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Legislation authored by Paul Bettencourt

Includes legislation with Paul Bettencourt as the primary author for the 84th through 86th Legislatures. For other types of authorship, search the Legislative Archive System. Author information is not available for the 86th Legislature.

86th Regular Session
SB 2 Author: Bettencourt, Paul | et. al.
Last Action: See remarks for effective date
Caption: Relating to ad valorem taxation; authorizing fees.
SB 5 Author: Bettencourt, Paul | et. al.
Last Action: Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to an increase in the amount of the exemption of residence homesteads from ad valorem taxation by a school district, a reduction in the amount of the limitation on school district ad valorem taxes imposed on the residence homesteads of the elderly or disabled to reflect the increased exemption amount, and the protection of school districts against the resulting loss in local revenue.
SB 227 Author: Bettencourt, Paul | et. al.
Last Action: Co-author authorized
Caption: Relating to regulation by a property owners' association of certain religious displays.
SB 251 Author: Bettencourt, Paul | et. al.
Last Action: Referred to Higher Education
Caption: Relating to courses offered jointly by public junior colleges and independent school districts.
SB 280 Author: Bettencourt, Paul
Last Action: Referred to Education
Caption: Relating to powers and duties of the board of trustees of an independent school district.
SB 702 Author: Bettencourt, Paul | et. al.
Last Action: Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to the authorization and reporting of expenditures for lobbying activities by certain political subdivisions and other public entities.
SB 703 Author: Bettencourt, Paul | et. al.
Last Action: Co-author authorized
Caption: Relating to the reporting by local governmental entities of expenditures for lobbying; providing a civil penalty.
SB 933 Author: Bettencourt, Paul | et. al.
Last Action: Referred to Public Education
Caption: Relating to the creation of the office of inspector general at the Texas Education Agency to investigate the administration of public education.
SB 955 Author: Bettencourt, Paul
Last Action: Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to the matters that a taxing unit is entitled to challenge before an appraisal review board.
SB 956 Author: Bettencourt, Paul
Last Action: Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to the correction of an ad valorem tax appraisal roll and related appraisal records.
SB 957 Author: Bettencourt, Paul | et. al.
Last Action: Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to voter approval of the issuance of certain obligations by municipalities to pay their unfunded liabilities to a public pension fund.
SB 960 Author: Bettencourt, Paul | et. al.
Last Action: Co-author authorized
Caption: Relating to the cancellation of a person's voter registration on notice that the person has acknowledged that the person is not a citizen; providing a civil penalty; creating a criminal offense.
SB 961 Author: Bettencourt, Paul | et. al.
Last Action: Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to the issuance of a citation for a criminal trespass offense punishable as a Class B misdemeanor.
SB 966 Author: Bettencourt, Paul | et. al.
Last Action: Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the location of certain temporary branch early voting polling places.
SB 1005 Author: Bettencourt, Paul | et. al.
Last Action: Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the number of days that certain tangible personal property that is exempt from ad valorem taxation due to its location in this state for a temporary period may be located in this state for the purpose of qualifying for the tax exemption.
SB 1006 Author: Bettencourt, Paul | et. al.
Last Action: Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to the exemption from ad valorem taxation of income-producing tangible personal property having a value of less than a certain amount.
SB 1007 Author: Bettencourt, Paul | et. al.
Last Action: Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the prepayment of ad valorem taxes.
SB 1026 Author: Bettencourt, Paul
Last Action: Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to a proposition to approve the issuance of bonds or other debt.
SB 1133 Author: Bettencourt, Paul | et. al.
Last Action: Referred to Public Education
Caption: Relating to prohibiting public schools from owning, leasing, or having a business interest in certain entities and real property associated with those entities.
SB 1158 Author: Bettencourt, Paul
Last Action: Referred to Natural Resources & Economic Development
Caption: Relating to the extension of the expiration date of the Property Redevelopment and Tax Abatement Act.
SB 1162 Author: Bettencourt, Paul | et. al.
Last Action: Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to student success-based funding for certain public institutions of higher education.
SB 1163 Author: Bettencourt, Paul
Last Action: Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the student loan program administered by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board and to the repeal of a related bond program.
SB 1190 Author: Bettencourt, Paul | et. al.
Last Action: Referred to Elections
Caption: Relating to the residence address of a voter for purposes of a response to a confirmation notice sent by the voter registrar.
SB 1220 Author: Bettencourt, Paul | et. al.
Last Action: Referred to Business & Commerce
Caption: Relating to requiring notices of property located in floodplains, flood pools, or reservoirs to be provided by sellers of real property and on subdivision plats.
SB 1224 Author: Bettencourt, Paul | et. al.
Last Action: Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the election date for the authorization of the issuance of bonds.
SB 1225 Author: Bettencourt, Paul | et. al.
Last Action: Referred to Elections
Caption: Relating to requirements for certain petitions requesting an election and ballot propositions.
SB 1227 Author: Bettencourt, Paul
Last Action: Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the date for ordering or holding an election to ratify the ad valorem tax rate of a school district; making conforming changes.
SB 1228 Author: Bettencourt, Paul | et. al.
Last Action: Co-author authorized
Caption: Relating to the verification of citizenship of an applicant for voter registration.
SB 1229 Author: Bettencourt, Paul
Last Action: Comm. report sent to Local & Consent Calendar
Caption: Relating to a county, city, or independent school district posting certain election information on an Internet website.
