Texas Legislature
Bills Sponsored / Joint Sponsored
Sen. Todd Staples
79th Legislature Regular Session
Report Date: 11/25/2017

Number of Bills: 52

Report Sections: Sponsored Bills | Joint Sponsored Bills

Sponsor (51):
HB 7 Author: Solomons | Giddings | Hamric | Dunnam
Sponsor: Staples
Last Action: 06/01/2005 E Effective on 9/1/05
Caption: Relating to the continuation and operation of the workers' compensation system of this state and to the abolition of the Texas Workers' Compensation Commission, the establishment of the office of injured employee counsel, and the transfer of the powers and duties of the Texas Workers' Compensation Commission to the division of workers' compensation of the Texas Department of Insurance and the office of injured employee counsel, and to the provision of workers' compensation benefits to injured employees and the regulation of workers' compensation insurers; providing administrative and criminal penalties.

HB 39 Author: Eissler
Sponsor: Staples
Last Action: 06/18/2005 E Effective on 9/1/05
Caption: Relating to outdoor burning of household refuse in certain counties; creating an offense.

HB 308 Author: Hope
Sponsor: Staples
Last Action: 06/18/2005 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to discipline in public schools and the assignment of certain public school students involved in a sexual assault.

HB 312 Author: McReynolds
Sponsor: Staples
Last Action: 06/18/2005 E Effective on 9/1/05
Caption: Relating to the additional tax imposed on land appraised for ad valorem taxation as timber land that is claimed as part of a residence homestead or diverted to certain other uses.

HB 598 Author: Blake | McReynolds
Sponsor: Staples
Last Action: 06/17/2005 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to a recreational sports fee at Stephen F. Austin State University.

HB 604 Author: Hopson
Sponsor: Staples
Last Action: 05/24/2005 E Effective on 9/1/05
Caption: Relating to participation as an annuitant under the Texas Employees Group Benefits Act.

HB 649 Author: Krusee
Sponsor: Staples
Last Action: 05/23/2005 S Committee report printed and distributed: May 23 2005 6:03PM
Caption: Relating to the funding of transportation projects by the Texas Department of Transportation.

HB 661 Author: Branch | Flynn | Bonnen | Kolkhorst | Rodriguez
Sponsor: Staples
Last Action: 05/16/2005 S No action taken in committee
Caption: Relating to allowing designated public school libraries to participate in group purchasing agreements with the TexShare Library Consortium.

HB 747 Author: McReynolds
Sponsor: Staples
Last Action: 06/18/2005 E Effective on 9/1/05
Caption: Relating to the designation of the El Camino East/West Corridor.

HB 809 Author: Hilderbran
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 957 Author: Pickett
Sponsor: Staples
Last Action: 05/27/2005 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the valuation of state-owned real property.

HB 962 Author: Krusee
Sponsor: Staples
Last Action: 06/17/2005 E Effective on 9/1/05
Caption: Relating to requiring the Texas Department of Transportation to include in the unified transportation program a list of transportation projects that the department considers to be eligible for tolling or feasible for tolling.

HB 1053 Author: Hope
Sponsor: Staples
Last Action: 06/18/2005 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the location of certain municipal solid waste landfills.

HB 1054 Author: Hope
Sponsor: Staples
Last Action: 06/18/2005 E Effective on 9/1/05
Caption: Relating to the creation of the Montgomery County Municipal Utility District No. 100; providing authority to impose a tax and issue bonds; granting the power of eminent domain.

HB 1055 Author: Hope
Sponsor: Staples
Last Action: 06/18/2005 E Effective on 9/1/05
Caption: Relating to the creation of the Montgomery County Municipal Utility District No. 101; providing authority to impose a tax and issue bonds; granting the power of eminent domain.

HB 1066 Author: Hegar | Driver | Pena | Homer | Flynn
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 1139 Author: McReynolds
Sponsor: Staples
Last Action: 05/24/2005 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to certain bonds required for employees of the General Land Office.

