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HB 65 85-0 (2017) Author: Krause, Matt | et. al. Relating to the waiting period for a divorce on the grounds of insupportability. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues Considered in Calendars
HB 93 85-0 (2017) Author: Krause, Matt | et. al. Relating to a divorce on the ground of insupportability. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 498 85-0 (2017) Author: Fallon, Pat Relating to the application of foreign laws and foreign forum selection in a proceeding involving marriage, a suit for dissolution of a marriage, or a suit affecting the parent-child relationship in this state. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Referred to Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
HB 555 85-0 (2017) Author: Springer, Drew | et. al.
Sponsor: Hughes, Bryan
Relating to an additional fee for issuing a marriage license to applicants who are not residents of this state and the form of a marriage license and application for a marriage license. House: County Affairs
Senate: State Affairs
Effective immediately
HB 573 85-0 (2017) Author: Thompson, Senfronia | et. al. Relating to certain statutory changes to reflect and address same-sex marriages and parenting relationships and to the removal of provisions regarding the criminality or unacceptability of homosexual conduct. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 730 85-0 (2017) Author: Bohac, Dwayne Relating to a disclosure by an attorney before accepting representation of a client in a suit for the dissolution of marriage. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 818 85-0 (2017) Author: Cortez, Philip Relating to authorizing the county clerk in certain counties to conduct certain marriage ceremonies and collect a related fee; authorizing a fee. House: County Affairs Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 974 85-0 (2017) Author: Cortez, Philip Relating to authorizing the county clerk in certain counties to conduct a marriage ceremony and collect a related fee; authorizing a fee. House: County Affairs Referred to County Affairs
HB 995 85-0 (2017) Author: Wray, John | et. al.
Sponsor: Rodríguez, José
Relating to the form and revocation of medical powers of attorney. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: State Affairs
See remarks for effective date
HB 1216 85-0 (2017) Author: Deshotel, Joe | et. al. Relating to disclosure regarding the existence of a gestational agreement in a suit for the dissolution of a marriage and standing of an intended parent under a gestational agreement to file a suit affecting the parent-child relationship. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues
Senate: State Affairs
Referred to State Affairs
HB 1617 85-0 (2017) Author: Lucio III, Eddie Relating to procedures in a suit for dissolution of a marriage or a suit affecting the parent-child relationship. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues Returned to Local & Consent Calendars Comm.
HB 1663 85-0 (2017) Author: Dutton, Jr., Harold V. | et. al. Relating to certain statutory changes to reflect and address same-sex marriages and parenting relationships. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues Left pending in committee
HB 1813 85-0 (2017) Author: Flynn, Dan | et. al. Relating to issuing a marriage license and conducting a marriage ceremony. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 1823 85-0 (2017) Author: Canales, Terry
Sponsor: Zaffirini, Judith | et. al.
Relating to properly recorded diacritical marks in vital statistics records, driver's licenses, commercial driver's licenses, and personal identification certificates. House: State Affairs
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/17
HB 1923 85-0 (2017) Author: Krause, Matt | et. al. Relating to the protection of religious beliefs and moral convictions regarding marriage. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 2310 85-0 (2017) Author: Muñoz, Jr., Sergio Relating to authorizing the county clerk to conduct a marriage ceremony and collect a related fee; authorizing a fee. House: County Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 2795 85-0 (2017) Author: Lang, Mike | et. al. Relating to issuing a marriage license and conducting a marriage ceremony. House: County Affairs Referred to County Affairs
HB 2876 85-0 (2017) Author: Sanford, Scott | et. al. Relating to the rights of wedding industry professionals and their employees in connection with the provision of goods, services, and facilities that would violate a sincerely held religious belief. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 3507 85-0 (2017) Author: Anderson, Rodney Relating to educational information regarding co-parenting on dissolution of a marriage. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues Left pending in committee
HB 3932 85-0 (2017) Author: Thompson, Senfronia Relating to the application for and issuance of a marriage license and the marriage of a minor. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues Returned to Local & Consent Calendars Comm.
HB 4203 85-0 (2017) Author: Swanson, Valoree Relating to rights to certain benefits accrued in the Texas County and District Retirement System. House: Pensions Transferred to Calendars Committee
HR 2610 85-0 (2017) Author: Springer, Drew Suspending limitations on conference committee jurisdiction, H.B. No. 555. Reported enrolled
SB 157 85-0 (2017) Author: Hinojosa, Juan | et. al. Relating to certain statutory changes to reflect same-sex marriages, including the repeal of the statutory prohibition against the recognition of a civil union or similar relationship entered into in another state between two persons of the same sex. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 236 85-0 (2017) Author: Menéndez, José Relating to the repeal of statutes regarding the criminality or unacceptability of homosexual conduct and to the recognition of certain same-sex relationship statuses. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 251 85-0 (2017) Author: Rodríguez, José Relating to certain statutory changes to reflect and address same-sex marriages and parenting relationships and to the removal of provisions regarding the criminality or unacceptability of homosexual conduct. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 454 85-0 (2017) Author: Perry, Charles | et. al. Relating to certain protective orders in a suit for dissolution of marriage or a suit affecting the parent-child relationship, including a proceeding to adjudicate parentage. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues
Senate: State Affairs
Referred to Juvenile Justice & Family Issues
SB 512 85-0 (2017) Author: Rodríguez, José Relating to the form and revocation of medical powers of attorney. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 522 85-0 (2017) Author: Birdwell, Brian | et. al.
Sponsor: Flynn, Dan | et. al.
Relating to issuing a marriage license and conducting a marriage ceremony. House: State Affairs
Senate: State Affairs
Committee report sent to Calendars
SB 893 85-0 (2017) Author: Hughes, Bryan Relating to the protection of religious beliefs and moral convictions regarding marriage. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 911 85-0 (2017) Author: Huffman, Joan | et. al.
Sponsor: Springer, Drew
Relating to the form of a marriage license and an application for a marriage license. House: County Affairs
Senate: State Affairs
Committee report sent to Calendars
SB 1237 85-0 (2017) Author: Rodríguez, José
Sponsor: Lucio III, Eddie
Relating to procedures in a suit for dissolution of a marriage or a suit affecting the parent-child relationship. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/17
SB 1705 85-0 (2017) Author: Taylor, Van
Sponsor: Thompson, Senfronia
Relating to the application for and issuance of a marriage license and the marriage of a minor. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues
Senate: Health & Human Services
Effective on 9/1/17
SB 1706 85-0 (2017) Author: Taylor, Van Relating to forcing or coercing a child to enter into a marriage. Senate: Health & Human Services Referred to Health & Human Services
SJR 16 85-0 (2017) Author: Rodríguez, José | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment to repeal the constitutional provision providing that marriage in this state consists only of the union of one man and one woman and prohibiting this state or a political subdivision of this state from creating or recognizing any legal status identical or similar to marriage. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 130 84-0 (2015) Author: Anchia, Rafael | et. al. Relating to authorizing a marriage between two persons of the same sex in this state and repealing the statutory prohibition against the recognition of a civil union or similar relationship entered into in another state between two persons of the same sex. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 178 84-0 (2015) Author: Zedler, Bill Relating to the authority of a justice of the peace to waive the waiting period for a marriage ceremony. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues Considered in Calendars
HB 354 84-0 (2015) Author: Dutton, Jr., Harold V. Relating to a suit for legal separation in a marriage. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues Left pending in committee
HB 454 84-0 (2015) Author: Krause, Matt Relating to the waiting period for a divorce on the grounds of insupportability. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues Reported favorably w/o amendment(s)
HB 547 84-0 (2015) Author: White, James Relating to the creation and dissolution of a covenant marriage. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues Left pending in committee
HB 562 84-0 (2015) Author: Leach, Jeff | et. al. Relating to the application of foreign laws and foreign forum selection in a proceeding involving marriage, a suit for dissolution of a marriage, or a suit affecting the parent-child relationship in this state. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Placed on General State Calendar
HB 899 84-0 (2015) Author: Fallon, Pat Relating to the application of foreign laws and foreign forum selection in certain family law proceedings. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence No action taken in committee
HB 1195 84-0 (2015) Author: Bohac, Dwayne Relating to a disclosure by an attorney before accepting representation of a client in a suit for the dissolution of marriage. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues Considered in Calendars
HB 1460 84-0 (2015) Author: Thompson, Senfronia | et. al. Relating to a temporary restraining order for preservation of property and protection of the parties in a suit for the dissolution of marriage. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues Laid on the table subject to call
HB 1699 84-0 (2015) Author: Capriglione, Giovanni Relating to the commission of family violence as grounds for an annulment of a marriage. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues Left pending in committee
HB 1704 84-0 (2015) Author: Deshotel, Joe Relating to disclosure of pregnancy or the existence of a gestational agreement in a suit for the dissolution of a marriage and standing of an intended parent under a gestational agreement to file a suit affecting the parent-child relationship. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues
Senate: State Affairs
Referred to State Affairs
HB 1827 84-0 (2015) Author: Lucio III, Eddie Relating to the use of digitized signatures in certain family law proceedings. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues Comm. report sent to Local & Consent Calendar
HB 2275 84-0 (2015) Author: Naishtat, Elliott Relating to the authority of certain university systems to provide benefits to certain qualified individuals. House: Higher Education Referred to Higher Education
HB 2278 84-0 (2015) Author: Muñoz, Jr., Sergio
Sponsor: Uresti, Carlos
Relating to authorizing certain current and retired associate judges to conduct a marriage ceremony. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/15
HB 2411 84-0 (2015) Author: Lucio III, Eddie Relating to the appointment of an associate judge in a family law proceeding involving a name change. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues Laid on the table subject to call
HB 2486 84-0 (2015) Author: Keffer, Jim | et. al.
Sponsor: Hinojosa, Juan
Relating to the right of a person to enter the person's residence or former residence accompanied by a peace officer to recover certain personal property; creating an offense. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/15
HB 2555 84-0 (2015) Author: White, Molly Relating to the definition of marriage in this state and the prohibition against the creation or recognition of a marriage between persons of the same sex or a civil union. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 2692 84-0 (2015) Author: Naishtat, Elliott Relating to the definition of a dependent for health benefit plans offered by certain university systems. House: Higher Education Referred to Higher Education
HB 3567 84-0 (2015) Author: Sanford, Scott | et. al. Relating to the rights of certain religious organizations and individuals relating to a marriage that violates a sincerely held religious belief. House: State Affairs Placed on General State Calendar
HB 3602 84-0 (2015) Author: Bell, Cecil | et. al. Relating to the religious freedom of a conscientious objector to act or fail to act with respect to certain issues of marriage, sexual relations, and gender. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 3734 84-0 (2015) Author: Sheets, Kenneth Relating to the application for and issuance of a marriage license and the marriage of a minor. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues Referred to Juvenile Justice & Family Issues
HB 3890 84-0 (2015) Author: Stephenson, Phil Relating to prohibiting benefits for same-sex spouses under a public retirement system. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 3943 84-0 (2015) Author: Rinaldi, Matt Relating to the application of foreign laws and foreign forum selection in a proceeding involving marriage, a suit for dissolution of a marriage, or a suit affecting the parent-child relationship in this state. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Referred to Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
HB 4093 84-0 (2015) Author: Krause, Matt Relating to repealing insupportability as a ground for divorce. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 4105 84-0 (2015) Author: Bell, Cecil | et. al. Relating to the issuance, enforcement, and recognition of marriage licenses and declarations of informal marriage. House: State Affairs Placed on General State Calendar
HJR 34 84-0 (2015) Author: Coleman, Garnet Proposing a constitutional amendment to repeal the constitutional provision providing that marriage in this state consists only of the union of one man and one woman and prohibiting this state or a political subdivision of this state from creating or recognizing any legal status identical or similar to marriage. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HJR 47 84-0 (2015) Author: Dutton, Jr., Harold V. Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing a court to partition the community property and to characterize future earnings of spouses as separate property on legal separation of the spouses. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues Left pending in committee
SB 98 84-0 (2015) Author: Hinojosa, Juan | et. al. Relating to authorizing a marriage between two persons of the same sex in this state and repealing the statutory prohibition against the recognition of a civil union or similar relationship entered into in another state between two persons of the same sex. Senate: State Affairs Co-author authorized
SB 457 84-0 (2015) Author: Burton, Konni | et. al. Relating to the authority of a justice of the peace to waive the waiting period for a marriage ceremony. Senate: State Affairs Co-author authorized
SB 531 84-0 (2015) Author: Campbell, Donna | et. al.
Sponsor: Leach, Jeff | et. al.
Relating to the application of foreign laws and foreign forum selection in a proceeding involving marriage, a suit for dissolution of a marriage, or a suit affecting the parent-child relationship in this state. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: State Affairs
Considered in Calendars
SB 739 84-0 (2015) Author: Hinojosa, Juan Relating to the right of a person to enter the person's residence or former residence accompanied by a peace officer to recover certain personal property; creating an offense. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 812 84-0 (2015) Author: Rodríguez, José
Sponsor: Lucio III, Eddie
Relating to the appointment of an associate judge in a family law proceeding involving a name change. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/15
SB 813 84-0 (2015) Author: Rodríguez, José
Sponsor: Lucio III, Eddie
Relating to the use of digitized signatures in certain family law proceedings. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/15
SB 815 84-0 (2015) Author: Rodríguez, José
Sponsor: Thompson, Senfronia
Relating to a temporary restraining order for preservation of property and protection of the parties in a suit for the dissolution of marriage. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/15
SB 1033 84-0 (2015) Author: Watson, Kirk Relating to relating to the definition of a dependent for health benefit plans offered by certain university systems. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 1064 84-0 (2015) Author: Garcia, Sylvia Relating to the use by the state or an agency or political subdivision of the state of a same-sex marriage license or similar document for the limited purpose of verifying a person's identity. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 1090 84-0 (2015) Author: Hall, Bob Relating to the application of foreign laws and foreign forum selection in a proceeding involving marriage, a suit for dissolution of a marriage, or a suit affecting the parent-child relationship in this state. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 1120 84-0 (2015) Author: Taylor, Van Relating to the application for and issuance of a marriage license and the marriage of a minor. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 1372 84-0 (2015) Author: Lucio, Jr., Eddie Relating to authorizing certain current and former members of the state legislature to conduct a marriage ceremony. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 1799 84-0 (2015) Author: Taylor, Larry Relating to the religious freedom of a conscientious objector to act or fail to act with respect to certain issues of marriage. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 2065 84-0 (2015) Author: Estes, Craig | et. al.
Sponsor: Sanford, Scott | et. al.
Relating to the rights of certain religious organizations and individuals relating to a marriage that violates a sincerely held religious belief. House: State Affairs
Senate: State Affairs
Effective immediately
SJR 13 84-0 (2015) Author: Rodríguez, José | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment to repeal the constitutional provision providing that marriage in this state consists only of the union of one man and one woman and prohibiting this state or a political subdivision of this state from creating or recognizing any legal status identical or similar to marriage. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SR 1028 84-0 (2015) Author: Hancock, Kelly Relating to the preservation of the present definition of marriage. Reported enrolled
HB 190 83-0 (2013) Author: Dutton, Jr., Harold V. Relating to a suit for legal separation in a marriage. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
HB 387 83-0 (2013) Author: Thompson, Senfronia Relating to spousal maintenance agreements. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
HB 388 83-0 (2013) Author: Thompson, Senfronia Relating to the enforcement of a property distribution agreement incident to divorce or annulment. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
HB 389 83-0 (2013) Author: Thompson, Senfronia
Sponsor: Rodríguez, José
Relating to the enforcement of spousal maintenance agreements and property distribution agreements incident to divorce or annulment. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on 9/1/13
HB 460 83-0 (2013) Author: Cortez, Philip Relating to authorizing the county clerk in certain counties to conduct a marriage ceremony and collect a related fee. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: Jurisprudence
Referred to Jurisprudence
HB 733 83-0 (2013) Author: Raymond, Richard Peña Relating to certain personal information included in a decree of dissolution of a marriage, a qualified domestic relations order, an order or writ of withholding, or an order in a suit affecting the parent-child relationship. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Referred to Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
HB 750 83-0 (2013) Author: Hilderbran, Harvey | et. al. Relating to the application of foreign laws and foreign forum selection in a proceeding involving marriage, a suit for dissolution of a marriage, or a suit affecting the parent-child relationship in this state. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Referred to Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
HB 849 83-0 (2013) Author: Lucio III, Eddie Relating to the effect of certain interlocutory appeals on the commencement of a trial in a suit brought under the Family Code. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Referred to Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
HB 850 83-0 (2013) Author: Lucio III, Eddie Relating to a waiver of service of process by a party to a suit for the dissolution of a marriage. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Referred to Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
HB 869 83-0 (2013) Author: Ashby, Trent | et. al.
Sponsor: Paxton, Ken
Relating to the issuance of a marriage license for an absent applicant, the participation of a proxy in certain marriage ceremonies, and the maintenance and submission of records relating to a marriage license issued for an absent applicant. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on 9/1/13
HB 984 83-0 (2013) Author: Elkins, Gary
Sponsor: Huffman, Joan
Relating to certain information required to be provided to an applicant for a marriage license. House: Technology
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on 9/1/13
HB 1300 83-0 (2013) Author: Burnam, Lon | et. al. Relating to authorizing a marriage between two persons of the same sex in this state and repealing the statutory prohibition against the recognition of a civil union or similar relationship entered into in another state between two persons of the same sex. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 1365 83-0 (2013) Author: Lucio III, Eddie Relating to the time in which to request a de novo hearing following a ruling by an associate judge in certain family or juvenile law cases. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Referred to Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
HB 1366 83-0 (2013) Author: Lucio III, Eddie
Sponsor: Rodríguez, José
Relating to certain procedures in family or juvenile law proceedings. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on 9/1/13
HB 1575 83-0 (2013) Author: Zedler, Bill Relating to the effect on a credit report of certain transactions by a person's spouse pending a divorce decree. House: Investments & Financial Services Placed on General State Calendar
HB 1673 83-0 (2013) Author: Perry, Charles | et. al. Relating to the creation and dissolution of a covenant marriage. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
HB 2675 83-0 (2013) Author: Laubenberg, Jodie Relating to the eligibility of the former spouse of a person who is elderly or disabled to receive a limitation on the amount of ad valorem taxes imposed on the spouse's residence homestead by certain taxing units. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HB 2878 83-0 (2013) Author: Raymond, Richard Peña Relating to certain procedures in certain civil actions. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
HB 2985 83-0 (2013) Author: Sanford, Scott | et. al. Relating to marriage education courses for certain couples filing for divorce on the grounds of insupportability. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
HB 3024 83-0 (2013) Author: Zedler, Bill Relating to premarital education requirements for certain applicants for a marriage license; creating an offense. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 3303 83-0 (2013) Author: Krause, Matt | et. al. Relating to the waiting period for a divorce on the grounds of insupportability. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
HB 3333 83-0 (2013) Author: Hughes, Bryan Relating to the appointment of a parent as a child's managing conservator. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Referred to Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
HB 3470 83-0 (2013) Author: Bohac, Dwayne Relating to a disclosure by an attorney before accepting representation of a client in a suit for the dissolution of marriage. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 3490 83-0 (2013) Author: Hughes, Bryan Relating to the liability of a spouse in certain divorce suits for costs, attorney's fees, and expenses. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Referred to Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
HB 3612 83-0 (2013) Author: Elkins, Gary Relating to marriage education courses for certain couples filing for divorce on the grounds of insupportability. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Referred to Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
HB 3786 83-0 (2013) Author: Perry, Charles Relating to the liability of a spouse in certain divorce suits for costs, attorney's fees, and expenses. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Referred to Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
HJR 53 83-0 (2013) Author: Dutton, Jr., Harold V. Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing a court to partition the community property and to characterize future earnings of spouses as separate property on legal separation of the spouses. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Referred to Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
HJR 77 83-0 (2013) Author: Anchia, Rafael | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment to repeal the constitutional provision providing that marriage in this state consists only of the union of one man and one woman and prohibiting this state or a political subdivision of this state from creating or recognizing any legal status identical or similar to marriage. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HJR 78 83-0 (2013) Author: Coleman, Garnet | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment to repeal the constitutional provision providing that marriage in this state consists only of the union of one man and one woman and prohibiting this state or a political subdivision of this state from creating or recognizing any legal status identical or similar to marriage. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 117 83-0 (2013) Author: Hinojosa, Juan Relating to the right of a person to enter the person's residence or former residence accompanied by a peace officer to recover certain personal property; providing penalties. Senate: Jurisprudence Committee report printed and distributed
SB 285 83-0 (2013) Author: Carona, John | et. al. Relating to the application of foreign laws and foreign forum selection in a proceeding involving marriage, a suit for dissolution of a marriage, or a suit affecting the parent-child relationship in this state. Senate: Jurisprudence Co-author authorized
SB 370 83-0 (2013) Author: Lucio, Jr., Eddie Relating to authorizing certain current and former members of the state legislature to conduct a marriage ceremony. Senate: Jurisprudence Not again placed on intent calendar
SB 480 83-0 (2013) Author: Hinojosa, Juan Relating to the formation of a civil union between persons of the same sex; providing penalties. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 1218 83-0 (2013) Author: Campbell, Donna | et. al. Relating to the proof of an applicant's identity and age required for the issuance of a marriage license. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: Jurisprudence
Referred to Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
SB 1260 83-0 (2013) Author: Rodríguez, José Relating to the enforcement of spousal maintenance agreements and property distribution agreements incident to divorce or annulment. Senate: Jurisprudence Referred to Jurisprudence
SB 1261 83-0 (2013) Author: Rodríguez, José Relating to certain procedures in certain civil actions. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 1317 83-0 (2013) Author: Whitmire, John
Sponsor: Thompson, Senfronia
Relating to persons authorized to perform a marriage ceremony. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on 9/1/13
SB 1600 83-0 (2013) Author: Zaffirini, Judith Relating to authorizing the county clerk in certain counties to conduct a marriage ceremony and collect a related fee. Senate: Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
SB 1639 83-0 (2013) Author: Carona, John | et. al. Relating to the application of foreign laws and foreign forum selection in certain family law proceedings. Senate: Business & Commerce Co-author authorized
SJR 29 83-0 (2013) Author: Rodríguez, José Proposing a constitutional amendment to repeal the constitutional provision providing that marriage in this state consists only of the union of one man and one woman and prohibiting this state or a political subdivision of this state from creating or recognizing any legal status identical or similar to marriage. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 20 83-2 (2013) Author: Burnam, Lon | et. al. Relating to authorizing a marriage between two persons of the same sex in this state and repealing the statutory prohibition against the recognition of a civil union or similar relationship entered into in another state between two persons of the same sex. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HJR 11 83-2 (2013) Author: Coleman, Garnet Proposing a constitutional amendment to repeal the constitutional provision providing that marriage in this state consists only of the union of one man and one woman and prohibiting this state or a political subdivision of this state from creating or recognizing any legal status identical or similar to marriage. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 147 82-0 (2011) Author: Raymond, Richard Pena Relating to certain personal information contained in a decree of dissolution of a marriage or an order in a suit affecting the parent-child relationship. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
HB 253 82-0 (2011) Author: Hilderbran, Harvey
Sponsor: Nelson, Jane
Relating to the protection of children by ensuring reports of abuse or neglect, protecting children from abuse and neglect, ensuring that births are reported, and prosecuting the offense of bigamy; providing criminal penalties. House: Human Services
Senate: Health & Human Services
Effective on 9/1/11
HB 482 82-0 (2011) Author: Dutton, Jr., Harold V. Relating to agreed orders in family law matters. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Withdrawn from schedule
HB 541 82-0 (2011) Author: Dutton, Jr., Harold V. Relating to certain personal information contained in a decree of dissolution of a marriage or an order in a suit affecting the parent-child relationship. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Referred to Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
HB 544 82-0 (2011) Author: Dutton, Jr., Harold V. Relating to a request for attorney's fees in a family law matter. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Referred to Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
HB 547 82-0 (2011) Author: Dutton, Jr., Harold V. | et. al. Relating to a suit for legal separation in a marriage. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Referred to Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
HB 898 82-0 (2011) Author: Howard, Charlie | et. al. Relating to certain requirements relating to the issuance of a marriage license or the recording of a declaration of informal marriage and to the maintenance of marriage and divorce indexes by the bureau of vital statistics. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
HB 901 82-0 (2011) Author: Thompson, Senfronia | et. al.
