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[  Session(s): all  Chamber =  Both  Bill Type = all    Subjects =  LITTER ]

Select bill Bill Session Author & Sponsor Caption Committees Last action
HB 1437 85-0 (2017) Author: Wu, Gene Relating to the use of funding in local initiative projects for litter reduction. House: Environmental Regulation Left pending in committee
HB 1884 85-0 (2017) Author: Anderson, Charles "Doc"
Sponsor: Kolkhorst, Lois
Relating to the penalties for certain littering offenses. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
Effective on 9/1/17
HB 2140 85-0 (2017) Author: Guillen, Ryan Relating to the creation of an advisory panel to study and compile a report on best management practices and funding mechanisms for the prevention, mitigation, and abatement of windblown and waterborne litter and illegal dumping in communities. House: Environmental Regulation Left pending in committee
HB 3085 85-0 (2017) Author: Keough, Mark Relating to a study by the Geo-Technology Research Institute on the monitoring, prevention, and removal of floating trash. House: Environmental Regulation
Senate: Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs
Referred to Agriculture, Water, & Rural Affairs
SB 2158 85-0 (2017) Author: Zaffirini, Judith Relating to the requirements for a mass gathering or outdoor music festival permit. Senate: Intergovernmental Relations Referred to Intergovernmental Relations
HB 218 82-0 (2011) Author: Gallego, Pete
Sponsor: Uresti, Carlos
Relating to possessing a glass container within the boundaries of certain riverbeds; providing criminal penalties. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective on 9/1/11
HB 810 81-0 (2009) Author: Gallego, Pete Relating to possessing a glass container within the boundaries of certain riverbeds; providing criminal penalties. House: Culture, Recreation & Tourism Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 2624 81-0 (2009) Author: Miller, Doug Relating to the allocation of revenue from the state hotel tax for certain purposes in certain municipalities. House: Ways & Means Left pending in committee
SB 1959 81-0 (2009) Author: Wentworth, Jeff Relating to the allocation of revenue from the state hotel tax for certain purposes in certain municipalities. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Economic Development
Referred to Ways & Means
HB 450 80-0 (2007) Author: Gallego, Pete Relating to possessing a glass container within the boundaries of certain riverbeds; providing criminal penalties. House: Culture, Recreation, & Tourism Considered in Calendars
HB 1021 78-0 (2003) Author: Villarreal, Mike Relating to illegal dumping on railroad rights-of-way; creating a penalty. House: Environmental Regulation No action taken in committee
HB 2514 78-0 (2003) Author: Canales, Gabi Relating to the penalty for littering. House: Environmental Regulation Left pending in committee
HB 631 77-0 (2001) Author: Turner, Sylvester
Sponsor: Whitmire, John
Relating to fines for illegal dumping. House: Environmental Regulation
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective on 9/1/01
HB 2363 77-0 (2001) Author: Lewis, Ron Relating to the control and abatement of illegal dumping; providing penalties. House: Environmental Regulation Referred to Environmental Regulation
SB 906 77-0 (2001) Author: Shapleigh, Eliot | et. al.
Sponsor: Najera, Manny
Relating to penalties and fees for illegal dumping. House: Environmental Regulation
Senate: Natural Resources
Placed on General State Calendar
SB 777 76-0 (1999) Author: Bernsen, David
Sponsor: Sadler, Paul
Relating to the regulation of driver training courses. House: Public Education
Senate: Education
Effective immediately
HB 160 74-0 (1995) Author: Kamel, Ted | et. al.
