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HB 237 85-0 (2017) Author: Anchia, Rafael | et. al. Relating to the name and governance of the Railroad Commission of Texas. House: Energy Resources Left pending in committee
HB 247 85-0 (2017) Author: Anchia, Rafael Relating to the posting by the Railroad Commission of Texas on its Internet website of certain enforcement information. House: Energy Resources Left pending in committee
HB 464 85-0 (2017) Author: Anchia, Rafael Relating to the acceptance of political contributions by a member of the Railroad Commission of Texas and of political contributions made in connection with the office of railroad commissioner. House: General Investigating & Ethics Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 891 85-0 (2017) Author: Raymond, Richard Peña | et. al. Relating to the creation of the offense of theft of petroleum product. House: Energy Resources Laid on the table subject to call
HB 1168 85-0 (2017) Author: Nevárez, Poncho Relating to the mineral use of land that has been subdivided for energy development resulting in the generation of electricity. House: Energy Resources Referred to Energy Resources
HB 1519 85-0 (2017) Author: González, Mary Relating to requirements for the construction of a natural gas pipeline. House: Energy Resources Referred to Energy Resources
HB 1597 85-0 (2017) Author: Bell, Cecil Relating to the recovery of stranded oil, gas, or oil and gas from depleting Cenozoic Era reservoirs. House: Energy Resources Referred to Energy Resources
HB 1717 85-0 (2017) Author: Canales, Terry Relating to wind energy conversion systems and facilities and the rights of owners of land on which the systems and facilities are located; providing an administrative penalty. House: Energy Resources Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 1818 85-0 (2017) Author: Gonzales, Larry | et. al.
Sponsor: Taylor, Van | et. al.
Relating to the continuation and functions of the Railroad Commission of Texas; providing for the imposition of fees. House: Energy Resources
Senate: Natural Resources & Economic Development
Effective on 9/1/17
HB 2277 85-0 (2017) Author: Darby, Drew
Sponsor: Watson, Kirk
Relating to the temporary exemption or tax reduction for certain high-cost gas. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Finance
Effective on 9/1/17
HB 2488 85-0 (2017) Author: Lambert, Stan | et. al. Relating to the treatment and recycling for beneficial use of drill cuttings. House: Energy Resources Laid on the table subject to call
HB 2588 85-0 (2017) Author: Clardy, Travis
Sponsor: Estes, Craig
Relating to access to criminal history record information by the Railroad Commission of Texas. House: Energy Resources
Senate: Natural Resources & Economic Development
Effective immediately
HB 2621 85-0 (2017) Author: Darby, Drew Relating to state and local tax incentives for certain enhanced oil recovery projects. House: Ways & Means Left pending in committee
HB 2638 85-0 (2017) Author: Gonzales, Larry Relating to the protection and use of intellectual property by the Railroad Commission of Texas. House: Energy Resources Laid on the table subject to call
HB 2688 85-0 (2017) Author: Bonnen, Greg | et. al. Relating to the authority of the Railroad Commission of Texas to prevent waste of oil and gas. House: Energy Resources Left pending in committee
HB 2713 85-0 (2017) Author: Alonzo, Roberto Relating to an audit by the comptroller of unpaid oil and gas royalties held in trust by the Railroad Commission of Texas. House: Energy Resources Referred to Energy Resources
HB 2932 85-0 (2017) Author: Anchia, Rafael Relating to the imposition of administrative, civil, and criminal penalties for violating certain statutes under the jurisdiction of, rules or orders adopted by, or licenses, permits, or certificates issued by the Railroad Commission of Texas; increasing criminal penalties. House: Energy Resources Referred to Energy Resources
HB 3201 85-0 (2017) Author: Darby, Drew Relating to the severance tax exemption for oil and gas produced from certain inactive wells. House: Ways & Means Placed on General State Calendar
HB 3334 85-0 (2017) Author: Lozano, J. M. Relating to a restriction on the types of oil and gas wastes that may be disposed of in a surface pit without a permit issued by the Railroad Commission of Texas. House: Energy Resources Referred to Energy Resources
HB 3726 85-0 (2017) Author: Dale, Tony
Sponsor: Taylor, Van
Relating to certain examination and continuing education requirements for applicants for and holders of liquefied petroleum gas licenses. House: Energy Resources
Senate: Natural Resources & Economic Development
Effective on 9/1/17
HB 4113 85-0 (2017) Author: Alonzo, Roberto Relating to the name and governance of the Railroad Commission of Texas. House: Energy Resources Referred to Energy Resources
SB 177 85-0 (2017) Author: Taylor, Van Relating to unit operations for oil, gas, or oil and gas production from depleting reservoirs or carbon dioxide storage; authorizing a fee. Senate: Natural Resources & Economic Development Left pending in committee
SB 189 85-0 (2017) Author: Uresti, Carlos Relating to notice of an application for a permit to drill certain injection wells within a certain distance of a groundwater conservation district. Senate: Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs Referred to Agriculture, Water, & Rural Affairs
SB 300 85-0 (2017) Author: Taylor, Van | et. al. Relating to the continuation and functions of the Railroad Commission of Texas; providing for the imposition of fees. Senate: Natural Resources & Economic Development Referred to Natural Resources & Economic Development
SB 567 85-0 (2017) Author: Rodríguez, José Relating to the imposition of administrative, civil, and criminal penalties for violating certain statutes under the jurisdiction of, rules or orders adopted by, or licenses, permits, or certificates issued by the Railroad Commission of Texas; increasing criminal penalties. Senate: Natural Resources & Economic Development Referred to Natural Resources & Economic Development
SB 568 85-0 (2017) Author: Rodríguez, José Relating to the posting by the Railroad Commission of Texas on its Internet website of certain enforcement information. Senate: Natural Resources & Economic Development Not again placed on intent calendar
SB 569 85-0 (2017) Author: Rodríguez, José Relating to a review and report by the Railroad Commission of Texas regarding the oversight and enforcement of unpermitted discharges of oil and gas waste or of other substances or materials associated with certain operations or activities regulated by the commission. Senate: Natural Resources & Economic Development Referred to Natural Resources & Economic Development
SB 747 85-0 (2017) Author: Kolkhorst, Lois Relating to a prohibition on the issuance by the Railroad Commission of Texas of a permit for a commercial surface disposal facility located near a municipality. Senate: Natural Resources & Economic Development Referred to Natural Resources & Economic Development
SB 1421 85-0 (2017) Author: Estes, Craig Relating to access to criminal history record information by the Railroad Commission of Texas. House: Energy Resources
Senate: Natural Resources & Economic Development
Referred to Energy Resources
SB 1422 85-0 (2017) Author: Estes, Craig
Sponsor: Gonzales, Larry
Relating to the protection and use of intellectual property by the Railroad Commission of Texas. House: Energy Resources
Senate: Natural Resources & Economic Development
Effective immediately
SB 1514 85-0 (2017) Author: Estes, Craig
Sponsor: Darby, Drew
Relating to the eligibility of land to continue to be appraised for ad valorem tax purposes as qualified open-space land if the land begins to be used for oil and gas operations. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Finance
Committee report sent to Calendars
SB 1541 85-0 (2017) Author: Estes, Craig
Sponsor: Lambert, Stan | et. al.
Relating to the treatment and recycling for beneficial use of drill cuttings. House: Energy Resources
Senate: Natural Resources & Economic Development
Effective immediately
SB 1803 85-0 (2017) Author: Miles, Borris Relating to the financial security requirements for operators of oil and gas wells. Senate: Natural Resources & Economic Development Referred to Natural Resources & Economic Development
SB 1868 85-0 (2017) Author: Zaffirini, Judith Relating to the requirement of a public hearing on certain applications for a permit to drill an oil or gas well. Senate: Natural Resources & Economic Development Referred to Natural Resources & Economic Development
SB 2099 85-0 (2017) Author: Hall, Bob Relating to the authority of the Railroad Commission of Texas to enforce requirements for the prevention of damage to interstate and intrastate underground facilities. Senate: Natural Resources & Economic Development No action taken in committee
SB 2100 85-0 (2017) Author: Garcia, Sylvia Relating to a study of the fees charged by the Railroad Commission of Texas. House: Energy Resources
Senate: Natural Resources & Economic Development
Referred to Energy Resources
SB 2120 85-0 (2017) Author: Seliger, Kel Relating to the continuation of the Railroad Commission of Texas. Senate: Natural Resources & Economic Development Referred to Natural Resources & Economic Development
SB 2161 85-0 (2017) Author: Zaffirini, Judith Relating to the approval or disapproval by county referendum of an application for a permit for a commercial surface disposal facility. Senate: Natural Resources & Economic Development Referred to Natural Resources & Economic Development
SB 2162 85-0 (2017) Author: Zaffirini, Judith Relating to a prohibition on the approval by the Railroad Commission of Texas of an application for a permit for a commercial surface disposal facility located near certain reservoirs. Senate: Natural Resources & Economic Development Left pending in committee
HB 224 84-0 (2015) Author: Guillen, Ryan Relating to the name and governance of the Railroad Commission of Texas. House: Energy Resources Referred to Energy Resources
HB 251 84-0 (2015) Author: White, James Relating to a study and report on the feasibility of authorizing the Railroad Commission of Texas or another state regulatory agency to process certain federal oil and gas drilling permit applications. House: Energy Resources Referred to Energy Resources
HB 1106 84-0 (2015) Author: Phillips, Larry | et. al. Relating to the name of the Railroad Commission of Texas. House: Energy Resources Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 1331 84-0 (2015) Author: King, Phil | et. al.
Sponsor: Fraser, Troy
Relating to the treatment and recycling for beneficial use of certain waste arising out of or incidental to the drilling for or production of oil or gas. House: Energy Resources
Senate: Natural Resources & Economic Development
Effective on 9/1/15
HB 1392 84-0 (2015) Author: Bell, Cecil | et. al. Relating to the recovery of stranded oil, gas, or oil and gas from depleting Cenozoic Era reservoirs. House: Energy Resources Left pending in committee
HB 1552 84-0 (2015) Author: Craddick, Tom Relating to oil and gas wells that traverse multiple tracts. House: Energy Resources Left pending in committee
HB 1633 84-0 (2015) Author: Romero, Ramon
Sponsor: Uresti, Carlos
Relating to application and notification requirements for a permit to drill an oil or gas well in or near an easement held by the Texas Department of Transportation. House: Energy Resources
Senate: Natural Resources & Economic Development
Vetoed by the Governor
HB 1823 84-0 (2015) Author: Anchia, Rafael | et. al. Relating to the name and governance of the Railroad Commission of Texas. House: Energy Resources Referred to Energy Resources
HB 2191 84-0 (2015) Author: Anchia, Rafael | et. al. Relating to the posting by the Railroad Commission of Texas on its Internet website of certain enforcement information. House: Energy Resources Left pending in committee
HB 2230 84-0 (2015) Author: Larson, Lyle | et. al.
Sponsor: Estes, Craig
Relating to the authority of the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality to authorize an injection well used for oil and gas waste disposal to be used for the disposal of nonhazardous brine produced by a desalination operation or nonhazardous drinking water treatment residuals. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources & Economic Development
Effective on 9/1/15
HB 2256 84-0 (2015) Author: Keffer, Jim Relating to the transfer of functions relating to the rates and services of certain gas utilities, propane distribution system retailers, and submetering from the Railroad Commission of Texas to the Public Utility Commission of Texas. House: Energy Resources Referred to Energy Resources
HB 2855 84-0 (2015) Author: Darby, Drew | et. al. Relating to the authority of a political subdivision to prohibit an activity over which the Railroad Commission of Texas has jurisdiction. House: Energy Resources Referred to Energy Resources
HB 2901 84-0 (2015) Author: Rodriguez, Eddie Relating to the filing of a complaint with the Railroad Commission of Texas. House: Energy Resources Referred to Energy Resources
HB 2988 84-0 (2015) Author: Keffer, Jim Relating to the authority of the Railroad Commission of Texas to adopt certain rules related to ratemaking procedures and to the status of previously adopted rules. House: Energy Resources Left pending in committee
HB 3001 84-0 (2015) Author: Guillen, Ryan Relating to the information that an operator of a well on which a hydraulic fracturing treatment is performed is required to disclose. House: Energy Resources Referred to Energy Resources
HB 3044 84-0 (2015) Author: Dale, Tony Relating to the effect of rules and standards adopted by the Railroad Commission of Texas relating to the pipeline industry on ordinances, orders or rules adopted by political subdivisions. House: Energy Resources Referred to Energy Resources
HB 3123 84-0 (2015) Author: Price, Four
Sponsor: Nelson, Jane
Relating to governmental entities subject to the sunset review process. House: State Affairs
Senate: State Affairs
Effective immediately
HB 3198 84-0 (2015) Author: Cyrier, John Relating to permitting for injection wells in certain oil and gas producing counties. House: Energy Resources Left pending in committee
HB 3217 84-0 (2015) Author: Dale, Tony Relating to the authority of a political subdivision to regulate an activity over which the Railroad Commission of Texas has jurisdiction. House: Energy Resources Referred to Energy Resources
HB 3263 84-0 (2015) Author: Guillen, Ryan Relating to the authority of a municipality to regulate state licensees. House: Urban Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 3313 84-0 (2015) Author: Shaheen, Matt Relating to unit operations for oil, gas, or oil and gas production from depleting reservoirs or carbon dioxide storage; authorizing a fee. House: Energy Resources Referred to Energy Resources
HB 3554 84-0 (2015) Author: Dale, Tony Relating to an oil and gas severance tax credit for the use of incremental production increase techniques. House: Energy Resources Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 3749 84-0 (2015) Author: Keffer, Jim Relating to the recovery of certain natural gas distribution utility ratemaking proceeding expenses; adding provisions subject to a criminal penalty. House: Energy Resources Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 4021 84-0 (2015) Author: Herrero, Abel Relating to creating a tax severance credit for oil and gas operators for use of alternative fluids in place of fresh water solely in the process of hydraulic fracturing (fracking). House: Ways & Means Left pending in committee
HB 4023 84-0 (2015) Author: Nevárez, Poncho Relating to the mineral use of land that has been subdivided for energy development resulting in the generation of electricity. House: Energy Resources Referred to Energy Resources
HJR 76 84-0 (2015) Author: Phillips, Larry | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment to change the name of the Railroad Commission of Texas to the Texas Energy Commission. House: Energy Resources Committee report sent to Calendars
SB 118 84-0 (2015) Author: Taylor, Van Relating to unit operations for oil, gas, or oil and gas production from depleting reservoirs or carbon dioxide storage; authorizing a fee. Senate: Natural Resources & Economic Development Referred to Natural Resources & Economic Development
SB 517 84-0 (2015) Author: Uresti, Carlos Relating to notice of an application for a permit to drill an injection well in the territory of a groundwater conservation district. Senate: Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs Referred to Agriculture, Water, & Rural Affairs
SB 919 84-0 (2015) Author: Fraser, Troy Relating to oil and gas wells that traverse multiple tracts. Senate: Natural Resources & Economic Development Referred to Natural Resources & Economic Development
SB 1588 84-0 (2015) Author: Estes, Craig Relating to the management of the water resources of the state. Senate: Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs Referred to Agriculture, Water, & Rural Affairs
SB 1865 84-0 (2015) Author: Zaffirini, Judith Relating to the filing of a complaint with the Railroad Commission of Texas. Senate: Natural Resources & Economic Development Referred to Natural Resources & Economic Development
SB 1905 84-0 (2015) Author: Perry, Charles Relating to the authority of the Railroad Commission of Texas to adopt certain rules related to ratemaking procedures and to the status of previously adopted rules. Senate: Natural Resources & Economic Development Referred to Natural Resources & Economic Development
SB 1926 84-0 (2015) Author: Zaffirini, Judith Relating to permits to be issued for the storage and disposal of certain oil and gas waste. Senate: Natural Resources & Economic Development Referred to Natural Resources & Economic Development
SB 1990 84-0 (2015) Author: Menéndez, José Relating to the disclosure of information about water used in hydraulic fracturing. Senate: Natural Resources & Economic Development Referred to Natural Resources & Economic Development
HB 55 83-0 (2013) Author: Burnam, Lon Relating to the exemption or tax reduction for certain high-cost gas. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HB 100 83-0 (2013) Author: Taylor, Van | et. al. Relating to unit operations for oil, gas, or oil and gas production or carbon dioxide storage. House: Energy Resources Left pending in committee
HB 203 83-0 (2013) Author: Stickland, Jonathan Relating to changing the name of the Railroad Commission of Texas to the Texas Oil and Gas Commission. House: Energy Resources Referred to Energy Resources
HB 314 83-0 (2013) Author: Dale, Tony | et. al. Relating to the abolition of the Alternative Fuels Research and Education Division program administered by the Railroad Commission of Texas. House: Energy Resources Left pending in committee
HB 379 83-0 (2013) Author: Burnam, Lon Relating to the imposition of a fee on oil and gas waste disposed of by injection in a commercial injection well permitted by the Railroad Commission of Texas. House: Energy Resources Left pending in committee
HB 380 83-0 (2013) Author: Burnam, Lon Relating to safety requirements applicable to gas pipelines in certain counties. House: Energy Resources Left pending in committee
HB 448 83-0 (2013) Author: Dukes, Dawnna | et. al. Relating to a requirement that the operator of an oil or gas well on which a hydraulic fracturing treatment is to be performed mail a list of the chemicals to be used in the treatment to persons residing near the well. House: Energy Resources Left pending in committee
HB 878 83-0 (2013) Author: Crownover, Myra | et. al.
Sponsor: Estes, Craig
Relating to the filing with the state of electric logs by operators of oil-related or gas-related wells; providing a penalty. House: Energy Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective on 9/1/13
HB 1149 83-0 (2013) Author: Harless, Patricia | et. al. Relating to the establishment of integrated rate areas subject to the original jurisdiction of the Railroad Commission of Texas. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 1675 83-0 (2013) Author: Bonnen, Dennis
Sponsor: Nichols, Robert
Relating to the sunset review process and certain governmental entities subject to that process. House: Government Efficiency & Reform
Senate: Transportation
See remarks for effective date
HB 1788 83-0 (2013) Author: Dale, Tony | et. al. Relating to the name of the Railroad Commission of Texas. House: Energy Resources Left pending in committee
HB 1863 83-0 (2013) Author: Wu, Gene | et. al. Relating to the amounts of the administrative, civil, and criminal penalties for violating certain statutes under the jurisdiction of, rules or orders adopted by, or licenses, permits, or certificates issued by the Railroad Commission of Texas. House: Energy Resources Laid on the table subject to call
HB 1986 83-0 (2013) Author: Perry, Charles Relating to the effect of rules and standards adopted by the Railroad Commission of Texas relating to the liquefied petroleum gas industry on ordinances, orders, or rules adopted by political subdivisions relating to that industry. House: Energy Resources Left pending in committee
HB 2122 83-0 (2013) Author: Anchia, Rafael Relating to the posting by the Railroad Commission of Texas on its Internet website of certain enforcement information. House: Technology Referred to Technology
HB 2166 83-0 (2013) Author: Bonnen, Dennis Relating to the continuation, functions, and name of the Railroad Commission of Texas; providing for the imposition of fees. House: Energy Resources Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 2406 83-0 (2013) Author: Wu, Gene | et. al. Relating to the installation, maintenance, operation, and relocation of saltwater pipeline facilities. House: Energy Resources Placed on General State Calendar
HB 2446 83-0 (2013) Author: Crownover, Myra | et. al.
Sponsor: Estes, Craig
Relating to the definitions of advanced clean energy projects and clean energy projects and to franchise tax credits for certain of those projects. House: Energy Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective immediately
HB 2532 83-0 (2013) Author: Workman, Paul | et. al.
Sponsor: Fraser, Troy
Relating to the regulation of propane distribution system retailers; authorizing a fee. House: Energy Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective on 9/1/13
HB 2748 83-0 (2013) Author: Lewis, Tryon | et. al. Relating to judicial proceedings and Railroad Commission of Texas hearings to determine whether a person who owns, operates, or manages a pipeline is a common carrier; authorizing a fee. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 2767 83-0 (2013) Author: King, Phil | et. al.
Sponsor: Estes, Craig
Relating to the treatment and recycling for beneficial use of certain waste arising out of or incidental to the drilling for or production of oil or gas. House: Energy Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective on 9/1/13
HB 2828 83-0 (2013) Author: Dale, Tony | et. al. Relating to the effect of rules and standards adopted by the Railroad Commission of Texas relating to the gas pipeline industry on ordinances, orders or rules adopted by political subdivisions. House: Energy Resources Left pending in committee
HB 2982 83-0 (2013) Author: Keffer, Jim
Sponsor: Duncan, Robert
Relating to the power of the Railroad Commission of Texas to adopt and enforce safety standards applicable to the transportation by pipeline of hazardous liquids, carbon dioxide, and natural gas in rural locations. House: Energy Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective on 9/1/13
HB 2992 83-0 (2013) Author: King, Tracy Relating to the reuse, discharge, or disposal of fluid produced from certain oil or gas wells on which a hydraulic fracturing treatment has been performed. House: Energy Resources Left pending in committee
HB 3249 83-0 (2013) Author: Callegari, Bill | et. al. Relating to recycling, reclamation, handling, and/or treatment of oil and gas waste, water, and related materials and clarifying the Railroad Commission's jurisdiction. House: Energy Resources Left pending in committee
HB 3317 83-0 (2013) Author: Keffer, Jim | et. al. Relating to the exemption of a water well from certain permitting by and compliance with rules of a groundwater conservation district. House: Natural Resources Left pending in committee
HB 3387 83-0 (2013) Author: Hilderbran, Harvey Relating to an exemption from the sales tax for certified water conservation technologies, authorizing a fee. House: Ways & Means No action taken in committee
HB 3537 83-0 (2013) Author: Gutierrez, Roland Relating to the treatment and reuse or discharge of fluid produced from oil or gas wells on which a hydraulic fracturing treatment has been performed. House: Energy Resources Left pending in committee
HB 3539 83-0 (2013) Author: Gutierrez, Roland Relating to the source and supply of water used for oil and gas exploration and production in the State of Texas. House: Energy Resources Referred to Energy Resources
HB 3547 83-0 (2013) Author: Oliveira, René | et. al. Relating to standards and procedures for determining whether a person who owns, operates, or manages a pipeline is a common carrier; authorizing a fee. House: Business & Industry Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 3595 83-0 (2013) Author: Burnam, Lon Relating to imposing a fee on water used in the performance of a hydraulic fracturing treatment on an oil or gas well. House: Energy Resources Left pending in committee
HB 3597 83-0 (2013) Author: Burnam, Lon Relating to application and notification requirements for a permit to drill an oil or gas well in or near an easement held by the Texas Department of Transportation. House: Energy Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Referred to Natural Resources
HB 3598 83-0 (2013) Author: Burnam, Lon Relating to the amounts of the administrative penalties for violating certain statutes under the jurisdiction of, rules or orders adopted by, or licenses, permits, or certificates issued by the Railroad Commission of Texas. House: Energy Resources Left pending in committee
HB 3599 83-0 (2013) Author: Burnam, Lon Relating to restrictions on the siting, drilling, completion, and operation of oil and gas wells in certain locations. House: Energy Resources Left pending in committee
HB 3601 83-0 (2013) Author: Burnam, Lon Relating to notice to a surface owner regarding certain oil or gas transactions or operations; providing an administrative penalty. House: Energy Resources Referred to Energy Resources
HB 3853 83-0 (2013) Author: Anchia, Rafael Relating to the promotion of Texas energy products, services and technologies in the global marketplace. House: International Trade & Intergovernmental Affairs Referred to International Trade & Intergovernmental Affairs
HB 3856 83-0 (2013) Author: Anchia, Rafael Relating to building workforce skills to compete for trade-related jobs, business opportunities and investment. House: International Trade & Intergovernmental Affairs Referred to International Trade & Intergovernmental Affairs
HJR 97 83-0 (2013) Author: Dale, Tony | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment to rename the Railroad Commission of Texas as the Texas Energy Commission. House: Energy Resources Left pending in committee
SB 71 83-0 (2013) Author: Ellis, Rodney Relating to eligibility for the tax reduction for certain high-cost gas and the allocation of certain gas production tax revenue. Senate: Finance Referred to s/c on Fiscal Matters by Chair
SB 136 83-0 (2013) Author: Ellis, Rodney Relating to unit operations for oil, gas, or oil and gas production or carbon dioxide storage. Senate: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
SB 212 83-0 (2013) Author: Nichols, Robert | et. al. Relating to the continuation, functions, and name of the Railroad Commission of Texas; providing for the imposition of fees and the elimination of a fee. House: Energy Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Left pending in committee
SB 513 83-0 (2013) Author: Davis, Wendy Relating to the regulation of saltwater pipelines by the Railroad Commission of Texas. Senate: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
SB 514 83-0 (2013) Author: Davis, Wendy
Sponsor: Wu, Gene
Relating to the installation, maintenance, operation, and relocation of saltwater pipeline facilities. House: Energy Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective immediately
SB 749 83-0 (2013) Author: Davis, Wendy Relating to the detection and repair of natural gas pipeline leaks. Senate: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
SB 900 83-0 (2013) Author: Fraser, Troy
Sponsor: Wu, Gene
Relating to the amounts of the administrative, civil, and criminal penalties for violating certain statutes under the jurisdiction of, rules or orders adopted by, or licenses, permits, or certificates issued by the Railroad Commission of Texas. House: Energy Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective on 9/1/13
SB 941 83-0 (2013) Author: Davis, Wendy Relating to the adoption of rules by the Railroad Commission of Texas regulating the exploration for and production of natural gas in the unincorporated areas of certain counties. Senate: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
SB 942 83-0 (2013) Author: Davis, Wendy Relating to the creation and funding of the Railroad Commission of Texas operating account; providing a penalty. Senate: Finance Referred to s/c on Fiscal Matters by Chair
SB 1104 83-0 (2013) Author: Duncan, Robert Relating to the effect of rules and standards adopted by the Railroad Commission of Texas relating to the liquefied petroleum gas industry on ordinances, orders, or rules adopted by political subdivisions relating to that industry. Senate: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
SB 1295 83-0 (2013) Author: Davis, Wendy Relating to state agency purchasing. Senate: Government Organization Referred to Government Organization
SB 1462 83-0 (2013) Author: Duncan, Robert Relating to the power of the Railroad Commission of Texas to adopt and enforce safety standards and practices applicable to the transportation by pipeline of certain substances and to certain pipeline facilities. Senate: Natural Resources Left pending in committee
SB 1468 83-0 (2013) Author: Estes, Craig Relating to the qualifications of certain electric generation projects for programs designed to encourage the capture and utilization of carbon dioxide for use in enhanced oil recovery. Senate: Natural Resources Left pending in committee
SB 1625 83-0 (2013) Author: Davis, Wendy Relating to standards and procedures for determining whether a person who owns, operates, or manages a pipeline is a common carrier. Senate: State Affairs Left pending in committee
SB 1637 83-0 (2013) Author: Duncan, Robert Relating to the authority of the Railroad Commission of Texas to determine whether a person who owns, operates, or manages a pipeline is a common carrier. Senate: State Affairs Left pending in committee
SB 1749 83-0 (2013) Author: Uresti, Carlos Relating to the exemption of a water well from certain permitting by and compliance with rules of a groundwater conservation district. Senate: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
HB 173 82-0 (2011) Author: Veasey, Marc Relating to changing the name of the Railroad Commission of Texas to the Texas Oil and Gas Commission. House: Energy Resources Left pending in committee
HB 724 82-0 (2011) Author: Schwertner, Charles Relating to the abolition of the Alternative Fuels Research and Education Division program administered by the Railroad Commission of Texas. House: Energy Resources Left pending in committee
HB 849 82-0 (2011) Author: Miller, Sid | et. al.
