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HB 3838 86-0 (2019) Author: Bailes, Ernest | et. al.
Sponsor: Birdwell, Brian
Relating to a disclosure in certain offers to purchase a mineral or royalty interest. House: Energy Resources
Senate: Natural Resources & Economic Development
Effective on 9/1/19
SB 817 86-0 (2019) Author: Hinojosa, Juan Relating to the information required to be provided by a payor of the proceeds derived from the sale of oil or gas production to a royalty interest owner. Senate: Natural Resources & Economic Development Left pending in committee
SB 2116 86-0 (2019) Author: Hancock, Kelly Relating to the sale of electric power to certain public customers. Senate: Business & Commerce Left pending in committee
HB 129 85-0 (2017) Author: Craddick, Tom
Sponsor: Estes, Craig
Relating to the manner in which a payor of proceeds derived from the sale of oil or gas production is required to provide certain information to a royalty interest owner. House: Energy Resources
Senate: Natural Resources & Economic Development
Effective on 9/1/17
HB 1597 85-0 (2017) Author: Bell, Cecil Relating to the recovery of stranded oil, gas, or oil and gas from depleting Cenozoic Era reservoirs. House: Energy Resources Referred to Energy Resources
HB 2713 85-0 (2017) Author: Alonzo, Roberto Relating to an audit by the comptroller of unpaid oil and gas royalties held in trust by the Railroad Commission of Texas. House: Energy Resources Referred to Energy Resources
SB 177 85-0 (2017) Author: Taylor, Van Relating to unit operations for oil, gas, or oil and gas production from depleting reservoirs or carbon dioxide storage; authorizing a fee. Senate: Natural Resources & Economic Development Left pending in committee
SB 1965 85-0 (2017) Author: Creighton, Brandon
Sponsor: Dutton, Jr., Harold V.
Relating to enforcement of child support obligations. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/17
HB 1392 84-0 (2015) Author: Bell, Cecil | et. al. Relating to the recovery of stranded oil, gas, or oil and gas from depleting Cenozoic Era reservoirs. House: Energy Resources Left pending in committee
HB 2104 84-0 (2015) Author: Lucio III, Eddie Relating to procedures for the management, sale, or lease of certain state-owned real property and the management or collection of related funds, including disputed oil and gas royalties owed to the state. House: Land & Resource Management Laid on the table subject to call
HB 3313 84-0 (2015) Author: Shaheen, Matt Relating to unit operations for oil, gas, or oil and gas production from depleting reservoirs or carbon dioxide storage; authorizing a fee. House: Energy Resources Referred to Energy Resources
SB 118 84-0 (2015) Author: Taylor, Van Relating to unit operations for oil, gas, or oil and gas production from depleting reservoirs or carbon dioxide storage; authorizing a fee. Senate: Natural Resources & Economic Development Referred to Natural Resources & Economic Development
SB 903 84-0 (2015) Author: Hancock, Kelly
Sponsor: Lucio III, Eddie
Relating to procedures for the management, sale, or lease of certain state-owned real property and the management or collection of related funds, including disputed oil and gas royalties owed to the state. House: Land & Resource Management
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective on 9/1/15
SB 951 84-0 (2015) Author: Uresti, Carlos | et. al. Relating to the allocation and use of payments received under oil and gas leases of land owned by the state for a county road. Senate: Finance Committee report printed and distributed
SB 1589 84-0 (2015) Author: Zaffirini, Judith
Sponsor: Guillen, Ryan
Relating to requirements for reporting unclaimed mineral proceeds to the comptroller of public accounts. House: Energy Resources
Senate: Natural Resources & Economic Development
Effective on 1/1/16
HB 100 83-0 (2013) Author: Taylor, Van | et. al. Relating to unit operations for oil, gas, or oil and gas production or carbon dioxide storage. House: Energy Resources Left pending in committee
HB 724 83-0 (2013) Author: Guillen, Ryan | et. al.
Sponsor: Zaffirini, Judith | et. al.
