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HB 1260 85-0 (2017) Author: Phelan, Dade
Sponsor: Creighton, Brandon | et. al.
Relating to the regulation of commercial shrimp unloading; requiring an occupational license; authorizing a fee. House: Culture, Recreation & Tourism
Senate: Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs
Effective on 9/1/17
HB 1494 85-0 (2017) Author: Morrison, Geanie W.
Sponsor: Kolkhorst, Lois
Relating to the use of municipal hotel occupancy tax revenue by certain municipalities. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Natural Resources & Economic Development
Effective immediately
HB 2252 85-0 (2017) Author: Faircloth, Wayne | et. al.
Sponsor: Taylor, Larry | et. al.
Relating to the feasibility of creating and maintaining a coastal barrier system. House: Land & Resource Management
Senate: Natural Resources & Economic Development
Effective on 9/1/17
HB 2610 85-0 (2017) Author: Guillen, Ryan
Sponsor: Lucio, Jr., Eddie
Relating to the term for a lease of land owned by certain navigation districts. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Transportation
Effective on 9/1/17
HB 2968 85-0 (2017) Author: Bonnen, Dennis
Sponsor: Kolkhorst, Lois
Relating to the operation of a golf cart or utility vehicle on a public highway in certain counties. House: Transportation
Senate: Transportation
Effective immediately
HB 3064 85-0 (2017) Author: Guillen, Ryan Relating to the dedication and maximization of returns on payments received by this state for economic losses sustained from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. House: Appropriations Referred to Appropriations
HB 3909 85-0 (2017) Author: Lucio III, Eddie Relating to the powers and duties of a commissioners court to levy and collect taxes on behalf of a navigation district. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HCR 105 85-0 (2017) Author: Bonnen, Dennis | et. al.
Sponsor: Hinojosa, Juan
Encouraging Congress to pass legislation allowing the State of Texas to manage the Gulf of Mexico red snapper fishery out to 200 nautical miles. House: Culture, Recreation & Tourism
Senate: Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs
Signed by the Governor
SB 1000 85-0 (2017) Author: Taylor, Larry | et. al. Relating to the feasibility of creating and maintaining a coastal barrier system. Senate: Natural Resources & Economic Development Left pending in committee
SB 1270 85-0 (2017) Author: Miles, Borris Relating to the allocation and use of certain border security funding to secure Gulf of Mexico ports. Senate: Finance Referred to Finance
SB 1695 85-0 (2017) Author: Lucio, Jr., Eddie | et. al.
Sponsor: Price, Four
Relating to mosquito control districts established for an urgent public health purpose. House: Public Health
Senate: Health & Human Services
Committee report sent to Calendars
SB 1748 85-0 (2017) Author: Hinojosa, Juan
Sponsor: Canales, Terry
Relating to use of tax revenue by certain development corporations for job-related skills training. House: Economic & Small Business Development
Senate: Natural Resources & Economic Development
Effective immediately
SCR 36 85-0 (2017) Author: Hinojosa, Juan Encouraging Congress to pass legislation allowing the State of Texas to manage the Gulf of Mexico red snapper fishery out to 200 nautical miles. Senate: Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 716 84-0 (2015) Author: Lozano, J. M.
Sponsor: Zaffirini, Judith
Relating to the certification of certain peace officers to enforce commercial motor vehicle safety standards. House: Homeland Security & Public Safety
Senate: Transportation
Effective immediately
HB 731 84-0 (2015) Author: Lucio III, Eddie
Sponsor: Lucio, Jr., Eddie
Relating to a pilot program under the foundation school program for funding prekindergarten programs provided by certain school districts with early high school graduation programs. House: Public Education
Senate: Education
Effective on 9/1/15
HB 1063 84-0 (2015) Author: Lucio III, Eddie Relating to state assistance to certain counties for indigent burial costs. House: International Trade & Intergovernmental Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 1213 84-0 (2015) Author: Bonnen, Greg | et. al. Relating to the regulation of amusement redemption machine game rooms in certain counties. House: Licensing & Administrative Procedures Left pending in committee
HB 1687 84-0 (2015) Author: Faircloth, Wayne | et. al. Relating to a study of the feasibility and desirability of creating and maintaining a coastal barrier system. House: Land & Resource Management Laid on the table subject to call
HB 1742 84-0 (2015) Author: Márquez, Marisa | et. al. Relating to certain convention center hotel projects. House: Ways & Means Placed on General State Calendar
HB 1915 84-0 (2015) Author: Herrero, Abel | et. al.
Sponsor: Hinojosa, Juan | et. al.
Relating to the allocation of state hotel occupancy tax revenue to certain barrier island coastal municipalities. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Natural Resources & Economic Development
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HB 1957 84-0 (2015) Author: Faircloth, Wayne Relating to the definition of urban transit district. House: Transportation Withdrawn from schedule
HB 2031 84-0 (2015) Author: Lucio III, Eddie | et. al.
Sponsor: Hinojosa, Juan | et. al.
