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HB 407 85-0 (2017) Author: Tinderholt, Tony | et. al. Relating to protection of the electric power transmission and distribution system. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 787 85-0 (2017) Author: Parker, Tan | et. al.
Sponsor: Hancock, Kelly
Relating to the security of the electric grid. House: State Affairs
Senate: Business & Commerce
Left pending in committee
HB 788 85-0 (2017) Author: Parker, Tan Relating to enhancing the security of the electric grid; making an appropriation. House: Appropriations Referred to Appropriations
HB 931 85-0 (2017) Author: Miller, Rick | et. al.
Sponsor: Kolkhorst, Lois
Relating to liability of certain electric utilities that contract with political subdivisions for certain uses of land that the electric utility owns, occupies, or leases. House: State Affairs
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective on 9/1/17
HB 1166 85-0 (2017) Author: Stephenson, Phil | et. al.
Sponsor: Kolkhorst, Lois
Relating to liability of certain electric utilities that allow certain uses of land that the electric utility owns, occupies, or leases. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: Business & Commerce
Vetoed by the Governor
HB 1168 85-0 (2017) Author: Nevárez, Poncho Relating to the mineral use of land that has been subdivided for energy development resulting in the generation of electricity. House: Energy Resources Referred to Energy Resources
HB 1228 85-0 (2017) Author: King, Phil | et. al. Relating to the phaseout and repeal of the miscellaneous gross receipts tax on utility companies; decreasing the rates of the tax. House: Ways & Means Left pending in committee
HB 1427 85-0 (2017) Author: Fallon, Pat Relating to a municipality's ability to enforce zoning and other land use regulations against electric companies. House: Urban Affairs Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 1458 85-0 (2017) Author: Workman, Paul Relating to the management and operation of certain municipally owned electric utilities. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 1459 85-0 (2017) Author: Workman, Paul Relating to limitations on the use of municipal electric utility system revenues by certain municipalities. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 1460 85-0 (2017) Author: Workman, Paul Relating to electricity service provided by municipally owned utilities. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 1461 85-0 (2017) Author: Workman, Paul Relating to the partition and transfer of a geographic portion of service area certificate of convenience and necessity by municipally owned electric utility systems. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 1475 85-0 (2017) Author: Davis, Yvonne Relating to electricity service provided by retail electric providers; creating a criminal offense. House: State Affairs Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 1633 85-0 (2017) Author: Rodriguez, Justin | et. al. Relating to bill payment assistance programs offered by certain municipalities. House: State Affairs Laid on the table subject to call
HB 1665 85-0 (2017) Author: Oliveira, René Relating to the regulation of cross-border electric generating facilities. House: State Affairs Placed on General State Calendar
HB 1685 85-0 (2017) Author: Clardy, Travis | et. al. Relating to the authority of the General Land Office to sell retail electric power. House: Land & Resource Management Left pending in committee
HB 1717 85-0 (2017) Author: Canales, Terry Relating to wind energy conversion systems and facilities and the rights of owners of land on which the systems and facilities are located; providing an administrative penalty. House: Energy Resources Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 2235 85-0 (2017) Author: Murphy, Jim | et. al. Relating to accounting principles applicable to pension and other postemployment benefit expenses for electric utilities. House: State Affairs Laid on the table subject to call
HB 2346 85-0 (2017) Author: Phillips, Larry Relating to exempting certain customers from certain demand charges by transmission and distribution utilities. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 2499 85-0 (2017) Author: Faircloth, Wayne Relating to the disposition of real property interests by navigation districts and port authorities. House: Land & Resource Management Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 2572 85-0 (2017) Author: Deshotel, Joe | et. al. Relating to the deployment of advanced metering and meter information networks in certain non-ERCOT areas. House: State Affairs Laid on the table subject to call
HB 2576 85-0 (2017) Author: Thompson, Senfronia Relating to studies by the Public Utility Commission of Texas analyzing electric rates. House: State Affairs
Senate: Business & Commerce
Referred to Business & Commerce
HB 2824 85-0 (2017) Author: Thierry, Shawn Relating to requiring the Public Utility Commission of Texas to monitor and report on the deployment of advanced metering systems in this state. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 2910 85-0 (2017) Author: Flynn, Dan Relating to electric rates imposed on residential customers by certain electric utilities in the ERCOT region. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 2944 85-0 (2017) Author: Sanford, Scott Relating to standards used by the Public Utility Commission of Texas to evaluate proposed routes of a transmission project. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 3073 85-0 (2017) Author: Rodriguez, Eddie Relating to financing programs for low-income electric customers and certain other electric customers; imposing a fee. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 3175 85-0 (2017) Author: Reynolds, Ron Relating to the funding through greenhouse gas emissions fees of energy efficiency programs administered by certain utilities; authorizing a fee. House: Environmental Regulation Left pending in committee
HB 3379 85-0 (2017) Author: Paddie, Chris | et. al. Relating to the eligibility process for customer service benefits. House: State Affairs Laid on the table subject to call
HB 3399 85-0 (2017) Author: Keough, Mark Relating to a study by the Geo-Technology Research Institute on existing and potential programs to improve energy efficiency. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 3534 85-0 (2017) Author: Lambert, Stan Relating to rates charged by certain transmission and distribution utilities to certain places of worship. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 3656 85-0 (2017) Author: King, Ken Relating to authority of an electric utility customer to choose not to have an advanced meter. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 3724 85-0 (2017) Author: Miller, Rick Relating to liability of certain electric utilities that allow certain uses of land that the electric utility owns, occupies, or leases. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 4012 85-0 (2017) Author: Paul, Dennis Relating to notice of a scheduled disconnection of water utility service. House: Natural Resources Left pending in committee
HB 4080 85-0 (2017) Author: Davis, Yvonne Relating to certificate of convenience and necessity for transmission-only utilities in the State of Texas. House: State Affairs No action taken in committee
HB 4217 85-0 (2017) Author: Farrar, Jessica Relating to energy resources planning for electric generation in ERCOT. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 59 85-0 (2017) Author: Zaffirini, Judith
Sponsor: Kuempel, John
Relating to energy and water management planning and reporting requirements for state agencies and institutions of higher education. House: Government Transparency & Operation
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective on 9/1/17
SB 83 85-0 (2017) Author: Hall, Bob | et. al. Relating to protection of energy critical infrastructure from electromagnetic, geomagnetic, physical, and cyber-attack threats. House: State Affairs
Senate: Business & Commerce
Referred to State Affairs
SB 548 85-0 (2017) Author: Kolkhorst, Lois Relating to liability of certain electric utilities that allow certain uses of land that the electric utility owns, occupies, or leases. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SB 559 85-0 (2017) Author: Hancock, Kelly
Sponsor: Darby, Drew
Relating to the miscellaneous gross receipts tax on utility companies. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective immediately
SB 735 85-0 (2017) Author: Hancock, Kelly
Sponsor: Cook, Byron | et. al.
Relating to periodic rate adjustment by and to certain transactions involving electric utilities. House: State Affairs
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective immediately
SB 736 85-0 (2017) Author: Hancock, Kelly
Sponsor: Clardy, Travis
Relating to a report on the sale of retail electric power by the General Land Office. House: Land & Resource Management
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective on 9/1/17
SB 758 85-0 (2017) Author: Menéndez, José | et. al.
Sponsor: Rodriguez, Justin
Relating to bill payment assistance programs offered by certain municipalities. House: State Affairs
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Effective on 9/1/17
SB 947 85-0 (2017) Author: Kolkhorst, Lois Relating to liability of certain electric utilities that allow certain uses of land that the electric utility owns, occupies, or leases. Senate: Business & Commerce Committee report printed and distributed
SB 1002 85-0 (2017) Author: Hancock, Kelly
Sponsor: Murphy, Jim
Relating to accounting principles applicable to pension and other postemployment benefit expenses for electric utilities. House: State Affairs
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective immediately
SB 1145 85-0 (2017) Author: Nichols, Robert
Sponsor: Deshotel, Joe | et. al.
Relating to the deployment of advanced metering and meter information networks in certain non-ERCOT areas. House: State Affairs
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective immediately
SB 1510 85-0 (2017) Author: Perry, Charles Relating to rates charged by certain transmission and distribution utilities to certain places of worship. House: State Affairs
Senate: Business & Commerce
Referred to State Affairs
SB 1597 85-0 (2017) Author: Rodríguez, José Relating to a requirement that the General Land Office conduct an evaluation and submit a report regarding the use of wind and solar power to desalinate brackish groundwater on real property owned by the state. House: Land & Resource Management
Senate: Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs
Left pending in committee
SB 1920 85-0 (2017) Author: Kolkhorst, Lois Relating to electric industry market power rules. Senate: Business & Commerce Left pending in committee
SB 1976 85-0 (2017) Author: Whitmire, John
Sponsor: Paddie, Chris
Relating to benefit programs provided by retail electric providers and certificated telecommunications utilities for low-income customers. House: State Affairs
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective on 9/1/17
SB 1999 85-0 (2017) Author: Watson, Kirk Relating to energy resources planning for electric generation in ERCOT. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SB 2069 85-0 (2017) Author: Buckingham, Dawn Relating to the management and operation of certain municipally owned electric utilities. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SB 2070 85-0 (2017) Author: Buckingham, Dawn Relating to limitations on the use of municipal electric utility system revenues by certain municipalities. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
HB 199 85-1 (2017) Author: Pickett, Joseph Relating to the authority of an electric utility to impose a rate or charge on an owner of solar or wind electric generation. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 24 85-1 (2017) Author: Hall, Bob Relating to protection of energy critical infrastructure. Filed
HB 489 84-0 (2015) Author: Anchia, Rafael Relating to customer protections related to smart thermostat services marketing and contracts. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 575 84-0 (2015) Author: Bonnen, Greg Relating to the notice of contract expiration provided to retail electric customers by retail electric providers. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 857 84-0 (2015) Author: Sanford, Scott Relating to the legislature's goals for renewable electric generating capacity. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 862 84-0 (2015) Author: Fallon, Pat Relating to requiring an electric utility to notify certain landowners of its application for a certificate of convenience and necessity for a proposed transmission line facility. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 962 84-0 (2015) Author: Krause, Matt | et. al. Relating to the regulation of the amount of installed electric generation capacity. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 1092 84-0 (2015) Author: Turner, Sylvester Relating to an annual report of residential electric customer complaints. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 1101 84-0 (2015) Author: Turner, Sylvester
Sponsor: Whitmire, John
Relating to extending the period over which the balance of the system benefit fund is to be eliminated. House: Appropriations - S/C on Budget Transparency & Reform
Senate: Finance
Effective immediately
HB 1368 84-0 (2015) Author: Phillips, Larry Relating to annual permits to move certain equipment; authorizing a fee. House: Transportation Laid on the table subject to call
HB 1418 84-0 (2015) Author: Bell, Cecil | et. al. Relating to the annexation of certain territory by general law municipalities. House: Land & Resource Management
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Referred to Intergovernmental Relations
HB 1535 84-0 (2015) Author: Frullo, John | et. al.
Sponsor: Fraser, Troy
Relating to rates of and certificates of convenience and necessity for certain non-ERCOT electric utilities; authorizing a surcharge. House: State Affairs
Senate: Natural Resources & Economic Development
Effective immediately
HB 1926 84-0 (2015) Author: Kacal, Kyle | et. al.
Sponsor: Fraser, Troy
Relating to the operations of a municipally owned utility or municipal power agency; affecting a provision that is subject to criminal penalties; providing authority to issue bonds. House: State Affairs
Senate: Natural Resources & Economic Development
Senate Amendments Analysis distributed
HB 2080 84-0 (2015) Author: Anchia, Rafael Relating to the creation and implementation of a greenhouse gas emissions reduction plan. House: International Trade & Intergovernmental Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 2184 84-0 (2015) Author: Miller, Rick Relating to liability of certain electric utilities that allow certain uses of land that the electric utility owns, occupies, or leases. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 2253 84-0 (2015) Author: Turner, Sylvester Relating to a report by the Public Utility Commission of Texas on retail electric service minimum usage fees and usage credits. House: State Affairs No action taken in committee
HB 2254 84-0 (2015) Author: Turner, Sylvester Relating to certain fees, charges, or credits based on a customer's electricity use in areas where competition has been introduced. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 2289 84-0 (2015) Author: Parker, Tan | et. al. Relating to the security of the electric grid. House: State Affairs Reported favorably as substituted
HB 2327 84-0 (2015) Author: Thompson, Senfronia | et. al. Relating to a studies on the rates of electric utilities. House: State Affairs Laid on the table subject to call
HB 2561 84-0 (2015) Author: Keffer, Jim Relating to the allocation of congestion rents in the ERCOT wholesale market. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 2563 84-0 (2015) Author: Vo, Hubert Relating to persons who solicit customers on behalf of a retail electric provider; adding provisions subject to a criminal penalty. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 2647 84-0 (2015) Author: Ashby, Trent | et. al.
Sponsor: Estes, Craig
Relating to a limitation on the authority to curtail groundwater production from wells used for power generation or mining. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources & Economic Development
Vetoed by the Governor
HB 2715 84-0 (2015) Author: Keffer, Jim Relating to the confidentiality of certain information related to the operation of a municipally owned utility. House: Urban Affairs Referred to Urban Affairs
HB 2716 84-0 (2015) Author: Keffer, Jim Relating to the confidentiality of certain information related to the operation of certain municipally owned utilities. House: Urban Affairs Referred to Urban Affairs
HB 3069 84-0 (2015) Author: Rodriguez, Eddie | et. al. Relating to the authority and obligations of the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality and the Public Utility Commission of Texas to comply with and implement a Clean Power Plan. House: Environmental Regulation Left pending in committee
HB 3084 84-0 (2015) Author: Capriglione, Giovanni Relating to the recovery of certain expenses by an electric utility in a ratemaking proceeding; adding provisions subject to a criminal penalty. House: State Affairs No action taken in committee
HB 3288 84-0 (2015) Author: Keffer, Jim Relating to regulation of congestion charges in the electricity market. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 3343 84-0 (2015) Author: Turner, Sylvester Relating to the development of electricity demand response programs. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 3391 84-0 (2015) Author: Dale, Tony Relating to the election of directors of certain electric cooperatives. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 3421 84-0 (2015) Author: Bonnen, Dennis Relating to authority of an electric utility customer to choose not to have an advanced meter; adding provisions subject to a criminal penalty. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 3451 84-0 (2015) Author: Dale, Tony | et. al. Relating to the election of directors of certain electric cooperatives. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 3457 84-0 (2015) Author: Flynn, Dan | et. al. Relating to the methods of recovery of stranded environmental compliance costs by certain non-ERCOT electric utilities. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 3552 84-0 (2015) Author: Parker, Tan | et. al. Relating to enhancing the security of the electric grid, making an appropriation. House: Appropriations - S/C on Budget Transparency & Reform Left pending in subcommittee
HB 3732 84-0 (2015) Author: Cook, Byron Relating to the eligibility of property used for a large-scale electric energy storage facility for ad valorem tax benefits under the Texas Economic Development Act. House: Ways & Means Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 3801 84-0 (2015) Author: Tinderholt, Tony Relating to protection of the electric power transmission and distribution system. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 3916 84-0 (2015) Author: Stickland, Jonathan Relating to water and electric utility services provided to certain federal agencies. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 3958 84-0 (2015) Author: Workman, Paul Relating to limitations on the use of municipal electric system revenues by certain municipalities. House: Urban Affairs Left pending in committee
HCR 73 84-0 (2015) Author: Tinderholt, Tony Urging the United States Congress to provide Department of Homeland Security funds for the protection of the Texas electric grid. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HCR 142 84-0 (2015) Author: Kacal, Kyle
Sponsor: Fraser, Troy
Recalling H.B. No. 1926 from the Senate for further consideration. Filed with the Secretary of State
SB 365 84-0 (2015) Author: Eltife, Kevin Relating to the methods of recovery of stranded environmental compliance costs by certain non-ERCOT electric utilities. Senate: Natural Resources & Economic Development Referred to Natural Resources & Economic Development
SB 635 84-0 (2015) Author: Campbell, Donna Relating to the eligibility of property used in connection with renewable energy electric generation through the use of wind power for a limitation on appraised value of property for ad valorem tax purposes under the Texas Economic Development Act. Senate: Natural Resources & Economic Development Referred to Natural Resources & Economic Development
SB 734 84-0 (2015) Author: Fraser, Troy
Sponsor: Cook, Byron
Relating to the setting of annual interest rates for utility deposits by the Public Utility Commission of Texas. House: State Affairs
Senate: Natural Resources & Economic Development
Effective on 9/1/15
SB 745 84-0 (2015) Author: Estes, Craig Relating to the governance of certain municipal power agencies; providing authority to issue bonds. Senate: Natural Resources & Economic Development Left pending in committee
SB 774 84-0 (2015) Author: Fraser, Troy
Sponsor: Thompson, Senfronia
Relating to studies on the rates of electric utilities. House: State Affairs
Senate: Natural Resources & Economic Development
Effective on 9/1/15
SB 776 84-0 (2015) Author: Fraser, Troy
Sponsor: Kacal, Kyle | et. al.
Relating to the operations of a municipally owned utility or municipal power agency; providing authority to issue bonds. House: State Affairs
Senate: Natural Resources & Economic Development
Effective on 9/1/15
SB 777 84-0 (2015) Author: Fraser, Troy | et. al. Relating to the authority of the Public Utility Commission of Texas to restrict participation in the retail electric market for significant violations. House: State Affairs
Senate: Natural Resources & Economic Development
Referred to State Affairs
SB 841 84-0 (2015) Author: Creighton, Brandon Relating to rates of and certificates of convenience and necessity for certain non-ERCOT electric utilities. Senate: Natural Resources & Economic Development Referred to Natural Resources & Economic Development
SB 913 84-0 (2015) Author: Zaffirini, Judith
Sponsor: Minjarez, Ina
Relating to energy and water management planning and reporting requirements for state agencies and institutions of higher education. House: State Affairs
Senate: Business & Commerce
Placed on General State Calendar
SB 931 84-0 (2015) Author: Fraser, Troy | et. al. Relating to the goal for renewable energy and competitive renewable energy zones. House: State Affairs
Senate: Natural Resources & Economic Development
Referred to State Affairs
SB 932 84-0 (2015) Author: Fraser, Troy
Sponsor: Cook, Byron
Relating to the authority of the Public Utility Commission of Texas to retain assistance for federal proceedings affecting certain electric utilities and consumers. House: State Affairs
Senate: Natural Resources & Economic Development
Effective on 9/1/15
SB 933 84-0 (2015) Author: Fraser, Troy
Sponsor: Cook, Byron | et. al.
Relating to the authority of the Public Utility Commission of Texas to review transmission interconnections that enable imports or exports from the ERCOT power grid. House: State Affairs
Senate: Natural Resources & Economic Development
Effective on 9/1/15
SB 991 84-0 (2015) Author: Rodríguez, José
Sponsor: Larson, Lyle
Relating to a requirement that the General Land Office conduct a study regarding the use of wind or solar power to desalinate brackish groundwater. House: Land & Resource Management
Senate: Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs
Effective immediately
SB 992 84-0 (2015) Author: Rodríguez, José Relating to recovery of costs for pilot programs to measure energy savings that result from water conservation programs. Senate: Natural Resources & Economic Development Referred to Natural Resources & Economic Development
SB 1044 84-0 (2015) Author: Hall, Bob Relating to the authority of a customer to choose not to have an advanced meter and to liability for damages caused by an advanced meter. Senate: Natural Resources & Economic Development Referred to Natural Resources & Economic Development
SB 1122 84-0 (2015) Author: Estes, Craig Relating to a limitation on the authority to curtail groundwater production from wells used for power generation or mining. Senate: Natural Resources & Economic Development Left pending in committee
SB 1271 84-0 (2015) Author: West, Royce Relating to the recovery of certain expenses by an electric utility in a ratemaking proceeding; adding provisions subject to a criminal penalty. Senate: Natural Resources & Economic Development Referred to Natural Resources & Economic Development
SB 1284 84-0 (2015) Author: Watson, Kirk Relating to the development of electricity demand response programs. Senate: Natural Resources & Economic Development Referred to Natural Resources & Economic Development
SB 1398 84-0 (2015) Author: Hall, Bob | et. al.
Sponsor: Parker, Tan | et. al.
Relating to a study by the Electric Reliability Council of Texas on securing critical infrastructure from electromagnetic, geomagnetic, terrorist, and cyber-attack threats. House: Homeland Security & Public Safety
Senate: Natural Resources & Economic Development
Committee report sent to Calendars
SB 1444 84-0 (2015) Author: Taylor, Larry Relating to liability of certain electric utilities that allow certain uses of land that the electric utility owns, occupies, or leases. Senate: Natural Resources & Economic Development Not again placed on intent calendar
SB 1500 84-0 (2015) Author: Lucio, Jr., Eddie Relating to an electric utility surcharge to assist owners of certain historic structures with electric bill payments and to promote energy conservation and efficiency. Senate: Natural Resources & Economic Development Referred to Natural Resources & Economic Development
SB 1761 84-0 (2015) Author: Creighton, Brandon Relating to the authority and obligation of this state to comply with and implement a Clean Power Plan. Senate: Natural Resources & Economic Development Referred to Natural Resources & Economic Development
SB 1826 84-0 (2015) Author: Campbell, Donna Relating to the regulation of the amount of installed electric generation capacity. Senate: Natural Resources & Economic Development Referred to Natural Resources & Economic Development
SB 1827 84-0 (2015) Author: Campbell, Donna Relating to the legislature's goals for renewable electric generating capacity. Senate: Natural Resources & Economic Development Referred to Natural Resources & Economic Development
SB 1840 84-0 (2015) Author: Kolkhorst, Lois Relating to standards for the Public Utility Commission of Texas to grant or deny certain certificates of convenience and necessity. Senate: Natural Resources & Economic Development Referred to Natural Resources & Economic Development
SB 1945 84-0 (2015) Author: Fraser, Troy Relating to electricity service provided by municipally owned utilities. Senate: Natural Resources & Economic Development Not again placed on intent calendar
SB 1954 84-0 (2015) Author: Hinojosa, Juan Relating to the authority and obligations of the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality and the Public Utility Commission of Texas to comply with and implement a Clean Power Plan. Senate: Natural Resources & Economic Development Referred to Natural Resources & Economic Development
SCR 20 84-0 (2015) Author: Hall, Bob Urging the United States Congress to provide Department of Homeland Security funds for the protection of the Texas electric grid. Senate: Natural Resources & Economic Development Referred to Natural Resources & Economic Development
HB 200 83-0 (2013) Author: Murphy, Jim | et. al.
