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HB 1396 85-0 (2017) Author: Perez, Mary Ann Relating to the licensing and regulation of pilots in certain ports. House: Transportation Referred to Transportation
HB 2195 85-0 (2017) Author: Oliveira, René Relating to financial assistance for port security, transportation, or facility projects. House: Transportation Referred to Transportation
HB 2196 85-0 (2017) Author: Oliveira, René Relating to the establishment of a seaport preliminary studies grant program. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HB 2197 85-0 (2017) Author: Oliveira, René Relating to the creation of a port capital project revolving loan program by the Texas Department of Transportation. House: Transportation Referred to Transportation
HB 2198 85-0 (2017) Author: Oliveira, René Relating to the establishment of a seaport preliminary studies grant program. House: Transportation Referred to Transportation
HB 2199 85-0 (2017) Author: Oliveira, René Relating to the establishment of a seaport preliminary studies grant program. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HB 3850 85-0 (2017) Author: Zerwas, John Relating to state fiscal matters; authorizing a fee. House: Appropriations Referred to Appropriations
SB 1029 85-0 (2017) Author: Taylor, Larry Relating to the powers and duties of the board of pilot commissioners for certain ports. Senate: Transportation Referred to Transportation
SB 1270 85-0 (2017) Author: Miles, Borris Relating to the allocation and use of certain border security funding to secure Gulf of Mexico ports. Senate: Finance Referred to Finance
SB 2110 85-0 (2017) Author: Menéndez, José | et. al. Relating to the composition of the Port Authority Advisory Committee. House: Texas Ports, Innovation & Infrastructure, Select
Senate: Transportation
Referred to Texas Ports, Innovation & Infrastructure, Select
HB 2819 84-0 (2015) Author: Deshotel, Joe
Sponsor: Creighton, Brandon
Relating to improvement projects of the Sabine-Neches Navigation District of Jefferson County, Texas; providing authority to issue anticipation notes and time warrants. House: Investments & Financial Services
Senate: Administration
Effective immediately
HB 3151 84-0 (2015) Author: Smith, Wayne Relating to the powers and duties of the board of pilot commissioners for certain ports. House: Transportation Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 3152 84-0 (2015) Author: Smith, Wayne Relating to the administration of the Port of Houston Authority. House: Special Purpose Districts Recommendations filed with the Speaker
HB 4135 84-0 (2015) Author: Miles, Borris Relating to requiring the Port of Houston Authority to comply with historically underutilized business provisions. House: Transportation Referred to Transportation
SB 1137 84-0 (2015) Author: Creighton, Brandon
Sponsor: Deshotel, Joe
Relating to improvement projects of the Sabine-Neches Navigation District of Jefferson County, Texas; providing authority to issue anticipation notes and time warrants. House: Investments & Financial Services
Senate: Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs
Effective immediately
HB 623 83-0 (2013) Author: Eiland, Craig Relating to the board of pilot commissioners for the ports of Galveston County. House: Transportation Referred to Transportation
HB 1642 83-0 (2013) Author: Bonnen, Dennis
Sponsor: Whitmire, John
Relating to the Port of Houston Authority. House: Special Purpose Districts
Senate: Administration
Effective on 9/1/13
HB 1777 83-0 (2013) Author: Moody, Joe | et. al.
Sponsor: Rodríguez, José
Relating to a study regarding the effects on international trade of wait times at points of entry between the United States and the United Mexican States. House: International Trade & Intergovernmental Affairs
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Effective immediately
HB 2685 83-0 (2013) Author: Deshotel, Joe Relating to the purposes, designation, and funding of a transportation reinvestment zone; authorizing an assessment. House: Transportation Laid on the table subject to call
HB 3851 83-0 (2013) Author: Anchia, Rafael Relating to the enhancement of Texas maritime ports for expanded service to international marine freight and passenger markets. House: International Trade & Intergovernmental Affairs Referred to International Trade & Intergovernmental Affairs
SB 203 83-0 (2013) Author: Whitmire, John | et. al. Relating to the Port of Houston Authority; creating an offense. Senate: Transportation Referred to Transportation
SB 971 83-0 (2013) Author: Williams, Tommy | et. al.
