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HCR 26 85-0 (2017) Author: Keough, Mark | et. al. Claiming sovereignty under the Tenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution over all powers not otherwise enumerated and granted to the federal government by the U.S. Constitution. House: State & Federal Power & Responsibility, Select Left pending in committee
HCR 28 85-0 (2017) Author: Bell, Cecil | et. al. Expressing opposition to United Nations Agenda 21. House: State & Federal Power & Responsibility, Select Referred to State & Federal Power & Responsibility, Select
HCR 29 85-0 (2017) Author: Bell, Cecil | et. al. Declaring that presidential executive orders cannot interfere with states' rights. House: State & Federal Power & Responsibility, Select Left pending in committee
HCR 31 85-0 (2017) Author: Springer, Drew | et. al.
Sponsor: Perry, Charles
Urging Congress to encourage the U.S. Department of Agriculture to revise existing policies that promote the waste of water after an irrigated crop has been declared a failure. House: State & Federal Power & Responsibility, Select
Senate: Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs
Signed by the Governor
HCR 33 85-0 (2017) Author: Anchia, Rafael | et. al. Urging Congress to consider the removal of trade, financial, and travel restrictions relating to Cuba. House: International Trade & Intergovernmental Affairs Left pending in committee
HCR 34 85-0 (2017) Author: Anchia, Rafael Urging Congress to propose and submit to the states for ratification an amendment to the U.S. Constitution overturning the Supreme Court's decision in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission. House: State & Federal Power & Responsibility, Select Left pending in committee
HCR 35 85-0 (2017) Author: Metcalf, Will | et. al. Urging Congress to amend the Food and Nutrition Act of 2008 to limit the types of food items eligible for purchase under the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program. House: State & Federal Power & Responsibility, Select Referred to State & Federal Power & Responsibility, Select
HCR 36 85-0 (2017) Author: Raymond, Richard Peña | et. al. Urging the U.S. Congress to propose and submit to the states for ratification a federal balanced budget amendment to the U.S. Constitution. House: State & Federal Power & Responsibility, Select Considered in Calendars
HCR 37 85-0 (2017) Author: Workman, Paul Calling on Congress to repeal the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. House: State & Federal Power & Responsibility, Select Left pending in committee
HCR 39 85-0 (2017) Author: Stephenson, Phil | et. al. Supporting prayers, including the use of the word "God," at public gatherings, and displays of the Ten Commandments in public educational institutions and other government buildings. House: State Affairs No action taken in committee
HCR 43 85-0 (2017) Author: Davis, Yvonne Directing the Texas Water Development Board and the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality to support the creation of a model water recycling project. House: Natural Resources Left pending in committee
HCR 44 85-0 (2017) Author: Metcalf, Will | et. al. Urging Congress to pass S.2896, the Care Veterans Deserve Act of 2016. House: State & Federal Power & Responsibility, Select Laid on the table subject to call
HCR 52 85-0 (2017) Author: Flynn, Dan | et. al. Urging Congress to reimburse the State of Texas for bearing the financial burden of the federal government's responsibility to secure the Texas-Mexico international border. House: State & Federal Power & Responsibility, Select Record vote
HCR 53 85-0 (2017) Author: Gooden, Lance
Sponsor: Nichols, Robert
Authorizing the State Preservation Board, subject to state law and rules of the board, to approve and permit the relocation of the Texas Game Warden Memorial to a site at the State Capitol, south of the Sam Houston Building, just outside of the historic grounds. House: House Administration
Senate: Administration
Signed by the Governor
HCR 54 85-0 (2017) Author: Reynolds, Ron Urging Congress to keep the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. House: State & Federal Power & Responsibility, Select Referred to State & Federal Power & Responsibility, Select
HCR 56 85-0 (2017) Author: Shine, Hugh | et. al.
Sponsor: Taylor, Van
Recognizing Texas as a Purple Heart State. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs
Senate: Veteran Affairs & Border Security
Signed by the Governor
HCR 57 85-0 (2017) Author: Wu, Gene | et. al. Encouraging Texans to donate bone marrow and blood and to register as organ donors. House: Public Health Received from the House
HCR 58 85-0 (2017) Author: Lozano, J. M. Urging Congress to provide Texas with Medicaid block grants. House: State & Federal Power & Responsibility, Select Left pending in committee
HCR 59 85-0 (2017) Author: Bailes, Ernest | et. al.
Sponsor: Creighton, Brandon
Urging Congress to pass a budget. House: State & Federal Power & Responsibility, Select
Senate: State Affairs
Signed by the Governor
HCR 64 85-0 (2017) Author: Turner, Chris Recognizing the important role of vaccinations in preventing meningococcal disease. House: Public Health Committee report sent to Calendars
HCR 73 85-0 (2017) Author: Alonzo, Roberto Expressing support for a $15 per hour minimum wage. House: Business & Industry Referred to Business & Industry
HCR 75 85-0 (2017) Author: Oliverson, Tom | et. al. Urging Texans not to use the flag emoji of the Republic of Chile when referring to the Texas flag. House: Culture, Recreation & Tourism
Senate: Administration
Referred to Administration
HCR 78 85-0 (2017) Author: Hunter, Todd Requesting the creation of a joint interim committee to study the development of a cruise industry on the South Texas coast. House: Texas Ports, Innovation & Infrastructure, Select Left pending in committee
HCR 82 85-0 (2017) Author: Turner, Chris Urging Congress to retain the tax exemption for municipal bonds. House: State & Federal Power & Responsibility, Select Received from the House
HCR 84 85-0 (2017) Author: Darby, Drew Urging Congress to identify federal regulatory programs that harm the Texas oil and gas industry and delegate relevant regulatory responsibilities to state agencies. House: State & Federal Power & Responsibility, Select Left pending in committee
HCR 87 85-0 (2017) Author: Paul, Dennis | et. al. Urging Congress to direct the Department of Defense to relocate the United States Africa Command to Ellington Field Joint Reserve Base in Houston. House: State & Federal Power & Responsibility, Select Received from the House
HCR 88 85-0 (2017) Author: Raymond, Richard Peña Urging Congress to revise funding formulas for Targeted Infrastructure Capability grants to emphasize threat assessment rather than population. House: International Trade & Intergovernmental Affairs Received from the House
HCR 89 85-0 (2017) Author: Raymond, Richard Peña Directing the Texas Workforce Commission to rename the Texas Workforce Commission building the Lloyd M. Bentsen State Office Building. House: House Administration Received from the House
HCR 90 85-0 (2017) Author: Bell, Cecil Urging Congress to repeal the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. House: State & Federal Power & Responsibility, Select Referred to State & Federal Power & Responsibility, Select
HCR 94 85-0 (2017) Author: Thompson, Senfronia Declaring opposition to the enactment or enforcement of a law requiring the revocation or suspension of the driver's license of any individual convicted of a drug offense. House: Transportation Referred to Transportation
HCR 96 85-0 (2017) Author: Dutton, Jr., Harold V. Requesting The University of Texas at Austin to lead a study by several Texas public universities to examine how young black males in Texas are affected by the benefits and detriments of living in Texas. House: Higher Education Referred to Higher Education
HCR 97 85-0 (2017) Author: Dutton, Jr., Harold V. Establishing the Complete Count Census Committee. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
HCR 98 85-0 (2017) Author: Blanco, César | et. al. Urging Congress and the president to reject the imposition of an import tax or border adjustment tax on trade with Mexico. House: International Trade & Intergovernmental Affairs Left pending in committee
HCR 99 85-0 (2017) Author: Anchia, Rafael Declaring Israel a major strategic ally of Texas. House: International Trade & Intergovernmental Affairs
Senate: State Affairs
Referred to State Affairs
HCR 101 85-0 (2017) Author: Herrero, Abel | et. al.
Sponsor: Huffman, Joan | et. al.
Urging Congress to repeal the Government Pension Offset and the Windfall Elimination Provision of the Social Security Act. House: State & Federal Power & Responsibility, Select
Senate: State Affairs
Placed on intent calendar
HCR 102 85-0 (2017) Author: Lozano, J. M.
Sponsor: Schwertner, Charles
Expressing support for prioritizing a substantial increase in funding for graduate medical education before authorizing the creation and support of additional medical schools. House: Higher Education
Senate: Higher Education
Signed by the Governor
HCR 103 85-0 (2017) Author: Anchia, Rafael Requesting the lieutenant governor and speaker to create a joint interim committee to study the impact of any proposals by the federal government to alter or abrogate NAFTA. House: International Trade & Intergovernmental Affairs Committee report sent to Calendars
HCR 104 85-0 (2017) Author: Frank, James Urging Congress to require the Bureau of Land Management to commission a gradient boundary survey of the south bank of the Red River. House: State & Federal Power & Responsibility, Select Referred to State & Federal Power & Responsibility, Select
HCR 105 85-0 (2017) Author: Bonnen, Dennis | et. al.
Sponsor: Hinojosa, Juan
Encouraging Congress to pass legislation allowing the State of Texas to manage the Gulf of Mexico red snapper fishery out to 200 nautical miles. House: Culture, Recreation & Tourism
Senate: Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs
Signed by the Governor
HCR 106 85-0 (2017) Author: Deshotel, Joe | et. al.
Sponsor: Taylor, Larry | et. al.
Urging Congress to provide sufficient federal funding for the construction of a storm surge barrier along the Texas coast. House: Land & Resource Management
Senate: Administration
Signed by the Governor
HCR 107 85-0 (2017) Author: Metcalf, Will Urging appropriate state agencies to support the establishment of a veterans memorial in Conroe. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs Referred to Defense & Veterans' Affairs
HCR 108 85-0 (2017) Author: Zerwas, John Directing the comptroller of public accounts to reduce the amounts of certain revenue that would otherwise be deposited to the state highway fund for the 2018 and 2019 state fiscal years. House: Appropriations Referred to Appropriations
HCR 112 85-0 (2017) Author: Zedler, Bill | et. al. Condemning the international Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions movement and its activities to spread anti-Semitism in Texas. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HCR 113 85-0 (2017) Author: Gervin-Hawkins, Barbara
Sponsor: Uresti, Carlos
Urging future owners to preserve the name of the G. J. Sutton State Office Complex in San Antonio. House: Culture, Recreation & Tourism
Senate: Administration
Signed by the Governor
HCR 118 85-0 (2017) Author: Capriglione, Giovanni Finding that the diversion of sales tax funds from general revenue to the state highway fund was approved by Texas voters in 2015 and is required under Section 7-c, Article VIII, of the Texas Constitution. House: Appropriations Referred to Appropriations
HCR 119 85-0 (2017) Author: Reynolds, Ron Urging Congress to restore and strengthen the Voting Rights Act of 1965. House: State & Federal Power & Responsibility, Select Referred to State & Federal Power & Responsibility, Select
HCR 120 85-0 (2017) Author: Zedler, Bill Urging Congress to end the antitrust exemption for insurers. House: State & Federal Power & Responsibility, Select Referred to State & Federal Power & Responsibility, Select
HCR 122 85-0 (2017) Author: Dean, Jay
Sponsor: Campbell, Donna
Directing the governor of the State of Texas to posthumously award the Texas Legislative Medal of Honor to Master Sergeant Travis E. Watkins. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs
Senate: Veteran Affairs & Border Security
Signed by the Governor
HCR 125 85-0 (2017) Author: Hunter, Todd Requesting the lieutenant governor and speaker of the house to create a joint interim committee to study human trafficking in Texas. House: State Affairs Committee report sent to Calendars
HCR 127 85-0 (2017) Author: Raymond, Richard Peña Urging the United States Congress to conduct a cost-benefit analysis regarding the risks of climate change and appropriate measures to address them. House: State & Federal Power & Responsibility, Select Referred to State & Federal Power & Responsibility, Select
HCR 128 85-0 (2017) Author: Turner, Chris Urging Congress to bar investments in Russia until investigations into Russian interference with U.S. elections have been completed. House: State & Federal Power & Responsibility, Select Referred to State & Federal Power & Responsibility, Select
HCR 129 85-0 (2017) Author: Bailes, Ernest | et. al.
Sponsor: Miles, Borris | et. al.
Expressing support for the creation of the Sam Houston Republic of Texas Presidential Library at Sam Houston State University. House: Culture, Recreation & Tourism Signed by the Governor
HCR 135 85-0 (2017) Author: Lucio III, Eddie Urging the International Boundary and Water Commission to follow the terms of the 1944 U.S.-Mexico water treaty. House: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
HCR 141 85-0 (2017) Author: Murphy, Jim
Sponsor: Huffman, Joan | et. al.
Directing the Texas Facilities Commission to rename the State Insurance Building in the Capitol Complex in honor of former president George H. W. Bush. House: House Administration Signed by the Governor
HCR 142 85-0 (2017) Author: Hunter, Todd Requesting the creation of a joint interim committee to study state judicial salaries. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Received from the House
HCR 147 85-0 (2017) Author: Lucio III, Eddie Requesting the lieutenant governor and speaker to create a joint interim committee to study the feasibility of a state-based New Markets Tax Credit program. Filed
HCR 149 85-0 (2017) Author: Lucio III, Eddie Requesting the lieutenant governor and the speaker of the house of representatives to create a joint interim committee to study the feasibility of medical cannabis in Texas. Filed
HCR 150 85-0 (2017) Author: Hunter, Todd Requesting the creation a joint interim committee to study updating open-government laws. Filed
HR 112 85-0 (2017) Author: Leach, Jeff Recognizing that pornography is a public health hazard. House: Public Health Referred to Public Health
HR 191 85-0 (2017) Author: Sanford, Scott | et. al. Recognizing the Armenian genocide. House: International Trade & Intergovernmental Affairs Reported enrolled
HR 220 85-0 (2017) Author: Anchia, Rafael | et. al. Condemning President Trump's executive order as an open act of discrimination against Muslims and as a violation of the U.S. Constitution. House: State & Federal Power & Responsibility, Select Referred to State & Federal Power & Responsibility, Select
HR 408 85-0 (2017) Author: Gutierrez, Roland Urging Congress to preserve the North American Free Trade Agreement. House: International Trade & Intergovernmental Affairs Committee report sent to Calendars
HR 603 85-0 (2017) Author: Anchia, Rafael | et. al. Condemning recent acts of anti-Semitism in the United States. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HR 664 85-0 (2017) Author: Gutierrez, Roland Requesting the governor to direct the Texas Rangers to investigate Baylor University. House: Higher Education Referred to Higher Education
HR 744 85-0 (2017) Author: Moody, Joe Expressing support for the constitutional rights of lawful immigrants. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HR 1025 85-0 (2017) Author: Canales, Terry | et. al. Urging Congress to recognize the importance of trade between Texas and Mexico. House: International Trade & Intergovernmental Affairs Reported enrolled
HR 1045 85-0 (2017) Author: Vo, Hubert Expressing support for the expansion of Taiwan's role in the international community. House: International Trade & Intergovernmental Affairs Reported enrolled
HR 1833 85-0 (2017) Author: Craddick, Tom | et. al. Urging Congress to enact legislation to expand and extend the current federal tax credit for carbon capture, utilization, and storage under Section 45Q of the Internal Revenue Code. House: State & Federal Power & Responsibility, Select Reported enrolled
HR 2042 85-0 (2017) Author: King, Tracy Requesting the speaker to direct the House Agriculture and Livestock Committee to conduct an interim study reviewing the rules, regulations, and enforcement authority of the Texas Department of Agriculture's Structural Pest Control Service. House: Agriculture & Livestock Reported enrolled
HR 2090 85-0 (2017) Author: Lozano, J. M. Expressing support for green schools. House: Public Education Reported enrolled
HR 2217 85-0 (2017) Author: Isaac, Jason Urging Congress to amend the Controlled Substances Act to exclude cannabidiol and cannabidiol-rich plants from the definition of "marijuana." House: Public Health Referred to Public Health
HR 2525 85-0 (2017) Author: Johnson, Eric Expressing support for the selection of Dallas as host of the 2036 Texas Bicentennial Exposition. Reported enrolled
SCR 1 85-0 (2017) Author: Buckingham, Dawn | et. al.
Sponsor: Workman, Paul
Calling on Congress to repeal the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. House: State & Federal Power & Responsibility, Select
Senate: Health & Human Services
Committee report sent to Calendars
SCR 2 85-0 (2017) Author: Hall, Bob Urging Congress to propose and submit to the states for ratification the Parental Rights Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SCR 3 85-0 (2017) Author: Creighton, Brandon | et. al.
Sponsor: Phelan, Dade
Claiming sovereignty under the Tenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution over all powers not otherwise enumerated and granted to the federal government by the U.S. Constitution, serving notice to the federal government to halt and reverse certain mandates, and providing that certain federal legislation be prohibited or repealed. House: State & Federal Power & Responsibility, Select
Senate: State Affairs
Committee report sent to Calendars
SCR 4 85-0 (2017) Author: Nichols, Robert | et. al. Authorizing the State Preservation Board, subject to state law and rules of the board, to approve and permit the relocation of the Texas Game Warden Memorial to a site at the State Capitol, south of the Sam Houston Building, just outside of the historic grounds. Senate: Administration Co-author authorized
SCR 9 85-0 (2017) Author: Lucio, Jr., Eddie Urging Congress to explore and negotiate the creation of a binational framework allowing the United States and Mexico to address the threat of communicable diseases. Senate: Health & Human Services Referred to Health & Human Services
SCR 11 85-0 (2017) Author: Kolkhorst, Lois
Sponsor: Geren, Charlie
Authorizing the lieutenant governor and the speaker to appoint interim joint committees. House: House Administration
Senate: Administration
Filed with the Secretary of State
SCR 13 85-0 (2017) Author: Buckingham, Dawn | et. al. The 85th Legislature of the State of Texas call on all sheriffs' offices in the state to comply with requests included in an immigration detainer issued by the United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SCR 14 85-0 (2017) Author: Seliger, Kel Expressing support for the completion of La Entrada al Pacifico international trade corridor. Senate: Transportation Meeting cancelled
SCR 16 85-0 (2017) Author: Menéndez, José Encouraging the President of the United States to refrain from threatening elected officials. Filed
SCR 19 85-0 (2017) Author: Perry, Charles Requesting the Texas Workforce Commission to seek a TANF waiver that would allow TWC to partner with charitable organizations and community colleges for child care, education, and job training. Senate: Natural Resources & Economic Development Referred to Natural Resources & Economic Development
SCR 21 85-0 (2017) Author: Taylor, Van | et. al. Recognizing Texas as a Purple Heart State. Senate: Veteran Affairs & Border Security Co-author authorized
SCR 22 85-0 (2017) Author: Lucio, Jr., Eddie Urging Congress to recognize the importance of trade between Texas and Mexico. Senate: Natural Resources & Economic Development Referred to Natural Resources & Economic Development
SCR 24 85-0 (2017) Author: Perry, Charles
Sponsor: Klick, Stephanie
Urging the United States Congress to continue joint federal-state funding of Texas Medicaid while transferring administration of the program to the Texas Legislature. House: State & Federal Power & Responsibility, Select
Senate: Health & Human Services
Committee report sent to Calendars
SCR 32 85-0 (2017) Author: Taylor, Larry | et. al. Urging Congress to provide sufficient federal funding for the construction of a storm surge barrier along the Texas coast. Senate: Natural Resources & Economic Development Received from the Senate
SCR 33 85-0 (2017) Author: Kolkhorst, Lois
Sponsor: Raymond, Richard Peña
Approving the amended 2009 settlement agreement between the State of Texas and the U.S. Department of Justice. House: Human Services
Senate: Health & Human Services
Signed by the Governor
SCR 34 85-0 (2017) Author: Kolkhorst, Lois Urging Congress to ensure the fair allocation of Medicare funding for graduate medical education to all states. Senate: Higher Education Referred to Higher Education
SCR 35 85-0 (2017) Author: Estes, Craig | et. al.
Sponsor: Flynn, Dan
Urging Congress to reimburse the State of Texas for bearing the financial burden of the federal government's responsibility to secure the Texas-Mexico international border. House: State & Federal Power & Responsibility, Select
Senate: Veteran Affairs & Border Security
Committee report sent to Calendars
SCR 36 85-0 (2017) Author: Hinojosa, Juan Encouraging Congress to pass legislation allowing the State of Texas to manage the Gulf of Mexico red snapper fishery out to 200 nautical miles. Senate: Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs Left pending in committee
SCR 37 85-0 (2017) Author: Hinojosa, Juan | et. al.
Sponsor: Martinez, Armando
Urging Congress to increase appropriations from the Harbor Maintenance Trust Fund to properly maintain ship channels. House: Transportation
Senate: Transportation
Signed by the Governor
SCR 38 85-0 (2017) Author: Hinojosa, Juan | et. al. Urging Congress to continue to support NAFTA. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SCR 39 85-0 (2017) Author: Burton, Konni Urging Congress to reduce the amount of paperwork required of teachers by federal law. Senate: Education Referred to Education
SCR 40 85-0 (2017) Author: Lucio, Jr., Eddie Urging Congress to preserve federal funding for community health centers. Senate: Health & Human Services Referred to Health & Human Services
SCR 41 85-0 (2017) Author: Taylor, Larry | et. al.
Sponsor: Paul, Dennis
Urging Congress to direct the Department of Defense to relocate the United States Africa Command to Ellington Field Joint Reserve Base in Houston. House: State & Federal Power & Responsibility, Select
Senate: Veteran Affairs & Border Security
Signed by the Governor
SCR 42 85-0 (2017) Author: Garcia, Sylvia | et. al. Directing the Texas Department of Transportation to adopt a Vision Zero strategy to reduce traffic fatalities and injuries. Senate: Transportation Not again placed on intent calendar
SCR 46 85-0 (2017) Author: Huffman, Joan | et. al. Directing the Texas Facilities Commission to rename the State Insurance Building in the Capitol Complex in honor of former president George H. W. Bush. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SCR 47 85-0 (2017) Author: Hughes, Bryan Urging Congress to propose and submit to the states for ratification a regulation freedom amendment to the U.S. Constitution. House: State & Federal Power & Responsibility, Select
Senate: State Affairs
Referred to State & Federal Power & Responsibility, Select
SCR 51 85-0 (2017) Author: Creighton, Brandon
Sponsor: Metcalf, Will
Urging appropriate state agencies to support the establishment of a veterans memorial in Conroe. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs
Senate: Veteran Affairs & Border Security
Signed by the Governor
SCR 52 85-0 (2017) Author: Creighton, Brandon
Sponsor: Metcalf, Will | et. al.
Urging Congress to pass S.2896, the Care Veterans Deserve Act of 2016. House: State & Federal Power & Responsibility, Select
Senate: Veteran Affairs & Border Security
Signed by the Governor
SCR 54 85-0 (2017) Author: Miles, Borris Expressing support for the creation of the Sam Houston Republic of Texas Presidential Library at Sam Houston State University. Senate: Administration Referred to Administration
SCR 55 85-0 (2017) Author: Hall, Bob | et. al. Requesting the lieutenant governor and the speaker of the house of representatives to create a joint interim committee to study the security of the Texas electric grid. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
SCR 56 85-0 (2017) Author: Watson, Kirk
Sponsor: Lucio III, Eddie
Requesting the lieutenant governor and the speaker of the house of representatives to create a joint interim committee to examine all state open-government laws. Signed by the Governor
SCR 57 85-0 (2017) Author: Hinojosa, Juan
Sponsor: Smithee, John
Requesting the creation of a joint interim committee to study state judicial salaries. Filed with the Secretary of State
SR 9 85-0 (2017) Author: Whitmire, John Granting the Texas DeMolay Association permission to use the Senate Chamber on February 11 and 12, 2017. Reported enrolled
SR 712 85-0 (2017) Author: Seliger, Kel Urging Congress to enact legislation to expand and extend the current federal tax credit for carbon capture, utilization, and storage under Section 45Q of the Internal Revenue Code. Senate: Business & Commerce Record vote
SR 887 85-0 (2017) Author: Watson, Kirk Encouraging the public to learn about meningococcal disease and the role of vaccination in prevention. Reported enrolled
HCR 16 85-1 (2017) Author: Raymond, Richard Peña Urging the U.S. Congress to propose and submit to the states for ratification a federal balanced budget amendment to the U.S. Constitution. House: State & Federal Power & Responsibility, Select Committee report sent to Calendars
HCR 17 85-1 (2017) Author: Reynolds, Ron Urging Congress to preserve the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. House: State & Federal Power & Responsibility, Select Referred to State & Federal Power & Responsibility, Select
HCR 18 85-1 (2017) Author: Herrero, Abel Urging Congress to repeal the Government Pension Offset and the Windfall Elimination Provision of the Social Security Act. House: State & Federal Power & Responsibility, Select Committee report sent to Calendars
HCR 19 85-1 (2017) Author: Anchia, Rafael Requesting the creation of a joint interim committee to study the impact on Texas of any proposed modifications to NAFTA. House: International Trade & Intergovernmental Affairs Committee report sent to Calendars
HCR 21 85-1 (2017) Author: Hunter, Todd Requesting the lieutenant governor and the speaker of the house to create a joint interim committee to study human trafficking in Texas. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HCR 22 85-1 (2017) Author: Reynolds, Ron Urging the U.S. Congress to impeach President Donald John Trump. House: State & Federal Power & Responsibility, Select Referred to State & Federal Power & Responsibility, Select
HCR 23 85-1 (2017) Author: Reynolds, Ron Urging Congress to restore and strengthen the Voting Rights Act of 1965. House: State & Federal Power & Responsibility, Select Referred to State & Federal Power & Responsibility, Select
HCR 24 85-1 (2017) Author: Anchia, Rafael Urging Congress to enact and fund comprehensive immigration reform that creates a road map to citizenship for undocumented immigrants, promotes economic growth, and strengthens national security. House: State & Federal Power & Responsibility, Select Referred to State & Federal Power & Responsibility, Select
HCR 25 85-1 (2017) Author: Turner, Chris Urging the United States Congress to bar investments in Russia until investigations into Russian interference with U.S. elections have been completed. House: State & Federal Power & Responsibility, Select Referred to State & Federal Power & Responsibility, Select
HCR 27 85-1 (2017) Author: Fallon, Pat Expressing support for Executive Order 13780, Protecting the Nation From Foreign Terrorist Entry Into the United States. House: State & Federal Power & Responsibility, Select Referred to State & Federal Power & Responsibility, Select
HCR 28 85-1 (2017) Author: Pickett, Joseph Directing the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality to identify the minimum state motor vehicle inspection and maintenance program required to maintain air quality in compliance with the provisions of the federal Clean Air Act. House: Environmental Regulation Committee report sent to Calendars
HCR 29 85-1 (2017) Author: Thompson, Ed Directing the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality to conduct an assessment of the safety and regulation of municipal solid waste facilities. House: Environmental Regulation Committee report sent to Calendars
HCR 30 85-1 (2017) Author: Morrison, Geanie W. Directing the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality to maintain its opposition to the Beneficial Land Management request to land apply grease and grit trap waste. House: Environmental Regulation Committee report sent to Calendars
HCR 31 85-1 (2017) Author: Anchia, Rafael Calling for the reversal of the U.S. attorney general's order issued on July 19, 2017, for the repeal of the civil asset forfeiture program, and for the program's replacement with a criminal asset forfeiture process. House: State & Federal Power & Responsibility, Select Referred to State & Federal Power & Responsibility, Select
HCR 32 85-1 (2017) Author: Nevárez, Poncho Urging Congress to pass the Steve Gleason Enduring Voices Act of 2017. House: State & Federal Power & Responsibility, Select Referred to State & Federal Power & Responsibility, Select
HCR 33 85-1 (2017) Author: Nevárez, Poncho Urging Congress to waive the Social Security Disability Insurance five-month waiting period for patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. House: State & Federal Power & Responsibility, Select Referred to State & Federal Power & Responsibility, Select
HR 221 85-1 (2017) Author: Isaac, Jason Urging Congress to support statehood for Puerto Rico. Filed
HR 381 85-1 (2017) Author: Collier, Nicole Urging Congress to declare Juneteenth a national holiday. Filed
SCR 1 85-1 (2017) Author: Hall, Bob Requesting a joint interim committee to study the security of the Texas electric grid. Filed
HCR 28 84-0 (2015) Author: Raymond, Richard Peña Directing DPS to name the new crime lab in Laredo the Oscar "O. J." Hale Sr. Crime Lab. House: Homeland Security & Public Safety Referred to Homeland Security & Public Safety
HCR 29 84-0 (2015) Author: Bell, Cecil | et. al. Declaring that presidential executive orders cannot interfere with states' rights. House: State & Federal Power & Responsibility, Select Left pending in committee
HCR 30 84-0 (2015) Author: Stephenson, Phil | et. al. Supporting prayers, including the use of the word "God," at public gatherings, and displays of the Ten Commandments in public educational institutions and other government buildings. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
HCR 31 84-0 (2015) Author: Keough, Mark | et. al. Claiming sovereignty under the Tenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution over all powers not otherwise enumerated and granted to the federal government by the U.S. Constitution, serving notice to the federal government to halt and reverse certain mandates, and providing that certain federal legislation be prohibited or repealed. House: State & Federal Power & Responsibility, Select Referred to State & Federal Power & Responsibility, Select
HCR 32 84-0 (2015) Author: Raymond, Richard Peña | et. al. Urging the U.S. Congress to propose and submit to the states for ratification a federal balanced budget amendment to the U.S. Constitution. House: State & Federal Power & Responsibility, Select Considered in Calendars
HCR 34 84-0 (2015) Author: Raymond, Richard Peña
Sponsor: Zaffirini, Judith
Directing DPS to name the new crime lab in Laredo the Oscar "O. J." Hale Crime Lab. House: Homeland Security & Public Safety
Senate: Criminal Justice
Signed by the Governor
HCR 36 84-0 (2015) Author: Burkett, Cindy | et. al. Urging Congress to propose and submit to the states for ratification the Parental Rights Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. House: State & Federal Power & Responsibility, Select Received from the House
HCR 37 84-0 (2015) Author: Anderson, Charles "Doc" Requesting creation of a joint interim committee to study a nonsubstantive reorganization of the Texas Constitution. House: State Affairs Committee report sent to Calendars
HCR 40 84-0 (2015) Author: Anchia, Rafael | et. al. Expressing support for the Texas Dream Act and urging other U.S. states to enact similar legislation. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HCR 46 84-0 (2015) Author: Farias, Joe | et. al.