Sponsor: Fraser, Troy
Relating to notice of an application for a permit to dispose of oil and gas waste in a commercial disposal well; creating an offense. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
No action taken in committee
HB 931 82-0 (2011) Author: Darby, Drew | et. al. Relating to the disposal of certain naturally occurring radioactive material waste resulting from the treatment of drinking water. House: Energy Resources Referred to Energy Resources
HB 966 82-0 (2011) Author: Murphy, Jim Relating to the consideration of pension and other postemployment benefits in establishing the rates of a gas utility. House: State Affairs Laid on the table subject to call
HB 1124 82-0 (2011) Author: Burnam, Lon Relating to safety requirements applicable to gas pipelines in certain counties. House: Energy Resources Left pending in committee
HB 1125 82-0 (2011) Author: Burnam, Lon Relating to a study regarding the odorization of natural gas transported in gathering and transmission lines located in populated areas. House: Energy Resources Left pending in committee
HB 1277 82-0 (2011) Author: Guillen, Ryan Relating to the requirement that certain excavation equipment have a decal to promote safety issued by the Texas Underground Facility Notification Corporation; providing an administrative penalty. House: Energy Resources Referred to Energy Resources
HB 1302 82-0 (2011) Author: Larson, Lyle Relating to the establishment of the Texas Energy and Communications Commission to consolidate the functions of the Public Utility Commission of Texas and the Railroad Commission of Texas. House: Energy Resources No action taken in committee
HB 1556 82-0 (2011) Author: Burnam, Lon Relating to a prohibition on the issuance of a drilling permit for an oil or gas well that is proposed to be located within a specified distance of a public school. House: Energy Resources Left pending in committee
HB 1968 82-0 (2011) Author: Chisum, Warren Relating to regulation of gas pipelines; providing penalties. House: Energy Resources Left pending in committee
HB 2001 82-0 (2011) Author: Burnam, Lon Relating to the exemption or tax reduction for certain high-cost gas. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HB 2087 82-0 (2011) Author: Craddick, Tom Relating to the allocation of production from a horizontal drainhole oil or gas well to an owner of a nonparticipating royalty interest in production from the well. House: Energy Resources Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 2125 82-0 (2011) Author: Parker, Tan | et. al. Relating to the priority of oil or gas well inspections by the Railroad Commission of Texas. House: Energy Resources Left pending in committee
HB 2126 82-0 (2011) Author: Parker, Tan Relating to the amount and use of an administrative penalty imposed by the Railroad Commission of Texas for certain violations that occur in certain populous natural gas producing counties. House: Energy Resources Left pending in committee
HB 2259 82-0 (2011) Author: Aliseda, Jose Relating to a drilling permit road fee for county repair and maintenance of public roads. House: Energy Resources Left pending in committee
HB 2289 82-0 (2011) Author: Crownover, Myra
Sponsor: Jackson, Mike
Relating to the authority of a gas corporation to use a public right-of-way along a railroad, a railroad right-of-way, an interurban railroad, or a street railroad. House: Energy Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective immediately
HB 2611 82-0 (2011) Author: Guillen, Ryan Relating to claims for and distribution of unclaimed land grant mineral proceeds. House: Business & Industry Placed on General State Calendar
HB 2663 82-0 (2011) Author: Chisum, Warren
Sponsor: Seliger, Kel
Relating to the effect of rules and standards adopted by the Railroad Commission of Texas relating to the liquefied petroleum gas industry on ordinances, orders, or rules adopted by political subdivisions relating to that industry. House: Energy Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective on 9/1/11
HB 2849 82-0 (2011) Author: Simpson, David Relating to the rights of an owner of the surface estate in land in connection with mineral exploration and production operations; providing administrative and criminal penalties. House: Energy Resources Referred to Energy Resources
HB 2870 82-0 (2011) Author: Harper-Brown, Linda | et. al. Relating to the elimination of certain required reports prepared by state agencies and institutions of higher education. House: Government Efficiency & Reform
Senate: Finance
Referred to Finance
HB 2939 82-0 (2011) Author: King, Tracy Relating to the annual reporting of groundwater use in activities related to the exploration or drilling for or production of oil or gas by owners or operators of oil and gas wells. House: Natural Resources Left pending in committee
HB 2963 82-0 (2011) Author: Crownover, Myra | et. al. Relating to deadlines for the Railroad Commission of Texas to review certain applications for surface coal mining operation permits. House: Energy Resources Laid on the table subject to call
HB 3106 82-0 (2011) Author: Keffer, Jim Relating to the abolition of the Railroad Commission of Texas, the creation of the Texas Oil and Gas Commission, and the transfer of the powers and duties of the railroad commission to the oil and gas commission. House: Energy Resources Referred to Energy Resources
HB 3134 82-0 (2011) Author: Crownover, Myra
Sponsor: Duncan, Robert
Relating to the plugging of inactive oil and gas wells. House: Energy Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective immediately
HB 3212 82-0 (2011) Author: Burnam, Lon Relating to the imposition of a fee on oil and gas waste disposed of by injection in a commercial injection well permitted by the Railroad Commission of Texas. House: Energy Resources Left pending in committee
HB 3241 82-0 (2011) Author: Lewis, Tryon Relating to the regulation of the location of oil and gas wells by a county in certain areas. House: Energy Resources Left pending in committee
HB 3328 82-0 (2011) Author: Keffer, Jim | et. al.
Sponsor: Fraser, Troy | et. al.
Relating to the disclosure of the composition of hydraulic fracturing fluids used in hydraulic fracturing treatments. House: Energy Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective on 9/1/11
HB 3449 82-0 (2011) Author: Christian, Wayne Relating to notice provided to certain local officials regarding the use of land application to treat and dispose of certain oil and gas waste. House: Environmental Regulation Referred to Environmental Regulation
HB 3460 82-0 (2011) Author: Crownover, Myra Relating to the filing with the state of well logs by operators of oil-related or gas-related wells; providing a penalty. House: Energy Resources Left pending in committee
HB 3586 82-0 (2011) Author: Taylor, Van | et. al. Relating to unit operations for oil, gas, or oil and gas production or carbon dioxide storage. House: Energy Resources Left pending in committee
HB 3749 82-0 (2011) Author: Oliveira, Rene Relating to establishing certain rights of an owner of the surface estate in land who does not own any interest in the mineral estate in the land in connection with the exploration for and production of the minerals. House: Energy Resources Left pending in committee
HB 3785 82-0 (2011) Author: Callegari, Bill Relating to a tax exemption for inactive oil and gas wells. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
SB 15 82-0 (2011) Author: Fraser, Troy Relating to state energy policy and the planning of energy development and utilization and to certain related electric power generation issues. House: State Affairs
Senate: Natural Resources
Left pending in committee
SB 105 82-0 (2011) Author: Davis, Wendy | et. al.
Sponsor: Keffer, Jim
Relating to a restriction on the formation into which certain commercial disposal wells permitted by the Railroad Commission of Texas may inject oil and gas waste. House: Energy Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Committee report sent to Calendars
SB 300 82-0 (2011) Author: Wentworth, Jeff Relating to changing the name of the Railroad Commission of Texas to the Texas Energy Commission. Senate: Government Organization Referred to Government Organization
SB 403 82-0 (2011) Author: Eltife, Kevin
Sponsor: Murphy, Jim
Relating to the consideration of pension and other postemployment benefits in establishing the rates of a gas utility. House: State Affairs
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective immediately
SB 652 82-0 (2011) Author: Hegar, Glenn
Sponsor: Bonnen, Dennis
Relating to governmental and certain quasi-governmental entities subject to the sunset review process. House: State Affairs
Senate: Government Organization
Effective immediately
SB 655 82-0 (2011) Author: Hegar, Glenn
Sponsor: Keffer, Jim
Relating to the continuation, functions, and name of the Railroad Commission of Texas. House: Energy Resources
Senate: Government Organization
House appoints conferees-reported
SB 668 82-0 (2011) Author: Wentworth, Jeff Relating to changing the name of the Railroad Commission of Texas to the Texas Oil and Gas Commission. Senate: Government Organization Referred to Government Organization
SB 745 82-0 (2011) Author: Davis, Wendy Relating to the regulation of saltwater pipelines by the Railroad Commission of Texas. Senate: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
SB 1049 82-0 (2011) Author: Davis, Wendy Relating to the disclosure of information regarding hydraulic fracturing treatment operations. Senate: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
SB 1135 82-0 (2011) Author: Hegar, Glenn Relating to regulation of gas pipelines; providing penalties. Senate: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
SB 1179 82-0 (2011) Author: Nelson, Jane
Sponsor: Harper-Brown, Linda
Relating to the elimination of certain required reports prepared by state agencies and institutions of higher education and other obsolete provisions of law. House: Government Efficiency & Reform
Senate: Finance
Effective immediately
SB 1293 82-0 (2011) Author: Hegar, Glenn | et. al.
Sponsor: Keffer, Jim
Relating to the amounts of administrative, civil, and criminal penalties for violations relating to certain pipelines. House: Energy Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Placed on General State Calendar
SB 1294 82-0 (2011) Author: Hegar, Glenn | et. al.
Sponsor: Keffer, Jim
Relating to the imposition of administrative penalties by the Railroad Commission of Texas. House: Energy Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Placed on General State Calendar
SB 1295 82-0 (2011) Author: Hegar, Glenn
Sponsor: Beck, Marva
Relating to the mining and reclamation of certain land previously affected by surface coal mining operations. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective immediately
SB 1296 82-0 (2011) Author: Hegar, Glenn
Sponsor: Lozano, J. M.
Relating to the use of proceeds of bonds and other financial security filed with the Railroad Commission of Texas by certain persons under the jurisdiction of the commission and deposited in the oil-field cleanup fund. House: Energy Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Committee report sent to Calendars
SB 1340 82-0 (2011) Author: Carona, John Relating to the creation of the Energy Efficiency Council and to statewide energy efficiency; providing penalties. Senate: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
SB 1478 82-0 (2011) Author: Hegar, Glenn
Sponsor: Crownover, Myra
Relating to deadlines for the Railroad Commission of Texas to review certain applications for surface coal mining operation permits. House: Energy Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective immediately
SB 1479 82-0 (2011) Author: Hegar, Glenn Relating to the coordination of uranium mining permitting activities by the Railroad Commission of Texas and the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality. Senate: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
SB 1633 82-0 (2011) Author: Davis, Wendy Relating to the adoption of rules by the Railroad Commission of Texas regulating the exploration for and production of natural gas in the unincorporated areas of certain counties. Senate: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
SB 1639 82-0 (2011) Author: Davis, Wendy Relating to certain exceptions and permits granted by the Railroad Commission. Senate: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
SB 1641 82-0 (2011) Author: Davis, Wendy Relating to the location for conducting certain hearings of the Railroad Commission of Texas. Senate: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
SB 1657 82-0 (2011) Author: Hinojosa, Juan Relating to claims for and distribution of unclaimed land grant mineral proceeds. Senate: Finance Referred to Finance
SB 1689 82-0 (2011) Author: Duncan, Robert | et. al. Relating to the process for refusing to renew an organization report for an operator that fails to plug an inactive oil or gas well. Senate: Natural Resources Co-author authorized
SB 1715 82-0 (2011) Author: Duncan, Robert Relating to regulation of the management and disposal of certain drinking water treatment residuals through underground injection. Senate: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
SB 1800 82-0 (2011) Author: Seliger, Kel Relating to the enforcement of the requirements regarding plugging of inactive oil or gas wells. Senate: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
SB 1869 82-0 (2011) Author: Davis, Wendy Relating to the creation, fines, and funding of the Railroad Commission of Texas operating account. Senate: Finance Referred to Finance
SB 1870 82-0 (2011) Author: Davis, Wendy Relating to the regulation of mineral interest pooling by the Railroad Commission of Texas. Senate: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
SB 1873 82-0 (2011) Author: Davis, Wendy Relating to the creation and funding of the well inspection fund. Senate: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
SB 1930 82-0 (2011) Author: Nelson, Jane | et. al. Relating to the disclosure of the composition of hydraulic fracturing fluids used in hydraulic fracturing treatments. Senate: Natural Resources Co-author authorized
HB 1 82-1 (2011) Author: Pitts, Jim Relating to certain state fiscal matters; providing penalties. House: Appropriations Left pending in committee
HB 82 82-1 (2011) Author: Taylor, Van Relating to unit operations for oil, gas, or oil and gas production or carbon dioxide storage. Filed
HR 197 82-1 (2011) Author: Pitts, Jim Suspending limitations on conference committee jurisdiction, S.B. No. 2. Reported enrolled
HR 232 82-1 (2011) Author: Pitts, Jim Suspending limitations on conference committee jurisdiction, S.B. No. 1. Reported enrolled
SB 1 82-1 (2011) Author: Duncan, Robert | et. al.
Sponsor: Pitts, Jim
Relating to certain state fiscal matters; providing penalties. House: Appropriations
Senate: Finance
See remarks for effective date
SB 2 82-1 (2011) Author: Ogden, Steve
Sponsor: Pitts, Jim
Appropriating money for the support of state government for the period beginning September 1, 2011, and ending August 31, 2013; and authorizing and prescribing conditions, limitations, rules, and procedures for allocating and expending the appropriated funds. House: Appropriations
Senate: Finance
Effective immediately
SB 36 82-1 (2011) Author: Ellis, Rodney | et. al. Relating to eligibility for the tax reduction for certain high-cost gas. Co-author authorized
SCR 5 82-1 (2011) Author: Duncan, Robert
Sponsor: Pitts, Jim
Instructing the enrolling clerk of the senate to make corrections in S.B. No. 1. Signed by the Governor
SR 105 82-1 (2011) Author: Ogden, Steve Suspending limitations on conference committee jurisdiction, S.B. No. 2. Reported enrolled
SR 130 82-1 (2011) Author: Duncan, Robert Suspending limitations on conference committee jurisdiction, S.B. No. 1. Reported enrolled
HB 499 81-0 (2009) Author: Orr, Rob Relating to changing the name of the Railroad Commission of Texas to the Texas Energy Commission. House: Energy Resources Left pending in committee
HB 569 81-0 (2009) Author: Miller, Sid | et. al. Relating to notice of an application for a permit to dispose of oil and gas waste in a commercial disposal well; creating an offense. House: Natural Resources Placed on General State Calendar
HB 1231 81-0 (2009) Author: Farabee, David | et. al. Relating to providing that the Railroad Commission of Texas is governed by a single railroad commissioner. House: Energy Resources Postponed
HB 1420 81-0 (2009) Author: Orr, Rob
Sponsor: Averitt, Kip
Relating to the regulation of the transportation of oil and gas drill cuttings; providing a criminal penalty. House: Energy Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Committee report printed and distributed
HB 1535 81-0 (2009) Author: Burnam, Lon | et. al. Relating to the requirement that gas corporations obtain a permit from the Railroad Commission of Texas before condemning property to construct certain gas pipelines. House: Energy Resources Left pending in committee
HB 1731 81-0 (2009) Author: Pitts, Jim | et. al.
Sponsor: Ogden, Steve | et. al.
Relating to money available for consumer incentive or rebate programs for alternatively fueled appliances or equipment. House: Energy Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective immediately
HB 1883 81-0 (2009) Author: Farabee, David
Sponsor: Averitt, Kip
Relating to the status of certain transporters of natural or synthetic gas and liquified natural gas marine terminals as gas utilities. House: Energy Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective on 9/1/09
HB 2254 81-0 (2009) Author: Hancock, Kelly Relating to the authority of a local government to prohibit the Railroad Commission of Texas or the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality from issuing a permit for a disposal well. House: Natural Resources Left pending in committee
HB 2259 81-0 (2009) Author: Crownover, Myra | et. al.
Sponsor: Duncan, Robert
Relating to the plugging of certain inactive oil or gas wells and to standards for electrical power lines serving certain oil and gas facilities. House: Energy Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective on 9/1/09
HB 2669 81-0 (2009) Author: Crownover, Myra | et. al. Relating to the implementation of projects involving the capture, injection, sequestration, or geologic storage of carbon dioxide. House: Environmental Regulation Laid on the table subject to call
HB 2811 81-0 (2009) Author: Hardcastle, Rick | et. al. Relating to the implementation of and incentives for projects involving the capture, transportation, injection, sequestration, geologic storage, or abatement of carbon dioxide. House: Energy Resources Reported favorably as substituted
HB 2987 81-0 (2009) Author: Phillips, Larry Relating to a nonsubstantive revision of statutes relating to railroads; including conforming amendments. House: State Affairs Laid on the table subject to call
HB 3292 81-0 (2009) Author: Crownover, Myra | et. al. Relating to an increase in the fee for natural gas pipeline safety inspections. House: Energy Resources Considered in Local & Consent Calendars
HB 3332 81-0 (2009) Author: Merritt, Tommy Relating to an exemption from the oil severance tax for oil produced from certain low-producing wells. House: Ways & Means Left pending in committee
HB 3410 81-0 (2009) Author: Chisum, Warren Relating to costs incurred by certain persons in relation to complaints filed with the Railroad Commission of Texas against gas utilities. House: Energy Resources Left pending in committee
HB 3781 81-0 (2009) Author: Shelton, Mark Relating to the resolution of disputes pertaining to the urban drilling of certain oil or gas wells. House: Energy Resources Left pending in committee
HB 3863 81-0 (2009) Author: Keffer, Jim Relating to transportation access plans for certain facilities permitted by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality or the Railroad Commission of Texas. House: County Affairs Comm. report sent to Local & Consent Calendar
HB 4026 81-0 (2009) Author: Christian, Wayne Relating to the application of new requirements for Class II injection wells to be adopted by the Railroad Commission of Texas. House: Energy Resources Left pending in committee
HB 4027 81-0 (2009) Author: Christian, Wayne Relating to limitations on the location of Class II injection wells. House: Energy Resources Left pending in committee
HB 4028 81-0 (2009) Author: Christian, Wayne Relating to testing requirements for certain commercial injection wells. House: Energy Resources Left pending in committee
HB 4247 81-0 (2009) Author: Keffer, Jim
Sponsor: Averitt, Kip
Relating to the use of the proceeds of cash deposits filed with the Railroad Commission of Texas by certain persons under the jurisdiction of the commission and deposited in the oil-field cleanup fund. House: Energy Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Committee report printed and distributed
HB 4441 81-0 (2009) Author: Gonzalez Toureilles, Yvonne Relating to the authority of the Railroad Commission of Texas to establish standards regarding certain pipelines and appurtenant facilities. House: Energy Resources Referred to Energy Resources
HB 4654 81-0 (2009) Author: Chisum, Warren Relating to the authority of a county or municipality to regulate the drilling of oil and gas wells. House: Energy Resources Left pending in committee
HCR 256 81-0 (2009) Author: Hughes, Bryan Granting Gulf Energy Exploration Corp. permission to sue the Railroad Commission of Texas. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Referred to Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
HJR 62 81-0 (2009) Author: Farabee, David | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment to provide that the Railroad Commission of Texas is governed by a single elected railroad commissioner. House: Energy Resources Record vote
SB 16 81-0 (2009) Author: Averitt, Kip | et. al.
Sponsor: Cook, Byron
Relating to the enhancement of air quality, including the capture and storage of carbon dioxide and development of a greenhouse gas registry, the development of emissions reduction technologies, and the improvement of energy efficiency in buildings, vehicles, and appliances. House: Environmental Regulation
Senate: Natural Resources
Placed on Major State Calendar
SB 341 81-0 (2009) Author: Wentworth, Jeff Relating to changing the name of the Railroad Commission of Texas to the Texas Energy Commission. House: Energy Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Referred to Energy Resources
SB 752 81-0 (2009) Author: Davis, Wendy | et. al.
Sponsor: Hancock, Kelly
Relating to a restriction on the formation in which certain commercial disposal wells permitted by the Railroad Commission of Texas may inject oil and gas waste. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Returned to Local & Consent Calendars Comm.
SB 1378 81-0 (2009) Author: Duncan, Robert | et. al. Relating to the responsibility of oil and gas well operators with regard to plugging inactive oil or gas wells and to ensuring the proper connection of electric lines. House: Energy Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Referred to Energy Resources
SB 1387 81-0 (2009) Author: Seliger, Kel
Sponsor: Crownover, Myra
Relating to the implementation of projects involving the capture, injection, sequestration, or geologic storage of carbon dioxide. House: Environmental Regulation
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective on 9/1/09
SB 1540 81-0 (2009) Author: Carona, John
Sponsor: Phillips, Larry
Relating to a nonsubstantive revision of statutes relating to railroads; including conforming amendments. House: State Affairs
Senate: Administration
Effective on . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
SB 1658 81-0 (2009) Author: Averitt, Kip
Sponsor: Crownover, Myra
Relating to an increase in the fee for natural gas pipeline safety inspections. House: Energy Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective on 9/1/09
SB 2111 81-0 (2009) Author: Averitt, Kip
Sponsor: Hardcastle, Rick
Relating to the implementation of and incentives for projects involving the capture, transportation, injection, sequestration, geologic storage, or abatement of carbon dioxide; providing for the issuance of bonds. House: Energy Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Placed on General State Calendar
SB 2143 81-0 (2009) Author: Duncan, Robert Relating to the authority of the Railroad Commission of Texas to determine whether certain transporters of natural or synthetic gas are gas utilities. Senate: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
SB 2401 81-0 (2009) Author: Davis, Wendy Relating to detecting and repairing leakage from natural gas pipelines. Senate: Natural Resources Left pending in committee
SCR 72 81-0 (2009) Author: Wentworth, Jeff
Sponsor: Hughes, Bryan
Granting Gulf Energy Exploration Corporation permission to sue the Railroad Commission of Texas. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: Jurisprudence
Signed by the Governor
HB 651 80-0 (2007) Author: Hartnett, Will Relating to the jurisdiction of the railroad commission over gas utilities in certain municipalities. House: Energy Resources Referred to Energy Resources
HB 2232 80-0 (2007) Author: Corte, Jr., Frank Relating to the amount of an administrative penalty assessed by the Railroad Commission of Texas for a violation of the Texas Surface Coal Mining and Reclamation Act or a permit issued under that act. House: Energy Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Referred to Natural Resources
HB 2654 80-0 (2007) Author: Puente, Robert
Sponsor: Duncan, Robert
Relating to the regulation of the use of an injection well to inject nonhazardous brine from a desalination operation or to inject nonhazardous drinking water treatment residuals. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective on 9/1/07
HB 2924 80-0 (2007) Author: Keffer, Jim Relating to the regulation of natural gas pipelines and natural gas gathering service. House: Energy Resources Left pending in committee
HB 3273 80-0 (2007) Author: Crownover, Myra
Sponsor: Averitt, Kip
Relating to the powers and duties of the Railroad Commission of Texas; providing an administrative penalty. House: Energy Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective on 9/1/07
HB 3791 80-0 (2007) Author: Chisum, Warren Relating to reclamation plan improvements under the Surface Coal Mining and Reclamation Act. House: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
HB 3835 80-0 (2007) Author: Gonzalez Toureilles, Yvonne Relating to information provided to the Railroad Commission of Texas and certain groundwater conservation districts by applicants for in situ uranium mining permits. House: Environmental Regulation Referred to Environmental Regulation
HB 3929 80-0 (2007) Author: Crownover, Myra
Sponsor: Averitt, Kip
Relating to the funding of the Alternative Fuels Research and Education Division of the Railroad Commission of Texas. House: Energy Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Not again placed on intent calendar
SB 1013 80-0 (2007) Author: Jackson, Mike
Sponsor: Hardcastle, Rick
Relating to the authority of the Railroad Commission of Texas to regulate warning signs appurtenant to certain pipeline facilities; providing an administrative penalty. House: Energy Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Placed on General State Calendar
SB 1343 80-0 (2007) Author: Duncan, Robert Relating to the regulation of the use of an injection well to inject nonhazardous brine from a desalination operation or to inject nonhazardous drinking water treatment residuals. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Referred to Natural Resources
SB 1574 80-0 (2007) Author: Duncan, Robert
Sponsor: Hardcastle, Rick
Relating to the regulation by the Railroad Commission of Texas of the use of the surface of land in connection with certain activities associated with the exploration, development, or production of oil or gas. House: Energy Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Placed on General State Calendar
SB 1670 80-0 (2007) Author: Averitt, Kip
Sponsor: Crownover, Myra
Relating to certificates of compliance issued by the Railroad Commission of Texas to owners or operators of certain wells subject to the jurisdiction of the commission. House: Energy Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective on 9/1/07
HB 380 79-0 (2005) Author: West, George
Sponsor: Armbrister, Kenneth
Relating to oil and gas well plugging insurance policies. House: Energy Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective immediately
HB 471 79-0 (2005) Author: West, George Relating to the authority of a gas utility to implement a rate change by posting a bond. House: Energy Resources Left pending in committee
HB 472 79-0 (2005) Author: West, George
Sponsor: Armbrister, Kenneth
Relating to annual fees imposed by the Railroad Commission of Texas in connection with surface coal mining and reclamation operations. House: Energy Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective on 9/1/05
HB 473 79-0 (2005) Author: West, George
Sponsor: Armbrister, Kenneth
Relating to examinations for licenses to engage in certain liquefied petroleum gas-related activities. House: Energy Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective on 9/1/05
HB 474 79-0 (2005) Author: West, George | et. al.
