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HB 42 85-0 (2017) Author: Romero, Ramon Relating to a franchise tax credit for certain taxable entities offering postsecondary tuition assistance. House: Ways & Means Left pending in committee
HB 86 85-0 (2017) Author: Guillen, Ryan Relating to providing a sales and use tax refund or franchise tax credit for businesses that employ former offenders. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HB 102 85-0 (2017) Author: Guillen, Ryan Relating to exemptions from ad valorem taxes, the sales and use tax, and the franchise tax for certain businesses during an initial period of operation in this state. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HB 109 85-0 (2017) Author: White, James Relating to the permit required to transport alcoholic beverages between certain permitted premises; authorizing a fee. House: Licensing & Administrative Procedures Referred to Licensing & Administrative Procedures
HB 131 85-0 (2017) Author: Krause, Matt | et. al. Relating to exempting the intrastate manufacture of a firearm, a firearm accessory, or ammunition from federal regulation. House: Homeland Security & Public Safety Considered in Calendars
HB 146 85-0 (2017) Author: Davis, Sarah Relating to the use of supplemental nutrition assistance program benefits by electronic benefits transfer. House: Human Services Referred to Human Services
HB 293 85-0 (2017) Author: Muñoz, Jr., Sergio Relating to the distribution, sale, or offer for sale of a mislabeled abusable synthetic substance through the Internet. House: Business & Industry Left pending in committee
HB 296 85-0 (2017) Author: Muñoz, Jr., Sergio Relating to a deceptive act or practice related to the sale, marketing, packaging, or advertising of nitrous oxide. House: Business & Industry
Senate: Business & Commerce
Referred to Business & Commerce
HB 411 85-0 (2017) Author: Longoria, Oscar Relating to requiring photo identification for certain purchases paid with a credit card or debit card. House: Investments & Financial Services Referred to Investments & Financial Services
HB 447 85-0 (2017) Author: Bell, Cecil | et. al. Relating to the civil liability of certain businesses in connection with allowing or forbidding handguns on the business premises. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
HB 468 85-0 (2017) Author: Longoria, Oscar Relating to a restriction on certain accommodations in accessible hotel and motel guest rooms; providing a civil penalty. House: Business & Industry Referred to Business & Industry
HB 497 85-0 (2017) Author: Rinaldi, Matt | et. al. Relating to the liability of a business that allows handguns to be carried on the business's premises. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
HB 556 85-0 (2017) Author: Keough, Mark | et. al. Relating to the civil liability of certain persons in connection with allowing or forbidding handguns on the premises of a business or apartment complex. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence No action taken in committee
HB 606 85-0 (2017) Author: Springer, Drew | et. al. Relating to the liability of a person who allows handguns to be carried on property owned, leased, or managed by the person. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 628 85-0 (2017) Author: Howard, Donna Relating to the distribution, possession, purchase, consumption, and receipt of cigarettes, e-cigarettes, and tobacco products; providing penalties. House: Public Health Referred to Public Health
HB 666 85-0 (2017) Author: Canales, Terry Relating to the expunction of arrest records and files relating to certain nonviolent misdemeanor offenses. Filed
HB 670 85-0 (2017) Author: Canales, Terry | et. al. Relating to the expunction of arrest records and files relating to certain criminal offenses. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
Referred to Criminal Justice
HB 721 85-0 (2017) Author: Longoria, Oscar Relating to photo identification requirements for certain stored value card transactions. House: Investments & Financial Services Referred to Investments & Financial Services
HB 803 85-0 (2017) Author: Dale, Tony Relating to a temporary exemption from the sales and use tax and the franchise tax for certain businesses engaged in space flight activities. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HB 858 85-0 (2017) Author: Reynolds, Ron Relating to creating a disadvantaged business assistance program to be operated by the Texas Department of Transportation. House: Transportation Referred to Transportation
HB 873 85-0 (2017) Author: Pickett, Joseph | et. al.
Sponsor: Hughes, Bryan
Relating to prohibiting certain establishments serving the public from restricting a peace officer or special investigator from carrying a weapon on the premises. House: Homeland Security & Public Safety
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/17
HB 916 85-0 (2017) Author: Thierry, Shawn Relating to requiring financial institutions to report the suspected financial abuse of elderly persons; providing a civil and criminal penalty. House: Investments & Financial Services Referred to Investments & Financial Services
HB 959 85-0 (2017) Author: Thierry, Shawn | et. al. Relating to the financial abuse of elderly persons, including requiring financial institutions to report suspected financial abuse of elderly persons; providing a civil penalty; creating criminal offenses. House: Investments & Financial Services Referred to Investments & Financial Services
HB 996 85-0 (2017) Author: Capriglione, Giovanni | et. al. Relating to the regulation of business entities that provide assistance animals; providing a civil penalty. House: Licensing & Administrative Procedures Referred to Licensing & Administrative Procedures
HB 1084 85-0 (2017) Author: Goldman, Craig Relating to the interests of certain holding companies in certain repair facilities. House: Licensing & Administrative Procedures Withdrawn from schedule
HB 1137 85-0 (2017) Author: Davis, Yvonne Relating to restrictions on tax and fee benefits for certain private entities that outsource jobs to foreign countries. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HB 1142 85-0 (2017) Author: Davis, Sarah | et. al. Relating to prohibiting governmental contracts with a company doing business with Iran, Sudan, or a foreign terrorist organization. House: State Affairs Laid on the table subject to call
HB 1143 85-0 (2017) Author: Davis, Sarah Relating to investment prohibitions and divestment requirements for certain investments of public money. House: State Affairs Laid on the table subject to call
HB 1157 85-0 (2017) Author: Davis, Sarah Relating to the hold period for the disposition of and payment for items of goods acquired by pawnbrokers. House: Investments & Financial Services Left pending in committee
HB 1222 85-0 (2017) Author: Rinaldi, Matt | et. al. Relating to the suspension of certain licenses held by private employers for the knowing employment of persons not lawfully present in this state; authorizing a fee. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 1230 85-0 (2017) Author: Blanco, César Relating to franchise tax credits for businesses that employ veterans. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HB 1281 85-0 (2017) Author: Reynolds, Ron Relating to historically underutilized businesses and to goods and services purchased by governmental entities; providing penalties. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 1294 85-0 (2017) Author: Minjarez, Ina | et. al. Relating to the economic impact of closures on the state highway system during certain periods. House: Transportation Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 1435 85-0 (2017) Author: Wu, Gene Relating to commencement and prosecution of certain actions by and to investigations conducted by district and county attorneys under the Deceptive Trade Practices-Consumer Protection Act. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 1527 85-0 (2017) Author: Simmons, Ron | et. al. Relating to the consideration of ownership interests of certain persons with disabilities in determining whether a business is a historically underutilized business for purposes of state contracting. House: State Affairs Corrected committee report sent to Calendars
HB 1637 85-0 (2017) Author: Schaefer, Matt Relating to warning signs applicable to the carrying of weapons on the premises of certain holders of alcoholic beverage licenses and permits and to grounds for cancellation of those licenses and permits. House: Licensing & Administrative Procedures Referred to Licensing & Administrative Procedures
HB 1646 85-0 (2017) Author: Lozano, J. M. | et. al.
Sponsor: Hinojosa, Juan
Relating to the waiver of certain fees for an assumed name certificate or a statement of abandonment of use of an assumed name filed by a military veteran. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs
Senate: Veteran Affairs & Border Security
Effective on 9/1/17
HB 1701 85-0 (2017) Author: Parker, Tan
Sponsor: Hancock, Kelly
Relating to the presentation of the investment policy of certain governmental entities to a business organization that conducts investment transactions for the entity. House: Investments & Financial Services
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective on 9/1/17
HB 1767 85-0 (2017) Author: Collier, Nicole | et. al. Relating to the collection of consumer debt by debt buyers. House: Investments & Financial Services Left pending in committee
HB 1844 85-0 (2017) Author: Workman, Paul Relating to choice of law and venue for certain construction contracts. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Placed on General State Calendar
HB 1850 85-0 (2017) Author: Coleman, Garnet Relating to creation of a task force to study the effects of population growth on counties in this state. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 1859 85-0 (2017) Author: Simmons, Ron
Sponsor: Taylor, Van
Relating to certain rental-purchase agreements. House: Business & Industry
Senate: Business & Commerce
Vetoed by the Governor
HB 1874 85-0 (2017) Author: Anderson, Rodney | et. al. Relating to a program for the recycling of certain household batteries; authorizing a fee; providing civil and administrative penalties. House: Environmental Regulation Left pending in committee
HB 1902 85-0 (2017) Author: Sanford, Scott Relating to prohibiting the investment of certain retirement system funds in publicly traded business entities that donate to Planned Parenthood. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 1939 85-0 (2017) Author: Coleman, Garnet Relating to the regulation of the sale of dextromethorphan to minors; providing civil penalties. House: Public Health Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 1985 85-0 (2017) Author: Flynn, Dan | et. al. Relating to debt cancellation agreements offered in connection with certain retail installment contracts and leases for vehicles. House: Investments & Financial Services Laid on the table subject to call
HB 1995 85-0 (2017) Author: Elkins, Gary
Sponsor: Hughes, Bryan | et. al.
Relating to the Texas Uniform Trade Secrets Act. House: Government Transparency & Operation
Senate: Administration
Effective on 9/1/17
HB 2001 85-0 (2017) Author: Johnson, Eric Relating to fees charged by a consumer reporting agency for the placement, temporary lifting, or removal of a security freeze on the consumer file or record of certain consumers or protected consumers. House: Investments & Financial Services No action taken in committee
HB 2019 85-0 (2017) Author: King, Tracy | et. al.
Sponsor: Estes, Craig
Relating to the regulation of manufactured homes. House: Licensing & Administrative Procedures
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective on 9/1/17
HB 2020 85-0 (2017) Author: Uresti, Tomas Relating to the creation of an offense prohibiting advertisements on an Internet website of certain prostitution offenses. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 2024 85-0 (2017) Author: Davis, Yvonne Relating to the publication of an image that depicts an individual without the individual's consent; imposing a civil penalty. House: Business & Industry Referred to Business & Industry
HB 2027 85-0 (2017) Author: Goldman, Craig
Sponsor: Taylor, Van
Relating to the repeal of certain laws regulating the sale or transfer of secondhand watches. House: Licensing & Administrative Procedures
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective immediately
HB 2029 85-0 (2017) Author: Lozano, J. M. | et. al.
Sponsor: Perry, Charles
Relating to the exemption of certain commercial weighing or measuring devices from registration and inspection requirements. House: Licensing & Administrative Procedures
Senate: Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs
Effective on 9/1/17
HB 2167 85-0 (2017) Author: Schubert, Leighton | et. al. Relating to state money or credit or a state guarantee used or provided for high-speed rail owned by a private entity. House: Transportation Left pending in committee
HB 2170 85-0 (2017) Author: Kacal, Kyle | et. al. Relating to responsibility for defects in the plans, specifications, or related documents for the construction or repair of an improvement to real property. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HB 2176 85-0 (2017) Author: Parker, Tan Relating to surcharges imposed for the use of a credit card; providing a civil penalty. House: Investments & Financial Services
Senate: Business & Commerce
Referred to Business & Commerce
HB 2250 85-0 (2017) Author: Darby, Drew Relating to the classification of certain entities as primarily engaged in retail trade for purposes of the franchise tax. House: Ways & Means Placed on General State Calendar
HB 2266 85-0 (2017) Author: White, James | et. al. Relating to requiring certain retailers to ensure that certain products sold or leased by the retailers contain a digital blocking capability that renders obscene material inaccessible; creating a criminal offense. House: Business & Industry Referred to Business & Industry
HB 2279 85-0 (2017) Author: Goldman, Craig
Sponsor: Hancock, Kelly
Relating to the regulation of residential service contracts. House: Licensing & Administrative Procedures
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective on 1/1/18
HB 2333 85-0 (2017) Author: Elkins, Gary | et. al. Relating to a breach of system security of a business that exposes consumer credit card or debit card information; providing a civil penalty. House: Business & Industry Left pending in committee
HB 2339 85-0 (2017) Author: Thompson, Senfronia
Sponsor: Zaffirini, Judith
Relating to trade-in credit agreements offered in connection with certain motor vehicle retail installment contracts. House: Investments & Financial Services
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective on 9/1/17
HB 2343 85-0 (2017) Author: Workman, Paul | et. al. Relating to prerequisites to asserting certain claims arising from certain construction defects. House: Business & Industry Placed on General State Calendar
HB 2382 85-0 (2017) Author: Parker, Tan Relating to information required to be disclosed by certain investors of publicly traded companies whose headquarters are located in this state; creating an offense. House: Investments & Financial Services Referred to Investments & Financial Services
HB 2385 85-0 (2017) Author: Leach, Jeff Relating to benefits offered to purchasers by builders of new residences. House: Business & Industry Referred to Business & Industry
HB 2483 85-0 (2017) Author: Parker, Tan Relating to the capture, use, or recording of certain items for commercial purposes, including the prosecution of criminal offenses regarding unauthorized recordings. House: Business & Industry Placed on General State Calendar
HB 2521 85-0 (2017) Author: Perez, Mary Ann Relating to the disclosure or release by a criminal justice agency of photographs taken pursuant to an arrest or other involvement in the criminal justice system. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
HB 2551 85-0 (2017) Author: Parker, Tan Relating to regulation of short-term rentals by municipalities and counties. House: Urban Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 2589 85-0 (2017) Author: Button, Angie | et. al. Relating to the appraisal for ad valorem tax purposes of tangible personal property held for sale at retail. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HB 2594 85-0 (2017) Author: Villalba, Jason Relating to the creation of the chancery court and the court of chancery appeals to hear certain cases; authorizing fees. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Referred to Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
HB 2641 85-0 (2017) Author: Sanford, Scott Relating to Internet broadcasts of meetings held by the board of directors of a community development corporation. House: Government Transparency & Operation Referred to Government Transparency & Operation
HB 2644 85-0 (2017) Author: Sanford, Scott Relating to prohibiting the use of money in the Texas economic development fund or the Texas Enterprise Fund to finance a facility or establishment at which gambling is to be conducted. House: Appropriations Referred to Appropriations
HB 2779 85-0 (2017) Author: Schaefer, Matt | et. al. Relating to protecting freedom of conscience from government discrimination. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 2826 85-0 (2017) Author: Oliveira, René Relating to partnerships, limited liability companies, and other domestic and foreign entities and to series of limited liability companies and foreign entities. House: Business & Industry Laid on the table subject to call
HB 2827 85-0 (2017) Author: Oliveira, René Relating to corporations, associations, real estate investment trusts, and related entities; authorizing fees. House: Business & Industry Laid on the table subject to call
HB 2828 85-0 (2017) Author: Oliveira, René | et. al. Relating to the regulation of certain sweepstakes in this state. House: Business & Industry Placed on General State Calendar
HB 2832 85-0 (2017) Author: Oliveira, René | et. al.
Sponsor: Nichols, Robert
Relating to notice by a property owner to a mortgage servicer that the owner intends to enter into a contract with a property tax lender. House: Business & Industry
Senate: Business & Commerce
Left pending in committee
HB 2839 85-0 (2017) Author: Longoria, Oscar Relating to photo identification for certain debit or credit card transactions. House: Investments & Financial Services Returned to Local & Consent Calendars Comm.
HB 2843 85-0 (2017) Author: Burrows, Dustin Relating to recovery of attorney's fees in certain civil cases. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Referred to Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
HB 2856 85-0 (2017) Author: Villalba, Jason
Sponsor: Estes, Craig
Relating to names of domestic and foreign filing entities for transacting business in this state. House: Business & Industry
Senate: Business & Commerce
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HB 2876 85-0 (2017) Author: Sanford, Scott | et. al. Relating to the rights of wedding industry professionals and their employees in connection with the provision of goods, services, and facilities that would violate a sincerely held religious belief. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 2923 85-0 (2017) Author: Alonzo, Roberto Relating to prohibiting the transmission of unsolicited commercial electronic mail messages to certain persons. House: Business & Industry Referred to Business & Industry
HB 2973 85-0 (2017) Author: Button, Angie Relating to the authority of the commissioners court of a county to exempt the inventory of certain retail businesses from ad valorem taxation by the county. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HB 3045 85-0 (2017) Author: Dale, Tony
Sponsor: Schwertner, Charles
Relating to an election to reduce or increase the sales and use tax rate imposed by a municipality for the benefit of a Type B development corporation. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Finance
Effective immediately
HB 3079 85-0 (2017) Author: Uresti, Tomas Relating to imposing a tax on animal-tested cosmetics; providing a penalty. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HB 3081 85-0 (2017) Author: Capriglione, Giovanni | et. al. Relating to the regulation of persons and business activities subject to regulation by certain finance agencies. House: Investments & Financial Services Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 3150 85-0 (2017) Author: Burns, DeWayne | et. al. Relating to a merchant allowing a person suspected of committing or attempting to commit theft to complete a theft education program. House: Business & Industry
Senate: Criminal Justice
Referred to Criminal Justice
HB 3154 85-0 (2017) Author: Smithee, John Relating to creation, attachment, perfection, and enforcement of certain liens in the slaughtering of livestock. House: Agriculture & Livestock Withdrawn from schedule
HB 3163 85-0 (2017) Author: Button, Angie Relating to persons engaged in business as a vehicle lessor or vehicle lease facilitator. House: Licensing & Administrative Procedures Placed on General State Calendar
HB 3224 85-0 (2017) Author: Perez, Mary Ann Relating to requiring dealers and investment advisers to report suspected financial abuse of elderly persons; providing a civil penalty; creating a criminal offense. House: Investments & Financial Services Left pending in committee
HB 3298 85-0 (2017) Author: Martinez, Armando Relating to warning signs posted by certain food service establishments that prepare food items containing peanut products. House: Public Health Referred to Public Health
HB 3308 85-0 (2017) Author: Kuempel, John Relating to certain vehicle protection products. House: Business & Industry Referred to Business & Industry
HB 3322 85-0 (2017) Author: Guillen, Ryan Relating to the use of certain words to imply that a person who is not an attorney is authorized to practice immigration law and the prosecution of a cause of action arising from that practice and educational requirements for a notary public appointment; authorizing a fee; affecting the prosecution of a criminal offense. House: State Affairs Placed on General State Calendar
HB 3459 85-0 (2017) Author: Davis, Yvonne Relating to requiring a business to pre-disclose the recording of a telephone conversation with a consumer; providing a civil penalty. House: Business & Industry Referred to Business & Industry
HB 3482 85-0 (2017) Author: Hinojosa, Gina Relating to clarifying the law regarding local government prohibitions or restrictions on the sale or use of a container or package. House: Urban Affairs Placed on General State Calendar
HB 3488 85-0 (2017) Author: Hinojosa, Gina | et. al.
Sponsor: Estes, Craig
Relating to authorizing public benefit corporations. House: Economic & Small Business Development
Senate: Natural Resources & Economic Development
Effective on 9/1/17
HB 3508 85-0 (2017) Author: Neave, Victoria Relating to a contract or other agreement between certain governmental entities and a credit services organization or related business. House: Investments & Financial Services Left pending in committee
HB 3582 85-0 (2017) Author: Paddie, Chris
Sponsor: Buckingham, Dawn | et. al.
Relating to agriculture, including the regulation of seed by a political subdivision and the abolition of certain entities associated with the Department of Agriculture. House: Agriculture & Livestock
Senate: Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs
Committee report printed and distributed
HB 3621 85-0 (2017) Author: Villalba, Jason Relating to a franchise tax discount under certain circumstances. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HB 3725 85-0 (2017) Author: Walle, Armando Relating to the priority of a transferred ad valorem tax lien. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HB 3744 85-0 (2017) Author: Walle, Armando Relating to the regulation of the retention, storage, transportation, and disposal of used or scrap tires; providing a civil penalty; creating a criminal offense. House: Environmental Regulation Failed to receive affirmative vote in comm.
HB 3797 85-0 (2017) Author: Alonzo, Roberto Relating to the regulation of call centers; providing a civil penalty. House: Business & Industry Referred to Business & Industry
HB 3820 85-0 (2017) Author: Dale, Tony Relating to the authority of chiropractors to form certain business entities with certain other professions. House: Public Health Referred to Public Health
HB 3867 85-0 (2017) Author: Smithee, John Relating to unconscionable prices charged by certain health care facilities for medical care. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
HB 3902 85-0 (2017) Author: Thompson, Senfronia | et. al. Relating to commencement and prosecution of certain actions by and to investigations conducted by district and county attorneys under the Deceptive Trade Practices-Consumer Protection Act. House: Business & Industry Placed on General State Calendar
HB 3927 85-0 (2017) Author: Schaefer, Matt Relating to requiring an economic development corporation to file with the comptroller a report regarding bonds issued by the corporation. House: Economic & Small Business Development Left pending in committee
HB 3931 85-0 (2017) Author: Schaefer, Matt Relating to the provision of and local regulation of certain for-hire passenger transportation. House: Transportation Referred to Transportation
HB 4077 85-0 (2017) Author: Dukes, Dawnna Relating to the disposition and identification of certain goods acquired by recycling entities and pawnbrokers; providing an administrative penalty. House: Investments & Financial Services Left pending in committee
HB 4085 85-0 (2017) Author: Burrows, Dustin Relating to certain courses or activities approved by the board of trustees of a school district for course credit. House: Public Education Left pending in committee
HB 4097 85-0 (2017) Author: Cain, Briscoe Relating to prohibition of certain regulations by a county, municipality, or other political subdivision. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 4171 85-0 (2017) Author: Guillen, Ryan | et. al. Relating to the state designation of employee owned corporations. House: Business & Industry Failed to receive affirmative vote in comm.
HB 4201 85-0 (2017) Author: Perez, Mary Ann | et. al. Relating to the publication, republication, or other dissemination of mug shots and certain other information regarding the involvement of an individual in the criminal justice system; increasing civil penalties. House: Business & Industry Referred to Business & Industry
HB 4261 85-0 (2017) Author: Elkins, Gary Relating to the transparent disclosure of Internet advertising practices. House: Government Transparency & Operation No action taken in committee
HJR 96 85-0 (2017) Author: Button, Angie Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to permit one or more political subdivisions of this state to exempt from ad valorem taxation a person's inventory held for sale at retail. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HR 2616 85-0 (2017) Author: Kuempel, John Suspending limitations on conference committee jurisdiction, S.B. No. 2065. Reported enrolled
SB 86 85-0 (2017) Author: Hall, Bob | et. al. Relating to the liability of a property owner who allows handguns to be carried on the owner's property. Senate: State Affairs Co-author authorized
SB 92 85-0 (2017) Author: Hall, Bob Relating to prohibition of certain regulations by a county, municipality, or other political subdivision. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SB 103 85-0 (2017) Author: Hall, Bob Relating to the provision of bags to customers of a business at the point of sale. Senate: Business & Commerce Left pending in committee
SB 105 85-0 (2017) Author: Hall, Bob Relating to abolishing the Pan American Games trust fund, Olympic Games trust fund, Major Events reimbursement program fund, Motor Sports Racing trust fund, and Events trust fund. Senate: Natural Resources & Economic Development Left pending in committee
SB 113 85-0 (2017) Author: Huffines, Don | et. al. Relating to the provision of and local regulation of certain for-hire passenger transportation. Senate: Business & Commerce Co-author authorized
SB 252 85-0 (2017) Author: Taylor, Van
Sponsor: Davis, Sarah | et. al.
Relating to prohibiting governmental contracts with a company doing business with Iran, Sudan, or a foreign terrorist organization. House: State Affairs
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective on 9/1/17
SB 253 85-0 (2017) Author: Taylor, Van | et. al.
Sponsor: Davis, Sarah
Relating to investment prohibitions and divestment requirements for certain investments of public money. House: State Affairs
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective immediately
SB 341 85-0 (2017) Author: Perry, Charles | et. al.
Sponsor: Goldman, Craig
Relating to the consequences of the possession of illegal synthetic cannabinoids on a holder of or applicant for certain alcoholic beverage licenses and liability of a person who provides, sells, or serves a synthetic cannabinoid to another person. House: Licensing & Administrative Procedures
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective on 9/1/17
SB 350 85-0 (2017) Author: Taylor, Van Relating to the repeal of certain laws regulating the sale or transfer of secondhand watches. Senate: Business & Commerce Not again placed on intent calendar
SB 393 85-0 (2017) Author: Burton, Konni Relating to abolishing the Texas Enterprise Fund and the disposition of the balance of that fund. Senate: Natural Resources & Economic Development Referred to Natural Resources & Economic Development
SB 400 85-0 (2017) Author: Kolkhorst, Lois Relating to the verification of information provided to the comptroller and contained in reports on compliance with agreements under the Texas Economic Development Act. House: Economic & Small Business Development
Senate: Natural Resources & Economic Development
Left pending in committee
SB 449 85-0 (2017) Author: Burton, Konni Relating to the carrying of a concealed handgun on the premises of certain businesses. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SB 451 85-0 (2017) Author: Hancock, Kelly | et. al. Relating to regulation of short-term rentals and short-term rental marketplaces by municipalities and counties. House: Urban Affairs
Senate: Business & Commerce
Referred to Urban Affairs
SB 453 85-0 (2017) Author: Hancock, Kelly Relating to the interests of certain holding companies in certain repair facilities. Senate: Business & Commerce No action taken in committee
SB 560 85-0 (2017) Author: Hancock, Kelly
Sponsor: Parker, Tan
Relating to surcharges imposed for the use of a credit card; providing a civil penalty. House: Investments & Financial Services
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective on 9/1/17
SB 570 85-0 (2017) Author: Rodríguez, José | et. al.