Sponsor: Rodríguez, José
Urging Congress to require the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to provide VA services to incarcerated veterans detained in state hospitals and to consider expanding such services to all incarcerated veterans. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs
Senate: Veteran Affairs & Military Installations
Signed by the Governor
HCR 49 84-0 (2015) Author: Thompson, Senfronia Urging Congress to propose and submit to the states an amendment to the U.S. Constitution that overturns Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission, establishing that the spending of money to influence elections shall not be construed as speech under the First Amendment, and clarifying that only natural persons are protected by constitutional rights. House: State & Federal Power & Responsibility, Select Left pending in committee
HCR 52 84-0 (2015) Author: Guillen, Ryan | et. al. Authorizing the State Preservation Board, subject to state law and rules of the board, to approve and permit the relocation of the Texas Game Warden Memorial to a site at the State Capitol, south of the Sam Houston Building, just outside of the historical grounds. House: Culture, Recreation & Tourism
Senate: Administration
Referred to Administration
HCR 54 84-0 (2015) Author: King, Phil Memorializing Congress to propose and submit to the states for ratification a "Regulation Freedom Amendment" to the U.S. Constitution. House: State & Federal Power & Responsibility, Select Considered in Calendars
HCR 56 84-0 (2015) Author: Geren, Charlie
Sponsor: Hancock, Kelly
Authorizing the lieutenant governor and speaker to appoint interim joint committees. House: House Administration
Senate: Administration
Filed with the Secretary of State
HCR 57 84-0 (2015) Author: Anchia, Rafael | et. al. Urging the U.S. Congress to end the ban on crude oil exports. House: International Trade & Intergovernmental Affairs Laid on the table subject to call
HCR 59 84-0 (2015) Author: Metcalf, Will | et. al. Urging Congress to propose an amendment to the U.S. Constitution to provide for a balanced federal budget, except during a war. House: State & Federal Power & Responsibility, Select Considered in Calendars
HCR 61 84-0 (2015) Author: Flynn, Dan | et. al. Urging Congress to reimburse the State of Texas for bearing the financial burden of the federal government's responsibility to secure the Texas-Mexico international border. House: State & Federal Power & Responsibility, Select Laid on the table subject to call
HCR 63 84-0 (2015) Author: Wu, Gene | et. al. Urging the U.S. Congress to expedite natural gas exports. House: International Trade & Intergovernmental Affairs Laid on the table subject to call
HCR 66 84-0 (2015) Author: Simmons, Ron | et. al. Declaring Israel a major strategic ally of Texas. House: International Trade & Intergovernmental Affairs
Senate: State Affairs
Referred to State Affairs
HCR 67 84-0 (2015) Author: Huberty, Dan Claiming sovereignty under the Tenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution over all powers not otherwise enumerated and granted to the federal government by the U.S. Constitution, serving notice to the federal government to halt and reverse certain mandates, and providing that certain federal legislation be prohibited or repealed. House: State & Federal Power & Responsibility, Select Left pending in committee
HCR 70 84-0 (2015) Author: Flynn, Dan | et. al.
Sponsor: Taylor, Larry
Authorizing the State Preservation Board to approve and permit the construction of a monument at the state Capitol Complex, at a site outside the historic Capitol grounds, honoring veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. House: House Administration
Senate: Administration
Signed by the Governor
HCR 71 84-0 (2015) Author: Coleman, Garnet Expressing support for the creation of a University of Houston health science center by the UH System Board of Regents. House: Higher Education Referred to Higher Education
HCR 72 84-0 (2015) Author: Lozano, J. M. Requesting the lieutenant governor and speaker to provide for a joint interim study regarding economic development in the Texas coastal region. House: Economic & Small Business Development
Senate: Natural Resources & Economic Development
Referred to Natural Resources & Economic Development
HCR 74 84-0 (2015) Author: Davis, Yvonne Directing the Texas Water Development Board and the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality to support the creation of a model water recycling project in an appropriate location. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs
Referred to Agriculture, Water, & Rural Affairs
HCR 75 84-0 (2015) Author: Thompson, Senfronia Encouraging the State Preservation Board and the director of the Bullock Texas State History Museum to establish a museum of Texas music history as a permanent and integral program within the Bullock Museum. House: Culture, Recreation & Tourism
Senate: Administration
Referred to Administration
HCR 80 84-0 (2015) Author: Peña, Gilbert | et. al.
Sponsor: Estes, Craig
Petitioning Congress to provide funding for repairs to the Battleship Texas. House: Culture, Recreation & Tourism
Senate: Natural Resources & Economic Development
Signed by the Governor
HCR 81 84-0 (2015) Author: Peña, Gilbert | et. al.
Sponsor: Uresti, Carlos
Expressing support for the placement of a monument to Lorenzo de Zavala on the grounds of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission building. House: Culture, Recreation & Tourism
Senate: Administration
Signed by the Governor
HCR 82 84-0 (2015) Author: Herrero, Abel Urging Congress to repeal the Government Pension Offset and the Windfall Elimination Provision of the Social Security Act. House: State & Federal Power & Responsibility, Select Committee report sent to Calendars
HCR 83 84-0 (2015) Author: Sheets, Kenneth Directing the Texas Facilities Commission to rename the State Insurance Building Annex in the Capitol Complex the John G. Tower State Office Building. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HCR 85 84-0 (2015) Author: Wray, John | et. al.
Sponsor: Birdwell, Brian
Directing the governor of the State of Texas to posthumously award the Texas Legislative Medal of Honor to Chief Petty Officer Christopher Scott Kyle. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs
Senate: Veteran Affairs & Military Installations
Signed by the Governor
HCR 89 84-0 (2015) Author: Phelan, Dade | et. al. Urging Congress to repeal the health insurance tax. House: State & Federal Power & Responsibility, Select Committee report sent to Calendars
HCR 90 84-0 (2015) Author: Hunter, Todd | et. al. Requesting the speaker and lieutenant governor to create a joint interim committee to study seawater desalination on the Texas coast. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Administration
Referred to Administration
HCR 91 84-0 (2015) Author: Clardy, Travis Urging the president to abandon the budget proposal redirecting offshore drilling revenue due to Texas, Louisiana, Alabama, and Mississippi under the Gulf of Mexico Energy Security Act. House: State & Federal Power & Responsibility, Select Considered in Calendars
HCR 94 84-0 (2015) Author: Springer, Drew
Sponsor: Estes, Craig
Urging the U.S. Congress to designate the Chisholm Trail and the Great Western Trail as National Historic Trails. House: Culture, Recreation & Tourism
Senate: Administration
Signed by the Governor
HCR 96 84-0 (2015) Author: Hunter, Todd
Sponsor: Hancock, Kelly | et. al.
Requesting the speaker of the house of representatives and the lieutenant governor to create a joint interim committee to study the issue of advertising public notices. House: Government Transparency & Operation
Senate: Administration
Filed with the Secretary of State
HCR 97 84-0 (2015) Author: Goldman, Craig Requesting the lieutenant governor and the speaker to create a joint interim committee to study occupational licensing and issues for reform. House: Licensing & Administrative Procedures Referred to Licensing & Administrative Procedures
HCR 107 84-0 (2015) Author: Hunter, Todd Requesting the lieutenant governor and the speaker of the house of representatives to create a joint interim committee to study human trafficking in Texas. House: State Affairs
Senate: Administration
Referred to Administration
HCR 108 84-0 (2015) Author: Hunter, Todd
Sponsor: Lucio, Jr., Eddie
Requesting the lieutenant governor and the speaker to create a joint interim committee to study the development and potential economic impact of a cruise industry on the Texas coast between Calhoun and Cameron Counties. House: Culture, Recreation & Tourism
Senate: Natural Resources & Economic Development
Signed by the Governor
HCR 109 84-0 (2015) Author: Paul, Dennis | et. al. Urging Congress to encourage the Department of Defense to relocate the United States Africa Command to Ellington Field Joint Reserve Base in Houston. House: State & Federal Power & Responsibility, Select Laid on the table subject to call
HCR 111 84-0 (2015) Author: Guerra, R. D. "Bobby" | et. al.
Sponsor: Hinojosa, Juan
Urging Hidalgo County to reduce its tax rate upon establishment of the Hidalgo County Healthcare District. House: County Affairs
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Committee report printed and distributed
HCR 112 84-0 (2015) Author: Springer, Drew Urging Congress to direct the U.S. Department of Agriculture to revise existing policies that promote the waste of water after an irrigated crop has been declared a failure. House: State & Federal Power & Responsibility, Select Committee report sent to Calendars
HCR 115 84-0 (2015) Author: Dutton, Jr., Harold V. Requesting the Texas Supreme Court to study ways to eliminate court filing fees. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Referred to Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
HCR 117 84-0 (2015) Author: Martinez, Armando Urging the United States Congress to pass the Equal Treatment of Public Servants Act. House: State & Federal Power & Responsibility, Select Referred to State & Federal Power & Responsibility, Select
HCR 120 84-0 (2015) Author: Nevárez, Poncho | et. al. Urging Congress to reauthorize the Water Resources Development Act of 2007, Section 5056, and to appropriate sufficient funds so that efforts to solve the salt problem in the Amistad International Reservoir can continue. House: State & Federal Power & Responsibility, Select Committee report sent to Calendars
HCR 123 84-0 (2015) Author: Hunter, Todd Requesting the lieutenant governor and the speaker to create a joint interim committee to study compatible land use and regulatory standards for renewable energy development. House: Energy Resources Committee report sent to Calendars
HCR 124 84-0 (2015) Author: Farney, Marsha Directing the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board to conduct a study to examine the jobs that college graduates are able to attain in their degree field within two years of graduation and how effective it may be to use this information to reappropriate funding to colleges. House: Higher Education Referred to Higher Education
HCR 131 84-0 (2015) Author: Guillen, Ryan Urging the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department to extend and expand its certificate of location program for oyster harvesting. Filed
HCR 133 84-0 (2015) Author: Faircloth, Wayne Requesting that the lieutenant governor and the speaker of the house of representatives create a joint interim committee to study oyster resource management in Texas waterways. Filed
HCR 140 84-0 (2015) Author: Vo, Hubert | et. al. Urging governmental entities to cease displaying the flag of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam and to instead fly the Freedom and Heritage Flag. House: International Trade & Intergovernmental Affairs Committee report sent to Calendars
HCR 145 84-0 (2015) Author: Nevárez, Poncho
Sponsor: Uresti, Carlos
Recognizing the secretary of the army for the work on the Amistad International Reservoir and the effort to continue to find funds to carry out work related to Section 4006 of the Water Resources Reform and Development Act of 2014. Signed by the Governor
HR 281 84-0 (2015) Author: Keffer, Jim Expressing support for the continuation of a defined benefit plan for retired participants in the Teacher Retirement System of Texas. House: Pensions Referred to Pensions
HR 922 84-0 (2015) Author: Thompson, Senfronia Expressing support for raising awareness of metastatic breast cancer and for expanding research into its causes and the development of more effective treatments. House: Public Health Reported enrolled
HR 940 84-0 (2015) Author: Parker, Tan Expressing support for Military Brat pins honoring those who grew up as dependents of military personnel. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs Reported enrolled
HR 1145 84-0 (2015) Author: Lozano, J. M. Urging Congress to expedite the permitting process for the export of liquefied natural gas. House: Energy Resources Referred to Energy Resources
HR 1215 84-0 (2015) Author: Capriglione, Giovanni Petitioning Congress to instruct the Transportation Security Administration to accept concealed handgun licenses as valid forms of identification. House: Homeland Security & Public Safety Reported enrolled
HR 1349 84-0 (2015) Author: Wu, Gene Requesting the speaker to create an interim committee to study issues relating to police body camera equipment. House: Emerging Issues In Texas Law Enforcement, Select Left pending in committee
HR 1439 84-0 (2015) Author: Anchia, Rafael Expressing condemnation of all forms of anti-Semitism. Reported enrolled
HR 1443 84-0 (2015) Author: Galindo, Rick Endorsing the nomination of San Antonio's Spanish colonial missions as a World Heritage site. House: Culture, Recreation & Tourism Left pending in committee
HR 1508 84-0 (2015) Author: King, Tracy | et. al. Expressing support for the use of sound science to study and regulate modern agricultural technologies and opposition to legislative or regulatory action that may result in unnecessary restrictions on the technologies. House: State & Federal Power & Responsibility, Select Reported enrolled
HR 1605 84-0 (2015) Author: Faircloth, Wayne Expressing a commitment to the elimination of illegal fishing and urging Congress to take action to end illegal, unreported, and unregulated fishing in our sovereign waters. House: State & Federal Power & Responsibility, Select Reported enrolled
HR 1824 84-0 (2015) Author: Frank, James Requesting the speaker to direct the House Committee on Natural Resources to conduct an interim study on the interconnectivity of Texas water resources. House: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
HR 1826 84-0 (2015) Author: Frank, James Requesting the speaker to direct the House Committee on Natural Resources to conduct an interim study relating to the effects of evaporation on Texas water resources. House: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
HR 1835 84-0 (2015) Author: Capriglione, Giovanni Expressing support for the implementation of the Next Generation Air Transportation System. House: State & Federal Power & Responsibility, Select Reported enrolled
HR 1843 84-0 (2015) Author: White, Molly Acknowledging regret for the trespasses of our predecessors against the Indigenous People, expressing respect for the cultures of the Indigenous People, honoring them for their stewardship and protection of this land, and committing to building an honest, constructive relationship and to forging a covenant with the Creator and all Indigenous People to work toward achieving the mutual goal of a society that advances opportunities for all citizens. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HR 2500 84-0 (2015) Author: Vo, Hubert | et. al. Commemorating the 27th anniversary of the Sister State relationship between the State of Texas and Taiwan and expressing support for the establishment of a Texas trade office in Taiwan and for the expansion of Taiwan's role in the international community. House: International Trade & Intergovernmental Affairs Reported enrolled
HR 2505 84-0 (2015) Author: Davis, Sarah Condemning anti-Semitism and expressing opposition to the international Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions movement. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HR 3164 84-0 (2015) Author: Alonzo, Roberto Encouraging Texas communities to adopt zero waste goals. Filed
HR 3239 84-0 (2015) Author: Miller, Rick Requesting the speaker of the house to create a select interim committee to examine the Hazlewood Act program. Filed
HR 3413 84-0 (2015) Author: Landgraf, Brooks Expressing support for La Entrada al Pacifico international trade corridor. Filed
HR 3421 84-0 (2015) Author: Alonzo, Roberto Requesting that the president of the United States grant a posthumous full pardon to World Heavyweight Champion Jack Johnson. Filed
HR 3529 84-0 (2015) Author: Wu, Gene Encouraging all Texans to consider adoption when deciding to expand their families and congratulating Steve and Amy Bruno on the adoption of their son, Alexander Peter Theodore Bruno. Filed
SCR 1 84-0 (2015) Author: Creighton, Brandon | et. al.
Sponsor: Huberty, Dan
Claiming sovereignty under the Tenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution over all powers not otherwise enumerated and granted to the federal government by the U.S. Constitution, serving notice to the federal government to halt and reverse certain mandates, and providing that certain federal legislation be prohibited or repealed. House: State & Federal Power & Responsibility, Select
Senate: State Affairs
Committee report sent to Calendars
SCR 2 84-0 (2015) Author: Ellis, Rodney Urging Congress to propose and submit to the states an amendment to the U.S. Constitution that overturns Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission, establishing that the spending of money to influence elections shall not be construed as speech under the First Amendment, and clarifying that only natural persons are protected by constitutional rights. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SCR 5 84-0 (2015) Author: Estes, Craig | et. al.
Sponsor: Flynn, Dan
Urging Congress to reimburse the State of Texas for bearing the financial burden of the federal government's responsibility to secure the Texas-Mexico international border. House: State & Federal Power & Responsibility, Select
Senate: Veteran Affairs & Military Installations
Signed by the Governor
SCR 6 84-0 (2015) Author: Hall, Bob | et. al. Urging Congress to propose and submit to the states for ratification the Parental Rights Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. Senate: State Affairs Co-author authorized
SCR 8 84-0 (2015) Author: Burton, Konni Urging Congress to reduce the amount of paperwork required of teachers by federal law. Senate: Education Referred to Education
SCR 9 84-0 (2015) Author: Hancock, Kelly
Sponsor: Geren, Charlie | et. al.
Authorizing the lieutenant governor and speaker to appoint interim joint committees. House: House Administration
Senate: Administration
Filed with the Secretary of State
SCR 12 84-0 (2015) Author: Burton, Konni Urging Congress to propose an amendment to the U.S. Constitution to provide for a balanced federal budget except during a time of national emergency. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SCR 13 84-0 (2015) Author: Seliger, Kel | et. al.
Sponsor: Anchia, Rafael
Urging the U.S. Congress to end the ban on crude oil exports. House: International Trade & Intergovernmental Affairs
Senate: Natural Resources & Economic Development
Signed by the Governor
SCR 23 84-0 (2015) Author: Hall, Bob Urging Congress to propose and submit to the states for ratification a regulation freedom amendment to the U.S. Constitution. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SCR 24 84-0 (2015) Author: Taylor, Larry | et. al.
Sponsor: Flynn, Dan
Authorizing the State Preservation Board to approve and permit the construction of a monument at the state Capitol Complex, at a site outside the historic Capitol grounds, honoring Texans who served during the Global War on Terror as part of the United States armed forces and their families. House: House Administration
Senate: Administration
Comm. report sent to Local & Consent Calendar
SCR 27 84-0 (2015) Author: Hancock, Kelly Expressing opposition to EPA-proposed guidelines regarding carbon dioxide emissions from existing fossil fuel-fired power plants under Section 111(d) of the Clean Air Act. Senate: Natural Resources & Economic Development Left pending in committee
SCR 29 84-0 (2015) Author: Rodríguez, José | et. al. Urging Congress to update Voting Rights Act provisions to protect against voter discrimination. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SCR 30 84-0 (2015) Author: Taylor, Van Directing the Texas Facilities Commission to rename the State Insurance Building Annex in the Capitol Complex the John G. Tower State Office Building. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SCR 32 84-0 (2015) Author: Bettencourt, Paul
Sponsor: Wu, Gene
Urging Congress to expedite natural gas exports. House: International Trade & Intergovernmental Affairs
Senate: Natural Resources & Economic Development
Signed by the Governor
SCR 34 84-0 (2015) Author: Creighton, Brandon | et. al. Directing the Texas Water Development Board to conduct a feasibility study on the use of brackish groundwater sources in Montgomery County. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs
Referred to Natural Resources
SCR 37 84-0 (2015) Author: Taylor, Larry | et. al.
Sponsor: Paul, Dennis
Urging Congress to encourage the Department of Defense to relocate the United States Africa Command to Ellington Field Joint Reserve Base in Houston. House: State & Federal Power & Responsibility, Select
Senate: Veteran Affairs & Military Installations
Signed by the Governor
SCR 39 84-0 (2015) Author: Hinojosa, Juan | et. al.
Sponsor: Guerra, R. D. "Bobby"
Urging Hidalgo County to reduce its tax rate upon establishment of the Hidalgo County Healthcare District. House: County Affairs
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Signed by the Governor
SCR 40 84-0 (2015) Author: Hancock, Kelly
Sponsor: Geren, Charlie
Authorizing a portrait of Governor Rick Perry to be placed in the Texas Capitol. House: House Administration
Senate: Administration
Signed by the Governor
SCR 43 84-0 (2015) Author: Campbell, Donna Directing the governor of the State of Texas to posthumously award the Texas Legislative Medal of Honor to Matthew E. Mendoza. Senate: Veteran Affairs & Military Installations No action taken in committee
SCR 44 84-0 (2015) Author: Campbell, Donna | et. al. Directing the governor of the State of Texas to posthumously award the Texas Legislative Medal of Honor to Cleto L. Rodriguez in recognition of his valiant service during World War II. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs
Senate: Veteran Affairs & Military Installations
Referred to Defense & Veterans' Affairs
SCR 46 84-0 (2015) Author: Rodríguez, José Directing the governor of the State of Texas to posthumously award the Texas Legislative Medal of Honor to Marcelino Serna. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs
Senate: Veteran Affairs & Military Installations
Referred to Defense & Veterans' Affairs
SCR 47 84-0 (2015) Author: Lucio, Jr., Eddie | et. al. Urging the United States Department of Agriculture Food and Nutrition Service to select the Rio Grande Valley region as the next expansion site for the Healthy Incentives Pilot program. Senate: Health & Human Services Referred to Health & Human Services
SR 133 84-0 (2015) Author: Whitmire, John Granting the Texas DeMolay Association permission to use the Senate Chamber in the State Capitol on February 21 and 22, 2015. Reported enrolled
SR 451 84-0 (2015) Author: Taylor, Larry Urging Congress to direct the Department of Defense to relocate the United States Africa Command to Ellington Field Joint Reserve Base in Houston. Senate: Veteran Affairs & Military Installations Referred to Vet Affairs & Military Installations
SR 642 84-0 (2015) Author: Perry, Charles | et. al. Expressing support for the study and regulation of modern agricultural technologies. Senate: Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs Record vote
SR 1034 84-0 (2015) Author: Rodríguez, José Encouraging efforts to preserve Hueco Tanks State Park and Historic Site. Reported enrolled
HCR 1 83-0 (2013) Author: Branch, Dan | et. al.
Sponsor: Carona, John
Directing the Texas Facilities Commission to rename the State Insurance Building Annex in the Capitol Complex the John G. Tower State Office Building. House: State Affairs
Senate: Administration
Placed on intent calendar
HCR 26 83-0 (2013) Author: Flynn, Dan | et. al. Urging the United States Congress to repeal the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act. House: Federalism & Fiscal Responsibility, Select Committee report sent to Calendars
HCR 29 83-0 (2013) Author: Thompson, Senfronia Directing the State Preservation Board to install on a specific chair in the house gallery a plaque engraved with the words "In memory of Michael W. McKinney, a great Texan and protector of the Code and Constitution." House: House Administration No action taken in committee
HCR 32 83-0 (2013) Author: Stickland, Jonathan Urging Congress and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to cease imposing contraception mandates on private businesses. House: Federalism & Fiscal Responsibility, Select Left pending in committee
HCR 34 83-0 (2013) Author: Bell, Cecil | et. al. Expressing the legislature's opposition to United Nations Agenda 21. House: Federalism & Fiscal Responsibility, Select Referred to Federalism & Fiscal Responsibility, Select
HCR 38 83-0 (2013) Author: Burkett, Cindy | et. al. Urging Congress to propose and submit to the states for ratification the Parental Rights Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. House: Federalism & Fiscal Responsibility, Select Committee report sent to Calendars
HCR 42 83-0 (2013) Author: Johnson, Eric Urging Congress to designate election day as a national holiday. House: Elections Referred to Elections
HCR 43 83-0 (2013) Author: Geren, Charlie
Sponsor: Eltife, Kevin
Authorizing the lieutenant governor and speaker to appoint interim joint committees. House: House Administration
Senate: Administration
Signed by the Governor
HCR 44 83-0 (2013) Author: Anchia, Rafael | et. al. Urging the United States Congress to swiftly enact and fund comprehensive immigration reform that creates a road map to citizenship for some 11 million undocumented immigrants, promotes economic growth, and strengthens national security. House: State Affairs Committee report sent to Calendars
HCR 45 83-0 (2013) Author: Herrero, Abel Urging Congress to repeal the Government Pension Offset and the Windfall Elimination Provision of the Social Security Act. House: Federalism & Fiscal Responsibility, Select Referred to Federalism & Fiscal Responsibility, Select
HCR 46 83-0 (2013) Author: Ashby, Trent Urging the Congress of the United States to propose and submit to the states for ratification an amendment to the United States Constitution providing that, except during a national emergency or a war declared by the Congress of the United States pursuant to Article I, Section 8, Clause 11, United States Constitution, or other national emergency, the total of all federal appropriations for a fiscal year may not exceed the total of all estimated federal revenue for that fiscal year. House: Federalism & Fiscal Responsibility, Select Referred to Federalism & Fiscal Responsibility, Select
HCR 50 83-0 (2013) Author: Creighton, Brandon | et. al. Claiming sovereignty under the Tenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution over all powers not otherwise enumerated and granted to the federal government by the U.S. Constitution, serving notice to the federal government to halt and reverse certain mandates, and providing that certain federal legislation be prohibited or repealed. House: Federalism & Fiscal Responsibility, Select Considered in Calendars
HCR 55 83-0 (2013) Author: Lucio III, Eddie | et. al.
Sponsor: Hinojosa, Juan | et. al.
Urging the U.S. Department of State to take appropriate action to ensure that Mexico complies with the 1944 Treaty regarding shared water resources and that it make required water deliveries to the United States a priority. House: International Trade & Intergovernmental Affairs
Senate: Natural Resources
Signed by the Governor
HCR 56 83-0 (2013) Author: Hunter, Todd | et. al.
Sponsor: Hinojosa, Juan
Requesting the lieutenant governor and the speaker of the house of representatives to provide for a joint interim legislative study regarding the development and potential economic impact of a cruise industry on the Texas coast between Calhoun and Cameron Counties. House: Culture, Recreation & Tourism
Senate: Economic Development
Signed by the Governor
HCR 57 83-0 (2013) Author: Hunter, Todd | et. al.
Sponsor: Van de Putte, Leticia
Requesting the lieutenant governor and the speaker of the house of representatives to create a joint interim committee to study human trafficking in Texas. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
Signed by the Governor
HCR 58 83-0 (2013) Author: Stephenson, Phil | et. al. Supporting prayers, including the use of the word "God," at public gatherings as well as displays of the Ten Commandments in public educational institutions and other government buildings. House: State Affairs Committee report sent to Calendars
HCR 59 83-0 (2013) Author: Hunter, Todd | et. al.
Sponsor: Lucio, Jr., Eddie
Requesting the speaker and lieutenant governor to create a joint interim committee to study seawater desalination on the Texas coast. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Signed by the Governor
HCR 60 83-0 (2013) Author: Zerwas, John Urging the United States Congress to modify the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act to allow cost-sharing payments and premium tax credits to be made available to the Texas political subdivision health care benefit pools on the same basis as those for health plans participating in the new federal exchange. House: Federalism & Fiscal Responsibility, Select Committee report sent to Calendars
HCR 61 83-0 (2013) Author: Raymond, Richard Peña | et. al. Urging the U.S. Congress to propose and submit to the states for ratification a federal balanced budget amendment to the U.S. Constitution. House: Federalism & Fiscal Responsibility, Select Committee report sent to Calendars
HCR 63 83-0 (2013) Author: Sanford, Scott | et. al. Asserting sovereignty under the Tenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution and beseeching the federal government to immediately cease and desist from the promulgation of mandates that infringe on the Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms or that are otherwise beyond the scope of its constitutionally delegated powers. House: Federalism & Fiscal Responsibility, Select Considered in Calendars
HCR 64 83-0 (2013) Author: Creighton, Brandon Requesting the comptroller to conduct a study to determine the costs to the state of instituting the Affordable Care Act and a projection of the number of Texas residents who would lose health insurance coverage as a result of the ACA. House: Federalism & Fiscal Responsibility, Select Committee report sent to Calendars
HCR 69 83-0 (2013) Author: Pitts, Jim | et. al. Directing the governor of the State of Texas to posthumously award the Texas Legislative Medal of Honor to Chief Petty Officer Christopher Scott Kyle. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs Withdrawn from schedule
HCR 70 83-0 (2013) Author: Kuempel, John Urging the Texas Department of Transportation to permit the use of electric arc furnace steel slag in road construction projects. House: Transportation Referred to Transportation
HCR 71 83-0 (2013) Author: Bell, Cecil Urging the United States Congress to request that the U.S. Postmaster General designate a ZIP code that includes all properties within the city of Prairie View. House: Urban Affairs
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Referred to Intergovernmental Relations
HCR 72 83-0 (2013) Author: Creighton, Brandon | et. al. Rejecting unlimited submission to the current administration and Congress, reaffirming the sovereignty of our state, and opposing taxes imposed on the citizens of Texas by the passage of the Affordable Care Act. House: Federalism & Fiscal Responsibility, Select Committee report sent to Calendars
HCR 73 83-0 (2013) Author: Branch, Dan Directing the Texas Facilities Commission to rename the State Insurance Building Annex in the Capitol Complex the John G. Tower State Office Building. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HCR 74 83-0 (2013) Author: Davis, John Designating November as COPD Awareness Month for a 10-year period beginning in 2013, and directing the Texas Department of State Health Services to include COPD as a chronic health condition in their public awareness and educational efforts. House: Public Health Referred to Public Health
HCR 76 83-0 (2013) Author: Howard, Donna Requesting the establishment of a select interim committee to undertake a comprehensive review of financial disclosures made by public officials. House: Elections Referred to Elections
HCR 77 83-0 (2013) Author: White, James | et. al. Reaffirming Texas' sovereignty under the Texas Constitution and the Tenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. House: Federalism & Fiscal Responsibility, Select Referred to Federalism & Fiscal Responsibility, Select
HCR 82 83-0 (2013) Author: Hunter, Todd | et. al.
