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Select bill Bill Session Author & Sponsor Caption Committees Last action
HB 514 85-0 (2017) Author: Simmons, Ron | et. al. Relating to the authority of certain personal protection officers to carry certain weapons. House: Homeland Security & Public Safety Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 659 85-0 (2017) Author: Villalba, Jason Relating to the employment of a commissioned security officer by a religious organization. House: Homeland Security & Public Safety Left pending in committee
HB 981 85-0 (2017) Author: Wray, John | et. al. Relating to the carrying of handguns by and an exemption from application of the Private Security Act of certain persons who provide security services on a volunteer basis at an established place of religious worship. House: Homeland Security & Public Safety Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 1777 85-0 (2017) Author: Dale, Tony Relating to certain authorizations or approvals issued by the Texas Private Security Board. House: Homeland Security & Public Safety Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 1778 85-0 (2017) Author: Dale, Tony Relating to the expiration of certain security officer commissions. House: Homeland Security & Public Safety Referred to Homeland Security & Public Safety
HB 1781 85-0 (2017) Author: Dale, Tony Relating to the handgun proficiency examination required for a security officer commission. House: Homeland Security & Public Safety Referred to Homeland Security & Public Safety
HB 2430 85-0 (2017) Author: Goldman, Craig | et. al. Relating to requirements for the use of an insignia or design by guard companies under the Private Security Act. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Returned to Calendars Committee
HB 3115 85-0 (2017) Author: Simmons, Ron Relating to the administration and enforcement of the Private Security Act. House: Homeland Security & Public Safety Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 3431 85-0 (2017) Author: Gooden, Lance Relating to training for peace officers on enforcing the Private Security Act. House: Homeland Security & Public Safety Referred to Homeland Security & Public Safety
HB 2018 84-0 (2015) Author: Schaefer, Matt Relating to guard dog companies and abolishing the regulation of guard dog trainers. House: Homeland Security & Public Safety Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 2161 84-0 (2015) Author: Simmons, Ron Relating to the regulation of certain private security companies and occupations; expanding the applicability of an occupational license. House: Homeland Security & Public Safety Placed on General State Calendar
HB 2713 84-0 (2015) Author: Goldman, Craig Relating to abolishing the regulation of guard dog trainers. House: Homeland Security & Public Safety No action taken in committee
HB 2899 84-0 (2015) Author: Parker, Tan Relating to restrictions on branch office licenses and employees under the Private Security Act. House: Homeland Security & Public Safety Left pending in committee
HB 3553 84-0 (2015) Author: Keffer, Jim Relating to the definition of peace officer for purposes of intercepting or collecting information in relation to certain communications in an investigation of criminal conduct. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 4030 84-0 (2015) Author: Dale, Tony
Sponsor: Huffman, Joan
Relating to applications for and certain information regarding an applicant for registration or endorsement under the Private Security Act. House: Homeland Security & Public Safety
Senate: Criminal Justice
Effective on 9/1/15
HB 75 83-0 (2013) Author: Fletcher, Allen | et. al. Relating to the regulation of certain private security companies and occupations. House: Homeland Security & Public Safety Statement(s) of vote recorded in Journal
HB 988 83-0 (2013) Author: Fletcher, Allen | et. al.
Sponsor: Estes, Craig
Relating to the definition of a lock for purposes of the regulation of certain private security companies and occupations. House: Homeland Security & Public Safety
Senate: Agriculture, Rural Affairs & Homeland Security
Left pending in committee
HB 2135 83-0 (2013) Author: Cortez, Philip
Sponsor: Rodríguez, José | et. al.
Relating to waivers and grants of credit for the requirements to obtain certain private security licenses to individuals who hold security credentials from the United States armed forces. House: Homeland Security & Public Safety
Senate: Veteran Affairs & Military Installations
Effective on 9/1/13
HB 3433 83-0 (2013) Author: Fletcher, Allen
Sponsor: Estes, Craig
Relating to the regulation of certain private security companies and occupations; creating an offense. House: Homeland Security & Public Safety
Senate: Agriculture, Rural Affairs & Homeland Security
Effective immediately
HB 1867 82-0 (2011) Author: Fletcher, Allen Relating to the regulation of certain private security companies and occupations. House: Homeland Security & Public Safety Reported favorably as substituted
HB 2528 82-0 (2011) Author: Harper-Brown, Linda Relating to restrictions on private investigators' and security officers' use of vehicles that mimic law enforcement vehicles. House: Homeland Security & Public Safety Left pending in committee
SB 1400 82-0 (2011) Author: Patrick, Dan
Sponsor: Fletcher, Allen
Relating to the regulation of certain private security companies and occupations. House: Homeland Security & Public Safety
Senate: Business & Commerce
Placed on General State Calendar
SB 1600 82-0 (2011) Author: Whitmire, John
Sponsor: King, Phil | et. al.
