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Legislation authored by John Otto

Includes legislation with John Otto as the primary author for the 79th through 84th Legislatures. For other types of authorship, search the Legislative Archive System.

84th Regular Session
HB 1 Author: Otto, John
Last Action: Effective on 9/1/15
Caption: General Appropriations Bill.
HB 2 Author: Otto, John | et. al.
Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to making supplemental appropriations and giving direction and adjustment authority regarding appropriations.
HB 5 Author: Otto, John | et. al.
Last Action: Senate appoints conferees-reported
Caption: Relating to strategic fiscal reviews of state agencies and programs.
HB 6 Author: Otto, John | et. al.
Last Action: See remarks for effective date
Caption: Relating to the creation and re-creation of funds and accounts, the dedication and rededication of revenue, and the exemption of unappropriated money from use for general governmental purposes.
HB 8 Author: Otto, John | et. al.
Last Action: Committee report printed and distributed
Caption: Relating to the deposit of money received from the federal government and the authority of the comptroller concerning related funds and accounts.
HB 15 Author: Otto, John | et. al.
Last Action: House adopts conf. comm. report-reported
Caption: Relating to the management and oversight of state contracts, including contracts for information technology commodity items.
HB 1762 Author: Otto, John | et. al.
Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the creation of a health care advocacy program for veterans.
HB 2260 Author: Otto, John | et. al.
Last Action: Referred to Ways & Means
Caption: Relating to the procedure for claiming an exemption from ad valorem taxation of the property of a veteran's organization.
HB 2891 Author: Otto, John | et. al.
Last Action: Effective on 1/1/16
Caption: Relating to certain filing and reporting requirements for certain taxable entities.
HB 3328 Author: Otto, John
Last Action: Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to certain state fiscal matters.
HB 3330 Author: Otto, John | et. al.
Last Action: Laid on the table subject to call
Caption: Relating to directing payment, after approval, of certain miscellaneous claims and judgments against the state out of funds designated by this Act; making appropriations.
HB 3756 Author: Otto, John
Last Action: Referred to Finance
Caption: Relating to the methods and procedures used by the comptroller to determine the total taxable value of property in each school district.
HJR 8 Author: Otto, John | et. al.
Last Action: Committee report printed and distributed
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment to dedicate certain money to the purpose of retiring state debt early.
HJR 68 Author: Otto, John
Last Action: Referred to Appropriations
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment to dedicate certain money to the purpose of retiring state debt early.
HR 183 Author: Otto, John | et. al.
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Commemorating the 100th anniversary of certified public accountancy as a licensed profession in Texas.
HR 282 Author: Otto, John | et. al.
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing February 3, 2015, as Leadership Southeast Texas Day at the State Capitol.
HR 440 Author: Otto, John
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Honoring Texas Court Appointed Special Advocates.
HR 3311 Author: Otto, John
Last Action: Filed
Caption: Suspending limitations on conference committee jurisdiction, H.B. No. 1.
HR 3315 Author: Otto, John
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Suspending limitations on conference committee jurisdiction, H.B. No. 1.
HR 3386 Author: Otto, John
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Honoring the participants in the Sam Houston State University 2015 Austin Internship Program.
83rd Regular Session
HB 6 Author: Otto, John | et. al.
Last Action: See remarks for effective date
Caption: Relating to the creation and re-creation of funds and accounts, the dedication and rededication of revenue, and the exemption of unappropriated money from use for general governmental purposes.
HB 241 Author: Otto, John | et. al.
Last Action: Effective on 9/1/13
Caption: Relating to the notice provided by the chief appraiser of an appraisal district of the availability of agreement forms authorizing certain electronic communications.
HB 242 Author: Otto, John
Last Action: Effective on 1/1/14
Caption: Relating to the requirement that certain ad valorem tax-related notices be delivered to a property owner by certified mail.
HB 315 Author: Otto, John
Last Action: Effective on 1/1/14
Caption: Relating to the applicability of the law governing the ad valorem taxation of a dealer's motor vehicle inventory.
