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HB 164 85-0 (2017) Author: Lucio III, Eddie | et. al. Relating to the establishment of a grocery access investment fund program. House: Agriculture & Livestock Referred to Agriculture & Livestock
HB 476 85-0 (2017) Author: Reynolds, Ron Relating to the preference given by state agencies for certain goods and services produced or offered by small businesses. House: Economic & Small Business Development Left pending in committee
HB 671 85-0 (2017) Author: Johnson, Eric | et. al. Relating to the operation of the capital access program and to transfers to and from the capital access fund. House: Economic & Small Business Development Left pending in committee
HB 1047 85-0 (2017) Author: Thierry, Shawn Relating to the establishment of a community development grocery store and healthy corner store revolving loan fund program. House: Agriculture & Livestock Referred to Agriculture & Livestock
HB 1169 85-0 (2017) Author: Button, Angie | et. al. Relating to an exemption from the sales tax for certain items sold by small businesses in this state during a limited period. House: Ways & Means Left pending in committee
HB 1489 85-0 (2017) Author: Johnson, Eric Relating to restricting salary increases and bonuses given to the administrative head of certain state agencies. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
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 1635 85-0 (2017) Author: Smithee, John | et. al. Relating to the authority of the commissioner of insurance to request a state innovation waiver for certain small group health benefit plans of certain federal actuarial value and level of coverage requirements. House: Insurance Laid on the table subject to call
HB 2073 85-0 (2017) Author: Johnson, Eric Relating to publication of notice requirements for certain governmental entities and representatives. House: Government Transparency & Operation Returned to Local & Consent Calendars Comm.
HB 2248 85-0 (2017) Author: Guerra, R. D. "Bobby" Relating to the procedure for adoption by a state agency of rules that may have an adverse economic effect on small businesses and micro-businesses. House: Economic & Small Business Development
Senate: Business & Commerce
Referred to Business & Commerce
HB 3299 85-0 (2017) Author: Thierry, Shawn Relating to a franchise tax credit for entities that establish a grocery store or healthy corner store in a food desert. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HB 3343 85-0 (2017) Author: Paul, Dennis | et. al. Relating to the suspension and reactivation of the operation of the Texas Health Reinsurance System. House: Insurance Laid on the table subject to call
HB 3433 85-0 (2017) Author: Lambert, Stan | et. al.
Sponsor: Perry, Charles | et. al.
Relating to the adoption by state agencies of rules affecting rural communities. House: Economic & Small Business Development
Senate: Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs
Effective on 9/1/17
HB 3740 85-0 (2017) Author: Reynolds, Ron Relating to the dissemination of information about historically underutilized businesses and the expansion of the small business development center network. House: Economic & Small Business Development Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 3890 85-0 (2017) Author: Neave, Victoria Relating to a self-employment assistance program for unemployed individuals. House: Business & Industry Left pending in committee
HB 4049 85-0 (2017) Author: Turner, Chris | et. al. Relating to establishing an intergovernmental development corporation in certain counties to foster minority- or women-owned construction businesses. House: County Affairs Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 4053 85-0 (2017) Author: Collier, Nicole Relating to the evidence of a good faith effort of a state agency to reach goals established for historically underutilized businesses. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 4068 85-0 (2017) Author: Gooden, Lance Relating to regional or local health care programs for eligible individuals and employees of small employers. House: Public Health Referred to Public Health
HB 4195 85-0 (2017) Author: Johnson, Eric | et. al. Relating to establishing a program to assist small businesses in job creation by increasing access to capital. House: Economic & Small Business Development Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 4216 85-0 (2017) Author: Walle, Armando Relating to required notice to certain students at public lower-division institutions of higher education regarding skills development job training or incentive programs. House: Higher Education Referred to Higher Education
HB 4247 85-0 (2017) Author: Walle, Armando Relating to franchise tax credits for small businesses that create quality jobs. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
SB 723 85-0 (2017) Author: Miles, Borris Relating to the establishment of a community development grocery store and healthy corner store revolving loan fund program. Senate: Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs Referred to Agriculture, Water, & Rural Affairs
SB 794 85-0 (2017) Author: Miles, Borris | et. al. Relating to the biennial report to the legislature on grants made to entities under the Texas Enterprise Fund. Senate: Natural Resources & Economic Development Co-author authorized
SB 795 85-0 (2017) Author: Miles, Borris Relating to use of the money from the Texas Enterprise Fund to benefit certain historically underutilized businesses. Senate: Natural Resources & Economic Development Referred to Natural Resources & Economic Development
SB 1171 85-0 (2017) Author: Estes, Craig
Sponsor: Paul, Dennis
Relating to the suspension and reactivation of the operation of the Texas Health Reinsurance System. House: Insurance
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective immediately
SB 1364 85-0 (2017) Author: Miles, Borris Relating to the dissemination of information about historically underutilized businesses and the expansion of the small business development center network. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SB 1406 85-0 (2017) Author: Creighton, Brandon | et. al.
Sponsor: Smithee, John | et. al.
Relating to the authority of the commissioner of insurance to request a state innovation waiver for certain small group health benefit plans of certain federal actuarial value and level of coverage requirements. House: Insurance
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective immediately
SB 1410 85-0 (2017) Author: Menéndez, José Relating to establishing a pilot program to assist small business in obtaining capital. Senate: Natural Resources & Economic Development Left pending in committee
SB 1738 85-0 (2017) Author: Miles, Borris Relating to historically underutilized businesses. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SB 2002 85-0 (2017) Author: Watson, Kirk Relating to regional or local health care programs for eligible individuals and employees of small employers. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
HB 278 85-1 (2017) Author: Reynolds, Ron Relating to the preference given by state agencies for certain goods and services produced or offered by small businesses. House: Economic & Small Business Development Referred to Economic & Small Business Development
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
HB 379 85-1 (2017) Author: Reynolds, Ron Relating to assistance for small businesses, the dissemination of information about historically underutilized businesses, and the expansion of the small business development center network. House: Economic & Small Business Development Referred to Economic & Small Business Development
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
HB 217 84-0 (2015) Author: Márquez, Marisa | et. al. Relating to the services provided by a colonia self-help center. House: Urban Affairs
Senate: State Affairs
Referred to State Affairs
HB 269 84-0 (2015) Author: Miles, Borris Relating to the establishment of a community development grocery store and healthy corner store revolving loan fund program. House: Agriculture & Livestock No action taken in committee
HB 396 84-0 (2015) Author: McClendon, Ruth | et. al. Relating to the state minimum wage, including adjustments based on the consumer price index and authorization for a county or municipality to establish a local minimum wage. House: Business & Industry Left pending in committee
HB 470 84-0 (2015) Author: Reynolds, Ron Relating to the preference given by state agencies for certain goods and services produced or offered by small businesses. House: Government Transparency & Operation Left pending in committee
HB 1484 84-0 (2015) Author: Blanco, César | et. al. Relating to regional coordinators within the veteran entrepreneur program. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs Laid on the table subject to call
HB 1629 84-0 (2015) Author: Johnson, Eric | et. al.
Sponsor: West, Royce
Relating to crowdfunding portal regulations for small business development. House: Investments & Financial Services
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective on 9/1/15
HB 1684 84-0 (2015) Author: Guerra, R. D. "Bobby" Relating to the procedure for adoption by a state agency of rules that may have an adverse economic effect on small businesses and micro-businesses. House: Economic & Small Business Development Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 2667 84-0 (2015) Author: Ashby, Trent
Sponsor: Eltife, Kevin
Relating to the abolishment of certain programs administered by the Texas Economic Development Bank. House: Economic & Small Business Development
Senate: Natural Resources & Economic Development
Effective on 9/1/15
HB 2694 84-0 (2015) Author: Button, Angie | et. al. Relating to an exemption from the sales tax for certain items sold by small businesses in this state during a limited period. House: Ways & Means Left pending in committee
HB 2761 84-0 (2015) Author: Parker, Tan Relating to the awarding of certain contracts of the Veterans' Land Board to veteran-owned businesses. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs Referred to Defense & Veterans' Affairs
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 3525 84-0 (2015) Author: Rodriguez, Eddie Relating to creating the Texas Quality Research Leadership Authority to help Texas small businesses rapidly scale in potentially leading edge technologies and abolishing the Texas emerging technology fund. House: Economic & Small Business Development Left pending in committee
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
SB 32 84-0 (2015) Author: Zaffirini, Judith Relating to the services provided by a colonia self-help center. Senate: Intergovernmental Relations Left pending in committee
SB 522 84-0 (2015) Author: Hinojosa, Juan | et. al. Relating to the procedure for adoption by a state agency of rules that may have an adverse economic effect on small businesses and micro-businesses. Senate: Business & Commerce Co-author authorized
SB 660 84-0 (2015) Author: Rodríguez, José | et. al.
Sponsor: Blanco, César
Relating to regional coordinators within the veteran entrepreneur program. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs
Senate: Veteran Affairs & Military Installations
Effective immediately
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 1272 84-0 (2015) Author: West, Royce Relating to requirements regarding certain purchasing and contracting guidelines for open-enrollment charter schools. Senate: Education Referred to Education
SB 1962 84-0 (2015) Author: Hinojosa, Juan Relating to the awarding of certain contracts of the Veterans' Land Board to veteran-owned businesses. Senate: Veteran Affairs & Military Installations Referred to Vet Affairs & Military Installations
HB 87 83-0 (2013) Author: Callegari, Bill | et. al. Relating to regulation of an individual's occupation. House: Government Efficiency & Reform Committee report sent to Calendars
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 126 83-0 (2013) Author: Raymond, Richard Peña Relating to refunds or credits of certain sales tax paid by certain business entities during a limited period. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
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 725 83-0 (2013) Author: Guillen, Ryan | et. al. Relating to the establishment of a community development grocery store revolving loan fund program. House: Public Health Referred to Public Health
HB 1221 83-0 (2013) Author: Miles, Borris | et. al. Relating to the establishment of a community development grocery store revolving loan fund program. House: Agriculture & Livestock Failed to receive affirmative vote in comm.
