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HB 3902 85-0 (2017) Author: Thompson, Senfronia | et. al. Relating to commencement and prosecution of certain actions by and to investigations conducted by district and county attorneys under the Deceptive Trade Practices-Consumer Protection Act. House: Business & Industry Placed on General State Calendar
HB 2515 84-0 (2015) Author: Muñoz, Jr., Sergio
Sponsor: Lucio, Jr., Eddie
Relating to authority to establish, operate, and maintain a foreign trade zone at or adjacent to the Pharr port of entry. House: International Trade & Intergovernmental Affairs
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Effective immediately
SB 992 83-0 (2013) Author: Taylor, Larry Relating to misrepresentations in connection with certain drug testing devices or equipment; providing penalties. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Business & Commerce
Left pending in committee
HB 1486 81-0 (2009) Author: Pitts, Jim Relating to the authority to establish, operate, and maintain a foreign trade zone and subzones in Ellis County. House: Technology, Economic Development & Workforce Left pending in committee
SB 2231 81-0 (2009) Author: Averitt, Kip Relating to the authority to establish, operate, and maintain a foreign trade zone and subzones in Ellis County. House: Technology, Economic Development & Workforce
Senate: International Relations & Trade
Referred to Technology, Economic Development & Workforce
HB 2278 80-0 (2007) Author: Deshotel, Joe
Sponsor: Brimer, Kim
Relating to a nonsubstantive revision of statutes relating to business and commerce; including conforming amendments. House: Economic Development
Senate: Administration
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HB 2324 80-0 (2007) Author: Isett, Carl Relating to customs brokers. House: Ways & Means Committee report sent to Calendars
SB 1135 80-0 (2007) Author: Brimer, Kim Relating to a nonsubstantive revision of statutes relating to business and commerce; including conforming amendments. Senate: Administration Referred to Administration
SB 1813 80-0 (2007) Author: Lucio, Jr., Eddie Relating to NAFTA priority projects of the Texas Department of Transportation; providing for the issuance of revenue bonds. Senate: Transportation & Homeland Security Referred to Transportation & Homeland Sec.
HB 953 79-0 (2005) Author: Chavez, Norma Relating to the regulation of and contracts with certain telephone call centers; providing a criminal penalty. House: Business & Industry Left pending in committee
HB 1169 79-0 (2005) Author: Chavez, Norma Relating to an international trade council. House: Border & International Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 2973 78-0 (2003) Author: Chavez, Norma Relating to information concerning currency exchange rates in international transfers of money; providing a civil penalty. House: Border and International Affairs No action taken in committee
SB 786 78-0 (2003) Author: Shapleigh, Eliot | et. al.
Sponsor: Chavez, Norma
Relating to establishing task forces in certain border communities to study impediments to trade in the border region. House: Border and International Affairs
Senate: International Relations and Trade
Comm. report sent to Local & Consent Calendar
SB 1583 78-0 (2003) Author: Shapleigh, Eliot | et. al.
Sponsor: Chavez, Norma
Relating to required information disclosures and cancellation procedures concerning international currency exchange transactions; providing a civil penalty. House: Border and International Affairs
Senate: International Relations and Trade
Placed on General State Calendar
SJR 50 78-0 (2003) Author: Van de Putte, Leticia Proposing a constitutional amendment providing that the legislature shall convene in a scheduled special session once each even-numbered year unless the scheduled special session is canceled by the governor. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 153 77-0 (2001) Author: Brown, Fred Relating to developing an international trade and development program for Texas-grown agricultural products. House: Agriculture & Livestock Referred to Agriculture and Livestock
HB 699 77-0 (2001) Author: Gutierrez, Roberto Relating to a review of transportation facilities related to international trade. House: Transportation Referred to Transportation
HB 904 77-0 (2001) Author: Noriega, Rick Relating to a border corridor transportation plan. House: Transportation Referred to Transportation
HB 1171 77-0 (2001) Author: Flores, Kino Relating to establishing task forces in certain border communities to study impediments to trade in the border region. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 1225 77-0 (2001) Author: Hamric, Peggy Relating to eligibility of a navigation district to create a local government transportation corporation. House: Transportation Companion considered in lieu of in committee
HB 2808 77-0 (2001) Author: Chavez, Norma | et. al.
