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HB 2751 85-0 (2017) Author: Raymond, Richard Peña Relating to the classification of certain streaming video as tangible personal property for purposes of the sales and use tax. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HB 87 84-0 (2015) Author: González, Mary Relating to the collection and recycling of computer and television equipment by certain retailers; providing for the imposition of administrative penalties. House: Environmental Regulation Left pending in committee
HB 423 84-0 (2015) Author: Farias, Joe Relating to prohibiting the land disposal of computer equipment and certain television equipment. House: Environmental Regulation Referred to Environmental Regulation
HB 2896 84-0 (2015) Author: Parker, Tan | et. al.
Sponsor: Bettencourt, Paul
Relating to apportionment of certain receipts of a broadcaster under the franchise tax. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Finance
Effective on . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
HB 3482 84-0 (2015) Author: Bonnen, Dennis Relating to the franchise tax; decreasing franchise tax rates. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
SB 1783 84-0 (2015) Author: Bettencourt, Paul Relating to apportionment of certain receipts of a broadcaster under the franchise tax. Senate: Finance Referred to Finance
HB 648 83-0 (2013) Author: Farias, Joe | et. al. Relating to notice and information provided by a municipal solid waste facility and a commercial transporter of solid waste regarding recycling programs for certain electronic waste. House: Environmental Regulation Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 1043 83-0 (2013) Author: Lewis, Tryon | et. al.
Sponsor: Duncan, Robert
Relating to the offense of the unauthorized duplication of certain recordings. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective immediately
HB 1133 83-0 (2013) Author: Otto, John | et. al.
Sponsor: Estes, Craig
Relating to a sales and use tax refund for tangible personal property used to provide cable television service, Internet access service, or telecommunications services and to the exclusion of that property in certain economic development agreements. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Finance
Effective on 9/1/13
HB 1346 83-0 (2013) Author: González, Mary Relating to the collection and recycling of computer and television equipment by certain retailers; providing for the imposition of administrative penalties. House: Environmental Regulation Left pending in committee
HB 1900 83-0 (2013) Author: Eiland, Craig | et. al. Relating to exempting certain amounts charged for certain cable television services from the sales and use tax. House: Ways & Means Left pending in committee
HB 2145 83-0 (2013) Author: Hilderbran, Harvey Relating to apportionment of certain receipts of a broadcaster under the franchise tax. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Finance
Referred to s/c on Fiscal Matters by Chair
HB 2642 83-0 (2013) Author: Davis, John Relating to information on the moving image industry incentive program. House: Culture, Recreation & Tourism Left pending in committee
HB 3388 83-0 (2013) Author: Hilderbran, Harvey Relating to the computation of costs of goods sold for purposes of the franchise tax by certain taxable entities engaged in film or motion picture exhibition. House: Ways & Means Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 3389 83-0 (2013) Author: Hilderbran, Harvey Relating to apportionment of the programming and subscription revenue of direct-to-home satellite service providers under the franchise tax. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HB 3465 83-0 (2013) Author: Bohac, Dwayne Relating to standards for recycling or reusing computer and television equipment. House: Environmental Regulation Placed on General State Calendar
SB 575 83-0 (2013) Author: Duncan, Robert Relating to the offense of the unauthorized duplication of certain recordings. Senate: Jurisprudence Referred to Jurisprudence
SB 762 83-0 (2013) Author: Carona, John Relating to a prohibition on the disposal of certain used equipment at a municipal solid waste facility; creating an offense. Senate: Natural Resources Left pending in committee
SB 1330 83-0 (2013) Author: Estes, Craig Relating to a sales and use tax exemption for tangible personal property used to provide cable television service, Internet access service, or telecommunications services and to the exclusion of that property in certain economic development agreements. Senate: Finance Reported from s/c favorably with substitute
SB 1465 83-0 (2013) Author: Estes, Craig Relating to exempting certain amounts charged for certain cable television services from the sales and use tax. Senate: Finance Referred to s/c on Fiscal Matters by Chair
HB 88 82-0 (2011) Author: Cook, Byron Relating to the sale, recovery, and recycling of certain television equipment; providing administrative penalties. House: Environmental Regulation Referred to Environmental Regulation
HB 1966 82-0 (2011) Author: Chisum, Warren | et. al. Relating to the sale, recovery, and recycling of certain television equipment; providing administrative penalties. House: Environmental Regulation Left pending in committee
HB 3675 82-0 (2011) Author: Eiland, Craig Relating to assessments and taxes on subscription video service providers. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 3737 82-0 (2011) Author: Martinez, Armando Relating to broadcasting of athletic competitions sponsored or sanctioned by the University Interscholastic League. House: Public Education Referred to Public Education
HR 2518 82-0 (2011) Author: Hilderbran, Harvey Suspending limitations on conference committee jurisdiction, S.B. No. 1087. Reported enrolled
SB 329 82-0 (2011) Author: Watson, Kirk | et. al.