Sponsor: Harris, Chris
Relating to spousal maintenance. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on 9/1/11
HB 908 82-0 (2011) Author: Thompson, Senfronia
Sponsor: Harris, Chris
Relating to the division of community property on dissolution of marriage. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on 9/1/11
HB 2422 82-0 (2011) Author: Thompson, Senfronia
Sponsor: Harris, Chris
Relating to the procedure for providing a copy of the final decree of dissolution of a marriage to a party who waived service of process. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective immediately
HB 2637 82-0 (2011) Author: Chisum, Warren Relating to premarital education courses. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 2638 82-0 (2011) Author: Chisum, Warren Relating to intervention by the attorney general in a suit involving recognition of a same-sex marriage or civil union. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Referred to Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
HB 2855 82-0 (2011) Author: Howard, Charlie Relating to marriage education courses for certain couples filing for divorce on the grounds of insupportability. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Referred to Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
HB 3098 82-0 (2011) Author: Kolkhorst, Lois Relating to the proof of an applicant's identity and age required for the issuance of a marriage license. House: Public Health Referred to Public Health
HB 3707 82-0 (2011) Author: Christian, Wayne Relating to the waiting period for certain spouses filing for divorce on the grounds of insupportability. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Referred to Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
HJR 54 82-0 (2011) Author: Dutton, Jr., Harold V. Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing a court to partition the community property and to characterize future earnings of spouses as separate property on legal separation of the spouses. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Referred to Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
HJR 102 82-0 (2011) Author: Coleman, Garnet Proposing a constitutional amendment to repeal the constitutional provision providing that marriage in this state consists only of the union of one man and one woman and prohibiting this state or a political subdivision of this state from creating or recognizing any legal status identical or similar to marriage. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 83 82-0 (2011) Author: Nelson, Jane Relating to the statute of limitations on prosecution of the offense of bigamy. Senate: Criminal Justice Referred to Criminal Justice
SB 625 82-0 (2011) Author: Wentworth, Jeff Relating to authorizing the county clerk in certain counties to conduct a marriage ceremony and collect a related fee. Senate: Jurisprudence Referred to Jurisprudence
SB 723 82-0 (2011) Author: Williams, Tommy Relating to the proof of an applicant's identity and age required for the issuance of a marriage license. Senate: Jurisprudence Not again placed on intent calendar
SB 817 82-0 (2011) Author: Harris, Chris Relating to the division of community property on dissolution of marriage. Senate: Jurisprudence Referred to Jurisprudence
SB 1159 82-0 (2011) Author: Wentworth, Jeff
Sponsor: Jackson, Jim
Relating to an exception to the residency requirements for filing a suit for dissolution of a marriage in this state for certain spouses of military personnel. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective immediately
SB 1349 82-0 (2011) Author: Van de Putte, Leticia Relating to a requirement that a person hold a license issued by the appropriate state agency to be employed as a marriage and family therapist by a school district. House: Public Education
Senate: Education
Left pending in committee
SB 1867 82-0 (2011) Author: Lucio, Jr., Eddie Relating to premarital education courses. Senate: Health & Human Services Referred to Health & Human Services
HB 72 81-0 (2009) Author: Guillen, Ryan | et. al.
Sponsor: Zaffirini, Judith
Relating to the waiting period for issuing a decree in certain suits for divorce. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective immediately
HB 299 81-0 (2009) Author: Dutton, Jr., Harold V. Relating to mediation procedures in certain family law suits. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
HB 313 81-0 (2009) Author: Raymond, Richard | et. al. Relating to certain personal information contained in a decree of dissolution of a marriage or an order in a suit affecting the parent-child relationship. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: Jurisprudence
Referred to Jurisprudence
HB 363 81-0 (2009) Author: Brown, Betty Relating to certain requirements relating to the issuance of a marriage license or the recording of a declaration of informal marriage and to the maintenance of marriage and divorce indexes by the bureau of vital statistics. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence No action taken in committee
HB 423 81-0 (2009) Author: Guillen, Ryan | et. al. Relating to authorizing a judge of a municipal court to conduct a marriage ceremony. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Laid on the table subject to call
HB 480 81-0 (2009) Author: Chisum, Warren | et. al. Relating to marriage education courses for certain couples filing for divorce on the grounds of insupportability. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Placed on General State Calendar
HB 549 81-0 (2009) Author: Raymond, Richard
Sponsor: Zaffirini, Judith
Relating to an affirmative defense to prosecution for certain sex offenses. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
Effective on 9/1/09
HB 914 81-0 (2009) Author: Dutton, Jr., Harold V. Relating to certain personal information contained in a decree of dissolution of a marriage or an order in a suit affecting the parent-child relationship. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
HB 934 81-0 (2009) Author: Dutton, Jr., Harold V. Relating to agreed orders in family law matters. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
HB 1212 81-0 (2009) Author: Howard, Charlie Relating to certain requirements relating to the issuance of a marriage license or the recording of a declaration of informal marriage and to the maintenance of marriage and divorce indexes by the bureau of vital statistics. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Referred to Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
HB 2066 81-0 (2009) Author: Gallego, Pete | et. al.
Sponsor: Nelson, Jane
Relating to enhancing penalties for assaulting a family member by strangulation or suffocation. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
Effective on 9/1/09
HB 2472 81-0 (2009) Author: Kolkhorst, Lois Relating to persons authorized to perform a marriage ceremony. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Placed on General State Calendar
HB 2565 81-0 (2009) Author: Frost, Stephen Relating to the rights and liabilities of the parties in a suit for dissolution of a marriage and certain post-dissolution proceedings. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
HB 2566 81-0 (2009) Author: Frost, Stephen Relating to the rights of spouses and claims for reimbursement in relation to separate and community property. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Referred to Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
HB 2567 81-0 (2009) Author: Frost, Stephen Relating to attorney's fees in certain postjudgment proceedings. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Referred to Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
HB 2568 81-0 (2009) Author: Frost, Stephen Relating to the marital property interest in certain employee benefits. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Referred to Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
HB 2724 81-0 (2009) Author: Woolley, Beverly
Sponsor: Patrick, Dan
Relating to persons authorized to conduct a marriage ceremony. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: Jurisprudence
Not again placed on intent calendar
HB 2844 81-0 (2009) Author: Riddle, Debbie Relating to the characterization of certain property on the death of a spouse. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence No action taken in committee
HB 3666 81-0 (2009) Author: Kolkhorst, Lois
Sponsor: Wentworth, Jeff
Relating to the application for and issuance of a marriage license. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on 9/1/09
HB 3752 81-0 (2009) Author: Howard, Donna Relating to persons authorized to conduct a marriage ceremony. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Referred to Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
HJR 131 81-0 (2009) Author: Coleman, Garnet Proposing a constitutional amendment to repeal the constitutional provision providing that marriage in this state consists only of the union of one man and one woman and prohibiting this state or a political subdivision of this state from creating or recognizing any legal status identical or similar to marriage. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 24 81-0 (2009) Author: Zaffirini, Judith Relating to the waiting period for issuing a decree in certain suits for divorce. Senate: Jurisprudence Removed from local & uncontested calendar
SB 478 81-0 (2009) Author: Carona, John Relating to personal information contained in certain decrees and orders in family law proceedings. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: Jurisprudence
Referred to Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
SB 787 81-0 (2009) Author: Nelson, Jane
Sponsor: Pierson, Paula | et. al.
Relating to the statute of limitations on prosecution of the offense of bigamy. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
Placed on General State Calendar
SB 866 81-0 (2009) Author: Harris, Chris
Sponsor: Frost, Stephen
Relating to the rights and liabilities of the parties in a suit for dissolution of a marriage and certain post-dissolution proceedings. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on 9/1/09
SB 935 81-0 (2009) Author: Seliger, Kel
Sponsor: Guillen, Ryan
Relating to authorizing a judge of a municipal court to conduct a marriage ceremony. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on 9/1/09
SB 1324 81-0 (2009) Author: Nelson, Jane | et. al. Relating to enhancing penalties for assaulting a family member by strangulation or suffocation. Senate: Criminal Justice Committee report printed and distributed
SB 2324 81-0 (2009) Author: Duncan, Robert
Sponsor: Lewis, Tryon
Relating to the classification of certain types of marital property in regards to claims for payment of a criminal restitution judgment. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/09
SB 2352 81-0 (2009) Author: Estes, Craig Relating to marriage education courses for certain couples filing for divorce on the grounds of insupportability. Senate: Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
HB 162 80-0 (2007) Author: Raymond, Richard Relating to access to certain information contained in a decree of dissolution of a marriage or in an order in a suit affecting the parent-child relationship. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues Considered in Calendars
HB 180 80-0 (2007) Author: Zedler, Bill | et. al. Relating to the creation and dissolution of a covenant marriage. House: State Affairs Placed on General State Calendar
HB 319 80-0 (2007) Author: West, George
Sponsor: Seliger, Kel
Relating to persons who are authorized to conduct a marriage ceremony. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues
Senate: Jurisprudence
Committee report printed and distributed
HB 443 80-0 (2007) Author: Phillips, Larry Relating to the consent to and annulment of certain marriages. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues Laid on the table subject to call
HB 444 80-0 (2007) Author: Phillips, Larry Relating to attorney's fees in certain postjudgment proceedings. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues Referred to Juvenile Justice & Family Issues
HB 445 80-0 (2007) Author: Phillips, Larry Relating to a claim for reimbursement in a suit to dissolve a marriage. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues Laid on the table subject to call
HB 578 80-0 (2007) Author: Brown, Betty | et. al. Relating to certain requirements relating to an application for a marriage license and an affidavit of an absent applicant for a marriage license and to the maintenance of marriage and divorce indexes by the bureau of vital statistics; providing penalties. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues Left pending in committee
HB 691 80-0 (2007) Author: Brown, Betty Relating to certain requirements relating to an application for a marriage license and an affidavit of an absent applicant for a marriage license and to the maintenance of marriage and divorce indexes by the bureau of vital statistics; providing penalties. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues Referred to Juvenile Justice & Family Issues
HB 726 80-0 (2007) Author: Hopson, Chuck Relating to prohibiting informal marriage and repealing procedures for recognition of those marriages. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues No action taken in committee
HB 764 80-0 (2007) Author: Dutton, Jr., Harold V.
Sponsor: West, Royce
Relating to the collection of a family protection fee. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective immediately
HB 1175 80-0 (2007) Author: Macias, Nathan | et. al. Relating to the waiting period for issuing a decree in a suit for dissolution of a marriage. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues Left pending in committee
HB 1377 80-0 (2007) Author: Howard, Charlie | et. al. Relating to certain requirements relating to an application for a marriage license and an affidavit of an absent applicant for a marriage license and to the maintenance of marriage and divorce indexes by the bureau of vital statistics; providing penalties. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues Referred to Juvenile Justice & Family Issues
HB 1646 80-0 (2007) Author: Dutton, Jr., Harold V.
Sponsor: Hinojosa, Juan
Relating to the marital property interest in certain employee benefits. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues
Senate: Jurisprudence
Placed on intent calendar
HB 1704 80-0 (2007) Author: Zedler, Bill Relating to the waiting period following the issuance of a marriage license. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues Left pending in committee
HB 1705 80-0 (2007) Author: Zedler, Bill Relating to the waiting period for issuing a decree in a suit for divorce. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues Left pending in committee
HB 1710 80-0 (2007) Author: Naishtat, Elliott
Sponsor: Watson, Kirk
Relating to the administration of community property. House: Judiciary
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on 9/1/07
HB 1821 80-0 (2007) Author: Hamilton, Mike Relating to the creation and dissolution of a covenant marriage. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues Referred to Juvenile Justice & Family Issues
HB 1870 80-0 (2007) Author: White Delisi, Dianne Relating to authorizing certain state elected officials to conduct a marriage ceremony. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues Left pending in committee
HB 1998 80-0 (2007) Author: Gonzalez Toureilles, Yvonne Relating to the requirements for a gestational agreement. House: State Affairs Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 2606 80-0 (2007) Author: Hughes, Bryan Relating to the waiting period for a divorce on the grounds of insupportability. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues Left pending in committee
HB 2683 80-0 (2007) Author: Chisum, Warren | et. al.
Sponsor: Estes, Craig
Relating to funding for programs that support the development of healthy marriages or the strengthening of families. House: State Affairs
Senate: Health & Human Services
Effective on 9/1/07
HB 2684 80-0 (2007) Author: Chisum, Warren | et. al. Relating to marriage education courses for couples considering divorce and the waiting period for a divorce on the grounds of insupportability. House: State Affairs Failed to receive affirmative vote in comm.
HB 2685 80-0 (2007) Author: Chisum, Warren | et. al.
Sponsor: Estes, Craig
Relating to certain requirements for issuance of a marriage license, including an optional premarital education course. House: State Affairs
Senate: Health & Human Services
Effective on . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
HB 3086 80-0 (2007) Author: Phillips, Larry Relating to the statute of limitations applicable to certain actions on a claim under a marital property agreement. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues Referred to Juvenile Justice & Family Issues
HB 3187 80-0 (2007) Author: Callegari, Bill Relating to restrictions on the geographic area in which a conservator must maintain a child's primary residence. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 3311 80-0 (2007) Author: Martinez, Armando Relating to fees imposed by certain counties for documents provided by the county clerk. House: County Affairs Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 3525 80-0 (2007) Author: Homer, Mark Relating to the divorce of parents with children under 18 years of age. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues Left pending in committee
HB 3632 80-0 (2007) Author: Hartnett, Will | et. al. Relating to the waiting period for issuing a decree in certain suits for divorce. House: State Affairs Laid on the table subject to call
HB 3680 80-0 (2007) Author: Dutton, Jr., Harold V. Relating to the marital property interest in certain employee benefits. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues Referred to Juvenile Justice & Family Issues
HB 3938 80-0 (2007) Author: Villarreal, Mike Relating to the performance of a marriage by a county clerk, statutory county clerk or district clerk. House: County Affairs Left pending in committee
HJR 73 80-0 (2007) Author: Coleman, Garnet Proposing a constitutional amendment to repeal the constitutional provision providing that marriage in this state consists only of the union of one man and one woman and prohibiting this state or a political subdivision of this state from creating or recognizing any legal status identical or similar to marriage. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 47 80-0 (2007) Author: Nelson, Jane | et. al.
Sponsor: Strama, Mark
Relating to certain requirements relating to the issuance of a marriage license or the recording of a declaration of informal marriage and to the maintenance of marriage and divorce indexes by the bureau of vital statistics. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues
Senate: Jurisprudence
Placed on General State Calendar
SB 430 80-0 (2007) Author: Harris, Chris
Sponsor: Phillips, Larry
Relating to a claim for reimbursement in a suit to dissolve a marriage. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on 9/1/07
SB 432 80-0 (2007) Author: Harris, Chris
Sponsor: Phillips, Larry
Relating to the consent to and annulment of certain marriages. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on 9/1/07
SB 433 80-0 (2007) Author: Harris, Chris
Sponsor: Phillips, Larry
Relating to attorney's fees in certain postjudgment proceedings. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues
Senate: Jurisprudence
Committee report sent to Calendars
SB 449 80-0 (2007) Author: Uresti, Carlos Relating to the requirement in certain suits affecting the parent-child relationship that the parties attend parenting classes. Senate: Jurisprudence Not again placed on intent calendar
SB 583 80-0 (2007) Author: Patrick, Dan Relating to the waiting period for a divorce on the grounds of insupportability. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues
Senate: Jurisprudence
Failed to receive affirmative vote in comm.
SB 957 80-0 (2007) Author: West, Royce Relating to the collection of a family protection fee. Senate: Jurisprudence Referred to Jurisprudence
SB 990 80-0 (2007) Author: Harris, Chris
Sponsor: Dutton, Jr., Harold V.
Relating to the marital property interest in certain employee benefits and the statute of limitations applicable to certain actions asserting claims under marital property agreements. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues
Senate: Jurisprudence
Placed on General State Calendar
SB 1302 80-0 (2007) Author: Wentworth, Jeff Relating to the estates of decedents. Senate: Jurisprudence Referred to Jurisprudence
SB 1623 80-0 (2007) Author: Watson, Kirk Relating to the administration of community property. Senate: Jurisprudence Removed from local & uncontested calendar
SB 1783 80-0 (2007) Author: Janek, Kyle | et. al.
Sponsor: Hartnett, Will
Relating to the waiting period for issuing a decree in certain suits for divorce. House: State Affairs
Senate: Jurisprudence
Returned to committee
HB 201 79-0 (2005) Author: Goodman, Toby | et. al.
Sponsor: Van de Putte, Leticia
Relating to the eligibility of a spouse for spousal maintenance in a suit for dissolution of a marriage. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on 9/1/05
HB 202 79-0 (2005) Author: Goodman, Toby
Sponsor: Harris, Chris
Relating to certain marital property agreements. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on 9/1/05
HB 203 79-0 (2005) Author: Goodman, Toby
Sponsor: Harris, Chris
Relating to consideration of taxes in the division of property in the dissolution of a marriage. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on 9/1/05
HB 206 79-0 (2005) Author: Goodman, Toby Relating to the property interests of spouses in connection with certain separate and community property. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues No action taken in committee
HB 248 79-0 (2005) Author: Goodman, Toby
Sponsor: Harris, Chris
Relating to the amendment of certain qualified domestic relations orders. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective immediately
HB 410 79-0 (2005) Author: Goodman, Toby
Sponsor: Harris, Chris
Relating to the property interests of spouses in connection with certain separate and community property. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on 9/1/05
HB 418 79-0 (2005) Author: Turner, Sylvester
Sponsor: Whitmire, John
Relating to an exception to the 72-hour waiting period for a marriage ceremony for certain individuals. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues
Senate: State Affairs
Effective immediately
HB 723 79-0 (2005) Author: Van Arsdale, Corbin
Sponsor: Lindsay, Jon
Relating to certain reports filed with the bureau of vital statistics. House: Human Services
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective immediately
HB 858 79-0 (2005) Author: Kolkhorst, Lois | et. al.
Sponsor: Armbrister, Kenneth
Relating to the issuance of a marriage license to applicants who are unable to personally appear before the county clerk. House: State Affairs
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on 9/1/05
HB 895 79-0 (2005) Author: Goolsby, Tony Relating to imposing a fee on a request for a waiver of the waiting period following the issuance of a marriage license. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues Left pending in committee
HB 1120 79-0 (2005) Author: Nixon, Joe Relating to certain requirements relating to an application for a marriage license and an affidavit of an absent applicant for a marriage license and to the maintenance of marriage and divorce indexes by the bureau of vital statistics; providing penalties. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues
Senate: Criminal Justice
Referred to Criminal Justice
HB 1128 79-0 (2005) Author: Uresti, Carlos Relating to the requirement that the parties in a suit affecting the parent-child relationship attend parenting classes. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues Left pending in committee
HB 1175 79-0 (2005) Author: Dutton, Jr., Harold V. Relating to the modification or elimination of spousal maintenance by the parties to a premarital agreement. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 1176 79-0 (2005) Author: Dutton, Jr., Harold V. Relating to the designation of a former spouse as a survivor or P.O.D. payee of a multiple-party account before a decree of divorce or annulment is rendered. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues No action taken in committee
HB 1177 79-0 (2005) Author: Dutton, Jr., Harold V. Relating to an appeal of a protective order. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues Left pending in committee
HB 1204 79-0 (2005) Author: Raymond, Richard Relating to access to certain information contained in a decree of dissolution of a marriage or in an order in a suit affecting the parent-child relationship. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues Referred to Juvenile Justice & Family Issues
HB 1228 79-0 (2005) Author: Delisi, Dianne Relating to persons who are authorized to conduct a marriage ceremony. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues Failed to receive affirmative vote in comm.
HB 1413 79-0 (2005) Author: Truitt, Vicki | et. al.