Sponsor: Walle, Armando | et. al.
Relating to the regulation of the retention, storage, transportation, disposal, processing, and reuse of used or scrap tires; providing a civil penalty; creating a criminal offense. House: Environmental Regulation
Senate: Natural Resources & Economic Development
Vetoed by the Governor
SB 666 85-0 (2017) Author: Kolkhorst, Lois | et. al.
Sponsor: Miller, Rick
Relating to a sign required to be posted in the restrooms of sexually oriented businesses; creating a criminal offense. House: Licensing & Administrative Procedures
Senate: Business & Commerce
Committee report sent to Calendars
SB 679 85-0 (2017) Author: Hancock, Kelly | et. al.
Sponsor: Dale, Tony | et. al.
Relating to the authority of chiropractors to form certain business entities with certain other professions. House: Public Health
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective immediately
SB 784 85-0 (2017) Author: Hinojosa, Juan Relating to the waiver of certain fees for an assumed name certificate or a statement of abandonment of use of an assumed name filed by a military veteran. Senate: Veteran Affairs & Border Security Referred to Vet Affairs & Border Security
SB 791 85-0 (2017) Author: Miles, Borris Relating to the financial abuse of elderly persons, including requiring financial institutions to report suspected financial abuse of elderly persons; providing a civil penalty; creating criminal offenses. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SB 792 85-0 (2017) Author: Miles, Borris Relating to requiring financial institutions to report the suspected financial abuse of elderly persons; providing a civil and criminal penalty. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SB 807 85-0 (2017) Author: Creighton, Brandon
Sponsor: Workman, Paul
Relating to choice of law and venue for certain construction contracts. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/17
SB 836 85-0 (2017) Author: Rodríguez, José Relating to a contract or other agreement between certain governmental entities and a credit services organization or related business. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SB 916 85-0 (2017) Author: Seliger, Kel Relating to the regulation of the sale of dextromethorphan to minors; providing civil penalties. Senate: Health & Human Services Referred to Health & Human Services
SB 938 85-0 (2017) Author: Taylor, Van Relating to certain rental-purchase agreements. Senate: Business & Commerce Not again placed on intent calendar
SB 980 85-0 (2017) Author: Schwertner, Charles Relating to state money or credit or a state guarantee used or provided for high-speed rail owned by a private entity. Senate: Transportation Committee report printed and distributed
SB 1052 85-0 (2017) Author: Hughes, Bryan
Sponsor: Flynn, Dan
Relating to certain retail installment contracts and leases for vehicles; providing for a civil penalty. House: Investments & Financial Services
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective on 9/1/17
SB 1110 85-0 (2017) Author: Birdwell, Brian Relating to allowing a person suspected of committing or attempting to commit theft to complete an education program offered by a merchant. Senate: Criminal Justice No action taken in committee
SB 1155 85-0 (2017) Author: Menéndez, José Relating to fees paid to certain credit services organizations in connection with certain extensions of consumer credit. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SB 1303 85-0 (2017) Author: Lucio, Jr., Eddie Relating to the establishment of school district policies regarding the marketing and commercial advertising of food products on school district property. Senate: Education Referred to Education
SB 1343 85-0 (2017) Author: Hughes, Bryan
Sponsor: Parker, Tan
Relating to the capture, use, or recording of certain items for commercial purposes, including the prosecution of criminal offenses regarding unauthorized recordings. House: Business & Industry
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/17
SB 1381 85-0 (2017) Author: Hughes, Bryan | et. al.
Sponsor: Longoria, Oscar
Relating to photo identification for certain debit or credit card transactions. House: Investments & Financial Services
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective on 1/1/18
SB 1387 85-0 (2017) Author: Hinojosa, Juan Relating to certain requirements for designation as a qualified business under the enterprise zone program. Senate: Natural Resources & Economic Development Referred to Natural Resources & Economic Development
SB 1397 85-0 (2017) Author: Nichols, Robert Relating to notice by a property owner to a mortgage servicer that the owner intends to enter into a contract with a property tax lender. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SB 1409 85-0 (2017) Author: Menéndez, José Relating to a breach of system security of a business that exposes consumer credit card or debit card information; providing a civil penalty. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SB 1425 85-0 (2017) Author: Hancock, Kelly Relating to the regulation of business entities that provide assistance animals; providing a civil penalty. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SB 1500 85-0 (2017) Author: Zaffirini, Judith
Sponsor: Kuempel, John
Relating to certain vehicle protection products. House: Business & Industry
Senate: Business & Commerce
Committee report sent to Calendars
SB 1517 85-0 (2017) Author: Hancock, Kelly
Sponsor: Oliveira, René
Relating to partnerships, limited liability companies, and other domestic and foreign entities and to series of limited liability companies and foreign entities. House: Business & Industry
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective on 9/1/17
SB 1518 85-0 (2017) Author: Hancock, Kelly
Sponsor: Oliveira, René
Relating to corporations, associations, real estate investment trusts, and related entities; authorizing fees. House: Business & Industry
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective on 9/1/17
SB 1530 85-0 (2017) Author: Estes, Craig Relating to the regulation of persons and business activities subject to regulation by certain finance agencies. Senate: Business & Commerce Left pending in committee
SB 1579 85-0 (2017) Author: Garcia, Sylvia Relating to authorizing the secretary of state to terminate the existence of a domestic filing entity if a substantial owner or governing person of the entity has been convicted of human trafficking or compelling prostitution. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 1736 85-0 (2017) Author: Hughes, Bryan | et. al.
Sponsor: Springer, Drew
Relating to the liability of a person who allows handguns to be carried on property owned, controlled, or managed by the person. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: State Affairs
Committee report sent to Calendars
SB 1739 85-0 (2017) Author: Miles, Borris | et. al.
Sponsor: Gutierrez, Roland
Relating to the suspension, termination, and reinstatement of certain services provided to military service members who are serving on active duty. House: Business & Industry
Senate: Business & Commerce
Committee report sent to Calendars
SB 1835 85-0 (2017) Author: Estes, Craig Relating to names of domestic and foreign filing entities for transacting business in this state; creating an offense. Senate: Business & Commerce Left pending in committee
SB 1945 85-0 (2017) Author: Hughes, Bryan Relating to the Texas Uniform Trade Secrets Act. Senate: State Affairs Committee report printed and distributed
SB 1949 85-0 (2017) Author: Hughes, Bryan Relating to the regulation of certain sweepstakes in this state. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 1994 85-0 (2017) Author: Zaffirini, Judith | et. al.
Sponsor: Ortega, Evelina "Lina"
Relating to residential mortgage loans, including the financing of residential real estate purchases by means of a wrap mortgage loan; providing licensing requirements; authorizing an administrative penalty. House: Investments & Financial Services
Senate: Business & Commerce
Placed on General State Calendar
SB 2064 85-0 (2017) Author: Hancock, Kelly Relating to unconscionable prices charged by certain health care facilities for medical care. Senate: Business & Commerce Left pending in committee
SB 2065 85-0 (2017) Author: Hancock, Kelly
Sponsor: Kuempel, John
Relating to the licensing and regulation of certain occupations and activities. House: Licensing & Administrative Procedures
Senate: Business & Commerce
See remarks for effective date
SB 2097 85-0 (2017) Author: Hall, Bob Relating to the use of gold and silver coins and bullion. Senate: Finance Referred to Finance
SB 2127 85-0 (2017) Author: Taylor, Larry Relating to limitations on the information reported by consumer reporting agencies. House: Business & Industry
Senate: Business & Commerce
Left pending in committee
SB 2136 85-0 (2017) Author: Lucio, Jr., Eddie Relating to the establishment of a matching grant program for community development in certain municipalities and counties. Senate: Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs Referred to Agriculture, Water, & Rural Affairs
SB 2178 85-0 (2017) Author: Huffines, Don Relating to judicial review of certain regulations that apply to state licensees. Senate: Business & Commerce Left pending in committee
SB 2192 85-0 (2017) Author: Garcia, Sylvia | et. al. Relating to the economic impact of closures on the state highway system during certain periods. Senate: Transportation Referred to Transportation
SB 2206 85-0 (2017) Author: Hancock, Kelly Relating to information required to be disclosed by certain investors of publicly traded companies whose headquarters are located in this state. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SB 2216 85-0 (2017) Author: Nichols, Robert Relating to state fiscal matters regarding business and economic development. Senate: Finance Referred to Finance
SR 938 85-0 (2017) Author: Hancock, Kelly Suspending limitations on conference committee jurisdiction on SB 2065. Reported enrolled
HB 134 85-1 (2017) Author: Reynolds, Ron Relating to historically underutilized businesses and to goods and services purchased by governmental entities; providing penalties. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 291 85-1 (2017) Author: Collier, Nicole Relating to the collection of consumer debt by debt buyers. House: Investments & Financial Services Referred to Investments & Financial Services
HB 350 85-1 (2017) Author: Burkett, Cindy Relating to an exemption from ad valorem taxation of income-producing tangible personal property owned by certain small businesses. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HJR 48 85-1 (2017) Author: Burkett, Cindy Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to exempt from ad valorem taxation income-producing tangible personal property owned by certain small businesses. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
SB 23 85-1 (2017) Author: Hall, Bob Relating to prohibition of certain regulations by a county, municipality, or other political subdivision. Filed
SB 100 85-1 (2017) Author: Hall, Bob Relating to exempting the intrastate manufacture of a firearm, a firearm accessory, or ammunition from federal regulation. Filed
HB 55 84-0 (2015) Author: Martinez, Armando Relating to the use of the Texas Enterprise Fund for veterans hospitals. House: Economic & Small Business Development Left pending in committee
HB 87 84-0 (2015) Author: González, Mary Relating to the collection and recycling of computer and television equipment by certain retailers; providing for the imposition of administrative penalties. House: Environmental Regulation Left pending in committee
HB 146 84-0 (2015) Author: Menéndez, José Relating to requiring photo identification for certain credit card purchases. House: Investments & Financial Services Referred to Investments & Financial Services
HB 149 84-0 (2015) Author: Menéndez, José Relating to photo identification requirements for certain stored value card purchases. House: Investments & Financial Services Referred to Investments & Financial Services
HB 257 84-0 (2015) Author: Farney, Marsha | et. al.
Sponsor: Huffman, Joan | et. al.
Relating to a judge's or justice's significant interest in a business entity that owns, manages, or operates a private correctional or rehabilitation facility. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
HB 421 84-0 (2015) Author: Krause, Matt | et. al. Relating to exempting the intrastate manufacture of a firearm, a firearm accessory, or ammunition from federal regulation. House: State & Federal Power & Responsibility, Select Left pending in committee
HB 496 84-0 (2015) Author: González, Mary Relating to civil and criminal liability for the unlawful disclosure or promotion of certain intimate visual material; creating an offense. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 546 84-0 (2015) Author: White, James Relating to a prohibition on state contracting for goods produced through forced labor; providing penalties. House: Government Transparency & Operation Left pending in committee
HB 610 84-0 (2015) Author: Davis, Sarah Relating to the statute of limitations for an action on a credit card account. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence No action taken in committee
HB 880 84-0 (2015) Author: Reynolds, Ron Relating to creating a disadvantaged business assistance program to be operated by the Texas Department of Transportation. House: Transportation Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 968 84-0 (2015) Author: Hernandez, Ana | et. al.
Sponsor: Garcia, Sylvia
Relating to civil liability of shareholders and members of certain legal entities that engage in the trafficking of persons. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: State Affairs
Effective immediately
HB 991 84-0 (2015) Author: Bohac, Dwayne | et. al.
Sponsor: Huffines, Don
Relating to the display of notice of federal and state tax rates for motor fuel sold at retail. House: Business & Industry
Senate: Transportation
Effective on 1/1/16
HB 1001 84-0 (2015) Author: Davis, Yvonne Relating to restrictions on tax and fee benefits for certain private entities that outsource jobs to foreign countries; changing taxes and fees. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HB 1006 84-0 (2015) Author: Davis, Yvonne Relating to the preference given by state agencies to goods offered by bidders in this state or manufactured, produced, or grown in this state or in the United States. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 1020 84-0 (2015) Author: Giddings, Helen | et. al. Relating to credit services organizations and extensions of consumer credit facilitated by credit services organizations; providing civil and administrative penalties. House: Investments & Financial Services Left pending in committee
HB 1120 84-0 (2015) Author: Sanford, Scott Relating to creation of entities affiliated with a church organized as a nonprofit corporation. House: Business & Industry Referred to Business & Industry
HB 1199 84-0 (2015) Author: Simpson, David | et. al. Relating to deceptive representations or other conduct concerning certain synthetic substances as a violation of the Deceptive Trade Practices-Consumer Protection Act. House: Business & Industry Placed on General State Calendar
HB 1208 84-0 (2015) Author: Bell, Cecil | et. al. Relating to lender notice of default to contractors regarding certain construction loans or financing agreements for the improvement of real property and related procedures for suspending contractors' and subcontractors' performance. House: Business & Industry Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 1251 84-0 (2015) Author: Alvarado, Carol | et. al.
Sponsor: West, Royce | et. al.
Relating to the transfer of compensation experience for purposes of the Texas Unemployment Compensation Act. House: Economic & Small Business Development
Senate: Natural Resources & Economic Development
Effective on 9/1/15
HB 1265 84-0 (2015) Author: Wu, Gene | et. al.
Sponsor: Eltife, Kevin
Relating to a deceptive act or practice involving a solicitation in connection with a good or service or involving the production, sale, distribution, or promotion of certain synthetic substances. House: Business & Industry
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective on 9/1/15
HB 1320 84-0 (2015) Author: Deshotel, Joe Relating to certain information reported by consumer reporting agencies. House: Business & Industry Withdrawn from schedule
HB 1356 84-0 (2015) Author: Isaac, Jason Relating to the sale or rental of certain motor vehicle tires; creating a criminal offense. House: Transportation Referred directly to s/c on Long-term Infrastructure Planning by chair
HB 1377 84-0 (2015) Author: Longoria, Oscar Relating to a restriction on certain accommodations in accessible hotel guest rooms; providing a civil penalty. House: Business & Industry Referred to Business & Industry
HB 1389 84-0 (2015) Author: Villalba, Jason Relating to the funding of certain activities related to the commercialization of emerging technologies. House: Economic & Small Business Development Left pending in committee
HB 1556 84-0 (2015) Author: Miller, Rick | et. al. Relating to prohibition of certain regulations by a county, municipality, or other political subdivision. House: Urban Affairs Referred to Urban Affairs
HB 1603 84-0 (2015) Author: Villalba, Jason Relating to the creation of the chancery court and the court of chancery appeals to hear certain cases; authorizing fees. House: Business & Industry Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 1634 84-0 (2015) Author: Romero, Ramon | et. al. Relating to a franchise tax credit for certain taxable entities offering postsecondary tuition assistance. House: Ways & Means Left pending in committee
HB 1685 84-0 (2015) Author: Hughes, Bryan Relating to the satisfaction of a condition of community supervision requiring performance of community service. House: Corrections Considered in Local & Consent Calendars
HB 1686 84-0 (2015) Author: Farney, Marsha | et. al. Relating to excluding a franchisor as an employer of a franchisee or a franchisee's employees. House: Business & Industry Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 1693 84-0 (2015) Author: Isaac, Jason Relating to a prohibition on the sale of motor fuel mixed with ethanol; imposing civil and criminal penalties. House: Agriculture & Livestock Left pending in committee
HB 1696 84-0 (2015) Author: Capriglione, Giovanni Relating to the sale or delivery of motor fuel. House: Agriculture & Livestock Referred to Agriculture & Livestock
HB 1703 84-0 (2015) Author: Dukes, Dawnna Relating to the disposition and identification of certain goods acquired by recycling entities and pawnbrokers; providing a civil penalty. House: Environmental Regulation Left pending in committee
HB 1726 84-0 (2015) Author: Oliveira, René Relating to a study by the consumer credit commissioner regarding payment by mortgage lenders of property tax loans. House: Investments & Financial Services Referred to Investments & Financial Services
HB 1785 84-0 (2015) Author: Dutton, Jr., Harold V. Relating to reducing the amount of a fee imposed on certain sexually oriented businesses. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HB 1792 84-0 (2015) Author: Springer, Drew Relating to regulation of residential short-term rental units and collection and reporting periods of hotel occupancy taxes; creating a criminal offense; amending provisions subject to a criminal penalty. House: Urban Affairs Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 1805 84-0 (2015) Author: Dutton, Jr., Harold V. Relating to abolishing a fee imposed on certain sexually oriented businesses. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HB 1810 84-0 (2015) Author: Giddings, Helen
Sponsor: Huffines, Don
Relating to the sale of prison-made products to certain persons. House: Corrections
Senate: Criminal Justice
Placed on intent calendar
HB 1881 84-0 (2015) Author: Capriglione, Giovanni | et. al.
Sponsor: Creighton, Brandon
Relating to authorizing certain private schools to charge fees for processing or handling certain payments or payment transactions. House: Investments & Financial Services
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective immediately
HB 1907 84-0 (2015) Author: Phillips, Larry Relating to a study by the Texas Department of Transportation of the navigability of the Red River for commercial purposes. House: Transportation Left pending in committee
HB 1936 84-0 (2015) Author: Oliveira, René | et. al. Relating to notice by a property owner to a mortgage servicer that the owner intends to enter into a contract with a property tax lender. House: Business & Industry
Senate: Business & Commerce
Referred to Business & Commerce
HB 1939 84-0 (2015) Author: Rinaldi, Matt | et. al. Relating to the provision of bags to customers of a business at the point of sale. House: Urban Affairs Referred to Urban Affairs
HB 2043 84-0 (2015) Author: Sheets, Kenneth Relating to a local option exemption from ad valorem taxation of a portion of the appraised value of real property of a business that employs honorably discharged veterans. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HB 2052 84-0 (2015) Author: Bohac, Dwayne
Sponsor: Seliger, Kel
Relating to loss damage waivers in connection with the rental of certain heavy equipment; providing penalties. House: Business & Industry
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective on 9/1/15
HB 2063 84-0 (2015) Author: Oliveira, René
Sponsor: Zaffirini, Judith
Relating to the recording and effective date of certain documents relating to nonjudicial foreclosure sales. House: Business & Industry
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective on 9/1/15
HB 2069 84-0 (2015) Author: Oliveira, René Relating to the administration of foreclosure sales of real property. House: Business & Industry Reported favorably as substituted
HB 2074 84-0 (2015) Author: Anderson, Charles "Doc" Relating to the eligibility of a Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association finals event to receive funding through a major events trust fund. House: Economic & Small Business Development Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 2076 84-0 (2015) Author: Oliveira, René | et. al.
Sponsor: Nichols, Robert
Relating to notice requirements and other procedures relating to the possession or sale of a motor vehicle, motorboat, vessel, or outboard motor by a possessory lienholder. House: Business & Industry
Senate: Business & Commerce
See remarks for effective date
HB 2111 84-0 (2015) Author: Sheets, Kenneth Relating to an exemption from the franchise tax and certain filing fees for certain businesses owned by veterans during an initial period of operation in the state. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HB 2136 84-0 (2015) Author: Button, Angie | et. al. Relating to the exemption of inventory of certain retail businesses from ad valorem taxation by a school district. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HB 2142 84-0 (2015) Author: Oliveira, René | et. al. Relating to corporations and fundamental business transactions. House: Business & Industry Laid on the table subject to call
HB 2144 84-0 (2015) Author: Oliveira, René | et. al. Relating to partnerships and limited liability companies. House: Business & Industry Laid on the table subject to call
HB 2192 84-0 (2015) Author: Springer, Drew Relating to a project authorized to be undertaken by certain Type B economic development corporations in connection with certain multifamily housing. House: Economic & Small Business Development Referred to Economic & Small Business Development
HB 2273 84-0 (2015) Author: Turner, Chris Relating to a contract or other agreement between certain governmental entities and a credit services organization or credit access business. House: General Investigating & Ethics Left pending in committee
HB 2305 84-0 (2015) Author: Canales, Terry Relating to the eligibility for an exemption from ad valorem taxation for property used by certain nonprofit community business organizations. House: Ways & Means Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 2333 84-0 (2015) Author: Raymond, Richard Peña Relating to the duty of business entities to use an automated external defibrillator. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Referred to Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
HB 2335 84-0 (2015) Author: Collier, Nicole Relating to an annual report of used motor vehicle purchaser complaints. House: Licensing & Administrative Procedures Referred to Licensing & Administrative Procedures
HB 2358 84-0 (2015) Author: Lucio III, Eddie | et. al.
Sponsor: Eltife, Kevin
Relating to the exemption from certain registration and licensing requirements and taxes for certain businesses and employees who enter this state in response to a disaster or emergency. House: Homeland Security & Public Safety
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective immediately
HB 2391 84-0 (2015) Author: Bohac, Dwayne
Sponsor: Watson, Kirk
Relating to the redemption of certain stored value cards, including gift cards, for cash. House: Business & Industry
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective on 9/1/15
HB 2420 84-0 (2015) Author: Kacal, Kyle Relating to a franchise tax credit for wages paid to certain employees by certain new businesses located in small municipalities. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HB 2425 84-0 (2015) Author: Rodriguez, Eddie Relating to water quality improvement and pollution reduction through beverage container recycling incentives; assessing a fee; providing penalties; creating a criminal offense. House: Environmental Regulation Left pending in committee
HB 2515 84-0 (2015) Author: Muñoz, Jr., Sergio
Sponsor: Lucio, Jr., Eddie
Relating to authority to establish, operate, and maintain a foreign trade zone at or adjacent to the Pharr port of entry. House: International Trade & Intergovernmental Affairs
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Effective immediately
HB 2553 84-0 (2015) Author: White, Molly | et. al. Relating to a private business owner's right to choose whether to provide goods or services. House: Business & Industry Referred to Business & Industry
HB 2558 84-0 (2015) Author: Isaac, Jason
Sponsor: Campbell, Donna
Relating to the length of a billing month for a propane gas customer. House: Energy Resources
Senate: Natural Resources & Economic Development
Effective on 9/1/15
HB 2573 84-0 (2015) Author: Johnson, Eric | et. al.
Sponsor: Lucio, Jr., Eddie
Relating to a deceptive trade practice related to the use of certain words to imply that a person who is not an attorney is authorized to practice law and the prosecution of a cause of action arising from that practice. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/15
HB 2580 84-0 (2015) Author: Johnson, Eric Relating to crowdfunding portal regulations. House: Investments & Financial Services Referred to Investments & Financial Services
HB 2590 84-0 (2015) Author: Johnson, Eric | et. al.
Sponsor: West, Royce
Relating to providing a remedy for fraud committed in certain real estate transactions. House: Business & Industry
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/15
HB 2627 84-0 (2015) Author: Coleman, Garnet Relating to creation of a task force to study the effects of population growth on counties in this state. House: State Affairs Placed on General State Calendar
HB 2676 84-0 (2015) Author: Stephenson, Phil Relating to the regulation of money services businesses; affecting the prosecution of a criminal offense. House: Investments & Financial Services Laid on the table subject to call
HB 2704 84-0 (2015) Author: King, Tracy
Sponsor: Perry, Charles
Relating to the sale, use, or possession of an incorrect weighing or measuring device; creating a criminal offense. House: Agriculture & Livestock
Senate: Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs
Not again placed on intent calendar
HB 2753 84-0 (2015) Author: Villalba, Jason Relating to the names of certain businesses. House: Business & Industry Statement(s) of vote recorded in Journal
HB 2769 84-0 (2015) Author: Rodriguez, Eddie | et. al. Relating to the date of expiration of a certain pilot revolving loan program established under the loanstar revolving loan program to provide for energy efficiency measures and renewable energy technology for certain organizations. House: Energy Resources Statement(s) of vote recorded in Journal
HB 2772 84-0 (2015) Author: Martinez, Armando
Sponsor: Lucio, Jr., Eddie
Relating to the authority of certain economic development corporations to undertake and operate transportation-related projects. House: Economic & Small Business Development
Senate: Natural Resources & Economic Development
Effective immediately
HB 2802 84-0 (2015) Author: Peña, Gilbert | et. al. Relating to the use of public bathrooms, locker rooms, and shower facilities; creating a criminal offense. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 2831 84-0 (2015) Author: Lucio III, Eddie Relating to disclosure of calorie content and nutrition information by certain food establishments; providing an administrative penalty. House: Public Health Left pending in committee
HB 2834 84-0 (2015) Author: King, Susan Lewis Relating to restrictions in connection with public subsidies and contracts awarded to businesses that employ undocumented workers. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 2891 84-0 (2015) Author: Otto, John | et. al.
