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[  Session(s): all  Chamber =  Both  Bill Type = all    Subjects =  UNCLAIMED PROPERTY ]

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HB 1243 85-0 (2017) Author: Smithee, John | et. al. Relating to the identification and handling of unclaimed life insurance and annuity contract proceeds. House: Insurance Laid on the table subject to call
HB 1866 85-0 (2017) Author: Geren, Charlie
Sponsor: Campbell, Donna
Relating to compensation and restitution to crime victims and the disposition of unclaimed restitution payments; providing for an administrative penalty; authorizing a fee. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
Effective on 9/1/17
HB 2494 85-0 (2017) Author: Faircloth, Wayne Relating to the reporting and delivery of certain unclaimed property. House: Business & Industry Returned to Local & Consent Calendars Comm.
HB 2650 85-0 (2017) Author: Villalba, Jason Relating to the presumption of membership initiation deposits as abandoned property. House: Business & Industry 1 hr. notice-for reconsideration
HB 2829 85-0 (2017) Author: Oliveira, René Relating to enforcement of certain unclaimed property laws. House: Business & Industry Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 2964 85-0 (2017) Author: Meyer, Morgan | et. al.
Sponsor: Hancock, Kelly
Relating to designation of a representative for notice regarding abandonment of shares of a mutual fund. House: Investments & Financial Services
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective on 9/1/17
SB 561 85-0 (2017) Author: Hancock, Kelly
Sponsor: Smithee, John | et. al.
Relating to the identification and handling of unclaimed life insurance and annuity contract proceeds. House: Insurance
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective on 9/1/17
SB 1711 85-0 (2017) Author: Huffines, Don Relating to the claim process for unclaimed property. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SB 2060 85-0 (2017) Author: Campbell, Donna Relating to compensation and restitution to crime victims and the disposition of unclaimed restitution payments; providing for an administrative penalty. Senate: Criminal Justice Referred to Criminal Justice
HB 227 84-0 (2015) Author: Guillen, Ryan Relating to disposition of certain unclaimed money by local telephone exchange companies. House: Higher Education
Senate: Natural Resources & Economic Development
Referred to Natural Resources & Economic Development
HB 410 84-0 (2015) Author: Turner, Chris Relating to the amount of unclaimed lottery prize money to be deposited in the fund for veterans' assistance. House: Appropriations Referred to Appropriations
HB 1981 84-0 (2015) Author: Oliveira, René Relating to reporting requirements for certain unclaimed property. House: Business & Industry Laid on the table subject to call
SB 1021 84-0 (2015) Author: Creighton, Brandon
Sponsor: Oliveira, René
Relating to reporting requirements for certain unclaimed property. House: Business & Industry
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective on 9/1/15
SB 1586 84-0 (2015) Author: Lucio, Jr., Eddie Relating to disposition of certain unclaimed money by local telephone exchange companies. Senate: Natural Resources & Economic Development Referred to Natural Resources & Economic Development
SB 1589 84-0 (2015) Author: Zaffirini, Judith
Sponsor: Guillen, Ryan
Relating to requirements for reporting unclaimed mineral proceeds to the comptroller of public accounts. House: Energy Resources
Senate: Natural Resources & Economic Development
Effective on 1/1/16
HB 884 83-0 (2013) Author: Murphy, Jim | et. al. Relating to the disposition of abandoned or unclaimed property seized at the time of certain arrests. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Laid on the table subject to call
HB 1270 83-0 (2013) Author: Martinez Fischer, Trey Relating to certain unclaimed lottery prize money. House: Appropriations Referred to Appropriations
HB 1443 83-0 (2013) Author: Smith, Wayne Relating to the dedication of certain unclaimed lottery prize money to fund the repair, restoration, and permanent dry berth of the Battleship "Texas." House: Appropriations Referred to Appropriations
HB 2027 83-0 (2013) Author: Turner, Chris | et. al. Relating to the amount of unclaimed lottery prize money to be deposited in the fund for veterans' assistance. House: Appropriations Referred to Appropriations
HB 2593 83-0 (2013) Author: Craddick, Tom Relating to unclaimed property of a person in this state that is held in another state. House: Business & Industry No action taken in committee
HB 2857 83-0 (2013) Author: Wu, Gene Relating to the disposition of abandoned or unclaimed property seized at the time of certain arrests. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
HB 3421 83-0 (2013) Author: Lavender, George Relating to the distribution of certain amounts of unclaimed money to county road and bridge funds. House: Appropriations Referred to Appropriations
SB 367 83-0 (2013) Author: Whitmire, John
Sponsor: Murphy, Jim | et. al.