Sponsor: Hinojosa, Juan
Requesting the creation of a joint interim committee to study education policy as it relates to developing a skilled workforce. House: Economic & Small Business Development
Senate: Economic Development
Signed by the Governor
HCR 88 83-0 (2013) Author: Anderson, Charles "Doc" Requesting the lieutenant governor and the speaker of the house of representatives to create a joint interim committee to study a nonsubstantive reorganization of the Texas Constitution. House: Government Efficiency & Reform Committee report sent to Calendars
HCR 89 83-0 (2013) Author: Hunter, Todd | et. al.
Sponsor: Estes, Craig
Requesting the creation of a joint interim committee to study recruiting firearms and ammunition manufacturers to Texas. House: Economic & Small Business Development
Senate: Agriculture, Rural Affairs & Homeland Security
Signed by the Governor
HCR 103 83-0 (2013) Author: Coleman, Garnet Expressing support for the creation of a University of Houston health science center by the UH System Board of Regents. House: Higher Education Referred to Higher Education
HCR 104 83-0 (2013) Author: Button, Angie
Sponsor: Seliger, Kel
Encouraging school districts to adopt policies that promote the use of technology and technological devices in classrooms. House: Technology
Senate: Education
Signed by the Governor
HCR 106 83-0 (2013) Author: Nevárez, Poncho Urging the United States Congress to enact legislation to provide sufficient manpower, infrastructure, and technology to ensure the security and efficiency of land ports of entry on the southwestern border. House: International Trade & Intergovernmental Affairs Received from the House
HCR 110 83-0 (2013) Author: Smithee, John Directing the governor of the State of Texas to posthumously award the Texas Legislative Medal of Honor to Lieutenant General (Brevet) Everett Selden Simpson. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs Referred to Defense & Veterans' Affairs
HCR 113 83-0 (2013) Author: Vo, Hubert | et. al. Authorizing the State Preservation Board to approve and permit the construction of a monument on the Capitol grounds recognizing Vietnamese Americans for their contributions to this state and nation. House: Culture, Recreation & Tourism Committee report sent to Calendars
HCR 114 83-0 (2013) Author: Giddings, Helen Directing the Texas Workforce Commission to rename the Texas Workforce Commission building to the Lloyd M. Bentsen State Office Building. House: State Affairs Committee report sent to Calendars
HCR 117 83-0 (2013) Author: Miles, Borris | et. al. Expressing support for the Voting Rights Act and urging the United States Congress to protect every citizen's right to participate in the political process by making permanent the provisions of Section 5 of that legislation. House: Elections Referred to Elections
HCR 119 83-0 (2013) Author: Huberty, Dan | et. al. Urging the United States Congress to rewrite the Elementary and Secondary Education Act in order to lessen the burden of over-testing and teaching to the test. House: Federalism & Fiscal Responsibility, Select Referred to Federalism & Fiscal Responsibility, Select
HCR 123 83-0 (2013) Author: Raymond, Richard Peña Urging the United States Congress to revise Department of Homeland Security funding formulas for Targeted Infrastructure Capability grants to include a separate threat assessment for strategically located border communities, irrespective of population. House: International Trade & Intergovernmental Affairs Referred to International Trade & Intergovernmental Affairs
HCR 124 83-0 (2013) Author: Martinez Fischer, Trey Directing the State Preservation Board to allow a variance from its rules pertaining to performances at the State Capitol in order to allow reenactments of the "Cry of Independence" at midnight on the evenings of September 15, 2013, and September 15, 2014. House: House Administration Referred to House Administration
HCR 127 83-0 (2013) Author: Menéndez, José Requesting the lieutenant governor and the speaker of the house of representatives to create a joint interim committee to study the gaming industry in Texas. House: Licensing & Administrative Procedures Referred to Licensing & Administrative Procedures
HCR 128 83-0 (2013) Author: Raymond, Richard Peña Urging the Webb County Commissioners Court to name the Precinct 4 court building in honor of Judge Oscar O. Martinez. House: County Affairs Referred to County Affairs
HCR 210 83-0 (2013) Author: Fallon, Pat | et. al. Directing the governor of the State of Texas to award the Texas Legislative Medal of Honor posthumously to Audie Leon Murphy. Filed
HR 44 83-0 (2013) Author: King, Phil | et. al. Commending Israel for its cordial and mutually beneficial relationship with the United States and the State of Texas and supporting Israel in its legal, historical, moral, and God-given right of self-governance and self-defense. House: Rules & Resolutions Reported enrolled
HR 230 83-0 (2013) Author: Strama, Mark Expressing opposition to the United States Supreme Court decision in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission and urging the United States Congress to propose and send to the states for ratification an amendment to the United States Constitution restoring republican democracy to the people of the United States. House: Federalism & Fiscal Responsibility, Select Referred to Federalism & Fiscal Responsibility, Select
HR 266 83-0 (2013) Author: Thompson, Senfronia Directing the State Preservation Board to install on a specific chair in the house gallery a plaque engraved with the words "In memory of Michael W. McKinney, a great Texan and protector of the Code and Constitution." House: House Administration Reported enrolled
HR 710 83-0 (2013) Author: Rodriguez, Eddie Urging the United States Congress to amend existing laws and regulations governing animal slaughter and meat processing to accommodate small farms and ranches. House: Agriculture & Livestock Referred to Agriculture & Livestock
HR 769 83-0 (2013) Author: Stickland, Jonathan Directing the Texas State Preservation Board to remove the metal detectors in the State Capitol. House: House Administration Referred to House Administration
HR 866 83-0 (2013) Author: Hunter, Todd Expressing support for a Federal Aviation Administration unmanned aircraft systems test site in Texas and urging state offices to join in the effort to pursue this FAA designation. House: Higher Education Referred to Higher Education
HR 964 83-0 (2013) Author: Workman, Paul Encouraging participation in the National Fire Protection Association's Firewise Communities program. House: Homeland Security & Public Safety Reported enrolled
HR 987 83-0 (2013) Author: Cortez, Philip Requesting that the Federal Emergency Management Agency amend its financial threshold criteria for providing disaster aid to allow assistance to communities whose average property value is lower than the applicable local county or city average. House: Homeland Security & Public Safety Committee report sent to Calendars
HR 1194 83-0 (2013) Author: Vo, Hubert | et. al. Expressing support for the expansion of Taiwan's role in the international community. House: International Trade & Intergovernmental Affairs Reported enrolled
HR 1247 83-0 (2013) Author: Walle, Armando | et. al. Recognizing that the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act is now the law of the land, as per the Supreme Court decision of June 28, 2012. House: Federalism & Fiscal Responsibility, Select Left pending in committee
HR 1373 83-0 (2013) Author: Alonzo, Roberto Urging the United States Congress to pass the DREAM Act. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HR 1786 83-0 (2013) Author: Smith, Wayne Urging the United States Congress to direct the Department of Defense and the Department of Veterans Affairs to undertake a study of urotrauma among members of the military. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs Referred to Defense & Veterans' Affairs
HR 1846 83-0 (2013) Author: Gonzales, Larry Expressing opposition to the decision of the International Olympic Committee to omit freestyle and Greco-Roman wrestling from the Olympic Games. House: Culture, Recreation & Tourism Left pending in committee
HR 1891 83-0 (2013) Author: Villarreal, Mike Directing the Texas Education Agency to deploy resources and implement strategies to bridge the academic achievement gap between native and non-native English speakers in Texas schools. House: Public Education Referred to Public Education
HR 1895 83-0 (2013) Author: Eiland, Craig Expressing support for chronic care coordination and encouraging the adoption of evidence-based strategies to prevent, postpone, and treat chronic diseases. House: Rules & Resolutions Reported enrolled
HR 2597 83-0 (2013) Author: Kuempel, John Requesting the speaker of the house to create a select interim committee to study regulatory oversight of the deer breeding industry. House: Agriculture & Livestock Referred to Agriculture & Livestock
HR 2676 83-0 (2013) Author: Flynn, Dan Expressing a commitment to the elimination of illegal fishing and to the conservation of Texas marine resources. House: Culture, Recreation & Tourism Referred to Culture, Recreation & Tourism
HR 2723 83-0 (2013) Author: Kuempel, John Directing the House Committee on Culture, Recreation, and Tourism to study regulatory oversight of the deer breeding industry. House: Culture, Recreation & Tourism Referred to Culture, Recreation & Tourism
HR 2853 83-0 (2013) Author: Keffer, Jim Urging the U.S. Department of the Interior to withdraw the U.S. Bureau of Land Management's proposed rule to regulate hydraulic fracturing on federal and tribal lands. House: Energy Resources Referred to Energy Resources
SCR 2 83-0 (2013) Author: Ellis, Rodney | et. al. Urging the United States Congress to propose and submit to the states for ratification an amendment to the United States Constitution that overturns Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission, establishing that the spending of money to influence elections shall not be construed as speech under the First Amendment, and clarifying that only natural persons are protected by constitutional rights. Senate: State Affairs Co-author authorized
SCR 9 83-0 (2013) Author: Eltife, Kevin Authorizing the lieutenant governor and speaker to appoint interim joint committees. Senate: Administration Referred to Administration
SCR 17 83-0 (2013) Author: Hinojosa, Juan
Sponsor: Smith, Wayne
Urging Congress to restore the presumption of a service connection for Agent Orange exposure to United States Navy and United States Air Force veterans who served on the inland waterways, in the territorial waters, and in the airspace of the Republic of Vietnam and to institute a presumption of connection to employment for civilians exposed to Agent Orange in their workplaces. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs
Senate: Veteran Affairs & Military Installations
Signed by the Governor
SCR 23 83-0 (2013) Author: Patrick, Dan | et. al. Rejecting unlimited submission to the current administration and Congress, reaffirming the sovereignty of our state, and opposing taxes imposed on the citizens of Texas by the passage of the Affordable Care Act. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SCR 24 83-0 (2013) Author: Hinojosa, Juan Requesting the lieutenant governor and the speaker of the house of representatives to provide for a joint interim legislative study regarding the development and potential economic impact of a cruise industry on the Texas coast between Calhoun and Cameron Counties. Senate: Economic Development Referred to Economic Development
SCR 25 83-0 (2013) Author: West, Royce Urging the attorney general of Texas to expeditiously advance any necessary appeals of the ruling of the 200th Judicial District Court in the school finance case. Senate: Finance Referred to Finance
SCR 26 83-0 (2013) Author: Hinojosa, Juan
Sponsor: Davis, John
Designating November as COPD Awareness Month for a 10-year period beginning in 2013, and directing the Texas Department of State Health Services to include COPD as a chronic health condition in their public awareness and educational efforts. House: Culture, Recreation & Tourism
Senate: Health & Human Services
Signed by the Governor
SCR 27 83-0 (2013) Author: Rodríguez, José
Sponsor: Márquez, Marisa
Urging Congress to reauthorize Section 5056 of the Water Resources Development Act of 2007 and to appropriate sufficient funds for the Rio Grande Environmental Management Program. House: International Trade & Intergovernmental Affairs
Senate: Natural Resources
Signed by the Governor
SCR 31 83-0 (2013) Author: Ellis, Rodney Supporting the University of Houston System Board of Regents for their approval of a health science center at the University of Houston. Senate: Higher Education Referred to Higher Education
SR 985 83-0 (2013) Author: Whitmire, John Granting the Texas DeMolay Association permission to use the Senate Chamber on February 15 and 16, 2014. Reported enrolled
SR 1030 83-0 (2013) Author: Zaffirini, Judith Recognizing the importance of postsecondary education for persons with intellectual disabilities. Reported enrolled
HCR 2 83-1 (2013) Author: Anderson, Charles "Doc" Requesting the lieutenant governor and the speaker of the house of representatives to create a joint interim committee to study a nonsubstantive reorganization of the Texas Constitution. Filed
HCR 3 83-1 (2013) Author: Anchia, Rafael Urging the United States Congress to swiftly enact and fund comprehensive immigration reform that creates a road map to citizenship for some 11 million undocumented immigrants, promotes economic growth, and strengthens national security. Filed
HCR 4 83-1 (2013) Author: Miles, Borris Expressing support for the Voting Rights Act and urging the United States Congress to protect every citizen's right to participate in the political process by making permanent the provisions of Section 5 of that legislation. Filed
HCR 6 83-1 (2013) Author: Turner, Sylvester | et. al. Approving the item of appropriation to the Public Integrity Unit in Travis County made by the General Appropriations Act for the 2014-2015 state fiscal biennium notwithstanding the objections of the governor. House: Appropriations Left pending in committee
HCR 9 83-1 (2013) Author: Dutton, Jr., Harold V. Approving H.B. No. 2138 notwithstanding the objections of the governor. Filed
HR 28 83-1 (2013) Author: Flynn, Dan Expressing a commitment to the elimination of illegal fishing and to the conservation of Texas marine resources. House: Culture, Recreation & Tourism Referred to Culture, Recreation & Tourism
SCR 4 83-1 (2013) Author: Uresti, Carlos Urging the U.S. Congress to enact comprehensive immigration reform. Filed
SCR 5 83-1 (2013) Author: Van de Putte, Leticia Directing the governor of the State of Texas to award the Texas Legislative Medal of Honor posthumously to Audie Leon Murphy. Filed
SR 71 83-1 (2013) Author: Taylor, Larry Expressing commitment to the elimination of illegal fishing. Reported enrolled
HCR 1 83-2 (2013) Author: Turner, Sylvester | et. al. Approving the item of appropriation to the Public Integrity Unit made by the General Appropriations Act for the 2014-2015 state fiscal biennium notwithstanding the objections of the governor. House: Appropriations Referred to Appropriations
HCR 2 83-2 (2013) Author: Anderson, Charles "Doc" Requesting the lieutenant governor and the speaker of the house of representatives to create a joint interim committee to study a nonsubstantive reorganization of the Texas Constitution. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HCR 3 83-2 (2013) Author: Turner, Scott | et. al.
Sponsor: Van de Putte, Leticia
Directing the governor of the State of Texas to award the Texas Legislative Medal of Honor posthumously to Audie Murphy. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs Signed by the Governor
HCR 15 83-2 (2013) Author: Howard, Donna Authorizing the 83rd Legislature to appropriate an amount that exceeds the amount authorized by Section 22(a), Article VIII, Texas Constitution. Filed
HCR 17 83-2 (2013) Author: King, Susan Directing the State Preservation Board to conduct a study on improving access to the State Capitol building for persons with mobility impairments. Filed
HCR 21 82-0 (2011) Author: Gallego, Pete Urging Congress to reauthorize the Water Resources Development Act of 2007, Section 5056, and to appropriate sufficient funds so that efforts to solve the salt problem in the Amistad International Reservoir can continue. House: State Sovereignty, Select Received from the House
HCR 23 82-0 (2011) Author: Raymond, Richard Pena Memorializing Congress to propose and submit to the states for ratification an amendment to the United States Constitution to provide for a federal balanced budget. House: State Sovereignty, Select Referred to State Sovereignty, Select
HCR 25 82-0 (2011) Author: Smith, Todd Urging Congress to remove confidentiality mandates for minors from family planning services programs operating under Title X of the Public Health Service Act and Medicaid. House: Public Health Referred to Public Health
HCR 27 82-0 (2011) Author: Christian, Wayne | et. al. Expressing opposition to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. House: State Sovereignty, Select Considered in Calendars
HCR 29 82-0 (2011) Author: Hunter, Todd | et. al. Requesting the lieutenant governor and the speaker of the house of representatives to provide for a joint interim legislative study regarding the development and potential economic impact of a cruise industry on the Texas coast between Calhoun and Cameron Counties. House: Culture, Recreation & Tourism Referred to Culture, Recreation & Tourism
HCR 30 82-0 (2011) Author: Dutton, Jr., Harold V. Requesting The University of Texas at Austin to lead a study by several Texas public universities to examine how young black males in Texas are affected by the benefits and detriments of living in Texas. House: Higher Education Referred to Higher Education
HCR 31 82-0 (2011) Author: Dutton, Jr., Harold V. Requesting the Texas Education Agency to develop a rating system for the performance of local school boards. House: Public Education Referred to Public Education
HCR 33 82-0 (2011) Author: Raymond, Richard Pena | et. al.
Sponsor: Hinojosa, Juan
Authorizing the burial of Susana I. Aleman in the State Cemetery. House: Culture, Recreation & Tourism
Senate: Administration
Signed by the Governor
HCR 34 82-0 (2011) Author: Raymond, Richard Pena Urging the United States Congress not to privatize the social security program. House: Appropriations Referred to Appropriations
HCR 37 82-0 (2011) Author: Guillen, Ryan Urging the United States Congress to revise the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 so that the State of Texas may exclude the assessment scores of recently arrived limited English proficiency students from adequate yearly progress determinations for a period of three years following the students' initial enrollment and so that the exclusion period for LEP students who enter Texas schools in grades 10 and higher concludes prior to the students' final year of schooling. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
HCR 39 82-0 (2011) Author: Elkins, Gary Urging Congress to propose and submit to the states for ratification a federal balanced budget amendment and to cap the maximum federal income tax rate at 15 percent. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HCR 42 82-0 (2011) Author: Madden, Jerry
Sponsor: Williams, Tommy | et. al.
Expressing support for the current FBI effort to reevaluate existing policies, standards, and protocols for forensic DNA testing laboratories and expressing support for any new policies, standards, and protocols that would hold public and private labs to the same standards, audits, and review process, urging Congress to pass any necessary federal legislation that ensures continued quality in forensic science while holding public and private lab DNA analysis to the same standards, and encouraging Texas law enforcement agencies to use forensic science review methods that will eliminate DNA testing backlogs. House: Corrections
Senate: Transportation & Homeland Security
Signed by the Governor
HCR 50 82-0 (2011) Author: Creighton, Brandon | et. al.
Sponsor: Patrick, Dan | et. al.
Affirming the pride of all Texans in both our one and indivisible national union and our one and indivisible state, claiming sovereignty under the Tenth Amendment to the Constitution of the United States over all powers not otherwise enumerated and granted to the federal government by the U.S. Constitution, serving notice to the federal government to cease and desist from certain mandates, and providing that certain federal legislation be prohibited or repealed. House: State Sovereignty, Select
Senate: State Affairs
Not again placed on intent calendar
HCR 54 82-0 (2011) Author: Workman, Paul Urging the United States Congress to reaffirm its commitment to the Tenth Amendment of the United States Constitution, to abolish the Department of Education, the Federal Highway Administration, the Department of Commerce, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, the Department of Health and Human Services, and the Department of Labor, to reduce the federal income tax by an amount equal to the cost savings associated with the abolition of these agencies, to commit to never usurping the rights of the states in future legislation, and to refrain from exempting itself from any legislation it so passes. House: State Sovereignty, Select Referred to State Sovereignty, Select
HCR 57 82-0 (2011) Author: Landtroop, Jim Expressing the legislature's position that life begins at conception. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HCR 60 82-0 (2011) Author: Burkett, Cindy | et. al. Urging Congress to propose and submit to the states for ratification the Parental Rights Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. House: State Sovereignty, Select
Senate: State Affairs
Referred to State Affairs
HCR 61 82-0 (2011) Author: Callegari, Bill | et. al. Expressing opposition to federal interference in state management of Texas' water resources. House: State Sovereignty, Select Considered in Calendars
HCR 63 82-0 (2011) Author: Geren, Charlie
Sponsor: Eltife, Kevin
Authorizing the lieutenant governor and speaker to appoint interim joint committees. House: House Administration
Senate: Administration
Signed by the Governor
HCR 68 82-0 (2011) Author: Hunter, Todd | et. al.
Sponsor: Van de Putte, Leticia | et. al.
Requesting the lieutenant governor and the speaker of the house of representatives to create a joint interim committee to study human trafficking in Texas. House: Border & Intergovernmental Affairs
Senate: Criminal Justice
Signed by the Governor
HCR 69 82-0 (2011) Author: Hopson, Chuck | et. al.
Sponsor: Eltife, Kevin
Directing the Texas Facilities Commission to name the Department of State Health Services Laboratory Services Section building in Austin in honor of former state representative Dr. Bob Glaze. House: State Affairs
Senate: Administration
Signed by the Governor
HCR 75 82-0 (2011) Author: Burnam, Lon | et. al. Expressing the intent of the legislature to avoid placing unfunded mandates on local governments. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
HCR 78 82-0 (2011) Author: Price, Walter "Four" | et. al. Expressing opposition to federal regulation of intrastate water resources. House: State Sovereignty, Select Considered in Calendars
HCR 80 82-0 (2011) Author: Simpson, David | et. al. Expressing strong opposition to unwarranted and unreasonable searches of air passengers by the Transportation Security Administration and urging the administration to cease such searches immediately. House: Transportation Reported favorably w/o amendment(s)
HCR 81 82-0 (2011) Author: Isaac, Jason | et. al. Expressing opposition to federal regulation of hazardous waste, water, and clean air and of the production, exploration, drilling, development, operation, transportation, and processing of oil, natural gas, petroleum, and petroleum products in the State of Texas. House: State Sovereignty, Select Considered in Calendars
HCR 82 82-0 (2011) Author: Truitt, Vicki Requesting the lieutenant governor and the speaker to create a joint interim committee to study the benefits, including health insurance, retirement programs, and other benefits, of active and retired state employees. House: Pensions, Investments & Financial Services Referred to Pensions, Investments & Financial Services
HCR 85 82-0 (2011) Author: Price, Walter "Four" | et. al. Urging the United States Congress to enact legislation to require that any subsequent law cite the constitutional section authorizing Congress to enact the law, state the extent and reasons for any preemption of state, local, or tribal law, include factual findings if the authority cited is the power to regulate interstate commerce, prohibit federal agency regulations from interfering with state or local powers without express statutory authority, and require the voluntary inclusion of states in federal rulemaking. House: State Sovereignty, Select Considered in Calendars
HCR 87 82-0 (2011) Author: Veasey, Marc | et. al. Urging Congress to expand the Healthy Incentives Pilot for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program recipients to communities across the country. House: Human Services Statement(s) of vote recorded in Journal
HCR 89 82-0 (2011) Author: Smith, Wayne Urging Congress to enact federal legislation to modernize the Toxic Substances Control Act of 1976. House: Environmental Regulation No action taken in committee
HCR 90 82-0 (2011) Author: Miller, Sid
Sponsor: Hinojosa, Juan
Urging Congress to provide a comprehensive public alert warning system. House: Homeland Security & Public Safety
Senate: Administration
Signed by the Governor
HCR 91 82-0 (2011) Author: Martinez Fischer, Trey Urging Congress to propose and submit to the states for ratification an amendment to the United States Constitution that provides that corporations are not persons under the laws of the United States. House: Elections Referred to Elections
HCR 92 82-0 (2011) Author: Martinez Fischer, Trey Urging Congress to enact legislation authorizing Texas and other states to enter into interstate compacts concerning groundwater. House: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
HCR 93 82-0 (2011) Author: Torres, Raul Requesting the lieutenant governor and speaker to create a joint interim committee to study tax policy as it relates to boat sales and marine services in Texas. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HCR 94 82-0 (2011) Author: Flynn, Dan | et. al. Urging Congress to repeal the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act. House: State Sovereignty, Select
Senate: Business & Commerce
Referred to Business & Commerce
HCR 96 82-0 (2011) Author: Veasey, Marc | et. al. Urging the United States Congress to divert funds from corn subsidies to the production of fruits and vegetables. House: Public Health Left pending in committee
HCR 98 82-0 (2011) Author: Hunter, Todd Requesting the lieutenant governor and the speaker to create a joint interim committee to study the safe and effective use of high-powered air rifles. House: Culture, Recreation & Tourism
Senate: Agriculture & Rural Affairs
Referred to Agriculture & Rural Affairs
HCR 99 82-0 (2011) Author: Truitt, Vicki Requesting the lieutenant governor and the speaker to create a joint interim committee to study the benefits, including health insurance, retirement programs, and other benefits, of active and retired state employees. House: Pensions, Investments & Financial Services
Senate: State Affairs
Referred to State Affairs
HCR 110 82-0 (2011) Author: Workman, Paul | et. al. Urging the president of the United States to defend the Defense of Marriage Act. House: State Sovereignty, Select Referred to State Sovereignty, Select
HCR 145 82-0 (2011) Author: Smithee, John Directing the governor of the State of Texas to posthumously award the Texas Legislative Medal of Honor to Lieutenant General (Brevet) Everett Selden Simpson. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs Referred to Defense & Veterans' Affairs
HCR 146 82-0 (2011) Author: Gonzales, Veronica | et. al. Urging Congress to enact legislation to provide sufficient manpower, infrastructure, and technology to ensure the security and efficiency of land ports of entry on the southwestern border. House: Border & Intergovernmental Affairs Committee report sent to Calendars
HCR 147 82-0 (2011) Author: Button, Angie Encouraging cities to promote long-term economic development and job growth by working together on the regional level to attract and retain business investment. House: Economic & Small Business Development Received from the House
HCR 156 82-0 (2011) Author: Raymond, Richard Pena Directing the Texas Historical Commission to work with the City of Austin to honor the memory of President John F. Kennedy with an official Texas Historical Marker at or near the site of the Austin Municipal Auditorium. House: Culture, Recreation & Tourism Received from the House
HCR 158 82-0 (2011) Author: Hartnett, Will | et. al. Urging the federal government to grant a conditional green card to certain noncitizens to allow them to enlist in the United States armed forces and urging the federal government to award citizenship to these immigrants upon the completion of four years of honorable military service. House: State Affairs Received from the House
HJR 130 82-0 (2011) Author: Branch, Dan
Sponsor: Birdwell, Brian
Meeting requirements of the United States Department of Education concerning federal student aid by naming private institutions of higher education in the State of Texas that are authorized to operate educational programs beyond secondary education, including programs leading to a degree or certificate. House: Higher Education
Senate: Higher Education
Signed by the Governor
HR 180 82-0 (2011) Author: Martinez Fischer, Trey Pursuant to Article 3, Section 5 of the Texas constitution, this Texas House of Representatives of the 82nd Legislature declare our state budget as proposed in H.B. 1 be its first and only order of business and we will work day and night in pursuit of a solution. Filed
HR 243 82-0 (2011) Author: Howard, Charlie Expressing opposition to H.R. 3424 and to any other tax proposal that would limit the use of reinsurance by non-U.S.-based insurance companies. House: State Sovereignty, Select Reported enrolled
HR 306 82-0 (2011) Author: Marquez, Marisa | et. al. Expressing support for the conservation of Castner Range. House: Culture, Recreation & Tourism Reported enrolled
HR 523 82-0 (2011) Author: Aliseda, Jose Honoring the legacy of community service of the post office in Campbellton and urging Congress to direct the U.S. Postal Service to continue operating the Campbellton Post Office in Atascosa County. House: County Affairs Reported enrolled
HR 557 82-0 (2011) Author: Larson, Lyle Granting the Texas College Republicans permission to use the house chamber on March 24, 2012. House: House Administration Reported enrolled
HR 680 82-0 (2011) Author: Landtroop, Jim | et. al. Recognizing Senate Bill 481, 81st Texas Legislature, Regular Session, 2009, as the Justin Little Rail Crew Safe Transportation Act. House: Transportation Reported enrolled
HR 691 82-0 (2011) Author: White, James | et. al. Urging the U.S. senators from Texas to support passage of the Cut Federal Spending Act of 2011. House: State Sovereignty, Select Left pending in committee
HR 735 82-0 (2011) Author: Workman, Paul Granting Texas Aggie Muster permission to use the house chamber on April 21, 2011. House: House Administration Reported enrolled
HR 784 82-0 (2011) Author: Legler, Ken Urging the United States Congress to fully support operations and joint force structure at Ellington Field Joint Reserve Base. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs Reported enrolled
HR 930 82-0 (2011) Author: Howard, Charlie Endorsing Taiwan's participation as an observer in the International Civil Aviation Organization and the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. House: Environmental Regulation Reported enrolled
HR 1324 82-0 (2011) Author: Scott, Connie Affirming the importance of folic acid in the diets of women of childbearing age. House: Rules & Resolutions Reported enrolled
HR 1483 82-0 (2011) Author: Vo, Hubert Endorsing the inclusion of Taiwan in the United States Visa Waiver Program. House: Border & Intergovernmental Affairs Reported enrolled
HR 1670 82-0 (2011) Author: Bonnen, Dennis | et. al. Urging the government of Turkey to uphold and safeguard religious and human rights of all its citizens without compromise, to grant the Ecumenical Patriarch appropriate international recognition, ecclesiastical succession, and the right to train clergy of all nationalities, and to respect the property rights and human rights of the Ecumenical Patriarchate and all religious and faith traditions. House: Rules & Resolutions Reported enrolled
HR 1955 82-0 (2011) Author: Chisum, Warren | et. al. Urging the United States Fish and Wildlife Service to withdraw its proposal to list the dunes sagebrush lizard under the Endangered Species Act of 1973. House: Culture, Recreation & Tourism Reported enrolled
HR 1958 82-0 (2011) Author: Munoz, Jr., Sergio Encouraging school districts to employ certified librarians in elementary schools. House: Public Education Referred to Public Education
HR 1971 82-0 (2011) Author: Kolkhorst, Lois Urging the nation's commander in chief, the executive branch of the federal government, and the United States Congress to assign top priority to alleviating the backlog of disability claims by U.S. veterans. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs Referred to Defense & Veterans' Affairs
HR 1978 82-0 (2011) Author: Zerwas, John Requesting the lieutenant governor and the speaker to create a joint interim committee to study the overall economic and systemic impact of Alzheimer's disease through 2017, including an inventory of public and private infrastructure and capacity and funds and systems to support and expand statewide planning and the activities of the Texas Alzheimer's Research Consortium. House: Public Health Reported enrolled
SCR 1 82-0 (2011) Author: Hegar, Glenn | et. al. Claiming sovereignty under the Tenth Amendment to the Constitution of the United States over all powers not otherwise enumerated and granted to the federal government by the United States Constitution, serving notice to the federal government to cease and desist certain mandates, affirming that the right to keep and bear arms was reserved to the states, and providing that all compulsory federal legislation be prohibited or repealed. Senate: State Affairs Co-author authorized
SCR 2 82-0 (2011) Author: Uresti, Carlos
Sponsor: Gallego, Pete
Urging Congress to reauthorize the Water Resources Development Act of 2007, Section 5056, and to appropriate sufficient funds so that efforts to solve the salt problem in the Amistad International Reservoir can continue. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Signed by the Governor
SCR 5 82-0 (2011) Author: Hinojosa, Juan | et. al.