Sponsor: Perry, Charles | et. al.
Relating to certain filing and reporting requirements for certain taxable entities. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective on 1/1/16
HB 2898 84-0 (2015) Author: Davis, Sarah Relating to certain procedures, civil penalties, and remedies under the Deceptive Trade Practices-Consumer Protection Act. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Referred to Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
HB 2971 84-0 (2015) Author: Capriglione, Giovanni Relating to prosecution of the offense of payment of deductibles under a property or casualty insurance policy. House: Insurance Referred to Insurance
HB 3010 84-0 (2015) Author: Simmons, Ron | et. al. Relating to the consideration of ownership interests of certain persons with disabilities in determining whether a business is a historically underutilized business for purposes of state contracting. House: State Affairs Placed on General State Calendar
HB 3028 84-0 (2015) Author: Frullo, John
Sponsor: Watson, Kirk
Relating to regulation of certain conduct by discount health care program operators, or concerning discount health care programs, that relates to prescription drugs or prescription drug benefits; authorizing administrative and civil penalties. House: Insurance
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective on 9/1/15
HB 3030 84-0 (2015) Author: Thompson, Senfronia Relating to participation in certain programs by, and insurer premium tax credits for investments in, certified capital companies. House: Insurance Referred to Insurance
HB 3031 84-0 (2015) Author: Thompson, Senfronia
Sponsor: Hancock, Kelly
Relating to the decertification of a certified capital company. House: Insurance
Senate: Administration
Effective immediately
HB 3039 84-0 (2015) Author: Darby, Drew Relating to requiring certain metal building, roof, and component retailers to register with the comptroller; imposing a civil penalty; authorizing a fee. House: Licensing & Administrative Procedures Postponed
HB 3040 84-0 (2015) Author: Martinez, Armando Relating to the authority of certain economic development corporations to undertake and operate transportation-related projects. House: Economic & Small Business Development Referred to Economic & Small Business Development
HB 3066 84-0 (2015) Author: Coleman, Garnet Relating to the regulation of the sale of dextromethorphan to minors; providing civil penalties. House: Public Health Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 3104 84-0 (2015) Author: Oliveira, René Relating to intra-industry relationships between alcoholic beverage manufacturers, wholesalers, and retailers. House: Licensing & Administrative Procedures Referred to Licensing & Administrative Procedures
HB 3153 84-0 (2015) Author: Anderson, Rodney | et. al. Relating to a program for the recycling of certain household batteries; authorizing a fee; providing civil and administrative penalties. House: Environmental Regulation Left pending in committee
HB 3199 84-0 (2015) Author: Springer, Drew Relating to the use of public information for marketing purposes; creating a civil penalty. House: Business & Industry Left pending in committee
HB 3222 84-0 (2015) Author: Walle, Armando Relating to the priority of a transferred ad valorem tax lien. House: Business & Industry Left pending in committee
HB 3240 84-0 (2015) Author: Turner, Chris | et. al. Relating to a surcharge imposed for the use of a debit card or stored value card; providing a civil penalty. House: Investments & Financial Services Left pending in committee
HB 3255 84-0 (2015) Author: Goldman, Craig Relating to the interests of certain holding companies in other holding companies that own a repair facility. House: Licensing & Administrative Procedures Left pending in committee
HB 3320 84-0 (2015) Author: Tinderholt, Tony Relating to the use of certain coins and bullion as legal tender. House: Investments & Financial Services Referred to Investments & Financial Services
HB 3358 84-0 (2015) Author: Lucio III, Eddie Relating to municipal regulation of passenger transportation for compensation. House: Urban Affairs Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 3378 84-0 (2015) Author: Lucio III, Eddie Relating to the border commerce coordinator. House: International Trade & Intergovernmental Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 3383 84-0 (2015) Author: Davis, Yvonne Relating to the EB-5 immigrant investor visa program administered by United States Citizenship and Immigration Services. House: International Trade & Intergovernmental Affairs Referred to International Trade & Intergovernmental Affairs
HB 3385 84-0 (2015) Author: Davis, Yvonne Relating to the regulation of call centers; providing a civil penalty. House: Business & Industry Referred to Business & Industry
HB 3400 84-0 (2015) Author: Walle, Armando Relating to parties who may bring suit under the Texas Free Enterprise and Antitrust Act of 1983. House: Business & Industry Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 3420 84-0 (2015) Author: Canales, Terry Relating to the exemption from ad valorem taxation for property used by certain nonprofit community business organizations to provide services to aid in the economic development of local communities. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HB 3434 84-0 (2015) Author: Parker, Tan Relating to the definition of "person" under the Uniform Commercial Code. House: Business & Industry Laid on the table subject to call
HB 3454 84-0 (2015) Author: Thompson, Senfronia Relating to transactions involving the assignment of rights in an individual's legal claim; authorizing the imposition of a fee. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
HB 3463 84-0 (2015) Author: Springer, Drew Relating to a photo identification requirement to use certain state benefits. House: Human Services No action taken in committee
HB 3478 84-0 (2015) Author: Elkins, Gary Relating to a breach of system security of a business that exposes consumer credit card or debit card information; providing a civil penalty. House: Business & Industry Left pending in committee
HB 3479 84-0 (2015) Author: Oliveira, René Relating to authorizing certain distributions of income from a nonprofit corporation to members of the corporation who are certain nonprofit corporations. House: Business & Industry Laid on the table subject to call
HB 3507 84-0 (2015) Author: Guillen, Ryan Relating to providing a sales and use tax refund or franchise tax credit for businesses that employ former offenders. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HB 3522 84-0 (2015) Author: Longoria, Oscar | et. al. Relating to photo identification requirements for certain stored value card purchases. House: Investments & Financial Services
Senate: Business & Commerce
Referred to Business & Commerce
HB 3526 84-0 (2015) Author: Longoria, Oscar Relating to requiring photo identification for certain card purchases. House: Investments & Financial Services Left pending in committee
HB 3537 84-0 (2015) Author: Davis, Yvonne Relating to a breach of system security of a business that exposes consumer credit card or debit card information; providing a civil penalty. House: Business & Industry Left pending in committee
HB 3544 84-0 (2015) Author: Springer, Drew Relating to the Texas Enterprise Fund. House: Economic & Small Business Development Left pending in committee
HB 3619 84-0 (2015) Author: Capriglione, Giovanni | et. al. Relating to a surcharge imposed for the use of a debit card or stored value card; providing a civil penalty. House: Investments & Financial Services Postponed
HB 3637 84-0 (2015) Author: Turner, Chris Relating to the verification of information provided to the comptroller and contained in reports on compliance with agreements under the Texas Economic Development Act. House: Ways & Means Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 3706 84-0 (2015) Author: Martinez, Armando Relating to requiring certain food service establishments that prepare peanut products to post warning signs. House: Public Health Referred to Public Health
HB 3762 84-0 (2015) Author: Elkins, Gary Relating to the designation of a trust as a business purpose trust. House: Business & Industry Referred to Business & Industry
HB 3784 84-0 (2015) Author: Parker, Tan | et. al. Relating to the prosecution of criminal offenses regarding unauthorized recordings. House: Business & Industry Placed on General State Calendar
HB 3795 84-0 (2015) Author: Raymond, Richard Peña Relating to the sale, storage, transportation, and disposal of scrap or used tires; providing a civil penalty; creating a criminal offense. House: Environmental Regulation Referred to Environmental Regulation
HB 3826 84-0 (2015) Author: Elkins, Gary 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. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HB 3838 84-0 (2015) Author: Smithee, John Relating to the procedures required for a Type A economic development corporation to make certain expenditures. House: Economic & Small Business Development Left pending in committee
HB 4020 84-0 (2015) Author: Raymond, Richard Peña Relating to the security of certain financial information and liability for certain security breaches. House: Business & Industry Withdrawn from schedule
HB 4114 84-0 (2015) Author: McClendon, Ruth Relating to the publication, republication, or other dissemination of mug shots and other information regarding the involvement of an individual in the criminal justice system; increasing a civil penalty. House: Business & Industry Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 4135 84-0 (2015) Author: Miles, Borris Relating to requiring the Port of Houston Authority to comply with historically underutilized business provisions. House: Transportation Referred to Transportation
HJR 88 84-0 (2015) Author: Guillen, Ryan Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the governing bodies of certain political subdivisions to exempt from ad valorem taxation the real and tangible personal property of businesses during an initial period of operation in this state. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HJR 100 84-0 (2015) Author: Sheets, Kenneth Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the governing body of a political subdivision to adopt a local option exemption from ad valorem taxation of a portion, expressed as a dollar amount, of the market value of real property of a business that employs honorably discharged veterans. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HJR 102 84-0 (2015) Author: Button, Angie 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 held for sale at retail. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HJR 140 84-0 (2015) Author: Elkins, Gary 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. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
SB 87 84-0 (2015) Author: Ellis, Rodney Relating to the elimination of smoking in certain workplaces and public places; providing penalties. Senate: Health & Human Services Referred to Health & Human Services
SB 91 84-0 (2015) Author: Ellis, Rodney Relating to a restriction on charges charged for certain extensions of consumer credit that a credit access business obtains for a consumer or assists a consumer in obtaining. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SB 92 84-0 (2015) Author: Ellis, Rodney Relating to regulation of certain credit services organizations and to certain extensions of consumer credit the organizations obtain for a consumer or assist a consumer in obtaining. Senate: Business & Commerce Left pending in committee
SB 100 84-0 (2015) Author: Hinojosa, Juan
Sponsor: Murphy, Jim
Relating to the enterprise zone program. House: Economic & Small Business Development
Senate: Natural Resources & Economic Development
Effective on 9/1/15
SB 121 84-0 (2015) Author: West, Royce | et. al. Relating to credit services organizations and extensions of consumer credit facilitated by credit services organizations; providing civil and administrative penalties. Senate: Business & Commerce Co-author authorized
SB 433 84-0 (2015) Author: Burton, Konni Relating to a membership interest in a limited liability company subject to a charging order. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SB 484 84-0 (2015) Author: Kolkhorst, Lois Relating to restrictions in connection with public subsidies and contracts awarded to businesses that employ undocumented workers. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SB 652 84-0 (2015) Author: Schwertner, Charles
Sponsor: Farney, Marsha | et. al.
Relating to excluding a franchisor as an employer of a franchisee or a franchisee's employees. House: Business & Industry
Senate: Natural Resources & Economic Development
Effective on 9/1/15
SB 758 84-0 (2015) Author: Bettencourt, Paul 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. Senate: Finance Left pending in committee
SB 788 84-0 (2015) Author: Eltife, Kevin | et. al.
Sponsor: Paddie, Chris
Relating to requiring direct access to 9-1-1 service from certain telephone systems and equivalent systems that use Internet Protocol enabled services. House: Homeland Security & Public Safety
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective immediately
SB 829 84-0 (2015) Author: Kolkhorst, Lois Relating to the verification of information provided to the comptroller and contained in reports on compliance with agreements under the Texas Economic Development Act. Senate: Natural Resources & Economic Development Left pending in committee
SB 859 84-0 (2015) Author: Eltife, Kevin
Sponsor: Oliveira, René | et. al.
Relating to partnerships and limited liability companies. House: Business & Industry
Senate: Business & Commerce
See remarks for effective date
SB 860 84-0 (2015) Author: Eltife, Kevin
Sponsor: Oliveira, René | et. al.
Relating to corporations and fundamental business transactions. House: Business & Industry
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective on 9/1/15
SB 899 84-0 (2015) Author: Eltife, Kevin
Sponsor: Stephenson, Phil
Relating to the regulation of money services businesses; affecting the prosecution of a criminal offense. House: Investments & Financial Services
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective on 9/1/15
SB 954 84-0 (2015) Author: Lucio, Jr., Eddie Relating to the establishment of school district policies regarding the marketing and commercial advertising of food products on school property. Senate: Education Referred to Education
SB 1016 84-0 (2015) Author: Hancock, Kelly Relating to participation in certain programs by, and insurer premium tax credits for investments in, certified capital companies. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SB 1017 84-0 (2015) Author: Hancock, Kelly Relating to the decertification of a certified capital company. House: Insurance
Senate: Business & Commerce
Referred to Insurance
SB 1049 84-0 (2015) Author: Campbell, Donna | et. al.
Sponsor: Sheets, Kenneth | et. al.
Relating to an exemption from the franchise tax and certain filing fees for certain businesses owned by veterans during an initial period of operation in the state. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Finance
See remarks for effective date
SB 1052 84-0 (2015) Author: Zaffirini, Judith Relating to the consideration of ownership interests of certain persons with disabilities in determining whether a business is a historically underutilized business for purposes of state contracting. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SB 1054 84-0 (2015) Author: Zaffirini, Judith Relating to the preference given by state agencies to goods offered by bidders in this state or manufactured, produced, or grown in this state or in the United States. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SB 1077 84-0 (2015) Author: Eltife, Kevin
Sponsor: Parker, Tan | et. al.
Relating to the definition of "person" under the Uniform Commercial Code. House: Business & Industry
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective immediately
SB 1100 84-0 (2015) Author: Estes, Craig Relating to the eligibility of a Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association Finals Event for funding from the Major Events trust fund. Senate: Natural Resources & Economic Development Referred to Natural Resources & Economic Development
SB 1135 84-0 (2015) Author: Garcia, Sylvia | et. al.
Sponsor: González, Mary
Relating to civil and criminal liability for the unlawful disclosure or promotion of certain intimate visual material; creating an offense. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
Effective on 9/1/15
SB 1142 84-0 (2015) Author: Watson, Kirk Relating to regulation of discount drug card program operators; authorizing administrative and civil penalties; authorizing fees; expanding a registration requirement. Senate: Business & Commerce Left pending in committee
SB 1155 84-0 (2015) Author: Hall, Bob Relating to prohibition of certain regulations by a county, municipality, or other political subdivision. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 1156 84-0 (2015) Author: Hall, Bob Relating to abolishing the Pan American Games trust fund, Olympic Games trust fund, Major Events trust fund, Motor Sports Racing trust fund, and Events trust fund. Senate: Natural Resources & Economic Development Referred to Natural Resources & Economic Development
SB 1233 84-0 (2015) Author: Taylor, Larry
Sponsor: Oliveira, René
Relating to authorizing certain distributions of income from a nonprofit corporation to members of the corporation who are certain nonprofit corporations. House: Business & Industry
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective immediately
SB 1242 84-0 (2015) Author: Rodríguez, José | et. al.
Sponsor: Raymond, Richard Peña
Relating to the sale, storage, transportation, and disposal of scrap or used tires; providing a civil penalty; creating a criminal offense. House: Environmental Regulation
Senate: Transportation
Committee report sent to Calendars
SB 1245 84-0 (2015) Author: Burton, Konni Relating to the use of certain coins and bullion as legal tender. Senate: Business & Commerce Left pending in committee
SB 1283 84-0 (2015) Author: Eltife, Kevin Relating to the exemption from certain registration and licensing requirements and taxes for certain businesses and employees who enter this state in response to a disaster or emergency. Senate: Business & Commerce Left pending in committee
SB 1313 84-0 (2015) Author: Watson, Kirk | et. al.
Sponsor: Villalba, Jason
Relating to the names of certain businesses. House: Business & Industry
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective immediately
SB 1323 84-0 (2015) Author: Menéndez, José Relating to fees paid to certain credit services organizations in connection with certain extensions of consumer credit. Senate: Business & Commerce Left pending in committee
SB 1389 84-0 (2015) Author: Lucio, Jr., Eddie | et. al.
Sponsor: Lucio III, Eddie
Relating to the border commerce coordinator. House: International Trade & Intergovernmental Affairs
Senate: Natural Resources & Economic Development
Effective on 9/1/15
SB 1392 84-0 (2015) Author: Seliger, Kel Relating to service contracts, vehicle protection products and loss damage waivers for heavy equipment; requiring an occupational license; expanding the applicability of an occupational license. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SB 1408 84-0 (2015) Author: Lucio, Jr., Eddie | et. al.
Sponsor: King, Tracy
Relating to the establishment of a matching grant program for community development in certain municipalities and counties. House: Agriculture & Livestock
Senate: Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs
Vetoed by the Governor
SB 1450 84-0 (2015) Author: Ellis, Rodney Relating to water quality improvement and pollution reduction through beverage container recycling incentives; assessing a fee; providing penalties; creating a criminal offense. Senate: Natural Resources & Economic Development Referred to Natural Resources & Economic Development
SB 1538 84-0 (2015) Author: Burton, Konni Relating to exclusivity agreements between telecommunications services providers and property owners. Senate: Natural Resources & Economic Development Referred to Natural Resources & Economic Development
SB 1541 84-0 (2015) Author: Perry, Charles Relating to certain reporting requirements for taxable entities. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SB 1550 84-0 (2015) Author: Hall, Bob Relating to the provision of bags to customers of a business at the point of sale. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SB 1553 84-0 (2015) Author: Eltife, Kevin Relating to the interests of certain holding companies in certain repair facilities. House: Licensing & Administrative Procedures
Senate: Business & Commerce
Referred to Licensing & Administrative Procedures
SB 1594 84-0 (2015) Author: Campbell, Donna Relating to the allocation of certain amounts transferred to the state highway fund to designated corridors of commerce. Senate: Transportation Referred to Transportation
SB 1596 84-0 (2015) Author: Creighton, Brandon Relating to authorizing certain private schools to charge fees for processing or handling certain payments or payment transactions. Senate: Business & Commerce Not again placed on intent calendar
SB 1617 84-0 (2015) Author: Lucio, Jr., Eddie Relating to municipal regulation of passenger transportation for compensation. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SB 1618 84-0 (2015) Author: Estes, Craig Relating to certain nicotine products other than cigarettes or tobacco products, including the sale or marketing of nicotine products to minors, the possession or use of those nicotine products by minors, and to delivery sales of those nicotine products; creating an offense. Senate: Health & Human Services Left pending in committee
SB 1642 84-0 (2015) Author: West, Royce | et. al. Relating to the transfer of compensation experience for purposes of the Texas Unemployment Compensation Act. Senate: Natural Resources & Economic Development Co-author authorized
SB 1650 84-0 (2015) Author: Eltife, Kevin Relating to credit services organizations and extensions of consumer credit, including extensions of consumer credit facilitated by credit services organizations. House: Investments & Financial Services
Senate: Business & Commerce
Left pending in committee
SB 1660 84-0 (2015) Author: Watson, Kirk Relating to prohibited practices regarding unauthorized recordings. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 1713 84-0 (2015) Author: Campbell, Donna Relating to a voluntary veteran's employment preference for private employers. Senate: Natural Resources & Economic Development Referred to Natural Resources & Economic Development
SB 1778 84-0 (2015) Author: Menéndez, José Relating to photo identification requirements for certain stored value card purchases. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SB 1811 84-0 (2015) Author: Kolkhorst, Lois Relating to certain publications of intimate visual material by a business; providing civil penalties. Senate: Criminal Justice Referred to Criminal Justice
SB 1821 84-0 (2015) Author: Campbell, Donna | et. al. Relating to a local option exemption from ad valorem taxation of a portion of the appraised value of real property of a business that employs honorably discharged veterans. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Finance
Referred to Ways & Means
SB 1848 84-0 (2015) Author: Garcia, Sylvia Relating to civil liability of shareholders and members of certain legal entities that engage in the trafficking of persons. Senate: State Affairs Left pending in committee
SB 1909 84-0 (2015) Author: Perry, Charles Relating to the sale or use of an incorrect weighing or measuring device; amending provisions subject to a criminal penalty. Senate: Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs Left pending in committee
SB 1953 84-0 (2015) Author: Hinojosa, Juan | et. al. Relating to the establishment of the Texas-Mexico Commission. Senate: Natural Resources & Economic Development Referred to Natural Resources & Economic Development
SB 1956 84-0 (2015) Author: Hinojosa, Juan Relating to property tax lenders and property tax loans. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SB 1973 84-0 (2015) Author: Taylor, Van Relating to the names of certain businesses. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SJR 35 84-0 (2015) Author: Bettencourt, Paul 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. Senate: Finance Left pending in committee
SJR 60 84-0 (2015) Author: Campbell, Donna Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the governing body of a political subdivision to adopt a local option exemption from ad valorem taxation of a portion, expressed as a dollar amount, of the market value of real property of a business that employs honorably discharged veterans. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Finance
Referred to Ways & Means
HB 52 83-0 (2013) Author: Flynn, Dan
Sponsor: Carona, John
Relating to the sale of a cemetery plot; providing penalties; authorizing a fee. House: Investments & Financial Services
Senate: Business & Commerce
See remarks for effective date
HB 71 83-0 (2013) Author: Fletcher, Allen | et. al. Relating to the classification of automotive repair shops as primarily engaged in retail trade for purposes of the franchise tax. House: Ways & Means Left pending in committee
HB 93 83-0 (2013) Author: White, James Relating to entities that qualify as historically underutilized businesses. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 194 83-0 (2013) Author: Farias, Joe | et. al.
Sponsor: Hinojosa, Juan
Relating to the consideration of ownership interests of disabled veterans in determining whether a business is a historically underutilized business for purposes of state contracting. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs
Senate: Government Organization
Effective on 9/1/13
HB 218 83-0 (2013) Author: Alvarado, Carol Relating to prohibiting the manufacture and sale of certain children's products containing bisphenol-A or certain other substances. House: Public Health Referred to Public Health
HB 225 83-0 (2013) Author: Taylor, Van Relating to the imposition of a surcharge for the use of a credit card for payments under a commercial or residential real estate lease. House: Investments & Financial Services Left pending in committee
HB 244 83-0 (2013) Author: Menéndez, José Relating to requiring photo identification for credit card purchases. House: Investments & Financial Services Left pending in committee
HB 301 83-0 (2013) Author: Rodriguez, Eddie Relating to manufacturers' inclusion of denatonium benzoate in certain products containing ethylene glycol. House: Public Health Referred to Public Health
HB 317 83-0 (2013) Author: Otto, John | et. al.
Sponsor: Paxton, Ken
Relating to the classification of certain entities as primarily engaged in retail trade for purposes of the franchise tax. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Finance
Reported from s/c favorably w/o amendments
HB 400 83-0 (2013) Author: Crownover, Myra | et. al. Relating to the elimination of smoking in certain workplaces and public places; providing penalties. House: Public Health Referred to Public Health
HB 416 83-0 (2013) Author: Hilderbran, Harvey Relating to the computation of the franchise tax by a taxable entity engaged in Internet hosting. House: Ways & Means Postponed
HB 535 83-0 (2013) Author: Davis, Yvonne | et. al.
Sponsor: Zaffirini, Judith | et. al.
Relating to the preference given by state agencies to goods offered by bidders in this state or manufactured, produced, or grown in this state or in the United States. House: State Affairs
Senate: Government Organization
Vetoed by the Governor
HB 552 83-0 (2013) Author: Lozano, J. M. Relating to consumer debt owed by certain military servicemembers. House: Investments & Financial Services Referred to Investments & Financial Services
HB 627 83-0 (2013) Author: Krause, Matt | et. al. Relating to exempting the intrastate manufacture of a firearm, a firearm accessory, or ammunition from federal regulation. House: Federalism & Fiscal Responsibility, Select Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 664 83-0 (2013) Author: Gonzales, Larry Relating to the creation of an entrepreneur-in-residence program in the Texas Economic Development and Tourism Office. House: Economic & Small Business Development Left pending in committee
HB 665 83-0 (2013) Author: Martinez, Armando | et. al. Relating to the use of the Texas Enterprise Fund for veterans hospitals. House: Economic & Small Business Development Left pending in committee
HB 737 83-0 (2013) Author: Farias, Joe Relating to the extension of consumer credit to certain members of the Texas National Guard and armed forces of the United States and their dependents; providing a penalty. House: Investments & Financial Services Left pending in committee
HB 759 83-0 (2013) Author: Toth, Steve Relating to the repeal of the prohibition on the sale of motor vehicles on consecutive Saturdays and Sundays. House: Licensing & Administrative Procedures Referred to Licensing & Administrative Procedures
HB 762 83-0 (2013) Author: Guillen, Ryan
Sponsor: Carona, John
Relating to restrictions on disaster remediation contracts following a locally declared disaster. House: Economic & Small Business Development
Senate: Economic Development
Effective on 9/1/13
HB 819 83-0 (2013) Author: Taylor, Van | et. al. Relating to prohibiting the investment of retirement system funds in certain private business entities doing business in Iran. House: Pensions Considered in Calendars
HB 872 83-0 (2013) Author: Laubenberg, Jodie | et. al. Relating to exempting the intrastate manufacture of a firearm, a firearm accessory, or ammunition from federal regulation. House: Federalism & Fiscal Responsibility, Select Left pending in committee
HB 886 83-0 (2013) Author: Anchia, Rafael Relating to restrictions in connection with motor vehicle title loans that a credit access business obtains for a consumer or assists a consumer in obtaining. House: Investments & Financial Services Referred to Investments & Financial Services
HB 944 83-0 (2013) Author: Riddle, Debbie
Sponsor: Carona, John
Relating to an exemption from license requirements for a limited number of sales of manufactured housing. House: Licensing & Administrative Procedures
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective on 9/1/13
HB 948 83-0 (2013) Author: King, Susan | et. al. Relating to the operation and administration of the supplemental nutrition assistance program. House: Human Services Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 954 83-0 (2013) Author: Button, Angie | et. al. Relating to eligibility requirements for businesses for the receipt of certain public subsidies. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 959 83-0 (2013) Author: Reynolds, Ron Relating to historically underutilized businesses and the preference given for goods and services purchased by state agencies; providing penalties. House: Government Efficiency & Reform Referred to Government Efficiency & Reform
HB 963 83-0 (2013) Author: Murphy, Jim Relating to applicability of the Fair Practices of Equipment Manufacturers, Distributors, Wholesalers, and Dealers Act. House: Economic & Small Business Development - S/C Manufacturing Referred directly to s/c on Manufacturing by chair
HB 1040 83-0 (2013) Author: Anchia, Rafael Relating to the repayment of certain extensions of consumer credit facilitated by a credit access business. House: Investments & Financial Services Referred to Investments & Financial Services
HB 1043 83-0 (2013) Author: Lewis, Tryon | et. al.
