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HB 1706 85-0 (2017) Author: Swanson, Valoree Relating to the required vote by a presidential elector and related procedures. House: Elections Left pending in committee
HB 1735 85-0 (2017) Author: Faircloth, Wayne | et. al.
Sponsor: Huffman, Joan
Relating to election officers and practices; increasing a criminal penalty; creating a criminal offense. House: Elections
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/17
HB 2157 85-0 (2017) Author: Miller, Rick
Sponsor: Bettencourt, Paul
Relating to the requirements for a candidate's application or petition for a place on the ballot. House: Elections
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/17
HB 2270 85-0 (2017) Author: Paul, Dennis | et. al. Relating to the requirements of service and duties of certain election officers. House: Elections Left pending in committee
HB 3372 85-0 (2017) Author: Smithee, John Relating to the operation and administration of and practice in courts in the judicial branch of state government. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
HB 3643 85-0 (2017) Author: Swanson, Valoree Relating to the assistance of voters; increasing a penalty. House: Elections Committee report sent to Calendars
SB 657 85-0 (2017) Author: Zaffirini, Judith Relating to the filing of oaths of office and signed statements by certain judicial officers and judicial appointees with the secretary of state. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: State Affairs
Referred to Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
SB 1329 85-0 (2017) Author: Huffman, Joan
Sponsor: Smithee, John
Relating to the operation and administration of and practice in courts in the judicial branch of state government; increasing a fee. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: State Affairs
See remarks for effective date
HB 1598 84-0 (2015) Author: Miller, Doug
Sponsor: Menéndez, José
Relating to the Texas military forces oath of affirmation. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs
Senate: Veteran Affairs & Military Installations
Effective on 9/1/15
HB 1644 84-0 (2015) Author: Smithee, John Relating to the oath of a person admitted to practice law in the State of Texas. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Laid on the table subject to call
HB 1909 84-0 (2015) Author: Hunter, Todd Relating to the oath of a person admitted to practice law in the State of Texas. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Referred to Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
HB 3711 84-0 (2015) Author: Márquez, Marisa Relating to the administration of oaths and issuance of subpoenas in certain county or sheriff department employee grievance proceedings; creating a criminal offense. House: Urban Affairs Placed on General State Calendar
HB 4103 84-0 (2015) Author: Guillen, Ryan
Sponsor: Garcia, Sylvia
Relating to oaths and affirmations of certain judges of municipal courts. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: State Affairs
Vetoed by the Governor
SB 435 84-0 (2015) Author: Lucio, Jr., Eddie | et. al.
Sponsor: Coleman, Garnet
Relating to the powers and duties of a county treasurer. House: County Affairs
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Effective on 9/1/15
SB 534 84-0 (2015) Author: Watson, Kirk | et. al.
Sponsor: Smithee, John
Relating to the oath of a person admitted to practice law in the State of Texas. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: State Affairs
Effective immediately
SB 1681 84-0 (2015) Author: Huffines, Don Relating to police chiefs of certain municipalities. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 1329 83-0 (2013) Author: Márquez, Marisa Relating to the administration of oaths and issuance of subpoenas in an arbitration proceeding involving firefighters or police officers in certain political subdivisions; creating an offense. House: Urban Affairs Placed on General State Calendar
HB 2475 83-0 (2013) Author: Miller, Rick
Sponsor: Huffman, Joan
Relating to the oath taken by a person who assists a voter. House: Elections
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/13
HB 3174 83-0 (2013) Author: Bohac, Dwayne | et. al. Relating to the requirement that an applicant for a license to practice medicine recite the Hippocratic oath. House: Public Health Left pending in committee
HB 3752 83-0 (2013) Author: Farrar, Jessica Relating to the administration of oaths by a county treasurer. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Referred to Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
SB 1691 83-0 (2013) Author: Rodríguez, José Relating to the administration of oaths and issuance of subpoenas in an arbitration proceeding involving firefighters or police officers in certain political subdivisions. Senate: Intergovernmental Relations Committee report printed and distributed
HB 686 82-0 (2011) Author: Dutton, Jr., Harold V. Relating to the secrecy of grand jury proceedings. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
HB 2051 82-0 (2011) Author: Peña, Aaron | et. al. Relating to the oath taken by a person who assists a voter. House: Elections Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 3674 82-0 (2011) Author: Eiland, Craig
Sponsor: Duncan, Robert
Relating to the use of an unsworn declaration. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on 9/1/11
HB 3788 82-0 (2011) Author: Marquez, Marisa
Sponsor: Davis, Wendy
Relating to the authority of a county civil service commission to administer oaths and issue subpoenas; providing a penalty. House: County Affairs
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Effective immediately
HB 296 81-0 (2009) Author: Dutton, Jr., Harold V. Relating to the secrecy of grand jury proceedings. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Left pending in subcommittee
HB 1285 81-0 (2009) Author: Eiland, Craig | et. al.
