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HB 106 85-0 (2017) Author: Martinez, Armando | et. al. Relating to certain images captured by an unmanned aircraft. House: Homeland Security & Public Safety Received from the House
HB 2126 85-0 (2017) Author: Button, Angie
Sponsor: Birdwell, Brian
Relating to the franchise tax rate applicable to certain taxable entities that sell telephone prepaid calling cards. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Finance
Effective on 1/1/18
HB 2370 85-0 (2017) Author: Paddie, Chris Relating to the participation of deregulated telecommunications companies in the lifeline program. House: State Affairs Laid on the table subject to call
HB 2499 85-0 (2017) Author: Faircloth, Wayne Relating to the disposition of real property interests by navigation districts and port authorities. House: Land & Resource Management Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 2659 85-0 (2017) Author: Geren, Charlie | et. al. Relating to the distribution of universal service funds to certain small and rural incumbent local exchange companies. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 2667 85-0 (2017) Author: Lucio III, Eddie Relating to the provision of telecommunications services through statewide technology centers. House: Government Transparency & Operation Left pending in committee
HB 2838 85-0 (2017) Author: Geren, Charlie Relating to the deployment of network nodes in public rights-of-way; authorizing fees. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 3279 85-0 (2017) Author: Schaefer, Matt Relating to eligibility requirements for the specialized telecommunications assistance program. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 3379 85-0 (2017) Author: Paddie, Chris | et. al. Relating to the eligibility process for customer service benefits. House: State Affairs Laid on the table subject to call
HB 3813 85-0 (2017) Author: Martinez, Armando | et. al. Relating to the creation of a pilot program to allow high schools in certain counties to connect to high-speed fiber-optic networks. House: Public Education Left pending in committee
HB 3880 85-0 (2017) Author: Goldman, Craig Relating to required notice by telecommunications utilities to owners or managers of a multiunit complex before performing work. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 4177 85-0 (2017) Author: Cook, Byron Relating to adjustments to universal service plan support for small and rural incumbent local exchange companies. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
SB 586 85-0 (2017) Author: Perry, Charles | et. al.
Sponsor: Geren, Charlie
Relating to the distribution of universal service funds to certain small and rural incumbent local exchange companies. House: State Affairs
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective on 9/1/17
SB 1003 85-0 (2017) Author: Hancock, Kelly
Sponsor: Paddie, Chris
Relating to the participation of deregulated telecommunications companies in the lifeline program. House: State Affairs
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective on 9/1/17
SB 1004 85-0 (2017) Author: Hancock, Kelly | et. al.
Sponsor: Geren, Charlie
Relating to the deployment of network nodes in public right-of-way; authorizing fees. House: State Affairs
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective on 9/1/17
SB 1077 85-0 (2017) Author: Burton, Konni Relating to the punishment for theft offenses involving certain metals. Senate: Criminal Justice Referred to Criminal Justice
SB 1476 85-0 (2017) Author: Seliger, Kel
Sponsor: King, Ken
Relating to eligibility for support from the universal service fund. House: State Affairs
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective immediately
SB 1515 85-0 (2017) Author: Hancock, Kelly Relating to the authority to install a small wireless facility in a public right-of-way. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SB 1712 85-0 (2017) Author: Huffines, Don Relating to the elimination of certain charges and programs associated with the universal service fund. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SB 1726 85-0 (2017) Author: Birdwell, Brian Relating to the franchise tax rate applicable to certain taxable entities that sell telephone prepaid calling cards. Senate: Finance Referred to Finance
SB 1739 85-0 (2017) Author: Miles, Borris | et. al.
Sponsor: Gutierrez, Roland
Relating to the suspension, termination, and reinstatement of certain services provided to military service members who are serving on active duty. House: Business & Industry
Senate: Business & Commerce
Committee report sent to Calendars
SB 1841 85-0 (2017) Author: Lucio, Jr., Eddie Relating to the provision of telecommunications services through statewide technology centers. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SB 1976 85-0 (2017) Author: Whitmire, John
Sponsor: Paddie, Chris
Relating to benefit programs provided by retail electric providers and certificated telecommunications utilities for low-income customers. House: State Affairs
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective on 9/1/17
SB 2123 85-0 (2017) Author: Zaffirini, Judith | et. al. Relating to the creation of a pilot program to allow high schools in certain counties to connect to high-speed fiber-optic networks. Senate: Education Referred to Education
HB 85 84-0 (2015) Author: Craddick, Tom | et. al. Relating to a sales and use tax exemption for telecommunications services used for the navigation of certain farm and ranch machinery and equipment. House: Ways & Means Laid on the table subject to call
HB 1475 84-0 (2015) Author: Aycock, Jimmie Don | et. al. Relating to telecommunications service discounts for educational institutions, libraries, hospitals, and telemedicine centers. House: Public Education Withdrawn from schedule
HB 1618 84-0 (2015) Author: King, Ken Relating to the period of eligibility for support from the universal service plan for certain providers. House: State Affairs Laid on the table subject to call
HB 1619 84-0 (2015) Author: King, Ken Relating to the use of and disbursements from the universal service fund for certain small and rural companies. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 1768 84-0 (2015) Author: Naishtat, Elliott Relating to the use of the universal service fund to provide Internet service to certain persons with an impairment of hearing. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 2064 84-0 (2015) Author: Keffer, Jim Relating to the installation of certain telephone or telegraph corporation facilities on or across public roads, streets, or water. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 2199 84-0 (2015) Author: Parker, Tan | et. al. Relating to the amount of a sales and use tax refund for tangible personal property used to provide cable television service, Internet access service, or telecommunications services. House: Ways & Means Placed on General State Calendar
HB 2437 84-0 (2015) Author: Hughes, Bryan Relating to the amount of emergency service fees for certain telecommunications providers. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 2650 84-0 (2015) Author: Thompson, Ed Relating to the authority of the Public Utility Commission of Texas to regulate any entity that holds itself out as a telephone service provider. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 2689 84-0 (2015) Author: Miller, Doug Relating to requirements for a partially deregulated telecommunications cooperative to offer certain services or make changes in its rates or tariffs. House: State Affairs No action taken in committee
HB 2796 84-0 (2015) Author: King, Ken Relating to the authority of certain telecommunications providers to commit to making infrastructure and network improvements in exchange for support from the universal service fund; adding provisions subject to a criminal penalty. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 3753 84-0 (2015) Author: Aycock, Jimmie Don Relating to telecommunications service discounts for educational institutions, libraries, hospitals, and telemedicine centers. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 3792 84-0 (2015) Author: Huberty, Dan Relating to entities providing engineering services to a utility or affiliate. House: Licensing & Administrative Procedures Referred to Licensing & Administrative Procedures
SB 140 84-0 (2015) Author: Perry, Charles
Sponsor: Craddick, Tom
Relating to a sales and use tax exemption for telecommunications services used for the navigation of certain farm and ranch machinery and equipment. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Finance
Effective on 9/1/15
SB 804 84-0 (2015) Author: Seliger, Kel
Sponsor: King, Ken
Relating to the period of eligibility for support from the universal service plan for certain providers. House: State Affairs
Senate: Natural Resources & Economic Development
Effective on 9/1/15
SB 861 84-0 (2015) Author: Birdwell, Brian Relating to the installation of certain telephone or telegraph corporation facilities on or across public roads, streets, or water. Senate: Natural Resources & Economic Development Referred to Natural Resources & Economic Development
SB 1009 84-0 (2015) Author: Eltife, Kevin
Sponsor: Parker, Tan
Relating to the amount of a sales and use tax refund for tangible personal property used to provide cable television service, Internet access service, or telecommunications services. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Finance
Placed on General State Calendar
SB 1538 84-0 (2015) Author: Burton, Konni Relating to exclusivity agreements between telecommunications services providers and property owners. Senate: Natural Resources & Economic Development Referred to Natural Resources & Economic Development
SB 1722 84-0 (2015) Author: Campbell, Donna Relating to requirements for a partially deregulated telecommunications cooperative to offer certain services or make changes in its rates or tariffs. Senate: Natural Resources & Economic Development Referred to Natural Resources & Economic Development
HB 258 83-0 (2013) Author: Murphy, Jim Relating to liability of certain public utilities that allow certain uses of land that the public utility owns, occupies, or leases. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Referred to Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
HB 1041 83-0 (2013) Author: Flynn, Dan Relating to the prepaid wireless 9-1-1 emergency services fee; clarifying the applicability of the fee. House: Homeland Security & Public Safety Referred to Homeland Security & Public Safety
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 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 1951 83-0 (2013) Author: Thompson, Senfronia
Sponsor: Carona, John
Relating to the licensing and regulation of telecommunicators; providing a criminal penalty. House: Homeland Security & Public Safety
Senate: Business & Commerce
See remarks for effective date
HB 2539 83-0 (2013) Author: Turner, Chris | et. al.
Sponsor: Davis, Wendy
Relating to requiring computer technicians to report images of child pornography; providing a criminal penalty. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
Effective on 9/1/13
HB 2602 83-0 (2013) Author: Pickett, Joseph Relating to the regulation of certain telecommunications services markets and rates. House: State Affairs No action taken in committee
HB 2826 83-0 (2013) Author: King, Ken Relating to telecommunications service discounts for educational institutions, libraries, hospitals, and telemedicine centers. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 2835 83-0 (2013) Author: King, Ken | et. al. Relating to monthly support received from the universal service fund. House: State Affairs Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 3355 83-0 (2013) Author: Cook, Byron
Sponsor: Carona, John
Relating to cable operators' attachments on distribution poles owned or controlled by electric cooperatives. House: State Affairs
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective on 9/1/13
HB 3383 83-0 (2013) Author: Hilderbran, Harvey Relating to the distribution of universal service funds to certain small and rural local exchange companies. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 3384 83-0 (2013) Author: Hilderbran, Harvey Relating to the eligibility for and distributions of universal service funds. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
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 3630 83-0 (2013) Author: Morrison, Geanie Relating to the exception of certain communications by law enforcement agencies and officers from disclosure under the public information law. House: Government Efficiency & Reform Referred to Government Efficiency & Reform
SB 47 83-0 (2013) Author: Zaffirini, Judith Relating to the applicability of the Education Code to Head Start programs and the authority of the commissioner of education to make a certain determination regarding those programs. Senate: Education Referred to Education
SB 259 83-0 (2013) Author: Carona, John
Sponsor: Cook, Byron
Relating to telecommunications services and markets. House: State Affairs
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective on 9/1/13
SB 327 83-0 (2013) Author: Carona, John
Sponsor: Hilderbran, Harvey
Relating to termination of franchises to provide cable or video service in municipalities. House: State Affairs
Senate: Business & Commerce
Placed on General State Calendar
SB 494 83-0 (2013) Author: Carona, John Relating to the sources of funding for the universal service fund; authorizing a change in fees. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SB 512 83-0 (2013) Author: Carona, John
Sponsor: Frullo, John
Relating to the specialized telecommunications assistance program. House: State Affairs
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective on 9/1/13
SB 583 83-0 (2013) Author: Carona, John | et. al.
Sponsor: Cook, Byron
Relating to eligibility for support from the universal service fund. House: State Affairs
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective on . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
SB 988 83-0 (2013) Author: Hegar, Glenn Relating to the exception of certain communications by law enforcement agencies and officers from disclosure under the public information law. Senate: Open Government Referred to Open Government
SB 1021 83-0 (2013) Author: Davis, Wendy Relating to access to certain stored communications of a provider of an electronic communications service or remote computing service in this state pursuant to a warrant issued in another state. Senate: Criminal Justice Referred to Criminal Justice
SB 1040 83-0 (2013) Author: Taylor, Larry
Sponsor: Bohac, Dwayne
Relating to automated dial announcing devices. House: Business & Industry
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective on 9/1/13
SB 1190 83-0 (2013) Author: Davis, Wendy Relating to requiring computer technicians to report images of child pornography; providing a criminal penalty. Senate: Criminal Justice Referred to Criminal Justice
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 63 82-0 (2011) Author: Martinez, Armando Relating to the authority of certain school districts to lay in county rights-of-way fiber optic cable or other means of transmitting information. House: Transportation Left pending in committee
HB 256 82-0 (2011) Author: Hilderbran, Harvey Relating to state-issued certificates of franchise authority to provide cable service and video service. House: State Affairs Laid on the table subject to call
HB 259 82-0 (2011) Author: Eiland, Craig Relating to an assessment on subscription video service providers. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 1446 82-0 (2011) Author: Davis, Yvonne Relating to the regulation of certain commercial mobile service contracts. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 1688 82-0 (2011) Author: Raymond, Richard Pena Relating to the right of a municipality to require that a certificated telecommunications utility bear the expense of relocating a utility facility. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 2016 82-0 (2011) Author: Martinez Fischer, Trey Relating to the operation of certain rapid transit authorities, including the power to repeal the local sales and use tax exemption for telecommunications services and the use of revenue from the tax. House: Ways & Means Left pending in committee
HB 2257 82-0 (2011) Author: Phillips, Larry
Sponsor: Carona, John
Relating to the procurement and use of an emergency notification system by public service providers. House: Homeland Security & Public Safety
Senate: Transportation & Homeland Security
Left pending in committee
HB 2295 82-0 (2011) Author: Frullo, John
Sponsor: Hegar, Glenn
Relating to the administration of the universal service fund. House: State Affairs
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective immediately
HB 2356 82-0 (2011) Author: Simpson, David Relating to the exercise of the power of eminent domain by certain private entities. House: Land & Resource Management Left pending in committee
HB 2442 82-0 (2011) Author: Munoz, Jr., Sergio Relating to the telecommunications service discount for schools. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 2447 82-0 (2011) Author: Harper-Brown, Linda Relating to an exemption from the sales and use tax for certain assessments and fees related to telecommunications services. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HB 2603 82-0 (2011) Author: Smithee, John
Sponsor: Hegar, Glenn
Relating to the distribution of universal service funds to certain small and rural local exchange companies. House: State Affairs
Senate: Business & Commerce
See remarks for effective date
HB 2616 82-0 (2011) Author: Harless, Patricia Relating to the elimination of certain requirements for certain customer-specific communications contracts. House: State Affairs Laid on the table subject to call
HB 2620 82-0 (2011) Author: Hancock, Kelly Relating to communications services and markets. House: State Affairs Laid on the table subject to call
HB 2621 82-0 (2011) Author: Hancock, Kelly Relating to deregulation of certain telecommunications markets and companies. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 2622 82-0 (2011) Author: Hancock, Kelly Relating to the elimination of certain tariff filing requirements for telecommunications providers. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 2642 82-0 (2011) Author: Huberty, Dan Relating to the authority of the Public Utility Commission of Texas in relation to extended service areas and toll-free local calling areas. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 2710 82-0 (2011) Author: Turner, Sylvester Relating to cable attachments to electric facilities of electric cooperatives. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 2715 82-0 (2011) Author: Turner, Sylvester Relating to the continuation of and powers and duties of the Office of Public Utility Counsel to represent residential and small commercial utility consumers. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 2765 82-0 (2011) Author: Gallego, Pete | et. al. Relating to the update of discounted telecommunication services provided to educational institutions, libraries, hospitals, and health centers. House: State Affairs Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 2841 82-0 (2011) Author: Gallego, Pete Relating to the authority of the Public Utility Commission of Texas to protect telecommunications network integrity from unauthorized or uncompensated use. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 2874 82-0 (2011) Author: Geren, Charlie Relating to the regulation of Voice over Internet Protocol service. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 3258 82-0 (2011) Author: Strama, Mark Relating to telecommunications service discounts for educational institutions, libraries, hospitals, and telemedicine centers. House: State Affairs No action taken in committee
HB 3395 82-0 (2011) Author: Callegari, Bill
Sponsor: Lucio, Jr., Eddie
Relating to state purchasing preferences for recycled products and to the efficient operation of certain telecommunications entities. House: Government Efficiency & Reform
Senate: Government Organization
Effective immediately
HB 3638 82-0 (2011) Author: Hancock, Kelly Relating to telecommunications and the universal service fund. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
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 3717 82-0 (2011) Author: Guillen, Ryan Relating to a study regarding emergency service in rural areas. House: Border & Intergovernmental Affairs Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 3802 82-0 (2011) Author: Davis, Sarah | et. al. Relating to liability of certain public utilities that allow certain uses of land that the public utility owns, occupies, or leases. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Committee report sent to Calendars
HR 2518 82-0 (2011) Author: Hilderbran, Harvey Suspending limitations on conference committee jurisdiction, S.B. No. 1087. Reported enrolled
SB 443 82-0 (2011) Author: Patrick, Dan Relating to measures intended to provide flexibility and cost savings to school districts. Senate: Education Left pending in committee
SB 712 82-0 (2011) Author: Hegar, Glenn Relating to the administration of the universal service fund. Senate: Business & Commerce Not again placed on intent calendar
SB 773 82-0 (2011) Author: Zaffirini, Judith | et. al.
Sponsor: Gallego, Pete | et. al.
Relating to telecommunications service discounts for educational institutions, libraries, hospitals, and telemedicine centers. House: State Affairs
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective on 9/1/11
SB 834 82-0 (2011) Author: Deuell, Bob Relating to the update of discounted telecommunication services provided to educational institutions, libraries, hospitals, and health centers. Senate: Business & Commerce Left pending in committee
SB 980 82-0 (2011) Author: Carona, John | et. al.