Sponsor: Duncan, Robert
Relating to the offense of the unauthorized duplication of certain recordings. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective immediately
HB 1087 83-0 (2013) Author: Giddings, Helen Relating to authorizing the placement of a security freeze on the consumer file or other record created or maintained by a consumer reporting agency regarding a person under 16 years of age. House: Business & Industry Laid on the table subject to call
HB 1130 83-0 (2013) Author: González, Mary Relating to development regulations for certain unincorporated areas located near the Tornillo-Guadalupe Port of Entry; providing a penalty. House: International Trade & Intergovernmental Affairs Comm. report sent to Local & Consent Calendar
HB 1200 83-0 (2013) Author: Taylor, Van Relating to access to certain facilities by search and rescue dogs and their handlers; providing a criminal penalty. House: Homeland Security & Public Safety Comm. report sent to Local & Consent Calendar
HB 1233 83-0 (2013) Author: Flynn, Dan Relating to the documentary fee charged in connection with the sale of certain recreational vehicles and boats. House: Investments & Financial Services Laid on the table subject to call
HB 1254 83-0 (2013) Author: Thompson, Senfronia Relating to transactions involving the assignment of rights in an individual's legal claim; authorizing the imposition of a fee. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
HB 1256 83-0 (2013) Author: Stephenson, Phil | et. al.
Sponsor: Hegar, Glenn
Relating to the donation of office space owned by a legislator or a legislator's business for use as the legislator's district office. House: Elections
Senate: Administration
Effective on 9/1/13
HB 1316 83-0 (2013) Author: Creighton, Brandon | et. al. Relating to exempting the first $1 million from total revenue for purposes of the franchise tax. House: Ways & Means Left pending in committee
HB 1346 83-0 (2013) Author: González, Mary Relating to the collection and recycling of computer and television equipment by certain retailers; providing for the imposition of administrative penalties. House: Environmental Regulation Left pending in committee
HB 1397 83-0 (2013) Author: Fletcher, Allen Relating to exempting the first $1 million from total revenue for purposes of the franchise tax. House: Ways & Means Left pending in committee
HB 1445 83-0 (2013) Author: Thompson, Senfronia | et. al.
Sponsor: Duncan, Robert
Relating to the distribution of certain civil penalties and civil restitution received by the attorney general. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: State Affairs
Effective immediately
HB 1451 83-0 (2013) Author: Gonzalez, Naomi Relating to a program encouraging credit unions to make microloans to victims of domestic violence. House: Investments & Financial Services Referred to Investments & Financial Services
HB 1489 83-0 (2013) Author: Flynn, Dan Relating to prepaid funeral benefits contracts; authorizing a fee. House: Investments & Financial Services Laid on the table subject to call
HB 1532 83-0 (2013) Author: Schaefer, Matt Relating to the approval requirement for a rental-purchase agreement that includes a loss damage waiver provision. House: Business & Industry Left pending in committee
HB 1540 83-0 (2013) Author: Pitts, Jim Relating to the prosecution of certain criminal offenses involving theft or involving fraud or other deceptive practices. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Comm. report sent to Local & Consent Calendar
HB 1581 83-0 (2013) Author: Riddle, Debbie Relating to the designation of an agent or office for service of process, notice, or demand by a person doing business under an assumed name. House: Business & Industry
Senate: Business & Commerce
Referred to Business & Commerce
HB 1595 83-0 (2013) Author: Miller, Doug | et. al. Relating to litigation financing transactions; authorizing the imposition of a fee. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 1624 83-0 (2013) Author: Cortez, Philip
Sponsor: Van de Putte, Leticia
Relating to the assumed name of a series limited liability company. House: Business & Industry
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective on 9/1/13
HB 1649 83-0 (2013) Author: Raymond, Richard Peña Relating to the regulation of crafted precious metals dealers. House: Business & Industry Left pending in committee
HB 1668 83-0 (2013) Author: Carter, Stefani Relating to a franchise tax credit for certain taxable entities that recruit new taxable entities to this state or that relocate to this state. House: Economic & Small Business Development Referred to Economic & Small Business Development
HB 1715 83-0 (2013) Author: Pickett, Joseph Relating to limitations on the renewal of deferred presentment transactions and motor vehicle title loans. House: Investments & Financial Services Referred to Investments & Financial Services
HB 1723 83-0 (2013) Author: Bohac, Dwayne Relating to the redemption of certain stored value cards, including gift cards, for cash. House: Business & Industry Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 1742 83-0 (2013) Author: Johnson, Eric Relating to the release by a lender of insurance proceeds for damage to residential real property. House: Insurance Left pending in committee
HB 1747 83-0 (2013) Author: Canales, Terry | et. al. Relating to a packaging notice for new firearms and firearm ammunition; imposing a criminal penalty. House: Homeland Security & Public Safety Left pending in committee
HB 1855 83-0 (2013) Author: Miller, Doug Relating to mandatory disclosure of third-party litigation financing agreements. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Referred to Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
HB 1859 83-0 (2013) Author: Crownover, Myra Relating to security interests in oil and gas production and its proceeds. House: Energy Resources Left pending in committee
HB 1887 83-0 (2013) Author: Farias, Joe | et. al. Relating to consumer protection for and remedies available to a veteran who buys a home that does not comply with certain warranties; providing an administrative penalty. House: Business & Industry Left pending in committee
HB 1894 83-0 (2013) Author: Elkins, Gary Relating to the adoption of the Uniform Trade Secrets Act. House: Technology Laid on the table subject to call
HB 1910 83-0 (2013) Author: Smith, Wayne Relating to the purchase of plastic bulk merchandise containers by certain businesses; providing a civil penalty. House: Environmental Regulation Left pending in committee
HB 1928 83-0 (2013) Author: Oliveira, René Relating to social purposes of a for-profit corporation and the consideration of social purposes and other interests by officers and directors of a for-profit corporation. House: Business & Industry Laid on the table subject to call
HB 1978 83-0 (2013) Author: Villarreal, Mike Relating to financing statements and other records under the secured transactions law. House: Investments & Financial Services
Senate: Business & Commerce
Referred to Business & Commerce
HB 1982 83-0 (2013) Author: Murphy, Jim
Sponsor: Hinojosa, Juan
Relating to the enterprise zone program. House: Economic & Small Business Development
Senate: Economic Development
Vetoed by the Governor
HB 2019 83-0 (2013) Author: Craddick, Tom | et. al. Relating to a limitation on the total charges in connection with certain extensions of consumer credit facilitated by a credit services organization. House: Investments & Financial Services Left pending in committee
HB 2051 83-0 (2013) Author: Villalba, Jason | et. al.
Sponsor: Carona, John
Relating to the authority of public institutions of higher education to make certain investments to support technology commercialization. House: Economic & Small Business Development - S/C Manufacturing
Senate: Higher Education
Effective immediately
HB 2061 83-0 (2013) Author: Murphy, Jim | et. al.
Sponsor: Hancock, Kelly
Relating to a tax credit for investment in certain communities; imposing a monetary penalty; authorizing a fee. House: Economic & Small Business Development
Senate: Economic Development
Committee report printed and distributed
HB 2180 83-0 (2013) Author: Bell, Cecil Relating to lender notice to contractors regarding a construction loan or financing agreement for the improvement of real property and related procedures for suspending contractors' and subcontractors' performance. House: Business & Industry Left pending in committee
HB 2210 83-0 (2013) Author: Naishtat, Elliott Relating to information required to be displayed for the transfer of a manufactured home. House: Licensing & Administrative Procedures Placed on General State Calendar
HB 2252 83-0 (2013) Author: Ashby, Trent
Sponsor: Nichols, Robert
Relating to eligibility of charitable organizations to participate in a state employee charitable campaign. House: State Affairs
Senate: Government Organization
Effective on 9/1/13
HB 2268 83-0 (2013) Author: Frullo, John | et. al.
Sponsor: Carona, John
Relating to search warrants issued in this state and other states for certain customer data, communications, and other related information held in electronic storage in this state and other states by providers of electronic communications services and remote computing services. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
Effective immediately
HB 2326 83-0 (2013) Author: Reynolds, Ron Relating to creating a disadvantaged business assistance program to be operated by the Texas Department of Transportation. House: Transportation Left pending in committee
HB 2353 83-0 (2013) Author: White, James | et. al. Relating to exempting the intrastate production of goods and the intrastate provision of services from federal regulation. House: Federalism & Fiscal Responsibility, Select Referred to Federalism & Fiscal Responsibility, Select
HB 2355 83-0 (2013) Author: White, James Relating to a study comparing the business environments of Texas and Louisiana. House: Economic & Small Business Development Left pending in committee
HB 2370 83-0 (2013) Author: Leach, Jeff | et. al. Relating to an exemption from the franchise tax for a limited period following the relocation of a taxable entity to this state from another state. House: Ways & Means Left pending in committee
HB 2416 83-0 (2013) Author: Springer, Drew | et. al. Relating to the provision of bags to customers of a business at the point of sale. House: Urban Affairs Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 2425 83-0 (2013) Author: Martinez, Armando Relating to the form, content, and provision of payoff statements for property tax loans. House: Ways & Means Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 2427 83-0 (2013) Author: Martinez, Armando Relating to the reporting of information regarding certain medical debt of a consumer. House: Investments & Financial Services Referred to Investments & Financial Services
HB 2462 83-0 (2013) Author: Thompson, Senfronia
Sponsor: Carona, John
Relating to automobile club memberships offered in connection with certain motor vehicle retail installment contracts. House: Investments & Financial Services
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective on 9/1/13
HB 2467 83-0 (2013) Author: Murphy, Jim | et. al. Relating to the Texas Economic Development Act; authorizing a fee. House: Ways & Means Left pending in committee
HB 2482 83-0 (2013) Author: Alvarado, Carol | et. al.
Sponsor: Taylor, Larry | et. al.
Relating to a study to determine the reasons major manufacturers have chosen to invest in other states after considering development in this state. House: Economic & Small Business Development - S/C Manufacturing
Senate: Economic Development
Effective immediately
HB 2486 83-0 (2013) Author: Ritter, Allan Relating to the sale or disposal of scrap tires; providing a civil penalty; creating an offense. House: Environmental Regulation Referred to Environmental Regulation
HB 2521 83-0 (2013) Author: Springer, Drew Relating to a project authorized to be undertaken by a Type B economic development corporation in connection with housing. House: Urban Affairs Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 2526 83-0 (2013) Author: Rodriguez, Eddie Relating to the provision of construction documents to certain purchasers of newly constructed homes. House: Business & Industry Referred to Business & Industry
HB 2527 83-0 (2013) Author: Rodriguez, Eddie Relating to disclosure of the nature and remediation of construction defects in residences that certain contractors repurchase because of the defects and subsequently resell. House: Business & Industry Referred to Business & Industry
HB 2532 83-0 (2013) Author: Workman, Paul | et. al.
Sponsor: Fraser, Troy
Relating to the regulation of propane distribution system retailers; authorizing a fee. House: Energy Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective on 9/1/13
HB 2539 83-0 (2013) Author: Turner, Chris | et. al.
Sponsor: Davis, Wendy
Relating to requiring computer technicians to report images of child pornography; providing a criminal penalty. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
Effective on 9/1/13
HB 2597 83-0 (2013) Author: Davis, Yvonne Relating to the regulation of debt collection agencies and credit bureaus; providing civil penalties; authorizing a fee. House: Investments & Financial Services No action taken in committee
HB 2622 83-0 (2013) Author: Creighton, Brandon Relating to the creation of a low-profit limited liability company. House: Business & Industry Referred to Business & Industry
HB 2686 83-0 (2013) Author: Rodriguez, Eddie Relating to the creation of a regional food economy and food access task force. House: Agriculture & Livestock Left pending in committee
HB 2690 83-0 (2013) Author: Elkins, Gary
Sponsor: Ellis, Rodney
Relating to the sale of a vehicle by an unlicensed seller; creating an offense. House: Licensing & Administrative Procedures
Senate: Transportation
Effective on 9/1/13
HB 2696 83-0 (2013) Author: Johnson, Eric Relating to requiring a home inspection report as a condition of a residential service contract. House: Business & Industry Placed on General State Calendar
HB 2706 83-0 (2013) Author: Villarreal, Mike Relating to certain extensions of consumer credit facilitated by credit access businesses; providing a civil penalty. House: Investments & Financial Services No action taken in committee
HB 2717 83-0 (2013) Author: Eiland, Craig Relating to an insurer that establishes or significantly expands physical operations in this state; authorizing a premium tax credit. House: Insurance Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 2780 83-0 (2013) Author: Elkins, Gary | et. al. Relating to the establishment of research technology corporations by institutions of higher education; providing for tax exemptions. House: Technology
Senate: Higher Education
Referred to Higher Education
HB 2856 83-0 (2013) Author: Gutierrez, Roland Relating to the regulation of immigration assistance services; providing civil and criminal penalties. House: State Affairs No action taken in committee
HB 2858 83-0 (2013) Author: Workman, Paul Relating to notice of termination by suppliers of certain dealer agreements governed by the Fair Practices of Equipment Manufacturers, Distributors, Wholesalers, and Dealers Act. House: Economic & Small Business Development - S/C Manufacturing Comm. report sent to Local & Consent Calendar
HB 2861 83-0 (2013) Author: McClendon, Ruth Relating to certain business entities engaged in the publication, republication, or other dissemination of mug shots and other information regarding the involvement of an individual in the criminal justice system; providing a civil penalty. House: Business & Industry Left pending in committee
HB 2923 83-0 (2013) Author: Sheets, Kenneth Relating to the establishment of a program for the collection, transportation, and recycling of architectural paint. House: Environmental Regulation Withdrawn from schedule
HB 3041 83-0 (2013) Author: Oliveira, René Relating to the sale of event tickets; providing penalties. House: Business & Industry Left pending in committee
HB 3162 83-0 (2013) Author: Davis, John | et. al.
Sponsor: Deuell, Bob
Relating to the Texas emerging technology fund; redesignating the fund as the Texas Research Technology Fund. House: Economic & Small Business Development
Senate: Economic Development
Committee report printed and distributed
HB 3169 83-0 (2013) Author: Bohac, Dwayne
Sponsor: Lucio, Jr., Eddie
Relating to the imposition of the sales and use tax on certain taxable items. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Finance
Effective on 9/1/13
HB 3180 83-0 (2013) Author: Raymond, Richard Peña Relating to eligibility of business entities to receive funding under the Texas Enterprise Fund, the Texas small business incubator fund, or the Texas emerging technology fund. House: Economic & Small Business Development Referred to Economic & Small Business Development
HB 3223 83-0 (2013) Author: Ratliff, Bennett Relating to municipal sales and use tax remittances by certain retailers. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HB 3242 83-0 (2013) Author: Davis, John Relating to roofing contractors; creating an offense. House: Licensing & Administrative Procedures No action taken in committee
HB 3345 83-0 (2013) Author: Geren, Charlie Relating to prohibited discrimination in the sale of distilled spirits to holders of wholesaler's permits. House: Licensing & Administrative Procedures Referred to Licensing & Administrative Procedures
HB 3396 83-0 (2013) Author: Workman, Paul Relating to the rendition of certain property. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HB 3425 83-0 (2013) Author: Lavender, George Relating to travel information centers operated by the Texas Department of Transportation. House: Transportation Referred to Transportation
HB 3433 83-0 (2013) Author: Fletcher, Allen
Sponsor: Estes, Craig
Relating to the regulation of certain private security companies and occupations; creating an offense. House: Homeland Security & Public Safety
Senate: Agriculture, Rural Affairs & Homeland Security
Effective immediately
HB 3469 83-0 (2013) Author: Bohac, Dwayne Relating to the contents of a receipt for motor fuel sold at retail; providing a penalty. House: Business & Industry Left pending in committee
HB 3506 83-0 (2013) Author: Capriglione, Giovanni Relating to the certification of businesses in this state as Made in Texas; providing civil and administrative penalties; authorizing a fee. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 3541 83-0 (2013) Author: Menéndez, José Relating to the sale and distribution of certain alcoholic beverages. House: Licensing & Administrative Procedures Referred to Licensing & Administrative Procedures
HB 3554 83-0 (2013) Author: Eiland, Craig Relating to the business of travel insurance; authorizing penalties. House: Insurance Referred to Insurance
HB 3558 83-0 (2013) Author: Oliveira, René Relating to intra-industry relationships between alcoholic beverage manufacturers, wholesalers, and retailers. House: Licensing & Administrative Procedures Left pending in committee
HB 3566 83-0 (2013) Author: Kleinschmidt, Tim
Sponsor: Hegar, Glenn
Relating to the regulation of advertising by structural pest control businesses. House: Agriculture & Livestock
Senate: Agriculture, Rural Affairs & Homeland Security
Effective immediately
HB 3576 83-0 (2013) Author: Fallon, Pat Relating to the application of the law of this state to certain Internet contracts. House: Business & Industry Placed on General State Calendar
HB 3627 83-0 (2013) Author: González, Mary Relating to civil liability for promotion of certain improper visual images. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Referred to Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
HB 3716 83-0 (2013) Author: Smith, Wayne Relating to promotional items provided by manufacturers, wholesalers, and distributors of alcoholic beverages to retailers. House: Licensing & Administrative Procedures Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 3736 83-0 (2013) Author: Burnam, Lon Relating to the sale of newly constructed homes and requiring the Texas Real Estate Commission to adopt contract forms to be used in the sale of a newly constructed home. House: Business & Industry Withdrawn from schedule
HB 3750 83-0 (2013) Author: Farrar, Jessica Relating to the destruction of the records of businesses, state and local governments, and nonprofit entities stored on copy machines; providing a civil penalty. House: Business & Industry
Senate: Business & Commerce
Referred to Business & Commerce
HB 3828 83-0 (2013) Author: Davis, Yvonne Relating to restrictions on tax and fee benefits for certain private entities that outsource jobs to foreign countries; changing taxes and fees. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 3849 83-0 (2013) Author: Anchia, Rafael Relating to the enhancement of Texas' international bridges and border crossings to better service international cargo and passenger traffic. House: International Trade & Intergovernmental Affairs Referred to International Trade & Intergovernmental Affairs
HB 3852 83-0 (2013) Author: Anchia, Rafael Relating to information technologies to enhance the efficiency, useful life and global competitiveness of Texas' international commercial freight infrastructure. House: International Trade & Intergovernmental Affairs Referred to International Trade & Intergovernmental Affairs
HB 3853 83-0 (2013) Author: Anchia, Rafael Relating to the promotion of Texas energy products, services and technologies in the global marketplace. House: International Trade & Intergovernmental Affairs Referred to International Trade & Intergovernmental Affairs
HB 3854 83-0 (2013) Author: Anchia, Rafael Relating to the promotion of Texas products and services in the global marketplace. House: International Trade & Intergovernmental Affairs Referred to International Trade & Intergovernmental Affairs
HB 3856 83-0 (2013) Author: Anchia, Rafael Relating to building workforce skills to compete for trade-related jobs, business opportunities and investment. House: International Trade & Intergovernmental Affairs Referred to International Trade & Intergovernmental Affairs
HJR 112 83-0 (2013) Author: Laubenberg, Jodie Proposing a constitutional amendment limiting the authority of the state to collect, receive, store, or share certain personal financial information. House: Government Efficiency & Reform Committee report sent to Calendars
SB 86 83-0 (2013) Author: Ellis, Rodney | et. al. Relating to the elimination of smoking in certain workplaces and public places; providing penalties. Senate: Health & Human Services Co-author authorized
SB 116 83-0 (2013) Author: Hinojosa, Juan Relating to the consideration of ownership interests of disabled veterans in determining whether a business is a historically underutilized business for purposes of state contracting. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs
Senate: Government Organization
Referred to Defense & Veterans' Affairs
SB 155 83-0 (2013) Author: Patrick, Dan Relating to a limitation on increases in the appraised value for ad valorem tax purposes of commercial or industrial real property. Senate: Finance Referred to s/c on Fiscal Matters by Chair
SB 289 83-0 (2013) Author: Carona, John
Sponsor: Schaefer, Matt
Relating to the approval requirement for a rental-purchase agreement that includes a loss damage waiver provision. House: Business & Industry
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective on 9/1/13
SB 295 83-0 (2013) Author: Deuell, Bob Relating to lender notice to contractors regarding a construction loan or financing agreement for the improvement of real property and related procedures for suspending contractors' and subcontractors' performance. Senate: Business & Commerce Left pending in committee
SB 297 83-0 (2013) Author: Carona, John
Sponsor: Flynn, Dan
Relating to prepaid funeral benefits contracts. House: Investments & Financial Services
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective on 9/1/13
SB 304 83-0 (2013) Author: Rodríguez, José Relating to requiring solar panels to be offered by certain builders of new homes. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SB 327 83-0 (2013) Author: Carona, John
Sponsor: Hilderbran, Harvey
Relating to termination of franchises to provide cable or video service in municipalities. House: State Affairs
Senate: Business & Commerce
Placed on General State Calendar
SB 328 83-0 (2013) Author: Carona, John
Sponsor: Gonzales, Larry
Relating to entrepreneurs-in-residence at state agencies. House: Economic & Small Business Development
Senate: Government Organization
Effective on 9/1/13
SB 381 83-0 (2013) Author: Van de Putte, Leticia
Sponsor: Oliveira, René
Relating to the misuse of the name or symbols of the division of workers' compensation of the Texas Department of Insurance in a deceptive manner. House: Business & Industry
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/13
SB 459 83-0 (2013) Author: Rodríguez, José | et. al.
Sponsor: Isaac, Jason | et. al.
Relating to the sale, installation, storage, transportation, and disposal of scrap, unsafe, or used tires; providing a civil penalty; creating an offense. House: Environmental Regulation
Senate: Transportation
Committee report sent to Calendars
SB 461 83-0 (2013) Author: Rodríguez, José Relating to development regulations for certain unincorporated areas located near the Tornillo-Guadalupe Port of Entry; providing a penalty. Senate: Intergovernmental Relations Not again placed on intent calendar
SB 474 83-0 (2013) Author: Carona, John
Sponsor: Villarreal, Mike
Relating to financing statements and other records under the secured transactions law. House: Investments & Financial Services
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective on . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
SB 539 83-0 (2013) Author: Paxton, Ken Relating to the classification of certain entities as primarily engaged in retail trade for purposes of the franchise tax. Senate: Finance Referred to s/c on Fiscal Matters by Chair
SB 575 83-0 (2013) Author: Duncan, Robert Relating to the offense of the unauthorized duplication of certain recordings. Senate: Jurisprudence Referred to Jurisprudence
SB 594 83-0 (2013) Author: Deuell, Bob Relating to exempting the first $1 million from total revenue for purposes of the franchise tax. Senate: Finance Reported from s/c favorably with substitute
SB 601 83-0 (2013) Author: Davis, Wendy Relating to the availability of certain payment plans for residential electric customers. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SB 635 83-0 (2013) Author: Duncan, Robert | et. al. Relating to the distribution of certain civil penalties and civil restitution received by the attorney general. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: State Affairs
Referred to Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
SB 699 83-0 (2013) Author: Carona, John
Sponsor: Villalba, Jason
Relating to the contents of an assumed name certificate filed by certain businesses or professionals. House: Business & Industry
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective on 9/1/13
SB 821 83-0 (2013) Author: Schwertner, Charles
Sponsor: Pitts, Jim
Relating to the prosecution of certain criminal offenses involving theft or involving fraud or other deceptive practices. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
Effective on 9/1/13
SB 849 83-0 (2013) Author: Carona, John
Sponsor: Oliveira, René
Relating to social purposes of a for-profit corporation and the consideration of social purposes and other interests by officers and directors of a for-profit corporation. House: Business & Industry
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective on 9/1/13
SB 875 83-0 (2013) Author: Eltife, Kevin
Sponsor: Smith, Wayne
Relating to the purchase of plastic bulk merchandise containers by certain businesses; providing a civil penalty. House: Environmental Regulation
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective on 9/1/13
SB 883 83-0 (2013) Author: Van de Putte, Leticia
Sponsor: Smith, Wayne
Relating to promotional items provided by manufacturers, wholesalers, and distributors of alcoholic beverages to retailers. House: Licensing & Administrative Procedures
Senate: Business & Commerce
Comm. report sent to Local & Consent Calendar
SB 927 83-0 (2013) Author: Huffman, Joan Relating to the regulation of and disclosures regarding consumer lawsuit lending transactions. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 953 83-0 (2013) Author: Carona, John
Sponsor: Elkins, Gary | et. al.
