Interactive: Special Sessions, 1971 to Now

On Wednesday, Gov. Rick Perry called the 11th special session of his career, less than 24 hours after his 10th called session came to a close. History has shown that Perry will not hesitate to call lawmakers back into special session if there is something he feels needs to be addressed. He hasn't shied away from adding subjects to the call for lawmakers to work on, either.

Perry entered office in 2000 on the heels of a long drought of legislative session special sessions — six regular sessions without a special. The first special session Perry convened was in 2003 and was the first one the state had seen since Gov. Ann Richards convened one in 1991.

Use the interactive below to view all of the special legislative sessions that have been called since 1971, and to see what issues each governor ordered lawmakers to address.

83rd Legislative Session

2nd C.S.

Gov. Rick Perry

Began on July 1, 2013
Ended on N/A
Lasted N/A days

Reason(s) for Call
Date Added Call Text
6/26/2013 Consider legislation relating to the regulation of abortion procedures, providers and facilities.
6/26/2013 Consider legislation relating to the funding of transportation infrastructure projects.
6/26/2013 Consider legislation relating to establishing a mandatory sentence of life with parole for a capital felony committed by a 17-year-old offender.

83rd Legislative Session

1st C.S.

Gov. Rick Perry

Began on May 27, 2013
Ended on June 25, 2013
Lasted 30 days

Reason(s) for Call
Date Added Call Text
5/27/2013 Consider legislation which ratifies and adopts the interim redistricting plans ordered by the federal district court as the permanent plans for districts used to elect members of the Texas House of Representatives, Texas Senate and United States House of Representatives.
6/10/2013 Consider legislation relating to the funding of transportation infrastructure projects.
6/11/2013 Consider legislation relating to establishing a mandatory sentence of life with parole for a capital felony committed by a 17-year-old offender.
6/11/2013 Consider legislation relating to the regulation of abortion procedures, providers, and facilities.

82nd Legislative Session

1st C.S.

Gov. Rick Perry

Began on May 31, 2011
Ended on Jun 29, 2011
Lasted 30 days

Reason(s) for Call
Date Added Call Text
5/30/2011 Consider legislation related to health care cost containment, access to services through managed care, and the creation of economic and structural incentives to improve the quality for Medicaid services.
5/30/2011 Consider legislation relating to fiscal matters necessary for the implementation of House Bill No. 1 as passed by the 82nd Legislature, Regular Session, including measures that will allow school districts to operate more efficiently.
5/31/2011 Consider legislation related to congressional redistricting.
6/3/2011 Consider the operation of the Texas Windstorm Insurance Association.
6/7/2011 Consider use of the federal Secure Communities Program by law enforcement agencies, the issuance of driver's licenses and personal identification certificates, and the abolishment of sanctuary cities in Texas.
6/20/2011 Consider legislation related to prosecution and punishment for the offense of official oppression of persons seeking access to public buildings and transportation.

81st Legislative Session

1st C.S.

Gov. Rick Perry

Began on Jul 1, 2009
Ended on Jul 2, 2009
Lasted 2 days

Reason(s) for Call
Date Added Call Text
6/25/2009 Consider legislation relating to the date on which the authority of the Texas Department of Transportation and a regional mobility authority to enter into a comprehensive development agreement expires.
6/25/2009 Consider legislation relating to the issuance by the Texas Transportation Commission, pursuant to Article III, Section 49-p, of the Texas Constitution, of general obligation bonds for highway improvement projects, and to the creation, administration, financing and use of a Texas Transportation Revolving Fund to provide financial assistance for transportation projects.
6/25/2009 Consider legislation that provides for extending the existence of several state agencies that were subject to sunset review by the 81st Legislature and will be abolished without legislative action under the state's Sunset Act, that changes the review schedule for certain state agencies to balance the workload of the Sunset Advisory Commission.

79th Legislative Session

1st C.S.

Gov. Rick Perry

Began on Jun 21, 2005
Ended on Jul 20, 2005
Lasted 30 days

Reason(s) for Call
Date Added Call Text
6/18/2005 Address educator compensation, benefits and certification.
6/18/2005 Charter school funding and reform.
6/18/2005 Establish indicators of college readiness and higher levels of student achievement in the public school accountability system.
6/18/2005 Fund textbooks and create the instructional materials allotment for public schools.
6/18/2005 Funding for the public school finance system and the continuation of the Texas Education Agency.
6/18/2005 Increased accountability and intervention for schools failing to meet state standards.
6/18/2005 Local property tax rate compression and voter approval of local property tax rates.
6/18/2005 Modifications to the recapture provisions of the public school finance system.
6/18/2005 Performance-based incentives to educators and schools that attain higher levels of student achievement.
6/18/2005 Provide for November elections for public school boards of trustees.
6/18/2005 Provide for public school financial accountability and increase transparency in school district financial reporting.
6/18/2005 Providing for end-of-course examinations to be used in public schools.
6/21/2005 Limitation of ad valorem tax rates of certain taxing units.
6/27/2005 Legislation and a constitutional amendment to increase the homestead ad valorem tax exemption.
6/27/2005 Legislation to provide ad valorem tax relief and protect taxpayers.
7/8/2005 Limiting the use of eminent domain to take private property for private parties or economic development purposes.
7/11/2005 Authorization, issuance, and funding of tuition revenue bonds.
7/11/2005 Increase the compensation of judges, including salary and retirement benefits.
7/12/2005 Competition in the telecommunications market.
7/12/2005 Issuance of state-issued certificate of franchise authority for cable and video services.
7/12/2005 Provision of broadband over powerlines.
7/12/2005 State of Texas' goal for renewable energy.

79th Legislative Session

2nd C.S.

Gov. Rick Perry

Began on Jul 21, 2005
Ended on Aug 19, 2005
Lasted 30 days

Reason(s) for Call
Date Added Call Text
7/20/2005 Increase the homestead ad valorem tax exemption.
7/20/2005 Limiting the ad valorem tax appraisals and rates of certain taxing units.
7/20/2005 Providing ad valorem tax relief and protecting taxpayers.
7/21/2005 Address educator compensation, benefits and certification.
7/21/2005 Charter school funding and reform.
7/21/2005 Funding for the public school finance system and the continuation of the Texas Education Agency.
7/21/2005 Further competition in the telecommunications market.
7/21/2005 Increase the compensation of judges, including salary and retirement benefits.
7/21/2005 Increased accountability and intervention for schools failing to meet state standards.
7/21/2005 Issuance of state-issued certificates of franchise authority for cable and video services.
7/21/2005 Legislation providing for end-of-course examinations to be usedin public schools.
7/21/2005 Legislation related to the provision of broadband over powerlines.
7/21/2005 Legislation that establishes indicators of college readiness and higher levels of student achievement in the public school accountability system.
7/21/2005 Legislation that funds textbooks and creates the instructional materials allotment for public schools.
7/21/2005 Local property tax rate compression and voter approval of local property tax rates.
7/21/2005 Modifications to the recapture provisions of the public school finance system.
7/21/2005 November elections for public school boards of trustees.
7/21/2005 Providing for performance-based incentives to educators and schools that attain higher levels of student achievement.
7/21/2005 Providing for public school financial accountability and increasing transparency in school district financial reportin.
7/21/2005 The authorization, issuance and funding of tuition revenue bonds.
8/9/2005 Limiting the use of eminent domain to take private property for private parties or economic development purposes.

79th Legislative Session

3rd C.S.

Gov. Rick Perry

Began on Apr 17, 2006
Ended on May 16, 2006
Lasted 30 days

Reason(s) for Call
Date Added Call Text
4/17/2006 To consider legislation that provides for an appropriation to the Texas Education Agency.
4/17/2006 To consider legislation that provides for modification of the franchise tax.
4/17/2006 To consider legislation that provides for modification of the motor vehicle sales and use tax.
4/17/2006 To consider legislation that provides for modification of the tax on tobacco products.
4/17/2006 To consider legislation that provides for school district property tax relief.
5/11/2006 Legislation providing for an appropriation to the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board to fund debt service on revenue bonds or other obligations on capital projects at public institutions of higher education.
5/11/2006 Legislation providing for the issuance of revenue bonds or other obligations to fund capital projects at public institutions of higher education.
5/11/2006 Legislation relating to relating to appropriations to pay for damages and disruptions suffered by Lamar University and its related institutions caused by Hurricanes Katrina and Rita.
5/11/2006 Legislation relating to the recovery and securitization of reasonable and necessary hurricane reconstruction costs incurred by certain electric utilities outside of the Electric Reliability Council of Texas area.
5/12/2006 Legislation permitting the railroad commission to acquire title to carbon dioxide captured by a clean coal project that meets the FutureGen project profile including the transfer costs, liability issues, and sale of carbon dioxide for beneficial use.
5/12/2006 Legislation preserving the dignity and respect of funeral services by prohibiting certain disruptive behavior.
5/12/2006 Legislation transferring the administration of the Irma Rangel School of Pharmacy from Texas A&M University - Kingsville to the Texas A&M University System Health Science Center.