Sponsor: Hancock, Kelly
Relating to communications services and markets. House: State Affairs
Senate: Business & Commerce
See remarks for effective date
SB 982 82-0 (2011) Author: Carona, John Relating to the authority of the Public Utility Commission of Texas in relation to extended service areas and toll-free local calling areas. House: State Affairs
Senate: Business & Commerce
Referred to State Affairs
SB 983 82-0 (2011) Author: Carona, John
Sponsor: Harless, Patricia
Relating to the elimination of certain requirements for certain customer-specific communications contracts. House: State Affairs
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective on 9/1/11
SB 984 82-0 (2011) Author: Carona, John Relating to the elimination of certain tariff filing requirements for telecommunications providers. House: State Affairs
Senate: Business & Commerce
Referred to State Affairs
SB 985 82-0 (2011) Author: Carona, John Relating to the regulation of Voice over Internet Protocol service. House: State Affairs
Senate: Business & Commerce
Referred to State Affairs
SB 986 82-0 (2011) Author: Carona, John Relating to deregulation of certain telecommunications markets and companies. House: State Affairs
Senate: Business & Commerce
Referred to State Affairs
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
SB 1238 82-0 (2011) Author: Carona, John Relating to communications by public service providers during a disaster or an emergency. Senate: Transportation & Homeland Security Left pending in committee
SB 1793 82-0 (2011) Author: Patrick, Dan | et. al. Relating to liability of certain public utilities that allow recreational use of land that the public utility owns, occupies, or leases. Senate: State Affairs Co-author authorized
SB 1813 82-0 (2011) Author: Zaffirini, Judith Relating to the applicability of the Education Code to Head Start programs and the authority of the commissioner of education to make a certain determination regarding those programs. Senate: Education Committee report printed and distributed
SB 1848 82-0 (2011) Author: Hegar, Glenn | et. al. Relating to the distribution of the emergency service fee for wireless telecommunications connections and the prepaid 9-1-1 emergency service fee. Senate: Business & Commerce Co-author authorized
SB 1849 82-0 (2011) Author: Hegar, Glenn Relating to furthering stability and affordable service in the communications industry through the universal service fund. House: State Affairs
Senate: Business & Commerce
Referred to State Affairs
SR 1206 82-0 (2011) Author: Carona, John Suspending limitations on conference committee jurisdiction, S.B. No. 1087. Reported enrolled
HB 232 81-0 (2009) Author: Rodriguez, Eddie | et. al. Relating to grants for community-based telephone voice-mail services for individuals in crisis or in transition and to the rate and uses of the universal service fund fee. House: State Affairs
Senate: Business & Commerce
Referred to Business & Commerce
HB 412 81-0 (2009) Author: Isett, Carl | et. al. Relating to an exemption from the sales and use tax for certain assessments and fees related to telecommunications services. House: Ways & Means Left pending in committee
HB 468 81-0 (2009) Author: Paxton, Ken Relating to an exemption from the sales tax for certain telecommunications equipment. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HB 842 81-0 (2009) Author: Martinez, Armando Relating to the authority of certain school districts to lay in county rights-of-way fiber optic cable or other means of transmitting information. House: County Affairs Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 1098 81-0 (2009) Author: Vo, Hubert Relating to certain information that a commercial mobile service provider shall include in a billing statement. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 1182 81-0 (2009) Author: Turner, Sylvester | et. al.
Sponsor: Fraser, Troy | et. al.
Relating to the administration and purposes of the system benefit fund and the eligibility of customers for benefits under certain programs financed by the system benefit fund and other programs. House: State Affairs
Senate: Business & Commerce
Co-sponsor authorized
HB 1187 81-0 (2009) Author: Kolkhorst, Lois
Sponsor: Hegar, Glenn
Relating to the membership of the board of managers for certain emergency communication districts. House: County Affairs
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Effective immediately
HB 1658 81-0 (2009) Author: King, Phil Relating to an exemption from the sales tax for certain telecommunications equipment. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HB 1822 81-0 (2009) Author: Solomons, Burt | et. al.
Sponsor: Fraser, Troy
Relating to the use of certain terms by certificated telecommunications utilities, retail electric providers, and electric utilities in retail bills, and to notice of expiration or price change for certain retail electric products. House: State Affairs
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective on 9/1/09
HB 1835 81-0 (2009) Author: Davis, Yvonne | et. al. Relating to the provision of commercial mobile service to customers. House: Business & Industry Left pending in subcommittee
HB 1996 81-0 (2009) Author: McCall, Brian | et. al. Relating to exempting the sale of certain property used for research and development from the sales tax. House: Ways & Means Left pending in committee
HB 2216 81-0 (2009) Author: Pierson, Paula Relating to the regulation of the maintenance of telephone and electric utility poles. House: State Affairs No action taken in committee
HB 2551 81-0 (2009) Author: Frost, Stephen Relating to certain powers of the Red River Redevelopment Authority. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 3359 81-0 (2009) Author: McClendon, Ruth | et. al. Relating to a uniform and statewide 9-1-1 emergency services fee on the retail sale of prepaid wireless telecommunications services to consumers. House: Ways & Means Placed on General State Calendar
HB 3381 81-0 (2009) Author: Coleman, Garnet Relating to the regulation of the maintenance of telephone and electric utility poles. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 3476 81-0 (2009) Author: Davis, John Relating to information used for telephone solicitations. House: Business & Industry Referred to Business & Industry
HB 3787 81-0 (2009) Author: Rodriguez, Eddie Relating to the relocation of utilities on certain highways and county roads. House: Transportation Referred to Transportation
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
HB 3970 81-0 (2009) Author: Dunnam, Jim Relating to the authority to seek and the provision of service under a state-issued cable or video franchise. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 4442 81-0 (2009) Author: Quintanilla, Chente Relating to telecommunications services provided by cable service providers. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 99 81-0 (2009) Author: Lucio, Jr., Eddie Relating to wireless telephone consumer protections. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SB 611 81-0 (2009) Author: Shapleigh, Eliot Relating to notification to certain mobile service customers regarding minutes remaining on the customer's calling plan. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SB 640 81-0 (2009) Author: Ellis, Rodney Relating to electronic technology infrastructure. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SB 824 81-0 (2009) Author: Ellis, Rodney Relating to privacy of wireless telecommunications customer information; providing a civil penalty. Senate: Business & Commerce No action taken in committee
SB 1444 81-0 (2009) Author: Shapiro, Florence Relating to exempting the sale of certain property used for research and development from the sales tax. Senate: Finance Referred to Finance
SB 1587 81-0 (2009) Author: Van de Putte, Leticia
Sponsor: McClendon, Ruth | et. al.
Relating to a uniform and statewide 9-1-1 emergency services fee on the retail sale of prepaid wireless telecommunications services to consumers. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Business & Commerce
Placed on General State Calendar
SB 2059 81-0 (2009) Author: Williams, Tommy Relating to the use of a public right-of-way by a telephone or telegraph corporation. Senate: Transportation & Homeland Security No action taken in committee
SB 2264 81-0 (2009) Author: Gallegos, Jr., Mario Relating to the provision of a community telephone emergency notification system as part of the 9-1-1 system. Senate: Intergovernmental Relations Left pending in subcommittee
SB 2565 81-0 (2009) Author: Averitt, Kip
Sponsor: Hilderbran, Harvey
Relating to adjustments of rates of certain telecommunications utilities for changes in certain tax liabilities. House: State Affairs
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective on 9/1/09
HB 43 80-0 (2007) Author: Hodge, Terri | et. al. Relating to the provision of pay telephone service to inmates confined in facilities operated by the Texas Department of Criminal Justice. House: Corrections Left pending in committee
HB 73 80-0 (2007) Author: Flynn, Dan | et. al.
Sponsor: Van de Putte, Leticia
Relating to the protection of customer telephone records; providing a penalty. House: Business & Industry
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective on 9/1/07
HB 143 80-0 (2007) Author: Deshotel, Joe
Sponsor: Carona, John
Relating to application of the Texas no-call list to certain transmissions to a mobile telephone number. House: Business & Industry
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective on 9/1/07
HB 211 80-0 (2007) Author: Peña, Aaron Relating to privacy of wireless telecommunications customer information; providing a civil penalty. House: Regulated Industries Referred to Regulated Industries
HB 453 80-0 (2007) Author: Rodriguez, Eddie Relating to grants for community-based telephone voice-mail services for individuals in crisis or in transition. House: Regulated Industries Referred to Regulated Industries
HB 515 80-0 (2007) Author: Farabee, David Relating to the applicability of the Texas no-call list to campaign-related calls made using an automated telephone dialing system. House: Business & Industry Left pending in committee
HB 583 80-0 (2007) Author: Deshotel, Joe Relating to disbursements from the universal service fund. House: Regulated Industries Referred to Regulated Industries
HB 661 80-0 (2007) Author: King, Phil Relating to the protection of customer telephone records; providing a penalty. House: Regulated Industries Referred to Regulated Industries
HB 735 80-0 (2007) Author: Straus, Joe | et. al.
Sponsor: Williams, Tommy | et. al.
Relating to the discontinuation of the Telecommunications Infrastructure Fund. House: Regulated Industries
Senate: Finance
Effective on . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
HB 736 80-0 (2007) Author: Straus, Joe | et. al. Relating to the applicability of the Texas no-call list to campaign-related calls made using an automated telephone dialing system. House: Business & Industry Left pending in committee
HB 986 80-0 (2007) Author: Isett, Carl | et. al. Relating to an exemption from the sales and use tax for certain assessments and fees related to telecommunications services. House: Ways & Means Left pending in committee
HB 1116 80-0 (2007) Author: Martinez Fischer, Trey Relating to the provision of a community telephone emergency notification system as part of the 9-1-1 system. House: Defense Affairs & State-Federal Relations No action taken in committee
HB 1255 80-0 (2007) Author: Isett, Carl Relating to the discontinuation of the Telecommunications Infrastructure Fund. House: Regulated Industries Left pending in committee
HB 1348 80-0 (2007) Author: Thompson, Senfronia Relating to the discontinuation of the Telecommunications Infrastructure Fund. House: Regulated Industries Left pending in committee
HB 1410 80-0 (2007) Author: Keffer, Jim Relating to the discontinuation of the Telecommunications Infrastructure Fund. House: Regulated Industries Referred to Regulated Industries
HB 1459 80-0 (2007) Author: Guillen, Ryan
Sponsor: Janek, Kyle
Relating to the application of the sales and use tax to certain telecommunications services provided through the use of a pay phone. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Finance
Effective on 9/1/07
HB 1676 80-0 (2007) Author: White Delisi, Dianne | et. al.
Sponsor: Van de Putte, Leticia
Relating to a public awareness campaign concerning certain solicitations for the purchase of prescription drugs. House: Public Health
Senate: Health & Human Services
Effective immediately
HB 1888 80-0 (2007) Author: Haggerty, Pat | et. al. Relating to the provision of pay telephone service to inmates confined in facilities operated by the Texas Department of Criminal Justice. House: Corrections Laid on the table subject to call
HB 1893 80-0 (2007) Author: Dutton, Jr., Harold V. Relating to requiring a municipality to notify certain public utilities and telecommunications utilities on receiving an application for a permit to excavate or construct underground facilities. House: Regulated Industries Left pending in committee
HB 2081 80-0 (2007) Author: Turner, Sylvester Relating to the funding of certain programs and services through the universal service fund. House: Regulated Industries Referred to Regulated Industries
HB 2344 80-0 (2007) Author: Dutton, Jr., Harold V. Relating to the access charges of certain telecommunications utilities. House: Regulated Industries Comm. report sent to Local & Consent Calendar
HB 2787 80-0 (2007) Author: Paxton, Ken Relating to an exemption from the sales tax for certain telecommunications equipment. House: Ways & Means Left pending in committee
HB 3126 80-0 (2007) Author: Callegari, Bill Relating to the planning and management of state telecommunications services by the Department of Information Resources. House: Government Reform Referred to Government Reform
HB 3207 80-0 (2007) Author: Quintanilla, Chente Relating to telecommunications services provided by cable service providers. House: Regulated Industries Referred to Regulated Industries
HB 3476 80-0 (2007) Author: Gallego, Pete Relating to the construction of communication facility structures in certain counties. House: Border & International Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 3542 80-0 (2007) Author: Garcia, Juan Relating to the authority of the state or a county to designate the location in the right-of-way where certain telephone facilities may be placed. House: Regulated Industries Referred to Regulated Industries
HB 3705 80-0 (2007) Author: King, Phil Relating to the consumer protection authority of the Public Utility Commission of Texas in relation to telecommunications and retail electric services. House: Regulated Industries Referred to Regulated Industries
SB 225 80-0 (2007) Author: Ellis, Rodney
Sponsor: Davis, Yvonne
Relating to privacy of wireless telecommunications customer information; providing a civil penalty. House: Regulated Industries
Senate: Business & Commerce
Placed on General State Calendar
SB 294 80-0 (2007) Author: Williams, Tommy | et. al. Relating to the discontinuation of the Telecommunications Infrastructure Fund. Senate: Finance Co-author authorized
SB 757 80-0 (2007) Author: Hegar, Glenn
Sponsor: Callegari, Bill
Relating to the planning and management of state telecommunications services by the Department of Information Resources. House: Government Reform
Senate: Government Organization
Effective on 9/1/07
SB 1022 80-0 (2007) Author: Janek, Kyle Relating to the application of the sales and use tax to certain telecommunications services provided through the use of a pay phone. Senate: Finance Referred to Finance
SB 1223 80-0 (2007) Author: Van de Putte, Leticia Relating to a public awareness campaign concerning certain solicitations for the purchase of prescription drugs. Senate: Health & Human Services Referred to Health & Human Services
SB 1580 80-0 (2007) Author: Van de Putte, Leticia
Sponsor: Haggerty, Pat | et. al.
Relating to the provision of pay telephone service to inmates confined in facilities operated by the Texas Department of Criminal Justice. House: Corrections
Senate: Criminal Justice
Effective immediately
SB 1730 80-0 (2007) Author: Carona, John Relating to application of the Texas no-call list to certain transmissions to a mobile telephone number. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SB 1815 80-0 (2007) Author: Van de Putte, Leticia Relating to the protection of customer telephone records; providing a penalty. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SB 1894 80-0 (2007) Author: Lucio, Jr., Eddie Relating to protecting the stand-alone residential local exchange voice service rate. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SB 1928 80-0 (2007) Author: Gallegos, Jr., Mario | et. al. Relating to the provision of a community telephone emergency notification system as part of the 9-1-1 system. Senate: Transportation & Homeland Security Co-author authorized
HB 3 79-0 (2005) Author: Keffer, Jim | et. al.
Sponsor: Ogden, Steve
Relating to financing public schools in this state and reducing school property taxes. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Finance
Senate appoints conferees-reported
HB 210 79-0 (2005) Author: Solomons, Burt
Sponsor: Shapleigh, Eliot
Relating to the regulation of certain telemarketing calls. House: Business & Industry
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective immediately
HB 412 79-0 (2005) Author: Turner, Sylvester | et. al.
Sponsor: Van de Putte, Leticia
Relating to the use of credit scoring and credit history by certain telecommunications and electric service providers. House: Regulated Industries
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective on 9/1/05
HB 563 79-0 (2005) Author: Deshotel, Joe Relating to disbursements from the Universal Service Fund. House: Regulated Industries Referred to Regulated Industries
HB 574 79-0 (2005) Author: Haggerty, Pat Relating to the provision of pay telephone service to inmates confined in facilities operated by the Texas Department of Criminal Justice. House: Corrections Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 721 79-0 (2005) Author: Deshotel, Joe Relating to the transmission of certain unsolicited messages or images to a mobile telephone or pager; providing a criminal penalty. House: Regulated Industries No action taken in committee
HB 789 79-0 (2005) Author: King, Phil | et. al.
Sponsor: Fraser, Troy
Relating to furthering competition in the telecommunications industry. House: Regulated Industries
Senate: Business & Commerce
Senate appoints conferees-reported
HB 843 79-0 (2005) Author: Truitt, Vicki | et. al.
Sponsor: Nelson, Jane
Relating to the authority of certain counties to regulate communication facility structures in certain circumstances; providing a penalty. House: Regulated Industries
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective immediately
HB 898 79-0 (2005) Author: Turner, Sylvester Relating to universal service fund support provided to telecommunications providers. House: Regulated Industries Left pending in committee
HB 1121 79-0 (2005) Author: Isett, Carl Relating to an exemption from the sales and use tax for certain assessments and fees related to telecommunications services. House: Ways & Means Left pending in committee
HB 1178 79-0 (2005) Author: Dutton, Jr., Harold V. Relating to disbursements from the universal service fund to telecommunications providers for service to rural areas. House: Regulated Industries Referred to Regulated Industries
HB 1340 79-0 (2005) Author: Naishtat, Elliott Relating to the funding of a telephone service for blind and visually impaired persons that provides the text of newspapers using synthetic speech. House: Regulated Industries Referred to Regulated Industries
HB 1411 79-0 (2005) Author: Campbell, Scott Relating to the provision of broadband services. House: Regulated Industries Left pending in committee
HB 1581 79-0 (2005) Author: Driver, Joe Relating to the imposition of emergency service fees and surcharges on certain telecommunications connections. House: Regulated Industries Comm. report sent to Local & Consent Calendar
HB 1583 79-0 (2005) Author: Kolkhorst, Lois
Sponsor: Armbrister, Kenneth
Relating to the authority of an emergency services district to obtain information to determine whether the district's 9-1-1 emergency service fee is correctly billed, collected, and remitted. House: Law Enforcement
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective on 9/1/05
HB 1779 79-0 (2005) Author: King, Phil Relating to the continuation, administration, and operations of the Public Utility Commission of Texas and the Office of Public Utility Counsel. House: Regulated Industries Postponed
HB 1923 79-0 (2005) Author: Crabb, Joe Relating to nondiscriminatory and competitively neutral treatment of operators of competitive broadband networks by municipalities. House: Regulated Industries Referred to Regulated Industries
HB 2553 79-0 (2005) Author: McCall, Brian
Sponsor: Gallegos, Jr., Mario
Relating to the publication of mobile service customer telephone numbers by commercial mobile service providers; providing a civil penalty. House: Regulated Industries
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective on 9/1/05
HB 2592 79-0 (2005) Author: Frost, Stephen | et. al. Relating to a requirement that certain broadband network operators provide notice of inability to access emergency services. House: Regulated Industries Left pending in committee
HB 2637 79-0 (2005) Author: Goodman, Toby Relating to regulation by the Public Utility Commission of Texas of certain technology, including new or emerging technology. House: Regulated Industries Referred to Regulated Industries
HB 2699 79-0 (2005) Author: Swinford, David Relating to the Department of Information Resources. House: State Affairs Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 2749 79-0 (2005) Author: Pickett, Joseph Relating to the designation of a Texas Poison Control Network and 9-1-1 equalization surcharge. House: Public Health Referred to Public Health
HB 2776 79-0 (2005) Author: Nixon, Joe Relating to the provision of voice communications in Texas. House: Regulated Industries Referred to Regulated Industries
HB 2777 79-0 (2005) Author: Nixon, Joe Relating to the regulation of voice communications provided by a person holding a cable franchise. House: Regulated Industries Referred to Regulated Industries
HB 2794 79-0 (2005) Author: Corte, Jr., Frank Relating to Telecommunications Infrastructure Fund. House: Regulated Industries Referred to Regulated Industries
HB 2890 79-0 (2005) Author: Hartnett, Will Relating to the provision of voice communications in Texas. House: Regulated Industries Referred to Regulated Industries
HB 3179 79-0 (2005) Author: King, Phil Relating to the promotion of fair competition and intermodal parity among communications service providers, including municipal and state authority with regard to providers. House: Regulated Industries Placed on General State Calendar
HR 1750 79-0 (2005) Author: Driver, Joe Requesting the speaker to provide for an interim study by the House Committee on Regulated Industries regarding emergency service fees and surcharges for prepaid wireless telecommunications services. House: Regulated Industries Corrected committee report sent to Calendars
SB 193 79-0 (2005) Author: Gallegos, Jr., Mario Relating to the publication of mobile service customer telephone numbers by commercial mobile service providers. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SB 332 79-0 (2005) Author: Fraser, Troy Relating to furthering competition in the telecommunication industry. Senate: Business & Commerce Left pending in committee
SB 351 79-0 (2005) Author: Van de Putte, Leticia | et. al. Relating to the use of credit scoring and credit history by certain telecommunications and electric service providers. Senate: Business & Commerce Co-author authorized
SB 408 79-0 (2005) Author: Nelson, Jane
Sponsor: King, Phil
Relating to the continuation and functions of the Public Utility Commission of Texas; providing a penalty. House: Regulated Industries
Senate: Government Organization
Effective on 9/1/05
SB 745 79-0 (2005) Author: Fraser, Troy Relating to the imposition of emergency service fees and surcharges on certain wireless telecommunications connections. Senate: Business & Commerce Left pending in committee
SB 853 79-0 (2005) Author: Gallegos, Jr., Mario Relating to customer protection for customers of mobile service providers. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SB 1402 79-0 (2005) Author: Armbrister, Kenneth Relating to the regulation of voice communications provided by a person holding a cable franchise. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SB 1456 79-0 (2005) Author: Wentworth, Jeff Relating to telecommunications infrastructure fund assessments and collections. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SB 1499 79-0 (2005) Author: Brimer, Kim Relating to the telecommunications infrastructure fund, including the administration of the fund. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SB 1588 79-0 (2005) Author: Carona, John Relating to limited regulation for new or emerging technologies provided by certain telecommunications providers. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SB 1662 79-0 (2005) Author: Van de Putte, Leticia Relating to provider of last resort obligations of certain telecommunications utilities. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SB 1745 79-0 (2005) Author: Shapleigh, Eliot Relating to the telecommunications infrastructure fund. Senate: Finance Referred to Finance
SB 1748 79-0 (2005) Author: Fraser, Troy
Sponsor: King, Phil
Relating to the development and provision of broadband over electric delivery systems and the development of enhanced electric delivery systems. House: Regulated Industries
Senate: Business & Commerce
Placed on Major State Calendar
SB 1789 79-0 (2005) Author: Barrientos, Gonzalo Relating to the funding of a telephone service for blind and visually impaired persons that provides the text of newspapers using synthetic speech. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SB 21 79-1 (2005) Author: Fraser, Troy
Sponsor: King, Phil | et. al.