Relating to the creation of a commission to study unclaimed land grant mineral proceeds. House: Land & Resource Management
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/13
HB 2661 83-0 (2013) Author: Keffer, Jim Relating to the information required to be provided by a payor of proceeds from the sale of oil or gas from an oil or gas well to a payee. House: Energy Resources Referred to Energy Resources
SB 136 83-0 (2013) Author: Ellis, Rodney Relating to unit operations for oil, gas, or oil and gas production or carbon dioxide storage. Senate: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
SB 865 83-0 (2013) Author: Hegar, Glenn Relating to the information required to be provided by a payor of proceeds from the sale of oil or gas from an oil or gas well to a payee. Senate: Natural Resources Left pending in committee
HB 2087 82-0 (2011) Author: Craddick, Tom Relating to the allocation of production from a horizontal drainhole oil or gas well to an owner of a nonparticipating royalty interest in production from the well. House: Energy Resources Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 2087 81-0 (2009) Author: Homer, Mark Relating to the state's statutory and contractual liens to secure the payment of unpaid royalty and other amounts due under oil and gas leases of state land. House: Energy Resources Postponed
HB 2915 81-0 (2009) Author: McReynolds, Jim Relating to oil and gas operations in connection with certain state land. House: Energy Resources Placed on General State Calendar
HB 2959 81-0 (2009) Author: Coleman, Garnet Relating to adoption and ownership of mathematics and science textbooks for public school students. House: Public Education Referred to Public Education
HJR 140 81-0 (2009) Author: Strama, Mark Proposing a constitutional amendment to dedicate certain royalties from oil production on permanent university fund lands to create an endowment within the fund to support research and development in alternative energy, renewable energy, and energy conservation. House: Appropriations Referred to Appropriations
SB 1823 81-0 (2009) Author: Seliger, Kel Relating to the state's statutory and contractual liens to secure the payment of unpaid royalty and other amounts due under oil and gas leases of state land. House: Energy Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Left pending in committee
HB 1161 79-0 (2005) Author: Farabee, David
Sponsor: Armbrister, Kenneth
Relating to the provision of certain information to owners of oil or gas royalty interests by the Railroad Commission of Texas. House: Energy Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective on 9/1/05
HB 160 78-0 (2003) Author: Krusee, Mike | et. al. Relating to the authority of the Texas Department of Transportation to offer royalty interests as consideration for property acquired for the Trans-Texas Corridor. House: Transportation Referred to Transportation
HB 189 78-0 (2003) Author: King, Phil Relating to a royalty interest as consideration for property acquired for the Trans-Texas Corridor. House: Transportation Referred to Transportation
HB 981 77-0 (2001) Author: King, Tracy
Sponsor: Armbrister, Kenneth
Relating to oil and gas royalty reporting standards. House: Energy Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
See remarks for effective date
HB 1426 77-0 (2001) Author: Shields, John
Sponsor: Lindsay, Jon
Relating to the repeal of an obsolete provision authorizing a temporary reduction of the royalty rate on gas produced from certain state land. House: Energy Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective immediately
HB 1850 77-0 (2001) Author: Lewis, Ron Relating to audits regarding oil and gas produced from certain state land. House: Energy Resources Referred to Energy Resources
HB 2356 77-0 (2001) Author: Tillery, Dale Relating to the deposit of a portion of royalties received by institutions of higher education from intellectual property to the credit of the general revenue fund. House: Higher Education Left pending in committee
SB 291 77-0 (2001) Author: Armbrister, Kenneth Relating to oil and gas royalty reporting standards. Senate: Natural Resources Left pending in committee
SB 868 77-0 (2001) Author: Lindsay, Jon Relating to the repeal of an obsolete provision authorizing a temporary reduction of the royalty rate on gas produced from certain state land. House: Energy Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Referred to Energy Resources
SB 1549 77-0 (2001) Author: Zaffirini, Judith Relating to certain offers made to purchase mineral or royalty interests. Senate: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
HB 3582 76-0 (1999) Author: Keffer, Jim
Sponsor: Haywood, Tom
Relating to receivers, payors, and lessees under certain mineral leases. House: Civil Practices
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective in 90 days -- 8/30/99
HB 1319 69-0 (1985) Author: Danburg, Debra Relating to persons entitled to receive certain interest paid on oil and gas royalties deposited in the escrow account for an estate. House: Energy Referred to Energy
HB 1462 69-0 (1985) Author: Emmett, Ed
Sponsor: Sims, Bill
Relating to standards for reporting oil and gas royalties. House: Energy
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective on . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
HB 1967 69-0 (1985) Author: Smith, Richard Relating to holding in trust and payment of oil and gas royalties; providing a penalty. House: Energy Rules suspended