Sponsor: Armbrister, Kenneth
Relating to the duty of a gas utility to report certain transactions to the Railroad Commission of Texas. House: Energy Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective on 9/1/05
HB 475 79-0 (2005) Author: West, George Relating to the exemption of the sale of certain liquefied petroleum gas containers from the liquefied petroleum gas-related activities for which a person is required to obtain a license from the Railroad Commission of Texas. House: Energy Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Referred to Natural Resources
HB 484 79-0 (2005) Author: West, George
Sponsor: Armbrister, Kenneth
Relating to the filing of electric logs with the Railroad Commission of Texas. House: Energy Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective on 9/1/05
HB 773 79-0 (2005) Author: West, George
Sponsor: Armbrister, Kenneth
Relating to certain purchases by the Railroad Commission of Texas. House: Energy Resources
Senate: Government Organization
Effective on 9/1/05
HB 821 79-0 (2005) Author: Keffer, Jim | et. al. Relating to the regulation of transportation services for natural gas. House: Energy Resources Left pending in committee
HB 872 79-0 (2005) Author: West, George
Sponsor: Armbrister, Kenneth
Relating to the rates and fees related to pipeline inspection and gas utility services. House: Energy Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective on 9/1/05
HB 987 79-0 (2005) Author: Chisum, Warren Relating to costs incurred by certain persons in relation to complaints filed with the Railroad Commission of Texas against gas utilities. House: Energy Resources Left pending in committee
HB 1078 79-0 (2005) Author: West, George | et. al. Relating to changing the name of the Railroad Commission of Texas to the Texas Energy Commission. House: Energy Resources Left pending in committee
HB 1161 79-0 (2005) Author: Farabee, David
Sponsor: Armbrister, Kenneth
Relating to the provision of certain information to owners of oil or gas royalty interests by the Railroad Commission of Texas. House: Energy Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective on 9/1/05
HB 1202 79-0 (2005) Author: West, George Relating to severance tax credits for continued production from certain low-producing gas wells and oil leases. House: Energy Resources Comm. report sent to Local & Consent Calendar
HB 1301 79-0 (2005) Author: Nixon, Joe Relating to reimbursement of costs incurred in certain proceedings before the Railroad Commission of Texas. House: Energy Resources Referred to Energy Resources
HB 1564 79-0 (2005) Author: Farabee, David Relating to the use of money in the oil-field cleanup fund. House: Energy Resources Left pending in committee
HB 1702 79-0 (2005) Author: Van Arsdale, Corbin | et. al. Relating to transferring the powers and duties over railroads from the Railroad Commission of Texas to the Texas Department of Transportation. House: Energy Resources Referred to Energy Resources
HB 1816 79-0 (2005) Author: West, George
Sponsor: Shapiro, Florence
Relating to the transfer of powers and duties over railroads from the Railroad Commission of Texas to the Texas Department of Transportation. House: Energy Resources
Senate: Transportation & Homeland Security
Senate Amendments printed and distributed
HB 2020 79-0 (2005) Author: West, George Relating to the transfer of the state energy conservation office to the Railroad Commission of Texas. House: Energy Resources Referred to Energy Resources
HB 2054 79-0 (2005) Author: Crownover, Myra Relating to the regulation of gas production by the Railroad Commission of Texas. House: Energy Resources Left pending in committee
HB 2055 79-0 (2005) Author: Crownover, Myra Relating to the regulation of oil production by the Railroad Commission of Texas. House: Energy Resources Left pending in committee
HB 2161 79-0 (2005) Author: West, George
Sponsor: Seliger, Kel
Relating to the power of the Railroad Commission of Texas to adopt and enforce safety standards and practices applicable to the transportation by pipeline of certain substances and to certain pipeline facilities, the provision of severance tax credits and exemptions and other incentives and procedures for producing oil or gas from certain wells or plugging wells, and the procedure for computing severance taxes in connection with certain gas sales; imposing an administrative penalty. House: Energy Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
See remarks for effective date
HB 2172 79-0 (2005) Author: West, George
Sponsor: Seliger, Kel
Relating to eligibility for a license or registration for an exemption to engage in liquefied petroleum gas-related activities and to disciplinary action against licensees and registrants. House: Energy Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective on 9/1/05
HB 2439 79-0 (2005) Author: West, George Relating to the enforcement of the laws governing plugging of abandoned oil and gas wells and preventing, controlling, or cleaning up oil and gas wastes or other substances or materials regulated by the Railroad Commission of Texas. House: Energy Resources Left pending in committee
HB 2440 79-0 (2005) Author: West, George
Sponsor: Armbrister, Kenneth
Relating to the regulation by the Railroad Commission of Texas of activities associated with multiple accumulations of hydrocarbons from which production by commingling of hydrocarbons is authorized. House: Energy Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective immediately
HB 2482 79-0 (2005) Author: West, George Relating to the financial security requirements for certain operators of oil and gas wells. House: Energy Resources Failed to receive affirmative vote in comm.
HB 2586 79-0 (2005) Author: Hilderbran, Harvey Relating to a requirement that a common carrier or pipeline owner or operator report contamination. House: Energy Resources Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 2881 79-0 (2005) Author: Keffer, Bill Relating to remedies for environmental injuries caused by oil- and gas-related activities under the jurisdiction of the Railroad Commission of Texas. House: Energy Resources Left pending in committee
HB 2982 79-0 (2005) Author: West, George Relating to the transfer of the regulation of injection wells used for in situ uranium mining or for the disposal of waste from in situ uranium mining from the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality to the Railroad Commission of Texas. House: Energy Resources Comm. report sent to Local & Consent Calendar
HB 2984 79-0 (2005) Author: West, George
Sponsor: Armbrister, Kenneth
Relating to the composition of and use of money in the oil-field cleanup fund. House: Energy Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
No action taken in committee
HB 2986 79-0 (2005) Author: West, George Relating to the informal resolution of certain proceedings conducted by the Railroad Commission of Texas. House: Energy Resources Postponed
HB 3059 79-0 (2005) Author: Howard, Charlie Relating to the regulation of structural clay and brick raw materials extraction operations; providing an administrative penalty. House: Energy Resources Referred to Energy Resources
HCR 225 79-0 (2005) Author: West, George
Sponsor: Nelson, Jane
Recalling H.B. No. 872 from the Secretary of the Senate. Signed by the Governor
HCR 227 79-0 (2005) Author: West, George Recalling H.B. No. 872 from the senate to the house for further consideration. Filed
HJR 42 79-0 (2005) Author: Van Arsdale, Corbin Proposing a constitutional amendment to change the name of the Railroad Commission to the Energy Commission. House: Energy Resources Referred to Energy Resources
HJR 88 79-0 (2005) Author: Farabee, David Proposing a constitutional amendment to provide that the Railroad Commission of Texas is governed by a single elected railroad commissioner. House: Energy Resources Left pending in committee
SB 576 79-0 (2005) Author: Armbrister, Kenneth Relating to certain purchases by the Railroad Commission of Texas. Senate: Government Organization Referred to Government Organization
SB 949 79-0 (2005) Author: Armbrister, Kenneth Relating to the informal resolution of certain proceedings conducted by the Railroad Commission of Texas. Senate: Natural Resources Not again placed on intent calendar
SB 1166 79-0 (2005) Author: Armbrister, Kenneth
Sponsor: West, George
Relating to the enforcement of the laws governing plugging of abandoned oil and gas wells and preventing, controlling, or cleaning up oil and gas wastes or other substances or materials regulated by the Railroad Commission of Texas and to incentives for continued production from certain oil and gas wells; providing penalties. House: Energy Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Committee report sent to Calendars
SB 1169 79-0 (2005) Author: Armbrister, Kenneth Relating to the authority and financing of the Railroad Commission of Texas in relation to gas utilities. Senate: Natural Resources No action taken in committee
SB 1170 79-0 (2005) Author: Armbrister, Kenneth
Sponsor: Crownover, Myra
Relating to the regulation of gas production by the Railroad Commission of Texas. House: Energy Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective immediately
SB 1175 79-0 (2005) Author: Armbrister, Kenneth
Sponsor: Crownover, Myra
Relating to the regulation of oil and gas production by the Railroad Commission of Texas. House: Energy Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective immediately
SB 1366 79-0 (2005) Author: Estes, Craig Relating to implementing a clean coal project in this state. Senate: Natural Resources Committee report printed and distributed
SB 1382 79-0 (2005) Author: Shapiro, Florence Relating to the reorganization of the Railroad Commission of Texas, including changing the name of the agency to the Texas Energy Commission and transferring powers and duties from and to the agency. House: Energy Resources
Senate: Government Organization
Referred to Energy Resources
SB 1698 79-0 (2005) Author: Averitt, Kip Relating to fees and penalties for oil and gas operations. House: Energy Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Referred to Energy Resources
SB 1755 79-0 (2005) Author: Eltife, Kevin Relating to costs incurred by certain persons in relation to complaints filed with the Railroad Commission of Texas against gas utilities. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SJR 35 79-0 (2005) Author: Shapiro, Florence Proposing a constitutional amendment to change the name of the Railroad Commission of Texas to the Texas Energy Commission. Senate: Government Organization Referred to Government Organization
HB 118 79-1 (2005) Author: Bonnen, Dennis Relating to responsibilities of certain state agencies concerning radioactive substances; imposing fees and surcharges. House: Environmental Regulation Referred to Environmental Regulation
SB 39 79-1 (2005) Author: Duncan, Robert Relating to responsibilities of certain state agencies concerning radioactive substances; imposing fees and surcharges; providing administrative and civil penalties. Senate: Natural Resources Committee report printed and distributed
SB 40 79-2 (2005) Author: Duncan, Robert Relating to responsibilities of certain state agencies concerning radioactive substances; imposing fees and surcharges. Senate: Natural Resources Received from the Senate
HB 149 79-3 (2006) Author: Chisum, Warren | et. al.
Sponsor: Averitt, Kip
Relating to the ownership and use of carbon dioxide captured by a clean coal project. House: Energy Resources
Senate: Finance
Effective on . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
SB 2 79-3 (2006) Author: Averitt, Kip Relating to the ownership and use of carbon dioxide captured by a clean coal project. Senate: Finance No action taken in committee
SCR 12 79-3 (2006) Author: Averitt, Kip
Sponsor: Chisum, Warren
Recalling H.B. No. 149 from the House. Signed by the Governor
HB 2 78-0 (2003) Author: Swinford, David | et. al. Relating to the reorganization of, efficiency in, and other reform measures applying to state government. House: Government Reform Placed on Major State Calendar
HB 1185 78-0 (2003) Author: Chisum, Warren Relating to the contents of a plan for the assessment or testing of a pipeline. House: Energy Resources Referred to Energy Resources
HB 1192 78-0 (2003) Author: West, George
Sponsor: Armbrister, Kenneth
Relating to the purchase of vehicles using alternative fuels by the Railroad Commission of Texas. House: Energy Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective immediately
HB 1193 78-0 (2003) Author: West, George
Sponsor: Armbrister, Kenneth
Relating to the annual gas utility report made by the Railroad Commission of Texas to the governor. House: Energy Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective immediately
HB 1194 78-0 (2003) Author: West, George
Sponsor: Armbrister, Kenneth
Relating to pipeline safety fees. House: Energy Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective on 9/1/03
HB 1195 78-0 (2003) Author: West, George
Sponsor: Armbrister, Kenneth
Relating to the fee for a reissued certificate of compliance for an oil lease or gas well. House: Energy Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective on 9/1/03
HB 1342 78-0 (2003) Author: Goolsby, Tony Relating to the authority of the Public Utility Commission of Texas or the Railroad Commission of Texas to conduct a closed meeting to deliberate a security threat, disaster, or energy emergency. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 1512 78-0 (2003) Author: West, George
Sponsor: Armbrister, Kenneth
Relating to meetings to exchange information regarding emergency management plans relating to pipeline safety. House: Energy Resources
Senate: Infrastructure Development and Security
Effective on 9/1/03
HB 1931 78-0 (2003) Author: Capelo, Jaime | et. al.
Sponsor: Williams, Tommy
Relating to pipeline safety emergency response plans and the requirements governing notification of pipeline construction and operation. House: Energy Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective immediately
HB 2020 78-0 (2003) Author: Farabee, David | et. al.
Sponsor: Duncan, Robert
Relating to financial security requirements for certain persons performing operations within the jurisdiction of the Railroad Commission of Texas. House: Energy Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
House adopts conf. comm. report-reported
HB 2021 78-0 (2003) Author: Farabee, David
Sponsor: Armbrister, Kenneth
Relating to the bankruptcy notice required to be filed by a regulated oil and gas entity. House: Energy Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective on 9/1/03
HB 2305 78-0 (2003) Author: Howard, Charlie Relating to the regulation of structural clay and brick raw materials extraction operations; providing an administrative penalty. House: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
HB 2444 78-0 (2003) Author: West, George
Sponsor: Armbrister, Kenneth
Relating to certain purchases by the Railroad Commission of Texas. House: State Affairs
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective on 9/1/03
HB 2596 78-0 (2003) Author: Homer, Mark Relating to the abolishment of the Public Utility Commission of Texas and to the transfer of its powers and duties to the Railroad Commission of Texas. House: Government Reform Referred to Government Reform
HB 2846 78-0 (2003) Author: Farabee, David
Sponsor: Fraser, Troy
Relating to the authority of the State Office of Administrative Hearings to conduct certain hearings over which the Railroad Commission of Texas has jurisdiction. House: Energy Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective immediately
HB 2847 78-0 (2003) Author: Farabee, David
Sponsor: Jackson, Mike
Relating to the transfer of the powers, duties, and functions under the Texas Aggregate Quarry and Pit Safety Act from the railroad commission to the department of transportation. House: County Affairs
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective on 9/1/03
HB 2848 78-0 (2003) Author: Farabee, David Relating to transferring power and authority over railroads from the Railroad Commission of Texas to the Texas Department of Transportation and renaming the Railroad Commission of Texas as the Texas Energy Commission. House: Government Reform Referred to Government Reform
HB 3002 78-0 (2003) Author: Swinford, David Relating to the fees of, and other financial matters applying to, state governmental entities. House: Government Reform Left pending in committee
HB 3431 78-0 (2003) Author: Rodriguez, Eddie Relating to promoting economic development by accelerating the commercialization of the fuel cell industry in Texas through a statewide demonstration incentive program, a temporary tax exemption, leveraging federal funds, coordination of research and development, and market analysis. House: Regulated Industries Referred to Regulated Industries
HB 3442 78-0 (2003) Author: Pickett, Joseph
Sponsor: Averitt, Kip
Relating to certain expenditures, charges, and other financial matters of certain governmental entities. House: Appropriations
Senate: Finance
Effective on 9/1/03
HJR 73 78-0 (2003) Author: West, George Proposing a constitutional amendment to provide that the Railroad Commission of Texas is governed by a five-member commission, two of whom are appointed by the governor. House: Government Reform Referred to Government Reform
HJR 76 78-0 (2003) Author: Swinford, David Proposing a constitutional amendment to provide that the Railroad Commission of Texas is governed by a single elected railroad commissioner. House: Government Reform Left pending in committee
HR 1850 78-0 (2003) Author: Pickett, Joseph Suspending limitations on conference committee jurisdiction, H.B. No. 3442. Reported enrolled
SB 508 78-0 (2003) Author: Ellis, Rodney Relating to planning and reporting requirements for gas utilities regarding workforce diversity and opportunities for small and historically underutilized businesses. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 980 78-0 (2003) Author: Wentworth, Jeff Relating to the authority of the Public Utility Commission of Texas or the Railroad Commission of Texas to conduct a closed meeting to deliberate a security threat or disaster. Senate: Infrastructure Development and Security Left pending in subcommittee
SB 1048 78-0 (2003) Author: Ellis, Rodney Relating to the abolition of the Public Utility Commission of Texas and the Railroad Commission of Texas, the creation of the Texas Energy and Communications Commission, and the transfer of the powers and duties of the public utility commission and the railroad commission to the energy and communications commission and other state agencies. Senate: Government Organization No action taken in committee
SB 1385 78-0 (2003) Author: Armbrister, Kenneth Relating to the bankruptcy notice required to be filed by a regulated oil and gas entity. Senate: Natural Resources Left pending in committee
SB 1408 78-0 (2003) Author: Duncan, Robert Relating to financial security requirements for certain persons performing operations within the jurisdiction of the Railroad Commission of Texas. Senate: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
SB 1438 78-0 (2003) Author: Duncan, Robert | et. al. Relating to costs incurred by certain persons in relation to complaints filed with the Railroad Commission of Texas against gas utilities. Senate: Natural Resources Left pending in committee
SB 1484 78-0 (2003) Author: Ogden, Steve
Sponsor: West, George
Relating to the acceptance of organization reports and permit applications and approval of certificates of compliance by the Railroad Commission of Texas. House: Energy Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective immediately
SB 1657 78-0 (2003) Author: Madla, Frank Relating to the promulgation of rules regarding the construction and maintenance of walkway standards. Senate: Natural Resources No action taken in committee
SB 1863 78-0 (2003) Author: Bivins, Teel Relating to statutory authority to reduce appropriations made by the legislature to certain governmental entities. Senate: Finance Referred to Finance
HB 34 78-1 (2003) Author: Keffer, Jim Relating to financial security requirements for certain persons performing operations within the jurisdiction of the Railroad Commission of Texas. House: Energy Resources Referred to Energy Resources
HB 2438 77-0 (2001) Author: Merritt, Tommy Relating to transferring administrative hearings performed by the Railroad Commission of Texas to the State Office of Administrative Hearings. House: Energy Resources Referred to Energy Resources
HB 2872 77-0 (2001) Author: Uher, D.R. Relating to the emergency cleanup of oil and gas wastes or other substances or materials by the Railroad Commission of Texas. House: Energy Resources Laid on the table subject to call
HB 3018 77-0 (2001) Author: Chisum, Warren | et. al. Relating to the continuation and functions of the Railroad Commission of Texas. House: Energy Resources Left pending in committee
HB 3217 77-0 (2001) Author: Lewis, Ron Relating to the voluntary cleanup program of the Railroad Commission of Texas. House: Energy Resources Referred to Energy Resources
HB 3218 77-0 (2001) Author: Lewis, Ron Relating to the statutory lien that arises when an abandoned well has not been timely plugged. House: Energy Resources Referred to Energy Resources
HB 3426 77-0 (2001) Author: Merritt, Tommy Relating to the transfer of responsibility for responding to and cleaning up certain oil discharges in coastal areas to the Railroad Commission of Texas. House: Energy Resources Referred to Energy Resources
HB 3427 77-0 (2001) Author: Merritt, Tommy Relating to the composition of the oil-field cleanup fund, the amounts of certain fees deposited to the credit of the fund, and the use of money in the fund. House: Energy Resources Referred to Energy Resources
HB 3429 77-0 (2001) Author: Merritt, Tommy Relating to a transfer of the Railroad Commission of Texas' powers and duties regarding regulation of gas utilities to the Public Utility Commission of Texas. House: Energy Resources Referred to Energy Resources
SB 310 77-0 (2001) Author: Harris, Chris
Sponsor: Chisum, Warren | et. al.
Relating to the continuation and functions of the Railroad Commission of Texas. House: Energy Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
See remarks for effective date
SB 946 77-0 (2001) Author: Brown, J. E. Relating to the statutory lien that arises when an abandoned well has not been timely plugged. House: Energy Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Referred to Energy Resources
SB 1334 77-0 (2001) Author: Brown, J. E. Relating to the voluntary cleanup program of the Railroad Commission of Texas. Senate: Natural Resources Not again placed on intent calendar
SB 1338 77-0 (2001) Author: Ogden, Steve
Sponsor: West, George
Relating to the authority of the Railroad Commission of Texas to regulate oil and gas NORM waste. House: Environmental Regulation
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective immediately
SB 1792 77-0 (2001) Author: Ogden, Steve Relating to the Natural Gas Policy Act application fee. House: Energy Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Referred to Energy Resources
SCR 75 77-0 (2001) Author: Harris, Chris
Sponsor: Chisum, Warren
Instructing the enrolling clerk of the senate to make corrections in S.B. No. 310. Signed by the Governor
HB 590 76-0 (1999) Author: West, George Relating to the repeal of the expiration of certain fees imposed by the Railroad Commission of Texas. House: Energy Resources Laid on the table subject to call
HB 603 76-0 (1999) Author: Siebert, Bill | et. al. Relating to the abolition of the Public Utility Commission of Texas and to the transfer of its powers and duties to the Railroad Commission of Texas. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 2809 76-0 (1999) Author: Swinford, David
Sponsor: Bivins, Teel
Relating to requiring a grain transportation study. House: Agriculture & Livestock
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective immediately
HB 3003 76-0 (1999) Author: Lewis, Ron Relating to the recovery by the Railroad Commission of Texas of well plugging and oil field cleanup costs incurred by the commission. House: Energy Resources Companion considered in lieu of in committee
HB 3004 76-0 (1999) Author: Lewis, Ron Relating to the lien of the Railroad Commission of Texas on well-site equipment to secure the cost of plugging an oil or gas well. House: Energy Resources Companion considered in lieu of in committee
HB 3005 76-0 (1999) Author: Lewis, Ron Relating to the reimbursement of the Railroad Commission of Texas for costs incurred by the commission in relation to violations relating to safety or the prevention or control of pollution. House: Energy Resources Companion considered in lieu of in committee
HB 3006 76-0 (1999) Author: Lewis, Ron Relating to the imposition of an administrative penalty by the Railroad Commission of Texas for taking certain actions regarding false applications, reports, and documents and for tampering with gauges. House: Energy Resources Companion considered in lieu of in committee
HB 3104 76-0 (1999) Author: Merritt, Tommy Relating to the ineligibility of a railroad commissioner to become a candidate for another public office. House: State Affairs Postponed
HB 3312 76-0 (1999) Author: Merritt, Tommy Relating to the transfer of responsibility for responding to and cleaning up certain oil discharges in coastal areas to the Railroad Commission of Texas. House: Energy Resources Left pending in committee
HB 3444 76-0 (1999) Author: Lewis, Ron
Sponsor: Fraser, Troy
Relating to the deposit to the credit of the oil-field cleanup fund of certain fees and penalties collected by the Railroad Commission of Texas. House: Energy Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective on 9/1/99
HB 3719 76-0 (1999) Author: Merritt, Tommy Relating to collection of fees on the delivery of certain petroleum productions, the allocation of fees on the delivery of certain petroleum products to the oil-field cleanup fund, the reduction of certain fees by the Railroad Commission of Texas, the use of money in the oil-field cleanup fund to implement the provisions of Chapter 40 of the Natural Resources Code that relate to activities under the jurisdiction of the Railroad Commission of Texas, and the repeal of the expiration of certain fees imposed by the Railroad Commission of Texas. House: Energy Resources Left pending in committee
HB 3751 76-0 (1999) Author: Lewis, Ron Relating to the creation of an administrative penalty for certain violations relating to the production of oil and gas. House: Energy Resources Companion considered in lieu of in committee
HB 3753 76-0 (1999) Author: Lewis, Ron Relating to registering pipeline operators with the Railroad Commission of Texas. House: Energy Resources Companion considered in lieu of in committee
HCR 155 76-0 (1999) Author: Swinford, David Urging the Railroad Commission of Texas and the governor of Texas to review recommendations by the Railroad Advisory Committee regarding service by rail carriers. House: Transportation Left pending in committee
SB 115 76-0 (1999) Author: Brown, J. E.
Sponsor: West, George
Relating to the repeal of the expiration of certain fees imposed by the Railroad Commission of Texas. House: Energy Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective in 90 days -- 8/30/99
SB 812 76-0 (1999) Author: Brown, J. E.
Sponsor: Lewis, Ron
Relating to the recovery by the Railroad Commission of Texas of well plugging and oil field cleanup costs incurred by the commission. House: Energy Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective immediately
SB 813 76-0 (1999) Author: Brown, J. E.
Sponsor: Lewis, Ron
Relating to the lien of the Railroad Commission of Texas on well-site equipment to secure the cost of plugging an oil or gas well. House: Energy Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective in 90 days -- 8/30/99
SB 814 76-0 (1999) Author: Brown, J. E.
Sponsor: Lewis, Ron
Relating to the reimbursement of the Railroad Commission of Texas for costs incurred by the commission in relation to violations relating to safety or the prevention or control of pollution. House: Energy Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective in 90 days -- 8/30/99
SB 815 76-0 (1999) Author: Brown, J. E.
Sponsor: Lewis, Ron
Relating to the imposition of an administrative penalty by the Railroad Commission of Texas for taking certain actions regarding false applications, reports, and documents and for tampering with gauges. House: Energy Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective in 90 days -- 8/30/99
SB 1070 76-0 (1999) Author: Bivins, Teel
Sponsor: Lewis, Ron
Relating to the creation of an administrative penalty for certain violations relating to the production of oil and gas. House: Energy Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective on 9/1/99
SB 1264 76-0 (1999) Author: Madla, Frank Relating to municipal regulation of and fee assessment for the use of a public right-of-way. Senate: Economic Development Referred to Economic Development
SB 1297 76-0 (1999) Author: Brown, J. E.
Sponsor: Lewis, Ron
Relating to registering pipeline operators with the Railroad Commission of Texas. House: Energy Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective immediately
SB 1403 76-0 (1999) Author: Fraser, Troy Relating to the deposit to the credit of the oil-field cleanup fund of certain fees and penalties collected by the Railroad Commission of Texas. Senate: Natural Resources Committee report printed and distributed
SB 1459 76-0 (1999) Author: Cain, David Relating to the abolishment of the Public Utility Commission of Texas and the transfer of its powers and duties to the Railroad Commission of Texas. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 1127 75-0 (1997) Author: Thompson, Senfronia Relating to providing that the Railroad Commission of Texas be governed by a single elected railroad commissioner. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 1999 75-0 (1997) Author: Merritt, Tommy
Sponsor: Bivins, Teel
Relating to the disposition by the Railroad Commission of Texas of well-site equipment from a wellbore transferred to the Texas Experimental Research and Recovery Activity. House: Energy Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective on 9/1/97
HB 2460 75-0 (1997) Author: Garcia, Domingo Relating to transferring all powers and duties of the Railroad Commission of Texas to the comptroller of public accounts. House: Energy Resources Left pending in committee
HB 2691 75-0 (1997) Author: Merritt, Tommy Relating to a requirement that the Railroad Commission of Texas conduct a study of the East Texas Oil Field. House: Energy Resources Placed on General State Calendar
HB 3162 75-0 (1997) Author: Brimer, Kim Relating to the payment of a fee by commercial users to the Railroad Commission of Texas for the purchase of oil and gas data maintained in digital formats. House: Energy Resources Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 3490 75-0 (1997) Author: Holzheauser, Steve
Sponsor: Bivins, Teel
Relating to the Texas Experimental Research and Recovery Activity (TERRA) of the Railroad Commission of Texas. House: Energy Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective on 9/1/97
HCR 319 75-0 (1997) Author: Merritt, Tommy Recommending that the Railroad Commission of Texas conduct a study of measures that should be taken to maximize the ultimate recovery of oil and gas from the East Texas Oil Field. House: Energy Resources Referred to Energy Resources
HJR 68 75-0 (1997) Author: Thompson, Senfronia Proposing a constitutional amendment to provide that the Railroad Commission of Texas is governed by a single elected railroad commissioner. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
SB 632 75-0 (1997) Author: Brown, J.E.
Sponsor: Chisum, Warren
Relating to payment of a nonrefundable annual fee in lieu of a bond or other form of financial security required of a person applying for or acting under a railroad commission permit to store, handle, treat, reclaim, or dispose of oil and gas waste. House: Energy Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Committee report sent to Calendars
SB 639 75-0 (1997) Author: Brown, J.E.