Relating to furthering competition in the communications industry. House: Regulated Industries
Senate: Business & Commerce
House passage as amended reported
SB 40 79-1 (2005) Author: Averitt, Kip Relating to a comprehensive study of right-of-way use compensation paid to governmental entities by communications and technology providers. Senate: Business & Commerce Committee report printed and distributed
HB 13 79-2 (2005) Author: King, Phil | et. al. Relating to furthering competition in the communications industry. House: Regulated Industries Laid on the table subject to call
SB 5 79-2 (2005) Author: Fraser, Troy
Sponsor: King, Phil | et. al.
Relating to furthering competition in the communications industry. House: Regulated Industries
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective immediately
HB 12 79-3 (2006) Author: Peña, Aaron Relating to privacy of wireless telecommunications customer information; providing a civil penalty. House: Regulated Industries Referred to Regulated Industries
HB 106 79-3 (2006) Author: King, Phil Relating to the protection of customer telephone records; providing a penalty. House: Regulated Industries Referred to Regulated Industries
HB 46 78-0 (2003) Author: Turner, Sylvester | et. al. Relating to the continuance of the Telecommunications Infrastructure Fund Board and the limitation on deposits to the telecommunications infrastructure fund. House: Regulated Industries Referred to Regulated Industries
HB 147 78-0 (2003) Author: Solomons, Burt | et. al.
Sponsor: Shapleigh, Eliot
Relating to application of the no-call list provisions to commercial mobile service providers and subscribers. House: Business & Industry
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective immediately
HB 149 78-0 (2003) Author: Solomons, Burt | et. al.
Sponsor: Shapleigh, Eliot
Relating to certain privacy protections for consumer information included in the Texas no-call list. House: Business & Industry
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective immediately
HB 548 78-0 (2003) Author: Wohlgemuth, Arlene Relating to an exemption from the sales and use tax for certain assessments and fees related to telecommunications services. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HB 708 78-0 (2003) Author: Geren, Charlie | et. al. Relating to a wireless priority service program for mobile telecommunication services. House: Defense Affairs and State-Federal Relations Referred to Defense Affairs & State-Fed Rel
HB 854 78-0 (2003) Author: West, George | et. al.
Sponsor: Duncan, Robert
Relating to the eligibility of public schools and libraries for certain funds. House: Regulated Industries
Senate: Education
Effective on 9/1/03
HB 868 78-0 (2003) Author: Oliveira, Rene Relating to certain telephone calls in Cameron and Hidalgo counties. House: Regulated Industries Referred to Regulated Industries
HB 1542 78-0 (2003) Author: Puente, Robert | et. al. Relating to discounts or other forms of pricing flexibility for telecommunications services. House: Regulated Industries Laid on the table subject to call
HB 1576 78-0 (2003) Author: Gallego, Pete
Sponsor: Shapleigh, Eliot
Relating to the telecommunications planning and oversight council. House: State Affairs
Senate: State Affairs
Effective immediately
HB 1635 78-0 (2003) Author: King, Phil Relating to the uses of the telecommunications infrastructure fund. House: Regulated Industries Left pending in committee
HB 1658 78-0 (2003) Author: Goodman, Toby | et. al. Relating to regulation of high-speed Internet access and broadband services. House: Regulated Industries Referred to Regulated Industries
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 1763 78-0 (2003) Author: Haggerty, Pat Relating to the provision of pay telephone service to inmates confined in facilities operated by the Texas Department of Criminal Justice. House: Corrections Left pending in committee
HB 1893 78-0 (2003) Author: Deshotel, Joe | et. al. Relating to disbursements from the universal service fund. House: Regulated Industries Left pending in committee
HB 1964 78-0 (2003) Author: Oliveira, Rene Relating to the sales tax on telecommunications services. House: Ways & Means Left pending in committee
HB 2047 78-0 (2003) Author: Deshotel, Joe Relating to the transmission of certain unsolicited messages or images to a mobile telephone or pager; providing a criminal penalty. House: Regulated Industries Meeting cancelled
HB 2084 78-0 (2003) Author: Campbell, Scott Relating to notice of proposed construction sent to the county commissioners court and others regarding, and the marking, location, and removal of, certain wireless communication facilities. House: Regulated Industries Left pending in committee
HB 2088 78-0 (2003) Author: Goodman, Toby Relating to the authorized review by municipalities of a certificated telecommunications provider's business records regarding payment of right of way fees. House: Regulated Industries Left pending in committee
HB 2121 78-0 (2003) Author: Wilson, Ron Relating to the criminal and civil consequences of conduct involving the theft of or tampering with certain communication or information services. House: Regulated Industries Reported favorably as substituted
HB 2352 78-0 (2003) Author: Nixon, Joe | et. al. Relating to the designation and obligations of a telecommunications provider of last resort and to the recovery of certain costs incurred in transitioning to a successor utility. House: Regulated Industries Laid on the table subject to call
HB 2411 78-0 (2003) Author: Solomons, Burt Relating to the publication of state agency Internet addresses in telephone directories. House: State Affairs Laid on the table subject to call
HB 2463 78-0 (2003) Author: Turner, Sylvester Relating to the regulation of certain telecommunications and electric service providers and the enforcement of certain penalties. House: Regulated Industries Left pending in committee
HB 2864 78-0 (2003) Author: Chisum, Warren Relating to the deployment of high-speed telecommunications services. House: Regulated Industries Referred to Regulated Industries
HB 3143 78-0 (2003) Author: Wilson, Ron Relating to administration of the sales and use tax and compliance with the Streamlined Sales and Use Tax Agreement. House: Ways & Means Left pending in committee
HB 3186 78-0 (2003) Author: Hill, Fred Relating to the compensation of a municipality for the use of public right-of-way by providers of local exchange telephone service. House: Regulated Industries Meeting cancelled
HB 3296 78-0 (2003) Author: Chavez, Norma Relating to telephone prepaid calling card services. House: Regulated Industries Meeting cancelled
HB 3325 78-0 (2003) Author: Keffer, Jim | et. al.
Sponsor: Staples, Todd
Relating to the creation and administration of the community telecommunications alliance program. House: Economic Development
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective on 9/1/03
SB 124 78-0 (2003) Author: Shapleigh, Eliot | et. al. Relating to the continuance of the Telecommunications Infrastructure Fund Board and the limitation on deposits to the telecommunications infrastructure fund. Senate: Finance Left pending in committee
SB 298 78-0 (2003) Author: Shapleigh, Eliot Relating to application of the no-call list provisions to commercial mobile service providers and subscribers. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SB 299 78-0 (2003) Author: Shapleigh, Eliot Relating to certain privacy protections for consumer information included in the Texas no-call list. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SB 377 78-0 (2003) Author: Armbrister, Kenneth | et. al. Relating to the regulation of high-speed Internet access and broadband services. Senate: Business & Commerce Co-author authorized
SB 429 78-0 (2003) Author: Nelson, Jane Relating to a wireless priority service program for mobile telecommunication services. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SB 555 78-0 (2003) Author: Shapleigh, Eliot Relating to the telecommunications planning and oversight council. Senate: State Affairs Committee report printed and distributed
SB 732 78-0 (2003) Author: Brimer, Kim | et. al.
Sponsor: Puente, Robert
Relating to discounts or other forms of pricing flexibility for telecommunications services. House: Regulated Industries
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective on 9/1/03
SB 823 78-0 (2003) Author: Fraser, Troy | et. al. Relating to administration of the sales and use tax and compliance with the Streamlined Sales and Use Tax Agreement. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Finance
Referred to Ways & Means
SB 1116 78-0 (2003) Author: Williams, Tommy
Sponsor: Wilson, Ron
Relating to the criminal and civil consequences of conduct involving the theft of or tampering with certain communication or information services. House: Regulated Industries
Senate: Criminal Justice
Point of order sustained
SB 1151 78-0 (2003) Author: Shapleigh, Eliot
Sponsor: Solomons, Burt
Relating to the publication of state agency Internet addresses in telephone directories. House: State Affairs
Senate: Government Organization
Effective on 9/1/03
SB 1261 78-0 (2003) Author: Armbrister, Kenneth
Sponsor: Campbell, Scott
Relating to notice of proposed construction and the marking and location of certain wireless communication facilities. House: Regulated Industries
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective immediately
SB 1705 78-0 (2003) Author: Wentworth, Jeff
Sponsor: Martinez Fischer, Trey
Relating to the authority of certain taxing entities to repeal the local sales and use tax exemption for telecommunications services. House: Local Government Ways and Means
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Vetoed by the Governor
SB 1821 78-0 (2003) Author: Van de Putte, Leticia Relating to the use of credit scoring and credit history by certain telecommunications and electric service providers. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SB 1829 78-0 (2003) Author: Averitt, Kip
Sponsor: Nixon, Joe
Relating to the designation and obligations of a telecommunications provider of last resort and to the recovery of certain costs incurred in transitioning to a successor utility. House: Regulated Industries
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective on 9/1/03
SB 1852 78-0 (2003) Author: Shapiro, Florence Relating to the authorized review by municipalities of a certificated telecommunications provider's business records regarding payment of right of way fees. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
HB 44 78-1 (2003) Author: Hodge, Terri Relating to the provision of telephone service to inmates and defendants confined in facilities operated by the Texas Department of Criminal Justice. House: Corrections Referred to Corrections
HB 63 78-1 (2003) Author: Cook, Robert Relating to meetings of the Legislative Budget Board conducted through the use of certain telecommunication devices. House: Government Reform Received from the House
HB 289 77-0 (2001) Author: Maxey, Glen Relating to the advisory committee to the Health and Human Services Commission on telemedical consultation. House: Public Health Referred to Public Health
HB 649 77-0 (2001) Author: Flores, Kino Relating to reduced rates for certain telecommunications services for nonprofit organizations. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 719 77-0 (2001) Author: Chavez, Norma Relating to the requirement that a telephone solicitor's caller identification information appear on caller identification units. House: Business & Industry Left pending in committee
HB 766 77-0 (2001) Author: Maxey, Glen | et. al. Relating to funding telemedicine service and health care facilities through a grant or loan from the telecommunications infrastructure fund. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 925 77-0 (2001) Author: Kitchen, Ann | et. al. Relating to the use of development corporations to improve local telecommunications infrastructure. House: Economic Development Left pending in committee
HB 1025 77-0 (2001) Author: Isett, Carl | et. al. Relating to an exemption from the sales and use tax for certain assessments and fees related to telecommunications services. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
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 1148 77-0 (2001) Author: Cook, Robert
Sponsor: Armbrister, Kenneth
Relating to notice of proposed construction sent to the county commissioners court and others regarding, and the marking, location, and removal of, certain wireless communication facilities. House: County Affairs
Senate: Business & Commerce
Vetoed by the Governor
HB 1215 77-0 (2001) Author: Pitts, Jim Relating to the use of development corporations to improve local telecommunications infrastructure. House: Economic Development Left pending in committee
HB 1342 77-0 (2001) Author: Eiland, Craig Relating to a specialty insurance agent license for persons who sell certain telecommunications equipment. House: Insurance Left pending in committee
HB 1351 77-0 (2001) Author: Brimer, Kim
Sponsor: Armbrister, Kenneth
Relating to the funding and operation of the universal service fund. House: State Affairs
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective on 9/1/01
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
HB 1471 77-0 (2001) Author: Turner, Bob Relating to the emergency highway call box system. House: Public Safety Considered in Local & Consent Calendars
HB 1561 77-0 (2001) Author: Chavez, Norma | et. al. Relating to telephone prepaid calling card services. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 1574 77-0 (2001) Author: Junell, Robert Relating to the abolishment of the Commission on State Emergency Communications and the transfer of its duties to the Public Utility Commission of Texas. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 1736 77-0 (2001) Author: Wolens, Steven | et. al. Relating to the enhanced availability of advanced telecommunications services. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 1823 77-0 (2001) Author: Howard, Charlie
Sponsor: Armbrister, Kenneth
Relating to damages in an action for interception of communications. House: Civil Practices
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on 9/1/01
HB 1991 77-0 (2001) Author: Marchant, Kenny Relating to the completion of mobile telephone calls after obtaining the telephone number using directory assistance. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 2156 77-0 (2001) Author: Danburg, Debra
Sponsor: Van de Putte, Leticia
Relating to certain utility customer discounts. House: State Affairs
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective on 9/1/01
HB 2345 77-0 (2001) Author: Naishtat, Elliott
Sponsor: Fraser, Troy
Relating to the specialized telecommunications assistance program. House: Human Services
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective on 9/1/01
HB 2361 77-0 (2001) Author: Wolens, Steven Relating to the abolition of the Telecommunications Infrastructure Fund Board and to the transfer of its powers and duties to the Public Utility Commission. House: State Affairs No action taken in committee
HB 2388 77-0 (2001) Author: Chisum, Warren | et. al.