Sponsor: Chisum, Warren | et. al.
Relating to the sale, recovery, and recycling of certain television equipment; providing administrative penalties. House: Environmental Regulation
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective on 9/1/11
SB 1087 82-0 (2011) Author: Carona, John
Sponsor: Hilderbran, Harvey
Relating to state-issued certificates of franchise authority to provide cable service and video service. House: State Affairs
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective on 9/1/11
SR 1206 82-0 (2011) Author: Carona, John Suspending limitations on conference committee jurisdiction, S.B. No. 1087. Reported enrolled
HB 821 81-0 (2009) Author: Leibowitz, David | et. al.
Sponsor: Watson, Kirk | et. al.
Relating to the sale, recovery, and recycling of certain television equipment; providing administrative penalties. House: Environmental Regulation
Senate: Business & Commerce
Vetoed by the Governor
HB 873 81-0 (2009) Author: Dukes, Dawnna | et. al.
Sponsor: Deuell, Bob | et. al.
Relating to incentives for the film, television, video, and digital interactive media production industries. House: Culture, Recreation & Tourism
Senate: Economic Development
Effective immediately
HB 1189 81-0 (2009) Author: Bonnen, Dennis | et. al. Relating to a program for the recycling of electronic equipment of consumers in this state; providing administrative penalties. House: Environmental Regulation Referred to Environmental Regulation
HB 1953 81-0 (2009) Author: Davis, Yvonne | et. al. Relating to the provision of video programming service to consumers. House: Business & Industry Left pending in subcommittee
HB 3862 81-0 (2009) Author: Cook, Byron Relating to the sale, recovery, and recycling of certain television equipment; providing administrative penalties. House: Environmental Regulation Referred to Environmental Regulation
HB 3893 81-0 (2009) Author: Oliveira, Rene Relating to the rate of the state sales tax on direct broadcast satellite service. House: Ways & Means Left pending in committee
SB 605 81-0 (2009) Author: Deuell, Bob | et. al. Relating to incentives for the film, television, video, and digital interactive media production industries. Senate: Economic Development Co-author authorized
SB 761 81-0 (2009) Author: Watson, Kirk | et. al. Relating to a program for the recycling of electronic equipment of consumers in this state; providing administrative penalties. Senate: Natural Resources Left pending in committee
SB 2326 81-0 (2009) Author: Hegar, Glenn Relating to the sale, recovery, and recycling of certain television equipment; providing administrative penalties. Senate: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
HB 374 80-0 (2007) Author: Pickett, Joseph | et. al.
Sponsor: Zaffirini, Judith
Relating to use of state buildings and grounds by a television or film production company. House: State Affairs
Senate: Government Organization
Effective on 9/1/07
HB 608 80-0 (2007) Author: Hodge, Terri Relating to access to television by inmates confined by the Texas Department of Criminal Justice in death row segregation. House: Corrections Left pending in committee
HB 3394 79-0 (2005) Author: Brown, Fred Relating to use of certain video equipment and television receivers. House: Transportation Referred to Transportation
HB 30 78-0 (2003) Author: Hodge, Terri Relating to the application of certain taxes on persons exclusively involved in television, motion picture, video, and audio productions. House: Ways & Means Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 1750 78-0 (2003) Author: Thompson, Senfronia Relating to disclosure of price information in a written advertisement for certain communications services or equipment; providing a civil penalty. House: Regulated Industries Left pending in committee
HB 176 77-0 (2001) Author: Luna, Vilma
Sponsor: West, Royce
Relating to the use of certain communication equipment in certain civil and criminal pretrial and trial proceedings. House: Civil Practices
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective immediately
HB 732 77-0 (2001) Author: Jones, Jesse | et. al. Relating to disclosure of price information in a written advertisement for certain communications services; providing a civil penalty. House: Business & Industry Left pending in committee
HB 939 77-0 (2001) Author: Hodge, Terri | et. al.