Sponsor: Merritt, Tommy
Relating to acceptance, approval, or revocation by the Railroad Commission of Texas of organization reports, applications for permits, or certificates of compliance. House: Energy Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective on 9/1/97
SB 1711 75-0 (1997) Author: Brown, J.E. Relating to the transfer of responsibility for responding to and cleaning up certain oil discharges in coastal areas to the Railroad Commission of Texas. Senate: Natural Resources No action taken in committee
SB 1713 75-0 (1997) Author: Bivins, Teel Relating to the Texas Experimental Research and Recovery Activity (TERRA) of the Railroad Commission of Texas. House: Energy Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Referred to Energy Resources
SB 1768 75-0 (1997) Author: Cain, David Relating to the abolition of the Public Utility Commission of Texas amd to the transfer of its powers and duties to the Railroad Commission of Texas. Senate: State Affairs Withdrawn from intent calendar
SB 1891 75-0 (1997) Author: Fraser, Troy Relating to the payment of a fee by commercial users to the Railroad Commission of Texas for the purchase of oil and gas data maintained in digital formats. Senate: Natural Resources No action taken in committee
SR 948 75-0 (1997) Author: Armbrister, Kenneth Allowing the Railroad Commission of Texas to not require disclosure or reporting of contractual information relating to natural gas gathering or transportation activities. Received by the Secretary of the Senate
HB 1407 74-0 (1995) Author: Holzheauser, Steve | et. al.
Sponsor: Barrientos, Gonzalo
Relating to applications for oil and gas permits and revocation of permits, certificates of compliance, and organization reports filed with the Railroad Commission of Texas. House: Energy Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective on 9/1/95
HB 1442 74-0 (1995) Author: Holzheauser, Steve Relating to the authority of the Railroad Commission of Texas to receive and administer gifts, grants, and donations. House: Energy Resources Laid on the table subject to call
HB 1982 74-0 (1995) Author: Saunders, Robert Relating to the jurisdiction of the Railroad Commission of Texas over pipeline safety. House: Energy Resources Referred to Energy Resources
HB 2039 74-0 (1995) Author: Cook, John
Sponsor: Nixon, Drew
Relating to plugging notices of the Railroad Commission of Texas. House: Energy Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective in 90 days -- 8/28/95
HB 2111 74-0 (1995) Author: Seidlits, Jr., Curtis Relating to permitting the creation of gas marketing cooperative corporations under the authority of the Railroad Commission of Texas. House: Energy Resources Referred to Energy Resources
HCR 89 74-0 (1995) Author: Alexander, Clyde Granting Maverick Drilling & Well Service Co., Inc., permission to sue the State of Texas and the Railroad Commission. House: Civil Practices Left pending in committee
HCR 237 74-0 (1995) Author: Craddick, Tom Directing the RRC and Comptroller to study the effect of the statutory and regulatory framework on the energy industry and the state. Received from the House
SB 480 74-0 (1995) Author: Armbrister, Kenneth
Sponsor: Saunders, Robert
Relating to the jurisdiction of the Railroad Commission of Texas over pipeline safety. House: Energy Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective immediately
SB 550 74-0 (1995) Author: Nixon, Drew
Sponsor: Holzheauser, Steve
Relating to the authority of the Railroad Commission of Texas to receive and administer gifts, grants, and donations. House: Energy Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective immediately
SB 1120 74-0 (1995) Author: Bivins, Teel Relating to permitting the creation of gas marketing cooperative corporations under the authority of the Railroad Commission of Texas and providing a state franchise tax exemption for such associations. Senate: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
SB 1551 74-0 (1995) Author: Haywood, Tom
Sponsor: Williamson, Richard
Relating to the repeal of certain limitations on the authority of the Railroad Commission of Texas to regulate production from multiple stratigraphic oil and gas reservoirs. House: Energy Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective in 90 days -- 8/28/95
HB 297 73-0 (1993) Author: Chisum, Warren Relating to commissioning investigators of the Railroad Commission of Texas as peace officers. House: Public Safety Referred directly to subcommittee by chair
HB 679 73-0 (1993) Author: Cook, John Relating to the authority of the Railroad Commission of Texas to implement conservation and distribution plans for alternative fuels. House: Energy Resources Laid on the table subject to call
HB 952 73-0 (1993) Author: Holzheauser, Steve Relating to the authority of the Railroad Commission of Texas to apply for and receive money and other assistance for activities relating to alternative fuels research and education. House: Energy Resources Left pending in committee
HB 1523 73-0 (1993) Author: Earley, Robert Relating to the filing of electric logs with the Railroad Commission of Texas. House: Energy Resources Referred to Energy Resources
HB 2796 73-0 (1993) Author: Earley, Robert Relating to the collection of geological and geophysical information and data by the Railroad Commission of Texas; providing a penalty. House: Energy Resources Referred to Energy Resources
SB 271 73-0 (1993) Author: Barrientos, Gonzalo
Sponsor: Cook, John
Relating to the authority of the Railroad Commission of Texas to implement conservation and distribution plans for alternative fuels. House: Energy Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective in 90 days -- 8/30/93
SB 272 73-0 (1993) Author: Barrientos, Gonzalo Relating to the authority of the Railroad Commission of Texas to apply for and receive money and other assistance for activities relating to alternative fuels research and education. House: Energy Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Referred to Energy Resources
SB 534 73-0 (1993) Author: Barrientos, Gonzalo Relating to certain conflicts of interest for members of the Railroad Commission of Texas. Senate: Cmte of the Whole on Red., Ethics & Elections No action taken in subcommittee
SB 946 73-0 (1993) Author: Montford, John Relating to the authority of the Railroad Commission of Texas to accept, receive and administer grants, gifts, loans or other funds for activities of the Alternative Fuels Research and Education Divisions. Senate: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
SB 958 73-0 (1993) Author: Harris, Chris
Sponsor: Dutton, Jr., Harold V.
Relating to the registration of tow trucks and the transfer of registration to the Railroad Commission of Texas; imposing fees and transferring appropriations. House: Transportation
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/93
SCR 70 73-0 (1993) Author: Brown, J.E. Granting Thomas Laurence Stanley permission to sue the State of Texas and the Railroad Commission of Texas. Senate: Administration Posting rule suspended
HB 439 72-0 (1991) Author: Yost, Gerald Relating to the railroad commission's regulation of the transportation of oil field equipment for hire when a highway between two or more municipalities is not traversed. House: Transportation Referred to Transportation
HB 2341 72-0 (1991) Author: Ogden, Steve Relating to a fee paid by parties to a hearing in a contested case before the railroad commisssion. House: Energy Referred to Energy
HB 2410 72-0 (1991) Author: Chisum, Warren Relating to commissioning investigators of the Railroad Commission of Texas as peace officers. House: Public Safety 1st Printing sent to Calendars
HB 2682 72-0 (1991) Author: Thompson, Senfronia Relating to the expansion of the railroad commission to six members. House: Energy Referred to Energy
HCR 98 72-0 (1991) Author: Grusendorf, Kent
Sponsor: Sims, Bill
Congratulating the Railroad Commission of Texas on the occasion of its centennial. House: Rules and Resolutions Signed by the Governor
HCR 118 72-0 (1991) Author: Granoff, Al | et. al. Urging the Railroad Commission of Texas to investigate instances of disparity between intrastate trucking rates and regulations and those of neighboring states and devise a rate structure and market entry policies that can make a positive contribution to the growth of commerce in Texas. House: Transportation Referred to Transportation
HCR 120 72-0 (1991) Author: Granoff, Al | et. al. Urging the Railroad Commission of Texas to investigate instances of disparity between intrastate trucking rates and regulations and those of neighboring states. House: Transportation Referred to Transportation
HJR 99 72-0 (1991) Author: Thompson, Senfronia Proposing a constitutional amendment increasing the size of the railroad commission to six members. House: Energy Referred to Energy
SB 781 72-0 (1991) Author: Johnson, Eddie Relating to the expansion of the railroad commission to six members. Senate: State Affairs Postponed in committee
SB 1104 72-0 (1991) Author: Sims, Bill Relating to a fee to be collected by the Railroad Commission of Texas before reissuing a certificate of compliance for an oil or gas lease. Senate: Natural Resources No action taken in committee
SB 1107 72-0 (1991) Author: Sims, Bill Relating to requiring a bond for previous violators of Railroad Commission rules. Senate: Natural Resources No action taken in committee
SJR 27 72-0 (1991) Author: Johnson, Eddie Proposing a constitutional amendment increasing the size of the railroad commission to six members. Senate: State Affairs Postponed in committee
SB 26 72-1 (1991) Author: Montford, John | et. al. Relating to the transfer of the functions of the Public Utility Commission of Texas to the Railroad Commission of Texas. Senate: Finance Co-author authorized
HB 248 71-0 (1989) Author: Stiles, Mark | et. al.
Sponsor: Parker, Carl
Relating to the exemption of certain structural movers from regulation by the Railroad Commission of Texas. House: Transportation
Senate: State Affairs
Effective immediately
HB 445 71-0 (1989) Author: Dutton, Jr., Harold V. Relating to changing the name of the Railroad Commission of Texas. House: Energy Referred to subcommittee
HB 608 71-0 (1989) Author: Criss, Lloyd
Sponsor: Brooks, Chet
Relating to the definition of a railroad company for the purposes of incorporation and regulation by the Railroad Commission of Texas. House: Transportation
Senate: Economic Development
Effective in 90 days-8/28/89
HB 673 71-0 (1989) Author: Shine, Hugh | et. al. Relating to regulation of tow truck owners by the railroad commission. House: Transportation Referred to subcommittee
HB 940 71-0 (1989) Author: Edwards, Al Relating to the authority of the Railroad Commission of Texas to approve or disapprove municipal laws relating to speed limits for certain trains traveling in municipalities. House: Transportation 1st Printing sent to Comm. on Cal.
HB 941 71-0 (1989) Author: Edwards, Al Relating to appropriations for the regulation by the Railroad Commission of Texas of speed limits of certain trains traveling through municipalities. House: Appropriations Referred to Appropriations
HB 1318 71-0 (1989) Author: Williamson, Richard
Sponsor: Carriker, Steven | et. al.
Relating to the right of possession and authority to sell well-site equipment abandoned at the site of an oil or gas well plugged or replugged by the Railroad Commission of Texas and providing for a criminal penalty. House: Energy
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective on 9/1/89
HB 1745 71-0 (1989) Author: Craddick, Tom
Sponsor: Bivins, Teel
Relating to railroad commission authority to grant exceptions in certain cases. House: Energy
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective immediately
HB 1911 71-0 (1989) Author: Cain, David Relating to the authority of the Railroad Commission of Texas to inspect certain railroad facilities. House: Transportation Laid on table subj. to call in comm.
HB 1913 71-0 (1989) Author: Lewis, Ron Relating to regulation by the Railroad Commission of Texas of the packing and transportation of hazardous materials. House: Transportation Laid on table subj. to call in comm.
HB 2279 71-0 (1989) Author: Cuellar, Renato Relating to an exemption of transportation of certain items related to agriculture from regulation by the railroad commission. House: Agriculture & Livestock Referred to subcommittee
HB 2283 71-0 (1989) Author: Chisum, Warren Relating to commissioning investigators of the Railroad Commission of Texas as peace officers. House: Public Safety Referred to subcommittee
SB 1102 71-0 (1989) Author: Tejeda, Frank | et. al.
Sponsor: Lewis, Ron
Relating to regulation by the Railroad Commission of Texas of the packing and transportation of hazardous materials. House: Transportation
Senate: Health & Human Services
Effective immediately
SB 1103 71-0 (1989) Author: Tejeda, Frank | et. al.
Sponsor: Cain, David
Relating to the authority of the Railroad Commission of Texas to inspect certain railroad facilities. House: Transportation
Senate: Health & Human Services
Effective immediately
SB 1297 71-0 (1989) Author: Armbrister, Kenneth Relating to regulation by the Railroad Commission of Texas of the packing and transportation of hazardous materials. Senate: Health & Human Services Referred to Health & Human Services
SB 1381 71-0 (1989) Author: Parker, Carl Relating to the exemption of certain structural movers from regulation by the Railroad Commission of Texas. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 1651 71-0 (1989) Author: Barrientos, Gonzalo
Sponsor: Cain, David
Relating to the exemption of certain vehicles used to transport clients of certain agencies from motor bus regulation by the Railroad Commission of Texas and to insurance standards for those vehicles. House: Transportation
Senate: Health & Human Services
Effective immediately
SB 1728 71-0 (1989) Author: Bivins, Teel
Sponsor: Cain, David
Relating to the authority of the Railroad Commission of Texas to direct payment of the cost of holding certain hearings at locations other than Austin; authorizing an appropriation. House: Transportation
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/89
HB 138 71-3 (1990) Author: Rudd, Jim Relating to salaries and other emoluments of commissioners of the Railroad Commission of Texas. House: Appropriations Referred to Appropriations
HB 41 71-4 (1990) Author: Rudd, Jim Relating to salaries and other emoluments of commissioners of the Railroad Commission of Texas. House: Appropriations Reported favorably w/amendment(s)
HB 7 71-5 (1990) Author: Rudd, Jim Relating to salaries and other emoluments of commissioners of the Railroad Commission of Texas. House: Appropriations Referred to Appropriations
HB 483 70-0 (1987) Author: Perry, Rick Relating to violation of railroad safety provisions; providing an administrative civil penalty. House: Transportation Pending in committee
HB 769 70-0 (1987) Author: Luna III, Albert Relating to the regulation and registration of certain motor carriers by the Railroad Commission of Texas; providing penalties. House: Transportation Referred to Transportation
HB 787 70-0 (1987) Author: Hammond, Bill Relating to the requirements for operating as a motor carrier. House: Transportation Pending in committee
HB 1036 70-0 (1987) Author: Evans, Charles
Sponsor: Montford, John
Relating to the authority of members and employees of the Railroad Commission of Texas to have ex parte consultations and communications and to authorize certain discovery proceedings. House: Energy
Senate: Natural Resources
Senate conferees appointed
HB 1229 70-0 (1987) Author: Johnson, Cliff Relating to the regulation of motor vehicles transporting railroad crews; providing an administrative civil penalty. House: Transportation Laid on the table subject to call
HB 1727 70-0 (1987) Author: Garcia, Orlando Relating to the regulation of the transportation of hazardous materials; providing an administrative civil penalty. House: Transportation Referred to Transportation
HB 2321 70-0 (1987) Author: Geistweidt, Gerald Relating to eminent domain permits issued by the Railroad Commission of Texas. House: State Affairs Pending in committee
HB 2357 70-0 (1987) Author: Hackney, Clint Relating to taxation imposed on the sale and transportation of gas and to the disposition of the tax revenue, including the use of the tax revenue to replace oil and gas well drilling permit application fees. House: Energy Pending in committee
HB 2379 70-0 (1987) Author: Guerrero, Lena Relating to the surrender of original jurisdiction over rates and services of gas utilities distributing natural gas or synthetic natural gas in areas inside the limits of municipalities. House: Energy Referred to Energy
HCR 174 70-0 (1987) Author: Millsap, Mike Granting Don Moore and Moore Transportation Co., Inc. permission to sue the State of Texas and the Railroad Commission. House: Judicial Affairs
Senate: Jurisprudence
Referred to Jurisprudence
SB 493 70-0 (1987) Author: Tejeda, Frank
Sponsor: Perry, Rick
Relating to violation of railroad safety provisions; providing an administrative civil penalty. House: Transportation
Senate: Jurisprudence
Reported favorably with substitute
SB 682 70-0 (1987) Author: Montford, John Relating to the authority of members and employees of the Railroad Commission of Texas to hold informal meetings, to have ex parte consultations and communications, and to authorize certain discovery proceedings. Senate: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
SB 731 70-0 (1987) Author: Sarpalius, Bill Relating to the regulation by the Railroad Commission of Texas of persons transporting certain agricultural products. House: Transportation
Senate: State Affairs
Pending in committee
SB 801 70-0 (1987) Author: Barrientos, Gonzalo Relating to certain studies that may be required by the Railroad Commission of Texas. Senate: Natural Resources Reported favorably with substitute
SB 857 70-0 (1987) Author: Truan, Carlos Relating to regulation of the transportation of hazardous materials; providing an administrative civil penalty. Senate: Health & Human Services Co-author authorized
SB 1213 70-0 (1987) Author: Lyon, Ted Relating to insurance required as a condition for obtaining a permit, license, or other authorization from the Railroad Commission of Texas to become a motor bus carrier. Senate: Economic Development Referred to Economic Development
SB 1214 70-0 (1987) Author: Lyon, Ted Relating to insurance required as a condition for obtaining a permit, license, or other authorization from the Railroad Commission of Texas to become a motor carrier. Senate: Economic Development Referred to Economic Development
SCR 115 70-0 (1987) Author: Parmer, Hugh Granting Dan Moore and Moore Transportation Co., Inc. permission to sue the state and the Railroad Commission of Texas. Senate: Jurisprudence Referred to Jurisprudence
HB 129 70-2 (1987) Author: Cain, David Relating to the definition of commercial motor vehicle; providing penalties. House: Transportation Laid on the table subject to call
HB 160 70-2 (1987) Author: Dutton, Jr., Harold V. Relating to changing the name of the Railroad Commission of Texas. House: Energy Referred to Energy
SB 45 70-2 (1987) Author: Armbrister, Kenneth
Sponsor: Cain, David
Relating to the definition of commercial motor vehicle. House: Transportation
Senate: Economic Development
Effective on 9/1/87
SCR 22 70-2 (1987) Author: Parmer, Hugh Granting Don Moore and Moore Transportation Co., Inc. permission to sue the State of Texas and the Railroad Commission of Texas. Senate: Jurisprudence Left as pending business in comm.
HB 565 69-0 (1985) Author: Messer, Bill Relating to acquisition of control of a gas utility. House: Energy Referred to subcommittee
HB 583 69-0 (1985) Author: Finnell, Charles Relating to the definition of a motor bus company for purposes of regulation by the Railroad Commission of Texas. House: Transportation Reported from s/c favorably w/sub.
HB 800 69-0 (1985) Author: Hall, W. N. "Billy" Relating to the offense of being intoxicated while operating, driving or performing duties on a vehicle that travels on railway. House: Liquor Regulation 1st Printing sent to Comm. on Cal.
HB 1004 69-0 (1985) Author: Barton, Erwin Relating to health and sanitation facilities for certain railroad employees. House: Transportation Postponed in committee
HB 1334 69-0 (1985) Author: Fox, Milton E. Relating to the unitization of oil and gas reservoirs. House: Energy Subcommittee meeting canceled
HB 1346 69-0 (1985) Author: Williamson, Richard
Sponsor: Sarpalius, Bill
Relating to confiscation of certain oil and gas production-related equipment to cover costs of well plugging and replugging. House: Energy
Senate: Natural Resources
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HB 1347 69-0 (1985) Author: Williamson, Richard Relating to the fee charged for an oil and gas drilling permit. House: Energy 1st Printing sent to Comm. on Cal.
HB 1348 69-0 (1985) Author: Williamson, Richard Relating to certain notice of persons who have abandoned oil and gas wells without properly plugging those wells. House: Energy 1st Printing sent to Comm. on Cal.
HB 1695 69-0 (1985) Author: McWilliams, Jim
Sponsor: Howard, Ed
Relating to licenses granted and to inspections and investigations conducted by the Railroad Commission of Texas that relate to the regulation of liquefied petroleum gas. House: Energy
Senate: Natural Resources
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HB 1718 69-0 (1985) Author: Yost, Gerald
Sponsor: Howard, Ed
Relating to appeal to the Railroad Commission of Texas of a decision involving rates of a gas utility. House: Energy
Senate: Natural Resources
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HB 1723 69-0 (1985) Author: Adkisson, Tommy Relating to the cleanup and restoration following an oil discharge or spill and to the assessment and collection of penalties and damages, and receipt of injunctive relief, for the discharge and spill of oil and other environmental damage. House: Environmental Affairs Referred to Environmental Affairs
HB 1740 69-0 (1985) Author: Dutton, Jr., Harold V. Relating to regulation of certain refinery equipment; providing penalties. House: Energy Referred to Energy
HB 1743 69-0 (1985) Author: Emmett, Ed
Sponsor: Uribe, Hector
Relating to the subdivision and use of mineral-bearing land. House: Energy
Senate: Natural Resources
Motion to adopt conf. comm. report
HB 1767 69-0 (1985) Author: Agnich, Fred Relating to the movement of certain oil field equipment. House: Transportation Referred to Transportation
HB 1867 69-0 (1985) Author: Craddick, Tom
Sponsor: Santiesteban, H.
Relating to the regulatory authority of the Railroad Commission of Texas with respect to the management of wastes, the prevention of pollution, and brine mining; providing a penalty. House: Energy
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective immediately
HB 1942 69-0 (1985) Author: Geistweidt, Gerald
Sponsor: Sims, Bill
Relating to certain reports required to be filed with the Railroad Commission of Texas. House: Energy
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective on . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
HB 2095 69-0 (1985) Author: Williamson, Richard Relating to an extension of the time period for the Railroad Commission of Texas to enter a final order under its appellate jurisdiction. House: Energy No action taken in subcommittee
HB 2123 69-0 (1985) Author: Polumbo, Anthony Relating to the regulation of the Railroad Commission of Texas of persons transporting certain waste products. House: Transportation Referred to Transportation
HB 2315 69-0 (1985) Author: Price, Albert Relating to the authority of the Railroad Commission to adopt rules concerning an apartment house owner's allocation of central system utilities, and to regulate non-submetered mastermeter utilities; and declaring an emergency. House: State Affairs Laid on table subj. to call in s/c
HB 2431 69-0 (1985) Author: Craddick, Tom
Sponsor: Brown, J.E.
Relating to filing with and disclosure by the Railroad Commission of Texas of certain electric logs. House: Energy
Senate: Natural Resources
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SB 298 69-0 (1985) Author: Parmer, Hugh
Sponsor: Finnell, Charles
Relating to the exemption of certain vehicles funded through the Texas Department of Aging to provide transportation to the elderly and to insurance standards for the vehicles. House: Transportation
Senate: Health & Human Resources
Effective immediately
SB 444 69-0 (1985) Author: Sharp, John
Sponsor: Messer, Bill
Relating to implementation of the Federal Railroad Safety Act of 1970. House: Transportation
Senate: State Affairs
Effective immediately
SB 554 69-0 (1985) Author: Blake, Roy Relating to the requirements for operating as a motor carrier. Senate: State Affairs Referred to subcommittee
SB 964 69-0 (1985) Author: Sims, Bill Relating to the filing of information with the Railroad Commission of Texas by persons who are within the jurisdiction of such Commission, to the designation of a resident agent for service of process purposes by foreign entities, and to the revocation of the Organization Report for not designating a resident agent or for failing to answer such service which was served upon the resident agent. Senate: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
HB 297 68-0 (1983) Author: Thompson, Gary Relating to a change of the name of the Railroad Commission of Texas. House: Energy Referred to subcommittee
HB 331 68-0 (1983) Author: Fox, Milton E. Relating to unitization of oil and gas reservoirs. House: Energy Referred to Committee on Energy
HB 593 68-0 (1983) Author: Messer, Bill
Sponsor: Howard, Ed
Relating to the administration, powers, duties, and continuation of the Railroad Commission of Texas, including the regulation of transportation, oil and gas, surface mining, and other mineral activities, and the regulation by the railroad commission and municipalities of gas utilities; establishing the Office of Public Utility Counsel. House: Energy
Senate: State Affairs
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HB 627 68-0 (1983) Author: Pierce, George Relating to the regulation of natural and synthetic gas supplied to certain municipalities. House: Urban Affairs Committee report printed and sent to Committee on Calendars
HB 968 68-0 (1983) Author: Patrick, Kae Relating to regulation of rates between natural gas transmission companies and retail distribution companies. House: Energy Referred to Committee on Energy
HB 996 68-0 (1983) Author: Hanna, Joe Relating to the regulation of compressed natural gas by the Railroad Commission of Texas; providing penalties. House: Energy See remarks
HB 1277 68-0 (1983) Author: Clark, Jerry
Sponsor: Farabee, Ray
Relating to an administrative penalty for violation of laws, safety standards, and regulations relating to transportation of gas and gas pipeline facilities. House: Energy
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective on . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
HB 1330 68-0 (1983) Author: DeLay, Tom Relating to the administration, powers, duties, and continuation of the Railroad Commission of Texas; providing penalties. House: Energy No action taken
HB 1345 68-0 (1983) Author: Craddick, Tom
Sponsor: Traeger, John
Relating to the regulation of pipeline transportation of hazardous liquids and the regulation of hazardous liquid pipeline facilities; providing penalties. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
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HB 1346 68-0 (1983) Author: Craddick, Tom
Sponsor: Traeger, John
Relating to regulation of the in situ recovery of tar sands. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
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HB 1379 68-0 (1983) Author: Turner, Jim Relating to the subdivision of mineral-bearing land. House: Energy Referred to subcommittee
HB 1445 68-0 (1983) Author: Craddick, Tom
Sponsor: Farabee, Ray
Relating to the assessment of administrative penalties by the Railroad Commission of Texas to enforce certain laws within its jurisdiction. House: Energy
Senate: State Affairs
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HB 1638 68-0 (1983) Author: Coody, Bill Relating to the exemption from licensure requirements of Chapter 113 of The National Resources Code for mobile home park owners and operations; and relating to the investigative powers of the Liquefied Petroleum Gas Division (LPG Division) of the Railroad Commission in cases of an accident in the occurrence of which liquefied petroleum gas was a probable cause; and relating to investigative powers of the LPG Division in entering private premises to ascertain compliance with Division rules. House: Energy Placed on daily Major State Calendar
HB 1897 68-0 (1983) Author: Hanna, Joe Relating to requiring manifests for oil tanker vehicles; providing a penalty. House: Energy Referred to Committee on Energy
HB 1970 68-0 (1983) Author: Geistweidt, Gerald
Sponsor: Caperton, Kent
Relating to the regulatory and enforcement procedures and authority of the Railroad Commission of Texas; providing penalties. House: Natural Resources
Senate: State Affairs
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HB 1984 68-0 (1983) Author: Martinez, Walter Relating to health and sanitation facilities for railroad employees. House: Transportation Referred to subcommittee
HB 2112 68-0 (1983) Author: Geistweidt, Gerald
Sponsor: Sims, Bill
Relating to the use of fresh water for enhanced oil recovery activities under an injection well permit. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
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HB 2194 68-0 (1983) Author: Craddick, Tom
Sponsor: Farabee, Ray
Relating to the power of the railroad commission to review and approve, for purposes of the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act Amendments of 1978 and any other federal authorities, applications for the purchase of natural gas by public utilities subject to the authority of the railroad commission, and to the price paid by gas utilities to affiliated interests for certain natural gas. House: Energy
Senate: State Affairs
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HB 2195 68-0 (1983) Author: Craddick, Tom Relating to filing with and disclosure by the Railroad Commission of Texas of certain electric logs. House: Energy Reported from subcommittee favorably with amendments
HCR 108 68-0 (1983) Author: Evans, Charles
Sponsor: Parmer, Hugh
Granting Motor Express, Inc., of Pearland permission to sue the Railroad Commission of Texas. House: Judicial Affairs
Senate: Administration, Special
Filed without the Governor's signature
SB 40 68-0 (1983) Author: Mauzy, Oscar Relating to election of members of the Railroad Commission of Texas. Senate: State Affairs No action taken
SB 51 68-0 (1983) Author: Leedom, John Relating to fees charged by the Railroad Commission of Texas. Senate: State Affairs No action taken
SB 52 68-0 (1983) Author: Leedom, John Relating to the fee for an examination or search of railroad commission records. Senate: State Affairs No action taken
SB 111 68-0 (1983) Author: Sarpalius, Bill Relating to a change of the name of the Railroad Commission of Texas. Senate: State Affairs No action taken
SB 617 68-0 (1983) Author: Williams, Lindon
Sponsor: Hanna, Joe
Relating to regulation of compressed natural gas and licensing of and insurance coverage for persons engaged in certain work and rules governing registration and identification of motor vehicles using or transporting compressed natural gas; prescribing the powers and duties of the Railroad Commission of Texas and the Department of Public Safety; authorizing certain fees; providing for hearings and judicial review; providing enforcement procedures and civil and criminal penalties. House: Energy
Senate: Natural Resources
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SB 729 68-0 (1983) Author: Caperton, Kent Relating to the regulatory and enforcement procedures and authority of the Railroad Commission of Texas; providing penalties. Senate: State Affairs No action taken
SB 760 68-0 (1983) Author: Traeger, John Relating to the regulation of pipeline transportation of hazardous liquids and the regulation of hazardous liquid pipeline facilities; providing penalties. Senate: Natural Resources No action taken
SB 806 68-0 (1983) Author: Howard, Ed Relating to the administration, powers, duties, and continuation of the Railroad Commission of Texas; providing penalties. Senate: State Affairs No action taken
SB 895 68-0 (1983) Author: Caperton, Kent
Sponsor: Geistweidt, Gerald
Relating to the protection and conservation of fresh water in connection with activities associated with the exploration, recovery, and development of oil and gas or geothermal resources, to rules in connection with saltwater hauling, to certain powers and duties of the Railroad Commission of Texas; providing enforcement procedures and penalties. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
House conferees appointed
SB 946 68-0 (1983) Author: Santiesteban, H.