Sponsor: Bivins, Teel
Relating to the provision of telecommunications services to permanent residential or business premises that are not included in a certificated service area. House: State Affairs
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective on 9/1/01
HB 2596 77-0 (2001) Author: Chavez, Norma Relating to the use of development corporations to improve local telecommunications infrastructure. House: Economic Development Referred to Economic Development
HB 2713 77-0 (2001) Author: Deshotel, Joe Relating to the eligibility of public schools and libraries for certain funds. House: Economic Development Referred to Economic Development
HB 2824 77-0 (2001) Author: Smithee, John Relating to the eligibility of public schools and libraries for certain funds. House: Economic Development Left pending in committee
HB 2977 77-0 (2001) Author: Dukes, Dawnna Relating to the construction of certain telecommunications facilities. House: Land & Resource Management Laid on the table subject to call
HB 2983 77-0 (2001) Author: Corte, Frank Relating to adoption of rules for disclosure of proposed new transmission or distribution routes by a utility. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 3374 77-0 (2001) Author: Hawley, Judy Relating to the availability and deployment of advanced telecommunications services for economic development and providing of funding. House: Land & Resource Management Referred to Land and Resource Management
HB 3448 77-0 (2001) Author: Gallego, Pete Relating to the continuation and functions of the General Services Commission and to the operations of certain other state agencies having functions transferred from or associated with the commission, including the Department of Information Resources, the telecommunications planning and oversight council, the interagency work group for developing contracting guidelines, and the State Cemetery Committee. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 3594 77-0 (2001) Author: Oliveira, Rene Relating to exempting certain machinery and equipment used to provide broadband services. House: Ways & Means Left pending in committee
HB 3595 77-0 (2001) Author: Oliveira, Rene Relating to the sourcing of charges for mobile telecommunications services. House: Ways & Means Considered in Local & Consent Calendars
HB 3616 77-0 (2001) Author: Brimer, Kim Relating to the regulation of facsimile transmissions. House: Business & Industry Reported favorably as substituted
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
SB 216 77-0 (2001) Author: Bernsen, David Relating to the funding of telecommunications infrastructure for telemedicine services. House: State Affairs
Senate: Education
Referred to State Affairs
SB 295 77-0 (2001) Author: West, Royce Relating to certain limitations on discontinuance of basic local telecommunications service. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SB 311 77-0 (2001) Author: Zaffirini, Judith
Sponsor: Gallego, Pete
Relating to the abolition of the General Services Commission; to the transfer of its functions to a newly created Texas Building and Procurement Commission; and to the operations of certain other state agencies having functions transferred from or associated with the General Services Commission, including the Department of Information Resources, the telecommunications planning and oversight council, the attorney general, the Legislative Budget Board, and the State Cemetery Committee. House: State Affairs
Senate: State Affairs
See remarks for effective date
SB 380 77-0 (2001) Author: Shapleigh, Eliot Relating to the listing of state agency Internet addresses in telephone directories. House: State Affairs
Senate: State Affairs
Left pending in committee
SB 466 77-0 (2001) Author: Madla, Frank
Sponsor: Eiland, Craig
Relating to a specialty insurance agent license for persons who sell certain telecommunications equipment. House: Insurance
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective on 9/1/01
SB 480 77-0 (2001) Author: Duncan, Robert Relating to the use of development corporations to improve local telecommunications infrastructure. Senate: Veteran Affairs & Military Installations No action taken in committee
SB 547 77-0 (2001) Author: Sibley, David | et. al. Relating to an exemption from the sales and use tax for certain assessments and fees related to telecommunications services. Senate: Finance Left pending in committee
SB 564 77-0 (2001) Author: Armbrister, Kenneth | et. al. Relating to the funding and operation of the universal service fund. Senate: Business & Commerce Not again placed on intent calendar
SB 578 77-0 (2001) Author: Madla, Frank Relating to the provision of emergency communication services. Senate: Business & Commerce Not again placed on intent calendar
SB 657 77-0 (2001) Author: Barrientos, Gonzalo Relating to telephone solicitation; providing penalties. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SB 659 77-0 (2001) Author: Barrientos, Gonzalo Relating to regulation of telephone solicitors. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SB 1185 77-0 (2001) Author: Whitmire, John
Sponsor: Dukes, Dawnna
Relating to the construction of certain telecommunications facilities. House: Land & Resource Management
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective on 9/1/01
SB 1310 77-0 (2001) Author: Staples, Todd Relating to the eligibility of public schools and libraries for certain funds. Senate: Education Referred to Education
SB 1497 77-0 (2001) Author: Ellis, Rodney
Sponsor: Oliveira, Rene
Relating to the sourcing of charges for mobile telecommunications services. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Finance
Effective on . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
SB 1550 77-0 (2001) Author: Carona, John Relating to exempting certain machinery and equipment used to provide broadband services. Senate: Finance Referred to Finance
SB 1659 77-0 (2001) Author: Sibley, David
Sponsor: McCall, Brian
Relating to the format of telecommunications utility billing statements. House: State Affairs
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective immediately
SB 1661 77-0 (2001) Author: Sibley, David Relating to access to utility poles of electric and telephone utilities. Senate: Business & Commerce Left pending in committee
SB 1700 77-0 (2001) Author: Lucio, Jr., Eddie Relating to the support and improvement of strategic investment areas and rural areas through the deployment of high-speed and advanced services. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SB 1783 77-0 (2001) Author: Sibley, David | et. al.
Sponsor: Wolens, Steven | et. al.
Relating to enhanced availability of advanced telecommunications service. House: State Affairs
Senate: Business & Commerce
House appoints conferees-reported
HB 23 76-0 (1999) Author: Goolsby, Tony
Sponsor: Armbrister, Kenneth
Relating to liability for certain prohibited telephone communications. House: Business & Industry
Senate: Economic Development
Effective on 9/1/99
HB 83 76-0 (1999) Author: Chavez, Norma Relating to change due for payments made to a pay telephone. House: Economic Development Subcommittee members named
HB 450 76-0 (1999) Author: Pitts, Jim
Sponsor: Cain, David
Relating to disconnection of a telephone call made by an automated dial announcing device. House: Business & Industry
Senate: Economic Development
Effective on 9/1/99
HB 548 76-0 (1999) Author: Flores, Kino | et. al. Relating to unauthorized charges on a bill for telecommunications services. House: Business & Industry
Senate: Economic Development
Referred to Economic Development
HB 552 76-0 (1999) Author: Danburg, Debra Relating to the protection of telecommunications and electric services customers. House: Business & Industry Referred to Business & Industry
HB 603 76-0 (1999) Author: Siebert, Bill | et. al. Relating to the abolition of the Public Utility Commission of Texas and to the transfer of its powers and duties to the Railroad Commission of Texas. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 630 76-0 (1999) Author: Gallego, Pete Relating to the purposes and powers of an electric cooperative corporation serving a border county. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 1062 76-0 (1999) Author: Cook, Robert | et. al. Relating to the provision of electric transmission services by a river authority. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 1250 76-0 (1999) Author: Maxey, Glen Relating to exempting basic local telecommunications services from the sales and use tax. House: Ways & Means Subcommittee members named
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
HB 1614 76-0 (1999) Author: Carter, Bill | et. al. Relating to the provision of local exchange telephone service in a municipality and the management by the municipality of public rights-of-way used by providers of that service. House: Land & Resource Management Left pending in committee
HB 1700 76-0 (1999) Author: Danburg, Debra
Sponsor: Barrientos, Gonzalo
Relating to lifeline and tel-assistance telecommunications services. House: State Affairs
Senate: Economic Development
Effective on 9/1/99
HB 1701 76-0 (1999) Author: Van de Putte, Leticia | et. al. Relating to the regulation of telecommunications utilities and to the provision of telecommunications and related services. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 1729 76-0 (1999) Author: Danburg, Debra Relating to telecommunications bills. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 1730 76-0 (1999) Author: Danburg, Debra Relating to the protection of telecommunications and electric services customers; providing penalties. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 1757 76-0 (1999) Author: Turner, Sylvester Relating to procurement by local governments and state agencies of certain automated systems through certain nonprofit organizations. House: State Affairs
Senate: State Affairs
Referred to State Affairs
HB 1773 76-0 (1999) Author: Hamric, Peggy Relating to unsolicited electronic mail; providing civil penalties. House: Business & Industry Referred to Business & Industry
HB 1777 76-0 (1999) Author: Wolens, Steven | et. al.
Sponsor: Lucio, Jr., Eddie
Relating to the provision of local exchange telephone service in a municipality and the management by the municipality of public rights-of-way used by providers of that service. House: State Affairs
Senate: Economic Development
Effective on 9/1/99
HB 1876 76-0 (1999) Author: Hinojosa, Juan | et. al.
Sponsor: Whitmire, John
Relating to theft of or tampering with multichannel video or information services; providing penalties. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
Effective on 9/1/99
HB 2216 76-0 (1999) Author: Hilbert, Paul Relating to the disclosure of the rates for long distance calls made from a pay telephone. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 2387 76-0 (1999) Author: Turner, Sylvester Relating to the use of the money by the telecommunications infrastructure board in the qualifying entities account of the telecommunications infrastructure fund. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 2413 76-0 (1999) Author: Hilbert, Paul Relating to exempting certain machinery and equipment used for certain telecommunications services from the sales and use tax. House: Ways & Means Left pending in committee
HB 2420 76-0 (1999) Author: Driver, Joe | et. al. Relating to an advertisement sent to a facsimile machine. House: Business & Industry
Senate: Economic Development
Referred to s/c by chair
HB 2689 76-0 (1999) Author: Counts, David Relating to the regulation of telecommunications utilities and to the provision of telecommunications and related services. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 2690 76-0 (1999) Author: Counts, David Relating to the acquisition of small and rural telephone exchanges. House: State Affairs Comm. report sent to Local & Consent Calendar
HB 2692 76-0 (1999) Author: Counts, David Relating to universal service revenue recovery and affiliated activities of local exchange telephone companies. House: State Affairs Comm. report sent to Local & Consent Calendar
HB 2726 76-0 (1999) Author: Turner, Sylvester Relating to telephone prepaid calling services. House: State Affairs Companion considered in lieu of in committee
HB 2777 76-0 (1999) Author: Pitts, Jim | et. al. Relating to the listing of a business location in a telephone directory or database. House: Business & Industry Referred to Business & Industry
HB 2798 76-0 (1999) Author: Driver, Joe Relating to the authority of municipalities to offer telecommunications services. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 2848 76-0 (1999) Author: Solis, Jim Relating to the eligibility of ambulatory health care centers to receive grants or loans from the Telecommunications Infrastructure Fund. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 2858 76-0 (1999) Author: Siebert, Bill
Sponsor: Wentworth, Jeff
Relating to the authority of certain taxing entities to repeal the local sales and use tax exemption for telecommunications services. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Effective immediately
HB 2904 76-0 (1999) Author: Seaman, Gene Relating to the expansion of certain toll-free local calling areas. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 2910 76-0 (1999) Author: Naishtat, Elliott
Sponsor: Barrientos, Gonzalo
Relating to contracts for special features of the telecommunications relay access service. House: State Affairs
Senate: Economic Development
Testimony taken in committee
HB 3222 76-0 (1999) Author: Gallego, Pete Relating to Internet access in rural areas. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 3393 76-0 (1999) Author: Brimer, Kim Relating to the enhanced availability of broadband Internet access. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 3518 76-0 (1999) Author: Madden, Jerry Relating to prohibiting the use of an overlay in the implementation of a new area code. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 3572 76-0 (1999) Author: Siebert, Bill Relating to the regulation of telecommunications utilities and to the provision of telecommunications and related services. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 3640 76-0 (1999) Author: Naishtat, Elliott Relating to expanding the specialized telecommunications devices assistance program. House: Human Services Considered in Local & Consent Calendars
HB 3692 76-0 (1999) Author: Hunter, Bob Relating to the regulation of telecommunications utilities and to the provision of telecommunications and related services. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 3723 76-0 (1999) Author: Bailey, Kevin Relating to required reporting of certain transactions of certain telecommunications utilities to the Public Utility Commission of Texas. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 3750 76-0 (1999) Author: Puente, Robert Relating to the regulation of telecommunications utilities. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
HCR 296 76-0 (1999) Author: Wolens, Steven
Sponsor: Ellis, Rodney
Instructing the enrolling clerk of the house to make technical corrections in H.B. 1777. Signed by the Governor
HR 1307 76-0 (1999) Author: Goodman, Toby Suspending limitations on conference committee jurisdiction, S.B. No. 560. Reported enrolled
SB 47 76-0 (1999) Author: Carona, John Relating to customer authorization of telecommunications products and services. Senate: Economic Development Referred to Economic Development
SB 86 76-0 (1999) Author: Nelson, Jane | et. al.
Sponsor: Danburg, Debra
Relating to the protection of telecommunications and electric services customers; providing penalties. House: State Affairs
Senate: Electric Utility Restructuring - Special
Effective in 90 days -- 8/30/99
SB 106 76-0 (1999) Author: Truan, Carlos Relating to a telecommunication for the delivery of an advertisement; providing penalties. Senate: Economic Development Left pending in subcommittee
SB 168 76-0 (1999) Author: Armbrister, Kenneth Relating to the provision of electric transmission services by a river authority. House: State Affairs
Senate: Economic Development
Referred to State Affairs
SB 169 76-0 (1999) Author: Armbrister, Kenneth Relating to the listing of a business location of certain businesses in a telephone directory or database. House: Business & Industry
Senate: Economic Development
Referred to Business & Industry
SB 242 76-0 (1999) Author: Ellis, Rodney Relating to the lease of rights-of-way along Texas highways. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 467 76-0 (1999) Author: Fraser, Troy Relating to the regulation of telecommunications utilities and to the provision of telecommunications and related services. Senate: Economic Development Referred to s/c on Tech & Business by Chair
SB 484 76-0 (1999) Author: Duncan, Robert
Sponsor: McCall, Brian
Relating to defining a local exchange access line and an equivalent local exchange access line for purposes of the imposition of 9-1-1 emergency services fees and the exclusion of certain telephone lines used to provide Internet access. House: State Affairs
Senate: Economic Development
Effective immediately
SB 560 76-0 (1999) Author: Sibley, David | et. al.
Sponsor: Van de Putte, Leticia | et. al.
Relating to the regulation of telecommunications utilities by the Public Utility Commission of Texas and the provision of telecommunications services. House: State Affairs
Senate: Economic Development
Effective on 9/1/99
SB 653 76-0 (1999) Author: Lucio, Jr., Eddie Relating to the provision of local exchange telephone service in a municipality and the management by the municipality of public rights-of-way used by providers of that service. Senate: Economic Development Referred to Economic Development
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
SB 687 76-0 (1999) Author: Barrientos, Gonzalo Relating to lifeline and tel-assistance telecommunications services. Senate: Economic Development Referred to Economic Development
SB 962 76-0 (1999) Author: Barrientos, Gonzalo | et. al.
Sponsor: Keel, Terry
Relating to the prosecution and punishment of the offense of harassment. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
Laid on the table subject to call
SB 1020 76-0 (1999) Author: Shapleigh, Eliot | et. al.
Sponsor: Turner, Sylvester
Relating to telephone prepaid calling services; providing penalties. House: State Affairs
Senate: Economic Development
Effective immediately
SB 1056 76-0 (1999) Author: Carona, John Relating to exempting certain machinery and equipment used for certain telecommunications services from the sales and use tax. Senate: Finance Left pending in committee
SB 1251 76-0 (1999) Author: West, Royce Relating to discontinuance of basic local telecommunications service. House: State Affairs
Senate: Economic Development
Referred to State Affairs
SB 1385 76-0 (1999) Author: Shapleigh, Eliot Relating to required reporting of certain transactions of certain telecommunications utilities to the Public Utility Commission of Texas. Senate: Economic Development Referred to Economic Development
SB 1398 76-0 (1999) Author: Haywood, Tom Relating to Internet access in rural areas. Senate: Economic Development Referred to s/c on Tech & Business by Pres.
SB 1441 76-0 (1999) Author: Barrientos, Gonzalo
Sponsor: Naishtat, Elliott
Relating to expanding the specialized telecommunications devices assistance program and contracts for special features of the telecommunications relay access service. House: Human Services
Senate: Human Services
Effective on 9/1/99
SB 1459 76-0 (1999) Author: Cain, David Relating to the abolishment of the Public Utility Commission of Texas and the transfer of its powers and duties to the Railroad Commission of Texas. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 1516 76-0 (1999) Author: Brown, J. E. Relating to the regulation of telecommunications services of commercial mobile service providers. Senate: Economic Development Referred to Economic Development
SB 1743 76-0 (1999) Author: Harris, Chris Relating to the enhanced availability of broadband Internet access. Senate: Economic Development Referred to s/c on Tech & Business by Pres.
SB 1764 76-0 (1999) Author: Barrientos, Gonzalo Relating to use of the state government telecommunications system by certain private entities providing telemedicine or distance learning services. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SCR 89 76-0 (1999) Author: Sibley, David Instructing the enrolling clerk of the senate to make corrections in S.B. No. 560. Signed by the Governor
SR 1181 76-0 (1999) Author: Sibley, David Suspending limitations on conference committee jurisdiction, S.B. No. 560. Reported enrolled
HB 98 75-0 (1997) Author: Turner, Sylvester | et. al. Relating to the telecommunications infrastructure fund. House: State Affairs Companion considered in lieu of in committee
HB 731 75-0 (1997) Author: Shields, John Relating to the funding of the telecommunications infrastructure fund. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 1009 75-0 (1997) Author: Jones, Jesse | et. al. Relating to a long distance carrier authorized to serve a subscriber; providing an administrative penalty. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 1139 75-0 (1997) Author: Maxey, Glen Relating to participation by libraries in distance learning and by librarians on the Telecommunications Infrastructure Fund Board. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 1330 75-0 (1997) Author: Naishtat, Elliott Relating to the creation and administration of a program to assist individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing or who have an impairment of speech to purchase specialized telecommunications devices for telephone service access. House: Human Services Laid on the table subject to call
HB 1411 75-0 (1997) Author: Oliveira, Rene Relating to application of the sales and use tax to telephone prepaid calling cards. House: Ways & Means Considered in Calendars
HB 1437 75-0 (1997) Author: Carter, Bill | et. al. Relating to the creation of an emergency telephone call box system for highway users in this state. House: Transportation Statement(s) of vote recorded in Journal
HB 1482 75-0 (1997) Author: Carter, Bill | et. al.
Sponsor: Armbrister, Kenneth
Relating to computer and telecommunications offenses; providing penalties. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
Effective on 9/1/97
HB 1509 75-0 (1997) Author: Stiles, Mark | et. al. Relating to the development of a restructured competitive electricity market. House: State Affairs Referred to subcommittee
HB 1579 75-0 (1997) Author: Uher, D.R. Relating to the collection of the assessment for the telecommunications infrastructure fund. House: State Affairs Referred to subcommittee
HB 1618 75-0 (1997) Author: Hilbert, Paul Relating to the disclosure of the rates for long distance calls made from a pay phone. House: State Affairs Referred to subcommittee
HB 1982 75-0 (1997) Author: Danburg, Debra | et. al. Relating to change of a customer's telecommunications provider; providing a civil penalty. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 2128 75-0 (1997) Author: Janek, Kyle | et. al.
Sponsor: Barrientos, Gonzalo
Relating to the use of telephone caller identification services and automated dial announcing devices by telephone solicitors; providing an administrative penalty. House: Business & Industry
Senate: Economic Development
Effective on 9/1/97
HB 2129 75-0 (1997) Author: Carter, Bill | et. al.
