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HB 305 85-0 (2017) Author: Minjarez, Ina | et. al. Relating to student harassment, bullying, and cyberbullying. House: Public Education Referred to Public Education
HB 306 85-0 (2017) Author: Minjarez, Ina | et. al. Relating to harassment, bullying, and cyberbullying of a public school student or minor and certain mental health programs for public school students. House: Public Education Laid on the table subject to call
HB 4108 85-0 (2017) Author: King, Ken Relating to the prosecution of the offenses of assault and harassment by persons committed to certain facilities; increasing a criminal penalty. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
SB 179 85-0 (2017) Author: Menéndez, José | et. al.
Sponsor: Minjarez, Ina | et. al.
Relating to harassment, bullying, and cyberbullying of a public school student or minor and certain mental health programs for public school students; increasing a criminal penalty. House: Public Education
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/17
SB 180 85-0 (2017) Author: Menéndez, José | et. al. Relating to student harassment, bullying, and cyberbullying. Senate: Education Co-author authorized
SB 1575 85-0 (2017) Author: Perry, Charles Relating to the prosecution of the offenses of assault and harassment by persons committed to certain facilities; increasing a criminal penalty. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
Withdrawn from schedule
HB 70 84-0 (2015) Author: González, Mary | et. al. Relating to prevention of discrimination and harassment in public schools. House: Public Education Referred to Public Education
HB 1606 83-0 (2013) Author: Moody, Joe
Sponsor: Carona, John
Relating to the prosecution of the offenses of harassment and stalking. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
Effective on 9/1/13
HB 2402 83-0 (2013) Author: González, Mary | et. al. Relating to prevention of discrimination and harassment in public schools. House: Public Education Referred to Public Education
HB 24 82-0 (2011) Author: Guillen, Ryan | et. al. Relating to placement of a student in a disciplinary alternative education program for bullying or cyber-bullying. House: Public Education Left pending in committee
HB 160 82-0 (2011) Author: Raymond, Richard Pena Relating to civil actions against persons who file complaints with governmental agencies or quasi-governmental entities. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Referred to Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
HB 1386 82-0 (2011) Author: Coleman, Garnet | et. al.
Sponsor: Ellis, Rodney
Relating to the public health threat presented by youth suicide and the qualification of certain persons serving as marriage and family therapists in school districts. House: Public Health
Senate: Education
Effective immediately
HB 1666 82-0 (2011) Author: Castro, Joaquin | et. al.
Sponsor: Watson, Kirk
Relating to the prosecution of the offense of online impersonation. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
Effective on 9/1/11
HB 2343 82-0 (2011) Author: Coleman, Garnet | et. al. Relating to the creation of Asher's Law, the public health threat presented by youth suicide and to the prevention of associated discrimination, harassment, bullying, and cyberbullying. House: Public Health Referred to Public Health
SB 183 82-0 (2011) Author: Wentworth, Jeff Relating to placement of a student in a disciplinary alternative education program for certain harassing behavior directed at an educator. Senate: Education Referred to Education
SB 205 82-0 (2011) Author: Whitmire, John | et. al.
Sponsor: Thompson, Senfronia
Relating to school district policies to prohibit bullying, cyberbullying, harassment, and intimidation. House: Public Education
Senate: Education
Committee report sent to Calendars
SB 1329 82-0 (2011) Author: Watson, Kirk Relating to the prosecution of the offense of online harassment. Senate: Criminal Justice Referred to Criminal Justice
HB 547 81-0 (2009) Author: Raymond, Richard Relating to certain civil actions against persons who file complaints with governmental agencies or quasi-governmental entities. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
HB 936 81-0 (2009) Author: Dutton, Jr., Harold V. Relating to the prevention of harassment in public schools. House: Public Education Referred to Public Education
HB 1323 81-0 (2009) Author: Strama, Mark | et. al. Relating to bullying and harassment in public schools. House: Public Education Placed on General State Calendar
HB 1338 81-0 (2009) Author: Leibowitz, David Relating to certain civil actions against persons who file complaints with governmental agencies or quasi-governmental entities. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 1495 81-0 (2009) Author: King, Tracy Relating to the inclusion of public school employees in the group of persons protected from harassment in the public schools. House: Public Education Referred to Public Education
HB 2003 81-0 (2009) Author: McCall, Brian | et. al.
Sponsor: Watson, Kirk
Relating to the creation of the offense of online harassment. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
Effective on 9/1/09
HB 3746 81-0 (2009) Author: Coleman, Garnet | et. al. Relating to prevention of discrimination and harassment in public schools. House: Public Education Referred to Public Education
SB 1725 81-0 (2009) Author: West, Royce Relating to preventing bullying and harassment against public school students. Senate: Education Referred to Education
HB 833 80-0 (2007) Author: Dutton, Jr., Harold V. | et. al. Relating to the prevention of harassment in public schools. House: Public Education Placed on General State Calendar
HB 1089 80-0 (2007) Author: Raymond, Richard Relating to certain civil actions against persons who file complaints with governmental agencies or quasi-governmental entities. House: Civil Practices Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 1130 80-0 (2007) Author: Leibowitz, David Relating to civil actions against persons who file complaints with governmental agencies. House: Civil Practices Left pending in committee
HB 2517 80-0 (2007) Author: Davis, Yvonne Relating to damages for certain harassment by an employer. House: Economic Development Referred to Economic Development
HB 2527 80-0 (2007) Author: Coleman, Garnet | et. al. Relating to prevention of discrimination and harassment in public schools. House: Public Education Referred to Public Education
HCR 82 80-0 (2007) Author: Dutton, Jr., Harold V. Directing the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board to develop and implement policies and programs to be adopted by Texas universities that address the incidence of discrimination and harassment on campus. House: Higher Education Referred to Higher Education
HB 283 79-0 (2005) Author: Hope, Ruben | et. al.