Sponsor: Huffman, Joan
Relating to persons authorized to administer an oath in this state. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective immediately
HB 728 80-0 (2007) Author: Smithee, John Relating to the use of unsworn declarations and certifications. House: Civil Practices Left pending in committee
HB 1034 80-0 (2007) Author: Riddle, Debbie | et. al.
Sponsor: Patrick, Dan
Relating to the pledge of allegiance to the state flag. House: Culture, Recreation, & Tourism
Senate: State Affairs
Effective immediately
SB 343 80-0 (2007) Author: Carona, John
Sponsor: Alonzo, Roberto
Relating to the oath taken by witnesses appearing before a grand jury. House: Judiciary
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on 9/1/07
SB 397 80-0 (2007) Author: Harris, Chris
Sponsor: Goolsby, Tony
Relating to the administration of an oath in this state. House: Judiciary
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective immediately
HB 1375 79-0 (2005) Author: Jones, Jesse Relating to the manner of administering oaths for certain electronically transmitted documents in justice or municipal court. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
HB 2550 79-0 (2005) Author: Smithee, John Relating to the use of unsworn declarations and certifications. House: Civil Practices Left pending in committee
HB 1609 78-0 (2003) Author: Riddle, Debbie
Sponsor: Ellis, Rodney
Relating to administration of certain oaths by an employee of a personal bond office. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
Effective immediately
SB 322 78-0 (2003) Author: Armbrister, Kenneth
Sponsor: Morrison, Geanie
Relating to persons who may administer oaths in Texas. House: Judicial Affairs
Senate: State Affairs
Effective immediately
HB 451 77-0 (2001) Author: Talton, Robert
Sponsor: Brown, J. E.
Relating to an employee of a personal bond office administering oaths to or taking an acknowledgment or proof of a written instrument from personal bond applicants. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective immediately
HB 1766 77-0 (2001) Author: Turner, Bob
Sponsor: Ellis, Rodney
Relating to administration of oaths in Texas. House: Judicial Affairs
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on 9/1/01
HB 1868 77-0 (2001) Author: Talton, Robert Relating to authorizing the attorney general to administer oaths. House: Judicial Affairs Referred to Judicial Affairs
SB 629 77-0 (2001) Author: Staples, Todd Relating to authorizing the attorney general to administer oaths. House: Judicial Affairs
Senate: State Affairs
Left pending in committee
HB 57 76-0 (1999) Author: Cuellar, Henry
Sponsor: Zaffirini, Judith
Relating to persons authorized to administer oaths made in Texas. House: Judicial Affairs
Senate: State Affairs
Effective in 90 days -- 8/30/99
HB 243 76-0 (1999) Author: West, George
Sponsor: Gallegos, Jr., Mario
Relating to authorizing peace officers to administer certain oaths. House: Public Safety
Senate: Criminal Justice
Effective immediately
HB 830 76-0 (1999) Author: Talton, Robert Relating to an employee of a personal bond office administering oaths to or taking an acknowledgment or proof of a written instrument from personal bond applicants. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
HB 1031 76-0 (1999) Author: Hunter, Bob
Sponsor: Ellis, Rodney
Relating to the filing of sworn statements prescribed by the constitution for public office and made by the directors of certain special districts. House: Natural Resources
Senate: State Affairs
Effective in 90 days -- 8/30/99
HB 1167 76-0 (1999) Author: Thompson, Senfronia
Sponsor: Ellis, Rodney
Relating to an employee of a personal bond office administering oaths to or taking an acknowledgment or proof of a written instrument from personal bond applicants. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Jurisprudence
Left pending in committee
HB 1274 76-0 (1999) Author: Tillery, Dale
Sponsor: Carona, John
Relating to the administration of oaths in this state by certain judges and clerks. House: Judicial Affairs
Senate: State Affairs
Effective immediately
HB 1913 76-0 (1999) Author: Cuellar, Henry Relating to the appointment of deputy constables. House: County Affairs Left pending in committee
SB 798 76-0 (1999) Author: Ellis, Rodney Relating to an employee of a personal bond office administering oaths to or taking an acknowledgment or proof of a written instrument from personal bond applicants. Senate: Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
HB 2535 70-0 (1987) Author: Smith, Richard
Sponsor: Montford, John
Relating to authorizing members of the legislature to administer an oath of office. House: State Affairs
Senate: State Affairs
Effective immediately
SB 1039 70-0 (1987) Author: Krier, Cynthia Relating to the manner in which the constitutional oath of office is taken. Senate: State Affairs No action taken in committee
SB 95 68-0 (1983) Author: Blake, Roy
Sponsor: Bomer, Elton
Relating to the authority of the lieutenant governor and the speaker of the house of representatives to administer oaths, affidavits, and affirmations and to give a certificate of the fact. House: State Affairs
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on . . . . . . . . . .