Relating to the adoption of the Uniform Trade Secrets Act. House: Technology
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/13
SB 1010 83-0 (2013) Author: Taylor, Larry
Sponsor: Bonnen, Greg
Relating to access to certain facilities by search and rescue dogs and their handlers; providing a criminal penalty. House: Homeland Security & Public Safety
Senate: Agriculture, Rural Affairs & Homeland Security
Effective on 9/1/13
SB 1033 83-0 (2013) Author: Carona, John
Sponsor: Villalba, Jason
Relating to the registration and use of marks, including trademarks and service marks. House: Business & Industry
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective on 9/1/13
SB 1052 83-0 (2013) Author: Carona, John
Sponsor: Frullo, John | et. al.
Relating to search warrants issued in this state and other states for certain customer data, communications, and other information held in electronic storage in this state and other states by providers of electronic communications services and remote computing services. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
House passage as amended reported
SB 1090 83-0 (2013) Author: Carona, John
Sponsor: Geren, Charlie | et. al.
Relating to the manufacture, distribution, sale, and provision of alcoholic beverages and the regulation of those activities. House: Licensing & Administrative Procedures
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective on 9/1/13
SB 1094 83-0 (2013) Author: Hinojosa, Juan Relating to security interests in oil and gas production and its proceeds. House: Energy Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Left pending in committee
SB 1155 83-0 (2013) Author: Hinojosa, Juan Relating to the authority of counties to nominate projects in the extraterritorial jurisdictions of certain municipalities for designation as enterprise projects. Senate: Economic Development Referred to Economic Development
SB 1190 83-0 (2013) Author: Davis, Wendy Relating to requiring computer technicians to report images of child pornography; providing a criminal penalty. Senate: Criminal Justice Referred to Criminal Justice
SB 1208 83-0 (2013) Author: Zaffirini, Judith | et. al. Relating to the creation of a regional food economy and food access task force. Senate: Government Organization Not again placed on intent calendar
SB 1247 83-0 (2013) Author: Carona, John Relating to credit services organizations and extensions of consumer credit facilitated by credit services organizations; providing civil and administrative penalties. House: Investments & Financial Services
Senate: Business & Commerce
Left pending in committee
SB 1283 83-0 (2013) Author: Eltife, Kevin Relating to transactions involving the assignment of rights in an individual's legal claim; authorizing the imposition of a fee. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 1286 83-0 (2013) Author: Williams, Tommy
Sponsor: Hunter, Todd
Relating to the regulation of professional employer services; authorizing fees. House: Business & Industry
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective on 9/1/13
SB 1289 83-0 (2013) Author: Williams, Tommy
Sponsor: Bohac, Dwayne
Relating to certain business entities engaged in the publication of mug shots and other information regarding the involvement of an individual in the criminal justice system; providing a civil penalty. House: Business & Industry
Senate: Criminal Justice
Effective on 9/1/13
SB 1293 83-0 (2013) Author: West, Royce | et. al. Relating to creating a disadvantaged business assistance program to be operated by the Texas Department of Transportation. Senate: Transportation Not again placed on intent calendar
SB 1294 83-0 (2013) Author: Davis, Wendy
Sponsor: Guerra, R. D. "Bobby"
Relating to the awarding of contracts by the Texas Department of Transportation to private sector providers. House: Transportation
Senate: Transportation
Committee report sent to Calendars
SB 1345 83-0 (2013) Author: Hinojosa, Juan Relating to the sale and distribution of certain alcoholic beverages. Senate: Business & Commerce Left pending in committee
SB 1415 83-0 (2013) Author: Deuell, Bob
Sponsor: Workman, Paul
Relating to notice of termination by suppliers of certain dealer agreements governed by the Fair Practices of Equipment Manufacturers, Distributors, Wholesalers, and Dealers Act. House: Economic & Small Business Development
Senate: Transportation
Effective on 9/1/13
SB 1476 83-0 (2013) Author: West, Royce | et. al.
Sponsor: Sheffield, Ralph | et. al.
Relating to the creation of the veteran entrepreneur program by the Texas Veterans Commission. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs
Senate: Veteran Affairs & Military Installations
Effective immediately
SB 1504 83-0 (2013) Author: Lucio, Jr., Eddie Relating to the imposition of the sales and use tax on taxable items sold or provided under certain contracts. Senate: Finance Referred to s/c on Fiscal Matters by Chair
SB 1508 83-0 (2013) Author: Hegar, Glenn
Sponsor: Workman, Paul
Relating to the rendition of certain property for ad valorem tax purposes. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Finance
Effective on 1/1/14
SB 1516 83-0 (2013) Author: West, Royce Relating to the on-premises consumption of certain alcoholic beverages; providing a penalty and authorizing a fee. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SB 1518 83-0 (2013) Author: Van de Putte, Leticia Relating to the computation of the franchise tax by a taxable entity engaged in Internet hosting. Senate: Finance Referred to s/c on Fiscal Matters by Chair
SB 1533 83-0 (2013) Author: Carona, John
Sponsor: Ratliff, Bennett
Relating to municipal sales and use tax remittances by certain retailers. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Finance
Effective on 9/1/13
SB 1554 83-0 (2013) Author: Lucio, Jr., Eddie
Sponsor: King, Tracy | et. al.
Relating to the establishment of a matching grant program for community development in certain municipalities and counties. House: Agriculture & Livestock
Senate: Agriculture, Rural Affairs & Homeland Security
Placed on General State Calendar
SB 1557 83-0 (2013) Author: Lucio, Jr., Eddie | et. al.
Sponsor: Villarreal, Mike
Relating to business and nonprofit organization participation in supporting early college high schools. House: Public Education
Senate: Education
Effective on 9/1/13
SB 1618 83-0 (2013) Author: West, Royce Relating to public school accountability, including assessment, and curriculum requirements. Senate: Education Referred to Education
SB 1640 83-0 (2013) Author: Deuell, Bob Relating to the allocation of enterprise project designations during a biennium. House: Economic & Small Business Development
Senate: Economic Development
Referred to Economic & Small Business Development
SB 1672 83-0 (2013) Author: Taylor, Larry
Sponsor: Eiland, Craig
Relating to the business of travel insurance; authorizing penalties. House: Insurance
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective on 9/1/13
SB 1682 83-0 (2013) Author: Zaffirini, Judith Relating to certain ethics requirements applicable to state agencies, including required disclosures by state contractors. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 1776 83-0 (2013) Author: Lucio, Jr., Eddie Relating to prohibited discrimination in the sale of distilled spirits to holders of wholesaler's permits. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SB 1785 83-0 (2013) Author: Lucio, Jr., Eddie Relating to a study conducted by the School Health Advisory Committee regarding commercial advertisements on public school property. Senate: Education Referred to Education
SJR 14 83-0 (2013) Author: Patrick, Dan Proposing a constitutional amendment to authorize the legislature to limit the maximum appraised value of commercial or industrial real property for ad valorem tax purposes to 110 percent or more of the appraised value of the property for the preceding tax year. Senate: Finance Referred to s/c on Fiscal Matters by Chair
SJR 41 83-0 (2013) Author: Davis, Wendy Proposing a constitutional amendment providing that certain fees charged in connection with certain consumer loans are attributable to the lender and included in the computation of interest for purposes of regulating interest rates. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
HB 44 83-1 (2013) Author: Davis, John Relating to the Texas emerging technology fund; redesignating the fund as the Texas Research Technology Fund. Filed
HCR 9 83-1 (2013) Author: Dutton, Jr., Harold V. Approving H.B. No. 2138 notwithstanding the objections of the governor. Filed
HB 43 83-2 (2013) Author: Davis, John Relating to the Texas emerging technology fund; redesignating the fund as the Texas Research Technology Fund. House: Economic & Small Business Development Referred to Economic & Small Business Development
HB 33 82-0 (2011) Author: Branch, Dan | et. al.
Sponsor: Zaffirini, Judith
Relating to measures to increase the affordability of textbooks used for courses at public or private institutions of higher education. House: Higher Education
Senate: Higher Education
Effective on 9/1/11
HB 55 82-0 (2011) Author: Martinez, Armando | et. al. Relating to the use of the Texas Enterprise Fund for veterans hospitals. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 129 82-0 (2011) Author: Alvarado, Carol Relating to prohibiting the manufacture and sale of certain children's products containing bisphenol-A or certain other substances. House: Public Health Left pending in committee
HB 145 82-0 (2011) Author: Laubenberg, Jodie | et. al. Relating to exempting the intrastate manufacture of a firearm, a firearm accessory, or ammunition from federal regulation. House: State Sovereignty, Select Withdrawn from schedule
HB 202 82-0 (2011) Author: Solomons, Burt | et. al. Relating to requiring state contractors to participate in the federal electronic verification of work authorization program, or E-verify. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 237 82-0 (2011) Author: Flynn, Dan Relating to the composition of the Finance Commission of Texas. House: Pensions, Investments & Financial Services Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 269 82-0 (2011) Author: Hilderbran, Harvey Relating to the Texas Economic Development Act. House: Ways & Means No action taken in committee
HB 298 82-0 (2011) Author: Berman, Leo | et. al. Relating to exempting the intrastate manufacture of a firearm, a firearm accessory, or ammunition from federal regulation. House: State Sovereignty, Select Left pending in committee
HB 303 82-0 (2011) Author: Berman, Leo Relating to the imposition of a fee for money transmissions sent to certain destinations outside the United States. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 376 82-0 (2011) Author: Alonzo, Roberto Relating to use of a credit score by a business or lender. House: Pensions, Investments & Financial Services Referred to Pensions, Investments & Financial Services
HB 389 82-0 (2011) Author: Cook, Byron Relating to the purchase of plastic bulk merchandise containers by certain businesses; providing a civil penalty. House: Environmental Regulation Referred to Environmental Regulation
HB 397 82-0 (2011) Author: Gonzales, Veronica | et. al.
Sponsor: Uresti, Carlos | et. al.
Relating to the creation of the Bureau for Economic Development of the Border Region. House: Border & Intergovernmental Affairs
Senate: International Relations & Trade
Vetoed by the Governor
HB 429 82-0 (2011) Author: Fletcher, Allen | et. al. Relating to the classification of automotive repair shops as primarily engaged in retail trade for purposes of the franchise tax. House: Ways & Means Left pending in committee
HB 430 82-0 (2011) Author: Johnson, Eric Relating to the provision of payment history information to consumer reporting agencies. House: Pensions, Investments & Financial Services Left pending in committee
HB 437 82-0 (2011) Author: Rodriguez, Eddie | et. al. Relating to manufacturers' inclusion of denatonium benzoate in certain products containing ethylene glycol. House: Public Health Referred to Public Health
HB 465 82-0 (2011) Author: Burnam, Lon Relating to abolishing the Texas Enterprise Fund, the Texas emerging technology fund, the Pan American Games trust fund, the Olympic Games trust fund, and a major events trust fund, a motor sports racing trust fund, and an events trust fund for sporting and non-sporting events. House: Economic & Small Business Development Referred to Economic & Small Business Development
HB 466 82-0 (2011) Author: Burnam, Lon Relating to the authority to enter into certain agreements relating to the Texas Enterprise Fund, the Texas emerging technology fund, or certain trust funds for sporting and non-sporting events and the money in those funds. House: Economic & Small Business Development Left pending in committee
HB 582 82-0 (2011) Author: Button, Angie Relating to eligibility requirements for businesses for the receipt of certain public subsidies. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 612 82-0 (2011) Author: Hopson, Chuck
Sponsor: Nichols, Robert
Relating to the criminal penalty for failure of a trustee to pay the beneficiaries of the trust the purchase price for timber sold by the trustee. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Agriculture & Rural Affairs
Effective on 9/1/11
HB 613 82-0 (2011) Author: Hopson, Chuck | et. al.
Sponsor: Nichols, Robert
Relating to the unauthorized harvesting of standing timber; providing for the imposition of a criminal penalty. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Agriculture & Rural Affairs
Effective on 9/1/11
HB 670 82-0 (2011) Author: Crownover, Myra | et. al. Relating to the elimination of smoking in certain workplaces and public places; providing penalties. House: Public Health Postponed
HB 757 82-0 (2011) Author: Eiland, Craig Relating to the sale and consumption in this state of raw oysters harvested from Texas waters. House: Culture, Recreation & Tourism Left pending in committee
HB 765 82-0 (2011) Author: Lozano, J. M. Relating to restrictions on the prices of certain consumer goods and services during an abnormal disruption of the market. House: Business & Industry Left pending in committee
HB 785 82-0 (2011) Author: Davis, Yvonne Relating to restrictions on the use of state funds to benefit private entities that outsource jobs to foreign countries. House: Economic & Small Business Development Left pending in committee
HB 802 82-0 (2011) Author: Bonnen, Dennis Relating to the authority of a municipality to regulate door-to-door solicitation and sales by an alarm systems company. House: Homeland Security & Public Safety Failed to receive affirmative vote in comm.
HB 883 82-0 (2011) Author: Alvarado, Carol Relating to minimum efficiency standards for certain products; providing a civil penalty. House: Energy Resources Left pending in committee
HB 888 82-0 (2011) Author: Guillen, Ryan | et. al. Relating to historically underutilized businesses owned by disabled veterans for purposes of state contracting. House: State Affairs Considered in Calendars
HB 897 82-0 (2011) Author: Howard, Charlie Relating to restrictions on the automatic renewal of contracts. House: Business & Industry Considered in Calendars
HB 949 82-0 (2011) Author: Lozano, J. M. Relating to consumer goods and services covered under the Texas Telemarketing Disclosure and Privacy Act. House: Business & Industry Referred to Business & Industry
HB 951 82-0 (2011) Author: Lozano, J. M. Relating to the establishment of the Texas Rural Development Fund and to the establishment, operation, and funding of certain programs for rural economic development. House: Agriculture & Livestock Referred to Agriculture & Livestock
HB 953 82-0 (2011) Author: Lozano, J. M. Relating to consumer debt owed by certain military servicemembers. House: Pensions, Investments & Financial Services Referred to Pensions, Investments & Financial Services
HB 972 82-0 (2011) Author: Hartnett, Will Relating to the cancellation of travel club membership agreements; providing a civil penalty. House: Business & Industry Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 989 82-0 (2011) Author: Kolkhorst, Lois
Sponsor: Hegar, Glenn
Relating to the listing of a business location of certain businesses in print advertisements or on Internet websites. House: Business & Industry
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective on 9/1/11
HB 1021 82-0 (2011) Author: Guillen, Ryan Relating to considering ownership interests of disabled persons in determining whether a business is a historically underutilized business for purposes of state contracting. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 1052 82-0 (2011) Author: Patrick, Diane Relating to criminal background checks on users of online dating services and to disclosures of online dating safety measures; providing a civil penalty. House: Technology Laid on the table subject to call
HB 1079 82-0 (2011) Author: King, Phil Relating to a limitation on increases in the appraised value for ad valorem tax purposes of commercial or industrial real property. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HB 1096 82-0 (2011) Author: Farias, Joe Relating to considering ownership interests of certain disabled veterans in determining whether a business is a historically underutilized business for purposes of state contracting. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs Considered in Calendars
HB 1129 82-0 (2011) Author: Kolkhorst, Lois
Sponsor: Hegar, Glenn
Relating to a study by the attorney general of the effects on state law and authority of certain international and other agreements and bodies. House: State Sovereignty, Select
Senate: State Affairs
Effective immediately
HB 1137 82-0 (2011) Author: Darby, Drew | et. al.
Sponsor: Estes, Craig
Relating to the transmission of records regarding over-the-counter sales of ephedrine, pseudoephedrine, and norpseudoephedrine and a person's civil liability for certain acts arising from the sale of those products. House: Homeland Security & Public Safety
Senate: Criminal Justice
Effective on 9/1/11
HB 1155 82-0 (2011) Author: Walle, Armando Relating to the establishment by the Texas Workforce Commission of a pilot program to create voluntary internship opportunities for certain persons receiving unemployment benefits. House: Economic & Small Business Development Referred to Economic & Small Business Development
HB 1170 82-0 (2011) Author: Madden, Jerry | et. al. Relating to the computation of the franchise tax by certain taxable entities that rent or lease equipment. House: Ways & Means Left pending in committee
HB 1182 82-0 (2011) Author: Munoz, Jr., Sergio Relating to disclosure of calorie content and nutrition information by certain food establishments; providing an administrative penalty. House: Public Health Referred to Public Health
HB 1225 82-0 (2011) Author: Menendez, Jose Relating to requirements for private passenger vehicle rental companies regarding child safety seats; providing a penalty. House: Transportation Left pending in committee
HB 1246 82-0 (2011) Author: Callegari, Bill Relating to the repeal of certain laws regulating the sale or transfer of secondhand watches. House: Government Efficiency & Reform Referred to Government Efficiency & Reform
HB 1300 82-0 (2011) Author: Guillen, Ryan | et. al.
Sponsor: Eltife, Kevin
Relating to funding for state sites and programs of the Parks and Wildlife Department through private contributions and partnerships and to commercial advertising on certain state sites. House: Culture, Recreation & Tourism
Senate: Agriculture & Rural Affairs
Effective immediately
HB 1317 82-0 (2011) Author: Naishtat, Elliott Relating to a presumption that certain retailers are engaged in business in this state for the purpose of the use tax. House: Ways & Means Left pending in committee
HB 1358 82-0 (2011) Author: Howard, Charlie Relating to the exclusion of certain flow-through funds by qualified courier and logistics companies in determining total revenue for purposes of the franchise tax. House: Ways & Means Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 1438 82-0 (2011) Author: Lewis, Tryon Relating to service of process on certain domestic and foreign entities for the collection of delinquent property taxes. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Laid on the table subject to call
HB 1440 82-0 (2011) Author: Davis, Yvonne Relating to free trial offers on consumer goods and services. House: Business & Industry Left pending in committee
HB 1442 82-0 (2011) Author: Davis, Yvonne | et. al. Relating to certain disclosures regarding the terms of a credit card agreement. House: Pensions, Investments & Financial Services Referred to Pensions, Investments & Financial Services
HB 1443 82-0 (2011) Author: Davis, Yvonne Relating to prohibiting the use of opt-out notices by businesses to obtain the consent of consumers to transfer or share their personal identifying information. House: Business & Industry Left pending in committee
HB 1444 82-0 (2011) Author: Davis, Yvonne Relating to electronic contracts and solicitations offered to consumers for goods or services. House: Business & Industry Left pending in committee
HB 1446 82-0 (2011) Author: Davis, Yvonne Relating to the regulation of certain commercial mobile service contracts. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 1453 82-0 (2011) Author: Farias, Joe Relating to funding for state sites through private contributions and partnerships and to commercial advertising on certain state sites. House: Culture, Recreation & Tourism Referred to Culture, Recreation & Tourism
HB 1560 82-0 (2011) Author: Scott, Connie
Sponsor: Hinojosa, Juan
Relating to the enterprise zone program. House: Economic & Small Business Development
Senate: Economic Development
Senate appoints conferees-reported
HB 1592 82-0 (2011) Author: Legler, Ken Relating to the members of the State Securities Board. House: Pensions, Investments & Financial Services Comm. report sent to Local & Consent Calendar
HB 1617 82-0 (2011) Author: Deshotel, Joe Relating to uniform law on secured transactions. House: Business & Industry Laid on the table subject to call
HB 1642 82-0 (2011) Author: Zerwas, John Relating to the sexual assault program fund and to the fee imposed on certain sexually oriented businesses. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HB 1648 82-0 (2011) Author: Smith, Wayne Relating to the purchase of plastic bulk merchandise containers by certain businesses; providing a civil penalty. House: Environmental Regulation
Senate: Natural Resources
Referred to Natural Resources
HB 1655 82-0 (2011) Author: Davis, Yvonne Relating to the preference given by state agencies to goods offered by bidders in this state or manufactured, produced, or grown in this state or in the United States. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 1660 82-0 (2011) Author: Davis, Yvonne Relating to the provision of video programming service to consumers. House: Business & Industry Left pending in committee
HB 1661 82-0 (2011) Author: Davis, Yvonne Relating to the provision of Internet service to consumers. House: Technology Left pending in committee
HB 1711 82-0 (2011) Author: Davis, John
Sponsor: Jackson, Mike
Relating to disaster remediation contracts. House: Economic & Small Business Development
Senate: Economic Development
Effective on 9/1/11
HB 1851 82-0 (2011) Author: Reynolds, Ron | et. al. Relating to historically underutilized businesses and the preference given for goods and services purchased by state agencies; providing penalties. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 1873 82-0 (2011) Author: Giddings, Helen | et. al. Relating to business entities and associations. House: Business & Industry Laid on the table subject to call
HB 1877 82-0 (2011) Author: Coleman, Garnet Relating to the imposition of a fee for certain plastic bags provided to customers by retailers to fund a grant program to support local recycling efforts. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HB 1913 82-0 (2011) Author: Hancock, Kelly Relating to requirements for businesses that offer plastic checkout bags to customers. House: Environmental Regulation Left pending in committee
HB 1968 82-0 (2011) Author: Chisum, Warren Relating to regulation of gas pipelines; providing penalties. House: Energy Resources Left pending in committee
HB 2029 82-0 (2011) Author: Flynn, Dan
Sponsor: Carona, John
Relating to the sale of a cemetery plot; providing penalties. House: Pensions, Investments & Financial Services
Senate: Business & Commerce
No action taken in committee
HB 2086 82-0 (2011) Author: Bohac, Dwayne Relating to deceptive trade practices relating to the advertisement of certain goods. House: Business & Industry No action taken in committee
HB 2098 82-0 (2011) Author: Davis, John
Sponsor: Uresti, Carlos
Relating to the authority of physicians and physician assistants to form certain entities. House: Business & Industry
Senate: State Affairs
Effective immediately
HB 2105 82-0 (2011) Author: Davis, Yvonne Relating to employment restrictions on persons awarded certain government contracts or public subsidies; providing a civil penalty. House: Economic & Small Business Development Referred to Economic & Small Business Development
HB 2177 82-0 (2011) Author: Solomons, Burt | et. al. Relating to certain claims against persons licensed as real estate brokers and salespersons. House: Licensing & Administrative Procedures Laid on the table subject to call
HB 2224 82-0 (2011) Author: Davis, Yvonne Relating to the collection of certain foreclosure data by the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs. House: Urban Affairs Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 2342 82-0 (2011) Author: Truitt, Vicki
Sponsor: Watson, Kirk
Relating to certain violations of and offenses under The Securities Act; providing penalties. House: Pensions, Investments & Financial Services
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective on 9/1/11
HB 2393 82-0 (2011) Author: Davis, Sarah Relating to a request by the owner of an ownership interest in a domestic entity that the interest be uncertificated. House: Business & Industry
Senate: Business & Commerce
Referred to Business & Commerce
HB 2403 82-0 (2011) Author: Otto, John | et. al.
Sponsor: West, Royce | et. al.
Relating to retailers engaged in business in this state for purposes of sales and use taxes. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Finance
Vetoed by the Governor
HB 2419 82-0 (2011) Author: Davis, John Relating to toilet accommodations at filling stations; providing penalties. House: Licensing & Administrative Procedures Left pending in committee
HB 2468 82-0 (2011) Author: Phillips, Larry
Sponsor: Seliger, Kel
Relating to providing a patron of a pay-to-park or valet parking service with certain information; providing a civil penalty. House: Business & Industry
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective on 9/1/11
HB 2486 82-0 (2011) Author: Davis, Sarah Relating to assignment of rents to holders of certain security interests in real property. House: Business & Industry Left pending in committee
HB 2510 82-0 (2011) Author: Lavender, George | et. al.
