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HB 474 85-0 (2017) Author: Stephenson, Phil | et. al. Relating to the Thirteenth Court of Appeals District and to the creation of the Fifteenth Court of Appeals District; authorizing fees. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Referred to Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
HB 1234 85-0 (2017) Author: Martinez, Armando | et. al.
Sponsor: Hinojosa, Juan
Relating to filing fees imposed in civil cases in Hidalgo County and Cameron County. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/17
HB 2875 85-0 (2017) Author: Guillen, Ryan
Sponsor: Lucio, Jr., Eddie
Relating to the imposition of additional fees for filing civil cases in Willacy County and Starr County. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/17
SB 1459 85-0 (2017) Author: Hinojosa, Juan
Sponsor: Martinez, Armando
Relating to incentives to encourage landowners to destroy, remove, or treat citrus trees located in a pest management zone. House: Agriculture & Livestock
Senate: Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs
Effective immediately
SB 1508 85-0 (2017) Author: Hinojosa, Juan Relating to filing fees imposed in civil cases in Hidalgo County, Cameron County, and Willacy County. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 696 84-0 (2015) Author: Hunter, Todd | et. al. Relating to the operation of the Texas Windstorm Insurance Association; affecting surcharges. House: Insurance Left pending in committee
HB 2730 84-0 (2015) Author: Stephenson, Phil | et. al. Relating to the Thirteenth Court of Appeals District and to the creation of the Fifteenth Court of Appeals District; authorizing fees. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Placed on General State Calendar
SB 302 84-0 (2015) Author: Hinojosa, Juan Relating to the operation of the Texas Windstorm Insurance Association; affecting surcharges. Senate: Business & Commerce No action taken in committee
SB 1551 83-0 (2013) Author: Lucio, Jr., Eddie
Sponsor: Martinez, Armando
Relating to the provision of affordable housing and other services in the Lower Rio Grande Valley. House: International Trade & Intergovernmental Affairs
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Comm. report sent to Local & Consent Calendar
HR 190 83-2 (2013) Author: Guillen, Ryan Extending an invitation to the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Interior Sally Jewell to visit Willacy County. Filed
HR 191 83-2 (2013) Author: Guillen, Ryan Extending an invitation to the Secretary of the U. S. Department of Interior Sally Jewell to visit Willacy County. Adopted
HB 948 82-0 (2011) Author: Lozano, J. M. Relating to the creation of a county court at law in Willacy County. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Referred to Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
HB 2880 82-0 (2011) Author: Scott, Connie Relating to the organization of the Court of Appeals for the Thirteenth Court of Appeals District and to the creation of the Fifteenth Court of Appeals District. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Referred to Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
SB 1807 82-0 (2011) Author: Lucio, Jr., Eddie
Sponsor: Lozano, J. M.
Relating to the composition of the 444th Judicial District. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: Jurisprudence
Vetoed by the Governor
HB 2156 80-0 (2007) Author: Escobar, Juan Relating to limitations on the compensation of county auditors for certain counties. House: County Affairs
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Referred to Intergovernmental Relations
SB 833 80-0 (2007) Author: Lucio, Jr., Eddie
Sponsor: Escobar, Juan
Relating to limitations on the compensation of county auditors for certain counties. House: County Affairs
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Effective immediately
HR 1919 78-0 (2003) Author: Escobar, Juan Honoring the elected officials, public employees, community leaders, and citizens of Willacy County. Reported enrolled
HB 715 77-0 (2001) Author: Oliveira, Rene
Sponsor: Lucio, Jr., Eddie
Relating to the composition of the 404th Judicial District. House: Judicial Affairs
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on 9/1/01
HB 3171 77-0 (2001) Author: Thompson, Senfronia
Sponsor: West, Royce
Relating to the creation, composition, and operation of certain district courts. House: Judicial Affairs
Senate: Jurisprudence
House refuses to concur-reported
HB 1224 75-0 (1997) Author: Solis, Jim Relating to the composition of certain district courts in Cameron and Willacy counties. House: Judicial Affairs Subcommittee members named
HB 1225 75-0 (1997) Author: Solis, Jim Relating to the creation of the Arroyo Colorado Wildlife Sanctuary in Cameron and Willacy counties; providing a penalty. House: State Recreational Resources Referred to State Recreational Resources
SB 1171 74-0 (1995) Author: Lucio, Jr., Eddie Relating to the district courts in Cameron, Hidalgo, and Willacy counties. House: Judicial Affairs
Senate: Jurisprudence
Referred to subcommittee
HB 3111 71-0 (1989) Author: Rangel, Irma Relating to the number, qualifications, and terms of commissioners of the Willacy County Navigation District. House: Natural Resources Recommendations filed with the Spkr.