SB 962 69-0 (1985) Author: Sims, Bill Relating to standards for reporting oil and gas royalties. Senate: Natural Resources Laid on the table subject to call
SB 1111 69-0 (1985) Author: Caperton, Kent Relating to the establishment of a trust fund composed of certain oil and gas sales proceeds; insulating such funds from claims against the trustee and the trustee's estate; requiring deposit of those funds in county banks and savings and loan associations and permitting investment of those funds; providing for the disposition of the interest on such funds; requiring trustee to report fund deposits to state comptroller of public accounts; enabling royalty owners to audit the books of account of trustees pertaining to trust funds; fixing interest on trust funds not timely disbursed; enabling private citizens to sue for enforcement of the Act; defining wrongful disbursement or misapplication of trust funds as a penal offense and attaching a penalty; making the Texas Trust Act inapplicable; making this Act inapplicable to public lands; making the attorney general responsible for enforcement of this Act. Senate: State Affairs No action taken in committee
HB 32 69-3 (1986) Author: Craddick, Tom
Sponsor: Caperton, Kent
Relating to procedures for assessment, collection, and redetermination of oil and gas royalties due the state and for protest payment and suit for refund. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Finance
Effective immediately
SB 27 69-3 (1986) Author: Caperton, Kent Relating to procedures for assessment, collection, and redetermination of oil and gas royalties due the state and for protest payment and suit for refund. Senate: Finance Laid on the table subject to call
HB 1775 68-0 (1983) Author: Hanna, Joe
Sponsor: Traeger, John
Relating to payment of certain oil and gas proceeds. House: Energy
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective on . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
SB 536 68-0 (1983) Author: Caperton, Kent Relating to the establishment of a trust fund composed of certain oil and gas sales proceeds; insulating such funds from claims against the trustees and the trustee's estate; requiring deposit of those funds in county banks and savings and loan associations and permitting investment of those funds; providing for the disposition of the interest on such funds; requiring trustee to report fund deposits to state comptroller of public accounts; enabling royalty owners to audit the books of account of trustees pertaining to trust funds; fixing interest on trust funds not timely disbursed; enabling private citizens to sue for enforcement of the act; defining wrongful disbursement or misapplication of trust funds as a penal offense and attaching a penalty; making the Texas Trust Act inapplicable; making the Act inapplicable to public lands; making the attorney general responsible for enforcement of the Act. Senate: State Affairs No action taken
SB 739 68-0 (1983) Author: Sims, Bill
Sponsor: Craddick, Tom
Relating to the method of sale and bonus and royalty bids for oil and gas leases on Permanent University Fund lands by the Board for Lease of University Lands; and declaring an emergency. House: Energy
Senate: Education
Effective on . . . . . . . . . .
HB 1691 67-0 (1981) Author: Hanna, Joe
Sponsor: McKnight, Peyton
Relating to the shut-in and compensatory royalty clauses in oil and gas leases issued by the commissioner of the General Land Office. House: Energy Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective immediately
HB 2029 67-0 (1981) Author: Keese, Bill Relating to lease provisions and liability for late payment of certain amounts due under certain oil and gas leases. House: Energy Resources Referred to subcommittee
SB 891 67-0 (1981) Author: McKnight, Peyton Relating to shut-in and compensatory royalty clauses in oil and gas leases issued by the commissioner of the General Land Office. Senate: Natural Resources Considered by committee in public hearing
HB 337 66-0 (1979) Author: Mayes, Ed Relating to payment to the royalty owners for the production and sale or use of oil and gas. House: Energy Resources Referred to Committee on Energy Resources
SB 526 66-0 (1979) Author: Snelson, W.E. "Pete"
Sponsor: Craddick, Tom
Providing that payment of royalties on oil and gas and all related payments, fees, and penalties for the benefit of the Permanent University Fund be made to the Board of Regents of The University of Texas System instead of to the Commissioners of the General Land Office; substituting the Board of Regents of The University of Texas System for the board for lease in certain circumstances; making conforming amendments. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Education
Effective on . . . . . . . . . .
HB 1847 64-0 (1975) Author: Slack, Richard C. Relating to the payment and disposition of royalties from oil and leases covering land leased by the school land board, a board for lease other than the Board for Lease of University Lands, and certain surface owners leasing Relinquishment Act land. House: Energy Resources Considered by committee in public hearing
HB 2127 64-0 (1975) Author: Earle, Ronald
Sponsor: Sherman, Max
Relating to forfeiture of rights and payment of royalties, penalties, and interest under certain leases and permits on state land. House: State Affairs
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective in 90 days
SB 604 64-0 (1975) Author: Creighton, Tom
Sponsor: Slack, Richard C.
