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HB 294 85-0 (2017) Author: Walle, Armando | et. al.
Sponsor: Garcia, Sylvia
Relating to appointment of a receiver for a water or sewer utility. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs
Effective on 9/1/17
HB 407 85-0 (2017) Author: Tinderholt, Tony | et. al. Relating to protection of the electric power transmission and distribution system. 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 788 85-0 (2017) Author: Parker, Tan Relating to enhancing the security of the electric grid; making an appropriation. House: Appropriations Referred to Appropriations
HB 963 85-0 (2017) Author: Perez, Mary Ann | et. al. Relating to notice of bill payment assistance programs for certain electric customers. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 1083 85-0 (2017) Author: Perez, Mary Ann | et. al.
Sponsor: Rodríguez, José
Relating to authorizing a regulatory authority to establish reduced water utility rates funded by donations for the benefit of certain elderly customers. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs
Effective on 9/1/17
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 1460 85-0 (2017) Author: Workman, Paul Relating to electricity service provided by municipally owned utilities. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 1461 85-0 (2017) Author: Workman, Paul Relating to the partition and transfer of a geographic portion of service area certificate of convenience and necessity by municipally owned electric utility systems. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 1665 85-0 (2017) Author: Oliveira, René Relating to the regulation of cross-border electric generating facilities. House: State Affairs Placed on General State Calendar
HB 1964 85-0 (2017) Author: Murphy, Jim Relating to the authority and liability of owners and managers of apartment houses, manufactured home rental communities, condominiums, and multiple use facilities in charging tenants for submetered and nonsubmetered master metered water and wastewater services. House: Natural Resources Placed on General State Calendar
HB 2114 85-0 (2017) Author: Perez, Mary Ann Relating to the authority of the Health and Human Services Commission and the Public Utility Commission of Texas to identify customers who may be eligible for bill payment assistance programs. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 2187 85-0 (2017) Author: Lucio III, Eddie Relating to the revocation or amendment of a certificate of public convenience and necessity for water utilities in a service area. House: Natural Resources Left pending in committee
HB 2346 85-0 (2017) Author: Phillips, Larry Relating to exempting certain customers from certain demand charges by transmission and distribution utilities. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 2369 85-0 (2017) Author: Nevárez, Poncho
Sponsor: Lucio, Jr., Eddie
Relating to municipal fees charged to public school districts for water and sewer service. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs
Effective immediately
HB 2370 85-0 (2017) Author: Paddie, Chris Relating to the participation of deregulated telecommunications companies in the lifeline program. House: State Affairs Laid on the table subject to call
HB 2572 85-0 (2017) Author: Deshotel, Joe | et. al. Relating to the deployment of advanced metering and meter information networks in certain non-ERCOT areas. House: State Affairs Laid on the table subject to call
HB 2576 85-0 (2017) Author: Thompson, Senfronia Relating to studies by the Public Utility Commission of Texas analyzing electric rates. House: State Affairs
Senate: Business & Commerce
Referred to Business & Commerce
HB 2659 85-0 (2017) Author: Geren, Charlie | et. al. Relating to the distribution of universal service funds to certain small and rural incumbent local exchange companies. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 2824 85-0 (2017) Author: Thierry, Shawn Relating to requiring the Public Utility Commission of Texas to monitor and report on the deployment of advanced metering systems in this state. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 2910 85-0 (2017) Author: Flynn, Dan Relating to electric rates imposed on residential customers by certain electric utilities in the ERCOT region. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 2944 85-0 (2017) Author: Sanford, Scott Relating to standards used by the Public Utility Commission of Texas to evaluate proposed routes of a transmission project. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 3073 85-0 (2017) Author: Rodriguez, Eddie Relating to financing programs for low-income electric customers and certain other electric customers; imposing a fee. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 3534 85-0 (2017) Author: Lambert, Stan Relating to rates charged by certain transmission and distribution utilities to certain places of worship. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 4012 85-0 (2017) Author: Paul, Dennis Relating to notice of a scheduled disconnection of water utility service. House: Natural Resources Left pending in committee
HB 4177 85-0 (2017) Author: Cook, Byron Relating to adjustments to universal service plan support for small and rural incumbent local exchange companies. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 4217 85-0 (2017) Author: Farrar, Jessica Relating to energy resources planning for electric generation in ERCOT. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 26 85-0 (2017) Author: Estes, Craig | et. al.
Sponsor: Landgraf, Brooks | et. al.
Relating to the Texas emissions reduction plan and other related programs and measures to reduce emissions. House: Environmental Regulation
Senate: Natural Resources & Economic Development
Placed on General State Calendar
SB 83 85-0 (2017) Author: Hall, Bob | et. al. Relating to protection of energy critical infrastructure from electromagnetic, geomagnetic, physical, and cyber-attack threats. House: State Affairs
Senate: Business & Commerce
Referred to State Affairs
SB 586 85-0 (2017) Author: Perry, Charles | et. al.
Sponsor: Geren, Charlie
Relating to the distribution of universal service funds to certain small and rural incumbent local exchange companies. House: State Affairs
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective on 9/1/17
SB 735 85-0 (2017) Author: Hancock, Kelly
Sponsor: Cook, Byron | et. al.
Relating to periodic rate adjustment by and to certain transactions involving electric utilities. House: State Affairs
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective immediately
SB 873 85-0 (2017) Author: Creighton, Brandon
Sponsor: Murphy, Jim
Relating to the authority and liability of owners and managers of apartment houses, manufactured home rental communities, condominiums, and multiple use facilities in charging tenants for submetered and nonsubmetered master metered water and wastewater services. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs
Effective immediately
SB 1003 85-0 (2017) Author: Hancock, Kelly
Sponsor: Paddie, Chris
Relating to the participation of deregulated telecommunications companies in the lifeline program. House: State Affairs
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective on 9/1/17
SB 1115 85-0 (2017) Author: Garcia, Sylvia Relating to the revocation of certain water utilities' certificate of public convenience and necessity for major rules violations. Senate: Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs Referred to Agriculture, Water, & Rural Affairs
SB 1145 85-0 (2017) Author: Nichols, Robert
Sponsor: Deshotel, Joe | et. al.
Relating to the deployment of advanced metering and meter information networks in certain non-ERCOT areas. House: State Affairs
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective immediately
SB 1476 85-0 (2017) Author: Seliger, Kel
Sponsor: King, Ken
Relating to eligibility for support from the universal service fund. House: State Affairs
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective immediately
SB 1510 85-0 (2017) Author: Perry, Charles Relating to rates charged by certain transmission and distribution utilities to certain places of worship. House: State Affairs
Senate: Business & Commerce
Referred to State Affairs
SB 1712 85-0 (2017) Author: Huffines, Don Relating to the elimination of certain charges and programs associated with the universal service fund. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SB 1920 85-0 (2017) Author: Kolkhorst, Lois Relating to electric industry market power rules. Senate: Business & Commerce Left pending in committee
SB 1976 85-0 (2017) Author: Whitmire, John
Sponsor: Paddie, Chris
Relating to benefit programs provided by retail electric providers and certificated telecommunications utilities for low-income customers. House: State Affairs
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective on 9/1/17
SB 1985 85-0 (2017) Author: Miles, Borris Relating to the revocation or amendment of a certificate of public convenience and necessity for water utilities in a service area. Senate: Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs Referred to Agriculture, Water, & Rural Affairs
SB 1999 85-0 (2017) Author: Watson, Kirk Relating to energy resources planning for electric generation in ERCOT. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
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 489 84-0 (2015) Author: Anchia, Rafael Relating to customer protections related to smart thermostat services marketing and contracts. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 911 84-0 (2015) Author: Sheets, Kenneth Relating to the composition of the Public Utility Commission of Texas. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 1092 84-0 (2015) Author: Turner, Sylvester Relating to an annual report of residential electric customer complaints. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 1101 84-0 (2015) Author: Turner, Sylvester
Sponsor: Whitmire, John
Relating to extending the period over which the balance of the system benefit fund is to be eliminated. House: Appropriations - S/C on Budget Transparency & Reform
Senate: Finance
Effective immediately
HB 1535 84-0 (2015) Author: Frullo, John | et. al.
Sponsor: Fraser, Troy
Relating to rates of and certificates of convenience and necessity for certain non-ERCOT electric utilities; authorizing a surcharge. House: State Affairs
Senate: Natural Resources & Economic Development
Effective immediately
HB 1768 84-0 (2015) Author: Naishtat, Elliott Relating to the use of the universal service fund to provide Internet service to certain persons with an impairment of hearing. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 2031 84-0 (2015) Author: Lucio III, Eddie | et. al.
Sponsor: Hinojosa, Juan | et. al.
Relating to the diversion, treatment, and use of marine seawater and the discharge of treated marine seawater and waste resulting from the desalination of marine seawater; adding provisions subject to a criminal penalty. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs
Effective immediately
HB 2080 84-0 (2015) Author: Anchia, Rafael Relating to the creation and implementation of a greenhouse gas emissions reduction plan. House: International Trade & Intergovernmental Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 2253 84-0 (2015) Author: Turner, Sylvester Relating to a report by the Public Utility Commission of Texas on retail electric service minimum usage fees and usage credits. House: State Affairs No action taken in committee
HB 2256 84-0 (2015) Author: Keffer, Jim Relating to the transfer of functions relating to the rates and services of certain gas utilities, propane distribution system retailers, and submetering from the Railroad Commission of Texas to the Public Utility Commission of Texas. House: Energy Resources Referred to Energy Resources
HB 2284 84-0 (2015) Author: Walle, Armando Relating to the revocation of certain water utilities' certificate of public convenience and necessity for major rules violations. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources & Economic Development
Referred to Natural Resources & Economic Development
HB 2327 84-0 (2015) Author: Thompson, Senfronia | et. al. Relating to a studies on the rates of electric utilities. House: State Affairs Laid on the table subject to call
HB 2551 84-0 (2015) Author: Rodriguez, Eddie Relating to the evaluation of the reduction of emissions of air contaminants achieved from certain programs. House: Environmental Regulation Left pending in committee
HB 2561 84-0 (2015) Author: Keffer, Jim Relating to the allocation of congestion rents in the ERCOT wholesale market. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 2563 84-0 (2015) Author: Vo, Hubert Relating to persons who solicit customers on behalf of a retail electric provider; adding provisions subject to a criminal penalty. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 2650 84-0 (2015) Author: Thompson, Ed Relating to the authority of the Public Utility Commission of Texas to regulate any entity that holds itself out as a telephone service provider. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 2796 84-0 (2015) Author: King, Ken Relating to the authority of certain telecommunications providers to commit to making infrastructure and network improvements in exchange for support from the universal service fund; adding provisions subject to a criminal penalty. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 2852 84-0 (2015) Author: Nevárez, Poncho Relating to municipal fees charged to public school districts for water and sewer service. House: Natural Resources Placed on General State Calendar
HB 3069 84-0 (2015) Author: Rodriguez, Eddie | et. al. Relating to the authority and obligations of the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality and the Public Utility Commission of Texas to comply with and implement a Clean Power Plan. House: Environmental Regulation Left pending in committee
HB 3127 84-0 (2015) Author: King, Ken Relating to the authority of certain telecommunications providers to commit to making infrastructure and network improvements in exchange for support from the universal service fund. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 3207 84-0 (2015) Author: Sheets, Kenneth Relating to the authority of the Public Utility Commission of Texas to approve certain payments by municipally owned utilities for transmission facilities in lieu of ad valorem taxes. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 3343 84-0 (2015) Author: Turner, Sylvester Relating to the development of electricity demand response programs. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 3440 84-0 (2015) Author: Guillen, Ryan Relating to eligibility of certain rural companies for support from the universal service fund. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 3552 84-0 (2015) Author: Parker, Tan | et. al. Relating to enhancing the security of the electric grid, making an appropriation. House: Appropriations - S/C on Budget Transparency & Reform Left pending in subcommittee
HB 3801 84-0 (2015) Author: Tinderholt, Tony Relating to protection of the electric power transmission and distribution system. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 3953 84-0 (2015) Author: Geren, Charlie Relating to the functions of the Public Utility Commission of Texas in relation to the economic regulation of water and sewer service. House: Natural Resources Left pending in committee
HB 4097 84-0 (2015) Author: Hunter, Todd | et. al.
Sponsor: Kolkhorst, Lois | et. al.
Relating to seawater desalination projects. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs
Effective immediately
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 365 84-0 (2015) Author: Eltife, Kevin Relating to the methods of recovery of stranded environmental compliance costs by certain non-ERCOT electric utilities. Senate: Natural Resources & Economic Development Referred to Natural Resources & Economic Development
SB 734 84-0 (2015) Author: Fraser, Troy
Sponsor: Cook, Byron
Relating to the setting of annual interest rates for utility deposits by the Public Utility Commission of Texas. House: State Affairs
Senate: Natural Resources & Economic Development
Effective on 9/1/15
SB 774 84-0 (2015) Author: Fraser, Troy
Sponsor: Thompson, Senfronia
Relating to studies on the rates of electric utilities. House: State Affairs
Senate: Natural Resources & Economic Development
Effective on 9/1/15
SB 776 84-0 (2015) Author: Fraser, Troy
Sponsor: Kacal, Kyle | et. al.
Relating to the operations of a municipally owned utility or municipal power agency; providing authority to issue bonds. House: State Affairs
Senate: Natural Resources & Economic Development
Effective on 9/1/15
SB 777 84-0 (2015) Author: Fraser, Troy | et. al. Relating to the authority of the Public Utility Commission of Texas to restrict participation in the retail electric market for significant violations. House: State Affairs
Senate: Natural Resources & Economic Development
Referred to State Affairs
SB 841 84-0 (2015) Author: Creighton, Brandon Relating to rates of and certificates of convenience and necessity for certain non-ERCOT electric utilities. Senate: Natural Resources & Economic Development Referred to Natural Resources & Economic Development
SB 931 84-0 (2015) Author: Fraser, Troy | et. al. Relating to the goal for renewable energy and competitive renewable energy zones. House: State Affairs
Senate: Natural Resources & Economic Development
Referred to State Affairs
SB 932 84-0 (2015) Author: Fraser, Troy
Sponsor: Cook, Byron
Relating to the authority of the Public Utility Commission of Texas to retain assistance for federal proceedings affecting certain electric utilities and consumers. House: State Affairs
Senate: Natural Resources & Economic Development
Effective on 9/1/15
SB 933 84-0 (2015) Author: Fraser, Troy
Sponsor: Cook, Byron | et. al.
Relating to the authority of the Public Utility Commission of Texas to review transmission interconnections that enable imports or exports from the ERCOT power grid. House: State Affairs
Senate: Natural Resources & Economic Development
Effective on 9/1/15
SB 1148 84-0 (2015) Author: Watson, Kirk | et. al.
Sponsor: Geren, Charlie
Relating to the functions of the Public Utility Commission of Texas in relation to the economic regulation of water and sewer service. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources & Economic Development
Effective on 9/1/15
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 1284 84-0 (2015) Author: Watson, Kirk Relating to the development of electricity demand response programs. Senate: Natural Resources & Economic Development Referred to Natural Resources & Economic Development
SB 1398 84-0 (2015) Author: Hall, Bob | et. al.
Sponsor: Parker, Tan | et. al.
Relating to a study by the Electric Reliability Council of Texas on securing critical infrastructure from electromagnetic, geomagnetic, terrorist, and cyber-attack threats. House: Homeland Security & Public Safety
Senate: Natural Resources & Economic Development
Committee report sent to Calendars
SB 1500 84-0 (2015) Author: Lucio, Jr., Eddie Relating to an electric utility surcharge to assist owners of certain historic structures with electric bill payments and to promote energy conservation and efficiency. Senate: Natural Resources & Economic Development Referred to Natural Resources & Economic Development
SB 1526 84-0 (2015) Author: Garcia, Sylvia Relating to the revocation of certain water utilities' certificate of public convenience and necessity for major rules violations. Senate: Natural Resources & Economic Development Referred to Natural Resources & Economic Development
SB 1761 84-0 (2015) Author: Creighton, Brandon Relating to the authority and obligation of this state to comply with and implement a Clean Power Plan. Senate: Natural Resources & Economic Development Referred to Natural Resources & Economic Development
SB 1840 84-0 (2015) Author: Kolkhorst, Lois Relating to standards for the Public Utility Commission of Texas to grant or deny certain certificates of convenience and necessity. Senate: Natural Resources & Economic Development Referred to Natural Resources & Economic Development
SB 1954 84-0 (2015) Author: Hinojosa, Juan Relating to the authority and obligations of the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality and the Public Utility Commission of Texas to comply with and implement a Clean Power Plan. Senate: Natural Resources & Economic Development Referred to Natural Resources & Economic Development
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 303 83-0 (2013) Author: Rodriguez, Eddie | et. al. Relating to this state's goal for renewable energy. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
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 549 83-0 (2013) Author: Turner, Sylvester Relating to the system benefit fund fee. House: Appropriations Referred to Appropriations
HB 550 83-0 (2013) Author: Turner, Sylvester | et. al. Relating to financing programs for low-income electric customers and certain other electric customers; lowering the amount of a fee; imposing a fee. House: State Affairs Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 723 83-0 (2013) Author: Anchia, Rafael Relating to renewable energy capacity, jobs, and trading credits. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 1307 83-0 (2013) Author: Geren, Charlie | et. al. Relating to rates for water service, to the transfer of functions relating to the economic regulation of water and sewer service from the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality to the Public Utility Commission of Texas, and to the duties of the Office of Public Utility Counsel regarding the economic regulation of water and sewer service. House: Natural Resources Laid on the table subject to call
HB 1363 83-0 (2013) Author: Callegari, Bill Relating to certain required reports and other documents prepared by state agencies and institutions of higher education. House: Government Efficiency & Reform Left pending in committee
HB 1570 83-0 (2013) Author: Lewis, Tryon Relating to the determination of the amount of energy available for sale from a clean energy project to a wholesale power purchaser. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 1600 83-0 (2013) Author: Cook, Byron | et. al.