HB 316 Author: Otto, John | et. al.
Last Action: Effective on 1/1/14
Caption: Relating to the pilot program authorizing a property owner to appeal to the State Office of Administrative Hearings regarding certain appraisal review board determinations.
HB 317 Author: Otto, John | et. al.
Last Action: Reported from s/c favorably w/o amendments
Caption: Relating to the classification of certain entities as primarily engaged in retail trade for purposes of the franchise tax.
HB 553 Author: Otto, John | et. al.
Last Action: Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to firearms and the preservation of the Second Amendment to the United States Constitution; providing penalties.
HB 608 Author: Otto, John
Last Action: Laid on the table subject to call
Caption: Relating to the regulation of the practice of public accountancy.
HB 1100 Author: Otto, John
Last Action: Laid on the table subject to call
Caption: Relating to eligibility of children's advocacy centers for contracts to provide services for children and family members in child abuse and neglect cases and to investigations of those cases.
HB 1133 Author: Otto, John | et. al.
Last Action: Effective on 9/1/13
Caption: Relating to a sales and use tax refund for tangible personal property used to provide cable television service, Internet access service, or telecommunications services and to the exclusion of that property in certain economic development agreements.
HB 1528 Author: Otto, John
Last Action: Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to the composition of the First and Fourteenth Courts of Appeals Districts.
HB 2002 Author: Otto, John
Last Action: Left pending in subcommittee
Caption: Relating to a limit on state reimbursement to public institutions of higher education for debt service on tuition revenue bonds.
HB 2313 Author: Otto, John
Last Action: Referred to Higher Education
Caption: Relating to increasing the recreational sports fee at Texas State University System institutions.
HB 2314 Author: Otto, John
Last Action: Referred to s/c on Fiscal Matters by Chair
Caption: Relating to annual training for certain members of the board of directors of an appraisal district.
HB 2491 Author: Otto, John
Last Action: Referred to Higher Education
Caption: Relating to the student center fee at component institutions of the Texas State University System; increasing the amount of the fee.
HB 2723 Author: Otto, John
Last Action: Comm. report sent to Local & Consent Calendar
Caption: Relating to the burden of establishing the value of property in certain protests to an appraisal review board.
HB 2724 Author: Otto, John
Last Action: Laid on the table subject to call
Caption: Relating to the transfer of certain state property in Walker County from the Texas Board of Criminal Justice to the board of regents of the Texas State University System.
HB 3188 Author: Otto, John
Last Action: Effective on 9/1/13
Caption: Relating to directing payment, after approval, of certain miscellaneous claims and judgments against the state out of funds designated by this Act; making appropriations.
HB 3189 Author: Otto, John
Last Action: Referred to Energy Resources
Caption: 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.
HB 3190 Author: Otto, John | et. al.
Last Action: No action taken in subcommittee
Caption: Relating to economic development incentives for firearm and ammunition manufacturers.
HB 3191 Author: Otto, John
Last Action: Comm. report sent to Local & Consent Calendar
Caption: Relating to the Correctional Management Institute of Texas at Sam Houston State University.
HB 3192 Author: Otto, John
Last Action: Comm. report sent to Local & Consent Calendar
Caption: Relating to the operation of the special prosecution unit.
HB 3193 Author: Otto, John | et. al.
Last Action: Comm. report sent to Local & Consent Calendar
Caption: Relating to expedited binding arbitration of appraisal review board orders; repealing the fee for that form of arbitration.
HB 3437 Author: Otto, John
Last Action: Referred to s/c on Fiscal Matters by Chair
Caption: Relating to the procedure for obtaining an allocation for ad valorem tax purposes of the value of certain property that is used in this state and outside this state.
HB 3438 Author: Otto, John | et. al.
Last Action: Effective on 9/1/13
Caption: Relating to the eligibility of a person to serve on the appraisal review board of an appraisal district.