Sponsor: Deshotel, Joe
Relating to the purposes, designation, and funding of a transportation reinvestment zone for port projects; providing authority to issue bonds; authorizing an assessment. House: Transportation
Senate: Transportation
Effective on 9/1/13
HB 62 83-2 (2013) Author: Lavender, George | et. al. Relating to providing funding for certain transportation projects, including port-related transportation projects; making appropriations. Filed
HB 4 83-3 (2013) Author: Lavender, George | et. al. Relating to providing funding for certain transportation projects, including port-related transportation projects; making appropriations. House: Transportation Funding, Select Referred to Transportation Funding, Select
HB 699 82-0 (2011) Author: Deshotel, Joe
Sponsor: Lucio, Jr., Eddie
Relating to the funding of port security, facility projects, and port studies. House: Transportation
Senate: International Relations & Trade
Effective on 9/1/11
HB 2771 82-0 (2011) Author: Smith, Wayne
Sponsor: Ellis, Rodney
Relating to the purchasing powers and duties of a navigation district or port authority. House: Transportation
Senate: Transportation & Homeland Security
Placed on intent calendar
HB 3202 82-0 (2011) Author: Davis, Yvonne Relating to pilotage rates. House: Transportation Referred to Transportation
HB 3203 82-0 (2011) Author: Davis, Yvonne Relating to compulsory pilotage, including bond requirements for certain branch pilots. House: Transportation Referred to Transportation
HB 3418 82-0 (2011) Author: Darby, Drew Relating to certain state fiscal matters related to natural resources or the environment. House: Appropriations Postponed
SB 815 82-0 (2011) Author: Lucio, Jr., Eddie Relating to the funding of port security, facility projects, and port studies. Senate: International Relations & Trade Committee report printed and distributed
SB 1584 82-0 (2011) Author: Ogden, Steve Relating to state fiscal matters related to natural resources and the environment. House: Appropriations
Senate: Finance
Reported favorably as substituted
HB 3378 81-0 (2009) Author: Parker, Tan Relating to projects that may be undertaken by development corporations for the development, retention, or expansion of certain transportation facilities. House: Technology, Economic Development & Workforce Laid on the table subject to call
HB 3758 81-0 (2009) Author: Smith, Wayne Relating to the port authority advisory committee and funding of port security, facility projects, and studies. House: Transportation
Senate: Transportation & Homeland Security
Referred to Transportation & Homeland Sec.
HB 3974 81-0 (2009) Author: Hunter, Todd Relating to the exemption of certain maritime courses of instruction from proprietary school certification. House: Higher Education Committee report sent to Calendars
HCR 173 81-0 (2009) Author: Hunter, Todd Requesting the lieutenant governor and the speaker of the house of representatives to provide for a joint interim legislative study regarding the development and potential economic impact of the cruise industry on the Texas coast between Calhoun and Cameron Counties. House: County Affairs Comm. report sent to Local & Consent Calendar
SB 2052 81-0 (2009) Author: Estes, Craig
Sponsor: Parker, Tan
Relating to projects that may be undertaken by development corporations for the development, retention, or expansion of certain transportation facilities. House: Technology, Economic Development & Workforce
Senate: Transportation & Homeland Security
Effective on 9/1/09
HB 386 80-0 (2007) Author: Callegari, Bill | et. al.
Sponsor: Hegar, Glenn
Relating to the repeal of the law creating the Texas Deepwater Port Authority. House: Government Reform
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective immediately
HB 2760 80-0 (2007) Author: Eiland, Craig Relating to the management and control of certain port improvements and facilities. House: Transportation Laid on the table subject to call
HCR 255 80-0 (2007) Author: Morrison, Geanie Urging Congress to restore federal maintenance and dredging funds for the Victoria Barge Canal. House: Transportation Referred to Transportation
HR 2137 80-0 (2007) Author: Morrison, Geanie Urging Congress to restore federal maintenance and dredging funds for the Victoria Barge Canal. House: Environmental Regulation Referred to Environmental Regulation
SB 1836 80-0 (2007) Author: Jackson, Mike
Sponsor: Eiland, Craig
Relating to the management and control of certain port improvements and facilities. House: Transportation
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective on 9/1/07
SR 1084 80-0 (2007) Author: Hegar, Glenn Urging Congress to restore federal maintenance and dredging funds for the Victoria Barge Canal. Received by the Secretary of the Senate
HB 340 79-0 (2005) Author: Seaman, Gene | et. al.
Sponsor: Hinojosa, Juan
Relating to the authority of a navigation district to establish a volunteer police reserve force. House: Transportation
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective immediately
HB 1009 79-0 (2005) Author: Corte, Jr., Frank | et. al.
Sponsor: Gallegos, Jr., Mario
Relating to the authority of a port authority, a navigation district, or certain other persons to use electronically readable information derived from a driver's license, commercial driver's license, or personal identification certificate for port security purposes. House: Defense Affairs & State-Federal Relations
Senate: Transportation & Homeland Security
Effective immediately
HB 1705 79-0 (2005) Author: Bonnen, Dennis
Sponsor: Armbrister, Kenneth
Relating to the release of hazardous waste in connection with dredging and placement or storage of dredged materials by a port authority or navigation district. House: Environmental Regulation
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective immediately
HB 2075 79-0 (2005) Author: Seaman, Gene Relating to ferries. House: Transportation Left pending in committee
HB 2966 79-0 (2005) Author: Seaman, Gene
Sponsor: Hinojosa, Juan
Relating to the criminal penalty for violating certain statutes enforceable by, or ordinances, rules, or regulations of, navigation districts or port authorities. House: Transportation
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Effective on 9/1/05
SB 947 79-0 (2005) Author: Armbrister, Kenneth Relating to the release of hazardous waste in connection with dredging and placement or storage of dredged materials by a port authority or navigation district. Senate: Natural Resources Not again placed on intent calendar
SB 1131 79-0 (2005) Author: Hinojosa, Juan
Sponsor: Seaman, Gene
Relating to the conveyance of a ferry by the Texas Department of Transportation to certain counties and local government corporations and to the operation of ferries by regional mobility authorities. House: Transportation
Senate: Transportation & Homeland Security
Effective immediately
SB 1556 79-0 (2005) Author: Gallegos, Jr., Mario Relating to the authority of a port authority, a navigation district, or certain other persons to use electronically readable information derived from a driver's license, commercial driver's license, or personal identification certificate for port security purposes. Senate: Transportation & Homeland Security Referred to Transportation & Homeland Sec.