Sponsor: Nichols, Robert
Relating to the continuation and functions of the Public Utility Commission of Texas, to the transfer of certain functions from the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality to the Public Utility Commission of Texas, to the rates for water service, and to the functions of the Office of Public Utility Counsel; authorizing a fee. House: State Affairs
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective on 9/1/13
HB 1963 83-0 (2013) Author: Turner, Sylvester Relating to the election of a commissioner of the Public Utility Commission of Texas. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 2026 83-0 (2013) Author: Sanford, Scott | et. al. Relating to the legislature's goals for renewable electric generating capacity. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 2194 83-0 (2013) Author: Anchia, Rafael Relating to demand-side electric energy resources in the competitive electric market. House: State Affairs No action taken in committee
HB 2196 83-0 (2013) Author: Anchia, Rafael Relating to compensation for surplus electricity generated by distributed renewable generation. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 2391 83-0 (2013) Author: Menéndez, José | et. al. Relating to electric utility bill payment assistance programs for certain veterans burned in combat. House: State Affairs Placed on General State Calendar
HB 2602 83-0 (2013) Author: Pickett, Joseph Relating to the regulation of certain telecommunications services markets and rates. House: State Affairs No action taken in committee
HB 2805 83-0 (2013) Author: Geren, Charlie Relating to the administration of the universal service fund. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 2835 83-0 (2013) Author: King, Ken | et. al. Relating to monthly support received from the universal service fund. House: State Affairs Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 2920 83-0 (2013) Author: Kolkhorst, Lois Relating to the consideration of adequate alternatives to resolve transmission constraints. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 3080 83-0 (2013) Author: Márquez, Marisa Relating to a study on the feasibility of creating a program to provide discounts on Internet access to individuals who are eligible for lifeline telephone services. House: Technology Referred to Technology
HB 3147 83-0 (2013) Author: Anchia, Rafael Relating to the degree to which power generation facilities consume or adversely impact water in this state. House: State Affairs No action taken in committee
HB 3166 83-0 (2013) Author: King, Susan Relating to the authority of the Public Utility Commission of Texas to implement a temporary price cap in certain situations. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 3384 83-0 (2013) Author: Hilderbran, Harvey Relating to the eligibility for and distributions of universal service funds. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 3583 83-0 (2013) Author: Strama, Mark Relating to renewable energy technology capable of serving peak demand. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 3590 83-0 (2013) Author: Bonnen, Dennis Relating to the authority of a customer to choose not to have an advanced meter on the customer's property. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 3759 83-0 (2013) Author: Farrar, Jessica Relating to electric reliability standards adopted by the Public Utility Commission of Texas. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 3857 83-0 (2013) Author: Lucio III, Eddie Relating to periodic rate adjustments by water and sewer utilities. House: Natural Resources Placed on General State Calendar
SB 59 83-0 (2013) Author: Nelson, Jane | et. al.
Sponsor: Callegari, Bill
Relating to required reports and other documents prepared by state agencies and institutions of higher education. House: Government Efficiency & Reform
Senate: Government Organization
Effective on 9/1/13
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 206 83-0 (2013) Author: Nichols, Robert Relating to the continuation and functions of the Public Utility Commission of Texas, to the transfer of certain functions from the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality to the Public Utility Commission of Texas, and to the functions of the Office of Public Utility Counsel; authorizing a fee. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SB 241 83-0 (2013) Author: Carona, John Relating to the regulation of advanced meters and the interconnection of ERCOT with another grid; requiring a study on the health effects of advanced meters; authorizing an administrative penalty. Senate: Business & Commerce Not again placed on intent calendar
SB 259 83-0 (2013) Author: Carona, John
Sponsor: Cook, Byron
Relating to telecommunications services and markets. House: State Affairs
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective on 9/1/13
SB 325 83-0 (2013) Author: Carona, John Relating to the system benefit fund fee. Senate: Finance Referred to s/c on Fiscal Matters by Chair
SB 326 83-0 (2013) Author: Carona, John Relating to financing programs for low-income electric customers and certain other electric customers. Senate: Finance Referred to s/c on Fiscal Matters by Chair
SB 488 83-0 (2013) Author: Davis, Wendy Relating to discounted utility rates for public educational institutions; providing an administrative penalty. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SB 494 83-0 (2013) Author: Carona, John Relating to the sources of funding for the universal service fund; authorizing a change in fees. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SB 512 83-0 (2013) Author: Carona, John
Sponsor: Frullo, John
Relating to the specialized telecommunications assistance program. House: State Affairs
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective on 9/1/13
SB 567 83-0 (2013) Author: Watson, Kirk | et. al.
Sponsor: Geren, Charlie
Relating to rates for water service, to the transfer of functions relating to the economic regulation of water and sewer service from the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality to the Public Utility Commission of Texas, and to the duties of the Office of Public Utility Counsel regarding the economic regulation of water and sewer service. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective on 9/1/13
SB 583 83-0 (2013) Author: Carona, John | et. al.
Sponsor: Cook, Byron
Relating to eligibility for support from the universal service fund. House: State Affairs
Senate: Business & Commerce
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SB 601 83-0 (2013) Author: Davis, Wendy Relating to the availability of certain payment plans for residential electric customers. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SB 602 83-0 (2013) Author: Davis, Wendy Relating to retail electric provider customer choice information. Senate: Business & Commerce Left pending in committee
SB 614 83-0 (2013) Author: Lucio, Jr., Eddie Relating to an electric utility surcharge to assist owners of certain historic structures with electric bill payments and to promote energy conservation and efficiency. Senate: Business & Commerce Not again placed on intent calendar
SB 809 83-0 (2013) Author: Carona, John
Sponsor: Frullo, John
Relating to Public Utility Commission of Texas consideration of the rates for certain equalization surcharges and emergency service fees. House: State Affairs
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective on 9/1/13
SB 981 83-0 (2013) Author: Van de Putte, Leticia | et. al.
Sponsor: Menéndez, José
Relating to electric utility bill payment assistance programs for certain veterans burned in combat. House: State Affairs
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective immediately
SB 1139 83-0 (2013) Author: Carona, John Relating to the exclusion of hospital facilities from a rolling blackout. Senate: Business & Commerce Left pending in committee
SB 1200 83-0 (2013) Author: Van de Putte, Leticia
Sponsor: Menéndez, José
Relating to the Texas Military Preparedness Commission and strategic planning regarding military bases and defense installations. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs
Senate: Veteran Affairs & Military Installations
Effective on 9/1/13
SB 1257 83-0 (2013) Author: Rodríguez, José Relating to a settlement in a contested case involving an integrated utility operating outside of ERCOT in areas of the Western Electricity Coordinating Council. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SB 1279 83-0 (2013) Author: Watson, Kirk Relating to cost recovery for certain demand-side electric energy resources in the competitive electric market. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SB 1351 83-0 (2013) Author: Carona, John Relating to demand-side electric energy resources in the competitive electric market. House: State Affairs
Senate: Business & Commerce
Referred to State Affairs
SB 1472 83-0 (2013) Author: West, Royce Relating to information that must be included on prepaid calling cards. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SB 1478 83-0 (2013) Author: Rodríguez, José Relating to the satisfaction of annual renewable energy requirements by certain utilities. Senate: Business & Commerce Not again placed on intent calendar
SB 1551 83-0 (2013) Author: Lucio, Jr., Eddie
Sponsor: Martinez, Armando
Relating to the provision of affordable housing and other services in the Lower Rio Grande Valley. House: International Trade & Intergovernmental Affairs
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Comm. report sent to Local & Consent Calendar
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
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
HB 58 83-2 (2013) Author: Anchia, Rafael Relating to customer protections related to smart thermostat services marketing and contracts. Filed
HB 30 82-0 (2011) Author: Guillen, Ryan Relating to the disconnection of retail electric service on certain days of the week. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 211 82-0 (2011) Author: Rodriguez, Eddie Relating to this state's goal for renewable energy. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 225 82-0 (2011) Author: Strama, Mark Relating to distributed generation of electric power. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 340 82-0 (2011) Author: Gallego, Pete Relating to net metering for retail electric service customers and compensation for excess electricity generated by a retail electric customer's on-site generator. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 519 82-0 (2011) Author: Turner, Sylvester | et. al. Relating to financing programs for low-income electric customers and certain other electric customers. House: State Affairs Placed on General State Calendar
HB 538 82-0 (2011) Author: Anderson, Charles "Doc" Relating to the application of certain demand charges by transmission and distribution utilities to certain schools and nonprofit athletic or sports associations. House: State Affairs No action taken in committee
HB 540 82-0 (2011) Author: Turner, Sylvester Relating to the allocation of the value of certain federal allowances for carbon dioxide emissions granted to certain electric or gas utilities. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 774 82-0 (2011) Author: Anchia, Rafael Relating to renewable energy capacity, jobs, and trading credits. House: Energy Resources Left pending in committee
HB 776 82-0 (2011) Author: Anchia, Rafael Relating to the rights of distributed renewable generation owners and certain parties who provide distributed renewable generation to retail electric customers. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 971 82-0 (2011) Author: King, Phil | et. al.
Sponsor: Fraser, Troy
Relating to electric transmission facilities. House: State Affairs
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective immediately
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 1006 82-0 (2011) Author: Turner, Sylvester | et. al. Relating to the requirement that electric utilities offer a standard retail service package on a standard form with standard terms to a customer. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 1064 82-0 (2011) Author: Pitts, Jim | et. al.
Sponsor: Eltife, Kevin | et. al.
Relating to exempting certain customers from certain demand charges by transmission and distribution utilities. House: State Affairs
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective immediately
HB 1223 82-0 (2011) Author: Workman, Paul | et. al. Relating to the procedures by which certain small water and sewer utilities may change rates. House: Natural Resources Left pending in committee
HB 1302 82-0 (2011) Author: Larson, Lyle Relating to the establishment of the Texas Energy and Communications Commission to consolidate the functions of the Public Utility Commission of Texas and the Railroad Commission of Texas. House: Energy Resources No action taken in committee
HB 1421 82-0 (2011) Author: Anchia, Rafael Relating to the classification, use, and regulation of electric energy storage equipment or facilities. House: State Affairs Comm. report sent to Local & Consent Calendar
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 1578 82-0 (2011) Author: Brown, Fred Relating to energy aggregation by state agencies. House: Government Efficiency & Reform Referred to Government Efficiency & Reform
HB 1629 82-0 (2011) Author: Anchia, Rafael Relating to energy efficiency goals and programs, public information regarding energy efficiency programs, and the participation of loads in certain energy markets. House: Energy Resources Laid on the table subject to call
HB 1815 82-0 (2011) Author: Hilderbran, Harvey Relating to competition in the electric utility market of certain municipalities. House: State Affairs 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 1986 82-0 (2011) Author: Turner, Sylvester Relating to the authority of the Public Utility Commission of Texas to ensure the Electric Reliability Council of Texas has adequate reserve power to prevent blackout conditions. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 2133 82-0 (2011) Author: Solomons, Burt
Sponsor: Fraser, Troy
Relating to the Public Utility Commission of Texas' authority to disgorge revenue obtained as a result of certain violations; providing an administrative penalty. House: State Affairs
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective on 9/1/11
HB 2134 82-0 (2011) Author: Solomons, Burt Relating to the continuation and functions of the Electric Reliability Council of Texas, the Office of Public Utility Counsel, and the Public Utility Commission of Texas; imposing an administrative penalty. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 2222 82-0 (2011) Author: Davis, Yvonne Relating to regulation of electric services. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 2264 82-0 (2011) Author: Ritter, Allan Relating to the authority of the Public Utility Commission of Texas to participate in certain proceedings before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. House: State Affairs Laid on the table subject to call
HB 2287 82-0 (2011) Author: Crownover, Myra Relating to net metering for public schools. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 2288 82-0 (2011) Author: Crownover, Myra Relating to the regulation of distributed renewable generation of electricity. House: State Affairs Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 2295 82-0 (2011) Author: Frullo, John
Sponsor: Hegar, Glenn
Relating to the administration of the universal service fund. House: State Affairs
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective immediately
HB 2406 82-0 (2011) Author: Davis, John Relating to transferring certain energy assistance programs from the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs to the Public Utility Commission of Texas. House: Energy Resources No action taken in committee
HB 2498 82-0 (2011) Author: Frullo, John | et. al. Relating to requiring certain non-ERCOT utilities to comply with energy efficiency goals. House: State Affairs Laid on the table subject to call
HB 2603 82-0 (2011) Author: Smithee, John
Sponsor: Hegar, Glenn
Relating to the distribution of universal service funds to certain small and rural local exchange companies. House: State Affairs
Senate: Business & Commerce
See remarks for effective date
HB 2616 82-0 (2011) Author: Harless, Patricia Relating to the elimination of certain requirements for certain customer-specific communications contracts. House: State Affairs Laid on the table subject to call
HB 2619 82-0 (2011) Author: Callegari, Bill
Sponsor: Whitmire, John
Relating to emergency preparedness information about water facilities. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective immediately
HB 2620 82-0 (2011) Author: Hancock, Kelly Relating to communications services and markets. House: State Affairs Laid on the table subject to call
HB 2621 82-0 (2011) Author: Hancock, Kelly Relating to deregulation of certain telecommunications markets and companies. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 2622 82-0 (2011) Author: Hancock, Kelly Relating to the elimination of certain tariff filing requirements for telecommunications providers. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 2642 82-0 (2011) Author: Huberty, Dan Relating to the authority of the Public Utility Commission of Texas in relation to extended service areas and toll-free local calling areas. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 2680 82-0 (2011) Author: King, Tracy
Sponsor: Hegar, Glenn
Relating to the procedure for certain small local exchange companies to propose to offer certain services or to make a minor change in a rate or tariff. House: State Affairs
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective on 9/1/11
HB 2709 82-0 (2011) Author: Turner, Sylvester Relating to energy and efficiency conservation programs administered by the Texas Public Utility Commission. House: State Affairs Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 2710 82-0 (2011) Author: Turner, Sylvester Relating to cable attachments to electric facilities of electric cooperatives. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 2762 82-0 (2011) Author: Farrar, Jessica Relating to continuity of retail electric service during the pendency of an appeal of an order revoking the license of a retail electric provider. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 2766 82-0 (2011) Author: Strama, Mark Relating to the use of energy storage equipment or facilities. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 2798 82-0 (2011) Author: Bonnen, Dennis Relating to discounted utility rates for school districts and open-enrollment charter schools; providing an administrative penalty. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 2841 82-0 (2011) Author: Gallego, Pete Relating to the authority of the Public Utility Commission of Texas to protect telecommunications network integrity from unauthorized or uncompensated use. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 2870 82-0 (2011) Author: Harper-Brown, Linda | et. al. Relating to the elimination of certain required reports prepared by state agencies and institutions of higher education. House: Government Efficiency & Reform
Senate: Finance
Referred to Finance
HB 2916 82-0 (2011) Author: Davis, John Relating to the administration of certain housing and energy assistance programs. House: Appropriations Referred to Appropriations
HB 2961 82-0 (2011) Author: Darby, Drew | et. al. Relating to the creation of a program for the development of solar energy industry in this state. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 3126 82-0 (2011) Author: Naishtat, Elliott Relating to priorities for restoration of electric service following an extended power outage. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 3200 82-0 (2011) Author: Davis, Yvonne Relating to reregulation of retail electric services. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 3205 82-0 (2011) Author: Davis, Yvonne Relating to the authority of a customer to choose not to have an advanced meter installed. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 3260 82-0 (2011) Author: Strama, Mark Relating to loans for energy improvements. House: Energy Resources Referred to Energy Resources
HB 3262 82-0 (2011) Author: Strama, Mark Relating to the procedure for interconnecting small-scale commercial renewable generation. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 3532 82-0 (2011) Author: Strama, Mark Relating to the creation of an incentive program for solar and wind-powered distributed electric generation for public school property. House: Energy Resources Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 3558 82-0 (2011) Author: Lucio III, Eddie Relating to information used by the Electric Reliability Council of Texas to settle or resettle a market participant's load or certain trade days. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 3638 82-0 (2011) Author: Hancock, Kelly Relating to telecommunications and the universal service fund. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 3668 82-0 (2011) Author: Callegari, Bill | et. al. Relating to certificates of public convenience and necessity for water or sewer services. House: Natural Resources Placed on General State Calendar
HB 3669 82-0 (2011) Author: Carter, Stefani Relating to the funding for and user friendliness of the website operated by the Public Utility Commission of Texas to provide information regarding the power to choose retail electric providers. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 3853 82-0 (2011) Author: Geren, Charlie | et. al. Relating to the authority of a gas or electric corporation to use certain land to construct or operate a transmission line. House: Natural Resources Committee report sent to Calendars
HR 2518 82-0 (2011) Author: Hilderbran, Harvey Suspending limitations on conference committee jurisdiction, S.B. No. 1087. Reported enrolled
SB 69 82-0 (2011) Author: Zaffirini, Judith | et. al. Relating to reconstituting the system benefit fund as a trust fund and to uses of the fund. Senate: Finance Co-author authorized
SB 94 82-0 (2011) Author: Lucio, Jr., Eddie Relating to the sale of electric energy produced by distributed renewable generation owners. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SB 319 82-0 (2011) Author: Carona, John Relating to financing programs for low-income electric customers and certain other electric customers. Senate: Finance Referred to Finance
SB 330 82-0 (2011) Author: Watson, Kirk | et. al. Relating to renewable energy capacity, jobs, and trading credits. Senate: Natural Resources Co-author authorized
SB 365 82-0 (2011) Author: Ogden, Steve
Sponsor: Strama, Mark
Relating to distributed generation of electric power. House: State Affairs
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective on 9/1/11
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 492 82-0 (2011) Author: Fraser, Troy | et. al. Relating to the creation of a distributed solar generation incentive program. 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 652 82-0 (2011) Author: Hegar, Glenn
Sponsor: Bonnen, Dennis
Relating to governmental and certain quasi-governmental entities subject to the sunset review process. House: State Affairs
Senate: Government Organization
Effective immediately
SB 661 82-0 (2011) Author: Nichols, Robert | et. al.