Sponsor: Carona, John
Relating to the application of certain taxes on persons involved in television, motion picture, video, and audio productions. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Finance
No action taken in committee
HB 1034 77-0 (2001) Author: Thompson, Senfronia
Sponsor: Carona, John
Relating to disclosure of price information in a written advertisement for certain communications services or equipment; providing a civil penalty. House: Business & Industry
Senate: Business & Commerce
Left pending in committee
HB 1300 77-0 (2001) Author: Gray, Patricia Relating to a requirement that certain utilities provide customers with toll-free telephone numbers for certain purposes. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 1400 77-0 (2001) Author: Brimer, Kim Relating to the regulation of cable television companies and cable television services; providing administrative penalties. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HCR 39 77-0 (2001) Author: Najera, Manny Requesting radio and television stations to review drug advertisements to make sure they comply with federal law. House: Public Health Left pending in committee
HB 1415 76-0 (1999) Author: Uher, D.R. Relating to theft of cable television services; providing penalties. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
SB 671 76-0 (1999) Author: Whitmire, John Relating to theft of or tampering with multichannel video or information services; providing penalties. Senate: Criminal Justice Referred to Criminal Justice
HB 1096 75-0 (1997) Author: Swinford, David Relating to using closed circuit television to enter a plea or waive a right in a criminal case. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
SB 121 75-0 (1997) Author: Bivins, Teel | et. al.
Sponsor: Swinford, David
Relating to the use of closed circuit video teleconferencing to enter a plea or waive a right in a criminal case. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
Effective in 90 days -- 9/01/97
SB 492 74-0 (1995) Author: Bivins, Teel Relating to using closed circuit television to enter a plea or waive a right in a criminal case. Senate: Criminal Justice Referred to Criminal Justice
SB 837 74-0 (1995) Author: Brown, J.E. Relating to television viewing by inmates and defendants in the custody of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice. Senate: Criminal Justice Referred to Criminal Justice
HB 2274 72-0 (1991) Author: Naishtat, Elliott Relating to exemptions from ad valorem taxations for television and radio stations that produce or broadcast public interest programming. House: Ways & Means Reported from s/c favorably with substitute
SB 670 72-0 (1991) Author: Barrientos, Gonzalo
Sponsor: Naishtat, Elliott
Relating to exemptions from ad valorem taxations for television stations that produce or broadcast public interest programming. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Finance
Effective on 1/1/92
HB 109 72-1 (1991) Author: Swinford, David Relating to the installation of a television production facility by a state agency. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 363 71-0 (1989) Author: Warner, Larry Relating to exemption from ad valorem taxation the property of nonprofit television and radio stations that provide cultural, educational, or other public interest programming. House: Ways & Means Referred to subcommittee
HB 831 71-0 (1989) Author: Warner, Larry Relating to exempting from ad valorem taxation the property of nonprofit television and radio stations that provide educational, cultural, or other public interest programming. House: Ways & Means Referred to subcommittee
HB 2440 71-0 (1989) Author: Berlanga, Hugo Relating to creating a statewide resource for public education and citizen information, through Texas public television and radio stations. House: State Affairs 1st Printing sent to Comm. on Cal.
