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HB 52 85-0 (2017) Author: Metcalf, Will | et. al. Relating to the enforcement of state and federal laws governing immigration and the duties of law enforcement agencies concerning arrested persons and certain persons lawfully detained. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 110 85-0 (2017) Author: Krause, Matt | et. al. Relating to the enforcement of certain federal laws regulating firearms, firearm accessories, and firearm ammunition within the State of Texas. House: State & Federal Power & Responsibility, Select Referred to State & Federal Power & Responsibility, Select
HB 135 85-0 (2017) Author: Krause, Matt | et. al. Relating to reporting by political subdivisions regarding the receipt or expenditure of federal funds. House: Appropriations Referred to Appropriations
HB 149 85-0 (2017) Author: Simmons, Ron | et. al. Relating to the enforcement by certain governmental entities of state and federal laws governing immigration. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 174 85-0 (2017) Author: Lucio III, Eddie | et. al. Relating to the authority of the Texas Water Development Board to provide financial assistance to political subdivisions for water supply projects. House: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
HB 212 85-0 (2017) Author: Springer, Drew | et. al. Relating to elections for the authorization of certain political subdivisions to issue bonds. House: Elections Referred to Elections
HB 234 85-0 (2017) Author: Anchia, Rafael Relating to wrongful exclusion of handgun license holders from property owned by or leased to a governmental entity and to certain offenses relating to the carrying of handguns on that property. House: Homeland Security & Public Safety Left pending in committee
HB 328 85-0 (2017) Author: Workman, Paul | et. al. Relating to state and federal laws regarding immigrants or immigration, including the enforcement of those laws by certain governmental entities and the use of consular identity documents for certain purposes. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 451 85-0 (2017) Author: Moody, Joe | et. al.
Sponsor: Creighton, Brandon
Relating to waiver of immunity in certain employment discrimination actions in connection with a workers' compensation claim. House: Business & Industry
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective on 9/1/17
HB 473 85-0 (2017) Author: Moody, Joe | et. al. Relating to the employment of certain peace officers, detention officers, county jailers, or firefighters who are injured in the course and scope of duty. House: Homeland Security & Public Safety
Senate: Business & Commerce
Referred to Business & Commerce
HB 532 85-0 (2017) Author: Schofield, Mike Relating to the authority of a political subdivision to issue debt to purchase or lease tangible personal property. House: Investments & Financial Services Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 544 85-0 (2017) Author: Anderson, Charles "Doc" | et. al.
Sponsor: Hinojosa, Juan
Relating to the use of the rural water assistance fund. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs
Effective immediately
HB 577 85-0 (2017) Author: Workman, Paul | et. al. Relating to the authority of a political subdivision to adopt or enforce certain regulations regarding whether a private employer may obtain or consider an employment applicant's or employee's criminal history record information. House: Business & Industry Placed on General State Calendar
HB 611 85-0 (2017) Author: Leach, Jeff | et. al. Relating to the enforcement by certain governmental entities of state and federal laws governing immigration and to the duties of law enforcement agencies concerning certain arrested persons. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 665 85-0 (2017) Author: Canales, Terry Relating to the requirement that contractors verify compliance with wage payment laws in contracts with public bodies. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 739 85-0 (2017) Author: Shaheen, Matt Relating to ballot propositions authorizing certain political subdivisions to issue bonds. House: Elections Referred to Elections
HB 754 85-0 (2017) Author: Fallon, Pat Relating to the enforcement by certain governmental entities of state and federal laws governing immigration and to the duties of law enforcement agencies concerning certain arrested persons. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 762 85-0 (2017) Author: Shaheen, Matt Relating to the enforcement by certain governmental entities of state and federal laws governing immigration. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 764 85-0 (2017) Author: Shaheen, Matt Relating to civil liability of a local government for failure to comply with an immigration detainer. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 765 85-0 (2017) Author: Shaheen, Matt Relating to requiring political subdivisions to participate in the federal electronic verification of employment authorization program or E-verify. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 797 85-0 (2017) Author: Minjarez, Ina Relating to providing information to the public and to purchasers of real property regarding the impact of military installations. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs Referred to Defense & Veterans' Affairs
HB 889 85-0 (2017) Author: Geren, Charlie | et. al. Relating to the enforcement by certain governmental entities of state and federal laws governing immigration and to the duties of law enforcement agencies concerning certain arrested persons. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 890 85-0 (2017) Author: Geren, Charlie | et. al.
Sponsor: Estes, Craig
Relating to providing information to the public and to purchasers of real property regarding the impact of military installations. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective on 9/1/17
HB 898 85-0 (2017) Author: Workman, Paul Relating to the issuance of local permits by a regulatory agency of a political subdivision. House: Land & Resource Management Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 927 85-0 (2017) Author: White, James | et. al. Relating to the regulation of firearms, air guns, knives, ammunition, and firearm and air gun supplies; imposing a civil penalty. House: Homeland Security & Public Safety Referred to Homeland Security & Public Safety
HB 931 85-0 (2017) Author: Miller, Rick | et. al.
Sponsor: Kolkhorst, Lois
Relating to liability of certain electric utilities that contract with political subdivisions for certain uses of land that the electric utility owns, occupies, or leases. House: State Affairs
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective on 9/1/17
HB 948 85-0 (2017) Author: Tinderholt, Tony | et. al. Relating to prohibiting abortion and recognizing the rights, powers, and privileges of all unborn children at every stage of gestation from fertilization until birth; affecting criminal offenses and penalties. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 997 85-0 (2017) Author: Capriglione, Giovanni Relating to approval and recording requirements for certain conveyances of land owned by political subdivisions to the United States. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 1109 85-0 (2017) Author: Schofield, Mike | et. al. Relating to the enforcement by certain governmental entities of state and federal laws governing immigration. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 1120 85-0 (2017) Author: Springer, Drew Relating to the authority of a political subdivision to issue a building construction permit or final certificate of occupancy for a building or facility required to meet certain accessibility standards; requiring a related study. House: Licensing & Administrative Procedures Placed on General State Calendar
HB 1166 85-0 (2017) Author: Stephenson, Phil | et. al.
Sponsor: Kolkhorst, Lois
Relating to liability of certain electric utilities that allow certain uses of land that the electric utility owns, occupies, or leases. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: Business & Commerce
Vetoed by the Governor
HB 1205 85-0 (2017) Author: White, James Relating to qualifications to serve as a member of the governing body of an open-enrollment charter school or the governing body of a charter holder. House: Public Education Referred to Public Education
HB 1215 85-0 (2017) Author: Johnson, Eric Relating to the inclusion of an incarcerated person in the population data used for redistricting according to the person's last residence before incarceration. House: Redistricting Referred to Redistricting
HB 1271 85-0 (2017) Author: Lang, Mike | et. al. Relating to holding elections on uniform election dates. House: Elections Left pending in committee
HB 1308 85-0 (2017) Author: Holland, Justin | et. al. Relating to the enforcement by certain governmental entities of state and federal laws governing immigration and to the duties of law enforcement agencies concerning certain arrested persons. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 1351 85-0 (2017) Author: Wray, John | et. al. Relating to the prohibition of local motor fuel taxes on compressed natural gas and liquefied natural gas. House: Ways & Means Laid on the table subject to call
HB 1356 85-0 (2017) Author: Goldman, Craig Relating to the notice of intention to issue certificates of obligation. House: Urban Affairs Referred to Urban Affairs
HB 1362 85-0 (2017) Author: Shaheen, Matt | et. al. Relating to state agency and local government regulation of the use of multi-occupancy private spaces. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 1406 85-0 (2017) Author: Blanco, César
Sponsor: Hinojosa, Juan | et. al.
Relating to the authority of the asset management division of the General Land Office to sell real property to a federally recognized Indian tribe. House: Land & Resource Management
Senate: Natural Resources & Economic Development
Vetoed by the Governor
HB 1449 85-0 (2017) Author: Simmons, Ron | et. al.
Sponsor: Nelson, Jane | et. al.
Relating to prohibiting local governments from imposing certain fees on new construction. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective immediately
HB 1530 85-0 (2017) Author: Workman, Paul Relating to the publication of required notice by a political subdivision in media other than a newspaper. House: Government Transparency & Operation Comm. report sent to Local & Consent Calendar
HB 1541 85-0 (2017) Author: Shaheen, Matt | et. al. Relating to the posting of required notice by a political subdivision on Internet websites. House: Government Transparency & Operation Referred to Government Transparency & Operation
HB 1572 85-0 (2017) Author: Workman, Paul Relating to a residential property owner's right to remove a tree or vegetation that the owner believes poses a fire risk. House: Business & Industry Placed on General State Calendar
HB 1596 85-0 (2017) Author: Lozano, J. M. Relating to itemizing certain public notice expenditures in political subdivision budgets. House: Government Transparency & Operation Laid on the table subject to call
HB 1658 85-0 (2017) Author: Phelan, Dade Relating to required disclosures in ballot proposition language authorizing political subdivisions to issue bonds or impose or change a tax. House: Elections Left pending in committee
HB 1689 85-0 (2017) Author: Burrows, Dustin | et. al.
Sponsor: Perry, Charles
Relating to liability of certain governmental entities in certain workers' compensation actions. House: Business & Industry
Senate: Business & Commerce
Left pending in committee
HB 1704 85-0 (2017) Author: Kuempel, John | et. al.
Sponsor: Huffman, Joan
Relating to the award of court costs and attorney's fees in actions to determine the applicability of certain local government regulations. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: State Affairs
Effective immediately
HB 1773 85-0 (2017) Author: Swanson, Valoree Relating to an election authorizing the issuance of bonds or an increase in taxes by a political subdivision. House: Elections Referred to Elections
HB 1930 85-0 (2017) Author: Frullo, John
Sponsor: Perry, Charles
Relating to financial accounting and reporting requirements for this state and political subdivisions of this state. House: Government Transparency & Operation
Senate: State Affairs
Effective immediately
HB 1936 85-0 (2017) Author: Springer, Drew | et. al. Relating to prohibiting certain transactions between a governmental entity and an abortion provider or affiliate of the provider. House: State Affairs Placed on General State Calendar
HB 2057 85-0 (2017) Author: Oliveira, René Relating to liability of certain political subdivisions in certain workers' compensation actions. House: Business & Industry
Senate: Business & Commerce
Referred to Business & Commerce
HB 2166 85-0 (2017) Author: Isaac, Jason Relating to Texas Commission of Licensing and Regulation rules on fees for nonconsent vehicle tows and a study on those fees. House: Licensing & Administrative Procedures Referred to Licensing & Administrative Procedures
HB 2240 85-0 (2017) Author: Lucio III, Eddie Relating to a requirement that certain recipients of financial assistance from the Texas Water Development Board adopt certain restrictions on water use by their customers. House: Natural Resources Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 2317 85-0 (2017) Author: Metcalf, Will Relating to access to criminal history record information by an emergency communication district. House: Homeland Security & Public Safety Returned to Local & Consent Calendars Comm.
HB 2434 85-0 (2017) Author: Flynn, Dan | et. al. Relating to requiring certain public retirement systems to take certain actions or implement certain plans designed to achieve actuarial soundness. House: Pensions Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 2486 85-0 (2017) Author: Stucky, Lynn | et. al.
Sponsor: Menéndez, José
Relating to restoration of the position of public employees when relieved of duty from the Texas military forces or a similar unit. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs
Senate: Veteran Affairs & Border Security
Effective immediately
HB 2535 85-0 (2017) Author: Zedler, Bill Relating to the ownership and local regulation of trees and timber. House: Urban Affairs Referred to Urban Affairs
HB 2553 85-0 (2017) Author: Shaheen, Matt Relating to the disclosure of public money spent by certain political subdivisions for lobbying activities in a comprehensive annual financial report. House: General Investigating & Ethics Referred to General Investigating & Ethics
HB 2611 85-0 (2017) Author: VanDeaver, Gary | et. al. Relating to broker agreements for the sale of real property by school districts. House: Public Education
Senate: Education
Referred to Education
HB 2667 85-0 (2017) Author: Lucio III, Eddie Relating to the provision of telecommunications services through statewide technology centers. House: Government Transparency & Operation Left pending in committee
HB 2672 85-0 (2017) Author: Collier, Nicole Relating to the relationship between public employers and fire and police employees. House: Urban Affairs Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 2714 85-0 (2017) Author: Bohac, Dwayne Relating to the exemption from ad valorem taxation of leased motor vehicles that are not held primarily for the production of income by the lessee. House: Ways & Means Placed on General State Calendar
HB 2725 85-0 (2017) Author: González, Mary
Sponsor: Rodríguez, José
Relating to the composition of the board of directors of a stormwater control and recapture planning authority in certain counties. House: County Affairs
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Effective immediately
HB 2758 85-0 (2017) Author: Geren, Charlie Relating to the regulation of seed by a political subdivision. House: Agriculture & Livestock Companion considered in lieu of in committee
HB 2789 85-0 (2017) Author: White, James | et. al. Relating to the creation of a study group to study state unfunded mandates that affect counties. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 2899 85-0 (2017) Author: Simmons, Ron | et. al. Relating to the regulation of discrimination by political subdivisions. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 2985 85-0 (2017) Author: Phillips, Larry
Sponsor: Hall, Bob
Relating to the type of newspaper required for notice by publication in certain counties. House: Government Transparency & Operation
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Effective on 9/1/17
HB 3006 85-0 (2017) Author: Swanson, Valoree | et. al. Relating to authorizing the provision of temporary secure storage for weapons at certain public buildings; authorizing fees. House: Homeland Security & Public Safety Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 3007 85-0 (2017) Author: Swanson, Valoree Relating to temporary secure storage of weapons at public buildings; authorizing a fee. House: Homeland Security & Public Safety Referred to Homeland Security & Public Safety
HB 3033 85-0 (2017) Author: Blanco, César Relating to hiring and licensing certain veterans as peace officers. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 3178 85-0 (2017) Author: Anchia, Rafael
Sponsor: Huffines, Don
Relating to the use of a broker for the sale or lease of real property by the Dallas County Hospital District. House: Urban Affairs
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Effective immediately
HB 3193 85-0 (2017) Author: Alvarado, Carol | et. al.
Sponsor: Lucio, Jr., Eddie
Relating to the relationship between public employers and fire and police employees. House: Urban Affairs
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Placed on intent calendar
HB 3238 85-0 (2017) Author: Nevárez, Poncho | et. al. Relating to the regulation of unmanned aircrafts by political subdivisions. House: Transportation Placed on General State Calendar
HB 3271 85-0 (2017) Author: Shaheen, Matt Relating to the right of certain public officers to access public information, documents, records, and property. House: General Investigating & Ethics Referred to General Investigating & Ethics
HB 3320 85-0 (2017) Author: Frank, James Relating to financial accounting and reporting requirements for this state and political subdivisions of this state. House: Government Transparency & Operation Referred to Government Transparency & Operation
HB 3326 85-0 (2017) Author: Huberty, Dan Relating to job order contracting by governmental entities. House: Government Transparency & Operation Referred to Government Transparency & Operation
HB 3335 85-0 (2017) Author: Murphy, Jim | et. al. Relating to the notice required before the issuance of certain debt obligations by political subdivisions. House: Elections Placed on General State Calendar
HB 3336 85-0 (2017) Author: Murphy, Jim Relating to general obligation bonds issued by political subdivisions. House: Investments & Financial Services Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 3339 85-0 (2017) Author: Alonzo, Roberto Relating to removal of political advertising signs placed in a municipality; creating a criminal offense. House: Urban Affairs Referred to Urban Affairs
HB 3506 85-0 (2017) Author: Cyrier, John Relating to the authority of a political subdivision to adopt or enforce a requirement that a builder or contractor obtain a license or other similar certification from the political subdivision. House: Urban Affairs Placed on General State Calendar
HB 3545 85-0 (2017) Author: Fallon, Pat Relating to holding elections on uniform election dates. House: Elections Referred to Elections
HB 3553 85-0 (2017) Author: Swanson, Valoree Relating to prohibited requests for or disclosures of information regarding certain child-care facility license holders' ownership, possession, use, or storage of a firearm or other weapon; creating a criminal offense. House: Human Services Referred to Human Services
HB 3571 85-0 (2017) Author: Oliverson, Tom | et. al. Relating to civil actions based on and local governmental punishment of a person's refusal to violate the person's sincerely held religious belief. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 3582 85-0 (2017) Author: Paddie, Chris
Sponsor: Buckingham, Dawn | et. al.
Relating to agriculture, including the regulation of seed by a political subdivision and the abolition of certain entities associated with the Department of Agriculture. House: Agriculture & Livestock
Senate: Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs
Committee report printed and distributed
HB 3611 85-0 (2017) Author: Lucio III, Eddie Relating to the termination of the entitlement of the state, a county, and certain municipalities to a share of a bingo prize fee collected in counties where certain illegal gambling occurs to the detriment of charitable bingo. House: Licensing & Administrative Procedures Placed on General State Calendar
HB 3701 85-0 (2017) Author: Goldman, Craig | et. al. Relating to the notification requirements regarding certain proposed regulations and structures in an area near a military facility. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 3724 85-0 (2017) Author: Miller, Rick Relating to liability of certain electric utilities that allow certain uses of land that the electric utility owns, occupies, or leases. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 3782 85-0 (2017) Author: Lozano, J. M. Relating to prohibiting a political subdivision from placing restrictions on loans secured by personal property. Filed
HB 3906 85-0 (2017) Author: Frullo, John Relating to the declaration of a local state of disaster. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs Comm. report sent to Local & Consent Calendar
HB 3929 85-0 (2017) Author: Lucio III, Eddie Relating to the employment of certain persons with disabilities. House: Economic & Small Business Development Referred to Economic & Small Business Development
HB 3956 85-0 (2017) Author: Geren, Charlie | et. al. Relating to a privilege from disclosure to governmental units for certain evidence concerning sermons delivered by a religious leader. House: State Affairs Laid on the table subject to call
HB 3957 85-0 (2017) Author: Stickland, Jonathan Relating to reimbursement of costs incurred by political subdivisions for emergency services provided on toll projects operated by private entities. House: Transportation Referred to Transportation
HB 3994 85-0 (2017) Author: Fallon, Pat Relating to jointly held elections for political subdivisions. House: Elections Referred to Elections
HB 4049 85-0 (2017) Author: Turner, Chris | et. al. Relating to establishing an intergovernmental development corporation in certain counties to foster minority- or women-owned construction businesses. House: County Affairs Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 4097 85-0 (2017) Author: Cain, Briscoe Relating to prohibition of certain regulations by a county, municipality, or other political subdivision. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 4230 85-0 (2017) Author: Wu, Gene Relating to the authority of the Texas Water Development Board to provide financial assistance to political subdivisions for flood control or mitigation projects. House: Natural Resources Left pending in committee
HB 4304 85-0 (2017) Author: Workman, Paul Relating to restrictions on habitat conservation plans in Travis County. House: Culture, Recreation & Tourism Referred to Culture, Recreation & Tourism
HCR 143 85-0 (2017) Author: Lozano, J. M.
Sponsor: Burton, Konni
Recalling S.B. No. 622 from the governor for clerical actions. Signed by the Governor
HJR 96 85-0 (2017) Author: Button, Angie Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to permit one or more political subdivisions of this state to exempt from ad valorem taxation a person's inventory held for sale at retail. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HJR 116 85-0 (2017) Author: Thierry, Shawn Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the governing body of a political subdivision to limit the total amount of ad valorem taxes that may be imposed by the political subdivision on the residence homestead of certain lower-income individuals. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
SB 4 85-0 (2017) Author: Perry, Charles | et. al.
Sponsor: Geren, Charlie | et. al.
Relating to the enforcement by campus police departments and certain local governmental entities of state and federal laws governing immigration and to related duties and liability of certain persons in the criminal justice system; providing a civil penalty; creating a criminal offense. House: State Affairs
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/17
SB 6 85-0 (2017) Author: Kolkhorst, Lois | et. al. Relating to regulations and policies for entering or using a bathroom or changing facility; authorizing a civil penalty. Senate: State Affairs Received from the Senate
SB 24 85-0 (2017) Author: Huffman, Joan | et. al.
Sponsor: Geren, Charlie | et. al.
Relating to a privilege from disclosure to governmental units for certain evidence concerning sermons delivered by a religious leader. House: State Affairs
Senate: State Affairs
Effective immediately
SB 89 85-0 (2017) Author: Hall, Bob Relating to the execution or enforcement of federal laws that violate the Bill of Rights of the Texas Constitution. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 92 85-0 (2017) Author: Hall, Bob Relating to prohibition of certain regulations by a county, municipality, or other political subdivision. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SB 110 85-0 (2017) Author: Huffines, Don Relating to term limits for elected officers of political subdivisions. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 200 85-0 (2017) Author: Campbell, Donna
Sponsor: Elkins, Gary | et. al.
Relating to public access to boundary, financial, and tax rate information of certain political subdivisions. House: Government Transparency & Operation
Senate: Finance
Committee report sent to Calendars
SB 201 85-0 (2017) Author: Campbell, Donna Relating to ballot propositions authorizing certain political subdivisions to issue debt obligations. Senate: Intergovernmental Relations Referred to Intergovernmental Relations
SB 241 85-0 (2017) Author: Burton, Konni Relating to the use by a political subdivision of public money for lobbying activities. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 245 85-0 (2017) Author: Burton, Konni Relating to voter information provided by political subdivisions before an election to authorize the issuance of bonds. Senate: Intergovernmental Relations Referred to Intergovernmental Relations
SB 295 85-0 (2017) Author: Hinojosa, Juan
Sponsor: Flynn, Dan
Relating to the issuance of certain capital appreciation bonds by political subdivisions. House: Investments & Financial Services
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Effective on 9/1/17
SB 385 85-0 (2017) Author: Burton, Konni Relating to voter approval of local acceptance and use of federal funds for commuter rail projects. Senate: Transportation Not again placed on intent calendar
SB 386 85-0 (2017) Author: Burton, Konni Relating to the use of federal funds by political subdivisions for payment of the political subdivision's debt obligations. Senate: Intergovernmental Relations Referred to Intergovernmental Relations
SB 387 85-0 (2017) Author: Burton, Konni Relating to the use of certain unspent bond proceeds and voter approval of certain political subdivision actions, including the issuance of certain bonds and the use of certain unspent bond proceeds. Senate: Intergovernmental Relations Referred to Intergovernmental Relations
SB 445 85-0 (2017) Author: Burton, Konni | et. al. Relating to the authorization and reporting of expenditures for lobbying activities by certain political subdivisions and other public entities. House: General Investigating & Ethics
Senate: State Affairs
Referred to General Investigating & Ethics
SB 446 85-0 (2017) Author: Burton, Konni Relating to the acceptance or expenditure of federal funds by a political subdivision. Senate: Finance Left pending in committee
SB 460 85-0 (2017) Author: Lucio, Jr., Eddie | et. al.
Sponsor: Murphy, Jim
Relating to general obligation bonds issued by political subdivisions. House: Investments & Financial Services
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Committee report sent to Calendars
SB 461 85-0 (2017) Author: Lucio, Jr., Eddie | et. al.
Sponsor: Murphy, Jim
Relating to the notice required before the issuance of certain debt obligations by political subdivisions. House: Elections
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Committee report sent to Calendars
SB 515 85-0 (2017) Author: Taylor, Van Relating to the right of certain public officers to access public information, documents, records, and property; creating criminal offenses. House: General Investigating & Ethics
Senate: Business & Commerce
Referred to General Investigating & Ethics
SB 548 85-0 (2017) Author: Kolkhorst, Lois Relating to liability of certain electric utilities that allow certain uses of land that the electric utility owns, occupies, or leases. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SB 622 85-0 (2017) Author: Burton, Konni | et. al.
Sponsor: Lozano, J. M.