Relating to the registration of peace officers as private security officers. House: Homeland Security & Public Safety
Senate: Criminal Justice
Effective immediately
HB 80 82-1 (2011) Author: Harper-Brown, Linda Relating to restrictions on certain private security companies' use of vehicles that mimic law enforcement vehicles. House: Homeland Security & Public Safety Referred to Homeland Security & Public Safety
HB 1491 81-0 (2009) Author: Driver, Joe Relating to exemption from application of the Private Security Act of certain peace officers employed by a law enforcement agency. House: Public Safety Placed on General State Calendar
HB 1846 81-0 (2009) Author: Lucio III, Eddie Relating to a person who is entitled to claim a lien on certain assets. House: Business & Industry Left pending in subcommittee
HB 2286 81-0 (2009) Author: Driver, Joe Relating to the regulation of the business of private security. House: Public Safety Placed on General State Calendar
HB 2287 81-0 (2009) Author: Driver, Joe Relating to the regulation of investigations companies and the performance of investigative services. House: Public Safety Placed on General State Calendar
HB 3147 81-0 (2009) Author: Smith, Todd | et. al.
Sponsor: Seliger, Kel
Relating to taking or attempting to take a weapon from a commissioned security officer. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
Effective on 9/1/09
HB 3508 81-0 (2009) Author: Guillen, Ryan Relating to the issuance of specialty license plates for certain private security officers. House: Public Safety Left pending in committee
HB 4137 81-0 (2009) Author: Frost, Stephen Relating to licensing requirements for persons who sell, install, service, monitor or respond to certain camera systems. House: Public Safety Reported favorably as substituted
HB 4282 81-0 (2009) Author: King, Susan Relating to exemptions from the requirement to hold an investigations company license. House: Public Safety Left pending in committee
SB 1244 81-0 (2009) Author: Carona, John
Sponsor: Driver, Joe
Relating to the regulation of investigations companies and the performance of investigative services. House: Public Safety
Senate: Business & Commerce
Placed on General State Calendar
SB 1245 81-0 (2009) Author: Carona, John
Sponsor: Driver, Joe
Relating to the regulation of the business of private security. House: Public Safety
Senate: Business & Commerce
Placed on General State Calendar
SB 2436 81-0 (2009) Author: Uresti, Carlos Relating to exemption from application of the Private Security Act of certain peace officers employed by a law enforcement agency. Senate: Criminal Justice Referred to Criminal Justice
HB 1423 80-0 (2007) Author: Driver, Joe
Sponsor: Hegar, Glenn
Relating to exemption from application of the Private Security Act of certain peace officers employed by a law enforcement agency. House: Law Enforcement
Senate: Criminal Justice
Removed from local & uncontested calendar
HB 2101 80-0 (2007) Author: Haggerty, Pat
Sponsor: Jackson, Mike
Relating to the authority of a commissioned security officer to carry certain weapons. House: Law Enforcement
Senate: Criminal Justice
Effective on 9/1/07
HB 2258 80-0 (2007) Author: Frost, Stephen Relating to the regulation of a private business providing security services by a political subdivision of this state. House: Law Enforcement Laid on the table subject to call
HB 2813 80-0 (2007) Author: Hughes, Bryan Relating to the authority of investigators employed by the Commission on Law Enforcement Officer Standards and Education. House: Law Enforcement Placed on General State Calendar
HB 2833 80-0 (2007) Author: Driver, Joe
Sponsor: Seliger, Kel
Relating to the licensing and regulation of certain private security services. House: Law Enforcement
Senate: Criminal Justice
Effective on 9/1/07
HB 3203 80-0 (2007) Author: Naishtat, Elliott Relating to regulation of certain private security services. House: Law Enforcement Referred to Law Enforcement
HR 2863 80-0 (2007) Author: Driver, Joe Suspending limitations on conference committee jurisdiction, H.B. No. 2833. Reported enrolled
SB 949 80-0 (2007) Author: Hegar, Glenn
Sponsor: Frost, Stephen
Relating to the regulation of a private business providing security services by a political subdivision of this state. House: Law Enforcement
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective immediately
SB 1707 80-0 (2007) Author: Lucio, Jr., Eddie Relating to civil liability for persons performing certain investigative services without a required license. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SB 1712 80-0 (2007) Author: Hegar, Glenn Relating to exemption from application of the Private Security Act of certain peace officers employed by a sheriff's department. Senate: Criminal Justice Referred to Criminal Justice
SR 1180 80-0 (2007) Author: Seliger, Kel Suspending limitations on conference committee jurisdiction, H.B. No. 2833. Reported enrolled
HB 246 79-0 (2005) Author: Goolsby, Tony Relating to the establishment of a special police force or neighborhood police department. House: Law Enforcement Referred to Law Enforcement
HB 808 79-0 (2005) Author: Driver, Joe
Sponsor: Brimer, Kim
Relating to exempting an accountant from regulation as a private investigator. House: Law Enforcement
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective immediately
HB 1132 79-0 (2005) Author: Haggerty, Pat
Sponsor: Averitt, Kip
Relating to the regulation of and rights of private security personnel. House: Insurance
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective on 9/1/05
HB 1393 79-0 (2005) Author: Flores, Kino | et. al.