78th Legislative Session

1st C.S.

Gov. Rick Perry

Began on Jun 30, 2003
Ended on Jul 28, 2003
Lasted 29 days

Reason(s) for Call
Date Added Call Text
6/23/2003 For the purpose of considering congressional redistricting.
7/1/2003 Appropriating fees established by legislation during the regular session that remain unappropriated.
7/1/2003 Creating a study on private prisons.
7/1/2003 Designating the Texas Department of Public Safety as the agency to establish school bus safety standards.
7/1/2003 Directing the Texas Coordinating Board for Higher Education to review the organization and operation of each university system office.
7/1/2003 Modifying the Governor’s budget authority.
7/1/2003 Modifying the organizational pattern of the Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles.
7/1/2003 Modifying the scope and function of the State Office of Risk Management.
7/1/2003 Permitting the Governor to designate the presiding officers for executive branch agencies.
7/1/2003 Permitting the Legislative Budget Board to meet by teleconference.
7/1/2003 Permitting the reorganization of legislative support agencies and offices.
7/1/2003 Relating to a modification in the qualifications for membership on the Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission.
7/1/2003 Relating to a modification in the qualifications for membership on the Texas Veterans Commission.
7/1/2003 Relating to a modification in the qualifications for the Commissioner of Insurance.
7/1/2003 Relating to a reconstitution of the membership of the Texas Building and Procurement Commission.
7/1/2003 Relating to a transfer in the oversight of Regional Planning Commissions to the State Auditor’s Office.
7/1/2003 Relating to civil claims involving exposure to asbestos.
7/1/2003 Relating to corrections to HB 3588 from the just completed regular session concerning transportation and trauma issues.
7/1/2003 Relating to legislative and executive branch working papers on the budget.
7/1/2003 Relating to the abandonment of proceeds on demutualization.
7/1/2003 Relating to the abolition of the Office of State-Federal Relations and transferring its functions to the Governor’s Office.
7/1/2003 Relating to the abolition of the State Aircraft Pooling Board.
7/1/2003 Relating to the abolition of the Texas Commission on Private Security.
7/1/2003 Relating to the procedures followed in condemnation proceeding in a county civil court at law in Harris County.
7/1/2003 Streamlining the environmental permitting and regulation process in Texas for competitiveness with other states.
7/1/2003 To provide for one uniform day for canvassing elections for the general election for state and county officers and for all other local elections.
7/1/2003 To provide one uniform deadline for receiving late ballots for all elections and one uniform time period for the ballot board to convene to count late mail ballots.
7/1/2003 To re-establish the first Saturday in May as the May uniform election date.
7/1/2003 To re-establish the runoff primary election date to the second Tuesday in April.
7/10/2003 Relating to making an appropriation for the purpose of returning to a fund outside of the state treasury cash that was transferred from the fund to the general revenue fund

78th Legislative Session

2nd C.S.

Gov. Rick Perry

Began on Jul 28, 2003
Ended on Aug 26, 2003
Lasted 30 days

Reason(s) for Call
Date Added Call Text
7/28/2003 For the purpose of considering congressional redistricting.
7/28/2003 Relating to state fiscal management, including adjustments to certain school district fiscal matters made necessary by recent changes in state fiscal management; making related appropriations.
7/28/2003 Relating to the dates of certain elections, the procedures for canvassing the ballots for an election, and the counting of certain ballots voted by mail.
7/28/2003 Relating to the financing, construction, improvement, maintenance, and operation of toll facilities by the Texas Department of Transportation and the disposition of money generated by the driver responsibility program, fines imposed for certain offenses, and certain fees collected by the Department of Public Safety of the State of Texas; making an appropriation.
7/28/2003 Relating to the reorganization of, efficiency in, and other reform measures applying to state government.

78th Legislative Session

3rd C.S.

Gov. Rick Perry

Began on Sep 15, 2003
Ended on Oct 12, 2003
Lasted 28 days

Reason(s) for Call
Date Added Call Text
9/9/2003 Appropriating fees established by legislation from the 78th Regular Session of the Texas Legislature that remain unappropriated. This matter shall be strictly construed to only include fees that were established during that session of the legislature.
9/9/2003 Modifying the filing period and related election dates for the primary elections in Texas
9/9/2003 Relating to congressional redistricting
9/9/2003 Relating to making an appropriation for the purpose of returning to a fund outside of the state treasury cash that was transferred from the fund to the general revenue fund
9/9/2003 Relating to state fiscal management, including adjustments to certain school district fiscal matters made necessary by recent changes in state fiscal management; making related appropriations
9/9/2003 Relating to the dates of certain elections, the procedures for canvassing the ballots for an election, and the counting of certain ballots voted by mail
9/9/2003 Relating to the financing, construction, improvement, maintenance, and operation of toll facilities by the Texas Department of Transportation and the disposition of money generated by the driver responsibility program, fines imposed for certain traffic offenses, and certain fees collected by the Department of Public Safety of the State of Texas; making an appropriation
9/9/2003 Relating to the reorganization of, efficiency in, and other reform measures applying to state government
9/15/2003 Restructuring the membership of the electric utility legislative oversight committee
10/10/2003 The subject as contained in the conference committee report for House Bill No. 1 relating to the dates of certain elections, the procedures for canvassing the ballots for an election, and the counting of certain ballots voted by mail, as reported from conference committee on Thursday, October 9, 2003.
10/10/2003 The subject as contained in the conference committee report for House Bill No. 24 relating to appropriating the fees relating to the licensing and regulation of certain electricians collected by the Texas Department of Licensing ahd Regulation or the Texas Commission of Licensing and Regulation under House Bill No. 1487, Acts of the 78th Legislature, Regular Session, 2003, as the conference committee report for H.B. No. 24 was reported from conference committee on Thursday, October 9, 2003.
10/10/2003 The subject as contained in the conference committee report for House Bill No. 28 relating to state fiscal management, inlcuding various matters related to increasing administrative efficiency in state government, making related appropriations, as reported from conference committee on Thrusday, October 9, 2003.
10/10/2003 The subject as contained in the conference committee report for House Bill No. 3 relating to the composition of the districts for the election of members of the United States House of Representatives from the State of Texas, as reported from the conference committee on Thursday, October 9, 2003.
10/10/2003 The subject as contained in the conference committee report from House Bill No. 7 relating to the organization, board membership, and functions of certain governmental agencies and to the transfer of certain functions to other governmental agencies, as reported from conference committee on Thursday, October 9, 2003.

78th Legislative Session

4th C.S.

Gov. Rick Perry

Began on Apr 20, 2004
Ended on May 17, 2004
Lasted 28 days

Reason(s) for Call
Date Added Call Text
4/15/2004 Authorizing and allowing the placement and licensing of video lottery terminals at licensed racetracks and certain Indian reservations, providing that the revenue derived from such activity is dedicated to the Educational Excellence Fund, providing that the racetracks and tribes sign a contract with the state
4/15/2004 Closing loopholes in the franchise tax and dedicating the revenue from closing the loopholes to the Educational Excellence Fund and for school property tax relief for taxpayers
4/15/2004 Creating an Educational Excellence Fund to provide incentive funding, funding to maintain and enhance equity, and greater funding to address the needs of students with limited English proficiency
4/15/2004 Education reforms and property tax reduction proposals that benefit the school children and property tax payers of Texas
4/15/2004 Privatizing the collection of delinquent taxes
4/15/2004 Providing a cap on the growth in the appraisal values of homesteads for property tax purposes
4/15/2004 Providing a cap that is indexed to population and inflation on all property tax revenues received by local governments
4/15/2004 Providing for a reasonable tax and fees on certain adult entertainment venues
4/15/2004 Providing for an acceleration in the collection of tax revenues
4/15/2004 Providing for an increase in cigarette and tobacco product taxes and fees dedicating the revenue derived from the increase to the Educational Excellence Fund and for school property tax relief for taxpayers
4/15/2004 Providing for modifications to the recapture provisions of the school finance system, including but not limited to a constitutional amendment that links residential and non-residential tax rates at a lower level than provided by current law, providing for local enrichment
4/15/2004 Providing for performance based incentives to schools that attain higher levels of achievement
4/15/2004 Providing reform of the property tax appraisal process, including having elected officials approve certification rolls, and requiring mandatory sales price disclosure of real property
4/15/2004 Reducing fraud in the sale of automobiles

72nd Legislative Session

1st C.S.