Relating to itemizing certain public notice expenditures in certain political subdivision budgets. House: Government Transparency & Operation
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Effective immediately
SB 635 85-0 (2017) Author: Huffines, Don
Sponsor: Schofield, Mike
Relating to the award of court costs and attorney's fees in certain actions challenging an order, ordinance, or similar measure of certain political subdivisions or the failure of an officer of certain political subdivisions to perform certain actions. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Committee report sent to Calendars
SB 642 85-0 (2017) Author: Bettencourt, Paul Relating to required disclosures in and to the length of ballot proposition language authorizing political subdivisions to issue bonds or impose or change a tax. Senate: Intergovernmental Relations Referred to Intergovernmental Relations
SB 702 85-0 (2017) Author: Huffines, Don Relating to a minimum voter turnout requirement for an election authorizing the issuance of bonds issued by a political subdivision. Senate: Intergovernmental Relations Not again placed on intent calendar
SB 703 85-0 (2017) Author: Huffines, Don Relating to prohibiting movable early voting polling places. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 753 85-0 (2017) Author: Perry, Charles Relating to financial accounting and reporting requirements for this state and political subdivisions of this state. House: Government Transparency & Operation
Senate: State Affairs
Referred to Government Transparency & Operation
SB 775 85-0 (2017) Author: Estes, Craig Relating to providing information to the public and to purchasers of real property regarding the impact of military installations. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs
Senate: Business & Commerce
Referred to Defense & Veterans' Affairs
SB 782 85-0 (2017) Author: Campbell, Donna | et. al. Relating to the ownership and local regulation of trees and timber. Senate: Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs Co-author authorized
SB 785 85-0 (2017) Author: Hinojosa, Juan Relating to the use of the rural water assistance fund. Senate: Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs Referred to Agriculture, Water, & Rural Affairs
SB 787 85-0 (2017) Author: Huffman, Joan Relating to the award of court costs and attorney's fees in actions to determine the applicability of certain local government regulations. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 852 85-0 (2017) Author: Nelson, Jane Relating to prohibiting local governments from imposing certain fees on new construction. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SB 855 85-0 (2017) Author: Campbell, Donna Relating to prohibiting certain transactions between a governmental entity and an abortion facility or affiliate of the facility. Senate: Health & Human Services Referred to Health & Human Services
SB 877 85-0 (2017) Author: Hancock, Kelly
Sponsor: Oliveira, René
Relating to liability of certain political subdivisions in certain workers' compensation actions. House: Business & Industry
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective on 9/1/17
SB 898 85-0 (2017) Author: Bettencourt, Paul Relating to the ownership and local regulation of trees and timber. Senate: Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs Referred to Agriculture, Water, & Rural Affairs
SB 947 85-0 (2017) Author: Kolkhorst, Lois Relating to liability of certain electric utilities that allow certain uses of land that the electric utility owns, occupies, or leases. Senate: Business & Commerce Committee report printed and distributed
SB 1082 85-0 (2017) Author: Burton, Konni Relating to the ownership and local regulation of trees and timber. Senate: Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs Referred to Agriculture, Water, & Rural Affairs
SB 1109 85-0 (2017) Author: Birdwell, Brian
Sponsor: Burns, DeWayne
Relating to the authority of certain political subdivisions to change the date of the general election for officers. House: Elections
Senate: State Affairs
Effective immediately
SB 1111 85-0 (2017) Author: Rodríguez, José Relating to the employment of certain persons with disabilities. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SB 1120 85-0 (2017) Author: Zaffirini, Judith
Sponsor: Wray, John
Relating to the prohibition of local motor fuel taxes on compressed natural gas and liquefied natural gas. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Finance
Effective immediately
SB 1172 85-0 (2017) Author: Perry, Charles
Sponsor: Geren, Charlie | et. al.
Relating to the regulation of seed by a political subdivision. House: Agriculture & Livestock
Senate: Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs
Effective on 9/1/17
SB 1262 85-0 (2017) Author: Huffman, Joan | et. al. Relating to the authority of a political subdivision to adopt or enforce certain regulations regarding whether a private employer may obtain or consider an employment applicant's or employee's criminal history record information. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SB 1276 85-0 (2017) Author: Campbell, Donna Relating to designation of gender-neutral bathrooms, changing rooms, locker rooms, shower rooms, and similar facilities. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 1290 85-0 (2017) Author: Creighton, Brandon
Sponsor: Metcalf, Will
Relating to access to criminal history record information by an emergency communication district. House: Homeland Security & Public Safety
Senate: Criminal Justice
Effective on 9/1/17
SB 1438 85-0 (2017) Author: Zaffirini, Judith Relating to the applicability of certain unfunded mandates on political subdivisions. Senate: Finance Referred to Finance
SB 1544 85-0 (2017) Author: Kolkhorst, Lois
Sponsor: Schubert, Leighton
Relating to financial reporting requirements of regional planning commissions. House: County Affairs
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Committee report sent to Calendars
SB 1733 85-0 (2017) Author: Birdwell, Brian | et. al. Relating to recognition of certain identification documents by governmental officials. House: State Affairs
Senate: Business & Commerce
Referred to State Affairs
SB 1821 85-0 (2017) Author: Burton, Konni Relating to ballot propositions authorizing certain political subdivisions to issue bonds. Senate: Intergovernmental Relations Referred to Intergovernmental Relations
SB 1841 85-0 (2017) Author: Lucio, Jr., Eddie Relating to the provision of telecommunications services through statewide technology centers. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SB 1868 85-0 (2017) Author: Zaffirini, Judith Relating to the requirement of a public hearing on certain applications for a permit to drill an oil or gas well. Senate: Natural Resources & Economic Development Referred to Natural Resources & Economic Development
SB 1897 85-0 (2017) Author: Perry, Charles
Sponsor: Frullo, John
Relating to the declaration of a local state of disaster. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs
Senate: Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs
Placed on General State Calendar
SB 1961 85-0 (2017) Author: Lucio, Jr., Eddie Relating to the relationship between public employers and fire and police employees. Senate: Intergovernmental Relations Referred to Intergovernmental Relations
SB 2044 85-0 (2017) Author: Bettencourt, Paul Relating to the use of tax proceeds for lobbying activities or lobbyists. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 2045 85-0 (2017) Author: Bettencourt, Paul Relating to the reporting by local governmental entities of expenditures for lobbying. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 2091 85-0 (2017) Author: Hall, Bob Relating to an election authorizing the issuance of bonds or an increase in taxes by a political subdivision. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SJR 7 85-0 (2017) Author: Hall, Bob Proposing a constitutional amendment regarding the execution or enforcement of federal laws that violate the Bill of Rights of the Texas Constitution. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SJR 13 85-0 (2017) Author: Huffines, Don Proposing a constitutional amendment requiring a political subdivision of this state to limit the number of terms for which a person may be elected to hold an office of the political subdivision. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 14 85-1 (2017) Author: Springer, Drew | et. al. Relating to prohibiting certain transactions between a governmental entity and an abortion provider or affiliate of the provider. House: State Affairs Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 46 85-1 (2017) Author: Simmons, Ron | et. al. Relating to the regulation of discrimination by political subdivisions. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 53 85-1 (2017) Author: Romero, Ramon | et. al. Relating to the repeal of certain provisions governing state and local enforcement of immigration laws and other provisions related to immigration law. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 70 85-1 (2017) Author: Workman, Paul | et. al. Relating to a property owner's right to remove a tree or vegetation. House: Urban Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 94 85-1 (2017) Author: Rodriguez, Eddie Relating to municipal regulation of property of political subdivisions. Filed
HB 107 85-1 (2017) Author: Cyrier, John Relating to the authority of a political subdivision to adopt or enforce a requirement that a builder or contractor obtain a license or other similar certification from the political subdivision. House: Urban Affairs Referred to Urban Affairs
HB 110 85-1 (2017) Author: Murphy, Jim | et. al. Relating to the notice required before the issuance of certain debt obligations by political subdivisions. House: Elections Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 111 85-1 (2017) Author: Murphy, Jim | et. al. Relating to general obligation bonds issued by political subdivisions. House: Investments & Financial Services Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 163 85-1 (2017) Author: Springer, Drew Relating to prohibiting certain transactions between a governmental entity and an abortion provider or affiliate of the provider. Filed
HB 183 85-1 (2017) Author: Anchia, Rafael Relating to the repeal of certain provisions governing state and local enforcement of immigration laws and other provisions related to immigration law. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 317 85-1 (2017) Author: Uresti, Tomas Relating to the repeal of certain provisions governing state and local enforcement of immigration laws and other provisions related to immigration law. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 336 85-1 (2017) Author: Swanson, Valoree Relating to authorizing the provision of temporary secure storage for weapons at certain public buildings; authorizing fees. House: Homeland Security & Public Safety Referred to Homeland Security & Public Safety
HB 381 85-1 (2017) Author: Shaheen, Matt | et. al. Relating to the regulation of certain facilities of political subdivisions, including public school districts, and open-enrollment charter schools. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HJR 25 85-1 (2017) Author: Shine, Hugh | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the governing body of a political subdivision other than a school district to adopt an exemption from ad valorem taxation of a portion, expressed as a dollar amount, of the market value of an individual's residence homestead and authorizing the legislature to prohibit the governing body of a political subdivision that adopts such an exemption from reducing the amount of or repealing the exemption. House: Ways & Means Left pending in committee
HJR 37 85-1 (2017) Author: Larson, Lyle Proposing a constitutional amendment requiring a political subdivision of this state to limit the number of terms for which a person may be elected to hold an office of the political subdivision. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HJR 40 85-1 (2017) Author: Neave, Victoria Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to limit for a temporary period the total amount of ad valorem taxes that may be imposed by a political subdivision on a residence homestead rendered uninhabitable or unusable as a result of a natural disaster. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
SB 3 85-1 (2017) Author: Kolkhorst, Lois | et. al. Relating to the regulation of certain facilities and activities of political subdivisions, including public school districts, and open-enrollment charter schools. Senate: State Affairs Co-author authorized
SB 4 85-1 (2017) Author: Schwertner, Charles | et. al. Relating to prohibiting certain transactions between a governmental entity and an abortion provider or affiliate of the provider. Senate: Health & Human Services Received from the Senate
SB 14 85-1 (2017) Author: Hall, Bob | et. al. Relating to a property owner's right to remove a tree or vegetation. Senate: Business & Commerce Received from the Senate
SB 23 85-1 (2017) Author: Hall, Bob Relating to prohibition of certain regulations by a county, municipality, or other political subdivision. Filed
SB 42 85-1 (2017) Author: Menéndez, José | et. al. Relating to the repeal of certain provisions governing state and local enforcement of immigration laws and other provisions related to immigration law. Filed
SB 52 85-1 (2017) Author: Huffines, Don Relating to a supermajority requirement for an election authorizing the issuance of bonds issued by a political subdivision. Filed
SB 54 85-1 (2017) Author: Huffines, Don Relating to the award of court costs and attorney's fees in certain actions challenging an order, ordinance, or similar measure of certain political subdivisions or the failure of an officer of certain political subdivisions to perform certain actions. Filed
SB 65 85-1 (2017) Author: Garcia, Sylvia Relating to regulations and policies for entering or using a bathroom or changing facility in buildings operated by certain governmental entities and public schools; authorizing a civil penalty. Filed
SB 77 85-1 (2017) Author: Schwertner, Charles Relating to prohibiting certain transactions between a governmental entity and an abortion provider or affiliate of the provider. Senate: Health & Human Services Left pending in committee
SB 86 85-1 (2017) Author: Campbell, Donna Relating to the local regulation of trees and timber. Filed
SB 91 85-1 (2017) Author: Kolkhorst, Lois Relating to the regulation of certain facilities and activities of political subdivisions, including public school districts, and open-enrollment charter schools. Senate: State Affairs Left pending in committee
SB 109 85-1 (2017) Author: Garcia, Sylvia | et. al. Relating to the repeal of certain provisions governing state and local enforcement of immigration laws and to certain other provisions related to immigration law. Filed
SB 110 85-1 (2017) Author: Garcia, Sylvia | et. al. Relating to the repeal of certain provisions governing state and local enforcement of immigration laws and other provisions related to immigration law. Filed
HB 40 84-0 (2015) Author: Darby, Drew | et. al.
Sponsor: Fraser, Troy
Relating to the exclusive jurisdiction of this state to regulate oil and gas operations in this state and the express preemption of local regulation of those operations. House: Energy Resources
Senate: Natural Resources & Economic Development
Effective immediately
HB 114 84-0 (2015) Author: Flynn, Dan | et. al.
Sponsor: Hinojosa, Juan | et. al.
Relating to the issuance of certain capital appreciation bonds by political subdivisions. House: Investments & Financial Services
Senate: Finance
Effective on 9/1/15
HB 139 84-0 (2015) Author: Stickland, Jonathan Relating to the posting of certain notices for political subdivisions on the comptroller's Internet website. House: Government Transparency & Operation Reported favorably w/o amendment(s)
HB 157 84-0 (2015) Author: Larson, Lyle | et. al.
Sponsor: Eltife, Kevin
Relating to the rates of sales and use taxes imposed by municipalities; authorizing an increase or decrease in the rate of those taxes. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Finance
Effective on 9/1/15
HB 208 84-0 (2015) Author: Leach, Jeff | et. al. Relating to the applicability of project design and construction requirements to economic development corporations created by governmental entities subject to those requirements. House: Government Transparency & Operation Considered in Calendars
HB 270 84-0 (2015) Author: Miles, Borris Relating to the retention of and the required disclosure under the public information law of certain complaints alleging official oppression. House: Homeland Security & Public Safety Left pending in committee
HB 361 84-0 (2015) Author: Springer, Drew Relating to the uniform election date. House: Elections Referred to Elections
HB 685 84-0 (2015) Author: Sheets, Kenneth
Sponsor: Hancock, Kelly
Relating to the production of public information under the public information law. House: Government Transparency & Operation
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective on 9/1/15
HB 737 84-0 (2015) Author: Aycock, Jimmie Don
Sponsor: Fraser, Troy
Relating to the creation of regional emergency communications districts; authorizing the issuance of bonds; authorizing a fee. House: Special Purpose Districts
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Placed on intent calendar
HB 786 84-0 (2015) Author: Walle, Armando | et. al.
Sponsor: Zaffirini, Judith | et. al.
Relating to the right of a public employee to express breast milk in the workplace. House: Business & Industry
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective on 9/1/15
HB 870 84-0 (2015) Author: Smith, Wayne | et. al.
Sponsor: Seliger, Kel
Relating to the investment training requirement for certain local government financial officers. House: Investments & Financial Services
Senate: Education
Effective on 9/1/15
HB 932 84-0 (2015) Author: Murphy, Jim Relating to the evaluation and ranking of similar offers submitted to a governmental entity for certain construction-related contracts. House: Government Transparency & Operation Referred to Government Transparency & Operation
HB 947 84-0 (2015) Author: Workman, Paul Relating to the authority of certain political subdivisions to change the date of their general elections. House: Elections Laid on the table subject to call
HB 995 84-0 (2015) Author: González, Mary
Sponsor: Rodríguez, José
Relating to the establishment of stormwater control and recapture planning authorities in certain counties. House: County Affairs
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Effective immediately
HB 1170 84-0 (2015) Author: Farney, Marsha | et. al.
Sponsor: Lucio, Jr., Eddie
Relating to the applicability to open-enrollment charter schools of certain laws regarding local governments and political subdivisions. House: Public Education
Senate: Education
Effective immediately
HB 1182 84-0 (2015) Author: Shaheen, Matt Relating to ballot propositions authorizing political subdivisions to issue bonds. House: Elections Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 1222 84-0 (2015) Author: Lucio III, Eddie Relating to the authority of the Texas Water Development Board to provide financial assistance to political subdivisions for water supply projects. House: Natural Resources Placed on General State Calendar
HB 1257 84-0 (2015) Author: Shaheen, Matt Relating to the use by a political subdivision of public money for lobbying activities or lobbyists. House: General Investigating & Ethics Left pending in committee
HB 1294 84-0 (2015) Author: Capriglione, Giovanni | et. al. Relating to the disclosure on personal financial statements of certain contracts or subcontracts with governmental entities. House: General Investigating & Ethics
Senate: State Affairs
Referred to State Affairs
HB 1378 84-0 (2015) Author: Flynn, Dan | et. al.
Sponsor: Bettencourt, Paul | et. al.
Relating to the fiscal transparency and accountability of political subdivisions. House: Investments & Financial Services
Senate: Finance
Effective on 1/1/16
HB 1380 84-0 (2015) Author: Flynn, Dan | et. al. Relating to ballot language for certain propositions to approve actions by a county, city, school district, or other special district. House: Elections Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 1381 84-0 (2015) Author: Moody, Joe Relating to the employment of certain peace officers, detention officers, county jailers, or firefighters who are injured in the course and scope of duty. House: Homeland Security & Public Safety Left pending in committee
HB 1399 84-0 (2015) Author: Goldman, Craig Relating to procedures and requirements for the issuance of certificates of obligation. House: Investments & Financial Services Left pending in subcommittee
HB 1406 84-0 (2015) Author: Sheets, Kenneth | et. al. Relating to the liability of a political subdivision of this state for certain claims relating to land acquired by the political subdivision under certain circumstances. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
HB 1442 84-0 (2015) Author: Workman, Paul Relating to a property owner's right to remove a tree or vegetation that the owner believes poses a fire risk. House: Business & Industry Left pending in committee
HB 1472 84-0 (2015) Author: Workman, Paul Relating to the enforcement of requirements for the issuance of local permits by regulatory agencies of political subdivisions. House: Land & Resource Management Placed on General State Calendar
HB 1548 84-0 (2015) Author: Harless, Patricia | et. al. Relating to comprehensive reviews of certain special districts. House: Special Purpose Districts Referred to Special Purpose Districts
HB 1553 84-0 (2015) Author: Shaheen, Matt Relating to requiring political subdivisions to participate in the federal electronic verification of employment authorization program or E-verify. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 1554 84-0 (2015) Author: Shaheen, Matt Relating to a report on local government operations prepared by the comptroller. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HB 1556 84-0 (2015) Author: Miller, Rick | et. al. Relating to prohibition of certain regulations by a county, municipality, or other political subdivision. House: Urban Affairs Referred to Urban Affairs
HB 1582 84-0 (2015) Author: Simpson, David Relating to the disclosure of all compensation paid to current or former elected officers. House: General Investigating & Ethics Left pending in committee
HB 1639 84-0 (2015) Author: Farias, Joe | et. al.
Sponsor: Campbell, Donna
Relating to providing information to the public and to purchasers of real property regarding the impact of military installations. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs
Senate: Business & Commerce
Not again placed on intent calendar
HB 1640 84-0 (2015) Author: Farias, Joe | et. al.
Sponsor: Campbell, Donna
Relating to the compatibility of certain defense community regulations and structures with military operations. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs
Senate: Veteran Affairs & Military Installations
Effective on 9/1/15
HB 1647 84-0 (2015) Author: Murphy, Jim Relating to voter information provided by political subdivisions before an election to authorize the issuance of bonds. House: Elections Referred to Elections
HB 1654 84-0 (2015) Author: White, Molly | et. al. Relating to public agreements or contracts related to United Nations Agenda 21. House: International Trade & Intergovernmental Affairs Referred to International Trade & Intergovernmental Affairs
HB 1707 84-0 (2015) Author: Stephenson, Phil | et. al.
Sponsor: Huffman, Joan
Relating to the methods by which a political subdivision may submit contributions to the Texas Emergency Services Retirement System. House: Pensions
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/15
HB 1750 84-0 (2015) Author: Shaheen, Matt Relating to a prohibition on the issuance of certain capital appreciation bonds by local governments. House: Investments & Financial Services Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 1751 84-0 (2015) Author: Simpson, David Relating to the execution or enforcement of federal laws that violate the Bill of Rights of the Texas Constitution. House: State & Federal Power & Responsibility, Select Left pending in committee
HB 1911 84-0 (2015) Author: Leach, Jeff | et. al. Relating to regulation of discrimination by political subdivisions and certain state agencies. House: Urban Affairs Referred to Urban Affairs
HB 1991 84-0 (2015) Author: Blanco, César Relating to qualifying projects for public-private partnerships. House: Economic & Small Business Development Placed on General State Calendar
HB 2001 84-0 (2015) Author: Anderson, Charles "Doc" Relating to interlocal contracts between a governmental entity and a purchasing cooperative. House: Government Transparency & Operation Referred to Government Transparency & Operation
HB 2027 84-0 (2015) Author: Bonnen, Greg | et. al.
Sponsor: Hancock, Kelly | et. al.
Relating to establishing precincts for elections held on a uniform election date by certain political subdivisions. House: Elections
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/15
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 2099 84-0 (2015) Author: Dale, Tony Relating to the issuance of capital appreciation bonds by political subdivisions. House: Investments & Financial Services Left pending in subcommittee
HB 2164 84-0 (2015) Author: White, James Relating to the applicability of certain unfunded mandates on political subdivisions. House: Government Transparency & Operation Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 2184 84-0 (2015) Author: Miller, Rick Relating to liability of certain electric utilities that allow certain uses of land that the electric utility owns, occupies, or leases. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 2310 84-0 (2015) Author: Leach, Jeff Relating to electronic requests made to certain local governments for information under or regarding the open records law. House: Government Transparency & Operation Comm. report sent to Local & Consent Calendar
HB 2316 84-0 (2015) Author: Márquez, Marisa | et. al.
Sponsor: Whitmire, John
Relating to the authority of the asset management division of the General Land Office to sell real property to a federally recognized Indian tribe. House: Land & Resource Management
Senate: Natural Resources & Economic Development
Considered in public hearing
HB 2672 84-0 (2015) Author: Workman, Paul Relating to the powers of a public utility agency; authorizing fees and charges; granting the power of eminent domain. House: Special Purpose Districts Left pending in committee
HB 2690 84-0 (2015) Author: Johnson, Eric Relating to the prevention of overdose deaths by providing a defense for prosecution for certain offenses involving the delivery or possession of controlled substances and other prohibited drugs, substances, or paraphernalia for certain persons who seek medical attention for a suspected opioid overdose, and the prescription, administration, and possession of certain opioid antagonists for the treatment of suspected opioid overdoses. House: Public Health Referred to Public Health
HB 2722 84-0 (2015) Author: Goldman, Craig | et. al. Relating to prohibition of the operation and sale of certain motor vehicles resembling authorized emergency vehicles; creating a criminal offense. House: Transportation
Senate: Transportation
Referred to Transportation
HB 2762 84-0 (2015) Author: Laubenberg, Jodie | et. al. Relating to certain petitions prescribed by law outside the Election Code. House: Elections Placed on General State Calendar
HB 2855 84-0 (2015) Author: Darby, Drew | et. al. Relating to the authority of a political subdivision to prohibit an activity over which the Railroad Commission of Texas has jurisdiction. House: Energy Resources Referred to Energy Resources
HB 2888 84-0 (2015) Author: Lozano, J. M. Relating to the use of a county early voting polling place by a political subdivision. House: Elections No action taken in committee
HB 3044 84-0 (2015) Author: Dale, Tony Relating to the effect of rules and standards adopted by the Railroad Commission of Texas relating to the pipeline industry on ordinances, orders or rules adopted by political subdivisions. House: Energy Resources Referred to Energy Resources
HB 3217 84-0 (2015) Author: Dale, Tony Relating to the authority of a political subdivision to regulate an activity over which the Railroad Commission of Texas has jurisdiction. House: Energy Resources Referred to Energy Resources
HB 3344 84-0 (2015) Author: Schofield, Mike Relating to the authority of a political subdivision to issue debt to purchase or lease tangible personal property. House: Investments & Financial Services Left pending in subcommittee
HB 3357 84-0 (2015) Author: Lucio III, Eddie
Sponsor: Eltife, Kevin
Relating to permitted methods for certain political subdivisions to post notice of a meeting. House: Government Transparency & Operation
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective on 9/1/15
HB 3606 84-0 (2015) Author: Krause, Matt Relating to reporting requirements for receipt or expenditure of federal funds by political subdivisions that receive federal funds. House: State & Federal Power & Responsibility, Select Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 3654 84-0 (2015) Author: Murphy, Jim Relating to the fiscal transparency of political subdivisions. House: Investments & Financial Services Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 3688 84-0 (2015) Author: Frank, James Relating to the process for the selection of construction managers-at-risk used by governmental entities. House: Government Transparency & Operation Referred to Government Transparency & Operation
HB 3809 84-0 (2015) Author: Hernandez, Ana Relating to the regulation of petroleum coke storage and transport. House: Energy Resources Referred to Energy Resources
HB 3871 84-0 (2015) Author: Isaac, Jason Relating to posting of certain financial information of certain political subdivisions on the Internet. House: Government Transparency & Operation Left pending in committee
HB 3876 84-0 (2015) Author: Workman, Paul Relating to the issuance of local permits by a regulatory agency of a political subdivision; limiting the amount of a fee. House: Land & Resource Management Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 3916 84-0 (2015) Author: Stickland, Jonathan Relating to water and electric utility services provided to certain federal agencies. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 3920 84-0 (2015) Author: Guerra, R. D. "Bobby" | et. al.