SB 1230 Author: Bettencourt, Paul | et. al.
Last Action: Effective on 9/1/19
Caption: Relating to the reporting of private school educator misconduct.
SB 1231 Author: Bettencourt, Paul | et. al.
Last Action: Effective on 9/1/19
Caption: Relating to providing certain public and private school administrators with information regarding certain child abuse and neglect investigations and allegations.
SB 1254 Author: Bettencourt, Paul | et. al.
Last Action: Co-author authorized
Caption: Relating to verification of the citizenship status of certain registered voters.
SB 1255 Author: Bettencourt, Paul | et. al.
Last Action: Co-author authorized
Caption: Relating to the location of countywide polling places within a county.
SB 1256 Author: Bettencourt, Paul | et. al.
Last Action: Referred to Public Education
Caption: Relating to employing, terminating, and reporting the misconduct of public school personnel and related entity personnel, including creating a registry of persons ineligible for hire; creating criminal offenses.
SB 1261 Author: Bettencourt, Paul | et. al.
Last Action: Comm. report sent to Local & Consent Calendar
Caption: Relating to the eligibility of a person to serve as the chief appraiser for an appraisal district.
SB 1273 Author: Bettencourt, Paul
Last Action: Removed from local & uncontested calendar
Caption: Relating to the sales and use tax exemption for certain amusement services.
SB 1285 Author: Bettencourt, Paul
Last Action: Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the procedure for the sale by auction of real property pursuant to foreclosure of a tax lien.
SB 1300 Author: Bettencourt, Paul
Last Action: Referred to Intergovernmental Relations
Caption: Relating to clarifying the law regarding municipal voting rights and eligibility for municipal office of residents in areas subject to limited-purpose annexation under strategic partnership agreements.
SB 1301 Author: Bettencourt, Paul
Last Action: Referred to Intergovernmental Relations
Caption: Relating to limited-purpose annexation under strategic partnership agreements for certain districts.
SB 1302 Author: Bettencourt, Paul
Last Action: Referred to Intergovernmental Relations
Caption: Relating to certain areas exempt from municipal annexation.
SB 1303 Author: Bettencourt, Paul | et. al.
Last Action: Effective on 9/1/19
Caption: Relating to maps of the actual or proposed boundaries and extraterritorial jurisdiction of a municipality and certain notices related to expanding the boundaries.
SB 1304 Author: Bettencourt, Paul | et. al.
Last Action: Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to notice of proposed changes to municipal zoning classifications.
SB 1309 Author: Bettencourt, Paul | et. al.
Last Action: Referred to Public Education
Caption: Relating to the assessment and collection of ad valorem taxes imposed by a school district.
SB 1311 Author: Bettencourt, Paul
Last Action: Effective on 9/1/19
Caption: Relating to the electronic transmission of an invoice or notice of toll nonpayment by a toll project entity.
SB 1315 Author: Bettencourt, Paul
Last Action: Referred to County Affairs
Caption: Relating to periodic zero-based budgeting for certain political subdivisions.
SB 1316 Author: Bettencourt, Paul
Last Action: Referred to Finance
Caption: Relating to zero-based budgeting for state agencies as part of the sunset review process.
SB 1328 Author: Bettencourt, Paul
Last Action: Referred to Business & Commerce
Caption: Relating to the application of the open meetings law to the board of directors of certain tax reinvestment zones.
SB 1329 Author: Bettencourt, Paul | et. al.
Last Action: Referred to Pensions, Investments & Financial Services
Caption: Relating to bonds issued by and the dissolution of municipal management districts.
SB 1334 Author: Bettencourt, Paul
Last Action: Referred to Intergovernmental Relations
Caption: Relating to the requirements for filing an annual financial statement by a municipality.
SB 1335 Author: Bettencourt, Paul
Last Action: Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to municipal control of certain local public retirement systems.
SB 1361 Author: Bettencourt, Paul
Last Action: Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the public resale by means of a public auction using online bidding and sale of property purchased by a taxing unit at an ad valorem tax sale.
SB 1362 Author: Bettencourt, Paul
Last Action: Referred to Health & Human Services
Caption: Relating to the performance of administrative support services functions for the Health and Human Services Commission's office of inspector general.
SB 1385 Author: Bettencourt, Paul
Last Action: Referred to Education
Caption: Relating to the powers and duties of the board of trustees of an independent school district and the election of trustees of certain school districts.
SB 1476 Author: Bettencourt, Paul
Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the requirement for certain administrators of certain educational entities to report certain educator misconduct to the State Board for Educator Certification.
SB 1477 Author: Bettencourt, Paul
Last Action: Referred to Higher Education
Caption: Relating to eliminating the requirement that certain top high school graduates be granted automatic admission to certain universities and eliminating the scholarship program for those graduates to attend certain institutions.
SB 1478 Author: Bettencourt, Paul
Last Action: Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the fixed tuition price plan offered by certain general academic teaching institutions.
SB 1765 Author: Bettencourt, Paul
Last Action: Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the administration and oversight of investigational adult stem cell treatments administered to certain patients.
SB 1770 Author: Bettencourt, Paul
Last Action: Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the establishment of the Texas Competency-Based Education Grant Program for certain students enrolled in competency-based baccalaureate degree programs and to formula funding and dropped and repeated course restrictions for students enrolled in those degree programs at public institutions of higher education.