Sponsor: Lucio, Jr., Eddie
Relating to the administration and financing of wireless service providers of 9-1-1 service. House: State Affairs
Senate: Economic Development
Effective on 9/1/97
HB 2418 75-0 (1997) Author: Danburg, Debra Relating to telecommunications utility access to certain municipal public rights-of-way. House: State Affairs Referred directly to subcommittee by chair
HB 2423 75-0 (1997) Author: Hill, Fred Relating to rates for switched access telecommunications services. House: State Affairs Referred to subcommittee
HB 2580 75-0 (1997) Author: Davis, Yvonne Relating to the creation of the Texas Intermodal Surface Transportation Program. House: Urban Affairs Referred to Urban Affairs
HB 2876 75-0 (1997) Author: Greenberg, Sherri Relating to facilitating the organization and availability of government information. House: State Affairs Referred to subcommittee
HB 2907 75-0 (1997) Author: Wolens, Steven Relating to the installation, maintenance, and operation of certain telecommunications facilities on or within state highway improvements. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 2966 75-0 (1997) Author: Davila, Diana Relating to consumer telephone calls made by a telephone solicitor. House: Business & Industry Placed on General State Calendar
HB 2994 75-0 (1997) Author: Chavez, Norma Relating to procedures for voting by telephone. House: Elections Referred to Elections
HB 3145 75-0 (1997) Author: Danburg, Debra Relating to the administration of the state's telecommunications numbering plan. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 3167 75-0 (1997) Author: Driver, Joe Relating to change of a customer's telecommunications provider. House: State Affairs Referred to subcommittee
HB 3174 75-0 (1997) Author: Giddings, Helen Relating to telephone solicitation using automated dial announcing devices. House: Business & Industry Placed on General State Calendar
HB 3251 75-0 (1997) Author: Hartnett, Will Relating to registration and reporting by certain organizations; providing penalties. House: Business & Industry Left pending in committee
HB 3321 75-0 (1997) Author: Carter, Bill Relating to the provision of telecommunication service within municipalities; prohibiting discrimination in the use of public rights-of-way; establishing the requirements for use of public right-of-way; and relating to permissible fees and charges for engaging in business and using public rights-of-way and pole attachments within municipalities. House: State Affairs Referred to subcommittee
HB 3373 75-0 (1997) Author: Yarbrough, Ken | et. al.
Sponsor: Whitmire, John
Relating to the unlawful interception, use, or disclosure of certain wire, oral, or electronic communications. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
Tagged in committee
HB 3475 75-0 (1997) Author: Alvarado, Leo | et. al. Relating to facilitating the organization and availability of government information. House: State Affairs
Senate: State Affairs
Referred to State Affairs
HB 3500 75-0 (1997) Author: Ramsay, Tom Relating to the establishment of a video teleconferencing pilot program to assist certain businesses in establishing international trade relationships. House: Economic Development Referred to Economic Development
SB 249 75-0 (1997) Author: Sibley, David
Sponsor: Turner, Sylvester
Relating to the telecommunications infrastructure fund. House: State Affairs
Senate: Economic Development
Effective on . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
SB 253 75-0 (1997) Author: Barrientos, Gonzalo | et. al.
Sponsor: Danburg, Debra | et. al.
Relating to the selection of telecommunications utilities by customers. House: State Affairs
Senate: Economic Development
Effective on 9/1/97
SB 667 75-0 (1997) Author: Barrientos, Gonzalo | et. al.
Sponsor: Naishtat, Elliott
Relating to the creation and administration of a program to assist individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing or who have an impairment of speech to purchase specialized telecommunications devices for telephone service access. House: Human Services
Senate: Economic Development
Effective immediately
SB 683 75-0 (1997) Author: Armbrister, Kenneth Relating to computer and telecommunications offenses; providing penalties. Senate: Criminal Justice Referred to Criminal Justice
SB 684 75-0 (1997) Author: Patterson, Jerry Relating to the development of a restructured competitive electricity market. Senate: Economic Development No action taken in committee
SB 749 75-0 (1997) Author: Sibley, David Relating to use of the state government telecommunications system by private colleges and universities. Senate: International Relations, Trade & Technology Ref. to Int. Relations, Trade & Technology
SB 760 75-0 (1997) Author: Sibley, David Relating to the selection of telecommunications utilities by customers. Senate: Economic Development No action taken in committee
SB 811 75-0 (1997) Author: Truan, Carlos
Sponsor: Rangel, Irma
Relating to the use of certain telecommunications facilities of institutions of higher education to assist small business. House: Higher Education
Senate: International Relations, Trade & Technology
Point of order sustained
SB 814 75-0 (1997) Author: Truan, Carlos Relating to the establishment of a video teleconferencing pilot program to assist certain businesses in establishing international trade relationships. House: Economic Development
Senate: International Relations, Trade & Technology
Reported favorably w/o amendment(s)
SB 897 75-0 (1997) Author: Shapleigh, Eliot
Sponsor: Alvarado, Leo | et. al.
Relating to facilitating the organization and availability of government information. House: State Affairs
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/97
SB 989 75-0 (1997) Author: Nelson, Jane Relating to the provision of private switch 9-1-1 emergency telephone service. Senate: Economic Development Left pending in committee
SB 1008 75-0 (1997) Author: Ellis, Rodney Relating to limitations on long distance service charges and related disconnections of service. Senate: Economic Development Referred to Economic Development
SB 1120 75-0 (1997) Author: Armbrister, Kenneth
Sponsor: Van de Putte, Leticia
Relating to the interception of wire, oral, or electronic communications, to the use of pen registers and trap and trace devices, and to the civil and criminal consequences of improperly engaging in those activities. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
Effective on 9/1/97
SB 1133 75-0 (1997) Author: Sibley, David Relating to the creation of an emergency telephone call box system for highway users in this state. Senate: State Affairs Committee report printed and distributed
SB 1149 75-0 (1997) Author: Wentworth, Jeff Relating to a prohibition on telecommunications utilities discriminating in the placement of advertisements in telephone directories. Senate: Economic Development Referred to Economic Development
SB 1259 75-0 (1997) Author: Barrientos, Gonzalo Relating to the use of telephone caller identification services by telephone solicitors. Senate: Economic Development Referred to Economic Development
SB 1294 75-0 (1997) Author: Cain, David Relating to telecommunication service certificates issued by the Public Utility Commission and consents, franchises, and permits for access to public rights-of-way for telecommunication purposes issued by municipalities. Senate: Economic Development Referred to Economic Development
SB 1462 75-0 (1997) Author: Armbrister, Kenneth Relating to the installation, maintenance, and operation of certain telecommunications facilities on or within state highway improvements. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 1581 75-0 (1997) Author: Carona, John
Sponsor: Hartnett, Will
Relating to registration of and reporting by certain charitable organizations; providing penalties. House: Business & Industry
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/97
SB 1652 75-0 (1997) Author: Nelson, Jane Relating to the consolidation of state telecommunications services into the Department of Information Resources. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 1665 75-0 (1997) Author: Shapiro, Florence Relating to the expansion of toll-free calling areas. House: State Affairs
Senate: Economic Development
No action taken in committee
SB 1772 75-0 (1997) Author: Lucio, Jr., Eddie Relating to telecommunications in state facilities. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 1819 75-0 (1997) Author: Shapleigh, Eliot Relating to limitations on long distance service charges and related disconnections of service. Senate: Economic Development Referred to Economic Development
SB 1914 75-0 (1997) Author: Sibley, David
Sponsor: Turner, Sylvester
Relating to the provision of telecommunications services by the General Services Commission. House: State Affairs
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/97
SB 1915 75-0 (1997) Author: Sibley, David
Sponsor: Ramsay, Tom | et. al.
Relating to the regulation of utilities. House: State Affairs
Senate: Economic Development
Committee report sent to Calendars
SB 1934 75-0 (1997) Author: Lucio, Jr., Eddie Relating to application of the sales and use tax to telephone prepaid calling cards. Senate: Finance Referred to Finance
SB 1937 75-0 (1997) Author: Lucio, Jr., Eddie
Sponsor: Carter, Bill
Relating to the provision of telecommunications services within municipalities. House: State Affairs
Senate: Economic Development
Effective on 9/1/97
SCR 95 75-0 (1997) Author: Bivins, Teel Authorizing the creation of the Texas Education Telecommunications Coordinating Committee. House: State Affairs
Senate: Education
Referred to State Affairs
HB 823 74-0 (1995) Author: Heflin, Talmadge Relating to the amount a hotel or motel may charge for a telephone call. House: Economic Development Failed to pass
HB 1248 74-0 (1995) Author: Danburg, Debra Relating to the area code applicable to certain telecommunications utility customers. House: Economic Development Referred to Economic Development
HB 1518 74-0 (1995) Author: Wilson, Ron Relating to transmission of electricity through wires located above ground. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 1714 74-0 (1995) Author: Woolley, Beverly | et. al. Relating to eligibility of libraries for reduced rates for telecommunications services. House: Economic Development
Senate: Economic Development
Referred to Economic Development
HB 1758 74-0 (1995) Author: Delisi, Dianne Relating to the use of telephones by defendants confined in the institutional division of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice. House: Corrections
Senate: Finance
Referred to Finance
HB 1766 74-0 (1995) Author: King, Tracy Relating to persons subject to regulation as telephone solicitors. House: Business & Industry Laid on the table subject to call
HB 1767 74-0 (1995) Author: King, Tracy Relating to the prosecution of telemarketing fraud and to the granting of concurrent jurisdiction to the attorney general to prosecute telemarketing fraud offenses. House: Business & Industry Referred to subcommittee
HB 1777 74-0 (1995) Author: Black, Layton | et. al. Relating to the regulation of small telecommunications utilities and telephone cooperative corporations. House: State Affairs
Senate: Economic Development
Referred to Economic Development
HB 1895 74-0 (1995) Author: Holzheauser, Steve Relating to expansion of toll-free calling areas. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 1954 74-0 (1995) Author: Carter, Bill Relating to the creation of an emergency telephone call box system for highway users in this state. House: Transportation Placed on General State Calendar
HB 1955 74-0 (1995) Author: Carter, Bill | et. al. Relating to the collection of the 9-1-1 emergency service fee from users of local exchange access lines and cellular and wireless telecommunications devices. House: State Affairs Withdrawn from calendar
HB 2019 74-0 (1995) Author: Swinford, David Relating to a contract for the provision of certain services transported or provided by a telecommunications utility. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 2128 74-0 (1995) Author: Seidlits, Jr., Curtis | et. al.
Sponsor: Sibley, David
Relating to the regulation of telecommunications utilities, to the provision of telecommunications and related services, and to the continuation of the Public Utility Commission of Texas. House: State Affairs
Senate: Economic Development
Effective on 9/1/95
HB 2237 74-0 (1995) Author: Raymond, Richard Relating to creating an interim committee to study the feasibility of establishing a privately operated telephone service for inmates and defendants confined in facilities operated by the Texas Department of Criminal Justice. House: Corrections Left pending in committee
HB 2508 74-0 (1995) Author: Hunter, Bob | et. al.
Sponsor: Armbrister, Kenneth
Relating to the authority of a governmental body to hold an open or closed meeting by telephone conference call. House: State Affairs
Senate: State Affairs
Effective in 90 days -- 8/28/95
HB 2682 74-0 (1995) Author: Turner, Sylvester Relating to the prevention of redlining by telecommunications utilities. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 2972 74-0 (1995) Author: Seidlits, Jr., Curtis Relating to the use of caller I.D. service by Commercial Mobile Radio Service providers licensed by the Federal Communication Commission. House: State Affairs Laid on the table subject to call
SB 319 74-0 (1995) Author: Armbrister, Kenneth | et. al.
Sponsor: Seidlits, Jr., Curtis
Relating to a nonsubstantive recodification of the Public Utility Regulatory Act. House: State Affairs
Senate: State Affairs
Effective immediately
SB 373 74-0 (1995) Author: Armbrister, Kenneth
Sponsor: Seidlits, Jr., Curtis
Relating to the continuation, operations, and functions of the Public Utility Commission of Texas and the Office of Public Utility Counsel; providing penalties. House: State Affairs
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/95
SB 716 74-0 (1995) Author: Patterson, Jerry Relating to the amount a hotel or motel may charge for a telephone call. Senate: Economic Development Referred to Economic Development
SB 760 74-0 (1995) Author: Madla, Frank Relating to the authorization for the governing body of certain hospitals to conduct meetings by telephone conference call. House: State Affairs
Senate: Health & Human Services
Left pending in committee
SB 785 74-0 (1995) Author: Ellis, Rodney Relating to eligibility of public libraries for reduced telephone rates for distance learning activities. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 809 74-0 (1995) Author: Lucio, Jr., Eddie Relating to eligibility of public libraries for reduced telephone rates for distance learning activities. Senate: Economic Development Referred to Economic Development
SB 1029 74-0 (1995) Author: Haywood, Tom
Sponsor: King, Tracy
Relating to persons subject to regulation as telephone solicitors. House: Business & Industry
Senate: Economic Development
Effective on 9/1/95
SB 1030 74-0 (1995) Author: Haywood, Tom Relating to the prosecution of telemarketing fraud and to the granting of concurrent jurisdiction to the attorney general to prosecute telemarketing fraud offenses. Senate: Economic Development Referred to Economic Development
SB 1158 74-0 (1995) Author: Sibley, David
Sponsor: Seidlits, Jr., Curtis
Relating to the use of a caller identification service by commercial mobile radio service providers licensed by the Federal Communications Commission. House: State Affairs
Senate: Economic Development
Effective in 90 days -- 8/28/95
SB 1164 74-0 (1995) Author: Rosson, Peggy Relating to the collection of the 9-1-1 emergency service fee from users of local exchange access lines and cellular and wireless telecommunications devices. Senate: Economic Development Referred to Economic Development
SB 1308 74-0 (1995) Author: Cain, David Relating to telephone solicitations. Senate: Economic Development Referred to Economic Development
SB 1311 74-0 (1995) Author: Cain, David Relating to the prosecution of telemarketing fraud and to the granting of concurrent jurisdiction to the attorney general to prosecute telemarketing fraud offenses. Senate: Economic Development Referred to Economic Development
SB 1319 74-0 (1995) Author: Armbrister, Kenneth Relating to aural communications; authorizing civil damages; providing criminal penalties; and conforming certain laws to federal law. House: State Affairs
Senate: Economic Development
Referred to State Affairs
SB 1433 74-0 (1995) Author: Cain, David Relating to the regulation of small telecommunications utilities and telephone cooperative corporations. Senate: Economic Development Referred to Economic Development
SB 1644 74-0 (1995) Author: Henderson, Don
Sponsor: Danburg, Debra
Relating to the regulation of changes of long distance carriers; providing a penalty. House: State Affairs
Senate: Jurisprudence
Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 14 73-0 (1993) Author: Carona, John Relating to the authorization of wire, oral, or electronic interceptions for certain offenses involving organized criminal activity. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
HB 364 73-0 (1993) Author: Clemons, Billy
Sponsor: Lucio, Eddie
Relating to the regulation of telephone solicitation; providing civil and criminal penalties. House: Business & Industry
Senate: Economic Development
Effective on 9/1/93
HB 614 73-0 (1993) Author: Carona, John Relating to an exception to the offense of interception of a wire, oral, or electronic communication. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
HB 653 73-0 (1993) Author: Smith, Ashley
Sponsor: Lucio, Eddie
Relating to the establishment of an education tariff for certain telecommunications services. House: Economic Development
Senate: Economic Development
Effective in 90 days -- 8/30/93
HB 739 73-0 (1993) Author: Seidlits, Jr., Curtis | et. al. Relating to a requirement that an operator service make a live operator available. House: Economic Development Coauthor Authorized
HB 796 73-0 (1993) Author: Hilderbran, Harvey Relating to the interception of certain communications and the use of those communications as evidence; creating a defense to prosecution for unlawful use of certain interception devices. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
HB 904 73-0 (1993) Author: Seidlits, Jr., Curtis | et. al. Relating to the regulation of certain telecommunications utilities. House: Economic Development Coauthor Authorized
HB 1159 73-0 (1993) Author: Saunders, Robert | et. al. Relating to the installation or use of a pen register or a trap and trace device by a communications common carrier or a customer or subscriber of the carrier. House: Economic Development Left pending in committee
HB 1320 73-0 (1993) Author: Patterson, Pete
Sponsor: Shelley, Dan
Relating to the authority of the State Seed and Plant Board to hold board meetings telephonically. House: State Affairs
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective immediately
HB 1544 73-0 (1993) Author: Carter, Bill
Sponsor: Carriker, Steven
Relating to providing 9-1-1 emergency service to certain residential facilities. House: Public Safety
Senate: Economic Development
Effective in 90 days -- 8/30/93
HB 1603 73-0 (1993) Author: De La Garza, Eddie Relating to the continuation of laws on the interception and use of wire, oral, or electronic communications. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
HB 1700 73-0 (1993) Author: Wilson, Ron Relating to a requirement that pay telephones receive incoming telephone calls. House: Economic Development Left pending in committee
HB 2020 73-0 (1993) Author: Rodriguez, Ciro Relating to the registration of telemarketers; providing a penalty. House: Licensing & Administrative Procedures Left pending in committee
HB 2086 73-0 (1993) Author: Eckels, Robert Relating to the installation or use of a pen register or a trap and trace device by a customer or subscriber of a communications common carrier. House: Economic Development Left pending in committee
HB 2456 73-0 (1993) Author: Ramsay, Tom | et. al.
Sponsor: Barrientos, Gonzalo
Relating to the operation of a toll free crime stoppers telephone service for areas of the state not served by a local crime stoppers program. House: Public Safety
Senate: Criminal Justice
Effective in 90 days -- 8/30/93
HB 2520 73-0 (1993) Author: Smith, Ashley | et. al. Relating to establishing a planning group to determine the state's long-term telecommunications needs. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 2521 73-0 (1993) Author: Smith, Ashley | et. al. Relating to the development of a statewide telecommunications network for state entities. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 2522 73-0 (1993) Author: Smith, Ashley | et. al. Relating to the provision of discounted telephone rates to educational institutions. House: State Affairs Referred to subcommittee
HB 2535 73-0 (1993) Author: Campbell, Ben
Sponsor: Armbrister, Kenneth
Relating to the authority of a community supervision and corrections department, a commissioners court, or the pardons and paroles division of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice to enter into contracts for certain supervision or telecommunications services. House: Corrections
Senate: Criminal Justice
Effective in 90 days -- 8/30/93
HB 2648 73-0 (1993) Author: Brady, Kevin Relating to a requirement that certain telephone directories contain information to increase public awareness of state government services. House: Economic Development Referred to subcommittee
HR 797 73-0 (1993) Author: Cain, David Urging state agencies to investigate and implement telecommuting as a means to help reduce the costs of Texas state government. House: State Affairs Committee report printed and distributed
SB 73 73-0 (1993) Author: Bivins, Teel | et. al.
