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Select bill Bill Session Author & Sponsor Caption Committees Last action
HB 2659 85-0 (2017) Author: Geren, Charlie | et. al. Relating to the distribution of universal service funds to certain small and rural incumbent local exchange companies. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 4177 85-0 (2017) Author: Cook, Byron Relating to adjustments to universal service plan support for small and rural incumbent local exchange companies. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
SB 586 85-0 (2017) Author: Perry, Charles | et. al.
Sponsor: Geren, Charlie
Relating to the distribution of universal service funds to certain small and rural incumbent local exchange companies. House: State Affairs
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective on 9/1/17
HB 227 84-0 (2015) Author: Guillen, Ryan Relating to disposition of certain unclaimed money by local telephone exchange companies. House: Higher Education
Senate: Natural Resources & Economic Development
Referred to Natural Resources & Economic Development
HB 1619 84-0 (2015) Author: King, Ken Relating to the use of and disbursements from the universal service fund for certain small and rural companies. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 3127 84-0 (2015) Author: King, Ken Relating to the authority of certain telecommunications providers to commit to making infrastructure and network improvements in exchange for support from the universal service fund. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 3440 84-0 (2015) Author: Guillen, Ryan Relating to eligibility of certain rural companies for support from the universal service fund. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 1586 84-0 (2015) Author: Lucio, Jr., Eddie Relating to disposition of certain unclaimed money by local telephone exchange companies. Senate: Natural Resources & Economic Development Referred to Natural Resources & Economic Development
HB 2805 83-0 (2013) Author: Geren, Charlie Relating to the administration of the universal service fund. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 3383 83-0 (2013) Author: Hilderbran, Harvey Relating to the distribution of universal service funds to certain small and rural local exchange companies. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
SB 494 83-0 (2013) Author: Carona, John Relating to the sources of funding for the universal service fund; authorizing a change in fees. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SB 583 83-0 (2013) Author: Carona, John | et. al.
Sponsor: Cook, Byron
Relating to eligibility for support from the universal service fund. House: State Affairs
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective on . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
HB 1533 82-0 (2011) Author: Eiland, Craig Relating to voter registration. House: Elections Referred to Elections
HB 2295 82-0 (2011) Author: Frullo, John
Sponsor: Hegar, Glenn
Relating to the administration of the universal service fund. House: State Affairs
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective immediately
HB 2603 82-0 (2011) Author: Smithee, John
Sponsor: Hegar, Glenn
Relating to the distribution of universal service funds to certain small and rural local exchange companies. House: State Affairs
Senate: Business & Commerce
See remarks for effective date
HB 3717 82-0 (2011) Author: Guillen, Ryan Relating to a study regarding emergency service in rural areas. House: Border & Intergovernmental Affairs Committee report sent to Calendars
SB 712 82-0 (2011) Author: Hegar, Glenn Relating to the administration of the universal service fund. Senate: Business & Commerce Not again placed on intent calendar
HB 2277 80-0 (2007) Author: Chisum, Warren | et. al. Relating to delivery of certain unclaimed money to a rural scholarship fund. House: Business & Industry Laid on the table subject to call
SB 947 80-0 (2007) Author: Duncan, Robert
Sponsor: Chisum, Warren
Relating to delivery of certain unclaimed money to a rural scholarship fund. House: Appropriations
Senate: Finance
Effective on 9/1/07
HB 789 79-0 (2005) Author: King, Phil | et. al.
Sponsor: Fraser, Troy
Relating to furthering competition in the telecommunications industry. House: Regulated Industries
Senate: Business & Commerce
Senate appoints conferees-reported
HB 898 79-0 (2005) Author: Turner, Sylvester Relating to universal service fund support provided to telecommunications providers. House: Regulated Industries Left pending in committee
HB 1178 79-0 (2005) Author: Dutton, Jr., Harold V. Relating to disbursements from the universal service fund to telecommunications providers for service to rural areas. House: Regulated Industries Referred to Regulated Industries
HB 1411 79-0 (2005) Author: Campbell, Scott Relating to the provision of broadband services. House: Regulated Industries Left pending in committee
SB 332 79-0 (2005) Author: Fraser, Troy Relating to furthering competition in the telecommunication industry. Senate: Business & Commerce Left pending in committee
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 1595 78-0 (2003) Author: Christian, Wayne Relating to access to certain telecommunications service in certain communities. House: Regulated Industries Meeting cancelled
HB 1893 78-0 (2003) Author: Deshotel, Joe | et. al. Relating to disbursements from the universal service fund. House: Regulated Industries Left pending in committee
HB 2864 78-0 (2003) Author: Chisum, Warren Relating to the deployment of high-speed telecommunications services. House: Regulated Industries Referred to Regulated Industries
HB 3325 78-0 (2003) Author: Keffer, Jim | et. al.
