Texas Legislature
Bills Authored / Joint Authored
Rep. George "Buddy" West
79th Legislature Regular Session
Report Date: 11/17/2017

Number of Bills: 45

Report Sections:

Author (45):
HB 97 Author: West, George "Buddy"
Last Action: 05/13/2005 H Laid on the table subject to call
Caption: Relating to the Ector County Hospital District.

HB 380 Author: West, George "Buddy"
Sponsor: Armbrister
Last Action: 06/17/2005 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to oil and gas well plugging insurance policies.

HB 471 Author: West, George "Buddy"
Last Action: 02/23/2005 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the authority of a gas utility to implement a rate change by posting a bond.

HB 472 Author: West, George "Buddy"
Sponsor: Armbrister
Last Action: 05/27/2005 E Effective on 9/1/05
Caption: Relating to annual fees imposed by the Railroad Commission of Texas in connection with surface coal mining and reclamation operations.

HB 473 Author: West, George "Buddy"
Sponsor: Armbrister
Last Action: 06/18/2005 E Effective on 9/1/05
Caption: Relating to examinations for licenses to engage in certain liquefied petroleum gas-related activities.

HB 474 Author: West, George "Buddy"
Sponsor: Armbrister
Last Action: 06/18/2005 E Effective on 9/1/05
Caption: Relating to the duty of a gas utility to report certain transactions to the Railroad Commission of Texas.

HB 475 Author: West, George "Buddy"
Last Action: 04/06/2005 S Referred to Natural Resources
Caption: Relating to the exemption of the sale of certain liquefied petroleum gas containers from the liquefied petroleum gas-related activities for which a person is required to obtain a license from the Railroad Commission of Texas.

HB 484 Author: West, George "Buddy"
Sponsor: Armbrister
Last Action: 06/18/2005 E Effective on 9/1/05
Caption: Relating to the filing of electric logs with the Railroad Commission of Texas.

HB 773 Author: West, George "Buddy"
Sponsor: Armbrister
Last Action: 06/17/2005 E Effective on 9/1/05
Caption: Relating to certain purchases by the Railroad Commission of Texas.

HB 872 Author: West, George "Buddy"
Sponsor: Armbrister
Last Action: 06/18/2005 E Effective on 9/1/05
Caption: Relating to the rates and fees related to pipeline inspection and gas utility services.

HB 951 Author: West, George "Buddy"
Sponsor: Seliger
Last Action: 06/17/2005 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to certain activities in easements and rights-of-way of pipeline facilities.

HB 1078 Author: West, George "Buddy" | Van Arsdale
Last Action: 04/20/2005 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to changing the name of the Railroad Commission of Texas to the Texas Energy Commission.

HB 1079 Author: West, George "Buddy"
Sponsor: Seliger
Last Action: 06/18/2005 E Effective on 9/1/05
Caption: Relating to the eligibility of certain judges to retire with full benefits.

HB 1202 Author: West, George "Buddy"
Last Action: 05/10/2005 H Comm. report sent to Local & Consent Calendar
Caption: Relating to severance tax credits for continued production from certain low-producing gas wells and oil leases.

HB 1586 Author: West, George "Buddy"
Sponsor: Seliger
Last Action: 06/18/2005 E Effective on 9/1/05
Caption: Relating to the transaction of business by the Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Court of Appeals District.

HB 1587 Author: West, George "Buddy"
Sponsor: Seliger
Last Action: 06/18/2005 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to liability and validation issues of the Downtown Midland Management District.

HB 1816 Author: West, George "Buddy"
Sponsor: Shapiro
Last Action: 05/26/2005 H Senate Amendments printed and distributed: May 26 2005 10:15AM
Caption: Relating to the transfer of powers and duties over railroads from the Railroad Commission of Texas to the Texas Department of Transportation.

HB 1825 Author: West, George "Buddy"
Last Action: 04/12/2005 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to authorizing the issuance of revenue bonds for The University of Texas of the Permian Basin.

HB 2020 Author: West, George "Buddy"
Last Action: 03/14/2005 H Referred to Energy Resources
Caption: Relating to the transfer of the state energy conservation office to the Railroad Commission of Texas.

HB 2160 Author: West, George "Buddy"
Last Action: 04/20/2005 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the Texas Energy Education Council; authorizing the imposition of an assessment on producers of oil, gas, and condensate.

HB 2161 Author: West, George "Buddy"
Sponsor: Seliger
Last Action: 06/06/2005 E See remarks for effective date
Caption: Relating to the power of the Railroad Commission of Texas to adopt and enforce safety standards and practices applicable to the transportation by pipeline of certain substances and to certain pipeline facilities, the provision of severance tax credits and exemptions and other incentives and procedures for producing oil or gas from certain wells or plugging wells, and the procedure for computing severance taxes in connection with certain gas sales; imposing an administrative penalty.