Sponsor: Saunders, Robert
Relating to the authority of a telecommunications utility to offer caller identification service. House: Economic Development
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/93
SB 152 73-0 (1993) Author: Whitmire, John Relating to the interception of certain communications and the use of those communications as evidence; creating a defense to prosecution for unlawful use of certain interception devices. Senate: Criminal Justice Referred to Criminal Justice
SB 153 73-0 (1993) Author: Whitmire, John Relating to the continuation of laws on the interception and use of wire, oral, or electronic communications. Senate: Criminal Justice Referred to Criminal Justice
SB 162 73-0 (1993) Author: Rosson, Peggy
Sponsor: Seidlits, Jr., Curtis
Relating to a requirement that an operator service make a live operator available. House: Economic Development
Senate: Economic Development
Effective on 9/1/93
SB 165 73-0 (1993) Author: Harris, Chris
Sponsor: Brimer, Kim
Relating to the interception, use, or disclosure of wire, oral, or electronic communications and to the prosecution of offenses related to those activities. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
Committee report sent to Calendars
SB 293 73-0 (1993) Author: Lucio, Eddie Relating to the regulation of telephone solicitation; providing civil and criminal penalties. Senate: Economic Development Referred to Economic Development
SB 299 73-0 (1993) Author: Rosson, Peggy Relating to the authority of a telecommunications utility to offer caller identification services and to the definition of an offense. Senate: State Affairs Left pending in committee
SB 377 73-0 (1993) Author: Haley, Bill
Sponsor: Seidlits, Jr., Curtis
Relating to the regulation of certain telecommunications utilities. House: Economic Development
Senate: Economic Development
Effective on 9/1/93
SB 480 73-0 (1993) Author: Armbrister, Kenneth Relating to the authority of the board of directors of the Texas Public Finance Authority to hold board meetings telephonically. Senate: Finance No action taken in committee
SB 632 73-0 (1993) Author: Carriker, Steven | et. al.
Sponsor: Uher, D.R.
Relating to the service areas of certain public utilities. House: Economic Development
Senate: Economic Development
Effective on 9/1/93
SB 835 73-0 (1993) Author: Luna, Gregory
Sponsor: Oliveira, Rene
Relating to the posting of telephone numbers and notices on pay telephones; providing a civil penalty. House: Economic Development
Senate: Economic Development
Effective on 9/1/93
SB 890 73-0 (1993) Author: Shelley, Dan Relating to the authority of the State Seed and Plant Board to hold board meetings telephonically. Senate: Natural Resources Meeting cancelled
SB 915 73-0 (1993) Author: Lucio, Eddie | et. al. Relating to the establishment of an education tariff for certain telecommunications services. Senate: Economic Development Left pending in committee
SB 979 73-0 (1993) Author: Carriker, Steven Relating to the establishment of an education tariff for certain telecommunications services. Senate: Economic Development Referred to Economic Development
SB 1124 73-0 (1993) Author: Rosson, Peggy Relating to cost accounting information of telecommunication utilities. Senate: Economic Development Referred to Economic Development
SB 1170 73-0 (1993) Author: Barrientos, Gonzalo Relating to the operation of a toll free crime stoppers telephone service for areas of the state not served by a local crime stoppers program. Senate: Criminal Justice Left pending in committee
SB 1358 73-0 (1993) Author: Bivins, Teel Relating to the establishment of an education tariff for certain telecommunications services. Senate: Economic Development Referred to Economic Development
SCR 40 73-0 (1993) Author: Haley, Bill Requesting the Public Utility Commission of Texas to study the feasibility of establishing a differential rate structure for telephone services to our state's school districts. House: State Affairs
Senate: Administration
Referred to State Affairs
SCR 66 73-0 (1993) Author: Zaffirini, Judith | et. al.
Sponsor: Smith, Ashley
Encouraging institutions and systems of higher education to continue and to expand efforts to utilize telecommunications technologies to deliver courses and programs to Texans who need them. House: Higher Education
Senate: Education
Signed by the Governor
SR 1039 73-0 (1993) Author: Madla, Frank Withdrawing Senate Bill No. 696 and House Bill No. 2490 from consideration and commending all parties involved in the compromise. Senate: Administration Referred to Administration
SR 1148 73-0 (1993) Author: Montford, John Establishing a special joint interim committee to study fraudulent telemarketing schemes. Senate: Administration Referred to Administration
HB 108 72-0 (1991) Author: Johnson, Sam Relating to the application for court authorization of the use of a pen register or trap and trace device and exceptions to the prosecution of offenses involving unlawful use of a pen register or trap and trace device. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to subcommittee
HB 109 72-0 (1991) Author: Johnson, Sam Relating to the offenses for which wire, oral, or electronic interceptions may be authorized. House: Criminal Jurisprudence No action taken in committee
HB 110 72-0 (1991) Author: Johnson, Sam Relating to the interception of wire, oral, or electronic communications and the use of intercepted communications and evidence derived from those communications. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to subcommittee
HB 168 72-0 (1991) Author: Soileau, Curtis Relating to discontinuation of local exchange telephone service to persons who are ill or disabled. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 259 72-0 (1991) Author: Danburg, Debra Relating to the provision of a toll-free telephone number by each state agency for use by the public in calling the agency. House: State Affairs 1st Printing sent to Local&Consent Calendars
HB 845 72-0 (1991) Author: Hunter, Todd Relating to the creation of an offense of unlawful recording of a telephone conversation. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
HB 1031 72-0 (1991) Author: Clemons, Billy Relating to the regulation of telephone solicitation; providing civil and criminal penalties. House: Business & Commerce Referred to subcommittee
HB 1363 72-0 (1991) Author: Laney, James | et. al.
Sponsor: Turner, Jim
Relating to the authority of certain local telephone exchange companies to use certain property presumed to be abandoned to fund college scholarships for rural students. House: State Affairs
Senate: State Affairs
Placed on intent calendar
HB 1364 72-0 (1991) Author: Laney, James | et. al. Relating to certain changes in the services and rates of certain local exchange telephone companies. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 1514 72-0 (1991) Author: Ovard, A.R. Relating to the regulation of the use of automatic dial announcing devices; providing civil and criminal penalties. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 1977 72-0 (1991) Author: Saunders, Robert | et. al. Relating to the authority of the public utility commission in relation to telephone cooperatives and providers of mobile telephone services. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 2201 72-0 (1991) Author: Laney, James Relating to extension of deadlines for telecommunications market dominance proceedings. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 2279 72-0 (1991) Author: Tallas, Jim
Sponsor: Parker, Carl
Relating to the regulation of the use of an automatic dial announcing device. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 2524 72-0 (1991) Author: Denton, Betty Relating to regulatory approval of telephone extended area toll-free service. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 2526 72-0 (1991) Author: Hill, Anita | et. al. Relating to the regulation of telephone calls made by an automatic dial announcing device. House: Business & Commerce Laid on the table subject to call
HB 2527 72-0 (1991) Author: Hill, Anita | et. al. Relating to the regulation of consumer telephone calls; providing civil penalties and injunctive relief. House: Business & Commerce Laid on the table subject to call
HB 2647 72-0 (1991) Author: Williamson, Richard Relating to the procedures for acquiring certain telecommunications or automated information equipment or services under the State Purchasing and General Services Act. House: State Affairs Referred directly to subcommittee by chair
HB 2739 72-0 (1991) Author: Finnell, Charles | et. al. Relating to the creation of the offense of unsolicited facsimile transmission. House: Science & Technology
Senate: Economic Development
Referred to Economic Development
HB 2821 72-0 (1991) Author: Dutton, Jr., Harold V. Relating to a requirement that an operator service make a live operator available. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 425 72-0 (1991) Author: Montford, John Relating to the offenses for which wire, oral, or electronic interceptions may be authorized. Senate: Criminal Justice Referred to special subcommittee
SB 426 72-0 (1991) Author: Montford, John | et. al.
Sponsor: Ovard, A.R.
Relating to the application for court authorization of the use of a pen register or trap and trace device and exceptions to the prosecution of offenses involving unlawful use of a pen register or trap and trace device. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
1st Printing sent to Calendars
SB 427 72-0 (1991) Author: Montford, John
Sponsor: Ovard, A.R.
Relating to the interception of wire, oral, or electronic communications and the use of intercepted communications and evidence derived from those communications. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
1st Printing printed and distributed
SB 601 72-0 (1991) Author: Green, Gene Relating to the powers and duties of the Advisory Commission on State Emergency Communications and to the funding of state emergency communications. Senate: Health & Human Services Referred to Health & Human Services
SB 617 72-0 (1991) Author: Lucio, Eddie Relating to the regulation of telephone solicitation; providing civil and criminal penalties. House: Business & Commerce
Senate: Economic Development
Reported favorably w/o amendment(s)
SB 652 72-0 (1991) Author: Glasgow, Bob
Sponsor: Laney, James
Relating to certain changes in the services and rates of certain local exchange telephone companies. House: State Affairs
Senate: State Affairs
Withdrawn from calendar
SB 690 72-0 (1991) Author: Green, Gene Relating to the regulation of residential telephone solicitation; providing a penalty. House: Business & Commerce
Senate: Economic Development
Left pending in committee
SB 1169 72-0 (1991) Author: Leedom, John
Sponsor: Hill, Anita
Relating to the regulation of consumer telephone calls; providing civil penalties and injunctive relief. House: Business & Commerce
Senate: Economic Development
Effective on 1/1/92
SB 1262 72-0 (1991) Author: Harris, O.H.
Sponsor: Hill, Anita
Relating to the regulation of automatic dial announcing devices; providing criminal and civil penalties. House: State Affairs
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/91
SB 1338 72-0 (1991) Author: Krier, Cynthia Relating to eligibility for tel-assistance service. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 1487 72-0 (1991) Author: Green, Gene Relating to the regulation of cellular telephone towers by certain counties. Senate: State Affairs Refer to s/c on Regulatory Agencies by Chair
SB 1526 72-0 (1991) Author: Montford, John Relating to aid to local law enforcement agencies, prosecutors, and court personnel for the implementation of telecommunications networks capable of sharing information necessary for criminal investigations and prosecutions. Senate: Criminal Justice Laid on table subject to call in committee
SB 1540 72-0 (1991) Author: Rosson, Peggy Relating to a requirement that an operator service make a live operator available. House: State Affairs
Senate: State Affairs
Referred to State Affairs
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 40 72-2 (1991) Author: Thompson, Senfronia Relating to the payment date of a utility bill for an elderly person. House: Retirement and Aging Referred to Retirement & Aging
HB 16 72-4 (1992) Author: Smith, Ashley Relating to the participation of the Central Education Agency in state telecommunications management and coordination. House: Science & Technology 1st Printing printed and distributed
HB 96 70-0 (1987) Author: Johnson, Sam Relating to the identification of a caller using an automatic dial announcing device. House: State Affairs Pending in subcommittee
HB 109 70-0 (1987) Author: Watson, Ed Relating to the creation of an offense involving commercial telephone solicitation. House: State Affairs 1st Printing sent to Comm. on Cal.
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 468 70-0 (1987) Author: Haley, Bill Relating to the regulation of certain telecommunications carriers. House: State Affairs Referred to subcommittee
HB 572 70-0 (1987) Author: Perry, Rick
Sponsor: Montford, John
Relating to the operation of a telephone cooperative. House: State Affairs
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/87
HB 825 70-0 (1987) Author: Cain, David Relating to the regulation of local exchange telecommunications companies. House: State Affairs Referred to subcommittee
HB 911 70-0 (1987) Author: Carter, Bill
Sponsor: Blake, Roy
Relating to statewide emergency telephone number service and authorizing the imposition of fees. House: State Affairs
Senate: State Affairs
Effective in 90 days-8/31/87
HB 1103 70-0 (1987) Author: Waldrop, Tom
Sponsor: Edwards, Chet
Relating to the creation and service fees of certain 9-1-1 emergency communication districts. House: State Affairs
Senate: State Affairs
Effective immediately
HB 1424 70-0 (1987) Author: Repp, Glenn
Sponsor: Edwards, Chet
Relating to provision of 9-1-1 emergency telephone service in unincorporated areas of certain counties. House: State Affairs
Senate: State Affairs
Effective immediately
HB 1579 70-0 (1987) Author: Denton, Betty Relating to charges for local telephone service by a telecommunications utility. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 2224 70-0 (1987) Author: Lewis, Ron
Sponsor: Jones, Grant
Relating to the provision of telecommunications items and automated information lines for state governmental bodies. House: Science & Technology
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/87
HB 2249 70-0 (1987) Author: Evans, Charles Relating to rate plans for local telephone service. House: State Affairs Pending in committee
HB 2483 70-0 (1987) Author: Colbert, Paul Relating to the powers and duties of the Public Utility Commission. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 2497 70-0 (1987) Author: Colbert, Paul Relating to the powers and duties of the Public Utility Commission. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 2511 70-0 (1987) Author: Evans, Charles
Sponsor: Blake, Roy
Relating to the provision of telecommunications services to state government. House: Science & Technology
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/87
HB 2531 70-0 (1987) Author: Repp, Glenn Relating to the provision of 9-1-1 emergency telephone service in unincorporated areas of certain counties. House: State Affairs Pending in committee
HR 790 70-0 (1987) Author: Haley, Bill Permitting the conference committee on SB 229 to adjust the differences in the two versions.
SB 140 70-0 (1987) Author: Montford, John Relating to the operation of a telephone cooperative. Senate: State Affairs Reported favorably with substitute
SB 229 70-0 (1987) Author: Montford, John
Sponsor: Haley, Bill
Relating to the regulation of certain telecommunications carriers. House: State Affairs
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/87
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 444 70-0 (1987) Author: Farabee, Ray
Sponsor: Cain, David
Relating to the regulation of local exchange telecommunications companies; establishing a telecommunications service assistance program and a universal service fund; providing for appropriations. House: State Affairs
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/87
SB 1022 70-0 (1987) Author: McFarland, Bob Relating to rate plans for local telephone service. Senate: State Affairs Reported favorably w/o amendments
SB 1254 70-0 (1987) Author: Edwards, Chet Relating to rates for local telephone service and other telecommunications services; amending the Public Utility Regulatory Act (Article 1446c, Vernon's Texas Civil Statutes), by adding Section 87B. Senate: State Affairs Reported favorably w/o amendments
SB 1329 70-0 (1987) Author: Leedom, John Relating to prohibited activities for cable television systems. Senate: Economic Development No action taken in committee
SB 1331 70-0 (1987) Author: Brooks, Chet
Sponsor: Betts, Weldon
Relating to the provision of and the service fee for 9-1-1 emergency telephone service in certain counties. House: State Affairs
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Effective immediately
SR 668 70-0 (1987) Author: Lyon, Ted Creating an Interim Study Committee on the Future of Telecommunications in Texas to draft a Telecommunications Policy for Texas.
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 132 69-0 (1985) Author: Smith, Carlyle Defining unsolicited telephone calls and providing for their regulation; providing for the creation of the Texas Telephone Solicitation Ethics Council and for the appointment of council members; prescribing the duties and powers for the council members and the council and the manner in which the jurisdiction and power conferred herein shall be exercised; and amending all other laws and parts of laws in conflict herewith. House: State Affairs Referred to subcommittee
HB 252 69-0 (1985) Author: Green, Gene
Sponsor: Brooks, Chet
Relating to the administration of a 9-1-1 emergency telephone number system in certain counties and adjacent territory. House: County Affairs
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
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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 659 69-0 (1985) Author: Johnson, Sam
Sponsor: Harris, O.H.
Relating to the use of automatic dialing announcing devices; providing a penalty. House: Business & Commerce
Senate: State Affairs
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HB 909 69-0 (1985) Author: Evans, Charles Relating to rates for local telephone service. House: Science & Technology Referred to subcommittee
HB 942 69-0 (1985) Author: Parker, Jim Relating to the placement of a line of a telegraph or telephone company in the right-of-way of a country road. House: County Affairs Reported from s/c fav. w/o amdt(s)
HB 1071 69-0 (1985) Author: Denton, Betty Relating to charges for local telephone service by a telecommunications utility. House: Science & Technology Referred to subcommittee
HB 1553 69-0 (1985) Author: Messer, Bill
Sponsor: Howard, Ed
Relating to imposition of rates under bond by a telecommunications utility. House: State Affairs
Senate: Economic Development
Reported favorably w/o amendments
HB 1611 69-0 (1985) Author: Pennington, Randy Relating to telephone rates within municipalities served by more than two local exchange utilities. House: State Affairs No action taken in subcommittee
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
HB 1715 69-0 (1985) Author: Smithee, John Relating to the creation, administration, expansion, funding, and dissolution of emergency communication districts in certain counties in which a 9-1-1 telephone number is used as the primary emergency telephone number and to the powers and duties of the districts, participating jurisdictions, and service suppliers; providing for the imposition and collection of fees; authorizing issuance of tax-free revenue bonds, including refunding bonds, and for further security for payment; providing permissible terms and provisions of bond and their characteristics and for their eligibility for investments and security for deposit of public funds; requiring approval of the attorney general and registration by the comptroller. House: Urban Affairs Referred to Urban Affairs
HB 1949 69-0 (1985) Author: Gibson, Bruce
Sponsor: Farabee, Ray
Relating to the application of sales and use taxes to telecommunications services and to gross receipts taxes on telephone and telegraph companies. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Finance
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HB 2024 69-0 (1985) Author: Luna III, Albert Relating to telephone access charges; adding Section 38A to the Public Utility Regulatory Act (Article 1446c, Vernon's Texas Civil Statutes). House: Science & Technology Referred to subcommittee
HB 2148 69-0 (1985) Author: Evans, Larry Relating to lifeline telephone service. House: State Affairs No action taken in subcommittee
HCR 169 69-0 (1985) Author: Evans, Larry
Sponsor: Washington, Craig
Creating the Special Interim Committee on Lifeline Telephone Service. House: State Affairs
Senate: Administration, Special
Reported favorably w/o amendments
SB 46 69-0 (1985) Author: Edwards, Chet
Sponsor: Evans, Charles
Relating to rates for local telephone service. House: Science & Technology
Senate: Economic Development
1st Printing sent to Comm. on Cal.