HB 2886 71-0 (1989) Author: Smith, Terral Relating to competition and trade practices regarding the sale or distribution of satellite television programming; providing a civil penalty. House: Business & Commerce Referred to subcommittee
SB 131 71-0 (1989) Author: Uribe, Hector Relating to exempting from ad valorem taxation the property of nonprofit television and radio stations that provide educational, cultural, or other public interest programming. Senate: Finance Referred to Special Subcommittee
SB 1053 71-0 (1989) Author: Krier, Cynthia Relating to creating a statewide resource for public education and citizen information, through Texas public television and radio stations. Senate: Education Referred to Education
SB 1265 71-0 (1989) Author: Harris, O.H. Relating to unlawful practices related to satellite programming; providing a civil penalty. Senate: Economic Development Reported favorably with substitute
HB 133 70-0 (1987) Author: Melton, Bob
Sponsor: Glasgow, Bob
Relating to the application of local sales and use taxes to cable television services. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Finance
Effective on 9/1/87
HB 916 70-0 (1987) Author: Warner, Larry Relating to exempting from ad valorem taxation the property of nonprofit television and radio stations that provide cultural, educational, or public interest programming. House: Ways & Means Reported from s/c favorably w/amdt(s)
SB 374 70-0 (1987) Author: Uribe, Hector Relating to exemptions from ad valorem taxation. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Finance
Referred to Ways & Means
SB 1329 70-0 (1987) Author: Leedom, John Relating to prohibited activities for cable television systems. Senate: Economic Development No action taken in committee
HB 161 70-2 (1987) Author: Beauchamp, Jerry Relating to the sales and use tax rate to cable television services. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HB 26 69-0 (1985) Author: Wilson, Ron Relating to a requirement that persons employed on network television productions filmed in Texas reflect the cultural diversity of the state. House: Cultural & Historical Resources Referred to subcommittee
HB 485 69-0 (1985) Author: Uher, D.R.
Sponsor: Montford, John
Relating to the offenses of use and manufacture, sale, or distribution of devices used to intercept, descramble, or decode subscription television transmissions and cable television services, the offense of making or maintaining an unauthorized cable connection, and to civil actions related to those offenses. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Jurisprudence
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HB 1651 69-0 (1985) Author: Price, Albert Relating to access to a cable television channel for a school district. House: Public Education Coauthor authorized
HR 4 69-3 (1986) Author: Dutton, Jr., Harold V. Requesting the Public Utility Commission to conduct a study of state regulation of the cable television industry.
HB 406 68-0 (1983) Author: Hernandez, Joe Relating to the providing of equal community antenna or cable television service to residential and commercial customers. House: Urban Affairs Referred to subcommittee
HB 473 68-0 (1983) Author: Wilson, Ron Relating to the regulation of cable and community antenna television utilities. House: Urban Affairs Referred to Committee on Urban Affairs
HB 907 68-0 (1983) Author: Uher, D.R. Relating to the offenses of use and manufacture, sale, or distribution of devices used to intercept television transmissions and cable television services and the offense of making or maintaining an unauthorized cable connection. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Committee on Criminal Jurisprudence
HB 939 68-0 (1983) Author: Uher, D.R. Relating to the installation and maintenance of community antenna or cable television equipment. House: Urban Affairs No action taken
HB 1774 68-0 (1983) Author: Hackney, Clint Relating to the use of television type receiving equipment in motor vehicles. House: Transportation See remarks
HB 2235 68-0 (1983) Author: Turner, Jim Relating to franchise agreements between cities and cable television companies. House: Urban Affairs Postponed
HB 2339 68-0 (1983) Author: Harrison, Jr., W.O. "Bill"
Sponsor: Sharp, John
Relating to the regulation of cable television; providing penalties. House: Urban Affairs Referred to Committee on Urban Affairs
HR 451 68-0 (1983) Author: Hill, Gerald Authorizing the Texas Legislature to take appropriate action to oppose enactment of Senate Bill 66, 98th Congress and any future legislation which would preempt regulatory authority of local governments over cable television. House: Urban Affairs
SB 643 68-0 (1983) Author: Farabee, Ray
Sponsor: Uher, D.R.
Relating to the installation and maintenance of community antenna or cable television equipment. House: Urban Affairs
Senate: State Affairs
Effective immediately
SB 1095 68-0 (1983) Author: Whitmire, John
Sponsor: Hackney, Clint
Relating to equipping motor vehicles with television-type receiving equipment used exclusively for the purpose of receiving digital information. House: Transportation
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on . . . . . . . . . .