Relating to the payment and disposition of royalties from oil and gas leases covering land leased by the School Land Board, a board for lease of state lands other than the Board for Lease of University Lands, and certain surface owners leasing Relinquishment Act land; authorizing provisions in the lease not inconsistent with this Act. House: Energy Resources
Senate: State Affairs
Effective immediately
HB 481 63-0 (1973) Author: Cavness, Don Relating to the disposition of moneys received as royalties, bonuses, and rentals under a lease of lands which are part of the permanent school fund for exploration and development of mineral reserves. House: State Affairs Referred to Committee on State Affairs
HB 1657 63-0 (1973) Author: Presnal, Bill
Sponsor: Moore, W.T. "Bill"
Amending Section 85.66, Subchapter D, Texas Education Code, by adding a new subsection (d) to require a provision in oil, gas, and mineral leases covering lands under the supervision and control of the Board of Directors of the Texas A&M University System that allows the Board, at its discretion, to take royalty payments in kind; providing for severability; and declaring an emergency. House: Education
Senate: State Affairs
Signed by the Governor
SB 816 63-0 (1973) Author: Creighton, Tom
Sponsor: Massey, Tom
Relating to payment of royalty under oil, gas, or other mineral leases issued by an board for lease (other than the Board for Lease of University Lands), the School Land Board, or the Commissioner of the General Land Office and the disposition of royalty taken in kind; defining terms; providing for severability; preserving certain rights of the state under existing or future leases; and declaring an emergency. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective immediately
SB 818 63-0 (1973) Author: Snelson, W.E. "Pete"
Sponsor: Massey, Tom
Amending Section 66.68, Subchapter D, Texas Education Code, by adding a new Subsection (g) requiring a provision in oil and gas leases covering university lands that allows the Board for Lease of University Lands at its discretion to take royalty payments in kind and giving the board powers necessary for disposition of such payments in kind; providing for severability; repealing all laws in conflict herewith to the extent of such conflict only; preserving certain rights of the state under existing or future leases; and declaring an emergency. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective immediately
SB 885 63-0 (1973) Author: Snelson, W.E. "Pete" Amending Title 102, Vernon's Texas Civil Statutes, by adding thereto a new Article 6008b-1 relating to the powers of the Railroad Commission to direct and enforce cooperation among persons owning or controlling production, leases, royalties, or other oil and gas property interests along each side of a voluntarily pooled unit's boundary lines; providing for severability; and declaring an emergency. Senate: Natural Resources Sent to subcommittee
HB 59 62-0 (1971) Author: Cavness, Don Relating to the disposition of moneys received as royalties, bonuses, or rentals under a lease of lands which are part of the permanent school fund for exploration and development of mineral reserves.
HB 1170 62-0 (1971) Author: Cobb, L. Dean Relating to providing that an owner of a life estate is entitled to all oil, gas and mineral royalties during the term of the life estate regardless of whether the well or mine was open at the time the life estate came into being, unless the will or instrument creating the life estate expressly limits the right of the life tenant to such royalties.
HJR 7 62-0 (1971) Author: Cavness, Don Proposing an amendment to Sections 2 and 5, Article VII, Constitution of the State of Texas, relating to the classification of proceeds and leases and royalties of public school lands and lands which are a part of the permanent school funds.
HJR 15 62-0 (1971) Author: Atwell, Ben Providing for the issuance of state general obligation bonds in a total amount not to exceed $450 million for the benefit of the available school fund.
SB 115 62-0 (1971) Author: Moore, W.T. "Bill" Relating to the disposition of moneys received as royalties, bonuses, and rentals under a lease of lands which are part of the permanent school fund for exploration and development of mineral reserves.
SJR 14 62-0 (1971) Author: Moore, W.T. "Bill" Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the State of Texas, relating to the classification of proceeds from leases and royalties of public school lands and lands which are a part of the Permanent School Fund.
HB 1043 61-0 (1969) Author: Slack, Richard C. Relating to delete provisions relating to furnishing a copy of all daily gauges of tanks containing oil or gas.
HB 1081 60-0 (1967) Author: Allen, Joe Relating to amending certain acts so as to provide for an additional ten cents per cubic yard on all shell or mudshell sold by the Parks and Wildlife Department; providing that such monies shall be deposited in the General Revenue Fund.
HB 1156 60-0 (1967) Author: Slack, Richard C. Relating to amending certain statutes so as to change the day on which oil and gas royalties on public lands must be paid to the state to the last day of each month for the preceding month, and making other provisions related thereto.
HB 498 59-0 (1965) Author: Cain, Pat | et. al. Relating to authorizing the Commissioner of the General Land Office to execute agreements on behalf of the Permanent University Fund of the State of Texas that provide for the payment by University oil and gas lessees of compensatory royalty in lieu of drilling offset wells that may be required to protect University lands from drainage from wells located on adjacent University or non-University acreage.