Sponsor: Shapiro, Florence
Relating to the regulation of certain investigators by the Texas Private Security Board. House: Licensing & Administrative Procedures
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective on 9/1/05
HB 2725 79-0 (2005) Author: Flores, Kino Relating to the maintenance of a registry of certain voluntarily provided information by the Texas Infrastructure Protection Communications Center. House: Defense Affairs & State-Federal Relations Referred to Defense Affairs & State-Fed Rel
HB 3140 79-0 (2005) Author: Hughes, Bryan
Sponsor: Armbrister, Kenneth
Relating to exemption of certain electronic access control device or alarm system manufacturers or providers from private security regulation. House: Law Enforcement
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective immediately
SB 568 79-0 (2005) Author: Deuell, Bob
Sponsor: Truitt, Vicki
Relating to private security and personal emergency response system providers; providing penalties. House: Public Health
Senate: Health & Human Services
Effective on 9/1/05
SB 622 79-0 (2005) Author: Shapiro, Florence Relating to the regulation of certain investigators by the Texas Private Security Board. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SB 1364 79-0 (2005) Author: Armbrister, Kenneth Relating to exemption of certain electronic access control device providers from private security regulation. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SCR 42 79-0 (2005) Author: Deuell, Bob
Sponsor: Truitt, Vicki
Instructing the enrolling clerk of the Senate to make technical corrections to S.B. No. 568. Signed by the Governor
HB 220 78-0 (2003) Author: Hupp, Suzanna Relating to the confidentiality of certain records maintained by the Department of Public Safety regarding persons licensed to carry a concealed handgun. House: Law Enforcement
Senate: Criminal Justice
Referred to Criminal Justice
HB 1041 78-0 (2003) Author: Noriega, Rick Relating to a peace officer employed in the field of private security. House: Law Enforcement Referred to Law Enforcement
HB 1220 78-0 (2003) Author: Haggerty, Pat Relating to the establishment of an offense for failing to return to an employer items that may be used to impersonate a security officer. House: Law Enforcement Left pending in committee
HB 1769 78-0 (2003) Author: Driver, Joe
Sponsor: Shapiro, Florence
Relating to occupations regulated by the Texas Commission on Private Security. House: Government Reform
Senate: Criminal Justice
Effective on 9/1/03
HB 2079 78-0 (2003) Author: Driver, Joe Relating to the regulation of certain activities associated with providing private security. House: Law Enforcement Comm. report sent to Local & Consent Calendar
HB 2601 78-0 (2003) Author: Miller, Sid Relating to security personnel at commercial nuclear power plants. House: Defense Affairs and State-Federal Relations Postponed
SB 885 78-0 (2003) Author: Van de Putte, Leticia Relating to the carrying of weapons by peace officers and by special investigators. Senate: Criminal Justice Referred to Criminal Justice
SB 943 78-0 (2003) Author: Williams, Tommy
Sponsor: Madden, Jerry
Relating to an exemption from the private security law for persons who furnish certain information regarding a business or governmental entity. House: Law Enforcement
Senate: Business & Commerce
Placed on General State Calendar
SB 1252 78-0 (2003) Author: Armbrister, Kenneth
Sponsor: Driver, Joe
Relating to the regulation of certain activities associated with providing private security. House: Law Enforcement
Senate: Criminal Justice
See remarks for effective date
SB 1517 78-0 (2003) Author: Armbrister, Kenneth
Sponsor: Miller, Sid
Relating to authority of security personnel at commercial nuclear power plants. House: Defense Affairs and State-Federal Relations
Senate: Infrastructure Development and Security
Effective immediately
HB 38 78-1 (2003) Author: Madden, Jerry Relating to an exemption from the private security law for persons who furnish certain information regarding a business or governmental entity. House: Law Enforcement Referred to Law Enforcement
HB 207 77-0 (2001) Author: Longoria, John | et. al. Relating to the exemption of certain peace officers from regulation under the Private Security Act. House: Public Safety Left pending in committee
HB 232 77-0 (2001) Author: Hawley, Judy | et. al.
Sponsor: Armbrister, Kenneth
Relating to the exemption of certain reserve peace officers from regulation under the Private Security Act. House: Public Safety
Senate: Criminal Justice
Left pending in committee
HB 940 77-0 (2001) Author: Haggerty, Pat
Sponsor: West, Royce
Relating to the creation of a criminal offense for impersonating a security officer regulated by the Texas Commission on Private Security. House: Public Safety
Senate: Criminal Justice
Effective on 9/1/01
HB 1386 77-0 (2001) Author: Garcia, Domingo Relating to the carrying of weapons by peace officers and by special investigators. House: Public Safety Comm. report sent to Local & Consent Calendar
HB 1571 77-0 (2001) Author: Haggerty, Pat Relating to the murder of a commissioned security officer as a capital offense and to the punishments for the offenses of assault and aggravated assault committed against a commissioned security officer. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 1680 77-0 (2001) Author: Bosse, Fred | et. al.