SB 1771 Author: Bettencourt, Paul
Last Action: Not again placed on intent calendar
Caption: Relating to the ad valorem taxation of a leasehold or other possessory interest in certain property owned by a municipality.
SB 1772 Author: Bettencourt, Paul | et. al.
Last Action: Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to a temporary exemption from ad valorem taxation of a portion of the appraised value of certain property damaged by a disaster.
SB 1773 Author: Bettencourt, Paul
Last Action: Referred to Business & Commerce
Caption: Relating to the provision of alarm system services by certain municipalities.
SB 1774 Author: Bettencourt, Paul
Last Action: Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to uncollectible fees and costs in criminal actions and proceedings.
SB 1775 Author: Bettencourt, Paul
Last Action: Referred to Business & Commerce
Caption: Relating to the Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
SB 2016 Author: Bettencourt, Paul
Last Action: Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to voter registration on issuance or change of a driver's license or identification card by the Department of Public Safety.
SB 2017 Author: Bettencourt, Paul
Last Action: Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to the countywide polling place program.
SB 2117 Author: Bettencourt, Paul
Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to approval of school district and charter school partnerships to operate school district campuses and programs and to eligibility for state funding.
SB 2118 Author: Bettencourt, Paul
Last Action: Referred to Education
Caption: Relating to governmental entities that may partner with a school district to operate a district campus.
SB 2219 Author: Bettencourt, Paul | et. al.
Last Action: Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to the notice required before the issuance of certain debt obligations by political subdivisions.
SB 2220 Author: Bettencourt, Paul
Last Action: Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to fees collected by the Automobile Burglary and Theft Prevention Authority.
SB 2290 Author: Bettencourt, Paul
Last Action: Referred to Finance
Caption: Relating to the allocation of certain general revenues to the economic stabilization fund, the state highway fund, and the education enrichment fund.
SB 2311 Author: Bettencourt, Paul
Last Action: Referred to Education
Caption: Relating to abolishing certain county boards of education, boards of county school trustees, and offices of county school superintendent.
SB 2312 Author: Bettencourt, Paul
Last Action: Received from the Senate
Caption: Relating to providing for the review of certain county departments of education by the Sunset Advisory Commission.
SB 2337 Author: Bettencourt, Paul
Last Action: Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the treatment of captured appraised value and tax increment in the calculation of ad valorem tax rates for a taxing unit.
SB 2338 Author: Bettencourt, Paul
Last Action: Filed
Caption: Relating to student success-based funding for certain public institutions of higher education.
SB 2427 Author: Bettencourt, Paul
Last Action: Referred to Property Tax
Caption: Relating to the collection of delinquent ad valorem taxes.
SB 2428 Author: Bettencourt, Paul
Last Action: Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to authorizing the Employees Retirement System of Texas and the Teacher Retirement System of Texas to establish defined contribution plans or hybrid retirement plans to provide retirement benefits to certain employees.
SB 2429 Author: Bettencourt, Paul
Last Action: Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to authorizing certain municipalities to establish defined contribution plans to provide retirement benefits to certain employees.
SB 2430 Author: Bettencourt, Paul
Last Action: Referred to Intergovernmental Relations
Caption: Relating to the dissolution of a municipal management district by landowner petition.
SB 2503 Author: Bettencourt, Paul
Last Action: Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the calculation of the rollback tax rate of a school district.
SB 2520 Author: Bettencourt, Paul
Last Action: Recommendations filed with the Senate
Caption: Relating to the powers and duties of the Cy-Champ Public Utility District; providing authority to issue bonds; providing authority to impose a tax.
SB 2521 Author: Bettencourt, Paul
Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the powers and duties of the Harris County Municipal Utility District No. 248; providing authority to issue bonds and impose fees and taxes.
SB 2522 Author: Bettencourt, Paul
Last Action: Recommendations filed with the Senate
Caption: Relating to the creation of the Harris County Municipal Utility District No. 571; granting a limited power of eminent domain; providing authority to issue bonds; providing authority to impose assessments, fees, and taxes.
SB 2523 Author: Bettencourt, Paul
Last Action: Recommendations filed with the Senate
Caption: Relating to the creation of the Harris County Municipal Utility District No. 572; granting a limited power of eminent domain; providing authority to issue bonds; providing authority to impose assessments, fees, and taxes.
SB 2524 Author: Bettencourt, Paul
Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the powers and duties of the Harris County Municipal Utility District No. 375; providing authority to issue bonds.
SB 2525 Author: Bettencourt, Paul
Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the powers and duties of the Harris County Municipal Utility District No. 376; providing authority to issue bonds.
SB 2526 Author: Bettencourt, Paul
Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the powers and duties of the Harris County Municipal Utility District No. 379; providing authority to issue bonds.
SB 2534 Author: Bettencourt, Paul
Last Action: Recommendations filed with the Senate
Caption: Relating to the powers and duties of the Harris County Municipal Utility District No. 441; providing authority to issue bonds; providing authority to impose a tax.
SJR 43 Author: Bettencourt, Paul | et. al.
Last Action: Left pending in committee
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment to extend the number of days that certain tangible personal property that is exempt from ad valorem taxation due to its location in this state for a temporary period may be located in this state for the purpose of qualifying for the tax exemption.
SJR 57 Author: Bettencourt, Paul | et. al.