Gov. Ann W. Richards

Began on Jul 15, 1991
Ended on Aug 13, 1991
Lasted 30 days

Reason(s) for Call
Date Added Call Text
7/3/1991 Organizational and budgetary efficiency in state government, including legislation providing for consolidation of state agencies, reorganization of state programs, and reductions in the cost of government
8/1/1991 Appropriations for the operation of state government for the 1992-93 biennium
8/1/1991 Authorization and operation of a state lottery
8/1/1991 Redistricting of the members of the House of Representatives of the Congress of the United States
8/1/1991 Redistricting of the State Board of Education
8/5/1991 Raising of revenue for the operation of state government
8/6/1991 Bonds and tax incentives for the possible location of a significant new aircraft manufacturing facility in Texas
8/8/1991 Powers and duties of the State Preservation Board and the regulation of behavior of individuals in the Capitol or on the Capitol grounds
8/12/1991 Regulation of the sale of alcoholic beverages in municipalities
8/13/1991 Revocation of drivers' licenses through an administrative process

72nd Legislative Session

2nd C.S.

Gov. Ann W. Richards

Began on Aug 19, 1991
Ended on Aug 25, 1991
Lasted 7 days

Reason(s) for Call
Date Added Call Text
8/14/1991 Reapportionment of the districts of the members of the House of Representatives of the United States Congress
8/14/1991 Reapportionment of the districts of the members of the State Board of Education
8/19/1991 Amended or supplemental designation of premises located on or adjacent to an area described in Section 251.74(b)(1) of the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Code on which alcoholic beverages may be sold, and the validity of local zoning regulations which affect a permittee's right to sell alcoholic beverages in municipalities
8/19/1991 Continuation of and the modification of the duties and operation of the State Purchasing and General Services Commission and the Department of Information Resources
8/19/1991 Issuance of general obligation bonds for criminal justice facilities, for an appropriation to the Texas Department of Criminal Justice, and for procedures for alleviating inmate overcrowding in state criminal justice facilities and county jails
8/19/1991 Reorganization of the Department of Commerce and the administration, operation, and continuation of various economic development programs, including providing for bonds and tax incentives for the possible location of a significant new aircraft manufacturing facility in Texas
8/19/1991 Revocation of drivers' licenses through an administrative process
8/20/1991 Creation, dissolution, powers, duties, procedures, and operation of agencies of state government responsible for the acquisition, maintenance, and regulation of the use and acquisition of property and services, including personnel, for the operation of state government
8/22/1991 Appropriation and use of the proceeds of state general obligation bonds that have previously been approved by the voters to the Texas Department of Mental Health and Mental Retardation and the Texas Youth Commission and the issuance of these bonds by the Texas Public Finance Authority
8/22/1991 Issuance of general obligation bonds by the Higher Education Coordinating Board and the use of the proceeds of those bonds.
8/22/1991 Merger of the staff, functions, property, and appropriations of the State Property Tax Board into the Comptroller's Office
8/22/1991 Regulation and conduct of the business of insurance, the State Board of Insurance, and any successor agency
8/22/1991 Temporary prohibition of the drilling of certain artesian water wells

72nd Legislative Session

3rd C.S.

Gov. Ann W. Richards

Began on Jan 2, 1992
Ended on Jan 8, 1992
Lasted 7 days

Reason(s) for Call
Date Added Call Text
12/19/1991 Apportioning the state into State House of Representative Districts
12/19/1991 Apportioning the state into State Senate Districts
1/3/1992 Date of the primary elections for 1992 and other electoral and political processes relative to those elections

72nd Legislative Session

4th C.S.

Gov. Ann W. Richards

Began on Nov 10, 1992
Ended on Dec 3, 1992
Lasted 24 days

Reason(s) for Call
Date Added Call Text
11/4/1992 Establish and make suitable provision for the support and maintenance of an efficient system of public free schools.

71st Legislative Session

1st C.S.

Gov. William P. Clements

Began on Jun 20, 1989
Ended on Jul 19, 1989
Lasted 30 days

Reason(s) for Call
Date Added Call Text
5/30/1989 Reform of the worker's compensation system
6/22/1989 Enrollment of freshman and sophomore students at the University of Texas at Dallas
6/27/1989 Care and treatment of persons with intractable pain by the use of dangerous drugs or controlled substances
6/27/1989 Creation, powers, duties and membership of the Texas Water Resources Coordinating Council
6/27/1989 Merger of the Aeronautics Commission into the Texas State Department of Highways and Public Transportation
6/28/1989 Amendment to Section 19.03 of the Penal Code relating to making the murder of an individual fourteen years of age or younger a capital offense
6/28/1989 Authority of the Animal Health Commission to act to eradicate or control any disease or any agency of transmission for any disease that affects exotic fowl, specifically including ostriches
6/28/1989 Coordinating Board approval of the establishment of Central Texas University and the non-assumption of liabilities and non-use of public funds in connection with establishment of that university
6/29/1989 Appointment of reserve peace officers by certain water districts
6/29/1989 Clarifying the application of Section 28.03(f) of the Penal Code to tangible property
6/29/1989 Confidentiality of the identity of a person who is the victim of certain crimes
6/29/1989 Corrective legislation relating to the allocation of fees to the Texas Department of Health for regulatory and licensing functions of the department pursuant to Acts of the Seventy-first Texas Legislature, Regular Session
6/29/1989 Creation and financing through courts costs of an alternative dispute resolution system in counties with a population of more than 2,400,000
6/29/1989 Creation of a fish and marine habitat in the area in Cameron County known as Bahia Grande
6/29/1989 Effective date of the imposition of a premium receipts tax on surplus lines insurance
6/29/1989 Effective date of the legislation authorizing the creation of the San Saba County Hospital District
6/29/1989 Enabling legislation for political subdivisions of the state pursuant to authority granted under Article III, Section 52-a of the Texas Constitution, including authority to acquire land and facilities for lease to public or private entities and the issuance of bonds in connection therewith
6/29/1989 Gregg County Juvenile Board
6/29/1989 Imposition of an optional county motor vehicle registration fee in a county with a population of more than 2,400,000
6/29/1989 Prohibition of jury-recommended probation for certain persons convicted of the offense of delivery of a controlled substance to a minor
6/29/1989 Requesting the U.S. Congress to provide for the establishment and operation of a Veterans' Administration Hospital in the Rio Grande Valley of Texas
6/29/1989 Requirement that child care facilities post signs regarding the reporting of child abuse or neglect, and providing penalties
6/29/1989 State allocation and reservation system for private activity bonds, and to bonds issued by an industrial development corporation
6/29/1989 Student center fees charges and collected by Texas Southern University
6/29/1989 Submission of construction plans for certain roads by the Dallas County Improvement District, conveyance of district facilities, qualifications of district directors, and publication of meeting places of the district's board of directors
6/29/1989 Transfer of funds by certain public hospitals and the use of those funds in order to increase matching Medicaid federal funds
7/10/1989 Alcohol and drug abuse education for public school students and teachers
7/10/1989 Amending contract and bid requirements for Jefferson County Drainage District No. 7
7/10/1989 Amending the Crime Victims Compensation Act to provide for the creation and funding of certain local programs for the assistance of crime victims
7/10/1989 Authorization of an optional sales tax for Uvalde County to subsidize Uvalde County Hospital
7/10/1989 Authorizing hospital districts and emergency services districts to impose sales and use taxes
7/10/1989 Bookkeeping records, the concurrent duties of the administrator, changes in corporate control, merger or consolidation of corporations and coordination of expiration dates of certain alcoholic beverage permit or license holders
7/10/1989 Calling on the United States Congress not to increase the motor fuels tax and not to divert any portion of the revenue currently collected to any purpose other than construction and maintenance of the nation's streets and highways
7/10/1989 Commitment procedures and services for mentally ill and chemically dependent person, and providing penalties in connection with such procedures
7/10/1989 County Courts at Law in Randall County
7/10/1989 Creation of Collin County Water Authority
7/10/1989 Creation of the State Trust Fund Investment Review Council and the review of investment of certain state funds
7/10/1989 Descriptions of motor vehicles required to be registered with the State Department of Highways and Public Transportation
7/10/1989 Effective date of SB 846, 71st Legislature, Regular Session
7/10/1989 Effective date of the application of the reduced oil production tax rate for oil from certain enhanced recovery projects
7/10/1989 Efficiency in state government and change to a competitive cost review program
7/10/1989 Establishment of a uniform rate of taxation on recreational boats and motors
7/10/1989 Forfeiture of certain property related to enumerated felony offenses and to the receipt of funds derived from or intended to further certain offenses
7/10/1989 Issuance of specially designed license plates for former Prisoner's of War, Pearl Harbor survivors, and Purple Heart recipients
7/10/1989 Jurisdiction of the Starr County Court at Law
7/10/1989 Permitting the location of a new county jail facility anywhere within a county's geographical boundaries
7/10/1989 Powers and duties of the Van Zandt County Waste Disposal District
7/10/1989 Prohibiting willful desecration of the flag of the United States; exempting such desecration as a First Amendment right
7/10/1989 Prohibition against the location of a rock quarry near residences, schools, recreation areas, and other places in counties with a population of 950,000 or more
7/10/1989 Punishment for offenses committed against a child during a ritual or ceremony
7/10/1989 Requiring mandatory drug testing for persons placed on probation or released on parole or mandatory supervision
7/10/1989 Technical corrections to Chapter 837, Acts of the 70th Legislature, Regular Session, relative to the provision of emergency services in counties of 125,000 persons or less
7/10/1989 Transfer of assets and a cause of action and liability for a fraudulent transfer
7/11/1989 Regulation of Medicare supplement insurance
7/13/1989 Terms of office of members of the Finance Commission of Texas
7/14/1989 Appropriating funds to the University of North Texas for the repair or replacement of facilities damaged by fire
7/14/1989 Enforcement of child support and to the collection of information for the enforcement of child support by the Texas Department of Health
7/14/1989 Establishment of West Texas State University (WTSU) as a component institution of the Texas A&M University System (A&M) upon approval of the Coordinating Board and the Boards of Regents of WTSU and A&M
7/14/1989 Filling a vacancy on the board of trustees of a junior college district

71st Legislative Session

2nd C.S.

