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HB 354 85-0 (2017) Author: Raney, John | et. al.
Sponsor: Lucio, Jr., Eddie
Relating to the process for establishing speed limits on roads near certain schools. House: Transportation
Senate: Education
Left pending in committee
HB 1368 85-0 (2017) Author: Israel, Celia | et. al. Relating to the prima facie speed limit in an urban district. House: Transportation Left pending in committee
HB 1745 85-0 (2017) Author: Israel, Celia Relating to the authority of certain municipalities to lower speed limits on certain highways. House: Transportation Referred to Transportation
SB 1244 85-0 (2017) Author: Rodríguez, José | et. al. Relating to the prima facie speed limit in an urban district. Senate: Transportation Referred to Transportation
SB 1282 85-0 (2017) Author: Huffines, Don Relating to prohibiting the use of automated traffic control systems. Senate: Transportation Referred to Transportation
SB 1327 85-0 (2017) Author: Seliger, Kel
Sponsor: Phillips, Larry
Relating to the authority of a district engineer for the Texas Department of Transportation to temporarily lower speed limits. House: Transportation
Senate: Transportation
Returned to Local & Consent Calendars Comm.
SB 2102 85-0 (2017) Author: Garcia, Sylvia Relating to the authority of certain municipalities to lower speed limits on certain highways. Senate: Transportation Referred to Transportation
SB 2103 85-0 (2017) Author: Garcia, Sylvia Relating to the authority of certain municipalities to alter prima facie speed limits. Senate: Transportation Not again placed on intent calendar
HB 509 84-0 (2015) Author: Raney, John
Sponsor: Hancock, Kelly
Relating to the process for establishing speed limits on roads near certain schools. House: Transportation
Senate: Transportation
Left pending in committee
HB 1238 84-0 (2015) Author: Bonnen, Dennis Relating to requirements for construction and maintenance work zones; amending provisions subject to a criminal penalty. House: Transportation
Senate: Transportation
Referred to Transportation
HB 2975 84-0 (2015) Author: Martinez, Armando Relating to speed limits; amending provisions subject to a general criminal penalty. House: Transportation
Senate: Transportation
Referred to Transportation
SB 1717 84-0 (2015) Author: Ellis, Rodney Relating to Prima Facie Speed Limits. Senate: Transportation Referred to Transportation
SB 1919 84-0 (2015) Author: Watson, Kirk Relating to the establishment of a variable speed limit pilot program by the Texas Transportation Commission. Senate: Transportation Not again placed on intent calendar
HB 474 83-0 (2013) Author: Muñoz, Jr., Sergio | et. al.
Sponsor: Hinojosa, Juan
Relating to an optional procedure for the issuance of a permit by a certain regional mobility authority for the movement of oversize or overweight vehicles carrying cargo; authorizing a fee. House: Transportation
Senate: Transportation
Effective on 9/1/13
HB 1607 83-0 (2013) Author: Farney, Marsha
Sponsor: Nichols, Robert
Relating to the authority of the commissioners court of a county to alter speed limits on county roads. House: Transportation
Senate: Transportation
Effective immediately
HB 1949 83-0 (2013) Author: Gutierrez, Roland Relating to the authority of the Texas Transportation Commission to alter speed limits. House: Transportation No action taken in committee
HB 2094 83-0 (2013) Author: Muñoz, Jr., Sergio
Sponsor: Hinojosa, Juan
Relating to the regulation of roadside vendors and solicitors in certain counties. House: County Affairs
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Effective immediately
HB 2204 83-0 (2013) Author: Pickett, Joseph
Sponsor: Watson, Kirk
Relating to the establishment of a variable speed limit pilot program by the Texas Transportation Commission. House: Transportation
Senate: Transportation
Effective immediately
HB 3246 83-0 (2013) Author: Callegari, Bill Relating to fines for speed limit violations. House: Homeland Security & Public Safety Left pending in committee
HB 3848 83-0 (2013) Author: Guillen, Ryan Relating to a study of certain roads to determine the optimal safe speed based on road conditions, types of traffic and accident history. House: Transportation Left pending in committee
SB 477 83-0 (2013) Author: Hinojosa, Juan Relating to an optional procedure for the issuance of a permit by a certain regional mobility authority for the movement of oversize or overweight vehicles. Senate: Transportation Referred to Transportation
HB 109 82-0 (2011) Author: Brown, Fred
Sponsor: Ogden, Steve
Relating to the temporary lowering of prima facie speed limits at a vehicular accident reconstruction site. House: Transportation
Senate: Transportation & Homeland Security
Effective on 9/1/11
HB 1353 82-0 (2011) Author: Elkins, Gary | et. al.