HB 3439 Author: Otto, John | et. al.
Last Action: Effective on 9/1/13
Caption: Relating to the representation of a property owner by an agent in a property tax matter.
HB 3440 Author: Otto, John | et. al.
Last Action: Referred to s/c on Fiscal Matters by Chair
Caption: Relating to the authority of a member of an appraisal review board of an appraisal district to perform the duties and functions of a member.
HB 3441 Author: Otto, John | et. al.
Last Action: Referred to s/c on Fiscal Matters by Chair
Caption: Relating to the deadline for filing certain appeals of certain appraisal review board orders.
HB 3442 Author: Otto, John
Last Action: Referred to s/c on Fiscal Matters by Chair
Caption: Relating to the obligation of an appraisal review board to respond to a property owner's request to postpone a hearing of the board.
HB 3443 Author: Otto, John | et. al.
Last Action: Referred to s/c on Fiscal Matters by Chair
Caption: Relating to the persons entitled to intervene in an appeal to a district court of an ad valorem tax-related matter.
HB 3444 Author: Otto, John
Last Action: Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to eligibility to serve as an arbitrator in a binding arbitration of an appeal of an appraisal review board order.
HB 3445 Author: Otto, John
Last Action: Comm. report sent to Local & Consent Calendar
Caption: Relating to the date by which an appraisal review board must hear a property tax protest, petition, or motion.
HB 3446 Author: Otto, John
Last Action: Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the distribution by the appraisal review board of an appraisal district of written opinions, memoranda, or analyses of law drafted by the attorney for the board.
HB 3536 Author: Otto, John | et. al.
Last Action: Effective on 9/1/13
Caption: Relating to imposing a fee on the sale of cigarettes and cigarette tobacco products manufactured by certain companies; providing penalties.
HR 267 Author: Otto, John
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing January 30, 2013, as CASA Day at the Capitol.
HR 325 Author: Otto, John
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing February 6, 2013, as I-69 Day at the State Capitol.
HR 583 Author: Otto, John
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Congratulating Sam Houston State University football coach Willie Fritz on being named the Liberty Mutual NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision Coach of the Year for 2012 and commending him for guiding his team to its second consecutive Southland Conference championship.
HR 3094 Author: Otto, John
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Suspending limitations on conference committee jurisdiction, H.B. No. 6.
82nd Regular Session
HB 234 Author: Otto, John
Last Action: Laid on the table subject to call
Caption: Relating to liability for interest on ad valorem taxes on improvements that escaped taxation in a previous year.
HB 361 Author: Otto, John
Last Action: Effective on 9/1/11
Caption: Relating to the agricultural advisory board of an appraisal district.
HB 737 Author: Otto, John
Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the East Montgomery County Improvement District.
HB 738 Author: Otto, John
Last Action: Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to the authority of the Teacher Retirement System of Texas to invest in hedge funds.
HB 967 Author: Otto, John
Last Action: Referred to Appropriations
Caption: Relating to the computation of the state debt limit.
HB 1037 Author: Otto, John | et. al.
Last Action: Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the creation of an alternative fuel program to be funded by the Texas emissions reduction plan fund.
HB 1061 Author: Otto, John
Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to certain investment authority of the Teacher Retirement System of Texas.
HB 1521 Author: Otto, John
Last Action: Laid on the table subject to call
Caption: Relating to re-creating the scholarship trust fund for fifth-year accounting students as a trust fund outside the treasury.
HB 1522 Author: Otto, John
Last Action: Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the regulation of the practice of public accountancy.
HB 2008 Author: Otto, John
Last Action: Referred to Ways & Means
Caption: Relating to automated sales and use tax remittances by retailers.
HB 2203 Author: Otto, John
Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the pilot program authorizing a property owner to appeal to the State Office of Administrative Hearings certain appraisal review board determinations.
HB 2403 Author: Otto, John | et. al.
Last Action: Vetoed by the Governor
Caption: Relating to retailers engaged in business in this state for purposes of sales and use taxes.