Gov. William P. Clements

Began on Nov 14, 1989
Ended on Dec 12, 1989
Lasted 29 days

Reason(s) for Call
Date Added Call Text
8/23/1989 Reform of the worker's compensation system

71st Legislative Session

3rd C.S.

Gov. William P. Clements

Began on Feb 27, 1990
Ended on Mar 28, 1990
Lasted 30 days

Reason(s) for Call
Date Added Call Text
1/9/1990 Establish and make suitable provision for the support and maintenance of an efficient system of public free schools
1/9/1990 System for electing state appellate court judges, state district court judges and statutory county court judges

71st Legislative Session

4th C.S.

Gov. William P. Clements

Began on Apr 2, 1990
Ended on May 1, 1990
Lasted 30 days

Reason(s) for Call
Date Added Call Text
3/28/1990 Establish and make suitable provision for the support and maintenance of an efficient system of public free schools
3/28/1990 System for electing state appellate court judges, state district court judges and statutory county court judges
4/16/1990 Certain payments of money to school districts for the remainder of the 1989-1990 school year

71st Legislative Session

5th C.S.

Gov. William P. Clements

Began on May 2, 1990
Ended on May 30, 1990
Lasted 29 days

Reason(s) for Call
Date Added Call Text
5/1/1990 Establish and make suitable provision for the support and maintenance of an efficient system of public free schools
5/24/1990 Appropriating money to the Texas Department of Human Services, the Texas Department of Health and the Texas Department of Mental Health and Mental Retardation
5/24/1990 Proposing a constitutional amendment relating to the procedures for filling vacancies in certain state and district offices

71st Legislative Session

6th C.S.

Gov. William P. Clements

Began on Jun 4, 1990
Ended on Jun 7, 1990
Lasted 4 days

Reason(s) for Call
Date Added Call Text
6/1/1990 Appropriating money to the Texas Department of Human Services, the Texas Department of Health and the Texas Department of Mental Health and Mental Retardation
6/1/1990 Establish and make suitable provision for the support and maintenance of an efficient system of public free schools
6/1/1990 Proposing a constitutional amendment relating to the procedures for filling vacancies in certain state and district offices
6/4/1990 Amendments to the Texas Racing Act (Article 179e, Vernon's Texas Civil Statutes)
6/4/1990 Use of a caterer's permit in a marine park and to retail licenses at other certain entertainment facilities
6/5/1990 Authorizing a religious organization to file a late application for an exemption from ad valorem taxation
6/5/1990 Operation and funding of the Public Utility Commission of Texas
6/5/1990 Personal liability of certain governmental officers and employees
6/6/1990 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
6/6/1990 Aid to school districts for acquisition, construction, renovation or improvement of certain instructional facilities or capital assets; making an appropriation
6/6/1990 Allocation of funds by the Texas Water Development Board for the Sulphur River Basin Authority
6/6/1990 Annexation of land to the exclusion of land from the Brazosport Water Authority
6/6/1990 Authority of a county road district to refinance road district bonds by issuing alternative refunding bonds or certificates of assessment
6/6/1990 Composition and terms of the board of directors of the Texas High-Speed Rail Authority
6/6/1990 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
6/6/1990 County Court at Law of Nacogdoches County
6/6/1990 Creation, administration, powers, duties, operation, and financing of the Williamson-Travis Counties Water Control and Improvement District No. 1
6/6/1990 Definition of pen-reared birds and depredating animals
6/6/1990 Dissolution of the Concho County Water Control and Improvement District No. 1
6/6/1990 Duties of the office of the district attorney of the 110th Judicial District
6/6/1990 Elimination of duplicate citations in certain enacted codes
6/6/1990 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
6/6/1990 Employer's chargeback liability for unemployment compensation benefits based on separations from employment caused by certain natural disasters
6/6/1990 Engineering and science recruitment fund
6/6/1990 Establishing the Indigent Inmate Defense Program and to transferring appropriations related to the representations of indigent inmates
6/6/1990 Exemption for full-service gasoline stations during certain times from the requirement to provide refueling service to disabled persons
6/6/1990 Imposition of court costs in certain criminal cases for the funding of the crime stoppers assistance account; making an appropriation
6/6/1990 Operation on highways of certain farm vehicles transporting hazardous material
6/6/1990 Operation on highways of vehicles transporting seed cotton modules
6/6/1990 Procedure by which a county may sell real property
6/6/1990 Procedures for adding territory to certain rapid transit authorities
6/6/1990 Proposing constitutional amendments adjusting the per diem of the lieutenant governor and members of the legislature
6/6/1990 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
6/6/1990 Relating to the powers of the Gulf Coast Waste Disposal Authority
6/6/1990 Student health services building fee at the University of Texas at Austin
6/6/1990 Technical corrections to HB 2335, 71st Regular Session
6/6/1990 Tuition and fee payments at certain institutions of higher education

70th Legislative Session

1st C.S.

Gov. William P. Clements

Began on Jun 2, 1987
Ended on Jun 3, 1987
Lasted 2 days

Reason(s) for Call
Date Added Call Text
6/2/1987 Relating to prejudgment interest in civil cases
6/2/1987 Relating to revising the Civil Practice and Remedies Code to reform procedures and remedies in civil actions for personal injury, property damage, or death and civil actions based on tortious conduct, including revisions and additions to laws governing the determination of and limitations on liability and damages
6/2/1987 Relating to the provision and regulation of liability insurance
6/2/1987 Relating to the venue of civil actions

70th Legislative Session

2nd C.S.