Sponsor: Williams, Tommy
Relating to speed limits. House: Transportation
Senate: Transportation & Homeland Security
Effective on 9/1/11
HB 2596 82-0 (2011) Author: Garza, John
Sponsor: Wentworth, Jeff
Relating to the authority of certain municipalities to lower speed limits on certain highways. House: Transportation
Senate: Transportation & Homeland Security
Effective immediately
HB 2892 82-0 (2011) Author: Sheets, Kenneth Relating to prima facie speed limits. House: Transportation Left pending in committee
HB 2682 81-0 (2009) Author: Alvarado, Carol | et. al.
Sponsor: Wentworth, Jeff
Relating to the authority of municipalities to alter speed limits. House: Transportation
Senate: Transportation & Homeland Security
Effective immediately
SB 129 81-0 (2009) Author: Ellis, Rodney
Sponsor: Coleman, Garnet
Relating to the maximum speed limit for a neighborhood electric vehicle being operated on a street or highway and to the operation of a motorcycle. House: Transportation
Senate: Transportation & Homeland Security
Effective on 9/1/09
SB 2477 81-0 (2009) Author: Wentworth, Jeff Relating to the authority of a municipality to lower the speed limit on certain highways in the municipality. Senate: Transportation & Homeland Security Referred to Transportation & Homeland Sec.
HB 1499 80-0 (2007) Author: Martinez Fischer, Trey Relating to the speed limits on a highway adjacent to a park or recreational area. House: Transportation No action taken in committee
HB 87 79-0 (2005) Author: Reyna, Elvira
Sponsor: Madla, Frank
Relating to the authority of a municipality to alter speed limits in an urban district within the municipality. House: Transportation
Senate: Transportation & Homeland Security
Effective immediately
HB 1550 79-0 (2005) Author: Alonzo, Roberto | et. al. Relating to speed limits in certain areas. House: Transportation Left pending in committee
HB 1888 79-0 (2005) Author: Solis, Jim | et. al. Relating to providing a speed limit exception for nurse-midwives responding to emergencies. House: Transportation Referred to Transportation
HB 1925 79-0 (2005) Author: Driver, Joe
Sponsor: Brimer, Kim
Relating to removal or covering of certain signs in a construction or maintenance work zone. House: Law Enforcement
Senate: Transportation & Homeland Security
Effective immediately
HB 2257 79-0 (2005) Author: Gallego, Pete
Sponsor: Madla, Frank
Relating to the speed limit on certain highways in rural counties. House: Transportation
Senate: Transportation & Homeland Security
Effective immediately
HB 37 78-0 (2003) Author: Luna, Vilma Relating to speed limits near a facility where a school-related activity is held. House: Transportation Placed on General State Calendar
HB 282 78-0 (2003) Author: Moreno, Paul Relating to the authority of a county or municipality to alter speed limits on roadways in the county or municipality and to place and maintain traffic-control devices on those roadways. House: Transportation Referred to Transportation
HB 1001 78-0 (2003) Author: Elkins, Gary | et. al. Relating to the penalty for speeding on a highway where the Texas Transportation Commission has established a speed limit for environmental purposes. House: Environmental Regulation Left pending in committee
HB 3148 78-0 (2003) Author: Wilson, Ron Relating to fines and penalties. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
SB 540 78-0 (2003) Author: Williams, Tommy
Sponsor: Eissler, Rob
Relating to the authority of the commissioners court of a county to alter speed limits on county roads. House: County Affairs
Senate: Infrastructure Development and Security
Effective immediately
SB 660 78-0 (2003) Author: Ogden, Steve Relating to the penalty for certain speeding offenses. House: Transportation
Senate: Infrastructure Development and Security
Left pending in committee
SB 662 78-0 (2003) Author: Ogden, Steve Relating to speed limits on certain highways. Senate: Infrastructure Development and Security Referred to Infrastructure Dev & Security
HB 56 77-0 (2001) Author: Puente, Robert Relating to the penalty for speeding in a school zone. House: Transportation Left pending in committee
HB 299 77-0 (2001) Author: Gallego, Pete
Sponsor: Shapleigh, Eliot
Relating to speed limits on state highways. House: Transportation
Senate: State Affairs
Effective immediately
HB 1191 77-0 (2001) Author: Williams, Thomas
Sponsor: Bernsen, David
Relating to the authority of the commissioners court of a county to alter speed limits on county roads. House: Transportation
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Tabled in committee
HB 3597 77-0 (2001) Author: Capelo, Jaime Relating to the authority of a municipality to alter speed limits. House: Transportation Left pending in committee
SB 268 77-0 (2001) Author: Ogden, Steve Relating to the penalty for certain speeding offenses. House: Transportation
Senate: Criminal Justice
Left pending in committee
HB 21 76-0 (1999) Author: Goolsby, Tony Relating to the operation of authorized emergency vehicles. House: Transportation Referred to Transportation
HB 369 76-0 (1999) Author: Seaman, Gene | et. al. Relating to the regulation of speed limits on or adjacent to public beaches. House: Transportation Left pending in subcommittee
HB 377 76-0 (1999) Author: Williams, Thomas Relating to the authority of the commissioners court of a county to alter speed limits on county roads. House: Transportation Left pending in subcommittee
HB 385 76-0 (1999) Author: Walker, Gary | et. al.
