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HB 15 85-0 (2017) Author: Bonnen, Dennis | et. al. Relating to ad valorem taxation. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HB 18 85-0 (2017) Author: Capriglione, Giovanni | et. al. Relating to oversight of and requirements applicable to state contracts and other state financial and accounting issues, including the delivery of certain Medicaid medical transportation program services; authorizing a fee. House: Appropriations - S/C on Budget Transparency & Reform
Senate: Finance
Referred to Finance
HB 21 85-0 (2017) Author: Huberty, Dan | et. al.
Sponsor: Taylor, Larry | et. al.
Relating to the funding of primary and secondary education. House: Public Education
Senate: Education
Senate appoints conferees-reported
HB 28 85-0 (2017) Author: Bonnen, Dennis | et. al.
Sponsor: Nelson, Jane | et. al.
Relating to the use of certain surplus state revenue, in certain circumstances, to adjust franchise tax rates to phase out the franchise tax and to the expiration of that tax. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Finance
Co-sponsor authorized
HB 40 85-0 (2017) Author: Simmons, Ron Relating to the deposit of money received from the federal government and the authority of the comptroller concerning related funds and accounts. House: Appropriations Placed on General State Calendar
HB 42 85-0 (2017) Author: Romero, Ramon Relating to a franchise tax credit for certain taxable entities offering postsecondary tuition assistance. House: Ways & Means Left pending in committee
HB 44 85-0 (2017) Author: Keough, Mark | et. al. Relating to a limitation on the maximum appraised value of real property for ad valorem tax purposes of 105 percent of the appraised value of the property for the preceding tax year. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HB 86 85-0 (2017) Author: Guillen, Ryan Relating to providing a sales and use tax refund or franchise tax credit for businesses that employ former offenders. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HB 89 85-0 (2017) Author: King, Phil | et. al.
Sponsor: Creighton, Brandon | et. al.
Relating to state contracts with and investments in companies that boycott Israel. House: State Affairs
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective on 9/1/17
HB 102 85-0 (2017) Author: Guillen, Ryan Relating to exemptions from ad valorem taxes, the sales and use tax, and the franchise tax for certain businesses during an initial period of operation in this state. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HB 182 85-0 (2017) Author: Bernal, Diego Relating to a study of the economic impact of requiring the disclosure of the sales price of real property. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HB 231 85-0 (2017) Author: Rodriguez, Eddie Relating to the eligibility of land for appraisal for ad valorem tax purposes as qualified open-space land. House: Agriculture & Livestock Referred to Agriculture & Livestock
HB 236 85-0 (2017) Author: Anchia, Rafael | et. al. Relating to equalizing compensation for certain wrongfully imprisoned persons. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
HB 242 85-0 (2017) Author: Hernandez, Ana | et. al. Relating to exempting textbooks purchased, used, or consumed by university and college students from the sales and use tax for limited periods. House: Ways & Means Left pending in committee
HB 278 85-0 (2017) Author: Howard, Donna | et. al. Relating to the establishment of the task force on asylum-seeking children. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 312 85-0 (2017) Author: Johnson, Jarvis Relating to the creation and administration of a disaster recovery fund. House: Appropriations Referred to Appropriations
HB 328 85-0 (2017) Author: Workman, Paul | et. al. Relating to state and federal laws regarding immigrants or immigration, including the enforcement of those laws by certain governmental entities and the use of consular identity documents for certain purposes. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 343 85-0 (2017) Author: Canales, Terry | et. al. Relating to a sales and use tax exemption for certain disabled veterans and surviving spouses of certain disabled veterans. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HB 345 85-0 (2017) Author: Canales, Terry Relating to the calculation of the ad valorem rollback tax rate of a taxing unit. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HB 350 85-0 (2017) Author: Canales, Terry Relating to exempting textbooks purchased, used, or consumed by university and college students from the sales and use tax for limited periods. House: Ways & Means Left pending in committee
HB 360 85-0 (2017) Author: Geren, Charlie Relating to leave policy and procedures for state employees. House: General Investigating & Ethics Referred to General Investigating & Ethics
HB 386 85-0 (2017) Author: Murphy, Jim Relating to the requirements regarding creation of qualifying jobs for the purpose of eligibility for a limitation on appraised value of property for ad valorem tax purposes under the Texas Economic Development Act. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HB 390 85-0 (2017) Author: Howard, Donna | et. al. Relating to school district ad valorem tax rates. House: Ways & Means Left pending in committee
HB 456 85-0 (2017) Author: Metcalf, Will | et. al. Relating to dedicating certain state revenue to the purpose of retiring state debt. House: Appropriations Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 476 85-0 (2017) Author: Reynolds, Ron Relating to the preference given by state agencies for certain goods and services produced or offered by small businesses. House: Economic & Small Business Development Left pending in committee
HB 486 85-0 (2017) Author: VanDeaver, Gary | et. al.
Sponsor: Taylor, Larry
Relating to the calculation of the rollback tax rate of a school district. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Education
Referred to Education
HB 538 85-0 (2017) Author: Metcalf, Will | et. al. Relating to the use of certain surplus state revenue to provide for a rebate of state franchise taxes. House: Appropriations Referred to Appropriations
HB 559 85-0 (2017) Author: Hernandez, Ana | et. al. Relating to the report prepared by the comptroller on compliance with agreements under the Texas Economic Development Act. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HB 579 85-0 (2017) Author: Turner, Chris Relating to notice by a state agency regarding certain contracts for which the total value exceeds that of the initial contract. House: Appropriations - S/C on Budget Transparency & Reform
Senate: Finance
Referred to Finance
HB 595 85-0 (2017) Author: Workman, Paul | et. al. Relating to a franchise tax credit for entities that employ certain students in certain paid internship or similar programs. House: Ways & Means Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 599 85-0 (2017) Author: Schofield, Mike | et. al. Relating to the decrease of the rates of the franchise tax under certain circumstances and the expiration of that tax. House: Ways & Means Left pending in committee
HB 611 85-0 (2017) Author: Leach, Jeff | et. al. Relating to the enforcement by certain governmental entities of state and federal laws governing immigration and to the duties of law enforcement agencies concerning certain arrested persons. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 636 85-0 (2017) Author: Howard, Donna Relating to a report on certain pending suits against the state, a state agency, or a state official. House: Appropriations Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 665 85-0 (2017) Author: Canales, Terry Relating to the requirement that contractors verify compliance with wage payment laws in contracts with public bodies. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 671 85-0 (2017) Author: Johnson, Eric | et. al. Relating to the operation of the capital access program and to transfers to and from the capital access fund. House: Economic & Small Business Development Left pending in committee
HB 742 85-0 (2017) Author: Farrar, Jessica | et. al. Relating to the promotion of breast-feeding and the prohibition against interference with or restriction of the right to breast-feed; creating a civil action. House: Business & Industry Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 754 85-0 (2017) Author: Fallon, Pat Relating to the enforcement by certain governmental entities of state and federal laws governing immigration and to the duties of law enforcement agencies concerning certain arrested persons. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 762 85-0 (2017) Author: Shaheen, Matt Relating to the enforcement by certain governmental entities of state and federal laws governing immigration. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 769 85-0 (2017) Author: Davis, Yvonne | et. al. Relating to the preference given by state agencies to goods offered by bidders in this state or manufactured, produced, or grown in this state or in the United States. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 773 85-0 (2017) Author: Johnson, Eric | et. al. Relating to information on projected changes in weather, water availability, and climate variability in strategic plans of certain state agencies. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 778 85-0 (2017) Author: Ashby, Trent Relating to a credit or refund for diesel fuel taxes paid on diesel fuel used in this state by auxiliary power units or power take-off equipment. House: Ways & Means Left pending in committee
HB 803 85-0 (2017) Author: Dale, Tony Relating to a temporary exemption from the sales and use tax and the franchise tax for certain businesses engaged in space flight activities. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HB 826 85-0 (2017) Author: Blanco, César Relating to an annual report on the financial impact of undocumented immigrants on the state budget and economy. House: State Affairs Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 850 85-0 (2017) Author: Turner, Chris | et. al. Relating to an exemption from ad valorem taxation of a portion of the appraised value of certain real property used to provide housing to certain individuals with an intellectual disability or related conditions. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Finance
Referred to Finance
HB 855 85-0 (2017) Author: Capriglione, Giovanni | et. al.
Sponsor: Taylor, Van
Relating to the management and investment of the economic stabilization fund, including the determination of a sufficient balance within the economic stabilization fund. House: Appropriations
Senate: Finance
Left pending in committee
HB 889 85-0 (2017) Author: Geren, Charlie | et. al. Relating to the enforcement by certain governmental entities of state and federal laws governing immigration and to the duties of law enforcement agencies concerning certain arrested persons. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 894 85-0 (2017) Author: Raymond, Richard Peña | et. al. Relating to local option elections to legalize or prohibit the operation of eight-liners; imposing fees; creating criminal penalties. House: Licensing & Administrative Procedures Left pending in committee
HB 906 85-0 (2017) Author: Elkins, Gary Relating to the creation of research technology corporations for the development and commercialization of technologies owned by institutions of higher education or by certain medical centers with members that are institutions of higher education; providing for tax exemptions; providing a penalty. House: Government Transparency & Operation Referred to Government Transparency & Operation
HB 934 85-0 (2017) Author: Zerwas, John | et. al. Relating to ad valorem taxation. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HB 1109 85-0 (2017) Author: Schofield, Mike | et. al. Relating to the enforcement by certain governmental entities of state and federal laws governing immigration. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 1118 85-0 (2017) Author: Kacal, Kyle | et. al. Relating to the abolishment of the State Council on Competitive Government and the transfer of its functions to the comptroller. House: Government Transparency & Operation Laid on the table subject to call
HB 1127 85-0 (2017) Author: Raymond, Richard Peña | et. al. Relating to a franchise tax credit pilot program for taxable entities that employ certain apprentices. House: Ways & Means Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 1139 85-0 (2017) Author: Davis, Yvonne Relating to the comptroller's report on the effect of certain tax provisions. House: Ways & Means Left pending in committee
HB 1142 85-0 (2017) Author: Davis, Sarah | et. al. Relating to prohibiting governmental contracts with a company doing business with Iran, Sudan, or a foreign terrorist organization. House: State Affairs Laid on the table subject to call
HB 1143 85-0 (2017) Author: Davis, Sarah Relating to investment prohibitions and divestment requirements for certain investments of public money. House: State Affairs Laid on the table subject to call
HB 1146 85-0 (2017) Author: Davis, Sarah Relating to the calculation of the ad valorem rollback tax rate of a taxing unit and voter approval of a proposed tax rate that exceeds the rollback tax rate. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HB 1147 85-0 (2017) Author: Davis, Sarah Relating to the calculation of the ad valorem rollback tax rate of a taxing unit. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HB 1184 85-0 (2017) Author: Bohac, Dwayne | et. al. Relating to an insurance premium tax credit for contributions made to certain educational assistance organizations. House: Public Education Referred to Public Education
HB 1215 85-0 (2017) Author: Johnson, Eric Relating to the inclusion of an incarcerated person in the population data used for redistricting according to the person's last residence before incarceration. House: Redistricting Referred to Redistricting
HB 1228 85-0 (2017) Author: King, Phil | et. al. Relating to the phaseout and repeal of the miscellaneous gross receipts tax on utility companies; decreasing the rates of the tax. House: Ways & Means Left pending in committee
HB 1230 85-0 (2017) Author: Blanco, César Relating to franchise tax credits for businesses that employ veterans. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HB 1281 85-0 (2017) Author: Reynolds, Ron Relating to historically underutilized businesses and to goods and services purchased by governmental entities; providing penalties. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 1290 85-0 (2017) Author: Roberts, Kevin | et. al.
Sponsor: Kolkhorst, Lois | et. al.
Relating to the required repeal of a state agency rule and a government growth impact statement before adoption of a new state agency rule. House: State Affairs
Senate: Administration
Effective on 9/1/17
HB 1299 85-0 (2017) Author: Springer, Drew Relating to the procedure for the approval of rules adopted by the comptroller relating to the appraisal of qualified open-space land and qualified timber land for ad valorem tax purposes. House: Ways & Means Laid on the table subject to call
HB 1308 85-0 (2017) Author: Holland, Justin | et. al. Relating to the enforcement by certain governmental entities of state and federal laws governing immigration and to the duties of law enforcement agencies concerning certain arrested persons. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 1335 85-0 (2017) Author: Simmons, Ron | et. al. Relating to the establishment of an education savings account program for certain children with special needs and other educational disadvantages. House: Public Education Left pending in committee
HB 1343 85-0 (2017) Author: Stephenson, Phil | et. al. Relating to public access to financial and tax rate information of certain special purpose districts. House: Special Purpose Districts Referred to Special Purpose Districts
HB 1363 85-0 (2017) Author: Villalba, Jason Relating to a sales and use tax exemption for certain pool safety barriers. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HB 1370 85-0 (2017) Author: Springer, Drew Relating to sales and use tax information provided to certain local governmental entities. House: Ways & Means Postponed
HB 1407 85-0 (2017) Author: Sheffield, J. D. | et. al.
Sponsor: Seliger, Kel
Relating to the establishment of the emergency medical services assistance program. House: Public Health
Senate: Health & Human Services
Effective on 9/1/17
HB 1411 85-0 (2017) Author: Turner, Chris Relating to sales and use taxes on e-cigarette vapor products to fund grants for local law enforcement mental health staff; imposing taxes. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HB 1453 85-0 (2017) Author: Bonnen, Greg Relating to requiring state contractors and political subdivisions of this state to participate in the federal electronic verification of employment authorization program, or E-verify, and authorizing the suspension of certain licenses held by private employers for the knowing employment of persons not lawfully present in this state; authorizing a fee. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 1471 85-0 (2017) Author: Murr, Andrew Relating to the eligibility of land for appraisal for ad valorem tax purposes as qualified open-space land on the basis of its use for wildlife management. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HB 1527 85-0 (2017) Author: Simmons, Ron | et. al. Relating to the consideration of ownership interests of certain persons with disabilities in determining whether a business is a historically underutilized business for purposes of state contracting. House: State Affairs Corrected committee report sent to Calendars
HB 1613 85-0 (2017) Author: Springer, Drew | et. al. Relating to adjustment of the rates of the franchise tax; providing for decreases in tax rates. House: Ways & Means Left pending in committee
HB 1614 85-0 (2017) Author: Parker, Tan Relating to a franchise tax credit for enterprise projects for certain capital investments. House: Ways & Means Left pending in committee
HB 1621 85-0 (2017) Author: Bohac, Dwayne Relating to the transfer of certain unused franchise tax credits. House: Ways & Means Left pending in committee
HB 1674 85-0 (2017) Author: Murphy, Jim Relating to the Texas Economic Development Act. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HB 1695 85-0 (2017) Author: Shaheen, Matt Relating to training for governmental entities and vendors, including purchasing and contract management training; authorizing fees. House: Appropriations - S/C on Budget Transparency & Reform Left pending in subcommittee
HB 1712 85-0 (2017) Author: Shaheen, Matt | et. al. Relating to the abolishment of certain advisory committees and other state entities. House: Government Transparency & Operation Considered in Calendars
HB 1721 85-0 (2017) Author: Bonnen, Greg | et. al. Relating to an exemption from and a limitation on the sales tax imposed on certain boats and boat motors. House: Ways & Means Left pending in committee
HB 1723 85-0 (2017) Author: Leach, Jeff Relating to the allocation of certain surplus state revenue for periodic reductions in the state sales and use tax rates. House: Appropriations Referred to Appropriations
HB 1741 85-0 (2017) Author: Bonnen, Greg Relating to the deposit of money received from the federal government. House: Appropriations Referred to Appropriations
HB 1760 85-0 (2017) Author: Fallon, Pat Relating to money transmissions sent to destinations outside the United States; imposing a fee. House: Investments & Financial Services Left pending in committee
HB 1841 85-0 (2017) Author: Burrows, Dustin Relating to the sunset review of the Legislative Budget Board and a study by the comptroller on the accuracy of fiscal notes prepared by the Legislative Budget Board. House: Appropriations Referred to Appropriations
HB 1866 85-0 (2017) Author: Geren, Charlie
Sponsor: Campbell, Donna
Relating to compensation and restitution to crime victims and the disposition of unclaimed restitution payments; providing for an administrative penalty; authorizing a fee. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
Effective on 9/1/17
HB 1870 85-0 (2017) Author: Johnson, Jarvis | et. al. Relating to nonemergency medical transportation, shipping logistics, and coordination services for state agencies. House: State Affairs Placed on General State Calendar
HB 1908 85-0 (2017) Author: Zerwas, John | et. al. Relating to the distribution, possession, purchase, consumption, and receipt of cigarettes, e-cigarettes, and tobacco products; providing penalties. House: Public Health Placed on General State Calendar
HB 1940 85-0 (2017) Author: Turner, Chris Relating to the use by the comptroller of public accounts of certain forms in connection with administration and enforcement of certain insurance premium tax laws. House: Insurance No action taken in committee
HB 2065 85-0 (2017) Author: Phillips, Larry | et. al.
Sponsor: Hancock, Kelly
Relating to fines collected by a county or municipality from the enforcement of commercial motor vehicle safety standards. House: Transportation
Senate: Transportation
Effective on 9/1/17
HB 2144 85-0 (2017) Author: Davis, Yvonne Relating to disclosure of foreign ownership of insurers authorized to engage in the business of insurance in this state. House: Insurance Failed to receive affirmative vote in comm.
HB 2167 85-0 (2017) Author: Schubert, Leighton | et. al. Relating to state money or credit or a state guarantee used or provided for high-speed rail owned by a private entity. House: Transportation Left pending in committee
HB 2171 85-0 (2017) Author: Guillen, Ryan Relating to notice to affected local taxing entities of certain claims for overpayment of sales or use taxes. House: Ways & Means Left pending in committee
HB 2233 85-0 (2017) Author: Shaheen, Matt Relating to the composition of the Contract Advisory Team. House: Appropriations - S/C on Budget Transparency & Reform Left pending in subcommittee
HB 2234 85-0 (2017) Author: Shaheen, Matt Relating to interstate purchases of goods and services through the office of the comptroller of public accounts; authorizing a fee. House: Government Transparency & Operation Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 2238 85-0 (2017) Author: Lucio III, Eddie Relating to franchise tax and insurance premium tax credits for investment in certain communities; imposing a monetary penalty; authorizing fees. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HB 2277 85-0 (2017) Author: Darby, Drew
Sponsor: Watson, Kirk
Relating to the temporary exemption or tax reduction for certain high-cost gas. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Finance
Effective on 9/1/17
HB 2305 85-0 (2017) Author: Guillen, Ryan | et. al.
Sponsor: Estes, Craig
Relating to the operations, reports, records, communications, information technology, and notice procedures of state agencies. House: Government Transparency & Operation
Senate: Business & Commerce
Returned from the House for further action
HB 2384 85-0 (2017) Author: Frank, James Relating to a study on reporting and accessibility of county budget information. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HB 2393 85-0 (2017) Author: Guillen, Ryan Relating to insurance premium tax credits for the certified rehabilitation of certified historic structures. House: Ways & Means Left pending in committee
HB 2453 85-0 (2017) Author: Lucio III, Eddie | et. al. Relating to an insurance premium tax credit for investment in certain communities; imposing a monetary penalty; authorizing fees. House: Ways & Means Left pending in committee
HB 2476 85-0 (2017) Author: Davis, Sarah Relating to approval by the comptroller of public accounts of certain contingent fee legal services contracts entered into by public agencies. House: Natural Resources Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 2589 85-0 (2017) Author: Button, Angie | et. al. Relating to the appraisal for ad valorem tax purposes of tangible personal property held for sale at retail. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HB 2621 85-0 (2017) Author: Darby, Drew Relating to state and local tax incentives for certain enhanced oil recovery projects. House: Ways & Means Left pending in committee
HB 2627 85-0 (2017) Author: Workman, Paul Relating to the withdrawal of a unit of election from certain metropolitan rapid transit authorities. House: Transportation Returned to Local & Consent Calendars Comm.
HB 2658 85-0 (2017) Author: Howard, Donna Relating to establishing the State of Texas Wealth Fund; making an appropriation. House: Appropriations - S/C on Budget Transparency & Reform Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 2678 85-0 (2017) Author: Canales, Terry Relating to a study on the creation of bilingual zones in certain areas of this state. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 2682 85-0 (2017) Author: Reynolds, Ron Relating to the administration of and funding for the Texas emissions reduction plan. House: Environmental Regulation Left pending in committee
HB 2690 85-0 (2017) Author: Morrison, Geanie W. | et. al. Relating to the allocation of certain state hotel occupancy tax revenue. House: Ways & Means Placed on General State Calendar
HB 2712 85-0 (2017) Author: Uresti, Tomas Relating to a firearm buyback program administered by certain local law enforcement agencies. House: Homeland Security & Public Safety Referred to Homeland Security & Public Safety
HB 2713 85-0 (2017) Author: Alonzo, Roberto Relating to an audit by the comptroller of unpaid oil and gas royalties held in trust by the Railroad Commission of Texas. House: Energy Resources Referred to Energy Resources
HB 2714 85-0 (2017) Author: Bohac, Dwayne Relating to the exemption from ad valorem taxation of leased motor vehicles that are not held primarily for the production of income by the lessee. House: Ways & Means Placed on General State Calendar
HB 2741 85-0 (2017) Author: Deshotel, Joe Relating to the operation of casino gaming in this state by licensed persons in certain areas of this state to provide additional money for residual windstorm insurance coverage in the coastal areas; requiring occupational licenses or certifications; authorizing fees; imposing a tax; creating criminal offenses and providing other penalties. House: Licensing & Administrative Procedures Referred to Licensing & Administrative Procedures
HB 2745 85-0 (2017) Author: Bonnen, Greg Relating to the preparation of government growth impact statements for rules proposed by state agencies. House: Appropriations Left pending in committee
HB 2749 85-0 (2017) Author: Cortez, Philip Relating to the composition of the Port Authority Advisory Committee. House: Transportation Referred to Transportation
HB 2756 85-0 (2017) Author: Cook, Byron Relating to certain procedures for tax redeterminations and refund claims. House: Ways & Means Received from the House
HB 2829 85-0 (2017) Author: Oliveira, René Relating to enforcement of certain unclaimed property laws. House: Business & Industry Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 2833 85-0 (2017) Author: Oliveira, René Relating to a tax refund or credit for wages paid to certain employees. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HB 2836 85-0 (2017) Author: Thierry, Shawn | et. al. Relating to a study and report on the establishment and implementation of a program that provides financial assistance to property owners who offer housing to veterans at risk of homelessness. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs
Senate: Veteran Affairs & Border Security
Referred to Vet Affairs & Border Security
HB 2909 85-0 (2017) Author: Burkett, Cindy Relating to reports on and the regulation of certain licensed activities and related organizations. House: Licensing & Administrative Procedures
Senate: Business & Commerce
Referred to Business & Commerce
HB 3026 85-0 (2017) Author: Phelan, Dade | et. al. Relating to the abolishment of the used oil recycling account, deposits of used oil recycling fees, and use of the water resource management account. House: Appropriations Received from the House
HB 3079 85-0 (2017) Author: Uresti, Tomas Relating to imposing a tax on animal-tested cosmetics; providing a penalty. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HB 3168 85-0 (2017) Author: Geren, Charlie Relating to ad valorem taxation. House: Ways & Means Placed on General State Calendar
HB 3169 85-0 (2017) Author: Capriglione, Giovanni
Sponsor: Kolkhorst, Lois
Relating to the operation and administration of the Texas Bullion Depository, to depository agents, to the appropriation of money from the fees, charges, penalties, and other amounts related to the depository and deposited to the general revenue fund for that purpose, and to the provision of a related ad valorem tax exemption. House: Investments & Financial Services
Senate: Finance
Left pending in committee
HB 3176 85-0 (2017) Author: Button, Angie Relating to the Texas Economic Development Act. House: Economic & Small Business Development Referred to Economic & Small Business Development
HB 3191 85-0 (2017) Author: Uresti, Tomas Relating to the appeal through binding arbitration of certain appraisal review board orders. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HB 3220 85-0 (2017) Author: Phillips, Larry
Sponsor: Hancock, Kelly
Relating to the regulation of insurance holding company systems, including internationally active insurance groups; authorizing a fee. House: Insurance
Senate: Administration
Effective immediately
HB 3299 85-0 (2017) Author: Thierry, Shawn Relating to a franchise tax credit for entities that establish a grocery store or healthy corner store in a food desert. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HB 3391 85-0 (2017) Author: Geren, Charlie
Sponsor: Birdwell, Brian
Relating to the creation of a specialty court for certain public safety employees who commit a criminal offense; imposing fees for participation and testing, counseling, and treatment. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/17
HB 3393 85-0 (2017) Author: Pickett, Joseph Relating to the extension of fees and surcharges providing revenue to the Texas emissions reduction plan fund. House: Environmental Regulation Left pending in committee
HB 3462 85-0 (2017) Author: Davis, Yvonne Relating to the comptroller's processing of a claim for a tax refund. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HB 3529 85-0 (2017) Author: Capriglione, Giovanni | et. al. Relating to the comptroller's investment of certain money held outside the state treasury. House: Appropriations
Senate: Finance
Referred to Finance
HB 3557 85-0 (2017) Author: Murphy, Jim Relating to the system for protesting or appealing certain ad valorem tax determinations. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Finance
Referred to Finance
HB 3560 85-0 (2017) Author: Oliverson, Tom Relating to a joint interim study regarding health benefit coverage for obesity under certain health benefit plans. House: Insurance
Senate: Business & Commerce
Referred to Business & Commerce
HB 3566 85-0 (2017) Author: Ashby, Trent | et. al. Relating to a franchise credit for entities that make certain railroad reconstruction or replacement expenditures. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HB 3598 85-0 (2017) Author: Capriglione, Giovanni Relating to the contract management guide for state agencies. House: Government Transparency & Operation Referred to Government Transparency & Operation
HB 3601 85-0 (2017) Author: Alonzo, Roberto Relating to the creation of a state-administered retirement plan. House: Pensions Left pending in committee
HB 3608 85-0 (2017) Author: Elkins, Gary Relating to government transparency and operations. House: Government Transparency & Operation Referred to Government Transparency & Operation
HB 3630 85-0 (2017) Author: Lucio III, Eddie Relating to an insurance premium tax credit for investment in certain communities. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HB 3714 85-0 (2017) Author: Hinojosa, Gina | et. al. Relating to a franchise tax credit pilot program for taxable entities that contribute to an employee dependent care flexible spending account. House: Ways & Means Left pending in committee
HB 3720 85-0 (2017) Author: Simmons, Ron Relating to the deposit of money received from the federal government and the authority of the comptroller concerning related funds and accounts. House: Appropriations Referred to Appropriations
HB 3739 85-0 (2017) Author: Murr, Andrew | et. al. Relating to the distribution of the consolidated court cost. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Reported favorably as substituted
HB 3740 85-0 (2017) Author: Reynolds, Ron Relating to the dissemination of information about historically underutilized businesses and the expansion of the small business development center network. House: Economic & Small Business Development Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 3772 85-0 (2017) Author: Button, Angie | et. al. Relating to operation of the Texas leverage fund program administered by the Texas Economic Development Bank. House: Economic & Small Business Development Placed on General State Calendar
HB 3831 85-0 (2017) Author: Gutierrez, Roland Relating to the procedure for adopting an ad valorem tax rate that exceeds a certain rate. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HB 3843 85-0 (2017) Author: Anderson, Rodney Relating to a franchise or insurance premium tax credit for low-income housing developments. House: Ways & Means Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 3850 85-0 (2017) Author: Zerwas, John Relating to state fiscal matters; authorizing a fee. House: Appropriations Referred to Appropriations
HB 3854 85-0 (2017) Author: Morrison, Geanie W. | et. al. Relating to the movement of certain vehicles transporting an intermodal shipping container; authorizing a fee; creating an offense. House: Transportation Laid on the table subject to call
HB 3971 85-0 (2017) Author: Schofield, Mike | et. al. Relating to the method used to calculate the salary of a state judge. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 3987 85-0 (2017) Author: Larson, Lyle | et. al.