Gov. William P. Clements

Began on Jun 22, 1987
Ended on Jul 21, 1987
Lasted 30 days

Reason(s) for Call
Date Added Call Text
6/18/1987 Appropriating money for the support of the Judicial, Executive and Legislative Branches of State Government, for the period beginning September 1, 1987, and ending August 31, 1989, and authorizing and prescribing conditions, limitations, rules and procedures for allocating and expending the appropriated funds
6/18/1987 Consolidation and reporting of State and Federal funds
6/18/1987 Constitutional amendment prohibiting the imposition of a corporate income tax
6/18/1987 Constitutional amendment prohibiting the imposition of a personal income tax
6/18/1987 Creation of a Select Committee on Judicial Reform
6/18/1987 Creation of a Select Committee on State and Local Retirement Systems
6/18/1987 Creation of a Select Committee on State Government Management Effectiveness
6/18/1987 Creation, powers and duties of a State Personnel Office
6/18/1987 Public notice of financial information of political subdivisions
6/18/1987 State budget execution
6/29/1987 Authority of a municipality to contract for jail facilities and the operation of those facilities
6/29/1987 Constitutional amendment relating to liability limits for a health care liability claim
6/29/1987 Construction and financing of correctional facilities
6/29/1987 Creation of offenses involving collection of an unlawful debt or a pattern of conduct involving unlawful acts, and providing for injunctive and other relief and for forfeiture of certain property related to or derived from those offenses
6/29/1987 Creation of the On-site Wastewater Treatment Research Council and fund, and the imposition of certain fees
6/29/1987 Liability limits for a health care liability claim
6/29/1987 Name of the Port of Beaumont Navigation District of Jefferson County
6/29/1987 Offense of aggravated sexual assault
6/29/1987 Repealing Section 6(f), Texas Pawnshop Act, (Article 5069-51.05, Vernon's Texas Civil Statutes), as added by Section 5, H.B. 1230, 70th Legislature, Regular Session, 1987
6/29/1987 Reporting of waste volumes and the study, selection, acquisition, and operation of disposal sites by the Texas Low-Level Radioactive Waste Disposal Authority
6/29/1987 Scholarship students in biomedical research programs
7/14/1987 Acquisition of property by the Orange County Navigation and Port District and the provision of projects on facilities on that property
7/14/1987 Career ladder for public school teachers
7/14/1987 Constitutional amendment providing that justice precincts may contain more than one justice of the peace court
7/14/1987 Constitutional amendment relating to the establishment of the Texas Growth Fund and the investment of state funds in businesses in the state to promote and encourage economic development in the state
7/14/1987 Creation of a Select Committee on Water Resources Management
7/14/1987 Creation of Special Criminal Courts Nos. 1-4 of Tarrant County
7/14/1987 Issuance of obligations by the state treasurer and investment by the state treasurer of the proceeds of obligations
7/14/1987 Jurisdiction of the Texas Water Commission and the Texas Department of Health over plans and specification for sewage disposal systems
7/14/1987 Local government leases regarding airport matters
7/14/1987 Method of calculating the work week of fire fighters under the Fair Labor Standards Act
7/14/1987 Offense of misuse of information by a public servant
7/14/1987 Preservation of the view of the State Capitol from certain points and prohibition of certain construction
7/14/1987 Regulation of athlete agents, providing civil and criminal penalties
7/14/1987 Regulation of solid waste facilities and injection wells
7/14/1987 Review of certain actions of the State Commission on Judicial Conduct
7/14/1987 Salaries of the judges of the county courts at law in Smith County
7/14/1987 Size of public school classes and the number of students assigned to public school teachers
7/14/1987 State's liability for and defense of public servants and to the limitation of liability of those public servants
7/14/1987 Transaction of business by and the custody and loan of assets of the Employees Retirement System of Texas
7/15/1987 Accountability review and tax rate of metropolitan transportation authorities
7/15/1987 Actions under Title 1 and 2, Family Code, including an action for child support or possession of and access to a child and to the offense of criminal nonsupport
7/15/1987 Adoption of the Revised Uniform Reciprocal Enforcement of Support Act
7/15/1987 Allowing as a condition of probation a contribution to Crime Stoppers
7/15/1987 Amendment to H.J.R. No. 18, 70th Legislature, Regular Session, proposing a constitutional amendment relating to the creation, operation and financing of jail districts
7/15/1987 Application of the Texas Sunset Act to public systems of higher education
7/15/1987 Assessment of damages in eminent domain proceedings
7/15/1987 Authority of the Texas Department of Health to execute federal forms necessary for the receipt of health facilities funding
7/15/1987 Authorization, issuance, examination, approval, registration, and recording of certain bonds and other obligations by public entities
7/15/1987 Confinement of persons who are arrested in a county but are taken before a magistrate in another county
7/15/1987 Creation of an agricultural diversification program
7/15/1987 Creation, duties and powers of the Texas Agricultural Finance Authority, and the development of and issuance of bonds for an agricultural financing program
7/15/1987 Criminal jurisdiction of statutory county courts
7/15/1987 Definition of "intoxication" in workers compensation cases
7/15/1987 Definition of blood banks for the purpose of testing, confidentiality of records, "Operation Look-Back" procedures, and liability
7/15/1987 Definition of commercial motor vehicle
7/15/1987 Division and disposition of marital property and to spousal liability
7/15/1987 Duties and authority of the Harris County District Attorney to represent the state in criminal and civil matters in the district and inferior courts of Harris County
7/15/1987 Duties of cities to pick up employees' contributions to the municipal pension system
7/15/1987 Enforcement and collection of state taxes
7/15/1987 Jurisdiction of county civil courts at law in counties with a population of two million or more
7/15/1987 Legislation such as that sponsored by Senator Barrientos relating to the amount and terms of, and fees payable in connection with, student loans from the Texas Opportunity Plan Fund
7/15/1987 Levy of a maintenance and operation tax for the operation of the ports and harbors of certain cities, and providing for the preparation and adoption of budgets for the ports and harbors of certain cities
7/15/1987 Membership of the State Board of Education
7/15/1987 Payment of supplies, materials, equipment, and services by state agencies
7/15/1987 Payment of wages by employers doing business in the state
7/15/1987 Provision of services to residents of counties that have been declared a disaster area
7/15/1987 Punishment for the offense of driving while intoxicated
7/15/1987 Reductions in premium rates for comprehensive coverage of automobiles protected by anti-theft security systems
7/15/1987 Reports to the Texas State Board of Medical Examiners
7/15/1987 State support for a consortium of semiconductor companies engaged in semiconductor research
7/15/1987 Videotaped testimony of a child who is an alleged victim of an offense involving sexual abuse

69th Legislative Session

1st C.S.

Gov. Mark W. White, Jr.

Began on May 28, 1985
Ended on May 30, 1985
Lasted 3 days

Reason(s) for Call
Date Added Call Text
5/28/1985 Continuation of the Department of Aging as set forth in the Conference Committee Report on S.B. 212, 69th Legislature, Regular Session
5/28/1985 Indigent health care program and appropriating such sums necessary to fund the program in the method set forth in the conference committee report in H.B. 1843, 69thLegislature, Regular Session, and funded pursuant to H.C.R. 259
5/29/1985 S.B. 5, 69th Legislature, First Called Session, relating to the creation of the Sulphur River Basin Authority

69th Legislative Session

2nd C.S.

Gov. Mark W. White, Jr.

Began on Aug 6, 1986
Ended on Sep 4, 1986
Lasted 30 days

Reason(s) for Call
Date Added Call Text
7/25/1986 Amend H.B. 20, 69th Legislature, Regular Session, for the purpose of making spending cuts
8/14/1986 Amending Section 21.301, 21,3011, 11.13(a), 21.702, and 21,035, Education Code, relating to the removal, suspension, or expulsion of a public school student; to discipline management in public schools; and to the excused absence of certain public school students
8/19/1986 Amending the Texas Family Code and Article 1918(b), Vernon's Texas Civil Statutes, relating to the enforcement of child support matters, in order to bring the Texas child support enforcement program into full compliance with the requirements of the Child Support Enforcement Amendments of 1984 (P.L. 98-378)
8/19/1986 Disposition of certain fees and costs to be used for the support of the judicial branch of the state such as contained in H.B. 27
8/20/1986 Amending the Tax Code to provide for a temporary 1 1/8 cent increase in the sales tax on taxable items sold in this state, such increase to expire no later than August 31, 1987. We are unable to bridge the state's budget gap without raising revenue or reneging on the commitment we have made to invest in the education of our children-an investment that is critical to the future of our state. We must not retreat from the reforms we have made in our schools and the commitment to excellence we have made in our universities
8/20/1986 Constitutional amendment to prohibit a personal or corporate income tax, to maintain our favorable business climate in this state and to aid in our efforts to attract new business and industry
8/20/1986 Legislation and a constitutional amendment authorizing interstate operation and acquisition of banks and savings and loan associations, branching powers for these institutions, and other measures to enhance the strength and viability of our financial institutions
8/21/1986 Early retirement incentive program for state employees such as contained in H.B. 40
8/21/1986 Establishing the payday for state employees as the first day of each month such as contained in H.B. 62
8/21/1986 Fair and equitable treatment of employees through standard policies for employee grievance procedures in each state agency and situation
8/21/1986 Interim state budget execution authority
8/21/1986 One-time deferral of the allocation to the state and local parks funds of certain cigarette tax revenues and the reallocation of such revenues to the general revenue fund
8/21/1986 Procedures for an orderly and equitable transition in cases of reductions in personnel in state agencies or institutions and for a method by which employees may return to work should conditions change
8/22/1986 Purchase of electricity for state owned buildings located in the City of Austin, Travis county, Texas, such as that in H.B. 66
8/25/1986 Paperwork reduction efforts in public schools
8/29/1986 Allowing counties to establish a risk management pool to provide better coverage against liability for claims filed against those counties
8/29/1986 Increasing licensing requirements for persons selling checks and money orders in order to strengthen the protections afforded consumers in their purchase of these checks and money orders
8/29/1986 Increasing the efficiency of existing procedures for issuing permits for the temporary operation of overweight vehicles by centralizing permit processing operations
8/29/1986 Safety procedures for securities and investments owned by the State of Texas and its agencies and to the creation and management of the Texas Treasury Safekeeping Trust Company

69th Legislative Session

3rd C.S.

Gov. Mark W. White, Jr.