Sponsor: Solomons, Burt
Relating to the continuation and functions, as applicable, of the Electric Reliability Council of Texas, the Office of Public Utility Counsel, and the Public Utility Commission of Texas and to the transfer of certain functions from the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality to the Public Utility Commission of Texas; imposing administrative penalties. House: State Affairs
Senate: Government Organization
Point of order sustained
SB 712 82-0 (2011) Author: Hegar, Glenn Relating to the administration of the universal service fund. Senate: Business & Commerce Not again placed on intent calendar
SB 713 82-0 (2011) Author: Hegar, Glenn Relating to the procedure for certain small local exchange companies to propose to offer certain services or to make a minor change in a rate or tariff. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SB 781 82-0 (2011) Author: Carona, John
Sponsor: Cook, Byron
Relating to the repeal of certain legislative oversight committees and certain rulemaking authority of the Department of Information Resources. House: State Affairs
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective immediately
SB 854 82-0 (2011) Author: Duncan, Robert Relating to notice provided to affected landowners of applications for transmission line certificates of convenience and necessity by electric utilities. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SB 855 82-0 (2011) Author: Duncan, Robert
Sponsor: Hilderbran, Harvey
Relating to assistance provided by the Office of Public Utility Counsel to interested parties on certain electricity matters involving certificates of convenience and necessity. House: State Affairs
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective immediately
SB 924 82-0 (2011) Author: Carona, John
Sponsor: Keffer, Jim
Relating to the duties of certain utilities regarding energy efficiency reports and emergency notification systems. House: Energy Resources
Senate: Business & Commerce
See remarks for effective date
SB 937 82-0 (2011) Author: Lucio, Jr., Eddie
Sponsor: Naishtat, Elliott
Relating to priorities for restoration of electric service following an extended power outage. House: State Affairs
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective on 9/1/11
SB 940 82-0 (2011) Author: Estes, Craig Relating to competition in the electric utility market of certain municipalities. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SB 943 82-0 (2011) Author: Carona, John
Sponsor: Anchia, Rafael
Relating to the classification, use, and regulation of electric energy storage equipment or facilities. House: State Affairs
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective on 9/1/11
SB 948 82-0 (2011) Author: Davis, Wendy Relating to the requirement that electric utilities offer a standard retail service package on a standard form with standard terms to a customer. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SB 950 82-0 (2011) Author: Davis, Wendy Relating to retail electric provider customer choice information. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SB 980 82-0 (2011) Author: Carona, John | et. al.
Sponsor: Hancock, Kelly
Relating to communications services and markets. House: State Affairs
Senate: Business & Commerce
See remarks for effective date
SB 981 82-0 (2011) Author: Carona, John
Sponsor: Anchia, Rafael | et. al.
Relating to the regulation of distributed renewable generation of electricity. House: State Affairs
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective on 9/1/11
SB 982 82-0 (2011) Author: Carona, John Relating to the authority of the Public Utility Commission of Texas in relation to extended service areas and toll-free local calling areas. House: State Affairs
Senate: Business & Commerce
Referred to State Affairs
SB 983 82-0 (2011) Author: Carona, John
Sponsor: Harless, Patricia
Relating to the elimination of certain requirements for certain customer-specific communications contracts. House: State Affairs
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective on 9/1/11
SB 984 82-0 (2011) Author: Carona, John Relating to the elimination of certain tariff filing requirements for telecommunications providers. House: State Affairs
Senate: Business & Commerce
Referred to State Affairs
SB 986 82-0 (2011) Author: Carona, John Relating to deregulation of certain telecommunications markets and companies. House: State Affairs
Senate: Business & Commerce
Referred to State Affairs
SB 1041 82-0 (2011) Author: Hegar, Glenn Relating to the repeal of the goal for natural gas use. Senate: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
SB 1087 82-0 (2011) Author: Carona, John
Sponsor: Hilderbran, Harvey
Relating to state-issued certificates of franchise authority to provide cable service and video service. House: State Affairs
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective on 9/1/11
SB 1125 82-0 (2011) Author: Carona, John
Sponsor: Anchia, Rafael
Relating to energy efficiency goals and programs, public information regarding energy efficiency programs, and the participation of loads in certain energy markets. House: Energy Resources
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective on 9/1/11
SB 1133 82-0 (2011) Author: Hegar, Glenn
Sponsor: Harless, Patricia
Relating to a report by the Public Utility Commission of Texas on the ability of electric generators to respond to abnormal weather conditions. House: State Affairs
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective immediately
SB 1149 82-0 (2011) Author: Seliger, Kel Relating to requiring electric utilities to comply with energy efficiency goals. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SB 1153 82-0 (2011) Author: Williams, Tommy
Sponsor: Ritter, Allan
Relating to the authority of the Public Utility Commission of Texas to participate in certain proceedings before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. House: State Affairs
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective immediately
SB 1179 82-0 (2011) Author: Nelson, Jane
Sponsor: Harper-Brown, Linda
Relating to the elimination of certain required reports prepared by state agencies and institutions of higher education and other obsolete provisions of law. House: Government Efficiency & Reform
Senate: Finance
Effective immediately
SB 1219 82-0 (2011) Author: Carona, John | et. al.
Sponsor: Carter, Stefani
Relating to the Internet website operated by the Public Utility Commission of Texas to provide information regarding a customer's power to choose retail electric providers. House: State Affairs
Senate: Business & Commerce
Comm. report sent to Local & Consent Calendar
SB 1276 82-0 (2011) Author: Williams, Tommy Relating to transferring certain energy assistance programs from the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs to the Public Utility Commission of Texas. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SB 1340 82-0 (2011) Author: Carona, John Relating to the creation of the Energy Efficiency Council and to statewide energy efficiency; providing penalties. Senate: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
SB 1434 82-0 (2011) Author: Carona, John
Sponsor: Geren, Charlie
Relating to certain low-income weatherization programs. House: Energy Resources
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective immediately
SB 1465 82-0 (2011) Author: Williams, Tommy Relating to the administration of certain housing and energy assistance programs. Senate: Intergovernmental Relations Referred to Intergovernmental Relations
SB 1501 82-0 (2011) Author: Watson, Kirk Relating to energy and efficiency conservation programs administered by the Public Utility Commission of Texas. House: State Affairs
Senate: Business & Commerce
Referred to State Affairs
SB 1693 82-0 (2011) Author: Carona, John
Sponsor: Thompson, Senfronia
Relating to periodic rate adjustments by electric utilities. House: State Affairs
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective immediately
SB 1849 82-0 (2011) Author: Hegar, Glenn Relating to furthering stability and affordable service in the communications industry through the universal service fund. House: State Affairs
Senate: Business & Commerce
Referred to State Affairs
SB 1910 82-0 (2011) Author: Rodriguez, Jose | et. al.
Sponsor: Margo, Dee | et. al.
Relating to the delay of the transition to competition in the Western Electricity Coordinating Council service area and to net metering and energy efficiency goals and programs for utilities in that area. House: State Affairs
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective immediately
SR 1206 82-0 (2011) Author: Carona, John Suspending limitations on conference committee jurisdiction, S.B. No. 1087. Reported enrolled
HB 71 82-1 (2011) Author: Larson, Lyle Relating to the establishment of certain water and sewer utility rates and the transfer of certain functions from the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality to the Public Utility Commission of Texas. House: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
SB 34 82-1 (2011) Author: Nichols, Robert Relating to the establishment of certain water and sewer utility rates and the transfer of certain functions from the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality to the Public Utility Commission of Texas. Filed
HB 230 81-0 (2009) Author: Pitts, Jim | et. al. Relating to exempting certain schools, nonprofit athletic or sports associations, municipally owned facilities, summer camps, places of worship, and fairgrounds from certain demand charges by transmission and distribution utilities. House: State Affairs
Senate: Business & Commerce
Referred to Business & Commerce
HB 232 81-0 (2009) Author: Rodriguez, Eddie | et. al. Relating to grants for community-based telephone voice-mail services for individuals in crisis or in transition and to the rate and uses of the universal service fund fee. House: State Affairs
Senate: Business & Commerce
Referred to Business & Commerce
HB 278 81-0 (2009) Author: Anchia, Rafael | et. al. Relating to energy demand and incentives for distributed renewable generation. House: Energy Resources Left pending in subcommittee
HB 280 81-0 (2009) Author: Anchia, Rafael | et. al. Relating to energy efficiency goals and programs and demand reduction targets; creating an office of energy efficiency deployment in the state energy conservation office. House: Energy Resources Laid on the table subject to call
HB 395 81-0 (2009) Author: Hartnett, Will | et. al. Relating to this state's goal for installed electric generating capacity from natural gas. House: State Affairs Placed on General State Calendar
HB 491 81-0 (2009) Author: Zerwas, John Relating to allowing customers to opt out of provider of last resort default service. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 630 81-0 (2009) Author: Turner, Sylvester Relating to the regulation and governing bodies of independent organizations that govern power regions. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 631 81-0 (2009) Author: Turner, Sylvester Relating to the regulation of retail electric providers. House: State Affairs Considered in Calendars
HB 634 81-0 (2009) Author: Hernandez, Ana | et. al. Relating to establishing a carbon dioxide "cap and trade" program to enable participation in the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative. House: Environmental Regulation Referred to Environmental Regulation
HB 870 81-0 (2009) Author: Hughes, Bryan | et. al. Relating to transition to competition in the Southwestern Electric Power Company service area. House: State Affairs Laid on the table subject to call
HB 1182 81-0 (2009) Author: Turner, Sylvester | et. al.
Sponsor: Fraser, Troy | et. al.
Relating to the administration and purposes of the system benefit fund and the eligibility of customers for benefits under certain programs financed by the system benefit fund and other programs. House: State Affairs
Senate: Business & Commerce
Co-sponsor authorized
HB 1243 81-0 (2009) Author: Gallego, Pete | et. al.
Sponsor: Fraser, Troy
Relating to net metering for retail electric service customers and compensation for excess electricity generated by a retail electric customer's on-site generator. House: State Affairs
Senate: Business & Commerce
Statement of Leg. Intent Recorded in Journal
HB 1374 81-0 (2009) Author: Anderson, Charles "Doc" | et. al. Relating to the application of certain demand charges by transmission and distribution utilities to certain schools and nonprofit athletic or sports associations. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 1378 81-0 (2009) Author: Thompson, Senfronia | et. al. Relating to methods for the recovery of system restoration costs incurred by electric utilities following hurricanes, tropical storms, ice or snow storms, floods, and other weather-related events and natural disasters. House: State Affairs Laid on the table subject to call
HB 1390 81-0 (2009) Author: Rose, Patrick | et. al. Relating to access by the members of electric cooperatives to meetings of the boards of directors and certain information of the electric cooperatives. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 1463 81-0 (2009) Author: Kolkhorst, Lois | et. al. Relating to the authority of the Public Utility Commission of Texas to order certain electric providers to provide power to other electric providers during a natural disaster or declared emergency. House: State Affairs Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 1464 81-0 (2009) Author: Kolkhorst, Lois | et. al. Relating to the right of certain municipalities to offer electric services within the service area of another certificate holder. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 1604 81-0 (2009) Author: Turner, Sylvester Relating to this state's goal for energy efficiency, including load management and demand response in the Electric Reliability Council of Texas. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 1620 81-0 (2009) Author: Turner, Sylvester Relating to the procedure by which prices are established in competitive wholesale electric energy and capacity markets. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 1695 81-0 (2009) Author: Turner, Sylvester Relating to the requirement that electric utilities create and implement a plan for infrastructure improvement and maintenance. House: State Affairs
Senate: Business & Commerce
Referred to Business & Commerce
HB 1698 81-0 (2009) Author: Martinez, Armando Relating to reconstituting the system benefit fund as a trust fund and to uses of the fund. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 1783 81-0 (2009) Author: Solomons, Burt | et. al.
Sponsor: Fraser, Troy
Relating to the Internet broadcasting of Public Utility Commission of Texas and ERCOT public hearings and meetings. House: State Affairs
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective on 9/1/09
HB 1784 81-0 (2009) Author: Flynn, Dan | et. al. Relating to the rates charged by a water and sewer utility. House: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
HB 1822 81-0 (2009) Author: Solomons, Burt | et. al.
Sponsor: Fraser, Troy
Relating to the use of certain terms by certificated telecommunications utilities, retail electric providers, and electric utilities in retail bills, and to notice of expiration or price change for certain retail electric products. House: State Affairs
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective on 9/1/09
HB 1831 81-0 (2009) Author: Corte, Jr., Frank | et. al.
Sponsor: Carona, John
Relating to disaster preparedness and emergency management and to certain vehicles used in emergencies; providing a penalty. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs
Senate: Transportation & Homeland Security
See remarks for effective date
HB 1837 81-0 (2009) Author: Davis, Yvonne Relating to regulation of electric services. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 1900 81-0 (2009) Author: Turner, Sylvester Relating to the requirement that electric utilities use standardized written contracts in providing services to customers. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 1904 81-0 (2009) Author: Turner, Sylvester Relating to benefits and protections for certain residential electric service customers. House: State Affairs Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 2052 81-0 (2009) Author: Hilderbran, Harvey
Sponsor: Eltife, Kevin
Relating to electric service reliability measures. House: State Affairs
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective immediately
HB 2079 81-0 (2009) Author: Anchia, Rafael Relating to studying the feasibility of mechanisms to decouple certain electric utility revenues from the volume of sales of electricity. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 2216 81-0 (2009) Author: Pierson, Paula Relating to the regulation of the maintenance of telephone and electric utility poles. House: State Affairs No action taken in committee
HB 2282 81-0 (2009) Author: Thompson, Senfronia | et. al. Relating to reregulation of retail electric services. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 2305 81-0 (2009) Author: Turner, Sylvester Relating to security deposits for customers of retail electric providers. House: State Affairs Considered in Calendars
HB 2421 81-0 (2009) Author: Solomons, Burt Relating to the independent organization certified to perform certain functions for a power region. House: State Affairs
Senate: Business & Commerce
Referred to Business & Commerce
HB 2520 81-0 (2009) Author: Swinford, David Relating to the state's goal for electric generating capacity derived from emerging renewable energy resources. House: State Affairs Failed to receive affirmative vote in comm.
HB 2776 81-0 (2009) Author: Farrar, Jessica Relating to the requirement for commercially reasonable, long-term contracts for renewable energy. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 2782 81-0 (2009) Author: Keffer, Jim Relating to regulation of electric generation capacity ownership in the electric power market. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 2851 81-0 (2009) Author: Farabee, David Relating to the right of certain entities to intervene in enforcement actions regarding market power abuse. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 3090 81-0 (2009) Author: Burnam, Lon Relating to the formation and certification of a new municipally owned electric utility. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 3125 81-0 (2009) Author: Turner, Sylvester Relating to the change in fuel mandates for the percent of megawatts of generating capacity installed. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 3245 81-0 (2009) Author: Solomons, Burt | et. al. Relating to certain protections for customers in the restructured electric services market. House: State Affairs Point of order sustained
HB 3249 81-0 (2009) Author: Bohac, Dwayne Relating to the display of month-to-month prices on www.powertochoose.org. House: State Affairs Reported favorably as substituted
HB 3251 81-0 (2009) Author: Miklos, Robert Relating to a requirement that electric utilities and natural gas utilities notify the owner and manager of a multiunit residential property on the disconnection of service of a resident. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 3309 81-0 (2009) Author: Gattis, Dan
Sponsor: Ogden, Steve
Relating to certificates of convenience and necessity for the construction of transmission facilities. House: State Affairs
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective immediately
HB 3357 81-0 (2009) Author: Turner, Sylvester Relating to mergers and acquisitions in the electric industry. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 3405 81-0 (2009) Author: Swinford, David | et. al. Relating to the creation of a solar generation incentive program. House: Energy Resources Left pending in committee
HB 3406 81-0 (2009) Author: Swinford, David Relating to certificates of convenience and necessity. House: State Affairs Corrected committee report sent to Calendars
HB 3533 81-0 (2009) Author: Davis, Yvonne Relating to surcharges for advanced metering of electric utility services. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 3546 81-0 (2009) Author: Elkins, Gary Relating to a study of the provision of retail electric service and the regulation of components of the electric utilities industry. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 3610 81-0 (2009) Author: Miller, Doug Relating to rates and methods of depreciation applied to a retired class of property for regulated water utilities. House: Natural Resources Laid on the table subject to call
HB 3706 81-0 (2009) Author: Coleman, Garnet | et. al. Relating to the creation of a Tex Sun solar energy system rebate program. House: Energy Resources Left pending in subcommittee
HB 3728 81-0 (2009) Author: Thibaut, Kristi Relating to certain rates charged by retail electric providers. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 3797 81-0 (2009) Author: Geren, Charlie Relating to suspending the goal for renewable energy. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 3798 81-0 (2009) Author: Geren, Charlie Relating to the total cost of transmission to competitive renewable energy zones. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 4233 81-0 (2009) Author: Ritter, Allan Relating to the delay of retail electric competition in the areas of the state covered by the Southeastern Electric Reliability Council and to the recovery of certain transmission costs by electric utilities in those areas. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 4235 81-0 (2009) Author: Maldonado, Diana Relating to the approval of an application for a certificate of convenience and necessity by the Texas Public Utility Commission. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 4309 81-0 (2009) Author: Crownover, Myra | et. al. Relating to the use of grants or loans by an electric utility or transmission and distribution utility deploying advanced metering technology for use with renewable energy. House: Energy Resources Placed on General State Calendar
HB 4318 81-0 (2009) Author: Callegari, Bill Relating to allowing certain landowners to request that land be decertified from the service area of a holder of a certificate of public convenience and necessity. House: Natural Resources Left pending in committee
HB 4327 81-0 (2009) Author: Strama, Mark Relating to incentives for Texas renewable energy jobs and manufacturing. House: Energy Resources Left pending in subcommittee
HB 4330 81-0 (2009) Author: Strama, Mark Relating to a study concerning the feasibility and viability of certain time-differentiated pricing schemes for electric service. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 4458 81-0 (2009) Author: Strama, Mark Relating to research development and deployment of emerging technology in the area of electricity storage. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 4579 81-0 (2009) Author: Strama, Mark Relating to distributed generation of electric power. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 4610 81-0 (2009) Author: Oliveira, Rene Relating to cost recovery by a transmission and distribution utility of distribution system costs. House: State Affairs No action taken in committee
HB 4641 81-0 (2009) Author: Lucio III, Eddie Relating to the deployment of advanced electric distribution networks. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 16 81-0 (2009) Author: Averitt, Kip | et. al.