Last Action: Left pending in committee
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to provide for a temporary exemption from ad valorem taxation of a portion of the appraised value of certain property damaged by a disaster.
SJR 59 Author: Bettencourt, Paul | et. al.
Last Action: Co-author authorized
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment abolishing daylight saving time in Texas.
SJR 71 Author: Bettencourt, Paul | et. al.
Last Action: Left pending in committee
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment to use revenue attributable to oil and gas production taxes to increase the amount of the exemption of residence homesteads from ad valorem taxation by a school district and reduce the amount of the limitation on school district ad valorem taxes imposed on the residence homesteads of the elderly or disabled to reflect the increased exemption amount.
SJR 72 Author: Bettencourt, Paul
Last Action: Referred to Finance
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment providing for the creation of and use of money in the education enrichment fund; allocating certain general revenues to that fund, the economic stabilization fund, and the state highway fund.
SR 17 Author: Bettencourt, Paul
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Welcoming Mayor James Collins and a delegation from Limerick, Ireland.
SR 129 Author: Bettencourt, Paul | et. al.
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing the Texas A&M University System Chancellor's Student Advisory Council.
SR 221 Author: Bettencourt, Paul
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing February 20, 2019, as Texas BOMA Advocacy Day.
SR 480 Author: Bettencourt, Paul | et. al.
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing the Fightin' Texas Aggie Band on the occasion of its 125th anniversary.
SR 535 Author: Bettencourt, Paul | et. al.
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Declaring the crisis at the Texas-Mexico International Border an emergency and requesting Congress to adopt a budget that fully funds all means necessary to fully secure the Texas-Mexico International Border.
SR 628 Author: Bettencourt, Paul
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing Be An Angel for its work on behalf of disabled children.
85th Regular Session
SB 2 Author: Bettencourt, Paul | et. al.
Last Action: Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to the administration of the ad valorem tax system.
SB 7 Author: Bettencourt, Paul | et. al.
Last Action: Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to improper relationships between educators and students and reporting of educator misconduct; creating a criminal offense and expanding the applicability of an existing offense; authorizing an administrative penalty.
SB 151 Author: Bettencourt, Paul | et. al.
Last Action: Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to voter approval of obligations for certain municipal liabilities to a public pension fund.
SB 152 Author: Bettencourt, Paul
Last Action: Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to municipal control of certain public retirement systems established for the benefit of municipal employees.
SB 153 Author: Bettencourt, Paul
Last Action: Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to acceptable forms of identification for voting for certain persons.
SB 412 Author: Bettencourt, Paul | et. al.
Last Action: Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to requiring a presidential elector to vote for the candidates for president and vice president who won the popular vote in this state for those offices.
SB 488 Author: Bettencourt, Paul | et. al.
Last Action: Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to requirements for certain petitions requesting an election and ballot propositions.
SB 542 Author: Bettencourt, Paul
Last Action: Referred to Education
Caption: Relating to an insurance premium tax credit for contributions made to certain educational assistance organizations.
SB 598 Author: Bettencourt, Paul | et. al.
Last Action: Co-author authorized
Caption: Relating to authorization by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board for certain public junior colleges to offer baccalaureate degree programs.
SB 641 Author: Bettencourt, Paul
Last Action: Referred to Finance
Caption: Relating to periodic zero-based budgeting for certain political subdivisions.
SB 642 Author: Bettencourt, Paul
Last Action: Referred to Intergovernmental Relations
Caption: Relating to required disclosures in and to the length of ballot proposition language authorizing political subdivisions to issue bonds or impose or change a tax.
SB 646 Author: Bettencourt, Paul
Last Action: No action taken in committee
Caption: Relating to the elimination of the taxing authority of certain county boards of education and boards of county school trustees.
SB 650 Author: Bettencourt, Paul
Last Action: Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to tax increment financing.
SB 655 Author: Bettencourt, Paul | et. al.
Last Action: Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to certain notice of the extent of a municipality or its extraterritorial jurisdiction.
SB 716 Author: Bettencourt, Paul
Last Action: Referred to Criminal Justice
Caption: Relating to the sheriff's department civil service system in certain counties.
SB 730 Author: Bettencourt, Paul | et. al.
Last Action: Referred to Ways & Means
Caption: Relating to the exemption from ad valorem taxation of income-producing tangible personal property having a value of less than a certain amount.
SB 731 Author: Bettencourt, Paul
Last Action: Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to the appeal through binding arbitration of certain appraisal review board orders.
SB 870 Author: Bettencourt, Paul
Last Action: Not again placed on intent calendar
Caption: Relating to the scheduling by an appraisal review board of a hearing on a protest.
SB 871 Author: Bettencourt, Paul
Last Action: Referred to Intergovernmental Relations
Caption: Relating to municipal voting rights and eligibility for municipal office of residents in areas subject to limited-purpose annexation under strategic partnership agreements.
SB 898 Author: Bettencourt, Paul
Last Action: Referred to Agriculture, Water, & Rural Affairs
Caption: Relating to the ownership and local regulation of trees and timber.
SB 939 Author: Bettencourt, Paul
Last Action: Referred to Natural Resources & Economic Development
Caption: Relating to the regulatory analysis of rules proposed by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality.
SB 945 Author: Bettencourt, Paul
Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the authority of the chief appraiser of an appraisal district to correct an ad valorem tax appraisal roll.