Sponsor: Duncan, Robert
Relating to certain buses used to transport students to school-related activities. House: Transportation
Senate: Education
Effective immediately
HB 434 76-0 (1999) Author: Turner, Bob
Sponsor: Madla, Frank
Relating to extending speed restrictions to private roads in certain subdivisions. House: Transportation
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Effective immediately
HB 676 76-0 (1999) Author: Isett, Carl | et. al.
Sponsor: Bivins, Teel
Relating to prima facie speed limits for vehicles on highways and beaches. House: Transportation
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/99
HB 936 76-0 (1999) Author: Denny, Mary | et. al. Relating to the operation of overweight vehicles on certain farm-to-market and ranch-to-market roads. House: Transportation Referred to Transportation
HB 1054 76-0 (1999) Author: Brown, Fred Relating to speeding offenses eligible for dismissal of a charge on completion of a driving safety course. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
HB 1075 76-0 (1999) Author: Craddick, Tom | et. al.
Sponsor: Bivins, Teel
Relating to raising the speed limit for vehicles towing certain trailers. House: Transportation
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/99
HB 2463 76-0 (1999) Author: Alexander, Clyde Relating to the authority of a regional tollway authority to enter into certain agreements with the Texas Transportation Commission and to alter speed limits on a turnpike project. House: Transportation Considered in Local & Consent Calendars
HB 3328 76-0 (1999) Author: Gallego, Pete | et. al.
Sponsor: Madla, Frank
Relating to speed limits on highways of this state. House: Transportation
Senate: State Affairs
Senate appoints conferees-reported
SB 267 76-0 (1999) Author: Ogden, Steve Relating to speed limits on certain farm-to-market and ranch-to-market roads. Senate: State Affairs Referred to s/c on Infrastructure by Chair
SB 311 76-0 (1999) Author: Ogden, Steve Relating to speeding offenses eligible for dismissal of a charge on completion of a driving safety course. Senate: Criminal Justice Referred to Criminal Justice
SB 349 76-0 (1999) Author: Nixon, Drew Relating to allowing certain trailers to travel at the posted speed limit. House: Transportation
Senate: State Affairs
Left pending in committee
SB 537 76-0 (1999) Author: Cain, David
Sponsor: Alexander, Clyde
Relating to agreements by and the authority of regional tollway authorities. House: Transportation
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/99
SB 836 76-0 (1999) Author: Duncan, Robert | et. al.
Sponsor: Turner, Bob
Relating to certain buses used to transport students to school-related activities. House: Transportation
Senate: Education
House passage as amended reported
SB 1521 76-0 (1999) Author: Madla, Frank Relating to speed limits within 500 feet of a school. Senate: Education No action taken in committee
HB 2052 70-0 (1987) Author: Oakley, Keith Relating to the penalty for exceeding the national maximum speed limit. House: Transportation Referred to Transportation
HB 2068 70-0 (1987) Author: Wallace III, Ralph Relating to certain temporary speed restrictions. House: Transportation Referred to Transportation
HB 2573 70-0 (1987) Author: Johnson, Sam Relating to the maximum speed limit of certain vehicles. House: Transportation Referred to Transportation
HCR 158 70-0 (1987) Author: Harrison, Dudley Requesting the Texas Highway and Public Transportation Commission to expedite implementation of the 65 m.p.h. speed limit on certain highways. House: Transportation Pending in committee
SB 14 69-2 (1986) Author: Traeger, John Relating to certain temporary speed restrictions. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 81 69-3 (1986) Author: Harrison, Dudley
Sponsor: Glasgow, Bob
Relating to the national maximum speed limits. House: Transportation
Senate: State Affairs
Effective immediately