Sponsor: Hunter, Todd
Requesting the lieutenant governor and the speaker of the house of representatives to provide for a joint interim legislative study regarding the development and potential economic impact of a cruise industry on the Texas coast between Calhoun and Cameron Counties. House: Culture, Recreation & Tourism
Senate: International Relations & Trade
Signed by the Governor
SCR 14 82-0 (2011) Author: Patrick, Dan | et. al. Affirming the pride of all Texans in both our one and indivisible national union and our one and indivisible state, claiming sovereignty under the Tenth Amendment to the Constitution of the United States over all powers not otherwise enumerated and granted to the federal government by the U.S. Constitution, serving notice to the federal government to cease and desist from certain mandates, and providing that certain federal legislation be prohibited or repealed. Senate: State Affairs Left pending in committee
SCR 25 82-0 (2011) Author: Hinojosa, Juan | et. al.
Sponsor: Geren, Charlie
Expressing continued support for the construction of a monument on Capitol grounds recognizing Texans who served in the Vietnam War. House: House Administration
Senate: Administration
Signed by the Governor
SCR 26 82-0 (2011) Author: Lucio, Jr., Eddie Urging Congress to ensure that Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits are adequate for the purchase of a healthy diet. Senate: Health & Human Services Left pending in committee
SCR 30 82-0 (2011) Author: Eltife, Kevin Authorizing the lieutenant governor and speaker to appoint interim joint committees. Senate: Administration Referred to Administration
SCR 31 82-0 (2011) Author: Carona, John Authorizing the State Preservation Board to approve and permit the construction of a monument on the Capitol grounds to honor those Texan service members who fought and died in the Battle of the Bulge during World War II. Senate: Administration No action taken in committee
SCR 32 82-0 (2011) Author: Seliger, Kel Expressing opposition to federal regulation of intrastate water resources. House: State Sovereignty, Select
Senate: Natural Resources
Referred to State Sovereignty, Select
SCR 33 82-0 (2011) Author: Lucio, Jr., Eddie Urging Congress to consider removal of the border wall in places where the border is already adequately guarded. Senate: Transportation & Homeland Security Referred to Transportation & Homeland Sec.
SCR 36 82-0 (2011) Author: Williams, Tommy | et. al. Urging the members of the Texas congressional delegation to provide to the legislature a cost analysis of the exact funding necessary for full enforcement of all immigration laws in Texas and to immediately report back to the legislature as to the status of that funding and directing the lieutenant governor and the speaker of the house to send a delegation of members from both chambers to meet with members of Congress and members of the executive branch to discuss the border security crisis. House: State Affairs
Senate: Transportation & Homeland Security
Referred to State Affairs
SCR 38 82-0 (2011) Author: Hinojosa, Juan Requesting the lieutenant governor and speaker to provide for a joint interim legislative study on the availability of medical treatment for patients with Lyme disease in Texas. Senate: Administration Referred to Administration
SCR 51 82-0 (2011) Author: Ellis, Rodney | et. al.
Sponsor: Allen, Alma
Expressing the legislature's support for the construction of a monument to African American Texans on the grounds of the State Capitol at the location approved by the State Preservation Board for a Juneteenth monument. House: House Administration
Senate: Administration
Signed by the Governor
SJR 1 82-0 (2011) Author: Ogden, Steve | et. al. Urging the Congress of the United States to propose and submit to the states for ratification a federal balanced budget amendment to the Constitution of the United States and, in the event that Congress does not submit such an amendment on or before December 31, 2011, applying to Congress to call a convention for the specific and exclusive purpose of proposing an amendment to that constitution to provide, in the absence of a national emergency and on a two-thirds vote of Congress, for a federal balanced budget and requesting that the legislatures of each of the several states that compose the United States apply to Congress to call a convention to propose such an amendment. House: State Sovereignty, Select
Senate: State Affairs
Referred to State Sovereignty, Select
SR 24 82-0 (2011) Author: Whitmire, John Granting the Texas DeMolay Association permission to use the Senate Chamber in the State Capitol on February 12 and 13, 2011. Reported enrolled
SR 506 82-0 (2011) Author: Rodriguez, Jose Expressing support for the conservation of Castner Range. Senate: Veteran Affairs & Military Installations Reported enrolled
SR 739 82-0 (2011) Author: Van de Putte, Leticia | et. al. Encouraging Texas employers to hire veterans. Reported enrolled
SR 740 82-0 (2011) Author: Van de Putte, Leticia Advocating that the United States Department of Defense name Lackland Air Force Base to the next list of the F-35 base locations. Again read
SR 792 82-0 (2011) Author: Jackson, Mike Supporting a public education campaign on the importance of folic acid in the diets of women of childbearing age. Reported enrolled
SR 947 82-0 (2011) Author: Whitmire, John Granting the Texas DeMolay Association permission to use the Senate Chamber in the State Capitol on February 11 and 12, 2012. Reported enrolled
SR 1006 82-0 (2011) Author: Whitmire, John Urging the government of Turkey to uphold and safeguard religious and human rights of all its citizens without compromise, to grant the Ecumenical Patriarch appropriate international recognition, ecclesiastical succession, and the right to train clergy of all nationalities, and to respect the property rights and human rights of the Ecumenical Patriarchate and all religious and faith traditions. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SR 1050 82-0 (2011) Author: Whitmire, John Urging the nation's commander in chief, the executive branch of the federal government, and the United States Congress to assign top priority to alleviating the backlog of disability claims by United States veterans. Received by the Secretary of the Senate
HCR 5 82-1 (2011) Author: Harper-Brown, Linda | et. al. Urging Congress to take appropriate action to ensure acceptable treatment of the public by personnel of the Transportation Security Administration. House: State Affairs Received from the House
HCR 11 82-1 (2011) Author: Hartnett, Will Urging the federal government to grant a conditional green card to certain noncitizens to allow them to enlist in the United States armed forces and urging the federal government to award citizenship to these immigrants upon the completion of four years of honorable military service. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HCR 14 82-1 (2011) Author: Raymond, Richard Pena Directing the Texas Historical Commission to work with the City of Austin to honor the memory of President John F. Kennedy with an official Texas Historical Marker at or near the site of the Austin Municipal Auditorium. House: Culture, Recreation & Tourism Committee report sent to Calendars
HR 104 82-1 (2011) Author: Raymond, Richard Pena Directing the Texas Historical Commission to work with the City of Austin to honor the memory of President John F. Kennedy with an official Texas Historical Marker at or near the site of the Austin Municipal Auditorium. House: Culture, Recreation & Tourism Referred to Culture, Recreation & Tourism
SCR 2 82-1 (2011) Author: Van de Putte, Leticia Urging the federal government to grant a conditional green card to certain noncitizens to allow them to enlist in the United States armed forces and urging the federal government to award citizenship to these immigrants upon the completion of four years of honorable military service. Filed
SR 36 82-1 (2011) Author: Whitmire, John | et. al. Urging the government of Turkey to uphold and safeguard religious and human rights of all its citizens without compromise, to grant the Ecumenical Patriarch appropriate international recognition, ecclesiastical succession, and the right to train clergy of all nationalities, and to respect the property rights and human rights of the Ecumenical Patriarchate and all religious and faith traditions. Senate: Business & Commerce Reported enrolled
SR 79 82-1 (2011) Author: Watson, Kirk Directing the Texas Historical Commission to work with the City of Austin to honor the memory of President John F. Kennedy with an official Texas Historical Marker at or near the site of the former Austin Municipal Auditorium. Received by the Secretary of the Senate
HCR 13 81-0 (2009) Author: Berman, Leo Requesting that the president of the United States commute the sentences of United States Border Patrol Agents Ignacio Ramos and Jose Compean and grant a full pardon to both agents. House: Border & Intergovernmental Affairs Referred to Border & Intergovernmental Affairs
HCR 26 81-0 (2009) Author: Dutton, Jr., Harold V. Requesting The University of Texas at Austin to lead a study by several Texas public universities to examine how young black males in Texas are affected by the benefits and detriments of living in Texas. House: Higher Education Referred to Higher Education
HCR 27 81-0 (2009) Author: Dutton, Jr., Harold V. Requesting The University of Texas at Austin to study the effectiveness of the Texas Education Agency in dealing with low-performing students and other matters. House: Higher Education Referred to Higher Education
HCR 29 81-0 (2009) Author: Pickett, Joseph | et. al. Expressing the intent of the Texas Legislature that the state accept federal economic stimulus funds appropriated under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 or any similar legislation. House: Appropriations Referred to Appropriations
HCR 34 81-0 (2009) Author: Berman, Leo Requesting that the president of the United States grant a full pardon to United States Border Patrol Agents Ignacio Ramos and Jose Compean. House: Border & Intergovernmental Affairs Referred to Border & Intergovernmental Affairs
HCR 35 81-0 (2009) Author: Paxton, Ken Urging the institution of a playoff system to decide the NCAA football national championship in place of the current Bowl Championship Series. House: Higher Education Referred to Higher Education
HCR 50 81-0 (2009) Author: Creighton, Brandon | et. al. Affirming that the State of Texas claims sovereignty under the Tenth Amendment to the Constitution of the United States over all powers not otherwise enumerated and granted to the federal government by the U.S. Constitution, serving notice to the federal government to cease and desist certain mandates, and providing that certain federal legislation be prohibited or repealed. House: State Affairs Received from the House
HCR 54 81-0 (2009) Author: Truitt, Vicki | et. al. Urging the United States Congress to enact legislation facilitating a technology-based solution that allows consumers to subscribe to Internet services that exclude adult content. House: Technology, Economic Development & Workforce
Senate: Economic Development
Referred to Economic Development
HCR 57 81-0 (2009) Author: Geren, Charlie
Sponsor: Williams, Tommy
Authorizing the lieutenant governor and speaker to appoint interim joint committees. House: House Administration
Senate: Administration
Signed by the Governor
HCR 61 81-0 (2009) Author: Herrero, Abel | et. al. Urging congress to repeal the Government Pension Offset and the Windfall Elimination Provision of the Social Security Act. House: Pensions, Investments & Financial Services
Senate: State Affairs
Referred to State Affairs
HCR 64 81-0 (2009) Author: Isett, Carl | et. al. Urging the Congress of the United States to oppose any efforts to adopt the Employee Free Choice Act or any similar legislation. House: Technology, Economic Development & Workforce Left pending in committee
HCR 66 81-0 (2009) Author: Berman, Leo | et. al. Memorializing Congress in defense of the Tenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, affirming the right of states to nullify acts of Congress, executive orders, and judicial orders, and asserting that any act, executive order, or judicial order that assumes a power not delegated to the federal government by the U.S. Constitution and which diminishes the liberty of any state or citizen shall constitute a nullification of the Constitution. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HCR 70 81-0 (2009) Author: Edwards, Al Directing the Texas Department of Transportation to construct an exit ramp for Cullen Boulevard off westbound IH-610 South. House: Transportation Referred to Transportation
HCR 74 81-0 (2009) Author: Raymond, Richard Memorializing the United States Congress not to privatize the Social Security program. House: Appropriations Referred to Appropriations
HCR 75 81-0 (2009) Author: Lucio III, Eddie | et. al. Urging congress to explore alternatives to border security in South Texas other than the fencing described in the Secure Fence Act. House: Border & Intergovernmental Affairs Considered in Calendars
HCR 76 81-0 (2009) Author: Berman, Leo | et. al. Memorializing Congress in defense of the Tenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, affirming the right of states to nullify acts of Congress, executive orders, and judicial orders, and calling for the creation of a joint committee to communicate with other states about the limits of federal power. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HCR 79 81-0 (2009) Author: Guillen, Ryan | et. al.
Sponsor: Zaffirini, Judith
Memorializing Congress to refine Department of Homeland Security policy to consider risk levels as well as population size in assessing the financial needs of first responders in border communities along the international boundary created by the Rio Grande. House: Border & Intergovernmental Affairs
Senate: International Relations & Trade
Signed by the Governor
HCR 81 81-0 (2009) Author: Dutton, Jr., Harold V. | et. al.
Sponsor: Uresti, Carlos
Directing the State Preservation Board to initiate an effort to obtain missing photographs of early African American political leaders who are honored in a composite in the Capitol South Lobby and to ensure that the composite is included on Capitol tours. House: House Administration
Senate: Administration
Signed by the Governor
HCR 86 81-0 (2009) Author: Peña, Aaron | et. al.
Sponsor: Lucio, Jr., Eddie | et. al.
Memorializing Congress in support of establishing a veterans hospital in the Rio Grande Valley. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs
Senate: Veteran Affairs & Military Installations
Signed by the Governor
HCR 88 81-0 (2009) Author: Davis, John | et. al.
Sponsor: Hinojosa, Juan
Directing the Texas Department of State Health Services and the Texas Education Agency to educate parents of adolescent Texans regarding the importance of adolescents' receiving regular physical exams and updated immunizations. House: Public Health
Senate: Health & Human Services
Signed by the Governor
HCR 90 81-0 (2009) Author: McClendon, Ruth Expressing support for a 13th check for ERS annuitants. House: Pensions, Investments & Financial Services Referred to Pensions, Investments & Financial Services
HCR 91 81-0 (2009) Author: Smith, Todd Urging Congress to remove confidentiality mandates for minors from family planning services programs operating under Title X of the Public Health Services Act and Medicaid. House: Public Health Left pending in committee
HCR 93 81-0 (2009) Author: Turner, Sylvester Certifying the state's intention to request and use all funds that may be available to the state under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. House: Appropriations Referred to Appropriations
HCR 95 81-0 (2009) Author: Anchia, Rafael | et. al. Requesting that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security consider all alternatives to the detention of immigrant and asylum-seeking families with children. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HCR 96 81-0 (2009) Author: Lucio III, Eddie Memorializing Congress in support of establishing a veterans hospital in the Rio Grande Valley. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs Referred to Defense & Veterans' Affairs
HCR 113 81-0 (2009) Author: Dutton, Jr., Harold V. Requesting the Texas Education Agency to develop a rating system for the performance of local school boards. House: Public Education Referred to Public Education
HCR 115 81-0 (2009) Author: Harper-Brown, Linda Designating as the Diamond Interchange the interchange surrounding the site of Texas Stadium in Irving and connecting State Highways 183 and 114, Loop 12, and Spur 482, with the Trinity Parkway and the Dallas Area Rapid Transit Orange Line. House: Transportation Referred to Transportation
HCR 116 81-0 (2009) Author: Christian, Wayne Directing all state agencies and local governments to ensure that federal stimulus funding be used only to finance one-time, non-recurring expenses that do not require permanent changes to Texas law and that federal stimulus funds received by the state not impact the maintenance of effort required by any public health, public education, or welfare program to attract federal matching funds in the future. House: Appropriations Referred to Appropriations
HCR 120 81-0 (2009) Author: Guillen, Ryan | et. al.
Sponsor: Uresti, Carlos
Memorializing the United States Congress to make eradication of the fever tick in South Texas a priority and provide appropriate funding and resources. House: Agriculture & Livestock
Senate: Natural Resources
Signed by the Governor
HCR 124 81-0 (2009) Author: Legler, Ken Endorsing the restoration, conservation, and presentation of the Battleship Texas at the San Jacinto Battlefield State Historic Site in a permanent dry berth. House: Culture, Recreation & Tourism Left pending in committee
HCR 125 81-0 (2009) Author: Guillen, Ryan Urging the U.S. Congress to increase COPS grants for smaller communities and less populated counties in the South Texas High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area. House: Border & Intergovernmental Affairs
Senate: Criminal Justice
Referred to Criminal Justice
HCR 139 81-0 (2009) Author: Flores, Kino | et. al. Directing the State Preservation Board to amend its rules to allow the statue in honor of Tejanos to be placed on the south lawn of the Capitol. House: Culture, Recreation & Tourism
Senate: Administration
Referred to Administration
HCR 148 81-0 (2009) Author: Veasey, Marc Memorializing Congress to ensure that women in U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement detention facilities receive full access to the medical care to which they are entitled. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HCR 151 81-0 (2009) Author: Naishtat, Elliott Directing the State Preservation Board to reserve the Capitol Rotunda for an organized Texas Independence Day celebration on March 2 of each year. House: House Administration Referred to House Administration
HCR 152 81-0 (2009) Author: Hunter, Todd | et. al.
Sponsor: Hinojosa, Juan
Requesting the lieutenant governor and the speaker of the house of representatives to provide for a joint interim legislative study on the availability of medical treatment for patients with Lyme diseases in Texas. House: Public Health
Senate: Administration
Committee report printed and distributed
HCR 160 81-0 (2009) Author: Coleman, Garnet Directing the Health and Human Services Commission to pursue federal funding for the support of kinship caregivers. House: Human Services Left pending in committee
HCR 166 81-0 (2009) Author: Chavez, Norma Memorializing the United States Congress to normalize trade relations with Cuba. House: Border & Intergovernmental Affairs Left pending in committee
HCR 171 81-0 (2009) Author: Guillen, Ryan Memorializing Congress to direct the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to establish a public health region for the counties along the Texas-Mexico border. House: Border & Intergovernmental Affairs
Senate: Health & Human Services
Referred to Health & Human Services
HCR 173 81-0 (2009) Author: Hunter, Todd Requesting the lieutenant governor and the speaker of the house of representatives to provide for a joint interim legislative study regarding the development and potential economic impact of the cruise industry on the Texas coast between Calhoun and Cameron Counties. House: County Affairs Comm. report sent to Local & Consent Calendar
HCR 174 81-0 (2009) Author: Swinford, David | et. al.
Sponsor: Seliger, Kel
Requesting the Texas Department of Transportation to designate the overpass at the intersection of Highway 20 and Highway 338 in Odessa as the Buddy West Memorial Overpass. House: Transportation
Senate: Transportation & Homeland Security
Signed by the Governor
HCR 176 81-0 (2009) Author: Edwards, Al
Sponsor: Williams, Tommy | et. al.
Expressing continued support for the establishment of a Juneteenth memorial monument on the grounds of the State Capitol at the location previously approved by the State Preservation Board. House: House Administration
Senate: Administration
Signed by the Governor
HCR 177 81-0 (2009) Author: Howard, Donna Directing state agencies to initiate emission reduction policies and programs in order to help Central and South Central Texas meet the 2008 National Ambient Air Quality Standard for ground-level ozone. House: Environmental Regulation Received from the House
HCR 180 81-0 (2009) Author: Isett, Carl | et. al. Expressing the intention of the Texas Legislature not to implement the federal REAL ID Act of 2005. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HCR 181 81-0 (2009) Author: Miller, Sid
Sponsor: Averitt, Kip
Designating the section of the Brazos River Basin and its contributing watershed in Somervell County as the Scenic Riverway of Somervell County. House: Culture, Recreation & Tourism Signed by the Governor
HCR 183 81-0 (2009) Author: Farabee, David | et. al.
Sponsor: Uresti, Carlos
Urging Congress to reject provisions of President Barack Obama's budget that would eliminate certain deductions presently available to the oil and natural gas exploration industry. House: Energy Resources Signed by the Governor
HCR 184 81-0 (2009) Author: Corte, Jr., Frank
Sponsor: Van de Putte, Leticia
Convening a joint memorial session to honor all Texans killed during the Global War on Terrorism. Signed by the Governor
HCR 187 81-0 (2009) Author: Strama, Mark Directing House Video/Audio and Senate Media Services to pursue appropriate avenues to implement upgrades to the systems that provide broadcasts of legislative meetings to provide for enhanced search options. House: House Administration Referred to House Administration
HCR 193 81-0 (2009) Author: Bonnen, Dennis Expressing support of the Ecumenical Patriarchate, in Istanbul, urging intervention by the United States, the European Union, and the United Nations to stop institutional discrimination against the Ecumenical Patriarchate, and calling on the government of Turkey to safeguard religious rights within its borders, including those of the Ecumenical Patriarchate. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HCR 220 81-0 (2009) Author: Kuempel, Edmund Requesting the lieutenant governor and the speaker of the house of representatives to create a joint interim committee to study the gaming industry in Texas and its potential direct and indirect economic impact on specific markets and on the state as a whole. House: Licensing & Administrative Procedures Received from the House
HCR 222 81-0 (2009) Author: Driver, Joe
Sponsor: Whitmire, John
Directing the Texas Facilities Commission to submit a proposal to the presiding officers of the Texas Legislature to name Building A at the DPS Headquarters Complex in Austin in honor of Thomas A. Davis, Jr., former director of the Texas Department of Public Safety. House: State Affairs Signed by the Governor
HCR 252 81-0 (2009) Author: Thompson, Senfronia | et. al.
Sponsor: Averitt, Kip
Requesting the governor to appoint a Governor's Task Force on Horse and Greyhound Racing. House: Licensing & Administrative Procedures Vetoed by the Governor
HCR 255 81-0 (2009) Author: Rose, Patrick Approving the system-wide settlement agreement with the United State Department of Justice resolving certain investigations of state mental retardation facilities. House: Human Services 1 hr. notice-to suspend rules
HCR 258 81-0 (2009) Author: Vo, Hubert | et. al.
Sponsor: Hinojosa, Juan
Urging the University of Houston and other institutions of higher education to cease displaying the flag of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam and to replace it with the Freedom and Heritage Flag. House: Higher Education Signed by the Governor
HCR 263 81-0 (2009) Author: Alonzo, Roberto Recognizing the importance of continuing support for the Texas Guaranteed Student Loan Corporation and directing TG to seek out opportunities to maintain its role in administering the Federal Family Education Loan Program or other federal student loan programs. House: Higher Education Referred to Higher Education
HCR 268 81-0 (2009) Author: Pitts, Jim | et. al.
Sponsor: Seliger, Kel
Directing the Texas Facilities Commission to name a permanent facility at The University of Texas of the Permian Basin in honor of Buddy and Shirley West. House: State Affairs Signed by the Governor
HCR 288 81-0 (2009) Author: Branch, Dan Directing the governing boards of general academic teaching institutions to limit increases in total academic costs charged to resident undergraduate students for certain school years. Received from the House
HJR 39 81-0 (2009) Author: Allen, Alma | et. al.
Sponsor: Ellis, Rodney | et. al.