Relating to the diversion, treatment, and use of marine seawater and the discharge of treated marine seawater and waste resulting from the desalination of marine seawater; adding provisions subject to a criminal penalty. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs
Effective immediately
HB 2538 84-0 (2015) Author: Oliveira, René | et. al. Relating to the designation of certain customer bill payment assistance program costs as an expense of operation that is a first lien against revenue securing certain public securities or obligations in certain municipalities. House: International Trade & Intergovernmental Affairs
Senate: Natural Resources & Economic Development
Referred to Natural Resources & Economic Development
HB 2784 84-0 (2015) Author: Faircloth, Wayne Relating to the authority of certain counties to regulate camping on public beaches; adding a provision that may be subject to a criminal penalty. House: Land & Resource Management Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 3152 84-0 (2015) Author: Smith, Wayne Relating to the administration of the Port of Houston Authority. House: Special Purpose Districts Recommendations filed with the Speaker
HB 3675 84-0 (2015) Author: Guillen, Ryan Relating to the regulation of commercial development of groundwater in certain areas. House: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
HB 4037 84-0 (2015) Author: Guillen, Ryan
Sponsor: Lucio, Jr., Eddie
Relating to the authority of certain counties to impose a hotel occupancy tax and the use of revenue from the hotel occupancy tax by certain counties; authorizing an increase in the rate of a tax; authorizing the imposition of a tax. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Natural Resources & Economic Development
Effective immediately
HB 4059 84-0 (2015) Author: Oliveira, René
Sponsor: Lucio, Jr., Eddie
Relating to limitations on annexation by and extraterritorial jurisdiction of certain municipalities. House: Urban Affairs
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Effective immediately
HJR 40 84-0 (2015) Author: Alvarado, Carol | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment requiring the legislature to establish a state gaming commission and to authorize and provide for the regulation of gaming conducted at certain locations in this state, authorizing federally recognized Indian tribes to conduct gaming on certain Indian lands, and requiring the governor to call the legislature into special session to consider gaming legislation. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 320 84-0 (2015) Author: Zaffirini, Judith Relating to the enforcement of certain motor vehicle weight and safety standards. Senate: Transportation Not again placed on intent calendar
SB 421 84-0 (2015) Author: Lucio, Jr., Eddie Relating to participation of certain school districts in the three-year high school diploma plan pilot program. Senate: Education Referred to Education
SB 695 84-0 (2015) Author: Taylor, Larry | et. al.
Sponsor: Faircloth, Wayne | et. al.
Relating to a study of the feasibility and desirability of creating and maintaining a coastal barrier system. House: Land & Resource Management
Senate: Natural Resources & Economic Development
Effective on 9/1/15
SB 697 84-0 (2015) Author: Taylor, Larry Relating to the definition of urban transit district. Senate: Transportation Referred to Transportation
SB 749 84-0 (2015) Author: Hinojosa, Juan | et. al. Relating to the allocation of state hotel occupancy tax revenue to certain barrier island coastal municipalities. Senate: Natural Resources & Economic Development Left pending in committee
SB 866 84-0 (2015) Author: Taylor, Larry
Sponsor: Bonnen, Greg | et. al.
Relating to the regulation of amusement redemption machine game rooms in certain counties. House: Licensing & Administrative Procedures
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Effective on 9/1/15
SB 1592 84-0 (2015) Author: Lucio, Jr., Eddie Relating to the designation of certain customer bill payment assistance program costs as an expense of operation that is a first lien against revenue securing certain public securities or obligations in certain municipalities. Senate: Natural Resources & Economic Development Referred to Natural Resources & Economic Development
SB 1738 84-0 (2015) Author: Hinojosa, Juan | et. al. Relating to the diversion and use of marine seawater, including the development of marine seawater desalination projects, integrated marine seawater desalination and power projects, and facilities for the storage, conveyance, and delivery of desalinated marine seawater. Senate: Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs Not again placed on intent calendar
SB 1817 84-0 (2015) Author: Zaffirini, Judith Relating to a limitation on the location of solid waste facilities. Senate: Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs Referred to Agriculture, Water, & Rural Affairs
SB 1823 84-0 (2015) Author: Taylor, Larry Relating to the enforcement of commercial motor vehicle safety standards in certain municipalities. Senate: Transportation Referred to Transportation
SB 1859 84-0 (2015) Author: Zaffirini, Judith Relating to the restoration of expired eminent domain authority of certain rural rail transportation districts. Senate: Transportation Referred to Transportation
SB 2016 84-0 (2015) Author: Lucio, Jr., Eddie Relating to limitations on annexation by, extraterritorial jurisdiction of, and the authority to provide electric service of certain municipalities. House: Urban Affairs
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Referred to Urban Affairs
HB 325 83-0 (2013) Author: Dutton, Jr., Harold V. Relating to the boundaries of public beaches. House: Land & Resource Management Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 719 83-0 (2013) Author: Morrison, Geanie
Sponsor: Hegar, Glenn
Relating to the operation of a golf cart or utility vehicle on a public highway in certain counties; authorizing a fee. House: Transportation
Senate: Transportation
Effective immediately
HB 1966 83-0 (2013) Author: Deshotel, Joe
Sponsor: Williams, Tommy
Relating to a project that may be undertaken by certain development corporations in connection with infrastructure improvements necessary for municipal area development and revitalization. House: Urban Affairs
Senate: Economic Development
Effective immediately
HB 1967 83-0 (2013) Author: Deshotel, Joe
Sponsor: Williams, Tommy
Relating to use of sales and use tax proceeds by certain economic development corporations for certain job-related skills training. House: Urban Affairs
Senate: Economic Development
Effective immediately
HB 2226 83-0 (2013) Author: Longoria, Oscar Relating to a permit exemption for certain drainage districts located in counties bordering the United Mexican States. House: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
HB 2334 83-0 (2013) Author: Callegari, Bill | et. al. Relating to the regulation, development, and treatment of brackish and marine water. House: Natural Resources Placed on General State Calendar
HB 2623 83-0 (2013) Author: Oliveira, René | et. al.