Sponsor: Hinojosa, Juan
Relating to the authority of the Texas Water Development Board to use the state participation account of the water development fund to provide financial assistance for the development of certain facilities. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs
Vetoed by the Governor
HB 4014 85-0 (2017) Author: Rodriguez, Eddie | et. al. Relating to new capital investment in the state. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HB 4031 85-0 (2017) Author: Bohac, Dwayne Relating to insurance premium tax and alcoholic beverage tax credits for contributions made to certain educational assistance organizations. House: Insurance Referred to Insurance
HB 4055 85-0 (2017) Author: Murphy, Jim Relating to a franchise tax credit for entities that employ certain students in certain paid internship or similar programs. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HB 4071 85-0 (2017) Author: Neave, Victoria | et. al. Relating to an exemption from the motor vehicle sales and use tax for certain military servicemembers serving on active duty. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HB 4209 85-0 (2017) Author: Cyrier, John Relating to the Comptroller's Property Value Study. Filed
HB 4231 85-0 (2017) Author: White, James | et. al. Relating to allocating a portion of oil and gas production tax revenue to the counties from which the oil and gas originated. House: Ways & Means Placed on General State Calendar
HB 4257 85-0 (2017) Author: Walle, Armando Relating to constitutional allocations of money for emergency medical services and trauma care systems. House: Appropriations Referred to Appropriations
HCR 108 85-0 (2017) Author: Zerwas, John Directing the comptroller of public accounts to reduce the amounts of certain revenue that would otherwise be deposited to the state highway fund for the 2018 and 2019 state fiscal years. House: Appropriations Referred to Appropriations
HJR 41 85-0 (2017) Author: Metcalf, Will | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment concerning the use of unencumbered surplus state revenues to provide for a rebate of state franchise taxes. House: Appropriations Referred to Appropriations
HJR 101 85-0 (2017) Author: Workman, Paul Proposing a constitutional amendment dedicating a portion of the revenue derived from the state sales and use tax to the Texas Water Development Fund II. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
SB 2 85-0 (2017) Author: Bettencourt, Paul | et. al.
Sponsor: Bonnen, Dennis
Relating to the administration of the ad valorem tax system. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Finance
Committee report sent to Calendars
SB 3 85-0 (2017) Author: Taylor, Larry | et. al. Relating to the establishment of an education savings account program and a tax credit scholarship and educational expense assistance program. House: Public Education
Senate: Education
Referred to Public Education
SB 4 85-0 (2017) Author: Perry, Charles | et. al.
Sponsor: Geren, Charlie | et. al.
Relating to the enforcement by campus police departments and certain local governmental entities of state and federal laws governing immigration and to related duties and liability of certain persons in the criminal justice system; providing a civil penalty; creating a criminal offense. House: State Affairs
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/17
SB 17 85-0 (2017) Author: Nelson, Jane | et. al. Relating to the decrease of the rates of the franchise tax under certain circumstances and the expiration of that tax. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Finance
Referred to Ways & Means
SB 23 85-0 (2017) Author: Schwertner, Charles | et. al.
Sponsor: Kuempel, John
Relating to requiring state contractors to participate in the federal electronic verification of employment authorization program, or E-verify. House: State Affairs
Senate: Business & Commerce
Committee report sent to Calendars
SB 29 85-0 (2017) Author: Creighton, Brandon | et. al. Relating to state contracts with and investments in companies that boycott Israel. House: State Affairs
Senate: Business & Commerce
Referred to State Affairs
SB 42 85-0 (2017) Author: Zaffirini, Judith | et. al.
Sponsor: Smithee, John
Relating to the security of courts and judges in the state; establishing a fee. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/17
SB 48 85-0 (2017) Author: Zaffirini, Judith | et. al. Relating to exempting books purchased, used, or consumed by certain university and college students from the sales and use tax for limited periods. Senate: Finance Co-author authorized
SB 72 85-0 (2017) Author: Nelson, Jane Relating to the decrease of the rates of the franchise tax under certain circumstances and the expiration of that tax. Senate: Finance Referred to Finance
SB 73 85-0 (2017) Author: Nelson, Jane | et. al.
Sponsor: Geren, Charlie
Relating to leave policy and procedures for state employees. House: General Investigating & Ethics
Senate: Finance
Effective on 9/1/17
SB 84 85-0 (2017) Author: Hall, Bob Relating to a pilot project for financing certain Texas Department of Transportation projects. Senate: Finance Left pending in committee
SB 112 85-0 (2017) Author: Huffines, Don Relating to the decrease of the rates of the franchise tax under certain circumstances and the expiration of that tax. Senate: Finance Referred to Finance
SB 131 85-0 (2017) Author: Creighton, Brandon Relating to the use of certain surplus state revenue to provide for a rebate of state franchise taxes. Senate: Finance Referred to Finance
SB 134 85-0 (2017) Author: Creighton, Brandon | et. al. Relating to state contracts with and investments in companies that boycott Israel. Senate: Business & Commerce Co-author authorized
SB 200 85-0 (2017) Author: Campbell, Donna
Sponsor: Elkins, Gary | et. al.
Relating to public access to boundary, financial, and tax rate information of certain political subdivisions. House: Government Transparency & Operation
Senate: Finance
Committee report sent to Calendars
SB 245 85-0 (2017) Author: Burton, Konni Relating to voter information provided by political subdivisions before an election to authorize the issuance of bonds. Senate: Intergovernmental Relations Referred to Intergovernmental Relations
SB 252 85-0 (2017) Author: Taylor, Van
Sponsor: Davis, Sarah | et. al.
Relating to prohibiting governmental contracts with a company doing business with Iran, Sudan, or a foreign terrorist organization. House: State Affairs
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective on 9/1/17
SB 253 85-0 (2017) Author: Taylor, Van | et. al.
Sponsor: Davis, Sarah
Relating to investment prohibitions and divestment requirements for certain investments of public money. House: State Affairs
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective immediately
SB 254 85-0 (2017) Author: Schwertner, Charles Relating to requiring state contractors to participate in the federal electronic verification of employment authorization program, or E-verify. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SB 255 85-0 (2017) Author: Zaffirini, Judith
Sponsor: Simmons, Ron
Relating to contracts with and training for governmental entities and vendors, including purchasing and contract management training; authorizing fees. House: Appropriations
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective on 9/1/17
SB 266 85-0 (2017) Author: Watson, Kirk Relating to the driver responsibility program. Senate: Transportation Left pending in committee
SB 275 85-0 (2017) Author: Watson, Kirk | et. al. Relating to the retention and use of sales tax revenue collected by certain retailers to provide job training and placement services to certain persons. Senate: Finance Not again placed on intent calendar
SB 289 85-0 (2017) Author: Taylor, Van | et. al. Relating to the preparation of government growth impact statements for rules proposed by state agencies. House: Appropriations
Senate: Business & Commerce
Referred to Appropriations
SB 379 85-0 (2017) Author: Perry, Charles Relating to eminent domain reporting requirements for certain entities. House: Land & Resource Management
Senate: State Affairs
Left pending in committee
SB 400 85-0 (2017) Author: Kolkhorst, Lois Relating to the verification of information provided to the comptroller and contained in reports on compliance with agreements under the Texas Economic Development Act. House: Economic & Small Business Development
Senate: Natural Resources & Economic Development
Left pending in committee
SB 446 85-0 (2017) Author: Burton, Konni Relating to the acceptance or expenditure of federal funds by a political subdivision. Senate: Finance Left pending in committee
SB 493 85-0 (2017) Author: Hall, Bob Relating to the sunset review of regional mobility authorities. Senate: Transportation Referred to Transportation
SB 518 85-0 (2017) Author: Miles, Borris | et. al. Relating to a franchise tax credit for entities that employ certain students in certain paid internship or similar programs. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Finance
Referred to Ways & Means
SB 526 85-0 (2017) Author: Birdwell, Brian
Sponsor: Capriglione, Giovanni | et. al.
Relating to the abolishment of certain advisory committees and other state entities. House: Government Transparency & Operation
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective on 9/1/17
SB 533 85-0 (2017) Author: Nelson, Jane
Sponsor: Geren, Charlie
Relating to governmental entity contracting and procurement. House: Appropriations
Senate: Finance
Effective on 9/1/17
SB 542 85-0 (2017) Author: Bettencourt, Paul Relating to an insurance premium tax credit for contributions made to certain educational assistance organizations. Senate: Education Referred to Education
SB 594 85-0 (2017) Author: Creighton, Brandon
Sponsor: Springer, Drew
Relating to the procedure for the approval of rules adopted by the comptroller relating to the appraisal of qualified open-space land and qualified timber land for ad valorem tax purposes. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Finance
Effective on 1/1/18
SB 596 85-0 (2017) Author: Lucio, Jr., Eddie Relating to imposing a tax on certain sweetened beverages and ingredients used to make certain sweetened beverages; providing a penalty. Senate: Finance Referred to Finance
SB 619 85-0 (2017) Author: Estes, Craig | et. al. Relating to county and municipal cooperation with state and federal immigration law enforcement and efforts to enhance international border security. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 623 85-0 (2017) Author: Burton, Konni | et. al. Relating to the establishment of a public information Internet website. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SB 625 85-0 (2017) Author: Kolkhorst, Lois
Sponsor: Stephenson, Phil | et. al.
Relating to public access to financial and tax rate information of certain special purpose districts; imposing a civil penalty. House: Special Purpose Districts
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Effective on 9/1/17
SB 661 85-0 (2017) Author: Huffines, Don Relating to the repeal of the driver responsibility program. Senate: Transportation Referred to Transportation
SB 663 85-0 (2017) Author: Huffines, Don Relating to disposition of proceeds and property from asset forfeiture proceedings under the Code of Criminal Procedure. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 669 85-0 (2017) Author: Nelson, Jane | et. al.
Sponsor: Zerwas, John | et. al.
Relating to the system for protesting or appealing certain ad valorem tax determinations; authorizing a fee. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Finance
Senate appoints conferees-reported
SB 700 85-0 (2017) Author: Zaffirini, Judith Relating to the eligibility of land for appraisal for ad valorem tax purposes as qualified open-space land. Senate: Finance Referred to Finance
SB 704 85-0 (2017) Author: Rodríguez, José Relating to the public school finance system. Senate: Education Referred to Education
SB 706 85-0 (2017) Author: Birdwell, Brian
Sponsor: Kacal, Kyle
Relating to the abolishment of the State Council on Competitive Government and the transfer of its functions to the comptroller. House: Government Transparency & Operation
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective on 9/1/17
SB 756 85-0 (2017) Author: Menéndez, José Relating to required coverage for obesity under group health benefit plans. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SB 764 85-0 (2017) Author: Huffines, Don | et. al. Relating to accounting for costs incurred by this state as a result of the presence of persons who are not lawfully present in the United States. House: State Affairs
Senate: Finance
Referred to State Affairs
SB 906 85-0 (2017) Author: Birdwell, Brian Relating to the movement of portable building units over a state highway; authorizing a fee. Senate: Transportation Referred to Transportation
SB 910 85-0 (2017) Author: Huffman, Joan | et. al. Relating to the distribution, possession, purchase, consumption, and receipt of cigarettes, e-cigarettes, and tobacco products; providing penalties. Senate: State Affairs Co-author authorized
SB 972 85-0 (2017) Author: Zaffirini, Judith | et. al.
Sponsor: King, Tracy
Relating to the reappraisal for ad valorem taxation purposes of real property on which a building completely destroyed by a casualty is located. House: Appropriations
Senate: Finance
Placed on General State Calendar
SB 980 85-0 (2017) Author: Schwertner, Charles Relating to state money or credit or a state guarantee used or provided for high-speed rail owned by a private entity. Senate: Transportation Committee report printed and distributed
SB 1008 85-0 (2017) Author: Seliger, Kel Relating to funding for the economic stabilization fund, including the rates of severance taxes on oil and gas production. Senate: Finance Left pending in committee
SB 1032 85-0 (2017) Author: Taylor, Larry Relating to an exemption from and a limitation on the sales tax imposed on certain boats and boat motors. Senate: Finance Left pending in committee
SB 1105 85-0 (2017) Author: Hinojosa, Juan | et. al.
Sponsor: Phelan, Dade
Relating to the abolishment of the used oil recycling account, deposits of used oil recycling fees, and use of the water resource management account. House: Appropriations
Senate: Natural Resources & Economic Development
Effective on 9/1/17
SB 1159 85-0 (2017) Author: Garcia, Sylvia Relating to exempting course materials purchased, used, or consumed by certain students from the sales and use tax. Senate: Finance Referred to Finance
SB 1209 85-0 (2017) Author: Uresti, Carlos Relating to the eligibility of land for appraisal for ad valorem tax purposes as qualified open-space land on the basis of its use for wildlife management. Senate: Finance Left pending in committee
SB 1221 85-0 (2017) Author: Watson, Kirk | et. al.
Sponsor: Hinojosa, Gina
Relating to an annual report submitted to the comptroller by a municipality that imposes certain hotel occupancy taxes. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Natural Resources & Economic Development
Effective immediately
SB 1222 85-0 (2017) Author: Taylor, Van Relating to the investment of a portion of the economic stabilization fund balance. Senate: Finance Referred to Finance
SB 1267 85-0 (2017) Author: Taylor, Larry Relating to school district ad valorem tax rates. Senate: Education Not again placed on intent calendar
SB 1286 85-0 (2017) Author: Bettencourt, Paul
Sponsor: Murphy, Jim
Relating to the system for protesting or appealing certain ad valorem tax determinations. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Finance
Effective on 9/1/17
SB 1295 85-0 (2017) Author: Lucio, Jr., Eddie Relating to an insurance premium tax credit for investment in certain communities; imposing a monetary penalty; authorizing fees. Senate: Finance Referred to Finance
SB 1311 85-0 (2017) Author: Garcia, Sylvia | et. al. Relating to the creation of a Texas resident driver's permit, provisional Texas resident driver's permit, and Texas resident driver's instruction permit and the amount and allocation of state traffic fine funds; creating an offense. Senate: Transportation Referred to Transportation
SB 1358 85-0 (2017) Author: Hall, Bob Relating to the sunset review of the Legislative Budget Board and a study by the comptroller on the accuracy of fiscal notes prepared by the Legislative Budget Board. Senate: Finance Referred to Finance
SB 1364 85-0 (2017) Author: Miles, Borris Relating to the dissemination of information about historically underutilized businesses and the expansion of the small business development center network. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SB 1389 85-0 (2017) Author: Hinojosa, Juan Relating to a franchise tax credit for enterprise projects for certain capital investments. Senate: Finance Referred to Finance
SB 1468 85-0 (2017) Author: Creighton, Brandon Relating to a franchise tax credit for entities that employ certain students in certain paid internship or similar programs. Senate: Finance Referred to Finance
SB 1471 85-0 (2017) Author: Seliger, Kel Relating to the establishment of the emergency medical services assistance program. Senate: Health & Human Services Referred to Health & Human Services
SB 1667 85-0 (2017) Author: Seliger, Kel
Sponsor: Landgraf, Brooks
Relating to the nature, funding, and functions of the Texas Low-Level Radioactive Waste Compact Commission. House: Environmental Regulation
Senate: Natural Resources & Economic Development
Effective immediately
SB 1711 85-0 (2017) Author: Huffines, Don Relating to the claim process for unclaimed property. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SB 1713 85-0 (2017) Author: Uresti, Carlos Relating to a study on sales and use tax compliance. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Finance
Referred to Ways & Means
SB 1738 85-0 (2017) Author: Miles, Borris Relating to historically underutilized businesses. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SB 1791 85-0 (2017) Author: Menéndez, José Relating to veterans treatment court programs and the results of successfully completing those programs; imposing a filing fee on certain civil cases to benefit veterans treatment court programs; changing a fee. Senate: Criminal Justice Referred to Criminal Justice
SB 1821 85-0 (2017) Author: Burton, Konni Relating to ballot propositions authorizing certain political subdivisions to issue bonds. Senate: Intergovernmental Relations Referred to Intergovernmental Relations
SB 1831 85-0 (2017) Author: Buckingham, Dawn | et. al.
Sponsor: Capriglione, Giovanni
Relating to an annual report on state programs not funded by appropriations. House: Appropriations
Senate: Finance
Effective immediately
SB 1848 85-0 (2017) Author: Bettencourt, Paul Relating to the award of attorney's fees in a judicial appeal of certain ad valorem tax determinations. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Finance
Referred to Ways & Means
SB 1889 85-0 (2017) Author: Bettencourt, Paul Relating to insurance premium tax and alcoholic beverage tax credits for contributions made to certain educational assistance organizations. Senate: Education Referred to Education
SB 1908 85-0 (2017) Author: Bettencourt, Paul Relating to the selection of an arbitrator for purposes of an appeal through binding arbitration of certain appraisal review board orders. Senate: Finance Referred to Finance
SB 1969 85-0 (2017) Author: Kolkhorst, Lois
Sponsor: Cyrier, John
Relating to the nonsubstantive revision of the Texas Racing Act, including conforming amendments. House: Licensing & Administrative Procedures
Senate: Administration
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SB 2038 85-0 (2017) Author: Zaffirini, Judith Relating to the composition of the Contract Advisory Team. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SB 2060 85-0 (2017) Author: Campbell, Donna Relating to compensation and restitution to crime victims and the disposition of unclaimed restitution payments; providing for an administrative penalty. Senate: Criminal Justice Referred to Criminal Justice
SB 2097 85-0 (2017) Author: Hall, Bob Relating to the use of gold and silver coins and bullion. Senate: Finance Referred to Finance
SB 2145 85-0 (2017) Author: Taylor, Larry | et. al. Relating to the public school finance system. Senate: Education Co-author authorized
SB 2152 85-0 (2017) Author: Huffman, Joan Relating to the transfer of certain unused franchise tax credits. Senate: Finance Referred to Finance
SB 2184 85-0 (2017) Author: Miles, Borris Relating to new capital investment in the state. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SB 2198 85-0 (2017) Author: Campbell, Donna Relating to interest that accrues under the Property Tax Code. Senate: Finance Referred to Finance
SB 2204 85-0 (2017) Author: Hancock, Kelly
Sponsor: Thompson, Senfronia
Relating to the administration of the certified capital company program by the office of the comptroller of public accounts. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Business & Commerce
Committee report sent to Calendars
SB 2208 85-0 (2017) Author: Hancock, Kelly Relating to the transfer of the regulation of property tax professionals from the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation to the comptroller of public accounts; providing civil and administrative penalties. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SB 2213 85-0 (2017) Author: Huffman, Joan Relating to state fiscal matters related to general government. Senate: Finance Referred to Finance
SB 2217 85-0 (2017) Author: Kolkhorst, Lois Relating to state fiscal matters. Senate: Finance Referred to Finance
SB 2218 85-0 (2017) Author: Nelson, Jane Relating to the creation and re-creation of funds and accounts in the state treasury, the dedication and rededication of revenue, and the exemption of unappropriated money from use for general governmental purposes. Senate: Finance Referred to Finance
SB 2220 85-0 (2017) Author: Huffman, Joan Relating to the distribution of the consolidated court cost. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 2239 85-0 (2017) Author: Bettencourt, Paul Relating to ad valorem taxation. Senate: Finance Left pending in committee
SJR 14 85-0 (2017) Author: Creighton, Brandon Proposing a constitutional amendment concerning the use of unencumbered surplus state revenues to provide for a rebate of state franchise taxes. Senate: Finance Referred to Finance
SJR 26 85-0 (2017) Author: Perry, Charles Proposing a constitutional amendment limiting appropriations from the economic stabilization fund to prevent the fund balance from falling below a prescribed minimum amount, other than in an emergency if certain requirements are met, and limiting the permissible uses of that appropriated money. Senate: Finance Referred to Finance
SJR 41 85-0 (2017) Author: Seliger, Kel Proposing a constitutional amendment to provide for foregoing the transfer of oil and gas production tax revenue to the economic stabilization fund if the ending fund balance for the preceding fiscal year is greater than $5 billion and for reducing the rates of oil and gas production taxes by amounts sufficient to equal the foregone transfer. Senate: Finance Left pending in committee
SR 432 85-0 (2017) Author: Kolkhorst, Lois Recognizing the Treasury Operations division of the Office of the Comptroller of Public Accounts. Reported enrolled
HB 3 85-1 (2017) Author: Bonnen, Dennis | et. al. Relating to ad valorem taxation; authorizing fees. House: Ways & Means Left pending in committee
HB 31 85-1 (2017) Author: Capriglione, Giovanni Relating to oversight of and requirements applicable to state contracts and other state financial and accounting issues; providing a civil penalty. House: Appropriations Referred to Appropriations
HB 32 85-1 (2017) Author: Bonnen, Dennis | et. al.