Post-ratifying Amendment XXIV to the Constitution of the United States prohibiting the denial or abridgment of the right to vote for failure to pay any poll tax or other tax. House: Elections
Senate: State Affairs
Filed with the Secretary of State
HR 11 81-0 (2009) Author: Chisum, Warren Granting the Texas DeMolay Association permission to use the house chamber on February 21 and 22, 2009. Reported enrolled
HR 146 81-0 (2009) Author: Davis, John | et. al. Granting permission to the YMCA Youth and Government Program to use the chamber of the Texas House of Representatives in January 2009 and January 2010. Reported enrolled
HR 480 81-0 (2009) Author: Burnam, Lon | et. al. Creating a Special Committee on Impeachment to consider the impeachment of Judge Sharon Keller of the Court of Criminal Appeals for gross neglect of duty and conducting her official duties with willful disregard for human life. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
HR 701 81-0 (2009) Author: Davis, John | et. al. Urging Congress to fully fund the National Aeronautics and Space Administration budget request in support of the U.S. Space Exploration Policy, as submitted to Congress for Fiscal Year 2010. House: Appropriations Referred to Appropriations
HR 708 81-0 (2009) Author: Coleman, Garnet | et. al. Requesting that the Texas Transportation Commission and the Texas Department of Transportation provide the House with project selection criteria prior to obligating any Recovery Act funds. Withdrawn
HR 709 81-0 (2009) Author: Coleman, Garnet Requesting that the Texas Transportation Commission and the Texas Department of Transportation provide the House with project selection criteria prior to obligating any Recovery Act funds. Filed
HR 716 81-0 (2009) Author: Keffer, Jim | et. al. Expressing intent that funds provided to the State of Texas by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act be spent, as far as practicable, on domestic goods, materials, and services. House: Appropriations Referred to Appropriations
HR 798 81-0 (2009) Author: Taylor, Larry | et. al. Expressing opposition to any federal legislation that would create an optional federal charter for insurers. House: Insurance Reported enrolled
HR 1085 81-0 (2009) Author: Mallory Caraway, Barbara Urging Congress to enact legislation facilitating the ability of cities to access appropriate financing for critically needed municipal projects. House: Urban Affairs Reported enrolled
HR 1138 81-0 (2009) Author: Mallory Caraway, Barbara Urging U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner to implement a plan that will allow cities affected by the credit crisis to access traditional market interest rates for bonds. House: Urban Affairs Reported enrolled
HR 1247 81-0 (2009) Author: Farabee, David Encouraging Texas employers to hire veterans. House: Rules & Resolutions Reported enrolled
HR 1383 81-0 (2009) Author: Dunnam, Jim | et. al. Reaffirming the pride of all Texans in our one and indivisible National Union and State. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HR 1438 81-0 (2009) Author: Farrar, Jessica Urging the Texas Education Agency to implement the U.S. Department of Education's final regulations, 34 C.F.R. Section 200.19, which describes other academic indicators that may be used to demonstrate adequate yearly progress. House: Public Education Referred to Public Education
HR 1591 81-0 (2009) Author: Vaught, Allen Urging the president of the United States to modify Executive Order 8808 so as to authorize the award of the American Defense Service Medal to members of the United States armed forces who served on active duty after September 1, 1945, and before December 27, 1991. House: State Affairs Reported enrolled
HR 1695 81-0 (2009) Author: Cook, Byron Encouraging all Texans to properly dispose of prescription and over-the-counter drugs. House: Public Health Referred to Public Health
HR 1723 81-0 (2009) Author: Miller, Doug Directing the commissioner of education to inform school boards and superintendents that swine flu qualifies as an exception to the 180-day attendance statute and directing the commissioner to adjust the average daily attendance rate for affected school districts. House: Public Education Referred to Public Education
HR 2010 81-0 (2009) Author: Miller, Sid Designating the section of the Brazos River Basin and its contributing watershed in Somervell County as the Scenic Riverway of Somervell County. House: Rules & Resolutions Referred to Rules & Resolutions
HR 2074 81-0 (2009) Author: Hunter, Todd Urging the U.S. secretary of the interior to simplify existing policies and procedures to allow for the expeditious release of Coastal Impact Assistance Program funds to the State of Texas. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HR 2852 81-0 (2009) Author: Chavez, Norma Expressing support for efforts by the federal government to amend The Restoration Act, relating to certain Indian gaming prohibitions. House: Border & Intergovernmental Affairs Referred to Border & Intergovernmental Affairs
HR 2894 81-0 (2009) Author: Alonzo, Roberto Recognizing the importance of continuing support for the Texas Guaranteed Student Loan Corporation and directing TG to seek out opportunities to maintain its role in administering the Federal Family Education Loan Program or other federal student loan programs. House: Higher Education Referred to Higher Education
SCR 15 81-0 (2009) Author: Shapleigh, Eliot | et. al. Expressing the intent of the Texas Legislature that the state accept federal economic stimulus funds appropriated under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 or any similar legislation. Senate: Finance Co-author authorized
SCR 21 81-0 (2009) Author: Estes, Craig Urging the Texas congressional delegation to take action to prohibit the use of federal funds to transfer enemy combatants detained at Guantanamo Bay to any facility in Texas or to build or modify facilities for any such enemy combatants in the state. Senate: Veteran Affairs & Military Installations Referred to Veteran Affairs & Military Instal
SCR 35 81-0 (2009) Author: Nichols, Robert | et. al. Affirming that the State of Texas claims sovereignty under the Tenth Amendment to the Constitution of the United States over all powers not otherwise enumerated and granted to the federal government by the United States Constitution, serving notice to the federal government to cease and desist certain mandates, and providing that certain federal legislation be prohibited or repealed. Senate: State Affairs Co-author authorized
SCR 38 81-0 (2009) Author: Hinojosa, Juan
Sponsor: Farias, Joe
Memorializing Congress to restore the presumption of a service connection for Agent Orange exposure to veterans who served on the inland waterways, territorial waters, and in the airspace of the Republic of Vietnam. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs
Senate: Veteran Affairs & Military Installations
Signed by the Governor
SCR 39 81-0 (2009) Author: Hegar, Glenn | et. al. Affirming that the State of Texas claims sovereignty under the Tenth Amendment to the Constitution of the United States over all powers not otherwise enumerated and granted to the federal government by the United States Constitution, serving notice to the federal government to cease and desist certain mandates, and providing that certain federal legislation be prohibited or repealed. Senate: State Affairs Co-author authorized
SCR 42 81-0 (2009) Author: Van de Putte, Leticia
Sponsor: Naishtat, Elliott
Renaming Building G at the Department of State Health Services Central Complex as the Dr. Robert Bernstein Building. House: Public Health
Senate: Administration
Signed by the Governor
SCR 46 81-0 (2009) Author: Hinojosa, Juan Directing the Texas Department of State Health Services and the Texas Education Agency to educate parents of adolescent Texans regarding the importance of adolescents receiving regular physical exams and updated immunizations. Senate: Health & Human Services Left pending in committee
SCR 48 81-0 (2009) Author: Van de Putte, Leticia Urging Congress to repeal the Government Pension Offset and the Windfall Elimination Provision of the Social Security Act. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SCR 49 81-0 (2009) Author: Shapleigh, Eliot Certifying the state's intention to request and use all funds that may be available to the state under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. Senate: Finance Referred to Finance
SCR 51 81-0 (2009) Author: Patrick, Dan Urging the Congress of the United States to oppose any efforts to adopt the Employee Free Choice Act or any similar legislation. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SCR 54 81-0 (2009) Author: Estes, Craig | et. al. Memorializing Congress to cease and desist attempting to enact federal legislation impinging on the individual right of every American to keep and bear arms and urging Congress to oppose passage of the Blair Holt's Firearm Licensing and Record of Sale Act of 2009. House: Border & Intergovernmental Affairs
Senate: Criminal Justice
Referred to Border & Intergovernmental Affairs
SCR 57 81-0 (2009) Author: West, Royce Directing the Health and Human Services Commission to pursue federal funding for the support of kinship caregivers. Senate: Health & Human Services Referred to Health & Human Services
SCR 60 81-0 (2009) Author: Watson, Kirk Directing state agencies to initiate emission reduction policies and programs in order to help Central and South Central Texas meet the 2008 National Ambient Air Quality Standard for ground-level ozone. Senate: Natural Resources No action taken in committee
SCR 67 81-0 (2009) Author: Wentworth, Jeff
Sponsor: Geren, Charlie
Authorizing the Texas Legislative Council to pay membership dues to the Council of State Governments for state officers. House: House Administration
Senate: Administration
Signed by the Governor
SCR 70 81-0 (2009) Author: Huffman, Joan | et. al. Expressing support of the Ecumenical Patriarchate, in Istanbul, urging intervention by the United States, the European Union, and the United Nations to stop institutional discrimination against the Ecumenical Patriarchate, and calling on the government of Turkey to safeguard religious rights within its borders, including those of the Ecumenical Patriarchate. House: State Affairs
Senate: State Affairs
Referred to State Affairs
SCR 77 81-0 (2009) Author: Nelson, Jane
Sponsor: Rose, Patrick
Approving the system-wide settlement agreement with the United States Department of Justice resolving certain investigations of state mental retardation facilities. House: Human Services
Senate: Health & Human Services
Signed by the Governor
SJR 27 81-0 (2009) Author: Ellis, Rodney Post-ratifying Amendment XXIV to the Constitution of the United States prohibiting the denial or abridgment of the right to vote for failure to pay any poll tax or other tax. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SR 51 81-0 (2009) Author: Van de Putte, Leticia Urging the president of the United States to award the American Defense Service Medal to military personnel serving during the Cold War. Reported enrolled
SR 416 81-0 (2009) Author: Shapleigh, Eliot Supporting the establishment of a veterans' hospital in the city of El Paso. Senate: Veteran Affairs & Military Installations Reported enrolled
SR 447 81-0 (2009) Author: Davis, Wendy Expressing intent that funds provided to the State of Texas by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act be spent, as far as practicable, on domestic goods, materials, and services. Senate: Finance Referred to Finance
SR 842 81-0 (2009) Author: Van de Putte, Leticia | et. al. Encouraging Texas employers to hire veterans. Reported enrolled
SR 1044 81-0 (2009) Author: Estes, Craig Paying tribute to the rights guaranteed to the people of the United States. Reported enrolled
HCR 1 81-1 (2009) Author: Martinez Fischer, Trey | et. al. Honoring former state representative Paul C. Moreno for his public service and directing the Texas Facilities Commission to name the building that houses the State Office of Administrative Hearings in El Paso the Paul C. Moreno State Office Building. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HCR 4 81-1 (2009) Author: Martinez Fischer, Trey Directing the State Auditor's Office, subject to approval by the Legislative Audit Committee, to conduct an annual audit of the Bexar Metropolitan Water District for five years beginning in 2009. Filed
HR 18 81-1 (2009) Author: Chisum, Warren Approving the selection of Valerie Ryder Corte to serve as temporary acting representative for House District 122. Reported enrolled
HR 73 81-1 (2009) Author: Alonzo, Roberto Directing the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board to study whether bilingual education should be designated as a critical field in postsecondary education and to explore the feasibility of providing scholarships, grants, and other forms of financial assistance to encourage college students in bilingual education to pursue teaching careers in areas of Texas with a shortage of bilingual education teachers. Reported enrolled
SCR 1 81-1 (2009) Author: Williams, Tommy Requesting the lieutenant governor and speaker to authorize a joint interim study on the benefits of establishing a statewide county park beautification and improvement program. Senate: Administration Committee report printed and distributed
HCR 11 80-0 (2007) Author: Solomons, Burt | et. al. Directing the attorney general to seek recovery of money from the federal government for costs incurred by the state in dealing with illegal immigration and to demand federal enforcement of federal immigration laws. House: State Affairs Committee report sent to Calendars
HCR 13 80-0 (2007) Author: Raymond, Richard Memorializing the United States Congress not to privatize the social security program. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HCR 14 80-0 (2007) Author: Raymond, Richard | et. al. Requesting the Texas Department of Transportation to revise procedures for local government projects to specify that local governments are not responsible for cost overruns on projects over which they have no supervisory control. House: Transportation Left pending in committee
HCR 16 80-0 (2007) Author: West, George
Sponsor: Seliger, Kel
Urging the U.S. Congress to honor the sacrifice and service of the U.S. Merchant Marine in World War II by passing the Belated Thank You to the Merchant Mariners of World War II Act of 2005. House: Defense Affairs & State-Federal Relations
Senate: Veteran Affairs & Military Installations
Signed by the Governor
HCR 24 80-0 (2007) Author: Villarreal, Mike Requesting all public school districts to establish a recess policy for elementary schools. House: Public Education Referred to Public Education
HCR 28 80-0 (2007) Author: Menendez, Jose Urging Congress to amend the Department of Housing and Urban Development Act to prohibit the inclusion of the military basic allowance for housing as income for purposes of determining eligibility for federally assisted low-income housing programs. House: Defense Affairs & State-Federal Relations Committee report sent to Calendars
HCR 29 80-0 (2007) Author: Bonnen, Dennis Memorializing the U.S. Congress to pass H.R. 1146 to withdraw the United States from membership in the United Nations. House: Border & International Affairs Referred to Border and International Affairs
HCR 35 80-0 (2007) Author: Rodriguez, Eddie | et. al.
Sponsor: Ellis, Rodney
Urging the United States Congress to enact legislation to eliminate the 24-month Medicare waiting period for participants in Social Security Disability Insurance. House: Public Health
Senate: State Affairs
Signed by the Governor
HCR 36 80-0 (2007) Author: Davis, Yvonne | et. al. Expressing support for a bill of rights for the poor. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HCR 43 80-0 (2007) Author: Anderson, Charles "Doc" | et. al. Urging the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality to impose a 180-day moratorium on applications for pulverized coal-fired power plant permits. House: Environmental Regulation Left pending in committee
HCR 45 80-0 (2007) Author: Dutton, Jr., Harold V. | et. al. Requesting The University of Texas at Austin to lead a study by several Texas public universities to examine how young black males in Texas are affected by the benefits and detriments of living in Texas. House: Higher Education Referred to Higher Education
HCR 51 80-0 (2007) Author: Noriega, Rick Urging Congress to repeal the Government Pension Offset provision and the Windfall Elimination Provision of the Social Security Act. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HCR 61 80-0 (2007) Author: Coleman, Garnet Expressing opposition to sending additional troops to Iraq. House: Defense Affairs & State-Federal Relations Referred to Defense Affairs & State-Fed Rel
HCR 64 80-0 (2007) Author: Rodriguez, Eddie | et. al. Requesting that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security reconsider all alternatives to the detention of immigrant and asylum-seeking families. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HCR 67 80-0 (2007) Author: Leibowitz, David | et. al.
Sponsor: Seliger, Kel
Urging Congress to provide further drought relief for Texas. House: Agriculture & Livestock
Senate: Natural Resources
Signed by the Governor
HCR 70 80-0 (2007) Author: Goolsby, Tony
Sponsor: Brimer, Kim
Authorizing the lieutenant governor and speaker to appoint interim joint committees. House: House Administration
Senate: Administration
Signed by the Governor
HCR 82 80-0 (2007) Author: Dutton, Jr., Harold V. Directing the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board to develop and implement policies and programs to be adopted by Texas universities that address the incidence of discrimination and harassment on campus. House: Higher Education Referred to Higher Education
HCR 87 80-0 (2007) Author: Smith, Todd Urging Congress to remove confidentiality mandates for minors from family planning services programs operating under Title X of the Public Health Services Act and Medicaid. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HCR 91 80-0 (2007) Author: Villarreal, Mike Requesting that Congress improve public safety by implementing and enforcing stricter federal rail regulations. House: Transportation Referred to Transportation
HCR 92 80-0 (2007) Author: Flynn, Dan | et. al. Authorizing the construction of a monument on the Capitol grounds honoring the contributions of small businesses. House: House Administration No action taken in committee
HCR 95 80-0 (2007) Author: Dutton, Jr., Harold V. Requesting The University of Texas at Austin to study the effectiveness of the Texas Education Agency in dealing with low-performing students and other matters. House: Public Education Referred to Public Education
HCR 96 80-0 (2007) Author: Driver, Joe
Sponsor: Williams, Tommy
Requesting the lieutenant governor and speaker to create a joint interim committee to study the qualifications and standards necessary to be designated a police agency and to encourage a moratorium on the statutory creation of new police agencies. House: Law Enforcement
Senate: Criminal Justice
Signed by the Governor
HCR 97 80-0 (2007) Author: Rose, Patrick | et. al. Urging the U.S. Department of Labor to reconsider the proposed reduction in student training slots at the Gary Job Corps Center in San Marcos, Texas. House: Economic Development
Senate: Education
Referred to Education
HCR 107 80-0 (2007) Author: McClendon, Ruth Memorializing Congress to eliminate the Medicaid Estate Recovery Program. House: Appropriations Referred directly to subcommittee by chair
HCR 108 80-0 (2007) Author: Vo, Hubert | et. al. Memorializing Congress to approve sufficient funds for Texas' block grant allocation for the State Children's Health Insurance Program to enable the state to increase enrollment levels. House: Human Services Referred to Human Services
HCR 111 80-0 (2007) Author: Strama, Mark | et. al.
Sponsor: Brimer, Kim | et. al.
Authorizing the placement of a monument commemorating the federal Bill of Rights. House: House Administration
Senate: Administration
Signed by the Governor
HCR 117 80-0 (2007) Author: Christian, Wayne Requesting that the president of the United States grant a presidential pardon to U.S. Border Patrol Agent Ignacio Ramos and U.S. Border Patrol Agent Jose Alonso Compean. House: Border & International Affairs Referred to Border and International Affairs
HCR 125 80-0 (2007) Author: Martinez, Armando | et. al.
Sponsor: Lucio, Jr., Eddie
Requesting Congress to restore full funding to the Community Oriented Policing Services program to assist Texas law enforcement in patrolling the border. House: Border & International Affairs
Senate: Transportation & Homeland Security
Signed by the Governor
HCR 126 80-0 (2007) Author: Turner, Sylvester | et. al. Urging congress to timely reauthorize the State Children's Health Insurance Program. House: Human Services Referred to Human Services
HCR 141 80-0 (2007) Author: Martinez, Armando Urging the United States Congress to appropriate funds to ensure that the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services can provide an immigration and naturalization processing system that is both efficient and secure. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HCR 143 80-0 (2007) Author: Strama, Mark Creating the Commission on Online Learning to develop a plan to provide students and teachers with access to educational content and pedagogical practices. House: Public Education
Senate: Education
Referred to Education
HCR 148 80-0 (2007) Author: Isett, Carl Refusing to implement the federal REAL ID Act of 2005. House: Defense Affairs & State-Federal Relations No action taken in committee
HCR 154 80-0 (2007) Author: Burnam, Lon Submitting charges to the United States House of Representatives constituting proof that the president of the United States has violated his oath of office. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HCR 159 80-0 (2007) Author: Morrison, Geanie
Sponsor: Shapleigh, Eliot | et. al.
Requesting that the governor, lieutenant governor, and speaker appoint a select commission on higher education and global competitiveness. House: Higher Education
Senate: Education
Signed by the Governor
HCR 164 80-0 (2007) Author: Gallego, Pete
Sponsor: Uresti, Carlos
Encouraging the United States and Mexican federal governments to reopen the bridge and border crossing at La Linda, Coahuila, Mexico. House: Transportation
Senate: Transportation & Homeland Security
Signed by the Governor
HCR 172 80-0 (2007) Author: Corte, Jr., Frank Memorializing Congress to fund the REAL ID Act of 2005. House: Defense Affairs & State-Federal Relations Left pending in committee
HCR 173 80-0 (2007) Author: Corte, Jr., Frank
Sponsor: Wentworth, Jeff | et. al.
Expressing support for bids by the Texas Bio- and Agro-Defense Consortium and the Texas A&M NBAF Consortium to locate the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility in Texas. House: Defense Affairs & State-Federal Relations
Senate: Transportation & Homeland Security
Signed by the Governor
HCR 181 80-0 (2007) Author: Eissler, Rob Designating State Highway 75 between Streetman and Conroe as the 75th Ranger Regiment Highway and requesting that the Texas Department of Transportation feature the Ranger tab and 75th Ranger Regiment patch on memorial markers for the highway. House: Transportation Referred to Transportation
HCR 187 80-0 (2007) Author: McClendon, Ruth | et. al.
Sponsor: Duncan, Robert
Expressing the commitment of the 80th Legislature of the State of Texas to providing a supplemental annuity in the form of a 13th check for eligible ERS retirees. House: Pensions & Investments
Senate: State Affairs
Vetoed by the Governor
HCR 191 80-0 (2007) Author: Rose, Patrick Authorizing the burial of Susana I. Aleman in the State Cemetery. House: Culture, Recreation, & Tourism Referred to Culture, Recreation, and Tourism
HCR 193 80-0 (2007) Author: Swinford, David | et. al. Expressing support for ongoing state-led border security operations to control the Texas-Mexico border and ensure the safety of the people of Texas. House: State Affairs
Senate: Transportation & Homeland Security
Referred to Transportation & Homeland Sec.
HCR 194 80-0 (2007) Author: Swinford, David | et. al. Expressing dissatisfaction with the federal government's failure to secure the border and enforce immigration laws. House: State Affairs Committee report sent to Calendars
HCR 197 80-0 (2007) Author: Eiland, Craig Urging Congress to oppose the establishment of a federal insurance regulatory system. House: Insurance Referred to Insurance
HCR 198 80-0 (2007) Author: Swinford, David | et. al.
Sponsor: Van de Putte, Leticia
Requesting the Texas Residential Construction Commission to work in cooperation with the San Antonio Housing Authority to create and implement an inspection and mediation plan relating to certain authority-built homes. House: State Affairs
Senate: Business & Commerce
Signed by the Governor
HCR 200 80-0 (2007) Author: Escobar, Juan Memorializing Congress to reopen consideration of posthumously awarding WWI hero Marcelino Serna the Medal of Honor. House: Defense Affairs & State-Federal Relations Received from the House
HCR 205 80-0 (2007) Author: Thompson, Senfronia | et. al. Acknowledging the involuntary servitude of African slaves in the State of Texas and requesting the creation of a joint interim committee to study the contributions of African slaves and their descendents. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HCR 206 80-0 (2007) Author: White Delisi, Dianne Respectfully encouraging congress to direct the secretary of the United States Department of Health and Human Services to withdraw proposed rule CMS-2258-P. House: Public Health Received from the House
HCR 212 80-0 (2007) Author: Talton, Robert Directing that the state flag be displayed at half-staff on Peace Officers' Memorial Day and calling for the observance of National Police Week in Texas. House: Culture, Recreation, & Tourism
Senate: Government Organization
Referred to Government Organization
HCR 220 80-0 (2007) Author: Rose, Patrick Supporting the establishment of the Jacob's Well Natural Area and the associated missions of the Wimberley Valley Watershed Association. House: Culture, Recreation, & Tourism Referred to Culture, Recreation, and Tourism
HCR 222 80-0 (2007) Author: Gallego, Pete Encouraging the board of the Texas Youth Commission, or its successor entity, to name the TYC facility in Sheffield in honor of William David Slaughter, Jr. House: State Affairs Received from the House
HCR 223 80-0 (2007) Author: Puente, Robert Requesting the Texas Water Development Board to identify critical water communities that it projects may see their water demand exceed supply in future years. House: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
HCR 225 80-0 (2007) Author: Flores, Kino Requesting the Texas Supreme Court to rule on the pending mandamus appeal filed by Allied Chemical Corporation et al. House: Judiciary Committee report sent to Calendars
HCR 227 80-0 (2007) Author: Veasey, Marc | et. al. Requesting that the lieutenant governor and the speaker of the house of representatives establish an interim committee to study the implementation and effectiveness of the James Byrd, Jr. Hate Crimes Act. House: State Affairs No action taken in committee
HCR 229 80-0 (2007) Author: Corte, Jr., Frank Requesting that the United States Air Force consider certain criteria when considering relocating work from the Port of San Antonio to military depots. House: Defense Affairs & State-Federal Relations Referred to Defense Affairs & State-Fed Rel
HCR 237 80-0 (2007) Author: Corte, Jr., Frank Convening a joint memorial session to honor all Texans killed during the Global War on Terrorism. House: Defense Affairs & State-Federal Relations Referred to Defense Affairs & State-Fed Rel
HCR 239 80-0 (2007) Author: Raymond, Richard Respectfully urging the Texas Water Development Board to accelerate implementation of the colonia water project at State Highway 359 and Mines Road. House: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
HCR 243 80-0 (2007) Author: Dutton, Jr., Harold V. Encouraging state agencies to consider the diversity rankings of Texas law firms when hiring outside counsel. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HCR 247 80-0 (2007) Author: Cook, Robert Requesting the Brazos River Authority and the Lower Colorado River Authority to conduct a joint baseline study of the role of Lake Somerville in the economic development of the surrounding vicinity. House: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
HCR 255 80-0 (2007) Author: Morrison, Geanie Urging Congress to restore federal maintenance and dredging funds for the Victoria Barge Canal. House: Transportation Referred to Transportation
HCR 261 80-0 (2007) Author: Corte, Jr., Frank Convening a joint memorial session to honor all Texans killed during the Global War on Terrorism. Received from the House
HCR 281 80-0 (2007) Author: Gonzalez Toureilles, Yvonne | et. al. Requesting that Congress and the Texas Legislature adopt the terms "undocumented worker, person, or immigrant" as replacements to the term "illegal alien" in official discourse. Filed
HCR 287 80-0 (2007) Author: Keffer, Jim Requesting the General Land Office to study acceptable appraisal methodology relating to the sale of residential and commercial leased property held by special districts of the state. Received from the House
HJR 39 80-0 (2007) Author: Allen, Alma | et. al.
Sponsor: Ellis, Rodney
Post-ratifying Amendment XXIV to the Constitution of the United States prohibiting the denial or abridgment of the right to vote for failure to pay any poll tax or other tax. House: Elections
Senate: State Affairs
Placed on intent calendar
HR 54 80-0 (2007) Author: Giddings, Helen Declaring that the House of Representatives will not meet on Monday, January 15, 2007, in observance of Martin Luther King Day. Reported enrolled
HR 97 80-0 (2007) Author: Hopson, Chuck Expressing its support for the enforcement of current immigration laws. House: State Affairs Committee report sent to Calendars
HR 184 80-0 (2007) Author: Coleman, Garnet | et. al. Expressing opposition to sending additional troops to Iraq. House: Defense Affairs & State-Federal Relations Referred to Defense Affairs & State-Fed Rel
HR 746 80-0 (2007) Author: Merritt, Tommy Requesting that the Legislative Audit Committee reexamine specified conduct and resubmit the single recommendation that the governor appoint a conservator for the Texas Youth Commission. House: Corrections Referred to Corrections
HR 942 80-0 (2007) Author: Bonnen, Dennis Supporting efforts and encouraging funding to open the mouth of the San Bernard River. House: Environmental Regulation Reported enrolled
HR 1267 80-0 (2007) Author: Farias, Joe Requesting that the Texas Education Agency apply for federal funds for a resource center to train school personnel working with students with autism. House: Public Education Referred to Public Education
HR 1375 80-0 (2007) Author: Goolsby, Tony Recognizing the effort to designate a portion of Central Expressway in Dallas as the George W. Bush Expressway. House: Transportation Referred to Transportation
HR 1404 80-0 (2007) Author: Davis, John Encouraging the Texas Health and Human Services Commission to partner with private entities to provide education on Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease. House: Public Health Left pending in committee
HR 1472 80-0 (2007) Author: Alonzo, Roberto Directing the Texas Department of Transportation to provide supplemental guide signs on IH-35 and IH-635 to identify the location of the Asian Trade District in northwest Dallas. House: Transportation Referred to Transportation
HR 1576 80-0 (2007) Author: Chavez, Norma Encouraging the president of the United States and Congress to enact a free trade agreement between the United States and Taiwan. House: Border & International Affairs Committee report sent to Calendars
HR 1655 80-0 (2007) Author: White Delisi, Dianne Expressing support for the American Heart Association's Start! Walking at Work Day, April 25, 2007. House: Rules & Resolutions Reported enrolled
HR 1681 80-0 (2007) Author: Flynn, Dan Requesting Congress to pass and the president to sign legislation to revive previous authority on the use of national guard forces. House: Defense Affairs & State-Federal Relations Referred to Defense Affairs & State-Fed Rel
HR 1844 80-0 (2007) Author: Flores, Kino Requesting the Texas Supreme Court to rule on the pending mandamus appeal filed by Allied Chemical Corporation et al. House: Judiciary Referred to Judiciary
HR 1937 80-0 (2007) Author: Straus, Joe Encouraging Texans to associate the white cane and guide dog with visually impaired individuals and to exercise caution when driving in proximity to such individuals. House: Rules & Resolutions Reported enrolled
HR 1954 80-0 (2007) Author: Davis, Yvonne Expressing support for a bill of rights for the poor. House: Rules & Resolutions Referred to State Affairs
HR 1959 80-0 (2007) Author: Bolton, Valinda Recognizing Lady Bird Johnson's efforts to beautify the nation's highways and encouraging further collaboration between the Texas Department of Transportation and the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center at The University of Texas at Austin. House: Transportation Reported enrolled
HR 2063 80-0 (2007) Author: Brown, Betty Requesting the speaker to appoint an interim committee to study the rights of foster parents. House: Human Services Referred to Human Services
HR 2137 80-0 (2007) Author: Morrison, Geanie Urging Congress to restore federal maintenance and dredging funds for the Victoria Barge Canal. House: Environmental Regulation Referred to Environmental Regulation
HR 2182 80-0 (2007) Author: Escobar, Juan | et. al. Urging Congress to support the construction of a veterans hospital in the Rio Grande Valley. House: Defense Affairs & State-Federal Relations Referred to Defense Affairs & State-Fed Rel
HR 2482 80-0 (2007) Author: Alonzo, Roberto Expressing support for the creation of the Sustainable Water Supply Research Center at The University of Texas at Arlington. House: Higher Education Referred to Higher Education
HR 2692 80-0 (2007) Author: Giddings, Helen Requesting certain junior college districts to evaluate the implementation of an African American studies program. Reported enrolled
SCR 1 80-0 (2007) Author: Nelson, Jane
Sponsor: Gonzales, Veronica
Encouraging the National Health Services Corps Ambassador Program to coordinate with the Primary Care Office at the Texas Department of State Health Services. House: Human Services
Senate: Health & Human Services
Signed by the Governor
SCR 3 80-0 (2007) Author: Wentworth, Jeff Encouraging institutions of higher education to implement policies to safeguard the academic freedom of faculty and students. Senate: Education No action taken in subcommittee
SCR 4 80-0 (2007) Author: Lucio, Jr., Eddie | et. al. Authorizing the State Preservation Board, subject to state law and board rules, to approve and permit the construction of a monument on the Capitol grounds honoring Texans who have fought or served in specified military actions since the Vietnam War. Senate: Administration Left pending in committee
SCR 5 80-0 (2007) Author: Gallegos, Jr., Mario Approving and authorizing the naming of the Texas Department of Transportation office in Houston after State Senator John Whitmire. Senate: Transportation & Homeland Security Referred to Transportation & Homeland Sec.
SCR 20 80-0 (2007) Author: Ogden, Steve
Sponsor: Chisum, Warren
Relating to the appropriation of state tax revenues for the purpose of funding school district property tax rate reductions. House: Appropriations Signed by the Governor
SCR 21 80-0 (2007) Author: Estes, Craig Authorizing the construction of a monument on the Capitol grounds honoring the contributions of small businesses. Senate: Administration Referred to Administration
SCR 23 80-0 (2007) Author: Uresti, Carlos Urging Congress to ensure the timely reauthorization of the federal State Children's Health Insurance Program. Senate: Health & Human Services Referred to Health & Human Services
SCR 26 80-0 (2007) Author: Williams, Tommy Requesting the lieutenant governor and speaker to create a joint interim committee to study the qualifications and standards necessary to be designated a police agency and to encourage a moratorium on creation of new police agencies. Senate: Criminal Justice Referred to Criminal Justice
SCR 27 80-0 (2007) Author: Watson, Kirk Requesting the lieutenant governor and speaker of the house of representatives to create a joint interim committee to study issues relating to the higher education system in Texas. Senate: Education Refer to s/c on Higher Education by Pres
SCR 28 80-0 (2007) Author: Watson, Kirk | et. al.
Sponsor: Truitt, Vicki | et. al.
Urging the Texas congressional delegation to support legislation to expand telemedicine/telehealth services. House: Public Health
Senate: Health & Human Services
Committee report sent to Calendars
SCR 33 80-0 (2007) Author: Gallegos, Jr., Mario Urging Congress to repeal the Government Pension Offset provision and the Windfall Elimination Provision of the Social Security Act. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SCR 40 80-0 (2007) Author: Estes, Craig Opposing the federal REAL ID Act of 2005 as an unfunded mandate. Senate: Transportation & Homeland Security Left pending in committee
SCR 45 80-0 (2007) Author: Carona, John Memorializing Congress to fund the REAL ID Act of 2005. Senate: Transportation & Homeland Security Referred to Transportation & Homeland Sec.
SCR 46 80-0 (2007) Author: Averitt, Kip
Sponsor: Dunnam, Jim | et. al.