Sponsor: Ellis, Rodney
Relating to liability of certain electric utilities that allow certain uses of land that the electric utility owns, occupies, or leases. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: State Affairs
Effective immediately
HB 258 83-0 (2013) Author: Murphy, Jim Relating to liability of certain public utilities that allow certain uses of land that the public utility owns, occupies, or leases. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Referred to Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
HB 303 83-0 (2013) Author: Rodriguez, Eddie | et. al. Relating to this state's goal for renewable energy. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 425 83-0 (2013) Author: Burkett, Cindy Relating to the notice provided to retail electric customers by retail electric providers of contract expiration. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 549 83-0 (2013) Author: Turner, Sylvester Relating to the system benefit fund fee. House: Appropriations Referred to Appropriations
HB 550 83-0 (2013) Author: Turner, Sylvester | et. al. Relating to financing programs for low-income electric customers and certain other electric customers; lowering the amount of a fee; imposing a fee. House: State Affairs Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 711 83-0 (2013) Author: Murphy, Jim | et. al. Relating to the computation of an electric utility's income taxes. House: State Affairs Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 723 83-0 (2013) Author: Anchia, Rafael Relating to renewable energy capacity, jobs, and trading credits. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 775 83-0 (2013) Author: Guillen, Ryan Relating to using the system benefit fund for the support of certain programs for low-income electric customers. House: Appropriations - S/C on Budget Transparency and Reform Left pending in subcommittee
HB 796 83-0 (2013) Author: Thompson, Senfronia
Sponsor: Garcia, Sylvia
Relating to the licensing of a journeyman lineman. House: Licensing & Administrative Procedures
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective immediately
HB 898 83-0 (2013) Author: Creighton, Brandon | et. al. Relating to standards for power lines. House: State Affairs Laid on the table subject to call
HB 994 83-0 (2013) Author: Bonnen, Dennis
Sponsor: Hegar, Glenn
Relating to the applicability of state law regulating the decommissioning costs of certain newly constructed commercial nuclear-powered electric generating facilities. House: State Affairs
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective immediately
HB 1024 83-0 (2013) Author: Rodriguez, Eddie Relating to the management and operation of certain municipally owned electric utilities. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 1086 83-0 (2013) Author: Rodriguez, Eddie | et. al.
Sponsor: Eltife, Kevin | et. al.
Relating to interruption of electric service by a residential landlord. House: Business & Industry
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective on 9/1/13
HB 1148 83-0 (2013) Author: Harless, Patricia | et. al. Relating to the reimbursement of a municipality's expenses in a ratemaking proceeding for electric or gas utilities. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 1171 83-0 (2013) Author: Simpson, David Relating to civil liability for certain damages caused by advanced meters. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 1293 83-0 (2013) Author: Bell, Cecil Relating to the authority of a county to regulate the connection of electric service in the unincorporated area of the county. House: County Affairs Referred to County Affairs
HB 1570 83-0 (2013) Author: Lewis, Tryon Relating to the determination of the amount of energy available for sale from a clean energy project to a wholesale power purchaser. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 1600 83-0 (2013) Author: Cook, Byron | et. al.
Sponsor: Nichols, Robert
Relating to the continuation and functions of the Public Utility Commission of Texas, to the transfer of certain functions from the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality to the Public Utility Commission of Texas, to the rates for water service, and to the functions of the Office of Public Utility Counsel; authorizing a fee. House: State Affairs
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective on 9/1/13
HB 1687 83-0 (2013) Author: Oliveira, René | et. al. Relating to the composition and powers of a governing body in certain municipalities. House: International Trade & Intergovernmental Affairs Laid on the table subject to call
HB 1735 83-0 (2013) Author: Hilderbran, Harvey Relating to the exclusion of certain taxable entities from a combined group for purposes of the franchise tax. House: Ways & Means Placed on General State Calendar
HB 1772 83-0 (2013) Author: Turner, Chris | et. al.
Sponsor: Davis, Wendy | et. al.
Relating to the disconnection of electric or gas utility service. House: Urban Affairs
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective on 1/1/14
HB 1962 83-0 (2013) Author: Turner, Sylvester Relating to the requirement that electric utilities offer a standard retail service package on a standard form with standard terms to a customer. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 2026 83-0 (2013) Author: Sanford, Scott | et. al. Relating to the legislature's goals for renewable electric generating capacity. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 2049 83-0 (2013) Author: Huberty, Dan | et. al.
Sponsor: Williams, Tommy
Relating to a qualifying cogeneration facility's ability to sell electric energy to multiple purchasers. House: State Affairs
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective on 9/1/13
HB 2194 83-0 (2013) Author: Anchia, Rafael Relating to demand-side electric energy resources in the competitive electric market. House: State Affairs No action taken in committee
HB 2196 83-0 (2013) Author: Anchia, Rafael Relating to compensation for surplus electricity generated by distributed renewable generation. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 2391 83-0 (2013) Author: Menéndez, José | et. al. Relating to electric utility bill payment assistance programs for certain veterans burned in combat. House: State Affairs Placed on General State Calendar
HB 2446 83-0 (2013) Author: Crownover, Myra | et. al.
Sponsor: Estes, Craig
Relating to the definitions of advanced clean energy projects and clean energy projects and to franchise tax credits for certain of those projects. House: Energy Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective immediately
HB 2592 83-0 (2013) Author: Keffer, Jim Relating to the liability of certain special-purpose districts or authorities providing water to a purchaser for the generation of electricity. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Referred to Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
HB 2602 83-0 (2013) Author: Pickett, Joseph Relating to the regulation of certain telecommunications services markets and rates. House: State Affairs No action taken in committee
HB 2692 83-0 (2013) Author: Crownover, Myra Relating to the authority of certain municipalities to establish an economic development program to promote the construction of small-scale electric generating facilities. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 2752 83-0 (2013) Author: Larson, Lyle | et. al. Relating to the development and operation of advanced brackish desalination projects. House: Natural Resources Left pending in committee
HB 2814 83-0 (2013) Author: Sanford, Scott Relating to the use of utility usage information by governmental entities. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 2920 83-0 (2013) Author: Kolkhorst, Lois Relating to the consideration of adequate alternatives to resolve transmission constraints. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 3147 83-0 (2013) Author: Anchia, Rafael Relating to the degree to which power generation facilities consume or adversely impact water in this state. House: State Affairs No action taken in committee
HB 3168 83-0 (2013) Author: King, Susan | et. al. Relating to wind energy facilities and the rights of owners of land on which wind energy facilities are located. House: Energy Resources Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 3189 83-0 (2013) Author: Otto, John Relating to the qualifications of certain electric generation projects for programs designed to encourage the capture and utilization of carbon dioxide for use in enhanced oil recovery. House: Energy Resources Referred to Energy Resources
HB 3214 83-0 (2013) Author: Strama, Mark Relating to the creation of an incentive program for solar and wind-powered distributed electric generation for public school property. House: Energy Resources Left pending in committee
HB 3355 83-0 (2013) Author: Cook, Byron
Sponsor: Carona, John
Relating to cable operators' attachments on distribution poles owned or controlled by electric cooperatives. House: State Affairs
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective on 9/1/13
HB 3450 83-0 (2013) Author: Gooden, Lance Relating to a program to support the installation of certain emmissions-free generation systems that do not use water in the production of electricity and are located on publicly owned land or government buildings and parking structures. House: Environmental Regulation Referred to Environmental Regulation
HB 3583 83-0 (2013) Author: Strama, Mark Relating to renewable energy technology capable of serving peak demand. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 3584 83-0 (2013) Author: Strama, Mark Relating to rates charged and credits granted by certain electric utilities to retail customers with on-site solar generation capacity. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 3590 83-0 (2013) Author: Bonnen, Dennis Relating to the authority of a customer to choose not to have an advanced meter on the customer's property. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 3602 83-0 (2013) Author: Burnam, Lon Relating to the allocation of certain money in the Texas emissions reduction plan fund to fund the energy efficiency grant program. House: Environmental Regulation Referred to Environmental Regulation
HB 3701 83-0 (2013) Author: Lucio III, Eddie Relating to compensation for excess electricity generated by a retail electric customer's on-site generation. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 3702 83-0 (2013) Author: Rodriguez, Eddie Relating to the definition of distributed renewable generation for certain generation systems installed on publicly owned land. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 3759 83-0 (2013) Author: Farrar, Jessica Relating to electric reliability standards adopted by the Public Utility Commission of Texas. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 3760 83-0 (2013) Author: Farrar, Jessica Relating to advanced meter deployment. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 3822 83-0 (2013) Author: Carter, Stefani Relating to a prohibition on the use of an interlocal agreement to purchase energy or energy-related services. House: Government Efficiency & Reform No action taken in committee
SB 79 83-0 (2013) Author: Ellis, Rodney Relating to dedicating money in the system benefit fund to certain purposes. Senate: Finance Referred to s/c on Fiscal Matters by Chair
SB 199 83-0 (2013) Author: Watson, Kirk
Sponsor: Anchia, Rafael
Relating to the annual evaluation of water use by owners or operators of electric generating facilities. House: State Affairs
Senate: Natural Resources
Placed on General State Calendar
SB 206 83-0 (2013) Author: Nichols, Robert Relating to the continuation and functions of the Public Utility Commission of Texas, to the transfer of certain functions from the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality to the Public Utility Commission of Texas, and to the functions of the Office of Public Utility Counsel; authorizing a fee. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SB 241 83-0 (2013) Author: Carona, John Relating to the regulation of advanced meters and the interconnection of ERCOT with another grid; requiring a study on the health effects of advanced meters; authorizing an administrative penalty. Senate: Business & Commerce Not again placed on intent calendar
SB 325 83-0 (2013) Author: Carona, John Relating to the system benefit fund fee. Senate: Finance Referred to s/c on Fiscal Matters by Chair
SB 326 83-0 (2013) Author: Carona, John Relating to financing programs for low-income electric customers and certain other electric customers. Senate: Finance Referred to s/c on Fiscal Matters by Chair
SB 349 83-0 (2013) Author: Nichols, Robert
Sponsor: Creighton, Brandon
Relating to standards for power lines. House: State Affairs
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective immediately
SB 405 83-0 (2013) Author: Hegar, Glenn Relating to the applicability of state law regulating the decommissioning costs of certain newly constructed commercial nuclear-powered electric generating facilities. Senate: Business & Commerce Left pending in committee
SB 410 83-0 (2013) Author: Watson, Kirk Relating to the management and operation of certain municipally owned electric utilities. House: State Affairs
Senate: Business & Commerce
Left pending in committee
SB 488 83-0 (2013) Author: Davis, Wendy Relating to discounted utility rates for public educational institutions; providing an administrative penalty. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SB 599 83-0 (2013) Author: Davis, Wendy Relating to the requirement that electric utilities offer a standard retail service package on a standard form with standard terms to a customer. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SB 602 83-0 (2013) Author: Davis, Wendy Relating to retail electric provider customer choice information. Senate: Business & Commerce Left pending in committee
SB 614 83-0 (2013) Author: Lucio, Jr., Eddie Relating to an electric utility surcharge to assist owners of certain historic structures with electric bill payments and to promote energy conservation and efficiency. Senate: Business & Commerce Not again placed on intent calendar
SB 633 83-0 (2013) Author: Ellis, Rodney | et. al. Relating to liability of certain electric utilities that allow certain uses of land that the electric utility owns, occupies, or leases. Senate: State Affairs Committee report printed and distributed
SB 662 83-0 (2013) Author: Carona, John
Sponsor: Villalba, Jason
Relating to the composition of the drought preparedness council. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective on 9/1/13
SB 735 83-0 (2013) Author: Lucio, Jr., Eddie Relating to using the system benefit fund for the support of certain programs for low-income electric customers. Senate: Finance Referred to s/c on Fiscal Matters by Chair
SB 795 83-0 (2013) Author: Lucio, Jr., Eddie
Sponsor: Oliveira, René | et. al.
Relating to the composition and powers of a governing body in certain municipalities. House: International Trade & Intergovernmental Affairs
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Effective immediately
SB 815 83-0 (2013) Author: Davis, Wendy Relating to the disconnection of electric or gas utility service. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SB 958 83-0 (2013) Author: Fraser, Troy
Sponsor: Keffer, Jim
Relating to the liability of certain special-purpose districts or authorities providing water to a purchaser for the generation of electricity. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: State Affairs
Effective immediately
SB 960 83-0 (2013) Author: Fraser, Troy Relating to the franchise tax of certain nonqualified affiliates. Senate: Finance Left pending in subcommittee
SB 961 83-0 (2013) Author: Fraser, Troy Relating to access by members of certain electric cooperatives to meetings of the boards of directors and certain information of the electric cooperatives. Filed
SB 981 83-0 (2013) Author: Van de Putte, Leticia | et. al.
Sponsor: Menéndez, José
Relating to electric utility bill payment assistance programs for certain veterans burned in combat. House: State Affairs
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective immediately
SB 1139 83-0 (2013) Author: Carona, John Relating to the exclusion of hospital facilities from a rolling blackout. Senate: Business & Commerce Left pending in committee
SB 1219 83-0 (2013) Author: Davis, Wendy Relating to a customer's right to privacy of smart meter collected data. Senate: Business & Commerce Left pending in committee
SB 1239 83-0 (2013) Author: Rodríguez, José | et. al. Relating to distributed renewable generation and compensation for excess electricity generated by distributed renewable generation. Senate: Business & Commerce Not again placed on intent calendar
SB 1257 83-0 (2013) Author: Rodríguez, José Relating to a settlement in a contested case involving an integrated utility operating outside of ERCOT in areas of the Western Electricity Coordinating Council. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SB 1279 83-0 (2013) Author: Watson, Kirk Relating to cost recovery for certain demand-side electric energy resources in the competitive electric market. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SB 1280 83-0 (2013) Author: Watson, Kirk Relating to attaining reserve capacity margins in power regions to meet expected peak demand. Senate: Business & Commerce Not again placed on intent calendar
SB 1284 83-0 (2013) Author: Schwertner, Charles Relating to the development and operation of advanced brackish desalination projects. Senate: Natural Resources Left pending in committee
SB 1337 83-0 (2013) Author: Lucio, Jr., Eddie Relating to the powers of the governing body of a public utility in certain municipalities. Senate: Intergovernmental Relations Referred to Intergovernmental Relations
SB 1351 83-0 (2013) Author: Carona, John Relating to demand-side electric energy resources in the competitive electric market. House: State Affairs
Senate: Business & Commerce
Referred to State Affairs
SB 1364 83-0 (2013) Author: Schwertner, Charles
Sponsor: Murphy, Jim | et. al.
Relating to the computation of an electric utility's income taxes. House: State Affairs
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective on 9/1/13
SB 1453 83-0 (2013) Author: Rodríguez, José Relating to rates charged and credits granted by certain electric utilities to retail customers with on-site solar generation capacity. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SB 1468 83-0 (2013) Author: Estes, Craig Relating to the qualifications of certain electric generation projects for programs designed to encourage the capture and utilization of carbon dioxide for use in enhanced oil recovery. Senate: Natural Resources Left pending in committee
SB 1478 83-0 (2013) Author: Rodríguez, José Relating to the satisfaction of annual renewable energy requirements by certain utilities. Senate: Business & Commerce Not again placed on intent calendar
SB 1577 83-0 (2013) Author: Fraser, Troy Relating to the election of directors of certain electric cooperatives. House: State Affairs
Senate: Business & Commerce
Left pending in committee
SB 1586 83-0 (2013) Author: Rodríguez, José | et. al. Relating to distributed renewable generation of electricity. House: State Affairs
Senate: Business & Commerce
Referred to State Affairs
SB 1655 83-0 (2013) Author: Williams, Tommy | et. al. Relating to authorizing the Public Utility Commission of Texas to direct the comptroller to return the unappropriated balance of the system benefit fund to retail electric customers. House: State Affairs
Senate: Finance
Referred to State Affairs
SJR 55 83-0 (2013) Author: Williams, Tommy | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment appropriating money from the system benefit fund for the purpose of returning system benefit fund fees to retail electric customers. House: Appropriations
Senate: Finance
Referred to Appropriations
HB 58 83-2 (2013) Author: Anchia, Rafael Relating to customer protections related to smart thermostat services marketing and contracts. Filed
HB 30 82-0 (2011) Author: Guillen, Ryan Relating to the disconnection of retail electric service on certain days of the week. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 65 82-0 (2011) Author: Martinez, Armando Relating to the inclusion of the total cost of residential retail electricity in advertisements and contracts. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 211 82-0 (2011) Author: Rodriguez, Eddie Relating to this state's goal for renewable energy. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 225 82-0 (2011) Author: Strama, Mark Relating to distributed generation of electric power. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 340 82-0 (2011) Author: Gallego, Pete Relating to net metering for retail electric service customers and compensation for excess electricity generated by a retail electric customer's on-site generator. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 519 82-0 (2011) Author: Turner, Sylvester | et. al. Relating to financing programs for low-income electric customers and certain other electric customers. House: State Affairs Placed on General State Calendar
HB 538 82-0 (2011) Author: Anderson, Charles "Doc" Relating to the application of certain demand charges by transmission and distribution utilities to certain schools and nonprofit athletic or sports associations. House: State Affairs No action taken in committee
HB 540 82-0 (2011) Author: Turner, Sylvester Relating to the allocation of the value of certain federal allowances for carbon dioxide emissions granted to certain electric or gas utilities. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 774 82-0 (2011) Author: Anchia, Rafael Relating to renewable energy capacity, jobs, and trading credits. House: Energy Resources Left pending in committee
HB 776 82-0 (2011) Author: Anchia, Rafael Relating to the rights of distributed renewable generation owners and certain parties who provide distributed renewable generation to retail electric customers. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 822 82-0 (2011) Author: Farrar, Jessica | et. al. Relating to reducing mercury emissions from electric generating facilities; providing for an administrative penalty. House: Environmental Regulation Referred to Environmental Regulation
HB 971 82-0 (2011) Author: King, Phil | et. al.
Sponsor: Fraser, Troy
Relating to electric transmission facilities. House: State Affairs
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective immediately
HB 1006 82-0 (2011) Author: Turner, Sylvester | et. al. Relating to the requirement that electric utilities offer a standard retail service package on a standard form with standard terms to a customer. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 1064 82-0 (2011) Author: Pitts, Jim | et. al.
Sponsor: Eltife, Kevin | et. al.
Relating to exempting certain customers from certain demand charges by transmission and distribution utilities. House: State Affairs
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective immediately
HB 1165 82-0 (2011) Author: Keffer, Jim | et. al. Relating to the exemption of certain electric cooperatives from certain regulations. House: State Affairs Laid on the table subject to call
HB 1176 82-0 (2011) Author: Brown, Fred Relating to the use of motion sensor technology in certain state buildings, public school facilities, and higher education facilities. House: Energy Resources Referred to Energy Resources
HB 1204 82-0 (2011) Author: Turner, Sylvester Relating to the removal of certain restrictions on the ability to switch retail electric providers. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 1374 82-0 (2011) Author: Bohac, Dwayne Relating to information that must be included on certain electric bills. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 1445 82-0 (2011) Author: Davis, Yvonne Relating to the prices a retail electric provider charges certain residential customers. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 1485 82-0 (2011) Author: Patrick, Diane | et. al. Relating to discounted utility rates for school districts. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 1509 82-0 (2011) Author: Pickett, Joseph | et. al. Relating to notice of the construction or expansion of a wind-powered electric generation facility located near a federally owned or operated radar installation or military installation. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs Companion considered in lieu of in committee
HB 1629 82-0 (2011) Author: Anchia, Rafael Relating to energy efficiency goals and programs, public information regarding energy efficiency programs, and the participation of loads in certain energy markets. House: Energy Resources Laid on the table subject to call
HB 1753 82-0 (2011) Author: Gallego, Pete | et. al.
Sponsor: Uresti, Carlos
Relating to the threshold amount at which public utilities are required to report a transaction. House: State Affairs
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective on 9/1/11
HB 1815 82-0 (2011) Author: Hilderbran, Harvey Relating to competition in the electric utility market of certain municipalities. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 1863 82-0 (2011) Author: Anchia, Rafael Relating to utilities' expenditures for recharging stations for electric vehicles. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 1986 82-0 (2011) Author: Turner, Sylvester Relating to the authority of the Public Utility Commission of Texas to ensure the Electric Reliability Council of Texas has adequate reserve power to prevent blackout conditions. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 1997 82-0 (2011) Author: Shelton, Mark Relating to customer choice for certain state agencies served by a municipally owned electric utility. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 2044 82-0 (2011) Author: Burnam, Lon Relating to the disclosure of electricity generation offers received by ERCOT. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 2083 82-0 (2011) Author: Lozano, J. M. Relating to notice of and issuance of a permit for the construction or expansion of a wind-powered electric generation facility located near a federally owned or operated radar installation or military installation. House: Energy Resources Left pending in committee
HB 2133 82-0 (2011) Author: Solomons, Burt
Sponsor: Fraser, Troy
Relating to the Public Utility Commission of Texas' authority to disgorge revenue obtained as a result of certain violations; providing an administrative penalty. House: State Affairs
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective on 9/1/11
HB 2134 82-0 (2011) Author: Solomons, Burt Relating to the continuation and functions of the Electric Reliability Council of Texas, the Office of Public Utility Counsel, and the Public Utility Commission of Texas; imposing an administrative penalty. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 2222 82-0 (2011) Author: Davis, Yvonne Relating to regulation of electric services. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 2264 82-0 (2011) Author: Ritter, Allan Relating to the authority of the Public Utility Commission of Texas to participate in certain proceedings before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. House: State Affairs Laid on the table subject to call
HB 2287 82-0 (2011) Author: Crownover, Myra Relating to net metering for public schools. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 2288 82-0 (2011) Author: Crownover, Myra Relating to the regulation of distributed renewable generation of electricity. House: State Affairs Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 2356 82-0 (2011) Author: Simpson, David Relating to the exercise of the power of eminent domain by certain private entities. House: Land & Resource Management Left pending in committee
HB 2498 82-0 (2011) Author: Frullo, John | et. al. Relating to requiring certain non-ERCOT utilities to comply with energy efficiency goals. House: State Affairs Laid on the table subject to call
HB 2619 82-0 (2011) Author: Callegari, Bill
Sponsor: Whitmire, John
Relating to emergency preparedness information about water facilities. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective immediately
HB 2677 82-0 (2011) Author: Shelton, Mark Relating to customer choice for school districts served by municipally owned electric utilities and electric cooperatives. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 2710 82-0 (2011) Author: Turner, Sylvester Relating to cable attachments to electric facilities of electric cooperatives. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 2715 82-0 (2011) Author: Turner, Sylvester Relating to the continuation of and powers and duties of the Office of Public Utility Counsel to represent residential and small commercial utility consumers. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 2762 82-0 (2011) Author: Farrar, Jessica Relating to continuity of retail electric service during the pendency of an appeal of an order revoking the license of a retail electric provider. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 2766 82-0 (2011) Author: Strama, Mark Relating to the use of energy storage equipment or facilities. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 2961 82-0 (2011) Author: Darby, Drew | et. al. Relating to the creation of a program for the development of solar energy industry in this state. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 3016 82-0 (2011) Author: Oliveira, Rene Relating to energy aggregation by counties in certain areas. House: Energy Resources Referred to Energy Resources
HB 3126 82-0 (2011) Author: Naishtat, Elliott Relating to priorities for restoration of electric service following an extended power outage. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 3137 82-0 (2011) Author: Crownover, Myra | et. al. Relating to the construction and operation of combined heating and power facilities in certain municipalities. House: State Affairs Laid on the table subject to call
HB 3200 82-0 (2011) Author: Davis, Yvonne Relating to reregulation of retail electric services. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 3205 82-0 (2011) Author: Davis, Yvonne Relating to the authority of a customer to choose not to have an advanced meter installed. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 3213 82-0 (2011) Author: Burnam, Lon | et. al. Relating to certain fees charged by retail electric providers and aggregators. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 3248 82-0 (2011) Author: Elkins, Gary Relating to disclosure of certain offers for the sale of electricity in wholesale transactions. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 3251 82-0 (2011) Author: Chisum, Warren Relating to the provision for notice and comment for pollution control projects. House: Environmental Regulation Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 3259 82-0 (2011) Author: Strama, Mark Relating to the goal of installing additional capacity for generating renewable energy. House: Energy Resources No action taken in committee
HB 3260 82-0 (2011) Author: Strama, Mark Relating to loans for energy improvements. House: Energy Resources Referred to Energy Resources
HB 3262 82-0 (2011) Author: Strama, Mark Relating to the procedure for interconnecting small-scale commercial renewable generation. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 3532 82-0 (2011) Author: Strama, Mark Relating to the creation of an incentive program for solar and wind-powered distributed electric generation for public school property. House: Energy Resources Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 3558 82-0 (2011) Author: Lucio III, Eddie Relating to information used by the Electric Reliability Council of Texas to settle or resettle a market participant's load or certain trade days. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 3595 82-0 (2011) Author: Chisum, Warren | et. al.