Sponsor: Whitmire, John
Relating to the continuation and functions of the Texas State Board of Examiners of Marriage and Family Therapists. House: Public Health
Senate: Government Organization
Effective on 9/1/05
HB 1556 79-0 (2005) Author: Alonzo, Roberto Relating to persons who are authorized to conduct a marriage ceremony. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues Left pending in committee
HB 1965 79-0 (2005) Author: Hartnett, Will
Sponsor: Van de Putte, Leticia
Relating to the grounds for a divorce and the division of property in a decree of divorce. House: State Affairs
Senate: Jurisprudence
Left pending in committee
HB 2100 79-0 (2005) Author: Delisi, Dianne
Sponsor: Nelson, Jane
Relating to heirloom wedding anniversary certificates. House: Public Health
Senate: Health & Human Services
Effective on 9/1/05
HB 2106 79-0 (2005) Author: Davis, Yvonne Relating to protections for certain customers of a financial institution. House: Financial Institutions Withdrawn from schedule
HB 2117 79-0 (2005) Author: Casteel, Carter Relating to the authority of the court to exclude a spouse from the marital residence pending a suit for divorce in certain circumstances. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues Left pending in committee
HB 2620 79-0 (2005) Author: Eiland, Craig Relating to the recognition of an informal marriage. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues Referred to Juvenile Justice & Family Issues
HB 3006 79-0 (2005) Author: Hilderbran, Harvey | et. al. Relating to certain requirements and limitations relating to a person's age, marital status, residency, and relations by consanguinity and affinity; providing criminal penalties. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues Placed on General State Calendar
HJR 6 79-0 (2005) Author: Chisum, Warren | et. al.
Sponsor: Staples, Todd | et. al.
Proposing a constitutional amendment providing that marriage in this state consists only of the union of one man and one woman. House: State Affairs
Senate: State Affairs
Filed with the Secretary of State
HJR 19 79-0 (2005) Author: Talton, Robert Proposing a constitutional amendment relating to the recognition of a same-sex marriage or civil union. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 417 79-0 (2005) Author: Whitmire, John Relating to the continuation and functions of the Texas State Board of Examiners of Marriage and Family Therapists. Senate: Government Organization Referred to Government Organization
SB 1776 79-0 (2005) Author: Lucio, Jr., Eddie Relating to persons who are authorized to conduct a marriage ceremony. Senate: Administration Referred to Administration
HB 100 79-1 (2005) Author: Goodman, Toby Relating to the property interests of spouses in connection with certain separate and community property. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues Referred to Juvenile Justice & Family Issues
HB 39 79-2 (2005) Author: Goodman, Toby Relating to the property interests of spouses in connection with certain separate and community property. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues Referred to Juvenile Justice & Family Issues
HB 61 79-2 (2005) Author: Goodman, Toby Relating to the property interests of spouses in connection with certain community property and to suits affecting the parent-child relationship, including proceedings for the establishment, modification, and enforcement of child support; providing a civil penalty. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues Referred to Juvenile Justice & Family Issues
HB 64 79-2 (2005) Author: Alonzo, Roberto Relating to persons who are authorized to conduct a marriage ceremony. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues Referred to Juvenile Justice & Family Issues
HB 38 78-0 (2003) Author: Chisum, Warren | et. al. Relating to the recognition of a same-sex marriage or a civil union. House: State Affairs Laid on the table subject to call
HB 177 78-0 (2003) Author: McCall, Brian | et. al.
Sponsor: West, Royce
Relating to the regulation of certain international matchmaking organizations; providing a civil penalty. House: Business & Industry
Senate: International Relations and Trade
Effective on 9/1/03
HB 884 78-0 (2003) Author: Dutton, Jr., Harold V.
Sponsor: Lucio, Jr., Eddie
Relating to alternative dispute resolution statements required in a suit for dissolution of a marriage and a suit affecting the parent-child relationship. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on 9/1/03
HB 885 78-0 (2003) Author: Dutton, Jr., Harold V.
Sponsor: West, Royce
Relating to the rights of spouses in relation to separate and community property. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on 9/1/03
HB 1391 78-0 (2003) Author: Hamric, Peggy
Sponsor: Gallegos, Jr., Mario
Relating to the confidentiality of pleadings and protective order applications in certain proceedings in the Family Code. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on 9/1/03
HB 1413 78-0 (2003) Author: Christian, Wayne Relating to the waiver of the 72-hour waiting period for a marriage ceremony. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues Left pending in committee
HB 1475 78-0 (2003) Author: Hartnett, Will Relating to the enforcement of an agreement between spouses to convert separate property to community property. House: Judicial Affairs
Senate: Jurisprudence
Referred to Jurisprudence
HB 1795 78-0 (2003) Author: Wohlgemuth, Arlene Relating to the creation and dissolution of a covenant marriage. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues Withdrawn from schedule
HB 2268 78-0 (2003) Author: Raymond, Richard Relating to restricting the availability of certain information contained in a final decree of divorce or annulment. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues Left pending in committee
HB 2481 78-0 (2003) Author: Uresti, Carlos Relating to excluding certain income in calculating child support and spousal maintenance. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues
Senate: Jurisprudence
Referred to Jurisprudence
HB 2482 78-0 (2003) Author: Uresti, Carlos Relating to the requirement that the parties in a suit affecting the parent-child relationship attend parenting classes. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues Left pending in committee
HB 2857 78-0 (2003) Author: Farrar, Jessica Relating to the confidentiality of certain records of and communications with a domestic relations office. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues No action taken in committee
HB 3463 78-0 (2003) Author: Villarreal, Mike Relating to discrimination by the state, a political subdivision of the state, or a private person. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 7 78-0 (2003) Author: Wentworth, Jeff | et. al.
Sponsor: Chisum, Warren
Relating to the recognition of a same-sex marriage or a civil union. House: State Affairs
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/03
SB 174 78-0 (2003) Author: Nelson, Jane
Sponsor: Madden, Jerry
Relating to the confidentiality of information in an application for a marriage license. House: State Affairs
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/03
SB 630 78-0 (2003) Author: Wentworth, Jeff | et. al. Relating to the recognition of a same-sex marriage or civil union. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 68 78-1 (2003) Author: Delisi, Dianne Relating to certain persons who are authorized to conduct a marriage ceremony. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues Referred to Juvenile Justice & Family Issues
HCR 3 78-2 (2003) Author: Chisum, Warren Encouraging the United States Congress to adopt a constitutional amendment banning any marriage except a union between a man and a woman. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 75 78-4 (2003) Author: Turner, Sylvester Relating to an exception to the 72-hour waiting period for a marriage ceremony for certain individuals. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues Referred to Juvenile Justice & Family Issues
HCR 1 78-4 (2003) Author: Van Arsdale, Corbin Memorializing the Congress of the United States to enact legislation proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States relating to marriage. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues Referred to Juvenile Justice & Family Issues
HB 245 77-0 (2001) Author: Wohlgemuth, Arlene | et. al. Relating to the divorce of certain persons on the grounds of insupportability. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues Referred to Juvenile Justice & Family Issues
HB 352 77-0 (2001) Author: Wohlgemuth, Arlene | et. al. Relating to the creation of a covenant marriage. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues Left pending in committee
HB 413 77-0 (2001) Author: Zbranek, Zeb Relating to qualified domestic relations orders. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues Left pending in committee
HB 465 77-0 (2001) Author: Longoria, John Relating to a suit for a legal separation in a marriage. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues Referred to Juvenile Justice & Family Issues
HB 496 77-0 (2001) Author: Chisum, Warren | et. al. Relating to the recognition of a same-sex marriage or civil union. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 594 77-0 (2001) Author: Goodman, Toby
Sponsor: Harris, Chris
Relating to findings of fact and conclusions of law by a court in a suit for dissolution of a marriage. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on 9/1/01
HB 691 77-0 (2001) Author: Thompson, Senfronia
Sponsor: Harris, Chris
Relating to income withholding for spousal maintenance; providing a penalty. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on 9/1/01
HB 1245 77-0 (2001) Author: Goodman, Toby
Sponsor: Harris, Chris
Relating to the relationship between separate and community property during a marriage. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on 9/1/01
HB 1453 77-0 (2001) Author: Menendez, Jose Relating to the service of citation by publication in a suit affecting the parent-child relationship. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 1552 77-0 (2001) Author: Reyna, Arthur Relating to an order of legal separation in a marriage. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues Left pending in committee
HB 1821 77-0 (2001) Author: Madden, Jerry Relating to certain election practices and procedures. House: Elections Referred to Elections
HB 2964 77-0 (2001) Author: Hamric, Peggy Relating to the confidentiality of pleadings and protective order applications in certain proceedings in the Family Code. House: Judicial Affairs
Senate: Jurisprudence
Referred to Jurisprudence
HCR 284 77-0 (2001) Author: Goodman, Toby
Sponsor: Harris, Chris
Instructing the enrolling clerk of the house to make technical corrections in H.B. No. 1245. Signed by the Governor
SB 70 77-0 (2001) Author: Haywood, Tom | et. al.
Sponsor: Wohlgemuth, Arlene
Relating to the creation of a covenant marriage. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues
Senate: State Affairs
Committee report sent to Calendars
SB 252 77-0 (2001) Author: Harris, Chris
Sponsor: King, Phil
Relating to notice of the appointment of a receiver in a suit for dissolution of a marriage. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on 9/1/01
SB 488 77-0 (2001) Author: Harris, Chris | et. al.
Sponsor: Chisum, Warren
Relating to the recognition of a same-sex marriage or civil union. House: State Affairs
Senate: State Affairs
Committee report sent to Calendars
SB 668 77-0 (2001) Author: Van de Putte, Leticia Relating to the service of citation by publication in a suit affecting the parent-child relationship. Senate: Jurisprudence Referred to Jurisprudence
SB 1292 77-0 (2001) Author: Van de Putte, Leticia Relating to a suit for legal separation in a marriage. Senate: Jurisprudence No action taken in committee
HB 14 76-0 (1999) Author: Goolsby, Tony Relating to a mandatory blood test to obtain a marriage license. House: Public Health Left pending in committee
HB 16 76-0 (1999) Author: Goolsby, Tony Relating to the recognition of an informal marriage. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues Left pending in committee
HB 145 76-0 (1999) Author: Thompson, Senfronia | et. al.
Sponsor: Harris, Chris
Relating to garnishment of wages for the enforcement of court-ordered spousal maintenance. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on adoption of const. amendment
HB 169 76-0 (1999) Author: Chisum, Warren Relating to a waiting period required for the divorce of certain persons on the grounds of insupportability. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues Left pending in committee
HB 312 76-0 (1999) Author: Madden, Jerry Relating to the meaning of a relationship involving marriage for purposes of laws governing the conduct of an election. House: Elections Left pending in subcommittee
HB 350 76-0 (1999) Author: Wohlgemuth, Arlene | et. al. Relating to creating a covenant marriage. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues Left pending in committee
HB 383 76-0 (1999) Author: Chisum, Warren | et. al. Relating to the recognition of a same-sex marriage. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 457 76-0 (1999) Author: McClendon, Ruth Relating to the disposition of beneficial interests in life insurance, retirement benefits, and other financial plans. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues Left pending in committee
HB 638 76-0 (1999) Author: Thompson, Senfronia | et. al. Relating to providing alimony after the dissolution of certain marriages. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues Referred to Juvenile Justice & Family Issues
HB 642 76-0 (1999) Author: Christian, Wayne | et. al. Relating to the review of proposed rules of health and human services agencies. House: Human Services Left pending in committee
HB 654 76-0 (1999) Author: Gutierrez, Roberto Relating to collection and use of the fee for a marriage license or a declaration of informal marriage. House: County Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 717 76-0 (1999) Author: Chisum, Warren Relating to mandatory premarital testing for human immunodeficiency virus infection. House: Public Health Left pending in committee
HB 734 76-0 (1999) Author: Goodman, Toby
Sponsor: Harris, Chris
Relating to the conversion of separate property to community property and to equitable and ownership interests in marital estates. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on 9/1/99
HB 819 76-0 (1999) Author: Naishtat, Elliott
Sponsor: Moncrief, Mike
Relating to an objection to the mediation of certain proceedings on the basis of family violence. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on 9/1/99
HB 1175 76-0 (1999) Author: Junell, Robert Relating to the participation of a proxy in certain marriage ceremonies. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues Left pending in committee
HB 1209 76-0 (1999) Author: Goodman, Toby
Sponsor: Harris, Chris
Relating to the clarification of certain provisions and other technical corrections in the Family Code. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective in 90 days -- 8/30/99
HB 1268 76-0 (1999) Author: Goodman, Toby Relating to findings of fact and conclusions of law by a court in a suit for dissolution of marriage. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues
Senate: Jurisprudence
Referred to Jurisprudence
HB 1271 76-0 (1999) Author: Dutton, Jr., Harold V. Relating to the enforcement of an order for the payment of attorney's fees in certain proceedings. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues
Senate: Jurisprudence
Referred to Jurisprudence
HB 1336 76-0 (1999) Author: Flores, Kino Relating to the regulation of the practice of marriage and family therapy. House: Public Health Left pending in committee
HB 1412 76-0 (1999) Author: Naishtat, Elliott Relating to the application for, issuance of, and contents of a protective order. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues Referred to Juvenile Justice & Family Issues
HB 1462 76-0 (1999) Author: Dunnam, Jim
Sponsor: Shapiro, Florence
Relating to the notification of certain persons of the marriage of the person's former spouse; providing a penalty. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on 9/1/99
HB 2142 76-0 (1999) Author: Goodman, Toby Relating to the appreciation in value of separate property during a marriage. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues Considered in Calendars
HB 2286 76-0 (1999) Author: Reyna, Arthur Relating to an order of legal separation in a marriage. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues Referred to Juvenile Justice & Family Issues
HB 2304 76-0 (1999) Author: Coleman, Garnet | et. al.
Sponsor: Zaffirini, Judith
Relating to certain providers of family counseling services under the medical assistance program. House: Public Health
Senate: Human Services
Effective on 1/1/00
HB 2441 76-0 (1999) Author: Goodman, Toby | et. al.
Sponsor: Ellis, Rodney
Relating to the requirement that parents participate in a parenting course and counseling in certain suits involving children. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on 9/1/99
HB 2442 76-0 (1999) Author: Goodman, Toby | et. al.
Sponsor: Wentworth, Jeff
Relating to the administration and funding of a premarital education handbook and certain marital education courses. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on 9/1/99
HB 2829 76-0 (1999) Author: Isett, Carl Relating to the dissolution of a marriage on the grounds of insupportability. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues Referred to Juvenile Justice & Family Issues
HB 2830 76-0 (1999) Author: Isett, Carl Relating to temporary injunctions against certain third parties during a suit for dissolution of a marriage. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues Left pending in committee
HB 2831 76-0 (1999) Author: Isett, Carl Relating to the restriction of certain suits for dissolution of a marriage in which adultery has been committed. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues Referred to Juvenile Justice & Family Issues
HB 3130 76-0 (1999) Author: Chisum, Warren
Sponsor: Gallegos, Jr., Mario
Relating to the judges empowered to waive the waiting period for a marriage ceremony. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on 9/1/99
HB 3141 76-0 (1999) Author: Naishtat, Elliott Relating to maintenance awarded to a spouse in a suit for dissolution of a marriage. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues Left pending in committee
HB 3306 76-0 (1999) Author: Thompson, Senfronia Relating to persons who are authorized to sell marital aids and other devices designed to promote safe sexual practices. House: Public Health Referred to Public Health
HB 3830 76-0 (1999) Author: McCall, Brian Relating to certain post-mortem procedures. House: Public Health Left pending in committee
HCR 280 76-0 (1999) Author: Dunnam, Jim
Sponsor: Shapiro, Florence
Instructing the enrolling clerk of the house to make technical corrections in H.B. No. 1462. Signed by the Governor
HJR 16 76-0 (1999) Author: Thompson, Senfronia | et. al.
Sponsor: Harris, Chris
Proposing a constitutional amendment to authorize garnishment of wages for the enforcement of court-ordered spousal maintenance. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues
Senate: Jurisprudence
Filed with the Secretary of State
HJR 36 76-0 (1999) Author: Goodman, Toby
Sponsor: Harris, Chris
Proposing a constitutional amendment permitting the conversion of separate property to community property. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues
Senate: Jurisprudence
Filed with the Secretary of State
SB 50 76-0 (1999) Author: Nelson, Jane | et. al.
Sponsor: Naishtat, Elliott | et. al.
Relating to the application for, issuance of, and contents of a protective order. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues
Senate: Criminal Justice
Effective on 9/1/99
SB 207 76-0 (1999) Author: Moncrief, Mike | et. al. Relating to protecting against family violence in family law cases and in certain other cases involving alternative dispute resolution procedures. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues
Senate: Jurisprudence
Referred to Juvenile Justice & Family Issues
SB 413 76-0 (1999) Author: Madla, Frank
Sponsor: Flores, Kino
Relating to the regulation of the practice of marriage and family therapy. House: Public Health
Senate: Health Services
Effective on 9/1/99
SB 644 76-0 (1999) Author: Haywood, Tom
Sponsor: Wohlgemuth, Arlene
Relating to creating a covenant marriage. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues
Senate: State Affairs
Committee report sent to Calendars
SB 1015 76-0 (1999) Author: Wentworth, Jeff Relating to the requirement that parents participate in a parenting course and counseling in certain suits involving children. Senate: Jurisprudence Referred to Jurisprudence
SB 1162 76-0 (1999) Author: Wentworth, Jeff Relating to the administration and funding of certain marital education courses, including courses required to obtain a marriage license. Senate: Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
HB 60 70-0 (1987) Author: Willis, Doyle Relating to the rules of evidence in criminal cases with respect to spousal immunity from being compelled to testify and to the confidentiality of communications made during marriage. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Posting rule suspended
HB 87 70-0 (1987) Author: Hudson III, Samuel Relating to conjugal visitation of prison inmates. House: Corrections Reported from s/c with substitute
HB 127 70-0 (1987) Author: Moreno, Paul Relating to the division on divorce of certain property of handicapped persons. House: Judiciary Referred to Judiciary
HB 203 70-0 (1987) Author: Hill, Anita
Sponsor: Caperton, Kent
Relating to an action for alienation of affection. House: Judiciary
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on 9/1/87
HB 254 70-0 (1987) Author: Harris, Chris
Sponsor: McFarland, Bob
Relating to the establishment of branch offices of county clerks for the purpose of issuing marriage licenses. House: County Affairs
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Effective in 90 days-8/31/87
HB 314 70-0 (1987) Author: Blackwood, Bill Relating to persons who are authorized to conduct marriage ceremonies. House: Judiciary Coauthor authorized
HB 317 70-0 (1987) Author: Tallas, Jim
Sponsor: Brown, J.E.
Relating to parental consent for the marriage of certain minors. House: Judiciary
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on 9/1/87
HB 404 70-0 (1987) Author: Hackney, Clint Relating to actions for the enforcement of an agreement made on consideration of nonmarital cohabitation and for the alienation of affection. House: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
HB 1213 70-0 (1987) Author: Arnold, Bill
Sponsor: Johnson, Eddie
Relating to the issuance of marriage licenses and to the time marriage ceremonies may take place. House: Judiciary
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on 1/1/88
HB 1310 70-0 (1987) Author: Toomey, Mike Relating to the adoption of the Uniform Premarital Agreement Act. House: Judiciary 1st Printing sent to Comm. on Cal.
HB 1380 70-0 (1987) Author: Hill, Patricia Relating to actions for the enforcement of an agreement made on consideration of nonmarital cohabitation and for alienation of affection. House: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
HB 1414 70-0 (1987) Author: Hackney, Clint Relating to the division and disposition of marital property and to spousal liability. House: Judiciary Pending in committee
HB 1416 70-0 (1987) Author: Hackney, Clint Relating to the issuance of a marriage license. House: Judiciary Laid on the table subject to call
HB 1417 70-0 (1987) Author: Hackney, Clint Relating to technical corrections and clarifications in suits brought under Titles 1 and 2, Family Code. House: Judiciary Laid on the table subject to call
HB 1457 70-0 (1987) Author: Perez, Nicolas Relating to the agreement of spouses regarding the right of survivorship in certain community property. House: Judiciary Pending in committee
HB 1571 70-0 (1987) Author: Morales, Dan Relating to the enforcement of certain court orders in suits for divorce, for annulment, or to declare a marriage void and in suits affecting the parent-child relationship. House: Judiciary Referred to Judiciary
HJR 70 70-0 (1987) Author: Perez, Nicolas Proposing a constitutional amendment to permit spouses to hold community property with right of survivorship. House: Judiciary 1st Printing sent to Comm. on Cal.
SB 281 70-0 (1987) Author: Caperton, Kent
Sponsor: Hackney, Clint
Restricting the abusive use of palimony suits. House: Business & Commerce
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective in 90 days - 8/31/87
SB 282 70-0 (1987) Author: Caperton, Kent Relating to the enforcement of certain property settlement agreements included in a divorce or annulment decree. House: Judiciary
Senate: Jurisprudence
Pending in committee
SB 366 70-0 (1987) Author: Brown, J.E.