SB 946 Author: Bettencourt, Paul
Last Action: Not again placed on intent calendar
Caption: Relating to deadlines for performing various functions in connection with the ad valorem tax system.
SB 1085 Author: Bettencourt, Paul
Last Action: Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to the certification of unopposed candidates for the board of directors of the North Harris County Regional Water Authority.
SB 1106 Author: Bettencourt, Paul
Last Action: Referred to Criminal Justice
Caption: Relating to the issuance of a citation for criminal trespass punishable as a Class B misdemeanor.
SB 1166 Author: Bettencourt, Paul | et. al.
Last Action: Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to providing for the review of certain county departments of education by the Sunset Advisory Commission.
SB 1167 Author: Bettencourt, Paul
Last Action: Referred to Education
Caption: Relating to abolishing certain county boards of education, boards of county school trustees, and offices of county school superintendent.
SB 1230 Author: Bettencourt, Paul
Last Action: Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to the cancellation of a person's voter registration on notice that the person has acknowledged that the person is not a citizen.
SB 1259 Author: Bettencourt, Paul
Last Action: Referred to Intergovernmental Relations
Caption: Relating to the extraterritorial jurisdiction of and municipal annexation by certain municipalities.
SB 1286 Author: Bettencourt, Paul
Last Action: Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to the system for protesting or appealing certain ad valorem tax determinations.
SB 1609 Author: Bettencourt, Paul | et. al.
Last Action: Comm. report sent to Local & Consent Calendar
Caption: Relating to regulation by a property owners' association of certain religious displays.
SB 1661 Author: Bettencourt, Paul
Last Action: Referred to Intergovernmental Relations
Caption: Relating to voting rights and eligibility for office of residents of certain districts subject to a strategic partnership agreement.
SB 1662 Author: Bettencourt, Paul
Last Action: Referred to Intergovernmental Relations
Caption: Relating to limited-purpose annexation under strategic partnership agreements for certain districts.
SB 1702 Author: Bettencourt, Paul
Last Action: Referred to Intergovernmental Relations
Caption: Relating to the requirements for filing an annual financial statement by a municipality.
SB 1703 Author: Bettencourt, Paul
Last Action: Referred to Intergovernmental Relations
Caption: Relating to the requirements for filing an annual financial statement by a municipality.
SB 1750 Author: Bettencourt, Paul
Last Action: Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to a study of the cost-effectiveness and feasibility of implementing a hybrid retirement plan for newly hired state employees and teachers.
SB 1751 Author: Bettencourt, Paul
Last Action: Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to authorizing the Employees Retirement System of Texas and the Teacher Retirement System of Texas to establish defined contribution plans or hybrid retirement plans to provide retirement benefits to certain employees.
SB 1752 Author: Bettencourt, Paul
Last Action: Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to authorizing certain municipalities to establish defined contribution plans to provide retirement benefits to certain employees.
SB 1846 Author: Bettencourt, Paul
Last Action: Referred to Intergovernmental Relations
Caption: Relating to the authority of municipalities to replat a subdivision without vacating the preceding plat.
SB 1847 Author: Bettencourt, Paul | et. al.
Last Action: Referred to Ways & Means
Caption: Relating to the correction of an ad valorem tax appraisal roll and related appraisal records.
SB 1848 Author: Bettencourt, Paul
Last Action: Referred to Ways & Means
Caption: Relating to the award of attorney's fees in a judicial appeal of certain ad valorem tax determinations.
SB 1884 Author: Bettencourt, Paul
Last Action: Referred to Education
Caption: Relating to powers and duties of the board of trustees of an independent school district.
SB 1885 Author: Bettencourt, Paul
Last Action: Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to the location of certain temporary branch early voting polling places.
SB 1886 Author: Bettencourt, Paul
Last Action: Failed to receive affirmative vote in comm.
Caption: Relating to the oversight of public education, including the creation of the office of inspector general at the Texas Education Agency.
SB 1887 Author: Bettencourt, Paul
Last Action: Referred to Education
Caption: Relating to performance-based supplemental funding for school districts.
SB 1888 Author: Bettencourt, Paul
Last Action: Referred to Higher Education
Caption: Relating to limitations on the automatic admission of students to general academic teaching institutions and on the admission of nonresident students to The University of Texas at Austin.
SB 1889 Author: Bettencourt, Paul
Last Action: Referred to Education
Caption: Relating to insurance premium tax and alcoholic beverage tax credits for contributions made to certain educational assistance organizations.
SB 1890 Author: Bettencourt, Paul
Last Action: Referred to Education
Caption: Relating to employing, terminating, and reporting misconduct of public school personnel and related entity personnel, including creating a registry of persons ineligible for hire; creating a criminal offense.
SB 1891 Author: Bettencourt, Paul
Last Action: Referred to Education
Caption: Relating to a general employment review of persons who apply to school districts, open-enrollment charter schools, and certain independent contractors for employment involving direct contact with students or children; providing a civil penalty.
SB 1892 Author: Bettencourt, Paul
Last Action: Referred to Higher Education
Caption: Relating to student success-based funding for certain public institutions of higher education.
SB 1905 Author: Bettencourt, Paul
Last Action: Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to information provided by a voter to an election officer.
SB 1906 Author: Bettencourt, Paul
Last Action: Referred to Ways & Means
Caption: Relating to the matters that a taxing unit is entitled to challenge before an appraisal review board.