Sponsor: Bettencourt, Paul
Relating to the administration of the ad valorem tax system; authorizing fees. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Government Reform, Select
Postponed
HB 42 85-1 (2017) Author: Keough, Mark Relating to the selection of the board of directors of an appraisal district; authorizing the imposition of a fee. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HB 52 85-1 (2017) Author: Simmons, Ron | et. al. Relating to the establishment of an individualized education plan account program for certain children with disabilities. House: Public Education Referred to Public Education
HB 58 85-1 (2017) Author: Simmons, Ron | et. al. Relating to the establishment of a tax credit scholarship and educational expense assistance program. House: Public Education Referred to Public Education
HB 72 85-1 (2017) Author: Bohac, Dwayne | et. al. Relating to an exemption from ad valorem taxation of the residence homestead of a Purple Heart recipient or the surviving spouse of a Purple Heart recipient. House: Ways & Means Recommitted to committee
HB 75 85-1 (2017) Author: Darby, Drew | et. al. Relating to transferring to the property tax relief fund one-half of any unencumbered balance of general revenue at the end of a state fiscal biennium. House: Appropriations Referred to Appropriations
HB 83 85-1 (2017) Author: Metcalf, Will Relating to dedicating certain state revenue to the purpose of retiring state debt. House: Appropriations Referred to Appropriations
HB 91 85-1 (2017) Author: Swanson, Valoree Relating to the abolition of ad valorem taxes and a study of alternative methods of taxation to replace revenue lost to political subdivisions as a result of the abolition of ad valorem taxes. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HB 92 85-1 (2017) Author: Rodriguez, Eddie | et. al. Relating to the eligibility of land for appraisal for ad valorem tax purposes as qualified open-space land. House: Agriculture & Livestock Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 97 85-1 (2017) Author: Springer, Drew Relating to actions by a retailer that constitute engaging in business in this state for purposes of the use tax. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HB 134 85-1 (2017) Author: Reynolds, Ron Relating to historically underutilized businesses and to goods and services purchased by governmental entities; providing penalties. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 146 85-1 (2017) Author: Farrar, Jessica Relating to the promotion of breast-feeding and the prohibition against interference with or restriction of the right to breast-feed; creating a civil action. House: Business & Industry Referred to Business & Industry
HB 156 85-1 (2017) Author: Isaac, Jason | et. al. Relating to payroll deductions for state and local government employee organizations. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 176 85-1 (2017) Author: Anchia, Rafael Relating to equalizing compensation for certain wrongfully imprisoned persons. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Referred to Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
HB 180 85-1 (2017) Author: Shine, Hugh Relating to public access to boundary, financial, and tax rate information of certain political subdivisions. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HB 206 85-1 (2017) Author: Villalba, Jason | et. al. Relating to a limit on local government expenditures. House: Urban Affairs Referred to Urban Affairs
HB 209 85-1 (2017) Author: Capriglione, Giovanni | et. al. Relating to the determination of the sufficient balance and management and investment of the economic stabilization fund. House: Appropriations Referred to Appropriations
HB 228 85-1 (2017) Author: Larson, Lyle | et. al. Relating to appropriations of water for use in aquifer storage and recovery projects. House: Natural Resources Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 229 85-1 (2017) Author: Larson, Lyle | et. al. Relating to the authority of the Texas Water Development Board to use the state participation account of the water development fund to provide financial assistance for the development of certain facilities. House: Natural Resources Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 253 85-1 (2017) Author: Simmons, Ron | et. al. Relating to public school finance, including the establishment of a tax credit scholarship and educational expense assistance program. House: Public Education Left pending in committee
HB 272 85-1 (2017) Author: Koop, Linda Relating to the creation of a state financing program administered by the Texas Public Finance Authority to assist school districts with certain expenses; granting authority to issue bonds or other obligations. House: Public Education Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 278 85-1 (2017) Author: Reynolds, Ron Relating to the preference given by state agencies for certain goods and services produced or offered by small businesses. House: Economic & Small Business Development Referred to Economic & Small Business Development
HB 285 85-1 (2017) Author: Murr, Andrew Relating to elimination of certain property taxes for school district maintenance and operations and providing public education funding through an increase in the state sales and use tax rate. House: Ways & Means Left pending in committee
HB 311 85-1 (2017) Author: Fallon, Pat Relating to money transmissions sent to destinations outside the United States; imposing a fee. House: Investments & Financial Services Referred to Investments & Financial Services
HB 313 85-1 (2017) Author: White, James | et. al. Relating to allocating a portion of oil and gas production tax revenue to the counties from which the oil and gas originated. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HB 346 85-1 (2017) Author: Capriglione, Giovanni Relating to dedicating certain state revenue to making additional contributions to the state retirement system for education employees and to the health benefit plan for retired education employees and their dependents. House: Appropriations Meeting cancelled
HB 347 85-1 (2017) Author: Elkins, Gary Relating to government transparency and operations. House: Government Transparency & Operation Referred to Government Transparency & Operation
HB 348 85-1 (2017) Author: Burkett, Cindy Relating to the administration of appraisal districts; authorizing a fee. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HB 363 85-1 (2017) Author: Howard, Donna Relating to the allocation of certain funds designated for transfer to the retired school employees group insurance fund. House: Appropriations Left pending in committee
HB 367 85-1 (2017) Author: Capriglione, Giovanni | et. al. Relating to the deposit of money received from the federal government and the authority of the comptroller concerning related funds and accounts. House: Appropriations Received from the House
HB 370 85-1 (2017) Author: Meyer, Morgan Relating to the creation of the attendance credit receipts fund. House: Public Education Referred to Public Education
HB 379 85-1 (2017) Author: Reynolds, Ron Relating to assistance for small businesses, the dissemination of information about historically underutilized businesses, and the expansion of the small business development center network. House: Economic & Small Business Development Referred to Economic & Small Business Development
HB 390 85-1 (2017) Author: White, James Relating to a limitation on increases in the appraised value of real property for ad valorem tax purposes. Filed
HJR 18 85-1 (2017) Author: Howard, Donna | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment requiring the state to pay at least 50 percent of the cost of maintaining and operating the public school system and prohibiting the comptroller from certifying legislation containing an appropriation unless the requirement is met. House: Appropriations Left pending in committee
HJR 46 85-1 (2017) Author: Capriglione, Giovanni Proposing a constitutional amendment providing for certain excess revenue to be dedicated toward contributions to the state retirement system for education employees and to the health benefit plan for retired education employees and their dependents. House: Appropriations Meeting cancelled
HJR 52 85-1 (2017) Author: Howard, Donna Proposing a constitutional amendment to allocate certain surplus state revenue to the retired school employees group insurance fund. House: Appropriations Left pending in committee
HJR 53 85-1 (2017) Author: Huberty, Dan Proposing a constitutional amendment transferring certain surplus state revenue in the economic stabilization fund and dedicating that revenue to public education. House: Appropriations Left pending in committee
SB 1 85-1 (2017) Author: Bettencourt, Paul | et. al.
Sponsor: Bonnen, Dennis
Relating to the calculation of the ad valorem rollback tax rate of a taxing unit and voter approval of a proposed tax rate that exceeds the rollback tax rate. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Government Reform, Select
Senate appoints conferees-reported
SB 2 85-1 (2017) Author: Taylor, Larry | et. al.
Sponsor: VanDeaver, Gary
Relating to the establishment of an education enhancement program for students with certain disabilities. House: Public Education
Senate: Education
Committee report sent to Calendars
SB 7 85-1 (2017) Author: Hughes, Bryan | et. al. Relating to payroll deductions for state and local government employee organizations. Senate: Business & Commerce Received from the Senate
SB 21 85-1 (2017) Author: Nelson, Jane Relating to the system for protesting or appealing certain ad valorem tax determinations; authorizing a fee. Filed
SB 93 85-1 (2017) Author: Bettencourt, Paul Relating to ad valorem taxation. Senate: Government Reform, Select Left pending in committee
SB 96 85-1 (2017) Author: Bettencourt, Paul Relating to ad valorem taxation. Senate: Government Reform, Select Left pending in committee
SB 109 85-1 (2017) Author: Garcia, Sylvia | et. al. Relating to the repeal of certain provisions governing state and local enforcement of immigration laws and to certain other provisions related to immigration law. Filed
SJR 6 85-1 (2017) Author: Rodríguez, José | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment requiring the state to pay at least 50 percent of the cost of maintaining and operating the public school system and prohibiting the comptroller from certifying legislation containing an appropriation unless the requirement is met. Co-author authorized
SJR 12 85-1 (2017) Author: Taylor, Van Proposing a constitutional amendment providing for certain excess revenue to be dedicated toward contributions to state retirement systems, the health benefit plan for retired education employees and their dependents, the Texas tomorrow fund, the permanent school fund, and the permanent university fund. Filed
HB 7 84-0 (2015) Author: Darby, Drew | et. al.
Sponsor: Nelson, Jane
Relating to certain fiscal matters affecting governmental entities; reducing or affecting the amounts or rates of certain taxes, assessments, surcharges, and fees. House: Appropriations - S/C on Budget Transparency & Reform
Senate: Finance
Effective on 9/1/15
HB 8 84-0 (2015) Author: Otto, John | et. al.
Sponsor: Nelson, Jane
Relating to the deposit of money received from the federal government and the authority of the comptroller concerning related funds and accounts. House: Appropriations - S/C on Budget Transparency & Reform
Senate: Finance
Committee report printed and distributed
HB 15 84-0 (2015) Author: Otto, John | et. al.
Sponsor: Eltife, Kevin
Relating to the management and oversight of state contracts, including contracts for information technology commodity items. House: Government Transparency & Operation
Senate: Finance
House adopts conf. comm. report-reported
HB 26 84-0 (2015) Author: Button, Angie | et. al.
Sponsor: Fraser, Troy | et. al.
Relating to state economic development measures, including administration of the Texas Enterprise Fund, creation of the Economic Incentive Oversight Board and the governor's university research initiative, abolishment of the Texas emerging technology fund, and renaming the Major Events trust fund to the Major Events Reimbursement Program. House: Economic & Small Business Development
Senate: Natural Resources & Economic Development
Effective on 9/1/15
HB 32 84-0 (2015) Author: Bonnen, Dennis | et. al.
Sponsor: Nelson, Jane | et. al.
Relating to the computation and rates of the franchise tax; decreasing tax rates. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Finance
Effective on 1/1/16
HB 35 84-0 (2015) Author: Murphy, Jim | et. al. Relating to the amount of the discount allowed for prepayment of sales and use taxes. House: Ways & Means Considered in Calendars
HB 79 84-0 (2015) Author: Guillen, Ryan Relating to exemptions from the sales and use tax and the franchise tax for certain businesses during an initial period of operation in the state. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HB 81 84-0 (2015) Author: Guillen, Ryan Relating to regulation of the sale, distribution, possession, use, and advertising of nicotine products and cigarettes; authorizing a fee; creating offenses. House: Public Health Left pending in committee
HB 86 84-0 (2015) Author: White, James Relating to the creation of a select committee to evaluate the effects of a reduction in or the elimination of federal funding on the state budget due to federal fiscal policy. House: Appropriations - S/C on Budget Transparency & Reform Left pending in subcommittee
HB 139 84-0 (2015) Author: Stickland, Jonathan Relating to the posting of certain notices for political subdivisions on the comptroller's Internet website. House: Government Transparency & Operation Reported favorably w/o amendment(s)
HB 151 84-0 (2015) Author: Guillen, Ryan Relating to authorizing a credit representing motor fuels taxes against, and imposing, a mileage tax and to the use of revenue from that tax; providing penalties. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HB 170 84-0 (2015) Author: Alvarado, Carol | et. al. Relating to regulation of the sale, distribution, possession, use, and advertising of e-cigarettes, cigarettes, and tobacco products; creating criminal offenses. House: Public Health Laid on the table subject to call
HB 232 84-0 (2015) Author: Farrar, Jessica | et. al. Relating to the promotion of breast-feeding and the prohibition against interference with or restriction of the right to breast-feed; creating a civil action. House: Business & Industry Placed on General State Calendar
HB 236 84-0 (2015) Author: Krause, Matt Relating to the creation of the Fiscal Risk Management Commission. House: Appropriations Referred to Appropriations
HB 246 84-0 (2015) Author: Martinez Fischer, Trey Relating to franchise tax credits for businesses that employ veterans; adding provisions subject to a criminal penalty. House: Ways & Means Placed on General State Calendar
HB 290 84-0 (2015) Author: Leach, Jeff | et. al. Relating to the constitutional limit on the rate of growth of appropriations and the use of surplus state revenues. House: Appropriations Referred to Appropriations
HB 306 84-0 (2015) Author: White, James | et. al. Relating to the provision of certain public benefits and services to persons not lawfully present in the United States and reimbursement from the federal government for those benefits and services. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 310 84-0 (2015) Author: White, James Relating to the cost of confinement and imprisonment of persons not lawfully present in the United States and reimbursement from the federal government for that cost. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 350 84-0 (2015) Author: Farias, Joe Relating to an exemption from the motor vehicle sales and use tax for certain motor vehicles purchased or used by veterans with disabilities. House: Ways & Means Withdrawn from schedule
HB 399 84-0 (2015) Author: Harless, Patricia | et. al. Relating to taxes wholly or partly deposited to the credit of the state highway fund; increasing the rates of the gasoline and diesel fuel taxes and authorizing the increase or decrease of those rates in subsequent years. House: Transportation Referred to Transportation
HB 457 84-0 (2015) Author: McClendon, Ruth Relating to the Texas emissions reduction plan, including the use of money in the Texas emissions reduction plan fund for rail projects. House: Transportation Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 469 84-0 (2015) Author: Metcalf, Will | et. al. Relating to the allocation of certain motor vehicle sales tax revenue to the state highway fund and to the uses of that revenue. House: Transportation Referred to Transportation
HB 470 84-0 (2015) Author: Reynolds, Ron Relating to the preference given by state agencies for certain goods and services produced or offered by small businesses. House: Government Transparency & Operation Left pending in committee
HB 483 84-0 (2015) Author: Capriglione, Giovanni | et. al.
Sponsor: Kolkhorst, Lois | et. al.
Relating to the establishment and administration of a state bullion depository; authorizing fees. House: Investments & Financial Services
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective immediately
HB 491 84-0 (2015) Author: Hernandez, Ana | et. al. Relating to exempting textbooks purchased, used, or consumed by university and college students from the sales and use tax for limited periods. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HB 525 84-0 (2015) Author: Riddle, Debbie Relating to a franchise tax credit for wages paid to certain employees. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HB 539 84-0 (2015) Author: King, Phil | et. al. Relating to the procedural requirements for the adoption of a municipal regulation, limitation, or prohibition on the production, storage, or transportation of oil or natural gas; authorizing a fee. House: Energy Resources Left pending in committee
HB 550 84-0 (2015) Author: Price, Four | et. al. Relating to the provision of health and human services in this state, including the powers and duties of the Health and Human Services Commission and other state agencies, and the licensing of certain health professionals; clarifying certain statutory provisions; authorizing the imposition of fees. House: Human Services Laid on the table subject to call
HB 590 84-0 (2015) Author: Elkins, Gary | et. al.
Sponsor: Bettencourt, Paul
Relating to the creation of research technology corporations for the development and commercialization of technologies owned by institutions of higher education or by certain medical centers with members that are institutions of higher education; providing for tax exemptions; providing a penalty. House: Government Transparency & Operation
Senate: Natural Resources & Economic Development
Left pending in committee
HB 605 84-0 (2015) Author: Davis, Sarah Relating to a franchise tax credit for taxable entities that pay employees during jury selection or jury service. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HB 619 84-0 (2015) Author: Bonnen, Greg | et. al. Relating to an exemption from and a limitation on the sales tax imposed on certain boats and boat motors. House: Ways & Means 1 hr. notice-for reconsideration
HB 630 84-0 (2015) Author: Bonnen, Greg | et. al. Relating to requiring state contractors and governmental entities to participate in the federal electronic verification of work authorization program, or E-Verify, and authorizing the suspension of certain licenses held by private employers for the knowing employment of persons not lawfully present in this state; authorizing a fee. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 641 84-0 (2015) Author: Canales, Terry | et. al. Relating to exempting textbooks purchased, used, or consumed by university and college students from the sales and use tax for limited periods. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HB 646 84-0 (2015) Author: Collier, Nicole | et. al. Relating to regulation of vapor products and cigarettes; creating offenses; authorizing fees. House: Public Health Left pending in committee
HB 647 84-0 (2015) Author: Isaac, Jason | et. al. Relating to prohibiting the sale of nicotine products to minors; creating an offense. House: Public Health Left pending in committee
HB 668 84-0 (2015) Author: Farney, Marsha Relating to the franchise tax liability of certain taxable entities. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HB 682 84-0 (2015) Author: Sheets, Kenneth | et. al. Relating to an exemption from the motor vehicle sales and use tax for certain military servicemembers serving on active duty. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Finance
Referred to Finance
HB 728 84-0 (2015) Author: Lucio III, Eddie | et. al. Relating to exempting books purchased, used, or consumed by university and college students from the sales and use tax for a limited period. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HB 754 84-0 (2015) Author: Menéndez, José Relating to the employment of individuals qualified for a veteran's employment preference. House: Economic & Small Business Development Referred to Economic & Small Business Development
HB 799 84-0 (2015) Author: Capriglione, Giovanni | et. al. Relating to a study conducted by the Legislative Budget Board on the impact to state agencies of federal regulations and mandates enacted by federal law. House: State & Federal Power & Responsibility, Select
Senate: Business & Commerce
Referred to Business & Commerce
HB 858 84-0 (2015) Author: Sanford, Scott Relating to the presumption of abandonment of an inactive checking or savings account or a matured certificate of deposit. House: Investments & Financial Services Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 889 84-0 (2015) Author: Dale, Tony Relating to requiring state contractors to participate in the federal electronic verification of employment authorization program, or E-verify. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 895 84-0 (2015) Author: Miller, Rick Relating to a franchise or insurance premium tax credit for contributions made to certain educational assistance organizations. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HB 903 84-0 (2015) Author: Capriglione, Giovanni | et. al.
Sponsor: Taylor, Van | et. al.
Relating to the investment of a percentage of the economic stabilization fund balance in excess of the sufficient balance. House: Appropriations - S/C on Budget Transparency & Reform
Senate: Finance
Effective immediately
HB 914 84-0 (2015) Author: Howard, Donna Relating to the creation of a long-range revenue analysis committee. House: Appropriations Referred to Appropriations
HB 915 84-0 (2015) Author: Howard, Donna Relating to quarterly financial condition reports on collected and anticipated state revenue. House: Appropriations - S/C on Budget Transparency & Reform Placed on General State Calendar
HB 945 84-0 (2015) Author: Rinaldi, Matt | et. al. Relating to the repeal of provisions requiring school districts to reduce their wealth per student to the equalized wealth level. House: Public Education Referred to Public Education
HB 958 84-0 (2015) Author: Bohac, Dwayne | et. al. Relating to an increase in the amount of the residence homestead exemption from ad valorem taxation by a school district, a reduction of the limitation on the total amount of ad valorem taxes that may be imposed by a school district on the homestead of an elderly or disabled person to reflect the increased exemption amount, and the protection of school districts against the resulting loss in local revenue. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HB 982 84-0 (2015) Author: Bohac, Dwayne Relating to an increase in the amount of the residence homestead exemption from ad valorem taxation by a school district, a reduction of the limitation on the total amount of ad valorem taxes that may be imposed by a school district on the homestead of an elderly or disabled person to reflect the increased exemption amount, and the protection of school districts against the resulting loss in local revenue. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HB 999 84-0 (2015) Author: Davis, Yvonne Relating to the comptroller's report on the effect of certain tax provisions. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HB 1000 84-0 (2015) Author: Zerwas, John | et. al.
Sponsor: Seliger, Kel
Relating to state support for general academic teaching institutions in this state. House: Higher Education
Senate: Finance
Effective on 9/1/15
HB 1003 84-0 (2015) Author: Davis, Yvonne Relating to the periodic evaluation of certain exemptions from property taxes and state taxes. House: Ways & Means Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 1006 84-0 (2015) Author: Davis, Yvonne Relating to the preference given by state agencies to goods offered by bidders in this state or manufactured, produced, or grown in this state or in the United States. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 1043 84-0 (2015) Author: Bohac, Dwayne | et. al. Relating to a franchise or insurance premium tax credit for contributions made to certain educational assistance organizations. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HB 1047 84-0 (2015) Author: Workman, Paul | et. al. Relating to a franchise tax credit for entities that employ certain students in certain paid internship or similar programs. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HB 1095 84-0 (2015) Author: Springer, Drew Relating to the dedication of certain wine-related revenue. House: Appropriations - S/C on Budget Transparency & Reform Left pending in subcommittee
HB 1134 84-0 (2015) Author: Metcalf, Will Relating to the use of certain surplus state revenue to provide for a rebate of state franchise taxes. House: Appropriations Referred to Appropriations
HB 1165 84-0 (2015) Author: Burkett, Cindy Relating to the disposition of administrative penalties and fines collected for violations of certain laws involving the operation of an overweight vehicle. House: Transportation Left pending in committee
HB 1261 84-0 (2015) Author: King, Susan Lewis
Sponsor: Uresti, Carlos
Relating to the comptroller's report on the effect of certain tax provisions. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Finance
Effective on 9/1/15
HB 1328 84-0 (2015) Author: Turner, Chris Relating to an exemption from ad valorem taxation of a portion of the appraised value of certain real property used to provide housing to certain persons with disabilities. House: Ways & Means Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 1426 84-0 (2015) Author: Elkins, Gary | et. al. Relating to certain requirements applicable to contracts entered into by, and the contract management process of, state agencies. House: Government Transparency & Operation Reported favorably as substituted
HB 1443 84-0 (2015) Author: Geren, Charlie
Sponsor: Birdwell, Brian
Relating to the Texas Identification Number system. House: Government Transparency & Operation
Senate: Administration
Effective immediately
HB 1454 84-0 (2015) Author: Raney, John | et. al.
Sponsor: Eltife, Kevin
Relating to notice, reporting, and records requirements for holders of certain personal property that is or may be presumed abandoned. House: Investments & Financial Services
Senate: Business & Commerce
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HB 1463 84-0 (2015) Author: Raymond, Richard Peña
Sponsor: Uresti, Carlos
Relating to the procedure for canceling an exemption from ad valorem taxation of the residence homestead of an individual who is 65 years of age or older. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Finance
Effective on 9/1/15
HB 1464 84-0 (2015) Author: Raymond, Richard Peña | et. al.
Sponsor: Zaffirini, Judith
Relating to the procedure for determining that certain land is no longer eligible for appraisal for ad valorem tax purposes as agricultural or open-space land. House: Agriculture & Livestock
Senate: Finance
Effective on 9/1/15
HB 1545 84-0 (2015) Author: Naishtat, Elliott Relating to the creation of the State Cemetery preservation trust fund. House: Appropriations - S/C on Budget Transparency & Reform Laid on the table subject to call
HB 1554 84-0 (2015) Author: Shaheen, Matt Relating to a report on local government operations prepared by the comptroller. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HB 1634 84-0 (2015) Author: Romero, Ramon | et. al. Relating to a franchise tax credit for certain taxable entities offering postsecondary tuition assistance. House: Ways & Means Left pending in committee
HB 1656 84-0 (2015) Author: Anchia, Rafael Relating to public financing of campaigns for appellate judicial offices; providing civil penalties. House: Elections Referred to Elections
HB 1714 84-0 (2015) Author: Oliveira, René Relating to a report by the comptroller regarding the misclassification of employees. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 1715 84-0 (2015) Author: Oliveira, René Relating to a report by the comptroller on wage theft. House: Business & Industry
Senate: Natural Resources & Economic Development
Referred to Natural Resources & Economic Development
HB 1811 84-0 (2015) Author: Naishtat, Elliott Relating to a study of the participation of individuals with intellectual or developmental disabilities in public higher education. House: Human Services Left pending in committee
HB 1836 84-0 (2015) Author: Sanford, Scott Relating to the allocation of certain sales tax revenue to the state highway fund and to the uses of that revenue. House: Transportation Referred directly to s/c on Long-term Infrastructure Planning by chair
HB 1871 84-0 (2015) Author: Bonnen, Greg | et. al.
Sponsor: Taylor, Larry
Relating to the duty of the comptroller to report sales and use tax information to certain taxing entities. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Finance
Left pending in committee
HB 1900 84-0 (2015) Author: Rodriguez, Eddie | et. al.