Sponsor: Turner, Jim
Relating to the subdivision and use of mineral-bearing land; to certain powers and duties of the Railroad Commission, to the use of operations sites within a subdivision, and to the authority of municipalities. House: Energy
Senate: Natural Resources
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SB 998 68-0 (1983) Author: Farabee, Ray Relating to the assessment of administrative penalties by the Railroad Commission of Texas to enforce certain laws within its jurisdiction. Senate: State Affairs No action taken
SB 1018 68-0 (1983) Author: Sarpalius, Bill
Sponsor: Laney, James
Relating to requiring permits for certain drilled or mined shafts; giving the Railroad Commission of Texas, the Texas Department of Water Resources and its director, the Texas Water Commission and the Texas Water Development Board certain powers and duties; giving local governments certain authority and enforcement powers; providing procedures for enforcement and civil and criminal penalties. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective immediately
SB 1174 68-0 (1983) Author: Mauzy, Oscar Relating to the administration, powers, duties, and continuation of the Railroad Commission of Texas; providing penalties. Senate: State Affairs No action taken
SJR 2 68-0 (1983) Author: Mauzy, Oscar Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to determine the composition and manner of selection of the railroad commission and the terms of its members. Senate: State Affairs No action taken
SCR 6 68-1 (1983) Author: Brooks, Chet
Sponsor: Messer, Bill
Relating to the construction of a legal citation in H.B. 593, Acts of the 68th Legislature, Regular Session, 1983. Filed without the Governor's signature
HB 42 68-2 (1984) Author: Barton, Erwin Relating to an appropriation to the Railroad Commission of Texas to fund a study of rail passenger service. House: Appropriations Referred to Committee on Appropriations
HB 63 68-2 (1984) Author: Edwards, Al Relating to an appropriation to the Railroad Commission of Texas to fund a study of rail passenger service. House: Appropriations Referred to Committee on Appropriations
HB 552 67-0 (1981) Author: Fox, Milton E. Relating to utilization of oil and gas reservoirs. House: Energy Resources Referred to Committee on Energy Resources
HB 712 67-0 (1981) Author: Nabers, Lynn Relating to the antitrust immunity of motor carrier, motor bus company, and railroad associations; requiring the Railroad Commission of Texas to establish collective rate making procedures for all commodities and services. House: Transportation Reported from subcommittee with substitute
HB 718 67-0 (1981) Author: Davis, Bob Relating to the disposition of revenue collected or received by the railroad commission. House: Ways & Means Committee laid on table subject to call
HB 990 67-0 (1981) Author: Edwards, Al
Sponsor: Brooks, Chet
Relating to intercity rail passenger services. House: Transportation
Senate: Economic Development
Reported from committee favorably without amendments
HB 996 67-0 (1981) Author: Nowlin, James Relating to fares for imposed for the use of facilities of certain mass transit authorities. House: State Affairs Referred to subcommittee
HB 1054 67-0 (1981) Author: Coody, Bill
Sponsor: Santiesteban, H.
Relating to transferring the authority to issue permit to manufacture industrial alcohol from the Alcoholic Beverage Commission to the Railroad Commission. House: Liquor Regulation
Senate: State Affairs
Vetoed by the Governor
HB 1129 67-0 (1981) Author: Rangel, Irma Relating to the railroad commission's jurisdiction over motor carriers hauling asphalt, gravel sand or caliche. House: Transportation Referred to subcommittee
HB 1307 67-0 (1981) Author: Lee, El Franco Relating to the authority of the railroad commission over rights-of-way at grace crossings. House: Transportation Referred to Committee on Transportation
HB 1379 67-0 (1981) Author: Craddick, Tom
Sponsor: Snelson, W.E. "Pete"
Relating to the regulation of injection wells and underground storage of hydrocarbons. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective immediately
HB 1661 67-0 (1981) Author: Lee, El Franco Relating to the authority of the railroad commission over rights-of-way at grade crossings. House: Transportation Referred to subcommittee
HB 2287 67-0 (1981) Author: Hall, W. N. "Billy" Relating to the licensing and regulation of motor transportation brokers by the Railroad Commission of Texas. House: Transportation Postponed
HB 2392 67-0 (1981) Author: Lee, El Franco Relating to the transportation of anhydrous ammonia. House: Agriculture & Livestock Referred to Committee on Agriculture & Livestock
HCR 116 67-0 (1981) Author: Presnal, Bill Directing Railroad Commission to protect state's interests in regard to Stagges Rail Act of 1980. House: Transportation Referred to subcommittee
SB 389 67-0 (1981) Author: Jones, Grant
Sponsor: Davis, Bob
Relating to revenues collected or received by the railroad commission and to payment of certain wages, salaries, and expenses of the commission. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Finance
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SB 530 67-0 (1981) Author: Jones, Grant
Sponsor: Nabers, Lynn
Relating to collective ratemaking procedures for all commodities and services regulated by the railroad commission. House: Transportation
Senate: Economic Development
Effective immediately
SB 923 67-0 (1981) Author: Wilson, John Relating to jurisdiction over activities associated with uranium exploration. Senate: Natural Resources Considered by committee in public hearing
SB 938 67-0 (1981) Author: Snelson, W.E. "Pete" Relating to the regulation of injection wells and underground storage of hydrocarbons; providing penalties. Senate: Natural Resources Considered by committee in public hearing
SCR 47 67-0 (1981) Author: Brooks, Chet Requesting Public Utility Commission and Railroad Commission to examine use of certain utility rate structures. Senate: Human Resources Reported from committee favorably with amendments
HB 285 66-0 (1979) Author: Fox, Milton E. Relating to unitization of oil and gas reservoirs. House: Energy Resources Referred to subcommittee
HB 363 66-0 (1979) Author: Hanna, Joe Relating to the authority of the Railroad Commission of Texas to promulgate rules necessary to implement state responsibility under federal law or rules. House: Appropriations Scheduled for public hearing on . . . . . .
HB 730 66-0 (1979) Author: Berlanga, Hugo Relating to the railroad commission's jurisdiction over motor carriers hauling asphalt or caliche. House: Transportation Scheduled for public hearing on . . . . . .
HB 769 66-0 (1979) Author: Whitmire, John Relating to a change of the name of the Railroad Commission of Texas. House: Energy Resources Reported from subcommittee favorably without amendments
HB 1028 66-0 (1979) Author: Nabers, Lynn Relating to the antitrust immunity of motor carriers, motor bus companies, railroads, and their associations. House: Transportation Reported from subcommittee favorably without amendments
HB 1290 66-0 (1979) Author: Browder, Jim Relating to the authority of the Railroad Commission to set certain rates. House: State Affairs Considered by subcommittee in public hearing
HB 1920 66-0 (1979) Author: Laney, James Relating to regulation of natural gas sales contracts. House: Energy Resources Referred to subcommittee
HB 2008 66-0 (1979) Author: Coody, Bill
Sponsor: Creighton, Tom
Relating to regulation of the liquified petroleum gas industry; providing penalties. House: Energy Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective immediately
HCR 32 66-0 (1979) Author: Washington, Craig
Sponsor: Doggett, Lloyd
Granting Thomas, Richardson, Runden and Company, Inc., permission to sue the state. House: Judiciary
Senate: Administration
Signed by the Governor
HR 55 66-0 (1979) Author: Coleman, Ronald Granting conferees on SB 140 permission to make certain changes.
SB 100 66-0 (1979) Author: Mengden, Walter Relating to the approval by the railroad commission of the location of railroad freight yards. Senate: Economic Development Referred to subcommittee
SB 140 66-0 (1979) Author: Schwartz, A.R. "Babe"
Sponsor: Hanna, Joe
Relating to the authority of the Railroad Commission of Texas to promulgate rules necessary to implement state responsibility under federal law or rules. House: Appropriations
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective immediately
SB 243 66-0 (1979) Author: Moore, W.T. "Bill" Relating to the authority of the Railroad Commission to set certain rates. Senate: Economic Development Considered by committee in public hearing
SB 257 66-0 (1979) Author: McKnight, Peyton
Sponsor: Slack, Richard C.
Relating to the authority of the Railroad Commission of Texas to permit production of oil or gas or oil and gas in a commingled state in certain cases to prevent waste, promote conservation, or protect correlative rights. House: Energy Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective immediately
SB 312 66-0 (1979) Author: Jones, Gene Relating to the jurisdiction of the Public Utility Commission of Texas over electric utility rates, operations, and services. Senate: Economic Development Reported from committee favorably with substitute
SB 320 66-0 (1979) Author: Schwartz, A.R. "Babe" Relating to the duty of a railroad company with regard to signs and safety devices at grade crossings. Senate: Jurisprudence Considered by subcommittee in public hearing
SB 346 66-0 (1979) Author: Schwartz, A.R. "Babe" Relating to the transfer to the Public Utility Commission of the Railroad Commission's jurisdiction over gas utilities. Senate: Economic Development Referred to subcommittee
SB 417 66-0 (1979) Author: Farabee, Ray
Sponsor: Nabers, Lynn
Relating to the antitrust immunity under certain circumstances of motor carriers, motor bus companies, and railroads and their associations; confirming authority in the Railroad Commission of Texas to require commission approval of agreements between carriers relating to joint consideration and petitions proposing establishment of just and reasonable rates, charges, and classifications; placing certain duties on motor carriers, motor bus companies, and railroads with respect to group action through rates or joint rates. House: Transportation
Senate: Economic Development
Vetoed by the Governor
SB 753 66-0 (1979) Author: Clower, Ron Relating to the right of the Public Utility Commission of Texas or the Railroad Commission of Texas to compel obedience. House: State Affairs
Senate: Human Resources
Referred to Subcommittee on Utilities Legislation
SB 914 66-0 (1979) Author: Doggett, Lloyd Relating to the authority to award attorney's fees and other expenses for public participation in certain proceedings before certain agencies or a proceeding for judicial review of an action by certain agencies. Senate: Jurisprudence Referred to Committee on Jurisprudence
SB 935 66-0 (1979) Author: Schwartz, A.R. "Babe" Relating to the authority to award attorney's fees and other expenses for public participation in a proceeding before certain agencies or a proceeding for judicial review of an action by certain agencies. Senate: Jurisprudence Considered by subcommittee in public hearing
SB 942 66-0 (1979) Author: Schwartz, A.R. "Babe" Appropriating money for the support of railroad safety regulation by the Railroad Commission of Texas for the period beginning September 1, 1979, and ending August 31, 1981, and declaring an emergency. Senate: Finance Considered by committee in public hearing
SB 984 66-0 (1979) Author: Vale, Bob Relating to the utilities regulated under the Public Utility Regulatory Act and the determination of the rates charged for service by those utilities. Senate: Economic Development Scheduled for public hearing on . . . . . .
HB 18 65-0 (1977) Author: Leland, Mickey Relating to the adoption and enforcement of certain railroad safety standards; by the Railroad Commission; and declaring an emergency. House: Transportation Considered by subcommittee in formal meeting
HB 56 65-0 (1977) Author: Vale, Bob Relating to the determination of the average residential user's minimum energy needs and establishing rates for these needs. House: Energy Resources Referred to Committee on Energy Resources
HB 139 65-0 (1977) Author: Fox, Milton E. Stating the powers and authority of the Railroad Commission of Texas relating to unitization; for conservation of oil and gas and protection of correlative rights; definition of terms; providing for an application and its contents for approval of a plan of unitization; the matters to be found by the commission and the nature of its orders; permissive provisions in plan of unitization and provisions not to be considered fair and reasonable. House: Energy Resources Considered by committee in public hearing
HB 453 65-0 (1977) Author: Vale, Bob Relating to the transfer to the Public Utilities Commission of the Railroad Commission's jurisdiction over gas utilities. House: Energy Resources Referred to Committee on Energy Resources
HB 582 65-0 (1977) Author: Evans, Charles Relating to the abolishment of the Board of Managers of the Texas State Railroad and the transfer of the powers and duties of the Board of Managers of the Texas State Railroad to the Railroad Commission of Texas. House: Transportation Assigned to General State Calendar
HB 660 65-0 (1977) Author: Hanna, Joe Relating to permitting the Railroad Commission of Texas to transfer certain funds appropriated by the General Appropriations Act for the fiscal year ending August 31, 1977, from oil and gas regulation to natural gas utilities. House: Energy Resources Referred to Committee on Energy Resources
HB 827 65-0 (1977) Author: Davis, Bob Relating to activities exempted from the railroad commission's jurisdiction over common carriers. House: Transportation Reported from subcommittee favorably with amendments
HB 1377 65-0 (1977) Author: Thompson, Senfronia Relating to the authority of the railroad commission to regulate the standards and practies of railroad companies. House: Transportation Considered by committee in public hearing
HB 1534 65-0 (1977) Author: Lewis, Gibson Relating to the exclusion of certain persons transporting solid waste from the railroad commission's jurisdiction over motor carriers. House: Transportation Reported from subcommittee favorably with amendments
HB 1634 65-0 (1977) Author: Allen, Joe Relating to the authority of the Railroad Commission to set certain rates. House: Energy Resources Referred to subcommittee
HB 1652 65-0 (1977) Author: Hubenak, Joe A. Relating to the transportation of certain commodities; providing penalties. House: Transportation Considered by committee in public hearing
HB 2024 65-0 (1977) Author: Slack, Richard C. Relating to the railroad commission's jurisdiction over gas utilities. House: Energy Resources Referred to Committee on Energy Resources
HB 2145 65-0 (1977) Author: Allen, Joe Relating to a change of the name of the Railroad Commission of Texas. House: Transportation Considered by subcommittee in formal meeting
HB 2199 65-0 (1977) Author: Wilson, John Relating to the efficient use of energy resources; providing penalties. House: Ways & Means Referred to Committee on Ways & Means
HB 2263 65-0 (1977) Author: Smith, Carlyle Relating to activities exempted from the Railroad Commission's jurisdiction over common carriers. House: Transportation Referred to Committee on Transportation
HCR 77 65-0 (1977) Author: Thompson, Senfronia Requesting Texas Railroad Commission to take necessary action to insure safety on Texas railroads. House: Transportation Referred to Committee on Transportation
SB 92 65-0 (1977) Author: Doggett, Lloyd Providing partial public financing of the campaigns of candidates for the office of railroad commissioner. Senate: State Affairs Referred to Committee on State Affairs
SB 169 65-0 (1977) Author: Clower, Ron
Sponsor: Slack, Richard C.
Relating to the regulation of public utilities; prohibiting certain activities of a railroad commissioner or employee of the railroad commission and persons dealing with them; prescribing a penalty. House: Energy Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Notice given- 1 hour to suspend rules to consider
SB 174 65-0 (1977) Author: Clower, Ron Relating to regular audits of utility companies under jurisdiction of the Public Utility Commission of Texas or the Texas Railroad Commission. Senate: Natural Resources Referred to Committee on Natural Resources
SB 178 65-0 (1977) Author: Clower, Ron Relating to reports by utility companies to the Public Utility Commission of Texas or the Texas Railroad Commission reflecting local property tax renditions of utility property. Senate: Natural Resources Referred to Committee on Natural Resources
SB 251 65-0 (1977) Author: Moore, W.T. "Bill" Relating to the authority of the Railroad Commission to set certain rates. Senate: Natural Resources Referred to Subcommittee on Energy
SB 331 65-0 (1977) Author: Sherman, Max
Sponsor: Hanna, Joe
Relating to permitting the Railroad Commission of Texas to transfer certain funds appropriated by the General Appropriations Act for the fiscal year ending August 31, 1979, from oil and gas regulation to natural gas utilities; and declaring an emergency. House: Energy Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective immediately
SB 526 65-0 (1977) Author: Harris, O.H.
Sponsor: Davis, Bob
Relating to activities exempted from the railroad commission's jurisdiction over common carriers. House: Transportation
Senate: State Affairs
90 Day Bill
SB 803 65-0 (1977) Author: Clower, Ron Relating to hearings and determination on certain natural gas contract provisions. Senate: Natural Resources Referred to Committee on Natural Resources
SB 1198 65-0 (1977) Author: Jones, Grant
Sponsor: Allen, Joe
Relating to a change of the name of the Railroad commission of Texas; providing an effective date. House: Transportation
Senate: State Affairs
Assigned to General State Calendar
SB 1326 65-0 (1977) Author: Clower, Ron Relating to activities exempted from the Railroad Commission's jurisdiction over common carriers. Senate: Economic Development Considered by committee in public hearing
HB 26 65-2 (1978) Author: Briscoe, Leonard Relating to the determination of the average residential user's minimum energy needs and establishing rates for these needs. House: Energy Resources Referred to Committee on Energy Resources
HB 408 64-0 (1975) Author: Finney, Dave Stating the powers and authority of the Railroad Commission of Texas relating to unitization; for conservation of oil and gas and protection of correlative rights; definition of terms; providing for an application and its contents for approval of a plan of unitization; the matters to be found by the commission and the nature of its orders; permissive provisions in plan of unitization and provisions not to be considered fair and reasonable; approval of plan of unitization by working interest owners and royalty interest owners and effective date of commission order; procedure and notice; appeals; liability for unit expense and liens to secure payments to and by unit operator and by working interest owners to royalty interest owners; the effect of unitized operations upon property rights, leases, contracts and title to property, allocation and distribution of unit production, delivery and separate sale of unit production, sale of unit production not taken in kind, title disputes, no effect upon lease obligations and applicability to lands of the State of Texas and its political subdivisions; enlargement of unit area and creation of new units; amendment of plan of unitization and commission orders and the continuing power of the commission to review and approve unitized operations covering a unit area previously established; severability of provisions; a provision that agreements are not in restraint of trade; Act supplemental to other laws relating to unitization. House: Energy Resources Referred to Committee on Energy Resources
HB 1200 64-0 (1975) Author: Thompson, Senfronia Relating to the powers of the Texas Railroad Commission to regulate railroad safety practices and maintenance of railroad equipment in the state. House: Transportation Reported from subcommittee unfavorably
HB 1201 64-0 (1975) Author: Thompson, Senfronia Relating to the powers of the Texas Railroad Commission to regulate safety practices and maintenance of railroad equipment in the state. House: Transportation Reported from subcommittee unfavorably
HB 1231 64-0 (1975) Author: Lewis, Gibson Relating to rates for certain sales of natural gas within the state. House: Energy Resources Referred to subcommittee
HB 1377 64-0 (1975) Author: Leland, Mickey Relating to the adoption and enforcement of certain railroad safety standards by the Railroad Commission. House: Transportation Referred to subcommittee
HB 1414 64-0 (1975) Author: Lewis, Gibson Relating to certain duties of the Railroad Commission concerning the production, manufacture, distribution, and sale of liquefied petroleum gas products. House: Energy Resources Referred to subcommittee
HB 1449 64-0 (1975) Author: Hanna, Joe Making unlawful the execution of an oil, gas and mineral lease by certain enumerated persons, agencies and entities unless such lease shall include provisions that no gas produced from the mineral estate subject to such lease shall be sold or contracted for sale for ultimate use outside of the State of Texas unless and until the Texas Railroad Commission shall find that neither the lessor, certain health-care facilities, public and private schools, State and other public facilities, food and fiber producers, nor fuel; enumerating the person, agencies and entities affected; providing that the Land Commissioner shall not receive or file a lease required to be filed by him unless such lease includes specified terms and conditions; providing that any lease executed or received and filed in violation hereof shall be null and void; further providing for the granting of exceptions to the provisions hereof upon a finding by the Railroad Commission that enforcement of such provisions would cause physical waste or unreasonably deny to the leasee an opportunity economically to produce hydrocarbons from the lands subject to the lease in question; providing for severability; repealing all laws and parts of laws in conflict herewith. House: Energy Resources Considered by committee in public hearing
HB 1465 64-0 (1975) Author: Madla, Frank Relating to the authority of the Railroad Commission of Texas to require a corporation to support the financial solvency and accept responsibility for contractual obligations of one of its subsidiary corporations classified as a utility under Article 6050, Revised Civil Statutes of Texas, 1925, as amended; adding Article 6053B to the Revised Civil Statutes of Texas, 1925, as amended. House: Energy Resources Considered by committee in public hearing
HB 1466 64-0 (1975) Author: Madla, Frank Relating to the authority of the Railroad Commission of Texas to establish and implement through its rules and regulations, programs, controls, standards priorities, and quotas for the allocation, conservation, and consumption of natural gas. House: Energy Resources Referred to Committee on Energy Resources
HB 1467 64-0 (1975) Author: Madla, Frank Relating to certificates of public convenience and necessity for sale or reservation for use in this state or the agreement to sell or reserve for use in this state natural gas produced or to be produced in this state; providing a penalty. House: Energy Resources Considered by committee in public hearing
HCR 60 64-0 (1975) Author: Short, E.L. Endorsing the investigation by the Railroad Commission into deaths caused by hydrogen sulfide. Signed by Governor
HCR 74 64-0 (1975) Author: Thompson, Senfronia Requesting the Railroad Commission to participate with the federal government in a railroad safety program. House: Transportation Referred to Committee on Transportation
HJR 92 64-0 (1975) Author: Nichols, R.C. "Nick" Relating to the duration of offices not fixed by the constitution. House: Constitutional Revision Referred to Committee on Constitutional Revision
SB 3 64-0 (1975) Author: Mengden, Walter
Sponsor: Hanna, Joe
Making unlawful the execution of an oil, gas, amd mineral lease by certain enumerated persons, agencies, and entities unless such lease shall include provisions that no gas produced from the mineral estate subject to such lease shall be sold or contracted for sale for ultimate use outside of the State of Texas unless and until the Railroad Commission of Texas shall find that neither the lessor, certain health-care facilities, public and private schools, state and other public facilities, food and fiber producers, nor any resident of Texas requires said gas as fuel to meet needs for fuel or raw material; enumerating the persons, agencies, and entities affected; providing that the Commissioner of the General Land Office shall not receive or file a lease required to be filed by him unless such lease includes specified terms and conditions; providing that any lease executed or received and filed in violation hereof shall be null and void; further providing for the granting of exceptions to the provisions hereof upon a finding by the Railroad Commission that enforcement of such provisions would cause physical waste or unreasonably deny to the lessee an opportunity economically to produce hydrocarbons from the lands subject to the lease in question; providing for severability; repealing all laws and parts of laws in conflict herewith. House: Energy Resources
Senate: Economic Development
Effective immediately
SB 30 64-0 (1975) Author: Jones, Grant Stating the powers and authority of the Railroad Commission of Texas relating to unitization; for conservation of oil and gas and protecction of coreelative rights; definition of terms; providing for an application and its contents for approval fo a plan of unitization; the matters to be found by the commission and the nature of its orders; permissive provisions in plan of unitization and provisions not to be considered fair and reasonable; approval of plan of unitization by working interest owners and royalty interest owners and effective date of commission order; procedure and notice; appeals; liability for unit expense and liens to secure payments to and by unit operator and by working interest owners to royalty interest owners; the effect of unitized operations upon property rights, leases, contracts and title to property, allocation and distribution of unit production, delivery and separate sale of unit production, sale of unit production not taken in kind, title disputes, no effect upon lease obligations and applicability to lends of the State of Texas and its political subdivisions; enlargement of unit area and creation of new units; amendment fo plan of unitization and commission orders and the continuing power of the commission to review and approve unitized operations covering a unit area previously established; severability of provisions; a provision that agreements are not in restraint of trade; Act supplemental to other laws relating to unitization. Senate: Natural Resources Considered by committee in public hearing
SB 55 64-0 (1975) Author: Sherman, Max
Sponsor: Cates, Phil
Relating to the control and regulation of exploitation for and surface mining of certain minerals, reclamation of lands disturbed by operations as defined in the Act, and protection of water supplies and the environment; exempting certain activities; providing certain standards; prescribing the powers, duties, and authority of the Railroad Commission of Texas in carrying out the provisions of the Act; providing certain prerequisites for obtaining permits for operations; requiring performance bonds; providing for certain fees and for the establishment and uses of the Land Reclamation Fund; authorizing appropriations; providing for notice and hearings by the commission, procedures for enforcement and administrative and judicial review; requiring record keeping by permittees but making certain informations nonpublic; stating the relationship of this Act to federal requirements; providing civil and criminal penalties; providing an effective date. House: Environmental Affairs
Senate: Natural Resources
90 day bill
HB 311 63-0 (1973) Author: Finney, Dave Fitting the powers and authority of the Railroad Commission of Texas relating to unitization for conservation of oil and gas and protecion of correlative rights; definition of term. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Administration
Motion to suspend rules lost
HB 747 63-0 (1973) Author: Clayton, Bill Relating to the requirement for bond to accompany all applications to drill exploratory wells, and wells for oil or gas or any purpose in connection therewith, or to redrill or deepen any old well, and providing for the amount of such required bonds and the conditions of the same and for new bond upon tranferral, sale, or assignment. House: Natural Resources Committee hearing date
HB 1497 63-0 (1973) Author: Canales, Terry Relating to the renegotiation of certain property rights and contracts in certain unitized areas. House: Natural Resources Referred to Committee on Natural Resources
HCR 103 63-0 (1973) Author: Rosson, Renal B.
