Texas Legislature
Bills Authored / Joint Authored
Rep. Tommy Merritt
79th Legislature Regular Session
Report Date: 11/21/2017

Number of Bills: 47

Report Sections: Authored Bills | Joint Authored Bills

Author (36):
HB 1109 Author: Merritt | Hughes
Last Action: 02/16/2005 H Referred to Ways & Means
Caption: Relating to the creation, administration, powers, duties, operations, and financing of a border region high-speed rail authority for the Texas-Louisiana and the Texas-Mexico border regions; granting the power to issue bonds; imposing a tax; granting the power of eminent domain.

HB 1512 Author: Merritt
Last Action: 05/10/2005 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to a requirement that the Bureau of Economic Geology of The University of Texas at Austin conduct a study of the East Texas Oil Field.

HB 1954 Author: Merritt
Last Action: 03/14/2005 H Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
Caption: Relating to the financial consequences to a county of the appointment of counsel in certain cases.

HB 2111 Author: Merritt
Last Action: 04/18/2005 H Comm. report sent to Local & Consent Calendar
Caption: Relating to certain fees in the administration of the teen court program.

HB 2112 Author: Merritt
Last Action: 03/14/2005 H Referred to Judiciary
Caption: Relating to the appointment of a clerk of the municipal court of record in the City of Longview.

HB 2113 Author: Merritt
Last Action: 04/27/2005 H Withdrawn from schedule
Caption: Relating to the repeal of the state inheritance tax.

HB 2114 Author: Merritt
Last Action: 04/28/2005 H Comm. report sent to Local & Consent Calendar
Caption: Relating to the creation, administration, powers, duties, operations, and financing of a border region high-speed rail authority for the Texas-Louisiana and the Texas-Mexico border regions; granting the power to issue bonds; imposing a tax; granting the power of eminent domain.

HB 3219 Author: Merritt
Last Action: 03/21/2005 H Referred to Energy Resources
Caption: Relating to a requirement that the Bureau of Economic Geology of The University of Texas at Austin conduct a study of the East Texas Oil Field, a natural resource of the Texas-Louisiana border region.

HCR 8 Author: Merritt | Denny | Moreno, Joe E.
Sponsor: Brimer
Last Action: 04/15/2005 E Signed by the Governor
Caption: Designating April 29, 2005, as Dale Earnhardt Day in Texas and paying special tribute to his life.

HCR 16 Author: Merritt
Last Action: 01/06/2005 H Filed
Caption: Directing the legislative staff responsible for maintaining the Internet website for the Texas Legislature to provide improved public access to information on votes taken on legislation.

HCR 22 Author: Merritt | Branch | Luna | Hilderbran | Rose
Last Action: 01/13/2005 S Received from the House
Caption: Directing the legislative staff responsible for maintaining the Internet website for the Texas Legislature to provide improved public access to information on votes taken on legislation.

HCR 57 Author: Merritt | Thompson | Corte, Frank
Sponsor: Harris
Last Action: 03/01/2005 E Signed by the Governor
Caption: Recognizing the Honorable Alphonso Jackson, Secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, for his invaluable contributions to the people of this state and nation.

HCR 75 Author: Merritt
Sponsor: Eltife
Last Action: 03/11/2005 E Signed by the Governor
Caption: Congratulating the Kilgore High School football team on winning the 2004 UIL Class 4A Division II State Football Championship.

HCR 114 Author: Merritt
Sponsor: Eltife
Last Action: 04/11/2005 E Signed by the Governor
Caption: Commemorating the dedication of the Camp Fannin Association WWII Memorial on the campus of The University of Texas Health Science Center at Tyler.

HCR 221 Author: Merritt
Last Action: 05/26/2005 S Received from the House
Caption: Congratulating Jacksonville native and Longview resident Neal McCoy on winning the 2005 Humanitarian Award at the 40th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards and designating October 1, 2005, as Neal McCoy Day in Texas.

HJR 99 Author: Merritt
Last Action: 04/27/2005 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment to prohibit an inheritance tax unless approved by a majority of registered voters in a statewide referendum.

HR 558 Author: Merritt
Last Action: 03/03/2005 H Reported enrolled: Mar 3 2005 8:01AM
Caption: Recognizing March 1, 2005, as Kilgore Day at the State Capitol.

HR 796 Author: Merritt
Last Action: 03/16/2005 H Reported enrolled: Mar 16 2005 1:57PM
Caption: Recognizing March 17, 2005, as Women in Longview Day.

HR 1117 Author: Merritt
Last Action: 04/25/2005 H Reported enrolled: Apr 25 2005 6:10PM
Caption: In memory of Judge Marcus Fay Vascocu of Longview.

HR 1118 Author: Merritt | Bonnen
Last Action: 04/25/2005 H Reported enrolled: Apr 25 2005 6:10PM
Caption: In memory of Odis Ray Hill of Longview.

HR 1751 Author: Merritt
Last Action: 05/26/2005 H Reported enrolled: May 26 2005 10:36AM
Caption: Honoring the 2005 Kilgore Rotary Club Scholar Athletes for their academic and athletic accomplishments.

HR 1752 Author: Merritt
Last Action: 05/26/2005 H Reported enrolled: May 26 2005 10:36AM
Caption: Honoring Casey Zager of Longview for his participation in the international exchange program Beyond Borders.

HR 1753 Author: Merritt
Last Action: 05/26/2005 H Reported enrolled: May 26 2005 10:36AM
Caption: Honoring Travis Martin on being named the Lion of the Year by the Kilgore Lions Club.