HCR 28 69-3 (1986) Author: Shaw, Larry Requesting Congress to approve legislation to allow states to set a 65 mph speed limit on rural interstate highways. House: Transportation Coauthor authorized
SB 42 69-3 (1986) Author: Glasgow, Bob Relating to a maximum prima facie speed limits on public roads. Senate: State Affairs No action taken in committee
HB 488 67-0 (1981) Author: Webber, Bobby Relating to maximum speed limits near nursing homes and hospitals. House: Transportation Referred to Committee on Transportation
HB 991 67-0 (1981) Author: Edwards, Al
Sponsor: Brooks, Chet
Relating to speed limits of trains traveling through municipalities. House: Transportation
Senate: Economic Development
Reported from committee favorably with amendments
HB 2172 67-0 (1981) Author: Smith, Terral Relating to vehicle speed restrictions. House: Transportation Referred to subcommittee
HB 2260 67-0 (1981) Author: Edwards, Al Relating to appropriations for the regulation of speed limits of trains traveling through municipalities. House: Appropriations Referred to Committee on Appropriations
SB 723 67-0 (1981) Author: Meier, Bill
Sponsor: Webber, Bobby
Relating to maximum speed limits near nursing homes and hospitals. House: Transportation
Senate: State Affairs
Committee report printed and sent to Committee on Calendars
SCR 38 67-0 (1981) Author: Traeger, John Memorializing Congress to repeal national speed limit of 55 mph. Senate: State Affairs Motion lost to suspend reg order (to consider on 2nd reading)
HB 97 67-1 (1981) Author: Edwards, Al Relating to speed limits of trains traveling through municipalities. House: Transportation Referred to Committee on Transportation
HB 476 66-0 (1979) Author: Head, Fred Relating to temporary speed limits set by the State Highway and Public Transportation Commission. House: Transportation Referred to subcommittee
HB 792 66-0 (1979) Author: Sullivant, Bill
Sponsor: Creighton, Tom
Relating to speed limits on private roads in unincorporated areas. House: Transportation
Senate: Economic Development
Effective immediately
HB 878 66-0 (1979) Author: Craddick, Tom Relating to temporary speed limits set by the State Highway and Public Transportation Commission. House: Transportation Referred to subcommittee
HCR 38 66-0 (1979) Author: Head, Fred Memorializing Congress to repeal 23 U.S.C. 154 relating to the 55 m.p.h. speed limit. House: Transportation Referred to subcommittee
SCR 27 66-0 (1979) Author: Traeger, John
Sponsor: Head, Fred
Memorializing Congress regarding repeal of 23 U.S.C. Section 154, requiring the 55mph speed limit. House: Transportation
Senate: State Affairs
Sent to Local and Consent Calendar Committee
HB 103 65-0 (1977) Author: Head, Fred Repealing the temporary speed limits set by the State Highway Commission. House: Transportation Considered by subcommittee in formal meeting
HB 1931 65-0 (1977) Author: Nugent, James E.
Sponsor: Adams, Don
Relating to maximum prima facie speed limits on federal military reservations. House: Transportation
Senate: State Affairs
Effective in 90 days
HCR 28 65-0 (1977) Author: Bigham, John R. Memorializing Congress to raise speed limit to 60 mph. on certain highways. House: Transportation Referred to Committee on Transportation
SB 72 65-0 (1977) Author: Lombardino, Frank
Sponsor: Brown, Albert "Al"
Relating to maximum speed limit near certain schools. House: Transportation
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
90 Day Bill
SB 199 65-0 (1977) Author: Meier, Bill Relating to temporary speed limits. Senate: State Affairs Considered by committee in public hearing
SB 284 65-0 (1977) Author: Farabee, Ray
Sponsor: Allred, Dave
Including certain vehicles and vehicles used for certain uses in the definition of authorized emergency vehicles and excepting them from speed regulations. House: Transportation
Senate: State Affairs
Effective immediately
HB 139 64-0 (1975) Author: Newton, Jon P.