Sponsor: Lucio, Jr., Eddie
Relating to the authority of certain counties and the General Land Office to temporarily close a beach or beach access point. House: Land & Resource Management
Senate: Administration
Effective immediately
HB 3127 83-0 (2013) Author: Lucio III, Eddie Relating to the use of hotel occupancy tax revenue for the maintenance and operation of a coliseum in certain counties. House: Ways & Means Withdrawn from schedule
HB 3131 83-0 (2013) Author: Lucio III, Eddie Relating to the line of vegetation and authorized development in certain beach areas; authorizing a fee. House: Land & Resource Management Referred to Land & Resource Management
HB 3510 83-0 (2013) Author: Ritter, Allan Relating to the election of board members for emergency services districts in certain counties. House: County Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 3546 83-0 (2013) Author: Oliveira, René Relating to the zoning authority of an eligible barrier island municipality. House: Land & Resource Management Referred to Land & Resource Management
HB 3548 83-0 (2013) Author: Oliveira, René Relating to a limitation on annexation by certain municipalities. House: International Trade & Intergovernmental Affairs Referred to International Trade & Intergovernmental Affairs
HB 3549 83-0 (2013) Author: Oliveira, René Relating to annexation by and disannexation from certain municipalities. House: International Trade & Intergovernmental Affairs Referred to International Trade & Intergovernmental Affairs
HJR 54 83-0 (2013) Author: Dutton, Jr., Harold V. Proposing a constitutional amendment establishing the boundaries of public beaches and declaring that the state holds public beaches in trust for the use of the public. House: Land & Resource Management Reported favorably as substituted
HJR 131 83-0 (2013) Author: Menéndez, José Proposing a constitutional amendment providing immediate additional revenue for the state budget by creating the Texas Gaming Commission, and authorizing and regulating the operation of casino games and slot machines by a limited number of licensed operators and certain Indian tribes. House: Licensing & Administrative Procedures Referred to Licensing & Administrative Procedures
SB 226 83-0 (2013) Author: Hegar, Glenn Relating to the operation of a golf cart or utility vehicle on a public highway in certain counties. Senate: Transportation Referred to Transportation
SB 614 83-0 (2013) Author: Lucio, Jr., Eddie Relating to an electric utility surcharge to assist owners of certain historic structures with electric bill payments and to promote energy conservation and efficiency. Senate: Business & Commerce Not again placed on intent calendar
SB 782 83-0 (2013) Author: Hinojosa, Juan Relating to a permit exemption for certain drainage districts located in counties bordering the United Mexican States. Senate: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
SB 1265 83-0 (2013) Author: Nichols, Robert
Sponsor: Ritter, Allan
Relating to the election of board members for emergency services districts in certain counties. House: County Affairs
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Effective on 9/1/13
SB 1337 83-0 (2013) Author: Lucio, Jr., Eddie Relating to the powers of the governing body of a public utility in certain municipalities. Senate: Intergovernmental Relations Referred to Intergovernmental Relations
SB 1549 83-0 (2013) Author: Lucio, Jr., Eddie Relating to pre-event disaster recovery program administration contracts in certain counties. Senate: Agriculture, Rural Affairs & Homeland Security Referred to Agriculture, Rural Affairs & Homeland Security
SB 1559 83-0 (2013) Author: Lucio, Jr., Eddie Relating to collection of fees for solid waste management in certain counties. Senate: Intergovernmental Relations Referred to Intergovernmental Relations
SB 1574 83-0 (2013) Author: Lucio, Jr., Eddie Relating to the authority of certain counties and the General Land Office to temporarily close a beach or beach access point. Senate: Natural Resources Not again placed on intent calendar
SB 1692 83-0 (2013) Author: Lucio, Jr., Eddie Relating to a limitation on annexation by certain municipalities. Senate: Intergovernmental Relations Referred to Intergovernmental Relations
SB 1694 83-0 (2013) Author: Lucio, Jr., Eddie Relating to annexation by and disannexation from certain municipalities. Senate: Intergovernmental Relations Referred to Intergovernmental Relations
SJR 6 83-0 (2013) Author: Ellis, Rodney Proposing a constitutional amendment providing immediate additional revenue for the state budget by creating the Texas Gaming Commission, authorizing and regulating the operation of casino games and slot machines by a limited number of licensed operators and certain Indian tribes, and authorizing a limited state video lottery system to be operated at horse and greyhound racetracks and on Indian tribal lands. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 1316 82-0 (2011) Author: Torres, Raul Relating to the imposition and use of the municipal hotel occupancy tax by certain eligible central municipalities. House: Ways & Means Laid on the table subject to call
HB 1572 82-0 (2011) Author: Lozano, J. M. Relating to the applicability of certain restrictions on the location and operation of concrete crushing facilities. House: Environmental Regulation Left pending in committee
HB 2081 82-0 (2011) Author: Lozano, J. M. Relating to the extent of extraterritorial jurisdiction of certain less populous municipalities located on a barrier island. House: Land & Resource Management Left pending in committee
HB 2760 82-0 (2011) Author: Garza, John Relating to species-protection programs for the Edwards Aquifer, the Guadalupe River Basin, the San Antonio River Basin, and the San Antonio Bay and estuary system; imposing a tax. House: Natural Resources Left pending in committee
HB 3317 82-0 (2011) Author: Hunter, Todd Relating to the use of revenue from the hotel occupancy tax by certain counties. House: Ways & Means Comm. report sent to Local & Consent Calendar
SB 508 82-0 (2011) Author: Lucio, Jr., Eddie
Sponsor: Lozano, J. M. | et. al.
Relating to the extent of extraterritorial jurisdiction of certain less populous municipalities located on a barrier island. House: Land & Resource Management
Senate: International Relations & Trade
Effective immediately
SB 977 82-0 (2011) Author: Hinojosa, Juan
Sponsor: Torres, Raul
Relating to the imposition, use, rebate, and refund of certain taxes related to certain hotel business revenue. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Economic Development
Effective immediately
SB 1250 82-0 (2011) Author: Lucio, Jr., Eddie
Sponsor: Lozano, J. M.