HB 1730 78-0 (2003) Author: Hamric, Peggy
Sponsor: Armbrister, Kenneth
Relating to the leasing and contracting powers of a port authority or navigation district. House: Transportation
Senate: Administration
Effective immediately
SB 1025 78-0 (2003) Author: Lucio, Jr., Eddie
Sponsor: Seaman, Gene
Relating to the funding of port security, transportation, and facility projects and port studies and to the port authority advisory committee. House: Transportation
Senate: Infrastructure Development and Security
Comm. report sent to Local & Consent Calendar
HB 3681 77-0 (2001) Author: Hawley, Judy | et. al. Relating to the annexation of additional territory and the composition of the port commission of the Port of Corpus Christi Authority of Nueces County, Texas. House: Transportation Committee report sent to Calendars
SB 192 77-0 (2001) Author: Lucio, Jr., Eddie | et. al.
Sponsor: Pickett, Joseph
Relating to inclusion of certain ports of entry in state highway planning and funding. House: Transportation
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective on 9/1/01
SB 1802 77-0 (2001) Author: Truan, Carlos
Sponsor: Hawley, Judy
Relating to the annexation of additional territory and the composition of the port commission of the Port of Corpus Christi Authority of Nueces County, Texas. House: Transportation
Senate: Natural Resources
Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 1915 76-0 (1999) Author: Oliveira, Rene Relating to developing, constructing, and improving highways that provide access to international ports of entry along the Texas-Mexico border. House: Financial Institutions Left pending in committee
HB 3002 76-0 (1999) Author: Seaman, Gene
Sponsor: Truan, Carlos
Relating to designating the ferry landing at Port Aransas as the Melvin O. Littleton Ferry Landing. House: Transportation
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/99
HB 3737 76-0 (1999) Author: Eiland, Craig | et. al. Relating to the creation of the Port Regionalization and Megaport Advisory Committee. House: Transportation Left pending in subcommittee
HJR 2 76-0 (1999) Author: Oliveira, Rene Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to provide for the issuance of general obligation bonds to develop, construct, and improve highways providing access to international ports of entry along the Texas-Mexico border. House: Financial Institutions Left pending in committee
SB 1856 76-0 (1999) Author: Bernsen, David Relating to the appointment and number of commissioners of certain navigation districts. Senate: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
HB 3052 75-0 (1997) Author: Berlanga, Hugo | et. al.
Sponsor: Truan, Carlos
Relating to the liability of certain marine fire-fighting entities. House: Civil Practices
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on 9/1/97
HB 1687 72-0 (1991) Author: Oliveira, Rene Relating to compulsory pilotage services to or from ports in this state; imposing a civil penalty. House: Transportation Left pending in committee
SB 815 72-0 (1991) Author: Parker, Carl
Sponsor: Oliveira, Rene
Relating to compulsory pilotage services to or from ports in this state; imposing a civil penalty. House: Transportation
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective on 9/1/91
SB 98 71-1 (1989) Author: Armbrister, Kenneth
Sponsor: Holzheauser, Steve
Relating to the authority of navigation districts. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
1st Printing sent to Comm. on Cal.
SB 40 70-2 (1987) Author: Brooks, Chet
Sponsor: Hury, James
Relating to the levy of a maintenance and operation tax for the operation of the ports and harbors of certain cities; providing for the preparation and adoption of budgets for the ports and harbors of certain cities. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Effective in 90 days-10/20/87
HB 1871 68-0 (1983) Author: Oliveira, René
Sponsor: Brown, J.E.