Sponsor: Meier, Bill
Relating to extending the temporary speed limits on highways under certain circumstances. House: Transportation
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective immediately
HB 306 64-0 (1975) Author: Korioth, A.J. "Al"
Sponsor: Andujar, Betty
Relating to authority of an incorporated city, town, or village to alter maximum prima facie speed limits under certain conditions. House: Intergovernmental Affairs
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Effective immediately
HB 405 64-0 (1975) Author: Bock II, Bennie
Sponsor: Snelson, W.E. "Pete"
Relating to certain fines for speeding violations. House: Transportation
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Effective immediately
HB 406 64-0 (1975) Author: Bock II, Bennie Relating to certain fines for speeding violations. House: Transportation Considered by subcommittee in formal meeting
HB 514 64-0 (1975) Author: Baker, Andrew Z. Relating to reasonable and prudent speed under certain conditions. House: Transportation Reported from committee favorably without amendments
HB 528 64-0 (1975) Author: Laney, James
Sponsor: Mauzy, Oscar
Relating to certain speeding violations and their effect on insurance premiums and driver's license suspensions; providing penalties. House: Transportation
Senate: Jurisprudence
Defeat by Senate reported
HCR 95 64-0 (1975) Author: Bryant, John W. Relating to directing the Department of Public Safety to continue enforcing the 55 mile-per-hour speed limit. House: Transportation Referred to Committee on Transportation
HB 550 63-0 (1973) Author: Bock II, Bennie
Sponsor: Traeger, John
Relating to arrests for speeding violations by peace officers commissioned by incorporated cities and towns. House: Transportation
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Vetoed by the Governor
SB 996 63-0 (1973) Author: Wolff, Nelson Authorizing the State Highway Commission to establish maximum speed limits, unless disapproved by the Governor, on the highways of this state to protect public safety and welfare. Senate: Natural Resources Referred to Committee on Natural Resources
HB 1 63-1 (1973) Author: Davis, Bob Authorizing the State Highway Commission to establish maximum speed limits. House: Transportation Votes recorded
HB 2 63-1 (1973) Author: Geiger, Richard S. Relating to speed limits and treatment of speeding violations. House: Transportation Votes recorded
HB 6 63-1 (1973) Author: Williams, Lindon Relating to the authority of the State Highway Commission to establish maximum speed limits on highways. House: Transportation Votes recorded
HB 8 63-1 (1973) Author: Newton, Jon P. Relating to the establishment of temporary speed limits highways. House: Transportation Votes recorded
HB 10 63-1 (1973) Author: Von Dohlen, Tim Relating to maximum speed limits, speed limit signs, and the treatment of a speeding violation with respect to insurance rates and driver's license suspensions. House: Transportation Votes recorded
HCR 3 63-1 (1973) Author: Denton, Lane Requesting the State Board of Insurance to reduce automobile insurance rates in accordance with reduced speed limits. House: Insurance Referred to Committee on Insurance
SB 1 63-1 (1973) Author: Wolff, Nelson
Sponsor: Newton, Jon P.
Establishing temporary speed limits on highways in the state under certain circumstances. Senate: Committee of the Whole Effective immediately
SCR 5 63-1 (1973) Author: Schwartz, A.R. "Babe"
Sponsor: Hale, L. DeWitt
Suspending joint rules to permit consideration of Conference Committee Report on S.B. 1 at any time. Filed without Governor's signature
HB 32 62-0 (1971) Author: Kubiak, Dan Relating to the speed for motorcycles and motor-driven cycles.
SB 478 62-0 (1971) Author: Mauzy, Oscar Relating to prima facie speed limits or certain vehicles.
HB 153 59-0 (1965) Author: Traeger, John | et. al. Relating to raising the prima facie maximum speed limit for certain trucks.
SB 332 59-0 (1965) Author: Hazlewood, Grady Relating to amending certain Acts relating to the speed of pick-up trucks.
HB 50 58-0 (1963) Author: Harding, Forrest Ashby | et. al. Relating to the "Uniform Act Regulating Traffic on Highways," by adding thereto a new Article relating to speed of vehicles, rules of enforcement and admissibility of evidence.
HB 88 58-0 (1963) Author: Lattimore, James Loy | et. al. Relating to providing a maximum speed limit in county parks situated in a county that borders on the Gulf of Mexico and prohibiting the littering of such county parks; excluding beaches from the applicability of such provisions; providing a penalty for violations.
HB 92 58-0 (1963) Author: Lattimore, James Loy | et. al. Relating to authorizing the Commissioners Court of any county bordering on the Gulf of Mexico or the tidewater limits thereof to regulate the speed of motor vehicles on beaches which are open and accessible to the public, and also to prohibit the littering of such beaches.
HB 124 58-0 (1963) Author: Adams, J. Collier Relating to making it unlawful for any sheriff or other officer to make any arrest for a violation of the speed laws of motor vehicles by designedly remaining in hiding or lying in wait unobserved to trap those suspected of violating the speed laws relating to motor vehicles; providing for a penalty.
HB 198 58-0 (1963) Author: Murray, Menton J. | et. al. Relating to amending the Uniform Act Regulating Traffic on Highways relative to speed of vehicles, rules of enforcement and admissibility of evidence.
HB 338 58-0 (1963) Author: Cook, George H. Relating to the speed of vehicles; providing standards for the determination of such speeds in certain cases; providing procedures for charging violations and Rule in Civil Cases.
HJR 20 58-0 (1963) Author: McIlhany, Grainger Walter | et. al. Relating to proposing a constitutional amendment providing that the Legislature may delegate authority to zone public highways, roads, streets, and alleys or portions thereof; relating to and regulating the speed at which any motor vehicle may be operated thereon; and providing certain exceptions.
SB 5 58-0 (1963) Author: Ratliff, David W. Relating to changing the maximum lawful speed of commercial motor vehicles (except highway post offices) in locations other than business or residence districts to 55 miles per hour during the nighttime and 60 miles per hour during the daytime; making speeds in excess thereof unlawful for such motor vehicles.