Sponsor: Hinojosa, Juan
Relating to financing arrangements between political subdivisions and private entities for the implementation of pay for success initiatives. House: Investments & Financial Services
Senate: Business & Commerce
Left pending in committee
HB 4051 84-0 (2015) Author: Fletcher, Allen Relating to the authority of a municipality to adopt requirements for the installation of fire protection sprinkler systems. House: Urban Affairs Referred to Urban Affairs
HB 4052 84-0 (2015) Author: White, James Relating to posting certain economic development agreements on the Internet. House: Economic & Small Business Development Left pending in committee
HB 4053 84-0 (2015) Author: White, James Relating to posting certain comprehensive annual financial reports on the Internet. House: Government Transparency & Operation Left pending in committee
HB 4061 84-0 (2015) Author: White, James Relating to the regulation of firearms, air guns, ammunition, and firearm and air gun supplies; imposing a civil penalty. House: Homeland Security & Public Safety Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 4070 84-0 (2015) Author: Shaheen, Matt Relating to the adoption or enforcement of laws relating to labor by a political subdivision. House: Urban Affairs Referred to Urban Affairs
HJR 17 84-0 (2015) Author: Turner, Sylvester Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the governing body of a political subdivision to adopt a local option residence homestead exemption from ad valorem taxation of a portion, expressed as a dollar amount, of the market value of an individual's residence homestead. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HJR 23 84-0 (2015) Author: Lozano, J. M. Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the governing body of a political subdivision to exempt from ad valorem taxation mineral interests owned by nonprofit corporations organized for the exclusive purpose of generating income for certain charitable nonprofit corporations through the ownership, lease, and management of real property. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HJR 88 84-0 (2015) Author: Guillen, Ryan Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the governing bodies of certain political subdivisions to exempt from ad valorem taxation the real and tangible personal property of businesses during an initial period of operation in this state. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HJR 108 84-0 (2015) Author: Reynolds, Ron | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment prohibiting a county or other political subdivision from eliminating offices or changing district boundaries between the primary and general elections. House: Elections Committee report sent to Calendars
SB 57 84-0 (2015) Author: Nelson, Jane
Sponsor: Simmons, Ron
Relating to information collected by a regional tollway authority, regional mobility authority, regional transportation authority, metropolitan rapid transit authority, or coordinated county transportation authority. House: Transportation
Senate: Transportation
Effective immediately
SB 87 84-0 (2015) Author: Ellis, Rodney Relating to the elimination of smoking in certain workplaces and public places; providing penalties. Senate: Health & Human Services Referred to Health & Human Services
SB 102 84-0 (2015) Author: Hinojosa, Juan | et. al. Relating to ballot propositions authorizing political subdivisions to issue bonds. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 103 84-0 (2015) Author: Hinojosa, Juan | et. al. Relating to a prohibition on the issuance of certain capital appreciation bonds by local governments. Senate: Intergovernmental Relations Left pending in committee
SB 185 84-0 (2015) Author: Perry, Charles | et. al. Relating to the enforcement of state and federal laws governing immigration by certain governmental entities. Senate: Veteran Affairs & Military Installations Not again placed on intent calendar
SB 273 84-0 (2015) Author: Campbell, Donna | et. al.
Sponsor: Guillen, Ryan
Relating to certain offenses relating to carrying concealed handguns on property owned or leased by a governmental entity; providing a civil penalty. House: Homeland Security & Public Safety
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/15
SB 309 84-0 (2015) Author: Campbell, Donna | et. al.
Sponsor: Murphy, Jim | et. al.
Relating to public access to boundary, financial, and tax rate information of certain political subdivisions. House: Government Transparency & Operation
Senate: Finance
Committee report sent to Calendars
SB 310 84-0 (2015) Author: Campbell, Donna | et. al.
Sponsor: Goldman, Craig
Relating to procedures and requirements for the issuance of certificates of obligation. House: Investments & Financial Services
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Committee report sent to Calendars
SB 343 84-0 (2015) Author: Huffines, Don Relating to the conformity of local law with state law. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 360 84-0 (2015) Author: Estes, Craig Relating to regulatory takings. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 399 84-0 (2015) Author: Campbell, Donna Relating to ballot propositions authorizing certain political subdivisions to issue debt obligations. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 445 84-0 (2015) Author: Hall, Bob Relating to public agreements or contracts related to United Nations Agenda 21. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 450 84-0 (2015) Author: Schwertner, Charles
Sponsor: Sheets, Kenneth
Relating to the liability of a political subdivision of this state for certain claims relating to land acquired by the political subdivision under certain circumstances. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/15
SB 506 84-0 (2015) Author: Perry, Charles Relating to the authority of a political subdivision of this state to execute certain contracts for the use or acquisition of personal property. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SB 532 84-0 (2015) Author: Fraser, Troy Relating to the creation of regional emergency communications districts; authorizing the issuance of bonds; authorizing a fee. Senate: Intergovernmental Relations Referred to Intergovernmental Relations
SB 573 84-0 (2015) Author: Campbell, Donna Relating to the issuance of certain capital appreciation bonds by political subdivisions. Senate: Intergovernmental Relations Committee report printed and distributed
SB 598 84-0 (2015) Author: Rodríguez, José Relating to improvements on private property for public private partnerships. Senate: Business & Commerce Left pending in committee
SB 619 84-0 (2015) Author: Burton, Konni Relating to ballot propositions authorizing certain political subdivisions to issue bonds. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 711 84-0 (2015) Author: Burton, Konni Relating to the use by a political subdivision of public money for lobbying activities or lobbyists. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 720 84-0 (2015) Author: Burton, Konni Relating to the authority of a political subdivision to prohibit hydraulic fracturing. Senate: Natural Resources & Economic Development Referred to Natural Resources & Economic Development
SB 733 84-0 (2015) Author: Fraser, Troy
Sponsor: Workman, Paul
Relating to the authority of certain political subdivisions to change the date of their general elections. House: Elections
Senate: State Affairs
Effective immediately
SB 794 84-0 (2015) Author: Hancock, Kelly Relating to the authority of a political subdivision to issue debt to purchase or lease tangible personal property. Senate: Finance Referred to Finance
SB 883 84-0 (2015) Author: Eltife, Kevin Relating to the applicability of certain unfunded mandates on political subdivisions. Senate: Finance Referred to Finance
SB 975 84-0 (2015) Author: Campbell, Donna Relating to the uniform election date. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 1037 84-0 (2015) Author: Rodríguez, José Relating to law enforcement training programs and policies on using appropriate nonlethal force and nonviolent restraint; changing the education requirements for licensure as a peace officer. Senate: Criminal Justice Referred to Criminal Justice
SB 1041 84-0 (2015) Author: Bettencourt, Paul | et. al.
Sponsor: Flynn, Dan
Relating to required disclosures in and to the length of ballot proposition language authorizing political subdivisions to issue bonds or impose or change a tax. House: Elections
Senate: Finance
Committee report sent to Calendars
SB 1042 84-0 (2015) Author: Bettencourt, Paul Relating to fiscal transparency and accountability of certain political subdivisions. Senate: Finance Referred to Finance
SB 1064 84-0 (2015) Author: Garcia, Sylvia Relating to the use by the state or an agency or political subdivision of the state of a same-sex marriage license or similar document for the limited purpose of verifying a person's identity. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 1155 84-0 (2015) Author: Hall, Bob Relating to prohibition of certain regulations by a county, municipality, or other political subdivision. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 1165 84-0 (2015) Author: Fraser, Troy | et. al. Relating to the express preemption of regulation of oil and gas operations and the exclusive jurisdiction of those operations by the state. Senate: Natural Resources & Economic Development Companion document considered in lieu of
SB 1337 84-0 (2015) Author: Perry, Charles
Sponsor: Lucio III, Eddie
Relating to the authority of the Texas Water Development Board to provide financial assistance to political subdivisions for water supply projects. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs
House passage as amended reported
SB 1444 84-0 (2015) Author: Taylor, Larry Relating to liability of certain electric utilities that allow certain uses of land that the electric utility owns, occupies, or leases. Senate: Natural Resources & Economic Development Not again placed on intent calendar
SB 1460 84-0 (2015) Author: Bettencourt, Paul Relating to the evaluation and ranking of similar offers submitted to a governmental entity for certain construction-related contracts. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SB 1567 84-0 (2015) Author: Lucio, Jr., Eddie Relating to the applicability to open-enrollment charter schools of certain laws regarding local governments and political subdivisions. Senate: Education Committee report printed and distributed
SB 1673 84-0 (2015) Author: Huffines, Don Relating to the preemption of a local law by state law. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 1738 84-0 (2015) Author: Hinojosa, Juan | et. al. Relating to the diversion and use of marine seawater, including the development of marine seawater desalination projects, integrated marine seawater desalination and power projects, and facilities for the storage, conveyance, and delivery of desalinated marine seawater. Senate: Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs Not again placed on intent calendar
SB 1785 84-0 (2015) Author: Campbell, Donna Relating to governmental actions affecting the use or value of private property. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 1786 84-0 (2015) Author: Garcia, Sylvia Relating to the regulation of petroleum coke storage and transport. Senate: Natural Resources & Economic Development Referred to Natural Resources & Economic Development
SB 1862 84-0 (2015) Author: Burton, Konni Relating to the use by a political subdivision of public money for lobbying activities or lobbyists; creating a criminal offense. Senate: State Affairs Left pending in committee
SB 2048 84-0 (2015) Author: Huffman, Joan | et. al.
Sponsor: Cook, Byron | et. al.
Relating to a privilege from disclosure to governmental units for certain evidence concerning sermons delivered by a religious leader. House: State Affairs
Senate: State Affairs
Placed on General State Calendar
SJR 20 84-0 (2015) Author: Watson, Kirk
Sponsor: Rodriguez, Eddie
Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the governing body of a political subdivision other than a school district to adopt an exemption from ad valorem taxation of a portion, expressed as a dollar amount, of the market value of an individual's residence homestead and authorizing the legislature to prohibit the governing body of any political subdivision that adopts an exemption from ad valorem taxation of a portion, expressed as a percentage or a dollar amount, of the market value of an individual's residence homestead from reducing the amount of or repealing the exemption. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Finance
Placed on Constitutional Amendments Calendar
HB 14 83-0 (2013) Author: Pitts, Jim | et. al. Relating to the fiscal transparency and accountability of certain entities responsible for public money. House: Appropriations - S/C on Budget Transparency and Reform Returned to committee
HB 59 83-0 (2013) Author: Burnam, Lon | et. al. Relating to participation by political subdivisions in federal healthcare programs. House: Public Health Referred to Public Health
HB 119 83-0 (2013) Author: Larson, Lyle | et. al. Relating to citizenship information reported by persons who receive local or state money to provide services to individuals in this state. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 123 83-0 (2013) Author: Anderson, Charles "Doc" | et. al. Relating to an interlocal contract between a governmental entity and a purchasing cooperative to purchase roofing materials or services. House: Government Efficiency & Reform Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 200 83-0 (2013) Author: Murphy, Jim | et. al.
Sponsor: Ellis, Rodney
Relating to liability of certain electric utilities that allow certain uses of land that the electric utility owns, occupies, or leases. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: State Affairs
Effective immediately
HB 258 83-0 (2013) Author: Murphy, Jim Relating to liability of certain public utilities that allow certain uses of land that the public utility owns, occupies, or leases. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Referred to Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
HB 301 83-0 (2013) Author: Rodriguez, Eddie Relating to manufacturers' inclusion of denatonium benzoate in certain products containing ethylene glycol. House: Public Health Referred to Public Health
HB 334 83-0 (2013) Author: Nevárez, Poncho Relating to the residency requirement for certain elective offices of certain political subdivisions. House: Elections
Senate: State Affairs
Referred to State Affairs
HB 335 83-0 (2013) Author: Stickland, Jonathan | et. al. Relating to the posting of certain notices for political subdivisions on the comptroller's Internet website. House: Technology Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 400 83-0 (2013) Author: Crownover, Myra | et. al. Relating to the elimination of smoking in certain workplaces and public places; providing penalties. House: Public Health Referred to Public Health
HB 483 83-0 (2013) Author: Aycock, Jimmie Don
Sponsor: Fraser, Troy
Relating to a public hearing held on the issue of making a payment in excess of the compensation contracted for by a political subdivision. House: Government Efficiency & Reform
Senate: Open Government
Effective immediately
HB 524 83-0 (2013) Author: Capriglione, Giovanni | et. al. Relating to the disclosure on personal financial statements of certain contracts or subcontracts with governmental entities. House: State Affairs Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 540 83-0 (2013) Author: Alonzo, Roberto | et. al. Relating to regulation of residential tenancies by local governments. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 983 83-0 (2013) Author: Elkins, Gary
Sponsor: Patrick, Dan
Relating to the eligibility of temporary election officers for unemployment compensation. House: Economic & Small Business Development
Senate: Economic Development
Effective on 9/1/13
HB 1030 83-0 (2013) Author: Burnam, Lon | et. al. Relating to the authority of a political subdivision to prohibit the sale of firearms on public property in certain circumstances. House: Homeland Security & Public Safety Left pending in committee
HB 1068 83-0 (2013) Author: Moody, Joe Relating to a study by the Legislative Budget Board of the feasibility of preparing an impact statement regarding the effects of certain proposed legislation on a political subdivision. House: Appropriations - S/C on Budget Transparency and Reform Left pending in subcommittee
HB 1124 83-0 (2013) Author: Workman, Paul | et. al. Relating to the creation of regional emergency communications districts; authorizing the issuance of bonds; authorizing a fee. House: Special Purpose Districts Placed on General State Calendar
HB 1321 83-0 (2013) Author: Murphy, Jim Relating to election procedures for the authorization of certain debt by political subdivisions. House: Elections Referred to Elections
HB 1377 83-0 (2013) Author: Kolkhorst, Lois Relating to the ownership and local regulation of trees and timber. House: Urban Affairs Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 1430 83-0 (2013) Author: Fletcher, Allen Relating to the employment of certain peace officers, detention officers, county jailers, or firefighters who are injured in the course and scope of duty. House: Homeland Security & Public Safety Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 1496 83-0 (2013) Author: Taylor, Van | et. al. Relating to governmental actions affecting private property rights in certain oil and gas wells. House: Land & Resource Management Left pending in committee
HB 1518 83-0 (2013) Author: Sheffield, J. D. | et. al. Relating to use of countywide polling places for certain elections. House: Elections Comm. report sent to Local & Consent Calendar
HB 1650 83-0 (2013) Author: Raymond, Richard Peña Relating to county and municipal land development regulation. House: International Trade & Intergovernmental Affairs
Senate: Administration
Referred to Administration
HB 1697 83-0 (2013) Author: Farrar, Jessica Relating to the employment of certain peace officers, detention officers, county jailers, or firefighters who are injured in the course and scope of duty. House: Homeland Security & Public Safety Left pending in committee
HB 1744 83-0 (2013) Author: Elkins, Gary Relating to authorizing local governments to participate in statewide technology centers. House: Technology Laid on the table subject to call
HB 1794 83-0 (2013) Author: Pitts, Jim Relating to ballot propositions authorizing certain political subdivisions to issue bonds. House: Elections Referred to Elections
HB 1804 83-0 (2013) Author: Callegari, Bill Relating to the authority of political subdivisions to offer certain deferred compensation plans to employees. House: Pensions Laid on the table subject to call
HB 1805 83-0 (2013) Author: Pitts, Jim Relating to the fiscal transparency and accountability of certain entities responsible for public money. House: Appropriations - S/C on Budget Transparency and Reform Left pending in subcommittee
HB 1858 83-0 (2013) Author: Workman, Paul | et. al. Relating to a property owner's right to remove a tree or vegetation that the owner believes poses a fire risk. House: Business & Industry Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 1958 83-0 (2013) Author: Turner, Sylvester | et. al. Relating to voting by voters unable to enter a polling place. House: Elections Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 1977 83-0 (2013) Author: Kuempel, John | et. al. Relating to construction manager-agents and managers-at-risk used by governmental entities. House: Government Efficiency & Reform Left pending in committee
HB 1983 83-0 (2013) Author: Murphy, Jim Relating to the fiscal transparency of certain entities responsible for public money. House: Appropriations Referred to Appropriations
HB 1986 83-0 (2013) Author: Perry, Charles Relating to the effect of rules and standards adopted by the Railroad Commission of Texas relating to the liquefied petroleum gas industry on ordinances, orders, or rules adopted by political subdivisions relating to that industry. House: Energy Resources Left pending in committee
HB 2064 83-0 (2013) Author: Gooden, Lance Relating to an unsworn declaration made by an employee of a state agency or political subdivision or a private process server in the performance of the employee's or server's job duties. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Considered in Calendars
HB 2164 83-0 (2013) Author: Eiland, Craig Relating to the delegation of authority by the governing body of a political subdivision during a disaster. House: Homeland Security & Public Safety Referred to Homeland Security & Public Safety
HB 2176 83-0 (2013) Author: Kolkhorst, Lois Relating to procedures and requirements for the issuance of certificates of obligation. House: Urban Affairs Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 2343 83-0 (2013) Author: Zedler, Bill Relating to the waiver of penalties and interest on taxes unpaid due to an act or omission of an agent of a governmental entity. House: Ways & Means No action taken in committee
HB 2474 83-0 (2013) Author: King, Phil
Sponsor: Estes, Craig
Relating to taxes and bonds for a junior college district branch campus. House: Higher Education
Senate: Higher Education
Effective immediately
HB 2684 83-0 (2013) Author: Button, Angie | et. al.
Sponsor: Hinojosa, Juan
Relating to an exemption from the franchise tax for certain political subdivision corporations. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Finance
Committee report printed and distributed
HB 2752 83-0 (2013) Author: Larson, Lyle | et. al. Relating to the development and operation of advanced brackish desalination projects. House: Natural Resources Left pending in committee
HB 2828 83-0 (2013) Author: Dale, Tony | et. al. Relating to the effect of rules and standards adopted by the Railroad Commission of Texas relating to the gas pipeline industry on ordinances, orders or rules adopted by political subdivisions. House: Energy Resources Left pending in committee
HB 2847 83-0 (2013) Author: White, James Relating to the composition of the Texas Council on Purchasing from People with Disabilities and certain contract requirements for political subdivisions of this state. House: Human Services No action taken in committee
HB 2871 83-0 (2013) Author: Capriglione, Giovanni Relating to nondisclosure provisions in regional planning commission contracts. House: Land & Resource Management Referred to Land & Resource Management
HB 2883 83-0 (2013) Author: Muñoz, Jr., Sergio Relating to the establishment of a regional center for public safety excellence in the Rio Grande Valley. House: Homeland Security & Public Safety
Senate: Higher Education
Referred to Higher Education
HB 3054 83-0 (2013) Author: Springer, Drew Relating to the election date for the authorization of a political subdivision to issue bonds or impose a tax. House: Elections Referred to Elections
HB 3088 83-0 (2013) Author: Workman, Paul Relating to the enforcement of requirements for the issuance of local permits by regulatory agencies of political subdivisions. House: Land & Resource Management Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 3117 83-0 (2013) Author: Burkett, Cindy | et. al. Relating to the authority of the attorney general to settle certain civil suits initiated by a local government. House: Environmental Regulation Left pending in committee
HB 3119 83-0 (2013) Author: Burkett, Cindy | et. al. Relating to contingent fee contracts for representation of local governments in certain environmental enforcement actions. House: Environmental Regulation Left pending in committee
HB 3255 83-0 (2013) Author: Kacal, Kyle Relating to the sale of soil products by a political subdivision. House: Environmental Regulation Referred to Environmental Regulation
HB 3320 83-0 (2013) Author: Coleman, Garnet Relating to certain taking claims against certain governmental entities. House: Land & Resource Management Referred to Land & Resource Management
HB 3354 83-0 (2013) Author: Miles, Borris Relating to the retention of and the required disclosure under the public information law of certain complaints alleging official oppression. House: Government Efficiency & Reform Referred to Government Efficiency & Reform
HB 3397 83-0 (2013) Author: Bonnen, Dennis Relating to comprehensive reviews of certain special districts. House: Special Purpose Districts
Senate: Finance
Referred to s/c on Fiscal Matters by Chair
HB 3416 83-0 (2013) Author: Flynn, Dan | et. al. Relating to a prohibition on the issuance of capital appreciation bonds by local governments. House: Ways & Means Left pending in committee
HB 3480 83-0 (2013) Author: Simpson, David Relating non-compliance with a federal order, law, policy, rule, mandate, or agency regulation that would violate Article I of the Texas Constitution. House: Federalism & Fiscal Responsibility, Select Referred to Federalism & Fiscal Responsibility, Select
HB 3488 83-0 (2013) Author: Burkett, Cindy Relating to financial accounting and reporting of pension benefits for employees of this state and political subdivisions of this state. House: Pensions Referred to Pensions
HB 3599 83-0 (2013) Author: Burnam, Lon Relating to restrictions on the siting, drilling, completion, and operation of oil and gas wells in certain locations. House: Energy Resources Left pending in committee
HB 3778 83-0 (2013) Author: Isaac, Jason Relating to requiring state approval of bonds issued by housing finance corporations. House: Urban Affairs Referred to Urban Affairs
HB 3820 83-0 (2013) Author: Carter, Stefani Relating to an unsworn declaration made by an employee of a state agency or political subdivision in the performance of the employee's job duties. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Referred to Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
HB 3855 83-0 (2013) Author: Pitts, Jim Relating to fiscal matters. House: Appropriations Referred to Appropriations
HJR 30 83-0 (2013) Author: Larson, Lyle Proposing a constitutional amendment to allow the voters of certain counties to adopt a charter that restructures and empowers the county government and that may allow the integration of the county government with certain other political subdivisions located wholly or partly in the county. House: County Affairs Left pending in committee
HJR 45 83-0 (2013) Author: Stickland, Jonathan | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment protecting private schools from state and local regulation. House: Public Education Referred to Public Education
HJR 59 83-0 (2013) Author: Creighton, Brandon | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment relating to the rights of individuals to choose or decline to choose health insurance coverage. House: Federalism & Fiscal Responsibility, Select Committee report sent to Calendars
HJR 119 83-0 (2013) Author: Laubenberg, Jodie Proposing a constitutional amendment relating to the eligibility of the former spouse of a person who is elderly or disabled to receive a limitation on the amount of ad valorem taxes imposed on the spouse's residence homestead by certain political subdivisions. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HJR 131 83-0 (2013) Author: Menéndez, José Proposing a constitutional amendment providing immediate additional revenue for the state budget by creating the Texas Gaming Commission, and authorizing and regulating the operation of casino games and slot machines by a limited number of licensed operators and certain Indian tribes. House: Licensing & Administrative Procedures Referred to Licensing & Administrative Procedures
HJR 138 83-0 (2013) Author: Rodriguez, Eddie Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the governing body of a political subdivision to adopt a local option residence homestead exemption from ad valorem taxation of a portion, expressed as a dollar amount, of the market value of an individual's residence homestead. House: Ways & Means Statement(s) of vote recorded in Journal
HJR 143 83-0 (2013) Author: Hilderbran, Harvey Proposing a constitutional amendment abolishing ad valorem taxes and limiting the rate and applicability of state and local sales and use taxes. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
SB 14 83-0 (2013) Author: Williams, Tommy | et. al.
Sponsor: Pitts, Jim | et. al.
Relating to the fiscal transparency and accountability of certain entities responsible for public money. House: Appropriations
Senate: Finance
Returned to committee
SB 86 83-0 (2013) Author: Ellis, Rodney | et. al. Relating to the elimination of smoking in certain workplaces and public places; providing penalties. Senate: Health & Human Services Co-author authorized
SB 178 83-0 (2013) Author: Davis, Wendy Relating to the disclosure on personal financial statements of certain contracts with governmental entities. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 251 83-0 (2013) Author: West, Royce
Sponsor: Carter, Stefani
Relating to an unsworn declaration made by an employee of a state agency or political subdivision in the performance of the employee's job duties. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on 9/1/13
SB 262 83-0 (2013) Author: Huffman, Joan Relating to the reporting of criminal disposition completeness percentage data. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
SB 366 83-0 (2013) Author: Taylor, Larry
Sponsor: Callegari, Bill
Relating to the authority of political subdivisions to offer certain deferred compensation plans to employees. House: Pensions
Senate: State Affairs
Effective immediately
SB 438 83-0 (2013) Author: Birdwell, Brian
Sponsor: Anderson, Charles "Doc" | et. al.
Relating to an interlocal contract between a governmental entity and a purchasing cooperative to purchase roofing materials or services. House: Government Efficiency & Reform
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Committee report sent to Calendars
SB 449 83-0 (2013) Author: Hinojosa, Juan
Sponsor: Flynn, Dan | et. al.
Relating to the issuance of certain capital appreciation bonds by political subdivisions. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Committee report sent to Calendars
SB 489 83-0 (2013) Author: Paxton, Ken | et. al.
Sponsor: Hilderbran, Harvey
Relating to the authority of a taxing unit other than a school district to establish a limitation on the amount of ad valorem taxes that the taxing unit may impose on the residence homesteads of individuals who are disabled or elderly and their surviving spouses. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Finance
Committee report sent to Calendars
SB 628 83-0 (2013) Author: Watson, Kirk | et. al.
Sponsor: Workman, Paul | et. al.