Relating to the disposition of abandoned or unclaimed property seized at the time of certain arrests. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
Effective immediately
SB 663 83-0 (2013) Author: Davis, Wendy | et. al. Relating to the amount of unclaimed lottery prize money to be deposited in the fund for veterans' assistance. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 257 82-0 (2011) Author: Hilderbran, Harvey | et. al.
Sponsor: Patrick, Dan
Relating to certain unclaimed property that is presumed abandoned. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Finance
See remarks for effective date
HB 1001 82-0 (2011) Author: Morrison, Geanie | et. al. Relating to the appropriation of certain unclaimed money. House: Appropriations Left pending in committee
HB 1764 82-0 (2011) Author: Harper-Brown, Linda Relating to the periods for presumed abandonment of certain unclaimed personal property. House: Business & Industry No action taken in committee
HB 1886 82-0 (2011) Author: Morrison, Geanie | et. al.
Sponsor: Watson, Kirk
Relating to unclaimed property. House: Business & Industry
Senate: Finance
Referred to Finance
HB 2316 82-0 (2011) Author: Coleman, Garnet
Sponsor: West, Royce
Relating to county powers, duties, and services, including the powers and duties of certain districts, and the authorization of certain health care programs and studies. House: County Affairs
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Placed on intent calendar
HB 2611 82-0 (2011) Author: Guillen, Ryan Relating to claims for and distribution of unclaimed land grant mineral proceeds. House: Business & Industry Placed on General State Calendar
HB 3652 82-0 (2011) Author: Otto, John Relating to handling fees imposed by the comptroller for processing unclaimed property. House: Appropriations Referred to Appropriations
SB 517 82-0 (2011) Author: Watson, Kirk Relating to the appropriation of certain unclaimed money. Senate: Finance Left pending in committee
SB 1344 82-0 (2011) Author: Davis, Wendy Relating to the dedication of certain unclaimed state lottery prize money to support education. Senate: Finance Referred to Finance
SB 1535 82-0 (2011) Author: Watson, Kirk Relating to unclaimed property. Senate: Finance Not again placed on intent calendar
SB 1657 82-0 (2011) Author: Hinojosa, Juan Relating to claims for and distribution of unclaimed land grant mineral proceeds. Senate: Finance Referred to Finance
SB 1660 82-0 (2011) Author: Lucio, Jr., Eddie
Sponsor: Alvarado, Carol
Relating to certain unclaimed property of veterans and veterans' families. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs
Senate: Veteran Affairs & Military Installations
Effective immediately
HB 1 82-1 (2011) Author: Pitts, Jim Relating to certain state fiscal matters; providing penalties. House: Appropriations Left pending in committee
HB 77 82-1 (2011) Author: Guillen, Ryan Relating to claims for and distribution of unclaimed land grant mineral proceeds. House: Business & Industry Referred to Business & Industry
HR 232 82-1 (2011) Author: Pitts, Jim Suspending limitations on conference committee jurisdiction, S.B. No. 1. Reported enrolled
SB 1 82-1 (2011) Author: Duncan, Robert | et. al.
Sponsor: Pitts, Jim
Relating to certain state fiscal matters; providing penalties. House: Appropriations
Senate: Finance
See remarks for effective date
SCR 5 82-1 (2011) Author: Duncan, Robert
Sponsor: Pitts, Jim
Instructing the enrolling clerk of the senate to make corrections in S.B. No. 1. Signed by the Governor
SR 130 82-1 (2011) Author: Duncan, Robert Suspending limitations on conference committee jurisdiction, S.B. No. 1. Reported enrolled
HB 2559 81-0 (2009) Author: Truitt, Vicki
Sponsor: Duncan, Robert
Relating to the powers and duties of and benefits available under the Employees Retirement System of Texas and to a chronic disease prevention and wellness pilot program administered by the system and the Department of State Health Services for department employees. House: Pensions, Investments & Financial Services
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/09
HB 4115 81-0 (2009) Author: Pitts, Jim Relating to the reporting and handling of unclaimed property. House: Business & Industry Laid on the table subject to call
SB 1404 81-0 (2009) Author: Duncan, Robert Relating to the powers and duties of the Employees Retirement System of Texas. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 1589 81-0 (2009) Author: Ogden, Steve | et. al.
