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HJR 2 87-0 (2021) Author: Huberty, Dan | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment creating the State Utilities Reliability Fund and the State Utilities Reliability Revenue Fund to provide financial support for projects that enhance the reliability and resiliency of water, electric, and natural gas utilities, broadband providers, and power generation resources in this state. House: State Affairs Received from the House
HJR 4 87-0 (2021) Author: Kacal, Kyle | et. al.
Sponsor: Huffman, Joan | et. al.
Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the denial of bail under some circumstances to a person accused of a violent or sexual offense or of continuous trafficking of persons. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Jurisprudence
Senate adopts conf. comm. report-reported
HJR 5 87-0 (2021) Author: Thompson, Senfronia | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the issuance of general obligation bonds and the dedication of bond proceeds to the Brain Institute of Texas established to fund brain research in this state. House: Higher Education
Senate: Health & Human Services
Referred to Health & Human Services
HJR 6 87-0 (2021) Author: Swanson, Valoree | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to provide for legislative review or approval of state agency rules. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HJR 7 87-0 (2021) Author: Toth, Steve Proposing a constitutional amendment to limit the time that a person may serve as a member of the Texas Legislature. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HJR 8 87-0 (2021) Author: Toth, Steve Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to provide that the appraised value of a residence homestead for ad valorem tax purposes is the market value of the property for the first year that the owner qualified the property for a homestead exemption or, if the owner purchased the property, the purchase price of the property. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HJR 9 87-0 (2021) Author: Reynolds, Ron Proposing a constitutional amendment requiring the state to expand eligibility for Medicaid to certain persons under the federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. House: Appropriations Referred to Appropriations
HJR 10 87-0 (2021) Author: Thompson, Senfronia | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to enact laws providing for a court to terminate the sentence of a person who has successfully served the required number of years on parole. House: Corrections Committee report sent to Calendars
HJR 11 87-0 (2021) Author: Reynolds, Ron | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment to authorize and regulate the possession, cultivation, and sale of cannabis for medical use. House: Public Health Referred to Public Health
HJR 12 87-0 (2021) Author: Meza, Thresa "Terry" Proposing a constitutional amendment requiring elections on proposed amendments to the Texas Constitution to be held in November of even-numbered years. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HJR 13 87-0 (2021) Author: Canales, Terry | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment to authorize and regulate the possession, cultivation, and sale of cannabis. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HJR 14 87-0 (2021) Author: Bernal, Diego | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to exempt from ad valorem taxation the total assessed value of the residence homestead of an unpaid caregiver of an individual who is eligible to receive long-term services and supports under the Medicaid program while the individual is on a waiting list for the services and supports. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HJR 16 87-0 (2021) Author: Bernal, Diego Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to limit the total amount of ad valorem taxes that a school district may impose on the residence homestead of an individual and the surviving spouse of the individual if the individual qualifies the property as the individual's residence homestead for 15 consecutive tax years and the school taxes on the property increase by at least 120 percent during that period. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HJR 17 87-0 (2021) Author: Zwiener, Erin Proposing a constitutional amendment to authorize the legislature to exempt from ad valorem taxation the portion of the assessed value of a person's property that is attributable to the installation in or on the property of a rainwater harvesting or graywater system. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HJR 18 87-0 (2021) Author: Canales, Terry Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing certain judges to become candidates for another office without automatically resigning from the office already held. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Referred to Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
HJR 19 87-0 (2021) Author: Stephenson, Phil Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to exempt from ad valorem taxation by a school district for maintenance and operations purposes all or part of the appraised value of a residence homestead and to use state money to offset the resulting revenue loss to school districts. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HJR 20 87-0 (2021) Author: Lopez, Ray Proposing a constitutional amendment to require the legislature to appropriate funds to state institutions of higher education to fund certain education programs for veterans. House: Appropriations Referred to Appropriations
HJR 21 87-0 (2021) Author: Craddick, Tom Proposing a constitutional amendment providing for the creation of and use of money in the Grow Texas fund and allocating certain general revenues to that fund, the economic stabilization fund, and the state highway fund. House: Appropriations Referred to Appropriations
HJR 22 87-0 (2021) Author: Pacheco, Leo Proposing a constitutional amendment establishing a limitation on the total amount of ad valorem taxes that political subdivisions may impose on the residence homesteads of individuals who are disabled or elderly and their surviving spouses. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HJR 23 87-0 (2021) Author: Israel, Celia | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment requiring the state to expand eligibility for Medicaid to certain persons under the federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. House: Appropriations Referred to Appropriations
HJR 24 87-0 (2021) Author: Bucy III, John | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment requiring the state to expand eligibility for Medicaid to certain persons under the federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. House: Appropriations Referred to Appropriations
HJR 25 87-0 (2021) Author: Shaheen, Matt Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing a local option exemption from ad valorem taxation by a county of a portion of the value of the residence homestead of a physician who provides health care services for which the physician agrees not to seek payment from any source, including the Medicaid program or otherwise from this state or the federal government, to county residents who are indigent or who are Medicaid recipients. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Local Government
Referred to Local Government
HJR 26 87-0 (2021) Author: Deshotel, Joe Proposing a constitutional amendment to authorize the operation of casino gaming in certain state coastal areas to provide additional money for residual windstorm insurance coverage and catastrophic flooding assistance in those areas and to authorize the Kickapoo Traditional Tribe of Texas to conduct casino gaming by executing a gaming compact with this state; providing for occupational licensing; authorizing fees; limiting certain taxes and fees. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HJR 27 87-0 (2021) Author: White, James Proposing a constitutional amendment to reduce the allocation of certain general revenue to the economic stabilization fund and to use that revenue for certain science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) scholarships. House: Appropriations Referred to Appropriations
HJR 28 87-0 (2021) Author: Larson, Lyle Proposing a constitutional amendment to authorize and regulate the possession, cultivation, and sale of cannabis for medical use. House: Public Health Referred to Public Health
HJR 29 87-0 (2021) Author: Lopez, Ray | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to provide for an exemption from ad valorem taxation of all or part of the market value of the residence homestead of the surviving spouse of a member of the armed services of the United States who is killed or fatally injured in the line of duty. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HJR 30 87-0 (2021) Author: White, James Proposing a constitutional amendment to authorize the legislature to limit the maximum appraised value of commercial real property for ad valorem tax purposes. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HJR 31 87-0 (2021) Author: White, James | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment to authorize the legislature to set a lower limit on the maximum appraised value of a residence homestead for ad valorem taxation. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HJR 32 87-0 (2021) Author: Shine, Hugh | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment to restrict the power of the legislature to mandate requirements on a municipality or county. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HJR 33 87-0 (2021) Author: Swanson, Valoree | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment protecting an individual's right to earn a living free from unnecessary governmental interference. House: Licensing & Administrative Procedures Referred directly to subcommittee by chair
HJR 34 87-0 (2021) Author: Raymond, Richard Peña Proposing a constitutional amendment providing for an annual state budget and annual legislative sessions for budget purposes. House: Appropriations Referred to Appropriations
HJR 35 87-0 (2021) Author: Raymond, Richard Peña Proposing a constitutional amendment to dedicate net state lottery revenue to support educational programs that benefit classroom teaching in public schools and to prohibit advertisements and promotions that state or imply lottery ticket sales revenue will financially assist public schools. House: Appropriations Referred to Appropriations
HJR 36 87-0 (2021) Author: Raymond, Richard Peña Proposing a constitutional amendment providing honesty in state taxation. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HJR 37 87-0 (2021) Author: Raymond, Richard Peña | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing local option elections to legalize or prohibit the operation of eight-liners or similar gaming devices; authorizing a fee. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HJR 38 87-0 (2021) Author: Raymond, Richard Peña | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment to provide for an exemption from ad valorem taxation by certain political subdivisions of a portion of the market value of the residence homestead of the parent or guardian of a person who is disabled and who resides with the parent or guardian. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HJR 39 87-0 (2021) Author: Raymond, Richard Peña Proposing a constitutional amendment regarding the dedication by general law of revenue of or money received by this state and money held in or deposited to an account or fund inside or outside the state treasury and the authorized expenditure or appropriation of revenue or money dedicated by general law. House: Appropriations Referred to Appropriations
HJR 40 87-0 (2021) Author: White, James | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment to prohibit the governor from regulating alcoholic beverages, firearms, explosives, or combustibles by order or proclamation. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HJR 41 87-0 (2021) Author: Reynolds, Ron Proposing a constitutional amendment to require the attorney general to appoint a special prosecutor to prosecute certain offenses that are committed by peace officers. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
HJR 42 87-0 (2021) Author: Toth, Steve Proposing a constitutional amendment regarding certain powers of the governor in issuing orders or proclamations and specifying the powers of the legislature in special sessions called following certain disaster or emergency declarations. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HJR 43 87-0 (2021) Author: Wilson, Terry M. Proposing a constitutional amendment providing that a residence homestead is not subject to seizure or sale for delinquent ad valorem taxes. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HJR 44 87-0 (2021) Author: Larson, Lyle Proposing a constitutional amendment to authorize the legislature to provide that if in a tax year the owner of property disputes the appraisal of the property and the appraised value is lowered as a result, the appraisal entity may not increase the appraised value of the property in the next tax year in which the property is appraised by more than a specified percentage. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HJR 45 87-0 (2021) Author: White, James | et. al. Applying to the Congress of the United States to call a convention under Article V of the United States Constitution for the limited purpose of proposing an amendment to the constitution to limit the number of justices of the United States Supreme Court to nine. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HJR 46 87-0 (2021) Author: Frank, James B. | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment establishing a right for residents of certain facilities to designate an essential caregiver for in-person visitation. House: Human Services Left pending in committee
HJR 47 87-0 (2021) Author: Krause, Matt | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment requiring the governor to convene the legislature in special session following certain disaster or emergency declarations and specifying the powers of the legislature in those special sessions. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HJR 48 87-0 (2021) Author: Morales, Eddie Proposing a constitutional amendment to authorize the creation of a regional mobility authority by local law. House: Transportation Referred to Transportation
HJR 49 87-0 (2021) Author: Raymond, Richard Peña Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing Webb County to delegate its authority to manage and dispose of county school land and invest and manage the proceeds from the county permanent school fund. House: Public Education Referred to Public Education
HJR 50 87-0 (2021) Author: Raymond, Richard Peña Proposing a constitutional amendment to authorize the legislature to exclude from the market value of real property for ad valorem tax purposes the value of any improvement, or any feature incorporated in an improvement, made to the property if the primary purpose of the improvement or feature is compliance with the requirements of standards that address accessible design of buildings or other facilities. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HJR 51 87-0 (2021) Author: Allen, Alma | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment prohibiting slavery and involuntary servitude. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HJR 52 87-0 (2021) Author: Larson, Lyle Proposing a constitutional amendment providing for annual legislative sessions. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HJR 53 87-0 (2021) Author: Shine, Hugh Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to exempt from ad valorem taxation a portion of the value of a person's income-producing tangible personal property if the property has a value within a specified range of values. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HJR 54 87-0 (2021) Author: Shine, Hugh Proposing a constitutional amendment to establish a limitation on the total amount of ad valorem taxes that certain political subdivisions may impose on the residence homesteads of persons who are disabled or elderly and their surviving spouses. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HJR 55 87-0 (2021) Author: Shine, Hugh Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to provide for an exemption from ad valorem taxation by a political subdivision other than a school district 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 56 87-0 (2021) Author: Gates, Gary Proposing a constitutional amendment providing for periodic transfers of money from the economic stabilization fund to fully fund the Employees Retirement System of Texas. House: Appropriations Referred to Appropriations
HJR 57 87-0 (2021) Author: Murphy, Jim Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to exempt from ad valorem taxation real property leased to certain schools organized and operated primarily for the purpose of engaging in educational functions. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HJR 58 87-0 (2021) Author: Beckley, Michelle Proposing a constitutional amendment to repeal the constitutional provision providing that marriage in this state consists only of the union of one man and one woman and prohibiting this state or a political subdivision of this state from creating or recognizing any legal status identical or similar to marriage. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Referred to Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
HJR 59 87-0 (2021) Author: Howard, Donna | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment establishing the Texas Redistricting Commission to redistrict the Texas Legislature and Texas congressional districts and revising procedures for redistricting. House: Redistricting Left pending in committee
HJR 60 87-0 (2021) Author: Anchía, Rafael Proposing a constitutional amendment requiring the lieutenant governor and speaker of the house of representatives to call the legislature into special session on petition of at least two-thirds of the members of each house of the legislature in response to a fiscal crisis, war, natural disaster, or emergency. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HJR 61 87-0 (2021) Author: Bell, Cecil Proposing a constitutional amendment to authorize the legislature to limit the maximum appraised value of real property for ad valorem tax purposes. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HJR 62 87-0 (2021) Author: Bucy III, John 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 Referred to Ways & Means
HJR 63 87-0 (2021) Author: Vasut, Cody | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment to limit the time that a person may serve as a member of the Texas Legislature or as a statewide elected officer in the executive branch. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HJR 64 87-0 (2021) Author: Vasut, Cody | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment to authorize the legislature to limit the maximum appraised value of real property for ad valorem tax purposes to 103.5 percent or more of the appraised value of the property for the preceding tax year. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HJR 65 87-0 (2021) Author: Vasut, Cody | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment requiring the governor to call the legislature into special session on petition of at least two-thirds of the members of each house of the legislature. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HJR 66 87-0 (2021) Author: Vasut, Cody | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment to repeal the mandatory age of retirement for state justices and judges. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Referred to Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
HJR 67 87-0 (2021) Author: Howard, Donna | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to provide for the reduction of the amount of a limitation on the total amount of ad valorem taxes that may be imposed for general elementary and secondary public school purposes on the residence homestead of a person who is elderly or disabled to reflect any statutory reduction from the preceding tax year in the maximum compressed rate of the maintenance and operations taxes imposed for those purposes on the homestead. House: Ways & Means Left pending in committee
HJR 68 87-0 (2021) Author: Dutton, Jr., Harold V. Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to legalize wagering on professional and collegiate sporting events in this state. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HJR 69 87-0 (2021) Author: Crockett, Jasmine Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing certain persons under the age of 18 to vote in a primary election. House: Elections Referred to Elections
HJR 70 87-0 (2021) Author: Kacal, Kyle Proposing a constitutional amendment to authorize a local option exemption from ad valorem taxation of a percentage of the appraised value of the residence homesteads of certain volunteer first responders. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HJR 71 87-0 (2021) Author: Wilson, Terry M. 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 Referred to Ways & Means
HJR 72 87-0 (2021) Author: Leach, Jeff | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment to prohibit this state or a political subdivision of this state from prohibiting or limiting religious services of religious organizations. House: State Affairs Laid on the table subject to call
HJR 73 87-0 (2021) Author: Canales, Terry | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment to increase the minimum amount that the state may contribute to the Employees Retirement System of Texas and the Teacher Retirement System of Texas. House: Appropriations Referred to Appropriations
HJR 74 87-0 (2021) Author: Dutton, Jr., Harold V. Proposing a constitutional amendment requiring the periodic review of state and local tax preferences and the expiration of certain tax preferences if not reauthorized by law. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HJR 75 87-0 (2021) Author: Middleton, Mayes Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to provide for the appraisal of certain real property for ad valorem tax purposes based on its purchase price, exempting all tangible personal property in this state from ad valorem taxation, and authorizing the legislature to permit legislators to appoint members of the board of equalization for an appraisal entity. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HJR 76 87-0 (2021) Author: Middleton, Mayes Proposing a constitutional amendment to increase the maximum amount of the local option residence homestead exemption from ad valorem taxation by a political subdivision all or part of which is located in certain counties. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HJR 77 87-0 (2021) Author: Middleton, Mayes Proposing a constitutional amendment to increase the maximum amount of the local option residence homestead exemption from ad valorem taxation by a political subdivision. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HJR 78 87-0 (2021) Author: Larson, Lyle Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing a statewide referendum allowing voters to indicate a preference for observing standard time year-round or observing daylight saving time year-round. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HJR 79 87-0 (2021) Author: Bucy III, John | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to provide for an exemption from ad valorem taxation of all or part of the market value of the residence homestead of the surviving spouse of a member of the armed services of the United States who is killed or fatally injured in an incident directly related to the member's military service while serving on active duty. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HJR 80 87-0 (2021) Author: Slawson, Shelby Proposing a constitutional amendment clarifying the Texas Constitution does not secure or protect the right to an abortion or require the expenditure of public money for an abortion. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HJR 81 87-0 (2021) Author: Davis, Yvonne Proposing a constitutional amendment to authorize the legislature to permit certain political subdivisions to adopt a temporary limitation on the appraised value for taxation of certain real property located in specified areas. House: Ways & Means Committee report sent to Calendars
HJR 82 87-0 (2021) Author: Craddick, Tom | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment providing for the creation of and use of money in the Grow Texas fund and allocating certain general revenues to that fund, the economic stabilization fund, and the state highway fund. House: Appropriations
Senate: Finance
Referred to Finance
HJR 83 87-0 (2021) Author: Allison, Steve | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing a local option exemption from ad valorem taxation of all or part of the appraised value of the residence homesteads of certain peace officers. House: Ways & Means Left pending in committee
HJR 84 87-0 (2021) Author: Schofield, Mike | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment establishing a limitation on the total amount of ad valorem taxes that political subdivisions may impose on the residence homesteads of individuals who are disabled or elderly and their surviving spouses. House: Ways & Means Left pending in committee
HJR 85 87-0 (2021) Author: Patterson, Jared Proposing a constitutional amendment to prevent certain public officers and entities from prohibiting the operation of industries or other categories of business or commercial activity in this state. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HJR 86 87-0 (2021) Author: Larson, Lyle Proposing a constitutional amendment requiring the state to expand eligibility for Medicaid to all persons for whom federal matching money is available. House: Appropriations Referred to Appropriations
HJR 87 87-0 (2021) Author: Burns, DeWayne | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment to restrict the power of the legislature to mandate requirements on a municipality or county. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HJR 88 87-0 (2021) Author: Johnson, Jarvis Proposing a constitutional amendment to exempt from ad valorem taxation the total market value of the residence homesteads of certain elderly persons and their surviving spouses. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HJR 89 87-0 (2021) Author: Allison, Steve | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to provide for a credit against the ad valorem taxes imposed by a school district on property owned by a business entity that donates money to the district to create or support career and technical education programs or courses. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HJR 90 87-0 (2021) Author: Shaheen, Matt Proposing a constitutional amendment to authorize the legislature to provide for a temporary limitation on the appraised value for ad valorem tax purposes of real property located in a political subdivision any part of which is located in an area that at any time during the preceding tax year was declared a disaster area. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HJR 91 87-0 (2021) Author: Rodriguez, Eddie Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the governing body of a political subdivision that adopts an exemption from ad valorem taxation of a percentage of the market value of an individual's residence homestead to set the minimum dollar amount of the exemption to which an individual is entitled in a tax year. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HJR 92 87-0 (2021) Author: Schofield, Mike Proposing a constitutional amendment concerning the right to repurchase real property acquired by a governmental entity through eminent domain. House: Land & Resource Management Referred to Land & Resource Management
HJR 93 87-0 (2021) Author: Schofield, Mike Proposing a constitutional amendment prohibiting the taking of property by eminent domain for the purpose of transferring the property to a private entity. House: Land & Resource Management Referred to Land & Resource Management
HJR 94 87-0 (2021) Author: Schofield, Mike | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment requiring this state to observe daylight saving time year-round. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HJR 96 87-0 (2021) Author: Reynolds, Ron Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the denial of bail to an accused person if necessary to ensure the person's appearance in court and the safety of the community and of any person, including the victim of the alleged offense. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
HJR 97 87-0 (2021) Author: Huberty, Dan | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to legalize sports wagering in this state. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
HJR 98 87-0 (2021) Author: Schaefer, Matt Proposing a constitutional amendment relating to the right of a person to travel in and operate a vehicle using human decision-making. House: Transportation Referred to Transportation
HJR 99 87-0 (2021) Author: Canales, Terry | et. al.
Sponsor: Nichols, Robert | et. al.
Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing a county to finance the development or redevelopment of transportation or infrastructure in unproductive, underdeveloped, or blighted areas in the county; authorizing the issuance of bonds and notes. House: Pensions, Investments & Financial Services
Senate: Transportation
Filed with the Secretary of State
HJR 100 87-0 (2021) Author: Parker, Tan | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment relating to the right to own, hold, and use any mutually agreed upon medium of exchange. House: Pensions, Investments & Financial Services Left pending in committee
HJR 101 87-0 (2021) Author: Slawson, Shelby Proposing a constitutional amendment to limit the time that a person may serve as a member of the Texas Legislature or as a statewide elected officer in the executive branch to 12 consecutive years. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HJR 102 87-0 (2021) Author: Guerra, R. D. "Bobby" Proposing a constitutional amendment to authorize the operation of casino gaming in certain state coastal areas to provide additional money for property tax relief; providing for occupational licensing and certification; authorizing fees; limiting certain taxes and fees. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HJR 103 87-0 (2021) Author: Zwiener, Erin Proposing a constitutional amendment providing for the creation of the water infrastructure resiliency fund and the critical infrastructure resiliency fund to assist in the financing of certain infrastructure projects. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HJR 104 87-0 (2021) Author: Toth, Steve Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to provide for exceptions to the requirement that a home equity loan be closed only at the office of the lender, an attorney at law, or a title company. House: Pensions, Investments & Financial Services Committee report sent to Calendars
HJR 105 87-0 (2021) Author: Schofield, Mike Proposing a constitutional amendment allowing the legislature to establish a special district to be the seat of state government. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HJR 106 87-0 (2021) Author: White, James Proposing a constitutional amendment repealing the provision that subjects land designated for agricultural use to an additional tax when the land is diverted to a purpose other than agricultural use or sold. House: Ways & Means Left pending in committee
HJR 107 87-0 (2021) Author: Schofield, Mike Proposing a constitutional amendment providing for an exemption from ad valorem taxation for public school purposes of a dollar amount or a percentage, whichever is greater, of the market value of a residence homestead and providing for a reduction of the limitation on the total amount of ad valorem taxes that may be imposed for those purposes on the homestead of a person who is elderly or disabled to reflect any increase in the exemption amount. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HJR 108 87-0 (2021) Author: Krause, Matt | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment to authorize the legislature to establish a lower limit on the maximum appraised value of residence homesteads for ad valorem tax purposes and to establish a limit on the value of single-family residences other than residence homesteads for those purposes. House: Ways & Means Left pending in committee
HJR 109 87-0 (2021) Author: Walle, Armando | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment to permit additional uses of certain dedicated general revenue transferred each fiscal year to the state highway fund. House: Transportation Left pending in committee
HJR 110 87-0 (2021) Author: Sanford, Scott Proposing a constitutional amendment establishing a right for residents of certain long-term care facilities to designate an essential caregiver who is provided meaningful access to the resident during public health emergencies. House: Human Services Referred to Human Services
HJR 111 87-0 (2021) Author: Klick, Stephanie | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing legislative action at any time during a regular session of the legislature on a bill that extends the existence of an agency, commission, or advisory committee following legislative review. House: State Affairs Committee report sent to Calendars
HJR 112 87-0 (2021) Author: Morales, Eddie Proposing a constitutional amendment to authorize the Kickapoo Traditional Tribe of Texas to conduct gaming by executing a gaming agreement with this state; providing for licensing of persons under the agreement; limiting certain taxes and fees. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HJR 113 87-0 (2021) Author: Cason, Jeff | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment guaranteeing the right to life of unborn children. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HJR 114 87-0 (2021) Author: Klick, Stephanie Proposing a constitutional amendment providing procedures to fill a vacancy in the office of Speaker of the House of Representatives. House: House Administration Left pending in committee
HJR 115 87-0 (2021) Author: Martinez, Armando Proposing a constitutional amendment relating to the maximum tax rate that may be imposed on property in an emergency services district. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HJR 116 87-0 (2021) Author: Burns, DeWayne Proposing a constitutional amendment to require the legislature to provide for the reimbursement of certain political subdivisions for the implementation of laws that establish, expand, or modify a duty or activity that requires the political subdivisions to spend revenue. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HJR 117 87-0 (2021) Author: Rogers, Glenn Proposing a constitutional amendment requiring payment of child support to be eligible to hold certain public elective offices. House: Elections Referred to Elections
HJR 118 87-0 (2021) Author: Allison, Steve | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to provide for the appraisal of real property for ad valorem tax purposes based on its purchase price. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HJR 119 87-0 (2021) Author: Patterson, Jared | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to provide for an exemption from ad valorem taxation of all or part of the market value of the residence homesteads of certain disabled first responders and their surviving spouses. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HJR 120 87-0 (2021) Author: Middleton, Mayes Proposing a constitutional amendment to abolish the office of county treasurer of Galveston County. House: County Affairs Left pending in committee
HJR 121 87-0 (2021) Author: Anchía, Rafael Proposing a constitutional amendment establishing the Texas Redistricting Commission to redistrict the Texas Legislature and Texas congressional districts and revising procedures for redistricting. House: Redistricting Left pending in committee
HJR 122 87-0 (2021) Author: Collier, Nicole Proposing a constitutional amendment to require that the apportionment of members of the United States House of Representatives elected from this state be based on the most recent United States decennial census and preserve communities of interest to the extent practicable. House: Redistricting Referred to Redistricting
HJR 123 87-0 (2021) Author: Collier, Nicole Proposing a constitutional amendment to require the preservation of communities of interest in the apportionment of members of the Texas House of Representatives. House: Redistricting Referred to Redistricting
HJR 124 87-0 (2021) Author: Ellzey, Jake | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to increase the amount of the exemption from ad valorem taxation of property owned by certain disabled veterans and the surviving spouses and children of certain veterans. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HJR 125 87-0 (2021) Author: Ellzey, Jake | et. al.
Sponsor: Birdwell, Brian | et. al.