Sponsor: Whitmire, John
Relating to the regulation of certain extra job coordinators by the Texas Commission on Private Security. House: Public Safety
Senate: Criminal Justice
Vetoed by the Governor
HB 3036 77-0 (2001) Author: Bosse, Fred
Sponsor: Harris, Chris
Relating to the regulation of certain security personnel. House: Public Safety
Senate: Criminal Justice
Not again placed on intent calendar
SB 615 77-0 (2001) Author: Harris, Chris Relating to the definition of security services for purposes of the application of the sales tax. Senate: Finance No action taken in committee
SB 1024 77-0 (2001) Author: Carona, John
Sponsor: Gutierrez, Roberto
Relating to investigations under and enforcement of the law regulating the practice of podiatry. House: Public Health
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on 9/1/01
SB 1222 77-0 (2001) Author: Whitmire, John Relating to the regulation of certain extra job coordinators by the Texas Commission on Private Security. Senate: Criminal Justice Referred to Criminal Justice
SB 1224 77-0 (2001) Author: Harris, Chris
Sponsor: Turner, Bob
Relating to occupations regulated by the Texas Commission on Private Security. House: Public Safety
Senate: Criminal Justice
Vetoed by the Governor
SB 1713 77-0 (2001) Author: Van de Putte, Leticia
Sponsor: Garcia, Domingo
Relating to the carrying of weapons by peace officers and by special investigators. House: Public Safety
Senate: Criminal Justice
Vetoed by the Governor
HB 394 76-0 (1999) Author: Longoria, John | et. al. Relating to the exemption of certain peace officers from provisions of the Private Investigators and Private Security Agencies Act. House: Public Safety
Senate: Criminal Justice
Referred to Criminal Justice
HB 452 76-0 (1999) Author: Gutierrez, Roberto | et. al. Relating to requiring certain entities licensed by the Texas State Board of Private Investigators and Private Security Agencies to carry workers' compensation insurance coverage. House: Public Safety Considered in Calendars
HB 884 76-0 (1999) Author: Talton, Robert Relating to the authority of a private investigator or security officer to execute a capias issued after a forfeiture of bail. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Subcommittee members named
HB 949 76-0 (1999) Author: Jones, Charles | et. al. Relating to the application of the Private Investigators and Private Security Agencies Act to reserve peace officers in certain counties. House: Public Safety Returned to committee
HB 1752 76-0 (1999) Author: Coleman, Garnet
Sponsor: Ellis, Rodney
Relating to the compensation of certain private investigators and witnesses who are retained by appointed counsel. House: Judicial Affairs
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on 9/1/99
HB 1772 76-0 (1999) Author: Hawley, Judy Relating to application of the Private Investigators and Private Security Agencies Act to reserve peace officers in certain counties. House: Public Safety No action taken in committee
HB 2055 76-0 (1999) Author: Giddings, Helen Relating to the regulation of bail bondsmen and of private investigators acting on behalf of sureties on bail bonds; providing penalties. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Subcommittee members named
HB 2153 76-0 (1999) Author: King, Phil Relating to an exemption from regulation under the Private Investigators and Private Security Agencies Act for certain peace officers. House: Public Safety Referred to Public Safety
HB 2215 76-0 (1999) Author: Wise, Miguel Relating to criminal history checks for certain applicants under the Private Investigators and Private Security Agencies Act. House: Public Safety No action taken in committee
HB 2617 76-0 (1999) Author: Bosse, Fred | et. al.
Sponsor: Harris, Chris
Relating to the continuation of the Texas Board of Private Investigators and Private Security Agencies as the Texas Commission on Private Security, to the functions performed by that agency, and to certain powers of political subdivisions relating to alarm systems; providing a penalty. House: Public Safety
Senate: Criminal Justice
Effective on 9/1/99
HB 2864 76-0 (1999) Author: Gutierrez, Roberto Relating to criminal history checks for certain applicants under the Private Investigators and Private Security Agencies Act. House: Public Safety Referred to Public Safety
HB 3528 76-0 (1999) Author: Coleman, Garnet Relating to the places where certain private investigators may carry a concealed handgun. House: Public Safety Referred to Public Safety
HB 3529 76-0 (1999) Author: Coleman, Garnet Relating to the eligibility of a licensed private investigator for a license to carry a concealed handgun. House: Public Safety Referred to Public Safety
HB 3530 76-0 (1999) Author: Coleman, Garnet Relating to providing privacy for certain interviews between licensed private investigators and persons confined in a correctional facility. House: Corrections Referred to Corrections
HB 3590 76-0 (1999) Author: Keel, Terry Relating to an exception for peace officers from private security consultant registration requirements. House: Public Safety
Senate: Criminal Justice
Referred to Criminal Justice
SB 373 76-0 (1999) Author: Harris, Chris Relating to the continuation and functions of the Texas Board of Private Investigators and Private Security Agencies; providing a penalty. Senate: Criminal Justice Referred to Criminal Justice
SB 835 76-0 (1999) Author: Whitmire, John Relating to an exemption from regulation under the Private Investigators and Private Security Agencies Act for certain peace officers. Senate: Criminal Justice Referred to Criminal Justice
SB 1038 76-0 (1999) Author: Ogden, Steve Relating to application of the Private Investigators and Private Security Agencies Act to reserve peace officers in certain counties. Senate: Criminal Justice Referred to Criminal Justice
SB 1355 76-0 (1999) Author: Barrientos, Gonzalo Relating to an exception for peace officers from private security consultant registration requirements. Senate: Criminal Justice Referred to Criminal Justice
HB 246 75-0 (1997) Author: Longoria, John Relating to the exemption of certain peace officers from provisions of the Private Investigators and Private Security Agencies Act. House: Public Safety Referred to Public Safety
HB 1097 75-0 (1997) Author: Naishtat, Elliott | et. al. Relating to an exemption from regulation under the Private Investigators and Private Security Agencies Act for certain persons. House: Public Safety Left pending in committee
SB 405 75-0 (1997) Author: Harris, Chris Relating to exempting certain reserve peace officers from the application of the Private Investigators and Private Security Agencies Act. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 713 74-0 (1995) Author: Oakley, Keith
Sponsor: Brown, J.E.