Relating to the Coastal Waterway Act of 1975 and the authorization for the State to cooperate and work with other Gulf coastal states in matters relating to the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway; and the inclusion of additional authority of the State in the event to U.S. Corps of Engineers reduces or eliminates its traditional financial support for maintenance of the Gulf Inracoastal Waterway in Texas. House: Transportation
Senate: Natural Resources
Reported from committee favorably without amendments
SCR 104 67-0 (1981) Author: Parker, Carl Regarding a study by the Texas Coastal and Marine Council on marine pilot's activities. House: Transportation
Senate: Administration
Referred to Committee on Transportation
HB 996 65-0 (1977) Author: Powers, Pike An Act providing for the exercise by the state of the regulatory authority of the Corps of Engineers over the discharge of dredged or fill material. House: State Affairs Considered by subcommittee in formal meeting
SB 202 65-0 (1977) Author: Schwartz, A.R. "Babe"
Sponsor: McLeod, E. Douglas
Relating to the administration of the fiscal affairs of harbor and port facilities in certain cities. House: Intergovernmental Affairs
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Effective immediately
SB 579 65-0 (1977) Author: Schwartz, A.R. "Babe"
Sponsor: Powers, Pike
Providing for the exercise by the state of the regulatory authority of the United States Army Corps of Engineers over the discharge of dredged or fill material under Section 404 of the Federal Water Pollution Control Act Amendments of 1972 (33 U.S.C. Section 1344), and regulations issued thereunder; providing that the provisions of this Act are not severable. House: State Affairs
Senate: Natural Resources
90 Day Bill
SR 224 65-0 (1977) Author: Schwartz, A.R. "Babe" Requesting an evaluation of the problems an opportunities of the maritime industry. Senate: Natural Resources
HB 1260 64-0 (1975) Author: Powers, Pike Relating to the importance of the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway and providing for the administration by the State of Texas of non-federal sponsorship requirements to the future maintenance and improvement of the waterway. House: Natural Resources Reported from committee with substitute
HB 1803 64-0 (1975) Author: Uher, D.R. Relating to the procedures for State and local governmental agencies in Texas determining that an application for a deepwater port license submitted pursuant to the Federal Deepwater Port Act of 1974, 33 U.S.C. 1501 et. seq., complies with State and local law, and authorizing the performance of these procedures and the approval or disapproval of such application by the Governor. House: State Affairs Reported from committee favorably without amendments
HR 157 64-0 (1975) Author: Slay, Chester Relating to creating an interim committee to explore the economic potential of developing international trade through Texas ports. House: Business & Industry
SB 332 64-0 (1975) Author: Harrington, D. Roy
Sponsor: Slay, Chester
Relating to the term of branch pilots' licenses. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Effective immediately
SB 809 64-0 (1975) Author: Schwartz, A.R. "Babe"
Sponsor: Uher, D.R.
Relating to the procedures for state and local governmental agencies in Texas determining that an application for a deepwater port license submitted pursuant to the federal Deepwater Port Act of 1974, 33 U.S.C.A. 1501 et seq., complies with state and local law, and authorizing the performance of these procedures and the approval or disapproval of such application by the governor; making provisions relative to certain easements and the use of certain facilities. House: State Affairs
Senate: Economic Development
90 day bill
SCR 98 64-0 (1975) Author: Schwartz, A.R. "Babe" Suspending the Joint Rules of the two houses to that either House may take up and consider Senate Bill No. 17 and Senate Bill No. 809 at any time. Received from the Senate
SR 270 64-0 (1975) Author: Schwartz, A.R. "Babe" | et. al. Directing Texas Coastal and Marine Council to undertake a comprehensive assessment of current activities, problems and opportunities regarding marine transportation. Senate: Natural Resources
HCR 174 63-0 (1973) Author: Hale, L. DeWitt
Sponsor: McKinnon, Mike
Encouraging Nueces County Navigation District No. 1 to implement its project for a deep water port facility at Harbor Island. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Administration
Filed without Governor's signature
HB 12 63-1 (1973) Author: Powers, Pike Relating to the development and construction of deepwater port facilities. House: State Affairs Referred to Committee on State Affairs
HB 1550 62-0 (1971) Author: Allen, Joe Relating to creating the Bays and Estuaries Protection Agency; providing for penalties for violations.
HB 1586 62-0 (1971) Author: Wyatt, Jr., Joe Relating to regulating the production of marl, gravel, sand, shells, or mudshell under certain conditions.
HB 1587 62-0 (1971) Author: Wyatt, Jr., Joe Relating to the closing of certain waters in Calhoun County to the taking of marl, gravel, sand, shells, or mudshell.
SB 628 62-0 (1971) Author: Patman, W.N. "Bill" Relating to the closing of certain waters in Calhoun County to the taking or carrying away of marl, gravel, sand, shells, and mudshells.
SB 664 62-0 (1971) Author: Patman, W.N. "Bill" Relating to regulating the production of marl, gravel, sand, shells or mudshell under certain conditions.
SB 680 62-0 (1971) Author: Schwartz, A.R. "Babe"
Sponsor: Harris, Ed
Relating to the date of election of navigation and canal commissioners.
HB 9 61-0 (1969) Author: Allen, Joe Relating to the taking of exposed shell deposits in certain specified mineral tracts of Galveston and Chambers Counties in Galveston Bay.
HB 757 61-0 (1969) Author: Harris, Ed | et. al. Relating to providing for the procedures to be followed by certain commissioners of pilots in fixing rates of pilotage and removing the statutory ceiling on such rates in the ports of Galveston County, Texas.
HB 1027 61-0 (1969) Author: Ray, Jr., C. L. Relating to the authority of the Texas Water Development Board to provide facilities for navigation.
HB 1056 61-0 (1969) Author: Swanson, William T. "Bill" | et. al. Relating to authorizing the City of Houston, Harris County, Texas to promulgate and enforce safety rules and regulations on the waterways, channels, and turning basins within its jurisdiction; authorizing the city to provide for the prevention, detection, control, and fighting of fires and explosions on and adjacent to the waterways, channels, and turning basins within its jurisdiction.