Sponsor: Cook, Byron
Relating to the enhancement of air quality, including the capture and storage of carbon dioxide and development of a greenhouse gas registry, the development of emissions reduction technologies, and the improvement of energy efficiency in buildings, vehicles, and appliances. House: Environmental Regulation
Senate: Natural Resources
Placed on Major State Calendar
SB 265 81-0 (2009) Author: Hinojosa, Juan | et. al. Relating to benefits and protections for certain residential electric customers. Senate: Business & Commerce Postponed
SB 396 81-0 (2009) Author: Gallegos, Jr., Mario Relating to the factors the Public Utility Commission of Texas must consider in determining an electric utility's rate of return. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SB 427 81-0 (2009) Author: Shapiro, Florence | et. al. Relating to energy demand and incentives for distributed renewable generation. Senate: Business & Commerce Co-author authorized
SB 428 81-0 (2009) Author: West, Royce Relating to the requirement that retail electric providers give notice to customers before permanently ceasing to operate. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SB 435 81-0 (2009) Author: Ellis, Rodney Relating to a statewide goal for electric energy generation during peak load periods from renewable energy technologies. Senate: Business & Commerce Left pending in committee
SB 436 81-0 (2009) Author: Ellis, Rodney Relating to a statewide goal for electric energy generation to meet base load demands from renewable energy technologies. Senate: Business & Commerce Left pending in committee
SB 464 81-0 (2009) Author: Zaffirini, Judith | et. al. Relating to reconstituting the system benefit fund as a trust fund and to uses of the fund. Senate: Finance Co-author authorized
SB 541 81-0 (2009) Author: Watson, Kirk | et. al.
Sponsor: Farabee, David | et. al.
Relating to renewable energy and to incentives for Texas renewable energy jobs and manufacturing. House: State Affairs
Senate: Business & Commerce
Placed on Major State Calendar
SB 545 81-0 (2009) Author: Fraser, Troy | et. al.
Sponsor: Strama, Mark | et. al.
Relating to the creation of a distributed and wholesale solar generation incentive program and to encouraging the use of solar energy devices. House: Energy Resources
Senate: Business & Commerce
Placed on Major State Calendar
SB 546 81-0 (2009) Author: Fraser, Troy
Sponsor: Anchia, Rafael
Relating to energy efficiency goals and programs and demand reduction targets; creating an office of energy efficiency deployment in the state energy conservation office. House: Energy Resources
Senate: Business & Commerce
House appoints conferees-reported
SB 547 81-0 (2009) Author: Eltife, Kevin
Sponsor: Hughes, Bryan
Relating to transition to competition in the Southwestern Electric Power Company service area. House: State Affairs
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective on 9/1/09
SB 600 81-0 (2009) Author: Van de Putte, Leticia Relating to a solar energy technology generation incentive program to be administered by electric utilities. Senate: Business & Commerce Left pending in committee
SB 601 81-0 (2009) Author: Van de Putte, Leticia Relating to the state goal for energy efficiency. Senate: Business & Commerce Left pending in committee
SB 618 81-0 (2009) Author: Shapleigh, Eliot Relating to the use of net metering by certain electric utilities. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SB 631 81-0 (2009) Author: Davis, Wendy | et. al. Relating to the establishment of a loan incentive program to promote energy efficiency in apartment buildings. Senate: Business & Commerce Co-author authorized
SB 681 81-0 (2009) Author: Ogden, Steve Relating to the ability of electric utilities to provide electric service during a major power outage. House: State Affairs
Senate: Business & Commerce
Referred to State Affairs
SB 769 81-0 (2009) Author: Williams, Tommy | et. al.
Sponsor: Thompson, Senfronia
Relating to methods for the recovery of system restoration costs incurred by electric utilities following hurricanes, tropical storms, ice or snow storms, floods, and other weather-related events and natural disasters. House: State Affairs
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective immediately
SB 921 81-0 (2009) Author: Fraser, Troy
Sponsor: Rose, Patrick | et. al.
Relating to access by the members of electric cooperatives to meetings of the boards of directors and certain information of the electric cooperatives. House: State Affairs
Senate: Business & Commerce
Placed on Major State Calendar
SB 1227 81-0 (2009) Author: Fraser, Troy Relating to the location of wind energy electric generating facilities. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SB 1420 81-0 (2009) Author: Lucio, Jr., Eddie Relating to the sale of electric energy produced by distributed renewable generation owners. Senate: Business & Commerce Left pending in committee
SB 1480 81-0 (2009) Author: Davis, Wendy Relating to regulation of electric generation capacity ownership in the electric power market. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SB 1492 81-0 (2009) Author: Williams, Tommy
Sponsor: Ritter, Allan
Relating to the delay of retail electric competition in the areas of the state covered by the Southeastern Electric Reliability Council and to the recovery of certain transmission costs by electric utilities in those areas and to the provision of power during a natural disaster or declared emergency. House: State Affairs
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective immediately
SB 1700 81-0 (2009) Author: Fraser, Troy Relating to the governing body of an independent organization for a power region. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SB 1708 81-0 (2009) Author: West, Royce Relating to information that must be included on prepaid calling cards. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SB 1761 81-0 (2009) Author: Watson, Kirk Relating to retail electric providers protecting customer deposits. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SB 1772 81-0 (2009) Author: Fraser, Troy
Sponsor: Solomons, Burt
Relating to the authority of the Public Utility Commission of Texas to address market power abuse, including the right to order restitution for violations. House: State Affairs
Senate: Business & Commerce
Committee report sent to Calendars
SB 1821 81-0 (2009) Author: Fraser, Troy Relating to a study and a pilot project with regard to, and the implementation of policies to promote, the adoption of plug-in hybrid electric vehicles. House: Energy Resources
Senate: Business & Commerce
Referred to Energy Resources
SB 1885 81-0 (2009) Author: Ellis, Rodney Relating to strategies to better protect electric transmission and distribution assets against natural disasters. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SB 1913 81-0 (2009) Author: Fraser, Troy
Sponsor: Swinford, David
Relating to certificates of convenience and necessity. House: State Affairs
Senate: Business & Commerce
Placed on Major State Calendar
SB 1972 81-0 (2009) Author: Ellis, Rodney Relating to studying the feasibility of mechanisms to decouple certain electric utility revenues from the volume of sales of electricity. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SB 2020 81-0 (2009) Author: Watson, Kirk Relating to incentives for Texas renewable energy jobs and manufacturing. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SB 2306 81-0 (2009) Author: Williams, Tommy
Sponsor: Miller, Doug
Relating to rates and methods of depreciation applied to a retired class of property for regulated water utilities. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective immediately
SB 2349 81-0 (2009) Author: Ogden, Steve Relating to distributed generation of electric power by natural gas powered generation facilities. House: State Affairs
Senate: Business & Commerce
Referred to State Affairs
SB 2565 81-0 (2009) Author: Averitt, Kip
Sponsor: Hilderbran, Harvey
Relating to adjustments of rates of certain telecommunications utilities for changes in certain tax liabilities. House: State Affairs
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective on 9/1/09
SB 2588 81-0 (2009) Author: Davis, Wendy | et. al. Relating to certain protections for customers in the restructured electric services market. Senate: Business & Commerce Co-author authorized
HB 269 80-0 (2007) Author: Anchia, Rafael | et. al. Relating to energy efficiency incentive programs administered by electric utilities. House: Regulated Industries Referred directly to subcommittee by chair
HB 395 80-0 (2007) Author: Burnam, Lon Relating to the possible development of a plan to reregulate the electric market in this state. House: Regulated Industries Referred to Regulated Industries
HB 453 80-0 (2007) Author: Rodriguez, Eddie Relating to grants for community-based telephone voice-mail services for individuals in crisis or in transition. House: Regulated Industries Referred to Regulated Industries
HB 467 80-0 (2007) Author: Pickett, Joseph Relating to an energy efficiency products pilot program. House: Regulated Industries Left pending in subcommittee
HB 491 80-0 (2007) Author: Burnam, Lon Relating to regulation of electric generation capacity in the electric power market. House: Regulated Industries Referred to Regulated Industries
HB 551 80-0 (2007) Author: Turner, Sylvester | et. al. Relating to the system benefit fund and to eligibility for and enrollment for benefits provided under the system benefit fund programs. House: Regulated Industries
Senate: Finance
Referred to Finance
HB 552 80-0 (2007) Author: Turner, Sylvester Relating to electric market safeguards after the expiration of the price to beat. House: Regulated Industries No action taken in committee
HB 553 80-0 (2007) Author: Turner, Sylvester Relating to market power abuse in the wholesale electricity market and pricing safeguards in certain markets; providing administrative and criminal penalties. House: Regulated Industries No action taken in committee
HB 583 80-0 (2007) Author: Deshotel, Joe Relating to disbursements from the universal service fund. House: Regulated Industries Referred to Regulated Industries
HB 624 80-0 (2007) Author: King, Phil | et. al.
Sponsor: Fraser, Troy
Relating to the securitization of the nonbypassable delivery rates of transmission and distribution utilities. House: Regulated Industries
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective immediately
HB 896 80-0 (2007) Author: King, Phil Relating to the members and employees of the Public Utility Commission of Texas. House: Regulated Industries Considered in Calendars
HB 935 80-0 (2007) Author: Harper-Brown, Linda Relating to market power abuse in the wholesale electricity market; providing administrative and civil penalties. House: Regulated Industries Left pending in committee
HB 1090 80-0 (2007) Author: Swinford, David | et. al.
Sponsor: Jackson, Mike
Relating to the establishment of a program by the Department of Agriculture to make grants to encourage the construction of facilities that generate electric energy with certain types of agricultural residues, waste, debris, or crops and to the state's goal for generating renewable energy. House: Agriculture & Livestock
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective on 9/1/07
HB 1189 80-0 (2007) Author: King, Phil Relating to competition and customer choice in the retail electric power market; providing an administrative penalty. House: Regulated Industries Companion considered in lieu of
HB 1190 80-0 (2007) Author: King, Phil | et. al. Relating to regulation of electric generation capacity ownership in the electric power market. House: Regulated Industries Companion considered in lieu of
HB 1192 80-0 (2007) Author: King, Phil Relating to administration of the system benefit fund. House: Regulated Industries Left pending in committee
HB 1202 80-0 (2007) Author: King, Phil Relating to a private cause of action for electric market power abuse. House: Civil Practices Considered in Calendars
HB 1394 80-0 (2007) Author: Turner, Sylvester | et. al. Relating to the provision of electricity in this state; providing civil penalties. House: Regulated Industries No action taken in committee
HB 1487 80-0 (2007) Author: Guillen, Ryan Relating to the system benefit fund and to eligibility for and enrollment for benefits provided under the system benefit fund programs. House: Regulated Industries Referred to Regulated Industries
HB 1902 80-0 (2007) Author: King, Phil Relating to the confidentiality of certain information involving the Public Utility Commission and the wholesale electric market monitor. House: Regulated Industries Left pending in committee
HB 1945 80-0 (2007) Author: King, Phil Relating to the administrative penalty procedures of the Public Utility Commission of Texas. House: Regulated Industries No action taken in committee
HB 2178 80-0 (2007) Author: Deshotel, Joe Relating to the legislature's goal for electric generation capacity using combined heat and power technology. House: Regulated Industries Left pending in subcommittee
HB 2355 80-0 (2007) Author: Thompson, Senfronia Relating to reregulation of retail electric services. House: Regulated Industries Referred to Regulated Industries
HB 2362 80-0 (2007) Author: Hernandez, Ana Relating to a greenhouse gas "cap and trade" program. House: Environmental Regulation Referred to Environmental Regulation
HB 2363 80-0 (2007) Author: Hernandez, Ana Relating to the establishment of an air pollutant watch list and associated reports for the purpose of controlling the emissions of air contaminants under the Texas Clean Air Act. House: Environmental Regulation Referred to Environmental Regulation
HB 2722 80-0 (2007) Author: Thompson, Senfronia | et. al. Relating to the establishment of an air pollutant watch list and associated reports for the purpose of controlling the emissions of air contaminants under the Texas Clean Air Act. House: Environmental Regulation Referred to Environmental Regulation
HB 2818 80-0 (2007) Author: Ritter, Allan | et. al. Relating to the delay of retail electric competition in the areas of the state covered by the Southeastern Electric Reliability Council and to the recovery of certain transmission costs by electric utilities in those areas. House: Regulated Industries
Senate: Business & Commerce
Referred to Business & Commerce
HB 3242 80-0 (2007) Author: Straus, Joe Relating to this state's goal for electric energy efficiency. House: Regulated Industries Referred to Regulated Industries
HB 3244 80-0 (2007) Author: Straus, Joe Relating to energy efficiency incentive programs administered by electric utilities. House: Regulated Industries Referred to Regulated Industries
HB 3245 80-0 (2007) Author: Straus, Joe Relating to electric energy efficiency goals and programs. House: Regulated Industries Referred to Regulated Industries
HB 3337 80-0 (2007) Author: Burnam, Lon Relating to the development and use of a comprehensive energy plan and to a corresponding temporary moratorium on authorizations for certain coal-fired electric generating facilities. House: Energy Resources Left pending in committee
HB 3344 80-0 (2007) Author: Vo, Hubert Relating to the authority of the Public Utility Commission of Texas in relation to the regulation of the electric power market. House: Regulated Industries Referred to Regulated Industries
HB 3705 80-0 (2007) Author: King, Phil Relating to the consumer protection authority of the Public Utility Commission of Texas in relation to telecommunications and retail electric services. House: Regulated Industries Referred to Regulated Industries
HB 3790 80-0 (2007) Author: Oliveira, Rene | et. al. Relating to the allocation of transmission rights to electricity. House: Regulated Industries Scheduled for public hearing on . . . .
HB 3961 80-0 (2007) Author: Turner, Sylvester Relating to procedures of the Public Utility Commission of Texas with regard to certain transactions. House: Regulated Industries Left pending in committee
HCR 292 80-0 (2007) Author: King, Phil Instructing the enrolling clerk of the house to make corrections in H.B. No. 624. Filed
HR 2797 80-0 (2007) Author: Swinford, David Suspending limitations on conference committee jurisdiction, H.B. No. 1090. Filed
HR 2851 80-0 (2007) Author: Swinford, David Suspending limitations on conference committee jurisdiction, H.B. No. 1090. Reported enrolled
HR 2854 80-0 (2007) Author: King, Phil Suspending limitations on conference committee jurisdiction, S.B. No. 482. Reported enrolled
SB 65 80-0 (2007) Author: Zaffirini, Judith | et. al. Relating to reconstituting the system benefit fund as a trust fund and to uses of the fund. Senate: Finance Co-author authorized
SB 216 80-0 (2007) Author: Fraser, Troy | et. al. Relating to the securitization of the nonbypassable delivery rates of transmission and distribution utilities. Senate: Business & Commerce Co-author authorized
SB 292 80-0 (2007) Author: Williams, Tommy Relating to the financing of the system benefit fund and the purposes for which the fund may be used. Senate: Finance Posting rule suspended
SB 293 80-0 (2007) Author: Williams, Tommy Relating to the consideration of an electric utility's effective use of competitive procurement methods in determining the utility's rate of return. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SB 357 80-0 (2007) Author: Jackson, Mike
Sponsor: Swinford, David
Relating to the establishment of a program by the Department of Agriculture to make grants to encourage the construction of facilities that generate electric energy with certain types of agricultural residues, waste, debris, or crops. House: Agriculture & Livestock
Senate: Natural Resources
Committee report sent to Calendars
SB 444 80-0 (2007) Author: Hinojosa, Juan | et. al. Relating to the provision of electricity in this state; providing civil penalties. Senate: Business & Commerce Co-author authorized
SB 482 80-0 (2007) Author: Fraser, Troy | et. al.
Sponsor: King, Phil
Relating to competition and customer choice in the retail electric power market; providing an administrative penalty. House: Regulated Industries
Senate: Business & Commerce
Motion withdrawn
SB 483 80-0 (2007) Author: Fraser, Troy | et. al.