Requesting Congress to authorize the Secretary of the United States Department of Veterans Affairs to convey the Thomas T. Connally Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Marlin, Texas, to the State of Texas. House: Defense Affairs & State-Federal Relations
Senate: Veteran Affairs & Military Installations
Signed by the Governor
SCR 47 80-0 (2007) Author: Shapleigh, Eliot Requesting that the governor, lieutenant governor, and speaker appoint a select commission on higher education and global competitiveness. Senate: Education Committee report printed and distributed
SCR 48 80-0 (2007) Author: Uresti, Carlos Encouraging the United States and Mexican federal governments to reopen the bridge and border crossing at La Linda, Coahuila, Mexico. Senate: Transportation & Homeland Security Referred to Transportation & Homeland Sec.
SCR 60 80-0 (2007) Author: Averitt, Kip
Sponsor: Eiland, Craig
Urging Congress to maintain the states as the sole regulators of the business of insurance and to oppose the establishment of a federal insurance regulatory system. House: Insurance
Senate: Business & Commerce
Signed by the Governor
SCR 62 80-0 (2007) Author: Ellis, Rodney | et. al. Expressing regret for the role of the Texas government in maintaining the institution of slavery and requesting the creation of a joint interim committee to study the contributions of African slaves and their descendants. Senate: State Affairs Co-author authorized
SCR 76 80-0 (2007) Author: Van de Putte, Leticia Requesting the United States Air Force to consider the impact of transferring work from the Port of San Antonio to military depots. House: Defense Affairs & State-Federal Relations
Senate: Veteran Affairs & Military Installations
Referred to Defense Affairs & State-Fed Rel
SCR 77 80-0 (2007) Author: Van de Putte, Leticia Urging the president of the United States to award the American Defense Service Medal to military personnel serving during the Cold War. House: Defense Affairs & State-Federal Relations
Senate: Veteran Affairs & Military Installations
Referred to Defense Affairs & State-Fed Rel
SCR 88 80-0 (2007) Author: Wentworth, Jeff
Sponsor: Rose, Patrick
Supporting the protection of Jacob's Well and the associated missions and regional conservation initiatives of the Wimberley Valley Watershed Association. Signed by the Governor
SR 2 80-0 (2007) Author: Carona, John | et. al. Requesting the Texas Transportation Commission to cease efforts to influence Congress and other states for changes in federal law relating to the statewide transportation enhancement program. Senate: Transportation & Homeland Security Reported enrolled
SR 384 80-0 (2007) Author: Whitmire, John | et. al. Requesting that the Legislative Audit Committee examine specified conduct and determine whether a condition of gross fiscal mismanagement exists in the Texas Youth Commission. Reported enrolled
SR 594 80-0 (2007) Author: Van de Putte, Leticia Memorializing the Congress of the United States to support legislation for veterans' health care budget reform. Reported enrolled
SR 777 80-0 (2007) Author: West, Royce | et. al. Encouraging the Health and Human Services Commission to partner with private entities to provide education on chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Senate: Health & Human Services Reported enrolled
SR 827 80-0 (2007) Author: Nichols, Robert Expressing the need for the 80th Texas Legislature to consider an increase in the homestead exemption for public education tax purposes. Senate: Finance Referred to Finance
SR 994 80-0 (2007) Author: Van de Putte, Leticia | et. al. Encouraging Texans to associate the white cane and guide dog with visually impaired individuals and to exercise caution when driving in proximity to such individuals. Reported enrolled
SR 1084 80-0 (2007) Author: Hegar, Glenn Urging Congress to restore federal maintenance and dredging funds for the Victoria Barge Canal. Received by the Secretary of the Senate
HCR 1 79-0 (2005) Author: McClendon, Ruth | et. al. Memorializing Congress to eliminate the Medicaid Estate Recovery Program. House: Public Health Referred to Public Health
HCR 7 79-0 (2005) Author: Cook, Robert | et. al. Memorializing Congress to preserve the community development block grant program and its funding at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. House: Urban Affairs Received from the House
HCR 13 79-0 (2005) Author: Chavez, Norma | et. al.
Sponsor: Lucio, Jr., Eddie
Memorializing Congress to allow Mexican visitors the same six-month length of stay afforded to Canadian travelers. House: Border & International Affairs
Senate: International Relations & Trade
Signed by the Governor
HCR 16 79-0 (2005) Author: Merritt, Tommy | et. al. Directing the legislative staff responsible for maintaining the Internet website for the Texas Legislature to provide improved public access to information on votes taken on legislation. Filed
HCR 17 79-0 (2005) Author: Branch, Dan Directing the legislative staff responsible for maintaining the Internet website for the Texas Legislature to provide improved public access to information on votes taken on legislation. Filed
HCR 18 79-0 (2005) Author: Hilderbran, Harvey Directing the legislative staff responsible for maintaining the Internet website for the Texas Legislature to provide improved public access to information on votes taken on legislation. Filed
HCR 22 79-0 (2005) Author: Merritt, Tommy | et. al. Directing the legislative staff responsible for maintaining the Internet website for the Texas Legislature to provide improved public access to information on votes taken on legislation. Received from the House
HCR 35 79-0 (2005) Author: Hamric, Peggy
Sponsor: Harris, Chris
Authorizing the lieutenant governor and the speaker to appoint interim joint committees. Senate: Administration Signed by the Governor
HCR 36 79-0 (2005) Author: Smith, Wayne | et. al.
Sponsor: Hinojosa, Juan
Giving legislative authorization to a Vietnam War monument for the Capitol grounds, subject to state law and rules of the State Preservation Board. House: House Administration
Senate: Administration
Signed by the Governor
HCR 37 79-0 (2005) Author: Delisi, Dianne
Sponsor: Nelson, Jane
Memorializing Congress to increase the presence of federal health and human services agencies, improve coordination of health and human services programs, and increase related funding in Texas. House: Public Health
Senate: Health & Human Services
Signed by the Governor
HCR 44 79-0 (2005) Author: Denny, Mary Requesting the lieutenant governor and the speaker of the house of representatives to create a joint interim committee to review the state's election laws in preparation for an omnibus recodification of the Texas Election Code. House: Elections Committee report sent to Calendars
HCR 46 79-0 (2005) Author: Van Arsdale, Corbin | et. al. Expressing legislative support for the abolition of the BCS. House: Higher Education Referred to Higher Education
HCR 48 79-0 (2005) Author: Rodriguez, Eddie | et. al. Urging the United States Congress to enact legislation to eliminate the 24-month Medicare waiting period for participants in Social Security Disability Insurance. House: Public Health Left pending in committee
HCR 49 79-0 (2005) Author: Davis, John | et. al.
Sponsor: Jackson, Mike
Urging the United States Congress to fully fund NASA's budget request for fiscal year 2006. House: State Affairs
Senate: State Affairs
Signed by the Governor
HCR 53 79-0 (2005) Author: Berman, Leo Encouraging schools, school districts, and student organizations to solicit help and support from certain youth organizations and churches within their communities. House: Public Education Referred to Public Education
HCR 54 79-0 (2005) Author: Raymond, Richard | et. al. Memorializing the United States Congress not to privatize the social security program. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HCR 59 79-0 (2005) Author: Eiland, Craig | et. al.
Sponsor: Averitt, Kip
Opposing the State Modernization and Regulatory Transparency (SMART) Act and any similar federal legislation that would interfere with the ability of state governments to regulate the business of insurance. House: Insurance
Senate: Business & Commerce
Signed by the Governor
HCR 63 79-0 (2005) Author: Noriega, Melissa | et. al. Memorializing Congress to repeal the Government Pension Offset provision and the Windfall Elimination Provision of the Social Security Act. House: State Affairs
Senate: State Affairs
Referred to State Affairs
HCR 66 79-0 (2005) Author: Berman, Leo Encouraging schools, school districts, and school organizations to solicit help and support from certain youth organizations and churches within their communities. House: Public Education Referred to Public Education
HCR 69 79-0 (2005) Author: Chavez, Norma Requesting the U.S. Congress to enact the Agricultural Job Opportunity, Benefits, and Security Act to significantly reform immigration law as it relates to agriculture. House: Border & International Affairs Postponed
HCR 85 79-0 (2005) Author: Gallego, Pete Requesting the lieutenant governor and speaker to appoint a joint interim committee to study issues relating to the importation of radioactive waste into Texas. House: Energy Resources Left pending in committee
HCR 88 79-0 (2005) Author: Crabb, Joe
Sponsor: Duncan, Robert
Urging the Supreme Court of Texas and the Court of Criminal Appeals of Texas, as necessary, to develop rules relating to the random assignment to courts of appeals of cases pending or on appeal from counties with overlapping appellate jurisdictions and relating to determining the court of appeals precedent applicable in such randomly assigned cases. House: Judiciary
Senate: Jurisprudence
Signed by the Governor
HCR 91 79-0 (2005) Author: Raymond, Richard Memorializing Congress to maintain its support for the U.S. Department of Education's Upward Bound programs. House: Public Education Referred to Public Education
HCR 94 79-0 (2005) Author: Flores, Kino Approving the use of public funding from general appropriations to complete the construction of a statue, monument, or exhibit on the Capitol grounds honoring contributions of Tejanos. House: House Administration Referred to House Administration
HCR 95 79-0 (2005) Author: Raymond, Richard Requesting the Texas Department of Transportation to revise procedures for local government projects to specify that local governments are not responsible for cost overruns on projects over which they have no supervisory control. House: Transportation Referred to Transportation
HCR 96 79-0 (2005) Author: West, George Declaring legislative support for the continued expansion of Texas' energy generation capacity and its leading role in energy generation through the development of liquefied natural gas receiving terminals in the state. House: Energy Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Referred to Natural Resources
HCR 100 79-0 (2005) Author: Guillen, Ryan Requesting the U.S. secretary of state and the International Boundary and Water Commission to require Mexico to fully repay its Rio Grande/Rio Bravo water debt to the United States. House: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
HCR 101 79-0 (2005) Author: Veasey, Marc Memorializing the 109th Congress to pass HR40 establishing a commission to study reparations proposals for African Americans. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HCR 103 79-0 (2005) Author: Villarreal, Mike Directing the Texas Health and Human Services Commission to conduct a study to determine the feasibility of adopting match agreements between the commission and local mental health authorities to maximize the state's contributions for federal matching funds to provide mental health community services under the Children's Health Insurance Program. House: Public Health Referred to Public Health
HCR 104 79-0 (2005) Author: Jones, Jesse Directing the State Board of Education to examine the institution of slavery and subsequent racial and economic discrimination in the United States and to prepare a standardized history curriculum relating to these issues for use in the public schools. House: Public Education Referred to Public Education
HCR 137 79-0 (2005) Author: Martinez, Armando | et. al. Urging the U.S. Congress to press for NAFTA reforms to provide preference protections for produce grown in South Texas and marketed in the same area. House: Economic Development Committee report sent to Calendars
HCR 138 79-0 (2005) Author: Martinez, Armando
Sponsor: Hinojosa, Juan
Memorializing Congress and the Department of Veterans Affairs to support the veterans of South Texas by building a veterans hospital in Weslaco, Texas. House: Defense Affairs & State-Federal Relations
Senate: Veteran Affairs & Military Installations
Signed by the Governor
HCR 143 79-0 (2005) Author: Burnam, Lon | et. al. Encouraging managers of Texas public pension funds to divest their portfolios of any stock in publicly-traded companies doing business in Sudan. House: Pensions & Investments
Senate: Finance
Referred to Finance
HCR 144 79-0 (2005) Author: Allen, Ray Expressing legislative support for the USA PATRIOT Act. House: Defense Affairs & State-Federal Relations Left pending in committee
HCR 152 79-0 (2005) Author: Olivo, Dora Encouraging the State Board of Education to ensure that public schools teach students about Hispano contributions to the development of Texas and the United States and that all of the state's history and government textbooks include such information. House: Public Education Referred to Public Education
HCR 153 79-0 (2005) Author: Dutton, Jr., Harold V.
Sponsor: West, Royce
Requesting the Texas Legislative Council to schedule a revision of the Family Code during the 2005-2006 interim. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues
Senate: Jurisprudence
Signed by the Governor
HCR 155 79-0 (2005) Author: Chisum, Warren Requesting the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality develop rules to permit and manage dairy-based food production activities. House: State Affairs
Senate: Natural Resources
Referred to Natural Resources
HCR 157 79-0 (2005) Author: Hilderbran, Harvey
Sponsor: Fraser, Troy
Directing the Texas Building and Procurement Commission to have a Texas Youth Commission facility in San Saba County named after John Shero. House: State Affairs Signed by the Governor
HCR 166 79-0 (2005) Author: Chisum, Warren
Sponsor: Staples, Todd
Memorializing congress to increase funding to the fully authorized level and include advance funds for the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program and to pursue a more equitable funding allocation formula for the program. House: Energy Resources Signed by the Governor
HCR 167 79-0 (2005) Author: Flynn, Dan | et. al. Requesting the speaker and lieutenant governor to create a joint interim committee to study the issue of steroid use in Texas public schools. House: Public Education Referred to Public Education
HCR 171 79-0 (2005) Author: Chavez, Norma Memorializing Congress to direct the Federal Railroad Administration, U.S. Department of Transportation, to issue mandatory safety regulations for remote control locomotive operations along the Texas-Mexico border, including prohibitions relating to hazardous materials. House: Transportation Referred to Transportation
HCR 186 79-0 (2005) Author: Eiland, Craig Directing the Texas Education Agency and the State Board of Education to facilitate the offering of high school elective courses on the Bible in Texas public schools. Filed
HCR 193 79-0 (2005) Author: Davis, John | et. al.
Sponsor: Staples, Todd
Supporting Texas' application for a Mental Health Transformation State Incentive Grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. House: Human Services Signed by the Governor
HCR 208 79-0 (2005) Author: Coleman, Garnet | et. al. Encouraging the board of regents of Texas Southern University to name a building, an outdoor plaza, or an interior space of honor on the campus after the Honorable Joe E. Moreno. House: State Affairs Received from the House
HCR 209 79-0 (2005) Author: Allen, Ray Expressing legislative support for the United States of America PATRIOT Act. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HCR 210 79-0 (2005) Author: Frost, Stephen Memorializing the U.S. Congress, in its upcoming base realignment and closure deliberations, to ensure continuation of the Red River Army Depot and the Lone Star Army Ammunition Plant in Bowie County. House: Defense Affairs & State-Federal Relations Referred to Defense Affairs & State-Fed Rel
HCR 212 79-0 (2005) Author: Nixon, Joe Memorializing Congress not to override or preempt Texas' recent asbestos legislation. House: Civil Practices Referred to Civil Practices
HJR 84 79-0 (2005) Author: Allen, Alma Post-ratifying Amendment XXIV to the Constitution of the United States prohibiting the denial or abridgment of the right to vote for failure to pay any poll tax or other tax. House: Elections Left pending in committee
HR 106 79-0 (2005) Author: Giddings, Helen | et. al. Memorializing Congress to posthumously bestow the Congressional Medal of Honor upon Doris "Dorie" Miller and to request the U.S. Postal Service to issue a commemorative postage stamp to honor Miller. House: Rules & Resolutions Reported enrolled
HR 257 79-0 (2005) Author: Villarreal, Mike | et. al. Requesting the speaker to provide for an interim house study to explore how public health and medical care can be more effectively delivered through regional planning. House: Public Health Committee report sent to Calendars
HR 288 79-0 (2005) Author: Van Arsdale, Corbin | et. al. Encouraging the president of the United States to enact a free trade agreement between the United States and Taiwan. House: Border & International Affairs Reported enrolled
HR 570 79-0 (2005) Author: Bonnen, Dennis Memorializing congress to express its commitment to clean air and economic development by passing the Clear Skies Act of 2005. House: Environmental Regulation Referred to Environmental Regulation
HR 1242 79-0 (2005) Author: Edwards, Al Directing the Office of the Attorney General of Texas to conduct a study to ensure that high gasoline prices in Texas are not the result of consumer fraud and to provide information to help Texas consumers find the lowest possible price for gasoline in their community. House: Ways & Means Reported enrolled
HR 1300 79-0 (2005) Author: Giddings, Helen Memorializing Congress to enact legislation relating to the assessment of penalties by a financial institution for an insufficient funds check. House: Business & Industry Reported enrolled
HR 1431 79-0 (2005) Author: Dunnam, Jim Opposing any proposal to close the Waco Veterans Affairs Hospital. House: Defense Affairs & State-Federal Relations Reported enrolled
HR 1593 79-0 (2005) Author: Keffer, Jim Directing law enforcement agencies in this state to enforce laws prohibiting illegal use of anabolic steroids by public school students engaged in extracurricular activities. House: State Affairs Reported enrolled
HR 1628 79-0 (2005) Author: Eiland, Craig Directing the Texas Education Agency and the State Board of Education to facilitate the offering of high school elective courses on the Bible in Texas public schools. House: Rules & Resolutions Referred to Rules & Resolutions
HR 2010 79-0 (2005) Author: Edwards, Al Requesting the Texas Education Agency to determine whether overly sexually suggestive performances are occurring at school-sponsored events. Reported enrolled
HR 2068 79-0 (2005) Author: Chavez, Norma Urging Governor Rick Perry to oppose the plans of the Minuteman Project. Filed
HR 2194 79-0 (2005) Author: Keffer, Jim Directing the Brazos River Authority to work with the leaseholders and residents of Possum Kingdom Lake Community. Reported enrolled
HR 2219 79-0 (2005) Author: Chisum, Warren Expressing findings of the House of Representatives regarding cooperative agreements between the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality and local governments under the Texas Clean Air Act. Reported enrolled
HR 2231 79-0 (2005) Author: Alonzo, Roberto Expressing legislative intent that the University of North Texas establish a Center for Mexican-American Studies. Reported enrolled
HR 2233 79-0 (2005) Author: Alonzo, Roberto Expressing legislative intent that the University of North Texas establish a Center for Mexican-American Studies. Reported enrolled
HR 2240 79-0 (2005) Author: Chisum, Warren Urging the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality to adopt rules providing a balanced approach to the permitting of in-situ uranium mining and limiting contested case hearings regarding permitted mining areas to those seeking a less environmentally protective standard. Filed
HR 2245 79-0 (2005) Author: Alonzo, Roberto Expressing intent concerning a salary career ladder for parole officers. Filed
HR 2281 79-0 (2005) Author: Menendez, Jose Urging the reversal of the recommendation to close the Wilford Hall Medical Center at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio. Reported enrolled
HR 2302 79-0 (2005) Author: Giddings, Helen Urging Texas community colleges to offer an associate's degree with an emphasis on African American/Black Studies. Filed
SCR 1 79-0 (2005) Author: Madla, Frank Requesting the lieutenant governor and speaker of the house of representatives to create a joint committee to conduct a study regarding the use of mandatory assessment instruments in public education. Senate: Education Referred to Education
SCR 2 79-0 (2005) Author: Staples, Todd
Sponsor: Berman, Leo
Memorializing Congress to enact legislation to provide for federal deployment of the Strategic National Stockpile within Mexico to protect United States border states. House: Defense Affairs & State-Federal Relations
Senate: Transportation & Homeland Security
Signed by the Governor
SCR 5 79-0 (2005) Author: Gallegos, Jr., Mario Memorializing Congress to repeal the Government Pension Offset provision and the Windfall Elimination Provision of the Social Security Act. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SCR 6 79-0 (2005) Author: Fraser, Troy
Sponsor: West, George
Memoralizing Congress to establish a domestic energy policy to ensure an adequate supply of natural gas, the appropriate infrastructure, promote greater energy efficiency, and open new areas for environmentally responsible natural gas production. House: Energy Resources
Senate: Business & Commerce
Signed by the Governor
SCR 7 79-0 (2005) Author: Duncan, Robert Urging the Supreme Court of Texas and the Court of Criminal Appeals of Texas to adopt rules providing for the random assignment to courts of appeals of cases pending or on appeal from counties with overlapping appellate jurisdictions and adopt rules determining the court of appeals precedent applicable in such randomly assigned cases. House: Judiciary
Senate: Jurisprudence
Referred to Judiciary
SCR 10 79-0 (2005) Author: Staples, Todd Memorializing congress to include Texas' transportation priorities in legislation to reauthorize TEA-21. House: Transportation
Senate: Transportation & Homeland Security
Referred to Transportation
SCR 11 79-0 (2005) Author: Hinojosa, Juan Giving legislative authorization to a Vietnam War monument for the Capitol grounds, subject to state law and rules of the State Preservation Board. Senate: Administration Referred to Administration
SCR 13 79-0 (2005) Author: Madla, Frank Directing the TDHCA's Office of Colonia Initiatives and ORCA to assess the status and needs of non-border colonias. Senate: Intergovernmental Relations Referred to Intergovernmental Relations
SCR 15 79-0 (2005) Author: Janek, Kyle | et. al.
Sponsor: Eiland, Craig
Requesting the Texas Department of Transportation to designate the new causeway bridge connecting Galveston Island and the Texas mainland as the Purple Heart Memorial Bridge. House: State Affairs
Senate: Transportation & Homeland Security
Returned to Local & Consent Calendars Comm.
SCR 18 79-0 (2005) Author: Madla, Frank | et. al.
Sponsor: Casteel, Carter
Memorializing Congress to enact legislation to provide funding to support the protection and growth of the Texas wine industry. House: Agriculture & Livestock
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Signed by the Governor
SCR 19 79-0 (2005) Author: Madla, Frank | et. al.
Sponsor: Casteel, Carter
Requesting the Texas Wine Marketing Research Institute at Texas Tech University to include in its data collection comparisons of the economic impacts of the states in the wine industry. House: Higher Education
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Signed by the Governor
SCR 21 79-0 (2005) Author: Barrientos, Gonzalo | et. al.
Sponsor: Rodriguez, Eddie
Authorizing the naming of the natatorium at the Texas School for the Deaf in Austin for LeRoy Colombo. House: State Affairs
Senate: Health & Human Services
Signed by the Governor
SCR 23 79-0 (2005) Author: Williams, Tommy | et. al. Memorializing congress to permanently repeal the federal death tax in 2005. Senate: Finance Referred to Finance
SCR 24 79-0 (2005) Author: West, Royce | et. al. Memorializing Congress to support federal efforts to simplify the Free Application for Federal Student Aid and to support legislation requiring a new formula for distributing federal campus-based funds among institutions. Senate: Education No action taken in committee
SCR 27 79-0 (2005) Author: West, Royce | et. al.
Sponsor: Branch, Dan
Memorializing Congress to eliminate current caps on funded Medicare resident training slots and related limits on costs per resident used to determine Medicare graduate medical education reimbursement payments. House: Higher Education
Senate: Education
Signed by the Governor
SCR 29 79-0 (2005) Author: Ellis, Rodney Encouraging managers of Texas public pension funds to divest their portfolios of any stock in publicly-traded companies doing business in Sudan. Senate: Finance Referred to Finance
SCR 30 79-0 (2005) Author: Lucio, Jr., Eddie | et. al.
Sponsor: Chavez, Norma
Urging the State of Texas to continue to pursue increased trade with Mexico and to develop a plan with Mexico to mitigate delays at border crossings. House: Border & International Affairs
Senate: International Relations & Trade
Signed by the Governor
SCR 32 79-0 (2005) Author: Averitt, Kip Opposing any proposal to close the Waco Veterans Affairs Hospital and urging Texans and veterans to express their support for the hospital and its retention. Senate: Veteran Affairs & Military Installations Referred to Veteran Affairs & Military Instal
SCR 34 79-0 (2005) Author: Shapleigh, Eliot Memorializing Congress to recognize the Lipan Apache Band of Texas as a federally acknowledged Indian tribe. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SCR 35 79-0 (2005) Author: Lucio, Jr., Eddie Encouraging the State Board of Education to ensure that public schools teach students about Hispano contributions to the development of Texas and the United States and that all of the state's history and government textbooks include such information. Senate: Education Referred to Education
SCR 37 79-0 (2005) Author: Staples, Todd Supporting Texas' application for a Mental Health Transformation State Incentive Grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Senate: Health & Human Services Received from the Senate
SCR 38 79-0 (2005) Author: West, Royce Memorializing the United States Congress to reaffirm its commitment to protecting the rights of minorities by reauthorizing Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act in 2007. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SR 255 79-0 (2005) Author: Armbrister, Kenneth Urging Congress to express its commitment to the public and economic health and development of Texas by passing the Clear Skies Act of 2005. Senate: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
SR 714 79-0 (2005) Author: Averitt, Kip Opposing any proposal to close the Waco Veterans Affairs Hospital and urging concerned Texans and veterans to express their support of the hospital and its retention. Reported enrolled
SR 720 79-0 (2005) Author: Armbrister, Kenneth Encouraging the President of the United States to enact a free trade agreement between the United States and Taiwan. Reported enrolled
SR 880 79-0 (2005) Author: Janek, Kyle Directing the Texas Education Agency and the State Board of Education to facilitate the offering of high school elective courses on the Bible in Texas public schools. Senate: Education Referred to Education
SR 970 79-0 (2005) Author: Hinojosa, Juan | et. al. Urging Governor Rick Perry to oppose the plans of the Minuteman Project to begin patrolling the Texas-Mexico border. Senate: Intergovernmental Relations Left pending in committee
SR 1081 79-0 (2005) Author: Estes, Craig Directing the Brazos River Authority to work with the leaseholders and residents of Possum Kingdom Lake Community on the future direction of the area Vote recorded in Journal
HCR 18 79-1 (2005) Author: Dutton, Jr., Harold V. Requesting the lieutenant governor and speaker of the house of representatives to create a select committee on education to conduct an interim study on the creation, consolidation, and abolition of school districts in Texas. House: Public Education Referred to Public Education
HCR 26 79-1 (2005) Author: Raymond, Richard Memorializing the United States Congress not to privatize the social security program. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HR 200 79-1 (2005) Author: Giddings, Helen | et. al. Urging Texas community colleges to offer an associate's degree with an emphasis on African American/Black Studies. House: Higher Education Referred to Higher Education
HR 307 79-1 (2005) Author: Edwards, Al Requesting the Texas comptroller of public accounts to notify convenience stores regarding items that are exempt from state sales tax. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
SR 128 79-1 (2005) Author: Staples, Todd Expressing the Texas Senate's recognition of Fastrill Reservoir as a valuable component of the State of Texas water conservation plan. Filed
HCR 11 79-2 (2005) Author: Raymond, Richard Memorializing the United States Congress not to privatize the social security program. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HCR 15 79-2 (2005) Author: Corte, Jr., Frank | et. al.
Sponsor: Estes, Craig
Urging the 109th Congress to honor veterans' tremendous sacrifice for this country by supporting the American Veterans Home Ownership Act of 2005. House: Defense Affairs & State-Federal Relations Signed by the Governor
HR 68 79-2 (2005) Author: Chavez, Norma Urging Governor Rick Perry to oppose the plans of the Minuteman Project to come to Texas and to ask Minuteman Project representatives not to begin patrols of the Texas border with Mexico. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HR 143 79-2 (2005) Author: Deshotel, Joe Honoring the East Texas Choctaw Tribe. Reported enrolled
HR 178 79-2 (2005) Author: Olivo, Dora | et. al. Urging Governor Rick Perry to oppose the plans of the Minuteman Project to come to Texas. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HR 188 79-2 (2005) Author: Alonzo, Roberto Urging Congress to enact the bipartisan Secure America and Orderly Immigration Act. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SR 6 79-2 (2005) Author: Staples, Todd Expressing the Texas Senate's recognition that Fastrill Reservoir is a valuable component of the State of Texas' water conservation plan. Reported enrolled
HCR 12 79-3 (2006) Author: Flores, Kino
Sponsor: Gallegos, Jr., Mario
Approving the use of all types of public funding to complete the construction of a statue, monument, or exhibit on the Capitol grounds honoring contributions of Tejanos. Signed by the Governor
HCR 24 79-3 (2006) Author: Dutton, Jr., Harold V. Requesting The University of Texas at Austin to lead a study by several Texas public universities to examine how young black males in Texas are affected by the benefits and detriments of living in Texas. House: Higher Education Referred to Higher Education
HCR 28 79-3 (2006) Author: Davis, Yvonne Expressing support for a bill of rights for the poor. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HCR 30 79-3 (2006) Author: Hopson, Chuck | et. al. Urging Congress to pass meaningful immigration reform legislation. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HCR 36 79-3 (2006) Author: Menendez, Jose Urging the U.S. Congress to take measures to lower gasoline prices and reduce national energy consumption. House: Energy Resources Referred to Energy Resources
HR 341 79-3 (2006) Author: Naishtat, Elliott Expressing support for the immediate intervention in the crisis in Darfur, Sudan, by the United States and United Nations. House: State Affairs Committee report sent to Calendars
HR 443 79-3 (2006) Author: Cook, Byron Directing the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department to assist the local and state advisory committees in every way possible to provide for the timely development of a plan that will allow successful continuation of the Texas State Railroad as a moving museum through efficiency and proper utilization of public and private resources. House: Appropriations Reported enrolled
HR 445 79-3 (2006) Author: Crabb, Joe | et. al. Expressing support for the enforcement of current immigration laws. House: State Affairs Committee report sent to Calendars
HR 509 79-3 (2006) Author: Thompson, Senfronia Expressing the Texas House of Representatives' support for the American Stroke Association's "Power to End Stroke" campaign. Reported enrolled
HR 679 79-3 (2006) Author: Uresti, Carlos Recognizing The Boeing Company for its contributions to KellyUSA, the City of San Antonio, and the State of Texas and urging the United States Air Force to continue aircraft maintenance programs currently performed at KellyUSA. Reported enrolled
HR 751 79-3 (2006) Author: Merritt, Tommy Expressing support for President George W. Bush's comprehensive immigration reform plan. Filed
SCR 3 79-3 (2006) Author: Janek, Kyle | et. al. Requesting the Texas Department of Transportation to designate the new causeway bridge connecting Galveston Island and the Texas mainland as the Purple Heart Memorial Bridge. Senate: Transportation & Homeland Security Referred to Transportation & Homeland Sec.