Sponsor: Carona, John
Relating to energy efficiency goals and energy efficiency programs. House: Energy Resources
Senate: Business & Commerce
Senate Amendments Analysis distributed
HB 3610 82-0 (2011) Author: Thompson, Senfronia | et. al. Relating to periodic rate adjustments by electric utilities. House: State Affairs Laid on the table subject to call
HB 3669 82-0 (2011) Author: Carter, Stefani Relating to the funding for and user friendliness of the website operated by the Public Utility Commission of Texas to provide information regarding the power to choose retail electric providers. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 3802 82-0 (2011) Author: Davis, Sarah | et. al. Relating to liability of certain public utilities that allow certain uses of land that the public utility owns, occupies, or leases. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 3853 82-0 (2011) Author: Geren, Charlie | et. al. Relating to the authority of a gas or electric corporation to use certain land to construct or operate a transmission line. House: Natural Resources Committee report sent to Calendars
SB 69 82-0 (2011) Author: Zaffirini, Judith | et. al. Relating to reconstituting the system benefit fund as a trust fund and to uses of the fund. Senate: Finance Co-author authorized
SB 94 82-0 (2011) Author: Lucio, Jr., Eddie Relating to the sale of electric energy produced by distributed renewable generation owners. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SB 108 82-0 (2011) Author: Davis, Wendy Relating to a customer's right to choose a retail electric provider in the deregulated electric market. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SB 109 82-0 (2011) Author: Davis, Wendy Relating to benefits and protections for residential electric customers. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SB 312 82-0 (2011) Author: Seliger, Kel | et. al.
Sponsor: Keffer, Jim
Relating to the exemption of certain electric cooperatives from certain regulations. House: State Affairs
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective immediately
SB 319 82-0 (2011) Author: Carona, John Relating to financing programs for low-income electric customers and certain other electric customers. Senate: Finance Referred to Finance
SB 330 82-0 (2011) Author: Watson, Kirk | et. al. Relating to renewable energy capacity, jobs, and trading credits. Senate: Natural Resources Co-author authorized
SB 365 82-0 (2011) Author: Ogden, Steve
Sponsor: Strama, Mark
Relating to distributed generation of electric power. House: State Affairs
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective on 9/1/11
SB 366 82-0 (2011) Author: Ogden, Steve Relating to the repeal of information disclosure exemptions for public power utilities. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SB 453 82-0 (2011) Author: Ellis, Rodney Relating to dedicating money in the system benefit fund to certain purposes. Senate: Finance Referred to Finance
SB 492 82-0 (2011) Author: Fraser, Troy | et. al. Relating to the creation of a distributed solar generation incentive program. Senate: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
SB 497 82-0 (2011) Author: Jackson, Mike | et. al.
Sponsor: Pickett, Joseph
Relating to the construction or expansion of a wind-powered electric generation facility located near a federally owned or operated radar installation or military installation; providing an administrative penalty. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs
Senate: Natural Resources
Placed on General State Calendar
SB 504 82-0 (2011) Author: Davis, Wendy | et. al. Relating to discounted utility rates for school districts. Senate: Business & Commerce Left pending in committee
SB 661 82-0 (2011) Author: Nichols, Robert | et. al.
Sponsor: Solomons, Burt
Relating to the continuation and functions, as applicable, of the Electric Reliability Council of Texas, the Office of Public Utility Counsel, and the Public Utility Commission of Texas and to the transfer of certain functions from the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality to the Public Utility Commission of Texas; imposing administrative penalties. House: State Affairs
Senate: Government Organization
Point of order sustained
SB 689 82-0 (2011) Author: Ellis, Rodney Relating to the disclosure of electricity generation offers received by ERCOT. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SB 781 82-0 (2011) Author: Carona, John
Sponsor: Cook, Byron
Relating to the repeal of certain legislative oversight committees and certain rulemaking authority of the Department of Information Resources. House: State Affairs
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective immediately
SB 854 82-0 (2011) Author: Duncan, Robert Relating to notice provided to affected landowners of applications for transmission line certificates of convenience and necessity by electric utilities. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SB 855 82-0 (2011) Author: Duncan, Robert
Sponsor: Hilderbran, Harvey
Relating to assistance provided by the Office of Public Utility Counsel to interested parties on certain electricity matters involving certificates of convenience and necessity. House: State Affairs
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective immediately
SB 924 82-0 (2011) Author: Carona, John
Sponsor: Keffer, Jim
Relating to the duties of certain utilities regarding energy efficiency reports and emergency notification systems. House: Energy Resources
Senate: Business & Commerce
See remarks for effective date
SB 937 82-0 (2011) Author: Lucio, Jr., Eddie
Sponsor: Naishtat, Elliott
Relating to priorities for restoration of electric service following an extended power outage. House: State Affairs
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective on 9/1/11
SB 940 82-0 (2011) Author: Estes, Craig Relating to competition in the electric utility market of certain municipalities. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SB 948 82-0 (2011) Author: Davis, Wendy Relating to the requirement that electric utilities offer a standard retail service package on a standard form with standard terms to a customer. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SB 950 82-0 (2011) Author: Davis, Wendy Relating to retail electric provider customer choice information. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SB 979 82-0 (2011) Author: Carona, John Relating to energy efficiency market emission reduction credit programs established by emission reduction credit organizations. Senate: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
SB 981 82-0 (2011) Author: Carona, John
Sponsor: Anchia, Rafael | et. al.
Relating to the regulation of distributed renewable generation of electricity. House: State Affairs
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective on 9/1/11
SB 1053 82-0 (2011) Author: Hinojosa, Juan | et. al. Relating to notice of and issuance of a permit for the construction or expansion of a wind-powered electric generation facility located near a federally owned or operated radar installation or military installation. Senate: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
SB 1125 82-0 (2011) Author: Carona, John
Sponsor: Anchia, Rafael
Relating to energy efficiency goals and programs, public information regarding energy efficiency programs, and the participation of loads in certain energy markets. House: Energy Resources
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective on 9/1/11
SB 1133 82-0 (2011) Author: Hegar, Glenn
Sponsor: Harless, Patricia
Relating to a report by the Public Utility Commission of Texas on the ability of electric generators to respond to abnormal weather conditions. House: State Affairs
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective immediately
SB 1153 82-0 (2011) Author: Williams, Tommy
Sponsor: Ritter, Allan
Relating to the authority of the Public Utility Commission of Texas to participate in certain proceedings before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. House: State Affairs
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective immediately
SB 1219 82-0 (2011) Author: Carona, John | et. al.
Sponsor: Carter, Stefani
Relating to the Internet website operated by the Public Utility Commission of Texas to provide information regarding a customer's power to choose retail electric providers. House: State Affairs
Senate: Business & Commerce
Comm. report sent to Local & Consent Calendar
SB 1230 82-0 (2011) Author: Estes, Craig
Sponsor: Crownover, Myra
Relating to the construction and operation of combined heating and power facilities in certain municipalities. House: State Affairs
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective immediately
SB 1393 82-0 (2011) Author: Seliger, Kel
Sponsor: Keffer, Jim
Relating to the use of contracts by local governments to purchase electricity. House: State Affairs
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Effective immediately
SB 1434 82-0 (2011) Author: Carona, John
Sponsor: Geren, Charlie
Relating to certain low-income weatherization programs. House: Energy Resources
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective immediately
SB 1539 82-0 (2011) Author: Watson, Kirk Relating to the goal of installing additional capacity for generating renewable energy. Senate: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
SB 1567 82-0 (2011) Author: Uresti, Carlos Relating to the threshold amount at which public utilities are required to report a transaction. Senate: Business & Commerce Left pending in committee
SB 1613 82-0 (2011) Author: Ogden, Steve
Sponsor: Brown, Fred
Relating to the application of the public meetings and public information laws to public power utilities. House: State Affairs
Senate: Open Government, Select
Effective immediately
SB 1693 82-0 (2011) Author: Carona, John
Sponsor: Thompson, Senfronia
Relating to periodic rate adjustments by electric utilities. House: State Affairs
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective immediately
SB 1743 82-0 (2011) Author: Fraser, Troy Relating to access by members of certain electric cooperatives to meetings of the boards of directors and certain information of the electric cooperatives. House: State Affairs
Senate: Business & Commerce
No action taken in committee
SB 1793 82-0 (2011) Author: Patrick, Dan | et. al. Relating to liability of certain public utilities that allow recreational use of land that the public utility owns, occupies, or leases. Senate: State Affairs Co-author authorized
SB 1910 82-0 (2011) Author: Rodriguez, Jose | et. al.
Sponsor: Margo, Dee | et. al.
Relating to the delay of the transition to competition in the Western Electricity Coordinating Council service area and to net metering and energy efficiency goals and programs for utilities in that area. House: State Affairs
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective immediately
HB 230 81-0 (2009) Author: Pitts, Jim | et. al. Relating to exempting certain schools, nonprofit athletic or sports associations, municipally owned facilities, summer camps, places of worship, and fairgrounds from certain demand charges by transmission and distribution utilities. House: State Affairs
Senate: Business & Commerce
Referred to Business & Commerce
HB 239 81-0 (2009) Author: Rodriguez, Eddie | et. al. Relating to a study of the proportion of this state's electric energy that can be generated using renewable energy technology. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 278 81-0 (2009) Author: Anchia, Rafael | et. al. Relating to energy demand and incentives for distributed renewable generation. House: Energy Resources Left pending in subcommittee
HB 280 81-0 (2009) Author: Anchia, Rafael | et. al. Relating to energy efficiency goals and programs and demand reduction targets; creating an office of energy efficiency deployment in the state energy conservation office. House: Energy Resources Laid on the table subject to call
HB 366 81-0 (2009) Author: Anderson, Charles "Doc" Relating to creating a task force to review electric energy generation policies and to study the state's long-term demand for electric generation capacity. House: State Affairs Placed on General State Calendar
HB 444 81-0 (2009) Author: Edwards, Al Relating to the issuance of estimated customer bills by electric utilities and retail electric providers. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 491 81-0 (2009) Author: Zerwas, John Relating to allowing customers to opt out of provider of last resort default service. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 630 81-0 (2009) Author: Turner, Sylvester Relating to the regulation and governing bodies of independent organizations that govern power regions. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 631 81-0 (2009) Author: Turner, Sylvester Relating to the regulation of retail electric providers. House: State Affairs Considered in Calendars
HB 634 81-0 (2009) Author: Hernandez, Ana | et. al. Relating to establishing a carbon dioxide "cap and trade" program to enable participation in the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative. House: Environmental Regulation Referred to Environmental Regulation
HB 667 81-0 (2009) Author: Callegari, Bill Relating to the procurement methods authorized for public projects by certain local governments. House: County Affairs
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Referred to Intergovernmental Relations
HB 695 81-0 (2009) Author: Anchia, Rafael Relating to the establishment of a loan incentive program to promote energy efficiency in apartment buildings. House: Energy Resources Left pending in subcommittee
HB 783 81-0 (2009) Author: Pickett, Joseph
Sponsor: Shapleigh, Eliot
Relating to the liability of an electric utility that allows recreational use of land that the utility owns, occupies, or leases. House: State Affairs
Senate: State Affairs
Effective immediately
HB 840 81-0 (2009) Author: Martinez, Armando Relating to rates charged by an electric utility or retail electric provider on acquisition by another electric utility or retail electric provider. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 841 81-0 (2009) Author: Martinez, Armando Relating to utility bill payment protection for elderly or disabled persons, or persons with special medical needs. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 870 81-0 (2009) Author: Hughes, Bryan | et. al. Relating to transition to competition in the Southwestern Electric Power Company service area. House: State Affairs Laid on the table subject to call
HB 995 81-0 (2009) Author: Turner, Chris | et. al. Relating to notice of expiration and price change in certain retail electric service contracts. House: State Affairs Considered in Calendars
HB 1002 81-0 (2009) Author: Bolton, Valinda Relating to access by the members of electric cooperatives to meetings of the boards of directors and certain information of the electric cooperatives. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 1053 81-0 (2009) Author: Mallory Caraway, Barbara Relating to a grace period from the statement issue date for payment of services to certain electric utilities and related entities. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 1097 81-0 (2009) Author: Vo, Hubert Relating to contract expiration dates on electric bills. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 1140 81-0 (2009) Author: Truitt, Vicki Relating to a franchise tax credit for the purchase and installation of solar energy devices connected to an electric transmission or distribution system. House: Ways & Means No action taken in committee
HB 1156 81-0 (2009) Author: Farabee, David Relating to providing a discounted rate for electricity provided to school districts. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 1160 81-0 (2009) Author: Geren, Charlie Relating to notice of contract expiration in retail electric service contracts. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 1182 81-0 (2009) Author: Turner, Sylvester | et. al.
Sponsor: Fraser, Troy | et. al.
Relating to the administration and purposes of the system benefit fund and the eligibility of customers for benefits under certain programs financed by the system benefit fund and other programs. House: State Affairs
Senate: Business & Commerce
Co-sponsor authorized
HB 1243 81-0 (2009) Author: Gallego, Pete | et. al.
Sponsor: Fraser, Troy
Relating to net metering for retail electric service customers and compensation for excess electricity generated by a retail electric customer's on-site generator. House: State Affairs
Senate: Business & Commerce
Statement of Leg. Intent Recorded in Journal
HB 1374 81-0 (2009) Author: Anderson, Charles "Doc" | et. al. Relating to the application of certain demand charges by transmission and distribution utilities to certain schools and nonprofit athletic or sports associations. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 1378 81-0 (2009) Author: Thompson, Senfronia | et. al. Relating to methods for the recovery of system restoration costs incurred by electric utilities following hurricanes, tropical storms, ice or snow storms, floods, and other weather-related events and natural disasters. House: State Affairs Laid on the table subject to call
HB 1390 81-0 (2009) Author: Rose, Patrick | et. al. Relating to access by the members of electric cooperatives to meetings of the boards of directors and certain information of the electric cooperatives. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 1463 81-0 (2009) Author: Kolkhorst, Lois | et. al. Relating to the authority of the Public Utility Commission of Texas to order certain electric providers to provide power to other electric providers during a natural disaster or declared emergency. House: State Affairs Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 1464 81-0 (2009) Author: Kolkhorst, Lois | et. al. Relating to the right of certain municipalities to offer electric services within the service area of another certificate holder. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 1519 81-0 (2009) Author: Vo, Hubert Relating to the disconnection of electric services to certain customers. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 1604 81-0 (2009) Author: Turner, Sylvester Relating to this state's goal for energy efficiency, including load management and demand response in the Electric Reliability Council of Texas. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 1620 81-0 (2009) Author: Turner, Sylvester Relating to the procedure by which prices are established in competitive wholesale electric energy and capacity markets. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 1643 81-0 (2009) Author: Farabee, David Relating to net metering for retail electric service customers and compensation for excess electricity generated by certain renewable energy technology generators. House: State Affairs Subcommittee members named
HB 1646 81-0 (2009) Author: Burnam, Lon Relating to electric utility energy efficiency goals and programs and demand reduction targets; creating an office of energy efficiency deployment in the state energy conservation office. House: Energy Resources Left pending in subcommittee
HB 1655 81-0 (2009) Author: Anchia, Rafael Relating to the rights of distributed renewable generation owners and certain parties who provide distributed renewable generation to retail electric customers. House: State Affairs Subcommittee members named
HB 1695 81-0 (2009) Author: Turner, Sylvester Relating to the requirement that electric utilities create and implement a plan for infrastructure improvement and maintenance. House: State Affairs
Senate: Business & Commerce
Referred to Business & Commerce
HB 1697 81-0 (2009) Author: Martinez, Armando Relating to a solar energy technology generation incentive program to be administered by electric utilities. House: Energy Resources Left pending in subcommittee
HB 1698 81-0 (2009) Author: Martinez, Armando Relating to reconstituting the system benefit fund as a trust fund and to uses of the fund. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 1718 81-0 (2009) Author: Thibaut, Kristi Relating to safeguards for certain customers of retail public utilities in the electric power market. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 1767 81-0 (2009) Author: Rodriguez, Eddie Relating to the use of motion sensor technology in certain state buildings, public school facilities, and higher education facilities. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 1797 81-0 (2009) Author: Bohac, Dwayne | et. al. Relating to notice of a price change in retail electric service contracts. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 1798 81-0 (2009) Author: Bohac, Dwayne | et. al. Relating to information that must be included on certain electric bills. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 1799 81-0 (2009) Author: Bohac, Dwayne | et. al.
Sponsor: Eltife, Kevin
Relating to information that must be included on certain electric bills. House: State Affairs
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective on 9/1/09
HB 1822 81-0 (2009) Author: Solomons, Burt | et. al.
Sponsor: Fraser, Troy
Relating to the use of certain terms by certificated telecommunications utilities, retail electric providers, and electric utilities in retail bills, and to notice of expiration or price change for certain retail electric products. House: State Affairs
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective on 9/1/09
HB 1836 81-0 (2009) Author: Davis, Yvonne Relating to the prices a retail electric provider charges certain residential customers. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 1837 81-0 (2009) Author: Davis, Yvonne Relating to regulation of electric services. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 1866 81-0 (2009) Author: Solomons, Burt Relating to distributed renewable generation of electric power. House: State Affairs
Senate: Business & Commerce
Referred to Business & Commerce
HB 1900 81-0 (2009) Author: Turner, Sylvester Relating to the requirement that electric utilities use standardized written contracts in providing services to customers. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 1904 81-0 (2009) Author: Turner, Sylvester Relating to benefits and protections for certain residential electric service customers. House: State Affairs Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 2052 81-0 (2009) Author: Hilderbran, Harvey
Sponsor: Eltife, Kevin
Relating to electric service reliability measures. House: State Affairs
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective immediately
HB 2079 81-0 (2009) Author: Anchia, Rafael Relating to studying the feasibility of mechanisms to decouple certain electric utility revenues from the volume of sales of electricity. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 2216 81-0 (2009) Author: Pierson, Paula Relating to the regulation of the maintenance of telephone and electric utility poles. House: State Affairs No action taken in committee
HB 2282 81-0 (2009) Author: Thompson, Senfronia | et. al. Relating to reregulation of retail electric services. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 2305 81-0 (2009) Author: Turner, Sylvester Relating to security deposits for customers of retail electric providers. House: State Affairs Considered in Calendars
HB 2306 81-0 (2009) Author: Turner, Sylvester Relating to the use of a customer's utility bill payment data. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 2345 81-0 (2009) Author: Thibaut, Kristi Relating to the rate charged for electric service by a provider of last resort. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 2421 81-0 (2009) Author: Solomons, Burt Relating to the independent organization certified to perform certain functions for a power region. House: State Affairs
Senate: Business & Commerce
Referred to Business & Commerce
HB 2485 81-0 (2009) Author: King, Phil Relating to the inclusion of gas and electric transmission and distribution costs in the cost of goods sold for purposes of the franchise tax. House: Ways & Means Left pending in committee
HB 2497 81-0 (2009) Author: Dunnam, Jim Relating to a conditional reduction of nitrogen oxides emissions from certain coal-fired electric generating facilities. House: Environmental Regulation Left pending in committee
HB 2520 81-0 (2009) Author: Swinford, David Relating to the state's goal for electric generating capacity derived from emerging renewable energy resources. House: State Affairs Failed to receive affirmative vote in comm.
HB 2532 81-0 (2009) Author: Bonnen, Dennis Relating to coordinating information regarding the location of infrastructure to which the supply of electric service is critical to the public health and safety or for emergency management purposes. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs
Senate: Transportation & Homeland Security
Referred to Transportation & Homeland Sec.