Sponsor: King, Phil
Relating to regulation of electric generation capacity ownership in the electric power market. House: Regulated Industries
Senate: Business & Commerce
House appoints conferees-reported
SB 485 80-0 (2007) Author: Fraser, Troy | et. al. Relating to administration of the system benefit fund. Senate: Business & Commerce Co-author authorized
SB 896 80-0 (2007) Author: Fraser, Troy | et. al. Relating to procedures of the Public Utility Commission of Texas with regard to certain transactions. House: Regulated Industries
Senate: Business & Commerce
Meeting cancelled
SB 1258 80-0 (2007) Author: West, Royce Relating to the development of a plan to reregulate the electric market in this state. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SB 1357 80-0 (2007) Author: Ellis, Rodney | et. al. Relating to the creation of a TexSun Solar Energy System Rebate Program. Senate: Finance Co-author authorized
SB 1586 80-0 (2007) Author: Estes, Craig Relating to the allocation of transmission rights to electricity. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SB 1878 80-0 (2007) Author: Williams, Tommy Relating to the delay of retail electric competition in the areas of the state covered by the Southeastern Electric Reliability Council. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SB 1924 80-0 (2007) Author: Gallegos, Jr., Mario | et. al.
Sponsor: Thompson, Senfronia | et. al.
Relating to the establishment of an air pollutant watch list and associated reports for the purpose of controlling the emissions of air contaminants under the Texas Clean Air Act. House: Environmental Regulation
Senate: Natural Resources
Committee report sent to Calendars
SR 1176 80-0 (2007) Author: Jackson, Mike Suspending limitations on conference committee jurisdiction, H.B. No. 1090. Reported enrolled
HB 165 79-0 (2005) Author: Guillen, Ryan Relating to the purposes for which the system benefit fund may be used. House: Regulated Industries Referred to Regulated Industries
HB 210 79-0 (2005) Author: Solomons, Burt
Sponsor: Shapleigh, Eliot
Relating to the regulation of certain telemarketing calls. House: Business & Industry
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective immediately
HB 412 79-0 (2005) Author: Turner, Sylvester | et. al.
Sponsor: Van de Putte, Leticia
Relating to the use of credit scoring and credit history by certain telecommunications and electric service providers. House: Regulated Industries
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective on 9/1/05
HB 554 79-0 (2005) Author: Turner, Sylvester | et. al. Relating to the system benefit fund and to eligibility for and enrollment for benefits under the fund. House: Regulated Industries
Senate: Finance
Referred to Finance
HB 555 79-0 (2005) Author: Turner, Sylvester Relating to safeguards for customers of retail public utilities in the electric power market. House: Regulated Industries Left pending in committee
HB 563 79-0 (2005) Author: Deshotel, Joe Relating to disbursements from the Universal Service Fund. House: Regulated Industries Referred to Regulated Industries
HB 789 79-0 (2005) Author: King, Phil | et. al.
Sponsor: Fraser, Troy
Relating to furthering competition in the telecommunications industry. House: Regulated Industries
Senate: Business & Commerce
Senate appoints conferees-reported
HB 898 79-0 (2005) Author: Turner, Sylvester Relating to universal service fund support provided to telecommunications providers. House: Regulated Industries Left pending in committee
HB 989 79-0 (2005) Author: Chisum, Warren
Sponsor: Seliger, Kel
Relating to recovery of certain transmission investments of electric utilities. House: Regulated Industries
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective immediately
HB 991 79-0 (2005) Author: Chisum, Warren Relating to authorizing the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality to enter into voluntary emissions reduction agreements with owners of stationary sources or groups of stationary sources. House: Environmental Regulation Referred to Environmental Regulation
HB 1116 79-0 (2005) Author: Solomons, Burt | et. al.
Sponsor: Nelson, Jane
Relating to the governmental entities subject to the sunset review process. House: State Affairs
Senate: Government Organization
Effective on 9/1/05
HB 1178 79-0 (2005) Author: Dutton, Jr., Harold V. Relating to disbursements from the universal service fund to telecommunications providers for service to rural areas. House: Regulated Industries Referred to Regulated Industries
HB 1369 79-0 (2005) Author: Flores, Kino Relating to consumer choice for and disconnection from service of certain commercial electric service customers. House: Regulated Industries Left pending in committee
HB 1411 79-0 (2005) Author: Campbell, Scott Relating to the provision of broadband services. House: Regulated Industries Left pending in committee
HB 1583 79-0 (2005) Author: Kolkhorst, Lois
Sponsor: Armbrister, Kenneth
Relating to the authority of an emergency services district to obtain information to determine whether the district's 9-1-1 emergency service fee is correctly billed, collected, and remitted. House: Law Enforcement
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective on 9/1/05
HB 1671 79-0 (2005) Author: Hunter, Bob | et. al. Relating to the state's goal for renewable energy. House: Regulated Industries Left pending in subcommittee
HB 1777 79-0 (2005) Author: King, Phil Relating to regulation of the electric power market and energy efficiency. House: Regulated Industries
Senate: Business & Commerce
Referred to Business & Commerce
HB 1779 79-0 (2005) Author: King, Phil Relating to the continuation, administration, and operations of the Public Utility Commission of Texas and the Office of Public Utility Counsel. House: Regulated Industries Postponed
HB 1798 79-0 (2005) Author: Swinford, David | et. al. Relating to the state's goal for electric generation capacity by renewable energy technologies and the rate treatment of utility expenditures for interconnecting generating capacity by certain renewable technologies. House: Regulated Industries Left pending in subcommittee
HB 2022 79-0 (2005) Author: Cook, Robert Relating to the legislature's goal for energy efficiency in this state and related energy efficiency programs. House: Regulated Industries Left pending in subcommittee
HB 2047 79-0 (2005) Author: Puente, Robert Relating to the regulation of water and sewer utility services. House: Natural Resources Left pending in committee
HB 2265 79-0 (2005) Author: Baxter, Todd Relating to meeting the state's goal for electric generation capacity by renewable energy technologies and the rate treatment of utility expenditures for interconnecting generating capacity by certain renewable technologies. House: Regulated Industries Left pending in subcommittee
HB 2637 79-0 (2005) Author: Goodman, Toby Relating to regulation by the Public Utility Commission of Texas of certain technology, including new or emerging technology. House: Regulated Industries Referred to Regulated Industries
HB 2692 79-0 (2005) Author: Gallego, Pete | et. al. Relating to the state's goal for electric generating capacity by renewable energy technologies and distributed renewable energy generation. House: Regulated Industries Left pending in subcommittee
HB 2724 79-0 (2005) Author: Flores, Kino Relating to regulation of electric generation capacity in the electric power market. House: Regulated Industries Left pending in committee
HB 2730 79-0 (2005) Author: Flores, Kino Relating to energy conservation and efficiency. House: Regulated Industries Referred to Regulated Industries
HB 2774 79-0 (2005) Author: Isett, Carl Relating to the purposes for which the system benefit fund may be used. House: Appropriations Referred to Appropriations
HB 3328 79-0 (2005) Author: Martinez Fischer, Trey Relating to oversight and accountability of independent system operators. House: Regulated Industries Referred to Regulated Industries
HB 3460 79-0 (2005) Author: Baxter, Todd
Sponsor: Fraser, Troy
Relating to the interest rate to be paid on the deposits made by customers of a water, electric, gas, or telephone utility. House: Regulated Industries
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective on 9/1/05
HR 2280 79-0 (2005) Author: Solomons, Burt Suspending limitations on conference committee jurisdiction, H.B. No. 1116. Reported enrolled
SB 332 79-0 (2005) Author: Fraser, Troy Relating to furthering competition in the telecommunication industry. Senate: Business & Commerce Left pending in committee
SB 408 79-0 (2005) Author: Nelson, Jane
Sponsor: King, Phil
Relating to the continuation and functions of the Public Utility Commission of Texas; providing a penalty. House: Regulated Industries
Senate: Government Organization
Effective on 9/1/05
SB 533 79-0 (2005) Author: Fraser, Troy
Sponsor: King, Phil
Relating to this state's goal for renewable energy. House: Regulated Industries
Senate: Business & Commerce
Committee report sent to Calendars
SB 711 79-0 (2005) Author: Carona, John
Sponsor: Hartnett, Will
Relating to metering services provided to certain electricity customers. House: Regulated Industries
Senate: Business & Commerce
Committee report sent to Calendars
SB 712 79-0 (2005) Author: Carona, John
Sponsor: Cook, Robert
Relating to the legislature's goal for energy efficiency and related energy efficiency programs. House: Energy Resources
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective on 9/1/05
SB 743 79-0 (2005) Author: Fraser, Troy
Sponsor: King, Phil
Relating to independent organizations in ERCOT and their regulation and certification by the Public Utility Commission of Texas; providing an administrative penalty. House: Regulated Industries
Senate: Business & Commerce
House appoints conferees-reported
SB 764 79-0 (2005) Author: Armbrister, Kenneth Relating to regulation of electric generation capacity in the electric power market. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SB 765 79-0 (2005) Author: Armbrister, Kenneth Relating to the regulation of water and sewer utility services. Senate: Natural Resources Left pending in committee
SB 836 79-0 (2005) Author: Duncan, Robert | et. al. Relating to the state's goal for electric generation capacity by renewable energy technologies and the rate treatment of utility expenditures for interconnecting generating capacity by certain renewable technologies. Senate: Business & Commerce Left pending in committee
SB 1075 79-0 (2005) Author: Zaffirini, Judith Relating to the state's goal for electric generating capacity by renewable energy technologies and distributed renewable energy generation. Senate: Business & Commerce Left pending in committee
SB 1102 79-0 (2005) Author: Jackson, Mike | et. al. Relating to the establishment of a program by the Department of Agriculture to make grants to farmers and diverters who provide agricultural biomass to facilities that convert biomass to electrical energy. House: Agriculture & Livestock
Senate: Natural Resources
Left pending in committee
SB 1172 79-0 (2005) Author: Armbrister, Kenneth Relating to energy conservation and efficiency. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SB 1447 79-0 (2005) Author: Averitt, Kip
Sponsor: Eiland, Craig
Relating to including pension and other postemployment benefits in the computation of rates for electric utilities. House: Pensions & Investments
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective immediately
SB 1495 79-0 (2005) Author: Fraser, Troy | et. al.
Sponsor: King, Phil
Relating to the securitization of the nonbypassable delivery rates of transmission and distribution utilities. House: Regulated Industries
Senate: Business & Commerce
Postponed
SB 1588 79-0 (2005) Author: Carona, John Relating to limited regulation for new or emerging technologies provided by certain telecommunications providers. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SB 1668 79-0 (2005) Author: Estes, Craig
Sponsor: Baxter, Todd
Relating to affiliates of public utilities and regulation of electric utilities with regard to payments to affiliates and unbundling requirements. House: Regulated Industries
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective immediately
SB 1747 79-0 (2005) Author: Fraser, Troy Relating to the interest rate to be paid on utility deposits. House: Regulated Industries
Senate: Business & Commerce
Meeting cancelled
SB 1748 79-0 (2005) Author: Fraser, Troy
Sponsor: King, Phil
Relating to the development and provision of broadband over electric delivery systems and the development of enhanced electric delivery systems. House: Regulated Industries
Senate: Business & Commerce
Placed on Major State Calendar
SR 1099 79-0 (2005) Author: Nelson, Jane Suspending limitations on conference committee jurisdiction, H.B. No. 1116. Reported enrolled
SB 20 79-1 (2005) Author: Fraser, Troy
Sponsor: King, Phil | et. al.
Relating to this state's goal for renewable energy. House: Regulated Industries
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective on 9/1/05
SB 21 79-1 (2005) Author: Fraser, Troy
Sponsor: King, Phil | et. al.
Relating to furthering competition in the communications industry. House: Regulated Industries
Senate: Business & Commerce
House passage as amended reported
HB 13 79-2 (2005) Author: King, Phil | et. al. Relating to furthering competition in the communications industry. House: Regulated Industries Laid on the table subject to call
SB 5 79-2 (2005) Author: Fraser, Troy
Sponsor: King, Phil | et. al.
Relating to furthering competition in the communications industry. House: Regulated Industries
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective immediately
HB 32 79-3 (2006) Author: Turner, Sylvester | et. al. Relating to the system benefit fund and to eligibility for and enrollment for benefits under the fund. House: Regulated Industries Left pending in committee
SB 18 79-3 (2006) Author: Hinojosa, Juan | et. al. Relating to the system benefit fund and to eligibility for and enrollment for benefits under the fund. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
HB 2 78-0 (2003) Author: Swinford, David | et. al. Relating to the reorganization of, efficiency in, and other reform measures applying to state government. House: Government Reform Placed on Major State Calendar
HB 1342 78-0 (2003) Author: Goolsby, Tony Relating to the authority of the Public Utility Commission of Texas or the Railroad Commission of Texas to conduct a closed meeting to deliberate a security threat, disaster, or energy emergency. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 1369 78-0 (2003) Author: Baxter, Todd | et. al.
Sponsor: Brimer, Kim
Relating to the local registration of retail electric providers. House: Regulated Industries
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective on 9/1/03
HB 1974 78-0 (2003) Author: Turner, Sylvester Relating to access by the Office of Public Utility Counsel to records gathered by the Public Utility Commission of Texas. House: Regulated Industries Left pending in committee
HB 2548 78-0 (2003) Author: King, Phil | et. al.
Sponsor: Fraser, Troy
Relating to electric transmission capacity. House: Regulated Industries
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective immediately
HB 2596 78-0 (2003) Author: Homer, Mark Relating to the abolishment of the Public Utility Commission of Texas and to the transfer of its powers and duties to the Railroad Commission of Texas. House: Government Reform Referred to Government Reform
HB 3001 78-0 (2003) Author: Swinford, David Relating to the reorganization and consolidation of state governmental functions and entities. House: Government Reform Left pending in committee
HB 3378 78-0 (2003) Author: Hope, Ruben
Sponsor: Shapleigh, Eliot
Relating to granting statutory authority to certain governmental entities to reduce certain expenditures and to the operation of certain funds. House: Appropriations
Senate: Finance
Effective immediately
SB 731 78-0 (2003) Author: Brimer, Kim Relating to the local registration of retail electric providers. Senate: Business & Commerce No action taken in committee
SB 980 78-0 (2003) Author: Wentworth, Jeff Relating to the authority of the Public Utility Commission of Texas or the Railroad Commission of Texas to conduct a closed meeting to deliberate a security threat or disaster. Senate: Infrastructure Development and Security Left pending in subcommittee
SB 1048 78-0 (2003) Author: Ellis, Rodney Relating to the abolition of the Public Utility Commission of Texas and the Railroad Commission of Texas, the creation of the Texas Energy and Communications Commission, and the transfer of the powers and duties of the public utility commission and the railroad commission to the energy and communications commission and other state agencies. Senate: Government Organization No action taken in committee
SB 1197 78-0 (2003) Author: Hinojosa, Juan Relating to access by the Office of Public Utility Counsel to records gathered by the Public Utility Commission of Texas. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SB 1280 78-0 (2003) Author: Fraser, Troy
Sponsor: King, Phil
Relating to the regulation of certain successors of electric cooperatives. House: Regulated Industries
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective on 9/1/03
SB 1779 78-0 (2003) Author: Ogden, Steve Relating to the authority of the Public Utility Commission of Texas to resolve certain disputes relating to the rates and terms of transmission service. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SB 1829 78-0 (2003) Author: Averitt, Kip
Sponsor: Nixon, Joe
Relating to the designation and obligations of a telecommunications provider of last resort and to the recovery of certain costs incurred in transitioning to a successor utility. House: Regulated Industries
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective on 9/1/03
HB 472 77-0 (2001) Author: Solomons, Burt | et. al.
Sponsor: Shapleigh, Eliot
Relating to the regulation of telemarketing solicitation; providing penalties. House: Business & Industry
Senate: Business & Commerce
See remarks for effective date
HB 724 77-0 (2001) Author: Turner, Sylvester Relating to the transfer of the Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission's powers and duties regarding water rates and services to the Public Utility Commission of Texas. House: Environmental Regulation Left pending in committee
HB 918 77-0 (2001) Author: Turner, Sylvester | et. al. Relating to ensuring reliable and affordable electricity. House: State Affairs Laid on table subject to call in committee
HB 1300 77-0 (2001) Author: Gray, Patricia Relating to a requirement that certain utilities provide customers with toll-free telephone numbers for certain purposes. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 1351 77-0 (2001) Author: Brimer, Kim
Sponsor: Armbrister, Kenneth
Relating to the funding and operation of the universal service fund. House: State Affairs
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective on 9/1/01
HB 1400 77-0 (2001) Author: Brimer, Kim Relating to the regulation of cable television companies and cable television services; providing administrative penalties. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 1574 77-0 (2001) Author: Junell, Robert Relating to the abolishment of the Commission on State Emergency Communications and the transfer of its duties to the Public Utility Commission of Texas. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 1736 77-0 (2001) Author: Wolens, Steven | et. al. Relating to the enhanced availability of advanced telecommunications services. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 2156 77-0 (2001) Author: Danburg, Debra
Sponsor: Van de Putte, Leticia
Relating to certain utility customer discounts. House: State Affairs
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective on 9/1/01
HB 2345 77-0 (2001) Author: Naishtat, Elliott
Sponsor: Fraser, Troy
Relating to the specialized telecommunications assistance program. House: Human Services
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective on 9/1/01
HB 2361 77-0 (2001) Author: Wolens, Steven Relating to the abolition of the Telecommunications Infrastructure Fund Board and to the transfer of its powers and duties to the Public Utility Commission. House: State Affairs No action taken in committee
HB 2388 77-0 (2001) Author: Chisum, Warren | et. al.