Relating to the creation of regional emergency communications districts; authorizing the issuance of bonds; authorizing a fee. House: Special Purpose Districts
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Effective on 9/1/13
SB 633 83-0 (2013) Author: Ellis, Rodney | et. al. Relating to liability of certain electric utilities that allow certain uses of land that the electric utility owns, occupies, or leases. Senate: State Affairs Committee report printed and distributed
SB 636 83-0 (2013) Author: Paxton, Ken Relating to public information regarding bonds and other obligations issued by the state and local governments. Senate: Open Government Left pending in committee
SB 637 83-0 (2013) Author: Paxton, Ken
Sponsor: Flynn, Dan
Relating to notice and election order requirements for bond approval elections held by political subdivisions. House: Elections
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Effective on 9/1/13
SB 764 83-0 (2013) Author: Watson, Kirk
Sponsor: King, Tracy
Relating to a limitation on liability for prescribed burning conducted on agricultural or conservation land. House: Agriculture & Livestock
Senate: State Affairs
Effective immediately
SB 843 83-0 (2013) Author: Paxton, Ken
Sponsor: Hilderbran, Harvey | et. al.
Relating to public access to boundary, financial, and tax rate information of certain political subdivisions. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Open Government
Committee report sent to Calendars
SB 866 83-0 (2013) Author: Paxton, Ken
Sponsor: Elkins, Gary | et. al.
Relating to authorizing local governments to participate in statewide technology centers. House: Technology
Senate: Government Organization
Effective immediately
SB 1104 83-0 (2013) Author: Duncan, Robert Relating to the effect of rules and standards adopted by the Railroad Commission of Texas relating to the liquefied petroleum gas industry on ordinances, orders, or rules adopted by political subdivisions relating to that industry. Senate: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
SB 1169 83-0 (2013) Author: Hegar, Glenn
Sponsor: Bonnen, Dennis
Relating to water conservation. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
House passage as amended reported
SB 1188 83-0 (2013) Author: Huffman, Joan Relating to a study on the use of certain credit management agreements by state agencies and political subdivisions. Senate: Finance Left pending in subcommittee
SB 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 1205 83-0 (2013) Author: Van de Putte, Leticia Relating to the employment of certain peace officers, detention officers, county jailers, or firefighters who are injured in the course and scope of duty. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 1213 83-0 (2013) Author: Patrick, Dan Relating to the eligibility of temporary election officers for unemployment compensation. Senate: Economic Development Referred to Economic Development
SB 1284 83-0 (2013) Author: Schwertner, Charles Relating to the development and operation of advanced brackish desalination projects. Senate: Natural Resources Left pending in committee
SB 1399 83-0 (2013) Author: Estes, Craig Relating to the use of proceeds from a junior college district branch campus maintenance tax. Senate: Higher Education Referred to Higher Education
SB 1501 83-0 (2013) Author: Rodríguez, José Relating to the allocation of state revenue used to provide financial assistance to political subdivisions for water supply projects. Senate: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
SB 1580 83-0 (2013) Author: Hinojosa, Juan Relating to an exemption from the franchise tax for certain political subdivision corporations. Senate: Finance Referred to s/c on Fiscal Matters by Chair
SB 1599 83-0 (2013) Author: Zaffirini, Judith
Sponsor: Lozano, J. M.
Relating to county and municipal land development regulation. House: International Trade & Intergovernmental Affairs
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Effective on 9/1/13
SB 1649 83-0 (2013) Author: Williams, Tommy Relating to procedures and requirements for the issuance of certificates of obligation. Senate: Finance Referred to s/c on Fiscal Matters by Chair
SB 1651 83-0 (2013) Author: Williams, Tommy Relating to ballot propositions authorizing certain political subdivisions to issue bonds. Senate: Finance Referred to s/c on Fiscal Matters by Chair
SB 1652 83-0 (2013) Author: Williams, Tommy Relating to the fiscal transparency and accountability of certain entities responsible for public money. Senate: Finance Referred to s/c on Fiscal Matters by Chair
SJR 32 83-0 (2013) Author: Paxton, Ken | et. al.
Sponsor: Hilderbran, Harvey
Proposing a constitutional amendment to authorize a political subdivision other than a school district to establish a limitation on the amount of ad valorem taxes that the political subdivision may impose on the residence homesteads of persons who are disabled or elderly and their surviving spouses. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Finance
Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 54 83-1 (2013) Author: Flynn, Dan Relating to the issuance of certain capital appreciation bonds by political subdivisions. Filed
HB 69 83-1 (2013) Author: Callegari, Bill Relating to certain eminent domain authority and the suspension of certain unreported eminent domain authority. Filed
HB 83 83-1 (2013) Author: Flynn, Dan Relating to the issuance of certain capital appreciation bonds by political subdivisions. Filed
HB 19 83-2 (2013) Author: Krause, Matt Relating to the enforcement of certain federal laws regulating firearms, firearm accessories, and firearm ammunition within the State of Texas. House: Homeland Security & Public Safety Referred to Homeland Security & Public Safety
HB 24 83-2 (2013) Author: Callegari, Bill Relating to certain eminent domain authority and the suspension of certain unreported eminent domain authority. House: Land & Resource Management Meeting cancelled
SB 38 83-2 (2013) Author: Patrick, Dan Relating to certain offenses relating to carrying concealed handguns on property owned or leased by a governmental entity; providing a civil penalty. Filed
HB 20 83-3 (2013) Author: Callegari, Bill Relating to certain eminent domain authority and the expiration or suspension of certain unreported eminent domain authority. Filed
HB 138 82-0 (2011) Author: Callegari, Bill | et. al. Relating to the acquisition of and compensation for real property, including blighted property, for public purposes through condemnation or certain other means. House: Land & Resource Management Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 296 82-0 (2011) Author: Berman, Leo Relating to the enforcement of immigration laws, to the investigation, prosecution, and punishment of certain criminal offenses concerning illegal immigration, and to certain employment and labor practices and requirements regarding immigration and immigrants; providing civil and criminal penalties. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 301 82-0 (2011) Author: Berman, Leo | et. al. Relating to the establishment of English as the official language of Texas and the requirement that official acts of government be performed in English. House: State Affairs Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 437 82-0 (2011) Author: Rodriguez, Eddie | et. al. Relating to manufacturers' inclusion of denatonium benzoate in certain products containing ethylene glycol. House: Public Health Referred to Public Health
HB 654 82-0 (2011) Author: Solomons, Burt
Sponsor: Shapiro, Florence
Relating to a report regarding the municipality or county of origin of certain tax revenue collected by the comptroller. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Finance
Effective on 9/1/11
HB 670 82-0 (2011) Author: Crownover, Myra | et. al. Relating to the elimination of smoking in certain workplaces and public places; providing penalties. House: Public Health Postponed
HB 679 82-0 (2011) Author: Button, Angie
Sponsor: Carona, John
Relating to change order approval requirements for certain political subdivisions of the state. House: Government Efficiency & Reform
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Effective immediately
HB 745 82-0 (2011) Author: Johnson, Eric Relating to requirements for providing documents and written information to certain owners of property subject to the exercise of eminent domain authority. House: Land & Resource Management Referred to Land & Resource Management
HB 747 82-0 (2011) Author: Johnson, Eric | et. al. Relating to the disclosure of certain information by a governmental entity with eminent domain authority in connection with an offer to purchase real property. House: Land & Resource Management Referred to Land & Resource Management
HB 779 82-0 (2011) Author: King, Phil | et. al. Relating to the state's or a governmental entity's direct or indirect use of state or local tax revenue to finance the performance of an elective abortion or elective abortion-related service. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 780 82-0 (2011) Author: King, Phil Relating to the abolition of school district maintenance and operations ad valorem taxes. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HB 800 82-0 (2011) Author: Anderson, Charles "Doc" | et. al. Relating to an interlocal contract between a governmental entity and a purchasing cooperative to purchase roofing materials or services. House: Government Efficiency & Reform Point of order sustained
HB 838 82-0 (2011) Author: Elkins, Gary Relating to the enforcement of state and federal laws governing immigration by certain governmental entities. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 878 82-0 (2011) Author: Howard, Charlie | et. al. Relating to the participation of governmental entities and other employers in a federal work authorization verification program; establishing an unlawful employment practice. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 914 82-0 (2011) Author: Hancock, Kelly Relating to the applicability of certain laws to open-enrollment charter schools. House: Public Education Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 974 82-0 (2011) Author: Dutton, Jr., Harold V. Relating to the compensation of an election judge or clerk. House: Elections Referred to Elections
HB 1022 82-0 (2011) Author: Dutton, Jr., Harold V. Relating to the exemption of certain property from municipal drainage service charges and from related ordinances, resolutions, and rules. House: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
HB 1153 82-0 (2011) Author: Paxton, Ken Relating to public access to financial and tax rate information of political subdivisions. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HB 1164 82-0 (2011) Author: Keffer, Jim Relating to enforcement actions by the Texas Board of Professional Engineers against political subdivisions and certain public officials. House: Licensing & Administrative Procedures Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 1245 82-0 (2011) Author: Callegari, Bill
Sponsor: Birdwell, Brian
Relating to the repeal of the authorization to establish a super collider facility research authority. House: Government Efficiency & Reform
Senate: Economic Development
Effective immediately
HB 1263 82-0 (2011) Author: Lucio III, Eddie | et. al.
Sponsor: Shapiro, Florence
Relating to the powers, duties, and financing of certain facilities finance corporations. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Economic Development
Effective immediately
HB 1283 82-0 (2011) Author: Craddick, Tom Relating to consideration of a bidder's principal place of business in awarding certain municipal contracts. House: Urban Affairs
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Referred to Intergovernmental Relations
HB 1297 82-0 (2011) Author: Paxton, Ken Relating to the enforcement of certain laws governing immigration and to certain requirements concerning illegal criminal aliens in the custody of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 1400 82-0 (2011) Author: Elkins, Gary
Sponsor: West, Royce
Relating to public improvement districts designated by a municipality or county. House: County Affairs
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Effective on 9/1/11
HB 1474 82-0 (2011) Author: Alonzo, Roberto Relating to regulation of residential tenancies by local governments. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 1545 82-0 (2011) Author: Lewis, Tryon
Sponsor: Watson, Kirk
Relating to the authority of certain political subdivisions to change the date of their general elections. House: Elections
Senate: State Affairs
Effective immediately
HB 1553 82-0 (2011) Author: Larson, Lyle Relating to citizenship information reported by persons, including state agencies, political subdivisions of this state, nonprofit organizations, and public and private entities, who receive local or state money to provide services. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 1563 82-0 (2011) Author: Flynn, Dan Relating to the period of time between certain local option elections to legalize or prohibit the sale of alcoholic beverages. House: Licensing & Administrative Procedures
Senate: Business & Commerce
Referred to Business & Commerce
HB 1626 82-0 (2011) Author: Flynn, Dan | et. al. Relating to the use of alternate electronic reporting databases for over-the-counter sales of ephedrine, pseudoephedrine, and norpseudoephedrine. House: Homeland Security & Public Safety Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 1634 82-0 (2011) Author: Bonnen, Dennis Relating to the applicability of certain unfunded mandates on political subdivisions. House: Government Efficiency & Reform Left pending in committee
HB 1900 82-0 (2011) Author: Burnam, Lon Relating to the applicability of certain unfunded mandates on political subdivisions. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 1923 82-0 (2011) Author: Zedler, Bill Relating to contract requirements for federal-level government relations consultants and agencies or political subdivisions of this state; providing a civil penalty. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 2000 82-0 (2011) Author: Garza, John Relating to taxation of property owned or controlled by a public facility corporation. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HB 2105 82-0 (2011) Author: Davis, Yvonne Relating to employment restrictions on persons awarded certain government contracts or public subsidies; providing a civil penalty. House: Economic & Small Business Development Referred to Economic & Small Business Development
HB 2106 82-0 (2011) Author: Davis, Yvonne Relating to the acquisition of real property for public use. House: Urban Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 2175 82-0 (2011) Author: Murphy, Jim Relating to the review and comment procedure of certain regional planning commissions and metropolitan planning organizations. House: Land & Resource Management Referred to Land & Resource Management
HB 2225 82-0 (2011) Author: Davis, Yvonne Relating to the assessment of damages to a property owner from condemnation. House: Land & Resource Management Referred to Land & Resource Management
HB 2313 82-0 (2011) Author: Coleman, Garnet
Sponsor: Wentworth, Jeff
Relating to certain notice requirements for municipalities and counties under the open meetings law. House: County Affairs
Senate: Open Government, Select
Effective immediately
HB 2563 82-0 (2011) Author: Christian, Wayne Relating to the use of certain voting equipment in an election that is not held jointly with a county election. House: Elections Referred to Elections
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 2663 82-0 (2011) Author: Chisum, Warren
Sponsor: Seliger, Kel
Relating to the effect of rules and standards adopted by the Railroad Commission of Texas relating to the liquefied petroleum gas industry on ordinances, orders, or rules adopted by political subdivisions relating to that industry. House: Energy Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective on 9/1/11
HB 2690 82-0 (2011) Author: Deshotel, Joe
Sponsor: Williams, Tommy
Relating to authorizing local governments to convey real property interests to other local governments for less than fair market value. House: County Affairs
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Effective immediately
HB 2702 82-0 (2011) Author: Solomons, Burt
Sponsor: Eltife, Kevin
Relating to the application of statutes that classify political subdivisions according to population. House: State Affairs
Senate: Administration
Effective on 9/1/11
HB 2732 82-0 (2011) Author: Oliveira, Rene Relating to the application requirements for a local project permit. House: Land & Resource Management Comm. report sent to Local & Consent Calendar
HB 2763 82-0 (2011) Author: Farrar, Jessica Relating to an exemption for the denial of driver's license renewal for violations of local ordinances concerning solid waste and heavy trash. House: Environmental Regulation Referred to Environmental Regulation
HB 2874 82-0 (2011) Author: Geren, Charlie Relating to the regulation of Voice over Internet Protocol service. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 2896 82-0 (2011) Author: King, Tracy Relating to duties of law enforcement involving damaged fences. House: Homeland Security & Public Safety Placed on General State Calendar
HB 2943 82-0 (2011) Author: Coleman, Garnet Relating to property taxing entities' bond and debt reporting requirements to the Bond Review Board. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HB 2944 82-0 (2011) Author: Coleman, Garnet | et. al. Relating to a searchable database for the bonds and other debt obligations issued by local governmental entities. House: County Affairs Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 2952 82-0 (2011) Author: Cain, Erwin | et. al. Relating to municipal, county, and school district and other special district budgets. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HB 3078 82-0 (2011) Author: Gallego, Pete
Sponsor: Uresti, Carlos
Relating to the residency requirement for certain elective offices of certain political subdivisions. House: Elections
Senate: State Affairs
Left pending in committee
HB 3275 82-0 (2011) Author: Coleman, Garnet
Sponsor: Ellis, Rodney
Relating to the operation and governance of tax increment financing reinvestment zones. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Economic Development
House adopts conf. comm. report-reported
HB 3300 82-0 (2011) Author: Cain, Erwin Relating to mechanisms to address the adverse impact of unfunded state mandates on local governments. House: Government Efficiency & Reform Referred to Government Efficiency & Reform
HB 3367 82-0 (2011) Author: White, James Relating to the repeal of the laws authorizing the imposition of ad valorem taxes, the rates and expansion of the applicability of state and local sales and use taxes, the distribution of sales and use tax revenue to entities formerly imposing ad valorem taxes, and the replacement of ad valorem tax revenue in relation to financing public schools. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HB 3388 82-0 (2011) Author: Fletcher, Allen Relating to the transport of fireworks. House: Urban Affairs Comm. report sent to Local & Consent Calendar
HB 3524 82-0 (2011) Author: Bonnen, Dennis Relating to the evaluation of certain regional planning commissions. House: Land & Resource Management Left pending in committee
HB 3534 82-0 (2011) Author: Kleinschmidt, Tim Relating to liability of a political subdivision for a violation of certain laws relating to local permits. House: Land & Resource Management Left pending in committee
HB 3535 82-0 (2011) Author: Kleinschmidt, Tim Relating to liability of a political subdivision for a violation of certain laws relating to local permits; providing a penalty. House: Land & Resource Management Left pending in committee
HB 3606 82-0 (2011) Author: Kuempel, John Relating to the payment of development impact fees by certain political subdivisions or governmental entities. House: Urban Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 3677 82-0 (2011) Author: Brown, Fred Relating to the administrative fee charged by the Department of Information Resources to other entities for the purchase of certain commodity items. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 3684 82-0 (2011) Author: Callegari, Bill | et. al. Relating to evaluating governmental financial matters. House: Government Efficiency & Reform Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 3704 82-0 (2011) Author: Brown, Fred Relating to the taxation of political subdivisions of the state. House: Ways & Means Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 3784 82-0 (2011) Author: Callegari, Bill Relating to the ethics and financial disclosure requirements and audits of certain governmental bodies. House: Government Efficiency & Reform Referred to Government Efficiency & Reform
HJR 38 82-0 (2011) Author: Berman, Leo Proposing a constitutional amendment to establish English as the official language of Texas and require that official acts of government be performed in English. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HJR 44 82-0 (2011) Author: Larson, Lyle Proposing a constitutional amendment to allow the voters of certain counties to adopt a charter that restructures and empowers the county government and that may allow the integration of the county government with certain other political subdivisions located wholly or partly in the county. House: County Affairs Left pending in committee
HJR 53 82-0 (2011) Author: Christian, Wayne Proposing a constitutional amendment prohibiting any political subdivision of this state from imposing ad valorem taxes. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HJR 73 82-0 (2011) Author: King, Phil Proposing a constitutional amendment abolishing school district maintenance and operations ad valorem taxes. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HJR 111 82-0 (2011) Author: Woolley, Beverly | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing a state video lottery system to operate video lottery games at certain horse and greyhound racetracks and providing that federally recognized Indian tribes are not prohibited from conducting games of chance on certain Indian lands. House: Licensing & Administrative Procedures Left pending in committee
HJR 142 82-0 (2011) Author: White, James Proposing a constitutional amendment to abolish property taxes and limit the rates of state and local sales and use taxes. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HR 2654 82-0 (2011) Author: Coleman, Garnet Suspending limitations on conference committee jurisdiction, H.B. No. 3275. Reported enrolled
SB 84 82-0 (2011) Author: Nelson, Jane Relating to requiring governmental entities and contractors with governmental entities to participate in the federal electronic verification of work authorization program, or E-verify. Senate: Transportation & Homeland Security Referred to Transportation & Homeland Sec.
SB 172 82-0 (2011) Author: West, Royce Relating to the requirement by a municipality of a license or permit to occupy or lease a dwelling unit. Senate: Intergovernmental Relations Referred to Intergovernmental Relations
SB 336 82-0 (2011) Author: Gallegos, Jr., Mario Relating to the composition of certain regional planning commissions. Senate: Intergovernmental Relations Referred to Intergovernmental Relations
SB 355 82-0 (2011) Author: Ellis, Rodney | et. al. Relating to the elimination of smoking in certain workplaces and public places; providing penalties. Senate: Health & Human Services Not again placed on intent calendar
SB 412 82-0 (2011) Author: West, Royce
Sponsor: Elkins, Gary
Relating to payment of costs of improvements of a public improvement district designated by a municipality or county. House: County Affairs
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Effective immediately
SB 470 82-0 (2011) Author: Carona, John
Sponsor: Anchia, Rafael
Relating to an exception to disclosure under the public information law concerning officers and employees of a hospital district. House: County Affairs
Senate: Open Government, Select
Effective immediately
SB 640 82-0 (2011) Author: Seliger, Kel Relating to consideration of a bidder's principal place of business in awarding certain municipal contracts. Senate: Intergovernmental Relations Referred to Intergovernmental Relations
SB 714 82-0 (2011) Author: Patrick, Dan Relating to the exemption of certain property from municipal drainage service charges and from related ordinances, resolutions, and rules. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Referred to Natural Resources
SB 760 82-0 (2011) Author: West, Royce
Sponsor: Turner, Sylvester
Relating to the term and renewal of interlocal contracts. House: State Affairs
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Effective on adoption of const. amendment
SB 898 82-0 (2011) Author: Carona, John
Sponsor: Cook, Byron
Relating to energy efficiency programs in institutions of higher education and certain governmental entities. House: State Affairs
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective on 9/1/11
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 985 82-0 (2011) Author: Carona, John Relating to the regulation of Voice over Internet Protocol service. House: State Affairs
Senate: Business & Commerce
Referred to State Affairs
SB 1033 82-0 (2011) Author: Seliger, Kel Relating to the authority of certain political subdivisions to change the date of their general elections. Senate: State Affairs Left pending in committee
SB 1246 82-0 (2011) Author: Eltife, Kevin Relating to the application of statutes that classify political subdivisions according to population. Senate: Administration Referred to Administration
SB 1252 82-0 (2011) Author: Williams, Tommy Relating to evaluating and providing for efficient government resource allocation. Senate: Finance Left pending in committee
SB 1301 82-0 (2011) Author: Deuell, Bob
Sponsor: Rodriguez, Eddie
Relating to manufacturers' inclusion of denatonium benzoate in certain products containing ethylene glycol. House: Public Health
Senate: Natural Resources
Placed on General State Calendar
SB 1323 82-0 (2011) Author: Watson, Kirk Relating to the environmental review of certain transportation projects by the Texas Department of Transportation Senate: Transportation & Homeland Security Referred to Transportation & Homeland Sec.
SB 1387 82-0 (2011) Author: Gallegos, Jr., Mario Relating to the composition of the governing body of certain regional planning commissions. Senate: Intergovernmental Relations Referred to Intergovernmental Relations
SB 1389 82-0 (2011) Author: Gallegos, Jr., Mario Relating to safety training for employees of certain contractors with a governmental entity. Senate: State Affairs Left pending in committee
SB 1442 82-0 (2011) Author: Shapiro, Florence | et. al. Relating to the application requirements for a local project permit. House: Land & Resource Management
Senate: Open Government, Select
Referred to Land & Resource Management
SB 1528 82-0 (2011) Author: Hinojosa, Juan Relating to taxation of property owned or controlled by a public facility corporation. Senate: Finance Referred to Finance
SB 1558 82-0 (2011) Author: Carona, John Relating to change order approval requirements for certain political subdivisions of the state. Senate: Intergovernmental Relations Left pending in committee
SB 1571 82-0 (2011) Author: Watson, Kirk Relating to information subject to the public information law. Senate: Open Government, Select Not again placed on intent calendar
SB 1906 82-0 (2011) Author: Wentworth, Jeff
Sponsor: Coleman, Garnet
Relating to certain notice requirements for municipalities and counties under the open meetings law. House: County Affairs
Senate: Open Government, Select
Comm. report sent to Local & Consent Calendar
SJR 24 82-0 (2011) Author: Watson, Kirk Proposing a constitutional amendment exempting political subdivisions from unfunded legislative mandates and authorizing the legislature to provide funding for legislative mandates on political subdivisions. Senate: Finance Referred to Finance
SJR 26 82-0 (2011) Author: West, Royce
Sponsor: Turner, Sylvester
Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to allow cities or counties to enter into interlocal contracts with other cities or counties without the imposition of a tax or the provision of a sinking fund. House: State Affairs
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Filed with the Secretary of State
SJR 33 82-0 (2011) Author: Hinojosa, Juan | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing a state video lottery system to operate video lottery games at certain horse and greyhound racetracks and providing that federally recognized Indian tribes are not prohibited from conducting games of chance on certain Indian lands. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 40 82-1 (2011) Author: Anderson, Charles "Doc" Relating to an interlocal contract between a governmental entity and a purchasing cooperative to purchase roofing materials or services. House: Government Efficiency & Reform Referred to Government Efficiency & Reform
HB 46 82-1 (2011) Author: Crownover, Myra Relating to reducing state Medicaid and other health care costs by prohibiting smoking in certain public places; providing penalties. House: Appropriations Reported favorably w/o amendment(s)
SB 28 82-1 (2011) Author: Ellis, Rodney | et. al. Relating to reducing state Medicaid and other health care costs by prohibiting smoking in certain public places; providing penalties. Senate: Health & Human Services Co-author authorized
HB 115 81-0 (2009) Author: Pickett, Joseph Relating to the authority of a county tax assessor-collector to commission certain employees as peace officers. House: Public Safety Considered in Calendars
HB 240 81-0 (2009) Author: Alonzo, Roberto Relating to the appointment of members to the governing body of a political subdivision. House: County Affairs
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Referred to Intergovernmental Relations
HB 244 81-0 (2009) Author: Alonzo, Roberto Relating to regulation of residential tenancies by local governments. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 248 81-0 (2009) Author: Alonzo, Roberto Relating to the protection of the rights of Texas voters without regard to race, color, ethnicity, or membership in a language minority group. House: Elections Left pending in committee
HB 381 81-0 (2009) Author: Callegari, Bill | et. al. Relating to the use of certain voting equipment in an election that does not involve a federal office. House: Elections Left pending in committee
HB 401 81-0 (2009) Author: Raymond, Richard | et. al.