SB 76 70-0 (1987) Author: Truan, Carlos Relating to the taxes that may be levied by the Board of Directors of the Willacy County Hospital District. Senate: Health & Human Services Referred to Health & Human Services
SB 1327 70-0 (1987) Author: Truan, Carlos
Sponsor: Rangel, Irma
Relating to the administration, powers, duties, and financing of the Willacy County Hospital District; granting the authority to issue bonds. House: County Affairs
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Effective on 9/1/87
HB 1591 69-0 (1985) Author: Rangel, Irma
Sponsor: Truan, Carlos
Relating to predator control from aircraft in Brooks, Kenedy, and Willacy counties. House: Environmental Affairs
Senate: Natural Resources
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HB 425 68-0 (1983) Author: Oliveira, René Relating to the creation of a judicial district composed of Cameron and Willacy Counties. House: Judicial Affairs Referred to subcommittee
SB 296 68-0 (1983) Author: Uribe, Hector Relating to the creation of a judicial district composed of Cameron and Willacy counties. Senate: Intergovernmental Relations Referred to subcommittee
SB 1261 68-0 (1983) Author: Truan, Carlos
Sponsor: Rangel, Irma
Relating to the election and terms of office of the members of the board of supervisors of the Willacy County Drainage District No. 1. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
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SB 1366 68-0 (1983) Author: Truan, Carlos
Sponsor: Rangel, Irma
Relating to the establishment, membership, personnel, compensation, powers and duties, and financing of a juvenile board in each of the counties of Brooks, Kenedy, Kleberg, and Willacy; authorizing appointment of advisory councils and cooperation by other agencies and political subdivisions. House: County Affairs
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
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HB 1851 67-0 (1981) Author: Lee, Don
Sponsor: Uribe, Hector
Relating to the powers of the Arroyo Colorado Navigation District of Cameron and Willacy Counties and renaming the district as the Port of Harlingen Authority. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Vetoed by the Governor
SB 1268 66-0 (1979) Author: Truan, Carlos
Sponsor: Rangel, Irma
Relating to the tax rate of the Willacy County Hospital District. House: Intergovernmental Affairs
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Vetoed by the Governor
SCR 42 64-0 (1975) Author: Longoria, Raul
Sponsor: Torres, Ruben M.
Granting permission to the parties, as that term is hereinafter defined, to sue the State of Texas to establish any and all claims which they ahve or assert to lands within the three tracts of land hereinafter described; providing that the term "parties" means the following named persons, firms, or corporations, their respective heirs, personal representatives, successors, and assigns, together with any and all other persons, firms, or corporations who are which any court of competent jurisdiction may determine are necessary or proper parties to the litigation here authorized, whether such joinder is effected by intervention or joinder as involuntary plaintiffs or as defendants, and who as defendants would ahve a permissive or compulsory counterclaim or cross-claim which might be asserted against the State of Texas; providing that the tracts with regard to which suit may be brought, either separately or concurrently, are as follows; providing that the venue of the suit or suits be in any district court in any county in which any one of the tracts is located, and that in the event the suit is filed, service of citation and other required process be made on the attorney general and on the commissioner of the general land office; providing that nothing in this resolution shall be construed as an admission by the State of Texas, or any of its agents, employees, departments, agencies, or political subdivisions, of liability or of the truth of any allegations asserted by the claimant but the alleged cause of action must be proved under the laws of this state as in other civil cases; providing that nothing in this resolution shall be construed as a waiver of any defense of fact or law available to the State of Texas or any of its agents, employees, departments, agencies, or political subdivisions, but every defense is specifically reserved. House: Judicial Affairs
Senate: Administration
Signed by Governor
HB 491 62-0 (1971) Author: Garcia, J.A.
Sponsor: Bridges, Ronald W.
Relating to the terms of office for members of the board of supervisors and the interest on bonds of the Willacy County Drainage District No. 2.
HB 1637 62-0 (1971) Author: Garcia, J.A. | et. al. Relating to the creation, administration, powers and duties of the Willacy County Hospital District of Willacy County, Texas.
SB 859 62-0 (1971) Author: Bridges, Ronald W.
Sponsor: Garcia, J.A.
Relating to the creation, administration, powers, duties, and financing of Willacy County Hospital District of Willacy County, Texas.
SCR 99 62-0 (1971) Author: Bridges, Ronald W. Authorizing Enrolling Clerk to make certain corrections in S.B. 859.