SB 49 69-0 (1985) Author: Brooks, Chet Relating to the administration of a 9-1-1 emergency telephone number system in certain counties and adjacent territory. Senate: Intergovernmental Relations Reported favorably with substitute
SB 247 69-0 (1985) Author: 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. Senate: Jurisprudence Reported favorably with substitute
SB 750 69-0 (1985) Author: Sarpalius, Bill
Sponsor: Smithee, John
Relating to the creation, administration, expansion, funding, and dissolution of emergency communication districts in certain counties in which a 9-1-1 telephone number is used as the primary emergency telephone number and to the powers and duties of the districts, participating jurisdictions, and service suppliers; providing for the imposition and collection of fees; authorizing issuance of tax-free revenue bonds, including refunding bonds, and for further security for payment; providing permissible terms and provisions of bonds and their characteristics and for their eligibility for investments and security for deposit of public funds; requiring approval of the attorney general and registration by the comptroller. House: Urban Affairs
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Effective immediately
SB 851 69-0 (1985) Author: Parmer, Hugh
Sponsor: Evans, Charles
Relating to the creation, expansion, administration, operation, and funding of certain emergency communication districts. House: Urban Affairs
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Effective immediately
SB 953 69-0 (1985) Author: Howard, Ed Relating to imposition of rates under bond by a telecommunications utility. Senate: Economic Development Reported favorably with substitute
SB 1037 69-0 (1985) Author: Caperton, Kent Relating to telephone access charges. Senate: Economic Development Referred to Economic Development
SB 1089 69-0 (1985) Author: Brown, J.E. Relating to telephone rates within municipalities served by more than two local exchange utilities. Senate: Economic Development Referred to Economic Development
SB 1453 69-0 (1985) Author: Glasgow, Bob Relating to the use of a pen register. Senate: Criminal Justice Referred to Criminal Justice
SCR 15 69-3 (1986) Author: Leedom, John Directing the State Purchasing and General Services Commission to begin negotiations to provide for the state's telecommunications system. House: State Affairs
Senate: State Affairs
Referred to State Affairs
HB 14 68-0 (1983) Author: Smith, Carlyle Defining unsolicited telephone calls and providing for their regulation; providing for the creation of the Texas Telephone Solicitation on Ethics Council and for the appointment of council members; prescribing the duties and powers for the council members and the council and manner in which the jurisdiction and power conferred herin shall be exercised. House: State Affairs Referred to subcommittee
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 561 68-0 (1983) Author: Geistweidt, Gerald Relating to the areas in which a telephone cooperative may operate. House: State Affairs Placed on daily General State Calendar
HB 588 68-0 (1983) Author: Pennington, Randy Relating to telephone rates in a municipality served by more than one telephone company. House: State Affairs Referred to subcommittee
HB 640 68-0 (1983) Author: Denton, Betty Relating to charges for local telephone service by a telecommunications utility. House: State Affairs Referred to subcommittee
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 911 68-0 (1983) Author: Green, Gene Relating to the creation of a special district in counties with a population of more than 2 million and certain adjacent territory to administer a system by which the 911 telephone number is used by local governments. House: Urban Affairs No action taken
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 1002 68-0 (1983) Author: Cavazos, Eddie Relating to the provision of telecommunication devices for deaf, hearing impaired, and speech impaired individuals. House: Human Services Reported from committee favorably with substitute
HB 2059 68-0 (1983) Author: Millsap, Mike Relating to telecommunications services provided by the State Purchasing and General Services Commission. House: State Affairs Referred to subcommittee
HB 2235 68-0 (1983) Author: Turner, Jim Relating to franchise agreements between cities and cable television companies. House: Urban Affairs Postponed
HB 2250 68-0 (1983) Author: Messer, Bill Relating to the definition of telecommunications utilities under the Public Utility Regulatory Act, stating public policy in regard to telecommunications service; and expanding the jurisdiction of the Public Utility Commission of Texas over the regulation of telecommunications utilities. House: State Affairs Referred to subcommittee
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
HCR 163 68-0 (1983) Author: Hill, Anita Memorializing Congress to enact a national public safety telecommunications policy. House: State Affairs No action taken
HCR 170 68-0 (1983) Author: Ceverha, Bill
Sponsor: Brown, J.E.
Memorializing Congress to enact a national public safety telecommunications policy. House: State Affairs
Senate: State Affairs
Removed from local & uncontested calendar
HCR 195 68-0 (1983) Author: Gilley, Smith Creating a special joint committee to study telecommunication service and marketing in Texas; directing the committee to make a report to the 69th legislature. House: State Affairs Referred to Committee on State Affairs
HR 412 68-0 (1983) Author: Pennington, Randy Requesting the Public Utility Commission to encourage telephone companies that serve a municipality to charge similar rates. House: State Affairs
SB 450 68-0 (1983) Author: Washington, Craig Relating to the provision of telecommunication devices for deaf, hearing impaired, and speech impaired individuals. Senate: Health & Human Resources Reported from committee favorably with substitute
SB 553 68-0 (1983) Author: Glasgow, Bob Relating to the definition of telecommunications utilities under the Public Utility Regulatory Act, stating public policy in regard to telecommunications service; and expanding the jusrisdiction of the Public Utilitiy Commission of Texas over the regulation of telecommunications utilities. Senate: State Affairs See remarks
SB 606 68-0 (1983) Author: Brooks, Chet
Sponsor: Green, Gene
Relating to the creation, funding, dissolution, and powers and duties of a special district in counties with a population of more than 2 million and certain adjacent territory to administer a system by which the 9-1-1 telephone number is used as the primary emergency telephone number and to the powers and duties of the director and of the board of managers. House: Urban Affairs
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
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SB 619 68-0 (1983) Author: Harris, O.H.
Sponsor: Hill, Gerald
Relating to the taxable business of a telegraph company. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Economic Development
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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 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
SB 1151 68-0 (1983) Author: Brown, J.E. Relating to telephone rates in a municipality served by more than one telephone company. Senate: State Affairs Referred to Committee on State Affairs
SB 1401 68-0 (1983) Author: Blake, Roy
Sponsor: Millsap, Mike
Relating to the provision of telecommunication service to the state government. House: State Affairs
Senate: Administration, Special
Withdrawn from calendar
SCR 61 68-0 (1983) Author: Brooks, Chet Creating an interim committee to study telecommunications service and marketing in Texas. Senate: State Affairs Referred to Committee on State Affairs
SCR 104 68-0 (1983) Author: Blake, Roy
Sponsor: Millsap, Mike
Creating a special committee to study the options for long-distance telecommunications services for the State of Texas; and requesting that the committee submit a report to the lieutenant governor, speaker of the house of representatives, and governor, no later than the 10th day after the 69th Legislature convenes. House: State Affairs
Senate: Administration, Special
Comm. report printed & sent to Comm. on Local & Consent Cal.
SCR 126 68-0 (1983) Author: Brown, J.E.
Sponsor: Pennington, Randy
Directing the Public Utility Commission of Texas to study and examine alternatives for resolving the problems resulting from triplicate telephone service in municipalities of 2,000 to 2,500 population. House: State Affairs
Senate: Administration, Special
Signed by the Governor
HB 96 68-2 (1984) Author: Gibson, Jay Relating to charges for phone service in certain cities and unincorporated areas. House: Urban Affairs Committee report printed and sent to Committee on Calendars
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 117 68-2 (1984) Author: Willis, Doyle Relating to the creation, funding, dissolution, and powers and duties of a special district in counties with a population of more than 860 thousand but less than 2 million and which contain two cities within such counties which contain more than 150 thousand population, each, and certain adjacent territory to administer a system by which the 9-1-1 telephone number is used as the primary emergency telephone number and to the powers and duties of the director and of the board of managers. House: State Affairs Postponed
HB 133 68-2 (1984) Author: Evans, Charles Relating to the provision of telecommunications services by the State Purchasing and General Services Commission. House: House Administration Committee report printed and sent to Committee on Calendars
SB 17 68-2 (1984) Author: Parmer, Hugh
Sponsor: Millsap, Mike
Relating to the creation, administration, expansion, funding, and dissolution of emergency communication districts in certain counties in which a 9-1-1 telephone number is used as the primary emergency telephone number and to the powers and duties of the districts, participating jurisdictions, and service suppliers; providing for the imposition and collection of fees; authorizing issuance of tax-free revenue bonds, including refunding bonds, and for further security for payment; providing permissible terms and provisions of bonds and their characteristics and for their eligibility for investments and security for deposit of public funds; requiring approval of the attorney general and registration by the comptroller. House: State Affairs
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Effective immediately
SB 35 68-2 (1984) Author: Blake, Roy
Sponsor: Evans, Charles
Relating to the provision of telecommunication services by the State Purchasing and General Services Commission and to the creation of a legislative oversight committee; requiring a report on replacement of long distance service. House: House Administration
Senate: Administration, Special
Effective immediately
HB 15 67-0 (1981) Author: Smith, Carlyle Relating to the regulation of telephone soliciting. House: Business & Industry No action taken
HB 66 67-0 (1981) Author: Hudson III, Samuel Relating to certain inspections of the transmission lines and equipment of a telecommunications utility. House: State Affairs Referred to subcommittee
HB 85 67-0 (1981) Author: Hudson III, Samuel Relating to local regulation of cable television. House: Intergovernmental Affairs Referred to subcommittee
HB 193 67-0 (1981) Author: Washington, Craig Relating to a program for the placement of telecommunication devices for the deaf in state agencies. House: Human Services Committee laid on table subject to call
HB 258 67-0 (1981) Author: Polumbo, Anthony
Sponsor: Brown, J.E.
Relating to the alteration or control of telephone lines in any emergency in which hostages are being held, or an armed suspect is barricaded, and probable cause to believe that a crime has been committed exists. House: State Affairs
Senate: State Affairs
Effective immediately
HB 281 67-0 (1981) Author: Sharp, John Relating to public utility commission authority to define the area to be included within a local telephone exchange. House: State Affairs Reported from subcommittee with substitute
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
HB 360 67-0 (1981) Author: Bock II, Bennie
Sponsor: Howard, Ed
Relating to the interception and use of wire or oral communications. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Jurisprudence
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HB 1257 67-0 (1981) Author: Kubiak, Dan Relating to the acquisition of telephone services for state agencies. House: State Affairs Referred to subcommittee
HB 1522 67-0 (1981) Author: Uher, D.R. Relating to regulation of radio-telephone services. House: State Affairs Referred to subcommittee
SB 6 67-0 (1981) Author: Brooks, Chet
Sponsor: Washington, Craig
Relating to a program for the placement of telecommunication devices for the deaf in state agencies. House: Human Services
Senate: Human Resources
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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 487 67-0 (1981) Author: Wilson, John
Sponsor: Uher, D.R.
Relating to the regulation of radio-telephone services and certain municipally owned gas and electric utilities. House: State Affairs
Senate: Economic Development
Effective immediately
SB 600 67-0 (1981) Author: Traeger, John
Sponsor: Uher, D.R.
Amending the Public Utility Regulatory Act, as amended (Article 1446c, Vernon's Texas Civil Statutes), so as to provide a procedure for setting rates for certain water and sewer utilities; to provide for the amendment of the certified service areas of telecommunications utilities by the Public Utility Commission of Texas; to provide for the collection by the comptroller of public accounts of certain fees, penalties, and interest paid by utilites. House: State Affairs
Senate: State Affairs
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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 155 67-1 (1981) Author: Jones, Neal T. Relating to exceptions from the offense under the Penal Code and to definitions under the Code of Criminal Procedure, 1965, for the interception and use of wire or oral communications. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Committee on Criminal Jurisprudence
SB 38 67-1 (1981) Author: Glasgow, Bob Relating to exceptions from the offense under the Penal Code and to definitions under the Code of Criminal Procedures, 1965, for the interception and use of wire or oral communications. Senate: Jurisprudence Referred to Committee on Jurisprudence
HB 9 66-0 (1979) Author: Smith, Carlyle Relating to regulation of telephone solicitation and providing a penalty. House: Transportation Coauthor authorized
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 198 66-0 (1979) Author: Hudson III, Samuel Relating to certain inspections of the transmission lines and equipment of a telecommunications utility. House: State Affairs Referred to Committee on State Affairs
HB 425 66-0 (1979) Author: Wilson, Ron Relating to acquisition of telephone services by state agencies. House: State Affairs Referred to Committee on State Affairs
HB 512 66-0 (1979) Author: Polumbo, Anthony
Sponsor: Brooks, Chet
Relating to an exemption from the limited sales, excise and use tax for certain telephone equipment for the deaf. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Finance
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HB 539 66-0 (1979) Author: Fox, Milton E. Relating to the interception and use of wire or oral communications. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Coauthor authorized
HB 720 66-0 (1979) Author: Denton, Betty Relating to telephone service to a volunteer fire department. House: State Affairs Referred to Subcommittee on Utilities Legislation
HB 1391 66-0 (1979) Author: Madla, Frank Relating to establishment of a statewide public service communications network. House: State Affairs Referred to Committee on State Affairs
HB 2082 66-0 (1979) Author: Kubiak, Dan Relating to acquisition of telephone services for state agencies. House: State Affairs Referred to Subcommittee on Utilities Legislation
HB 2178 66-0 (1979) Author: Atkinson, Hamp Relating to cooperation between the public utility commission and the utility regulatory commissions of other states or the federal government. House: State Affairs Reported from subcommittee favorably without amendments
SB 170 66-0 (1979) Author: Williams, Lindon Relating to the regulation of the use of automated telephone dialing devices; providing a penalty. Senate: Jurisprudence Scheduled for public hearing on . . . . . .
SB 176 66-0 (1979) Author: Parker, Carl
Sponsor: Crawford, Bo
Defining certain terms and relating to the criminal offense of theft of service. House: State Affairs
Senate: Jurisprudence
Placed on daily General State Calendar
SB 260 66-0 (1979) Author: Santiesteban, H. Relating to establishment of a statewide public service communications network. Senate: Education Referred to subcommittee
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 . . . . . .
SB 373 66-0 (1979) Author: Schwartz, A.R. "Babe"
Sponsor: Nabers, Lynn
Authorizing certain law enforcement officials to order the diverting or cutting of telephone lines in certain cases involving hostages; specifying purposes for which information obtained during diversion may be used. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Jurisprudence
Scheduled for future calendar placement
SB 610 66-0 (1979) Author: Farabee, Ray Relating to regulation of certain specialized communications common carriers and telecommunications utilities. Senate: Economic Development Motion lost to suspend reg order (to consider on 2nd reading)
SB 709 66-0 (1979) Author: Traeger, John
Sponsor: Semos, Chris V.
Relating to charges for directory assistance calls made from a guest room at a hotel or motel. House: Business & Industry
Senate: Economic Development
Considered by committee in formal meeting
HB 229 65-0 (1977) Author: Sullivant, Bill
Sponsor: Doggett, Lloyd
Prohibiting telecommunications utilities from charging for and the public utilities commission from approving charges for telephone directory assistance. House: State Affairs Considered by subcommittee in public hearing
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 499 65-0 (1977) Author: Denton, Betty Relating to charges for telephone directory assistance by certain telecommunications utilities. House: State Affairs Referred to subcommittee
HB 500 65-0 (1977) Author: Denton, Betty Relating to charges for local telephone service by a telecommunication utility. House: State Affairs Referred to Committee on State Affairs
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 1248 65-0 (1977) Author: Smith, Carlyle Relating to a procedure to restrict telephone solicitation; providing a penalty. House: State Affairs Referred to subcommittee
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 1787 65-0 (1977) Author: Hudson III, Samuel Relating to a required check by the telephone company of lines and equipment upon request by a telephone prescriber. House: State Affairs Referred to Committee on State Affairs
HB 1831 65-0 (1977) Author: Hale, L. DeWitt
Sponsor: Aikin, Jr., A.M.
Concerning exemption from the limited sales and use tax of certain items used in broadcasting operations by radio and television broadcast stations. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Finance
Effective in 90 days
SB 3 65-0 (1977) Author: Doggett, Lloyd
Sponsor: Bird, Ronald C.
Prohibiting telecommunications utilities from charging for and the public utilities commission from approving charges for telephone directory assistance. House: State Affairs
Senate: Human Resources
Resumed consideration
SB 170 65-0 (1977) Author: Clower, Ron
Sponsor: Florence, Buck
Relating to civil remedies for intercepting, attempting to intercept, or causing, aiding, or permitting interception of certain communications as defined in the Act and for the use or divulgence of certain information obtained by interception; making certain exceptions; providing criminal penalties for certain acts; and declaring an emergency. House: Transportation
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective immediately
SB 235 65-0 (1977) Author: Mengden, Walter Relating to the interception and use of wire or oral communications; creating penalties; amending the Code of Criminal Procedure, 1965. Senate: Jurisprudence Referred to Subcommittee on Criminal Matters
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 29 64-0 (1975) Author: Weddington, Sarah Relating to a procedure to restrict telephone solicitation. House: Transportation Reported from subcommittee favorably without amendments
HB 160 64-0 (1975) Author: Blake, Roy Relating to the creation, establishment, administration, powers, duties, and functions of the Texas Telephone Commission; providing penalties. House: Transportation Reported from subcommittee with substitute
HB 227 64-0 (1975) Author: Bryant, John W. Relating to investigations of nuisance telephone calls. House: Transportation Reported from subcommittee favorably without amendments
HB 451 64-0 (1975) Author: Von Dohlen, Tim Relating to the establishment and maintenance of an emergency telephone number system. House: Health & Welfare Reported from committee favorably with amendments
HB 698 64-0 (1975) Author: Mattox, Jim Relating to reporting requirements for and availability of reports of certain telephone companies as defined in this Act. House: Transportation Referred to subcommittee
HB 937 64-0 (1975) Author: Nugent, James E. Relating to the powers of telephone cooperatives. House: Transportation Reported from committee favorably without amendments
HB 938 64-0 (1975) Author: Nugent, James E. Relating to the terms of office of directors of telephone cooperatives. House: Transportation Reported from committee favorably without amendments
HB 940 64-0 (1975) Author: Nugent, James E. Relating to state and local regulation of telephone companies. House: Transportation Rules suspended
HB 1387 64-0 (1975) Author: Mayes, Ed Relating to a gross receipts tax on telegraph companies. House: Revenue & Taxation Referred to Committee on Revenue and Taxation
HB 1759 64-0 (1975) Author: Bryant, John W. Relating to rates made, demanded, or received by telephone companies as defined in this Act. House: Transportation Referred to subcommittee
HCR 46 64-0 (1975) Author: Nugent, James E.