Sponsor: Duncan, Robert
Relating to the authority of certain political subdivisions to change the date of their general elections. House: Elections
Senate: State Affairs
Effective immediately
HB 417 81-0 (2009) Author: Callegari, Bill | et. al. Relating to the acquisition of and compensation for real property, including blighted property, for public purposes through condemnation or certain other means. House: Land & Resource Management Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 987 81-0 (2009) Author: Creighton, Brandon
Sponsor: West, Royce
Relating to competitive procurement requirements for local governments. House: State Affairs
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Effective immediately
HB 1383 81-0 (2009) Author: Davis, Yvonne Relating to access to certain information under the public information law concerning public officers and employees. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 1385 81-0 (2009) Author: Davis, Yvonne Relating to the assessment of damages to a property owner from condemnation. House: Land & Resource Management Left pending in committee
HB 1389 81-0 (2009) Author: Davis, Yvonne Relating to the acquisition of real property for public use. House: Urban Affairs Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 1445 81-0 (2009) Author: Bonnen, Dennis
Sponsor: Huffman, Joan
Relating to the authority of certain political subdivisions to erect or maintain shore protection structures and the location of the line of vegetation in relation to those structures. House: Land & Resource Management
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective immediately
HB 1546 81-0 (2009) Author: Creighton, Brandon Relating to the authorization for a local option election in Montgomery County to limit the maximum appraised value of a residence homestead to 103 percent or more of the appraised value of the property for the preceding tax year for purposes of ad valorem taxation by each political subdivision all of the territory of which is located in the county. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HB 1616 81-0 (2009) Author: Kuempel, Edmund Relating to prohibiting adverse action against a school district that does not consent to the payment of impact fees. House: Public Education No action taken in committee
HB 1720 81-0 (2009) Author: Bohac, Dwayne
Sponsor: Deuell, Bob
Relating to the use of public funds by a political subdivision for political advertising or communications that contain false information relating to a ballot measure; providing a criminal penalty. House: Elections
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/09
HB 1820 81-0 (2009) Author: Davis, John Relating to provision of workers' compensation medical benefits to a police officer or firefighter injured in the line of duty; providing an administrative violation. House: Business & Industry Subcommittee members named
HB 1945 81-0 (2009) Author: Herrero, Abel
Sponsor: Hinojosa, Juan
Relating to the date of the general election for certain political subdivisions. House: Elections
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/09
HB 1998 81-0 (2009) Author: McCall, Brian
Sponsor: Gallegos, Jr., Mario
Relating to temporary housing and emergency shelters provided by a political subdivision for disaster victims. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Effective on 9/1/09
HB 2198 81-0 (2009) Author: Solomons, Burt Relating to the notice required of certain political subdivisions concerning certain workers' compensation benefits. House: Business & Industry Left pending in committee
HB 2253 81-0 (2009) Author: Hancock, Kelly Relating to the expenditure of funds for political advertising by a political subdivision. House: Elections Returned to Local & Consent Calendars Comm.
HB 2268 81-0 (2009) Author: Corte, Jr., Frank | et. al. Relating to the use by a political subdivision of public money for lobbying activities or payment of fees and dues of a state association or organization. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 2374 81-0 (2009) Author: Guillen, Ryan | et. al.
Sponsor: Lucio, Jr., Eddie
Relating to financial assistance by the Texas Water Development Board for the connection of residences in economically distressed areas to public water supply and sanitary sewer systems. House: Natural Resources
Senate: International Relations & Trade
Effective on 9/1/09
HB 2527 81-0 (2009) Author: Aycock, Jimmie
Sponsor: Hegar, Glenn
Relating to the regulation of commercial fertilizer. House: Agriculture & Livestock
Senate: Agriculture & Rural Affairs
Effective on 9/1/09
HB 2615 81-0 (2009) Author: Heflin, Joe Relating to a declaration of local disaster. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs Referred to Defense & Veterans' Affairs
HB 2670 81-0 (2009) Author: Thibaut, Kristi | et. al. Relating to governmental liability for interest resulting from a claim for payment for goods or services. House: State Affairs Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 2780 81-0 (2009) Author: Keffer, Jim Relating to energy aggregation by political subdivisions. House: Energy Resources Left pending in committee
HB 2794 81-0 (2009) Author: Homer, Mark Relating to the requirements for accessibility to voting equipment by persons with disabilities in certain elections. House: Elections Referred to Elections
HB 2847 81-0 (2009) Author: Riddle, Debbie
Sponsor: Patrick, Dan
Relating to using county election precincts for any election held on the November uniform election date. House: Elections
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/09
HB 3057 81-0 (2009) Author: Castro, Joaquin
Sponsor: Uresti, Carlos
Relating to the use by a metropolitan rapid transit authority of the construction manager-at-risk method for the construction, rehabilitation, alteration, or repair of a facility. House: County Affairs
Senate: Transportation & Homeland Security
Placed on intent calendar
HB 3062 81-0 (2009) Author: Bohac, Dwayne
Sponsor: Huffman, Joan
Relating to the notice of an election provided to a voter registrar. House: Elections
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/09
HB 3095 81-0 (2009) Author: Harless, Patricia
Sponsor: Watson, Kirk
Relating to the use of a parking space or area designated specifically for persons with disabilities. House: Transportation
Senate: Transportation & Homeland Security
Effective on 9/1/09
HB 3220 81-0 (2009) Author: Hancock, Kelly
Sponsor: Patrick, Dan
Relating to the applicability of certain laws to open-enrollment charter schools. House: Public Education
Senate: Education
Senate adopts conf. comm. report-reported
HB 3287 81-0 (2009) Author: McReynolds, Jim
Sponsor: Ogden, Steve
Relating to the amendment of restrictions affecting real property in certain subdivisions. House: Land & Resource Management
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Senate appoints conferees-reported
HB 3541 81-0 (2009) Author: Lucio III, Eddie Relating to the colonia self-help program. House: Natural Resources Laid on the table subject to call
HB 3851 81-0 (2009) Author: Eiland, Craig
Sponsor: Huffman, Joan
Relating to the authority of the governor or a political subdivision to suspend statutory or local deadlines during a disaster. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Effective immediately
HB 4018 81-0 (2009) Author: Gutierrez, Roland Relating to local option elections to legalize or prohibit the operation of amusement redemption machines and imposing a fee on amusement redemption machines; providing penalties. House: Licensing & Administrative Procedures Left pending in committee
HB 4113 81-0 (2009) Author: Martinez Fischer, Trey Relating to waste recycling plans of entities that receive money from this state. House: Environmental Regulation Left pending in committee
HB 4116 81-0 (2009) Author: Pitts, Jim Relating to establishing a uniform state policy regarding the purchases and acquisitions by or for the state or a political subdivision of the state or for the use or benefit of residents of this state. House: State Affairs No action taken in committee
HB 4119 81-0 (2009) Author: Smith, Wayne Relating to the regulation of the construction and operation of barge terminals by political subdivisions. House: Land & Resource Management Referred to Land & Resource Management
HB 4184 81-0 (2009) Author: Christian, Wayne | et. al. Relating to the abolition of all political subdivision ad valorem taxes. House: Ways & Means Left pending in committee
HB 4274 81-0 (2009) Author: Howard, Charlie Relating to the sale of certain goods and services by a political subdivision. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HB 4469 81-0 (2009) Author: Ritter, Allan Relating to administration of the storage acquisition fund by the Texas Water Development Board. House: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
HB 4472 81-0 (2009) Author: Callegari, Bill Relating to the monumentation of residential subdivisions in the county. House: Land & Resource Management Referred to Land & Resource Management
HB 4473 81-0 (2009) Author: Callegari, Bill Relating to the monumentation of residential subdivisions in a municipality. House: Land & Resource Management Referred to Land & Resource Management
HB 4486 81-0 (2009) Author: Howard, Charlie Relating to the participation of governmental entities and other employers in a federal work eligibility verification program; establishing an unlawful employment practice. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 4511 81-0 (2009) Author: Coleman, Garnet Relating to the composition of certain regional planning commissions. House: County Affairs Referred to County Affairs
HB 4512 81-0 (2009) Author: Coleman, Garnet Relating to the Greater Houston Partnership. House: County Affairs Left pending in committee
HCR 282 81-0 (2009) Author: Coleman, Garnet
Sponsor: West, Royce
Instructing the enrolling clerk of the house to make corrections in H.B. No. 3485. Filed without the Governor's signature
HJR 64 81-0 (2009) Author: Eiland, Craig Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing a political subdivision to exempt from ad valorem taxation the total assessed value of the residence homestead of a member of a reserve component of the United States armed forces who is serving on active duty during a war or national emergency. House: Ways & Means Left pending in committee
HJR 65 81-0 (2009) Author: Davis, Yvonne Proposing a constitutional amendment to require compensation for certain property taken where the use is public and necessary. House: Land & Resource Management Left pending in committee
HJR 67 81-0 (2009) Author: Creighton, Brandon Proposing a constitutional amendment to authorize the legislature to provide for a local option election in Montgomery County to limit the maximum appraised value of a residence homestead to 103 percent or more of the appraised value of the property for the preceding tax year for purposes of ad valorem taxation by each political subdivision all of the territory of which is located in the county. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HJR 97 81-0 (2009) Author: King, Phil | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment abolishing school district maintenance and operations ad valorem taxes. House: Ways & Means No action taken in committee
HJR 129 81-0 (2009) Author: Gonzalez Toureilles, Yvonne Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the state to operate video lottery games at certain horse and greyhound racetracks and providing that federally recognized Indian tribes are not prohibited from conducting gaming on certain Indian lands. House: Licensing & Administrative Procedures Left pending in committee
HJR 133 81-0 (2009) Author: Christian, Wayne | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment abolishing all political subdivision ad valorem taxes. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HR 2959 81-0 (2009) Author: Guillen, Ryan Suspending limitations on conference committee jurisdiction, H.B. No. 2374. Reported enrolled
SB 178 81-0 (2009) Author: Gallegos, Jr., Mario Relating to temporary housing and emergency shelters provided by a political subdivision for disaster victims. Senate: Intergovernmental Relations Reported from s/c favorably w/o amendments
SB 331 81-0 (2009) Author: Carona, John | et. al.
Sponsor: Anchia, Rafael
Relating to access to certain information under the public information law concerning public officers and employees. House: State Affairs
Senate: State Affairs
Placed on General State Calendar
SB 340 81-0 (2009) Author: Gallegos, Jr., Mario Relating to temporary housing and emergency shelters provided by a political subdivision for disaster victims. Senate: Intergovernmental Relations Refer to s/c on Flooding & Evacuations by Pres
SB 500 81-0 (2009) Author: Shapiro, Florence
Sponsor: Solomons, Burt
Relating to the powers, duties, and financing of cultural education facilities finance corporations. House: Culture, Recreation & Tourism
Senate: Economic Development
Placed on General State Calendar
SB 624 81-0 (2009) Author: West, Royce Relating to competitive procurement and change order requirements for local governments. Senate: Intergovernmental Relations Referred to Intergovernmental Relations
SB 654 81-0 (2009) Author: Zaffirini, Judith
Sponsor: Guillen, Ryan
Relating to continued health coverage for employees of certain political subdivisions. House: Pensions, Investments & Financial Services
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Effective immediately
SB 1061 81-0 (2009) Author: Shapiro, Florence
Sponsor: McCall, Brian | et. al.
Relating to improving the accuracy of reporting concerning certain criminal history. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
Placed on General State Calendar
SB 1133 81-0 (2009) Author: Hinojosa, Juan Relating to the date of the general election for certain political subdivisions. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 1309 81-0 (2009) Author: Hegar, Glenn Relating to the regulation of commercial fertilizer. Senate: Agriculture & Rural Affairs Committee report printed and distributed
SB 1371 81-0 (2009) Author: Lucio, Jr., Eddie
Sponsor: Lucio III, Eddie
Relating to the colonia self-help program. House: Natural Resources
Senate: International Relations & Trade
Effective on 9/1/09
SB 1398 81-0 (2009) Author: West, Royce
Sponsor: Anchia, Rafael
Relating to the requirement by a municipality of a license or permit to occupy or lease a dwelling unit. House: Border & Intergovernmental Affairs
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Placed on General State Calendar
SB 1402 81-0 (2009) Author: Hinojosa, Juan
Sponsor: Pena, Aaron
Relating to requiring certain political subdivisions to enter a contract with the county elections administrator to perform election services. House: Elections
Senate: State Affairs
Effective immediately
SB 1471 81-0 (2009) Author: Gallegos, Jr., Mario
Sponsor: Bonnen, Dennis
Relating to the evaluation of certain regional planning commissions. House: Land & Resource Management
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Comm. report sent to Local & Consent Calendar
SB 1481 81-0 (2009) Author: Davis, Wendy Relating to energy aggregation by political subdivisions. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SB 1680 81-0 (2009) Author: Hinojosa, Juan Relating to voter approval for certain contracts between political subdivisions and private entities relating to correctional facilities. Senate: Intergovernmental Relations Referred to Intergovernmental Relations
SB 1689 81-0 (2009) Author: Hinojosa, Juan Relating to governmental liability for interest resulting from a claim for payment for goods or services. Senate: Intergovernmental Relations Referred to Intergovernmental Relations
SB 1924 81-0 (2009) Author: Watson, Kirk Relating to the notice required of certain political subdivisions concerning certain workers' compensation benefits. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 1995 81-0 (2009) Author: Gallegos, Jr., Mario Relating to the adoption of uniform residential building codes by political subdivisions. Senate: Intergovernmental Relations Left pending in committee
SB 2085 81-0 (2009) Author: Davis, Wendy
Sponsor: Hancock, Kelly
Relating to the offense of unlawful use of public funds for political advertising by a political subdivision. House: Elections
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/09
SB 2312 81-0 (2009) Author: Averitt, Kip
Sponsor: Miller, Doug
Relating to eligibility for funds from the water infrastructure fund from the Texas Water Development Board. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective on 9/1/09
SB 2399 81-0 (2009) Author: Duncan, Robert Relating to the authority of a political subdivision other than a county to change the date of its general election. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 2400 81-0 (2009) Author: Averitt, Kip Relating to a prevailing wage survey conducted under an interlocal agreement between two or more political subdivisions of the state. Senate: Intergovernmental Relations Referred to Intergovernmental Relations
SB 2432 81-0 (2009) Author: Davis, Wendy Relating to the application to political subdivisions of this state of the law governing pooling of mineral interests. Senate: Natural Resources Not again placed on intent calendar
SB 2437 81-0 (2009) Author: Uresti, Carlos Relating to the use by a metropolitan rapid transit authority of the construction manager-at-risk method for the construction, rehabilitation, alteration, or repair of a facility. Senate: Transportation & Homeland Security Not again placed on intent calendar
SJR 32 81-0 (2009) Author: Hinojosa, Juan Proposing a constitutional amendment to increase the maximum amount of the local option residence homestead exemption from ad valorem taxation by a political subdivision from 20 percent to 30 percent. Senate: Finance Referred to Finance
SR 1093 81-0 (2009) Author: Lucio, Jr., Eddie Suspending limitations on conference committee jurisdiction, H.B. No. 2374. Reported enrolled
HB 59 80-0 (2007) Author: Isett, Carl Relating to the management, security, and protection of personal information and governmental records; providing a criminal penalty. House: Business & Industry Left pending in committee
HB 244 80-0 (2007) Author: Alonzo, Roberto Relating to the protection of the rights of Texas voters without regard to race, color, ethnicity, or membership in a language minority group. House: Elections Referred to Elections
HB 420 80-0 (2007) Author: Veasey, Marc | et. al. Relating to fetal and infant mortality review and health warnings related to fetal and infant mortality; imposing a penalty. House: Public Health Left pending in committee
HB 526 80-0 (2007) Author: Goolsby, Tony Relating to the denial of vehicle registration for failure to pay parking tickets. House: Transportation Returned to committee
HB 600 80-0 (2007) Author: Smith, Wayne Relating to the use of certain voting equipment in an election that does not involve a federal office. House: Elections Referred to Elections
HB 690 80-0 (2007) Author: Brown, Betty | et. al. Relating to the use of certain voting equipment in certain elections that do not involve a federal office. House: Elections Referred to Elections
HB 696 80-0 (2007) Author: Bohac, Dwayne | et. al. Relating to the limitation on the maximum average annual percentage increase in the appraised value of residence homesteads for ad valorem tax purposes. House: Local Government Ways & Means Referred to Local Government Ways and Means
HB 908 80-0 (2007) Author: Zedler, Bill | et. al. Relating to requiring governmental entities and contractors with governmental entities to verify employee information through the federal work authorization program. House: Government Reform Referred to Government Reform
HB 978 80-0 (2007) Author: Smith, Wayne
Sponsor: Jackson, Mike
Relating to publication of the annual financial statement by a school district. House: Public Education
Senate: Education
Effective immediately
HB 1471 80-0 (2007) Author: Hancock, Kelly | et. al.
Sponsor: Brimer, Kim
Relating to resource sharing among certain political subdivisions, including regional planning commissions, during a disaster. House: Border & International Affairs
Senate: Transportation & Homeland Security
Effective immediately
HB 1473 80-0 (2007) Author: Turner, Sylvester
Sponsor: Whitmire, John
Relating to the waiver of sovereign immunity of a political subdivision for claims brought by certain employees. House: Urban Affairs
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective immediately
HB 1478 80-0 (2007) Author: Turner, Sylvester Relating to the waiver of immunity from suit of certain local government entities for claims arising under employment law. House: Urban Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 1495 80-0 (2007) Author: Callegari, Bill | et. al.
Sponsor: Nichols, Robert
Relating to a bill of rights for property owners whose property may be acquired by governmental or private entities through the use of eminent domain authority. House: Land & Resource Management
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
HB 1529 80-0 (2007) Author: Villarreal, Mike Relating to permits issued by political subdivisions. House: Land & Resource Management Referred to Land & Resource Management
HB 1560 80-0 (2007) Author: Callegari, Bill
Sponsor: Jackson, Mike
Relating to liability of a governmental unit for certain recreational activities. House: Civil Practices
Senate: State Affairs
Effective immediately
HB 1727 80-0 (2007) Author: Harper-Brown, Linda Relating to the authority of certain local officials or a peace officer to inquire into the immigration status of certain persons. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 1749 80-0 (2007) Author: Morrison, Geanie Relating to the authority of political subdivisions to negotiate contracts for electricity. House: Regulated Industries
Senate: Business & Commerce
Referred to Business & Commerce
HB 1753 80-0 (2007) Author: Corte, Jr., Frank Relating to the use by a political subdivision of public money for fees and dues of a state association or organization. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 1886 80-0 (2007) Author: Callegari, Bill
Sponsor: West, Royce
Relating to the procurement methods of certain political subdivisions and certain other entities for the construction, rehabilitation, alteration, or repair of certain projects. House: Government Reform
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Effective on 9/1/07
HB 2038 80-0 (2007) Author: Laubenberg, Jodie | et. al. Relating to the imposition of impact fees on the property of a school district. House: State Affairs Laid on the table subject to call
HB 2091 80-0 (2007) Author: Hill, Fred
Sponsor: Wentworth, Jeff
Relating to municipal consent to the addition to a political subdivision of land located in the extraterritorial jurisdiction of the municipality. House: Land & Resource Management
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Effective immediately
HB 2151 80-0 (2007) Author: Bohac, Dwayne | et. al.
Sponsor: Ellis, Rodney
Relating to the prosecution and adjudication of the offense of graffiti and to the payment and use of a juvenile delinquency prevention and graffiti eradication fee. House: Judiciary
Senate: Criminal Justice
Effective on 9/1/07
HB 2323 80-0 (2007) Author: Goolsby, Tony Relating to imposing a civil penalty on a political subdivision that spends the proceeds of an impact fee for a purpose other than the purpose for which the fee was imposed. House: State Affairs
Senate: State Affairs
Referred to State Affairs
HB 2357 80-0 (2007) Author: Christian, Wayne Relating to the requirement that a licensed engineer be involved in the construction of certain public works by a political subdivision of this state. House: Licensing & Administrative Procedures Referred to Licensing & Admin. Procedures
HB 2365 80-0 (2007) Author: Truitt, Vicki | et. al.
Sponsor: Duncan, Robert
Relating to financial accounting and reporting for this state and political subdivisions of this state. House: Pensions & Investments
Senate: State Affairs
Effective immediately
HB 2387 80-0 (2007) Author: Alonzo, Roberto Relating to the investment of funds held by a local government for the purpose of paying certain postemployment benefits. House: Pensions & Investments Referred to Pensions and Investments
HB 2443 80-0 (2007) Author: Callegari, Bill Relating to the operation, organization, and management of governmental entities, including the repeal of certain obsolete laws. House: Government Reform Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 2618 80-0 (2007) Author: Guillen, Ryan
Sponsor: Zaffirini, Judith
Relating to authorizing political subdivisions to lease property owned by the political subdivision to other governmental entities without following competitive purchasing procedures. House: County Affairs
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Effective immediately
HB 2676 80-0 (2007) Author: Alonzo, Roberto Relating to regulation of residential tenancies by local governments. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 2677 80-0 (2007) Author: Alonzo, Roberto Relating to financial advisors retained by political subdivisions for the issuance of bonds. House: County Affairs No action taken in committee
HB 2799 80-0 (2007) Author: McClendon, Ruth
Sponsor: Van de Putte, Leticia
Relating to the applicability of the Texas Local Fire Fighters Retirement Act. House: Pensions & Investments
Senate: State Affairs
Effective immediately
HB 2822 80-0 (2007) Author: Bohac, Dwayne Relating to the use of public funds by a political subdivision for communications that contain false information relating to a ballot measure; providing a criminal penalty. House: Elections Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 2944 80-0 (2007) Author: Murphy, Jim
Sponsor: Whitmire, John
Relating to permits for erecting certain outdoor signs or advertising. House: Transportation
Senate: Transportation & Homeland Security
Effective on 9/1/07
HB 3054 80-0 (2007) Author: Corte, Jr., Frank Relating to the adjudication of claims arising under written contracts with local governmental entities. House: Civil Practices Left pending in committee
HB 3057 80-0 (2007) Author: Callegari, Bill | et. al.
Sponsor: Janek, Kyle
Relating to the acquisition of real property for public use. House: Land & Resource Management
Senate: State Affairs
Point of order sustained
HB 3363 80-0 (2007) Author: Alonzo, Roberto Relating to representation of constituents on local governing bodies. House: Urban Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 3379 80-0 (2007) Author: Cook, Robert Relating to groundwater conservation districts regulation of groundwater use by political subdivisions. House: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
HB 3481 80-0 (2007) Author: Puente, Robert
Sponsor: Averitt, Kip
Relating to disclosure and availability of certain information concerning certain officers of regional water planning groups. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Left pending in committee
HB 3498 80-0 (2007) Author: Keffer, Jim Relating to energy aggregation by political subdivisions. House: Urban Affairs Placed on General State Calendar
HB 3516 80-0 (2007) Author: Creighton, Brandon Relating to publication of notice for certain transactions involving local governmental entities. House: County Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 3517 80-0 (2007) Author: Creighton, Brandon
Sponsor: Watson, Kirk
Relating to competitive purchasing requirements for local governments. House: Government Reform
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Effective on 9/1/07
HB 3555 80-0 (2007) Author: Ortiz, Jr., Solomon Relating to the procedures for awarding certain contracts financed by certificates of obligation. House: Government Reform Referred to Government Reform
HB 3619 80-0 (2007) Author: Raymond, Richard | et. al.
Sponsor: Zaffirini, Judith
Relating to the authority of a political subdivision other than a county to change the date of its general election. House: Elections
Senate: State Affairs
Vetoed by the Governor
HB 3698 80-0 (2007) Author: McCall, Brian
Sponsor: Gallegos, Jr., Mario
Relating to temporary housing and emergency shelters provided by a political subdivision for disaster victims. House: Defense Affairs & State-Federal Relations
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Left pending in committee
HB 3744 80-0 (2007) Author: McClendon, Ruth Relating to the performance of the functions of the governing body of a political subdivision in the event of a disaster. House: Defense Affairs & State-Federal Relations Companion considered in lieu of in committee
HB 3769 80-0 (2007) Author: Puente, Robert
Sponsor: Averitt, Kip
Relating to the eligibility of an employee of a political subdivision of this state to be a member of the governing body of certain state agencies. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective immediately
HB 3862 80-0 (2007) Author: McClendon, Ruth
Sponsor: Wentworth, Jeff
Relating to the duties of a water service provider in an area served by sewer service of certain political subdivisions. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Committee report printed and distributed
HB 3931 80-0 (2007) Author: Homer, Mark Relating to unfunded legislative mandates on local governments. House: Government Reform Referred to Government Reform
HB 3943 80-0 (2007) Author: Herrero, Abel Relating to requiring certain persons to receive training relating to emergency management. House: Defense Affairs & State-Federal Relations Committee report sent to Calendars
HJR 47 80-0 (2007) Author: Bohac, Dwayne | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to establish for purposes of ad valorem taxation by a school district a limit on the annual increase in the appraised value of residence homesteads of five percent or more, and to permit other political subdivisions to adopt a five percent limit on those appraisal increases. House: Local Government Ways & Means Referred to Local Government Ways and Means
HJR 48 80-0 (2007) Author: Bohac, Dwayne | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to provide for an exemption from ad valorem taxation of a portion of the assessed value of a residence homestead based on the average assessed value of all qualified residence homesteads that are located in the same county as the homestead. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HJR 79 80-0 (2007) Author: Anderson, Charles "Doc" Proposing a constitutional amendment to prohibit the state or a political subdivision from taking private property for the primary purpose of economic development or to benefit a particular private party. House: Land & Resource Management Referred to Land & Resource Management
HJR 95 80-0 (2007) Author: Christian, Wayne Proposing a constitutional amendment directing state and local governmental entities that invest public funds to make investments that will benefit the Texas economy to the extent that it is possible to do so under a prudent investment strategy. House: Financial Institutions Referred to Financial Institutions
SB 61 80-0 (2007) Author: Zaffirini, Judith
Sponsor: McClendon, Ruth
Relating to the performance of the functions of the governing body of a political subdivision in the event of a disaster. House: Defense Affairs & State-Federal Relations
Senate: Transportation & Homeland Security
Effective immediately
SB 143 80-0 (2007) Author: West, Royce | et. al.