Began on Sep 8, 1986
Ended on Sep 30, 1986
Lasted 23 days

Reason(s) for Call
Date Added Call Text
9/4/1986 Amend H.B. 20, 69th Legislature, Regular Session, for the purpose of making spending cuts
9/4/1986 Amending the Tax Code to provide for a temporary 1 1/8 cent increase in the sales tax on taxable items sold in this state, such increase to expire no later than August 31, 1987. We are unable to bridge the state's budget gap without raising revenue or reneging on the commitment we have made to invest in the education of our children-an investment that is critical to the future of our state. We must not retreat from the reforms we have made in our schools and the commitment to excellence we have made in our universities
9/11/1986 Safety procedures for securities and investments owned by the State of Texas and its agencies and to the creation and management of the Texas Treasury Safekeeping Trust Company
9/12/1986 Addition of certain migrant and community health centers to coverage offered by the medical liability insurance underwriting association
9/12/1986 Constitutional amendment relating to the establishment of the Texas Growth Fund and to provide for the investment of the permanent university fund, the permanent school fund, and the public employee retirement trust funds in businesses in the state to promote and encourage economic development of the state
9/17/1986 Interim state budget execution authority
9/22/1986 Eligibility for release on parole of a prisoner serving cumulative sentences
9/22/1986 Name and powers of water supply corporations
9/22/1986 Notification of certain county and district officers before an order of parole of, or on a grant of clemency for, certain convicted persons
9/22/1986 Number of residents a foster care type residential facility may serve without being licensed under the convalescent and nursing home law
9/22/1986 Requirement that certain prisoners not be released to mandatory supervision
9/22/1986 Retirement eligibility and benefits for certain members of the Teacher Retirement System of Texas
9/22/1986 State's liability for and defense of certain claims against certain public servants and to the limitation of liability of those public servants
9/22/1986 Use of funds belonging to patients in institutions under the jurisdiction of the Texas Department of Mental Health and Mental Retardation
9/27/1986 Examination, approval, and registration of certain bonds, proceedings, contracts, and instruments
9/27/1986 Expanding the definition of "agency" in the Interagency Cooperation Act to include any statewide job training program for disadvantaged youth
9/27/1986 Issuance and sale of certain bonds to finance the farm and ranch finance program fund
9/27/1986 National maximum speed limit
9/27/1986 Primaries, other elections, political party conventions, the selection of delegates to national presidential nominating conventions, and procedures related to candidacy for public office
9/27/1986 Salaries for certain Texas Department of Corrections employees who had their positions reclassified
9/27/1986 Venue of suits brought against the University Interscholastic League

68th Legislative Session

1st C.S.

Gov. Mark W. White, Jr.

Began on Jun 22, 1983
Ended on Jun 25, 1983
Lasted 4 days

Reason(s) for Call
Date Added Call Text
6/22/1983 Appropriation to Texas Southern University sufficient to provide for the construction of a Health and Physical Education Building and for Phase I of an addition to the Library not to exceed $15 million
6/22/1983 Compliance with the requirements of federal law on its brucellosis program and to reconstitute the Board of the Animal Health Commission
6/22/1983 Retain Texas Employment Commission or some other agency to administer the Texas Unemployment Compensation Act after the 1st day of September, 1984, when the Commission is scheduled to be terminated by operation of law unless continued in existence by new legislation
6/24/1983 Amending the state constitution to allow for the advancement of food and fiber production and marketing through research, education and promotion financed by the producers of agricultural products
6/24/1983 Appropriating and paying certain miscellaneous claims and judgments against the state
6/24/1983 Appropriating state funds for the operation of the State Ethics Advisory Commission
6/24/1983 Dealing with the prohibition of certain discriminatory practices and the denial of human rights
6/24/1983 Including certain farm and ranch laborers under the workers' compensation law
6/24/1983 Requiring persons who operate hotels to install and maintain smoke alarms in sleeping quarters
6/25/1983 S.B. 28, which corrects a technical error in the statute reference in Section 14 of H.B. 593 passed during the regular session
6/25/1983 Supplemental appropriation for the Court of Appeals, Second Supreme Judicial District of Fort Worth

68th Legislative Session

2nd C.S.

Gov. Mark W. White, Jr.

Began on Jun 4, 1984
Ended on Jul 3, 1984
Lasted 30 days

Reason(s) for Call
Date Added Call Text
5/25/1984 Adequate funding for State Highway Systems maintained by the State Department of Highways and Public Transportation
5/25/1984 Appropriation measures to implement the above and to enact such revenue measures as are necessary to fund those appropriations and to meet the State's reasonably anticipated future needs
5/25/1984 Comprehensive reform of primary and secondary education, including revision of school finance structure and for increased compensation and career inducements of public school teachers
6/28/1984 Adjustment of appropriations to public junior colleges for the payment of insurance premiums for active and retired employees
6/28/1984 Adoption of a nonsubstantive revision of the statutes relating to civil procedure and civil remedies and liabilities
6/28/1984 Amendment of the Certificate of Obligation Act of 1971
6/28/1984 Amendment of the Property Code, which was enacted at the Regular Session of the 68th Legislature, to incorporate into the code without substantive change the laws on the same subject as the code that were enacted at the Regular Session and to make technical corrections to conform the code to the laws that the code repealed
6/28/1984 Application of the workers' compensation law to farm and ranch laborers
6/28/1984 Authority and duties of attorneys representing the state before the 75th, 253rd, 344th, and 355th District Courts
6/28/1984 Authorization of participation in cooperative associations by federally funded health-related institutions, including the Children's Nutrition Research Center
6/28/1984 Authorizing the creation of special districts to provide coordinated emergency telephone service
6/28/1984 Bidding procedures under the group insurance program for state employees
6/28/1984 Certain transactions involving sales, service and repair of certain business machines
6/28/1984 Expenditures from the municipal court judges and personnel training fund
6/28/1984 Financing of the acquisition, construction, repair, renovation, or other improvement of buildings in Travis County for the use of state agencies and institutions
6/28/1984 Improvement of roads and highways in the state and to promote efficiency and economy in the operation, maintenance and construction of said roads and highways
6/28/1984 Improvement of staff-to-patient ratios at state mental hospitals by providing for the transfer and reappropriation of money previously appropriated to the Department of Mental Health and Mental Retardation and the appropriation of money received from the federal government for services rendered by the department before October 1, 1983
6/28/1984 Jurisdiction of County Court at Law No. 1 of Dallas County
6/28/1984 Reappropriation of funds from the Public Utility Commission to the Office of Public Utility Counsel
6/28/1984 Reassignment of duties relative to the Southern States Energy Board formerly performed by the Texas Energy and Natural Resources Advisory Council
6/28/1984 Receipt, allocation, disbursement, and management of state revenue and other state money and of the times and methods of payment of the corporate franchise tax
6/28/1984 Regulation of office of district attorney of the 349th Judicial District
6/28/1984 Replenishment of the emergency contingency funds administered by the Office of the Governor
6/28/1984 Requirement of the use of child passenger safety seat systems and child safety in an automobile
6/28/1984 Seeking a credit from the federal government for the overpayment of social security taxes and to adjusting dates on which social security payments are made to conform with federal requirements
6/28/1984 Tabulation of ballots
6/28/1984 Telecommunications services to state government
6/28/1984 Terms of the 356th District Court
6/28/1984 To Carry forward from the current fiscal year the unexpended balance of money appropriated to the Texas Low-Level Radioactive Waste Disposal Authority for site development and construction so that the appropriation may be used for the same purpose in the 1984-85 fiscal years
6/28/1984 Transfer and allocation of money previously appropriated to the Texas Department of Correction to comply with court orders in the case of Ruiz vs. Estelle
6/28/1984 Transfer of funds within the Employees Retirement System of Texas to finance an increase in current annuities

67th Legislative Session

1st C.S.