HB 46 61-0 (1969) Author: Garcia, Jr., Joseph A. "Sporty" | et. al. Relating to the creation, establishment, maintenance, and operation of the Willacy County Drainage District No. 2.
HB 562 61-0 (1969) Author: Sanchez, Henry Relating to the creation of a district court in Cameron and Willacy counties.
HB 636 61-0 (1969) Author: Garcia, Jr., Joseph A. "Sporty" | et. al. Relating to authorizing the creation, establishment, maintenance, and operation of a hospital district coterminous with the territory of Willacy County, Texas, to be known as Willacy County Hospital District.
SB 356 61-0 (1969) Author: Bridges, Ronald Wayne Relating to the creation, administration, powers, duties, and financing of Willacy County Hospital District of Willacy County, Texas.
HB 321 60-0 (1967) Author: Rapp, William M. "Bill" Relating to the transfer of original jurisdiction in matters of eminent domain from the County Court of Willacy County to the district courts in and for that county.
HB 543 59-0 (1965) Author: Rapp, William M. "Bill" Relating to seizure and disposition of certain seines, nets, traps, and other devices in certain tidal waters of Willacy County.
HB 586 59-0 (1965) Author: Rapp, William M. "Bill" Relating to the jurisdiction of the Willacy County Court.
HB 1037 59-0 (1965) Author: Rapp, William M. "Bill" Relating to the regulatory authority of the Parks and Wildlife Commission over the taking of the wildlife resources of Willacy County.
HB 30 58-0 (1963) Author: Rapp, William M. "Bill" Relating to creating a Conservation and Reclamation District to be known as "Port Mansfield Public Utility District".
SB 56 58-0 (1963) Author: Reagan, Bruce A. Relating to creating a conservation and reclamation district to be known as "Port Mansfield Public Utility District".
SB 464 58-0 (1963) Author: Bates, Sr., James S. "Jim" Relating to giving any drainage district in Hidalgo, Willacy, and Cameron Counties, in this state, which district has heretofore or shall hereafter be converted into a conservation or reclamation district, the right to enter into contracts for the construction of improvements with the Government of the United States of America or any agency or instrumentality thereof, providing that it may then execute contracts and providing for payment of obligations incurred thereunder by providing a severability clause.
HB 677 57-0 (1961) Author: Murray, Menton J. | et. al. Relating to making it unlawful to take, hunt, kill or posess any game bird or animal in Cameron, Willacy, Hidalgo and Starr Counties; providing a penalty for the violation of any of the provision of this Act; providing for the effective date of this Act.
HB 678 57-0 (1961) Author: Murray, Menton J. | et. al. Relating to amending a certain Act relating to size limits upon fish taken from the Laguna Madre within the Counties of Cameron, Kenedy, and Willacy.
HB 965 57-0 (1961) Author: Pipkin, Maurice Snow "Pip" Relating to declaring certain areas of Laguna Madre in the counties of Cameron, Willacy, Kleberg, and Nueces in the State of Texas, to be the "Laguna Madre Wildlife Management Area."
HB 330 56-0 (1959) Author: Conley, Carl C. Relating to regulating the use and possession of certain fishing devices in or on or within one-half (1/2) mile of certain tidal waters of Willacy County; prescribing penalties for violation.
HB 482 56-0 (1959) Author: Conley, Carl C. Relating to amending certain acts relative to the taking of menhaden fish; including under the provisions said Act the additional Counties of Kleberg, Kenedy, Willacy, Jefferson, and Cameron.
HB 698 56-0 (1959) Author: Conley, Carl C. Relating to amending certain laws so as to apply to livestock running at large in Willacy County.
HB 169 54-0 (1955) Author: Murray, Menton J. | et. al. Relating to regulating the size and taking of certain fish in the waters of the Laguna Madre lying within Cameron, Kenedy and Willacy Counties, State of Texas; providing a penalty for violations of the Act.
HB 324 54-0 (1955) Author: Garrett, Gustin "Gus" | et. al. Relating to changing the name of Willacy County Water Control and Improvement District Number One, a water control and improvement district having its territory within the Counties of Hidalgo and Willacy, in the State of Texas, to Hidalgo and Willacy Counties Water Control and Improvement District Number One.
HB 351 54-0 (1955) Author: Murray, Menton J. | et. al. Relating to abolishing the Special 138th District Court composed of the counties of Willacy and Cameron providing for the creation of a permanent Judicial District Court to be known as the 138A Judicial District Court composed of the counties of Willacy and Cameron.