Relating to the applicability of certain restrictions on the location and operation of concrete crushing facilities. House: Environmental Regulation
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective on 9/1/11
SB 1595 82-0 (2011) Author: Wentworth, Jeff Relating to species-protection programs for the Edwards Aquifer, the Guadalupe River Basin, the San Antonio River Basin, and the San Antonio Bay and estuary system; imposing a tax. Senate: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
HB 457 81-0 (2009) Author: Alvarado, Carol | et. al. Relating to disaster preparedness and emergency management in relation to alternative electrical power for certain service stations in certain populous counties. House: State Affairs Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 1324 81-0 (2009) Author: Rios Ybarra, Tara
Sponsor: Lucio, Jr., Eddie
Relating to the municipal hotel occupancy tax imposed in certain municipalities. House: Ways & Means
Senate: International Relations & Trade
Effective immediately
HB 2251 81-0 (2009) Author: Hunter, Todd Relating to the use of state hotel occupancy tax revenue to clean and maintain beaches in certain municipalities. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HB 2653 81-0 (2009) Author: Oliveira, Rene | et. al. Relating to authorizing design-build procedures for construction, rehabilitation, alteration, or repair of certain utility projects located in certain areas. House: Border & Intergovernmental Affairs Laid on the table subject to call
HB 2681 81-0 (2009) Author: Alvarado, Carol Relating to the first day of instruction for a school year in certain school districts. House: Public Education Referred to Public Education
HB 2960 81-0 (2009) Author: Coleman, Garnet Relating to alternative electrical generators for certain service stations. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 3986 81-0 (2009) Author: Bonnen, Dennis | et. al. Relating to the closure of certain man-made passes between the Gulf of Mexico and inland bays by the commissioner of the General Land Office. House: Land & Resource Management Laid on the table subject to call
HB 4209 81-0 (2009) Author: Smith, Wayne Relating to the regulation of certain barge terminal facilities by certain municipalities. House: Urban Affairs Left pending in committee
SB 441 81-0 (2009) Author: Ellis, Rodney Relating to requiring certain service stations to be capable of operating with alternative electrical power and to have an alternative electrical generator. Senate: Intergovernmental Relations Refer to s/c on Flooding & Evacuations by Pres
SB 989 81-0 (2009) Author: Lucio, Jr., Eddie Relating to the municipal hotel occupancy tax imposed in certain municipalities. Senate: Intergovernmental Relations Referred to Intergovernmental Relations
SB 1047 81-0 (2009) Author: Lucio, Jr., Eddie
Sponsor: Oliveira, Rene
Relating to the procurement methods authorized for public projects by a combined municipally owned electric, water, and wastewater utility situated in an economically distressed area within 30 miles of the Lower Texas Gulf Coast. House: Natural Resources
Senate: International Relations & Trade
Effective immediately
SB 1275 81-0 (2009) Author: Gallegos, Jr., Mario Relating to the first day of instruction for a school year in certain school districts. Senate: Education Referred to Education
SB 2043 81-0 (2009) Author: Williams, Tommy
Sponsor: Bonnen, Dennis
Relating to the closure or modification of certain man-made passes between the Gulf of Mexico and inland bays by the commissioner of the General Land Office. House: Land & Resource Management
Senate: International Relations & Trade
See remarks for effective date
HB 3270 80-0 (2007) Author: Eiland, Craig | et. al.
Sponsor: Williams, Tommy
Relating to authorizing the issuance of anticipation notes or other obligations by issuers located along the Gulf Coast in the event of an emergency. House: Financial Institutions
Senate: Transportation & Homeland Security
Effective immediately
HB 808 78-0 (2003) Author: Seaman, Gene
Sponsor: Hinojosa, Juan
Relating to the use of municipal hotel tax revenue collected by certain coastal municipalities. House: Local Government Ways and Means
Senate: Administration
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HB 3247 78-0 (2003) Author: Eiland, Craig | et. al. Relating to causeways, bridges, tunnels, turnpikes, and highways in certain counties bordering the Gulf of Mexico and in adjacent counties. House: Transportation No action taken in committee
SB 386 78-0 (2003) Author: Hinojosa, Juan Relating to the use of municipal hotel tax revenue collected by certain coastal municipalities. Senate: Intergovernmental Relations Removed from local & uncontested calendar
SB 694 78-0 (2003) Author: Janek, Kyle Relating to the authority of certain counties to prohibit open fires on public beaches. Senate: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
SB 695 78-0 (2003) Author: Janek, Kyle Relating to the authority of certain counties to prohibit the use or possession of certain fireworks on public beaches. House: County Affairs
Senate: State Affairs
Referred to County Affairs
SB 716 78-0 (2003) Author: Lindsay, Jon
Sponsor: Eiland, Craig
Relating to causeways, bridges, tunnels, turnpikes, and highways in certain counties bordering the Gulf of Mexico and in adjacent counties. House: Transportation
Senate: Infrastructure Development and Security
Effective immediately
HB 202 77-0 (2001) Author: Seaman, Gene Relating to the authority of coastal counties to enact ordinances regulating activity on beaches in certain circumstances; providing a penalty. House: County Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 779 77-0 (2001) Author: Uher, D.R.
Sponsor: Armbrister, Kenneth
Relating to the establishment of a line of vegetation along the Gulf of Mexico in certain areas of public beach. House: Land & Resource Management
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective on 9/1/01
HB 937 77-0 (2001) Author: Solis, Jim Relating to limiting the authority of the Parks and Wildlife Commission to close an area of coastal water to shrimping. House: State Recreational Resources Referred to State Recreational Resources
HB 3044 77-0 (2001) Author: Luna, Vilma Relating to the desalination of water. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Referred to Natural Resources
HB 3302 77-0 (2001) Author: Solis, Jim Relating to a moratorium on the regulation of shrimping by the Parks and Wildlife Department. House: State Recreational Resources Left pending in committee
SB 810 77-0 (2001) Author: Lucio, Jr., Eddie Relating to a moratorium on the regulation of shrimping by the Parks and Wildlife Department. Senate: Natural Resources Left pending in committee
SB 1803 77-0 (2001) Author: Truan, Carlos Relating to ceding certain state land to counties and municipalities for use for purposes of a seawall, breakwater, levee, floodway, or drainway. Senate: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
HB 1146 76-0 (1999) Author: Seaman, Gene Relating to the power of certain coastal counties to enact ordinances; providing a penalty. House: County Affairs Referred to County Affairs
HB 1655 76-0 (1999) Author: Luna, Vilma | et. al.