Sponsor: Tallas, Jim
Relating to parental consent for the marriage of certain minors. House: Judiciary
Senate: Jurisprudence
Placed on General State Calendar
SB 532 70-0 (1987) Author: Caperton, Kent
Sponsor: Evans, Charles
Relating to the provision for spousal maintenance after the dissolution of certain marriages or putative marriages and providing enforcement procedures. House: Judiciary
Senate: Jurisprudence
Placed on General State Calendar
SB 559 70-0 (1987) Author: Krier, Cynthia Relating to the spousal exemption from prosecution for sexual assault. Senate: Jurisprudence Reported favorably w/o amendments
SB 842 70-0 (1987) Author: Caperton, Kent
Sponsor: Toomey, Mike
Relating to the adoption of the Uniform Premarital Agreement Act. House: Judiciary
Senate: Jurisprudence
Placed on General State Calendar
SB 893 70-0 (1987) Author: Caperton, Kent
Sponsor: Perez, Nicolas
Relating to the agreement of spouses regarding certain rights in certain property. House: Judiciary
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on 9/1/87
SB 926 70-0 (1987) Author: Caperton, Kent
Sponsor: Hackney, Clint
Relating to the division and disposition of marital property and to spousal liability. House: Judiciary
Senate: Jurisprudence
Placed on General State Calendar
SB 1322 70-0 (1987) Author: Caperton, Kent
Sponsor: Hackney, Clint
Relating to the requirements for issuance of a marriage license. House: Judiciary
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on 9/1/87
SJR 35 70-0 (1987) Author: Caperton, Kent
Sponsor: Perez, Nicolas
Proposing a constitutional amendment to permit spouses to hold community property with right of survivorship. Filed with the Secretary of State
HB 153 70-2 (1987) Author: Hackney, Clint Relating to the division and disposition of marital property and to spousal liability. House: Judiciary Referred to Judiciary
HB 168 70-2 (1987) Author: Harris, Chris
Sponsor: Caperton, Kent
Relating to the division and disposition of marital property and to spousal liability. House: Judiciary
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
SB 70 70-2 (1987) Author: Caperton, Kent Relating to the division and disposition of marital property and to spousal liability. House: Judiciary
Senate: Jurisprudence
Referred to Judiciary
SB 74 70-2 (1987) Author: Caperton, Kent Relating to certain alienation of affection suits. Senate: Jurisprudence Reported favorably w/o amendments
HB 53 69-0 (1985) Author: Willis, Doyle Relating to the testimony of a person in a criminal case. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Coauthor authorized
HB 88 69-0 (1985) Author: Buchanan, J. W. Relating to the acknowledgment of parental consent for the marriage of certain minors. House: Judiciary
Senate: Jurisprudence
Referred to Jurisprudence
HB 89 69-0 (1985) Author: Buchanan, J. W. Relating to the expiration of marriage licenses. House: Judiciary Referred to Judiciary
HB 117 69-0 (1985) Author: Kubiak, L.B. Relating to the expiration of marriage licenses. House: Judiciary Referred to Judiciary
HB 173 69-0 (1985) Author: Bush, Bob Relating to a temporary readjustment allowance that may be granted on divorce or annulment. House: Judiciary Referred to Judiciary
HB 315 69-0 (1985) Author: Criss, Lloyd Relating to persons who are authorized to conduct marriage ceremonies. House: Judiciary Referred to subcommittee
HB 399 69-0 (1985) Author: Messer, Bill Relating to testimony in a criminal case involving the spouse or former spouse of a witness. House: Criminal Jurisprudence No action taken in subcommittee
HB 546 69-0 (1985) Author: Hudson, David Relating to the testimony of a person in a criminal case involving the spouse or former spouse of the person. House: Criminal Jurisprudence No action taken in subcommittee
HB 782 69-0 (1985) Author: Adkisson, Tommy Relating to temporary court orders in suits for dissolution of marriage and suits affecting the parent-child relationship. House: Judiciary Reported from s/c fav. w/o amdt(s)
HB 1145 69-0 (1985) Author: Adkisson, Tommy Relating to the modification of certain divorce or annulment decrees that became final during the period in which military retirement benefits were not divisible. House: Judiciary Placed on General State Calendar
HB 1432 69-0 (1985) Author: Thompson, Senfronia Relating to remarriage after divorce. House: Judiciary Companion considered in lieu in comm.
HB 1726 69-0 (1985) Author: Blackwood, Bill Relating to the enforcement of certain property agreement settlements that become a part of a divorce or annulment decree. House: Judiciary Referred to Judiciary
HB 2190 69-0 (1985) Author: Perez, Nicolas Relating to the appointment of a receiver over certain marital property. House: Judiciary Referred to Judiciary
HB 2357 69-0 (1985) Author: Hudson III, Samuel Relating to conjugal visitation of prison inmates. House: Law Enforcement Referred to subcommittee
HB 2415 69-0 (1985) Author: Hudson III, Samuel Relating to persons authorized to conduct marriage ceremonies. House: Judiciary Referred to Judiciary
SB 61 69-0 (1985) Author: Lyon, Ted Relating to the testimony of one spouse against the other in a criminal prosecution. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
SB 250 69-0 (1985) Author: Whitmire, John Relating to application of offenses involving sexual contact to conduct between spouses. Senate: Jurisprudence Reported favorably w/o amendments
SB 342 69-0 (1985) Author: Uribe, Hector
Sponsor: Kubiak, L.B.
Relating to the issuance of and the expiration date of marriage licenses. House: Judiciary
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective immediately
SB 491 69-0 (1985) Author: Mauzy, Oscar
Sponsor: Perez, Nicolas
Relating to the appointment of a receiver over certain marital property. House: Judiciary
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective immediately
SB 547 69-0 (1985) Author: Caperton, Kent
Sponsor: Bush, Bob
Relating to the provision for spousal maintenance after the dissolution of certain marriages or putative marriages and providing enforcement procedures. House: Judiciary
Senate: Health & Human Resources
1st Printing sent to Comm. on Cal.
SB 638 69-0 (1985) Author: Mauzy, Oscar
Sponsor: Adkisson, Tommy
Relating to temporary court orders in suits for dissolution of marriage and suits affecting the parent-child relationship. House: Judiciary
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective immediately
SB 831 69-0 (1985) Author: Whitmire, John
Sponsor: Thompson, Senfronia
Relating to issuance of a marriage license and to remarriage after divorce. House: Judiciary
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on . . . . . . . . . .
HB 71 68-0 (1983) Author: Willis, Doyle Relating to the testimony of one spouse against the other in a criminal prosecution. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to subcommittee
HB 75 68-0 (1983) Author: Willis, Doyle Relating to the fee for the issuance of marriage licenses and declarations of informal marriage and to providing funds for the enforcement of laws prohibiting child abuse. House: County Affairs Referred to subcommittee
HB 155 68-0 (1983) Author: Tejeda, Frank
Sponsor: Vale, Bob
Relating to fees for conducting marriage ceremonies. House: Judicial Affairs
Senate: Jurisprudence
No action taken
HB 190 68-0 (1983) Author: Hudson III, Samuel Relating to conjugal visitation of prison inmates. House: Law Enforcement Referred to Committee on Law Enforcement
HB 446 68-0 (1983) Author: Danburg, Debra Relating to the definitions of the terms "spouse" and "wife" for the purpose of defining certain sexual offenses. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to subcommittee
HB 509 68-0 (1983) Author: Messer, Bill Relating to the waiting period for remarriage after a divorce. House: Judiciary Laid on the table subject to call
HB 703 68-0 (1983) Author: Tejeda, Frank Relating to the testimony of one spouse against the other in a criminal prosecution. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Committee on Criminal Jurisprudence
HB 937 68-0 (1983) Author: Garcia, Matt Relating to the abolition of common-law marriage. House: Judiciary Referred to Committee on Judiciary
HB 1169 68-0 (1983) Author: Khoury, Rollin
Sponsor: Mauzy, Oscar
Relating to suits for dissolution of marriage and affecting the parent-child relationship and to orders and decrees in these suits, including the enforcement and limitations of orders and decrees. House: Judiciary
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
HB 1172 68-0 (1983) Author: Hall, Tip Relating to the exemption from a medical examination of certain marriage license applicants on the order of a justice of the peace. House: Judiciary Referred to Committee on Judiciary
HB 1284 68-0 (1983) Author: Valles, Robert "Bob" Relating to the exemption from a medical examination of certain marriage license applicants on the order of a justice of the peace. House: Judiciary Referred to subcommittee
HB 1788 68-0 (1983) Author: Bush, Bob Relating to a temporary readjustment allowance that may be granted on divorce or annulment. House: Judiciary Referred to Committee on Judiciary
HB 1819 68-0 (1983) Author: Oliver, Jesse
Sponsor: Mauzy, Oscar
Relating to the duties of persons authorized to conduct marriage ceremonies. House: Judiciary
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
SB 92 68-0 (1983) Author: Glasgow, Bob Relating to the testimony by one spouse against the other in a criminal prosecution. Senate: Jurisprudence No action taken
SB 349 68-0 (1983) Author: Whitmire, John Relating to the definitions of the terms "spouse" and "wife" for the purpose of defining certain sexual offenses. Senate: Jurisprudence No action taken
SB 441 68-0 (1983) Author: Mauzy, Oscar Relating to suits for the dissolution of marriage and affecting the parent-child relationship and to orders and decrees in these suits, including the enforcement and limitations of orders and decrees. Senate: Jurisprudence No action taken
SB 537 68-0 (1983) Author: Caperton, Kent Relating to postjudgment support. Senate: Jurisprudence Postponed
SB 632 68-0 (1983) Author: Santiesteban, H. Relating to a temporary readjustment allowance that may be granted on divorce or annulment. Senate: Jurisprudence Reported from committee favorably without amendments
SB 798 68-0 (1983) Author: Caperton, Kent Relating to the testimony by one spouse against the other in a criminal case and the admissibility of a confidential communication between spouses in a civil or criminal case. Senate: Jurisprudence No action taken
SB 837 68-0 (1983) Author: Lyon, Ted Relating to the testimony of one spouse against the other in a criminal prosecution. Senate: Jurisprudence No action taken
SB 1012 68-0 (1983) Author: Montford, John Relating to the testimony of the spouse of a criminal defendant. Senate: Jurisprudence Reported from committee favorably with substitute
SB 1081 68-0 (1983) Author: Caperton, Kent
Sponsor: Turner, Jim
Relating to suits for custody and support of children after entry of a foreign divorce decree. House: Judiciary
Senate: Jurisprudence
Placed on daily Major State Calendar
HB 27 68-2 (1984) Author: Buchanan, J. W. Relating to the expiration of marriage licenses. House: Judiciary Referred to Committee on Judiciary
HB 72 67-0 (1981) Author: Hudson III, Samuel Relating to conjugal visitation of prison inmates. House: Security & Sanctions Referred to subcommittee
HB 503 67-0 (1981) Author: Gonzales, Arnold Relating to the exemption from a medical examination of certain marriage license applicants on the order of a justice of the peace. House: Judiciary Subcommittee laid on table subject to call
HB 651 67-0 (1981) Author: Danburg, Debra Relating to the nonjudicial termination of certain informal marriages. House: Judiciary Referred to Committee on Judiciary
HB 707 67-0 (1981) Author: Florence, Buck
Sponsor: Brooks, Chet
Relating to persons authorized to conduct a marriage ceremony. House: Judicial Affairs
Senate: Human Resources
Effective on . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
HB 752 67-0 (1981) Author: Denton, Betty
Sponsor: Mauzy, Oscar
Relating to suits for divorce or annulment and to declare a marriage void and to the rights, privileges, and duties of spouses. House: Judiciary
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
HB 753 67-0 (1981) Author: Denton, Betty
Sponsor: Mauzy, Oscar
Relating to the division of certain property in a suit for divorce or annulment. House: Judiciary
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
HB 754 67-0 (1981) Author: Denton, Betty Relating to the enforcement of certain court orders issued in or after a suit for the dissolution of a marriage. House: Judiciary
Senate: Jurisprudence
Referred to Committee on Jurisprudence
HB 770 67-0 (1981) Author: Denton, Betty Relating to suits for divorce, annulment and to declare a marriage void, to the rights, privileges, and duties of spouses, and to the enforcement and clarification of certain courts orders. House: Judiciary Subcommittee laid on table subject to call
HB 950 67-0 (1981) Author: Adkisson, Tommy Relating to property agreements and divisions of property between spouses and to gifts from one spouse to the other; providing for the rights, privileges, duties, and powers of spouses and third parties. House: Judiciary Laid on the table subject to call
HB 1145 67-0 (1981) Author: Cain, David Relating to the intestate succession to community property. House: Judicial Affairs Referred to Committee on Judicial Affairs
HB 1158 67-0 (1981) Author: Messer, Bill Relating to a requirement that a woman notify her spouse before receiving an abortion. House: State Affairs No action taken
HB 1300 67-0 (1981) Author: Cofer, Lanell Relating to summary procedures for the dissolution of certain marriages by divorce. House: Judiciary Referred to Committee on Judiciary
HB 1470 67-0 (1981) Author: Washington, Craig Relating to the funding of services and shelter centers for victims of family violence and to the funding, establishment and operation of multipurpose service centers for displaced homemakers. House: Human Services Committee laid on table subject to call
HB 1643 67-0 (1981) Author: Edwards, Al Relating to persons authorized to conduct marriage ceremonies House: Judiciary Referred to Committee on Judiciary
HB 1945 67-0 (1981) Author: Edwards, Al Relating to who is authorized to conduct a marriage ceremony. House: Judiciary Comm. report printed & sent to Comm. on Local & Consent Cal.
SB 65 67-0 (1981) Author: Brooks, Chet Relating to the amount and use of fees for the issuance of marriage licenses and declarations of informal marriage. Senate: Human Resources Referred to Committee on Human Resources
SB 226 67-0 (1981) Author: Doggett, Lloyd Relating to the interstate succession of community property. Senate: Jurisprudence Record vote
SB 558 67-0 (1981) Author: Mauzy, Oscar
Sponsor: Denton, Betty
Relating to suits for divorce or annulment and to declare a marriage void and to the rights, privileges, and duties of spouses. House: Judiciary
Senate: Jurisprudence
Comm. report printed & sent to Comm. on Local & Consent Cal.
SB 649 67-0 (1981) Author: Ogg, Jack Relating to the authorization of United States magistrates to conduct marriage ceremonies. Senate: Jurisprudence No action taken
SB 755 67-0 (1981) Author: Mauzy, Oscar
Sponsor: Adkisson, Tommy
Relating to property agreements and divisions of property between spouses and persons about to marry and to gifts from one spouse to the other; providing for the rights, privileges, duties, and powers of spouses and third parties in relation to interspousal agreements, divisions, and gifts. House: Judiciary
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on . . . . . . . . . .
SB 773 67-0 (1981) Author: Andujar, Betty Relating to repeal of certain sections of the Family Code of Texas with respect to medical examinations of applicants for marriage licenses. Senate: Jurisprudence Referred to Subcommittee on Civil Matters
SB 922 67-0 (1981) Author: Mauzy, Oscar
Sponsor: Adkisson, Tommy
Relating to marital property rights with regard to certain multiple-party accounts in financial institutions. House: Judiciary
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on . . . . . . . . . .
HB 388 66-0 (1979) Author: Hudson III, Samuel Relating to conjugal visitation of prison inmates. House: Security & Sanctions Motion to reconsider lost
HB 422 66-0 (1979) Author: Rudd, Jim Relating to the rights, privileges, duties and powers of spouses. House: Judicial Affairs Referred to Committee on Judicial Affairs
HB 754 66-0 (1979) Author: Lalor, Lance Relating to the amount and use of fees for issuance of marriage licenses and declarations of informal marriage. House: Intergovernmental Affairs Referred to Committee on Intergovernmental Affairs
HB 851 66-0 (1979) Author: Sullivant, Bill Relating to persons authorized to conduct marriage ceremonies. House: Judicial Affairs Considered by subcommittee in public hearing
HB 994 66-0 (1979) Author: Sharp, John
Sponsor: Schwartz, A.R. "Babe"
Relating to persons authorized to conduct marriage ceremonies. House: Judicial Affairs
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
HB 1357 66-0 (1979) Author: Gonzales, Arnold Relating to the exemption from a medical examination of certain marriage license applicants on the order of a justice of the peace. House: Judicial Affairs Referred to Committee on Judicial Affairs
HB 1588 66-0 (1979) Author: Cofer, Lanell Relating to summary procedures for the dissolution of certain marriages by divorce. House: Judicial Affairs Referred to Committee on Judicial Affairs
HB 1707 66-0 (1979) Author: Gibson, Jay Relating to court-ordered counseling of parties to a divorce. House: Judicial Affairs Placed on daily General State Calendar
HB 1796 66-0 (1979) Author: Close, G.R. "Bob" Relating to service of citation in a suit for the dissolution of marriage or in a suit affecting the parent-child relationship. House: Judicial Affairs Referred to Committee on Judicial Affairs
HB 2014 66-0 (1979) Author: Berlanga, Hugo Relating to the enforcement of an agreement providing for the division of certain property of a man and a woman who are not related and who live or plan to live together. House: Judiciary Considered by committee in public hearing
HJR 54 66-0 (1979) Author: Hill, Danny
Sponsor: Farabee, Ray
Proposing a constitutional amendment allowing spouses to agree that income or property arising from separate property is to be separate property. House: Constitutional Amendments
Senate: Jurisprudence
Filed with the Secretary of State
SB 131 66-0 (1979) Author: Parker, Carl
Sponsor: Rudd, Jim
Relating to certain rights, privileges, duties, and powers of spouses. House: Judicial Affairs
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on . . . . . . . . . .
SB 711 66-0 (1979) Author: Santiesteban, H. Relating to a temporary allowance that may be granted on divorce or annulment. Senate: Jurisprudence Coauthor authorized
SB 938 66-0 (1979) Author: Doggett, Lloyd Relating to summary procedures for the dissolution of certain marriages by divorce. Senate: Jurisprudence Reported from committee favorably with amendments
SB 1078 66-0 (1979) Author: Jones, Gene Relating to repealing Section 3.02,3.02 and 3.05, Family Code; and declaring an emergency. Senate: Jurisprudence Reported from committee favorably without amendments
SB 1146 66-0 (1979) Author: Andujar, Betty Relating to repeal of certain sections of the Family Code of Texas with respect to medical examinations of applicants for marriage licenses. Senate: Jurisprudence Considered by subcommittee in public hearing
SB 1250 66-0 (1979) Author: Brooks, Chet Relating to conjugal visitation of prisoner inmates. Senate: Jurisprudence Referred to Committee on Jurisprudence
HB 857 65-0 (1977) Author: Semos, Chris V. Relating to persons authorized to conduct marriage ceremonies. House: Judiciary Assigned to Consent Calendar
HB 1289 65-0 (1977) Author: Allen, Joe Relating to the construction of wills and trusts containing provisions for a maximum marital deduction allowable by federal law. House: Judiciary Considered by subcommittee in formal meeting
HB 1444 65-0 (1977) Author: Uher, D.R. Relating to procedures in certain suits for divorce in which the parties do not contest the issues. House: Judiciary Assigned to General State Calendar
HB 1450 65-0 (1977) Author: Grant, Ben Z. Relating to the marriage relationship and suits affecting the marriage relationship. House: Judiciary Considered by committee in public hearing
HB 1854 65-0 (1977) Author: Bock II, Bennie
Sponsor: Brooks, Chet
Relating to the reporting of serologic tests for determining the existence of infectious syphillis in applicants for marrige licenses. House: Health & Welfare
Senate: Human Resources
Effective immediately
HJR 81 65-0 (1977) Author: Hill, Danny Proposing amendments of the Texas Constitution to more fully set out the rights of husbands and wives with respect to their property. House: Constitutional Amendments Referred to Committee on Constitutional Amendments
SB 403 65-0 (1977) Author: Mengden, Walter Relating to the enforcement of certain property settlement agreements made on divorce or annulment. Senate: Jurisprudence Referred to Subcommittee on Civil Matters
SB 452 65-0 (1977) Author: Santiesteban, H. Relating to a temporary allowance which may be granted on divorce or annulment. Senate: Jurisprudence Motion lost
SB 609 65-0 (1977) Author: Mauzy, Oscar
Sponsor: Semos, Chris V.
Relating to persons authorized to conduct marriage ceremonies. House: Judiciary
Senate: Jurisprudence
90 Day Bill
HB 73 64-0 (1975) Author: Bock II, Bennie Relating to the form of service of citation in a suit for divorce or annulment or to declare a marriage void. House: Judiciary Referred to subcommittee
HB 276 64-0 (1975) Author: Nabers, Lynn
Sponsor: Hance, Kent
Amending Title 1 of the Family Code; relating to application for a marriage license without a personal appearance before the clerk; relating to issuance of a marriage license; relating to age requirements for marriage; relating to parental consent for underage applicants for marriage; relating to a court order granting an underage applicant permission to marry; relating to duplicate marriage licenses; relating to voidable marriages because of age; relating to jurisdiction over nonresident respondent; relating to citation by publication in a suit for divorce or the annulment of a marriage; relating to the counseling of parties to a divorce action; relating to jury trial in a suit for divorce or annulment; relating to the earnings of an unemancipated minor. House: Judiciary
Senate: Jurisprudence
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HB 524 64-0 (1975) Author: Nowlin, James
Sponsor: Lombardino, Frank
Relating to the divestiture of real or personal property on divorce or annulment. House: Judiciary
Senate: Jurisprudence
Reported from subcommittee with no action taken
HB 861 64-0 (1975) Author: Chavez, Melchor Relating to the custody of and support for children on the divorce of the parents or during the marriage relationship of the parents; providing for the modification and enforcement of order of a court setting the custody of or support for a child; providing for remedies for persons entitled to the possession of children. House: Judiciary Referred to subcommittee
HB 1693 64-0 (1975) Author: Bailey, Kay Relating to providing a disability allowance on divorce or annulment. House: Judiciary Referred to subcommittee
HB 1713 64-0 (1975) Author: Tanner, Jr., Perry A Placing in the county courts jurisdiction of certain minor's application for permission to marry or waiver of the age requirement. House: Judiciary Considered by committee in public hearing
HB 2153 64-0 (1975) Author: Hendricks, Bob
Sponsor: Santiesteban, H.
Relating to the abolition of the common law rights of action of criminal conversation. House: Judiciary
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective in 90 days
SB 266 64-0 (1975) Author: Hance, Kent Amending Title 1 of the Family Code. Senate: Jurisprudence Co-author authorized
SB 381 64-0 (1975) Author: Longoria, Raul Relating to the custody of and support for children on the divorce of the parents or during the marriage relationship of the parents; providing for the modification and enforcement of order of a court setting the custody of or support for a child; providing for remedies for persons entitled to the possession of children. Senate: Jurisprudence Reported from subcommittee with no action taken
SB 675 64-0 (1975) Author: Gammage, R.A. "Bob" Relating to providing a disability allowance on divorce or annulment. Senate: Jurisprudence Motion to suspend rules lost
SB 681 64-0 (1975) Author: Longoria, Raul Relating to persons authorized to conduct marriage ceremonies. House: Judiciary
Senate: Jurisprudence
Reported from committee favorably without amendments
SB 775 64-0 (1975) Author: Meier, Bill Relating to service fees by persons ordered to pay child support, alimony, or separate maintenance by certain domestic relations courts and district courts and to the manner of payment and accounding for such funds. House: Intergovernmental Affairs
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Referred to subcommittee
SB 1053 64-0 (1975) Author: Meier, Bill
Sponsor: Coleman, Ronald
Prohibiting the marriage between a person and a son or daughter of a brother or sister of the whole of half blood or by adoption. House: Judiciary
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective immediately
HB 35 63-0 (1973) Author: Kaster, James J.
Sponsor: Santiesteban, H.