Sponsor: Hightower, Jack
Requesting Texas Railroad Commission to give high priority to the solution of the energy crisis for Texas. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Signed by the Governor
HJR 32 63-0 (1973) Author: Lombardino, Frank Proposing an amendment of the Texas Constitution to provide that the Railroad Commission of Texas be composed of nine commissioners. House: State Affairs Referred to Committee on State Affairs
HR 26 63-0 (1973) Author: Denton, Lane Instructing the Railroad Commission to make a written report on certain aspects of the energy crisis. House: Natural Resources
SB 120 63-0 (1973) Author: Hightower, Jack Stating the powers and authority of the Railroad Commission of Texas relating to unitization; severability of provisions; a provision that agreements are not in restraint of trade; Act supplemental to other laws relating to unitization. Senate: Natural Resources Sent to subcommittee
SB 191 63-0 (1973) Author: Mengden, Walter Providing that the Texas Railroad Commission henceforth shall not issue any permit to authorize the drilling of an oil or gas well in this State unless such permit include provisions that no gas produced from the well to be permitted shall be sold or contracted for sale for ultimate use outside of the State of Texas unless and until the Railroad Commission shall find that neither certain health-care facilities, public and private schools, State and other public facilities, nor any resident of Texas requires said gas as fuel to meet needs for heat and electricity; providing that the Railroad Commission shall not assign a production allowable to any oil or gas well unless such be made subject to the previously enumerated terms and conditions; further providing for the granting of exceptions to the provisions hereof upon a finding by the Railroad Commission that enforcement of such provisions would cause physical waste or unreasonably deny to the lessee an opportunity economically to produce hydrocarbons from the well in question; providing for severability; repealing all laws and parts of laws in conflict herewith. Senate: Natural Resources Referred to Committee on Natural Resources
SB 260 63-0 (1973) Author: Blanchard, H.J. "Doc"
Sponsor: Nugent, James E.
Specifying the fund or funds from which salaries, wages, fees, and traveling expenses may be paid; vesting the Railroad Commission of Texas with discretionary authority to have inspections or audits of records and accounts of motor carrier companies whose principal office is located outside the State of Texas made at such out-of-state office, and to require the companies to bear travel expense of the commission, its employees, agents, or representatives incurred in such audit or inspection; providing for deposit and reappropriation of funds received in connection with out-of-state audits. House: Transportation
Senate: State Affairs
Effective immediately
SB 885 63-0 (1973) Author: Snelson, W.E. "Pete" Amending Title 102, Vernon's Texas Civil Statutes, by adding thereto a new Article 6008b-1 relating to the powers of the Railroad Commission to direct and enforce cooperation among persons owning or controlling production, leases, royalties, or other oil and gas property interests along each side of a voluntarily pooled unit's boundary lines; providing for severability; and declaring an emergency. Senate: Natural Resources Sent to subcommittee
SB 994 63-0 (1973) Author: Sherman, Max
Sponsor: Lewis, Gibson
Relating to the duty of the Railroad Commission of Texas to protect the rights and interests of the consuming and purchasing public of Liquefied Petroleum Gas products in the production, manufacture, distribution and sale of such products for the geographical area where produced and manufactured; providing for hearings; prescribing the relationship of this Act to existing laws and regulations. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Senate conference committee appointed
SCR 97 63-0 (1973) Author: Blanchard, H.J. "Doc"
Sponsor: Heatly, W.S. "Bill"
Commending the Railroad Commission for its action with regard distributions of LPG products. House: Natural Resources Signed by Governor
HB 11 63-1 (1973) Author: Finney, Dave Stating the powers and authority of the Railroad Commission relating to unitization. House: Natural Resources Referred to Committee on Natural Resources
HB 623 62-0 (1971) Author: Allen, John Relating to definition of any interested owner authorized to apply for the pooling of mineral and royalty interests in oil or gas reservoirs.
HB 781 62-0 (1971) Author: Parker, Carl Relating to authorizing the Railroad Commission of Texas to review, revise orders and agreements of natural gas pipeline companies.
HB 1018 62-0 (1971) Author: Sanchez, Henry Relating to prices charged by natural gas pipeline companies.
HB 1171 62-0 (1971) Author: Nelms, Johnny Relating to requiring the Railroad Commission to adopt regulations prohibiting the transportation of natural gas in plastic pipe within the limits of any incorporated city.
HB 1303 62-0 (1971) Author: Clark, Jim Relating to the concurrence of the Texa Water Quality Board in pollution control activities of the Texas Railroad Commission.
HB 1408 62-0 (1971) Author: Clayton, Bill | et. al. Relating to exemption of persons hauling certain agricultural commodities from regulation by the Railroad Commission.
HB 1776 62-0 (1971) Author: Atwood, A.C. "Bud" | et. al. Relating to validating certain actions of the Railroad Commission relating to the transportation of agricultural products in their natural state.
SB 3 62-0 (1971) Author: Word, J.P. Relating to the conservation of oil and gas and the protection of correlative rights.
SB 343 62-0 (1971) Author: Blanchard, H.J. "Doc"
Sponsor: Calhoun, Frank
Relating to providing for the taking of written and oral depositions in matters pending before the Railroad Commission of Texas, or any division thereof, in accordance with the provisions of the Texas Rules of Civil Procedure, as amended.
SB 359 62-0 (1971) Author: Kennard, Don
Sponsor: Slack, Richard C.
Relating to amending Statutes relating to Mineral Interest Pooling Act for Oil and Gas to amend definition of any interested Owner authorized to invoke provisions and apply for pooling of mineral and royalty interests in oil and gas reservoirs to include "any interested royalty or working interest owner" in the effective acreage to be pooled.
SB 540 62-0 (1971) Author: Snelson, W.E. "Pete" Relating to amending Statutes to empower and authorize Railroad Commission to review, revise and regulate orders and agreements of natural gas pipeline companies, other regulations.
SB 659 62-0 (1971) Author: Wilson, Charles
Sponsor: Price, Rayford
Relating to authorizing a transfer of certain powers and duties of the Board of Managers of the Texas State Railroad to the Parks and Wildlife Department upon adoption of formal resolution of the Parks and Wildlife Commission; providing an effective date.
SB 961 62-0 (1971) Author: Bates, James S.
Sponsor: Atwood, A.C. "Bud"
Relating to validating certain actions of the Railroad Commission relating to the transportation of agricultural products in their natural state.
HB 104 61-0 (1969) Author: Pickens, Franklin Ace Relating to fixing the penalty for transporting by motor vehicle for compensation or hire without first having obtained a certificate or permit from the Texas Railroad Commission when said certificate or permit is required by statute, or for aiding or abetting such operation.
HB 343 61-0 (1969) Author: Swanson, William T. "Bill" | et. al. Relating to authorizing the Railroad Commission of Texas to prescribe or adopt safety standards for the transportation of gas and all gas pipeline facilities which are not subject to exclusive federal control, to require record maintenance and reports and to inspect records and facilities, to make certifications and reports and to take all other action requisite to the maintenance of the maximum permissible degree of state control over the safety standards and practices applicable to the transportation of gas and gas pipeline facilities within the borders of this State in accordance with the federal Natural Gas Pipeline Safety Act of 1968; prescribing civil penalties for violations.
HB 400 61-0 (1969) Author: Price, William Rayford Relating to the conservation of oil and gas and the protection of correlative rights, stating the powers and authority of the Railroad Commission of Texas relating to field-wide unitization, the definitions of terms and phrases; providing for the application and its contents, the matters to be found by the Commission and the nature of its orders, the approval of a plan of unitization by Working Interest Owners and Royalty Owners; the amendment of Commission Orders, the matters included in unit operation, the enlargement of the Unit Area and the creation of new units; the effect of unit operation on existing property rights and receipts not being unit income; providing for procedures, notices and appeals, for certificates of effective dates and termination of units, containing provisions relating to public lands and that these agreements are not in restraint of trade; providing for severability.
HB 433 61-0 (1969) Author: Wright, John Relating to providing that carriers shall not be liable as at common law for loss, etc., to baggage and personal effects of passengers, transported incident to the carriage of persons, under certain conditions.
HJR 63 61-0 (1969) Author: Musgrove, Burke Relating to proposing a constitutional amendment to delete provisions relating to the Railroad Commission.
SB 138 61-0 (1969) Author: Cole, Criss Relating to amending and revising Statutes and enacting Injection Well Act, relating to the disposal of wastes into a subsurface stratum by injection well, transferring certain functions and records from Texas Water Development Board to the Texas Water Quality Board, definitions, purposes, industrial waste, permits, penalties, other regulations.
SB 182 61-0 (1969) Author: Snelson, W.E. "Pete" Relating to authorizing the Railroad Commission of Texas, to prescribe or adopt safety standards for the transportation of gas and all gas pipeline facilities that are not subject to exclusive federal control, to require record maintenance and reports and to inspect records and facilities, to make certifications and reports and to take all other action requisite to the maintenance of the maximum permissible degree of state control over the safety standards and practices applicable to the transportation of gas and gas pipeline facilities within the borders of this state in accordance with Section 5(a) of the federal Natural Gas Pipeline Safety Act of 1968; prescribing civil penalties for violations.
SB 293 61-0 (1969) Author: Word, James Powell Relating to the issuance of agricultural products hauler's permits by the Railroad Commission to persons engaged exclusively in the business of hauling agricultural products in their natural state by motor-propelled vehicles over public highways.
HB 43 60-0 (1967) Author: Dickson, Temple | et. al. Relating to the granting of permits to and regulation of persons who haul and dispose of water containing salt or other mineralized substances produced by the drilling, or in connection with the operation of, an oil or gas well; prohibiting certain acts; making exceptions; providing penalties.
HB 173 60-0 (1967) Author: Pickens, Franklin Ace Relating to fixing the penalty for transporting by motor vehicle for compensation or hire without first having obtained a certificate or permit from the Texas Railroad Commission when said certificate or permit from the Texas Railroad Commission is required by statute, or for aiding or abetting such operation.
HB 327 60-0 (1967) Author: Crews, David William Relating to providing for the approval of plans for the disposal of salt water and other oil field waste produced along with oil and gas; providing for joining in the plans; providing for the power of eminent domain in connection with such disposal; providing for plans dealing with state lands; providing for the status of those invoking this statute and exercising eminent domain.
HB 699 60-0 (1967) Author: Rapp, William M. "Bill" | et. al. Relating to amending certain acts so as to provide for the issuance by the Railroad Commission of Texas of a motor carrier certificate or permit for the transporting in interstate commerce of fresh fruits or fresh vegetables from the initial packing point without the necessity of notice or hearing provided the applicant for such certificate or permit otherwise complies with all other requirements for obtaining same.
HB 825 60-0 (1967) Author: Mutscher, Gus F. Relating to the issuance of certificates of public convenience and necessity to, and the regulation of, air carriers by the Railroad Commission of Texas and the Texas Aeronautics Commission.
SB 161 60-0 (1967) Author: Hightower, Jack Relating to fixing the penalty for hauling or attempting to haul for compensation or hire without first having obtained a certificate or permit from the Texas Railroad Commission covering such operation when said certificate or permit from the Texas Railroad Commission is required by statute, or for aiding or abetting such operation.
HB 2 59-0 (1965) Author: Gibbens, Wayne B. | et. al. Relating to conferring on the Railroad Commission of Texas authority to provide for the pooling of mineral interests into proration units for an oil or gas well under certain conditions; providing for the allocation of production therefrom and for appeals from such pooling orders.
HB 24 59-0 (1965) Author: Mutscher, Gus F. Relating to amending certain statutes respecting certain ratemaking procedures for carriers under the jurisdiction of the Railroad Commission of Texas.
HB 248 59-0 (1965) Author: Atwell, Ben | et. al. Relating to amending certain laws pertaining to the liability of railroads and other carriers and providing that the carriers shall not be liable as at common law for loss, damage or injury to goods, wares and merchandise when transported on rates dependent upon a value declared in writing by the shipper or agreed upon in writing as the released value of the goods when authorized or required by order of the Railroad Commission.
HB 558 59-0 (1965) Author: Rapp, William M. "Bill" | et. al. Relating to the licensing and regulation of motor transportation brokers by the Railroad Commission of Texas.
HB 776 59-0 (1965) Author: Moyer, J. Hudson Relating to penalties for certain false applications, reports, or other documents filed with the Railroad Commission of Texas; amending certain Statutes.
SB 2 59-0 (1965) Author: Calhoun, Jr., C. Galloway | et. al. Relating to conferring on the Railroad Commission of Texas authority to provide for the pooling of mineral interests into proration units for an oil or gas well under certain conditions.
SB 62 59-0 (1965) Author: Calhoun, Jr., C. Galloway Relating to certain ratemaking procedures for carriers under the jurisdiction of the Railroad Commission of Texas.
SB 84 59-0 (1965) Author: Bates, Sr., James S. "Jim" Relating to the licensing and regulation of motor transportation brokers by the Railroad Commission of Texas.
SB 102 59-0 (1965) Author: Parkhouse, George M. Relating to amending certain laws relative to the liability of railroads and other carriers; providing that the carriers shall not be liable as at common law for loss, damage or injury to goods, wares and merchandise when transported on rates dependent upon a value declared in writing by the shipper or agreed upon in writing as the released value of the goods when authorized or required by order of the Railroad Commission.
SB 442 59-0 (1965) Author: Strong, Jack B. Relating to amending Statutes relating to Oil and Gas, relating to penalties for certain false applications, reports, or other documents filed with the Railroad Commission of Texas under Title 102.
SCR 120 59-0 (1965)
HB 78 58-0 (1963) Author: Guffey, Lloyd Myron Relating to requiring the filing of Logs, Electrical Surveys and other Drilling Records with the Railroad Commission.
HB 84 58-0 (1963) Author: Collins, Sam Forse Relating to requiring that all oil and gas wells be assigned production allowables which yield a reasonable profit over well costs.
HB 98 58-0 (1963) Author: Guffey, Lloyd Myron Relating to limiting the size of oil and gas proration units; providing an effective date.
HB 120 58-0 (1963) Author: Richards, George H. Relating to rules of the Railroad Commission concerning daily production of gas and oil, entered and promulgated before January 1, 1962; providing an effective date.
HB 206 58-0 (1963) Author: Johnson, Sr., Robert Ellis "Bob; Big Daddy" Relating to authorizing the Railroad Commission to permit gas production in excess of the monthly allowable under certain conditions.
HB 341 58-0 (1963) Author: Guffey, Lloyd Myron Relating to providing that the Railroad Commission of Texas shall not restrict the number of days any well in this State may produce crude petroleum oil to less than fourteen producing days for any one calendar month; nor limit the daily capacity of any well below the average daily capacity allowed for the preceding sixty days.
HB 406 58-0 (1963) Author: Hinson, George T. Relating to allowing interested persons aggrieved by conservation laws relating to crude petroleum or natural gas or waste thereof or by any rule, regulation or order promulgated by the Railroad Commission to file suit, with certain exceptions in a court of competent jurisdiction in the county where any well or wells, land or mineral interest or a part thereof affected lies.
HB 666 58-0 (1963) Author: Hollowell, Bill | et. al. Relating to providing for verification by signed declaration of statements and reports filed with the Railroad Commission of Texas; providing penalties for the making of false statements or reports so verified by written signed declarations as provided herein.
HB 775 58-0 (1963) Author: Eckhardt, Robert Christian "Bob" Relating to providing that the percentage allowable for any producer of oil in this State shall never be more than ten per cent below that of the average of the six states of the Union having the greatest quantity of production.
HB 848 58-0 (1963) Author: Roberts, Ronald Edd | et. al. Relating to licensing of oil and gas well surveyors by the Railroad Commission of Texas; providing penalties and punishment for violation of the provisions of this Act.
HB 1054 58-0 (1963) Author: Cook, George H. Relating to prescribing the powers and duties of the Railroad Commission of Texas relating to the conservation of oil and gas resources of the State of Texas and the protection of correlative rights of owners in a common reservoir; providing a penalty for failing to make report within the time stated and means of enforcing said penalty.
HJR 62 58-0 (1963) Author: Lack, D. Emmett | et. al. Relating to proposing a constitutional amendment to provide that the Railroad Commission shall be composed of five (5), rather than three (3), commissioners.
SB 30 58-0 (1963) Author: Spears, Jr., Franklin Scott Relating to creating a class of motor vehicle carriers to be known as "Restricted Motor Express Common Carriers".
SB 84 58-0 (1963) Author: Owen, III, Frank Relating to amending statutes relative to the production and sale of gas from a common reservoir where demand is seasonable.
SB 187 58-0 (1963) Author: Harrington, D. Roy Relating to providing all rules of the Railroad Commission entered and promulgated by said commission before January 1, 1962 determining the method of division of the daily allowable production of gas among individual wells completed in a non-associated gas reservoir of any field shall remain in force and effect until changed by statute; that all rules of said commission entered and promulgated before January 1, 1962 determining the method of division of the daily allowable of oil among individual wells in any field shall remain in force and effect until changed by statute; said provision to apply equally to any such rules involved in litigation.
SB 257 58-0 (1963) Author: Harrington, D. Roy Relating to allowing interested persons aggrieved by conservation laws relating to crude petroleum or natural gas or waste thereof or by any rule, regulation or order promulgated by the Railroad Commission to file suit, with certain exceptions in a court of competent jurisdiction in the county where any well or wells, land or mineral interest or a part thereof affected lies.
SB 302 58-0 (1963) Author: Hazlewood, Grady Relating to providing for transfer of moneys now on deposit in the State Treasury to the credit of the Motor Carrier Fund, the Oil and Gas Enforcement fund, the Gas Utilities Fund and the Liquefied Petroleum Gas Fund to a single fund in the State Treasury to be known as the Railroad Commission Operating Fund; providing for an effective date of this Act.
SB 400 58-0 (1963) Author: Moore, W.T. "Bill" Relating to further prescribing the powers and duties of the Railroad Commission of Texas relating to the conservation of oil and gas resources of the State of Texas and the protection of correlative rights of owners in a common reservoir; providing a penalty.
SB 471 58-0 (1963) Author: Bates, Sr., James S. "Jim" Relating to the licensing and regulation of motor transportation brokers by the Railroad Commission of Texas; providing an effective date.
HB 50 57-0 (1961) Author: Struve, Joseph Daniel Relating to providing for the regulation of intra-state long distance toll rates and services, giving certain powers to the Railroad Commission of Texas, and preserving regulatory power over exchange telephone rates in incorporated cities and towns.
HB 85 57-0 (1961) Author: Johnson, Sr., Robert Ellis "Bob; Big Daddy" Relating to amending a certain Statue providing a legal rule for rate-making.
HB 156 57-0 (1961) Author: Spears, Jr., Franklin Scott | et. al. Relating to repealing a certain Statute relating to the authority of the Railroad Commission to provide similar rate-making procedures in intrastate traffic movements as are in effect on interstate traffic movements which are under the jurisdiction of the Interstate Commerce Commission.
HB 599 57-0 (1961) Author: Andrews, Thomas M. "Tom" | et. al. Relating to amending a certain Act providing that the Railroad Commission of Texas shall not restrict the number of days any well in this State may produce crude petroleum oil to less than fourteen producing days for any one calendar month.
HB 610 57-0 (1961) Author: Sandahl, Jr., Charles L. Relating to amending and repealing a certain Act providing that certain fees collected by the Railroad Commission be deposited to the General Revenue Fund of the State; abolishing the Motor Transportation Fund; transferring the balance in that fund to the General Revenue Fund; providing an effective date.
HB 613 57-0 (1961) Author: Collins, Sam Forse Relating to amending a certain Act providing for additional notice in certain hearings.
HB 1033 57-0 (1961) Author: James, Tom Relating to provide that where any intrastate rate or charged prescribed by the Railroad Commission or established by railroads or motor carriers is higher than the interstate rate or charge on the same commodity for a like distance within Texas, or between the same points in Texas.
HB 1100 57-0 (1961) Author: Latimer, Roy Truett Relating to amending a certain Act relating to proration of natural gas by the Railroad Commission.
HB 1127 57-0 (1961) Author: Stewart, Vernon James Relating to amending a certain Statute to authorize transfer of monies collected for the purpose of paying for the administration of the conservation laws of this State relating to the production of gas.
SB 436 57-0 (1961) Author: Roberts, Herbert Ray Relating to amending the Liquefied Petroleum Gas Code to define the terms "Original License", "Application For Original License", and "Grandfather Application"; to declare that retail dealers are affected with a public interest and to empower and direct the Railroad Commission of Texas to promulgate and adopt rules and regulations to assure reasonably adequate service by retail dealers tot he general public.
SB 473 57-0 (1961) Author: Lane, Wardlow William | et. al. Relating to amending a certain Statute to authorize transfer or monies collected pursuant for the purpose of paying for the administration of the conservation laws of this state relating to the production of gas, which includes condensates and distillates.
HB 4 56-0 (1959) Author: Bates, Sr., James S. "Jim" Relating to repealing certain acts establishing a comprehensive code regulating the liquefied petroleum gas industry; prescribing penalties for the violation of this Act.
HB 203 56-0 (1959) Author: Latimer, Roy Truett | et. al. Relating to amending certain acts by authorizing the Railroad Commission to consider the amount of crude petroleum oil transported into this State in determining the reasonable market demand of the State and to reasonably limit the amount of production of any person, association or persons or corporation using an excessive amount of such crude petroleum oil to hinder the determination in favor of its own production as against the production of any other person or producer; authorizing the Railroad Commission to reduce the production of any common purchaser imposing pipeline or purchaser prorationing.
HB 806 56-0 (1959) Author: Heatly, W.S. "Bill" Relating to amending certain statutes relative to employment and salaries of employees of the Railroad Commission.
HB 807 56-0 (1959) Author: Heatly, W.S. "Bill" Relating to amending certain statutes relative to salaries of employees of the Gas Utilities Division to be paid from Gas Utilities Fund.
SB 75 56-0 (1959) Author: Hardeman, Dorsey B. Relating to amending Statutes relative to salary and expenses of Gas Utilities Division of Railroad Commission of Texas.
SB 76 56-0 (1959) Author: Hardeman, Dorsey B. Relating to amending Statutes relative to Approval by Board of Control of Employees of Railroad Commission of Texas to remove requirement for.
SB 212 56-0 (1959) Author: Parkhouse, George M. Relating to exempting from regulation by the Railroad Commission of Texas the transportation of passengers or property by motor vehicle wholly within a city, town or village and the commercial zone thereof.
SB 216 56-0 (1959) Author: Hazlewood, Grady | et. al. Relating to amending certain acts by prohibiting sale or abandonment by a common carrier pipeline of any of its connections or lines without a permit of the Railroad Commission or the written consent of all of the owners of connected wells.
SB 375 56-0 (1959) Author: Smith, Preston Earnest Relating to enacting the Liquefied Petroleum Gas Code.
HB 118 55-0 (1957) Author: Welch, Jack | et. al. Relating to conferring upon the Railroad Commission of Texas regulatory authority over telephone rates and services in rural areas; providing penalties.
HB 496 55-0 (1957) Author: Slack, Richard C. Relating to the Texas Equitable Pooling Act relating to pooling agreements and providing for the pooling of mineral interests into drilling units under certain conditions by the Railroad Commission of Texas, the allocation of production on a drilling unit, authorizing orders for certain secondary recovery operations.
SB 100 55-0 (1957) Author: Hazlewood, Grady | et. al. Relating to amending certain Statutes relating to passenger service on railroads by prescribing certain conditions under which the requirement of one train a day may be excepted.
SB 390 55-0 (1957) Author: Gonzalez, Henry Barbosa Relating to amending certain Acts so as to allow the Railroad Commission to adopt rules and regulations to govern its proceedings, investigations and hearings and to require it to do so in cases of applications by railroad companies for approval of actions affecting their employees.
HB 31 55-1 (1957) Author: Lee, John Ruskin | et. al. Relating to providing that the Railroad Commission of Texas shall limit production of crude petroleum oil in this State to the reasonable market demand therefor; providing for the allocation of the allowable among the pools in the State.
HB 7 54-0 (1955) Author: Wohlford, Sam E. | et. al. Relating to amending certain Statutes by defining the term "waste" as therein defined to include economic waste; amending Statutes by expressly vesting in the Railroad Commission of Texas authority to determine the value or values required to be received or attributed to gas produced from any well, field or area of a field in this State in order to prevent waste or conditions conducive thereto, to protect the correlative rights of owners to produce and market gas or to otherwise prevent discrimination and protect the public interest.
HB 72 54-0 (1955) Author: Banks, Jr., Clinton Stanley | et. al. Relating to amending Statutes by authorizing the Railroad Commission of Texas to make and enforce rules, regulations, and orders in connection with the drilling of exploratory wells and wells for oil or gas and abandoned wells, to prevent pollution of the streams and water courses of this State, including sub-surface waters, which results from the escape or release of crude petroleum oil or salt water and other mineralized waters from such wells; providing report of uncapped wells.
HB 147 54-0 (1955) Author: Sadler, Jerry | et. al. Relating to amending Statutes by prescribing the powers and duties of the Railroad Commission of Texas with respect to regulating the passenger train service and equipment which may be required on railroads and branches thereof in intrastate commerce.
HB 160 54-0 (1955) Author: Ford, Jr., Curtis Relating to amending Statutes by providing for revocation of certificates and permits because of nonuse for a period of five years or more.
HB 787 54-0 (1955) Author: Talasek, Reuben Daniel "Rip" Relating to amending certain Acts to provide for the application and appointment of a receiver for certain mineral interests when such interests refuse to join with others in a proposed plan of development found necessary to prevent waste or to protect correlative rights by the Railroad Commission of Texas.
SB 4 54-0 (1955) Author: Hardeman, Dorsey B. | et. al. Relating to amending certain Acts by authorizing the Railroad Commission of Texas to make and enforce rules, regulations, and orders in connection with the drilling of exploratory wells and wells for oil or gas, and abandoning wells, in order to prevent pollution of the streams and water courses of this State, including sub-surface waters, which results from the escape or release of crude petroleum oil or salt water and other mineralized waters from such wells.