Sponsor: Truan, Carlos
Relating to the rate and allocation of the hotel occupancy tax in certain municipalities. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Effective immediately
HB 3277 76-0 (1999) Author: Cook, Robert
Sponsor: Armbrister, Kenneth
Relating to research in agriculture production and its effect on water use and availability and wildlife habitats. House: Agriculture & Livestock
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective immediately
SB 1508 76-0 (1999) Author: Truan, Carlos
Sponsor: Luna, Vilma
Relating to the rate and allocation of the hotel occupancy tax in certain municipalities. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Returned to Local & Consent Calendars Comm.
HB 463 75-0 (1997) Author: Zbranek, Zeb
Sponsor: Galloway, Michael
Relating to the hotel occupancy tax revenue of certain counties that border the Gulf of Mexico. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Effective immediately
HB 891 73-0 (1993) Author: Hunter, Todd
Sponsor: Armbrister, Kenneth
Relating to the use of revenue generated by the hotel tax by counties bordering the Gulf of Mexico. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Finance
Effective in 90 days -- 8/30/93
SCR 8 71-4 (1990) Author: Brooks, Chet
Sponsor: Saunders, Robert
Urging the Department of State to pursue special area designation for the Gulf of Mexico under the MARPOL treaty. House: Environmental Affairs Signed by the Governor
HB 805 70-0 (1987) Author: Cavazos, Eddie Relating to the disclosure of public beach rights to a purchaser of property located on a barrier island fronting the Gulf of Mexico. House: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
HB 14 69-0 (1985) Author: Criss, Lloyd
Sponsor: Brooks, Chet
Relating to the notice required in certain real estate transactions involving property in a county that borders the Gulf of Mexico. House: Business & Commerce
Senate: Natural Resources
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HB 285 69-0 (1985) Author: Uher, D.R. Relating to the location of solid waste facilities that handle hazardous waste. House: Environmental Affairs Referred to subcommittee
HB 1376 69-0 (1985) Author: Leonard, Jr., Bob
Sponsor: Brown, J.E.
Relating to taking water from the Gulf of Mexico without a water rights permit. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective immediately
SB 715 69-0 (1985) Author: Brooks, Chet Relating to the authority of certain cities and their park boards over parks, certain facilities, and other public improvements. Senate: Intergovernmental Relations Referred to Intergovernmental Relations
HB 2048 68-0 (1983) Author: Uher, D.R. Relating to restricting solid waste facilities for storage, processing, or disposal of hazardous waste. House: Natural Resources Referred to subcommittee
HB 2227 68-0 (1983) Author: Davis, Mark R.
Sponsor: Brown, J.E.
Relating to the authority of any general-law city, town or village to annex up to 5,280 feet gulfward of the coastline. House: Urban Affairs
Senate: Natural Resources
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SB 904 68-0 (1983) Author: Truan, Carlos Relating to the environmental protection of certain gulf coast beach areas. Senate: Natural Resources Referred to Committee on Natural Resources
SB 1365 68-0 (1983) Author: Truan, Carlos Relating to restricting solid waste facilities for storage, processing, or disposal of hazardous waste. Senate: Natural Resources Referred to subcommittee
HB 394 67-0 (1981) Author: Benedict, Jerry L. Relating to notice by sellers of real property adjoining the Gulf of Mexico or an arm of the Gulf of Mexico of a possible effect of erosion on property lines. House: Business & Industry Referred to subcommittee
HB 414 67-0 (1981) Author: McBee, Susan Gurley Relating to the temporary diversion and use of water from an international stream by holders of water rights. House: Natural Resources Referred to Committee on Natural Resources
HB 1483 67-0 (1981) Author: McLeod, E. Douglas Providing for reserve deputy sheriffs in coastal counties to be organized for the purposes of Marine Safety and Lifeguard functions. House: Security & Sanctions Laid on the table subject to call
HB 2403 67-0 (1981) Author: Uher, D.R. Relating to the creation of seawall commissions in coastal counties. House: State Affairs Referred to Committee on State Affairs
SB 1182 67-0 (1981) Author: Brooks, Chet Relating to certain contracts and contracting procedures of the Gulf Coast Waste Disposal Authority. Senate: Intergovernmental Relations Referred to Committee on Intergovernmental Relations
SB 1267 67-0 (1981) Author: Brown, J.E. Relating to increasing the maximum hotel occupancy tax for cities bordering the Gulf of Mexico under 75,000 population according to the last Federal Census to seven percent and to the disposition of revenue from the tax. Senate: Intergovernmental Relations Referred to Committee on Intergovernmental Relations
SB 1288 67-0 (1981) Author: Brown, J.E. Relating to the creation of seawall commissions in coastal counties. Senate: Intergovernmental Relations Referred to Committee on Intergovernmental Relations
HB 1646 66-0 (1979) Author: Criss, Lloyd Relating to the issuance of certain revenue bonds by cities and towns located on the coast of the Gulf of Mexico, or any channel, canal, bay or inlet connected therewith, having a population of more than 5,000 inhabitants. House: Intergovernmental Affairs Laid on the table subject to call
HB 1647 66-0 (1979) Author: Criss, Lloyd
Sponsor: Schwartz, A.R. "Babe"
Relating to the rights, powers, authority, privileges, and functions of cities and towns on the coast of the Gulf of Mexico or connecting waters regarding harbor, wharf, dock, and port facilities; containing other provisions relating to the subject. House: Intergovernmental Affairs
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective immediately
SB 78 66-0 (1979) Author: Schwartz, A.R. "Babe" Relating to the power of counties bordering on the Gulf of Mexico to enact ordinances. Senate: Natural Resources Reported from committee favorably with substitute
SB 1070 66-0 (1979) Author: Ogg, Jack Relating to zoning in certain counties on the Gulf of Mexico; and providing a penalty. Senate: Intergovernmental Relations Reported from committee favorably without amendments
SB 1176 66-0 (1979) Author: Jones, Gene