SB 271 58-0 (1963) Author: Herring, Charles Relating to amending the "Uniform Act Regulating Traffic on Highways", relating to the speed of vehicles, rules of enforcement and admissibility of evidence.
HB 71 57-0 (1961) Author: Ballman, Charles Lee | et. al. Relating to prima facie speed limits of vehicles and relating to admissibility of evidence; providing an effective date.
HB 398 57-0 (1961) Author: Foreman, Wilson Relating to amending the Penal Code of Texas providing that motor vehicles engaged in the business of transporting passengers for compensation or hire, or any commercial vehicle in authorized use as a "Highway Post Office" vehicle shall observe the same speed limits as those prescribed for all passenger vehicles.
HB 737 57-0 (1961) Author: Adams, J. Collier Relating to making it unlawful for any sheriff or other officer to make any arrest for a violation of the speed laws of motor vehicles by designedly remaining in hiding or lying in wait unobserved to trap those suspected of violating the speed laws relating to motor vehicles; providing for a penalty; providing that any officer failing to take a complaint or prosecute an officer violating the provisions of this Act shall be removed from office.
HB 757 57-0 (1961) Author: Atwell, Ben Relating to amending a certain Act relating to the speed of vehicles on highways.
HJR 9 57-0 (1961) Author: James, Tom | et. al. Relating to proposing an amendment to the Constitution of Texas providing that the Legislature may delegate authority to zone public highways, roads, streets, and alleys or portions thereof; relating to regulating the speed at which any motor vehicle may be operated thereon; and providing certain exceptions.
SB 20 57-0 (1961) Author: Smith, Preston Earnest Relating to amending the Uniform Act Regulating Traffic on Highways; relating to maximum and minimum speeds of vehicles; providing for an effective date.
SB 95 57-0 (1961) Author: Parkhouse, George M. Relating to amending the Penal Code of the State of Texas to fix the speed of motor vehicles engaged in this state, including those used for the business of transporting passengers for compensation or hire.
SB 255 57-0 (1961) Author: Willis, Doyle | et. al. Relating to amending a certain Act relating to the establishment of speed limits on turnpikes operated by the Texas Turnpike Authority.
SB 354 57-0 (1961) Author: Hazlewood, Grady Relating to amending the Penal Code to provide speed limits for trailers and semi-trailers gross weight less than 1,500 pounds same as passenger automobiles.
SJR 1 57-0 (1961) Author: Smith, Preston Earnest Relating to proposing an amendment to the Constitution of Texas to provide that the Legislature may delegate authority to zone public highways, roads, streets, and alleys or portions thereof; relating to and regulating the speed at which any motor vehicle may be operated thereon.
HB 75 56-0 (1959) Author: Anderson, Louis H. Relating to amending the Uniform Act Regulating Traffic on Highways; relating to speed limits of vehicles; providing an effective date.
HB 844 56-0 (1959) Author: Mays, Jr., Abe M. Relating to regulating the speed limit of trucks driving at speed of fifty-five (55) miles per hour or more, with gross loads of more than twenty-five thousand (25,000) pounds, providing for penalties therefor, and the manner and means of enforcing the provisions of this Act.
HB 872 56-0 (1959) Author: James, Tom Relating to amending the Uniform Act Regulating Traffic on Highways relative to maximum and minimum speeds of vehicles.
HJR 11 56-0 (1959) Author: Anderson, Louis H. Proposing an amendment providing that the Legislature may delegate authority to zone public highways, roads, streets, and alleys or portions thereof; regulating the speed at which any motor vehicle may be operated thereon.
SB 328 56-0 (1959) Author: Hazlewood, Grady Relating to regulating the speed limit of trucks driving at speeds of fifty-five (55) miles per hour or more, with gross loads of more than twenty-five thousand (25,000) pounds, providing for penalties therefore, and the manner and means of enforcing the provisions of this Act.
SB 399 56-0 (1959) Author: Krueger, Culp Relating to raising the speed limit on trailers and semi-trailers traveling on the highway from Forty-five (45) miles per hour at all times to Sixty (60) miles per hour during the daytime and Fifty-five (55) miles per hour at nighttime.
HB 40 56-1 (1959) Author: Anderson, Louis H. Relating to prima facie speed limits of vehicles.
HB 39 56-2 (1959) Author: Anderson, Louis H. Relating to prima facie speed limits of vehicles; providing an effective date.
SB 29 56-2 (1959) Author: Owen, III, Frank Relating to prima facie speed limits of vehicles; providing an effective date.
