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Select bill Bill Session Author & Sponsor Caption Committees Last action
HB 449 85-0 (2017) Author: Guillen, Ryan Relating to the applicability of competitive bidding requirements to leases of radio towers and the land under radio towers procured by the Parks and Wildlife Department. House: Culture, Recreation & Tourism Left pending in committee
HB 2507 84-0 (2015) Author: Kacal, Kyle | et. al.
Sponsor: Seliger, Kel
Relating to a sales and use tax exemption for certain equipment used for digital audio broadcasting. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Finance
Effective on 9/1/15
HB 1043 83-0 (2013) Author: Lewis, Tryon | et. al.
Sponsor: Duncan, Robert
Relating to the offense of the unauthorized duplication of certain recordings. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective immediately
HB 2145 83-0 (2013) Author: Hilderbran, Harvey Relating to apportionment of certain receipts of a broadcaster under the franchise tax. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Finance
Referred to s/c on Fiscal Matters by Chair
HB 2745 83-0 (2013) Author: White, James | et. al. Relating to a study administered by the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles to research the safety and economic impact of in-vehicle safety devices for motor vehicles. House: Transportation Referred to Transportation
SB 575 83-0 (2013) Author: Duncan, Robert Relating to the offense of the unauthorized duplication of certain recordings. Senate: Jurisprudence Referred to Jurisprudence
HB 442 82-0 (2011) Author: Guillen, Ryan | et. al.
Sponsor: Williams, Tommy
Relating to the establishment of an emergency radio infrastructure account. House: Homeland Security & Public Safety
Senate: Transportation & Homeland Security
Effective on 9/1/11
HB 3219 82-0 (2011) Author: Thompson, Senfronia | et. al. Relating to intelligence data standards and protected personal information. House: Homeland Security & Public Safety Left pending in committee
SB 1572 82-0 (2011) Author: Watson, Kirk | et. al.
Sponsor: McClendon, Ruth | et. al.
Relating to the operations and monitoring of fusion centers in this state. House: Homeland Security & Public Safety
Senate: Transportation & Homeland Security
Comm. report sent to Local & Consent Calendar
HB 589 81-0 (2009) Author: Naishtat, Elliott | et. al. Relating to the exemption from ad valorem taxation of property used by a charitable organization operating certain radio stations. House: Ways & Means Placed on General State Calendar
HB 2507 81-0 (2009) Author: Chisum, Warren | et. al.
Sponsor: Hinojosa, Juan
Relating to the establishment of an interoperable statewide emergency radio infrastructure and the establishment of an emergency radio infrastructure account. House: Public Safety
Senate: Finance
No action taken in committee
HB 4637 81-0 (2009) Author: Lucio III, Eddie Relating to unenforceable restrictive covenants affecting residential homes. House: Business & Industry Left pending in subcommittee
SB 1273 81-0 (2009) Author: Carona, John
Sponsor: Fletcher, Allen | et. al.
Relating to creating an offense for interference with certain radio frequencies. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
Effective on 9/1/09
SB 1552 81-0 (2009) Author: Lucio, Jr., Eddie Relating to unenforceable restrictive covenants affecting residential homes. Senate: Intergovernmental Relations Referred to Intergovernmental Relations
SB 1989 81-0 (2009) Author: Gallegos, Jr., Mario Relating to establishment of the Texas Statewide Interoperability Executive Advisory Council. Senate: Transportation & Homeland Security Referred to Transportation & Homeland Sec.