HB 1693 83-0 (2013) Author: Farrar, Jessica Relating to property tax deferrals and abatements for small businesses located on a light rail line affected by construction. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HB 2261 83-0 (2013) Author: Reynolds, Ron Relating to the preference given by state agencies for certain goods and services produced or offered by small businesses. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
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 2522 83-0 (2013) Author: Springer, Drew Relating to the definition of economically disadvantaged person for purposes of certifying a business as a historically underutilized business. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 2783 83-0 (2013) Author: Smithee, John | et. al. Relating to who is an employee for large and small employers for health benefit plans. House: Insurance Left pending in committee
HB 2797 83-0 (2013) Author: Raymond, Richard Peña Relating to a limitation on increases in the appraised value for ad valorem tax purposes of real property owned or leased by a small business and used for business purposes. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HB 2866 83-0 (2013) Author: Carter, Stefani Relating to the establishment and operation of the technology business incubator program. House: Economic & Small Business Development Referred to Economic & Small Business Development
HB 2998 83-0 (2013) Author: King, Tracy Relating to the insurance requirement concerning a permit application for applying Class B sludge on a land application unit. House: Environmental Regulation Referred to Environmental Regulation
HB 3185 83-0 (2013) Author: Laubenberg, Jodie | et. al. Relating to prohibiting the establishment of a health benefit exchange in this state. House: Federalism & Fiscal Responsibility, Select Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 3578 83-0 (2013) Author: Davis, John
Sponsor: Hancock, Kelly
Relating to the allocation and transfer of money from the capital access fund by the Texas Economic Development Bank. House: Economic & Small Business Development
Senate: Economic Development
Effective on 9/1/13
HB 3616 83-0 (2013) Author: Burnam, Lon | et. al. Relating to the establishment of a community development grocery store revolving loan fund program. House: Agriculture & Livestock Left pending in committee
HB 3699 83-0 (2013) Author: Smithee, John Relating to employer participation in the Healthy Texas Program. House: Insurance Referred to Insurance
HB 3714 83-0 (2013) Author: Guerra, R. D. "Bobby" | et. al.
Sponsor: Hinojosa, Juan
Relating to the creation of the Office of Small Business Assistance Advisory Task Force. House: Economic & Small Business Development
Senate: Economic Development
Effective immediately
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 126 83-0 (2013) Author: Raymond, Richard Peña Proposing a constitutional amendment to authorize the legislature to limit the maximum appraised value for ad valorem tax purposes of real property owned or leased by a small business and used for business 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 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 403 83-0 (2013) Author: Zaffirini, Judith | et. al. Relating to the establishment of a community development grocery store and healthy corner store revolving loan fund program. Senate: Government Organization Not again placed on intent calendar
SB 415 83-0 (2013) Author: Ellis, Rodney Relating to the establishment of a community development grocery store revolving loan fund program. Senate: Agriculture, Rural Affairs & Homeland Security Referred to Agriculture, Rural Affairs & Homeland Security
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 1332 83-0 (2013) Author: Duncan, Robert
Sponsor: Smithee, John
Relating to who is an employee for large and small employers for health benefit plans. House: Insurance
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/13
SB 1496 83-0 (2013) Author: Davis, Wendy | et. al. Relating to use of the money from the Texas Enterprise Fund and the Texas emerging technology fund to benefit certain historically underutilized businesses. Senate: Economic Development Not again placed on intent calendar
SB 1614 83-0 (2013) Author: Duncan, Robert Relating to employer participation in the Healthy Texas Program. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 744 82-0 (2011) Author: Raymond, Richard Pena | et. al. Relating to exemptions from the sales tax for certain business entities during a limited period. House: Ways & Means No action taken 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 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 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 1574 82-0 (2011) Author: Garza, John | et. al. Relating to including certain veterans service organizations as small businesses for the purpose of state contracting. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
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 2291 82-0 (2011) Author: Callegari, Bill Relating to government regulation of an individual's occupation. House: Government Efficiency & Reform Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 2723 82-0 (2011) Author: Walle, Armando Relating to notice of premium increase for certain health benefit plans. House: Insurance
Senate: State Affairs
Referred to State Affairs
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 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 2994 82-0 (2011) Author: Miles, Borris
Sponsor: Estes, Craig
Relating to the creation, operation, and funding of the urban farm microenterprise support program. House: Agriculture & Livestock
Senate: Agriculture & Rural Affairs
Effective on 9/1/11
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 3465 82-0 (2011) Author: Sheffield, Ralph
Sponsor: Fraser, Troy
Relating to the period for which a school district's participation in certain tax increment financing reinvestment zones may be taken into account in determining the total taxable value of property in the school district. House: Economic & Small Business Development
Senate: Economic Development
Effective on 9/1/11
HB 3573 82-0 (2011) Author: King, Susan | et. al.
Sponsor: Fraser, Troy
Relating to limiting the disclosure of certain information regarding certain charitable organizations, trusts, private foundations, and grant-making organizations. House: Business & Industry
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective on 9/1/11
SB 327 82-0 (2011) Author: Van de Putte, Leticia | et. al.
Sponsor: Garza, John
Relating to including certain veterans service organizations as small businesses for the purpose of state contracting. House: State Affairs
Senate: Government Organization
Effective immediately
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 1488 82-0 (2011) Author: West, Royce Relating to the purchasing and contracting practices of junior college districts; providing criminal penalties. House: Higher Education
Senate: Higher Education
Referred to Higher Education
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 1866 82-0 (2011) Author: Davis, Wendy | et. al. Relating to the selection of providers of professional services by governmental entities. House: State Affairs
Senate: State Affairs
Referred to State Affairs
HB 186 81-0 (2009) Author: Alonzo, Roberto Relating to the creation of the Bureau for Economic Development and Hispanic Studies. House: Border & Intergovernmental Affairs Committee report sent to Calendars
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 415 81-0 (2009) Author: Villarreal, Mike | et. al.
Sponsor: Uresti, Carlos
Relating to the regulation of employer-based day-care facilities. House: Human Services
Senate: Health & Human Services
Effective on 9/1/09
HB 482 81-0 (2009) Author: Rodriguez, Eddie | et. al. Relating to programs to increase the availability of fresh produce to, and the purchase and consumption of fresh produce by, certain low-income individuals. House: Agriculture & Livestock
Senate: Agriculture & Rural Affairs
Referred to Agriculture & Rural Affairs
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 868 81-0 (2009) Author: Farabee, David Relating to health benefit plan coverage for certain mental disorders. House: Insurance Left pending in committee
HB 1122 81-0 (2009) Author: Bolton, Valinda | et. al. Relating to the amount of the franchise tax incentive for certain small employers that provide health care benefits to employees. House: Ways & Means Left pending in committee
HB 2586 81-0 (2009) Author: Smithee, John Relating to small and large employer health group cooperatives. House: Insurance Placed on General State Calendar
HB 2750 81-0 (2009) Author: Eiland, Craig Relating to the regulation of certain market conduct activities of certain life, accident, and health insurers and health benefit plan issuers; providing civil liability and administrative and criminal penalties. House: Insurance Left pending in committee
HB 3120 81-0 (2009) Author: Alvarado, Carol Relating to the maximum allowable premium rate increase for small employer health benefit plans. House: Insurance Left pending in committee
HB 3460 81-0 (2009) Author: Bolton, Valinda Relating to group health benefit plan coverage for certain mental illnesses and the amount of the franchise tax incentive for certain small employers that provide health care benefits to employees. House: Insurance Referred to Insurance
HB 3782 81-0 (2009) Author: Gallego, Pete Relating to disclosure by certain municipalities and counties regarding participation of financial services firms and consultancies that are minority-owned businesses or women-owned businesses. House: State Affairs Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 3878 81-0 (2009) Author: Gallego, Pete Relating to annual reporting of women and minority participation in the management and investment of the assets of a state investment fund. House: Pensions, Investments & Financial Services Left pending in committee
HB 3894 81-0 (2009) Author: Oliveira, Rene Relating to the provider of last resort. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 4261 81-0 (2009) Author: Rodriguez, Eddie | et. al. Relating to establishing a no-interest loan program to promote the use of energy efficiency measures and renewable energy technology in certain residential dwellings, commercial buildings, and places of worship. House: State Affairs Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 4450 81-0 (2009) Author: Corte, Jr., Frank Relating to including certain veterans service organizations as small businesses for the purpose of state contracting. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs Referred to Defense & Veterans' Affairs
HB 4646 81-0 (2009) Author: Lucio III, Eddie Relating to a collateral guarantee program to aid small contractors in participating in public works projects. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 4766 81-0 (2009) Author: Oliveira, Rene Relating to the computation of the franchise tax. House: Ways & Means Left pending in committee
SB 6 81-0 (2009) Author: Duncan, Robert | et. al.
Sponsor: Zerwas, John
Relating to the creation of the Healthy Texas Program. House: Insurance
Senate: State Affairs
Placed on Major State Calendar
SB 76 81-0 (2009) Author: Nelson, Jane Relating to authorizing a children's health benefit plan for certain small employers. House: Insurance
Senate: State Affairs
Left pending in committee
SB 77 81-0 (2009) Author: Nelson, Jane Relating to participation by single-employee businesses in private purchasing cooperatives or health group cooperatives. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 78 81-0 (2009) Author: Nelson, Jane
Sponsor: Smithee, John
Relating to promoting awareness and education about the purchase and availability of health coverage. House: Insurance
Senate: State Affairs
See remarks for effective date
SB 79 81-0 (2009) Author: Nelson, Jane
Sponsor: Smithee, John
Relating to specialty certification for insurance agents serving certain employer groups. House: Insurance
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/09
SB 80 81-0 (2009) Author: Nelson, Jane
Sponsor: Truitt, Vicki
Relating to employer contributions under small employer health benefit plans. House: Pensions, Investments & Financial Services
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/09
SB 107 81-0 (2009) Author: Ellis, Rodney Relating to the creation of the Texas Health Benefit Plan Security Program. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
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 740 81-0 (2009) Author: Watson, Kirk Relating to the computation of the franchise tax. Senate: Finance Referred to Finance
SB 762 81-0 (2009) Author: Watson, Kirk Relating to a study concerning the minimum participation requirement for small employer health benefit plans. House: Insurance
Senate: State Affairs
Referred to Insurance
SB 813 81-0 (2009) Author: Watson, Kirk Relating to the eligibility of certain sole proprietors to participate in small employer health benefit plans. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 972 81-0 (2009) Author: Averitt, Kip | et. al.
Sponsor: Smithee, John
Relating to small and large employer health group cooperatives. House: Insurance
Senate: State Affairs
Placed on General State Calendar
SB 1257 81-0 (2009) Author: Averitt, Kip | et. al. Relating to the regulation of certain market conduct activities of certain life, accident, and health insurers and health benefit plan issuers; providing civil liability and administrative and criminal penalties. House: Insurance
Senate: State Affairs
Left pending in committee
SB 1865 81-0 (2009) Author: Ellis, Rodney Relating to the provider of last resort. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SB 1958 81-0 (2009) Author: Van de Putte, Leticia | et. al.
Sponsor: Corte, Jr., Frank
Relating to including certain veterans service organizations as small businesses for the purpose of state contracting. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs
Senate: Government Organization
1 hr. notice-to suspend rules
SB 1983 81-0 (2009) Author: Uresti, Carlos Relating to the regulation of employer-based day-care facilities. Senate: Health & Human Services Not again placed on intent calendar
SB 2024 81-0 (2009) Author: Watson, Kirk Relating to the maximum allowable premium rate increase for small employer health benefit plans. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 2188 81-0 (2009) Author: Lucio, Jr., Eddie Relating to a collateral guarantee program to aid small contractors in participating in public works projects. Senate: Government Organization Referred to Government Organization
SB 2585 81-0 (2009) Author: Averitt, Kip Relating to reauthorization of small business incentive program. Senate: Business & Commerce Not again placed on intent calendar
SR 1101 81-0 (2009) Author: Nelson, Jane Suspending limitations on conference committee jurisdiction, S.B. No. 78. Reported enrolled
HB 58 80-0 (2007) Author: Isett, Carl Relating to exempting certain sole proprietors from jury duty. House: Judiciary Left pending in committee
HB 882 80-0 (2007) Author: Naishtat, Elliott | et. al. Relating to regional or local health care programs for employees of small employers. House: Public Health Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 886 80-0 (2007) Author: Giddings, Helen
Sponsor: Watson, Kirk
Relating to an optional preauthorization plan for the workers' compensation return-to-work pilot program for small employers. House: Business & Industry
Senate: State Affairs
Effective immediately
HB 1385 80-0 (2007) Author: Villarreal, Mike | et. al.