HB 2638 81-0 (2009) Author: Rose, Patrick | et. al. Relating to the requirement that affected landowners be notified of a proposed change to the route of a new electric transmission line. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 2653 81-0 (2009) Author: Oliveira, Rene | et. al. Relating to authorizing design-build procedures for construction, rehabilitation, alteration, or repair of certain utility projects located in certain areas. House: Border & Intergovernmental Affairs Laid on the table subject to call
HB 2770 81-0 (2009) Author: Anderson, Charles "Doc" Relating to the consideration of the cumulative effects of certain air contaminant emissions in the emissions permitting process for electric generating facilities. House: Environmental Regulation Referred to Environmental Regulation
HB 2771 81-0 (2009) Author: Anderson, Charles "Doc" Relating to the computation of total revenue in relation to facilities that use a carbon gasification technology to generate electricity. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HB 2776 81-0 (2009) Author: Farrar, Jessica Relating to the requirement for commercially reasonable, long-term contracts for renewable energy. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 2780 81-0 (2009) Author: Keffer, Jim Relating to energy aggregation by political subdivisions. House: Energy Resources Left pending in committee
HB 2781 81-0 (2009) Author: Keffer, Jim Relating to the development and implementation of a wholesale market structure for ERCOT. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 2782 81-0 (2009) Author: Keffer, Jim Relating to regulation of electric generation capacity ownership in the electric power market. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 2809 81-0 (2009) Author: Thompson, Senfronia Relating to the licensing of a journeyman lineman. House: Licensing & Administrative Procedures Referred to Licensing & Administrative Procedures
HB 2811 81-0 (2009) Author: Hardcastle, Rick | et. al. Relating to the implementation of and incentives for projects involving the capture, transportation, injection, sequestration, geologic storage, or abatement of carbon dioxide. House: Energy Resources Reported favorably as substituted
HB 2850 81-0 (2009) Author: Farabee, David | et. al. Relating to goals for renewable energy capacity derived from renewable energy sources other than sources using wind energy. House: Energy Resources Left pending in subcommittee
HB 2851 81-0 (2009) Author: Farabee, David Relating to the right of certain entities to intervene in enforcement actions regarding market power abuse. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 2852 81-0 (2009) Author: Farabee, David Relating to a prohibition on retail electric providers including a change of law provision in a contract for retail electric service. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 2879 81-0 (2009) Author: Ortiz, Jr., Solomon Relating to the imposition of the sales and use tax by certain crime control and prevention districts and fire control, prevention, and emergency medical services districts. House: Ways & Means Left pending in committee
HB 2960 81-0 (2009) Author: Coleman, Garnet Relating to alternative electrical generators for certain service stations. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 3045 81-0 (2009) Author: Farias, Joe Relating to the development of a solar energy visualization platform by the State Energy Conservation Office. House: Energy Resources Left pending in committee
HB 3090 81-0 (2009) Author: Burnam, Lon Relating to the formation and certification of a new municipally owned electric utility. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 3115 81-0 (2009) Author: Otto, John Relating to the computation of income tax expense for electric utilities. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 3125 81-0 (2009) Author: Turner, Sylvester Relating to the change in fuel mandates for the percent of megawatts of generating capacity installed. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 3145 81-0 (2009) Author: Gonzalez Toureilles, Yvonne Relating to the goal for renewable energy capacity derived from renewable energy technologies other than sources using wind energy. House: Energy Resources Left pending in committee
HB 3190 81-0 (2009) Author: McCall, Brian Relating to an exemption from the sales tax for nonvehicular fuel cells. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HB 3245 81-0 (2009) Author: Solomons, Burt | et. al. Relating to certain protections for customers in the restructured electric services market. House: State Affairs Point of order sustained
HB 3249 81-0 (2009) Author: Bohac, Dwayne Relating to the display of month-to-month prices on www.powertochoose.org. House: State Affairs Reported favorably as substituted
HB 3251 81-0 (2009) Author: Miklos, Robert Relating to a requirement that electric utilities and natural gas utilities notify the owner and manager of a multiunit residential property on the disconnection of service of a resident. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 3309 81-0 (2009) Author: Gattis, Dan
Sponsor: Ogden, Steve
Relating to certificates of convenience and necessity for the construction of transmission facilities. House: State Affairs
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective immediately
HB 3333 81-0 (2009) Author: Merritt, Tommy Relating to the creation and operation of the Texas-Louisiana border region economic development steering committee; authorizing an assessment. House: Border & Intergovernmental Affairs
Senate: Economic Development
Referred to Economic Development
HB 3345 81-0 (2009) Author: Farabee, David Relating to this state's goal for energy efficiency. House: Energy Resources Subcommittee members named
HB 3357 81-0 (2009) Author: Turner, Sylvester Relating to mergers and acquisitions in the electric industry. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 3375 81-0 (2009) Author: Deshotel, Joe Relating to energy efficiency measures and technologies. House: Energy Resources Left pending in subcommittee
HB 3381 81-0 (2009) Author: Coleman, Garnet Relating to the regulation of the maintenance of telephone and electric utility poles. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 3405 81-0 (2009) Author: Swinford, David | et. al. Relating to the creation of a solar generation incentive program. House: Energy Resources Left pending in committee
HB 3406 81-0 (2009) Author: Swinford, David Relating to certificates of convenience and necessity. House: State Affairs Corrected committee report sent to Calendars
HB 3478 81-0 (2009) Author: Gallego, Pete Relating to this state's goal for renewable energy. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 3533 81-0 (2009) Author: Davis, Yvonne Relating to surcharges for advanced metering of electric utility services. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 3546 81-0 (2009) Author: Elkins, Gary Relating to a study of the provision of retail electric service and the regulation of components of the electric utilities industry. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 3664 81-0 (2009) Author: Geren, Charlie Relating to a requirement of a permit or permit amendment from the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality for the construction or modification of an electric generating facility in the coastal zone of this state that uses wind power. House: State Affairs No action taken in committee
HB 3706 81-0 (2009) Author: Coleman, Garnet | et. al. Relating to the creation of a Tex Sun solar energy system rebate program. House: Energy Resources Left pending in subcommittee
HB 3728 81-0 (2009) Author: Thibaut, Kristi Relating to certain rates charged by retail electric providers. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 3743 81-0 (2009) Author: Turner, Sylvester Relating to regulation of electric generation capacity ownership in the electric power market. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 3787 81-0 (2009) Author: Rodriguez, Eddie Relating to the relocation of utilities on certain highways and county roads. House: Transportation Referred to Transportation
HB 3820 81-0 (2009) Author: Swinford, David | et. al. Relating to the governance and disclosure requirements of electric cooperative corporations and the review of complaints of electric cooperative corporation members by the Office of the Attorney General. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 3842 81-0 (2009) Author: Hilderbran, Harvey Relating to the duties of a municipally owned electric utility when operating outside the municipality. House: State Affairs No action taken in committee
HB 3894 81-0 (2009) Author: Oliveira, Rene Relating to the provider of last resort. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 3897 81-0 (2009) Author: Oliveira, Rene Relating to the tax rate for certain retail electric providers. House: Ways & Means No action taken in committee
HB 3942 81-0 (2009) Author: Truitt, Vicki Relating to a pilot test of an advanced control technology for the reduction of nitrogen oxides emissions. House: Environmental Regulation Left pending in committee
HB 4011 81-0 (2009) Author: Weber, Randy | et. al. Relating to the use of money in the system benefit fund to purchase advanced meters for low-income customers. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 4012 81-0 (2009) Author: Weber, Randy Relating to the procedure for acting on an application for an air contaminant emissions permit, permit amendment, or permit renewal review for an electric generating facility. House: Environmental Regulation Left pending in committee
HB 4059 81-0 (2009) Author: Smith, Todd Relating to the monitoring of electric generation offers in the ERCOT power region. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 4082 81-0 (2009) Author: Farrar, Jessica Relating to reducing mercury emissions from electric generating facilities; providing for an administrative penalty. House: Environmental Regulation Left pending in committee
HB 4098 81-0 (2009) Author: Eiland, Craig Relating to distributed solar generation of electric power. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 4107 81-0 (2009) Author: Chisum, Warren Relating to the exemption of certain electric cooperatives from certain regulations. House: State Affairs Placed on General State Calendar
HB 4233 81-0 (2009) Author: Ritter, Allan Relating to the delay of retail electric competition in the areas of the state covered by the Southeastern Electric Reliability Council and to the recovery of certain transmission costs by electric utilities in those areas. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 4235 81-0 (2009) Author: Maldonado, Diana Relating to the approval of an application for a certificate of convenience and necessity by the Texas Public Utility Commission. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 4239 81-0 (2009) Author: Swinford, David Relating to the creation of a solar and distributed renewable generation incentive program. House: State Affairs No action taken in committee
HB 4248 81-0 (2009) Author: Keffer, Jim Relating to the authority of certain counties to regulate the location of wind energy electric generating facilities. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 4304 81-0 (2009) Author: Hilderbran, Harvey | et. al. Relating to the granting or renewal of certain easements on or leases of certain university land. House: Higher Education Left pending in committee
HB 4309 81-0 (2009) Author: Crownover, Myra | et. al. Relating to the use of grants or loans by an electric utility or transmission and distribution utility deploying advanced metering technology for use with renewable energy. House: Energy Resources Placed on General State Calendar
HB 4330 81-0 (2009) Author: Strama, Mark Relating to a study concerning the feasibility and viability of certain time-differentiated pricing schemes for electric service. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 4384 81-0 (2009) Author: Vaught, Allen Relating to a temporary moratorium on authorizations for certain coal-fired or petroleum coke-fired electric generating facilities. House: Environmental Regulation Referred to Environmental Regulation
HB 4458 81-0 (2009) Author: Strama, Mark Relating to research development and deployment of emerging technology in the area of electricity storage. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 4579 81-0 (2009) Author: Strama, Mark Relating to distributed generation of electric power. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 4610 81-0 (2009) Author: Oliveira, Rene Relating to cost recovery by a transmission and distribution utility of distribution system costs. House: State Affairs No action taken in committee
HB 4636 81-0 (2009) Author: Lucio III, Eddie Relating to energy efficiency audits and improvement loans for customers of electric utilities and transmission and distribution utilities. House: Energy Resources Left pending in subcommittee
HB 4641 81-0 (2009) Author: Lucio III, Eddie Relating to the deployment of advanced electric distribution networks. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 4645 81-0 (2009) Author: Lucio III, Eddie Relating to the recovery of transmission costs imposed on electric cooperatives and certain utilities in ERCOT. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 4747 81-0 (2009) Author: Hochberg, Scott | et. al. Relating to the powers of the Westchase District. House: Ways & Means Laid on the table subject to call
HJR 123 81-0 (2009) Author: Hancock, Kelly Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the issuance of general obligation bonds to provide and guarantee loans to encourage clean energy projects. House: Energy Resources Committee report sent to Calendars
SB 123 81-0 (2009) Author: Ellis, Rodney | et. al. Relating to dedicating money in the system benefit fund to certain purposes. Senate: Finance Co-author authorized
SB 126 81-0 (2009) Author: Ellis, Rodney Relating to a temporary moratorium on authorizations for certain coal-fired electric generating facilities. Senate: Natural Resources Left pending in committee
SB 130 81-0 (2009) Author: Ellis, Rodney Relating to an exemption from the sales tax for certain renewable energy devices. Senate: Finance Referred to Finance
SB 136 81-0 (2009) Author: Ellis, Rodney Relating to the Texas Global Warming Solutions Act; imposing a fee and providing a penalty. Senate: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
SB 211 81-0 (2009) Author: Shapleigh, Eliot Relating to a requirement that an electric utility meet certain energy efficiency goals before receiving a rate increase. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SB 229 81-0 (2009) Author: West, Royce
Sponsor: Callegari, Bill
Relating to the procurement methods authorized for public projects by certain local governments. House: County Affairs
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Effective immediately
SB 265 81-0 (2009) Author: Hinojosa, Juan | et. al. Relating to benefits and protections for certain residential electric customers. Senate: Business & Commerce Postponed
SB 396 81-0 (2009) Author: Gallegos, Jr., Mario Relating to the factors the Public Utility Commission of Texas must consider in determining an electric utility's rate of return. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SB 427 81-0 (2009) Author: Shapiro, Florence | et. al. Relating to energy demand and incentives for distributed renewable generation. Senate: Business & Commerce Co-author authorized
SB 428 81-0 (2009) Author: West, Royce Relating to the requirement that retail electric providers give notice to customers before permanently ceasing to operate. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SB 464 81-0 (2009) Author: Zaffirini, Judith | et. al. Relating to reconstituting the system benefit fund as a trust fund and to uses of the fund. Senate: Finance Co-author authorized
SB 483 81-0 (2009) Author: Seliger, Kel | et. al. Relating to the establishment of incentives by this state for the implementation of certain projects to capture and sequester in geological formations carbon dioxide that would otherwise be emitted into the atmosphere. Senate: Finance Co-author authorized
SB 545 81-0 (2009) Author: Fraser, Troy | et. al.
Sponsor: Strama, Mark | et. al.
Relating to the creation of a distributed and wholesale solar generation incentive program and to encouraging the use of solar energy devices. House: Energy Resources
Senate: Business & Commerce
Placed on Major State Calendar
SB 546 81-0 (2009) Author: Fraser, Troy
Sponsor: Anchia, Rafael
Relating to energy efficiency goals and programs and demand reduction targets; creating an office of energy efficiency deployment in the state energy conservation office. House: Energy Resources
Senate: Business & Commerce
House appoints conferees-reported
SB 547 81-0 (2009) Author: Eltife, Kevin
Sponsor: Hughes, Bryan
Relating to transition to competition in the Southwestern Electric Power Company service area. House: State Affairs
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective on 9/1/09
SB 598 81-0 (2009) Author: Van de Putte, Leticia
Sponsor: Solomons, Burt
Relating to a pilot revolving loan program for retrofitting public school buildings with photovoltaic solar panels and associated energy efficiency improvements. House: Energy Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Placed on General State Calendar
SB 600 81-0 (2009) Author: Van de Putte, Leticia Relating to a solar energy technology generation incentive program to be administered by electric utilities. Senate: Business & Commerce Left pending in committee
SB 601 81-0 (2009) Author: Van de Putte, Leticia Relating to the state goal for energy efficiency. Senate: Business & Commerce Left pending in committee
SB 618 81-0 (2009) Author: Shapleigh, Eliot Relating to the use of net metering by certain electric utilities. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SB 620 81-0 (2009) Author: Shapleigh, Eliot Relating to the state's goal for non-wind renewable electric generating capacity. Senate: Business & Commerce Left pending in committee
SB 631 81-0 (2009) Author: Davis, Wendy | et. al. Relating to the establishment of a loan incentive program to promote energy efficiency in apartment buildings. Senate: Business & Commerce Co-author authorized
SB 681 81-0 (2009) Author: Ogden, Steve Relating to the ability of electric utilities to provide electric service during a major power outage. House: State Affairs
Senate: Business & Commerce
Referred to State Affairs
SB 760 81-0 (2009) Author: Davis, Wendy | et. al. Relating to a pilot test of an advanced control technology for the reduction of nitrogen oxides emissions. Senate: Natural Resources Left pending in committee
SB 769 81-0 (2009) Author: Williams, Tommy | et. al.
Sponsor: Thompson, Senfronia
Relating to methods for the recovery of system restoration costs incurred by electric utilities following hurricanes, tropical storms, ice or snow storms, floods, and other weather-related events and natural disasters. House: State Affairs
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective immediately
SB 792 81-0 (2009) Author: Nelson, Jane | et. al.
Sponsor: Ortiz, Jr., Solomon
Relating to the imposition of the sales and use tax by certain crime control and prevention districts and fire control, prevention, and emergency medical services districts. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Finance
Placed on General State Calendar
SB 921 81-0 (2009) Author: Fraser, Troy
Sponsor: Rose, Patrick | et. al.
Relating to access by the members of electric cooperatives to meetings of the boards of directors and certain information of the electric cooperatives. House: State Affairs
Senate: Business & Commerce
Placed on Major State Calendar
SB 975 81-0 (2009) Author: Ellis, Rodney Relating to a loan program to encourage the use of renewable energy technology and the making of energy efficiency improvements; providing for the issuance of bonds. Senate: Finance Referred to Finance
SB 1047 81-0 (2009) Author: Lucio, Jr., Eddie
Sponsor: Oliveira, Rene
Relating to the procurement methods authorized for public projects by a combined municipally owned electric, water, and wastewater utility situated in an economically distressed area within 30 miles of the Lower Texas Gulf Coast. House: Natural Resources
Senate: International Relations & Trade
Effective immediately
SB 1102 81-0 (2009) Author: Watson, Kirk Relating to certain energy security technologies for critical governmental facilities. Senate: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
SB 1191 81-0 (2009) Author: Ellis, Rodney Relating to this state's goal for reducing statewide peak electric demand through demand response and load management programs. Senate: Business & Commerce Left pending in committee
SB 1226 81-0 (2009) Author: Fraser, Troy Relating to the authority of certain counties to regulate the location of wind energy electric generating facilities. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SB 1227 81-0 (2009) Author: Fraser, Troy Relating to the location of wind energy electric generating facilities. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SB 1419 81-0 (2009) Author: Lucio, Jr., Eddie Relating to this state's goal for renewable energy. Senate: Business & Commerce Left pending in committee
SB 1420 81-0 (2009) Author: Lucio, Jr., Eddie Relating to the sale of electric energy produced by distributed renewable generation owners. Senate: Business & Commerce Left pending in committee
SB 1423 81-0 (2009) Author: Huffman, Joan Relating to goals for renewable energy capacity derived from renewable energy sources other than sources using wind energy. Senate: Business & Commerce Left pending in committee
SB 1468 81-0 (2009) Author: Davis, Wendy Relating to notice of expiration and price change in retail electric service contracts. Senate: Business & Commerce Left pending in committee
SB 1480 81-0 (2009) Author: Davis, Wendy Relating to regulation of electric generation capacity ownership in the electric power market. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SB 1481 81-0 (2009) Author: Davis, Wendy Relating to energy aggregation by political subdivisions. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SB 1482 81-0 (2009) Author: Davis, Wendy Relating to the development and implementation of a wholesale market structure for ERCOT. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SB 1492 81-0 (2009) Author: Williams, Tommy
Sponsor: Ritter, Allan
Relating to the delay of retail electric competition in the areas of the state covered by the Southeastern Electric Reliability Council and to the recovery of certain transmission costs by electric utilities in those areas and to the provision of power during a natural disaster or declared emergency. House: State Affairs
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective immediately
SB 1697 81-0 (2009) Author: Fraser, Troy Relating to the tax rate for certain retail electric providers. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SB 1700 81-0 (2009) Author: Fraser, Troy Relating to the governing body of an independent organization for a power region. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SB 1761 81-0 (2009) Author: Watson, Kirk Relating to retail electric providers protecting customer deposits. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SB 1762 81-0 (2009) Author: Watson, Kirk Relating to a temporary moratorium for disconnection of electric service for certain customers. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SB 1772 81-0 (2009) Author: Fraser, Troy
Sponsor: Solomons, Burt
Relating to the authority of the Public Utility Commission of Texas to address market power abuse, including the right to order restitution for violations. House: State Affairs
Senate: Business & Commerce
Committee report sent to Calendars
SB 1865 81-0 (2009) Author: Ellis, Rodney Relating to the provider of last resort. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SB 1885 81-0 (2009) Author: Ellis, Rodney Relating to strategies to better protect electric transmission and distribution assets against natural disasters. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SB 1913 81-0 (2009) Author: Fraser, Troy
Sponsor: Swinford, David
Relating to certificates of convenience and necessity. House: State Affairs
Senate: Business & Commerce
Placed on Major State Calendar
SB 1972 81-0 (2009) Author: Ellis, Rodney Relating to studying the feasibility of mechanisms to decouple certain electric utility revenues from the volume of sales of electricity. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SB 2039 81-0 (2009) Author: Ellis, Rodney Relating to requiring certain critical facilities to be capable of operating with alternative electrical power; providing a criminal penalty. Senate: Transportation & Homeland Security Referred to Transportation & Homeland Sec.
SB 2111 81-0 (2009) Author: Averitt, Kip
Sponsor: Hardcastle, Rick
Relating to the implementation of and incentives for projects involving the capture, transportation, injection, sequestration, geologic storage, or abatement of carbon dioxide; providing for the issuance of bonds. House: Energy Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Placed on General State Calendar
SB 2128 81-0 (2009) Author: Davis, Wendy Relating to fixed price contracts for residential retail electric service. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SB 2129 81-0 (2009) Author: Davis, Wendy Relating to the certification of retail electric providers. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SB 2130 81-0 (2009) Author: Davis, Wendy Relating to providers of last resort. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SB 2165 81-0 (2009) Author: Ellis, Rodney | et. al. Relating to the disclosure of electricity generation offers received by ERCOT. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SB 2236 81-0 (2009) Author: Seliger, Kel
Sponsor: Swinford, David
Relating to the exemption of certain electric cooperatives from certain regulations. House: State Affairs
Senate: Natural Resources
Placed on Major State Calendar
SB 2349 81-0 (2009) Author: Ogden, Steve Relating to distributed generation of electric power by natural gas powered generation facilities. House: State Affairs
Senate: Business & Commerce
Referred to State Affairs
SB 2496 81-0 (2009) Author: Patrick, Dan
Sponsor: Hochberg, Scott | et. al.
Relating to the powers of the Westchase District. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Economic Development
Effective immediately
SB 2588 81-0 (2009) Author: Davis, Wendy | et. al. Relating to certain protections for customers in the restructured electric services market. Senate: Business & Commerce Co-author authorized
SCR 86 81-0 (2009) Author: Williams, Tommy
Sponsor: Ritter, Allan
Instructing the enrolling clerk of the senate to make corrections in S.B. No. 1492. Signed by the Governor
SJR 39 81-0 (2009) Author: Averitt, Kip | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the issuance of general obligation bonds to provide and guarantee loans to encourage advanced clean energy projects. Senate: Finance Co-author authorized
HB 269 80-0 (2007) Author: Anchia, Rafael | et. al. Relating to energy efficiency incentive programs administered by electric utilities. House: Regulated Industries Referred directly to subcommittee by chair
HB 395 80-0 (2007) Author: Burnam, Lon Relating to the possible development of a plan to reregulate the electric market in this state. House: Regulated Industries Referred to Regulated Industries
HB 467 80-0 (2007) Author: Pickett, Joseph Relating to an energy efficiency products pilot program. House: Regulated Industries Left pending in subcommittee
HB 491 80-0 (2007) Author: Burnam, Lon Relating to regulation of electric generation capacity in the electric power market. House: Regulated Industries Referred to Regulated Industries
HB 514 80-0 (2007) Author: Farabee, David | et. al. Relating to providing a discounted rate for electricity provided to school districts. House: Regulated Industries Left pending in committee
HB 551 80-0 (2007) Author: Turner, Sylvester | et. al. Relating to the system benefit fund and to eligibility for and enrollment for benefits provided under the system benefit fund programs. House: Regulated Industries
Senate: Finance
Referred to Finance
HB 552 80-0 (2007) Author: Turner, Sylvester Relating to electric market safeguards after the expiration of the price to beat. House: Regulated Industries No action taken in committee
HB 553 80-0 (2007) Author: Turner, Sylvester Relating to market power abuse in the wholesale electricity market and pricing safeguards in certain markets; providing administrative and criminal penalties. House: Regulated Industries No action taken in committee
HB 577 80-0 (2007) Author: Turner, Sylvester | et. al. Relating to safeguards for certain customers of retail public utilities in the electric power market. House: Regulated Industries Left pending in committee
HB 624 80-0 (2007) Author: King, Phil | et. al.
Sponsor: Fraser, Troy
Relating to the securitization of the nonbypassable delivery rates of transmission and distribution utilities. House: Regulated Industries
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective immediately
HB 646 80-0 (2007) Author: McCall, Brian Relating to an exemption from the sales tax for nonvehicular fuel cells. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Finance
Referred to Finance
HB 826 80-0 (2007) Author: Anchia, Rafael | et. al. Relating to the use of motion sensor technology in certain state buildings, public school facilities, and higher education facilities. House: Government Reform Left pending in committee
HB 935 80-0 (2007) Author: Harper-Brown, Linda Relating to market power abuse in the wholesale electricity market; providing administrative and civil penalties. House: Regulated Industries Left pending in committee
HB 999 80-0 (2007) Author: Anchia, Rafael | et. al. Relating to the adoption of energy efficiency and conservation standards for the design, construction, and renovation of public school instructional facilities. House: Energy Resources Left pending in committee
HB 1013 80-0 (2007) Author: Chisum, Warren Relating to crediting electricity sold to manufacture recycled products toward this state's goal for renewable energy. House: Regulated Industries No action taken in subcommittee
HB 1102 80-0 (2007) Author: Turner, Sylvester Relating to relocating or adjusting certain utility facilities. House: Transportation Referred to Transportation
HB 1114 80-0 (2007) Author: King, Tracy Relating to the annual privilege fee required to be paid to the commissioner of the General Land Office by the grantee of an easement to use certain public land for certain purposes. House: Land & Resource Management Referred to Land & Resource Management
HB 1189 80-0 (2007) Author: King, Phil Relating to competition and customer choice in the retail electric power market; providing an administrative penalty. House: Regulated Industries Companion considered in lieu of
HB 1190 80-0 (2007) Author: King, Phil | et. al. Relating to regulation of electric generation capacity ownership in the electric power market. House: Regulated Industries Companion considered in lieu of
HB 1192 80-0 (2007) Author: King, Phil Relating to administration of the system benefit fund. House: Regulated Industries Left pending in committee
HB 1202 80-0 (2007) Author: King, Phil Relating to a private cause of action for electric market power abuse. House: Civil Practices Considered in Calendars
HB 1214 80-0 (2007) Author: Christian, Wayne | et. al.
Sponsor: Fraser, Troy | et. al.