Sponsor: Shapleigh, Eliot
Relating to the creation and powers of a North American Free Trade Agreement impact zone. House: Economic Development
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective on 9/1/01
HCR 9 77-0 (2001) Author: Noriega, Rick Requesting the Texas Department of Transportation to collaborate with Mexico to develop and implement an electronic check and clearance system at border crossings in Mexico, including weigh-in motion technology. House: Transportation Referred to Transportation
SB 225 77-0 (2001) Author: Shapleigh, Eliot | et. al. Relating to a border corridor transportation plan. House: Transportation
Senate: Business & Commerce
Left pending in committee
SB 246 77-0 (2001) Author: Shapleigh, Eliot | et. al.
Sponsor: Gutierrez, Roberto
Relating to a review of transportation projects related to international trade. House: Transportation
Senate: Business & Commerce
Committee report sent to Calendars
SB 508 77-0 (2001) Author: Shapleigh, Eliot Relating to establishing task forces in certain border communities to study impediments to trade in the border region. House: State Affairs
Senate: Business & Commerce
Referred to State Affairs
SB 637 77-0 (2001) Author: Armbrister, Kenneth
Sponsor: Hamric, Peggy
Relating to the creation of a local government transportation corporation by a navigation district. House: Transportation
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective immediately
SCR 7 77-0 (2001) Author: Shapleigh, Eliot Requesting the Texas Department of Transportation to collaborate with Mexico to develop and implement an electronic check and clearance system at border crossings in Mexico, including weigh-in motion technology. House: Transportation
Senate: Business & Commerce
Referred to Transportation
HB 1106 76-0 (1999) Author: Rangel, Irma | et. al. Relating to the consideration of race, ethnicity, or national origin in certain actions and decisions of public institutions of higher education. House: Higher Education Left pending in committee
HCR 206 76-0 (1999) Author: Oliveira, Rene Memorializing Congress to initiate discussions with the Mexican government to begin implementing guidelines governing duty-free allowance for Mexican residents along the U.S.-Mexico border. House: State, Federal & International Relations Referred to State, Fed. & International Rel.
SB 901 75-0 (1997) Author: Gallegos, Jr., Mario Relating to an entity's eligibility for foreign trade zone or subzone status. House: Economic Development
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Left pending in committee
SB 1041 75-0 (1997) Author: Truan, Carlos
Sponsor: Hunter, Bob | et. al.
Relating to the creation, powers, and duties of the International Trade Task Force and the promotion and development of international trade. House: State, Federal & International Relations
Senate: International Relations, Trade & Technology
Vetoed by the Governor
HB 2542 72-0 (1991) Author: Smith, Ashley
Sponsor: Brown, J.E.
Relating to a foreign trade zone for a star port space facility adjacent to or near National Aeronautics and Space Administration facilities. House: Science & Technology
Senate: Economic Development
Effective in 90 days -- 8/26/91
HB 1719 71-0 (1989) Author: Park, Carolyn Relating to the taxation of property in a foreign trade zone. House: Ways & Means Referred to subcommittee
HB 2024 71-0 (1989) Author: Hinojosa, Juan | et. al.
Sponsor: Tejeda, Frank
Relating to determination, terms, and operation of enterprise zones. House: Business & Commerce
Senate: Finance
Motion withdrawn
HB 253 70-0 (1987) Author: Harris, Chris
Sponsor: McFarland, Bob
Relating to the operation of foreign trade subzones by joint airport boards. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Economic Development
Effective in 90 days-8/31/87
HB 1489 70-0 (1987) Author: Robnett, Nolan Relating to a foreign trade zone adjacent to the U.S. Customs Port of Entry at Lubbock. House: Business & Commerce Laid on the table subject to call
HB 1756 70-0 (1987) Author: Delco, Wilhelmina
Sponsor: Barrientos, Gonzalo
Relating to a foreign trade zone in Travis County. House: Business & Commerce
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Effective immediately
HB 2605 70-0 (1987) Author: Shine, Hugh
Sponsor: Armbrister, Kenneth
Relating to a foreign trade zone in Bell County, Williamson County, and King County. House: Business & Commerce
Senate: Health & Human Services
Reported favorably w/o amendments
SB 333 70-0 (1987) Author: Montford, John
Sponsor: Robnett, Nolan
Relating to the establishment of certain foreign trade zones. House: Business & Commerce
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Effective in 90 days - 8/31/87
SB 691 70-0 (1987) Author: Anderson, Richard
Sponsor: Hackney, Clint
Relating to authority of a governmental entity or corporation to establish, operate, and maintain a foreign trade zone. House: Business & Commerce
Senate: Economic Development
Effective immediately
SB 963 70-0 (1987) Author: Barrientos, Gonzalo Relating to a foreign trade zone in Travis County. Senate: Intergovernmental Relations No action taken in committee
SB 1206 70-0 (1987) Author: Santiesteban, H.