SB 1907 Author: Bettencourt, Paul
Last Action: Referred to Finance
Caption: Relating to the selection of the officers of an appraisal review board.
SB 1908 Author: Bettencourt, Paul
Last Action: Referred to Finance
Caption: Relating to the selection of an arbitrator for purposes of an appeal through binding arbitration of certain appraisal review board orders.
SB 2032 Author: Bettencourt, Paul
Last Action: Referred to Higher Education
Caption: Relating to the authority of the Texas State Technical College System to offer technical-vocational courses or programs.
SB 2033 Author: Bettencourt, Paul
Last Action: Referred to Higher Education
Caption: Relating to the fixed tuition price plan offered by certain general academic teaching institutions.
SB 2043 Author: Bettencourt, Paul
Last Action: Referred to Finance
Caption: Relating to the number of days that certain tangible personal property that is exempt from ad valorem taxation due to its location in this state for a temporary period may be located in this state for the purpose of qualifying for the tax exemption.
SB 2044 Author: Bettencourt, Paul
Last Action: Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to the use of tax proceeds for lobbying activities or lobbyists.
SB 2045 Author: Bettencourt, Paul
Last Action: Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to the reporting by local governmental entities of expenditures for lobbying.
SB 2046 Author: Bettencourt, Paul
Last Action: Referred to Intergovernmental Relations
Caption: Relating to voting by the qualified voters of a water or sewer district wholly or partly annexed by a municipality.
SB 2047 Author: Bettencourt, Paul
Last Action: Referred to Intergovernmental Relations
Caption: Relating to the creation, territory, and operation of municipal management districts and public improvement districts.
SB 2048 Author: Bettencourt, Paul
Last Action: Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to the student loan program administered by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board and to the repeal of a related bond program.
SB 2197 Author: Bettencourt, Paul
Last Action: Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to documentation of proof of identification for voting.
SB 2239 Author: Bettencourt, Paul
Last Action: Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to ad valorem taxation.
SJR 45 Author: Bettencourt, Paul
Last Action: Referred to Finance
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment prohibiting the imposition of an individual income tax.
SR 58 Author: Bettencourt, Paul
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing March 2017 as Bleeding Disorders Awareness Month.
SR 257 Author: Bettencourt, Paul
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing February 23, 2017, as La Belle Day.
SR 258 Author: Bettencourt, Paul
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing February 22, 2017, as Texas BOMA Advocacy Day.
SR 314 Author: Bettencourt, Paul
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing February 28, 2017, as Texas Anesthesiologists Day.
SR 340 Author: Bettencourt, Paul | et. al.
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Commemorating Texas Independence Day 2017.
SR 467 Author: Bettencourt, Paul
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: In memory of William Dowling.
SR 608 Author: Bettencourt, Paul
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing James and Leeshan Chuang Birney for their service to the Houston community.
SR 655 Author: Bettencourt, Paul
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing Rita Polland on the occasion of her 90th birthday.
85th 1st Called Session
SB 1 Author: Bettencourt, Paul | et. al.
Last Action: Senate appoints conferees-reported
Caption: Relating to the calculation of the ad valorem rollback tax rate of a taxing unit and voter approval of a proposed tax rate that exceeds the rollback tax rate.
SB 83 Author: Bettencourt, Paul
Last Action: Filed
Caption: Relating to certain notice of the extent of a municipality or its extraterritorial jurisdiction.
SB 84 Author: Bettencourt, Paul
Last Action: Filed
Caption: Relating to the oversight of public education, including the creation of the office of inspector general at the Texas Education Agency.
SB 89 Author: Bettencourt, Paul
Last Action: Filed
Caption: Relating to the extraterritorial jurisdiction of certain municipalities.
SB 90 Author: Bettencourt, Paul
Last Action: Filed
Caption: Relating to the extraterritorial jurisdiction of and municipal annexation by certain municipalities.
SB 93 Author: Bettencourt, Paul
Last Action: Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to ad valorem taxation.
SB 96 Author: Bettencourt, Paul
Last Action: Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to ad valorem taxation.
SR 159 Author: Bettencourt, Paul | et. al.
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Commemorating the 150th anniversary of the Republican Party of Texas.
84th Regular Session
SB 182 Author: Bettencourt, Paul | et. al.
Last Action: Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the calculation of the ad valorem rollback tax rates of certain taxing units.
SB 449 Author: Bettencourt, Paul
Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the titling, registration, and operation of an autocycle.
SB 515 Author: Bettencourt, Paul | et. al.
Last Action: Referred to Finance
Caption: Relating to an increase in the amount of the residence homestead exemption from ad valorem taxation by a school district, a reduction of the limitation on the total amount of ad valorem taxes that may be imposed by a school district on the homestead of an elderly or disabled person to reflect the increased exemption amount, and the protection of school districts against the resulting loss in local revenue.
SB 516 Author: Bettencourt, Paul | et. al.
Last Action: Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to increasing the period of time for exempting freeport goods from ad valorem taxation.
SB 567 Author: Bettencourt, Paul
Last Action: Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to the production of the index of the parties to all suits by the clerk of a district court; authorizing a fee.
SB 568 Author: Bettencourt, Paul | et. al.
Last Action: Referred to Education
Caption: Relating to a classroom visual aid stipend for public school classroom teachers.