Relating to the goal of installing additional capacity for generating renewable energy. House: Regulated Industries
Senate: Business & Commerce
Placed on intent calendar
HB 1217 80-0 (2007) Author: Straus, Joe Relating to allowing a municipal electric utility to enter into hedging contracts for certain commodities. House: Regulated Industries Laid on the table subject to call
HB 1282 80-0 (2007) Author: Strama, Mark | et. al. Relating to the state's goal for electric energy generation capacity. House: Regulated Industries Reported from s/c favorably as substituted
HB 1386 80-0 (2007) Author: King, Phil
Sponsor: Fraser, Troy
Relating to regulation of the decommissioning costs of certain nuclear-powered commercial electric generating units. House: Regulated Industries
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective on 9/1/07
HB 1394 80-0 (2007) Author: Turner, Sylvester | et. al. Relating to the provision of electricity in this state; providing civil penalties. House: Regulated Industries No action taken in committee
HB 1415 80-0 (2007) Author: Leibowitz, David | et. al. Relating to crediting public schools for the value of electricity generated by solar panels on public school building rooftops. House: Government Reform
Senate: Business & Commerce
Referred to Business & Commerce
HB 1474 80-0 (2007) Author: Turner, Sylvester Relating to the exclusion of certain costs from income and resources in determining eligibility for financial assistance. House: Human Services Referred to Human Services
HB 1475 80-0 (2007) Author: Turner, Sylvester Relating to the exclusion of certain costs from income and resources in determining eligibility for nutritional assistance. House: Human Services Referred to Human Services
HB 1487 80-0 (2007) Author: Guillen, Ryan Relating to the system benefit fund and to eligibility for and enrollment for benefits provided under the system benefit fund programs. House: Regulated Industries Referred to Regulated Industries
HB 1749 80-0 (2007) Author: Morrison, Geanie Relating to the authority of political subdivisions to negotiate contracts for electricity. House: Regulated Industries
Senate: Business & Commerce
Referred to Business & Commerce
HB 1886 80-0 (2007) Author: Callegari, Bill
Sponsor: West, Royce
Relating to the procurement methods of certain political subdivisions and certain other entities for the construction, rehabilitation, alteration, or repair of certain projects. House: Government Reform
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Effective on 9/1/07
HB 1900 80-0 (2007) Author: King, Phil Relating to the imposition of certain administrative penalties related to market power regulation violations in the electric power market. House: Regulated Industries No action taken in committee
HB 1901 80-0 (2007) Author: King, Phil Relating to the assessment of generation market-share of power generation companies. House: Regulated Industries Left pending in committee
HB 1902 80-0 (2007) Author: King, Phil Relating to the confidentiality of certain information involving the Public Utility Commission and the wholesale electric market monitor. House: Regulated Industries Left pending in committee
HB 1937 80-0 (2007) Author: Burnam, Lon Relating to the compensation of certain executive officers of certain electric utilities and affiliated retail electric providers. House: Regulated Industries Referred to Regulated Industries
HB 1945 80-0 (2007) Author: King, Phil Relating to the administrative penalty procedures of the Public Utility Commission of Texas. House: Regulated Industries No action taken in committee
HB 1950 80-0 (2007) Author: Anderson, Charles "Doc" Relating to an exemption from the sales tax for byproducts sold by electric generating facilities that use integrated gasification combined cycle technology. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Finance
Referred to Finance
HB 1951 80-0 (2007) Author: Anderson, Charles "Doc" Relating to the computation of total revenue in relation to electric generating facilities that use integrated gasification combined cycle technology. House: Ways & Means Left pending in committee
HB 1952 80-0 (2007) Author: Anderson, Charles "Doc" Relating to the eligibility of new electric generating facilities and new industrial facilities that use gasification technology for economic benefits authorized by the Texas Economic Development Act. House: Economic Development
Senate: Business & Commerce
Referred to Business & Commerce
HB 1958 80-0 (2007) Author: Ortiz, Jr., Solomon | et. al. Relating to allowing a customer to interconnect a renewable energy system to a utility's electric transmission and distribution system. House: Regulated Industries Left pending in subcommittee
HB 2082 80-0 (2007) Author: Turner, Sylvester Relating to fees for canceling or terminating retail electric service. House: Regulated Industries Referred to Regulated Industries
HB 2096 80-0 (2007) Author: Quintanilla, Chente | et. al.
Sponsor: Uresti, Carlos
Relating to utility connections on certain tracts of property in certain counties near an international border. House: Border & International Affairs
Senate: International Relations & Trade
Effective on 9/1/07
HB 2178 80-0 (2007) Author: Deshotel, Joe Relating to the legislature's goal for electric generation capacity using combined heat and power technology. House: Regulated Industries Left pending in subcommittee
HB 2226 80-0 (2007) Author: Coleman, Garnet | et. al. Relating to the creation of a Tex Sun solar energy system rebate program. House: Regulated Industries Left pending in subcommittee
HB 2320 80-0 (2007) Author: Gallego, Pete Relating to a temporary moratorium on authorizations for certain coal-fired electric generating facilities. House: Environmental Regulation Left pending in committee
HB 2355 80-0 (2007) Author: Thompson, Senfronia Relating to reregulation of retail electric services. House: Regulated Industries Referred to Regulated Industries
HB 2362 80-0 (2007) Author: Hernandez, Ana Relating to a greenhouse gas "cap and trade" program. House: Environmental Regulation Referred to Environmental Regulation
HB 2388 80-0 (2007) Author: Anchia, Rafael | et. al. Relating to a limitation on the emission of nitrogen oxides by certain electric generating facilities during certain months and to incentives for the construction of certain facilities. House: Environmental Regulation Left pending in committee
HB 2521 80-0 (2007) Author: Davis, Yvonne Relating to a temporary moratorium on permits for certain coal-fired electric generating facilities and to a contemporaneous study of the projected demand for electric generating capacity in this state and the potential for and consequences of reducing or meeting that demand by various means. House: Environmental Regulation Left pending in committee
HB 2713 80-0 (2007) Author: Bonnen, Dennis | et. al.
Sponsor: Averitt, Kip
Relating to studies, plans, and projects concerning electric generation capacity or electric energy storage, transmission, or distribution. House: Environmental Regulation
Senate: Natural Resources
Vetoed by the Governor
HB 2794 80-0 (2007) Author: Puente, Robert Relating to the requirements for granting a certificate of convenience and necessity that includes the construction of an electric generating facility that uses wind power. House: Regulated Industries No action taken in subcommittee
HB 2809 80-0 (2007) Author: Farabee, David Relating to the construction, purchase, ownership and operation of electrical energy storage by a utility, and providing for a definition. House: Regulated Industries Left pending in subcommittee
HB 2818 80-0 (2007) Author: Ritter, Allan | et. al. Relating to the delay of retail electric competition in the areas of the state covered by the Southeastern Electric Reliability Council and to the recovery of certain transmission costs by electric utilities in those areas. House: Regulated Industries
Senate: Business & Commerce
Referred to Business & Commerce
HB 2847 80-0 (2007) Author: Anderson, Charles "Doc" Relating to the consideration of the cumulative effects of certain air contaminant emissions in the emissions permitting process for electric generating facilities. House: Environmental Regulation Left pending in committee
HB 2848 80-0 (2007) Author: Anderson, Charles "Doc" Relating to creating a task force to review electric energy generation policies and certain permits for operation of electric generation facilities and to study the state's long-term demand for electric generation capacity. House: Regulated Industries Left pending in committee
HB 2937 80-0 (2007) Author: McReynolds, Jim | et. al. Relating to the delay of retail electric competition in certain areas of the state. House: Regulated Industries Left pending in committee
HB 2994 80-0 (2007) Author: Bonnen, Dennis | et. al.
Sponsor: Hegar, Glenn
Relating to certain agreements made with electric power generation facilities under the Property Redevelopment and Tax Abatement Act and to similar agreements and compliance reports under the Texas Economic Development Act. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Business & Commerce
See remarks for effective date
HB 2999 80-0 (2007) Author: Christian, Wayne Relating to the generation of hydroelectric power by the Sabine River Authority in the Toledo Bend Reservoir. House: Regulated Industries Referred to Regulated Industries
HB 3005 80-0 (2007) Author: Christian, Wayne Relating to electric service reliability measures. House: Regulated Industries
Senate: Business & Commerce
Referred to Business & Commerce
HB 3019 80-0 (2007) Author: Chisum, Warren Relating to recovery of certain investments by electric utilities. House: Regulated Industries Left pending in committee
HB 3050 80-0 (2007) Author: Martinez Fischer, Trey Relating to monitoring and testing in connection with mercury emissions from coal-fired electric generating facilities. House: Environmental Regulation Left pending in committee
HB 3109 80-0 (2007) Author: Cook, Byron | et. al. Relating to the authority of the governor to contract in relation to a clean coal project. House: Energy Resources Postponed
HB 3110 80-0 (2007) Author: Cook, Byron | et. al. Relating to indemnification requirements relating to a clean coal project. House: Energy Resources Postponed
HB 3111 80-0 (2007) Author: Cook, Byron | et. al. Relating to a franchise tax credit for purchasing electricity from a clean coal project. House: Energy Resources Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 3112 80-0 (2007) Author: Cook, Byron | et. al. Relating to certain matters regarding a clean coal project, including contracting authority and indemnification requirements, liability, representation of a state agency by the attorney general, and monitoring of sequestered carbon dioxide. House: Energy Resources Laid on the table subject to call
HB 3241 80-0 (2007) Author: Straus, Joe Relating to energy efficiency incentive programs administered by electric utilities. House: Regulated Industries Left pending in subcommittee
HB 3243 80-0 (2007) Author: Straus, Joe Relating to requiring the installation of solar power generation panels in the construction of public schools. House: Regulated Industries Referred to Regulated Industries
HB 3244 80-0 (2007) Author: Straus, Joe Relating to energy efficiency incentive programs administered by electric utilities. House: Regulated Industries Referred to Regulated Industries
HB 3245 80-0 (2007) Author: Straus, Joe Relating to electric energy efficiency goals and programs. House: Regulated Industries Referred to Regulated Industries
HB 3255 80-0 (2007) Author: Pitts, Jim Relating to authority of an electric cooperative to use unclaimed money to assist low-income customers in paying their electric bills. House: Regulated Industries Referred to Regulated Industries
HB 3337 80-0 (2007) Author: Burnam, Lon Relating to the development and use of a comprehensive energy plan and to a corresponding temporary moratorium on authorizations for certain coal-fired electric generating facilities. House: Energy Resources Left pending in committee
HB 3344 80-0 (2007) Author: Vo, Hubert Relating to the authority of the Public Utility Commission of Texas in relation to the regulation of the electric power market. House: Regulated Industries Referred to Regulated Industries
HB 3348 80-0 (2007) Author: Christian, Wayne Relating to the mechanism by which prices are established in the competitive wholesale electric energy and capacity markets in Texas. House: Regulated Industries Referred to Regulated Industries
HB 3349 80-0 (2007) Author: Christian, Wayne Relating to the availability of baseload generation at a price reflective of its cost in this state's competitive wholesale market. House: Regulated Industries Referred to Regulated Industries
HB 3359 80-0 (2007) Author: Smith, Todd Relating to standards for the issuance of a preconstruction permit under the Clean Air Act for certain electric generating facilities. House: Environmental Regulation Left pending in committee
HB 3498 80-0 (2007) Author: Keffer, Jim Relating to energy aggregation by political subdivisions. House: Urban Affairs Placed on General State Calendar
HB 3603 80-0 (2007) Author: Kuempel, Edmund Relating to municipal power agencies. House: Regulated Industries Referred to Regulated Industries
HB 3644 80-0 (2007) Author: Puente, Robert Relating to designation of certain customer bill payment assistance program costs as an expense of operation that is a first lien against revenue securing certain public securities or obligations. House: Regulated Industries Laid on the table subject to call
HB 3655 80-0 (2007) Author: Dunnam, Jim Relating to a moratorium on the issuance of air contaminant emissions permits for certain electric generating facilities that may impair this state's efforts to host the United States Department of Energy FutureGen clean coal technology project. House: Energy Resources Referred to Energy Resources
HB 3656 80-0 (2007) Author: Dunnam, Jim Relating to a conditional reduction of nitrogen oxides emissions from certain coal-fired electric generating facilities. House: Environmental Regulation Left pending in committee
HB 3693 80-0 (2007) Author: Straus, Joe | et. al.
Sponsor: Fraser, Troy
Relating to energy demand, energy load, energy efficiency incentives, energy programs, and energy performance measures. House: Regulated Industries
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective on 9/1/07
HB 3705 80-0 (2007) Author: King, Phil Relating to the consumer protection authority of the Public Utility Commission of Texas in relation to telecommunications and retail electric services. House: Regulated Industries Referred to Regulated Industries
HB 3790 80-0 (2007) Author: Oliveira, Rene | et. al. Relating to the allocation of transmission rights to electricity. House: Regulated Industries Scheduled for public hearing on . . . .
HB 3859 80-0 (2007) Author: Bonnen, Dennis | et. al. Relating to certain applications filed with Texas Commission on Environmental Quality. House: Environmental Regulation Placed on General State Calendar
HB 3895 80-0 (2007) Author: Burnam, Lon Relating to the interconnection of a customer's renewable energy system to a utility's electric transmission and distribution system. House: Regulated Industries Left pending in subcommittee
HB 3896 80-0 (2007) Author: Burnam, Lon Relating to a program to reduce mercury emissions from coal-fired electric generating facilities. House: Environmental Regulation Left pending in committee
HB 3897 80-0 (2007) Author: Burnam, Lon Relating to establishing a goal of reducing carbon dioxide emissions from electric generation in this state to 1990 levels not later than 2020. House: Environmental Regulation Referred to Environmental Regulation
HB 3903 80-0 (2007) Author: Anchia, Rafael | et. al. Relating to the state's goal of installing additional electric generating capacity by renewable energy technologies and distributed renewable energy generation technologies. House: Regulated Industries Left pending in subcommittee
HB 3909 80-0 (2007) Author: Burnam, Lon Relating to requiring a preference for the use of less-polluting electric generating facilities. House: Regulated Industries Referred to Regulated Industries
HB 3939 80-0 (2007) Author: Burnam, Lon Relating to carbon dioxide emissions for electric generating units. House: Environmental Regulation Referred to Environmental Regulation
HCR 292 80-0 (2007) Author: King, Phil Instructing the enrolling clerk of the house to make corrections in H.B. No. 624. Filed
HR 2854 80-0 (2007) Author: King, Phil Suspending limitations on conference committee jurisdiction, S.B. No. 482. Reported enrolled
HR 2894 80-0 (2007) Author: King, Phil Suspending limitations on conference committee jurisdiction, H.B. No. 1386. Statement(s) of vote recorded in Journal
SB 65 80-0 (2007) Author: Zaffirini, Judith | et. al. Relating to reconstituting the system benefit fund as a trust fund and to uses of the fund. Senate: Finance Co-author authorized
SB 169 80-0 (2007) Author: Ellis, Rodney Relating to dedicating money in the system benefit fund to certain purposes. Senate: Finance Referred to Finance
SB 216 80-0 (2007) Author: Fraser, Troy | et. al. Relating to the securitization of the nonbypassable delivery rates of transmission and distribution utilities. Senate: Business & Commerce Co-author authorized
SB 292 80-0 (2007) Author: Williams, Tommy Relating to the financing of the system benefit fund and the purposes for which the fund may be used. Senate: Finance Posting rule suspended
SB 293 80-0 (2007) Author: Williams, Tommy Relating to the consideration of an electric utility's effective use of competitive procurement methods in determining the utility's rate of return. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SB 444 80-0 (2007) Author: Hinojosa, Juan | et. al. Relating to the provision of electricity in this state; providing civil penalties. Senate: Business & Commerce Co-author authorized
SB 482 80-0 (2007) Author: Fraser, Troy | et. al.
Sponsor: King, Phil
Relating to competition and customer choice in the retail electric power market; providing an administrative penalty. House: Regulated Industries
Senate: Business & Commerce
Motion withdrawn
SB 483 80-0 (2007) Author: Fraser, Troy | et. al.
Sponsor: King, Phil
Relating to regulation of electric generation capacity ownership in the electric power market. House: Regulated Industries
Senate: Business & Commerce
House appoints conferees-reported
SB 485 80-0 (2007) Author: Fraser, Troy | et. al. Relating to administration of the system benefit fund. Senate: Business & Commerce Co-author authorized
SB 495 80-0 (2007) Author: Van de Putte, Leticia | et. al.
Sponsor: Straus, Joe
Relating to allowing a municipal electric utility to enter into hedging contracts for certain commodities. House: Regulated Industries
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective immediately
SB 756 80-0 (2007) Author: West, Royce Relating to relocating or adjusting certain utility facilities. Senate: Transportation & Homeland Security Referred to Transportation & Homeland Sec.
SB 787 80-0 (2007) Author: Hegar, Glenn Relating to the authority of political subdivisions to negotiate contracts for electricity. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SB 860 80-0 (2007) Author: Ellis, Rodney Relating to a temporary moratorium on authorizations for certain coal-fired electric generating facilities. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SB 896 80-0 (2007) Author: Fraser, Troy | et. al. Relating to procedures of the Public Utility Commission of Texas with regard to certain transactions. House: Regulated Industries
Senate: Business & Commerce
Meeting cancelled
SB 945 80-0 (2007) Author: Ellis, Rodney Relating to the Texas Global Warming Solutions Act; imposing a fee and providing a penalty. Senate: Natural Resources Left pending in committee
SB 1177 80-0 (2007) Author: Brimer, Kim | et. al.
Sponsor: King, Phil
Relating to a pilot test of an advanced control technology for the reduction of nitrogen oxides emissions. House: Environmental Regulation
Senate: Natural Resources
Committee report sent to Calendars
SB 1235 80-0 (2007) Author: Zaffirini, Judith Relating to the state's goal of installing additional electric generating capacity by renewable energy technologies and distributed renewable energy generation technologies. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SB 1258 80-0 (2007) Author: West, Royce Relating to the development of a plan to reregulate the electric market in this state. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SB 1259 80-0 (2007) Author: West, Royce Relating to safeguards for certain customers of retail public utilities in the electric power market. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SB 1357 80-0 (2007) Author: Ellis, Rodney | et. al. Relating to the creation of a TexSun Solar Energy System Rebate Program. Senate: Finance Co-author authorized
SB 1401 80-0 (2007) Author: Lucio, Jr., Eddie Relating to energy aggregation by political subdivisions. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SB 1430 80-0 (2007) Author: Van de Putte, Leticia
Sponsor: Puente, Robert
Relating to designation of certain customer bill payment assistance program costs as an expense of operation that is a first lien against revenue securing certain public securities or obligations. House: Regulated Industries
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective immediately
SB 1458 80-0 (2007) Author: Seliger, Kel Relating to the authority of the governor to contract in relation to a clean coal project. House: Energy Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Referred to Energy Resources
SB 1459 80-0 (2007) Author: Seliger, Kel Relating to indemnification requirements and other matters relating to a clean coal project. House: Energy Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Referred to Energy Resources
SB 1460 80-0 (2007) Author: Seliger, Kel Relating to a franchise tax credit for purchasing electricity from a clean coal project. Senate: Finance Left pending in committee
SB 1461 80-0 (2007) Author: Seliger, Kel
Sponsor: Cook, Byron | et. al.
Relating to certain matters regarding a clean coal project, including contracting authority and indemnification requirements, liability, representation of a state agency by the attorney general, and monitoring of sequestered carbon dioxide. House: Energy Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective on 9/1/07
SB 1522 80-0 (2007) Author: Wentworth, Jeff Relating to the state's goal for electric energy generation capacity. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SB 1547 80-0 (2007) Author: Fraser, Troy Relating to regulation of the decommissioning costs of certain nuclear-powered commercial electric generation units. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SB 1574 80-0 (2007) Author: Duncan, Robert
Sponsor: Hardcastle, Rick
Relating to the regulation by the Railroad Commission of Texas of the use of the surface of land in connection with certain activities associated with the exploration, development, or production of oil or gas. House: Energy Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Placed on General State Calendar
SB 1586 80-0 (2007) Author: Estes, Craig Relating to the allocation of transmission rights to electricity. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SB 1710 80-0 (2007) Author: Hegar, Glenn Relating to the authority of certain taxing units to enter into an agreement under the Property Redevelopment and Tax Abatement Act or the Texas Economic Development Act with the owner of certain electric power generation facilities. Senate: Business & Commerce Left pending in committee
SB 1770 80-0 (2007) Author: Watson, Kirk Relating to the development of a comprehensive energy plan. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SB 1771 80-0 (2007) Author: Watson, Kirk Relating to the duties of the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality related to the state implementation plan for national ambient air quality standards. Senate: Natural Resources No action taken in committee
SB 1800 80-0 (2007) Author: Watson, Kirk | et. al. Relating to air contaminant emissions permits for coal-fired or lignite-fired electric generating facilities. Senate: Natural Resources No action taken in committee
SB 1810 80-0 (2007) Author: Wentworth, Jeff Relating to the creation, re-creation, and powers of municipal power agencies. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SB 1824 80-0 (2007) Author: Janek, Kyle Relating to electric service reliability measures. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SB 1878 80-0 (2007) Author: Williams, Tommy Relating to the delay of retail electric competition in the areas of the state covered by the Southeastern Electric Reliability Council. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SJR 62 80-0 (2007) Author: Lucio, Jr., Eddie Proposing a constitutional amendment to require that funds collected from retail electric customers for the system benefit fund be dedicated for expenditure to provide for bill payment assistance, customer education, and low-income home energy conservation. Senate: Finance Referred to Finance
SR 1250 80-0 (2007) Author: Fraser, Troy Suspending limitations on conference committee jurisdiction, H.B. No. 1386. Reported enrolled
HB 161 79-0 (2005) Author: McCall, Brian | et. al. Relating to an exemption from the sales tax for nonvehicular fuel cells. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Finance
Referred to Finance
HB 165 79-0 (2005) Author: Guillen, Ryan Relating to the purposes for which the system benefit fund may be used. House: Regulated Industries Referred to Regulated Industries
HB 301 79-0 (2005) Author: McClendon, Ruth Relating to the purposes for which the system benefit fund may be used. House: Regulated Industries Referred to Regulated Industries
HB 554 79-0 (2005) Author: Turner, Sylvester | et. al. Relating to the system benefit fund and to eligibility for and enrollment for benefits under the fund. House: Regulated Industries
Senate: Finance
Referred to Finance
HB 555 79-0 (2005) Author: Turner, Sylvester Relating to safeguards for customers of retail public utilities in the electric power market. House: Regulated Industries Left pending in committee
HB 989 79-0 (2005) Author: Chisum, Warren
Sponsor: Seliger, Kel
Relating to recovery of certain transmission investments of electric utilities. House: Regulated Industries
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective immediately
HB 991 79-0 (2005) Author: Chisum, Warren Relating to authorizing the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality to enter into voluntary emissions reduction agreements with owners of stationary sources or groups of stationary sources. House: Environmental Regulation Referred to Environmental Regulation
HB 1369 79-0 (2005) Author: Flores, Kino Relating to consumer choice for and disconnection from service of certain commercial electric service customers. House: Regulated Industries Left pending in committee
HB 1565 79-0 (2005) Author: Farabee, David Relating to establishing a state goal for electric generation capacity using certain emerging generation technologies. House: Regulated Industries Left pending in subcommittee
HB 1567 79-0 (2005) Author: Ritter, Allan | et. al.
Sponsor: Williams, Tommy
Relating to the transition to competition of certain electric utilities outside of ERCOT. House: Regulated Industries
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective immediately
HB 1671 79-0 (2005) Author: Hunter, Bob | et. al. Relating to the state's goal for renewable energy. House: Regulated Industries Left pending in subcommittee
HB 1698 79-0 (2005) Author: Puente, Robert Relating to the authority of certain municipal electric utilities to invest funds held in a decommissioning trust. House: Regulated Industries Laid on the table subject to call
HB 1777 79-0 (2005) Author: King, Phil Relating to regulation of the electric power market and energy efficiency. House: Regulated Industries
Senate: Business & Commerce
Referred to Business & Commerce
HB 1798 79-0 (2005) Author: Swinford, David | et. al. Relating to the state's goal for electric generation capacity by renewable energy technologies and the rate treatment of utility expenditures for interconnecting generating capacity by certain renewable technologies. House: Regulated Industries Left pending in subcommittee
HB 2022 79-0 (2005) Author: Cook, Robert Relating to the legislature's goal for energy efficiency in this state and related energy efficiency programs. House: Regulated Industries Left pending in subcommittee
HB 2076 79-0 (2005) Author: Kolkhorst, Lois Relating to the use of revenue generated by municipally owned electric utilities. House: Regulated Industries Left pending in committee
HB 2201 79-0 (2005) Author: Hughes, Bryan | et. al.