Sponsor: Veasey, Marc
Relating to fetal and infant mortality review and health warnings related to fetal and infant mortality; imposing a penalty. House: Public Health
Senate: Health & Human Services
Effective on 9/1/07
SB 478 80-0 (2007) Author: Shapleigh, Eliot Relating to the authority of a member, agency, or committee of the legislature to receive on request one copy of public information from a governmental body without charge. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 774 80-0 (2007) Author: Jackson, Mike Relating to liability of a governmental unit for certain recreational activities. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 787 80-0 (2007) Author: Hegar, Glenn Relating to the authority of political subdivisions to negotiate contracts for electricity. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SB 883 80-0 (2007) Author: Deuell, Bob | et. al.
Sponsor: Laubenberg, Jodie
Relating to the imposition of impact fees on the property of a school district. House: State Affairs
Senate: Education
Effective immediately
SB 927 80-0 (2007) Author: Williams, Tommy Relating to certain disaster response procedures for political subdivisions. Senate: Transportation & Homeland Security Referred to Transportation & Homeland Sec.
SB 1014 80-0 (2007) Author: Whitmire, John Relating to the application of the doctrine of sovereign immunity in a judicial proceeding to enforce certain employment rights. Senate: Jurisprudence No action taken in committee
SB 1015 80-0 (2007) Author: Whitmire, John Relating to the application of the doctrine of sovereign immunity in a judicial proceeding to enforce certain employment rights. House: Urban Affairs
Senate: Jurisprudence
Referred to Urban Affairs
SB 1102 80-0 (2007) Author: Duncan, Robert Relating to financial accounting and reporting for this state and political subdivisions of this state. Senate: State Affairs Not again placed on intent calendar
SB 1225 80-0 (2007) Author: Jackson, Mike Relating to publication of the annual financial statement by a school district. Senate: Education Referred to Education
SB 1228 80-0 (2007) Author: Gallegos, Jr., Mario Relating to temporary housing and emergency shelters provided by a political subdivision for disaster victims. Senate: Intergovernmental Relations Scheduled for public hearing in s/c on . . .
SB 1401 80-0 (2007) Author: Lucio, Jr., Eddie Relating to energy aggregation by political subdivisions. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SB 1575 80-0 (2007) Author: Wentworth, Jeff
Sponsor: Truitt, Vicki
Relating to the issuance of obligations by political subdivisions to pay unfunded liabilities for certain retirement benefits of officers and employees of the political subdivisions. House: Pensions & Investments
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Committee report sent to Calendars
SB 1578 80-0 (2007) Author: Wentworth, Jeff Relating to determining a municipality's extraterritorial jurisdiction for municipal consent to the creation of a political subdivision in that extraterritorial jurisdiction. Senate: Intergovernmental Relations Referred to Intergovernmental Relations
SB 1588 80-0 (2007) Author: Shapleigh, Eliot Relating to compliance by political subdivisions with the requirements and criteria of the National Flood Insurance Program. House: Land & Resource Management
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Referred to Land & Resource Management
SB 1646 80-0 (2007) Author: Duncan, Robert
Sponsor: Berman, Leo
Relating to certain election practices and procedures; providing penalties. House: Elections
Senate: State Affairs
Committee report sent to Calendars
SB 1652 80-0 (2007) Author: Ellis, Rodney Relating to the waiver of governmental immunity. Senate: State Affairs Left pending in committee
SB 1691 80-0 (2007) Author: Duncan, Robert Relating to a groundwater conservation district's regulation of groundwater use by any person, including a state agency or political subdivision. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Referred to Natural Resources
SB 1736 80-0 (2007) Author: Shapiro, Florence
Sponsor: Solomons, Burt
Relating to the powers, duties, and financing of cultural education facilities finance corporations. House: Culture, Recreation, & Tourism
Senate: Business & Commerce
Placed on General State Calendar
SB 1776 80-0 (2007) Author: Duncan, Robert
Sponsor: Berman, Leo
Relating to the requirements for accessibility to voting equipment by persons with disabilities in certain elections. House: Elections
Senate: State Affairs
Placed on General State Calendar
SB 1791 80-0 (2007) Author: Jackson, Mike Relating to a review by the sunset commission of the eminent domain authority of special districts and the abolition of that authority unless continued by the legislature. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 1868 80-0 (2007) Author: Zaffirini, Judith Relating to authorizing political subdivisions to lease property owned by the political subdivision to other governmental entities without following competitive purchasing procedures. Senate: Intergovernmental Relations No action taken in committee
SB 1935 80-0 (2007) Author: Janek, Kyle | et. al. Relating to certain restrictions and obligations in connection with establishing and using the appraised value of real property for taxation purposes; providing penalties. Senate: Finance Left pending in committee
SB 1944 80-0 (2007) Author: Patrick, Dan Relating to the use by a political subdivision of public money for fees and dues of a state association or organization. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SJR 10 80-0 (2007) Author: Janek, Kyle | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the governing body of a political subdivision to establish for purposes of ad valorem taxation by the political subdivision a limit on the maximum average annual percentage increase in the appraised value of residence homesteads in the political subdivision. Senate: Finance Left pending in committee
SJR 63 80-0 (2007) Author: Watson, Kirk Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to provide for a phase-in of the ad valorem taxes imposed by certain political subdivisions on the value of a new improvement to the residence homestead of a low-income or moderate-income person. Senate: Finance Referred to Finance
HB 115 79-0 (2005) Author: Hilderbran, Harvey | et. al. Relating to compliance by political subdivisions with unfunded legislative mandates. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 148 79-0 (2005) Author: Harper-Brown, Linda
Sponsor: Carona, John
Relating to the probationary period of persons appointed to beginning positions in certain fire or police departments. House: Urban Affairs
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Effective on 9/1/05
HB 159 79-0 (2005) Author: Talton, Robert Relating to expenditures of funds by a school district to advertise a referendum. House: Urban Affairs
Senate: Education
Referred to Education
HB 367 79-0 (2005) Author: Farabee, David Relating to the provision to certain political subdivisions of claims cost information for health and accident coverage. House: Insurance Referred directly to subcommittee by chair
HB 477 79-0 (2005) Author: Casteel, Carter | et. al. Relating to the authority of a county to regulate land development after a local option election. House: Land & Resource Management Referred to Land & Resource Management
HB 767 79-0 (2005) Author: Villarreal, Mike Relating to providing notification to a county voter registrar of the change in boundaries of a political subdivision located in the county. House: Elections Meeting cancelled
HB 775 79-0 (2005) Author: Gonzales, Veronica | et. al.
Sponsor: Lucio, Jr., Eddie
Relating to the allocation of certain community development block grant program money for the installation of street lights in colonias. House: Border & International Affairs
Senate: International Relations & Trade
Effective on 9/1/05
HB 1209 79-0 (2005) Author: Gattis, Dan | et. al.
Sponsor: Ogden, Steve
Relating to using county election precincts for any election held on the November uniform election date. House: Elections
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/05
HB 1210 79-0 (2005) Author: Gattis, Dan Relating to the amount spent by a political subdivision on a project supported by bonds approved at an election. House: Elections Left pending in committee
HB 1211 79-0 (2005) Author: Gattis, Dan | et. al. Relating to the use of proceeds of political subdivision bonds approved at an election. House: Elections Left pending in committee
HB 1213 79-0 (2005) Author: Harper-Brown, Linda
Sponsor: Deuell, Bob
Relating to fitness incentive pay for certain fire fighters and police officers. House: Urban Affairs
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Effective on 9/1/05
HB 1247 79-0 (2005) Author: Villarreal, Mike Relating to the application of certain local permit requirements to projects that threaten water availability or quality. House: Land & Resource Management Referred to Land & Resource Management
HB 1440 79-0 (2005) Author: Bohac, Dwayne | et. al. Relating to the prosecution and adjudication of the offense of graffiti and to the payment and use of a juvenile delinquency prevention fee. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Failed to receive affirmative vote in comm.
HB 1462 79-0 (2005) Author: Flores, Kino
Sponsor: Hinojosa, Juan
Relating to the referral by the Texas Water Development Board of certain persons to another state agency, office, or division for investigation or enforcement action. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective on 9/1/05
HB 1505 79-0 (2005) Author: Bonnen, Dennis Relating to developing and administering an animal control officer training program. House: Government Reform Left pending in committee
HB 1536 79-0 (2005) Author: Wong, Martha | et. al. Relating to prohibiting derogatory names or designations for public property. House: Government Reform Left pending in committee
HB 1555 79-0 (2005) Author: Alonzo, Roberto Relating to the protection of the rights of Texas voters without regard to race, color, ethnicity, or membership in a language minority group. House: Elections Left pending in committee
HB 1562 79-0 (2005) Author: Chavez, Norma
Sponsor: Madla, Frank
Relating to the authority of a local government to enter into an interlocal contract with a federally recognized Indian tribe. House: Border & International Affairs
Senate: State Affairs
Effective immediately
HB 1704 79-0 (2005) Author: Kuempel, Edmund Relating to the approval of certain permit applications by local governments. House: Land & Resource Management Laid on the table subject to call
HB 1863 79-0 (2005) Author: Uresti, Carlos
Sponsor: Van de Putte, Leticia
Relating to the termination of a campaign treasurer appointment. House: Elections
Senate: State Affairs
Effective immediately
HB 1930 79-0 (2005) Author: Turner, Sylvester Relating to the annexation of territory in political subdivisions by certain junior college districts. House: Higher Education Left pending in committee
HB 2024 79-0 (2005) Author: Hilderbran, Harvey | et. al. Relating to hunter education. House: Culture, Recreation, & Tourism
Senate: Natural Resources
Referred to Natural Resources
HB 2070 79-0 (2005) Author: Rose, Patrick | et. al. Relating to a landowner's liability for injuries incurred during certain recreational activities. House: Civil Practices Laid on the table subject to call
HB 2094 79-0 (2005) Author: Oliveira, Rene Relating to providing notification to a county voter registrar of the change in boundaries of a political subdivision located in the county. House: Elections Referred to Elections
HB 2103 79-0 (2005) Author: Homer, Mark Relating to the expiration of unfunded legislative mandates on local governments. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 2131 79-0 (2005) Author: Phillips, Larry | et. al.
Sponsor: Estes, Craig
Relating to the demonstration of financial assurance by a local government in relation to the operation of a municipal solid waste landfill facility. House: Environmental Regulation
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective immediately
HB 2140 79-0 (2005) Author: Phillips, Larry
Sponsor: Seliger, Kel
Relating to the provision of notice to affected political subdivisions regarding the proposed construction of a reservoir. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective on 9/1/05
HB 2151 79-0 (2005) Author: Dawson, Glenda Relating to allowing a political subdivision other than a county to change the date of its general election. House: Elections Returned to Local & Consent Calendars Comm.
HB 2177 79-0 (2005) Author: Phillips, Larry Relating to the administration of certain traffic safety grants. House: Transportation
Senate: Transportation & Homeland Security
Referred to Transportation & Homeland Sec.
HB 2245 79-0 (2005) Author: Cook, Robert Relating to energy aggregation by political subdivisions. House: Regulated Industries Left pending in committee
HB 2313 79-0 (2005) Author: Miller, Sid
Sponsor: Madla, Frank
Relating to noxious and invasive plants; providing a criminal penalty. House: Agriculture & Livestock
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective on 9/1/05
HB 2381 79-0 (2005) Author: Hegar, Glenn
Sponsor: Armbrister, Kenneth
Relating to posting on the Internet the notice of a meeting of a governmental body. House: State Affairs
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/05
HB 2628 79-0 (2005) Author: Denny, Mary Relating to reimbursement to local governments for roadway development through impact fees. House: Local Government Ways & Means Left pending in committee
HB 2661 79-0 (2005) Author: Krusee, Mike
Sponsor: Ogden, Steve
Relating to the use of competitive sealed proposals for certain construction projects. House: Urban Affairs
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Effective on 9/1/05
HB 2748 79-0 (2005) Author: Pickett, Joseph Relating to requirements for the issuance of land development permits by political subdivisions. House: Land & Resource Management Laid on the table subject to call
HB 2990 79-0 (2005) Author: Nixon, Joe | et. al. Relating to the immunity of certain governmental entities from suits arising under certain contracts. House: Civil Practices Referred to Civil Practices
HB 3028 79-0 (2005) Author: Rodriguez, Eddie Relating to the conditions of employment for firefighters employed by certain districts and entities; providing penalties. House: County Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 3029 79-0 (2005) Author: Strama, Mark
Sponsor: Barrientos, Gonzalo
Relating to eligibility of certain rural areas for certain state assistance. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective immediately
HB 3111 79-0 (2005) Author: Corte, Jr., Frank
Sponsor: Janek, Kyle
Relating to authorizing the presiding officer of a political subdivision to order an evacuation in certain emergency circumstances. House: Defense Affairs & State-Federal Relations
Senate: Transportation & Homeland Security
Effective immediately
HB 3116 79-0 (2005) Author: Corte, Jr., Frank Relating to the authority of regional planning commissions with respect to mutual aid agreements for emergency management purposes. House: Defense Affairs & State-Federal Relations
Senate: Transportation & Homeland Security
Referred to Transportation & Homeland Sec.
HB 3278 79-0 (2005) Author: Isett, Carl Relating to the management, security, and protection of personal information and governmental records; providing a criminal penalty. House: State Affairs Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 3356 79-0 (2005) Author: Nixon, Joe Relating to governmental contingent fee contracts for legal services entered into by a local governmental entity. House: Civil Practices Postponed
HB 3365 79-0 (2005) Author: Solis, Jim Relating to the use of excess proceeds of certificates of obligation. House: Local Government Ways & Means Referred to Local Government Ways and Means
HB 3384 79-0 (2005) Author: Chavez, Norma
Sponsor: Zaffirini, Judith
Relating to the authority of a junior college district or local workforce development board to contract under the Interlocal Cooperation Act. House: Border & International Affairs
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective immediately
HB 3464 79-0 (2005) Author: Baxter, Todd Relating to federal approval of land for habitat conservation. House: Culture, Recreation, & Tourism Referred to Culture, Recreation, and Tourism
HCR 244 79-0 (2005) Author: Hartnett, Will Instructing the enrolling clerk of the senate to make corrections in S.B. No. 1704. Filed
HJR 20 79-0 (2005) Author: Hilderbran, Harvey | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment providing that political subdivisions are exempt from unfunded legislative mandates. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
HJR 41 79-0 (2005) Author: Casteel, Carter Proposing a constitutional amendment prohibiting the state from reducing the proportion of the costs paid by the state for a function imposed by the state on political subdivisions; from requiring political subdivisions to perform a new function or to perform an existing function in a more costly way unless the state pays for the new or additional costs; and from otherwise adopting a law that requires the expenditure of money by a political subdivision for any purpose unless state funding for the purpose is provided. House: Ways & Means Left pending in committee
SB 142 79-0 (2005) Author: Wentworth, Jeff Relating to the authority of a county to regulate land development after a local option election. Senate: Intergovernmental Relations Removed from local & uncontested calendar
SB 427 79-0 (2005) Author: Van de Putte, Leticia
Sponsor: Vo, Hubert | et. al.
Relating to providing notification to a county voter registrar of the change in boundaries of a political subdivision and to notice regarding the location of a polling place. House: Elections
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/05
SB 458 79-0 (2005) Author: Fraser, Troy Relating to governmental contingent fee contracts for legal services entered into by a local governmental entity. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 543 79-0 (2005) Author: Shapleigh, Eliot Relating to the authority of a member, agency, or committee of the legislature to receive on request one copy of public information from a governmental body without charge. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 574 79-0 (2005) Author: Armbrister, Kenneth
Sponsor: Pickett, Joseph
Relating to requirements for the issuance of land development permits by political subdivisions. House: Land & Resource Management
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Effective on 9/1/05
SB 589 79-0 (2005) Author: Jackson, Mike Relating to the authority of a political subdivision to require a building permit for construction and renovation work on county-owned buildings and facilities. Senate: Intergovernmental Relations Referred to Intergovernmental Relations
SB 647 79-0 (2005) Author: Lucio, Jr., Eddie Relating to the allocation of certain community development block grant program money for the installation of street lights in colonias. Senate: International Relations & Trade Referred to International Relations and Trade
SB 759 79-0 (2005) Author: Armbrister, Kenneth Relating to energy aggregation by political subdivisions. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SB 787 79-0 (2005) Author: Williams, Tommy
Sponsor: West, George
Relating to the eligibility of certain organizations to join a risk pool established by a political subdivision for the purpose of providing uniform group benefits. House: Urban Affairs
Senate: State Affairs
Placed on General State Calendar
SB 848 79-0 (2005) Author: Shapiro, Florence | et. al.
Sponsor: Kuempel, Edmund
Relating to the approval of certain permit applications by local governments. House: Land & Resource Management
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Effective immediately
SB 927 79-0 (2005) Author: Ellis, Rodney
Sponsor: Turner, Sylvester
Relating to the annexation of territory in political subdivisions by certain junior college districts. House: Higher Education
Senate: Education
Committee report sent to Calendars
SB 935 79-0 (2005) Author: West, Royce Relating to the evaluation of applications for certain financial assistance administered by the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs. House: Urban Affairs
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Referred to Urban Affairs
SB 1002 79-0 (2005) Author: Madla, Frank
Sponsor: Delisi, Dianne
Relating to creating a TexasOnline project concerning grant assistance provided by state agencies. House: Government Reform
Senate: Government Organization
Effective on 9/1/05
SB 1091 79-0 (2005) Author: Madla, Frank
Sponsor: Miller, Sid
Relating to noxious and invasive plants; providing a criminal penalty. House: Agriculture & Livestock
Senate: Natural Resources
Postponed
SB 1092 79-0 (2005) Author: Staples, Todd Relating to the authority of regional planning commissions with respect to mutual aid agreements for emergency management purposes. Senate: Transportation & Homeland Security Referred to Transportation & Homeland Sec.
SB 1224 79-0 (2005) Author: Duncan, Robert
Sponsor: Rose, Patrick
Relating to a landowner's liability for injuries incurred during certain recreational activities. House: Civil Practices
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/05
SB 1407 79-0 (2005) Author: Estes, Craig Relating to the demonstration of financial assurance by a local government in relation to the operation of a municipal solid waste landfill facility. Senate: Natural Resources Committee report printed and distributed
SB 1433 79-0 (2005) Author: Madla, Frank
Sponsor: Rodriguez, Eddie
Relating to the conditions of employment for firefighters employed by certain districts and entities; providing penalties. House: County Affairs
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Vetoed by the Governor
SJR 9 79-0 (2005) Author: Shapleigh, Eliot Proposing a constitutional amendment to create a consolidated El Paso Metro Government by consolidating El Paso County and the City of El Paso. Senate: Intergovernmental Relations Referred to Intergovernmental Relations
SJR 25 79-0 (2005) Author: Lindsay, Jon Proposing a constitutional amendment prohibiting the state from reducing the proportion of the costs paid by the state for a function imposed by the state on political subdivisions; from requiring political subdivisions to perform a new function or to perform an existing function in a more costly way unless the state pays for the new or additional costs; and from otherwise adopting a law that requires the expenditure of money by a political subdivision for any purpose unless state funding for the purpose is provided. Senate: Finance Referred to Finance
HB 73 79-1 (2005) Author: Pena, Aaron Relating to the use of the power of eminent domain by a political subdivision. House: Land & Resource Management Left pending in committee
HB 86 79-1 (2005) Author: Van Arsdale, Corbin Relating to the use of the power of eminent domain. House: Land & Resource Management Referred to Land & Resource Management
HB 116 79-1 (2005) Author: Woolley, Beverly | et. al. Relating to limiting the use of eminent domain to take private property for economic development purposes. House: Land & Resource Management Committee report sent to Calendars
SB 62 79-1 (2005) Author: Janek, Kyle | et. al.
Sponsor: Woolley, Beverly
Relating to limiting the use of eminent domain to take private property for private parties or economic development purposes and to certain eminent domain procedures. House: Land & Resource Management
Senate: State Affairs
House refuses to grant request conf comm-rept
SB 78 79-1 (2005) Author: Shapleigh, Eliot Relating to the use of the power of eminent domain. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SJR 15 79-1 (2005) Author: Shapleigh, Eliot Proposing a constitutional amendment to prohibit taking of property through eminent domain for economic development, except in certain circumstances, or to raise certain revenue. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 12 79-2 (2005) Author: Corte, Jr., Frank Relating to limiting the use of eminent domain to take private property for private parties or economic development purposes and to certain eminent domain procedures. House: Land & Resource Management Referred to Land & Resource Management
HB 15 79-2 (2005) Author: Pena, Aaron Relating to the use of the power of eminent domain by a political subdivision. House: Land & Resource Management Referred to Land & Resource Management
HB 16 79-2 (2005) Author: Woolley, Beverly | et. al. Relating to limits on the use of the power of eminent domain. House: Land & Resource Management Laid on the table subject to call
HB 66 79-2 (2005) Author: Corte, Jr., Frank | et. al. Relating to the exercise of the power of eminent domain. House: Land & Resource Management Referred to Land & Resource Management
HJR 11 79-2 (2005) Author: Corte, Jr., Frank | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment to prohibit the state or a political subdivision from taking private property for the primary purpose of economic development or to benefit a particular class of identifiable individuals. House: Land & Resource Management Referred to Land & Resource Management
SB 7 79-2 (2005) Author: Janek, Kyle | et. al.
Sponsor: Woolley, Beverly | et. al.
Relating to limits on the use of the power of eminent domain. House: Land & Resource Management
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
SB 26 79-2 (2005) Author: Shapleigh, Eliot Relating to the use of the power of eminent domain. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 41 79-2 (2005) Author: Armbrister, Kenneth Relating to the exercise of the power of eminent domain. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 212 78-0 (2003) Author: Keel, Terry | et. al.