Sponsor: Staples, Todd
Relating to the creation and administration of the community telecommunications alliance program. House: Economic Development
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective on 9/1/03
HB 3336 78-0 (2003) Author: Goodman, Toby Relating to authority of the state or local governments to collect reasonable compensation for the use of public property, the creation and funding of the Broadband - Stimulate Provision of Access to Rural Communities fund, and providing for penalties. House: Regulated Industries Meeting cancelled
HB 3491 78-0 (2003) Author: Raymond, Richard | et. al.
Sponsor: Zaffirini, Judith
Relating to use of certain 9-1-1 fees and surcharges in certain counties. House: County Affairs
Senate: Administration
Effective immediately
SB 1436 78-0 (2003) Author: Staples, Todd | et. al. Relating to the creation and administration of the community telecommunications alliance program. Senate: Business & Commerce No action taken in committee
HB 289 77-0 (2001) Author: Maxey, Glen Relating to the advisory committee to the Health and Human Services Commission on telemedical consultation. House: Public Health Referred to Public Health
HB 292 77-0 (2001) Author: Maxey, Glen Relating to directing the telecommunications infrastructure fund board to provide for the development and availability of information technologies and telecommunications services necessary for the provision of telemedicine services to rural areas. House: Land & Resource Management Referred to Land and Resource Management
HB 1736 77-0 (2001) Author: Wolens, Steven | et. al. Relating to the enhanced availability of advanced telecommunications services. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 1991 77-0 (2001) Author: Marchant, Kenny Relating to the completion of mobile telephone calls after obtaining the telephone number using directory assistance. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 2084 77-0 (2001) Author: Counts, David Relating to delivery by local telephone exchange companies to scholarship funds for rural students of money that is presumed to be abandoned. House: Business & Industry Left pending in committee
HB 2388 77-0 (2001) Author: Chisum, Warren | et. al.
Sponsor: Bivins, Teel
Relating to the provision of telecommunications services to permanent residential or business premises that are not included in a certificated service area. House: State Affairs
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective on 9/1/01
HB 3389 77-0 (2001) Author: Oliveira, Rene Relating to franchise tax credits for telecommunications corporations for job creation activities and capital investments. House: Ways & Means No action taken in committee
SB 93 77-0 (2001) Author: Nelson, Jane Relating to providing telemedicine services. Senate: Health & Human Services Referred to Health & Human Services
SB 216 77-0 (2001) Author: Bernsen, David Relating to the funding of telecommunications infrastructure for telemedicine services. House: State Affairs
Senate: Education
Referred to State Affairs
SB 1700 77-0 (2001) Author: Lucio, Jr., Eddie Relating to the support and improvement of strategic investment areas and rural areas through the deployment of high-speed and advanced services. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SB 1783 77-0 (2001) Author: Sibley, David | et. al.
Sponsor: Wolens, Steven | et. al.
Relating to enhanced availability of advanced telecommunications service. House: State Affairs
Senate: Business & Commerce
House appoints conferees-reported
SB 507 68-0 (1983) Author: Sims, Bill Relating to the areas in which a telephone cooperative may operate. Senate: Intergovernmental Relations Record vote
HB 2103 64-0 (1975) Author: Finney, Dave Relating to the organization of cooperative, non-profit corporations furnishing electric energy and telephone service in rural areas. House: State Affairs Considered by subcommittee in formal meeting
HB 118 55-0 (1957) Author: Welch, Jack | et. al. Relating to conferring upon the Railroad Commission of Texas regulatory authority over telephone rates and services in rural areas; providing penalties.
HB 889 53-0 (1953) Author: Bishop, Jr., A. J. | et. al. Relating to amending certain Acts relative to telephone cooperatives; changing the definition of "rural area" to mean any area in this State located outside the boundaries of any incorporated or unincorporated city, town or village having a population in excess of one thousand five hundred (1,500) inhabitants.
HB 108 38-0 (1923) Author: Gipson, Ennis H. | et. al. Relating to extending the jurisdiction, supervision, powers and duties of the Railroad Commission of Texas to and over the telegraph and telephone lines lying within the State of Texas.

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