Sponsor: Estes, Craig
Relating to implementing a clean coal project in this state. House: Regulated Industries
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective immediately
HB 2244 79-0 (2005) Author: Cook, Robert Relating to the payment and recovery of municipal charges and costs by providers of electricity. House: Local Government Ways & Means Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 2245 79-0 (2005) Author: Cook, Robert Relating to energy aggregation by political subdivisions. House: Regulated Industries Left pending in committee
HB 2265 79-0 (2005) Author: Baxter, Todd Relating to meeting the state's goal for electric generation capacity by renewable energy technologies and the rate treatment of utility expenditures for interconnecting generating capacity by certain renewable technologies. House: Regulated Industries Left pending in subcommittee
HB 2290 79-0 (2005) Author: Jones, Delwin | et. al. Relating to proportional representation of the public entities participating in certain municipal power agencies on the boards of directors of those municipal power agencies. House: Regulated Industries Left pending in committee
HB 2577 79-0 (2005) Author: Rodriguez, Eddie Relating to air pollutant emissions from electric generating facilities; providing for an administrative penalty. House: Environmental Regulation Referred to Environmental Regulation
HB 2644 79-0 (2005) Author: Hughes, Bryan | et. al. Relating to delay in the deregulation of certain electric utilities. House: Regulated Industries
Senate: Business & Commerce
Referred to Business & Commerce
HB 2692 79-0 (2005) Author: Gallego, Pete | et. al. Relating to the state's goal for electric generating capacity by renewable energy technologies and distributed renewable energy generation. House: Regulated Industries Left pending in subcommittee
HB 2723 79-0 (2005) Author: Flores, Kino Relating to cost allocations in power regions. House: Regulated Industries Withdrawn from schedule
HB 2724 79-0 (2005) Author: Flores, Kino Relating to regulation of electric generation capacity in the electric power market. House: Regulated Industries Left pending in committee
HB 2729 79-0 (2005) Author: Flores, Kino Relating to metering services in areas of this state open to competition for retail electric services. House: Regulated Industries Referred to Regulated Industries
HB 2730 79-0 (2005) Author: Flores, Kino Relating to energy conservation and efficiency. House: Regulated Industries Referred to Regulated Industries
HB 2774 79-0 (2005) Author: Isett, Carl Relating to the purposes for which the system benefit fund may be used. House: Appropriations Referred to Appropriations
HB 2841 79-0 (2005) Author: Chisum, Warren Relating to the exemption from the sales and use tax for gas and electricity used in manufacturing and processing. House: Ways & Means Left pending in committee
HB 2943 79-0 (2005) Author: Eiland, Craig Relating to including pension and other postemployment benefits in the computation of rates for electric utilities. House: Pensions & Investments Laid on the table subject to call
HB 2993 79-0 (2005) Author: Hamilton, Mike Relating to the generation of hydroelectric power by the Sabine River Authority in the Toledo Bend Reservoir. Filed
HB 3096 79-0 (2005) Author: West, George Relating to the energy efficiency goal of electric utilities. House: Regulated Industries Left pending in committee
HB 3108 79-0 (2005) Author: Burnam, Lon Relating to the imposition of an energy efficiency tax and to the use of the proceeds to fund education; providing penalties. House: Ways & Means Left pending in committee
HB 3180 79-0 (2005) Author: Turner, Sylvester Relating to reduced electric customer fees and continuation of low-income programs established as part of electric utility restructuring. House: Regulated Industries No action taken in committee
HB 3323 79-0 (2005) Author: Oliveira, Rene Relating to the use by electric utilities of credit histories and credit scores in determining rates. House: Regulated Industries Referred to Regulated Industries
HB 3328 79-0 (2005) Author: Martinez Fischer, Trey Relating to oversight and accountability of independent system operators. House: Regulated Industries Referred to Regulated Industries
HB 3337 79-0 (2005) Author: Hughes, Bryan | et. al. Relating to implementing clean coal projects in the state. House: Environmental Regulation Referred to Environmental Regulation
HB 3382 79-0 (2005) Author: Goodman, Toby Relating to an annual adjustment of franchise fees paid to a municipality by certain providers of electricity. House: Regulated Industries Left pending in committee
HCR 238 79-0 (2005) Author: Hughes, Bryan
Sponsor: Estes, Craig
Instructing the enrolling clerk of the house to make corrections in H.B. No. 2201. Signed by the Governor
HR 2268 79-0 (2005) Author: Hughes, Bryan Suspending limitations on conference committee jurisdiction, H.B. No. 2201. Reported enrolled
SB 102 79-0 (2005) Author: Zaffirini, Judith Relating to the purposes for which the system benefit fund may be used. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SB 408 79-0 (2005) Author: Nelson, Jane
Sponsor: King, Phil
Relating to the continuation and functions of the Public Utility Commission of Texas; providing a penalty. House: Regulated Industries
Senate: Government Organization
Effective on 9/1/05
SB 533 79-0 (2005) Author: Fraser, Troy
Sponsor: King, Phil
Relating to this state's goal for renewable energy. House: Regulated Industries
Senate: Business & Commerce
Committee report sent to Calendars
SB 710 79-0 (2005) Author: Carona, John Relating to establishing a state goal for electric generation capacity using certain emerging generation technologies. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SB 711 79-0 (2005) Author: Carona, John
Sponsor: Hartnett, Will
Relating to metering services provided to certain electricity customers. House: Regulated Industries
Senate: Business & Commerce
Committee report sent to Calendars
SB 712 79-0 (2005) Author: Carona, John
Sponsor: Cook, Robert
Relating to the legislature's goal for energy efficiency and related energy efficiency programs. House: Energy Resources
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective on 9/1/05
SB 735 79-0 (2005) Author: Williams, Tommy | et. al. Relating to delay in the deregulation of certain electric utilities outside of ERCOT. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SB 743 79-0 (2005) Author: Fraser, Troy
Sponsor: King, Phil
Relating to independent organizations in ERCOT and their regulation and certification by the Public Utility Commission of Texas; providing an administrative penalty. House: Regulated Industries
Senate: Business & Commerce
House appoints conferees-reported
SB 759 79-0 (2005) Author: Armbrister, Kenneth Relating to energy aggregation by political subdivisions. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SB 761 79-0 (2005) Author: Armbrister, Kenneth Relating to cost allocations in power regions. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SB 763 79-0 (2005) Author: Armbrister, Kenneth Relating to an annual adjustment of franchise fees paid to a municipality by certain providers of electricity. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SB 764 79-0 (2005) Author: Armbrister, Kenneth Relating to regulation of electric generation capacity in the electric power market. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SB 836 79-0 (2005) Author: Duncan, Robert | et. al. Relating to the state's goal for electric generation capacity by renewable energy technologies and the rate treatment of utility expenditures for interconnecting generating capacity by certain renewable technologies. Senate: Business & Commerce Left pending in committee
SB 1075 79-0 (2005) Author: Zaffirini, Judith Relating to the state's goal for electric generating capacity by renewable energy technologies and distributed renewable energy generation. Senate: Business & Commerce Left pending in committee
SB 1172 79-0 (2005) Author: Armbrister, Kenneth Relating to energy conservation and efficiency. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SB 1232 79-0 (2005) Author: Fraser, Troy Relating to certain powers of river authorities engaged in the distribution and sale of electric energy to the public, including the Lower Colorado River Authority. Senate: Natural Resources No action taken in committee
SB 1317 79-0 (2005) Author: Hinojosa, Juan Relating to requiring certain information regarding critical care residential designation to be printed on bills for residential electric service. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SB 1366 79-0 (2005) Author: Estes, Craig Relating to implementing a clean coal project in this state. Senate: Natural Resources Committee report printed and distributed
SB 1447 79-0 (2005) Author: Averitt, Kip
Sponsor: Eiland, Craig
Relating to including pension and other postemployment benefits in the computation of rates for electric utilities. House: Pensions & Investments
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective immediately
SB 1464 79-0 (2005) Author: Van de Putte, Leticia
Sponsor: Puente, Robert
Relating to funds to be used for nuclear decommissioning purposes by electric utilities. House: Regulated Industries
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective on 9/1/05
SB 1494 79-0 (2005) Author: Fraser, Troy
Sponsor: King, Phil
Relating to the unbundling of electric utilities in the transition to competitive retail electric markets. House: Regulated Industries
Senate: Business & Commerce
Postponed
SB 1495 79-0 (2005) Author: Fraser, Troy | et. al.
Sponsor: King, Phil
Relating to the securitization of the nonbypassable delivery rates of transmission and distribution utilities. House: Regulated Industries
Senate: Business & Commerce
Postponed
SB 1506 79-0 (2005) Author: Armbrister, Kenneth Relating to default service for residential customers of an Affiliated Retail Electric Provider. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SB 1523 79-0 (2005) Author: Zaffirini, Judith Relating to air pollutant emissions from electric generating facilities; providing for an administrative penalty. Senate: Natural Resources Left pending in committee
SB 1668 79-0 (2005) Author: Estes, Craig
Sponsor: Baxter, Todd
Relating to affiliates of public utilities and regulation of electric utilities with regard to payments to affiliates and unbundling requirements. House: Regulated Industries
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective immediately
SB 1748 79-0 (2005) Author: Fraser, Troy
Sponsor: King, Phil
Relating to the development and provision of broadband over electric delivery systems and the development of enhanced electric delivery systems. House: Regulated Industries
Senate: Business & Commerce
Placed on Major State Calendar
SR 1094 79-0 (2005) Author: Estes, Craig Suspending limitations on conference committee jurisdiction, H.B. No. 2201. Reported enrolled
SB 20 79-1 (2005) Author: Fraser, Troy
Sponsor: King, Phil | et. al.
Relating to this state's goal for renewable energy. House: Regulated Industries
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective on 9/1/05
SB 21 79-1 (2005) Author: Fraser, Troy
Sponsor: King, Phil | et. al.
Relating to furthering competition in the communications industry. House: Regulated Industries
Senate: Business & Commerce
House passage as amended reported
HB 13 79-2 (2005) Author: King, Phil | et. al. Relating to furthering competition in the communications industry. House: Regulated Industries Laid on the table subject to call
SB 5 79-2 (2005) Author: Fraser, Troy
Sponsor: King, Phil | et. al.
Relating to furthering competition in the communications industry. House: Regulated Industries
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective immediately
HB 27 79-3 (2006) Author: Burnam, Lon Relating to the imposition of an energy efficiency tax and to the use of the proceeds to fund education; providing penalties. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HB 31 79-3 (2006) Author: Turner, Sylvester | et. al. Relating to adjusting the "price to beat" for electric utility services to reflect reduced natural gas fuel prices. House: Regulated Industries Left pending in committee
HB 32 79-3 (2006) Author: Turner, Sylvester | et. al. Relating to the system benefit fund and to eligibility for and enrollment for benefits under the fund. House: Regulated Industries Left pending in committee
HB 144 79-3 (2006) Author: Cook, Robert | et. al. Relating to the renewable energy credits trading program. House: Regulated Industries Left pending in committee
HB 149 79-3 (2006) Author: Chisum, Warren | et. al.
Sponsor: Averitt, Kip
Relating to the ownership and use of carbon dioxide captured by a clean coal project. House: Energy Resources
Senate: Finance
Effective on . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
HB 160 79-3 (2006) Author: Farabee, David Relating to providing a discounted rate for electricity provided to school districts. House: Regulated Industries Referred to Regulated Industries
HB 163 79-3 (2006) Author: King, Phil | et. al.
Sponsor: Williams, Tommy
Relating to the recovery and securitization of hurricane reconstruction costs incurred by certain electric utilities outside of the Electric Reliability Council of Texas area. House: Regulated Industries
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective immediately
SB 12 79-3 (2006) Author: Hinojosa, Juan Relating to adjusting the "price to beat" for electric utility services to reflect reduced natural gas fuel prices. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SB 18 79-3 (2006) Author: Hinojosa, Juan | et. al. Relating to the system benefit fund and to eligibility for and enrollment for benefits under the fund. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SB 41 79-3 (2006) Author: Williams, Tommy Relating to the recovery and securitization of hurricane reconstruction costs incurred by certain electric utilities outside of the Electric Reliability Council of Texas area. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SCR 12 79-3 (2006) Author: Averitt, Kip
Sponsor: Chisum, Warren
Recalling H.B. No. 149 from the House. Signed by the Governor
HB 1369 78-0 (2003) Author: Baxter, Todd | et. al.
Sponsor: Brimer, Kim
Relating to the local registration of retail electric providers. House: Regulated Industries
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective on 9/1/03
HB 1531 78-0 (2003) Author: Cook, Robert
Sponsor: Armbrister, Kenneth
Relating to the powers and duties of gas and electric corporations. House: Regulated Industries
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective immediately
HB 1616 78-0 (2003) Author: Farabee, David | et. al. Relating to state energy conservation office cooperation with federal programs related to research on and development and demonstration of fuel cells. House: Energy Resources
Senate: State Affairs
Referred to State Affairs
HB 1948 78-0 (2003) Author: Baxter, Todd | et. al.
Sponsor: Fraser, Troy
Relating to the membership of the electric utility restructuring legislative oversight committee. House: Regulated Industries
Senate: State Affairs
Effective immediately
HB 1960 78-0 (2003) Author: Chisum, Warren Relating to authorizing the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality to enter into voluntary emissions reduction agreements with owners of stationary sources or groups of stationary sources. House: Environmental Regulation Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 2335 78-0 (2003) Author: Turner, Sylvester Relating to a limitation on an electric utility's installed generation capacity. House: Regulated Industries Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 2336 78-0 (2003) Author: Turner, Sylvester Relating to the duties of an electric utility regarding certain customer requests. House: Regulated Industries Left pending in committee
HB 2337 78-0 (2003) Author: Turner, Sylvester Relating to the purchase of electricity and energy services by political subdivision aggregators. House: Regulated Industries Meeting cancelled
HB 2338 78-0 (2003) Author: Turner, Sylvester Relating to the revocation of a retail electric provider's certificate by the Public Utility Commission of Texas for failure to bill a customer. House: Regulated Industries Left pending in committee
HB 2339 78-0 (2003) Author: Turner, Sylvester Relating to access to the ERCOT independent system operator portal by a political subdivision aggregator. House: Regulated Industries Left pending in committee
HB 2340 78-0 (2003) Author: Turner, Sylvester Relating to metering services provided to certain electricity customers. House: Regulated Industries Left pending in committee
HB 2357 78-0 (2003) Author: Deshotel, Joe Relating to stating the amount of a franchise fee for the provision of electric energy services on a customer's bill. House: Regulated Industries Meeting cancelled
HB 2367 78-0 (2003) Author: Hardcastle, Rick Relating to customers of the state power program. House: Regulated Industries Left pending in committee
HB 2414 78-0 (2003) Author: McCall, Brian Relating to an exemption from the sales tax for nonvehicular fuel cells. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Finance
Referred to Finance
HB 2463 78-0 (2003) Author: Turner, Sylvester Relating to the regulation of certain telecommunications and electric service providers and the enforcement of certain penalties. House: Regulated Industries Left pending in committee
HB 2511 78-0 (2003) Author: Hardcastle, Rick Relating to electric utility service to tenants of marinas. House: Regulated Industries Referred to Regulated Industries
HB 2528 78-0 (2003) Author: Madden, Jerry
Sponsor: Fraser, Troy
Relating to the authority of school districts to purchase electricity through a political subdivision corporation. House: Public Education
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective immediately
HB 2548 78-0 (2003) Author: King, Phil | et. al.
Sponsor: Fraser, Troy
Relating to electric transmission capacity. House: Regulated Industries
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective immediately
HB 2576 78-0 (2003) Author: Baxter, Todd Relating to renewable energy credits for technology that uses municipal solid waste to create energy. House: Regulated Industries Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 2615 78-0 (2003) Author: Turner, Sylvester Relating to the reimbursement of expenses in ratemaking proceedings. House: Regulated Industries Left pending in committee
HB 2666 78-0 (2003) Author: Puente, Robert Relating to demonstration and deployment of fuel cells for electric generation. House: Regulated Industries Left pending in committee
HB 2745 78-0 (2003) Author: Turner, Sylvester Relating to the review and approval by the General Land Office of energy acquisition contracts entered into by certain public retail customers. House: Energy Resources Referred to Energy Resources
HB 2910 78-0 (2003) Author: Gallego, Pete | et. al. Relating to the state's goal for electrical generation capacity by renewable energy technologies. House: Regulated Industries Left pending in committee
HB 2946 78-0 (2003) Author: Goodman, Toby Relating to an annual adjustment of franchise fees paid to a municipality by certain providers of electricity. House: Regulated Industries Left pending in committee
HB 3037 78-0 (2003) Author: Cook, Robert Relating to energy aggregation by political subdivisions. House: Regulated Industries Left pending in committee
HB 3053 78-0 (2003) Author: Hughes, Bryan | et. al. Relating to delay in the deregulation of certain electric utilities. House: Regulated Industries Left pending in committee
HB 3265 78-0 (2003) Author: Hunter, Bob Relating to compensation for certain federal production tax credits lost by certain existing renewable generation projects due to lack of electric transmission capabilities. House: Regulated Industries Left pending in committee
HB 3271 78-0 (2003) Author: Gallego, Pete Relating to development and promotion of renewable energy generation from renewable and distributed electric generation technologies. House: Regulated Industries Left pending in committee
HB 3394 78-0 (2003) Author: Hamilton, Mike Relating to the methodology of computing municipal franchise compensation payments for electric utilities in a region for which customer choice has been delayed. House: Regulated Industries Meeting cancelled
HB 3431 78-0 (2003) Author: Rodriguez, Eddie Relating to promoting economic development by accelerating the commercialization of the fuel cell industry in Texas through a statewide demonstration incentive program, a temporary tax exemption, leveraging federal funds, coordination of research and development, and market analysis. House: Regulated Industries Referred to Regulated Industries
HB 3469 78-0 (2003) Author: Garza, Timoteo Relating to the collection of electric franchise fees by certain municipalities and counties. House: Regulated Industries Referred to Regulated Industries
SB 687 78-0 (2003) Author: West, Royce
Sponsor: Madden, Jerry | et. al.
Relating to the authority of school districts to purchase electricity through a political subdivision corporation. House: Public Education
Senate: Education
Placed on General State Calendar
SB 731 78-0 (2003) Author: Brimer, Kim Relating to the local registration of retail electric providers. Senate: Business & Commerce No action taken in committee
SB 1039 78-0 (2003) Author: Van de Putte, Leticia Relating to fuel cell demonstration and deployment for electric generation. House: Regulated Industries
Senate: Business & Commerce
Failed to receive affirmative vote in comm.
SB 1104 78-0 (2003) Author: Fraser, Troy Relating to the composition of the electric utility restructuring legislative oversight committee. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 1164 78-0 (2003) Author: Barrientos, Gonzalo Relating to customer safeguards concerning billing for electric service by municipally owned utilities. Senate: Intergovernmental Relations Referred to Intergovernmental Relations
SB 1201 78-0 (2003) Author: Lucio, Jr., Eddie Relating to customers of the state power program. Senate: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
SB 1278 78-0 (2003) Author: Armbrister, Kenneth
Sponsor: Morrison, Geanie
Relating to security officers for electric cooperatives. House: Regulated Industries
Senate: Business & Commerce
Placed on General State Calendar
SB 1280 78-0 (2003) Author: Fraser, Troy
Sponsor: King, Phil
Relating to the regulation of certain successors of electric cooperatives. House: Regulated Industries
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective on 9/1/03
SB 1325 78-0 (2003) Author: Carona, John
Sponsor: King, Phil
Relating to renewable energy credit for converting solid waste into electric energy. House: Regulated Industries
Senate: Natural Resources
Point of order sustained
SB 1381 78-0 (2003) Author: Armbrister, Kenneth Relating to the accelerating the commercialization of the fuel cell industry in Texas, through a statewide demonstration incentive program, a temporary tax exemption, leveraging federal funds, coordination of research and development, and market analysis. Senate: Finance Referred to Finance
SB 1383 78-0 (2003) Author: Armbrister, Kenneth Relating to metering services provided to certain electricity customers. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SB 1437 78-0 (2003) Author: Ratliff, Bill Relating to delay in the deregulation of certain electric utilities. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SB 1561 78-0 (2003) Author: Madla, Frank Relating to the promotion and development of renewable energy generation from photovoltaic and other renewable distributed generation technologies. Senate: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
SB 1779 78-0 (2003) Author: Ogden, Steve Relating to the authority of the Public Utility Commission of Texas to resolve certain disputes relating to the rates and terms of transmission service. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SB 1792 78-0 (2003) Author: Barrientos, Gonzalo Relating to the price to beat fuel factor adjustment. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SB 1821 78-0 (2003) Author: Van de Putte, Leticia Relating to the use of credit scoring and credit history by certain telecommunications and electric service providers. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
HB 35 78-3 (2003) Author: King, Phil
Sponsor: Ogden, Steve
Relating to the membership of the electric utility restructuring legislative oversight committee. House: Regulated Industries
Senate: Finance
Effective immediately
HB 35 78-4 (2003) Author: Burnam, Lon | et. al. Relating to funding for public education; imposing taxes and providing penalties. House: Public School Finance, Select Referred to Public School Finance, Select
HB 412 77-0 (2001) Author: Zbranek, Zeb
Sponsor: Bernsen, David
Relating to an extension to file a request to maintain service area certification by a municipally owned utility. House: State Affairs
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective immediately
HB 918 77-0 (2001) Author: Turner, Sylvester | et. al. Relating to ensuring reliable and affordable electricity. House: State Affairs Laid on table subject to call in committee
HB 1047 77-0 (2001) Author: Cook, Robert
Sponsor: Armbrister, Kenneth
Relating to the authority of electric cooperative corporations to receive indemnity from certain persons involved in mining lignite. House: Civil Practices
Senate: Business & Commerce
Vetoed by the Governor
HB 1692 77-0 (2001) Author: Chisum, Warren | et. al.
Sponsor: Bivins, Teel
Relating to customer protections applicable to certain electric utilities. House: State Affairs
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective immediately
HB 1808 77-0 (2001) Author: Geren, Charlie Relating to the authority of the Tarrant Regional Water District, A Water Control and Improvement District, to generate and purchase water power and electric energy and to acquire and dispose of facilities for those purposes. House: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
HB 1902 77-0 (2001) Author: Turner, Sylvester
Sponsor: Sibley, David
Relating to school funding loss attributable to electric utility restructuring and the use of the system benefit fund. House: Appropriations
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective on 9/1/01
HB 2107 77-0 (2001) Author: Turner, Sylvester | et. al.