HB 1485 61-0 (1969) Author: Wieting, Leroy J. Relating to construction of and improvements and additions to channels and canals for water transportation purposes in unincorporated areas of certain counties and in certain cities.
HCR 119 61-0 (1969)
SB 582 61-0 (1969) Author: Jordan, Barbara Charline Relating to providing for the appointment of Navigation and Canal Commissioners; providing for their terms of office; providing for incumbent appointees to complete their terms.
SB 687 61-0 (1969) Author: Schwartz, A.R. "Babe" Relating to providing for the procedures to be followed by certain commissioners of pilots in fixing rates of pilotage and removing the statutory ceiling on such rates in the ports of Galveston, Orange and Jefferson Counties, Texas.
SB 782 61-0 (1969) Author: Harrington, D. Roy | et. al. Relating to providing for terms of office for branch pilots for Galveston County ports.
SB 786 61-0 (1969) Author: Harrington, D. Roy Relating to providing for the procedures to be followed by certain commissioners of pilots in fixing rates of pilotage and removing in the statutory ceiling on such rates in the ports of Orange and Jefferson Counties.
HB 197 60-0 (1967) Author: Harris, Ed | et. al. Relating to amending certain articles so as to increase the rate of pilotage.
HB 708 60-0 (1967) Author: Allen, Joe Relating to the taking of exposed shell deposits and dredging near navigation channels, shorelines, game refuges, wildlife sanctuaries, or public parks; relating to issuance and cancellation of permits; prescribing a penalty.
HB 1227 60-0 (1967) Author: Duggan, Jr., Fitzhugh Lee Relating to providing that "consignee" shall include (i) the master, (ii) the owner, (iii) the agent, (iv) the sub-agent, and (v) any person, firm or corporation who enters or clears said vessel at the collector of customs; and further providing that the pilot who serves, or offers to serve, said vessel shall be entitled to recover lawful pilot fees, in any court of competent jurisdiction, jointly and severally from any one or more of said persons, firms, or corporations.
SB 23 60-0 (1967) Author: Harrington, D. Roy | et. al. Relating to amending certain statutes so as to increase the rate of pilotage.
HB 137 59-0 (1965) Author: Cory, Richard Henry "Dick" Relating to the territorial waters of the State of Texas; prohibiting the licensing of certain alien-owned commercial fishing or shrimping vessels; providing for enforcement of this act; providing penalties.
SB 465 59-0 (1965) Author: Harrington, D. Roy Relating to amending certain Statutes by providing that "consignee" shall include (i) the master, (ii) the owner, (iii) the agent, (iv) the sub-agent, and (v) any person, firm or corporation who enters or clears said vessel at the collector of customs.
SB 462 58-0 (1963) Author: Schwartz, A.R. "Babe" Relating to the rate of pilotage for each foot of water which the vessel at the time of piloting draws, which may be fixed on any class of vessels in any port of the state so as to exclude the Port of Galveston in the exception, as now provided.
SB 470 58-0 (1963) Author: Schwartz, A.R. "Babe" Relating to the establishment of boards for commissioners of pilots for certain ports.
SB 472 58-0 (1963) Author: Schwartz, A.R. "Babe" Relating to appointment of branch pilots, to make a certain Article applicable to all of the ports in Galveston County and to increase the term of office of branch pilots to two (2) years.
HB 840 57-0 (1961) Author: Price, William Rayford | et. al. Relating to amending a certain Act providing that the maximum salary for stenographers for county judges in counties with a population in excess of twenty-eight thousand (28,000) and less than thirty thousand (30,000) may be Four Thousand and Eight Hundred Dollars ($4,800).
HB 1017 57-0 (1961) Author: La Valle, Peter J. "Pete" Relating to applying to certain incorporated cities and towns located on the coast of the Gulf of Mexico, or any channel, canal, bay, or inlet connected therewith, owning and operating port facilities; authorizing such city to build, construct, purchase, acquire, improve, enlarge, extend, repair, maintain, or replace any and all improvements and facilities which the governing body thereof deems to be necessary or convenient to the proper operation of the ports or harbors of such city.
SB 478 57-0 (1961) Author: Schwartz, A.R. "Babe" Relating to certain incorporated cities and towns located on the coast of the Gulf of Mexico, or any channel, canal, bay, or inlet connected therewith; authorizing such city to build, construct, purchase, acquire, improve, enlarge, extend, repair, maintain, or replace any and all improvements and facilities which the governing body thereof deems to be necessary or convenient to the proper operation of the ports or harbors of such city, and providing certain things that said improvements and facilities shall include; authorizing the issuance of tax bonds and revenue bonds for the purpose of providing funds for any of such improvements and facilities and the revenues or income thereof.
SB 26 57-1 (1961) Author: Fuller, Jep S. Relating to amending a certain Statute to increase the rate of pilotage which may be charged in the ports and/or terminals located above the junction of the Neches River with the Sabine-Neches Canal.