SB 576 Author: Bettencourt, Paul
Last Action: Referred to Natural Resources & Economic Development
Caption: Relating to an individual's eligibility to receive unemployment compensation benefits on the individual's waiting period claim.
SB 642 Author: Bettencourt, Paul | et. al.
Last Action: Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to a franchise or insurance premium tax credit for contributions made to certain educational assistance organizations.
SB 694 Author: Bettencourt, Paul | et. al.
Last Action: Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to authorizing patients with certain terminal illnesses to access certain investigational drugs, biological products, and devices that are in clinical trials.
SB 752 Author: Bettencourt, Paul | et. al.
Last Action: Effective on 9/1/15
Caption: Relating to the repeal of the inheritance tax.
SB 758 Author: Bettencourt, Paul
Last Action: Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the exemption from ad valorem taxation of certain tangible personal property used by the owner of the property to manufacture, process, or fabricate tangible personal property for ultimate sale.
SB 762 Author: Bettencourt, Paul | et. al.
Last Action: Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to the exemption from ad valorem taxation of income-producing tangible personal property having a value of less than a certain amount.
SB 763 Author: Bettencourt, Paul | et. al.
Last Action: Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the exemption from ad valorem taxation of certain income-producing tangible personal property.
SB 766 Author: Bettencourt, Paul
Last Action: Referred to Finance
Caption: Relating to the calculation of certain ad valorem tax rates of a taxing unit.
SB 767 Author: Bettencourt, Paul
Last Action: Referred to Finance
Caption: Relating to the procedure for the adoption of an ad valorem tax rate.
SB 849 Author: Bettencourt, Paul
Last Action: Effective on 9/1/15
Caption: Relating to access to and fees associated with binding arbitration of appraisal review board orders.
SB 965 Author: Bettencourt, Paul
Last Action: Effective on 9/1/15
Caption: Relating to the filing of a copy of certain records related to the release of an accused person on personal bond.
SB 966 Author: Bettencourt, Paul
Last Action: Referred to Criminal Justice
Caption: Relating to the recording of the presentment of an indictment by a grand jury.
SB 967 Author: Bettencourt, Paul
Last Action: Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to the authority of a district clerk to collect certain fees for providing electronic copies of court records.
SB 982 Author: Bettencourt, Paul
Last Action: Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to acceptable forms of identification for voting for certain persons.
SB 983 Author: Bettencourt, Paul | et. al.
Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to restrictions on the assessment of the fee charged for issuance of certain birth records.
SB 984 Author: Bettencourt, Paul
Last Action: Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to the residence address of a person for purposes of registration under the Election Code.
SB 985 Author: Bettencourt, Paul
Last Action: Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to the acceptance of a voter at a polling place.
SB 986 Author: Bettencourt, Paul
Last Action: Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to information obtained by a guardian ad litem representing a child in a suit affecting the parent-child relationship.
SB 1003 Author: Bettencourt, Paul
Last Action: Returned to Local & Consent Calendars Comm.
Caption: Relating to the issuance of school district teaching permits to persons who teach career and technical education.
SB 1004 Author: Bettencourt, Paul
Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to courses and programs offered jointly by certain public junior colleges and independent school districts.
SB 1013 Author: Bettencourt, Paul
Last Action: Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to periodic zero-based budgeting for certain political subdivisions.
SB 1015 Author: Bettencourt, Paul
Last Action: Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to limiting the amount of assistance a person may provide a voter; creating a criminal offense.
SB 1041 Author: Bettencourt, Paul | et. al.
Last Action: Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to required disclosures in and to the length of ballot proposition language authorizing political subdivisions to issue bonds or impose or change a tax.
SB 1042 Author: Bettencourt, Paul
Last Action: Referred to Finance
Caption: Relating to fiscal transparency and accountability of certain political subdivisions.
SB 1062 Author: Bettencourt, Paul
Last Action: Referred to Finance
Caption: Relating to the registration and certification of county tax assessor-collectors and their employees.
SB 1215 Author: Bettencourt, Paul
Last Action: Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to a study of the feasibility and benefits to this state of abolishing the property tax assistance division of the office of the comptroller of public accounts and transferring its powers and duties to an independent agency.
SB 1216 Author: Bettencourt, Paul | et. al.
Last Action: Referred to Public Education
Caption: Relating to providing for the review of certain county departments of education by the Sunset Advisory Commission.
SB 1217 Author: Bettencourt, Paul
Last Action: Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to the duty of an attorney ad litem appointed for a child to meet with the child before court hearings.
SB 1218 Author: Bettencourt, Paul
Last Action: Filed
Caption: Relating to filing requirements applicable to administrative writs of withholding for child support.
SB 1219 Author: Bettencourt, Paul
Last Action: Referred to Natural Resources & Economic Development
Caption: Relating to a combined online application for persons applying for certain state and local economic development incentives.
SB 1220 Author: Bettencourt, Paul
Last Action: Scheduled for public hearing on . . .
Caption: Relating to tax increment financing.
SB 1221 Author: Bettencourt, Paul
Last Action: Referred to Education
Caption: Relating to public school class size limits.
SB 1222 Author: Bettencourt, Paul
Last Action: Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to the authority of the commissioner of education to issue subpoenas during an investigation of educator misconduct.
SB 1223 Author: Bettencourt, Paul
Last Action: Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to requiring the consent of all parties to legally intercept certain communications.