Sponsor: Bivins, Teel
Relating to the provision of telecommunications services to permanent residential or business premises that are not included in a certificated service area. House: State Affairs
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective on 9/1/01
HB 2507 77-0 (2001) Author: Danburg, Debra Relating to the procedures for establishing the provider of last resort in utility service areas. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 2969 77-0 (2001) Author: Cook, Robert Relating to the responsibility for and allocation of renewable energy resources by a generation and transmission electric cooperative. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 2983 77-0 (2001) Author: Corte, Frank Relating to adoption of rules for disclosure of proposed new transmission or distribution routes by a utility. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 3429 77-0 (2001) Author: Merritt, Tommy Relating to a transfer of the Railroad Commission of Texas' powers and duties regarding regulation of gas utilities to the Public Utility Commission of Texas. House: Energy Resources Referred to Energy Resources
SB 244 77-0 (2001) Author: Shapleigh, Eliot Relating to the regulation of telemarketing; providing penalties. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SB 564 77-0 (2001) Author: Armbrister, Kenneth | et. al. Relating to the funding and operation of the universal service fund. Senate: Business & Commerce Not again placed on intent calendar
SB 590 77-0 (2001) Author: Jackson, Mike Relating to electric utility service to tenants of marinas; providing penalties. House: State Affairs
Senate: Business & Commerce
Referred to State Affairs
SB 657 77-0 (2001) Author: Barrientos, Gonzalo Relating to telephone solicitation; providing penalties. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SB 1116 77-0 (2001) Author: Armbrister, Kenneth Relating to the responsibility for and allocation of renewable energy resources by a generation and transmission electric cooperative. House: State Affairs
Senate: Business & Commerce
Left pending in committee
SB 1185 77-0 (2001) Author: Whitmire, John
Sponsor: Dukes, Dawnna
Relating to the construction of certain telecommunications facilities. House: Land & Resource Management
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective on 9/1/01
SB 1783 77-0 (2001) Author: Sibley, David | et. al.
Sponsor: Wolens, Steven | et. al.
Relating to enhanced availability of advanced telecommunications service. House: State Affairs
Senate: Business & Commerce
House appoints conferees-reported
HB 526 76-0 (1999) Author: Chisum, Warren Relating to the restructuring of the electric industry and to the continuation of the Public Utility Commission of Texas and the Office of Public Utility Counsel. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 537 76-0 (1999) Author: Danburg, Debra | et. al.
Sponsor: Barrientos, Gonzalo
Relating to telephone solicitation; providing penalties. House: Business & Industry
Senate: Economic Development
Left pending in committee
HB 552 76-0 (1999) Author: Danburg, Debra Relating to the protection of telecommunications and electric services customers. House: Business & Industry Referred to Business & Industry
HB 603 76-0 (1999) Author: Siebert, Bill | et. al. Relating to the abolition of the Public Utility Commission of Texas and to the transfer of its powers and duties to the Railroad Commission of Texas. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 1730 76-0 (1999) Author: Danburg, Debra Relating to the protection of telecommunications and electric services customers; providing penalties. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 2726 76-0 (1999) Author: Turner, Sylvester Relating to telephone prepaid calling services. House: State Affairs Companion considered in lieu of in committee
HB 2899 76-0 (1999) Author: Counts, David Relating to certificates of convenience and necessity and to the powers of the Public Utility Commission of Texas. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 2910 76-0 (1999) Author: Naishtat, Elliott
Sponsor: Barrientos, Gonzalo
Relating to contracts for special features of the telecommunications relay access service. House: State Affairs
Senate: Economic Development
Testimony taken in committee
HB 3188 76-0 (1999) Author: Longoria, John Relating to monitoring and regulation of electric utilities in the provision of energy efficiency products and services. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 3203 76-0 (1999) Author: Danburg, Debra Relating to limitations placed on utilities with regard to its activities, relationship, and interaction with competitive affiliates. House: State Affairs Reported favorably as substituted
HB 3723 76-0 (1999) Author: Bailey, Kevin Relating to required reporting of certain transactions of certain telecommunications utilities to the Public Utility Commission of Texas. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 3726 76-0 (1999) Author: Bailey, Kevin Relating to customer rights and customer protections to benefit consumers of electric energy. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 3734 76-0 (1999) Author: Longoria, John Relating to affordable electricity and energy efficiency programs for low-income customers. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 3750 76-0 (1999) Author: Puente, Robert Relating to the regulation of telecommunications utilities. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
SB 7 76-0 (1999) Author: Sibley, David | et. al.
Sponsor: Wolens, Steven
Relating to electric utility restructuring and to the powers and duties of the Public Utility Commission of Texas, Office of Public Utility Counsel, and Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission; providing penalties. House: State Affairs
Senate: Electric Utility Restructuring - Special
Effective on 9/1/99
SB 86 76-0 (1999) Author: Nelson, Jane | et. al.
Sponsor: Danburg, Debra
Relating to the protection of telecommunications and electric services customers; providing penalties. House: State Affairs
Senate: Electric Utility Restructuring - Special
Effective in 90 days -- 8/30/99
SB 120 76-0 (1999) Author: Barrientos, Gonzalo | et. al. Relating to telephone solicitation; providing penalties. Senate: Economic Development Co-author authorized
SB 437 76-0 (1999) Author: Nixon, Drew | et. al. Relating to blocking the receipt of certain calls by telephone solicitors. Senate: Economic Development Co-author authorized
SB 1020 76-0 (1999) Author: Shapleigh, Eliot | et. al.
Sponsor: Turner, Sylvester
Relating to telephone prepaid calling services; providing penalties. House: State Affairs
Senate: Economic Development
Effective immediately
SB 1385 76-0 (1999) Author: Shapleigh, Eliot Relating to required reporting of certain transactions of certain telecommunications utilities to the Public Utility Commission of Texas. Senate: Economic Development Referred to Economic Development
SB 1398 76-0 (1999) Author: Haywood, Tom Relating to Internet access in rural areas. Senate: Economic Development Referred to s/c on Tech & Business by Pres.
SB 1459 76-0 (1999) Author: Cain, David Relating to the abolishment of the Public Utility Commission of Texas and the transfer of its powers and duties to the Railroad Commission of Texas. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 2905 75-0 (1997) Author: Wolens, Steven Relating to the powers and duties of the Public Utility Commission of Texas. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
SB 965 75-0 (1997) Author: Armbrister, Kenneth
Sponsor: Wolens, Steven | et. al.
Relating to the powers and duties of the Public Utility Commission of Texas. House: State Affairs
Senate: State Affairs
Point of order sustained
SB 1294 75-0 (1997) Author: Cain, David Relating to telecommunication service certificates issued by the Public Utility Commission and consents, franchises, and permits for access to public rights-of-way for telecommunication purposes issued by municipalities. Senate: Economic Development Referred to Economic Development
SB 1768 75-0 (1997) Author: Cain, David Relating to the abolition of the Public Utility Commission of Texas amd to the transfer of its powers and duties to the Railroad Commission of Texas. Senate: State Affairs Withdrawn from intent calendar
HB 2128 74-0 (1995) Author: Seidlits, Jr., Curtis | et. al.
Sponsor: Sibley, David
Relating to the regulation of telecommunications utilities, to the provision of telecommunications and related services, and to the continuation of the Public Utility Commission of Texas. House: State Affairs
Senate: Economic Development
Effective on 9/1/95
HB 3159 74-0 (1995) Author: Danburg, Debra Relating to continuation, operations, and functions of the Public Utility Commission of Texas and the Office of Public Utility Counsel; providing penalties. House: State Affairs Referred to subcommittee
HB 3164 74-0 (1995) Author: Seidlits, Jr., Curtis
Sponsor: Armbrister, Kenneth
Relating to the continuation, operations, and functions of the Public Utility Commission of Texas and the Office of Public Utility Counsel; providing penalties. House: State Affairs
Senate: State Affairs
Conference committee report filed
SB 319 74-0 (1995) Author: Armbrister, Kenneth | et. al.
Sponsor: Seidlits, Jr., Curtis
Relating to a nonsubstantive recodification of the Public Utility Regulatory Act. House: State Affairs
Senate: State Affairs
Effective immediately
SB 373 74-0 (1995) Author: Armbrister, Kenneth
Sponsor: Seidlits, Jr., Curtis
Relating to the continuation, operations, and functions of the Public Utility Commission of Texas and the Office of Public Utility Counsel; providing penalties. House: State Affairs
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/95
SB 1527 74-0 (1995) Author: Montford, John Relating to administrative hearings for the Public Utility Commission of Texas provided by the State Office of Administrative Hearings. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 142 73-0 (1993) Author: Bailey, Kevin Relating to the authority of the Public Utility Commission of Texas to increase a utility's rates because of a change in tax liability. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 1229 73-0 (1993) Author: Cain, David Relating to continuation, operations, and functions of the Public Utility Commission of Texas and the Office of Public Utility Counsel; providing penalties. House: State Affairs Companion considered in lieu of in committee
HB 1701 73-0 (1993) Author: Wilson, Ron Relating to the number of members of the public utility commission. House: State Affairs No action taken in committee
HB 2754 73-0 (1993) Author: Hirschi, John Relating to electric utility integrated resource planning under the oversight of the Texas Public Utility Commission, and the establishment of targets and timelines for the development of renewable energy as a source of power, and the foundation of a sustainment energy industry in Texas. House: Energy Resources Left pending in committee
SB 498 73-0 (1993) Author: Parker, Carl
Sponsor: Cain, David
Relating to the continuation of the Public Utility Commission of Texas and the Office of Public Utility Counsel. House: State Affairs
Senate: Economic Development
Effective on 9/1/93
HB 67 72-0 (1991) Author: Thompson, Senfronia Relating to the election of the members of the public utility commission. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 227 72-0 (1991) Author: Wilson, Ron Relating to the number of members of the public utility commission. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 315 72-0 (1991) Author: Collazo, Jr., Frank Relating to the election of the members of the public utility commission. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 428 72-0 (1991) Author: Rodriguez, Ciro Relating to the number and selection of members of the public utility commission. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 992 72-0 (1991) Author: Rodriguez, Ciro Relating to a requirement that municipally owned electric utilities report their load forecast, generation and transmission, and other information to the public utility commission. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 1365 72-0 (1991) Author: Laney, James | et. al. Relating to the duty of the Public Utility Commission to audit certain public utilities. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 1977 72-0 (1991) Author: Saunders, Robert | et. al. Relating to the authority of the public utility commission in relation to telephone cooperatives and providers of mobile telephone services. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 2044 72-0 (1991) Author: Seidlits, Jr., Curtis Relating to the regulation by the public utility commission of fuel cost collection by electric utilities. House: State Affairs 1st Printing sent to Calendars
HB 2203 72-0 (1991) Author: Laney, James Relating to the authorization of the Public Utility Commission of Texas to receive and direct the use of private funds. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 2204 72-0 (1991) Author: Laney, James Relating to appeals to the Public Utility Commission of orders and ordinances of municipalities affecting electric utilities and regarding the rates of municipal electric utilities. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
SB 185 72-0 (1991) Author: Lyon, Ted Relating to the regulation by the public utility commission of fuel cost collection by electric utilities. Senate: State Affairs Subcommittee meeting cancelled
SB 718 72-0 (1991) Author: Johnson, Eddie Relating to the staff and powers and duties of the Public Utility Commission of Texas and the Office of Public Utility Counsel. Senate: State Affairs Refer to s/c on Regulatory Agencies by Chair
SB 1111 72-0 (1991) Author: Rosson, Peggy Relating to the establishment and powers and duties of the Texas Public Utility Commission and to the staff and powers and duties of the Office of Public Utility Counsel. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 1439 72-0 (1991) Author: Turner, Jim Relating to the duty of the Public Utility Commission to audit certain public utilites. Senate: State Affairs Refer to s/c on Regulatory Agencies by Chair
SB 26 72-1 (1991) Author: Montford, John | et. al. Relating to the transfer of the functions of the Public Utility Commission of Texas to the Railroad Commission of Texas. Senate: Finance Co-author authorized
HB 5 72-2 (1991) Author: Bailey, Kevin Relating to the authority of the Public Utility Commission of Texas to increase a utility's rates because of a change in tax liability. Filed
HR 48 72-2 (1991) Author: Berlanga, Hugo Encouraging the Public Utility Commission to approve long-term contracts for the provision of natural gas as a fuel for the generation of electricity. House: Energy Referred to Energy
SR 75 72-2 (1991) Author: Dickson, Temple Urging the Public Utility Commission of Texas to approve long-term contracts for the provision of natural gas to be used as fuel for the generation of electricity if an electric utility requests such approval. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 74 71-0 (1989) Author: Collazo, Jr., Frank | et. al. Relating to the election of the members of the public utility commission. House: State Affairs Referred to subcommittee
HB 192 71-0 (1989) Author: Rodriguez, Ciro Relating to the number and selection of members of the public utility commission. House: State Affairs Referred to subcommittee
HB 839 71-0 (1989) Author: Rodriguez, Ciro Relating to a requirement that municipally owned electric utilities report their load forecast, generation and transmission, and other information to the public utility commission. House: State Affairs
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Referred to Intergovernmental Relations
HB 2578 71-0 (1989) Author: Laney, James Relating to required staff positions for the Public Utility Commission of Texas. House: State Affairs Referred to subcommittee
HB 2579 71-0 (1989) Author: Laney, James Relating to funding of audits of utilities conducted on behalf of the Public Utility Commission of Texas. House: State Affairs Referred to subcommittee
HR 62 71-0 (1989) Author: Collazo, Jr., Frank Directing the Public Utility Commission to act promptly on matters of consumer interest. House: State Affairs Withdrawn from schedule
SB 217 71-0 (1989) Author: Lyon, Ted Relating to the regulation by the public utility commission of fuel cost collection by electric utilities. Senate: State Affairs Record vote
SB 283 71-0 (1989) Author: Edwards, Chet Relating to certain costs of interexchange telecommunications proceedings held by the Public Utility Commission of Texas; making an emergency appropriation to the Office of Public Utility Counsel. Senate: Finance Referred to Finance
SB 1454 71-0 (1989) Author: Brown, J.E. Relating to the Public Utility Regulatory Act and access to the transmission system by electric utilities and cooperatives and the authority of the PUC to adopt and enforce rules. Senate: State Affairs Left as pending business in comm.
SB 1578 71-0 (1989) Author: Montford, John Relating to funding of audits of utilities conducted on behalf of the Public Utility Commission of Texas. Senate: State Affairs No action taken in committee
SB 1581 71-0 (1989) Author: Montford, John Relating to required staff positions for the Public Utility Commission of Texas. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 1723 71-0 (1989) Author: Parker, Carl Relating to the application of the Texas Sunset Act to the Public Utility Commission and the Office of Public Utility Counsel. House: State Affairs
Senate: State Affairs
Referred to State Affairs
SR 2 71-0 (1989) Author: Truan, Carlos Directing the Public Utility Commission to act promptly on matters of consumer interest. Senate: State Affairs Adopted as amended
SR 736 71-0 (1989) Author: Edwards, Chet Recognizing that the Public Utility Commission has discretion to award litigation costs to participants before it. Senate: State Affairs Tagged in committee
HB 56 71-6 (1990) Author: Tallas, Jim Relating to the operation and funding of the Public Utility Commission of Texas; making appropriations. House: State Affairs 1st Printing sent to Comm. on Cal.
SB 13 71-6 (1990) Author: Dickson, Temple | et. al.
Sponsor: Rudd, Jim | et. al.
Relating to emergency appropriations to the institutional division of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice and the Public Utility Commission of Texas. House: Appropriations
Senate: Finance
Effective immediately
HB 447 70-0 (1987) Author: Laney, James Relating to certificates of convenience and necessity for new electric transmission facilities. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 448 70-0 (1987) Author: Laney, James Relating to certain contracts between electric utilities and cogenerators or small-power producers. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 586 70-0 (1987) Author: Collazo, Jr., Frank Relating to election of the members of the public utility commission and the regulation of utilities. House: State Affairs Reported from s/c with substitute
HB 676 70-0 (1987) Author: Kubiak, L.B. Relating to certain utility certificates of convenience and necessity. House: State Affairs Coauthor withdrawn
HB 1770 70-0 (1987) Author: Hill, Patricia Relating to the regulation of certain utilities by the public utility commission. House: State Affairs Pending in subcommittee
HB 1798 70-0 (1987) Author: Smith, Terral Relating to the regulation of certain utilities by the public utility commission. House: State Affairs Pending in subcommittee
HB 1822 70-0 (1987) Author: Laney, James Relating to certain communications of members and employees of the public utility commission. House: State Affairs Laid on the table subject to call
HB 2217 70-0 (1987) Author: Hackney, Clint Relating to the financing of certain federal energy conservation programs administered by the Public Utility Commission of Texas; making an appropriation. House: Appropriations Pending in committee
HB 2343 70-0 (1987) Author: Riley, Randall Relating to regulation by the Public Utility Commission of Texas of fuel cost collection by electric utilities. House: State Affairs House passage reported
HB 2374 70-0 (1987) Author: Shaw, Larry Relating to adjustments for public utility revenues in response to demand reduction initiatives. House: State Affairs Pending in subcommittee
HB 2447 70-0 (1987) Author: Laney, James Relating to reviews of the planning and construction of nuclear generating plants by the Public Utility Commission of Texas. House: State Affairs Pending in committee
HB 2483 70-0 (1987) Author: Colbert, Paul Relating to the powers and duties of the Public Utility Commission. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 2497 70-0 (1987) Author: Colbert, Paul Relating to the powers and duties of the Public Utility Commission. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HR 733 70-0 (1987) Author: Earley, Robert Directing the Public Utility Commission to establish an Advisory Committee on Extended Area Service.
