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[  Session(s): all  Chamber =  Both  Bill Type = all    Subjects =  SIGN LANGUAGE & SIGN LANGUAGE INTERPRETERS ]

Select bill Bill Session Author & Sponsor Caption Committees Last action
HB 3140 85-0 (2017) Author: Dutton, Jr., Harold V. Relating to the accommodation of a deaf or hard of hearing student in driver education; authorizing a fee. House: Public Education Referred to Public Education
HB 3253 85-0 (2017) Author: Deshotel, Joe Relating to language acquisition for children less than eight years of age who are deaf or hard of hearing. House: Public Education Referred to Public Education
SB 354 85-0 (2017) Author: Watson, Kirk Relating to language acquisition for children less than eight years of age who are deaf or hard of hearing. Senate: Education Left pending in committee
SB 1051 85-0 (2017) Author: Watson, Kirk
Sponsor: Dutton, Jr., Harold V.
Relating to the accommodation of a deaf or hard of hearing student in driver education; authorizing a fee. House: Public Education
Senate: Transportation
Effective on 9/1/17
HB 435 84-0 (2015) Author: Raymond, Richard Peña Relating to the instruction of American Sign Language in public high schools. House: Public Education Referred to Public Education
HB 143 83-0 (2013) Author: Raymond, Richard Peña Relating to the instruction of American Sign Language in public high schools. House: Public Education Referred to Public Education
HB 2072 83-0 (2013) Author: Rodriguez, Eddie | et. al. Relating to services for persons who are deaf or hard of hearing and licensing requirements for interpreters for persons who are deaf or hard of hearing; providing an administrative penalty; requiring a fee and changing the rate of a fee. House: Human Services
Senate: Health & Human Services
Referred to Health & Human Services
SB 1620 83-0 (2013) Author: Paxton, Ken
Sponsor: Lewis, Tryon
Relating to certified communication access realtime translation providers. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective immediately
HB 155 82-0 (2011) Author: Raymond, Richard Pena Relating to the instruction of American Sign Language in public high schools. House: Public Education Referred to Public Education
HB 386 82-0 (2011) Author: Raymond, Richard Pena Relating to the instruction of American Sign Language in public high schools. House: Public Education Referred to Public Education
HB 1719 82-0 (2011) Author: Rodriguez, Eddie Relating to the regulation of health care interpreters. House: Public Health Referred to Public Health
HB 315 81-0 (2009) Author: Raymond, Richard Relating to the instruction of American Sign Language in public high schools. House: Public Education
Senate: Education
Referred to Education
SB 2420 81-0 (2009) Author: Deuell, Bob
Sponsor: Naishtat, Elliott
Relating to the location at which a certification examination for interpreters for the deaf or hard of hearing may be conducted. House: Human Services
Senate: Health & Human Services
Effective immediately
HB 2601 80-0 (2007) Author: Raymond, Richard Relating to the instruction of American Sign Language in public high schools. House: Public Education Referred to Public Education
SB 1492 80-0 (2007) Author: Ellis, Rodney Relating to providing sign language interpreter services to hospitals. Senate: Health & Human Services Referred to Health & Human Services
HB 3235 79-0 (2005) Author: Uresti, Carlos
Sponsor: Van de Putte, Leticia
Relating to providing interpreter services to certain recipients of medical assistance or their parents or guardians. House: Human Services
Senate: Health & Human Services
Effective on 9/1/05
SB 214 79-0 (2005) Author: Van de Putte, Leticia Relating to providing interpreter services to certain recipients of medical assistance or their parents or guardians. Senate: Health & Human Services Left pending in committee
HB 1059 78-0 (2003) Author: Thompson, Senfronia Relating to certified and licensed court interpreters. House: Judicial Affairs Placed on General State Calendar
HB 1322 78-0 (2003) Author: Naishtat, Elliott
Sponsor: Shapleigh, Eliot
Relating to the Texas Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing. House: Human Services
Senate: Health & Human Services
Effective immediately
HB 1343 78-0 (2003) Author: Uresti, Carlos Relating to providing interpreter services to recipients of medical assistance or their parents or guardians. House: State Health Care Expenditures, Select Left pending in committee
SB 1316 78-0 (2003) Author: Van de Putte, Leticia Relating to providing interpreter services to recipients of medical assistance or their parents or guardians. Senate: Health & Human Services Referred to Health & Human Services
SB 52 67-0 (1981) Author: Brooks, Chet
Sponsor: Washington, Craig
Relating to the provision of services for the deaf. House: Human Services
Senate: Human Resources
Effective immediately
HB 1524 66-0 (1979) Author: Coleman, Ronald Relating to instruction in American Sign Language in public schools and institutions of higher education. House: Public Education Referred to Committee on Public Education
HB 2120 66-0 (1979) Author: Washington, Craig Relating to instruction in American Sign Language in public schools and institutions of higher education. House: Public Education Referred to Committee on Public Education
HCR 136 66-0 (1979) Author: Von Dohlen, Tim Relating to recommendations of the Joint Advisory Committee on Educational Services to the Deaf. House: Human Services Laid on the table subject to call
SB 609 66-0 (1979) Author: Santiesteban, H.