Proposing a constitutional amendment to allow the surviving spouse of a person who is disabled to receive a limitation on the school district ad valorem taxes on the spouse's residence homestead if the spouse is 55 years of age or older at the time of the person's death. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Finance
Filed with the Secretary of State
HJR 126 87-0 (2021) Author: Vasut, Cody Proposing a constitutional amendment to allow the legislature to override a veto of the governor following a legislative session. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
HJR 127 87-0 (2021) Author: Goodwin, Vikki Proposing a constitutional amendment establishing the Texas Redistricting Commission to redistrict the Texas Legislature, Texas congressional districts, and State Board of Education districts and revising procedures for redistricting. House: Redistricting Left pending in committee
HJR 128 87-0 (2021) Author: Crockett, Jasmine Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing a student member of the board of regents of a public institution of higher education or public university system to serve a term that differs from the terms served by the other members of the board. House: Higher Education Referred to Higher Education
HJR 129 87-0 (2021) Author: Thierry, Shawn Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the governing body of a political subdivision to adopt a residence homestead exemption from ad valorem taxation of either a percentage or 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 130 87-0 (2021) Author: Cain, Briscoe | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment prohibiting the state from expanding eligibility for Medicaid under the federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. House: Appropriations Referred to Appropriations
HJR 131 87-0 (2021) Author: Metcalf, Will Proposing a constitutional amendment to authorize the legislature to limit the maximum appraised value of real property for ad valorem tax purposes. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HJR 132 87-0 (2021) Author: Metcalf, Will Proposing a constitutional amendment to authorize the legislature to set a lower limit on the maximum appraised value of a residence homestead for ad valorem taxation. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HJR 133 87-0 (2021) Author: Kuempel, John | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment to foster economic development and job growth and to provide tax relief and funding for education and public safety by creating the Texas Gaming Commission, authorizing and regulating casino gaming at a limited number of destination resorts and facilities licensed by the commission, authorizing sports wagering, requiring occupational licenses to conduct casino gaming, and requiring the imposition of a tax. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
HJR 134 87-0 (2021) Author: Bernal, Diego Proposing a constitutional amendment requiring the periodic review of state and local tax preferences and the expiration of those tax preferences. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HJR 136 87-0 (2021) Author: 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. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HJR 137 87-0 (2021) Author: Muñoz, Jr., Sergio Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to specify the manner in which certain amounts distributed from the permanent university fund to the available university fund are allocated or used. House: Appropriations Referred to Appropriations
HJR 138 87-0 (2021) Author: Murphy, Jim Proposing a constitutional amendment removing the limit on the state's contribution to the Employees Retirement System of Texas. House: Appropriations Referred to Appropriations
HJR 139 87-0 (2021) Author: Deshotel, Joe Proposing a constitutional amendment adding a Railroad Commissioner. House: Energy Resources Referred to Energy Resources
HJR 140 87-0 (2021) Author: Paddie, Chris | et. al.
Sponsor: Springer, Drew
Proposing a constitutional amendment prohibiting the enactment of a law that imposes a tax on certain transactions that either convey a security or involve specified derivative contracts. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Finance
Placed on intent calendar
HJR 141 87-0 (2021) Author: Goldman, Craig | et. al. 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: Local Government
Referred to Local Government
HJR 142 87-0 (2021) Author: Slaton, Bryan Proposing a constitutional amendment requiring the secretary of state to be elected by the qualified voters at a general election instead of appointed by the governor. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HJR 143 87-0 (2021) Author: Geren, Charlie
Sponsor: Nelson, Jane | et. al.
Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the professional sports team charitable foundations of organizations sanctioned by certain professional associations to conduct charitable raffles at rodeo venues. House: Licensing & Administrative Procedures
Senate: State Affairs
Filed with the Secretary of State
HJR 144 87-0 (2021) Author: Crockett, Jasmine Proposing a constitutional amendment to authorize the legislature to provide for a credit against the ad valorem taxes imposed on property on which a solar energy device has been installed based on the cost of acquiring and installing the device. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HJR 145 87-0 (2021) Author: Allison, Steve Proposing a constitutional amendment to authorize the legislature to limit the appraised value of real property for ad valorem tax purposes to the value when the owner acquired the property and to provide for determining that value on the basis of the purchase price of the property, if applicable. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HJR 146 87-0 (2021) Author: Collier, Nicole Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to provide that the officials responsible for appraising property for ad valorem taxation in a county may exclude from consideration the value of new or substantially remodeled residential property when determining the market value of an older residence homestead located in or near a tax increment financing reinvestment zone. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HJR 147 87-0 (2021) Author: Meza, Thresa "Terry" Proposing a constitutional amendment protecting the health and safety of public school students and staff. House: Public Education Referred to Public Education
HJR 148 87-0 (2021) Author: Bonnen, Greg Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to make certain appropriations to the Employees Retirement System of Texas and the Teacher Retirement System of Texas. House: Appropriations Referred to Appropriations
HJR 149 87-0 (2021) Author: Sanford, Scott | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment repealing the provision that subjects land designated for agricultural use to an additional tax when the land is diverted to a purpose other than agricultural use or sold. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HJR 150 87-0 (2021) Author: Sanford, Scott Proposing a constitutional amendment to authorize the legislature to review and terminate an order issued by the governor during a state of disaster or emergency declared by the governor. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HJR 151 87-0 (2021) Author: Sanford, Scott Proposing a constitutional amendment requiring the legislature to convene into special session on petition of at least two-thirds of the members of each house of the legislature following certain disaster or emergency declarations. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HJR 152 87-0 (2021) Author: Raney, John | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment regarding certain organizational and procedural matters related to the legislature. House: State Affairs Committee report sent to Calendars
HJR 153 87-0 (2021) Author: Landgraf, Brooks Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to provide for legislative review or approval of certain state agency rules adopted in response to a threat to public health, safety, or welfare. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HJR 154 87-0 (2021) Author: Burns, DeWayne Proposing a constitutional amendment prohibiting certain school district maintenance and operations ad valorem taxes on the fulfillment of certain conditions. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HJR 155 87-0 (2021) Author: Stephenson, Phil Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to provide for the adjustment of the limitation on the amount of ad valorem taxes imposed by a school district on the residence homestead of an elderly or disabled person if the school district adopts, changes the amount of, or rescinds a local option residence homestead exemption. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HJR 156 87-0 (2021) Author: Collier, Nicole Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to enact laws providing for a district court to reduce or modify a sentence imposing a term of imprisonment for a person who has served not less than 10 years of the term. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
HJR 157 87-0 (2021) Author: Gates, Gary Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to provide for a credit against the ad valorem taxes imposed on the property of certain businesses that are required to close by an order, proclamation, or other instrument issued by a state or local official as a result of a disaster. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HJR 158 87-0 (2021) Author: Bonnen, Greg Proposing a constitutional amendment guaranteeing the right to life of unborn children and prohibiting abortion to the fullest extent possible under law. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HJR 159 87-0 (2021) Author: González, Mary Proposing a constitutional amendment to repeal the constitutional provision providing that marriage in this state consists only of the union of one man and one woman and prohibiting this state or a political subdivision of this state from creating or recognizing any legal status identical or similar to marriage. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Referred to Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
HJR 160 87-0 (2021) Author: Slawson, Shelby Proposing a constitutional amendment requiring the governor to call the legislature into special session following certain disaster or emergency declarations and specifying the powers of the legislature in those special sessions. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HJR 161 87-0 (2021) Author: Ashby, Trent Proposing a constitutional amendment to constitutionally dedicate certain revenue directed to the state highway fund for the purposes of acquiring, constructing, and maintaining public roadways. House: Appropriations Referred to Appropriations
HJR 162 87-0 (2021) Author: Cain, Briscoe Proposing a constitutional amendment allowing the legislature to establish a special district to be the seat of state government. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HJR 163 87-0 (2021) Author: Guillen, Ryan Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the denial of bail to certain persons arrested for evading arrest or detention. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
HJR 164 87-0 (2021) Author: Vasut, Cody Proposing a constitutional amendment repealing the order of business for regular legislative session. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HJR 165 87-0 (2021) Author: Jetton, Jacey
Sponsor: Zaffirini, Judith
Proposing a constitutional amendment providing additional powers to the State Commission on Judicial Conduct with respect to candidates for judicial office. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: Jurisprudence
Filed with the Secretary of State
SJR 11 87-0 (2021) Author: Zaffirini, Judith Proposing a constitutional amendment requiring the state to expand eligibility for Medicaid to certain persons under the federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. Senate: Health & Human Services Referred to Health & Human Services
SJR 12 87-0 (2021) Author: Zaffirini, Judith Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing certain persons under the age of 18 to vote in a primary election. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SJR 13 87-0 (2021) Author: Zaffirini, Judith Proposing a constitutional amendment abolishing daylight saving time in Texas. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SJR 14 87-0 (2021) Author: Johnson, Nathan | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment requiring the state to expand eligibility for Medicaid to certain persons under the federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. Senate: Health & Human Services Referred to Health & Human Services
SJR 15 87-0 (2021) Author: Alvarado, Carol Proposing a constitutional amendment requiring the state to expand eligibility for Medicaid to certain persons under the federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. Senate: Health & Human Services Referred to Health & Human Services
SJR 16 87-0 (2021) Author: Eckhardt, Sarah Proposing a constitutional amendment to authorize and regulate the possession, cultivation, and sale of cannabis. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SJR 17 87-0 (2021) Author: Menéndez, José Proposing a constitutional amendment providing for the establishment of the Texas Research Consortium to Cure Infectious Diseases (TRANSCEND) and authorizing the issuance of general obligation bonds to fund collaborative research on and development of infectious disease treatments and cures for humans. Senate: Health & Human Services Referred to Health & Human Services
SJR 18 87-0 (2021) Author: West, Royce | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the commissioners court of a county to adopt an exemption from ad valorem taxation by the county of a portion, expressed as a dollar amount, of the appraised value of an individual's residence homestead. Senate: Local Government Referred to Local Government
SJR 19 87-0 (2021) Author: Kolkhorst, Lois | et. al.
Sponsor: Frank, James B. | et. al.
Proposing a constitutional amendment establishing a right for residents of certain facilities to designate an essential caregiver for in-person visitation. House: Human Services
Senate: Health & Human Services
Filed with the Secretary of State
SJR 20 87-0 (2021) Author: Johnson, Nathan Proposing a constitutional amendment requiring the lieutenant governor and speaker of the house of representatives to call the legislature into special session on petition of at least two-thirds of the members of each house of the legislature in response to a fiscal crisis, war, natural disaster, or emergency. Senate: Administration Referred to Administration
SJR 21 87-0 (2021) Author: Eckhardt, Sarah Proposing a constitutional amendment providing for an annual state budget and annual legislative sessions for budget purposes. Senate: Finance Referred to Finance
SJR 22 87-0 (2021) Author: Huffman, Joan | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment prohibiting the use of state funds to pay for the obligations of a local public retirement system. Senate: Finance Referred to Finance
SJR 23 87-0 (2021) Author: Paxton, Angela Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to provide for a credit against the ad valorem taxes imposed on the property of certain businesses that are required to close by an order, proclamation, or other instrument issued by a state or local official as a result of a disaster. Senate: Finance Referred to Finance
SJR 24 87-0 (2021) Author: Hall, Bob Proposing a constitutional amendment to prohibit the legislature from requiring a license or permit for the wearing of arms. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SJR 25 87-0 (2021) Author: Hall, Bob Proposing a constitutional amendment guaranteeing the right to life of unborn children. Senate: Health & Human Services Referred to Health & Human Services
SJR 26 87-0 (2021) Author: Miles, Borris Proposing a constitutional amendment to authorize the legislature to provide for the continuation of a limitation on the maximum appraised value of a residence homestead for ad valorem tax purposes if the property is acquired by and qualifies as the homestead of an heir of the owner or the owner's spouse or surviving spouse. Senate: Finance Referred to Finance
SJR 27 87-0 (2021) Author: Hancock, Kelly | et. al.
Sponsor: Leach, Jeff | et. al.
Proposing a constitutional amendment to prohibit this state or a political subdivision of this state from prohibiting or limiting religious services of religious organizations. House: State Affairs
Senate: State Affairs
Filed with the Secretary of State
SJR 28 87-0 (2021) Author: Menéndez, José | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment establishing the Texas Redistricting Commission to redistrict the Texas Legislature and Texas congressional districts and revising procedures for redistricting. Senate: Redistricting, Special Co-author authorized
SJR 29 87-0 (2021) Author: Springer, Drew Proposing a constitutional amendment requiring the governor to call the legislature into special session following certain disaster or emergency declarations and specifying the powers of the legislature in those special sessions. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SJR 30 87-0 (2021) Author: Menéndez, José Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing a statewide referendum allowing voters to indicate a preference for observing standard time year-round or observing daylight saving time year-round. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SJR 31 87-0 (2021) Author: Kolkhorst, Lois Proposing a constitutional amendment to authorize the legislature to set a lower limit on the maximum appraised value of a residence homestead for ad valorem taxation. Senate: Local Government Referred to Local Government
SJR 32 87-0 (2021) Author: Zaffirini, Judith Proposing a constitutional amendment repealing the order of business for regular legislative session. Senate: Administration Referred to Administration
SJR 33 87-0 (2021) Author: Eckhardt, Sarah Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the lieutenant governor and speaker of the house of representatives to call the legislature into special session and to designate the subjects of legislation considered at certain special sessions. Senate: Administration Referred to Administration
SJR 34 87-0 (2021) Author: Zaffirini, Judith Proposing a constitutional amendment establishing the Texas Redistricting Commission to redistrict the United States House of Representatives and the Texas Legislature. Senate: Redistricting, Special Referred to Redistricting, Special
SJR 35 87-0 (2021) Author: Campbell, Donna | et. al.
Sponsor: Lopez, Ray | et. al.
Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to provide for an exemption from ad valorem taxation of all or part of the market value of the residence homestead of the surviving spouse of a member of the armed services of the United States who is killed or fatally injured in the line of duty. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Veteran Affairs
Filed with the Secretary of State
SJR 36 87-0 (2021) Author: Gutierrez, Roland Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the operation of 12 casinos in this state by licensed persons in counties that have approved casino gaming; authorizing the licensing of persons engaged in casino gaming occupations, the imposition of fees, and the provision of criminal penalties. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SJR 37 87-0 (2021) Author: Schwertner, Charles Proposing a constitutional amendment relating to appropriations for the preservation and perpetuation of certain items of historical value; allowing the legislature and state agencies to accept on behalf of the state gifts of items of historical value and contributions to purchase such items. Senate: Administration Committee report printed and distributed
SJR 38 87-0 (2021) Author: Springer, Drew Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to exempt from ad valorem taxation real property leased to certain schools organized and operated primarily for the purpose of engaging in educational functions. Senate: Finance Referred to Finance
SJR 39 87-0 (2021) Author: Hinojosa, Juan Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to legalize sports wagering in this state. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SJR 40 87-0 (2021) Author: Miles, Borris Proposing a constitutional amendment to permit additional uses of certain dedicated general revenue transferred each fiscal year to the state highway fund. Senate: Transportation Referred to Transportation
SJR 41 87-0 (2021) Author: Gutierrez, Roland Proposing a constitutional amendment to authorize the Kickapoo Traditional Tribe of Texas to conduct gaming by executing a gaming agreement with this state; providing for licensing of persons under the agreement; limiting certain taxes and fees. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SJR 42 87-0 (2021) Author: Eckhardt, Sarah Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the governing body of a political subdivision to adopt a residence homestead exemption from ad valorem taxation of either a percentage or a portion, expressed as a dollar amount, of the market value of an individual's residence homestead. Senate: Local Government Referred to Local Government
SJR 43 87-0 (2021) Author: West, Royce | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment establishing the Texas Redistricting Commission and providing redistricting procedures for state legislative, state judicial, and congressional districts. Senate: Redistricting, Special Referred to Redistricting, Special
SJR 44 87-0 (2021) Author: Powell, Beverly | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the issuance of general obligation bonds to provide financial assistance to political subdivisions located in areas of the state affected by a disaster, including an epidemic or pandemic. Senate: Finance Referred to Finance
SJR 45 87-0 (2021) Author: Birdwell, Brian | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment regarding the powers of the governor, the legislature, and the supreme court following certain disaster or emergency declarations. House: State Affairs
Senate: State Affairs
Referred to State Affairs
SJR 46 87-0 (2021) Author: Creighton, Brandon Proposing a constitutional amendment to authorize the legislature to set a lower limit and provide for more than one limit on the maximum appraised value of a residence homestead for ad valorem taxation. Senate: Local Government Referred to Local Government
SJR 47 87-0 (2021) Author: Huffman, Joan | et. al.
Sponsor: Landgraf, Brooks
Proposing a constitutional amendment changing the eligibility requirements for certain judicial offices. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: Jurisprudence
Filed with the Secretary of State
SJR 48 87-0 (2021) Author: Paxton, Angela Proposing a constitutional amendment establishing a right for hospital patients to designate an essential caregiver for in-person visitation. Senate: Health & Human Services Referred to Health & Human Services
SJR 49 87-0 (2021) Author: Alvarado, Carol | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment to foster economic development and job growth and to provide tax relief and funding for education and public safety by creating the Texas Gaming Commission, authorizing and regulating casino gaming at a limited number of destination resorts and facilities licensed by the commission, authorizing sports wagering, requiring occupational licenses to conduct casino gaming, and requiring the imposition of a tax. Senate: State Affairs Co-author authorized
SJR 50 87-0 (2021) Author: Paxton, Angela | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment to authorize the legislature to review and terminate an order issued by the governor during a state of disaster or emergency declared by the governor. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SJR 51 87-0 (2021) Author: Creighton, Brandon | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment prohibiting the unsolicited distribution of an application form for an absentee ballot. Senate: State Affairs Not again placed on intent calendar
SJR 52 87-0 (2021) Author: Birdwell, Brian Proposing a constitutional amendment providing for the creation of the Texas emissions reduction plan fund for the purpose of administering and implementing programs relating to reducing emissions of air contaminants or other pollutants and preventing areas of the state from being in violation of national ambient air quality standards. Senate: Natural Resources & Economic Development Referred to Natural Resources & Economic Development
SJR 53 87-0 (2021) Author: Huffman, Joan Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to make certain appropriations to the Employees Retirement System of Texas and the Teacher Retirement System of Texas. Senate: Finance Referred to Finance
SJR 54 87-0 (2021) Author: Johnson, Nathan Proposing a constitutional amendment establishing an independent redistricting commission to establish districts for the election of the members of the United States House of Representatives elected from this state, the Texas Senate, and the Texas House of Representatives. Senate: Redistricting, Special Referred to Redistricting, Special
SJR 55 87-0 (2021) Author: Creighton, Brandon | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment relating to the right to own, hold, and use any mutually agreed upon medium of exchange. Senate: Business & Commerce Co-author authorized
SJR 56 87-0 (2021) Author: Creighton, Brandon Proposing a constitutional amendment to abolish the office of county treasurer of Galveston County. Senate: Local Government Referred to Local Government
SJR 57 87-0 (2021) Author: Bettencourt, Paul Proposing a constitutional amendment to extend the number of days that certain tangible personal property that is exempt from ad valorem taxation due to its location in this state for a temporary period may be located in this state for the purpose of qualifying for the tax exemption. Senate: Finance Referred to Finance
SJR 58 87-0 (2021) Author: Campbell, Donna Proposing a constitutional amendment to prohibit a person from being placed on a ballot as a candidate for public office if the person has an outstanding financial obligation payable to the Texas Ethics Commission. Senate: State Affairs Committee report printed and distributed
SJR 59 87-0 (2021) Author: Nichols, Robert Proposing a constitutional amendment to constitutionally dedicate certain revenue directed to the state highway fund for the purposes of acquiring, constructing, and maintaining public roadways. Senate: Transportation Referred to Transportation
SJR 60 87-0 (2021) Author: Hall, Bob Proposing a constitutional amendment regarding certain actions involving the conduct of elections and the powers of the legislature to file certain actions against the governor and other state officials. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SJR 61 87-0 (2021) Author: Campbell, Donna | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment prohibiting temporary suspension of absentee voting procedures. Senate: State Affairs Not again placed on intent calendar
SJR 62 87-0 (2021) Author: Hancock, Kelly Proposing a constitutional amendment providing for the creation of the State Utilities Reliability Fund and the State Utilities Reliability Revenue Fund to provide financial support for projects that enhance the reliability of water, electricity, natural gas and broadband utilities in this state. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SJR 63 87-0 (2021) Author: Springer, Drew Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to exempt from ad valorem taxation by a school district a portion of the appraised value of an individual's residence homestead. Senate: Finance Referred to Finance
SJR 64 87-0 (2021) Author: Gutierrez, Roland Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to provide for the issuance of general obligation bonds to support the development of public telecommunications and information services infrastructure in this state. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SJR 65 87-0 (2021) Author: Powell, Beverly Proposing a constitutional amendment to authorize the legislature to provide for a credit against the ad valorem taxes imposed by a school district on the residence homesteads of certain educators who purchase school supplies. Senate: Finance Referred to Finance
SJR 66 87-0 (2021) Author: Miles, Borris Proposing a constitutional amendment prohibiting slavery and involuntary servitude. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SJR 67 87-0 (2021) Author: Springer, Drew | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment prohibiting the enactment of a law that imposes a tax on certain transactions that either convey a security or involve specified derivative contracts. Senate: Finance Referred to Finance
SJR 68 87-0 (2021) Author: Bettencourt, Paul | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment exempting this state from daylight saving time. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HJR 1 87-1 (2021) Author: Kacal, Kyle Proposing a constitutional amendment requiring a judge or magistrate to impose the least restrictive conditions of bail that may be necessary and authorizing the denial of bail under some circumstances to a person accused of a violent or sexual offense or of continuous trafficking of persons. House: Constitutional Rights & Remedies, Select Committee report sent to Calendars
HJR 2 87-1 (2021) Author: Schofield, Mike Proposing a constitutional amendment establishing a limitation on the total amount of ad valorem taxes that political subdivisions may impose on the residence homesteads of individuals who are disabled or elderly and their surviving spouses. Filed
HJR 3 87-1 (2021) Author: Schofield, Mike Proposing a constitutional amendment requiring this state to observe daylight saving time year-round. Filed
HJR 4 87-1 (2021) Author: Schofield, Mike Proposing a constitutional amendment providing for an exemption from ad valorem taxation for public school purposes of a dollar amount or a percentage, whichever is greater, of the market value of a residence homestead and providing for a reduction of the limitation on the total amount of ad valorem taxes that may be imposed for those purposes on the homestead of a person who is elderly or disabled to reflect any increase in the exemption amount. Filed
HJR 5 87-1 (2021) Author: Bucy III, John Proposing a constitutional amendment requiring the state to expand eligibility for Medicaid to certain persons under the federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. Filed
HJR 6 87-1 (2021) Author: Bucy III, John 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. Filed
HJR 7 87-1 (2021) Author: Israel, Celia Proposing a constitutional amendment requiring the state to expand eligibility for Medicaid to certain persons under the federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. Filed
HJR 8 87-1 (2021) Author: Collier, Nicole Proposing a constitutional amendment to require the preservation of communities of interest in the apportionment of members of the Texas House of Representatives. Filed
HJR 9 87-1 (2021) Author: Collier, Nicole Proposing a constitutional amendment to require that the apportionment of members of the United States House of Representatives elected from this state be based on the most recent United States decennial census and preserve communities of interest to the extent practicable. Filed
HJR 10 87-1 (2021) Author: Reynolds, Ron Proposing a constitutional amendment requiring the state to expand eligibility for Medicaid to certain persons under the federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. Filed
HJR 11 87-1 (2021) Author: Bernal, Diego Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to exempt from ad valorem taxation the total assessed value of the residence homestead of an unpaid caregiver of an individual who is eligible to receive long-term services and supports under the Medicaid program while the individual is on a waiting list for the services and supports. Filed
HJR 12 87-1 (2021) Author: Howard, Donna | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to provide for the reduction of the amount of a limitation on the total amount of ad valorem taxes that may be imposed for general elementary and secondary public school purposes on the residence homestead of a person who is elderly or disabled to reflect any statutory reduction from the preceding tax year in the maximum compressed rate of the maintenance and operations taxes imposed for those purposes on the homestead. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HJR 13 87-1 (2021) Author: Lopez, Ray Proposing a constitutional amendment to allow the legislature to override a veto of the governor following a legislative session. Filed
HJR 14 87-1 (2021) Author: Reynolds, Ron Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the denial of bail to an accused person if a judge or magistrate determines by clear and convincing evidence that requiring bail and conditions of release is insufficient to reasonably ensure the person's appearance in court or the safety of the community or of any person, including the victim of the alleged offense. House: Constitutional Rights & Remedies, Select Referred to Constitutional Rights & Remedies
HJR 17 87-1 (2021) Author: Vasut, Cody Proposing a constitutional amendment to authorize the legislature to limit the maximum appraised value of real property for ad valorem tax purposes to 103.5 percent or more of the appraised value of the property for the preceding tax year. Filed
HJR 18 87-1 (2021) Author: Crockett, Jasmine Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing certain persons under the age of 18 to vote in a primary election. Filed
HJR 19 87-1 (2021) Author: Crockett, Jasmine Proposing a constitutional amendment to authorize the legislature to provide for a credit against the ad valorem taxes imposed on property on which a solar energy device has been installed based on the cost of acquiring and installing the device. Filed
HJR 20 87-1 (2021) Author: Martinez, Armando Proposing a constitutional amendment prohibiting the governor from vetoing an item of appropriation made to the legislative or judicial branch of state government, including to an agency the primary purpose of which is to assist those branches of government. Filed
HJR 21 87-1 (2021) Author: Shine, Hugh Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to provide for the reduction of the amount of a limitation on the total amount of ad valorem taxes that may be imposed for general elementary and secondary public school purposes on the residence homestead of a person who is elderly or disabled to reflect any statutory reduction from the preceding tax year in the maximum compressed rate of the maintenance and operations taxes imposed for those purposes on the homestead. Filed
HJR 22 87-1 (2021) Author: Middleton, Mayes | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment providing that members of the legislature are not entitled to receive a state salary, per diem, or reimbursement for mileage for an unexcused absence when the applicable house of the legislature lacks a quorum. Filed
HJR 23 87-1 (2021) Author: Vasut, Cody | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment to reduce the number of members of each House required to constitute a quorum to a majority. Filed
HJR 24 87-1 (2021) Author: Capriglione, Giovanni Proposing a constitutional amendment to authorize the legislature to establish a lower limit on the maximum appraised value of residence homesteads for ad valorem tax purposes and to establish a limit on the value of single-family residences other than residence homesteads for those purposes. Filed
HJR 25 87-1 (2021) Author: Wilson, Terry M. 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. Filed
HJR 26 87-1 (2021) Author: Wilson, Terry M. Proposing a constitutional amendment providing that a residence homestead is not subject to seizure or sale for delinquent ad valorem taxes. Filed
HJR 27 87-1 (2021) Author: Raney, John | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment regarding certain organizational and procedural matters related to the legislature. Filed
HJR 28 87-1 (2021) Author: Middleton, Mayes Proposing a constitutional amendment to increase the maximum amount of the local option residence homestead exemption from ad valorem taxation by a political subdivision. Filed
SJR 1 87-1 (2021) Author: Kolkhorst, Lois Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to provide for the reduction of the amount of a limitation on the total amount of ad valorem taxes that may be imposed for general elementary and secondary public school purposes on the residence homestead of a person who is elderly or disabled to reflect any statutory reduction from the preceding tax year in the maximum compressed rate of the maintenance and operations taxes imposed for those purposes on the homestead. Filed
SJR 2 87-1 (2021) Author: Powell, Beverly Proposing a constitutional amendment to increase the amount of the exemption of residence homesteads from ad valorem taxation by a school district and to reduce the amount of the limitation on school district ad valorem taxes imposed on the residence homesteads of the elderly or disabled to reflect the increased exemption amount. Filed
SJR 3 87-1 (2021) Author: Huffman, Joan | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment requiring a judge or magistrate to impose the least restrictive conditions of bail that may be necessary and authorizing the denial of bail under some circumstances to a person accused of a violent or sexual offense or of continuous trafficking of persons. Senate: Jurisprudence Co-author authorized
SJR 4 87-1 (2021) Author: Bettencourt, Paul | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to provide for the reduction of the amount of a limitation on the total amount of ad valorem taxes that may be imposed for general elementary and secondary public school purposes on the residence homestead of a person who is elderly or disabled to reflect any statutory reduction from the preceding tax year in the maximum compressed rate of the maintenance and operations taxes imposed for those purposes on the homestead. Senate: Local Government Reported engrossed
SJR 6 87-1 (2021) Author: Zaffirini, Judith Proposing a constitutional amendment establishing the Texas Redistricting Commission to redistrict the United States House of Representatives and the Texas Legislature. Filed
SJR 7 87-1 (2021) Author: Zaffirini, Judith | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing certain persons under the age of 18 to vote in a primary election. Filed
SJR 8 87-1 (2021) Author: Seliger, Kel Proposing a constitutional amendment to remove the governor's line-item veto authority. Filed
HJR 1 87-2 (2021) Author: Kacal, Kyle | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment requiring a judge or magistrate to impose the least restrictive conditions of bail that may be necessary and authorizing the denial of bail under some circumstances to a person accused of a violent or sexual offense or of continuous trafficking of persons. House: Constitutional Rights & Remedies, Select Referred to Constitutional Rights & Remedies
HJR 2 87-2 (2021) Author: Meyer, Morgan | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to provide for the reduction of the amount of a limitation on the total amount of ad valorem taxes that may be imposed for general elementary and secondary public school purposes on the residence homestead of a person who is elderly or disabled to reflect any statutory reduction from the preceding tax year in the maximum compressed rate of the maintenance and operations taxes imposed for those purposes on the homestead. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HJR 3 87-2 (2021) Author: Schofield, Mike Proposing a constitutional amendment requiring this state to observe daylight saving time year-round. Filed
HJR 4 87-2 (2021) Author: Reynolds, Ron Proposing a constitutional amendment requiring the state to expand eligibility for Medicaid to certain persons under the federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. Filed
HJR 5 87-2 (2021) Author: Reynolds, Ron Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the denial of bail to an accused person if a judge or magistrate determines by clear and convincing evidence that requiring bail and conditions of release is insufficient to reasonably ensure the person's appearance in court or the safety of the community or of any person, including the victim of the alleged offense. House: Constitutional Rights & Remedies, Select Referred to Constitutional Rights & Remedies
HJR 6 87-2 (2021) Author: Zwiener, Erin | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment to increase the amount of the exemption of residence homesteads from ad valorem taxation by a school district and to reduce the amount of the limitation on school district ad valorem taxes imposed on the residence homesteads of the elderly or disabled to reflect the increased exemption amount. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HJR 7 87-2 (2021) Author: Zwiener, Erin | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment to increase the amount of the exemption of residence homesteads from ad valorem taxation by a school district and to reduce the amount of the limitation on school district ad valorem taxes imposed on the residence homesteads of the elderly or disabled to reflect the increased exemption amount. Filed
HJR 8 87-2 (2021) Author: Schofield, Mike | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment establishing a limitation on the total amount of ad valorem taxes that political subdivisions may impose on the residence homesteads of individuals who are disabled or elderly and their surviving spouses. Filed
HJR 9 87-2 (2021) Author: Vasut, Cody Proposing a constitutional amendment to reduce the number of members of each House required to constitute a quorum to a majority. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HJR 11 87-2 (2021) Author: Vasut, Cody Proposing a constitutional amendment to authorize the legislature to limit the maximum appraised value of real property for ad valorem tax purposes to 103.5 percent or more of the appraised value of the property for the preceding tax year. Filed
HJR 12 87-2 (2021) Author: Schofield, Mike | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment repealing the provision that subjects land designated for agricultural use to an additional tax when the land is diverted to a purpose other than agricultural use or sold. Filed
HJR 13 87-2 (2021) Author: Slaton, Bryan Proposing a constitutional amendment to authorize the legislature to provide for a credit against the ad valorem taxes imposed on property owned by a person who makes a donation to the state for the purpose of border security and to provide for the reimbursement of political subdivisions for the revenue loss incurred as a result of the credit. Filed
HJR 14 87-2 (2021) Author: Schofield, Mike | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment providing for an exemption from ad valorem taxation for public school purposes of a dollar amount or a percentage, whichever is greater, of the market value of a residence homestead and providing for a reduction of the limitation on the total amount of ad valorem taxes that may be imposed for those purposes on the homestead of a person who is elderly or disabled to reflect any increase in the exemption amount. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HJR 15 87-2 (2021) Author: Lopez, Ray Proposing a constitutional amendment to allow the legislature to override a veto of the governor following a legislative session. Filed
HJR 16 87-2 (2021) Author: Middleton, Mayes | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment providing that members of the legislature are not entitled to receive a state salary, per diem, or reimbursement for mileage for an unexcused absence when the applicable house of the legislature lacks a quorum. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HJR 17 87-2 (2021) Author: Middleton, Mayes | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment to increase the maximum amount of the local option residence homestead exemption from ad valorem taxation by a political subdivision. Filed
HJR 18 87-2 (2021) Author: Wilson, Terry M. | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment providing that a residence homestead is not subject to seizure or sale for delinquent ad valorem taxes. Filed
HJR 19 87-2 (2021) Author: Wilson, Terry M. | et. al. 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. Filed
HJR 20 87-2 (2021) Author: Allison, Steve | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to limit the maximum appraised value of residential real property for ad valorem tax purposes to 105 percent or more of the appraised value of the property for the preceding tax year, to exempt from ad valorem taxation the total appraised value of property purchased by an individual for the first tax year the individual qualifies the property as the individual's residence homestead if the property is the individual's first residence homestead and has an appraised value of less than $300,000, and to limit the total amount of ad valorem taxes that a political subdivision may impose on the residence homestead of an individual and the surviving spouse of the individual if the individual qualifies the property as the individual's residence homestead for at least 25 consecutive tax years. Filed
HJR 21 87-2 (2021) Author: King, Phil | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment repealing the provision that subjects land designated for agricultural use to an additional tax when the land is diverted to a purpose other than agricultural use or sold. Filed
HJR 22 87-2 (2021) Author: Capriglione, Giovanni | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment to authorize the legislature to establish a lower limit on the maximum appraised value of residence homesteads for ad valorem tax purposes and to establish a limit on the value of single-family residences other than residence homesteads for those purposes. Filed
HJR 23 87-2 (2021) Author: Martinez, Armando Proposing a constitutional amendment prohibiting the governor from vetoing an item of appropriation made to the legislative or judicial branch of state government, including to an agency the primary purpose of which is to assist those branches of government. Filed
HJR 24 87-2 (2021) Author: Burrows, Dustin Proposing a constitutional amendment reducing The University of Texas System's share of the income and other benefits of the permanent university fund, transferring to the national research university fund and general revenue fund a portion of the annual distribution made from the permanent university fund to the available university fund, and dedicating the portion transferred to the general revenue fund to provide for the support and maintenance of public institutions of higher education. Filed
HJR 25 87-2 (2021) Author: Huberty, Dan Proposing a constitutional amendment creating the State Utilities Reliability Fund and the State Utilities Reliability Revenue Fund to provide financial support for projects that enhance the reliability and resiliency of water, electric, and natural gas utilities, broadband providers, and power generation resources in this state. Filed
HJR 26 87-2 (2021) Author: Howard, Donna Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to provide for the reduction of the amount of a limitation on the total amount of ad valorem taxes that may be imposed for general elementary and secondary public school purposes on the residence homestead of a person who is elderly or disabled to reflect any statutory reduction from the preceding tax year in the maximum compressed rate of the maintenance and operations taxes imposed for those purposes on the homestead. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HJR 27 87-2 (2021) Author: Dominguez, Alex Proposing a constitutional amendment prohibiting the governor from vetoing an item of appropriation made to the legislative or judicial branch of state government, including to an agency the primary purpose of which is to assist those branches of government. Filed
HJR 28 87-2 (2021) Author: Bucy III, John Proposing a constitutional amendment requiring the state to expand eligibility for Medicaid to certain persons under the federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. Filed
SJR 1 87-2 (2021) Author: Birdwell, Brian | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment relating to the determination of a quorum of the senate or house of representatives. Senate: Constitutional Issues, Special Record vote
SJR 2 87-2 (2021) Author: Bettencourt, Paul | et. al.
