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71st 6th Called Session

June 4, 1990 - June 7, 1990


Governor: William P. Clements -  Vetoes

Lieutenant Governor: William Pettus Hobby, Jr.

Speaker of the House: Gib Lewis 

Special Session Topics


  • Appropriating money to the Texas Department of Human Services, the Texas Department of Health and the Texas Department of Mental Health and Mental Retardation [Fri Jun 1, 1990]
  • Establish and make suitable provision for the support and maintenance of an efficient system of public free schools [Fri Jun 1, 1990]
  • Proposing a constitutional amendment relating to the procedures for filling vacancies in certain state and district offices [Fri Jun 1, 1990]
  • Amendments to the Texas Racing Act (Article 179e, Vernon's Texas Civil Statutes) [Mon Jun 4, 1990]
  • Use of a caterer's permit in a marine park and to retail licenses at other certain entertainment facilities [Mon Jun 4, 1990]
  • Authorizing a religious organization to file a late application for an exemption from ad valorem taxation [Tue Jun 5, 1990]
  • Operation and funding of the Public Utility Commission of Texas [Tue Jun 5, 1990]
  • Personal liability of certain governmental officers and employees [Tue Jun 5, 1990]
  • Administration of medications by nursing students and medication aide trainees to residents of nursing and convalescent institutions and patients of home health agencies; making an appropriation [Wed Jun 6, 1990]
  • Aid to school districts for acquisition, construction, renovation or improvement of certain instructional facilities or capital assets; making an appropriation [Wed Jun 6, 1990]
  • Allocation of funds by the Texas Water Development Board for the Sulphur River Basin Authority [Wed Jun 6, 1990]
  • Annexation of land to the exclusion of land from the Brazosport Water Authority [Wed Jun 6, 1990]
  • Authority of a county road district to refinance road district bonds by issuing alternative refunding bonds or certificates of assessment [Wed Jun 6, 1990]
  • Composition and terms of the board of directors of the Texas High-Speed Rail Authority [Wed Jun 6, 1990]
  • Conforming Chapters 361 and 363, Health and Safety Code (the Solid Waste Disposal Act and the Comprehensive Municipal Solid Waste Management, Resource Recovery, and Conservation Act), to certain enactments of the 71st Legislature, Regular Session, 1989, and to making certain corrective and other conforming amendments to the Health and Safety Code [Wed Jun 6, 1990]
  • County Court at Law of Nacogdoches County [Wed Jun 6, 1990]
  • Creation, administration, powers, duties, operation, and financing of the Williamson-Travis Counties Water Control and Improvement District No. 1 [Wed Jun 6, 1990]
  • Definition of pen-reared birds and depredating animals [Wed Jun 6, 1990]
  • Dissolution of the Concho County Water Control and Improvement District No. 1 [Wed Jun 6, 1990]
  • Duties of the office of the district attorney of the 110th Judicial District [Wed Jun 6, 1990]
  • Elimination of duplicate citations in certain enacted codes [Wed Jun 6, 1990]
  • Emergency appropriations to the institutional division of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice for projects related to corrections institutions and the use of previously appropriated funds for those projects [Wed Jun 6, 1990]
  • Employer's chargeback liability for unemployment compensation benefits based on separations from employment caused by certain natural disasters [Wed Jun 6, 1990]
  • Engineering and science recruitment fund [Wed Jun 6, 1990]
  • Establishing the Indigent Inmate Defense Program and to transferring appropriations related to the representations of indigent inmates [Wed Jun 6, 1990]
  • Exemption for full-service gasoline stations during certain times from the requirement to provide refueling service to disabled persons [Wed Jun 6, 1990]
  • Imposition of court costs in certain criminal cases for the funding of the crime stoppers assistance account; making an appropriation [Wed Jun 6, 1990]
  • Operation on highways of certain farm vehicles transporting hazardous material [Wed Jun 6, 1990]
  • Operation on highways of vehicles transporting seed cotton modules [Wed Jun 6, 1990]
  • Procedure by which a county may sell real property [Wed Jun 6, 1990]
  • Procedures for adding territory to certain rapid transit authorities [Wed Jun 6, 1990]
  • Proposing constitutional amendments adjusting the per diem of the lieutenant governor and members of the legislature [Wed Jun 6, 1990]
  • Relating to the power of a commissioners court in a county of 2.39 million or more population to set an optional motor vehicle registration fee not to exceed $10 [Wed Jun 6, 1990]
  • Relating to the powers of the Gulf Coast Waste Disposal Authority [Wed Jun 6, 1990]
  • Student health services building fee at the University of Texas at Austin [Wed Jun 6, 1990]
  • Technical corrections to HB 2335, 71st Regular Session [Wed Jun 6, 1990]
  • Tuition and fee payments at certain institutions of higher education [Wed Jun 6, 1990]


The House Journal and Senate Journal for the 71st 6th Called Session are available from the Legislative Reference Library.

House Rules (71st R.S.)
Senate Rules (71st R.S.)
Senate Rules (71st 4th C.S.)

Bill statistics for the 71st Legislature, 6th Called Session

Filed 88 27 5 89 68 3 2 61 156 343
Passed 12 23 0 88 22 2 0 60 34 207
Vetoed 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1