HB 2172 Author: West, George "Buddy"
Sponsor: Seliger
Last Action: 06/17/2005 E Effective on 9/1/05
Caption: Relating to eligibility for a license or registration for an exemption to engage in liquefied petroleum gas-related activities and to disciplinary action against licensees and registrants.

HB 2258 Author: West, George "Buddy"
Last Action: 05/05/2005 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to requiring sex offender registration based on a violation of the offense of obscenity.

HB 2439 Author: West, George "Buddy"
Last Action: 04/27/2005 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the enforcement of the laws governing plugging of abandoned oil and gas wells and preventing, controlling, or cleaning up oil and gas wastes or other substances or materials regulated by the Railroad Commission of Texas.

HB 2440 Author: West, George "Buddy"
Sponsor: Armbrister
Last Action: 06/18/2005 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the regulation by the Railroad Commission of Texas of activities associated with multiple accumulations of hydrocarbons from which production by commingling of hydrocarbons is authorized.

HB 2482 Author: West, George "Buddy"
Last Action: 05/04/2005 H Failed to receive affirmative vote in comm.
Caption: Relating to the financial security requirements for certain operators of oil and gas wells.

HB 2980 Author: West, George "Buddy"
Last Action: 05/10/2005 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to incentives for operators to assume regulatory responsibility for orphaned oil or gas wells; providing penalties.

HB 2982 Author: West, George "Buddy"
Last Action: 05/10/2005 H Comm. report sent to Local & Consent Calendar
Caption: Relating to the transfer of the regulation of injection wells used for in situ uranium mining or for the disposal of waste from in situ uranium mining from the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality to the Railroad Commission of Texas.

HB 2983 Author: West, George "Buddy"
Last Action: 05/12/2005 H Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to encouraging production from oil wells.

HB 2984 Author: West, George "Buddy"
Sponsor: Armbrister
Last Action: 05/19/2005 S No action taken in committee
Caption: Relating to the composition of and use of money in the oil-field cleanup fund.

HB 2986 Author: West, George "Buddy"
Last Action: 05/11/2005 H Postponed
Caption: Relating to the informal resolution of certain proceedings conducted by the Railroad Commission of Texas.

HB 3094 Author: West, George "Buddy"
Last Action: 04/20/2005 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the creation of the Texas Energy Planning Council.

HB 3095 Author: West, George "Buddy"
Last Action: 04/28/2005 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to use of electronically readable information from a driver's license or personal identification certificate by certain entities.

HB 3096 Author: West, George "Buddy"
Last Action: 04/12/2005 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the energy efficiency goal of electric utilities.

HB 3279 Author: West, George "Buddy"
Last Action: 03/21/2005 H Referred to Transportation
Caption: Relating to statewide coordination of public transportation.

HB 3573 Author: West, George "Buddy"
Sponsor: Seliger
Last Action: 05/24/2005 S Placed on intent calendar
Caption: Relating to the authority of certain counties to impose a hotel occupancy tax.

HCR 51 Author: West, George "Buddy" | Craddick
Sponsor: Seliger
Last Action: 03/01/2005 E Signed by the Governor
Caption: Designating February 15 as Midland-Odessa Day at the State Capitol.

HCR 96 Author: West, George "Buddy"
Last Action: 05/17/2005 S Referred to Natural Resources
Caption: Declaring legislative support for the continued expansion of Texas' energy generation capacity and its leading role in energy generation through the development of liquefied natural gas receiving terminals in the state.

HCR 225 Author: West, George "Buddy"
Sponsor: Nelson
Last Action: 06/18/2005 E Signed by the Governor
Caption: Recalling H.B. No. 872 from the Secretary of the Senate.

HCR 227 Author: West, George "Buddy"
Last Action: 05/27/2005 H Filed
Caption: Recalling H.B. No. 872 from the senate to the house for further consideration.

HR 530 Author: West, George "Buddy"
Last Action: 03/23/2005 H Withdrawn from calendar
Caption: Honoring Charles R. Perry and Nancy Jo Perry of Odessa on their 50th wedding anniversary.

HR 690 Author: West, George "Buddy"
Last Action: 03/30/2005 H Reported enrolled: Mar 30 2005 8:05AM
Caption: Honoring Charles R. Perry and Nancy Jo Perry of Odessa on their 50th wedding anniversary.

HR 702 Author: West, George "Buddy"
Last Action: 04/04/2005 H Reported enrolled: Apr 4 2005 11:23AM
Caption: In memory of A. R. "Happy" Dyer of Odessa.

HR 1127 Author: West, George "Buddy"
Last Action: 04/25/2005 H Reported enrolled: Apr 25 2005 6:10PM
Caption: In memory of Barnie Ray Jones of Odessa.

HR 1803 Author: West, George "Buddy"
Last Action: 06/01/2005 H Reported enrolled: Jun 1 2005 11:32AM
Caption: Honoring Jim Schaefer on his retirement from CenterPoint Energy.

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