Sponsor: Meyer, Morgan | et. al.
Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to provide for the reduction of the amount of a limitation on the total amount of ad valorem taxes that may be imposed for general elementary and secondary public school purposes on the residence homestead of a person who is elderly or disabled to reflect any statutory reduction from the preceding tax year in the maximum compressed rate of the maintenance and operations taxes imposed for those purposes on the homestead. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Local Government
Co-author authorized
SJR 3 87-2 (2021) Author: Huffman, Joan | et. al.
Sponsor: Kacal, Kyle | et. al.
Proposing a constitutional amendment requiring a judge or magistrate to impose the least restrictive conditions of bail that may be necessary and authorizing the denial of bail under some circumstances to a person accused of a violent or sexual offense or of continuous trafficking of persons. House: Constitutional Rights & Remedies, Select
Senate: Jurisprudence
Co-author authorized
SJR 6 87-2 (2021) Author: Hall, Bob | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment relating to the calculation of a limitation on the total amount of ad valorem taxes that may be imposed by certain political subdivisions on the residence homestead of a person who is elderly or disabled. Co-author authorized
SJR 7 87-2 (2021) Author: Hall, Bob Proposing a constitutional amendment repealing the provision that subjects land designated for agricultural use to an additional tax when the land is diverted to a purpose other than agricultural use or sold. Filed
SJR 8 87-2 (2021) Author: Perry, Charles | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment requiring a member of the legislature to be in the state in order to receive a per diem during a legislative session. Co-author authorized
SJR 9 87-2 (2021) Author: Zaffirini, Judith Proposing a constitutional amendment establishing the Texas Redistricting Commission to redistrict the United States House of Representatives and the Texas Legislature. Filed
SJR 10 87-2 (2021) Author: Zaffirini, Judith Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing certain persons under the age of 18 to vote in a primary election. Filed
SJR 11 87-2 (2021) Author: Springer, Drew Proposing a constitutional amendment prohibiting the enactment of a law that imposes a tax on certain transactions that either convey a security or involve specified derivative contracts. Filed
SJR 12 87-2 (2021) Author: Seliger, Kel Proposing a constitutional amendment to remove the governor's line-item veto authority. Filed
SJR 13 87-2 (2021) Author: Powell, Beverly Proposing a constitutional amendment to increase the amount of the exemption of residence homesteads from ad valorem taxation by a school district and to reduce the amount of the limitation on school district ad valorem taxes imposed on the residence homesteads of the elderly or disabled to reflect the increased exemption amount. Filed
SJR 14 87-2 (2021) Author: Perry, Charles Proposing a constitutional amendment reducing The University of Texas System's share of the income and other benefits of the permanent university fund, transferring to the national research university fund and general revenue fund a portion of the annual distribution made from the permanent university fund to the available university fund, and dedicating the portion transferred to the general revenue fund to provide for the support and maintenance of public institutions of higher education. Filed
SJR 15 87-2 (2021) Author: Paxton, Angela Proposing a constitutional amendment providing for the appropriation of certain surplus state revenue for the purpose of reducing school district maintenance and operations ad valorem taxes. Filed
SJR 16 87-2 (2021) Author: Johnson, Nathan Proposing a constitutional amendment to remove the governor's line-item veto authority. Filed
HJR 1 87-3 (2021) Author: Slaton, Bryan Proposing a constitutional amendment to authorize the legislature to provide for a credit against the ad valorem taxes imposed on property owned by a person who makes a donation to the state for the purpose of border security and to provide for the reimbursement of political subdivisions for the revenue loss incurred as a result of the credit. Filed
HJR 2 87-3 (2021) Author: Lopez, Ray Proposing a constitutional amendment to allow the legislature to override a veto of the governor following a legislative session. Filed
HJR 3 87-3 (2021) Author: Collier, Nicole Proposing a constitutional amendment to require the preservation of communities of interest in the apportionment of members of the Texas House of Representatives. House: Redistricting Referred to Redistricting
HJR 4 87-3 (2021) Author: Collier, Nicole Proposing a constitutional amendment to require that the apportionment of members of the United States House of Representatives elected from this state be based on the most recent United States decennial census and preserve communities of interest to the extent practicable. House: Redistricting Referred to Redistricting
HJR 6 87-3 (2021) Author: Vasut, Cody | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment to authorize the legislature to limit the maximum appraised value of real property for ad valorem tax purposes to 103.5 percent or more of the appraised value of the property for the preceding tax year. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HJR 7 87-3 (2021) Author: Middleton, Mayes Proposing a constitutional amendment to increase the maximum amount of the local option residence homestead exemption from ad valorem taxation by a political subdivision. Filed
HJR 8 87-3 (2021) Author: Middleton, Mayes | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment providing that members of the legislature are not entitled to receive a state salary, per diem, or reimbursement for mileage for an unexcused absence when the applicable house of the legislature lacks a quorum. Filed
HJR 9 87-3 (2021) Author: Burrows, Dustin Proposing a constitutional amendment reducing The University of Texas System's share of the income and other benefits of the permanent university fund, transferring to the national research university fund and general revenue fund a portion of the annual distribution made from the permanent university fund to the available university fund, appropriating the portion transferred to the national research university fund, and dedicating the portion transferred to the general revenue fund to provide for the support and maintenance of public institutions of higher education. House: Appropriations Referred to Appropriations
HJR 10 87-3 (2021) Author: Reynolds, Ron Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the denial of bail to an accused person if a judge or magistrate determines by clear and convincing evidence that requiring bail and conditions of release is insufficient to reasonably ensure the person's appearance in court or the safety of the community or of any person, including the victim of the alleged offense. House: Constitutional Rights & Remedies, Select Referred to Constitutional Rights & Remedies
HJR 11 87-3 (2021) Author: Huberty, Dan Proposing a constitutional amendment creating the State Utilities Reliability Fund and the State Utilities Reliability Revenue Fund to provide financial support for projects that enhance the reliability and resiliency of water, electric, and natural gas utilities, broadband providers, and power generation resources in this state. Filed
HJR 12 87-3 (2021) Author: Kacal, Kyle Proposing a constitutional amendment requiring a judge or magistrate to impose the least restrictive conditions of bail that may be necessary and authorizing the denial of bail under some circumstances to a person accused of a violent or sexual offense or of continuous trafficking of persons. House: Constitutional Rights & Remedies, Select Referred to Constitutional Rights & Remedies
HJR 13 87-3 (2021) Author: Burrows, Dustin Proposing a constitutional amendment establishing the Texas university fund to provide funding for research activities conducted by public institutions of higher education in the Texas Tech University System or the University of Houston System. House: Appropriations Referred to Appropriations
HJR 14 87-3 (2021) Author: Zwiener, Erin Proposing a constitutional amendment to increase the amount of the exemption of residence homesteads from ad valorem taxation by a school district and to reduce the amount of the limitation on school district ad valorem taxes imposed on the residence homesteads of the elderly or disabled to reflect the increased exemption amount. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HJR 15 87-3 (2021) Author: Anchía, Rafael Proposing a constitutional amendment establishing the Texas Redistricting Commission to redistrict the Texas Legislature and Texas congressional districts and revising procedures for redistricting. House: Redistricting Referred to Redistricting
HJR 16 87-3 (2021) Author: Reynolds, Ron Proposing a constitutional amendment requiring the state to expand eligibility for Medicaid to certain persons under the federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. Filed
HJR 17 87-3 (2021) Author: Larson, Lyle Proposing a constitutional amendment relating to observing standard time year-round or observing daylight saving time year-round based on the results of a statewide referendum. Filed
HJR 18 87-3 (2021) Author: Crockett, Jasmine Proposing a constitutional amendment to authorize the legislature to provide for a credit against the ad valorem taxes imposed on property on which a solar energy device has been installed based on the cost of acquiring and installing the device. Filed
HJR 19 87-3 (2021) Author: Allison, Steve Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to limit the maximum appraised value of residential real property for ad valorem tax purposes to 105 percent or more of the appraised value of the property for the preceding tax year, to exempt from ad valorem taxation the total appraised value of property purchased by an individual for the first tax year the individual qualifies the property as the individual's residence homestead if the property is the individual's first residence homestead and has an appraised value of less than $300,000, and to limit the total amount of ad valorem taxes that a political subdivision may impose on the residence homestead of an individual and the surviving spouse of the individual if the individual qualifies the property as the individual's residence homestead for at least 25 consecutive tax years. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HJR 20 87-3 (2021) Author: Raymond, Richard Peña Proposing a constitutional amendment providing honesty in state taxation. Filed
HJR 21 87-3 (2021) Author: Schofield, Mike | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment establishing a limitation on the total amount of ad valorem taxes that certain political subdivisions may impose on the residence homesteads of persons who are disabled or elderly and their surviving spouses. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HJR 22 87-3 (2021) Author: Raymond, Richard Peña | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment to appropriate money from the economic stabilization fund to the foundation school fund and use the money to finance a temporary increase in the amount of the exemption of residence homesteads from ad valorem taxation by a school district and a temporary reduction in the amount of the limitation on school district ad valorem taxes imposed on the residence homesteads of the elderly or disabled to reflect the increased exemption amount. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
SJR 1 87-3 (2021) Author: Huffman, Joan | et. al.
Sponsor: Kacal, Kyle
Proposing a constitutional amendment requiring a judge or magistrate to impose the least restrictive conditions of bail that may be necessary and authorizing the denial of bail under some circumstances to a person accused of a violent or sexual offense or of continuous trafficking of persons. House: Constitutional Rights & Remedies, Select
Senate: Jurisprudence
Statement(s) of vote recorded in Journal
SJR 2 87-3 (2021) Author: Bettencourt, Paul | et. al.
Sponsor: Button, Angie | et. al.
Proposing a constitutional amendment increasing the amount of the residence homestead exemption from ad valorem taxation for public school purposes. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Finance
Filed with the Secretary of State
SJR 6 87-3 (2021) Author: Hall, Bob Proposing a constitutional amendment relating to the calculation of a limitation on the total amount of ad valorem taxes that may be imposed by certain political subdivisions on the residence homestead of a person who is elderly or disabled. Filed
SJR 7 87-3 (2021) Author: Hall, Bob Proposing a constitutional amendment repealing the provision that subjects land designated for agricultural use to an additional tax when the land is diverted to a purpose other than agricultural use or sold. Filed
SJR 8 87-3 (2021) Author: Johnson, Nathan Proposing a constitutional amendment establishing an independent redistricting commission to establish districts for the election of the members of the United States House of Representatives elected from this state, the Texas Senate, and the Texas House of Representatives. Filed
SJR 9 87-3 (2021) Author: Perry, Charles Proposing a constitutional amendment reducing The University of Texas System's share of the income and other benefits of the permanent university fund, transferring to the national research university fund and general revenue fund a portion of the annual distribution made from the permanent university fund to the available university fund, appropriating the portion transferred to the national research university fund, and dedicating the portion transferred to the general revenue fund to provide for the support and maintenance of public institutions of higher education. Filed
SJR 10 87-3 (2021) Author: Zaffirini, Judith Proposing a constitutional amendment establishing the Texas Redistricting Commission to redistrict the United States House of Representatives and the Texas Legislature. Filed
SJR 11 87-3 (2021) Author: Johnson, Nathan Proposing a constitutional amendment requiring the state to develop and seek appropriate authorization under the federal Medicaid program to implement the Live Well Texas program to provide health benefit coverage to certain individuals. Filed
SJR 12 87-3 (2021) Author: Menéndez, José | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment establishing the Texas Redistricting Commission to redistrict the Texas Legislature and Texas congressional districts and revising procedures for redistricting. Filed
SJR 13 87-3 (2021) Author: Hinojosa, Juan Proposing a constitutional amendment establishing the Texas Redistricting Commission to redistrict the Texas Legislature, Texas congressional districts, and State Board of Education districts and revising procedures for redistricting. Filed
HB 3928 86-0 (2019) Author: Neave, Victoria | et. al. Relating to the Texas Redistricting Commission. House: Redistricting Left pending in committee
HCR 149 86-0 (2019) Author: Reynolds, Ron Urging Congress to pass a constitutional amendment abolishing the Electoral College and creating a system for the direct election of presidents by popular vote. House: Elections Referred to Elections
HJR 3 86-0 (2019) Author: Huberty, Dan Proposing a constitutional amendment to provide property tax relief by reducing school district maintenance and operations ad valorem tax rates and increasing the state sales and use tax rates. House: Ways & Means Postponed
HJR 4 86-0 (2019) Author: Phelan, Dade | et. al.
Sponsor: Creighton, Brandon | et. al.
Proposing a constitutional amendment providing for the creation of the flood infrastructure fund to assist in the financing of drainage, flood mitigation, and flood control projects. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Water & Rural Affairs
Filed with the Secretary of State
HJR 5 86-0 (2019) Author: Thompson, Senfronia | et. al.
Sponsor: Kolkhorst, Lois
Proposing a constitutional amendment providing for the dedication of certain sales and use tax revenue to the Texas mental and behavioral health research fund established to fund research, treatment, and access to services in this state for behavioral health, mental health, and substance use and addiction issues. House: Public Health
Senate: Finance
Placed on intent calendar
HJR 10 86-0 (2019) Author: Capriglione, Giovanni | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment providing for the creation of the Texas legacy fund and the Texas legacy distribution fund, dedicating the Texas legacy distribution fund to certain state infrastructure projects or the reduction of certain long-term obligations, and providing for the transfer of certain general revenues to the economic stabilization fund, the Texas legacy fund, and the state highway fund. House: Appropriations - S/C on Infrastructure, Resiliency & Invest Received from the House
HJR 11 86-0 (2019) Author: González, Mary | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment providing for the issuance of additional general obligation bonds by the Texas Water Development Board to provide financial assistance for the development of certain projects in economically distressed areas. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Water & Rural Affairs
Referred to Water & Rural Affairs
HJR 12 86-0 (2019) Author: Zerwas, John | et. al.
Sponsor: Nelson, Jane | et. al.
Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to increase the maximum bond amount authorized for the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas. House: Public Health
Senate: Finance
Filed with the Secretary of State
HJR 13 86-0 (2019) Author: White, James | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to allocate a portion of oil and gas production tax revenue to the counties from which the oil and gas originated. House: Ways & Means Left pending in committee
HJR 14 86-0 (2019) Author: Raymond, Richard Peña Proposing a constitutional amendment regarding the dedication by general law of revenue of or money received by this state and money held in or deposited to an account or fund inside or outside the state treasury and the authorized expenditure or appropriation of revenue or money dedicated by general law. House: Appropriations Referred to Appropriations
HJR 15 86-0 (2019) Author: Raymond, Richard Peña Proposing a constitutional amendment providing for an annual state budget and annual legislative sessions for budget purposes. House: Appropriations Referred to Appropriations
HJR 16 86-0 (2019) Author: Raymond, Richard Peña Proposing a constitutional amendment providing honesty in state taxation. House: Ways & Means No action taken in committee
HJR 17 86-0 (2019) Author: Raymond, Richard Peña Proposing a constitutional amendment prohibiting the taxation of the sale or use of certain prescription medicine. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HJR 18 86-0 (2019) Author: Raymond, Richard Peña Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing local option elections to legalize or prohibit the operation of eight-liners. House: Licensing & Administrative Procedures Left pending in committee
HJR 19 86-0 (2019) Author: Raymond, Richard Peña Proposing a constitutional amendment to provide for an exemption from ad valorem taxation by certain political subdivisions of a portion of the market value of the residence homestead of the parent or guardian of a minor who is disabled and who resides with the parent or guardian. House: Ways & Means Left pending in committee
HJR 20 86-0 (2019) Author: Raymond, Richard Peña | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment to authorize the legislature to exclude from the market value of real property for ad valorem tax purposes the value of any improvement, or any feature incorporated in an improvement, made to the property if the primary purpose of the improvement or feature is compliance with the requirements of standards that address accessible design of buildings or other facilities. House: Ways & Means Left pending in committee
HJR 21 86-0 (2019) Author: Reynolds, Ron | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment to authorize and regulate the possession, cultivation, and sale of cannabis for medical use. House: Public Health Left pending in subcommittee
HJR 22 86-0 (2019) Author: Reynolds, Ron Proposing a constitutional amendment to require the attorney general to appoint a special prosecutor to prosecute certain offenses that are committed by peace officers. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
HJR 23 86-0 (2019) Author: Miller, Rick Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to provide for an exemption from ad valorem taxation of all or part of the market value of the residence homestead of the surviving spouse of a member of the armed services of the United States who is killed or fatally injured in the line of duty. House: Ways & Means Left pending in committee
HJR 24 86-0 (2019) Author: Geren, Charlie | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment requiring the state to pay at least 50 percent of the cost of maintaining and operating the public school system and prohibiting the comptroller from certifying legislation containing an appropriation for public education unless the requirement is met. House: Public Education Left pending in committee
HJR 25 86-0 (2019) Author: Howard, Donna Proposing a constitutional amendment establishing the Texas Redistricting Commission to redistrict the Texas Legislature and Texas congressional districts and revising procedures for redistricting. House: Redistricting Left pending in committee
HJR 26 86-0 (2019) Author: Geren, Charlie Proposing a constitutional amendment establishing a limitation on the total amount of ad valorem taxes that political subdivisions may impose on the residence homesteads of individuals who are disabled or elderly and their surviving spouses. House: Ways & Means Left pending in committee
HJR 27 86-0 (2019) Author: Nevárez, Poncho Proposing a constitutional amendment to authorize the creation of a regional mobility authority by local law. House: Transportation Left pending in committee
HJR 28 86-0 (2019) Author: Bohac, Dwayne Proposing a constitutional amendment to authorize the legislature to set a lower limit on the maximum appraised value of a residence homestead for ad valorem taxation. House: Ways & Means Left pending in committee
HJR 29 86-0 (2019) Author: Bohac, Dwayne Proposing a constitutional amendment to exempt from ad valorem taxation the total market value of the residence homesteads of certain elderly persons and their surviving spouses. House: Ways & Means Left pending in committee
HJR 30 86-0 (2019) Author: Burns, DeWayne | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment to restrict the power of the legislature to mandate requirements on a municipality or county. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HJR 31 86-0 (2019) Author: Murphy, Jim Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to exempt from ad valorem taxation real property leased to certain schools organized and operated primarily for the purpose of engaging in educational functions. House: Ways & Means Committee report sent to Calendars
HJR 32 86-0 (2019) Author: Shaheen, Matt Proposing a constitutional amendment requiring certain tax bills to be approved by two-thirds of all the members elected to each house of the legislature. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HJR 33 86-0 (2019) Author: Shaheen, Matt Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing a local option exemption from ad valorem taxation by a county of a portion of the value of the residence homestead of a physician who provides health care services for which the physician agrees not to seek payment from any source, including the Medicaid program or otherwise from this state or the federal government, to county residents who are indigent or who are Medicaid recipients. House: Ways & Means Committee report sent to Calendars
HJR 34 86-0 (2019) Author: Shine, Hugh | et. al.
Sponsor: Bettencourt, Paul | et. al.
Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to provide for a temporary exemption from ad valorem taxation of a portion of the appraised value of certain property damaged by a disaster. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Property Tax
Filed with the Secretary of State
HJR 35 86-0 (2019) Author: Shine, Hugh | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to provide for a temporary local option exemption from ad valorem taxation of a portion of the appraised value of certain property damaged by a disaster and to provide for reimbursement of a political subdivision by the state for refunds the political subdivision pays to taxpayers as a result of the exemption. House: Ways & Means Left pending in committee
HJR 36 86-0 (2019) Author: Deshotel, Joe Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the operation of casino gaming in certain coastal areas of this state by licensed persons to provide additional money for residual windstorm insurance coverage and catastrophic flooding assistance in the coastal areas; providing for certification or licensing of persons engaged in occupations related to casino gaming. House: Licensing & Administrative Procedures Left pending in committee
HJR 37 86-0 (2019) Author: Howard, Donna | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing certain persons under the age of 18 to vote in a primary election. House: Elections Referred to Elections
HJR 38 86-0 (2019) Author: Leach, Jeff | et. al.
Sponsor: Fallon, Pat | et. al.
Proposing a constitutional amendment prohibiting the imposition of an individual income tax. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Finance
Filed with the Secretary of State
HJR 39 86-0 (2019) Author: Cyrier, John | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment relating to the appropriation of the net revenue received from the imposition of state sales and use taxes on sporting goods. House: Appropriations Laid on the table subject to call
HJR 40 86-0 (2019) Author: Israel, Celia | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment requiring the state to expand eligibility for Medicaid to certain persons under the federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. House: Appropriations Referred to Appropriations
HJR 41 86-0 (2019) 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
HJR 42 86-0 (2019) Author: Metcalf, Will Proposing a constitutional amendment for the creation of an endowment fund for this state and for the retention, transfer, or appropriation of fund assets, including investment earnings received on fund assets. House: Appropriations - S/C on Infrastructure, Resiliency & Invest Left pending in subcommittee
HJR 43 86-0 (2019) Author: Howard, Donna Proposing a constitutional amendment requiring the legislature to set the basic allotment under the Foundation School Program at an amount that reflects a change in the total taxable value of property in the state. House: Public Education Referred to Public Education
HJR 44 86-0 (2019) Author: Leach, Jeff | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to provide for an exemption from ad valorem taxation of part of the market value of the residence homestead of a partially disabled veteran or the surviving spouse of a partially disabled veteran based on the disability rating of the veteran and harmonizing certain related provision of the constitution. House: Ways & Means Left pending in committee
HJR 45 86-0 (2019) Author: Turner, Chris Proposing a constitutional amendment establishing an increased minimum wage. House: International Relations & Economic Development Referred to International Relations & Economic Development
HJR 46 86-0 (2019) Author: Bucy III, John | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment requiring the state to expand eligibility for Medicaid to certain persons under the federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. House: Appropriations Referred to Appropriations
HJR 47 86-0 (2019) Author: Bell, Cecil Proposing a constitutional amendment to authorize the legislature to limit the maximum appraised value of real property for ad valorem tax purposes. House: Ways & Means Left pending in committee
HJR 48 86-0 (2019) Author: Bernal, Diego Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to exempt from ad valorem taxation the total assessed value of the residence homestead of an unpaid caregiver of an individual who is eligible to receive long-term services and supports under the Medicaid program while the individual is on a waiting list for the services and supports. House: Ways & Means Left pending in committee
HJR 49 86-0 (2019) Author: Dutton, Jr., Harold V. Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the operation of five casinos in this state by licensed persons in certain counties that have approved casino gaming to provide funding for prekindergarten programs; providing for the requirement of occupational licenses, the authorization of fees, the imposition of a tax, and the provision of criminal penalties. House: Licensing & Administrative Procedures Referred to Licensing & Administrative Procedures
HJR 50 86-0 (2019) Author: Metcalf, Will Proposing a constitutional amendment to authorize the legislature to limit the maximum appraised value of real property for ad valorem tax purposes. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HJR 51 86-0 (2019) Author: Metcalf, Will Proposing a constitutional amendment to authorize the legislature to set a lower limit on the maximum appraised value of a residence homestead for ad valorem taxation. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HJR 52 86-0 (2019) Author: Lucio III, Eddie Proposing a constitutional amendment providing for the valuation of property for ad valorem tax purposes on the basis of its market value. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HJR 53 86-0 (2019) Author: Bohac, Dwayne Proposing a constitutional amendment establishing a limitation on the total amount of ad valorem taxes that political subdivisions may impose on the residence homesteads of individuals who are disabled or elderly and their surviving spouses. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HJR 54 86-0 (2019) Author: Wray, John Proposing a constitutional amendment to allow the surviving spouse of a person who is disabled to receive a limitation on the school district ad valorem taxes on the spouse's residence homestead if the spouse is 55 years of age or older at the time of the person's death. House: Ways & Means Left pending in committee
HJR 55 86-0 (2019) Author: Raymond, Richard Peña Proposing a constitutional amendment to dedicate net revenue from the state lottery to support educational programs that benefit classroom teaching in the state's public schools and to prohibit certain lottery advertisements and promotions. House: Appropriations Referred to Appropriations
HJR 56 86-0 (2019) Author: Bernal, Diego Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to limit the total amount of ad valorem taxes that a school district may impose on the residence homestead of an individual and the surviving spouse of the individual if the individual qualifies the property as the individual's residence homestead for 15 consecutive tax years and the school taxes on the property increase by at least 120 percent during that period. House: Ways & Means Left pending in committee
HJR 57 86-0 (2019) Author: Hinojosa, Gina Proposing a constitutional amendment to set the salaries of members of the legislature and the lieutenant governor based on the average public school teacher salary in this state. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HJR 58 86-0 (2019) Author: Dutton, Jr., Harold V. Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to exempt from ad valorem taxation by one or more political subdivisions of this state property located near a public school or within a municipal management district that is owned for the purpose of building low-income housing. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HJR 59 86-0 (2019) Author: Anchía, Rafael Proposing a constitutional amendment establishing the Texas Redistricting Commission to redistrict the Texas Legislature and Texas congressional districts and revising procedures for redistricting. House: Redistricting Left pending in committee
HJR 60 86-0 (2019) Author: Bailes, Ernest Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to provide for the transfer of a limitation established by a county, city or town, or junior college district on the amount of ad valorem taxes imposed on the residence homestead of an elderly or disabled person. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HJR 61 86-0 (2019) Author: Lucio III, Eddie Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to legalize sports betting in this state. House: Licensing & Administrative Procedures Referred to Licensing & Administrative Procedures
HJR 62 86-0 (2019) Author: Murr, Andrew | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the denial of bail to an accused person if necessary to ensure the person's appearance in court and the safety of the community and the victim of the alleged offense. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Committee report sent to Calendars
HJR 63 86-0 (2019) Author: Pacheco, Leo Proposing a constitutional amendment increasing the amount of time a person must have been a practicing lawyer or judge to be eligible to serve as a district court judge. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
HJR 64 86-0 (2019) Author: Beckley, Michelle | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment to repeal the constitutional provision providing that marriage in this state consists only of the union of one man and one woman and prohibiting this state or a political subdivision of this state from creating or recognizing any legal status identical or similar to marriage. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
HJR 65 86-0 (2019) Author: Patterson, Jared Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to provide for the assessment of ad valorem taxes on real property on the basis of the lesser of the appraised value of the property or the average appraised value of the property over a specified time period and authorizing exceptions to the assessment of those taxes based on that method. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HJR 66 86-0 (2019) Author: Howard, Donna Proposing a constitutional amendment dedicating the net revenue from any tax on the sale or use of cannabis or marijuana to public education. House: Appropriations Referred to Appropriations
HJR 67 86-0 (2019) Author: Pacheco, Leo Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the operation of five casinos in this state by licensed persons in certain municipalities that have approved casino gaming to provide funding for public education and public community colleges; providing for the requirement of occupational licenses, the authorization of fees, the imposition of a tax, and the provision of criminal penalties. House: Licensing & Administrative Procedures Referred to Licensing & Administrative Procedures
HJR 68 86-0 (2019) Author: Nevárez, Poncho Proposing a constitutional amendment to authorize the Kickapoo Traditional Tribe of Texas to conduct gaming by executing a gaming agreement with this state; providing for licensing of persons under the agreement; limiting certain taxes and fees. House: Licensing & Administrative Procedures Referred to Licensing & Administrative Procedures
HJR 69 86-0 (2019) Author: Lambert, Stan Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing a local option exemption from ad valorem taxation by a county, municipality, or junior college district of a portion of the market value of income-producing tangible personal property owned by a veteran-owned business during the business's initial period of operation in this state. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HJR 70 86-0 (2019) Author: Lambert, Stan Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the governing body of a county or municipality to adopt a local option exemption from ad valorem taxation of a portion, expressed as a dollar amount, of the market value of real property of a business that provides, or pays for the provision of, certain services for honorably discharged veterans without cost. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HJR 71 86-0 (2019) Author: Canales, Terry Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing certain judges to become a candidate for another office without automatically resigning from the office already held. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Committee report sent to Calendars
HJR 72 86-0 (2019) Author: White, James
Sponsor: Huffman, Joan
Proposing a constitutional amendment permitting a person to hold more than one office as a municipal judge at the same time. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: State Affairs
Filed with the Secretary of State
HJR 73 86-0 (2019) Author: Meza, Thresa "Terry" Proposing a constitutional amendment to reserve to the people the powers of initiative and referendum; authorizing new fees. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HJR 74 86-0 (2019) Author: Tinderholt, Tony Proposing a constitutional amendment to allow the transfer of an animal used for county purposes to the animal's handler on the animal's retirement. House: County Affairs Referred to County Affairs
HJR 75 86-0 (2019) Author: Murphy, Jim Proposing a constitutional amendment prohibiting the use of state funds to pay for the obligations of a local public retirement system. House: Appropriations Referred to Appropriations
HJR 76 86-0 (2019) Author: Bonnen, Greg Proposing a constitutional amendment providing for the creation of the Texas resilience infrastructure fund to assist in the financing of resilience projects. House: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
HJR 77 86-0 (2019) Author: Pacheco, Leo | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment establishing a limitation on the total amount of ad valorem taxes that political subdivisions may impose on the residence homesteads of individuals who are disabled or elderly and their surviving spouses. House: Ways & Means Left pending in committee
HJR 78 86-0 (2019) Author: Beckley, Michelle | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the operation of six casinos in this state by licensed persons in certain counties that have approved casino gaming to provide funding for certain higher education, public education, mental health, and public safety initiatives; authorizing the licensing of persons engaged in casino gaming occupations, the imposition of fees and a tax, and the provision of criminal penalties. House: Licensing & Administrative Procedures Referred to Licensing & Administrative Procedures
HJR 79 86-0 (2019) Author: Klick, Stephanie Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing legislative action at any time during a regular session of the legislature on a bill that extends the existence of an agency, commission, or advisory committee following legislative review. House: State Affairs Considered in Calendars
HJR 80 86-0 (2019) Author: Goodwin, Vikki | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment establishing an increased minimum wage. House: International Relations & Economic Development Referred to International Relations & Economic Development
HJR 81 86-0 (2019) Author: Phelan, Dade Proposing a constitutional amendment providing for the creation of the flood infrastructure fund to assist in the financing of drainage, flood mitigation, and flood control projects. House: Natural Resources Left pending in committee
HJR 82 86-0 (2019) Author: Craddick, Tom | et. al.
Sponsor: Flores, Peter
Proposing a constitutional amendment providing for the creation of and use of money in the generate recurring oil wealth for Texas (GROW Texas) fund and allocating certain general revenues to that fund, the economic stabilization fund, and the state highway fund. House: Appropriations - S/C on Infrastructure, Resiliency & Invest
Senate: Finance
Left pending in committee
HJR 83 86-0 (2019) Author: Martinez, Armando Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the state or a municipality or county to donate certain property to the United States to promote border crossing security or international bridge trade corridors, to issue public securities to finance the acquisition or construction of that property, and to use public money to make certain payments related to public-private partnerships. House: International Relations & Economic Development Committee report sent to Calendars
HJR 84 86-0 (2019) Author: Canales, Terry Proposing a constitutional amendment to increase the minimum amount that the state may contribute to the Employees Retirement System of Texas and the Teacher Retirement System of Texas. House: Pensions, Investments & Financial Services Referred to Pensions, Investments & Financial Services
HJR 85 86-0 (2019) Author: Toth, Steve Proposing a constitutional amendment requiring legislative approval of the historical narrative for certain exhibits featured at the Alamo or a museum owned or operated by the state. House: Culture, Recreation & Tourism Referred to Culture, Recreation & Tourism
HJR 86 86-0 (2019) Author: Toth, Steve Proposing a constitutional amendment to prohibit governmental entities from spending public money on legislative lobbying. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HJR 87 86-0 (2019) Author: Reynolds, Ron Proposing a constitutional amendment requiring the payment of reparations to the next of kin of certain victims of the state's convict leasing system. House: Appropriations Referred to Appropriations
HJR 88 86-0 (2019) Author: Swanson, Valoree Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to provide for legislative review or approval of state agency rules. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HJR 89 86-0 (2019) Author: Kacal, Kyle Proposing a constitutional amendment to authorize a local option exemption from ad valorem taxation of a portion of the appraised value of the residence homesteads of certain volunteer first responders. House: Ways & Means Left pending in committee
HJR 90 86-0 (2019) Author: Rosenthal, Jon 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
HJR 91 86-0 (2019) Author: Meza, Thresa "Terry" Proposing a constitutional amendment requiring elections on proposed amendments to the Texas Constitution to be held in November of even-numbered years. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HJR 92 86-0 (2019) Author: Reynolds, Ron Proposing a constitutional amendment requiring the state to expand eligibility for Medicaid to certain persons under the federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. House: Appropriations Referred to Appropriations
HJR 93 86-0 (2019) Author: Lucio III, Eddie 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 94 86-0 (2019) Author: Button, Angie Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to exempt from ad valorem taxation tangible personal property consisting of food or food products held by the owner of the property for sale at retail. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HJR 95 86-0 (2019) Author: Capriglione, Giovanni
Sponsor: Fallon, Pat
Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to exempt from ad valorem taxation precious metal held in a precious metal depository located in this state. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Property Tax
Filed with the Secretary of State
HJR 96 86-0 (2019) Author: Tinderholt, Tony | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment to allow the transfer of a law enforcement animal to a qualified caretaker in certain circumstances. House: Homeland Security & Public Safety Laid on the table subject to call
HJR 97 86-0 (2019) Author: Springer, Drew Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to exempt from ad valorem taxation by a school district a portion of the appraised value of an individual's residence homestead in an amount equal to the lesser of 50 percent of the appraised value of the residence homestead after all other applicable exemptions for which the individual has qualified the homestead are applied or 150 percent of the median appraised value of all single-family residences in the state and authorizing the legislature to exempt from ad valorem taxation by one or more political subdivisions of this state inventory held for sale at retail. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HJR 98 86-0 (2019) Author: Biedermann, Kyle Proposing a constitutional amendment to limit the time that a person may serve as a member of the Texas Legislature or as a statewide elected officer in the executive branch. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
HJR 99 86-0 (2019) Author: Zwiener, Erin Proposing a constitutional amendment to require the legislature to appropriate funds to state institutions of higher education to fund certain education programs for veterans. House: Appropriations Referred to Appropriations
HJR 100 86-0 (2019) Author: Gutierrez, Roland Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the operation of 12 casinos in this state by licensed persons in counties that have approved casino gaming; authorizing the licensing of persons engaged in casino gaming occupations, the imposition of fees, and the provision of criminal penalties. House: Licensing & Administrative Procedures Referred to Licensing & Administrative Procedures
HJR 101 86-0 (2019) Author: Reynolds, Ron Proposing a constitutional amendment creating a presumption that nonviolent criminal defendants will be released on personal bond unless good cause is shown otherwise. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
HJR 102 86-0 (2019) Author: Toth, Steve Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to provide for the appraisal of certain real property for ad valorem tax purposes based on its purchase price, exempting all tangible personal property in this state from ad valorem taxation, and authorizing the legislature to permit legislators to appoint members of the board of equalization for an appraisal entity. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HJR 103 86-0 (2019) Author: Cain, Briscoe Proposing a constitutional amendment requiring certain tax bills to be approved by two-thirds of all the members elected to each house of the legislature. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HJR 104 86-0 (2019) Author: Raymond, Richard Peña Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing Webb County to delegate its authority to manage and dispose of county school land and invest and manage the proceeds from the county permanent school fund. House: Public Education Referred to Public Education
HJR 105 86-0 (2019) Author: Raymond, Richard Peña Proposing a constitutional amendment prohibiting the authorization or funding of an elementary or secondary education voucher program. House: Public Education Referred to Public Education
HJR 106 86-0 (2019) Author: Dutton, Jr., Harold V. Proposing a constitutional amendment requiring the periodic review of state and local tax preferences and the expiration of certain tax preferences if not reauthorized by law. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HJR 107 86-0 (2019) Author: Sanford, Scott Proposing a constitutional amendment repealing the provision that subjects land designated for agricultural use to an additional tax when the land is diverted to a purpose other than agricultural use or sold. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HJR 108 86-0 (2019) Author: Canales, Terry Proposing a constitutional amendment to authorize and regulate the possession, cultivation, and sale of cannabis. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
HJR 109 86-0 (2019) Author: Allison, Steve Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to provide for a credit against ad valorem taxes imposed by a school district on the property owned by a business entity that donates money to the district to create or support career and technical education programs or courses. House: Ways & Means Left pending in committee
HJR 110 86-0 (2019) Author: Wilson, Terry M. Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to provide that the appraised value of a residence homestead for ad valorem tax purposes is the market value of the property for the first year that the owner qualified the property for a homestead exemption or, if the owner purchased the property, the purchase price of the property. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HJR 111 86-0 (2019) Author: Wilson, Terry M. | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment providing that a residence homestead is not subject to seizure or sale for delinquent ad valorem taxes. House: Ways & Means Left pending in committee
HJR 112 86-0 (2019) Author: King, Tracy Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing Webb County to delegate its authority to manage and dispose of county school land and invest and manage the proceeds from the county permanent school fund. House: Public Education Committee report sent to Calendars
HJR 113 86-0 (2019) Author: King, Ken Proposing a constitutional amendment requiring the state to pay at least 50 percent of the cost of maintaining and operating the public school system and prohibiting the comptroller from certifying legislation containing an appropriation for public education unless the requirement is met. House: Public Education Referred to Public Education
HJR 114 86-0 (2019) Author: Coleman, Garnet | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment providing for the issuance of general obligation bonds to be paid out of the economic stabilization fund by the Texas Water Development Board to provide financial assistance to political subdivisions for projects related to disaster recovery; disaster mitigation; disaster response; or construct, repair, rehabilitate, or reconstruct state or local infrastructure. House: Natural Resources Left pending in committee
HJR 115 86-0 (2019) Author: Lang, Mike Proposing a constitutional amendment to limit the time that a person may serve as a member of the Texas Legislature. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HJR 116 86-0 (2019) Author: Dutton, Jr., Harold V. Proposing a constitutional amendment to lengthen the period for redeeming the residence homestead of an elderly person sold at an ad valorem tax sale. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HJR 117 86-0 (2019) Author: Larson, Lyle | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing a statewide referendum allowing voters to indicate a preference for exempting this state from daylight saving time or observing daylight saving time year-round. House: State Affairs Received from the House
HJR 118 86-0 (2019) Author: Stephenson, Phil Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to exempt from ad valorem taxation by a school district for maintenance and operations purposes all or part of the appraised value of a residence homestead and to use state money to offset the resulting revenue loss to school districts. House: Ways & Means Left pending in committee
HJR 119 86-0 (2019) Author: Craddick, Tom Proposing a constitutional amendment relating to the support and maintenance and an efficient system of public schools. House: Public Education Referred to Public Education
HJR 120 86-0 (2019) Author: Stephenson, Phil Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to provide for the adjustment of the limitation on the amount of ad valorem taxes imposed by a school district on the residence homestead of an elderly or disabled person if the school district adopts, changes the amount of, or rescinds a local option residence homestead exemption. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HJR 122 86-0 (2019) Author: Burns, DeWayne Proposing a constitutional amendment to require the legislature to provide for the reimbursement of certain political subdivisions for the implementation of laws that establish, expand, or modify a duty or activity that requires the expenditure of revenue. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
HJR 123 86-0 (2019) Author: Neave, Victoria | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment establishing the Texas Redistricting Commission to redistrict the Texas Legislature, Texas congressional districts, and State Board of Education districts and revising procedures for redistricting. House: Redistricting Left pending in committee
HJR 124 86-0 (2019) Author: González, Jessica Proposing a constitutional amendment establishing procedures for public involvement in redistricting of state legislative districts and congressional districts. House: House Administration Referred to House Administration
HJR 125 86-0 (2019) Author: Turner, Chris Proposing a constitutional amendment requiring the periodic review of state and local tax preferences and providing an expiration date for certain tax preferences. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HJR 126 86-0 (2019) Author: Phelan, Dade Proposing a constitutional amendment to authorize a local option exemption from ad valorem taxation by a school district of the total market value of the residence homesteads of certain elderly or disabled persons. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HJR 127 86-0 (2019) Author: Shaheen, Matt Proposing a constitutional amendment to increase the maximum amount of the local option residence homestead exemption from ad valorem taxation by a school district. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HJR 128 86-0 (2019) Author: Swanson, Valoree Proposing a constitutional amendment protecting the right to earn a living free from unnecessary government interference. House: Licensing & Administrative Procedures Referred to Licensing & Administrative Procedures
HJR 129 86-0 (2019) Author: Capriglione, Giovanni Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the governing body of a political subdivision that adopts an exemption from ad valorem taxation of a percentage of the market value of an individual's residence homestead to set the minimum dollar amount of the exemption to which an individual is entitled in a tax year. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HJR 130 86-0 (2019) Author: Thompson, Senfronia Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to enact laws providing for a court to grant a commutation of punishment to a person who has successfully served the required number of years on parole. House: Corrections Committee report sent to Calendars
HJR 131 86-0 (2019) Author: Sanford, Scott Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to exempt from ad valorem taxation a percentage of the assessed value of the residence homestead of a partially disabled veteran based on the disability rating of the veteran. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HJR 132 86-0 (2019) Author: Goodwin, Vikki Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to provide for certain revenues otherwise allocated for transfer to the economic stabilization fund to be used for purposes related to public primary and secondary education. House: Appropriations Referred to Appropriations
HJR 133 86-0 (2019) Author: Israel, Celia Proposing a constitutional amendment allowing the expenditure of motor vehicle fuel taxes and registration fees for passenger rail and transit. House: Appropriations Referred to Appropriations
HJR 134 86-0 (2019) Author: Gutierrez, Roland Proposing a constitutional amendment to authorize the legislature to set a lower limit on the maximum appraised value of a residence homestead for ad valorem taxation. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HJR 135 86-0 (2019) Author: Flynn, Dan Proposing a constitutional amendment abolishing daylight saving time in Texas. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HJR 136 86-0 (2019) Author: Gutierrez, Roland Proposing a constitutional amendment to authorize the legislature to limit increases in the appraised value of commercial real property for ad valorem tax purposes. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HJR 137 86-0 (2019) Author: Romero, Ramon | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment to increase the amount of the exemption of residence homesteads from ad valorem taxation by a school district and to reduce the amount of the limitation on school district ad valorem taxes imposed on the residence homesteads of the elderly or disabled to reflect the increased exemption amount. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HJR 138 86-0 (2019) Author: Cain, Briscoe Proposing a constitutional amendment regarding limits on the rate of growth of spending by the state and certain political subdivisions of the state. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HJR 139 86-0 (2019) Author: Holland, Justin | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to provide for an exemption from ad valorem taxation of all or part of the market value of the residence homesteads of certain disabled first responders and their surviving spouses. House: Ways & Means Committee report sent to Calendars
HJR 140 86-0 (2019) Author: Reynolds, Ron Proposing a constitutional amendment providing for the reapportionment of congressional districts and the creation, function, and duties of the Texas Congressional Redistricting Commission. House: Redistricting Left pending in committee
HJR 141 86-0 (2019) Author: Johnson, Julie Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the issuance of general obligation bonds for conducting a program to create additional housing for individuals with an intellectual or developmental disability. House: Human Services No action taken in committee
HJR 142 86-0 (2019) Author: Bohac, Dwayne Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to provide for a temporary exemption from ad valorem taxation of a portion of the appraised value of certain property damaged by a disaster. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HJR 143 86-0 (2019) Author: Bonnen, Greg Proposing a constitutional amendment to authorize the legislature to vest the power to invest and manage certain public funds in certain officers, boards, and entities. House: Pensions, Investments & Financial Services
Senate: State Affairs
Referred to State Affairs
HJR 144 86-0 (2019) Author: Krause, Matt Proposing a constitutional amendment regarding the limitation on the rate of growth of appropriations and the use of surplus state revenue to provide for property tax relief and public school teacher compensation. House: Appropriations Referred to Appropriations
HJR 145 86-0 (2019) Author: Davis, Sarah | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the issuance of general obligation bonds to provide financial assistance to political subdivisions located in areas of the state affected by a disaster. House: Appropriations - S/C on Infrastructure, Resiliency & Invest Received from the House
HJR 146 86-0 (2019) Author: Zwiener, Erin Proposing a constitutional amendment to authorize the legislature to exempt from ad valorem taxation the portion of the assessed value of a person's property that is attributable to the installation in or on the property of a rainwater harvesting or graywater system. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HJR 147 86-0 (2019) Author: Wilson, Terry M. Proposing a constitutional amendment to abolish the office of county treasurer of Milam County. House: County Affairs Referred to County Affairs
HJR 148 86-0 (2019) Author: Landgraf, Brooks Proposing a constitutional amendment providing for appointments to fill vacancies for certain judicial offices and for nonpartisan retention elections for those offices. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
HJR 149 86-0 (2019) Author: Toth, Steve Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to provide for legislative review or approval of state agency rules. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HJR 150 86-0 (2019) Author: Anchía, Rafael Proposing a constitutional amendment requiring the system of public free schools to be globally competitive. House: Public Education Committee report sent to Calendars
HJR 151 86-0 (2019) Author: Huberty, Dan
Sponsor: Taylor, Larry | et. al.