Sponsor: Ratliff, Bill
Relating to the regulation of litter by counties. House: County Affairs
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Effective immediately
HB 1694 74-0 (1995) Author: Torres, Gerard Relating to litter abatement of self-generated litter. House: Environmental Regulation Left pending in committee
SB 1147 74-0 (1995) Author: Lucio, Jr., Eddie Relating to the application of litter abatement regulations to self-generated litter. House: Environmental Regulation
Senate: Natural Resources
Referred to Environmental Regulation
HB 268 73-0 (1993) Author: Maxey, Glen Relating to control of litter near a landfill. House: Environmental Regulation Left pending in committee
HB 2106 73-0 (1993) Author: Wilson, Ron Relating to the penalties for certain traffic, vehicle weight, and littering violations. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
HB 2197 73-0 (1993) Author: Brimer, Kim Relating to the enactment by counties with a population of over 1,000,000 of regulations governing litter disposal and removal of illegally dumped litter from private property. House: County Affairs Left pending in committee
SB 1285 73-0 (1993) Author: Ellis, Rodney
Sponsor: Wilson, Ron
Relating to the regulation of litter disposal in certain counties and the forfeiture of certain property used in violations of the Texas Litter Abatement Act. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Effective on 9/1/93
HB 586 71-0 (1989) Author: Garcia, Orlando Relating to a presumption concerning certain offenses under the Texas Litter Abatement Act. House: Environmental Affairs Referred to subcommittee
HB 717 70-0 (1987) Author: Polumbo, Anthony
Sponsor: Green, Gene
Relating to penalties for dumping refuse on or near a Texas highway. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
Effective on 9/1/87
SB 920 70-0 (1987) Author: Tejeda, Frank
Sponsor: Gibson, Bruce
Relating to the jurisdiction of municipal courts to enforce certain municipal ordinances and to the creation of the offense of illegal dumping; providing penalties. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on 9/1/87
HB 2000 69-0 (1985) Author: Colbert, Paul Relating to requiring persons who commit certain litter offenses to work cleaning up litter; providing penalties. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to subcommittee
SB 858 69-0 (1985) Author: Sarpalius, Bill
Sponsor: Whaley, Foster
Relating to litter abatement; providing penalties. House: Environmental Affairs
Senate: State Affairs
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SB 859 69-0 (1985) Author: Sarpalius, Bill Relating to rewards for reporting littering on or near public highways. Senate: State Affairs Testimony taken in committee
SB 1302 69-0 (1985) Author: Truan, Carlos
Sponsor: Roberts, Ted
Relating to the liability of the operator of a boat or motor vehicle for litter offenses; providing a penalty. House: Environmental Affairs
Senate: Jurisprudence
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SB 1303 69-0 (1985) Author: Truan, Carlos
Sponsor: Roberts, Ted
Relating to civil and criminal penalties for commission of certain litter offenses. House: Environmental Affairs
Senate: Jurisprudence
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SCR 97 69-0 (1985) Author: Truan, Carlos
Sponsor: Oliveira, René
Requesting assistance of the U.S. Coast Guard in policing offshore rig and shipping operations for dumping litter. House: Environmental Affairs
Senate: Natural Resources
Signed by the Governor
HB 1953 68-0 (1983) Author: Craddick, Tom
Sponsor: Traeger, John
Relating to conforming the Texas Litter Abatement Act and related statutes to legislation passed by the 67th Legislature. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
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HB 1229 67-0 (1981) Author: Bock II, Bennie Relating to litter abatement and recycling. House: Environmental Affairs Referred to subcommittee
HB 1529 67-0 (1981) Author: Bock II, Bennie
Sponsor: Farabee, Ray
Relating to the regulation of litter. House: Environmental Affairs
Senate: State Affairs
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HB 1586 63-0 (1973) Author: Kubiak, Dan Relating to the penalty for littering; amending Section 3, Chapter 53, Acts of the 40th Legislature, 1st Called Session, 1927, as amended Article 696a, Vernon's Texas Penal Code), and Section 1, Chapter 366, Acts of the 62nd Legislature, Regular Session, 1971 (Article 696a-1, Vernon's Texas Penal Code); and declaring an emergency. House: Environmental Affairs Amended in committee
HB 1366 62-0 (1971) Author: McKissack, Dick Relating to providing for a Model Litter Control Act.
HCR 6 62-0 (1971) Author: Hannah, John H. Urging the Texas Department of Public Safety to be more diligent in enforcing the littering laws of the state.
HCR 75 62-0 (1971) Author: Rodriguez, Lindsey | et. al. Concerning enforcement of antilitter laws.
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 88 58-0 (1963) Author: Lattimore, James Loy | et. al. Relating to providing a maximum speed limit in county parks situated in a county that borders on the Gulf of Mexico and prohibiting the littering of such county parks; excluding beaches from the applicability of such provisions; providing a penalty for violations.
HB 92 58-0 (1963) Author: Lattimore, James Loy | et. al. Relating to authorizing the Commissioners Court of any county bordering on the Gulf of Mexico or the tidewater limits thereof to regulate the speed of motor vehicles on beaches which are open and accessible to the public, and also to prohibit the littering of such beaches.
HB 691 58-0 (1963) Author: Cain, Pat Relating to excepting refuse, garbage, rubbish or junk processed and treated in accordance with rules and standards promulgated by the State Department of Health from those provisions making it unlawful to dump, deposit, or leave refuse, garbage, rubbish or junk within three hundred (300) yards of any public highway.
SB 40 58-0 (1963) Author: Reagan, Bruce A. Relating to authorizing the commissioners court of any county bordering on the Gulf of Mexico or the tidewater limits thereof to regulate the speed, parking and travel of motor vehicles on beaches which are open and accessible to the public, and also to prohibit the littering of such beaches; authorizing such commissioners courts to provide penalties for violations of these regulations.
SB 25 56-2 (1959) Author: Hudson, Hubert R. | et. al. Relating to granting authority to the Commissioners Court of certain counties to regulate motor vehicular traffic and littering on Mustang and Padre Islands and all public beaches.

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