SB 71 57-3 (1962) Author: Patman, W.N. "Bill" Relating to amending a certain Act to authorize the State Parks Board to grant concessions to certain concessioners to charge for the use of a pier to be constructed in Lavaca Bay.
HB 155 56-0 (1959) Author: Parish, Harold Burton Relating to amending certain acts so as to permit any city located on the Gulf of Mexico to build, acquire, purchase, take over, construct, enlarge, extend, repair, maintain, improve, replace, develop, regulate, operate, lease, mortgage and encumber their harbors, ports or navigational facilities.
HB 293 56-0 (1959) Author: Jones, George Jerome Relating to amending certain statutes relative to the rate of pilotage for each foot of water which the vessel at the time of piloting draws on any class of vessels in any port of the state, so as to include the Port of Galveston.
SB 46 56-0 (1959) Author: Phillips, Jimmy Relating to amending certain statutes relating to the rate of pilotage for each foot of water which the vessel at the time of piloting draws, which may be fixed; on any class vessels in any port of the state so as to include the Port of Galveston.
SB 154 56-0 (1959) Author: Fly, William S. "Bill" Relating to amending certain acts so as to permit any city located on the Gulf of Mexico, or on any channel, canal, bay or inlet connected with the Gulf of Mexico, to build, acquire, purchase, construct, enlarge, extend, repair, maintain, improve, replace, develop, regulate, operate, lease, mortgage, and encumber their harbors, ports, or navigational facilities in connection therewith or any aids thereto, including but not limited to certain items and things.
SB 242 56-0 (1959) Author: Herring, Charles Relating to repealing certain acts concerning sale of sand and gravel by the City of Austin.
SB 350 56-0 (1959) Author: Fuller, Jep S. Relating to amending certain statutes by changing the maximum rate of pilotage which may be charged for certain ports of this State and so as to include the Port of Galveston, heretofore excepted from the statute.
SB 202 54-0 (1955) Author: Fuller, Jep S. Relating to amending certain Statutes relating to the rate of pilotage on any class of vessels in any port of this State except in the Port of Galveston, for each foot of water which the vessel at the time of piloting draws.
SB 97 53-0 (1953) Author: Strauss, Sr., Gus James Relating to authorizing the School Land Board to lease river beds, channels, islands, beds of salt water, lakes and inlets owned by the state for the production of minerals except gold, silver, platinum, cinnabar, and other metals; providing that the leasing shall be in accordance with the provisions of existing laws pertaining to leasing for oil and gas.
SB 211 53-0 (1953) Author: Phillips, Jimmy Relating to amending certain Statutes relating to the rate of pilotage which may be fixed, and to liability of vessels for pilotage charges.
HB 478 52-0 (1951) Author: Garrett, Warren R. "Gabe" Relating to authorizing cities and towns on the coast of the Gulf of Mexico to purchase, construct, own, maintain, improve, repair, operate, or lease any wharf, pier, pavilion, dock, harbor or boat basin, and such other facilities as may be deemed advisable in connection therewith, including ferries; authorizing such cities and towns to issue negotiable bonds payable from the income to be derived from the operation of the facilities and negotiable bonds to be payable from an ad valorem tax.
SB 125 52-0 (1951) Author: Fuller, Jep S. Relating to amending certain acts relative to the rate of pilotage, on any class of vessels in any port of this State, except the Port of Galveston, for each foot of water which the vessel at the time of piloting draws.
SB 259 52-0 (1951) Author: Kelley, Rogers Relating to authorizing cities and towns on the coast of the Gulf of Mexico to purchase, construct, own, maintain, improve, repair, operate, or lease any wharf, pier, pavilion, dock, harbor or boat basin, and such other facilities as may be deemed advisable in connection therewith, including ferries.
SB 342 52-0 (1951) Author: Bracewell, Jr., Joseph Searcy Relating to authorizing and directing the Commissioner of the General Land Office to lease to George A. Andlauer, his heirs and assigns a spoil bank, known as Red Fish Reef; prescribing the terms and conditions of said lease; providing for the use of the spoil bank, authorizing the encumbrance of the lease; reserving the minerals to the State of Texas; providing for the forfeiture and re-instatement of the lease; providing for the removal of all improvements made thereon.
HB 523 51-0 (1949) Author: Murray, Menton J. Relating to amending a previous Act, to create a lien on domestic vessels for wharfage, dockage, port charges, pilotage, storage, harbor fees, mooring fees, crane hire and all other charges for services, facilities, supplies, materials furnished or labor performed for or on account of any domestic vessel by any Navigation District or Port, deep-water or otherwise, situated within the territorial limits of the State of Texas; providing for the presumed authority of the owner of any vessil to certain named persons; preserving the validity of any provision of this Act not specifically held unconstitutional.
SB 264 51-0 (1949) Author: Kelley, Rogers Relating to amending a previous Act, creating a lien on domestic vessels for wharfage, dockage, etc., by any Navigation District or Port, deep-water or otherwise, within the territorial limits of the State of Texas; preserving the validity of any provisions of this Act not specifically held to be unconstitutional.