SB 142 70-0 (1987) Author: Farabee, Ray
Sponsor: Laney, James
Relating to the duty of the Public Utility Commission of Texas regarding application for certificates of convenience and necessity for new electric transmission facilities. House: State Affairs
Senate: State Affairs
Effective immediately
SB 344 70-0 (1987) Author: Harris, O.H.
Sponsor: Perry, Rick
Relating to the obligations of a gas utility to serve and to maintain the capacity to serve a customer who has chosen to purchase from a competitor. House: Energy
Senate: State Affairs
Effective in 90 days - 8/31/87
SB 444 70-0 (1987) Author: Farabee, Ray
Sponsor: Cain, David
Relating to the regulation of local exchange telecommunications companies; establishing a telecommunications service assistance program and a universal service fund; providing for appropriations. House: State Affairs
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/87
SB 650 70-0 (1987) Author: Parker, Carl Relating to the regulation of certain utilities by the public utility commission. Senate: State Affairs Left as pending business in s/c
SB 744 70-0 (1987) Author: Parmer, Hugh
Sponsor: Danburg, Debra
Relating to cogeneration by state agencies; the creation, composition, powers, funding, and duties of the State Cogeneration Council; the ability of the state agencies to charge for excess cogeneration capacity and energy; and the authority of the Public Utility Commission of Texas to adopt and enforce rules and regulations. House: State Affairs
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/87
SB 850 70-0 (1987) Author: Caperton, Kent Relating to the date of abolishment of the public utility commission under the Texas Sunset Act. Senate: State Affairs Left as pending business in comm.
SB 854 70-0 (1987) Author: Caperton, Kent Relating to certain records and reports of utilities and rate-making or changing procedures. Senate: State Affairs Left as pending business in comm.
SB 953 70-0 (1987) Author: Harris, O.H.
Sponsor: Laney, James
Relating to certain communications of members and employees of the public utility commission. House: State Affairs
Senate: State Affairs
Effective in 90 days - 8/31/87
SB 1221 70-0 (1987) Author: Harris, O.H. Relating to the regulation of certain utilities by the public utility commission. Senate: State Affairs No action taken in committee
SB 1284 70-0 (1987) Author: Farabee, Ray Relating to reviews of the planning and construction of nuclear generating plants by the Public Utility Commission of Texas. Senate: State Affairs Record vote
SB 1494 70-0 (1987) Author: Lyon, Ted Relating to regulation by the Public Utility Commission of Texas of fuel cost collection by electric utilities. Senate: State Affairs Reported favorably w/amendments
HB 139 70-2 (1987) Author: Collazo, Jr., Frank Relating to election of the members of the public utility commission and the regulation of utilities. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 100 69-0 (1985) Author: Hill, Anita Relating to certificates of public convenience and necessity for electric utilities providing retail electric utility service in certain municipalities in which municipally-owned electric utilities provide retail electric utility service; and providing that under such Section 55(d), the Commission shall not extend any electric utility's certificated area beyond the limits of the area certificated to such electric utility on June 17, 1983. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 132 69-0 (1985) Author: Smith, Carlyle Defining unsolicited telephone calls and providing for their regulation; providing for the creation of the Texas Telephone Solicitation Ethics Council and for the appointment of council members; prescribing the duties and powers for the council members and the council and the manner in which the jurisdiction and power conferred herein shall be exercised; and amending all other laws and parts of laws in conflict herewith. House: State Affairs Referred to subcommittee
HB 1978 69-0 (1985) Author: Shaw, Larry Relating to administrative law judges employed by the Public Utility Commission. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 2018 69-0 (1985) Author: Shaw, Larry Relating to electric utility energy efficiency programs and incentives, penalties for new inefficient load, and the authority and duties of the Public Utility Commission of Texas. House: State Affairs Laid on table subj. to call in s/c
HB 2030 69-0 (1985) Author: Kubiak, L.B. Relating to certain utility certificates of convenience and necessity. House: State Affairs Laid on table subj. to call in s/c
HB 2194 69-0 (1985) Author: Perez, Nicolas Relating to the regulation of public utilities, to restructuring of rates for residential customers of certain public utilities, and to the powers and duties of the Public Utility Commission of Texas; defining an offense as a misdemeanor; amending the Public Utility Regulatory Act, as amended (Article 1446c, Vernon's Texas Civil Statutes), by amending Subsection (d), Section 3 and Sections 38 and 45 and adding Section 38A; and amending Article 1438, Revised Statutes. House: State Affairs Laid on table subj. to call in s/c
HB 2215 69-0 (1985) Author: Cain, David Relating to a senior citizen rate for electrical utilities; providing a definition and a penalty. House: State Affairs Laid on table subj. to call in s/c
HB 2224 69-0 (1985) Author: Patrick, Kae Relating to the deadline for certain actions by the public utility commission. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 2314 69-0 (1985) Author: Shaw, Larry Relating to the authority of the Public Utility Commission to adopt rules concerning an apartment house owner's allocation of central system utilities, and to regulate non-submetered mastermeter utilities; and declaring an emergency. House: State Affairs Laid on table subj. to call in s/c
HCR 228 69-0 (1985) Author: Guerrero, Lena
Sponsor: Barrientos, Gonzalo
Granting Korba, Helfert, and Zabel, Inc. permission to sue the state. House: Judicial Affairs
Senate: Jurisprudence
Filed w/o the Governor's signature
SB 860 69-0 (1985) Author: Parmer, Hugh
Sponsor: Shaw, Larry
Relating to electric utility energy efficiency programs and incentives, penalties for new inefficient load, and the authority and duties of the Public Utility Commission of Texas. House: State Affairs
Senate: Natural Resources
1st Printing sent to Comm. on Cal.
SB 977 69-0 (1985) Author: Barrientos, Gonzalo Relating to requiring the public utility commission to promulgate rules and regulations prescribing the form of rate schedules and other records filed by municipally owned electric utilities in certain appeals. Senate: State Affairs Reported favorably w/o amendments
SB 1029 69-0 (1985) Author: Caperton, Kent Relating to a senior citizen rate for electrical utilities; providing a definition and a penalty. Senate: State Affairs No action taken in s/c
SB 1031 69-0 (1985) Author: Caperton, Kent Relating to rate-making proceedings before the Public Utility Commission of Texas, to rate change applications and appeals. Senate: State Affairs No action taken in committee
SB 1038 69-0 (1985) Author: Caperton, Kent Relating to the regulation of public utilities, to restructuring of rates for residential customers of certain public utilities, and to the powers and duties of the Public Utility Commission of Texas; defining an offense as a misdemeanor. Senate: State Affairs No action taken in s/c
SB 1076 69-0 (1985) Author: Parmer, Hugh Relating to administrative law judges employed by the Public Utility Commission. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 1089 69-0 (1985) Author: Brown, J.E. Relating to telephone rates within municipalities served by more than two local exchange utilities. Senate: Economic Development Referred to Economic Development
SB 1165 69-0 (1985) Author: Traeger, John Relating to the deadline for certain actions by the public utility commission. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 1247 69-0 (1985) Author: Leedom, John
Sponsor: Hill, Anita
Relating to provisions applied in recertification of certain areas in a municipality to be served retail electric utility service. House: State Affairs
Senate: State Affairs
Vetoed by the Governor
SCR 85 69-0 (1985) Author: Caperton, Kent Directing the Public Utility Commission to establish appropriate rules and regulations to ensure that ratepayers do not fund or subsidize the competitive ventures of Southwestern Bell Corporation. Senate: State Affairs No action taken in s/c
SCR 164 69-0 (1985) Author: Barrientos, Gonzalo Granting Korba, Helfert and Zabel, Inc. permission to sue the state. Senate: Jurisprudence Received from the Senate
HR 4 69-3 (1986) Author: Dutton, Jr., Harold V. Requesting the Public Utility Commission to conduct a study of state regulation of the cable television industry.
HB 59 68-0 (1983) Author: Cary, Reby Relating to increases in utility rates without public utility commission approval. House: State Affairs Referred to subcommittee
HB 62 68-0 (1983) Author: Cary, Reby Relating to membership of the public utility commission. House: State Affairs Referred to subcommittee
HB 269 68-0 (1983) Author: Criss, Lloyd Relating to construction by a utility. House: State Affairs Referred to subcommittee
HB 806 68-0 (1983) Author: Smith, Carlyle Relating to the continuation of the Public Utility Commission of Texas and the regulation of utilities. House: State Affairs No action taken
HB 869 68-0 (1983) Author: Denton, Betty Relating to intervention by the attorney general in a judicial review of a utility regulation decision. House: State Affairs Referred to subcommittee
HB 887 68-0 (1983) Author: Bomer, Elton Relating to the qualifications, prohibitions, powers and duties, and activities of the Public Utility Commission of Texas and its personnel; providing for funding of the commission and the office of public counsel; expanding the coverage of its regulation of utilities; requiring certain reports and forecasts by utilities and the commission; realting to ratemaking procedures and considerations for determining rates to be allowed or changed by utilities or expanding existing facilities or buidling new facilities; and application of the Texas Sunset Act. House: State Affairs Coauthor authorized
HB 1077 68-0 (1983) Author: Gandy, Charles Relating to exclusion of certain advertising costs from consideration in determining a utility's rates. House: State Affairs Coauthor authorized
HB 1188 68-0 (1983) Author: Hackney, Clint Relating to the regulation of public utilities, to restructuring of rates for residential customers of certain public utilities, and to the powers and duties of the Texas Public Utility Commission; requiring certain follow-up reviews. House: State Affairs Placed on daily General State Calendar
HB 1604 68-0 (1983) Author: Turner, Jim Relating to the composition, selection, powers and duties, and activities of the Public Utility Commission of Texas and its personnel; providing for funding of the commission and the office of public counsel; expanding the coverage of its regulation of utilities; requiring certain reports and forecasts by utilities and the commission; relating to ratemaking procedures by municipalities; providing for hearings and procedures and considerations for determining rates to be allowed or changed by utilities or expanding existing facilities or building new facilities; providing for appeals from railroad commission decisions and application of the Texas Sunset Act. House: State Affairs Referred to subcommittee
HB 1968 68-0 (1983) Author: Thompson, Gary Relating to the continuation of the Public Utility Commission of Texas. House: State Affairs Referred to Committee on State Affairs
HB 1992 68-0 (1983) Author: Pierce, George Relating to the continuation of the public utility commission and the regulation of utilities. House: State Affairs Referred to subcommittee
HB 2144 68-0 (1983) Author: Smith, Ashley Relating to the continuation of the Public Utility Commission of Texas. House: State Affairs Referred to subcommittee
HB 2178 68-0 (1983) Author: Martinez, Roman Relating to the requirement of the use of peak load pricing by electric utilities. House: State Affairs See remarks
HB 2349 68-0 (1983) Author: Moreno, Paul Relating to the composition and election of members of the public utility commission. House: State Affairs See remarks
HCR 148 68-0 (1983) Author: Martinez, Roman Directing the Public Utility Commission to reaffirm the application of rate criteria that consider both capital-cost and fuel-cost savings to the corresponding electric utility in adopting rules governing cogeneration. House: State Affairs See remarks
HJR 107 68-0 (1983) Author: Shaw, Larry Proposing a constitutional amendment to allow the legislature to provide a method to remove members of the Public Utility Commission at a recall election. House: State Affairs See remarks
HR 412 68-0 (1983) Author: Pennington, Randy Requesting the Public Utility Commission to encourage telephone companies that serve a municipality to charge similar rates. House: State Affairs
HR 469 68-0 (1983) Author: Bomer, Elton Suspending the house rules regarding the conference committee consideration of SB232.
SB 5 68-0 (1983) Author: Doggett, Lloyd Relating to the continuation of the Public Utility Commission of Texas, and the regulation of utilities. Senate: State Affairs See remarks
SB 9 68-0 (1983) Author: Mauzy, Oscar Relating to the composition and election of members of the public utility commission. Senate: State Affairs See remarks
SB 232 68-0 (1983) Author: Caperton, Kent
Sponsor: Turner, Jim
Relating to the regulation of utilities and to the continuation of the Public Utility Commission of Texas and to its powers and duties, administration, staff, and funding; relating to the qualifications, powers and duties, and activities of the commission members and employees and personnel during and after the term of service or employment; prohibiting employment of former commission employees under certain circumstances; establishing the Office of Public Utility Counsel and prescribing its powers and duties; providing for a public utility counsel or counsellor and prescribing his or her qualifications, powers, and duties; requiring audits; requiring certain reports and forecasts by utilities and the commission; providing rules and considerations for approval of building new facilities and for fixing or regulating rates to be allowed or changed by utilities; providing for hearings; relating to ratemaking procedures by municipalities and appeals; providing for judicial review of proceedings of the utility commission; adding special policy and provisions as to the authority and power of the commission over telecommunications utilities; reenacting the Public Utility Regulatory Act, as amended; removing the railroad commission and regulation of gas utilities from the coverage of the Act. House: State Affairs
Senate: State Affairs
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SB 260 68-0 (1983) Author: Parmer, Hugh Relating to the regulation of utilities, continuation of the Public Utilities Commission of Texas and election of members. Senate: State Affairs See remarks
SB 401 68-0 (1983) Author: Uribe, Hector Relating to the appointment, confirmation, removal, and terms of the members of the Public Utility Commission. Senate: State Affairs See remarks
SB 535 68-0 (1983) Author: Caperton, Kent Relating to the regulation of public utilities, to restructuring of rates for residential customers of certain public utilities, and to the powers and duties of the Texas Public Utility Commission; requiring certain follow-up reviews. Senate: State Affairs Referred to Committee on State Affairs
SB 548 68-0 (1983) Author: Jones, Grant Relating to the continuation of the Public Utility Commission of Texas. Senate: State Affairs See remarks
SB 1140 68-0 (1983) Author: Brown, J.E.
Sponsor: Fox, Milton E.
Relating to standards for rating energy devices for use in performance rating and certification of the devices and to tax exemption for certain solar energy devices. House: Energy
Senate: Natural Resources
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SB 1243 68-0 (1983) Author: Farabee, Ray Relating to the continuation of the Public Utility Commission of Texas and the regulation of utilities. Senate: State Affairs See remarks
SB 1295 68-0 (1983) Author: Santiesteban, H. Relating to a supplement appropriation to the Public Utility Commission. Senate: Finance Referred to Committee on Finance
SB 1380 68-0 (1983) Author: Parmer, Hugh
Sponsor: Bush, Bob
Relating to electric utility energy efficiency programs and incentives, to the authority and duties of the Public Utility Commission, and to procedures for hearings. House: State Affairs
Senate: Natural Resources
Committee report printed and sent to Committee on Calendars
SCR 105 68-0 (1983) Author: Caperton, Kent Directing the Public Utility Commission to investigate and identify the problems associated with municipal annexation and multiple certification and determine the full extent to which the commission is authorized to resolve the problems; and directing that the Commission report its findings and progress in resolving this matter to the Legislature by January, 1985. Senate: State Affairs Referred to Committee on State Affairs
SCR 126 68-0 (1983) Author: Brown, J.E.
Sponsor: Pennington, Randy
Directing the Public Utility Commission of Texas to study and examine alternatives for resolving the problems resulting from triplicate telephone service in municipalities of 2,000 to 2,500 population. House: State Affairs
Senate: Administration, Special
Signed by the Governor
SCR 138 68-0 (1983) Author: Caperton, Kent Directing the Public Utility Commission to study the cost causation(s)in electrical consumption within and among the residential customer class for each public utility who has filed a rate increase of $10 million or more; directing the Commission to make a report to the Legislature in January, 1985. Senate: Administration, Special Removed from local & uncontested calendar
SR 666 68-0 (1983) Author: Traeger, John Authorizing Conference Committee on S.B. 232 to make certain changes in bill.