Sponsor: Uresti, Carlos
Relating to the regulation of and licensing exemptions for certain child-care facilities. House: Human Services
Senate: Health & Human Services
Effective on 9/1/07
HB 1430 80-0 (2007) Author: Alonzo, Roberto | et. al. Relating to the creation of the Bureau for Economic Development and Hispanic Studies. House: Border & International Affairs Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 1785 80-0 (2007) Author: Villarreal, Mike Relating to granting variances to certain employer-based child-care facilities from certain standards applicable to licensed child-care facilities. House: Human Services Left pending in committee
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 2278 80-0 (2007) Author: Deshotel, Joe
Sponsor: Brimer, Kim
Relating to a nonsubstantive revision of statutes relating to business and commerce; including conforming amendments. House: Economic Development
Senate: Administration
Effective on . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
HB 2604 80-0 (2007) Author: Miles, Borris Relating to planning and administration of the state's historically underutilized business program. House: Government Reform Comm. report sent to Local & Consent Calendar
HB 2629 80-0 (2007) Author: Rodriguez, Eddie Relating to a competitive grant pilot program for certain small retailers of fresh produce. House: Agriculture & Livestock Left pending in committee
HB 2749 80-0 (2007) Author: Veasey, Marc
Sponsor: West, Royce
Relating to the award of a contract by an airport authority created by certain municipalities. House: County Affairs
Senate: Transportation & Homeland Security
Removed from local & uncontested calendar
HB 3218 80-0 (2007) Author: Elkins, Gary Relating to state agency rules affecting small businesses. House: Economic Development Left pending in committee
HB 3366 80-0 (2007) Author: Straus, Joe Relating to a small employer health benefit plan premium assistance program. House: Insurance Referred to Insurance
HB 3700 80-0 (2007) Author: Miles, Borris Relating to investment by the holder of a manufacturer's license in certain businesses that hold a general distributor's license. House: Licensing & Administrative Procedures Left pending in committee
SB 23 80-0 (2007) Author: Nelson, Jane
Sponsor: Smithee, John
Relating to promoting the purchase and availability of health coverage. House: Insurance
Senate: State Affairs
Record vote
SB 297 80-0 (2007) Author: West, Royce
Sponsor: Lucio III, Eddie
Relating to the composition of the committee appointed to review the uniform general conditions of state building construction contracts. House: Government Reform
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/07
SB 637 80-0 (2007) Author: Van de Putte, Leticia | et. al.
Sponsor: Rose, Patrick
Relating to use of the money from the Texas Enterprise Fund to benefit small businesses. House: Economic Development
Senate: Business & Commerce
Placed on General State Calendar
SB 700 80-0 (2007) Author: Lucio, Jr., Eddie | et. al.
Sponsor: Elkins, Gary
Relating to state agency rules affecting small businesses. House: Economic Development
Senate: State Affairs
Placed on General State Calendar
SB 704 80-0 (2007) Author: Lucio, Jr., Eddie | et. al.
Sponsor: Lucio III, Eddie
Relating to the small contractor participation assistance program for certain state construction projects. House: Government Reform
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/07
SB 922 80-0 (2007) Author: Watson, Kirk | et. al.
Sponsor: Naishtat, Elliott
Relating to regional or local health care programs for employees of small employers. House: Public Health
Senate: State Affairs
Placed on General State Calendar
SB 1135 80-0 (2007) Author: Brimer, Kim Relating to a nonsubstantive revision of statutes relating to business and commerce; including conforming amendments. Senate: Administration Referred to Administration
SB 1255 80-0 (2007) Author: Averitt, Kip
Sponsor: Taylor, Larry
Relating to the powers and duties of certain small and large employer health cooperatives. House: Insurance
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/07
SB 1497 80-0 (2007) Author: Zaffirini, Judith Relating to a competitive grant pilot program for certain small retailers of fresh produce. Senate: Natural Resources Left pending in subcommittee
SB 1637 80-0 (2007) Author: Williams, Tommy Relating to a small employer health benefit plan premium assistance program. House: Insurance
Senate: State Affairs
Referred to Insurance
HB 727 79-0 (2005) Author: Villarreal, Mike | et. al. Relating to a program of grants and loans to provide capital for community development and economic development institutions serving economically distressed areas and low-income persons. House: Financial Institutions Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 1496 79-0 (2005) Author: Martinez Fischer, Trey Relating to use of money in the Texas Enterprise Fund for recipients who make certain commitments. House: Economic Development Left pending in committee
HB 1654 79-0 (2005) Author: Rodriguez, Eddie Relating to the cost of certain coverage provided by certain group benefits programs and uniform insurance benefits programs and to eligibility to participate in certain group benefits programs. House: Insurance Referred directly to subcommittee by chair
HB 2703 79-0 (2005) Author: Krusee, Mike Relating to contracts for the design and construction of transportation projects by certain governmental entities. House: Transportation Left pending in committee
HB 3374 79-0 (2005) Author: Taylor, Larry Relating to the dissolution, suspension, and reactivation of the Texas Health Reinsurance System. House: Insurance Left pending in committee
SB 169 79-0 (2005) Author: Shapleigh, Eliot Relating to a refund of state sales and use taxes for certain companies that provide group health benefit plans to their employees. Senate: Finance Referred to Finance
SB 805 79-0 (2005) Author: Averitt, Kip
Sponsor: Taylor, Larry
Relating to certain small and large employer health cooperatives and reinsurance for small employer health benefit plans. House: Insurance
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/05
SB 1109 79-0 (2005) Author: Van de Putte, Leticia Relating to use of the money from the Texas Enterprise Fund to benefit small-business concerns. Senate: Business & Commerce Left pending in subcommittee
SB 1594 79-0 (2005) Author: Lucio, Jr., Eddie Relating to a small contractor assistance program for bidding on construction contracts at institutions of higher education. Senate: Education No action taken in subcommittee
HB 44 78-0 (2003) Author: Chisum, Warren | et. al.
Sponsor: Armbrister, Kenneth
Relating to the duties of and the renaming of the small business stationary source assistance program as the small business compliance assistance program. House: Environmental Regulation
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective on 9/1/03
HB 897 78-0 (2003) Author: Woolley, Beverly | et. al.
Sponsor: Nelson, Jane
Relating to the operation of certain employer coalitions and cooperatives established for the provision of health benefits coverage. House: Insurance
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/03
HB 1243 78-0 (2003) Author: Thompson, Senfronia Relating to compensation of insurance agents by small employer health benefit plan carriers. House: Insurance Placed on General State Calendar
HB 1267 78-0 (2003) Author: Seaman, Gene | et. al.
Sponsor: Staples, Todd
Relating to small employer health benefit plans. House: Insurance
Senate: State Affairs
Referred to State Affairs
HB 1288 78-0 (2003) Author: Smith, Todd Relating to the awarding of contracts by municipalities. House: Urban Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 1296 78-0 (2003) Author: Noriega, Rick
Sponsor: Lindsay, Jon
Relating to small business development programs of navigation districts and port authorities. House: Transportation
Senate: Business & Commerce
Laid on the table subject to call
HB 1336 78-0 (2003) Author: Taylor, Larry | et. al. Relating to certain small employer and large employer health benefit plans. House: Insurance Left pending in committee
HB 2258 78-0 (2003) Author: Smithee, John Relating to certain large employer health benefit plans. House: Insurance Referred to Insurance
HB 2340 78-0 (2003) Author: Turner, Sylvester Relating to metering services provided to certain electricity customers. House: Regulated Industries Left pending in committee
HB 2390 78-0 (2003) Author: Cook, Robert Relating to state agency rules affecting small businesses. House: Government Reform Left pending in committee
HB 2499 78-0 (2003) Author: Rodriguez, Eddie Relating to the use of tax proceeds by certain economic development corporations. House: Economic Development Left pending in committee
HB 2699 78-0 (2003) Author: Guillen, Ryan Relating to a program of grants and loans to provide capital for community development and economic development institutions in economically distressed and low-income areas. House: Financial Institutions Referred to Financial Institutions
HB 2736 78-0 (2003) Author: Taylor, Larry Relating to the exclusion of certain employees from small employer health benefit plans. House: Insurance Referred to Insurance
HB 3196 78-0 (2003) Author: Madden, Jerry Relating to premium rates for certain small employer health benefit plans. House: Insurance Referred to Insurance
HB 3197 78-0 (2003) Author: Madden, Jerry Relating to premium rate adjustments for certain health benefit plans. House: Insurance Referred to Insurance
HB 3275 78-0 (2003) Author: Gallego, Pete | et. al. Relating to reporting a state agency that is not complying with the requirement to make a good faith effort to increase the agency's used of historically underutilized businesses in purchasing and public works contracting. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 3548 78-0 (2003) Author: Keffer, Jim Relating to economic development financing, programs, and incentives. House: Economic Development Referred to Economic Development
HB 3549 78-0 (2003) Author: Keffer, Jim Relating to the establishment, operation, and funding of the Texas Economic Development Bank and to the administration and operation of the product development, small business incubator, and enterprise zone programs. House: Economic Development Committee report sent to Calendars
SB 10 78-0 (2003) Author: Averitt, Kip | et. al.
Sponsor: Smithee, John
Relating to the creation of employer health benefit plan groups. House: Insurance
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/03
SB 376 78-0 (2003) Author: Lindsay, Jon | et. al. Relating to small business development programs of navigation districts and port authorities. Senate: Business & Commerce Left pending in committee
SB 466 78-0 (2003) Author: Averitt, Kip Relating to reinsurance requirements for certain small employer health benefit plans. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 505 78-0 (2003) Author: Ellis, Rodney Relating to mentor-protege programs used by certain state agencies for historically underutilized businesses. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 506 78-0 (2003) Author: Ellis, Rodney Relating to requiring, as a condition of eligibility to bid on an oil, gas, or other mineral lease on certain state land, a plan for procuring goods and services from or participating with historically underutilized businesses. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 508 78-0 (2003) Author: Ellis, Rodney Relating to planning and reporting requirements for gas utilities regarding workforce diversity and opportunities for small and historically underutilized businesses. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 522 78-0 (2003) Author: Nelson, Jane Relating to the operation of certain employer coalitions and cooperatives established for the provision of health benefits coverage. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 654 78-0 (2003) Author: Shapleigh, Eliot Relating to access to capital and other funds by individuals and new businesses in this state. Senate: State Affairs Left pending in committee
SB 689 78-0 (2003) Author: West, Royce Relating to the awarding of contracts by municipalities. House: Urban Affairs
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Referred to Urban Affairs
SB 1005 78-0 (2003) Author: West, Royce Relating to a state agency that is not complying with the requirement to make a good faith effort to increase the agency's use of historically underutilized businesses in purchasing and public works contracting. House: State Affairs
Senate: Finance
Referred to State Affairs
SB 1032 78-0 (2003) Author: Shapleigh, Eliot Relating to a refund of state sales and use taxes for certain companies that provide group health benefit plans to their employees. Senate: Finance Referred to Finance
SB 1383 78-0 (2003) Author: Armbrister, Kenneth Relating to metering services provided to certain electricity customers. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
HB 471 77-0 (2001) Author: Averitt, Kip | et. al.