Proposing a constitutional amendment allowing increased distributions to the available school fund. House: Public Education
Senate: Finance
Filed with the Secretary of State
HJR 152 86-0 (2019) Author: Toth, Steve Proposing a constitutional amendment to limit the time that a person may serve as a member of the Texas Legislature. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HJR 153 86-0 (2019) Author: Lopez, Ray Proposing a constitutional amendment to require the legislature to appropriate funds to state institutions of higher education to fund certain education programs for veterans. House: Appropriations Referred to Appropriations
SJR 1 86-0 (2019) Author: Nelson, Jane | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment to authorize the legislature to provide for a transfer of economic stabilization fund investment earnings to a special endowment fund in the state treasury. Senate: Finance Referred to Finance
SJR 2 86-0 (2019) Author: Hall, Bob Proposing a constitutional amendment requiring legislative approval of the historical narrative for certain exhibits featured at the Alamo or a museum owned or operated by the state. Senate: Natural Resources & Economic Development Referred to Natural Resources & Economic Development
SJR 3 86-0 (2019) Author: Hall, Bob Proposing a constitutional amendment guaranteeing the right to life of unborn children and prohibiting abortion to the extent authorized under federal constitutional law. Senate: Health & Human Services Referred to Health & Human Services
SJR 4 86-0 (2019) Author: Menéndez, José | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment to increase the minimum amount that the state may contribute to the Employees Retirement System of Texas and the Teacher Retirement System of Texas. Senate: State Affairs Co-author authorized
SJR 5 86-0 (2019) Author: Menéndez, José Proposing a constitutional amendment establishing an increased minimum wage. Senate: Natural Resources & Economic Development Referred to Natural Resources & Economic Development
SJR 6 86-0 (2019) Author: Rodríguez, José Proposing a constitutional amendment establishing the Sexual Harassment Oversight Commission. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SJR 7 86-0 (2019) Author: Rodríguez, José | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment to authorize and regulate the possession, cultivation, and sale of cannabis for medical use. Senate: Health & Human Services Referred to Health & Human Services
SJR 8 86-0 (2019) Author: Rodríguez, José Proposing a constitutional amendment to authorize and regulate the possession, cultivation, and sale of cannabis. Senate: Criminal Justice Referred to Criminal Justice
SJR 9 86-0 (2019) Author: Rodríguez, José | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment to repeal the constitutional provision providing that marriage in this state consists only of the union of one man and one woman and prohibiting this state or a political subdivision of this state from creating or recognizing any legal status identical or similar to marriage. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SJR 10 86-0 (2019) Author: Buckingham, Dawn | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment to restrict the power of the legislature to mandate requirements on a municipality or county. Senate: Business & Commerce Co-author authorized
SJR 21 86-0 (2019) Author: Seliger, Kel Proposing a constitutional amendment to provide for foregoing the transfer of oil and gas production tax revenue to the economic stabilization fund if the ending fund balance for the preceding fiscal year is greater than 10 percent of the prior fiscal year's total net general revenue related collections and for reducing the rates of oil and gas production taxes by amounts sufficient to equal the foregone transfer. Senate: Finance Left pending in committee
SJR 22 86-0 (2019) Author: Menéndez, José Proposing a constitutional amendment establishing an increased minimum wage. Senate: Natural Resources & Economic Development Referred to Natural Resources & Economic Development
SJR 23 86-0 (2019) Author: Fallon, Pat | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment prohibiting the imposition of an individual income tax. Senate: Finance Co-author authorized
SJR 24 86-0 (2019) Author: Kolkhorst, Lois | et. al.
Sponsor: Cyrier, John | et. al.
Proposing a constitutional amendment relating to the appropriation of the net revenue received from the imposition of state sales and use taxes on sporting goods. House: Appropriations
Senate: Finance
Filed with the Secretary of State
SJR 25 86-0 (2019) Author: Hinojosa, Juan | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment increasing the amount of time a person must have been a practicing lawyer or judge to be eligible to serve as a district court judge. Senate: State Affairs Co-author authorized
SJR 26 86-0 (2019) Author: Zaffirini, Judith Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing certain persons under the age of 18 to vote in a primary election. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SJR 27 86-0 (2019) Author: Huffman, Joan | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment prohibiting the use of state funds to pay for the obligations of a local public retirement system. Senate: State Affairs Not again placed on intent calendar
SJR 28 86-0 (2019) Author: Perry, Charles Proposing a constitutional amendment providing for the creation of the State Flood Plan Implementation Fund to assist in the financing of certain flood-related projects and the transfer to that fund of money from the economic stabilization fund. Senate: Water & Rural Affairs Referred to Water & Rural Affairs
SJR 29 86-0 (2019) Author: Fallon, Pat Proposing a constitutional amendment to limit the time that a person may serve as a member of the Texas Legislature. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SJR 30 86-0 (2019) Author: Hughes, Bryan Proposing a constitutional amendment relating to appropriations for the preservation and perpetuation of certain items of historical value; allowing the legislature and state agencies to accept on behalf of the state gifts of items of historical value and contributions to purchase such items. Senate: Administration Committee report printed and distributed
SJR 31 86-0 (2019) Author: Hinojosa, Juan Proposing a constitutional amendment relating to the effect of a sale of property on the tax lien on the property to secure the payment of ad valorem taxes, penalties, and interest imposed on the property as a result of the addition to the appraisal roll of property or property value that was erroneously exempted in a prior year. Senate: Property Tax Referred to Property Tax
SJR 32 86-0 (2019) Author: Birdwell, Brian | et. al.
Sponsor: Tinderholt, Tony
Proposing a constitutional amendment to allow the transfer of a law enforcement animal to a qualified caretaker in certain circumstances. House: Homeland Security & Public Safety
Senate: Criminal Justice
Filed with the Secretary of State
SJR 33 86-0 (2019) Author: Menéndez, José Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to limit the total amount of ad valorem taxes that a school district may impose on the residence homestead of an individual and the surviving spouse of the individual if the individual qualifies the property as the individual's residence homestead for 15 consecutive tax years and the school taxes on the property increase by at least 120 percent during that period. Senate: Property Tax Referred to Property Tax
SJR 34 86-0 (2019) Author: Johnson, Nathan Proposing a constitutional amendment requiring the state to expand eligibility for Medicaid to certain persons under the federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. Senate: Health & Human Services Referred to Health & Human Services
SJR 35 86-0 (2019) Author: Zaffirini, Judith | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment increasing the amount of time a person must have been a practicing lawyer or judge to be eligible to serve as a supreme court justice, court of criminal appeals judge, court of appeals justice, or district court judge. Senate: State Affairs Co-author authorized
SJR 36 86-0 (2019) Author: Buckingham, Dawn Proposing a constitutional amendment to prohibit an appraisal district or the appraisal review board for an appraisal district from requiring a property owner to pay a fee in connection with a protest filed by the owner with the board. Senate: Property Tax Referred to Property Tax
SJR 37 86-0 (2019) Author: Whitmire, John | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the denial of bail to an accused person if necessary to ensure the person's appearance in court and the safety of the community and the victim of the alleged offense. Senate: Criminal Justice Co-author authorized
SJR 38 86-0 (2019) Author: Creighton, Brandon | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment to authorize the legislature to set a lower limit and provide for more than one limit on the maximum appraised value of a residence homestead for ad valorem taxation. Senate: Property Tax Left pending in committee
SJR 39 86-0 (2019) Author: Fallon, Pat Proposing a constitutional amendment providing that members of the legislature and the lieutenant governor will not receive a state salary or per diem during certain periods unless the legislature has passed the state's budget and that budget is certified by the comptroller. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SJR 40 86-0 (2019) Author: Johnson, Nathan | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment requiring the state to pay at least 50 percent of the cost of maintaining and operating the public school system and prohibiting the comptroller from certifying legislation containing an appropriation for public education unless the requirement is met. Senate: Education Co-author authorized
SJR 41 86-0 (2019) Author: Menéndez, José Proposing a constitutional amendment creating the Texas Gaming Commission and authorizing and regulating the operation of casino games and slot machines by a limited number of licensed owners and certain Indian tribes to provide money for the foundation school fund and additional financial aid for higher education students; authorizing fees; imposing a tax. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SJR 42 86-0 (2019) Author: Alvarado, Carol Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the operation of casino gaming by licensed persons at nine locations in this state to provide additional money for the permanent school fund and authorizing federally recognized Indian tribes to conduct gaming on certain Indian lands; providing for the requirement of occupational licenses, the authorization of a tax and fees, and the provision of criminal penalties. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SJR 43 86-0 (2019) Author: Bettencourt, Paul | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment to extend the number of days that certain tangible personal property that is exempt from ad valorem taxation due to its location in this state for a temporary period may be located in this state for the purpose of qualifying for the tax exemption. Senate: Property Tax Left pending in committee
SJR 44 86-0 (2019) Author: Watson, Kirk Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the governing body of a political subdivision that adopts an exemption from ad valorem taxation of a percentage of the market value of an individual's residence homestead to set the minimum dollar amount of the exemption to which an individual is entitled in a tax year. Senate: Property Tax Referred to Property Tax
SJR 45 86-0 (2019) Author: Watson, Kirk Proposing a constitutional amendment allowing the expenditure of motor vehicle fuel taxes and registration fees for passenger rail and transit. Senate: Finance Referred to Finance
SJR 46 86-0 (2019) Author: Seliger, Kel | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment to authorize the legislature to limit the maximum appraised value of real property for ad valorem tax purposes. Senate: Property Tax Co-author authorized
SJR 47 86-0 (2019) Author: Campbell, Donna | et. al.
Sponsor: Miller, Rick
Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to provide for an exemption from ad valorem taxation of all or part of the market value of the residence homestead of the surviving spouse of a member of the armed services of the United States who is killed or fatally injured in the line of duty. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Property Tax
Committee report sent to Calendars
SJR 48 86-0 (2019) Author: Watson, Kirk Proposing a constitutional amendment requiring the state to pay at least 50 percent of the cost of maintaining and operating the public school system and prohibiting the comptroller from certifying legislation containing an appropriation for public education unless the requirement is met. Senate: Education Referred to Education
SJR 49 86-0 (2019) Author: Taylor, Larry | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to provide for a temporary local option exemption from ad valorem taxation of a portion of the appraised value of certain property damaged by a disaster. Senate: Property Tax Co-author authorized
SJR 50 86-0 (2019) Author: Menéndez, José | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment increasing the amount of the residence homestead exemption from ad valorem taxation for public school purposes, providing for the increase of the exemption amount in subsequent years to reflect inflation in homestead values, and providing for a reduction of the limitation on the total amount of ad valorem taxes that may be imposed for those purposes on the homestead of a disabled or elderly person to reflect the increased exemption amounts. Senate: Property Tax Co-author authorized
SJR 51 86-0 (2019) Author: Hinojosa, Juan Proposing a constitutional amendment providing for the creation of the flood infrastructure fund to assist in the financing of drainage, flood mitigation, and flood control projects. Senate: Water & Rural Affairs Referred to Water & Rural Affairs
SJR 52 86-0 (2019) Author: Menéndez, José Proposing a constitutional amendment establishing the Texas Redistricting Commission to redistrict the Texas Legislature and Texas congressional districts and revising procedures for redistricting. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SJR 53 86-0 (2019) Author: Perry, Charles Proposing a constitutional amendment establishing the state deferred maintenance fund to provide funding for deferred maintenance at state facilities and transferring economic stabilization fund money to that fund. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SJR 54 86-0 (2019) Author: Perry, Charles Proposing a constitutional amendment limiting appropriations from the economic stabilization fund to prevent the fund balance from falling below a prescribed minimum amount, other than in an emergency if certain requirements are met, and limiting the permissible uses of that appropriated money. Senate: Finance Referred to Finance
SJR 55 86-0 (2019) Author: Perry, Charles Proposing a constitutional amendment providing for periodic transfers of money from the economic stabilization fund to fully fund the Employees Retirement System of Texas and the Teacher Retirement System of Texas. Senate: Finance Referred to Finance
SJR 56 86-0 (2019) Author: West, Royce | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment establishing the Texas Redistricting Commission and providing redistricting procedures for state legislative, state judicial, and congressional districts. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SJR 57 86-0 (2019) Author: Bettencourt, Paul | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to provide for a temporary exemption from ad valorem taxation of a portion of the appraised value of certain property damaged by a disaster. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Property Tax
Left pending in committee
SJR 58 86-0 (2019) Author: Zaffirini, Judith Proposing a constitutional amendment to authorize the legislature to permit the governing body of a political subdivision in a county in which home prices are appreciating rapidly to adopt a limitation on increases in the appraised value for purposes of ad valorem taxation by the political subdivision of residence homesteads in certain low-income areas. Senate: Property Tax Referred to Property Tax
SJR 59 86-0 (2019) Author: Bettencourt, Paul | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment abolishing daylight saving time in Texas. Senate: State Affairs Co-author authorized
SJR 60 86-0 (2019) Author: Menéndez, José Proposing a constitutional amendment to increase the amount that the state may contribute to the Employees Retirement System of Texas. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SJR 61 86-0 (2019) Author: Fallon, Pat Proposing a constitutional amendment prohibiting the taking of property by eminent domain for the purpose of transferring the property to a private entity. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SJR 62 86-0 (2019) Author: Fallon, Pat Proposing a constitutional amendment relating to the authorization to exempt from ad valorem taxation precious metals. Senate: Property Tax Referred to Property Tax
SJR 63 86-0 (2019) Author: Lucio, Jr., Eddie Proposing a constitutional amendment to prohibit an appraisal district or the appraisal review board for an appraisal district from requiring a property owner to pay a fee in connection with a protest filed by the owner with the board. Senate: Property Tax Referred to Property Tax
SJR 64 86-0 (2019) Author: Alvarado, Carol Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to provide for an exemption from ad valorem taxation of certain property owned by or leased to or by a university research technology corporation. Senate: Higher Education Referred to Higher Education
SJR 65 86-0 (2019) Author: Lucio, Jr., Eddie Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the issuance of additional obligations to provide financial assistance to counties for roadways to serve border colonias. Senate: Transportation Referred to Transportation
SJR 66 86-0 (2019) Author: Hinojosa, Juan Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the state or a municipality or county to donate certain property to the United States to promote border crossing security or international bridge trade corridors, to issue public securities to finance the acquisition or construction of that property, and to use public money to make certain payments related to public-private partnerships. Senate: Veteran Affairs & Border Security Referred to Vet Affairs & Border Security
SJR 67 86-0 (2019) Author: Birdwell, Brian | et. al.
Sponsor: Wray, John
Proposing a constitutional amendment to allow the surviving spouse of a person who is disabled to receive a limitation on the school district ad valorem taxes on the spouse's residence homestead if the spouse is 55 years of age or older at the time of the person's death. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Property Tax
Committee report sent to Calendars
SJR 68 86-0 (2019) Author: Hall, Bob Proposing a constitutional amendment protecting the right to earn a living free from unnecessary government interference. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SJR 69 86-0 (2019) Author: Paxton, Angela Proposing a constitutional amendment regarding the limitation on the rate of growth of appropriations and the use of surplus state revenue to provide for property tax relief and public school teacher compensation. Senate: Finance Left pending in committee
SJR 70 86-0 (2019) Author: Johnson, Nathan Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the issuance of general obligation bonds for conducting a program to create additional housing for individuals with an intellectual or developmental disability. Senate: Health & Human Services Referred to Health & Human Services
SJR 71 86-0 (2019) Author: Bettencourt, Paul | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment to use revenue attributable to oil and gas production taxes to increase the amount of the exemption of residence homesteads from ad valorem taxation by a school district and reduce the amount of the limitation on school district ad valorem taxes imposed on the residence homesteads of the elderly or disabled to reflect the increased exemption amount. Senate: Property Tax Left pending in committee
SJR 72 86-0 (2019) Author: Bettencourt, Paul Proposing a constitutional amendment providing for the creation of and use of money in the education enrichment fund; allocating certain general revenues to that fund, the economic stabilization fund, and the state highway fund. Senate: Finance Referred to Finance
SJR 73 86-0 (2019) Author: West, Royce Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the governing body of a political subdivision that adopts an exemption from ad valorem taxation of a percentage of the market value of an individual's residence homestead to set the minimum dollar amount of the exemption to which an individual is entitled in a tax year. Senate: Property Tax Left pending in committee
SJR 74 86-0 (2019) Author: Creighton, Brandon Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to exempt from ad valorem taxation real property leased to certain schools organized and operated primarily for the purpose of engaging in educational functions. Senate: Property Tax Not again placed on intent calendar
SJR 75 86-0 (2019) Author: Miles, Borris Proposing a constitutional amendment providing for the issuance of general obligation bonds to be paid out of the economic stabilization fund by the Texas Water Development Board to provide financial assistance to political subdivisions for projects related to disaster recovery; disaster mitigation; disaster response; or construct, repair, rehabilitate, or reconstruct state or local infrastructure. Senate: Water & Rural Affairs Referred to Water & Rural Affairs
SJR 76 86-0 (2019) Author: Taylor, Larry Proposing a constitutional amendment to reduce school district ad valorem tax rates through an increase in the state sales and use tax rate. Senate: Finance Referred to Finance
SJR 77 86-0 (2019) Author: Taylor, Larry Proposing a constitutional amendment relating to the dedication of certain severance tax collections for school district ad valorem tax compression. Senate: Finance Referred to Finance
SJR 78 86-0 (2019) Author: Taylor, Larry Proposing a constitutional amendment relating to the permanent school fund. Senate: Education No action taken in committee
SJR 79 86-0 (2019) Author: Lucio, Jr., Eddie | et. al.
Sponsor: González, Mary | et. al.
Proposing a constitutional amendment providing for the issuance of additional general obligation bonds by the Texas Water Development Board to provide financial assistance for the development of certain projects in economically distressed areas. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Water & Rural Affairs
Filed with the Secretary of State
SJR 80 86-0 (2019) Author: Creighton, Brandon | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment to increase the maximum amount of the local option residence homestead exemption from ad valorem taxation by a political subdivision. Senate: Property Tax Co-author authorized
HCR 36 85-0 (2017) Author: Raymond, Richard Peña | et. al. Urging the U.S. Congress to propose and submit to the states for ratification a federal balanced budget amendment to the U.S. Constitution. House: State & Federal Power & Responsibility, Select Considered in Calendars
HJR 10 85-0 (2017) Author: Smithee, John
Sponsor: Huffman, Joan
Proposing a constitutional amendment changing the eligibility requirements for certain judicial offices. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: State Affairs
Placed on intent calendar
HJR 11 85-0 (2017) Author: Smithee, John Proposing a constitutional amendment changing the eligibility requirements for appellate judicial offices. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
HJR 16 85-0 (2017) Author: Guillen, Ryan Proposing a constitutional amendment relating to the appropriation of the net revenue received from the imposition of the state sales and use tax on sporting goods. House: Appropriations Referred to Appropriations
HJR 17 85-0 (2017) Author: Keough, Mark | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment to authorize the legislature to limit the maximum appraised value of real property for ad valorem tax purposes to 105 percent or less of the appraised value of the property for the preceding tax year. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HJR 18 85-0 (2017) 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 19 85-0 (2017) Author: Raymond, Richard Peña Proposing a constitutional amendment prohibiting the taxation of the sale or use of certain prescription medicine. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HJR 20 85-0 (2017) Author: Dutton, Jr., Harold V. Proposing a constitutional amendment prohibiting the governor from appointing certain prosecuting attorneys to fill a vacancy of a district judge. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Referred to Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
HJR 21 85-0 (2017) Author: Bell, Cecil | et. al.
Sponsor: Creighton, Brandon | et. al.
Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to provide for an exemption from ad valorem taxation of part of the market value of the residence homestead of a partially disabled veteran or the surviving spouse of a partially disabled veteran if the residence homestead was donated to the disabled veteran by a charitable organization for less than the market value of the residence homestead and harmonizing certain related provisions of the Texas Constitution. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Veteran Affairs & Border Security
Filed with the Secretary of State
HJR 22 85-0 (2017) Author: Raymond, Richard Peña Proposing a constitutional amendment providing honesty in state taxation. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HJR 23 85-0 (2017) Author: Raymond, Richard Peña Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing local option elections to legalize or prohibit the operation of eight-liners. House: Licensing & Administrative Procedures Left pending in committee
HJR 24 85-0 (2017) Author: Raymond, Richard Peña Proposing a constitutional amendment prohibiting the authorization or funding of an elementary or secondary education voucher program. House: Public Education Referred to Public Education
HJR 26 85-0 (2017) Author: Bell, Cecil | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment to authorize the legislature to limit the maximum appraised value of real property for ad valorem tax purposes to 105 percent or more of the appraised value of the property for the preceding tax year. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HJR 27 85-0 (2017) Author: Howard, Donna Proposing a constitutional amendment requiring the state to pay at least 50 percent of the cost of maintaining and operating the public school system and prohibiting the comptroller from certifying legislation containing an appropriation unless the requirement is met. House: Appropriations Referred to Appropriations
HJR 28 85-0 (2017) Author: Gonzales, Larry Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing legislative action at any time during a regular session on a bill that extends the existence of an agency, commission, or advisory committee following legislative review. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HJR 29 85-0 (2017) Author: Muñoz, Jr., Sergio Proposing a constitutional amendment requiring the governor's appointments to state boards, commissions, or other governing bodies of state agencies to reflect the gender composition of this state. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
HJR 30 85-0 (2017) Author: Larson, Lyle Proposing a constitutional amendment to authorize the legislature to limit the maximum appraised value of property for ad valorem tax purposes in a tax year if in the preceding tax year the owner of the property disputed the appraisal of the property and the appraised value was lowered as a result. House: Ways & Means Left pending in committee
HJR 31 85-0 (2017) Author: Howard, Donna | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing certain persons under the age of 18 to vote in a primary election. House: Elections Referred to Elections
HJR 32 85-0 (2017) Author: Howard, Donna Proposing a constitutional amendment establishing the Texas Redistricting Commission to redistrict the Texas Legislature and Texas congressional districts and revising procedures for redistricting. House: Redistricting Referred to Redistricting
HJR 33 85-0 (2017) Author: Metcalf, Will | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment to authorize the legislature to set a lower limit on the maximum appraised value of a residence homestead for ad valorem taxation. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HJR 34 85-0 (2017) Author: Murphy, Jim | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to exempt from ad valorem taxation real property leased to certain schools organized and operated primarily for the purpose of engaging in educational functions. House: Ways & Means Committee report sent to Calendars
HJR 35 85-0 (2017) Author: Button, Angie Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to exempt from ad valorem taxation by one or more political subdivisions of this state a person's inventory held for sale at retail. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HJR 36 85-0 (2017) Author: González, Mary | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment providing for the issuance of additional general obligation bonds by the Texas Water Development Board to provide assistance to economically distressed areas. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Finance
Referred to Finance
HJR 37 85-0 (2017) Author: Johnson, Eric
Sponsor: Hancock, Kelly
Proposing a constitutional amendment relating to legislative authority to permit credit unions and other financial institutions to award prizes by lot to promote savings. House: Investments & Financial Services
Senate: Business & Commerce
Filed with the Secretary of State
HJR 38 85-0 (2017) Author: Fallon, Pat Proposing a constitutional amendment to limit the time that a person may serve as a member of the Texas Legislature. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HJR 40 85-0 (2017) Author: Schofield, Mike Proposing a constitutional amendment concerning the right to repurchase real property acquired by a governmental entity through eminent domain. House: Land & Resource Management Referred to Land & Resource Management
HJR 41 85-0 (2017) Author: Metcalf, Will | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment concerning the use of unencumbered surplus state revenues to provide for a rebate of state franchise taxes. House: Appropriations Referred to Appropriations
HJR 42 85-0 (2017) Author: Metcalf, Will | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment regarding the limitation on the rate of growth of appropriations. House: Appropriations Referred to Appropriations
HJR 43 85-0 (2017) Author: Bohac, Dwayne Proposing a constitutional amendment to authorize the legislature to set a lower limit on the maximum appraised value of a residence homestead for ad valorem taxation. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HJR 45 85-0 (2017) Author: Schofield, Mike | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to require a court to provide notice to the attorney general of a challenge to the constitutionality of a state statute and authorizing the legislature to prescribe a waiting period before the court may enter a judgment holding the statute unconstitutional. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Considered in Calendars
HJR 46 85-0 (2017) Author: Howard, Donna Proposing a constitutional amendment to authorize and regulate the possession, cultivation, and sale of cannabis. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HJR 47 85-0 (2017) Author: Phillips, Larry Proposing a constitutional amendment to change the name of the Railroad Commission of Texas to the Texas Energy Commission and to mandate that there be such an agency. House: Energy Resources Left pending in committee
HJR 48 85-0 (2017) Author: Workman, Paul Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to phase out by 2027 the ad valorem taxation by a school district of the tangible personal property a person owns that consists of inventory. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HJR 49 85-0 (2017) Author: Keough, Mark | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to provide for the refund of ad valorem taxes imposed on property leased to a religious organization for use as an actual place of religious worship. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HJR 50 85-0 (2017) Author: Shaheen, Matt Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing a local option exemption from ad valorem taxation by a county of a portion of the value of the residence homestead of a physician who provides health care services for which the physician agrees not to seek payment from any source, including the Medicaid program or otherwise from this state or the federal government, to county residents who are indigent or who are Medicaid recipients. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HJR 51 85-0 (2017) 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 52 85-0 (2017) Author: Turner, Chris | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to exempt from ad valorem taxation a portion of the assessed value of certain real property used to provide housing to certain individuals with disabilities. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Finance
Referred to Finance
HJR 53 85-0 (2017) Author: Raymond, Richard Peña Proposing a constitutional amendment providing for an annual state budget and annual legislative sessions for budget purposes. House: Appropriations Referred to Appropriations
HJR 54 85-0 (2017) Author: Elkins, Gary Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to provide for an exemption from ad valorem taxation of certain property owned by or leased to or by a university research technology corporation. House: Government Transparency & Operation Referred to Government Transparency & Operation
HJR 55 85-0 (2017) Author: Alvarado, Carol Proposing a constitutional amendment requiring the legislature to establish a state gaming commission and to authorize and provide for the regulation of gaming conducted at certain locations in this state, authorizing federally recognized Indian tribes to conduct gaming on certain Indian lands, and requiring the governor to call the legislature into special session to consider gaming legislation. House: Licensing & Administrative Procedures Referred to Licensing & Administrative Procedures
HJR 56 85-0 (2017) Author: Turner, Chris Proposing a constitutional amendment establishing an increased minimum wage. House: Business & Industry Left pending in committee
HJR 57 85-0 (2017) Author: Walle, Armando Proposing a constitutional amendment establishing an increased minimum wage. House: Business & Industry Left pending in committee
HJR 58 85-0 (2017) Author: Schofield, Mike | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment prohibiting the imposition of an individual income tax. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HJR 59 85-0 (2017) Author: Nevárez, Poncho Proposing a constitutional amendment to authorize the Kickapoo Traditional Tribe of Texas to conduct gaming by executing a gaming agreement with this state; providing for licensing of persons under the agreement; limiting certain taxes and fees. House: Licensing & Administrative Procedures Referred to Licensing & Administrative Procedures