SB 1104 68-0 (1983) Author: Doggett, Lloyd
Sponsor: Uher, D.R.
Relating to the offenses of use and manufacture, sale, or distribution of devices used to intercept television transmissions and cable television services and the offense of making or maintaining an unauthorized cable connection; to certain presumptions; and to private rights of action for injunctive relief against a violator; defining offenses and providing civil and criminal penalties. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Jurisprudence
Placed on daily Major State Calendar
HB 104 68-2 (1984) Author: English, Roy Relating to the imposition, rate, administration, collection, and civil and criminal enforcement of a tax on the gross receipts of subscription television companies. House: Ways & Means See remarks
HB 85 67-0 (1981) Author: Hudson III, Samuel Relating to local regulation of cable television. House: Intergovernmental Affairs Referred to subcommittee
HB 165 67-0 (1981) Author: Hudson III, Samuel Relating to certain sales of television receivers that are not equipped with interference filters. House: Business & Industry Referred to subcommittee
HB 256 67-0 (1981) Author: Elizondo, Paul Relating to state funding of instructional television in public schools. House: Public Education Coauthor authorized
HB 289 67-0 (1981) Author: Watson, Ed Relating to regulation of the rates and services of cable and community antenna television utilities. House: State Affairs Referred to Committee on State Affairs
SB 211 67-0 (1981) Author: Parker, Carl
Sponsor: McFarland, Bob
Relating to tampering with equipment of or the unauthorized procuring, diversion, or use of services of public communication, public transportation, public water, gas, power supply, telecommunications, or other public service and the unauthorized use or manufacture, sale, or distribution to aid in the unauthorized use of subscription television decoding and interception devices; providing criminal and civil penalties and enforcement procedures. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on . . . . . . . . . .
SB 361 67-0 (1981) Author: Mauzy, Oscar Relating to state funding of instructional television in public schools. Senate: Finance Referred to Committee on Finance
SB 795 67-0 (1981) Author: Parker, Carl Relating to the creation of criminal offenses for and civil actions against use, manufacture, distribution, or sale of unauthorized devices to intercept subscription television service. Senate: Economic Development Referred to Committee on Economic Development
HB 75 66-0 (1979) Author: Hudson III, Samuel Relating to civil liability, damages, and attorney's fees for interfering with radio or television reception. House: Business & Industry Referred to Committee on Business and Industry
HB 186 66-0 (1979) Author: Hudson III, Samuel Relating to certain sales of television receivers that are not equipped with interference filters. House: Business & Industry Scheduled for public hearing on . . . . . .
SB 290 66-0 (1979) Author: Mauzy, Oscar Recognizing the educational and public service resources represented by the public television stations of Texas; declaring public policy regarding these stations; charging the Coordinating Board, Texas College and University System, with the appropriate development of public television in Texas; defining its special duties and powers for this purpose. Senate: Education Scheduled for public hearing on . . . . . .
HB 383 65-0 (1977) Author: Hudson III, Samuel Relating to civil, liability, damages, and attorney's fees for interfering with radio or television reception. House: Judiciary Referred to Committee on Judiciary
HB 799 65-0 (1977) Author: Delco, Wilhelmina
Sponsor: Mauzy, Oscar
Relating to financial support for instructional television services. House: Public Education
Senate: Education
Reported from committee favorably
HB 1273 65-0 (1977) Author: Green, Gene Relating to jurisdiction of the Public Utilities Commission of Texas over public utilities providing cable television service or community antenna television service. House: State Affairs Referred to Committee on State Affairs
HB 1440 65-0 (1977) Author: Hudson III, Samuel Relating to certain sales of television receivers that are not equipped with interference filters. House: Business & Industry Considered by subcommittee in formal meeting
SB 358 65-0 (1977) Author: Mauzy, Oscar Relating to financial support for instructional television services. Senate: Education Reported from committee favorably
SB 402 65-0 (1977) Author: Mauzy, Oscar Recognizing the educational and public service resources represented by the public television stations of Texas; declaring public policy regarding these stations; charging the Coordinating Board, Texas College and University System, with the appropriate development of public television in Texas; defining its special duties and powers for this purpose. Senate: Education Referred to subcommittee
HB 1445 64-0 (1975) Author: McAlister, R.B. Relating to finanacial support for instructional television services for public school districts. House: Public Education Referred to Committee on Public Education
SB 607 64-0 (1975) Author: McKinnon, Mike Providing state financial support on a limited basis for instructional television services and equipment. Senate: Education Reported from committee favorably with amendments
SB 710 64-0 (1975) Author: Mauzy, Oscar
Sponsor: McAlister, R.B.