Sponsor: Harris, Chris
Relating to insurance agent commissions paid by small employer carriers. House: Insurance
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective on 9/1/01
HB 679 77-0 (2001) Author: Homer, Mark Relating to providing a deduction of not more than $100,000 for a corporation under the franchise tax. House: Ways & Means Left pending in committee
HB 681 77-0 (2001) Author: Hawley, Judy | et. al. Relating to an economic development program administered by the Texas Department of Agriculture. House: Land & Resource Management Laid on the table subject to call
HB 949 77-0 (2001) Author: Averitt, Kip | et. al.
Sponsor: Fraser, Troy
Relating to premium rates for certain small employer health benefit plans. House: Insurance
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective on 9/1/01
HB 1054 77-0 (2001) Author: Coleman, Garnet | et. al. Relating to a program of grants and loans to provide capital for community development and economic development institutions in economically distressed and low-income areas. House: Financial Institutions Left pending in committee
HB 1704 77-0 (2001) Author: Smithee, John Relating to the establishment and operation of a task force to examine issues regarding expansion of the provision of health benefits to employees of small businesses. House: Insurance Left pending in committee
HB 1865 77-0 (2001) Author: Averitt, Kip | et. al. Relating to enrollment in certain health benefit plans. House: Insurance Postponed
HB 1867 77-0 (2001) Author: Averitt, Kip | et. al. Relating to the fair marketing of health benefit plans. House: Insurance Referred to Insurance
HB 2286 77-0 (2001) Author: Averitt, Kip Relating to the operation of and coverage under small employer health benefit plans. House: Insurance
Senate: Business & Commerce
Referred to Business & Commerce
HB 2328 77-0 (2001) Author: Solis, Jim Relating to state contracts and enterprise zone opportunities for historically underutilized businesses. House: Economic Development No action taken in committee
HB 2369 77-0 (2001) Author: George, Kenn | et. al. Relating to state financing of the development and production of Texas biotechnological and biomedical products and small businesses; providing for the issuance of bonds. House: Financial Institutions Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 2672 77-0 (2001) Author: Villarreal, Mike Relating to a pilot program to fund research and development assistance for small businesses. House: Economic Development Referred to Economic Development
HB 2962 77-0 (2001) Author: Longoria, John Relating to obtaining bonds and insurance required for certain state construction projects. House: State Affairs
Senate: State Affairs
Referred to State Affairs
HB 2986 77-0 (2001) Author: Reyna, Elvira Relating to exempting landscaping and lawn work from the sales and use tax. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
SB 442 77-0 (2001) Author: Fraser, Troy Relating to the establishment and operation of a task force to examine issues regarding expansion of the provision of health benefits to employees of small businesses. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SB 746 77-0 (2001) Author: Staples, Todd
Sponsor: Hawley, Judy | et. al.
Relating to an economic development program administered by the Texas Department of Agriculture. House: Land & Resource Management
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective on 9/1/01
SB 838 77-0 (2001) Author: Shapleigh, Eliot Relating to a program of grants and loans to provide capital for community development and economic development institutions in economically distressed and low-income areas. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SB 1485 77-0 (2001) Author: Carona, John | et. al.
Sponsor: George, Kenn
Relating to state financing of the development and production of Texas biotechnological and biomedical products and small businesses; providing for the issuance of bonds. House: Financial Institutions
Senate: Business & Commerce
Placed on General State Calendar
SB 1512 77-0 (2001) Author: Lucio, Jr., Eddie Relating to the use of multiple award contracts for state and local government purchasing. Senate: Business & Commerce No action taken in committee
HB 84 76-0 (1999) Author: Goolsby, Tony | et. al. Relating to exempting certain small corporations from payment of the franchise tax. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HB 219 76-0 (1999) Author: Hilderbran, Harvey Relating to exempting certain small corporations from payment of the franchise tax. House: Ways & Means Subcommittee members named
HB 413 76-0 (1999) Author: Talton, Robert Relating to the repeal of the exception to disclosure under the public information law of information submitted by an applicant for certification as a historically underutilized or disadvantaged business. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 551 76-0 (1999) Author: Goolsby, Tony | et. al.
Sponsor: Fraser, Troy
Relating to exempting certain small corporations from the franchise tax and to the reporting requirements for those corporations. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Finance
Senate appoints conferees-reported
HB 1050 76-0 (1999) Author: Sadler, Paul | et. al. Relating to exempting certain small corporations from the franchise tax. House: Ways & Means Subcommittee members named
HB 1079 76-0 (1999) Author: Keffer, Jim Relating to the operation and continuation of the smart jobs fund program. House: Economic Development Withdrawn from schedule
HB 1083 76-0 (1999) Author: Dukes, Dawnna Relating to the definition of micro-business for certain rulemaking purposes. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 1211 76-0 (1999) Author: Averitt, Kip
Sponsor: Sibley, David
Relating to health maintenance organization plans for small employers. House: Insurance
Senate: Economic Development
Effective on 9/1/99
HB 1343 76-0 (1999) Author: Dukes, Dawnna Relating to subcontracting with historically underutilized businesses under prime contracts with state agencies; providing a penalty. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 1471 76-0 (1999) Author: Hilbert, Paul | et. al. Relating to requiring a small business impact statement for bills and resolutions. House: State Affairs
Senate: Finance
Referred to Finance
HB 1549 76-0 (1999) Author: Brimer, Kim Relating to the operation of a business in the State of Texas. House: Economic Development Referred to Economic Development
HB 1874 76-0 (1999) Author: Hinojosa, Juan
Sponsor: Lucio, Jr., Eddie
Relating to the operation and administration of The University of Texas--Pan American. House: Higher Education
Senate: Education
Effective on 9/1/99
HB 1890 76-0 (1999) Author: Dukes, Dawnna Relating to increasing the competitiveness of historically underutilized businesses in state procurement. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 1994 76-0 (1999) Author: Najera, Manny Relating to a franchise tax credit for the cost of a guarantee fee paid to obtain a loan guaranteed by the Small Business Administration. House: Ways & Means Left pending in committee
HB 2022 76-0 (1999) Author: Garcia, Domingo
Sponsor: Lucio, Jr., Eddie
Relating to the designation of a small business advocate to head the Office of Small Business Assistance. House: State Affairs
Senate: Economic Development
Effective on 9/1/99
HB 2051 76-0 (1999) Author: Thompson, Senfronia
Sponsor: Jackson, Mike
Relating to classes of business for small employer health benefit plans. House: Insurance
Senate: Economic Development
Testimony taken in committee
HB 2718 76-0 (1999) Author: Brimer, Kim | et. al. Relating to small business assistance provided by the State. House: Economic Development Referred to Economic Development
HB 2729 76-0 (1999) Author: Longoria, John
Sponsor: Madla, Frank
Relating to regional business certification programs for purchasing by political subdivisions. House: County Affairs
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Effective immediately
HB 2878 76-0 (1999) Author: Maxey, Glen Relating to a preference in state contracting for products and services offered by small businesses based in Texas. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 3032 76-0 (1999) Author: Oliveira, Rene | et. al.
Sponsor: Barrientos, Gonzalo
Relating to historically underutilized businesses; providing a penalty. House: State Affairs
Senate: Finance
Placed on intent calendar
HB 3050 76-0 (1999) Author: Counts, David | et. al.
Sponsor: Duncan, Robert
Relating to the administration of certain loan programs by the Texas Agricultural Finance Authority, to limiting certain liability for activities in programs funded by the authority, to establishing the agricultural technology program, and to the promotion of the development of agriculture-related rural businesses. House: Agriculture & Livestock
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective immediately
HB 3303 76-0 (1999) Author: Cook, Robert Relating to assistance to small businesses regulated by the Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission through its regulatory flexibility programs. House: Environmental Regulation Laid on the table subject to call
HB 3503 76-0 (1999) Author: Solis, Jim Relating to the small business assistance division of the Texas Department of Economic Development. House: Economic Development Referred to Economic Development
HCR 313 76-0 (1999) Author: Garcia, Domingo
Sponsor: Lucio, Jr., Eddie
Instructing the enrolling clerk of the house to make a technical correction in H.B. No. 2022. Signed by the Governor
SB 45 76-0 (1999) Author: Lucio, Jr., Eddie Relating to the distribution of certain state and federal job training funds and to the continuation of the smart jobs fund. Senate: Economic Development Referred to Economic Development
SB 73 76-0 (1999) Author: Truan, Carlos | et. al.
Sponsor: Hinojosa, Juan
Relating to the establishment of a video teleconferencing pilot program to assist certain businesses in establishing international trade relationships. House: State, Federal & International Relations
Senate: Border Affairs - Special
Effective on 9/1/99
SB 148 76-0 (1999) Author: Fraser, Troy | et. al. Relating to exempting certain small corporations from the franchise tax. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Finance
Referred to Ways & Means
SB 441 76-0 (1999) Author: Ellis, Rodney | et. al.
Sponsor: McCall, Brian | et. al.
Relating to tax exemptions and credits. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Finance
See remarks for effective date
SB 498 76-0 (1999) Author: Shapleigh, Eliot Relating to a franchise tax credit for the cost of a guarantee fee paid to obtain a loan guaranteed by the Small Business Administration. Senate: Finance Referred to Finance
SB 663 76-0 (1999) Author: West, Royce Relating to the prohibition on discrimination in the award of public contracts. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 667 76-0 (1999) Author: Carona, John Relating to the repeal of the exception to disclosure under the public information law of information submitted by an applicant for certification as a historically underutilized or disadvantaged business. Senate: State Affairs No action taken in committee
SB 1430 76-0 (1999) Author: Duncan, Robert Relating to the administration of certain loan programs by the Texas Agricultural Finance Authority and to the promotion of the development of agriculture-related rural businesses. Senate: Natural Resources Withdrawn from intent calendar
SB 1594 76-0 (1999) Author: Brown, J. E.