Relating to orders by courts of domestic relations courts exempting marriage license applicants from the medical examination requirements. House: Judiciary
Senate: Jurisprudence
Signed by the Governor
HB 102 63-0 (1973) Author: Nowlin, James Relating to the divestiture of real property on divorce or annulment; amending Section 3.63, Family code; and declaring an emergency. House: Judiciary
Senate: Administration
Received from House
HB 103 63-0 (1973) Author: Nabers, Lynn
Sponsor: Hightower, Jack
Amending Title 1 of the Family Code as follows: amending Section 1.01, relating to the persons who may acquire a marriage license; amending Section 1.02, relating to application for a marriage license; amending Subsection (b), Section 1.03, relating to the content of the marriage license application; . . . and declaring an emergency. House: Judiciary
Senate: Administration
Signed by the Governor
HB 320 63-0 (1973) Author: Sage, Joseph F. Relating to rights of divorced parties to marry again prior to a six month period following the date the divorce is decreed. House: Judiciary Referred to Committee on Judiciary
HB 428 63-0 (1973) Author: Hollowell, Bill Relating to the imposition, collection, and use of fees to be paid to the district clerk in suits for divorce, for the payment of child support, and in certain contempt proceedings for failure to pay child support; andd declaring an emergency. House: Judiciary Referred to subcommittee
HB 640 63-0 (1973) Author: Geiger, Richard S. Relating to providing a readjustment allowance on divorce or annulment. House: Judiciary Referred to Committee on Judiciary
HB 698 63-0 (1973) Author: Peveto, Wayne Relating to the repeal of Section 1.22, Family Code; and declaring an emergency. House: Judiciary Sent to Calendar Committee
HB 920 63-0 (1973) Author: Tupper, Jr., Charles Relating to medical examinations prerequisite to obtaining a marriage license. House: Judiciary Committee hearing date
HB 1460 63-0 (1973) Author: Waters, Ron Relating to the selection of a surname by a married person; relating to the selection, by parents of a legitimate child, of the child's surname. House: Judiciary Referred to Committee on Judiciary
HB 1556 63-0 (1973) Author: Nugent, James E. Relating to the abolition of the office of county school superintendent of Walker County; and declaring an emergency. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Laid on the table subject to call
HCR 219 63-0 (1973) Author: Nabers, Lynn
Sponsor: Hightower, Jack
Directing the House Enrolling Clerk to make certain corrections in H.B. 103. Filed without Governor's signature
SB 233 63-0 (1973) Author: Hightower, Jack
Sponsor: Nabers, Lynn
Amending Title 1, Family Code relating to marriages and marriage licenses. House: Judiciary
Senate: Human Resources
Laid on the table subject to call
SB 614 63-0 (1973) Author: Patman, W.N. "Bill"
Sponsor: Tupper, Jr., Charles
Relating to the content of the physician's statement required to accompany an application for a marriage license; relating to the granting of authority to the State Board of Health to require a serological test for rubella under certain conditions for the same purpose. House: Judiciary
Senate: Human Resources
Filed without Governor's signature
SB 708 63-0 (1973) Author: Hightower, Jack
Sponsor: Nugent, James E.
Authorizing the State Department of Public Welfare in certain cases, or the county or district attorney, to institute charges and file complaint against any person violating these articles; providing a repealing clause and a saving clause; and declaring an emergency. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Jurisprudence
90 Day Bill
SB 770 63-0 (1973) Author: Ogg, Jack Amending the Family Code and relating to marriage licenses; and declaring an emergency. Senate: Jurisprudence Committee substitute
HB 49 62-0 (1971) Author: Swanson, Bill T. Relating to providing for abolition of common-law marriages after December 31, 1971.
HB 236 62-0 (1971) Author: Atwell, Ben Relating to the rights of grandparents to visit a child who has been the subject of a divorce and custody proceeding.
HB 320 62-0 (1971) Author: Golman, Joe H. Relating to private consensual acts between married persons and their lawful spouses.
HB 575 62-0 (1971) Author: Daniel, Jr., Price Relating to increasing the filing fee for suits for divorce or dissolution of marriage in certain counties.
HB 1057 62-0 (1971) Author: Calhoun, Frank Relating to removing the authority of a court granting a divorce to waive the six-month prohibition against remarriage.
HB 1058 62-0 (1971) Author: Calhoun, Frank Relating to abolishing the six months prohibition against remarriage.
HB 1094 62-0 (1971) Author: Doyle, Terry Relating to the issuance of a child support order in conjunction with a suit for divorce.
HB 1332 62-0 (1971) Author: Williams, Lindon Relating to designating as separate property certain disability benefits.
HB 1389 62-0 (1971) Author: Ogg, Jack Relating to marriage licenses and their issuance.
HB 1430 62-0 (1971) Author: Farenthold, Frances Relating to parental financial responsibility as regards child support payments; a penalty.
HB 1531 62-0 (1971) Author: Wyatt, Jr., Joe | et. al. Relating to increasing the filing fee for suits for divorce or dissolution of marriage in all counties in the 24th Judicial District and the 135th Judicial District.
SB 38 62-0 (1971) Author: McKool, Mike | et. al.
Sponsor: Hale, L. DeWitt
Relating to providing that an informal marriage of certain underage persons without parental consent is voidable and requiring written consent of parents to be attached to a declaration of informal marriage.
SB 125 62-0 (1971) Author: Hightower, Jack Relating to the abolition of common-law marriages after December 31, 1971; making certain conforming amendments regarding proof of informal marriages and the declaration and registration of informal marriages.
SB 143 62-0 (1971) Author: Hightower, Jack
Sponsor: Rosson, Renal B.
Relating to including a space for social security numbers on application forms for marriage licenses.
SB 277 62-0 (1971) Author: Kothmann, Glenn Relating to certain informal marriages of persons under 21 years of age, providing an effective date.
SB 805 62-0 (1971) Author: Patman, W.N. "Bill" Relating to increasing the filing fee for suits of divorce or dissolution of marriage in all counties in the 24th Judicial District and the 135th Judicial District.
HB 53 61-0 (1969) Author: Cory, Richard Henry "Dick" Relating to adopting Title I of the Family Code, a substantive revision of the statutes relating to husband and wife; relating to the record-keeping and information-providing function of the Bureau of Vital Statistics; providing an effective date.
HB 193 61-0 (1969) Author: Cummings, Russell Bennett Relating to the abolition of common-law marriages and proof of existing common-law marriages; relating to the record-keeping and information-providing function of the Bureau of Vital Statistics.
HB 261 61-0 (1969) Author: Evans, C. David | et. al. Relating to repealing Statutes relating to miscegenation.
HB 285 61-0 (1969) Author: Davis, Cletus A. "Cowboy" Relating to abolishing adultery by the wife as justification for homicide.
HB 471 61-0 (1969) Author: Salter, Robert F. "Bob" Relating to the child custody award in a divorce suit, by imposing restrictions on the award of custody to persons other than a parent.
HB 505 61-0 (1969) Author: Nowlin, James Relating to providing for counsel fees and expenses to wife in suits for divorce or to annul a marriage.
HB 1100 61-0 (1969) Author: Ray, Jr., C. L. Relating to prohibiting a county clerk or any deputy from directing parties who have been issued a marriage license to a particular person for the performance of the marriage; prescribing a penalty.
HB 1223 61-0 (1969) Author: Ogg, Jack Relating to the grounds for divorce.
HB 1247 61-0 (1969) Author: Farenthold, Frances "Sissy" Relating to repealing Article 32, Penal Code of Texas, 1925, relating to offenses by married women.
HB 1392 61-0 (1969) Author: Doran, Jr., Hilary B. Relating to establishing a limitation period for certain suits which challenge the validity of a conveyance by a married couple.
HB 1401 61-0 (1969) Author: Farenthold, Frances "Sissy" Relating to parental financial responsibility as regards child-support payments; providing delay in issuance of marriage license; a penalty.
SB 50 61-0 (1969) Author: Word, James Powell Relating to a substantive revision of the statutes of the Family Code relating to husband and wife--entering the marriage relationship, etc.; providing an effective date.
SB 273 61-0 (1969) Author: Jordan, Barbara Charline Relating to amending the Probate Code clarifying the effect of divorce upon the surviving spouse.
SB 464 61-0 (1969) Author: Word, James Powell Relating to venue in divorce proceedings.
SB 807 61-0 (1969) Author: Harrington, D. Roy Relating to uniform reciprocal enforcement of support.
HB 29 61-1 (1969) Author: Cory, Richard Henry "Dick" Relating to amending various provisions the Family Code; providing penalty for violations.
HB 47 61-2 (1969) Author: Cory, Richard Henry "Dick" Relating to amending various provisions of the Family Code; penalty for violation by county clerk or deputy.
HB 8 60-0 (1967) Author: Cory, Richard Henry "Dick" | et. al. Relating to the rights, duties, privileges, powers, and liabilities of spouses.
HB 14 60-0 (1967) Author: Floyd, Jr., Paul W. | et. al. Relating to the prohibition of common-law marriages; providing certain marriage contracts are not valid.
HB 40 60-0 (1967) Author: Harding, Forrest Ashby | et. al. Relating to the filing of divorce and annulment of marriage information with the State Bureau of Vital Statistics.
HB 73 60-0 (1967) Author: Finney, Dave Relating to amending the Penal Code by providing that no person may falsely claim to be the parent or guardian of a minor applying for a marriage license for the purpose of inducing the county clerk to issue the license and providing a penalty.
HB 278 60-0 (1967) Author: Whatley, Willis James Relating to changing the period of living apart without cohabitation as a ground for divorce.
HB 368 60-0 (1967) Author: Bass, Robert Wilton "Bob" Relating to amending certain article of the Code of Criminal Procedure relating to allegation of ownership of property in an indictment, so as to delete that portion which provides that the ownership of the separate property of a married woman may be alleged to be in her, or in her husband.
HB 425 60-0 (1967) Author: Bass, Robert Wilton "Bob" Relating to venue for married women.
HB 481 60-0 (1967) Author: Davis, Cletus A. "Cowboy" | et. al. Relating to abolishing adultery by the wife as justification for homicide.
HB 523 60-0 (1967) Author: Hale, L. DeWitt Relating to amending certain articles of the Penal Code so as to permit prosecution for wife or child desertion in the county where such wife or child shall have resided for 60 days next preceding the filing of the indictment or information or in the county in which the defendant may be located.
HB 653 60-0 (1967) Author: Scoggins, Charles R. "Chuck" Relating to filing affidavits with the county clerk before a marriage license may be issued.
HB 760 60-0 (1967) Author: Murray, Menton J. Relating to repealing a certain Article of the Penal Code relating to parental consent to marriage of a minor child.
SB 33 60-0 (1967) Author: Word, James Powell | et. al. Relating to amending the Insurance Code relating to the rights, duties, privileges, powers, and liabilities of spouses; validating certain acknowledgments of married women.
SB 193 60-0 (1967) Author: Wilson, Charles N. "Charlie" Relating to adoption by a married person who is not legally an adult.
SB 194 60-0 (1967) Author: Wilson, Charles N. "Charlie" Relating to emancipating married minor males.
SB 206 60-0 (1967) Author: Parkhouse, George M. Relating to repealing the Penal Code article relating to adultery as justification for homicide committed by the husband upon one taken in the act of adultery with the wife.
SB 432 60-0 (1967) Author: Reagan, Bruce A. Relating to amending certain statutes relating to filing affidavits with the county clerk before a marriage license may be issued.
HCR 15 60-1 (1968)
HB 92 59-0 (1965) Author: Haring, Paul Byrne | et. al. Relating to providing that no suit for divorce shall be heard, or divorce granted, before the expiration of 180 days after the suit is filed if there are children under 18 years of age born of the marriage sought to be dissolved or adopted by the parties to the suit.
HB 201 59-0 (1965) Author: Shannon, Jr., Thomas Clifton "Tommy" | et. al. Relating to competency of spouses to testify against each other in certain actions; amending the Code of Criminal Procedure.
HB 209 59-0 (1965) Author: Isaacks, Maud Relating to amending certain acts relating to partition or exchange of community property between husband and wife, by deleting provisions requiring approval of the transaction by the District Court in certain circumstances.
HB 211 59-0 (1965) Author: Miller, William H. Relating to prohibiting common-law marriages.
HB 213 59-0 (1965) Author: Miller, William H. Relating to making privileged certain communications between husband and wife, attorney and client, clergyman and confessor, physician and patient, and newsman and his source of information.
HB 322 59-0 (1965) Author: Guffey, Lloyd Myron Relating to amending the Code of Criminal Procedure in relation to allegation of ownership of property in an indictment, so as to delete that portion which provides that the ownership of the separate property of a married woman may be alleged to be in her, or in her husband.
HB 344 59-0 (1965) Author: Bass, Robert Wilton "Bob" Relating to amending certain statutes so as to provide the same standards for both the husband and the wife with respect to adultery as a ground for divorce.
HB 345 59-0 (1965) Author: Bass, Robert Wilton "Bob" Relating to amending certain Statutes relating to exemption from jury service, granting an exemption to either the husband or the wife where both spouses are summoned to serve on the same jury panel.
HB 367 59-0 (1965) Author: Bass, Robert Wilton "Bob" Relating to amending the Penal Code to provide that adultery is justification under certain circumstances for homicide committed by the wife upon one taken in the act of adultery with the husband.
HB 449 59-0 (1965) Author: Hale, L. DeWitt Relating to the control, management and disposition of the separate and community property of married persons and the liability of such property for debts and claims, and to the capacity of married women to make contracts, to sue and be sued, and to enter into other business or legal relationships.
HB 458 59-0 (1965) Author: Williamson, Billy H. Relating to amending the Penal Code by providing that either parent may give consent for the marriage of a minor.
HB 463 59-0 (1965) Author: Atwell, Ben Relating to persons who are authorized to celebrate marriage rites.
HB 516 59-0 (1965) Author: Brooks, Chet | et. al. Relating to repealing certain Article of the Penal Code relating to punishment for an offense which a married woman commits by the command or persuasion of her husband.
HB 610 59-0 (1965) Author: Crews, David William Relating to amending certain Statutes relative to the issuance of marriage licenses.
HB 614 59-0 (1965) Author: Miller, William H. Relating to grounds for divorce; amending the Revised Civil Statutes.
HB 754 59-0 (1965) Author: Woods, Henry Jackson "Jack" | et. al. Relating to permitting a married woman to sue alone for the recovery of her separate property or of the special community property under conditions herein specified.
HB 758 59-0 (1965) Author: Cowden, George M. | et. al. Relating to amending certain statutes relating to grounds for divorce.
HB 816 59-0 (1965) Author: Bass, Robert Wilton "Bob" Relating to repealing certain Article of the Penal Code relating to adultery as justification for homicide committed by the husband upon one taken in the act of adultery with the wife.
HB 832 59-0 (1965) Author: Pickens, Franklin Ace Relating to repealing certain article of the Penal Code relating to adultery as justification for homicide.
HB 839 59-0 (1965) Author: Whatley, Willis James Relating to amending certain articles relating to acknowledgments of married women, so as to provide that a married woman need be examined privily and apart from her husband only when she acknowledges a conveyance of the homestead or any instrument encumbering or otherwise affecting the homestead.
HB 996 59-0 (1965) Author: Dickson, Temple Relating to the partnership agreements of married women authorizing the continuance of partnership agreements entered into prior to marriage and authorizing a married woman to enter into a partnership agreement after marriage.
HB 1007 59-0 (1965) Author: Woods, Henry Jackson "Jack" Relating to amending certain Articles so as to require the separate acknowledgment of the wife only in the conveyance or encumbrance of the homestead and to clarify the language of said Articles.
HCR 166 59-0 (1965)
HCR 187 59-0 (1965)
SB 9 59-0 (1965) Author: Moore, W.T. "Bill" Relating to the control, management and disposition of the separate and community property of married persons and the liability of such property for debts and claims, and to the capacity of married women to make contracts, to sue and be sued, and to enter into other business or legal relationships.
SB 58 59-0 (1965) Author: Watson, Jr., Murray Relating to amending certain Acts by providing for a right of survivorship agreement between husband and wife, to provide for the issuance of the certificate of title in the name of both.
SB 63 59-0 (1965) Author: Parkhouse, George M. Relating to amending the Texas Probate Code so as to provide that either the father or the mother is entitled to appointment as guardian of the estates of the minor children by the marriage if the parents live together.
SB 297 59-0 (1965) Author: Schwartz, A.R. "Babe" Relating to repealing certain Statutes relative to ante-nuptial agreements.
SB 365 59-0 (1965) Author: Herring, Charles Relating to amending certain Statutes relating to the issuance of marriage licenses; providing for consent of either parent for the marriage of a minor to be given by said parent appearing before the County Clerk of any county in the United States of America and giving consent under oath; eliminating the requirement that application must be on file at least three days in the County Clerk's Office before issuing a marriage license to a minor.
SB 366 59-0 (1965) Author: Herring, Charles Relating to amending the Penal Code by providing for consent for the marriage of a minor child by the father or mother alone in certain cases.
SB 434 59-0 (1965) Author: Spears, Jr., Franklin Scott Relating to preserving in the court granting a divorce, jurisdiction to modify child custody; amending certain Acts.
SB 507 59-0 (1965) Author: Word, James Powell Relating to the rights of spouses as affect the separate property of the spouses, the community property of spouses, the capacity of spouses, and the powers of management, control and disposition of the property of spouses.
HB 15 58-0 (1963) Author: Clayton, Bill | et. al. Relating to abolishing common law marriages; providing for the legitimacy of all children born or conceived prior to the effective date of this Act; providing for an effective date.
HB 22 58-0 (1963) Author: Rosson, Renal B. | et. al. Relating to increasing the period from the time a divorce petition is filed to the time it may be heard; making it a felony for any party to a divorce to marry anyone within six (6) months except the other party to the divorce; requiring that all child support payments be paid to the clerk of the court rendering the support judgment; requiring the appointment of an attorney ad litem to represent children in every divorce suit; requiring the defendant in a divorce suit involving children to be present when the cause is heard; permitting visitation at reasonable times and places by the parent not having custody of children.
HB 60 58-0 (1963) Author: Fletcher, Henry A. | et. al. Providing that no marriage license shall be issued until it has been on file in the County Clerk's office for a period of not less than five (5) days.
HB 122 58-0 (1963) Author: Adams, J. Collier Relating to providing for the extension of the Uniform Reciprocal Enforcement of Duties of Support Act to cases wherein the petitioner and the respondent are residents of or domiciled in different counties within the State of Texas.
HB 188 58-0 (1963) Author: Cory, Richard Henry "Dick" Relating to uniform reciprocal enforcement of support.
HB 199 58-0 (1963) Author: Glenn, Allen D. | et. al. Relating to providing that subpoenas issued in misdemeanor wife and child desertion cases shall be amenable outside the county in which prosecution is pending and that officers issuing and serving such process and witnesses from within and without the county in such prosecution shall be compensated as though the offense were a felony.
HB 384 58-0 (1963) Author: Carriker, Max D. Relating to requiring district clerks to report certain divorce information to the State Department of Health, Bureau of Vital Statistics; providing for the payment of a fee by anyone receiving divorce information from the Bureau and the accounting for such fee by the Bureau.
HB 403 58-0 (1963) Author: Cowden, George M. | et. al. Relating to removing the disabilities of coverture of a married woman in connection with her contracts and her management and control of the separate property.
HB 404 58-0 (1963) Author: Cowden, George M. | et. al. Relating to repealing requiring joinder of the husband and privy acknowledgment of the wife in any conveyance of the separate lands of the wife.
HB 497 58-0 (1963) Author: Satterwhite, William Thomas "Bill" | et. al. Relating to equalizing as between spouses those grounds for divorce base on abandonment or adultery.
HB 504 58-0 (1963) Author: Rosson, Renal B. Relating to eliminating the requirement of separate and privy acknowledgment of a married woman to instruments purporting to be executed by her.
HB 550 58-0 (1963) Author: Esquivel, Rudolph S. "Rudy" Relating to providing that in misdemeanor cases involving wife and child desertion, neglect, or refusing to provide support, the court shall have authority to enter orders pending final hearing and to punish for violation or refusal to obey such orders as for contempt.
HB 671 58-0 (1963) Author: Fondren, Gene Norris | et. al. Relating to amending by eliminating from the act the provisions making the judgment in divorce cases as to child custody conform to a jury's determination of custody and further eliminating the provisions permitting demand for a jury trial in child custody cases and adding a provision for payment of child support awards into the registry of the Court, unless the Court order provides otherwise.
HB 707 58-0 (1963) Author: Glenn, Allen D. | et. al. Relating to providing a divorced person with a right of action against a former spouse for the commission of intentional torts upon the claimant during their marriage; providing for the running of the Statute of Limitations upon the commission of such tortious act.
HB 709 58-0 (1963) Author: Brown, Donald M. "Don" Relating to repealing Article 4607 of the Revised Civil Statutes of Texas, 1925.
SB 365 58-0 (1963) Author: Moore, W.T. "Bill" Relating to the control, management and disposition of the separate and community property of married persons and the liability of such property for debts and claims, and to the capacity of the married woman to make contracts, to sue and be sued, and to enter into other business or legal relationships; fixing an effective date.
HB 31 57-0 (1961) Author: Haring, Paul Byrne Relating to amending a certain Statute providing that divorce decrees shall not take effect for one (1) year after the date of the decree.
HB 98 57-0 (1961) Author: Jones, William M. "Bill" Relating to amending a certain Statute relating to the procedure and periods of time allowed before hearing in a divorce suit and the granting of a final decree.
HB 127 57-0 (1961) Author: Cory, Richard Henry "Dick" Relating to repealing a certain Act concerning uniform reciprocal enforcement of support.
HB 183 57-0 (1961) Author: Haring, Paul Byrne Relating to concerning the recognition of a divorce obtained in another jurisdiction and to make uniform the law with reference thereto.
HB 186 57-0 (1961) Author: Jarvis, Ben E. Relating to abolishing common law marriages; providing for the legitimacy of all children born or conceived prior to the effective date of this Act; providing for an effective date.
HB 253 57-0 (1961) Author: Korioth, Thomas Anthony "Tony" Relating to amending a certain Act providing for the filing of a record of each marriage, each divorce and annulment of marriage in this State with the State Registrar of Vital Statistics.
HB 294 57-0 (1961) Author: Adams, J. Collier | et. al. Relating to amending the Uniform Reciprocal Enforcement of Duties of Support Act providing for the extension of the Act to cases wherein the petitioner and the respondent are residents of or domiciled in different counties within the State of Texas; providing for transfer of proceedings in such cases from one district court where previous orders had been entered to the responding county under this Act and defining the jurisdiction in the responding county.
HB 328 57-0 (1961) Author: Hughes, Robert H. "Bob" | et. al. Relating to amending Article entitled "Enforcement of Support" of the Revised Civial Statutes to provide for the extension of the act to cases where the petitioner and respondent are residents of or domiciled in different counties of the State; providing for transfer of proceedings in certain cases from one district court where previous order had been entered to the responding county under this act and for jurisdiction in the responding county.