Recognizing the educational and public service resources represented by the noncommerical educational/public television stations of Texas; declaring public policy regarding these stations; charging the Coordinating Board, Texas College and University Systems, with the appropriate development of educational/public television in Texas. House: Higher Education
Senate: Education
Reported from committee with substitute
HB 282 63-0 (1973) Author: Green, Forrest Relating to regulation of the sale and serial numbers of certain electronic entertainment equipment; providing penalties. House: Business & Industry Referred to subcommittee
HB 1616 63-0 (1973) Author: Cole, James D. Relating to the theft of cable television services; amending the Penal Code of Texas, 1925, by adding Article 1555d; and declaring an emergency. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to subcommittee
SB 230 63-0 (1973) Author: Mauzy, Oscar Relating to financial support for instructional television services for school districts. Senate: Finance Referred to Committee on Finance
HB 1712 62-0 (1971) Author: McAlister, R.B. Relating to the powers and duties of the Western Information Network Association.
SB 224 61-0 (1969) Author: Mauzy, Oscar | et. al. Relating to authorizing publication of legal notices by means of radio or television broadcast.
HB 905 60-0 (1967) Author: Stroud, James W. Relating to prohibiting television "blackouts" of professional football games in certain circumstances.
SB 401 60-0 (1967) Author: Strong, Jack B. | et. al. Relating to the creation and operation of the Texas Information Network Association.
SB 484 60-0 (1967) Author: Hall, Ralph M. Relating to prohibiting television "blackouts" of professional football games in certain circumstances.
HB 605 59-0 (1965) Author: Kothmann, Glenn Relating to providing financial support from State Funds on a limited basis for the development of instructional television services toward the enhancement of classroom instruction in the public elementary and secondary school system of Texas.
HB 694 59-0 (1965) Author: Sherman, W.C. "Bud" Relating to the licensing and regulation of persons engaged in the business of providing radio and television service.
HB 941 59-0 (1965) Author: Alaniz, John C. Relating to providing that any person, firm, or corporation that has a television tower or similar structure licensed by the Federal Communications Commission and located within the State of Texas be required to have continuously burning red lights, or continuously burning flashing red lights, or both, in operation thereon at whatever prescribed intervals and subject to whatever prescribed conditions they are under license required to maintain.
SB 149 59-0 (1965) Author: Richter, Walter Hoppe Relating to providing financial support from state funds on a limited basis for the development of instructional television services toward the enhancement of classroom instruction in the public elementary and secondary school system of Texas.
SB 189 59-0 (1965) Author: Hazlewood, Grady Relating to providing for the creation of Television Translator Systems.
HB 568 58-0 (1963) Author: Thompson, Fritz Relating to amending to provide that a certain franchise tax shall not apply to translator systems of a nonprofit nature, which are established for the purpose of disseminating television signals to the general public on a voluntary participating basis.
HB 920 58-0 (1963) Author: Alaniz, John C. Relating to providing that any person, firm, or corporation that has a television tower or similar structure licensed by the Federal Communications Commission and located within the State of Texas be required to have continuously burning flashing red lights, or continuously burning flashing red lights, or both, in operation thereon at whatever prescribed intervals and subject to whatever prescribed conditions they are under license required to maintain; providing that any guy wires upholding said towers or similar structures that have less than a sixty (60) degree angle with the ground be required to have at least two (2) continuously burning flashing red lights on levels at approximately three-fourths (3/4), one-half (1/2), and one-fourth (1/4) of the overall length of any such guy wire, and installed so as to be visible from any angle of approach; providing certain penalties.
