiative, and referendum shall be adopted by such city; providing rules and procedures for the exercise of such powers; providing for a method of repeal of this article. House: Intergovernmental Affairs
Senate: State Affairs
Referred to Committee on Intergovernmental Affairs
SJR 35 65-0 (1977) Author: Mengden, Walter So as to reserve in the people the powers of initiative and referendum. Senate: State Affairs Referred to subcommittee
HB 39 65-2 (1978) Author: Hendricks, Bob Relating to a non-binding referendum on the question of tax relief for school districts. House: Constitutional Amendments Notice given- 1 hour to suspend rules to consider
HB 43 65-2 (1978) Author: Bush, Bob Relating to a nonbinding referendum on the question of tax relief for school districts. House: Ways & Means Referred to Committee on Ways and Means
HB 47 65-2 (1978) Author: Salinas, Froy Relating to a nonbinding referendum on the question of property tax relief in cities, towns, and villages. House: Ways & Means Referred to Committee on Ways and Means
HJR 6 65-2 (1978) Author: Smith, Carlyle Proposing to amend the Texas Constitution so as to reserve in the people the powers of initiative and referendum with respect to the power of taxation by the state or by political subdivisions. House: Constitutional Amendments Coauthor authorized
HJR 12 65-2 (1978) Author: Ribak, Abraham D. Proposing an amendment of the Texas Constitution so as to reserve in the people the powers of initiative and referendum. House: Constitutional Amendments Considered by committee in public hearing
HJR 48 65-2 (1978) Author: Davis, Bob Proposing a constitutional amendment relating to the power of initiative. House: Constitutional Amendments Referred to Committee on Constitutional Amendments
HJR 55 65-2 (1978) Author: Wallace III, Ralph Proposing to amend the Texas Constitution so as to reserve in the people the powers of initiative and referendum. House: Constitutional Amendments Referred to Committee on Constitutional Amendments
SB 17 65-2 (1978) Author: Aikin, Jr., A.M.
Sponsor: Presnal, Bill
Making an appropriation to pay for the cost of publication of notice of proposed constitutional amendments. House: Appropriations
Senate: Finance
Signed by Governor
SB 18 65-2 (1978) Author: Jones, Gene
Sponsor: McBee, Susan Gurley
Relating to the arrangement on the ballot of certain proposed constitutional amendments. House: Elections
Senate: Administration
Effective immediately
SJR 5 65-2 (1978) Author: Mengden, Walter Proposing to amend the Texas Constitution so as to reserve in the people the powers of initiative and referendum. Senate: State Affairs Coauthor authorized
HB 65 64-0 (1975) Author: Kaster, James J. Relating to a referendum election on the establishment of a state lottery in Texas. House: State Affairs Referred to Committee on State Affairs
HB 84 64-0 (1975) Author: Kubiak, Dan
Sponsor: Longoria, Raul
Providing for a referendum on the issue of daylight saving time. House: State Affairs
Senate: State Affairs
Referred to subcommittee
HB 297 64-0 (1975) Author: Pentony, Joe Providing for a referendum election on the question of electing the members of the city's governing body by single-member districts in certain cities; making other provisions in regard to the election of the governing body by single-member districts. House: Intergovernmental Affairs Referred to subcommittee
HB 666 64-0 (1975) Author: Preston, George L. Providing for a nonbinding referendum election on the issue of rescinding the state's ratification of the proposed amendment to the Constitution of the United States relative to equal rights for men and women. House: State Affairs Reported from committee with substitute
HB 1487 64-0 (1975) Author: Agnich, Fred Providing for an expression of public opinion on the question of the division of the state into the states of North Texas, East Texas, South Texas, West Texas, and Central Texas. House: State Affairs Referred to Committee on State Affairs
HB 1770 64-0 (1975) Author: Denton, Lane To prescribe the process for the calling of a Constitutional Convention to convene on May 17, 1976; to provide the qualifications of delegates and for the election of delegates; to provide for a preconvention planning committee; to provide for the authority and operation of the convention; to provide for the compensation of delegates; to provide for the submission of convention proposals. House: Constitutional Revision Referred to Committee on Constitutional Revision
HB 2239 64-0 (1975) Author: Heatly, W.S. "Bill" Providing for a nonbinding referendum election on questions relating to public school financing. House: Public Education Rules suspended
SB 659 64-0 (1975) Author: Gammage, R.A. "Bob" Providing for an expression of public opinion of the question of the division of the state into the states of North Texas, East Texas, South Texas, West Texas, and Central Texas. Senate: State Affairs Referred to Committee on State Affairs
SJR 35 64-0 (1975) Author: Mengden, Walter | et. al. Amending Constitution to reserve in the people the powers of initiative and referendum. Senate: Texas Constitution Co-author authorized
HB 47 63-0 (1973) Author: Kaster, James J. Relating to referendum election on proposals for raising revenue for the support of the state government; providing for submission of propositions on establishment of a state lottery and on legalizing and taxing pari-mutual wagering on horse races in Texas; and declaring an emergency. House: State Affairs Referred to Committee on State Affairs
HB 445 63-0 (1973) Author: Allred, Dave Relating to removal of elective public officers of the state and its political subdivisions by recall elections and to filing vancancies created by this method of removal; making the Act effective only upon the adoption of a constitutional amendment. House: Elections Referred to subcommittee
HB 455 63-0 (1973) Author: Pentony, Joe Providing for a referendum election on the question of electing the members of the city's governing body by single-member districts in certain cities; making other provisions in regard to the election of the governing body by single-member districts; and declaring an emergency. House: Intergovernmental Affairs Subcommittee hearing notice posted