Sponsor: Cook, Robert
Relating to assistance to small businesses regulated by the Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission through its regulatory flexibility programs. House: Environmental Regulation
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective immediately
SB 1636 76-0 (1999) Author: Ellis, Rodney Relating to increasing the competitiveness of historically underutilized businesses in state procurement. Senate: Finance Referred to Finance
SB 1638 76-0 (1999) Author: Ellis, Rodney Relating to subcontracting with historically underutilized businesses under prime contracts with state agencies; providing a penalty. Senate: Finance Referred to Finance
SB 1798 76-0 (1999) Author: Ellis, Rodney Relating to agency rules affecting micro-businesses. Senate: Economic Development Referred to Economic Development
HB 355 75-0 (1997) Author: Maxey, Glen | et. al. Relating to certain individual health benefit plans issued to employees of certain small employers. House: Insurance Subcommittee members named
HB 443 75-0 (1997) Author: Wise, Miguel | et. al. Relating to the creation of the Bureau for Economic Development and Hispanic Studies. House: State Affairs Reported favorably w/o amendment(s)
HB 618 75-0 (1997) Author: Oliveira, Rene | et. al. Relating to the establishment of a program in the Texas Department of Commerce to secure certain loans made to small and medium-sized businesses and nonprofit organizations. House: Economic Development Referred to Economic Development
HB 625 75-0 (1997) Author: Hernandez, Christine
Sponsor: Madla, Frank
Relating to the disclosure of certain information submitted to a governmental entity by a potential vendor or contractor. House: State Affairs
Senate: State Affairs
Effective immediately
HB 1212 75-0 (1997) Author: Averitt, Kip | et. al.
Sponsor: Sibley, David
Relating to health insurance portability and availability and the implementation of certain federal reforms relating to health insurance portability and availability. House: Insurance
Senate: Economic Development
Effective on . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
HB 1507 75-0 (1997) Author: Dutton, Jr., Harold V.
Sponsor: Ratliff, Bill
Relating to limiting the liability of certain persons involved in an issuance of securities by a small business. House: Civil Practices
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective in 90 days -- 9/01/97
HB 2312 75-0 (1997) Author: Van de Putte, Leticia Relating to the creation of the Small Business Advocacy Office within the Texas Department of Commerce. House: Economic Development Left pending in committee
HB 2420 75-0 (1997) Author: Hilbert, Paul Relating to requiring a small business impact statement for bills and resolutions. House: State Affairs Referred to subcommittee
HB 2515 75-0 (1997) Author: Chavez, Norma | et. al. Relating to the provision of information relating to historically underutilized businesses to certain persons. House: Ways & Means Referred directly to subcommittee by chair
HB 2711 75-0 (1997) Author: Raymond, Richard Relating to the creation of the small business environmental compliance funding program. House: Environmental Regulation Referred to Environmental Regulation
HB 2795 75-0 (1997) Author: Averitt, Kip
Sponsor: Duncan, Robert
Relating to the composition and powers of the Texas Health Benefits Purchasing Cooperative; amending Chapter 26, Insurance Code; and declaring an emergency. House: Insurance
Senate: Economic Development
Effective on 9/1/97
HB 3144 75-0 (1997) Author: Danburg, Debra Relating to the applicability of the Small Employer Health Insurance Availability Act. House: Insurance Referred to Insurance
HB 3204 75-0 (1997) Author: Hirschi, John Relating to the development of small businesses through the adoption of the Microenterprise Development Act. House: Economic Development Referred to Economic Development
HB 3500 75-0 (1997) Author: Ramsay, Tom Relating to the establishment of a video teleconferencing pilot program to assist certain businesses in establishing international trade relationships. House: Economic Development Referred to Economic Development
SB 265 75-0 (1997) Author: Ellis, Rodney | et. al.
Sponsor: Giddings, Helen
Relating to the linked deposit program. House: Economic Development
Senate: Economic Development
Effective on 9/1/97
SB 266 75-0 (1997) Author: Ellis, Rodney | et. al.
Sponsor: Oliveira, Rene | et. al.
Relating to the establishment of a program in the Texas Department of Commerce to secure certain loans made to small and medium-sized businesses and nonprofit organizations. House: Economic Development
Senate: Economic Development
Effective on 9/1/97
SB 808 75-0 (1997) Author: Ratliff, Bill | et. al. Relating to limiting the liability of certain persons involved in an issuance of securities by a small business. House: Civil Practices
Senate: Jurisprudence
Left pending in committee
SB 811 75-0 (1997) Author: Truan, Carlos
Sponsor: Rangel, Irma
Relating to the use of certain telecommunications facilities of institutions of higher education to assist small business. House: Higher Education
Senate: International Relations, Trade & Technology
Point of order sustained
SB 814 75-0 (1997) Author: Truan, Carlos Relating to the establishment of a video teleconferencing pilot program to assist certain businesses in establishing international trade relationships. House: Economic Development
Senate: International Relations, Trade & Technology
Reported favorably w/o amendment(s)
SB 1040 75-0 (1997) Author: Truan, Carlos
Sponsor: Cuellar, Henry
Relating to programs of institutions of higher education that address small business research and development. House: Higher Education
Senate: Education
Effective on 9/1/97
SB 1595 75-0 (1997) Author: Ellis, Rodney | et. al. Relating to the creation of the small business environmental compliance funding program. Senate: Finance No action taken in committee
SB 1725 75-0 (1997) Author: West, Royce Relating to the historically underutilized business program of the State of Texas. Senate: Finance Referred to Finance
SB 1727 75-0 (1997) Author: West, Royce Relating to assisting small businesses to participate in state public works contracting. Senate: Finance Referred to Finance
SCR 42 75-0 (1997) Author: Truan, Carlos
Sponsor: Rangel, Irma
Encouraging business schools and business programs at Texas colleges and universities to increase their course offerings to include courses that focus on small and medium-sized businesses. House: Higher Education
Senate: Education
Signed by the Governor
HB 57 74-0 (1995) Author: Wilson, Ron Relating to the requirement that a sports facility district establish a plan to increase its usage of historically underutilized businesses. House: County Affairs Referred to County Affairs
HB 242 74-0 (1995) Author: Romo, Sylvia | et. al. Relating to the creation of the small business air compliance funding program. House: Environmental Regulation Left pending in committee
HB 369 74-0 (1995) Author: Averitt, Kip | et. al.
Sponsor: Patterson, Jerry
Relating to the operation and funding of small employer health benefit plans. House: Insurance
Senate: Economic Development
Effective on 9/1/95
HB 805 74-0 (1995) Author: Conley, Karyne Relating to the creation of the small business air compliance funding program. House: Environmental Regulation Referred to Environmental Regulation
HB 1013 74-0 (1995) Author: Romo, Sylvia
Sponsor: Barrientos, Gonzalo
Relating to the powers and duties of the Texas Public Finance Authority. House: Financial Institutions
Senate: Finance
Vetoed by the Governor
HB 1017 74-0 (1995) Author: Romo, Sylvia | et. al. Relating to a capital growth and start-up fund for historically underutilized businesses. House: Financial Institutions Left pending in committee
HB 1018 74-0 (1995) Author: Romo, Sylvia | et. al. Relating to the provision by the state of surety bonds for historically underutilized businesses. House: Financial Institutions Left pending in committee
HB 1044 74-0 (1995) Author: Coleman, Garnet | et. al. Relating to allowing a political subdivision to create a program to assist historically underutilized businesses. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 1045 74-0 (1995) Author: Coleman, Garnet | et. al. Relating to the use of historically underutilized businesses as subcontractors on state purchasing contracts. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 1046 74-0 (1995) Author: Coleman, Garnet | et. al. Relating to the definition of a historically underutilized business in the enabling law of the General Services Commission. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 1047 74-0 (1995) Author: Coleman, Garnet | et. al. Relating to rule-making authority under the state's program to assist historically underutilized businesses to transact business with the state. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 1166 74-0 (1995) Author: Farrar, Jessica Relating to the definition of a historically underutilized business in the enabling law of the General Services Commission. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 1291 74-0 (1995) Author: Giddings, Helen Relating to reports by banks concerning the availability of capital to certain small businesses; providing a civil penalty. House: Financial Institutions Placed on General State Calendar
HB 1292 74-0 (1995) Author: Giddings, Helen Relating to the definition of a small business. House: Business & Industry
Senate: Economic Development
Referred to Economic Development
HB 1521 74-0 (1995) Author: Pickett, Joseph Relating to grants awarded to certain businesses under the smart jobs fund program. House: Economic Development Left pending in committee
HB 1683 74-0 (1995) Author: Hernandez, Christine Relating to exempting from disclosure under the open records law information that is submitted by a business for purposes of becoming certified as a disadvantaged or historically underutilized business. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 1788 74-0 (1995) Author: Turner, Sylvester Relating to a requirement that a utility make an effort to award contracts to historically underutilized businesses. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 1991 74-0 (1995) Author: Giddings, Helen
Sponsor: West, Royce
Relating to the historically underutilized business and small business linked deposit program. House: Financial Institutions
Senate: Economic Development
Effective on 9/1/95
HB 2084 74-0 (1995) Author: Coleman, Garnet Relating to the allowable size of a business under the state's program to assist historically underutilized businesses to transact business with the state. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 2361 74-0 (1995) Author: Smithee, John Relating to health insurance for employees of certain small employers. House: Insurance Referred to Insurance
HB 2563 74-0 (1995) Author: Dutton, Jr., Harold V.