HJR 60 85-0 (2017) Author: Button, Angie Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to exempt from ad valorem taxation tangible personal property consisting of food or food products held by the owner of the property for sale at retail. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HJR 61 85-0 (2017) Author: Martinez, Armando Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the state or a municipality or county to donate certain property to the United States to promote border crossing security or international bridge trade corridors, to issue public securities to finance the acquisition or construction of that property, and to use public money to make certain payments related to public-private partnerships. House: Land & Resource Management Committee report sent to Calendars
HJR 62 85-0 (2017) Author: Keough, Mark Proposing a constitutional amendment protecting private schools and home schools from state and local regulation. House: Public Education Referred to Public Education
HJR 63 85-0 (2017) Author: Shaheen, Matt Proposing a constitutional amendment requiring certain tax bills to be approved by two-thirds of all the members elected to each house of the legislature. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HJR 64 85-0 (2017) Author: Bohac, Dwayne Proposing a constitutional amendment to exempt from ad valorem taxation the total market value of the residence homesteads of certain elderly persons and their surviving spouses. House: Ways & Means Left pending in committee
HJR 65 85-0 (2017) Author: Leach, Jeff Proposing a constitutional amendment prohibiting the issuance of certain debt and the use of certain revenue for toll roads. House: Transportation Referred to Transportation
HJR 66 85-0 (2017) Author: Dutton, Jr., Harold V. Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to exempt from ad valorem taxation by one or more political subdivisions of this state property located near a public school that is owned for the purpose of building low-income or moderate-income housing. House: Ways & Means Meeting cancelled
HJR 67 85-0 (2017) Author: Bohac, Dwayne | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to provide for an exemption from ad valorem taxation of all or part of the market value of the residence homestead of a Purple Heart recipient or the surviving spouse of a Purple Heart recipient. House: Ways & Means Received from the House
HJR 68 85-0 (2017) Author: Phelan, Dade Proposing a constitutional amendment repealing the provision which subjects land designated for agricultural use to an additional tax when the land is diverted to a purpose other than agricultural use or sold. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HJR 69 85-0 (2017) Author: Schofield, Mike Proposing a constitutional amendment providing for an exemption from ad valorem taxation for public school purposes of a dollar amount or a percentage, whichever is greater, of the market value of a residence homestead and providing for a reduction of the limitation on the total amount of ad valorem taxes that may be imposed for those purposes on the homestead of an elderly or disabled person to reflect any increased exemption amount. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HJR 70 85-0 (2017) Author: Blanco, César Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to exempt from ad valorem taxation a percentage of the assessed value of property owned by certain disabled veterans. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HJR 71 85-0 (2017) Author: Swanson, Valoree Proposing a constitutional amendment to exempt from ad valorem taxation the total market value of the residence homesteads of certain elderly persons and their surviving spouses. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HJR 72 85-0 (2017) Author: Schofield, Mike Proposing a constitutional amendment to provide for the governor's and lieutenant governor's terms of office to begin at 10 a.m. on the day preceding the day the regular legislative session convenes. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HJR 73 85-0 (2017) Author: Burns, DeWayne | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment to restrict the power of the legislature to mandate requirements on a municipality or county. House: State Affairs
Senate: Business & Commerce
Referred to Business & Commerce
HJR 74 85-0 (2017) Author: Anchía, Rafael Proposing a constitutional amendment establishing the Texas Redistricting Commission to redistrict the Texas Legislature and Texas congressional districts and revising procedures for redistricting. House: Redistricting Referred to Redistricting
HJR 75 85-0 (2017) Author: Raymond, Richard Peña Proposing a constitutional amendment to appropriate money from the economic stabilization fund to the foundation school fund and use the money to finance a temporary increase in the amount of the exemption of residence homesteads from ad valorem taxation by a school district and a temporary reduction in the amount of the limitation on school district ad valorem taxes imposed on the residence homesteads of the elderly or disabled to reflect the increased exemption amount. House: Appropriations Referred to Appropriations
HJR 76 85-0 (2017) Author: Phelan, Dade Proposing a constitutional amendment to authorize a local option exemption from ad valorem taxation by a school district of the total market value of the residence homesteads of certain elderly or disabled persons. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HJR 77 85-0 (2017) Author: Klick, Stephanie Rescinding the 1899 application of the 26th Texas Legislature to the United States Congress to call an unrestricted national convention under Article V of the United States Constitution for proposing undisclosed amendments to that Constitution. House: State & Federal Power & Responsibility, Select Referred to State & Federal Power & Responsibility, Select
HJR 78 85-0 (2017) Author: Klick, Stephanie Rescinding the 1901 and 1911 applications to the United States Congress to call a national convention under Article V of the United States Constitution for the direct election of U.S. Senators. House: State & Federal Power & Responsibility, Select Referred to State & Federal Power & Responsibility, Select
HJR 79 85-0 (2017) Author: Klick, Stephanie Proposing a constitutional amendment prohibiting the imposition of an individual income tax. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HJR 80 85-0 (2017) Author: Cain, Briscoe | et. al. Applying to the Congress of the United States to call a convention under Article V of the United States Constitution for the limited purpose of proposing an amendment to the constitution to limit the terms of office of members of Congress. House: State & Federal Power & Responsibility, Select Referred to State & Federal Power & Responsibility, Select
HJR 81 85-0 (2017) Author: Gutierrez, Roland Proposing a constitutional amendment on professional sports team charitable foundations conducting charitable raffles. House: Licensing & Administrative Procedures Referred to Licensing & Administrative Procedures
HJR 82 85-0 (2017) Author: Rinaldi, Matt Proposing a constitutional amendment requiring that any appropriations in excess of the constitutional spending limit be approved by a two-thirds vote of all the members elected to each house of the legislature. House: Appropriations Referred to Appropriations
HJR 83 85-0 (2017) Author: Fallon, Pat Proposing a constitutional amendment providing that members of the legislature and the lieutenant governor will not receive a state salary or per diem during certain periods unless the legislature has passed the state's budget and that budget is certified by the comptroller. House: Appropriations Referred to Appropriations
HJR 84 85-0 (2017) Author: Swanson, Valoree Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to provide for legislative review or approval of state agency rules. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
HJR 85 85-0 (2017) Author: Flynn, Dan Proposing a constitutional amendment prohibiting the use of state funds to pay for the obligations of a local public retirement system. House: Appropriations Referred to Appropriations
HJR 86 85-0 (2017) Author: Button, Angie | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to provide for an exemption from ad valorem taxation of all or part of the market value of the residence homestead of the surviving spouse of a first responder who is killed or fatally injured in the line of duty. House: Ways & Means Left pending in committee
HJR 87 85-0 (2017) Author: Meyer, Morgan Proposing a constitutional amendment requiring any increase in a franchise tax rate to be approved by two-thirds of all the members elected to each house of the legislature. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HJR 88 85-0 (2017) Author: Fallon, Pat Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to provide for an exemption from ad valorem taxation of all or part of the market value of the residence homestead of the surviving spouse of a first responder who is killed or fatally injured in the line of duty. House: Ways & Means Committee report sent to Calendars
HJR 89 85-0 (2017) Author: Schaefer, Matt Proposing a constitutional amendment relating to the right to own, hold, and use any mutually agreed upon medium of exchange. House: Investments & Financial Services Left pending in committee
HJR 90 85-0 (2017) Author: Deshotel, Joe Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the operation of casino games in certain areas of this state by licensed persons to provide additional money for residual windstorm insurance coverage in the coastal areas; providing for certification or licensing of persons engaged in occupations related to casino gaming. House: Licensing & Administrative Procedures Referred to Licensing & Administrative Procedures
HJR 91 85-0 (2017) Author: Raymond, Richard Peña Proposing a constitutional amendment to authorize additional professional sports team charitable foundations to conduct charitable raffles at additional venues. House: Licensing & Administrative Procedures Referred to Licensing & Administrative Procedures
HJR 92 85-0 (2017) Author: Sanford, Scott Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to increase the amount of the exemption from ad valorem taxation of property owned by certain disabled veterans and the surviving spouses and children of certain veterans. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HJR 93 85-0 (2017) Author: Thierry, Shawn Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to exempt from ad valorem taxation a portion of the assessed value of the residence homestead of a veteran of the United States armed services who served in the armed services for a certain period. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HJR 94 85-0 (2017) Author: Roberts, Kevin | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to provide for legislative review or approval of state agency rules. House: State Affairs Committee report sent to Calendars
HJR 95 85-0 (2017) Author: Krause, Matt Proposing a constitutional amendment relating to the right to own, hold, and use any mutually agreed upon medium of exchange. House: Investments & Financial Services Referred to Investments & Financial Services
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 97 85-0 (2017) Author: Miller, Rick Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to provide for an exemption from ad valorem taxation of part of the market value of the residence homestead of a partially disabled veteran or the surviving spouse of a partially disabled veteran based on the disability rating of the veteran and harmonizing certain related provisions of the constitution. House: Ways & Means Committee report sent to Calendars
HJR 98 85-0 (2017) Author: Murr, Andrew | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the denial of pretrial release of a person accused of a noncapital offense if necessary to ensure the person's appearance in court and the safety of the community and the victim of the alleged offense. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
HJR 99 85-0 (2017) Author: Parker, Tan | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment establishing a lower amount for expenses that can be charged to a borrower and removing certain financing expense limitations for a home equity loan, establishing certain authorized lenders to make a home equity loan, changing certain options for the refinancing of home equity loans, changing the threshold for an advance of a home equity line of credit, and allowing home equity loans on agricultural homesteads. House: Investments & Financial Services Laid on the table subject to call
HJR 100 85-0 (2017) Author: Kuempel, John | et. al.
Sponsor: Hinojosa, Juan
Proposing a constitutional amendment on professional sports team charitable foundations conducting charitable raffles. House: Licensing & Administrative Procedures
Senate: State Affairs
Filed with the Secretary of State
HJR 101 85-0 (2017) Author: Workman, Paul Proposing a constitutional amendment dedicating a portion of the revenue derived from the state sales and use tax to the Texas Water Development Fund II. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HJR 102 85-0 (2017) Author: Anderson, Rodney Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to provide ad valorem tax benefits to certain current and former first responders and their families. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HJR 103 85-0 (2017) Author: Springer, Drew Proposing a constitutional amendment repealing county authority to provide for manual labor poor houses and farms. House: County Affairs Left pending in committee
HJR 104 85-0 (2017) Author: Shaheen, Matt Urging the Congress of the United States to propose for ratification an amendment to the United States Constitution which would prohibit, with one exception, the practice of abortion within the United States or in any place subject to their jurisdiction or, in the alternative, applying to Congress to call a convention, pursuant to Article V of that Constitution, for the specific and limited purpose of proposing such an amendment to that Constitution for ratification. House: State & Federal Power & Responsibility, Select Referred to State & Federal Power & Responsibility, Select
HJR 105 85-0 (2017) Author: White, James Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to provide for an exemption from ad valorem taxation of all or part of the market value of the residence homestead of the surviving spouse of a 100 percent or totally disabled veteran regardless of whether the property was the residence homestead of the surviving spouse when the disabled veteran died and harmonizing certain related provisions of the constitution. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HJR 106 85-0 (2017) Author: Raymond, Richard Peña Proposing a constitutional amendment regarding the dedication by general law of revenue of or money received by this state and money held in or deposited to an account or fund inside or outside the state treasury and the authorized expenditure or appropriation of revenue or money dedicated by general law. House: Appropriations Referred to Appropriations
HJR 107 85-0 (2017) Author: Raymond, Richard Peña Proposing a constitutional amendment to dedicate net revenue from the state lottery to support educational programs that benefit classroom teaching in the state's public schools and to prohibit certain lottery advertisements and promotions. House: Appropriations Referred to Appropriations
HJR 108 85-0 (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
HJR 109 85-0 (2017) Author: Burns, DeWayne Proposing a constitutional amendment allowing the voters to remove elected officials finally convicted of a felony from office by means of a recall election. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HJR 110 85-0 (2017) Author: Alvarado, Carol | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment to establish permanent funds for the support of state institutions and agencies of higher education that do not participate in funding from the permanent university fund. House: Higher Education Left pending in committee
HJR 111 85-0 (2017) Author: Alvarado, Carol Proposing a constitutional amendment to authorize and regulate the possession, cultivation, and sale of cannabis for medical use. House: Public Health Referred to Public Health
HJR 112 85-0 (2017) Author: Cook, Byron Proposing a constitutional amendment requiring certain persons or groups to report certain contributions and political expenditures. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HJR 113 85-0 (2017) Author: Capriglione, Giovanni | et. al.
Sponsor: Kolkhorst, Lois
Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to exempt from ad valorem taxation precious metal held in the Texas Bullion Depository. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Finance
Left pending in committee
HJR 114 85-0 (2017) Author: Burrows, Dustin Proposing a constitutional amendment to divert any net income attributable to newly discovered oil and gas or other mineral interests on permanent university fund land from the permanent university fund to fund capital projects at certain public universities and agencies of higher education that are currently ineligible for distributions from the permanent university fund. House: Higher Education Referred to Higher Education
HJR 115 85-0 (2017) Author: Bonnen, Dennis | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to exempt from ad valorem taxation all or part of the market value of the residence homestead of a peace officer who resides in a high crime area. House: Ways & Means Left pending in committee
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
HJR 117 85-0 (2017) Author: Smithee, John Proposing a constitutional amendment changing the terms of office of certain judicial offices. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
HJR 118 85-0 (2017) Author: Neave, Victoria Proposing a constitutional amendment establishing the Texas Redistricting Commission to redistrict the Texas Legislature and Texas congressional districts and revising procedures for redistricting. House: Redistricting Referred to Redistricting
HJR 119 85-0 (2017) Author: Gutierrez, Roland Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the operation of casino games at 12 casinos in this state by licensed persons in counties that have approved casino gaming; providing for certification or licensing of persons engaged in occupations related to casino gaming. House: Licensing & Administrative Procedures Referred to Licensing & Administrative Procedures
HJR 121 85-0 (2017) Author: Fallon, Pat Proposing a constitutional amendment guaranteeing the right to life of unborn children and prohibiting abortion to the fullest extent possible and to be known as the "Life at Conception provision of the Texas Constitution's Bill of Rights". House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HJR 122 85-0 (2017) Author: Swanson, Valoree Proposing a constitutional amendment guaranteeing the right to life of unborn children and prohibiting abortion to the extent authorized under federal constitutional law. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HJR 123 85-0 (2017) Author: Krause, Matt | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment guaranteeing the right to life of unborn children and prohibiting abortion to the fullest extent possible. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HJR 124 85-0 (2017) Author: Walle, Armando Proposing a constitutional amendment to provide for the use and dedication of certain money transferred to the general revenue fund account for emergency medical services and trauma care systems. House: Appropriations Referred to Appropriations
SJR 1 85-0 (2017) Author: Campbell, Donna | et. al.
Sponsor: Fallon, Pat | et. al.
Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to provide for an exemption from ad valorem taxation of all or part of the market value of the residence homestead of the surviving spouse of a first responder who is killed or fatally injured in the line of duty. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Finance
Filed with the Secretary of State
SJR 6 85-0 (2017) Author: Zaffirini, Judith | et. al.
Sponsor: Schofield, Mike | et. al.
Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to require a court to provide notice to the attorney general of a challenge to the constitutionality of a state statute and authorizing the legislature to prescribe a waiting period before the court may enter a judgment holding the statute unconstitutional. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: State Affairs
Filed with the Secretary of State
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 8 85-0 (2017) Author: Hall, Bob Proposing a constitutional amendment denying bail to certain persons who are unlawfully present in the United States and are taken into custody for committing a felony. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SJR 9 85-0 (2017) Author: Hall, Bob Proposing a constitutional amendment guaranteeing the right to life of unborn children and prohibiting abortion to the extent authorized under federal constitutional law. Senate: Health & Human Services Referred to Health & Human Services
SJR 10 85-0 (2017) Author: Huffines, Don Proposing a constitutional amendment to limit the time that a person may serve as a member of the Texas Legislature. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SJR 11 85-0 (2017) Author: Huffines, Don Proposing a constitutional amendment limiting to two the number of terms for which a person may be elected or appointed to hold certain state offices. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SJR 12 85-0 (2017) Author: Huffines, Don Proposing a constitutional amendment requiring the establishment of limits on the number of terms judges and justices may serve on courts in this state. 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
SJR 14 85-0 (2017) Author: Creighton, Brandon Proposing a constitutional amendment concerning the use of unencumbered surplus state revenues to provide for a rebate of state franchise taxes. Senate: Finance Referred to Finance
SJR 15 85-0 (2017) Author: Hinojosa, Juan Proposing a constitutional amendment excepting certain appropriations for reducing state debt from the constitutional limitation on the rate of growth of appropriations. Senate: Finance Referred to Finance
SJR 16 85-0 (2017) Author: Rodríguez, José | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment to repeal the constitutional provision providing that marriage in this state consists only of the union of one man and one woman and prohibiting this state or a political subdivision of this state from creating or recognizing any legal status identical or similar to marriage. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SJR 17 85-0 (2017) Author: Rodríguez, José Proposing a constitutional amendment to authorize and regulate the possession, cultivation, and sale of cannabis. Senate: Criminal Justice Referred to Criminal Justice
SJR 18 85-0 (2017) Author: Rodríguez, José Proposing a constitutional amendment to authorize and regulate the possession, cultivation, and sale of cannabis for medical use. Senate: Health & Human Services Referred to Health & Human Services
SJR 19 85-0 (2017) Author: Nichols, Robert Proposing a constitutional amendment to authorize the legislature to limit the maximum appraised value of a residence homestead for ad valorem tax purposes to 105 percent or less of the appraised value of the property for the preceding tax year and to permit the voters of a county to establish a higher limitation not to exceed 110 percent on the maximum appraised value of a residence homestead in the county. Senate: Finance Referred to Finance
SJR 20 85-0 (2017) Author: Estes, Craig Proposing a constitutional amendment relating to the appropriation of the net revenue received from the imposition of the state sales and use tax on sporting goods. Senate: Finance Referred to Finance
SJR 21 85-0 (2017) Author: Taylor, Van Proposing a constitutional amendment providing that members of the legislature and the lieutenant governor will not receive a state salary or per diem during certain periods unless the legislature has passed the state's budget and that budget is certified by the comptroller. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SJR 22 85-0 (2017) Author: Menéndez, José Proposing a constitutional amendment establishing an increased minimum wage. Senate: Natural Resources & Economic Development Referred to Natural Resources & Economic Development
SJR 23 85-0 (2017) Author: Creighton, Brandon Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to provide for an exemption from ad valorem taxation of part of the market value of the residence homestead of a partially disabled veteran or the surviving spouse of a partially disabled veteran if the residence homestead was donated to the disabled veteran by a charitable organization for less than the market value of the residence homestead and harmonizing certain related provisions of the Texas Constitution. Senate: Veteran Affairs & Border Security Referred to Vet Affairs & Border Security
SJR 24 85-0 (2017) Author: Taylor, Van Proposing a constitutional amendment providing for certain excess revenue to be dedicated toward contributions to state retirement systems, the health benefit plan for retired education employees and their dependents, the Texas tomorrow fund, the permanent school fund, and the permanent university fund. Senate: Finance Referred to Finance
SJR 25 85-0 (2017) Author: Taylor, Van | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment requiring that any appropriations in excess of the constitutional spending limit be approved by a two-thirds vote of all the members elected to each house of the legislature. Senate: Finance Referred to Finance
SJR 26 85-0 (2017) Author: Perry, Charles Proposing a constitutional amendment limiting appropriations from the economic stabilization fund to prevent the fund balance from falling below a prescribed minimum amount, other than in an emergency if certain requirements are met, and limiting the permissible uses of that appropriated money. Senate: Finance Referred to Finance
SJR 27 85-0 (2017) Author: Taylor, Van
Sponsor: Springer, Drew
Proposing a constitutional amendment repealing county authority to provide for manual labor poor houses and farms. House: County Affairs
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Committee report sent to Calendars
SJR 28 85-0 (2017) Author: Creighton, Brandon Proposing a constitutional amendment to authorize the legislature to set a lower limit and provide for more than one limit on the maximum appraised value of a residence homestead for ad valorem taxation. Senate: Finance Referred to Finance
SJR 29 85-0 (2017) Author: Watson, Kirk 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. Senate: Finance Referred to Finance
SJR 30 85-0 (2017) Author: Huffines, Don | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment prohibiting this state or a political subdivision of this state from adopting or enforcing a law, ordinance, order, or other regulation requiring the registration of a firearm. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SJR 31 85-0 (2017) Author: Kolkhorst, Lois Proposing a constitutional amendment relating to appropriations for the preservation and perpetuation of certain items of historical value; allowing the legislature and state agencies to accept on behalf of the state gifts of items of historical value and contributions to purchase such items. Senate: Administration Committee report printed and distributed
SJR 32 85-0 (2017) Author: Taylor, Van Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to provide for legislative review or approval of state agency rules. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SJR 33 85-0 (2017) Author: Huffines, Don Proposing a constitutional amendment protecting private schools and home schools from state and local regulation. Senate: Education Referred to Education
SJR 34 85-0 (2017) Author: Birdwell, Brian
Sponsor: Geren, Charlie
Proposing a constitutional amendment limiting the service of certain officeholders after the expiration of the person's term of office. House: State Affairs
Senate: State Affairs
Filed with the Secretary of State
SJR 35 85-0 (2017) Author: Huffines, Don Proposing a constitutional amendment prohibiting the issuance of certain debt and the use of certain revenue for toll roads. Senate: Transportation Referred to Transportation
SJR 36 85-0 (2017) Author: Perry, Charles Proposing a constitutional amendment prohibiting a tax on the sale or purchase of water at wholesale. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs
Referred to Ways & Means
SJR 38 85-0 (2017) Author: Estes, Craig | et. al.
Sponsor: Darby, Drew
Rescinding certain applications made by the Texas Legislature to the United States Congress to call a national convention under Article V of the United States Constitution for proposing any amendment to that Constitution. House: State & Federal Power & Responsibility, Select
Senate: State Affairs
Filed with the Secretary of State
SJR 39 85-0 (2017) Author: Uresti, Carlos Proposing a constitutional amendment to authorize the Kickapoo Traditional Tribe of Texas to conduct gaming by executing a gaming agreement with this state; providing for licensing of persons under the agreement; limiting certain taxes and fees. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SJR 40 85-0 (2017) Author: Huffines, Don Applying to the Congress of the United States to call a convention under Article V of the United States Constitution for the limited purpose of proposing an amendment to the constitution to limit the terms of office of members of Congress. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SJR 41 85-0 (2017) Author: Seliger, Kel Proposing a constitutional amendment to provide for foregoing the transfer of oil and gas production tax revenue to the economic stabilization fund if the ending fund balance for the preceding fiscal year is greater than $5 billion and for reducing the rates of oil and gas production taxes by amounts sufficient to equal the foregone transfer. Senate: Finance Left pending in committee
SJR 42 85-0 (2017) Author: Taylor, Larry
Sponsor: Murphy, Jim
Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to exempt from ad valorem taxation real property leased to certain schools organized and operated primarily for the purpose of engaging in educational functions. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Finance
Committee report sent to Calendars
SJR 43 85-0 (2017) Author: Huffman, Joan | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment prohibiting the use of state funds to pay for the obligations of a local public retirement system. House: Appropriations
Senate: State Affairs
Referred to Appropriations
SJR 44 85-0 (2017) Author: Garcia, Sylvia | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment providing for the recognition of equal rights of all people. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SJR 45 85-0 (2017) Author: Bettencourt, Paul Proposing a constitutional amendment prohibiting the imposition of an individual income tax. Senate: Finance Referred to Finance
SJR 47 85-0 (2017) Author: Perry, Charles Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the issuance of general obligation bonds to pay for certain state infrastructure projects. Senate: Finance Referred to Finance
SJR 48 85-0 (2017) Author: Miles, Borris Proposing a constitutional amendment to permit additional uses of certain dedicated general revenue transferred each fiscal year to the state highway fund. Senate: Finance Referred to Finance
SJR 49 85-0 (2017) Author: Hinojosa, Juan Proposing a constitutional amendment on professional sports team charitable foundations conducting charitable raffles. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SJR 50 85-0 (2017) Author: Whitmire, John Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the denial of pretrial release of a person accused of a noncapital offense if necessary to ensure the person's appearance in court and the safety of the community and the victim of the alleged offense. Senate: Criminal Justice No action taken in committee
SJR 51 85-0 (2017) Author: Estes, Craig
Sponsor: Darby, Drew
Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to provide that the eligibility of open-space land for ad valorem taxation on the basis of its productive capacity does not end because an oil and gas lessee begins conducting oil and gas operations on the land if the land otherwise continues to be devoted to farm, ranch, or wildlife management purposes or timber production. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Finance
Committee report sent to Calendars
SJR 52 85-0 (2017) Author: West, Royce Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing a local option exemption from ad valorem taxation by a county of a portion of the value of the residence homestead of a physician who provides health care services for which the physician agrees not to seek payment from any source, including the Medicaid program or otherwise from this state or the federal government, to county residents who are indigent or who are Medicaid recipients. Senate: Finance Left pending in committee
SJR 53 85-0 (2017) Author: Huffines, Don Proposing a constitutional amendment relating to limiting the permissible uses of money appropriated from the economic stabilization fund. Senate: Finance Referred to Finance
SJR 54 85-0 (2017) Author: Taylor, Larry
Sponsor: Faircloth, Wayne
Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing a municipal charter amendment election to be held on certain election dates. House: Elections
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Committee report sent to Calendars
SJR 55 85-0 (2017) Author: Hinojosa, Juan Proposing a constitutional amendment relating to the effect of a sale of property on the tax lien on the property to secure the payment of ad valorem taxes, penalties, and interest imposed on the property as a result of the addition to the appraisal roll of property or property value that was erroneously exempted in a prior year. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Finance
Referred to Ways & Means
SJR 56 85-0 (2017) Author: Menéndez, José Proposing a constitutional amendment regarding a transfer of money from the economic stabilization fund to the permanent fund supporting military and veterans exemptions to fund tuition and fee exemptions for children of veterans. Senate: Finance Referred to Finance
SJR 57 85-0 (2017) Author: Schwertner, Charles Proposing a constitutional amendment relating to the maximum amount of the annual distribution made from the permanent university fund to the available university fund. Senate: Finance Referred to Finance
SJR 58 85-0 (2017) Author: Perry, Charles Proposing a constitutional amendment to set aside money from the economic stabilization fund to pay for certain state infrastructure projects and to create a state infrastructure endowment fund for funding certain costs of those projects. Senate: Finance Referred to Finance
SJR 59 85-0 (2017) Author: Perry, Charles Proposing a constitutional amendment to set aside money from the economic stabilization fund and certain general revenue to pay for certain state infrastructure projects and to create a state infrastructure endowment fund for funding certain costs of those projects. Senate: Finance Referred to Finance
SJR 60 85-0 (2017) Author: Hancock, Kelly
Sponsor: Parker, Tan | et. al.