Sponsor: Clower, Ron
Requesting the Attorney General to represent Texas in the case against Southwestern Bell Telephone Company on the rate increase. Senate: Jurisprudence Signed by Governor
SB 24 64-0 (1975) Author: Doggett, Lloyd Relating to the applicability of municipal zoning ordinances to telephone companies. Senate: Intergovernmental Relations Referred to subcommittee
SB 181 64-0 (1975) Author: Gammage, R.A. "Bob" Relating to the establishment and maintenance of an emergency telephone number system. Senate: Human Resources Referred to Committee on Human Resources
SB 426 64-0 (1975) Author: Traeger, John
Sponsor: Nugent, James E.
Relating to the terms of office of directors of telephone cooperatives. House: Transportation
Senate: State Affairs
Effective immediately
SB 427 64-0 (1975) Author: Traeger, John
Sponsor: Nugent, James E.
Relating to the powers of telephone cooperatives. House: Transportation
Senate: State Affairs
Effective immediately
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
SB 739 64-0 (1975) Author: Braecklein, Bill Relating to a gross receipts tax on telegraph companies. Senate: Finance Referred to Committee on Finance
SB 1073 64-0 (1975) Author: Adams, Don
Sponsor: Uher, D.R.
Relating to telecommunications services for certain state agencies; vesting certain duties and functions in the State Board of Control; relating to the funding of the telecommunications system and authorizing pro rata payment for such services by the state agencies through the comptroller of public accounts; authorizing the board to contract with other local and state agencies for utilization of the telecommunications system. House: State Affairs
Senate: Administration
Effective immediately
SB 1085 64-0 (1975) Author: Clower, Ron Relating to civil remedies for intercepting, attempting to intercept, or causing, aiding, or permitting interception of certain communciations as defined in the Act and for the use or divulgence of certain information obtained by interception. House: Judiciary
Senate: Jurisprudence
Reported from committee favorably without amendments
HB 27 63-0 (1973) Author: Allen, Joe Creating the Texas Telephone Commission and prescribing its powers, duties and procedures; creating the office of Telephone Consumer Counsel and prescribing its functions; amending and repealing certain statutes; and declaring an emergency. House: Transportation Referred to subcommittee
HB 956 63-0 (1973) Author: Mattox, Jim Relating to the furnishing of copies of certain reports by telephone companies to state agencies and subdivisions; providing for injunctive relief; and declaring an emergency. House: Transportation Referred to subcommittee
HB 1201 63-0 (1973) Author: Semos, Chris V.
Sponsor: Braecklein, Bill
Relating to fraudulently obtaining telecommunications services; providing penalties; and declaring an emergency. House: Transportation Signed by the Governor
HB 1271 63-0 (1973) Author: Spurlock II, Joe Relating to the licensing and taxing of certain persons and entities engaging in telephone solicitation for commercial transactions or related purposes; providing penalties; and declaring an emergency. House: Business & Industry Referred to subcommittee
HB 1370 63-0 (1973) Author: Mattox, Jim Relating to the creation of the Texas Telephone Commission and prescribing its powers, duties, functions, financing, procedures, administration, maintenance and operation; amending and repealing certain statutes. House: Transportation Referred to Committee on Transportation
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
HR 168 63-0 (1973) Author: Kubiak, Dan Creating an interim committee to study telephones and telephone service in Texas. House: Transportation
SB 109 63-0 (1973) Author: Moore, W.T. "Bill" Relating to penalties for failure to comply with orders to arrange for conversation or transfer of messages. Senate: State Affairs Third reading motion lost
SB 540 63-0 (1973) Author: Clower, Ron Creating the Texas Telephone Commission and prescribing its powers, duties and procedures; providing an appropriations; amending and repealing certain statutes. Senate: Human Resources Defeat by Senate reported
SB 669 63-0 (1973) Author: Braecklein, Bill Relating to fraudulently obtaining telecommunications services; providing penalties. Senate: Human Resources Sent to subcommittee
HB 1446 62-0 (1971) Author: Atwell, Ben Relating to including telephone services under the Limited Sales, Excise, and Use Tax.
HB 1712 62-0 (1971) Author: McAlister, R.B. Relating to the powers and duties of the Western Information Network Association.
SB 77 62-0 (1971) Author: Wilson, Charles Relating to the creation of the Texas Telephone Commission and Office of Telephone Consumer Counsel and prescribing their powers, duties, functions, financing, procedures, administration, maintenance, and operation (Texas Telephone Commission Act).
SB 582 62-0 (1971) Author: Watson, Murray Relating to establishing Texas Educational Communications Council.
SB 935 62-0 (1971) Author: Bates, James S.
Sponsor: Wayne, Ralph
Relating to clarifying restrictions and to exempting television installations in remote television transmission trucks from prohibition against certain television installations in motor vehicles.
HB 429 61-0 (1969) Author: Solomon, Mack Neal | et. al. Relating to the maintenance of a business office by a telephone company in certain county seats.
HB 710 61-0 (1969) Author: Moore, Aubry L. Relating to operation of telephone companies in unincorporated areas.
HB 16 60-0 (1967) Author: Floyd, Jr., Paul W. Relating to the prohibition of the tapping of a telegraph or telephone wire, the attempt to learn the contents of a communication being sent or received, and the use of any information so obtained.
HB 692 60-0 (1967) Author: Pendleton, Randall George "Randy" | et. al. Relating to the creation and operation of the Western Information Network Association and the creation and operation of additional regional information network associations by the Coordinating Board, Texas College and University System, all of which associations are state agencies comprised of certain institutions of higher education in the State of Texas whose function is the acquisition and operation of a cooperative system for communication, information retrieval and transfer, and instructional television interchange between the institutions and by contract between the institutions and private educational institutions, school districts, industry, and the general public.
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 75 59-0 (1965) Author: Cherry, Horace Dicken "Dick" | et. al. Relating to regulating the operation of telephone utilities by or at the request of counties.
HB 391 59-0 (1965) Author: Cowden, George M. | et. al. Relating to amending the Penal Code to provide that whoever uses any telephone in any manner with intent to harass, annoy, torment, abuse, threaten or intimidate another, except if such call be for a lawful business purpose, shall be guilty of a misdemeanor, and upon conviction shall be fined not less than One Hundred Dollars ($100.00) nor more than One Thousand Dollars ($1,000.00), or by imprisonment in the county jail for not less than one (1) month nor more than twelve (12) months, or by both such fine and imprisonment.
HB 407 59-0 (1965) Author: Shannon, Jr., Joe Relating to increasing the penalty for using profane language over the telephone; amending the Penal Code.
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 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 189 59-0 (1965) Author: Hazlewood, Grady Relating to providing for the creation of Television Translator Systems.
HB 914 58-0 (1963) Author: Segrest, Clarence James Relating to defining the offense of eavesdropping, to prohibit any person from overhearing or recording telephone or telegraph communications, or overhearing, recording or transmitting conversations, through the use of certain devices, without the consent of all parties thereto; prohibiting the possession of such devices under circumstances evincing an intent to use same for eavesdropping; providing penalties for violations; making evidence obtained by eavesdropping inadmissible in any court or before any grand jury.
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.
HB 50 57-0 (1961) Author: Struve, Joseph Daniel Relating to providing for the regulation of intra-state long distance toll rates and services, giving certain powers to the Railroad Commission of Texas, and preserving regulatory power over exchange telephone rates in incorporated cities and towns.
HB 776 57-0 (1961) Author: Chapman, Joe N. Relating to making it unlawful to obtain telecommunications service with the intent to defraud any individual, corporation or other person of the lawful charges; prescribing penalties for violation.
HB 869 57-0 (1961) Author: Watson, Jr., Murray | et. al. Relating to providing for an offense for certain person to record or willfully overhear by means of instruments telephone or telegraph communications without permission, or to obtain or divulge such communications; providing a penalty in certain instances for the use or possession of instruments commonly used for eavesdropping; providing for ex parte orders to obtain such communications; providing penalties for violation of this Act.
HB 921 57-0 (1961) Author: Townsend, James Terrell "Terry" Relating to amending the Penal Code of Texas providing for the inclusion of electrical transmission lines in addition to others specified therein.
SB 309 57-0 (1961) Author: Aikin, Jr., A.M. Relating to making it unlawful to obtain telecommunications service with the intent to defraud any individual, corporation or other person of the lawful charges, in whole or in part, therefor, through the use of false or unauthorized or fictitious telephone numbers or credit card numbers or a code or prearranged scheme or by any other trick, false representation, or means; providing penalties for violations.
SB 366 57-0 (1961) Author: Moore, W.T. "Bill" Relating to making it a misdemeanor to maliciously obstruct emergency telephone calls, to secure the use of a party line by falsely claiming an emergency; providing penalties.
HB 255 56-0 (1959) Author: Thurman, Leon | et. al. Relating to providing that any telephone company involved in rate adjustments with a city take into account the toll calls made from such city in computing the profit or loss in such city.
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 781 56-0 (1959) Author: Bates, Sr., James S. "Jim" | et. al. Relating to providing for an offense for certain persons to record or willfully overhear by means of instruments telephone or telegraph communications without permission, or to obtain or divulge such communications; providing a penalty in certain instances for the use or possession of instruments commonly used for eavesdropping; providing penalties for violation of this Act.
HB 899 56-0 (1959) Author: Heatly, W.S. "Bill" Relating to amending certain statutes relating to the regulation by cities of toll charges made by telephone companies.
SB 391 55-0 (1957) Author: Parkhouse, George M. Relating to amending the Penal Code to provide that whoever uses any telephone in any manner with intent to harass, annoy, torment, abuse, threaten or intimidate another shall be guilty of a misdemeanor, and upon conviction shall be fined or imprisoned in the county jail or both.
HB 603 54-0 (1955) Author: Lane, T. W. "Buckshot" Relating to levying an annual tax of fifty cents upon telephone poles erected and maintained by any individual, company, corporation or association owning, operating or managing or controlling any telephone line, or lines, or any telephones within this State, and charging for the use of same; providing for the collection of such tax; providing a penalty for failure to pay such tax.
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.
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 23 53-1 (1954) Author: Downer, Albert Dee Relating to amending statutes so as to increase the gross receipts tax levied therein on those owning, operating, managing, or controlling telephone line or lines or telephones within this State with certain exceptions.
HB 457 52-0 (1951) Author: Barnhart, John Newhall | et. al. Relating to providing for the regulation of intrastate long distance toll rates and services, giving certain powers to the Railroad Commission of Texas, and preserving regulatory power over exchange telephone rates in incorporated cities and towns.
HB 123 51-0 (1949) Author: Bryan, Sr., Jack C. Relating to regulate service by telephone companies, prevent discrimination as to service or rates to subscribers and customers of such service; prescribing penalty for violation.
HB 30 51-1 (1950) Author: Young, Cloyd D. | et. al. Relating to providing for the organization of cooperative, non-profit, membership corporations for the purpose of furnishing telephone service; declaring the terms and provisions of this Act to be severable; providing that this Act shall be complete in itself.
SB 8 51-1 (1950) Author: Moffett, George Clarence "Cotton" | et. al. Relating to providing for the organization of cooperative, non-profit, membership corporations for the purpose of furnishing telephone service; declaring the terms and provisions of this Act to be severable.
HB 106 49-0 (1945) Author: Cato, Arthur Relating to providing that any person as owner, employee, or representative of any radio station who sells, leases, or gives an option on any radio time or services for any purpose designed to advance or defeat the candidacy of any person for State Office, must make a report within three (3) days to the Secretary of State; providing a penalty for the violation of any provision of this Act.
HB 411 49-0 (1945) Author: McMurry, Houston Relating to amending certain Statutes by providing for an occupation tax from telegraph companies and the time and method of collecting the same.
HB 35 48-0 (1943) Author: Sallas, Jonathan Benjamin Relating to amending certain Acts to provide for the granting of telephone, telegraph, electric transmissions on and/or power line right of ways and/or easements, or leases of sites for electric substations and the easements thereof and the rates to be charged therefor, on and across public lands of Texas.
HB 346 48-0 (1943) Author: Knight, Roger A. Relating to amending certain Statutes to provide for an occupation tax on telegraph and telephone companies, etc.
HB 406 48-0 (1943) Author: McDonald, Sr., William Thomas | et. al. Relating to making it unlawful for any hotel in this State to charge its guests or patrons a fee or charge for outside telephone calls; providing for the punishment for a violation of this Act.
SB 94 48-0 (1943) Author: Metcalfe, Penrose B. Relating to amending certain Acts to provide for the granting of telephone, telegraph, electric transmission and/or power line right of ways and/or easements, or leases of sites for electric sub stations and the easements thereof and the rates to be charged therefor, on and across public lands of Texas.
HB 669 47-0 (1941) Author: Hargis, William B. | et. al. Relating to amending a certain Article of the Revised Civil Statutes raising the occupation tax on telephone companies according as the tax is on their gross receipts.
SB 226 46-0 (1939) Author: Hardin, Doss Relating to defining and declaring certain telephone companies and business public utilities as virtual monopolies and subjecting the same to the power and jurisdiction of the Railroad Commission of Texas to regulate and enact rules and regulations, orders and decisions of the business of the same.
HB 87 45-2 (1937) Relating to reducing gross receipts tax on telegraph companies to conform with tax on telephone companies.
HB 108 38-0 (1923) Author: Gipson, Ennis H. | et. al. Relating to extending the jurisdiction, supervision, powers and duties of the Railroad Commission of Texas to and over the telegraph and telephone lines lying within the State of Texas.
HB 86 38-2 (1923) Author: Pope, Walter Elmer "Uncle Elmer" Relating to requiring the payment of interest on certain deposits required from water, light, gas and telephone companies within this State; providing penalities for violations hereof.
HB 448 37-0 (1921) Author: Bonham, Herbert Spencer Relating to amend a certain Act giving a cause of action for damages caused by negligence of certain companies.
HB 483 37-0 (1921) Author: Davis, John Relating to certain properties and business of public utilities, etc., and placing same under the jurisdiction of the Railroad Commission.
HB 465 36-0 (1919) Author: Burton, George W. Relating to amending certain articles providing for a tax upon the gross receipts of each and every individual, company, corporation or association owning, operating, managing or controlling any telephone line or lines or any telephone within this State.
SB 292 36-0 (1919) Author: Smith, Lon A. Relating to amending certain statutes providing for a tax upon the gross receipts of each and every individual company, corporation or association owning, operating, managing, or controlling any telephone line or lines or any telephone within this State. Senate: Civil Jurisprudence
HB 105 35-0 (1917) Author: Burton, George W. | et. al. Relating to exempting rural telephone companies from taxation upon gross reports.
HB 114 35-0 (1917) Author: Burton, George W. Relating to exempting from jury duty certain employees of telephone and telegraph companies.
HB 433 35-0 (1917) Author: Richards, Cyrus F. | et. al. Relating to requiring telephone entities to maintain an adequate messenger service; providing penalties.
SB 232 35-0 (1917) Author: Dean, William Luther Relating to declaring telephone and telegraph companies to be common carriers and placing same under control of the Railroad Commission.
SB 270 35-0 (1917) Author: Smith, Lon A. | et. al. Relating to exempting telephone companies from taxation upon gross receipts in certain cities and towns.
HB 419 34-0 (1915) Author: Dayton, George W. Relating to providing that separate telephone companies operating in the same town must be able to transfer messages from one company's lines to another's; providing a penalty.
HB 426 34-0 (1915) Author: Lane, Hunter P. | et. al. Relating to defining telegraph and telephone companies as common carriers and placing them under control of the Railroad Commission.
HB 568 34-0 (1915) Author: Sullivan, R. L. Relating to preventing the spread of disease by requiring all persons operating a telephone line or lines to maintain a sanitary mouth piece on the transmitter of all its public telephones and to keep the same in sanitary condition; providing penalties.
SB 234 34-0 (1915) Author: Gibson, Flavius M. | et. al. Relating to defining telegraph and telephone companies, making them common carriers and placing them under the Railroad Commission of Texas.
SB 363 34-0 (1915) Author: Darwin, Henry Lewis | et. al. Relating to requiring sanitary mouthpieces for transmitters of all public telephones.
HB 545 33-0 (1913) Author: Ussery, J. W. Relating to making it unlawful to wrongfully and willfully tie or connect two or more telephone wires together, prescribing penalties.
HB 563 33-0 (1913) Author: Coffey, Joe F. | et. al. Relating to amending the Revised Civil Statutes providing for the collection of a gross receipts tax on telephone companies; providing for the graduation of same; providing for the making of reports to the comptroller of public accounts.
HB 744 33-0 (1913) Author: Morris, J. H. | et. al. Relating to prohibiting connecting any telephone line on to the telephone line of any other without consent, providing a penalty.
HB 750 33-0 (1913) Author: Hall, William L. Relating to regulating the charges and operation of telephone companies and systems now or hereafter operated in the state, providing for the appointment and election of Telephone Commissioners and prescribing their powers and duties, providing penalties.
HB 838 33-0 (1913) Author: Tillotson, Leonard E. Relating to amending the Revised Civil Statutes of 1911, providing that Telephone Companies shall make quarterly report to the Comptroller, and pay an occupation tax, and exempting local companies not organized for profit from payment.
SB 322 33-0 (1913) Author: Morrow, Wright Chalfant Relating to prohibiting corporations created for the purpose of constructing and maintaining magnetic telegraph or telephone lines to set their poles, piers, abutments, wires and other fixtures, upon, along or across, any public roads, streets and waters of this state, without first obtaining permission to do so.
SB 414 33-0 (1913) Author: Vaughan, Horace Worth Relating to providing for the acquisition by telephone companies incorporated under the laws of the State of Texas, of local telephone exchanges, belonging to other individuals, companies, or corporations, by construction, purchase, lease, or other contract, and to provide for the consolidation of two or more local telephone exchanges.
SB 490 33-0 (1913) Author: Nugent, Clinton W. Relating to requiring trunk lines of telephone companies, and telephone companies operating trunk telephone lines to afford on reasonable terms connections with local and independent telephone lines and companies and individuals operating local and independent telephone lines.
SB 110 31-0 (1909) Relating to making it a criminal offense punishable by fine, for any person in this State to use any vulgar, profane, obscene or indecent language over or through any telephone.
HB 336 30-0 (1907) Relating to providing for an eight hour day for railroad, telegraph or telephone operators, and providing penalties for the violation thereof.
SB 24 30-1 (1907) Relating to compelling telephone and telegraph companies to arrange for connections or transfer of messages with other telephone and telegraph lines doing a like business.
HB 21 19-0 (1885) Relating to amending article 677 of the Penal Code of the State of Texas.

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