Sponsor: Lucio, Jr., Eddie
Relating to initiatives for small businesses and rights and remedies under The Securities Act. House: Pensions and Investments
Senate: Economic Development
Posting rule suspended
HB 2886 74-0 (1995) Author: Davis, Yvonne | et. al. Relating to the State's purchasing goals for Historically underutilized businesses. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 2912 74-0 (1995) Author: Coleman, Garnet Relating to assisting small businesses to participate in state public works contracting. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 3007 74-0 (1995) Author: Giddings, Helen | et. al. Relating to lending services provided by a bank to small businesses in its local area. House: Financial Institutions Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 3015 74-0 (1995) Author: Davis, Yvonne | et. al. Relating to the good faith effort purchasing goal in the State Purchasing and General Services Act. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 3065 74-0 (1995) Author: Coleman, Garnet Relating to determining whether a state agency is making a good faith effort to comply with the state's procurement programs and goals for contracting with historically underutilized businesses. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 3160 74-0 (1995) Author: Davis, Yvonne Relating to terminating the employment of a state employee who discriminates against a historically underutilized business during the process of awarding or administering a state contract. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
HJR 2 74-0 (1995) Author: Romo, Sylvia | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to provide for the issuance of bonds to provide surety bonds for historically underutilized businesses. House: Financial Institutions Left pending in committee
HJR 6 74-0 (1995) Author: Romo, Sylvia | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to provide for the issuance of bonds for the state financing of start-up costs for historically underutilized businesses. House: Financial Institutions Left pending in committee
SB 150 74-0 (1995) Author: West, Royce | et. al. Relating to public contracts with disadvantaged businesses. Senate: State Affairs Co-author authorized
SB 189 74-0 (1995) Author: West, Royce | et. al. Relating to the certification of historically underutilized businesses by the General Services Commission. House: State Affairs
Senate: State Affairs
Left pending in committee
SB 257 74-0 (1995) Author: West, Royce | et. al. Relating to establishing a good faith effort checklist to guide state agency efforts in assisting historically underutilized businesses to contract with the state and to auditing and enforcing state agency compliance with the state's purchasing assistance goals for those businesses. Senate: State Affairs Co-author authorized
SB 381 74-0 (1995) Author: West, Royce Relating to the provision by the state of guarantees and indemnification relating to surety bonds for historically underutilized businesses; authorizing the issuance of bonds. Senate: State Affairs Placed on Reg. Order of Business Calendar
SB 382 74-0 (1995) Author: West, Royce Relating to a capital growth and start-up fund for historically underutilized businesses; authorizing the issuance of bonds. Senate: State Affairs Placed on Reg. Order of Business Calendar
SB 424 74-0 (1995) Author: Madla, Frank
Sponsor: Puente, Robert
Relating to the payment in periodic installments of certain penalties owed by certain businesses for violations of law under the jurisdiction of the Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective immediately
SB 461 74-0 (1995) Author: Ellis, Rodney | et. al. Relating to rulemaking authority under the state's program to assist historically underutilized businesses to transact business with the state. Senate: State Affairs Withdrawn from intent calendar
SB 462 74-0 (1995) Author: Ellis, Rodney | et. al. Relating to allowing a political subdivision to create a program to assist historically underutilized businesses. Senate: Intergovernmental Relations Withdrawn from intent calendar
SB 463 74-0 (1995) Author: Ellis, Rodney | et. al. Relating to the use of historically underutilized businesses as subcontractors on state purchasing contracts. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 464 74-0 (1995) Author: Ellis, Rodney | et. al. Relating to exempting from disclosure under the open records law information that is submitted by a business for purposes of becoming certified as a disadvantaged or historically underutilized business. Senate: State Affairs Left pending in committee
SB 465 74-0 (1995) Author: Ellis, Rodney | et. al. Relating to the definition of a historically underutilized business in the enabling law of the General Services Commission. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 499 74-0 (1995) Author: West, Royce Relating to assisting small businesses to participate in state public works contracting. Senate: State Affairs Left pending in committee
SB 618 74-0 (1995) Author: West, Royce Relating to a report prepared by and information required by the General Services Commission under the historically underutilized businesses program. Senate: State Affairs Placed on Reg. Order of Business Calendar
SB 681 74-0 (1995) Author: Ellis, Rodney Relating to the creation of the small business environmental compliance funding program. Senate: Economic Development Referred to Economic Development
SB 732 74-0 (1995) Author: Cain, David Relating to the protection of certain retail apparel merchants; creating a cause of action and providing injunctive and other relief. Senate: Economic Development Referred to Economic Development
SB 749 74-0 (1995) Author: Ellis, Rodney | et. al. Relating to the allowable size of a business under the state's program to assist historically underutilized businesses to transact business with the state. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 878 74-0 (1995) Author: West, Royce Relating to the provisions of state agency strategic plans that address contracting with historically underutilized businesses and to auditing and enforcing agency compliance with those provisions. Senate: State Affairs Withdrawn from intent calendar
SB 1200 74-0 (1995) Author: Ellis, Rodney Relating to requiring the Sunset Advisory Commission to consider a state agency's compliance with state purchasing programs for assisting historically underutilized businesses during the commission's sunset review of the agency. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 1202 74-0 (1995) Author: Ellis, Rodney Relating to the conditions under which the status as a historically underutilized business may be removed. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 1204 74-0 (1995) Author: Ellis, Rodney Relating to state agency reports to the General Services Commission and to the commission's reports about purchases from historically underutilized businesses. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 1665 74-0 (1995) Author: Sibley, David Relating to small employer health benefit plans. Senate: Economic Development No action taken in committee
SJR 29 74-0 (1995) Author: West, Royce Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to provide for the issuance of bonds for the state financing of start-up costs for historically underutilized businesses. Senate: State Affairs Placed on Reg. Order of Business Calendar
SJR 30 74-0 (1995) Author: West, Royce Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to provide for the issuance of bonds to provide or guarantee surety bonds for historically underutilized businesses. Senate: State Affairs Placed on Reg. Order of Business Calendar
HB 56 73-0 (1993) Author: McCall, Brian Relating to the creation and operation of a program to provide access to health insurance for employees of small groups. House: Insurance Left pending in subcommittee
HB 179 73-0 (1993) Author: Brimer, Kim Relating to basic group health insurance coverage for certain small employers. House: Insurance Left pending in subcommittee
HB 259 73-0 (1993) Author: Giddings, Helen | et. al.
Sponsor: West, Royce
Relating to the creation and administration of a linked deposit program to encourage lending to small businesses in distressed communities. House: Investments & Banking
Senate: Economic Development
Effective in 90 days -- 8/30/93
HB 300 73-0 (1993) Author: Smith, Dalton Relating to the creation and operation of the Texas Small Business Equity Commission and the development of certain businesses; providing a penalty. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 593 73-0 (1993) Author: Harris, Jack | et. al. Relating to basic group health insurance coverage for certain small employers. House: Insurance Left pending in subcommittee
HB 596 73-0 (1993) Author: Harris, Jack Relating to premium rates and termination of coverage for health insurance sold to certain small employer groups. House: Insurance Posting rule suspended
HB 795 73-0 (1993) Author: Rodriguez, Ciro
Sponsor: Madla, Frank
Relating to the contracting authority and procedures of certain hospital districts. House: County Affairs
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Effective in 90 days -- 8/30/93
HB 1062 73-0 (1993) Author: Wilson, Ron Relating to purchases by utilities from certain disadvantaged businesses. House: State Affairs No action taken in committee
HB 1413 73-0 (1993) Author: Dutton, Jr., Harold V. Relating to assistance to disadvantaged businesses in professional services contracts. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 1832 73-0 (1993) Author: Smithee, John Relating to purchase of group health coverage through funds established by certain small employers. House: Insurance Withdrawn from schedule
HB 1868 73-0 (1993) Author: Conley, Karyne Relating to assistance to certain small contractors on public works projects. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 1878 73-0 (1993) Author: Junell, Robert
Sponsor: Harris, O.H.
Relating to the issuance of general obligation bonds by the Texas Agricultural Finance Authority and to the authority's efforts to support minority-owned and women-owned businesses. House: Agriculture & Wildlife Management
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on adoption of const. amendment
HB 1886 73-0 (1993) Author: Van de Putte, Leticia | et. al.
Sponsor: Lucio, Eddie | et. al.
Relating to the participation of certain woman-owned, minority-owned, and in-state businesses in the issuance of bonds. House: State Affairs
Senate: State Affairs
Placed on intent calendar
HB 1889 73-0 (1993) Author: Smith, Dalton Relating to the creation and operation of the Texas Small Business Equity Commission and the development of certain businesses; providing a penalty. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 1956 73-0 (1993) Author: Romo, Sylvia Relating to the issuance of obligations by the Texas Public Finance Authority. House: State Affairs Referred to subcommittee
HB 2055 73-0 (1993) Author: Martin, Mike | et. al.
Sponsor: Parker, Carl
Relating to health insurance and health costs and the availability of health insurance coverage for certain individuals and small employers. House: Insurance
Senate: Economic Development
Effective on 9/1/93
HB 2075 73-0 (1993) Author: Dutton, Jr., Harold V. Relating to procurement of goods and services for the state from certain small or disadvantaged businesses. House: State Affairs Referred to subcommittee
HB 2153 73-0 (1993) Author: Davis, Yvonne | et. al.
Sponsor: West, Royce | et. al.
Relating to the use of funds in the smart jobs fund. House: Economic Development
Senate: Economic Development
Placed on intent calendar
HB 2310 73-0 (1993) Author: Turner, Sylvester
Sponsor: West, Royce
Relating to contracts between governmental entities and certain disadvantaged businesses; providing a civil penalty. House: State Affairs
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/93
HB 2377 73-0 (1993) Author: Romo, Sylvia
Sponsor: Ellis, Rodney
Relating to the creation of the small business air compliance funding program. House: Environmental Regulation
Senate: Natural Resources
Placed on intent calendar
HB 2539 73-0 (1993) Author: Davis, Yvonne | et. al. Relating to the participation of small and minority-owned businesses in state contracts and purchasing. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 2736 73-0 (1993) Author: Conley, Karyne Relating to state agency reporting of contracting with historically underutilized businesses. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
HJR 110 73-0 (1993) Author: Romo, Sylvia | et. al. Proposing an constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to provide for the issuance of bonds to provide surety bonds for historically underutilized businesses. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HJR 111 73-0 (1993) Author: Romo, Sylvia | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to provide for the issuance of bonds for the state financing of start-up costs for historically underutilized businesses. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HR 375 73-0 (1993) Author: Brimer, Kim Extending an official welcome to the men and women attending Small Business Appreciation Day. House: Rules and Resolutions Reported enrolled
SB 198 73-0 (1993) Author: Shelley, Dan Relating to the creation and operation of a program to provide access to health insurance for employees of small groups. Senate: Economic Development Referred to Economic Development
SB 217 73-0 (1993) Author: Sibley, David Relating to purchase of group health coverage through funds established by certain small employers. Senate: Economic Development Referred to Economic Development
SB 223 73-0 (1993) Author: Lucio, Eddie | et. al.
Sponsor: Romo, Sylvia
Relating to the provision by the state of guarantees and idemnification relating to surety bonds for historically underutilized businesses. House: State Affairs
Senate: Economic Development
Placed on General State Calendar
SB 224 73-0 (1993) Author: Lucio, Eddie | et. al. Relating to the treatment of small businesses and historically underutilized businesses by state governmental entities; providing penalties. House: State Affairs
Senate: Economic Development
Left pending in committee
SB 225 73-0 (1993) Author: Lucio, Eddie | et. al.
Sponsor: Romo, Sylvia
Relating to a capital growth and start-up fund for historically underutilized businesses; providing for the issuance of bonds. House: State Affairs
Senate: Economic Development
Placed on General State Calendar
SB 708 73-0 (1993) Author: Patterson, Jerry Relating to group health insurance for certain small employers. Senate: Economic Development Referred to Economic Development
SB 803 73-0 (1993) Author: West, Royce Relating to the creation and administration of a linked deposit program to encourage lending to small businesses in distressed communities. Senate: Economic Development Meeting cancelled
SB 933 73-0 (1993) Author: West, Royce Relating to state agency reporting of contracting with historically underutilized businesses. House: State Affairs
Senate: Economic Development
Referred to State Affairs
SB 1065 73-0 (1993) Author: Parker, Carl Relating to health insurance and health costs and the availability of health insurance coverage for certain individuals and small employers. Senate: Economic Development Referred to Economic Development
SJR 9 73-0 (1993) Author: Lucio, Eddie | et. al.
