Texas Legislature
Bills Coauthored
Rep. Tommy Merritt
79th Legislature Regular Session
Report Date: 11/17/2017

Number of Bills: 39

HB 52 Author: Hopson | Farabee | Hughes | Menendez
Coauthor: Allen, Alma | Anchia | Bailey | Blake | Bonnen | et al.
Last Action: 01/27/2005 H Referred to Public Education
Caption: Relating to health coverage or compensation supplementation for certain education employees.

HB 116 Author: Geren | Escobar | Cook, Byron | Leibowitz
Coauthor: Merritt
Last Action: 05/11/2005 H Laid on the table subject to call
Caption: Relating to the establishment of the farm and ranch lands conservation program.

HB 129 Author: Berman | Orr | Cook, Robby | Blake | McReynolds
Coauthor: Cook, Byron | Gallego | Gonzalez Toureilles | Griggs | Homer | et al.
Sponsor: Eltife
Last Action: 06/18/2005 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the authority to require a convicted person to perform manual labor for a nonprofit organization or a cemetery maintained by the county.

HB 225 Author: Driver | Keel | Hupp | Rose | Hegar
Coauthor: Anderson | Bailey | Baxter | Berman | Blake | et al.
Sponsor: Deuell
Last Action: 06/18/2005 E Effective on 9/1/05
Caption: Relating to the issuance and expiration of certain licenses to carry a concealed handgun.

HB 259 Author: Elkins | Bonnen | Hughes | Riddle | Keffer, Jim
Coauthor: Anderson | Bohac | Branch | Brown, Fred | Callegari | et al.
Sponsor: Jackson, Mike
Last Action: 05/12/2005 S Motion to suspend regular order fails
Caption: Relating to the powers of a county, municipality, or local entity with respect to the regulation of traffic on highways under its jurisdiction.

HB 474 Author: West, George "Buddy"
Coauthor: Merritt
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 507 Author: Moreno, Joe E.
Coauthor: Geren | Merritt
Last Action: 02/07/2005 H Referred to Civil Practices
Caption: Relating to civil liability of certain volunteer health care providers.

HB 685 Author: Rose | Berman | Guillen
Coauthor: Anderson | Branch | Herrero | McReynolds | Merritt | et al.
Sponsor: Van de Putte
Last Action: 05/24/2005 E Effective on 9/1/05
Caption: Relating to the requirements that apply to certain armed forces personnel who apply to obtain or renew a concealed handgun license.

HB 692 Author: Menendez | Riddle | Hupp | Dukes | Vo
Coauthor: Allen, Alma | Allen, Ray | Alonzo | Anchia | Baxter | et al.
Last Action: 05/12/2005 S Referred to Criminal Justice
Caption: Relating to the punishment for and certain civil consequences of committing the offense of prostitution.

HB 809 Author: Hilderbran
Coauthor: Allen, Alma | Denny | Jackson, Jim | Leibowitz | Merritt | et al.
Sponsor: Staples
Last Action: 06/18/2005 E Effective on 1/1/06
Caption: Relating to excepting certain motor vehicles owned by an individual and used for the production of income from required rendition for ad valorem tax purposes.

HB 823 Author: Keel | Pena | Gonzalez Toureilles | Eissler | Hupp
Coauthor: Anderson | Baxter | Brown, Betty | Campbell | Casteel | et al.
Sponsor: Hinojosa
Last Action: 06/16/2005 E Effective on 9/1/05
Caption: Relating to the applicability of the offense of unlawful carrying of weapons to certain persons and to the consequence of certain presumptions in the prosecution of a criminal offense.

HB 864 Author: King, Phil | Hill | Hegar | Goolsby
Coauthor: Allen, Ray | Anderson | Berman | Blake | Bonnen | et al.
Last Action: 04/11/2005 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the regulation of the cloning of human beings; providing penalties.

HB 894 Author: Hodge | Branch | Chavez | Anchia | Pena
Coauthor: Allen, Alma | Allen, Ray | Alonzo | Anderson | Bailey | et al.
Sponsor: West, Royce
Last Action: 05/27/2005 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to produce samples at municipally owned farmers' markets.