Sponsor: Vowell, Jack
Relating to a foreign trade zone in or adjacent to the U.S. Customs Port of Entry at El Paso. House: Business & Commerce
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Effective immediately
SB 1495 70-0 (1987) Author: Edwards, Chet
Sponsor: Shine, Hugh
Relating to a foreign trade zone in Bell County, McLennan County, or both counties. House: Business & Commerce
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
1st Printing sent to Comm. on Cal.
SB 1528 70-0 (1987) Author: Barrientos, Gonzalo Relating to a foreign trade zone in San Marcos. Senate: Economic Development Referred to Economic Development
HB 1945 69-0 (1985) Author: Delco, Wilhelmina Relating to a United States foreign-trade zone and subzone at or near the Customs Port of Entry of Austin. House: State, Federal & International Relations Withdrawn by author
HB 2443 69-0 (1985) Author: Willy, John
Sponsor: Brown, J.E.
Relating to authority to establish a foreign trade zone within the Brazos River Harbor Navigation District of Brazoria County. House: State, Federal & International Relations
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Effective immediately
HB 2495 69-0 (1985) Author: Garcia, A. C. "Tony" Relating to authority to establish a foreign trade zone in Weslaco. House: Business & Commerce Laid on the table subject to call
HB 2520 69-0 (1985) Author: Smith, Ashley
Sponsor: Edwards, Chet
Relating to authority to establish a foreign trade zone at the location of the Saturn automobile production facility. House: Business & Commerce
Senate: State Affairs
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SB 1386 69-0 (1985) Author: Brown, J.E. Relating to authority to establish a foreign trade zone within the Brazos River Harbor Navigation District of Brazoria County. Senate: Intergovernmental Relations Laid on the table subject to call
SB 1427 69-0 (1985) Author: Uribe, Hector
Sponsor: Garcia, A. C. "Tony"
Relating to authority to establish a foreign trade zone in Weslaco. House: Business & Commerce
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Effective immediately
SB 1468 69-0 (1985) Author: Uribe, Hector Relating to authority to establish a foreign trade zone and subzones in Progreso. Senate: Intergovernmental Relations Removed from local & uncontested cal.
SB 1469 69-0 (1985) Author: Uribe, Hector Relating to authority to establish a foreign trade zone and subzones in Hidalgo County. Senate: Intergovernmental Relations Received from the Senate
SB 1493 69-0 (1985) Author: Edwards, Chet Relating to authority to establish a foreign trade zone at the location of the Saturn automobile production facility. Senate: State Affairs Postponed in committee
HB 83 69-3 (1986) Author: Armbrister, Kenneth
Sponsor: Sharp, John
Relating to a foreign trade zone in Calhoun County, Victoria County, or both. House: State Affairs
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Effective in 90 Days-12/30/86
HB 1200 68-0 (1983) Author: Berlanga, Hugo
Sponsor: Truan, Carlos
Relating to a United States foreign-trade zone and subzones at or near the Customs Port of Entry of Corpus Christi. House: State, Federal & International Relations
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Effective immediately
HB 1329 68-0 (1983) Author: Arnold, Gordon "Doc" Relating to authority to establish a foreign trade zone at Midlothian. House: State, Federal & International Relations Committee report printed and sent to Committee on Calendars
SB 716 68-0 (1983) Author: Truan, Carlos Relating to a United States foreign-trade zone and subzones at or near the Customs Port of Entry of Corpus Christi. Senate: Intergovernmental Relations Referred to Committee on Intergovernmental Relations
SB 769 68-0 (1983) Author: Edwards, Chet
Sponsor: Arnold, Gordon "Doc"
Relating to authority of the Midlothian Trade Zone Corporation to establish, operate, and maintain a foreign trade zone and other subzones at Midlothian. House: State, Federal & International Relations
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Effective immediately
HB 939 67-0 (1981) Author: McBee, Susan Gurley
Sponsor: Snelson, W.E. "Pete"
Relating to authority to establish a foreign-trade zone in Del Rio. House: Intergovernmental Affairs
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
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HB 1409 67-0 (1981) Author: McBee, Susan Gurley
Sponsor: Traeger, John
Relating to authority to establish a foreign-trade zone in Eagle Pass. House: Intergovernmental Affairs
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Effective on . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
HB 2044 67-0 (1981) Author: Hall, W. N. "Billy" Relating to foreign-trade zone for Laredo. House: Intergovernmental Affairs Committee laid on table subject to call