HB 863 50-0 (1947) Author: Cannon, Oscar E. Relating to authorizing and providing a method for the Commissioner of the General Land Office to lease to the Port Aransas Yacht Club certain lands on Mustang Island in Nueces County, Texas, constituting a part of what is known as Turtle Cove, and prescribing the terms and conditions of said lease.
HB 878 50-0 (1947) Author: Markle, Donald M. | et. al. Relating to the redemption of revenue bonds by cities.
HB 97 47-0 (1941) Author: Lyle, Jr., John Emmet Relating to authorizing navigation districts to acquire, extend, construct, repair, build, develop, and maintain certain improvements in aid of deep water navigation without taxation; authorizing said districts to borrow money therefor from the Federal Government or any other source.
HB 545 47-0 (1941) Author: Lyle, Jr., John Emmet Relating to the protection of Navigation Districts their properties and facilities and the operation thereof; providing for penalties.
SB 105 47-0 (1941) Author: Moore, Weaver Relating to authorizing certain Navigation Districts to lease any of their lands or facilities to the United States Government, or to any agency thereof, whose activities are connected with the construction, maintenance, operation, and development of the port and its waterways.
SB 117 47-0 (1941) Author: Kelley, Rogers Relating to authorizing navigation districts to acquire, extend, construct, repair, build, develop and maintain certain improvements in aid of deep water navigation without taxation and to borrow money therefor from the federal government or any other source.
SB 158 47-0 (1941) Author: Stone, William E. Relating to permitting the State Highway Department to insure the Galveston-Port Bolivar ferryboats.
HB 952 46-0 (1939) Author: Hartzog, Howard G. | et. al. Relating to the purpose of better conserving the salt water fish and marine resources of the State of Texas by providing certain regulations and restrictions and the use of certain parts of the waters of all artificial and natural passes now or hereafter constructed and maintained by the Game, Fish and Oyster Commission of the State of Texas as fish passes; providing a penalty.
SB 250 46-0 (1939) Author: Kelley, Rogers Relating to authorizing any county, one or more boundaries of which is coincident with any part of the International Boundary between the United States and Mexico, which may have entered into an agreement with the United States to acquire and upon request to convey to the United States land or interest in land desired by the United States in aid of navigation, irrigation, flood control or improvement of water courses, to secure said land or interest therein for ultimate conveyance to the United States.
SB 498 44-0 (1935) Relating to prohibiting the taking, removing and carrying away of sand, marl, shell, gravel, or other material from land located between any seawall and waters edge or from any beach or shore line within one half mile of the end of any seawall for any purpose other than that necessary or incident to navigation or dredging under State or Federal authority; providing a penalty for any violation of the provisions of this Act.
SB 447 42-0 (1931) Author: Parr, Archer "Archie" Relating to authorizing the Game, Fish and Oyster Commission to construct and maintain a channel through Padre Island, Mustang Island and St. Jo. Island, or either or all of said Islands.
SB 612 42-0 (1931) Author: Cousins, Sr., William Roy | et. al. Relating to providing for the granting of certain easements to the United States Government in a portion of the present and former bed of Sabine Lake in and adjacent to the Port Arthur Canal and the Sabine-Neches Canal.
HB 90 41-4 (1930) Author: Pope, Walter Elmer "Uncle Elmer" Relating to the fixing of the shipping district in the area patented by virtue of said Act and providing for determining, defining and fixing the boundary line between the property patented by virtue of said Act and property of private citizens along the shore line of Corpus Christi Bay.
SB 227 40-0 (1927) Author: Holbrook, Thomas Jefferson Relating to authorizing any county in this State upon a vote of two-thirds majority of the resident tax paying voters therein, in addition to all other debts, to issue bonds or warrants, or otherwise lend its credit in an amount not to exceed one-fourth of the assessed valuation of the real property of such county for the purpose of navigation and in aid thereof.
SB 457 40-0 (1927) Author: Holbrook, Thomas Jefferson Relating to authorizing any county in this State upon a vote of two-thirds majority of the resident property tax payers voting thereon, in addition to all other debts, to issue bonds or warrants, or otherwise lend its credit in an amount not to exceed one-fourth of the assessed valuation of the real property of such county for the purpose of navigation and in aid thereof.
HB 146 38-0 (1923) Author: Rogers, James Preston Relating to creating pilot boards in certain navigation districts; empowering such pilot boards to appoint branch pilots, suspend or dismiss branch pilots or deputies, and to adopt rules and regulations for such.
HB 73 37-0 (1921) Author: Rogers, James Preston Relating to authorizing certain cities to operate municipal wharves, etc for the development of commerce to appoint pilot boards; granting such cities jurisdiction over pilotage of boats.
HB 343 37-0 (1921) Author: Rogers, James Preston Relating to the appointment of commissioners of pilot.
HB 141 36-3 (1920) Author: Roemer, Fred J. Relating to aiding the City of Port Lavaca in constructing and maintaining revetments, and improving the harbor; providing a penalty for the misappropriation of funds raised therefor.