HB 423 57-0 (1961) Author: Rosson, Renal B. Relating to amending Articles 1300, 5460, 1299 and 6607, Revised Civil Statutes of Texas, and repealing Articles 6605 and 6608, Revised Civil Statutes of Texas, 1925, eliminating the requirement of separate and privy acknowledgement of a married woman to instruments purporting to be executed by her.
HB 436 57-0 (1961) Author: Lewis, Ben H. Relating to amending a certain Article of Vernon's Texas Civil Statutes providing that jury determination of child custody may not be contravened by judgment of the court upon granting a divorce.
HB 670 57-0 (1961) Author: Lewis, Ben H. Relating to specifically providing any husband and his wife with the power of creating out of their community property, joint estates, real, personal, or mixed, with rights of survivorship.
HB 711 57-0 (1961) Author: Kennard, Don Relating to amending a Revised Civil Statute relating to the support of children who require custodial care.
HB 870 57-0 (1961) Author: Cole, Criss Relating to amending the Penal Code of Texas relating to parents giving consent for the marriage of minors.
HB 1012 57-0 (1961) Author: Ballman, Charles Lee Relating to amending a certain Statute relating to the management, control, and disposition by a married woman of her separate property; to provide that a married woman residing out-of-state may elect to manage her separate property in Texas.
HJR 33 57-0 (1961) Author: Hale, L. DeWitt Relating to proposing an amendment to the Constitution of Texas to define more clearly the separate property of the husband and of the wife; to provide that the increase of separate property and the rents and revenues derived therefrom, interest on bonds and notes, and dividends on stock, shall be a part of the separate property of each spouse; to permit the partitioning of community property; providing for the Legislature to pass enabling legislation.
SB 34 57-0 (1961) Author: Willis, Doyle | et. al. Relating to amending a certain Civil Statute eliminating the requirement of separate and privy acknowledgment of a married woman to instruments purporting to be executed by her.
SB 52 57-0 (1961) Author: Willis, Doyle Relating to amending a certain Statute relating to management, control and disposition by a married woman of her separate property, both real and personal, including her right to contract and be contracted with, and to sue and be sued; fixing its effective date.
SB 103 57-0 (1961) Author: Martin, Crawford Collins | et. al. Relating to amending a certain Statute eliminating the requirement for separate and privy acknowledgment of conveyances and other instruments by married women; preserving the legal status of all instruments executed prior to the effective date hereof.
SB 200 57-0 (1961) Author: Secrest, Jarrard Relating to amending a certain Statute and the Penal Code of Texas providing for the filing of a statistical report of each marriage, divorce, and annulment of marriage in this state with the State Registrar of Vital Statistics; providing the time this Act shall take effect.
SB 295 57-0 (1961) Author: Martin, Crawford Collins | et. al. Relating to amending a certain Statute to give a married woman 21 years of age and over sole management, control and disposition of her separate property, both real and personal; setting an effective date.
SB 325 57-0 (1961) Author: Hazlewood, Grady Relating to amending a certain Statute relating to the filing by a married woman of a statement of election as to the management of her separate property in counties in which she owns real estate; providing that the husband be not required to join or consent to such statement.
SB 361 57-0 (1961) Author: Owen, III, Frank Relating to amending the Code of Criminal Procedure by providing that the rules of excluding testimony be changed so that husband and wife can more fully testify and be subject to broader rules of cross-examination when used as a witness for the other.
HB 84 57-1 (1961) Author: Shipley, Donald K. Relating to amending a certain Article of the Code of Criminal Procedure providing that the rules of excluding testimony be changed so that husband and wife can more fully testify and be subject to broader rules of cross-examination when used as a witness for the other.
SB 69 57-3 (1962) Author: Baker, Robert W. Relating to amending a certain Statute providing that a wife shall never be the joint maker of a note or a surety on any bond or obligation of another without the joinder of her husband with her in making such contract, unless she has been declared a femme sole.
HB 91 56-0 (1959) Author: Jones, William M. "Bill" Relating to amending certain statutes so as to provide that when a child or children shall have been born of the marriage, or a child is in gestation, the divorce decree shall not become final until on year after the original petition is filed; excepting suits which are pending on the effective date of this Act.
HB 193 56-0 (1959) Author: Hughes, Robert H. "Bob" | et. al. Relating to amending the statute entitled "Enforcement of Support" to include cases where the petitioner and respondent are residents of different counties.
HB 316 56-0 (1959) Author: Johnson, Sr., Robert Ellis "Bob; Big Daddy" Relating to amending certain statutes so as to provide that married women shall have the control, management and disposition of their contracts of life insurance or annuity, subject to nullification of the provisions of this Act by the husband by notice to the insurance company.
HB 329 56-0 (1959) Author: Guffey, Lloyd Myron | et. al. Relating to amending the Penal Code so as to define what shall constitute willfully deserting, neglecting or refusing to provide for the support and maintenance of a wife in necessitous circumstances and defining what shall constitute willfully deserting, neglecting or refusing to provide for the support and maintenance of one's child or children under sixteen years of age; fixing a penalty.
HB 386 56-0 (1959) Author: Cole, Criss Relating to amending certain acts to require the pleadings in all divorce suits to disclose the name, age, sex and residence of all children under eighteen (18) years of age born of the marriage sought to be dissolved, or legally adopted by the parties to the marriage sought to be dissolved.
HB 413 56-0 (1959) Author: Collins, Sam Forse Relating to requiring divorce and annulment petitions to name the county in which the marriage license is recorded; requiring recordation of divorce and annulment decrees and taxing of costs of same in the cause.
HB 613 56-0 (1959) Author: Lewis, Ben H. Relating to providing for the extension of the Enforcement of Support Act to cases where the petitioner and respondent are residents of or domiciled in different counties of the state; providing for transfer of proceedings in certain cases from one district court where previous order had been entered to the responding county under this act and for jurisdiction in the responding county.
HB 674 56-0 (1959) Author: Woolsey, W. N. "Bill" Relating to authorizing judges having divorce jurisdiction to support and sponsor a board of marriage counselors, setting forth the purposes for organizing such board to wit: marriage counseling, premarital counseling and dissemination of vital domestic information to the public.
HB 909 56-0 (1959) Author: Huffman, Reagan Russell Relating to amending the Code of Criminal Procedure by providing that the rules excluding testimony be changed so that husband and wife can more fully testify and be subject to broader rules of cross-examination when used as a witness for the other.
SB 47 56-0 (1959) Author: Krueger, Culp Relating to amending the Penal Code so as to define what shall constitute willfully deserting, neglecting, or refusing to provide for the support and maintenance of a wife in necessitous circumstances and to define what shall constitute willfully deserting, neglecting or refusing to provide for the support and maintenance of one's child or children under eighteen years or age; fixing a penalty.
SB 161 56-0 (1959) Author: Moore, W.T. "Bill" Relating to amending the Penal Code by making it an offense for any husband to willfully desert, neglect, or refuse to provide for the support and maintenance of his wife, who may be in necessitous circumstances, or any parent who shall willfully desert, neglect, or refuse to provide for the support and maintenance of any child, under a certain age; prescribing fines, penalties and punishments.
SB 162 56-0 (1959) Author: Secrest, Jarrard Relating to amending the Penal Code by providing for the filing of a record of each marriage, each divorce and annulment of marriage in this state with the State Registrar of Vital Statistics.
SB 205 56-0 (1959) Author: Bradshaw, Floyd Francis Relating to amending certain acts by providing that married women shall have the control, management and disposition of their contracts of life insurance or annuity, subject to nullification of the provisions of this act by the husband by notice to the insurance company.
SB 227 56-0 (1959) Author: Moore, W.T. "Bill" Relating to amending certain statutes relative to providing for the extension of the Enforcement of Support Act to cases where the petitioner and respondent are residents of or domiciled in different counties of the state.
SB 262 56-0 (1959) Author: Reagan, Bruce A. Relating to authorizing judges having divorce jurisdiction to support and sponsor a board of marriage counselors, setting forth the purposes for organizing such board to wit: marriage counseling, premarital counseling and dissemination of vital domestic information to the public.
SB 333 56-0 (1959) Author: Willis, Doyle Relating to amending certain acts so as to require the joint conveyance of community real property by husband and wife.
HB 72 56-1 (1959) Author: Jones, William M. "Bill" Relating to the requirement of consent of parent or guardian of certain parties before said parties may marry or a marriage license be issued to them and relating further to the issuance of marriage licenses by the county clerk after a prescribed period of three (3) days from the date of the filing of the application.
HB 48 56-2 (1959) Author: Hughes, Robert H. "Bob" | et. al. Relating to the requirement of consent of parent or guardian of certain parties before said parties may marry or a marriage license be issued to them and relating further to the issuance of marriage licenses by the county clerk after a prescribed period of three (3) days from the date of the filing of application.
HB 55 55-0 (1957) Author: Patterson, Robert R. Relating to amending certain Statutes by eliminating the requirement for separate and privy acknowledgment of conveyances by a married woman.
HB 57 55-0 (1957) Author: Cline, Jr., William A. "Bill" Relating to offenses for willfully deserting, neglecting, or refusing to provide for the support and maintenance of a wife in necessitous circumstances or of a child or children under eighteen years of age; prescribing penalties.
HB 94 55-0 (1957) Author: Winfree, Sr., Joseph Edwin Relating to amending certain Statutes determining those authorized to celebrate the rites of matrimony.
HB 102 55-0 (1957) Author: White, Richard Crawford | et. al. Relating to the residence of persons in military service stationed at military installations in the State of Texas for purpose of filing divorce suits; amending certain Statutes.
HB 134 55-0 (1957) Author: Hale, L. DeWitt | et. al. Relating to amending certain Statutes by eliminating the requirement for separate and privy acknowledgment of conveyances and other instruments by married women.
HB 135 55-0 (1957) Author: Hale, L. DeWitt | et. al. Relating to amending certain Statutes relative to the management, control, and disposition by a married woman of her separate property, both real and personal, including her right to contract and be contracted with and to sue and be sued.
HB 222 55-0 (1957) Author: Thurmond, George Murat Relating to amending the Penal Code relative to the willful desertion, negligence or refusal to support and maintain a wife or children, and raising the age of children thereunder to eighteen years of age.
HB 360 55-0 (1957) Author: Kennedy, Harold G. Relating to amending certain Statutes so as to remove the disabilities of minority of underage males, as well as femailes, who are or have been lawfully married.
HB 363 55-0 (1957) Author: Hensley, Jr., Joe Lee Relating to amending the Penal Code so as to provide that any parent shall be criminally liable under the provisions of this Act, for desertion, neglect, and refusal to provide for the support and maintenance of his or her child or children, so long as such child or children are under the age of eighteen years.
HB 408 55-0 (1957) Author: Hosey, Jean Edmond Relating to declaring that all males under the age of twenty-one years who are now married or who have heretofore married or who shall hereafter marry shall be deemed to be of full age and shall be entitled to all of the rights and privileges and obligations thereto pertaining except as to the right to vote.
HB 446 55-0 (1957) Author: Dungan, William Taylor "Bill" Relating to amending the Penal Code by making it unlawful for any parent to willfully desert, neglect or refuse to provide for the support and maintenance of his or her child or children under eighteen years of age.
HB 484 55-0 (1957) Author: Sutton, Jr., Robert Keltner Relating to amending certain Statutes to provide that married women shall have the control, management and disposition of their contracts of life insurance or annuity, subject to nullification of the provisions of this act by the husband by notice to the insurance company.
HB 592 55-0 (1957) Author: Moore, James Steele "Jim" Relating to providing a cumulative method of enforcing duties of support imposed by law; defining terms; prescribing the manner of filing and hearing of such cause of action, and the jurisdiction, duties, and powers of district court in enforcement of support payments.
HB 593 55-0 (1957) Author: Moore, James Steele "Jim" Relating to assessing against certain persons adjudged in contempt for failure to pay support imposed by law designated costs necessary to enforce such judgment; providing the manner of collection and payment of said costs.
HB 609 55-0 (1957) Author: Cole, Criss Relating to judgments affecting the custody and support of children in divorce cases.
SB 24 55-0 (1957) Author: Willis, Doyle Relating to the management, control, and disposition by a married woman of her separate property, both real and personal, including her right to contract and be contracted with and sue and be sued; setting an effective date.
SB 25 55-0 (1957) Author: Willis, Doyle Relating to amending certain Statutes so as to eliminate the requirement of separate and privy acknowledgment of a married woman to instruments purporting to be executed by her and to eliminate the requirement of acknowledgment as an essential to the validity of certain instruments.
SB 148 55-0 (1957) Author: Krueger, Culp Relating to amending the Penal Code so as to define what shall constitute willfully deserting, neglecting or refusing to provide for the support and maintenance of a wife in necessitous circumstances and defining what shall constitute willfully deserting, neglecting or refusing to provide for the support and maintenance of one's child or children under sixteen years of age; fixing a penalty.
SB 242 55-0 (1957) Author: Bradshaw, Floyd Francis Relating to amending certain statutes to provide that married women shall have the control, management and disposition of their contracts of life insurance or annuity, subject to nullification of the provisions of this Act by the husband by notice to the insurance company.
SB 371 55-0 (1957) Author: Wood, Bill D. Relating to amending certain Statutes so as to remove the disabilities of minority of underage males, as well as females, who are or have been lawfully married.
HB 36 55-2 (1957) Author: Saul, Charles Leroy | et. al. Relating to providing for suit for custody and support of child or children under 18 years of age against a parent when said parent was granted a divorce decree in a foreign jurisdiction and the granting court was silent as to custody and support of such children; providing for process, hearing and orders; providing further for punishment as for contempt for violation or failure to obey orders; providing for payment to the district clerk.
HB 28 54-0 (1955) Author: Sanders, Jr., Harold Barefoot Relating to amending Statutes so as to provide for a different standard for fixing the amount of the bond required for the surviving husband or wife to qualify as administrator of community property when the other spouse is insane than the standard required when the other spouse is dead.
HB 61 54-0 (1955) Author: Isaacks, Maud Relating to amending Statutes by increasing from thirty (30) days to sixty (60) days the period of time which must expire after suit is filed before a suit for divorce may be heard or divorce granted.
HB 64 54-0 (1955) Author: Banks, Jr., Clinton Stanley Relating to amending Statutes so as to provide that a marriage without good faith attempt to obtain license shall be null and void, but that lack of authority of the person who performs the ceremony shall not invalidate the marriage; clerical errors in the license shall not invalidate the marriage; parties who attempt a valid ceremonial marriage but an impediment exists shall in certain instances be deemed married after the impediment is removed; providing that this amendment shall not affect marriages consummated before the Act becomes effective.
HB 101 54-0 (1955) Author: Hale, L. DeWitt Relating to amending certain acts; prescribing contents of petitions and cross-petitions for divorce; requiring disposition and provision for children under certain ages in any divorce case or subsequent proceeding; providing for testimony by parents; authorizing appointment of next friend to investigate and report on conditions concerning children, and allowing a fee therefor.
HB 153 54-0 (1955) Author: Lane, T. W. "Buckshot" | et. al. Relating to amending the Penal Code of Texas to make the first offense of wife or child desertion a misdemeanor and subsequent offenses felonies; prescribing penalties.
HB 285 54-0 (1955) Author: Yancy, Jr., James Watson | et. al. Relating to duties of support and and to make uniform the law in respect thereto; stating the duty of support to spouses and to children and regulating actions for support; stating the effect of this Act on other laws.
HB 708 54-0 (1955) Author: Patterson, Robert R. Relating to amending certain Statutes eliminating the requirement for separate and privy acknowledgment of conveyances by a married woman.
HB 847 54-0 (1955) Author: Cobb, Carroll Relating to amending certain Statutes so as to give general contractual power to the married women in regards to her separate property; defining the wife's separate property protected from the debts contracted by the husband; defining property subject to the debts of the wife and repealing Statutes relating to the application to be feme sole.
HJR 32 54-0 (1955) Author: Hale, L. DeWitt Proposing an Amendment to Section 15 of Article XVI of the Constitution of the State of Texas to define more clearly the separate property of the husband and of the wife; to provide that the increase of separate property and the rents and revenues derived therefrom, interest on bonds and notes, and dividends on stock, shall be a part of the separate property of each spouse; to permit the partitioning of community property; providing for the Legislature to pass enabling legislation; and providing for an election and the issuance of a proclamation therefor.
SB 19 54-0 (1955) Author: Shireman, William H. Relating to amending certain Statutes so as to increase from 30 days to 90 days the period of time which must expire after suit is filed before a suit for divorce may be heard or divorce granted; excepting suits which are pending on the effective date of the Act.
SB 21 54-0 (1955) Author: Strauss, Sr., Gus James | et. al. Relating to amending certain Statutes to provide that a marriage without good faith attempt to obtain license shall be null and void, but that lack of authority of the person who performs the ceremony shall not invalidate the marriage; clerical errors in the license shall not invalidate the marriage; parties who attempt a valid ceremonial marriage but an impediment exists shall in certain instances be deemed married after the impediment is removed; providing that this amendment shall not affect marriages consummated before the Act becomes effective; providing the effective date.
SB 22 54-0 (1955) Author: Strauss, Sr., Gus James Relating to amending the Penal Code to define what shall constitute willfully deserting, neglecting or refusing to provide for the support and maintenance of a wife in necessitous circumstances, and to define what shall constitute willfully deserting, neglecting or refusing to provide for the support and maintenance of one's child or children under eighteen years of age; fixing a penalty; providing that a second conviction for a like offense shall be a felony; providing for severance of any part of this Act held invalid.
SB 25 54-0 (1955) Author: Willis, Doyle Relating to providing for the assessment and collection of a fee in divorce cases filed in counties having a population of more than 350,000 inhabitants according to the last preceding Federal Census; providing that such monies collected shall be placed in a separate fund to be used for the purpose of helping defray the cost of maintaining the Child Support Office in the Probation Department of the county.
SB 80 54-0 (1955) Author: Parkhouse, George M. Relating to amending certain Statutes to make it a misdemeanor offense for a clerk to issue a marriage license to applicants under twenty-one in case of males or under eighteen in case of females without the consent of parents or guardian or County Judge and without requiring substantial evidence of age; prescribing form of consent; authorizing the clerk to require evidence; prescribing a penalty; making an exception; containing a separability clause.
SB 87 54-0 (1955) Author: Bracewell, Jr., Joseph Searcy Relating to amending certain Acts requiring petitions and cross-petitions for divorce to contain information relative to children of the parties to the marriage; making provisions relative to custody and support of children under 18 years of age in event divorce is granted; providing for further proceedings relative to custody and support and fixing venue of such suits; authorizing inquiry into surroundings and circumstances affecting custody and support; providing for testimony by parents; authorizing appointment of next friend to investigate and report on conditions concerning children, and allowing a fee therefor; authorizing enforcement of court orders by contempt proceedings after notice.
HB 63 53-0 (1953) Author: Miller, Jr., William Andrew Relating to amending statutes determining the procedure in filing suits for divorce; defendant not be compelled to answer upon oath nor shall petition be taken as confession for want of answer; providing for the decree by the court and providing for a jury.
HB 85 53-0 (1953) Author: Houston, Jr., Horace Ben | et. al. Relating to providing that the wife shall have the sole management and control and disposition of her separate property, both real and personal; and providing for the disposition of the homestead, whether the separate property of the husband or wife, or the community property of both, by the joint conveyance of both husband and wife.
HB 87 53-0 (1953) Author: Buchanan, Dexter Harold "Buck" | et. al. Relating to amending certain Statutes by eliminating the requirement for separate and privy acknowledgment of conveyances by a married woman.
HB 151 53-0 (1953) Author: Banks, Jr., Clinton Stanley Relating to providing for suit against a husband who fails to provide for support and maintenance of his wife; providing venue, hearing, and orders; providing further for punishment as for contempt for violation or failure to obey any order.
HB 152 53-0 (1953) Author: Banks, Jr., Clinton Stanley Relating to amending certain Acts to prescribe contents and verification of petitions and cross-petitions for divorce.
HB 153 53-0 (1953) Author: Banks, Jr., Clinton Stanley Relating to amending certain Statutes by providing for delay in hearing and granting of divorces; prohibiting decree of default, and authorizing jury trial.
HB 154 53-0 (1953) Author: Banks, Jr., Clinton Stanley Relating to amending certain Statutes to provide certain requirements for the issuance of marriage licenses by county clerks; providing that any attempted marriage without such a valid license shall be null and void.
HB 155 53-0 (1953) Author: Banks, Jr., Clinton Stanley Relating to amending certain Statutes by prohibiting remarriage by either party to a divorce within twelve months except to each other; declaring any such remarriage to be void; defining an offense and prescribing a penalty.
HB 165 53-0 (1953) Author: Sentell, C. Frank Relating to amending statutes so as to no longer require a married woman to acknowledge a conveyance privily and apart from her husband.
HB 224 53-0 (1953) Author: Miller, Jr., William Andrew Relating to amending certain Statutes determining those authorized to celebrate the rites of matrimony.
HB 399 53-0 (1953) Author: Fisk, Jack Gordon Relating to amending the Penal Code so as to define what shall constitute willfully deserting, neglecting or refusing to provide for the support and maintenance of a wife in necessitous circumstances and to define what shall constitute willfully deserting, neglecting or refusing to provide for the support and maintenance of one's child or children under sixteen years of age; fixing penalty; providing that a second conviction for a like offense shall be a felony.
HB 753 53-0 (1953) Author: Brown, Hulon Brasier Relating to amending the Uniform Reciprocal Enforcement of the Duties of Support Act, providing for a State Information Agency and defining its functions and duties.
HJR 11 53-0 (1953) Author: Hale, L. DeWitt | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment to define more clearly the separate property of the husband and of the wife; to provide that the increase of separate property and the rents and revenues derived therefrom, interest on bonds and notes, and dividends on stock, shall be a part of the separate property of each spouse; to permit the partitioning of community property.
SB 48 53-0 (1953) Author: Willis, Doyle Relating to amending certain Statutes to provide certain requirements for the issuance of marriage licenses by county clerks.
SB 51 53-0 (1953) Author: Willis, Doyle Relating to amending certain Statutes to provide for delay in hearing and granting of divorces; prohibiting decree of default, and authorizing jury trial.
SB 56 53-0 (1953) Author: Willis, Doyle Relating to amending certain Statutes to prohibit remarriage by either party to a divorce within twelve months except to each other; declaring any such remarriage to be void; defining an offense and prescribing a penalty.