Sponsor: Zaffirini, Judith
Relating to the eligibility of land for appraisal for ad valorem tax purposes as qualified open-space land. House: Agriculture & Livestock
Senate: Finance
Left pending in committee
HB 1928 84-0 (2015) Author: Lozano, J. M. | et. al. Relating to franchise tax and insurance premium tax credits for investment in certain communities; imposing a monetary penalty; authorizing fees. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HB 1950 84-0 (2015) Author: Springer, Drew Relating to a municipality's or county's eligibility to receive money disbursed from a local events trust fund. House: Economic & Small Business Development Left pending in committee
HB 1962 84-0 (2015) Author: Parker, Tan | et. al. Relating to the franchise tax and alternative revenue sources and spending priorities for this state; repealing the franchise tax. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HB 1965 84-0 (2015) Author: Paul, Dennis | et. al. Relating to the calculation of the ad valorem rollback tax rate of a taxing unit and voter approval of a proposed tax rate that exceeds the rollback tax rate. House: Ways & Means Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 1974 84-0 (2015) Author: Keffer, Jim Relating to the use of certain surplus state revenue to phase out the franchise tax. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HB 1987 84-0 (2015) Author: Springer, Drew Relating to the authority of the governing body of a school district to waive or reduce the new jobs creation requirement under the Texas Economic Development Act. House: Ways & Means Placed on General State Calendar
HB 1989 84-0 (2015) Author: Burkett, Cindy Relating to the abolishment of the Texas Council on Purchasing from People with Disabilities and the transfer of its functions to the comptroller of public accounts. House: Human Services Left pending in committee
HB 2009 84-0 (2015) Author: Raymond, Richard Peña Relating to the use of certain aviation and air transportation-related tax proceeds for aviation facilities development. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HB 2075 84-0 (2015) Author: Button, Angie Relating to an increase in the amount of the residence homestead exemption from ad valorem taxation by a school district, a reduction of the limitation on the total amount of ad valorem taxes that may be imposed by a school district on the homestead of an elderly or disabled person to reflect the increased exemption amount, and the protection of school districts against the resulting loss in local revenue. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HB 2104 84-0 (2015) Author: Lucio III, Eddie Relating to procedures for the management, sale, or lease of certain state-owned real property and the management or collection of related funds, including disputed oil and gas royalties owed to the state. House: Land & Resource Management Laid on the table subject to call
HB 2111 84-0 (2015) Author: Sheets, Kenneth Relating to an exemption from the franchise tax and certain filing fees for certain businesses owned by veterans during an initial period of operation in the state. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HB 2113 84-0 (2015) Author: Murphy, Jim | et. al. Relating to the taxation of fireworks. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Administration
Referred to Administration
HB 2164 84-0 (2015) Author: White, James Relating to the applicability of certain unfunded mandates on political subdivisions. House: Government Transparency & Operation Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 2165 84-0 (2015) Author: Simpson, David Relating to repealing marihuana offenses; prohibiting the sale or distribution of marihuana to a minor; creating criminal offenses. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 2228 84-0 (2015) Author: Darby, Drew Relating to a refund of certain sales taxes collected by certain hotels and restaurants that complete renovation projects; authorizing a fee. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HB 2293 84-0 (2015) Author: Darby, Drew
Sponsor: West, Royce
Relating to the certification by the comptroller to the commissioner of education of the taxable value of property in each school district. House: Public Education
Senate: Finance
Effective on 1/1/16
HB 2294 84-0 (2015) Author: Bohac, Dwayne Relating to the audit, assessment, and collection of sales and use tax on general aviation aircraft under the Texas Tax Code. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HB 2307 84-0 (2015) Author: Leach, Jeff Relating to the allocation of certain surplus state revenue for periodic reductions in the state sales tax rate. House: Appropriations Referred to Appropriations
HB 2321 84-0 (2015) Author: Longoria, Oscar Relating to regulation of the sale, distribution, possession, use, and advertising of vapor products; authorizing a fee; creating offenses. House: Public Health Left pending in committee
HB 2341 84-0 (2015) Author: Darby, Drew | et. al.
Sponsor: Seliger, Kel | et. al.
Relating to the retention and use of sales tax revenue collected by certain retailers to provide job training and placement services to certain persons; adding provisions subject to a criminal penalty. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Finance
Co-sponsor authorized
HB 2368 84-0 (2015) Author: Turner, Chris Relating to the availability of state agency contracting information on the comptroller's Internet website. House: Government Transparency & Operation Left pending in committee
HB 2392 84-0 (2015) Author: Anchia, Rafael | et. al.
Sponsor: Watson, Kirk
Relating to the establishment of a residential energy efficiency loan program. House: Energy Resources
Senate: Business & Commerce
Placed on intent calendar
HB 2393 84-0 (2015) Author: Anchia, Rafael Relating to additional compensation for a person wrongfully imprisoned. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Referred to Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
HB 2416 84-0 (2015) Author: Blanco, César Relating to an annual report on the financial impact of undocumented immigrants on the state budget and economy. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 2420 84-0 (2015) Author: Kacal, Kyle Relating to a franchise tax credit for wages paid to certain employees by certain new businesses located in small municipalities. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HB 2425 84-0 (2015) Author: Rodriguez, Eddie Relating to water quality improvement and pollution reduction through beverage container recycling incentives; assessing a fee; providing penalties; creating a criminal offense. House: Environmental Regulation Left pending in committee
HB 2427 84-0 (2015) Author: Sanford, Scott Relating to a franchise tax credit for taxable entities that pay tolls and other charges for use of a toll road. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HB 2493 84-0 (2015) Author: Parker, Tan | et. al.
Sponsor: Creighton, Brandon
Relating to the self-directed and semi-independent status of the State Securities Board; authorizing fees. House: Investments & Financial Services
Senate: Business & Commerce
Placed on intent calendar
HB 2506 84-0 (2015) Author: Parker, Tan Relating to an exemption for certain tangible personal property related to medical data centers from the sales and use tax. House: Ways & Means Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 2521 84-0 (2015) Author: Coleman, Garnet | et. al.
Sponsor: Uresti, Carlos | et. al.
Relating to the allocation and use of payments received under oil and gas leases of land owned by the state for a county road. House: County Affairs
Senate: Finance
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HB 2542 84-0 (2015) Author: Gonzales, Larry Relating to the establishment and administration of the qualified ABLE program; granting authority to impose a fee. House: Human Services Referred to Human Services
HB 2582 84-0 (2015) Author: González, Mary Relating to the transfer of certain powers and duties related to endangered species from the comptroller to the commissioner of agriculture. House: State Affairs Withdrawn from schedule
HB 2640 84-0 (2015) Author: Huberty, Dan Relating to the cost of confinement and imprisonment of persons not lawfully present in the United States and reimbursement from the federal government for that cost. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 2691 84-0 (2015) Author: King, Tracy | et. al. Relating to a sales and use tax exemption and an oil and gas severance tax credit for the use of alternative base fluids in energized fracturing operations; imposing a civil penalty. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Finance
Referred to Finance
HB 2712 84-0 (2015) Author: Geren, Charlie | et. al.
Sponsor: Hancock, Kelly
Relating to the temporary exemption of certain tangible personal property related to large data center projects from the sales and use tax. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Finance
Effective immediately
HB 2737 84-0 (2015) Author: Capriglione, Giovanni Relating to the allocation of certain motor fuels tax revenue. House: Appropriations Referred to Appropriations
HB 2756 84-0 (2015) Author: Burkett, Cindy Relating to making a voluntary contribution to the Special Olympics Texas fund when registering a motor vehicle or renewing a motor vehicle registration. House: Transportation Laid on the table subject to call
HB 2783 84-0 (2015) Author: Howard, Donna | et. al. Relating to the establishment of the task force on asylum-seeking children. House: State Affairs Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 2786 84-0 (2015) Author: Springer, Drew Relating to incentives for the production of video games. House: Economic & Small Business Development No action taken in committee
HB 2865 84-0 (2015) Author: Burkett, Cindy Relating to electronic filing of certain reports; providing a penalty. House: Ways & Means Comm. report sent to Local & Consent Calendar
HB 2905 84-0 (2015) Author: Davis, Sarah Relating to the issuance of Texas Medical Center specialty license plates. House: Transportation Laid on the table subject to call
HB 2996 84-0 (2015) Author: Guillen, Ryan Relating to the employment of individuals qualified for a veteran's employment preference. House: Economic & Small Business Development Laid on the table subject to call
HB 3010 84-0 (2015) Author: Simmons, Ron | et. al. Relating to the consideration of ownership interests of certain persons with disabilities in determining whether a business is a historically underutilized business for purposes of state contracting. House: State Affairs Placed on General State Calendar
HB 3014 84-0 (2015) Author: Parker, Tan | et. al.
Sponsor: West, Royce
Relating to the administration of "pay for success" contracts for state agencies. House: Investments & Financial Services
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective on 9/1/15
HB 3039 84-0 (2015) Author: Darby, Drew Relating to requiring certain metal building, roof, and component retailers to register with the comptroller; imposing a civil penalty; authorizing a fee. House: Licensing & Administrative Procedures Postponed
HB 3062 84-0 (2015) Author: Clardy, Travis
Sponsor: West, Royce
Relating to the Jobs and Education for Texans Grant Program. House: Higher Education
Senate: Higher Education
Effective immediately
HB 3125 84-0 (2015) Author: Elkins, Gary Relating to abolishing the property tax assistance division of the office of the comptroller of public accounts and transferring its powers and duties to the newly created State Property Tax Board. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HB 3221 84-0 (2015) Author: Shaheen, Matt Relating to mandating a study by the state comptroller on procurement consolidation of all state agencies in state government. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 3241 84-0 (2015) Author: Price, Four | et. al. Relating to state agency contracting; creating an offense. House: State Affairs Laid on the table subject to call
HB 3242 84-0 (2015) Author: Walle, Armando Relating to ad valorem tax protests and appeals on the ground of the unequal appraisal of property. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HB 3258 84-0 (2015) Author: Meyer, Morgan Relating to the investment of a portion of the economic stabilization fund balance and the dedication of certain interest earned on the fund balance. House: Appropriations Referred to Appropriations
HB 3295 84-0 (2015) Author: Sheffield, J. D. Relating to the provision of state aid to certain local governments disproportionately affected by the granting of ad valorem tax relief to disabled veterans. House: Appropriations - S/C on Budget Transparency & Reform Left pending in subcommittee
HB 3328 84-0 (2015) Author: Otto, John Relating to certain state fiscal matters. House: Appropriations Left pending in committee
HB 3342 84-0 (2015) Author: Kuempel, John
Sponsor: Eltife, Kevin
Relating to interstate compacts and cooperative agreements relating to state purchasing. House: Government Transparency & Operation
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective on 9/1/15
HB 3345 84-0 (2015) Author: Elkins, Gary Relating to state contracting and management, and the establishment of a centralized purchasing, vendor management, contract audit and transparency system for state agencies. House: Government Transparency & Operation Left pending in committee
HB 3402 84-0 (2015) Author: Smith, Wayne
Sponsor: Ellis, Rodney
Relating to the authority of a venue district to act as an endorsing municipality or endorsing county for purposes of games or event trust funds; authorizing a fee. House: Economic & Small Business Development
Senate: Natural Resources & Economic Development
Effective immediately
HB 3507 84-0 (2015) Author: Guillen, Ryan Relating to providing a sales and use tax refund or franchise tax credit for businesses that employ former offenders. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HB 3518 84-0 (2015) Author: Landgraf, Brooks | et. al. Relating to alternative fuel fleets of certain governmental entities, including funding for motor vehicles, infrastructure, and equipment. House: Energy Resources Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 3549 84-0 (2015) Author: Walle, Armando Relating to the review, approval, and monitoring of and reporting on state agency contracts. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 3554 84-0 (2015) Author: Dale, Tony Relating to an oil and gas severance tax credit for the use of incremental production increase techniques. House: Energy Resources Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 3606 84-0 (2015) Author: Krause, Matt Relating to reporting requirements for receipt or expenditure of federal funds by political subdivisions that receive federal funds. House: State & Federal Power & Responsibility, Select Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 3613 84-0 (2015) Author: Isaac, Jason | et. al. Relating to a Pan American Games trust fund, an Olympic Games trust fund, a Major Events trust fund, a Motor Sports Racing trust fund, and an Events trust fund for sporting and non-sporting events, and to the abolishment of the special event trust fund. House: Economic & Small Business Development Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 3617 84-0 (2015) Author: Capriglione, Giovanni Relating to the establishment of a business investment fund in this state. House: Investments & Financial Services Left pending in committee
HB 3626 84-0 (2015) Author: Hughes, Bryan Relating to the allocation of certain surplus state revenue for periodic reductions in the state sales tax rate. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HB 3637 84-0 (2015) Author: Turner, Chris Relating to the verification of information provided to the comptroller and contained in reports on compliance with agreements under the Texas Economic Development Act. House: Ways & Means Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 3639 84-0 (2015) Author: Hughes, Bryan Relating to the limit on the rate of growth in appropriations and to the authority of the comptroller to reduce the state sales and use tax rates for designated periods. House: Appropriations Referred to Appropriations
HB 3644 84-0 (2015) Author: Guillen, Ryan Relating to establishing a student grant program administered by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board funded by depository interest and earnings on certain unclaimed original land grant mineral proceeds. House: Appropriations Referred to Appropriations
HB 3654 84-0 (2015) Author: Murphy, Jim Relating to the fiscal transparency of political subdivisions. House: Investments & Financial Services Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 3719 84-0 (2015) Author: King, Tracy Relating to an exemption from the sales tax for certain water-conserving products for a limited period. House: Ways & Means Left pending in committee
HB 3766 84-0 (2015) Author: Burkett, Cindy | et. al. Relating to the establishment of the Texas Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) Program; authorizing the imposition of fees. House: Human Services Referred to Human Services
HB 3891 84-0 (2015) Author: Fallon, Pat Relating to public access to boundary, financial, and tax rate information of certain special purpose districts. House: Special Purpose Districts Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 3988 84-0 (2015) Author: Geren, Charlie Relating to transparency in the reporting of eminent domain authority and the creation of an eminent domain database. House: Land & Resource Management Left pending in committee
HB 4005 84-0 (2015) Author: Laubenberg, Jodie Relating to the collection, administration, and enforcement of state taxes and fees. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HB 4021 84-0 (2015) Author: Herrero, Abel Relating to creating a tax severance credit for oil and gas operators for use of alternative fluids in place of fresh water solely in the process of hydraulic fracturing (fracking). House: Ways & Means Left pending in committee
HB 4039 84-0 (2015) Author: Wray, John Relating to mixed beverage taxes; repealing a tax; increasing the rate of a tax. House: Licensing & Administrative Procedures Referred to Licensing & Administrative Procedures
HB 4044 84-0 (2015) Author: Paddie, Chris Relating to the imposition of a fee on a holder of a permit for an oil and gas waste disposal well. House: Energy Resources Left pending in committee
HB 4106 84-0 (2015) Author: Peña, Gilbert | et. al. Relating to state savings and government efficiency achieved through a taxpayer savings grant program administered by the comptroller of public accounts. House: Public Education Referred to Public Education
HJR 8 84-0 (2015) Author: Otto, John | et. al.
Sponsor: Nelson, Jane
Proposing a constitutional amendment to dedicate certain money to the purpose of retiring state debt early. House: Appropriations - S/C on Budget Transparency & Reform
Senate: Finance
Committee report printed and distributed
HJR 45 84-0 (2015) Author: Leach, Jeff Proposing a constitutional amendment concerning the limitation on the rate of growth in appropriations and the use of unencumbered surplus state revenues to provide for a rebate of state franchise taxes, to reduce public school district property taxes, and to fund the state's rainy day fund. House: Appropriations Referred to Appropriations
HJR 68 84-0 (2015) Author: Otto, John Proposing a constitutional amendment to dedicate certain money to the purpose of retiring state debt early. House: Appropriations Referred to Appropriations
HJR 80 84-0 (2015) Author: Metcalf, Will Proposing a constitutional amendment concerning the use of unencumbered surplus state revenues to provide for a rebate of state franchise taxes. House: Appropriations Referred to Appropriations
HJR 97 84-0 (2015) Author: Howard, Donna Proposing a constitutional amendment requiring the state to pay at least 50 percent of the cost of maintaining and operating the public school system and prohibiting the comptroller from certifying legislation containing an appropriation unless the requirement is met. House: Public Education Referred to Public Education
HJR 111 84-0 (2015) Author: Darby, Drew | et. al.
Sponsor: Nelson, Jane
Proposing a constitutional amendment to prohibit using revenues, other money, or account or fund balances dedicated by law for nondedicated general governmental purposes or for certification of appropriations for nondedicated purposes or entities. House: Appropriations - S/C on Budget Transparency & Reform
Senate: Finance
Left pending in committee
HJR 120 84-0 (2015) Author: Guillen, Ryan Proposing a constitutional amendment to establish the Alamo preservation fund and make a one-time transfer of money from the economic stabilization fund to the Alamo preservation fund. House: Appropriations Referred to Appropriations
SB 1 84-0 (2015) Author: Nelson, Jane | et. al.
Sponsor: Bonnen, Dennis | et. al.
Relating to certain restrictions on the imposition of ad valorem taxes and to the duty of the state to reimburse certain political subdivisions for certain revenue loss; making conforming changes. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Finance
See remarks for effective date
SB 4 84-0 (2015) Author: Taylor, Larry | et. al. Relating to a franchise or insurance premium tax credit for contributions made to certain educational assistance organizations; adding provisions subject to a criminal penalty. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Education
Referred to Ways & Means
SB 12 84-0 (2015) Author: Uresti, Carlos | et. al.
Sponsor: Landgraf, Brooks | et. al.
Relating to alternative fuel fleets of certain governmental entities, including funding for motor vehicles, infrastructure, and equipment. House: Energy Resources
Senate: Natural Resources & Economic Development
Committee report sent to Calendars
SB 20 84-0 (2015) Author: Nelson, Jane | et. al.
Sponsor: Price, Four | et. al.
Relating to state agency contracting. House: State Affairs
Senate: Finance
Effective on 9/1/15
SB 37 84-0 (2015) Author: Zaffirini, Judith | et. al.
Sponsor: Naishtat, Elliott
Relating to requiring the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board to collect and study data on the participation of persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities at public institutions of higher education. House: Human Services
Senate: Higher Education
Effective on 9/1/15
SB 62 84-0 (2015) Author: Huffines, Don | et. al. Relating to accounting for costs incurred by this state as a result of the presence of persons who are not lawfully present in the United States. House: State Affairs
Senate: Finance
Referred to State Affairs
SB 70 84-0 (2015) Author: Ellis, Rodney Relating to reports issued by the comptroller on the effect of certain tax provisions. Senate: Finance Not again placed on intent calendar
SB 77 84-0 (2015) Author: Ellis, Rodney Relating to the development of a climate adaptation plan by certain entities. Senate: Natural Resources & Economic Development Referred to Natural Resources & Economic Development
SB 80 84-0 (2015) Author: Ellis, Rodney Relating to a periodic review of state and local tax preferences. Senate: Finance Left pending in committee
SB 97 84-0 (2015) Author: Hinojosa, Juan | et. al.
Sponsor: Alvarado, Carol | et. al.
Relating to regulation of the sale, distribution, possession, use, and advertising of e-cigarettes, cigarettes, and tobacco products; amending provisions subject to a criminal penalty. House: Public Health
Senate: Health & Human Services
See remarks for effective date
SB 116 84-0 (2015) Author: Taylor, Van Relating to the investment of a portion of the economic stabilization fund balance. Senate: Finance Left pending in committee
SB 137 84-0 (2015) Author: Perry, Charles | et. al. Relating to the maximum rate of growth of appropriations. Senate: Finance Co-author authorized
SB 186 84-0 (2015) Author: Creighton, Brandon Relating to the franchise tax and alternative revenue sources and spending priorities for this state; repealing the franchise tax. Senate: Finance Left pending in committee
SB 212 84-0 (2015) Author: Birdwell, Brian | et. al.
Sponsor: Burkett, Cindy | et. al.
Relating to the abolishment of the Texas Council on Purchasing from People with Disabilities and the transfer of its functions to the Texas Workforce Commission. House: Human Services
Senate: Health & Human Services
Effective on 9/1/15
SB 219 84-0 (2015) Author: Schwertner, Charles | et. al.
Sponsor: Price, Four | et. al.
Relating to the provision of health and human services in this state, including the powers and duties of the Health and Human Services Commission and other state agencies, and the licensing of certain health professionals; clarifying certain statutory provisions; authorizing the imposition of fees. House: Human Services
Senate: Health & Human Services
Effective immediately
SB 232 84-0 (2015) Author: Schwertner, Charles Relating to exempting textbooks purchased, used, or consumed by university and college students from the sales and use tax for limited periods. Senate: Finance Referred to Finance
SB 249 84-0 (2015) Author: Campbell, Donna | et. al. Relating to dedicating certain state revenue to the purpose of retiring state general obligation debt. Senate: Finance Co-author authorized
SB 272 84-0 (2015) Author: Hancock, Kelly | et. al.
Sponsor: Burkett, Cindy
Relating to making a voluntary contribution to the Special Olympics Texas fund when registering a motor vehicle or renewing a motor vehicle registration. House: Transportation
Senate: Transportation
Effective on 1/1/16
SB 276 84-0 (2015) Author: Campbell, Donna | et. al. Relating to state savings and government efficiency achieved through a taxpayer savings grant program administered by the comptroller of public accounts. Senate: Education Left pending in committee
SB 307 84-0 (2015) Author: Hancock, Kelly Relating to dedicating certain state revenue to the purpose of retiring state general obligation debt. Senate: Finance Referred to Finance
SB 309 84-0 (2015) Author: Campbell, Donna | et. al.
Sponsor: Murphy, Jim | et. al.
Relating to public access to boundary, financial, and tax rate information of certain political subdivisions. House: Government Transparency & Operation
Senate: Finance
Committee report sent to Calendars
SB 321 84-0 (2015) Author: Hinojosa, Juan
Sponsor: Pickett, Joseph
Relating to the amount of money transferred monthly from the state highway fund to the Texas emissions reduction plan fund. House: Transportation
Senate: Transportation
Committee report sent to Calendars
SB 331 84-0 (2015) Author: Creighton, Brandon Relating to the use of certain surplus state revenue to provide for a rebate of state franchise taxes. Senate: Finance Left pending in committee
SB 341 84-0 (2015) Author: Huffines, Don Relating to the allocation of certain motor vehicle sales tax revenue to the state highway fund and to the uses of that revenue. Senate: Transportation Referred to Transportation
SB 401 84-0 (2015) Author: Schwertner, Charles Relating to requiring state contractors to participate in the federal electronic verification of employment authorization program, or E-verify. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SB 515 84-0 (2015) Author: Bettencourt, Paul | et. al. Relating to an increase in the amount of the residence homestead exemption from ad valorem taxation by a school district, a reduction of the limitation on the total amount of ad valorem taxes that may be imposed by a school district on the homestead of an elderly or disabled person to reflect the increased exemption amount, and the protection of school districts against the resulting loss in local revenue. Senate: Finance Referred to Finance
SB 543 84-0 (2015) Author: Zaffirini, Judith | et. al.
Sponsor: Elkins, Gary | et. al.
Relating to oversight of and requirements applicable to state contracts and other state financial and accounting issues; authorizing fees. House: Government Transparency & Operation
Senate: Business & Commerce
Committee report sent to Calendars
SB 574 84-0 (2015) Author: Watson, Kirk
Sponsor: Naishtat, Elliott
Relating to the creation of the State Cemetery preservation trust fund. House: Appropriations
Senate: Finance
Effective immediately
SB 591 84-0 (2015) Author: Ellis, Rodney Relating to certain reimbursements provided for the collection of sales and use taxes. Senate: Finance Referred to Finance
SB 608 84-0 (2015) Author: Hancock, Kelly Relating to an exemption for certain tangible personal property related to medical data centers from the sales and use tax. Senate: Finance Referred to Finance
SB 620 84-0 (2015) Author: Burton, Konni Relating to the issuance of commemorative coins by a vendor designated as the official state mint. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SB 633 84-0 (2015) Author: Fraser, Troy
Sponsor: Isaac, Jason | et. al.
Relating to certain event trust funds and the abolishment of the special event trust fund. House: Economic & Small Business Development
Senate: Natural Resources & Economic Development
Effective on 9/1/15
SB 642 84-0 (2015) Author: Bettencourt, Paul | et. al. Relating to a franchise or insurance premium tax credit for contributions made to certain educational assistance organizations. Senate: Education Left pending in committee
SB 670 84-0 (2015) Author: Birdwell, Brian Relating to the Texas Identification Number system. Senate: Business & Commerce Removed from local & uncontested calendar
SB 704 84-0 (2015) Author: Creighton, Brandon Relating to dedicating certain state revenue to the purpose of retiring state debt for transportation improvements. Senate: Transportation Referred to Transportation
SB 705 84-0 (2015) Author: Uresti, Carlos Relating to the review of and notifications regarding certain state contracts. Senate: Business & Commerce Left pending in committee
SB 743 84-0 (2015) Author: Birdwell, Brian Relating to the allocation of certain surplus state revenue for periodic reductions in the state sales tax rate. Senate: Finance Referred to Finance
SB 761 84-0 (2015) Author: Creighton, Brandon
Sponsor: Murphy, Jim
Relating to the taxation of fireworks. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Finance
Effective on 9/1/15
SB 805 84-0 (2015) Author: Campbell, Donna | et. al.
Sponsor: Raney, John | et. al.