HB 2522 Author: Otto, John
Last Action: Referred to Licensing & Administrative Procedures
Caption: Relating to the ability of certain state agencies to seek injunctions against certain individuals.
HB 2768 Author: Otto, John | et. al.
Last Action: Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the authority of the Alabama-Coushatta Indian Tribe to commission peace officers.
HB 2825 Author: Otto, John
Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the composition and appointment of the board of directors of a corporation to which the board of regents of The University of Texas System delegates investment authority for the permanent university fund or other funds under the control of the board of regents.
HB 3216 Author: Otto, John
Last Action: Effective on 9/1/11
Caption: Relating to electronic communication between property owners and chief appraisers, appraisal districts, appraisal review boards, or any combination of those persons.
HB 3648 Author: Otto, John
Last Action: Postponed
Caption: Relating to state fiscal matters related to the judiciary.
HB 3649 Author: Otto, John
Last Action: Reported favorably as substituted
Caption: Relating to state fiscal matters related to law enforcement and criminal justice.
HB 3650 Author: Otto, John
Last Action: Referred to Appropriations
Caption: Relating to cash payments provided to an inmate released on parole, mandatory supervision, or conditional pardon from the Texas Department of Criminal Justice.
HB 3651 Author: Otto, John
Last Action: Referred to Appropriations
Caption: Relating to the appropriation of certain revenue for information technology projects.
HB 3652 Author: Otto, John
Last Action: Referred to Appropriations
Caption: Relating to handling fees imposed by the comptroller for processing unclaimed property.
HB 3653 Author: Otto, John
Last Action: Referred to Appropriations
Caption: Relating to the registration fee and registration renewal fee for lobbyists.
HB 3654 Author: Otto, John
Last Action: Referred to Appropriations
Caption: Relating to the review of certain documents by the attorney general; imposing certain fees.
HB 3655 Author: Otto, John
Last Action: Referred to Appropriations
Caption: Relating to the State Bar of Texas membership dues and minimum continuing legal education requirements for an attorney employed by the office of the attorney general.
HB 3656 Author: Otto, John
Last Action: Referred to Appropriations
Caption: Relating to reimbursement to a county for payment to a person who reports for jury service.
HB 3657 Author: Otto, John
Last Action: Referred to Appropriations
Caption: Relating to the collection of certain fees by the Commission on Jail Standards.
HB 3658 Author: Otto, John
Last Action: Referred to Appropriations
Caption: Relating to the judicial and court personnel training fund.
HB 3659 Author: Otto, John
Last Action: Referred to Appropriations
Caption: Relating to contributions by public retirement systems to the State Pension Review Board fund.
HB 3660 Author: Otto, John
Last Action: Referred to Appropriations
Caption: Relating to requiring the secretary of state to publish the session laws of the legislature electronically and eliminating certain requirements for publishing and distributing volumes of the session laws.
HB 3661 Author: Otto, John
Last Action: Referred to Appropriations
Caption: Relating to abolishing the state boot camp program.
HB 3662 Author: Otto, John
Last Action: Referred to Appropriations
Caption: Relating to fees for process server certification.
HB 3663 Author: Otto, John
Last Action: Referred to Appropriations
Caption: Relating to the use and management of the Texas preservation trust fund account.
HB 3664 Author: Otto, John
Last Action: Referred to Appropriations
Caption: Relating to the calculation of the amount of state aid to be received by community supervision and corrections departments.
HB 3665 Author: Otto, John
Last Action: Postponed
Caption: Relating to state fiscal matters related to general government.
HCR 167 Author: Otto, John
Last Action: Signed by the Governor
Caption: Instructing the enrolling clerk of the house to make corrections in H.B. No. 2203.
HJR 5 Author: Otto, John | et. al.
Last Action: Left pending in committee
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment regarding an increase in the maximum amount to be retained in the constitutional economic stabilization fund and dedicating for deposit in that fund certain sales and use tax revenues.