Sponsor: Wentworth, Jeff
Relating to the regulation of political signs by a municipality. House: Urban Affairs
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Effective on 9/1/03
HB 310 78-0 (2003) Author: Villarreal, Mike Relating to the financing of campaigns for certain local government offices; providing criminal penalties. House: Elections Left pending in committee
HB 398 78-0 (2003) Author: Mowery, Anna Relating to the approval process for certain housing project sites proposed by public housing authorities. House: Urban Affairs
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Referred to Intergovernmental Relations
HB 437 78-0 (2003) Author: Allen, Ray Relating to an exemption from public disclosure for information that is collected, assembled, or maintained for purposes of emergency management or disaster planning. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 463 78-0 (2003) Author: Gallego, Pete Relating to the terms of an employment contract of a political subdivision. House: County Affairs No action taken in committee
HB 526 78-0 (2003) Author: Smith, Todd Relating to reports on the vulnerability of local government computer systems and electronic data to harm or unauthorized access. House: County Affairs No action taken in committee
HB 1171 78-0 (2003) Author: Madden, Jerry
Sponsor: Ratliff, Bill
Relating to the notice required to be given to a governmental entity to recover in a suit on a payment bond. House: State Affairs
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/03
HB 1179 78-0 (2003) Author: Chisum, Warren Relating to use of certain public funds to influence legislation; imposing a criminal penalty. House: Elections Referred to Elections
HB 1335 78-0 (2003) Author: Villarreal, Mike Relating to the authority of certain political subdivisions to regulate political campaigns; providing a penalty. House: Elections Subcommittee members named
HB 1400 78-0 (2003) Author: Kuempel, Edmund Relating to certain exemptions from requirements applicable to local permits. House: Land & Resource Management Referred to Land and Resource Management
HB 1427 78-0 (2003) Author: Keel, Terry Relating to authorizing political subdivisions to trap and transport or transplant deer. House: State Cultural and Recreational Resources Placed on General State Calendar
HB 1532 78-0 (2003) Author: Cook, Robert Relating to authority of political subdivisions to exercise the power of eminent domain to acquire rights to water. House: Natural Resources Postponed
HB 1643 78-0 (2003) Author: Bailey, Kevin | et. al. Relating to conditions of employment for peace officers employed by certain municipalities. House: Urban Affairs Reason for vote recorded in Journal
HB 1688 78-0 (2003) Author: Phillips, Larry Relating to the collection of the costs of providing certain notice related to registered sex offenders. House: Law Enforcement Referred to Law Enforcement
HB 1719 78-0 (2003) Author: Goodman, Toby Relating to allowing a school board to conduct certain team building sessions in a closed meeting. House: State Affairs Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 1726 78-0 (2003) Author: Wise, Miguel Relating to the use of proceeds from criminal asset forfeiture to fund certain counseling for victims of crime. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
HB 1777 78-0 (2003) Author: Dawson, Glenda
Sponsor: Jackson, Mike
Relating to allowing a political subdivision other than a county to change the date of its general election. House: Elections
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Effective immediately
HB 1808 78-0 (2003) Author: Hill, Fred Relating to the regulation of tow trucks and to the authority of a political subdivision of this state to regulate tow trucks; providing penalties. House: Transportation
Senate: Business & Commerce
Referred to Business & Commerce
HB 2036 78-0 (2003) Author: Swinford, David
Sponsor: Bivins, Teel
Relating to allowing certain political subdivisions to enter agreements with other political subdivisions for the collection of past due amounts for certain utility or waste disposal services. House: Government Reform
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Effective immediately
HB 2098 78-0 (2003) Author: Oliveira, Rene Relating to political subdivision workers compensation purposes. House: Business & Industry Left pending in committee
HB 2125 78-0 (2003) Author: Hupp, Suzanna Relating to the creation of a Texas Privacy and Security Act and addressing the ways in which the information practices of state and local governmental entities affect personal privacy and the security of this state. House: State Affairs No action taken in committee
HB 2177 78-0 (2003) Author: Elkins, Gary Relating to notice provided to a certain self-insured entities for workers' compensation purposes. House: Business & Industry Reported favorably as substituted
HB 2182 78-0 (2003) Author: Bohac, Dwayne | et. al. Relating to common and public nuisances and the creation of and allocation of money from a nuisance abatement fund. House: Civil Practices Left pending in committee
HB 2245 78-0 (2003) Author: Pena, Aaron Relating to the use of proceeds from criminal asset forfeiture to fund certain activities sponsored or conducted by the Texas Commission on Alcohol and Drug Abuse. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Meeting cancelled
HB 2337 78-0 (2003) Author: Turner, Sylvester Relating to the purchase of electricity and energy services by political subdivision aggregators. House: Regulated Industries Meeting cancelled
HB 2339 78-0 (2003) Author: Turner, Sylvester Relating to access to the ERCOT independent system operator portal by a political subdivision aggregator. House: Regulated Industries Left pending in committee
HB 2354 78-0 (2003) Author: Deshotel, Joe Relating to the time of the local canvass and the counting of certain early voting mail ballots in certain elections. House: Elections Referred to Elections
HB 2381 78-0 (2003) Author: Noriega, Rick Relating to the regulation of certain extra job coordinators by the Texas Commission on Private Security. House: Law Enforcement Referred to Law Enforcement
HB 2383 78-0 (2003) Author: Hegar, Glenn
Sponsor: Janek, Kyle
Relating to the eligibility for exemption from ad valorem taxation of public property used for certain religious purposes. House: Local Government Ways and Means
Senate: Administration
Effective on 1/1/04
HB 2459 78-0 (2003) Author: Krusee, Mike Relating to the powers and duties of a regional mobility authority, including the power of eminent domain and the power to issue bonds; imposing criminal penalties. House: Transportation Left pending in committee
HB 2484 78-0 (2003) Author: Uresti, Carlos Relating to mandatory venue in actions against certain political subdivisions. House: Civil Practices Meeting cancelled
HB 2486 78-0 (2003) Author: Casteel, Carter Relating to the authority of a county to regulate land development after a local option election. House: Land & Resource Management Left pending in committee
HB 2492 78-0 (2003) Author: Isett, Carl Relating to continued health insurance benefits for eligible surviving spouses of certain officers and employees of political subdivisions. House: County Affairs Withdrawn from calendar
HB 2528 78-0 (2003) Author: Madden, Jerry
Sponsor: Fraser, Troy
Relating to the authority of school districts to purchase electricity through a political subdivision corporation. House: Public Education
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective immediately
HB 2550 78-0 (2003) Author: Nixon, Joe Relating to governmental contingent fee contracts for legal services entered into by a local governmental entity. House: State Affairs Statement(s) of vote recorded in Journal
HB 2617 78-0 (2003) Author: Mowery, Anna | et. al. Relating to tax credits and tax exemptions awarded to certain entities providing affordable housing. House: Urban Affairs Placed on General State Calendar
HB 2630 78-0 (2003) Author: Deshotel, Joe Relating to the time of the local canvass and the counting of certain early voting mail ballots in certain elections. House: Elections Referred to Elections
HB 2687 78-0 (2003) Author: Geren, Charlie Relating to procedures for compensating owners of outdoor advertising that is subject to condemnation. House: Land & Resource Management Left pending in committee
HB 2828 78-0 (2003) Author: Bailey, Kevin Relating to complaints against certain peace officers and fire fighters. House: Urban Affairs Referred to Urban Affairs
HB 2866 78-0 (2003) Author: Swinford, David
Sponsor: Madla, Frank
Relating to coordinated inspection of certain child-care facilities for compliance with fire safety and sanitation standards. House: Human Services
Senate: Health & Human Services
Effective on 9/1/03
HB 2873 78-0 (2003) Author: Alonzo, Roberto Relating to representation of constituents on local governing bodies. House: Urban Affairs Comm. report sent to Local & Consent Calendar
HB 2879 78-0 (2003) Author: Bonnen, Dennis Relating to the exemption from ad valorem taxation of property owned by a political subdivision of this state that is rented or leased for certain purposes. House: Local Government Ways and Means Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 3037 78-0 (2003) Author: Cook, Robert Relating to energy aggregation by political subdivisions. House: Regulated Industries Left pending in committee
HB 3089 78-0 (2003) Author: Dukes, Dawnna
Sponsor: Wentworth, Jeff
Relating to competitive purchasing procedures for certain counties. House: County Affairs
Senate: Administration
Effective on 9/1/03
HB 3249 78-0 (2003) Author: McClendon, Ruth Relating to exemptions from the Mortgage Broker License Act. House: Financial Institutions Referred to Financial Institutions
HB 3497 78-0 (2003) Author: Raymond, Richard Relating to funding and extending the expiration date of the regional emergency medical dispatch resource center pilot program. House: Public Health Laid on the table subject to call
HJR 25 78-0 (2003) Author: Wilson, Ron Proposing a constitutional amendment prohibiting discrimination against or preferential treatment of a person in public employment, public education, or public contracting after the economic effects of past discrimination have been offset through the payment of reparations. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
HJR 60 78-0 (2003) Author: McClendon, Ruth Proposing a constitutional amendment to prohibit increases in ad valorem taxes imposed by a political subdivision on the residence homestead of an elderly person or the person's surviving spouse. House: Local Government Ways and Means Left pending in committee
SB 302 78-0 (2003) Author: Brimer, Kim Relating to the collection of the costs of providing certain notice related to registered sex offenders. Senate: Criminal Justice Referred to Criminal Justice
SB 478 78-0 (2003) Author: Duncan, Robert
Sponsor: Campbell, Scott
Relating to disqualification for eligibility for workers' compensation benefits of certain persons who perform services that benefit a political subdivision. House: Business & Industry
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/03
SB 562 78-0 (2003) Author: Gallegos, Jr., Mario
Sponsor: Talton, Robert | et. al.
Relating to conditions of employment for peace officers employed by certain municipalities. House: Urban Affairs
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Placed on Major State Calendar
SB 614 78-0 (2003) Author: Barrientos, Gonzalo Relating to complaints against certain peace officers and fire fighters. Senate: Intergovernmental Relations Referred to Intergovernmental Relations
SB 720 78-0 (2003) Author: Madla, Frank Relating to the sale by defense base development authorities of property located in an enterprise zone. House: Defense Affairs and State-Federal Relations
Senate: Veteran Affairs & Military Installations
Referred to Defense Affairs & State-Fed Rel
SB 750 78-0 (2003) Author: Madla, Frank | et. al. Relating to the requirement that governmental public notices be published in Spanish-language newspapers. Senate: State Affairs Co-author authorized
SB 759 78-0 (2003) Author: Brimer, Kim
Sponsor: Geren, Charlie
Relating to certain pesticide application by persons engaged in pest control work for a political subdivision. House: Agriculture & Livestock
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Effective immediately
SB 841 78-0 (2003) Author: Whitmire, John
Sponsor: Noriega, Rick
Relating to the regulation of certain extra job coordinators by the Texas Commission on Private Security. House: Law Enforcement
Senate: Criminal Justice
Effective immediately
SB 911 78-0 (2003) Author: Barrientos, Gonzalo | et. al. Relating to firefighter employment in certain political subdivisions; providing criminal penalties. Senate: Intergovernmental Relations Not again placed on intent calendar
SB 959 78-0 (2003) Author: Duncan, Robert
Sponsor: Isett, Carl
Relating to continued health insurance benefits for eligible surviving spouses of certain officers and employees of political subdivisions. House: County Affairs
Senate: State Affairs
Effective immediately
SB 973 78-0 (2003) Author: Barrientos, Gonzalo Relating to firefighter employment in certain political subdivisions; providing criminal penalties. Senate: Intergovernmental Relations Referred to Intergovernmental Relations
SB 1036 78-0 (2003) Author: Wentworth, Jeff Relating to the regulation of political signs by a municipality. Senate: Intergovernmental Relations Referred to Intergovernmental Relations
SB 1175 78-0 (2003) Author: Harris, Chris Relating to the regulation of tow trucks and to the authority of a political subdivision of this state to regulate tow trucks; providing penalties. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SB 1227 78-0 (2003) Author: Duncan, Robert
Sponsor: Cook, Robert
Relating to authority of political subdivisions to exercise the power of eminent domain to acquire rights to water. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Placed on General State Calendar
SB 1229 78-0 (2003) Author: Wentworth, Jeff
Sponsor: Dukes, Dawnna
Relating to competitive purchasing procedures for certain counties. House: County Affairs
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Laid on the table subject to call
SB 1249 78-0 (2003) Author: Armbrister, Kenneth Relating to procedures for compensating owners of outdoor advertising that is subject to condemnation. Senate: Intergovernmental Relations Left pending in committee
SB 1264 78-0 (2003) Author: Armbrister, Kenneth Relating to the donation by political subdivisions of outdated or surplus fire-protection and emergency services equipment to certain fire departments. Senate: Intergovernmental Relations Referred to Intergovernmental Relations
SB 1352 78-0 (2003) Author: Jackson, Mike Relating to the exemption from ad valorem taxation of property owned by a political subdivision of this state that is rented or leased for certain purposes. Senate: Intergovernmental Relations Referred to Intergovernmental Relations
SB 1409 78-0 (2003) Author: Deuell, Bob | et. al.
Sponsor: Raymond, Richard
Relating to the regional emergency medical dispatch resource center pilot program. House: Public Health
Senate: Health & Human Services
Effective immediately
SB 1582 78-0 (2003) Author: Wentworth, Jeff
Sponsor: Keel, Terry
Relating to authorizing political subdivisions and property owners' associations to trap and transport white-tailed deer. House: State Cultural and Recreational Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective on 9/1/03
SB 1631 78-0 (2003) Author: Wentworth, Jeff
Sponsor: Casteel, Carter
Relating to the authority of certain counties to regulate planning and infrastructure after a local option election. House: Land & Resource Management
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Committee report sent to Calendars
SB 1650 78-0 (2003) Author: Hinojosa, Juan Relating to the creation of a Texas Privacy and Security Act and addressing the ways in which the information practices of state and local governmental entities affect personal privacy and the security of this state. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 1721 78-0 (2003) Author: Williams, Tommy | et. al. Relating to governmental contingent fee contracts for legal services entered into by a local governmental entity. Senate: Intergovernmental Relations Co-author authorized
SB 1758 78-0 (2003) Author: Jackson, Mike Relating to the exemption from ad valorem taxation of property owned by a political subdivision of this state that is rented or leased for certain purposes. Senate: Intergovernmental Relations Referred to Intergovernmental Relations
SB 1851 78-0 (2003) Author: Gallegos, Jr., Mario Relating to the annexation by certain junior college districts of remaining territory in a political subdivision. Senate: Education Referred to Education
SB 1856 78-0 (2003) Author: Duncan, Robert Relating to the applicability of laws relating to conflicts of interest to regional education service centers. Senate: Education Referred to Education
SB 1924 78-0 (2003) Author: Ogden, Steve Relating to the powers and duties of a regional mobility authority, including the power of eminent domain and the power to issue bonds; providing criminal penalties. Senate: Infrastructure Development and Security Left pending in committee
SJR 53 78-0 (2003) Author: Armbrister, Kenneth Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing political subdivisions to donate outdated or surplus fire-protection and emergency services equipment to certain fire departments. Senate: Intergovernmental Relations Referred to Intergovernmental Relations
HB 52 78-2 (2003) Author: Alonzo, Roberto Relating to allowing a political subdivision to hold a local option election on whether a lawfully admitted resident alien may vote in an election held by the political subdivision. Filed
HJR 2 78-2 (2003) Author: Alonzo, Roberto Proposing a constitutional amendment providing by local option for a lawfully admitted resident alien to vote in an election held by a political subdivision. Filed
HB 58 78-4 (2003) Author: Casteel, Carter Relating to providing for an increase in certain tax rates of a taxing unit because of the imposition of an unfunded federal mandate or approval of a local measure. House: Local Government Ways and Means Referred to Local Government Ways and Means
HB 67 78-4 (2003) Author: Hilderbran, Harvey Relating to compliance by political subdivisions with unfunded legislative mandates. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HJR 13 78-4 (2003) Author: Casteel, Carter Proposing a constitutional amendment prohibiting the state from reducing the proportion of the costs paid by the state for a function imposed by the state on political subdivisions; from requiring political subdivisions to perform a new function or to perform an existing function in a more costly way unless the state pays for the new or additional costs; and from otherwise adopting a law that requires the expenditure of money by a political subdivision for any purpose unless state funding for the purpose is provided. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HJR 14 78-4 (2003) Author: Hilderbran, Harvey Proposing a constitutional amendment providing that political subdivisions are exempt from unfunded legislative mandates. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 670 77-0 (2001) Author: Wilson, Ron Relating to a prohibition against naming a tax-supported public facility after a business entity. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 798 77-0 (2001) Author: Gallego, Pete
Sponsor: Madla, Frank
Relating to the terms of an employment contract of a political subdivision. House: County Affairs
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
No action taken in committee
HB 928 77-0 (2001) Author: Coleman, Garnet Relating to the powers of a local government corporation. House: Transportation Referred to Transportation
HB 1254 77-0 (2001) Author: West, George
Sponsor: Bivins, Teel
Relating to the extension of uniform group benefits for political subdivisions to certain affiliated service contractors. House: County Affairs
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Effective on 9/1/01
HB 1409 77-0 (2001) Author: Junell, Robert Relating to certain restrictions on the authority of a regional planning commission, a council of governments, or a similar regional planning agency to contract to administer or collect a fee for administering federal funds. House: State Affairs Considered in Calendars
HB 1486 77-0 (2001) Author: Najera, Manny Relating to reviews by the comptroller or the state auditor of contracts involving state money. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 1528 77-0 (2001) Author: Bailey, Kevin Relating to prohibiting collective bargaining between the state or a political subdivision of the state and certain labor organizations representing public employees that advocate the right to strike. House: State Affairs No action taken in committee
HB 1670 77-0 (2001) Author: Coleman, Garnet Relating to the functions of a municipal or county cultural education facilities finance corporation. House: County Affairs Companion considered in lieu of in committee
HB 1680 77-0 (2001) Author: Bosse, Fred | et. al.
Sponsor: Whitmire, John
Relating to the regulation of certain extra job coordinators by the Texas Commission on Private Security. House: Public Safety
Senate: Criminal Justice
Vetoed by the Governor
HB 1681 77-0 (2001) Author: Bosse, Fred | et. al.
Sponsor: Cain, David
Relating to the regulation of tow trucks by political subdivisions of this state. House: Transportation
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Effective on 9/1/01
HB 1815 77-0 (2001) Author: Green, Rick Relating to the frequency of municipal bond elections. House: County Affairs Referred to County Affairs
HB 1857 77-0 (2001) Author: Kitchen, Ann | et. al. Relating to restrictions on the authority of a person to transport petroleum products in a pipeline system. House: Energy Resources Subcommittee members named
HB 2151 77-0 (2001) Author: Danburg, Debra Relating to the authority of local governments to aggregate, purchase, and sell energy and natural gas. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 2506 77-0 (2001) Author: Danburg, Debra Relating to the authority of local governments to purchase electricity and energy services on behalf of citizens. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 2544 77-0 (2001) Author: Naishtat, Elliott
Sponsor: Barrientos, Gonzalo
Relating to the acquisition and disposition of land or another real property interest by a political subdivision. House: Land & Resource Management
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Effective on 9/1/01
HB 2611 77-0 (2001) Author: Cook, Robert Relating to floodplain management and flood insurance; providing a criminal penalty. House: Land & Resource Management Referred to Land and Resource Management
HB 2659 77-0 (2001) Author: Marchant, Kenny Relating to the authority of a political subdivision to offer certain alarm services. House: Public Safety Left pending in committee
HB 2778 77-0 (2001) Author: Farabee, David
Sponsor: Madla, Frank
Relating to the membership of the interagency work group on unfunded mandates on political subdivisions. House: State Affairs
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Effective on 9/1/01
HB 2810 77-0 (2001) Author: Wolens, Steven
Sponsor: Cain, David
Relating to the application of statutes that classify political subdivisions according to population. House: State Affairs
Senate: Administration
Effective on 9/1/01
HB 3305 77-0 (2001) Author: Martinez Fischer, Trey
Sponsor: Van de Putte, Leticia
Relating to changing the deadlines and authority for ordering the election and filing for candidacy in political subdivision elections. House: Elections
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Vetoed by the Governor
HB 3333 77-0 (2001) Author: Woolley, Beverly
Sponsor: Whitmire, John
Relating to permissible investments by deferred compensation plans for employees of political subdivisions. House: Pensions & Investments
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Effective on 9/1/01
HB 3352 77-0 (2001) Author: Keffer, Jim Relating to a credit against severance taxes for a person who transfers ownership of a water supply pipeline to a political subdivision of this state. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HB 3512 77-0 (2001) Author: Hamric, Peggy Relating to the denial of renewal of a driver's license for failure to appear. House: Public Safety Referred to Public Safety
HJR 73 77-0 (2001) Author: Wilson, Ron Proposing a constitutional amendment prohibiting preferential treatment of a person in public employment, public education, or public contracting after the economic effects of past discrimination have been offset through the payment of reparations. House: State Affairs No action taken in committee
HR 1351 77-0 (2001) Author: Martinez Fischer, Trey Suspending limitations on conference committee jurisdiction, H.B. No. 3305. Reported enrolled
HR 1384 77-0 (2001) Author: Walker, Gary Suspending limitations on conference committee jurisdiction, S.B. No. 510. Reported enrolled
SB 354 77-0 (2001) Author: Lindsay, Jon
Sponsor: Coleman, Garnet
Relating to the powers of a local government corporation. House: Transportation
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Vetoed by the Governor
SB 510 77-0 (2001) Author: Armbrister, Kenneth | et. al.
Sponsor: Walker, Gary
Relating to the procurement methods a political subdivision or a related entity or certain educational institutions may use. House: Urban Affairs
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Effective on 9/1/01
SB 588 77-0 (2001) Author: Lindsay, Jon
Sponsor: Coleman, Garnet
Relating to the functions of a municipal or county cultural education facilities finance corporation. House: County Affairs
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Effective immediately
SB 866 77-0 (2001) Author: Nelson, Jane | et. al. Relating to the creation of a Texas Privacy Act and addressing the ways in which the information practices of state and local governmental entities affect personal privacy. House: State Affairs
Senate: Business & Commerce
Referred to State Affairs
SB 936 77-0 (2001) Author: Armbrister, Kenneth
Sponsor: Cook, Robert
Relating to floodplain management and flood insurance; providing a criminal penalty. House: Land & Resource Management
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective on 9/1/01
SB 996 77-0 (2001) Author: Lindsay, Jon Relating to the authority of local governments to aggregate, purchase, and sell energy and natural gas. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SB 1016 77-0 (2001) Author: Madla, Frank
Sponsor: Junell, Robert
Relating to the review of financial audits of regional planning commissions. House: State Affairs
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Effective on 9/1/01
SB 1018 77-0 (2001) Author: Van de Putte, Leticia Relating to changing the deadlines for ordering the election and filing for candidacy in political subdivision elections. Senate: Intergovernmental Relations Referred to Intergovernmental Relations
SB 1222 77-0 (2001) Author: Whitmire, John Relating to the regulation of certain extra job coordinators by the Texas Commission on Private Security. Senate: Criminal Justice Referred to Criminal Justice
SB 1371 77-0 (2001) Author: Brown, J. E.
Sponsor: Hamric, Peggy
Relating to denial of renewal of a driver's license for failure to appear for certain offenses or to pay certain fines. House: Public Safety
Senate: Criminal Justice
Effective on 9/1/01
SB 1392 77-0 (2001) Author: Brown, J. E. Relating to a declaration of local disaster. Senate: Intergovernmental Relations Referred to Intergovernmental Relations
SB 1553 77-0 (2001) Author: Barrientos, Gonzalo Relating to the acquisition and disposition of land or another real property interest by a political subdivision. Senate: Intergovernmental Relations Referred to Intergovernmental Relations
SB 1669 77-0 (2001) Author: Cain, David Relating to the application of statutes that classify political subdivisions according to population. Senate: Administration Referred to Administration
SJR 13 77-0 (2001) Author: Shapleigh, Eliot Proposing a constitutional amendment to create a consolidated El Paso Metro government by consolidating El Paso County and certain political subdivisions in El Paso County. Senate: Intergovernmental Relations Referred to Intergovernmental Relations
HB 19 76-0 (1999) Author: Goolsby, Tony | et. al. Relating to the denial of a motor vehicle registration for failure to pay municipal parking fines. House: Public Safety Statement(s) of vote recorded in Journal
HB 430 76-0 (1999) Author: Turner, Bob | et. al. Relating to the authority of a political subdivision to prepare and implement a regional habitat conservation plan or habitat conservation plan or to enter into a conservation agreement. House: Land & Resource Management Laid on the table subject to call
HB 604 76-0 (1999) Author: Craddick, Tom | et. al. Relating to contingent fee contracts for legal services entered into by a state or local governmental entity and to the deposit of certain delinquent or disputed funds recovered by a state or local governmental entity. House: State Affairs Companion considered in lieu of in committee
HB 665 76-0 (1999) Author: Denny, Mary | et. al.
Sponsor: Haywood, Tom
Relating to enforcement of the Flood Control and Insurance Act in certain counties. House: Land & Resource Management
Senate: Natural Resources
No action taken in committee
HB 732 76-0 (1999) Author: Bosse, Fred
Sponsor: Brown, J. E.
Relating to stormwater management and regulation by certain political subdivisions; providing a penalty. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective immediately
HB 826 76-0 (1999) Author: Greenberg, Sherri
Sponsor: Wentworth, Jeff
Relating to alternative dispute resolution proceedings of governmental bodies and the resolution of certain contract claims against the state. House: State Affairs
Senate: State Affairs
Effective in 90 days -- 8/30/99
HB 858 76-0 (1999) Author: Lewis, Ron Relating to exempting political subdivisions of this state from the payment of a fee for registration of vehicles. House: Transportation Referred to Transportation
HB 1098 76-0 (1999) Author: Bosse, Fred Relating to enforcement of the Flood Control and Insurance Act in certain counties. House: Land & Resource Management Laid on the table subject to call
HB 1561 76-0 (1999) Author: Green, Rick | et. al. Relating to the authority of governmental entities to bring suit against a firearms or ammunition manufacturer, trade association, or seller. House: Civil Practices Left pending in committee
HB 1666 76-0 (1999) Author: Green, Rick
Sponsor: Armbrister, Kenneth
Relating to the operation of the Nixon Hospital District of Gonzales and Wilson Counties, Texas, and Gonzales Healthcare Systems. House: County Affairs
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Effective immediately
HB 1704 76-0 (1999) Author: Kuempel, Edmund | et. al.