HB 38 56-3 (1959) Author: Anderson, Louis H. Relating to prima facie speed limits of vehicles and relating to admissibility of evidence.
SB 17 56-3 (1959) Author: Owen, III, Frank Relating to prima facie speed limits of vehicles and relating to admissibility of evidence.
HB 18 55-0 (1957) Author: Anderson, Louis H. Relating to more adequately providing for the effective regulation of traffic on highways for the purpose of improving traffic safety and the facilitation of vehicular traffic upon the roads of this State.
HJR 49 55-0 (1957) Author: Anderson, Louis H. Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of Texas providing that the Legislature may delegate authority to zone public highways, roads, streets, and alleys or portions thereof, relating to and regulating the speed at which any motor vehicle may be operated thereon, and providing certain exceptions.
SJR 19 55-0 (1957) Author: Hardeman, Dorsey B. Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of Texas providing that the Legislature may delegate authority to zone public highways, roads, streets, and alleys or portions thereof; relating to and regulating the speed at which any motor vehicle may be operated thereon.
HB 85 54-0 (1955) Author: Yezak, Herman Relating to amending Statutes relating to operation by vehicles on highways; defining the term "light commercial vehicle" and "open separated flow highway" and fixing maximum speed limits for light commercial vehicles and certain vehicles on open separated flow highways.
HB 525 54-0 (1955) Author: Chapman, Joe N. Relating to amending the Penal Code relative to highway speed limits; prescribing speed limits on open separated flow highways; providing a severability clause; providing a repealing clause.
HB 526 54-0 (1955) Author: de la Garza, II, Eligio "Kika" | et. al. Relating to amending certain Acts so as to prescribe the speed limit for commercial motor vehicles which are used as "Highway Post Office" vehicles.
HB 700 54-0 (1955) Author: Anderson, Louis H. Relating to amending certain Acts regulating the rate and speed of vehicles.
HB 819 54-0 (1955) Author: Johnson, J. Pearce Relating to defining Radar; requiring the adoption by the Texas Highway Department of Uniform Signs, giving notice that radar is being used in the enforcement of speed regulations; requiring the erection and maintenance of such signs at certain locations by The Highway Department and all counties, precincts and municipalities where radar is being used in the enforcement of speed regulations; providing uniform procedures for the testing of radar equipment; providing for the admissibility in criminal proceedings of evidence of the speed of motor vehicles derived from the use of an electronic device which uses radio microwaves in measuring such speed.
SB 226 54-0 (1955) Author: Kelley, Rogers Relating to amending certain Acts relating to the speed of vehicles on highways; changing the prima facie lawful speed limits for certain classes of vehicles operated under certain conditions.
SB 310 54-0 (1955) Author: Hazlewood, Grady Relating to speed of certain commercial motor vehicles on the highways; fixing the speed limits for commercial vehicles having a net carrying capacity of 2000 pounds or less.
HB 43 53-0 (1953) Author: Smith, Vernon Eugene "Gene" Relating to amending the Uniform Act Regulating Traffic on Highways, to provide methods and procedure for installation, operation, alteration, and removal of traffic signs and fixing of speed limits on certain highways in cities and towns of less than a certain population in counties of more than a certain population; providing for the administration thereof; providing for fines, penalties, and suits for the enforcement thereof.
HB 333 53-0 (1953) Author: Bates, Garth C. Relating to amending the Penal Code relative to violation of promise to appear by persons arrested for speeding by extending the time for notices to appear in court and by providing that notices to appear need not be given to persons operating vehicles not registered in Texas nor to non-residents.
HB 429 53-0 (1953) Author: Murray, Menton J. Relating to re-enacting and Amending certain Acts providing restrictions regarding the speed of any vehicle.
HB 668 53-0 (1953) Author: Burkett, Omar Relating to providing a fine of not more than Twenty-five Dollars ($25) for the first conviction as a speeder, and a fine of not more than Fifty Dollars ($50) for subsequent convictions; providing for a speed limit applicable to persons convicted of speeding more than five times; providing that a governor may be attached to any vehicle driven by such person; providing for additional penalties of fine and imprisonment upon conviction again within six (6) months; providing for a list of speeders to be made available to law enforcement officers.
HB 105 52-0 (1951) Author: Abington, William Henry Relating to making it the duty of and to direct the State Highway Department to erect and maintain signs showing the maximum lawful speed for commercial motor vehicles, truck tractors, trailers, and semitrailers (trucks) and motor vehicles engaged in the business of transporting passengers for compensation or hire (buses).
HB 458 52-0 (1951) Author: Murray, Menton J. Relating to amending the Penal Code to provide restrictions regarding the speed of any vehicle; defining certain terms; authorizing the State Highway Commission, the County Commissioners' Courts, and the Governing Bodies of Incorporated Cities and Towns upon the basis of an engineering and traffic investigation to fix the maximum legal speed on highways, roads, and streets within their respective jurisdictions at a speed greater or less than the maximum hereinbefore fixed by this Act subject to certain exceptions.