Sponsor: Eltife, Kevin
Relating to exempting the intrastate manufacture of certain incandescent light bulbs from federal regulation. House: Energy Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective on 1/1/12
HB 2559 82-0 (2011) Author: Truitt, Vicki
Sponsor: Harris, Chris
Relating to commercial motor vehicle installment sales. House: Pensions, Investments & Financial Services
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective on 9/1/11
HB 2580 82-0 (2011) Author: Murphy, Jim | et. al. Relating to certain investments by insurance companies and related organizations. House: Economic & Small Business Development Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 2593 82-0 (2011) Author: Truitt, Vicki | et. al. Relating to certain restrictions on deferred presentment transactions and motor vehicle certificate of title loans that a credit services organization obtains for a consumer or assists a consumer in obtaining. House: Pensions, Investments & Financial Services Postponed
HB 2620 82-0 (2011) Author: Hancock, Kelly Relating to communications services and markets. House: State Affairs Laid on the table subject to call
HB 2621 82-0 (2011) Author: Hancock, Kelly Relating to deregulation of certain telecommunications markets and companies. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 2719 82-0 (2011) Author: Harper-Brown, Linda | et. al. Relating to the clarification of the circumstances under which a retailer is considered to be engaged in business in this state, and the information required to be provided by certain retailers, for purposes of the collection of sales and use taxes. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HB 2750 82-0 (2011) Author: Martinez Fischer, Trey Relating to subcontracting opportunities for historically underutilized businesses under certain state purchasing contracts. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 2793 82-0 (2011) Author: Hunter, Todd
Sponsor: Hinojosa, Juan
Relating to the processing fee charged for a dishonored payment device. House: Business & Industry
Senate: Administration
Effective on 9/1/11
HB 2813 82-0 (2011) Author: Christian, Wayne | et. al. Relating to requiring the comptroller to provide notice to a person who will be regarded as a retailer or seller for purposes of sales and use tax. House: Ways & Means Left pending in committee
HB 2846 82-0 (2011) Author: Madden, Jerry | et. al. Relating to certain procedures and civil penalties under the Deceptive Trade Practices-Consumer Protection Act. House: Business & Industry Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 2953 82-0 (2011) Author: Cain, Erwin Relating to the state agency concurrence required before certain federal regulatory action is imposed on regulated business entities in this state. House: Government Efficiency & Reform Meeting cancelled
HB 2990 82-0 (2011) Author: Deshotel, Joe
Sponsor: Wentworth, Jeff
Relating to the electronic storage of personal identification information obtained from driver's licenses or personal identification certificates. House: Homeland Security & Public Safety
Senate: Transportation & Homeland Security
Failed to receive affirmative vote in comm.
HB 2991 82-0 (2011) Author: Deshotel, Joe
Sponsor: Carona, John
Relating to a determination of the reasonable relation of certain transactions to particular jurisdictions. House: Business & Industry
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective on 9/1/11
HB 2992 82-0 (2011) Author: Miles, Borris Relating to planning and administration of the state's historically underutilized business program. House: Government Efficiency & Reform Referred to Government Efficiency & Reform
HB 3004 82-0 (2011) Author: Nash, Barbara
Sponsor: Carona, John
Relating to prepaid funeral benefits contracts and the prepaid funeral contract guaranty fund. House: Pensions, Investments & Financial Services
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective immediately
HB 3011 82-0 (2011) Author: Giddings, Helen Relating to prohibiting the use or retention of zip codes obtained by businesses in verifying the identity of customers; providing a civil penalty. House: Business & Industry Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 3040 82-0 (2011) Author: Chisum, Warren | et. al. Relating to lender notice to contractors regarding a construction loan or financing agreement for the improvement of real property and related procedures for suspending contractors' and subcontractors' performance. House: Business & Industry Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 3045 82-0 (2011) Author: Lucio III, Eddie Relating to the regulation of the location of pawnshops in certain counties. House: Pensions, Investments & Financial Services Referred to Pensions, Investments & Financial Services
HB 3079 82-0 (2011) Author: Darby, Drew
Sponsor: Deuell, Bob
Relating to dealer agreements regarding the purchase and sale of certain equipment or machinery used for agricultural, construction, industrial, mining, outdoor power, forestry, and landscaping purposes. House: Licensing & Administrative Procedures
Senate: Transportation & Homeland Security
Effective on 9/1/11
HB 3140 82-0 (2011) Author: Paxton, Ken Relating to the authority of certain municipalities to create economic development programs and provide loans or grants for those programs; providing authority to issue bonds. House: Economic & Small Business Development Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 3141 82-0 (2011) Author: Hartnett, Will
Sponsor: Carona, John
Relating to the registration and protection of trademarks. House: Business & Industry
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective on . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
HB 3174 82-0 (2011) Author: Madden, Jerry | et. al.
Sponsor: Harris, Chris
Relating to the stay of recognition or enforcement of a foreign country judgment to allow for de novo review of a contract or agreement for a sale, offer for sale, or sell under The Securities Act. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective immediately
HB 3210 82-0 (2011) Author: Creighton, Brandon Relating to the documentary fee charged in retail installment transactions for the sale of certain vehicles. House: Pensions, Investments & Financial Services Referred to Pensions, Investments & Financial Services
HB 3236 82-0 (2011) Author: Hernandez Luna, Ana Relating to requirements for businesses that offer plastic checkout bags to customers; providing civil and administrative penalties. House: Environmental Regulation Left pending in committee
HB 3243 82-0 (2011) Author: Elkins, Gary Relating to a merchant's duty to cooperate with a law enforcement investigation of fraudulent or unauthorized use of a credit or debit card or other access device. House: Business & Industry No action taken in committee
HB 3244 82-0 (2011) Author: Elkins, Gary Relating to shareholder standing to institute or maintain a derivative proceeding after a merger. House: Business & Industry Laid on the table subject to call
HB 3291 82-0 (2011) Author: Harper-Brown, Linda Relating to a deceptive act or practice in connection with a consumer's health benefit plan benefits. House: Insurance Left pending in committee
HB 3322 82-0 (2011) Author: Hunter, Todd Relating to covenants not to compete. House: Business & Industry Referred to Business & Industry
HB 3326 82-0 (2011) Author: Woolley, Beverly Relating to the classification of certain entities as primarily engaged in retail trade for purposes of the franchise tax. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Finance
Referred to Finance
HB 3356 82-0 (2011) Author: Miles, Borris | et. al. Relating to the state's historically underutilized business program, including the establishment of a contractor point system. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 3392 82-0 (2011) Author: Miller, Doug Relating to disclosures and termination fees by certain businesses providing credit card processing services. House: Pensions, Investments & Financial Services Referred to Pensions, Investments & Financial Services
HB 3417 82-0 (2011) Author: Darby, Drew Relating to state fiscal matters regarding business and economic development. House: Appropriations Left pending in committee
HB 3476 82-0 (2011) Author: Carter, Stefani Relating to a franchise tax credit for certain taxable entities that recruit new taxable entities to this state or that relocate to this state. House: Ways & Means No action taken in committee
HB 3502 82-0 (2011) Author: Raymond, Richard Pena Relating to the regulation of crafted precious metal dealers and dealerships; providing a criminal penalty. House: Licensing & Administrative Procedures Comm. report sent to Local & Consent Calendar
HB 3529 82-0 (2011) Author: Davis, Yvonne Relating to the regulation of debt collection agencies and credit bureaus. House: Pensions, Investments & Financial Services Left pending in committee
HB 3584 82-0 (2011) Author: Strama, Mark Relating to the Texas emerging technology fund. House: Technology Referred to Technology
HB 3672 82-0 (2011) Author: Dutton, Jr., Harold V. Relating to requiring the comptroller to provide notice to a person who will be regarded as a retailer or seller for purposes of sales and use tax. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HB 3685 82-0 (2011) Author: Aliseda, Jose Relating to the collection and distribution of sales taxes and the hours of operation for certain retailers. House: Ways & Means Left pending in committee
HJR 82 82-0 (2011) Author: King, Phil Proposing a constitutional amendment to authorize the legislature to limit the maximum appraised value of commercial or industrial real property for ad valorem tax purposes to 110 percent or more of the appraised value of the property for the preceding tax year. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
SB 68 82-0 (2011) Author: Zaffirini, Judith Relating to contracting issues of state agencies, including ethics issues related to state contracting. Senate: Government Organization Left pending in committee
SB 171 82-0 (2011) Author: Hinojosa, Juan Relating to disclosure of calorie content and nutrition information by certain food establishments; providing an administrative penalty. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SB 249 82-0 (2011) Author: Estes, Craig
Sponsor: Orr, Rob
Relating to the composition of the Finance Commission of Texas. House: Pensions, Investments & Financial Services
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective immediately
SB 326 82-0 (2011) Author: Duncan, Robert | et. al.
Sponsor: Hilderbran, Harvey
Relating to the exemption from ad valorem taxation of certain tangible personal property stored temporarily at a location in this state. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Finance
Committee report sent to Calendars
SB 347 82-0 (2011) Author: Watson, Kirk Relating to the creation of the Texas Center for Sustainable Business. Senate: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
SB 355 82-0 (2011) Author: Ellis, Rodney | et. al. Relating to the elimination of smoking in certain workplaces and public places; providing penalties. Senate: Health & Human Services Not again placed on intent calendar
SB 362 82-0 (2011) Author: Carona, John Relating to the presumed abandonment date for stored value cards. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SB 387 82-0 (2011) Author: Williams, Tommy
Sponsor: Eiland, Craig
Relating to the sale and consumption in this state of raw oysters harvested from Texas waters. House: Culture, Recreation & Tourism
Senate: Agriculture & Rural Affairs
Effective immediately
SB 392 82-0 (2011) Author: Patrick, Dan Relating to the classification of certain entities as primarily engaged in retail trade for purposes of the franchise tax. Senate: Finance Referred to Finance
SB 457 82-0 (2011) Author: Ellis, Rodney Relating to minimum efficiency standards for certain products; providing a civil penalty. Senate: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
SB 474 82-0 (2011) Author: Patrick, Dan | et. al. Relating to a limitation on increases in the appraised value for ad valorem tax purposes of commercial or industrial real property. Senate: Finance Co-author authorized
SB 476 82-0 (2011) Author: Patrick, Dan Relating to the classification of automotive repair shops as primarily engaged in retail trade for purposes of the franchise tax. Senate: Finance Referred to Finance
SB 488 82-0 (2011) Author: Van de Putte, Leticia
Sponsor: Patrick, Diane
Relating to criminal background checks on users of online dating services and to disclosures of online dating safety measures; providing a civil penalty. House: Technology
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective on 9/1/11
SB 582 82-0 (2011) Author: Harris, Chris | et. al.
Sponsor: Lewis, Tryon
Relating to service of process on certain domestic and foreign entities for the collection of delinquent property taxes. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on 9/1/11
SB 583 82-0 (2011) Author: Nichols, Robert Relating to the criminal penalty for failure of a trustee to pay the beneficiaries of the trust the purchase price for timber sold by the trustee. Senate: Agriculture & Rural Affairs Left pending in committee
SB 584 82-0 (2011) Author: Nichols, Robert Relating to the unauthorized harvesting of standing timber; providing for the imposition of a criminal penalty. Senate: Agriculture & Rural Affairs Left pending in committee
SB 615 82-0 (2011) Author: Rodriguez, Jose | et. al.
Sponsor: Quintanilla, Chente | et. al.
Relating to requiring a retail seller of motor vehicle tires to render certain tires unusable and to the regulation of scrap tires; providing civil penalties. House: Environmental Regulation
Senate: Transportation & Homeland Security
Placed on General State Calendar
SB 619 82-0 (2011) Author: Rodriguez, Jose Relating to requiring solar panels to be offered by certain builders of new homes. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SB 748 82-0 (2011) Author: Carona, John
Sponsor: Giddings, Helen
Relating to business entities and associations. House: Business & Industry
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective on 9/1/11
SB 767 82-0 (2011) Author: Ellis, Rodney
Sponsor: Alvarado, Carol
Relating to the regulation of certain residential mortgage foreclosure consulting services; providing a criminal penalty. House: Business & Industry
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective on 9/1/11
SB 782 82-0 (2011) Author: Carona, John
Sponsor: Deshotel, Joe
Relating to uniform law on secured transactions. House: Business & Industry
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective on . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
SB 806 82-0 (2011) Author: Hinojosa, Juan | et. al. Relating to considering ownership interests of disabled veterans in determining whether a business is a historically underutilized business for purposes of state contracting. Senate: State Affairs Co-author authorized
SB 831 82-0 (2011) Author: Rodriguez, Jose | et. al. Relating to considering ownership interests of certain disabled veterans in determining whether a business is a historically underutilized business for purposes of state contracting. Senate: State Affairs Co-author authorized
SB 859 82-0 (2011) Author: Duncan, Robert | et. al.
Sponsor: Smithee, John
Relating to small and large employer health group cooperatives and to employer contributions to individual health insurance policies. House: Insurance
Senate: State Affairs
Effective immediately
SB 889 82-0 (2011) Author: Carona, John
Sponsor: Davis, Sarah
Relating to assignment of rents to holders of certain security interests in real property. House: Business & Industry
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective immediately
SB 891 82-0 (2011) Author: Carona, John Relating to certain investments in certain Texas businesses by insurance companies and related organizations. Senate: Economic Development Not again placed on intent calendar
SB 908 82-0 (2011) Author: Fraser, Troy Relating to requirements for businesses that offer plastic checkout bags to customers. Senate: Natural Resources Not again placed on intent calendar
SB 961 82-0 (2011) Author: Uresti, Carlos Relating to the authority of physicians and physician assistants to form certain entities. Senate: State Affairs Left pending in committee
SB 965 82-0 (2011) Author: Uresti, Carlos | et. al. Relating to the creation of the Bureau for Economic Development of the Border Region. Senate: International Relations & Trade No action taken in committee
SB 980 82-0 (2011) Author: Carona, John | et. al.
Sponsor: Hancock, Kelly
Relating to communications services and markets. House: State Affairs
Senate: Business & Commerce
See remarks for effective date
SB 986 82-0 (2011) Author: Carona, John Relating to deregulation of certain telecommunications markets and companies. House: State Affairs
Senate: Business & Commerce
Referred to State Affairs
SB 988 82-0 (2011) Author: Van de Putte, Leticia
Sponsor: Larson, Lyle | et. al.
Relating to the creation of a cybersecurity, education, and economic development council. House: Technology
Senate: Economic Development
Effective on 9/1/11
SB 991 82-0 (2011) Author: Carona, John | et. al. Relating to the administration of the Texas Enterprise Fund and the Texas emerging technology fund and of awards from those funds. Senate: Economic Development Co-author authorized
SB 1040 82-0 (2011) Author: Ellis, Rodney Relating to exemptions from the sales and use tax for certain energy-efficient products. Senate: Finance Referred to Finance
SB 1108 82-0 (2011) Author: Davis, Wendy Relating to requiring computer technicians to report images of child pornography; providing a criminal penalty. Senate: Criminal Justice Referred to Criminal Justice
SB 1135 82-0 (2011) Author: Hegar, Glenn Relating to regulation of gas pipelines; providing penalties. Senate: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
SB 1166 82-0 (2011) Author: Carona, John
Sponsor: Nash, Barbara
Relating to prepaid funeral benefits contracts and the prepaid funeral contract guaranty fund. House: Pensions, Investments & Financial Services
Senate: Business & Commerce
Comm. report sent to Local & Consent Calendar
SB 1173 82-0 (2011) Author: Deuell, Bob Relating to lender notice of default to contractors regarding a construction loan or financing agreement for an improvement to real property and related procedures for suspending contractors' performance. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SB 1175 82-0 (2011) Author: Jackson, Mike | et. al.
Sponsor: Davis, John
Relating to the Texas Enterprise Fund and the Texas emerging technology fund. House: Economic & Small Business Development
Senate: Economic Development
Committee report sent to Calendars
SB 1186 82-0 (2011) Author: Hinojosa, Juan Relating to the enterprise zone program. Senate: Economic Development No action taken in committee
SB 1279 82-0 (2011) Author: Estes, Craig Relating to the members of the State Securities Board. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SB 1281 82-0 (2011) Author: Watson, Kirk
Sponsor: Truitt, Vicki
Relating to certain violations of and offenses under The Securities Act; providing penalties. House: Pensions, Investments & Financial Services
Senate: Business & Commerce
Comm. report sent to Local & Consent Calendar
SB 1298 82-0 (2011) Author: Hinojosa, Juan Relating to the authority of counties to nominate projects in the extraterritorial jurisdictions of certain municipalities for designation as enterprise projects. Senate: Economic Development Referred to Economic Development
SB 1301 82-0 (2011) Author: Deuell, Bob
Sponsor: Rodriguez, Eddie
Relating to manufacturers' inclusion of denatonium benzoate in certain products containing ethylene glycol. House: Public Health
Senate: Natural Resources
Placed on General State Calendar
SB 1353 82-0 (2011) Author: Eltife, Kevin | et. al.
Sponsor: Solomons, Burt | et. al.
Relating to certain claims against persons licensed as real estate brokers and salespersons. House: Licensing & Administrative Procedures
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective immediately
SB 1429 82-0 (2011) Author: Hinojosa, Juan Relating to regulating certain persons that generate or transport scrap tires; providing a civil penalty. Senate: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
SB 1456 82-0 (2011) Author: Carona, John Relating to the reasonable relation of qualified transactions to particular jurisdictions. Senate: Business & Commerce Left pending in committee
SB 1463 82-0 (2011) Author: Hinojosa, Juan Relating to the processing fee charged for a dishonored payment device. Senate: Business & Commerce Removed from local & uncontested calendar
SB 1508 82-0 (2011) Author: Ellis, Rodney Relating to the right of certain debtors to elect to mediate a dispute before the debt is accelerated or a contract lien on real property is foreclosed; providing civil penalties. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SB 1568 82-0 (2011) Author: Estes, Craig
Sponsor: Elkins, Gary
Relating to shareholder standing after a merger. House: Business & Industry
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective on 9/1/11
SB 1585 82-0 (2011) Author: Ogden, Steve Relating to state fiscal matters regarding business and economic development. Senate: Finance No action taken in committee
SB 1732 82-0 (2011) Author: Van de Putte, Leticia
Sponsor: Guillen, Ryan
Relating to authorizing the adjutant general to operate post exchanges on state military property. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs
Senate: Veteran Affairs & Military Installations
Effective immediately
SB 1798 82-0 (2011) Author: West, Royce | et. al. Relating to retailers engaged in business in this state for purposes of sales and use taxes. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Finance
Referred to Ways & Means
SB 1802 82-0 (2011) Author: Lucio, Jr., Eddie Relating to subcontracting opportunities for historically underutilized businesses under certain state purchasing contracts. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 1803 82-0 (2011) Author: Lucio, Jr., Eddie Relating to investments in Texas businesses by certain public retirement systems in this state. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SJR 20 82-0 (2011) Author: Patrick, Dan | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment to authorize the legislature to limit the maximum appraised value of commercial or industrial real property for ad valorem tax purposes to 110 percent or more of the appraised value of the property for the preceding tax year. Senate: Finance Co-author authorized
SJR 52 82-0 (2011) Author: Ogden, Steve Proposing a constitutional amendment clarifying that a tax imposed on certain business entities is not subject to Section 24, Article VIII, Texas Constitution, and imposing certain limitations on the computation of a tax imposed on a business entity. Senate: Finance Left pending in committee
HB 46 82-1 (2011) Author: Crownover, Myra Relating to reducing state Medicaid and other health care costs by prohibiting smoking in certain public places; providing penalties. House: Appropriations Reported favorably w/o amendment(s)
SB 28 82-1 (2011) Author: Ellis, Rodney | et. al. Relating to reducing state Medicaid and other health care costs by prohibiting smoking in certain public places; providing penalties. Senate: Health & Human Services Co-author authorized
HB 5 81-0 (2009) Author: Crownover, Myra | et. al. Relating to the elimination of smoking in all workplaces and public places; providing penalties. House: State Affairs Reported favorably as substituted
HB 10 81-0 (2009) Author: Solomons, Burt
Sponsor: Averitt, Kip
Relating to the regulation of residential mortgage loan originators; providing a penalty. House: Pensions, Investments & Financial Services
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective immediately
HB 24 81-0 (2009) Author: Leibowitz, David Relating to restrictions on the prices of certain consumer goods and services during an abnormal disruption of the market. House: Business & Industry Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 194 81-0 (2009) Author: Alonzo, Roberto Relating to use of a credit score by a business or lender. House: Pensions, Investments & Financial Services Referred to Pensions, Investments & Financial Services
HB 263 81-0 (2009) Author: Berman, Leo | et. al. Relating to the imposition of a fee for money transmissions sent to certain destinations outside the United States. House: Ways & Means Left pending in committee
HB 268 81-0 (2009) Author: Lucio III, Eddie | et. al. Relating to considering ownership interests of disabled veterans in determining whether a business is a historically underutilized business for purposes of state contracting. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs Referred to Defense & Veterans' Affairs
HB 271 81-0 (2009) Author: Ortiz, Jr., Solomon | et. al.
Sponsor: Van de Putte, Leticia
Relating to the designation of enterprise projects during a biennium. House: Technology, Economic Development & Workforce
Senate: Economic Development
Effective on 9/1/09
HB 342 81-0 (2009) Author: Herrero, Abel | et. al. Relating to a consumer debt owed by certain military personnel called to active duty. House: Pensions, Investments & Financial Services Referred to Pensions, Investments & Financial Services
HB 343 81-0 (2009) Author: Herrero, Abel | et. al. Relating to consumer debt owed by certain military servicemembers. House: Pensions, Investments & Financial Services Referred to Pensions, Investments & Financial Services
HB 345 81-0 (2009) Author: Elkins, Gary | et. al. Relating to a business's duty to protect sensitive personal information contained in its customer records. House: Business & Industry Placed on General State Calendar
HB 365 81-0 (2009) Author: Flynn, Dan Relating to the composition of the Finance Commission of Texas. House: Pensions, Investments & Financial Services Postponed
HB 394 81-0 (2009) Author: Rose, Patrick | et. al.
Sponsor: Van de Putte, Leticia
Relating to use of the money from the Texas Enterprise Fund to benefit certain small businesses and certain projects. House: Technology, Economic Development & Workforce
Senate: Economic Development
Effective immediately
HB 416 81-0 (2009) Author: Leibowitz, David | et. al. Relating to a requirement that a recipient of money from the Texas Enterprise Fund participate in a federal work eligibility verification program. House: Technology, Economic Development & Workforce Referred to Technology, Economic Development & Workforce
HB 443 81-0 (2009) Author: Edwards, Al Relating to requiring certain service stations to be capable of operating with alternate generated power. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 457 81-0 (2009) Author: Alvarado, Carol | et. al. Relating to disaster preparedness and emergency management in relation to alternative electrical power for certain service stations in certain populous counties. House: State Affairs Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 521 81-0 (2009) Author: Giddings, Helen Relating to the contents of a receipt issued for payment of a good or service; providing a civil penalty. House: Business & Industry Subcommittee members named
HB 523 81-0 (2009) Author: Giddings, Helen
Sponsor: Fraser, Troy
Relating to the contents of a receipt issued for payment of a good or service; providing a civil penalty. House: Business & Industry
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective on 1/1/10
HB 654 81-0 (2009) Author: Brown, Fred Relating to the prices of certain consumer goods and services during a declared state of disaster. House: Business & Industry Left pending in subcommittee
HB 663 81-0 (2009) Author: King, Susan | et. al. Relating to participation by single-employee businesses in private purchasing cooperatives or health group cooperatives. House: Insurance Left pending in committee
HB 792 81-0 (2009) Author: Burnam, Lon Relating to the labeling of products that contain bisphenol-A. House: Public Health Referred to Public Health
HB 808 81-0 (2009) Author: Gallego, Pete Relating to the availability of automated external defibrillators at certain athletic clubs. House: Public Health Postponed
HB 831 81-0 (2009) Author: Taylor, Larry | et. al. Relating to the exemption from certain taxation of certain organizations. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Finance
Referred to Finance
HB 970 81-0 (2009) Author: Lucio III, Eddie | et. al. Relating to considering ownership interests of disabled persons in determining whether a business is a historically underutilized business for purposes of state contracting. House: State Affairs Postponed
HB 977 81-0 (2009) Author: Burnam, Lon | et. al. Relating to use of the money from the Texas enterprise fund to promote renewable energy technology. House: State Affairs Considered in Calendars
HB 980 81-0 (2009) Author: Thompson, Senfronia Relating to the collection and allocation of local sales and use taxes. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HB 982 81-0 (2009) Author: Thompson, Senfronia | et. al.