Sponsor: Pitts, Jim
Relating to the reporting and handling of unclaimed property. House: Business & Industry
Senate: Finance
Effective on 9/1/09
SB 2372 81-0 (2009) Author: Ellis, Rodney Relating to property and evidence technicians. Senate: Criminal Justice Referred to Criminal Justice
HB 81 79-0 (2005) Author: Riddle, Debbie
Sponsor: Janek, Kyle
Relating to release by the comptroller of unclaimed property subject to a child support lien. House: Government Reform
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective immediately
HB 3335 79-0 (2005) Author: Hartnett, Will Relating to the report, delivery, and claims process concerning certain unclaimed property. House: Business & Industry
Senate: State Affairs
Referred to State Affairs
HB 5 79-1 (2005) Author: Pitts, Jim Relating to certain fiscal matters affecting governmental entities. House: Appropriations Referred to Appropriations
HB 4 78-2 (2003) Author: Swinford, David Relating to unclaimed property. House: Government Reform Reported engrossed
HB 7 78-2 (2003) Author: Swinford, David Relating to the abandonment of proceeds distributable on reorganization of an insurance company. House: Government Reform Reported engrossed
HB 24 78-2 (2003) Author: Swinford, David Relating to the reorganization of, efficiency in, and other reform measures applying to state government; making an appropriation. House: Government Reform No action taken in committee
HB 7 78-3 (2003) Author: Swinford, David | et. al.
Sponsor: Ogden, Steve
Relating to the reorganization of, efficiency in, and other reform measures applying to governmental entities and certain regulatory practices; providing a penalty. House: Government Reform
Senate: Finance
See remarks for effective date
HB 8 78-3 (2003) Author: Swinford, David Relating to unclaimed property. House: Government Reform Referred to Government Reform
HR 344 78-3 (2003) Author: Swinford, David Suspending limitations on conference committee jurisdiction, H.B. No. 7. Reported enrolled
SB 2 78-3 (2003) Author: Ogden, Steve Relating to the organization, board membership, and functions of certain governmental agencies and to the transfer of certain functions to other governmental agencies. Senate: Finance Left pending in committee
HB 921 70-0 (1987) Author: Burnett, Dick
Sponsor: Sims, Bill
Relating to the authority of the comptroller of public accounts to contract for information about revenue or property the state may be legally entitled to recover. House: State Affairs
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/87
HB 1862 70-0 (1987) Author: Schlueter, Stan Relating to unclaimed property. House: Judicial Affairs Referred to Judicial Affairs
SB 581 70-0 (1987) Author: Jones, Grant
Sponsor: Schlueter, Stan
Relating to unclaimed property; providing penalties. House: Financial Institutions
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/87
SB 906 69-0 (1985) Author: Jones, Grant
Sponsor: Schlueter, Stan
Relating to the escheat of unclaimed property; to the powers and duties of holders of the property, the treasurer, and the attorney general; and to cooperation by other state agencies; creating an unclaimed money fund; providing civil and criminal penalties. House: Financial Institutions
Senate: Finance
Effective on . . . . . . . . . .
SB 1085 69-0 (1985) Author: Lyon, Ted Relating to the disposition of unclaimed or abandoned property in the possession of a peace officer. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
Laid on table subj. to call in comm.
HB 2387 68-0 (1983) Author: Glossbrenner, Ernestine Relating to the disposition of abandoned securities and abandoned property in a safe deposit box or other safekeeping repository. House: Financial Institutions Withdrawn from calendar
SB 1156 68-0 (1983) Author: Sharp, John
Sponsor: Glossbrenner, Ernestine
Relating to the disposition of abandoned securities and abandoned property in a safe deposit box or other safekeeping repository. House: Financial Institutions
Senate: Finance
Effective on . . . . . . . . . .
HB 449 67-0 (1981) Author: Hill, Gerald Relating to the application of the statute of limitations to certain escheat cases. House: Financial Institutions Referred to Committee on Calendars
HB 837 67-0 (1981) Author: Hill, Gerald Relating to authority of the State Treasurer to sell personal property bequeathed to the State of Texas. House: Financial Institutions
Senate: State Affairs
Referred to Committee on State Affairs
HB 1003 67-0 (1981) Author: Presnal, Bill
Sponsor: Caperton, Kent
Relating to the disposition of certain unclaimed funds held by county or precinct officers. House: Intergovernmental Affairs
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Effective immediately
HB 1746 67-0 (1981) Author: Benedict, Jerry L. Relating to the disposition of certain unclaimed funds held by county or precinct officers. House: Intergovernmental Affairs Withdrawn from calendar
SB 1289 67-0 (1981) Author: Jones, Grant Relating to the disposition of abandoned or unclaimed property seized by a peace officer. Senate: Jurisprudence Received from the Senate
SB 406 66-0 (1979) Author: Moore, W.T. "Bill"
Sponsor: Presnal, Bill
Relating to the disposition of certain unclaimed funds held by a county and precinct officers. House: Intergovernmental Affairs
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Effective on . . . . . . . . . .
HB 1994 65-0 (1977) Author: Adams, Herman
Sponsor: Adams, Don
Relating to the authority of the governing boards of institutions of higher education to promulgate rules and regulations providing for the disposition of abandoned and unclaimed personal property coming into the possession of the campus security personnel. House: Higher Education
Senate: Education
Effective in 90 days
HB 810 64-0 (1975) Author: Bird, Ronald C.