SB 341 54-0 (1955) Author: Hazlewood, Grady Relating to amending certain Statutes relating to the promulgation of rules and regulations by the Railroad Commission of Texas, by adding thereto a new sub-section to be known as subsection (8), authorizing the Railroad Commission to set minimum field prices for gas produced from certain fields in Texas when necessary to prevent or lessen waste, including economic waste, or conditions conducive thereto, after notice and hearing; defining the term "prices"; defining the term "gathering" of gas; repealing all laws in conflict with the act; providing a saving or severability clause.
HB 16 53-0 (1953) Author: Hazlett, Alvin Guy | et. al. Relating to amending statutes relating to the promulgation of rules and regulations by the Railroad Commission of Texas, authorizing the Railroad Commission to set minimum field prices for gas produced from certain fields in Texas when necessary to prevent or lessen waste, or conditions conductive thereto, after notice and hearing.
HB 162 53-0 (1953) Author: Chambers, William R. "Bill" Relating to amending statutes relative to prohibiting the sale, assignment, lease, transfer, or inheritance of any certificate or permit held, owned or obtained by any motor carrier operating under the provisions of such statute; repealing the fees which heretofore were required to be paid to the Railroad Commission in connection with any application for approval of any lease, sale or transfer or a certificate or permit.
HB 181 53-0 (1953) Author: Bryan, Sr., Jack C. Relating to amending certain Statutes by authorizing the Railroad Commission of Texas to set minimum field prices for gas produced within Texas when necessary to prevent or lessen waste, or conditions conducive to waste, after notice and hearing.
HB 231 53-0 (1953) Author: Paxton, James Robert "Jim Bob" Relating to amending certain Statutes relating to the requirements of persons, firms, or corporations drilling wells for a purpose other than for securing fresh water; requiring the filing of geological data; providing a penalty.
HB 545 53-0 (1953) Author: Smith, William Landrum "Will" Relating to authorizing and directing the Railroad Commission of the State of Texas to promulgate and adopt rules and regulations, to issue and enforce orders relating to sanitation, health and adequate shelter of Railroad Employees; to appoint an advisory committee composed of employers and employees on Texas railroads, prescribing the function of such committee, providing a penalty for the violation thereof.
HB 594 53-0 (1953) Author: Yancy, Jr., James Watson | et. al. Relating to authorizing the Railroad Commission of Texas to approve agreements for construction and operation of cooperative facilities for conservation and utilization of gas, after notice and hearing and certain findings by the Commission.
HB 808 53-0 (1953) Author: Yezak, Herman Relating to amending certain Statutes by requiring the Railroad Commission to see that railroads maintain certain schedules.
SB 7 53-0 (1953) Author: Hazlewood, Grady Relating to amending certain Statutes relative to the promulgation of rules and regulations by the Railroad Commission of Texas, authorizing the Railroad Commission to set minimum field prices for gas produced from certain fields in Texas when necessary to prevent or lessen waste, including economic waste, or conditions conducive thereto, after notice and hearing; defining certain terms.
SB 57 53-0 (1953) Author: Lane, Wardlow William Relating to amending certain Statutes relative to the promulgation of rules and regulations by the Railroad Commission, authorizing the Railroad Commission to establish minimum prices at the Wellhead for gas produced in Texas when necessary to prevent waste or conditions conducive to waste.
SB 214 53-0 (1953) Author: Sadler, Harley Herman | et. al. Relating to authorizing the Railroad Commission of Texas to approve agreements for construction and operation of cooperative facilities for conservation and utilization of gas, after notice and hearing and certain findings by the Commission.
SB 282 53-0 (1953) Author: Willis, Doyle Relating to authorizing and directing the Railroad Commission of the State of Texas to promulgate and adopt rules and regulations, to issue and enforce orders relating to sanitation, health and adequate shelter of railroad employees; to appoint an advisory committee composed of employers and employees on Texas railroads, prescribing the function of such committee, providing a penalty for the violation thereof.
SB 306 53-0 (1953) Author: Phillips, Jimmy Relating to amending Statutes to confer power and authority upon the Railroad Commission over exploratory wells, including shot holes, to prevent pollution of underground and surface waters of the State.
SB 307 53-0 (1953) Author: Phillips, Jimmy Relating to amending certain Statutes by providing that the Railroad Commission of Texas shall make and enforce rules, regulations and orders in connection with the drilling of exploratory wells, including shot holes, and wells for oil or gas, the production of oil or gas, and the operation and abandonment of such wells, to prevent the pollution of any subsurface fresh waters or of the streams and public bodies of surface water of the State.
HB 137 53-1 (1954) Author: Johnson, J. Pearce Relating to amending certain Acts so as to supplement the appropriation for travel expense for Rate Inspectors, Motor Transportation Division, Railroad Commission.
SB 37 53-1 (1954) Author: Rogers, Johnnie B. Relating to amending certain Acts so as to supplement the appropriation for travel expense for Rate Inspectors, Motor Transportation Division of the Railroad Commission.
HB 92 52-0 (1951) Author: Fly, William S. "Bill" | et. al. Relating to amending certain acts so as to provide for the right of appeal by any holder of a license who is affected by a rule or regulation promulgated by the Railroad Commission of Texas where such rule or regulation is unnecessary, unreasonable, or impracticable in accomplishing the purposes of said Act or is discriminatory, or unjust.
HB 93 52-0 (1951) Author: Fly, William S. "Bill" | et. al. Relating to amending certain acts so as to provide for the annual renewal of licenses issued to liquefied petroleum gas licensees.
HB 94 52-0 (1951) Author: Fly, William S. "Bill" | et. al. Relating to amending certain statutes so as to provide that the Railroad Commission of Texas shall have the power and authority, and it shall be its duty to refuse to grant an original license to any applicant or to cancel the existing license of any licenses, as it shall appear to the Commission upon hearing as herein provided, that such applicant and licensee has violated and failed to comply with any provisions of this Act.
HB 99 52-0 (1951) Author: Morrison, Jr., John E. "Jack" Relating to amending certain statutes by providing that the Railroad Commission of Texas shall prorate and regulate daily production of natural gas to prevent waste and adjust correlative rights; designating when the Commission shall so prorate and regulate; providing that the Commission shall determine the status of gas production and shall allocate the allowable among the wells in the pools, reservoirs and zones in the State, excepting casinghead gas; specifying certain factors to be considered by the Commission in determining daily allowables.
HB 339 52-0 (1951) Author: Gray, Sr., Jessy Franklin Relating to authorizing the Oil and Gas Division of the Railroad Commission of Texas to plug improperly capped oil wells now flowing salt water into the Frio River from State Lease No. MF 8214 in McMullen County; providing an emergency appropriation therefor.
HB 457 52-0 (1951) Author: Barnhart, John Newhall | et. al. Relating to providing for the regulation of intrastate long distance toll rates and services, giving certain powers to the Railroad Commission of Texas, and preserving regulatory power over exchange telephone rates in incorporated cities and towns.
HB 568 52-0 (1951) Author: Williams, Sterling W. | et. al. Relating to amending certain Articles relative to the drilling of wells and preserving the record thereof.
HB 569 52-0 (1951) Author: Miller, Jr., William Andrew Relating to amending certain acts by providing for the inclusion of additional persons and interests within pooled units; providing for the enlargement of pooled units to include additional lands.
HB 638 52-0 (1951) Author: Kilgore, Joe Madison | et. al. Relating to amending certain statutes relating to the promulgation of rules and regulations by the Railroad Commission; authorizing the Railroad Commission to establish minimum prices for gas at the wellhead from gas wells when necessary to prevent waste or conditions conducive to waste.
SB 59 52-0 (1951) Author: Moore, W.T. "Bill" Relating to amending certain statutes requiring the Railroad Commission to see that railroads maintain certain schedules.
SB 143 52-0 (1951) Author: Strauss, Sr., Gus James Relating to creating division of the Railroad Commission of Texas to be known as the Liquefied Petroleum Gas Commission; providing for the employment of an Director and employees; prescribing the duties and powers thereof.
SB 343 52-0 (1951) Author: Bracewell, Jr., Joseph Searcy Relating to amending certain acts providing for the inclusion of additional persons and interests within pooled units; providing for the enlargement of pooled units to include additional lands.
SB 369 52-0 (1951) Author: Lane, Wardlow William Relating to amending certain statutes relating to the promulgation of rules and regulations by the Railroad Commission, authorizing the Railroad Commission to establish minimum prices at the wellhead for gas produced in Texas when necessary to prevent waste or conditions conducive to waste.
HB 110 51-0 (1949) Author: Niemann, Fredrick A. "Fred" | et. al. Relating to requiring the Railroad Commission to see that railroads maintain certain schedules.
HB 626 51-0 (1949) Author: McLellan, Charles Samuel | et. al. Relating to authorizing the Railroad Commission of Texas to fix certain rates for the transportation of fertilizer by contract motor carrier.
SB 96 51-0 (1949) Author: Strauss, Sr., Gus James Relating to amending a previous Act, requiring the Railroad Commission to see that railroads maintain certain schedules.
SB 302 51-0 (1949) Author: Moore, W.T. "Bill" Relating to providing that the Railroad Commission of Texas shall limit production of natural gas in this State to the reasonable market demand therefor; providing that all laws and parts of laws in conflict with this Act are hereby repealed.
SB 303 51-0 (1949) Author: Moore, W.T. "Bill" Relating to providing that any person, firm or corporation, taking natural gas from an oil or gas field, shall take such gas at the price and upon the terms as may be fixed by the Railroad Commission after notice and hearing, in the event the parties cannot agree upon the price and terms; providing that all laws or parts of laws in conflict with this Act are hereby repealed.
SB 364 51-0 (1949) Author: Vick, Kyle A. | et. al. Relating to authorizing the Railroad Commission of Texas to fix certain rates for the transportation of fertilizer by contract motor carrier.
HB 40 51-1 (1950) Author: McLellan, Charles Samuel Relating to amending a previous Act, requiring the Railroad Commission to see that railroads maintain certain schedules.
HB 320 50-0 (1947) Author: Evans, Roger Q. Relating to providing for the regulation of interurban electric railway companies in this State by the Railroad Commission of Texas; prescribing penalties for any violation of the Act and the orders and decrees of the Commission.
HB 342 50-0 (1947) Author: Evans, Roger Q. Relating to promoting the safety of employees and passengers of railroads in the State of Texas, by providing the Railroad Commission of the State of Texas with general authority over railroads, its safety devices, terminals, tracks, bridges and equipment, and train operations.
HB 392 50-0 (1947) Author: Wiseman, Albert Patrick | et. al. Relating to authorizing the Railroad Commission of Texas to fix the terms and price of sale of natural gas when the owner of such gas in the ground is unable to agree with the prospective purchaser thereof as to the price to be paid therefor.
HB 393 50-0 (1947) Author: Wiseman, Albert Patrick | et. al. Relating to amending certain Acts, and authorizing the Railroad Commission of Texas to fix the terms and price of sale of natural gas when the owner of such gas in the ground is unable to agree with the prospective purchaser thereof as to the price to be paid therefor.
HB 394 50-0 (1947) Author: Wiseman, Albert Patrick | et. al. Relating to amending certain Acts, and authorizing the Railroad Commission of Texas to fix the terms and price of sale of natural gas when the owner of such gas in the ground is unable to agree with the prospective purchaser thereof as to the price to be paid therefor.
SB 187 50-0 (1947) Author: Hazlewood, Grady Relating to promoting the safety of employees and passengers of railroads in the State of Texas by providing the Railroad Commission of the State of Texas with general authority over railroads, its safety devices, terminals, tracks, bridges and equipment and train operations.
SB 431 50-0 (1947) Author: Lane, Wardlow William Relating to amending a previous Act, authorizing the Railroad Commission to issue an order authorizing overproduction and underproduction of gas from prorated reservoirs.
HB 112 49-0 (1945) Author: Favors, Ennis Relating to defining "Condensate"; declaring the production of condensate in excess of transportation or market facilities or reasonable market demand to be waste and prohibiting such excess production.
HB 315 49-0 (1945) Author: Evans, Roger Q. Relating to amending certain Statutes by providing that all containers and pertinent equipment used or to be used for storage, transporting and/or dispensing of liquefied petroleum gases, together with appliances using or to use said gas, shall be designed, constructed, assembled, equipped and installed as specified by the rules and regulations of the Railroad Commission, etc.
HB 373 49-0 (1945) Author: Davis, Jr., Harry L. Relating to dealing with the regulation of the transportation of persons or property for hire in intrastate commerce by aircraft; declaring that the regulation and control of navigation and operation of aircraft for compensation or hire and intrastate commerce shall be vested in the Railroad Commission of Texas.
HB 591 49-0 (1945) Author: Swanson, Frederick Glenn | et. al. Relating to amending certain Statutes so as to authorize the Railroad Commission of Texas to require the recycling of hydrocarbon gas back into the reservoir from which said gas was produced so as to maintain fresh reservoir pressure and conserve reservoir energy by preventing gases coming out of solution.
HB 713 49-0 (1945) Author: Storey, Cecil | et. al. Relating to providing for appeals from Railroad Commission orders, made under the oil gas conservation statutes of Texas; and to provide for the nature of trials on appeals from such orders and to repeal all laws inconsistent herewith.
HB 31 48-0 (1943) Author: Knight, Roger A. Relating to requiring the granting by the Railroad Commission of certificates of public convenience and necessity for the operation of motor vehicles for the transportation of persons and property for compensation or hire over the public highways of this State between and serving cities, towns and villages located on or served by any railroad, etc.; and repealing all laws or parts of laws in conflict.
HB 62 48-0 (1943) Author: Knight, Roger A. Relating to providing for the proration by the Railroad Commission of Texas of gas, gas and condensate and/or distillate wells in the same manner as is now provided for oil wells, and providing that all laws and parts of laws in conflict with this Act and particularly any portion of House Bill No. 266, Chapter 120, General Laws of the 44th Legislature of Texas, Regular Session, that may be in conflict with this Act are hereby repealed.
HB 80 48-0 (1943) Author: Cato, Arthur Relating to declaring the ownership of motor truck and motor bus lines by railroad companies to be contrary to the genius of free government and making it unlawful for railroad companies to own, control or operate any motor truck lines or motor bus lines for the carrying of freight or passengers for compensation or hire in this State.
HB 168 48-0 (1943) Author: Favors, Ennis Relating to defining "Condensate"; declaring the production of condensate in excess of transportation or market facilities or reasonable market demand to be waste and prohibiting such excess production.
HB 375 48-0 (1943) Author: Hutchins, Sr., Edgar | et. al. Relating to the regulation of the transportation of persons or property in intrastate commerce by aircraft.
HB 442 48-0 (1943) Author: Lasseter, Elwyn Howard Relating to validating orders of the Railroad Commission of Texas heretofore entered granting permits to drill wells for oil and/or gas as exceptions to Rule 37 of the Rules and Regulations of the Railroad Commission of Texas relating to the spacing of oil wells, providing for production from such wells.
SB 51 48-0 (1943) Author: Lovelady, Karl L. Relating to the regulation of the transportation of persons or property in intrastate commerce by aircraft; declaring the sovereignty of space above the lands and waters of this state.
SB 104 48-0 (1943) Author: York, Joseph Alton Relating to providing for the proration by the Railroad Commission of Texas of gas, gas and condensate and/or distillate wells in the same manner as is now provided for oil wells, and providing that all laws and parts of laws in conflict with this Act are hereby repealed.
SB 283 48-0 (1943) Author: Chadick, T. C. | et. al. Relating to validating orders of the Railroad Commission of Texas heretofore entered granting permits to drill wells for oil and/or gas as exceptions to Rule 37 of the Rules and Regulations of the Railroad Commission of Texas relating to the spacing of oil wells, providing for production from such wells.
HB 18 47-0 (1941) Author: Morse, Robert Emmett Relating to providing for the proration of wet gas and/or wet gas and distillate wells in the same manner as is now provided for oil wells.
HB 179 47-0 (1941) Author: McNamara, Eugene "Gene" | et. al. Relating to providing for the proration of wet gas and/or wet gas and distillate or condensate wells by the Railroad Commission in the same manner as is provided for oil wells.
HB 415 47-0 (1941) Author: Bray, Clayton Relating to defining "Condensate"; declaring the production of condensate in excess of transportation or market facilities or reasonable market demand to be waste and prohibiting such excess production; authorizing the Railroad Commission of Texas to determine such excess production and the reasonable market demand.
HB 767 47-0 (1941) Author: Hileman, J. K. "Jake" | et. al. Relating to prohibiting the restriction, by the Railroad Commission of Texas, of the production of crude petroleum oil from fields in Texas when the producing or proven territory extends beyond the limits of the State.
HB 810 47-0 (1941) Author: Heflin, James McDonald Relating to amending a certain Article of the Revised Civil Statutes relating to the powers of Railroad Corporations.
HB 853 47-0 (1941) Author: Lehman, Henry G. "Bud" Relating to amending a certain Act relating to the granting by the Railroad Commission of certificates of public convenience and necessity to operate as a common carrier.
HB 942 47-0 (1941) Author: Clark, Lester Relating to amending a certain Act providing that the Railroad Commission of Texas shall limit production of crude petroleum oil in this State to the reasonable market demand therefor.
HB 1028 47-0 (1941) Author: Lucas, Hugh "Jap" | et. al. Relating to regulating "Transportation Agents", defining the terms "person", "Commission", "Transportation agent", and "license"; to require such transportation agents to have licenses, to furnish bond; providing for the issuance and cancellation of such licenses by the Railroad Commission of Texas; providing that the Railroad Commission of Texas may make reasonable rules and regulations applicable to all persons holding transportation agent's licenses; providing penalties.
SB 8 47-0 (1941) Author: Chadick, T. C. Relating to providing for the proration by the Railroad Commission of Texas of wet gas and distillate wells in the same manner as is now provided for oil wells.
SB 35 47-0 (1941) Author: Brownlee, J. Houghton Relating to exempting private carrier trucks from regulation by Railroad Commission.
SB 380 47-0 (1941) Author: Van Zandt, Olan Rogers Relating to amending certain Act requiring the granting by the Railroad Commission of certificates of public convenience and necessity for the operation of motor vehicles for the transportation of property for compensation or hire over the public highways of this state between and serving cities.
HB 55 46-0 (1939) Author: Pope, Walter Elmer "Uncle Elmer" Relating to the requirement of the Railroad Commission of Texas to prescribe rules and regulations governing the issuance of tickets and bills of lading intrastate motor bus and truck carriers for transportation of passengers and property for hire; providing penalties.
HB 278 46-0 (1939) Author: Broadfoot, Albert S. | et. al. Relating to creating Ports of Entry under the jurisdiction and administration of the Railroad Commission of Texas, etc.
HB 424 46-0 (1939) Author: Mays, Sr., Abe M. Relating to amending certain Article to provide for annual reports of free passes, franks and transportation; prescribing a penalty for violation.
HB 590 46-0 (1939) Author: Bell, John Junior Relating to providing an emergency appropriation of Twenty Thousand Dollars ($20,000) payable out of any funds in the State Treasury not otherwise appropriated for the use and benefit of the Gas Utilities Division of the Railroad Commission of Texas and for the used and benefit of the Attorney General's Department.
HB 694 46-0 (1939) Author: Bond, Bowlen | et. al. Relating to amending a certain Act relating the conservation of oil and other natural resources.
HB 772 46-0 (1939) Author: Daniel, Sr., Marion Price Relating to providing that no permit shall be granted by the Railroad Commission of Texas to drill a well for oil, gas or other minerals until and unless a certified copy or a certified photostatic copy of the applicant's policy of Workman's Compensation Insurance is filed with the Commission showing that the applicant has insurance covering those laborers who are working on said well.
HB 792 46-0 (1939) Author: Felty, Fred Cumming Relating to amending a certain Article providing regulations for the design, installation, construction, and operation of containers and pertinent equipment for the storage, handling, and transportation of butane or liquefied petroleum gases, empowering the Railroad Commission to alter and amend such regulations.
HB 944 46-0 (1939) Author: Hartzog, Howard G. | et. al. Relating to amending a certain Act relating to authorizing and empowering the Railroad Commission of Texas to regulate stations, terminals, or depots operated by a motor bus company or companies and to provide for the establishment of union bus terminals, stations, or depots by a requirement for the construction, acquisition, operation, and maintenance of union terminals and joint facilities; providing penalties.
HB 979 46-0 (1939) Author: Burkett, Omar | et. al. Relating to providing mandatory provisions for metering of all oil and gas pipe lines within the State of Texas whether engaged in intra-state or interstate transportation, or both; defining the powers and duties of the Railroad Commission with respect to its enforcement; providing penalties for violation of the Act.
SB 32 46-0 (1939) Author: Small, Sr., Charles Clinton "Clint" Relating to fixing the maximum daily volume of sweet gas which may be withdrawn from any common reservoir in this State producing sweet gas; directing the Railroad Commission of Texas to inquire into the production of sweet gas to determine whether or not drainage is taking place.
SB 75 46-0 (1939) Author: Nelson, G. Hobert Relating to regulating brokers who sell transportation or who may make any contract, agreement or arrangement to provide, procure, furnish or arrange for transportation, furnish information relative to such transportation, or introduce parties; providing penalties.
HB 181 45-0 (1937) Relating to providing for the admissibility in evidence of certified copies of certain instruments required by Statute or by Rules of the Railroad Commission of Texas to be filed with the Railroad Commission of Texas.
HB 1005 45-0 (1937) Relating to providing that the Railroad Commission of Texas may issue special permits to transport used office furniture and equipment for hire by motor vehicles.
HB 1017 45-0 (1937) Relating to empowering and authorizing the Railroad Commission of the State of Texas to investigate the use of malodorants by persons, firms, or corporations engaged in the business of handling, storing, selling or distributing natural gas and liquefied petroleum gases including butane and other odorless gases for private and commercial use, or supplying the same by pipe lines or otherwise to any public building or buildings or the general public, and empowering the Commission to require such gases to be malodorized so that they will indicate by distinctive odor their presence.
SB 12 45-0 (1937) Relating to providing for the taking of written depositions in matters pending before the Motor Transportation Division of the Railroad Commission.
SB 261 45-0 (1937) Relating to authorizing Railroad Commission to appoint examiners to conduct hearings and make recommendations regarding motor carriers.
SB 345 45-0 (1937) Relating to making appropriation for the support and maintenance of certain employees of the Motor Transportation Division of the Railroad Commission for the last five months of the current biennium ending August 31, 1937.
SB 407 45-0 (1937) Relating to fixing the total daily volume of sour gas which may be withdrawn from any common reservoir in this State producing both sweet and sour gas to be used in the manufacture of carbon black.
HB 266 44-0 (1935) Author: Stanfield, Halmond Kinsland | et. al. Relating to declaring the policy of the State of Texas with reference to the production and conservation of natural gas and correlative rights of owners of gas producing properties; prescribing the penalties for violations of this Act and authorizing suits for penalties in the name of the State and fixing the venue of such suits.
HB 403 44-0 (1935) Author: Stovall, Hezekiah Richard Relating to injunctions and/or restraining orders to be issued against the Railroad Commission of Texas.
HB 581 44-0 (1935) Author: Duvall, Jesse Caldwell Relating to regulating the use of the public highways for the transportation of crude petroleum or the products of crude petroleum by trucks or other vehicles.
HB 782 44-0 (1935) Author: Latham, Sidney | et. al. Relating to providing for the conservation of oil and gas resources of the State of Texas and for the prevention of waste thereof.
HB 862 44-0 (1935) Author: Steward, Hugh Birt Relating to making it an offense for any person to forge the name of any agent, officer or employee of the Railroad Commission of Texas to a permit or tender of the Railroad Commission of Texas relating to crude petroleum oil or natural gas or any product or by-product of either.
SB 265 44-0 (1935) Relating to defining "transportation agent"; providing certain exceptions; regulating the business of transportation agents; prescribing the duties of the Railroad Commission with relation to transportation agents; fixing a penalty for violations of this Act.
SB 78 43-0 (1933) Relating to providing that before a permit or certificate of public convenience and necessity may be issued to any motor carrier, or before any motor carrier may lawfully operate under such permit or certificate, such motor carrier shall file with the Commission bonds and insurance policies issued by companies authorized by law to transact business in Texas, in an amount to be fixed by the Commission under such rules and regulations as it may prescribe.
HB 43 43-2 (1934) Author: Long, Robert J. "Bob" | et. al. Relating to appropriating the proceeds of the tax derived under the provisions hereof authorizing the Railroad Commission to employ such help and to incur such other expenses as are necessary to enforce the conservation laws of this State relating to oil and gas and the orders of the Railroad Commission promulgated pursuant thereto.
HB 99 43-2 (1934) Author: Long, Robert J. "Bob" Relating to providing for the control of refineries, requiring reports of same, authorizing the Railroad Commission agents to inspect refinery properties; requiring such refineries to equip their pipelines with meters and report measurements of same.
SB 21 43-3 (1934) Author: Pace, Will D. Relating to further prescribing the powers and duties of the Railroad Commission in Texas in respect to the conservation of oil and gas and the regulation of the production, storage, transportation, sale and handling thereof; providing for penalties, injunctions and other appropriate remedies in the event of violations and fixing the venue of such suits.
HB 335 42-0 (1931) Author: Murphy, Edward Thad | et. al. Relating to amending certain laws so as to further regulate motor carriers transporting property for hire over the public highways.
HB 356 42-0 (1931) Author: Bond, Thomas R. | et. al. Relating to amending certain statutes regulating reports required to be made to the Railroad Commission by corporations, companies and persons issuing free transportation, by providing that such report shall be made as and when requested by the Railroad Commission of Texas, and fixing a penalty for violation of the law.
SB 609 42-0 (1931) Author: Loy, Jacob Jackson "Jake" | et. al. Relating to limiting expenses; relating to Railroad Commission employees.
HB 19 42-1 (1931) Author: Davis, Ephraim McDaniel "E.M." | et. al. Relating to amending certain Acts relating to pipe lines; providing a basis for pipeline rates requiring the Railroad Commission to immediately establish and enforce same on said basis and authorizing and requiring the Commission to fix rates and charges for transportation, storage and loading of crude oil and petroleum; providing penalties.
HB 25 42-1 (1931) Author: Wagstaff, Robert McAlpine | et. al. Relating to powers and duties of the Railroad Commission of Texas in respect to the conservation of oil and gas; amending certain laws requiring gas from gas wells to be confined under the circumstances and conditions therein stated; providing that said commission shall prohibit oil and gas waste.
HB 388 41-0 (1929) Author: Long, Robert J. "Bob" | et. al. Relating to removing conflicts from the conservation Statutes, restoring the penalties and more adequately providing for the conservation of oil and gas in the State of Texas.
HB 654 41-0 (1929) Author: Tillotson, Leonard E. Relating to defining motor carriers and placing such motor carriers under the regulation of the Railroad Commission of Texas.