Relating to the regulation of private investigators and private security agencies; providing a criminal penalty. House: Public Safety
Senate: Economic Development
Effective on 9/1/95
HB 2615 74-0 (1995) Author: Oakley, Keith Relating to the licensing, regulation, and liability of commissioned and noncommissioned security officers and private security agencies; providing a penalty. House: Public Safety Referred to Public Safety
HB 2910 74-0 (1995) Author: Allen, Ray Relating to the receipt and use of criminal history information by the Texas Board of Private Investigators and Private Security Agencies. House: Public Safety Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 2958 74-0 (1995) Author: Carter, Bill
Sponsor: Brown, J.E. | et. al.
Relating to regulation of private investigators and private security agencies; providing a criminal penalty. House: Public Safety
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Co-sponsor authorized
HB 432 73-0 (1993) Author: Oakley, Keith Relating to the revocation, suspension, or denial of a license issued under the Private Investigators and Private Security Agencies Act. House: Public Safety Referred to subcommittee
HB 76 72-0 (1991) Author: Telford, Barry
Sponsor: Glasgow, Bob
Relating to an exemption from regulation under the Private Investigators and Private Security Agencies Act for certain providers of medical alert services or electronic monitoring services. House: Public Safety
Senate: State Affairs
Effective in 90 days -- 8/26/91
HB 2238 71-0 (1989) Author: Telford, Barry Relating to violations of the Private Investigators and Private Security Agencies Act. House: Public Safety Referred to Public Safety
HB 2239 71-0 (1989) Author: Telford, Barry Relating to insurance requirements of persons licensed by the Private Investigators and Private Security Agencies Act. House: Public Safety Laid on the table subject to call
HB 2240 71-0 (1989) Author: Telford, Barry
Sponsor: Glasgow, Bob
Relating to activities regulated under and enforcement of certain provisions of the Private Investigators and Private Security Agencies Act. House: Public Safety
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective in 90 days-8/28/89
HB 3033 71-0 (1989) Author: Arnold, Bill Relating to the definition of persons required to be licensed by the Private Investigators and Private Security Agencies Act. House: Public Safety 1st Printing sent to Comm. on Cal.
HB 454 70-0 (1987) Author: Polumbo, Anthony Relating to certain weapons training and proficiency requirements for private security officers. House: Public Safety Referred to Public Safety
HB 757 70-0 (1987) Author: Hilbert, Paul Relating to the activities of private investigators, the protection and custody of children who are subjects of certain court orders, and the creation of the offense of agreeing to abduct a child from custody. House: Public Safety Referred to subcommittee
HB 812 70-0 (1987) Author: Yost, Gerald
Sponsor: Brown, J.E.
Relating to the suspension of certain licenses issued by the Texas Board of Private Investigators and Private Security Agencies. House: Public Safety
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on 9/1/87
HB 888 70-0 (1987) Author: Hill, Patricia
Sponsor: Parker, Carl
Relating to the continuation, powers, and duties of the Texas Board of Private Investigators and Private Security Agencies. House: Government Organization
Senate: Economic Development
Effective on 9/1/87
HB 1944 70-0 (1987) Author: Leonard, Jr., Bob Relating to the regulation of certain sellers of burglar alarms under the Private Investigators and Private Security Agencies Act; providing for penalties; adding Section 3A to the Private Investigators and Private Security Agencies Act, as amended (Article 4413(29bb), Vernon's Texas Civil Statutes). House: Public Safety Placed on General State Calendar
HB 670 69-0 (1985) Author: Keller, Ray Relating to certain exceptions from regulation under the Private Investigators and Private Security Agencies Act. House: Law Enforcement Laid on table subj. to call in comm.
HB 729 69-0 (1985) Author: Madla, Frank
Sponsor: Brooks, Chet
Relating to the employment of a private investigator by the State Board of Morticians. House: Public Health
Senate: Health & Human Resources
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HB 947 69-0 (1985) Author: Granoff, Al Relating to the registration of persons by the Private Investigators and Private Security Agencies Act. House: Law Enforcement Referred to subcommittee
HB 1773 69-0 (1985) Author: Edwards, Al Relating to the uniforms worn by certain private security guards. House: Law Enforcement Referred to subcommittee
HB 2263 69-0 (1985) Author: Hilbert, Paul Relating to the activities of private investigators and the protection and custody of children who are the subjects of certain court orders and to the creation of the offense of agreeing to abduct a child from custody. House: Law Enforcement 1st Printing sent to Comm. on Cal.