Sponsor: Gammage, R.A. "Bob"
Relating to the escheat of dormant deposits and inactive accounts in certain depositories. House: Financial Institutions
Senate: Economic Development
Effective in 90 days
HB 182 57-0 (1961) Author: Haring, Paul Byrne Relating to the disposition of unclaimed property and making uniform the law relating thereto.
HB 1 57-3 (1962) Author: Hughes, Charles Ervin | et. al. Relating to amending a certain Statute to protect and preserve dormant deposits and inactive accounts held by depository; prohibiting the conversion or reduction of such accounts while in dormant or inactive status; requiring advertising for lost owners and reporting to the State of certain accounts of owners who cannot be located; creation of State Conservator Fund; transfer of funds liquidated depositories held by State Banking Commissioner; providing penalties.
SB 2 57-3 (1962) Author: Martin, Crawford Collins | et. al. Relating to amending a certain Statute relating to escheat; to protect and preserve dormant deposits and inactive accounts of owners whose whereabouts are unknown to the depository; prohibiting the conversion or reduction of such accounts while in dormant or inactive status; requiring advertising for lost owners and reporting to the State of certain accounts of owners who cannot be located; providing for conservation and disposition of funds delivered to the State, procedures for payment to owners at any time thereafter discovered.
SB 74 57-3 (1962) Author: Martin, Crawford Collins Relating to amending the Insurance Code by adding a new Article relating to escheat and unclaimed funds, providing that said Article shall be known as the "Unclaimed Funds Statute for Life Insurance Companies"; fixing an effective date; providing for penalties.
HB 32 56-0 (1959) Author: Bell, Marshall O. | et. al. Relating to the disposition of abandoned property and providing for the procedures to follow with respect thereto.
HB 41 55-0 (1957) Author: Seeligson, Frates Slick Relating to the disposition of unclaimed property held or owing by banking organizations.
HB 437 54-0 (1955) Author: Hughes, Charles Ervin | et. al. Relating to the disposition of unclaimed property held or owing by banking organizations; providing for transfer and payment to the State of property presumed to be abandoned, as defined in the Act, subject to stated rights of the owners to establish ownership; and providing procedures, remedies and penalties for administration and enforcement of the Act.
HB 868 53-0 (1953) Author: Bergman, Douglas Ernest Relating to authorizing the Sheriff or Purchasing Agent of any county of the State of Texas to sell and dispose of any unclaimed or abandoned personal property, except whiskey, wine and beer, belonging to arrested persons or prisoners placed in the county jail.
HB 274 52-0 (1951) Author: Blount, Ralph E. "Peppy" Relating to providing for the disposition of funds in possession of banks, trust companies, savings and loan associations and other corporations where the owner thereof is unknown or his address is unknown; providing a penalty for violation of this act.
HB 172 51-0 (1949) Author: Vale, Arnold J. Relating to providing that the proceeds of sales of large tracts of land partitioned by decrees of district courts in certain counties, and which are unclaimed for more than thirty (30) days by those entitled to such proceeds, shall be placed in the general funds of the counties wherein such lands, or major portions thereof lie; providing a savings clause and repealing all laws or parts of laws in conflict therewith to the extent of such conflict.
HB 248 50-0 (1947) Author: Davis, Gordon Reece | et. al. Relating to authorizing the State of Texas to take over dormant accounts of deposit with depositaries; providing penalties; containing a severability clause; repealing all laws and parts of laws in conflict.
HB 349 50-0 (1947) Author: Pearson, Lee Roy Relating to providing for the escheat of unpaid and unclaimed proceeds of oil, gas and other mineral estate or interest held by any oil, gas or other mineral producer, transporter, storer, processor or purchaser to credit of or owing to any owner thereof, and remaining unpaid for as long as seven years; repealing all laws and parts of laws in conflict herewith and providing that if any part of this Act is held void same shall not affect the other parts thereof.
HB 686 48-0 (1943) Author: Davis, Gordon Reece Relating to authorizing the State of Texas to take over dormant accounts of deposit with depositories; containing a severability clause; repealing all laws and parts of laws in conflict.
SB 53 48-0 (1943) Author: Morris, George C. Relating to authorizing the State of Texas to take over dormant accounts of deposit with depositories.
HB 188 46-0 (1939) Author: Clark, Lester | et. al. Relating to creating and establishing what shall be known as an "escheat fund" in the office of the State Treasurer.
HB 831 46-0 (1939) Author: Heflin, James McDonald Relating to amending a certain Act providing for the payment into the county's general fund of all unclaimed trust funds which have remained on hand with any county or district clerk for a period longer than four years.

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