HB 496 54-0 (1955) Author: Cooper, Jr., J. W. Relating to use and possession of fishing gear and devices for taking fish or shrimp in Laguna Madre, in Cameron, Willacy, Kenedy, Kleberg and Nueces Counties; providing for seizure and destruction of any fishing gear or device found in said waters in possession or being used in violation of the provisions of this Act; containing penalty, saving, and repealing clauses.
SB 159 54-0 (1955) Author: Kelley, Rogers | et. al. Relating to changing the name of Willacy County Water Control and Improvement District Number One, a water control and improvement district having its territory within the Counties of Hidalgo and Willacy, in the State of Texas to Hidalgo and Willacy Counties Water Control and Improvement District Number One.
HB 633 53-0 (1953) Author: Murray, Menton J. Relating to creating an additional Judicial District to be composed of the counties of Hidalgo, Willacy, and Cameron, and providing a court therefor to be known as the 138th Judicial District Court.
SB 345 53-0 (1953) Author: Kelley, Rogers Relating to providing for zoning of Padre Island lying within Cameron and Willacy Counties by the Commissioners Courts of said counties on recommendation of a zoning commission of seven members to be appointed by the said Commissioners Courts.
HB 72 53-1 (1954) Author: Murray, Menton J. | et. al. Relating to creating an additional Judicial District to be composed of the counties of Willacy and Cameron, and providing a court therefor to be known as the 138th Judicial District Court.
SB 51 53-1 (1954) Author: Kelley, Rogers Relating to creating as temporary courts the Special 138th District Court, for Willacy and Cameron Counties, and the Special 139th District Court, for Hidalgo County; making an appropriation.
SB 246 51-0 (1949) Author: Kelley, Rogers Relating to to repealing the special game law (buck deer) for Cameron, Hidalgo, and Willacy Counties.
SB 405 51-0 (1949) Author: Kelley, Rogers Relating to amending a previous Act, providing for certain County Court jurisdiction in Willacy County to be placed in the 107th District Court; repealing all laws in conflict herewith to the extent of such conflict and making this Act cumulative of all existing laws governing such Courts; providing a severability clause.
SB 37 51-1 (1950) Author: Kelley, Rogers Relating to amending a previous Act, providing for certain County Court jurisdiction in Willacy County to be placed in the 107th District Court, including appeals in condemnation proceedings; repealing all laws in conflict herewith to the extent of such conflict and making this Act cumulative of all existing laws governing such courts; providing a severability clause.
SB 77 50-0 (1947) Author: Kelley, Rogers Relating to amending a previous Act, relative to the remission of certain taxes to the counties of Willacy and Cameron for flood protection by changing the period in said act from twenty-five to forty years.
SB 317 50-0 (1947) Author: Kelley, Rogers Relating to fixing an open season on buck deer in Cameron, Hidalgo, and Willacy Counties.
HB 867 44-0 (1935) Relating to creating a conservation and reclamation district to be known as the "Lower Rio Grande Flood Control District," to be a Governmental agency, body politic and corporate without power to mortgage its property, or levy taxes or assessments, or to pledge the credit of the State.
HB 764 43-0 (1933) Author: Dunlap, Edwin Donald "Ed" Relating to prohibiting the use of seines, nets and trawls or the possession of seines, nets or trawls in certain tidal waters of Willacy County; prescribing a penalty for violation of any provision of this Act; repealing all laws in so far as they may conflict with any provision of this Act.
HB 890 43-0 (1933) Author: Dunlap, Edwin Donald "Ed" | et. al. Relating to authorizing and providing a method for the Commissioner of the General Land Office to lease to the Alejandro G. Trevino Post No. 390 of the American Legion of the Willacy County, Texas, certain submerged lands under the waters of Red Fish Bay in Willacy County, Texas, adjacent to certain tract of land now owned by said American Legion Post which fronts on said bay and prescribing the terms and conditions of such lease; providing this lease does not include the minerals in said lands, but all minerals are reserved to the State and said lands shall be subject to mineral development under the General Laws of the State.
SB 69 43-1 (1933) Relating to creating Valley Conservation and Reclamation District embracing the Counties of Cameron, Hidalgo and Willacy
HB 619 42-0 (1931) Author: Hubbard, Robert Moss Relating to providing for and authorizing the exchange between the State of Texas and the Houston and Texas Central Railroad Company of certain lands belonging to them, respectively, situated in Waller County, Texas.