SB 6 68-1 (1983) Author: Parmer, Hugh Relating to electric utility energy efficiency programs and incentives, to the authority and duties of the Public Utility Commission, and to procedures for hearings. Senate: State Affairs Referred to Committee on State Affairs
HB 126 68-2 (1984) Author: Wolens, Steven Relating to appropriations to the Public Utility Commission of Texas and to the Office of Public Utility Counsel. House: State Affairs Considered by committee in formal meeting
HCR 22 68-2 (1984) Author: Criss, Lloyd Directing the Public Utility Commission to take immediate action to resolve all pending issues relating to the encouragement of cogenerated capacity. House: State Affairs Referred to Committee on State Affairs
HCR 42 68-2 (1984) Author: Criss, Lloyd Directing the Public Utility Commission to take immediate action to resolve all pending issues relating to the encouragement of cogeneration capacity. House: State Affairs Referred to Committee on State Affairs
SB 39 68-2 (1984) Author: Blake, Roy Relating to appropriations to the Public Utility Commission of Texas and to the Office of Public Utility Counsel. Senate: Finance Received from the Senate
SB 47 68-2 (1984) Author: Caperton, Kent Relating to the reappropriation of funds from the Public Utility Commission to the Office of the Public Utility Counsel. Senate: Finance No action taken
SCR 25 68-2 (1984) Author: Parmer, Hugh Directing the Public Utility Commission to take action to resolve all pending issues relating to the encouragement of small power production, with particular emphasis on renewable forms of energy. Senate: Administration, Special Referred to Committee on Administration
HB 51 67-0 (1981) Author: Polumbo, Anthony Relating to the number of the Public Utility Commissioners. House: State Affairs Referred to Committee on State Affairs
HB 52 67-0 (1981) Author: Green, Gene Relating to the powers of the Public Utility Commission over public utilities within its jurisdiction. House: State Affairs Subcommittee laid on table subject to call
HB 57 67-0 (1981) Author: Polumbo, Anthony Relating to powers of the public utility commission over public utilities within its jurisdiction. House: State Affairs Referred to Committee on State Affairs
HB 234 67-0 (1981) Author: Cary, Reby Relating to membership of the public utility commission. House: State Affairs Referred to Committee on State Affairs
HB 281 67-0 (1981) Author: Sharp, John Relating to public utility commission authority to define the area to be included within a local telephone exchange. House: State Affairs Reported from subcommittee with substitute
HB 545 67-0 (1981) Author: Emmett, Ed Relating to local hearings by the public utility commission. House: State Affairs Referred to Committee on State Affairs
HB 765 67-0 (1981) Author: Nabers, Lynn Relating to prevention of duplication of facilities of retail public utilities. House: State Affairs Referred to subcommittee
HB 768 67-0 (1981) Author: Washington, Craig Relating to jurisdiction of the public utility commission over electric utility rates, operations, and services. House: State Affairs Referred to subcommittee
HB 820 67-0 (1981) Author: Keese, Bill Relating to regulation of solar energy use by the Public Utility Commission of Texas. House: Energy Resources Coauthor authorized
HB 1216 67-0 (1981) Author: Fox, Milton E. Relating to application of the Public Utility Regulatory Act to small power producers and cogenerators of electricity. House: State Affairs Laid on the table subject to call
HB 1280 67-0 (1981) Author: Wallace III, Ralph Relating to the composition and election of members of the public utility commission. House: State Affairs Referred to subcommittee
HB 1315 67-0 (1981) Author: Blythe, W.J. "Bill" Relating to standards for testing solar energy devices. House: Energy Resources Referred to subcommittee
HB 2285 67-0 (1981) Author: Keese, Bill Relating to renewable energy and conservation programs by the public utility commission. House: State Affairs Referred to subcommittee
SB 571 67-0 (1981) Author: Parker, Carl Relating to jurisdiction of the public utility commission over electric utility rates, operations, and services. Senate: Economic Development Referred to subcommittee
SB 601 67-0 (1981) Author: Brown, J.E. Relating to standards for testing solar energy devices. House: Energy Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Referred to Committee on Energy Resources
SB 605 67-0 (1981) Author: Wilson, John
Sponsor: Fox, Milton E.
Relating to application of the Public Utility Regulatory Act to small power producers and cogenerators of electricity and to the elimination of certain utilities from the definition of "utility" or "public utility"; amending the Public Utility Regulatory Act. House: State Affairs
Senate: State Affairs
Effective immediately
SB 661 67-0 (1981) Author: Doggett, Lloyd Relating to application of the Public Utility Regulatory Act to certain energy procedures. Senate: State Affairs Postponed
SB 1001 67-0 (1981) Author: Andujar, Betty Relating to assessments imposed on public utilities under the jurisdiction of the Public Utility Commission. Senate: State Affairs Referred to Committee on State Affairs
SCR 47 67-0 (1981) Author: Brooks, Chet Requesting Public Utility Commission and Railroad Commission to examine use of certain utility rate structures. Senate: Human Resources Reported from committee favorably with amendments
HB 6 67-3 (1982) Author: Wallace III, Ralph Relating to the composition and election of members of the public utility commission. House: State Affairs Referred to Committee on State Affairs
HB 9 67-3 (1982) Author: Keese, Bill Relating to electric utility energy efficiency programs and incentives. House: State Affairs Referred to Committee on State Affairs
HB 578 66-0 (1979) Author: Head, Fred Relating to election of commissioners of the public utility commission. House: State Affairs Coauthor authorized
HB 585 66-0 (1979) Author: Donaldson, Jerry "Nub"
Sponsor: Jones, Gene
Relating to jurisdiction of the Public Utility Commission over electric utility rates, operations, and services. House: State Affairs
Senate: Economic Development
Motion lost to consider on third reading
HB 1240 66-0 (1979) Author: McFarland, Bob Relating to assessments imposed on public utilities under the jurisdiction of the Public Utility Commission; apportioning funds not assessed; requiring the Commission to report to the Legislature. House: State Affairs Considered by subcommittee in formal meeting
HB 1350 66-0 (1979) Author: McFarland, Bob Relating to assessments imposed on public utilities under the jurisdiction of the Public Utility Commission. House: State Affairs Scheduled for future calendar placement
HB 1351 66-0 (1979) Author: McFarland, Bob
Sponsor: Clower, Ron
Relating to certain assessments imposed upon public utilities. House: State Affairs
Senate: State Affairs
Motion lost to suspend reg order (to consider on 2nd reading)
HB 2047 66-0 (1979) Author: Cartwright, Donald Relating to public commission jurisdiction over water utility companies. House: Natural Resources Referred to subcommittee
HB 2066 66-0 (1979) Author: Polumbo, Anthony Relating to powers of the public utility commission over public utilities within its jurisdiction. House: State Affairs Scheduled for future calendar placement
HB 2132 66-0 (1979) Author: Polumbo, Anthony Relating to powers of the Public Utility Commission over public utilities within its jurisdiction. House: State Affairs Placed on daily General State Calendar
HB 2178 66-0 (1979) Author: Atkinson, Hamp Relating to cooperation between the public utility commission and the utility regulatory commissions of other states or the federal government. House: State Affairs Reported from subcommittee favorably without amendments
HCR 53 66-0 (1979) Author: Jackson, Lee Relating to unsolicited commercial telephone calls, automatic telephone dialing-announcing equipment, and the Public Utility Commission. House: Transportation Referred to subcommittee
SB 4 66-0 (1979) Author: Andujar, Betty Relating to assessments imposed on public utilities under the jurisdiction of the Public Utility Commission of Texas; providing for review of assessments in regulation of rates; requiring the commission to report to the legislature. Senate: Human Resources Reported from committee favorably with substitute
SB 38 66-0 (1979) Author: Clower, Ron Relating to assessments imposed on public utilities under the jurisdiction of the Public Utility Commission. Senate: Human Resources Considered by committee in public hearing
SB 346 66-0 (1979) Author: Schwartz, A.R. "Babe" Relating to the transfer to the Public Utility Commission of the Railroad Commission's jurisdiction over gas utilities. Senate: Economic Development Referred to subcommittee
SB 753 66-0 (1979) Author: Clower, Ron Relating to the right of the Public Utility Commission of Texas or the Railroad Commission of Texas to compel obedience. House: State Affairs
Senate: Human Resources
Referred to Subcommittee on Utilities Legislation
SB 914 66-0 (1979) Author: Doggett, Lloyd Relating to the authority to award attorney's fees and other expenses for public participation in certain proceedings before certain agencies or a proceeding for judicial review of an action by certain agencies. Senate: Jurisprudence Referred to Committee on Jurisprudence
SB 935 66-0 (1979) Author: Schwartz, A.R. "Babe" Relating to the authority to award attorney's fees and other expenses for public participation in a proceeding before certain agencies or a proceeding for judicial review of an action by certain agencies. Senate: Jurisprudence Considered by subcommittee in public hearing
SB 1017 66-0 (1979) Author: Howard, Ed
Sponsor: Atkinson, Hamp
Relating to cooperation between the Public Utility Commission of Texas and utility regulatory commissions of other states or the federal government. House: State Affairs
Senate: Human Resources
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SB 1084 66-0 (1979) Author: Clower, Ron Relating to the eligibility of former employees of the Public Utility Commission to hold employment with a utility company or affiliated interest. Senate: Human Resources Removed from local and uncontested calendar
SCR 22 66-0 (1979) Author: Williams, Lindon
Sponsor: Jackson, Lee
Requesting the Public Utility Commission to hold public hearings on the problems resulting from unsolicited commercial telephone calls. House: Transportation
Senate: Human Resources
Signed by the Governor
HB 200 65-0 (1977) Author: Polumbo, Anthony Relating to the jurisdiction of the Public Utility Commission of Texas over contracts between political subdivisions. House: Natural Resources Considered by committee in formal meeting
HB 229 65-0 (1977) Author: Sullivant, Bill
Sponsor: Doggett, Lloyd
Prohibiting telecommunications utilities from charging for and the public utilities commission from approving charges for telephone directory assistance. House: State Affairs Considered by subcommittee in public hearing
HB 362 65-0 (1977) Author: Clark, Jim Relating to the jurisdiction of the Public Utility Commission of Texas over contracts for the sale of water between certain purchasers and political subdivisions. House: Natural Resources Referred to subcommittee
HB 453 65-0 (1977) Author: Vale, Bob Relating to the transfer to the Public Utilities Commission of the Railroad Commission's jurisdiction over gas utilities. House: Energy Resources Referred to Committee on Energy Resources
HB 682 65-0 (1977) Author: Collazo, Jr., Frank Relating to the number of commissioners of the Public Utilities Commission. House: State Affairs Considered by committee in public hearing
HB 784 65-0 (1977) Author: Head, Fred Relating to number and the election of the commissioners of the Public Utilities Commission. House: State Affairs Referred to subcommittee
HB 1215 65-0 (1977) Author: Polumbo, Anthony Relating to the jurisdiction of the Public Utility Commission of Texas over rates under certain contracts for the sale of water. House: Natural Resources Referred to Committee on Natural Resources
HB 1273 65-0 (1977) Author: Green, Gene Relating to jurisdiction of the Public Utilities Commission of Texas over public utilities providing cable television service or community antenna television service. House: State Affairs Referred to Committee on State Affairs
HB 1857 65-0 (1977) Author: Blythe, W.J. "Bill" Relating to the regulation of certain small utilities. House: Natural Resources Referred to Committee on Natural Resources
HB 2098 65-0 (1977) Author: Green, Gene Relating to the authority of the the Public Utility Commission to regulate the form in which tarriffs and rates are filed or changed. House: State Affairs Referred to subcommittee
HCR 27 65-0 (1977) Author: Thompson, Senfronia
Sponsor: Clower, Ron
Requesting Public Utilities Commission to study alternatives to present work rate structure. House: State Affairs
Senate: Natural Resources
Signed by the Governor
SB 3 65-0 (1977) Author: Doggett, Lloyd
Sponsor: Bird, Ronald C.
Prohibiting telecommunications utilities from charging for and the public utilities commission from approving charges for telephone directory assistance. House: State Affairs
Senate: Human Resources
Resumed consideration
SB 174 65-0 (1977) Author: Clower, Ron Relating to regular audits of utility companies under jurisdiction of the Public Utility Commission of Texas or the Texas Railroad Commission. Senate: Natural Resources Referred to Committee on Natural Resources
SB 178 65-0 (1977) Author: Clower, Ron Relating to reports by utility companies to the Public Utility Commission of Texas or the Texas Railroad Commission reflecting local property tax renditions of utility property. Senate: Natural Resources Referred to Committee on Natural Resources
SB 536 65-0 (1977) Author: Aikin, Jr., A.M.
Sponsor: Presnal, Bill
Authorizing the Public Utility Commission to transfer certain appropriations; making a supplemental appropriation. House: Appropriations
Senate: Finance
Effective immediately
SB 880 65-0 (1977) Author: Doggett, Lloyd Relating to the consideration of advertising expenses in setting utility rates. Senate: State Affairs Referred to Committee on State Affairs
SB 935 65-0 (1977) Author: Clower, Ron Relating to the jurisdiction of the Texas Water Rights Commission; amending Section 6.0546, Water Code. Senate: Natural Resources Referred to Subcommittee on Water
SCR 15 65-0 (1977) Author: Clower, Ron Resolved that the Public Utility Commission of Texas is requested to study the feasibility and desirability of a major revision of the utility rate structures presently utilized in this state; consider implementation on a test basis of alternative rate structures; and report its findings. Senate: Natural Resources Referred to Committee on Natural Resources
HB 175 64-0 (1975) Author: Ribak, Abraham D. Relating to the creation, administration, powers, duties, and functions of the Texas Public Utilities Commission. House: State Affairs Considered by subcommittee in formal meeting
HB 433 64-0 (1975) Author: Boone III, Latham Defining public utilities and providing for their regulation; providing for the creation of the Texas Public Utilities Commission and for the election of commissioners and the fixing of their qualifications and compensation; prescribing their duties and powers and the manner in which the jurisdiction and power herein conferred shall be exercised; providing for employees and salaries; providing for regulation of rates and service and division of revenue; providing for hearings and other procedures for regulation; providing for appeals and the procedures in the courts; providing an option for continued regulation by municipalities; defining certain offenses and providing penalties; providing for territories and services. House: State Affairs Considered by subcommittee in formal meeting
HB 819 64-0 (1975) Author: Olson, Jr., Lyndon
Sponsor: Moore, W.T. "Bill"
Defining public utilities and providing for their regulation; providing for the creation of the Texas Public Utility Commission and for the appointment of commissioners and the fixing of their qualifications and compensation; prescribing the duties and powers of the commissioners and the commission and railroad commission and the manner in which the jurisdiction and power conferred herein shall be exercised; providing for employees and the salaries, duties and authority of employees; providing for reporting by public utilities; providing for territories and services; providing for regulation of public utility services and rates; providing for regulation of rates and division of revenue; providing for hearings and other procedures for regulation; defining certain offenses and providing penalties; providing procedures for public utility regulation by municipalities; providing for appeals and other procedures in the courts; providing for financing of commission operations. House: State Affairs
Senate: State Affairs
Effective in 90 days
HB 1080 64-0 (1975) Author: Ragsdale, Paul Relating to the creation, powers, duties, and procedure of the Texas Public Utilities Commission. House: State Affairs Considered by subcommittee in formal meeting
SB 23 64-0 (1975) Author: Clower, Ron Defining public utilities and providing for their regulation; providing for the creation of the Texas Public Utilities Commission and for the election of commissioners and the fixing of their qualifications and compensation; prescribing their duties and powers and the manner in which the jurisdiction and power herein conferred shall be exercised; providing for employees and salaries; providing for regulation of rates and service and division of revenue; providing for hearings and other procedures for regulation; providing for appeals and the procedures in the courts; providing an option for continued regulation by municipalities; defining certain offenses and providing penalties; providing for territories and services. Senate: State Affairs Referred to subcommittee
SB 42 64-0 (1975) Author: Moore, W.T. "Bill" Providing for the regulation of rates, operations, and services provided by public utilities as defined herein; relating to the creation and composition of the Public Utility Commission of Texas; providing for the powers, duties, and respective jurisdiction of such commission, municipalities, and the Railroad Commission of Texas with respect to such regulation; providing procedures for exercising such jurisdiction; prescribing the method of calculating rates and for changing rates; providing for bonds or other financial undertakings pending certain hearings and for refunds in certain cases; requiring certain reports and schedules; providing procedures for handling complaints; providing for hearings and appeals and procedures therefor; providing for appeals to the courts and procedures in the courts; providing for fees for regulation; making certain provisions as to extension of facilities and competition; providing enforcement procedures; providing for civil penalties; making violations of this Act a criminal offense; providing for severability. House: State Affairs
Senate: State Affairs
Referred to subcommittee
SB 91 64-0 (1975) Author: Mengden, Walter Relating to the state and local regulation of public utilities; providing a penalty. Senate: State Affairs Referred to subcommittee
HB 1098 63-0 (1973) Author: Clark, Jim Relating to the creation of the Texas Public Utilities Commission and prescribing their powers, duties, functions, financing, procedures, administration, maintenance, and operation; repealing certain statutes. House: State Affairs Referred to subcommittee
HB 1099 63-0 (1973) Author: Ragsdale, Paul Relating to the creation, powers, duties, and procedure of the Texas Public Utilities Commission. House: State Affairs Referred to subcommittee
SB 150 63-0 (1973) Author: Moore, W.T. "Bill" Defining Public Utilities and providing for their regulation; provided for the creation of the "Public Utility Creation of Texas" and for the appointment of Commissioners and the fixing of their qualifications and compensation; prescribing their duties and powers and the manner in which the jurisdiction and power herein conferred shall be exercised; providing for employees and salaries; providing for hearings and appeals and other procedures for regulation; providing for appeals to the courts and the procedures in the courts; preventing the unnecessary duplication of facilities; providing for the repeal of all laws and parts of laws in conflict herewith. Senate: State Affairs Reported by subcommittee favorably
HB 87 62-0 (1971) Author: Braun, Rex Relating to providing for the regulation of public utilities by the Public Utilities Commission of Texas.
SB 191 62-0 (1971) Author: Moore, W.T. "Bill" Relating to defining Public Utilities, and providing for their regulation.
HB 543 61-0 (1969) Author: Braun, Meyer Gus Rex Relating to providing for the regulation of certain public utilities by the Public Utilities Commission of Texas.
SB 130 61-0 (1969) Author: Wilson, Charles N. "Charlie" Relating to the creation, powers, duties and procedure of the Texas Public Utilities Commission.
SB 164 60-0 (1967) Author: Moore, W.T. "Bill" Relating to defining Public Utilities, and providing for their regulation.
SB 451 59-0 (1965) Author: Moore, W.T. "Bill" Relating to defining Public Utilities and providing for their regulation; providing for the creation of the "Public Utilities Commission of Texas" and for the appointment of Commissioners and the fixing of their qualifications and compensation and prescribing their duties and powers and the manner in which the jurisdiction and power herein conferred shall be exercised.
HB 326 56-0 (1959) Author: Kilgarlin, William Wayne "Bill" | et. al. Relating to creating the Public Utilities Commission of Texas; providing for the regulation of public utilities and their rates for products and services; providing penalties for violations of provisions of this Act.
SB 56 46-0 (1939) Author: Van Zandt, Olan Rogers Relating to defining Public Utilities; creating the Public Utilities Commission of this State; providing penalties for the violation of this Act.

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