SB 1335 Author: Bettencourt, Paul
Last Action: Referred to Criminal Justice
Caption: Relating to the period after which a governmental entity must execute an expunction order.
SB 1452 Author: Bettencourt, Paul | et. al.
Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the power of a commissioners court to authorize ad valorem tax sales of real property to be conducted by means of online auctions.
SB 1459 Author: Bettencourt, Paul
Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the powers and duties of the West Harris County Regional Water Authority.
SB 1460 Author: Bettencourt, Paul
Last Action: Referred to Business & Commerce
Caption: Relating to the evaluation and ranking of similar offers submitted to a governmental entity for certain construction-related contracts.
SB 1680 Author: Bettencourt, Paul
Last Action: Referred to Finance
Caption: Relating to the procedure for the adoption of an ad valorem tax rate by a taxing unit.
SB 1692 Author: Bettencourt, Paul
Last Action: Referred to Finance
Caption: Relating to the establishment of a limit on the maximum ad valorem tax rate of a county or municipality for a tax year based on inflation and the rate of population growth.
SB 1693 Author: Bettencourt, Paul
Last Action: Referred to Finance
Caption: Relating to the exemption of certain inventory from ad valorem taxation by a school district.
SB 1694 Author: Bettencourt, Paul
Last Action: Referred to Finance
Caption: Relating to certain exemptions from ad valorem taxation.
SB 1782 Author: Bettencourt, Paul
Last Action: Referred to Finance
Caption: Relating to the status of separate legal entities for purposes of the sales and use tax on aircraft.
SB 1783 Author: Bettencourt, Paul
Last Action: Referred to Finance
Caption: Relating to apportionment of certain receipts of a broadcaster under the franchise tax.
SB 1807 Author: Bettencourt, Paul
Last Action: Referred to Finance
Caption: Relating to the system for appraising property for ad valorem tax purposes; authorizing a fee.
SB 1808 Author: Bettencourt, Paul
Last Action: Referred to Finance
Caption: Relating to the confidentiality and use of information related to a taxpayer subject to audit by the comptroller.
SB 1809 Author: Bettencourt, Paul
Last Action: Referred to Finance
Caption: Relating to ad valorem tax protests and appeals.
SB 1981 Author: Bettencourt, Paul
Last Action: Referred to Finance
Caption: Relating to the eligibility of persons to participate in an ad valorem tax sale of real property.
SB 1994 Author: Bettencourt, Paul
Last Action: Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to municipal control of certain public retirement systems established for the benefit of municipal employees.
SB 2051 Author: Bettencourt, Paul
Last Action: Referred to Education
Caption: Relating to the study of public education performance.
SB 2053 Author: Bettencourt, Paul
Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the powers and duties of the Pine Forest Municipal Utility District; providing authority to issue bonds and impose a tax.
SB 2056 Author: Bettencourt, Paul | et. al.
Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the creation of the Montgomery County Municipal Utility District No. 148; granting a limited power of eminent domain; providing authority to issue bonds; providing authority to impose assessments, fees, and taxes.
SB 2059 Author: Bettencourt, Paul
Last Action: Referred to Urban Affairs
Caption: Relating to the composition of the governing body of certain metropolitan rapid transit authorities.
SCR 32 Author: Bettencourt, Paul
Last Action: Signed by the Governor
Caption: Urging Congress to expedite natural gas exports.
SJR 28 Author: Bettencourt, Paul | et. al.
Last Action: Referred to Finance
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment increasing the amount of the residence homestead exemption from ad valorem taxation for public school purposes and providing for a reduction of the limitation on the total amount of ad valorem taxes that may be imposed for those purposes on the homestead of an elderly or disabled person to reflect the increased exemption amount.
SJR 29 Author: Bettencourt, Paul | et. al.
Last Action: Left pending in committee
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment to extend the number of days that certain tangible personal property to be transported outside of this state is exempt from ad valorem taxation.
SJR 35 Author: Bettencourt, Paul
Last Action: Left pending in committee
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to exempt from ad valorem taxation by one or more political subdivisions tangible personal property used by the owner of the property to manufacture, process, or fabricate tangible personal property for ultimate sale.
SJR 36 Author: Bettencourt, Paul | et. al.
Last Action: Left pending in committee
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to exempt from ad valorem taxation income-producing tangible personal property valued at less than $50,000.
SJR 56 Author: Bettencourt, Paul
Last Action: Referred to Finance
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to exempt from ad valorem taxation by one or more political subdivisions of this state a person's inventory.
SJR 57 Author: Bettencourt, Paul
Last Action: Referred to Finance
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment increasing the amount of the residence homestead exemption from ad valorem taxation for public school purposes, providing for a reduction of the limitation on the total amount of ad valorem taxes that may be imposed for those purposes on the homestead of an elderly or disabled person to reflect the increased exemption amount, and extending the number of days that certain tangible personal property that is exempt from ad valorem taxation due to its temporary location in this state may remain located in this state before forfeiting the right to the exemption.
SR 16 Author: Bettencourt, Paul
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing the investiture of Jane Cummins as President of the Texas Lyceum.
SR 17 Author: Bettencourt, Paul
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: In memory of Cheryl Lynn McIntyre.
SR 309 Author: Bettencourt, Paul
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Commending the work of the KK125 Ovarian Cancer Research Foundation.