HR 140 Author: Otto, John | et. al.
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing February 1, 2011, as CASA Day at the Capitol and commending Texas Court Appointed Special Advocates volunteers.
81st Regular Session
HB 2 Author: Otto, John | et. al.
Last Action: Referred to Ways & Means
Caption: Relating to the appraisal of property, including residence homesteads, for ad valorem tax purposes.
HB 8 Author: Otto, John | et. al.
Last Action: Effective on 1/1/10
Caption: Relating to certain studies and reviews of appraisal districts conducted by the comptroller of public accounts.
HB 1045 Author: Otto, John
Last Action: Referred to Ways & Means
Caption: Relating to the contents of a notice of appraised value sent to a property owner by the chief appraiser of an appraisal district.
HB 1141 Author: Otto, John
Last Action: Withdrawn from schedule
Caption: Relating to the East Montgomery County Improvement District.
HB 1309 Author: Otto, John
Last Action: Effective on 1/1/10
Caption: Relating to the date by which the comptroller must certify the apportioned amount of the market value of railroad rolling stock to a county assessor-collector.
HB 1367 Author: Otto, John
Last Action: Considered in Local & Consent Calendars
Caption: Relating to the powers and duties of the Liberty Lakes Fresh Water Supply District No. 1; providing authority to impose a tax and issue bonds; granting the power of eminent domain.
HB 1368 Author: Otto, John
Last Action: Considered in Local & Consent Calendars
Caption: Relating to the powers and duties of the Plum Creek Fresh Water Supply District No. 1; providing authority to impose a tax and issue bonds; granting the power of eminent domain.
HB 1511 Author: Otto, John | et. al.
Last Action: Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to requirements that fire sprinkler systems be installed in certain dwellings.
HB 2978 Author: Otto, John | et. al.
Last Action: Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to the creation of alternative fuel programs to be funded by the Texas emissions reduction plan fund.
HB 2979 Author: Otto, John
Last Action: Referred to Transportation
Caption: Relating to the transfer of certain state property from the Texas Department of Transportation to Polk County.
HB 3115 Author: Otto, John
Last Action: Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the computation of income tax expense for electric utilities.
HB 3454 Author: Otto, John | et. al.
Last Action: Senate appoints conferees-reported
Caption: Relating to the determination of the value of property for ad valorem tax purposes, including appeals of appraisal review board orders determining protests of property value determinations, and the use of certain values by school districts in adopting tax rates.
HB 3611 Author: Otto, John | et. al.
Last Action: See remarks for effective date
Caption: Relating to the consolidation of appraisal review boards.
HB 3612 Author: Otto, John | et. al.
Last Action: Effective on 1/1/10
Caption: Relating to the creation of a pilot program that allows taxpayer appeals from certain appraisal review board determinations in certain counties to be heard by the State Office of Administrative Hearings.
HB 3613 Author: Otto, John | et. al.
Last Action: See remarks for effective date
Caption: Relating to the determination of the market value of a residence homestead for ad valorem tax purposes on the basis of the property's value as a residence homestead and to an exemption from ad valorem taxation of the residence homesteads of certain totally disabled veterans and to the amount of the exemption from ad valorem taxation to which a disabled veteran is entitled based on disability rating.
HB 4229 Author: Otto, John | et. al.
Last Action: Referred to Finance
Caption: Relating to the award of attorney's fees in a judicial appeal of certain ad valorem tax determinations.
HB 4230 Author: Otto, John | et. al.
Last Action: Referred to Finance
Caption: Relating to the rescheduling of a hearing before an appraisal review board.
HB 4234 Author: Otto, John
Last Action: Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the collection by the Parks and Wildlife Department of taxes imposed on the sales and use of boats and boat motors and to the disposition of those taxes.
HB 4802 Author: Otto, John
Last Action: Recommendations filed with the Speaker
Caption: Relating to the creation of the Liberty County Municipal Utility District No. 6; providing authority to impose a tax and issue bonds; granting a limited power of eminent domain.