SB 547 67-0 (1981) Author: Ogg, Jack
Sponsor: Gaston, Frank
Relating to the authority of certain employees of the secretary of state to administer and certify oaths. House: Elections
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on . . . . . . . . . .
SB 1187 67-0 (1981) Author: Glasgow, Bob
Sponsor: Whitmire, John
Relating to the oath and acceptance of office of directors of state banks. House: Financial Institutions
Senate: Economic Development
Effective on . . . . . . . . . .
HB 2260 66-0 (1979) Author: Green, Gene Relating to the oath for court reporters. House: Judicial Affairs Referred to Committee on Judicial Affairs
HB 199 64-0 (1975) Author: McDonald, Felix
Sponsor: Longoria, Raul
Relating to oaths, affidavits, and affirmations made by the husband or wife of a member of the Armed Forces of the United States or any auxiliary thereto. House: State Affairs
Senate: State Affairs
Effective in 90 days
HJR 89 64-0 (1975) Author: Cartlidge, Tom Relating to shortening the oath of office for certain state officials. House: Constitutional Revision Referred to Committee on Constitutional Revision
SB 533 62-0 (1971) Author: Herring, Charles
Sponsor: Cavness, Don
Relating to authorizing the Secretary of State of Texas to administer oaths, affidavits, and affirmations.
HB 986 57-0 (1961) Author: Struve, Joseph Daniel | et. al. Relating to amending a certain Act relating to the filing of oaths with the registrar or president of any State-supported college or university as a prerequisite to registration.
HB 789 56-0 (1959) Author: Wheeler, Bob Relating to repealing certain statutes relating to loyalty oaths to be filed by students and employees of State-supported colleges and universities.
SB 337 55-0 (1957) Author: Herring, Charles Relating to false statements made or purporting to be made under oath in any matter, and to false, fraudulent or deceitful concealments, statements, representations or documents in matters within the jurisdiction of any department or agency of the State or of a political subdivision of the State.
HJR 46 54-0 (1955) Author: Jackson, James Horace Proposing an Amendment to Article XVI, Section 1, of the Constitution of the State of Texas, changing the form of the oath of office to include appointive officers of the State.
HB 21 53-0 (1953) Author: Bell, Marshall O. | et. al. Relating to providing that no funds of the State of Texas shall be paid to any person as salary or other compensation for personal services unless and until such person files the oath or affirmation required by this Act.
HB 698 52-0 (1951) Author: Etheredge, Jr., M. B. Relating to amending certain acts so as to provide for the preservation and disposition of oaths, affidavits, or affirmations filed, required of persons in attendance at or employed by State supported Universities and colleges.
HB 601 51-0 (1949) Author: Reed, William Otey | et. al. Relating to amending a previous Act, providing that no person shall have his name appear upon an official ballot as a candidate at a general election, primary election or a special election unless and until he shall file a loyalty affidavit with the same person with whom the law requires him to file his application for a place on the ballot as a candidate for office at a general, primary, or special election; providing for a saving clause; providing this Act shall repeal all laws or parts of laws in conflict herewith.
HB 747 51-0 (1949) Author: Crosthwait, John L. | et. al. Relating to making it unlawful for any person to enter or enroll in any State University or State College without first signing a statement that he is not a member of the Communist, Facist, or Nazi Party; providing a penalty; fixing an operative date for this Act; repealing all laws in conflict herewith.
HB 837 51-0 (1949) Author: Hanna, Sam C. | et. al. Relating to regulating and providing safeguards in the employment and admission of persons in State-supported universities and colleges; to provide for an oath; to provide for the expulsion or dismissal of certain students and employees under certain conditions; providing for appeal.
HB 2 50-0 (1947) Author: Gilmer, Claud Henry Relating to amending a previous Act, authorizing judges, clerks, and commissioners of courts of record within this State to administer oaths, affidavits, and affirmations.