HR 1754 Author: Merritt
Last Action: 05/26/2005 H Reported enrolled: May 26 2005 10:36AM
Caption: Honoring O. Rufus Lovett of Kilgore College on being named a Piper Professor by the Minnie Stevens Piper Foundation of San Antonio.

HR 1755 Author: Merritt
Last Action: 05/26/2005 H Reported enrolled: May 26 2005 10:36AM
Caption: Honoring Roy and Louise Hollingsworth of Longview on the occasion of their 60th wedding anniversary.

HR 1756 Author: Merritt
Last Action: 05/26/2005 H Reported enrolled: May 26 2005 10:36AM
Caption: Honoring the city of Lindale on the occasion of its centennial celebration.

HR 1757 Author: Merritt
Last Action: 05/26/2005 H Reported enrolled: May 26 2005 10:36AM
Caption: Honoring Shannon Marie Mitchell of Longview for her receipt of the Rase Brothers Award from The University of Texas Department of Chemical Engineering.

HR 1758 Author: Merritt
Last Action: 05/26/2005 H Reported enrolled: May 26 2005 10:36AM
Caption: Honoring David and Caranelle Bodenheimer of Gladewater on their 50th anniversary.

HR 1822 Author: Merritt | Herrero | Noriega, Melissa | Hunter
Last Action: 06/01/2005 H Reported enrolled: Jun 1 2005 11:32AM
Caption: Honoring Lieutenant General Wayne D. Marty on the occasion of his retirement as Texas adjutant general.

HR 2062 Author: Merritt
Last Action: 06/06/2005 H Reported enrolled: Jun 6 2005 10:50AM
Caption: Honoring the staff of the Panther's Paw at Spring Hill High School for the school's award-winning newspaper.

HR 2063 Author: Merritt
Last Action: 06/06/2005 H Reported enrolled: Jun 6 2005 10:50AM
Caption: Congratulating the staff of the award-winning 2004 Spring Hill High School Panther yearbook.

HR 2064 Author: Merritt
Last Action: 06/06/2005 H Reported enrolled: Jun 6 2005 10:50AM
Caption: Honoring Deborah Bell of Gilmer for being named a Remarkable Woman by Johnson & Johnson.

HR 2065 Author: Merritt
Last Action: 06/06/2005 H Reported enrolled: Jun 6 2005 10:50AM
Caption: Honoring the Kilgore High School varsity band on earning first-division ratings in the Region IV UIL Concert and Sightreading competitions.

HR 2111 Author: Merritt
Last Action: 06/06/2005 H Reported enrolled: Jun 6 2005 10:50AM
Caption: In memory of John Wayne Gregory of Baytown.

HR 2185 Author: Merritt
Last Action: 06/01/2005 H Reported enrolled: Jun 1 2005 11:32AM
Caption: Congratulating the Lindale High School academic team on its success at the 2005 UIL state academic meet.

HR 2313 Author: Merritt
Last Action: 06/06/2005 H Reported enrolled: Jun 6 2005 10:50AM
Caption: Honoring Joe L. White for his involvement with the East Texas Oil Museum.

Joint Author (11):
HB 366 Author: Hegar | Branch | Merritt
Sponsor: Zaffirini
Last Action: 05/20/2005 S Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to use of safety belts and child passenger safety seat systems.

HB 391 Author: Smith, Todd | Baxter | Merritt | Brown, Betty | Oliveira
Last Action: 05/12/2005 H Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to computer-assisted hunting from remote locations; providing penalties.

HB 605 Author: Berman | Flynn | Merritt | Hughes | Hopson
Last Action: 03/29/2005 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to authorizing The University of Texas Health Science Center at Tyler to offer courses and degree programs in allied health and related fields.

HB 1645 Author: Hughes | Brown, Betty | Merritt | Flynn | Reyna
Sponsor: Eltife | Deuell
Last Action: 06/17/2005 E Effective on 9/1/05
Caption: Relating to the designation of United States Highway 80 in this state as the World War II Veterans Memorial Highway.

HB 2203 Author: Hughes | Merritt | Berman
Last Action: 05/09/2005 H Laid on the table subject to call
Caption: Relating to the powers and duties of the General Land Office and the disposition of certain unsurveyed public school land.

HB 2644 Author: Hughes | Frost | Hopson | Merritt | Pickett
Last Action: 05/12/2005 S Referred to Business & Commerce
Caption: Relating to delay in the deregulation of certain electric utilities.

HCR 111 Author: Hopson | Merritt
Sponsor: Eltife
Last Action: 05/27/2005 E Signed by the Governor
Caption: Honoring the silver anniversary of the East Texas Oil Museum in Kilgore and the diamond anniversary of the discovery of the East Texas Oil Field.

HCR 146 Author: Craddick | Merritt | Thompson | Dunnam | Hochberg
Sponsor: Armbrister
Last Action: 05/06/2005 E Signed by the Governor
Caption: Honoring Pope Benedict XVI on his election to the papacy.

HJR 82 Author: Hughes | Merritt | Berman
Last Action: 05/09/2005 H Laid on the table subject to call
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment clearing land titles by relinquishing and releasing any state claim to sovereign ownership or title to interest in certain land.

HR 1173 Author: Hughes | Merritt
Last Action: 04/13/2005 H Filed
Caption: Congratulating Gene Keenon of Laird Hill on his receipt of the Regional Citizen of the Year Award from the East Texas COG.

HR 1247 Author: Hughes | Merritt
Last Action: 05/02/2005 H Reported enrolled: May 2 2005 8:36AM
Caption: Honoring Gene Keenon of Laird Hill on his receipt of the Regional Committee Service Award from the East Texas Council of Governments.

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