Relating to the employment of individuals qualified for a veteran's employment preference. House: Economic & Small Business Development
Senate: Veteran Affairs & Military Installations
Effective on 9/1/15
SB 829 84-0 (2015) Author: Kolkhorst, Lois Relating to the verification of information provided to the comptroller and contained in reports on compliance with agreements under the Texas Economic Development Act. Senate: Natural Resources & Economic Development Left pending in committee
SB 845 84-0 (2015) Author: Taylor, Larry Relating to an exemption from and a limitation on the sales tax imposed on certain boats and boat motors. Senate: Finance Referred to Finance
SB 851 84-0 (2015) Author: Ellis, Rodney Relating to reducing the penalty for certain offenders for possession of a small amount of certain controlled substances; creating a dedicated account. Senate: Criminal Justice Referred to Criminal Justice
SB 868 84-0 (2015) Author: Ellis, Rodney Relating to a periodic review and expiration dates of state and local tax preferences. Senate: Finance Referred to Finance
SB 903 84-0 (2015) Author: Hancock, Kelly
Sponsor: Lucio III, Eddie
Relating to procedures for the management, sale, or lease of certain state-owned real property and the management or collection of related funds, including disputed oil and gas royalties owed to the state. House: Land & Resource Management
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective on 9/1/15
SB 989 84-0 (2015) Author: Kolkhorst, Lois | et. al. Relating to the establishment and administration of a state bullion depository; authorizing fees. Senate: Finance Referred to Finance
SB 1027 84-0 (2015) Author: Seliger, Kel Relating to refunding certain taxes remitted by racing associations in consideration for enhancing racing purses. Senate: Finance Referred to Finance
SB 1042 84-0 (2015) Author: Bettencourt, Paul Relating to fiscal transparency and accountability of certain political subdivisions. Senate: Finance Referred to Finance
SB 1049 84-0 (2015) Author: Campbell, Donna | et. al.
Sponsor: Sheets, Kenneth | et. al.
Relating to an exemption from the franchise tax and certain filing fees for certain businesses owned by veterans during an initial period of operation in the state. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Finance
See remarks for effective date
SB 1052 84-0 (2015) Author: Zaffirini, Judith Relating to the consideration of ownership interests of certain persons with disabilities in determining whether a business is a historically underutilized business for purposes of state contracting. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SB 1054 84-0 (2015) Author: Zaffirini, Judith Relating to the preference given by state agencies to goods offered by bidders in this state or manufactured, produced, or grown in this state or in the United States. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SB 1065 84-0 (2015) Author: West, Royce Relating to the certification by the comptroller to the commissioner of education of the taxable value of property in each school district. Senate: Finance Referred to Finance
SB 1076 84-0 (2015) Author: Eltife, Kevin Relating to mixed beverage taxes; repealing a tax; increasing the rate of a tax. Senate: Finance Left pending in committee
SB 1084 84-0 (2015) Author: Ellis, Rodney Relating to ad valorem tax appeals on the ground of the unequal appraisal of property. Senate: Finance Referred to Finance
SB 1104 84-0 (2015) Author: Hancock, Kelly Relating to the temporary exemption of certain tangible personal property related to large data center projects from the sales and use tax. Senate: Finance Referred to Finance
SB 1141 84-0 (2015) Author: Watson, Kirk Relating to the establishment and administration of the qualified ABLE program; granting authority to impose a fee. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SB 1143 84-0 (2015) Author: Watson, Kirk Relating to the taxation, titling, and registration of certain motor vehicles. Senate: Transportation Referred to Transportation
SB 1215 84-0 (2015) Author: Bettencourt, Paul Relating to a study of the feasibility and benefits to this state of abolishing the property tax assistance division of the office of the comptroller of public accounts and transferring its powers and duties to an independent agency. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Finance
Left pending in committee
SB 1219 84-0 (2015) Author: Bettencourt, Paul Relating to a combined online application for persons applying for certain state and local economic development incentives. Senate: Natural Resources & Economic Development Referred to Natural Resources & Economic Development
SB 1225 84-0 (2015) Author: Seliger, Kel Relating to the retention and use of sales tax revenue collected by certain retailers to provide job training and placement services to certain persons. Senate: Finance Referred to Finance
SB 1248 84-0 (2015) Author: West, Royce Relating to a franchise tax credit for entities that employ certain students in certain paid internship or similar programs. Senate: Finance Left pending in committee
SB 1276 84-0 (2015) Author: Nelson, Jane Relating to the amounts, availability, and use of certain statutorily dedicated revenue and accounts; reducing or affecting the amounts or rates of certain statutorily dedicated fees and assessments. Senate: Finance Referred to Finance
SB 1291 84-0 (2015) Author: Taylor, Van Relating to the collection, administration, and enforcement of state taxes and fees. Senate: Finance Referred to Finance
SB 1351 84-0 (2015) Author: Hinojosa, Juan
Sponsor: Zerwas, John
Relating to transferring to the Texas Workforce Commission certain duties of the comptroller related to the Jobs and Education for Texans Grant Program. House: Higher Education
Senate: Higher Education
Effective immediately
SB 1364 84-0 (2015) Author: Kolkhorst, Lois | et. al.
Sponsor: Burkett, Cindy
Relating to electronic filing of certain reports. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Finance
Effective on 9/1/15
SB 1368 84-0 (2015) Author: Fraser, Troy Relating to the provision of state aid to certain local governments disproportionately affected by the granting of ad valorem tax relief to disabled veterans. House: Appropriations
Senate: Finance
Referred to Appropriations
SB 1371 84-0 (2015) Author: Lucio, Jr., Eddie Relating to imposing a tax on certain sweetened beverages and ingredients used to make certain sweetened beverages; providing a penalty. Senate: Finance Referred to Finance
SB 1394 84-0 (2015) Author: Hancock, Kelly
Sponsor: Murphy, Jim
Relating to the presentation of evidence in appraisal review board hearings on protests. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Finance
Effective on 1/1/16
SB 1450 84-0 (2015) Author: Ellis, Rodney Relating to water quality improvement and pollution reduction through beverage container recycling incentives; assessing a fee; providing penalties; creating a criminal offense. Senate: Natural Resources & Economic Development Referred to Natural Resources & Economic Development
SB 1512 84-0 (2015) Author: Hancock, Kelly
Sponsor: Pickett, Joseph
Relating to the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles fund. House: Transportation
Senate: Finance
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SB 1527 84-0 (2015) Author: Taylor, Larry Relating to the duty of the comptroller to report sales and use tax information to certain taxing entities. Senate: Finance Referred to Finance
SB 1559 84-0 (2015) Author: Zaffirini, Judith Relating to an interagency plan to promote competitive and integrated employment for persons with disabilities. Senate: Natural Resources & Economic Development Referred to Natural Resources & Economic Development
SB 1581 84-0 (2015) Author: Zaffirini, Judith Relating to the eligibility of land for appraisal for ad valorem tax purposes as qualified open-space land. Senate: Finance Referred to Finance
SB 1589 84-0 (2015) Author: Zaffirini, Judith
Sponsor: Guillen, Ryan
Relating to requirements for reporting unclaimed mineral proceeds to the comptroller of public accounts. House: Energy Resources
Senate: Natural Resources & Economic Development
Effective on 1/1/16
SB 1595 84-0 (2015) Author: Campbell, Donna Relating to money allocated under the federal-aid highway program. Senate: Transportation Referred to Transportation
SB 1611 84-0 (2015) Author: Huffines, Don Relating to the establishment of professional charter academies. Senate: Education Left pending in committee
SB 1618 84-0 (2015) Author: Estes, Craig Relating to certain nicotine products other than cigarettes or tobacco products, including the sale or marketing of nicotine products to minors, the possession or use of those nicotine products by minors, and to delivery sales of those nicotine products; creating an offense. Senate: Health & Human Services Left pending in committee
SB 1638 84-0 (2015) Author: Zaffirini, Judith | et. al.
Sponsor: Elkins, Gary | et. al.
Relating to training for state employees, including procurement and contract management training; authorizing fees. House: Government Transparency & Operation
Senate: Business & Commerce
Committee report sent to Calendars
SB 1657 84-0 (2015) Author: Watson, Kirk | et. al.
Sponsor: Miller, Rick
Relating to approval of the issuance of tax and revenue anticipation notes. House: Appropriations
Senate: Finance
Effective immediately
SB 1664 84-0 (2015) Author: Perry, Charles | et. al.
Sponsor: Burkett, Cindy
Relating to the establishment of the Texas Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) Program; authorizing the imposition of fees. House: Human Services
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective immediately
SB 1668 84-0 (2015) Author: Zaffirini, Judith Relating to an online searchable central grant database. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SB 1808 84-0 (2015) Author: Bettencourt, Paul Relating to the confidentiality and use of information related to a taxpayer subject to audit by the comptroller. Senate: Finance Referred to Finance
SB 1812 84-0 (2015) Author: Kolkhorst, Lois | et. al.
Sponsor: Geren, Charlie
Relating to transparency in the reporting and public availability of information regarding eminent domain authority; providing a civil penalty. House: Land & Resource Management
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective immediately
SB 1927 84-0 (2015) Author: Seliger, Kel Relating to the investment of a portion of the economic stabilization fund balance. Senate: Finance Left pending in committee
SB 1975 84-0 (2015) Author: Zaffirini, Judith Relating to a study of the economic cost of significant oil and gas activity in rural areas of the state. Senate: Natural Resources & Economic Development Referred to Natural Resources & Economic Development
SJR 19 84-0 (2015) Author: Perry, Charles | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment limiting appropriations from the economic stabilization fund to a total amount that the comptroller of public accounts estimates will not result at any time in a fund balance of less than a prescribed minimum amount, other than in an emergency if certain requirements are met. Senate: Finance Left pending in committee
SJR 23 84-0 (2015) Author: Creighton, Brandon Proposing a constitutional amendment concerning the use of unencumbered surplus state revenues to provide for a rebate of state franchise taxes. Senate: Finance Left pending in committee
SJR 25 84-0 (2015) Author: Nelson, Jane | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment to dedicate certain money to the purpose of retiring state debt early. Senate: Finance Co-author authorized
SJR 33 84-0 (2015) Author: Watson, Kirk Proposing a constitutional amendment to prohibit using revenues, other money, or account or fund balances dedicated by law for nondedicated general governmental purposes or for certification of appropriations for nondedicated purposes or entities. Senate: Finance Referred to Finance
SJR 45 84-0 (2015) Author: Menéndez, José Proposing a constitutional amendment to establish the Alamo preservation fund and make a one-time transfer of money from the economic stabilization fund to the Alamo preservation fund. Senate: Natural Resources & Economic Development Referred to Natural Resources & Economic Development
HB 6 83-0 (2013) Author: Otto, John | et. al.
Sponsor: Williams, Tommy
Relating to the creation and re-creation of funds and accounts, the dedication and rededication of revenue, and the exemption of unappropriated money from use for general governmental purposes. House: Appropriations - S/C on Budget Transparency and Reform
Senate: Finance
See remarks for effective date
HB 7 83-0 (2013) Author: Darby, Drew | et. al.
Sponsor: Williams, Tommy
Relating to the amounts, availability, and use of certain statutorily dedicated revenue and accounts; reducing or affecting the amounts or rates of certain statutorily dedicated fees and assessments; making an appropriation. House: Appropriations - S/C on Budget Transparency and Reform
Senate: Finance
See remarks for effective date
HB 14 83-0 (2013) Author: Pitts, Jim | et. al. Relating to the fiscal transparency and accountability of certain entities responsible for public money. House: Appropriations - S/C on Budget Transparency and Reform Returned to committee
HB 53 83-0 (2013) Author: Burnam, Lon Relating to certain reimbursements provided for the collection of sales and use taxes. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HB 54 83-0 (2013) Author: Burnam, Lon Relating to certain reimbursements and discounts provided for collection and payment of sales and use taxes. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HB 55 83-0 (2013) Author: Burnam, Lon Relating to the exemption or tax reduction for certain high-cost gas. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HB 109 83-0 (2013) Author: Raymond, Richard Peña | et. al. Relating to local option elections to legalize or prohibit the operation of eight-liners and the imposition of a fee on eight-liner owners; providing penalties. House: Licensing & Administrative Procedures Left pending in committee
HB 119 83-0 (2013) Author: Larson, Lyle | et. al. Relating to citizenship information reported by persons who receive local or state money to provide services to individuals in this state. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 126 83-0 (2013) Author: Raymond, Richard Peña Relating to refunds or credits of certain sales tax paid by certain business entities during a limited period. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HB 196 83-0 (2013) Author: Farias, Joe Relating to a study on the number of taxpayers claiming the federal earned income tax credit. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HB 197 83-0 (2013) Author: Farias, Joe Relating to an obesity and wellness information portal on the comptroller's Internet website. House: Public Health Referred to Public Health
HB 219 83-0 (2013) Author: White, James | et. al. Relating to the provision of certain public benefits and services to persons not lawfully present in the United States and reimbursement from the federal government for those benefits and services. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 228 83-0 (2013) Author: Perry, Charles | et. al. Relating to the maximum rate of growth of appropriations. House: Appropriations Referred to Appropriations
HB 271 83-0 (2013) Author: Farias, Joe Relating to requiring the comptroller to assess ways to expand the provision of information about the federal earned income tax credit. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HB 291 83-0 (2013) Author: King, Phil Relating to a hiring freeze of nonessential personnel employed by a state agency. House: Appropriations Referred to Appropriations
HB 295 83-0 (2013) Author: Rodriguez, Eddie Relating to the creation of a commission to study drowsy driving. House: Transportation Referred to Transportation
HB 311 83-0 (2013) Author: Guillen, Ryan Relating to the exemption of certain transit districts from motor fuel taxes. House: Ways & Means Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 329 83-0 (2013) Author: Dutton, Jr., Harold V. Relating to the inclusion of an incarcerated person in the population data used for redistricting according to the person's last residence before incarceration. House: Redistricting Referred to Redistricting
HB 361 83-0 (2013) Author: Anchia, Rafael | et. al. Relating to group health benefits coverage for dependents of persons wrongfully imprisoned. House: Insurance Considered in Calendars
HB 378 83-0 (2013) Author: Burnam, Lon Relating to the development of a climate adaptation plan by certain entities. House: Environmental Regulation Left pending in committee
HB 379 83-0 (2013) Author: Burnam, Lon Relating to the imposition of a fee on oil and gas waste disposed of by injection in a commercial injection well permitted by the Railroad Commission of Texas. House: Energy Resources Left pending in committee
HB 381 83-0 (2013) Author: Burnam, Lon Relating to the imposition of a personal income tax on income that exceeds $250,000 to provide property tax relief and fund public education; providing penalties. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HB 414 83-0 (2013) Author: Button, Angie | et. al. Relating to a franchise tax credit for certain research and development activities. House: Ways & Means Left pending in committee
HB 433 83-0 (2013) Author: Riddle, Debbie Relating to a franchise tax credit for taxable entities that pay employees during jury selection or jury service. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HB 437 83-0 (2013) Author: Davis, John | et. al.
Sponsor: Seliger, Kel
Relating to career and technical education and workforce development grant programs. House: Economic & Small Business Development - S/C Manufacturing
Senate: Higher Education
Effective on 9/1/13
HB 479 83-0 (2013) Author: Harper-Brown, Linda | et. al. Relating to the allocation to the state highway fund of certain revenue from the taxes imposed on the sale, rental, or use of motor vehicles. House: Appropriations - S/C on Budget Transparency and Reform No action taken in committee
HB 514 83-0 (2013) Author: Harper-Brown, Linda Relating to the allocation of certain revenue from the taxes imposed on the sale, rental, or use of motor vehicles to the state highway fund. House: Appropriations Referred to Appropriations
HB 519 83-0 (2013) Author: Zerwas, John | et. al. Relating to voluntary donations to the Glenda Dawson Donate Life-Texas Registry. House: Transportation Laid on the table subject to call
HB 535 83-0 (2013) Author: Davis, Yvonne | et. al.
Sponsor: Zaffirini, Judith | et. al.
Relating to the preference given by state agencies to goods offered by bidders in this state or manufactured, produced, or grown in this state or in the United States. House: State Affairs
Senate: Government Organization
Vetoed by the Governor
HB 536 83-0 (2013) Author: Davis, Yvonne Relating to the comptroller's report on the effect of certain tax provisions. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HB 568 83-0 (2013) Author: White, James | et. al. Relating to the creation of a select committee to evaluate the effects of reduction in or elimination of federal funding on the state budget due to federal fiscal policy. House: Appropriations Referred to Appropriations
HB 585 83-0 (2013) Author: Villarreal, Mike | et. al.
Sponsor: Eltife, Kevin
Relating to ad valorem taxation; creating an offense. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Finance
See remarks for effective date
HB 649 83-0 (2013) Author: Stickland, Jonathan | et. al. Relating to tax reimbursement for businesses that refuse to comply with certain federal health care coverage requirements based solely on the religious convictions of the owners of the businesses; authorizing tax refunds and credits. House: State Affairs No action taken in committee
HB 661 83-0 (2013) Author: Smith, Wayne Relating to the regulation of the practice of professional surveying; providing penalties. House: Licensing & Administrative Procedures Referred to Licensing & Administrative Procedures
HB 684 83-0 (2013) Author: Johnson, Eric Relating to the inclusion of an incarcerated person in the population data used for redistricting according to the person's last residence before incarceration. House: Redistricting Referred to Redistricting
HB 724 83-0 (2013) Author: Guillen, Ryan | et. al.
Sponsor: Zaffirini, Judith | et. al.
Relating to the creation of a commission to study unclaimed land grant mineral proceeds. House: Land & Resource Management
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/13
HB 735 83-0 (2013) Author: Farias, Joe Relating to imposing a tax on certain sweetened beverages and ingredients used to make certain sweetened beverages and to the use of certain revenue for the promotion of children's health programs; providing penalties. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HB 756 83-0 (2013) Author: Davis, Sarah Relating to the establishment of a program to refund annually certain dedicated tax or fee revenues that remain unspent for the particular purposes or entities for which they were collected. House: Appropriations Referred to Appropriations
HB 779 83-0 (2013) Author: Farias, Joe Relating to imposing a tax on certain sweetened beverages and ingredients used to make certain sweetened beverages and to the use of the revenue for the promotion of children's health programs; providing penalties. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HB 782 83-0 (2013) Author: Phillips, Larry Relating to the allocation of certain motor vehicle sales tax revenue to the state highway fund and to the uses of that revenue. House: Appropriations Referred to Appropriations
HB 783 83-0 (2013) Author: Sanford, Scott | et. al. Relating to the constitutional limit on the rate of growth of appropriations and the use of surplus state revenues. House: Appropriations Referred to Appropriations
HB 800 83-0 (2013) Author: Murphy, Jim | et. al.
Sponsor: Deuell, Bob | et. al.
Relating to a sales and use tax exemption and a franchise tax credit related to certain research and development activities. House: Economic & Small Business Development - S/C Manufacturing
Senate: Finance
Effective on 1/1/14
HB 859 83-0 (2013) Author: Sheets, Kenneth Relating to an exemption from the motor vehicle sales and use tax for certain military servicemembers serving on active duty. House: Ways & Means Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 883 83-0 (2013) Author: Creighton, Brandon Relating to the franchise tax, including the $1 million total revenue exemption, and alternative revenue sources and spending priorities for this state; repealing the franchise tax. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HB 902 83-0 (2013) Author: González, Mary Relating to a sales and use tax exemption for books and magazines purchased, used, or consumed by university and college students. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HB 953 83-0 (2013) Author: Button, Angie | et. al. Relating to a franchise tax credit for research and development activities performed in conjunction with institutions of higher education; authorizing a tax credit. House: Economic & Small Business Development - S/C Manufacturing
Senate: Finance
Referred to s/c on Fiscal Matters by Chair
HB 959 83-0 (2013) Author: Reynolds, Ron Relating to historically underutilized businesses and the preference given for goods and services purchased by state agencies; providing penalties. House: Government Efficiency & Reform Referred to Government Efficiency & Reform
HB 969 83-0 (2013) Author: Dukes, Dawnna | et. al. Relating to student loan repayment assistance for certain child protective services workers. House: Human Services Considered in Calendars
HB 1105 83-0 (2013) Author: Harper-Brown, Linda Relating to the allocation of certain motor fuel tax revenue to the state highway fund. House: Appropriations Referred to Appropriations
HB 1126 83-0 (2013) Author: Anchia, Rafael Relating to public financing of campaigns for appellate judicial offices; providing civil penalties. House: Elections Referred to Elections
HB 1162 83-0 (2013) Author: Thompson, Ed | et. al. Relating to a sales and use tax exemption for certain disabled veterans and surviving spouses of certain disabled veterans. House: Ways & Means Left pending in committee
HB 1223 83-0 (2013) Author: Hilderbran, Harvey | et. al.
Sponsor: Hegar, Glenn | et. al.
Relating to the temporary exemption of certain tangible personal property related to data centers from the sales and use tax. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Finance
Effective on 9/1/13
HB 1306 83-0 (2013) Author: Rodriguez, Eddie | et. al. Relating to the eligibility of land for appraisal for ad valorem tax purposes as qualified open-space land. House: Agriculture & Livestock Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 1308 83-0 (2013) Author: Darby, Drew Relating to certain economic development programs administered by the Department of Agriculture. House: Agriculture & Livestock Postponed
HB 1309 83-0 (2013) Author: Guillen, Ryan Relating to authorizing a credit representing motor fuels taxes against, and imposing, a mileage tax and to the use of revenue from that tax; providing penalties. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HB 1311 83-0 (2013) Author: Farias, Joe Relating to a court cost assessed on conviction of certain offenses involving an elderly victim. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
HB 1317 83-0 (2013) Author: Creighton, Brandon | et. al. Relating to directing certain surplus revenue to water infrastructure funding. House: Appropriations - S/C on Budget Transparency and Reform Left pending in subcommittee
HB 1450 83-0 (2013) Author: Villarreal, Mike Relating to pay-for-performance contracts for certain criminal justice programs and services. House: Corrections Left pending in committee
HB 1473 83-0 (2013) Author: Rodriguez, Eddie | et. al. Relating to water quality improvement and pollution reduction through beverage container recycling incentives; assessing a fee; providing penalties. House: Environmental Regulation Left pending in committee
HB 1485 83-0 (2013) Author: Lavender, George Relating to money allocated under the federal-aid highway program. House: Transportation Considered in Calendars
HB 1487 83-0 (2013) Author: Harper-Brown, Linda
Sponsor: Rodríguez, José
Relating to the Internet posting of certain information regarding state grants. House: Government Efficiency & Reform
Senate: Finance
Effective on 9/1/13
HB 1499 83-0 (2013) Author: Alvarado, Carol Relating to a franchise tax credit for certain research and development activities. House: Economic & Small Business Development - S/C Manufacturing Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 1542 83-0 (2013) Author: Flynn, Dan | et. al. Relating to the Texas military; imposing criminal penalties; authorizing fees. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 1556 83-0 (2013) Author: Villarreal, Mike Relating to a periodic review of state and local tax preferences. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HB 1603 83-0 (2013) Author: Geren, Charlie Relating to the use of certain tax revenue to enhance and upgrade convention center facilities, multipurpose arenas, multiuse facilities, and related infrastructure in certain municipalities. House: Economic & Small Business Development Left pending in committee
HB 1609 83-0 (2013) Author: Hughes, Bryan Relating to the limit on the rate of growth in appropriations and to the authority of the comptroller to reduce the state sales tax rate for designated periods. House: Appropriations Referred to Appropriations
HB 1627 83-0 (2013) Author: Harper-Brown, Linda Relating to the allocation of revenue derived from state gasoline and special fuels taxes. House: Appropriations Referred to Appropriations
HB 1630 83-0 (2013) Author: Murphy, Jim | et. al. Relating to the temporary exemption of certain tangible personal property related to data centers from the sales and use tax. House: Ways & Means Left pending in committee
HB 1656 83-0 (2013) Author: Eiland, Craig | et. al. Relating to funding for emergency medical air transportation provided to patients enrolled in the state Medicaid program; imposing a surcharge. House: Homeland Security & Public Safety Left pending in committee
HB 1660 83-0 (2013) Author: Thompson, Senfronia Relating to the collection and reporting of municipal and other local governmental entity sales and use taxes. House: Ways & Means Left pending in committee
HB 1689 83-0 (2013) Author: Villarreal, Mike Relating to pay-for-performance contracts for certain Health and Human Services Enterprise programs and services. House: Government Efficiency & Reform Left pending in committee
HB 1706 83-0 (2013) Author: Farrar, Jessica | et. al. Relating to the promotion of breast-feeding and the prohibition against interference with or restriction of the right to breast-feed. House: Business & Industry Placed on General State Calendar
HB 1726 83-0 (2013) Author: Bohac, Dwayne
Sponsor: Zaffirini, Judith
Relating to shipping logistics and coordination services for state agencies. House: Government Efficiency & Reform
Senate: Government Organization
Effective immediately
HB 1787 83-0 (2013) Author: Rodriguez, Eddie Relating to the elimination of the discounts allowed for timely filing and prepayment of sales and use taxes and the allocation of certain revenue from those taxes for certain workforce training programs. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HB 1823 83-0 (2013) Author: Harper-Brown, Linda Relating to the allocation of revenue received from the tax imposed on the gross receipts from the rental of a motor vehicle. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HB 1835 83-0 (2013) Author: Herrero, Abel Relating to a franchise tax credit for wages paid to graduates of certain institutions of higher education. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HB 1878 83-0 (2013) Author: McClendon, Ruth | et. al. Relating to the allocation of certain revenue to the Texas rail relocation and improvement fund and the Texas emissions reduction plan fund and for congestion mitigation projects. House: Transportation
Senate: Transportation
Referred to Transportation
HB 1923 83-0 (2013) Author: Thompson, Senfronia | et. al. Relating to the administration, collection, and enforcement of sales and use taxes. House: Ways & Means Comm. report sent to Local & Consent Calendar
HB 1927 83-0 (2013) Author: Menéndez, José Relating to the Texas military; imposing criminal penalties; authorizing fees. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 1930 83-0 (2013) Author: Krause, Matt | et. al. Relating to the creation of the Fiscal Risk Management Commission. House: Appropriations Referred to Appropriations
HB 1959 83-0 (2013) Author: Cortez, Philip Relating to the retirement of certain state debt. House: Appropriations - S/C on Budget Transparency and Reform Left pending in subcommittee
HB 1975 83-0 (2013) Author: Ritter, Allan Relating to the revocation and reinstatement of an end user number for purposes of purchasing dyed diesel fuel. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Finance
Referred to s/c on Fiscal Matters by Chair
HB 1983 83-0 (2013) Author: Murphy, Jim Relating to the fiscal transparency of certain entities responsible for public money. House: Appropriations Referred to Appropriations
HB 2061 83-0 (2013) Author: Murphy, Jim | et. al.