SB 721 69-0 (1985) Author: Parker, Carl Relating to the regulation of private security officers. Senate: Jurisprudence Referred to Jurisprudence
SB 786 69-0 (1985) Author: Brooks, Chet Relating to the employment of a private investigator by the State Board of Morticians. Senate: Health & Human Resources No action taken in committee
SB 922 69-0 (1985) Author: Mauzy, Oscar Relating to divulgence of information by persons licensed by the Texas Board of Private Investigators and Private Security Agencies; proscribing certain practices; giving a private right of action. House: Law Enforcement
Senate: Jurisprudence
Referred to Law Enforcement
SB 1206 69-0 (1985) Author: Henderson, Don Relating to the activities of private investigators and the protection and custody of children who are the subjects of certain court orders. Senate: Jurisprudence Referred to Jurisprudence
SB 1239 69-0 (1985) Author: Sharp, John
Sponsor: Keller, Ray
Relating to certain exceptions from regulation under the Private Investigators and Private Security Agencies Act; providing for penalties. House: Law Enforcement
Senate: Economic Development
Record vote
HB 112 68-0 (1983) Author: Hackney, Clint Relating to the regulation of persons who detect deception, verify statements, or elicit information through the use of an audio stress detector. House: Law Enforcement Referred to Committee on Law Enforcement
HB 785 68-0 (1983) Author: Rudd, Jim Relating to certain fees imposed by the Texas Board of Private Investigators and Private Security Agencies. House: Law Enforcement
Senate: State Affairs
Referred to Committee on State Affairs
HB 1033 68-0 (1983) Author: Tejeda, Frank Relating to the registration of alarm systems installers and private security officers. House: Law Enforcement See remarks
HB 1301 68-0 (1983) Author: Burnett, Dick
Sponsor: Leedom, John
Relating to the membership of the Texas Board of Private Investigators and Private Security Agencies. House: Law Enforcement
Senate: State Affairs
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HB 1353 68-0 (1983) Author: Martinez, Walter Relating to the authority of certain private investigators to carry a handgun. House: Law Enforcement Referred to Committee on Law Enforcement
HB 1354 68-0 (1983) Author: Martinez, Walter Relating to exemptions for the unlawful carrying of a weapon. House: Law Enforcement Referred to Committee on Law Enforcement
HB 1741 68-0 (1983) Author: Keller, Ray
Sponsor: Whitmire, John
Relating to advertising regulations under the Private Investigators and Private Security Agencies Act. House: Law Enforcement
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective immediately
HB 1981 68-0 (1983) Author: Hackney, Clint
Sponsor: Whitmire, John
Relating to the application of the Private Investigators and Private Security Agencies Act to expert witnesses. House: Law Enforcement
Senate: State Affairs
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HB 2186 68-0 (1983) Author: Keller, Ray Relating to the use of firearms by private security officers. House: Law Enforcement Laid on the table subject to call
SB 50 68-0 (1983) Author: Leedom, John Relating to certain fees imposed by the Texas Board of Private Investigators and Private Security Agencies. Senate: State Affairs No action taken
SB 675 68-0 (1983) Author: Brown, J.E. Relating to the registration of private security officers. Senate: State Affairs No action taken
SB 955 68-0 (1983) Author: Kothmann, Glenn Relating to exemptions for the unlawful carrying of a weapon. Senate: Intergovernmental Relations Reported from committee favorably without amendments
SB 956 68-0 (1983) Author: Kothmann, Glenn Relating to the authority of certain private investigators to carry a handgun. Senate: Intergovernmental Relations Reported from committee favorably without amendments
SB 1152 68-0 (1983) Author: Brown, J.E.