SB 367 41-0 (1929) Author: Parr, Archer "Archie" Relating to creating Willacy County Water Control and Improvement District Number 1, embracing lands in the counties of Willacy and Hidalgo, in the State of Texas, as a conservation and reclamation district and body politic and corporate, under Section 59, Article 16, of the Constitution, and defining its boundaries.
SB 205 39-0 (1925) Author: Parr, Archer "Archie" Relating to providing for the changing and fixing of the time of holding the courts in the Twenty-eighth Judicial District of the State of Texas, and validating and continuing all processes and writs, bonds, recognizances and jurors heretofore selected, etc., returnable to the terms of court as they now exist, and continuing in session any court in said district now in session until adjourned by the judge thereof. Senate: Judicial Districts
SB 299 39-0 (1925) Author: Parr, Archer "Archie" Relating to creating and establishing the El Sauz Independent School District in Willacy County, Texas, defining its boundaries, providing for the election and qualification of trustees thereof, and vesting said district with the rights, powers, duties, and privileges of Districts incorporated under the General Laws for free school purposes. Senate: Educational Affairs
SB 377 39-0 (1925) Author: Parr, Archer "Archie" Relating to creating the Willamar Independent School District in Willacy County, defining its boundaries, providing for a board of trustees in said district, conferring upon said district all the rights, powers, privileges and duties now conferred and imposed by the General Laws upon independent school districts and the boards of trustees thereof. Senate: Educational Affairs
SB 417 39-0 (1925) Author: Parr, Archer "Archie" Relating to aiding in protection of the property and lives of the citizens of Cameron and Willacy Counties from further disastrous and calamitous overflows and conserving and increasing the State revenues derived from said counties by granting and donating to Cameron County, for a term of twenty-five years, or so much thereof as may be necessary, a portion of the State ad valorem taxes levied and collected on property subject to taxation in said county, to be used in part payment of interest and sinking fund of bonds to be issued by said county to provide for the construction of the necessary breakwaters, levees, dikes, floodways, and drainways to protect Cameron and Willacy Counties from such overflows, and providing for the administration of this Act. Senate: State Affairs
HB 302 39-1 (1926) Author: Dunlap, Edwin Donald "Ed" Relating to ratifying and validating an election heretofore held in and throughout Willacy County, Texas, upon the question of authorizing the issuance of $300,000.00 special road bonds of said county and levying a tax in payment thereof. House: Judiciary
HB 589 38-0 (1923) Author: Dunlap, Edwin Donald "Ed" Relating to creating the Santa Margarita Independent School District in Willacy County, Texas, and defining its boundaries.
HB 371 37-0 (1921) Author: Leslie, Jesse Edward Relating to creating and establishing out of the territory now embraced in the counties of Cameron, Willacy and Hidalgo, in the State of Texas, four counties, to be known as the counties of Cameron, Willacy, Hidalgo and Kenedy, each containing the superficial area of not less than seven hundred square miles.
HB 45 37-1 (1921) Author: Pope, Walter Elmer "Uncle Elmer" Relating to reorganizing the Twenty-eighth Judicial District of the State of Texas, and to create a Criminal District Court for the counties of Nueces, Kleberg, Kenedy, Willacy and Cameron and to prescribe the jurisdiction thereof as a criminal court.
HB 248 35-0 (1917) Author: Canales, Jose Tomas Relating to redefining boundary lines between Kleberg and Willacy counties.
SB 202 35-0 (1917) Author: Parr, Archer "Archie" Relating to changing the name of Willacy County to Mifflin Kennedy County.
SB 330 35-0 (1917) Author: Parr, Archer "Archie" Relating to reorganizing the Twenty-eighty Judicial District of the State of Texas, and to create a criminal district court for the Counties of Nueces, Kleburg, Willacy and Cameron, and to prescribe the jurisdiction thereof as a criminal court.
SB 433 35-0 (1917) Author: Parr, Archer "Archie" Relating to amending Act to reorganize the 28th Judicial District of the State of Texas, and to create a criminal district court for the counties of Nueces, Kleberg, Willacy, and Cameron.
HB 92 35-1 (1917) Author: Canales, Jose Tomas | et. al. Relating to amending the Act to reorganize the 28th Judicial District of the State of Texas, so as to correct a conflict of the terms of the District Courts in Willacy and Cameron counties.
SB 71 35-1 (1917) Author: Parr, Archer "Archie" Relating to fixing the terms of District Courts of certain counties.
SB 231 32-0 (1911) Relating to creating and establishing the county of Willacy out of parts of Cameron and Hidalgo counties; prescribing its area and boundaries.

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