Sponsor: Sibley, David
Relating to the recovery of stranded costs and the crediting of negative stranded costs. House: State Affairs
Senate: Business & Commerce
Tagged
HB 2151 77-0 (2001) Author: Danburg, Debra Relating to the authority of local governments to aggregate, purchase, and sell energy and natural gas. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 2156 77-0 (2001) Author: Danburg, Debra
Sponsor: Van de Putte, Leticia
Relating to certain utility customer discounts. House: State Affairs
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective on 9/1/01
HB 2505 77-0 (2001) Author: Danburg, Debra Relating to the "price to beat" for residential and small commercial electricity customers. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 2506 77-0 (2001) Author: Danburg, Debra Relating to the authority of local governments to purchase electricity and energy services on behalf of citizens. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 2507 77-0 (2001) Author: Danburg, Debra Relating to the procedures for establishing the provider of last resort in utility service areas. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 2552 77-0 (2001) Author: Uher, D.R. Relating to the electric utility that operates a nuclear safety asset and the payment of the nuclear safety fee. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 2661 77-0 (2001) Author: Turner, Sylvester Relating to consumer protections relating to the provision of electricity. House: State Affairs Laid on table subject to call in committee
HB 2709 77-0 (2001) Author: Hawley, Judy Relating to the use of an electric utility's power of condemnation to construct, operate, or maintain an electric transmission line. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 2969 77-0 (2001) Author: Cook, Robert Relating to the responsibility for and allocation of renewable energy resources by a generation and transmission electric cooperative. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 2983 77-0 (2001) Author: Corte, Frank Relating to adoption of rules for disclosure of proposed new transmission or distribution routes by a utility. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 3245 77-0 (2001) Author: Hilderbran, Harvey | et. al. Relating to the duties of a municipally owned electric utility when operating outside the municipality. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 3357 77-0 (2001) Author: Kuempel, Edmund
Sponsor: Armbrister, Kenneth
Relating to the power of a river authority engaged in the distribution and sale of electric energy to provide credit support for an affiliated nonprofit corporation. House: Financial Institutions
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective on 9/1/01
HB 3483 77-0 (2001) Author: Ramsay, Tom
Sponsor: Sibley, David
Relating to the creation, powers, and duties of the Clean Coal Technology Council. House: Environmental Regulation
Senate: Natural Resources
Vetoed by the Governor
HB 3542 77-0 (2001) Author: Turner, Sylvester Relating to the purposes for which the system benefit fund may be used. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
SB 289 77-0 (2001) Author: Armbrister, Kenneth | et. al.
Sponsor: Morrison, Geanie
Relating to the exemption of small hydroelectric facilities from water quality management and watermaster fees. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective on 9/1/01
SB 590 77-0 (2001) Author: Jackson, Mike Relating to electric utility service to tenants of marinas; providing penalties. House: State Affairs
Senate: Business & Commerce
Referred to State Affairs
SB 996 77-0 (2001) Author: Lindsay, Jon Relating to the authority of local governments to aggregate, purchase, and sell energy and natural gas. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SB 1539 77-0 (2001) Author: Duncan, Robert
Sponsor: Isett, Carl
Relating to the powers of the Lubbock Reese Redevelopment Authority. House: State, Federal & International Relations
Senate: Veteran Affairs & Military Installations
Effective immediately
SB 1616 77-0 (2001) Author: Armbrister, Kenneth Relating to the powers of river authorities engaged in the distribution and sale of electric energy and their relationship with affiliated non-profit corporations. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SB 1618 77-0 (2001) Author: Armbrister, Kenneth Relating to the authority of electric cooperative corporations to receive indemnity from certain persons involved in mining lignite. Senate: Business & Commerce Left pending in committee
SB 1661 77-0 (2001) Author: Sibley, David Relating to access to utility poles of electric and telephone utilities. Senate: Business & Commerce Left pending in committee
HB 349 76-0 (1999) Author: Wolens, Steven Relating to competition in retail electric markets. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 526 76-0 (1999) Author: Chisum, Warren Relating to the restructuring of the electric industry and to the continuation of the Public Utility Commission of Texas and the Office of Public Utility Counsel. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 543 76-0 (1999) Author: Reyna, Elvira | et. al. Relating to the designation of a person to receive notice of utility service connections. House: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
HB 552 76-0 (1999) Author: Danburg, Debra Relating to the protection of telecommunications and electric services customers. House: Business & Industry Referred to Business & Industry
HB 630 76-0 (1999) Author: Gallego, Pete Relating to the purposes and powers of an electric cooperative corporation serving a border county. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 793 76-0 (1999) Author: Bosse, Fred Relating to ensuring that customers receive reliable and affordable electric energy services with adequate consumer protections. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 1062 76-0 (1999) Author: Cook, Robert | et. al. Relating to the provision of electric transmission services by a river authority. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 1730 76-0 (1999) Author: Danburg, Debra Relating to the protection of telecommunications and electric services customers; providing penalties. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 1892 76-0 (1999) Author: Kuempel, Edmund Relating to an exemption from sand and gravel permit requirements. House: State Recreational Resources Left pending in committee
HB 1988 76-0 (1999) Author: Averitt, Kip Relating to powers of certain nonprofit cooperative corporations. House: Business & Industry Referred to Business & Industry
HB 2048 76-0 (1999) Author: Brimer, Kim Relating to the authority of the state to obtain electricity and to sell or convey that electricity. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 2899 76-0 (1999) Author: Counts, David Relating to certificates of convenience and necessity and to the powers of the Public Utility Commission of Texas. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 2958 76-0 (1999) Author: Christian, Wayne Relating to authorizing a municipal power agency to reduce rates for electricity that are an impediment to economic development. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 3121 76-0 (1999) Author: Chisum, Warren Relating to the recovery of costs incurred by electric utilities to comply with environmental standards. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 3188 76-0 (1999) Author: Longoria, John Relating to monitoring and regulation of electric utilities in the provision of energy efficiency products and services. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 3726 76-0 (1999) Author: Bailey, Kevin Relating to customer rights and customer protections to benefit consumers of electric energy. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 3734 76-0 (1999) Author: Longoria, John Relating to affordable electricity and energy efficiency programs for low-income customers. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 3851 76-0 (1999) Author: Christian, Wayne | et. al. Relating to the authority of certain municipalities to impose a sales and use tax to retire the debt of a municipal power agency created by the municipalities. House: Ways & Means Left pending in committee
SB 7 76-0 (1999) Author: Sibley, David | et. al.
Sponsor: Wolens, Steven
Relating to electric utility restructuring and to the powers and duties of the Public Utility Commission of Texas, Office of Public Utility Counsel, and Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission; providing penalties. House: State Affairs
Senate: Electric Utility Restructuring - Special
Effective on 9/1/99
SB 86 76-0 (1999) Author: Nelson, Jane | et. al.
Sponsor: Danburg, Debra
Relating to the protection of telecommunications and electric services customers; providing penalties. House: State Affairs
Senate: Electric Utility Restructuring - Special
Effective in 90 days -- 8/30/99
SB 144 76-0 (1999) Author: Nelson, Jane
Sponsor: Reyna, Elvira
Relating to the designation of a person to receive notice of utility service connections. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective immediately
SB 168 76-0 (1999) Author: Armbrister, Kenneth Relating to the provision of electric transmission services by a river authority. House: State Affairs
Senate: Economic Development
Referred to State Affairs
SB 707 76-0 (1999) Author: Carona, John
Sponsor: Kuempel, Edmund
Relating to an exemption from sand and gravel permit requirements. House: State Recreational Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective on 9/1/99
SB 740 76-0 (1999) Author: Armbrister, Kenneth Relating to liability for damages resulting from contact with a high voltage overhead line. Senate: Economic Development Left pending in subcommittee
SB 1075 76-0 (1999) Author: Carona, John Relating to powers of certain nonprofit cooperative corporations. Senate: Economic Development Referred to Economic Development
SB 1152 76-0 (1999) Author: Bivins, Teel Relating to the authority of the state to obtain electricity and to sell or convey that electricity. House: State Affairs
Senate: Natural Resources
Referred to State Affairs
SB 1243 76-0 (1999) Author: Ellis, Rodney Relating to deferred billing for summer electricity use. Senate: Economic Development Referred to Economic Development
SB 1827 76-0 (1999) Author: Nixon, Drew Relating to authorizing a municipal power agency to reduce rates for electricity that are an impediment to economic development. Senate: Economic Development Referred to Economic Development
SB 1876 76-0 (1999) Author: Nixon, Drew
Sponsor: Christian, Wayne
Relating to the authority of certain municipalities to impose a sales and use tax to retire the debt of a municipal power agency created by the municipalities. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Placed on General State Calendar
HB 446 70-0 (1987) Author: Laney, James Relating to certification requirements for certain cogenerators and small power producers. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 447 70-0 (1987) Author: Laney, James Relating to certificates of convenience and necessity for new electric transmission facilities. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 448 70-0 (1987) Author: Laney, James Relating to certain contracts between electric utilities and cogenerators or small-power producers. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 1063 70-0 (1987) Author: Price, Albert Relating to the discontinuance of utility services to elderly persons. House: State Affairs Referred to subcommittee
HB 1682 70-0 (1987) Author: Hudson, David Relating to charges for electrical service at certain wells. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 1798 70-0 (1987) Author: Smith, Terral Relating to the regulation of certain utilities by the public utility commission. House: State Affairs Pending in subcommittee
HB 1897 70-0 (1987) Author: Gibson, Bruce Relating to the power of an electric cooperative corporation to indemnify and to purchases indemnity insurance. House: Insurance Comm. laid on table subj. to call
HB 1943 70-0 (1987) Author: Leonard, Jr., Bob Relating to the application of strict liability or liability without negligence to the generation, transmission, distribution, sale or use of electric energy. House: State Affairs House passage reported
HB 2000 70-0 (1987) Author: Riley, Randall Relating to the authority of a municipally-owned electric utility to provide electric service in annexed areas. House: State Affairs Referred to subcommittee
HB 2208 70-0 (1987) Author: Valigura, Keith Relating to the purchase of electricity from facilities using solid waste. House: State Affairs Pending in subcommittee
HB 2247 70-0 (1987) Author: Marchant, Kenny Relating to the sales and use taxation of electricity used in the preparation or storage of food. House: Ways & Means No action taken in committee
HB 2329 70-0 (1987) Author: Harris, Chris
Sponsor: Jones, Grant
Relating to the application of sales and use taxes to certain use, consumption, or loss of electricity. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Finance
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HB 2343 70-0 (1987) Author: Riley, Randall Relating to regulation by the Public Utility Commission of Texas of fuel cost collection by electric utilities. House: State Affairs House passage reported
HB 2344 70-0 (1987) Author: Riley, Randall Relating to the authority of a municipally-owned electric utility to provide electric service in annexed areas. House: State Affairs Referred to subcommittee
HB 2374 70-0 (1987) Author: Shaw, Larry Relating to adjustments for public utility revenues in response to demand reduction initiatives. House: State Affairs Pending in subcommittee
HB 2376 70-0 (1987) Author: Shaw, Larry Relating to electric utilities having excess capacity. House: State Affairs Pending in subcommittee
HCR 32 70-0 (1987) Author: Stiles, Mark
Sponsor: Barrientos, Gonzalo
Endorsing the proposed settlement agreement regarding purchase of electricity for state-owned office buildings in Austin. House: State Affairs
Senate: State Affairs
Signed by the Governor
SB 141 70-0 (1987) Author: Farabee, Ray
Sponsor: Laney, James
Relating to certain contracts between electric utilities and cogenerators or small-power producers. House: State Affairs
Senate: State Affairs
Effective immediately
SB 142 70-0 (1987) Author: Farabee, Ray
Sponsor: Laney, James
Relating to the duty of the Public Utility Commission of Texas regarding application for certificates of convenience and necessity for new electric transmission facilities. House: State Affairs
Senate: State Affairs
Effective immediately
SB 143 70-0 (1987) Author: Farabee, Ray Relating to certification requirements for certain cogenerators and small power procedures. Senate: State Affairs Failed to receive affirmative vote
SB 650 70-0 (1987) Author: Parker, Carl Relating to the regulation of certain utilities by the public utility commission. Senate: State Affairs Left as pending business in s/c
SB 744 70-0 (1987) Author: Parmer, Hugh
Sponsor: Danburg, Debra
Relating to cogeneration by state agencies; the creation, composition, powers, funding, and duties of the State Cogeneration Council; the ability of the state agencies to charge for excess cogeneration capacity and energy; and the authority of the Public Utility Commission of Texas to adopt and enforce rules and regulations. House: State Affairs
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/87
SB 786 70-0 (1987) Author: Glasgow, Bob
Sponsor: Gibson, Bruce
Relating to the power of an electric cooperative corporation to indemnify and to purchase indemnity insurance. House: Insurance
Senate: Economic Development
Effective in 90 days-8/31/87
SB 858 70-0 (1987) Author: Harris, O.H. Relating to the application of strict liability or liability without negligence to the generation, transmission, distribution, sale or use of electric energy. Senate: Economic Development Reported favorably with substitute
SB 1067 70-0 (1987) Author: Krier, Cynthia
Sponsor: Richardson, Bob
Relating to service connections by a municipal utility district to individually metered dwelling units. House: Business & Commerce
Senate: State Affairs
Effective in 90 days - 8/31/87
SB 1324 70-0 (1987) Author: Caperton, Kent Relating to electric utilities having excess capacity. Senate: State Affairs Left as pending business in comm.
SB 1440 70-0 (1987) Author: Brooks, Chet Relating to the purchase of electricity from facilities using solid waste. Senate: Health & Human Services Reported favorably with substitute
SB 1494 70-0 (1987) Author: Lyon, Ted Relating to regulation by the Public Utility Commission of Texas of fuel cost collection by electric utilities. Senate: State Affairs Reported favorably w/amendments
SCR 13 70-0 (1987) Author: Henderson, Don Endorsing the proposed settlement agreement between the city of Austin and the state regarding purchase of electricity. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 100 69-0 (1985) Author: Hill, Anita Relating to certificates of public convenience and necessity for electric utilities providing retail electric utility service in certain municipalities in which municipally-owned electric utilities provide retail electric utility service; and providing that under such Section 55(d), the Commission shall not extend any electric utility's certificated area beyond the limits of the area certificated to such electric utility on June 17, 1983. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 1498 69-0 (1985) Author: Hill, Anita Amending Section 55, Public Utility Regulatory Act (Article 1446c, Vernon's Texas Civil Statutes) by adding a new subsection (e); relating to the provision of retail electric utility service in certain areas once or currently served by more than one electric retail public utility holding a certificate of public convenience and necessity. House: State Affairs Reported from s/c fav. w/o amdt(s)
HB 1634 69-0 (1985) Author: Williamson, Richard Relating to agreements between electric utilities with respect to the provision of electric service in areas annexed after January 1, 1986 by municipalities owning electric systems, and establishing procedures for approval of agreements and orders by the Public Utility Commission. House: State Affairs No action taken in subcommittee
HB 1638 69-0 (1985) Author: Clark, Jerry Relating to certain transactions by an electric cooperative. House: State Affairs Rules suspended
HB 1684 69-0 (1985) Author: Oliveira, René Relating to appeals by certain ratepayers from utility rate actions by the governing body of a municipality. House: State Affairs No action taken in committee
HB 1691 69-0 (1985) Author: Berlanga, Hugo Relating to electric rates for certain apartment houses. House: State Affairs Laid on table subj. to call in s/c
HB 1972 69-0 (1985) Author: Guerrero, Lena Relating to inclusion of costs of an electric utility's generating plant for ratemaking purposes. House: State Affairs No action taken in subcommittee
HB 1975 69-0 (1985) Author: Guerrero, Lena
Sponsor: Barrientos, Gonzalo
Relating to appeals by the ratepayers of a municipally owned electric utility outside the municipal limits from utility rate actions by the governing body of a municipality; requiring the Public Utility Commission of Texas to promulgate rules and regulations prescribing the form of rate schedules and other records filed by municipally owned electric utilities in such appeals; and declaring an emergency. House: State Affairs
Senate: State Affairs
Reported favorably w/o amendments
HB 2018 69-0 (1985) Author: Shaw, Larry Relating to electric utility energy efficiency programs and incentives, penalties for new inefficient load, and the authority and duties of the Public Utility Commission of Texas. House: State Affairs Laid on table subj. to call in s/c
HB 2094 69-0 (1985) Author: Thompson, Senfronia Relating to lifeline utility service. House: State Affairs Laid on table subj. to call in s/c
HB 2194 69-0 (1985) Author: Perez, Nicolas Relating to the regulation of public utilities, to restructuring of rates for residential customers of certain public utilities, and to the powers and duties of the Public Utility Commission of Texas; defining an offense as a misdemeanor; amending the Public Utility Regulatory Act, as amended (Article 1446c, Vernon's Texas Civil Statutes), by amending Subsection (d), Section 3 and Sections 38 and 45 and adding Section 38A; and amending Article 1438, Revised Statutes. House: State Affairs Laid on table subj. to call in s/c
HB 2204 69-0 (1985) Author: Agnich, Fred Reaffirming the original purpose of rural electric cooperatives; relating to the ability of rural electric cooperatives to provide electric utility service to areas where central station service is available; delineating the authority of the Public Utility Commission of Texas over the provision of electric utility service by rural electric cooperatives in areas where central station service is available; amending art. 1446c and art. 1528b, V.A.T.S. and declaring an emergency. House: State Affairs No action taken in subcommittee
HB 2215 69-0 (1985) Author: Cain, David Relating to a senior citizen rate for electrical utilities; providing a definition and a penalty. House: State Affairs Laid on table subj. to call in s/c
HB 2271 69-0 (1985) Author: Price, Albert Relating to the prohibition of discontinuance of electric utility service to elderly persons. House: State Affairs Laid on table subj. to call in s/c
HB 2313 69-0 (1985) Author: Shaw, Larry Relating to cogeneration by state agencies; the ability of state agencies to charge for excess cogeneration capacity and energy; the authority of the Public Utility Commission to approve contracts, adopt an enforce rules and regulations, and hold hearings; and declaring an emergency. House: State Affairs Laid on table subj. to call in s/c
HB 2314 69-0 (1985) Author: Shaw, Larry Relating to the authority of the Public Utility Commission to adopt rules concerning an apartment house owner's allocation of central system utilities, and to regulate non-submetered mastermeter utilities; and declaring an emergency. House: State Affairs Laid on table subj. to call in s/c
HCR 176 69-0 (1985) Author: Jackson, Lee
Sponsor: Farabee, Ray
Creating a special interim committee to examine the issues related to cogeneration and small power production with regard to the future electric needs of the citizens of the State of Texas. House: State Affairs
Senate: Administration, Special
Returned from Senate as amended
SB 860 69-0 (1985) Author: Parmer, Hugh
Sponsor: Shaw, Larry
Relating to electric utility energy efficiency programs and incentives, penalties for new inefficient load, and the authority and duties of the Public Utility Commission of Texas. House: State Affairs
Senate: Natural Resources
1st Printing sent to Comm. on Cal.
SB 977 69-0 (1985) Author: Barrientos, Gonzalo Relating to requiring the public utility commission to promulgate rules and regulations prescribing the form of rate schedules and other records filed by municipally owned electric utilities in certain appeals. Senate: State Affairs Reported favorably w/o amendments
SB 997 69-0 (1985) Author: Parmer, Hugh Relating to the prohibition of discontinuance of electric utility service to elderly persons. Senate: State Affairs Postponed in committee
SB 1029 69-0 (1985) Author: Caperton, Kent Relating to a senior citizen rate for electrical utilities; providing a definition and a penalty. Senate: State Affairs No action taken in s/c
SB 1030 69-0 (1985) Author: Caperton, Kent Relating to inclusion of costs of an electric utility's generating plant for ratemaking purposes. Senate: State Affairs Postponed in committee
SB 1032 69-0 (1985) Author: Caperton, Kent Relating to agreements between and orders governing electric utilities with respect to the provision of electric service in areas annexed after January 1, 1986, by municipalities owning electric systems. Senate: State Affairs Postponed in committee
SB 1038 69-0 (1985) Author: Caperton, Kent Relating to the regulation of public utilities, to restructuring of rates for residential customers of certain public utilities, and to the powers and duties of the Public Utility Commission of Texas; defining an offense as a misdemeanor. Senate: State Affairs No action taken in s/c
SB 1195 69-0 (1985) Author: Parmer, Hugh Relating to cogeneration by state agencies; the ability of state agencies to charge for excess cogeneration capacity and energy; the authority of the Public Utility Commission to approve contracts, adopt and enforce rules and regulations, and hold hearings; and declaring an emergency. Senate: State Affairs Reported favorably with substitute
SB 1215 69-0 (1985) Author: Montford, John Relating to electric rates for certain apartment houses. Senate: State Affairs Reported favorably with substitute
SB 1247 69-0 (1985) Author: Leedom, John
Sponsor: Hill, Anita
Relating to provisions applied in recertification of certain areas in a municipality to be served retail electric utility service. House: State Affairs
Senate: State Affairs
Vetoed by the Governor
SCR 125 69-0 (1985) Author: Farabee, Ray Requesting the establishment of a special interim committee to examine the issues related to cogeneration and small power production with regard to the future electric needs of the citizens of the State of Texas. Senate: State Affairs Reported favorably w/o amendments
HCR 1 69-1 (1985) Author: Jackson, Lee
Sponsor: Farabee, Ray
Requesting a special interim committee to examine the issues related to cogeneration and small power production with regard to the future electric needs of the citizens of the State of Texas. Signed by the Governor
HB 66 69-2 (1986) Author: Stiles, Mark
Sponsor: Henderson, Don
Relating to the purchase of electricity for state-owned buildings located in the City of Austin, Travis County, Texas. House: State Affairs
Senate: State Affairs
No action taken in committee
SB 17 69-2 (1986) Author: Farabee, Ray Relating to certain agreements between electric utilities and qualifying congenerators. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 55 69-2 (1986) Author: Henderson, Don Relating to the purchase of electricity for state-owned buildings located in the city of Austin, Travis County, Texas. Senate: State Affairs Tagged in committee
HB 4 69-3 (1986) Author: Stiles, Mark
Sponsor: Henderson, Don
Relating to the purchase of electricity for state-owned buildings located in the city of Austin, Travis County, Texas. House: State Affairs
Senate: State Affairs
Motion withdrawn
HB 66 69-3 (1986) Author: Cain, David Relating to the acquisition and transmission of energy by an electric utility. House: Energy No action taken in committee
SCR 12 69-3 (1986) Author: Barrientos, Gonzalo Creating the Task Force on State Electricity Purchase; and requiring the Task Force to make a report to the 70th Legislature. Senate: State Affairs Received from the Senate
HB 159 68-0 (1983) Author: Schlueter, Stan Relating to taxation of the commercial use of gas and electricity. House: Ways & Means Coauthor authorized
HB 416 68-0 (1983) Author: Thompson, Gary Relating to individual metering or submetering to measure consumption of electricity in certain mobile home parks. House: State Affairs Committee report printed and sent to Committee on Calendars
HB 1188 68-0 (1983) Author: Hackney, Clint Relating to the regulation of public utilities, to restructuring of rates for residential customers of certain public utilities, and to the powers and duties of the Texas Public Utility Commission; requiring certain follow-up reviews. House: State Affairs Placed on daily General State Calendar
HB 1255 68-0 (1983) Author: Haley, Bill
Sponsor: Blake, Roy
Relating to the powers of an electric copperative corporation. House: State Affairs
Senate: State Affairs
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HB 1485 68-0 (1983) Author: Kuempel, Edmund Relating to the authority of a city, town, or village to make an agreement or contract with a conservation and reclamation district for the purchase of hydroelectric power or energy. House: Urban Affairs Committee report printed and sent to Committee on Calendars
HB 1861 68-0 (1983) Author: Clark, Jerry
Sponsor: Caperton, Kent
Relating to the creation, organization, powers, duties and financing of certain municipal power agencies. House: State Affairs
Senate: State Affairs
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HB 1996 68-0 (1983) Author: Horn, Jim Relating to requiring a property tax bill to indicate the effect of income generated by a utility owned by the taxing unit on the tax imposed. House: Ways & Means Postponed
HB 2050 68-0 (1983) Author: Uher, D.R. Relating to the treatment of electric cooperative corporations as governmental bodies for certain purposes. House: State Affairs Referred to Committee on State Affairs
HB 2099 68-0 (1983) Author: Clark, Jerry Relating to the application of the franchise tax to certain foreign political subdivisions selling electricity and to a reciprocal exemption of those subdivisions. House: Ways & Means Posting rule suspended
HB 2128 68-0 (1983) Author: Pierce, George
Sponsor: Vale, Bob
Relating to payments by certain municipally owned utilities. House: Urban Affairs
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
No action taken
HB 2178 68-0 (1983) Author: Martinez, Roman Relating to the requirement of the use of peak load pricing by electric utilities. House: State Affairs See remarks
HB 2197 68-0 (1983) Author: Barton, Bob Relating to election of directors of certain electric cooperative corporations. House: State Affairs Committee report printed and sent to Committee on Calendars
HB 2198 68-0 (1983) Author: Barton, Bob Relating to election of directors of certain electric cooperative corporations. House: State Affairs Committee laid on table subject to call
HB 2232 68-0 (1983) Author: Hill, Anita
Sponsor: Harris, O.H.