Sponsor: Carona, John
Relating to the imposition of a tax on the gross receipts from admissions fees charged by sexually oriented businesses. House: Licensing & Administrative Procedures
Senate: Criminal Justice
Postponed
HB 1007 81-0 (2009) Author: Allen, Alma | et. al. Relating to the expiration of a stored value card. House: Business & Industry
Senate: Business & Commerce
Referred to Business & Commerce
HB 1015 81-0 (2009) Author: Corte, Jr., Frank Relating to requiring certain service stations to be capable of operating with alternative electrical power and to have an alternative electrical generator; providing a criminal penalty. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 1034 81-0 (2009) Author: Jackson, Jim Relating to requiring a sexually oriented business to maintain certain photographic identification records; providing a criminal penalty. House: Licensing & Administrative Procedures Referred to Licensing & Administrative Procedures
HB 1096 81-0 (2009) Author: Vo, Hubert | et. al.
Sponsor: Van de Putte, Leticia
Relating to the provision of notice regarding the availability of higher education textbooks through multiple retailers. House: Higher Education
Senate: Higher Education
Effective immediately
HB 1099 81-0 (2009) Author: Vo, Hubert Relating to measures to increase the affordability of textbooks used for courses at public institutions of higher education. House: Higher Education Referred to Higher Education
HB 1116 81-0 (2009) Author: Button, Angie | et. al. Relating to tax incentives for certain businesses for job creation and retention. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HB 1134 81-0 (2009) Author: England, Kirk
Sponsor: West, Royce
Relating to the authority of the Dallas County Flood Control District No. 1 to enter into a tax abatement agreement and to designate a reinvestment zone. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Economic Development
Effective on 9/1/09
HB 1162 81-0 (2009) Author: Orr, Rob | et. al. Relating to regulating the collection or solicitation of donated goods subsequently sold by for-profit entities or individuals; providing a civil penalty. House: Business & Industry
Senate: Business & Commerce
Referred to Business & Commerce
HB 1257 81-0 (2009) Author: Legler, Ken | et. al.
Sponsor: Williams, Tommy | et. al.
Relating to the payment in installments of ad valorem taxes on certain property owned by a business entity and located in a disaster area and to the ad valorem taxation of a residence homestead rendered uninhabitable or unusable by a casualty or by wind or water damage. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Finance
Effective immediately
HB 1277 81-0 (2009) Author: Button, Angie | et. al.
Sponsor: Deuell, Bob
Relating to the Texas Enterprise Fund, including the use of money from the fund, the terms of a grant agreement, and the duties of a grant recipient or entity that acquires a grant recipient. House: Technology, Economic Development & Workforce
Senate: Economic Development
Committee report printed and distributed
HB 1361 81-0 (2009) Author: Anchia, Rafael | et. al. Relating to the imposition of a fee for certain plastic bags provided to customers by retailers. House: Ways & Means Left pending in committee
HB 1388 81-0 (2009) Author: Davis, Yvonne Relating to a fee charged by a consumer reporting agency for the placement, removal, or temporary lifting of a security freeze on the consumer file of certain elderly persons. House: Business & Industry Left pending in subcommittee
HB 1478 81-0 (2009) Author: Bohac, Dwayne Relating to the reporting of information regarding debt incurred for necessary medical treatment. House: Business & Industry No action taken in subcommittee
HB 1522 81-0 (2009) Author: Alvarado, Carol Relating to a requirement that a chain restaurant disclose nutrition information; providing an administrative penalty. House: Public Health Referred to Public Health
HB 1524 81-0 (2009) Author: Alvarado, Carol Relating to prohibiting the manufacture and sale of certain children's products containing bisphenol-A or certain other substances. House: Public Health Referred to Public Health
HB 1573 81-0 (2009) Author: Thompson, Senfronia Relating to a requirement that a recipient of money from the Texas Enterprise Fund provide a health benefit plan for its employees. House: Technology, Economic Development & Workforce Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 1726 81-0 (2009) Author: Chavez, Norma Relating to the exemption from ad valorem taxation of certain tangible personal property stored temporarily at a location in this state. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HB 1766 81-0 (2009) Author: Rodriguez, Eddie | et. al. Relating to exempting prepaid wireless telecommunications devices from the 9-1-1 emergency service fee. House: Public Safety Left pending in committee
HB 1771 81-0 (2009) Author: Chavez, Norma | et. al. Relating to the reduction in value or abandonment of stored value cards. House: Business & Industry
Senate: Business & Commerce
Referred to Business & Commerce
HB 1777 81-0 (2009) Author: Deshotel, Joe Relating to a loan program to encourage the use of cleaner hydrogen fuel; providing for the issuance of bonds. House: Energy Resources Left pending in committee
HB 1787 81-0 (2009) Author: Solomons, Burt | et. al.
Sponsor: Wentworth, Jeff
Relating to the designation or appointment of registered agents for service of process, notice, or demand on certain entities or associations. House: Business & Industry
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective on 1/1/10
HB 1835 81-0 (2009) Author: Davis, Yvonne | et. al. Relating to the provision of commercial mobile service to customers. House: Business & Industry Left pending in subcommittee
HB 1851 81-0 (2009) Author: Solomons, Burt Relating to rental agreements. House: Business & Industry Left pending in subcommittee
HB 1863 81-0 (2009) Author: Berman, Leo | et. al. Relating to exempting the intrastate manufacture of a firearm, a firearm accessory, or ammunition from federal regulation. House: Public Safety Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 1867 81-0 (2009) Author: Anchia, Rafael | et. al. Relating to requirements for businesses that offer plastic checkout bags to customers; providing civil and administrative penalties. House: Environmental Regulation Left pending in committee
HB 1953 81-0 (2009) Author: Davis, Yvonne | et. al. Relating to the provision of video programming service to consumers. House: Business & Industry Left pending in subcommittee
HB 1954 81-0 (2009) Author: Davis, Yvonne | et. al. Relating to the provision of Internet service to consumers. House: Technology, Economic Development & Workforce Left pending in committee
HB 2031 81-0 (2009) Author: England, Kirk
Sponsor: Seliger, Kel
Relating to the definition of sight order for purposes of prosecuting certain criminal offenses. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
Effective on 9/1/09
HB 2069 81-0 (2009) Author: Elkins, Gary Relating to a merchant's duties with respect to the use of a credit card, debit card, stored value card, or other access device. House: Business & Industry Left pending in subcommittee
HB 2070 81-0 (2009) Author: Cohen, Ellen | et. al. Relating to the fee based on admissions to certain sexually oriented businesses. House: Ways & Means Postponed
HB 2127 81-0 (2009) Author: Giddings, Helen
Sponsor: West, Royce
Relating to regulations regarding the sale of plastic bulk merchandise containers; providing a criminal penalty. House: Business & Industry
Senate: Business & Commerce
See remarks for effective date
HB 2129 81-0 (2009) Author: Giddings, Helen Relating to a consumer's option to prevent the sale of the consumer's financial information by a financial institution; providing a civil penalty. House: Pensions, Investments & Financial Services Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 2188 81-0 (2009) Author: Kuempel, Edmund Relating to certain affidavits filed for recording in real or personal property records. House: Business & Industry No action taken in subcommittee
HB 2210 81-0 (2009) Author: Anchia, Rafael | et. al. Relating to efficiency standards for certain appliances; providing a civil penalty. House: Energy Resources Placed on General State Calendar
HB 2211 81-0 (2009) Author: Craddick, Tom Relating to a restriction on the services provided by a credit services organization with respect to certain extensions of consumer credit. House: Pensions, Investments & Financial Services Left pending in subcommittee
HB 2227 81-0 (2009) Author: Parker, Tan Relating to the total revenue exemption for the franchise tax. House: Ways & Means Left pending in committee
HB 2247 81-0 (2009) Author: Turner, Sylvester Relating to an emergency power supply for service stations, supermarkets, and pharmacies located in certain areas of the state; providing a civil penalty. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 2300 81-0 (2009) Author: Davis, Yvonne Relating to restrictions on the use of state funds to benefit private entities that outsource jobs to foreign countries. House: Technology, Economic Development & Workforce Referred to Technology, Economic Development & Workforce
HB 2309 81-0 (2009) Author: Davis, Yvonne Relating to reporting of certain information regarding foreclosure sales of residential real property. House: Business & Industry Left pending in committee
HB 2369 81-0 (2009) Author: Flynn, Dan Relating to the sale of a cemetery plot; providing a criminal penalty. House: Public Health
Senate: Health & Human Services
Referred to Health & Human Services
HB 2397 81-0 (2009) Author: Turner, Chris | et. al. Relating to requiring computer technicians to report images of child pornography; providing a criminal penalty. House: Technology, Economic Development & Workforce Considered in Calendars
HB 2408 81-0 (2009) Author: Farias, Joe | et. al. Relating to the extension of consumer credit to certain members of the Texas National Guard and armed forces of the United States and their dependents; providing a penalty. House: Pensions, Investments & Financial Services Subcommittee members named
HB 2438 81-0 (2009) Author: McCall, Brian
Sponsor: Carona, John
Relating to requirements regarding motor vehicle retail installment transactions. House: Pensions, Investments & Financial Services
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective on 9/1/09
HB 2459 81-0 (2009) Author: Solomons, Burt | et. al. Relating to tax credits for business development in low-income communities. House: Ways & Means Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 2461 81-0 (2009) Author: Deshotel, Joe Relating to publishing certain images of private property on the Internet; providing a criminal penalty. House: Business & Industry Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 2517 81-0 (2009) Author: Turner, Sylvester Relating to the dedication of certain civil penalties for violations of the Deceptive Trade Practices-Consumer Protection Act to provide civil legal services to the indigent. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 2519 81-0 (2009) Author: Parker, Tan Relating to alternative methods of obtaining criminal history information and registration of private vendors to obtain criminal history information; providing a civil penalty. House: Technology, Economic Development & Workforce Placed on General State Calendar
HB 2521 81-0 (2009) Author: Pickett, Joseph | et. al.
Sponsor: West, Royce
Relating to a preference in state purchasing for certain media-related services offered by businesses based in Texas. House: State Affairs
Senate: Economic Development
Effective on 9/1/09
HB 2531 81-0 (2009) Author: Chavez, Norma | et. al.
Sponsor: Shapiro, Florence
Relating to a reporting requirement regarding the Texas emerging technology fund. House: Technology, Economic Development & Workforce
Senate: Economic Development
Effective immediately
HB 2533 81-0 (2009) Author: Bonnen, Dennis Relating to damages to affected business entities for project completion delays on highway projects. House: Transportation Left pending in committee
HB 2583 81-0 (2009) Author: Hartnett, Will Relating to the imposition of the sales and use tax on taxable items sold or provided under qualified destination management services contracts. House: Ways & Means Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 2640 81-0 (2009) Author: Smith, Todd
Sponsor: Watson, Kirk
Relating to the regulation of motor vehicle manufacturers and distributors. House: Licensing & Administrative Procedures
Senate: Transportation & Homeland Security
Effective on 9/1/09
HB 2672 81-0 (2009) Author: Howard, Charlie Relating to restrictions on the automatic renewal of contracts. House: Business & Industry Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 2676 81-0 (2009) Author: Davis, Yvonne Relating to free trial offers on consumer goods and services. House: Business & Industry Left pending in committee
HB 2706 81-0 (2009) Author: Turner, Sylvester | et. al. Relating to the authority of physicians and chiropractors to form certain entities. House: Business & Industry
Senate: Health & Human Services
Referred to Health & Human Services
HB 2774 81-0 (2009) Author: Truitt, Vicki
Sponsor: Wentworth, Jeff
Relating to self-directed and semi-independent status of state financial regulatory agencies and the licensing and regulation of certain persons involved in residential mortgage lending; making an appropriation; providing a penalty. House: Pensions, Investments & Financial Services
Senate: Business & Commerce
See remarks for effective date
HB 2775 81-0 (2009) Author: Farrar, Jessica Relating to prohibiting the manufacture and sale of certain children's products containing bisphenol-A or certain other substances. House: Public Health Referred to Public Health
HB 2779 81-0 (2009) Author: Truitt, Vicki
Sponsor: Wentworth, Jeff
Relating to the regulation of certain mortgage banker employees who are residential mortgage loan originators; providing penalties. House: Pensions, Investments & Financial Services
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective on . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
HB 2795 81-0 (2009) Author: Homer, Mark Relating to consumer goods and services covered under the Texas Telemarketing Disclosure and Privacy Act. House: Business & Industry Placed on General State Calendar
HB 2826 81-0 (2009) Author: Naishtat, Elliott
Sponsor: Shapleigh, Eliot
Relating to the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality and retailer responsibility regarding recycling of computer equipment. House: Environmental Regulation
Senate: Natural Resources
Left pending in committee
HB 2945 81-0 (2009) Author: Harper-Brown, Linda | et. al. Relating to the total revenue exemption from the franchise tax. House: Ways & Means Left pending in committee
HB 2960 81-0 (2009) Author: Coleman, Garnet Relating to alternative electrical generators for certain service stations. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 2988 81-0 (2009) Author: Phillips, Larry Relating to providing a patron of a pay-to-park or valet parking service with certain information; providing a civil penalty. House: Business & Industry
Senate: Business & Commerce
Referred to Business & Commerce
HB 3021 81-0 (2009) Author: Leibowitz, David Relating to the interest and fees that may be charged for certain consumer loans; providing a criminal penalty. House: Pensions, Investments & Financial Services Left pending in subcommittee
HB 3077 81-0 (2009) Author: Deshotel, Joe Relating to the assignment of security interests in certain collateral. House: Business & Industry Laid on the table subject to call
HB 3103 81-0 (2009) Author: Leibowitz, David Relating to a change in ownership of entities awarded grants from the Texas Enterprise Fund. House: Technology, Economic Development & Workforce
Senate: Economic Development
Referred to Economic Development
HB 3107 81-0 (2009) Author: Parker, Tan Relating to use of electronically readable information on a driver's license or personal identification certificate in connection with the over-the-counter sale of ephedrine, pseudoephedrine, or norpseudoephedrine; providing a criminal penalty. House: Public Health Referred to Public Health
HB 3155 81-0 (2009) Author: Leibowitz, David Relating to the expiration and abandonment of stored value cards. House: Business & Industry Left pending in subcommittee
HB 3166 81-0 (2009) Author: Davis, Yvonne Relating to certain disclosures regarding the terms of a credit card agreement. House: Business & Industry Left pending in subcommittee
HB 3167 81-0 (2009) Author: Davis, Yvonne Relating to electronic contracts and solicitations offered to consumers for goods or services. House: Business & Industry Left pending in subcommittee
HB 3169 81-0 (2009) Author: Davis, Yvonne Relating to wireless telephone consumer protections. House: Business & Industry Left pending in committee
HB 3186 81-0 (2009) Author: McCall, Brian
Sponsor: Duncan, Robert
Relating to the collection and use of biometric identifiers. House: Business & Industry
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective on 9/1/09
HB 3194 81-0 (2009) Author: Flynn, Dan Relating to certain fees charged in conjunction with a motor vehicle retail installment transaction. House: Pensions, Investments & Financial Services Referred to Pensions, Investments & Financial Services
HB 3203 81-0 (2009) Author: Hartnett, Will Relating to the recovery of attorney's fees in an action for breach of contract involving certain local governmental entities. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Placed on General State Calendar
HB 3204 81-0 (2009) Author: Edwards, Al Relating to authorizing municipalities to enforce certain regulations relating to pawnshops; providing a criminal penalty. House: Pensions, Investments & Financial Services Referred to Pensions, Investments & Financial Services
HB 3211 81-0 (2009) Author: Edwards, Al Relating to the classification of certain entities as primarily engaged in retail trade for purposes of the franchise tax. House: Ways & Means Left pending in committee
HB 3237 81-0 (2009) Author: Callegari, Bill | et. al. Relating to the franchise tax. House: Ways & Means Left pending in committee
HB 3281 81-0 (2009) Author: Chavez, Norma Relating to eligibility for a grant of money from the Texas Enterprise Fund. House: Technology, Economic Development & Workforce Left pending in committee
HB 3302 81-0 (2009) Author: Kent, Carol | et. al. Relating to the fees charged by certain check-cashing businesses; providing penalties. House: Pensions, Investments & Financial Services Left pending in subcommittee
HB 3329 81-0 (2009) Author: Ortiz, Jr., Solomon | et. al. Relating to funds promoting economic development. House: Technology, Economic Development & Workforce Left pending in committee
HB 3373 81-0 (2009) Author: Deshotel, Joe Relating to the use of a computer for an unauthorized purpose. House: Technology, Economic Development & Workforce Placed on General State Calendar
HB 3413 81-0 (2009) Author: Thompson, Senfronia
Sponsor: Averitt, Kip
Relating to the sale of glassware and nonalcoholic beverages by certain wholesalers and distributors. House: Licensing & Administrative Procedures
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective on 9/1/09
HB 3426 81-0 (2009) Author: Hernandez, Ana Relating to the notice required by certain mortgage servicers before foreclosing a contract lien on certain real property; providing civil penalties. House: Pensions, Investments & Financial Services Left pending in committee
HB 3427 81-0 (2009) Author: Hernandez, Ana Relating to requirements for businesses that offer plastic checkout bags to customers; providing civil and administrative penalties. House: Environmental Regulation Left pending in committee
HB 3476 81-0 (2009) Author: Davis, John Relating to information used for telephone solicitations. House: Business & Industry Referred to Business & Industry
HB 3480 81-0 (2009) Author: Truitt, Vicki | et. al.
Sponsor: Van de Putte, Leticia
Relating to certain investment products made available to certain public school employees and the companies authorized to provide those products; providing civil penalties. House: Pensions, Investments & Financial Services
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/09
HB 3483 81-0 (2009) Author: Coleman, Garnet | et. al. Relating to county authority to prohibit off-premise signs on certain roads and standards for off-premise signs. House: Transportation Left pending in subcommittee
HB 3513 81-0 (2009) Author: Dunnam, Jim Relating to the duty to protect and safeguard sensitive personal information. House: Business & Industry Left pending in committee
HB 3529 81-0 (2009) Author: Davis, Yvonne Relating to the regulation of debt collection agencies and credit bureaus. House: Pensions, Investments & Financial Services Left pending in subcommittee
HB 3538 81-0 (2009) Author: Davis, Yvonne Relating to certain prepaid funeral benefit contracts. House: Pensions, Investments & Financial Services Referred to Pensions, Investments & Financial Services
HB 3539 81-0 (2009) Author: Davis, Yvonne Relating to prohibiting the use of opt-out notices by businesses to obtain the consent of consumers to transfer or share their personal identifying information. House: Business & Industry Left pending in committee
HB 3588 81-0 (2009) Author: Olivo, Dora Relating to the regulation of mortgage brokers. House: Pensions, Investments & Financial Services Left pending in committee
HB 3659 81-0 (2009) Author: Flynn, Dan Relating to certain retail installment transactions involving the sale of motor vehicles. House: Pensions, Investments & Financial Services Placed on General State Calendar
HB 3696 81-0 (2009) Author: Lewis, Tryon Relating to a deduction under the franchise tax for the sale of the entire operating assets of a business or of a separate division, branch or identifiable segment of a business. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HB 3744 81-0 (2009) Author: Marquez, Marisa | et. al. Relating to the regulation of credit services organizations. House: Pensions, Investments & Financial Services Left pending in subcommittee
HB 3762 81-0 (2009) Author: Flynn, Dan
Sponsor: Deuell, Bob
Relating to regulation of prepaid funeral benefits. House: Pensions, Investments & Financial Services
Senate: Business & Commerce
See remarks for effective date
HB 3769 81-0 (2009) Author: Fletcher, Allen | et. al. Relating to certain fraudulent investment schemes; providing penalties. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 3801 81-0 (2009) Author: Flynn, Dan Relating to regulation of prepaid funeral benefits. House: Pensions, Investments & Financial Services Referred to Pensions, Investments & Financial Services
HB 3935 81-0 (2009) Author: King, Phil Relating to the classification of certain entities as primarily engaged in retail or wholesale trade for purposes of the franchise tax. House: Ways & Means Reported favorably as amended
HB 3970 81-0 (2009) Author: Dunnam, Jim Relating to the authority to seek and the provision of service under a state-issued cable or video franchise. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 4003 81-0 (2009) Author: Paxton, Ken | et. al. Relating to the rates and computation of the franchise tax. House: Ways & Means Left pending in committee
HB 4076 81-0 (2009) Author: Paxton, Ken | et. al. Relating to the establishment of the Texas Power Source. House: Ways & Means Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 4133 81-0 (2009) Author: Swinford, David Relating to the creation of the Texas Export Financial Assistance Guarantee Program. House: State Affairs Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 4167 81-0 (2009) Author: Gutierrez, Roland | et. al. Relating to the jurisdiction of the court over a nonresident manufacturer in a products liability action involving a nonmanufacturing seller. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 4345 81-0 (2009) Author: Chisum, Warren Relating to the creation of the Texas Center for Sustainable Business. House: Energy Resources Left pending in committee
HB 4361 81-0 (2009) Author: Geren, Charlie | et. al. Relating to the regulation of retail installment contracts for commercial vehicles. House: Pensions, Investments & Financial Services Laid on the table subject to call
HB 4391 81-0 (2009) Author: Farias, Joe Relating to the regulation of credit services organizations; providing a civil penalty. House: Pensions, Investments & Financial Services Subcommittee members named
HB 4395 81-0 (2009) Author: Deshotel, Joe Relating to the regulation of boat manufacturers, distributors, and dealers; providing a civil penalty. House: Business & Industry Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 4396 81-0 (2009) Author: Deshotel, Joe Relating to setting a prudent uniform standard for the retail display of aerosol paint; and providing for the collection and distribution of a surcharge on such paint for purpose of preventing graffiti vandalism and repairing damage there from. House: Business & Industry Referred to Business & Industry
HB 4440 81-0 (2009) Author: Kolkhorst, Lois Relating to a study by the attorney general of the effects on state law and authority of certain international and other agreements and bodies. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: State Affairs
Referred to State Affairs
HB 4517 81-0 (2009) Author: Homer, Mark Relating to a study on implementing a statewide electronic records system for the transmission of records relating to over-the-counter sales of ephedrine, pseudoephedrine, and norpseudoephedrine. House: Public Safety Placed on General State Calendar
HB 4526 81-0 (2009) Author: Villarreal, Mike Relating to the disclosure of charges for motor vehicle repairs; providing a civil penalty. House: Business & Industry Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 4621 81-0 (2009) Author: Deshotel, Joe Relating to certain billing practices by businesses in this state. House: Business & Industry Left pending in committee
HB 4639 81-0 (2009) Author: Lucio III, Eddie Relating to a franchise tax credit for certain investments made in relation to certain renewable energy technology systems. House: Ways & Means Left pending in committee
HJR 73 81-0 (2009) Author: Deshotel, Joe Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the issuance of general obligation bonds to provide and guarantee loans to encourage the use of hydrogen as a cleaner fuel source. House: Energy Resources Left pending in committee
HJR 130 81-0 (2009) Author: Paxton, Ken Proposing a constitutional amendment establishing the Texas power source fund. House: Ways & Means Left pending in committee
HR 716 81-0 (2009) Author: Keffer, Jim | et. al. Expressing intent that funds provided to the State of Texas by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act be spent, as far as practicable, on domestic goods, materials, and services. House: Appropriations Referred to Appropriations
SB 28 81-0 (2009) Author: Zaffirini, Judith
Sponsor: Deshotel, Joe
Relating to the use of a computer for an unauthorized purpose; providing a civil penalty. House: Technology, Economic Development & Workforce
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective on 9/1/09
SB 99 81-0 (2009) Author: Lucio, Jr., Eddie Relating to wireless telephone consumer protections. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SB 189 81-0 (2009) Author: Shapleigh, Eliot | et. al. Relating to the extension of consumer credit to certain members of the Texas National Guard and armed forces of the United States and their dependents; providing a penalty. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs
Senate: Veteran Affairs & Military Installations
Reported favorably as substituted
SB 242 81-0 (2009) Author: Shapleigh, Eliot | et. al. Relating to the regulation of a person who offers, services, or brokers a deferred presentment transaction. Senate: Business & Commerce Co-author authorized
SB 243 81-0 (2009) Author: Shapleigh, Eliot | et. al. Relating to the prohibition on participating in the lending of credit by a credit services organization that assists a borrower in obtaining the credit. Senate: Business & Commerce Co-author authorized
SB 244 81-0 (2009) Author: Shapleigh, Eliot | et. al. Relating to restrictions on the authority of certain persons to act as or on behalf of, or associate with, a lender. Senate: Business & Commerce Co-author authorized
SB 247 81-0 (2009) Author: Shapleigh, Eliot Relating to the computation of the cost of goods sold for franchise tax purposes by certain taxable entities. Senate: Finance Referred to Finance
SB 248 81-0 (2009) Author: Shapleigh, Eliot | et. al. Relating to the interest and fees that may be charged for certain consumer loans; providing a criminal penalty. Senate: Business & Commerce Co-author authorized
SB 269 81-0 (2009) Author: Harris, Chris
Sponsor: Parker, Tan
Relating to use of electronically readable information on a driver's license or personal identification certificate in connection with the over-the-counter sale of ephedrine, pseudoephedrine, or norpseudoephedrine; providing a criminal penalty. House: Public Health
Senate: Criminal Justice
Committee report sent to Calendars
SB 296 81-0 (2009) Author: West, Royce | et. al. Relating to the disclosure of certain payments or other transfers of value by manufacturers of prescription drugs, medical devices, and medical supplies; providing a penalty. Senate: Health & Human Services Left pending in committee
SB 327 81-0 (2009) Author: Van de Putte, Leticia | et. al. Relating to a business's duty to protect sensitive personal information contained in its customer records. Senate: Business & Commerce Co-author authorized
SB 338 81-0 (2009) Author: Van de Putte, Leticia Relating to requirements for businesses that offer plastic checkout bags to customers; providing civil and administrative penalties. House: Environmental Regulation
Senate: Business & Commerce
Left pending in committee
SB 355 81-0 (2009) Author: Van de Putte, Leticia Relating to use of the money from the Texas Enterprise Fund to benefit small businesses. Senate: Economic Development Referred to Economic Development
SB 380 81-0 (2009) Author: Van de Putte, Leticia Relating to a loan program to encourage the use of cleaner hydrogen fuel; providing for the issuance of bonds. Senate: Natural Resources Left pending in committee
SB 437 81-0 (2009) Author: Ellis, Rodney Relating to energy efficient products; providing a civil penalty. Senate: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
SB 441 81-0 (2009) Author: Ellis, Rodney Relating to requiring certain service stations to be capable of operating with alternative electrical power and to have an alternative electrical generator. Senate: Intergovernmental Relations Refer to s/c on Flooding & Evacuations by Pres
SB 468 81-0 (2009) Author: West, Royce Relating to requiring retail merchants to disclose certain merchandise return policies. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SB 487 81-0 (2009) Author: West, Royce Relating to restrictions on the prices of certain consumer goods and services during an abnormal disruption of the market. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 544 81-0 (2009) Author: Ellis, Rodney | et. al. Relating to the elimination of smoking in certain workplaces and public places; providing penalties. Senate: Health & Human Services Not again placed on intent calendar
SB 564 81-0 (2009) Author: Jackson, Mike | et. al. Relating to exempting from ad valorem taxation property used by certain nonprofit community business organizations to provide services to aid in the economic development of local communities. Senate: Finance Co-author authorized
SB 608 81-0 (2009) Author: Watson, Kirk Relating to the creation of the Texas Center for Sustainable Business. Senate: Natural Resources Left pending in committee
SB 611 81-0 (2009) Author: Shapleigh, Eliot Relating to notification to certain mobile service customers regarding minutes remaining on the customer's calling plan. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SB 617 81-0 (2009) Author: Shapleigh, Eliot | et. al. Relating to requiring a retail seller of motor vehicle tires to render certain tires unusable; providing a civil penalty. House: Transportation
Senate: Transportation & Homeland Security
Reported favorably as substituted
SB 640 81-0 (2009) Author: Ellis, Rodney Relating to electronic technology infrastructure. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SB 672 81-0 (2009) Author: Shapleigh, Eliot Relating to considering ownership interests of certain disabled veterans in determining whether a business is a historically underutilized business for purposes of state contracting. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 676 81-0 (2009) Author: Shapleigh, Eliot Relating to credit card marketing activities at postsecondary educational institutions. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SB 707 81-0 (2009) Author: Nelson, Jane | et. al.