SCR 9 79-3 (2006) Author: Staples, Todd | et. al.
Sponsor: Farabee, David
Memorializing Congress to permanently extend the federal income tax deductibility of state and local sales taxes. Received from the Senate
SR 59 79-3 (2006) Author: Wentworth, Jeff | et. al. Granting permission to the YMCA Youth and Government Program to use the Chamber of the Texas Senate, auditorium, and committee rooms in the State Capitol, John H. Reagan Building, and other Capitol Complex facilities on February 1-4, 2007, and January 31-February 3, 2008. Reported enrolled
SR 126 79-3 (2006) Author: Staples, Todd Directing the Parks and Wildlife Department to assist local and state advisory committees to provide a plan for continuation of the Texas State Railroad. Read & adopted
SR 181 79-3 (2006) Author: Shapleigh, Eliot | et. al. Expressing support for the immediate intervention in the crisis in Darfur, Sudan, by the United States and United Nations. Read & adopted
HCR 1 78-0 (2003) Author: Eiland, Craig Memorializing the California governor, legislature, and health agency to repeal emergency regulations that restrict the sale in California of raw oysters from Texas and four other Gulf Coast states. House: Public Health Referred to Public Health
HCR 4 78-0 (2003) Author: Solis, Jim Directing the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board to reflect certain factors in its basic formula funding recommendations. Senate: Education Referred to s/c on Higher Education
HCR 11 78-0 (2003) Author: Corte, Frank Memorializing the congress to pursue research to quantify health risks and develop uniform exposure guidelines applicable to molds and mold aggregations that contribute to "sick buildings." House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
HCR 13 78-0 (2003) Author: West, George | et. al.
Sponsor: Shapiro, Florence
Urging congress to enact the Protect Children From E-Mail Smut Act of 2001. House: State Affairs
Senate: State Affairs
Signed by the Governor
HCR 14 78-0 (2003) Author: West, George | et. al.
Sponsor: Shapiro, Florence
Urging congress to enact the Child Modeling Exploitation Prevention Act of 2002. House: State Affairs
Senate: State Affairs
Signed by the Governor
HCR 15 78-0 (2003) Author: Woolley, Beverly | et. al.
Sponsor: Janek, Kyle
Directing the State Board of Education to consider including personal finance knowledge among the essential knowledge and skills in the required public school curriculum. House: Public Education
Senate: Education
Signed by the Governor
HCR 17 78-0 (2003) Author: Berman, Leo | et. al. Memorializing congress to repeal the Government Pension Offset enacted in 1977. House: Pensions & Investments Committee report sent to Calendars
HCR 19 78-0 (2003) Author: Dutton, Jr., Harold V. Requesting the lieutenant governor and speaker of the house of representatives to create a joint interim committee to study the dropout rate in grades 9-12. House: Public Education Referred to Public Education
HCR 20 78-0 (2003) Author: Chisum, Warren
Sponsor: Armbrister, Kenneth
Commemorating the 40th anniversary of the agreement between the State of Texas and the AEC. House: Rules & Resolutions Signed by the Governor
HCR 28 78-0 (2003) Author: Lewis, Glenn Memorializing the 108th Congress to pass HR40 establishing a commission to study reparations proposals for African Americans. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
HCR 44 78-0 (2003) Author: Cook, Robert Urging Congress to recognize the impact of proposed Medicare fee reductions by passing H.J.R. 3 and to update the physician Medicare payment formula. House: Public Health Referred to Public Health
HCR 56 78-0 (2003) Author: Delisi, Dianne
Sponsor: Nelson, Jane
Urging the secretary of the United States Department of Health and Human Services to authorize any section 1115 demonstration waivers. House: State Health Care Expenditures, Select
Senate: Health & Human Services
Signed by the Governor
HCR 59 78-0 (2003) Author: Chavez, Norma | et. al.
Sponsor: Shapleigh, Eliot
Requesting that the Federal Bureau of Investigation be directly involved in assisting the Mexican law enforcement authorities in their investigation of the brutal murders of women in Juarez, Mexico. House: Border and International Affairs
Senate: International Relations and Trade
Signed by the Governor
HCR 68 78-0 (2003) Author: Taylor, Larry Memorializing Congress to support efforts to build and deploy a national missile defense system as rapidly as possible. House: Defense Affairs and State-Federal Relations No action taken in committee
HCR 69 78-0 (2003) Author: Taylor, Larry Memorializing Congress to support and pass President Bush's 2002 Economic Growth and Tax Relief Plan. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
HCR 70 78-0 (2003) Author: Taylor, Larry Memorializing Congress to pass legislation immediately and permanently repealing the death tax. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HCR 73 78-0 (2003) Author: Griggs, Bob
Sponsor: Nelson, Jane
Directing the Texas Education Agency and the State Board of Education to adopt and promote a virtues education program. House: Public Education
Senate: Education
Signed by the Governor
HCR 75 78-0 (2003) Author: Eissler, Rob | et. al. Memorializing the U.S. Congress to support President Bush's policies of war on terrorism, homeland security, and disarmament action against Iraq. House: Defense Affairs and State-Federal Relations
Senate: State Affairs
Referred to State Affairs
HCR 81 78-0 (2003) Author: Capelo, Jaime Reaffirming legislative intent that the tobacco settlement money available each fiscal year be used to fully fund Texas' Children's Health Insurance Program. House: Public Health Left pending in committee
HCR 82 78-0 (2003) Author: Campbell, Scott | et. al.
Sponsor: Barrientos, Gonzalo
Memorializing Congress to increase Texas' share of revenue from the federal fuel tax to 95 percent. House: Transportation
Senate: Infrastructure Development and Security
Signed by the Governor
HCR 90 78-0 (2003) Author: Eissler, Rob
Sponsor: Staples, Todd
Memorializing congress to expand the medical savings account program to allow states to design such programs for their employees. House: Insurance
Senate: State Affairs
Signed by the Governor
HCR 91 78-0 (2003) Author: Thompson, Senfronia Directing the Legislative Budget Board to study establishing a Family Temporary Disability Insurance and Leave Program modeled upon California law. House: Business & Industry Left pending in committee
HCR 93 78-0 (2003) Author: Dutton, Jr., Harold V. Memorializing Congress to request that U.S. Department of Justice investigate the Houston Police Department Crime Laboratory and review past criminal cases. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
HCR 94 78-0 (2003) Author: Guillen, Ryan Encouraging the Texas Workforce Commission and the Texas Department on Aging to establish a memorandum of understanding and a process to promote local partnerships relevant to a coordinated delivery of support services to older workforce development participants. House: Economic Development Referred to Economic Development
HCR 95 78-0 (2003) Author: Coleman, Garnet Directing the Texas Department of Transportation to expand the Green Ribbon Project to enhance the appearance of public highways in urban areas throughout the state. House: Transportation Left pending in committee
HCR 97 78-0 (2003) Author: Driver, Joe Requesting the lieutenant governor and the speaker of the house create an interim committee to conduct a study on the compensation and benefits paid to persons employed by the state as peace officers. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HCR 100 78-0 (2003) Author: Capelo, Jaime Directing the Texas Building and Procurement Commission to name the new public health laboratory building for Dr. Jesse Vernal Irons. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HCR 101 78-0 (2003) Author: Capelo, Jaime
Sponsor: Van de Putte, Leticia
Requesting that Congress enact a Medicare prescription drug benefit. House: Public Health
Senate: Veteran Affairs & Military Installations
Signed by the Governor
HCR 103 78-0 (2003) Author: Eiland, Craig | et. al.
Sponsor: Jackson, Mike
Memorializing the United States government to improve the enforcement of food import restrictions on seafood imports. House: Public Health
Senate: Health & Human Services
Signed by the Governor
HCR 125 78-0 (2003) Author: Jones, Jesse
Sponsor: Carona, John
Directing the Texas Department on Aging to lead a partnership of state agencies in support of a web, print, and phone-based information system for older Texans. House: Human Services
Senate: Health & Human Services
Sent to the Governor
HCR 151 78-0 (2003) Author: Chavez, Norma
Sponsor: Lucio, Jr., Eddie
Urging Congress to reinstate funding for the Community Adjustment and Investment Program. House: Border and International Affairs
Senate: International Relations and Trade
Sent to the Governor
HCR 154 78-0 (2003) Author: Lewis, Glenn Directing the State Preservation Board to place a bust of the Honorable Doyle Willis in the extension wing of the Capitol. House: State Affairs Reported favorably w/o amendment(s)
HCR 156 78-0 (2003) Author: Noriega, Rick | et. al.
Sponsor: Van de Putte, Leticia
Memorializing congress to enact the Citizenship For America's Troops Act to allow citizenship through service in the U.S. Armed Forces. House: Defense Affairs and State-Federal Relations
Senate: Veteran Affairs & Military Installations
Signed by the Governor
HCR 158 78-0 (2003) Author: Chavez, Norma | et. al. Urging Congress to enact legislation to designate March 31 as a national holiday honoring Cesar Chavez. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HCR 161 78-0 (2003) Author: Isett, Carl
Sponsor: Van de Putte, Leticia
Urging congress to change veterans' mortgage bonds to cover all veterans who have served on active duty. House: Defense Affairs and State-Federal Relations
Senate: Veteran Affairs & Military Installations
Signed by the Governor
HCR 186 78-0 (2003) Author: Gallego, Pete
Sponsor: Madla, Frank
Expressing support and encouragement for the reopening of the bridge and border crossing at La Linda to accommodate trade and tourism between Texas and Coahuila, Mexico. House: Border and International Affairs
Senate: International Relations and Trade
Signed by the Governor
HCR 194 78-0 (2003) Author: Miller, Sid | et. al. Memorializing congress to limit the appellate jurisdiction of the federal courts regarding the recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance in public schools. House: State Affairs
Senate: State Affairs
Referred to State Affairs
HCR 199 78-0 (2003) Author: Gutierrez, Roberto
Sponsor: Van de Putte, Leticia
Requesting that congress enact legislation to define the political status options available to U.S. citizens of Puerto Rico. House: State Affairs
Senate: Veteran Affairs & Military Installations
Committee report printed and distributed
HCR 204 78-0 (2003) Author: Chavez, Norma
Sponsor: Lucio, Jr., Eddie
Urging Congress to reinstate funding for the EPA Border Fund to $75 million for fiscal year 2004. House: Border and International Affairs
Senate: International Relations and Trade
Signed by the Governor
HCR 206 78-0 (2003) Author: Bonnen, Dennis | et. al.
Sponsor: Armbrister, Kenneth
Directing the TCEQ to implement changes adopted by EPA in 2002 relating to the review of sources of air contaminants. House: Environmental Regulation
Senate: Natural Resources
Committee report printed and distributed
HCR 208 78-0 (2003) Author: Gallego, Pete Requesting congress to direct the National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior, to acquire concurrent legislative jurisdiction for Big Bend National Park and the Rio Grande Wild and Scenic River. House: State Cultural and Recreational Resources Received from the House
HCR 218 78-0 (2003) Author: Chavez, Norma Memorializing congress to urge the EPA to redesignate El Paso from a nonattainment area to an attainment area. House: Environmental Regulation Received from the House
HCR 233 78-0 (2003) Author: Raymond, Richard Expressing legislative support for the IQPP and QSEAL certification programs that ensure the best possible plasma treatment. House: Public Health Referred to Public Health
HCR 245 78-0 (2003) Author: Hilderbran, Harvey Addressing issues relative to small community water systems that face exceptional physical or financial circumstances in attempting to comply with federal Safe Drinking Water Act requirements relating to naturally occurring materials. House: Environmental Regulation Received from the House
HCR 246 78-0 (2003) Author: Hilderbran, Harvey Memorializing the U.S. congress to provide funding or statutory relief relating to naturally occurring materials and associated regulatory effects on small community water systems. House: Environmental Regulation Received from the House
HCR 247 78-0 (2003) Author: Delisi, Dianne Memorializing the congress of the United States to modify the Federal Internal Revenue Code to allow retirees to pay for health care costs on a pre-tax basis. House: State Health Care Expenditures, Select Received from the House
HCR 252 78-0 (2003) Author: Corte, Frank
Sponsor: Van de Putte, Leticia
Calling a joint session of the legislature to honor all Texans killed during Operation Iraqi Freedom. House: House Administration
Senate: State Affairs
Signed by the Governor
HCR 254 78-0 (2003) Author: Wong, Martha
Sponsor: Gallegos, Jr., Mario
Recognizing the Museum of American Music History-Texas as the official Texas Museum of American Music History. Senate: Administration Removed from local & uncontested calendar
HCR 256 78-0 (2003) Author: Kuempel, Edmund
Sponsor: Armbrister, Kenneth
Directing the White-tailed Deer Advisory Committee to address how habitat relates to the ecological diversity of the state and to study the role of the wildlife biologist in the development of management plans and in the utilization of suitable management practices, including population goals and control, yearly census data, supplemental feeding and food plots, and genetic management. House: State Cultural and Recreational Resources Signed by the Governor
HCR 259 78-0 (2003) Author: Chavez, Norma Expressing legislative support for Taiwan, Republic of China, in its bid to obtain observer status in the World Health Organization. House: Border and International Affairs Referred to Border and International Affairs
HCR 280 78-0 (2003) Author: Hamric, Peggy
Sponsor: Harris, Chris
Authorizing the lieutenant governor and the speaker to appoint interim joint committees. Signed by the Governor
HCR 287 78-0 (2003) Author: Gallego, Pete Extending appreciation to State Representative Paul C. Moreno for his devotion to public service and encouraging the State Building and Procurement Commission to name the state office building in El Paso the Paul C. Moreno State Office Building. Filed
HR 107 78-0 (2003) Author: Bonnen, Dennis Recognizing that the ancient Macedonians are Hellenes and that the inhabitants of the northern province of Greece, Macedonia, are their Hellenic descendants. House: Border and International Affairs Referred to Border and International Affairs
HR 308 78-0 (2003) Author: Wilson, Ron Censuring the Fort Worth ISD for suspending Terry Carter. House: Public Education Left pending in committee
HR 501 78-0 (2003) Author: Chavez, Norma Directing the House Committee on Higher Education to conduct a study of the calculation of student grade point averages at public colleges and universities and of additional and modest fees that may be assessed on students who retake certain classes. House: Higher Education Referred to Higher Education
HR 502 78-0 (2003) Author: Alonzo, Roberto Requesting the President of the United States to recognize that Texas and nearly every other state is in fiscal crisis and that cutting services and funding to the states should be a last resort. House: State Health Care Expenditures, Select Left pending in committee
HR 526 78-0 (2003) Author: Elkins, Gary Relating to a U.S. constitutional amendment to prohibit courts from mandating states or political subdivisions to levy or increase taxes. House: State Affairs Reported enrolled
HR 559 78-0 (2003) Author: Dutton, Jr., Harold V. Recognizing March 25, 2003, as a "Day of Innocence" in Texas. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
HR 576 78-0 (2003) Author: McClendon, Ruth Expressing support for U.S. troops in Iraq. Reported enrolled
HR 593 78-0 (2003) Author: Goolsby, Tony Requesting TxDOT to designate the pedestrian walkway that crosses IH-635 and connects the city of Farmers Branch to the city of Dallas as the Joe Ratcliff Walkway. Reported enrolled
HR 966 78-0 (2003) Author: Wilson, Ron Requesting that a portrait of the Honorable Irma Rangel be placed on display in the house chamber. House: House Administration Referred to House Administration
HR 1079 78-0 (2003) Author: Cook, Robert | et. al. Expressing support for a Texas pilot program to revise rice commodity incentives under the federal farm program. House: Agriculture & Livestock Reported enrolled
HR 1100 78-0 (2003) Author: Bohac, Dwayne Encouraging the City of Houston to redevelop Long Point Road. House: Civil Practices Referred to Civil Practices
HR 1271 78-0 (2003) Author: Gallego, Pete | et. al. Directing the House Administration Committee to hang a portrait of the Honorable Irma Rangel in the house chamber. House: House Administration Referred to House Administration
HR 1295 78-0 (2003) Author: Bohac, Dwayne Encouraging the City of Houston to redevelop Long Point Road. Reported enrolled
SCR 1 78-0 (2003) Author: Estes, Craig | et. al.
Sponsor: Wilson, Ron
Memorializing Congress to restore the federal income tax deductibility of state and local sales taxes. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Finance
Signed by the Governor
SCR 7 78-0 (2003) Author: Shapleigh, Eliot | et. al. Requesting that the Federal Bureau of Investigation be directly involved in assisting the Mexican law enforcement authorities in their investigation of the brutal murders of women in Juarez, Mexico. Senate: International Relations and Trade Co-author authorized
SCR 8 78-0 (2003) Author: Carona, John Directing the Texas Department of Mental Health and Mental Retardation and the Texas Commission on Alcohol and Drug Abuse to continue the NorthSTAR initiative in Dallas and surrounding counties. Senate: Health & Human Services Referred to Health & Human Services
SCR 10 78-0 (2003) Author: Deuell, Bob Memorializing Congress to repeal the Government Pension Offset enacted in 1977. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SCR 12 78-0 (2003) Author: Shapiro, Florence
Sponsor: Morrison, Geanie
Urging public and private institutions of higher education in the State of Texas to adopt service learning as an important pedagogical tool and a central form of engagement, civic outreach, and citizenship education. House: Higher Education Signed by the Governor
SCR 13 78-0 (2003) Author: Shapleigh, Eliot Urging the Congress and the Texas delegation to support continued enforcement of Title IX. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SCR 14 78-0 (2003) Author: Shapleigh, Eliot
Sponsor: Capelo, Jaime | et. al.
Memorializing Congress to take actions to improve access to childhood vaccines. House: Public Health
Senate: Health & Human Services
Comm. report sent to Local & Consent Calendar
SCR 18 78-0 (2003) Author: Barrientos, Gonzalo
Sponsor: Naishtat, Elliott
Authorizing the burial of Steven Leslie Martin in the State Cemetery. Signed by the Governor
SCR 19 78-0 (2003) Author: Barrientos, Gonzalo | et. al. Requesting the lieutenant governor and the speaker of the house create an interim committee to conduct a study on the compensation and benefits paid to persons employed by the state as peace officers. Senate: Administration Co-author authorized
SCR 20 78-0 (2003) Author: Shapleigh, Eliot
Sponsor: Chavez, Norma
Memorializing Congress to fund one-stop border vehicle inspection facilities. House: Border and International Affairs
Senate: International Relations and Trade
Sent to the Governor
SCR 21 78-0 (2003) Author: Shapleigh, Eliot | et. al.
Sponsor: Chavez, Norma
Memorializing Congress to require the United States-Mexico Border Health Commission to coordinate a benchmark health study of each of the adjoining states. House: Border and International Affairs
Senate: International Relations and Trade
Signed by the Governor
SCR 24 78-0 (2003) Author: Jackson, Mike Directing the Texas Building and Procurement Commission to name the new public health laboratory building for Dr. Jesse Vernal Irons. House: State Affairs
Senate: State Affairs
Referred to State Affairs
SCR 25 78-0 (2003) Author: Jackson, Mike Memorializing the United States government to improve the enforcement of food import restrictions on seafood imports. Senate: Health & Human Services Committee report printed and distributed
SCR 27 78-0 (2003) Author: Madla, Frank
Sponsor: Smithee, John
Requesting that the Texas Legislative Council schedule a revision of the Alcoholic Beverage Code during the next interim. House: Licensing & Administrative Procedures
Senate: Government Organization
Referred to Licensing & Admin. Procedures
SCR 29 78-0 (2003) Author: Staples, Todd Expressing legislative support for the posting and displaying of our nation's motto in state offices and agencies, local government offices, and school districts. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SCR 30 78-0 (2003) Author: Ellis, Rodney Memorializing Congress to request that the Department of Justice investigate the Houston Police Department Crime Laboratory and review past criminal cases. Senate: Criminal Justice Referred to Criminal Justice
SCR 32 78-0 (2003) Author: Barrientos, Gonzalo Establishing a special interim committee to study the problem of high school dropouts in Texas. Senate: Education Referred to Education
SCR 35 78-0 (2003) Author: Shapiro, Florence
Sponsor: Nixon, Joe
Resolving that the State of Texas join in the observance of Holocaust Remembrance Day on April 29, 2003. House: Rules & Resolutions Signed by the Governor
SCR 36 78-0 (2003) Author: Hinojosa, Juan Expressing support for the Drug Demand Reduction Advisory Committee's strategy to reduce drug demand in Texas. Senate: Health & Human Services Referred to Health & Human Services
SCR 37 78-0 (2003) Author: Madla, Frank Encouraging the United States and Mexican federal governments to reopen the bridge and border crossing at La Linda, Coahuila, Mexico. House: Border and International Affairs
Senate: International Relations and Trade
Referred to Border and International Affairs
SCR 41 78-0 (2003) Author: Armbrister, Kenneth Directing the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, and Texas Water Development Board to exclude consideration of recreational fishing restrictions in any study of Texas bays and estuaries. House: State Cultural and Recreational Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
No action taken in committee
SCR 42 78-0 (2003) Author: Barrientos, Gonzalo
Sponsor: Naishtat, Elliott
Declaring that all state departments and agencies be closed for a half day, emergency services excepted, beginning at noon on Friday, April 18, 2003. Signed by the Governor
SCR 43 78-0 (2003) Author: Jackson, Mike
Sponsor: Eissler, Rob
Extolling the benefits of space flight and of the importance in maintaining its support to continue the legacy of the space shuttle Columbia and her crew. Signed by the Governor
SCR 48 78-0 (2003) Author: Van de Putte, Leticia | et. al.
Sponsor: Giddings, Helen
Directing the Texas Workers' Compensation Commission to complete a study of prescription drug costs provided under the system, promulgate regulations defining payment methodology, and streamline procedures for claims. House: Business & Industry
Senate: Business & Commerce
Sent to the Governor
SCR 49 78-0 (2003) Author: Lucio, Jr., Eddie
Sponsor: Capelo, Jaime
Requesting the lieutenant governor and the speaker to create a joint interim committee to study issues related to nutrition among Texas public school children. House: Public Health
Senate: Administration
Signed by the Governor
SCR 56 78-0 (2003) Author: Armbrister, Kenneth Directing the White-tailed Deer Advisory Committee to address how habitat relates to the ecological diversity of the state and to study the role of the wildlife biologist in the development of management plans and in the utilization of suitable management practices, including population goals and control, yearly census data, supplemental feeding and food plots, and genetic management. Senate: Natural Resources Received from the Senate
SCR 62 78-0 (2003) Author: Armbrister, Kenneth Relating to the Employees Retirement System health benefits provision. Received from the Senate
SR 373 78-0 (2003) Author: Wentworth, Jeff Memorializing Congress to prohibit federal courts from ordering or instructing any state or political subdivision thereof to levy or increase taxes. Senate: State Affairs Reported enrolled
SR 423 78-0 (2003) Author: Van de Putte, Leticia Encouraging all Texans to recognize June as Menopause Awareness Month in Texas. Again read
SR 658 78-0 (2003) Author: Gallegos, Jr., Mario Recognizing that the ancient Macedonians are Hellenes and that the inhabitants of the northern province of Greece, Macedonia, are their Hellenic descendants. Reported enrolled
SR 677 78-0 (2003) Author: Zaffirini, Judith Encouraging all Texans to observe April 30, 2003, as El Dia de Los Ninos: Celebrating Young Americans. Reported enrolled
SR 706 78-0 (2003) Author: Shapiro, Florence Encouraging public and private institutions of higher education in the State of Texas to adopt service learning as an important pedagogical tool. Reported enrolled
HCR 6 78-1 (2003) Author: Chisum, Warren | et. al. Encouraging the United States congress to adopt a constitutional amendment banning any marriage except a union between a man and a woman. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HCR 9 78-1 (2003) Author: Gallego, Pete Honoring Paul C. Moreno for his public service; directing the Texas Building and Procurement Commission to name the state office building in El Paso the Paul C. Moreno State Office building. Filed
HCR 12 78-1 (2003) Author: Corte, Frank
Sponsor: Ogden, Steve
Memorializing the secretary of the United States Department of Homeland Security to designate a university-based center for homeland security in the State of Texas. House: Defense Affairs and State-Federal Relations
Senate: Infrastructure Development and Security
Signed in the House
HCR 19 78-1 (2003) Author: Chavez, Norma Memorializing Congress to urge the EPA to redesignate El Paso from a nonattainment area to an attainment area. House: Environmental Regulation Referred to Environmental Regulation
HCR 21 78-1 (2003) Author: Smith, Wayne Requesting the State Preservation Board to construct a memorial on Capitol grounds honoring Texans who served our country during the Vietnam War. Filed
HR 24 78-1 (2003) Author: Lewis, Glenn Requesting that the State Preservation Board place a bust of the Honorable Doyle Willis in the extension wing of the Capitol. House: House Administration Referred to House Administration
SCR 2 78-1 (2003) Author: Van de Putte, Leticia
Sponsor: Corte, Frank | et. al.
Authorizing the State Preservation Board to approve and permit the construction of a monument or memorial on the Capitol grounds honoring Texans who served in World War II as part of the armed forces. Signed by the Governor
SCR 3 78-1 (2003) Author: Ogden, Steve Memorializing the secretary of the United States Department of Homeland Security to designate a university-based center for homeland security in the State of Texas. Senate: Infrastructure Development and Security Not again placed on intent calendar
HCR 2 78-2 (2003) Author: Chavez, Norma Memorializing congress to urge the EPA to redesignate El Paso from a nonattainment area to an attainment area. House: Environmental Regulation Referred to Environmental Regulation
HCR 3 78-2 (2003) Author: Chisum, Warren Encouraging the United States Congress to adopt a constitutional amendment banning any marriage except a union between a man and a woman. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HCR 4 78-2 (2003) Author: Corte, Frank | et. al. Memorializing the secretary of the United States Department of Homeland Security to designate a university-based center for homeland security in the State of Texas. Adopted
HR 104 78-2 (2003) Author: Alonzo, Roberto Expressing legislative intent and directing the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board to use funds designated in the General Appropriations Act to promote the certification of teachers of bilingual education, Spanish, and English as a second language. Filed
SCR 1 78-2 (2003) Author: Ogden, Steve Memorializing the secretary of the United States Department of Homeland Security to designate a university-based center for homeland security in the State of Texas. Filed
HCR 1 78-3 (2003) Author: Chavez, Norma Memorializing congress to urge the EPA to redesignate El Paso from a nonattainment area to an attainment area. House: Environmental Regulation
Senate: Natural Resources
Referred to Natural Resources
HCR 2 78-3 (2003) Author: Chisum, Warren Encouraging the United States Congress to adopt a constitutional amendment banning any marriage except a union between a man and a woman. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HCR 8 78-3 (2003) Author: Smith, Wayne | et. al. Giving legislative authorization to a Vietnam War monument for the Capitol grounds, subject to state law and rules of the State Preservation Board. House: House Administration Referred to House Administration
HCR 11 78-3 (2003) Author: Corte, Frank
Sponsor: Ogden, Steve
Urging U.S. Department of Homeland Security to designate a university-based center for homeland security in the State of Texas. Senate: Infrastructure Development and Security Signed by the Governor
HR 43 78-3 (2003) Author: Crabb, Joe | et. al. Including congressional redistricting testimony, debate, remarks, and other information from previous sessions in the legislative history of H.B. 3. House: Redistricting Reported enrolled
HR 105 78-3 (2003) Author: Ellis, Dan | et. al. Expressing support for Chief Justice Roy Moore of Alabama relating to his display of religious principles on government property. House: State Affairs Failed to receive affirmative vote in comm.