SB 311 58-0 (1963) Author: Rogers, Andrew J. "Andy" Relating to prohibiting the use of television signals transmitted by a television translator rebroadcast station without the prior consent of the station; providing certain exceptions; providing a penalty for violations.
SB 379 58-0 (1963) Author: Herring, Charles Relating to providing financial support from State Funds on a limited basis for the development of instructional television services toward the enhancement of classroom instruction in the public elementary and secondary school system of Texas; making the Act effective for the school year beginning 1963-64 and thereafter.
HB 300 57-0 (1961) Author: Bridges, Ronald Wayne Relating to creating the Texas Board of Television-Radio Examiners; providing for state control of licensing of Television-Radio Service Dealers, Master Television-Radio Technicians, Television-Radio Technicians and Apprentice Television-Radio Technicians.
HB 481 56-0 (1959) Author: Cannon, Joe Barnett | et. al. Relating to amending certain acts so as to change the payment date of tax on radios and television sets; allocating certain fees and penalties.
HB 585 56-0 (1959) Author: Oliver, W. T. "Boss Cajun" Relating to levying an occupation tax upon the business of publication of newspapers, operation of television stations, operation of radio broadcasting stations and the business of outdoor advertising by billboards; prescribing penalties.
HB 760 56-0 (1959) Author: Johnston, Dean Francis Relating to directing and authorizing the Commissioner of Education of Texas to conduct a certain pilot experiment in the use of educational television; making an appropriation therefor.
HB 630 54-0 (1955) Author: Sandahl, Jr., Charles L. Relating to imposing an excise tax upon the sale of radios and television sets equal to two and two-tenths per cent (2 2/10%) of the retail value thereof with certain exemptions.
HB 753 54-0 (1955) Author: Seeligson, Frates Slick Relating to amending certain Acts by providing for the exemption of the owners, licensees and operators of radio or television broadcasting stations and their agents and employees from damages for defamatory statements made over such stations by one other than such owner, licensee or operator, or agent or employee unless such owner, licensee, operator or agent or employee failed to use due care to prevent such broadcast; provided due care shall be construed to include a bona fide compliance with any federal law or regulation; provided further that no owner, licensee or operator shall be liable for any damages from any defamatory statement uttered on the radio or television broadcasting station or on behalf of any candidate for public office; provided further in any action for damages the complaining party shall be allowed only such actual damages as he has alleged and proved.
SB 308 54-0 (1955) Author: Willis, Doyle Relating to prohibiting the operation on any public highway of any motor vehicle in which is installed a television receiver screen which is visible from the driver's seat; defining "public highway"; fixing a penalty.
HB 168 53-0 (1953) Author: Elliott, William Marshall "Bill" | et. al. Relating to amending certain Statutes to permit incorporation for the purpose of construction, maintenance and operation of radio and/or television broadcasting equipment and stations.
HB 433 53-0 (1953) Author: Paxton, James Robert "Jim Bob" Relating to providing for the exemption of the owners, licensees and operators of radio or television broadcasting stations and their agents and employees from damages for defamatory statements made over such stations by one other than such owner, licensee, or operator, or agent or employee unless such owner, licensee, operator or agent or employee failed to use due care to prevent such broadcast.
HB 878 53-0 (1953) Author: Slack, Richard C. Relating to authorizing private corporations to be formed to sell and service television receiving sets and equipment and to engage in the installation and servicing of central aerial equipment.
SB 29 53-0 (1953) Author: Willis, Doyle Relating to prohibiting the operation of motor vehicles in which are installed television receiver sets which are visible from the driver's seat; fixing a penalty.
SB 262 53-0 (1953) Author: Secrest, Jarrard | et. al. Relating to amending the Penal Code relating to authorizing the Texas Liquor Control Board to regulate and restrict advertising of beer, by any media, which the Board finds to be indecent, obscene or offensive to the public.
HB 537 51-0 (1949) Author: Young, Cloyd D. Relating to prohibiting the operation of motor vehicles in which are located or installed television receiver sets or equipment which may be seen by the driver while said motor vehicle is being operated; fixing a penalty.

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