Sponsor: Romo, Sylvia
Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to provide for the issuance of bonds for the state financing of start-up costs for historically underutilized businesses. House: State Affairs
Senate: Economic Development
Filed with the Secretary of State
SJR 10 73-0 (1993) Author: Lucio, Eddie | et. al.
Sponsor: Romo, Sylvia
Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to provide for the issuance of bonds to provide or guarantee surety bonds for historically underutilized businesses. House: State Affairs
Senate: Economic Development
Record vote
SJR 51 73-0 (1993) Author: Ellis, Rodney Proposing a constitutional amendment providing for the issuance of general obligation bonds for the support of the business start-up and small business development fund. Senate: Economic Development Referred to Economic Development
HB 192 72-0 (1991) Author: Cuellar, Henry Relating to the awarding of certain contracts to small, disadvantaged business enterprises. House: State Affairs Referred to subcommittee
HB 338 72-0 (1991) Author: Conley, Karyne | et. al.
Sponsor: Barrientos, Gonzalo
Relating to programs to increase the participation of minority businesses in contract awards of certain home-rule municipalities. House: Urban Affairs
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Effective immediately
HB 796 72-0 (1991) Author: Dutton, Jr., Harold V. Relating to the creation of an equity participation investment program and state investment in certain franchises. House: Business & Commerce Left pending in committee
HB 799 72-0 (1991) Author: Dutton, Jr., Harold V.
Sponsor: Whitmire, John
Relating to disadvantaged businesses owned by minorities or women in relation to state purchasing and public works contracts; providing a criminal penalty. House: State Affairs
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/91
HB 1292 72-0 (1991) Author: Delco, Wilhelmina Relating to programs to increase the participation of minority businesses in contract awards of certain home-rule municipalities. House: Urban Affairs Referred to Urban Affairs
HB 1728 72-0 (1991) Author: Brimer, Kim Relating to the creation and administration of a linked deposit program to encourage lending to small businesses. House: Financial Institutions Left pending in committee
HB 1906 72-0 (1991) Author: Greenberg, Sherri
Sponsor: Turner, Jim
Relating to the state small business innovation research program. House: Science & Technology
Senate: State Affairs
Effective in 90 days -- 8/26/91
HB 2469 72-0 (1991) Author: Harris, Jack Relating to premium rates for health insurance sold to small groups. House: Insurance Referred to subcommittee
HB 2631 72-0 (1991) Author: Dutton, Jr., Harold V. | et. al. Relating to historically underutilized businesses; providing penalties. House: Business & Commerce Left pending in committee
HB 2633 72-0 (1991) Author: Dutton, Jr., Harold V. | et. al. Relating to the provision by the state of surety bonds for historically underutilized businesses. House: Business & Commerce Left pending in committee
HB 2634 72-0 (1991) Author: Dutton, Jr., Harold V. Relating to a capital growth and start-up fund for historically underutilized businesses. House: Business & Commerce Left pending in committee
HB 2666 72-0 (1991) Author: Harris, Jack Relating to basic group health insurance coverage for certain small employers. House: Insurance Referred to subcommittee
HJR 97 72-0 (1991) Author: Dutton, Jr., Harold V. | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to provide for the issuance of general revenue bonds to provide surety bonds for historically underutilized businesses. House: Business & Commerce Left pending in committee
SB 474 72-0 (1991) Author: Barrientos, Gonzalo Relating to the adoption by a home-rule municipality of a program or programs designed to reasonably increase participation by minority business enterprises in public contract awards. Senate: Economic Development Referred to Economic Development
SB 888 72-0 (1991) Author: Johnson, Eddie Relating to the provision by the state of surety bonds for historically underutilized businesses. House: Business & Commerce
Senate: Economic Development
Referred to Business & Commerce
SB 889 72-0 (1991) Author: Johnson, Eddie Relating to a capital growth start-up fund for historically underutilized businesses. Senate: Economic Development Withdrawn from intent calendar
SB 891 72-0 (1991) Author: Johnson, Eddie Relating to historically underutilized businesses; providing penalties. Senate: Economic Development Record vote
SB 1243 72-0 (1991) Author: Turner, Jim Relating to the state small business innovation research program. Senate: Economic Development Referred to Economic Development
SB 1461 72-0 (1991) Author: Brooks, Chet Relating to basic group health insurance coverage for certain small employers. Senate: Economic Development Left pending in subcommittee
SJR 29 72-0 (1991) Author: Johnson, Eddie Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to provide for the issuance of general revenue bonds to provide surety bonds for historically underutilized businesses. House: Business & Commerce
Senate: Economic Development
Referred to Business & Commerce
SJR 30 72-0 (1991) Author: Johnson, Eddie Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to provide for the issuance of bonds and state financing of start-up costs for historically underutilized businesses. Senate: Economic Development Withdrawn from intent calendar
SR 864 72-0 (1991) Author: Johnson, Eddie Encouraging the governor to issue an executive order relating to state agency contracts with historically underutilized businesses. Reported enrolled
HB 40 71-0 (1989) Author: Wilson, Ron Relating to certification of status as a disadvantaged business. House: Business & Commerce Referred to subcommittee
HB 436 71-0 (1989) Author: Dutton, Jr., Harold V. Relating to the authority of certain counties to establish programs to improve the extent to which women and minority businesses are awarded county contracts. House: Business & Commerce Referred to subcommittee
HB 776 71-0 (1989) Author: Cuellar, Henry | et. al. Relating to the awarding of certain state contracts to minority business enterprises and women-owned business enterprises; providing a penalty. House: State Affairs Reported from s/c favorably w/sub.
HB 951 71-0 (1989) Author: Conley, Karyne | et. al. Relating to programs to increase the participation of minority businesses in contract awards of certain home-rule municipalities. House: Urban Affairs 1st Printing sent to Comm. on Cal.
HB 1008 71-0 (1989) Author: Dutton, Jr., Harold V. | et. al. Relating to state purchasing contracts, state public works contracts, and contractors who are women or who belong to certain disadvantaged minority groups; providing a penalty. House: State Affairs Referred to subcommittee
HB 1215 71-0 (1989) Author: Conley, Karyne
Sponsor: Krier, Cynthia
Relating to the condemnation and contracting authority of certain metropolitan rapid transit authorities, including the authority to adopt a program to encourage participation of minority and women-owned.... House: State Affairs
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Effective immediately
HB 1722 71-0 (1989) Author: Kuempel, Edmund | et. al. Relating to workers compensation insurance premium incentives to encourage certain small employers to maintain a safe workplace. House: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
HB 2286 71-0 (1989) Author: Richardson, Bob
Sponsor: Edwards, Chet
Relating to a state small business innovation research program involving grants of state funds. House: Science & Technology
Senate: Economic Development
Effective on 9/1/89
HB 2349 71-0 (1989) Author: Smith, Dalton Relating to the creation and operation of the Texas Small Business Equity Commission and the development of certain businesses; providing penalties. House: Business & Commerce Referred to subcommittee
HB 2445 71-0 (1989) Author: Martinez, Roman Relating to the use of private contractors, including minority- and women-owned businesses, to provide transportation services on behalf of certain metropolitan transit authorities. House: Transportation Referred to Transportation
HB 2699 71-0 (1989) Author: Hinojosa, Juan Relating to fostering microenterprises in rural areas through the establishment of a targeted loan program. House: Agriculture & Livestock 1st Printing sent to Comm. on Cal.
HCR 123 71-0 (1989) Author: Shea, Gwyn
Sponsor: Harris, O.H.
Instructing the State Board of Insurance to reassign furniture stores to more accurate classifications. House: Insurance
Senate: Economic Development
Signed by the Governor
HR 362 71-0 (1989) Author: Repp, Glenn Welcoming representatives of small business. Reported enrolled
SB 17 71-0 (1989) Author: Washington, Craig Relating to state purchasing contracts, state public works contracts, and contractors who are women and who belong to certain disadvantaged minority groups. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 116 71-0 (1989) Author: Johnson, Eddie
Sponsor: Dutton, Jr., Harold V.
Relating to the award of state purchasing contracts, state construction contracts, and state bond contracts to contractors who are women or who belong to certain minority groups; providing a criminal penalty. House: State Affairs
Senate: State Affairs
Placed on General State Calendar
SB 851 71-0 (1989) Author: Carriker, Steven
Sponsor: Hinojosa, Juan
Relating to fostering microenterprises in rural areas through the establishment of a targeted loan program. House: Agriculture & Livestock
Senate: Economic Development
1st Printing sent to Comm. on Cal.
SB 1408 71-0 (1989) Author: Caperton, Kent Relating to workers' compensation premium incentives to encourage small employers to maintain a safe workplace. Senate: Committee of the Whole Left as pending business in s/c
SB 1620 71-0 (1989) Author: Edwards, Chet Relating to a state small business innovation research program involving grants of state funds. Senate: Economic Development Referred to Economic Development
SB 1806 71-0 (1989) Author: Ratliff, Bill Relating to providing relief from franchise and sales and use taxes for new small businesses. Senate: Finance Referred to Finance
SCR 120 71-0 (1989) Author: Johnson, Eddie Recognizing Small Minority and Women-Owned Business Month in Texas. House: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SR 746 71-0 (1989) Author: Johnson, Eddie | et. al. Creating the Special Advisory Committee on the Creation and Expansion of Minority and Women-Owned Business Ownership Opportunities. Senate: Finance Adopted
HB 5 70-0 (1987) Author: Hackney, Clint
Sponsor: Glasgow, Bob
Relating to the licensing of businesses and to regulatory relief for small businesses. House: Science & Technology
Senate: State Affairs
Effective in 90 days-8/31/87
HB 440 70-0 (1987) Author: Hinojosa, Juan
Sponsor: Caperton, Kent
Relating to state agencies paying court costs and attorney's fees of small businesses that prevail in a dispute with a state agency. House: Judiciary
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on 9/1/87
HB 610 70-0 (1987) Author: Dutton, Jr., Harold V. Relating to state public works contracts and contractors who belong to certain minority groups. House: Business & Commerce Reported favorably with substitute
HB 707 70-0 (1987) Author: Lewis, Ron
Sponsor: Green, Gene
Relating to the preference for disadvantaged, Texas, and American products under certain public purchasing contracts. House: State Affairs
Senate: State Affairs
Vetoed by the Governor
HB 1242 70-0 (1987) Author: Dutton, Jr., Harold V. Relating to the authority of certain counties to establish programs to improve the extent to which women and minority businesses are awarded county contracts. House: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
HJR 102 70-0 (1987) Author: Hinojosa, Juan Proposing a constitutional amendment to authorize the establishment of a pilot revolving loan fund for promoting small business growth in high unemployment rural areas. House: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SB 482 70-0 (1987) Author: Johnson, Eddie
Sponsor: Blair, Fred
Relating to the adoption of programs by certain home-rule municipalities to increase participation by minority business enterprises in contract awards. House: Urban Affairs
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Effective in 90 days - 8/31/87
SJR 46 70-0 (1987) Author: Anderson, Richard Proposing a constitutional amendment to authorize the establishment of a pilot revolving loan fund for promoting small business growth in high unemployment rural areas. Referred to State Affairs
HR 8 70-2 (1987) Author: Dutton, Jr., Harold V. Establishing a special interim committee to identify state alternatives for providing assistance to women- and minority-owned businesses.