Relating to certificates of public necessity and convenience for utilities providing service in certain municipalities in which municipally-owned utilities provide utility service. House: State Affairs
Senate: State Affairs
Effective immediately
HB 2405 68-0 (1983) Author: Presnal, Bill Relating to separate municipal and rural electric systems owned by cities. House: Urban Affairs
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Referred to Committee on Intergovernmental Relations
HB 2446 68-0 (1983) Author: Bush, Bob Relating to electric utility energy efficiency programs and incentives. House: State Affairs No action taken
HCR 148 68-0 (1983) Author: Martinez, Roman Directing the Public Utility Commission to reaffirm the application of rate criteria that consider both capital-cost and fuel-cost savings to the corresponding electric utility in adopting rules governing cogeneration. House: State Affairs See remarks
HJR 82 68-0 (1983) Author: Lee, El Franco Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing relief for certain consumers of residential gas and electricity from a portion of the 1/16th of 1% assessment imposed on gross receipts of retail public utilities. House: State Affairs Referred to subcommittee
HR 467 68-0 (1983) Author: Hackney, Clint Directing a joint subcommittee of the committees on energy and state affairs to study electric utility rates and inverted block pricing structure. House: Energy
SB 32 68-0 (1983) Author: Glasgow, Bob Relating to the taxation of commercial use of gas and electricity. Senate: Finance Referred to Committee on Finance
SB 639 68-0 (1983) Author: Blake, Roy Relating to the powers of an electric cooperative corporation. Senate: State Affairs Referred to Committee on State Affairs
SB 800 68-0 (1983) Author: Traeger, John
Sponsor: Kuempel, Edmund
Relating to the authority of a city, town, or village to make an agreement or contract with a conservation and reclamation district for the purchase of hydroelectric power or energy; providing for validation of certain agreements or contracts. House: Urban Affairs
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Effective immediately
SB 896 68-0 (1983) Author: Caperton, Kent Relating to the installation of certain electrical conduit in high-density structures. Senate: Economic Development Referred to subcommittee
SB 1079 68-0 (1983) Author: Caperton, Kent Relating to the creation, organization, powers, duties, and financing of certain municipal power agencies. Senate: State Affairs Laid on the table subject to call
SB 1380 68-0 (1983) Author: Parmer, Hugh
Sponsor: Bush, Bob
Relating to electric utility energy efficiency programs and incentives, to the authority and duties of the Public Utility Commission, and to procedures for hearings. House: State Affairs
Senate: Natural Resources
Committee report printed and sent to Committee on Calendars
SB 1388 68-0 (1983) Author: Caperton, Kent
Sponsor: Presnal, Bill
Relating to a merger of a home-rule city's separately owned municipal and rural electric systems; declaring the applicable law after any such merger; and providing an effective date. House: Urban Affairs
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
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SB 1403 68-0 (1983) Author: Jones, Grant Relating to entities authorized to act as utility corporation. Senate: Economic Development Laid on the table subject to call
SCR 105 68-0 (1983) Author: Caperton, Kent Directing the Public Utility Commission to investigate and identify the problems associated with municipal annexation and multiple certification and determine the full extent to which the commission is authorized to resolve the problems; and directing that the Commission report its findings and progress in resolving this matter to the Legislature by January, 1985. Senate: State Affairs Referred to Committee on State Affairs
SCR 138 68-0 (1983) Author: Caperton, Kent Directing the Public Utility Commission to study the cost causation(s)in electrical consumption within and among the residential customer class for each public utility who has filed a rate increase of $10 million or more; directing the Commission to make a report to the Legislature in January, 1985. Senate: Administration, Special Removed from local & uncontested calendar
SJR 11 68-0 (1983) Author: Parker, Carl Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing relief for certain consumers of residential gas and electricity from a portion of the 1/16th of 1% assessment imposed on gross receipts of retail public utilities as defined in Article I of the Public Utility Regulatory Act. Senate: State Affairs No action taken
SB 6 68-1 (1983) Author: Parmer, Hugh Relating to electric utility energy efficiency programs and incentives, to the authority and duties of the Public Utility Commission, and to procedures for hearings. Senate: State Affairs Referred to Committee on State Affairs
HCR 22 68-2 (1984) Author: Criss, Lloyd Directing the Public Utility Commission to take immediate action to resolve all pending issues relating to the encouragement of cogenerated capacity. House: State Affairs Referred to Committee on State Affairs
HCR 42 68-2 (1984) Author: Criss, Lloyd Directing the Public Utility Commission to take immediate action to resolve all pending issues relating to the encouragement of cogeneration capacity. House: State Affairs Referred to Committee on State Affairs
SCR 25 68-2 (1984) Author: Parmer, Hugh Directing the Public Utility Commission to take action to resolve all pending issues relating to the encouragement of small power production, with particular emphasis on renewable forms of energy. Senate: Administration, Special Referred to Committee on Administration
HB 755 67-0 (1981) Author: Tow, Rodney Relating to authority of the board of corrections to grant easements for electrical substations. House: Security & Sanctions Committee report printed and sent to Committee on Calendars
HB 768 67-0 (1981) Author: Washington, Craig Relating to jurisdiction of the public utility commission over electric utility rates, operations, and services. House: State Affairs Referred to subcommittee
HB 820 67-0 (1981) Author: Keese, Bill Relating to regulation of solar energy use by the Public Utility Commission of Texas. House: Energy Resources Coauthor authorized
HB 821 67-0 (1981) Author: Keese, Bill Relating to use of solid waste as fuel for electric utility plants. House: Energy Resources Coauthor authorized
HB 1154 67-0 (1981) Author: Coleman, Ronald
Sponsor: Santiesteban, H.
Relating to a program to demonstrate solar electric repowering. House: Energy Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
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HB 1216 67-0 (1981) Author: Fox, Milton E. Relating to application of the Public Utility Regulatory Act to small power producers and cogenerators of electricity. House: State Affairs Laid on the table subject to call
HB 1432 67-0 (1981) Author: Browder, Larry
Sponsor: Caperton, Kent
Relating to the creation, powers, duties, and financing of certain municipal power agencies and validating proceedings creating such agencies and certain actions of such agencies. House: Energy Resources
Senate: State Affairs
Effective immediately
HB 1492 67-0 (1981) Author: McFarland, Bob Relating to powers of municipalities over the rates, operations, and services of electric utilities. House: State Affairs Referred to subcommittee
HB 2285 67-0 (1981) Author: Keese, Bill Relating to renewable energy and conservation programs by the public utility commission. House: State Affairs Referred to subcommittee
HB 2370 67-0 (1981) Author: Browder, Larry Relating to the purchase of electricity for state buildings located in the city of Austin. House: State Affairs Referred to Committee on State Affairs
HJR 79 67-0 (1981) Author: Luna III, Albert Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing relief for certain consumers of residential gas and electricity and dedicating a portion of taxes on natural gas. House: Constitutional Amendments Referred to Committee on Constitutional Amendments
SB 429 67-0 (1981) Author: Caperton, Kent
Sponsor: Tow, Rodney
Relating to the authority of the board of corrections to grant easements for electrical substations. House: Security & Sanctions
Senate: State Affairs
Effective immediately
SB 571 67-0 (1981) Author: Parker, Carl Relating to jurisdiction of the public utility commission over electric utility rates, operations, and services. Senate: Economic Development Referred to subcommittee
SB 587 67-0 (1981) Author: Traeger, John Relating to powers of municipalities over the rates, operations, and services of electric utilities, the right of municipalities to participate in regulatory proceedings which affect the rates and services of electric utilities, the right of municipalities to be reimbursed for the reasonable costs of such participation, and the right of municipalities to participate in judicial proceedings resulting from regulatory actions affecting rates and services of electric utilities by amending Article III, Section 17 of the Public Utility Regulatory Act (Articles 1446c, Vernon's Texas Civil Statutes). Senate: Economic Development Referred to subcommittee
SB 605 67-0 (1981) Author: Wilson, John
Sponsor: Fox, Milton E.
Relating to application of the Public Utility Regulatory Act to small power producers and cogenerators of electricity and to the elimination of certain utilities from the definition of "utility" or "public utility"; amending the Public Utility Regulatory Act. House: State Affairs
Senate: State Affairs
Effective immediately
SB 621 67-0 (1981) Author: Glasgow, Bob Relating to the taxation of commercial uses of gas and electricity. Senate: Finance Referred to Committee on Finance
SB 660 67-0 (1981) Author: Leedom, John Relating to the taxation of commercial uses of gas and electricity. Senate: Finance Referred to Committee on Finance
SB 661 67-0 (1981) Author: Doggett, Lloyd Relating to application of the Public Utility Regulatory Act to certain energy procedures. Senate: State Affairs Postponed
SB 690 67-0 (1981) Author: Santiesteban, H. Relating to the Energy Development Fund and to a program to demonstrate solar electric repowering; amending The Texas Energy Development Act of 1977. House: Energy Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Referred to Committee on Energy Resources
SB 743 67-0 (1981) Author: Caperton, Kent Relating to the creation, powers, duties and financing of certain municipal power agencies and validating proceedings creating such agencies and certain actions of such agencies. Senate: State Affairs Laid on the table subject to call
SCR 47 67-0 (1981) Author: Brooks, Chet Requesting Public Utility Commission and Railroad Commission to examine use of certain utility rate structures. Senate: Human Resources Reported from committee favorably with amendments
SJR 49 67-0 (1981) Author: Ogg, Jack Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing relief for certain consumers of residential gas and electricity and dedicating a portion of taxes on natural gas. Senate: Finance Referred to Committee on Finance
HB 2 67-1 (1981) Author: Schlueter, Stan Relating to the taxation of commercial use of gas and electricity. House: Ways & Means Posting rule suspended
HB 9 67-3 (1982) Author: Keese, Bill Relating to electric utility energy efficiency programs and incentives. House: State Affairs Referred to Committee on State Affairs
HB 301 66-0 (1979) Author: Bode, Mary Jane Relating to the taxation of commercial uses of gas and electricity. House: Ways & Means Considered by subcommittee in public hearing
HB 458 66-0 (1979) Author: Berlanga, Hugo Relating to jurisdiction over rates, operations, and services of electric utilities in the extraterritorial jurisdiction of certain cities. House: State Affairs Referred to Committee on State Affairs
HB 585 66-0 (1979) Author: Donaldson, Jerry "Nub"
Sponsor: Jones, Gene
Relating to jurisdiction of the Public Utility Commission over electric utility rates, operations, and services. House: State Affairs
Senate: Economic Development
Motion lost to consider on third reading
HB 847 66-0 (1979) Author: Davis, Bob Relating to the purchase of electricity for use in the state buildings. House: Energy Resources Considered by committee in public hearing
HB 990 66-0 (1979) Author: Bode, Mary Jane Relating to a program for the relief of certain consumers of residential gas and electricity. House: Ways & Means Considered by subcommittee in public hearing
HB 1484 66-0 (1979) Author: Simpson, Bob
Sponsor: Jones, Grant
Relating to investments by certain insurers in bonds or other interest-bearing evidences of debts of a municipally owned revenue electric utility company. House: Intergovernmental Affairs
Senate: Economic Development
Effective immediately
HB 1553 66-0 (1979) Author: Martin, Tom Relating to payments by certain municipally owned utilities to the municipalities owning them. House: Intergovernmental Affairs
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Referred to Committee on Intergovernmental Relations
HB 1726 66-0 (1979) Author: Brown, Albert "Al" Relating to payments in lieu of property taxes to school districts by certain political subdivisions. House: Energy Resources Referred to subcommittee
HB 1780 66-0 (1979) Author: McFarland, Bob Relating to the punishment for terroristic threats, trespass, and false alarms or reports when a electric generating plant or an electric utility substation is involved. House: Energy Resources Scheduled for future calendar placement
HB 1846 66-0 (1979) Author: Keese, Bill Relating to the operation and financing of municipal power agencies. House: Intergovernmental Affairs Considered by committee in public hearing
HB 1907 66-0 (1979) Author: Browder, Jim
Sponsor: Parker, Carl
Relating to the creation and powers of municipal power agencies. House: Energy Resources
Senate: State Affairs
Effective immediately
HB 1935 66-0 (1979) Author: Keese, Bill Relating to the use of solid waste as fuel for electric utility plants. House: Energy Resources Scheduled for future calendar placement
HJR 82 66-0 (1979) Author: Bode, Mary Jane Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing relief for certain consumers of residential gas and electricity and dedicating a portion of taxes on natural gas. House: Constitutional Amendments Referred to subcommittee
SB 176 66-0 (1979) Author: Parker, Carl
Sponsor: Crawford, Bo
Defining certain terms and relating to the criminal offense of theft of service. House: State Affairs
Senate: Jurisprudence
Placed on daily General State Calendar
SB 312 66-0 (1979) Author: Jones, Gene Relating to the jurisdiction of the Public Utility Commission of Texas over electric utility rates, operations, and services. Senate: Economic Development Reported from committee favorably with substitute
SB 318 66-0 (1979) Author: Patman, W.N. "Bill" Relating to a program for the relief of certain consumers of residential gas and electricity. Senate: Human Resources Coauthor authorized
SB 508 66-0 (1979) Author: Jones, Grant Relating to the purchase of electricity for use in state buildings. Senate: State Affairs Motion lost to suspend reg order (to consider on 2nd reading)
SB 804 66-0 (1979) Author: Vale, Bob
Sponsor: Keese, Bill
Relating to use of solid waste as fuel for electric utility plants. House: Energy Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Notice given -1 hour to suspend rules to consider
SB 952 66-0 (1979) Author: Farabee, Ray
Sponsor: McFarland, Bob
Relating to the offense of terroristic threat and to the punishment for that offense and for trespass and false alarms or reports. House: Energy Resources
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on . . . . . . . . . .
SB 984 66-0 (1979) Author: Vale, Bob Relating to the utilities regulated under the Public Utility Regulatory Act and the determination of the rates charged for service by those utilities. Senate: Economic Development Scheduled for public hearing on . . . . . .
SB 993 66-0 (1979) Author: Moore, W.T. "Bill"
Sponsor: Browder, Jim
Relating to the production and sale of hydroelectric energy or power by the Trinity River Authority of Texas. House: Natural Resources
Senate: State Affairs
Effective immediately
SB 1061 66-0 (1979) Author: Truan, Carlos Eliminating the requirement that certain municipally-owned utilities obtain certificate of public convenience and necessity. Senate: Human Resources Referred to Committee on Human Resources
SB 1109 66-0 (1979) Author: Truan, Carlos Relating to the right of a municipally owned retail public utility to provide service to an area within the municipal limits. Senate: Human Resources Referred to Subcommittee on Consumer Affairs
SB 1221 66-0 (1979) Author: Andujar, Betty Relating to the taxation of commercial uses of gas and electricity. Senate: Finance Referred to Committee on Finance
SJR 12 66-0 (1979) Author: Patman, W.N. "Bill" Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing relief for certain consumers of gas and electricity and dedicating a portion of taxes on natural gas. Senate: Finance Considered by committee in public hearing
HB 1 65-0 (1977) Author: Wyatt, Jr., Joe
Sponsor: Hance, Kent
Relating to the reduction of and exemption and exclusion from various state taxes. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Finance
Votes recorded
HB 32 65-0 (1977) Author: Green, Gene Providing for a hearing before certain utilities may charge customers for increased fuel costs. House: State Affairs Referred to subcommittee
HB 55 65-0 (1977) Author: Vale, Bob Relating to settlements and judgment awards recovered by certain municipally owned gas or electric utilities. House: Energy Resources Referred to Committee on Energy Resources
HB 56 65-0 (1977) Author: Vale, Bob Relating to the determination of the average residential user's minimum energy needs and establishing rates for these needs. House: Energy Resources Referred to Committee on Energy Resources
HB 61 65-0 (1977) Author: Wilson, John Relating to exempting from the Limited Sales, Use and Excise Tax Act the sale, production, distribution, lease or rental of, and the storage, use, or other consumption in this state of gas and electricity. House: Ways & Means Referred to subcommittee
HB 639 65-0 (1977) Author: Schlueter, Stan Relating to public access to meetings of the board of directors of an electric cooperative corporation and to public access to information in the custody of an electric cooperative corporation; providing penalties. House: Agriculture & Livestock Assigned to General State Calendar
HB 1009 65-0 (1977) Author: Grant, Ben Z. Relating to the safety of persons engaged in activities in proximity to high voltage electric lines. House: Energy Resources Considered by committee in public hearing
HB 1145 65-0 (1977) Author: Keese, Bill Relating to financial assistance to counties and school districts by public power agencies. House: Energy Resources Considered by committee in public hearing
HB 1160 65-0 (1977) Author: Cartwright, Donald Relating to certain payments by certain municipally owned gas and electric utilities to the cities owning them. House: Energy Resources
Senate: Administration
Referred to Committee on Administration
HB 1161 65-0 (1977) Author: Cartwright, Donald Relating to cities with populations of over 600,000 which own gas and electric utilities. House: Energy Resources Referred to Committee on Energy Resources
HB 1250 65-0 (1977) Author: Slack, Richard C. Relating to certain contracts between public utilities and counties. House: Energy Resources Considered by committee in public hearing
HB 1596 65-0 (1977) Author: Brown, Albert "Al" Relating to payments in lieu of taxes to school districts by certain electric utilities. House: Intergovernmental Affairs Referred to Committee on Intergovernmental Affairs
HB 1864 65-0 (1977) Author: Vaughan, Kenneth Relating to powers, duties, and financing of certain entities providing certain electric facilities; validating certain actions of those entities. House: Energy Resources Referred to Committee on Energy Resources
HB 2199 65-0 (1977) Author: Wilson, John Relating to the efficient use of energy resources; providing penalties. House: Ways & Means Referred to Committee on Ways & Means
HCR 27 65-0 (1977) Author: Thompson, Senfronia
Sponsor: Clower, Ron
Requesting Public Utilities Commission to study alternatives to present work rate structure. House: State Affairs
Senate: Natural Resources
Signed by the Governor
HCR 138 65-0 (1977) Author: Wilson, John Memorializing Congress regarding modification of Section 103 of the Internal Revenue Code to provide for issuance of tax-exempt public bonds for conversion of electrical generating capacity from natural gas. House: Ways & Means Referred to Committee on Ways & Means
SB 2 65-0 (1977) Author: Lombardino, Frank Relating to exempting form the Limited Sales, Use and Excise Tax Act the sale, production, distribution, lease or rental of, and the storage, use, or other consumption in this state of gas and electricity. Senate: Finance Coauthor authorized
SB 57 65-0 (1977) Author: Doggett, Lloyd Relating to public access to meetings of the board of directors of an electric cooperative corporation and to public access to information in the custody of an electric cooperative corporation; providing penalties. Senate: Intergovernmental Relations Referred to subcommittee
SB 360 65-0 (1977) Author: Moore, W.T. "Bill"
Sponsor: Keese, Bill
Relating to the powers, duties, and financing of certain entities providing certain electric facilities, as defined in the Act, and joint powers agencies, called municipal power agencies; validating certain actions of those entities and ordinances creating municipal power agencies. House: Energy Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective immediately
SB 407 65-0 (1977) Author: Clower, Ron
Sponsor: Florence, Buck
Relating to electric metering and submetering in apartment houses and condominiums and regulation by the Public Utility Commission of Texas; providing for enforcement procedures. House: Business & Industry
Senate: Human Resources
90 Day Bill
SB 768 65-0 (1977) Author: Clower, Ron Relating to the safety of persons working in proximity to high voltage electric lines. Senate: Economic Development Referred to Committee on Economic Development
SB 1046 65-0 (1977) Author: Doggett, Lloyd
Sponsor: Hill, Gerald
Relating to the use of proceeds from revenue bonds issued by certain cities to construct electric plant facilities. House: Intergovernmental Affairs
Senate: Economic Development
90 Day Bill
SB 1143 65-0 (1977) Author: Doggett, Lloyd
Sponsor: Hill, Gerald
Providing express statutory authority for political subdivisions to finance, construct, complete, acquire, or operate certain facilities jointly; prescribing the manner for treatment of the cost thereof and the payment of contractual obligations; validating certain existing agreements; providing a severability clause. House: Intergovernmental Affairs
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
90 Day Bill
SCR 15 65-0 (1977) Author: Clower, Ron Resolved that the Public Utility Commission of Texas is requested to study the feasibility and desirability of a major revision of the utility rate structures presently utilized in this state; consider implementation on a test basis of alternative rate structures; and report its findings. Senate: Natural Resources Referred to Committee on Natural Resources
SB 5 65-1 (1977) Author: Lombardino, Frank Relating to exemption from the Limited Sales, Excise and Use Tax Act the sale, production, distribution, lease, or rental of and the storage, use, or other consumption in this state of gas and electricity for residential use.
HB 1 65-2 (1978) Author: Wyatt, Jr., Joe
Sponsor: Hance, Kent
Relating to exemptions from the state inheritance tax for certain Class A beneficiaries and providing for certain exempt transfers; relating to the taxation or exemption from taxation of the receipts from the sale, production, distribution, lease or rental of, and the storage, use, or other consumption of gas and electricity for residential uses under state and local sales and use taxes. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Finance
Signed by the Governor
HB 7 65-2 (1978) Author: Wilson, John Relating to exempting from the Limited Sales, Use and Excise Tax Act the sale, production, distribution, lease or rental of, and the storage, use, or other consumption in this state of gas and electricity. House: Ways & Means Considered by committee in public hearing
HB 10 65-2 (1978) Author: Chavez, Melchor Relating to the taxation or exemption from taxation of the receipts from the sale, production, distribution, lease or rental of, and the storage, use, or other consumption of gas and electricity for residential use under state and local sales and use taxes. House: Ways & Means Considered by committee in public hearing
HB 17 65-2 (1978) Author: Kubiak, Dan Relating to the taxation or exemption from taxation of the receipts from the sale, production, distribution, lease or rental of, and the storage, use, or other consumption of gas and electricity for residential use under state and local sales and use taxes. House: Ways & Means Referred to Committee on Ways and Means
HB 24 65-2 (1978) Author: Bode, Mary Jane Relating to the taxation or exemption from taxation of the receipts from the sale, production, distribution, lease or rental of, and the storage, use, or other consumption of gas and electricity for residential use and other uses under state and local sales and use taxes. House: Ways & Means Referred to Committee on Ways and Means

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