SB 125 41-0 (1929) Author: Moore, Joseph M. "Joe" Relating to granting power to either member of the Railroad Commission or any employee designated by the Railroad Commission in all cases coming before the Commission of whatever nature to hold hearings and investigations and make a record thereof for the use and benefit of the Railroad Commission the same as if the entire Commission were present, and granting to such Commissioner or designated employee power to administer oaths, certify to official acts, compel the attendance of witnesses and the production of papers, waybills, books, accounts, and punish for contempt, providing for the introduction and consideration of said testimony by the Commission.
HB 105 41-5 (1930) Author: Petsch, Alfred P.C. | et. al. Relating to providing for the taking of depositions in matters pending before the Railroad Commission, or any division thereof.
SB 25 41-5 (1930) Author: Hyer, Julien Capers | et. al. Relating to enlarging the powers and duties of the Railroad Commission of Texas with reference to conservation, transportation, storage and purchase of petroleum and its products in this State; prescribing penalty.
HB 26 40-0 (1927) Author: Jacks, Nathaniel Green Relating to defining certain words and phrases; vesting in the Railroad Commission of Texas power and authority to fix and prescribe the rates, rules, regulations and practices of certain persons and corporations engaged in a public utility service.
HB 387 40-0 (1927) Author: Denman, Charles Culberson "Cub" Relating to the operation of Passenger Trains on Railroads in Texas.
HB 525 40-0 (1927) Author: Teer, Claud D. | et. al. Relating to providing for the fixing of the salary of the Secretary of the Railroad Commission of Texas by the Appropriation Committee from time to time, as the salaries of other State employees are fixed.
SB 315 40-0 (1927) Author: Bledsoe, William Harrison Relating to providing an additional salary of One Thousand Dollars each per annum to the members of the Railroad Commission of Texas to be paid out of the fund created under Article 6032 of the Revised Civil Statutes of the State of Texas, and One Thousand Dollars each per annum to paid out of the fund created under Article 6060 of the Revised Civil Statutes of the State of Texas.
HB 136 40-1 (1927) Author: Beck, Walter H. Relating to amending certain laws by providing that that the Railroad Commission of Texas shall have supervision over, and power to regulate, the public service rendered by and the payments and charges of motor bus companies or others operating depots, termini, waiting rooms, etc., appurtenant to or in connection with any motor bus service.
HB 139 40-1 (1927) Author: Holland, Robert H. | et. al. Relating to providing for the conservation of petroleum oil and natural gas in the State of Texas; authorizing the Railroad Commission of Texas to stop and prevent the waste of such oil and gas and to promote the conservation thereof and to make and enforce rules, regulations and orders for such purposes.
HB 141 40-1 (1927) Author: Beck, Walter H. Relating to amending certain laws so as to provide for the enforcement of the Act by assessing and collecting a penalty instead of making the failure to obey the law a misdemeanor.
SB 29 40-1 (1927) Author: Wood, Ashley Elijah Relating to providing a means of eliminating or greatly decreasing the danger at railroad crossings; providing a means for the prevention, modification, alteration or elimination of railroad grade crossings.
HB 300 39-0 (1925) Author: Albritton, James C. Relating to regulating the construction of locomotive engines, tank and tenders used in intrastate commerce; conferring upon the railroad commission the power and duty to enforce; making it unlawful for any party to use a locomotive engine not in compliance with this act and the orders of the railroad commission; fixing a penalty for the violation thereof. House: Labor
HB 431 39-0 (1925) Author: Wade, William Andrew Relating to the definition of certain terms; authorizing the State Railroad Commission to curtail the construction of and provide for the alteration or elimination of railroad grade crossings. Authorizing the acquiring of additional right-of-way; providing for maintenance of underpasses and overpasses; providing a penalty. House: Highways and Motor Traffic
HB 438 39-0 (1925) Author: Maxwell, Homer Robert Relating to requiring certain things in regards to the construct of railroads in towns when ordered to do so by the Railroad Commission of the State of Texas; prescribing a penalty for violation of such orders made by the Railroad Commission. House: Common Carriers
HB 521 39-0 (1925) Author: Young, Dewey | et. al. Relating to regulating the manufacture of carbon black from natural gas; providing for the issuance of permits; placing jurisdiction in the Railroad Commission; providing penalties. House: Oil, Gas and Mining
HB 636 39-0 (1925) Author: Daniel, Roy Joyner Relating to granting authority to the Railroad Commission to formulate rules, rates and regulations governing transportation across river or streams. House: Common Carriers
SB 71 39-0 (1925) Author: Bowers, Richard Saffarrans | et. al. Relating to placing all motor vehicles operating for hire over the highway of this State under the jurisdiction of the Railroad Commission; defining motor vehicles, motor carriers, public highways, Railroad Commission, Highway Commission, and declaring all motor carriers to be common carriers subject to the regulations of the State of Texas. Senate: Roads, Bridges and Ferries (Highways and Motor Traffic as of 1/23/1925)
SB 286 39-0 (1925) Author: Smith, Jesse R. Relating to requiring railroad companies that heretofore have constructed, or that hereafter may construct, railroads through or into any town or city in this State, to construct and form a physical track in connection with any other railroad that heretofore has been, or that hereafter may be, constructed through or into such town or city when ordered to do so by the Railroad Commission of Texas; prescribing a penalty for violation of such orders made by the Railroad Commission. Senate: State Affairs
SB 350 39-0 (1925) Author: Witt, Edgar E. Relating to granting power to the Railroad Commission of Texas to supervise and control the taking of natural gas from all gas wells in Texas; providing for rules and regulations for the exercise of said power; providing for the enforcement of the provisions here and any rule or regulation of said Railroad Commission made hereunder. Senate: State Affairs
SB 359 39-0 (1925) Author: Witt, Edgar E. Relating to granting the Railroad Commission of Texas authority to make and enforce rules and regulations for the Conservation of the oil and gas resources of the state. Senate: State Affairs
SB 387 39-0 (1925) Author: Wirtz, Alvin Jacob Relating to amending certain statute providing that employees designated may hear the evidence adduced at a hearing upon the establishment of rates under said statute, and for such purpose hall have the power to administer oath to the witnesses, compel their attendance, and the production of papers, waybills, books, accounts, documents, and testimony; providing that in the trial of such cause the findings and order of the commission shall be prima facie evidence of the facts therein stated. Senate: Civil Jurisprudence
SB 388 39-0 (1925) Author: Wirtz, Alvin Jacob Relating to amending certain statute so that the provisions of said statute apply to and effect the transportation of passengers and freight by gasoline or electric motor cars over steam railroads between points within this State. Senate: Civil Jurisprudence
HB 378 39-1 (1926) Author: Bobbitt, Sr., Robert Lee Making an appropriation for the additional support and maintenance of the Oil and Gas Division of the Railroad Commission of Texas for the year beginning September 1, 1926 and ending August 31, 1927 and for the payment of the sum of One Thousand Three Hundred Seventy Dollars ($1,370.00) for the service of a deputy supervisor thereof. House: Appropriations
SB 314 39-1 (1926) Author: Parr, Archer "Archie" Relating to making appropriation for additional support of the Oil and Gas Division of the Railroad Commission of Texas for the year beginning September 1, 1926, and ending August 31, 1927, and for the payment of the sum of One Thousand Three Hundred Seventy Dollars ($1,370.00) for the service of deputy supervisor thereof from April 13, 1926, to August 31, 1926. Senate: Finance
HB 108 38-0 (1923) Author: Gipson, Ennis H. | et. al. Relating to extending the jurisdiction, supervision, powers and duties of the Railroad Commission of Texas to and over the telegraph and telephone lines lying within the State of Texas.
HB 263 38-0 (1923) Author: Stroder, J. T. | et. al. Relating to declaring Cotton Gines a public utility, and providing for the regulation thereof.
HB 23 37-0 (1921) Author: Curtis, Albert B. Relating to a certain Act defining and declaring the regulation of the operating of certain public utilities.
HB 186 37-0 (1921) Author: Walker, B. P. Regulating to a certain Act regarding the rates and charges of hotels in this State.
HB 339 37-0 (1921) Author: Williams, Newton Barber "Newt" Relating to requiring the Railroad Commission of the State of Texas to fix tariff on cotton.
HB 370 37-0 (1921) Author: Melson, John McCullough | et. al. Relating to abolishing the State Tax Board and State Tax Commissioner.
HB 383 37-0 (1921) Author: Cox, Ben L. Relating to amend a certain Act regarding the amount to be paid out of the general revenue.
HB 416 37-0 (1921) Author: Miller, Barry Relating to amend a certain Act regarding the compensation of the Railroad Commission.
HB 442 37-0 (1921) Author: Horton, Frank B. Relating to amend a certain Act switching and transportation charges of railroad companies.
HB 467 37-0 (1921) Author: Binkley, Thomas G. Relating to abolishing the State Highway Commission.
HB 482 37-0 (1921) Author: Sims, Orland LeCompte | et. al. Relating to stock yards engaged in holding livestock received from transportation lines.
HB 483 37-0 (1921) Author: Davis, John Relating to certain properties and business of public utilities, etc., and placing same under the jurisdiction of the Railroad Commission.
SB 12 37-0 (1921) Author: Dorough, Robert Pierce "Bob" | et. al. Relating to proposing the creation of a Public Utility regulation, known as the Public Utility Act.
SB 74 37-0 (1921) Author: Witt, Edgar E. | et. al. Relating to creating the Court of Industrial Relations; providing for the supervision of public utilities; defining public utilities corporations, etc.
SB 125 37-0 (1921) Author: Dorough, Robert Pierce "Bob" Relating to a certain Act seeking to place the management and control of the Texas State Railroad with the Railroad Commission of the State.
SB 242 37-0 (1921) Author: Williams, Guinn Terrell Relating to regulating the granting of restraining orders and injunctions to prevent the orders of the Railroad Commission from becoming effective, etc.
SB 243 37-0 (1921) Author: Dudley, Richard M. Relating to defining stockyards engaged in holding livestock received from transportation lines, pending their sale to purchasers, etc.
HB 43 37-1 (1921) Author: Beasley, Clifton E. | et. al. Relating to conferring the duties, etc., of State Tax Board and State Tax Commissioner upon the State Comptroller of Public Accounts.
HB 138 37-1 (1921) Author: Curtis, Albert B. Relating to placing certain public utilities under control of the Railroad Commission.
HB 32 36-0 (1919) Author: Sentell, C. Frank | et. al. Relating to abolishing the State Highway Commission as created by Chapter 190 of the Acts of 1917, and the amendments thereto; merging the State Highway Department with the Railroad Commission of Texas, and providing that the engineer appointed by the Railroad commission shall perform the duties now devolving upon the State Highway Engineer, and providing that the Railroad Commission shall exercise, execute, perform and discharge and have all the duties, powers, rights and functions now possessed by the State Highway Commission under and by virtue of the terms of the law governing such Highway Commission, and shall carry out and perform all the conditions and duties of such law.
HB 157 36-0 (1919) Author: Cox, Ben L. Relating to defining common carrier pipe and gas lines engaged, or to engage in the transportation, sale or distribution of natural or artificial gas; declaring all corporations, persons, partnerships, or associations of persons now engaged or to hereafter engage in selling, distributing, and transporting natural or artificial gas in this State to be common carriers, declaring such common carriers to be public utilities and making them subject to the provisions of this Act; fixing penalties for violation of this Act, and the rules and orders of said Commission; making certain violations a criminal offense and fixing the penalty therefor, and providing means for the recovery of such penalties as are not made criminal, either by the State of Texas, or the party aggrieved by such violation, making the tribunal in which such recovery may be had, and providing for the recovery of excessive charges by patrons of such common carriers.
HB 455 36-0 (1919) Author: McCord, Felix J. Relating to providing escheat to the State of Texas the properties of all railway companies that cease to operate their roads or abandon the same, and placing said property in the hands of the State Railway Commission; and empowering said Railway Commission to administer said railways; to operate the same or to lease the same, or if in their judgment the property will not pay, to then order the property to be sold; providing for the classification of all debts owing by said corporation, and providing for their payment.
HB 581 36-0 (1919) Author: Gaddy, J. Homer | et. al. Relating to amending certain Act permitting railroad corporations, by and with the permission of the Railroad Commission of Texas and county commissioners court of the county wherein located, to change, relocate or abandon any portion of its line without and adjacent to the limits of certain cities so as to make same applicable to incorporated cities containing 20,000 inhabitants or more, according to the United States Census.
SB 13 36-0 (1919) Author: Hopkins, Sr., George Milton Relating to amending certain acts so as to abolish the position of pipe line expert, and to define the duties of the Railroad Commission in regard to assembling information to be used as a basis for making rates, levying a tax on crude oil produced, providing for the payment of certain expenses.
SB 61 36-0 (1919) Author: Dorough, Robert Pierce "Bob" Relating to placing under the jurisdiction of the Railroad Commission of the State of Texas, public utilities as defined in this Act, conferring upon the Commission powers for the regulation of such public utilities as defined herein, except the rates and service of public utilities operated by cities and towns, prescribing the rights and duties of public utilities, preserving to cities, towns and municipalities powers for regulation and control, providing penalties for violations of provisions of this Act.
SB 88 36-0 (1919) Author: Witt, Edgar E. Relating to amending certain articles by defining the term railroad station with obligations incident thereto, and providing that station limits now existing or hereafter established shall not be changed except on order of the Railroad Commission.
SB 263 36-0 (1919) Author: Suiter, William David "Will" Relating to conferring power upon the Railroad Commission of Texas to require non-grade crossings, when the public interest requires them, at the crossings of the lines of steam and interurban railways with public highways, to apportion the costs thereof amongst the owners, etc., of such railways or between the owners, etc., of such interested railways and interested counties, cities or towns; providing penalties and other remedies for the enforcement of such orders. Senate: Criminal Jurisprudence
SB 301 36-0 (1919) Author: Suiter, William David "Will" Relating to escheating a railroad and its property to the State, when such road has abandoned operation of the road or is threatening to abandon operation, prescribing the duties of the attorney general of the State of Texas in filing suit for such purpose. Senate: Internal Improvements
SB 350 36-0 (1919) Author: Carlock, Sr., Robert Lee Relating to conserving the oil and gas resources of the State of Texas; investing the Railroad Commission of Texas with authority to make all needful rules and regulations with respect to the conservation of said resources; prescribing offenses against said Act, and providing for the punishment therefor. House: Oil, Gas, and Mining
Senate: Internal Improvements
SB 36 36-2 (1919) Author: Smith, Lon A. Relating to requiring owners and operators of oil and gas wells to keep accurate records of oil and gas produced, and keep books open to inspection by the Railroad Commission.
SB 137 36-2 (1919) Author: Dean, William Luther Relating to making it the duty of every oil pipeline company to make to the Comptroller and to the Railroad Commission written report showing the number of barrels crude petroleum run by it; providing penalties.
HB 11 36-3 (1920) Author: Cox, Ben L. | et. al. Relating to regulating public gas utilities and placing them under the jurisdiction of the Railroad Commission.
HB 298 35-0 (1917) Author: Butler, William R. | et. al. Relating to authorizing the Railroad Commission to require non-grade crossings at certain crossings of the lines of railways; providing penalties.
HB 384 35-0 (1917) Author: Nichols, Joseph Francis | et. al. Relating to granting the Railroad Commission power to require separation of grades at certain railroad crossings.
HB 447 35-0 (1917) Author: Canales, José Tomás | et. al. Relating to authorizing the Railroad Commission to regulate the granting and application of excursion rates by railroad companies.
HB 494 35-0 (1917) Author: Carlock, Sr., Robert Lee Relating to conferring upon the Railroad Commission authority to require railway companies to construct passenger depots and regulating procedure in suits brought for the enforcement of such orders.
HB 698 35-0 (1917) Author: Carlock, Sr., Robert Lee Relating to authorizing the Railroad Commission to compile data relative to the cost of handling freight on the different railroads and divisions of railroads in this State.
SB 68 35-0 (1917) Author: McNealus, James Clayton Relating to defining common carrier pipe lines engaged, or to engage in the transportation of petroleum oil; giving the Railroad Commission of Texas the power to regulate the rate of such transportation by such common carriers; fixing penalties for violation of this Act, and the rules and orders of said commission.
SB 84 35-0 (1917) Author: Hopkins, Sr., George Milton Relating to conferring upon the Railroad Commission the power to require the owners or operators of railroads within the State to arrange, rearrange or re-locate their railroad tracts and depot buildings for safety reasons; providing procedure for such requirements.
SB 147 35-0 (1917) Author: Clark, Isaac Edgar Relating to conferring power upon the Railroad Commission to require non-grade crossings at crossings of the lines of certain railways.
SB 254 35-0 (1917) Author: Lattimore, Offa Shivers Relating to conferring upon the Railroad Commission authority to require two or more railway companies whose lines enter the same city or town.
SB 328 35-0 (1917) Author: Harley, James A. Relating to permitting railroad corporations to change, re-locate or abandon any portion of its line when without the limits of any incorporated city, town or village with permission of Railroad Commission of Texas.
SB 348 35-0 (1917) Author: Robbins, Archie C. Relating to amending certain laws by providing that the Railroad Commission of Texas shall hereafter be known as the Railroad and Public Utilities Commission of Texas, and defining its additional powers and duties.
SB 366 35-0 (1917) Author: Buchanan, Arren C. | et. al. Relating to requiring railroad companies and receivers of railroad companies contesting in any suit in any court to make certain reports to the Railroad Commission of Texas.
SB 372 35-0 (1917) Author: Caldwell, Walter Douglass Relating to authorizing and requiring the Railroad Commission to ascertain and find the cost of transportation and handling of freight traffic by operating divisions thereof; providing penalties.
SJR 5 35-0 (1917) Author: Henderson, John Morgan Proposing an amendment declaring what are Public Utilities and authorizing their rates and terms of service to be controlled, regulated and fixed by the Railroad Commission.
HB 137 35-4 (1918) Author: Cope, W. D. | et. al. Relating to prescribing certain duties and powers heretofore vested in the State Tax Board so as to vest such powers and duties upon the Railroad Commission of Texas.
SB 55 35-4 (1918) Author: Hopkins, Sr., George Milton Relating to conferring upon the Railroad Commission of Texas the power to require persons owning or operating railroads withing the State of Texas to rearrange or relocate their railroad tracks and depot buildings at stations when and where the safety of the public may require such rearrangement.
SB 73 35-4 (1918) Author: Alderdice, James Monroe Relating to repealing certain laws providing for a State Tax Board and devolving duties heretofore placed upon such Board upon the Railroad Commission of Texas.
HB 8 34-0 (1915) Author: McAskill, Duncan Alexander | et. al. Relating to authorizing the Railroad Commission of Texas requiring railroad companies or receivers to construct and operate spur tracks connecting with their main lines and extending to private industries or businesses.
HB 117 34-0 (1915) Author: Fuller, Franklin Oliver Relating to empowering the Railroad Commission of Texas to require any railway company or receiver owning or operating any line of railroad to acquire and install in a road bed or track such ties, rails, ballast and other material as may be adequate and necessary to lay such in a safe condition to enable the transport of freight and passengers; prescribing penalties.
HB 294 34-0 (1915) Author: Hill, W. L. | et. al. Relating to making an appropriation to enable the Railroad Commission to employ such experts and attorneys as may be necessary to aid and represent the Commission in developing the facts essential to be ascertained in passing upon the application now pending before the Commission of the principal railroad companies in the State for an increase in all rates applying on shipments of freight wholly between points within this State.
HB 426 34-0 (1915) Author: Lane, Hunter P. | et. al. Relating to defining telegraph and telephone companies as common carriers and placing them under control of the Railroad Commission.
HB 585 34-0 (1915) Author: Hopkins, Sr., George Milton Relating to conferring upon the Railroad Commission the power to require railroad companies to arrange or re-arrange their tracks and buildings where the safety of the public may require such arrangement or rearrangement.
SB 66 34-0 (1915) Author: Townsend, Jr., William J. "Jim" Relating to authorizing and empowering the Railroad Commission of Texas to require any railway company or receiver owning or operating any line of railroad within the State; to authorize the railroad commission to permit the issuance of bonds for such improvements; prescribing penalties.
SB 67 34-0 (1915) Author: Cowell, Silas Benjamin Relating to amending a certain Statute preventing changes in locations of general offices, machine shops or roundhouses, for the operation of railroads in Texas, without the consent of the Railroad Commission of Texas, and to prohibit such consent to any removal in conflict with the restrictions of Article 6423, and to provide that such consent shall be unnecessary to returns to previous locations under judgments in pending suits.
SB 140 34-0 (1915) Author: Townsend, Jr., William J. "Jim" Relating to authorizing the Railroad Commission to make inquire into the expenditures of railways for salaries and to make such orders as may be necessary to secure economy in the expenses of operating railways in Texas.
SB 153 34-0 (1915) Author: Bee, Carlos Relating to authorizing the Railroad Commission of Texas to require Railroad Companies or receivers thereof operating lines within the state to construct and operate spur tracks connecting with their main lines or branch lines and extending to private industries or businesses; fixing penalties.
SB 160 34-0 (1915) Author: Bee, Carlos Relating to making an appropriation for Railroad Commission to pay expense of rate hearing.
HB 19 34-1 (1915) Author: Beason, Augustine L. | et. al. Relating to amending certain laws relating to the issuance of stocks and bonds by corporations operated wharves, docks and piers.
SB 20 34-1 (1915) Author: Hall, William L. Relating to amending a certain General Law relating to the issuance of stocks and bonds by the associations and corporations brought under the jurisdiction of the Railroad Commission.
HB 271 33-0 (1913) Author: Mendell, Jr., George W. | et. al. Relating to authorizing and requiring the Railroad Commission of Texas to revalue all railroads in the state.
HB 412 33-0 (1913) Author: McKamy, Jr., William Cooper Relating to certain rules and regulations relating to the railroads, prescribing penalties.
HB 734 33-0 (1913) Author: Watson, Daniel Relating to compelling railroad companies to make a full and itemized accurate monthly report to the Railroad Commission of Texas of all their gross receipts by their local agents through the commissioners courts, providing that the president, and other and all disbursing agents shall make a full itemized monthly report to the Railroad Commission; providing said Railroad Commission to have full authority to investigate the books; providing a penalty.
SB 176 33-0 (1913) Author: Vaughan, Horace Worth Relating to prescribing penalties against railroads for violating the rules and regulations of the railroad commission relating to the furnishing of cars and the interchanging of cars between railroad companies and to the speed at which freight shall be moved between points within this state.
SB 416 33-0 (1913) Author: Vaughan, Horace Worth | et. al. Relating to authorizing the Railroad Commission to make inquiry into the expenditures of railways for salaries of officials and otherwise, and to make such orders as may be necessary to secure economy in the expense of operating railways.
SB 169 32-0 (1911) Relating to conferring authority upon the Railroad Commission, and making it its duty to adopt all necessary rates, charges and regulations to govern and regulate persons, associations, and corporations, private or municipal, owning or operating public wharves, docks, or piers, and all property used in connection therewith, or suburban, belt or terminal railroads in Texas, and to fix divisions of rates, charges and regulations between the same and railroads and all other common carriers under the control of the Railroad Commission where a deversion (division) is proper; providing penalties for the violations of this Act.
HB 39 31-2 (1909) Relating to conferring authority upon the Railroad Commission of Texas to require railroad companies reaching the same city or town in this State to construct and maintain joint or union passenger depots; providing penalties.
HB 18 30-0 (1907) Relating to appropriating five thousand dollars, or so much thereof as may be necessary, for use by the Railroad Commission of Texas to defray the expense of any extra labor, traveling or other necessary expenses in preparing the defense of the Railroad Commission in the suits now pending in the Federal District Court for the Western District of Texas, wherein certain railroad companies are suing to enjoin the enforcement of orders reducing their rates.
HB 481 30-0 (1907) Relating to conferring upon the Railroad Commission of Texas the power to make temporary freight and passenger rates, whenever an emergency arises the sufficiency of which shall be judged by said Commission, in order that justice may be done or injury prevented to any person, place or locality; and to suspend temporarily any existing freight or passenger rate and to establish temporarily any freight or passenger rate where none exists.
HB 441 28-0 (1903) Relating to amending Sub-division 2 of Article 4580 of the Revised Civil Statutes of 1895, and to enlarge the powers of the Railroad Commission relative to passenger train service.
SB 241 28-0 (1903) Relating to requiring railroad companies to construct sidings and spur tracks, and giving the Railroad Commission power to require construction of same.
SB 54 27-0 (1901) Relating to amending Article 4576 of Chapter thirteen, Title ninety-four, of the Revised Statutes of this State, relating to the penalty for failure to obey the orders of the Railroad Commission.
SB 166 27-0 (1901) Relating to authorizing, requiring and empowering the Railroad Commission of the State of Texas to regulate railways crossing each other; and to provide a penalty for refusal to comply with the provisions of this Act.
HB 703 26-0 (1899) Relating to amending Section 1, of an Act of the Twenty-fifth Legislature of the State of Texas, approved April 5, 1897, to enable the Railroad Commission of Texas to make emergency freight rates to prevent the evil effects of interstate rate wars upon the business and interests of the people and railroads of this State.
SB 198 26-0 (1899) Relating to authorizing the Railroad Commission of Texas to charge fees for all copies of papers in its office, except such as may be furnished to some department of the State government, and to prescribe the amount of such fees.
SB 9 26-1 (1900) Relating to authorizing the Railroad Commission of the State of Texas to investigate into the running and operating by any railroad in this State of more than one working locomotive in any one train at the same time, and to authorize them to regulate or forbid such practice either on all or a part of such railroads, and to prescribe a penalty for the violation of the Commission's orders.
SB 30 25-0 (1897) Relating to enabling the Railroad Commission of Texas to make emergency freight rates to prevent the evil effects of inter-state rate wars upon the business and interests of the people and railroads of this State.
SB 52 25-0 (1897) Relating to requiring every express company to keep a general office in this State, and to furnish such information in relation to its property, indebtedness and business, as may be required by the Railroad Commission of Texas, and to provide a penalty for violation of such requirements.
HB 227 23-0 (1893) Relating to defining franchises; making public the value of railroads; declaring the effect of judicial and other sales of railroads; limiting the amount of stocks and bonds and other indebtedness that may be issued by railroad companies; regulating the manner of issuing, registering, and securing the same; prescribing penalties for violating the provisions of this act, and prescribing the duties of the Railroad Commission and the Attorney-General in relation thereto.
SB 166 23-0 (1893) Relating to requiring the filing of the profiles of all railroads that have not heretofore been filed in the General Land Office, and the profiles of all new railroads hereafter constructed, in the office of the Railroad Commission, and the transfer of all profiles heretofore filed in said office to the office of the Railroad Commission, and providing a penalty for the enforcement of the provision of this act.
HB 1 22-0 (1891) Relating to establishing a Railroad Commission for the state of Texas.
HB 3 22-0 (1891) Relating to establishing a Railroad Commission for the state of Texas.
HB 58 22-0 (1891) Relating to establishing a Railroad Commission for the state of Texas.

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