Proposing a constitutional amendment establishing a lower amount for expenses that can be charged to a borrower and removing certain financing expense limitations for a home equity loan, establishing certain authorized lenders to make a home equity loan, changing certain options for the refinancing of home equity loans, changing the threshold for an advance of a home equity line of credit, and allowing home equity loans on agricultural homesteads. House: Investments & Financial Services
Senate: Business & Commerce
Filed with the Secretary of State
SJR 61 85-0 (2017) Author: Lucio, Jr., Eddie | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment providing for the issuance of additional general obligation bonds by the Texas Water Development Board to provide financial assistance for the development of certain projects in economically distressed areas. Senate: Finance Left pending in committee
HJR 1 85-1 (2017) Author: Bonnen, Greg Proposing a constitutional amendment regarding the limitation on the rate of growth of appropriations. House: Appropriations Committee report sent to Calendars
HJR 2 85-1 (2017) Author: Bonnen, Dennis Proposing a constitutional amendment to authorize the legislature to limit increases in the appraised value of commercial or industrial real property for ad valorem tax purposes. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HJR 16 85-1 (2017) Author: Keough, Mark Proposing a constitutional amendment to authorize the legislature to limit the maximum appraised value of real property for ad valorem tax purposes. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HJR 17 85-1 (2017) Author: Schofield, Mike | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment providing for an exemption from ad valorem taxation for public school purposes of a dollar amount or a percentage, whichever is greater, of the market value of a residence homestead and providing for a reduction of the limitation on the total amount of ad valorem taxes that may be imposed for those purposes on the homestead of an elderly or disabled person to reflect any increase in the exemption amount. House: Ways & Means Left pending in committee
HJR 18 85-1 (2017) Author: Howard, Donna | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment requiring the state to pay at least 50 percent of the cost of maintaining and operating the public school system and prohibiting the comptroller from certifying legislation containing an appropriation unless the requirement is met. House: Appropriations Left pending in committee
HJR 19 85-1 (2017) Author: Bohac, Dwayne Proposing a constitutional amendment to authorize the legislature to set a lower limit on the maximum appraised value of a residence homestead for ad valorem taxation. House: Ways & Means Left pending in committee
HJR 20 85-1 (2017) Author: Bohac, Dwayne | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to provide for an exemption from ad valorem taxation of all or part of the market value of the residence homestead of a Purple Heart recipient or the surviving spouse of a Purple Heart recipient. House: Ways & Means Recommitted to committee
HJR 21 85-1 (2017) Author: Darby, Drew | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment abolishing school district maintenance and operations ad valorem taxes. House: Ways & Means Committee report sent to Calendars
HJR 22 85-1 (2017) Author: Metcalf, Will | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment to authorize the legislature to set a lower limit on the maximum appraised value of a residence homestead for ad valorem tax purposes. House: Ways & Means Left pending in committee
HJR 23 85-1 (2017) Author: Bell, Cecil Proposing a constitutional amendment to authorize the legislature to limit the maximum appraised value of real property for ad valorem tax purposes. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HJR 24 85-1 (2017) Author: Swanson, Valoree Proposing a constitutional amendment to exempt from ad valorem taxation the total market value of the residence homesteads of certain elderly persons and their surviving spouses. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
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 26 85-1 (2017) Author: Shine, Hugh Proposing a constitutional amendment relating to the effect of a sale of property on the tax lien on the property to secure the payment of ad valorem taxes, penalties, and interest imposed on the property as a result of the addition to the appraisal roll of property or property value that was erroneously exempted in a prior year. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HJR 27 85-1 (2017) Author: Leach, Jeff | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to provide for an exemption from ad valorem taxation of part of the market value of the residence homestead of a partially disabled veteran or the surviving spouse of a partially disabled veteran based on the disability rating of the veteran and harmonizing certain related provisions of the constitution. House: Ways & Means Postponed
HJR 28 85-1 (2017) Author: Bonnen, Greg | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment prohibiting the appropriation or distribution of state money for the performance of an elective abortion or to a person or entity that performs or assists in performing an elective abortion. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HJR 29 85-1 (2017) Author: Anchía, Rafael Proposing a constitutional amendment prohibiting the authorization or funding of an elementary or secondary education voucher program or similar program. House: Public Education Referred to Public Education
HJR 30 85-1 (2017) Author: Roberts, Kevin | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to provide for an exemption from ad valorem taxation of all or part of the market value of the residence homesteads of certain disabled first responders and their surviving spouses. House: Ways & Means Received from the House
HJR 31 85-1 (2017) Author: Shine, Hugh | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment to restrict the power of the legislature to mandate unfunded costs and requirements on a municipality, county, or school district. House: State Affairs Corrected committee report sent to Calendars
HJR 32 85-1 (2017) Author: Raymond, Richard Peña Proposing a constitutional amendment to appropriate money from the economic stabilization fund to the foundation school fund and use the money to finance a temporary increase in the amount of the exemption of residence homesteads from ad valorem taxation by a school district and a temporary reduction in the amount of the limitation on school district ad valorem taxes imposed on the residence homesteads of the elderly or disabled to reflect the increased exemption amount. House: Ways & Means Left pending in committee
HJR 33 85-1 (2017) Author: Metcalf, Will | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment to authorize the legislature to establish a limit on the maximum appraised value of real property other than a residence homestead for ad valorem tax purposes. House: Ways & Means Left pending in committee
HJR 34 85-1 (2017) Author: Burns, DeWayne | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment to restrict the power of the legislature to mandate requirements on a municipality or county. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HJR 35 85-1 (2017) Author: Bonnen, Dennis | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment to authorize the legislature to limit increases in the appraised value of commercial or industrial real property for ad valorem tax purposes. House: Ways & Means Left pending in committee
HJR 36 85-1 (2017) Author: Fallon, Pat Proposing a constitutional amendment to limit the time that a person may serve as a member of the Texas Legislature. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
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 38 85-1 (2017) Author: Capriglione, Giovanni | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to exempt from ad valorem taxation precious metal held in the Texas Bullion Depository. House: Ways & Means Received from the House
HJR 39 85-1 (2017) Author: Bonnen, Greg Proposing a constitutional amendment requiring the Legislature to establish limitations on the rate of taxation and amount of debt for special purpose districts created by general law or special local law. House: Ways & Means Left pending in committee
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
HJR 41 85-1 (2017) Author: Uresti, Tomas Proposing a constitutional amendment to limit the amount of ad valorem taxes that a municipality may impose for a temporary period on property located in an area annexed by the municipality. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HJR 42 85-1 (2017) Author: White, James Proposing a constitutional amendment providing for an exemption from ad valorem taxation for public school purposes of a portion of the market value of a residence homestead based on the median market value of all residence homesteads in the state and providing for a reduction of the limitation on the total amount of ad valorem taxes that may be imposed for those purposes on the homestead of an elderly or disabled person to reflect the increased exemption amount. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HJR 43 85-1 (2017) Author: Cosper, Scott Proposing a constitutional amendment to authorize the legislature to establish a lower limit on the maximum appraised value of residence homesteads for ad valorem tax purposes and to establish a limit on the value of other real property for those purposes. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HJR 44 85-1 (2017) Author: Gervin-Hawkins, Barbara Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to exempt from ad valorem taxation all or part of the market value of the residence homestead of a peace officer who resides in a high crime area. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HJR 45 85-1 (2017) Author: Larson, Lyle Proposing a constitutional amendment limiting to two the number of consecutive terms for which a person may be elected or appointed to hold certain state offices. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HJR 46 85-1 (2017) Author: Capriglione, Giovanni Proposing a constitutional amendment providing for certain excess revenue to be dedicated toward contributions to the state retirement system for education employees and to the health benefit plan for retired education employees and their dependents. House: Appropriations Meeting cancelled
HJR 47 85-1 (2017) Author: Burkett, Cindy Proposing a constitutional amendment to authorize the legislature to set a lower limit on the maximum appraised value of a residence homestead for ad valorem tax purposes. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HJR 48 85-1 (2017) Author: Burkett, Cindy Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to exempt from ad valorem taxation income-producing tangible personal property owned by certain small businesses. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HJR 49 85-1 (2017) Author: Fallon, Pat Proposing a constitutional amendment guaranteeing the right to life of unborn children and prohibiting abortion to the fullest extent possible under law. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HJR 50 85-1 (2017) Author: Villalba, Jason Proposing a constitutional amendment to authorize the legislature to establish an additional limitation on the maximum appraised value of a residence homestead for ad valorem tax purposes. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HJR 51 85-1 (2017) Author: Villalba, Jason Proposing a constitutional amendment establishing a limitation on the total amount of ad valorem taxes that taxing units may impose on the residence homesteads of individuals who are disabled or elderly and their surviving spouses. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HJR 52 85-1 (2017) Author: Howard, Donna Proposing a constitutional amendment to allocate certain surplus state revenue to the retired school employees group insurance fund. House: Appropriations Left pending in committee
HJR 53 85-1 (2017) Author: Huberty, Dan Proposing a constitutional amendment transferring certain surplus state revenue in the economic stabilization fund and dedicating that revenue to public education. House: Appropriations Left pending in committee
HJR 54 85-1 (2017) Author: Moody, Joe Proposing a constitutional amendment prohibiting the governor or a specific-purpose committee for supporting or assisting the governor from accepting political contributions during a special legislative session. House: General Investigating & Ethics Left pending in committee
HJR 55 85-1 (2017) Author: White, James Proposing a constitutional amendment to authorize the legislature to limit the maximum appraised value of real property for ad valorem tax purposes. Filed
SJR 1 85-1 (2017) Author: Burton, Konni | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment to dedicate the net revenue from the state lottery to the foundation school fund, including a portion dedicated to funding salary increases and bonuses for experienced public school classroom teachers and costs associated with school district teacher retirement contributions. Senate: Education Co-author authorized
SJR 6 85-1 (2017) Author: Rodríguez, José | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment requiring the state to pay at least 50 percent of the cost of maintaining and operating the public school system and prohibiting the comptroller from certifying legislation containing an appropriation unless the requirement is met. Co-author authorized
SJR 7 85-1 (2017) Author: Hinojosa, Juan Proposing a constitutional amendment relating to the effect of a sale of property on the tax lien on the property to secure the payment of ad valorem taxes, penalties, and interest imposed on the property as a result of the addition to the appraisal roll of property or property value that was erroneously exempted in a prior year. Filed
SJR 8 85-1 (2017) Author: Buckingham, Dawn | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment to restrict the power of the legislature to mandate requirements on a municipality or county. Co-author authorized
SJR 9 85-1 (2017) Author: Huffines, Don Proposing a constitutional amendment to limit the time that a person may serve as a member of the Texas Legislature. Filed
SJR 10 85-1 (2017) Author: Huffines, Don Proposing a constitutional amendment limiting to two the number of terms for which a person may be elected or appointed to hold certain state offices. Filed
SJR 11 85-1 (2017) Author: Estes, Craig Proposing a constitutional amendment prohibiting state or local funds from being used for the administration of labor organizations. Filed
SJR 12 85-1 (2017) Author: Taylor, Van Proposing a constitutional amendment providing for certain excess revenue to be dedicated toward contributions to state retirement systems, the health benefit plan for retired education employees and their dependents, the Texas tomorrow fund, the permanent school fund, and the permanent university fund. Filed
SJR 13 85-1 (2017) Author: Kolkhorst, Lois Proposing a constitutional amendment to authorize the legislature to set a lower limit on the maximum appraised value of a residence homestead for ad valorem taxation. Filed
SJR 14 85-1 (2017) Author: Kolkhorst, Lois Proposing a constitutional amendment to authorize the legislature to limit increases in the appraised value of commercial or industrial real property for ad valorem tax purposes. Filed
HCR 32 84-0 (2015) Author: Raymond, Richard Peña | et. al. Urging the U.S. Congress to propose and submit to the states for ratification a federal balanced budget amendment to the U.S. Constitution. House: State & Federal Power & Responsibility, Select Considered in Calendars
HCR 59 84-0 (2015) Author: Metcalf, Will | et. al. Urging Congress to propose an amendment to the U.S. Constitution to provide for a balanced federal budget, except during a war. House: State & Federal Power & Responsibility, Select Considered in Calendars
HJR 8 84-0 (2015) Author: Otto, John | et. al.
Sponsor: Nelson, Jane
Proposing a constitutional amendment to dedicate certain money to the purpose of retiring state debt early. House: Appropriations - S/C on Budget Transparency & Reform
Senate: Finance
Committee report printed and distributed
HJR 13 84-0 (2015) Author: Pickett, Joseph | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment temporarily dedicating a portion of the revenue derived from the state sales and use tax to the state highway fund. House: Transportation Laid on the table subject to call
HJR 16 84-0 (2015) Author: Rinaldi, Matt | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment relating to the exclusive legislative duty to support and maintain an efficient system of public schools. House: Public Education Referred to Public Education
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 18 84-0 (2015) Author: Turner, Sylvester Proposing a constitutional amendment increasing the amount of the residence homestead exemption from ad valorem taxation for public school purposes, providing for the increase of the exemption amount in subsequent years to reflect inflation, and providing for a reduction of the limitation on the total amount of ad valorem taxes that may be imposed for those purposes on the homestead of a disabled or elderly person to reflect the increased exemption amounts. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HJR 19 84-0 (2015) Author: Meyer, Morgan Proposing a constitutional amendment requiring any increase in a rate of the franchise tax be approved by two-thirds of all the members elected to each house of the legislature. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HJR 20 84-0 (2015) Author: Bohac, Dwayne Proposing a constitutional amendment to extend the number of days that certain tangible personal property to be transported outside of this state is exempt from ad valorem taxation. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HJR 21 84-0 (2015) Author: Burkett, Cindy | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment requiring that any appropriations in excess of the constitutional spending limit be approved by a two-thirds vote of all the members elected to each house of the legislature. House: Appropriations - S/C on Budget Transparency & Reform Left pending in subcommittee
HJR 22 84-0 (2015) Author: Nevárez, Poncho Proposing a constitutional amendment to authorize the Kickapoo Traditional Tribe of Texas to conduct gaming by executing a gaming agreement with this state; providing for licensing of persons under the agreement; limiting certain taxes and fees. House: Licensing & Administrative Procedures Left pending in committee
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 24 84-0 (2015) Author: Harless, Patricia Proposing a constitutional amendment dedicating revenue derived from the taxes imposed on the sale, use, or rental of motor vehicles to the state highway fund and limiting the permissible uses of certain money in the fund. House: Transportation Referred to Transportation
HJR 25 84-0 (2015) Author: Bohac, Dwayne Proposing a constitutional amendment to extend the number of days that certain tangible personal property to be transported outside of this state is exempt from ad valorem taxation. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HJR 26 84-0 (2015) Author: Martinez Fischer, Trey | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment establishing an increased minimum wage. House: Business & Industry Statement(s) of vote recorded in Journal
HJR 27 84-0 (2015) Author: Pickett, Joseph Proposing a constitutional amendment limiting the uses of revenue from motor vehicle registration fees, taxes on motor fuels and lubricants, and certain revenue received from the federal government. House: Transportation Referred to Transportation
HJR 28 84-0 (2015) Author: Pickett, Joseph Proposing a constitutional amendment prescribing the purposes for which revenue from motor vehicle registration fees, certain motor vehicle-related taxes, and certain revenues received from the federal government may be used. House: Transportation Referred to Transportation
HJR 29 84-0 (2015) Author: Pickett, Joseph | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment prescribing the purposes for which revenue from motor vehicle registration fees, certain motor vehicle-related taxes, and certain revenues received from the federal government may be used. House: Transportation Committee report sent to Calendars
HJR 30 84-0 (2015) Author: Martinez, Armando Proposing a constitutional amendment increasing the amount of the residence homestead exemption from ad valorem taxation for public school purposes from $15,000 to $45,000 and providing for a reduction of the limitation on the total amount of ad valorem taxes that may be imposed for those purposes on the homestead of an elderly or disabled person to reflect the increased exemption amount. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HJR 31 84-0 (2015) Author: González, Mary Proposing a constitutional amendment to require the attorney general to be licensed and eligible to practice law in this state. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HJR 32 84-0 (2015) Author: Flynn, Dan | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment requiring a court of this state to uphold and apply certain laws, including the doctrine requiring courts to refrain from involvement in religious doctrinal interpretation or application. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Failed to receive affirmative vote in comm.
HJR 33 84-0 (2015) Author: Guillen, Ryan | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment relating to the appropriation of the net revenue received from the imposition of the state sales and use tax on sporting goods. House: Ways & Means Left pending in committee
HJR 34 84-0 (2015) Author: Coleman, Garnet Proposing a constitutional amendment to repeal the constitutional provision providing that marriage in this state consists only of the union of one man and one woman and prohibiting this state or a political subdivision of this state from creating or recognizing any legal status identical or similar to marriage. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HJR 35 84-0 (2015) Author: Larson, Lyle Proposing a constitutional amendment to allow the voters of Bexar County 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 Withdrawn from schedule
HJR 36 84-0 (2015) Author: Larson, Lyle Proposing a constitutional amendment to limit the purposes for which revenues from motor vehicle registration fees, taxes on motor fuels and lubricants, and certain revenues received from the federal government may be used. House: Transportation Referred to Transportation
HJR 37 84-0 (2015) Author: Larson, Lyle | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment providing that a person holding a statewide elective office automatically vacates office on announcing a candidacy or becoming a candidate for another elective office before December 1 of the last full odd-numbered year of the person's term of office. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
HJR 38 84-0 (2015) Author: Larson, Lyle | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment limiting to two the number of consecutive terms for which a person may be elected or appointed to hold certain state offices. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
HJR 39 84-0 (2015) Author: Larson, Lyle | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment relating to the appropriation of the net revenue received from the imposition of the state sales and use tax on sporting goods. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HJR 40 84-0 (2015) Author: Alvarado, Carol | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment requiring the legislature to establish a state gaming commission and to authorize and provide for the regulation of gaming conducted at certain locations in this state, authorizing federally recognized Indian tribes to conduct gaming on certain Indian lands, and requiring the governor to call the legislature into special session to consider gaming legislation. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HJR 41 84-0 (2015) Author: Springer, Drew | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment relating to private road work by certain counties. House: County Affairs Committee report sent to Calendars
HJR 42 84-0 (2015) Author: Lucio III, Eddie Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing a local option exemption from ad valorem taxation by a county of a portion of the value of the residence homestead of a veteran of the United States armed services who has been honorably discharged. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HJR 43 84-0 (2015) Author: Raymond, Richard Peña | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment prohibiting the taxation of the sale or use of certain prescription medicine. House: Ways & Means Considered in Calendars
HJR 44 84-0 (2015) Author: White, James Proposing a constitutional amendment to require that proposed constitutional amendments be approved by a majority of the voters in at least half of the counties of this state. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HJR 45 84-0 (2015) Author: Leach, Jeff Proposing a constitutional amendment concerning the limitation on the rate of growth in appropriations and the use of unencumbered surplus state revenues to provide for a rebate of state franchise taxes, to reduce public school district property taxes, and to fund the state's rainy day fund. House: Appropriations Referred to Appropriations
HJR 46 84-0 (2015) Author: Simmons, Ron Proposing a constitutional amendment on the length of legislative terms and limiting to three the number of terms for which a person may be elected or appointed to the legislature or certain state offices. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HJR 47 84-0 (2015) Author: Dutton, Jr., Harold V. Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing a court to partition the community property and to characterize future earnings of spouses as separate property on legal separation of the spouses. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues Left pending in committee
HJR 48 84-0 (2015) Author: Harless, Patricia | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment limiting the permissible uses of the state highway fund, including further limiting the use of additional tax and fee revenue attributable to changes to certain state taxes and fees, to increase revenue for nontolled public highway purposes. House: Transportation Referred to Transportation
HJR 49 84-0 (2015) Author: Howard, Donna Proposing a constitutional amendment establishing the Texas Redistricting Commission to redistrict the Texas Legislature and Texas congressional districts and revising procedures for redistricting. House: Redistricting Referred to Redistricting
HJR 50 84-0 (2015) Author: Howard, Donna | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing certain persons under the age of 18 to vote in a primary election. House: Elections Left pending in committee
HJR 51 84-0 (2015) Author: Muñoz, Jr., Sergio | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to provide for an exemption from ad valorem taxation of all or part of the market value of the residence homestead of the surviving spouse of a 100 percent or totally disabled veteran who died before the law authorizing a residence homestead exemption for such a veteran took effect. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HJR 52 84-0 (2015) Author: Raymond, Richard Peña Proposing a constitutional amendment providing honesty in state taxation. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HJR 53 84-0 (2015) Author: Metcalf, Will | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment dedicating certain revenue derived from the tax imposed on the sale of motor vehicles to the state highway fund. House: Transportation Referred to Transportation
HJR 54 84-0 (2015) Author: Fallon, Pat Proposing a constitutional amendment to limit the time that a person may serve as a member of the Texas Legislature. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HJR 55 84-0 (2015) Author: Villalba, Jason Proposing a constitutional amendment relating to a person's free exercise of religion. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HJR 56 84-0 (2015) Author: White, James | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment to remove legislative authority to regulate the wearing of arms. House: Homeland Security & Public Safety Referred to Homeland Security & Public Safety
HJR 57 84-0 (2015) Author: Rodriguez, Eddie Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the governing body of a political subdivision that adopts an exemption from ad valorem taxation of a percentage of the market value of an individual's residence homestead to set a limit on the dollar amount of the exemption to which an individual is entitled in a tax year. House: Ways & Means Reported favorably as substituted
HJR 58 84-0 (2015) Author: Raymond, Richard Peña Proposing a constitutional amendment regarding the dedication by general law of revenue of or money received by this state and money held in or deposited to an account or fund inside or outside the state treasury and the authorized expenditure or appropriation of revenue or money dedicated by general law. House: Appropriations Referred to Appropriations
HJR 59 84-0 (2015) Author: Raymond, Richard Peña Proposing a constitutional amendment to dedicate net revenue from the state lottery to support educational programs that benefit classroom teaching in the state's public schools and to prohibit certain lottery advertisements and promotions. House: Appropriations Referred to Appropriations
HJR 60 84-0 (2015) Author: Bonnen, Greg Proposing a constitutional amendment concerning the limitation on the rate of growth of state appropriations. House: Appropriations Referred to Appropriations
HJR 61 84-0 (2015) Author: Ashby, Trent | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment relating to the right to hunt, fish, and harvest wildlife. House: Culture, Recreation & Tourism Considered in Calendars
HJR 62 84-0 (2015) Author: Canales, Terry Proposing a constitutional amendment requiring the recording of certain proceedings of the Texas Supreme Court and the Court of Criminal Appeals and the publication of the recordings. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
HJR 63 84-0 (2015) Author: Raymond, Richard Peña Proposing a constitutional amendment providing for an annual state budget and annual legislative sessions for budget purposes. House: Appropriations Referred to Appropriations
HJR 64 84-0 (2015) Author: Elkins, Gary
Sponsor: Bettencourt, Paul
Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to provide for an exemption from ad valorem taxation of certain property owned by or leased to or by a university research technology corporation. House: Government Transparency & Operation
Senate: Natural Resources & Economic Development
Left pending in committee
HJR 65 84-0 (2015) Author: Riddle, Debbie Proposing a constitutional amendment relating to the prohibition of government interference with certain speech by religious leaders and students. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HJR 66 84-0 (2015) Author: Raymond, Richard Peña Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to provide for an exemption from ad valorem taxation of all or part of the market value of the residence homestead of the surviving spouse of a 100 percent or totally disabled veteran who died before the law authorizing a residence homestead exemption for such a veteran took effect. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HJR 67 84-0 (2015) Author: Sheets, Kenneth | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to exempt from ad valorem taxation a percentage of the assessed value of property owned by certain disabled veterans. House: Ways & Means Committee report sent to Calendars
HJR 68 84-0 (2015) Author: Otto, John Proposing a constitutional amendment to dedicate certain money to the purpose of retiring state debt early. House: Appropriations Referred to Appropriations
HJR 69 84-0 (2015) Author: Riddle, Debbie Proposing a constitutional amendment to permit the attorney general to prosecute offenses against public administration, including ethics offenses, and offenses involving insurance fraud or the imposition of the motor fuels tax. Filed
HJR 70 84-0 (2015) Author: Miller, Rick | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing certain persons under the age of 18 to vote in a primary election. House: Elections Referred to Elections
HJR 71 84-0 (2015) Author: Bohac, Dwayne | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment to authorize the legislature to set a lower limit on the maximum appraised value of a residence homestead for ad valorem taxation. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HJR 72 84-0 (2015) Author: Bohac, Dwayne Proposing a constitutional amendment increasing the amount of the residence homestead exemption from ad valorem taxation for public school purposes and providing for a reduction of the limitation on the total amount of ad valorem taxes that may be imposed for those purposes on the homestead of an elderly or disabled person to reflect the increased exemption amount. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HJR 73 84-0 (2015) Author: Geren, Charlie | et. al.
Sponsor: Fraser, Troy | et. al.
Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to permit professional sports team charitable foundations to conduct charitable raffles. House: Licensing & Administrative Procedures
Senate: Natural Resources & Economic Development
Filed with the Secretary of State
HJR 74 84-0 (2015) Author: Bohac, Dwayne Proposing a constitutional amendment increasing the amount of the residence homestead exemption from ad valorem taxation for public school purposes and providing for a reduction of the limitation on the total amount of ad valorem taxes that may be imposed for those purposes on the homestead of an elderly or disabled person to reflect the increased exemption amount. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HJR 75 84-0 (2015) Author: Bonnen, Dennis | et. al.
Sponsor: Taylor, Larry | et. al.
Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to provide for an exemption from ad valorem taxation of all or part of the market value of the residence homestead of the surviving spouse of a 100 percent or totally disabled veteran who died before the law authorizing a residence homestead exemption for such a veteran took effect. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Finance
Filed with the Secretary of State
HJR 76 84-0 (2015) Author: Phillips, Larry | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment to change the name of the Railroad Commission of Texas to the Texas Energy Commission. House: Energy Resources Committee report sent to Calendars
HJR 80 84-0 (2015) Author: Metcalf, Will Proposing a constitutional amendment concerning the use of unencumbered surplus state revenues to provide for a rebate of state franchise taxes. House: Appropriations Referred to Appropriations
HJR 81 84-0 (2015) Author: Raymond, Richard Peña Proposing a constitutional amendment changing the terms of office of a district judge. Filed
HJR 82 84-0 (2015) Author: Raymond, Richard Peña Proposing a constitutional amendment prohibiting the authorization or funding of an elementary or secondary education voucher program. House: Public Education Referred to Public Education
HJR 83 84-0 (2015) Author: Hughes, Bryan Proposing a constitutional amendment requiring certain tax bills to be approved by two-thirds of all the members elected to each house of the legislature. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HJR 84 84-0 (2015) Author: Farias, Joe Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to exempt from ad valorem taxation the total assessed value of the residence homestead of a veteran or current member of the armed services of the United States while the veteran or current service member participates in a veterans court program. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HJR 85 84-0 (2015) Author: Murphy, Jim Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to exempt from ad valorem taxation real property leased to certain schools organized and operated primarily for the purpose of engaging in educational functions. House: Ways & Means Committee report sent to Calendars
HJR 86 84-0 (2015) Author: Galindo, Rick Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing elections for the recall of independent school district trustees. House: Elections Committee report sent to Calendars
HJR 87 84-0 (2015) Author: Turner, Chris Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to exempt from ad valorem taxation a portion of the assessed value of certain real property used to provide housing to certain persons with disabilities. House: Ways & Means Committee report sent to Calendars
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 89 84-0 (2015) Author: Shaheen, Matt Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing a local option exemption from ad valorem taxation by a county of a portion of the value of the residence homestead of a physician who provides health care services for which the physician agrees not to seek payment from any source, including the Medicaid program or otherwise from this state or the federal government, to county residents who are indigent or who are Medicaid recipients. House: Ways & Means Committee report sent to Calendars
HJR 90 84-0 (2015) Author: Raymond, Richard Peña Proposing a constitutional amendment to abolish the court of criminal appeals and establish one supreme court with civil and criminal appellate jurisdiction. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
HJR 91 84-0 (2015) Author: Phillips, Larry | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment dedicating certain revenue derived from the tax imposed on the sale of motor vehicles to the state highway fund. House: Transportation Referred to Transportation
HJR 92 84-0 (2015) Author: Raymond, Richard Peña Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing local option elections to legalize or prohibit the operation of eight-liners. House: Licensing & Administrative Procedures Left pending in committee
HJR 93 84-0 (2015) Author: Peña, Gilbert | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment to authorize the legislature to limit the maximum appraised value of real property for ad valorem tax purposes to 105 percent or more of the appraised value of the property for the preceding tax year. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HJR 94 84-0 (2015) Author: Burkett, Cindy | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment relating to limiting the permissible uses of money appropriated from the economic stabilization fund. House: Appropriations Referred to Appropriations
HJR 95 84-0 (2015) Author: Meyer, Morgan Proposing a constitutional amendment requiring any increase in a franchise tax rate to be approved by two-thirds of all the members elected to each house of the legislature. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HJR 96 84-0 (2015) Author: Thompson, Senfronia Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the governing body of certain political subdivisions 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 Left pending in committee
HJR 97 84-0 (2015) Author: Howard, Donna Proposing a constitutional amendment requiring the state to pay at least 50 percent of the cost of maintaining and operating the public school system and prohibiting the comptroller from certifying legislation containing an appropriation unless the requirement is met. House: Public Education Referred to Public Education
HJR 98 84-0 (2015) Author: Metcalf, Will Proposing a constitutional amendment to authorize the legislature to set a lower limit on the maximum appraised value of a residence homestead for ad valorem taxation. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HJR 99 84-0 (2015) Author: Bell, Cecil | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment to authorize the legislature to limit the maximum appraised value of real property for ad valorem tax purposes to 105 percent or more of the appraised value of the property for the preceding tax year. House: Ways & Means Left pending in committee
HJR 100 84-0 (2015) Author: Sheets, Kenneth Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the governing body of a political subdivision to adopt a local option exemption from ad valorem taxation of a portion, expressed as a dollar amount, of the market value of real property of a business that employs honorably discharged veterans. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HJR 101 84-0 (2015) Author: Button, Angie Proposing a constitutional amendment increasing the amount of the residence homestead exemption from ad valorem taxation for public school purposes and providing for a reduction of the limitation on the total amount of ad valorem taxes that may be imposed for those purposes on the homestead of an elderly or disabled person to reflect the increased exemption amount. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HJR 102 84-0 (2015) Author: Button, Angie Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to exempt from ad valorem taxation by one or more political subdivisions of this state a person's inventory held for sale at retail. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HJR 103 84-0 (2015) Author: Metcalf, Will Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the governor to reduce the amount of an item of appropriation in an appropriations bill. House: Appropriations Referred to Appropriations
HJR 104 84-0 (2015) Author: Miller, Doug Proposing a constitutional amendment to authorize the creation of emergency response districts; providing authority to impose a tax and issue bonds. House: Special Purpose Districts Left pending in committee
HJR 105 84-0 (2015) Author: Gutierrez, Roland Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the operation of casino games in this state by licensed persons in counties that have approved casino gaming; providing for certification or licensing of persons engaged in occupations related to casino gaming. House: Licensing & Administrative Procedures Referred to Licensing & Administrative Procedures
HJR 106 84-0 (2015) Author: Keffer, Jim Proposing a constitutional amendment excepting certain appropriations for reducing state debt from the constitutional limitation on the rate of growth of appropriations. House: Appropriations Referred to Appropriations
HJR 107 84-0 (2015) Author: Dutton, Jr., Harold V. Proposing a constitutional amendment requiring the periodic review of state and local tax preferences and the expiration of certain tax preferences if not reauthorized by law. 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
HJR 109 84-0 (2015) Author: Pickett, Joseph | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to permit a county to issue bonds or notes to finance transportation and infrastructure projects in a defined area to be repaid from increases in revenue from ad valorem taxes in the area. House: Transportation Committee report sent to Calendars
HJR 110 84-0 (2015) Author: Coleman, Garnet Proposing a constitutional amendment allowing a state mandate imposed on a county to have effect only if the state provides for payment to the county of the cost of the mandate. House: Appropriations Referred to Appropriations
HJR 111 84-0 (2015) Author: Darby, Drew | et. al.
Sponsor: Nelson, Jane
Proposing a constitutional amendment to prohibit using revenues, other money, or account or fund balances dedicated by law for nondedicated general governmental purposes or for certification of appropriations for nondedicated purposes or entities. House: Appropriations - S/C on Budget Transparency & Reform
Senate: Finance
Left pending in committee
HJR 112 84-0 (2015) Author: Dutton, Jr., Harold V. Proposing a constitutional amendment to change the composition of the grand jury. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
HJR 113 84-0 (2015) Author: Stickland, Jonathan Proposing a constitutional amendment protecting private schools from state and local regulation. House: Public Education Referred to Public Education
HJR 114 84-0 (2015) Author: Capriglione, Giovanni Proposing a constitutional amendment to limit the purposes for which revenue from motor vehicle registration fees and taxes on motor fuels and lubricants may be used. House: Appropriations Referred to Appropriations
HJR 115 84-0 (2015) Author: Turner, Sylvester Proposing a constitutional amendment to entitle the University of Houston to participate in the income and other benefits of the permanent university fund. House: Higher Education Left pending in committee
HJR 116 84-0 (2015) Author: King, Susan Lewis Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the governing body of a political subdivision to provide an additional exemption from ad valorem taxation of the residence homesteads of certain surviving spouses of peace officers and firefighters killed in the line of duty. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HJR 117 84-0 (2015) Author: Alvarado, Carol Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to exempt from ad valorem taxation, for a period not to exceed 10 years, the total assessed value of the residence homestead of an honorably discharged veteran of the armed services of the United States, or the surviving spouse of such a veteran, if the residence homestead was donated to the veteran, or the purchase of the residence homestead was financed, by a charitable organization. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HJR 118 84-0 (2015) Author: Rodriguez, Eddie Proposing a constitutional amendment providing for the transfer of certain general revenue to the Texas rail relocation and improvement fund. House: Transportation Referred to Transportation
HJR 119 84-0 (2015) Author: Schofield, Mike Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing certain elected county or district officeholders to become candidates for a countywide office of the same county without automatically resigning from the office already being held. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
HJR 120 84-0 (2015) Author: Guillen, Ryan Proposing a constitutional amendment to establish the Alamo preservation fund and make a one-time transfer of money from the economic stabilization fund to the Alamo preservation fund. House: Appropriations Referred to Appropriations
HJR 121 84-0 (2015) Author: Schofield, Mike Proposing a constitutional amendment concerning the limitation on the rate of growth in appropriations. House: Appropriations Referred to Appropriations
HJR 122 84-0 (2015) Author: Anchía, Rafael Proposing a constitutional amendment establishing the Texas Redistricting Commission to redistrict the Texas Legislature and Texas congressional districts and revising procedures for redistricting. House: Redistricting Referred to Redistricting
HJR 123 84-0 (2015) Author: Simmons, Ron Proposing a constitutional amendment extending the length of the terms of members of the legislature. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HJR 124 84-0 (2015) Author: Schofield, Mike Proposing a constitutional amendment to provide for the governor's and lieutenant governor's terms of office to begin at 10 a.m. on the day the regular legislative session convenes. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
HJR 125 84-0 (2015) Author: Krause, Matt | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment relating to a person's free exercise of religion. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HJR 126 84-0 (2015) Author: Simpson, David | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment guaranteeing the right to life of unborn children and prohibiting abortion to the extent authorized under federal constitutional law. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HJR 127 84-0 (2015) Author: Bell, Cecil Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to provide for an exemption from ad valorem taxation of part of the market value of the residence homestead of a partially disabled veteran or the surviving spouse of a partially disabled veteran if the residence homestead was donated to the partially disabled veteran by a charitable organization for less than the market value of the residence homestead or if the charitable organization donated all or part of the purchase price of the residence homestead to the partially disabled veteran and harmonizing certain related provisions of the Texas Constitution. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HJR 128 84-0 (2015) Author: Raymond, Richard Peña Proposing a constitutional amendment relating to the limitation of fees that may be charged for a home equity loan. House: Insurance Referred to Insurance
HJR 129 84-0 (2015) Author: Thompson, Senfronia | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the Ysleta del Sur Pueblo Tribe and the Alabama-Coushatta Tribe of Texas to conduct all forms of gaming on certain tribal land and requiring the tribes to annually pay five percent of net proceeds from gaming to the comptroller of public accounts for deposit in the general revenue fund. House: Licensing & Administrative Procedures Left pending in committee
HJR 130 84-0 (2015) Author: Larson, Lyle Proposing a constitutional amendment to limit state debt. House: Appropriations Referred to Appropriations
HJR 131 84-0 (2015) Author: Raymond, Richard Peña Proposing a constitutional amendment concerning fees that are subject to the maximum allowable limit to obtain a home equity loan. House: Investments & Financial Services Left pending in committee
HJR 132 84-0 (2015) Author: Laubenberg, Jodie Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing certain payment for health care services and prohibiting requiring participation in a mandatory health care system. House: Insurance Referred to Insurance
HJR 133 84-0 (2015) Author: Anchía, Rafael Proposing a constitutional amendment to establish certain principles and procedures for the drawing of districts for the Texas Senate, the Texas House of Representatives, and the United States House of Representatives. House: Redistricting Referred to Redistricting
HJR 134 84-0 (2015) Author: Bonnen, Dennis Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to provide for an exemption from ad valorem taxation of all or part of the market value of the residence homestead of the surviving spouse of a 100 percent or totally disabled veteran who died before the law authorizing a residence homestead exemption for such a veteran took effect and authorizing the legislature to exempt from ad valorem taxation by one or more political subdivisions all or part of the market value of the tangible personal property a person owns that consists of inventory. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HJR 135 84-0 (2015) Author: Schofield, Mike Proposing a constitutional amendment providing for an exemption from ad valorem taxation for public school purposes of a percentage, rather than a dollar amount, of the market value of a residence homestead and providing for a reduction of the limitation on the total amount of ad valorem taxes that may be imposed for those purposes on the homestead of an elderly or disabled person to reflect any increased exemption amount. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HJR 136 84-0 (2015) Author: Muñoz, Jr., Sergio Proposing a constitutional amendment to establish a permanent endowment to support the construction, acquisition, improvement, and equipping of buildings, facilities, and other improvements at public junior and community colleges. House: Higher Education Referred to Higher Education
HJR 137 84-0 (2015) Author: Keffer, Jim | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment providing for certain excess revenue to be dedicated toward contributions to state retirement systems, the health benefit plan for retired education employees and their dependents, the Texas tomorrow fund, the permanent school fund, and the permanent university fund. House: Appropriations Referred to Appropriations
HJR 138 84-0 (2015) Author: King, Susan Lewis | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment relating to the use of bonds and notes in the military value revolving loan account. House: Appropriations - S/C on Budget Transparency & Reform Left pending in subcommittee
HJR 139 84-0 (2015) Author: Workman, Paul Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to phase out by 2025 the ad valorem taxation by a school district of the tangible personal property a person owns that consists of inventory. Filed
HJR 140 84-0 (2015) Author: Elkins, Gary Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to exempt from ad valorem taxation by one or more political subdivisions tangible personal property used by the owner of the property to manufacture, process, or fabricate tangible personal property for ultimate sale. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HJR 141 84-0 (2015) Author: Miller, Rick Proposing a constitutional amendment to authorize the legislature to provide for credits against the ad valorem taxes imposed by a school district on the property of certain persons who provide an educational alternative for a child eligible to attend a public school in the district. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HJR 142 84-0 (2015) Author: Deshotel, Joe Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the operation of casino games in certain areas of this state by licensed persons to provide additional money for residual windstorm insurance coverage in the coastal areas; providing for certification or licensing of persons engaged in occupations related to casino gaming. House: Licensing & Administrative Procedures Left pending in committee
HJR 143 84-0 (2015) Author: Elkins, Gary Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to exempt from ad valorem taxation income-producing tangible personal property valued at less than $50,000. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HJR 144 84-0 (2015) Author: Elkins, Gary Rescinding the 1899 application of the 26th Texas Legislature to the United States Congress to call an unrestricted national convention under Article V of the United States Constitution for proposing undisclosed amendments to that Constitution. House: State & Federal Power & Responsibility, Select Left pending in committee
HJR 145 84-0 (2015) Author: Elkins, Gary Proposing a constitutional amendment to allow the legislature to override a veto of the governor following a legislative session. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HJR 146 84-0 (2015) Author: Peña, Gilbert | et. al. Applying to Congress to call a convention, to propose an amendment to the United States Constitution urging the restoration of free and fair elections. House: State & Federal Power & Responsibility, Select Left pending in committee
HR 3385 84-0 (2015) Author: Pickett, Joseph Suspending limitations on conference committee jurisdiction, S.J.R. No. 5. Reported enrolled
SCR 12 84-0 (2015) Author: Burton, Konni Urging Congress to propose an amendment to the U.S. Constitution to provide for a balanced federal budget except during a time of national emergency. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SJR 1 84-0 (2015) Author: Nelson, Jane | et. al.
Sponsor: Bonnen, Dennis | et. al.
Proposing a constitutional amendment increasing the amount of the residence homestead exemption from ad valorem taxation for public school purposes and providing for a reduction of the limitation on the total amount of ad valorem taxes that may be imposed for those purposes on the homestead of an elderly or disabled person to reflect the increased exemption amount, authorizing the legislature to prohibit a political subdivision that has adopted an optional residence homestead exemption from ad valorem taxation from reducing the amount of or repealing the exemption, and prohibiting the enactment of a law that imposes a transfer tax on a transaction that conveys fee simple title to real property. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Finance
Filed with the Secretary of State
SJR 2 84-0 (2015) Author: Hancock, Kelly | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment concerning the limitation on the rate of growth in appropriations. Senate: Finance Not again placed on intent calendar
SJR 3 84-0 (2015) Author: Nelson, Jane | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment excepting certain appropriations for reducing state debt from the constitutional limitation on the rate of growth of appropriations. Senate: Finance Referred to Finance
SJR 4 84-0 (2015) Author: Hinojosa, Juan | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment excepting certain appropriations for reducing state debt from the constitutional limitation on the rate of growth of appropriations. Senate: Finance Referred to Finance
SJR 5 84-0 (2015) Author: Nichols, Robert | et. al.
Sponsor: Pickett, Joseph | et. al.
Proposing a constitutional amendment dedicating a portion of the revenue derived from the state sales and use tax and the tax imposed on the sale, use, or rental of a motor vehicle to the state highway fund. House: Transportation
Senate: Transportation
Filed with the Secretary of State
SJR 6 84-0 (2015) Author: Huffines, Don | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment to provide qualifications for and limit the time that a person may serve in certain offices. Senate: State Affairs Co-author authorized
SJR 7 84-0 (2015) Author: Hinojosa, Juan | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment excepting certain appropriations for reducing state debt from the constitutional limitation on the rate of growth of appropriations. Senate: Finance Co-author authorized
SJR 8 84-0 (2015) Author: Zaffirini, Judith
Sponsor: Thompson, Senfronia
Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to require a court to provide notice to the attorney general of a challenge to the constitutionality of a state statute and authorizing the legislature to prescribe a waiting period before the court may enter a judgment holding the statute unconstitutional. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: State Affairs
Placed on Constitutional Amendments Calendar
SJR 9 84-0 (2015) Author: Taylor, Van Proposing a constitutional amendment to provide for review or approval of state agency rules by the elected members of the legislature. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SJR 10 84-0 (2015) Author: Campbell, Donna | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment relating to an individual's or religious organization's freedom of religion. Senate: State Affairs Co-author authorized
SJR 11 84-0 (2015) Author: Perry, Charles | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment regarding the maximum amount of appropriations for a state fiscal biennium. Senate: Finance Co-author authorized
SJR 12 84-0 (2015) Author: Perry, Charles | et. al.
Sponsor: Pickett, Joseph
Proposing a constitutional amendment prescribing the purposes for which revenue from motor vehicle registration fees, certain motor vehicle-related taxes, and certain revenues received from the federal government may be used. House: Transportation
Senate: Finance
Committee report sent to Calendars
SJR 13 84-0 (2015) Author: Rodríguez, José | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment to repeal the constitutional provision providing that marriage in this state consists only of the union of one man and one woman and prohibiting this state or a political subdivision of this state from creating or recognizing any legal status identical or similar to marriage. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SJR 14 84-0 (2015) Author: Nichols, Robert | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment to authorize the legislature to limit the maximum appraised value of a residence homestead for ad valorem tax purposes to 105 percent or less of the appraised value of the property for the preceding tax year and to permit the voters of a county to establish a higher limitation not to exceed 110 percent on the maximum appraised value of a residence homestead in the county. Senate: Finance Co-author authorized
SJR 15 84-0 (2015) Author: Schwertner, Charles Proposing a constitutional amendment prescribing the purposes for which revenue from motor vehicle registration fees, certain motor vehicle-related taxes, and certain revenues received from the federal government may be used. Senate: Finance Referred to Finance
SJR 16 84-0 (2015) Author: Campbell, Donna | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment relating to the rights of individuals to choose or decline to choose to purchase health insurance coverage. Senate: Business & Commerce Co-author authorized
SJR 17 84-0 (2015) Author: Perry, Charles | et. al.
Sponsor: Springer, Drew
Proposing a constitutional amendment relating to private road work by certain counties. House: County Affairs
Senate: Transportation
Filed with the Secretary of State
SJR 18 84-0 (2015) Author: Estes, Craig Proposing a constitutional amendment relating to the appropriation of the net revenue received from the imposition of the state sales and use tax on sporting goods. Senate: Finance Referred to Finance
SJR 19 84-0 (2015) Author: Perry, Charles | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment limiting appropriations from the economic stabilization fund to a total amount that the comptroller of public accounts estimates will not result at any time in a fund balance of less than a prescribed minimum amount, other than in an emergency if certain requirements are met. Senate: Finance Left pending in committee
SJR 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
SJR 21 84-0 (2015) Author: Watson, Kirk Proposing a constitutional amendment increasing the amount of the residence homestead exemption from ad valorem taxation for public school purposes, providing for the increase of the exemption amount in subsequent years to reflect inflation, and providing for a reduction of the limitation on the total amount of ad valorem taxes that may be imposed for those purposes on the homestead of a disabled or elderly person to reflect the increased exemption amounts. Senate: Finance Left pending in committee
SJR 22 84-0 (2015) Author: Creighton, Brandon | et. al.
Sponsor: Ashby, Trent | et. al.
Proposing a constitutional amendment relating to the right to hunt, fish, and harvest wildlife. House: Culture, Recreation & Tourism
Senate: Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs
Filed with the Secretary of State
SJR 23 84-0 (2015) Author: Creighton, Brandon Proposing a constitutional amendment concerning the use of unencumbered surplus state revenues to provide for a rebate of state franchise taxes. Senate: Finance Left pending in committee
SJR 24 84-0 (2015) Author: Eltife, Kevin Proposing a constitutional amendment limiting to two the number of consecutive terms for which a person may be elected or appointed to hold certain state offices. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SJR 25 84-0 (2015) Author: Nelson, Jane | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment to dedicate certain money to the purpose of retiring state debt early. Senate: Finance Co-author authorized
SJR 26 84-0 (2015) Author: Hancock, Kelly Proposing a constitutional amendment relating to appropriations for the preservation and perpetuation of certain items of historical value; allowing the legislature and state agencies to accept on behalf of the state gifts of items of historical value and contributions to purchase such items. Senate: Administration Committee report printed and distributed
SJR 27 84-0 (2015) Author: Hancock, Kelly | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment requiring certain tax bills to be approved by two-thirds of all the members elected to each house of the legislature. Senate: Finance Co-author authorized
SJR 28 84-0 (2015) Author: Bettencourt, Paul | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment increasing the amount of the residence homestead exemption from ad valorem taxation for public school purposes and providing for a reduction of the limitation on the total amount of ad valorem taxes that may be imposed for those purposes on the homestead of an elderly or disabled person to reflect the increased exemption amount. Senate: Finance Referred to Finance
SJR 29 84-0 (2015) Author: Bettencourt, Paul | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment to extend the number of days that certain tangible personal property to be transported outside of this state is exempt from ad valorem taxation. Senate: Finance Left pending in committee
SJR 30 84-0 (2015) Author: Taylor, Larry
Sponsor: Murphy, Jim
Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to exempt from ad valorem taxation real property leased to certain schools organized and operated primarily for the purpose of engaging in educational functions. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Finance
Placed on Constitutional Amendments Calendar
SJR 31 84-0 (2015) Author: Ellis, Rodney Proposing a constitutional amendment creating the Texas Gaming Commission, authorizing and regulating the operation of casino games and slot machines by a limited number of licensed operators and certain Indian tribes, authorizing a limited state video lottery system to be operated at horse and greyhound racetracks and on Indian tribal lands, and reducing the number of illegal gambling machines. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SJR 32 84-0 (2015) Author: Burton, Konni Proposing a constitutional amendment revising the order of legislative business to permit legislative committees to consider matters during the first 60 days of a regular session. Senate: Administration Referred to Administration
SJR 33 84-0 (2015) Author: Watson, Kirk Proposing a constitutional amendment to prohibit using revenues, other money, or account or fund balances dedicated by law for nondedicated general governmental purposes or for certification of appropriations for nondedicated purposes or entities. Senate: Finance Referred to Finance
SJR 34 84-0 (2015) Author: Uresti, Carlos Proposing a constitutional amendment to authorize the Kickapoo Traditional Tribe of Texas to conduct gaming by executing a gaming agreement with this state; providing for licensing of persons under the agreement; limiting certain taxes and fees. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SJR 35 84-0 (2015) Author: Bettencourt, Paul Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to exempt from ad valorem taxation by one or more political subdivisions tangible personal property used by the owner of the property to manufacture, process, or fabricate tangible personal property for ultimate sale. Senate: Finance Left pending in committee
SJR 36 84-0 (2015) Author: Bettencourt, Paul | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to exempt from ad valorem taxation income-producing tangible personal property valued at less than $50,000. Senate: Finance Left pending in committee
SJR 37 84-0 (2015) Author: Taylor, Van | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment providing for certain excess revenue to be dedicated toward contributions to state retirement systems, the health benefit plan for retired education employees and their dependents, the Texas tomorrow fund, the permanent school fund, and the permanent university fund. Senate: Finance Left pending in committee
SJR 38 84-0 (2015) Author: Ellis, Rodney Proposing a constitutional amendment requiring the periodic review of state and local tax preferences and providing an expiration date for certain tax preferences. Senate: Finance Referred to Finance
SJR 39 84-0 (2015) Author: Fraser, Troy | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to permit professional sports team charitable foundations to conduct charitable raffles. Senate: Natural Resources & Economic Development Co-author authorized
SJR 40 84-0 (2015) Author: Zaffirini, Judith Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to provide for an exemption from ad valorem taxation of all or part of the market value of the residence homestead of the surviving spouse of a 100 percent or totally disabled veteran who died before the law authorizing a residence homestead exemption for such a veteran took effect. Senate: Finance Referred to Finance
SJR 41 84-0 (2015) Author: Huffines, Don Proposing a constitutional amendment providing that a statute or appropriations act that furthers a legitimate state purpose or interest such as efficiency or local control meets the requirement of providing an efficient system of public schools and that this requirement is the prerogative of the legislature. Senate: Education Referred to Education
SJR 42 84-0 (2015) Author: Huffines, Don Proposing a constitutional amendment prescribing the purposes for which revenues from motor vehicle registration fees and taxes on motor fuels and lubricants may be used. Senate: Finance Referred to Finance
SJR 43 84-0 (2015) Author: Huffines, Don | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment prohibiting the issuance of certain debt and the use of certain revenue for toll roads. Senate: Transportation Co-author authorized
SJR 44 84-0 (2015) Author: Hall, Bob Proposing a constitutional amendment to change the number, method of appointment, and terms of members of the Texas Ethics Commission and providing for the governance, purpose, and mission of the commission. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SJR 45 84-0 (2015) Author: Menéndez, José Proposing a constitutional amendment to establish the Alamo preservation fund and make a one-time transfer of money from the economic stabilization fund to the Alamo preservation fund. Senate: Natural Resources & Economic Development Referred to Natural Resources & Economic Development
SJR 46 84-0 (2015) Author: Menéndez, José Proposing a constitutional amendment increasing the amount of the residence homestead exemption from ad valorem taxation for public school purposes, providing for the increase of the exemption amount in subsequent years to reflect inflation in homestead values, and providing for a reduction of the limitation on the total amount of ad valorem taxes that may be imposed for those purposes on the homestead of a disabled or elderly person to reflect the increased exemption amounts. Senate: Finance Referred to Finance
SJR 47 84-0 (2015) Author: Huffines, Don Proposing a constitutional amendment relating to the appropriation of the net revenue received from the imposition of the state sales and use tax on sporting goods. Senate: Finance Referred to Finance
SJR 48 84-0 (2015) Author: Lucio, Jr., Eddie | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the issuance of additional obligations to provide financial assistance to counties for roadways to serve border colonias. Senate: Intergovernmental Relations Not again placed on intent calendar
SJR 49 84-0 (2015) Author: Lucio, Jr., Eddie Proposing a constitutional amendment mandating the legislature to require candidates for public elective office in this state to undergo drug screening. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SJR 50 84-0 (2015) Author: Lucio, Jr., Eddie Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to exempt from ad valorem taxation structures used to store certain implements of husbandry. Senate: Finance Left pending in committee
SJR 51 84-0 (2015) Author: Rodríguez, José Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the Ysleta del Sur Pueblo Tribe and the Alabama-Coushatta Tribe of Texas to conduct all forms of gaming on certain tribal land and requiring the tribes to annually pay five percent of net proceeds from gaming to the comptroller of public accounts for deposit in the general revenue fund. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SJR 52 84-0 (2015) Author: Campbell, Donna
Sponsor: Otto, John
Proposing a constitutional amendment repealing the requirement that state officers elected by voters statewide reside in the state capital. House: State Affairs
Senate: State Affairs
Filed with the Secretary of State
SJR 53 84-0 (2015) Author: Burton, Konni Proposing a constitutional amendment relating to the exclusive legislative duty to support and maintain an efficient system of public schools. Senate: Education Referred to Education
SJR 54 84-0 (2015) Author: Lucio, Jr., Eddie Proposing a constitutional amendment abolishing the death penalty. Senate: Criminal Justice Referred to Criminal Justice
SJR 55 84-0 (2015) Author: Huffines, Don Proposing a constitutional amendment providing for retention elections for police chiefs of certain municipalities. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SJR 56 84-0 (2015) Author: Bettencourt, Paul Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to exempt from ad valorem taxation by one or more political subdivisions of this state a person's inventory. Senate: Finance Referred to Finance
SJR 57 84-0 (2015) Author: Bettencourt, Paul Proposing a constitutional amendment increasing the amount of the residence homestead exemption from ad valorem taxation for public school purposes, provid