HB 941 Author: Geren | Rose | Menendez
Coauthor: Dawson | Farrar | Homer | Leibowitz | Martinez, "Mando" | et al.
Sponsor: Eltife
Last Action: 06/17/2005 E Effective on 9/1/05
Caption: Relating to restrictions on the use of claims history for certain water damage.

HB 1066 Author: Hegar | Driver | Pena | Homer | Flynn
Coauthor: Anderson | Guillen | Hopson | Laubenberg | McReynolds | et al.
Sponsor: Staples
Last Action: 05/17/2005 S No action taken in committee
Caption: Relating to the issuance of concealed handgun licenses to residents of other states and to reciprocity agreements with other states concerning concealed handgun licenses.

HB 1076 Author: Crabb | Guillen | Anderson | Eissler | Escobar
Coauthor: Denny | Hopson | Leibowitz | Merritt | Miller | et al.
Sponsor: Van de Putte
Last Action: 05/24/2005 E Effective on 9/1/05
Caption: Relating to waiving hunting and fishing license fees for certain military personnel.

HB 1170 Author: Miller | Delisi | Hupp | Pickett | Hunter
Coauthor: Anderson | Escobar | Guillen | Hopson | Merritt | et al.
Sponsor: Shapleigh
Last Action: 06/17/2005 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the award of higher education course credit for the completion of certain military training and to readmission to a public institution of higher education of students who withdraw to perform active military service.

HB 1212 Author: King, Phil | Bonnen | Swinford | Allen, Ray | Escobar
Coauthor: Anderson | Baxter | Berman | Blake | Bohac | et al.
Last Action: 05/12/2005 H Laid on the table subject to call
Caption: Relating to abortion and parental consent to an abortion; providing penalties.

HB 1348 Author: Eiland | Smith, Todd | Anchia
Coauthor: Allen, Alma | Alonzo | Bailey | Baxter | Bonnen | et al.
Last Action: 05/02/2005 H Failed to receive affirmative vote in comm.
Caption: Relating to political contributions and expenditures; providing civil and criminal penalties.

HB 1500 Author: Moreno, Joe E.
Coauthor: Geren | Merritt
Last Action: 02/28/2005 H Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to the creation of an offense involving certain sales of tickets to events; providing a penalty.

HB 1612 Author: Olivo
Coauthor: Allen, Alma | Alonzo | Anchia | Bailey | Casteel | et al.
Last Action: 05/03/2005 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to promotion of students to certain grade levels in public school.

HB 1613 Author: Olivo
Coauthor: Allen, Alma | Alonzo | Anchia | Bailey | Bohac | et al.
Last Action: 05/03/2005 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the requirements for a high school diploma.

HB 1624 Author: Goolsby | Giddings | Driver | Harper-Brown | Jackson, Jim
Coauthor: Allen, Ray | Anchia | Blake | Branch | Crownover | et al.
Last Action: 04/12/2005 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the establishment of a law school in the city of Dallas by the University of North Texas System.

HB 1771 Author: Delisi | Hill | McReynolds | Coleman | Truitt
Coauthor: Allen, Alma | Allen, Ray | Alonzo | Anchia | Anderson | et al.
Sponsor: Nelson
Last Action: 06/18/2005 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the Medicaid managed care delivery system.

HB 2199 Author: Madden | Branch
Coauthor: Merritt
Sponsor: Deuell
Last Action: 06/18/2005 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the salaries of a county elections administrator and the administrator's employees.

HB 2451 Author: Moreno, Joe E.
Coauthor: Branch | Geren | Merritt
Sponsor: Gallegos
Last Action: 06/17/2005 E Effective on 9/1/05
Caption: Relating to the sale, service, and delivery of alcoholic beverages; providing penalties.