SB 101 53-0 (1953) Author: Bracewell, Jr., Joseph Searcy | et. al. Relating to amending certain Acts so as to raise the age from sixteen (16) to eighteen (18) years for which the court may require a parent to contribute to the support of a minor child upon the granting of a divorce.
SB 141 53-0 (1953) Author: Fuller, Jep S. | et. al. Relating to amending the Penal Code relating to desertion of wife and child by increasing the maximum age of a child for which the offense therein defined is applicable from 16 years to 18 years.
SB 157 53-0 (1953) Author: Strauss, Sr., Gus James Relating to amending the Penal Code so as to define what shall constitute willful desertion and neglect of wife or minor child and fixing a penalty therefor; providing that a second conviction for a like offense shall be a felony.
SB 226 53-0 (1953) Author: Willis, Doyle Relating to amending certain Statutes relative to grounds for divorce, by changing the period of living apart without cohabitation as a ground for divorce from ten (10) years to seven (7) years.
SB 273 53-0 (1953) Author: Willis, Doyle Relating to providing for the assessment and collection of a fee or tax in divorce cases filed in counties having four (4) or more District Courts sitting as a Juvenile Board; providing that such moneys collected shall be placed in a separate fund and administered by the Juvenile Boards of such counties for the purpose of maintaining a Child Support Office.
HB 34 52-0 (1951) Author: Houston, Jr., Horace Ben | et. al. Relating to amending certain statutes regulating the issuance of marriage licenses.
HB 136 52-0 (1951) Author: Buchanan, Dexter Harold "Buck" | et. al. Relating to amending Statutes so as no longer to require a married woman to acknowledge a conveyance privily and apart from her husband, and to longer require the separate acknowledgment of a married woman to the conveyance of the homestead; amending Statues relative to separate acknowledgments; prescribing the form of certificate of acknowledgment for a married woman.
HB 170 52-0 (1951) Author: Houston, Jr., Horace Ben | et. al. Relating to amending certain statutes defining the separate property of married women and regulating the management, control and disposition of her separate property.
HB 192 52-0 (1951) Author: Houston, Jr., Horace Ben | et. al. Relating to uniform reciprocal enforcement of the duties of support imposed by law.
HB 228 52-0 (1951) Author: Kilgore, Joe Madison Relating to amending certain statutes providing that in the trial for all suits for divorce where there is a child or children, under sixteen years of age, as an issue of the marriage sought to be dissolved, the Court shall enter an interlocutory decree preventing either party from marrying any other person for one year.
HB 288 52-0 (1951) Author: Chambers, William R. "Bill" Relating to uniform reciprocal enforcement of the duties of support imposed by law; stating the purpose of this act; defining certain terms; providing that remedies herein prescribed are in addition to other remedies; prescribing the extent of duties of support; providing for interstate rendition; providing an exception; prescribing duties enforceable; relating to evidence of husband and wife.
SB 33 52-0 (1951) Author: Parkhouse, George M. Relating to amending certain statutes regulating the issuance of marriage licenses; prescribing penalties.
SB 391 52-0 (1951) Author: Parkhouse, George M. Relating to amending certain articles pertaining to the custody, care, education and support of minor children so as to give any District Court where a minor child and the legal guardian have resided for six months jurisdiction to enforce, amend, change or make such order concerning the child as it deems necessary, including the power of contempt in such cases providing for filing such suits, notice and making certain certified copies of records prima facie evidence and also giving the Court power to allow reasonable attorneys fees.
HB 96 51-0 (1949) Author: Senterfitt, Reuben E. | et. al. Relating to no longer require a married woman to acknowledge a conveyance privily and apart from her husband.
HB 155 51-0 (1949) Author: Williamson, W. Albert "Cap" | et. al. Relating to providing that a husband and wife may by written agreement partition or exchange between themselves any part or all of their community property so that the former community interest of each spouse shall thereafter constitute the separate property of each spouse.
HB 190 51-0 (1949) Author: Jameson, William S. Relating to repealing a previous Act, allowing for the abolition of the requirement of a separate acknowledgement by married women.
HB 405 51-0 (1949) Author: Crosthwait, John L. | et. al. Relating to providing for the payment of money in wife and child desertion cases to the probation officer or the district clerk, as the Juvenile Board may direct, and the disbursement of such funds.
HB 528 51-0 (1949) Author: Blount, Ralph E. "Peppy" Relating to amending a previous Act, providing that persons who desire to marry shall procure a license from the County clerk directed to all persons authorized by law to celebrate the rites of matrimony; providing that the County Clerk at the time the license is applied for shall examine the applicant or applicants for the license, under oath, as to age and residence, which shall be reduced to writing by the County Clerk and subscribed to by the applicant or applicants; and providing in case either party is absent when application is made an affidavit shall be made by person other than the contracting party as to age and residence of the absent party; providing for the filing of said affidavit in the County Clerk's office; providing that application for license shall be made at least three and not more than thirty days before the license shall be issues; providing for the recording of applications for license by the County Clerk in a book kept for that purpose and marked 'Notice of Intention to Marry' and providing that after the expiration of three and not more than thirty days after the signing of the notice of intention to marry the County Clerk may issue said license, providing for a certification from a reputable licensed physician showing the man to be free from all vernal diseases; providing for the repeal of all laws in conflict with the provisions of this Act.
HB 531 51-0 (1949) Author: Blount, Ralph E. "Peppy" Relating to amending a certain Article relative to residence of plaintiffs in divorce suits; repealing all laws and parts of laws in conflict herewith.
HB 588 51-0 (1949) Author: Parkhouse, George M. Relating to providing for the protection of unborn children and the public health by requiring premarital examinations for syphilis; providing penalties for the violation thereof.
HB 624 51-0 (1949) Author: Jameson, William S. Relating to amending a previous Act, providing that in the trial for all suits for divorce where there is a child or children, under sixteen years of age, as an issue or the marriage sought to be dissolved, the court shall enter an interlocutory degree preventing either party from marrying any other person for one year, and providing that no final divorce judgment shall be entered until one year after the interlocutory decree is entered.
HB 633 51-0 (1949) Author: Nokes, Jr., George O. Relating to the recognition of a divorce obtained in another jurisdiction and to make uniform the law with reference thereto.
SB 105 51-0 (1949) Author: Kelly, Keith F. Relating to amending a previous Act, providing for legal relationship between an adopted child and its parent or parents by adoption, clearly defining the status of an adopted child for all purposes, recognizing the validity of adoptions of other States on children residing in the State of Texas as to the effect of the adoption and rights of inheritance.
SB 383 51-0 (1949) Author: Bracewell, Jr., Joseph Searcy Relating to amending a previous Act, relating to the removal of disability of married women.
HB 7 50-0 (1947) Author: Suiter, Mary Elizabeth | et. al. Relating to amending a previous Act, so as no longer to require a married woman to acknowledge a conveyance privily and apart from her husband; so as to no longer require the separate acknowledgment of a married woman to the conveyance of the homestead; repealing certain statute; and amending by prescribing the form of certificate of acknowledgment for a married woman.
HB 53 50-0 (1947) Author: Bracewell, Jr., Joseph Searcy | et. al. Relating to amending a previous Act, so as to require the County Clerk to require from persons desiring to marry and making application for a license therefor an affidavit stating under oath that such applicant have never previously married or that the immediate former spouse of such applicant is dead or that the applicant has been divorced from the immediate former spouse, the grounds therefor and the date thereof; prohibiting the County Clerk from issuing a marriage license to persons granted a divorce on the grounds of cruel treatment within twelve (12) months from date of such divorce decree; excepting persons previously married to each other; requiring the County Clerk to maintain a record of such affidavits.
HB 58 50-0 (1947) Author: McVey, Clinton Elmer Relating to authorizing the gathering, keeping and use of certain data or information through the Bureau of Vital Statistics of the State Department of Health, affecting the marital status of persons within this state.
HB 111 50-0 (1947) Author: Bell, Marshall O. Relating to providing that a husband and wife may by written agreement partition or exchange between themselves any part or all of their community property so that the former community interest of each spouse shall thereafter constitute the separate property of each spouse; and providing the terms under which such agreements may be made; providing that such instruments must be recorded in order to be effective against innocent purchasers for value; making this Act cumulative with existing laws on the subject.
HB 116 50-0 (1947) Author: Latimer, Oswald E. "Ozzie" Relating to amending a previous Act, relative to Grounds for Divorce so as to provide that a divorce may be decreed in favor of the husband where the wife shall have been taken in adultery or where she shall have voluntarily left his bed and board for the space of two (2) years with the intention of abandonment, and in favor of the wife where the husband shall have left her for two (2) years with intention of abandonment, or where he shall have abandoned her and lived in adultery with another woman, and where a husband and wife have lived apart without cohabitation for as long as three (3) years.
HB 146 50-0 (1947) Author: Bracewell, Jr., Joseph Searcy | et. al. Relating to repealing certain Articles which required that acknowledgments of married women be taken privily and apart from their husbands.
HB 163 50-0 (1947) Author: Sellers, Sam C. | et. al. Relating to amending a previous Act, relative to regulating petitions in suits for divorce, to require such petitions to state whether there are children, either born or adopted, under sixteen (16) years of age or an unborn child or children expected and if so, to give full information as to such minors, making it the duty of the Courts having jurisdiction of such suits to inquire into the status of such children, if divorce be granted; empowering such Courts to make orders and decrees for their support and maintenance until they reach sixteen (16) years of age.
HB 494 50-0 (1947) Author: Bracewell, Jr., Joseph Searcy Relating to amending Article 5535 of the Revised Civil Statutes of Texas of 1925, by omitting married women therefrom, except as to pending actions, and by suspending the effect thereof for one year from passage as to causes of action which may have arisen in favor of a married woman more than six months next before the passage thereof.
HB 556 50-0 (1947) Author: Mangum, Preston P. "Pete" Relating to amending a previous Act, to provide that all payments made under order of the court in divorce cases and in wife and child desertion cases may be paid to either the probation officer or to the district clerk of such court; providing for the disbursement of said funds for the benefit of the wife and children; requiring bond of said probation officer; requiring the keeping of records; providing that said Act shall apply to certain counties.
HJR 13 50-0 (1947) Author: Bell, Marshall O. Relating to proposing a constitutional amendment to provide that the husband and wife from time to time may in writing partition between themselves in severalty or into undivided interests all or any part of their community property, whereupon without prejudice to the right of existing creditors the portion or interest set aside to each spouse shall be and constitute a part of the separate property of such spouse.
SB 110 50-0 (1947) Author: Vick, Kyle A. Relating to amending a previous Act, regulating petitions in suits for divorce; requiring such petitions to state whether there are children under sixteen years of age or an unborn child or children expected; providing that this Act shall be cumulative of all other laws on the same subject.
SB 275 50-0 (1947) Author: York, Joseph Alton Relating to authorizing divorce proceedings by the guardian or next friend of an insane person and the granting of divorces to insane persons.
SB 390 50-0 (1947) Author: Ramsey, Ben Relating to amending a previous Act, by providing that funds on deposit in any bank or banking institution shall be presumed to be the separate property of the party in whose name they stand unless said bank or banking institution is notified to the contrary.
HB 93 49-0 (1945) Author: Cato, Arthur Relating to amending certain Statutes by providing that each of the parties entering into a contract of marriage in Texas be thoroughly examined by a physician legally licensed to practice medicine in Texas, who at the time of said examination caused to be made of specimens taken from such persons standard serological tests and other such laboratory procedures as are essential to the determination of freedom from syphilis and all other venereal diseases.
HB 108 49-0 (1945) Author: Bell, Marshall O. | et. al. Relating to providing that a husband and wife may be written agreement partition or exchange between themselves any part or all of their community property so that the former community interest of each spouse shall thereafter constitute the separate property of each spouse.
HB 146 49-0 (1945) Author: Suiter, Mary Elizabeth | et. al. Relating to amending certain Articles so as no longer to require a married woman to acknowledge a conveyance privily and apart from her husband, and to no longer require the separate acknowledgment of a married woman to the conveyance of the homestead.
HB 161 49-0 (1945) Author: Parkhouse, George M. | et. al. Relating to providing for the protection of unborn children and the public health by requiring premarital examinations for syphilis; providing penalties.
HB 233 49-0 (1945) Author: Simpson, Jr., Marvin B. Relating to amending certain article relative to alimony.
HB 581 49-0 (1945) Author: Foster, William S. "Bill" Relating to creating fees for marriages, etc., not accounted for by County Judges and Justices of the Peace making the Statutes conform.
HB 791 49-0 (1945) Author: McAlister, Obel L. Relating to amending certain Statutes to provide for authority of a wife to encumber, convey, or transfer her separate property when husband is in Armed Forces of the United States Government, and without the Continental United States.
HJR 12 49-0 (1945) Author: Bell, Marshall O. | et. al. Proposing an amendment adding a provision that the husband and wife from time to time may in writing partition between themselves in severability or into undivided interests all or any part of their community property, whereupon without prejudice to the right of existing creditors the portion or interest set aside to each spouse shall be and constitute a part of the separate property of such spouse.
SB 65 49-0 (1945) Author: Sulak, Louis J. Relating to providing for the protection of unborn children and the public health by requiring premarital examinations for syphilis; providing penalties for violation thereof.
HB 14 48-0 (1943) Author: Spacek, Rudolph B. Relating to amending certain Statutes by providing that before any county clerk shall issue a marriage license the man and woman shall supply information as to date of birth, residence, occupation, and as to the place and date of their parents, occupation of their father, and their mother's maiden name; requiring a doctor's certificate of the man with respect to venereal diseases.
HB 65 48-0 (1943) Author: McMurry, Houston Relating to amending certain Statutes by providing that each of the parties entering into a contract of marriage in Texas be thoroughly examined by a physician legally licensed to practice medicine in Texas, who at the time of said examination caused to be made of specimens taken from such persons standard serological tests and such other laboratory procedures as are essential to the determination of freedom from syphilis and all other venereal diseases; providing penalties for violation of provisions of the Act.
HB 272 48-0 (1943) Author: Humphrey, Joe C. Relating to amending certain Statutes by providing that the county clerk shall not issue a marriage license between the hours of 10:00 P.M. and 6:00 A.M. on any day.
HB 325 48-0 (1943) Author: Sadler, Harley Herman Relating to providing for the registration in this State of the names of all divorced persons, names of any children, and date divorce granted, and for the compiling and preservation of records for such purposes.
HB 371 48-0 (1943) Author: Bell, Marshall O. | et. al. Relating to amending certain Statutes to provide that a husband and wife may by written agreement partition or exchange between themselves any part or all of their community property so that the former community interest of each spouse shall thereafter constitute the separate property of each spouse; repealing all acts or parts of acts inconsistent herewith.
HB 507 48-0 (1943) Author: Brawner, Herbert F. | et. al. Relating to providing for the registration in this state of marriages, and for the compiling and preservation of records for such purposes.
HB 687 48-0 (1943) Author: Suiter, Mary Elizabeth | et. al. Relating to amending certain Articles so as no longer to require a married woman to acknowledge a conveyance privily and apart from her husband, and to so as to no longer require the separate acknowledgment of a married woman to the conveyance of the homestead, and prescribing the form of certificate of acknowledgment for a married woman.
HB 714 48-0 (1943) Author: Lyle, Jr., John Emmet | et. al. Relating to amending certain Article by adding thereto additional circumstances under which soldiers, sailors, marines and other members of the Armed Services of the United States may maintain actions for divorce in certain counties.
HJR 19 48-0 (1943) Author: Bell, Marshall O. | et. al. Proposing an amendment adding thereto a provision that the husband and wife from time to time may in writing partition between themselves in severalty or into undivided interests all or any part of their community property, whereupon without prejudice to the right of existing creditors the portion or interest set aside to each spouse shall be and constitute a part of the separate property of such spouse; providing for the submission of this Amendment to the voters of this State.
SB 176 48-0 (1943) Author: Sulak, Louis J. Relating to amending certain laws to provide that where a divorce is granted, children of the marriage shall be supported until they reach the age of eighteen (18) years.
SB 213 48-0 (1943) Author: Moore, Weaver | et. al. Relating to providing that a husband and wife may by written agreement partition or exchange between themselves any part or all of their community property so that the former community interest of each spouse shall thereafter constitute the separate property of each spouse.
SJR 6 48-0 (1943) Author: Moore, Weaver | et. al. Proposing an amendment to Section 15 of Article XVI of the Constitution of the State of Texas, by adding thereto a provision that the husband and wife, from time to time, may in writing partition between themselves in severalty or into undivided interests, all or any part of their community property.
HB 79 47-0 (1941) Author: McMurry, Houston | et. al. Relating to amending the Revised Civil Statutes relative to providing that each of the parties entering into a contract of marriage in Texas be thoroughly examined by a physician to determine freedom from syphilis and all other venereal diseases; establishing certain laboratory procedures; establishing certain procedures for county clerks issuing marriage licenses; providing penalties for violation of provisions of this Act.
HB 124 47-0 (1941) Author: Smith, Magus F. Relating to amending the Revised Civil Statutes relative to providing grounds for divorce.
HB 243 47-0 (1941) Author: Spacek, Rudolph B. | et. al. Relating to amending the Revised Civil Statutes relative to providing that both the man and the woman shall supply separate affidavits with certain information before any county clerk shall issue a marriage license; requiring a doctor's certificate of both the man and the woman with respect to venereal diseases.
HB 512 47-0 (1941) Author: Evans, Roger Q. | et. al. Relating to regulating the solemnization and validity of marriages in Texas.
HB 976 47-0 (1941) Author: Blankenship, Dallas A. | et. al. Relating to regulating the solemnization of marriages in certain counties; prohibiting any person from soliciting within any courthouse or public building for the privilege of performing any marriage ceremony; providing a penalty.
SB 263 47-0 (1941) Author: Shivers, Robert Allan "Allan" Relating to amending certain Article authorizing the husband or wife to obtain a divorce where either spouse has been adjudged insane by a court of competent jurisdiction and has been confined in a public institution for a term of not less than five (5) years.
SB 499 47-0 (1941) Author: Vick, Kyle A. Relating to amending a certain Act by adding that no County Clerk hall issue a marriage license between the hours of 6:00 p.m. and 8:00 a.m..
HB 61 46-0 (1939) Author: Brown, R. Lee Relating to amending certain Statutes by providing that each of the parties entering into a contract of marriage be thoroughly examined by a physician.
HB 445 46-0 (1939) Author: Burney, Weldon | et. al. Relating to amending a certain Article relating to cases in which a divorce may be decreed.
HB 537 46-0 (1939) Author: Lock, Ottis E. Relating to amending a certain Article to provide for a divorce in case of insanity.
HB 681 46-0 (1939) Author: Talbert, Eugene | et. al. Relating to amending a certain Article to prohibit one against whom a divorce is granted in Texas from marrying within one year from the date of such divorce; providing a penalty for violation.
HB 716 46-0 (1939) Author: Petsch, Alfred P.C. Relating to amending a certain Article by more clearly defining what constitutes community property.
SB 312 46-0 (1939) Author: Shivers, Robert Allan "Allan" Relating to amending a certain Statute to authorize the husband or wife to obtain a divorce where either spouse has been adjudged insane by a court of competent jurisdiction and has been confined in a public institution for insane for a term of not less than five (5) years.
SB 445 45-0 (1937) Relating to authorizing married women to make conveyances where husband becomes of unsound mind or deserts her and refuses to join in advantageous transactions.
HB 232 44-0 (1935) Author: Holland, Robert H. Relating to regulating petitions in suits for divorce to require such petitions to state whether there are children under sixteen (16) years of age and if so, to give full information as to such minors, making it the duty of the Courts having jurisdiction of such suits to inquire into the status of such children, if divorce be granted.
HB 925 44-0 (1935) Author: Steward, Hugh Birt Relating to the residence of plaintiff in suits for divorce.
HB 28 43-0 (1933) Author: Alsup, Lon E. | et. al. Relating to amending certain statute so as to provide that persons who desire to marry shall procure from the County Clerk a license directed to all persons authorized by law to celebrate the rites of matrimony, and that said license shall be sufficient to celebrate such marriage.
HB 262 43-0 (1933) Author: Morse, Robert Emmett | et. al. Relating to amending certain statute relating to marriage rights by striking out the words "after the death of her mother" immediately following the words "her mother's husband"; and by striking out the words "after the death of her daughter" immediately following the words "her daughter's husband."
HB 30 42-0 (1931) Author: Keller, Jack Relating to amending the Penal Code by making it mandatory that the Court or Judge thereof set down at hearing an allowance for the support of deserted wives and children, providing for incidentals thereto.
HB 41 42-0 (1931) Author: Walker, Albert G. Relating to making it an offense for a person to cohabit with a husband or wife which he has married without the State when such person has living at such time another husband or wife; providing for a penalty and things incidental thereto.
SB 628 42-0 (1931) Author: Williamson, W. Albert "Cap" Relating to making it an offense for any husband to willfully desert, neglect or refuse to provide for the support and maintenance of his wife, who may be in necessitous circumstances, or any parent who shall willfully desert, neglect, or refuse to provide for the support and maintenance of any child, under a certain age; prescribing fines, penalties, and punishment.
