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Select bill Bill Session Author & Sponsor Caption Committees Last action
HB 1680 86-0 (2019) Author: Paddie, Chris Relating to the sunset review process and certain governmental entities subject to that process. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 1788 86-0 (2019) Author: Longoria, Oscar Relating to certain required reports received or prepared by state agencies and other governmental entities. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
SB 241 86-0 (2019) Author: Nelson, Jane
Sponsor: Longoria, Oscar
Relating to certain required reports received or prepared by state agencies and other governmental entities. House: State Affairs
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective on 9/1/19
SB 619 86-0 (2019) Author: Birdwell, Brian | et. al.
Sponsor: Paddie, Chris
Relating to the sunset review process and certain governmental entities subject to that process. House: State Affairs
Senate: Natural Resources & Economic Development
Effective immediately
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 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 3382 83-0 (2013) Author: Hilderbran, Harvey Relating to powers and duties of the Office of Public Utility Counsel to represent residential and small commercial consumers in certain water or sewer utility service matters before the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality. House: 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 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 1164 83-0 (2013) Author: Nichols, Robert | et. al. Relating to powers and duties of the Office of Public Utility Counsel to represent residential and small commercial consumers in certain water or sewer utility service matters before the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality. Senate: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
HB 1968 82-0 (2011) Author: Chisum, Warren Relating to regulation of gas pipelines; providing penalties. House: Energy Resources Left pending in committee
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 2715 82-0 (2011) Author: Turner, Sylvester Relating to the continuation of and powers and duties of the Office of Public Utility Counsel to represent residential and small commercial utility consumers. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
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 3754 82-0 (2011) Author: Hilderbran, Harvey
Sponsor: Duncan, Robert
Relating to powers and duties of the Office of Public Utility Counsel to represent residential and small commercial consumers in certain water or sewer utility service matters before the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality. House: State Affairs
Senate: Natural Resources
Considered in public hearing
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 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 1135 82-0 (2011) Author: Hegar, Glenn Relating to regulation of gas pipelines; providing penalties. Senate: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
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
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 3838 81-0 (2009) Author: Hilderbran, Harvey | et. al.
Sponsor: Wentworth, Jeff
Relating to powers and duties of the Office of Public Utility Counsel to represent residential and small commercial consumers in certain water or sewer utility service matters before the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality. House: State Affairs
Senate: Natural Resources
Left pending in committee
HB 1695 80-0 (2007) Author: Hilderbran, Harvey Relating to the powers and duties of the Office of Public Utility Counsel. House: Environmental Regulation Committee report sent to Calendars
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 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
HR 2280 79-0 (2005) Author: Solomons, Burt Suspending limitations on conference committee jurisdiction, H.B. No. 1116. Reported enrolled
SB 409 79-0 (2005) Author: Nelson, Jane
Sponsor: King, Phil
Relating to the continuation and functions of the Office of Public Utility Counsel. House: Regulated Industries
Senate: Government Organization
Effective on 9/1/05
SR 1099 79-0 (2005) Author: Nelson, Jane Suspending limitations on conference committee jurisdiction, H.B. No. 1116. Reported enrolled
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
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 662 77-0 (2001) Author: Van de Putte, Leticia Relating to combining the office of public insurance counsel, the Office of Public Utility Counsel, and the office of public interest counsel of the Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission into a single independent office of public interest counsel; providing a penalty. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
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 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
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
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
SB 158 72-0 (1991) Author: Carriker, Steven | et. al. Relating to the operation and funding, including fees and appropriations, of the Office of Public Utility Counsel. Senate: State Affairs Co-author authorized
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 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 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
SB 852 70-0 (1987) Author: Caperton, Kent Relating to the chief engineer, director of research, and general counsel of the public utility commission. Senate: State Affairs Left as pending business in comm.
HB 1542 69-0 (1985) Author: Carriker, Steve Relating to the funding and operation of the Office of Public Utility Council. House: Appropriations Referred to Appropriations
HB 270 68-0 (1983) Author: Criss, Lloyd Relating to the creation, duties, and powers of a Department of Public Utility Counsel and the Residential Consumer Advisory Committee. House: State Affairs Referred to subcommittee
HB 2155 68-0 (1983) Author: Turner, Jim Providing for the establishment, powers and duties, and financing of the office of consumer counsel, a public utility counselor, and an advisory board for the benefit of residential and small commercial consumers. House: State Affairs Referred to subcommittee
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
Effective on . . . . . . . . . .
SB 577 68-0 (1983) Author: Caperton, Kent Providing for the establishment, powers and duties, and financing of the office of consumer counsel, a public utility counselor, and an advisory board for the benefit of residential and small commercial consumers. Senate: State Affairs See remarks
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
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
HB 1279 67-0 (1981) Author: Green, Gene Relating to the creation, duties, and powers of a Department of Public Utility Counsel. House: State Affairs Referred to Committee on State Affairs
SB 35 67-0 (1981) Author: Doggett, Lloyd Relating to the creation, duties, and powers of a Department of Public Utility Counsel. Senate: State Affairs Referred to subcommittee
SB 911 66-0 (1979) Author: Doggett, Lloyd Creating the Department of Public Utility Counsel to represent residential utility consumers. Senate: Human Resources Reported from committee favorably without amendments

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