HB 611 63-0 (1973) Author: Doran, Jr., Hilary B. Providing for a referendum on the issue of daylight saving time; and declaring an emergency. House: State Affairs
Senate: Administration
Referred to Committee on Administration
HB 957 63-0 (1973) Author: Hutchison, Ray Declaring an State Policy as to an alternate method of electing the governing bodies of certain municipalities and making findings with respect thereto; providing methods for the adoption of this act by optional and anticipatory referendum elections as to cities under and over 150,000 population and for mandatory and anticipatory referendum elections for cities over 600,000 population; providing procedures for the conduct of elections to adopt this Act; stating the method by which by ordinance cities adopting this Act may implement a plan of single-member district elections, or combination plans therewith; providing statutory standards and limitations as to the content of said ordinances; providing that certain matters shall continue to be controlled by the charters of cities adopting this Act; specifying the consequences of failure to pass necessary ordinances implementing this Act after its adoption by the voters; specifying the qualifications of candidates desiring to be elected from single-member districts; providing for elections for at large places; providing for compliance by any referendum election; providing for subsequent elections hereunder including provisions for repealing the action of a prior election; providing for severability and declaring an emergency. House: Intergovernmental Affairs Received from House
HB 1054 63-0 (1973) Author: Ragsdale, Paul Declaring a state policy as to an alternate method of electing the governing bodies of certain municipalities and making findings with respect thereto; providing methods for the adoption of this act by optional and anticipatory referendum elections as to cities under and over 150,000 population and for mandatory and anticipatory referendum elections for cities over 600,000 population; providing procedures for the conduct of elections to adopt this act; stating the method by which by ordinance cities adopting this act may implement a plan of single-member district elections, or combination plans therewith; providing statutory standards and limitations as to the content of said ordinances; providing that certain matters shall continue to be controlled by the charters of cities adopting this Act; specifying the consequences of failure to pass necessary ordinances implementing this Act after its adoption by the voters; specifying the qualifications of candidates desiring to be elected from single-member districts; providing for elections for at large places; providing for compliance by any referendum election; providing for subsequent elections hereunder including provisions for repealing the action of a prior election; providing for severability. House: Intergovernmental Affairs Subcommittee hearing date
HB 1060 63-0 (1973) Author: Hutchison, Ray Declaring a state policy as to an alternate method of electing governing bodies of certain municipalities and making findings with respect thereto; providing methods for the adoption of this Act by optional and anticipatory referendum elections as to cities under 150,000 population and for optional and anticipatory referendum elections for cities over 150,000 population; providing procedures for the conduct of elections to adopt this Act; stating the method by which by ordinance cities adopting this Act may implement a plan of single-member district elections, or combination plans therewith; providing statutory standards and limitations as to the content of said ordinances; providing that certain matters shall continue to be controlled by the charters of cities adopting this Act; specifying the consequences of failure to pass necessary ordinances implementing this Act after its adoption by the voters; specifying the qualifications of candidates desiring to be elected from single-member districts; providing for elections for at large places; providing for compliance by any referendum election; providing for subsequent elections hereunder including provision or repealing the actions of a prior elections; providing for severability. House: Intergovernmental Affairs Subcommittee hearing date
HB 1075 63-0 (1973) Author: Rodriguez, Lindsey Relating to referendum elections for fixing salaries of members of the legislature; making the holding of the first election contingent on the submission of a constitutional amendment; making the effectiveness of the first election and the provisions for the holding of subsequent elections contingent on the adoption of the constitutional amendment. House: Rules Referred to subcommittee
HB 1394 63-0 (1973) Author: Kaster, James J. Relating to a referendum election on proposals for raising revenue for the support of the state government; providing for submission of propositions on establishment of a state lottery in Texas. House: State Affairs Considered in public hearing
HJR 4 63-0 (1973) Author: Rodriguez, Lindsey Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the State of Texas to provide for setting the salaries of members of the legislature by referendum elections and to change the provisions relating to per diem and mileage payable to the members. House: Rules Referred to subcommittee
HJR 21 63-0 (1973) Author: Allred, Dave Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to provide for removal of elective officers of the state and the political subdivisions of the state by recall. House: Elections Referred to subcommittee
HJR 23 63-0 (1973) Author: Nabers, Lynn Proposing a constitutional amendment to provide an additional method of proposing amendments to the constitution, in the form of the initiative. House: State Affairs Referred to subcommittee
SB 473 63-0 (1973) Author: Santiesteban, H. Relating to a referendum election on proposals for raising revenue for the support of the state government; providing for submission of propositions on establishment of a state lottery in Texas. Senate: State Affairs Reported by subcommittee favorably
HB 201 62-0 (1971) Author: Allred, Dave Relating to removal of elective public officers of the state and its political subdivisions by recall elections and to filling vacancies created by this method of removal.