HR 111 78-3 (2003) Author: Mabry, John | et. al. Opposing any proposal to close the Waco Veterans Affairs Hospital. Reported enrolled
HR 187 78-3 (2003) Author: Smith, Wayne Encouraging support of the Bayou Bowl. Reported enrolled
SCR 1 78-3 (2003) Author: Ogden, Steve Memorializing the secretary of the United States Department of Homeland Security to designate a university-based center for homeland security in the State of Texas. Filed
SR 53 78-3 (2003) Author: Averitt, Kip Opposing any proposal to close the Waco Veterans Affairs Hospital. Reported enrolled
SR 78 78-3 (2003) Author: Whitmire, John Recognizing the week of October 12 through 18, 2003, as Healthcare Quality Week and urging citizens to support healthcare professionals. Reported enrolled
SR 113 78-3 (2003) Author: Williams, Tommy Recognizing the importance of the Bayou Bowl to the state. Reported enrolled
HCR 1 78-4 (2003) Author: Van Arsdale, Corbin Memorializing the Congress of the United States to enact legislation proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States relating to marriage. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues Referred to Juvenile Justice & Family Issues
HCR 7 78-4 (2003) Author: Smith, Wayne | et. al. Giving legislative authorization to a Vietnam War monument for the Capitol grounds, subject to state law and rules of the State Preservation Board. House: House Administration Referred to House Administration
HCR 11 78-4 (2003) Author: Chisum, Warren | et. al. Memorializing Congress to increase funding and include advance funds for the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program and to pursue a more equitable funding allocation formula for the program. House: Energy Resources Committee report sent to Calendars
HCR 14 78-4 (2003) Author: Stick, Jack Approving and authorizing a renaming of the State Insurance Building as the John G. Tower State Office Building. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HR 143 78-4 (2003) Author: Wong, Martha Expressing support for international education as an essential component of modern education. House: Rules & Resolutions Reported enrolled
HR 206 78-4 (2003) Author: Garza, Timoteo Designating the "El Camino Real Travel Trail" for House District 80 and Middle Rio Grande Development Council counties. House: Rules & Resolutions Reported enrolled
SCR 4 78-4 (2003) Author: Armbrister, Kenneth Urging the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to expeditiously consider, approve, and permit applications for liquefied natural gas receiving terminals in the State of Texas. Senate: Natural Resources Committee report printed and distributed
SR 23 78-4 (2003) Author: Barrientos, Gonzalo Commending the American Society of Safety Engineers, the Canadian Society of Safety Engineers, and the Mexican Society of Registered Engineers and urging all Texans to observe North American Occupational Safety and Health Week. Reported enrolled
SR 108 78-4 (2003) Author: Armbrister, Kenneth Urging the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to expeditiously consider, approve, and permit applications for liquefied natural gas receiving terminals in the State of Texas. Senate: Natural Resources Adopted
SR 159 78-4 (2003) Author: Staples, Todd Memorializing Congress to increase funding and include advance funds for the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program and to pursue a more equitable funding allocation formula for the program. Senate: Natural Resources Adopted
HCR 5 77-0 (2001) Author: Haggerty, Pat Memorializing congress to authorize an additional 16 federal judges and commensurate staff to handle the current and anticipated caseloads along the Texas-Mexico border and to fully reimburse local governments for the costs incurred in prosecuting and incarcerating federal defendants. House: Corrections Laid on the table subject to call
HCR 8 77-0 (2001) Author: Marchant, Kenny
Sponsor: Moncrief, Mike
Memorializing congress to increase funding for research of Duchenne muscular dystrophy. House: Public Health
Senate: Health & Human Services
Signed by the Governor
HCR 9 77-0 (2001) Author: Noriega, Rick Requesting the Texas Department of Transportation to collaborate with Mexico to develop and implement an electronic check and clearance system at border crossings in Mexico, including weigh-in motion technology. House: Transportation Referred to Transportation
HCR 10 77-0 (2001) Author: Noriega, Rick Requesting TxDOT to assist the federal government to establish DCLs at the Texas-Mexico border crossings in order to facilitate cross-border employment, and the free movement of people and goods. House: Transportation Referred to Transportation
HCR 29 77-0 (2001) Author: Pitts, Jim Requesting a special committee be created to designate Texas State Artists in two categories. House: House Administration
Senate: Administration
Referred to Administration
HCR 33 77-0 (2001) Author: Keffer, Jim Urging the Texas Department of Transportation to give top priority to the authorization and installation of traffic-control devices near schools. House: Transportation Left pending in committee
HCR 34 77-0 (2001) Author: Thompson, Senfronia Requesting the lieutenant governor and the speaker to provide for an interim study on the nonpayment of child support. House: House Administration Left pending in committee
HCR 38 77-0 (2001) Author: Flores, Kino | et. al.
Sponsor: Gallegos, Jr., Mario
Directing the State Preservation Board to erect a statue, monument, or exhibit on the Capitol grounds honoring contributions of Tejanos. House: House Administration
Senate: Administration
Signed by the Governor
HCR 39 77-0 (2001) Author: Najera, Manny Requesting radio and television stations to review drug advertisements to make sure they comply with federal law. House: Public Health Left pending in committee
HCR 75 77-0 (2001) Author: Najera, Manny Memorializing congress to amend federal law pertaining to membership on policy committees of metropolitan planning organizations and allow inclusion of persons representing another nation to enable MPOs along the border to work closely with their counterparts in Mexico. House: Transportation Companion considered in lieu of in committee
HCR 77 77-0 (2001) Author: Madden, Jerry | et. al.
Sponsor: Armbrister, Kenneth
Memorializing congress to revise certain provisions of Public Law 106-230. House: Elections
Senate: State Affairs
Signed by the Governor
HCR 79 77-0 (2001) Author: Gutierrez, Roberto | et. al. Urging congress to take steps to further the creation of port authorities along the Texas-Mexico border. House: State, Federal & International Relations Laid on the table subject to call
HCR 81 77-0 (2001) Author: Pitts, Jim Creating a special committee to designate two Texas State Musicians. House: House Administration
Senate: Administration
Referred to Administration
HCR 83 77-0 (2001) Author: Maxey, Glen | et. al. Encouraging U.S. Congress to provide tax credits to individuals buying private health insurance. House: Insurance Referred to Insurance
HCR 84 77-0 (2001) Author: Maxey, Glen | et. al.
Sponsor: Ellis, Rodney
Memorializing congress to expand the number of community health centers and other community-based safety-net programs serving the poor and medically underserved communities. House: Public Health
Senate: Health & Human Services
Signed by the Governor
HCR 85 77-0 (2001) Author: Chavez, Norma Memorializing congress to fund county and municipal inspections of overweight traffic within 20 miles of the border. House: State, Federal & International Relations Laid on the table subject to call
HCR 87 77-0 (2001) Author: Flores, Kino Directing the Texas Department of Transportation to create county "one-stop" shops for vehicle titling and registration. House: Transportation Referred to Transportation
HCR 88 77-0 (2001) Author: Oliveira, Rene
Sponsor: Lucio, Jr., Eddie
Requesting the International Boundary and Water Commission to assure that Mexico meet its delivery obligations under the 1944 treaty governing the sharing of waters from the Rio Grande/Rio Bravo basin. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Signed by the Governor
HCR 89 77-0 (2001) Author: Oliveira, Rene Urging the congress of the United States and the United States Department of Transportation to give priority funding to the construction of the Rio Grande Valley segment of Interstate 69. House: Transportation
Senate: State Affairs
Referred to State Affairs
HCR 90 77-0 (2001) Author: Madden, Jerry | et. al. Memorializing congress to modify the Clean Air Act to allow states to consider costs in comparing alternatives relating to SIP requirements. House: Environmental Regulation Left pending in committee
HCR 94 77-0 (2001) Author: Elkins, Gary Encouraging local public and private school districts to develop and implement character and values education programs. House: Public Education Referred to Public Education
HCR 98 77-0 (2001) Author: Christian, Wayne | et. al.
Sponsor: Staples, Todd
Memorializing congress to extend the U.S.-Canada Softwood Lumber Agreement. House: Agriculture & Livestock
Senate: Natural Resources
Signed by the Governor
HCR 104 77-0 (2001) Author: Jones, Jesse
Sponsor: Barrientos, Gonzalo
Memorializing congress to pass legislation relating to giving a tax credit for jury service. House: Judicial Affairs
Senate: Jurisprudence
Signed by the Governor
HCR 105 77-0 (2001) Author: McReynolds, Jim
Sponsor: Ogden, Steve
Directing the Parks and Wildlife Department to negotiate with the Weches Cemetery Association for a land exchange or sale in Houston County. House: State Recreational Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Signed by the Governor
HCR 109 77-0 (2001) Author: Gutierrez, Roberto | et. al.
Sponsor: Moncrief, Mike
Supporting the establishment of a 2-1-1 information and referral telephone network for Texas. House: Public Health
Senate: Business & Commerce
Signed by the Governor
HCR 114 77-0 (2001) Author: Delisi, Dianne | et. al. Requesting the governing body of the proposed Texas Veterans Cemetery System, contingent on legislation creating that system, to locate the first cemetery in Bell County, on post at Fort Hood. House: State, Federal & International Relations Left pending in committee
HCR 115 77-0 (2001) Author: Isett, Carl | et. al. Memorializing congress to expand the use of medical savings accounts. House: Insurance Referred to Insurance
HCR 116 77-0 (2001) Author: Deshotel, Joe Directing the General Services Commission to rename the Jefferson County State School in Beaumont to honor former Representative Al Price. House: State Affairs
Senate: State Affairs
Posting rule suspended
HCR 117 77-0 (2001) Author: Madden, Jerry Memorializing congress to amend the Motor Voter Law. House: Elections
Senate: State Affairs
Referred to State Affairs
HCR 119 77-0 (2001) Author: Crabb, Joe | et. al.
Sponsor: Lindsay, Jon
Supporting the continued search for missing United States military personnel and civilians. House: State, Federal & International Relations
Senate: Veteran Affairs & Military Installations
Signed by the Governor
HCR 122 77-0 (2001) Author: Hill, Fred Urging public schools to implement character education and citizenship programs that focus on basic documents of American democracy. House: Public Education
Senate: Education
Referred to Education
HCR 124 77-0 (2001) Author: McCall, Brian Expressing the public policy relating to software piracy. House: Business & Industry Referred to Business & Industry
HCR 125 77-0 (2001) Author: Salinas Jr., Ignacio | et. al. Urging the Texas Board of Health to adopt rules expanding the requirements for hepatitis A vaccination to children in 22 additional counties. House: Public Health Left pending in committee
HCR 132 77-0 (2001) Author: Chavez, Norma | et. al. Memorializing congress to enact legislation designating March 31 as a national holiday honoring Cesar Chavez. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
HCR 133 77-0 (2001) Author: Thompson, Senfronia | et. al. Requesting the lieutenant governor and the speaker of the house of representatives to create a joint interim committee to study funding mechanisms for drug courts. House: House Administration Left pending in committee
HCR 135 77-0 (2001) Author: Chavez, Norma Urging school districts to establish magnet schools for prospective teachers. House: Public Education Referred to Public Education
HCR 138 77-0 (2001) Author: Wohlgemuth, Arlene | et. al.
Sponsor: Harris, Chris
Urging congress to provide Medicaid funds to Texas in the form of a block grant. House: Public Health
Senate: Finance
Not again placed on intent calendar
HCR 139 77-0 (2001) Author: Wohlgemuth, Arlene | et. al. Memorializing congress to provide tax credits to individuals for the purchase of private health insurance. House: Ways & Means Received from the House
HCR 174 77-0 (2001) Author: McCall, Brian
Sponsor: Nelson, Jane
Expressing the public policy relating to software piracy. House: Business & Industry
Senate: Business & Commerce
Signed by the Governor
HCR 185 77-0 (2001) Author: Green, Rick Designating the week of September 25 as Teach Freedom Week and urging its observance in public schools by daily recitations from the Declaration of Independence. House: Public Education Left pending in committee
HCR 186 77-0 (2001) Author: Berman, Leo | et. al. Memorializing congress to repeal the Government Pension Offset enacted in 1977. House: Pensions & Investments
Senate: State Affairs
Referred to State Affairs
HCR 190 77-0 (2001) Author: Talton, Robert Memorializing congress to declare its intent that the general tax and regulatory laws of the U.S. shall not apply to the churches of this nation. House: State Affairs No action taken in committee
HCR 192 77-0 (2001) Author: Goolsby, Tony
Sponsor: Cain, David
Authorizing the lieutenant governor and the speaker of the house of representatives to appoint interim joint committees. House: House Administration
Senate: Administration
Signed by the Governor
HCR 193 77-0 (2001) Author: Krusee, Mike Directing TxDOT to release land originally obtained for SH130 right-of-way to Williamson County and the City of Round Rock to use for transportation projects. House: Transportation Left pending in committee
HCR 198 77-0 (2001) Author: Grusendorf, Kent Memorializing Congress to support President Bush's tax proposals. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HCR 201 77-0 (2001) Author: Hunter, Bob
Sponsor: Truan, Carlos
Memorializing the U.S. Congress to take appropriate action to prevent further desecration of the SS Leopoldville or any of its contents. House: State, Federal & International Relations
Senate: Veteran Affairs & Military Installations
Signed by the Governor
HCR 202 77-0 (2001) Author: Lewis, Ron
Sponsor: Bernsen, David
Directing the Health and Human Services Commission to redesignate the Doctors Hospital of Groves from an urban hospital to a rural hospital. House: Public Health
Senate: Health & Human Services
Placed on intent calendar
HCR 205 77-0 (2001) Author: Cook, Robert Memorializing Congress to repeal the regulation relating to the three-shell limit and the magazine plug requirement contained in Title 50 C.F.R. 20.21. House: State Recreational Resources Left pending in committee
HCR 207 77-0 (2001) Author: Grusendorf, Kent | et. al. Requesting the Texas delegation to the U.S. Congress to support and work to pass the tax relief plan introduced by President Bush. House: Ways & Means Left pending in committee
HCR 210 77-0 (2001) Author: Haggerty, Pat
Sponsor: Armbrister, Kenneth
Urging congress to enact the Railroad Retirement and Survivors' Improvement Act of 2001. House: Pensions & Investments
Senate: State Affairs
Signed by the Governor
HCR 213 77-0 (2001) Author: Chavez, Norma Memorializing congress to urge the Environmental Protection Agency to redesignate El Paso from a nonattainment to an attainment area. House: Environmental Regulation Received from the House
HCR 214 77-0 (2001) Author: Chavez, Norma | et. al.
Sponsor: Shapleigh, Eliot
Memorializing Congress to establish a separate Federal Medical Assistance Percentage for the Texas-Mexico border region. House: Public Health
Senate: Business & Commerce
Signed by the Governor
HCR 223 77-0 (2001) Author: Coleman, Garnet
Sponsor: Moncrief, Mike
Directing the Texas Department of Health to prepare a list of foods and beverages fortified with calcium for use by each primary and secondary school in Texas. House: Public Health
Senate: Health & Human Services
Signed by the Governor
HCR 225 77-0 (2001) Author: Chavez, Norma Urging the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board to establish a law school at The University of Texas at El Paso. House: Higher Education Left pending in committee
HCR 226 77-0 (2001) Author: Williams, Thomas | et. al.
Sponsor: Bernsen, David
Memorializing congress to modify the tax code to allow for the issuance of tax-exempt industrial revenue bonds for air pollution control facilities in nonattainment areas. House: Environmental Regulation
Senate: Natural Resources
Signed by the Governor
HCR 233 77-0 (2001) Author: Bonnen, Dennis | et. al. Memorializing congress to address issues pertaining to the Clean Air Act of 1990 as it pertains to Brazoria County. House: Environmental Regulation
Senate: Natural Resources
Referred to Natural Resources
HCR 234 77-0 (2001) Author: Swinford, David | et. al. Urging congress to recognize the importance of the development of the Ports-to-Plains Corridor. House: Transportation Received from the House
HCR 235 77-0 (2001) Author: Delisi, Dianne
Sponsor: Nelson, Jane
Commending the Women in Government organization and encouraging each state agency and state education institution to take action to achieve improved and equal access for women to health care. House: Public Health
Senate: Health & Human Services
Signed by the Governor
HCR 237 77-0 (2001) Author: Counts, David Designating the Double Mountain Fork of the Brazos River in southern Stonewall County as a site of unique value for the construction of a reservoir. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Referred to Natural Resources
HCR 244 77-0 (2001) Author: Ramsay, Tom Directing the Texas Department of Protective and Regulatory Services, in conjunction with the United Ways of Texas, to develop a multiagency and local effort to study issues relating to at-risk youth in nonurban areas. House: County Affairs Referred to County Affairs
HCR 246 77-0 (2001) Author: Woolley, Beverly Directing the State Board of Education to consider including personal finance knowledge among the essential knowledge and skills in the required public school curriculum. House: Public Education Received from the House
HCR 247 77-0 (2001) Author: Hilderbran, Harvey | et. al. Memorializing congress to repeal the Government Pension Offset. House: Pensions & Investments Received from the House
HCR 249 77-0 (2001) Author: Wohlgemuth, Arlene Encouraging Boeing to move its new corporate headquarters to the Dallas/Fort Worth area. House: Economic Development
Senate: Business & Commerce
Referred to Business & Commerce
HCR 251 77-0 (2001) Author: Hinojosa, Juan Directing the South Texas Independent School District to establish a school for advanced technology. House: Public Education Referred to Public Education
HCR 254 77-0 (2001) Author: Ramsay, Tom
Sponsor: Staples, Todd
Directing the Department of Protective and Regulatory Services in conjunction with the United Ways of Texas to develop a multiagency and local effort to study issues relating to at-risk youth in nonurban areas. House: County Affairs
Senate: Criminal Justice
Signed by the Governor
HCR 256 77-0 (2001) Author: Gallego, Pete
Sponsor: Madla, Frank
Memorializing Congress to relocate the U.S. Border Patrol training academy to the southwest Texas border region. House: State, Federal & International Relations
Senate: State Affairs
Signed by the Governor
HCR 262 77-0 (2001) Author: Chisum, Warren Urging federal and state reconsideration of the necessity of designating the Arkansas River shiner as a threatened species and the necessity of designating critical habitat in Texas for the Arkansas River shiner. House: State Recreational Resources Returned to Local & Consent Calendars Comm.
HCR 264 77-0 (2001) Author: Dukes, Dawnna Directing TxDOT to release land originally obtained for State Highway 130 right-of-way to Travis County to use for transportation projects. House: Transportation Referred to Transportation
HCR 270 77-0 (2001) Author: Chisum, Warren Directing the Panhandle Regional Water Planning Group to examine the Sweetwater Creek Reservoir site, and encouraging the Texas Water Development Board to make money available to fund the study. House: Natural Resources Returned to Local & Consent Calendars Comm.
HCR 271 77-0 (2001) Author: Oliveira, Rene Encouraging school districts to develop and implement dual language bilingual programs. House: Public Education Referred to Public Education
HCR 274 77-0 (2001) Author: Menendez, Jose | et. al. Memorializing congress to remove trade, financial, and travel restrictions relating to Cuba. House: State, Federal & International Relations
Senate: Natural Resources
Referred to Natural Resources
HCR 275 77-0 (2001) Author: Counts, David | et. al. Memorializing the United States Congress to clarify its intent regarding U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs guidelines for veterans care in the several states. House: State, Federal & International Relations Comm. report sent to Local & Consent Calendar
HCR 279 77-0 (2001) Author: Capelo, Jaime Directing the Texas Department of Health to adopt and enforce rules for the ImmTrac Registry. House: Public Health Referred to Public Health
HCR 281 77-0 (2001) Author: George, Kenn Requesting the lieutenant governor and speaker to create a joint interim committee to study the formulas used to allocate funds to institutions of higher education. House: House Administration Referred to House Administration
HCR 287 77-0 (2001) Author: Lewis, Ron Requesting the lieutenant governor and speaker of the house of representatives to create a joint interim committee on asthma. House: House Administration Referred to House Administration
HCR 295 77-0 (2001) Author: Counts, David Urging congress to maintain states' authority to regulate the business of insurance. House: Insurance Referred to Insurance
HCR 307 77-0 (2001) Author: Solis, Jim Memorializing the United States Congress to create a United States Department of Agriculture U.S. Hispanic Nutrition Education and Research Center. House: Public Health Referred to Public Health
HR 254 77-0 (2001) Author: Brown, Fred Expressing support for the Global Ocean Observing System, the Gulf of Mexico Ocean Observing System, and participation in the Gulf system by Texas A&M University and other Texas institutions of higher education. House: Higher Education Referred to Higher Education
HR 255 77-0 (2001) Author: Brown, Fred Expressing support for the efforts of Texas A&M University in seeking designation as the Science Operator for the Integrated Ocean Drilling Program. House: Higher Education Referred to Higher Education
HR 313 77-0 (2001) Author: Hawley, Judy | et. al. Recognizing February 21, 2001, as Interstate Route 69 Day in Texas. Reported enrolled
HR 315 77-0 (2001) Author: Seaman, Gene | et. al. Supporting the efforts of the Texas Aerospace Commission and others to bring a spaceport to Texas. House: Economic Development Referred to Economic Development
HR 359 77-0 (2001) Author: Christian, Wayne | et. al. Encouraging natural gas and energy suppliers to negotiate with agricultural producers to prevent disruption of utility services. House: Energy Resources Reported enrolled
HR 442 77-0 (2001) Author: Chavez, Norma Memorializing congress to urge the EPA to redesignate El Paso from a nonattainment area to an attainment area. House: Environmental Regulation Referred to Environmental Regulation
HR 485 77-0 (2001) Author: Hunter, Bob | et. al. Memorializing the Congress of the United States to propose and submit to the states for ratification an amendment to the United States Constitution to prohibit federal courts from ordering or instructing any state or political subdivision thereof, or an official of any state or political subdivision, to levy or increase taxes. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
HR 556 77-0 (2001) Author: Kuempel, Edmund | et. al. Encouraging counties to establish an adopt-a-country road program similar to one in Parker County. House: County Affairs Reported enrolled
HR 983 77-0 (2001) Author: Cook, Robert | et. al. Commending the Texas Colorado River Floodplain Coalition, supporting efforts by the coalition and state agencies to enhance flood and emergency management, and soliciting any report or recommendations resulting from their collaboration. House: Natural Resources Reported enrolled
HR 1005 77-0 (2001) Author: Chavez, Norma Urging the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board to establish a law school at The University of Texas at El Paso. House: Higher Education Scheduled for public hearing on . . . .
HR 1077 77-0 (2001) Author: Berman, Leo Memorializing congress to repeal the Government Pension Offset enacted in 1977. House: Pensions & Investments Committee report sent to Calendars
HR 1174 77-0 (2001) Author: Elkins, Gary Urging the Texas Department of Public Safety to create a public database that lists the offenders who have violated the terms and conditions of their parole, mandatory supervision, or community supervision agreements and have outstanding arrest warrants. House: Public Safety Referred to Public Safety
HR 1217 77-0 (2001) Author: Green, Rick Supporting the selection of Southwest Texas State University as the Southwest Regional Humanities Center by the National Endowment for the Humanities. House: Rules & Resolutions Reported enrolled
HR 1395 77-0 (2001) Author: Garcia, Domingo Condemning the abandonment of 26 Mexican immigrants in Arizona. Filed
SCR 4 77-0 (2001) Author: Cain, David
Sponsor: Goolsby, Tony
Authorizing a portrait of Governor George W. Bush to be placed in the Texas Capitol. Signed by the Governor
SCR 5 77-0 (2001) Author: Shapleigh, Eliot | et. al. Memorializing Congress to amend federal law pertaining to membership on policy committees of metropolitan planning organizations (MPOs) and allow inclusion of persons representing another nation to enable MPOs along the border to work closely with their counterparts in Mexico. House: Transportation
Senate: Business & Commerce
Left pending in committee
SCR 6 77-0 (2001) Author: Fraser, Troy | et. al. Directing the Texas Transportation Commission to prioritize the construction of State Highway 195. House: Transportation
Senate: Veteran Affairs & Military Installations
Referred to Transportation
SCR 7 77-0 (2001) Author: Shapleigh, Eliot Requesting the Texas Department of Transportation to collaborate with Mexico to develop and implement an electronic check and clearance system at border crossings in Mexico, including weigh-in motion technology. House: Transportation
Senate: Business & Commerce
Referred to Transportation
SCR 8 77-0 (2001) Author: Shapleigh, Eliot | et. al. Requesting the Texas Department of Transportation to assist the federal government to establish Dedicated Commuter Lanes at the Texas-Mexico border crossings in order to facilitate cross-border employment, and the free movement of people and goods. House: Transportation
Senate: Business & Commerce
Referred to Transportation
SCR 9 77-0 (2001) Author: Shapleigh, Eliot | et. al. Memorializing Congress to take steps to further the creation of port authorities on the Texas-Mexico border. Senate: Business & Commerce Co-author authorized
SCR 10 77-0 (2001) Author: Shapleigh, Eliot | et. al.
Sponsor: Chavez, Norma
Memorializing Congress to fund county and municipal inspections of overweight traffic within 20 miles of the border. House: State, Federal & International Relations
Senate: Business & Commerce
Signed by the Governor
SCR 12 77-0 (2001) Author: Shapleigh, Eliot | et. al.
Sponsor: Haggerty, Pat
Memorializing Congress to authorize an additional 16 federal judges and commensurate staff to handle the current and anticipated caseloads along the Texas-Mexico border and to fully reimburse local governments for the costs incurred in prosecuting and incarcerating federal defendants. House: Corrections
Senate: Business & Commerce
Signed by the Governor
SCR 16 77-0 (2001) Author: Sibley, David | et. al.
Sponsor: Gallego, Pete
Requesting the United States Secretary of Commerce to appoint a federal official to coordinate activities along the United States-Mexico and the United States-Canada borders; and to examine current practices and look at new initiatives to ease the flow of trade, to improve the infrastructures necessary to move commerce, and to redress the negative impacts on the health and safety of our citizens. Signed by the Governor
SCR 17 77-0 (2001) Author: Barrientos, Gonzalo
Sponsor: Hunter, Bob
Authorizing the burial of Vernon "Max" Arrell and his wife, Betty B. Arrell, in the State Cemetery. House: State, Federal & International Relations
Senate: Administration
Signed by the Governor
SCR 19 77-0 (2001) Author: Shapleigh, Eliot Memorializing Congress to expand the use of medical savings accounts. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SCR 20 77-0 (2001) Author: West, Royce
Sponsor: Reyna, Elvira
Urging judges who hear family law cases to increase use of alternative dispute resolution and mediation in solving child custody disputes. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues
Senate: Jurisprudence
Signed by the Governor
SCR 21 77-0 (2001) Author: Lucio, Jr., Eddie | et. al.
Sponsor: Wise, Miguel | et. al.
Memorializing Congress to develop a treaty or agreement with Mexico to address health issues of mutual concern. House: Public Health
Senate: Business & Commerce
Signed by the Governor
SCR 22 77-0 (2001) Author: Brown, J. E.
Sponsor: Chisum, Warren | et. al.
Requesting the United States Environmental Protection Agency to provide maximum flexibility to the states in dealing with federal environmental programs. House: Environmental Regulation
Senate: Natural Resources
Signed by the Governor
SCR 23 77-0 (2001) Author: Brown, J. E.
Sponsor: Chisum, Warren | et. al.
Urging the Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission to expand its coordination efforts to increase flexibility of federal regulations delegated to the states. House: Environmental Regulation
Senate: Natural Resources
Signed by the Governor
SCR 24 77-0 (2001) Author: Nelson, Jane | et. al.
Sponsor: Berman, Leo
Encouraging schools in Texas to emphasize the observation of Veterans Day. House: Public Education
Senate: Veteran Affairs & Military Installations
Signed by the Governor
SCR 25 77-0 (2001) Author: Lucio, Jr., Eddie | et. al.
Sponsor: Pickett, Joseph
Memorializing Congress to recognize the impact on Texas of the federal policy of opening the border to Mexican trucks in accordance with provisions of the North American Free Trade Agreement. House: Transportation
Senate: Business & Commerce
Filed without the Governor's signature
SCR 26 77-0 (2001) Author: Lindsay, Jon Requesting the creation of a special committee to designate Texas State Artists. Senate: Administration Referred to Administration
SCR 27 77-0 (2001) Author: Ellis, Rodney Memorializing Congress to expand the number of community-based safety-net programs serving the poor and medically underserved communities. Senate: Health & Human Services Referred to Health & Human Services
SCR 28 77-0 (2001) Author: Brown, J. E. | et. al.
Sponsor: Cook, Robert
Memorializing Congress to repeal the regulation relating to the three-shell limit and the magazine plug requirement contained in Title 50 C.F.R. 20.21. House: State Recreational Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Signed by the Governor
SCR 32 77-0 (2001) Author: Haywood, Tom Directing all state agencies to consider implementing a managed competition process in order to reduce costs and improve services. Senate: Finance Left pending in committee
SCR 34 77-0 (2001) Author: Brown, J. E.
Sponsor: Lewis, Ron
Expressing support for the Minerals Management Service to proceed with the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) lease in the eastern Gulf of Mexico. House: Energy Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Signed by the Governor
SCR 35 77-0 (2001) Author: Brown, J. E.
Sponsor: Chisum, Warren | et. al.
Memorializing Congress to require federally-controlled emission sources to meet the same reduction schedule as state-controlled sources. House: Environmental Regulation
Senate: Natural Resources
Signed by the Governor
SCR 36 77-0 (2001) Author: Brown, J. E. Memorializing Congress to direct the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to extend the federal ambient air quality attainment dates until the effects of federally-controlled emissions can be measured. Senate: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
SCR 37 77-0 (2001) Author: Nelson, Jane
Sponsor: Smithee, John
Memorializing Congress to provide tax credits to individuals buying private health insurance. House: Insurance
Senate: Business & Commerce
Signed by the Governor
SCR 40 77-0 (2001) Author: Sibley, David | et. al. Memorializing Congress to support the request of the Raytheon Company to carry out the C-130 avionics modernization program at its Waco facility. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce