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Select bill Bill Session Author & Sponsor Caption Committees Last action
HB 1121 85-0 (2017) Author: Springer, Drew Relating to instruction in accessible design in the curriculum for an architecture degree program offered by a public institution of higher education. House: Higher Education Referred to Higher Education
HB 2125 85-0 (2017) Author: Thompson, Ed Relating to the establishment of a program for the collection, transportation, and recycling of architectural paint. House: Environmental Regulation Left pending in committee
HB 2170 85-0 (2017) Author: Kacal, Kyle | et. al. Relating to responsibility for defects in the plans, specifications, or related documents for the construction or repair of an improvement to real property. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HB 2417 85-0 (2017) Author: Frullo, John Relating to the composition of the Texas Historical Commission. House: Culture, Recreation & Tourism Laid on the table subject to call
HB 3021 85-0 (2017) Author: Phelan, Dade | et. al.
Sponsor: Hughes, Bryan
Relating to indemnification and duties of engineers and architects under certain governmental contracts. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective on 9/1/17
HB 3110 85-0 (2017) Author: Longoria, Oscar Relating to certain agreements by architects and engineers in or in connection with certain construction contracts. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Referred to Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
HB 3418 85-0 (2017) Author: Elkins, Gary Relating to municipal zoning affecting places or areas of historical, cultural, or architectural importance and significance. House: Urban Affairs Left pending in committee
SB 763 85-0 (2017) Author: Huffman, Joan
Sponsor: Frullo, John
Relating to the composition of the Texas Historical Commission. House: Culture, Recreation & Tourism
Senate: Natural Resources & Economic Development
Effective on 9/1/17
SB 1953 85-0 (2017) Author: Hughes, Bryan Relating to indemnification and duties of engineers and architects under certain governmental contracts. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
HB 2049 84-0 (2015) Author: Darby, Drew | et. al.
Sponsor: Eltife, Kevin
Relating to indemnification and duties of engineers and architects under certain governmental contracts. House: Licensing & Administrative Procedures
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective on 9/1/15
HB 3688 84-0 (2015) Author: Frank, James Relating to the process for the selection of construction managers-at-risk used by governmental entities. House: Government Transparency & Operation Referred to Government Transparency & Operation
SB 799 84-0 (2015) Author: Eltife, Kevin Relating to indemnification and duties of engineers and architects under certain governmental contracts. Senate: Business & Commerce Left pending in committee
HB 1778 83-0 (2013) Author: Schaefer, Matt Relating to abolishing the regulation of the practice of interior design. House: Licensing & Administrative Procedures Referred to Licensing & Administrative Procedures
HB 1977 83-0 (2013) Author: Kuempel, John | et. al. Relating to construction manager-agents and managers-at-risk used by governmental entities. House: Government Efficiency & Reform Left pending in committee
HB 2923 83-0 (2013) Author: Sheets, Kenneth Relating to the establishment of a program for the collection, transportation, and recycling of architectural paint. House: Environmental Regulation Withdrawn from schedule
SB 1121 83-0 (2013) Author: West, Royce Relating to coverage for certain architectural engineering services under certain insurance policies. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
HB 1465 82-0 (2011) Author: Callegari, Bill Relating to the abolition of the Joint Advisory Committee on the Practice of Engineering and Architecture. House: Licensing & Administrative Procedures Referred to Licensing & Administrative Procedures
HB 2543 82-0 (2011) Author: Smith, Wayne Relating to the licensing and regulation of architecture, engineering, landscape architecture, and land surveying by the Texas Board of Professional Services, the deregulation of interior design, and the abolition of the Texas Board of Professional Engineers, the Texas Board of Architectural Examiners, and the Texas Board of Professional Land Surveyors. House: Licensing & Administrative Procedures Referred to Licensing & Administrative Procedures
HB 2658 82-0 (2011) Author: Lavender, George Relating to architectural barriers standards. House: Government Efficiency & Reform Referred to Government Efficiency & Reform
HB 3676 82-0 (2011) Author: Brown, Fred Relating to procuring contracts for certain professional services by a governmental entity. House: Government Efficiency & Reform Referred to Government Efficiency & Reform
SB 1201 81-0 (2009) Author: Carona, John
Sponsor: Lewis, Tryon
Relating to an affidavit required to be filed in a cause of action against certain licensed or registered professionals. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/09
SB 1523 81-0 (2009) Author: Shapleigh, Eliot Relating to requiring satisfactory completion of a course in the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Green Building Rating System as a requisite for a degree in architecture at certain public institutions of higher education. Senate: Higher Education Referred to Higher Education
SB 2141 81-0 (2009) Author: Wentworth, Jeff
Sponsor: Hughes, Bryan
Relating to the statute of repose for engineers and architects. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: State Affairs
Vetoed by the Governor
HB 1963 80-0 (2007) Author: Solomons, Burt Relating to rules and policies adopted by state agencies regarding engineering or architectural errors or omissions. House: Government Reform Left pending in committee
HB 2060 80-0 (2007) Author: Geren, Charlie
Sponsor: Estes, Craig
Relating to the Texas Board of Architectural Examiners; providing penalties. House: Licensing & Administrative Procedures
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective on 9/1/07
HB 2218 80-0 (2007) Author: Hochberg, Scott
Sponsor: Janek, Kyle | et. al.
Relating to the vesting of architectural control committee authority in certain subdivisions. House: Business & Industry
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Effective on 9/1/07
SB 541 80-0 (2007) Author: West, Royce | et. al.
Sponsor: Miles, Borris
Relating to continuing education in sustainable and energy-efficient design standards for a person registered by the Texas Board of Architectural Examiners. House: Licensing & Administrative Procedures
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective on 9/1/07
SB 924 80-0 (2007) Author: Brimer, Kim
Sponsor: Solomons, Burt
Relating to rules and policies adopted by state agencies regarding engineering or architectural errors or omissions. House: Government Reform
Senate: Government Organization
Effective on 9/1/07
SCR 85 80-0 (2007) Author: Brimer, Kim
Sponsor: Solomons, Burt
Recalling S.B. No. 924 from the governor for further consideration. Signed by the Governor
HB 1573 79-0 (2005) Author: Geren, Charlie
Sponsor: Harris, Chris
Relating to the definition of the practice of architecture and to certificates of merit for design professionals. House: Licensing & Administrative Procedures
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective on 9/1/05
HB 2673 79-0 (2005) Author: Turner, Sylvester Relating to the creation of an alternative procurement procedure for architectural, engineering, or land surveying services by certain governmental entities. House: Government Reform Left pending in committee
SB 1279 79-0 (2005) Author: Armbrister, Kenneth Relating to the registration and regulation of architects, landscape architects, and interior designers. Senate: Business & Commerce Left pending in committee
HB 4 78-0 (2003) Author: Nixon, Joe | et. al.
Sponsor: Ratliff, Bill
Relating to reform of certain procedures and remedies in civil actions. House: Civil Practices
Senate: State Affairs
See remarks for effective date
HB 1526 78-0 (2003) Author: Geren, Charlie
Sponsor: Harris, Chris
Relating to the registration requirements for certain retired architects. House: Licensing & Administrative Procedures
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective immediately
HB 1790 78-0 (2003) Author: Chisum, Warren | et. al. Relating to the continuation and functions of the Texas Board of Architectural Examiners, including functions affecting architects, landscape architects, and interior designers; providing a criminal penalty. House: Licensing & Administrative Procedures Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 3084 78-0 (2003) Author: Puente, Robert Relating to increasing the sustainability of the State's building infrastructure. House: Environmental Regulation Referred to Environmental Regulation
HB 3396 78-0 (2003) Author: Flores, Kino Relating to the requirement of architects and engineers to carry errors and omissions insurance. House: Licensing & Administrative Procedures Referred to Licensing & Admin. Procedures
SB 283 78-0 (2003) Author: Jackson, Mike
Sponsor: Chisum, Warren | et. al.
Relating to the continuation and functions of the Texas Board of Architectural Examiners, including functions affecting architects, landscape architects, and interior designers and to certain building codes; providing a criminal penalty. House: Licensing & Administrative Procedures
Senate: Government Organization
Effective on 9/1/03
HB 1706 77-0 (2001) Author: Farrar, Jessica
Sponsor: Lucio, Jr., Eddie
Relating to the regulation of architecture, landscape architecture, and interior design by the Texas Board of Architectural Examiners. House: Licensing & Administrative Procedures
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective on 9/1/01
HB 2034 77-0 (2001) Author: Bosse, Fred Relating to indemnification provisions concerning registered architects and registered engineers in certain construction contracts. House: Civil Practices Left pending in committee
SB 38 77-0 (2001) Author: Zaffirini, Judith | et. al.
Sponsor: Naishtat, Elliott
Relating to authorizing the conduct of architectural review before the construction or remodeling of certain long-term and other care facilities. House: Human Services
Senate: Health & Human Services
Effective on 9/1/01
SB 561 77-0 (2001) Author: Sibley, David
Sponsor: Bosse, Fred
Relating to indemnification provisions concerning registered architects and licensed engineers in certain construction contracts. House: Civil Practices
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on 9/1/01
HB 1248 76-0 (1999) Author: Farrar, Jessica
Sponsor: Lucio, Jr., Eddie
Relating to the regulation of the practice of architecture, landscape architecture, and interior design; providing administrative penalties. House: Licensing & Administrative Procedures
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/99
HB 1308 76-0 (1999) Author: Goolsby, Tony Relating to the operations, powers, and duties of the State Preservation Board. House: House Administration Left pending in committee
HB 1901 76-0 (1999) Author: Mowery, Anna Relating to the adoption of standards and specifications for eliminating architectural barriers encountered by persons with disabilities. House: Licensing & Administrative Procedures Left pending in committee
HB 3194 76-0 (1999) Author: Moreno, Joe Relating to the law relating to architectural barriers. House: Licensing & Administrative Procedures Considered in Local & Consent Calendars
SB 164 76-0 (1999) Author: Carona, John Relating to the inactive status of, and related fees and taxes applying to, persons licensed to practice or engage in certain occupations and professions. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 494 76-0 (1999) Author: Harris, Chris
Sponsor: Goolsby, Tony | et. al.
Relating to preserving the history and heritage of the state by establishing the Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum and by prescribing certain operations, powers, and duties of the State Preservation Board. House: House Administration
Senate: Administration
Effective immediately
SB 959 76-0 (1999) Author: Barrientos, Gonzalo
Sponsor: Moreno, Joe
Relating to the law relating to architectural barriers. House: Licensing & Administrative Procedures
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/99
SB 1147 76-0 (1999) Author: Wentworth, Jeff Relating to the establishment of an inactive status for registered architects. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 615 69-0 (1985) Author: Riley, Randall Relating to the regulation of architects; providing penalties. House: Business & Commerce Rules suspended
SB 273 69-0 (1985) Author: Sharp, John
Sponsor: Riley, Randall
Relating to the regulation of architects; providing for fees and penalties. House: Business & Commerce
Senate: Economic Development
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HB 64 68-0 (1983) Author: Smith, Carlyle
Sponsor: Mauzy, Oscar
Relating to the fee for an examination for a license to practice architecture. House: Business & Commerce
Senate: Economic Development
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SB 551 66-0 (1979) Author: Doggett, Lloyd
Sponsor: Lalor, Lance
Relating to the licensing and regulation of architects and landscape architects; making provision for the membership, terms, powers, and duties of the Texas Board of Architectural Examiners and the qualifications of candidates for certification; consolidating the Texas State Board of Landscape Architects and the Texas Board of Architectural Examiners; making conforming amendments as to funds and property; continuing application of the Texas Sunset Act; providing for fees and penalties. House: Government Organization
Senate: Natural Resources
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HB 808 65-0 (1977) Author: Barrientos, Gonzalo Relating to accessiblity of polling places to elderly and physically handicapped persons. House: Elections Coauthor authorized
SB 1174 65-0 (1977) Author: Hance, Kent
Sponsor: Laney, James
Relating to the dates for registration and payment of fees to the Texas Board of Architectural Examiners. House: State Affairs
Senate: State Affairs
Notice given- 1 hour to suspend rules to consider
HB 432 64-0 (1975) Author: Geiger, Richard S.
Sponsor: Harris, O.H.
Relating to the registration and regulation of architects. House: Business & Industry
Senate: Human Resources
Conference committee requested
HB 1098 64-0 (1975) Author: Bryant, John W. Relating to the date when a registered architect may be subject to having his or her certificate to practice architecture in this state revoked. House: State Affairs Reported from committee favorably without amendments
HB 1132 64-0 (1975) Author: Uher, D.R. Relating to the regulation of the practice of building design and to the creation of the board of building designers. House: State Affairs Referred to Committee on State Affairs
SB 583 64-0 (1975) Author: Clower, Ron
Sponsor: Bryant, John W.
Relating to the date on which an unrenewed certificate to practice architecture may be revoked. House: State Affairs
Senate: State Affairs
Effective immediately
SB 784 64-0 (1975) Author: Harris, O.H. Relating to the registration and regulation of architects. Senate: State Affairs Motion to suspend rules lost
HB 1204 63-0 (1973) Author: Cavness, Don
Sponsor: Wolff, Nelson
Relating to the regulation and registration of architects. House: State Affairs
Senate: State Affairs
Signed by the Governor
HB 1620 63-0 (1973) Author: Williams, Lindon Relating to the regulation and registration of Building Designers and relating to the regulation and registration of architects; and declaring an emergency. House: State Affairs Considered in public hearing
HB 797 62-0 (1971) Author: Lemmon, Ray
Sponsor: Herring, Charles
Relating to increasing examination and licensing fees for certified public accountants.
HB 1352 62-0 (1971) Author: Wieting, Leroy J.
Sponsor: Brooks, Chet
Relating to providing in which practicing architects who were practicing on May 22, 1937, may register and receive a certificate without examination.
HB 108 61-0 (1969) Author: Traeger, John Relating to creating a time limitation within which actions must be brought against any registered or licensed engineer or architect in this state performing or furnishing design, planning or inspection of construction of any structure or improvement thereon.
HB 761 61-0 (1969) Author: Ogg, Jack Relating to certain covenants of indemnification in contracts of agreements pertaining to construction, alteration, maintenance, or repair of certain improvements to or on real property.
HB 449 60-0 (1967) Author: Price, William Rayford Relating to creating a time limitation within which actions must be brought against architects, engineers and others performing or furnishing design, planning, inspection or construction of any structure or improvement thereon; exempting owners, tenants or persons in possession.
SB 318 60-0 (1967) Author: Brooks, Chet Relating to amending and reenacting certain acts so as to provide an additional period in which practicing architects who were practicing on May 22, 1937, may register and receive a certificate without examination.
HB 787 59-0 (1965) Author: Eckhardt, Robert Christian "Bob" Relating to providing an additional period in which practicing architects who were practicing on May 22, 1937, may register and receive a certificate without examination.
HB 788 58-0 (1963) Author: Miller, William H. Relating to providing that an additional period in which practicing architects who were practicing on May 22, 1937, may register and receive a certificate without examination.
HB 954 57-0 (1961) Author: Eckhardt, Robert Christian "Bob" Relating to amending a certain Act providing an additional period in which practicing architects who were practicing on May 22, 1937, may register and receive a certificate without examination.
HB 564 54-0 (1955) Author: King, Tom E. Relating to amending and revising the Laws of Texas relating to Architects and the Practice of Architecture.
SB 248 54-0 (1955) Author: Bracewell, Jr., Joseph Searcy | et. al. Relating to amending and revising the Laws of Texas relating to Architects and the Practice of Architecture.
SB 263 54-0 (1955) Author: Bracewell, Jr., Joseph Searcy | et. al. Relating to amending certain Acts relating to architects and the practice of Architecture.
HB 556 52-0 (1951) Author: Kazen, Jr., Abraham "Chick" Relating to amending certain acts so as to remove the necessity of the Secretary of State to maintain a Register of Architects.
SB 377 52-0 (1951) Author: Bell, John Junior Relating to amending certain Acts regulating the practice of architecture, so as to reorganize and increase the efficiency of the Board of Architectural Examiners and more effectively regulate the practice of architecture in the public interest by providing a six (6) member Board and changing the name of said Board to Texas Board of Architectural Examiners.
SB 153 51-0 (1949) Author: Harris, Fred R. "Red" Relating to amending certain Act dealing the practice of architecture so as to more accurately define the practice of Architecture, and to more accurately describe violations thereof and more equitably prescribe the penalties for violations thereof and more equitably prescribe the penalties for violations of any provision of said Act.
HB 269 50-0 (1947) Author: Bean, Woodrow Wilson | et. al. Relating to amending and re-enacting a previous Act, so that an additional period is provided in which practicing Architects who were practicing on May 22, 1937, may register and receive a certificate without examination.
HB 554 50-0 (1947) Author: Heflin, James McDonald Relating to amending a certain Chapter relative to the practice of Architecture, so as to more accurately define the practice of Architecture, and to more accurately describe violations thereof and more equitably prescribe the penalties for violations of any provision of such Chapter; eliminating certain exceptions.
SB 53 49-0 (1945) Author: Sulak, Louis J. Relating to providing that any person of good moral character who, on May 22, 1937, had been engaged in the practice of architecture in this State as his or her vocation for a period of at least six (6) months prior to said date and and who failed to contain a registration certificate, may have thirty (30) days from the date upon which this Act goes into effect in which to file with the Board of Architectural Examiners the affidavit and pay the fee of Twenty-five ($25.00) Dollars in order to obtain a certificate authorizing such person to practice Architecture in the State of Texas, as provided in said Act, and further amending said Act.
HB 316 48-0 (1943) Author: Goodman, James H. | et. al. Relating to amending certain Acts so as to provide that a registered architect who has entered service in the United States Army, Navy, Marine Corps, or Coast Guard subsequent to October 1, 1940, and who was at the time of his entry into said service or is now in good standing as a registered architect, shall have his name continued on the list of registered architects and shall be exempt from the payment of any further license fee during his service, as aforesaid, and until honorably discharged, and when honorably discharged from the service shall be exempt from the payment of such fee for the then current fiscal year.
SB 215 48-0 (1943) Author: Lemens, Vernon Relating to amending certain Acts so as to provide that a registered architect who has entered service in the United States Army, Navy, Marine Corps, or Coast Guard subsequent to October 1st, 1940 and who was at the time of his entry into said service or is now in good standing as a registered architect, shall have his name continued on the list of registered architects and shall be exempt from the payment of any further license fee during his service, as aforesaid, and until honorably discharged, and when honorably discharged from the service he shall be exempt from payment of such fee for the then current fiscal year.
SB 218 48-0 (1943) Author: Sulak, Louis J. Relating to providing that any person of good moral character who, on May 22, 1937, had been engaged in the practice of architecture in this state as his or her principal vocation for a period of at least six (6) months prior to said date, and who failed to obtain a registration certificate may have thirty (30) days from the date upon which this Act goes into effect in which to file with the Board of Architectural Examiners the affidavit and pay the fee of Twenty-five ($25.00) Dollars in order to obtain a certificate authorizing such person to practice architecture in the State of Texas.
HB 630 47-0 (1941) Author: Carrington, Joe C. Relating to amending certain Act by providing that certain public buildings may be constructed only when plans have been prepared by, and the construction is supervised by a registered architect; providing for penalties; providing certain exemptions.
SB 122 47-0 (1941) Author: Sulak, Louis J. Relating to extending by thirty (30) days the time wherein architects may obtain a registration certificate to practice their profession in Texas.
SB 247 47-0 (1941) Author: Brownlee, J. Houghton Relating to amending certain Article providing that certain public buildings may be constructed only when plans have been prepared by, and the construction supervised by a registered architect; providing penalties.
HB 422 46-0 (1939) Author: Isaacks, Samuel Jackson "Sam" Relating to providing that any person of good moral character who, on May 22, 1937, had been engaged in the practice of architecture in this State for a period for at least of six months prior to said date and who failed to obtain a registration certificate may have thirty (30) days from the date upon which to file with the Board of Architectural Examiners in order to obtain a certificate authorizing such person to practice Architecture in the State of Texas.
HB 144 45-0 (1937) Relating to correcting malpractice in the building construction industry by safeguarding the public against the irresponsible practice of the profession of architecture.
SB 79 37-0 (1921) Author: Dudley, Richard M. Relating to the examination and certification of professional engineers and architects.
HB 170 35-0 (1917) Author: Tillotson, Leonard E. | et. al. Relating to creating a State Board of Examiners of Architects; providing for the examination of applicants for certificates as registered architects; fixing penalties.
SB 69 35-0 (1917) Author: McNealus, James Clayton Relating to the creation of a State Board of Examiners of Architects; prohibiting any one from representing himself as an architect in this state unless so certified by said Board, fixing a penalty.
HB 457 34-0 (1915) Author: Haney, Edgar Pierce Relating to creating a State Board of Examiners of Architects.
SB 249 34-0 (1915) Author: McNealus, James Clayton Relating to creating a State Board of Examiners of Architects.
HB 533 33-0 (1913) Author: Burges, Richard Fenner Relating to providing for the appointment of a state architect; to prescribe his powers and duties; to provide for the employment of architects for state buildings, and for the preparation of a State Building Code.

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