HB 2058 67-0 (1981) Author: Crawford, Bo Relating to authority to establish a foreign trade zone in the Port Arthur Customs District. House: Intergovernmental Affairs Committee laid on table subject to call
HB 2385 67-0 (1981) Author: Schoolcraft, Alan
Sponsor: Vale, Bob
Relating to a foreign trade zone in the city of San Antonio. House: Intergovernmental Affairs
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Effective immediately
SB 15 67-0 (1981) Author: Traeger, John
Sponsor: Glossbrenner, Ernestine
Relating to authority to establish a foreign-trade zone in Rio Grande City. House: Intergovernmental Affairs
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Effective immediately
SB 1016 67-0 (1981) Author: Parker, Carl
Sponsor: Crawford, Bo
Relating to authority to establish a foreign trade zone in the Port Arthur Customs District. House: Intergovernmental Affairs
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Effective immediately
SB 1122 67-0 (1981) Author: Traeger, John
Sponsor: Hall, W. N. "Billy"
Relating to authority to apply for and accept a grant to establish operate, and maintain trade zones by the City of El Paso and by the City of Laredo or an instrumentality of the City of Laredo. House: Intergovernmental Affairs
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Effective immediately
SB 1269 67-0 (1981) Author: Vale, Bob
Sponsor: Schoolcraft, Alan
Authorizing the City of San Antonio or a nonprofit corporation organized under Texas law and designated by the City of San Antonio to apply for and accept a grant to establish, operate, and maintain a foreign trade zone adjacent to any port of entry in Bexar County. House: Intergovernmental Affairs
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Motion lost to consider on third reading
HB 2067 66-0 (1979) Author: Uribe, Hector Authorizing the Brownsville Navigation District, Cameron County, Texas, to establish, operate and maintain a U.S. Foreign-Trade Zone at Brownsville, Cameron County, Texas, and such zones thereof under the U.S. Foreign-Trade Zone Act. House: Natural Resources Sent to Local and Consent Calendar Committee
HB 2157 66-0 (1979) Author: Glossbrenner, Ernestine Relating to the authority of the McAllen Trade Zone, Inc., to establish sub-zones. House: Intergovernmental Affairs Considered by committee in public hearing
SB 12 66-0 (1979) Author: Traeger, John
Sponsor: Glossbrenner, Ernestine
Relating to the authority of the McAllen Trade Zone, to establish sub-zones. House: Intergovernmental Affairs
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Effective immediately
SB 1105 66-0 (1979) Author: Longoria, Raul
Sponsor: Uribe, Hector
Authorizing the Brownsville Navigation District, Cameron County, Texas, to establish, operate, and maintain a U.S. Foreign-Trade Zone at Brownsville, Cameron County, Texas, and subzones thereof under the U.S. Foreign-Trade Zone Act. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
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HB 52 65-0 (1977) Author: Kaster, James J.
Sponsor: Santiesteban, H.
Authorizing the El Paso Trade Zone, Inc., to apply for and accept a grant to establish, operate, and maintain a foreign trade zone; and declaring an emergency. House: Regions, Compacts & Districts
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Effective immediately
HB 1083 65-0 (1977) Author: McLeod, E. Douglas Relating to the authority of the city of Galveston or the board of trustees of the city's wharves to apply for and accept a grant to establish, operate, and maintain a foreign-trade zone. House: Business & Industry Assigned to Local Calendar
HB 2191 65-0 (1977) Author: Bird, Ronald C.
Sponsor: Kothmann, Glenn
Authorizing the city of San Antonio or a nonprofit corporation organized under Texas law and designated by the city of San Antonio to apply for and accept a grant to establish, operate, and maintain a foreign trade zone; and declaring an emergency. House: Regions, Compacts & Districts
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Effective in 90 days
SB 203 65-0 (1977) Author: Schwartz, A.R. "Babe"
Sponsor: McLeod, E. Douglas
Authorizing the city of Galveston, Galveston County, Texas or its board of trustees of the Galveston Wharves, to establish, operate, and maintain a United States foreign trade zone at Galveston, Galveston County, Texas, and subzone thereof under the Foreign Trade Zones Act. House: Business & Industry
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Effective immediately
SB 362 65-0 (1977) Author: Meier, Bill
Sponsor: Evans, Charles
Authorizing joint airport boards to created by certain cities pursuant. House: Business & Industry
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
90 Day Bill
SB 757 65-0 (1977) Author: Brooks, Chet
Sponsor: Reyes, Ben T.