HCR 19 Author: Otto, John | et. al.
Last Action: Filed with the Secretary of State
Caption: Inviting the governor to address a joint session of the legislature on January 27, 2009.
HCR 51 Author: Otto, John
Last Action: Received from the House
Caption: Designating February 24, 2009, as Texas Transit Association Day at the State Capitol.
HCR 280 Author: Otto, John
Last Action: Signed by the Governor
Caption: Instructing the enrolling clerk of the house to make corrections in H.B. No. 3613.
HJR 36 Author: Otto, John | et. al.
Last Action: Filed with the Secretary of State
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to provide for the ad valorem taxation of a residence homestead solely on the basis of the property's value as a residence homestead; authorizing the legislature to authorize a single board of equalization for two or more adjoining appraisal entities that elect to provide for consolidated equalizations; and authorizing the legislature to provide for the administration and enforcement of uniform standards and procedures for appraisal of property for ad valorem tax purposes.
HR 934 Author: Otto, John
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing March 23, 2009, as Leadership Southeast Texas Day at the State Capitol.
HR 1035 Author: Otto, John
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Congratulating the Dayton High School Broncos football team on reaching the 2008 UIL Class 4A Division 2 state championship game.
HR 2513 Author: Otto, John
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: In memory of U.S. Marine Lance Corporal Jeremy W. Burris of Liberty.
HR 2517 Author: Otto, John
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: In memory of U.S. Army Specialist Rodney L. McCandless of Livingston.
HR 2960 Author: Otto, John
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Suspending limitations on conference committee jurisdiction, H.B. No. 3612.
80th Regular Session
HB 216 Author: Otto, John | et. al.
Last Action: Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the margin of error the comptroller of public accounts must use to determine whether the local value for a school district is valid after conducting the annual property value study.
HB 356 Author: Otto, John | et. al.
Last Action: Referred to Finance
Caption: Relating to the exemption from ad valorem taxation of rent-to-own property not held by the lessee primarily to produce income and to the method to be used to depreciate taxable rent-to-own property for tax appraisal purposes.
HB 872 Author: Otto, John | et. al.
Last Action: Effective on 9/1/07
Caption: Relating to the prosecution of and punishment for the offense of tampering with or fabricating physical evidence.
HB 1183 Author: Otto, John
Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to liability of landowners who allow their land to be used for radio control flying and related activities.
HB 1231 Author: Otto, John
Last Action: Recommendations filed with the Speaker
Caption: Relating to the creation of the Liberty County Municipal Utility District No. 5.
HB 2358 Author: Otto, John
Last Action: Effective on 9/1/07
Caption: Relating to the deposit of certain employer contributions to the Teacher Retirement System of Texas.
HB 2558 Author: Otto, John
Last Action: Returned to committee
Caption: Relating to managing the assets of the Texas preservation trust fund account.
HB 2559 Author: Otto, John
Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the authority of a dealer to conduct certain motor vehicle sales outside of a dealership.
HB 2782 Author: Otto, John
Last Action: Effective on 9/1/07
Caption: Relating to the creation of the Liberty County Municipal Utility District No. 5.
HB 3137 Author: Otto, John
Last Action: Withdrawn from schedule
Caption: Relating to including in a bill or invoice an item represented to be for the full or partial payment of a state tax.
HB 3288 Author: Otto, John
Last Action: Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to reporting of and access to information about civil judgments arising out of certain conduct involving harm to a child.
HB 3289 Author: Otto, John
Last Action: Referred to Land & Resource Management
Caption: Relating to the subdivision of land for which a plat must be filed in certain counties.
HB 3290 Author: Otto, John
Last Action: Effective on 9/1/07
Caption: Relating to expanding the scope of an audit by the state auditor when the state auditor finds evidence of gross mismanagement.
HB 3291 Author: Otto, John
Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to a prohibition against the governing board of a public institution of higher education entering into certain contracts relating to permanent improvements at the institution.