Sponsor: Hancock, Kelly
Relating to a tax credit for investment in certain communities; imposing a monetary penalty; authorizing a fee. House: Economic & Small Business Development
Senate: Economic Development
Committee report printed and distributed
HB 2083 83-0 (2013) Author: Workman, Paul | et. al. Relating to the appropriation of service fees collected by the state and distributed to regional planning commissions via the commission. House: Government Efficiency & Reform Referred to Government Efficiency & Reform
HB 2096 83-0 (2013) Author: Davis, John Relating to the review and oversight of public and private partnership agreements and projects. House: Economic & Small Business Development Referred to Economic & Small Business Development
HB 2148 83-0 (2013) Author: Hilderbran, Harvey
Sponsor: Williams, Tommy
Relating to the motor fuel tax on compressed natural gas and liquefied natural gas; providing penalties; imposing a tax. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Finance
Effective on 9/1/13
HB 2195 83-0 (2013) Author: Anchia, Rafael Relating to a franchise tax credit for building new single-family homes or duplexes that meet certain energy efficiency standards. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HB 2203 83-0 (2013) Author: Rodriguez, Eddie Relating to curriculum and end-of-course assessment requirements for high school graduation, including the establishment of a workforce certification program and the elimination of certain tax discounts to fund the program. House: Economic & Small Business Development Referred to Economic & Small Business Development
HB 2224 83-0 (2013) Author: Hilderbran, Harvey Relating to the qualifications of the chief appraiser of an appraisal district. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Finance
Referred to s/c on Fiscal Matters by Chair
HB 2235 83-0 (2013) Author: Farias, Joe Relating to an exemption from the motor vehicle sales and use tax for certain motor vehicles purchased or used by veterans with disabilities. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HB 2250 83-0 (2013) Author: Perry, Charles Relating to the franchise tax; changing the manner in which the franchise tax is computed and the rate of the tax; authorizing a filing fee; repealing the fee for failing to timely file a report. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HB 2261 83-0 (2013) Author: Reynolds, Ron Relating to the preference given by state agencies for certain goods and services produced or offered by small businesses. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 2271 83-0 (2013) Author: Morrison, Geanie Relating to an annual hurricane damage mitigation week. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HB 2300 83-0 (2013) Author: Keffer, Jim | et. al.
Sponsor: Uresti, Carlos
Relating to funding and donations for county transportation projects, including projects of county energy transportation reinvestment zones. House: Energy Resources
Senate: Transportation
Effective on 9/1/13
HB 2301 83-0 (2013) Author: Bonnen, Greg | et. al. Relating to requiring state contractors and governmental entities to participate in the federal electronic verification of work authorization program, or E-Verify, and authorizing the suspension of certain licenses held by private employers for the knowing employment of persons not lawfully present in this state; authorizing a fee. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 2314 83-0 (2013) Author: Otto, John Relating to annual training for certain members of the board of directors of an appraisal district. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Finance
Referred to s/c on Fiscal Matters by Chair
HB 2335 83-0 (2013) Author: Harper-Brown, Linda Relating to state contracting issues, including the duties of the comptroller, quality assurance team, and Contract Advisory Team. House: Government Efficiency & Reform Left pending in committee
HB 2337 83-0 (2013) Author: Harper-Brown, Linda Relating to a vendor performance tracking system for state contracts. House: Government Efficiency & Reform Considered in Calendars
HB 2361 83-0 (2013) Author: Darby, Drew | et. al. Relating to self-directed and semi-independent status of certain health care regulatory agencies; making an appropriation; authorizing fees. House: Appropriations - S/C on Budget Transparency and Reform Left pending in subcommittee
HB 2370 83-0 (2013) Author: Leach, Jeff | et. al. Relating to an exemption from the franchise tax for a limited period following the relocation of a taxable entity to this state from another state. House: Ways & Means Left pending in committee
HB 2375 83-0 (2013) Author: Raymond, Richard Peña | et. al. Relating to the authorization of racetrack extension locations, providing rulemaking authority to the commission and comptroller, and providing for administrative penalties. House: Licensing & Administrative Procedures Referred to Licensing & Administrative Procedures
HB 2390 83-0 (2013) Author: Menéndez, José Relating to a franchise tax credit for certain research and development activities by taxable entities in the aerospace industry. House: Economic & Small Business Development - S/C Manufacturing Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 2446 83-0 (2013) Author: Crownover, Myra | et. al.
Sponsor: Estes, Craig
Relating to the definitions of advanced clean energy projects and clean energy projects and to franchise tax credits for certain of those projects. House: Energy Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective immediately
HB 2453 83-0 (2013) Author: Zerwas, John Relating to imposing a fee on the sale of cigarettes and cigarette tobacco products manufactured by certain companies; providing penalties. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HB 2467 83-0 (2013) Author: Murphy, Jim | et. al. Relating to the Texas Economic Development Act; authorizing a fee. House: Ways & Means Left pending in committee
HB 2472 83-0 (2013) Author: Cook, Byron
Sponsor: Birdwell, Brian
Relating to the continuation and functions of the Department of Information Resources and certain procurement functions of the comptroller of public accounts. House: State Affairs
Senate: Government Organization
Effective on 9/1/13
HB 2482 83-0 (2013) Author: Alvarado, Carol | et. al.
Sponsor: Taylor, Larry | et. al.
Relating to a study to determine the reasons major manufacturers have chosen to invest in other states after considering development in this state. House: Economic & Small Business Development - S/C Manufacturing
Senate: Economic Development
Effective immediately
HB 2488 83-0 (2013) Author: Taylor, Van Relating to the establishment of an independent agency to function as a tax tribunal. House: Ways & Means Left pending in committee
HB 2492 83-0 (2013) Author: Frank, James Relating to the allocation of certain revenue from the taxes imposed on the sale, rental, or use of motor vehicles to the state highway fund. House: Appropriations Referred to Appropriations
HB 2499 83-0 (2013) Author: Smith, Wayne Relating to the use of Texas Emissions Reduction Plan funds for a drayage truck incentive program. House: Environmental Regulation Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 2510 83-0 (2013) Author: Anchia, Rafael Relating to the continuation and functions of the state employee charitable campaign; authorizing a fee. House: State Affairs Considered in Calendars
HB 2528 83-0 (2013) Author: Rodriguez, Eddie | et. al. Relating to the preference given by state and local governmental entities to agricultural products produced or grown in this state. House: Agriculture & Livestock Left pending in committee
HB 2593 83-0 (2013) Author: Craddick, Tom Relating to unclaimed property of a person in this state that is held in another state. House: Business & Industry No action taken in committee
HB 2699 83-0 (2013) Author: King, Susan Relating to the comptroller's report on the effect of certain tax provisions. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HB 2712 83-0 (2013) Author: Perez, Mary Ann | et. al.
Sponsor: Taylor, Larry
Relating to the exemption from ad valorem taxation of energy storage systems used for the control of air pollution in a nonattainment area. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Finance
Effective on 1/1/14
HB 2770 83-0 (2013) Author: Branch, Dan | et. al.
Sponsor: Eltife, Kevin
Relating to the investment of a portion of the economic stabilization fund balance. House: Appropriations - S/C on Budget Transparency and Reform
Senate: Finance
Reported from s/c favorably w/o amendments
HB 2797 83-0 (2013) Author: Raymond, Richard Peña Relating to a limitation on increases in the appraised value for ad valorem tax purposes of real property owned or leased by a small business and used for business purposes. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HB 2799 83-0 (2013) Author: Raymond, Richard Peña Relating to the transfer from the state to a county of a portion of the revenue derived from oil and gas leases of land owned by the county to be used by the county for road maintenance purposes. House: Appropriations Referred to Appropriations
HB 2800 83-0 (2013) Author: Raymond, Richard Peña Relating to funding for certain county transportation infrastructure projects. House: Appropriations Referred to Appropriations
HB 2808 83-0 (2013) Author: Toth, Steve | et. al. Relating to an exemption from the state hotel occupancy tax for certain members of the Texas State Guard. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Finance
Referred to s/c on Fiscal Matters by Chair
HB 2891 83-0 (2013) Author: Cortez, Philip Relating to duties of the comptroller's office regarding state-owned intellectual property and commercial equity. House: Economic & Small Business Development Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 2966 83-0 (2013) Author: Alonzo, Roberto Relating to the investment authority of the comptroller. House: Appropriations Referred to Appropriations
HB 2999 83-0 (2013) Author: King, Tracy Relating to the sales and use tax imposed on trailers and semitrailers sold or used in this state. House: Transportation Referred to Transportation
HB 3039 83-0 (2013) Author: Workman, Paul Relating to financing programs and activities related to rural economic development; authorizing a fee. House: Economic & Small Business Development Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 3045 83-0 (2013) Author: Oliveira, René Relating to a periodic review and expiration dates of state and local tax preferences. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HB 3095 83-0 (2013) Author: Strama, Mark Relating to the mixed beverage tax imposed on certain venues that present live music; authorizing a fee; decreasing the rate of a tax. House: Ways & Means Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 3182 83-0 (2013) Author: Harper-Brown, Linda | et. al. Relating to changing eligibility requirements, limiting disbursements for eligible expenses and changing reporting requirements under the major events trust fund and events trust fund. House: Economic & Small Business Development Left pending in committee
HB 3216 83-0 (2013) Author: Strama, Mark Relating to the exemption from ad valorem taxation of energy storage systems used for the control of air pollution in a nonattainment area. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HB 3244 83-0 (2013) Author: Callegari, Bill Relating to water quality improvement and pollution reduction through beverage container recycling incentives; providing penalties; assessing a fee. House: Environmental Regulation Referred to Environmental Regulation
HB 3245 83-0 (2013) Author: Callegari, Bill | et. al. Relating to a franchise or insurance premium tax credit for contributions made to certain educational assistance organizations. House: Ways & Means Left pending in committee
HB 3256 83-0 (2013) Author: Kacal, Kyle | et. al.
Sponsor: Uresti, Carlos
Relating to the eligibility of certain vehicles to be operated as farm vehicles on a road or highway in this state. House: Transportation
Senate: Transportation
Effective on 9/1/13
HB 3272 83-0 (2013) Author: Davis, John Relating to the imposition of and a limitation on the sales tax imposed on certain vessels. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HB 3325 83-0 (2013) Author: Coleman, Garnet Relating to the regulation or prohibition of certain assault weapons; imposing a tax and a license fee; providing a civil penalty. House: Homeland Security & Public Safety Referred to Homeland Security & Public Safety
HB 3352 83-0 (2013) Author: Frank, James Relating to a study and possible action regarding the improper avoidance of the use tax due on certain off-road vehicles purchased in other states. House: Ways & Means Left pending in committee
HB 3390 83-0 (2013) Author: Hilderbran, Harvey | et. al.
Sponsor: Deuell, Bob
Relating to the Texas Economic Development Act; imposing a penalty. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Economic Development
Effective on 1/1/14
HB 3409 83-0 (2013) Author: Dutton, Jr., Harold V. Relating to a periodic review and expiration dates of state and local tax preferences. House: Ways & Means No action taken in committee
HB 3421 83-0 (2013) Author: Lavender, George Relating to the distribution of certain amounts of unclaimed money to county road and bridge funds. House: Appropriations Referred to Appropriations
HB 3446 83-0 (2013) Author: Otto, John Relating to the distribution by the appraisal review board of an appraisal district of written opinions, memoranda, or analyses of law drafted by the attorney for the board. House: Ways & Means Left pending in committee
HB 3475 83-0 (2013) Author: Paddie, Chris | et. al. Relating to information relating to hotel occupancy tax receipts. House: Ways & Means Postponed
HB 3497 83-0 (2013) Author: Turner, Scott | et. al. Relating to state savings and government efficiency through a taxpayer savings grant program. House: Government Efficiency & Reform Reported favorably as substituted
HB 3505 83-0 (2013) Author: Capriglione, Giovanni | et. al. Relating to the establishment and administration of a state bullion depository and the investment of certain public money in precious metals and depository accounts. House: Appropriations - S/C on Budget Transparency and Reform Left pending in subcommittee
HB 3506 83-0 (2013) Author: Capriglione, Giovanni Relating to the certification of businesses in this state as Made in Texas; providing civil and administrative penalties; authorizing a fee. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 3509 83-0 (2013) Author: Bonnen, Dennis | et. al.
Sponsor: Seliger, Kel
Relating to endangered species habitat conservation and to the creation of a board to oversee and guide the state's coordinated response to federal actions regarding endangered species. House: State Affairs
Senate: Natural Resources
Vetoed by the Governor
HB 3522 83-0 (2013) Author: Perez, Mary Ann | et. al. Relating to reports issued by the comptroller on the effect of certain tax provisions. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HB 3536 83-0 (2013) Author: Otto, John | et. al.
Sponsor: Hinojosa, Juan
Relating to imposing a fee on the sale of cigarettes and cigarette tobacco products manufactured by certain companies; providing penalties. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Finance
Effective on 9/1/13
HB 3579 83-0 (2013) Author: Strama, Mark Relating to investment of the economic stabilization fund. House: Appropriations - S/C on Budget Transparency and Reform Left pending in subcommittee
HB 3582 83-0 (2013) Author: Strama, Mark Relating to emission and water reduction in permitted generation facilities. House: Environmental Regulation Left pending in committee
HB 3591 83-0 (2013) Author: Hilderbran, Harvey Relating to state funding to support economic development; providing for the imposition of a fee. House: Ways & Means No action taken in committee
HB 3648 83-0 (2013) Author: Harper-Brown, Linda
Sponsor: Paxton, Ken
Relating to the award and performance of certain state contracts. House: Government Efficiency & Reform
Senate: Government Organization
Effective immediately
HB 3651 83-0 (2013) Author: Guillen, Ryan Relating to the management and use of the Texas preservation trust fund. House: Culture, Recreation & Tourism Laid on the table subject to call
HB 3665 83-0 (2013) Author: Darby, Drew | et. al. Relating to the financing of transportation projects; authorizing fees. House: Appropriations - S/C on Budget Transparency and Reform No action taken in committee
HB 3711 83-0 (2013) Author: Guerra, R. D. "Bobby" Relating to imposing an uncompensated care fee on certain hospitals to provide state funding for the Medicaid program. House: Appropriations Referred to Appropriations
HB 3713 83-0 (2013) Author: Guerra, R. D. "Bobby" Relating to the collection, administration, and enforcement of state taxes and fees. House: Ways & Means No action taken in committee
HB 3735 83-0 (2013) Author: Burnam, Lon Relating to reports issued by the comptroller on the effect of certain tax provisions. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HB 3782 83-0 (2013) Author: Isaac, Jason Relating to the major events and events trust fund. House: Economic & Small Business Development Left pending in committee
HB 3812 83-0 (2013) Author: Howard, Donna | et. al. Relating to authorizing the optional imposition of a county air quality fee at the time of an emissions-related inspection. House: Environmental Regulation Placed on General State Calendar
HCR 64 83-0 (2013) Author: Creighton, Brandon Requesting the comptroller to conduct a study to determine the costs to the state of instituting the Affordable Care Act and a projection of the number of Texas residents who would lose health insurance coverage as a result of the ACA. House: Federalism & Fiscal Responsibility, Select Committee report sent to Calendars
HJR 23 83-0 (2013) Author: Callegari, Bill | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment concerning the limitation on the rate of growth of state appropriations. House: Appropriations Referred to Appropriations
HJR 41 83-0 (2013) Author: Larson, Lyle Proposing a constitutional amendment to require the comptroller of public accounts to make a state revenue report after the first year of a state fiscal biennium and the governor to call a special session of the legislature if actual state revenue for that fiscal year was at least five percent more or five percent less than projected state revenue. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HJR 49 83-0 (2013) Author: Perry, Charles | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment regarding the maximum amount of appropriations for a state fiscal biennium. House: Appropriations Referred to Appropriations
HJR 57 83-0 (2013) Author: Burnam, Lon Proposing a constitutional amendment to reserve to the people the powers of initiative for the sole purpose of adopting and imposing a state income tax. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HJR 63 83-0 (2013) Author: Guillen, Ryan Proposing a constitutional amendment dedicating a portion of the state's oil and gas tax revenue to construction, reconstruction, acquisition, and expansion of roads in counties in which a shale formation is located. House: Special Purpose Districts Left pending in committee
HJR 67 83-0 (2013) Author: Howard, Donna Proposing a constitutional amendment providing for legislative budget sessions in even-numbered years. House: Appropriations Referred to Appropriations
HJR 68 83-0 (2013) Author: Phillips, Larry | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment dedicating certain revenue derived from the tax imposed on the sale of motor vehicles to the state highway fund. House: Appropriations Referred to Appropriations
HJR 69 83-0 (2013) Author: Sanford, Scott | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment concerning the limitation on the rate of growth of state appropriations and the use of unencumbered surplus state revenues to provide for a rebate of state franchise taxes and to reduce public school district property taxes. House: Appropriations Referred to Appropriations
HJR 89 83-0 (2013) Author: Harless, Patricia | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment to prohibit using revenues, other money, or account or fund balances dedicated by law for nondedicated general governmental purposes and to limit using that money or those balances for certification of appropriations for nondedicated purposes or entities. House: Appropriations Referred to Appropriations
HJR 93 83-0 (2013) Author: Hughes, Bryan Proposing a constitutional amendment to limit the rate of growth of appropriations from all sources of revenue except the federal government and to authorize the legislature to appropriate money for tax rebates. House: Appropriations Referred to Appropriations
HJR 96 83-0 (2013) Author: Coleman, Garnet Proposing a constitutional amendment allowing a state mandate imposed on a county to have effect only if the state provides for payment to the county of the cost of the mandate. House: County Affairs Referred to County Affairs
HJR 99 83-0 (2013) Author: Villarreal, Mike Proposing a constitutional amendment providing for the issuance of general obligation bonds to finance pay-for-performance contracts for certain programs and services for health programs. House: Government Efficiency & Reform Left pending in committee
HJR 111 83-0 (2013) Author: Perry, Charles | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment limiting appropriations from the economic stabilization fund to a total amount that the comptroller of public accounts estimates will not result at any time in a fund balance of less than a prescribed minimum amount. House: Appropriations - S/C on Budget Transparency and Reform Left pending in subcommittee
HJR 131 83-0 (2013) Author: Menéndez, José Proposing a constitutional amendment providing immediate additional revenue for the state budget by creating the Texas Gaming Commission, and authorizing and regulating the operation of casino games and slot machines by a limited number of licensed operators and certain Indian tribes. House: Licensing & Administrative Procedures Referred to Licensing & Administrative Procedures
SB 14 83-0 (2013) Author: Williams, Tommy | et. al.
Sponsor: Pitts, Jim | et. al.
Relating to the fiscal transparency and accountability of certain entities responsible for public money. House: Appropriations
Senate: Finance
Returned to committee
SB 23 83-0 (2013) Author: Patrick, Dan | et. al. Relating to the establishment of the Texas Equal Opportunity Scholarship Program. Senate: Education Not again placed on intent calendar
SB 46 83-0 (2013) Author: Zaffirini, Judith Relating to exempting books purchased, used, or consumed by university and college students from the sales and use tax for a limited period. Senate: Finance Left pending in subcommittee
SB 55 83-0 (2013) Author: Zaffirini, Judith Relating to local option elections to legalize or prohibit the operation of eight-liners and the imposition of a fee on eight-liner owners; providing penalties. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 69 83-0 (2013) Author: Ellis, Rodney Relating to certain reimbursements provided for the collection of sales and use taxes. Senate: Finance Referred to s/c on Fiscal Matters by Chair
SB 70 83-0 (2013) Author: Ellis, Rodney Relating to the amount of the discount allowed for prepayment of sales and use taxes and the allocation of certain revenue from those taxes. Senate: Finance Referred to s/c on Fiscal Matters by Chair
SB 71 83-0 (2013) Author: Ellis, Rodney Relating to eligibility for the tax reduction for certain high-cost gas and the allocation of certain gas production tax revenue. Senate: Finance Referred to s/c on Fiscal Matters by Chair
SB 78 83-0 (2013) Author: Ellis, Rodney Relating to the development of a climate adaptation plan by certain entities. Senate: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
SB 101 83-0 (2013) Author: Patrick, Dan | et. al. Relating to the constitutional limit on the rate of growth of appropriations of revenue. Senate: Finance Not again placed on intent calendar
SB 140 83-0 (2013) Author: Ellis, Rodney | et. al. Relating to a periodic review and expiration dates of state and local tax preferences. Senate: Finance Co-author authorized
SB 196 83-0 (2013) Author: Watson, Kirk Relating to the Business Tax Advisory Committee. Senate: Finance Referred to s/c on Fiscal Matters by Chair
SB 216 83-0 (2013) Author: Birdwell, Brian | et. al. Relating to the continuation and functions of the Department of Information Resources and certain procurement functions of the comptroller of public accounts. Senate: Government Organization Referred to Government Organization
SB 217 83-0 (2013) Author: Patrick, Dan | et. al.