Sponsor: Shapiro, Florence
Relating to the approval of certain permit applications by local governments. House: Land & Resource Management
Senate: State Affairs
Effective immediately
HB 1755 76-0 (1999) Author: Lewis, Ron Relating to the requirements for the creation of a political subdivision to supply water or sewer services, roadways, or drainage facilities in the extraterritorial jurisdiction of a municipality. House: Land & Resource Management Considered in Calendars
HB 1912 76-0 (1999) Author: Cuellar, Henry
Sponsor: Shapiro, Florence
Relating to unfunded state mandates on political subdivisions. House: State Affairs
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/99
HB 1930 76-0 (1999) Author: Maxey, Glen Relating to insurance provided by or through certain development corporations created by certain political subdivisions. House: Urban Affairs Referred to Urban Affairs
HB 2090 76-0 (1999) Author: Cuellar, Henry | et. al. Relating to competition by a state agency or political subdivision with private enterprise. House: State Affairs Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 2386 76-0 (1999) Author: Talton, Robert | et. al. Relating to discrimination or preferential treatment by the state or a political subdivision of the state because of race, color, sex, ethnicity, or national origin. House: State Affairs No action taken in committee
HB 2434 76-0 (1999) Author: Uher, D.R.
Sponsor: Moncrief, Mike
Relating to insurance provided by or through certain development corporations created by certain political subdivisions. House: Urban Affairs
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Effective in 90 days -- 8/30/99
HB 2648 76-0 (1999) Author: Madden, Jerry Relating to the creation of water districts or political subdivisions and the annexation of land by a water district or political subdivision. House: Land & Resource Management Left pending in committee
HB 2650 76-0 (1999) Author: Smith, Todd Relating to the adoption of unfunded state mandates on political subdivisions by the legislature. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 2659 76-0 (1999) Author: Krusee, Mike Relating to the regulation of land development by a political subdivision that affects certain property in or near certain road districts. House: Land & Resource Management Withdrawn from calendar
HB 2729 76-0 (1999) Author: Longoria, John
Sponsor: Madla, Frank
Relating to regional business certification programs for purchasing by political subdivisions. House: County Affairs
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Effective immediately
HB 2736 76-0 (1999) Author: Solomons, Burt Relating to the creation of a task force and demonstration project regarding the provision of certain state agency and local government services to the general public and to regulated entities through the Internet. House: State Affairs Companion considered in lieu of in committee
HB 2754 76-0 (1999) Author: Smithee, John
Sponsor: Sibley, David
Relating to the administration of risk pools that provide health and accident coverage for political subdivisions. House: Insurance
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Effective on 9/1/99
HB 2785 76-0 (1999) Author: Dunnam, Jim | et. al.
Sponsor: Madla, Frank
Relating to the effective date of a change in a boundary of certain political subdivisions for purposes of an election. House: Elections
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Effective on 1/1/00
HB 2888 76-0 (1999) Author: Bailey, Kevin Relating to the prohibition of collective bargaining by certain political entities or subdivisions. House: Urban Affairs Referred to Urban Affairs
HB 2898 76-0 (1999) Author: Coleman, Garnet
Sponsor: Whitmire, John
Relating to the execution of credit agreements and issuance of obligations by certain political subdivisions. House: Urban Affairs
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Effective on 9/1/99
HB 3077 76-0 (1999) Author: Wilson, Ron Relating to the District of Travis. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 3110 76-0 (1999) Author: Longoria, John Relating to the oversight and operations of regional planning commissions and councils of governments. House: State Affairs Companion considered in lieu of in committee
HB 3189 76-0 (1999) Author: Driver, Joe
Sponsor: Jackson, Mike
Relating to the sale, servicing, installation, or monitoring of fire alarms, fire detection devices, or other alarm systems. House: Public Safety
Senate: Economic Development
Effective on 9/1/99
HB 3241 76-0 (1999) Author: Green, Rick Relating to restrictions on the construction or operations of health and fitness facilities by a political subdivision. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 3257 76-0 (1999) Author: Homer, Mark
Sponsor: Cain, David
Relating to allowing certain political subdivisions to change the date of the general election for officers. House: Elections
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/99
HB 3314 76-0 (1999) Author: Cuellar, Henry Relating to the requirements for the conveyance of an interest in real property from a political subdivision to an institution of higher education. House: Land & Resource Management Left pending in committee
HB 3316 76-0 (1999) Author: Cuellar, Henry Relating to donations and other transfers of real or personal property to institutions of higher education. House: Land & Resource Management Left pending in committee
HB 3318 76-0 (1999) Author: Hartnett, Will Relating to uniform rules of consanguinity in this state. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 3612 76-0 (1999) Author: Hilbert, Paul Relating to a prohibition on certain agreements between certain political subdivisions and a private entity that provides tow trucks. House: Transportation Referred to Transportation
HB 3677 76-0 (1999) Author: Garcia, Domingo Relating to requirements of a local option election. House: Licensing & Administrative Procedures Referred to Licensing & Admin. Procedures
HB 3722 76-0 (1999) Author: Bailey, Kevin Relating to certain diseases or illnesses suffered by a public safety employee. House: Business & Industry Referred to Business & Industry
HJR 8 76-0 (1999) Author: Green, Rick Proposing a constitutional amendment to authorize the ad valorem taxation of property owned by a municipality in certain circumstances. House: Ways & Means Left pending in committee
HJR 24 76-0 (1999) Author: Talton, Robert Proposing a constitutional amendment to impose term limits on state, district, and local elective offices. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HJR 61 76-0 (1999) Author: Puente, Robert | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment to allow the voters of certain counties to adopt a charter that restructures and empowers the county government and that may allow the integration of the county government with certain other political subdivisions located, in whole or in part, in the county. House: County Affairs Left pending in committee
HJR 69 76-0 (1999) Author: Lewis, Glenn
Sponsor: Harris, Chris
Proposing a constitutional amendment permitting a political subdivision to purchase property and casualty insurance from certain mutual insurance companies. House: County Affairs
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Filed with the Secretary of State
SB 77 76-0 (1999) Author: Truan, Carlos | et. al.
Sponsor: Cuellar, Henry
Relating to the making of international cooperation agreements by state agencies and political subdivisions; authorizing the issuance of bonds. House: State Affairs
Senate: Border Affairs - Special
Effective in 90 days -- 8/30/99
SB 113 76-0 (1999) Author: Fraser, Troy | et. al. Relating to contingent fee contracts for legal services entered into by a state governmental entity and to the deposit of certain delinquent or disputed funds recovered by a state governmental entity. House: State Affairs
Senate: Finance
Left pending in committee
SB 142 76-0 (1999) Author: Brown, J. E.
Sponsor: Bosse, Fred
Relating to enforcement of the Flood Control and Insurance Act in certain counties. House: Land & Resource Management
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective immediately
SB 272 76-0 (1999) Author: Brown, J. E.
Sponsor: Lewis, Ron
Relating to regional water planning groups. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective immediately
SB 300 76-0 (1999) Author: Truan, Carlos Relating to the use by political subdivisions that receive state financial assistance for water supply and sewer projects in economically distressed areas of the revenue received from those projects. Senate: Border Affairs - Special Referred to Border Affairs
SB 383 76-0 (1999) Author: Duncan, Robert
Sponsor: West, George
Relating to access to criminal history record information by a political subdivision for certain background checks. House: Public Safety
Senate: Criminal Justice
Effective immediately
SB 549 76-0 (1999) Author: Haywood, Tom | et. al.
Sponsor: Longoria, John
Relating to the oversight and operations of regional planning commissions and councils of governments. House: State Affairs
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Committee report sent to Calendars
SB 630 76-0 (1999) Author: Truan, Carlos Relating to the use by political subdivisions that receive state financial assistance for water supply and sewer service projects in economically distressed areas of the revenue from the operation of those projects. Senate: Border Affairs - Special Withdrawn from intent calendar
SB 679 76-0 (1999) Author: Shapiro, Florence | et. al. Relating to the approval of certain permit applications by local governments. Senate: State Affairs Withdrawn from intent calendar
SB 717 76-0 (1999) Author: Lindsay, Jon | et. al.
Sponsor: Green, Rick | et. al.
Relating to certain suits against firearms or ammunition manufacturers, trade associations, or sellers. House: Civil Practices
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/99
SB 740 76-0 (1999) Author: Armbrister, Kenneth Relating to liability for damages resulting from contact with a high voltage overhead line. Senate: Economic Development Left pending in subcommittee
SB 897 76-0 (1999) Author: Brown, J. E. Relating to the eligibility of political subdivisions for loans under the agricultural water conservation bond program. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Left pending in committee
SB 974 76-0 (1999) Author: Shapleigh, Eliot | et. al.
Sponsor: Solomons, Burt
Relating to the creation of a task force and demonstration project regarding the provision of certain state agency and local government services to the general public and to regulated entities through the Internet. House: State Affairs
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/99
SB 1097 76-0 (1999) Author: Nixon, Drew
Sponsor: McReynolds, Jim
Relating to the authority of this state or a political subdivision of this state to participate in a challenge, protest, or appeal regarding the ad valorem tax appraisal of a taxable leasehold or other possessory interest in real property owned by this state or the political subdivision. House: Ways & Means
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/99
SB 1175 76-0 (1999) Author: Wentworth, Jeff
Sponsor: Krusee, Mike
Relating to the regulation of land development by a political subdivision that affects certain property in or near certain road districts. House: Land & Resource Management
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Effective on 9/1/99
SB 1205 76-0 (1999) Author: Cain, David Relating to allowing certain political subdivisions to change the date of the general election for officers. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 1214 76-0 (1999) Author: Whitmire, John Relating to the immunity and liability of a public facilities corporation. Senate: Economic Development No action taken in committee
SB 1225 76-0 (1999) Author: Shapiro, Florence Relating to the creation of water districts or political subdivisions and the annexation of land by a water district or political subdivision. House: Land & Resource Management
Senate: Natural Resources
Referred to Land and Resource Management
SB 1263 76-0 (1999) Author: Madla, Frank Relating to the microfilming or electronic storage of district court records. Senate: Jurisprudence Referred to Jurisprudence
SB 1272 76-0 (1999) Author: Wentworth, Jeff
Sponsor: Turner, Bob | et. al.
Relating to the authority of a political subdivision to prepare and implement a regional habitat conservation plan or habitat conservation plan or to enter into a conservation agreement. House: Land & Resource Management
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective on 9/1/99
SB 1283 76-0 (1999) Author: Wentworth, Jeff Relating to the authority of certain political subdivisions to impose a gasoline tax in the political subdivision and to the use of the revenue from the tax. Senate: Finance Left pending in committee
SB 1289 76-0 (1999) Author: Zaffirini, Judith
Sponsor: Cuellar, Henry
Relating to donations and other transfers of real or personal property to institutions of higher education. House: Land & Resource Management
Senate: Education
Effective immediately
SB 1290 76-0 (1999) Author: Zaffirini, Judith
Sponsor: Cuellar, Henry
Relating to the requirements for the conveyance of an interest in real property from a political subdivision to an institution of higher education. House: Land & Resource Management
Senate: Education
Effective immediately
SB 1305 76-0 (1999) Author: Brown, J. E. Relating to stormwater management and regulation by certain political subdivisions; providing a penalty. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Referred to Natural Resources
SB 1447 76-0 (1999) Author: Barrientos, Gonzalo
Sponsor: Dukes, Dawnna
Relating to the requirements for identifying former municipal landfills and notifying the owners of the overlaying property. House: Environmental Regulation
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective on 9/1/99
SB 1520 76-0 (1999) Author: Madla, Frank
Sponsor: Elkins, Gary
Relating to the sale or transfer of property by certain governmental entities. House: Financial Institutions
Senate: State Affairs
Effective in 90 days -- 8/30/99
SB 1557 76-0 (1999) Author: Fraser, Troy Relating to competition by a state agency or political subdivision with private enterprise. Senate: Economic Development Referred to Economic Development
SB 1610 76-0 (1999) Author: Lucio, Jr., Eddie
Sponsor: Flores, Kino
Relating to insurance credit for the use of compressed air foam technology in fire-fighting equipment. House: Insurance
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Effective on 9/1/99
SB 1620 76-0 (1999) Author: Lindsay, Jon Relating to a prohibition on certain agreements between certain political subdivisions and a private entity that provides tow trucks. Senate: Intergovernmental Relations Referred to Intergovernmental Relations
SJR 4 76-0 (1999) Author: Madla, Frank | et. al.
Sponsor: Pickett, Joseph
Proposing a constitutional amendment to create a consolidated El Paso Metro government by consolidating El Paso County and certain political subdivisions in El Paso County. House: County Affairs
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Committee report sent to Calendars
SJR 25 76-0 (1999) Author: Wentworth, Jeff Proposing a constitutional amendment to allow the voters of certain counties to adopt a charter that restructures and empowers the county government and that may allow the integration of the county government with certain other political subdivisions located, in whole or in part, in the county. Senate: Intergovernmental Relations Referred to s/c by chair
SR 605 76-0 (1999) Author: Moncrief, Mike Encouraging volunteer fire departments to participate in the Texas statewide emergency personnel services retirement fund. Senate: Intergovernmental Relations Referred to Intergovernmental Relations
HB 66 75-0 (1997) Author: Cuellar, Henry | et. al.
Sponsor: Zaffirini, Judith
Relating to unfunded state mandates on political subdivisions. House: State Affairs
Senate: State Affairs
Effective immediately
HB 112 75-0 (1997) Author: Giddings, Helen | et. al. Relating to the resale of certain land acquired by certain political subdivisions. House: Urban Affairs Rules suspended
HB 172 75-0 (1997) Author: Nixon, Joe
Sponsor: Cain, David
Relating to project contract claims against a unit of state government. House: Civil Practices
Senate: Jurisprudence
Senate Amendments printed and distributed
HB 218 75-0 (1997) Author: Brimer, Kim
Sponsor: Harris, Chris
Relating to enforcement of the National Flood Insurance Program by certain counties; providing a civil penalty. House: Land & Resource Management
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective on 9/1/97
HB 223 75-0 (1997) Author: Pitts, Jim Relating to requiring adequate state funding of mandates on political subdivisions. House: State Affairs Referred to subcommittee
HB 501 75-0 (1997) Author: Woolley, Beverly
Sponsor: Lindsay, Jon
Relating to the law applicable to interlocal contracts made by local governments. House: County Affairs
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Effective immediately
HB 586 75-0 (1997) Author: Bailey, Kevin Relating to permitting collective bargaining between the state or a political subdivision of the state and certain labor organizations representing public employees. House: State Affairs Referred to subcommittee
HB 587 75-0 (1997) Author: Hunter, Bob
Sponsor: Shapleigh, Eliot
Relating to certain community centers. House: Public Health
Senate: Health & Human Services
Effective on 9/1/97
HB 703 75-0 (1997) Author: Maxey, Glen | et. al. Relating to false claims made with certain governmental entities; providing a civil penalty. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 785 75-0 (1997) Author: Gallego, Pete
Sponsor: Patterson, Jerry
Relating to venue in a suit against a political subdivision. House: Civil Practices
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on 9/1/97
HB 996 75-0 (1997) Author: Hunter, Bob | et. al.
Sponsor: Shapiro, Florence
Relating to the disposition of the records of an abolished local government. House: State, Federal & International Relations
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Effective on 9/1/97
HB 1147 75-0 (1997) Author: Coleman, Garnet | et. al. Relating to authorizing the comptroller to provide assistance to local governments in obtaining funds from the federal government. House: Ways & Means Referred directly to subcommittee by chair
HB 1154 75-0 (1997) Author: Hightower, Allen
Sponsor: Nixon, Drew
Relating to the purchase by the Texas Water Development Board of certain bonds or other obligations issued by a political subdivision. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective on 9/1/97
HB 1165 75-0 (1997) Author: Serna, Gilbert | et. al. Relating to fire and police employee relations in certain political subdivisions. House: County Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 1211 75-0 (1997) Author: Williamson, Richard Relating to the use of public recreational facilities by certain private organizations. House: State Recreational Resources Referred to State Recreational Resources
HB 1296 75-0 (1997) Author: Clark, Ron
Sponsor: Haywood, Tom
Relating to the notice of a sale or an exchange of land by a political subdivision. House: Urban Affairs
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Effective in 90 days -- 9/01/97
HB 1395 75-0 (1997) Author: Turner, Bob Relating to the review and approval of certain state or local permits. House: Land & Resource Management Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 1513 75-0 (1997) Author: Thompson, Senfronia Relating to the recovery by state agencies of certain indirect costs. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 1564 75-0 (1997) Author: Eiland, Craig
Sponsor: Patterson, Jerry
Relating to requiring certain special districts to select a depository and follow a competitive bidding process. House: County Affairs
Senate: Economic Development
No action taken in committee
HB 1585 75-0 (1997) Author: Hirschi, John
Sponsor: Gallegos, Jr., Mario
Relating to liability insurance for motor vehicles operated by law enforcement officers of a political subdivision. House: County Affairs
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Effective on 9/1/97
HB 1609 75-0 (1997) Author: Turner, Bob Relating to the authority of a political subdivision to prepare and implement a regional habitat conservation plan or habitat conservation plan or to enter into a conservation agreement. House: Land & Resource Management Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 2097 75-0 (1997) Author: Uher, D.R. Relating to the operation of risk pools and self-insurance funds by political subdivisions to provide health and accident coverage. House: Insurance Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 2258 75-0 (1997) Author: Culberson, John | et. al.
Sponsor: Lindsay, Jon | et. al.
Relating to the imposition of taxes or fees in certain water districts. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Natural Resources
Withdrawn from intent calendar
HB 2271 75-0 (1997) Author: Thompson, Senfronia
Sponsor: Ellis, Rodney
Relating to the liability of certain persons concerning abandoned property. House: Business & Industry
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on 9/1/97
HB 2332 75-0 (1997) Author: Hinojosa, Juan
Sponsor: Lucio, Jr., Eddie
Relating to permitting the Board of Regents of The University of Texas System to convey an interest in certain real property to a political subdivision located in Hidalgo County. House: Land & Resource Management
Senate: State Affairs
Effective in 90 days -- 9/01/97
HB 2349 75-0 (1997) Author: Hamric, Peggy Relating to the applicability of the Private Real Property Rights Preservation Act. House: Land & Resource Management Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 2501 75-0 (1997) Author: Elkins, Gary | et. al. Relating to compensation of a lobbyist with public funds of a political subdivision. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 2506 75-0 (1997) Author: Dukes, Dawnna
Sponsor: Ellis, Rodney
Relating to interest charged on late payment made by certain political subdivisions under a contract for goods or services. House: Business & Industry
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective in 90 days -- 9/01/97
HB 2813 75-0 (1997) Author: Danburg, Debra Relating to the definition of governmental body. House: State Affairs Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 3227 75-0 (1997) Author: Seaman, Gene Relating to authorizing interlocal agreements between certain political subdivisions to establish shoreline development projects. House: County Affairs Referred to County Affairs
HB 3329 75-0 (1997) Author: Talton, Robert
Sponsor: Patterson, Jerry
Relating to requirements for governmental entities that acquire real property held in trust or sell real property to a trustee. House: Land & Resource Management
Senate: State Affairs
Effective in 90 days -- 9/01/97
HB 3423 75-0 (1997) Author: Shields, John | et. al. Relating to the creation of a consolidated municipal-county government in Bexar County. House: County Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 3480 75-0 (1997) Author: Danburg, Debra Relating to the authority of a political subdivision to select the provider of electric service provided to the political subdivision. House: State Affairs Referred to subcommittee
HJR 118 75-0 (1997) Author: Shields, John | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment to authorize the voters of Bexar County and certain political subdivisions located, in whole or in part, in Bexar County to create a consolidated city-county government by adopting a charter restructuring and consolidating political subdivisions. House: County Affairs Left pending in committee
SB 314 75-0 (1997) Author: Shapleigh, Eliot Relating to providing certain entities relief from the local share requirement of a program providing state or federal matching funds. Senate: Finance Referred to Finance
SB 315 75-0 (1997) Author: Shapleigh, Eliot Relating to the creation of a state match pool to provide the local share requirement for a program offering federal matching funds. Senate: Finance Referred to Finance
SB 320 75-0 (1997) Author: Armbrister, Kenneth
Sponsor: Cook, Robert
Relating to exempting officers and employees of political subdivisions of this state from certain interest payments in regard to unclaimed property claims. House: Business & Industry
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective in 90 days -- 9/01/97
SB 347 75-0 (1997) Author: Harris, Chris Relating to enforcement by political subdivisions of the National Flood Insurance Program; providing a civil penalty. Senate: Natural Resources Committee report printed and distributed
SB 395 75-0 (1997) Author: Gallegos, Jr., Mario
Sponsor: Torres, Gerard
Relating to the purchasing and contracting authority of certain local governments. House: County Affairs
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Effective immediately
SB 397 75-0 (1997) Author: Gallegos, Jr., Mario
Sponsor: Torres, Gerard
Relating to the qualifications for an investment officer of a regional planning commission, council of government, or similar regional planning agency. House: Pensions & Investments
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Effective on 9/1/97
SB 501 75-0 (1997) Author: Zaffirini, Judith | et. al.
Sponsor: Coleman, Garnet
Relating to authorizing the comptroller to provide assistance to local governments in obtaining funds from the federal government. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Point of order sustained
SB 981 75-0 (1997) Author: Gallegos, Jr., Mario Relating to liability insurance for motor vehicles operated by law enforcement officers of a political subdivision. Senate: Intergovernmental Relations No action taken in committee
SB 1033 75-0 (1997) Author: Harris, Chris
Sponsor: Hawley, Judy
Relating to the ad valorem taxation of property and to the appraisal of property for ad valorem tax purposes. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Finance
Effective on 9/1/97
SB 1136 75-0 (1997) Author: Wentworth, Jeff Relating to the authority of a political subdivision to prepare and implement a regional habitat conservation plan or habitat conservation plan or to enter into a conservation agreement. House: Land & Resource Management
Senate: Natural Resources
Referred to Land and Resource Management
SB 1389 75-0 (1997) Author: Lindsay, Jon
Sponsor: Hamric, Peggy
Relating to certain governmental actions that constitute a taking. House: Land & Resource Management
Senate: State Affairs
Committee report sent to Calendars
SB 1408 75-0 (1997) Author: Patterson, Jerry Relating to the authority of a political subdivision to select the provider of electric service provided to the political subdivision. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 1416 75-0 (1997) Author: Ellis, Rodney Relating to deposit of certain public funds in certain financial institutions. Senate: Finance Withdrawn from intent calendar
SB 1434 75-0 (1997) Author: Wentworth, Jeff Relating to the creation of a consolidated municipal-county government in Bexar County. Senate: Intergovernmental Relations No action taken in committee
SB 1560 75-0 (1997) Author: Wentworth, Jeff Relating to the appointment of citizens by a political subdivision to assist in the enforcement of the Texas Litter Abatement Act. House: Environmental Regulation
Senate: State Affairs
Referred to Environmental Regulation
SB 1600 75-0 (1997) Author: Lindsay, Jon
Sponsor: Bosse, Fred
Relating to the authority of a political subdivision to regulate coastal erosion and coastal flooding. House: Land & Resource Management
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective on 9/1/97
SJR 40 75-0 (1997) Author: Wentworth, Jeff Proposing a constitutional amendment to authorize the voters of Bexar County and certain political subdivisions located, in whole or in part, in Bexar County to create a consolidated city-county government by adopting a charter restructuring and consolidating political subdivisions. Senate: Intergovernmental Relations No action taken in committee
HB 52 74-0 (1995) Author: McCall, Brian | et. al.
Sponsor: Shapiro, Florence
Relating to the authority of state and local governments to make purchases and contracts and to engage in certain projects. House: State Affairs
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Effective in 90 days -- 8/28/95
HB 87 74-0 (1995) Author: Chisum, Warren Relating to the authority of a local government to extend employee benefits to a person related to the employee. House: County Affairs Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 142 74-0 (1995) Author: Cuellar, Henry | et. al.
Sponsor: Bivins, Teel
Relating to the identification and legislative review of unfunded mandates on political subdivisions. House: State Affairs
Senate: State Affairs
Tagged in committee
HB 175 74-0 (1995) Author: Hirschi, John | et. al.
Sponsor: Montford, John
Relating to the protection of a public employee who reports a violation of law. House: State Affairs
Senate: State Affairs
Effective immediately
HB 460 74-0 (1995) Author: Swinford, David | et. al. Relating to requiring state funding of 50 percent or more of legislative mandates on local governments. House: State Affairs Referred to subcommittee
HB 463 74-0 (1995) Author: Brimer, Kim Relating to enforcement by political subdivisions of the National Flood Insurance Program; providing a civil penalty. House: Land and Resource Management Placed on General State Calendar

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