HB 151 50-0 (1947) Author: Crosthwait, John L. | et. al. Relating to requiring every person now or hereafter employed by the State or any municipality or other subdivision, and every person receiving pay from any public funds before receiving any salary wages or other compensation, to take a certain pledge; making it a misdemeanor to violate said pledge and fixing the punishment therefor and for the discharge of such employee violating said pledge.
HB 98 49-0 (1945) Author: Hoyo, John C. Relating to amending certain Statutes so as to allow oaths, affidavits or affirmations of members of the Armed forces of the United States, without the territorial confines of the forty-eight States and the District of Columbia, to be administered by any commissioned officer in the Armed Forces.
HB 102 49-0 (1945) Author: Davis, Jr., Harry L. Relating to amending certain Statutes to allow any commissioned officer in the Armed Forces of the United States of America, or the Auxiliaries thereof, or any Commissioned Officer in the Armed Force Reserve of the United States of America, or any Auxiliary thereto outside of the United States to administer oaths, affidavits or affirmations to any members of the Armed Forces of the United States, or any Auxiliary thereof without the territorial confines of the United States, and to give a certificate of the fact.
HB 179 49-0 (1945) Author: Walker, David B. | et. al. Relating to amending Statutes relating to the acknowledgment or proof of an instrument of writing for record.
HB 518 49-0 (1945) Author: Davis, Jr., Harry L. Relating to amending the Code of Criminal Procedure relating to the authority of district and county attorneys to administer oaths when taking criminal complaints so as to authorize said officers to administer oaths whenever necessary in the performance of their official duties.
SB 262 49-0 (1945) Author: Sulak, Louis J. Relating to amending certain Acts by fixing the authority and duties of assessors and collectors of taxes in counties having a population of more than 395,000, etc.
HB 477 48-0 (1943) Author: Goodman, James H. | et. al. Relating to amending Statutes so as to provide that officers of the Veterans' State service shall be authorized to administer oaths for general purposes.
SB 280 44-0 (1935) Relating to authorizing the Assessor and Collector of Taxes, Sheriff, or the Sheriff and Assessor and Collector of Taxes, to administer all oaths necessary for the discharge of the duties to their respective offices, and administer all oaths necessary in the transaction of the business of their respective offices.
SB 541 42-0 (1931) Author: Woodward, Walter Calisto Relating to the oath and bond of sheriff's so as to provide that sheriffs and their deputies shall not be responsible on their official bonds or personally because of having received or confined any prisoner delivered to them by a State Ranger.
SB 107 41-0 (1929) Author: Woodul, Sr., Walter Frank Relating to authorizing County Clerk to issue marriage licenses and administer oaths.
SB 108 41-0 (1929) Author: Woodul, Sr., Walter Frank Relating to authorizing the District Clerk to administer oaths, etc.
HJR 17 36-0 (1919) Author: Murphy, Sr., Charles Alfred | et. al. Proposing an amendment to Section 1, Article XVI of the Constitution of the State of Texas; providing the oath of office to be taken by all members of the Legislature and all officers before they enter upon the duties of their office.
HJR 21 36-0 (1919) Author: Black, William A. | et. al. Proposing an amendment to Section 4 of Article 16 of the Constitution of the State of Texas to provide that any citizen of this State after the adoption of this amendment, who shall participate in any mob that takes the life of any person, or who shall aid, abet or assist such mob, shall be deprived of the right of suffrage and from holding any office of trust or profit under this State; and providing that members of the Legislature and all officers before they enter upon the duties of their office shall in addition to the oath prescribe by Section 1 of this Article take an oath that they have not since the adoption of this provision participated in any mob that takes the life of any person, nor aided, abetted, or in any manner assisted such mob.
SB 367 36-0 (1919) Author: Floyd, Charles Richard Relating to fixing a uniform date on which county and precinct officers shall qualify and take over the duties of their respective office following their election. Senate: Counties and County Boundaries
SB 399 36-0 (1919) Author: Witt, Edgar E. Relating to providing who have the power to administer oaths for the purposes of the administration of military justice and for other purposes of military administration; providing that same,in foreign places where the army may be serving shall have the general powers of a notary public or of a consul of the United States in the administration of oaths, the execution and acknowledgment of legal instruments, the attestation of documents, and all other form of notarial acts to be executed by persons subject to military law. Senate: Military Affairs
SJR 16 36-0 (1919) Author: Dean, William Luther Proposing an amendment relating to oath of office.
SB 21 20-0 (1887) Relating to the administration of affidavits, oaths, and affirmations.
SB 10 19-0 (1885) Relating to amending article 4, title 2 of the Revised Statutes.

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