Sponsor: Hanna, Joe
Relating to the gulfward boundaries of counties, cities, towns or villages on the Gulf of Mexico; providing the extent of application of this Act. House: Energy Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective immediately
HCR 62 65-0 (1977) Author: Powers, Pike
Sponsor: Schwartz, A.R. "Babe"
Requesting the governor to have made a study devising a method of improving the state's decision-making processes relating to the natural resources of the Gulf Coast. House: State Affairs
Senate: Administration
Signed by the Governor
HCR 65 65-0 (1977) Author: Powers, Pike Reaffirming commitment to existing policies for protection and development of the natural resources of the Gulf Coast. House: State Affairs Assigned to Resolutions Calendar
HB 1482 64-0 (1975) Author: Caldwell, Neil Relating to the boundary lines of counties and independent school districts from the coastline to the three marine league line. House: State Affairs Referred to subcommittee
HB 2174 64-0 (1975) Author: Hale, L. DeWitt Providing that counties and incorporated cities bordering on the Gulf of Mexico or its tidewater limits may reasonably regulate sanitary, safety conditions and use so as to promote the public health, safety and welfare; repealing all laws or parts of laws in conflict herewith. House: Intergovernmental Affairs Reported from committee favorably without amendments
SB 1055 64-0 (1975) Author: Schwartz, A.R. "Babe" Relating to the powers and authority of a beach park board of trustees regarding the advertising, acquisition, financing, and improvement of recreational facilities. House: Intergovernmental Affairs
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Reported from committee favorably without amendments
HJR 34 63-0 (1973) Author: Baker, Andrew Z. Proposing an amendment of the Texas Constitution authorizing the creation and financing of a state insurance corporation to insure public property in the Gulf Coast area. House: State Affairs Referred to Committee on State Affairs
SB 331 63-0 (1973) Author: Schwartz, A.R. "Babe" Relating to regulation of the sale of subdivided land in any county bordering on the Gulf of Mexico, providing a penalty. Senate: State Affairs Sent to subcommittee
HB 1035 62-0 (1971) Author: Lemmon, Ray
Sponsor: Brooks, Chet
Relating to providing for the advertisement of taking of bids on contracts on amounts exceeding $10,000 or of a duration of more than two years; relating to regulating operation of the Gulf Coast Waste Disposal Authority.
HB 1199 62-0 (1971) Author: Braun, Rex | et. al. Relating to counties to be included in the Gulf Coast Waste Disposal Authority.
SJR 42 62-0 (1971) Author: Schwartz, A.R. "Babe" Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the State of Texas; to provide that certain counties and cities bordering on the Gulf of Mexico may levy a tax to pay for bonds issued for the construction of sea walls and breakwaters upon the vote of the majority of the resident property owners voting in an election.
HB 230 61-0 (1969) Author: Smith, William Landrum "Will" | et. al. Relating to prohibiting the taking of shell or mudshell from any reef, bar, lake, or bay within the waters of the Gulf of Mexico under the jurisdiction of this state for a certain period; providing civil and criminal penalties.
HB 817 61-0 (1969) Author: Uher, D.R. | et. al. Relating to authorizing school districts on the Gulf Coast to extend their boundaries into the Gulf.
HB 945 61-0 (1969) Author: Cavness, Don Relating to the dedication and disposition of the proceeds of the sale, lease, or rental of certain underwater lands, including the beds of the Gulf of Mexico, bays, inlets, rivers, and lakes.
HB 1030 61-0 (1969) Author: Cummings, Russell Bennett | et. al. Relating to authorizing any county bordering on the Gulf of Mexico or the tidewater limits thereof to exercise certain zoning powers in certain areas in said county; providing for administration, enforcement and remedies.
HB 1031 61-0 (1969) Author: Cummings, Russell Bennett | et. al. Relating to declaring a moratorium on the sale or leasing of the surface estate in state-owned submerged lands, beaches, and islands under any existing laws of this state, pending receipt of the Interagency Natural Resources Council study of these submerged lands, beaches, and islands or until May 31, 1973, whichever is earlier.
HB 1032 61-0 (1969) Author: Kilpatrick, Rufus U. | et. al. Relating to declaring the public policy of the State of Texas concerning the maintenance and cleaning of public beaches; providing for payment of state funds to certain cities and counties through the Parks and Wildlife Department.
SB 556 61-0 (1969) Author: Schwartz, A.R. "Babe" | et. al. Relating to the public policy of the State of Texas concerning the right of the public to have free and unrestricted right of ingress and egress to and from the state-owned beaches bordering on the seaward shore of the Gulf of Mexico.
SB 558 61-0 (1969) Author: Schwartz, A.R. "Babe" | et. al. Relating to permits for certain excavation activities in certain coastal areas; providing a penalty for violations.
SB 813 61-0 (1969) Author: Schwartz, A.R. "Babe" Relating to the creation of park boards of trustees by certain Home Rule cities bordering on the Gulf of Mexico.
SB 20 61-1 (1969) Author: Schwartz, A.R. "Babe" Relating to the creation of park boards of trustees by certain Home Rule cities bordering on the Gulf of Mexico and to the authority of the Boards.
SB 28 61-1 (1969) Author: Schwartz, A.R. "Babe" Relating to declaring the public policy of this state regarding the recreational use of certain beaches; authorizing the licensing of certain business establishments which do not interfere with such use; providing for certain exemptions; providing a penalty for violations.
SB 36 61-2 (1969) Author: Schwartz, A.R. "Babe" Relating to the creation of park boards of trustees by certain Home-Rule cities bordering on the Gulf of Mexico.
HB 380 60-0 (1967) Author: Kilpatrick, Rufus U. | et. al. Relating to prohibiting the use of seines or nets of over 160 feet in length in the waters of the Gulf of Mexico within 6 miles of the North Jetty of the pass or ship channel leading from Bolivar Roads and Galveston Bay to the Gulf of Mexico and regulating the use of nets less than 150 feet in length; providing a penalty for violations.