HB 45 41-0 (1929) Author: Land, Cornelius L. Relating to amending a certain Statute so as to provide that person who desire to marry shall procure a license from the county clerk, directed to all persons authorized by law to celebrate the rites of matrimony. House: Judiciary
HB 47 41-0 (1929) Author: Acker, Sr., Walter P. Relating to amending a certain Statute relating to the granting of divorces, by striking out the words, "Except where the husband or wife is insane," following the words, "Grounds for divorce," and adding thereto a new subdivision to be known as number six (6) affecting cases of inanity; and providing for service in such cases. House: Judiciary
HB 50 41-0 (1929) Author: Acker, Sr., Walter P. Relating to amending a certain Statute so as to provide that persons who desire to marry shall procure a license from the county clerk directed to all persons authorized by law to celebrate the rite of matrimony. House: Judiciary
HB 59 41-0 (1929) Author: Hubbard, Robert Moss | et. al. Relating to amending a certain Statute relating to the marital rights of parties, defining separate property of the husband and wife, exempting separate property of husband from debts contracted by the wife except for necessaries furnished herself and children after her marriage with him, and from torts of the wife, giving husband management, control, and disposition of his separate property during marriage, providing that the wife shall have the sole management, control and disposition of her separate property provided that the joinder of the husband shall be necessary to a conveyance or encumbrance of the wife's lands, bonds, and stocks, repealing all laws and parts of laws in conflict therein. House: Judiciary
HB 93 41-0 (1929) Author: Sherrill, Clarence Junius Relating to amending a certain Statute so as to provide that persons who desire to marry shall procure a license from the county clerk directed to all persons authorized by law to celebrate the rites of matrimony. House: Judiciary
HB 141 41-0 (1929) Author: Petsch, Alfred P.C. | et. al. Relating to amending a certain Statute by providing that when the wife is offered as a witness by the defendant in his behalf she may be cross-examined by the State upon all matters relevant and material to the trial. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
HB 151 41-0 (1929) Author: Johnson, Andrew Percy Relating to amending and repealing certain Statutes so as to eliminate the necessity of the wife's separate acknowledgement and the other requirements of said statutes, herein repealed, in the conveyance of homesteads. House: Judiciary
HB 172 41-0 (1929) Author: Duvall, Jesse Caldwell Relating to amending certain statute so as to provide that persons who desire to marry shall procure a license from the county clerk directed to all persons authorized by law to celebrate the rites of matrimony. House: Judiciary
HB 200 41-0 (1929) Author: Graves, Harry N. Relating to amending certain statute relating to desertion of wife and child by eliminating the provision therein that the wife and child deserted should be in destitute and necessitous circumstances. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
HB 220 41-0 (1929) Author: Conway, Virgil E. | et. al. Relating to amending certain statute of the Penal Code of Texas so as to make the offense of desertion of wife or child a felony, providing a penalty thereof. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
SB 74 41-0 (1929) Author: Hyer, Julien Capers Relating to providing that persons who desire to marry shall procure a license from the County Clerk directed to all persons authorized by law to celebrate the rites of matrimony.
SB 269 40-0 (1927) Author: Pollard, Sr., Tomas (Thomas) Glover Relating to community property, and the disposition thereof, so as to provide for the control, management and disposition of community property by the wife, when the husband has disappeared and his whereabouts is unknown to the wife for more than six months, and providing the method and procedure for making proof of the existence of the facts necessary to give her such rights of control, management and disposition.
HB 110 40-1 (1927) Author: Williams, William Thomas "Willie" Relating to authorizing the State Comptroller to join in behalf of the State in contracts for the collection of delinquent taxes under the certain provisions and providing that the form of such contract shall be prepared by the Attorney General and that the same shall not be valid without such joiner.
HB 142 40-1 (1927) Author: Duvall, Jesse Caldwell Relating to amending Article 4629 of the Revised Civil Statutes of 1925 regarding divorces so as to make Subdivision 4 thereof read as follows: "Where a husband and wife have lived apart without co-habitation for as long as five years".
HB 13 39-0 (1925) Author: Lane, Wade Pope Relating to prohibiting the marriage of any person infected with syphilis, gonococcus infection or chancroid; requiring the male applicant for marriage license to submit certificate of any reputable practicing physician in this State showing applicant to be free from disease; fixing maximum fee for examination, and providing a penalty. House: Public Health
HB 62 39-0 (1925) Author: Poage, William Robert "Bob" Relating to amending certain statute by providing that no husband or wife who feloniously takes or cause or procures another so to take the life of husband or wife of such person, shall inherit from such person or take by devise or legacy from such husband or wife so killed or murdered, any portion of his or her community estate, and in such case where husband or wife feloniously takes or causes or procures another to so take the life of their husband or wife, as the case may be, then all property belonging to the community estate of the husband or wife, whose life is so taken shall go to and vest in the descendants or heirs at law as otherwise provided in certain statute. House: Judiciary
HB 89 39-0 (1925) Author: Acker, Sr., Walter P. Relating to amending certain statute relating to the management, control and disposition of community property by the wife of a deceased or insane husband providing for the renewal, and extension of the maturity date of community debts and liens securing same. House: Judiciary
HB 132 39-0 (1925) Author: Cummings, Emry Spencer Relating to amending certain statute so as to limit the authority of the jury and of the district judge and to reduce the issuance of divorces within the State of Texas; providing that a divorce shall not be granted on the uncorroborated evidence of the plaintiff. House: Judiciary
HB 133 39-0 (1925) Author: Cummings, Emry Spencer | et. al. Relating to amending certain statute of the Penal Code of the State of Texas so as to prescribe a heavier penalty for the desertion and failure to support wife or children. House: Judiciary
HB 189 39-0 (1925) Author: Barron, Sr., Wingate Stuart Relating to amending certain statute relative to the form of acknowledgment for married women; repealing and amending the necessary statutes so that it will no longer be necessary for married women to be examined privily or apart from their husbands, or having the instrument signed by them explained to them by the officer taking their acknowledgement. House: State Affairs
HB 223 39-0 (1925) Author: Wilson, Bates Frayser Relating to authorizing county attorneys or criminal district attorney to appear in behalf of the State of Texas in certain suits for divorce; repealing all laws and parts of laws in conflict herewith. House: Judiciary
HB 247 39-0 (1925) Author: Cade, J. Robert Relating to the amending certain statute relating to protection of a wife's interest in property so as to provide that a wife be not liable for the accommodation or surety obligations of the husband unless such obligation was also executed by the wife. House: Judiciary
HB 305 39-0 (1925) Author: Dielmann, Sr., Henry B. | et. al. Relating to amending certain statute relating to the granting of divorces House: Judiciary
HB 310 39-0 (1925) Author: Dielmann, Sr., Henry B. | et. al. Relating to providing for the filing of notice of intention with the county clerk; providing how and by whom such notice shall be filed; providing for the posting of a copy of such notice and providing that no fee shall be charged for such filing and posting. House: Judiciary
SB 39 39-0 (1925) Author: Davis, John Relating to amending certain statutes relating to the granting of divorces. Senate: Civil Jurisprudence
SB 197 39-0 (1925) Author: Witt, Edgar E. Relating to inheritance of property by either husband or wife where either causes the death of the other. Senate: Civil Jurisprudence
SB 412 39-0 (1925) Author: Real, Julius Relating to amending certain statute providing the cases in which divorces may be granted. Senate: Civil Jurisprudence
HB 24 38-0 (1923) Author: Dodd, Joseph Abner Relating to requiring all men to submit to physical examination and furnish to the clerks to whom they apply for license to marry a certificate from a reputable physician that they are free from venereal disease; prescribing penalties.
HB 66 38-0 (1923) Author: Jacks, Nathaniel Green Relating to regulating the issuance of marriage licenses by county clerks, and providing for the publication of applications to the said county clerk for marriage licenses applied for.
HB 85 38-0 (1923) Author: Wilmans, Edith Eunice Relating to prohibiting the issuance of marriage licenses unless such application is accompanied by a certificate from a reputable physician; repealing all laws and parts of laws in conflict herewith.
HB 88 38-0 (1923) Author: Baldwin, Roy Alvin | et. al. Relating to providing for issuance by clerks of the county court of license to marry; requiring such clerk before issuing such license to demand and receive from the male person, party to such marriage contract, a certificate in writing made by a reputable, licensed and regularly practicing physician of this State, certifying on his honor that such person is not afflicted with any contagious or communicable venereal disease, and prescribing the requisites of such certificates; prescribing penalties for violations of this act.
HB 107 38-0 (1923) Author: Purl, George Clark | et. al. Relating to making it an offense for any husband to willfully, or without justification, desert, neglect or refuse to provide for the support and maintenance of his wife in destitute or necessitous circumstances, or any parent who shall willfully desert, neglect or refuse to provide for the support and maintenance of his or her child or children under the age of sixteen year in destitute or necessitous circumstances; prescribing a penalty therefor.
HB 125 38-0 (1923) Author: Jacks, Nathaniel Green | et. al. Relating to amending statute relating to the celebration of the rites of matrimony, by adding thereto the words "and judges of all other courts of record in this State," and changing said statute so as to read "and validating marriages heretofore celebrated by judges of courts of record of this State."
HB 160 38-0 (1923) Author: Coffee, Sr., Roy Clarence Relating to amending statute with reference to the issuance of marriage licenses so as to provide that no license to marry shall be issued except in the county of the residence of the female desiring to marry unless the parent or guardian is present in person and gives his or her consent for the issuance of such license.
HB 50 37-0 (1921) Author: Rogers, James Preston Relating to a certain Act adding provisions and fixing the venue of Divorce Suits and requiting petitions to be attested by oath of complaint as to matters of residence.
HB 125 37-0 (1921) Author: Baldwin, Roy Alvin Relating to a certain Act regarding the issuance of licenses to marry.
HB 180 37-0 (1921) Author: Hill, Herman B. Relating to amend a certain Act regarding the acknowledgment by a married women.
HB 208 37-0 (1921) Author: Sneed, Jerome Hardeman Relating to amend a certain Act regarding the purchase of marriage licenses.
HB 212 37-0 (1921) Author: Quaid, John Erskell Relating to a certain Act regarding the filing and recording of instruments of writing.
HB 262 37-0 (1921) Author: Bonham, Herbert Spencer Relating to amend a certain Act filing of suit for divorce on the ground of cruel treatment.
HB 269 37-0 (1921) Author: Henderson, Robert L. Relating to a certain Act regarding the relief of certain persons who have been absent in military service of the United States.
HB 359 37-0 (1921) Author: Brown, J. H. Relating to fixing the venue in prosecution for bigamy.
HB 381 37-0 (1921) Author: Black, O. B. | et. al. Relating to making the State a party to divorce suits.
SB 36 37-0 (1921) Author: Cousins, Sr., William Roy | et. al. Relating to regulating domestic relations by prescribing prerequisites to the issuance of marriage licenses; relating to divorces and obligations of fathers to legitimate children.
SB 82 37-0 (1921) Author: Bailey, John Heywood Relating to amending a certain Act providing that the separate property of the husband shall not be subject to torts of the wife, and the separate property of the wife shall not be subject to the torts of the husband.
SB 140 37-0 (1921) Author: Witt, Edgar E. Relating to authorizing the bringing of a suit for divorce in this State by persons who are in the military or naval services of the State and who are citizens of the State but who have been absent from the State for more than twelve months, and from the county for more than six months.
HB 107 37-1 (1921) Author: Patman, John William Wright | et. al. Relating to the desertion of a wife by her husband.
HB 108 37-1 (1921) Author: Patman, John William Wright | et. al. Relating to making it an offense for a white person and a negro to have intercourse with each other; providing a penalty.
HB 24 36-0 (1919) Author: Fairchild, I. D. | et. al. Relating to amending certain statutes concerning the marital rights of parties; defining the separate and community property of the husband and wife; conferring upon the wife the power to make contracts; authorizing suits on such contracts.
HB 38 36-0 (1919) Author: Dodd, Joseph Abner Relating to requiring all men to submit to physical examination and furnish to the clerks to whom they apply for license to marry, a certificate from a reputable physician that they are free from venereal disease; prescribing penalties.
HB 101 36-0 (1919) Author: Terrell, George Butler | et. al. Relating to amending certain statute relating to causes for divorce by making incurable insanity a cause for divorce, prescribing the manner of service.
HB 186 36-0 (1919) Author: Horton, Frank B. | et. al. Relating to amending certain statutes so as to provide for interlocutory and final judgments in actions for divorce.
HB 250 36-0 (1919) Author: Bonham, Herbert Spencer | et. al. Relating to amending certain statutes by defining more fully the separate property of the wife and the community property of the husband and the wife, by fixing and defining the liabilities to which the separate property of the husband, the separate property of the wife and the community property of the husband and the wife respectively may be subjected and providing that before resort can be had to the community property on a debt contracted by the wife alone or on a debt contracted by the husband alone, the separate, the separate property of the spouse contracting such debt shall first be exhausted
HB 254 36-0 (1919) Author: Stout, Lee E. Relating to amending certain statute relating to the celebration of marriages by requiring the county clerk to inquire into and ascertain the nationality of all persons procuring license to marry and requiring the clerk to make and keep a record showing same.
HB 427 36-0 (1919) Author: Sneed, Jerome Hardeman Relating to amending certain statute requiring marriage license to be obtained in the county of the residence of the bride.
SB 34 36-0 (1919) Author: Dorough, Robert Pierce "Bob" | et. al. Relating to amending certain statutes concerning the marital rights of parties, defining the separate and community property of the husband and wife, conferring upon the wife power to make contracts, authorizing suits on such contracts.
HB 25 36-2 (1919) Author: Dodd, Joseph Abner | et. al. Relating to requiring all men to submit to physical examination and to produce a certificate that they are free from venereal disease when applying for license to marry; prescribing penalties.
HB 118 36-3 (1920) Author: Sentell, C. Frank Relating to amending certain laws relating to the Celebration of Marriage so as to place additional safeguards around the granting of marriage licenses.
HB 222 35-0 (1917) Author: Blackburn, Marvin Ellis | et. al. Relating to the rights of married women to own property, make contracts, giving control over rents from her real estate and interest on bonds and stock owned by her, and over her personal earnings, exempting them from debts owed by her husband.
HB 468 35-0 (1917) Author: Terrell, George Butler | et. al. Relating to amending law relating to causes for divorce to include incurable insanity.
HB 473 35-0 (1917) Author: Dodd, Joseph Abner Relating to requiring all male persons entering into matrimony contacts to under physical examination to certify freedom from venereal diseases.
SB 6 35-0 (1917) Author: Westbrook, Ed Relating to providing that all persons desiring to marry shall procure a license, and declaring all other marriages null and void.
SB 28 35-0 (1917) Author: Bee, Carlos Relating to amending certain laws relating to the granting of divorces.
HB 160 35-4 (1918) Author: Fly, William Madden Relating to providing a permanent record of all marriages and divorces in the State; prescribing a fee to be paid upon the issuance of the marriage license.
SB 65 35-4 (1918) Author: Hudspeth, Claude Benton Relating to amending the "Wife Desertion Law".
HB 59 34-0 (1915) Author: Williams, B. F. | et. al. Relating to amending a certain Act granting of marriage licenses to people of certain ages; requiring consent of the parent or guardian.
HB 330 34-0 (1915) Author: Blackburn, Marvin Ellis Relating to amending a certain Law relating to the right of married women to sell and dispose of their separate property.
HB 398 34-0 (1915) Author: Wynn, W. I. Relating to amending the Revised Penal Code defining adultery so as to eliminate the word "habitual."
SB 57 34-0 (1915) Author: Bee, Carlos Relating to amending a certain Statute relating to the granting of divorces.
SB 93 34-0 (1915) Author: Wiley, James Robert Relating to amending the definition of adultery in the Penal code so as to eliminate the word "habitual."
SB 94 34-0 (1915) Author: Wiley, James Robert Relating to amending the definition of "Fornication" in the penal code so as to eliminate the word "habitual."
SB 100 34-0 (1915) Author: Westbrook, Ed Relating to amending a certain Statute providing that all persons desirous of marrying shall procure a license and declaring all marriages contracted, entered into or celebrated in any other manner null and void.
SB 143 34-0 (1915) Author: Wiley, James Robert Relating to validating marriages in all instances where the return and record of the marriage license has not been made as provided by law; declaring the issue of such co-habitation legitimate.
SB 152 34-0 (1915) Author: Townsend, Jr., William J. "Jim" Relating to providing that all property or money received as compensation for personal injuries sustained by the wife, shall be her separate property, except such actually and necessary expenses as may have accumulated against the husband for hospital fees, medical bills, and all other expenses incident to the collection of said compensation.
HB 58 34-1 (1915) Author: McComb, Jacob W. Relating to amending a certain Statute relating to grounds for divorce.
SB 49 34-1 (1915) Author: Johnson, Willard Arnold Relating to amending a certain Statute relating to grounds for divorces.
HB 22 33-0 (1913) Author: Goodner, W. B. | et. al. Relating to marital rights of parties, defining separate and community property of husband and wife.
HB 44 33-0 (1913) Author: Diffie, William Owen | et. al. Relating to the granting of divorces.
HB 161 33-0 (1913) Author: Templeton, Rufus Lee Relating to making any divorced person who shall re-marry within one year, guilty of a misdemeanor; providing penalties.
HB 165 33-0 (1913) Author: Dove, Daniel C. | et. al. Relating to requiring that a man and a woman separate and live apart for at least one year before either party may enter suit for divorce, and prohibiting either of them from marrying any other person in one year from the granting of such divorce; providing penalties.
HB 194 33-0 (1913) Author: Gates, Sam Relating to incest and to add a provision to prohibit the marriage of first cousins.
HB 196 33-0 (1913) Author: Allison, Matt F. | et. al. Relating to defining the offense of adultery, prescribing a penalty for violation thereof.
HB 198 33-0 (1913) Author: Terrell, Chester H. | et. al. Relating to desertion or non-support of wife or children; stating the nature of evidence admissible; and providing punishment therefor.
HB 257 33-0 (1913) Author: Cox, George Joshua Relating to prohibiting divorced persons from marrying within three years from date of divorce, providing a penalty.
HB 268 33-0 (1913) Author: Butler, William R. Relating to the granting of divorce.
HB 321 33-0 (1913) Author: Nabours, W. R. Relating to defining incest and prescribing a penalty.
HB 411 33-0 (1913) Author: McKamy, Jr., William Cooper Relating to amending Article 795, Chapter 7, of the Code of Criminal Procedure.
HB 432 33-0 (1913) Author: Ridgell, Thomas B. | et. al. Relating to making insanity a ground for divorce, when same shall have continued for ten consecutive years and there shall be no reasonable expectation that the insane shall ever be restored to sanity, and prescribing rules of procedure in suits for divorce on such grounds.
HB 717 33-0 (1913) Author: Watson, Aaron R. Relating to amending the General Laws relating to the issuance of a marriage license, the amendment providing that in case of a female under eighteen years of age and a male under twenty-one years of age, the consent of the parents or guardian shall be given in person or in writing.
HB 768 33-0 (1913) Author: Parker, Daniel F. Relating to promoting the purification of the race by the prevention of marriages that will probably result in defective progeny which will likely become a charge to the state and a menace to society.
HB 815 33-0 (1913) Author: Hall, William L. | et. al. Relating to amending Chapter 1 of the Penal Code by adding thereto Article 483-A declaring it to be an offense for any white person and negro to cohabit together or carnally know each other and prescribing a penalty.
HB 872 33-0 (1913) Author: Haney, Edgar Pierce | et. al. Relating to amending the Revised Civil Statutes relating to alimony.
SB 15 33-0 (1913) Author: Vaughan, Horace Worth Relating to amending the Revised Civil Statutes concerning the marital rights of parties, defining the separate and community property of the husband and wife, conferring upon the wife power to make contracts, authorizing suits on such contracts.
SB 35 33-0 (1913) Author: Darwin, Henry Lewis | et. al. Relating to the rights of married persons, defining the separate and community property of the husband and wife, removing the disabilities of coverture as they relate to married women, defining the rights of the wife in case the husband fails to support her and their children and regulating judgments and executions against the husband.
SB 85 33-0 (1913) Author: Astin, James Robert | et. al. Relating to making the separate property of the wife, the rents and revenues derived from property granted to the wife her separate property; and to exempt the same from the management and control of the husband, and from debts contracted by him.
SB 99 33-0 (1913) Author: Townsend, Jr., William J. "Jim" Relating to punishing any person who shall without good cause abandon his wife or willfully neglect or refuse to maintain or provide for her, and to punish every person who shall abandon his or her minor children under the age of 16 years old.
SB 100 33-0 (1913) Author: Morrow, Wright Chalfant | et. al. Relating to amending Chapter 3 of the Revised Statutes, 1911, Concerning the marital rights of parties, defining the separate and community property of the husband and wife, conferring upon the wife power to make contracts, authorizing suits on such contracts, repealing article 4625, Title 66, Chapter 3, Revised Statutes, and all other laws and parts of laws in conflict therewith.
SB 133 33-0 (1913) Author: Watson, Quintus Ultimus Relating to amending the Revised Code of Criminal Procedure so as to provide that neither husband nor wife can testify against each other in any criminal action either during the time of coverture or after divorce, except in cases where prosecution is pending for an offense committed by one against the other.
SB 200 33-0 (1913) Author: Warren, Robert Lee | et. al. Relating to providing that no person, male or female, under sixteen years of age shall marry.
SB 300 33-0 (1913) Author: Wiley, James Robert Relating to validating marriages in all instances where the return and record of the marriage license has not been made as provided by law.
SB 329 33-0 (1913) Author: Lattimore, Offa Shivers Relating to regulating the granting of divorces and decrees of separation in this state and the fixing of the status of property and of the rights of children in such cases.
SB 372 33-0 (1913) Author: Westbrook, Ed Relating to amending article 4610 of the Revised Civil Statutes of 1911, providing that all persons desirous of marrying shall procure a license authorizing its celebration, and declaring all marriages contracted, entered into or celebrated in any other manner null and void.
HB 8 32-0 (1911) Author: Cable, Robert L. Relating to the issuance of a marriage license, providing that in case of a female under eighteen years of age and a male under twenty-one years of age, the consent of the parent or guardian shall be given in person or in writing.
HB 74 32-0 (1911) Author: Maxwell, John Relating to providing for the removal of married women's disabilities of coverture, and to declare her feme sole for mercantile and trading purposes.
HB 468 31-0 (1909) Relating to defining the offense of abandonment after seduction and marriage of an unmarried female, under twenty-five years of age; providing punishment.
HB 77 30-0 (1907) Relating to making it a misdemeanor to abandon or wilfully neglect to provide for the support and maintenance by any person, of his wife, his or her minor children in destitute or necessitous circumstances, and to provide penalties for the violation of this act.
SB 40 29-0 (1905) Relating to providing for return of inventory list of claims and list of indebtedness in the administration of community estates.
HB 9 26-0 (1899) Relating to amending Article 969, Chapter 3, Title 18, Penal Code, Revised Statutes of 1895, relating to marriages in cases of seduction.
HB 820 26-0 (1899) Relating to preventing and punishing celebration of marriages without a license.
HB 41 25-0 (1897) Relating to amending the Revised Statutes of the State of Texas, relating to divorce, so as to make husband and wife competent witnesses.
HB 67 25-0 (1897) Relating to amending the Revised Civil Statutes of the State of Texas, relating to the acknowledgments of married women as to the conveyance of their separate property.
HB 68 25-0 (1897) Relating to amending the Revised Civil Statutes of the State of Texas, relating to the acknowledgment of married women as to the conveyance of a homestead.
SB 138 23-0 (1893) Relating to community property.
SB 158 21-0 (1889) Relating to providing that Jewish rabbis be added to the list of those authorized to celebrate the rites of matrimony.
HB 53 20-0 (1887) Relating to the penalty for bigamy.

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