Sponsor: Anchia, Rafael
Relating to the continuation and functions of the state employee charitable campaign. House: State Affairs
Senate: Government Organization
See remarks for effective date
SB 287 83-0 (2013) Author: Nichols, Robert | et. al. Relating to the allocation of certain motor vehicle sales tax revenue to the state highway fund and to the uses of that revenue. Senate: Finance Co-author authorized
SB 300 83-0 (2013) Author: Uresti, Carlos Relating to funding for certain county transportation infrastructure projects. Senate: Finance Referred to s/c on Fiscal Matters by Chair
SB 372 83-0 (2013) Author: Lucio, Jr., Eddie Relating to the exemption from the sales and use tax for property used in manufacturing. Senate: Finance Referred to s/c on Fiscal Matters by Chair
SB 468 83-0 (2013) Author: Seliger, Kel Relating to endangered species habitat conservation. Senate: Natural Resources Left pending in committee
SB 493 83-0 (2013) Author: Lucio, Jr., Eddie Relating to imposing a tax on certain sweetened beverages and ingredients used to make certain sweetened beverages; providing a penalty. Senate: Finance Referred to s/c on Fiscal Matters by Chair
SB 509 83-0 (2013) Author: Williams, Tommy | et. al. Relating to the establishment by school districts of a school security district; authorizing school district taxes for crime prevention measures. Senate: Finance Left pending in subcommittee
SB 603 83-0 (2013) Author: Williams, Tommy
Sponsor: Ritter, Allan
Relating to the revocation and reinstatement of an end user number for purposes of purchasing dyed diesel fuel. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Finance
Effective on 9/1/13
SB 626 83-0 (2013) Author: Watson, Kirk Relating to fees collected by the Automobile Burglary and Theft Prevention Authority. Senate: Finance Left pending in subcommittee
SB 636 83-0 (2013) Author: Paxton, Ken Relating to public information regarding bonds and other obligations issued by the state and local governments. Senate: Open Government Left pending in committee
SB 645 83-0 (2013) Author: Ellis, Rodney Relating to water quality improvement and pollution reduction through beverage container recycling incentives; assessing a fee; providing penalties. Senate: Finance Left pending in subcommittee
SB 678 83-0 (2013) Author: Paxton, Ken Relating to money allocated under the federal-aid highway program. Senate: Finance Referred to s/c on Fiscal Matters by Chair
SB 730 83-0 (2013) Author: Deuell, Bob Relating to the temporary exemption of certain tangible personal property related to data centers from the sales and use tax. Senate: Finance Left pending in subcommittee
SB 737 83-0 (2013) Author: Watson, Kirk Relating to student loan repayment assistance for certain child protective services workers. Senate: Health & Human Services Referred to Health & Human Services
SB 748 83-0 (2013) Author: Nelson, Jane
Sponsor: Geren, Charlie
Relating to the use of certain tax revenue to enhance and upgrade convention center facilities, multipurpose arenas, venues, and related infrastructure in certain municipalities. House: Economic & Small Business Development
Senate: Economic Development
Effective on 9/1/13
SB 765 83-0 (2013) Author: Watson, Kirk Relating to the establishment and duties of an event oversight committee for an event eligible to receive funding through a major events trust fund; limiting payments from the fund to reimbursement for attracting unique events to Texas. Senate: Economic Development Left pending in committee
SB 776 83-0 (2013) Author: Ellis, Rodney | et. al. Relating to reports issued by the comptroller on the effect of certain tax provisions. Senate: Finance Referred to s/c on Fiscal Matters by Chair
SB 806 83-0 (2013) Author: Carona, John Relating to the use of a credit or charge card by a state agency to make certain purchases. Senate: Government Organization No action taken in committee
SB 843 83-0 (2013) Author: Paxton, Ken
Sponsor: Hilderbran, Harvey | et. al.
Relating to public access to boundary, financial, and tax rate information of certain political subdivisions. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Open Government
Committee report sent to Calendars
SB 859 83-0 (2013) Author: Deuell, Bob | et. al. Relating to a sales and use tax exemption and a franchise tax credit related to certain research and development activities. Senate: Finance Reported from s/c favorably with substitute
SB 862 83-0 (2013) Author: Taylor, Larry Relating to the imposition of and a limitation on the sales tax imposed on certain vessels. Senate: Finance Left pending in subcommittee
SB 908 83-0 (2013) Author: Schwertner, Charles Relating to a study regarding the fiscal effect of tax-exempt state property on school districts. Senate: Finance Reported from s/c favorably w/o amendments
SB 931 83-0 (2013) Author: Hancock, Kelly | et. al. Relating to tax credits for investments in economically distressed communities. Senate: Finance Left pending in subcommittee
SB 934 83-0 (2013) Author: Davis, Wendy Relating to increasing or decreasing at the rate of inflation the rates of taxes imposed on cigarettes, cigars, and other tobacco products. Senate: Finance Referred to s/c on Fiscal Matters by Chair
SB 936 83-0 (2013) Author: Davis, Wendy Relating to the availability and use of certain statutorily dedicated revenues and accounts. Senate: Finance Referred to s/c on Fiscal Matters by Chair
SB 1015 83-0 (2013) Author: Paxton, Ken Relating to a franchise tax or insurance premium tax credit for contributions made to certain certified nonprofit educational assistance organizations. Senate: Finance Referred to s/c on Fiscal Matters by Chair
SB 1027 83-0 (2013) Author: Campbell, Donna Relating to the coordination of state and federal standards and reporting requirements related to the receipt of certain federal money. Senate: Finance Referred to s/c on Fiscal Matters by Chair
SB 1030 83-0 (2013) Author: Taylor, Larry Relating to the exemption from ad valorem taxation of energy storage systems used for the control of air pollution in a nonattainment area. Senate: Finance Reported from s/c favorably with substitute
SB 1107 83-0 (2013) Author: Zaffirini, Judith
Sponsor: González, Mary | et. al.
Relating to the preference given by state and local governmental entities to agricultural products produced or grown in this state. House: Agriculture & Livestock
Senate: Government Organization
Placed on General State Calendar
SB 1129 83-0 (2013) Author: Davis, Wendy Relating to a semiannual report on revenue collections prepared by the comptroller. Senate: Finance Referred to s/c on Fiscal Matters by Chair
SB 1136 83-0 (2013) Author: Hinojosa, Juan Relating to imposing a fee on the sale of cigarettes and cigarette tobacco products manufactured by certain companies; providing penalties. Senate: Finance Reported from s/c favorably with substitute
SB 1140 83-0 (2013) Author: Lucio, Jr., Eddie Relating to the state highway fund. Senate: Finance Referred to s/c on Fiscal Matters by Chair
SB 1153 83-0 (2013) Author: Davis, Wendy | et. al. Relating to reports issued by the comptroller on the effect of certain tax provisions. Senate: Finance Co-author authorized
SB 1179 83-0 (2013) Author: Deuell, Bob Relating to a reduction in the mixed beverage tax for certain venues that present live music; authorizing a fee. Senate: Finance Referred to s/c on Fiscal Matters by Chair
SB 1188 83-0 (2013) Author: Huffman, Joan Relating to a study on the use of certain credit management agreements by state agencies and political subdivisions. Senate: Finance Left pending in subcommittee
SB 1290 83-0 (2013) Author: Ellis, Rodney Relating to group health benefits coverage for dependents and family members of persons wrongfully imprisoned. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 1295 83-0 (2013) Author: Davis, Wendy Relating to state agency purchasing. Senate: Government Organization Referred to Government Organization
SB 1370 83-0 (2013) Author: Davis, Wendy Relating to the deposit of money received from the federal government. Senate: Finance Referred to s/c on Fiscal Matters by Chair
SB 1375 83-0 (2013) Author: Hinojosa, Juan Relating to a study and report by the Sunset Advisory Commission of the self-directed semi-independent status of state agencies. House: Appropriations
Senate: Health & Human Services
Referred to Appropriations
SB 1391 83-0 (2013) Author: Davis, Wendy Relating to a requirement that the comptroller perform a study of the Texas Economic Development Act. House: Economic & Small Business Development
Senate: Economic Development
Referred to Economic & Small Business Development
SB 1392 83-0 (2013) Author: Davis, Wendy Relating to an audit by the state auditor and a study by the comptroller of the events trust funds. House: Economic & Small Business Development
Senate: Economic Development
Referred to Economic & Small Business Development
SB 1410 83-0 (2013) Author: Patrick, Dan Relating to the establishment of the Texas Equal Opportunity Scholarship Program. Senate: Education Referred to Education
SB 1445 83-0 (2013) Author: Hinojosa, Juan Relating to imposing an uncompensated care fee on certain hospitals to provide state funding for the Medicaid program. Senate: Health & Human Services Referred to Health & Human Services
SB 1468 83-0 (2013) Author: Estes, Craig Relating to the qualifications of certain electric generation projects for programs designed to encourage the capture and utilization of carbon dioxide for use in enhanced oil recovery. Senate: Natural Resources Left pending in committee
SB 1503 83-0 (2013) Author: Lucio, Jr., Eddie | et. al. Relating to the licensing and regulation of amusement redemption machines at certain locations; providing penalties. Senate: State Affairs Not again placed on intent calendar
SB 1536 83-0 (2013) Author: Van de Putte, Leticia | et. al.
Sponsor: Menéndez, José
Relating to the Texas military; imposing criminal penalties; authorizing fees. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs
Senate: Veteran Affairs & Military Installations
Effective on 9/1/13
SB 1546 83-0 (2013) Author: Eltife, Kevin
Sponsor: Guillen, Ryan
Relating to the management and use of the Texas preservation trust fund. House: Culture, Recreation & Tourism
Senate: Government Organization
Effective on 9/1/13
SB 1575 83-0 (2013) Author: Campbell, Donna | et. al. Relating to state savings and government efficiency through a taxpayer savings grant program. Senate: Education No action taken in committee
SB 1617 83-0 (2013) Author: West, Royce Relating to providing loan repayment assistance for physicians providing services to certain patients. Senate: Higher Education Referred to Higher Education
SB 1632 83-0 (2013) Author: Hinojosa, Juan Relating to the financing of transportation projects; authorizing fees. Senate: Transportation Not again placed on intent calendar
SB 1634 83-0 (2013) Author: Deuell, Bob Relating to the administration, collection, and enforcement of sales and use taxes. Senate: Finance Referred to s/c on Fiscal Matters by Chair
SB 1648 83-0 (2013) Author: Williams, Tommy Relating to the motor fuel tax on compressed natural gas and liquefied natural gas; providing penalties. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Finance
Referred to Ways & Means
SB 1652 83-0 (2013) Author: Williams, Tommy Relating to the fiscal transparency and accountability of certain entities responsible for public money. Senate: Finance Referred to s/c on Fiscal Matters by Chair
SB 1653 83-0 (2013) Author: Williams, Tommy Relating to the creation and re-creation of funds and accounts in the state treasury, the dedication and rededication of revenue, and the exemption of unappropriated money from use for general governmental purposes. Senate: Finance Referred to Finance
SB 1655 83-0 (2013) Author: Williams, Tommy | et. al. Relating to authorizing the Public Utility Commission of Texas to direct the comptroller to return the unappropriated balance of the system benefit fund to retail electric customers. House: State Affairs
Senate: Finance
Referred to State Affairs
SB 1678 83-0 (2013) Author: Deuell, Bob | et. al.
Sponsor: Isaac, Jason | et. al.
Relating to the events and expenses eligible for, reporting requirements concerning disbursements from, and a study by the comptroller of the Major Events trust fund and the Events trust fund. House: Economic & Small Business Development
Senate: Economic Development
Effective immediately
SB 1679 83-0 (2013) Author: Zaffirini, Judith Relating to state agency procurement. House: State Affairs
Senate: Government Organization
Referred to State Affairs
SB 1680 83-0 (2013) Author: Zaffirini, Judith
Sponsor: Harper-Brown, Linda
Relating to certain requirements applicable to contracts entered into by state agencies. House: Government Efficiency & Reform
Senate: Government Organization
Placed on General State Calendar
SB 1681 83-0 (2013) Author: Zaffirini, Judith
Sponsor: Harper-Brown, Linda
Relating to oversight and management of state contracts. House: Government Efficiency & Reform
Senate: Government Organization
Effective on . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
SB 1686 83-0 (2013) Author: Duncan, Robert Relating to public school finance matters, including the imposition of a state ad valorem tax for elementary and secondary school purposes and a school district ad valorem enrichment tax. Senate: Finance Referred to s/c on Fiscal Matters by Chair
SB 1778 83-0 (2013) Author: Zaffirini, Judith Relating to funding for certain county transportation infrastructure projects. Senate: Finance Left pending in subcommittee
SB 1791 83-0 (2013) Author: Watson, Kirk Relating to a county air quality fee imposed at the time of an emissions-related inspection. Senate: Natural Resources Left pending in committee
SB 1826 83-0 (2013) Author: Eltife, Kevin Relating to procedural and administrative requirements for appraisal review boards; providing a penalty. Senate: Finance Referred to s/c on Fiscal Matters by Chair
SJR 10 83-0 (2013) Author: Patrick, Dan | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment concerning the limitation on the rate of growth of appropriations of revenue. Senate: Finance Not again placed on intent calendar
SJR 13 83-0 (2013) Author: Eltife, Kevin | et. al.
Sponsor: Larson, Lyle
Proposing a constitutional amendment limiting to two the number of consecutive terms for which a person may be elected or appointed to hold certain state offices. House: State Affairs
Senate: State Affairs
Reason for vote recorded in Journal
SJR 20 83-0 (2013) Author: Nichols, Robert | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment dedicating certain revenue derived from the tax imposed on the sale of motor vehicles to the state highway fund. Senate: Finance Co-author authorized
SJR 23 83-0 (2013) Author: Estes, Craig Proposing a constitutional amendment to prohibit using revenues, other money, or account or fund balances dedicated by law for nondedicated general governmental purposes or for certification of appropriations for nondedicated purposes or entities. Senate: Finance Referred to s/c on Fiscal Matters by Chair
SJR 26 83-0 (2013) Author: Estes, Craig | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment to prohibit using revenues, other money, or account or fund balances dedicated by law for nondedicated general governmental purposes and to limit using that money or those balances for certification of appropriations for nondedicated purposes or entities. Senate: Finance Referred to s/c on Fiscal Matters by Chair
SJR 47 83-0 (2013) Author: Eltife, Kevin Proposing a constitutional amendment increasing the rate of the state sales and use tax and dedicating revenue derived from that rate increase to repaying certain transportation bonds. Senate: Finance Left pending in subcommittee
SJR 55 83-0 (2013) Author: Williams, Tommy | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment appropriating money from the system benefit fund for the purpose of returning system benefit fund fees to retail electric customers. House: Appropriations
Senate: Finance
Referred to Appropriations
SJR 64 83-0 (2013) Author: Carona, John Proposing a constitutional amendment providing immediate additional revenue for the state budget by creating the Texas Gaming Commission, and authorizing and regulating the operation of casino games and slot machines by a limited number of licensed operators and certain Indian tribes. Senate: Business & Commerce Left pending in committee
HB 29 83-1 (2013) Author: Phillips, Larry Relating to the allocation of certain motor vehicle sales tax revenue to the state highway fund and to the uses of that revenue. House: Appropriations Referred to Appropriations
HB 40 83-1 (2013) Author: Rodriguez, Eddie Relating to the eligibility of land for appraisal for ad valorem tax purposes as qualified open-space land. Filed
HB 41 83-1 (2013) Author: Pickett, Joseph | et. al. Relating to the allocation of certain fuel-related tax revenue. House: Appropriations Referred to Appropriations
HB 46 83-1 (2013) Author: Dutton, Jr., Harold V. Relating to the inclusion of an incarcerated person in the population data used for redistricting according to the person's last residence before incarceration. Filed
SB 14 83-1 (2013) Author: Ellis, Rodney Relating to a periodic review of state and local tax preferences. Filed
SB 17 83-1 (2013) Author: Patrick, Dan Relating to the establishment of the Texas Equal Opportunity Scholarship Program. Filed
SB 29 83-1 (2013) Author: Campbell, Donna Relating to state savings and government efficiency achieved through a taxpayer savings grant program. Filed
SB 38 83-1 (2013) Author: Patrick, Dan Relating to state savings and government efficiency achieved through a taxpayer savings grant program. Filed
HB 37 83-2 (2013) Author: Burnam, Lon Relating to the rates of the state gasoline and diesel fuel taxes; authorizing a change in tax rates. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HB 38 83-2 (2013) Author: Frank, James Relating to the allocation of certain revenue from the taxes imposed on the sale, rental, or use of motor vehicles to the state highway fund. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HB 54 83-2 (2013) Author: Isaac, Jason Relating to the deposit to the state highway fund and the Texas emissions reduction plan fund of certain motor vehicle sales tax revenue. Filed
HB 55 83-2 (2013) Author: Isaac, Jason Relating to the allocation of certain motor vehicle sales tax revenue to the state highway fund. Filed
SB 14 83-2 (2013) Author: Patrick, Dan Relating to state savings and government efficiency achieved through a taxpayer savings grant program. Filed
SB 15 83-2 (2013) Author: Patrick, Dan Relating to the establishment of the Texas Equal Opportunity Scholarship Program. Filed
SB 18 83-2 (2013) Author: Campbell, Donna Relating to state savings and government efficiency achieved through a taxpayer savings grant program. Filed
HB 1 83-3 (2013) Author: Pickett, Joseph | et. al.
Sponsor: Nichols, Robert
Relating to transportation funding, expenditures, and finance and the preservation of a sufficient balance in the economic stabilization fund; making an appropriation. House: Transportation Funding, Select
Senate: Finance
Effective on adoption of const. amendment
SB 7 83-3 (2013) Author: Patrick, Dan Relating to the establishment of the Texas Equal Opportunity Scholarship Program. Filed
SB 21 83-3 (2013) Author: Campbell, Donna | et. al. Relating to state savings and government efficiency achieved through a taxpayer savings grant program. Co-author authorized
HB 11 82-0 (2011) Author: Cook, Byron | et. al.
Sponsor: Eltife, Kevin
Relating to reports filed with the comptroller regarding certain alcoholic beverage sales; providing a penalty. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Administration
Effective on 9/1/11
HB 76 82-0 (2011) Author: Flynn, Dan Relating to certain purchases by a state agency performing a law enforcement function. House: State Affairs Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 198 82-0 (2011) Author: Parker, Tan | et. al. Relating to the use of private procurement specialists for certain state agency contracts. House: Government Efficiency & Reform Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 255 82-0 (2011) Author: Hilderbran, Harvey Relating to the enforcement of tax laws; providing a criminal penalty. House: Ways & Means Laid on the table subject to call
HB 259 82-0 (2011) Author: Eiland, Craig Relating to an assessment on subscription video service providers. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 268 82-0 (2011) Author: Hilderbran, Harvey
Sponsor: Seliger, Kel
Relating to the exemption from sales and use taxes, including the motor vehicle sales and use tax, for timber and certain items used in or on a farm, ranch, timber operation, or agricultural aircraft operation. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Finance
Effective on 9/1/11
HB 269 82-0 (2011) Author: Hilderbran, Harvey Relating to the Texas Economic Development Act. House: Ways & Means No action taken in committee
HB 270 82-0 (2011) Author: Hilderbran, Harvey Relating to sales and use tax information provided to certain local governmental entities. House: Ways & Means Laid on the table subject to call
HB 275 82-0 (2011) Author: Pitts, Jim | et. al.
Sponsor: Ogden, Steve
Relating to making an appropriation of money from the economic stabilization fund for expenditure during the current state fiscal biennium. House: Appropriations
Senate: Finance
Effective immediately
HB 299 82-0 (2011) Author: Berman, Leo Relating to the repeal of the driver responsibility program. House: Homeland Security & Public Safety Left pending in committee
HB 303 82-0 (2011) Author: Berman, Leo Relating to the imposition of a fee for money transmissions sent to certain destinations outside the United States. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 328 82-0 (2011) Author: Guillen, Ryan
Sponsor: Zaffirini, Judith
Relating to information provided to a person applying for a state tax permit or license. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Government Organization
Effective on 9/1/11
HB 353 82-0 (2011) Author: Burnam, Lon Relating to certain reimbursements and discounts provided for collection and payment of sales and use taxes. House: Ways & Means Left pending in committee
HB 354 82-0 (2011) Author: Burnam, Lon Relating to the imposition of an income tax on income that exceeds $150,000 to provide property tax relief and fund public education; providing penalties. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HB 380 82-0 (2011) Author: Callegari, Bill | et. al. Relating to the constitutional limit on the rate of growth of appropriations and the use of surplus state revenues. House: Appropriations Left pending in committee
HB 417 82-0 (2011) Author: Anchia, Rafael | et. al.
Sponsor: Ellis, Rodney
Relating to claims for compensation for wrongful imprisonment and group health benefits coverage for persons wrongfully imprisoned. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: State Affairs
Effective immediately
HB 433 82-0 (2011) Author: Parker, Tan | et. al. Relating to qualified manufacturing project zones. House: Economic & Small Business Development Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 441 82-0 (2011) Author: Guillen, Ryan
Sponsor: Williams, Tommy
Relating to the fees for certain commercial vehicles. House: Transportation
Senate: Transportation & Homeland Security
Effective on 9/1/11
HB 442 82-0 (2011) Author: Guillen, Ryan | et. al.
Sponsor: Williams, Tommy
Relating to the establishment of an emergency radio infrastructure account. House: Homeland Security & Public Safety
Senate: Transportation & Homeland Security
Effective on 9/1/11
HB 590 82-0 (2011) Author: Thompson, Senfronia
Sponsor: Patrick, Dan
Relating to the consummation of sales for purposes of local sales and use taxes and to the reallocation of those taxes. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Finance
Effective on 9/1/11
HB 594 82-0 (2011) Author: Raymond, Richard Pena Relating to the information reported to the comptroller by a coin-operated machine license holder, the penalty for failure to report that information, and the penalty for gambling promotion. House: Licensing & Administrative Procedures Left pending in committee
HB 608 82-0 (2011) Author: Zerwas, John | et. al. Relating to state agency reports on the cost of services and benefits provided to undocumented immigrants. House: State Affairs Postponed
HB 611 82-0 (2011) Author: Murphy, Jim | et. al. Relating to the provision of certain professional services by certain governmental entities. House: Government Efficiency & Reform Considered in Calendars
HB 640 82-0 (2011) Author: Sheets, Kenneth Relating to an exemption from the motor vehicle sales and use tax for military servicemembers serving on active duty. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HB 654 82-0 (2011) Author: Solomons, Burt
Sponsor: Shapiro, Florence
Relating to a report regarding the municipality or county of origin of certain tax revenue collected by the comptroller. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Finance
Effective on 9/1/11
HB 658 82-0 (2011) Author: Villarreal, Mike Relating to the repeal of state sales tax and franchise tax refunds for certain ad valorem tax payers. House: Ways & Means Considered in Calendars
HB 666 82-0 (2011) Author: Villarreal, Mike Relating to a study regarding sales price disclosure of real property. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HB 744 82-0 (2011) Author: Raymond, Richard Pena | et. al. Relating to exemptions from the sales tax for certain business entities during a limited period. House: Ways & Means No action taken in committee
HB 795 82-0 (2011) Author: Zerwas, John | et. al. Relating to the franchise tax and alternative revenue sources and spending priorities for this state. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HB 843 82-0 (2011) Author: Geren, Charlie | et. al.
Sponsor: Davis, Wendy
Relating to the use of electronic means for the delivery of ad valorem tax bills to certain property owners and agents. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Effective on 1/1/12
HB 868 82-0 (2011) Author: Huberty, Dan | et. al. Relating to the calculation of the rollback tax rate of a taxing unit other than a school district. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HB 869 82-0 (2011) Author: Creighton, Brandon Relating to the franchise tax and alternative revenue sources and spending priorities for this state. House: Ways & Means No action taken in committee
HB 883 82-0 (2011) Author: Alvarado, Carol Relating to minimum efficiency standards for certain products; providing a civil penalty. House: Energy Resources Left pending in committee
HB 932 82-0 (2011) Author: Paxton, Ken | et. al. Relating to the franchise tax liability of certain taxable entities. House: Ways & Means Left pending in committee
HB 977 82-0 (2011) Author: Burnam, Lon Relating to the development of a climate adaptation plan by certain entities. House: State Affairs Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 1000 82-0 (2011) Author: Branch, Dan | et. al.
Sponsor: Zaffirini, Judith | et. al.
Relating to the distribution of money appropriated from the national research university fund; making an appropriation. House: Higher Education
Senate: Higher Education
Effective immediately
HB 1067 82-0 (2011) Author: Brown, Fred Relating to the purchase of replacement personal computers by state agencies. House: Government Efficiency & Reform Considered in Calendars
HB 1112 82-0 (2011) Author: Phillips, Larry
Sponsor: Nichols, Robert
Relating to the authority and powers of regional mobility authorities. House: Transportation
Senate: Transportation & Homeland Security
See remarks for effective date
HB 1115 82-0 (2011) Author: Paxton, Ken Relating to a franchise or insurance premium tax credit for contributions made to certain nonprofit educational assistance organizations. House: Ways & Means Left pending in committee
HB 1152 82-0 (2011) Author: Guillen, Ryan Relating to payments by the comptroller of public accounts to employees, vendors, annuitants, and other recipients of state-issued payments through the electronic funds transfer system or by electronic pay card. House: Ways & Means Left pending in committee
HB 1153 82-0 (2011) Author: Paxton, Ken Relating to public access to financial and tax rate information of political subdivisions. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HB 1154 82-0 (2011) Author: Walle, Armando Relating to the assessment of a civil penalty against owners and operators of coin-operated machines who commit certain gambling offenses. House: Licensing & Administrative Procedures Referred to Licensing & Administrative Procedures
HB 1156 82-0 (2011) Author: Cook, Byron Relating to reports filed with the comptroller regarding certain alcoholic beverage sales. House: Licensing & Administrative Procedures Referred to Licensing & Administrative Procedures
HB 1184 82-0 (2011) Author: Legler, Ken Relating to a limitation on the maximum appraised value of real property for ad valorem tax purposes of 105 percent of the appraised value of the property for the preceding tax year. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HB 1227 82-0 (2011) Author: Dutton, Jr., Harold V. Relating to the inclusion of an incarcerated person in the population data used for redistricting according to the person's last residence before incarceration. House: Redistricting Referred to Redistricting
HB 1254 82-0 (2011) Author: Pickett, Joseph | et. al.