SB 198 60-0 (1967) Author: Connally, Wayne W. Relating to the acquisition of an international toll bridge by a city or town.
SB 152 59-0 (1965) Author: Schwartz, A.R. "Babe" Relating to authorizing Gulf Coast counties to regulate motor vehicle traffic and prohibit littering on certain beaches.
SB 222 59-0 (1965) Author: Schwartz, A.R. "Babe" Relating to the regulation by certain municipalities of motor traffic and littering on certain lands bordering on the Gulf of Mexico.
HB 1035 57-0 (1961) Author: Stewart, III, Maco | et. al. Relating to amending a certain Act relating to certain cities bordering upon the Gulf of Mexico; validating bonds heretofore issued and proceedings and actions of such cities and their governing bodies in connection with such bonds, and validating conveyances or grants of properties and rights in properties, real or personal, to any such city, in connection with or relating to any park improvement or pier acquired or constructed.
HJR 56 57-0 (1961) Author: La Valle, Peter J. "Pete" | et. al. Relating to proposing an amendment to the Constitution of Texas permitting the Legislature to delegate certain zoning powers to the governing body of any county bordering on the Gulf of Mexico or the tidewater limits thereof.
SJR 19 57-0 (1961) Author: Reagan, Bruce A. | et. al. Relating to proposing an amendment to the Constitution of Texas to permit the Legislature to delegate certain zoning powers to the governing body of any county bordering on the Gulf of Mexico or the tidewater limits thereof.
HB 128 57-1 (1961) Author: Harrington, D. Roy Relating to amending a certain Article of the Penal Code of Texas relating to pound nets in Gulf Waters.
SB 45 57-3 (1962) Author: Schwartz, A.R. "Babe" Relating to authorizing Home-Rule cities having a population in excess of 60,000 and bordering on the Gulf of Mexico having beaches suitable for park purposes to establish a Beach Park Board of Trustees.
HB 155 56-0 (1959) Author: Parish, Harold Burton Relating to amending certain acts so as to permit any city located on the Gulf of Mexico to build, acquire, purchase, take over, construct, enlarge, extend, repair, maintain, improve, replace, develop, regulate, operate, lease, mortgage and encumber their harbors, ports or navigational facilities.
HB 232 56-0 (1959) Author: Conley, Carl C. Relating to amending certain acts so as to authorize the construction of causeways, bridges and tunnels in any county bordering on the Gulf of Mexico which has a population of twenty thousand (20,000) or more.
HB 282 56-0 (1959) Author: Eckhardt, Robert Christian "Bob" | et. al. Relating to regulating the method of taking fish in the bays, inlets, passes and tidal waters and from points less than 300 yards from the coastline of the mainland of the State of Texas and islands of the Gulf of Mexico; providing penalties.
SB 21 56-0 (1959) Author: Reagan, Bruce A. Relating to amending certain acts so as to authorize the construction of causeways, bridges and tunnels in any county bordering on the Gulf of Mexico which has a population of twenty thousand (20,000) or more.
SB 383 56-0 (1959) Author: Wood, Bill D. Relating to establishing and providing for a State mentally retarded school.
HB 31 56-1 (1959) Author: Eckhardt, Robert Christian "Bob" | et. al. Relating to providing for the protection of State and public uses of the seashore bordering the Gulf of Mexico and prohibiting obstruction or interference with such uses.
HB 70 56-1 (1959) Author: Eckhardt, Robert Christian "Bob" | et. al. Relating to defining an area presumed to be a public easement to the open shore and surf of the State of Texas; providing certain standards of proof of claimants to ownership and use of the sandy shore in question; prohibiting interference with such easement.
HB 14 56-2 (1959) Author: Eckhardt, Robert Christian "Bob" | et. al. Relating to the protection of State and public uses of the seashore bordering the Gulf of Mexico and prohibiting obstruction or interference with such uses; providing for enforcement by injunctions and penalties and other rights and procedures relating thereto.
SB 9 56-2 (1959) Author: Baker, Robert W. | et. al. Relating to affirming and protecting the right of the public use of certain state-owned beaches or such larger area extending from the line of mean low tide to the line of vegetation, in the event the public has acquired a right of use or easement to or over such area by prescription, dedication, or has retained a right by virtue of a continuous right in the public bordering on the seaward shore of the Gulf of Mexico.
HB 754 54-0 (1955) Author: Seeligson, Frates Slick Relating to amending certain Acts to provide for geological, geophysical and other surveys and investigations of islands, salt water lakes, bays, inlets, marshes and reefs owned by the State of Texas within tidewater limits and that portion of the Gulf of Mexico within the jurisdiction of Texas, and all unsold public free school land both surveyed and unsurveyed, and all rivers and channels belonging to the State; providing for the promulgation of rules and regulations to prevent the unnecessary pollution of waters, destruction of fish, oysters and other marine life and obstruction of navigation; providing for the issuance of permits; providing a fee and directing the deposit thereof in the State Treasury to the credit of the Permanent School Fund; providing a fee and directing the deposit thereof in the State Treasury to the credit of the Land Office Mineral Fund; creating such a Fund; providing that said Fund shall be used for the enforcement and supervision of rules and regulations and all other lawful purposes involved in mineral leasing, exploration and development; making an appropriation out of said Fund; providing for the transfer of funds in excess of $30,000 remaining in said Fund at the end of the biennium ending August 31, 1957, to the General Revenue Fund.
SB 117 54-0 (1955) Author: Kazen, Jr., Abraham "Chick" Relating to authorizing certain Home Rule Cities owning a portion of an international bridge over the Rio Grande River to issue revenue bonds payable from net revenues of such bridge for the purpose of providing funds to construct capital improvements to such bridge; to pledge the net revenues and secure by trust indenture or supplement any existing trust indenture; authorizing parity revenue bonds for such purposes and the execution of a trust indenture or supplement further securing the bonds; validating any bonds authorized and proceedings passed or executed in connection therewith on or prior to effective date of this Act; providing a severability clause; providing that no such bonds or proceedings shall be validated if litigation is pending questioning any such bonds or proceedings on the effective date of this Act.