HB 1350 Author: Denny
Sponsor: Staples
Last Action: 06/17/2005 E Effective on 9/1/05
Caption: Relating to the definition of a salvage motor vehicle.

HB 1480 Author: Gattis
Sponsor: Staples
Last Action: 06/17/2005 E Effective on 9/1/05
Caption: Relating to the issuance of certain special license plates.

HB 1546 Author: McClendon | Krusee | Herrero | Hamric | Guillen
Sponsor: Staples
Last Action: 06/18/2005 E Effective on adoption of const. amendment
Caption: Relating to the administration and use of the Texas rail relocation and improvement fund and the issuance of obligations for financing the relocation, construction, reconstruction, acquisition, improvement, rehabilitation, and expansion of certain rail facilities.

HB 1632 Author: Hope
Sponsor: Staples
Last Action: 06/18/2005 E Effective on 9/1/05
Caption: Relating to the powers of a property owners' association relating to restrictive covenants in certain subdivisions.

HB 1747 Author: Keffer, Jim | Frost | Cook, Byron
Sponsor: Staples
Last Action: 06/17/2005 E Effective on 9/1/05
Caption: Relating to the creation of and funding for the Texas Entrepreneurship Network.

HB 1812 Author: Hamilton
Sponsor: Staples
Last Action: 06/18/2005 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to annexation and incorporation procedures for certain unincorporated areas in certain counties.

HB 1981 Author: Blake | McReynolds
Sponsor: Staples
Last Action: 06/18/2005 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the amount of the fee that the Pineywoods Groundwater Conservation District may impose on a well.

HB 1982 Author: Blake | McReynolds | Cook, Byron | Escobar
Sponsor: Staples
Last Action: 05/27/2005 E Effective on 9/1/05
Caption: Relating to the creation and operation of a Texas Certified Retirement Community Program.

HB 2077 Author: Kolkhorst
Sponsor: Staples
Last Action: 06/18/2005 E Effective on 9/1/05
Caption: Relating to the prohibition of wireless communications devices in correctional facilities operated by or under contract with the Texas Department of Criminal Justice; providing penalties.

HB 2137 Author: Phillips
Sponsor: Staples
Last Action: 05/20/2005 S Committee report printed and distributed: May 20 2005 11:29AM
Caption: Relating to the construction or improvement of buildings by the Texas Department of Transportation.

HB 2217 Author: McCall
Sponsor: Staples
Last Action: 06/18/2005 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the management of public school land and the permanent school fund.

HB 2337 Author: Corte, Frank | Escobar | Gallego
Sponsor: Staples
Last Action: 06/18/2005 E Effective on 9/1/05
Caption: Relating to the use of information provided by an applicant for a driver's license or personal identification certificate in an image verification system.

HB 2370 Author: McReynolds | Blake | Hughes
Sponsor: Staples
Last Action: 05/25/2005 S Removed from local & uncontested calendar
Caption: Relating to the regulation of poultry facilities.

HB 2382 Author: Hegar
Sponsor: Staples
Last Action: 06/18/2005 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to training requirements for certain chief appraisers of appraisal districts.

HB 2652 Author: Krusee
Sponsor: Staples
Last Action: 05/23/2005 S Committee report printed and distributed: May 23 2005 1:39PM
Caption: Relating to the creation of a private activity bond program for highway and surface freight facilities.

HB 2702 Author: Krusee
Sponsor: Staples
Last Action: 06/14/2005 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the construction, acquisition, financing, maintenance, management, operation, ownership, and control of transportation facilities and the progress, improvement, policing, and safety of transportation in this state; providing a penalty.

HB 2704 Author: Krusee
Sponsor: Staples
Last Action: 05/23/2005 S Committee report printed and distributed: May 23 2005 12:09PM
Caption: Relating to the construction, maintenance, or operation of toll or nontoll projects or facilities.