SB 2183 81-0 (2009) Author: Gallegos, Jr., Mario Relating to the appointment of an interoperability coordinator in the division of emergency management in the office of the governor. Senate: Intergovernmental Relations Reported from s/c favorably with substitute
HB 1868 80-0 (2007) Author: Naishtat, Elliott Relating to the exemption from ad valorem taxation of property used by a charitable organization operating certain radio stations. House: Ways & Means Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 3642 80-0 (2007) Author: Corte, Jr., Frank Relating to homeland security; providing a penalty. House: Defense Affairs & State-Federal Relations Left pending in committee
HR 2915 80-0 (2007) Author: Corte, Jr., Frank Suspending limitations on conference committee jurisdiction, S.B. No. 11. Reported enrolled
SB 11 80-0 (2007) Author: Carona, John
Sponsor: Corte, Jr., Frank
Relating to homeland security and protection of the public, including protections against human trafficking; providing penalties. House: Defense Affairs & State-Federal Relations
Senate: Transportation & Homeland Security
See remarks for effective date
SB 1087 80-0 (2007) Author: Watson, Kirk
Sponsor: Naishtat, Elliott
Relating to the exemption from ad valorem taxation of property used by a charitable organization operating certain radio stations. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Finance
Committee report sent to Calendars
SCR 90 80-0 (2007) Author: Carona, John
Sponsor: Corte, Jr., Frank
Instructing the enrolling clerk of the senate to make corrections in S.B. No. 11. Signed by the Governor
SR 1204 80-0 (2007) Author: Carona, John Suspending limitations on conference committee jurisdiction, S.B. No. 11. Reported enrolled
SB 432 79-0 (2005) Author: Staples, Todd Relating to the abolition of the Public Safety Radio Communications Council and the transfer of certain functions to the office of the governor. Senate: Transportation & Homeland Security Referred to Transportation & Homeland Sec.
SB 598 79-0 (2005) Author: Madla, Frank Relating to providing and maintaining an emergency radio infrastructure. Senate: Business & Commerce Left pending in committee
SB 1020 79-0 (2005) Author: Barrientos, Gonzalo
Sponsor: Naishtat, Elliott
Relating to the exemption from ad valorem taxation of certain property used by a charitable organization operating a radio station that is funded through donations. House: Local Government Ways & Means
Senate: Finance
Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 2722 77-0 (2001) Author: Raymond, Richard Relating to license plates issued to persons with disabilities who are mobile amateur radio operators. House: Transportation Comm. report sent to Local & Consent Calendar
HB 3380 77-0 (2001) Author: King, Phil Relating to state agency acquisitions of public safety and law enforcement wireless communications equipment. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HCR 39 77-0 (2001) Author: Najera, Manny Requesting radio and television stations to review drug advertisements to make sure they comply with federal law. House: Public Health Left pending in committee
SB 1350 77-0 (2001) Author: Armbrister, Kenneth Relating to state agency acquisitions of public safety land mobile two-way radio communications equipment. Senate: Criminal Justice No action taken in committee
HB 1345 76-0 (1999) Author: Gray, Patricia
Sponsor: Jackson, Mike
Relating to municipal or county regulation on the placing, screening, or height of amateur radio antennas. House: Land & Resource Management
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Effective immediately
SB 374 70-0 (1987) Author: Uribe, Hector Relating to exemptions from ad valorem taxation. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Finance
Referred to Ways & Means
HB 225 69-0 (1985) Author: Clemons, Billy Relating to requiring radios on certain trains. House: Transportation Postponed in committee
HB 1450 69-0 (1985) Author: Gibson, Bruce Relating to requiring radios and cabooses on certain trains. House: Transportation Referred to Transportation
SB 177 69-0 (1985) Author: Lyon, Ted Relating to requiring radios on certain trains. Senate: Economic Development Referred to Economic Development
SB 695 69-0 (1985) Author: Lyon, Ted Relating to requiring radios and cabooses on certain trains. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 75 66-0 (1979) Author: Hudson III, Samuel Relating to civil liability, damages, and attorney's fees for interfering with radio or television reception. House: Business & Industry Referred to Committee on Business and Industry
HB 179 66-0 (1979) Author: Hudson III, Samuel
Sponsor: Brooks, Chet
Relating to the offense of interference with emergency communication; providing penalties. House: Transportation
Senate: Jurisprudence
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HB 383 65-0 (1977) Author: Hudson III, Samuel Relating to civil, liability, damages, and attorney's fees for interfering with radio or television reception. House: Judiciary Referred to Committee on Judiciary
SB 197 64-0 (1975) Author: Clower, Ron Relating to special license tags for mobile citizen's band radio operators Senate: State Affairs Referred to Committee on State Affairs
HB 282 63-0 (1973) Author: Green, Forrest Relating to regulation of the sale and serial numbers of certain electronic entertainment equipment; providing penalties. House: Business & Industry Referred to subcommittee
SB 224 61-0 (1969) Author: Mauzy, Oscar | et. al. Relating to authorizing publication of legal notices by means of radio or television broadcast.