SB 19 52-0 (1951) Author: Wagonseller, Wayne Warren Relating to make it the duty of and to direct the State Highway Department to erect and maintain signs showing the maximum lawful speed for commercial motor vehicles, truck tractors, trailers, and semi-trailers (trucks); and motor vehicles engaged in the business of transporting passengers for compensation or hire (buses); providing where such signs shall be erected and maintained.
HB 212 51-0 (1949) Author: Murray, Menton J. Relating to making it unlawful to drive or operate any motor or other vehicle upon any beach in the State at a rate of speed in excess of twenty-five (25) miles per hour during the daytime or in excess of twenty (20) miles per hour during the nighttime, or at any time while the operator of such vehicle is intoxicated, providing for arrest without warrant for such violations; defining the terms "daytime" and "beach" and providing a penalty.
SB 176 51-0 (1949) Author: Kelley, Rogers Relating to making it unlawful to drive or operate any motor or other vehicle upon any beach in the State at a rate of speed in excess of twenty-five (25) milers per hour during the daytime and in excess of twenty (20) miles per hour during the nighttime, or at any time while the operator of such vehicle is intoxicated; providing for arrest without warrant for such violations; defining beach and providing the penalty.
HB 597 49-0 (1945) Author: Bridgers, William W. "Billy" Relating to authorizing the Commissioners' Court of any county having a population of over 100,000 inhabitants to adopt regulations and provide penalties for violations thereto relating to speeding and all other matters incidental to protection of the public in the use of county roads by pedestrians and vehicles where such roads do not form a part of the highway system and fall outside of the city limits of said incorporated city.
HB 232 48-0 (1943) Author: Geraughty, Pat H. | et. al. Relating to amending statute relating to the speed of motor vehicles; providing a saving clause; repealing all laws and parts of laws in conflict.
HB 77 47-0 (1941) Author: Stanford, Jr., James A. | et. al. Relating to amending the General and Special Laws relative to fixing the speed and rate of motor vehicles on public highways.
HB 684 47-0 (1941) Author: Celaya, Augustine Relating to providing that it shall be unlawful for any person to operate or drive a motor or other vehicle upon any road in any public park under the control of the Texas State Parks Board at a rate of speed in excess of twenty (20) miles per hour, providing a penalty and authorizing any peace officer to arrest without a warrant for any violation of any provision of this Act.
HB 1074 47-0 (1941) Author: Stanford, Jr., James A. | et. al. Relating to amending a certain Act prescribing the rate and speed of motor or other vehicles upon the public highways of Texas, and within the corporate limits of an incorporated city or town, and within any town or village not incorporated.
SB 34 47-0 (1941) Author: Brownlee, J. Houghton Relating to amending certain Act by increasing the general Speed Limit.
HB 751 46-0 (1939) Author: Goodman, James H. Relating to amending a certain Article of the Penal Code of the State of Texas relative to the speed of motor vehicles.
SB 362 46-0 (1939) Author: Winfield, Henry L. Relating to amending a certain General Law relating to limiting rate and speed of motor vehicles.
HB 260 43-0 (1933) Author: Metcalfe, Penrose B. Relating to the speed of motor vehicles, shall not apply to fire patrols or motor vehicles operated by the fire department of any city, town or village responding to calls, nor to police patrols or physicians and/or ambulances responding to emergency calls.
SB 164 43-0 (1933) Author: Duggan, Arthur Pope Relating to repealing certain Article of the Penal Code, which provides that the operators of motor vehicles in passing each other on the state highways shall slow down their speed to fifteen miles an hour.
HB 326 40-0 (1927) Author: Williamson, W. Albert "Cap" | et. al. Relating to the better enforcement of laws relating to the registration of motor vehicles and motorcycles; establishing a State Highway Patrol.
HB 535 38-0 (1923) Author: Williamson, W. Albert "Cap" Relating to fixing the rate of speed for motor vehicles upon the public highways of the State and within the corporate limits of any incorporated cities or towns and within the boundaries of towns and villages not incorporated.
HB 545 35-0 (1917) Author: Russell, James Colon Relating to prohibiting automobiles and motorcycles from running at a greater speed than eight miles per hour in incorporated towns and villages; declaring a penalty and who shall be liable.
SB 460 35-0 (1917) Author: Clark, Isaac Edgar Relating to fixing a speed limit for automobiles and motor vehicles on the public road; creating a misdemeanor and providing penalties.
HB 473 22-0 (1891) Relating to fast riding and driving on bridges.

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