SB 50 36-3 (1920) Author: Davidson, Lynch Relating to granting to the City of Houston, Texas all right title and interest to certain lands lying under certain waters for public purposes and for the development of Commerce.
HB 4 36-4 (1920) Author: Hall, James W. | et. al. Relating to authorizing cities of one hundred thousand population, or more, situated along or upon navigable streams in the State of Texas and owning and operating municipal wharves, docks or warehouses, for the development of commerce, to appoint pilot boards for their respective cities, and granting such cities exclusive jurisdiction over the pilotage of boats between the Gulf of Mexico and their respective ports.
SB 8 36-4 (1920) Author: Bledsoe, William Harrison | et. al. Relating to protecting the movement of commerce through the ports of Texas; declaring it to be the policy of the State that ports shall be kept open at all times; prescribing punishment.
SB 9 36-4 (1920) Author: Davidson, Lynch Relating to authorizing certain cities situated upon navigable streams to appoint Pilot Boards.
SB 195 35-0 (1917) Author: Hall, William L. Relating to providing for private corporations for purpose of building dry docks and marine railways.
SB 316 35-0 (1917) Author: Henderson, John Morgan Relating to amending Title 22, Chapter 4, Article 883, authorizing aldermen of Gulf cities to construct harbors.
HB 447 34-0 (1915) Author: Campbell, John W. | et. al. Relating to amending a certain Act relating to the taking of sand, marl and mudshell from streams and within tide-water limits for the purpose of municipal improvements.
SB 417 34-0 (1915) Author: King, Steve M. Relating to amending a certain Statute relating to commissioners of pilots.
SB 298 33-0 (1913) Author: Bailey, Louis Hart Relating to authorizing cities and towns upon navigable streams, and acting under special charters, to extend by ordinance their boundaries so as to include in said cities the navigable stream and the land lying on both sides thereof for a distance of twenty-five hundred feet from the thread of the stream to a distance of twenty miles or less in an air line from the ordinary boundaries of said city either above or below the boundaries of said city or both.
SB 228 26-0 (1899) Relating to ratifying and confirming an ordinance passed by the city council of the city of Galveston on the 4th day of February, 1899, entitled, "An Ordinance abandoning, discontinuing and closing certain streets, avenues and alleys of the city of Galveston, and authorizing and empowering Collis P. Huntington, his heirs or assigns, perpetually to construct and maintain piers on the shores of Galveston Bay within the corporate limits of the city of Galveston upon certain specified conditions," and conditionally relinquishing any claim the State of Texas may have a part of the property therein described.
HB 690 25-0 (1897) Relating to amending an act entitled an act to authorize and permit the Aransas Pass Harbor Company to purchase from the State of Texas, Harbor Island, certain shoal waters and flats in front thereof, and in Red Fish Bay, and to excavate a free channel along and through Turtle Cove, between Corpus Christi Bay and the deep water harbor or channel at or near Aransas Pass, in order to encourage the procuring and maintenance of deep water at Aransas Pass, and prescribing certain conditions attaching to and following with such purchase, passed at the present session, and which became law without the Governor's approval.
SB 206 25-0 (1897) Relating to amending the Revised Civil Statutes of the State of Texas, relating to channel and dock corporations.
SB 248 25-0 (1897) Relating to authorizing and permitting the Aransas Pass Harbor Company to purchase from the State of Texas, Harbor Island, certain shoal waters and flats in front thereof, and in Red Fish Bay, and to excavate a free channel along and through Turtle Cove between Corpus Christi Bay and the deep water harbor or channel at or near Aransas Pass, on the gulf coast of Texas, in order to encourage the procuring and maintenance of deep water at Aransas Pass, and prescribing certain conditions attaching to and following said purchase.
SB 220 24-0 (1895) Relating to authorizing the construction, owning and operating deep water channels and docks.
SB 270 24-0 (1895) Relating to authorizing the Aransas Pass Harbor Company to purchase Harbor Island, on the coast of Texas, in order to encourage the procuring of deep water at Aransas Pass.
HB 171 23-0 (1893) Relating to granting to the Waco Water Power and Electric Company the right to construct and maintain, and by necessary booms or otherwise to protect, and from time to time to raise a dam across the Brazos river, and to purchase, condemn and pay for lands, rights, and other property overflowed or injured thereby or necessary therefor.
SB 346 22-0 (1891) Relating to encouraging the construction and maintenance of deep water harbors, navigable channels, docks, and wharves on the gulf coast within the State of Texas.
SB 116 20-0 (1887) Relating to authorizing the construction, owning, and operating deep water channels and docks.
HB 430 19-0 (1885) Relating to restricting the employment of sailors and crews of foreign vessels from rolling cotton, handling cargo or laboring on the wharves or levees of ports in the State of Texas, beyond the end of the ship-tackle.
HCR 2LRL 19-0 (1885) Relating to requesting Congress to survey and report on the condition of the channel through West Galveston bay and San Luis bay.

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