HB 126 69-0 (1985) Author: Hinojosa, Juan Relating to state agencies paying court costs and attorney's fees of small businesses that prevail in a dispute with a state agency. House: State Affairs Placed on General State Calendar
HB 127 69-0 (1985) Author: Hinojosa, Juan Relating to the payment of a penalty by a state agency to a small business for failure to comply with the statutory deadline for action on a contractual claim. House: State Affairs Withdrawn by author
HB 791 69-0 (1985) Author: Ragsdale, Paul Relating to adoption of programs by political subdivisions to increase participation by minority business enterprises in contract awards. House: Business & Commerce Reported from s/c fav. w/o amdt(s)
HB 969 69-0 (1985) Author: Dutton, Jr., Harold V. Relating to state public work contracts and contractors who belong to certain minority groups. House: State Affairs Laid on table subj. to call in s/c
HB 1739 69-0 (1985) Author: Collazo, Jr., Frank
Sponsor: Parker, Carl
Relating to the creation of the State Small Business Loan Authority and the assistance of small business. House: Business & Commerce
Senate: Economic Development
Testimony taken in committee
HB 2105 69-0 (1985) Author: Sutton, Lou Nelle Relating to a Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) Goals Program for cities with a population of at least 750,000 according to the most recent federal census. House: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
HB 2201 69-0 (1985) Author: Ragsdale, Paul Relating to state contracts with and purchases from small businesses, including those owned by minority group members. House: Business & Commerce Reported from s/c favorably w/sub.
SB 541 69-0 (1985) Author: Parker, Carl
Sponsor: Dutton, Jr., Harold V.
Relating to identification of and state agency contracts with minority businesses. House: State Affairs
Senate: State Affairs
Placed on General State Calendar
HB 179 68-0 (1983) Author: Hinojosa, Juan
Sponsor: Sharp, John
Relating to rules adversely affecting small businesses. House: Business & Commerce
Senate: Economic Development
Effective on . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
HB 180 68-0 (1983) Author: Hinojosa, Juan Relating to the payment of a penalty by a state agency to a small business for failure to comply with the statutory deadline for action on a contractual claim. House: State Affairs Committee report printed and sent to Committee on Calendars
HB 330 68-0 (1983) Author: Hinojosa, Juan Relating to state agencies paying court costs and attorney's fees of small businesses that prevail in a dispute with a state agency. House: State Affairs Committee report printed and sent to Committee on Calendars
HB 434 68-0 (1983) Author: Ragsdale, Paul
Sponsor: Mauzy, Oscar
Relating to adoption of programs by political subdivisions to increase participation by minority business enterprises in contract awards. House: Business & Commerce
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Reported from committee favorably without amendments
HB 643 68-0 (1983) Author: Ragsdale, Paul Relating to state contracts with and purchases from small businesses, including those owned by minority group members. House: State Affairs Reported from subcommittee favorably without amendments
HB 1313 68-0 (1983) Author: Smith, Terral Relating to the payment of a penalty by a state agency to a small business for failure to comply with the statutory deadline for action on a contractual claim and to the delivery of warrants under the state purchasing system. House: State Affairs Reported from subcommittee favorably with amendments
HB 1414 68-0 (1983) Author: Sutton, Lou Nelle Relating to minority businesses bidding on construction contracts awarded by governmental entities. House: Business & Commerce Referred to Committee on Business & Commerce
HB 1768 68-0 (1983) Author: Oliveira, René Relating to assistance of small businesses. House: Business & Commerce Committee report printed and sent to Committee on Calendars
HB 2205 68-0 (1983) Author: Luna III, Albert Relating to programs of certain cities to increase participation by minority and women's business enterprises in public contracts. House: Business & Commerce Committee report printed and sent to Committee on Calendars
SB 61 68-0 (1983) Author: Mauzy, Oscar Relating to adoption of programs by home rule cities to increase participation by minority business enterprises in contract awards; and declaring an emergency. Senate: Intergovernmental Relations Referred to Committee on Intergovernmental Relations
SB 1175 68-0 (1983) Author: Parmer, Hugh Declaring the policy of the state to encourage economic development and employment opportunities, especially for small business; relating to the Texas Small Business Industrial Development Corporation; directing the Texas Industrial Commission to implement certain rules and regulations with respect to such corporation. Senate: Economic Development Referred to Committee on Economic Development
HB 69 67-0 (1981) Author: Hudson III, Samuel Relating to the duties and powers of state agencies to assist small businesses. House: Business & Industry Referred to subcommittee
HB 336 67-0 (1981) Author: Ragsdale, Paul Relating to state contracts with and purchases from small businesses, including those owned by minority group members. House: Business & Industry Committee report printed and sent to Committee on Calendars
HB 1438 67-0 (1981) Author: Semos, Chris V. Relating to small business loan guarantee program. House: Business & Industry Committee report printed and sent to Committee on Calendars
HB 1635 67-0 (1981) Author: Ragsdale, Paul Relating to adoption of programs by home rule cities to increase participation by minority business enterprises in contract awards. House: Business & Industry Comm. report printed & sent to Comm. on Local & Consent Cal.
HB 1673 67-0 (1981) Author: Wolens, Steven
Sponsor: McKnight, Peyton
Relating to the encouragement, support and development of small and minority business enterprise throughout the state. House: Business & Industry
Senate: Human Resources
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HB 1972 67-0 (1981) Author: Sutton, Lou Nelle Relating to minority businesses bidding on construction contracts awarded by governmental entities. House: Business & Industry Notice given - to call motion to reconsider
HJR 71 67-0 (1981) Author: Semos, Chris V. Proposing a constitutional amendment relating to the guarantee of small business loans by the state. House: Constitutional Amendments Referred to subcommittee
SB 939 67-0 (1981) Author: Brown, J.E. Relating to small business loan guarantee program. Senate: Economic Development Referred to Committee on Economic Development
SB 977 67-0 (1981) Author: Mauzy, Oscar Relating to adoption of programs by home rule cities to increase participation by minority business enterprises in contract awards. Senate: Intergovernmental Relations No action taken
SJR 47 67-0 (1981) Author: Brown, J.E. Proposing a constitutional amendment relating to the guarantee of small business loans by the state. Senate: Economic Development Referred to Committee on Economic Development
HB 141 66-0 (1979) Author: Ragsdale, Paul Relating to state contracts with and purchases from small businesses, including those owned by minority group members. House: State Affairs Referred to Committee on State Affairs
HB 180 66-0 (1979) Author: Hudson III, Samuel Relating to the duties and powers of state agencies to assist small businesses. House: State Affairs Referred to Committee on State Affairs
HB 235 66-0 (1979) Author: Waters, Ron Relating to state purchases from and contracts with minority businesses. House: State Affairs Referred to Committee on State Affairs
HB 752 66-0 (1979) Author: Cain, David Relating to programs of political subdivisions to increase contract awards to minority businesses. House: State Affairs Referred to Committee on State Affairs
SB 308 66-0 (1979) Author: Clower, Ron
Sponsor: Cain, David
Relating to adoption of programs by political subdivisions to increase participation by minority business enterprises in contract awards. House: Intergovernmental Affairs
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Scheduled for future calendar placement
HB 1000 65-0 (1977) Author: Hudson III, Samuel Relating to the duties and powers of state agencies to assist small businesses. House: Business & Industry Referred to Committee on Business and Industry
HB 1226 65-0 (1977) Author: Ragsdale, Paul
Sponsor: Truan, Carlos
Relating to creating the Minority Business Enterprise Division of the Texas Industrial Commission and to abolishing the Office of Minority Business Enterprise. House: Business & Industry
Senate: Economic Development
Effective in 90 days
HB 1418 65-0 (1977) Author: Ragsdale, Paul Relating to assistance to small businesses. House: Business & Industry Assigned to Consent Calendar
HB 1472 65-0 (1977) Author: Briscoe, Leonard Relating to the authority of certain municipal to reserve a portion of their contracts for good and services to minority group businesses. House: Intergovernmental Affairs
Senate: Administration
Posting rule suspended
SB 1105 65-0 (1977) Author: Truan, Carlos Relating to assistance to small businesses. Senate: Economic Development Referred to subcommittee
SB 1107 65-0 (1977) Author: Truan, Carlos Relating to creating the Minority Business Enterprise Division of the Texas Industrial Commission and to abolishing the Office of Minority Business Enterprise. Senate: Economic Development Considered by committee in public hearing
HB 366 64-0 (1975) Author: Kaster, James J.
Sponsor: Ogg, Jack
Relating to the assistance of small business entities; providing additional responsibilities for the industrial commission; creating the Advisory Council on Small Business Assistance; providing an effective date. House: Business & Industry
Senate: Human Resources
Effective in 90 days
HB 1026 64-0 (1975) Author: Truan, Carlos Relating to the purchase by the state of certain commodities, equipment, or services from, or negotiation for contracts of construction with, small businesses. House: State Affairs Referred to Committee on State Affairs
HR 177 64-0 (1975) Author: Cates, Phil Relating to directing a subcommittee of the Committee on Business and Industry to study the status of minority business enterprise in Texas. House: Business & Industry
HR 186 64-0 (1975) Author: Hudson III, Samuel Relating to creating a special interim committee to study state's Securities Act and its effect on small business development. House: Business & Industry
SB 350 64-0 (1975) Author: Ogg, Jack Relating to the assistance of small business entities; providing additional responsibilities for the industrial commission; creating the Advisory Council on Small Business Assistance; providing an effective date. Senate: Economic Development Referred to subcommittee
HB 742 63-0 (1973) Author: Truan, Carlos Relating to the purchase of certain commodities, equipment, or services from small businesses by the State Board of Control; and declaring an emergency. House: State Affairs Reported from subcommittee
HCR 99 63-0 (1973) Author: Hudson III, Samuel
Sponsor: Mauzy, Oscar
Creating an Interim Committee on Small Business. House: Business & Industry Signed by the Governor
SCR 53 63-0 (1973) Author: Ogg, Jack A resolution establishing the Governor's Small Business Committee. Senate: Administration Vote by which finally passed reconsidered
HCR 22 62-0 (1971) Author: Atwell, Ben
SCR 76 62-0 (1971) Author: Hall, Ralph Creating Governor's Small Business Committee.
HCR 33 62-3 (1972) Author: Longoria, Raul Urging the Texas Industrial Commission to establish a Texas Office of Minority Business Enterprise (OMBE).
SB 66 61-0 (1969) Author: Watson, Jr., Murray Relating to providing that preference be given in state purchasing to certain products and services sold by small businesses.
HJR 29 50-0 (1947) Author: Walker, Miller B. | et. al. Relating to proposing a constitutional amendment to provide for the issuance of two hundred million dollars in bonds of the State of Texas to finance small loans to veterans of World War II.

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