HB 3292 Author: Otto, John
Last Action: Referred to Ways & Means
Caption: Relating to the authority of qualified community workforce training centers to receive a state sales and use tax refund for reimbursement of certain expenses.
HB 3490 Author: Otto, John | et. al.
Last Action: Committee report printed and distributed
Caption: Relating to the authority of a chief appraiser to appeal from an order of an appraisal review board determining a taxpayer protest.
HB 3491 Author: Otto, John | et. al.
Last Action: Placed on intent calendar
Caption: Relating to the qualifications and selection of the board of directors of an appraisal district.
HB 3492 Author: Otto, John | et. al.
Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the determination of the total taxable value of property in a school district under the property value study conducted by the comptroller of public accounts.
HB 3493 Author: Otto, John | et. al.
Last Action: Committee report printed and distributed
Caption: Relating to the regulation of property tax professionals and appraisal review boards.
HB 3494 Author: Otto, John | et. al.
Last Action: Committee report printed and distributed
Caption: Relating to the appeal through binding arbitration of a protest of an appraisal review board order, and to related complaints filed by a property owner and disciplinary action by the Board of Tax Professional Examiners; providing penalties.
HB 3495 Author: Otto, John | et. al.
Last Action: Effective on 1/1/08
Caption: Relating to the contents of the notice of the meeting at which the governing body of a taxing unit will vote on a proposed ad valorem tax rate that will result in a tax revenue increase.
HB 3496 Author: Otto, John | et. al.
Last Action: Effective on 1/1/08
Caption: Relating to the delivery or filing of certain ad valorem tax notices.
HB 4014 Author: Otto, John
Last Action: Committee report printed and distributed
Caption: Relating to the creation of the Plum Creek Water Control and Improvement District No. 1 of Liberty, Montgomery, and Harris Counties; providing authority to impose a tax and issue bonds; granting the power of eminent domain.
HB 4015 Author: Otto, John
Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the powers and duties of the East Montgomery County Improvement District; providing authority to impose a tax.
HB 4065 Author: Otto, John | et. al.
Last Action: Vetoed by the Governor
Caption: Relating to the establishment by the Texas Workforce Commission of a pilot program to provide grants for the construction of certain facilities for job training and employment services.
HB 4093 Author: Otto, John | et. al.
Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the creation of the Chambers-Liberty Counties Improvement District; providing authority to impose a tax and issue bonds.
HJR 35 Author: Otto, John | et. al.
Last Action: Referred to Finance
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to exempt from ad valorem taxation rent-to-own property not held by the lessee primarily to produce income and to prescribe the method to be used to depreciate taxable rent-to-own property for tax appraisal purposes.
HR 282 Author: Otto, John
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Honoring Chief Oscola Clayton M. Sylestine of the Alabama-Coushatta Tribe of Texas on his 75th birthday.
HR 404 Author: Otto, John
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Congratulating Robert M. Bricker, Jr., upon his receipt of the Distinguished Flying Cross from the U.S. Air Force.
HR 1392 Author: Otto, John
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: In memory of Benjamin Ellis Pickett, Sr., of Liberty.
79th Regular Session
HB 646 Author: Otto, John
Last Action: Effective on 9/1/05
Caption: Relating to the provision of certain reports and records requested by the attorney general.
HB 1820 Author: Otto, John
Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the requirements for reporting certain information to the attorney general or the legislature.
HB 1874 Author: Otto, John | et. al.
Last Action: Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the application of the motor vehicle sales tax emissions reduction surcharge on certain recreational vehicles.
HB 1902 Author: Otto, John
Last Action: Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the creation of the East Montgomery County Municipal Utility District No. 8; providing authority to impose a tax and issue bonds; granting the power of eminent domain.
HB 1903 Author: Otto, John
Last Action: Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the creation of the East Montgomery County Municipal Utility District No. 9; providing authority to impose a tax and issue bonds; granting the power of eminent domain.