Sponsor: Coleman, Ronald
Relating to instruction in American Sign Language in public schools and institutions of higher education. House: Higher Education
Senate: Education
Effective on . . . . . . . . . .
SCR 55 66-0 (1979) Author: Brooks, Chet Requesting the Texas Commission for the Deaf and TEA to develop consistent guidelines for interpreter training programs. Senate: Education Referred to Committee on Education
HB 1242 65-0 (1977) Author: Denton, Betty
Sponsor: Brooks, Chet
Relating to providing interpreters for deaf students at Texas State Technical Institute. House: Higher Education
Senate: Human Resources
Effective in 90 days
HB 1592 65-0 (1977) Author: Miller, Chris
Sponsor: Meier, Bill
Relating to interpreters for deaf persons. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Jurisprudence
Vetoed by the Governor
HB 30 60-0 (1967) Author: Floyd, Jr., Paul W. Relating to permitting state colleges and universities offering a fully accredited program for teachers of the deaf to offer a three-hour elective course in dactylology.
HB 36 60-0 (1967) Author: Floyd, Jr., Paul W. Relating to interpreters for the deaf or deaf-mute persons in civil and criminal proceedings.
HB 37 60-0 (1967) Author: Floyd, Jr., Paul W. Relating to interpreters for deaf and severely hard-of-hearing persons taking state examination.
HB 283 60-0 (1967) Author: Floyd, Jr., Paul W. Relating to authorizing teachers to use certain methods of instruction in teaching deaf and deaf-mute students.
HB 1022 60-0 (1967) Author: Ogg, Jack | et. al. Relating to providing for interpreters in criminal cases for deaf or deaf-mute witnesses.
HCR 120 60-0 (1967)
HB 1067 57-0 (1961) Author: Wilson, J. Edgar Relating to the appointment by the court of interpreters for any person who is deaf or a deaf mute, in criminal prosecutions and causes in which such person may be committed to a mental institution.
SB 449 57-0 (1961) Author: Hazlewood, Grady Relating to the appointment by the court of interpreters for any person who is deaf or a deaf mute, in criminal prosecutions and causes in which such person may be committed to a mental institution.
HB 374 56-0 (1959) Author: Wilson, J. Edgar | et. al. Relating to the appointment by the court of interpreters for any person who is deaf or a deaf-mute, in criminal prosecutions and causes in which such person may be committed to a mental institution.
HB 42 56-2 (1959) Author: Sandahl, Jr., Charles L. Relating to the appointment by the court of interpreters for any person who is deaf or a deaf mute, in criminal prosecutions and causes in which such person may be committed to a mental institution.
HB 31 56-3 (1959) Author: Sandahl, Jr., Charles L. Relating to the appointment by the court of interpreters for any person who is deaf or a deaf mute, in criminal prosecutions and causes in which such person may be committed to a mental institution.
HB 880 54-0 (1955) Author: Pipkin, Maurice Snow "Pip" | et. al. Relating to providing for the appointment of court interpreters in certain Judicial Districts; providing for payment of salaries to such interpreters; repealing all laws in conflict.
SB 299 53-0 (1953) Author: Latimer, Oswald E. "Ozzie" Relating to providing for the payment of interpreters employed by the courts in counties having a population in excess of five hundred thousand (500,000) inhabitants.
HB 564 52-0 (1951) Author: Garrett, Warren R. "Gabe" Relating to amending certain acts by providing for the appointment of an official interpreter of the 105th District Court in Nueces County by the District Judge thereof with the approval of the Commissioners Court; providing for the salary to be paid interpreter; providing for termination of employment of said interpreter; prescribing duties of said interpreter.
HB 331 51-0 (1949) Author: Murray, Menton J. Relating to providing for the appointment of court interpreters in certain counties in certain Judicial Districts; providing for the payment of salaries to such interpreters; repealing all laws in conflict herewith.
HB 850 50-0 (1947) Author: Ridgeway, Jack F. Relating to amending Article 2372, Revised Civil Statutes, 1925, relative to the payment of interpreters by the Commissioners Courts.
HB 132 49-0 (1945) Author: Bridgers, William W. "Billy" | et. al. Relating to authorizing the Commissioners' Court of the Counties of this State to employ interpreters by the month for Justice and County Courts where services are regularly needed, and to set up a monthly salary for such interpreters as County employees.
HB 569 45-0 (1937) Relating to providing that the Commissioners Courts of the various counties of this State shall have authority to pay for the services of interpreters.
HB 48 35-4 (1918) Author: Canales, Jose Tomas | et. al. Relating to authorizing the commissioners' courts of the various counties of this state to pay for the services of interpreters employed by the various courts in this state, and providing for the collection in civil suits of the sum of Three Dollars ($3.00) as costs of interpreter in ever civil suit where an interpreter is used.

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