HB 237 62-0 (1971) Author: Doran, Jr., Hilary B. Relating to providing for a referendum on the issue of standard time (daylight saving time).
HB 850 62-0 (1971) Author: Bowers, Sid | et. al. Relating to the removing of public officers by recall elections.
HB 1005 62-0 (1971)
HB 1096 62-0 (1971) Author: Coats, Sam | et. al. Relating to the use of state funds for private and parochial primary and secondary schools.
HB 1279 62-0 (1971) Author: Blythe, W.J. "Bill" Relating to the removal of certain trustees of school districts by recall elections and to filling vacancies created by this method of removal; making the Act effective only on adoption of a constitutional amendment.
HB 1499 62-0 (1971) Author: Rodriguez, Lindsey Relating to referendum elections for fixing salaries of Members of the Legislature.
HB 1500 62-0 (1971) Author: Rodriguez, Lindsey Relating to referendum elections for the fixing of salaries of Members of the Legislature.
HB 1803 62-0 (1971) Author: McAlister, R.B. Relating to providing for a referendum on the question of adopting a new state song.
HCR 111 62-0 (1971) Author: Mengden, Walter Concerning referendum proposition for first primary election in 1972.
HJR 6 62-0 (1971) Author: Blythe, W.J. "Bill" Providing an amendment to Article VII of the Texas Constitution to provide the removal of trustees of the school districts of the State by recall elections.
HJR 17 62-0 (1971) Author: Allred, Dave Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the Legislature to provide for removal of elected officers of the state and the political subdivisions of the state by recall.
HJR 34 62-0 (1971) Author: Kaster, James J. | et. al. Providing an amendment to provide for home-rule powers and consolidation of powers for the city of El Paso and El Paso upon local referendum.
HJR 40 62-0 (1971) Author: Niland, Tom Proposing an amendment to provide for home-rule powers and consolidation of powers for any county in the state and the city or cities in the county upon referendum.
HJR 55 62-0 (1971) Author: Rodriguez, Lindsey Proposing an amendment to provide for setting the salaries of members of the Legislature by referendum elections and to change the provisions relating to the per diem and mileage payable to the members.
HJR 86 62-0 (1971) Author: Rodriguez, Lindsey Proposing an amendment to provide for setting the salaries of members of the Legislature by referendum elections, and to change the provisions relating to per diem and mileage payable to the members.
HJR 93 62-0 (1971) Author: Moore, Aubry L. Proposing an amendment to empower the legislature to enact laws authorizing the private citizen in his capacity as such to file a quo warranto proceeding.
SCR 6 62-1 (1971) Author: Connally, Wayne Providing for a referendum on the issue of daylight savings time.
HCR 22 62-2 (1972) Author: Hawn, Joe Requesting the Secretary of State to place on the November General Election ballot a referendum on the subject of bussing(SIC).
HCR 108 61-0 (1969)
SB 97 61-0 (1969) Author: Watson, Jr., Murray Relating to providing for an expression of public opinion on daylight saving time in Texas.
SCR 90 61-0 (1969)
SJR 16 61-0 (1969) Author: Bernal, Joseph J. Relating to proposing a constitutional amendment reserving to the people certain legislative power in the form of the initiative.
SCR 23 61-1 (1969) Author: Bernal, Joseph J. | et. al. Proposing a primary referendum on lowering the voting age in Texas to 18.
SCR 10 61-2 (1969) Author: Bernal, Joseph J. | et. al. Proposing a primary referendum on lowering the voting age in Texas to 18.
SB 598 60-0 (1967) Author: Berry, Virgil E. "Red" Relating to providing for an expression of public opinion on the question of legalized pari-mutuel wagering on horse races in Texas.
HB 131 58-0 (1963) Author: Berry, Virgil E. "Red" | et. al. Relating to submitting the question of legalized parimutuel wagering in Bexar County to the voters in the first Democratic primary in 1964 for an expression of public opinion.
HJR 65 58-0 (1963) Author: Morgan, Richard L. "Dick" Relating to proposing a constitutional amendment reserving to the people, under prescribed initiative and referendum procedures, the power to propose laws and amendments to the Constitution, and to adopt or reject the same, at the polls independent of the Legislature, and also the power, at their own option, to so adopt or reject any Act, or section or part of any Act, passed by the Legislature.
HB 24 57-0 (1961) Author: Roberts, Wesley Brownlee | et. al. Relating to amending a certain Statute authorizing the Legislature to submit a question to the qualified voters of the State at any general or special election, in order to obtain an expression of public opinion in connection with pending or future legislation.
HB 30 57-0 (1961) Author: Fletcher, Henry A. Relating to amending a certain Statute authorizing the Legislature to submit a question to the qualified voters of the State at any general or special election held pursuant to existing authority in order to obtain an expression of public opinion in connection with pending or future legislation; providing for the submission of such question at the special election to be held on April 4, 1961.
HB 777 57-0 (1961) Author: Berry, Virgil E. "Red" Relating to submitting the question of legalized parimutuel wagering on horse races in Dallas, Tarrant, Harris, Galveston, Bexar, Hidalgo, Cameron, Webb and Midland Counties to the voters in the General Election to be held in November, 1962, for an expression of public opinion.
HJR 18 57-0 (1961) Author: Whitfield, Jr., Joseph Charles "Whit" | et. al. Relating to proposing an amendment to the Constitution of Texas requiring the Legislature to provide a method of procedure for removing any elective county officer or any school board trustee by a recall election.
HB 451 56-0 (1959) Author: Johnston, Dean Francis Relating to authorizing the posting of propositions on the door of the voting machine in elections where voting machines are used, in lieu of printing the full proposition on the ballot, where the ballot frame will not accommodate the full proposition.
SJR 14 55-0 (1957) Author: Martin, Crawford Collins Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of Texas providing that the Legislature be authorized to pass laws for the purpose of recall of certain State, County and District officials, and providing that an enabling act should not be invalid because of its anticipatory character.
HJR 42 54-0 (1955) Author: Elliott, William Marshall "Bill" Proposing an amendment to Article XVI of the Constitution of the State of Texas by adding thereto another section requiring the Legislature to provide a method of procedure for removing any elective state officer by a recall election; providing for the submission of the proposed amendment to the qualified electorate; and providing for proclamation and publication by the Governor.
SB 294 54-0 (1955) Author: Lock, Ottis E. Relating to the form of the ballot and the manner of voting at certain stock law elections.
SB 90 53-0 (1953) Author: Rogers, Johnnie B. Relating to authorizing and regulating exercise of the powers of initiative and referendum by the citizens of incorporated towns of Texas, both home ruled cities and other incorporated towns and cities in this State, in regard to legislative subjects.
HJR 61 49-0 (1945) Author: Humphrey, Joe C. Proposing an amendment providing for the recall of public officers; providing for an election on the question of the adoption or rejection of such amendment and making an appropriation therefor; providing for the proclamation and publication therefor, and prescribing the form of ballot.
HJR 29 46-0 (1939) Author: Hale, L. DeWitt Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the reference of legislative acts to the people for their approval or rejection.
HB 169 41-0 (1929) Author: Warwick, Clyde W. Relating to amending certain statute so as to include the counties of Gray, Hutchinson and Potter in said statute. House: Privileges, Suffrage & Elections
SJR 7 37-0 (1921) Author: Murphy, Sr., Charles Alfred Relating to proposing an amendment to the Constitution providing for legislation by the initiative and referendum in addition to the present provision.
HJR 31 36-0 (1919) Author: Black, William A. Proposing an amendment to Article 3, Section 1 of the Constitution of the State of Texas so as to provide for initiative and referendum.
HJR 32 36-0 (1919) Author: Black, William A. Proposing an amendment to Article 15 of the Constitution of the State of Texas so as to provide for the recall of public officials.
HJR 33 36-0 (1919) Author: King, Thomas B. Proposing an amendment establishing direct Legislature by means of initiative, referendum and recall.
HB 126 35-0 (1917) Author: Dunnam, Sr., W. V. Relating to the county school superintendents and other officers so as to provide for a referendum vote in districts of a certain population.
SJR 2 34-0 (1915) Author: Westbrook, Ed Proposing a constitutional amendment providing for allowing a public officer to be recalled by the electors qualified to vote for his election.
SJR 4 34-0 (1915) Author: Westbrook, Ed Proposing a constitutional amendment providing for initiative and referendum.
HJR 14 33-0 (1913)
HJR 17 33-0 (1913)
SJR 8 33-0 (1913)
SJR 12 33-0 (1913)
SJR 13 33-0 (1913)

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