Sponsor: Zaffirini, Judith
Relating to admission, assignment, and conduct of certain public school students. House: Public Education
Senate: Education
Effective immediately
HB 1095 79-0 (2005) Author: Menendez, Jose
Sponsor: Deuell, Bob
Relating to the offense of harassment by persons in certain correctional facilities and to creating the offense of harassment of public servant. House: Corrections
Senate: Criminal Justice
Effective on 9/1/05
HB 1242 79-0 (2005) Author: Hopson, Chuck Relating to the harassment of persons by individuals under arrest or detained by a peace officer; creating an offense. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
SB 816 79-0 (2005) Author: Deuell, Bob Relating to the offense of harassment by persons in certain correctional facilities and to creating the offense of harassment of public servant. Senate: Criminal Justice Left pending in committee
HB 274 78-0 (2003) Author: Keel, Terry | et. al.
Sponsor: Armbrister, Kenneth
Relating to the prosecution of the offense of harassment by persons in certain correctional and detention facilities. House: Corrections
Senate: Criminal Justice
Effective on 9/1/03
HB 852 78-0 (2003) Author: West, George | et. al. Relating to the punishment for the offense of harassment. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Subcommittee members named
HB 1562 78-0 (2003) Author: Merritt, Tommy Relating to applications for public information that are frivolous or filed for the purpose of harassment. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
SB 729 78-0 (2003) Author: Staples, Todd
Sponsor: Hopson, Chuck
Relating to the elements of the offense of harassment by persons in certain correctional facilities. House: Corrections
Senate: Criminal Justice
Effective on 9/1/03
HB 132 77-0 (2001) Author: Deshotel, Joe | et. al. Relating to the prosecution of the offense of harassment. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
HB 151 77-0 (2001) Author: Villarreal, Mike | et. al. Relating to the prosecution of the offense of harassment. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
SB 139 77-0 (2001) Author: Carona, John | et. al.
Sponsor: Deshotel, Joe | et. al.
Relating to the prosecution of and punishment for the offenses of harassment and stalking. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
Effective on 9/1/01
SB 340 77-0 (2001) Author: Haywood, Tom
Sponsor: Cook, Robert
Relating to the penalty for threats of violence against certain persons. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
Placed on General State Calendar
SB 1270 77-0 (2001) Author: Bernsen, David
Sponsor: Dunnam, Jim
Relating to the harassment of persons by individuals confined in certain juvenile detention or correctional facilities; providing penalties. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues
Senate: Criminal Justice
Placed on General State Calendar
HB 616 76-0 (1999) Author: Greenberg, Sherri | et. al. Relating to eligibility for unemployment compensation benefits for certain individuals who voluntarily leave their last work. House: Economic Development Considered in Calendars
HB 893 76-0 (1999) Author: Wilson, Ron Relating to prohibiting certain conduct by employees of institutions of higher education that may cause harm to students. House: Higher Education Left pending in committee
HB 1713 76-0 (1999) Author: Ellis, Dan | et. al.
Sponsor: Ogden, Steve
Relating to the harassment of persons by individuals imprisoned or confined in adult or juvenile correctional facilities; creating an offense. House: Corrections
Senate: Criminal Justice
Effective on 9/1/99
HB 1690 75-0 (1997) Author: Talton, Robert Relating to the prosecution of the offense of harassment. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
HB 2968 74-0 (1995) Author: Raymond, Richard Relating to harassment of persons making complaints with governmental agencies. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 773 73-0 (1993) Author: Danburg, Debra Relating to the creation of the offense of harassment, terroristic threat, and stalking, to conditions for release on bond for that offense, and to conditions for probation, parole, or release on mandatory supervision for a person convicted of that offense. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to subcommittee
HB 2024 73-0 (1993) Author: Alexander, Clyde
Sponsor: Sims, Bill
Relating to the offense of harassment of hunters, trappers, and fisherman. House: Agriculture & Wildlife Management
Senate: Natural Resources
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HB 1350 68-0 (1983) Author: Smith, Terral Relating to the offense of harassment. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Committee on Criminal Jurisprudence
HB 2028 68-0 (1983) Author: Burnett, Dick Relating to the offense of harassment. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Committee on Criminal Jurisprudence
HB 391 59-0 (1965) Author: Cowden, George M. | et. al. Relating to amending the Penal Code to provide that whoever uses any telephone in any manner with intent to harass, annoy, torment, abuse, threaten or intimidate another, except if such call be for a lawful business purpose, shall be guilty of a misdemeanor, and upon conviction shall be fined not less than One Hundred Dollars ($100.00) nor more than One Thousand Dollars ($1,000.00), or by imprisonment in the county jail for not less than one (1) month nor more than twelve (12) months, or by both such fine and imprisonment.
HB 543 55-0 (1957) Author: Pool, Joe Richard Relating to amending the Penal Code to provide that whoever uses any telephone in any manner with intent to harass, annoy, torment, abuse, threaten or intimidate another shall be guilty of a misdemeanor.
SB 391 55-0 (1957) Author: Parkhouse, George M. Relating to amending the Penal Code to provide that whoever uses any telephone in any manner with intent to harass, annoy, torment, abuse, threaten or intimidate another shall be guilty of a misdemeanor, and upon conviction shall be fined or imprisoned in the county jail or both.
SB 15 20-0 (1887) Relating to making it penal to use language or be guilty of conduct reasonably calculated to provoke a breach of the peace, and to prescribing the punishment therefor.

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