HB 2696 Author: Anchia | Hartnett | Jackson, Jim | Vo
Coauthor: Allen, Alma | Alonzo | Branch | Burnam | Campbell | et al.
Sponsor: West, Royce
Last Action: 06/18/2005 E Effective on 9/1/05
Caption: Relating to the licensing and regulation of massage therapy and massage establishments and certain services related to massage; providing penalties.

HB 2969 Author: Menendez
Coauthor: Allen, Alma | Alonzo | Burnam | Campbell | Coleman | et al.
Last Action: 04/27/2005 H No action taken in committee
Caption: Relating to the disclosure of certain information from an early voting roster.

HB 2997 Author: Morrison | Truitt | Olivo | Brown, Betty | Casteel
Coauthor: Allen, Ray | Anderson | Berman | Blake | Bohac | et al.
Last Action: 05/04/2005 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to the reporting of abortion; creating an offense.

HB 3224 Author: Riddle | Goolsby | Gallego | Escobar | Uresti
Coauthor: Allen, Alma | Allen, Ray | Anchia | Anderson | Bailey | et al.
Last Action: 05/10/2005 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to benefits for certain members of the United States armed forces and the Texas National Guard and their survivors.

HB 3305 Author: Isett, Carl | Hegar | Bonnen | Swinford | Homer
Coauthor: Allen, Ray | Anderson | Berman | Blake | Branch | et al.
Last Action: 04/13/2005 H No action taken in committee
Caption: Relating to coercing a woman to have an abortion and parental notification of abortion; creating offenses.

HB 3472 Author: Moreno, Joe E. | Gallego
Coauthor: Branch | Geren | Merritt
Last Action: 03/23/2005 H Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
Caption: Relating to the punishment for the offense of theft committed during a natural disaster.

HCR 36 Author: Smith, Wayne | Escobar | Berman | Goodman | Zedler
Coauthor: Anderson | Branch | Brown, Betty | Campbell | Castro | et al.
Sponsor: Hinojosa
Last Action: 05/20/2005 E Signed by the Governor
Caption: Giving legislative authorization to a Vietnam War monument for the Capitol grounds, subject to state law and rules of the State Preservation Board.

HCR 89 Author: Grusendorf | Hughes | Bohac | Smithee | Paxton
Coauthor: Allen, Ray | Anderson | Baxter | Berman | Bonnen | et al.
Sponsor: Brimer
Last Action: 05/28/2005 E Signed by the Governor
Caption: In memory of President Ronald Wilson Reagan.

HCR 208 Author: Coleman
Coauthor: Allen, Alma | Allen, Ray | Alonzo | Anchia | Anderson | et al.
Last Action: 05/25/2005 S Received from the House
Caption: Encouraging the board of regents of Texas Southern University to name a building, an outdoor plaza, or an interior space of honor on the campus after the Honorable Joe E. Moreno.

HJR 6 Author: Chisum | Hartnett | Hopson | Howard, Charlie | McReynolds
Coauthor: Allen, Ray | Anderson | Berman | Blake | Bohac | et al.
Sponsor: Staples
Last Action: 05/25/2005 E Filed with the Secretary of State
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment providing that marriage in this state consists only of the union of one man and one woman.

HJR 44 Author: McReynolds | Escobar | Smith, Wayne | Berman | Corte, Frank
Coauthor: Allen, Alma | Allen, Ray | Anderson | Bailey | Blake | et al.
Last Action: 04/19/2005 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment to authorize an increase in the amount of the ad valorem tax exemptions for veterans who are certified as having certain disability ratings.

HR 5 Author: Keel | Hamric | McClendon | Luna | Dutton
Coauthor: Allen, Ray | Berman | Blake | Bohac | Branch | et al.
Last Action: 01/14/2005 H Reported enrolled: Jan 14 2005 8:52AM
Caption: House Rules of Procedure for the 79th Legislature.

HR 516 Author: Raymond
Coauthor: Blake | Branch | Brown, Betty | Callegari | Campbell | et al.
Last Action: 03/30/2005 H Referred to House Administration
Caption: Amending the Housekeeping Resolution to provide for display of the motto "In God We Trust" in the House chamber.

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