Sponsor: Keller, Ray
Relating to the use of firearms by and to firearm training of private security officers. House: Law Enforcement
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
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SB 1172 68-0 (1983) Author: Whitmire, John Relating to regulation of private investigators and private security agencies. Senate: State Affairs Reported from committee favorably without amendments
HB 465 67-0 (1981) Author: Barton, Erwin Relating to uniforms and vehicle markings of private security officers and to names of licensees under the Private Investigations and Private Security Agencies Act. House: State Affairs Referred to Committee on State Affairs
HB 469 67-0 (1981) Author: Barton, Erwin
Sponsor: Mauzy, Oscar
Relating to uniforms and vehicle markings of private security officers and to names of licensees under the Private Investigators and Private Security Agencies Act. House: State Affairs Reported from subcommittee favorably without amendments
HB 1034 67-0 (1981) Author: Lyon, Ted Relating to commissions for security officers of political subdivisions. House: State Affairs Referred to Committee on State Affairs
HB 1035 67-0 (1981) Author: Evans, Charles Relating to the persons classified as peace officers. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Committee report printed and sent to Committee on Calendars
HB 1395 67-0 (1981) Author: Berlanga, Hugo Relating to regulation of private investigators and private security agencies. House: State Affairs Reported from subcommittee favorably without amendments
SB 545 67-0 (1981) Author: Mengden, Walter
Sponsor: Blythe, W.J. "Bill"
Relating to weapons proficiency of commissioned security officers. House: Security & Sanctions
Senate: State Affairs
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SB 565 67-0 (1981) Author: Parker, Carl
Sponsor: Berlanga, Hugo
Relating to regulation of private investigators and private security agencies and the disposition and use of funds; providing civil penalties. House: State Affairs
Senate: State Affairs
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SB 592 67-0 (1981) Author: Brooks, Chet
Sponsor: Henderson, Don
Relating to continuation of the Texas Board of Private Investigators and Private Security Agencies and its membership, authority, and duties, its procedures and compensation; providing for the regulation and licensing of certain persons engaged in the business or occupation of conducting investigations or providing security; providing for certain fees; providing enforcement procedures and penalties. House: Government Organization
Senate: State Affairs
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HB 496 66-0 (1979) Author: Brown, Albert "Al" Relating to certain administrative, license, and exemption provisions in the law regulating private investigators and private security agencies. House: State Affairs Referred to Committee on State Affairs
HB 915 66-0 (1979) Author: Tejeda, Frank
Sponsor: Vale, Bob
Relating to training requirements for private security officers. House: Security & Sanctions
Senate: State Affairs
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HB 916 66-0 (1979) Author: Tejeda, Frank
Sponsor: Vale, Bob
Relating to the development and administration of a psychological and emotional standards examination of an applicant for a private security officers commission and the liability of the state if the applicant files certain legal action. House: Security & Sanctions
Senate: State Affairs
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HB 917 66-0 (1979) Author: Tejeda, Frank Relating to uniforms worn by private security officers. House: Security & Sanctions Considered by subcommittee in public hearing
HB 1186 66-0 (1979) Author: Allred, Dave Relating to uniforms and vehicle markings of private security officers and to names of licensees under the Private Investigators and Private Security Agencies Act. House: State Affairs Referred to Committee on State Affairs
HB 1724 66-0 (1979) Author: Gilley, Smith Relating to commissioning investigators and representatives of the Texas Board of Private Investigators and Private Security Agencies Act. House: State Affairs Referred to Committee on State Affairs
HB 1725 66-0 (1979) Author: Brown, Albert "Al"
Sponsor: Kothmann, Glenn
Relating to administration of the Private Investigators and Private Security Agencies Act, exemptions under that Act, and application of that Act to telecommunication and photographic surveillance for purposes of publication. House: State Affairs
Senate: Economic Development
Considered by committee in public hearing
HB 1842 66-0 (1979) Author: Edwards III, Jimmie C. Relating to regulation of private investigators and private security agencies. House: State Affairs Referred to Committee on State Affairs
SB 687 66-0 (1979) Author: Mengden, Walter Relating to exemptions under the Private Investigators and Private Security Agencies Act. Senate: Economic Development Scheduled for public hearing on . . . . . .
SB 1214 66-0 (1979) Author: Mengden, Walter Relating to weapons proficiency of commissioned security officers. Senate: State Affairs Referred to Committee on State Affairs
HB 197 65-0 (1977) Author: Vale, Bob Relating to the exemption of certain private security agents from the requirement of carrying liability insurance. House: State Affairs Considered by committee in public hearing
HB 1997 65-0 (1977) Author: Tejeda, Frank Relating to psychological testing of applicants for private security officer commissions. House: State Affairs Referred to subcommittee
HB 1998 65-0 (1977) Author: Tejeda, Frank Relating to training requirements for private security officers. House: State Affairs Referred to subcommittee
HB 1999 65-0 (1977) Author: Tejeda, Frank Relating to uniforms worn by private security officers. House: State Affairs Referred to subcommittee
SB 428 65-0 (1977) Author: Parker, Carl
Sponsor: Powers, Pike
Relating to regulation and licensing of certain persons engaged in the business or occupation of conducting investigations or providing security services; providing for fees; defining certain offenses and providing penalties. House: State Affairs
Senate: State Affairs
90 Day Bill
SB 581 65-0 (1977) Author: Parker, Carl Relating to the authority of licensed private investigators to serve documents in civil and probate proceedings. Senate: Jurisprudence Referred to Subcommittee on Civil Matters