HB 694 59-0 (1965) Author: Sherman, W.C. "Bud" Relating to the licensing and regulation of persons engaged in the business of providing radio and television service.
HB 300 57-0 (1961) Author: Bridges, Ronald Wayne Relating to creating the Texas Board of Television-Radio Examiners; providing for state control of licensing of Television-Radio Service Dealers, Master Television-Radio Technicians, Television-Radio Technicians and Apprentice Television-Radio Technicians.
HB 481 56-0 (1959) Author: Cannon, Joe Barnett | et. al. Relating to amending certain acts so as to change the payment date of tax on radios and television sets; allocating certain fees and penalties.
HB 585 56-0 (1959) Author: Oliver, W. T. "Boss Cajun" Relating to levying an occupation tax upon the business of publication of newspapers, operation of television stations, operation of radio broadcasting stations and the business of outdoor advertising by billboards; prescribing penalties.
HB 630 54-0 (1955) Author: Sandahl, Jr., Charles L. Relating to imposing an excise tax upon the sale of radios and television sets equal to two and two-tenths per cent (2 2/10%) of the retail value thereof with certain exemptions.
HB 753 54-0 (1955) Author: Seeligson, Frates Slick Relating to amending certain Acts by providing for the exemption of the owners, licensees and operators of radio or television broadcasting stations and their agents and employees from damages for defamatory statements made over such stations by one other than such owner, licensee or operator, or agent or employee unless such owner, licensee, operator or agent or employee failed to use due care to prevent such broadcast; provided due care shall be construed to include a bona fide compliance with any federal law or regulation; provided further that no owner, licensee or operator shall be liable for any damages from any defamatory statement uttered on the radio or television broadcasting station or on behalf of any candidate for public office; provided further in any action for damages the complaining party shall be allowed only such actual damages as he has alleged and proved.
HB 168 53-0 (1953) Author: Elliott, William Marshall "Bill" | et. al. Relating to amending certain Statutes to permit incorporation for the purpose of construction, maintenance and operation of radio and/or television broadcasting equipment and stations.
HB 433 53-0 (1953) Author: Paxton, James Robert "Jim Bob" Relating to providing for the exemption of the owners, licensees and operators of radio or television broadcasting stations and their agents and employees from damages for defamatory statements made over such stations by one other than such owner, licensee, or operator, or agent or employee unless such owner, licensee, operator or agent or employee failed to use due care to prevent such broadcast.
HB 908 51-0 (1949) Author: McDaniel, Vernon Relating to amend a previous Statute relating to libel.
HB 106 49-0 (1945) Author: Cato, Arthur Relating to providing that any person as owner, employee, or representative of any radio station who sells, leases, or gives an option on any radio time or services for any purpose designed to advance or defeat the candidacy of any person for State Office, must make a report within three (3) days to the Secretary of State; providing a penalty for the violation of any provision of this Act.
HB 19 48-0 (1943) Author: Senterfitt, Reuben E. | et. al. Relating to amending certain Article placing a gross receipts tax upon the retail sales of new radios and placing a stamp tax upon the sale of cosmetics and playing cards.
HB 290 48-0 (1943) Author: Knight, Roger A. Relating to providing that any person as owner, employee, or representative of any radio station who sells, leases, or gives an option on any radio time or services for any purpose designed to advance or defeat the candidacy of any person for State office, must make a report within three (3) days to the Secretary of State; providing a penalty for the violation of any provision of this Act.
HB 377 47-0 (1941) Author: Alsup, Lon E. | et. al. Relating to making it a misdemeanor and imposing a fine for obstructing or to willfully keep radio programs from being clearly brought in over Radios.
HB 123 38-3 (1923) Author: Pope, Walter Elmer "Uncle Elmer" Relating to private corporations, by adding thereto, a section providing for the formation of private corporations for the purpose of engaging in radio telegraphy and telephony, and wireless telegraphy and telephony, with authority to own, lease, construct, maintain and operate all the necessary plants, equipment and facilities thereto pertaining.

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