HB 2833 Author: Cook, Robby | Cook, Byron
Sponsor: Staples
Last Action: 05/26/2005 S Motion withdrawn
Caption: Relating to the protection of private real property from regulatory takings.

HB 3016 Author: Hill
Sponsor: Staples
Last Action: 06/17/2005 E Vetoed by the Governor
Caption: Relating to the determination of the market value of certain drug supplies for ad valorem property tax purposes.

HB 3048 Author: Hopson
Sponsor: Staples
Last Action: 06/18/2005 E Effective on 9/1/05
Caption: Relating to insurance coverage for certain structures.

HB 3115 Author: Corte, Frank
Sponsor: Staples
Last Action: 05/23/2005 S Committee report printed and distributed: May 23 2005 12:42PM
Caption: Relating to the creation of permanent special advisory committees to advise the governor on certain homeland security activities.

HB 3199 Author: Hope
Sponsor: Staples
Last Action: 06/17/2005 E Effective on 9/1/05
Caption: Relating to the terms of court of the 410th District Court.

HB 3269 Author: Blake | McReynolds | Dunnam
Sponsor: Staples
Last Action: 06/18/2005 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the duties of the Texas Historical Commission relating to El Camino Real de los Tejas National Historic Trail.

HB 3297 Author: Bohac
Sponsor: Staples
Last Action: 06/18/2005 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the inclusion of certain public school accountability information in a student's grade report card and on a school district's Internet website.

HB 3481 Author: Hope
Sponsor: Staples
Last Action: 06/17/2005 E Effective on 9/1/05
Caption: Relating to the appointment of magistrates in the district courts and statutory county courts in Montgomery County.

HB 3514 Author: Eissler
Sponsor: Staples
Last Action: 05/20/2005 S Committee report printed and distributed: May 20 2005 7:18AM
Caption: Relating to the powers and duties of the Southwest Montgomery County Improvement District.

HB 3563 Author: King, Phil | Bailey | Morrison | Luna | Swinford
Sponsor: Staples
Last Action: 06/18/2005 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the use of anabolic steroids by public school students.

HCR 159 Author: King, Phil
Sponsor: Staples
Last Action: 06/18/2005 E Signed by the Governor
Caption: Welcoming the World Congress on Information Technology to Austin in May 2006.

HCR 166 Author: Chisum
Sponsor: Staples
Last Action: 06/18/2005 E Signed by the Governor
Caption: Memorializing congress to increase funding to the fully authorized level and include advance funds for the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program and to pursue a more equitable funding allocation formula for the program.

HCR 193 Author: Davis, John
Sponsor: Staples
Last Action: 06/18/2005 E Signed by the Governor
Caption: Supporting Texas' application for a Mental Health Transformation State Incentive Grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

HCR 245 Author: Krusee
Sponsor: Staples
Last Action: 06/18/2005 E Signed by the Governor
Caption: Instructing the enrolling clerk of the house to make corrections to H.B. No. 2702.

HJR 6 Author: Chisum | Hartnett | Hopson | Howard, Charlie | McReynolds
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 54 Author: McClendon | Krusee
Sponsor: Staples
Last Action: 06/06/2005 E Filed with the Secretary of State
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment creating the Texas rail relocation and improvement fund and authorizing grants of money and issuance of obligations for financing the relocation, construction, reconstruction, acquisition, improvement, rehabilitation, and expansion of certain rail facilities.

HJR 79 Author: Krusee
Sponsor: Staples
Last Action: 05/27/2005 E Filed with the Secretary of State
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to provide for a six-year term for a board member of a regional mobility authority.

Joint Sponsor (1):
HCR 19 Author: Berman
Sponsor: Eltife | Deuell | Staples
Last Action: 03/11/2005 E Signed by the Governor
Caption: Designating February 28 to March 1, 2005, as Tyler Days at the State Capitol.

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