SB 188 59-0 (1965) Author: Herring, Charles Relating to authorizing the Commissioner of the General Land Office to execute agreements on behalf of the Permanent University Fund of the State of Texas that provide for the payment by University oil and gas lessees of compensatory royalty in lieu of drilling offset wells that may be required to protect University lands from drainage from wells located on adjacent University or non-University acreage.
HB 328 55-0 (1957) Author: Sanders, Jr., Harold Barefoot Relating to amending certain Acts relative to sale of oil and gas lease on University lands.
HB 450 54-0 (1955) Author: Sayers, Scott Philen | et. al. Relating to future oil and gas leases covering University Lands.
HB 704 51-0 (1949) Author: Wood, Bill D. Relating to providing a minimum one-eighth royalty on oil and gas; declaring the act to be severable.
SB 177 51-0 (1949) Author: Lane, Wardlow William Relating to providing that executors, guardian and other fiduciaries, as well as the State of Texas, may have the same power as an individual who is sui juris to enter into pooling agreements for the development and operation of fields for the production of oil.
HB 704 50-0 (1947) Author: Moore, III, Charles B. | et. al. Relating to declaring oil, gas and mineral leases providing for a royalty of less than 1/8th of the value of gas and its liquid hydrocarbon by-products void.
HB 748 50-0 (1947) Author: Timmons, Jerome Blake | et. al. Relating to authorizing the Commissioner of the General Land Office to execute contracts committing the oil and gas interests of the State to lawful agreements with the approval of the School Land Board if the oil and gas interests are set apart for Permanent Free School Fund and the several asylum funds, and of the board, agent, agency or authority of the state vested with authority to lease or approve the leasing of lands for oil and gas in other lands or areas; authorizing administrators, executors, guardians, or other fiduciaries administering estates under the control and jurisdiction of the County Courts to execute contracts committing to lawful agreements the oil and gas interests of the estates with the approval of the County Courts; repealing all laws and parts of laws in conflict herewith.
HB 272 49-0 (1945) Author: Jordan, Harry Phillip Relating to providing for the recitation of the State's free royalty interest in oil, gas and mineral leases covering lands in which the State of Texas owns only a free royalty interest, and for the filing of each leases in the General Land Office.
HB 578 49-0 (1945) Author: Ramsey, Mervyn L. | et. al. Relating to authorizing the Commissioner of the General Land Office, with the approval of the School Land Board, to enter into agreements whereby the State's royalty interests in natural gas reserved in or retained in any patent or contracts of sale or under the terms of any lease executed by an agent of the State under the Relinquishment Act or any lease executed and issued by the Commissioner of the General Land Office, except leases covering lands belonging to The University of Texas, are pooled and consolidated with other interests in natural gas so as to form pooled areas.
SB 94 49-0 (1945) Author: Carney, Howard A. Relating to providing for the recitation of the State's free royalty interest covering lands in which the State of Texas owns only a free royalty interest, and for the filling of such leases in the General Land Office.
HB 567 48-0 (1943) Author: Chambers, William R. "Bill" | et. al. Relating to requiring each tax assessor of any taxing unit to render royalty rights and interests in oil and gas for ad valorem tax purposes.
HB 111 41-0 (1929) Author: Storey, Cecil | et. al. Relating to providing for the sale and ease of minerals in and on University lands; providing for re-surveying, dividing and marketing said lands. House: Public Lands & Buildings
SB 135 39-0 (1925) Author: Berkeley, Benjamin Franklin Relating to authorizing owners of oil and gas permits and leases on University Land to sell and transfer same as a whole or in tracts not less than forty acres except in cases where a less quantity remains in a permit or lease. Senate: Public Land and Land Office
HB 283 38-0 (1923) Author: Gipson, Ennis H. Relating to amending statute relating to written memorandum to maintain certain actions.
HB 270 36-0 (1919) Author: Pope, Walter Elmer "Uncle Elmer" Relating to providing for rendition and assessment for taxation of the interest in land of the lessee under an oil or mineral lease, and that taxes shall be paid by the owner of the fee simple title to the land upon the value of the land subject to the lease, and by the lessee upon the value of his lease hold interest in the land.
SB 349 36-0 (1919) Author: Carlock, Sr., Robert Lee Relating to amending certain statute relating to incorporation of oil development companies. Senate: Civil Jurisprudence
HB 54 35-3 (1917) Author: Pillow, Jr., R. L. | et. al. Relating to amending the law relating to prospecting and development of minerals in the public lands so as to appropriate to the general revenue the proceeds arising from royalties from oil and gas developed in areas other than land belonging to the Public Free School Fund, the University Fund and the several asylum funds, instead of appropriating said proceeds to the Game, Fish and Oyster Fund.

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