HB 1904 Author: Otto, John
Last Action: Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the creation of the East Montgomery County Municipal Utility District No. 10; providing authority to impose a tax and issue bonds; granting the power of eminent domain.
HB 1906 Author: Otto, John
Last Action: Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the creation of the East Montgomery County Municipal Utility District No. 11; providing authority to impose a tax and issue bonds; granting the power of eminent domain.
HB 1907 Author: Otto, John
Last Action: Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the creation of the East Montgomery County Municipal Utility District No. 12; providing authority to impose a tax and issue bonds; granting the power of eminent domain.
HB 1908 Author: Otto, John
Last Action: Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the creation of the East Montgomery County Municipal Utility District No. 13; providing authority to impose a tax and issue bonds; granting the power of eminent domain.
HB 1909 Author: Otto, John
Last Action: Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the creation of the East Montgomery County Municipal Utility District No. 14; providing authority to impose a tax and issue bonds; granting the power of eminent domain.
HB 1961 Author: Otto, John
Last Action: Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the salaries of assistant county auditors.
HB 2187 Author: Otto, John | et. al.
Last Action: Referred to Finance
Caption: Relating to the exemption from ad valorem taxation of rent-to-own property not held by the lessee primarily to produce income and to the method to be used to depreciate taxable rent-to-own property for tax appraisal purposes.
HB 2214 Author: Otto, John | et. al.
Last Action: Laid on the table subject to call
Caption: Relating to the creation of the Lower Trinity Groundwater Conservation District; providing authority to issue bonds.
HB 3546 Author: Otto, John
Last Action: Effective on 9/1/05
Caption: Relating to the creation of the East Montgomery County Municipal Utility Districts Nos. 5, 6, and 7; providing authority to impose a tax and issue bonds; granting the power of eminent domain.
HJR 65 Author: Otto, John
Last Action: Referred to Finance
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to exempt from ad valorem taxation rent-to-own property not held by the lessee primarily to produce income and to prescribe the method to be used to depreciate taxable rent-to-own property for tax appraisal purposes.
HR 169 Author: Otto, John
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Honoring Thomas Walter McMullan on his 50 years of service to the Devers ISD Board of Trustees.
HR 776 Author: Otto, John
Last Action: Referred to Rules & Resolutions
Caption: Congratulating the Winnsboro High School Lady Indians basketball team on winning the 3A Texas Championship Silver Medal.
HR 777 Author: Otto, John
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Congratulating Richard and Alice Dziubanek of Livingston on their 50th wedding anniversary.
HR 858 Author: Otto, John
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Congratulating the Cleveland High School Lady Indians basketball team for winning second place in the 2005 UIL state championship.
HR 859 Author: Otto, John
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Honoring Meta Garvey Thomas of Cleveland, Texas, for her decades of service to the Cleveland Independent School District.
HR 1638 Author: Otto, John
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Congratulating Megan Laws on graduating from Tom C. Clark High School in San Antonio.
HR 2102 Author: Otto, John
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Congratulating Derrick L. Reescano of Hardin High School for winning three medals at the 2005 UIL state track and field championships.
79th 1st Called Session
HR 344 Author: Otto, John
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Honoring the Big Sandy High School Lady Cats softball team in Dallardsville on winning a silver medal at the 2005 UIL State Softball Championship.
79th 3rd Called Session
HB 60 Author: Otto, John | et. al.
Last Action: Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the margin of error to be used by the comptroller of public accounts in connection with the annual property value study to determine whether the local value for a school district is valid.
HCR 51 Author: Otto, John
Last Action: Signed by the Governor
Caption: Relating to expressing legislative intent to amend provisions of H.B. No. 3, as enrolled by the 79th Legislature of the State of Texas, 3rd Called Session, relating to rental income and guaranteed payments in the determination of "total revenue."
HJR 23 Author: Otto, John
Last Action: Referred to Ways & Means
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment dedicating certain state tax revenues to school district ad valorem tax rate reduction.