Gov. William P. Clements

Began on Jul 13, 1981
Ended on Aug 11, 1981
Lasted 30 days

Reason(s) for Call
Date Added Call Text
6/11/1981 Congressional redistricting
6/11/1981 Consideration of the medical practice act
6/11/1981 Creation of a Texas water trust fund
6/11/1981 Repeal of the state ad valorem tax
6/11/1981 Revision of the property tax code
8/7/1981 Amendment of Title 110B, Revised Civil Statutes of Texas, 1925, which was enacted by the 67th Legislature at the Regular Session and is a nonsubstantive revision of laws governing public retirement systems, to incorporate into the revision without substantive change the laws on the same subject that were enacted at the Regular Session and to make necessary corrections to conform the revision to the laws that the revision repealed. HB 126, already introduced deals with this
8/7/1981 Amendments to Article 28.01 Code of Criminal Procedure, relating to defects in indictments and informations, as contained in HB 112, already introduced
8/7/1981 Amendments to Title 122A, T-G for the administration, enforcement, and collection of state inheritance and generation-skipping transfer taxes and the examination of property of a decedent's estate as contained in HB 120, already introduced
8/7/1981 Appropriations for the following: (A.) Making certain corrections to Article III of the General Appropriations Act, as contained in HB 62, already introduced; (B.) Appropriations of funds for the operation of the Automated Information Systems Advisory Council as passed by HB 1463 in the Regular Session. HB 113, already introduced deals with this; (C.) Appropriation of funds authorized by the passage of HB 1986 in the Regular Session; (D.) Appropriation of funds for the Texas Southern University Excellence Fund; (E.) Amendments to Sec. 2, HB 1623 of the Regular Session, relating to the disposition of funds collected or received by the state technical institutions as contained in SB 15, already introduced; (F.) Appropriation of $216,000 to Southwest Texas State University for repairs to buildings caused by flood damage, as contained in HB 147 already introduced; (G.) Appropriation of $121,000 to the Parks and Wildlife Department for repairs to the state fish hatchery at San Marcos caused by floods. HB 153, already introduced does this; (H.) A supplemental appropriation to the Attorney General's office for the purpose of securing and maintaining leased office space as contained in HB 142, already introduced; (I.) Appropriation of funds to the Industrial Commission to administer the Development Corporation Act as passed by SB 978 in the Regular Session. HB 156, already introduced does this; (J.) Appropriation of funds to the Agriculture Department for the control of agricultural diseases and pests such as the Mediterranean Fruit Fly. HB 151 deals with this and has already been introduced
8/7/1981 Availability of alcohol and other drug dependency coverage in group health insurance policies and other coverage as contained in SB 26 and HB 145 already introduced
8/7/1981 Consideration of matters dealing with the initial terms of additional justices of the Courts of Appeals
8/7/1981 Constitutional amendment authorizing the issuance of an additional $250 million in bonds or obligations of the state for Veteran's Land Program, similar to SJR 1 and HJR 4, already introduced
8/7/1981 Continuation of the State Board of Examiners of Licensed Psychotherapists and the regulation of Psychotherapists as contained in SB 7 and HB 133 already introduced
8/7/1981 Creation of the Gasoline and Alcohol Mixture Fund for the encouragement of gasohol production in Texas, similar to SB 14 and HB 44, already introduced
8/7/1981 Granting the Department of Corrections the ability to transfer land to the Department of Public Safety to construct a building, as contained in HB 100 and SB 31 already introduced
8/7/1981 Granting the Department of Public Safety the ability to enforce weight and dimension limits of certain vehicles inside city limits, to prevent a threatened loss of federal highway funds. HB 134, already introduced, deals with this
8/7/1981 Implementing legislation for the regulation and taxation of bingo games as requested by the people of Texas in passing the Constitutional amendment in November 1980. Proposed legislation has already been introduced as HB 3 and SB 29
8/7/1981 Several technical corrections to HB 960 passed in the Regular Session relating to the composition of several State Representative Districts.
8/8/1981 Amending Art. 4476-15 and 5561cc, V.C.S. relating to fees for certifying drug abuse treatment programs and fees for application and for inspection for licensure of alcohol treatment facilities or programs. SB 35 on this subject has already been introduced
8/8/1981 Amending Art. 8280-212, V.C.S. relating to the membership and election of the board of directors of the Ecleto Creek Watershed District. HB 138 dealing with this has already been introduced

67th Legislative Session

2nd C.S.

Gov. William P. Clements

Began on May 24, 1982
Ended on May 28, 1982
Lasted 5 days

Reason(s) for Call
Date Added Call Text
5/6/1982 Constitutional amendment repealing the state property tax and making a one-time appropriation for construction of new buildings and repair or renovation of existing buildings at universities that benefit from the tax
5/26/1982 Appropriations to the Board of Pardons and Paroles for increased personnel and to the Texas Adult Probation Commission for increased intensive supervision and operation of an additional residential treatment center
5/26/1982 Appropriations to the Texas Department of Corrections for construction projects, additional security and staff, utilities and other operating and equipment costs
5/26/1982 Constitutional amendment to exempt from property taxes the implements of husbandry
5/26/1982 Constitutional amendment to increase the maximum interest rate allowed on previously authorized state general obligation bonds
5/26/1982 Correction of ambiguities and technical deficiencies in the constitutional amendment proposed by HJR 62, Acts of the 67th Legislature, Regular Session, 1981
5/26/1982 Creation of a special committee to study the problems of the Texas Department of Corrections and the state prison system

67th Legislative Session

3rd C.S.

Gov. William P. Clements

Began on Sep 7, 1982
Ended on Sep 9, 1982
Lasted 3 days

Reason(s) for Call
Date Added Call Text
8/26/1982 Solvency of the Unemployment Compensation Fund
9/7/1982 Changes to Section 20.49, subsections (a) and (b) of the Education Code to ensure school districts are able to continue to borrow money until their property tax funds are received

65th Legislative Session

1st C.S.

Gov. Dolph Briscoe

Began on Jul 11, 1977
Ended on Jul 21, 1977
Lasted 11 days

Reason(s) for Call
Date Added Call Text
7/8/1977 Fund public education in Texas including: (a.) a total cost within available state revenues; (b.) a salary increase for teachers and other public school employees; (c) a decrease in the state local fund assignment, (d.) an increase in funding for equalization; and (e.) authorization of an in-depth study by the Legislature, with substantial citizen input, to address the issue of a new index for determining local fund assignment.
7/15/1977 Authorizing the Governor to determine the need for a public deepwater port if a private facility is not built, the creation, administration, powers and duties of the Texas Deepwater Port Authority; preserving Texas' claim to its tidelands and coastline; and for only the purposes herein expressed and providing for repayment of said appropriation
7/15/1977 Authorizing the participation in the National Flood Insurance Program
7/15/1977 Nursing and convalescent homes, and to the protection of elderly persons resident therein, including: (a.) strengthening licensing requirements for nursing and convalescent homes facilities; (b.) unannounced inspections of licensed facilities; (c) periodic open hearings in licensed facilities; (d.) providing for additional temporary restraining order and injunctive relief against non-complying facilities; (e.) additional economic sanctions against non-complying facilities; (f.) transfer of medical functions and quality of care to the Texas Department of Health; (g.) increase in criminal penalties for those who abuse or neglect elderly persons in licensed facilities; (h.) protective services for elderly persons and other persons who may be patients in nursing or convalescent homes.
7/15/1977 Pertaining to assets and liabilities of an abolished state agency or advisory committee pursuant to Senate Bill No. 54, Acts of the 65th Legislature, Regular Session, 1977, including: (a.) provision for the designation by the Governor of an appropriate state agency to carry out covenants contained in bonds and the proceedings authorizing such bonds outstanding on the date of abolition of any state agency and to provide payment of such bonds from the sources provided in such bonds in accordance with their terms; (b.) provision assuring holders of bonds outstanding on the date of abolition of any agency issuing such bonds of the intention of the Legislature that the payment of such bonds in accordance with the terms of such bonds not be impaired or impeded, and that such bonds remain valid and enforceable in accordance with their terms and the laws and proceedings authorizing such bonds notwithstanding abolition of the agency which issued the bonds, and (c) provision for transfer of property, and records, to the appropriate state agency designated by the Governor and provision for retention of funds by the State Treasurer or previously designated trustees, if so provided in the proceeedings authorizing such bonds, and if not so provided, then provision for transfer of such funds to the designated state agency

65th Legislative Session

2nd C.S.

Gov. Dolph Briscoe

Began on Jul 10, 1978
Ended on Aug 8, 1978
Lasted 30 days

Reason(s) for Call
Date Added Call Text
7/8/1978 Constitutional amendment exempting not to exceed $10,000 of the value of residential homesteads from ad valorem taxes assessed, levied and collected by school districts eligible to participate in the Foundation School Program and exempting an additional $10,000 of the value of residential homesteads of persons 65 years of age or older from taxes assessed, levied and collected by school districts eligible to participate in the Foundation School Program; and providing for state payments to such school districts to replace the reductions in tax revenue resulting from the exemptions
7/8/1978 Constitutional amendment which creates a limitation upon any increases, from year to year, of any tax which may be or is levied by political subdivisions of the State of Texas and creating a limitation upon the amount of increases of expenditures, from year to year, which may be authorized by political subdivisions of the State of Texas
7/8/1978 Constitutional amendment which requires the Legislature to provide by law for ad valorem taxation of agricultural property and timber land based upon evaluation derived from the productive value of that property; and providing for state payments to local school districts financed under the Foundation School Program to replace actual losses in tax revenue as a result of this provision
7/8/1978 Constitutional amendment which would require an affirmative vote of two-thirds of the membership of each House of the Texas Legislature present and voting for the approval of a bill adopting a new or additional state tax or increasing the rate of an existing tax
7/8/1978 Constitutional amendment which would require the Legislature to establish by general law a method whereby the electorate may mandate the reduction or increase of taxes levied by the State of Texas
7/8/1978 Increasing the personal exemption for the Class A beneficiaries, as defined in Article 14.02, Taxation-General, of the estate of each decedent in the gross amount of $200,000
7/8/1978 Repealing the general sales and use tax on residential utilities as levied by the State of Texas and allowing municipalities to remove the sales tax on residential utilities by a majority vote of the governing body of such municipality
7/19/1978 Adopting a property tax code with provision for taxation of property based upon a countywide single appraisal of such property, the adoption and enforcement of uniform appraisal standards statewide, periodic uniform reappraisal of all taxable property, placing a limitation on increases on local property taxes, and taxpayer remedies
7/19/1978 Constitutional amendment to permit producers of agricultural and marine commodities to form associations and vote to impose refundable assessments on sale of those commodities by producers
7/20/1978 Amending Sections 4 and 5, Chapter 467, Acts of the 54th Legislature, Regular Session, 1955, as amended, relating to contributions by the State of Texas and its agencies from the Social Security Trust Fund in order to obtain federal old age and survivor's insurance coverage for state employees
7/20/1978 Transferring certain units and facilities of the Texas Youth Council to the Texas Department of Corrections and the enactment of legislation transferring certain funds appropriated to the Texas Youth Council in the General Appropriations Bill adopted in the Regular Session of the 65th Legislature from the Texas Youth Council to the Texas Department of Corrections
8/3/1978 Compensation and expenses of the court reporter of the 31st Judicial District
8/3/1978 Requiring common school districts and rural high school districts which do not support county school administration from ad valorem tax revenue as provided in Chapter 18 of the Texas Education Code to be reclassified as independent school districts
8/3/1978 Validating the incorporation, establishment of boundaries, and other governmental acts and proceedings of municipalities originally incorporated under Chapter 11, Title 28, V.A.T.S., which incorporation subsequently became the subject of a district court lawsuit relating to the violation of another municipality's territory or extraterritorial jurisdiction, and which lawsuit resulted in a an agreed judgment upholding the incorporation and boundaries as incorporated
8/4/1978 Authorizing the Texas Department of Corrections to sell certain real property known as the Blue Ridge Farm and to reinvest the proceeds of that sale in the purchase of additional real property and facilities for use by the Texas Department of Corrections
8/4/1978 Exempting from the state sales, excise and use tax certain energy saving materials and equipment
8/4/1978 Legislation which permits the Board of Regents of West Texas State University to levy a fixed student fee not to exceed $15 per student for each semester of the long session and not to exceed $7.50 per student for each term of the summer session of such university
8/7/1978 Constitutional amendment relating to tax increment financing