HB 211 64-0 (1975) Author: Willis, Doyle Relating to commissioning investigators of the Texas Board of Private Investigators and Private Security Agencies as peace officers. House: State Affairs Referred to Committee on State Affairs
HB 431 64-0 (1975) Author: Parker, Carl
Sponsor: Brooks, Chet
Relating to the Private Investigators and Private Security Agencies Act; making the Act applicable to certain persons; relating to the duties and powers of the Texas Board of Private Investigators and Private Security Agencies; relating to the suspension or revocation of licenses or registration; prohibiting certain activities; relating to the qualification for licensure or registration; authorizing the commissioning of security officers; relating to training programs; relating to security bonds and liability insurance. House: State Affairs
Senate: State Affairs
Effective immediately
SB 1026 64-0 (1975) Author: Brooks, Chet Relating to the prohibition of any electronic, mechanical or other devise for bugging, wiretapping or intercepting any telephone or private conversation, statement or communication; the regulation and certification of the use of certain electronic, mechanical or other devises for the purpose of detecting a person's identity or truth or deception; granting certain powers and duties to the Texas Board of Private Detectives, Private Investigators, and Private Security Agencies. Senate: Jurisprudence Referred to Subcommittee on Criminal Matters
HB 111 63-0 (1973) Author: Parker, Carl
Sponsor: Moore, W.T. "Bill"
Relating to the regulation and licensing by and procedures of the Texas Board of Private Detectives, Private Investigators, and Private Security Agencies and changing the name of that agency to the Texas Board of Private Investigators and Private Security Agencies; relating to the privileges of registrants and licensees; relating to disposition of funds collected; providing penalties; amending Paragraph (7), Section 2, Subsection (b), Section 3, Section 4, Section 13, Subsection (b), Section 14, Subsection (3), Section 14(a), Section 33, Section 40, Section 45, Subsection (a), Section 46, Chapter 610, Acts of the 61st Legislature, Regular Session, 1969, as amended (Article 4413 (29bb), Vernon's Texas Civil Statutes), and adding Paragraph (10), Section 2, and Section 14A and Section 14B, and repealing Subsections (c), (d), and (e), Section 14, Subsection (f), Section 34, and Section 36; amending Article 484, Penal Code of Texas, 1925; amending Article 2.12, Code of Criminal Procedure, 1965, as amended, by adding a new Subsection (12); and declaring an emergency. House: State Affairs
Senate: Administration
Vetoed by the Governor
HB 372 63-0 (1973) Author: Korioth, A.J. "Al"
Sponsor: Harris, O.H.
Relating to the licensure of private investigators and private security agencies. House: State Affairs
Senate: Economic Development
Signed by the Governor
SB 768 62-0 (1971) Author: Hall, Ralph
Sponsor: Parker, Carl
Relating to amending the Private Detectives, Private Investigators, Private Patrolmen, Private Guards and Managers Act.
HB 270 61-0 (1969) Author: Parker, Carl Relating to creating the Texas Board of Private Detectives, Private Investigators, Private Patrolmen, Private Guards, and Managers under certain circumstances; providing penalties for violation of the Act; providing for severability.
SB 164 61-0 (1969) Author: Hall, Ralph M. Relating to creating the Texas Board of Private Detectives, Private Investigators, Private Patrolmen, Private Guards, and Managers under certain circumstances; definitions, licensing, fees, bonds, revocation of licenses, etc.; providing penalties for violation of the Act.
HB 1008 60-0 (1967) Author: Murphy, Sam H. Relating to creating the Texas Board of Private Detectives, Private Investigators, Private Patrolmen, Private Guards, and Managers under certain circumstances; providing for licensing; providing penalties for violation of the Act; amending the Penal Code to allow licenses to carry sidearms.
SB 489 60-0 (1967) Author: Hall, Ralph M. Relating to creating the Texas Board of Private Detectives, Investigators, Patrolmen, and Guards; allowing licensees to carry firearms; providing penalties for violation of the Act.
HB 687 56-0 (1959) Author: Whitfield, Jr., Joseph Charles "Whit" Relating to regulating the business of persons who for any consideration whatsoever engage in business as private investigators, guards or patrolmen, or insurance adjusters.
HB 456 55-0 (1957) Author: Blanchard, H.J. "Doc" Relating to prohibiting any person employed as a private or confidential investigator from determining or attempting to determine the attendance or number of paid admissions at any motion picture or theatre without first displaying to the owner or manager of such theatre his license, credentials or authority as such investigator; providing penalties.
SB 155 53-0 (1953) Author: Parkhouse, George M. Relating to creating an agency for the licensing and regulation of private detectives, investigators, patrolmen, guards and watchmen in this State; providing a penalty for the violation of the Act.
HB 169 52-0 (1951) Author: Bryan, Sr., Jack C. Relating to creating the Private Protecting Examining Board; defining its purposes and powers; regulating its activities and the activities of its members, agents, and employees; authorizing the issuing of licenses to applicants therefor, and regulating the activities of such licenses; containing a severability clause.
HB 139 51-0 (1949) Author: Reed, William Otey Relating to creating a Private Detective, Investigator, Patrolman, Guard, and Watchman's License Act.
HB 616 50-0 (1947) Author: Moore, III, Charles B. Relating to creating a board known as Investigators Licensing Board; providing for issuance of license for private detectives, private investigators and nightwatchmen; providing a saving clause.
HB 175 43-0 (1933) Author: Holland, Robert H. Relating to authorizing the creation of corporations under the general corporation laws for the purpose of forming and operating a general detective agency to do a general detective business, to employ and furnish persons to make investigations and reports, and to furnish guards or watchmen to protect industrial plants, business institutions and residential property.
SB 50 23-0 (1893) Relating to preventing the employment of any armed force of detectives, or other persons, who are not residents of this State, by any person, firm, or corporation in this State.

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