Sponsor: Rodriguez, Jose
Relating to consideration of the consolidation of school district employment of peace officers and security personnel in certain counties. House: Border & Intergovernmental Affairs
Senate: International Relations & Trade
Effective immediately
HB 1285 82-0 (2011) Author: Kleinschmidt, Tim Relating to the payment by the holder of abandoned mineral proceeds of the ad valorem taxes on the mineral interest to which the proceeds are attributable. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HB 1308 82-0 (2011) Author: Villarreal, Mike Relating to a periodic review of state and local tax preferences. House: Ways & Means Left pending in committee
HB 1347 82-0 (2011) Author: Hughes, Bryan Relating to a refund of registration fees paid by home builders to the Texas Residential Construction Commission. House: Business & Industry Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 1352 82-0 (2011) Author: Farias, Joe Relating to a study on the number of taxpayers claiming the federal earned income tax credit. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HB 1378 82-0 (2011) Author: Frullo, John Relating to the amount of the discount allowed for prepayment of sales and use taxes. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HB 1439 82-0 (2011) Author: Berman, Leo | et. al. Relating to the franchise tax liability of certain taxable entities. House: Ways & Means Left pending in committee
HB 1509 82-0 (2011) Author: Pickett, Joseph | et. al. Relating to notice of the construction or expansion of a wind-powered electric generation facility located near a federally owned or operated radar installation or military installation. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs Companion considered in lieu of in committee
HB 1553 82-0 (2011) Author: Larson, Lyle Relating to citizenship information reported by persons, including state agencies, political subdivisions of this state, nonprofit organizations, and public and private entities, who receive local or state money to provide services. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 1579 82-0 (2011) Author: Brown, Fred Relating to information resources technologies of state agencies. House: State Affairs No action taken in committee
HB 1590 82-0 (2011) Author: Turner, Sylvester | et. al. Relating to a suspension of the imposition of certain fees under certain conditions. House: Appropriations Left pending in committee
HB 1591 82-0 (2011) Author: Turner, Sylvester Relating to reporting regarding state fees by the comptroller and in the general appropriations bill. House: Appropriations Left pending in committee
HB 1608 82-0 (2011) Author: Strama, Mark
Sponsor: Watson, Kirk
Relating to participation in and contributions to the state employee charitable campaign by retired state employees. House: Pensions, Investments & Financial Services
Senate: State Affairs
Effective immediately
HB 1609 82-0 (2011) Author: Gonzales, Larry Relating to the repeal of the driver responsibility program. House: Homeland Security & Public Safety Referred to Homeland Security & Public Safety
HB 1655 82-0 (2011) Author: Davis, Yvonne Relating to the preference given by state agencies to goods offered by bidders in this state or manufactured, produced, or grown in this state or in the United States. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 1733 82-0 (2011) Author: Ritter, Allan Relating to the appraisal for ad valorem tax purposes of open-space land devoted to water stewardship purposes on the basis of its productive capacity. House: Ways & Means Left pending in committee
HB 1754 82-0 (2011) Author: Gallego, Pete
Sponsor: Wentworth, Jeff | et. al.
Relating to the reorganization of powers and duties among agencies in this state that provide representation to indigent defendants in criminal cases and to the reorganization of funding sources for indigent defense. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
Effective on 9/1/11
HB 1783 82-0 (2011) Author: Farias, Joe | et. al. Relating to creating a portal on the comptroller's Internet website related to obesity and wellness. House: Public Health Referred to Public Health
HB 1785 82-0 (2011) Author: Farias, Joe Relating to requiring the comptroller to assess ways to expand the provision of information about the federal earned income tax credit. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HB 1794 82-0 (2011) Author: Gutierrez, Roland Relating to the exemption from ad valorem taxation of motor vehicles leased for noncommercial use by persons 65 years of age or older. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HB 1810 82-0 (2011) Author: Burnam, Lon Relating to the repeal of the driver responsibility program and to the replacement of the revenue derived from the driver responsibility program through an increase in the tax on cigarettes. House: Homeland Security & Public Safety Left pending in committee
HB 1851 82-0 (2011) Author: Reynolds, Ron | et. al. Relating to historically underutilized businesses and the preference given for goods and services purchased by state agencies; providing penalties. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 1865 82-0 (2011) Author: Anderson, Rodney Relating to a franchise tax exclusion for contractual flow-through funds paid to certain performing artists. House: Ways & Means Left pending in committee
HB 1877 82-0 (2011) Author: Coleman, Garnet Relating to the imposition of a fee for certain plastic bags provided to customers by retailers to fund a grant program to support local recycling efforts. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HB 1886 82-0 (2011) Author: Morrison, Geanie | et. al.
Sponsor: Watson, Kirk
Relating to unclaimed property. House: Business & Industry
Senate: Finance
Referred to Finance
HB 1894 82-0 (2011) Author: Quintanilla, Chente Relating to customs brokers. House: Ways & Means Left pending in committee
HB 1965 82-0 (2011) Author: Kolkhorst, Lois | et. al.
Sponsor: Deuell, Bob
Relating to the expansion of faith- and community-based health and human services initiatives. House: Public Health
Senate: Health & Human Services
Effective immediately
HB 2001 82-0 (2011) Author: Burnam, Lon Relating to the exemption or tax reduction for certain high-cost gas. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HB 2008 82-0 (2011) Author: Otto, John Relating to automated sales and use tax remittances by retailers. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HB 2021 82-0 (2011) Author: Pitts, Jim Relating to state agency procurement and the comptroller's procurement powers and duties. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 2022 82-0 (2011) Author: Pitts, Jim Relating to state fiscal matters; creating an offense. House: Appropriations Referred to Appropriations
HB 2045 82-0 (2011) Author: Burnam, Lon Relating to certain reimbursements provided for the collection of sales and use taxes. House: Ways & Means Left pending in committee
HB 2048 82-0 (2011) Author: Lyne, Lanham
Sponsor: Deuell, Bob
Relating to the collection and enforcement of state and local hotel occupancy taxes. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Finance
Effective on 9/1/11
HB 2078 82-0 (2011) Author: Villarreal, Mike Relating to the independence of appraisal review boards and the enforcement of appraisal review board orders; changing the elements of an offense. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Finance
Referred to Finance
HB 2083 82-0 (2011) Author: Lozano, J. M. Relating to notice of and issuance of a permit for the construction or expansion of a wind-powered electric generation facility located near a federally owned or operated radar installation or military installation. House: Energy Resources Left pending in committee
HB 2085 82-0 (2011) Author: Shelton, Mark | et. al. Relating to the imposition of a fee on the sale of cigarettes and cigarette tobacco products manufactured by certain companies; providing penalties. House: Ways & Means Left pending in committee
HB 2114 82-0 (2011) Author: Coleman, Garnet Relating to beverage container deposits and recycling; providing penalties. House: Environmental Regulation Referred to Environmental Regulation
HB 2115 82-0 (2011) Author: Coleman, Garnet | et. al. Relating to the distribution of money appropriated from the national research university fund. House: Higher Education Left pending in committee
HB 2174 82-0 (2011) Author: Hartnett, Will | et. al. Relating to funding for basic civil legal services, indigent defense, and judicial technical support through certain fees and court costs and to the establishment of the judicial access and improvement account. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 2187 82-0 (2011) Author: Davis, John Relating to the imposition of and a limitation on the sales tax imposed on certain vessels. House: Ways & Means Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 2209 82-0 (2011) Author: Farias, Joe Relating to the imposition of a tax on certain sweetened beverages and ingredients used to make certain sweetened beverages and to the use of the revenue for the promotion of children's health programs; providing penalties. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HB 2211 82-0 (2011) Author: Farias, Joe Relating to the availability of individual student performance on a physical fitness assessment instrument. House: Public Education Referred to Public Education
HB 2213 82-0 (2011) Author: Farias, Joe Relating to the imposition of a tax on certain sweetened beverages and ingredients used to make certain sweetened beverages and to the use of certain revenue for the promotion of children's health programs; providing penalties. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HB 2214 82-0 (2011) Author: Farias, Joe Relating to the imposition of a tax on certain sweetened beverages and ingredients used to make certain sweetened beverages and to the use of the revenue for the promotion of children's health programs; providing penalties. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HB 2290 82-0 (2011) Author: Paxton, Ken | et. al. Relating to a searchable database for the bonds and other debt obligations issued by local governmental entities. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HB 2338 82-0 (2011) Author: Paxton, Ken | et. al.
Sponsor: Birdwell, Brian
Relating to the posting on the Internet by the county assessor-collector of information regarding ad valorem tax rates. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Effective on 9/1/11
HB 2353 82-0 (2011) Author: Madden, Jerry Relating to a franchise or insurance premium tax credit for contributions made to certain educational assistance organizations. House: Ways & Means Left pending in committee
HB 2355 82-0 (2011) Author: Madden, Jerry Relating to a sales and use tax credit or refund for employers of persons who obtain a high school diploma or high school equivalency certificate. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HB 2476 82-0 (2011) Author: Harless, Patricia | et. al.
Sponsor: Eltife, Kevin
Relating to the appraisal for ad valorem tax purposes of certain dealer's heavy equipment inventory; providing penalties. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Finance
Effective on 1/1/12
HB 2499 82-0 (2011) Author: Cook, Byron
Sponsor: Nichols, Robert
Relating to the continuation and functions of the Department of Information Resources and the transfer of certain department functions to the comptroller of public accounts. House: State Affairs
Senate: Government Organization
Vetoed by the Governor
HB 2500 82-0 (2011) Author: Lozano, J. M. Relating to the disposition of fines for traffic violations collected by certain counties. House: Transportation No action taken in committee
HB 2523 82-0 (2011) Author: Cain, Erwin Relating to the purchase of goods and services by state agencies. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 2527 82-0 (2011) Author: Harper-Brown, Linda Relating to the allocation of certain motor vehicle sales tax revenue to the state highway fund and to the uses of that revenue. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HB 2529 82-0 (2011) Author: Price, Walter "Four" Relating to the administration of appraisal districts. House: Ways & Means Left pending in committee
HB 2548 82-0 (2011) Author: Zerwas, John | et. al. Relating to the imposition of a fee on the sale of cigarettes and cigarette tobacco products manufactured by certain companies; providing penalties. House: Ways & Means Left pending in committee
HB 2611 82-0 (2011) Author: Guillen, Ryan Relating to claims for and distribution of unclaimed land grant mineral proceeds. House: Business & Industry Placed on General State Calendar
HB 2615 82-0 (2011) Author: Veasey, Marc
Sponsor: Rodriguez, Jose
Relating to the provision of information on financial literacy resources to the public. House: Pensions, Investments & Financial Services
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective on 9/1/11
HB 2626 82-0 (2011) Author: Branch, Dan Relating to the distribution of money appropriated from the national research university fund and to one or more audits of the information necessary to establish eligibility for that distribution. House: Higher Education Referred to Higher Education
HB 2652 82-0 (2011) Author: Pitts, Jim Relating to the Texas Economic Development Act. House: Ways & Means Left pending in committee
HB 2664 82-0 (2011) Author: King, Phil Relating to the abolition of the Texas Facilities Commission and the transfer of its duties to the comptroller, General Land Office, and State Preservation Board. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 2719 82-0 (2011) Author: Harper-Brown, Linda | et. al. Relating to the clarification of the circumstances under which a retailer is considered to be engaged in business in this state, and the information required to be provided by certain retailers, for purposes of the collection of sales and use taxes. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HB 2770 82-0 (2011) Author: Smith, Wayne | et. al.
Sponsor: Williams, Tommy
Relating to the powers and duties of navigation districts, port authorities, and certain municipalities. House: Transportation
Senate: Transportation & Homeland Security
Effective immediately
HB 2775 82-0 (2011) Author: Bohac, Dwayne Relating to the constitutional limit on the rate of growth of appropriations and the use of surplus state revenues. House: Appropriations Referred to Appropriations
HB 2813 82-0 (2011) Author: Christian, Wayne | et. al. Relating to requiring the comptroller to provide notice to a person who will be regarded as a retailer or seller for purposes of sales and use tax. House: Ways & Means Left pending in committee
HB 2865 82-0 (2011) Author: Harper-Brown, Linda Relating to the management of the state vehicle fleet. House: Government Efficiency & Reform No action taken in committee
HB 2876 82-0 (2011) Author: Aycock, Jimmie Relating to reimbursement by the state for attorney ad litem fees paid by counties in certain suits affecting the parent-child relationship. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
HB 2958 82-0 (2011) Author: Paxton, Ken Relating to the effect of a change in the state sales and use tax base on certain ad valorem tax rates of certain taxing units and the dedication of revenue attributable to the expansion of the state sales and use tax base to ad valorem tax relief. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HB 2992 82-0 (2011) Author: Miles, Borris Relating to planning and administration of the state's historically underutilized business program. House: Government Efficiency & Reform Referred to Government Efficiency & Reform
HB 2998 82-0 (2011) Author: Miles, Borris Relating to ad valorem tax relief for urban farms and green roofs. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HB 3015 82-0 (2011) Author: Oliveira, Rene Relating to the Texas Economic Development Act. House: Ways & Means Left pending in committee
HB 3032 82-0 (2011) Author: McClendon, Ruth Relating to the Texas rail relocation and improvement fund. House: Transportation No action taken in committee
HB 3067 82-0 (2011) Author: Burnam, Lon Relating to a surcharge on certain fuel inefficient vehicles. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HB 3069 82-0 (2011) Author: Veasey, Marc Relating to the investment authority of the comptroller. House: Ways & Means Left pending in committee
HB 3097 82-0 (2011) Author: Kolkhorst, Lois Relating to the responsibilities of the comptroller and school districts in the implementation of the Texas Economic Development Act. House: Ways & Means Left pending in committee
HB 3102 82-0 (2011) Author: Perry, Charles Relating to meetings of the Legislative Budget Board in response to consecutive declines in reported sales and use tax revenues. House: Appropriations Referred to Appropriations
HB 3179 82-0 (2011) Author: Farias, Joe | et. al.
Sponsor: Davis, Wendy
Relating to contributions to the fund for veterans' assistance. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs
Senate: Veteran Affairs & Military Installations
Not again placed on intent calendar
HB 3212 82-0 (2011) Author: Burnam, Lon Relating to the imposition of a fee on oil and gas waste disposed of by injection in a commercial injection well permitted by the Railroad Commission of Texas. House: Energy Resources Left pending in committee
HB 3216 82-0 (2011) Author: Otto, John
Sponsor: West, Royce
Relating to electronic communication between property owners and chief appraisers, appraisal districts, appraisal review boards, or any combination of those persons. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Effective on 9/1/11
HB 3284 82-0 (2011) Author: Guillen, Ryan Relating to customs brokers. House: Ways & Means Left pending in committee
HB 3341 82-0 (2011) Author: Anchia, Rafael | et. al. Relating to the rebate, refund, or payment of tax proceeds to a qualified hotel project. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Economic Development
Referred to Economic Development
HB 3356 82-0 (2011) Author: Miles, Borris | et. al. Relating to the state's historically underutilized business program, including the establishment of a contractor point system. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 3367 82-0 (2011) Author: White, James Relating to the repeal of the laws authorizing the imposition of ad valorem taxes, the rates and expansion of the applicability of state and local sales and use taxes, the distribution of sales and use tax revenue to entities formerly imposing ad valorem taxes, and the replacement of ad valorem tax revenue in relation to financing public schools. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HB 3374 82-0 (2011) Author: Murphy, Jim | et. al. Relating to the voluntary decertification of a certified capital company. House: Economic & Small Business Development Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 3413 82-0 (2011) Author: Darby, Drew Relating to the property and funding of the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles. House: Transportation Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 3445 82-0 (2011) Author: Jackson, Jim Relating to the operation and administration of the judicial branch of state government. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Left pending in subcommittee
HB 3476 82-0 (2011) Author: Carter, Stefani Relating to a franchise tax credit for certain taxable entities that recruit new taxable entities to this state or that relocate to this state. House: Ways & Means No action taken in committee
HB 3479 82-0 (2011) Author: Christian, Wayne Relating to the rate and amount of the sales and use taxes imposed on certain equipment sold, leased, or used by certain data centers. House: Ways & Means Reported favorably as substituted
HB 3535 82-0 (2011) Author: Kleinschmidt, Tim Relating to liability of a political subdivision for a violation of certain laws relating to local permits; providing a penalty. House: Land & Resource Management Left pending in committee
HB 3540 82-0 (2011) Author: Phillips, Larry Relating to the administration of appraisal districts and the appraisal of property for ad valorem tax purposes. House: Ways & Means Left pending in committee
HB 3550 82-0 (2011) Author: Fletcher, Allen Relating to imposing a law enforcement fee for certain offenses, violations, and disqualifications related to commercial motor vehicles and to weight limits on a vehicle loaded with certain agricultural products. House: Transportation Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 3640 82-0 (2011) Author: Pitts, Jim Relating to the remittance and allocation of certain taxes and fees. House: Appropriations Postponed
HB 3644 82-0 (2011) Author: Pitts, Jim Relating to the creation and re-creation of funds and accounts in the state treasury, the dedication and rededication of revenue, and the exemption of unappropriated money from use for general governmental purposes. House: Appropriations Left pending in committee
HB 3647 82-0 (2011) Author: Turner, Sylvester
Sponsor: Ogden, Steve
Relating to directing payment, after approval, of certain miscellaneous claims and judgments against the state out of funds designated by this Act; making appropriations. House: Appropriations
Senate: Finance
Effective on 9/1/11
HB 3651 82-0 (2011) Author: Otto, John Relating to the appropriation of certain revenue for information technology projects. House: Appropriations Referred to Appropriations
HB 3652 82-0 (2011) Author: Otto, John Relating to handling fees imposed by the comptroller for processing unclaimed property. House: Appropriations Referred to Appropriations
HB 3663 82-0 (2011) Author: Otto, John Relating to the use and management of the Texas preservation trust fund account. House: Appropriations Referred to Appropriations
HB 3665 82-0 (2011) Author: Otto, John Relating to state fiscal matters related to general government. House: Appropriations Postponed
HB 3672 82-0 (2011) Author: Dutton, Jr., Harold V. Relating to requiring the comptroller to provide notice to a person who will be regarded as a retailer or seller for purposes of sales and use tax. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HB 3675 82-0 (2011) Author: Eiland, Craig Relating to assessments and taxes on subscription video service providers. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 3703 82-0 (2011) Author: Raymond, Richard Pena Relating to the use of certain aviation and air transportation-related tax proceeds for aviation facilities development. House: Ways & Means Left pending in committee
HB 3717 82-0 (2011) Author: Guillen, Ryan Relating to a study regarding emergency service in rural areas. House: Border & Intergovernmental Affairs Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 3735 82-0 (2011) Author: Martinez, Armando Relating to the composition of the Texas Commission on Fire Protection and the disposition of certain fees collected by the commission. House: Urban Affairs Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 3772 82-0 (2011) Author: Pitts, Jim Relating to tax records. House: Appropriations Referred to Appropriations
HB 3773 82-0 (2011) Author: Pitts, Jim Relating to the duties of the comptroller of public accounts to audit the Office of Court Administration's Collection Improvement Program. House: Appropriations Referred to Appropriations
HB 3774 82-0 (2011) Author: Pitts, Jim Relating to the administration, collection, enforcement of various taxes and fees; providing penalties. House: Appropriations Referred to Appropriations
HB 3783 82-0 (2011) Author: Callegari, Bill Relating to cost-saving and efficiency in government. House: Public Education Referred to Public Education
HJR 5 82-0 (2011) Author: Otto, John | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment regarding an increase in the maximum amount to be retained in the constitutional economic stabilization fund and dedicating for deposit in that fund certain sales and use tax revenues. House: Ways & Means Left pending in committee
HJR 6 82-0 (2011) Author: Burnam, Lon Proposing a constitutional amendment to reserve to the people the powers of initiative for the sole purpose of adopting and imposing a state income tax. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HJR 42 82-0 (2011) Author: Callegari, Bill | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment concerning the limitation on the rate of growth of state appropriations and the use of unencumbered surplus state revenues to provide for a rebate of state franchise taxes, to reduce public school district property taxes, and to fund the state's rainy day fund. House: Appropriations Left pending in committee
HJR 70 82-0 (2011) Author: Paxton, Ken | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment regarding the maximum rate of growth of appropriations and the use of unencumbered surplus general revenues to fund the state's rainy day fund and a public school property tax relief fund. House: Appropriations Left pending in committee
HJR 71 82-0 (2011) Author: Larson, Lyle | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment to set the maximum salary of certain elected public officers. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HJR 149 82-0 (2011) Author: Larson, Lyle | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment to require the comptroller of public accounts to make a state revenue report after the first year of a state fiscal biennium and the governor to call a special session of the legislature if actual state revenue for that fiscal year was at least five percent less than projected revenue. House: Appropriations Left pending in committee
HR 2546 82-0 (2011) Author: Phillips, Larry Suspending limitations on conference committee jurisdiction, H.B. No. 1112. Reported enrolled
HR 2571 82-0 (2011) Author: Cook, Byron Suspending limitations on conference committee jurisdiction, H.B. No. 2499. Reported enrolled
SB 68 82-0 (2011) Author: Zaffirini, Judith Relating to contracting issues of state agencies, including ethics issues related to state contracting. Senate: Government Organization Left pending in committee
SB 393 82-0 (2011) Author: Patrick, Dan Relating to amended sales tax reports and the reallocation of sales tax revenue. Senate: Finance Left pending in committee
SB 400 82-0 (2011) Author: Shapiro, Florence | et. al.
Sponsor: Hopson, Chuck
Relating to the entities eligible to make purchases using the cooperative purchasing program administered by the comptroller. House: Human Services
Senate: Government Organization
Effective on 9/1/11
SB 409 82-0 (2011) Author: Estes, Craig Relating to the appraisal for ad valorem tax purposes of open-space land devoted to water stewardship purposes on the basis of its productive capacity. Senate: Finance Referred to Finance
SB 424 82-0 (2011) Author: Ellis, Rodney Relating to the development of a climate adaptation plan by certain entities. Senate: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
SB 449 82-0 (2011) Author: Watson, Kirk | et. al.
Sponsor: Ritter, Allan
Relating to the appraisal for ad valorem tax purposes of open-space land devoted to water stewardship purposes on the basis of its productive capacity. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Finance
See remarks for effective date
SB 456 82-0 (2011) Author: Ellis, Rodney Relating to state purchasing of certain environmentally friendly items. Senate: Government Organization Left pending in committee
SB 457 82-0 (2011) Author: Ellis, Rodney Relating to minimum efficiency standards for certain products; providing a civil penalty. Senate: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
SB 497 82-0 (2011) Author: Jackson, Mike | et. al.
Sponsor: Pickett, Joseph
Relating to the construction or expansion of a wind-powered electric generation facility located near a federally owned or operated radar installation or military installation; providing an administrative penalty. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs
Senate: Natural Resources
Placed on General State Calendar
SB 523 82-0 (2011) Author: Nichols, Robert Relating to the allocation of certain motor vehicle sales tax revenue to the state highway fund and to the uses of that revenue. Senate: Finance Referred to Finance
SB 540 82-0 (2011) Author: Van de Putte, Leticia
Sponsor: Gonzalez, Naomi
Relating to a study of the fiscal impact of adjusting the amount of the ad valorem tax exemption to which disabled veterans and the surviving spouses and children of disabled veterans and certain members of the armed forces are entitled. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Finance
Effective immediately
SB 576 82-0 (2011) Author: Eltife, Kevin Relating to reports filed with the comptroller regarding certain alcoholic beverage sales; providing a penalty. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Business & Commerce
Referred to Ways & Means
SB 581 82-0 (2011) Author: Nichols, Robert Relating to the authority and powers of regional mobility authorities. Senate: Transportation & Homeland Security Left pending in committee
SB 624 82-0 (2011) Author: Whitmire, John Relating to the repeal of the driver responsibility program. Senate: Finance Referred to Finance
SB 664 82-0 (2011) Author: Nichols, Robert | et. al. Relating to the continuation and functions of the Department of Information Resources. Senate: Government Organization Left pending in committee
SB 695 82-0 (2011) Author: Watson, Kirk Relating to a suspension of the imposition of certain fees under certain conditions. Senate: Finance Left pending in committee
SB 696 82-0 (2011) Author: Watson, Kirk Relating to quarterly financial condition reports on collected and anticipated state revenue. Senate: Finance Referred to Finance
SB 699 82-0 (2011) Author: Watson, Kirk Relating to reporting regarding state fees by the comptroller and in the general appropriations bill. Senate: Finance Referred to Finance
SB 706 82-0 (2011) Author: Watson, Kirk Relating to the approval and issuance of tax and revenue anticipation notes. Senate: Finance Referred to Finance

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