Relating to the establishment, operation, and maintenance of a foreign-trade zone and subzones of it at the Houston port of entry. House: Regions, Compacts & Districts
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
90 Day Bill
HB 2027 64-0 (1975) Author: Bynum, Ben
Sponsor: Sherman, Max
Relating to the authority of the Amarillo Trade Zone, Inc., to apply for and accept a grant to establish, operate, and maintain a foreign-trade zone. House: Intergovernmental Affairs
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Effective in 90 days
HB 837 61-0 (1969) Author: Finney, Dave | et. al. Relating to authorizing the International Commerce Development Corporation, to establish, operate and maintain a foreign trade zone at Fort Worth, Tarrant County, Texas, and other sub-zones; authorizing the International Commerce Development Corporation, to apply to the Foreign Trade Zone Board, Washington, D.C., for a grant to permit the establishment, operation and maintenance of the foreign trade zone and sub-zones in accordance with federal laws and the regulations of the Federal Trade Zones Board; authorizing the acceptance of such grant.
SB 526 61-0 (1969) Author: Creighton, Tom Relating to authorizing the International Commerce Development Corporation, to establish, operate and maintain a foreign trade zone at Fort Worth, Tarrant County, Texas, and other sub-zones; authorizing the International Commerce Development Corporation, to apply to the Foreign Trade Zone Board, Washington, D.C., for a grant to permit the establishment, operation and maintenance of the foreign trade zone and sub-zones in accordance with federal laws and the regulations of the Federal Trade Zones Board; authorizing the acceptance of such grant.
HB 1319 60-0 (1967) Author: Harding, Forrest Ashby Relating to authorizing the San Angelo Trade Zone, Inc., to establish, operate and maintain a foreign trade zone at San Angelo, Tom Green County, Texas, and other sub-zones.
SB 325 59-0 (1965) Author: Kazen, Jr., Abraham "Chick" Relating to authorizing the Laredo Trade Zone Corporation to establish, operate and maintain a foreign trade zone at Laredo, Webb County, Texas and other sub-zones.
SB 505 59-0 (1965) Author: Bates, Sr., James S. "Jim" Relating to authorizing the McAllen Trade Zone, Inc., to establish, operate and maintain a foreign trade zone at McAllen, Hidalgo County, Texas, and other sub-zones.
SB 585 59-0 (1965) Author: Bates, Sr., James S. "Jim" Relating to authorizing the Harlingen Trade Zone, Inc., to establish, operate and maintain a foreign trade zone adjacent to Harlingen, Cameron County, Texas and other sub-zones; authorizing the Harlingen Trade Zone, Inc., to apply to the Foreign Trade Zone Board, Washington, D.C. for a grant to permit the establishment, operation and maintenance of the foreign trade zone and sub-zone in accordance with federal laws and the regulation of the Federal Trade Zones Board.
HB 760 58-0 (1963) Author: Brown, Raleigh Holden Relating to declaring State Policy on the interstate character of goods, wares and merchandise and respecting the taxable status thereof.
HB 105 53-1 (1954) Author: Banks, Jr., Clinton Stanley | et. al. Relating to providing that McNamara Vans & Warehouses, a corporation, shall be authorized to establish, operate and maintain a foreign trade zone at San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas.
SB 16 53-1 (1954) Author: Latimer, Oswald E. "Ozzie" Relating to providing that McNamara Vans & Warehouses, a corporation, shall be authorized to establish, operate and maintain a foreign trade zone at San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas; that it shall be and hereby is authorized to make application to the Foreign Trade Zones Board, Washington, D.C., for a grant permitting the establishment, operation and maintenance of a foreign trade zone at San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas, in accordance with the provisions of the law and the regulations of the Foreign Trade Zones Board, and that when said application shall have been granted it is authorized to accept said grant.
SB 415 50-0 (1947) Author: Tynan, Walter Relating to providing that Scobey Fireproof Storage Company, a corporation, shall be authorized to establish, operate and maintain a foreign trade zone at San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas.

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