HB 835 50-0 (1947) Author: Cannon, Oscar E. Relating to authorizing certain counties to construct, acquire, improve, operate and maintain causeways, bridges, tunnels, or combinations thereof, in, over, through or under the waters of the Gulf of Mexico or any bay or inlet opening thereinto; repealing all laws in conflict herewith to the extent of the conflict; providing a saving clause.
SB 76 50-0 (1947) Author: Kelley, Rogers Relating to amending a previous Act, acquisition of and payment for causeways, bridges and tunnels by certain counties in Texas so as to eliminate certain restrictions as to the location of such causeways, bridges and tunnels.
SB 130 50-0 (1947) Author: Phillips, Jimmy Relating to amending a previous Act, by providing for elections for bond issues; containing a severability and a saving clause.
SB 338 50-0 (1947) Author: Kelley, Rogers Relating to extending the gulfward boundaries of all coastal counties of this state.
SB 400 50-0 (1947) Author: Kelley, Rogers | et. al. Relating to declaring the sovereignty of Texas along its Gulfward seacoast; amending a previous Act.
HB 13 48-0 (1943) Author: Markle, Donald M. | et. al. Relating to providing for the protection of coastal navigable waters of the State of Texas against pollution; providing penalties; repealing laws in conflict with this Act.
HB 2 47-0 (1941) Author: Brown, Jr., Sherwood | et. al. Relating to granting certain cities the right of use and occupancy for park purposes of tidelands and bed and waters of the Gulf of Mexico to a certain extent.
SB 13 47-0 (1941) Author: Stone, William E. Relating to granting to certain cities in this State bordering upon the Gulf of Mexico the right of use and occupancy for park purposes of tidelands and bed and waters of the Gulf of Mexico.
HB 689 44-0 (1935) Relating to repealing law preventing commercial fishing in open waters of Gulf of Mexico on outside of Padre Island.
HB 840 43-0 (1933) Author: Nicholson, Carl Edmund | et. al. Relating to validating and legalizing the authorization of bonds issued by or on behalf of any county, city, district, or political subdivision of this State for the construction of sea walls.
HB 923 43-0 (1933) Author: Pope, Walter Elmer "Uncle Elmer" Relating to empowering certain cities to build, construct and maintain bridges across streams, inlet or arm of the Gulf of Mexico, and providing rules and regulations for operation.
HB 196 43-1 (1933) Author: McKee, Harry L. | et. al. Relating to granting authority to the State Highway Department to acquire by purchase, and/or to construct, maintain, operate and control ferries over and across any bay, arm, channel, or salt water lake emptying into the Gulf of Mexico, or any inlet of the Gulf of Mexico, any river or other navigable waters of this State where such ferries connect designated State highways, and which may be made self-liquidating or partially self-liquidating
HB 818 42-0 (1931) Author: Carpenter, William C. Relating to authorizing the Commissioners' Courts of all counties adjacent to the Gulf of Mexico to issue time warrants bearing interest not exceeding eight per cent (8%) per annum to be used in the payment either by outright purchase, or after condemnation proceedings, of lands for right of way and dumping ground purposes for an Intra-coastal canal.
SB 20 42-1 (1931) Author: Gainer, Charles Salter Relating to amending certain Acts by conferring upon all counties adjacent to the Gulf of Mexico the right of eminent domain, where land, right of way or easements or dumping ground privileges are necessary to be secured for the construction of an intra-coastal canal.
HB 461 41-0 (1929) Author: Hogg, Mike Relating to prohibiting the building, construction, extension, operation or maintenance of any pipe line leading into waters of the Gulf of Mexico, which pipe line is used or designed to be used for transporting, handling, loading, unloading or discharging oil, gas, or any derivative of oil or gas, or any other product or commodity susceptible of being transported into tanks, ships, vessels, barges, or any water-craft or any agency for loading water-craft, and providing a penalty and imposing upon the Attorney General of Texas the duty of bringing timely suit to prevent and restrain the violation of this Law, and fixing the jurisdiction and venue of such action.
SB 144 41-2 (1929) Author: Parr, Archer "Archie" Relating to regulating fishing and the taking of fish and shrimp in certain coastal waters; establishing prohibitions and penalties in connection therewith.
HB 664 39-0 (1925) Author: Faulk, Harry L. Relating to amending certain statutes by specifically providing that the provisions thereof shall extend to levees, dikes, floodways and drainways House: Conservation and Reclamation
SB 139 33-0 (1913) Author: Willacy, John G. Relating to authorizing the purchase, construction, maintenance and operation of combination bridges, dams, dykes, causeways and roadways in, over and across any arm of the Gulf of Mexico, or inlet thereof, or any of the salt water bays wholly within the limits of the State of Texas, for the purpose of providing a causeway, roadway or highway for vehicles, teams, pedestrians, railroads, and for every other character of inland transportation; giving the right of eminent domain.
SJR 22 33-0 (1913)
SB 348 32-0 (1911) Relating to providing for the protection of the fish and oysters within tide water limits along the Gulf coast of this State from the most interior point of tidewater seaward co-extensive with the jurisdiction of the State and the fish in such fresh water lakes inland as may be owned by the State; and providing penalties for the violation of this Act, and appropriating to certain funds the proceeds from sale and fines arising under this Act.
SB 13 27-1 (1901) Relating to giving effect to Section VII, Article XI, of the Constitution, authorizing all counties and cities bordering on the coast of the Gulf of Mexico to construct seawalls and breakwaters, to issue bonds therefor, and levy a tax for the payment thereof.
SB 346 22-0 (1891) Relating to encouraging the construction and maintenance of deep water harbors, navigable channels, docks, and wharves on the gulf coast within the State of Texas.

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