Sponsor: Jackson, Jim
Relating to requiring a sexually oriented business to maintain certain photographic identification records; providing a criminal penalty. House: Licensing & Administrative Procedures
Senate: Criminal Justice
Effective on 9/1/09
SB 722 81-0 (2009) Author: Lucio, Jr., Eddie Relating to requiring counseling before closing certain home loans. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SB 732 81-0 (2009) Author: Jackson, Mike Relating to a franchise tax credit for employers that allow employees to telecommute. Senate: Finance Referred to Finance
SB 767 81-0 (2009) Author: West, Royce | et. al. Relating to the authority of the attorney general to bring suit on behalf of individuals injured by unlawful practices in restraint of trade. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 776 81-0 (2009) Author: Averitt, Kip
Sponsor: Orr, Rob
Relating to regulating the collection or solicitation of donated goods subsequently sold by for-profit entities or individuals; providing a civil penalty. House: Business & Industry
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective on 9/1/09
SB 837 81-0 (2009) Author: Hinojosa, Juan Relating to the exhibition of first-run movies in movie theaters. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SB 854 81-0 (2009) Author: Patrick, Dan Relating to the operation and regulation of massage establishments; imposing penalties. Senate: Criminal Justice Referred to Criminal Justice
SB 878 81-0 (2009) Author: Davis, Wendy Relating to use of the money from the Texas enterprise fund to promote renewable energy technology. Senate: Economic Development Referred to Economic Development
SB 947 81-0 (2009) Author: Duncan, Robert | et. al.
Sponsor: Chavez, Norma
Relating to the exemption from ad valorem taxation of certain tangible personal property stored temporarily at a location in this state. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Finance
Placed on General State Calendar
SB 962 81-0 (2009) Author: Ellis, Rodney Relating to a business's electronic transmission of the sensitive personal information of its customers. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SB 977 81-0 (2009) Author: Ellis, Rodney Relating to the reporting of information regarding debt incurred for necessary medical treatment. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SB 979 81-0 (2009) Author: Lucio, Jr., Eddie Relating to foreclosure sales of residential real property; providing a penalty. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SB 980 81-0 (2009) Author: Lucio, Jr., Eddie Relating to reporting of certain information regarding foreclosure sales of residential real property. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SB 1117 81-0 (2009) Author: Nichols, Robert Relating to the appeal of certain ad valorem tax determinations through binding arbitration. Senate: Finance Left pending in committee
SB 1187 81-0 (2009) Author: Watson, Kirk Relating to the registration and protection of trademarks. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SB 1289 81-0 (2009) Author: West, Royce Relating to the fee based on admissions to certain sexually oriented businesses. Senate: Criminal Justice Referred to Criminal Justice
SB 1347 81-0 (2009) Author: Van de Putte, Leticia Relating to the imposition of the sales and use tax on taxable items sold or provided under certain contracts. Senate: Finance Referred to Finance
SB 1429 81-0 (2009) Author: Williams, Tommy | et. al.
Sponsor: Solomons, Burt
Relating to tax credits for business development in low-income communities. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Economic Development
Committee report sent to Calendars
SB 1475 81-0 (2009) Author: Ellis, Rodney | et. al. Relating to the notice required by certain mortgage servicers before foreclosing a contract lien on certain real property; providing civil penalties. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SB 1592 81-0 (2009) Author: Fraser, Troy
Sponsor: Deshotel, Joe
Relating to the assignment of security interests in certain collateral. House: Business & Industry
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective immediately
SB 1602 81-0 (2009) Author: Shapleigh, Eliot Relating to creating a microloan guarantee program using funds appropriated to the Texas Enterprise Fund. Senate: Economic Development Referred to Economic Development
SB 1635 81-0 (2009) Author: Carona, John | et. al. Relating to the sale of certain communications equipment and mobile telephone services; providing criminal and civil penalties. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SB 1699 81-0 (2009) Author: Fraser, Troy
Sponsor: Giddings, Helen
Relating to consistency among certain secretary of state filings. House: Business & Industry
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective on 9/1/09
SB 1701 81-0 (2009) Author: Fraser, Troy
Sponsor: Giddings, Helen
Relating to the franchise arrangements excluded from the Business Opportunity Act. House: Business & Industry
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective on 9/1/09
SB 1704 81-0 (2009) Author: Estes, Craig Relating to the composition of the Finance Commission of Texas. House: Pensions, Investments & Financial Services
Senate: Business & Commerce
Referred to Pensions, Investments & Financial Services
SB 1758 81-0 (2009) Author: Watson, Kirk Relating to the regulation of motor vehicle manufacturers and distributors. Senate: Transportation & Homeland Security Referred to Transportation & Homeland Sec.
SB 1805 81-0 (2009) Author: Zaffirini, Judith | et. al. Relating to contracting issues of state agencies, including ethics issues related to state contracting. Senate: Government Organization No action taken in committee
SB 1834 81-0 (2009) Author: Patrick, Dan Relating to the classification of certain entities as primarily engaged in retail trade for purposes of the franchise tax. Senate: Finance Referred to Finance
SB 1868 81-0 (2009) Author: Ellis, Rodney Relating to the regulation of certain residential mortgage foreclosure consulting services; providing a criminal penalty. Senate: Business & Commerce Left pending in committee
SB 1905 81-0 (2009) Author: Hinojosa, Juan Relating to the regulation of and information regarding property in the custody of a pawnbroker. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SB 1911 81-0 (2009) Author: Carona, John Relating to protection of individual identifying information and consumer credit information from unauthorized use or disclosure. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SB 1965 81-0 (2009) Author: Harris, Chris
Sponsor: Geren, Charlie | et. al.
Relating to the regulation of retail installment contracts for commercial vehicles. House: Pensions, Investments & Financial Services
Senate: Economic Development
Effective on 9/1/09
SB 1966 81-0 (2009) Author: Harris, Chris
Sponsor: Hopson, Chuck
Relating to debt cancellation agreements offered in connection with motor vehicle retail installment contracts. House: Pensions, Investments & Financial Services
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective on 9/1/09
SB 2030 81-0 (2009) Author: Watson, Kirk Relating to the regulation of certain research. Senate: Health & Human Services Referred to Health & Human Services
SB 2131 81-0 (2009) Author: Davis, Wendy | et. al. Relating to the regulation of credit services organizations. Senate: Business & Commerce Co-author authorized
SB 2142 81-0 (2009) Author: Wentworth, Jeff Relating to amending the Texas Mortgage Banker Registration Act to provide for licensing and regulation of mortgage banker employees who are residential mortgage originators and providing enforcement and penalties. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SB 2157 81-0 (2009) Author: Shapiro, Florence Relating to the total revenue exemption from the franchise tax. Senate: Finance Referred to Finance
SB 2187 81-0 (2009) Author: Gallegos, Jr., Mario Relating to the imposition of a tax on the gross receipts from admissions fees charged by sexually oriented businesses. Senate: Criminal Justice Referred to Criminal Justice
SB 2191 81-0 (2009) Author: Lucio, Jr., Eddie Relating to certain billing practices by businesses in this state. Senate: Business & Commerce Left pending in committee
SB 2232 81-0 (2009) Author: Averitt, Kip Relating to the sale of glassware and nonalcoholic beverages by certain wholesalers and distributors. Senate: Business & Commerce Removed from local & uncontested calendar
SB 2269 81-0 (2009) Author: Gallegos, Jr., Mario Relating to the use of historically underutilized businesses by utilities. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SB 2271 81-0 (2009) Author: Gallegos, Jr., Mario Relating to the use of historically underutilized businesses by utilities. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SB 2279 81-0 (2009) Author: Ellis, Rodney | et. al.
Sponsor: Turner, Sylvester
Relating to the dedication of certain civil penalties for violations of the Deceptive Trade Practices-Consumer Protection Act to provide civil legal services to the indigent. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective immediately
SB 2302 81-0 (2009) Author: Williams, Tommy Relating to the payment in installments of ad valorem taxes on certain property owned by a business entity and located in a disaster area. Senate: Finance Referred to Finance
SB 2331 81-0 (2009) Author: West, Royce Relating to the establishment of the Texas power source fund. Senate: Finance Referred to Finance
SB 2387 81-0 (2009) Author: Harris, Chris Relating to regulation of certain credit transactions and lenders. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SB 2441 81-0 (2009) Author: Uresti, Carlos Relating to the enforceability of covenants not to compete and to certain procedures and remedies in actions to enforce those covenants. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SB 2492 81-0 (2009) Author: Deuell, Bob Relating to requiring notices prior to certain activities involving Voice over Internet Protocol telephone service. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SB 2493 81-0 (2009) Author: Deuell, Bob Relating to regulation of prepaid funeral benefits. Senate: Business & Commerce Committee report printed and distributed
SJR 17 81-0 (2009) Author: Van de Putte, Leticia Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the issuance of general obligation bonds to provide and guarantee loans to encourage the use of hydrogen as a cleaner fuel source. Senate: Finance Referred to Finance
SJR 51 81-0 (2009) Author: West, Royce Proposing a constitutional amendment establishing the Texas power source fund. Senate: Finance Referred to Finance
SR 447 81-0 (2009) Author: Davis, Wendy Expressing intent that funds provided to the State of Texas by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act be spent, as far as practicable, on domestic goods, materials, and services. Senate: Finance Referred to Finance
HB 9 80-0 (2007) Author: Crownover, Myra | et. al.
Sponsor: Ellis, Rodney
Relating to the elimination of smoking in certain workplaces and public places; providing penalties. House: Business & Industry
Senate: Health & Human Services
Placed on intent calendar
HB 29 80-0 (2007) Author: Berman, Leo | et. al. Relating to the imposition of a fee for money transmissions sent to certain destinations outside the United States. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 54 80-0 (2007) Author: Chavez, Norma | et. al.
Sponsor: Deuell, Bob | et. al.
Relating to the advertising, promoting, and conducting of certain live musical performances; providing a civil penalty. House: Business & Industry
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective on 9/1/07
HB 70 80-0 (2007) Author: Leibowitz, David Relating to restrictions on the prices of certain consumer goods and services during an abnormal disruption of the market. House: Business & Industry Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 85 80-0 (2007) Author: Branch, Dan | et. al.
Sponsor: Van de Putte, Leticia
Relating to credit card marketing activities at postsecondary educational institutions; providing a civil penalty. House: Business & Industry
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective on 9/1/07
HB 87 80-0 (2007) Author: Branch, Dan | et. al. Relating to acquisition of personal information in a business record through fraudulent means. House: Business & Industry Referred to Business & Industry
HB 106 80-0 (2007) Author: Riddle, Debbie Relating to disclosure by a violent offender who operates an online business; providing a criminal penalty. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
HB 143 80-0 (2007) Author: Deshotel, Joe
Sponsor: Carona, John
Relating to application of the Texas no-call list to certain transmissions to a mobile telephone number. House: Business & Industry
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective on 9/1/07
HB 248 80-0 (2007) Author: Alonzo, Roberto Relating to use of a credit score by a business or lender. House: Business & Industry Left pending in committee
HB 264 80-0 (2007) Author: Phillips, Larry
Sponsor: Eltife, Kevin
Relating to the procedure for rendering certain property for ad valorem taxation if the information contained in the most recently filed rendition statement continues to be accurate. House: Local Government Ways & Means
Senate: Finance
See remarks for effective date
HB 320 80-0 (2007) Author: West, George
Sponsor: Carona, John
Relating to use of electronically readable information from a driver's license or personal identification certificate by a commercial business. House: Law Enforcement
Senate: Transportation & Homeland Security
Effective on 9/1/07
HB 331 80-0 (2007) Author: Harper-Brown, Linda | et. al. Relating to the use in an advertisement of a name or picture of a member of the United States armed forces or the national guard; providing a criminal penalty. House: Defense Affairs & State-Federal Relations Laid on the table subject to call
HB 351 80-0 (2007) Author: Anchia, Rafael | et. al. Relating to prohibiting a grant from the Texas Enterprise Fund to a recipient who employs an undocumented worker. House: Economic Development Referred to Economic Development
HB 356 80-0 (2007) Author: Otto, John | et. al. 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. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Finance
Referred to Finance
HB 416 80-0 (2007) Author: Strama, Mark | et. al.
Sponsor: Watson, Kirk | et. al.
Relating to providing for restroom access for persons with certain medical conditions; providing a criminal penalty. House: Public Health
Senate: Health & Human Services
Effective on 9/1/07
HB 621 80-0 (2007) Author: Chavez, Norma
Sponsor: Duncan, Robert | et. al.
Relating to the exemption from ad valorem taxation of tangible personal property held temporarily at a location in this state for assembling, storing, manufacturing, processing, or fabricating purposes. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Finance
Effective on 1/1/08
HB 648 80-0 (2007) Author: McCall, Brian Relating to the authority of a debt collector to contact persons other than the debtor. House: Financial Institutions Referred to Financial Institutions
HB 732 80-0 (2007) Author: Krusee, Mike
Sponsor: Ogden, Steve
Relating to recording requirements for certain documents. House: Business & Industry
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on 9/1/07
HB 733 80-0 (2007) Author: Krusee, Mike
Sponsor: Carona, John
Relating to the sale of certain used trucks; providing penalties. House: Transportation
Senate: Transportation & Homeland Security
Effective on . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
HB 734 80-0 (2007) Author: Chisum, Warren | et. al. Relating to contingent payment clauses in certain construction contracts. House: Business & Industry Companion considered in lieu of in committee
HB 860 80-0 (2007) Author: Paxton, Ken | et. al.
Sponsor: Williams, Tommy
Relating to the management, investment, and expenditure of state funds and institutional funds and the adoption of the Uniform Prudent Management of Institutional Funds Act. House: State Affairs
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/07
HB 863 80-0 (2007) Author: Cook, Byron
Sponsor: Ellis, Rodney
Relating to the exemption of certain persons from the requirement that a person who requires disclosure of a social security number adopt a privacy policy. House: Business & Industry
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective on 9/1/07
HB 885 80-0 (2007) Author: Giddings, Helen Relating to a consumer's option to prevent the sale of the consumer's financial information by a financial institution; providing a civil penalty. House: Business & Industry Referred to Business & Industry
HB 901 80-0 (2007) Author: Zedler, Bill Relating to a list of consumers who object to receiving by mail certain solicitations; providing a civil penalty. House: Business & Industry Left pending in committee
HB 906 80-0 (2007) Author: Zedler, Bill Relating to the regulation of immigration assistance services; providing civil and criminal penalties. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 909 80-0 (2007) Author: Dutton, Jr., Harold V. Relating to a cap on the total amount to be paid by a consumer under a rental-purchase agreement. House: Financial Institutions Referred to Financial Institutions
HB 1058 80-0 (2007) Author: Parker, Tan | et. al. Relating to a credit card company's liability for the fraudulent use of unsolicited credit card checks sent by the company. House: Financial Institutions Withdrawn from schedule
HB 1106 80-0 (2007) Author: Lucio III, Eddie | et. al. Relating to considering ownership interests of disabled veterans in determining whether a business is a historically underutilized business for purposes of state contracting. House: Government Reform Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 1110 80-0 (2007) Author: Callegari, Bill
Sponsor: Ellis, Rodney
Relating to the use by an active peace officer of the officer's rank or status to advertise or promote certain private businesses. House: Law Enforcement
Senate: Criminal Justice
Left pending in committee
HB 1122 80-0 (2007) Author: Anchia, Rafael Relating to efficiency standards for certain appliances; providing a civil penalty. House: Energy Resources Left pending in committee
HB 1152 80-0 (2007) Author: Eiland, Craig Relating to enforcement of certain insurance provisions in and related to construction contracts. House: Civil Practices Left pending in committee
HB 1188 80-0 (2007) Author: Morrison, Geanie
Sponsor: Shapiro, Florence | et. al.
Relating to the Texas emerging technology fund. House: Economic Development
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective on 9/1/07
HB 1196 80-0 (2007) Author: Kolkhorst, Lois | et. al.
Sponsor: Janek, Kyle
Relating to restrictions on the use of certain public subsidies. House: Economic Development
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective on 9/1/07
HB 1202 80-0 (2007) Author: King, Phil Relating to a private cause of action for electric market power abuse. House: Civil Practices Considered in Calendars
HB 1236 80-0 (2007) Author: Elkins, Gary Relating to the imposition of a surcharge for use of a credit card for certain purchases. House: Financial Institutions No action taken in committee
HB 1241 80-0 (2007) Author: Haggerty, Pat
Sponsor: Jackson, Mike
Relating to the duty of the security department of a private business to maintain criminal history record information for security department employees. House: Law Enforcement
Senate: Criminal Justice
Effective on 9/1/07
HB 1344 80-0 (2007) Author: Villarreal, Mike | et. al.
Sponsor: Van de Putte, Leticia
Relating to the regulation of refund anticipation loans; providing an administrative penalty. House: Financial Institutions
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective on 9/1/07
HB 1417 80-0 (2007) Author: Elkins, Gary Relating to foreclosure on a limited partner's partnership interest. House: Business & Industry Referred to Business & Industry
HB 1421 80-0 (2007) Author: Driver, Joe Relating to the creation and prosecution of the offense of manufacture or sale of counterfeit or gray market cigarettes. House: Border & International Affairs Referred to Border and International Affairs
HB 1479 80-0 (2007) Author: Castro, Joaquin Relating to the regulation of retail rebates. House: Business & Industry Left pending in committee
HB 1528 80-0 (2007) Author: Jackson, Jim | et. al. Relating to prohibiting a grant from the Texas Enterprise Fund to an employer who employs one or more persons who are not lawfully entitled to be present and employed in the United States. House: Economic Development Left pending in committee
HB 1537 80-0 (2007) Author: Dutton, Jr., Harold V. Relating to the disclosure of the reason for rejecting a check at the time of rejection. House: Financial Institutions Referred to Financial Institutions
HB 1615 80-0 (2007) Author: Chisum, Warren | et. al. Relating to an electronic fingerprint verification system used by a seller to confirm the age of a purchaser of certain products; providing a criminal penalty. House: Transportation Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 1662 80-0 (2007) Author: Eiland, Craig Relating to the authority of the attorney general to bring suit on behalf of individuals injured by unlawful practices in restraint of trade. House: Business & Industry
Senate: Business & Commerce
Referred to Business & Commerce
HB 1674 80-0 (2007) Author: Swinford, David Relating to the use of information obtained by the attorney general through a civil investigative demand under the Deceptive Trade Practices-Consumer Protection Act. House: Business & Industry Referred to Business & Industry
HB 1676 80-0 (2007) Author: White Delisi, Dianne | et. al.
Sponsor: Van de Putte, Leticia
Relating to a public awareness campaign concerning certain solicitations for the purchase of prescription drugs. House: Public Health
Senate: Health & Human Services
Effective immediately
HB 1702 80-0 (2007) Author: Howard, Charlie Relating to restrictions on the automatic renewal of contracts. House: Business & Industry Placed on General State Calendar
HB 1737 80-0 (2007) Author: Giddings, Helen
Sponsor: Fraser, Troy
Relating to business entities and associations. House: Business & Industry
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective on 9/1/07
HB 1741 80-0 (2007) Author: Flynn, Dan
Sponsor: Janek, Kyle
Relating to certain investments by insurance companies and related organizations. House: Insurance
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective on 9/1/07
HB 1751 80-0 (2007) Author: Cohen, Ellen | et. al.
Sponsor: West, Royce
Relating to the imposition and use of a fee on certain sexually oriented businesses and certain programs for the prevention of sexual assault. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Effective on 1/1/08
HB 1809 80-0 (2007) Author: Herrero, Abel | et. al. Relating to consumer debt owed by certain military servicemembers. House: Financial Institutions Left pending in committee
HB 1837 80-0 (2007) Author: Taylor, Larry | et. al. Relating to exempting from ad valorem taxation property used by certain nonprofit community business organizations to provide services to aid in the economic development of local communities. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Finance
Referred to Finance
HB 1871 80-0 (2007) Author: Giddings, Helen
Sponsor: Fraser, Troy
Relating to information obtained regarding the sale of plastic bulk merchandise containers; providing civil penalties. House: Business & Industry
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective on 9/1/07
HB 1874 80-0 (2007) Author: Aycock, Jimmie Relating to industrial development corporations. House: Economic Development Referred to Economic Development
HB 2002 80-0 (2007) Author: Giddings, Helen | et. al.
Sponsor: Fraser, Troy
Relating to notification to check verification entities that a customer is a victim of identity theft and the consequences of the notice. House: Business & Industry
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective on 9/1/07
HB 2010 80-0 (2007) Author: Rose, Patrick
Sponsor: Watson, Kirk
Relating to declaratory relief for businesses in this state for liability for sales and use taxes of other states. House: Civil Practices
Senate: Finance
Effective on 9/1/07
HB 2026 80-0 (2007) Author: Gallego, Pete Relating to the availability of automated external defibrillators at certain athletic clubs. House: Public Health Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 2048 80-0 (2007) Author: Farias, Joe | et. al. Relating to the extension of consumer credit to certain members of the Texas National Guard and armed forces of the United States and their dependents; providing a penalty. House: Financial Institutions Left pending in committee
HB 2069 80-0 (2007) Author: Hochberg, Scott | et. al. Relating to the processing of consumer rebates. House: Business & Industry Laid on the table subject to call

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