63rd Legislative Session

1st C.S.

Gov. Dolph Briscoe

Began on Dec 18, 1973
Ended on Dec 20, 1973
Lasted 3 days

Reason(s) for Call
Date Added Call Text
12/14/1973 Authorize setting speed laws on all of the highways of the State of Texas at a rate consistent with National and State interests related to energy conservation

62nd Legislative Session

1st C.S.

Gov. Preston Smith

Began on Jun 1, 1971
Ended on Jun 4, 1971
Lasted 4 days

Reason(s) for Call
Date Added Call Text
5/31/1971 Apportion the State of Texas into Congressional Districts in accordance with the 1970 United States decennial census
6/1/1971 Regulation, importation, sales and service of various alcoholic beverages, the administration and enforcement of the Texas Liquor Control Act and the enforcement of regulations promulgated by the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission, providing for the adjustment of taxes on alcoholic beverages, and fees for licenses and permits
6/3/1971 Alternate method of financing and operating the state party primaries
6/3/1971 Enact legislation to cover only the following errors in language, statutory references, calculations and unintentional omissions in SB 11, 62nd Legislature, Regular Session, as follows: [see extensive list in Governor's Message for specific changes requested]
6/3/1971 Governmental financing and operation of the state party primaries as an alternative to the present assessment system
6/4/1971 Appointment of commissioners for the Court of Criminal Appeals, reenacting certain portions of Articles 1811a, 1811b, and 1811c of Texas Revised Civil Statutes which were repealed by a portion of SB 529, Acts of the 62nd Legislature, Regular Session, 1971
6/4/1971 Appointment, power, and duties of reserve law enforcement officers, which would have the effect of repealing Sections 1, 2, and 4 of SB 72, Acts of the 62nd Legislature, Regular Session, 1971
6/4/1971 Jurisdiction of cities over the campus of the University of Texas at San Antonio
6/4/1971 Preservation and enhancement of scenic beauty of lands bordering certain public highways; providing for the regulation of advertising and certain junkyards and automobile graveyards bordering such highways by the Texas Highway Commission
6/4/1971 Referendum on the issue of daylight saving time

62nd Legislative Session

2nd C.S.

Gov. Preston Smith

Began on Mar 28, 1972
Ended on Mar 30, 1972
Lasted 3 days

Reason(s) for Call
Date Added Call Text
3/25/1972 Necessary legislation for the State of Texas to comply with Title I of the Federal Highway Beautification Act of 1965
3/25/1972 Operation and adequate governmental financing of the party primary elections on May 6, 1972, and June 3, 1972, and future primary elections

62nd Legislative Session

3rd C.S.

Gov. Preston Smith

Began on Jun 14, 1972
Ended on Jul 7, 1972
Lasted 24 days

Reason(s) for Call
Date Added Call Text
5/25/1972 Appropriations for general state services authorized under existing law for fiscal year beginning September 1, 1972, and ending August 31, 1973

62nd Legislative Session

4th C.S.

Gov. Preston Smith

Began on Sep 18, 1972
Ended on Oct 17, 1972
Lasted 30 days

Reason(s) for Call
Date Added Call Text
9/12/1972 Establishing budgetary control over state expenditures (including the transfer of funds)
9/12/1972 Providing for competitive property and casualty insurance rates
9/25/1972 Allowing disannexation of the territory of certain independent school districts from certain Junior College Districts by amending Subchapter D, Chapter 51, Texas Education Code
9/25/1972 Amending Article 6701d, Vernon's Texas Civil Statutes, to correct inadequacies and problems created by SB 183, 62nd Legislature, Regular Session, 1971, relating to trailer brakes and trailer lights
9/25/1972 Appropriating six (6) million dollars to the University of Texas School of Medicine at Houston and seven and one-half (7 «) million dollars to Texas Tech University School of Medicine at Lubbock, for the purpose of refunding construction appropriations which were transferred to the Department of Public Welfare in February, 1970
9/25/1972 Exempting certain aviation schools and instructors form the Texas Proprietary School Act by amending Section 32.12 of the Texas Education Code
9/27/1972 Define the role and responsibility of Texas State Government in the provision of adequate and efficient deep draft off-shore terminal facilities
9/28/1972 Establish the Texas Film Commission as a Division in the Office of the Governor
9/28/1972 Granting to the Governor authority to meet situations presenting an emergency and an imperative public necessity and providing for funding and administration of emergency funds
9/28/1972 Making an appropriation to the Governor for emergency use
9/28/1972 Supplemental appropriations not to exceed $365,000.00 for financing of primary elections held during the year 1972
10/3/1972 Allow the State Board of Control to make purchases for political subdivisions of the State of Texas
10/3/1972 Amend 2338-1, Vernon's Texas Civil Statutes, by defining "child" as any person over 10 years of age and under seventeen years of age
10/3/1972 Amend articles 1505a, 1525a, and 1525c, Vernon's Texas Penal Code, to allow spraying or other methods of treatment of livestock approved by Texas Animal Health Commission
10/3/1972 Amend Articles 5139PP and 1970-550, Vernon's Texas Civil Statutes by including the Judge of the Bell County Court at Law as a member of the Bell County Juvenile Board
10/3/1972 Amend existing retirement statutes to provide credit for certain military, state employment, and judicial services
10/3/1972 Amend existing statutes relative to the use of and the fees charged for hunting and fishing licenses and allowing the issuance of combination licenses
10/3/1972 Amend Sections 135.03 and 135.51 of the Texas Education Code to allow granting Bachelor Degrees of Technical Education
10/3/1972 Amend Subsections (g) and (20) of Section 1.03a of Chapter 409, Acts of 1969, 61st Legislature (Article 7621d-2, Vernon's Texas Civil Statutes) to clarify the definition of the terms "waste" and "disposal system"
10/3/1972 Appropriate funds for the Central Education Agency to establish a junior college occupational extension center in Anderson County
10/3/1972 Appropriate funds to the Department of Public Welfare for establishing, operating, and administering, under the authority of the Texas Medical Assistance Act of 1967, a program of medical care for the "medically needy" as defined in Title XIX of the Federal Social Security Act
10/3/1972 Appropriating eight (8) million dollars to the Texas Department of Mental Health and Mental Retardation for the design and construction of phase one of the Fort Worth State School for the Mentally Retarded
10/3/1972 Authorize appointment and payment of salaries and expenses of Juvenile Officers for Anderson, Henderson, and Houston Counties
10/3/1972 Authorize political subdivisions to acquire control and improve and lease air control facilities and to issue revenue bonds for such purposes
10/3/1972 Authorize purchase of voting machines by counties of over 1,000,000 and for funding such purchases by issuance of negotiable certificates of indebtedness, and the levying of a tax to retire same
10/3/1972 Authorize the creation and funding of a county court at law for Anderson County
10/3/1972 Permit the Texas Board of Corrections to exchange land in Fort Bend County with Sugarland Industries, Inc., for land of equal acreage
10/3/1972 Provide funds for Texas A&I University for a citrus and vegetable training center and for efficient beef production through intense forage management regimes
10/12/1972 Assess penalties for certain heinous crimes
10/12/1972 Change the name of the Beaumont State Center for Human Development to the Will L. Smith Memorial Center for Human Development

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